What do we love most about Union/Roselle Park/Rahway/Linden/Springfield?
Letting my son loose on the giant inflatables at PUMP IT UP in Roselle Park – another Saturday afternoon for ANOTHER birthday party with his class of screaming toddlers…
Get your fancy date night on at RAILHOUSE 1449 in Rahway
Rt. 22, while often harrowing to u-turn on, has every single shopping destination I EVER need…plus my favorite restaurant in the area – Rio 22 (rodizio means a night of the “meat sweats,” as my husband likes to call it)
Little kids with sticks hitting glow-in-the-dark balls in the dark at Monster Mini Golf in Union….what could possibly go wrong?
Showing off during bingo and trivia night at Dowlings Irish Pub in Roselle Park – good beers, too
Get excited about OLD STUFF at the Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University in Union!
Excellent pizza at Costa’s in Roselle Park – best wait staff ever – water glass never empty
Man, Rahway is really pulling out all the stops for both arts, food and general coolness about town – check out annual Restaurant Week
Bowl a few frames at Jersey Lanes in Linden
Echo Lake Lark which has the BEST dog park and pondside nature walk around…although I am always a mosquito banquet when I go there…
4 faces around a Scorpion bowl, sucking down girly drinks way faster than advisable at the bastion to 50’s dining…Lun Wah Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Roselle
Afternoon picnics at Warinanco Park – running course around the pond, paddle boats, fishing & events all the time – you can even walk to shopping on Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth from the park…as well as get a gut busting meal at the Coliseum Diner
Enjoy the annual “culture crawl” in Rahway – who can pass up themes like “Celebrating the Cultural Tapestry of Rahway?”
Excellent hiking at the Watchung Reservation
Getting my frustrations out in the batting cages at The Ballpark in Union
Spot THE LAB FOOD TRUCK around Roselle Park – what’s the secret to their delicious food? (Dr. Pepper in the BBQ sauce…why are we whispering? Everyone knows…)
Get your swing on at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield – aren’t you fancy?
Helicopter lessons at Core Heli Helicopter Flight School in Linden – I think I have a Groupon somewhere….soar high! (If you dare…)
Map out a driving trip of historical landmarks remaining from the Revolutionary War in Springfield – Cannon Ball House, First Presbyterian Church, Battleground Cemetery & Rahway Bridge, to name a few…
Drinks after work at PATRIA in Rahway!
I drive out of my way to stop for an Orange Julius of my childhood at the Dairy Queen in Union
Just a hop skip and a jump from the biggest IKEA around in Elizabeth – while you are at it, check out the Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall…you know, where I got that purse for half off?
What happened to the days when you got your dinner from an old-fashioned butcher? Oh, yeah, he’s still there! Check out the Union Pork Store…OH, THE BACON….