Where to Get Your Game Day Grub

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Football fans will tune in to watch Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, February 7.  Whether you really care about the championship game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers or are just tuning to in watch the commercials, one thing’s for sure – everyone wants game day grub.

Here are a few local places that will offer catering for your Big Game party:

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Scenes From Montclair Food & Wine Festival’s Frost Bites Party

BY  |  Friday, Jan 29, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Congratulations to the Montclair Food & Wine Festival for a successful, sold out Frost Bites party! And it was all for a great cause. Last night, locals enjoyed bubbly, booze, sparking soda, delicious bites made from local chefs, sweet treats &  racy treats, a meet and greet with the lovely guest of honor Chef Amanda Freitag, music, and mingling! Below is a just a glimpse from the evening:

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Where to Have a Romantic Dinner on Valentine’s Day

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

If you’re a romantic who loves to celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner, wine, dessert and more…there are many options for a special night out. Start making reservations now to ensure a spot for you and your sweetheart!

Here are what some local restaurants are offering for a special Valentine’s Day meal (We will update as more restaurants post their menus):

The Orange Squirrel

Chef Francesco Palmieri of The Orange Squirrel (412 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield) will offer a 5 course prix fixe Valentines menu from Friday, Febuary 12 – Sunday, February 14. Enjoy Pomegranate Kir Royales, seafood dumplings, pan roasted truffles chicken breast, grilled rare skirt steak, violet creme brulee, and much more. $70 pp (plus tax & gratuity) Reservations 973.337.6421


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The Best Local Thing I Ever Ate

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Best Local Thing I Ever AteIn our column, The Best Local Thing I Ever Ate, we ask local chefs, restaurant owners, and food lovers to share their favorite dish in the area. These are the kind of meals that you crave, dream about, salivate over. The meals that you order over and over again.


This month we have six delicious picks:

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What’s Cooking #Blizzard2016 (UPDATED)

BY  |  Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 9:14am  |  COMMENTS (1)


You bought all the milk, bread and pretty much everything else off supermarket shelves. So what did you make? In my house there was a flurry of activity, with my daughter making vegan pancakes, my husband making tabbouleh, me whipping up guacamole, and later, some ziti with meatballs, and my son pretty much just eating. Here’s are the yummy dishes some of our readers cooked up while snowed in yesterday:

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Montclair Loses a Brunch, Gains a Brunch

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

anderson's 1949

You knew it was coming. After the end of this month, Montclair will lose a great brunch (and lunch and dinner) spot. Anderson’s 1949 (39 Glenridge Avenue) will serve a final brunch the last weekend in January before they close up shop and leave for California. (It was originally scheduled for this weekend, but Chef Grimes pushed it because of the snow storm coming. She didn’t want anyone to miss out) Enjoy that last taste of those amazing waffles on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, 31 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

But all is not lost in the brunch world my friends.  Turtle + The Wolf (622 Valley Road) will start serving brunch this weekend! Brunch will be served between 9:30 am – 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Walk-ins only (no reservations!) BYOB.


Five Reasons to Attend the Montclair Food and Wine Festival Frost Bites Party

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Food & Wine Festival

Next Thursday, January 28, Montclair Food & Wine Festival hosts Frost Bites, a fun evening of food, bubbly, live music and more. I can’t think of a better way to cure the winter doldrums.

Still need convincing to purchase tickets? Here are 5 reasons why you should attend Frost Bites:

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Montclair and Bloomfield Food News: Vino Van, New Restaurant, and Specials

BY  |  Friday, Jan 15, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Your latest Montclair and Bloomfield restaurant and food news:

The Upper Montclair railway station. Image courtesy of Google.

  • Montclair may soon have a Vino Van, delivering wine to you at the train station on your way home. Amanti Vino sent out the following message in its newsletter:

After a long day at work, there is nothing better than enjoying a glass of to help you relax. But after a 10+ hour day and a long trek home, who wants to spend another hour getting wine? That’s where the Vino Van comes in. We are in the process of launching this project but need a little help for YOU. Let us know:

1) Which train station do you use?

2) What time do you get in?

Your answers will help us get a better idea of when to park the Vino Van at your stop! Email here to share your input.

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Escape Montclair and Common Lot Chefs Partner for Collaboration Dinner on January 13

BY  |  Friday, Jan 08, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Escape Montclair

Montclair Chef Bryan Gregg, of Escape and Australian-born Chef Ehren Ryan of Common Lot, coming soon to in Millburn, will kick off 2016 with a collaboration dinner in Montclair on January 13.

Gregg and Ryan share a passion for locally sourced ingredients and both have worked in Michelin-star kitchens around the world. The five-course menu will pair the talents of the established chef/restaurateur alongside the highly anticipated newcomer who brings his culinary sensibilities to New Jersey audiences with his first restaurant, scheduled to launch late February 2016.

Interested? Check out the menu below:

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Montclair Food News: Pizza, Parties, and Competitions

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Your latest Montclair restaurant and food news:

Amore Calandra's Pizza

  • Amore Calandra’s Pizza & Catering has opened at 322 Orange Road in Montclair. Owned by Jack Calandra, the South End restaurant offers Italian food and pizza 7 days a week. They also deliver. (Photo: Jack Calandra)

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Thank you Alma for sharing this with us. Go Lincoln! Go Asa! Dang, how did all this salt water get in my coffee?

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