Food Shops in the News

Courier-Post writer, Tammy Paolino, recently penned a piece on "A food geek's guide to best dishes in South Jersey, still available as takeout". The article shared local places to find incredible "drive-by" food while social distancing. And, it was no surprise to us that two of Merchantville's eateries, Charlies Crepes and Park Place Cafe & Restaurant, took the spotlight. Featured were Charlie's seasonal crepes with crispy potato croquettes or spicy deviled eggs and, ice cream flavors from Chef Manganaro that compliment his juicy burgers and celebrate the region, like the Cherry Bomb or Merchantville Mudslide. And, on June 8th, Tammy featured The Juice Bar owners, Seth Amoah and Kelli Mouzon, in her article about black business owners in SJ.  The cafe is touted as "a healthy oasis in the heart of Merchantville" offering fresh pressed juices, smoothies, salads, panini and vegan options. 

Charlie's Craving Ideas

Charles Koory, chef/owner of Charlie's Crepes on the Merchantville Circle is looking for suggestions on how to use their beautiful yard and pergola patio to pump up their customer base and fill their parking lot! A recent facebook post by Charlie posed the question - "Should Charlie’s Crepes become Charlie’s Steaks?" There were more than 99 responses and 9 shares on this post and the answer was a resounding "no". Visitors to his post shared many great ideas - from cooking classes, a wall mural and posting weekly menus to marketing to local sports teams, BYOB bachelorettes and pop-up events. Last Friday Charlie was slow cooking tenderloin of pork for his evening special and suggesting FB visitors "take a minute, forget politics, close your virtual mouth, open your real one and put a delicious crepe in it today". Learn more about Charlies Crepes on their website and continue to add your suggestions his post here or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
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