Name: David Wharton
Where do you live? Montclair
When did you move there? We moved here in 2013.
Where did you grow up? New York and Texas
How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am the Owner/Pitmaster for Notorious BBQ, and my passion is trying to make my best brisket!
Coffee, tea or … ? Tea with milk, please!
What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Going to the Walnut Farmers Market with my wife to shop for Sunday dinner.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Ani Ramen, for sure! I love the #6 with Short Rib and Ajitama.
What’s on your nightstand? Two good reads: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell and Doomsday Clock. (Thanks, Eastside Mags!)
What are you listening to? Travis Scott – The Scotts, and Journey!
What are your current indulgences? Tattoos and making high-end versions of fast food meals for my daughter.
What talent you would most like to have? Play a musical instrument — the drums!
What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair? My BBQ. (Says my wife.)
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? He was a really good person who fed a lot of people. Now let’s party!