Bite in Maplewood Announces Closing on Website

January 5, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Bite, an eatery located on Valley Street near Columbia High School, has closed, according to an update on their website that states, '"Bite is closed for business." 

The website message also states, "We would like to thank you all for a wonderful year. It has been fun and rewarding to serve you. Love to you all, and a happy and healthy 2018 and ...

Top Stories of 2017 in South Orange and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here are the SOMA stories that generated the largest number of readers and the most discussion in 2017:


South Orange Middle School Students Walkout of School in Protest of Inauguration

Hundreds From SOMA are on the Road to the Women's March on Washington

Triple Homicide Under Investigation in Maplewood


Two Charged in ...

Restaurants in South Orange Open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Village Center Alliance provided the following list of restaurants which are open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in their Village Vibe email.


Here's where to go for fine dining, a quick bite, or a New Year's drink:


SOUTH MOUNTAIN TAVERN/THE SNUG - The Snug will be open on New Year's Eve for all ...

Cookie-Palooza: Double the Cookies, Double the Fun for These Holiday Favorites

JACKSON, NJ — As the mother of 2-year-old twin boys, Melinda Goetz has to manage her time wisely. She’s found two cookie recipes that not only are quick and easy to whip up — about 30 minutes for each batch — but they fly off the plate as soon as they’re cool enough for young Nicholas and Jonathan to enjoy. And, of course, each has a favorite.

Nicholas’ ...

Cookiepalooza : Santa's Trash Cookies

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Though they sound like they may land you on the naughty list, these delicious Santa's Trash cookies are sure to make Santa happy.  I found it while searching for some new cookie inspiration, and then found out that my niece Ashley had made a special request for this cookie.  Ashley has a nut allergy and cannot always indulge in holiday treats, but this recipe is ...

Christmas Day: What's Open in Maplewood and South Orange {Updated}

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering where to go for a meal, a bottle of wine, or batteries for that new Christmas gift? While many stores and restaurants are closed on Christmas Day -- Monday, December 25 -- here are some places that are open for business in and around Maplewood and South Orange:


Bagel Chateau (180 Maplewood Ave.) open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; (973) ...

Cookie Palooza: Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies by Debbie Mikijanic


¾ c margarine, softened
​​​½ teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar​​​
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg
​​​​​½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ cup molasses​​​​½ ground ginger
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour​​
2 teaspoons baking soda
​​½ cup white sugar for rolling

In a medium bowl, mix ...

Holiday Shopping at St. James's Gate in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Sure, you think of St. James's Gate when you want a pint or a delicious meal by the cozy fireplace.

But did you know you can also do your holiday shopping at St. James's Gate? In addition to having gift certificates, which are the perfect gift for just about anyone on your holiday list, St. James's also has limited edition baseball hats on sale this year.

Just ...

Famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens New Restaurant Marcus B&P in Downtown Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.

He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.

Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing ...

Stop & Shop Recalls Herb-ox Beef Granulated Bouillon 4 oz

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily Herb-ox Beef Granulated Bouillon 4 oz due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen. It was sold in Stop & Shop stores.

Codes:Best If Used By SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020

Customers may return impacted product for a full refund. Only product with Best If Used By Dates of SEPT 2020 and OCT ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Vegan Pop-up Dinner Set for Jan. 10 in Montclair

January 3, 2018

Following their sold out inaugural pop-up dinner in December, Mundo Vegan and Sally Owens of SO Tasty Vegan will host the first pop-up vegan dinner of 2018 on Wednesday, January 10, at 7 p.m. (please arrive by 6:45 p.m.).

This month’s dinner is inspired by Japanese cuisine. The four-course meal is 100% organic, gluten-free, and ...