Food & Drink

October 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and former Somerset County deputy clerk, will try her hand at mixing drinks behind the bar at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Wednesday night to help raise money for a mural project in downtown ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Those who know Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, and those who work with him on the board of the Downtown Somerville Alliance, would not have been surprised Friday afternoon to see him walking up and down Main Street handing out postcards advertising ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – With a tip of the hat to the secretive "speakeasys" of the underground Prohibition era, Cheech's Own Coffee Company opened its doors Thursday night at 37 West Main Street to a select few – those who had diligently followed clues provided by owner Steven “Cheech” Chiocchi on social ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5. The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Despite forecasts of rain this weekend, the annual Craft Beer Fest presented by Project P.U.B and Tapastre restaurant will be held rain or shine. The outdoor festival, which features dozens of craft beers from breweries throughout New Jersey and beyond, is scheduled for ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Land Trust’s upcoming Conservation Conversation program offers both food for thought and thoughts on food. The program “What’s the Future of Local Food?” spotlights the rapid changes to local food systems in recent years. From restaurants, Farmers’ Markets and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Close to 400 guests attended the 26th Annual Taste of Somerset fundraiser benefiting the PeopleCare Center at the Palace at Somerset Park Monday night. "Taste of Somerset is the original tasting event in Somerset County and the longest running with widespread benefits - to the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Farmers Market, scheduled to resume operations on Grove Street for its ninth season June 7, will not open this year. “You need more than one farmer to operate a legitimate farmers’ market,” said Jay Scott, who is the head of the eight-member volunteer committee ...

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    HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The weekly Farmers Market at Duke Farms returns on Sunday, May 6, with more than two dozen vendors expected for the opening and throughout the summer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every week, rain or shine. The market will close for the season Oct. 28. The Sunday Farmers ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The organizers of Downtown Somerville Restaurant Week concede it’s  an idea that is long overdue, so they’re rolling out the welcome mat, setting their tables, and offering a Prix Fixe menu certain to appeal to customers old and new. Beginning Monday, March 19 and running ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ -  An education session on a program shown to treat and even reverse heart disease will be part of a dinner to be held in Clinton March 14. The Dr. Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease is nationally recognized through the results of more than 25 years of peer-reviewed, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Grape Expectations, recognized as the oldest “Make Your Own Wine” establishment in Somerset County, will host wine tastings the next two weekends for those curious about wines made from grapes harvested in South Africa and Chile in South America. Tastings are scheduled ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Disillusioned with the grind that comes with being an attorney, David Delinko has gotten a fresh start, preparing and serving fresh salads to customers at the Salad House, which celebrated its Grand Opening Friday, Feb. 2. The owner of Somerville's newest restaurant, located at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – There are a limited number of tickets available for the first annual Holiday Spirits Pub Crawl on Saturday, Dec. 16, with stops at four bars and restaurants in the downtown area. “We expect everyone to come dressed up as their favorite holiday characters, or sporting their worst ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County's first microbrewery will be the centerpiece of a restaurant, taproom, and entertainment emporium that will open in downtown Somerville at the former location of the Somerville Antiques Center, which had taken over the space of the former Woolworth's department ...

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