Giants or Jets?

Tom Biro sent along this link to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune, which attempts to tease out the socioeconomic and political differences between Giants and Jets fans. (That's football, for those of...

What a Fantastic Day!

I just want to take a moment to say Thanks so much for coming out and supporting both Barista and Cat Food at yesterday's farmer's market. I had an absolute blast sharing my...

This Old House

Nothing to rev up a slow late summer real estate market like one of these stories. This house, at 249 Christopher St. in Montclair, belonged to an elderly lady named Bea Brennan, who (rumor...

Start Your Morning School Year with Controversy

A plan to feed free breakfasts to some children in their classrooms, in front of their peers, is drawing ire from parents in Bloomfield. The free breakfast program is the result of a 2003...

Ready, Set … You’re Behind Already

Does anyone else feel like Lucy in the chocolate factory that first week of school, with all the backpack notices, school supply lists, fall sport sign-ups, teenage nervous breakdowns ...? It's Back to School.My God,...

Meet Our New Book Editor

We've just updated the Barista book page, with the help of new book editor Adam Philips. By day, Philips is Manager -- Marketing Communications at DC Comics, which means he writes press releases...

A Good Time Was Had by All

Barista's food writer Cat Morris delighted the Montclair Farmers Market today with samples of gingerbread waffles, topped with fruit compote, as well as vegetable frittatas and goody bags of granola. Cat demonstrated her...

Granola, Frittatas, Balloons…Oh My!

Barista food writer Cat Morris will be at the Montclair Farmers Market later this morning -- along with the Barista-in-Chief, the Chief Executive Barista and some very cute lackeys -- to show us all...

Frances Spoiling Labor Day Fun (But Not at the Tiki Bar)

Last Sunday, right after thunder rumbled and closed the Glen Ridge pool, our friend Ken Powell -- who has a surfer's interest in weather -- told us some big bad storms were coming. It...

Does the First Amendment Protect Contractors?

Chris Castellani, NJ.com's official Montclair blogger, isn't happy that the Montclair Town Council is considering a ban on contractor's lawn signs. He questions why the council isn't set on banning political signs (he should...