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Nov 18, 2010 03:59 PM

Where should a food writer and a chef meet in NJ for dinner

Okay, so the title sounds like a joke (as in a food writer and a chef walk into a bar...)

I am meeting up with a friend for dinner with our S.O.s next month. She lives in NYC, and I am visiting family in the Delaware Water Gap area. One of us in our group is a food writer and another is a chef. Where should the four of us meet for dinner? Preferably close to a half way point?

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    1. Culinaire: Montclair (BYO)

    2. I don't know the restaurants in the area too well, but Montclair is probably a good bet for a halfway point. Train-able to NYC and about an hour from the Water Gap. I've been wanting to try Mesob for ethiopian in Montclair, hearing many good things.

      Mesob Restaurant
      515 Bloomfield Ave Ste 1, Montclair, NJ 07042

      1. It might be easier if your honed in on a desired location/region first, maybe a county?

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        1. re: StantonChef

          I don't know the area at all. I go to my family's place in Water Gap and drive to NYC. I once at at the panera in ledgewood - that's all I got for points of reference!!! : )

        2. You can't miss with Lorena's in Maplewood.

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          1. re: maryanne06

            Great choice! Chef Umberto is very talented, and it's a great BYO!