Regular guests of Costanera will be familiar with
Chef/Owner Juan Placencia‘s commitment to serving
delicious cuisine with bold flavors in a
warm, casual atmosphere.
Now, he elevates Latin cuisine further
with his sister restaurant, SOMOS.
SOMOS translates to the simple, inclusive phrase “We Are”:
an inspiration to celebrate the world of Latin cuisines
in a delicious and creative way;
this is the guiding principle behind the new
restaurant, just opened in North Arlington
by Chef Juan and his family.
SOMOS is a celebration of Latin American
flavors with a global perspective.
A lively bar pouring the full spectrum
of Latin spirits, a gathering place for drinking, dining,
late-night entertainment, a new brunch destination…
SOMOS will be all this and more.
Cocktails by award-winning mixologist
Rachael Robbins are beautifully
presented, and reflect her expertise in coaxing
stellar, well-balanced flavors out of a few simple ingredients.
In addition to select Old and New World wines
and craft beers, SOMOS cocktails include:
For A Good Time Call…
1615 Pisco, Vanilla, Passionfruit, Lemon, Cane Juice, Cava
Pisco, Ginger Beer, Calamansi, Cardamom, Orange Blossom
Have A Cigar
Cask & Crew Rye, Banana, Lime, Panela, Coffee/Cocoa Bitters
Humbert & Lo
Rum or Horchata Vodka, Lime, Pineapple, Cotton Candy
(Pssst – there are also special cocktails that are not
on the list — all you have to do is ask for them,
or look for clues on Instagram @chickologist.)
Happy Hour Menu is available NOW!
SOMOS. “We Are”…the universe of Latin food: familiar flavors,
new dishes, made from scratch.
Chef Placencia is thrilled by the opportunity
to present an innovative yet very
accessible menu that includes both traditional flavors
and unexpected mashups of multiple cultures’
cuisines, for dinner, lunch, brunch and late night.
The SOMOS Menu includes:
Croquetas – Aji de Gallina
Chicken & Aji Amarillo Fritters
Corn Pancake, Melted Monterey, Grilled Leeks & Mushrooms
Passionfruit, Crispy Quinoa, Gala Apple, Radish
Alitas De Pollo
Chicken Wings (6), Spicy Romesco
Mojo-Marinated Pork, Jamon Serrano, Monterey Jack Sauce
Chicharron De Pescado
Quinoa-Crusted Cod, Pico de Gallo, Piquillo Pepper Aioli
PEI Mussels, Creamy Aji Amarillo Broth,
Scallions, White Wine, Tomato
Asado de Res Pappardelle
Peruvian beef pot roast, Carrots, Tomato
Frutos del Mar Cavatelli
Shrimp, Pulpo, Mussels, Calamari, Tomatoes, Puiquillo
Achiote Roasted Chicken, Yukon Potato Puree, Jicama Slaw
Grilled Skirt Steak Encebollado, Rice & Black Bean
Hash, Fried Egg, Sweet Plantains
185 River Road, North Arlington 07031
Open Christmas Eve,
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Dinner: 4PM-11PM Mon-Wed-Thurs, Sunday;
Bar: 4PM-12AM Sun, Mon, Wednesday;
’til 2AM Thursday-Saturday
Daily Happy Hour: 4PM-7PM Mon, Wed-Friday,
Bar Area only (Taverna & Plaza)
Photos, recipes or interviews available upon request.
The Hip List‘s Maria Falzo is here to tell you about her gift picks for the holidays!
Author Jayne DiGregorio stopped by the #HipNJ studio with her adorable 1 1/2 year old Bernedoodle, Bear, to chat with our Maria Falzo about the wonderful initiatives she is currently embarking on!
Jayne released a children’s book called “Seltzers Rainbow Heart” that was born from her heartbreak over losing her Yorkie, Seltzer, last May.
“It was a book that was a healing tool for me when I lost my little Yorkie, Seltzer, last May. I wanted to write a book to keep her legacy alive with all the unconditional love she offered to me and everyone who met her,” explained Jayne.
To further capture the spirit of Seltzer, Jayne recently published a coloring book called “COLOR Seltzer’s Rainbow Heart.” Portions of the proceeds from both books are donated to local animal shelters & rescues. For more information, visit www.SeltzersRainbowHeart.com.
It was important to Jayne to develop other ways to help the local pet community. For nearly a year, Jayne has been spearheading an initiative called C.A.R.E. Bearbox. Each month, Jayne collects gently used towels/blankets/toys around the community and delivers these boxes to a different Animal Shelter and Rescue. For the Holidays, Jayne is introducing the first first C.A.R.E Bearbox – 2018 Winter Box with the “Buy a Box, Give a Box” mission. With each box purchased, a box of goodies & essentials will be donated to a local Animal Shelter or Rescue. For more information, visit www.CareBearbox.com.