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Food & Drink

January 20, 2022

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 Westfield health officer said. Representatives for Wonder — a ...

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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 products opened in 2010 with then-owners Jackie Mittelhammer and Becky Solheim running ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Wonder – an exciting new kind of home dining experience that combines the convenience of delivery and the quality of dine-in – is expanding its service to Scotch Plains. Offering an amazing experience and exceptional food, Wonder offers delicious, restaurant-quality dishes that ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As 2021 comes to a close and 2022 begins, TAPintoSPF is taking a look at the biggest stories of 2021. Today, we revisit the top Food and Drink stories of the year: Scotch Plains to Get Supermarket as Lidl Buys Snuffy's Property Sad Day for Scotch Plains: ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Wawa celebrated its new gas and food market location on South Avenue in Plainfield with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. The store opened bright and early to a steady stream of customers, offering "I Love Wawa" T-shirts for the first 100 customers, and free coffee.

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The Downtown Westfield Gift Card lets you enjoy your favorite restaurants, shops and entertainment in Downtown Westfield and makes the perfect holiday gift. This year, the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) wants to encourage residents and downtown visitors to keep holiday shopping local.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The new Wawa on 1470 South Ave., Plainfield (near the corner of Terrill Road) will host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate its opening  on Friday, Dec. 3, and the public is invited.  Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with limited-edition “I Love Wawa” t-shirts for the first 100 customers ...

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Tips for proper disposal of cooking grease to protect home plumbing and sewers from backups CAMDEN, NJ – As large Thanksgiving get-togethers make a comeback this year, New Jersey American Water warns customers about the problematic fats, oils and grease that come with cooking large holiday ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Kai Len Kwan, better known as Jack Lee to customers of the Jade Isle Chinese Polynesian Restaurant on Terrill Road in Scotch Plains, died on October 28, 2021, surrounded by his children, grand-children, cousin Loong, and son-in-law. He was 88 years old.    Lee was ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Wawa food market and gas station currently under construction at 1462 South Ave. near Terrill Road is scheduled to open in early 2022, according to The Kislak Company. The property, which includes 5,051 square feet of newly constructed retail space on 1.71 acres and a triple ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- You can call it an annual "Rite of Fall." For the past three decades (and then some), members of the Italian American community have made and jarred their own tomato sauce after the locally grown plum tomatoes have ripened.  There's a process: crush, cook, press, and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- It is no secret that New Jersey has some of the most archaic liquor license laws in the nation, limiting business growth and downtown revitalization throughout the state.That is why the Scotch Plains Council approved a resolution on Oct. 5, in which the municipality is joining ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Jam Kancer In The Kan Foundation's "Kups for Kancer" Lemonade Stand and fundraising initiative will return this Sunday as part of Fanwood’s “Fanny Wood Day” celebration. After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the "Junior Jammers'" Annual Lemonade Stand will once ...

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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 Westfield Wonder’s operations have been anything but stealth-like. The food ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ—The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) has undertaken a fundraising effort to expand its fleet of trucks, trailers, mobile pantries, and vans. The state’s largest anti-hunger, anti-poverty organization is also seeking to replace aging vehicles, particularly its highly specialized ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Eager shoppers lined up around the corner Wednesday morning for the grand opening of Lidl grocery store at 10 South Ave. The 31,000 square foot supermarket is Lidl’s 19th store in New Jersey. The 20th will open in Belleville next week, a spokeswoman for Lidl said. “I love seeing ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — We're just days away from the kickoff of the 2021 Plainfield Citywide Food Festival. The event begins on Friday, August 13, and features both restaurants and food trucks across the Queen City. The festival runs through Sunday, August 22. Opening day of the festival, featuring ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Every Saturday at the Scotch Plains farmer’s market you can find passion. Hawaiian passion. Lilikoi’s, the word meaning passionfruit in Hawai’i, symbolizes the passion Lilikoi’s embodies when creating Hawaiian food. The food is authentic to the point where fresh wind sea ...

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CLARK, NJ — Throughout the year, the Clark-based Deutscher Club hosts a variety of special events open to the public.  This month, the Deutscher Club, a private social club on Featherbed Lane, will host a Mercedes Biergarten featuring a mini car show and live music from Bernie's Orchestra on ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Commissioners reminds residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents May to aid those affected by COVID-19. The next distribution in Scotch Plains will be Saturday, May 22, at 8:00 a.m. at Union County Vocational Technical School ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In a year that has often featured disappointments for the Class of 2021, one annual tradition that returned as a smashing success was the Food Truck Festival, which helps raise money for end-of-the-year activities for seniors.  This year's Food Truck Festival raised ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Saturday brought the long-awaited return of the Scotch Plains Farmers Market in downtown Scotch Plains.  The event features annual vendors, such as Ort Farms, and Stella's Empanadas, as well as new vendors, such as award-winning Jersey Spirits Distilling Co., which produces ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The always popular Scotch Plains Farmers' Market will return on Saturday, May 1, two weeks earlier than usual, in an effort to promote the returning and new vendors further and to take advantage of the return of warm weather.  This will be the 29th season for the market, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The annual Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Food Truck Festival will roll into town on Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at the high school's Westfield Road entrance with a social distancing layout. Face masks will be mandatory. The Food ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  – Gov.Phil Murphy today signed into law A-5444, which provides $35 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for restaurants throughout New Jersey. The bill provides aid to a particularly hard ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Josh Losardo and Scotch Plains officials helped cut the ribbon outside Grano Pizzeria & Italian Tavern (435 Park Ave., the former site of Alfonso's Pizza) in downtown Scotch Plains on Tuesday evening.  Mayor Losardo, Township Manager Al Mirabella, Deputy Manager ...

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