NJ Flavor

March 26, 2020

Restaurants may be unable to serve you in their dining rooms due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get that beer or wine you would have ordered at a table with your takeout. During the pandemic, restaurants are seeing an uptick in the number of alcoholic beverages they ...

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It’s a sunny spring weekend, the kind when hundreds of people would visit Auburn Road Vineyards in Salem County to taste wine and enjoy wood fired pizza. But on March 21, business was down to about a quarter of what they typically make as the usual stream of customers turned to a trickle of ...

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Updated at 10:15 p.m. As of Thursday evening, Stage House Tavern Restaurants in Scotch Plains and Mountainside have ended their family dinner program. “After only one day, we realized that this need was greater than even we could handle while also adhering to experts and government directions ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. In the course of time there have been a variety of catch phrases aimed at relationships. From being in a LAT relationship (Living Apart Together) to conscious uncoupling, couples from Sparta to Trenton and ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick. 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 ...

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It’s no secret that most restaurants survive on thin margins, so when New Jersey officials started recommending “social distancing” to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, those in the business knew it could spell disaster for their bottom lines. We asked how patrons ...

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We asked people who work at restaurants in New Jersey the worst things that customers did. “Folks have no idea what happens behind the scenes or, for that fact, in front of them,” said a woman in Central New Jersey who asked not to be named. “Dirty diapers on the table. A woman used a pitcher to ...

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From onion skins to eggshells to withered bouquets, one local small business is keeping literally tons of compostable waste out of landfills and making it into something useful for its customers — nutrient-rich soil. In 2018, Michelle Bradley and her husband Java Bradley started Java’s Compost ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Sometimes even the most adventurous Garden State couple just wants to keep it super laid back, cozy and at home. The choice for date night simplicity can lead to a most fear-instilling question … What’s for ...

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This story first appeared in TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood. Scotch Plains resident Joe Murphy, a corporate pastry chef for the legendary restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, founder of the Jean-Georges Restaurant Group, will compete on the Food Network program “Chopped Sweets!” on Monday, ...

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Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen. Salud! Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ...

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This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield. SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture. “I am a comic book ...

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Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory. The fundraiser will be ...

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