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Trader Joe’s in Westfield Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

December 2, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Amid cheers from employees and customers, the Downtown Westfield’s newly re-built Trader Joe’s opened Friday morning at 8:00 a.m.

The previous building was demolished this in February after its roof collapsed during January’s blizzard.

“It’s so great to be home,” store manager Casey Latsko said as he greeted ...

Panera Explains Why it Will Close Westfield Location Dec. 20

WESTFIELD, NJ — Panera Bread at 143 East Broad St., a café that many consider a staple in Downtown Westfield, will close Dec. 20, the company confirmed Thursday.

“For years, the Panera Bread bakery-cafe on Broad Street has been privileged to serve our neighbors in Westfield,” the company wrote in a statement.

“Panera continually invests in our ...

Breakfast with Santa at Mara's Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mara's Cafe & Bakery is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec.18.

Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their Christmas wish list for the big man. Parents and guests should bring their own cameras, as a professional photographer will not be provided. No Reservations are required.

Mara's Cafe & Bakery is located at 250 ...

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips from the Red Cross

PRINCETON, NJ — Thanksgiving is almost here. It's a time when many people will travel home to visit loved ones and households will prepare the holiday feast. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to have a safe holiday.

“Cooking is the number one cause of home fires,” said Paul Gass, regional preparedness manager, American Red Cross New Jersey Region.

Parish Pies: Saint Bartholomew’s Youth Group Overnight Pie Bake

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Saint Bart’s Youth Group baked and sold pies to fundraise for future service projects.  Pumpkin and apple pies were baked by high school students and parents alike, using recipes that have been Youth Group tradition for over 20 years. 

“It’s a successful fundraiser for the retreat weekend, and the kids always look ...

Don't Forget the Cannoli at Nick's, If You're Bringing Dessert

FANWOOD, NJ -- Tired of pumpkin pie and need to bring a dessert for a party, Thanksgiving dinner or other holiday gathering? Stop by Nick's Pizza (42 South Martine Ave. Fanwood). Nick's is proudly offering desserts made by Sempre Cannoli of Red Bank, which has been making the Italian pastries since 1929.

Just what is a cannoli? 

Well, actually, the question should be "What ...

Westfield Trader Joe’s to Re-Open Dec. 2, Sign Reads

WESTFIELD, NJ — “Good news!” a sign at Trader Joe’s in Millburn reads. “Our Westfield New Jersey store will have a grand re-opening on Friday, December 2. 8 a.m.”

It was good news for fans of the grocery store, and good news for Downtown Westfield businesses. Trader Joe’s, considered an anchor store in Downtown Westfield, was demolished this ...

Nick’s 3rd Annual Hoops For Humanity Basketball Tournament

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Nick’s Pizza and Rocko’s Ice Cream are teaming up with boxing legend Gerry Cooney for the third annual "Hoops For Humanity" Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Newmark School gym (1000 Cellar Ave., Scotch Plains). The event will benefit YCS, New ...

Oh’ Brian’s On The Green in Clark Welcomes New Executive Chef

CLARK, NJ - When Executive Chef Mike Mikulis joined Oh’ Brian’s on the Green a few short months ago he brought along his years of culinary experience and a love of creating great food.

“It’s my house, I want everyone happy," Mikulis said. "It’s all about making people happy and I believe as long they are happy they’ll keep coming ...

Mara's Cafe Is Fanwood's Pie and Cake Headquaters

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mara's Cafe & Bakery Fanwood (250 South Ave.) is the cake and pie headquarters this holiday season. Desserts are available in 10" and 7"

Cheesecakes:

Original, Pumpkin, Chocolate Swirl, Caramel Apple, Snickers, Wild Berry Almond, Brownie Strawberry, Swirl Cheese Raspberry, Swirl Cheese Butterfinger, Cheese Cookie ...

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'Tis The Season to Enjoy 'Off Peak' Pricing for Weddings and Special Events at Legendary Destination

The Grand Summit Hotel in prestigious Summit has been synonymous with high-end social events for more than 145 years. Long considered to be among the most prolific food and beverage programs in North Jersey, the culinary program strives to stay ahead of the latest trends under the direction of Executive Chef Charles Burke.

It has been an industry secret for years, that the best deals can be ...