Food & Drink

December 7, 2018

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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FANWOOD, NJ -- They came, they ate, they took some to go. A busload of 55 hot dog connaisseurs from throughout the Garden State and as far as Colorado made the Fanwood Grille their third stop on a daylong excursion of New Jersey's "weiner wonderland."  While a few went for the traditional hot ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey will bring a coach bus filled with more than 50 connaisseurs to the Fanwood Grille for the eatery's foot-long Shickhaus hot dogs and famed toppings including sauerkraut, chili, bacon and cheese, and "Cowboy Tony" (spicy meat) ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Farmers Market welcomed its newest vendor, Mexi-Boys, on Saturday. The co-owners, who worked together at a food truck previously and then ventured on their own, opened for business just a few months ago but have developed a strong following in Jersey City ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The second annual "From Farm to Table" fundraising dinner treated attendees with a six-course meal prepared by Brian Kirpan, from BK Private Dining and Catering, and other local chefs on Saturday, Sept. 15, on the "hedge property" next to the Scotch Plains Municipal ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Selling its award-winning lobster bisque, butternut squash and chicken noodle soups and New Orleans gumbo, the Fanwood Grille became the newest vendor to join the Scotch Plains Farmers Market on Saturday.  "The Fanwood Grille has joined our 'Best of the Best Vendors' here at ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- What could be better than ice cream on a 90+ degree summer day? (Yes, it is still technically summer until Sept. 21). The answer is having it served by "celebrity scooper" Rabbi Howard Tilman of Congregation Beth Israel, who made his second annual guest appearance at Rocko's Ice ...

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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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FANWOOD, NJ -- Rabbi Howard Tilman, of Congregation Beth Israel (CBI) will return on Wednesday, Sept. 5, as a “celebrity scooper” at Rocko’s Ice Cream (38 S. Martine Ave., Fanwood), at the temple's back-to-school social from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by CBI’s Religious School, which ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The St. Bart's Italian Festival opened on Friday evening with new rides, old friends, delicious food and lots of fun, despite early evening rain that canceled the live music performance by Wolf Creek. The schedule for Saturday, Sept. 1, is as follows:  Mass in Italian ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) 8th graders hosted a summer brunch fon Thursday, Aug. 30, for senior citizens who live in the area.  The event featured breakfast, sweet treats from The Dessert Ladies, and Bingo. This is a free event, but RSVP is needed in order to ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The St. Bart's Italian Festival is an annual tradition in Scotch Plains that bids farewell to summer and kicks off the fall calendar. Founded in 1974, the festival features live music, amusement park rides, games, and, of course, great food, including pizza, pasta, clams, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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