Sabrina’s Cafe Opening in Collingswood

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Sabrina’s Cafe in Wynnewood

Sabrina’s Cafe, which has locations in Bella Vista, Fairmount, Logan Circle, and Wynnewood is preparing for a fifth location, this one in Collingswood, New Jersey. The cafe will move into the Woolworths building at 714 Haddon Avenue. The address has also been the home of Alex Capasso’s Blackbird Eating Establishment (as well as his West Side Gravy and Benny’s Burger Joint concepts), and more recently, the incredibly short-lived Local Collingswood.

According to NJ Pen, the Collingswood Sabrina’s will open by August, and will have a capacity of around 100 diners.

Sabrina’s Cafe Coming to Collingswood [NJ Pen]
Sabrina’s Cafe – Collingswood [Foobooz]

Matt Ridgway Closing the PASS

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All good things must come to an end. The last bit of an ice cream cone gets licked, the last Kardashian gets married/divorced/remarried, the finale of the Bachelor airs and someone gets left heartbroken.

The PASS restaurant, Matthew Ridgway‘s take on a French Roadhouse, is one such good thing that is ending. The Rosemont, NJ restaurant will close this month, while Ridgway moves to another city. Befor the Pass, Ridgway has previously worked at the Fountain restaurant and opened Lacroix with Jean-Marie Lacroix.

If you want to pay your respects to the fallen PASS you can visit up until Saturday, April 25, the night of its last dinner service. May PASS pass on to a better place. RIP.

The PASS [Official]

Anticipated Pedestrian and Bike Ramp for Ben Franklin Bridge Gets More Funding

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Ben Franklin Bridge | Shutterstock

Across the river, Camden County is closer to getting more user friendly access to the Ben Franklin Bridge. According to Jim Saksa at PlanPhilly, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) donated $800,000 to the Delaware River Port Authority for a proposed ramp that would replace the currently non ADA-compliant stairs on the bridge’s south side late last month.

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Pop Shop Opens in Medford

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Collingswood family institution, The Pop Shop has opened in Medford. This second location takes over the former Farmers and Mechanics Bank at the corner of Main and Bank Streets. The inside is very reminiscent of the Collingswood location with a vintage soda fountain feel.

This Saturday, February 28th will be the official grand opening with live music outside from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and an official ribbon cutting ceremony set for 12:30 p.m. Inside, balloon artists will be on hand to entertain.

The menu will be the same as the Collingswood location with plenty of milkshakes and grilled cheeses to choose from.

The Pop Shop – Medford [Foobooz]

Family of Man Killed By Police in South Jersey Tells Al Sharpton to Stay Out of It

Reverend Al Sharpton with Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner, at a protest in the Staten Island neighborhood where Eric Garner died while in police custody. Photo: Thomas Good via Wikimedia Commons.

Reverend Al Sharpton with Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner, at a protest in the Staten Island neighborhood where Eric Garner died while in police custody. Photo: Thomas Good via Wikimedia Commons.

As tensions mount over the December 30th shooting of 36-year-old Jerame Reid by police in Bridgeton, New Jersey, Reid’s family is saying thanks but no thanks to Reverend Al Sharpton. Read more »

Behold the Crowler

roger wilco beer crowlerThe Roger Wilco in Pennsauken, New Jersey is home to the state’s only “crowler” filling station in a liquor store. In addition to a glass growler of beer, the shop, just across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge on Route 73, offers 32-ounce cans filled of your favorite beer.

The portability is a big plus and the seal of the can is much tighter than a traditional glass growler and cap connection. And the crowler is pretty fun to watch in action.

Check out the beers currently available for 32-ounce crowler fills on Beer Menus.

Check out the Crowler in action »

Tom Fischer’s Reopens in Westmont

Tom Fischer’s Tavern has reopened in Westmont, New Jersey, just about six-months after a fire closed the popular watering hole. Though the fire damage was minimal, the smoke forced the bar to be gutted down to the studs. Now the bar is back with all new booths, walls and windows.

But judging by the Courier Post’s article, the people will make it the same old Tom Fischer’s very quickly.

Fischer’s Tavern in Haddon Twp. reopens after fire [Courier-Post]

New Jersey has Food Trucks Everywhere This Week

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If you just so happen to be in Mercer County or Lambertville, and you just so happen to be looking for something social to do, check out the food truck fairs hitting Jersey this week.

The Lambertville Food Fair is happening tonight from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will be featuring some familiar food trucks like:  Nomad Pizza, Say Cheese and Bonjour Creperie. The Food Fair will have two beer gardens, 15 food trucks, and 20 restaurants serving up bites and brews. Tickets for tonight’s event are available here.

If you’re not available to party in New Jersey tonight, not to worry, Mercer County’s Fall Food Truck Fiesta is happening Saturday, October 18th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food trucks, including Cow and the Curd, KAMI, The Taco Truck, and Oink and Moo will all be at the event happening at the Festival Grounds of West Windsor Park. Hopewell Valley wine and beers will be on tap, and there will be plenty of children’s activities as well. Live music as well as DJ performances will also be happening.

Lambertville Food Fair food lineup » 

Farm & Fisherman Tavern Hosting Beer and Pig Extravaganza

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Since it’s an Eagles bye-week and your Sunday afternoon is probably free, Farm and Fisherman Tavern’s Beer and Sausage Fest may be just what you’re looking for.  The Tavern, in Cherry Hill is hosting the big event this Sunday, October 19th  from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.: Beer and Pig. The event will include a cocktail hour with passed pig h’orderves before the four-course meal.

Dishes will be created from two Rettland Farm heritage pigs that will be paired with local beers. At least four of the six beers that will be served (Kane, Cape May, and Forgotten Boardwalk) aren’t distributed in Pennsylvania. They will also be serving a punch containing rum distilled by Cooper River Distillers in Camden.

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