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.
As we all take precautions to "flatten the curve" by social distancing during the coronavirus health crisis, the Merchantville community is stepping up to share local, county and state news and information on Borough websites and social media pages. Our municipality provides official government information to residents through their website, Facebook page and Twitter feeds @mayortedbrennan and @merchantville. Merchantville Online shares community, organization and business news, information and events on their website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. Additional community stories can be found on these Facebook pages: Shop Merchantville, Merchantville Neighbors, Merchantville Matters and Merchantville Living. Updates can be found for Merchantville School on their website and Facebook page and St. Peter School on their website and Facebook page. Several churches are also using Facebook LIVE to provide services and information to parishioners. Visit Grace Church, St. Peter Church, First Presbyterian Church, Trinity United Methodist Church and High Place Church.