Food & Drink

January 19, 2019

QUINCY, MA – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The nuggets ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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: MAPLEWOOD Bagel ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Mountain Tavern posted a farewell message to their Facebook account on Tuesday, and a welcome to new owner, David Massoni. South Mountain Tavern, which was previously Ricalton's, was sold to Massoni, a local South Orange resident and restaurateur, whose new ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge will have a special prix fixe Thanksgiving Menu, as well as their regular menu, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. Thanksgiving menu highlights at Par 440 include Butternut Squash soup to start, a roast turkey entree with all the traditional ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Buyrite Liquors, located at 400 Valley St., is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, which is this Thursday, Nov. 22. Buyrite is stocked with wines from around the world, a vast variety of spirits, and traditional and craft beers.  Buyrite has rare spirits like ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For many, it was the end of an era when longtime Maplewood pub O'Reilly's closed after last call on Monday night, Nov. 19.  The new owners are planning to update the space, and anticipate re-opening in about six weeks, with a new name. One of O'Reilly's regulars who was there ...

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Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried ...

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - Two hundred thirty nine cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios have been recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella said the Barcelona Nut Company. A routine test revealed the health issue, they said. Salmonella is an an organism that can ...

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Dunkin Hines is recalling four varieties of its cake mixes due to a potential presence of Salmonella.  In a company announcement, Conagra Brands announced that it is working with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The restaurant at 19 Valley St. that was Ricalton's, then South Mountain Tavern, will soon re-open with a new owner, and a new name: The Fox and Falcon. David Massoni, a restaurateur and South Orange resident, is the new owner. Massoni is also a partner with Three Kings ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second year, the Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative held a Craft Beer Tasting fundraising event to raise funds for murals on Springfield Avenue, with all proceeds from the event being used to bring more murals to Springfield Avenue in Maplewood (SAM). The event was ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second year, the Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative will hold a Craft Beer Tasting fundraising event to raise funds for murals on Springfield Avenue, with all proceeds from the event being used to bring more murals to Springfield Avenue in Maplewood (SAM). “The ...

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Whole Foods Market, has voluntarily recalled 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips due to an undeclared ingredient. The company stated in a press release that the product may contain undeclared milk that was not listed on the product label. The undeclared ingredient could cause a life ...

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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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