Food & Drink

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey. While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats. Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer ...

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VERONA, NJ - It’s Turkey Time and the Verona Fire Department wants to make sure its residents have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. They recently shared this video along with these tips from the NJ Office of Emergency Management on the Verona Fire Department Facebook page.   "Planning on deep ...

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WARREN, 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 got together and figured out an easy solution: an extra side ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ _ The return of Colonial Christmas _ which showcases local decorators, re-enactors, Christmas crafts, tasty refreshments and musical performers, such as the Ridge A Cappella Choir _ begins this coming Friday evening with a holiday tree lighting in front of the Jacobus ...

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What you need: 1 package boneless chicken cutlets (about 2 oz) 2 green bell peppers 1 head of broccoli 8 garlic cloves 8 tbsp brown sugar 3 tbsp olive oil Salt & pepper to taste Rosemary to taste 1. Preheat your oven to 450 F.  2. Line cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper and ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township is hosting a special Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Sunday November 18. The Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be plenty of Jersey farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers.   There will also be an array of featured ...

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Dunkin Hines is recalling four varieties of its cake mixes due to a potential presence of Salmonella.  In a company announcement, Conagra Brands announced that it is working with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White ...

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Holy Savior Academy will be hosting a Pasta Night on Saturday November 10th from 6pm-8pm.  Proceeds from the dinner will be used toward the Holy Savior Academy Athletic Department as well as the JV cheerleading competition music and stunt clinic for this season. Included with the admission will ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - While children across the Garden State are having dreams of endless supplies of Kit Kat bars, Butterfingers, and Tootsie Rolls, trick or treaters may be the subject of trick pulled off by one of the nation's largest retailers. The Target store in Clifton has a large Halloween ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some things ...

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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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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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GREEN BROOK, NJ -  A new bakery opened in town and a who’s who of Green Brook and Somerset County officially cut the ribbon. Greensleaves, is an initiative of Allies, Inc., a New Jersey nonprofit organization providing support services to children and adults with disabilities. The shop is also ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5. The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – A big event at 9 a.m.on Saturday is the Coquina Jam, womens surfing competition at 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township. The proceeds goes to a great charitable cause. Below is the overview of Saturday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  Area ...

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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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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Farmers Market, scheduled to resume operations on Grove Street for its ninth season June 7, will not open this year. “You need more than one farmer to operate a legitimate farmers’ market,” said Jay Scott, who is the head of the eight-member volunteer committee ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Close to 400 guests attended the 26th Annual Taste of Somerset fundraiser benefiting the PeopleCare Center at the Palace at Somerset Park Monday night. "Taste of Somerset is the original tasting event in Somerset County and the longest running with widespread benefits - to the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Two Belmar specialty eateries have made the national food-hopping map. Coney Waffle Ice Cream and Sweet Shop on Ocean Avenue and Hoagitos in Belmar Plaza are featured this month on television shows touting what makes them stand out from the rest. The over-the-top ice cream creations ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2018 Scotch Plains Farmers' Marketplace season officially begins on Saturday, May 12, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The popular open-air market celebrates its 26th anniversary this summer and this year promises a wide range of "Best of the Best Vendors" with fresh, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The weekly Farmers Market at Duke Farms returns on Sunday, May 6, with more than two dozen vendors expected for the opening and throughout the summer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every week, rain or shine. The market will close for the season Oct. 28. The Sunday Farmers Market at ...

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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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WARREN, NJ - There’s a new healthy hangout in town.  Frutta Bowls held its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday and officially joined the #frutta family as location No. 23.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toWMxs9Geiw “Awesome place,” said Warren Township Committeeman George Lazo.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Blue Sheep Bake Shop on Division Street will be a showcase each Saturday in April for the award-winning salted caramel cupcakes judged the winner at the 3rd annual 4H Cupcake Wars competition. Bridgewater residents and members of the Somerset County 4-H Master Chefs Club, ...

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR  Gourmet Tasting Event   SOMERVILLE, NJ - Several downtown Main Street restaurants will dish up samples of their finest appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages during the 26th Anniversary Taste of Somerset, the area’s original gourmet tasting event at The Palace at ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Whole Foods, in the new Chimney Rock Plaza in Bridgewater, is officially opening its doors on Friday, March 23. It was originally scheduled to open March 21, but the opening was delayed because of the predicted nor'easter. The Bridgewater location is the first Whole Foods in ...

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Okay, I'll admit it.  I grew up hating Irish soda bread.  Too dry.  Not good toasted. Weird shape.  People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests.  I made sure that everyone had some to take home.  Oy, such a generous ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The sudden announcement that the venerable Jade Isle restaurant (158 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains) would close on Sunday evening caught many of its fans by surprise. As a result, longtime customers flocked to the eatery this weekend for one last meal.  Not wanting to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The iconic Jade Isle Restaurant located at the corner of Terrill Road and Second Street in Scotch Plains will close its doors forever after its last day on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A phone call to the restaurant on Saturday confirmed that the Jade Isle's long history would come ...

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