Food: four local restaurants make the New Jersey Monthly list

Four local restaurants were cited by New Jersey Monthly in its best restaurants in the stae.

Montclair food pantry thanks community for Thanksgiving donations

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was shaping up to be a difficult Thanksgiving for clients of the Human Needs Food Pantry, but donors came through after the pantry appealed to the community on social media.The food...

Halloween: no tricks, lots of treats. What’s your favorite?

What's your favorite? Montclair Local staff weigh in on the long (candy) haul.

Recipe of the month: Chocolate fudge brownie cake from Simit House and Bakery

A chocolate fudge brownie cake that warms every heart.
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Recipe of the Month: Salmon for the season from Zeugma Mediterranean Grill

Salmon is perfect for any season, writes Steven DeSalvo. Here's a recipe from Zeugma Mediterranean Grill.
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Move over, Italy: Gelotti of Montclair takes the grand prize

Michael Guerriero, owner and ice cream maker of Gelotti, won the Grand Prize at the Gelato Festival with his blueberry basil.

Culture in brief: save room for A Taste of Montclair

Save room for A Taste of Montclair, a smorgasbord of restaurants for a good cause, on Sept. 24.
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Recipe of the Month: Irresistible tiramisu at Da Pepo

Tiramisu at Da Pepo masters all the flavors and textures needed for this irresistible dessert. Steven DeSalvo presents the recipe.

Montclair Recipe of the Month: Lasagna from Rosario’s Butcher Shop

Lasagna is a great accompaniment to a snowy, lazy day.
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Recipe of the Month: Not a typical burger; vegan pulled pork

Montclair Vegan, a restaurant with many plant-based alternative, offers a "pulled pork" sandwich is a perfect example of a “veganized” comfort food.