Millburn/Short Hills is home to about 20,000 residents who enjoy beautiful homes amidst tree-lined streets. Schools in Millburn-Short Hills are well acclaimed and have been recognized in Newsweek and the New Jersey Monthly. Millburn/-Short Hills students attend one of five elementary schools, one middle school and one four-year high school. Almost 97% of graduating seniors from Millburn-Short Hills proceed to attend a four-year university. Millburn-Short Hills also boasts a very short and direct commute to Manhattan.
The South Mountain Reservation and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary are favorite hiking and exploration areas for nature lovers. Millburn/Short Hills also is celebrated for the Mall at Short Hills and the Papermill Playhouse, a local theater group, which provide local entertainment. A movie theater, fine dining, and exquisite shopping opportunities also exist in the Millburn/ Short Hills downtown area. Now located at the Short Hills train Station is the Historical Society filled with information on the town and maps for framing and pamphlets with walking tours. The Millburn Town Recreational department which is located in the Town Hall in the center of Millburn details all the individual programs from ski weekends to winter and camp in the summer. If you’re looking for that special summer experience, talk to my friend Risa Goldberg at The Camp Experts. For more information on Millburn/Short Hills, please click here.
A little bit of Millburn history..
Now to many of you when you hear the words Sloppy Joe you have visions of ground meat in a tomato-ish sauce served on a plain hamburger bun.
Good food for sure but not the Sloppy Joe I am talking about. In Millburn, NJ on Millburn Avenue is a sandwich shop called The Millburn Deli. Their version of the Sloppy Joe is made on fresh, sliced to order rye (yes I said the bread was sliced to order) and your choice/combination of deli meats. There is also a “Friday Joe” created for Lent which is Tuna and Egg Salad. The sandwiches come in two sizes, the regular Sloppy Joe and the Monster Joe. Above is my favorite Monster Joe, Corned Beef Pastrami, Swiss, Cole Slaw and Russian dressing (and butter on the bread).
The Millburn Deli has been open since 1946 and owned by the current owners since 1991. It is one of those places where there is someone who owns the business, but the place is really the community’s. Anyone who grew up in the West Orange, South Orange, Short Hills and Millburn area can recall memories of going to events, etc growing up and seeing Millburn deli Sloppy Joes being served. Just this past weekend my cousin and I rented a zip car and drove from NYC to Millburn just to have Sloppy Joes. This is a very special sandwich and so worth the trip to New Jersey if you have never been.