Monday, April 22, 2013
The vegan bakery got to serve a variety of their cupcakes during a People's Choice Award after party.
Papa Ganache of Matawan out-baked the competition during The Food Network's Cupcake Wars, earning the vegan bakery $10,000 and the opportunity to feed hungry stars at the People Choice Awards after party. Papa Ganache faced off against 21 Cakes of Arizona, Sweet Magnolia Bakery of Minnesota and Sweet Dreamery Desserts of Los Angeles in hopes of winning over the judges with their creative recipes and artistic presentation. There were three rounds of competition with one bakery eliminated at a time. In the final round, Papa Ganache and Sweet Magnolia Bakery were the only two left standing. They were challenged with baking 1,000 cupcakes in two hours and arranging them on a platform they designed for the after party. With three sparkling …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Don't miss the episode of Cupcake Wars featuring Matawan's very own Papa Ganache tonight.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Food Network reality show competition challenged four participating bakeries to make the best cupcake for the People's Choice Awards.
Life sure is sweet for vegan bakery Papa Ganache on Main Street in Matawan. The popular baked good and lunch spot was invited to compete on The Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" and challenged to face off against three other bakeries from around the country. Papa Ganache owner Lisa Siroti was first contacted by the show last summer when she was asked to submit an audition tape. "We sent it in and the producers loved us. They invited us to go to war," she said with a laugh. Although they knew the show was interested, they didn't know when or which challenge they would be asked to participate in. In early November, however, Papa Ganache got the call to battle. "It was all in the middle of Hurricane Sandy," Siroti said, noting that the two …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The state agency says the pizzeria declared bankruptcy.
Enzo's Pizza Restaurant was reopened late on Thursday, April 4 after the property was seized only a day earlier by the New Jersey Division of Taxation. According to Bill Quinn, of the New Jersey Division of Taxation, the pizzeria has an outstanding balance of $350,672.77 in unpaid taxes, including sales tax, corporate tax and employer withholder tax. "On Thursday, April 4 they filed a bankruptcy peitition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court," Quinn said. "When they do that, we can't do any further collection efforts against them pending the outcome of their bankruptcy case." Enzo's is being represented by Allen Gorski, an attorney specializing in bankruptcy and debtors with Teich Groh. Customers of the popular pizzeria were alerted of the …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Looking for a job or just some extra cash? See who is hiring in Matawan and Aberdeen.
Parts Counter, Penn Power Group Penn Power Group is a distributor of Detroit Diesel engines, Allison transmissions and Carrier refrigeration. They are seeking an experienced individual to work part-time at the parts counter and complete deliveries. Teller, Wells Fargo Wells Fargo is seeking a part-time teller to process customer transactions, make sales referrals and cross-sell bank services and products while providing excellent customer service. Teacher's Aid, YMCA The YMCA's Matawan location is looking for a teacher's aid to assist the teacher in their preschool program while ensuring the welfare of all children enrolled in the program.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Sale includes store's entire inventory.
The Party Store, which opened the summer of 2012, is on the market for $115,000, according to realtor.com. The business is located in the Marketplace Shopping Plaza on Route 34 in Matawan. The store and the store's storage area is fully stocked with about $200,000 worth of inventory and fixutres, according to the listing. The owner is willing to stay for thirty days to train if necessary.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Matawan Police say a local massage parlor was offering customers a few too many services.
A Brooklyn woman is facing prostitution charges after she allegedly offered services to an undercover police officer at Hot Stone Massage Therapy in Matawan. Inga Zubenko, 45, was arrested at about 4 p.m. Friday and charged with prostitution and operating within the borough without a masseuse license, according the Lt. Ben Smith. The owner of the parlor, Lioudmila Tynanskikh of Manalapan, was issued a summons for operating a parlor in the borough without a license. The license for the parlor at 70 Main Street had expired and was never renewed, Smith explained. The charges are the result of a two week investigation conducted by the Matawan Police Department after police received a tip about illegal activity going on at Hot Stone, Smith said…
Looking for a new job or some extra cash? Wawa of Matawan is hiring.
Wawa of Matawan is hiring for three different positions, according to job postings on Indeed.com. Wawa is located at 177 Route 34 in Matawan and all employees are expected to ensure an exceptional customer experience that supports our vision to become “fast casual to go with world class convenience”.. Read more about each position below. For additional information or to apply, click the job title. Store Maintenance Associate The Store Maintenance Associate (SMA) is responsible for interior and exterior maintenance, cleanliness and safety at Wawa. The SMA is a dedicated resource within the store team and is responsible for executing facility related programs in compliance with corporate and regulatory guidelines, including indoor, outdoor …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Here, the Patch guide to St. Patrick's Day in the Matawan and Aberdeen area, from the best Guinness pours to the most delicious Irish dinners.
Maybe you aren't as Irish as St. Patrick himself (who was kidnapped and sent to Ireland as a slave, escaped in 409 and returned to Ireland in 432, believing he had been called upon to spread the word of God) but on March 17, everyone's a little Irish. So, check out these local restaurants are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Maloney's Pub & Grill 119 Main Street, Matawan It doesn't get much more Irish than a pub with over 60 quality beers on tap. Maloney's will run St. Patrick's Day specials from Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17 that include corned beef on rye, fish and chips, shepherd's pie and homemade Irish soda bread. If that's not enough, they will also tap special craft brews in addition to the St. Patrick's Day classics. On…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Business on Main Street is a hot button issue in Matawan. See which properties may soon be switching hands.
The Matawan Dental Building, the vacant 7-11 and a historic home are on the market on Main Street in Matawan. Matawan Dental is located at 125 Main Street in a 3,200 square foot, one story building. The building is for sale for $649,000 and also offers five parking spaces behind the building as well as close proximity to a municipal lot. The 7-11 at 41 Main Street has been vacant for a few years now. The property is on the market for $588,000. According to the seller, there are no deed restrictions on he 2,600 square foot building. There are ten parking spots. Looking to conduct your business in an office that captures the historic beauty of downtown Matawan? Purcase this historic property approved for mixed use and ready to be revived. …