Food & Drink

September 21, 2018

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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FANWOOD, NJ -- The third annual Rockin' for Autism festival in La Grande Park has announced its lineup for Saturday, April 14, in Fanwood. The event features live entertainment, food vendors, a beer garden (for adults), games, raffles, and the Opening Day ceremony for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood ...

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Submitted to TAPinto Hawthorne by local resident Marie Albin. Easy Egg Salad Serves 4 What to do with all those hard-boiled eggs?  Try this easy egg salad recipe.  Let me know what you think! Ingredients: 6 large eggs, hard-boiled and chilled ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp prepared ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Save the date, the New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield for the third year in a row, in town on Sunday, May 20. The races will feature the best cyclists in the state and from around the region.  Youth bicycle races are back, too. 2017:  A Look at ...

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UPDATE:  Due to Wednesday's impending storm, this event has been moved to Friday, March 23. 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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), ...

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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 ...

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