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Braun’s Tavern & Dining Room Now Open in Bloomfield

Chef/Owner Michael Fiorianti is pleased to announce the launch of his new endeavor, Braun’s Tavern & Dining Room in Bloomfield Center, a modern-day, chef driven, casual neighborhood spot where families, friends, co-workers and groups can gather to enjoy a great meal and beverages.

Continuing his novel approach to cuisine, his accessible, creative dishes use locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients. Braun’s will be open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays) offering lunch, dinner, brunch, and happy hour in its dining room and full menu and exclusive bar menu at the 40-foot-long full-service bar.

With 25 years of culinary experience, Chef Fiorianti has enjoyed favorable reviews from food critics, being featured in The New York Times and Montclair Magazine. He was previously the Executive Chef for Satis Bistro in Jersey City, and the sole proprietor of its sister restaurant, Satis Bloomfield at the same location. Intrigued by the location’s history dating back as far as the late 1800’s through the prohibition era and into the 1940’s, Chef decided to reinvent the space. He explains, “The opportunity to be a part of Bloomfield’s evolution of history is a great honor. We hope you will join us at the new Braun’s Tavern and Dining Room, a place for everyone.”

Braun’s will offer the same high level of culinary and service excellence and continue to source its fresh products as close to home as possible. The menu will consist of unique and familiar dishes, prepared thoughtfully and with a focus on fun. The emphasis is on house-made at Braun’s where cheese and pastas are handcrafted, meats are masterfully prepared, and accompaniments are flavorful and freshly made. Guest are welcome to order food for pick-up and shortly after opening for delivery via UBER Eats.

The beverage program features signature cocktails, a well-rounded wine list, up to 30 different craft beers on draught and by bottle. Braun’s will also feature local spirts from Silk City Distillers and an impressive selection of 36 American bourbons and whiskeys with regular featured specials.

Located in the heart of Bloomfield Center’s bustling business district just off Bloomfield Avenue, Braun’s is conveniently steps away from NJ Transit’s Bloomfield train stop.

To learn more, click here.

Cara’s Cucina: Tequila Shrimp

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Tequila Shrimp!

This recipe comes along with a #GIVEAWAY! “Everyone who subscribes to the channel this month will be entered to win this book from Food & Wine Magazine,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog.

This delicious recipe, which serves 4, is perfect for the warmer weather. Check it out!

Tequila Shrimp

2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 small, red, onion – chopped
1 chipotle pepper in adobo, chopped
1 15 oz. can diced tomato
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
1/4 C. pineapple, chopped
1 Tbs. tequila
1/4 C. chopped, fresh cilantro

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe.

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!

Scarlett Morris and Nicole Foster on Totally Bites

Scarlett Morris and Nicole Foster, co-founders of Totally Bites, joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss their interactive walking food tour adventure.

“We’ve always connected on food,” Morris says of her friendship with Foster. The two realized that food tours are not easily accessible in New Jersey. So, they came up with an idea.

Totally Bites food tour is 5-star rated tasting adventure that guides you as you eat your way through 6-8 restaurants and experience a local neighborhood through diverse food flavors.

Food tour guests are not only treated to a variety of delicious foods, but they also learn the history of restaurants, backstories on dishes and details about culture.

Grab your besties and sign up for a food tour! To learn more, click here.