Food & Drink

May 5, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Beginning Friday, May 7, indoor bar seating across New Jersey may resume, with some restrictions, and, in the coming weeks, capacity limits for indoor dining will be lifted. On a local level, these relaxed restrictions come as very good news to Walter Kurilew, owner of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Katie Stilo, a culinary producer/food stylist for NBC's TODAY show and native of South Plainfield, is joining forces with Clark-based MozzArepas to provide her much-sought after desserts to the residents of the Garden State.  Beginning this Thursday, April 29, Stilo's ...

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NEW JERSEY — It’s Kohlrabi season in the Garden State, and if you don’t know what that means, well, you’re not alone. The bulbous, cruciferous vegetable isn’t the state’s best-known crop, but once you’ve added it to your repertoire, you’ll be glad you did. Kohlrabi comes in two colors — green ...

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Panera at Home Lobster Bisque has been voluntarily recalled due to an undeclared egg allergen, announced Blount Fine Foods. This item is only sold in refrigerated cases in the deli department of grocery-retail stores; it is not sold at any Panera bakery-cafe, they stated. The recall is limited ...

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South Plainfield Elks #2298 will be hosting their annual Mother's Day Breakfast "TO GO" this year due to the pandemic. The Drive-Up event is hosted by the Past Exalted Rulers and will be held on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 9th, 2021. Drive-up Hours will be 8:00am - 12 Noon.  The cost of the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The official start of summer may still be a few months away, but, at KC's Korner Restaurant and Tavern – The Norman House (est. 1890), al fresco dining is back. Last week, the Oak Tree Avenue establishment officially welcomed patrons pack to its outdoor patio.  According ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Amanda Bonnell, a resident of South Plainfield since 2015, is among hundreds of men and women from around the globe competing in an online competition to be named Favorite Chef.  Over the past month, Bonnell has defeated between 25 and 50 others to win both the 'Top 15' ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Earlier this month, KC's Korner Restaurant and Tavern – The Norman House (est. 1890) launched a 'new and improved' website featuring updated photos, current food and drink menus, hours of operations, and more. Additionally, owner Walter Kurilew has been busy putting the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Lifelong Fanwood resident and the catering genius behind Savory Selections in downtown Scotch Plains has made it to the semi-final round of the Favorite Chef competition.  Chefs from around the globe are competing in this online competition to be named the world's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Frank Tumulty was a schoolteacher with a wife and three young children when he decided to pursue his dream of opening a pub in the Hub City where Rutgers students could go on date nights, families could gather for dinner and urban professionals could unwind with a drink or ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When the pandemic shutdown production of The Today Show, Katie Stilo, a culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC series, set out to adapt to a new 'normal.' In an effort to keep busy, Stilo turned her parents South Plainfield, NJ kitchen into a TV studio and, over the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Indoor dining capacity restrictions increase, ever so slightly, this weekend and Walter Kurilew, owner of KC's Korner – the Norman House, is eager to welcome patrons in for the Big Game.  "Super Bowl Sunday is always one of our busiest days, and we are looking forward to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When the pandemic shutdown production of The Today Show, Katie Stilo, a culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC series, set out to adapt to a new 'normal.' In an effort to keep busy, Stilo turned her parents South Plainfield, NJ kitchen into a TV studio and, over the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Fat Cactus Cantina, a downtown dining destination for those hungry for Mexican food and drinks with a twist, has been cited by state attorney general’s office for violating COVID-19-related executive orders. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s office on Wednesday announced it ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Although the holidays may be smaller and a little different this year, don't let those memories be soured by getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding everyone to "say no to raw dough". When you prepare homemade dough for cookies, cakes, and ...

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This holiday season, try something a bit nontraditional, something a little sweet and savory to accompany either turkey or ham on your holiday table: cranberry chutney, a condiment that punches up a seasonal local ingredient with some South Asian flair. Chutney is made from fruits, vegetables ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – After only three months, Chick-fil-A, located at 4801 Stelton Road, has become South Plainfield’s newest hot spot. Chick-fil-A offers an extensive menu with a variety of catering options available for delivery or pick up for any occasion. Officially opening on August 27, the new ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At KC's Korner – the Norman House in South Plainfield, owner Walter Kurilew is the first to step up – whether it be clearing off tables, wiping down the bar, or even serving up orders – and lend a hand.  "In this particular business, it is not uncommon to wear many ...

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NEW JERSEY — A significant set of COVID-19 rollbacks will take effect in New Jersey starting Thursday in the form of indoor dining curfews and ban on interstate indoor youth sports travel. After weeks of high case figures, Gov. Phil Murphy affirmed Monday that “the second wave is here.” The ...

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NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn. From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – El Toro Loco, located at 4701 Stelton Road, officially has a new owner. Executive Chef David Herrera took over ownership of the restaurant on September 25. The restaurant adjacent to Holiday Inn on Stelton Road was once a Ruby Tuesdays and became El Toro Loco in 2018, however, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Since the pandemic shutdown production of most television series, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo, a culinary producer and food stylist for the Today Show, has been adjusting to a new 'normal' of working outside of the Manhattan studio while also finding new ways to put ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For a limited time, KC’s Korner – the Norman House will be serving up traditional German food and drink specials in celebration of Oktoberfest.  “Nobody in town does Oktoberfest like we do," said KC's owner Walter Kurilew, whose parents, prior to immigrating to the United ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The smoky aroma of barbecue wafting through South Plainfield is from the town’s newest restaurant, Boss Hog, located at 13 South Plainfield Avenue.  The restaurant that serves authentic southern barbecue opened on August 5 and was well-received.  On September 19, the South ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On Monday, Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey restaurants will be allowed to reopen for indoor dining, effective 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4. For Walter Kurilew, owner of KC's Korrner - the Norman House in South Plainfield, the announcement is one he has been eagerly ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The long-awaited grand opening of the South Plainfield Chick-fil-A, located at 4801 Stelton Road, took place at the crack of dawn on August 27.  Patrons are now able to order ahead of time on the mobile app for pick up or make their way through the double drive-thru to order ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – After months of anticipation, the grand opening of the South Plainfield Chick-fil-A restaurant is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 27.  Construction of the 5,000 square foot restaurant began in late November 2019.  Located at 4801 Stelton Road in South Plainfield, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center staff was determined to hold their annual picnic this year, and on July 22, the smell of burgers and hot dogs on the grill filled the air along with patriotic music for the Senior Center Drive Thru Cookout.  Over 125 seniors turned into the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center will host a cookout for members on July 22 between 12:30p.m. and 1:30p.m.  The grill will be fired up and those who attend will have the choice of a hamburger, hot dog or veggie burger meal along with drinks and sides.  Seniors can drive up to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. 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 PPE ...

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