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Mara's Cafe in Fanwood to Host Valentine's Date Night on Feb. 13

Credits: Courtesy of Mara's Cafe

FANWOOD, NJ - On Saturday, Feb. 13, Mara's Cafe & Bakery in Fanwood will host a Valentine's Date Night'with live music from singer/songwriter Bryan Hansen accompanied by bassist William Blakey.

From 7-10 p.m., guests are encouraged to bring a friend, family member, or special someone for dinner for just $29.99. The Valentine's Date Night package includes:

Appetizer: Two house salads with a choice of dressing
Dinner: Choice of Honey Glazed Salmon or Chicken Piccata dinner served with Rice or Vegetable
Dessert: Lava Cake for two.

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Hansen, who hails from Edison, NJ, released his 7-track concept EP, Ebb and Flow, in 2010, navigating the listener through a relationship from beginning to end.

Performing since age 15, Hansen has been seen throughout the Tri State area both solo and with his band. His unique sound of funk and acoustic blend has reverberated off the walls at The Village Underground NYC, The Stone Pony, Bar Anticipation, Alor Café NYC, and elsewhere. His sound is a blend of many different musical styles ranging from Stevie Wonder to Bob Dylan.

In August 2013, Brothers Among Wolves debuted as Bryan Hansen's first full length album comprised of 13 original songs.

Mara's Cafe & Bakery is located at 250 South Avenue in Fanwood, NJ 07023. For more information, call 908-322-4422.

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