Food & Drink

May 6, 2021

Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release. Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said. The product being recalled ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Beginning Friday, May 7, indoor bar seating across New Jersey may resume, with some restrictions, and, in the coming weeks, capacity limits for indoor dining will be lifted. On a local level, these relaxed restrictions come as very good news to Walter Kurilew, owner of ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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Panera at Home Lobster Bisque has been voluntarily recalled due to an undeclared egg allergen, announced Blount Fine Foods. This item is only sold in refrigerated cases in the deli department of grocery-retail stores; it is not sold at any Panera bakery-cafe, they stated. The recall is limited ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Hey, where can you go to get some fresh lobster ravioli from the Molto Bene Ravioli Company?  How about some gourmet chocolate espresso popcorn from Popcorn for the People?  Yeah, and what about some yummy turkey/cranberry treats for the pooch from the Spotted Dog ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Department of Human Services announced 231,000 New Jersey households who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) have received extra benefits under a new federal policy. Human Services has been providing NJ SNAP households ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Hostess Snoballs have been recalled due to an undeclared allergen, announced Hostess Brands, LLC. According to the company, certain Hostess SnoBalls were "inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess Chocolate CupCakes, and the packaging does not list coconut, an ...

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South Plainfield Elks #2298 will be hosting their annual Mother's Day Breakfast "TO GO" this year due to the pandemic. The Drive-Up event is hosted by the Past Exalted Rulers and will be held on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 9th, 2021. Drive-up Hours will be 8:00am - 12 Noon.  The cost of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Salads bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy. But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The official start of summer may still be a few months away, but, at KC's Korner Restaurant and Tavern – The Norman House (est. 1890), al fresco dining is back. Last week, the Oak Tree Avenue establishment officially welcomed patrons pack to its outdoor patio.  According ...

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A voluntary recall of La Fe Peppers and Onions has been announced by GraceKennedy Foods due to the probable presence of extraneous material, announced the FDA. According to the recall, there could possibly be small pieces of blue plastic in the product.  The product was distributed in the ...

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Pacific Salmon Burgers have been recalled by Trident Seafoods Corporation because the burgers may contain small pieces of metal, announced the company. The product has a Lot Number of GC101431 and a Best By Date of 1/14/2023. The product was sold at Costco. The company is asking anyone who has ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Still undecided on whether or not you want to get the vaccine? There are already a lot of very strong arguments about this subject, but here’s another rather convincing factor. As of Monday, March 22, anyone who shows a valid COVID-19 vaccination card at any Krispy Kreme ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Once again, both the East Brunswick PBA Locals, 145 and ‪145A‬ (Superior Officers Association), will be hosting a Chicken and Ribs Fundraiser at the Chelsea Senior Living (‪606 Cranbury Road‬) ‪on April 15th, 2021, from 4 pm – 7 pm‬. The Chelsea is graciously donating all ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grab your green garb and head to New Brunswick's downtown City Center to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Wednesday. Several restaurants and pubs will be serving up traditional food and drinks, not to mention live music. Designated drivers who are dropping off and picking up ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – “The Port” somehow does the impossible. This rectangular lean-to dining room that extends from the front of Salt Seafood and Oyster Bar, across the sidewalk and into Church Street, gives an outdoor dining space all the cozy ambiance of an indoor dining ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Earlier this month, KC's Korner Restaurant and Tavern – The Norman House (est. 1890) launched a 'new and improved' website featuring updated photos, current food and drink menus, hours of operations, and more. Additionally, owner Walter Kurilew has been busy putting the ...

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Six sprinkle products and one kit containing the affected sprinkles have been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared milk, announced Wilton Brands.  The products were distributed nationally and through retail stores including Party City, Walmart and Wegmans. The following products were ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Frank Tumulty was a schoolteacher with a wife and three young children when he decided to pursue his dream of opening a pub in the Hub City where Rutgers students could go on date nights, families could gather for dinner and urban professionals could unwind with a drink or ...

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PISCATAWAY - Supermarket employees have always been frontline heroes during all periods of crisis. In the face of natural disasters, and now even global pandemics, supermarket employees keep communities nourished and supplied. That is why the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) is joining the Food ...

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SAYREVILLE/SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - The local bars, along with small restaurants and businesses, have faced extraordinary challenges having to adapt their operations amidst the pandemic to keep them afloat. “We’re built to work on 100% capacity, obviously, every business is,” said Kenny Cassidy, ...

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Did you know the earliest mention of the word doughnut is found in Washington Irving’s 1809, “The History of New York”? Louisa Macculloch’s (1785-1863) original doughnut recipe called for at least 14 cups of flour, which would result in dozens and dozens of donuts. Adapted Recipe—Doughnuts 1 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Indoor dining capacity restrictions increase, ever so slightly, this weekend and Walter Kurilew, owner of KC's Korner – the Norman House, is eager to welcome patrons in for the Big Game.  "Super Bowl Sunday is always one of our busiest days, and we are looking forward to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy will expand indoor gathering limits in New Jersey effective Friday. Businesses, indoor entertainment and recreation areas (casinos and gyms), personal care businesses, indoor performance venues and indoor gatherings (religious ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, ...

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Ingredients 1 15-ounce can low-sodium kidney or navy beans, drained and rinsed 1 24-ounce can low-sodium tomatoes, chopped, undrained 2 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 cups spinach, ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When the pandemic shutdown production of The Today Show, Katie Stilo, a culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC series, set out to adapt to a new 'normal.' In an effort to keep busy, Stilo turned her parents South Plainfield, NJ kitchen into a TV studio and, over the ...

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Approximately 752,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat pepperoni hot pockets from Nestle have been recalled, announced the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). According to the release, the product may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic.", ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The vineyard owner on the screen had obviously been drinking his own stock and could no longer converse in his native Italian nor his limited English, but was fluent in the international language of drunk. His inarticulate antics provided hours of laughs for the customers who ...

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