Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton to Host Farm-to-Table Benefit Dinner

BY  |  Friday, May 22, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

If you attended the Montclair Public Library Foundation’s Under the Covers party last week, then you know that the food from Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas was delicious. If you want to try more, an upcoming event is a great opportunity. The Clifton Commons restaurant, which specializing in small plates that put modern twists to Italian classics, will host a City Green Farm-To-Table Dinner on Thursday, June 4.

A reception featuring passed appetizers will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a six-course dinner, featuring a scratch-made menu prepared by Executive Chef Josh Bernstein, complete with wine pairings. Below is the full menu:

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Savory & Sweet: The Empanada Lady Food Truck Satisfies

BY  |  Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (5)


Spring brings something new to the Montclair street food scene, courtesy of the Empanada Lady food truck, rolling out gourmet comfort food.

With a schedule still solidifying, Cynthia “Empanada Lady” Soto is busy grilling and frying with empanadas, yucca fries, and Cubano sandwiches on the menu.

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Cinco Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

BY  |  Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (6)

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Here are cinco ways to celebrate the Mexican holiday locally:

1) Start your day with a box of Montclair Bread Company‘s Cinco de Mayo inspired doughnuts, like Margarita flavored, Tres Leche, Sangria, and Churros too!

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Montclair Bread Company Expanding, Needs More Dough

BY  |  Monday, May 04, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Montclair Bread Co.

If you’ve ever had a Montclair Bread Co. doughnut, you’ll understand that the small shop can’t keep up with the demand. What started as Sunday Doughnuts back in 2013 quickly became a daily offering. Today, the small shop on Walnut Street has announced plans for an expansion. The big project will require a lot of dough, so MBC has launched a kickstarter campaign to help raise funds:

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Local Award Winning Chef Wins on Family Feud

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Those of us who have had the pleasure of eating at Chef Ariane Duarte’s restaurants (the now closed Montclair restaurant CulinAriane or her new Ariane Kitchen & Bar in Verona) know that Chef Duarte is a winner. Well, she’s good at game shows too. Yesterday Duarte and her family won on Family Feud.

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Bloomfield’s Finest Restaurants Showcased Their Food at A Taste Of Bloomfield

BY  |  Monday, Apr 27, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Many of Bloomfield’s finest restaurants showcased their menus at A Taste Of Bloomfield, held Sunday at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center.

Chefs set up tables inside the historic mansion and under a tent in the Rose Garden. The variety of tasting items included international favorites, American cuisine and delicious desserts. El Matador Mexican Deli, Spice Thai Cuisine, Zi Zia Pizzeria and Senorita’s Mexican Grill brought the flavors of their home countries to the event. Anthony’s Cheesecake served their famous “Slice of Heaven” and also brought Pulled Pork Sliders & Potato Salad from Anthony’s Cafe. Brookdale ShopRite was there with ten items from their catering menu and Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna Roll & Rainbow Roll from the Shoprite Sushi Bar.

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Good News For Montclair Farmers’ Market(s) This Season

BY  |  Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 1:35pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Good News For Montclair Farmers' Market(s) This Season

Montclair Farmers’ Markets, the original at Walnut Train Station, and the second market, which opened last summer on Park Street in Montclair Center, are both returning this June. The original Montclair Farmers Market, created in 1993, kicks off its 23rd season on Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walnut Train Station parking lot. The market runs all summer and through the fall until Thanksgiving (a smaller market operates unofficially in cold weather).

Returning for the official season are all five favorite, familiar farmers — Tree-Licious Orchards, Sunden Farms, Vacchiano’s, Matarazzo’s, and Farmer John (the organic grower) – with super fresh produce, often picked within 24 hours. Continue Reading

Special Mother’s Day Meals to Take Your Favorite Mother Out

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Want to truly make Mom happy on Mother’s Day, May 10? Treat her to a great meal with zero clean up. Here are some local suggestions:


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Montclair Food & Wine Festival Presents Book Party & Bites With Stars of The Kitchen

BY  |  Monday, Apr 20, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Food & Wine Festival

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival, which is gearing up for its 3rd annual festival this June, has just announced its first free event — Book Party & Bites. On Thursday, June 11, MFWF, along with BSTV Entertainment (producers of the Food Network’s The Kitchen) will co-host the free book signing at Watchung Booksellers and Tiny Elephant in Montclair.

Stars from The Kitchen — Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, and Geoffrey Zakarian — will be on hand to meet fans and sign their cookbooks. On a first-come, first-serve basis, attendees will sample bites from each star’s cookbook prepared by Tiny Elephant, along with a Zakarian-inspired “Five O’clock Somewhere” cocktail crafted from Jersey’s own, Busted Barrel Rum and Blue J Syrups.

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Spring Catering Expo at Brookdale ShopRite This Weekend

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Catering Expo at Brookdale ShopRite

This weekend, Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield is having a free Catering Expo where you’ll see and taste many of the delicious savory and sweet dishes from its catering department. Whether you are planning a party, shower, graduation or just need help entertaining … you won’t want to miss this in-store event!

Catering Expo at Brookdale ShopRite
Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 from 11 am – 3 pm
Brookdale ShopRite 1409 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
Free Tastings from the kitchens of ShopRite Catering. Enter a Drawing for a $100 ShopRite Gift Card on Sunday



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I’d love to take the family to see Robin Hood on stage and his attempts to help the 99%!

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