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Food & Drink

September 14, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's been several weeks since Mayor Shawn Lipani set off on a tour of township restaurants, making at least 20 stops to sample the best the house has to offer. He made his final stop on the tour Wednesday at Mama Fanti's Italian Restaurant on Route 206, located in the space ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy posed for an impromptu photo during his visit to the township last week to help promote Hillsborough's Restaurant Week Sept. 27-Oct. 2. Murphy's agenda included an assessment and update on the state's progress recovering from the devastating impact of Tropical ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jerseyans will soon be able to have alcoholic beverages — including to-go drinks from restaurants — delivered to them by third-party services like DoorDash, Instacart and Amazon Flex. “This is a game changer for New Jersey’s alcoholic beverage industry and a tremendous ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024. "There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The inaugural Cusick's Charity Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, June 11 is offering a "Giants Experience" to the winning team, with end zone seats 20 rows up from the field, parking pass and a tailgate beverage and food package. Competition begins at 1 p.m. Tickets to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – After 15 years of work, a couple of Rutgers researchers are enjoying the fruits of their labor: a new strawberry. Bred for its flavorful fruit, Rutgers D’Light has a unique shape – a Christmas light - that makes it the ideal strawberry for dipping in chocolate, according to ...

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HIGHTSTOWN, NJ — Making sure no one goes hungry, while keeping restaurants afloat.  It started with the creation of Soup Kitchen 411 in 2016, which has since become the top-rated hunger awareness charity that connects people in need to free meals near them. Chairman and Co-Founder Ken DeRoberts ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Would you like your favorite cocktail delivered right to your home?  It may be possible under a pair of new laws being pushed by State Senators Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) to make a temporary law permanent to allow certain alcoholic beverage ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Mayor Zachary Bray declared Friday as DeLucia’s Brick Oven Pizza Day throughout the borough of Raritan. After 100 years in business, DeLucia’s received national attention when Barstool Sports pizza review host Dave Portnoy rated DeLucia’s pizza a 9.4 out of 10, an ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Okay, I'll admit it. I grew up hating Irish soda bread. Too dry. Not good toasted. Weird shape. People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests. I made sure that everyone had some to take home. Oy, such a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Though he was eliminated from the competition in Week Three of the Food Network's "Kids' Baking Championship," 8-year-old Ben Steinhauser returned home a winner, with the Township Committee awarding the Woodfern School third-grader a proclamation celebrating his high-profile ...

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CARLSTADT, NJ - It’s no secret New Jerseyans take their pizza seriously.  Take one look at Gov. Murphy’s Twitter page, and you’ll see he is currently embroiled in a tongue-in-cheek social media battle with Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont over which state has the best slice. Ask anyone on the ...

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EDISON, NJ - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, the Food Network show hosted by Guy Fieri is coming to Edison's Skylark diner to film an episode of the popular TV show.  The show is coming back to the Skylark where it visited the diner one year after it opened.  The episode will be featured on the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Jams by Kim has earned fans during the summer months at the Duke Farms outdoor farmers' market and throughout New Jersey for its creative artisanal jams and has now been recognized with a national award for its Peach and Ginger jam by the Good Food Foundation.  Kim Osterhoudt, ...

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RARITAN, NJ - DeLucia's Brick Oven Pizza, on First Avenue in Raritan, has achieved a status few pizza places can claim – an almost perfect rating from Barstool founder David Portnoy. Portnoy reviews pizza places around the United States for his show, and, in his review, dared to say that the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's most famous 8-year-old pastry chef was eliminated from The Food Network's "Kids Baking Championship" Monday night, with the judges disappointed by his blueberry jam, which had the consistency of syrup. The sweet concoction was deemed unsuitable as a key ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The judges were not overly fond of his culinary creations - a concoction of pretzels, potato chips, strawberries and M&M candies drizzled with chocolate, and paprika-flavored popcorn, but chef Benjamin Steinhauser squeaked by in Monday night's Kids Baking Championship, a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Perhaps a bit unusual, but true - a Christmas wish list that does not include toys or videos. Instead, Benjamin Steinhauser, a third-grader at the Woodfern Elementary School, would prefer a set of mixing bowls, stainless-steel wiskers or a multi-speed electric mixer with all ...

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