When you are ready to sit down and watch the game, you want crispy, delicious wings and juicy, tasty burgers to go with your football, baseball, hockey and soccer game. In the off season, one restaurant has been updating their menu to ensure you always enjoy your burgers and wings just like you like them. And the best part? They have been partnering with “local teams” as their key to success.
As part of their commitment to local, Prestige Diner has added two local businesses to their partnerships: they source daily deliveries from John”s Meat Market in Scotch Plains for their burgers and updated their wing sauce and recipe to feature New Providence's own Defcon Sauces. Award-winning products in their own right, Prestige has selected the best, quite literally: John's Market voted "Best Butcher in NJ" multiple years running and Defcon has won over 70 major international awards since 2004. By adding Def Con and John's Market to their growing list of local suppliers, Prestige is making shopping and eating local their mantra.
“We are very serious about shopping local-we’ve made it a core mission of our business in fact. We buy produce from local organic farmers when possible, our craft brews on tap include NP”s Untied and other New Jersey Microbreweries, ice cream from Zitas, desserts from Bovella’s, of course meats from John”s and wing sauce from Defcon. It can not get any better, sourcing local is a win-win for all” said Jimmy Vardas, co-owner of Prestige Diner.
Def Con Sauces based in New Providence and exclusively offered locally at Prestige, has won over 70 major international awards since 2004, and are pretty much the team to beat in national competitions with their time-tested, award-winning recipes to suit every heat level. Their most popular recipes are: Defcon #3 - Mild heat Buffalo Wing sauce, Defcon #2 - Medium heat and Defcon #1 - HOT.
Serving much of northern New Jersey for over eighty years, John’s Meat Market in Scotch Plains has been a mainstay for quality meats in our area. Voted Best of NJ for years running, John’s Meats ensure that Prestige’s burgers are the best of the best, by only offering prime meats for all Prestige's burgers and steaks—every bite juicy and flavorful. One raving fan says "Their dry aged, USDA prime beef rib steaks are so well-marbled, you'd swear you were eating Kobe beef." Nick Losavio, co-owner of John's Meats says, "Prestige won't settle for anything less than top-of-the-line Prime cuts, which we think is the best way to serve their customers. It's best to source locally from a trusted business in the area--you know where the meat is coming from."
Prestige has adopted a "Shop Local" mindset for years, but Harry Vardas says, "We keep looking, making sure that if buy something to serve our customers that can be sourced locally and is of high quality, we will take a look and see if we can add them to our local suppliers. We love our community and we take supporting it very seriously. But it's the best when people come in with the family for the game and enjoy the best that New Providence and it's surrounding towns can offer."
Prestige Diner, located at 1318 Springfield Avenue is open 7 days a week, 6am-12am Sunday through Thursday and til 2am Friday and Saturday. Online ordering is available at their website: prestigediner.com with pickup or delivery service (delivery 5-10pm 7 days a week).