Samba Montclair

Owner, Ilson GoncalvesGet ready to Samba Montclair! Within about a month, Park St. Gourmet, which opened last December at 7 Park Street, Montclair, will be transformed into a Brazilian restaurant, appropriately named, Samba Montclair!

According to Ilson Goncalves, the 30 year-old owner of Park St. Gourmet, the incredibly charming eatery, beautifully decorated of reclaimed wood, copper cookware, and silver trays, will retain their breakfast and lunch menu, but will change the signage and add an evening menu featuring traditional Brazilian fare, and weekly entertainment.

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Fresh From Harvest Table in Newark

Montclair resident, Carissa Borraggine, owner of Harvest Table Fresh Food Eatery, 127 Halsey Street, Newark, was recently awarded the Outstanding Small Business of the Year, by the Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation. 

Borraggine, who does not have any official culinary training, has worked in the restaurant industry since she was fourteen years old at places like 50s-style soda pop shops, to fine dining establishments, and food sales and distribution.

Carissa, who seems to be something of a old-world throw back, has always been passionate about healthy living.  She has practiced yoga for nearly fifteen years, and recently began teaching last year at Lotus Yoga Newark, sister studio to Lotus Montclair.

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