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American Dream: Pizza Chefs From Italy Open Bergen County Restaurant
Five immigrants, three of whom are pizza chefs from Italy, have opened a Bergen County restaurant in pursuit of the American Dream.
Culto Italiano, or the Italian vibe, opened on Dec. 1 at 49 W. Church Street in Bergenfield.The three pizza chefs are 31-year-old Corrado Cervelli, 23-year-old Angelo Riccio, Gianni Massaro. The other two owners are Tammy Castellanos and her husband, Ariel Castellanos, of Rutherford.
Tammy and Ariel Castellanos with Corrado Cervelli, Angelo Riccio, and Gianni Massaro at their new restaurant, Culto Italiano.
Courtesy of Tammy Castellanos
Mass Company Issues Recall On 30K Blankets, Throws Over Burn, Fire Concerns
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on nearly 30,000 Berkshire Blanket & Home Company heated throws and blankets over issues with overheating that pose fire or burn risks.
The Ware-based company's blankets were sold under its name and the L.L. Bean brand, where they are sold in stores. The CPSC said in its recall notice that they were also sold at Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Amazon.com, Target.com, Macys.com, and QVC.com.
The company has received nine reports of the blankets and throws burning, melting, or overheating. No injur…
Husband-Wife Duo With Fashion Background Bring Indian Royalty, Intimate Dining To Red Bank
They come from the fashion industry and always loved entertaining friends at home.
So Amrita Jogi and her husband, Manish Kumar, opened a small intimate Indian restaurant in Milwaukee, WI, last year with extended family.
Saffron's Manish Kumar, Executive Chef Abhishek Patil and Amrita Jogi
Courtesy of Alexandra Ventura
But they live near the Jersey Shore in Millstone and wanted to bring the ambiance and vibe of New York City —where Manish still works in fashion — to Monmouth County, Jogi told Daily Voice.
Their new, second restaurant, also called Saffron, will open on Friday,…
Much-Loved Brewery Permanently Closes In Peekskill After One Last Event
A brewery in Northern Westchester that served as the site of countless beloved memories for visitors has closed for good.
Peekskill Brewery, located at 47 South Water St. in Peekskill, announced its permanent closure on Monday, Nov. 27 in a post on social media.
In their post, the owners did not give a reason for the closure but thanked those who came to the brewery's last "Kick the Keg" Happy Hour event held on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
"Thank you all for your posts, emails, phone calls," the owners wrote, adding, "We wish you all a happy and healthy Holiday Season!"