If you're looking for delicious Caribbean cuisine in Merchantville then head on down to Rasta Kitchen, at 618 Maple Avenue, right next to Wellwood Park. Chef/owner Kevin Nugent is serving up jerk wings, oxtail, sweet chili fried shrimp and jerk chicken marsala - plus desserts like pineapple upside down and carrot cake, and so much more. Caribbean cooking is an incredible blending of savory flavors and multicultural tropical influences enhanced over centuries and based primarily on African, Spanish, Chinese and East Indian cuisine. Beginning on May 21st you can order online for carryout or delivery. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.
This little crepe shop is well worth the trip, "especially for it's Bacon Jam that sells really well, paired with the Vanilla Bourbon Peaches, or capped off with a poached egg", says foodie trend writer, Joy Franklin, from PhillyBite magazine. Charlie's Crepes also carry "standard" crepes such as ham and cheese, as well as banana Nutella, although our favorites are the NJ farm to table variety highlighting seasonal fare. Stop by their shop on the Centre Street circle.
Come check out all of the newly planted flowers and vines as you stroll from Wellwood Park down West Maple Avenue. Residents and neighbors joined in the Garden Club's effort to fill the planters lining this streetscape following the West End Clean and Green Day on May 4th. Garden Club members supplemented the herbs and plants donated to IE Merchantville from the greenhouse at Sustainable Camden County during their trip to Platt’s Nursery on May 7th. and used the vegetation to beautify the many community spaces they maintain annually in the Borough.
Congratulations toMerchantville School students Jessica Katzberg, Tim Rocchi and Ava Kelly and teacher, Dina Turan, in winning the 2019 American Legion of Merchantville/Pennsauken essay contest about Americanism. Our MES students took first, second and third place in this annual competition sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary for grades third (3) through twelfth (12). The contest has different classifications pertaining to grouping or classes. Essays need to be at least 150 to 500 words depending upon which “class” the student falls under.
Hurry, tickets are on sale! Our production of The Lion King, Jr. is right around the corner. Be sure to visit www.RisePerformers.com to purchase your tickets! Want a guaranteed great seat? Purchase a VIP ticket, and enjoy a complimentary snack and drink. The performance will take place on May 16-18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden.
Open house this Sunday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at this absolutely charming and elegant three bedroom two and a half bath center hall colonial in Merchantville. Located on beautiful Saint James Avenue, it features a spacious formal living room with gas fireplace with beautiful mantel, hardwood floors, and french doors leading out to the 20' x 8' side porch. There is also a formal dining room with crown molding, hardwood floors and built in corner curio. Also featuring a very attractive foyer with a beautiful staircase leading up to the second floor. Next there is the huge modern kitchen with breakfast area and butler's pantry. Great for entertaining! A great education is available at Merchantville Elementary or St. Peter School K-8 and Haddon Heights High School and lots of shops and restaurants in the historic downtown. Presented by Tony Knox.