Plainfield's Canela Grocery to Host Healthy Corner Store Event

March 18, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - EZ Ride and the City of Plainfield are once again partnering with Canela Grocery and Deli to host a free event for residents featuring free healthy snack samples, coupon giveaways, a healthy basket raffle, and nutrition information. Atlantic Health will also be at the event with a mobile unit to provide free blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol ...

Corned Beef: Where It Came From and Where to Get It in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- One of the most common misconceptions about St. Patrick's Day is that the Irish eat corned beef and cabbage. In actuality, it did not originate as an Irish dish.

The meal gained in popularity during the mid-to-late1800s, a time that saw an influx of Irish immigrants land on America's shorts. Since they were poor and could not afford to eat meat ...

Union's Historical Society Hosts: "The History of Diners in New Jersey"

UNION, NJ – Everyone loves a good diner, especially here in New Jersey, recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World”. 

On Sunday, March 25, the Union Township Historical Society will host Michael Gabriele for a program on his book, The History of Diners in New Jersey.

Gabriele’s book tells the story of New Jersey’s diner business and the evolution ...

Recipe of the Week- Citrus Steak Marinade


1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 lemon juice
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 TBS garlic, minced
1 tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. thyme & 3-4 sprigs
Juice of one blood orange
1 ½ lb. steak

To make the marinade, in a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.  Using a plastic storage bag that closes ...

Hottest Pepper Varieties to Try this Year

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Turn up the heat and add a bit of spice to your meals with hot peppers.  Add them to your garden, flower borders and containers for added beauty and easy picking.

Your biggest challenge will be narrowing down your choices. Let All-America Selections (AAS),, winners help. This nonprofit organization tests new edible and ornamental varieties ...

Jade Isle Farewell Extended a Week

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The sudden announcement that the venerable Jade Isle restaurant (158 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains) would close on Sunday evening caught many of its fans by surprise. As a result, longtime customers flocked to the eatery this weekend for one last meal. 

Not wanting to disappoint those who wanted to stop in a final time, owner Jack Lee has postponed the ...

After 47 Years of Operation, Jade Isle Set to Close Its Doors in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The iconic Jade Isle Restaurant located at the corner of Terrill Road and Second Street in Scotch Plains will close its doors forever after its last day on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A phone call to the restaurant on Saturday confirmed that the Jade Isle's long history would come to an end tomorrow.

Jade Isle has served a menu of traditional Chinese and Polynesian dishes ...

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