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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant Opening Franchises in NJ

Toms River & Metuchen, NJ (November 30, 2022) – Margaritas Mexican Restaurants – a popular 35-year-old Northeast full-service brand known for its inviting and authentic Mexican atmosphere, scratch kitchen and the best margaritas outside of Mexico – announced the signing of a multi-unit franchise agreement including its two existing New Jersey restaurants located in Toms River and Metuchen, plus three new locations to open in the state by 2028. Behind the multi-unit signed agreement are seasoned restaurant entrepreneurs Agam Vaidya, Sanjay Patel and Dipak Patel. Agam always wanted to go into business for himself, and with over three decades of experience in the restaurant industry – working as a line cook all the way up to director of operations managing 13+ restaurants from NYC to Philadelphia – he was ready to take the next leap. Agam and Sanjay – best friends of 30 years – met while working together in... Read more →

Chef Chance Anies Now Chef in Residency at Volvér on Kimmel Cultural Campus

* Chef Anies will use the unique opportunity to support spotlight and elevate the profile of Filipino food while raising seed funding for a brand-new brick-and-mortar restaurant * Philadelphia, PA - Chef Jose Garces announces Chef Chance Anies as the next Chef in Residency at Volvér on Kimmel Cultural Campus. Chef Anies' residency will run through January 8, 2023. Funding will both help Chef open a brand new brick and mortar restaurant and raise money for his selected charity Hope for Kids. Currently, Anies' menu will include Lumpia, Pandesal, Embutido Meatballs, Arroz Caldo, Short Rib Kare Kare, Pork Munggo, Pancit Palabok, Pinakbet, Leche Flan and Turon. For the new Chefs in Residency Program, each Chef will showcase their top signature dishes on the Volvér menu for six to eight weeks, alongside Chef Garces' signature Portuguese-inspired dishes. Through a special donation program in partnership with the Garces Foundation, each Chef in... Read more →

CNB Business News: Philadelphia's Original Christmas Pop-Up Bar Tinsel Lights Up Center City...

...WITH ALL NEW HOLIDAY INSTALLATIONS, CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS AND SANTA GRITTY Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up Bar Black Friday to New Year's Eve 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 Philadelphia, PA - Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group announce the return of Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar at 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia. The mad elves from Tradesman's, BRU Craft & Wurst, Blume, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, Kontrol, Sueno and Finn McCool's Ale House have spent months decking the halls bringing back this holiday sensation. Look for all new designs, new artists, more decor, extra twinkle, added glitter, festive holiday tunes, new cocktails, custom cups and ornaments, and much more bling. There are tons of new surprises to share this year - including the largest amount of original art pieces and installations ever in the history of the space. Merry-makers will find 10,000+ twinkling lights, 2,000+ glittering ornaments, thousands of ribbons and... Read more →

Kalaya Thai Kitchen in Fishtown on Tuesday, Nov. 29

Kalaya’s Next Chapter Philadelphia, PA – Roughly nine months after breaking ground, Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon and her partners are ready to open the doors of their expansive new Kalaya, located at 4 West Palmer Street, between Frankford Avenue and Front Street in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. The restaurant, inspired by and named after Suntaranon’s mother, will begin dinner service on Tuesday, November 29th. In partnership with Defined Hospitality (Suraya, Pizzeria Beddia, R&D Cocktail Bar, Condesa/El Techo), the new Kalaya features a large open kitchen, a full bar, and 145 seats inside the 5,500 square-foot space with architectural design by Stokes Architecture. The restaurant will be open seven days a week, with dinner offered between 5 and 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, with service extended until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Defined Hospitality includes partners Greg Root, Al Lucas, and Nick Kennedy. The interior was designed by Katherine Lundberg, owner of... Read more →

New Study Reveals More People are Starving; NJ Saw 89 Percent Increase

The number of Americans without enough food over one seven-day period spiked by 89 percent in New Jersey, 47 percent in Pennsylvania, and 30 percent nationwide between October of 2021 and October of 2022, according to a report by the nonprofit group Hunger Free America, based on an analysis of federal data. The report was released today at a press conference with Hunger Free America CEO Joel Berg, NJ Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Congressman Andy Kim, and Food Bank of South Jersey President & CEO Fred Wasiak. Over that year, the number of people without enough food increased from 500,022 to 942,604 in New Jersey, from 616,836 to 907,960 in Pennsylvania, and from 19.9 million to 25.7 million nationwide. Hunger Free America attributes the surge in food insecurity to the expiration of the expanded Child Tax Credit and universal school meals, coupled with the impact of inflation. Many federal benefit... Read more →


HAWTHORNE'S RESTAURANT GROUP ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING Philadelphia, PA - Hawthorne's Restaurant Group announces the grand opening of Grace and Proper at 941 S. 8th Street this Friday at 4:00pm. Husband-wife duo Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico have teamed up with their long-time operations director Susan Freeman on the opening of this new vintage Eurobar located in the Italian Market. Grace and Proper is named and designed to celebrate both the New and Old World together, where classy meets comfortable. While the Portuguese-inspired food menu will surely entice locals and visitors, the cocktails and wines will be the star of the show at this latest addition to the thriving Philadelphia bar scene. The 660 square ft. space will offer seating inside and outside for 70+ guests, with bar and high-top seating. Opening hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4:00pm to Midnight, Friday and Saturday, Noon to 1:00am, and Sunday, Noon... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Bagels and Co. Taking Over Philly

GRAND OPENING INFORMATION FOR FISHTOWN: Bagels and Co. is about to take over Philadelphia with a citywide expansion that will see six new bagel and coffee shops expand to six new locations. Glu Hospitality and co-owners Derek Gibbons and Tim Lu announce that the popular Northern Liberties-based bagel, coffee, lunch and deli shop will now open new locations in Fishtown, Brewerytown, Temple Campus, Rittenhouse, Midtown Village and Center City. The first new location is now ready! Bagels and Co. Fishtown will grand open this Friday, November 18th, with a free bagel and cream cheese giveaway between 8:00am to 10:00am and no purchase necessary. On Saturday, November 19th the grand opening continues with free coffee from 9:00am to 11:00am. On Small Business Saturday, on Saturday, November 26th, Bagels and Co. will offer a free $10 gift card when you purchase a $50 gift card, plus a free small hot/iced coffee when... Read more →

All Aboard The Pullman Restaurant & Bar!

The Main Line’s Newest Hotspot Steams into Bryn Mawr on Friday, November 18th Owner Jenny Hammer and Executive Chef Corey Baver Photo Credit: Ali Waxman After nearly two years idling in the station, The Pullman Restaurant & Bar has finally arrived on the Main line! Located at 39 Morris Avenue on the site of the former Tango Restaurant along the south side tracks of the Bryn Mawr train station, the newly renovated 7,000-square-foot space has been transformed into a chic new restaurant and supper club that harkens back to a bygone era of understated luxury and opulence. “The concept is a nod to the iconic Pullman dining cars of the 1940s, offering guests a quintessential railcar dining and drinking experience, but with a contemporary twist,” explained Roni and Jennifer Hammer of Two Dames Dining Group, the mother/daughter partners and visionaries behind the concept. “Our goal was to transport guests back... Read more →

Tyson Recalls Ground Beef Products

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2022 – Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., an Amarillo, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 93,697 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically reflective mirror-like material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw, ground beef items were produced on November 2, 2022. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]: 10-lb. chubs containing “HILL COUNTRY FARE GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN/ 27% FAT with BEST BEFORE OR FREEZE BY: NOV 25, 2022.” 5-lb. chubs containing “HILL COUNTRY FARE GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN/ 27% FAT with BEST BEFORE OR FREEZE BY: NOV 25, 2022.” 5-lb. chubs containing “H-E-B GROUND CHUCK GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN/ 20% FAT.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 245E” on the seam of the chub. These items were shipped to retail locations in Texas. The problem was discovered... Read more →

Craftsman Row Saloon Goes Bigger, Brighter and More Bling for Christmas Pop-up

Philadelphia, PA - Craftsman Row Saloon, at 112 S. 8th Street, announces the debut of its annual Christmas Pop-up that is bigger, brighter, and even more bling for the 2022 season. The Jewelers' Row restaurant and bar is Philadelphia's lively sit-down restaurant. Owners and operators brother-sister duo George and Vasiliki Tsiouris are thrilled to welcome all the holiday merry-makers back into the Christmas wonderland that features over 50,000 ornaments, thousands of lights, and over 5,000 feet of garland, and 100 wreaths, 50 nutcrackers, and hundreds of deer and Santa dolls. Guests will be transported into a true Winter Wonderland in the middle of Philadelphia. There will also be a special food and dessert menu from the 25th until January, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty cocktails. Look for giant signature over-the-top holiday milkshakes Pumpkin’ to Talk About (pumpkin ice cream, festive pretzel stick, slice of pumpkin pie, holiday sprinkles) and All... Read more →

Looking for Your One Stop Christmas Shop

Mother-Daughter Owned Business Offers Delectable Premium Chocolates, Cookies, Nuts, Fruits, and More—Plus $5 Off with Promo Code PRBONNIE [NOV 9, 2022, NYC, NY] – Moms always look out for you, and the mother-daughter team behind Bonnie & Pop has some holiday wisdom to share. “Plan ahead, and don’t waste time going from store to store.” So while Christmas and Chanukah seem eons away, it’s not too soon to make a list, check it twice, and get a jump on the busiest time of the year. Bonnie & Pop’s got you covered. They have an unbelievable selection of irresistible gourmet treats – decadent chocolates, sweet and salty, fruity and creamy, nutty and chewy - for all your friends, relatives, co-workers, teachers, the doorman, the dog-walker, your hairdresser… (you get the picture!) You’ll find the perfect holiday gift for absolutely everyone, whether they’re chocoholics or just plain nuts for nuts. All it... Read more →

CNB Business News: Best of Philly Chef Collab Nov. 15

River Twice’s Next Hidden in Plain Sight Dinner Features Two of Most Recent Best of Philly Chefs Randy Rucker and Eli Collins on Tuesday, November 15th In 2021, Philadelphia Magazine named River Twice Chef Randy Rucker Best Chef. In 2022, Eli Collins, the Executive Chef of and, earned the prestigious honors. Now, the two are teaming up for the first time ever, joining forces in the kitchen for the next collaborative dinner in River Twice’s Hidden in Plain Sights series. The dinner will take place on Tuesday, November 15th beginning at 5 p.m. at River Twice, located at 1601 E. Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. The seven-course tasting will feature both indoor and outdoor seating. The price is $115 per person, or $130 at the six-seat chef’s counter. Due to the nature of the event, dietary restrictions unfortunately cannot be accommodated. Reservations can be made now via Resy.... Read more →

Philly Restaurant News: 13 Northern Liberties Restaurants Compete in Monster Mash Bloody Marys Challenge

Anejo Philadelphia by Kris Kennedy Philadelphia, PA - Bartenders were working in their restaurants late one night, when from their bars to their streeteries they beheld an eerie sight. The city's top Bloody Mary began to rise, and suddenly to their surprise the top foodie neighborhood did the mash. Neighbors and visitors are doing the Monster Mash. The Northern Liberties Bloody Mary Challenge will be a true spooky-season smash. With tons of great brunch spots all in a row, the competition caught on in a bacon-infused flash! From restaurants lining North Second Street and even Jerry's to the East, one by one from Urban Village and El Camino, did the vampires crave a feast. With Figo and Anejo showcasing their humble abodes, the neighborhood will get a jolt from the winner's red-hot electrodes. Zombies over 21 will be having tons of fun, but as the locals know brunch season has... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA EVENT: Black Ties, Ball Gowns & Sneakers!

Chef Ange Branca and Friends are Organizing Philly’s First ‘Trauma Survivors Foundation Black Tie & Sneakers Masquerade Ball’ at LIVE! Casino on Saturday, November 5th For the first time since the foundation was created in 2013, the Trauma Survivors Foundation’s Black Tie & Sneakers Masquerade Ball will be coming to Philadelphia as LIVE! The casino will host the 1,000-person gala fundraiser on Saturday, November 5th from 7 to 11 p.m. inside the property’s Event Center at 900 Packer Avenue in South Philly. The Ball, for short (it’s a mouthful, after all), will begin with a sumptuous cocktail hour featuring music from SNACKTIME, Philly’s favorite brass band. An open bar featuring beer, wine, cocktails, and craft spirits from an all-star cast of regional producers, include Philadelphia Distilling, Revivalist Gin, Resurgent Whiskey, Boardroom Spirits, Dad’s Hat PA Rye, Five Saints Distillery, and Kiki Vodka. Wines will be served from Gloucester County, NJ’s... Read more →

CNB Food N Drink: BAKE'N BACON Bringing Bacon Themed Restaurant/BAR to South Philly

photo credit Justin Steere Photography I * Black-owned food truck operator will go brick and mortar in new bacon-centric restaurant and bar to Passyunk Square, South Philly and Italian Market neighborhood Philadelphia, PA - The region's top bacon focused food truck is going brick and mortar! Owner and Chef Justin Coleman announces that Bake'N Bacon will open a new bacon themed restaurant in South Philly this winter at 1148-50 S. 11th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147. The 2,500 sq. feet space will seat around 74 people inside and around two dozen outside, with room for more as they complete additional dining and event space. From the kitchen, foodies will find Bacon BBQ, Bacon Mac, Bacon Buffalo Sandwiches - and more handhelds, plus Bacon Burnt Ends, Bacon Caramel Pound Cake, Chocolate Covered Bacon, and Coleman's favorites Savory Brisket Waffle and Bacon Brisket Sandwich. The Black-owned restaurant and bar will have a full... Read more →

Brandywine Branch Distillers Offering Botanical Whiskeys

Rooted in Nature Award-Winning Resurgent Introduces a New Era in Whiskey with Two Botanical Whiskeys this October Brandywine Branch Distillers, makers of the award-winning craft spirits, Revivalist Botanical Gin and Resurgent Whiskey, is introducing a new line of botanical whiskeys this October. The innovative new line will launch with two expressions: sarsaparilla with cherry bark and licorice root; and coffee bean with chicory root. Unlike many other whiskeys that contain sugar and ‘other natural flavors,’ Resurgent is infused, not flavored, using only the finest botanicals. These all-natural whiskeys have no sugar, no WONF (with other natural flavors), and no preservatives. “We are trying to target whiskey lovers and cocktail lovers who care about what goes into their spirits as much as they care about the taste,” said Scott Avellino, who founded Resurgent Whiskeys and Revivalist Gins with his brother, Don. “We are very proud of all of our award-winning products... Read more →

"Fill The Truck Food Event" Benefits Maple Shade Food Bank

The third annual "Fill the Truck Food Event" benefitting the Maple Shade Food Bank starts Monday, October 3rd. The Maple Shade Police Department announces the 3rd annual "Fill The Truck Food Event" starting Monday, October 3rd. Shaders are being asked to help their fellow Shaders this holiday season by donating non-perishable items. Please see attached Flyer for more details and the drop-off locations. The event runs until Tuesday, November 15th. If you drop off your donation in person at the Maple Shade Custard Stand, you can meet your Police Chaplains and First Responders and receive free water ice compliments of the Maple Shade Custard Stand. Read more →

Friendly Burger Contest to Benefit Local Parks and Rec.

Burgers for Ballfields The Fare Porter and Burgertime Holding Friendly Burger Contest to Benefit Local Parks & Rec Marcello De Fao, the chef/owner of The Fare Porter in Haddonfield, NJ, and Dane DeMarco, the chef/owner of Burgertime in Audubon, NJ, have decided to team up to host a friendly burger contest in South Jersey, with funds raised going towards the parks & recreation departments for the respective communities where each restaurant is located. Throughout the month of October, beginning on Sunday, October 1, and going through Halloween, whichever business sells more burgers will take 75 percent of the proceeds raised, and donate them to their town’s parks & rec department to pay for baseball field upkeep, renovations, construction, and other necessary improvements. “There are no losers here,” said De Fao. “Everybody wins. Dane will sell some delicious burgers, as will we, and at the end of the month, all of... Read more →

How Does Delivery Software for Restaurants Work?

The global pandemic led to a rise in demand for food delivery services. However, customers quickly came to see how expensive it is to get food through a third-party provider. They were dismayed to see their bill almost double at times because of the fees charged by these providers. Consumers weren't alone. Restaurant owners were paying exorbitant commissions to these delivery platforms. This cut into profits because passing these fees on to customers could lead to a loss of business. Why are third-party platforms able to charge so much? How can software for your restaurant address these issues? Market Consolidation One reason a third-party provider has the power to charge excessive fees is there is limited competition within the industry. Major players in the industry buy out smaller companies. This allows them to dictate the prices users and restaurants pay. Proprietary Technology The use of machine learning and artificial intelligence... Read more →


Look for the most elaborate Nightmare Before Tinsel ever with an all-new theme, design, and custom art by Artist and Interior Designer Scott Johnston * Philadelphia, PA - Ghosts and ghouls, witching hour approaches. Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group - the creators of Philadelphia's Christmas Pop-up Bar - announce the grand opening of Nightmare Before Tinsel for the 2022 Spooky Season. Philadelphia's Halloween Pop-up Bar will creak open its doors earlier. Starting this Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 4:00 pm, enter a mysterious new world created inside a 100+ former jewelry store space at 116 S. 12th Street in Midtown Village. Among the ghosts that still haunt the space - including the spirits of Tinsel's past - look for eerie ambiance, scary photo opps, witches bru cocktails, seasonal fall beers, costumed bartenders, and tons of frights and flights. For 2022, Nightmare Before Tinsel will debut its new season theme... Read more →

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Atlantic City Offering Tour of Cuba Menu & TikTok Recipes

... In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month  Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Atlantic City, located inside Tropicana Casino & Resort, is kicking-off National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with a “Tour of Cuba” menu and a new TikTok recipe series as part of the month-long celebration. “As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we invite guests to celebrate and honor the rich traditions of Latin cultures,” said Cuba Libre’s Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot. “We look forward to celebrating this exciting time with our guests with the launch of our ‘Tour of Cuba’ program and recipe series on our new TikTok channel.” From September 15 to October 15, the restaurant will offer a “Tour of Cuba” three-course prix-fixe menu for $40.22. The three-course meal features numerous traditional and classic Cuban dishes from the restaurant’s regular menu. Guests choose from delicious aperitivos (starters) like black bean soup, pineapple guacamole... Read more →

EAST HANOVER: Flaming Grill & Modern Buffet Now Open

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for Monday, September 26th at 4:30 p.m. Complimentary Dinner Following Ribbon Cutting for Police Officers, Firefighters, Healthcare Workers and Other First Responders Flaming Grill & Modern Buffet, a family-friendly restaurant presenting phenomenal value for seafood, hibachi, American, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine lovers, has opened their first New Jersey location at 240 Route 10 West in East Hanover, NJ. The expansive, 10,000-square-foot new restaurants will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony with East Hanover Mayor Joseph Pannullo and a variety of area VIPs on Monday, September 26th at 4:30 p.m. “This new restaurant will allow North Jersey residents to enjoy more than 360 items from a variety of ten buffet stations featuring seafood (including both Cajun and steamed fresh lobster, snow crab, blue crab, shrimp and mussels!), sushi, hibachi compositions, and a wide variety of American and Asian-inspired dishes featuring meat and vegetarian options, as well as an abundance... Read more →

CNBNews Pet Tips: The Health Benefits to Flexitarianism

(NAPSI)—If U.S. dogs and cats were their own country, they’d rank fifth in global meat consumption. In fact, through their diet, our pets constitute about 25–30% of the environmental impacts from animal production in terms of the use of land, water, fossil fuel, phosphate, and biocides in the United States. Imagine the environmental impact if the 90 million dogs in the United States consumed just 25% less meat-based food. There are health benefits to flexitarianism, too. A recent study shows that vegan diets for dogs may be linked with better health, and could be less hazardous, than meat-based diets. Statistical analysis of the survey results suggested that, overall, dogs on conventional diets were less healthy than dogs on vegan diets. It stands to reason that even a reduction of meat-based food in a pet’s diet will have an impact on overall health, which can lead to a reduction in vet... Read more →

Philly Burger Brawl Makes Sizzling Return Oct. 23

60 RESTAURANTS READY TO FIRE UP THE GRILL FOR PHILADELPHIA YOUTH * Philadelphia's largest burger and food competition and benefit returns to Xfinity Live after a two-year pandemic break * Philadelphia, PA - Philly Burger Brawl is back, and ready to fire up the grills for its tenth edition on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Xfinity Live, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Over 60 restaurants are ready to battle for burger bragging rights all to help Philadelphia youth. Burger lovers and foodies are all invited to enjoy all-you-can-eat samples of the region's best, most inventive and most unusual burger creations. Festival goers will then cast their vote for People's Choice, while food critics, writers and celebrity judges pick the Judge's Choice. Festivities will include a cocktail competition, music, entertainment and other surprises. Tickets are on sale at for general admission for $35 through Labor Day, $40 through September... Read more →

New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverages Limits Events, Bans Food Trucks at Breweries

Joshua Rainey Photography | (The Center Square) – Breweries are upset with regulations imposed on them by the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control through their license renewals, particularly since an expected formal public review process never happened. Craft breweries under limited licenses were never intended to get the same privileges of a consumption venue, such as a sports bar or restaurant under legislative intent, a release from the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety said when the special ruling was issued in May 2019. But craft breweries began serving beyond what limited licenses allowed. Bars and restaurant owners, whose licenses hold full retail privileges, made complaints of unfair competition. The New Jersey Brewers Guild’s executive director, Eric Orlando, told The Center Square that his organization and other stakeholders had a meeting with the ABC in late spring to offer final input into what they expected... Read more →

Philly Events: Garces Foundation Food Fest and Fundraiser

Philadelphia, PA - The Garces Foundation announces the delicious return of the 10th Food Fest and Fundraiser on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, at Live! Hotel and Casino. James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces will host the best food showcase of the fall with three dozen top chefs and restaurants from around the region for an evening filled with dishes, drinks, live music, dancing, photo opportunities, exclusive auctions and other surprises. Guests will enjoy unlimited bites and sips while they mix and mingle for a great cause - to help provide food, medical care and educational services to Philadelphia's immigrant community. For the event's return, Garces will showcase culinary offerings from Amada, Volver, Buena Onda, The Olde Bar, Village Whiskey, Hook and Master and Garces Trading Company. Garces restaurants will be joined by Izakaya by Yanaga, Bridget Foy's, Dim Sum House by Jane G's, Restaurant Aleksandar,... Read more →

Bagels and Co. is About to Take Over Philadelphia

GLU HOSPITALITY ANNOUNCES CITYWIDE EXPANSION OF BAGELS AND CO. WITH SIX NEW LOCATIONS READY TO TAKE OVER PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia, PA - Bagels and Co. is about to take over Philadelphia with a citywide expansion that will see six new bagel and coffee shops expand to six new locations. Glu Hospitality and co-owners Derek Gibbons and Tim Lu announce that the popular Northern Liberties-based bagel, coffee, lunch and deli shop will now open new locations in Fishtown, Brewerytown, Temple Campus, Rittenhouse, Midtown Village and Center City. The first new location is set to open in September in Fishtown with a free weekend of bagels for their new neighbors, with details to be announced. Currently, Bagels and Co. is operating all operations out of their Northern Liberties flagship location at the Piazza on Philadelphia's restaurant row, at 1001 N. 2nd Street, nestled between their other restaurants Figo, Set No Libs and Anejo... Read more →

CNB Business: Food Business Basics Workshop for Food Entrepreneurs

Food Business Basics Workshop for early-stage Rutgers Eco Complex, 1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505. Food Business Basics is a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn critical aspects of entering or growing their business in the prepared food and beverage industry. Attendees will be in front of movers and shakers working in the industry, who will give advice on to how create, commercialize, market, and sell in this competitive market. On this day, there will be information on consumer trends, brand strategy, packaging trends, accounting basics, business structure, protecting intellectual property, co-manufacturing, sales strategy, food safety, and so much more. Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022 Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM Location: Rutgers Eco Complex, 1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505 Registration fee: Early Bird: $250 (Available until September 30, 2022) Regular Fee: $300 (Available until November 1, 2022) REGISTER HERE To learn more about the workshop, contact... Read more →


WITH 60 RESTAURANTS READY TO FIRE UP THE GRILL FOR PHILADELPHIA YOUTH Philadelphia's largest burger and food competition and benefit returns to Xfinity Live after a two-year pandemic break * Philadelphia, PA - Philly Burger Brawl is back and ready to fire up the grills for its tenth edition on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Xfinity Live, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Over 60 restaurants are ready to battle for burger bragging rights, all to help Philadelphia youth. Burger lovers and foodies are all invited to enjoy all-you-can-eat samples of the region's best, most inventive, and most unusual burger creations. Festival goers will then cast their vote for People's Choice, while food critics, writers, and celebrity judges pick the Judge's Choice. Festivities will include a Jim Beam Black cocktail competition, music, entertainment, and other surprises. Tickets are on sale at for general admission for $35 through Labor Day,... Read more →

Iron Chef Jose Garces Reinvents Garces Trading Co.

...WITH THE FIRST NEW CAFE AND MARKETPLACE LOCATION COMING CIRA CENTRE Philadelphia, PA - James Beard Award Winner Chef Jose Garces announces the return of one of his most beloved restaurant and hospitality concepts. Garces Trading Company (GTC) returns this fall as a collection of casual cafes that are part coffee shop, restaurant, bakery, marketplace, wine shop and corporate catering solution. The first new brick-and-mortar Garces Trading Company location will debut in Philadelphia in September at Cira Centre (2929 Arch Street), just steps from 30th Street Station and situated at the gateway to the Schuylkill Yards neighborhood. The Cira Centre location will feature seating for 130 people, a balcony executive dining room, grab and go offerings, wine shop and marketplace. Additional locations will be announced later this fall. Each location will share a common vision, menu items, marketplace offerings and general aesthetic, yet each location will also shine individually with... Read more →

Parks on Tap Traveling Beer Garden on the Move

STOPS CLARK PARK, PENN TREATY PARK, COLUMBUS SQUARE, MATTHIAS BALDWIN AND SCHUYLKILL BANKS Philadelphia, PA - Philly’s traveling beer garden that gives back is on the move again! Parks on Tap shifts out of the park and into drive as its journey back to its original format begins Labor Day weekend. For the first time since COVID-19, Parks on Tap will travel to a new park every week. Parks on Tap will remain at the stunning Water Works location until August 28th. Starting August 31st, fans of Parks on Tap can anticipate a new park every Wednesday – Sunday, starting at Penn Treaty Park, Clark Park, Columbus Square, and Matthias Baldwin, ending at Schuylkill Banks. Each location will offer everything fans have grown to expect from local brews, fresh bites, a variety of seating, lighting, and clean restrooms in a contained area of the public park areas. This unique collaboration... Read more →

CNB ENTERTAINMENT: Blues Traveler Announces Additional Dates

For 35th Anniversary Tour The Ionic Band Will Be Performing Songs From Their Latest Grammy®-Nominated Album Travelers Blue’s As Well As The Songs That Defined Them Seminal, Six-Time, Platinum Rockers Blues Traveler has revealed that their 35th Anniversary celebration will continue well into the Fall as they announce additional dates for their successful tour. Tickets for the “Blues Traveler 35th Anniversary Tour” can be purchased at Throughout the tour, the seminal band has been performing a revival of songs that has spanned more than three decades and 14 hit albums – including the iconic four, which went six-times Platinum and spawned the definitive “Run-Around” (garnering their first Grammy Award). Audiences can also expect to hear the band’s Billboard-topping smash singles like “Hook” and “But Anyway,” as well as their new, blues-infused renditions of some of their favorite classic blues songs, originally recorded by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Freddie... Read more →

Philly Happenings: Omakase by Yanaga in Fishtown Grand Opening

OmakasebyYanaga-Photo by Eddy Marenco PHILLY SUSHI WHISPERER KEVIN YANAGA AND GLU HOSPITALITY GRAND OPENING OMAKASE BY YANAGA IN FISHTOWN WITH 25 COURSE TASTING MENU Philadelphia, PA - Philly's Sushi Whisperer Kevin Yanaga and Glu Hospitality announce the grand opening of Omakase by Yanaga in Fishtown at 1832 Frankford Avenue. Omakase is a Japanese cuisine-style “menu” that is completely left in the hands of the Chef. Chef Yanaga will be preparing his Kaiseki style Omakase, in the intimate and exclusive eight-seat dining area attached to the already existing Izakaya by Yanaga restaurant. Through the discrete double doors to the back of Izakaya, each guest will enter a unique tasting room where they will sit facing Chef around a custom sushi bar, where Chef will perform his culinary craft nightly. Every diner will spend the 90 minute experience with the Chef watching his artistry, sharing stories and learning about the dishes. All... Read more →

Grand Opening of Buena Onda in Rittenhouse Friday

IRON CHEF CHEF JOSE GARCES ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF BUENA ONDA IN RITTENHOUSE AS PART OF A NATIONAL EXPANSION * The new location grand opens this weekend with free chips and salsa on opening day Philadelphia, PA - James Beard award-winner and Iron Chef Jose Garces announces the grand opening of Buena Onda in Rittenhouse Square on Friday, August 12th. The new location is located at 114 S. 20th Street, next to Chef's famed Village Whiskey. Buena Onda is Chef's famed taqueria that is inspired by the spirit and good vibes of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. The new Rittenhouse location features indoor and outdoor seating for 48 guests, Baja-inspired vibes, a new interior design, and a new Buena Onda marketplace. Buena Onda Rittenhouse represents not just a new restaurant and concept for Center City and Rittenhouse, but this is the first location to debut as part of a larger national... Read more →

Garces Eats, to Debut at Wells Fargo Center in October

WELLS FARGO CENTER PARTNERS WITH JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING IRON CHEF JOSE GARCES FOR A BRAND-NEW CULINARY CONCEPT, GARCES EATS, TO DEBUT THIS FALL PHILADELPHIA, PA – Wells Fargo Center and James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces today announced plans for a new culinary concept, Garces Eats, to debut at the arena in October at the start of the 2022-23 NHL and NBA seasons. Garces Eats will replace The Bistro stand on the Broad Street side of the Club Level at Wells Fargo Center and will feature a rotating menu to highlight many of Chef Garces’ most notable dishes from his iconic restaurants throughout Philadelphia. “Having the opportunity to bring my Garces Eats concept to the Club Level has been hugely exciting for me,” said Jose Garces, Founder & Chief Culinary Officer of Garces. “At its core, Garces Eats is intended as an extension of my personal test kitchen &... Read more →

Map The Meal Gap

PHILADELPHIA PA--Since 2011, Feeding America has conducted its annual Map the Meal Gap study to provide its member food banks with details about food insecurity on a local level. Food insecurity is a measure of access to enough food for a healthy and active life. From the data now available, which shows food insecurity rates for 2020, we are able to see how COVID, the government provided support, and our efforts have impacted food security. courtesy of The Map the Meal Gap report gives us a glimpse beyond the national and state-level data provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. Feeding America can localize this information down to the county and congressional district levels. This allows Philabundance to look more closely at our nine-county service area that covers two states. From the 2020 data, we see: In the Philabundance service area, overall, 10.5%, or 1 in 10, people... Read more →

Gloucester Township Farmers Market Cancelled Due to Weather

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (JULY 20, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Attention residents and visitors of Gloucester Township Farmers' Market! Please be advised that due to the excessive heat advisory forecasted for this week, tomorrow’s Farmers’ Market will be cancelled. Please stay safe, hydrate, and visit us next week! Address/Location Gloucester Township, NJ 1261 Chews Landing Rd Clementon, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4000 Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: ...and then there will be none

The proposed Starbucks Coffee walk-up/drive-in may look like this. ( by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor You may have already heard that Starbucks is closing hundreds of walk-in stores and replacing them walk-up/drive-up locations. (If you are old enough, think Photomat style.) That news may have gone over your heads, especially if you don't pay Starbucks' high prices for exotic-flavored coffees. What should have caught your attention is the closing of 16 stores Starbucks announced this week. Starbucks announced this Tuesday in the Los Angeles Times "We are closing some stores in locations that have experienced high volume of challenging incidents that make it unsafe to continue to operate." One of those locations is at 10th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia. What is surprising is that location is frequented by Jefferson and Wills Eye Hospitals' employees, around the clock. However, "Police records show that there have been 17 disturbances inside... Read more →

Cold Stone Creamery Celebrating National Ice Cream Day

Cold Stone Creamery is celebrating National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17 with a few delicious offerings that will keep ice cream lovers coming back for more! Get ready to celebrate with a special offer that will be loaded on to the Cold Stone app! Simply download the app, create an account and a sweet deal will appear on Sunday, July 17! And since one day is never enough to enjoy ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery, free delivery will be available for online orders placed on all weekend long, July 15 - July 17! In addition, National Ice Cream Day is made that much sweeter this year as Cold Stone Creamery celebrates alongside OREO® in honor of their 110th birthday this year! To commemorate this incredible milestone, Cold Stone Creamery is featuring two new OREO® Creations made with the always in-demand OREO® Crème Ice Cream throughout this... Read more →

Philadelphia Man Charged with Stabbing Woman at Acme Market in Audubon

Audubon (July 4, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)- A 40-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses for the stabbing of a woman in Audubon on Sunday afternoon, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Audubon Chief of Police Thomas J. Tassi announced. CNBNewsnet graphic files An investigation was conducted on Sunday by the Audubon Police Department and the CCPO Major Crimes Unit for a reported stabbing of a woman in the parking lot of the Acme store at 608 West Nicholson Road, Audubon. On Sunday afternoon Audubon Police officers took Altirik Higgins of Philadelphia into custody in connection to the stabbing. An investigation revealed that an 80-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times as she was loading groceries into her car in the parking lot. The victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital where she remains hospitalized in stable condition. Higgins is charged with attempted murder, weapons offenses and he is... Read more →

Down to the Shore: Vanessa Wong owner of Fishtown Social Headed to Ventor NJ

by Allanah Richman | Special to CNBNewsnet Photo Credit: Mike Prince VENTOR, NJ (July 1, 2022)--In 2016, Vanessa Wong opened Fishtown Social, a natural wine shop and bar which has seen great success in an area of Philadelphia vast with growth and development. Now, she’s expanding on that success, and looking towards the Jersey Shore for her next two ventures. On Friday, July 1, Wong opened the doors to Wahine Wine Company and Fish & Whistle Market. The two new businesses will be located next door to each other in a newly constructed building at 101 N. Dorset Avenue near the foot of the Dorset Avenue Bridge in Ventnor, NJ. Wahine Wine Company will be similar to Fishtown Social, with the shelves stocked with natural wines, while also offering craft spirits and beers thanks to New Jersey’s liquor laws. Fish & Whistle Market will be a gourmet market focused on... Read more →

In Honor of National Ice Cream Month Lokal Artisan Foods and Cloud Cups Release New Collection...

...OF FRENCH TOAST BITES GELATO THAT DEBUTS DURING NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH Philadelphia, PA - Lokal Artisan Foods and owner Charisse McGill has teamed up with Cloud Cups and owner Galen Thomas on a smooth and creamy new summer treat debuting just in time for National Ice Cream Month. French Toast Bites Gelato makes its debut this weekend on July 1st at Spruce Street Harbor Park, Cherry Street Pier, Pizza Brain, Manayunk Pizza and Ashley's Deli - as well as at select local street fairs and festivals. The new collab brings together two of the region's celebrated award-winning Black-owned businesses for a new product collection that is a pivot for both businesses as both recover out of the pandemic. Cloud Cups is a local artisan gelato and sorbet company. The Today Show recently named Cloud Cups' gelato top 50 in America. For Lokal Artisan Foods, the new French Toast Bites... Read more →

Crab Du Jour Christmas in July!

Paying for Customers’ Gas in July as Prices Soar Amid Economic Challenges As people struggle to make ends meet more than ever due to the ever-changing economy, Crab Du Jour has initiated a program to ease the pain of going out to dinner, by offering $5 off per check, up to $20, every night during July for every guest who dines at the restaurant from July 1st through July 31st. The promotion includes the minimum spending per bill, $5 off $25, $10 off $50, $15 off $75 and $20 off $100. The Cajun seafood chain, with over 88 locations around the U.S., decided to do this throughout the month of July to help guests pay for gas as the economy endures the highest gas prices ever while inflation and ongoing supply chain issues continue to impact consumers. “Gas prices are the highest we’ve ever seen, and we know it’s difficult... Read more →

Booker Joins Farm Workers to Promote ‘Take Our Jobs’ Campaign   

NEW JERSEY—New Jersey’s Cory Booker today became the second United States senator to work alongside farm workers as part of the United Farm Workers' and UFW Foundation’s “Take Our Jobs” campaign for immigration reform. Last September, professional farm workers invited all 100 U.S. senators to work a day with them in the fields while immigration reform measures remain stalled in the Senate. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) worked in Ventura County vegetable fields north of Los Angeles on June 3. Working at a New Jersey farm, Sen. Booker harvested lettuce, cleaned leafy greens, and ended the day planting tomatoes. Photos of the senator working are available here.  “I left today with a renewed appreciation of the incredible job that farm workers do each day in the face of immense challenges and struggle,” said SenatorBooker. “From being the foundation of our nation’s food system to standing on the frontlines of our nation’s... Read more →

A guide to Delta-8 THC Carts in 2022

What are delta 8 carts? Delta 8 carts are cannabis oil cartridges that contain Delta 8 THC, a potent, psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp plants. Delta 8 THC is similar to Delta 9 THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, but it is legal under federal law and does not produce the same psychoactive effects. Delta 8 THC carts are available in various strains and flavors and can use them to provide relief from pain, anxiety, and other medical conditions. Delta 8 carts are also popular among recreational users for their ability to create a powerful psychoactive experience. Exploring D8’s Effect on The Body D8 is a synthetic cannabinoid developed initially for use as an insecticide. However, it has since been searched to have psychoactive effects. Despite this, it remains available online and uses as a recreational drug. D8 can have a range of effects on the body, depending on the... Read more →

What Is The Best Place To Find Delta 9 Gummies For Sale In 2022?

What are Delta 9 Gummies? Delta 9 gummies are a cannabis-infused edible becoming increasingly popular among cannabis consumers. Delta 9 gummies are made by infusing cannabis into a gummy bear mold, resulting in a delicious and potent treat that people of all ages can enjoy. Why is Delta 9 Gummies so famous? There are a few reasons why Delta 9 Gummies have become so popular in recent years: Cannabis can be consumed in a discreet and convenient manner. Delta 9 Gummies are relatively easy to make at home, meaning that you can control the potency and ingredients. Gummies provide a delicious way to consume cannabis, making them a popular choice among those who enjoy edibles. Where can you find delta 9 THC Gummies? Delta 9 THC Gummies are popular for a reason. They offer all the great benefits of cannabis without the smoke and smell. They're easy to take, discrete,... Read more →

Kratom: A Natural Herb with a Variety of Positive Properties

Kratom is a plant that is available in retail stores and online. It is utilized in supplements due to its therapeutic properties. John Hopkins Medicine researchers discovered that Kratom contains psychoactive chemicals similar to opioids. This can help treat anxiety, depression as well as depression, pain, and. These self-reporting studies haven't been confirmed by authorities such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That is why pharmaceutical companies are researching Kratom's potential as a substitute for opioids. According to the American Kratom Association (AKA), the most effective kratom capsules available online have been spotted by over 10 million in the U.S; according to the American Kratom Association (AKA). The leaves are used to make tea or used to make tea. Additionally, Kratom is used as an herbal supplement, with a very low risk of abuse compared to opioids. However, There are many Kratom products such as kratom shots, Kratom... Read more →

What are CBD Gummies?

CBD is abbreviated as cannabidiol and is a chemical found naturally inside the hemp plant. CBD is only one of the cannabinoids found in hemp and is renowned for its pain relief and well-being properties. The plant extracts CBD and then added to gummies, lab-tested, and confirmed CBD effectiveness. Apart from gummies, CBD oil is available in tinctures that can be consumed orally, topical products to apply to the skin, and edible products like gummies, cookies, candies, and brownies. CBD Gummies are sweet and sugary, chewy treats mixed with CBD oil. It is best to consume them according to the directions by taking one or two gummies or around 20-25 mg of CBD every day. CBD gummies come from all-encompassing hemp oil made from the highest-quality hemp grown without GMOs throughout the USA. Hemp oil is infused into gummies, creating the perfect sweet treat to take CBD. What are the... Read more →

Delta-8 Gummies In 2022: Here's A Guide To The Best Delta 8 Edibles

Before you pick a company to purchase your Delta-8 gummies, it is essential to do your research and familiarize yourself with the reputation of the brand and the product better. It is crucial to choose one attentive to make sure the product is suitable for its consumers. It uses ethical guidelines from the moment of the source to harvesting and testing, and production. What are Delta-8 Gummies? Delta-8 THC is similar to the usual candy gummies in taste, but they are made up of Delta-8 extract and best delta 8 edibles marijuana products. Will Delta-8 get me high? In essence, the end, yes. A consumer might feel a buzz, but it will be less intense due to the lower potency of Delta-8 THC. The effects of psychoactive substances are less pronounced than those associated with smoking marijuana. How many Gummies could you consume at once? There isn't a recommended dosage... Read more →

Consumer Safety Tips for Outdoor Cooking

SERVPRO fire remediation specialists advise Gloucester City-area grill masters to prepare now for a safe, savory outdoor cooking season Gloucester City, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) March 18, 2022 - For many, the Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) warns families that the onset of the summer season also marks a rise in home fires started by outdoor grilling activities. According to the NFPA, on average, 10,600 home fires are started by grills each year. July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by June, May, and August.1 "Sixty-one percent of U.S. households own a gas grill," says Rick Isaacson, CEO of Servpro Industries, LLC. "A total of sixty-four percent own at least one outdoor BBQ, grill, or smoker. The popularity of this outdoor cooking equipment combined with longer, warmer days creates a unique fire hazard that should be taken... Read more →