Satis Bistro to Host “A Taste of Spain” Wine Dinner

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Octopus, paella and roasted leg of lamb are some of the dishes that will be served at Satis Bistro’s “A Taste of Spain” wine dinner ($45 plus tax and gratuities) on Wednesday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, or to book a reservation, click here.

And Now For Your Moment Of Covfefe

BY  |  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:01pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Montclair’s Java Love gets in on the covfefe craziness…

Come in to Java Love today and order a #covfefe latte on us! #latte #handcrafted #montclairnj #bethelny #umbanj

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Montclair Farmers’ Market 25th Season Opens June 3

BY  |  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:18pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Farmers’ Market will kick off its 25th season this Saturday, June 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut Street Train Station parking lot. The weekly market officially runs all summer and through the fall until Thanksgiving; all five familiar family farmers will return again this season, plus 15 specialty food artisans.

Additionally, this will be the third season in which SNAP, WIC, and Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program participants are offered double the value of their coupons, thanks to a generous grant from Partners for Health. Continue Reading

Luke and Tom’s Red Nose Day Bake Sale, Actually To Take Place Thursday, MAY 25

BY  |  Monday, May 22, 2017 1:00pm

Montclair resident Luke Parker Bowles and Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall will host a bake sale on Thursday, May 25th from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, outside of LOCAL COFFEE at 107 Watchung Plaza, Montclair to support Red Nose Day USA, a global non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the conditions of poverty that impact the lives of children.

Baked goods will be provided by THE LITTLE DAISY BAKE SHOP, THE PIE STORE and LOCAL COFFEE, and Luke and Tom will be selling these stores’ baked items – all of which will be specially designed in a Red Nose Day theme/look. Red noses will also be sold and all proceeds from the bake sale will be re-donated to the pair’s Facebook campaign for Red Nose Day USA, which will make it eligible for a match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, doubling the bake sale’s financial support of Red Nose Day USA. Continue Reading

Montclair’s Fusion Empanada is Now Cocina Candela!

BY  |  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:37pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair’s Fusion Empanada is expanding its menu, stepping up its service, and rebranding as Cocina Candela! Thankfully –they will still serve their signature empanadas with house-made pastry dough. Owner Kenny Candelaria wants old customers and new ones to know that the restaurant is much more than empanadas, hence the rebrand. The full-scale mouth-watering menu also includes an incredible Brunch — served on Saturday and Sunday!

Candela Benedict and Chicken and Waffles — two of our favorite brunch dishes at Cocina Candela

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City Green Veggie Mobile Returns to South End June 7

BY  |  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:00am

Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renee Baskerville and the Township of Montclair are partnering with Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, Partners for Health and City Green, to once again welcome the City Green Veggie Mobile – a mobile farm stand that will bring fresh produce and other healthful foods to Montclair’s South End district.

The Veggie Mobile will be at the Garden State Community Bank parking lot, 323 Orange Road from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the following days: Continue Reading

Punto Rosso Montclair Serves Up Old School Artisan Cuisine and New School Gluten-Free Fare

BY  |  Friday, May 12, 2017 4:45pm

​Punto Rosso​, which has just opened for business at 6 Park Street in Montclair, is the first Italian restaurant in Montclair to offer authentic dishes that are 100% gluten-free. The restaurant also features a full menu of small batch, freshly prepared meals that are based on original family recipes.

12 oz pork chop Punto Rosso in a balsamic vinegar reduction

“Our goal at Punto Rosso is to accommodate our customer’s unique dietary needs by serving them delicious Italian food that doesn’t compromise on taste,” says Duke Carlino, whose family owns La Riviera Trattoria in Clifton, one of northern New Jersey’s best reviewed and most popular Italian restaurants. “We serve exclusive culinary creations that my family has been crafting for over 36 years, with a gluten-free menu that’s been delighting customers for nine years. We’re looking forward to making it all available to Montclair’s discriminating diners.” Continue Reading

Baristanet Mother’s Day Dining Guide

BY  |  Monday, May 08, 2017 11:30am

Mother’s Day, May 14, is right around the corner! Have you found the perfect gift? Treat Mom to a delicious meal and show her how much you care. Check out one of these local eateries:

Laurel & Sage (33 Walnut Street, Montclair) will be open for both brunch and dinner with special menus. There will be three pre-fixe brunch seatings at $35 per person: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. The new spring dinner menu will be offered a la carte from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Outdoor garden style dining will be available if weather permits. Reservations at 973.783.1133 or [email protected]

Fascino (331 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) is taking reservations for seatings between 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM. In addition to their regular a la carte menu, they will offer their 5-course tasting or 4-course vegetarian tasting, as well as some specials. 973.233.0350.

Laboratorio Kitchen

Laboratorio Kitchen (615 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) will serve a Mother’s Day dinner from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. They will offer their regular menu as well as specials. Reservations at 973.746.6100.

Jack’s Seafood Shack

If you can’t give Mom a vacation in Maine, you can give her a Maine lobster on Mother’s Day. Enjoy a whole lobster at Jack’s Seafood Shack (718 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, 973.893.5283).

Ariane Kitchen & Bar (706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona) will be open from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM and will offer the regular menu. There will also be live music. Reservations at 973.744.0533.

Essex Junction (60 Washington Street, Bloomfield) will be serving their regular bunch menu on Sunday beginning at 10:30 AM and their dinner menu at 3:00 PM. Reservations at 973.680.8110.

Highlawn Pavilion (Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange) will offer a 4-course prix fixe Mother’s Day dinner. $69.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. A Children’s Dinner is available upon request for ages 4-12 at $34.50 per person. Reservations at 973.731.3463.

The Manor

The Manor (111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange) will offer an a la carte dinner (seatings from 12:30 PM to 7:00PM), a brunch buffet (seatings from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM), and a dinner buffet (seatings from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM). The a la carte dinner is $79.95 per person and $29.95 per child, ages 3 to 10 plus tax and gratuity. Both buffets are $63.95 per person and $22.95 per child ages 3 to 10, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations at 973.731.2360.

Anthony’s Cheesecake (71 Washington Street, Bloomfield) will serve their always incredible brunch(!) beginning at 9:00 AM.

Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen offers cocktails and an array of seafood options including oysters, clams and other raw bar delights (183 Glenridge Ave., 973.744.0068).

The Shannon Rose Irish Pub (98 Kingsland Road, Clifton) will offer a Mother’s Day Brunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM featuring a carvery station, omelets prepared to order, and a chef’s table buffet, and a Kids Knee-High Buffet station with kid-friendly options. The regular menu will also be available. Brunch is $29 per person and $14 for children 12 and under. Reservations at 973.284.0200.


Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas (70 Kingsland Road, Clifton) will offer brunch from 11:30 PM to 3:00 PM featuring a selection of a la carte dishes and the regular tapas-style menu will also be available. In addition, the Spring Truffle Festival menu will also be available.

Montclair Celebrates 4th of July Presents “The Beefsteak”

BY  |  Tuesday, May 02, 2017 1:00pm

The Montclair Celebrates the 4th of July Committee members have been hosting the annual beefsteak event for a few years. It has become its own annual rite of passage. It’s a big part of getting ready for Montclair’s 4th of July parade and celebration. If you love the 4th of July in Montclair, get your tickets for a night of great food, music and fun at this quintessentially-Jersey event known as “The Beefsteak.”

Seating is limited, so folks will want to get their tickets early by contacting the Montclair Recreation and Cultural Affairs Office directly by calling the number on the flyer.

Boedecker Cellars Wine Dinner with 5-Course Tasting Menu at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 10:30am

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton will host a Boedecker Cellars Wine Dinner on Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m.

Special guest Stewart Boedecker, creator and owner of Boedecker Cellars – founded in 2003 by husband and wife team, Stewart and Athena Boedecker, and located in the heart of Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest– will provide tasting notes as guests sample their way through a five-course tapas-style tasting menu, developed to complement each wine selection. Boedecker Cellars crafts wines focused on quality, finesse and locality, and loves Pinot Noir, recognizing and appreciating different aspects that make these wines very elegant. The full menu includes: Continue Reading

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