Eat Around the World, Locally During Berkeley Heights Restaurant Week

From Septembe11 through 17, Berkeley Heights will host its first official Restaurant Week. A total of 23 food and drink establishments are participating, offering a range of cuisines for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner to residents of Berkeley Heights and adjacent towns.
“Berkeley Heights is becoming a real dining destination,” said Julie Lloyd, Chairperson of the Downtown Beautification Committee, which is organizing the event in cooperation with local establishment owners and the Suburban Chamber of Commerce. “Our participating establishments range from fine dining to sandwich shops, and with liquor, snack, and convenience stores joining in, there are choices for all tastes and budgets.”
The theme, “Eat Around the World, Locally,” ties to the Passport diners can download (at ExperienceBH.com) or pick up at participating establishments. Each time a diner makes a purchase, the participating establishment will stamp the Passport. Those diners who collect at least five stamps from any of the participating establishments during Restaurant Week can enter to win a gift card.
Berkeley Heights Restaurant Week is being promoted to residents of Berkeley Heights, Long Hill, New Providence, Chatham, Warren, and Mountainside.
Jeanne Kingsley, Berkeley Heights Town Council member and liaison to the Beautification Committee, said: “Our town’s motto is “Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow” and even our Restaurant Week reflects our small-town ethos and focus on family. Both the Berkeley Heights Y and Berkeley Heights Recreation Department are offering childcare activities.”
Weekday Lunch Out: BH Recreation Department has created a special Restaurant Week program. Parents can drop off children, age 2 to 6 and potty-trained, along with a bagged lunch at Berkeley Heights Recreation at 56 Columbus Avenue and their trained staff will look after them while you enjoy lunch from a participating establishment. The program runs from 12 noon to 2 pm, Monday through Friday of Restaurant Week, and the fee is $20 per child. No advance registration is required.
Parent’s Night Out—Friday Night is Date Night: The Berkeley Heights Y is offering “Pajama Party at the Y” on Friday, September 15 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Children between the ages of 4 and 11 will be split into two groups to eat a pizza dinner, watch a movie, and play active games. Advance registration is required and fees are $20 per child for Y members and $25 for non-members. Contact Holly Sylvestri at 980-464- 8301 or holly.sylvestri@thesay.org.
And for busy professionals looking to de-stress after a long workday, our establishments are open later than you would think and some offer take-out and delivery services.
The organizers say that it’s part of an overall effort to encourage people to “Experience Berkeley Heights.”
Participating establishments are: Berkeley News & Convenience Store, Berkeley Wines, Delicious Heights, DiMaios Cucina, Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, East Asian Fusion Restaurant, Giovanni’s Bistro Bar and Catering, Goodman’s Deli and Restaurant, Marcello’s Italian Restaurant & Brick Oven Pizza, Nagoya Sushi and Tiki Bar, Neelam Fine Indian Cuisine, Oporto BBQ, Proud Thai Cookery, Rita’s Ice of Berkeley Heights, Sadal Wines, Seoulite’s Restaurant, Seven-Eleven, Sherman’s BBQ and Café, Station House Café, Strega Bistro, Subzone-Home of the Jersey Jammer, and Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery.
More information about the participating establishments, how to download and use the Passport to win prizes, and children’s babysitting and activities is at ExperienceBH.com. #ExperienceBH

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