With the holiday season now officially here, Pavinci Italian Grill is getting into the spirit by continuing its Thanksgiving traditions.
Two days after one of borough's favorite Italian restaurants held its annual Thankgiving Eve Pajama Party, the restaurant will be offering Black Friday specials all day long.
On Friday, the restaurant will be running happy hour specials all day from noon until close at 2 a.m., and offering one dollar off all drinks.
Assistant manager Erica Rodriguez said the local band Street Hassle will also be performing at 9:30 p.m.
Rodriguez said that the restaurant, much like the whole borough, suffered from from Sandy after losing 12 days of buisness, but it is now back up and running.
"Every things back to normal, slowly but surely," she said. "We're back to full operating capacity. Our whole menu is back up and running, we're dealing with everything in strides."
She said the restaurant reopened on Nov. 9, after getting power back on Nov. 7 nine days after Sandy.
Despite losing nearly two weeks of business, Rodriguez said the restaurant made up for it with its increased business the days after.
"People were really happy to see us open again," she said, "we were a little busier for a while especially for football because a lot of people didn't have cable."
The restaurant will be hosting an event on Dec. 2 to benefit Sandy victims called Hurricane Hopatcong: We Hit Harder. The family-friendly event will include give-aways, raffles, live and silent auctions, and more.
"We're just happy to help in whatever way we can," Rodriguez said. "Hopefully this weekend will be a good weekend with the holiday spirit, while everyone is getting more back into the groove."