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Posted on: September 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Bloomfield Center food tour is back this fall – with new culinary delights to showcase

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After a delicious first event in late June, the Bloomfield Center Alliance is presenting a second Food Tour this fall. The tour, featuring a completely new set of Bloomfield’s food destinations, will take place on October 5, 2019 from 2:00-5:00pm.

This second food-filled trek through Bloomfield Center’s business district will include a guided experience with stops for scrumptious samples at 5+ restaurants. The event will provide the opportunity for guests to connect with chefs and owners and feature cuisine ranging from Ethiopian to Cuban to Mexican and more.

A guide will lead the tour along with staff from the Bloomfield Center Alliance to provide information on the history and plans for the area along with expert tips on shopping for goods and services, living, and food in the Center today.

The second Food Tour comes at the end of a summer filled with culinary events like Dinner Under the Stars, a popular al fresco summer dining series that was extended by popular demand through September and will be followed by Harvest Fest the following weekend.

“The Food Tour of Bloomfield Center in June was such a beautiful experience. We have so many food entrepreneurs in our small Center and it was great for the guests to get to engage with them and sample their specialties. This second event will showcase completely new entrepreneurs and further solidify Bloomfield Center’s reputation as a multi-ethnic, creative, and walkable food scene,” says Ollyn Lettman, Director of the Bloomfield Center Alliance. “One of the restaurants participating on this tour actually opened since our last tour of the district – Ethiopian restaurant Injera, and others like Havana Restaurant & Café have been part of our downtown district for several years.”

George Lugo, Owner of Havana Restaurant & Café, a restaurant known for their empanadas, Cuban sandwiches, and Cuban pot roast, notes, “We’re excited for people to see Havana and try our dishes. We know a lot of people probably pass by on Bloomfield Avenue so we’re excited for this opportunity for them to stop and see the kind of food, décor, and service we offer.”

Richard Williams, Owner of Injera Ethiopian Cuisine, says “We just opened last week in Bloomfield and love the community of restaurants we’ve joined. We offer a unique twist on Ethiopian staples and look forward to participating in the Food Tour as a way to get more people through the door and seeing our menu.”

The Food Tour of Bloomfield Center will begin and end at Bloomfield’s historic Lackawanna Train Station and involve short walks between restaurants. Participating restaurants in this tour include: Injera Ethiopian Cuisine, El Toro Loco Modern Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar, Apna Punjab Indian Cuisine, State Street Grill, Havana Restaurant & Café, and BGR – Burgers Grilled Right.

Participants will also be provided takeaway with information on all restaurants in Bloomfield Center. The Bloomfield Center Alliance, Inc. (BCA), a non-profit organization, works with the Township of Bloomfield to promote the downtown Shopping District.

Register for the food tour on … Search Bloomfield Center Food Tour or go to this link… on day of tour, registrants receive wristband providing access to the group tour and food samples.

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