Hot toddies in North Jersey that will warm you right up & more

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Boarded uses only organic produce for its charcuterie boards.
Boarded uses only organic produce for its charcuterie boards.

Hi, friends!

I hope everyone is staying warm in this frigid weather. This newsletter has some food and drink (hot toddies, anyone?) recommendations that will warm you right up. So let's get to it!

Openings

Bourbon Street Beignet, Westwood

Founder of Glaze Donuts Jule Hazou is onto something new and a little bit southern. He sold Glaze Donuts in October of 2020 and has now opened Bourbon Street Beignet, a café that specializes in beignets and chicory coffee a la New Orleans' famed Cafe du Monde. The menu includes fluffy fried beignets, croissant sandwiches, big cookies, flatbreads made on puff pastry and crumb cake croissants. $. 301 Center Ave., Westwood; 201-497-8429, bourbonstreetbeignet.com.

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Kebab & Kurries, Fairfield

The new Indian restaurant in Fairfield, Kebab & Kurries, is part of a mini-chain
The new Indian restaurant in Fairfield, Kebab & Kurries, is part of a mini-chain

Kebab & Kurries, a modern Indian BYOB that opened nearly two months ago in Fairfield, is part of a mini-chain of restaurants primarily based in New York City. Its flagship restaurant, Dhaba, is located on New York City's East Side and serves fiery Punjabi specialties. Kebab & Kurries has its own menu, focusing primarily, as its name would indicate, on kebab and curries. Among its most popular dishes are fiery organic chicken kebab and the "very very" hot chicken vindaloo. Also popular are chicken dumplings. $$. 244 Route 46, Fairfield; 862-702-8266, kkbydhaba.com.

News bites

Esther is once again taking no prisoners with her commentry on Yelp's "Top 50 Restaurants in New Jersey" list. Check out her thoughts on Yelp the roundup that made us go "meh."

More: Yelp named the top 50 restaurants in North Jersey. It was a total disaster

Platters by Adina is a completely kosher charcuterie business.
Platters by Adina is a completely kosher charcuterie business.

Charcuterie businesses are popping up all over North Jersey. The owners are ready to make darling plates of meats, cheese, etc. for your party. Heaven! $$$.

Charcuterie: Where to get gorgeous charcuterie boards in North Jersey for your party

A Chick-fil-A restaurant and drive-thru will replace a shuttered Hooters on Route 4 in Hackensack. $.

Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A is adding another Bergen County location

Close up photo of "The Vaccinator," a signature cocktail that comes with a free COVID test at Cenzino Ristorante, Wednesday January 12th, 2022.
Close up photo of "The Vaccinator," a signature cocktail that comes with a free COVID test at Cenzino Ristorante, Wednesday January 12th, 2022.

Finding it hard to get your hands on COVID test kits? Head over to Cenzino Ristorante in Oakland and order a "Vaccinator," the Italian restaurant's newly created Manhattan made with oak-barrel-soaked bourbon, Italian sweet vermouth and Italian cherries. In return, you'll receive a box containing two rapid COVID test kits. The cost of the drink: $20. The cost of the test kits: $0.

More: Get a free COVID test kit for the price of a drink at this North Jersey restaurant

Warm up with this hot toddy and spiked hot chocolate from Stirling Tavern in Morristown.
Warm up with this hot toddy and spiked hot chocolate from Stirling Tavern in Morristown.

It's cooolllld out there, my friends! Esther and I pulled together some hot soups, stews and cocktails to warm you up. Many are available to-go, if you're not keen on dining out.

More: Hot eats and drinks to keep you warm through this frigid weekend

That's it from me! Until we meet again, here's where to find more dining news:

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Cost key:

  • $ Affordable (can get a filling meal for under $15 per person)

  • $$ Average (can get a filling meal for $15 to $25 per person)

  • $$$ Pricey (can get a filling meal for $30 to $40)

  • $$$$ Treat yourself (can get a filling meal for $50+ per person)

Rebecca King is a food writer for NorthJersey.com. For more on where to dine and drink, please subscribe today and sign up for our North Jersey Eats newsletter.

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