January 14, 2018, is National Hot Pastrami Day. Pastrami is a popular deli meat made from beef. It was created before modern refrigeration as a way to preserve meat. Pastrami is made by putting raw meat in brine; then it is partially dried, seasoned, smoked and steamed. The classic New York deli sandwich is pastrami on rye. It is sliced and served hot, usually with coleslaw and Russian dressing.

Harold’s New York Deli in Edison is known for their corned beef, pastrami and cheesecake. They also have soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more. For more information, call 732-661-9100.

Lou’s Eatery & Sub Shop in Bound Brook serves breakfast, deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches, burgers, pasta, paninis, salads, seafood, wraps and more. For more information, call 732-356-8655.

Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse in Somers Point is known for its New York Deli-style breakfast and lunch. Their dinner menu also includes steak, seafood, jumbo lump crab cakes and traditional deli sandwiches. For more information, call 609-653-8155.

DiVello’s Deli in Cherry Hill is a full deli specializing in Italian cheeses and meats. Their menu includes homemade pasta, salads, meatballs, pasta sauces and more. For more information, call 856-428-6561.

January 14 is also Dress Up Your Pet Day, National Healthy Weight Day and International Kite Day.

For similar celebrations, check out Today in NJ: National Cold Cuts Day and Today in NJ: National Empanada Day.

Today in NJ, 2017: Organize Your Home Day

January 14, 2017, is Organize Your Home Day. This day was created to encourage people to stop putting off their home organization plans. One tip to make organizational tasks more enjoyable is to get friends and family to help out; It also helps to use bins for storage and to label everything as well. Use the businesses listed below to help get your home organized.

The Container Store in Paramus has everything you’ll need for closet, kitchen, bath, travel, shelving, office, garage and laundry storage. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, call 201-265-9004.

Target in North Brunswick sells shelves, bookcases, baskets, bins and other decorative storage containers. They are open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. For more information, call 732-798-2558.

Closettec in Manalapan has everything you’ll need to bring order to closets, kitchens, living rooms, laundry rooms, basements, garages, offices and more. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, call 732-792-0088.

Time To Get Organized in Annandale can help you organize your home, office and closet. They also host workshops. For more information, call 908-868-4311.

Today in NJ, 2016: Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 14, 2016, is Dress Up Your Pet Day. Dressing up your pet is a good way to show off their personality. During winter, this also protects pets from the cold. Beyond that, it is a good way to bond with a pet, and also makes for a good photo opportunity. However, it is important to make sure that pets are safe and comfortable in the clothes and costumes they wear. To find outfits to dress up your pet, visit one of the pet stores listed below.

Katie’s Pet Depot in North Brunswick offers natural pet food, pet supplies, grooming, live animals, and adoptions. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, call 732-422-0056.

Maxwell and Molly’s Closet has two locations, one in Hamburg and one in Newton. They offer clothing, collars, leashes, toys, beds, treats, grooming, and more. The Newton location is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. To contact the Newton location, call 973-300-0101. (Visit the website for details about the Hamburg location.)

Well Bred, located in Clinton and Chester, is a marketplace, bakery, boutique and health food store for pets. The Chester location is open Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. To contact the Chester location, call 908-879-6569. (See the website for Clinton location hours and contact info.)

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