Montclair’s ACME Gets Ready To Open

Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 11:25am  |  COMMENTS (1)


It’s not the first time we had an ACME in Montclair (here’s the one that used to be on Claremont Ave., where CVS is now), but now the A&P on Valley Road is gone and ACME is getting ready to open in its place tomorrow, at 7 a.m., if they deliver on signs in the store’s vestibule. The parking lot is packed with vans, and there’s a flurry of activity inside. One change we noticed — the old self-check out lanes were gone and with new lanes.

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An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum

BY  |  Friday, Oct 09, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew

Lovers of good beer and hearty food should check out Newark Museum’s An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum on Thursday, October 15.

You’ll sample meat and vegetarian chili and wash it down with local, domestic and international beers from Anchor Brewing, Boon Brewery,  Brooklyn Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, New Jersey Beer Company, Duvel, Gaslight Brewery, Forgotten Boardwalk, Ommegang,  Rodenback Brewery, Sweetwater,  Colony Meadery, Sixpoint Brewery, Troegs, 21st Amendment, and many more.  Guests will be sampling their beer in a memento pub tasting glass.

Chili samples will be provided by Burger Walla, Cravings A Caterer, Eclectic Catering, Encore Catering, Frungillo Caterers, Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant, Kilkenny Ale House, Laurence Craig Catering, Martini 494, McGovern’s Tavern, Nana’s Deli and Ultimate Caterers.  Hobby’s Delicatessen & Restaurant will be contributing hot dogs and trimmings.

Guests will have access to the historic Ballantine House – once home of the famed beer and ale brewing family – and the exhibition The Shape of Light: Gabriel Dawe.

An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew
Thursday, October 15 at 6 pm
Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $60 for a general admission and may be purchased by calling (973) 596-6559; or online.



Plum Bakery Opens For Gluten-Free Goodies in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Plum Bakery

Here’s what you need to know about the just opened gluten-free Plum Bakery (179 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair). If you want delicious bakery treats, you better get there early in the morning. Since having a soft opening on the weekend and their first weekday open today, owner Natalie Colledge says she’s selling out by early noon on most items.

I went over to Plum Bakery this morning to get a sampling of the treats (it’s a tough job).

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It’s the Great Pumpkin Guide Baristaville!

BY  |  Friday, Oct 02, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


October is here and that means it’s pumpkin season! I love going pumpkin picking, but most of all, I love to eat and drink anything pumpkin-flavored. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin beer, pumpkin ravioli…You name it. If it’s made with pumpkin, I’m in love.

Here’s where to get your local pumpkin foodie fix:

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Cru vs. Brew: a No-Holds-Barred Throw Down Between Wine and Beer

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

 Cru vs. Brew

I love beer. I love wine. I love food. I love this event.

Wine or beer? Which will rule the evening? You can find out at Amanti Vino’s signature wine and beer pairing event — Cru vs. Brew 2015 on  Thursday, October 22.

In the wine corner: Michael Skurnik of Michael Skurnik Wines, distributor and importer of fine estate-bottled wines from around the world.

In the beer corner: Garrett Brown of Firestone Walker Brewery, presenting award-winning, limited-edition brews rarely available in New Jersey.

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Montclair’s South End Gets Popular New Restaurant with B London

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

B London

Benedicta and her children with Mayor Jackson at B London’s Grand Opening.

The “B” in B London is Benedicta Otalor-Sisti. The Montclair resident (via West London), recently opened up a cafe in Montclair’s South End, offering an eclectic menu of all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch — pancakes, omelettes, French toast, wraps, Panini, Baked Potatoes, wings, burgers, alongside British favorites such as Shepherd’s pie and fish ‘n’ chips.

B London has quickly become popular with the neighborhood for good food and reasonable prices. Bendicta is enjoying her own popularity too. She recently was featured on the Dr. Oz Show discussing her Cookie Dough Ball energy snacks for those mid afternoon slumps.

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Drink Some Wine in the Wild at Turtle Back Zoo

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 Wine in the Wild

On Saturday, October 10, Essex County and The Zoological Society of NJ will host a benefit Turtle Back Zoo wine tasting — Wine in the Wild.

Raise a glass to wildlife at this unique event! The wine tasting will feature 100+ selections from local and national wineries. Enjoy delicious light food pairings and an array of sweets from some of our finest local establishments. The event will be hosted and tented on the grounds of The Turtle Back Zoo. The curator will be on hand to introduce guests to some of his favorite zoo occupants.

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Prost! Two Local Oktoberfests to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Your Oktoberfest celebrations starts this weekend!


Go celebrate with Pig & Prince in Montclair on Sunday, September 27 from 2 pm – 10 pm. Some of the best breweries in the Metro area including Ramstein, Brooklyn, Paulaner, Hacker Pschorr, Magnify and many more will be here, authentic German food and BEER, BEER, and more BEER! Oktoberfest at Pig & Prince is “the best of the wurst!” 21+ to get in, ID required.

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Montclair Food & Wine Festival to Host Frost Bites, a Winter Tasting Event

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Frost Bites

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival, which takes place in summer, is expanding its food events with Frost Bites this January. Cure the winter doldrums and continue celebrating the New Year with an evening of small-bite fare from 20 top chefs, plenty of bubbly, and live modern rock!

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Joe Walsh Pre-Concert Party to Feature BBQ Dinner by Chef Lance Knowling, Plus After Party at Halcyon

BY  |  Monday, Sep 21, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Joe Walsh

Get the party started early! If you’re going to the MFEE Joe Walsh concert, (and even if you’re not) you won’t want to miss the pre-concert party to support the new MHS media center and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of MHS. This special dinner will feature gourmet BBQ by Food Network star Lance Knowling, the former owner and chef of Montclair’s Indigo Smoke and current owner of Harlem’s acclaimed Blujeen restaurant, and entertainment by DJ Max-Jerome of 99.5 WBAI FM-NYC.

Here’s what you’ll enjoy at the BBQ Buffet Menu:

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