Montclair Magazine Back To School 2016 - Page 16

Buzzworthy WATCHUNG BOOKSELLERS 54 Fairfield St., Montclair 973-744-7177 Enduring the sudden death of a soul mate is hard enough; having to do so in an utterly foreign culture is almost unthinkable. But that’s the position in which ROSELEE BLOOSTON, a former longtime resident of Montclair (and writer for this magazine), found herself when her husband suffered a brain aneurysm in Dubai. Not only was Blooston called upon to navigate sharia law in a country where women are literally sidelined, but when she and her college-age son returned home, they had to come to terms with their lost loved one’s complicated legacy. Montclairians who knew Jerry Mosier will find a fascinating portrait of a man in full. DYING IN DUBAI arrives on bookshelves in October; on October 1, Blooston will hold a launch party and reading at WATCHUNG BOOKSELLERS from 5-7 p.m. BURGERS AND BEYOND When the BAREBURGER on Bloomfield Avenue launched last BAREBURGER May, its opening was one of the 480 Bloomfield Ave., most successful in the franchise’s Montclair history, according to company 973-509-2273 spokesperson Anthony Roman. “Montclair is beautiful, and it has a great downtown and amazing food culture,” he says. With the dishes’ organic ingredients culled in ecologically sustainable settings, and its use of recycled building materials and biodegradable cups and containers, Bareburger is a win-win for environmentalists and foodies alike. Menu favorites include hearty burgers, top-rated shakes, a wide variety of salads, and fried brussel sprouts that often outsell fries. The local branch joins a roster of 35 branches worldwide, including outposts in Japan and Germany. ➤ 14 MONTCLAIR MAGAZINE BACK TO SCHOOL 2016 BOOK & AUTHOR COURTESY MAUREEN GATES; BURGERS: PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BAREBURGER GROUP JOURNEY THROUGH A FOREIGN LANDSCAPE