Food & Drink

KC’s Korner to Host Super Bash

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield’s popular pub destination KC’s Korner is preparing to host multiple festivities for Super Bowl 51 on Sunday night, February 5th. In addition to displaying the big game between the Atlanta Falcons & New England Patriots across their several HD televisions, the bar & restaurant will be holding food and beer specials while also raffling off NFL merchandise and two separate vacation trips.

All the fun is scheduled to begin right around the kickoff time of 6:30pm.

KC’s will once again be featuring an array of wings and other delicious football dishes. “Who would want to be in Houston, when the best wings are here at KC’s.” said Walter Kurilew. “Who cares how many rings Brady has, can he eat 10 of our hot wings?”

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The raffles are sure to get some of the loudest hoots and hollering of the night.

The first trip is for eight nights in Mexico featuring four in Puerto Vallarta and four in Cancun. The second trip that will be raffled off is the “Game Day Giveaway” which features two tickets for adults for three days and two nights to one of 20 destinations to choose from.

KC’s is also set to raffle off four NFL jerseys. Additional giveaways are in the works as well.

KC’s Korner is located on 100 Oak Tree Ave and can be reached at 908-757-5306.

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week: Katherine Vill Softball Pitcher

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North Plainfield’s Kisling, Sajjad Awarded TAPinto Scholarship

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Columns

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Bookmarks

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