Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's chest hair. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fresh, sustainable food and drink at Farm 2 Bistro at any of its three locations in Nutley, Rockaway, or Knowlton.
Farm 2 Bistro specializes in hot, steaming platters of the freshest comestibles, with seasonal ingredients sourced solely from local farms and markets. High noon hunger-havers can swing by for a lunch of barbecue pulled pork tacos with mango and sour cream ($9). As the sun dips below the horizon, the thoughtfully arranged dinner menu unleashes an eclectic home-cooked avalanche of fish, ribs, and chicken dishes. Quiet tummy grumbles with an appetizer of crab-meat-stuffed mushrooms ($10), or go straight for an entree of shepherd's pie ($15), freshly mashed potatoes over seasoned peas and beef. A different vegetarian dish rolls onto the menu each time the season changes.
Farm 2 Bistro is BYOB, so bring your own budgerigar, or just grab a bottle of wine and stake out a spot. All Farm 2 Bistro restaurants have rustic, farm-inspired décor of weather-worn woods, warm colors, and lively wall art, making meals there as cheery as they are conscientious. The original Nutley location was assembled with parts the owner acquired from three different failed restaurants, so it has a loveably assembled appearance, like Frankenstein's pet cat.
- …desserts like pecan pie and apple pie, assembled from a roster of local bakeries and cooks (along with gelatos from the Michigan artisanal supplier Palazzolo’s), are manna from comfort-food heaven. They’re a parting sweet reward from this bountiful, spirited restaurant. – David Corcoran, New York Times.
- The hand-rolled [pulled pork soft] taco is soft and addictively doughy, the cheese a complement and not a blanket. Mango slices actually enhance (i.e., they’re not overwhelmed by everything else), and a side of rice and beans boasts perfectly fluffy rice and a few earthy beans. – Teresa Politano, Star Ledger
- [The] Sunflower Chicken, a sunflower-seed encrusted and served in a honey-lime sauce, was also a winner. – Debbie Galant, Baristanet