FOOD & DRINK

Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant to Hold Official Grand Opening September 9

September 9, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant will host its official grand opening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 9 and in honor of the event the New Market Avenue establishment will be pouring out and serving up half price alcoholic drinks from 4 to 10 p.m.

“I am very excited to be here and feel we bring something new and different that wasn't here before,” ...

Blueberry Balsamic Sauce With Maple

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Gardee State is the fifth largest producer of blueberries in the United States but most people limit their blueberry experience to muffins or tossed atop breakfast cereals, Blueberries are at their peak in farmers markets from around Independence Day through mid-August, but many Jersey Fresh farmers markets still have local berries.

This blueberry balsamic ...

Piscataway ShopRite Recalls Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

PISCATAWAY, NJ - ShopRite is voluntarily recalling its own brand of Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate chips due to an undeclared ingredient , stated a press release from ShopRite's parent company WakeFern Food Corp. 

According to the company, the package may contain milk chocolate chips, and milk is not declared in the ingredient statement. The chips were sold in 24 oz.

Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

WESTFIELD, NJ — If you bought Trader Joe’s Chicken Breakfast Sausage and you have a soy allergy, check the label. DiLuigi Foods Inc., makers of the product, is recalling approximately 3,448 pounds of it due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday, because it contains soy lecithin ...

Dance and Dine at New Brunswick's 2nd Annual Caribbean Festival

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — If you like reggae, soca, calypso or all three genres, you'll find something to groove to at the city's second annual Caribbean Festival.

The free, all-ages party is set to run from noon to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 26, at Boyd Park, off Route 18 in New Brunswick. Caribbean cuisine, music and dance performances will take place alongside kid-friendly ...

Somerville Restaurant Vouchers Raise $2,300 for Family of Det. Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Petix Jr., owner of Savor Restaurant and 1995 graduate of Immaculata High School, has donated $2,300 from patrons of the Main Street restaurant to the family of Det. Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer who died in a car collision on Route 78 May 30.

Tarentino, who had lived in Somerville his entire life, graduated from Immaculata High School in 2006; his wife ...

JerseyFresh Peaches are the star of 'Vermont Summer Fruit Crumble' Recipe

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy this simple and easy dessert with all the crunchy, 'mapley' goodness of a summer's day in Vermont. 

To give the recipe an autumn twist, use pears or apples for the fruit, and substitute ground ginger for the cinnamon.

The fruit: 

4 or 5 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces
1 quart of ripe strawberries, ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild.Several of these cases ...

Celebrate National Prosecco Day on Aug 13th

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 13th, raise a glass to celebrate National Prosecco Day.

Prosecco comes from the village of the same name, in a suburb of Trieste, Italy, while Champagne, also in the sparkling wine family, is produced in France.

The main grape in Prosecco is called Glera, and it dates back to Roman times.  Prosecco can also be made with Perera, Bianchetta, and Verdiso, ...

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Hunger Action Day Food Donation To Community FoodBank of New Jersey

September 15, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ – This September, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, together with the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, mobilizes in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 42 million Americans, including 1 million New Jerseyans, face hunger every day.

Hunger ...