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Millburn-Short Hills Restaurant Week Starts March 20


Mark your calendars for the first-ever Millburn-Short Hills Restaurant Week. The event will take place from Monday, March 20, through Sunday, March 26, 2023, throughout five commercial districts including beautiful downtown Millburn.

Restaurant Week will include more than 30 restaurants in 20+ culinary categories. The event will encourage participants to enjoy unique features and prix-fixe meals. Guests will enjoy custom wine pairings from local shops at BYOB restaurants and special baked goods and desserts from some of the best spots in Essex County.

About the Event

The event is organized and presented by Explore Millburn-Short Hills — the Special Improvement District for Millburn Township. Explore has partnered with Opportunity Project, a Millburn-based nonprofit that provides programs and services for individuals with brain injuries, including work adjustment, training, and supported employment services.

Millburn-Short Hills’ Restaurant Week Coming March 20, Jersey Bites, Deb Smith
Shaun Ahern (right), owner of Boxcar Bar & Grill. He is working with Opportunity Project to provide volunteer opportunities to the organization’s members.

Participating restaurants will raise money for the nonprofit. Some will also offer Opportunity Project members (survivors of brain injury) opportunities to work in their establishments.

Leaders in the local restaurant community have committed to the event with additional restaurants signing up daily.

Millburn-Short Hills’ Restaurant Week Coming March 20, Jersey Bites, Deb Smith
Common Lot’s Ehren and Nadine Ryan

“I am honored to be participating in the first annual Restaurant Week,” said Ehren Ryan, owner and chef at Common Lot. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase a growing restaurant scene in and around town. To find hidden gems that you might not know of or show support for your regular restaurant. We have such a fantastic variety of places.”

Participating Spots

Some of the participating restaurants, bakeries, and shops include:

  • Basilico
  • Boxcar Bar & Grill
  • Liv Breads
  • The Millburn Deli
  • Millburn Standard
  • Moonshine Modern Supper Club
  • Saigon Cafe
  • Taste Buddy
  • Unwined Boutique

Restaurant Week will include lunch, dinner, Saturday Family Brunch, and Sunday Brunch. Menus will be available, and you’ll be able to find the following options:

  • BYOB restaurants
  • Gluten free 
  • Kosher
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

A Good Cause

March is Brain Injury Awareness month and it could not be more fitting than to partner with Opportunity Project. The organization trains and reintroduces people back into the workforce after they have suffered a brain injury and are on the road to recovery.

Opportunity Project has brought Bank of America Private Bank and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as additional Restaurant Week sponsors.

To learn more about Millburn-Short Hills Restaurant Week, visit the event’s website.

For updates follow Explore Millburn-Short Hills on Instagram and Facebook.

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