Food & Drink


Friday, Oct. 12 Is National Gumbo Day

October 10, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- A zesty stew-like dish is in the spotlight on National Gumbo Day, observed annually on October 12.

According to, gumbo originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. The dish typically consists of a stock flavored with Cajun spices, meat or shellfish, okra, filé powder (a thickener), ...

Food Recall: FRESH TO YOU, Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ BBQ Sauce

WASHINGTON, DC – Canteen/Convenco, a Middletown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tender products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain milk (whey), a known allergen, that was not ...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with an Affogato

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the President of the United States and US Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today we're ordering an 'Affogato.'

Affogato is quite simple: a scoop of vanilla gelato ...

Hey South Plainfield, ‘What Would You Do?’ 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Guests at the Park Ave. Diner were treated to a bit more than burgers and fries during the lunchtime rush last week. On Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, camera crews were at the establishment filming a segment of the situational series ‘What Would You Do?’ 

Hosted by news correspondent John Quiñones, What Would You Do? is filmed in a ...

Mom Mixes Cocktails to Raise Donations for Somerville Mural Project in Memory of Her Son

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and former Somerset County deputy clerk, will try her hand at mixing drinks behind the bar at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Wednesday night to help raise money for a mural project in downtown Somerville, a three-story artistic tribute to her late son, Raymond.

The guest ...

September Starts Soup Season for the Fanwood Grille

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Having won the title of Best Soup in New Jersey from food website The Daily Meal, the Fanwood Grille has expanded the availability of its award-winning soups to the Scotch Plains Farmers Market this fall.

Among the soups that the eatery has sold at the market are its famed lobster bisque and New England clam chowder, the popular chicken noodle soup, and ...

Bob Evans Sausage Recalled Due to Contamination

WASHINGTON,DC – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw pork sausage link items were produced on Aug.

Hunger Action Month Push for People to Donate

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - There are 30 days in September, and Middlesex County Food Bank has a suggestion for each of those days. giving people ways to donate food or collect donations to replenish lagging supplies at the county bank.

"Currently, the supply of nonperishable foods and necessities at MCFOODS (the county food bank) is dangerously low," said Jennifer Apostle, ...


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