Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Turtle Back Zoo is home to the famed Essex County prognosticator.
Essex Ed appeared on Saturday, Groundhog Day, at Turtle Back Zoo. Ed predicted an early spring and called the Super Bowl for the Ravens. Ed has correctly predicted the Super Bowl two of three times.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Jennifer Rapp shares her recipes in preparation for the Super Bowl.
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Thursday, January 31
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Baltimore Raven Joe Flacco said he believed MetLife Stadium should get a retractable dome if they want to host the Super Bowl in Bergen County.
Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco doesn't think much of plans to hold the Super Bowl at Bergen County's MetLife Stadium next year. When Denver Post reporter Mike Klis asked Flacco for his thoughts about the "cold weather" venue, the Super Bowl-bound quarterback said he thought it was "retarded," then, correcting his language, called it "stupid," according to a post on DenverPost.com. "If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one," Flacco said, according to the post. "Other than that I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather.” Flacco, who grew up in South Jersey, won't have to worry about the weather when…
Sunday, February 12, 2012
This column is ending, but these Magic Bars and apple cake will see you through the winter.
Hello, loves. Since this will be my last Sunday Night Supper column, I thought I’d go out with a bang. I love to cook, but I love to bake even more, and what I love the most is when someone shares a recipe that she (or he) really loves and this new dish turns out to be shockingly spectacular. This happened New Year’s weekend. Every year since Y2K, we've been going to my brother's house in Montclair for New Year's. It's always a heady crowd, literally and figuratively. My sister-in-law Nancy is a psychologist. She has two sisters. One is a high-powered TV executive who is married to a psychoanalyst. Another sister, a law professor, used to be married to a psychiatrist and is now married to a physics professor. My sister-in-law's mother …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Thousands pack MetLife Stadium for Super celebration
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Even if you don't pay attention to every play, the Super Bowl provides an opportunity to chow down.
A few weeks ago, I was digging into a plate of Buffalo wings at Bunny's in South Orange. We had gone there to watch a Steelers game with our neighbors, one of whom is from Pittsburgh. I'll admit I had my back to the TV and was far more interested in the food than the football. I don't care much about football, though I've spent most of my life living near and with people who do. Bunny's deep fried Buffalo wings are really good, one of the restaurant's top sellers, along with the pizza and garlic salad. Sadly, I had to bolt those wings down and leave some behind to go pay a shiva call. I spent the next few days craving wings and decided I'd use Super Bowl LXVI as an excuse to make them– not that I was actually planning to watch all that …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Giants players wear the Deerfield bracelets and thank the students for the honor.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Denise Gouiran's Fifth Grade Class at Deerfield School nominated the New York Giants for a Deerfield Best award for making it to the SuperBowl. Like the members of the Deerfield Community who receive the coveted Deerfield Best Bracelet for an outstanding achievement, the Giants also received bracelets and thanked Deerfield students for their honor, after a parent made sure the Giants received the honor. Look closely in the picture and you'll see they're wearing their Deerfield bracelets and holding a sign that says "Thank you for our DEERFIELD best!"
Didn't get invited to a party? Just want to get outta the house on Sunday? Here's some local bars and eateries where you can take in Super Bowl XLVI.
Super Bowl XLVI may be taking place in Indiana, but we've got a few local New Jersey bars, pubs and eateries that will make you feel like you're there! Game time is 6:30 p.m. with the game airing on NBC.
Bakeries around the towns offer delectable Super Bowl treats.
Super Bowl food fare may bring to mind savory snacks — wings, chips, cheese and dips — but local bakers are also serving up their share of the game-related treats this weekend. From Splurge in Millburn to Eden Gourmet in South Orange and The Able Baker in Maplewood, Super Bowl-themed cakes, cupcakes and cookies are on display this Super Saturday and Sunday, but disappearing quickly. Julie Pauly at The Able Baker says that the bakery on Maplewood Avenue will be selling Giants — and a few Patriots — football cookies while supplies last today (hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday). The cookies are $3 each. Pauly also made some beautiful Super Bowl cakes and custom-boxed Patriots/Giants cookies ($20/box), but "…