Food & Drink

March 16, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS/WESTFIELD, NJ -- Knights of Columbus Council 1711 (2400 North Ave. on the Scotch Plains/Westfield border) will host its popular St. Patrick's Day Lunch on Sunday, March 17, starting at 12:00 noon. "For just $6, you can receive a meal that includes corned beef sandwiches and the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The signs of spring are abound as the last traces of March snow have melted and the daffodils what stuck their heads out of the ground. Another sign of the changing season is the return of Rocko's Ice Cream (38 South Martine Ave.) in Fanwood. "I'm really looking forward to having ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Italian restaurant on Elm Street announced its final closure last Tuesday, but seven days later, Groupon hadn’t gotten the message. As of Tuesday morning, the e-commerce marketplace was still selling Groupon deals to the restaurant. The deal: $33 for $50 worth of food, marked ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- An Italian restaurant on Elm Street that has been a fixture in Westfield for 25 years is closed forever, its owner said. The owner of Theresa’s Restaurant, Robert Scalera, in a letter shared by Downtown Westfield Corporation Tuesday, said he is closing the restaurant and moving ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Today is Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday" in French), a holiday celebrated across the globe, mainly in places with large Roman Catholic populations. It's a day of celebration before the religious season of Lent , a time of fasting, begins on Ash Wednesday.  According to History.com, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A crowd of over 50 friends and family members joined Al and Phyllis Mirabella for a screening of their "Come Home to Rome" episode of HGTV's House Hunters International on Friday evening at the Fanwood Grille. House Hunters International follows home-buyers across the globe in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Greek restaurant on Elm Street is slated to close as the owner shifts his focus onto a location he is managing in Cranford, Westfield Mayor Shelly Brindle said Tuesday. Mayor Shelley Brindle discussed the anticipated closure of Ambeli Green Taverna at Tuesday’s Town Council ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Victoria’s Secret location on East Broad Street may be gone, but there are still plenty of options for those people looking to treat their loved ones on Valentine's Day. The Downtown Westfield Corporation, representing businesses in the town’s special improvement district, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Onion soup has been popular as far back as Roman times. Throughout history, onion soup was considered as a food for poor people, since onions were plentiful and relatively easy to grow. Classic French Onion Soup -- made from beef broth, and caramelized onions with bread baked ...

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SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY -- Satur Farms, a Whole Foods vendor based in Cutchogue, NY, has voluntarily recalled its Baby Spinach and Mesclun with the specific lot numbers listed below because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  This retail product is packed in plastic clamshell ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company opened the doors of its brewery and tasting room to the public on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12 noon.  Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning craft brewers, Tim Stumpf – Head Brewer and Scott Morrison – Gravity Ales Owner & ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Local eateries, including Fanwood Grille (Soups, Hot Dogs), Hung's Shanghai Restaurant (Chinese), Stage House (American), Grillestone (American), and the Swiss Pastry Shop (Bakery), are among the local nominees for New Jersey Monthly's 2019 "Jersey Choice Restaurant ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fans flock to chicken wings during football's championship game -- especially in Fanwood.  Since Nick’s Pizza opened for business six years ago its owners have strived to make the items on their menu to the best of their ability. They now think they have achieved what many ...

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WESTFIELD and NATIONAL -- Trader Joe’s, the popular supermarket featuring organic, vegan and everyday items -- and "Two-Buck Chuck" wines -- has released its 10th annual Customer Choice Awards, a list of favorite products by category.  Overall, the top entree was Mandarin Orange Chicken, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  - The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00  p.m. at its building at 1916 Bartle Avenue  Seating is available on both the first and second floor. This event is hosted by the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hawaiian-inspired Poke Bowls are coming to Downtown Westfield this weekend. Orgreen, located at 132 East Broad St., is set to begin serving on Saturday with a formal opening to be held at 11:00 a.m., the restaurant’s manager, Kidd Fang, said. Poke Bowls, which are comprised of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – All this week, TAPintoSPF continues to look at the stories that defined 2018 in the Township of Scotch Plains and the Borough of Fanwood. Below are just some of the Food highlights during the past year: The iconic Jade Isle restaurant closed in Scotch Plains ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Morano Gelato Westfield has closed its store at 116 Elm Street as plans to continue with a partner in an expanded format did not materialize. There are currently no definitive plans to reopen at this time. For more information, please reach out ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2018 Scotch Plains Farmers' Marketplace season concludes on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the parking lot of the Municipal Building and will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. "It's the last chance for people to get fresh vegetables or desserts for their Thanksgiving meals," ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- For the past couple of years Nick’s Pizza has been selling gluten-free pizzas, and in that time has built a loyal following of customers who buy them on a regular basis. With every sale, the message from the customers remains the same: Nick’s has the best gluten-free pizzas in the ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Lisa Mohn, co-chair of the Scotch Plains Farmers Market, presents Elaine Coupe with a check donation $1500 for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Hometown Heroes Banner program. The money represented part of the funds raised at the second annual "From Farm to Table" benefit dinner ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- While candy is the treat most commonly associated with Halloween, Rocko's Ice Cream (38 South Ave., Fanwood) is putting a little chill into the holiday with wicked ice cream cupcakes and other frozen treats for your Halloween parties and festivities. "I wanted to make something ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The National Retail Federation estimates that more than 175 million Americans plan to partake in Halloween festivities, including buying costumes, candy, and food for Halloween parties.  Locally, Halloween is among the busiest days of the year for pizza deliveries at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Getting into the beer garden at AddamsFest has become akin to securing a ticket to the Broadway show “Hamilton.” At least that’s the drama that played out on the festival organizers’ Facebook page Thursday night as a limited batch of tickets to the festival’s beer garden were ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A zesty, stew-like dish is celebrated 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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STIRLING, NJ -- The Dessert Ladies first began sweetening the area in 2010. For the first 2 years and before buying an initial commercial kitchen, Geraldine Keogh, CEO, and her partners Lindsey Smith and Nina Byron were baking out of their own homes. In 2012, they opened the doors to their ...

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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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