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Noodlefan Restaurant in South Orange Has Closed Permanently

January 14, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange location of the Thai and Asian cuisine restaurant Noodlefan has closed permanently, according to an update from Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Center Alliance.

Noodlefan South Orange had been perviously closed in the summer of 2018, but had re-opened in the fall.

Noodlefan, which opened at 14 Academy St. in South Orange in ...

1 South Restaurant in South Orange Announces It's Closed

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - As 2018 drew to an end, 1 South Restaurant (located at 1 South Orange Ave.) announced it was closed.

On Dec. 31, 1 South posted on their Facebook page that the restaurant was not open and that there would not be a New Year's Eve event as planned.

An update to the 1 South Facebook page on Jan. 1 read, "Thank You to our Patrons, Staff, and Management! 1 South will ...

Ring in the New Year: BuyRite Liquors Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - BuyRite Liquors, located at 400 Valley St., is open every day including on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1. BuyRite's hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

BuyRite has a selection of wines from around the world, a huge variety of spirits as well as rare spirits like Black Maple Hill ...

BuyRite Liquors of South Orange Open Every Day During the Holiday Season

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - BuyRite Liquors, located at 400 Valley St., is open every day over the holidays, including Christmas and New Year's Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

BuyRite is stocked with wines from around the world, a vast variety of spirits, traditional and craft beers, as well as rare spirits like Black Maple Hill ...

What's Open on Christmas Day in Maplewood and South Orange

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


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

Maplewood Wine & Liquor (3 ...

Cranberry Orange Cookies Brighten Up Holiday Cookie Platters

NUTLEY, NJ - When the Nutley Irish American Association hosted their annual Christmas party the Cranberry Orange Cookies were the most talked about subject of the evening. Santa was the headliner of the family friendly evening, and even he loved these cookies. 

The cookies are a drop cookie version of a shortbread, but with cranberry, orange zest, white chocolate chips, and walnuts for ...

Cookie-Palooza: Nanaimo Bars

WARREN, NJ - Bar cookies are great for the holidays and year-round. 

Nanaimo Bars:

Base of the bars:

½ cup butter

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup cocoa (unsweetened baker’s cocoa!)

1 tsp. natural vanilla extract

1 egg

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

¾ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

½ cup finely chopped pecans (I pulse them in ...

Cookie-Palooza: Hello Dolly Cookie Bars

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Bar cookies like Hello Dollies are a great activity for families with younger children, the kids simply layer the assembled and measured ingredients. Aside from chopping nuts and removing hot cookie sheets from the oven, the children can most certainly declare "I did it myself!"

This recipe for Hello Dolly Cookie Bars comes to us from the editors at TAPinto ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...


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10 Unique and Local Valentines Day Gifts at Kitchen a la Mode

January 15, 2019

Is your love sick of the same roses and candy for Valentine’s Day? Kitchen a la Mode wants to help you spice up your gift this year. Here are 10 unique ideas that are sure to get your valentine sweet on you.

1) Cut open your love with a new Chef's Knife. Beautiful design paired with functionality is the recipe for the perfect gift.

2) What’s more romantic then making ...