Food & Drink

May 14, 2021

Containers of 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder  Natural Vanilla Flavor due to the potential of an undeclared soy allergen, announced Arizona Nutritional Supplements.  The containers of the protein powder were mistakenly packaged with Soy Protein Powder, the company stated.  The product ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Essex County will distribute food in Glen Field Park on Thursday, May 13 Starting at 9 AM. 500 boxes of food will be giving on a first come, first served basis. Recipients are required to wear masks. In addition, cars will be required to line up along Maple Avenue to receive a ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's"Shot and a Beer" program which encourages eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated has expanded.  Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose can take their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The program will end on ...

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Panera at Home Lobster Bisque has been voluntarily recalled due to an undeclared egg allergen, announced Blount Fine Foods. This item is only sold in refrigerated cases in the deli department of grocery-retail stores; it is not sold at any Panera bakery-cafe, they stated. The recall is limited ...

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ATLANTIC CITY – Governor Phil Murphy signed into law A-5444, which provides $35 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for restaurants throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Vin Gopal and Joseph Lagana and Assembly Members Vincent Mazzeo, Pedro Mejia, Christopher Tully, and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sheena Collum is a force to be reckoned with when she wants change. She has led the way for integrating affordable housing onsite in local redevelopment plans, and shepherded a pandemic budget through against opposition from police and fire unions.   Her next quest: The South ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Lifelong Fanwood resident and the catering genius behind Savory Selections in downtown Scotch Plains has made it to the semi-final round of the Favorite Chef competition.  Chefs from around the globe are competing in this online competition to be named the world's ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Obal's Inn, a fixture in Bloomfield since the 1950s, is planning a comeback.  Most restaurants and bars have felt the squeeze since early last year with COVID restrictions greatly hampering the way food and beverage businesses were permitted to operate.  In early February, ...

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25% to 35% for Certain Businesses Executive Order Also Ends Statewide 10 p.m. Curfew for In-Person Indoor Restaurant Service, and Adjusts Gathering Limits for Religious and Political Activities, Wedding Ceremonies, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The app-based food delivery service, DoorDash, has partnered with the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA) to provide restaurants across New Jersey with grants of $2,500 or $5,000 based on need and criteria. Made possible by a donation of $500,000 delivered ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Should bars across New Jersey be able to keep their buffalo wings hot and beers cold a little bit longer on Super Bowl Sunday? One New Jersey Assemblyman thinks so. In a letter to Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judy Persichilli, Assemblyman Nicholas ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Old Man Rafferty’s, a downtown restaurant that has served savory French onion soup and overstuffed reubens to generations of theatergoers, Rutgers students and Johnson & Johnson’s workers, has closed its doors. Owner Mark Jakuboski said the landmark restaurant on Albany ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new program called Sustain and Serve NJ has been launched by the NJEDA that enables struggling New Jersey restaurants to prepare meals that would be distributed to nonprofit organizations to feed for needy residents. Sustain and Serve NJ is a COVID-19 relief effort that helps ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - With the hospitality industry facing unprecedented hardship in the current economic environment, many restaurants are pleading for new revenue streams just to make their businesses sustainable. With municipalities across New Jersey at risk of seeing their downtowns downtrodden by ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe remains the worst kept secret in the township. First published in 2016 when TAPinto Bloomfield was only a few months old, this recipe will probably be published just before Thanksgiving every year.  Stilwell's jelly was the subject of a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The "media" may have many around the country believing that Nutley's greatest gift to Thanksgiving is Martha Stewart, but locals know its "Nutley Raiders Ginger-Spiced Cranberry Sauce." First created by students in the culinary program at Nutley High School in 2017, this dish has ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Toni's Kitchen held the first town-wide food drive, in which, they asked residents to leave food items on their doorstep for pick up. Volunteers then traveled throughout the community picking up the items from residents who had registered online. Organizers stated that the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever.  "I'm ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business. On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Longtime Montclair business to move to Nutley next month. Jack Calandra, saw an opportunity in the township of Nutley and jumped at the chance to relocate the acclaimed Amore from Montclair's South End to Nutley. Amore, formerly located near the now retired South End Hardware in ...

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Seneca Snack Company has announced that they have voluntarily recalled Seneca Cinnamon Apple Chips and Clancy's Cinnamon Apple Chips due to possible Salmonella contamination.  The company was notified by an ingredient supplier that one lot of ingredients containing cinnamon that has the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Lynley Jones has created a way to make cooking fun and adventurous by developing her own spice blends and recipes. Adventure Kitchen is the result of that. Jones is founder and chief creator. Jones, originally from Arizona, moved to New Jersey 25 years ago after ...

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Those that sold to supermarkets fared better than those that relied on restaurants and schools This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Councilor-at-Large Peter Yacobellis has a unique way of giving back. He has recently launched an online fundraiser, in which the proceeds will go to support the Human Needs Food Pantry located in Montclair. According to a release, Yacobellis wants to enlist the support ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The approval of extending hours of operation for outdoor dining was unanimously green-lighted by the Bloomfield Township Council during Monday night’s Conference Meeting.  The move extended the outdoor dining curfew to 12 midnight on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After receiving a complaint of noise, Montclair Police were called to Cuban Pete's on Sunday, August 23, to investigate. Around 8PM, responding officers noticed that three indoor tables were occupied with nearly 15 guests and subsequently cited the owner for another Executive Order ...

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CENTRAL NEW JERSEY - Hey, let's own our status, CJ residents!  We have some majorly great Indian food here in the heart of the Garden State.  Food from "El Pueblo" in Mexico, too. Here's today's recipe from Chef Ravi for "Chilaquiles Verdes in Salsa Verde," a luncheon dish of mild, creamy ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Year-over-year 2Q'20 revenues of small business owners plummeted 52% while their payroll expenses dropped 54%, according the new Small Business Financial Health Survey, conducted by online lending platform Biz2Credit. The study examined data from 300 small business ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Agriculture offered advice Wednesday after it got reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. “Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants or be harmful to livestock,” the NJDA said in a ...

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