Food & Drink

October 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Zoning Board unanimously approved an application for Chick-fil-A to move to Middlesex Mall. Chick-fil-A will knock down the former Wells Fargo Bank located at the corner of Hadley Road and Stelton Road and build a new 5,000 sq ft state of the art ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Sure, summer is nearly over, but the city will still be echoing with music into the fall through festivals planned into October. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the city will host the Central Jersey Jazz Festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Performances by Terri Lyne Carrington Quartet, Eddie ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - City residents need only walk down the block to see why it's called the "Garden State." August is the perfect month to sample local produce at one of New Brunswick's farmer's markets, popping up around town this week and remaining open through October. The New Brunswick Community ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND –Tuesday entertainment headlines with a free concert from 7-9 p.m. at Bayview Park in Long Beach Township.  Chris Fritz and the Impulsives are performing  Visitors are reminded to bring a beach chair, a cooler to enjoy the concert and beautiful sunset at the bay.  Here is the ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – If you have ever eaten "The Nicky Newarker" or the "The Miami Hound Machine," this story will be of great interest to you, a true hot dog lover. Destination Dogs, the eatery specializing in hot dogs that opened in the city about six years ago on Paterson Street, will be featured ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Though they sound like they may land you on the naughty list, these delicious Santa's Trash cookies are sure to make Santa happy. I found it while searching for some new cookie inspiration, and then found out that my niece Ashley had made a special request for this cookie. Ashley ...

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Molasses Cookies by Debbie Mikijanic Ingredients ¾ c margarine, softened ​​​½ teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar​​​ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg ​​​​​½ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ cup molasses​​​​½ ground ginger 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour​​ 2 teaspoons baking soda ​​½ cup ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Old Bay, a household name across the Hub City, will go out with a bang before shutting its doors for good at the end of the month.  On Saturday, December 9, The Do Rights will have their last concert there. The next weekend, on Saturday, December 16, P-Funk North will ...

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Another sushi restaurant with a lounge in the same location as the previous sushi restaurant with a lounge? The same giant Buddha statue and koi pond? This seems familiar. It isn’t. I knew Hotoke was on its way out a few years back, when in addition to not updating the majority of their menu ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick sports bar has agreed to pay $57,500 to six former employees, following a wage theft lawsuit that went on several years, according to a release from New Labor, a local worker’s rights group. The lawsuit, filed by former employee James Gerard, accused World of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The holidays are here and Christmas decorations line the streets of New Brunswick. Grab your coat and gloves and check out what’s happening around town this week. Monday, November 27 The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign is winding down for a close, but there’s still a chance to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Preparing food together can really bring the family together and get everyone off of their screens, but those perfectly shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread characters require a little more skill and attention when all we want to do is get together as a family. Enter "The Classic ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - We've all been there, we go to bed on Wednesday night thinking this is going to be the smoothest Thanksgiving ever, only to wake on Thursday morning with the "we don't have enough food" panic. A bunch of TAPinto editors go together and figured out an easy solution: an extra side ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name. This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The longtime Old Bay establishment will be replaced by an Irish pub, once the restaurant closes its doors for good in December. The opening date of the new restaurant, “Blackthorn Irish Pub & Restaurant,” hasn’t been finalized, but the target date is February or March, ...

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NEW JERSEY – Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, ...

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