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YOUR GUIDE TO FINDING THE BEST LOCAL FOOD, DRINKS & EVENT SPOTS

SWEEPING NEW YORK CITY VIEWS & SPECIALTY COCKTAILS AT CHART HOUSE (WEEHAWKEN)

50 QUESTION TO ASK WHEN SELECTING A VENUE FOR YOUR NEXT BIG EVENT

FROM THE 'OVER THE TOP MENU' AT NANINA'S IN THE PARK (BELLEVILLE)

DISCOVER NEW LOCAL FAVORITES: LISTINGS & DIRECTORIES

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OPEN KITCHEN AT ELIA (EAST RUTHERFORD)


You can still enjoy Olive Garden specialties when you don’t have time to dine with us at our table. Order your favorites from our selection of craveable appetizers and soups, handcrafted italian entrées and delicious desserts. Of course, don’t forget our signature salad and breadsticks! We’ll prepare your order and have it ready for you to pick up. It’s easy and convenient when you place your order online!


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etropolitan New Jersey has so much to bring to the table when it comes to finding spots for food, drinks and events—and that is why we are bringing you this issue of The Table. We are fortunate to be in an area with such a dynamic food scene—and a vast diversity of cuisine, ambiance and concepts to go along with it! We produce this guide—in conjunction with Meadowlands Media, Meadowlands Live! | Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Meadowlands Chamber—to provide our residents, visitors, meeting planners and corporate audiences with a tasting of some of the best dining, drink and entertainment options in the area. The directory offerings in this guide are of a wide range. We present you with a selection of eateries, four-star ranked restaurants, event venues, pizzerias, diners, caterers for your own events, bars and of course a multiplicity of ethnic cuisine. In this edition, we’ve expanded our geography and directory listings to cover more ground and explore more options. We have also separated our caterers and venues and included tips for the critical questions you’ll want to ask venues prior to your next event. This feature can be found on page 20. In addition, on page 30 we also look at some attractions and entertainment options for before and/or after dinner. It is our hope that this guide will help you find a new local gem right in your backyard! Please let us know about your experiences at these restaurants and also tell us if you have a suggestion for something else we should include next time We thank you for coming to The Table and of course we invite you back for our next edition in 2020! Buon appetito! Judith Ross Vice President, Meadowlands Chamber/Meadowlands Live! | Convention & Visitors Bureau jross@meadowlands.org | (201) 939-0707

Meadowlands Live! | Convention & Visitors Bureau received funding through a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism www.visitnj.org

Meadowlands Chamber & Meadowlands Live! | Convention & Visitors Bureau 201 Route 17 North, Rutherford, NJ 07070, (201) 939-0707 Publisher: Meadowlands Media, 201 Rt. 17N., Rutherford, NJ • Director of Communications & Publications: Joseph Garavente, JGaravente@meadowlands.org | (201) 939-0707

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Event Venues & Catering Services Al Di La Fine Italian Private Catering & Events (East Rutherford) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-1128 Annabella's Fine Foods, Inc. (East Rutherford) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 804-0303 Baron Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 340-2735 Bayway Catering (Elizabeth) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (908) 862-3207 Crystal Springs Resort (Vernon) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 827-5996 Elegant Desserts Inc. (Lyndhurst) See our ad on page 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-0770 275 Warren St. Lyndhurst elegantdesserts.net $ Fabulous Foods (Moonachie) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 896-8800 Fiesta Banquets (Wood-Ridge) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-5409 Glen Ridge Country Club (Glen Ridge). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 744-7800 Graycliff Catering Inc. & The Graycliff (Moonachie) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-9233 In Thyme Catered Events (River Vale) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 666-3353 Jimmy's Artistic Creations (East Rutherford). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 460-1919 Mamma Vittoria Restaurant & Catering (Nutley) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 662-0242 Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (East Rutherford) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 460-4166 Nanina’s in the Park See our ad on back cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 751-1230 540 Mill Street, Belleville naninasinthepark.com  Park Chateau See our ad on back cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (732) 238-4200 678 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick parkchateau.com  Park Savoy See our ad on back cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 377-7100 236 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park theparksavoy.com  Personal Touch Experience & Catering (Hackensack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 488-8820 Royal Manor (Garfield) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 478-8590 Sals Good Eats (Teterboro) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 375-4949 Seasons Catering (Washington Township) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 664-6141 Sterling Affair Caterers (Carlstadt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 372-0734 The Excelsior of Saddle Brook (Saddle Brook) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 772-9900 The Original Pita Grill (Hoboken). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 217-9777 Upper Montclair Country Club (Clifton) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 903-4513 Venetian (Garfield) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 546-2250 Westin Jersey City Newport Hotel (Jersey City). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 626-2900

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Elegant Desserts 275 Warren Street, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201.933.0770

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Event & Conference Services 360SiteVisit.Com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 424-5168 4 Wall New York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 329-9878 Adam Leffel Productions / Petals Premier Event Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 487-1300 Any Excuse for a Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 808-8700 Audience Pleasers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 773-0953 Bounce Music & Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 482-8191 Cliffhanger Productions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 460-8335 DJ Express Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 694-8202 Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 299-7400 LTB Entertainment Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 282-1117 Meadowlands Exhibition Center (Secaucus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 330-7773 Party Supplies Co, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (646) 431-1805 Photobooth Planet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (917) 780-5556 Sweet Dreams Studio - Photo Booth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 585-4704 Unique Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 880-5025 United Eventures, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 694-6583 William Neumann Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-0370 Willwork, Inc. Exhibit and Event Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 321-1135

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Restaurants BAYONNE Bella Sorrellas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 455-8844 Buon Appetito Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 436-0043 Cafe Bello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 437-7538 Da Noi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 437-5578 Hendrickson’s Corner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 437-4955 KP Sarelli’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 858-0865 Little Food Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 436-6800 McLoone’s Bayonne Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 858-0500 Mediterraneo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 823-2717 Mezcal Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 471-2135 Otaiko Hibachi & Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 339-3399 The Refinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 858-0060 The Starting Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 243-0092

CARLSTADT Biggies Clam Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-4000 430 Route 17 South biggiesclambar.com Il Villaggio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 935-7733 651 Route 17 North ilvillaggio.com Massaman Thai Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 559-1424 312 Hackensack St. massamanthaicuisine.com Mr. G’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 460-0100 335 Paterson Plank Road mrgs.restaurant Redd’s Restaurant & Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-0015 317 Washington Ave reddsrestaurant.com Segovia Mesón . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 896-3260 645 Washington Ave segoviameson.com

CLIFTON Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 471-2625 852 Route 3 acfp.com Chevys Fresh Mex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 777-6277 365 Route 3 chevys.com continues on page 10 METROPOLITAN NEW JERSEY DINING GUIDE

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CLIFTON continued Ghost Hawk Brewing Company 321 River Rd #6 ghosthawkbrewing.com The Shannon Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 284-0200 98 Kingsland Rd. theshannonrose.com Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 661-2435 70 Kingsland Rd. spuntinowinebar.com Applebee’s Bar & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 471-6161 375 Route 3 Applebees.com

EAST NEWARK Pic-Nic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 481-3646 Top’s Diner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 481-0490

EAST RUTHERFORD Al Di La Fine Italian Private Catering & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-1128 1 Hoboken Rd. aldilatrattoria.com Annabella’s House of Mozzarella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 804-0303 900 Paterson Plank Rd annabellasmozz.com Caffe Capri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 460-1039 119 Park Ave. caffecaprirestaurant.com Elia See our ad on page 11 and our spotlight profile on the next page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 460-1039 240 Hackensack St. elianj.com $$$ ➐  Hoboken Road Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-1128 1 Hoboken Rd. Vesta Wood Fired Pizza & Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-6012 64 Hoboken Rd. vestapizzeria.com

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Spotlight: Elia Restaurant The moment you step through our doors you will feel as if you have been transported to a Mediterranean island. Elia features the culinary creations of Executive Chef Jose Luis Falcon who makes every dish with zeal and a devotion to exceptional Mediterranean cuisine. Location: 240 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford, NJ 07070 Cuisine Type: Modern Mediterannean Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday through Friday 11am – 3 p.m.; Dinner: Monday through Friday 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 5-11 p.m.; Sunday 3-10 p.m.; Brunch: Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Menus Available: Lunch, Dinner, Private Events, Wine/Cocktail, Holiday/Special Events Parking: Private lot Service Type: Bar, Sit Down, Fine Dining Price Range of Entrées: $16 - $40 Payment Types: Cash, Credit Card/Debit Card Signature Dish: Grilled Octopus and Sesame Crusted Feta


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HACKENSACK Morton’s The Steakhouse See our ad on page 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 487-3614 One Riverside Square Mall mortons.com $$$ ➐  The Oceanaire Seafood Room See our ad on page 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 343-8862 175 Riverside Square Mall theoceanaire.com $$$ ➐ 

GUTTENBURG Lotus Thai Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 868-8980

HARRISON La Fiamma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 483-5455 Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 484-5770 Spanish Pavillion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 485-7750

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS Bistro Six-Five-Zero at Hilton Hasbrouck Heights/Meadowlands. . . . . . . . . . . (201) 288-6100 650 Terrace Ave. Gabriel’s Grille & Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 288-9600 283 Route 17 South Houlihan’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 393-9330 5 Route 17 South houlihans.com

HOBOKEN Amanda’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 798-0101 Antique Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 683-7029 Augustino’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 420-0104 Arthur’s Tavern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 656-5009 Blue Eye’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 683-6861 Carpe Diem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 792-0050 Charritos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 418-8600 (downtown) and (201) 216-9201 (uptown) Cucharamama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 420-1700 Del Friscos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 653-0195 Dino & Harry’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 659-6202 Elysian Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 798-5898 Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 792-0010 Halifax at W Hoboken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 253-2500 House of ‘Que . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 706-8755 Leo’s Grandevous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 659-9467 La Isla Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 659-6090 (uptown) and (201) 659-8197 (downtown) 12

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HOBOKEN continued The Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 386-0300 Northern Soul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 217-8784 Orale Mexican Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 942-3937 Okinawa Sushi Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 222-0298 Piggyback Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 345-7775 Pilsener Haus & Biergarten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 683-5465 Robongi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 222-8388 Sushi Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 386-1117 Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 653-7770

JERSEY CITY Amelia’s Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 332-2200 The Archer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 309-1090 Atlas Public House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 479-8353 Ani Ramen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 408-9811 Batello’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 798-1798 Broa Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 463-1467 Cellar 335 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 222-1422 Curry On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 222-0122 Dullboy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 795-1628 Edward’s Steakhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 761-0000 Fire & Oak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 610-9610 Fox & Crow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 984-2775 GP’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 418-8800 The Hamilton Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 839-5818 Hooked JC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 946-4177 Hudson Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 659-6565 The Hutton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 356-9169 Just BeClaws. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 459-9100 Kitchen Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 721-6115 Latham House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 479-8432 Left Bank Burger Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 630-4692 Liberty House Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 395-0300 Light Horse Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 946-2028 LITM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 536-5557 Low Fidelity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 795-3600 Luna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 333-0032 Madame Claude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 876-8800 Mathew’s Food & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 333-1258 Maritime Parc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 413-0050 Mezcal Kitchen JC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 918-5803 Miso Ramen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 333-8634 New Park Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 434-9253 Orale Mexican Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 333-0001 Pasta Dal Cuore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 332-8505 Pasta E Vino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 209-1099 Pet Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 984-2170 PJ Ryan’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 222-1600 Porta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 544-5199 14

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JERSEY CITY continued Razza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 356-9348 The Rooftop at Exchange Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (551) 256-7850 Roman Nose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 360-2176 Rumba’s Cubana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 878-4400 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse See our ad on page 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 448-8664 499 Washington Blvd ruthschris.com $$$ ➐  Satis Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 435-5151 Sawadee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 433-0888 Skinner’s Loft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 915-0600 South House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 209-1316 Taqueria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 763-6902 Third & Vine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 533-8309 VU at Hyatt Regency Jersey City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 469-4650 White Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 209-1900 and (201) 653-9234

LITTLE FERRY Segovia Steakhouse & Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 814-1100 217 Main St. segoviasteakhouse.com

LYNDHURST Bar 503 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 635-0008 503 Valley Brook Ave. bar503.com The 3rd Wave Cafe Crepes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 528-8163 525 Riverside Ave. the3rdwavecafecrepes.com Casa Giuseppe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 460-0060 503 Valley Brook Ave. www.casagiuseppelyndhurstnj.com Colonial Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 935-3192 27 Orient Way thecolonialnj.com Medieval Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-2220 149 Polito Ave. medievaltimes.com Michael’s Salumeria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-9654 536 Valley Brook Ave. michaelssalumeria.com Mr. Bruno’s Pizzeria & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201)-933-1588 439 Valley Brook Ave. 16

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MOONACHIE Bazzarelli Restaurant & Pizzeria See our ad on page 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 641-4010 117 Moonachie Rd. bazzarellirestaurant.com $$ ➐  Segovia Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 641-4266 150 Moonachie Rd. segoviasteakhouse.com

NEW MILFORD Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 692-7700 105 Old New Bridge Rd. sanzaris.com

NEWARK Redd’s Biergarten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-1204 220 Market St./37 Edison Pl. reddsbiergarten.com

NORTH BERGEN Good Chinese Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 295-0806 8101 Tonnelle Ave. McDonalds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 295-0806 8101 Tonnelle Ave. New Jersey Beer Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 758-8342 4201 Tonnelle Ave. njbeerco.com Sabor Latin Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 943-6366 8809 River Rd. saborlatinbistro.com

NUTLEY Mamma Vittoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 662-0242 160 Franklin Ave. mammavittoria.com

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50 questions to ask When selecting a venue for your next big event

Park Chateau (East Brunswick)

With so many venues to choose from, searching for the perfect spot for a corporate or personal event can be an arduous, grueling process. Once you’ve planned out the needs and specs for the event and are ready to start looking at venues, having a list of pertinent questions readily available can help facilitate the process. Here is a list of key questions, divided by category, to help you lock down the right venue choice for your next big event:

Availability of space 1. Is the venue available on your desired dates and times? 2. Will other events be held simultaneously with yours? 3. Is there a premium or discount for booking during certain times of the year?

Venue location

4. Is the venue convenient for our guests in regard to travel and accessibility? 5. Is this a destination venue that will be attractive to guests? 6. Have many guests have already many events at this venue? Will this enhance or take away from the perception of the event?

Price & policies

7. Is there a cost difference between busy season and off-season? Will this impact your plans? 8. Is there a difference between weekday and weekend pricing?

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9. How much is the deposit? How much of the deposit is refundable? 10. Are there minimum payments? 11. Are there additional fees to consider? 12. Ask the venue if there spiffs, value-adds or low-cost recommendations to enhance the event? 13. Are there any packages available for the type of event your presenting? Many times you can get great value from these packages, like the signature ‘Over The Top’ packages available at the Park Savoy Estate, Nanina’s In The Park and Park Chateau Estate & Gardens. 14. What are the venue’s policies and contractual language on refunds, guarantees and culpability in case of cancellation, damage, force majeure, etc.?


The venue itself

15. Can the space comfortably fit the estimated number of guests for your event? 16. Can the venue accommodate your event, consider all the potential activities for the event you’re hosting (registration, cocktails, eating, dancing, registration, meeting spaces, trade show space for corporate events, etc.)? 17. Does the space have flow and continuity that you’re looking for? 18. Can the space provide or accommodate any large items or staging equipment that you might need? 19. Are there any special restrictions that the venue has when renting the space?

Catering & vendors

20. Does the venue have its own on-site catering? 21. If so, what are the specialties, menus, recommendations? 22. Does the allow outside vendors for other services (food, dessert, music, entertainment, flowers, AV, photography, etc.)? 23. If so, does it have preferred vendors (and what is the surcharge for using outside vendors)? 24. How experienced are the catering manager and executive chef in the cuisine/fare you’re looking for? 25. Are there food and drink minimums and, if so, what are they?

Reputation of the venue

26. Do you know anyone else who has hosted a similar event at this venue? 27. Can the venue provide you with references of people who have hosted similar types of events? 28. Are there photos available that might showcase the space being used in the way you anticipate using it? 29. What do other event professionals or local organizations think of the venue?

Utilities

36. Does the space have adequate outlets and lighting? 37. Will natural light in the space interfere with programming? Is there a way to shade it if necessary? Be sure to keep in mind the time of day your event is being held. 38. Does venue have adequate heating/cooling systems to create a comfortable environment?

AV & acoustics

39. What kind of public address and music amplification requirements does the venue have? 40. Are the acoustics right for your event purposes? 41. Is the space wired correctly for the audio visual you require? 42. Are there additional costs for AV? 43. Are there preferred vendors for AV and music that have experience operating in your place?

Weather

44. Some venues are more prone to being affected by seasonal weather issues. Will this impact your venue of choice at the time of year your event is?

Security & privacy

45. What kind of security personnel and equipment does the venue provide for its guests? 46. Is there the ability to shield the event from public view? 47. Are there spaces that could offer privacy to guests and participants?

Parking & transportation

48. Does the venue require valet parking? 49. Is there ample parking for your guests? 50. If you have guests are arriving from out of town, are there transportation options to get them to and from the venue?

Corporate amenities

30. Does the venue allow for event signage to be prominently showcased in the ways you need it to? 31. Can the venue provide recommendations for ways that sponsors can receive added value? This can enhance your sponsor satisfaction. 32. Does the venue have concierge or information desks to help guests as needed? 33. Is there a business center on site? 34. Are there shipping or receiving services or personnel? 35. What other corporate amenities might you need to arrange with the venue?

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PARAMUS Bahama Breeze See our ad on page 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 368-5860 1600 Bergen Town Center bahamabreeze.com $$ ➐  Legal Sea Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 843-8483 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. legalseafoods.com Ruth’s Chris (Paramus-Maywood) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (551) 258-0013 83 W Spring Valley Avenue ruthschris.com

RIVER EDGE Sanducci’s Trattoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 599-0600 620 Kinderkamack Rd. sanduccis.com

RUTHERFORD Finch’s At The Renaissance Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 231-3141 801 Rutherford Ave. GainVille Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 507-1800 17 Ames Ave. gaincontact.com Rutherford Pancake House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 340-4171 40 Park Ave. rutherfordpancakehouse.com Suprema Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 531-1190 92 Park Ave. supremaitalian.com Varrelman’s Bake Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-0462 60 Park Ave. Volare’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 935-6606 7 Station Sq.

SECAUCUS Bagels Plus & Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 330-0744 700 Plaza Road continues on next page

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Spotlight: Long Beach Island’s 31st Annual Chowderfest Weekend

Dates: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00am Merchant Mart Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:00am Chowder Cook-Off Classic About Chowderfest Weekend: Chowderfest Weekend has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome the fall. Always the weekend before Columbus Day Weekend, this year join us on October 5, 2019, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where local vendors offer the best deals of the season and Sunday, October 6, 2019 for the Chowder Cook-Off Classic (ticketed event), with unlimited taste testing. Every ticket holder votes for favorite red, white and creative chowders. Chowder Cook-Off Classic: See why we are the Chowder Capital of New Jersey! Sunday, October 6, VIP Entry 10am; General Admission 11am; Closing Ceremonies 4pm. Merchants Mart with Free Admission: Merchants Mart features blow-out bargains from dozens of Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members. Enjoy live music, specialty foods, cold beer and special activities for the kids. Merchants Mart is a free event that goes on rain or shine. Location: Chowderfest Weekend takes place at Taylor Avenue Ball Field, Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue in Beach Haven (behind Bay Village). RAIN OR SHINE Contact: Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce at (609) 494-7211 or visit www.chowderfest.com for information.

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The TABLE Olive Garden See our ad on page 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 867-3543 500 Route 3 olivegarden.com $$ ➐  Outback Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 601-0077 455 Harmon Meadow Blvd. outback.com Panera Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 348-2846 200 Mill Creek Dr. panerabread.com Red Lobster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 583-1902 700 Plaza Dr. redlobster.com Starbucks Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 223-4924 700 Plaza Dr. Stefanos Mediterranean Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 865-6767 700 Plaza Dr. stefanos-mg.com Subway – Mill Creek Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 325-0300 Tokyo Hibachi & Buffet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 863-2828 700 Plaza Dr. Urban Plum Gastropub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 520-0574 300 Plaza Dr. Wayback Burgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 293-4654 83 Plaza Center

TETERBORO Sal’s Good Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 375-4949 80 Green St. salsgoodeats.com

WALLINGTON Make Wine With Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 876-9463 21 Curie Ave. makewinetasting.com

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WEEHAWKEN Boogie Woogie Bagel Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 863-4666 1200 Harbor Blvd. Chart House Restaurant See our ad on page 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 348-6628 Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T chart-house.com $$$ ➐  Houlihan’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 863-4000 1200 Harbor Blvd. houlihans.com Jack Austins Eat & Drink See our ad on Inside front cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 348-4444 500 Harbor Blvd. $$ ➐  Marco Polo Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 863-0057 1200 Lincoln Harbor Rd. Masina Trattoria Italiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 349-4444 500 Harbor Blvd. Ruth’s Chris Steak House See our ad on page 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 863-5100 1000 Harbor Blvd. ruthschris.com $$$ ➐ 

WEST NEW YORK Al Ameera Restaurant See our ad on page 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 751-4191 5122 John F Kennedy Blvd. $$ ➐  PF Chang’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 866-7790 Son Cubano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 399-2020

WOOD-RIDGE Justin’s Ristorante II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-4276 269 Hackensack St Luigi Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-0105 261 Valley Blvd. Martini Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201)939-2000 187 Hackensack St.

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Bakeries Elegant Desserts (Lyndhurst) See our ad on page 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-0770 275 Warren St, Lyndhurst elegantdesserts.net Varrellman’s Baked Goods (Rutherford) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 939-0462 Veriella's Bakery (Carlstadt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-5427 We Knead The Dough Cookies (Garfield). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 888-2222

Shopping Malls/Centers Bergen Town Center (Paramus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 845-4051 Newport Centre (Jersey City) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 626-2078 The Mills at Jersey Gardens (Elizabeth) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (908) 436-3005 The Plaza at Harmon Meadow See our ad inside back cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 488-0768 700 Plaza Drive, Secaucus theplazaatharmonmeadow.com The Shops at Riverside (Hackensack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 489-0151 Westfield Garden State Plaza See our ad on page 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 843-2121 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus westfield.com/gardenstateplaza

Selection of Restaurants at Westfield Garden State Plaza: California Pizza Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 587-0005 Level 2 cpk.com The Capital Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 845-7040 Level 2 thecapitalgrille.com Grand Lux Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 909-0399 Level 2 grandluxcafe.com Hotel Chocolat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 843-0307 Level 1 hotelchocolatusa.com Mighty Quinn’s BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 843-1490 Level 2 mightyquinnsbbq.com

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Attractions, Entertainment & Recreation Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of NJ (Teterboro) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 288-6344 Bowlero (Wallington) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 773-9100 Chef It Up & Chef It Up 2 Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 300-8898 Chuck E. Cheese’s (North Bergen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 861-1799 Crystal Springs Resort (Vernon) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 827-5996 Durkan Fencing Company (South Hackensack). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 880-9585 Field Station Dinosaurs (Leonia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 748-4317 Glen Ridge Country Club (Glen Ridge). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 744-7800 Hi-Tech Billiard Club & Lounge (Weehawken) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 624-8240 High Exposure Rock Climbing/Ninja Warrior Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 768-8600 Hornblower Cruises & Events (New York) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (646) 576-8400 Kerasotes Showplace 14 (Secaucus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 210-5364 Liberty Science Center (Jersey City) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 253-1214 Make Wine With Us (Wallington) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 876-9463 Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (East Rutherford) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 460-4166 Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (Lyndhurst) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 933-2220 On Location Tours (New York) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (212) 683-3516 Reloaderz NJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (973) 694-3432 RPM Raceway See our ad on page 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 333-7223 99 Caven Point Rd., Jersey City rpmraceway.com

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Spotlight: Entertainment Cruises Spirit, Elite Private Yachts, Bateaux, New York Location: We are conveniently located at two locations: Lincoln Harbor Marina, 1500 Harbor Blvd, Weehawken, New Jersey 07086 and directly across the river at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, New York, NY 10011 Cuisine Type: Freshly prepared and seasonally inspired, Spirit Cruises offers a delicious buffet-style lunch or dinner menu with an assortment of salads, entrees, and desserts, and Bateaux New York features an elegant three-course plated meal for lunch and dinner, and a fresh brunch buffet on Sundays. Our signature menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dining cruises (brunch, lunch, and dinner). Hours of Operation: For schedules and information visit www.SpiritCruises.com or www.BateauxNewYork.com Parking: Public Lot, Street Parking Price Range of EntrĂŠes: Tickets are all-inclusive of a freshly prepared meal, onboard entertainment, outdoor decks, and a cruise around New York Harbor offering unbeatable views of the iconic city skyline. Coffee, tea, and iced tea are also included. Food and bar upgrades are available for an additional cost. Tickets prices start at $64.90 (excl. fees and taxes). Payment Types: Credit Card/Debit Card

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Year-round departures from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan & Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, NJ

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Sports/Performing Arts Venues bergenPAC See our ad below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 227-1030 30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood bergenpac.org

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Al Ameera, 19 Bazzarelli’s, 19 Bahama Breeze, 23 Boozy Burbs, 27 bergenPAC, 32 Chart House, 15 Chowderfest Weekend, 25 Elegant Desserts, 7 Elia, 11 Entertainment Cruises, 30 Goya, 17

Jack Austin's, Inside Front Cover Morton’s The Steakhouse, 13 Nanina’s In The Park, Back Cover Olive Garden, 2 Park Chateau, Back Cover Park Savoy, Back Cover RPM Raceway, 7 Ruths Chris Steakhouse, 7 Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 13 The Plaza at Harmon Meadow, Inside Back Cover


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14 Screen Movies • Open Sundays • All are within walking distance NJ Transit Bus Infomation: 973-275-5555

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