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Addams Tavern in Westfield Reopens After Yearlong Closure

December 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – After a court-mandated closure that lasted about a year, the popular restaurant and bar Addams Tavern has reopened.

A state court had ordered the restaurant shut over safety violations, but on Dec. 3 ruled that those violations were no longer to the extent that the establishment needed to remain closed.

On Thursday, Downtown Westfield, the entity managing the ...

Popular Restaurant Addams Tavern in Westfield Readies to Reopen

WESTFIELD, NJ — A popular restaurant in the downtown that has been closed for about a year is preparing to reopen with a new menu and staff.

Denise Telerico, a manager at Addams Tavern, said on Monday the establishment is tentatively anticipated to open Friday but has some preparations to make after its yearlong closure.

While the interior and the exterior of the building appear ...

Judge Gives Addams Tavern in Westfield Green Light to Reopen

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen.

The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday.

“There appear to be remaining issues as to drainage of rainwater and one issue with respect to ADA ...

Upscale Burger Joint Set to Bring Westfield Some ‘Buzz’

WESTFIELD, NJ – A bison burger on a sprouted bun with aged cheddar and turkey bacon is one of many combinations that may be available at an upscale hamburger franchise anticipated to open in the downtown this spring.

Diners will also have the option of imbibing in an adult beverage at the new Bareburger franchise set to open up on Central Avenue in the subdivided space where the ...

Union County’s New Hot Spot: Ava’s Kitchen & Bar

KENILWORTH, NJ — If you haven't heard of Ava’s Kitchen & Bar yet, you will. Attilio Guarino purchased the former Umberto's Clam Bar location in 2017 and transformed what was a dated dive bar into one of New Jersey's most eye-popping gastropubs. 

Around the corner just off the Boulevard in Downtown Kenilworth, the new hot spot features a ...

At Pizzeria in Westfield, Service Comes to Those Who Served

WESTFIELD, NJ – Some 14 veterans turned out at a pizza shop on South Avenue Wednesday night for a quiet dinner provided on the house.

Outta Hand Pizza teamed up with the Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3 in Westfield and community members who donated to the “Pre-Pay A Meal for a Veteran” program.

Burim Regjaj, one of the owners of the pizza shop, thought up the ...


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Ava's Kitchen & Bar Announces Happy Hour Specials

December 12, 2018

Join Ava's this week for our newly announced Happy Hour, which runs Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and late night on Friday and Saturday 11 p.m. to close. 

Monday through Thursday, enjoy $5 select draft beer or Rocktown Vodka mixers and $6 White or Red Blend Wine. For our late night Happy Hour on Fridays and Saturdays, enjoy $5 Pickle ...