I would take a Dishcrawl over a Pubcrawl any day of the week. For food enthusiasts, a night to sample scrumptuous bites from some of Jersey City's local restaurants is the place to be. The idea is simple; food tasting, four restaurants, $45. Earlier this week, Jersey City's Dishcrawl ambassador, Alessia Arons, assembled a walking tour of Newport's waterfront section eateries: VB3, Michael Anthony's, Skylark on the Hudson and All Kinds of Whoopie.
A rectangular blackboard hangs on an exposed brick wall in the dining room of Escape. It's a bill of fare, of sorts; a white chalk roster of New Jersey farmers and artisans from which chef and owner, Bryan Gregg, sources proteins and produce. Gregg is source-centric.
There's a gastronomic school of thought that says, "farm-to-table isn’t a trend - it’s the way it should be," and therefore food writers shouldn't be impressed with a chef just because he uses farm fresh ingredients and local purveyors.
Little India - that slope of Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair between Glenridge and North Willow Avenues - is sporting a new Indian restaurant. Sankalp & Trusha Trivedi, owners of Mausam restaurant, bar and banquet facility in Secaucus, as well as the Curry N Bites food truck, have brought their successful brand of Indian cuisine to Montclair.
What’s up at Upstairs? The trendy Upper Montclair bar and restaurant, has undergone quite a few changes recently, including the departure of general manager, Scott Hirschberg, and other staff. But so what? Montclair’s restaurant scene is ever in flux; restaurants open, close, reinvent, and retool regularly. Why should a personnel shuffle be a headline? Because Chef Trevor Perkins, the 31 year-old chef, and Verona native, has been named executive chef by owner of Upstairs, Aki Kaneda. - See more at: https://melody-kettle-njrw.squarespace.com/blog/2013/4/29/new-chef-new-plates-at-upstairs-montclair#sthash.1UNYmwc9.dpuf
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