Food & Drink

July 24, 2021

A voluntary nationwide recall of Give and Go Muffin products has been announced due to potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, said the company. Muffins baked by Give and Go are sold under several brand names including many in our area.  Listeria monocytogenes ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Good news for those who miss dining at The Highlawn Pavilion: It will be opening as The Highlawn and is a few steps closer to welcoming patrons now that Culinary Director and Executive Chef Sam Hazen, Sous Chef Michael Aiello and General Manager Salvatore Feli have joined the ...

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An account from Attorney General Keasbey tells us that while entertaining guests in 1846, the Maccullochs ate coconut.  Jumbals, also spelled jumbles and jumballs, have been made since the 1600s. It is a simple butter cookie recipe to which other ingredients can be added. Louisa Macculloch ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Anna Prilutsky isn’t going to have an average teenage summer. The daughter of immigrants, Prilutsky is a 2020 graduate of McNair High School where, she said, she developed a love of computer science, as well as entrepreneurship. Now, with her previous participation in Jersey ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK/SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick's Chef Ravi is back!  This time he prepares a gorgeously delicious shrimp curry to be served on an equally hot summer's night.  Adjust the spices to suit yourself and don't worry about being exact.  Although this recipe is actually very east to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two town residents are planting the seeds for an indoor vertical hydroponic farm anticipated to provide locally grown foods, alongside a teaching kitchen, banquet hall and educational not-for-profit space. But before they can break ground, they’ll need some more government ...

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Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups are being voluntarily recalled by Bazzini LLC out of abundance of caution due to the possibility of the product containing peanut protein. While the label states that the "product may contain traces of peanut", the company has issued the recall ...

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Approximately 8.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat Tyson chicken products have been recalled, announced Tyson Foods Inc. The company is recalling the products because of possible Listeria contamination, the USDA announced.  On June 9, 2021, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In the last year, more and more eateries have opened up outdoor spaces to keep serving food and beverages to their clientele while indoor limitations were in place.  Now, a pair of state lawmakers are working to help businesses bounce back by expanding outdoor alcohol consumption ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As the co-owner of Big Bear Brewing Company in Coral Springs, Greg Sherman typically spends his days hiring staff, checking on invoices, and glad-handling with customers. On Saturday, he was serving food at tables, sweeping the kitchen floor, and making sure the bathrooms ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Celebrity Chef David Burke, of East Brunswick's trendy new restaurant Orchard Park, has been nominated as New Jersey's "Entrepreneur of the Year."   In addition to developing the upscale spot on Cranbury Road, Burke has opened five new restaurants in the Garden State during ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - – Passaic County's 1st Annual Passaic County Food Truck Festival will take place from 11:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m. at Weasel Brook Park in Clifton on Saturday, June 26th.  The event, hosted by Passaic County in conjunction with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. and MegaBite ...

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Who said cocktails couldn't be healthy? Try this energizing and delicious summer cocktail, created by The Chambers Center for Well Being nutritionist, Sharon. Energizing Strawberry Mojito Recipe: Strawberry Mojito: 1 serving 2 strawberries- fresh or frozen 4 small mint leaves 1 lime ...

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JUST egg flavored plant-based bites are being recalled to undeclared allergens, announced Cuisine Solutions. The company announced the recall of a limited number of 2 pouch packages because the packages may contain an incorrect sealed pouch containing whole egg and milk products, they said. The ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park opened up this year’s Farmers Market with much fanfare on Saturday, June 5. Borough Council President DeCesare and Councilwoman Gatti stopped by for a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the market. As shoppers strolled the gardens and closed off street, ...

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Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal, announced the company. The recall resulted from a routine sampling program from the production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal which tested above the guidance level for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - These home-grown coffee shops stay true to their roots amidst tough competition. In a three-part series, here’s what owners of Local Coffee, Paper Plane Coffee Co. and Trend Coffee & Tea House have to say about what it’s taken to keep Montclair caffeinated, and what coffee ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Take a culinary tour of the Middle East as St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Little Falls hosts the annual Summer Festival.  Canceled in 2020 because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 festival spans three days: Thursday, June 17th 5pm - 10pm Friday, June ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Shake Shack, anyone? Representatives of a group proposing to put a Shake Shack on Route 17 South met with the Hasbrouck Heights Planning Board on Wednesday evening for an informal hearing to review their preliminary plans.   Planning Boards, unlike Zoning Boards, can, ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Little Falls Farmers Market's second season has become the place to see, be seen, and grab a nosh. It runs every Sunday through Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the municipal building, located at 225 Main Street. It is held rain or shine. The Farmers ...

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NUTLEY, NJ —  Summer is always a time for nostalgia, and that seems to be the case even this year, maybe that's because we really didn't have a summer in 2020 because of the global pandemic. We're seeing cornhole tournaments spring up everywhere, adults everywhere are eagerly awaiting news of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Farmers Market will kick off its second season at a new location on Saturday, June 5 - on Dowling Parkway. Market hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Follow the Market on Facebook here to keep informed on weekly vendors. Vendors that will be on hand on June 5 ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - 7shifts, an innovative labor management platform for restaurants, has announced that it raised $21.5 million in Series B funding led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), the growth equity fund affiliated with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). Founded by restaurateur ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -ShopRite’s registered dietitian, Shelbi Thurau, has shared a simple recipe as Memorial Day quickly approaches. Today's recipe Grilled Blackened Pork Chop with Peach-Mango Salsa. Ingredients 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided 1 1/2 Tbs ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -ShopRite registered dietitian Shelbi Thurau shared a simple recipe as Memorial Day quickly approaches. Today's recipe is Mediterranean Burger. Ingredients 2 russet potatoes, cut into wedges 1 package Certified Angus Beef patties 4 French brioche hamburger buns 1/4 cup ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -ShopRite Registered Dietitian, Shelbi Thurau, has shared a simple recipe as Memorial Day quickly approaches. Today's recipe is  Grilled Fruit Salad Ingredients 6 cups assorted grillable fruit, such as watermelon cubes, cantaloupe cubes, mango chunks, chopped pineapple, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -ShopRite’s registered dietitian, Shelbi Thurau, has shared a simple recipe as Memorial Day quickly approaches. Today's recipe is  Grilled Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp. Recipe: Ingredients 1 lb blackened shrimp, thawed if necessary 4 romaine hearts, halved ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Little Falls Farmers Market is back by popular demand after a very successful first run last year. It will begin on Sunday, May 30 and run each and every Sunday through Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the municipal building, located at 225 Main Street. It ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Looking to add an enticing glaze for both current and prospective employees, Krispy Kreme New Jersey announced it will raise its average wage to $15 an hour as a minimum effective on June 1, 2021 for all workers at locations in the Garden State. Krispy Kreme New Jersey is an ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For nearly 90 years, Hobby's Deli has brought the four corners of the classic Jewish delicatessen universe - corned beef, pastrami, turkey, and brisket - together to feed generations of customers in Newark. Now, as the post-COVID world begins to emerge, the family-run restaurant has ...

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