Category Archives: Restaurant

So you want to vote for Chris Christie on November 5th?

After Sandy, just a year ago, I thought it was super-cool that Governor Christie wore his fleece and hugged stood next to President Obama and showed concern for residents who had had their lives upended and submerged and interrupted. And admittedly, I … Continue reading

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NJPAC is a Worthy Destination

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is stunning to visit merely as a destination. The tiered lobby encourages people-watching over a drink, and for those more architecturally oriented, dancing lights in the floor (yes, in – not on.) and the … Continue reading

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Tia’s Food of Love Helps to Stock Hurricane Sandy Shelters

I’ve got a lot to say about surviving the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in varying degrees, but I won’t say it. Basically, I can’t. It would come from a place of having only lost power for 48 hours and submitting … Continue reading

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Worth the Trip* Even Without The Apples: Sugar Loaf and Warwick

*Obviously, with Hurricane Sandy and the gas shortage, a trip like this is only worth it if getting a tankful of gas is not an issue! We were lucky enough to enjoy the last (albeit MUDDY!) weekend of apple-picking at … Continue reading

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The Red Eye Cafe Makes Me Happy

There’s no need for me to review the Red Eye Cafe. I’ve already been called out as a devotee in a Baristanet post here.  Did Ms. Galant need to say I’d been there three times in three days? Thanks a lot! … Continue reading

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Get Connected with Health Love & Soul in Montclair

I’m a somewhat lapsed vegetarian turned pescatarian (is that really a thing?) now that I’m a parent and spouse to omnivores.  With two young children, convenience is high on my priority list.  Sorry, true believers – sincerely I am sorry … Continue reading

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Caffeine and Connectivity

I am still using an ancient (by techie standards) laptop, but I have officially become a part of the locally ubiquitous “freelancer working in a pseudo-public space so I don’t hide in my home-cave and never see sunlight” generation.  Starbucks … Continue reading

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Adara in Montclair: Pork Belly for Him, Olive Oil Gelato for Me.

I’m pretty much as casual as a diner can get.  I like bread at the table, eggs and pancakes for lunch, and I’ll take seconds and thirds on a cup of coffee if you’ll let me.  And no one was … Continue reading

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