Restaurant ReportYour latest local restaurant news:

  • When one Montclair burger joint closes, another one opens… Elevation Burger posted a sign that it’s closed for business. It’s déjà vu all over again. But Stuffed Burger has opened for business.
  • There’s still time to get a seat at the Olive That and More Anniversary Dinner at Yellow Plum tomorrow night.
  • Just Jake’s in Montclair will hold its 2nd annual Pork Fest on Saturday, October 4 from 3 pm – 7 pm.
  • Saturday is National Taco Day and to celebrate Chef Adam Rose of Montlcair’s newest Mexican restaurant Villalobos is sharing his outrageously good Carne Asada Taco recipe. They are just one of the nine varieties of tacos on his fall menus, including Al Pastor de Pollo (my personal favorite), Carnitas with roasted corn and Pescado with serrano & cabbage slaw. Here’s the Villalobos Carne Asada Taco recipe:

National Taco DayCarne Asada Taco 

1 lb. cleaned outer skirt steak
4 oz. chopped cilantro
8 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ground chipotle morita
salt & pepper to taste
8 tortillas
1 Spanish onion, chopped for garnish
3 limes quartered

Take cleaned skirt steak, place in shallow pan. Season with cilantro, olive oil, morita, salt & pepper to create a marinade. Cover and let rest for two hours. Remove skirt steak and grill each side for 5 minutes. Remove from grill and let rest 2 minutes. While meat is resting, place tortillas on the grill to heat. Chop steak, assemble on tortillas, and top with the garnish of chopped onion and limes.


Vincent Price Dinner
Chef Francesco and his wife Elaine joking around at the 1st Vincent Price Dinner.