Kearny Eats! kicks off next week

Kearny Eats returns June 3-19 at many local eateries.

It’s all an effort to support Kearny’s restaurant and food businesses, sponsored by the Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone. It will spotlight food and beverage deals and special menu items from dozens of participating Kearny food businesses — from restaurants to bakeries, cafes, bars and more.

Offers will include both dine-in and takeout options.

“We’re encouraging residents and visitors to once again come out and support our restaurant and food establishments — whether it’s trying something new or returning to an old favorite,” KUEZ Coordinator John Peneda said. “Eat in, get takeout or delivery, call in that order — make a difference and help our local businesses.”

Kearny Eats participants represent a range of culinary choices, including Arcos Pastry, Anthony’s Supermarket, Brasas Grill Bar & Restaurant, Brazilian Spices Restaurant & Steakhouse, Café Chila, Cumbia Café, Curiosity by Intrinsic, Euro Pub, Fresh Ice Cream, Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar,  Jimmy’s Restaurant and Lounge, Kearny Café, Leo’s Italian Ice & Ice Cream, Mina’s Café, O’Imperial Bar & Restaurant, Oh! Calamares, Peter’s Pizzeria, Q’tal Bar & Grill, Reilly’s Bar & Grill, Tres Leches Bakery & Café, Ulta Nutrition, Urban Bricks Pizza and Yoli’s Restaurant.

The KUEZ is working with Erin Martins, @TheKearnyInsider, to help spread the news about the program.

“Our local identity includes our local restaurants — they are where favorite foods are enjoyed, important life moments are celebrated, and memories are made,” she said. “Kearny Eats is a great way to support your favorite places or find new favorite spots to visit.  It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Visit for a complete list of participants and specials, and keep checking back as details continue to be added.

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