Judge Rules Addams Tavern in Westfield Must Close for Now, Starting Friday

December 14, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A judge has ordered Addams Tavern at 115 Elm St. downtown to close as of Friday, Dec. 15, and not re-open without further court order.

Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis wrote that the court is convinced based on the testimony of four expert witnesses that the building is not compliant with the applicable building code, and that the court finds that there is ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held at Plainfield's Fig Tree Market

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Members of the City of Plainfield administration held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Fig Tree Market on South Avenue with Owner David Oh.

Jeff Spelman, Owner of The Coffee Box, and Donna Albanese, Owner of Dairy Queen, who are nearby merchants on South Avenue, came out in support of the market and Oh.

Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp said, "we know that ...

Cookie Palooza: Ukranian Pizzelles

Ukrainians do not tend to follow recipes exactly, preferring to uniquely customize recipes according to personal taste, preference and mood.

Christine Morgan's “interpretation” of Ukranian Pizzelles 

1 1/2 cups flour
2-3 teaspoons baking powder
3 large eggs
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup purified sweet butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons whole anise ...

Free Tasting, Health Screening and Food Basket Raffle Event at Plainfield’s Isabelita Market on Dec. 13

PLAINFIELD, NJ - EZ Ride, The City of Plainfield, and Atlantic Health Systems are once again partnering with Isabelita Market to host a free event for residents that will feature health screenings, nutrition education, a food basket raffle and healthy snack samples. Customers who attend the event will have a chance to win one of two baskets filled with healthy snacks and lifestyle ...

Fanwood Grille Introduces Catering Menu

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In time for holiday gatherings and other upcoming events, The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., Fanwood) has introduced a catering menu that includes continental breakfast and full breakfast options, as well as appetizers, lunch and dinner items.

"I found that many of the catering menus in the area had extravagant food with expensive prices to ...

Cookie-Palooza: Butter Pecan Cookies

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that reminded me of my Grandma who passed away just a month shy of her 98th birthday.  ...

Spice Bazaar Opens in Westfield, Bringing North Indian Dining to Quimby Street

WESTFIELD, NJ – Spice Bazaar opened recently at 114 Quimby St., bringing a unique North Indian dining experience to Downtown Westfield.

Owners Kanika Vij and Simran Bakshi aim to celebrate Indian cuisine through the combination of traditional dishes and modern dining ideas. They expressed their excitement about presenting this restaurant to ...

Making Classic Oatmeal Cookies brings the Entire Family Together

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Preparing food together can really bring the family together and get everyone off of their screens, but those perfectly shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread characters require a little more skill and attention when all we want to do is get together as a family. Enter "The Classic Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie."

Oatmeal cookies are drop cookies. In the simplest ...

There's a Place at the Table for Everyone in Plainfield on Thanksgiving

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Thanksgiving is here, but not everyone will be able to spend time and share a meal with family and friends.  However, no one should be alone, so if you or someone you know needs a place to go, here are some options available in Plainfield.

FUSP, or the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for anyone who ...

Thanksgiving Fun Facts & Trivia

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, eggs, and dried fruits during the original three-day celebration.

For 154 years, Thanksgiving would ...

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