Pickle Shopping

The omnipresent Raymmmondo sent this snap in of Nigel, Safari and Tiana Mincey and their dog Hailey -- waiting for their mom to finish her pickle shopping at the Montclair Farmer's Market.

Local Luau

The Barista celebrated the perfect weather -- and the wedding of Danielle Arminio and Frank Alate -- at this Glen Ridge luau. Seen here, taking it lower and lower with the limbo stick....

‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Opens

The place to be last night was the Clairidge Theater in Montclair, where Michael Moore's controversial film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," had its opening. We caught the mob outside an 11:45 pm show, which was...

Tsk Tsk Tsk

If you want to get Barista of Bloomfield Ave. in Bloomfield, at least at the Bloomfield Public Library, be prepared to pay $1 an hour. The library has been charging patrons for internet access...

Fond Farewell for Local Restauranteur

Friends and foodies are mourning the death Sunday of Joseph Palmieri, 40, chef and owner of the Chelsea Grille in Montclair. Palmieri, who graduated from Bloomfield High School and the Culinary Institute of America,...

Where in the World is Barista Sandiego?

Visual clue #3. The Barista's vacation is nearing its end, and nobody's guessed, so we have to become more obvious. The first reader to guess the Barista's secret undisclosed location gets a free Barista...

From the Crazy Mixed-Up Files of Raymond Helfrich

Raymond (aka Raymmmondo of the Watercooler) caught this goof when the Business Improvement District signs first went up.

Battle of the blockbusters

The Barista expects there'll be quite a mob scene at the Clairidge on Friday with the opening of "Fahrenheit 9/11." Despite the fact that there will be eight screenings, we expect -- with all...

Waiting for the Bus

Montclair revelers were disappointed last night as they gathered along Grove St. to cheer the buses heading to Project Graduation. Although the bus route was not published in the Montclair Times, as...

Watercooler Roundup

Man, everything happens when you're on vacation. I just came home from the beach and caught up with the Montclair Watercooler. In the most recent roundup: Ed Remsen joins the Watercooler, and in his...