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Sofra, Another Turkish Delight on Valley Road

Sofra comes to Montclair from a successful lineage of Istanbul restaurants.

Mes Reves: Dreams Come True in Bloomfield

People have been writing to Baristanet asking about this restaurant newbie. Foodie Bernadette Baum takes a taste and tells all.

Enter the Year of the Rabbit!

The stickiness of the Chinese New Year pudding is a weapon against the mythical child-killing beast, whose gnashers are no match for a glutinous tapioca cake steamed for 24 hours.

Something Spicy in the Air… it’s Brick Lane

The new Montclair restaurant is modeled after the curry houses of Brick Lane in London, where curries have replaced crumpets as the national meal.

qba, the Cuban Food Truck, Finds a Home

From truck to Montclair dining spot, "qba" has lofty ambitions. The new location could be a springboard for a chain of quick-serve Cuban restaurants.

Developers Win Town’s Blessing to Buy Church Site

The planned sale of a church site in Montclair to a pair of local developers, which we discussed here, received the OK of Montclair's township late on Wednesday. Jay Schweppe, president of True North Solutions...

JukGajee — Authentic Thai, Vietnamese in Bloomfield

Here was the heat and tongue-dance we'd anticipated; the fish was spicy, crispy on the outside, juicy inside, and met its match in the sweet, hot sauce.

Town to Decide on Church Site Sale by Jan. 19

Jay Schweppe and Bob Silver hope to develop a second "green" office building in Montclair.

Wining and Dining on New Year’s Eve

Here are some restaurant choices for a scrumptious first night feast in Baristaville.

Kitchen Remodeling #4: An Expert’s Eye

A contemporary, warm style was sought that was still respectful of the old home’s character.

Allure of the Four Seasons

"Our tastebuds were stunned into submission by the grape leaves, stuffed with a sweet, purplish rice, with hints of mint and oregano, that overshadowed any stuffed grape leaves we'd had before."

Remodeling: Kitchen #3

It took "forever," the owners said. Ground was broken in January, and the family was finally able to enjoy their spacious new kitchen late in August.

Coffee With … Artists, The Bocours

Her yin, coexisting in perfect harmony with his yang.

Clever Commute