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Guitarist Ross Griswold Takes The HAT Tavern Stage Feb. 10


Ross Griswold, singer and guitarist based in North Plainfield, will take to The HAT Tavern stage February 10, from 7 - 10 p.m.

When not playing with area band Root Glen, Ross does acoustic shows at venues all over northern Jersey.  His resonant voice and precise guitar work allow him to do justice to a wide range of songs, from popular standards to “diamond in the rough” songs that listeners rarely get a chance to hear live.

Located in The Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, The HAT Tavern offers an expansive menu that specializes in decadent burgers, tapas, salads and hearty comfort foods with “Jersey Fresh” ingredients, sourced from local farms and produce companies.

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The HAT Tavern was conceived through the vision of south Florida celebrity chef Tony Sindaco and award-winning executive chef Charles Burke in 2011.

Sindaco, former chef and owner of Fort Lauderdale’s critically acclaimed Sunfish Grill, developed a constantly evolving menu for the Hat Tavern, focusing on the perfect “La Frieda” blend hamburger of brisket and short rib, sourced from Creekstone Farms in Kentucky, naturally raised and hormone free, graded USDA Prime Choice.

The enticing menu includes Jersey fries, a decadent dessert selection and a super affordable children’s menu. It also offers an extensive beverage selection with ales from all over the world, Jersey Craft Beer and wines from the most select vineyards.










The casual dining atmosphere of the tavern includes seven flat screen TVs with coverage of nearly every sporting event, tavern style lighting and local artist’s creations on the walls, available for purchase.

The name Hat captures the rich history of the hotel as the original owner’s name HATT was immortalized in brick on the front façade of the hotel. The subsequent owner, real estate magnate, Henry A. Taylor, chopped out one of the T’s to leave his initials – still noticeable today.

The HAT Tavern is the perfect local find.


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Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

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Summit Police Blotter

March 12, 2018

3/3 - Daniel T. Lipkin, 20, of Millington was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage under legal age. Mr. Lipkin was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/3 - Taurino Alday-Benitez, 28, of Summit was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. Alday-Benitez was processed and released with ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Cryptocurrency and Mobile Payment Trends

March 14, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on discussing the trends in mobile payments and cryptocurrencies:

​​​For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

Summit Republicans Host 'Mini-Convention' Mar. 24

The Summit Republican City Committee will be holding its annual 'Mini-Convention' March 24 at Christ Church.


The Mini-Convention' will take place in Lyle Hall, and feature registration and refreshments beginning at 1:30 p.m., with 'Gavel Down' at 2:30 p.m.


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Profit from Recent Volatility with Stock Market Bargains

Markets retreated in February, the worst down month in two years. A record surge in volatility caused several ETFs designed as leveraged bets on low volatility to plunge, with at least one being forced to liquidate and hand its investors a near total loss.

The Causes of February’s Market Retreat

The initial catalyst for the sell off was inflation. The January jobs report showed ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


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I don’t want to be on a first name basis with my refrigerator.


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But in what must be one of the truly great technological oxymorons of our time, the dawn of the ...

Learn a Language @ Your Library

Anyone can learn a language at the Summit Free Public Library!

Did you know that the Summit Library has a subscription to Muzzy Club? Funded by a grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Muzzy Club is an online resource that allows Summit Library cardholders of all ages to learn a new language. Languages in Muzzy Club include British and American English, Spanish, ...