It’s our favorite news to report — a ton of new eateries open or coming soon to Montclair. Here’s the scoop:
Oh My Cod will open on Wednesday, November 30 at 103 Forest St. in Montclair, thanks to Rachael Crampsey at Montclair Bread who is launching the new chip shop offering quality Irish Styled Fish & Chips. Oh My Cod will serve both cod and whiting as well as Montclair Bread Company bread for those tasty fish sandwiches. They will also have traditional sides including mushy peas, baked beans, and curry sauce, as well as imported sodas.
Fiamma Wood-Fired Pizza, of Westfield and Millburn, has opened a third location in Montclair. Located at the former Greek Delights space on Bloomfield Ave. (used to be the Soda Pop Shop), Fiamma is a sprawling space with comfy booths serving wood-fired Acunto brick oven pizza as well as pastas, salads and subs. What we want to try: Sorrentina pie with crushed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, wood fired sausage, roasted peppers and basil. Individual pies (12″) are $9-11, large pie (16″) $18-19.
Also open, is Diesel & Duke, located at 39 Glenridge Ave., in the space last occupied by Andersons 1949. Check out their burgers!
Have you tried Thai-inspired rolled ice cream? Now you can. Absolute Zero opened last week at 410 Bloomfield Ave. (by the Wellmont Theater) and social media is filled with folks taking videos of the super cold, super fun treat you can customize with toppings like Pocky Sticks, pretzels, toasted marshmallow, coconut flakes, crushed oreos, berries and more. Liquid is poured onto a surface with a freezing point below zero and then gets spread out and turned into ice cream rolls. Watch and learn.
A lobster roll after a trip to Montclair Art Museum? Sounds divine right? Get ready because Edgewater’s own Maine-style seafood shack, Jack’s Lobster Shack, will open a Montclair location in January 2017 in the space last occupied by Lalezar. What we love: A menu that offers both Maine and Connecticut style rolls along with other seafood delights.
Love Belgiovine’s Deli? Soon there will even be more to love. “It’s true,” manager Gerard Cope tells Baristanet. “We’re expanding next door and opening a casual sit down restaurant in February featuring top sirloin burgers freshly ground daily, Italian hot dogs, grilled sausages, chili, and stacked New York style pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.”
Look for the grill to have an old-fashioned vibe complete with stools and a counter where Holsten’s ice cream and Junior’s cheesecake will be the star desserts.