Food & Drink

November 7, 2018

Dunkin Hines is recalling four varieties of its cake mixes due to a potential presence of Salmonella.  In a company announcement, Conagra Brands announced that it is working with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- With bagpipers, step dancers, live music and a DJ, Sheelen's Crossing Pub & Bistro (200 South Ave, Fanwood) will host its third annual street party on Saturday, Nov. 3, with festivities and live entertainment beginning at 5:00 p.m. The party will take place on the Sheelen’s ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives. Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and ...

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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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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey will bring a coach bus filled with more than 50 connaisseurs to the Fanwood Grille for the eatery's foot-long Shickhaus hot dogs and famed toppings including sauerkraut, chili, bacon and cheese, and "Cowboy Tony" (spicy meat) ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Applications for holiday gift and food baskets will be available through Plainfield Action Services, or PAS, on Oct. 1.  Those Plainfield residents who would like to apply should pick up an application at PAS, located at 510 Watchung Ave. on the first floor.  The office is open ...

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Whole Foods Market, has voluntarily recalled 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips due to an undeclared ingredient. The company stated in a press release that the product may contain undeclared milk that was not listed on the product label. The undeclared ingredient could cause a life ...

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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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Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a combination of warm spices originally blended to create the spice blend for pumpkin pie. From time to time a “food journalist” will get their knickers in a twist and write ad nauseam about the final product not containing any pumpkin. ARGH! Keep in mind ...

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CLARK, NJ – Thailand Restaurant fans might be surprised to hear their favorite restaurant is making a comeback of sorts.  The restaurant is slotted to reopen soon under the new ownership of Sunti Pansa-Ad and Arunee Tsui.  Acquaintances of the former owners, the new duo plan to keep the name and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Tickets are now on sale for the second annual "From Farm to Table" fundraising dinner with food artfully prepared by local chef extraordinaire, Brian Kirpan, from BK Private Dining and Catering on Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Chef Brian will create an ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND –Tuesday entertainment headlines with a free concert from 7-9 p.m. at Bayview Park in Long Beach Township.  Chris Fritz and the Impulsives are performing  Visitors are reminded to bring a beach chair, a cooler to enjoy the concert and beautiful sunset at the bay.  Here is the ...

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After a quick cup of coffee, the day started with a visit to the Shakespeare Garden located in Cedar Brook Park where the Plainfield Garden Club members were hosting their annual Shakespeare in Bloom garden tour. The garden was in full bloom with a wide variety of flora – from Wisteria, Poppies, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Ambeli Greek Taverna opened the doors to its new location in downtown Westfield last month. The restaurant expanded from its original spot in Cranford, which has been open for nearly three years. According to owner Christos Zavolas, it was not his idea to open a second ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave.) has been named one of the stops on the 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey The motor coach bus tour is organized by Erwin Benz and John Fox, who is one of the country's best known hot dog experts. The event attracts visitors ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships event was held in Plainfield for a third year in a row. The races were held in the downtown area, and TAPinto Plainfield was there to capture some of the excitement.   In addition to the many bicycle races, local food vendors ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The city will host the New Jersey State Bicycle Championships for the third year in a row this Sunday, in conjunction with the Taste of Plainfield, highlighting a number of eateries in town. According to advisories issued by the Plainfield Police Division, residents should ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Coaches for the Plainfield Vikings are hosting a Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 12, and you're invited. The 1st Annual Plainfield Vikings Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast will include all you can eat pancakes, eggs, grits, and more, all for just ten dollars per ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Farmers Market will launch its 2018 season on Saturday, May 12 at the Municipal Building parking lot in downtown Scotch Plains. "Our popular open-air market happens to be celebrating its 26th year, and promises to be one of the best again in the area," said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - On May 4, 2018, the Rutgers Gardens Farm Market Lettuce Festival will feature Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce, a superfood lettuce with high polyphenol content and strong antioxidant properties. The Lettuce Festival will take place from noon - 3 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, located at 112 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Northside Kitchen’s fried chicken sandwich beat sandwiches from nine other local restaurants to win “Best Bite” by popular vote at Sandwichfest Sunday. Northside Kitchen is located at 760 Prospect St. in Westfield. More than 400 ticket holders each had a chance to taste 10 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites. Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A ...

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WESTIFELD, NJ – Rock ‘n’ Joe’s in Downtown Westfield is tentatively set to re-open next week following an electrical fire on Saturday, according to owner Lincoln Chaudry. The small fire was caused by an electrical short in the ceiling. According to Chaudry, the fire department needed to break ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - EZ Ride, the city of Plainfield, and Atlantic Health are partnering with Rudilcia Market to host another free event for residents that features health screenings, nutrition and health information. Market customers who attend will get a coupon for a free healthy snack or drink, ...

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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina have been recalled.  The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date. Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Carlo’s Bake Shop, known from the TLC network show “Cake Boss,” closed its E. Broad Street storefront this week. Passerby on the street noticed on Tuesday that the store was closed. A sign in the window reads that the bakery is relocating, but a new location was not ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Each year, children who participate in their school’s free or reduced price meal program lose access to vital meals for nearly three months during the summer, leaving parents with the burden of filling in the gaps without any extra money in their budgets.  To help ease this burden, ...

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