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March/April 2015

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March/April 2015 Publishers Sharon and Steven Goldstein

Associate Publisher Brandon Goldstein

Editor Nayda Rondon

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Account Executives Linda Barba Amy Schwartz

Photographers Bill Streicher Steven Goldstein Sprinkler Systems Patios, Walkways & Driveways Landscape Lighting Fencing Pool Plantings Plant Health Care Perennial Gardens Plant/Design Construction Complete Lawn Maintenance Retaining Walls Brick Pavers Tree Work

Contributing Writers Linda Barba Rob Demars Steven Earles Brandon Goldstein Dr. Michael Gross Louise B. Hafesh Cynthia King Harkins Robert Haynes-Peterson Jessica Humphrey Cintineo Richard Posluszny Judith Turner Peter Vallas Tessa Viole

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pring is in the air! Unfortunately, it’s not on the ground, unless it’s still just covered in the few remaining feet of snow that just haven’t quite melted yet. However, we have decided to move on to spring anyway, in our minds, in our events, and in our fashions. We begin by celebrating the recent 40-degree weather, which up until a couple of weeks ago, seemed like a temperature we’d be lucky to feel for just one f leeting moment. It might not be swimming weather just yet, but it’s enough to melt the last bits of snow and have the birds chirping in celebration of the sunny season to come. With spring comes golf season, and golf season is particularly noticeable in Bergen County as the bajillion (I think that’s accurate) of country clubs around here buzz to life, full of people waving their irons (usually in anger, I’m told) and celebrating the fact that they are playing a sport they still are really not that good at. But this year’s golf season leads us to one place in particular: White Beeches Country Club in Haworth. This local hidden gem is doing its best to shed the old “stuffy country club” moniker, and is introducing so many cool initiatives to attract families to start creating their summer memories as soon as the tee boxes thaw. And for those who aren’t too into “country club chic” we have some of spring’s best looks right in our brilliant fashion spreads. We worked with Hartly Fashions in Westwood for the looks that will keep you hot even as the temperature remains cold. Welcome back, pinks, blues and greens! We have missed you dearly. Do you ever wonder what’s in your children’s school food, which they’ve been eating for years? So did Ridgewood mother Gaby Wilday. Once she saw the lack of nutrients in her kids’ lunches, she began a lunch program of her own. With her help, more than 1600 students, with more signing up daily, receive nutritious, GMO-free, organic lunches that are not only delicious, but help children transition into a lifestyle of healthier eating. We can only hope that Gaby’s No Fuss Lunch program will be available to students nationwide some day. While we dance in celebration of spring’s arrival, a premiere dance academy in Waldwick is sending its students to dance with the likes of Mariah Carey and Jimmy Fallon. We take a look at Studio L Dance and see why it offers one of North Jersey’s best dance programs. With a smile from ear to ear, we can finally say that Bergen County’s best days are coming! Shed that heavy jacket, rock that dress again, and together let’s celebrate the greatest county in the world.

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Whiskey with an Added Twist

Scoping Out Hip Arthroscopy

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Finding Balance at The Point: An Elysian Escape


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Columns 52 Wine Picks

64 Linda’s List

129 Birthday Scopes

56 Style

116 BC Eats

130 Last Laugh

Crossover Wines

Chic Products, Services, Etc.

58 Events

Happenings in the County

Best to Do, Buy, See, Etc. All That’s New and Exciting on the Restaurant Scene

120 Restaurant Guide

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Eileen Karakashian: Coloring Life in Bold Strokes

White Beeches Country Club: The Grass is Always Greener

Give Me Shelter: New Jersey’s Forgotten Victims of Domestic Violence

Flirty Signs of Spring


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Features 32 Business Profile

Take the Fuss Out of Lunch and Family Dinner

100 Health

Vantage Health System: Stopping the Stigma

88 Bergen County

Studio L Dance: Dancing Through Life

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Carol Dauria, Brian McCourt and Mary Linke

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HackensackUMC Friends held an event with guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Sivitz at a beautiful home in Saddle River. For more information visit: www.hackensackumc.org

Jim Napolitano, Laura and Bob Garrett, Cathy Napolitano, Dr. Jennifer Sivitz and Dr. Jeff Boscamp

Toni Mendiburu, Suzanne Lacese and Dr. Carla Simonian

Cindy Martins, Alise Biondi, Frank Ahearn and Rosemarie Arnold

Bob and Pat Zimmermann, Adolfo and Lisa LaManna

Cecily Palludan and Bill Patterson

Tom and Toni Mendiburu

Bob and Laura Garrett, Toni and Tom Mendiburu

Everett and Ann Ramos and Charlotte Frey

Drs. Carla and Greg Simonian

Ulises Diaz and Suzanne Lacese

Teri and Tom Kruse

Jim and Bobbie Rosini, Paula and Ted D’ Amico

Eric King, Mary Helen and John Gaffney and Frank Ahearn

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Palisades Medical Center held their annual “Star Stream Ball” at Pleasantdale Chateau. For more information visit: www.palisadesmedicalfoundation.org

Nick Minicucci, Tom Eastwick, Annie A., Dave Jolly, Kevin and Anna Marie O’Connor

Tom and Teri Kruse

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Tom and Teri Kruse and Eileen and Bruce Markowitz

Howard and Beth Shiffman and Theresa and JD de Leon

Eurice Rojas and Norma Almanza

Shawn and Sandy Ryan, Alicia Duroy, Wayne Petretti, Barbara Urban and Ed Davis

David and Joyce Berkowitz and Eileen and Bruce Markowitz

Rose Lauricella, John Meditz and Annette Lauricella

David Berkowitz, Ketul Patel, Marie Garibaldi and Bruce Markowitz

Dr. Pierre and Alicia Guibor and Dr. Jim and Ale Econopouli

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Anthony, Colette, Fred, Joseph, Liz and Al Daibes

Daniel and Karin Hoverman, Amy and Shawn Atkinson

Harry Gates, Tammy Rossi, Roberta and Paul Napoli

Dr. Sam and Mahasti Hessami

Joe and Margaret Burt

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Courtney Siero, Victoria Siero and Claudine Siero

Julie Hildebrandt and Joyce Daley

David Barton and Terry Allerton

Nicholas and Anna Turturro

The Allerton Family held a family event to raise funds for the Saint Francis Bread Line.

Donna O’Shea and Tony Dorsey

Cathy Shea and Terry Allerton

Theresa and Tony Cicero

Guy and Dawn Balzano

Jim and Susan Brown

Natalija Ivanovic, Martina Carlstroem and Lara Neijhoft

Steve and Coni LaSala, Kristen Steitz and Matt LaSala

Tony Dorsey, Sean O’Shea, Stephanie Allerton Fox, Tara Allerton Arciprete and Morgan Arciprete

Jeanne Monen and Keith Allerton

Jonathan McLean, Kemper Smith and Tim Daley

Carey Martinelli, Alex Nieves and Linda Martinelli

Jay Kearns and Colette Callison

Dana Malizia, Chris DiStasio and Doris Malizia


Bob Ricci, Dr. Erica Song, Dr. Madhuri Bewtra and Lance Hutchins

Hilary and Dr. Lyall Gorenstein

Pansie and Dr. Roy Forbes

Dr. Erik and May Chu

Dr. Marc and Michele Mizrahi

Erika and Dr. Anand Srinivasan

Maddy Pearson, Dr. Stephen and Donna Brunnquell

Eileen Moritz-Ibrahim, Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim and Michelle Karpinski

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center held a Physician Recognition Dinner at the Rockleigh Country Club. For more information visit: www.englewoodhospital.com

Dr. James Klein, Linda Senter and Warren Geller

Stacey and Dr. David Schaumberger

Dr. Herbert and Carol Marton

Dr. Steven and Mimi Waxenbaum

Dr. Michael Harris, Tom Senter and Warren Geller

Dr. Rosalyn Stahl, Dr. Miguel Sanchez and Joy McKee

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ileen Karakashian received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1994 from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she majored in advertising design. Since graduation, she was an art director in advertising, producing both national TV and print campaigns. Her work has been featured in Adweek and Advertising Age. Yet while she toiled away making a living selling toothpaste, cars and cough medicine, she dreamed that her life—like the advertising product claims she composed—could be “33% new and improved” if she continued to pursue her passion for painting. Fine arts beckoned and she heeded the call, continuing her studies in New York City at the Art Students League, where she concentrated on painting, design, color, composition and collage. Today, Karakashian creates paintings that range from contemporary to abstract and surrealist. Vibrant and thoughtprovoking, her art reveals an intriguing combination of color, composition and texture. “I am a colorist,” Karakashian notes. “Color and texture are the foundations to my paintings. My mixed media, oil and acrylic paintings all usually start with a color idea and then evolve into a composition in which color and texture are the primary subjects. Texture creates depth and liveliness in a painting just as it does in life. Color defines moods, thoughts and perceptions; it is the backdrop to our lives.” Icons of femininity, fashion and form are recurring themes in many of Karakashian’s works. When brought forth in the right way, they signify strength, power, freedom, and love— words and states of being that don’t always ref lect the current state of women around the world. Through busts, bodices and tutus, Karakashian brings light and color to the canvas. Yet don’t try to pin Karakashian down with labels. She’s not having any of it. When asked if she is trying to make any feminist statements with her art, she answers without hesitation. “Painting images of mannequins doesn’t make me a feminist, just like a man painting images of cars or football wouldn’t make him a masculinist,” she explains. “I’d prefer to be a called an egalitarian, if a label was necessary. I paint many different subjects and on different social issues. A painting I created a couple of years ago about homosexuality and stereotypes was acquired by the New York School of Law for its sexual discrimination department. In my painting Silenced, I’m referring to a time in history when women’s voices weren’t heard or valued. Currently, I am working on a piece for the Pure Earth Foundation about toxic pollutants and its health effects on the world population. “When I paint images of femininity, I actually feel like I am empowering women and not re-enforcing any stereotypical concepts,” Karakashian continues. “When I’m painting dresses, I’m not really painting fashion. The dresses are just a tool to enhance the message of beauty and that’s why most of my mannequins are just torsos because they represent all backgrounds. They could be any woman, young or old, black or white. Women are beautiful and strong and everything feminine should be celebrated and not down played.” March/April 2015


Mannequin in Lace Skirt, 36” x 48”, acrylic on canvas

For more on Eileen Karakashian and her work, visit the website www.ekarakashian.com Love is Amazing, 24” x 36”, acrylic and mixed media on canvas

We Are Family, 36” x 48”, acrylic and mixed media on canvas; skirt is made entirely of teabags, bodice with buttons

The Artist in Quick Strokes Things that inspire me: Every facet of cosmopolitan life I can’t live without: dark chocolate Before I start painting, I like to: put on music Best advice I ever got: “If opening up a new package of a kneaded eraser doesn’t get you excited, get out of art school now!” I, of course, stayed. Worst advice I ever got: Yellow paintings don’t sell. So don’t use it (yellow). Favorite painters: Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Marc Chagall, Arthur Sarkissian Celebrity I’d most like to have as a fan: George Clooney Mannequin in Black Tutu, 36” x 48”, acrylic on canvas

I’ll never stop creating art.

L.O.V.E., 36” x 48”, acrylic and mixed media on canvas


Paula Leichtnam, Jo Mellone, Helen Traina and Marie Quinn

Nicole Dematteo and Maria Ripoli

The Saddle River Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary held their annual Holiday Luncheon and Boutique at the Ridgewood Country Club. For more information visit: www.valleyhealth.com

Dana Taranto and Maria Harper

Lynn Gildea, Irene Palatucci and Karen Fox

Pam Gulla, Geraldine Duffy and Judy Galorenzo

Susan Zabransky and Gloria Annecchino

Ronnie O’Neill, Michelle Sodora, Nancy Stripp and Judi Verillo

Donna MacPhee and Sandy Carrapezzi

Dr. Jean Holden and Jackie Park

Desiree Cinotti and Eva Burman

Emily Force, Edith Fiato, Jan Cohen and Eileen Isaacs

Sue Wortmann and Diana Frankel

Laura Hellman, Louise Simon and Nancy Bush

Cara Galorenzo-Parassio and Lisa Galorenzo

Claudine Siero and Cathy Allerton

Susan Fahy, Barbara Lewis and Lynne San Phillip

Adriana Ballorosi, Kathie Durante and Barbara Kemper Gross

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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation held their winter time “Breakfast Club� at the Alpine Country Club. For more information visit: www.englewoodhospital.com

Lisa Spivack, Nanci Kushner, Debbie Satnick, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel and Allison DiStaulo

Annette Stern and Susan Marenoff-Zausner

Jay, Beth and Ross Nadel

Sue Ellen Freeman, Robin Epstein, Beth Nadel and Carol Rubin

Jay Nadel, Karen Jacobsen and Warren Geller

Marcia Hurst and Dr. Wendy Hurst

Amy Shirvan and Debra Albanese

Courtney Champy, Jacqueline Frazier and Sawsan Bardissi

Penny Rosen and Ally Lash

Nanci Kushner and Melanie Landano

Warren and Kristin Geller

Abbey Braverman, Jill Oshinsky and Beth Bergstein

Canndice Flax and Jeanine Casty

Aaron and Lyndsley Capuano

Debbie Harris and Kristin Geller

Erica Park, Alyzia Sands, Casey Halperin and Jen Maxfield

Alanna Davis, Alexa Gottdiener and Jessie Fleischer

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Gaby Wilday of Ridgewood created No Fuss Lunch after witnessing the toll the school lunch program was taking on her then six-year-old daughter’s well-being. (Photo courtesy Jean Terman Photography)

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Steven Costa and Brianna Prince

Lana Shanken and Stephanie Barbuck

Michele and David Knapel

Thomas and Jean Pedrazzo

Johnny Manganiotis and Alyssa Perino

Nelson Guerrero and Richard Marcus

Nelson Guerrero, Thomas and Jean Pedrazzo

Tony Santos and John Leidy

Maserati of Bergen County held an event at their beautiful showroom in Saddle River to benefit a local charity.

Jules Rha and Chris Cinelli

Frank and Monica Lanzara

Tom Brennan and John Parisi

Nicole Colligan and Erica Fersch

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Nathan Rephan and Sadie Engelsohn

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Whiskey with an Added Twist Cocktail recipes spark more ways to enjoy a favorite drink.


rink mixologists enjoy finding more and more ways to complement the whiskey flavor with a plethora of other ingredients, whether it’s syrups, fruit juices, vermouth or even tea. This growing willingness to experiment with whiskey and bourbon as the primary ingredients in a variety of cocktails is just one of several ways consumer habits have been changing, according to Steven Earles, CEO of Eastside Distilling. “People are drinking less wine and more whiskey, and women have become more inclined to give whiskey a try,” says Earles, whose company already experiments with a variety of flavors in its drinks, such as Cherry Bomb Whiskey and Oregon Marionberry Whiskey. Perhaps the classic whiskey cocktail is the Old-Fashioned, which has been around since the late 19th century. However, for those looking to add even more variety to their whiskey and bourbon selections, Eastside Distilling offers some enticing cocktail recipes.

Earl’s Demise 25 oz. Cherry Bomb Whiskey (one 750ml bottle) 12 ½ oz. Burnside Bourbon 75 oz. Smith Teamaker Earl Grey Tea (chilled) 25 oz. orange juice 25 oz. simple syrup 12 ½ oz. sweet vermouth 5 tbsps. Peychaud’s Bitters Directions: Mix all of the ingredients in a large punch bowl, then add ice or ice ring. Serve in small punch glasses. The mixture serves 10-12 people.


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The Sideburn 1 ½ oz. Burnside Whiskey ¾ oz. Aperol ½ oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur 1 oz. fresh lemon juice ½ oz. lavender simple syrup 13 oz. Old Fashioned glass over ice Directions: Fill a 14 oz. rocks glass with ice, add all the other ingredients and stir.

Eastside Civil War 1 ½ oz. Burnside Bourbon ½ oz. Cocchi Torino Sweet Vermouth ½ oz. Cynar 2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters 1 Amarena cherry Directions: Add all of the ingredients, except the cherry, to a 16-oz. mixing glass (pint glass). Fill to within one inch of the top with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an Amarena cherry.

Marionberry Beret 1 ½ oz. Marionberry Whiskey ½ oz. Dry Curacao 2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice Directions: Fill glass with ice, and then add Burnside Bourbon and recipe ingredients.

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Wine Picks

Crossover Wines Global communities mean global wines.

There was a time when an Italian or French winemaker barely left the town he grew up in. Regional wines were distinctly idiosyncratic and often instantly identifiable. However, today’s vintners make a point of traveling, interning and working around the world before settling into a winery or wineries. The result, sometimes, leads to out-of-the box thinking, intriguing varieties in unexpected places and unique blends.

Domaine Terlato and Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier 2013 (Victoria)

Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontes 2012 (Salta)

Opus One Vintage 2011 (Oakville)

St. Supéry Dollarhide Vineyard Semillon 2012 (Napa Valley)

In France, the finicky white Viognier grape is often paired with the spicy red Syrah to add a bit of brightness. Bringing the concept to Australia, Anthony Terlato, of California’s Terlato Wines, and Michel Chapoutier, of the Rhone Valley’s M. Chapoutier, continue their innovative collaborations with this blend of 95% spicy Central Victoria Shiraz and 5% aromatic Viognier planted on 19th century, phylloxera-free French rootstock. The result is a complex, deep ruby red, aromatic wine where commonly brash Australian Shiraz is softened and brightened. Plum, raspberry and ripe stonefruit notes pair nicely with dishes like Moroccan lamb stew and butternut squash bisque. $15

“Kaiken” is the Mapuche Indian name for a species of native goose, one of the few animals that regularly cross the Andes between Chile and Argentina. So it was the perfect name for a wine when the prominent Chilean winemaking Montes family sent Aurelio Montes, Jr. to Argentina. Here he produces distinctive Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Torrontes, an iconic Argentinian variety of which some of the best interpretations hail from the Cafayate Valley in the Salta region. Cool nights and a high altitude (4,000 feet) contribute to a bright, lemony acidity and notes of papaya, jasmine and apple. Pair with a grilled smoked pork chop and arugula salad with olive oil, lemon and Parmesan cheese. $14

In 1980, California’s Robert Mondavi and Bordeaux’s Baron Philippe de Rothschild collaborated to create what became the first Bordeaux-style “cult” wine out of Napa Valley. Old and New World vinification techniques, combined with cutting edge technology, consistently produces big, flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon blends. The 2011, rich with herbal notes of bay and black tea, black cherry and cocoa, is a melange of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon (the lowest percentage yet for an Opus One vintage), 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. Drink it on its own (between now and 2040) or pair with steak, then bittersweet chocolate. $230

Frenchman Robert Skalli was busy revitalizing Languedoc’s winemaking region in the early 1980s when he became enamored of Napa Valley and an undeveloped cattle ranch called Dollarhide. Meanwhile, St. Supéry winemaker Michael Scholz, who hails from Australia, decided the region is perfect for Semillon, a grape that thrives in the Land Down Under. Bolstered by Napa’s cooling morning fogs and scorching afternoons, the green-gold vibrant wine shows citrus aromatics with a palate highlighted by lime, butter, green apricot and light oak. Pair with panko-crusted flounder and kale salad, or a lime-based squid and tilapia ceviche. $30

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A breakthrough 2-in-1 toning cream and self-tanner, Karin Herzog Tone & Tan ($55) will diminish the appearance of cellulite while providing a natural-looking tan. Never orange or streaky, it builds an even, healthy bronze over time. High concentrations of vitamin B12 and green tea condition and nourish the skin to increase nutrient absorption for a toned and tight appearance. Available at www.karinherzog.com

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5K RACE: Habitat Bergen is hosting its OPERA STARS: Bel Canto Show-

PV THEATRE: On March 3, 7-10PM, enjoy “A Taste of Pascack Valley Theatre” featuring tastings from area restaurants & caterers, a cash bar, tricky tray baskets, music and entertainment at River Vale Country Club (660 Rivervale Road, River Vale). Tickets: $40pp in advance, $50pp at the door to benefit PVHS Theatre. Visit www.pvhstheatre.org for info and online ticketing.

CRAFTS FESTIVAL: From March 13-15, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is back at the Garden State Exhibit Center (50 Atrium Drive, Somerset). Admission (valid all three days): Adults, $8 online; $10 at the door; children under 12, free. Info: 800-210-9900; www.sugarloafcrafts.com


The singer will perform at NJ Performing Arts Center (One Center Street, Newark) on March 14, 8PM. Tickets: $39.50, $59.50, $99.50, $149.50 are available at www.NJPAC.org or Box Office 888-466-5722.


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pieces will take place at the Victoria Theater of NJ Performing Arts Center (One Center Street; Newark) on March 15, 3PM. Tickets: $29-$49 available at www.NJPAC.org or Box Office 888-466-5722.

3rd Annual 5k Race to Build on April 11, 8AM at its new location, Overpeck County Park (40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia). Race registration will begin at 8AM, the race starts at 9AM; a family carnival will follow after the race. Registration fee: $20, advanced; $25, day of race. For info: 201-457-1020, www.habitatbergen.org

TEEN TALKS: On April 18, 11:3012:30, and April 25, 11:30-12:30, Collegewise, a division of The Princeton Review, will hold free seminars on “The Secrets of College Admissions” and “High School Success for Freshmen and Sophomores,” respectively, at the Montvale Library (12 Mercedes Drive). Register in person, by phone (201-391-5090) or by email at montvalelibraryprograms@gmail.com SPRING MUSICAL: Pascack Valley High School Theatre (200 Piermont Avenue, Hillsdale) presents Anything Goes, March 19-21. Tickets: $17, adults; $5, students. Visit www.pvhstheatre.org for info and online ticketing. DINNER & AUCTION: Wandell School of Education Foundation invites you to join them for cocktails, dinner & annual auction on March 26, 7PM at Seasons (644 Pascack Road, Washington Township). Tickets: $200pp FIT DAY: HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants located on Route 17 in Maywood is celebrating its one year anniversary on March 28, 9AM-1PM with a day filled with fitness classes, health screenings, cooking demos, kids classes, NY Giants alumni appearances and more. FASHION THERAPY: Benefitting Pony Power Therapies in Mahwah, the Allendale Woman’s Club Fashion Show will be

BINGO & TRICKY TRAY: On April 25, Companion Animal Advocates will host its annual fundraiser to raise money for its Operation Feed-A-Pet Program. Doors open at 6PM at the Garfield Boys & Girls Club (490 Midland Avenue, Garfield). Tickets: $25. To purchase tickets, call 201-961-3109 or visit CompanionAnimalAdvocates.org

SAVOR.2015: On April 27, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, the Center for Food Action will hold Savor.2015, showcasing fine area restaurants, wines from Giannone Wine & Liquor, music by Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music, flowers by Dean Street Greenery and display artwork from local artists. Tickets are $150, donor; $250, patron; $350, benefactor. SCHOOL SHOW: bergenPAC (30 N. Van Brunt Street, Englewood) will offer For to Kill a Mockingbird on May 14, 10AM. Tickets: $10/Grades 6-12. For info, including videos and curriculum guides, visit bergenPAC. org/schooltime. To purchase tickets, contact Katelyn Diekhaus at kdiekhaus@bergenPAC. org, or 201-816-8160 ext. 71.



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Bergen County’s Adriana Meucci draws attention to the issues affecting family pets in domestic violence cases.


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How to Get Involved Adriana Meucci has two online petitions on this issue of victims of domestic violence and their pets at www.causes.com and www.petitionhub.com. New Jersey residents who wish to help should petition their state representatives. Petition to Governor Christopher “Chris� Christie, New Jersey Petition to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Please sign and share: Help Domestic Violence Victims Keep Their Pets, on Causes and Petition Hub. Signatures will be presented to New Jersey State representatives and beyond.

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Linda’s List

The “Glorious Gold Coast” of Fort Lee, Englewood Cliffs & Edgewater

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y moi day this time around was to be a trifecta trek of three of the outstanding towns that comprise the “Glorious Gold Coast.” Every day I count my lucky stars that I get to call the GW Bridge and the NYC skyline my backyard. The former is often also the site of my workouts. On this particular morning, I started my daily exercise routine with a walk over the bridge. Besides the energy boost, I got a lift from the breathtaking view. I also got plenty of attention as people spotted me and beeped their car horns or texted me to ask “was that u I saw walking over the bridge?” Yes, it was! After beginning the day on such positive footing, I continued by walking to meet my bestie Lisa at Caffe Bene (1636 Palisades Avenue, Fort Lee) for a decaf soy latte and yogurt with fresh fruit. Absolutely yummy! While the menu offerings are enough to tempt you into being a regular, did I mention CB’s spacious seating and free WiFi? Although it’s all too easy to linger in the comfy CB setting, I’ve made an appointment to tour the fantastic brand-new Modern Luxury High Rise Rentals (800 Park Avenue, Fort Lee). It’s only a little ways down the street and I’m just dying to see it, so off we go. Wow, this place is beautiful, boasting so many fabulous amenities that it will never be necessary to leave home. [BTW: I have to thank my good friend Lance Maiden from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (2151 Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee) for setting up my tour.] But now I’m stressing over whether I should sell and move into the Modern. Lisa soon sets me straight. “Get over it and stay in your own beautiful home,” she counsels. I laugh, and saying I need some TLC since she’s not giving me any, we head over to Dr. Bruce Freund’s dental office (700 E. Palisades Avenue, Englewood Cliffs). We are both in awe of his brand new aesthetic spa center. We leave looking and feeling super fab, and with our purchases from Obagi Medical Products, Inc., which offers an extensive line of anti-aging skin care items. Honestly, I could make this divine spa my second home and I don’t think Rhonda would mind if I did. (BTW: Rhonda is Dr. Freund’s wife and office manager, not to mention an expert cosmetician.) With esthetics still on my mind, we decide to visit the office of Dr. Jeffrey Rappaport (323 Sylvan Avenue #207, Englewood Cliffs) for a consult on cool sculpting, the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled heating to get rid of persistent fat that just won’t go away no matter how nicely you ask, or how hard you diet and exercise. I told Lina, his office manager, I think I’d like to be cool sculpted from head to toe. She laughed and thought I was joking, but I wasn’t. Can’t a girl dream? OK, OK, let’s go to lunch. So many great restaurants to choose from, but we opt for G.W. Grill (2139 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee) aka L and L’s second kitchen and home away from home. Today we order the tilapia tacos and my favorite sliders. And Christina, the adorable bartender, twists our arms to have beers with our lunch. We are very happy besties! I’ll meet up with L later on because I’m off to Fort Lee Racquet Club (532 N. Avenue, Fort Lee) for a two-hour round robin. This is where my addiction to tennis

Linda’s List began almost 20 years ago with Dana, my first tennis instructor. Practically a fixture at FLRC, I regularly take lessons with some of the greats they have there. Afterwards I run home and shower and change before I meet L for Happy Hour. I’m refreshed and ready to go but first I think I’m just going to run to see my good friend Joe Parisi, who is the great mayor of Englewood Cliffs. His company, Otterstedt Insurance Agency (540 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs) takes good care of my home and auto insurance needs. My gratitude to all of the knowledgeable staff! Before I venture out tonight I better stop to get some dinero at Connect One Bank (301 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs). I made a good choice in banks. This bank sure is growing quickly. Frank Sorrentino, the founder, is a very smart businessman, and the bank staff is so friendly; I just love coming here. I’m going to be a tad late for Happy Hour at In Napoli (116 Main Street, Fort Lee). Lisa and I just love to hang with Flo, the owner; she is really nice and the food is soooooo good. Since I phoned to inform L of my ETA, Lynn the bartender had my beverage of choice waiting for me. (Hate to admit it, but I’ve become my mother; I’m so predictable.) But love ya, Lynn, for knowing—and indulging—my habits! Of course as Lisa and I sip our beverages we have our calendars out to pick our date for our cool sculpt. Can’t wait to get it done! My life’s not too shabby! But enough of the body improvement plans; let’s go to The River Palm Terrace (1416 River Road, Edgewater) to see Andy, the best sushi chef ever. While at River Palm Terrace, I usually prefer to sit at the big spacious bar because Steve and Gary are so attentive to me. Yes, me. OK, you, too, Lisa! Shhhh! Did you know that RP is a who’s who kind of place? Oh, look; there’s Joel Reinfeld, Esq, whose law practice is at 210 Sylvan Avenue Suite 21, Englewood Cliffs. I heard he is one of the greats in Bergen County; wish I’d known him when I went through my “War of the Roses” with my ex. I hate to admit this, but I’m a little tired. Pause for my yawn. Wow, another great Me day. The Gold Coast has true treasures. I can’t wait until the new hotel and shopping complex is completed on Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee. You’ll have to come see it for yourself. Just don’t forget to pick up your copy of BC THE MAG along the way. You won’t want to miss Linda’s List and the great articles to get the scoop on some of the wonderful businesses featured in the mag. Buonanotte! See you next time!

Linda Barba is out and about every day of the week! Have something cool for her to check out? Just let us know! Email info@bcthemag.com with “Linda’s List” as the subject. Also, check out her daily postings at facebook.com/bcthemag March/April 2015



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Tammy Rossi and Harry Gates

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Valerie and Rob Costa

Freddy Cankurt and Aret Yesiltepe

Joe Smith, Chris DeCarlo, Bobby Ristovski, Tina Whitosky, Eddie Smith and Joe Perkins

Christine Implicito, Joe Sanzari and Dr. Dante Implicitio

The Stony Hill Inn hosted their 2nd annual Super Saturday Pre-Game Party to benefit Hackensack University Medical Center. For more information visit: www.stonyhillinn.com

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Jennifer Finley, Steve Macchione, Bill Inglima and Donna Macchione

Lori Rubino, Joe Sanzari and Regina Salemme

Debbie and Nick Cangialosi, Jo Ann and Billy Cunningham

Tracey Lane and Pat Sullivan

Bob Lax, Joe Sanzari and John Chiusolo

Miguel and Kelly Mercado, Kaye Walter and Dr. Ursula Daniels

Kristen Tiedemann and Katie Salzano

Joe Simunovich and Joe Sanzari

Annamarie and Kevin O’Connor and Vince and Christine Monte

Brandon Goldstein, Nikki Pecoraro, Sharon and Steven Goldstein

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Linda Primerano, Joanie Brower, Kyle Coleman and Linda Spinalli

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John and Suzi Kroncke and Jacki Lee and Jeff Fedor

Brian Delpone, Ralph Serpe and Kirk Chagnon

Lori Rubino, Joe Sanzari, Jimmy Kourgelis and Mark Spinelli

Flirty Signs of Spring Feminine looks to finally banish winter woes! Makeup: Cori Colonna Leontaris Hair: Alexis LaGrotteria and Dominick LaGrotteria, SalonSalon the Suite, Glen Rock Models: Alyssa, Ashley and Jacqueline Photographer: Bill Streicher All clothing and accessories available at Hartly, Westwood. Ashley: White cropped sweatshirt and denim top by Derek Lam 10 Crosby and jeans by J Brand, hat and scarf available at Hartly, Westwood. Alyssa: Grey and white striped long sleeve t-shirt and overalls by L’Agence and scarf available at Hartly, Westwood.

Alyssa: Two-toned cropped leather jacket by Iro, jeans by J Brand, cream knit top and scarf available at Hartly, Westwood.

Alyssa: Black leather fringe jacket by Iro, white tank with black trim by Helmut Lang, white jeans by J Brand and silver ring necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.

Ashley: Black and camo blazer by Veronica Beard and black Capri pants by Vince available at Hartly, Westwood.

Alyssa: Grey and white sweater and cotton dress by Fabiana Filippi, and spike and pearl necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.

The Face of BC We are proud to announce Jacqueline Steimle as the winner of the Face of BC contest. Here she models some of our new Spring looks. Congratulations, Jacqueline! Jacqueline: Orange leather jacket by Iro, cream harem pants by Vince, and top and necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.

Ashley: Black silk tank and black, grey and white pants by Helmut Lang, and silver metallic bag by Lauren Merkin available at Hartly, Westwood.

Jacqueline: Blue and black jumpsuit by Diane Von Furstenberg and leather bracelet available at Hartly, Westwood.

Ashley: Black and white dress by ALC, leopard clutch and necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.

Alyssa: Multi-color zigzag dress by Missoni, tote by Frank Lyman Design and necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.

Alyssa: Black gauchos by Veronica Beard, white tank top with black trim and necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.

Jacqueline: Leather trim dress by Sachin & Babi and black bag by Lauren Merkin available at Hartly, Westwood.

Alyssa: White, blue and black tank and pants by Derek Lam 10 Crosby available at Hartly, Westwood.

Jacqueline: Periwinkle tank and periwinkle, black and white skirt by Milly, flower clutch by Ashlyn ‘D and necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.

Jacqueline: White and black jumpsuit and necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.

Ashley: Black and white mesh coat and black knit dress and necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.

Ashley: Black top and multi-color flare skirt by Milly available at Hartly, Westwood.

Jacqueline: Cream and black pleated dress and cream bead necklace available at Hartly, Westwood.


The Colleen Giblin Foundation held their annual “Hope for Children� tricky tray at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton. For more information visit: www.colleengiblinfound.org

Don, Ken, Danny, Meg and Kevin Minassian

Lisa Lawton and Lynne Masse

Lucrezia Rack and Anne Molloy

Anne Otiepka and Gloria Wacha

Donna Cuglietto and Michelle Oates

Shane Svorec and Marie Ann Hollar

Susan Block, Meg Minassian and Barbara Maniscalco

Marcye White, Myles Schwartz and Joanne Rossi

Christine DeBonte and Maria Macaluso

Lexi Osetto and Donna Plum

Jenna Pradhuman and Emily Newman

Joanne and Julie Reimer

Anne Smith and Virginia Palma

Debbie Minassian, Danny Minassian and Adriana Minassian

Anthony, Debra and Andrew Lynch

Janna Huchet, Lorraine Scannell and Melinda Hunt

Jessica DeFelice and Mony Saume


Dancing Through


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The Savvy

Seller’s Guide to Showcasing



f you’re considering listing your home for sale this spring, now is the time to begin preparing it for showings. The task can seem daunting, but rest assured that getting started is the hardest part. Setting and prioritizing attainable goals are key elements to success. Here are tips on how to tackle them for maximum results! Send an Invitation. An attractive front entrance is an invitation to buyers to see the interior of your house. The front door is the focal point and should be freshly painted or polished. Update the look of your front entrance by replacing small porch lights with larger fixtures. Add a plush doormat and new house numbers. A pair


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of urns with seasonal flowers or greens should flank the door. Avoid wreaths and theme flags, which can be distracting. Closet Management. Every buyer wants more closet space. Begin with your coat closet. Hanging only as many coats as can comfortably fit will give the closet a larger look. Donate unused coats and store the remainder inside a solid color garment bag on a rack in the basement. Purchase heavy-duty plastic hangers, all in the same color. Each hanger and coat should be facing the same direction. Button the top two buttons of each coat. Box boots, hats and gloves and place them on the closet shelf. Nothing should be on the floor. Applying these same rules, move on to the master

bedroom closet, then to the remaining bedroom closets. Model Home. Buyers need to envision themselves living in a house before they can purchase it. Objects that too closely identify the house with the sellers will inhibit the development of that vision. Family photographs should be removed from tables and walls and stored out of sight. Diplomas, awards and collections, such as porcelain figurines and sports memorabilia, should also be placed out of view. A simple way to judge if an object is too closely identified with the seller is to think of your house as though it were a model home. There are no family photos, diplomas, awards or collections in model homes to

distract buyers from observing its features.

should be neatly arranged.

Free Floor. A simple trick to make a room appear more spacious is to remove all extraneous items from the floor. Backpacks, sports bags, golf clubs, handbags, plastic tubs, computer towers, plants and floral arrangements, commercial water dispensers and bottles, toys, books, musical instruments, work materials, household projects, suitcases, speakers and throw rugs must all be stowed. If you can’t find a place in your home to relocate these items, lease a unit in your local storage facility and move them into it.

Bathroom Protocol. Bathrooms are closely scrutinized by the home shopper as they evaluate whether they are in need of expensive updating. The most important thing you can do to give your bathroom a sleek appearance is to remove all toiletries, make-up, shower caps, razors and wash cloths from the shower, tub and counters. Keep other decorative countertop items to a minimum. Towels should be matching and folded as they would be in a fine hotel. Don’t hang clothing and towels on the back of the bathroom door. Toilet brushes and plungers must be hidden. Replace or remove tired throw rugs.

Kitchens Rule. Whether your kitchen is new and gourmet or old and in need of renovation, the same concepts apply. Cleanliness is paramount, especially when it comes to the cook-top, oven interiors and sinks. Countertops should gleam and only a few of your most attractive items should remain visible. Counter clutter suggests inadequate counter or cabinet space. Prospective buyers will open your cabinets and pantry, so stored items

Garage Appeal. Garage cabinetry is so popular today because people love an orderly garage. Make the investment in a lower priced model. It will make the same impression as the higher priced version. Place all tools, garden supplies and sporting goods in the cabinets. Windows should be washed and bug-free. The floor should be swept and hosed down. Paint the walls a

light neutral color. Be sure the entry door and sill from the garage to the house are freshly painted and in tip-top condition. Hang bicycles on racks. New matching garbage cans provide the finishing touch. Give yourself plenty of time to complete these projects and they will not seem so overwhelming. Finish what you can and don’t worry too much about what you can’t accomplish. Any task completed is an improvement. Don’t give up! Keep yourself motivated with the knowledge that the better your home shows, the higher the price it will command. You will be certain all of the hard work was well worth the effort when you pick up your super-sized check at closing. Cynthia King Harkins is a broker-associate in the Franklin Lakes office of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. She is the author of the real estate guidebook The Savvy Seller: Preparing Your Home for Showings (www.thesavvyseller.net), which is available for purchase at www.blurb.com

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Quality Auto Mall held their annual holiday party and dinner at The Venetian in Garfield. For more information visit: www.qualityautomall.com

The Barraque Family

Jahn and Daniel Maka

Lorraine Swinarton and Nick Laganella

Sam Wright and Jorge Barraque

Fern and Joe Pateiro

Jorge and Cathy Barraque

Laura and Dave Bryson

Lauren and Jordan Wright

Charlette and Jimmy Finch

Michele Oliver and Daaimah Teal

Tim and Deb Berryman and Heather and Greg Thompson

Sam Wright, Brenda and William McKoy

Janice Caracozza and Bart Natoli

Scott and Renee Axtell

Santa Ramcharan and Sharon Soekhram

Elaine and Sam Wright

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The Hovnanian School held its annual art exhibition and fundraiser featuring local and international Armenian artists. For more information visit: www.hovnanianschool.org


Sean Fales, Rudik Petrosyan, Sandy Fales

Avak Uzatmaciyan and Greg Toufayan

Eileen Karakashian and Doreen Altun

Back Row: Araxi Papazian, Claudia Ezgilioglu, Sarine Adishian, Mari Keshishian, Kelly Topsacalian, Ardem Aslanian, Ara Zadourian Meline Toufayan. Front Row: Karen Nargizian, Maggie Hajjar, Kristine Casali, Eileen Karakashian and Steven Nargizian

Deanna Danielian, Shushanik Hakobyan, Vanya Vucetic and Karen Hakobyan

Cynthia Aslanian and Nadine Ariyan

Avedis Baronian, Talar Baronian, Varak Baronian and Hilda Baronian

Chris Dabagian and Alicia Chimento

Anita Temiz and Arlene Ozdemir

Araxi Papazian, Meline Toufayan, Karen Nargizian and Mari Keshishian

Erica Garipian, Linda Helvacian, Nyree Uzatmaciyan, Daniella Baydar and Christina Garipian

Vicken Arslanian, Dr. Greg Simonian, Nazar Altun and Ara Zadourian

Silva Mesrobian, Azad Kalajian, Teni Apelian and Hera Varjabedyan

Artemis Arslanian, Rosette Arslanian and Vicken Arslanian

Gevork Atakhanian, Tenya Atakhanian, Arthur Givelekian, Annette Givelekian, Raffi Keshishian, Mari Keshishian, Arpi Gettings and Jim Gettings

Drs. Carla and Greg Simonian


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Nancy Schuring, Patty Steele, Tiffany Reamer and Kristin Chase

Joan Lasser, Nicole DiStefano and Cecilia Altonaga

Debora Swinney, Nancy Schuring and Patty Lloyd

Anita Jones and Pam Demmy

Debora Swinney, Jessica and Santa Clause and Nancy Schuring

Devon Fine Jewelry held their annual “Ladies Night Out� designer showcase and wine tasting evening. For more information visit: www.devonfinejewelry.com

Tammy Whelan and Christine Reidinger

Patti Vernon and Sharon Guzowski

Mrs. Jessica and Santa Clause

Mary Kelly, Connie Hagy and Patricia Reineke

Father Jim Weiner and Marianne Vanderwall

Daidra Carsman and Mary Belthoff

Joyce Miketzuk and Danuta Kuc

Diana and Doug Cosgrove and Michaelene Mason

Patty Sullivan and Lauren Setteducato

Nicole DiStefano and Lisa Cann

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Holy Name Medical Center held a Women’s Symposium and Brunch at the Teaneck Jewish Center. For more information visit: www.holyname.org


Susan Rabkin, Rose Siegler, Lynn Wisnia, Laurie Wisnia and Eva Lynn Gans

Beth Neugarten and Rose Siegler

Shira and Danita Weiner

Caitlin Mahoney and Linda Lohsen

Fariba Hedvat and Leslie Server

Adam Jarrett, Dr. Sharon Lewin and Dr. Joshua Gross

Debbie Ross, Dr. Sharyn Lewin, Dr. Joshua Gross and Phyllis Eisenman

Nina Glaser, Mindy Angstreich and Alyson Angstreich

Ed Ruzinsky and Ellen Ruzinsky

Ed Ruzinsky and Dr. Michael Abrahams

Stacey Gordon and Nancy Gordon

Beth and Michael Chananie and Alyson Angstreich

Rhonda Gold and Suzanne White

Itiya Wolman and Rachel Yolkut

Judy Orenstein and Ellen Lubiner

Adina Fleischmann and Arline Schwechter

Debbie Ross and Ellen Gertler

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Elbiz Baghdikian, Hourig Karalian, Shoghig Chalian Tarpinian and Zivart Balikjian

MaryAnne Bonjuklian and Ica Kouyoumdjian

Dr. Carla Simonian and Hasmik Simonian

Linda Amerkanian, Aline Kassabian and Karen Nargizian

Gayane Garnighian and Eileen Karakashian

Rose Torigian and Maria Stepanian

Arpi Mekhjian and Nazig Nardone

Armine Pechdimaldji, Eliz Tossounian and Arda Kiljian

The Friends of the Armenian Home held their annual Christmas Luncheon at the Rockleigh Country Club.

Sarah Partin and Kim Kachikian

Armine Pechdimaldji and Sybil Postian

Nancy Muserlian and Terri Nargizian

Amber Mimar, Silva Zadourian and Vergine Karashian

Sylva Torosian and Nadya Garpyian

Nyire Melconian and Cynthia Aslanian

Florence Zakian, Bertha Vaniskhian and Linda Amerkanian

Margaret Rassam and Seta Zadourian

Artemis Mazarian and Rose Zenian Cravotta

Soci Kayserian, Sybil Postian and Anahid Hagopian

Finding Balance at

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The Point 222 Beaverwood Rd Saranac Lake, NY 12983 (518) 891-5674 www.thepointsaranac.com

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BC Eats In collaboration with local foodie website Boozy Burbs, BC Eats will spotlight all that’s new and exciting on the local restaurant scene.

Finca 20 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood 201-444-1199 // fincanj.com

Finca, the restaurant promoting that it is the “estate of small plates” in the former Stable restaurant location, has opened its doors in Ridgewood. Similar in concept to its sister restaurant, Cravings, Finca is a tapas restaurant, serving a selection of small plates. While the menu at Cravings is influenced by Spanish and European fusion, Finca’s offerings span more of the globe to include Asian and American cuisines. Executive Chef Martin Rangel is the culinary mind behind Finca. With more than 18 years of experience in the industry, Rangel started at Danube in New York City and then refined his talents at eateries such as Le Bernardin and Eleven Madison Park. Finca owner Marcelo Czernizer brought in Rangel and Finca’s unique menu was born. The menu is broken down into nine categories: zesty, spreads, vegan, Asian fusion, sea, land, garden, charcuterie and empanadas. Not in the mood for traditional tapas? That’s fine; it’s worth trying the ricotta gnocchi with lamb ragu. Italian not your cup of tea, either? A beautiful seaweed salad or crabmeat stuffed avocado might just do the trick. According to the website, all menu items are subject to change. Finca is currently open for dinner only and reservations can be made by phone.


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California Tortilla 20 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale 201-391-1212 // californiatortilla.com

Cal-Mex chain California Tortilla, has opened its first Bergen County location in Montvale, with another planned for River Edge. The store, run by Wyckoff resident Lauren Sanford and her parents, is hoping to appeal to local taste buds with the chain’s menu of made-to-order burritos, quesadillas and salads. Stuff your burrito or burrito bowl with mesquite or blackened chicken, traditional taco beef, grilled steak, carnitas or blackened fish. Two vegetarian options, farm fresh veggies or fajita veggies, are also available for order. Then, add a sauce, from just sour cream to Caribbean mango or Korean BBQ. Not into making your own? There are plenty of chef-inspired creations ready for you to order, such as the Crunchy BBQ Ranch with mesquite chicken, BBQ sauce, ranch dressing, rice, black beans and tortilla strips. Or the No-Meato, which is pretty self-explanatory. California Tortilla features an open kitchen with produce and meats sourced locally in New Jersey. Including all sauces and guacamole, everything is homemade and fresh, according to Sanford, who notes there are no freezers. A special area in the eatery called the “Wall of Flame” houses 75 bottles of hot sauce brands from around the country; choose wisely.

Orama 595 River Road, Edgewater 201-945-2020 // orama.com

Details are still slim on the long-term menu specifics, but this much is confirmed: Orama, the globally inspired restaurant from Chef John Piliouras (of Nisi in Englewood) is open and serving dinner. The two-story building was beautifully constructed with bars on both floors, a chef’s table, private VIP dining room and gorgeous riverfront views. It also boasts an outdoor patio, which will host a rotis-

serie and should really impress when the weather warms up. Orama collaborated with Alex J. Morales, an extremely talented muralist and artist from Uruguay, to create stunning interior and exterior pieces of art, which only add to Orama’s beautiful architecture. It appears that the menu will vary by floor. If you dine on the first floor, tapas, a raw bar, flat breads and cured meats take the center stage. On the second floor, a full dinner menu comprised of, but not limited to, Greek-inspired dishes offers everything from lobster Maxime to an Australian Wagyu sirloin. You can expect the menu to change and evolve quickly, throwing in many seasonal items. The team at Orama is also taking private event bookings for both the VIP room and Chef’s tasting table. Currently open for dinner only, reservations can be made by phone or on Open Table. Continued on pg. 118

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Royce’ Chocolate 595 River Road, Mitsuwa Marketplace, Edgewater 201-945-5200 // royceconfectusa.com

For those of us who can never get enough chocolate, Japanese chocolatier Royce’ Chocolates has opened its first U.S. boutique outside of Manhattan. They’ve chosen Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater as the location, which had hosted a popup for the brand during the holiday season. “Our partnership with Mitsuwa is an incredibly happy moment for both Royce’ as a company and our fans who have been hungry for locations outside of Manhattan,” says Royce’s Managing Director Ken Romaniszyn. “Chocolate lovers will be able to sample and purchase the entire Royce’ Confect line of Namas, potato chip chocolates, truffles, almonds and so much more.” Chocolates include Nama Chocolates—similar to ganache—potato chip chocolates, and Royce’s specialty: Maccha, or green tea, flavored chocolates. The brand is inspired by Belgian chocolatiers, with all product sourced from Japan to maintain their authenticity.

Emma 34 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood 201-227-6103 // emma34.com

Emma, the new restaurant from partner Miguel Aguirre (Emma is his mother) and Chef James Muir, has opened in Englewood. The restaurant, which shares some of its DNA with Jersey City’s Orale Mexican Kitchen, where Muir is also the chef, is envisioned as “comfort American food” with “Latin flavors”. The menu at Emma, which is “90% American”, takes cues from Chef Muir and Miguel’s comfort food roots and uses both “creative” ingredients and techniques to create exciting flavors. Signature dishes include their Crostini Tasting, which is served with Balthazar bread and topped with items like house-cured salmon. Other menu items include grilled brisket from famed purveyors The Allen Brothers and a shrimp burger on a toasted brioche bun with pickled red onion and chipotle aioli. The 40+ seat BYO—though there is a “cocktail-driven” virgin cocktail menu—is open for dinner with lunch and outdoor dining coming soon.


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Ground Connection Coffee Shop The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack 201-342-0051

Ground Connection, a third wave coffee shop, has opened at The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack. The kiosk features small batch roasted coffee from Toby’s Estate in Brooklyn and Steven Smith Full Leaf and Herbal Teas; all syrups used are homemade and affogatos (espresso milkshakes) are made with Haagen Dazs ice cream. The cold brews are available on tap—iced coffee, iced teas—along with items like fresh lemonade. They also sell a line of sandwiches, salads, flat bread pizzas and baked goods. Ground Connection is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00am until 9:30pm and Saturdays from 8:00am until 9:00pm.

Boozy Burbs is a website dedicated to food and drink in the Greater Bergen County area. Coverage includes restaurant openings & closings, eating & drinking events and everything else related to the local foodie scene. www.boozyburbs.com

Lunch Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner Mon - Thurs: 4:30pm - 10:00pm Fri - Sat: 4:30pm - 11:00pm Sun: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Tel: 201.847.9900 Fax: 201.847.9600 www.aoyamanj.com BYOB

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Restaurant Guide If you’re hungry or planning a special night out, this is the place to find the answer to that appetite. From steak, chops and seafood to almost any ethnic fare, it’s all here. American (Contemporary & Traditional) The Brick House 179 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, 201-848-1211

Esposito’s Park Café 790 Anderson Ave., Cliffside Park, 201-313-2441

Café 37 37 Broad St., Ridgewood, 201-857-0437

Esty Street 86 Spring Valley Rd., Park Ridge, 201-307-1515

Café Amici of Wyckoff 315 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201-848-0198

Farmhouse Café & Eatery 15 E. Madison Ave., Cresskill, 201-266-8931

Café Angelique 1 Piermont Road, Tenafly, 201-541-1010

Fire and Oak 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, 201-307-1100

Café Matisse 167 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201-935-2995 Chakra 144 West State Route 4, Paramus, 201-566-1530

Giovanni’s Deli 22-08 Morlot Ave., Fair Lawn, 201-791-1911

Coach House Restaurant 55 Route 4- Hackensack, 201-488-4999

Grand Cru 36 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, 201-568-3939

The Cornerstone 84 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201-666-8688

Griffin’s 44 E. Madison Ave., Cresskill, 201-541-7575

Blind Boar Barbeque 595 Broadway, Norwood, 201-784-6900

Crow’s Nest 309 Vincent Ave., Hackensack, 201-342-5445

Grosso’s La Strada 231 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, 201-670-9233

Bonefish Grill 601 From Rd., Paramus, 201-261-2355

Cubby’s BBQ Restaurant 249 S. River St. Hackensack- 201-488-9389

Harvest Bistro 252 Schraalenburgh Rd., Closter, 201-750-9966

Boom Burger 375 W. Passaic St., Rochelle Park, 201-843-2666

Davey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 5 Park St., Montvale, 201-391-9356

The Bouwerie 83 Dewolf Road, Old Tappan, 201-564-7939

East Coast Burger 75 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201-857-0227

Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar 2 Main St., Edgewater, 201-943-1900 Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern 1 East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, 201-445-4115

Brady’s at the Station 5 W. Main St., Ramsey, 201-327-9748

Emerson Hotel Restaurant 31 Emerson Plaza, Emerson, 201-262-7557

The Abbey Ramsey Golf and Country Club 105 Lakeside Drive, Ramsey, 201-818-9298 Allendale Bar & Grill 67 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale, 201-327-3197 Allendale Eats 101 W. Allendale Ave., Allendale, 201-825-0110 Bacari Grill 800 Ridgewood Rd., Washington Township, 201-358-6330 The Barn 359 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, 201-848-0108 Bicycle Club 487 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, 201-894-0880 Biddy O’Malley’s Irish Bistro and Bar 191 Paris Ave., Northvale, 201-564-7893

Glen Rock Inn 222 Rock Rd., Glen Rock, 201-445-2362

Houston’s The Shops at Riverside, Rt. 4W, Hackensack, 201-488-5667

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Restaurant Guide Iron Horse 20 Washington Ave., Westwood, 201-666-9682 Ivy Inn 268 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, 201-393-7699 Jackson Hole 362 Grand Ave., Englewood, 201-871-7444 Just Janice 23 Sheridan Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201-445-2666 Jersey Boys Grill 704 River Road, New Milford, 201-262-5600 Joe’s American Bar & Grill Garden State Plaza (Rtes. 17 & 4), Paramus, 201-843-8858 The Kitchen 21 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, 201-568-4570 The Kosher Nosh Deli 894 Prospect St., Glen Rock, 201-445-1186 Lakeside Grille & Bar 105 Lakeside Dr., Ramsey, 201-327-0009 Local Seasonal Kitchen 41 W. Main St., Ramsey, 201-962-9400

Palmer’s Crossing 145 Dean Dr. (Clinton Ave.), Clinton Inn Hotel, Tenafly, 201-567-4800 Park Bistro 700 Palisadium Drive, Cliffside Park, 201-366-4047 Park Wood Delicatessen 342 Erie Ave., Midland Park, 201-689-08550 Pearl Restaurant 17 S. Broad St., Ridgewood, 201-857-5100 Peppercorns 176 Colony Ave., Park Ridge, 201-391-2818 Pizzaiolo By Brothers 85 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, 201- 444- 4944 P.J. Finnegan’s 274 Fairview Ave., Westwood, 201-664-7576 The Plum and The Pear 393 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201-485-8793 Railroad Café 170 Union Ave., East Rutherford,201-939-0644 Raymond’s 101 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-445-5125

Mahwah Bar & Grill 2 Island Rd., Mahwah, 201-529-8056 Mason Jar 219 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, 201-529-2302 MK Valencia 228 Main St., Ridgefield Park, 201-373-0228 Nellie’s Place 9 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, 201-652-8626 Noah’s Ark (Kosher) 493 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, 201-692-1200 Oceanos 2-27 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, 201-796-0546

Regina’s Steakhouse and Grill 827 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, 201-862-1996 Restaurant L 9 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, 201-785-1112 Rolling Pin Café 341 Broadway, Westwood, 201-666-4660 Rosario’s Trattoria 29 Central Ave., Midland Park, 201-445-3335 Rotunda Garden State Plaza (Rtes. 17 & 4), Paramus, 201-843-7693

Ruby Tuesday Route 4 & 17, Paramus, 201-909-0886 Rutherford Pancake House 40 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201-340-4171 Sal’s Good Eats 80 Green St., Teterboro, 201-375-4949 Session Bistro 245 Maywood Ave., Maywood, 201-880-7810 Shelly’s Vegetarian Café and Caterers 482 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, 201-692-0001 Smith Brothers 51 N. Broad St., Ridgewood, 201-444-8111 St. Eve’s Restaurant (BYOB) 611 N. Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201-857-4717 Stony Hill Inn 231 Polify Rd. (Rt. 80), Hackensack, 201-342-4085 Tommy Fox’s Public House 32 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, 201-384-0900 Twisted Elm 435 River Dr., Elmwood Park, 201-791-3705 Vale Bar & Grill 625 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, 201-391-3195 Veggie Heaven 473 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, 201-836-0887 Victoria’s 336 Queen Anne Rd., Teaeck, 201-801-0888 Village Green 36 Prospect St., Ridgewood, 201-445-2914 Waterside 7800 B River Rd., North Bergen, 201-861-7767

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Easter Sunday

À la carte dinner menu from 1pm to 7pm

Call to make your reservations at 201.692.7700

St. Patrick’s Day Call for details

Mother’s Day

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Rest. Guide

The Best New York Steakhouse is in New Jersey

Don Chun Hong 144 Main St., Fort Lee, 201-592-0450

Look See 259 N. Franklin Tpke. (Rt. 17S), Ramsey, 201-327-1515

St. Patty’s Day

Mr. Wok & Sushi 1 Highwood Ave., Tenafly, 201-569-3969 Petite Soo Chow 607 Gorge Road, Cliffside Park 201-313-1666 P.F. Chang’s The Shops at Riverside, Rt. 4W, Hackensack, 201-646-1565


Continental Cuisine

Al Di La 1 Hoboken Rd., East Rutherford, 201-939-1128

Easter Mahwah


Golden Dynasty 825 Franklin Lakes Rd., Franklin Lakes, 201-891-7866 295 Kinderkamack Rd., Hillsdale, 201-358-8685 Golden Pond 147 N. Kinderkamack Rd., Montvale, 201-930-8811

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Fair Lawn


Fountainview Restaurant Sheraton Crossroads, 1 International Blvd. (Rt. 17N), Mahwah, 201-529-1313 Rudy’s 107 Anderson Ave., Hackensack, 201-489-4831



The Elm Street Grill 20A Elm St., Oakland, 201-651-0005

Continental/ French

Café Panache (BYOB) 130 E. Main St. (Lake St.), Ramsey, 201-934-0030 Latour 6 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-445-5056 Le Jardin 1257 River Rd., Edgewater, 201-224-9898 Madeleine’s Petite Paris 416 Tappan Rd., Northvale, 201-767-0063 Saddle River Inn 2 Barnstable Ct., Saddle River, 201-825-4016

Continental/ Italian

Andrea’s (BYOB) 26 E. Prospect St., Waldwick, 201-670-0275/201-670-7958 Davia 6-09 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn, 201-797-6767 Sage 17-15 Broadway, Fair Lawn, 201-797-0500 Savini 168 West Crescent Ave., Allendale, 201-760-3700 Villa Amalfi 793 Palisades Ave. (Marion Ave.), Cliffside Park, 201-886-8626


Mambo Tea House 98 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201-933-1262 Rebecca’s Restaurant 236 Old River Rd., Edgewater, 201-943-8808

Eclectic Contemporary

Bibi’z Restaurant and Lounge 284 Center Ave., Westwood, 201-722-8600 Baumgart’s Café 59 The Promenade, Edgewater, 201-313-3889 45 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, 201-569-6267 158 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201-612-5688


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Rest. Guide Café Matisse (BYO) 167 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201-935-2995 The Dog and Cask 55 Route 17 South, Rochelle Park, 201-845-5101 GW Grill 2139 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, 201-947-2440

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Natalie’s 16-18 South Broad St., Ridgewood,201-444-7887 Park & Orchard 240 Hackensack St. (Union Ave.), East Rutherford, 201-939-9292 Port of Call (POC) 450 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, 201-488-0888 The Rail Yard Tavern 14-26 Plaza Rd., Fairlawn, 201-773-3372 200 Tice ( Inside The Woodcliff Lake Hilton) 200 Tice Blvd., Woodcliff Lake, 201- 391-3600 201 Supper Club 90 W. Palisade Ave., Englewood, 201-541-0101


The Melting Pot 250 Center Ave., Westwood, 201-664-8877

French Latour 6 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-445-5056

German Kirker’s Inn 237 Diamond Bridge Ave., Hawthorne, 973-427-7700


After Athens 17 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201-729-1980 Axia Taverna 18 Piermont Rd., Tenafly, 201-569-5999 Daily Treat 177 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-652-9113

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It’s Greek to Me 352 Anderson Ave., Cliffside Park, 201-945-5447 36 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, 201-568-0440 1611 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee, 201-947-2050 21 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-612-2600 487 Broadway, Westwood, 201-722-3511 2020 Central Road, Fort Lee, 201-947-2055 Taverna Mykonos 238 Broadway, Elmwood Park, 201-703-9200 Varka 30 North Spruce St., Ramsey, 201-995-9333


BHOJ 430 Market St., Elmwood Park, 201-797-6800 Brick Lane Curry House 34 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201-670-7311 Mantra 275 Route 4 West, Paramus, 201-342-8868 Mela Authentic Indian Cuisine 47 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-445-6060

Irish Poitin Still 774 Main St., Hackensack, (201)- 487-0660


Aldo & Gianni 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, 201-391-6866

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Arturo’s 41 Central Ave., Midland Park, 201-444-2466 Baci Italian Grill 36 Jefferson Ave., Westwood, 201-722-1900 Barcelona’s 38 Harrison Ave., Garfield, 973-778-4930 Bazzarelli 117 Moonachie Rd., Moonachie, 201-641-4010 Bel Posto 160 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, 201-880-8750 Bella Campania 456 Broadway, Hillsdale 201-666-7700 Bella Italia (BYO) 170 Main St., Ridgefield Park, 201-440-2150 Bella Notte 14 Oak St., 29 W. Ridgewood Ave., 201-444-5520 Bellissimo 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd., Montvale, 201-746-6669 Bensi 459 Rt. 17S, Hasbrouck Heights, 201-727-9525 183 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, 201-297-7444 Bottagra Restaurant 80 Wagaraw Rd., Hawthorne, 973-423-4433 Buon Gusto 534 Durie Ave., Closter, 201-784-9036 Buongiorno’s (BYOB) 86 Washington Ave., Dumont, 201-501-8000 Café Amici 4 Sycamore Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201-389-6377 Caffe Anello 425 Broadway Ave., Westwood, 201-497-3628 Café Capri 343 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201-664-6422 Caffe Capri 119 Park Ave., East Rutherford, 201-460-1039 Café Italiano Ristorante 14 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, 201-461-5041 Café LíAmore 455 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, 201-337-5558 Café Tivoli 533 Shaler Blvd., Ridgefield, 201-941-5561 Cassie’s 18 S. Dean St., Englewood, 201-541-6760 Cenzino Ristorante 589 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland, 201-337-6693 Cliff’s Steakhouse 18 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, 201-944-0233 Dimora 100 Piermont Rd., Norwood, 201-750-5000 Dino’s 12 Tappan Rd. (Schraalenburgh Rd.), Harrington Park, 201-767-4245

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Rest. Guide Continued from pg. 124 Dolce Novita 107 Moonachie Rd. (Rtes. 3 & 46), Moonachie, 201-440-3339 Due 18 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-857-3232 Fiona’s Restaurant 118 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, 201-857-5800 Fontana Di Trevi 248 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, 201-242-9040 Fratelli’s Coal-Burning Pizza 206 Route 46, Elmwood Park, 201-797-7552 Gianna’s 843 Washington Ave., Carlstadt, 201-460-7997 Giovanna’s Cafe 19 East Main St., Ramsey, 201-825-5835 GoodFellas 661 Midland Ave., Garfield, 973-478-4000 Granita Grill 467 Broadway, Westwood, 201-664-9846 Grissini Restaurant 484 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, 201-568-3535 Guilios 154 Washington St., Tappan, NY, 845-359-3657 Il Giardino (BYO) 153 Paris Ave , Northvale 201-750-0060 Il Mulino Ristorante 132 Veterans Plaza, Dumont, 201-384-7767 Il Villaggio 651 Rt. 17N (between Rtes. 3 & 46), Carlstadt, 201-935-7733 In Napoli 116 Main St., Fort Lee, 201-947-2500 Kinchley’s Tavern 586 N. Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, 201-934-7777 La Cambusa 517 River Drive, Garfield, 973-445-7222 La Lanterna 29 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-444-5520 La Piazza 29 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201-447-5111 La Vecchia Napoli 2 Hillard Ave., Edgewater, 201-941-6799

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Locale Café 208 Piermont Rd., Closter, 201-750-3233 Luka’s (BYOB) 2310 River Road, Bogota, 201-440-2996 Lu Nello 182 Stevens Ave., Cedar Grove, 973-837-1660 Maggiano’s Little Italy The Shops at Riverside, Rt. 4W, Hackensack, 201-221-2030 Martini Grill 187 Hackensack St., Wood-Ridge, 201-939-2000 Nanni Ristorante 53 W. Passaic St. (behind Garden State Plaza), Rochelle Park, 201-843-1250 Osso Buco 343 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201-664-1600 Pasta E Pollo 13 Godwin Ave., Ridgewood, 201-445-8410 Portobello 175 Ramapo Valley Rd. (Rt. 202), Oakland, 201-337-8990


Puzo’s Family Restaurant 4 Garfield Ave., Hawthorne, 973-423-2288 Rocca 203 Rock Rd., Glen Rock, 201-670-4945

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Restaurant Guide Continued from pg. 126 Roxanne’s 150 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, 201-529-0007 Sanducci’s Trattoria (BYO) 620 Kinderkamack Rd., River Edge, 201-599-0600 Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn 105 Old New Bridge Rd., New Milford, 201-692-7700 Sergio’s Missione 2 Mercer St., Lodi, 973-778-4545 Sicilian Sun 604 N. Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201-444-3494 Solaia 22 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood, 201-871-7155 Solari’s 61 River St., Hackensack, 201-487-1969 Sorrento (BYO) 132 Park Ave. (Paterson Ave.), East Rutherford, 201-507-0093 Trovato’s Due 4 Barbara Lane, Oakland, 201-337-0813 Vicolo Ristorante 216 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, 201-497-8777

Sakura-Bana 43 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201-447-6525

Boiling Pot 124 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Fort Lee, 201-461-0444

Sushi Cruise 725 River Road, Edgewater, 201-313-3611

Legal Sea Foods Garden State Plaza, Paramus, 201 843-8483

Tani Sushi & Asian Grill 206 Rock Road, Glen Rock, 201-612-1188 44 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, 201-567-7888 Tawara 53 W. Main St., Ramsey, 201-825-8712 Umeya 156 Piermont Rd., Cresskill, 201-816-0511

Oceaniare Seafood Room 175 Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack, 201-343-8862

Wild Ginger 31 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201-857-3830

El Cid 205 Paramus Rd., Paramus, 201-843-0123 Meson Madrid 343 Bergen Blvd. (Central Blvd.), Palisades Park, 201-947-1038 Segovia 150 Moonachie Rd., Moonachie, 201-641-4266

Yamagata 1636 Palisadeís Ave., Fort Lee, 201-585-0469


Dong Bang Grill 1616 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee, 201-242-4485/4486 Picnic Garden 150 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, 201-816-9300

Woodstone Pizza Bar & Grill 352 W. Passaic St., Rochelle Park, 201-845-7600

Zen Zen 356 Bergen Blvd., Farview, 201-840-1820



The Chef’s Table 754 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes, 201-891-6644


Akai Lounge 11 N. Dean St., Englewood, 201-541-0086 Bushido Bar and Restaurant 671 Palisade Ave., Cliffside Park, 201-941-6600 Cocoro 856 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes, 201-560-1333 Daruma 45 N. Dean St., Englewood, 201-567-9600 Gen Sushi 14B Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, 201-930-9188 15 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-493-1988 Hanami (BYO) 41 Union Ave, Cresskill, 201-567-8508 301 Center Ave, Westwood, 201-666-8508 Hiro 254 Degraw Ave., Teaneck, 201-692-1002 Kiku 5-9 Rt. 9W (Palisades Pkwy.), Alpine, 201-767-6322 365 Rt. 17S, Paramus, 201-265-7200

Europe Café & Grill 1 Highwood Ave., Tenafly, 201-569-4444

Capital Grille Garden State Plaza (Rtes. 17 & 4), Paramus, 201-845-7040 Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill 203 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, 201-767-6106 2 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, 201-265-0403 95 Linwood Ave., Washington Township, 201-666-3080

ETC. Steakhouse (Kosher) 1409 Palisade Ave., Teaneck, 201-357-5677

Orama 595 River Rd., Edgewater, 201-945-2020

Flemings Steakhouse 90 The Promenade, Edgewater, 201-313-9463

Samdan 178 Piermont Road, Cresskill- 201-816-7343

JD’s Steak Pit 124 Main St., Fort Lee, 201-461-0444 Morton’s The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, 201-487-1303 The Park Steakhouse 151 Kinderkamack Rd., Park Ridge, 201-930-1300 Park West Tavern 30 Oak St., Ridgewood, 201-445-5400 The Porter House 125 Kinderkamack Rd., Montvale, 201-307-6300 River Palm Terrace 1416 River Rd. (Palisade Terrace), Edgewater, 201-224-2013 41-11 Rt. 4W (Paramus Rd.), Fair Lawn, 201-703-3500 209 Ramapo Valley Rd. (Rtes. 17S & 202), Mahwah, 201-529-1111

Zendiggi Kebab House 228 Closter Dock Road, Closter, 201-768-0644


Badlands Tacos 102 E. Main St., Ramsey, 201-818-2446 Blue Moon Mexican Café 23 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, 201-541-0600 42 Kinderkamack Rd., Woodcliff Lake, 201-782-9500 327 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201-891-1331 Cinco de Mayo 2428 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee, 201-947-4780

Las Maravillas De Tulcingo 3 84 Palisade Ave., Englewood, 201-568-1980

Matsu Sushi & Grill 140 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201-930-1896 Matsuya 490 Market St., Saddle Brook, 201-843-5811

Mexicali Live 1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, 201-833-0011

Mei Sushi Japanese Restaurant 14-20 Plaza Road, Fair Lawn- 201-398-9882

Tito’s Burritos 166 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-857-4619

Minado 1 Valley Rd., Little Ferry, 201-931-1522


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Steak Houses

Novo 37 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201-444-4910

Masa Sushi & Grill 81 W. Allendale Ave., Allendale, 201-934-6616



CK’s Steak House 801 Rutherford Ave., (Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel), Rutherford, 201-231-3141

Fiesta Hut 227 Park Ave., East Rutherford, 201-939-4338

Sarku Japan Bergen Town Center, Rt. 4W (Forest Ave.), Paramus, 201-880-6551

Seafood Gourmet 103 W. Pleasant Ave., Maywood, 201-843-8558

Mediterraneo 23 N. Broad St., Ridgewood, 201-447-0022

Kumo 55 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201-652-0088

Mount Fuji Japanese Steak House 193 Route 17, Hasbrouck Heights, 201-288-2800

The Crab House 541 River Rd., Edgewater, 201-840-9311

Rosa Mexicano The Shops at Riverside, Rt. 4W, Hackensack, 201-489-9100

Royal Warsaw Restaurant 871 River Drive, Elmwood Park, 201-794-9277

Seafood Biggie’s Clam Bar 430 Route 17 South- Carlstadt, 201-933-4000 1315 Rt. 17 South, Ramsey, 201-962-9099

Roots Steakhouse 17 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201-444-1922 Sear House 411 Piermont Ave., Closter, 201-292-4612 Steve’s Sizzling Steaks 620 Rt. 17S, Carlstadt, 201-438-9677


Aoyama 319 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff (In Boulder Run Shopping Center), 201-847-9900 Bangkok Garden 261 Main Street, Hackensack, 201-487-2620 Penang 334 Main Street, Lodi, 973-779-1128 Pimaan 79 Kinderkamack Road, Emerson, 201-967-0440


Reinvent, Recreate

and Reappear




Some days may seem like a scavenger hunt to find your keys or that lost scarf. If you look hard, you might discover treasures you didn’t even realize you had; that sentimental something you put in a safe place will reappear, reminding you of someone you haven’t seen or heard from in quite a while. Not everything is hidden under a rock. Sometimes the answers are right in front you. Take time to unwind and relax with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. No need to overdo; leave some things to do for tomorrow.

Today has a memory in it for you! Take the time to see it and enjoy it. Recreating a special event for that special person might just be what the doctor ordered to add a little spark to a relationship. Work can be overwhelming, but make sure you include some “me” time in your day to help balance the stress. A bubble bath at the end of the day may be your answer. Keep in touch with family, but try not to get tangled up in confrontations that don’t include you. A smile opens many doors.

You have so much to give. Take time to share your heart today! Share your joy, your words, your stories, your laughter and your hope. Make memories, enjoy traditions or create new ones. While today may not go as perfectly as you may have hoped, enjoy it anyway. Thinking about turning a hobby into a business? Go for it, as you have the creative knack and ability to make it work. Just be careful with your money. Avoid spending on frivolous things and be sure to save for a rainy day.




Enjoy today! Don’t overthink tomorrow or the day after that. Time will take care of today’s issues. Make the decision to have a wonderful day with someone special. Try something new with your hair—maybe a different color or style choice—to help give you a physical and mental update. Improved communications at work may find you landing a better position and possibly a raise. A call from an old friend reappearing out of the blue will bring happiness to you both.

You seem to have more obstacles than usual. Hang in there and be grateful for the family and friends who reach out when you need a helping hand or are there to make you laugh when you are having a bad day. The good news is that just as quickly as the obstacles appeared, everything will seem to start running smoothly. If you have been thinking of getting a pet, now might be the time to venture into this commitment. Relationships prove smooth sailing and your social calendar will keep you happily engaged.

Offer someone a kind gesture to re-ignite that good karma spirit. Keep in mind that whatever you do today will make it a great day. You will truly feel happiness when you pass it on to others. So treat someone to a lunch or pay a visit to someone you have been too busy to see. You seem to get more from the giving than the receiving. A quick getaway opportunity will appear from nowhere; pack that bag and go because fun and laughter are on the itinerary. If you’re considering changing something in your home, now is a good time to go for a new look.




You may find yourself having the urge to stay at home, maybe even invite family or friends over for dinner and game night. After finally having been able to stash away some cash, you might start wanting to plan that special vacation you have been putting off. Whether it’s a tropical escape or European adventure, this reward is one you deserve and will love. Work has its ups and downs; ride them through, as it will be to your advantage in the end.

Car issues? Try to resist the impulse to buy a new car. Whatever you decide to do, first make very sure to do your homework so you don’t regret your choice. You seem to be living in your own world these days; it’s time to let others in. Whether it’s a new romance or a new friendship that is waiting for you, enjoy it. You’ve been suffering from a bit of cabin fever so planning some outdoor activities will do you good and bring you happiness. Try taking a mini walk. Remember, fresh air, fresh mind!

Put on a happy face. Lots of changes are waiting for you. Keep an open mind when it comes to relationships, whether you are recreating an old one or searching for a new one. Romance is in your favor. Keep your nose to the grindstone at work and stay away from gossip. Family gatherings may be challenging, but remember to bring that happy face and throw in a smile. You are struggling with the nonsense of others, but keep in mind it may also have something to do with your own mood. Keep your eyes and heart open.




Looking at things from another angle may help you to see things with a new perspective. Be careful not to pass judgment until you know the whole story. Take the time to volunteer for a cause that is dear to your heart, as it will prove very rewarding. Good things come to those who give of themselves and the bonus may be the connection you make with another volunteer. Or since money concerns are on your mind these days, you might also consider taking on a small part-time job.

Have you been thinking about a big purchase lately? Take the plunge, start seriously looking and you might find that home or car of your dreams and, better yet, at the right price. Timing is everything. Reinvent or recreate some of your old thoughts. You will amaze yourself with your capabilities, especially in the work place. So, when the boss asks you to step out of your comfort zone, don’t hesitate. Want to take on an extra project? Go for it! You are coming into your own. You’ve got this! Time to take chances and start living your dreams.

Time to clean out your closets. (I don’t necessarily mean that literally.) You might want to reconsider some of the things and people to which you’ve been clinging. Maybe try reappearing at some of your old stomping grounds, meeting up with old friends or even a cousin with whom you’ve been out of touch. You need to add new things in your life to make way for new possibilities. Behind every door are new opportunities. Open all the doors and give others a chance to make amends to you or for you to make amends to others. It’s all about choices, changes and hope.

Judith Turner, psychic, can be reached at her office in Edgewater at (201) 224-6629. March/April 2015


Last Laugh

Let’s Get the Heck Out of Here!


veryone will tell you that January and February are the best times to travel from chilly Bergen County to pretty much any place in the Caribbean. Well, guess what? They would be wrong. Does the thought of ditching the dirty black roadside snow for white sandy beaches appeal to you? Of course it does. I don’t blame you! The problem: It appeals to everyone else, too. Bergen County is a beautiful place, and by May, there really is no reason you should be taking a plane anywhere—unless you fly private from here to your shore house, in which case, I salute you! Yet March and April offer plenty of time to get away when less people are following suit. Yes, if you go to a spring break spot in March, you’re bound to run into a few too many college kids playing a little too much drunk Marco Polo (secret, it’s very similar to sober Marco Polo). However, if you choose the right resort, you’re bound to have pretty much the whole beach to yourself, or you and your family, if you absolutely have to take them. This past holiday season I was fortunate enough to beat the Christmas rush by traveling the week before Christmas to the Dominican Republic. What a beautiful place! Lucky for me, it was nowhere near capacity at that time, and that allowed my girlfriend and me to strike up a relationship with a very important man at the resort: the drink server. Now, you may laugh, but I’m being sincere. Without him, my vacation would’ve suffered. He was just getting into the holiday spirit. He was excited that a week from then a


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bunch of suckers and their families were going to come down, spend way too much, and fill the beach chairs, and more importantly, his pockets with beautiful cotton cloth green tips with the happy faces of some of our nation’s most beloved founding fathers. While we became closer, partly because he made a mean piña colada, he let us in on a little secret. He made sure no one around could hear, and then he whispered, “Come in March; that’s absolutely the best time.” We were a bit surprised, but it did really make sense, assuming you travel to an island, city or resort that college spring breakers don’t. That would be my cardinal rule, unless you’re into that kind of thing. I’ve heard and seen many examples of us more mature partiers trying to hang with the college hordes. Believe me, no

matter how well you think you can hold up in comparison to them, you can’t. For your own sake, please, I beg you, stop trying. So, as the snow begins to thaw, but everything is still kind of dead and not that warm, make your quick escape. Consider it your appetizer to summer’s main course: warm beaches, great cocktails, nice tans and beautiful tans. Remember those? I think it’s about time you make that quick escape. Brandon Goldstein is associate publisher of Talk of the Town magazine and BC THE MAG Health, Beauty & Fitness.

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