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  1. E.L.A.

    No. 12

    No. 12 just had a wild one year birthday party celebration! They had the best, most popular menu items from their first year, some specials, rocking music, and just a great night of fun and great food! I strongly suggest you get on the list, get a reservation...and go!!!
  2. Any news on when they are re-opening? Thanks.
  3. E.L.A.

    Chakra

    Chakra has closed...stay tuned for Tom's new restaurant (Closter)...
  4. Over the last couple of weeks...River Palm, Savini, No. 12, Rudy's (Cliffside Park), Bacari Grill, Oceanos, Varka, AB&G (for lunch while running errands), St. Eve's, Mantra (lunch), Sangria (Mahwah), Jack's Cafe (Westwood, for lunch), Mezza (Westwood)...and Callahan's...and Hiram's... Yes, I know, I go to a lot of the same places over and over again, LOL.
  5. Closed for the summer for major renovations.
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    No. 12

    Well...since there isn't a single person who has anything to say about this place...I will... This has become my favorite restaurant in Bergen County! From arriving, to the raw bar (a minimum of 10 different types of oyster every night), to the shared-plate menu items, to the few entrees...the bread, served hot, right out of the oven...the music, the ambiance, vibe...to dessert...this is the real deal! The chef gets a daily inspiration and the menu is born. Some things stay, some rotate out and come back...but the menu is fluid and ever-changing. The flexing of creative muscle, intelect, inspiration, layers of ingredients...and more...results in perhaps an esoteric, but certainly unique menu. The raw bar is incredible, with the oyster menu bifurcated to East and West Coast, chilled lobster, large shrimp (U-8's), and crabmeat. I can't give the menu the justice and respect it deserves...so all I can say is "GO!!!"...and if you like excellent food, you will thank me. This small, cozy, but certainly hip BYO has a great vibe...speak-easy'ish, but with upbeat, tap your feet rock, pop, and light hip hop music playing just creates a fun, great vibe. I really like it. Remember...no website, no phone number (you have to call Stella Artisan, get on their email/mailing list, etc.)...so, on the evening of your reservation...go to Ridgewood, stop at Super Cellars on S. Broad Street and pick up a nice bottle of wine, or two! LOL. Walk down the street and and when you show up for your reservation...you check in at Stella Artisan and let them know you have arrived...when ready...they hand you a card with a code number on the back...and they tell you to walk out the door of Stella Artisan, make a left, walk half a block, take a left down the alley...and look for the blue door. No names, no signs, nothing. Just a blue door...with an electronic keypad...type in the code...and that's how you get into No. 12. From there...get ready to enjoy!!!
  7. Thanks for the heads up, review -- I've been hearing good things about this place! Thanks again.
  8. Thanks...made the SumiLicious recommendation...thanks again!
  9. Very, very surprised to hear this. Thank you for the heads up.
  10. Where is your favorite smoked meat place in Toronto? Thanks in advance.
  11. I've been super-busy lately or else I would have posted this sooner...so, the River Palm, specifically the Mahwah location, has been sold to Frank Gashi and Patriot Gjonbalaj. Various reports say that the plan is to make the restaurant into a "classic New York steakhouse" and they plan on some immediate changes. A bar menu will be offered for the first time, as well as offering new, specialty drinks, some of which will be paired with the new bar menu. I don't specifically remember a bar menu per se, but I thought I remembered at various times they had "specials" and/or smaller offerings at the bar, similar to a "bar menu." I really don't remember because even when I sat in the bar area, which is fairly often, I always ordered off the regular menu. The new owners have a 20 year history in the business, and most recently were running Il Mulino Prime in NYC.
  12. Thanks! I could find a reason to go to New Brunswick! Thanks!!!
  13. I am going this weekend!!! My daughter is home from Thailand and I am looking forward to going. Thanks again.
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    The Attic

    Anyone going to the next one? Anyone? LOL.
  15. Ditto...Tommy's. 'Nuff said. LOL.
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