Food & Drink

March 6, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — An Italian restaurant on Elm Street that has been in town for 25 years is closed for good, its owner said. The owner of Theresa’s Restaurant, Robert Scalera, in a letter shared by Downtown Westfield Corporation Tuesday said he is closing the restaurant and moving on to another ...

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EDISON, NJ – Union firefighters took home the People’s Choice Award at the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association 9th Annual “Cooked & Uncorked” festival on Monday night. The Union team dished out smoked whole hog with Grandma Holder’s cheesy green rice and pickled onion ...

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WESTFIELD and NATIONAL -- Trader Joe’s, the popular supermarket featuring organic, vegan and everyday items -- and "Two-Buck Chuck" wines -- has released its 10th annual Customer Choice Awards, a list of favorite products by category.  Overall, the top entree was Mandarin Orange Chicken, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - When the Nutley Irish American Association hosted their annual Christmas party the Cranberry Orange Cookies were the most talked about subject of the evening. Santa was the headliner of the family friendly evening, and even he loved these cookies.  The cookies are a drop cookie ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Bar cookies like Hello Dollies are a great activity for families with younger children, the kids simply layer the assembled and measured ingredients. Aside from chopping nuts and removing hot cookie sheets from the oven, the children can most certainly declare "I did it ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library will be hosting a "Kids in the Kitchen" event for kids ages 6-12. The new cookbook club, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:00, asks kids to make a recipe from one of their featured holiday cookbooks and bring to share.  Cookbooks will be available to check ...

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UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Battle Hill School had a chance at their after-school club on Tuesday to make a treat called Belizean Cream Cheese Dessert. Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said the students first watched a ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Farmers Market, scheduled for every Thursday afternoon from June through October, has been canceled today due to the approaching hurricane and rainy weather. The Market will resume next Thursday with TreeLicious Orchards & Just Made Bakery and many more vendors.

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UNION, NJ -  Union’s famous Galloping Hill Inn is once again the starting point for the 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey. The tour brings a coach bus filled with more than 50 connaisseurs to six eateries around the area.  After the stop at the Galloping Hill Inn, the tour heads over ...

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UNION, NJ - When Juan Fernando Lopez came to the United States from Honduras, he never dreamed that someday he’d own a renowned, successful bakery.  And he never could have imagined that one day he would be a contestant on a television bake-off show. But Lopez, owner of Conca D’Oro Pastry Shop ...

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UNION, NJ – An all-day celebration took place at the Cozy Corner Deli & Caterers on Tuesday, marking the luncheonette’s thirty-year anniversary. “For me, it’s more than a celebration today,” said Peter Celia.  “It’s about people coming in and having a good time.  We want people to feel what ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s annual “Best of” food contest is back, and this year they’re searching for the best empanadas in town. "This contest has become a staple in town and not only does it stimulate our local economy, but it also highlights the unique eateries in town that we take great pride in," ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - People from all over will be coming to Elizabeth this week for one of the city’s most famous festivals of the year, “festa di san Vito”. The 11th Annual festa di san Vito / Peterstown Cultural Festival will be held from July 26 through July 29 in the Peterstown section of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for ...

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UNION, NJ – This week’s Union Farmers Market features the Latin flare of Richie Olivera. Olivera was 12-years-old when he began to play quenas and zamponas at a music program in Lima. The love for music he developed then led him to perform with experienced musicians in the community and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Fast food restaurant owners in Union and elsewhere are being asked by the state to provide information about their use of employee non-compete or “no poach” agreements, documents that "can restrict the ability of workers to obtain a better-paying job with another franchise," according ...

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UNION, NJ – Show off your baking skills and celebrate Jersey peaches! The Township of Union will be hosting a “Jersey Peach Party”, a day dedicated to all things peaches to celebrate Jersey's peach season. A peach contest will be held at the Union Farmers' Market on Thursday, July 12 at 4:00 ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Farmers Market, usually held every Thursday through October, has been canceled for today due to forecasted thunderstorms. The Farmers Market will resume next Thursday, July 5 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. with vendors like, ORT Farms, Soulbowls, Tropical Taste, Empanada Guy and ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s 4th Annual Farmers Market kicked off Thursday afternoon with a variety of produce, food trucks, and even ice cream. Ort Farms, a family owned farm located in Long Valley, is the market’s exclusive farmer.  Ort Farms, brings their famous homegrown corn, tomatoes, vegetables ...

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Make your next gathering one to remember by including a few unique vegetables on the relish tray, as a side dish or for dessert. Your guests will be “wowed” not only because you grew your own ingredients, but because of the unique shape, color or flavor of the vegetables you serve. Create a ...

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UNION, NJ – The Golden Rule Lodge #24 held their annual Fish Fry on Saturday, raising funds for their Community Health Fair in September. Worshipful Master Christopher Bruton said the fish fry is a way to bring the community together and raise money for the health fair.  Bruton, who was ...

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UNION, NJ -- Union's famous Galloping Hill Inn has been named the first stop on the 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey. The motor coach bus tour is organized by Erwin Benz and John Fox, who is one of the country's best known hot dog experts. The event attracts visitors from several ...

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UNION, NJ - The Golden Rule will be hosting their Annual Fish Fry on Saturday, June 2. The event runs from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  The Golden Rule is located at 221 Oswald Place, Vauxhall.  There is a $10 donation per dinner; $6.00 per sandwich.  Dinner includes choice of sides - string beans, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Louiza Poulimenos hears the front door open at "Angie's" and glances over to see who it is. Noticing regulars, she immediately calls over the order to her husband, Jimmy, before the customers settle into a booth. It's the welcoming kind of service Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos have ...

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UNION, NJ - Join in the Union Public Library's Bite Club.  This month for "Around the World in 60 Minutes" prepare a recipe from a country/region of your choice to share with others.   Coffee and tea will be served.  International food trivia will be played for a chance to win some delicious ...

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UNION, NJ - "Vegetables Aren't Boring" is the focus of this month's "Bite Club" session at the Union Public Library. Participants are asked to bring a sweet or savory recipe in which vegetables are a main ingredient.  Megan Hewitt, PhD, of Union ShopRite, will discuss how to incorporate more ...

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