Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Leela’s Trinidad Cuisine, at 180 Bloomfield Ave., had money and a computer stolen last week.
A restaurant on Bloomfield Avenue was burglarized during the final hours of the day on Jan. 9, according to Montclair police. Leela’s Trinidad Cuisine, at 180 Bloomfield Ave., was broken into between 9 p.m. and midnight that evening. The area around the cash register was ransacked, according to police. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of a three-story building which houses another business and commercial space. The building is on the east side of Montclair’s busy business district running along Bloomfield Avenue. The owner told police there was a pouch bag containing $150 missing and a laptop computer, valued at approximately $1,300, which was underneath the front counter in the restaurant. The cash register was …
Friday, November 30, 2012
New restaurant specializes in the ultimate comfort food – macaroni and cheese – with a twist.
Halsey Street in Newark has made way for Elbow Room, a restaurant that got its start in comfort food concoctions right across the Hudson River, thanks to New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and former Giant Michael Strahan. Elbow Room, located at 41 Halsey Street, is close to downtown attractions, such as train stations, NJPAC and the Prudential Center. The casual corner joint, near Bleeker Street, recreates down-home macaroni and cheese using kicked-up flavors, like fiery buffalo chicken macaroni with Black River blue cheese and Frank's hot sauce, and heart-stopping poutine mac with short rib gravy, Yukon french fries and fresh cheese curds. Restaurateur Joel Bolden celebrated Tuesday the grand opening of Elbow Room's second …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Montclair Township Council increases fees, regulations for restaurants who offer outside seating.
If restaurants want to set up tables on Montclair sidewalks, they will now pay more to use the public space. Montclair Township Council voted Tuesday to increase permit fees and regulations for restaurant owners who offer outdoor seating. However, a restaurant owner and the Montclair Center Business Improvement District say it strikes a fair balance. “The Montclair Center Business Improvement District is pleased that the council listened to the complaints registered by restaurants and the BID,” said Luther Flurry, director the Montclair BID. Restaurant owners previously paid a permit fee of $150 a year for outdoor seating. The new proposal sets the yearly fees at $150 for restaurants with fewer than 13 seats, and $250 for those with …
Friday, November 16, 2012
November issue of Suburban Essex announces winners of magazine's annual survey.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The results are in for Suburban Essex Magazine's Best of Essex 2012 reader's choice poll—and many businesses in Montclair have come out on top in their categories. Montclair alone had five businesses awarded a "Best of the Best" designation. The new designation goes to businesses in suburban Essex County that have received the most votes in their category for four consecutive years. Montclair's Best of the Best winners include: Applegate Farm (ice cream or frozen yogurt), Osteria Giotto (Italian), Raymond's (brunch), Dai Kichi Japanese Restaurant (sushi) and Montclair Feed and Pet Supply (pet supply and services). In addition, Montclair placed in 45 "best of" categories out of 64 total. Visit the magazine's website for a full list of …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Check out this hidden gem next to Corso 98
Monday, April 2, 2012
He plans to open his restaurant this summer at the historic Lackawanna Railroad Station, located at 1 Lackawanna Plaza.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Egg-citing Easter dining in and near Montclair!
Looking for an interesting place in the Montclair area to enjoy an Easter brunch? Here are some suggestions of nice restaurants to enjoy your holiday meal. Some places get very busy, so call now to make your reservation! Details are subject to change, please confirm pricing with the restaurant. If you know of other Easter eatery options please add them in comments. MONTCLAIR PALAZZO 11 South Fullerton Ave. 973-746-6778 Easter Brunch, Easter Brunch will feature a hot & cold buffet Hours: 11:30am – 3pm Assorted muffins, Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Norwegian Smoked Salmon. Home fries, Breakfast sausage & Bacon. Chicken Limone, Roast leg of lamb, Broccoli rabe & hot Italian sausage, Penne Bolognese, Biscotti, Coffee & Tea and much more…
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Well done to all the restaurants that participated in another successful Restaurant Week
Wayne Robbins of Inside Montclair has produced another great video showcasing another restaurant in honor of Restaurant Week—which ends today! This segment features a visit to Tapastry, located at 12 Church St., where Chef Gonzalo prepared a very special Spanish dish for us. Well done to all the restaurants that participated in another great Restaurant Week!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Check out the food at participating restaurants through April 1
The Taste of Montclair kicked off the Rotary Club's fourth annual Montclair Restaurant Week on Monday evening, attracting a massive crowd that chowed down on some of the best food to be found anywhere. Indeed, the Taste of Montclair event draws so many people that it actually had to be held at the Grove in Cedar Grove as no Montclair venue could accommodate so many ticketholders. Over the last two years, Restaurant Week has raised nearly $15,000 for Montclair's three largest food charities: the Human Needs Food Pantry, Toni's Kitchen, and the Salvation Army Feeding Program. The event helps the needy and celebrates one of Montclair's greatest resources—its amazing restaurants. The event's financial success is the result of the diners who …
Monday, March 12, 2012
New restaurant at NJPAC offers 'Italian without borders' menu designed for sharing
The curtain's been raised on NICO Kitchen + Bar, the new, chic eatery that raises the bar on dinner-and-a-show in Newark. Tucked inside the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), chef Ryan DePersio's third restaurant in Essex County is inviting with a cool, casual atmosphere and an "Italian without borders" menu of sophisticated dishes designed for sharing. "(These are) dishes that made me who I am today," said DePersio, the 33-year-old Nutley-born restaurateur who also owns Fascino in Montclair and Bar Cara in Bloomfield. Signature bites from his other restaurants, like the grilled pork burger, pomegranate-chili wings with gorgonzola dipping sauce and quattro formaggio pizza, have (thankfully) made their way onto the Newark menu. …