Slurp. Sip and Repeat with Ani Ramen, Montclair, New Jersey

Reviews | June 1, 2017 | By

Do any of you scan your Instagram food feed regularly to look at food photos? I know that due to who I follow on my blog account (@behindthepl8s …in case you aren’t already following along! Get on that!) I look at a sea of “foodporn” every day. It’s how the latest and greatest food trends get discovered and the next “it” eateries do their best marketing. One dish that has been on repeat on my feeds for a few years now is Ramen. It exploded onto the food scene a few years back and continues to prove it has stay power. And for anyone who has tried this Japanese noodle dish (And no, the dried Ramen packets you ate in college do not count….), you understand why Ramen has become a household name.  


A Review of Greek Taverna, Montclair

Reviews, The Dish | August 14, 2015 | By

A few weeks ago I took an excursion to Montclair to one of their many restaurants. I’ve said this over the course of writing my blog but, Montclair is a mecca for good food. The problem is, so is Morristown, which where I live. While I continue to try and conquer my own town I very rarely get out and explore others. I took a trip to visit an old friend was a great excuse to get out of town for the night and explore more of Montclair.


Laboratorio, Montclair adds Lunch and Small Plate Menu

Hi Everyone,

I have an exciting NJ restaurant update. Laboratorio Restaurant in Montclair, NJ. They have announced that they will now offer lunch on Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm to 4pm in addition to their regular dinner service Tuesday through Saturday.


2015 NJ Farmer’s Markets-The Full List

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…farmer’s market season!!! My weekends will soon be complete with my pit stop to the local market to get my weekly goodies. I subscribe to the Morristown farmers market because it happens to be right up the street. I’m treated to farm fresh fruits and vegetables directly from their sources, fresh baked breads, and chicken straight from the poultry farm; along with other occasional splurges like crisp pickles, homemade pierogis, and gourmet cheeses.  It’s a food lover’s dream.


April Foodie Happenings Around NJ

Hooray for April…it means that Spring is finally here! And although it may not fully seem like it yet (It actually snowed in my town last night) we will see warmer days in the very near future. This is exciting for a number of reasons one being, outdoor activities. You’ll see on this month’s lengthy list of happenings that the food trucks that hibernated all winter are back in full force, wineries are moving events to the outside, as well as fairgrounds kicking off their warm weather schedules.


March Foodie Happenings Around NJ

Can you believe it’s March already? I know I can speak for most of us by saying that I am very patiently waiting for warm weather to return.  I’m hoping that March gives us a few days to get back to enjoying the great outdoors (And selfishly my fingers are crossed that if those days appear that they are on the weekend!!).


Salute Brick Oven Bistro-A Taste of Tuscany in Montclair, NJ

Reviews, The Dish | February 27, 2015 | By

A recent girls night out brought me to Montclair for dinner. This North Jersey town has a vibrant restaurant scene and there are so few that I have been able to visit. With a recommendation from one of my friends who frequents the area we settled on going to Salute Brick Oven Bistro for dinner.


Rotary Club Expects A “Sold Out” 2015 Taste of Montclair Event

Hello Readers-I’m bringing you news on yet another exciting Foodie Fueled event.  Over 45 Chefs, Restaurants, Specialty Food Firms, and Much More will be celebrated on March 9th at Montclair State.


EVENT ALERT: 2015 Montclair Restaurant Week Coming in March


Hello Readers,

I know you all love getting full notice for upcoming foodie related events. Here’s one I know most North Jersey locals will get excited about, Montclair Restaurant Week is on it’s way! The Montclair Rotary Club and Taste of Montclair shared the following details of the upcoming week event:


Samba Montclair Welcomes Executive Chef Roberto Carnero

Samba Montclair has some changes heading your way. The authentic Brazilian restaurant is welcoming some new talent that will bring a fresh perspective to the menu and cuisine.