Food & Drink

October 11, 2018

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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UNION, NJ – The 2nd Annual Ultimate Pizza Night had attendees sampling pizzas from eleven local eateries before choosing their favorite…. It was Glendale Pizzeria, who took home first place at the event, sponsored by the Township of Union Education Foundation. More than 120 people attended ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union family, whose young daughter faces multiple hospitalizations and surgeries, will be the recipient of this year’s “Taste of Union” event to be held on Thursday, April 19.  The “Taste of Union” annually showcases local restaurants and food vendors to benefit an individual or ...

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UNION, NJ – Everyone loves a good diner, especially here in New Jersey, recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World”.  On Sunday, March 18, the Union Township Historical Society will host Michael Gabriele for a program on his book, The History of Diners in New Jersey. Gabriele’s book tells ...

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EDISON, NJ – It was the lamb chops that earned Union firefighters a first place win for the People’s Choice Award at the 8th Annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival at the Pines Manor in Edison Monday evening. Twenty five New Jersey fire departments showed up ready to compete and show ...

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JACKSON, NJ — As the mother of 2-year-old twin boys, Melinda Goetz has to manage her time wisely. She’s found two cookie recipes that not only are quick and easy to whip up — about 30 minutes for each batch — but they fly off the plate as soon as they’re cool enough for young Nicholas and Jonathan ...

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Molasses Cookies by Debbie Mikijanic Ingredients ¾ c margarine, softened ​​​½ teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar​​​ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg ​​​​​½ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ cup molasses​​​​½ ground ginger 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour​​ 2 teaspoons baking soda ​​½ cup ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Peanut Butter Snowballs are fun and easy to make. This delicious treat has become a holiday favorite in our house. Our little one loves to help make them for Santa on Christmas Eve.  We like to use creamy peanut butter, but if you prefer more texture, use chunky peanut ...

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BATAVIA, IL - ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging. ALDI has removed the affected product from its stores. The affected product is a 5.29 oz. chocolate bar with brown and red ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Preparing food together can really bring the family together and get everyone off of their screens, but those perfectly shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread characters require a little more skill and attention when all we want to do is get together as a family. Enter "The Classic ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Back in the 1990's I discovered Caprial Pence on PBS. She has owned a few restaurants, was honored by the James Beard Foundation, and has authored several cookbooks including American Bistro Fare. One of my favourite American Bistro Fare recipes, and one that I have made several ...

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