new-brunswick

Food & Drink

July 23, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Come to New Brunswick for Restaurant Week – and visit the world. With more 30 restaurants participating in the event, foodies hungry for quality cuisine will find themselves magically transported around the world. There’s Italian, Mexican, Asian, Ethiopian, Korean, Irish ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For Restaurant Week, Krisztina Rossi invites you to come for a massage, a facial and nail service – and stay for the food and drink. The owner of The Spa at The Heldrich realizes her participation in City Center’s Restaurant Week may seem unusual to some, but she thinks many ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Hyatt Regency has reopened its bar just in time to participate in New Brunswick’s Restaurant Week. The hotel’s Glass Woods Tavern is now open, offering drinks and fun fare as Restaurant Week runs until July 25. The menu includes margherita brick oven pepperoni pizza, ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher’s Bar & Restaurant, a dining destination nestled in the lobby of the Heldrich Hotel on Livingston Avenue, has reopened just in time for the city’s Restaurant Week. Christopher’s will be offering a special four-course prix fixe menu on July 23 and 24 ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Restaurant Week is returning this year with an invitation to come back to your favorite bars and restaurants in New Brunswick. And for those who have been dining in City Center and throughout the rest of the city – whether you were picking up, ordering out, enjoying the ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ –  Brothers Halal Meat and Grocery, located at 1991 Route 27 in Somerset, officially opened its doors last month and the owners are looking forward to expanding their ties within the community.  "We felt this was something the community needed and wanted to expand our business ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The city’s newest restaurant, a 2,200-square-foot space on Easton Avenue, has opened just in time to take part in the city’s Restaurant Week. Ani Ramen House serves up dinner daily, with to-go, delivery and lunch options to follow in July. Along with its custom-made ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market will open for the season in New Brunswick on June 19. Fresh and local fruits and vegetables, local honey, baked goods, prepared foods, flowers and craft items will be available for purchase now through the end of October at the ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Owner Sachin Shah picked the perfect time to expand the food and drink menus at Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub. More patrons will be able to enjoy the newly added fish cakes, lamb sliders and vegetarian shepherd’s pie and wash them down with new summer coolers and ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grab your green garb and head to New Brunswick's downtown City Center to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Wednesday. Several restaurants and pubs will be serving up traditional food and drinks, not to mention live music. Designated drivers who are dropping off and picking up ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – “The Port” somehow does the impossible. This rectangular lean-to dining room that extends from the front of Salt Seafood and Oyster Bar, across the sidewalk and into Church Street, gives an outdoor dining space all the cozy ambiance of an indoor dining ...

Read more »

PATERSON, NJ - El Abuelito Cheese Inc, a Paterson New Jersey company has removed all El Abuelito brand Cheese products from shelves due to confirmed laboratory findings of a listeria monocytogenes outbreak, announced the FDA. According to the FDA, there have been 10 illnesses and nine ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Frank Tumulty was a schoolteacher with a wife and three young children when he decided to pursue his dream of opening a pub in the Hub City where Rutgers students could go on date nights, families could gather for dinner and urban professionals could unwind with a drink or ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK - Supermarket employees have always been frontline heroes during all periods of crisis. In the face of natural disasters, and now even global pandemics, supermarket employees keep communities nourished and supplied. That is why the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) is joining the Food ...

Read more »

SAYREVILLE/SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - The local bars, along with small restaurants and businesses, have faced extraordinary challenges having to adapt their operations amidst the pandemic to keep them afloat. “We’re built to work on 100% capacity, obviously, every business is,” said Kenny Cassidy, ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Indoor dining capacity restrictions increase, ever so slightly, this weekend and Walter Kurilew, owner of KC's Korner – the Norman House, is eager to welcome patrons in for the Big Game.  "Super Bowl Sunday is always one of our busiest days, and we are looking forward to ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has expanded indoor gathering limits in New Jersey effective Friday. Businesses, indoor entertainment and recreation areas (casinos and gyms), personal care businesses, indoor performance venues and indoor gatherings (religious ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Visitors marveled at ice sculptures, took carriage rides, sang along with carolers and gazed at holiday lights strung high above the streets. Restaurants hosted outdoor diners in heated tents and the annual tree lighting ceremony was held at 19 different locations – and even ...

Read more »

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chef David Burke didn’t actually know anything about the town of East Brunswick when he was contacted about opening one of his restaurants in the New Jersey town. Though a New Jersey native, Burke had never been to East Brunswick before and was largely unfamiliar with Middlesex ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the restaurants and small businesses downtown. Servers, bus boys, bartenders, managers and other back-of-the-house staff are feeling the pinch this holiday season. In direct response, the "Rally Together" program ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Cold days are ahead, so why not try some new spicy food to keep warm?  Chicken Jalfrezi is presented here by our own Chef Ravi, who brings the flavors of South Asia to Middlesex County. There are simple ingredients in this one, except for garam masala, a multi-spice base ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The owner of a popular downtown bar and restaurant has been slapped with a penalty for violating Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID-19-related executive orders. Adam Zebib, who has owned the George Street Ale House for 11 years, is facing a 25-day suspension of the bar’s liquor ...

Read more »

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new Aldi has officially opened its doors in the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, located at the shopping plaza at 4180 on Route 1. Customers lined up outside, while standing six feet apart from one another, to be the first ones inside the new grocery store.

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Carriage rides, ice sculptures, caroling and more – New Brunswick is about to be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. It all starts with Friday’s tree lighting ceremony at Monument Square Park and George Street. The festivities start at 4:30 p.m. This year, there will ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Corey, the oldest, has a flair for flavors. Rolo is the diplomatic one who keeps the peace among the brothers. Nick is ambitious and energetic. Al, the youngest, is laid back. Together, the Wimberley brothers add their secret ingredient – brotherly love – into ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The expanded outdoor dining in the city’s downtown area, where participating bars and restaurants have been seating weekend diners right smack in the middle of George and Church streets since summer, has provided a much-needed boost to an industry hit hard by the COVID-19 ...

Read more »

Greg Schiano was back in a big way and Rutgers fans watching the game at bars and restaurants up and down George Street ate it up. The coach made a triumphant return to the Rutgers sidelines after leaving the program nine years ago, helping the Scarlet Knights knock off Michigan State on ...

Read more »