Lunch: Palazzo, Montclair

Lunch: Palazzo, Montclair

There are just some things I don't expect.  For example, polishing and sorting flatware in the full dining room of a romantic Italian restaurant - with linens and a piano in the foyer.  The rhythmic drop and clank of the knife into a bus tub did no service to the otherwise enjoyable soundtrack of acoustic - albeit eclectic -renditions of Stairway to Heaven, As Time Goes By, and Think of Me.

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Little India: Mausam Indian Cuisine Opens in Montclair

Little India:  Mausam Indian Cuisine Opens in Montclair

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. 

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Hot Pita! Lebanese-French Fusion at Uncle Moustache in Montclair

FoulI stumbled into Uncle Moustache one Saturday afternoon because my daughter liked the name.  I’m glad she did, since that wonderful afternoon I’ve returned to Uncle Moustache at least six times for brunch, lunch and dinner.

So what’s behind the funny name?

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