Food & Drink

May 7, 2021

Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release. Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said. The product being recalled ...

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Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release. Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said. The product being recalled ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The owner of a Central Avenue restaurant known for ramen bowls and sushi burritos found himself in front of the Westfield Board of Health earlier this week, where he was called to answer for repeat health code violations including improper handwashing and inadequate sanitization of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A restaurant at the South Avenue Circle has been ordered shut for four days after health inspectors discovered the latest in a series of health code violations. Principal Health Inspector Helen Mendez told the board of health Monday that an inspector found insect-covered ribs at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Township Committee has received a bid of $490,000 from Maplewood Theaters LLC for its plenary liquor license.  The bid was reported at May 4 TC meeting after the bid opening on April 30. The minimum bid, $420,000, was exceeded by both bids received. The other bid came in at ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching a “Shot and a Beer” program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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Approximately 2,100 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced Sabra Dipping Company, LLC. The contamination was discovered after the FDA did a routine screening of a single tub of hummus. Consumption of food contaminated ...

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A voluntary recall of La Fe Peppers and Onions has been announced by GraceKennedy Foods due to the probable presence of extraneous material, announced the FDA. According to the recall, there could possibly be small pieces of blue plastic in the product.  The product was distributed in the ...

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Pacific Salmon Burgers have been recalled by Trident Seafoods Corporation because the burgers may contain small pieces of metal, announced the company. The product has a Lot Number of GC101431 and a Best By Date of 1/14/2023. The product was sold at Costco. The company is asking anyone who has ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sheena Collum is a force to be reckoned with when she wants change. She has led the way for integrating affordable housing onsite in local redevelopment plans, and shepherded a pandemic budget through against opposition from police and fire unions.   Her next quest: The South ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After several attempts to sell a municipally-owned liquor license ended with zero bidders, the Maplewood Township Committee decided at last week's meeting to change the parameters and send the license out for bidding again.  This offer now includes the stipulation that ...

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TRENTON, NJ — On the same day that he extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for another 30 days, Gov. Phil Murphy said that effective Friday, March 19, at 6:00 a.m., indoor capacity limits for restaurants, gyms and health clubs, recreational facilities and arcades, and personal care ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy will expand indoor gathering limits in New Jersey effective Friday. Businesses, indoor entertainment and recreation areas (casinos and gyms), personal care businesses, indoor performance venues and indoor gatherings (religious ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The app-based food delivery service, DoorDash, has partnered with the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA) to provide restaurants across New Jersey with grants of $2,500 or $5,000 based on need and criteria. Made possible by a donation of $500,000 delivered ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When the pandemic shutdown production of The Today Show, Katie Stilo, a culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC series, set out to adapt to a new 'normal.' In an effort to keep busy, Stilo turned her parents' South Plainfield, NJ kitchen into a TV studio and, over the ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Although the holidays may be smaller and a little different this year, don't let those memories be soured by getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding everyone to "say no to raw dough". When you prepare homemade dough for cookies, cakes, and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Old Man Rafferty’s, a downtown restaurant that has served savory French onion soup and overstuffed reubens to generations of theatergoers, Rutgers students and Johnson & Johnson workers, has closed its doors. Owner Mark Jakuboski said the landmark restaurant on Albany ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new program called Sustain and Serve NJ has been launched by the NJEDA that enables struggling New Jersey restaurants to prepare meals that would be distributed to nonprofit organizations to feed for needy residents. Sustain and Serve NJ is a COVID-19 relief effort that helps ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — With the hospitality industry facing unprecedented hardship in the current economic environment, many restaurants are pleading for new revenue streams just to make their businesses sustainable. With municipalities across New Jersey at risk of seeing their downtowns downtrodden by ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s famed Ironbound dining scene, offering flavors of Portugal, Brazil and Latin American cuisine, has attracted visitors far and wide over the decades to a historically stigmatized city.  But now, restaurants are saying that they are on the brink of closure due to the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe remains the worst kept secret in the township. First published in 2016 when TAPinto Bloomfield was only a few months old, this recipe will probably be published just before Thanksgiving every year.  Stilwell's jelly was the subject of a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The "media" may have many around the country believing that Nutley's greatest gift to Thanksgiving is Martha Stewart, but locals know its "Nutley Raiders Ginger-Spiced Cranberry Sauce." First created by students in the culinary program at Nutley High School in 2017, this dish has ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of Thanksgiving, St. James's Gate Publick House is having short story contest for children and teens.  There will be one winner of a $100 gift certificate to St. James's Gate in two age groups: 4-8 grade, and 9-12 grade. Contest details, an entry deadline of Nov.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business. On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out ...

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Those that sold to supermarkets fared better than those that relied on restaurants and schools This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To add some Irish cheer to the week, St. James's Gate Publick House is having a special this weekend: Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day.  Couldn’t get to The Gate in March? With both outdoor and limited indoor seating, come now and celebrate St. Patty’s being six months closer. From ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Indoor dining can resume Friday thanks to Executive Order 183 announced by Governor Murphy Tuesday. Restaurants will have to limit their indoor patrons to 25% of their capacity and tables will be limited to no more than 8 people unless they are all from the same home. In ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy announced this morning, on his Twitter Feed, that restaurants will be able to open for indoor dining beginning this Friday, September 4. Restaurants will be limited to 25 percent seating capacity with social distancing between tables. "Reopening responsibly will ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — Attilio Guarino, owner of Ava's Kitchen & Bar in Kenilworth, says enough is enough and plans to open for indoor dining on Tuesday, September 8.  Nearly all restaurants, except for those who can open two walls for better ventilation, have been banned from serving food and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Cuban Pete’s has now been hit with a second executive order violation, in less than a month, for allowing the indoor dining on the premises, according to police officials.  After receiving a complaint of noise, Montclair Police were called to Cuban Pete's on Sunday, August 23, to ...

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