Food & Drink

December 10, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township.

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. “One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot ...

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NEW JERSEY - The average Garden State resident will consume about 4,500 calories today. Now a bit of Thanksgiving Day trivia won't keep the calorie count down, but it is fun and just may keep the kiddos busy while they are waiting for the turkey to finally hit the table. Forget the bald eagle, ...

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NEW JERSEY – Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken?    Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In what will be the latest addition to the city's food scene, the Halal Guys, a company started in a street cart, will open on Easton Avenue later this year. The company will open its newest franchise at 37 Easton Ave., in a busy section of the street between the city's two ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Zoning Board unanimously approved an application for Chick-fil-A to move to Middlesex Mall. Chick-fil-A will knock down the former Wells Fargo Bank located at the corner of Hadley Road and Stelton Road and build a new 5,000 sq ft state of the art ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A zesty stew-like dish is in the spotlight on National Gumbo Day, observed annually on October 12. According to NationalCalendar.com, gumbo originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. The dish typically consists of a stock flavored with Cajun spices, meat or ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Hundreds of hungry patrons participated in the 1st annual Food Truck Fest on Saturday August 25 at Ginty Field. Food connoisseurs enjoyed food from dozens of vendors including Glazed and Confused mini donuts, Cas Pierogis and Kielbasa, Angry Archie's Crab Cakes, Bro -Ritos, Eat ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several dozen restaurants are offering special menus and reduced prices during the inaugural Hillsborough Restaurants Week Aug. 21-26. Sponsored and organized by the Hillsborough Business Association, Restaurant Week includes dine-in restaurants offering prix fixe menu ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps. "I'm really excited how ...

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EDISON, NJ- The Edison Farmers’ Market takes place every Sunday, from June to October, 8am – 2pm, at 925 Amboy Ave. The farmer’s market, which has been active for 10 years, supplies produce including tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and most vegetables grown on a family run farm in Monroe. Other ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5. The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Organizers of this year’s Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival have released its schedule of activities. The festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. on Stangl Road here, which will be closed to traffic. The festival includes a food contest; local craft beer ...

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 Asian Cucumber Salad Serves: 6 Ingredients For Salad: 2 large cucumbers, cut into ¼” slices [peel only if skins are tough] 2 scallions, green and whites separated and thinly sliced 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds, optional Ingredients For Vinaigrette: ¼ cup Seasons Blackberry Ginger Dark ...

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BELMAR, NJ — La Terrazza’s weekday Happy Hour has all the makings of a good time, plus one added bonus — a spectacular oceanfront setting with a priceless view. Situated along Belmar’s Ocean Avenue near Fourth Avenue, the restaurant offers a delightful drink and appetizer menu from 3 to 6 p.m., ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Nearly 10 months after it was ravaged by fire, Schneider’s restaurant in Avon-by-the-Sea was demolished this week — piece by nostalgic piece. The demolition, which began on July 16 and took three days to complete, attracted dozens of onlookers who shared stories about the ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights.  The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - More than two dozen Hub City restaurants and eateries will showcase special offers two weeks in the annual Restaurant Week - what officials are calling 'Taste of Foodie Heaven" - began July 14. Places as varied as Jersey Subs, Destination Dogs and Frutta Bowls to Ramen ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave.) marked its 1st anniversary on Saturday, July 7, with $1 hot dogs and other specials. Many of the eatery's regular customers -- including Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Scotch Plains Township Manager Al Mirabella came in to help celebrate ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— What has become a popular trend in Philadelphia — pop-up beer gardens — is making its way across the Delaware River into Camden. The Camden City Planning Board recently awarded preliminary and final site plan approval to CFBG, Inc. to build an outdoor, “pop-up beer garden” at 317 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Despite forecasts of rain this weekend, the annual Craft Beer Fest presented by Project P.U.B and Tapastre restaurant will be held rain or shine. The outdoor festival, which features dozens of craft beers from breweries throughout New Jersey and beyond, is scheduled for ...

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