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Mara's Cafe Fanwood to Host "Summer Splash" Charity Wine and Chocolate Tasting on July 27

June 26, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mara's Cafe and Bakery Fanwood will hosting a charity wine and chocolate tasting on Thursday, July 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

All proceeds will be donated to Inroads to Opportunities, a 501 (C)3 not for profit organization which helps 400+ individuals with disabilities within the Union County each year. Vendors will include Carol's Creative Chocolatez and Wines ...

Fanwood Summer Fan Jam and Food Truck Festival Will Rock LaGrande Park on Sun, July 9

FANWOOD, NJ -- A food truck festival, live rock music, a beer-and-wine garden, and a classic car show will transform Fanwood’s La Grande Park into the 1st Annual Fanwood Summer Fan Jam on Sunday, July 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Food trucks include:

The Empanada Guy
Jersey Johnny’s
Little Sicilian Rice Balls
Tony’s Sausage
Cheech A ...

Summer Means Salad Pizza at Houdini Pizza Lab in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- As summer approaches Houdini Pizza Laboratory, home of wood-fired pizza in Fanwood, is offering a salad pizza featuring the freshest, locally sourced ingredients available. 

Veggie lovers can also choose among the eatery's many health offerings, including:

Margherita (tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil)  
Houdini Green (zucchini, eggplant, shallots, ...

Morano Gelato in Downtown Westfield Celebrates Grand Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ — Morano Gelato held a grand-opening celebration Thursday night at its newest location, 116 Elm St. in Downtown Westfield. The event kicked off with a ribbon cutting with Mayor Andy Skibitsky, the Downtown Westfield Corporation and the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

Morano Gelato, which has been called “the Best Gelato in America” ...

Fanwood to Host Annual Ladies Night Out on June 15

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood will host its 6th annual Ladies Night Out celebration on Thursday, June 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., starting at the Fanwood Crossing II Building on South Ave (between Mara’s and Enchantments).

The evening includes music, food and drink, mingling, and shopping (support our local merchants). It all culminates in a monster Tricky Tray at the end of the ...

Morano Gelato Will Hold Grand Opening in Westfield on Thurs, June 8

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Morano Gelato, called “the Best Gelato in America” by Forbes, will host a Grand Opening celebration on Thursday, June 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The party will feature as live entertainment an accordion player and a mime, a ribbon cutting by Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky, giveaways and samples.

The locally-owned shop, located at 116 Elm ...

Ice Cream Technology Increases, Bringing Wide Range of Flavors to Rocko's

FANWOOD, NJ -- Soft ice cream technology has come a long way from the days of "vanilla, chocolate or mixed."

There are several theories as to who invented soft serve ice cream. Carvel founder Tom Carvel, is often given credit. The franchise founder suffered a flat tire on his ice cream truck in Hartsdale, New York, pulled into a parking lot, and began selling his melting ...

NJ Greek Fest in Westfield Kicks Off with Music, Food & Fun for All Ages

WESTFIELD, NJ — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its annual NJ Greek Fest Thursday, June 1, through Sunday, June 4, featuring homemade Greek food, live music and dancing, a kids zone and Greek marketplace for the whole family to enjoy. A portion of proceeds will support Children’s Specialized Hospital, the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Hope Project to help ...

Downtown Westfield Chipotle Identified as Target During Payment Card Security Breach

WESTFIELD, NJ — If you used your credit or debit card at Chipotle in Downtown Westfield between March 26 and April 18, check your statement.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is reporting new information regarding a security breach that occurred between those days at Chipotle locations nationwide. The Westfield Chipotle, located at 117 E. Broad St., has been named as one of the effected ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Farmers Market

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Farmers Market, organized by the Scotch Plains Business & Professionals Association, launched its 25th season on Saturday, May 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Municipal Lot (430 Park Ave. in downtown Scotch Plains).

The market's 2017 vendors include:

Asprocolas Acres
Fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers

Backiel’s Lithuanian ...

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BYOB at Houdini Pizza Lab - How to Pair Wine and Pizza

June 22, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Houdini Pizza Laboratory (25 South Ave., Fanwood) is a BYOB, and encourages customers to bring their favorite bottles of wine, beer or liquor to enjoy with their menu.

Houdini suggests considering these pairing options:

Wine and Cheese Lovers
If you’re a cheese lover and will indulge in our Margherita, The Queen, Stinky Feet, Camorra or the Artichoke, ...