Getting through Millburn, NJ has not been easy the last few months and the traffic will not ease up anytime soon. Bridge construction on Millburn Avenue in the mid-300’s block, just east of Main Street has taken the usual 5 lane road down to 2 slow lanes and all parking spaces have been lost.
One side of the bridge, overlooking the river streaming into Taylor Park, is now completed, with handsome new sidewalks, and the north side of Millburn Ave is now under attack. Fences have been installed with garlands and bows to mark the holiday season and people have settled into a pattern of crossing in the middle of the block, near the path that leads to Essex Street next to Tinga.
Karen Eastman Bigos, a lifelong devotee of the Millburn Deli and her beloved downtown of Millburn, wanted to draw attention to the plight of the local businesses, so she accepted a challenge to eat at her favorite place for 30 straight days in October. Starting on the first of the month, which marked their anniversary of ownership (although the Delicatessen has been in business since 1946) Karen went there every day and posted photos on facebook to mark her trips and entice friends and followers to join her for lunch.
Check out her facebook photo journal of OVER a month of eating at and visiting the deli with more than 60 pics of people, food and fun at the Millburn Deli. Hundreds of people wrote in and commented on her Millburn Deli Madness and Karen recently took Millburn Deli Sandwiches with her on a trip to Paris so she could share them with her niece, who watched her postings from afar and craved one of their famous Sloppy Joe Sandwiches.