Food & Drink

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Community Food Drive is set for Sunday, May 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sproutlings Childcare located at 755 Central Ave. in New Providence. The volunteers that organize and work the drive are simply members of the community looking for ways to help our ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Customers steadily filtered through Station House Café for one last meal before Mouris Gawrgy closed his door for the last time on Friday after 31 years in business. Mo worked seven days a week and loved his customers and the work. Station House Café will be sorely missed ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Fans of Station House Cafe have two weeks to dine in, or take out their favorite breakfasts and/or lunches. Owner Mouris Gawrgy said he will be closing the doors to the local eatery after 31 years, on Friday, April 30.  TAPinto sat down with Mo, as many customers call him, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners are set to hold three emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in April to aid those affected by COVID-19. The food distributions are open to all Union County residents. Food will be distributed on a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — About five angled parking spaces on Prospect Street have been blocked off by cement barricades covered in navy blue cloth. On Friday, bright orange cones placed in-between the barricades alerted drivers to the cordoned off spots, which will soon become space for outdoor dining ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Don’t despair, while there may not be a parade on St. Patrick’s Day, the sound of bagpipes will fill the air at Goodman’s Deli, 400 Springfield Ave. March 17 marks one year since Goodman’s closed its dining room in an effort to slow the spread of COVID 19. Traditionally ...

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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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185-acre work-life campus welcomes three accomplished chefs to further enhance its growing dining scene  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Connell Company, the developer behind the premier work-life campus, announced three prominent additions to the culinary team at The Park in Berkeley Heights, ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The COVID pandemic has taken its toll on many small businesses, but the news that the iconic Florence Ravioli in downtown Scotch Plains is closing hurts. The business, which dates back to 1943, has been a part of the fabric of Scotch Plains since 1968. Florence Ravioli ...

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Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis; Union County residents only. The Board of County Commissioners has rescheduled an emergency food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 that was originally scheduled for Jan. 26. The new date is ...

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Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis; Union County residents only. The Board of County Commissioners has rescheduled an emergency food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 that was originally scheduled for Jan. 26. The new date is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the recent towing of cars at the former Bank of America lot behind Prestige Diner in New Providence, a community discussion ensued with close to 300 comments posted to the New Providence and Berkeley Heights Facebook forums to expose and warn the community. The cars ...

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NEW JERSEY- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Nestle Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals for “possible extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.” The baked chicken meals were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 with a “Best Before” date of ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - Shut down for two-plus weeks due to multiple positive COVID-19 cases among its staff, Roots Steakhouse in Summit is set to reopen November 28. Harvest Restaurant Group Owner / CEO Chip Grabowski confirmed via email to TAPinto Summit that the restaurant will, indeed, reopen for business ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Harvest Restaurant Group of Morris Plains -- which operates 14 dining establishments in New Jersey, including Roots Steakhouse in Summit -- is getting grilled on social media over the way some claim it has handled a COVID-19 outbreak that caused the two-week closure of four of their ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit and the Westfield Regional Health Department have issued the following guidance regarding the COVID-19 outbreak at Roots Steakhouse in Summit. Multiple employees at the restaurant have tested positive for the virus and the establishment closed on November 12. The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights is closed for business for an undetermined period of time beginning today because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant let its patrons know of the closing by posting a message on Facebook. The employee "was in ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved a resolution to extend outdoor dining availability for borough restaurants at its Monday, Oct. 26 Zoom meeting. Initially the council had relaxed outdoor dining regulations in May after Governor Phil Murphy had allowed outdoor dining to resume. The ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s 37th Annual Restaurant Poll revealed their list of the best restaurants in New Jersey as decided by readers and critics alike. Fresh off the press, Prestige Diner in New Providence received the best diner for the North region. The voting took ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Lupa Ristorante opens in Berkeley Heights on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Executive Chef Adalfo Marisi comes full circle as the executive chef of Lupa Ristorante, formerly Giovanni’s Bistro, Bar and Catering in Berkeley Heights. With the re-opening of Nadine and Bob ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Prestige Diner, a neighborhood favorite restaurant, rolled out a new loyalty program this week, myPrestige, which offers customers a chance to earn rewards with almost every purchase made through the diner's new web-based app, found on their ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- The fall season will uncork once again when several of New Jersey’s finest wineries join together for the annual “Grand Harvest Wine Festival” on October 10 and 11 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. each day. Surrounded by the beauty of the autumn foliage this weekend of great New Jersey wine, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- For those who are looking for some live entertainment nearby, make a reservation now for Sunday Sept. 13, for dinner and a comedy show at Marcellos Italian Ristorante. On the bill that night will be singer Joe De Gennaro, host of the TV show ‘Bringing Italy to You,’ and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Stock Up. Save. Do Good. On Saturday, September 12, from 9:30 to 11:30am, the popular local chicken fundraiser returns to the area.  Feed to Give, a central NJ nonprofit organization founded by a high schooler, Carys Law, makes chicken available for pre-order at great ...

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Sal Passalacqua, owner of Dimaios Cucina in Berkeley Heights, shared a cell phone video that one of his waiters took of a black bear strolling through their outdoor seating area on Thursday just before dinner service.  The bear traveled through their parking lot, under the tent, through the main ...

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KENILWORTH - Attilio Guarino, owner of Ava's Kitchen & Bar in Kenilworth, says enough is enough and plans to open for indoor dining on Tuesday, September 8.  Nearly all restaurants, with the exception of those who can open two walls for better ventilation, have been banned from serving food ...

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