Food & Drink

November 18, 2018

Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried ...

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PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University. Visitors picked their own apples ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanillamore is celebrating their first anniversary as a part of the vibrant Montclair restaurant scene this November. Vanillamore Owner and Chef Risa Magid Boyer speaks about coming to Montclair, working with other business owners in town, and giving back to the community through ...

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Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a combination of warm spices originally blended to create the spice blend for pumpkin pie. From time to time a “food journalist” will get their knickers in a twist and write ad nauseam about the final product not containing any pumpkin. ARGH! Keep in mind ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.    “As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm will celebrate Farm Day on August 11 from 12 to 3 p.m., featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, lawn games and more. The Cedar Grove Historical Society's Farm Day celebration includes a chef's cooking demonstration using the farm's fresh produce and tours of the ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The 'Jersey Freshcipes' contest is the hottest thing in the kitchen this summer. TAPinto caught up with contest winner Melissa Raho of Behind the Plates.who served up Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime. Corn is at its peak in the Garden State from around the ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's almost farmers market time, with the Maplewood Farmers Market started its 24th year on Monday, June 4, and the South Orange Farmers Market kicked off its 27th season on Wednesday, June 6. MAPLEWOOD FARMERS MARKET - EVERY MONDAY The Maplewood market is ...

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WASHINGTON, — For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this upcoming weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - It was an evening of delicious Cuban food and specialty drinks as Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new location in Totowa.  Jeff Melnikoff, owner of Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, welcomed Totowa Mayor ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Two Belmar specialty eateries have made the national food-hopping map. Coney Waffle Ice Cream and Sweet Shop on Ocean Avenue and Hoagitos in Belmar Plaza are featured this month on television shows touting what makes them stand out from the rest. The over-the-top ice cream creations ...

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VERONA, NJ - On Friday, March 23 from 5:30-7 pm, Holy Spirit Verona will host a Fish (or Chicken) and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Restaurant of Kearny) with the proceeds to benefit the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  For reservations email office@holyspiritverona.org or call (973) ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona High School Spanish Club will celebrate the many diverse cultures of Latin America and Spain on Friday at VHS. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with an opening ceremony in the auditorium featuring Spanish poetry. At 6:45 p.m., professional Flamenco dancers will perform.  ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison’s Pines Manor was transformed into a firehouse kitchen on Monday as teams from 24 professional fire departments across New Jersey showed off their cooking skills at the NJ FMBA’s eighth annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival. The event, which raised over $50,000 ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Dave and Busters at Williowbrook Mall opens February 14. TAPinto got an invitation-only preview of Dave and Buster's Willowbrook Mall location with a chance to play games and indulge in food and drink. This location is the second to open in the Garden State and the 109th to open in the ...

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VERONA, NJ - A 10-year-old chef is cooking up a little magic in Verona, or should we call it “Saucery?”   A “foodie” since birth, Connor Barshay has a sophisticated palate for one so young, with a love for salty, sour and savory flavors -- preferring pickles, olives and cheeses over cake, candy ...

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Fanwood Grille’s Soups Voted Best in New Jersey by National Food Website The Daily Meal Ranking lists new eatery with some of the country’s most famous restaurants FANWOOD, NJ – National food website, The Daily Meal, which has released its list of Best Soups in Every State, has chosen the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police and fire departments responded to Del Monico Restaurant located at 505 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, on Jan. 11 on a report of fire. According to reports, decorative ivy on the exterior of the building caught fire.  Restaurant employees were able to extinguish ...

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TOTOWA, NJ -  The Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hockey team is holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's located at 465 Rt. 46 West, Totowa on Jan. 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $12 a person and include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverage (coffee, juice, soda or tea.)  To purchase ...

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NEW YORK, NY — Livingston seventh grader Soleil Thomas, the 12-year-old baker being featured on Season 4 of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” will advance to the Top 11 after making it through her first challenge on Monday’s season premiere. Twelve of America’s best young bakers are ...

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NEW YORK, NY — After a nationwide search for contenders for Season 4 of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” Livingston seventh grader Soleil Thomas, 12, was selected to compete for $25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion. She will be one of eight ...

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WARREN, NJ — Pecan fingers are made by our family only at Christmastime. Be sure to dip them in confectioners' sugar once while they are hot, and then sift more sugar over them again when they are cool. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 2 cups all-purpose ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Dave & Busters at Willowbrook Mall has announced that it will open on Feb. 16. The arcade/restaurant chain is currently hiring for all positions. It will be the second Dave & Busters location to open in New Jersey. The Woodbridge location opened last month. Dave & ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The most wonderful time of the year is already here. Some of us stay home for the holidays; others travel to visit relatives or friends. Regardless of the destination, one thing that does not change is that food is always part of the celebration. The U.S. Department of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Diners heading to dinner at Livingston’s Porto by Antonio over the weekend were taken aback when they saw that the mural on the rear wall of the building (located at 471 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Route 10) had been painted over in white. Fans of the artwork took to Facebook and ...

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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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Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it. He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan ...

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