MSU and Montclair Bread Co. Team Up For Great Doughnut Challenge

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 2:35pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair State University’s Commuter Student Programs and Services is teaming up with Montclair Bread Co., to create a new, limited-edition doughnut. The winning doughnut will act as a taste of Montclair State University right in the heart of Montclair’s community down on Walnut Street!

The contest is open to MSU students who are challenged to create a unique (and delicious) doughnut that represents the University.

The winning doughnut will be sold at the Montclair Bread Co. (113 Walnut Street) the week of November 28 – December 2.

Any ideas to inspire the students, readers? Tell us in comments!






Scenes From the Montclair Center and Pig & Prince Oktoberfest

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)


Montclair Center BID and Pig & Prince joined forces to bring more foot traffic downtown by hosting a huge Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 24. There was beer, authentic food, live music, and a whole lot of fun. Photographer Phil Cantor captured the festivities in some great photos. Check them out below:

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Local Rockettes Make Time For Joy at Montclair Bread Company

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

September 21, 2016: During the media tour for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes meet with fans and hand out their peppermint candy cane donut at the Montclair Bread Company in Montclair, NJ.

September 21, 2016: During the media tour for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes meet with fans and hand out peppermint candy cane donuts at the Montclair Bread Company in Montclair, NJ.

Radio City Rockettes Megan Levinson of North Caldwell (left) and Alyssa Epstein of Livingston visited Montclair Bread Company and presented owners and staff with a certificate recognizing Montclair Bread Company as a spectacular place to “make time for joy.”

September 21, 2016: During the media tour for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes meet with fans and hand out their peppermint candy cane donut at the Montclair Bread Company in Montclair, NJ. Continue Reading

Ani Ramen Montclair Announces 1st Annual Ramen Eating Contest

BY  |  Friday, Sep 23, 2016 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Ani Ramen House Opens In Montclair

Love ramen? Think you’ve got what it takes to out eat someone? Well, here’s your chance. Ani Ramen House, along with its sponsor Sun Noodle, has announced its 1st annual Slurp. Sip. Repeat. Ramen Eating Contest, which will be held on October 10.

Ani Ramen will stream the event on Facebook Live so everyone can have a front row seat to the event.

Here are the details:

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The Radio City Rockettes Visit Montclair Bread Company, 9/21

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


We’re just getting used to all the pumpkin products out for fall, but it’s going to feel like Christmas at Montclair Bread Company Wednesday when some Radio City Rockettes drop by to recognize it a spectacular place to “make time for joy” during the holiday season.

Montclair Bread Company will be presented with a certificate of excellence for their contribution to the community and in celebration, Montclair Bread Company will add their holiday doughnuts to their menu during the Rockettes visit. The event, open the the public, is this Wednesday, September 21 from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. This event is open to the public. Continue Reading

Crazy Mocha Now Open in Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 6:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair gets a jolt of caffeine today on Bloomfield Ave., with Crazy Mocha, promising signature, “bold, not burnt” coffees, opening at 6 a.m. Crazy Mocha makes its home in a former bank building. The attractive, sprawling space offers plenty of comfy places to sip, sit, study or socialize.

Details from the original bank, built in 1923, have been preserved, inside and out, including exposed brick walls and the bank deposit drop at the front door. Custom-made furniture and fixtures, including tables from reclaimed wood and comfy couches, create several distinct seating areas – some designed for group conversations and socializing, others perfect for work or study.


“We’ve built our reputation on welcoming and comfortable environments in each neighborhood where we operate, in addition to a menu that has something for almost everyone,” says owner Ken Zeff. Continue Reading

Prost! Oktoberfests to Eat, Drink, and Indulge

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)



Pleasantdale Chateau (754 Eagle Rock Way, West Orange), will host a Chateauberfest — an Oktoberfest elevated in true Pleasantdale Chateau style on September 21. Enjoy a diverse selection of specialty craft beers alongside creative cuisine from Executive Chef Robert Albers. $95 per person (includes tax & service charge) and Reservations Required: 973-731-5600 x416



Montclair Center BID and Pig & Prince are joining forces to bring more foot traffic downtown by hosting a huge Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 24 from 12 pm – 7 pm! Pig & Prince  will feature more than a dozen local and traditional Oktoberfest style beers, great authentic food, 14 local vendors and live music all day long on the Montclair Center Stage!


oktoberfestAles N’ Tails Oktoberfest takes over at Turtle Back Zoo on Saturday, October 1. Seasonal brews from around the corner and from around the world will be available for tasting at stations throughout the zoo. A variety of food vendors will be on site as well. Entertainment will be provided by the Oompah Band, which performs German and Bavarian music. Tickets are $60 for general admission and $15 for designated drivers. Proceeds benefit the Essex County Parks Foundation.



oktoberfest nyYou can enjoy Oktoberfest 2016 at the Watermark in NYC for three weekends (September 17, 18, 24, 25, October 1, and October 2). They’ll have live music, full Oktoberfest decoration and fun games for the entire family. Along with steins, you’ll get plenty of food from one of the many food vendors. And while you eat, be sure to enjoy the amazing views of New York at the 3,500 square foot venue featuring the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline.




For a more family friendly Oktoberfest celebration, head to the 22nd annual Oktoberfest at Applegate Farm in Montclair on Saturday, October 1 from 11 am – 3 pm. Enjoy a pumpkin painting contest, an ice cream eating contest, apple cider, clowns, and much more.




Montclair & Bloomfield Food News: Bluff City BBQ, Mountie’s Eatery, Think Local Tastes, Satis, and More

BY  |  Friday, Sep 09, 2016 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Your latest local restaurant and food news:

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Toni’s Kitchen “Neighbors Feeding Neighbors” Food Drive on 9/11

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Toni’s Kitchen

On Sunday, September 11, Toni’s Kitchen will hold its second Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Community-Wide Food Drive as part of the National 9/11 Day of Service.  Neighborhood “Ambassadors” collect healthy non-perishables in support of the Toni’s Kitchen Backpack Program.  Every week, Toni’s Kitchen provides backpacks filled with nutritious staples for low-income families in our community.

You can become a “Neighbors Feeding Neighbors” Neighborhood Ambassador and coordinate your friends, neighbors, or clubs for healthy, nonperishable food donations to Toni’s Kitchen on Sunday, September 11 as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service.

If you’re interested in becoming a Neighborhood Ambassador for Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, email here.  You can also download this flier that you can distribute to your friends and neighbors explaining the food drive and telling them the drop-off location that you choose for their donations:

Drop off donations between 9 am and 5 pm on Sunday, 9/11, at Toni’s Kitchen at 73 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair (enter via the parking lot on Union Street). Print a “Food Donation Drop-Off Point” sign by clicking here




The Little Daisy Bake Shop First Ever Pie Eating Contest

BY  |  Friday, Sep 02, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Little Daisy Bake Shop First Ever Pie Eating Contest

In the words of Montclair’s beloved Yogi Berra, “Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.”

Here’s a contest that has my name written all over it — a pie eating contest! The Little Daisy Bake Shop will hold its first ever Pie Eating Contest on Sunday, September 18, as part of the Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale.

Think you’ve got the skills to enter? Can you eat a whole pie faster than anyone?

Here’s the deal:

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I attended the Lackawanna Plaza workshops all last year. Where are the details about the proposed land usage/design guidelines that were supposed to be released, oh, back in the Spring?

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