SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In an effort to enforce social distancing and reduce the spread of the coronavirus, all restaurants and bars in New Jersey must shut down, effective 8 p.m. today; take out service only will still be available. 

“We will remain open our regular hours for anyone who wishes to call in and pick up food. Additionally, packaged/sealed beer, wine, and liquor can also be purchased," said Walter Kurilew, owner of KC’s Korner, noting that the Oak Tree Avenue restaurant and bar will offer both its regular menu and, through Tuesday – St. Patrick’s Day – will also continue to serve up a selection of Irish dishes.

Irish-themed entrées include Corned Beef and Cabbage, Sheppard’s Pie, beer-battered fish and chips, braised lamb shank, and pot roast with Guinness gravy. There is also a ‘Little Leprechaun’ kids menu as well as a Finnegan’s Stew starter and such specialty sandwiches as a Paddy’s pub burger, hot corned beef on rye, a Dublin club, and a corned beef Ruben. 

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In addition, KC’s will offer its daily menu featuring over a dozen appetizers, a variety of burgers and pizzas, fish, chicken and steak dinners, sandwiches, smoked dishes, and wraps along with salads, homemade soups, chili and kids meals. 

“This is a challenging time, and we want all our patrons to know that every effort is being made to ensure our establishment is clean and sanitized and that all precautionary measures are being taken,” Kurilew. “We are dedicated to remaining open and continuing to provide quality food on a takeout basis.”

On Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that gatherings of 50 people or more – with the exception of businesses and schools – should not take place for the next eight weeks. On the morning of March 16, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to announce that as of 8 p.m. that day, all restaurants, bars, casinos, movie theaters, and gyms would need to close until further notice; additionally, that same afternoon, all nail and hair salons were also ordered to close their doors. 

 Murphy, in attempt to reduce the spread of the disease, has also recommended a statewide curfew to the Garden States 9 million residents, urging them not to leave their homes from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Everyone needs to stay in and be safe,” said the New Jersey governor. “…In short of shutting the entire state down, clipping establishments by a number of hours each night…will have a meaningful, positive outcome in terms of social distancing.

For more information, call (908) 757-5306 or visit; you can also follow KC’s on Facebook ( and Instagram ( 

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