Old York Cellars opens wine bar and gift shop at the Quaker Bridge Mall
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Old York Cellars opens wine bar and gift shop at the Quaker Bridge Mall

Old York Cellars has opened a wine bar and gift shop on the first floor of the Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. The new 2,122 square-foot store is located near the Cheesecake Factory and guest services. Shoppers can sample wine by the glass, flight or bottle. “Lite bites” are also available for purchase, including: a…

Two Sevens restaurant in Princeton closes

Two Sevens restaurant in Princeton closes

Two Sevens Eatery & Cantina on Witherspoon Street in Princeton was closed down by the Fenwick Hospitality Group yesterday. The decision to close the eatery was announced in a message to patrons. The restaurant was an open space with large windows and an industrial feel that seated 100  people, and featured food from Central and South America….

Cherry Grove Farm cheese wins national award

Cherry Grove Farm cheese wins national award

Cherry Grove Farm in Lawrenceville has received national recognition for its “Rarebird” cheese, a washed rind, raw cow’s milk cheese produced on the farm and aged between 60 and 90 days. Rarebird won a silver medal in the “farmstead cow’s milk” category at the 2018 American Cheese Society competition in Pittsburgh. The conference is the premier…

The Gingered Peach raises almost $2G for Artworks in Trenton
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The Gingered Peach raises almost $2G for Artworks in Trenton

Joanne Canady-Browne heard about the shooting at Art All Night in Trenton last week and knew she had to do her part to show her support for Artworks, the nonprofit that organizes the event. For the last five years, she has attended the 24-hour arts festival at the Roebling Wire Works in Trenton. It is one of…

Gingered Peach owner is named James Beard Foundation fellow

Gingered Peach owner is named James Beard Foundation fellow

We’re thrilled to announce the 20 fellows participating in our 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program. Big congrats to all! Check out this year’s impressive class by following the link in our bio (????: @asicophoto) #JBFWomenLead A post shared by James Beard Foundation (@beardfoundation) on Jun 13, 2018 at 11:18am PDT Joanne Canady-Brown, owner of The…

Peacock Inn restaurant reopens tonight, May 25

Peacock Inn restaurant reopens tonight, May 25

The Peacock Inn Restaurant and Bar will reopen tonight, May 25, for dinner. Starting on Saturday, the Inn will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mark Valenza has been named executive chef. Valenza said he will introduce new menus, highlighting what he calls, “American mosaic cooking.” Dishes will include his signature port wine chicken liver pate, poached…

5 things to know about Lil Thai Pin, Princeton’s new Thai restaurant

5 things to know about Lil Thai Pin, Princeton’s new Thai restaurant

Lil Thai Pin, located on Nassau Street in downtown Princeton, has been open for about a month now. The casual Thai restaurant is located in the space formerly occupied by Hobin Chicken, the restaurant that served fried chicken, Korean and Japanese food. Naked Pizza and Porta Via were also located at the same location. 1. Little…

Peacock Inn sold to real estate company that owns Washington Crossing Inn
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Peacock Inn sold to real estate company that owns Washington Crossing Inn

The Peacock Inn, a 16-room luxury hotel on Bayard Lane in downtown Princeton, has been sold to Genesis Investment Properties, a Hamilton-based commercial retail and residential real estate investment company. Genesis also owns and operates the historic Washington Crossing Inn located in Washington Crossing, Pa. In January, the restaurant and bar at the Peacock Inn were…

Fifth annual Princeton TruckFest food truck festival will support two local organizations
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Fifth annual Princeton TruckFest food truck festival will support two local organizations

The student eating clubs at Princeton University will host the fifth annual TruckFest food truck festival on Prospect Avenue this Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. TruckFest 2018 is a collaboration between all eleven of Princeton’s eating clubs, spearheaded by the community service chairs for the clubs. The event raises money for…

Blue Point Grill raises $15,000 for Breast Cancer Resource Center
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Blue Point Grill raises $15,000 for Breast Cancer Resource Center

The Blue Point Grill’s 2018 Pink Pearl Night raised $15,000 to the Princeton YWCA’s Breast Cancer Resource Center. The event featured an eight-course seafood experience, and Witherspoon Grill’s Pink Drink Night. Pictured (l-r): Edgar Urias, executive chef at Blue Point Grill; Jess Morrison, vice president, JM Group; Kristina Daniels, assistant general manager, Blue Point Grill; Paula Flory,…

Milk & Cookies opens on Chambers Street in Princeton
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Milk & Cookies opens on Chambers Street in Princeton

A new cookie shop opened this week in Princeton, and it’s a full-on fest of chocolate chips, ginger, M&Ms, confetti and more. Milk & Cookies offers 16 varieties of cookies, from the traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin  cookies Mom used to make to snickerdoodles, ginger chunk and peppermint bark. The shop also offers gluten-free…

Hopewell restaurant week will feature two new eateries

Hopewell restaurant week will feature two new eateries

More than 10 eateries will participate in the fourth annual winter restaurant week March 5 to 11 in Hopewell Borough, including newcomers Thana Thai and Entrata. Thana Thai, formerly Da’s Kitchen, is located at 21 East Broad Street and offers traditional Thai food. Entrata opened earlier this month at 9 East Broad Street. The family-run, independent restaurant…

New Greek Restaurant slated to open this month on Leigh Avenue in Princeton

New Greek Restaurant slated to open this month on Leigh Avenue in Princeton

A new bistro called Local Greek will take over the vacant commercial space in the building at 44 Leigh Avenue in Princeton. The building, which is across the street from Tortuga’s Mexican Village, once housed Cafe 44, a Guatemalan restaurant and then a deli-style eatery. Tony Kanterakis believes he has the winning formula to make Local…

Chopt salad chain to open at Princeton Shopping Center next week

Chopt salad chain to open at Princeton Shopping Center next week

Chopt Creative Salad Co., a chain that was founded in New York City in 2001, will open a new eatery at the former site of the Sherwin-Williams paint store at the Princeton Shopping Center next week. The chain, which describes itself as a “fast-casual” restaurant, sells salads, soups, snacks and beverages. The Princeton location will…

Fenwick Hospitality’s latest Princeton restaurant slated to open in early December
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Fenwick Hospitality’s latest Princeton restaurant slated to open in early December

Fenwick Hospitality, the company that owns Agricola, the Dinky Bar, and Cargot Brasserie will be opening a fourth restaurant in downtown Princeton in early December if all goes as planned, owner Jim Nawn told the Princeton Council Monday night. Officials voted to transfer the liquor license from the former Main Street Bistro at the Princeton…