Northside Kitchen Wins ‘Best Bite’ at Westfield’s Sandwichfest

April 22, 2018

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 sandwiches and vote for their favorite, according to Rory Chadwick, one of ...

Scotch Plains Farmers Market to Open 2018 Season on Sat, May 12

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 organizers Jeff Stein and Lisa Mohn of the Scotch Plains Business + ...

Readying for Spring with Grille-nola at the Fanwood Grille

FANWOOD, NJ -- While spring snows seem to now be over, eventually warm weather will take over on a permanent basis, and the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., Fanwood) is ready for the change of seasons.

This week, the eatery reintroduced its yogurt parfaits with fresh berries that proved so popular last summer. However, a new twist for 2018 is the addition of homemade granola ...

Rock ‘n’ Joe’s in Westfield, Closed by Fire, May Re-Open Next Week, Owner Says

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 through part of the wall and the ceiling to find the spark before dousing ...

Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

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 glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to ...

Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, we ...

Car Show and Food Truck Festival at Saint Joseph High School on April 28

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.


Food Trucks will include:

Boardwalk Freddy
Cousins Maine Lobster
Empanada Monster
Falafull Gourmet
Jerkin' Chicken
Oink and ...

Carlo's Bake Shop Closes Westfield Location

WESTFIELD, NJ – Carlo’s Bake Shop, widely known from the TLC network's Cake Boss, closed its E. Broad Street storefront in Westfield this week.

Passersby 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 specified. Carlo’s Bake Shop did not return a request for ...

Fanwood Grille to Observe National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day on Thurs, April 12

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., Fanwood) will celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day on Thursday, April 12, with the classic Grille-d cheese sandwich and tomato soup combo and a variety of specialty sandwiches:

Mac & (Grilled) Cheese Sandwich 
Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese
Nick's Pizza Grilled Cheese (mozzarella and tomato sauce)
Maine ...

Rockin' for Autism in Fanwood Announces Food and Entertainment Lineup for April 14

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 Baseball League.

11:00 a.m. Anthem
11:30 a.m. Sami Gootman
11:45 a.m. Patrick ...

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Scotch Plains Library to Host Teen Instant Pot Class on April 19

April 16, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- This month, the Scotch Plains Public Library will host a bonus teen cooking class on Thursday, April 19​ at 5:00 p.m.

Valerie Gray, author of the blog From Val’s Kitchen will be coming in to teach teens how to use Instant Pots. Participants will make an appetizer, entree, and dessert, so come hungry! Space is extremely limited and registration is required. Please ...