Friday, December 23, 2011

Kids' Winter Literacy Program

The Who Is My Neighbor, Inc. sponsored CUBS IN THE CAVE Winter Reading Program begins on January 5th. The program is open to children up to 4 years old. It meets Thursdays and Fridays, from 9:30am - 11:30am and is FREE!

The program will meet in the Reformed Church of Highland Park. For more information or to enroll your child, call 732-379-0897.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

SPOOK HANDY at the Highland Park Public Library

Come see our great friend, the famed and storied folk singer SPOOK HANDY, play his songs at the Highland Park Public Library!

"From Zuccotti Park to a Salt Lake Community College residency sharing songs of the Civil Rights Movement; from bookstores and senior centers to festivals, amphitheaters and arts centers, Spook gives voice to the stories of those he's met in his travels over the past year. Be prepared for a heart warming afternoon of song, laughter and reflection."

See the man that Pete Seeger says "really understands how to write a good song that says something important" and the Home News Tribune called the "Best Folk Artist."

Thursday, December 29th
Highland Park Public Library
31 North 5th Avenue


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cookies, cookies, cookies!

Delectable holiday cookie platters!  Festive cello-wrapped platter perfect for giving! Going fast! Order yours today! Only $8.00!

-Mexican Wedding Cookie  (crescent shaped cookie with ground nuts, dusted with powdered sugar)
-Chocolate Chip
-Oatmeal Raisin
-Gingerbread Men
-Sugar Cookies

Also available: Individually wrapped gingerbread man cookies! The perfect holiday token of appreciation for your teacher, student, mail carrier, gardener, boss, secretary... just about anyone in your life! $1.75 each.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday Dec 15 Menu

We're in the social hall today, it's only a few steps more -  come on by! Tomorrow is forecast to be a little chillier than today so we'll be serving quiche and stromboli and more of the zesty cream of corn soup to keep you warm. Word from Chef Rachel is that tomorrow there will also be some Mexican hot chocolate since there's the Artisan Market going on in the lot outside.

~ Squiggly pasta with roasted peppers
~ Roasted vegetable and cheddar sauce quiche
~ Stromboli with turkey, cheese, peppers and sauce

~  Zesty cream of corn

~ Better World Salad (v)
~ Potato salad
~ Pickled okra on greens
~ Grilled nectarine in spiced syrup


~ Turkey with Rachel's cranberry-ginger chutney
~ Vegetable wrap with hummus, feta & olives

~ Gingerbread cookies

~ Oatmeal raisin cookies
~ Pineapple upside-down cake
(Psst, I also heard that there'll be even more sweets to choose from on Friday!)
~ Hot and iced coffee and tea

Selections can vary by availability so ask about any additions/changes if you're calling to place a take out order at 732-510-1572. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for a gift for your favorite volunteer? We can help!

-Better World Cafe logo t-shirts: $10 (2 for $15)

-Gift certificates in any denomination, good to use for any of our delicious food!

-Make a donation of any denomination in someone's name and get a certificate as proof!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Intersect Fund Holiday Bazaar and Gala

Looking for some perfect holiday gifts? Come out to the Intersect Fund's Annual Holiday Bazaar and Gala tonight from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the New Brunswick Hyatt! Tons of locally made gifts, including accessories, jewelry, crafts, jams, teas, blown glass, and much, much more. (Also featuring OQ Coffee, which we proudly serve!)

More info:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Highland Park Artisan Holiday Market

Introducing the Artisan Holiday Market in Highland Park!

Every Friday from now until December 23rd, from 11am-5pm in the Farmers' Market lot (on Raritan Ave. between 2nd and 3rd). There will be crafts, breads, handmade raviolis, and much, much more!

Come explore the market and then join us for lunch at Better World Cafe!

(A collaboration between Main Street Highland Park and the Intersect Fund)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Who wouldn't want a four course gourmet meal?

There are still plenty of seats left for Elijah's Promise Holiday Fundraiser this coming Thursday evening at the Culinary School in New Brunswick! Check out our previous post here for menu and other details.

Dec 6 Week's Menu

The weather is turning cold and gloomy so come into Better World Cafe for lunch to warm your tummy and your heart!

~ Potato pakora (Indian pankakes) with cilantro-jalapeno chutney
~ Vegetarian lasagna

~  3 Sisters (with pumpkin, peppers, beans and onions)

~ Better World Salad (v)
~ Apple waldorf

~ Black bean burrito with portabella mushrooms, onion, garlic, brown rice and cheddar

~ Turkey with Rachel's cranberry-ginger chutney

~ Pecan caramel bar (v)

~ Sticky buns
~ Pear and almond frangipane tart

~ Hot and iced coffee and tea

Selections can vary by availability so ask about any additions/changes if you're calling to place a take out order at 732-510-1572. Thanks!