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.Read More
Haitian cuisine seemed an appropriate selection in the midst of a sweltering NJ heat wave. So, with that in mind, Saveur Creole was set as our Ladies Night dining destination.
Located in a inconspicuous, little spot on Grove Street, Saveur Creole is a Montclair BYO that serves "une novelle cuisine Hatienne" in a Caribbean inspired atmosphere (envision a smaller, finer version of Cuban Pete's with more comfortable chairs).Read More
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.Read More
One-third through my first Coco Mojito, I became blind to the traffic zooming by on Route 3 East. It’s safe to say, that if I were capable of only three senses – taste, smell and sound - I might fancy myself somewhere in the Riviera Maya. But I wasn’t in Playa del Carmen or Tulum, or some sexy South American city. I was in Secaucus, NJ.
Good food is always better in the company of friends, and as Greg and Cheryl Spinelli prepare to close Tapastry this Sunday, March 24, I only hope the new owners will continue the tradition of community, music and friendship that prevailed at Tapastry.
But before Greg and Cheryl sail off into the sunset – actually, they’ll be just down Bloomfield Avenue operating a catering and private party business at Chill – I’d like to say a word or two about the last meal I enjoyed at Tapastry. While Tapastry was never as critically acclaimed as other Montclair restaurants, there was a certain charm to the communal small plates in a lively, seasonally al fresco, atmosphere.
Read all about it on Devil Gourmet.