Food & Drink

December 30, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Fat Cactus Cantina, a downtown dining destination for those hungry for Mexican food and drinks with a twist, has been cited by state attorney general’s office for violating COVID-19-related executive orders. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s office on Wednesday announced it ...

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    WARREN, NJ — A Warren chef will be competing on Food Network's show Chopped for a chance to win $10,000. The episode is set to air at 9 p.m. on Tuesday on the Food Network where Joseph Gramaglia of Saly G's Restaurant & Tavern in Warren will compete against three other ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the recent towing of cars at the former Bank of America lot behind Prestige Diner in New Providence, a community discussion ensued with close to 300 comments posted to the New Providence and Berkeley Heights Facebook forums to expose and warn the community. The cars ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Although the holidays may be smaller and a little different this year, don't let those memories be soured by getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding everyone to "say no to raw dough". When you prepare homemade dough for cookies, cakes, and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Old Man Rafferty’s, a downtown restaurant that has served savory French onion soup and overstuffed reubens to generations of theatergoers, Rutgers students and Johnson & Johnson’s workers, has closed its doors. Owner Mark Jakuboski said the landmark restaurant on Albany ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Old Man Rafferty’s, a downtown restaurant that has served savory French onion soup and overstuffed reubens to generations of theatergoers, Rutgers students and Johnson & Johnson’s workers, has closed its doors. Owner Mark Jakuboski said the landmark restaurant on Albany ...

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NEW JERSEY- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Nestle Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals for “possible extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.” The baked chicken meals were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 with a “Best Before” date of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The owner of a popular downtown bar and restaurant has been slapped with a penalty for violating Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID-19-related executive orders. Adam Zebib, who has owned the George Street Ale House for 11 years, is facing a 25-day suspension of the bar’s liquor ...

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East Brunswick, NJ (December 2020) – Not even a global pandemic can stop Chef David Burke from creating new exhilarating dining experiences. Orchard Park by David Burke is his latest masterpiece, located in the new equally fabulous Chateau Grande Hotel on the 15-acre campus of Park Chateau Estate ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Shut down for two-plus weeks due to multiple positive COVID-19 cases among its staff, Roots Steakhouse in Summit is set to reopen November 28. Harvest Restaurant Group Owner / CEO Chip Grabowski confirmed via email to TAPinto Summit that the restaurant will, indeed, reopen for business ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Harvest Restaurant Group of Morris Plains -- which operates 14 dining establishments in New Jersey, including Roots Steakhouse in Summit -- is getting grilled on social media over the way some claim it has handled a COVID-19 outbreak that caused the two-week closure of four of their ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit and the Westfield Regional Health Department have issued the following guidance regarding the COVID-19 outbreak at Roots Steakhouse in Summit. Multiple employees at the restaurant have tested positive for the virus and the establishment closed on November 12. The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights is closed for business for an undetermined period of time beginning today because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant let its patrons know of the closing by posting a message on Facebook. The employee "was in ...

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UNION, NJ – The Chick-fil-A on Route 22 in Union has been ordered to close its drive-through until further notice. In a lawsuit brought against the Chick-fil-A by its neighbor Pita Shack, LLC, a temporary restraining order has been put into place against the fast food restaurant, which “may be ...

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NEW JERSEY — A significant set of COVID-19 rollbacks will take effect in New Jersey starting Thursday in the form of indoor dining curfews and ban on interstate indoor youth sports travel. After weeks of high case figures, Gov. Phil Murphy affirmed Monday that “the second wave is here.” The ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee, in conjunction with the Warren Township OEM and the Police Department, is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive to support the Feeding Hands Pantry. A collection box will be located in the Warren Town Hall on the lower level in front of the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The weather outside is going to be beautiful this weekend. Food lovers can continue to dine outdoors in Morristown through December 31, 2020. Restaurants were told by the town administrator that outdoor dining in Morristown has been extended until December 31. The order was ...

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NEW JERSEY - Whole Foods Market has announced that select prepared Macaroni & Cheese products are being recalled because they may contain undeclared egg. The affected products were sold in stores in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. People who have an allergy ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever.  "I'm ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Colonia native Kelli Capurso, 23, was, like any bride, looking forward to her wedding reception. She married her husband, Anthony, in August 2019, but postponed her reception until 2020 until after he returned from his deployment with the Marines. COVID put a wrench into their ...

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NEW JERSEY — Bar and restaurant owners across New Jersey will be able to toast this week to the latest expansion on liquor license permits - initially triggered to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic while serving outdoors.  “For many of our residents having the ability to serve ...

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Make your meals just a bit more special with homegrown garnishes.  You invest time and money growing, purchasing, and preparing quality ingredients. But do not stop there.  Add a nutritional and decorative flair as you plate your meal by adding a garnish of homegrown herbs.  Parsley is a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Winter Farmers Market, presented by Grow it Green Morristown will soon open for the 2020-2021 season. It will have the same great products but will have a new location this year due to the pandemic. This year the market will move outdoors to the upper parking deck at ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus approved of Chatham Township's amended plan to put 62 affordable housing units at 522 Southern Boulevard, the site of the now-closed Charlie Brown's, in the completion of a fairness hearing held Thursday morning. The virtual meeting was conducted ...

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WATCHUNG,  NJ  -- The Watchung PTO’s Food Truck Fridays continues with its family-friendly event this Friday, September 4. The vendors for the Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser, held rain or shine at Bayberry School, 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, NJ, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, will be ​Angry Archies, ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s much-anticipated wait for indoor dining looks to be over and just in time for Labor Day. On Friday after nearly five months, restaurants will once again be able to serve indoors while following coronavirus limits, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his press briefing ...

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New Jersey: According to Governor Murphy, "Restaurants statewide will be able to open for indoor dining beginning this FRIDAY at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables." "Reopening responsibly will help us restore one of our state’s key industries while continuing to make ...

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NEW JERSEY – Ready to sit down in your favorite steakhouse or sub shop, sushi bar or seafood restaurant? Your wait could end before Labor Day. New Jersey bars and restaurants will be allowed to reopen for indoor dining with restrictions Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced this morning. Bars ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Santaan’s Ice Cream founded by four Watchung teen entrepreneurs join the family-friendly food truck fun continuing in Watchung this Friday, August 28. The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, announced both new and returning vendors for its Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Hungry? The food truck experience grows this Friday, Aug. 21 as the Watchung Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, announces four authentic award-winning vendors for its Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser, held at Bayberry School, 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, from 4 to 8 pm, rain or ...

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