Food & Drink

September 20, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chef Ravi has combined some delicious ingredients to make an autumnal feast of well-seasoned salmon and rice.  A soothing, slow recipe for some comfort food. Try something new!

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Indian saag is a curry of cooked mustard or similar 'bitter' greens (kale, collards, turnip greens), and spinach or similar mild greens (chard, bok choy, beet greens). Any combination of greens works. Use more spices and peppers for hot saag, or less for mild in this tempting ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Chef Ravi is tackling eggplant this time, a vegetable that is just now in season in Central New Jersey.  Here is a recipe that forgoes lots of breading and red sauce and relies on the delicious taste derived from roasting and sauteing summer veggies. Like our moms and ...

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CENTRAL NEW JERSEY - Hey, let's own our status, CJ residents!  We have some majorly great Indian food here in the heart of the Garden State.  Food from "El Pueblo" in Mexico, too. Here's today's recipe from Chef Ravi for "Chilaquiles Verdes in Salsa Verde," a luncheon dish of mild, creamy ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Local chef and scientist Ravi Kalyanaraman has turned his love of cooking into a pandemic pastime by serving up tasty videos of the preparation of delicious food - mostly from South Asia - and sharing them online. This week's recipe is for Methi Paneer Curry, featuring ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In this time of increased food insecurity, Middlesex County is proud to introduce the Share Your Foodways program: a way to create delicious, culturally distinct dishes from ingredients available at local food pantries. All the dishes featured in the program are easy to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following Governor Phil Murphy’s cancelation of a dining reopening in New Jersey, many local restaurants are unhappy with their current circumstances. Indoor dining would have resumed Thursday, July 2, with restaurants having been allowed to operate at 25% of their normal ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy surprised restaurant owners who had been preparing for the return of indoor dining on Thursday, July 2, by announcing just four days before that indoor seating would be delayed indefinitely.  Having spent money ordering food, retraining workers, and purchasing ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on July 2, Governor Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that he will delay the reopening. “After coronavirus spikes in other states driven by, in part, the return of indoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Coronavirus restrictions in place since mid-March continue to be peeled back amid Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan, and the state's efforts to combat the disease are proving so successful that New Jersey is one of four states in line to contain it, Governor Phil Murphy ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Following a vote by Asbury Park city council to allow restaurants to serve patrons indoors this week, the state has filed suit against the municipality to stop the violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order in its tracks.  While New Jersey’s transmission rates continue to show ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – City restaurants are preparing to welcome back customers after three months of pandemic-imposed takeout and delivery service. Now the state has given the OK for outdoor dining to commence on June 15, restaurants are looking forward to serving up lunches, dinners and some ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – City restaurants are preparing to welcome back customers after three months of pandemic-imposed takeout and delivery service. Now the state has given the OK for outdoor dining to commence on June 15, restaurants are looking forward to serving up lunches, dinners and some ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a new municipal measure, restaurant owners will be able to promote social distancing as well as serve more patrons, providing a needed boost of customers to the township’s restaurants and bars.  This week, the East Brunswick Township Council approved a measure introduced ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Sangeetha Rai and Pinky Shah decided back in April that they needed to do something to give local restaurants a boost and help those struggling financially because of the coronavirus shutdown. Their "Dinner is on Us" initiative was born. Rai and Shah partnered with Gennaros and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Mayor Charles Carley announced “South Brunswick Restaurant Week” to encourage support for local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This appreciation event will run from Thursday, May 7th, to Sunday, May 9th. Reminder - sunday, May 9 is Mother's ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  South Brunswick Township has created a new website where residents can find all information on local restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores and convenient stores during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is part of the township's “Moving Forward Initiative,” according to a press ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The South Brunswick Police Department has release a list of all the eateries who are still opened and are providing pick up and delivery services. This list will be edited as the list changes   Capriccio Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant Located in: Liberty ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - How does a family have a Passover Seder, usually a big event with a sumptuous table, games for kids, shared readings, and lots of sweet wine, when practicing social distancing?  Most of us are at home now, in small family groups, by ourselves, or alone during this festival.  ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Old guys were wandering around Stop&Shop this morning during OPT (Old People's Time) which runs from 6:00 to 7:30 am.  They looked a bit panicked, showing distressed eyes above their masks.  Not all the agita was caused by the fear of contracting COVID-19 from a cantaloupe, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department has released a list of all the eateries that remain open and are providing pick up and delivery services. This list will be updated:   Capriccio Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant Located in: Liberty Mall Address: 485 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The following local supermarkets have issued some changes of hours and some limitations of supply due to the impact of COVID-19.  Here is the most recent information regarding the status of stores in and near East Brunswick. Stop&Shop of East Brunswick:  Hours 7:30 am to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A long-time community supporter, especially here in East Brunswick, the Stop & Shop grocery store has organized it schedule to provide for support of older Americans during the time in which we are all impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: "In order to allow more time for ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Not unexpectedly, Food Network Chopped Sweets winner Joe Murphy of Scotch Plains says his phone has been constantly ringing since the conclusion of the show, which aired on Monday, Feb. 24. On the other end of the phone were friends calling to congratulate him and to ask about ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tune in to the Food Network channel Monday night. Feb. 10th at 8 p.m. and you'll see Olivia Altidor, an eighth-grader at Hillsborough Middle School, in front of the camera with other Girl Scouts as bakers whip up desserts made with Girl Scout cookies. You'll see her working ...

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KINGSTON, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is inviting residents to come out and celebrate National Pizza Day on Monday, February 10 at Tino's Artisan Pizza Company from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All South Brunswick residents can enjoy a free slice courtesy of Tino's and get to meet and chat with ...

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