Food & Drink

January 19, 2019

Qunicy, MA – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The nuggets ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hub City is joining in a popular trend and getting a beer garden of sorts this spring when a new restaurant opens, filling a now-vacant location near the train station. Redd's Biergarten will open at the foot of Easton Avenue, in the prime downtown site that was ...

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CRANFORD - On Wednesday afternoon, NJ.com's food writer, Peter Genovese, released a list of 15 great N.J. food towns that no one knows about.  How Cranford is considered a "food town that no one knows about" despite winning NJ.com's Best Downtown Competition is perplexing, but residents are ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - When the Nutley Irish American Association hosted their annual Christmas party the Cranberry Orange Cookies were the most talked about subject of the evening. Santa was the headliner of the family friendly evening, and even he loved these cookies.  The cookies are a drop cookie ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A popular restaurant in the downtown that has been closed for about a year is preparing to reopen with a new menu and staff. Denise Telerico, a manager at Addams Tavern, said on Monday the establishment is tentatively anticipated to open Friday but has some preparations to make ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen. The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday. “There appear to be remaining ...

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CLARK, NJ – After a long wait and much anticipation, Duck Donuts is opening their doors to the public on Friday, Dec. 7.  The Clark store is the fifth location in New Jersey. Duck Donuts starts with a warm made-to-order vanilla cake donut. After leaving the fryer, donut enthusiasts get to create ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Boy Scout Troop 5 invites the public to its Breakfast Buffet this Saturday, Dec. 1, at United Presbyterian Church of Plainfield. Fill up on eggs, pancakes, sausage, continental breakfast, coffee, tea and more. Adults:  $10.00 Seniors:  $9.00 Children 7 years and ...

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TRENTON – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention have announced that their agencies have narrowed down the source of contaminated romaine lettuce at the heart of a recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7, and that no New Jersey-grown lettuce is connected ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A bison burger on a sprouted bun with aged cheddar and turkey bacon is one of many combinations that may be available at an upscale hamburger franchise anticipated to open in the downtown this spring. Diners will also have the option of imbibing in an adult beverage at the new ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to appreciate time with family and friends, and enjoy a holiday feast.  Some Plainfield organizations are offering those in the community who have no place to go a chance to escape the cold and have a hot meal. Here are a few: First ...

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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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