Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Iron Bar owners set to seek approval for place-to-place liquor license transfer to future 9 South St. business in October.
Gran Cantina is not an expansion of Iron Bar. That is the first thing James Cavanaugh wants to get cleared up about his plans for 9 South St., which until recently housed the Zebu Forno cafe. The second thing the longtime Morristown business owner wants known about his Mexican concept is it's going to be something the town has never experienced before. But, it has to be approved by the town first. While Cavanaugh, business partner Darrell Remlinger and their attorney Robert Williams aren't expected to get that opportunity until October, Cavanaugh is optimistic the place-to-place liquor license transfer has legal footing to be approved. Right now, the license for his Iron Bar already occupies part of 9 South St.—its basement. If approved, …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
James Cavanaugh looking to extend liquor license into new business, in space formerly occupied by Zebu Forno.
Some metals expand more than others when in contact with heat and cold. The owners of Iron Bar, however, hope the town won't be cold to them and allow their less-than-one-year-old business–specifically its liquor license–the opportunity to expand into the space formerly occupied by Zebu Forno. James Cavanaugh, owner of Iron Bar, seeks to extend its liquor license to a new establishment two doors down, which would become a Mexican restaurant. Cavanaugh, of Chester Township, also owns that business space. Iron Bar's current space has a maximum allowable capacity for 800 people–200 on the main floor and 600 in the basement, which is expected to be opened this fall. But, though it's a new concept and not an expansion of Iron Bar, at least one …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
What were the most read stories on Morristown Patch this past month?
Police say a Montville man pulled over for suspected driving while intoxicated had a Blood Alcohol Content triple the legal limit allowed in New Jersey. A West Orange resident was allegedly drunk when she drove the wrong way around the Green before turning the wrong way down Market Street, Morristown Police said. Depending on who you ask, the bar scene in Morristown is either lively and vibrant or one step away from chaos. So, Morristown Patch decided to see for ourselves what downtown–specfically in this video outside Iron Bar, Sona Thirteen, The Dark Horse Lounge and Grasshopper off the Green–is like when "last call" comes on a Saturday night and bar patrons take to the streets early Sunday morning at 2 a.m. A Morristown man allegedly …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Often, you would find Patch there. Now, what should go here?
It is with a somewhat heavy heart that this week our "Occupy This Space" looks at what, up until a few days ago, was Zebu Forno. As any regular reader of Morristown Patch knows, we had a fondness for this place. This mostly was because we knew the people there so well and felt comfortable spending several hours doing our daily work. It would be our second office if, you know, we had a first office. For our totally biased farewell, click here. But, with this, with anything, we have to move on. Zebu Forno was in a prime location on South Street, spitting distance from the Green (OK, it would a long spit, but still, pretty close). It's surrounded by boutiques, restaurants and is right next to a self-serve froyo shop (so, please keep the …
Monday, July 16, 2012
European-style eatery, coffee spot opened in August 2010 on South Street.
After almost two years, Zebu Forno is closing its doors at the end of the day Tuesday. Reopened by Chatham resident Bill Oliver in August 2010 after a short stint by another owner the previous year, the European-style cafe specializing in pizza, coffee and sandwiches–as well as a number of art programs and installations–was a labor of love for the former real estate developer. On Monday afternoon, the father of four admitted he had teared up more than once after making the decision to close. "The best times I had was when I had good music or nice artwork here, I just liked to give back," he said. The large cafe at 9 South St. had become known as a place not only to get something to eat but to catch some live music, see an art installation…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Ian George, along with three other artists, to hold opening public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 2.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The latest art exhibit coming to Zebu Forno, set to open June 1, will feature Morristown resident [and a graduate of Alfred University, this site's editor's alma mater] Ian George. His opening public reception, on June 2, will feature not one, not two, but four artists, from 5 to 7 p.m. The press release is below. A solo exhibition of paintings by contemporary mixed media artist, Ian George will be presented by ZEBU Forno in downtown Morristown. The exhibit will open on June 1st, 2012 and continue for the month. A Public Reception will be held on June 2nd from 5pm to 7pm. Additionally, three more artists will share the opening reception. Inspired by the works of Alberto Giacometti, Francis Bacon, and Anselm Kiefer, Ian George is a …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Editor John Dunphy, and other Patch employees will be at Zebu Forno from 6 to 8 p.m.
Patch prides itself on being Morristown's most trusted local news source. But we're about more than crime and council meetings. We're about community interaction; we want to be your water cooler. For a while now we have been holding "Office Hours" around town, often at one of our favorite hangouts, Zebu Forno, on South Street. But, these happen during the day, and many of you might not be able to stop by around noon. So stop by Zebu Forno and let us show you how to best make use of Patch any time from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 16 (and, if you have popped onto Morristown Editor John Dunphy's profile, yes, it's his birthday. So, be sure to wish him a happy one!). For readers, we'll teach you how to post events, help get your voice out there…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Artists are part of Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Visitors to Zebu Forno in Morristown can get an extra treat—besides a good meal or cup of coffee. The restaurant is hosting “Lane & Kane” a special exhibition of art by James Lane and Ellen Kane, both artists in the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program. “The walls are so stark without art,” Zebu Forno owner Bill Oliver said Sunday at an opening reception for the exhibit, which will continue through April. “And this art is fantastic.” Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility in Peapack for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Arts Access enables artists with disabilities to create fine art, assisted by professional artist-facilitators. Lane and Kane were present at …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Meet Editor John Dunphy from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 9.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Zebu Forno sure is going to be seeing a lot of Patch this week. Not only will Patch be stationed at the popular cafe during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 10 (more on that to come), but Morristown Patch Editor John Dunphy will return there for newly-expanded "Office Hours," 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Have a question about blogging on Patch? Business owner wondering what all this "claimed listing" business is about and how does one get in on it? Interested in advertising and want to know how it works? Want to send press releases but not sure what to do? Need to hear Editor John Dunphy's story on how he pole danced in Morristown? We'll be hanging out at Zebu Forno for a couple of hours, working on the site, sipping coffee …