Food & Drink

September 10, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness will be held this Saturday, September 15, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was designed to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, as well as provide financial support to families ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Stony's Restaurant has new owners, and will soon become Miti Miti, according to an update from Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Alliance. Stony's, which has been in operation for almost 10 years under the ownership of Laura and Stony Johnson, was recently sold to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Smokehouse BBQ, owned by Maplewood resident Trevon Woolford, has opened at 1546 Springfield Avenue, at the intersection with Boyden Street, at the former site of T-OP Ice Cream and Fried Chicken. Smokehouse BBQ features smoked meats: brisket, pork, and chicken, as well as side ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Ani Ramen will open in Maplewood in 2019, stated a Facebook update from Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca on Friday. Ani Ramen currently has locations in Montclair (the original location, which opened in 2014) and Jersey City (2017), and plans to open a third location on Springfield Avenue ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes Cakery, which has been closed since July, has closed its doors permanently, stated Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Center Alliance. While Zuckerman said he has not be in contact with the owners, and did not have information about why the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Two eateries in South Orange, Noodlefan and K Kakes Cakery, have been closed recently, and there is not much information about when, or if, they will re-open. Noodlefan, located at 14 Academy St., has been closed for about a month, with a sign on the door indicating they plan ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - 1 South - the new restaurant located (not surprisingly, given its name) at 1 South Orange Avenue - held their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, June 23. 1 South has a restaurant and bar, as well as private event spaces. According to their website, which explains ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 7-Eleven at 1712 Springfield Ave., near Tuscan Road, which had been closed for an undisclosed violation of the Township Health Code since July 6, re-opened on Tuesday with a "conditionally satisfactory" certificate displayed in the window. The re-opening was just in time for ...

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Update: The 7-Eleven re-opened on Tuesday, July 10. Read more here. MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department shut down the 7-Eleven at 1712 Springfield Ave. near Tuscan Road on Friday for an undisclosed violation of the Township Health Code. The red “unsatisfactory” notice was placed ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Here's everything you need to know for celebrating the July 4th holiday in SOMA.   MAPLEWOOD JULY 4TH CELEBRATION    Maplewood 4th of July celebrations take place in Memorial Park, with a full day of festivities that includes live music on two concert ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Pub Nite is an annual event at St. James's Gate that takes place in June and kicks-off the fundraising effort for the Bob Miller Oyster Fest, which happens in September. The Oyster Fest is in its 4th year and raises funds to promote awareness and research for a cure for ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will present its Executive Board for the upcoming year at its annual End of Year Luncheon at Verjus Restaurant in Maplewood on Wednesday, bringing the 2017-2018 year to an official close, according to a press release from the Chamber. The new ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Bob Miller Oyster Fest isn't until September, but the first event is being held this Wednesday, June 20, at St. James's Gate Pub. The Pub Nite Kick-Off Party features guest and celebrity bartenders, swag for the Oyster Fest and the annual raffle. This year, the main raffle ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Thursday night there was a Pretty in Pink Rosé Tasting fundraiser to benefit Springfield Avenue Maplewood (SAM) beautification efforts. The event took place in the Wine Barrel parking lot on Springfield Avenue, and featured unlimited tastings of rosé and additional varietals ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Rocky Marciano, Jr., the son of late boxing legend Rocky Marciano introduced his father's namesake wine at the PAR440 Restaurant and Lounge Thursday evening. With vintage footage of Marciano's fights playing on the big screens, attendees enjoyed passed hors-d'oeuvres while sipping ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's almost farmers market time, with the Maplewood Farmers Market starting its 24th year on Monday, June 4, and the South Orange Farmers Market kicking off its 27th season on Wednesday, June 6. MAPLEWOOD FARMERS MARKET - EVERY MONDAY The Maplewood market is ...

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CLARK, NJ – Thailand Restaurant will be closing its doors after almost two decades of serving traditional Thai fare from its Central Avenue location. A sign greets patrons at the door as they enter indicating that the restaurant’s last day open will be Sunday, June 3.  Petey Gosinanond, the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Crowds came out to enjoy MayFest on Springfield Avenue on Sunday, with plenty of food, live music and performances, and a chance to see the new murals and meet the artists who created them, as well as local residents Michael and Viktorija painting their mural “I Am ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Though they've been open for several weeks, K Kakes Cakery held their official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 5, with family, friends, customers and local officials there to wish the new business well. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and South ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Ashley Marketplace is now carrying Sliders for Pets, which are locally made in South Orange by Marty Sacci, Ashley's longtime butcher.  Sacci explained that he was motivated to create Sliders for Pets after he was unable to find options that were both healthy and affordable in ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Some 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date, according to the Food & Drug ...

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NEWARK, NJ --The first edition of the Greater Newark Visitor Information Guide to promote the Newark region to local, domestic and international visitors to the City of Newark and Essex County attractions is set to be published later this year. The project is a collaboration of the Greater ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After a more than two months-long renovation -- an initiative which focused on updating the entire dining room, revamping the floor plan, and expanding the bar -- Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar has reopened in Summit. The restaurant had been closed since New Year's Eve. “Our ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes, located on the Valley side of the 3rd and Valley apartment building is officially open, according to the Village Vibe email from the South Orange Village Center Alliance. K Kakes, which is run by local residents Danya and Michael Mowatt, is a new café and bakery with ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin at 8 a.m. this Saturday, March 17, at St. James's Gate and continue until last call late that night. A special St. Patrick's Day menu will be served, which has traditional Irish dishes like shepherds pie, Irish stew and fish and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes Cakery, a new Jamaican inspired cafe and bakery, is now open at 165 Valley Street, inside of the Third & Valley apartment building. K Kakes, in addition to a wide assortment of cupcakes, has everything from baked goods like muffins and cinnamon rolls to ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison’s Pines Manor was transformed into a firehouse kitchen on Monday, Feb. 26, as teams from 24 professional fire departments across New Jersey showed off their cooking skills at the NJ FMBA’s eighth annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival. The event, which raised over ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 2018 Maplewood Chili Cookoff raised over $6,000, which will go directly to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, according to a press release from Tom Mason, the event's founder and "Chili Chief." Mason explained, "because of the generous support of the sponsors who ...

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Updated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 8 SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The snow storm, which downed trees, left many without power, and closed schools and much of SOMA on Wednesday, has also caused delays and closures on Thursday, March 8. Here are the latest updates: South Orange ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for heavy snow with total accumulations of 12 to 18 inches, with a Winter Storm Warning in effect through 4 a..m. on Thursday. The following stores, restaurants, businesses, and community services have ...

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