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Farmer’s Markets

Andrea Levy May 16th, 2012

Another great time of year in Princeton is when The Princeton Farmer’s Market officially opens for the summer season outside the Princeton Public Library. And it is finally here, this Thursday, May 17th, when Vendors will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the plaza on Witherspoon Street.
I was pleased to find out that all the vendors from last year will be coming back this summer. I’m also excited to meet the new vendors — I’ve heard that one will be making crepes at the market using fresh produce from the vendors!
The opening day will also have entertainment. Gunpowder Falls will be there from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.
Details on The Princeton Farmer’s Market can be found at http://www.princetonfarmersmarket.com.
For those who can’t make the Farmer’s Market on Thursday, NJ is host to many markets across the state. For a searchable database of Farmer’s Market and related information, you can visit the Jersey Fresh section of the NJ state site at: http://www.state.nj.us/jerseyfresh/searches/urban.htm
See you at the Farmer’s Market on Thursday!

The last vestiges of Hurricane Irene?

Andrea Levy February 7th, 2012

One of the area’s most notable BYOB restaurants has finally reopened, after having been closed since Hurricane Irene damaged the facility in late August of 2011.

“It’s been a long wait. We’re so happy to be back,” said chef/owner Mark Valenza. “The good news is the closure gave us the chance to make more improvements.”

The Old Mill Square shopping center in Pennington, NJ, where Za is housed, needed extensive foundation repair. The building’s owner also did a roof line renovation and facade improvement, in addition to totally new electric, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. At the same time, Za Restaurant added new lighting, versatile booth seating and a special chef’s table to the Jewel dining room. The BYOB comfort food venue had just expanded with the addition of their Gallery dining room in May of 2011, increasing its indoor seating from 38 to 76 people.

Za Restaurant is currently accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day. This year their full al la carte menu, Lobster Bliss Winter 2012, featuring lobster in seven different dishes, will be offered for their Folie Deux event guests.  Reservations are available online or by phone. As always Za Restaurant is BYOB. Za Restaurant, 147 West Delaware Avenue, Pennington, NJ 08534, 609-737-4400.www.ZaRestaurants.com

New Year’s Resolutions?

Andrea Levy January 11th, 2012

by Andrea J. Levy

It has been said the most popular New Year’s resolutions are about losing weight, eating better, working out, and getting healthier. Based on the influx of ads for diets, supplements, gyms, etc., this time of year I guess it’s true - Health and Wellness are really important to us!

But making a resolution is one thing; making changes to your lifestyle is another.  This is why I’m looking forward to the Grand Opening of Whole Foods Market Princeton Wellness Club this Sunday, January 15th.

The Whole Foods Market Wellness Club members are empowered to make educated and positive lifestyle choices to promote long-term health and well-being through coaching, delicious food and a supportive community. Opening Day events are free and will provide a taste of what members will experience including Cooking Demos, Wellness Store Tours, and Label Readings.

I hope to see lots of folks from our community there this weekend!  Event schedule and free pre-registration for specific events can be found at http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/princeton/

Happy Healthy New Year to all!

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