The Nobel East: Duck Dynasty

The Nobel East: Duck Dynasty

The Noble East, Montclair's newish Asian restaurant, boasts a  4.8 star rating from Google Reviews. I have ordered take-out from the restaurant several times, including Peking Duck, Ants on a Tree, Dan Dan noodles, and Pork Dumplings.

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Thing 1 is Hot From The Kettle

Thing 1 is Hot From The Kettle

Mothers Day of 2010 was the year I knew I loved food. It should be called the curse of a foodie, my mother, Melody Kettle, as most of you know is a known food blogger, she has formed me into the person that loves food and likes to blog about it.  

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Guess What: I'm a Real Estate Agent!

Guess What: I'm a Real Estate Agent!

It's officially official: I'm an actively licensed real estate salesperson!  

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Laurel & Sage: Opens Tomorrow in Former CulinAriane Space

Laurel & Sage: Opens Tomorrow in Former CulinAriane Space

I still haven't adjusted. Driving past the corner of Walnut & Pine visions of tuna flowers and corn-meal crusted oysters flash before my hungry eyes. Excuse the post-mortem, but the absence of the CulinAriane awning at 33 Walnut St. is something of a foodie tragedy. But, to everything - particularly the Montclair food scene - there is a season.  And, now, we turn to embrace Chef Shawn Paul Dalziel, the new chef/owner of Laurel & Sage, located at - you guessed it - 33 Walnut Street in Montclair. 

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A New Mediterranean Home in Montclair: Mishmish

A New Mediterranean Home in Montclair: Mishmish

Chef Meny Vaknin works about one hundred hours a week. You'll see him, almost any time, in the open kitchen at Mishmish. He jockeys pots and pans on burners behind him, and delicately plates, drizzling olive oil and sprinkling salt. A skull cap, set back on his head, reveals a dark hair line and accentuates eyes that are aware, it seems, of everything. He makes eye contact with servers, smiles to his new regulars, but, still, remains calmly focused and in the zone.

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