Food & Drink

July 3, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough is making a second attempt to shut down the state highway that bisects the downtown shopping and restaurant district to create a pedestrian boulevard for shopping and outdoor dining from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays. A resolution will be voted on at Monday's virtual ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th is not happy that Gov. Phil Murphy made a unilateral decision Monday to keep indoor restaurants closed indefinitely; he provided no timetable as to when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- would resume. Indoor dining was originally scheduled ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Main Street restaurants will not get the opportunity to expand their outdoor dining accommodations beyond the curb and on to Route 28. The Borough Council adopted and sent a resolution to the state Department of Transportation earlier this month after Gov. Phil Murphy gave ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three months ago their glass doors were posted with hastily-scribbled signs, most of them reading "Due to the Coronavirus. . . " with the ominous news that the store or restaurant would be closed until further notice. On Monday, those signs were long gone, a bitter memory, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Here's a unique dining experience that may come about as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Monday that restaurants throughout the state can begin serving meals outdoors beginning June 15th. By mid-summer, pending approvals, the borough's restaurants could be serving ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Starting June 15, New Jerseyans can make themselves presentable again by getting a haircut before dining out at their favorite restaurant - and after indulging off the menu, work out at the local gym the next day. They'll also be able to go inside and shop at their favorite ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce eased restrictions on serving customers at restaurants and bars at his June 1 press briefing, but owners are concerned the guidance he provides will be little more than an appetizer. Murphy's guidance is that no one is to be allowed indoors ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Nearly three months after the COVID-19 pandemic imposed social distancing and curtailed the ability to meet and mingle, shop and dine, attend school and earn a living, Gov. Phil Murphy has begun to ease some restrictions - with conditions. The Downtown Somerville Alliance is ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Last week, it was NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal in an Instagram message lavishing praise on the nurses and doctors in the Intensive Care Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset in Somerville. This week, it was Charles Barkley's turn to reach out on social media ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It's Takeout Tuesday. Visit Somerset County has launched a campaign to support area restaurants that have turned to takeouts, curbside pick-ups and deliveries to remain open during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Help support local restaurants by: Ordering delivery or ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Health care workers, first responders and area restaurants will benefit from a virtual fundraising concert on Facebook April 18th, featuring Somerville musician David Dedrick. Proceeds will be turned over to FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Somerville, which purchases ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has launched its new “Somerville at Home” website, a digital resource dedicated to promoting the small businesses of downtown Somerville during the coronavirus pandemic. The website – www.somervilleathome.com - went live on Friday, April ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The heartfelt benevolence demonstrated by borough residents is helping to keep restaurants afloat with their donations to buy prepared meals for the doctors, nurses and medical staffs at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset. An upstart organization, FLAG of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Even though they can't personally tip their servers, customers are digging deeper into their pockets to help put money into the pockets of those who memorize menus, wait tables, fold napkins, pop corks, draw beers, mix cocktails and juggle pots, pans and cooking utensils to ensure ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership has stepped up to support restaurants in Somerset County by proclaiming Tuesday, March 24 as the Great American Takeout. What is it and how can you ofer your support? Order delivery or pick-up for at least one meal today, Tuesday, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The downtown retail and restaurant district has rapidly emerged as one of New Jersey's premiere destinations for fine dining and comfort food, ethnic food, gourmet coffee shops and specialty dessert shops.  All of that, however, has been pt in jeopardy by the Coronavirus ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Corned beef and cabbage, Italian subs and more meals donated to veterans in Transitional Housing Program prove good can come from any situation After the COVID-19 outbreak caused the Somerset County Democrats to cancel both their nominating convention and St. Patrick’s Day ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance, which represents the retailers in "Downtown Somerset County" is working to counteract the downside of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on businesses in the popular retail and restaurant district. Retailers and restaurant owners ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Restaurants throughout the downtown district are offering a mosaic of fine dining and romance for Valentine's Day, with other merchants eager to accommodate those looking for that perfect gift for sweethearts and significant others. The Downtown Somerville Alliance is working ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Van Derveer Fifth Grade Band will benefit from each slice of pizza sold on Tuesday, Dec. 10th when the flyer accompanying this story is presented at California Pizza Kitchen at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Each year the band, accompanied by parents and teachers, travels to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Families coming to the Celebration of Lights firemen's parade down Main Street on Saturday may want to consider a hearty spaghetti dinner served by the Boy Scouts of Troop 83 before, during or after the parade, which will begin at dusk. the fund-raising dinner will be served at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mannion's Irish Pub and Restaurant will be celebrating its 20th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 2 with a full slate of Irish entertainment including step dancers and bagpipers but the highlight of the night promises to be a "selfie" on every head of Guinness drawn by bartenders between ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Give or take a few pints, Pat Mannion estimates he and his bartenders over the past 20 years have drawn over 350,000 frothy pints of Guinness for their customers. That number is sure to climb,  just as sure as there are rainbows in the skies over the Emerald Isle, when Mannion's ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Village Brewing Company put out the word, set up the beer and food tents and waited for the crowd. The staff had spent months planning and preparing logistics, food and specially-brewed Oktoberfest beer, and at noon Saturday, the first group of revelers checked in and received ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Local entrepreneur and business owner Steven Chiocchi, who opened “Cheech’s Own” coffee house on the corner of Main Street and Division Street earlier this year, is being sued by comedian Steven “Cheech” Marin, who claims the popular coffee shop and its product line are cashing in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - "Ein Bier, Bitte." Translated, that's "One Beer, Please," in German. This time of year, that's a popular phrase in any language as nations around the world celebrate Oktoberfest, the German tradition that's all about beer. Locally, Village Brewing Company will host its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Climate change is threatening the world’s food supply and the risk of supply disruptions is expected to grow as temperatures rise, according to a new United Nations report co-authored by Rutgers human ecology professor Pamela McElwee. So, how would we feed everyone if the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - What better way to celebrate International Beer Day than to venture out to a genuine brewery with some old friends, hoist a few cold ones, reminisce about the good 'ol days while making some new friends? Residents of the Brandywine Living communities in Princeton and Bridgewater ...

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  BOUND BROOK, NJ  ̶  The 2019 Bound Brook Food Truck Festival brings a mobile cornucopia of exotic food to Bound Brook’s Billian Legion Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday July 13th, along with musical entertainment, craft vendors, kids' games and a refreshing beer and sangria ...

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