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Food & Wine in April

Food & Wine in April

Dine Outside at Xocolatz

Come dine al fresco for lunch or dinner at Xocolatz's sidewalk café, now open. Enjoy their new spring menu while soaking in the spring weather. It's also not too early to make your Mother's Day brunch reservations! 235 Elmer St., 908.232.3962. www.xocolatz.com

Wines at 1958 Cuban Cuisine

1958 Cuban now has a wine showroom license! While they are still BYOB, Villa Milagro Vineyards now offers its wines for sale at their restaurant. 301 South Ave. W., 908.232.3187. www.1958cubancuisine.com 

Ahrre's Coffee Roastery is Undergoing Renovations

Ahrre's Coffee Roastery is undergoing renovations! Stop in to check out their facelift, and enjoy one of their spring drinks -- a Dreamsicle or Mango Smoothie. 104 Elm St., 908.232.7977. www.ahrre.com 

Easter Bunnies at Brummer's Homemade Chocolates

Brummer's has been making homemade Easter chocolates since 1904. Stop in for white or milk chocolate bunnies and more. 125 E. Broad St., 908.232.1904. 

www.brummershomemadechocolates.com

Chocolate Bunnies at The Chocolate Bar

Spring into the Chocolate Bar and get a chocolate bunny! Owner Neil is personally making all his bunnies himself, so come and watch the dipping live while enjoying fresh gelato and sorbets, all made in the store with the finest imported Italian flavors and fresh fruits. 112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000. www.facebook.com/thechocolatebar 

Easter Platters at Kilwins

Whether you are looking for Easter Baskets or dessert platters, come in to Kilwins and let one of their associates help you put something special together for your family. Kilwins is your one stop Easter shop!! 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476. www.kilwins.com/westfield

Catering from Qdoba Mexican Eats

In case you didn't know.... Qdoba caters and delivers for your next party, as well as providing online ordering for pickup. 70 Elm St., 908.301.0050. www.qdoba.com 

Downtown Businesses Team up for Charity: The French Martini, Ella Allure, Mimi & Hill, and Evalyn Dunn Gallery Help Design Grace's House

Downtown Businesses Team up for Charity: The French Martini, Ella Allure, Mimi & Hill, and Evalyn Dunn Gallery Help Design Grace's House

The French Martini, located at 41 Elm St., was thrilled to be selected in January as one of the design teams to transform a room in Grace's House, a charitable, designer show house in Plainfield, NJ to benefit The Valerie Fund. As Angela Kurze & Brandi Wotanowski, owners at The French Martini, began to develop their vision and design for the grand foyer and staircase of the historic mansion, they visited their friends Daniela and Gabrielle at Ella Allure, located at 220 E Broad St. Immediately, the design duo at Ella Allure were on board to offer support and resourcing.

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Westfield Businesses on "George to the Rescue"

Westfield Businesses on "George to the Rescue"

Ellie Mroz Design/Michael Robert Construction contributed to an episode of "George to the Rescue" that is nominated for an Emmy

Ellie Mroz is thrilled to share that one of their 'George to the Rescue' episodes from last year was recently nominated for the New York Emmy Awards in the "Human Interest: Program/Special" category. 'George to the Rescue' visited singing prodigy Sparsh Shah, a NJ boy fighting a rare illness. An award-winning home improvement series with heart, "George to the Rescue" came to the Shah's Iselin home in February 2018, adding a recording studio as well as creating an accessible bathroom for the musician/influencer. This "George to the Rescue" episode airs April 6 on WNBC. Westfield husband-and-wife team Lead Contractor Michael Mroz of Michael Robert Construction and Lead Designer Ellie Mroz of Ellie Mroz Design were key project contributors to this segment. Watch Sparsh Shah's full episode here: https://youtu.be/lCcjrOgZc4I. Congrats Ellie & Mike!! 400 W. Broad St., 908.232.0134. www.michaelrobertconstruction.com; www.elliemrozdesign.com 

The Farmhouse Store was featured in a "George to the Rescue" segment which aired March 23

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Restaurants in the News

Restaurants in the News

Limani Seafood Grill on News 12

The Gordon Ramsey of Westfield! George from Limani Seafood Grill is on News 12 again for Greek Independence Day. Watch the segment here.  235 North Ave. W., 908.233.0052. www.limaniseafood.com 


Outta Hand Pizza on Eyewitness News

Owner of Outta Hand Pizza, Burim Regjaj, started a program to provide free meals for veterans... Read more on Eyewitness News. Way to go Burim! Outta Hand also took 'Top Pie' at Westfield Area YMCA's 4th Annual Pizza Palooza...  Read more... Outta Hand Pizza is also partnering with the Westfield Police Dept. for "Pizza with the Police" on May 2 at 4 pm. Stop by for a free pizza slice compliments of Outta Hand Pizza and a free beverage compliments of the Westfield PD. Meet Chief Battiloro and members of the Police Dept. and see their patrol cars. The kids can get a close up look inside the cars. 311 South Ave. W., 908.233.9300. www.outtahandpizza.com 

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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

Apparel/Accessories/Jewelry:

Warby Parker

Ready, set, luxuriate: Warby Parker's new Forma Collection is in at Westfield. All crafted in Italy and made just in time for the nice weather. 126 Central Ave., 908.505.0064. 

www.warbyparker.com 

Brunner Opticians
Approximately 50% of children are involved in one or more organized athletic activities. Participation carries the risk of eye injury, and 90% of sports related eye injuries are avoidable if appropriate protective eyewear is worn during game play. Brunner carries a line of sports protective eyewear which can be made into prescription as well as non-prescription lenses. Athletes who wear contact lens should also wear appropriate eye protection. An independent Dr. of Optometry is available for eye exams. 100 E. Broad St., 908.232.8182. www.brunneropticians.net

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Westfield Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 27

Westfield Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 27

The Annual Westfield Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 27, 2019, beginning at 9am. Bring the kids downtown, gather on either side of E. Broad St., and watch the festivities!

Opening ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial Monument begin at 9am. Participants in this parade are required to assemble in the Lord & Taylor (West) parking lot at 8am. This year's parade route, after the opening ceremonies, will be straight up East Broad St. ending at Fairview Cemetery. 

All Westfield organizations and businesses are invited to march in this year's Tribute to Veterans who made the supreme sacrifice fighting for the freedom we often take for granted. They are particularly honored this year because the Martin Wallberg, American Legion Post Number 3 is celebrating its 100th year anniversary. The parade committee urges organizations or individuals to either march in the parade, sponsor a wreath to be placed at the Monument or to make a financial contribution to the parade committee to help offset the costs of running the parade.

The Westfield Memorial Day Parade is sponsored by the Town of Westfield and The American Legion Martin Wallberg Post #3. 

If there are any questions regarding participation, guidelines, logistics, line of march, publicity for your organization, etc. please call Stan Cuba at 908-233-2767 (home) or 908-347-3230 (cell).

Girls' Day & Night Out Returns to Westfield May 9

Girls' Day & Night Out Returns to Westfield May 9

Shoppers get ready! Downtown Westfield's Girls' Day & Night Out event will take place May 9, 2019, from 11am to 9pm. Come out to party with your girlfriends, pamper yourself with promotions, and relax with complimentary refreshments and entertainment as you stroll among the retailers and restaurants in Downtown Westfield, NJ. It's a great time to shop for Mother's Day!

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, this annual Girls' Day & Night Out event welcomes ladies to enjoy festivities all day for shopping and refreshments until 9pm. Enjoy FREE SHOPPER PARKING all day & night on May 9, 2019 at on-street meters and parking lots, compliments of the Town of Westfield. The first 1,500 lucky ladies to register received a complimentary gift from Downtown Westfield Corporation (a secret until arrival)!  This year, registration and gift pick up will be at 118 Elm St. from 11am until 1pm (day) and 5pm until 7:30pm (night).

Sponsors will be on hand with goodies, giveaways and bags...Lord & Taylor, Stop & Shop, and Walgreens, David Realty Group and Keller Williams Realty.

REGISTER FOR GIRLS' DAY & NIGHT NOW!

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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

Don't get the winter blues! There are plenty of sales and promotions to keep you happy.

 

Art/Antiques/Home Design:

Art Show at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic

Come see the Spring Art Show "Fields of Color" by Artist Shirley Wallitsch. Reception is Saturday, March 23 from 6-8pm. All works are on view at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic or in the online portfolio. Contact Shirley Wallitsch to see the art by appointment. 100 Elmer St., 908.288.7551. www.wallitsch-art.squarespace.com

Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Evalyn Dunn is continuing to enlarge their baby and children's gift department with many unusual items. One of their most popular items is the mason jar solar nightlight. Each nightlight is handcrafted and has a cute scene along the back. When the lights go out the nightlight lights up the scene. Simply put it under a lit light bulb to charge. What a great baby gift! Stop in to the gallery to see the many choices. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412. www.evalyndunngallery.com

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Latest in Fitness & Beauty

Latest in Fitness & Beauty

Time to rebalance and reset your fitness, health and beauty goals. There are many yoga studios and spas offering great events and specials this month. 

Fitness:

Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio

Brassy Buddha invites you to celebrate their 1 Year Anniversary on March 9! They are offering donation based classes -- 8am Ashtanga & 9:30am Hot Vinyasa with live DJ -- with ALL proceeds going to Walk In Sunshine, an organization that provides support for parents and families that have lost a child. Following classes, enjoy a party with many vendors from 11am-12:30pm. Over 15 local vendors are coming... Acupuncture w/ Shara Resende, Fettle & Fare, Forevergreen, doterra, and SO many more. Sign up for class or just just stop in for the party! The weekend of March 23, Brassy Buddha begins their 21 Day Yoga Detox  -- Brassy Buddha Yoga, The Oils Room, & ViaNutrition unite for a total Spring Cleanse. 407 South Ave. W., 908.230.4047. www.brassybuddhayoga.com 

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A Message from Theresa's

A Message from Theresa's

 

To all my family, friends and loyal customers:

After an amazing 25 years of serving  the Westfield community, I am closing the doors of Theresa's Restaurant. While I am ending this professional chapter, I will be moving on to another business opportunity.

This decision was not an easy one and along with it, comes much sadness and a heavy heart.  I have truly enjoyed serving you all with delicious and memorable meals at Theresa's, Isabella's, and Mojave Grill over the years. I have met so many interesting and kind people who became regular patrons and participated along with me at school, charitable fundraisers, and community events. I am eternally grateful and will miss each and every one of you.

Downtown Westfield has been a wonderful place to conduct business but unfortunately, difficult economic times and regulatory restrictions make it impossible to keep the doors open.  

I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life and hopefully, our paths will cross again soon. 

Sincerely,
Robert Scalera