Guerriero Gelato Shutters Flagship North Jersey Location Guerriero Gelato Shutters Flagship North Jersey Location
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Flagship North Jersey Location Guerriero Gelato is continuing to downsize. A month after announcing the closure of its location in Morristown, the gelateria announced it will be closing its Montclair location in October after 10 years. "This is very emotional for us," the company wrote on social media. "This was the first shop we built out ourselves. We made friendships that will last a lifetime." The eatery said while the Montclair store remains popular, they cannot keep up with rising taxes, rent, cost of living, labor and food.  "We hope that we can all make progress against the ridiculous cost of living a…
Modern Greek Restaurant Brings Nightclub, Belly Dancers To Bergen County Modern Greek Restaurant Brings Nightclub, Belly Dancers To Bergen County
Modern Greek Restaurant Brings Nightclub, Belly Dancers To Bergen County Get ready to say Opa! to a new restaurant in Englewood. Caldera at Vida is opening in Englewood at 16 Armory St., specializing in modern Greek cuisine.  The establishment has been newly remodeled and promises live entertainment with "two floors of fun," including a nightclub open Friday and Saturday nights. Live belly dancers will be on Saturdays for Marrackech Nights. The menu boasts an array of specialty cocktails for $16 and $17, as well as modern twists on Greek favorites including lavraki (bronzino), a chicken tzatziki bowl, shrimp pasta, and more. The kitchen is run by Chef Car…
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 …
Popular Bar, Pizzeria Announces Open Date For Bergen County Location Popular Bar, Pizzeria Announces Open Date For Bergen County Location
Popular Bar, Pizzeria Announces Open Date For Bergen County Location A popular bar and restaurant with nine locations in New Jersey is opening another later this month. Tommy's Tavern + Tap announced on Instagram that its Edgewater location will open at City Place on Wednesday, June 26. The expansive Tommy's menu includes pizza, burgers, salads, small plates, sushi, beer, cocktails, wine, happy hour specials, and more. Tommy's has locations in Sea Bright, Freehold, Clifton, Bridgewater, Edison, Princeton, Morris Plains, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, and now Edgewater. Tommy's Tavern + Tap, 11 The Promenade at City Place, Edgewater.
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…
Bergen County Candy Shop That Blended Whimsy With Class Slated For Closure Bergen County Candy Shop That Blended Whimsy With Class Slated For Closure
Bergen County Candy Shop That Blended Whimsy With Class Slated For Closure A Bergen County candy store launched by an owner with a sweet desire to be both tap into her creative side and be part of her community's fabric is slated for closure. Westwood Candy Company & Gift Shoppe, owned by Kim Aluotto, will close on June 29. Aluotto opened the store shortly after moving to the area with her family from Denville in 2021. She left her full-time job as an occupational therapist to fulfill her dream of opening a candy and gift shop, something with a little bit more eccentricity and flexibility. "I love working with people and I had this idea of candy and gifts — …
'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:' Married Couple Bring Record Store, Intimate Venue To North Jersey 'Music Is Our Lifeblood:' Married Couple Bring Record Store, Intimate Venue To North Jersey
'Music Is Our Lifeblood:' Married Couple Bring Record Store, Intimate Venue To North Jersey 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…
Shuttered Bergen County Cafe Returns — This Time In New Town Shuttered Bergen County Cafe Returns — This Time In New Town
Shuttered Bergen County Cafe Returns — This Time In New Town Jack's is coming back. Jack’s Cafe and Market, which won acclaim in its 16 years in Westwood before closing last year, announced on Instagram it will be opening in River Vale this summer on Westwood Avenue. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jack's Cafe (@jacks_cafe_) Known for its fresh, never frozen breakfast, lunch, and dinner specialties and its BYOB policy, Jack’s Cafe had long been considered a staple in the heart of Westwood. Customers expressed their excitement at the news. "Can’t wait to see you and get some awesome food …
Shuttered Oradell Coffee Shop Cool Beans Replaced By 'Freestyle Italian' Restaurant ORA Shuttered Oradell Coffee Shop Cool Beans Replaced By 'Freestyle Italian' Restaurant ORA
Shuttered Oradell Coffee Shop Cool Beans Replaced By 'Freestyle Italian' Restaurant ORA Five years after Cool Beans closed, a brand-new restaurant has opened in its place. ORA, which brands itself as a "freestyle Italian" restaurant, is now open in brand-new construction on Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, where Cool Beans stood before closing in 2019. Posted by ORA FreeStyle Italian on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 "The term 'ORA' means now, or right now in Italian," its website says. "And that’s what the food is at this restaurant: a full examination of Italian cooking, but viewed through the lens of what’s happening now in American cooking." Chef and co-founder is Tom Silve…
NYC Sandwich Shop Opens In Bergen County NYC Sandwich Shop Opens In Bergen County
NYC Sandwich Shop Opens In Bergen County A New York City sandwich shop has opened in Bergen County. Compton's, owned by chef Alex Compton, has opened on Anderson Avenue in Cliffside Park. View this post on Instagram A post shared by COMPTON’S (@comptons.nyc) The shop first opened in Queens, NY in 2018 "with the goal of serving food that tastes as good as it looks," and quickly became a "go-to" neighborhood spot, its website says. The menu includes hot sandwiches for $15, parts for $16, cold sandwiches for $14, smash burgers for $13, and over-the-top eats called f*ck your diet, for …
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…
New Ice Cream Spot Coming To Bergen County New Ice Cream Spot Coming To Bergen County
New Ice Cream Spot Coming To Bergen County Just in time for summer, Bergen County is getting another ice cream spot. Bruster's Real Ice Cream will be opening in Westwood early this summer, a spokesperson for the company confirmed. This will be New Jersey's second Bruster's store, the other in Washington Township (Gloucester County). The company was founded in 1989 by Bruce Reed (who puts the "Bruce" in Buster's). His passion was offering homemade ice cream to the community. Bruster's offers a rotating selection of 24 small-batch flavors and more than 150 handcrafted recipes. There are nearly 200 independently owned locations in 22…
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…
Melting Pot Of Westwood Closes After 21 Years Melting Pot Of Westwood Closes After 21 Years
Melting Pot Of Westwood Closes After 21 Years A popular fondue restaurant is leaving Bergen County. Melting Pot of Westwood announced it will be closing on Sunday, June 2. No reason was given for the closure. "We would like to thank our many loyal guests; it has been a pleasure serving you all these years and we are grateful for your business," the restaurant wrote on its website.  "Often, family celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or other happy occasions, I hope we played our part. Not to forget the many engagements in our Lovers’ Lane section." The restaurant said gift cards can be redeemed at other loca…
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…