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Food & Drink

April 21, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — A bakery, a Mexican restaurant, a Middle Eastern restaurant and a lifestyle products store are among the businesses coming to the downtown, Downtown Westfield Corporation announced. In a news release Wednesday, Downtown Westfield Corporation listed a series of planned openings ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A South Avenue restaurant is getting ready to convert a portion of its outdoor dining area into one that caters to canines, including with a “doggie menu.” The board of health earlier this week considered 1958 Cuban Cuisine’s request to create what Health Officer Megan Avallone ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Just in time for spring and summer outdoor dining, a new local law approved at Tuesday’s town council meeting will permit diners in town to enjoy their wine, beer or mixed drink outside.  Under a measure the council unanimously approved at the meeting, drinking alcoholic ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Community members were saddened when Xocolatz Restaurant & Grill closed in December but less than five months later a new restaurant has set up in its place. Maya Thai Eatery served its first meals on Friday in the space on Elmer Street. Owner Phattharaphon Phuetpha said that ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Town Council awarded a contract at the Tuesday, March 22, meeting to Maize Cocktails and Cocina, a Mexican restaurant and bar that will lease and restore the north side of the Westfield train station, fulfilling the mayor’s intent to make the area an enhanced public ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Town Council on Tuesday introduced a law that would allow people to drink alcoholic beverages outdoors from “open containers” in some downtown locations. Along with the executive committee of Downtown Westfield Corporation, town council members feel the measure will help the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If you like to imbibe outdoors, then this local law could be for you. The town council is slated to consider a measure that would permit “open containers” of alcoholic beverages in certain areas of Downtown Westfield at certain times. It follows the approval of a state law, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Local students’ artwork adorns the walls, and a frequently played piano sits in the rear of the establishment, reminders that the shop on South Avenue East is as much a community gathering space as it is a place for frozen yogurt and coffee. Bohemian Raspberry, a self-serve ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Where’s the beef? It’s at F.A. DeRosa on Cumberland Street. “We only do one thing, and we do it well,” said Frank DeRosa Jr., who opened the butcher shop with his father, Frank Sr., in November. “We sell prime dry-aged beef. No poultry. No prepared foods. Just steak like you’ve ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — New local laws being considered for mobile kitchens that have been serving residents for the past year are on hold while the state mulls revisions to its own regulations to account for Wonder’s new business model, the local health officer said. Representatives for Wonder — a ...

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This story has been updated with additional information from Savory Spice Shop. WESTFIELD, NJ — Savory Spice Shop in Downtown Westfield will close on Jan. 25, its manager, Marty Silverman, announced on Facebook Sunday. The store specializing in spices, herbs, extracts and other cooking ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Custom-made ice cream and milkshakes, along with bubble teas, lattes, slushies and jasmine fruit teas are all on offer at Surreal Creamery, a new shop that opened in Downtown Westfield this week. For 8-year-old Isabella Lopes, of Westfield, it was all about the “monster cookies ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A service that prepares meals for you in a truck in front of your home has registered its food service vehicles with the town’s health department a little more than a year after it started operating in the municipality and as it lobbies for rules that would apply more specifically ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Xocolatz Restaurant & Grill announced last week that it has closed its doors after 19 years. “It is with sincerest heart that we say to you thank you for all your support, love and loyalty you have given us for the past 19 years. We have met many wonderful people and enjoyed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Wonder is an exciting new home dining experience that combines the convenience of delivery and the quality of dine-in. Delivering exceptional food and a first-of-its kind experience through its app, Wonder’s mobile kitchens offer customers menus from some of the best chefs and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfielders officially rang in the holiday season Sunday night with the town’s Christmas Tree Lighting and first night of Hanukkah celebration. There was dancing, dreidel spinning and, thanks to the Downtown Westfield Corporation, free cookies and hot chocolate by Bovella's ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A new digital gift card available for purchase through the Downtown Westfield Corporation lets recipients choose from more than 35 Downtown Westfield businesses to spend it with. “We’re so excited to introduce our first-ever digital gift card that Downtown Westfield customers can ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A bubble tea spot, an ice cream shop for humans and an ice cream parlor for dogs are among the new businesses anticipated for Westfield’s downtown. Downtown Westfield Corporation Executive Director Bob Zuckerman reported on the incoming businesses at a meeting of the special ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A friendly sports bet among three Union County mayors has lead to pizza for Westfield first responders. Scotch Plains Mayor Josh Losardo and Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr visited Westfield first responders on Wednesday to make good on the friendly wager they made with Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For more than three decades, he sold candy and chocolates from his shop in downtown Westfield. George Brummer's funeral was held in Brick on Monday following his death Oct. 25, his obituary says. Brummer, who lived to 65, had spent 47 years in the candy business before closing up ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Board of Health has given an app-based food service operating in town since last year until Nov. 15 to register its food trucks. The board on Monday decided that Wonder will have to register its mobile kitchens as food trucks under the town’s existing ordinance and pay fees ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With a new business model may also come new government regulations as the Board of Health is considering modifications to its sanitary code to account for a service that prepares food for you in a truck in front of your home. On Tuesday, the board tabled a measure that would add ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Tickets for the town’s popular AddamsFest beer garden go on sale this week, organizers of the annual festival announced Tuesday. The event called “Charlie’s Ale Garden” will be held outdoors on the grounds of the Westfield Armory from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — You’ve heard of bakeries for dogs, but how about an ice cream parlor for Fido? Franchisees of Salty Paws, a doggie ice cream bar, are scoping out a spot downtown to scoop out treats, the director of Westfield’s special improvement district said. “I was in Rehoboth Beach a few ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The owner of a restaurant on South Avenue is due to appear in Municipal Court next month after a health department inspector found rodent feces and issued him a summons for not showing proof of pest control services. The principal health inspector for the Westfield Regional ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Victoria’s Cake, a café and bakery offering treats including French croissants, macrons and cupcakes, as well as Italian coffee drinks and fruit nectars, opened its doors to a small crowd of waiting customers Sunday. “I’m very proud of this bakery. I’m so happy,” owner Victoria ...

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Union County was left off an initial disaster declaration that would enable FEMA to provide individual assistance to residents impacted by the storm. WESTFIELD, NJ — Concerned about the storm tripping a fire, he rushed into the restaurant and waded through waist-high basement water to cut the ...

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with additional information. Wonder also offers low-cost delivery options for area restaurants. WESTFIELD, NJ — On its website the cell phone app food delivery service describes itself as being in “stealth mode” prior to a “public launch,” but in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A taskforce of residents and community leaders is looking to grow a local farmers market that recently saw the loss of one of its largest vendors, prompting a public call for improved offerings. Seeking to bring Westfield the vibrancy of the markets she witnessed where she used ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With an eye on the pandemic, AddamsFest chairwoman Dawn Mackey announced that the annual festival’s beer garden and masquerade ball would likely return this October after a hiatus due to the pandemic in 2020. It will be the fourth year for the town-wide festival honoring Addams ...

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