Ultimate Alfresco Meal? Breakfast On A Ferris Wheel

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Have a very special occasion coming up? Is the sky the limit for your celebration? This might be just what you’re looking for.

Celebrate a birthday, engagement, graduation, or anniversary, with a private breakfast a top one of the largest Ferris wheels on the east coast. This summer, Morey’s Piers in the Wildwoods has launched the “Breakfast Buyout.” Your group can take over the 156′ hight Giant Wheel and enjoy the cool ocean breeze and a hot breakfast served “wheel-side” complete with white linens and fine china and dishes including Belgium waffles, shrimp and lobster omelets or steak and eggs. Breakfast Buyout is available on Friday, August 7, 14, and 21 only. The cost is $3,000 (does not include tax or gratuity) for the two-hour package for a maximum of 48 people.

Not ready to part with $3000? Individual Breakfast in the Sky reservations are available July 25 through August 24 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays only. Price is $85 per car with two people; $40 per additional person. Limit of four guests per car; advance reservation required.

To book Breakfast Buyout or for more information,  call 609-846-1624.



Outpost in the Burbs Takes Over Montclair Center Stage Saturday Night

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Outpost in the Burbs

Outpost in the Burbs will take over Montclair Center Stage this Saturday, August 1, offering a free night of great music.

Here is the fabulous line-up:

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Bloomfield Mayor In the Finals of Politicker’s Poll For New Jersey’s Most Effective Mayor

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 8:16am  |  COMMENTS (1)

mayor mike veneziaBloomfield’s Mayor Mike Venezia has made it to the final round of Politicker’s contest to name New Jersey’s Most Effective Mayor. Polls opened in June with 13 mayors up for the title.

It’s now down to two—Venezia is up against Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.

Politicker says the young mayors deserve props in that they both supplanted older guards to get where they are now.

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A Musical Journey: Montclair’s Jazz House Kids Take Peru!

BY  |  Monday, Jul 27, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Part of Melissa Walker’s mission when she founded Jazz House Kids 13 years ago was to foster talented kids to excel musically as well as become community leaders and global citizens. Recently, that goal was realized when a group of students from the organization traveled to Peru on a cultural exchange.

From June 26 to July 4, 13 students and four adults from Jazz House Kids traveled around the country, covering tourist highlights such as Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima, and more important, serving as cultural and musical ambassadors. The group performed twice a day at various venues around the country, ranging from a jam session at a restaurant in Cusco to a performance at the Japanese Peruvian cultural center to a benefit concert to help children in the Southern part of the country suffering from exposure to severe cold. Continue Reading

Authentic Shanghai Chinese Food in Fairfield

BY  |  Monday, Jul 27, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Shanghai 46

For locals looking for really good authentic Chinese food (and those mourning the closing of Chengdu 1 in Cedar Grove) you’ll be happy to learn of a gem of a place in Fairfield, NJ. I had the pleasure of attending a tasting at Shanghai 46 last week and came away with a very full belly and a new love of the cuisine. Tip: Bring a bottle of Riesling!

Shanghai 46, the latest restaurant from Chef-trained/ Owner Kevin Lin who also owns the highly regarded Cheng Du 23 in Wayne, is one of the only truly authentic Chinese restaurants in New Jersey serving Shangai cuisine. The cuisine—the youngest of China’s 10 major food styles—reflects the variety of cultures that have influenced the enormous coastal city-province.

“People are more familiar with heavier, spicier Cantonese or Szechuan style dishes. Home-style Shanghai cooking is lighter and more delicate, with less oil, subtle spicing and saucing and always a hint of sweetness.” notes Lin.

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Locals Host Bernie Sanders Organizing Events on Wednesday

BY  |  Monday, Jul 27, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bernie Sanders

Do you “Stand With Bernie” Sanders for President in 2016? There are two local events happening this Wednesday, July 29, where you can join other supporters to organize and raise funds for Sanders’ campaign:

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Montclair Social Security Building Sold For $2,425,000

BY  |  Monday, Jul 27, 2015 7:31am  |  COMMENTS (2)

ss-building sold

Montclair’s former Social Security building has sold after an online auction that began on July 13 with a bid of $1,650,000 and ended on July 23 with a sale price that closed the auction at $2,425,000. There were seven bidders on the property and one of those bidders appears to be the The Pinnacle Companies, who announced, along with news of their purchase of the Wellmont Theater, that Pinnacle’s team was also pursuing the acquisition of the former Social Security building. Continue Reading

Euro BBQ Opens in Montclair

BY  |  Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 1:27pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

euro barbeque

If you’re craving Portuguese barbecue, you now have a local option. Euro Barbeque opened this week in the space vacated by Elevation Burger. The restaurant is still casual dining, but has a fresh, attractive new look, with lots of dark wood, granite counters and leafy green walls.


You can eat in or take out. Menu offerings include appetizers and main dishes and feature a Portuguese pulled pork sandwich ($7.50), BBQ chicken or ribs, (beef or pork, half or whole orders), steak and onions ($14.95) as well as seafood dishes including shrimp in garlic sauce ($14.95), Portuguese seafood with rice, clams in white wine ($10.95), codfish cakes (5 for $5.95) and grilled salmon.

Ribs served with choice of two sides.

Ribs served with choice of two sides.

Euro Barbeque, 367 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, 973-509-1177 (delivery – minimum $12). Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Bring Your Pup Today – “Dogs of Church Street,” Sunday, July 26

BY  |  Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 10:18am  |  COMMENTS (2)

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Got a cute doggie?

Let your pooch enter the “Dogs of Church Street” today, Sunday July 26th, from noon until five. Sponsored by Sorrelli with support from Portraits by Michael Stahl and Montclair Feed & Pet Store, dogs will be captured in street portraits right in front of Sorrelli’s at 20 Church Street. Continue Reading

Recognizing Montclair and The 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

BY  |  Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 10:13am  |  COMMENTS (2)

i am montclair

Today, we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. Locally, Montclair made its own impacy on disability awareness with “I Am Montclair” a short film about community and a call for action to improve acknowledgment, acceptance and inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

If you haven’t seen the film, take a moment to view it here. You’ll see plenty of familiar faces — personal interviews including people with and without disabilities, advocates, families and caregivers — in this disability awareness project by, for and about the Montclair community.

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Montclair has a Whole Foods. Fairway requires more space then that A&P. Let's get creative and try to get Zabars to open in Montclair. I'd be there daily :)

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