Food & Drink

May 29, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Westfield, a popular yearly event supporting downtown businesses, went virtual Thursday, becoming “Girls’ Night In” to meet the challenges of social distancing. Along with special promotions from shops and restaurants, there was a livestreamed video ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Farmers market kicked off the season a month early this weekend with online ordering and contact-free pickup. Four produce vendors and one winery took part in the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s first social distancing shopping experience. “The line ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Farmers Market has gone virtual with a combination of online shopping and curbside pickup in keeping with social distancing regulations. It’s about to begin one month earlier than the market typically would. Customers now have the option to purchase and pay for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — While the novel coronavirus has prevented local Girl Scouts from selling their cookies door-to-door this season, sales haven’t stopped altogether. The scouts have created a “virtual cookie booth” to continue making a difference while practicing safe social distancing amid the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hungry and socially distancing due to COVID-19? The following is a listing of establishments in Downtown Westfield providing food delivery options, according to the Downtown Westfield Corporation. Patrons are requested to use online or phone ordering for delivery or curbside ...

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Updated at 8:21 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — Don’t head over to Addams Tavern after 8 p.m., or anywhere for that matter. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that all restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters and casinos would have to close to foot traffic by 8 p.m. and that there will also be an 8 p.m.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There’s a juicy new spot in town. Kings Bowl Café, 331 West Broad St., is open for business. Located in the space formerly occupied by beauty business Jersey Boutique Spa, the café offers juices, smoothies, fruit bowls, oatmeal bowls, avocado toast, salads, coffee and ice cream, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — From insane wings to exquisite oysters and world-class art, Downtown Westfield Corp. has compiled six great things to enjoy among the myriad dining, drinking and entertainment choices in Downtown Westfield. Here they are, in no particular order. 1. Eat at RoosterSpin, 251 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents here may soon be permitted to raise backyard hens, but they shouldn’t scramble to build coops just yet. While raising chickens has become an increasingly popular hobby for consumers seeking organic eggs, the existing regulations in Westfield prohibit keeping live ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Plants block the entryway of the restaurant’s doors, and more greenery in the window is turning brown. A sign on the door states that InnovAsian Taco at 106 Quimby St. is “closed.” And while a logo on the door indicates the eatery participates in the online food delivery service ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A fine French restaurant on North Avenue is one of the best classics in the country. So writes Food & Wine in its report “The Best Classic Restaurants in Every State,” which included Chez Catherine as one of five restaurants from New Jersey for its roundup of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Getting counted in the 2020 Census can have many benefits for the public and key among them, this town’s mayor said, is the possibility of another liquor license. “If we can get another 3,000 [people counted] we get another liquor license for our town,” said Mayor Shelley Brindle ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If you haven’t had the Bloody Mary Oysters at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro, you could be missing out. So says one of the state’s top food critics. NJ Advance Media food critic Peter Genovese listed the Bloody Mary Oysters at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro as number 17 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The online polls are open in the town’s second annual contest of gingerbread building. Eight gingerbread structures are on display at shop fronts throughout the downtown, including a replica of Lion’s Roar Brewery, the Rialto Theatre and one showing a British soldier aiming a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Coming from Staten Island, New York, Vine Ripe renovated a 9,300-square-foot space on North Avenue into a small grocery store that included a fresh meat department, produce, seafood, a bakery and prepared foods in 2015. But that store is no more, owner Frank Bruno said Friday. He ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Local businesses are hoping the public will think big about doing their shopping in the downtown. The Downtown Westfield Corporation, the government entity managing the town’s special improvement district, announced a series of specials throughout the downtown for Shop Small ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Kanika Vij-Bakshi and Simran Bakshi, the recently wedded couple behind Spice Bazaar, have opened their second restaurant in Downtown Westfield. La’Vash Mediterranean Grill at 114 Quimby St. serves kebobs, falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, baklava and other Mediterranean ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Jamie Chavez has something to celebrate. The owner of a popular restaurant in the downtown has gotten governmental approval to convert the basement of his establishment into a party room. Last week, the Planning Board granted an exception to a local requirement for parking ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A final batch of tickets for Westfield's second annual AddamsFest beer garden was snapped up in about four minutes, organizers said on the festival's official Facebook page Thursday night. The town had announced that 1,600 tickets would be sold this year, a nearly 30% increase ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s not the typical service one might expect from a local government. But that doesn’t stop Westfield from hosting an annual beer garden, something that has become so popular that would-be revelers experienced load time issues when logging on to purchase tickets Friday ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Tens of thousands of people flocked to the downtown during FestiFall, an annual street fair held Sunday. With temperatures nearing the 90s, it was not your average day for a fall fair. Lemonade, Italian ices and ice cream were among the popular items consumed at the annual event ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Picking up a meal at Vine Ripe Markets now can also be an opportunity to pick up some vino. Frank Bruno, a partner at Vine Ripe Markets, said the store had longed to be a one-stop-shop for customers putting together dinner, but securing a liquor license proved an elusive ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A high-end sushi restaurant has opened on Elm Street, the latest venture by the owner of two other dining establishments in town. With its outdoor seating included, the restaurant seats 68 people, including space for nine to dine at its sushi bar, J Chun, manager of Buddha Fish, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Now in its 24th season, the Westfield Farmers Market is in full swing every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through October at the North side of the town’s train station. The market is sponsored by Two River Community Bank and run by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A restaurant named after famed cartoonist and town native Charles Addams will run the beer garden at an upcoming festival in that same cartoonist’s honor. The Town Council on Tuesday awarded a bid for Addams Tavern to run the beer garden at the upcoming AddamsFest celebration for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A diarrhea-causing condition linked to fresh basil grown at a single farm in Mexico struck nearly 30 people in Westfield and the municipalities served by its regional health department, local health officials learned this week. Westfield Regional Health Department officials ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The beer and wine garden concession at last year’s AddamsFest — a celebration of town native Charles Addams’ life and his works — was wildly popular, and it is set to return. Bids for the “Beer and Wine Concession at the AddamsFest Scheduled for 2019” closed on July 16, according ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — What’s the best way to finish off a 3.1-mile run through rolling hills and downtown streets? Chow down on pizza, clearly. That’s what runners in Westfield did Wednesday night after they completed the annual 5K & Pizza Extravaganza. Alex Livernois, 22, of Scotch ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – After 33 years at the Westfield Train Station kiosk, Murray Perch celebrated his “last stand” as the Sunnyside News provider. That was in 2016. Since then, the kiosk at the train station has remained boarded up, something set to change following the Town Council’s approval ...

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Updated at 11:51 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — What does it take to make a record-setting pizza pie? It took five gallons of sauce, three pounds of cheese, 40 pounds of dough and nearly 16 hours of work, said Burim Regjaj, the owner of Outta Hand Pizza, who served up slices of a 9-foot by 4-foot ...

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