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May   5

Souvlaki and Sopranos

Greececf It's the church that helped this family in Irvington, but did you know it also had a star turn on The Sopranos? St. George's in Clifton appeared on an episode way back in Season 4 involving Carmela and her gal pals at church.

This weekend, it's not zeppoles but loukoumades, those addictive fried balls of dough drenched in honey and dusted with cinnamon, that folks will be clamoring for at the church's Clifton Greek Festival. If savory's more your thing, check out this menu which includes souvlaki of course, and my personal fave, grilled octopus. Rides and fun for the kiddies, too. Hours here.

May 5, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (8)

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May   3

Round Trip Fare Returns!

Wrapfries_1_1Like a phoenix rising out the ashes, Round Trip Fare is back in business -- at a new location. Montclair's loss is Bloomfield's gain as owner Heather Maione opens in her new space at 116 Broughton Avenue.

This Friday night, drop by for the opening and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner. Round Trip Fare's menu, wonderful wait staff and chef remain; the new restaurant will be BYOB. Phone is still 973-783-TRIP.

In other restaurant news, Dolce Bistro is no more. Commenters on the Food page reported that the Walnut street Italian, located in walking distance of two other Italians (Corso 98 and Marzullo's) is now closed. Dolce had been up for sale; now a sign on the door indicates a French restaurant should open in its place this month. We'll keep you posted.

May 3, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (61)

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May   2

Kitchen Confidential


Find out how some Baristaville restaurants give “cooked to order”  a whole new meaning -- In Food. Pictured above: Chef Dino Suriano, Corso 98

May 2, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink

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May   1

Tomorrow Is Another Day

And it's probably not too early to start thinking about lunch.

Here's where you can go...

May 1, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink

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April  26

Epernay Update

A little birdie big rooster tipped us off to a change in command at Epernay.

Read all about it on Food.

April 26, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink

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April  24

Eating Off Barista's Plate

If you come to Baristanet for all your food news, you're coming to the right place. Havana Sandwich Cafe, profiled here, is now getting props from the Star Ledger. And remember Amazing Hot Dog? Word on the Food page is that the Verona shop will reopen in early May.

April 24, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (16)

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April  15

From The Mixed-Up Files of Mexicali Rose

Just when we thought the goings on at some restaurants in Montclair couldn't get any weirder -- they do. Go to Food.

April 15, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink

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April  13

Ways to Avoid Cooking

Matzoball Forget the parting of the red sea. The real holiday miracle is having a Passover seder at home without the plague of a messy kitchen. What's the trick? Go to Food.

April 13, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink

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April  11

BYO Manischewitz

Why is this Italian restaurant different from any other restaurant? In our mailbox from Fascino...


The DePersio Family would like to thank our Jewish customers with a small gesture during Passover week.  We will supply Matzah Shmuroh in place of bread on request. Please also feel free to ask your waiter about flourless dishes on the menu.  Cynthia has prepared several flourless desserts for an after dinner treat.  Please call the restaurant for reservations.

For goyim (folks eating crusty loaves of bread this week), Shmurah matzah is the creme de la creme of matzah, because it's heavily guarded. Wondering what it tastes like? Think handmade cardboard as opposed to machine-made cardboard. Mangia!

April 11, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (5)

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April   3

The Chinese You've Been Waiting For?

Food sighting: a new Montclair restaurant with a branch in Manhattan. The story's on Food.

April 3, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink

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