Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building
Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building A new Amazon supermarket is about to open in Monmouth County, officials said. The Amazon Fresh in Eatontown will officially open on Thursday, June 20, the company said in a news release. It will be the second Amazon Fresh location in New Jersey after one opened in Paramus in July 2022. The Eatontown store is located at 137 Route 35 in a 35,500-square-foot space once occupied by Toys“R”Us. "This new, affordable grocery store in the community will offer wide selection of quality groceries and a convenient shopping experience," Amazon said in its release. "We’re also proud to support the…
Storied Disappearing Dumont Donkey Is Hero Mascot At Builder's New Ice Cream Shop Storied Disappearing Dumont Donkey Is Hero Mascot At Builder's New Ice Cream Shop
Storied Disappearing Dumont Donkey Is Hero Mascot At Builder's New Ice Cream Shop It was 2017 and Matt Dagistanli was in the process of building the structure that stands today at 65 W. Madison Avenue in Dumont, when his donkey went missing. He wasn't a real donkey, of course, but a statue that Dagistanli and his former business partner had affectionately called Dumbo. Dagistanli grew quite fond of Dumbo, and wasn't ready to get rid of him at the turn of his career change. "I didn’t want to sell it or throw it away, so I took it home," said Dagistanli, 63, of Rutherford. "My wife said, 'You need to take this away.'" Dagistanli had nowhere to keep Dumbo except for …
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location Guerriero Gelato, the popular New Jersey gelato and cakes spot, is bidding ciao to Morristown. The Morristown location, which opened just last year on South Street, has shut its doors and is getting new ownership, the store announced on social media.  "Morristown, we had fun, we shared laughs, and memories," the store wrote on Instagram. "It was a disservice to you spreading ourselves so thin and we know the new owner has the time to manage and make sure you have the experience you deserve. Morristown you will always have our 💜." Customers expressed their sadness about the closure in …
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting To fight the recent rise in shoplifting and retail theft, shoppers could see store security employees wearing body-worn cameras to help catch thieves red-handed.  TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Serria, HomeSense, and HomeGoods, said will begin equipping some employees with body-worn cameras similar to those worn by police, the Boston Globe reported. The company started testing the initiative last year.  The company operates nearly 3,400 stores nationwide.  A call to the Framingham, Massachusetts, headquarters of TJX for comment was not immediately r…
New Jersey Cocktail Bar Named Among Best In America New Jersey Cocktail Bar Named Among Best In America
New Jersey Cocktail Bar Named Among Best In America A Monmouth County cocktail bar picked up another national recognition after just one year of serving specialty drinks. Esquire named La Otra in Aberdeen Township on its list of 42 Best Bars in America for 2024. The bar is next to its sister restaurant Lita on Route 34, and both businesses are run by chef David Viana and his girlfriend Neilly Robinson. Bar manager Ricardo Rodriguez has a more "free-wheeling" approach to mixology at La Otra, compared to the Iberian classics at Lita. "Like the best bars attached to restaurants, the drinks are on the culinary side, such as the Tzatziki, which …
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
'Bittersweet:' Popular Bergen County Candy Shop Hanna Krause Closing After 65 Years 'Bittersweet:' Popular Bergen County Candy Shop Hanna Krause Closing After 65 Years
'Bittersweet:' Popular Bergen County Candy Shop Hanna Krause Closing After 65 Years Since 1959, Hanna Krause Home Made Candies located right off Route 17 in Paramus has been the go-to candy store for thousands of people, from both near and far. Anyone who's seen it knows it, and anyone who's been inside can still smell it. But in a bittersweet twist of fate, the iconic Hansel and Gretal-esque, tudor building with colorful cutouts and friendly faces will be closing its doors on Friday, June 28, after 65 years. The owner, Karen Ryan, whose grandfather opened the shop the same year she was born, is planning on retiring. And so, much to the disappointment of her cus…
'Music Is Our Lifeblood:' West Milford Married Couple Bring Record Store, Intimate Venue To NJ 'Music Is Our Lifeblood:' West Milford Married Couple Bring Record Store, Intimate Venue To NJ
'Music Is Our Lifeblood:' West Milford Married Couple Bring Record Store, Intimate Venue To NJ Music lovers in Morris County will have a place to call home, thanks to a husband and wife. On a recent trip to Boonton Coffee, Shane and Michele Murphy noticed a vacant storefront at 520A Main St. The West Milford couple knew immediately how to use it. Shane, a U.S. Army veteran, and Michele will soon be opening Hidden Tracks Records, a music store and intimate music venue. The grand opening will be held on Saturday, June 1. Click here for tickets. The store, named after Shane's podcast, HiddenTracks, will feature new and used vinyl records, CDs, cassette tapes, stereo and record equ…
Dunkin' Opening Newly Remodeled Store In Bergen County Dunkin' Opening Newly Remodeled Store In Bergen County
Dunkin' Opening Newly Remodeled Store In Bergen County Dunkin' is introducing a new concept to Bergen County. The store at 233 N. Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey will be celebrating a grand reopening of its Ramsey location on Friday, May 31.  The first 100 guests will receive a coupon book containing four free medium hot or iced coffee coupons per month for 14 months. The coupon books will be distributed at 9 a.m. Dunkin’ Rewards members, and those who sign up for Dunkin’ Rewards, can spin a Dunkin’ prize wheel to receive complimentary merchandise, including Dunkin’ cups, sunglasses, cinch bags and pens, beginning at 9 a.m. The 2,100-square-…
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast The future is grim for Stop & Shop's underperforming stores in the Northeast. The grocery giant — which operates 400 stores across Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts (where the company is headquartered) — announced plans to close a number of its underperformers in the interest of company longevity, officials confirmed with Daily Voice. Nearly half of the company's stores have been remodeled, and a Stop & Shop spokesperson said those stores continue to perform well. "We're committed to continuing to invest in our stores - as well in our prices - to deliver a great…
Pakistani Couple's Popular Morris County Hot Chicken Restaurant Expands Once Again Pakistani Couple's Popular Morris County Hot Chicken Restaurant Expands Once Again
Pakistani Couple's Popular Morris County Hot Chicken Restaurant Expands Once Again Nearly four years after opening their first restaurant, Usman Chaudhry and Amena Chaudhri are expanding for the third time, with a fourth location. Namkeen Hot Chicken will soon be coming to Parsippany at 9 North Beverwyck Road in Lake Hiawatha, the North Bergen couple tells Daily Voice. The restaurant first opened in Chatham in Fall 2020, and later two more popped up in Metuchen and Brooklyn, NY. Owning his very-own restaurant was always a goal for Usman. He and his wife went for it "very spontaneously" in October 2020, despite it being a major risk during the pandemic. Usman q…
Macy's Opening New Format Store In North Jersey Macy's Opening New Format Store In North Jersey
Macy's Opening New Format Store In North Jersey A Macy's in North Jersey is getting a makeover.  Macy's will be celebrating the grand opening of its new format store at the Interstate Shopping Center in Ramsey on Saturday, May 25 at 9:45 a.m. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and giveaways for customers. The department store is promising an immersive shopping experience with its new format, offering convenience and discovery in an easy to navigate shopping center. Patrons will be able to enjoy a curated assortment of Macy's fragrances and the store plans on collaborating with local businesses to create pop-up shops an…
H-Mart Opening 16,800-Square-Foot Food Hall At NJ's Largest Mall H-Mart Opening 16,800-Square-Foot Food Hall At NJ's Largest Mall
H-Mart Opening 16,800-Square-Foot Food Hall At NJ's Largest Mall The top Asian supermarket in the country is coming to American Dream in a big way. American Dream, in East Rutherford, announced H Mart will be opening a 16,860-square-foot food hall later this spring. The food hall will be the largest in the northeast. Food offerings at H Mart will include Korean delicacies from Sang's Tofu & Grill and K-Town Hero, offering bulgogi beef brisket, fried chicken and gochujang pork belly by Hooni Kim. Other fast-casual Asian dining options include:  The Bao: Specializing in Dim Sum, noodles and soup dumplings Gold Miss: Donuts, hot dogs, ice cream,…
Live Cows Help Stew Leonard's Celebrate Grand Opening In Clifton Live Cows Help Stew Leonard's Celebrate Grand Opening In Clifton
Live Cows Help Stew Leonard's Celebrate Grand Opening In Clifton Stew Leonard's celebrated its grand opening at its new Clifton location on Tuesday, May 14. The ribbon cutting ceremony included the dedication of a 300-poun bronze statue honoring Stew Leonard, Sr. who founded the popular grocery store. The ceremony included milk and live cows.  Stew Leonard's celebrated its grand opening in Clifton. Eliza Rosenthale The store has hired 400 employee for the new location and promoted more than 100 employees. The 56,000 square foot grocery and wine store is the second of its kind in New Jersey and will feature more than a dozen local vendo…
'America's Best Restaurants' Filming At Popular NJ Burger, Ice Cream Spot 'America's Best Restaurants' Filming At Popular NJ Burger, Ice Cream Spot
'America's Best Restaurants' Filming At Popular NJ Burger, Ice Cream Spot America's Best Restaurants roadshow is paying a visit to a popular New Jersey spot. America’s Best Restaurants will be filming at Outlaw's Burger Barn & Creamery, on South Main Road in Vineland on Monday, May 27. Popular dishes will be highlighted, along with an interview with owner and chef Ryan Briggs. The episode will be aired on social media channels at a later date. "We're excited. We're looking forward to it," Briggs told Daily Voice. "It's going to be a fun day." In addition to specialty burgers, the menu also has hot dogs, wings, cheesesteaks, sundaes and an arr…
Red Lobster Restaurant Closings: 4 NJ Locations Among Dozens Shuttered Abruptly Nationwide Red Lobster Restaurant Closings: 4 NJ Locations Among Dozens Shuttered Abruptly Nationwide
Red Lobster Restaurant Closings: 4 NJ Locations Among Dozens Shuttered Abruptly Nationwide Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of locations across the United States. According to a Bloomberg, the fast-casual seafood restaurant has considered filing for bankruptcy. The following locations are listed as being temporarily closed on the Red Lobster website, with some set to be auctioned off. MD: Columbia, Laurel, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg NJ: Ledgewood, Lawrenceville, East Brunswick, Bridgewater PA: Erie VA: Newport News, Williamsburg, Colonial Heights TAGeX Brand, which bills itself as the world's largest after-marketplac…
Revived NJ 'Local Pizza Legend' On Brink Of Closing Sells Out After Portnoy's Visit Revived NJ 'Local Pizza Legend' On Brink Of Closing Sells Out After Portnoy's Visit
Revived NJ 'Local Pizza Legend' On Brink Of Closing Sells Out After Portnoy's Visit "You don't hear stories like this." Those are Dave Portnoy's words of the story that Bonvini's in Livingston tells. Portnoy, the CEO of Barstool Sports and self-proclaimed pizza expert, paid a visit to the storied S Livingston Avenue pizzeria for a "One Bite" review. His takeaway? The pizza's good, not great. Its history, that's something else. Dave goes to a pizza place with a very unique story.  One Bite Pizza Reviews Portnoy got it all from the current owner, who explained his father-in-law owned opened the original Bonvini's in 1954, which would close in 1998.  Years …
'Outrageously Good:' North Jersey Pizzeria Gets Rave Review From Portnoy 'Outrageously Good:' North Jersey Pizzeria Gets Rave Review From Portnoy
'Outrageously Good:' North Jersey Pizzeria Gets Rave Review From Portnoy They call it a "thinny thin," and Dave Portnoy loves it. That's the "famous" bar pie from Crevier Cafe in Denville, which the Barstool CEO is raving about on his latest "One Bite" New Jersey pizza tour. According to Portnoy, the place is owned by a former employee of Angeloni's in Caldwell, which earned an 8.8 from Portnoy in 2020 (one of his highest scores). Portnoy holds up a slice of the thinny thin then takes his "One Bite" (yeah right). "It's outrageously good," said Portnoy, who famously loves extra-thin pizza. "It's a bar pie it's a thinny thin bar pie." Portnoy suggested super-th…
Popular Diner Reps New Jersey On OpenTable List Of Top Brunch Spots In America Popular Diner Reps New Jersey On OpenTable List Of Top Brunch Spots In America
Popular Diner Reps New Jersey On OpenTable List Of Top Brunch Spots In America There might not be any open tables after this. Tops Diner in East Newark was named one of the 100 best brunch spots in America by the reservation website, OpenTable. It was the only restaurant from the Garden State to make the list. The diner is an institution in East Newark, having been established in 1942. "Our focus has always been to serve what our customers want, exactly when and how they want it," the restaurant wrote at OpenTable. "As the American dining culture shifts, we recognize we must strive to recreate the 1920’s renaissance that birthed the diner as we know it today, al…
'One Of The Best In The Game:' Portnoy Drops Special Review For NJ Pizzaiolo 'One Of The Best In The Game:' Portnoy Drops Special Review For NJ Pizzaiolo
'One Of The Best In The Game:' Portnoy Drops Special Review For NJ Pizzaiolo Weeks after surprising a Morristown pizza master, Dave Portnoy has released his review of the pie. The Barstool CEO said he designated just 10 minutes to each pizzeria on this leg of his North Jersey "One Bite" tour, but set aside extra time for Nino Coniglio, of Coniglio's in Morristown. During his surprise visit, Portnoy got a tour of the Morristown digs from Nino — a 9-time world champion pizza maker who has six other restaurants in New York City — running down the history of their friendship. Portnoy has sampled hundreds of pizzas from across the country and even threw a One Bite Pizza…
Love-Themed Poconos Motel Famous For Romantic Getaways Closes After 50 Years Love-Themed Poconos Motel Famous For Romantic Getaways Closes After 50 Years
Love-Themed Poconos Motel Famous For Romantic Getaways Closes After 50 Years The Land of Love is letting go. After nearly 50 years, Pocono Palace Resort — a popular love-themed getaway in the Poconos — has closed its doors. The East Stroudsburg motel, which reportedly opened in 1976, was sold, with the transition of title set for Thursday, May 2, according to a statement on its website: "We understand that this news may be disappointing, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause." The resort's sister locations, Cove Haven Resort and Paradise Stream Resort, will remain open. Pocono Palace is closing its doors. Courtesy of Charlene Pedicone…
5th Generation-Owned Bar In NJ Town Known For Excellent Restaurants Gets Portnoy's Blessing 5th Generation-Owned Bar In NJ Town Known For Excellent Restaurants Gets Portnoy's Blessing
5th Generation-Owned Bar In NJ Town Known For Excellent Restaurants Gets Portnoy's Blessing A bar nestled in one of New Jersey's most notable food towns has Dave Portnoy's seal of approval. The CEO of Barstool Sports stopped by Bunny's Sports Bar in South Orange on his latest "One Bite" trip to the Garden State. #Humpday @stoolpresidente #NHLPlayoffs #NBAPlayoffs #MLB #Hallin #Bigeast Congratulations to #Setonhall Golf won the... Posted by Bunny's Sports Bar, South Orange NJ on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 "Zero flop, out of the clouds with this bar pie," said Portnoy, who's known to appreciate bar pies.  On Google, Bunny's has a 4/5 with more than 530 reviews, which may…
'Bullied Into Sitting Down:' Dave Portnoy's Back In Town — With Visit To Hudson County Pizzeria 'Bullied Into Sitting Down:' Dave Portnoy's Back In Town — With Visit To Hudson County Pizzeria
'Bullied Into Sitting Down:' Dave Portnoy's Back In Town — With Visit To Hudson County Pizzeria Dave Portnoy is kicking off another leg of pizza tasting in New Jersey with a stop longer than he'd hoped for in Hudson County. The Barstool Sports CEO dropped by Nino's on Bergen Street in Harrison for the first of many "One Bite" pizza reviews. "Soupy in the middle," he said outside the restaurant biting into a slice. "Good, solid. Football pizza. I'd like it a little tighter." Ultimately, he gave it a 7.4. Just as he was wrapping up, Nino's employees came out and insisted he come inside. They set him a place at a table where Portnoy said he'd been "bullied into sitting down." It was a…
Retired Prospect Park Police Chief Opening Chick-fil-A Retired Prospect Park Police Chief Opening Chick-fil-A
Retired Prospect Park Police Chief Opening Chick-fil-A Thursday, May 2, will be a big day for chicken lovers in Morris County. Chick-fil-A announced its the opening date of the new Parsippany location at 1180 Route 46.  The restaurant will be open for pick-up, dine-in, drive-thru and carryout from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the drive-thru open until 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Chick-fil-A will be closed Sundays, of course. The restaurant will be opened by Charlie Atie, the former police chief in Prospect Park. Atie retired from the police force in 2020 after 29 years of service. Atie, who has lived in the Garden State for four decades, sai…
BBQ Rebranded: Meet The Faces Behind Brand-New Bergen County Bar & Grill BBQ Rebranded: Meet The Faces Behind Brand-New Bergen County Bar & Grill
BBQ Rebranded: Meet The Faces Behind Brand-New Bergen County Bar & Grill Fink's just got a facelift, and the faces behind it are stepping into the light. Since opening in 2012, the West Madison Avenue barbecue spot in Dumont has remained largely the same. The menu, the ambiance, the people. That changed on Friday, April 26, with the grand opening of Bar 26 BBQ & Grill. "It’s healthy to reinvent yourself every once in a while — make sure you're feeling your best," said Samantha Matthews, 28, a New Milford native who's been newly-promoted to her role of assistant general manager of Bar 26, after nine years working in various roles at Fink's. "We'd been …
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 Expands Restaurant Into Morristown 'Chopped' Champion Expands Restaurant Into Morristown
'Chopped' Champion Expands Restaurant Into 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…