Dave Portnoy Surprises NJ Pizza Making Champ For 'One Bite' Review Dave Portnoy Surprises NJ Pizza Making Champ For 'One Bite' Review
Dave Portnoy Surprises NJ Pizza Making Champ For 'One Bite' Review It's about time! That's what Nino Coniglio is saying to Barstool CEO Dave Portnoy, who finally stopped by his Morristown pizzeria for a One Bite review. Without warning. "It means a lot," said Nino, a 9-time world champion pizza maker who owns six other restaurants in New York City, most of which have been reviewed by Portnoy. Six years ago, Portnoy reviewed two different pizzas from 310 Bowery, and gave them both an 8.1. Nino says the highest score he's ever gotten from Portnoy is an 8.7. Coniglio's made headlines for canceling a meet-and-greet with Tommy DeVito after his agent doubled …
NJ Family Bakery Closing After 50 Years NJ Family Bakery Closing After 50 Years
NJ Family Bakery Closing After 50 Years A 50-year-old New Jersey bakery is days away from closing. Vaccaro's Bakery in Clark's last day in business will be Sunday, April 21, the owners announced on Facebook. "It has been an incredible journey, filled with sweet memories and cherished moments shared with each and every one of you," owners Vinny and Eileen Vaccaro said. "The decision to close comes with mixed emotions, but it is time for us, the owners, to embark on a new chapter in our lives. As we retire, we reflect on the joy and satisfaction this bakery has brought us over the years." The Clarkton Drive bakery dates back to t…
'Chopped' Champion From Bergen County Opens Third Restaurant In Morristown 'Chopped' Champion From Bergen County Opens Third Restaurant In Morristown
'Chopped' Champion From Bergen County Opens Third Restaurant In Morristown Morristown is about to get a taste of Hawaii. Shaka Kitchen, which has two locations in Hoboken, opened their third location in Morristown at 62 South St. this month. The restaurant is run by sisters Kiersten and Krista Gormeley, who spent a year in the Aloha State a decade ago that changed their lives. Enjoying the local cuisine, Kiersten, who won an episode of Food Network's "Chopped" in 2021  started formulating recipes in her head. Kiersten realized there were no poke and acai bowl restaurants in the United States so she decided to start one, opening the original Shaka Kitchen in 2…
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Sold In New Jersey Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Sold In New Jersey Due To Salmonella Outbreak
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Sold In New Jersey Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's is recalling Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil that was sold across the country in 2.5-ounce clamshell packaging due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. This week, the supermarket giant issued an alert cautioning shoppers in 29 states, as well as Washington, DC, not to consume the product as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates a reported outbreak of Salmonella. Trader Joes is recalling Infinite Herbs Organic Basil FDA According to the FDA, "Trader Joe’s has already voluntarily removed all Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil packed in 2.5-oz clamshell pa…
Suds In The 'Shark Tank:' NJ Soap Company Sees $100K Investment From Mark Cuban Suds In The 'Shark Tank:' NJ Soap Company Sees $100K Investment From Mark Cuban
Suds In The 'Shark Tank:' NJ Soap Company Sees $100K Investment From Mark Cuban An Ocean County company that makes a therapeutic type of muscle-massaging soap is now swimming with a Shark. The Brick Township-based company called Sorsoap was featured on an episode of ABC's 'Shark Tank' that premiered on Friday, Apr. 12. The company was founded by David Restiano and Dr. David Staats. Dr. Staats owns a physical therapy clinic on Brick Boulevard. Restiano was one of his patients before the two became business partners. The two men enjoy playing sports and were looking for a way to relieve muscle pain while cleaning off sweat and dirt. In their seven-minute sales pitch and…
Paramus Chick-fil-A Weeks Away From Opening, Mayor Says Paramus Chick-fil-A Weeks Away From Opening, Mayor Says
Paramus Chick-fil-A Weeks Away From Opening, Mayor Says The opening of the brand-new Paramus Chick-fil-A is imminent. According to Paramus Mayor Chris DiPiazza, the Chick-fil-A being built alongside the northbound side of Route 17 will open in the first week of May. The fast-casual chicken joint replaces The Fireplace, which closed in July 2021 after 65 years in business. "We’re excited to welcome Chick-fil-A to Route 17," DiPiazza said. "Our residents and visitors will now have the easy opportunity to enjoy the nationwide brand. Their presence continues to keep our commercial corridors vibrant and help our residential tax base." Complete…
Did Hackensack Hot Dog Shop Close Less Than Year After Opening? Did Hackensack Hot Dog Shop Close Less Than Year After Opening?
Did Hackensack Hot Dog Shop Close Less Than Year After Opening? Maybe their wieners weren't up to snuff? Hackensack Hot Dogs, which billed itself as having the "best wieners in town" appears to have closed after less than 10 months in business, according to a Google listing.  The restaurant's phones have been disconnected and the restaurant stopped posting on social media in February. However, city online ordering appears to still be operational. The hot dog shop at 7 State St. was the brainchild of three friends with deep roots in the city, serving up deep fried dogs with a variety of different flavors. On Facebook, commentators blamed…
Forbes Names NJ Billionaires To List Of Richest People In The World — AGAIN Forbes Names NJ Billionaires To List Of Richest People In The World — AGAIN
Forbes Names NJ Billionaires To List Of Richest People In The World — Again Some Garden Staters are raking in the dough. New Jersey residents once again made Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires, with three ranking in the top 800, based on net worth. The Garden Staters you most want to hit up for cash are: No. 322: Rocco Commisso, 73, is the founder and CEO of cable company Mediacom based in Chester, New York and the richest man in New Jersey with a net worth of $8.8 billon. The Saddle River resident immigrated to the United States from Italy when he was 12 years old. His first job was playing the accordion during movie theater intermissions. No. 364.…
$70.4M Sale Of NJ Mall Means $155.7M Loss For Investors, Report Says $70.4M Sale Of NJ Mall Means $155.7M Loss For Investors, Report Says
$70.4M Sale Of NJ Mall Means $155.7M Loss For Investors, Report Says Seventy million may seem like a lot. But context is everything. New Jersey's troubled Woodbridge Center sold to an unnamed buyer for $70.4 million in February, according to credit-rating firm Kroll. While the sale resolved a loan issue, investors suffered a $155.7 million loss, Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) said. In 2015, the 1.7 million-square-foot mall was acquired by Brookfield when it was appraised at $366 million, according to CoStar, a DC-based commercial real estate firm that analyzes market trends. The February 2024 sale was even lower than its most recent appraisal last Oct…
Millburn Deli Being Sold To Jersey Mike's? Check The Date Millburn Deli Being Sold To Jersey Mike's? Check The Date
Millburn Deli Being Sold To Jersey Mike's? Check The Date The Millburn Deli gave its customers quite a scare with an announcement that ended up being an April Fool's Day joke. On Sunday, March 31, the iconic deli, which has locations in Millburn, Morristown, Montclair and Westfield, told customers on Facebook it was being sold to Jersey Mike's.  Customers freaked out until the deli, a Millburn institution since 1946, revealed the ruse. "We apologize for the scare and thank you for all the love," the deli wrote. "Millburn Deli has and always will be the Millburn Deli. Don't take your hanger out on our employees this week." And yes, the deli …
McDonald's, Krispy Kreme Announce Nationwide Partnership: Here's How, When It Will Work McDonald's, Krispy Kreme Announce Nationwide Partnership: Here's How, When It Will Work
McDonald's, Krispy Kreme Announce Nationwide Partnership: Here's How, When It Will Work It could be the sweetest of partnerships. McDonald's and Krispy Kreme are teaming up for a national expansion. Customers will begin spotting Krispy Kreme doughnuts in their local McDonald's restaurants later this year as part of a phased market rollout across the US.  Nationwide availability at participating restaurants is expected by the end of 2026, McDonald's announced on Tuesday, March 26. Three of Krispy Kreme’s most popular doughnuts will be delivered fresh to McDonald’s restaurants daily. They’ll be available individually, or in boxes of six, starting at breakfast and las…
Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County
Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County Diners in Hudson County are going to be saying "ooh la la" to its newest addition to the restaurant scene. Faubourg, a French restaurant that opened to acclaim in Montclair in 2019, is opening a second location in Weehawken this summer at 1100 Avenue at Port Imperial, a block from the Hudson River waterfront.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Faubourg Montclair (@faubourgmontclair) Dominique Paulin and Chef Oliver Muller said every detail in the new restaurant is "meticulously planned" to enhance the guest experience, with Fa…
Buffalo Wild Wings Opens In Fair Lawn, Offering Free Wings For A Year Buffalo Wild Wings Opens In Fair Lawn, Offering Free Wings For A Year
Buffalo Wild Wings Opens In Fair Lawn, Offering Free Wings For A Year Want to eat 312 chicken wings over the course of a year for free? Head to Bergen County and get in line. The first Buffalo Wild Wings in Bergen County is opening in Fair Lawn on Wednesday, March 27 at 2108 Maple Ave. in the ShopRite Shopping Plaza at 10:30 a.m.  The first 50 guests in line will get a voucher for six free wings every week for 52 weeks at the Fair Lawn location. The 1,300 square-foot restaurant will offer traditional and boneless wings, chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches, burgers, sides and 26 Buffalo Wild Wings signature sauces and dry rubs. The restaurant is open Su…
Shell To Close 1,000 Gas Stations: Here's Why, Company Says Shell To Close 1,000 Gas Stations: Here's Why, Company Says
Shell To Close 1,000 Gas Stations: Here's Why, Company Says One of the nation's major oil companies says it will close 1,000 gas stations. Shell made the announcement in its 2024 Energy Transition Strategy report, saying the measure is “in response to customer needs” and aimed at reallocating those resources towards EV charging stations. Shell said it will close 500 stations in 2024 and the other 500 in 2025. "We believe growth in oil demand is set to slow in the second half of this decade and could start falling in the 2030s because of increasing vehicle efficiency and growth in electric vehicles," the company stated in the report. "Toda…
Candy Company Makes $70 Million Investment To New Jersey Site Candy Company Makes $70 Million Investment To New Jersey Site
Candy Company Makes $70 Million Investment To New Jersey Site Mars is continuing its commitment to Warren County. The company that produces M&Ms, Snickers, Altoids, and Ben's Original announced a $70 million investment to its site in Hackettstown.  The money will go toward a new Research and Development Innovation Studio, including a new test kitchen and packaging lab. Mars celebrated the investment with a ribbon cutting that included an appearance by the blue and red M&Ms. "The continued investment in our Hackettstown site re-affirms our commitment to innovation in New Jersey," Anton Vincent, the president of Mars Wrigley North America…
187K Air Fryers, Ovens Sold At Best Buy Nationwide Recalled For Fire, Burn Hazards 187K Air Fryers, Ovens Sold At Best Buy Nationwide Recalled For Fire, Burn Hazards
187K Air Fryers, Ovens Sold At Best Buy Nationwide Recalled For Fire, Burn Hazards Nearly 200,000 more Insignia air fryer and air fryer ovens sold nationwide at Best Buy are being recalled due to potential fire risks and burn hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of approximately 187,400 Insignia products following dozens of complaints of ovens catching fire, burning, or melting. According to CPSC, the recall includes these models of Insignia Air Fryers and Insignia Air Fryer Ovens:  NS-AF34D2; NS-AF5DSS2; NS-AF5MSS2; NS-AF8DBD2; NS-AF10DBK2; NS-AF10DSS2. Product rating label on the underside of the unit showing INSIGNIA…
Wild Fork, Meat, Seafood Grocery Store Opens In Paramus Wild Fork, Meat, Seafood Grocery Store Opens In Paramus
Wild Fork, Meat, Seafood Grocery Store Opens In Paramus A store known for its seafood and meat has recently opened in Paramus. NOW OPEN in Paramus, NJ! Come stop by our newest #WildFork store and tag a friend who needs to join you ⬇️ 📍 723 State Route 17 Paramus, NJ 07652 Posted by Wild Fork Foods on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Wild Fork opened this month at 723 Route 17 South. The store offers more than 450+ meat and seafood items, including Wagyu.  The meat is sourced from farms in Nebraska and Colorado and wet-aged. Wild Fork also offers Iberico Pork from Spain and seafood from the Mediterranean.  Paramus patrons are already s…
New NJ QuickChek Features No-Fee ATMs, 12 Fueling Stations New NJ QuickChek Features No-Fee ATMs, 12 Fueling Stations
New NJ QuickChek Features No-Fee ATMs, 12 Fueling Stations A new QuickChek has opened in Essex County. QuickChek recently opened a new 4,542-square-foot store in Belleville at 190 Cortlandt Street. The store celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, March 5.  Russ Mensch The store offers no-fee ATMs, 12 fueling stations, outdoor seating and 51 parking spaces.  The location will be open 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week. QuickChek has been expanding throughout the Garden State, recently opening locations in East Hanover and Scotch Plains.
What Losing Its Only Starbucks Means For Trenton What Losing Its Only Starbucks Means For Trenton
What Losing Its Only Starbucks Means For Trenton Trenton is about to lose its one and only Starbucks. The Starbucks at 102 S. Warren St., in Trenton, has been a "vital source of employment and opportunity for Trenton youth since 2017," Mayor Reed Gusciora told Daily Voice on Tuesday, March 12. The store's last day in business will be March 30, according to a Starbucks spokeswoman. “It is disheartening to learn of Starbucks’ decision to close their community store," the mayor said. The Community Store program represented Starbucks’ commitment to serving marginalized communities, regardless of profit margins, he said. "While we appr…
Johnsonville Sausage Products Subject To Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber Johnsonville Sausage Products Subject To Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber
Johnsonville Sausage Products Subject To Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber Popular kielbasa sausage products that were sold nationwide are subject to a massive recall due to concerns of potential contamination - specifically small pieces of rubber. Wisconsin-based Salm Partners announced this week that an estimated 35,430 pounds of Johnsonville turkey kielbasa sausage are subject to the recall, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The items subject to the recall were produced between Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 last year and come in 12-ounce vacuum-packed packages that contain a single piece of "Johnsonville POLISH KIE…
Iconic Asbury Park Deli For Sale Iconic Asbury Park Deli For Sale
Iconic Asbury Park Deli For Sale An iconic Asbury Park deli and restaurant once featured by renowned chef Anthony Bourdain is listed for sale. Frank's Deli & Restaurant has been put up for sale, according to an online real estate listing. The Main Street deli's website said it opened on Sunday, May 1, 1960. The listing called Frank's a "revered landmark" in Asbury Park. "Over the decades, certain places come to symbolize their time or are unique to a city," the listing said. "Such places often seem irreplaceable, the notion of selling them as if they were mere commodities would strike many as unorthodox. "This iconic…
Shuttered Wedding Venue One Step Closer To Becoming First Grocery Store For NJ Town Shuttered Wedding Venue One Step Closer To Becoming First Grocery Store For NJ Town
Shuttered Wedding Venue One Step Closer To Becoming First Grocery Store For NJ Town One New Jersey town is about to get its first full-fledge supermarket in decades, and it'll be replacing a longtime wedding venue. Lidl is nearly complete with demolition to Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance, the more than 80-year-old wedding venue along Route 22 in Scotch Plains that shuttered sometime during the pandemic, according to Tom Strowe, the towns' director of redevelopment. Strowe struggled to remember the last time Scotch Plains had its own grocery store. The closest ones now are the ShopRite in Watchung or South Plainfield, Aldi in South Plainfield, or perhaps Trader Joe…
Bergen County Veterinarian Closes Suddenly Bergen County Veterinarian Closes Suddenly
Bergen County Veterinarian Closes Suddenly The sudden closing of a Bergen County has left pet owners scrambling. According to an email obtained by Daily Voice, Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital on Teaneck Road in Teaneck closed its doors "for good" Monday, Feb. 26. "On behalf of Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital, we thank you for all of your help, support & loyalty," a separate email signed by Dr. Jacqueline Perkins reads. "Unfortunately, it has become no longer feasible for us to remain open. As of today, Monday, 3/26/24, we will no longer be open. "We are terribly sorry for this inconvenience." "It's weird... Just Bam 💥 like that on…
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Halal Grocery Store Sets Wayne Opening Halal Grocery Store Sets Wayne Opening
Halal Grocery Store Sets Wayne Opening The countdown is on in Passaic County. Anatolia Market, a new halal supermarket, is set to open in Wayne at 29 Route 23 on Sunday, March 10, store officials tell Daily Voice. The supermarket plans to carry brands like Nutella, Ocean Spray, Nestle, Kraft and Poland Spring, according to its website.  Halal is Arabic for food that is allowed under Islamic law. Food must be processed, made, produced, manufactured and/or stored using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that have been cleansed according to Islamic law, according to the Islamic Council of Victoria. Non-halal items include …
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Bergen County New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Bergen County
New Ice Cream Shop Opens In Bergen County Calling all coneheads to Bergen County. Cones, an Argentinian artisanal ice cream shop, recently opened in Rutherford.  The ice cream shop previously had a location in Manhattan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🍦Cones Ice Cream🍦 (@conesnyc) View this post on Instagram A post shared by 🍦Cones Ice Cream🍦 (@conesnyc) A critic on Yelp said the owners were lovely people who served up delicious ice cream. "The creamy rich texture reminds me of gelato," the reviewer wrote in a 5-st…
300-Year-Old NJ Restaurant Closing For Renovations 300-Year-Old NJ Restaurant Closing For Renovations
300-Year-Old NJ Restaurant Closing For Renovations A New Jersey restaurant open for more than 300 years will temporarily close for renovations. The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, located on W. Main Street in Mendham, bills itself as the state's oldest continually running restaurant, dating back to 1742. Over the weekend, the eatery, which serves American classics, said it will be undergoing temporary closure for renovations. "Get ready for a brand-new kitchen and a fresh look!" the Facebook post reads. "We're excited to unveil these upgrades to you." Black Horse Tavern & Pub will hold a grand reopening in Fall 2024.
New Bergen County Pizzeria Homage To Popular Owner's Late Grandmother New Bergen County Pizzeria Homage To Popular Owner's Late Grandmother
New Bergen County Pizzeria Homage To Popular Owner's Late Grandmother The owner of a popular Bergen County pizzeria that shuttered in August 2022 is weeks away from reopening a new shop. Dave Ligas, who owned Tavolino in Wallington, will be opening Casano's Pizza Parlor at 8 Highland Cross — formerly home to Top That! Donuts — in Rutherford, this spring, he tells Daily Voice. The pizzeria is named after Ligas' late grandmother: Marie Rene Casano, an "avid cook" who for years worked as a waitress at Mama Lucia’s in Newark, he said. Marie Rene died in the 1970s, and Casano's Pizza Parlor is retro-themed, in her honor, her grandson said. Follow Ligas as "…
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions About 300 jobs are being created thanks to the arrival of a new ShopRite in Old Bridge. The new ShopRite is located in the Glenwood Green Shopping Center at Route 9 and Schulmeister Road. The store is set to open in March. Hiring is taking place for all positions including department managers, butchers, deli, bakery, dairy, produce and seafood associates, customer service associates, cashiers and baggers. Perry Blatt, director of E-Commerce and Business Development for Village Super Market, Inc., said,  “We look forward to continuing our commitment to the community with a brand new s…