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BBQ, Bourbon & Biergarten Festival

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino and Cara Di Falco of Cara’s Cucina stopped by the BBQ, Bourbon & Biergarten Festival in Montclair to get some inside scoop from chefs, vendors, and more!

“Montclair is the food capital of NJ,” owner of Ani Ramen, Luck Sarabhayavanija, said. “What more could you ask for?”

We went Live on Facebook with Ryan DePersio, owner of Fascino’s, to ask whether or not he would be entering the day’s competition. “I’m not really competing. I’m just here to feed,” he said.

Gelotti was there with a selection of their handmade ice creams. “I know that our product is one of the best around,” employee Monica Soto said.

“It really covers the entirety of the state’s food scene,” John Holl, author of Dishing Up New Jersey, stated. He spent the day signing copies of his book.

The day was full of delicious food, dessert, music, and more. In the end, Halcyon won the BB&B Champion title, but the real winner is the community for having so many fantastic restaurants!

Thank you to the Montclair Food and Wine Festival and Montclair Art Museum for shining a spotlight on some of #HipNJ’s best BBQ spots!