Food & Drink

December 8, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen. The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday. “There appear to be remaining ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - While the vast majority of us shared Thanksgiving Day with family and friends feasting around the table and reciting our thankful blessings -- for many, the world kept on turning and didn't break for the holiday. ​​​​​ The team of employees at NJ Sharing Network work around ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jersey Fine Wines, conveniently located in the Village Shopping Center in downtown New Providence, offers a broad selection of wines, spirits, regular and craft beers at everyday low prices.  The store is spacious, beautiful, and well lit.  It's a pleasant place to ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A zesty stew-like dish is in the spotlight on National Gumbo Day, observed annually on October 12. According to NationalCalendar.com, gumbo originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. The dish typically consists of a stock flavored with Cajun spices, meat or ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Having won the title of Best Soup in New Jersey from food website The Daily Meal, the Fanwood Grille has expanded the availability of its award-winning soups to the Scotch Plains Farmers Market this fall. Among the soups that the eatery has sold at the market are its ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey will bring a coach bus filled with more than 50 connaisseurs to the Fanwood Grille for the eatery's foot-long Shickhaus hot dogs and famed toppings including sauerkraut, chili, bacon and cheese, and "Cowboy Tony" (spicy meat) ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A warm, sunny Sunday afternoon brought a large crowd to New Providence’s First Carrot Cake Off held outdoors at Luminous Salon and Spa at 592 Central Ave. Ten contestants signed up to participate in the carrot cake contest.  Each contestant baked and displayed a carrot cake for ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –All the judges agreed on at least two things at the first ever Vegan Cook Off – the food was delicious and they would order most of it again. In fact, one of the judges (who wasn’t a vegan chef) said, “All the dishes would make excellent appetizers, and I would order ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On September 14 to 16, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) will host its first ever Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest, with events to be held each day in different locations around Berkeley Heights. Through Vegan Fest, the BHEC hopes to raise community awareness ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In an effort to uphold their mantra of providing their patrons a family friendly environment, Prestige Diner provided its customers with live entertainment Wednesday night, in the form of The Magician Simon Mandal.  The internationally known New Jersey native illusionist ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights gives many reasons why they are the go-to neighborhood restaurants offering fantastic daily specials. Whether you’re bringing your family to kids’ night on Tuesday or enjoying Whiskey and Wine Wednesday, Martini and Beer Thursday, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The "world famous" magician, Simon Mandal, will be bringing his hilarious family show to Prestige Diner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8.  It is said that Simon’s magic is astounding, astonishing, mind-boggling, incredible… and legendary, according to reviews.  This ...

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WESTFIELD NJ — Farinolio, a Tuscan bakery-café in Downtown Westfield, opened for the first time Tuesday for lunch. Located at 121 East Broad St. where Let’s YO! once was, the shop offers breakfast items (such as croissants in flavors including chocolate and ham-and-cheese), lunch (including flat ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Prestige Diner is set to begin a new Reading Rewards program. Through a partnership with the New Providence Memorial Library, age-appropriate books will fill the shelves of a special library at the diner. Kids are encouraged to pick a book to read while they're waiting for the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxwood Coffee is officially open in Downtown Westfield. The coffee shop and café, at 143 East Broad St. where Panera was, hosted a friends and family event on Wednesday evening to celebrate what owner Stephen Bellamy is calling a “slow open.” “We are planning to phase in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The winners of the 2017 TAPinto Summer Concert Photo Contest are the Greco Family and Gov. Livingston teachers Lisa Dhaibar, Staci Toporek, Renee Murillo and Debora Thedinga. Contest sponsors are Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic, Goodman's Deli and Restaurant and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Food, fireworks, rides, friends and great music draw the crowds to the annual Mt. Carmel Feast. Sunday evening the family friendly fireworks display capped off an evening of fun for those who brought the kids to the fair. This was  a smaller display than will the one ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Addams Tavern, which is undergoing court-ordered renovations, may re-open in September, according to Chip Grabowski, CEO of Harvest Restaurant Group. The restaurant at 115 Elm St. has been closed since December. Recently, firefighters extinguished a minor fire on one of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Vine Ripe Markets at 430 North Ave. East hosted about 50 members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce for a happy hour networking event Wednesday evening. Attendees sampled items from the independent grocery store’s catering department, freshly made mozzarella and ...

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The Mountainside Active Retirees ended their 2017-2018 meeting schedule this past May 23 with the induction of board members by Mountainside Senior Citizen Coordinator Kim Moriak. The Induction and luncheon was held at The Grillestone restaurant on route 22 in Scotch Plains. The affair was ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – On Thursday evening, rumors started to swirl about the potential closing of the Downtown Family Restaurant. With no official word on the restaurant’s Facebook page, it wasn’t until Friday morning that guests were greeted with a sign on the front door reading: There is a season ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Farmer’s Market kicked off its 2018 season in a new location on Saturday morning. The market moved from the South Avenue side of the Westfield train station to the North Avenue side to create more access to central downtown, according to market manager Chris ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Members of the Mountainside Active Retirees Club (MAR) recently toured Drumthwacket, the official residence of the governor. After the tour, the bus took the club members and their guests to Sebastian’s Schnitzelhaus in Wrightstown where they enjoyed a German lunch. Group ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave.) has been named one of the stops on the 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey The motor coach bus tour is organized by Erwin Benz and John Fox, who is one of the country's best known hot dog experts. The event attracts visitors ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the annual Farmers’ Market voucher program for seniors will begin again this summer. Starting on June 25, income eligible adults age 60 and up can receive a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce at designated ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Vine Ripe Markets, an independent grocery store on North Avenue in Westfield, is not your typical supermarket. For owner Frank Bruno, the son of a cop and a teacher, it’s a dream come true.  “It was a life-long dream,” Bruno said. “I envisioned the American dream as being a small ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Love gardens and never get enough of them? Then mark the calendar for Saturday, June 9, the date for the Mountainside Restoration Committee’s “Tour of Mountainside’s Gardens.”  This Garden Tour is the third Biennial Tour of its kind and had been extremely popular in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The wait is finally over, Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights opened its doors with an official ribbon cutting on Tuesday. The hotel actually had a soft opening last week, but on Tuesday, May 1, Mayor Bob Woodruff wielded a huge pair of scissors and cut through the ...

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