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The Second Annual Food Truck and Craft Beer Fest in South Orange’s Seton Village

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2014 was the maiden voyage for this hugely succesful event in South Orange’s Seton Village area.  The second year event will be on October 2, 2015 from 5-10pm.   This year the slate of choices is expanded.

Head to Irvington Avenue (between Ward Place and Tichenor Avenue) for 15 Food Trucks, 2 Stages, 3 Live Bands, and a local NJ craft beer garden sponsored by the Gaslight Brewery,

Village President Sheena Collum added to the intrigue, by releasing the names of the food trucks one at a time to get anticipation up to a fever pitch.

THE FOOD

The Taco Truck: Mexican Tacos
Farm Truck Philly: Eclectic Mix of Contemporary American Fare (local)
The Cow and the Curd : Battered Fried Cheese Curd
Oink and Moo BBQ: Barbeque
The Thai Elephant – Thai Food
Original Soup Man: Soup and Lobster Rolls
Cheezen: Gourmet Grilled Cheeses
Empanada Guy: Empanadas
Pizza Vita: Brink Oven Pizza
Romano’s Disco Fries: Fires
The Outsliders: Burger Sliders
Ms. Fu’s Yummy Food Truck, Asian Fusion Comfort Food
Waffle De Lys: Authentic Belgian Waffle with a French Touch with Toppings
Amanda Bananas: Frozen Banana Soft Serve with a Variety of Toppings
Cupcake Carnivale: Cupcakes

THE BEER

Doc’s Draft Ciders: Pumpkin & Apple Cider
Kane Brewing: Head High & Citra Pale Ale
NJ Beer Co: Dry Hopped Weehawkin Wee Heavy
Cricket Hill: Hopnotic & Belgian Dubbel
Flying Fish: Oktoberfish & Hopfish
Carton Brewing: Boat Beer & Red Rye Returning
Little Dog Brewing: Stout & Pale Ale
Angry Erik Brewing : American Limey & Ravol
Forgotten Boardwalk: Smoked Porter & Funnel Cake
Demented Brewing: C-4 IPA & TBA
Highpoint Brewing: Imperial Pilsner
River Horse Brewing: IPA & Special Ale
Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant: Mosaic ESB, Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest, Kolsch & Pirate Pale Ale

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Seton Village Development on Irvington Ave.

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In a public meeting at Temple Beth-El in South Orange, Doug Zacker of the Seton Village Committee (formerly IACAC) and representatives of the town, (CFO Barry Lewis and two members of the BOT, Sheena Collum & Steve Schnall) had the buyers of a property on Irvington Ave. present more details of their proposal.  The buyers were Josh Mann and David Kasdan, two local developers/residents who are hoping to construct a building with rental units and and a small amount of retail space.

As there is a growing buzz about the area after this fall’s Craft Beer and Food Truck festival, interest in a ‘centerpiece building’ on the main corridor is high.  Some of numbers revealed (four stories between 50 and 57 feet and 72 units) were a concern for many of the immediate neighbors.  There were very legitimate questions about parking, storm water runoff, noise and a loss of sunlight for immediately adjacent single family properties.

In my opinion, 3 stories and perhaps about 50-60 units might be a more appropriate fit for the area.  With the right changes and compromises, I hope it could still be economically viable for the developers.  Stay tuned.

 

 

 


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