Food & Drink

May 9, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — From locally grown vegetables to prepared soups to vegan cobblers and even wine and spirits, the Westfield Farmer’s Market kicked off its 25th season Saturday with a variety of unique offerings. Operated by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce with the support of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The waiting was the hardest part. Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices & Ice Cream of Westfield opened this weekend, more than a year later than originally anticipated due to the pandemic. A crowd of fans big and small lined up on the corner of Central Avenue and Park Street ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Pretty old homes, lots of parks, downtown shopping, great places to eat, a summertime music festival and more than 300 years of history are reasons out-of-towners should spend the day in Westfield, according to a new article in New Jersey Family. “Stop by the Reeve History & ...

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Trader Joe’s Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips have been voluntarily recalled due to a potential undeclared milk allergen, parent company, Snak King Corporation announced. The recall includes the 9-ounce package with a sell by date of 8/09/21 and 08/10/21. The recalled products were ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Raw beef thawing in a mop-sink, visibly soiled food preparation surfaces and mold on a wall are among the conditions that health officials said have caused them to mandate training for a local restaurant repeatedly cited for health code violations. During a hearing before the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — About five angled parking spaces on Prospect Street have been blocked off by cement barricades covered in navy blue cloth. On Friday, bright orange cones placed in-between the barricades alerted drivers to the cordoned off spots, which will soon become space for outdoor dining ...

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Sheena Collum said she will seek advice from Bob Zuckerman, president of Downtown New Jersey and the Executive Director of Downtown Westfield Corporation. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sheena Collum is a force to be reckoned with when she wants change. She has led the way for integrating affordable housing ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Restaurants here and across New Jersey are among the establishments that will soon be permitted to expand their indoor capacity to 50% — welcome news for the owner of Ferraro’s. The family-run restaurant on Elm Street has 350 seats inside but with indoor dining only permissible ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — Hoagie lovers can rejoice. There’s a new Wawa at 500 North Avenue East in Cranford, the chain of convenience stores announced. To celebrate the grand opening, the Wawa hosted a socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. featuring VIP customers, local officials and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A long awaited nanobrewery in Westfield is open and seeing high demand for its product. Corinne Grant, who along with her husband, Tim, opened Lions Roar Brewing Co. on South Avenue about a week ago, said they are pleased with how it is going. “Outside of some expected ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Japanese restaurant called in front of the board of health to answer for repeat health code violations has since passed inspection. Health Officer Megan Avallone reported that after Nagoya Japanese Restaurant’s board hearing for repeated health inspection failures resulting ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Drew Thompson describes himself as a “big goal setter.” His most recent aim? Taking 1,000 Westfield residents out for a socially distanced coffee and walk through town before the end of 2021. For those of you keeping score, that’s just over 83 meetups each month, or almost three ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield sushi restaurant that has repeatedly failed health department inspections must now submit a plan to the town detailing how the ownership will remedy the violations. Last week, the owner of Nagoya Japanese Restaurant appeared in front of the Westfield Board of Health, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The wait is over for an upscale hamburger restaurant and bar. The Bareburger location at 126 Central Ave. in Westfield is open for business, the chain announced on Instagram. Patrons could be seen dining at the establishment Friday evening. In 2018, Bareburger purchased the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After a brief hiatus due to a change in ownership, Westfield Seafood is back in business. Roberto Bonilla, who has worked in the fish business for 20 years, purchased the business from Vince Bruns, the longtime fish monger at Westfield Seafood. Bruns is retiring but staying on ...

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NEW JERSEY — With the hospitality industry facing unprecedented hardship in the current economic environment, many restaurants are pleading for new revenue streams just to make their businesses sustainable. With municipalities across New Jersey at risk of seeing their downtowns downtrodden by the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — New Jersey’s liquor laws could soon be getting an overhaul, something council members in Westfield offered their unanimous support for Tuesday. Citing an “extreme supply imbalance” caused by the limited number of liquor licenses in town — one per every 3,000 residents — the town ...

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Lily McGuire and Xenia Kobori are editors with the Westfield High School newspaper, Hi’s Eye, where this story first appeared. Click here to view the story in its original format. WESTFIELD, NJ — While some students spent their quarantine watching new shows on Netflix or catching up on sleep, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A popular restaurant and bar on Prospect Street is set to reopen Tuesday following its closure due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. Tim Boyle, co-owner of 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro, said the restaurant had closed Nov. 26 after one employee tested positive for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Display cases at Westfield Seafood that once offered fresh catches were bare on Tuesday as the longtime owner of the fish market on South Avenue West prepared the shop for its biggest sale of all: that of the fish store itself. Vince Bruns is selling the business and retiring ...

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CLARK, NJ — Clark’s Deutscher Club is offering takeout three nights a week. Takeout service is open to the public. The club began offering takeout in mid-April, the club’s manager and chef, Ewald Holinger, told TAPinto Clark. “I cook original German food, authentic German food,” said Holinger, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A popular restaurant and bar in Downtown Westfield has reopened for business following its closure due to an employee’s positive coronavirus test. Addams Tavern was among four establishments in the Harvest Restaurant Group located in Union and Morris counties to temporarily close ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Even though the weather is getting cooler, restaurateurs have warmed up to their parklets, parking spots converted into outdoor dining spaces, and may be able to keep them well into the winter. The Board of Downtown Westfield Corporation, the government entity managing the town’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Addams Tavern is among the Harvest Restaurant Group establishments temporarily closed due to staff members testing positive for COVID-19, its owner said. Roots Steakhouse and The Huntley Taverne in Summit, along with Tabor Road Tavern in Morris Plains are also closed “until ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — 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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 50s-era pink Cadillac under bright blue skies, a banner that boasts “Welcome to Westfield” and the visage of the Woolworth’s that once occupied a space in Downtown Westfield are among the scenes from a time long past coming to life in a new mural at Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A shining chrome exterior, booths and a bar-like countertop, Vicki’s Diner is a quintessential New Jersey diner. And thanks to generosity of its customers, it is here to stay. Helen Rentoulis, 55, along with her husband, Peter, 60, have owned and operated the diner for 21 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A long-awaited restaurant and bar specializing in organic meat is still on track to open, despite coronavirus, the mayor said. Last week, Mayor Shelley Brindle said the owner of the Bareburger franchise conveyed to her that New Jersey’s rules for indoor dining capacity will ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Tickets for Downtown Westfield Corp.’s upcoming “Foodie Stroll” are selling out quickly with nearly half the spots filled up for the upcoming walk, when eateries will offer sample-sized dining and drinking options, the DWC’s executive director said. The DWC is limiting ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For 21 years Vicki’s Diner on East Broad Street has been a staple of Downtown Westfield, and now its customers are hoping to make sure that it stays. When customers learned the diner might not make it through the pandemic, they pitched in with an online fundraiser that as of ...

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