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November 4, 2005 in The Daily Chat | Permalink


Oh, good I was waiting for this.

I'm hoping someone could tell me about Sweet Potato and Pecan. I'm having some visitors for the weekend and we'd like something casual but good for tonight. Nothing too fancy or expensive.

I heard some good things about Sweet Potato & Pecan but don't know much else.

Thank you. Any suggestions are appreciated. We're going to E&V for Italian on Sat night. If you've never been - its a wonderful place.

Posted by: Nicole | Nov 4, 2005 12:09:27 PM

So the other day my boyfriend, dog and I went to that Oktoberfest thing that was for kids at the Roseland's Environmental Center. There was a guy taking pictures for a bunch of independant newspapers and I think one he said was the Glen Ridge Gazette? Does this only come out once a week? And if it came out recently could you look for my picture of me painting a pumpkin and let me know if it's there? Or send it to me maybe! Let me know!

Posted by: katie | Nov 4, 2005 1:09:47 PM

Give us, this day, our daily thread,
And we shall endeavour to get Nicole fed.
Maybe she'll go to Sweet Potato & Pecan,
Or maybe she'll try my new favorite, Pandam.
A pizza at Cosimo's is che molto bene,
And breakfast at Church Street costs very few penny.
Let us know when you're finished just how dinner went,
(And remember to tell us how much you all spent).
Click on the Food link, submit your review,
And we in Baristaville will all say "Thank You."

(Can I go home now?)

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Nov 4, 2005 1:11:47 PM

I walked to SP&P once and it was nice, we took the food to go because we only live down the block but the guy was nice, it's small and has all southern foods with jerk as the prefix. I don't eat meat so I didn't get to try any of that but I hear it's awesome, I did like the mac&cheese though! Also, if you are looking for a good breakfast or lunchy place, try Bonjour Montclair on Park Ave (within that whole Park Ave Watchung square area. I love Bonjour! And Tinga's on Bellevue is a good lunch place.

Posted by: katie | Nov 4, 2005 1:12:06 PM

E & V really is a good place. I haven't been there in a while so maybe they have changed their policy, but ya know a place has to be good when they won't accept credit cards and people still go there!

Posted by: late | Nov 4, 2005 1:12:56 PM

BTW - I don't know what/where E&V is - also not in the Barista Food listings - anyone want to write a quick review?

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Nov 4, 2005 1:19:27 PM

Is anyone going to see Eddie Skuller at Trumpets? I've never been to Trumpets, do you need a reservation? How's the food?

Posted by: Dee | Nov 4, 2005 1:24:00 PM

omg E and V haven't been in years -yes wonderful italian-is it west Paterson?-broccoli rabe unbelievable!

Posted by: cstarling | Nov 4, 2005 1:33:31 PM

Trumpets is in Montclair. Someone said near the soccer dome...

Posted by: Dee | Nov 4, 2005 1:36:47 PM

Trumpets is around the corner from Egans. Nice atmosphere for Jazz.

Posted by: The Iceman | Nov 4, 2005 1:40:02 PM

Someone just emailed me that Eddie sounds like Frank Sinatra meets Boy George.... could be interesting.

Posted by: Dee | Nov 4, 2005 1:43:47 PM

Conan- HAHAHA, awesome rendition! You just made an unbearably slow Friday afternoon go a little faster.

I also don't know what/where E&V is. Someone help us out here, please!

Posted by: Erin | Nov 4, 2005 2:01:29 PM

it is on chamberlain ave. in paterson

Posted by: late | Nov 4, 2005 2:08:08 PM

Nice - Conan. I do want to try Pandam. Thank you for all the opinions. E&V is on 320 Chamberlain Ave in Paterson (near Gelottis). I haven't been in years either but my parents still go and everyone loves the place. I grew up in Cedar Grove and 9 years ago E&V was the best Italian around. According to my parents its still a great place. Here's the website http://www.evrestaurant.com/

According to the website- still no credit cards but very reasonable - menu is online.

I'll post my restaurant reviews on the left. I've done a few, but being a new Ridger I haven't tried them all yet.

Thanks for the tip on Bonjour. I'll try either that, Raymonds, or Church St.

Posted by: Nicole | Nov 4, 2005 2:20:02 PM

Katie, That's Park Street near Watchung Plaza. And here's the E&V info from Google local:

E & V Restaurant
322 Chamberlain Ave, Paterson, NJ
(973) 942-4664

Posted by: Krys | Nov 4, 2005 2:22:11 PM

Ooh, forgot to mention that music lovers who like to save money and have a good time doing it should check out the WFMU Record Fair going on this weekend at the Metropolitain Pavilion. You can see the details here: http://www.wfmu.org/recfair/

BTW-WFMU used to be based at Upsala College in East Orange but now they're in Jersey City. Is that Outer Baristaville?

Posted by: Krys | Nov 4, 2005 2:31:46 PM

Russillo Ristorante 675 Bloomfield Avenue 973.228.4100

this place is soooooo good--and not expensive. The chef/owner is Enzo--the same guy who used to own Enzo's Pizzeria on Valley Road.

He still makes pizza--but in the back is a very nice, but not fancy, restaraunt. The foos as Fabulous.

Posted by: late | Nov 4, 2005 2:55:21 PM

oops--meant to type: the food is fabulous.

Posted by: late | Nov 4, 2005 2:56:38 PM

Thanks for the E&V info, all - we have some friends coming up for a visit soon, so maybe we will try it.

And, I have eaten dinner at Trumpets - it was pretty straight-forward (steak and potatoes) and reasonably good. If you are thinking of having dinner, I suggest you do that a good while before the show, then you can concentrate on the music.

It looks like a great weekend. Along with the Stantiques Sale that was written up here earlier today, there is a rather large Flea Market Sunday, November 6, on Broad Street just north of Shop Rite in Bloomfield. 50 Vendors, from what I heard. Maybe someone will write it up in the Happenings Section.


Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Nov 4, 2005 3:04:32 PM

Dee, you can certainly walk into Trumpets without a reservation -- I'm not sure I've ever actually made a reservation, and I've never had a problem. Cover is usually ten bucks at the door, and a $10 minimum at the tables, but you can sit at the bar too. It's a great place -- intimate atmosphere, not too pricey, and the music is generally acceptible. I can't understand why more people don't go.

Posted by: walleroo | Nov 4, 2005 3:22:22 PM

Anyone else out there as obsessed with Survivor as I am? I'm really starting to get into this season as it dwindles down to the jury and finalists. I was really shocked by last night's vote, though. I'm not really sure if this season has the token loveable character... maybe Lydia? Obviously Jamie is the one we're supposed to hate, now.

Posted by: Erin | Nov 4, 2005 3:28:44 PM

The owner of Trumpets, Enrico Granafei and his wife Christine are wonderful people and really put their all into the club. BTW-Enrico is a fabulous jazz harmonica player who studied with Toots Thielman.

Posted by: Krys | Nov 4, 2005 3:31:27 PM

The owner of Trumpets, Enrico Granafei and his wife Christine are wonderful people and really put their all into the club. BTW-Enrico is a fabulous jazz harmonica player who studied with Toots Thielman.

Posted by: Krys | Nov 4, 2005 3:31:58 PM

Thanks Walleroo! We're going saturday to Trumpets. it's a local act performing, with a good following supposedly. i'll let you know.....

Posted by: Dee | Nov 4, 2005 3:32:24 PM


Has you heard the new cd - Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane? Master tapes were recently discovered from a live show in 1957 at either Radio City or Carnegie Hall...I just ordered it off of Amazon.

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