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Fanwood Grille to Reopen Thursday Following Air Conditioning Issues

August 8, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- High heat and humidity this week, combined with a performance issues of a new air conditioning unit, led to two unexpected days off for the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., Fanwood) on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

"We hate to disappoint anyone, but it was too hot for our customers to be comfortable," said chef Paul Watterson about the decision to close ...

National Farmers Market Week Takes Place August 5-11

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- August 5-11 is National Farmers Market Week, an annual celebration sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that highlights the important role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system.

Now in its 19th season, National Farmers Market Week takes place during the first full week of August. It allows farmers markets to take center stage ...

Volunteers Sought for Scotch Plains Farmers Market's 'From Farm to Table' Fundraiser Sept. 15

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Farmers Market's highly-anticipated From Farm to Table benefit dinner will take place on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018, outside at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.).

The proceeds of this special event will benefit Operation Chillout Homeless Veterans Outreach, as well as other local veterans efforts.

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Osaka Japanese Restaurant in Scotch Plains Reopens After Renovations

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Osaka Japanese Restaurant (427 Park Ave.) has reopened in downtown Scotch Plains following renovations after a fire. 

Osaka restaurant, which is located across the street from the Municipal Building, offers a wide array of Japanese dishes, such as Miso soup, house salad, Udon (Japanese noodle) soup, avocado roll, and sushi.

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Scenes from the Scotch Plains Farmers Market

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Sunny skies on a beautiful summer day resulted in bustling business for the Scotch Plains Farmers Market on Saturday, July 28.

The market, which is run by the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association, is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. until November.

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Tuscan Bakery-Café Opens in Downtown Westfield

WESTFIELD NJ — Farinolio, a Tuscan bakery-café in Downtown Westfield, opened for the first time Tuesday for lunch.

Located at 121 East Broad St. where Let’s YO! once was, the shop offers breakfast items (such as croissants in flavors including chocolate and ham-and-cheese), lunch (including flat breads topped with tomatoes and mozzarella and mortadella sandwiches), snacks, ...

Downtown Fanwood Businesses to Raise $ on Thurs, July 26, for North Shore Animal League

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Thursday, July 26, will be a "Dog Day of Summer" in downtown Fanwood.

Three local businesses -- at Nick's Pizza, Rocko's Ice Cream, and Fanwood Grille -- are joining forces to raise money for the North Shore Animal League on Thursday, July 26,  when each will donate 10 percent of their sales from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to the ...

Boxwood Coffee in Downtown Westfield Holds Soft Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ — Boxwood Coffee is officially open in Downtown Westfield. The coffee shop and café, at 143 East Broad St. where Panera was, hosted a friends and family event on Wednesday evening to celebrate what owner Stephen Bellamy is calling a “slow open.”

“We are planning to phase in items like our made-to-order menu and we are looking forward to ...

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