North Plainfield sports bar provides quality food, while remaining safe during pandemic

A Somerset County sports bar known to New Jersey sports fans has made some changes to keep the business going during the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2020, 1:03 AM

Updated 1,348 days ago

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A Somerset County sports bar known to New Jersey sports fans has made some changes to keep the business going during the pandemic.
Arooga’s in North Plainfield is known for its high-quality food on game day.
“Before COVID obviously this was the place to be for UFC fights, football, soccer events, boxing, you name it,” says Arooga's co-owner Cordell Toson.
But the 7,300-square-foot restaurant was forced to closed its doors for a time when the coronavirus struck the Garden State. Now it offers takeout, delivery and outdoor dining options.
“We’re trying to protect our community,” says co-owner Anaka Toson. “So, we make sure all our tables are 6 feet apart. We make sure all of our employees have their masks on and their gloves.”
The restaurant also has enhanced cleaning and a commitment to making sure customers are protected – all while serving a variety of food.
“Our wings are five-times award-winning,” says Cordell Toson. “Our burgers are Wagyu beef…We have a big pretzel, about 18 inches high."
Vegetarian options are also available.
“It’s a great place you can go with your friend that’s a vegetarian and you’re a meat-eater. It’s one of the only places you can go and have the best of both worlds,” says Anaka Toson.
Arooga’s also hosts an outdoor cigar night on Thursdays.


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