The Week Ahead in Plainfield: June 26-July 2

June 25, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the City of Plainfield.

Monday, June 26

The Plainfield Area Y summer camp starts.  LEARN MORE
A Plainfield High School soccer camp for boys begins.  The program runs from June 26 through August 15, 9:00 to 11:00 am.  Meet at Maxson Middle School field at 920 East 7th Street.  This camp ...

Mara's Cafe Fanwood to Host "Summer Splash" Charity Wine and Chocolate Tasting on July 27

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mara's Cafe and Bakery Fanwood will hosting a charity wine and chocolate tasting on Thursday, July 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

All proceeds will be donated to Inroads to Opportunities, a 501 (C)3 not for profit organization which helps 400+ individuals with disabilities within the Union County each year. Vendors will include Carol's Creative Chocolatez and Wines ...

Do You Have a Favorite Jersey Fresh Recipe?

TRENTON, NJ — There’s nothing better on a warm summer day that a fresh cold Jersey tomato with a little salt or a handful of blueberries taken right from the bowl. But if you are also creative with Jersey Fresh produce, here is your chance to share it with your fellow New Jerseyans.

The state Department of Agriculture has kicked off its 2017 Jersey Freshcipes contest for the best ...

Slow Fire: The Beginner’s Guide To Barbecue by Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe | Book Review

NUTLEY, NJ - Burgers, Franks, and the occasional Steak are not barbecue. Before everyone gets their knickers in a twist and posts endless comments let’s go over some of the basics.

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Steaks are grilled, outdoors. Since barbeque is traditionally cooked outdoors that’s where barbeque somehow evolved to mean most any cook out, even ones that are catered by ...

A New Summer Classic: Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry fever may go to your head and suddenly find yourself with berries than you know what to do with at the moment. There is a good chance that some at the bottom of the carton will be a little less camera ready than the ones up top. They are still tasty and juicy but not pretty. A gorgeous local berry is a terrible thing to waste. When that happens make a batch of strawberry basil ...

Summer Food Service Program Event Launches at Plainfield's Hannah Atkins Playground

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A community event aiming to inform families about the City of Plainfield's free Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will take place at Hannah Atkins Playground on Wednesday, June 21 from 3:30 to 7:00 pm.

In 2016, less than twenty percent of the 428,909 children who qualify for free and reduced-priced meals participated in the food program across the state of New ...

Cold Stone Creamery Holds Fundraiser to Benefit Plainfield YMCA Achievers Program

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Support your area YMCA in Plainfield, Fanwood-Scotch Plains and Westfield as they present an Achievers Family Fun Night Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 21.

Westfield's Cold Stone Creamery will donate $1 to the Achievers Program for every item purchased from 6:00 pm to closing.

The Achievers Program inspires youth in high school throughout Union County to become leaders in ...

"Surf the Sidewalk"in Surf City Opens Up Saturday

SURF CITY - The newly formed Surf City Business Cooperative will kick off a special event that will be held throughout the summer called “Surf The Sidewalk."  The initial event will be this Saturday June 17.

The cooperative will hold the event every Friday through December. The group seeks to promote and stimulate tourism and commerce in Surf City.  The group has great ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

Free Healthy Food Tasting, Health Screening at Plainfield’s Rudilcia Market

PLAINFIELD, NJ— EZ Ride, The Plainfield Health Department, and Rutgers SNAP-Ed are partnering with Rudilcia Supermarket to host a free event for residents that features health screenings, nutrition education, and a fresh fruit smoothie tasting. The event will take place on Thursday, June 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at Rudilcia Supermarket located at 846 East 2nd Street and is made possible due ...

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BYOB to Houdini Pizza Lab

June 23, 2017

Houdini Pizza Laboratory is a BYOB. We encourage you to bring your favorite bottle of wine, beer or liquor to enjoy with our menu!


If you’re interested in bringing a bottle or two of vino (wine)…then consider these options as they pair nicely with our pizza.


If you’re a cheese lover and will indulge in our Margherita, The Queen, Stinky Feet, ...