Hot From The Kettle!

September 5, 2014

You’ve heard of:


Well, now there is:


As always, click the graphics ^^^ to open another browser window!

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Check out The Orange Squirrel!

August 3, 2014

I (follow/am “friends” with him) (since I’ve met him several times through the Montclair Food & Wine Festival (#MFWF), and so) saw this on Chef Francesco Palmieri’s personal Facebook page. As you can see, I responded to his call, and he replied. Great. (I thought: “I will do him the favor of being a body to make the place look lively, and I will get free food—double-good!”) I went there on time (earlier than scheduled) and asked how I could help. (I had worn black so as to be able to blend into the background; I certainly didn’t want to be interviewed on camera. [No worries, about that—we had a good crowd and the host/producer found some articulate people to talk to.])


Here’s what the scene looked like:


Alexandra with her mother Melody Kettle (the founder & director of #MFWF!), with [my new friend] Doreen Sarcone (Bloomfield Center Alliance), in the left corner. [My old friend] Paul Brewster (from FitzGerald’s 1928, in Glen Ridge) and his wife, in the back. [My new friends] Barbara & Paul Castigila, against the wall. Penwah Phynjuar, at the bar. [My new friend] Diane Biancamano, in the middle, with other good folks.


The chef being interviewed, in a quiet moment, after (he was taped while) cooking all that food.

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Check out “Turning the Tables”!

January 19, 2014

“Restaurants from the Inside Out”


Quite the foodie, for a long time,
Steven Shaw talks a lot about how to order
and how to become a regular.

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Check out “Service Included”!

December 5, 2013

Service Included

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