Bergen Magazine November 2021

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NOVEMBER 2021 | $3.95 | BERGENMAG.COM | VOLUME 20 ISSUE 11

VOLUME 20 ISSUE 11 | NOVEMBER 2021

HEALTH & LIFE | FOOD & FASHION | HOME & HAPPENINGS

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LET’S EAT

STAY IN, DINE OUT SATISFY ALL YOUR CRAVINGS

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It treats the soul.

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Everything medicine can do. A few things medicine can’t.

Can a well-timed smile be just as important as new cancer technology? Can the love and support of a new circle of friends be as vital as innovative treatments? Valley thinks so.

That’s why for breast cancer patients, both the body and the soul get the attention they need. Call 201-634-5557 to make an appointment or visit ValleyHealth.com/BreastCancer

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The most innovative breast cancer care not only heals the body.

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When the markets turn as volatile and confusing as they have over the last several years, even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment plan they’ve been following.

We’d like to help – starting with a cup of coffee and a second opinion. By appointment, you’re welcome to come in and sit with us for a while. We’ll have a conversation and talk about your financial goals — what you’d like your investment portfolio to do for you. Then, we’ll review the portfolio and discuss our thoughts with you. If we think your investments are well-suited to your long-term goals, we’ll gladly tell you so. If, on the other hand, we believe some of your investments may no longer fit with your goals, we’ll explain why, using plain English. We will also recommend some alternative strategies for your consideration.

Either way, the coffee is on us! For a free consultation, please contact my office at 201-505-0472 and let us know if you like milk or cream. Or, if you prefer, we will bring the coffee to you. ERIC L. KOHLMEIER Senior Financial Advisor Managing Director – Investments 100 Park Avenue, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 Phone: 201-505-0472 Toll-Free: 888-213-1460 Fax: 908-598-3956 www.erickohlmeier.wfadv.com

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We are pleased to congratulate

Eric Kohlmeier Senior Financial Advisor

for being named to the 2021 Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking. At Wells Fargo Advisors, we recognize the importance of excellent service and trusted investment advice. Contact us to learn more about our focus on helping clients achieve their financial goals.

Eric Kohlmeier

Senior Financial Advisor Managing Director - Investments 100 Park Ave. Park Ridge, NJ 07656 Office: 201-505-0472 Toll Free: 888-213-1460 eric.kohlmeier@wellsfargo.com www.erickohlmeier.wfadv.com

The Forbes 2021 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.

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CONTENTS

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Features Nutrition on the Sly | 48

You’re smarter than your kids, right? So use your adult wiles to get them to try healthy food they’ll actually enjoy.

Going For The Gold | 56 For a chef’s kitchen in Alpine, a designer has a dream client: a homeowner who isn’t afraid to dig into the crayon box.

A Healthy Response to Hunger | 60

As food insecurity continues to plague many in Bergen, the county’s food providers are putting an increased emphasis on nutrition.

No-Fuss Feast | 64

These make-ahead recipes are surefire hits for your holiday dinner.

Autumn Splendor | 72

3 GREAT DISHES, BERGEN BORN

You’ve been so good, so here’s your reward: original recipes from a trio of our county’s stellar chefs.

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Whether you dress to impress or want to keep it casual, let these looks inspire your style choices this season.

Red Reigns | 80

Ready to venture into something new in red wine? Let’s make it something delicious.

IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Editor’s Note 30 Health News 112 Be There 116 Where to Eat BERGENMAG.COM

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Your Healthy Fall Checklist Don’t delay.

Englewood Health reminds you to:

Remember to

■ Select a primary care physician for yourself and your family members

schedule routine

■ Schedule your annual physical

check-ups and

■ Make sure you are up to date on any necessary vaccinations and get your flu shot

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■ Speak with your physician about important screenings and preventive care services, including:

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• Colonoscopy

• Bone density testing

• Lung cancer screening

safe and healthy.

• Cardiology exam

• Mammogram

• Vascular screening for stroke and neurological conditions • Pap smear and HPV screening • Joint and spine check-up and care • Prostate cancer screening • Pulmonary function testing • Hepatitis screening • Smoking cessation

• Vein screening

For more information or to book an appointment, visit englewoodhealth.org, call 833-234-2234 or scan this QR code.

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Departments Bergen Buzz | 17 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in the county.

For Men Only | 24

Quarter-zip, half-zip or crew neck, these toppers will keep you warm and stylish this season.

Style Watch | 28

Finish your look with the perfect bag and belt—these must-haves are for every woman on the go!

Home Front | 32

Add a piece of the timeless checkered graphic to instantly energize your space.

Escapes | 78

Find your bliss and get wrapped up in the culture of small bites and people-watching at these gems across the pond.

Tastes | 82

These desserts will “wow” a crowd and conclude a perfectly yummy meal.

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Power Food | 108

Subtly tasty on its own, raw or cooked, crunchy cauliflower also shines as a sly substitute.

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Spirits | 110

Who says margaritas are just for summer? With a seasonal twist, this classic cocktail boasts perfect flavor for any autumn occasion—indoors or out!

Gatherings | 114

Bergenites always show up to support their friends and neighbors—especially when help is needed most.

A Bergen Moment | 120

A Sunday stroll at Zabriskie Pond Park in Wyckoff proves to be the perfect photo op.

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Women, Children & Home

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Food for Thought Are you hungry? If not, reading this issue just might change that. In it, we tempt your palate with irresistible culinary delights. In “3 Great Dishes, Bergen-Born” on page 50, for example, you’ll find recipes for scrumptious dishes created by a trio of the county’s top chefs. BERGEN thanks Gaetano Ascione, David Burke and Linda Dickstein for sharing a page from their recipe books with us. Of course, food is best when it’s shared with others, and Stacey Antine has been doing just that since she started HealthBarn USA more than 15 years ago. In doing so, she hopes to teach young ones that “good” food can be good for you too— and she shows us how to make one of these tasty and nutritious dishes in “Nutrition on the Sly” on page 48. By now, I’m certain we’ve whet your appetite—but this issue has plenty more to feed hungry eyes. The three sweet plates and their step-by-step recipes featured in “Save Room for Dessert” on page 82 will wow the crowd after any meal, while the wine options served up in “Red Reigns” on page 80 are the perfect sips for those who enjoy vino while they dine. And it wouldn’t be a great meal without a wonderful presentation. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous kitchen in “Going for the Gold” on page 56. Designer Aparna Vijayan redid the space and gave the homeowners the kitchen of their dreams. Food naturally comes to mind as Thanksgiving approaches (see Bergen Buzz on page 17 for Turkey Day ideas), but we should also remember those who are less fortunate. This month’s special report focuses on the issue of food insecurity and how it is impacting Bergen County residents. Turn to “A Healthy Response to Hunger” on page 60 to read about how local nonprofits are helping neighbors. In addition to these features, this issue has a cornucopia of other great stories, including a peek into some of Europe’s best cafés (page 78), a closer look at cauliflower, the veggie that’s popping up everywhere (page 108) and six fashionable outfits that you might consider wearing to dinner with friends and family (page 72). We hope you enjoy these and all the articles in our Food Issue. We wish you plenty of days of good food, fun, family and friends, and a wonderful Thanksgiving to all!

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{ BERGEN BUZZ } OUR GUIDE TO NEW IDEAS, TIPS, TRENDS AND THINGS WE LOVE IN OUR COUNTY.

SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT If you crave homemade desserts but are preoccupied preparing apps and entrées, getting an assist from a Bergen County bake shop can do the trick. The following shops and farm stores can help you with all your sweet needs: Abma’s Farm, Wyckoff. Take a trip to this family-friendly farm for freshly baked pies like apple, pumpkin, cranberry apple, pecan and more. 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff, 201.891.0278, abmasfarm.com

Demarest Farms, Hillsdale. The same fruit found in their pick-your-own orchards is used to create delicious baked goods, from pies and cakes to muffins and crumbles. And don’t forget about the apple cider donuts! 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, 201.666.0472, demarestfarms.com

Esti’s Café, Oradell. Beyond the items on their extensive lunch menu are homemade desserts, from apple and coconut custard pies to raspberry chocolate mousse cake and fresh fruit tarts. 680 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201.332.6362, estiscafe.com

Mills Bakery, Wood-Ridge. Order ahead because the lines often spill out the front door at this neighborhood bake shop. And we understand why: The seasonal pies, galettes, cakes and more are delightful! 275 Valley Blvd., Wood-Ridge, 201.438.7690, millsbakery.com

Pies & Quiches, Park Ridge. You’re certain to please dinner guests when you bring home any of this shop’s traditional pies or specialties like blueberry buttermilk custard and lemon curd. 133 Kinderkamack Rd., Park Ridge, 201.746.6251, piesquiches.com

WE’RE TALKING TURKEY Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or consider yourself an entertaining pro, having enough turkey for your guests is of utmost importance. When buying a frozen bird for smaller get-togethers, the folks at Goffle Road Poultry Farm in Wyckoff suggest 2 pounds for each person. In other words, a 10–12-pound turkey will feed five to six people; 12–14 pounds for six to seven; 16–18 pounds for eight to nine. For larger parties, try a turkey weighing between 28–30 pounds to feed 18 to 20, or a 30–32 pounder for 20 to 24 guests. The same turkey experts note that turkeys weighing less than 28 pounds are typically hens, which have more breast meat than males. So, if you prefer white meat, look for a bird weighing within the 24-to-28-pound range.

GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK Everyone loves a Thanksgiving feast, but we can do without all the hours spent on prep work and cleanup. Here’s an idea: Let someone else take care of everything! Several Bergen County restaurants are open on Nov. 25 and offer you and your family all the trimmings of a traditional Turkey Day meal—as well as their respective a la carte menu. Here are a few that are happy to serve. Call in advance to secure your reservations. • Bacari Grill, 800 Ridgewood Rd., Washington Township, 201.358.6330, bacarigrill.com • Capital Grille, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus, 201.845.7040, thecapitalgrille.com • Fleming’s Steakhouse, 90 The Promenade, Edgewater, 201.313.9463, flemingsteakhouse.com • Ho-Ho-Kus Inn, 1 E. Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.445.4115, hohokusinn.com • Morton’s The Steakhouse, 1 Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack, 201.487.1303, mortons.com • Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn, 105 Old New Bridge Rd., New Milford, 201.692.7700, sanzaris.com

DID YOU KNOW? A group of turkeys is called a rafter or a flock. According to the state Division of Fish & Wildlife, there are between 20,000 and 23,000 wild turkeys in the state, with many rafters living in Bergen County.

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ROVER, COME OVER

Rumor has it that East Ridgewood Avenue will soon welcome Date’N’Dog, a coffee-shop franchise that lets customers hang out, chat and enjoy a cuppa joe with their pups alongside them. There will also be a menu of sweet treats for the four-legged. It’s an interesting concept for our pet-friendly county. To date, many Bergen businesses allow dogs in their outdoor seating areas, but only a few take their pet-friendly reps up a notch, with staffers offering your animal a bowl of water or showing off pictures of their own pets. Check out these establishments for friendliness to Fluffy and Fido: • Bareburger (15 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood) • Baumgart’s Café (45 E. Palisades Ave., Englewood) • It’s Greek to Me (21 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood) • La Havana 59 (110 Moonachie Ave., Moonachie) • Let’s Meat Steakhouse (625 Rivervale Rd., River Vale) • Lolita’s Mexican Cantina (65 Old Hook Rd., Westwood) • The Mindful Café (183 E. Main St., Ramsey) • Willow & Whisk (219 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff)

OUT-OF-THE-BOX FALL IDEAS

Raking leaves and carving pumpkins are great, but there are other ways to celebrate autumn. For instance— • Indulge in seasonal treats. Local shops like D’Ercole Donuts in Northvale have year-round specialty donut flavors that are perfect for this time of year, such as cinnamon apple pie, caramel apple and maple bacon. • Take a boat ride. You’ve seen NYC views across the Hudson River a million times, but have you seen the views literally from the Hudson? NY Waterway charters boats out of Edgewater to midtown Manhattan. • Get support: Mental, emotional and even financial assistance can be found through cancer support groups based in Hackensack University Medical Center, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck and CancerCare in Paramus, among others. • Become one with nature. Go for a hike or check out birds in their natural habitats. If you’re not into Thanksgiving Day 5Ks, join the Bergen County Audubon Society for a walk around Losen Slote Creek Park on Nov. 25 at 9 a.m. The Little Ferry park is a haven for migrating warblers as well as great blue, black-crowned and green herons.

LET’S BREAK BREAD

Whether you’re looking for freshly baked Kaiser rolls for football sammies, dinner rolls for the Thanksgiving feast or simply a lovely loaf, you can find tasty, homemade bread at Bergen-based bakeries. To celebrate National Bread Day on Nov. 17, put in your order at any of these well-known bakeries, whose doughy creations are justly famous: For challah: Zadies Bake Shop, Fair Lawn. The line on Friday afternoons and before holidays is worth it for what is arguably the best and freshest challah bread in North Jersey. Choose from rolls or loaves, white or whole wheat. • 19-09 Fair Lawn Ave., 201.796.6565 For French bread: Pierre and Michele Authentic French Bakery, Elmwood Park. French chefs bring Paris to New Jersey with their artisanal baked goods. The croissants and baguettes are especially delicious. • 95 Broadway; 201.300.6580

For gluten-free goodies: WHOS Gluten Free, Paramus. Those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities can still partake in the holiday fun with gluten-free bagels or dairyfree milk bread (made with coconut milk) from this gluten-free bakery. • 483 Rte. 17, 201.599.9999

For Italian bread: Clemente’s Bakery, South Hackensack. You cannot make an Italian sub without Italian bread from Clemente’s. That’s just how it works. Its focaccia and stuffed breads (such as one with prosciutto) are worth the carb intake too. • 120 Leuning St., 201.596.8443

For semolina: Fragale’s, Garfield. Yes, semolina, a type of Italian loaf typically topped with sesame seeds, needs its own category here because the one from Fragale’s, an unsuspecting hole-in-the-wall, is that good. We also recommend buying a few packs of rolls here and freezing them to impress lastminute holiday guests. • 68 Gaston Ave., 973.546.0327

For everything else: Balthazar Bakery, Englewood. Seriously though, you won’t believe the array of goodies at Balthazar, which also has a location in NYC. From baguettes to brioche, potato bread to pan loaf, the challenge is deciding what not to take home.

CULINARY CORNER: THE TASTE OF GALICIA You’ve probably tasted Spanish food inspired by Barcelona or Madrid, but have you tried the cuisine of Galicia? (It’s the cozy corner of northwest Spain that nestles above Portugal.) Named after the colloquial word for a Galician tavern, the new hotspot Bodegón in the heart of Cliffside Park pays homage to this distinctive region—and the familial roots of chef and owner Alex Pineiro. The spirits menu is vast, as are the apps and entrees, from authentic dishes such as poached Galician octopus and creamy lobster rice to more traditional choices like meatballs with tomato sauce. • Bodegón, 631 Anderson Ave., Cliffside Park, 856.521.9135; bodegonnj.com

A CHINESE CHOICE If you want to up your Chinese-food game, order your next meal from Bobby Wong’s Tao House, located inside the tofu restaurant Ondubu in Rutherford. It’s more than just tofu, featuring build-your-own meals of chicken, pork, beef, seafood and vegetarian dishes, plus sides like yellow rice and lo mein noodles. But the famous restaurateur is known most for his Tao Bao Buns and Tao house chicken, cooked in a sweet and semi-spicy sauce that you’ll want to try to replicate at home (to no avail, probably). • Bobby Wong’s Tao House, 73 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201.762.6770; @bobbywongstaohouse

DELI DELISH Prefer a good ol’ deli sandwich? Then Pastrami Grill & Bistro is up your alley. Corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, hot dogs and steak will hit the spot, whether you eat them on a platter, on rye or atop a brioche bun. And don’t forget a side of sweet and sour deli pickles with just the right amount of crisp. • Pastrami Grill & Bistro, 83 River Dr., Garfield, 973.458.1238; @pastramigrillbistro

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RAISE A HEAD OF STEAM Have a little one who aspires to be a software engineer, a doctor or an astronaut for NASA? Nov. 8, National STEAM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Day, is such a child’s time to shine. Schools these days have many extracurricular clubs and activities that foster kids’ individual interests, but if you want to supplement their in-school education, book an info session or a class at one of these STEAM-centric after-school spots that will feed their scienceinclined minds even more. Silicon Valley, here they come… Code Ninjas, multiple locations. The benefits of weekend and weeknight sessions at Code Ninjas are twofold: kids from kindergarten up to eighth grade will learn how to code their own video games, and parents will see improvements in their problem-solving, teambuilding and critical thinking abilities. • 383 Market St., Building B, Unit #6, Saddle Brook; 508 Livingston St., Norwood; 85 Godwin Ave., #15, Midland Park; 171 Lake St., Ramsey; codeninjas.com

Little Ivy Academy, Ridgewood. In these labs, K-8 kids will learn how to create and code their own games and apps, shoot and edit stop-animation videos, build robots and invent gadgets. • 660 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood, 201.444.8400; littleivyacademy.com

Mad Science, Fair Lawn. Engineering, physics, biology and chemistry are covered in Mad Science’s in-person and virtual one-hour after-school classes, where kids ages 5–12 complete hands-on activities and watch cool demos. They’ll leave every session with an educational science toy they’ll be thrilled to show off. • 24-08 Broadway, Fair Lawn, 201.236.1400; northeastnj. madscience.org

STEAM Works Studio, Ridgewood. While postschool weekday classes here are like supplemental math lessons, weekend sessions are a bit more hands-on: think animation, robotics, 3D printing and computer programming. Even preschoolers will find something that strikes their fancy. • 17 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.701.0554; steamworksstudio.com

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‘RECLAMMING’ THE SHORE

Perhaps by summer 2022 there’ll be more oysters, clams and scallops to help clean the water—and, O.K., feast on—for your next visit to the Shore. If so, it may be partly thanks to Ellie Sawyer, a sophomore at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest (and a Weehawken resident), who spends part of her summers on Barnegat Bay in hopes of repopulating shellfish there. “In recent years, the population has significantly declined,” the teen says. “We raise oysters, clams and scallops; they are filter feeders and help clean the water coming in and out of the bay.” Sawyer spends much of her summer placing shells in bags to create oyster reefs, which she says are essential to the bay’s ecosystem; reefs offer shelter to several types of animals, protect the shorelines and help filter the water. Sawyer’s example proves how just one young person can make an impact on the community at large. “We are hoping,” she says, “that one day, Barnegat Bay can return to how it used to be.”

PUPPY LOVE Dog: Cooper, 2-year-old golden retriever Owner: The Beiman family of Hillsdale Like many of us, Randi Beiman, her spouse and their two college-age daughters were home a lot during the peak of COVID last year—so they thought it’d be the perfect time to get a companion for their three-year-old rescue dog, Bowie. They rescued Cooper from a young military family in South Jersey who could no longer take care of him, and on their first meeting, Randi knew Cooper was their perfect addition. “He was so playful, friendly and loving, and needed a family that would give him a lot of love and attention,” she says. Cooper is an outdoorsy pup who loves all four seasons, running, playing catch and taking his daily two-mile walks, and he often visits the dog park and pond at Wood Dale Park in Woodcliff Lake. He loves all dogs but especially his best friend Bowie, whom he kisses—and sometimes sits on. “We were so lucky to find our COVID puppy,” says Randi. “He’s added happiness and hope to our world during the pandemic.” Want your pet featured in a future BERGEN issue? Email his or her pic and a brief description to our editor at rita.guarna@ wainscotmedia.com.

WHEN SMALL STANDS TALL The long Thanksgiving weekend is one of the year’s busiest shopping periods, with people flocking to stores on Black Friday. But don’t forget the next day, Small Business Saturday, which is Nov. 27 this year. It reminds us to shop local and keep our trade in the community, whether we’re getting a haircut at a local salon, buying a latte at our neighborhood coffee shop or purchasing holiday gifts at a mom-andpop boutique. Any town in Bergen will appreciate your business on SBS (or any other day!), but these five downtown areas have special programs on tap for the day: • Englewood • Ramsey • Ridgewood • Rutherford • Westwood

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HAVE AN ICE DAY!

Is the coming of cold weather a reason to mourn? Not if you can skate. Ice skating will soon beckon in New York City’s Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center, but if you’d rather not cross the river, there are skating options here in Bergen too. Check out the spots below—and remember to call first to inquire about pricing, holiday hours and open-skating policies (which may be changing as the pandemic eases):

Fritz Dietl Ice Skating Rink, Westwood. This popular rink, named after a famous figure-skating star, has been a staple in the Pascack Valley since its 1958 opening. Throughout November it will offer open skating every day but Wednesday. Most days’ hours are 3 to 5 p.m., but on Saturday they’re 4:30 to 6. Be sure to check the Facebook page @fritzdietlicerink for updates, as schedules are subject to change.

Mackay Ice Rink, Englewood. Public skating here takes place on weekend afternoons; adults-only sessions are on Mondays and Fridays. Pre-registration online in advance is required for entry due to COVID restrictions. • 130 W. Englewood Ave., Englewood, 201.568.3133; mackayicerink.com

The Rink American Dream, East Rutherford. Newest to the BC ice skating lineup is The Rink American Dream, an NHLregulation-size skating rink with plenty of room to skate (and social-distance). Free skating is open pretty much on all days and at all hours, but pricing varies from weekdays to weekend. Book tickets online in advance by choosing your start time, which helps to stagger arrivals.

• 639 Broadway, Westwood, 201.664.9812; fritzdietlicerink.com

Ice House, Hackensack. This is the biggest facility on this list, with four NHL-sized rinks, two floors, a food court and a pro shop. Public skating is on hold this month but resumes in December: Check the website and social media (@icehousenj) for specific times and dates as they get closer.

• 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, 833.263.7326; americandream. com/venue/the-rink

• 111 Midtown Bridge St., Hackensack, 201.487.8444; icehousenj.com

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Does this satisfy the testing requirement to board an airplane? Yes, domestic and international flights.

COVID testing is widely available. What makes your tests better? Most testing sites offer either rapid antigen tests or PCR tests. As the name implies, rapid antigen tests give results back quickly, but with less accuracy than PCR tests. Testing sites that offer PCR tests oftentimes ship the sample off to a lab making you wait 2-3 days to get your results back. We, however, run our PCR tests on site and get accurate results with necessary documentation back to you in as little as 45 minutes. On top of that, we test not only for COVID, but for Influenza A and B, Pertussis, Respiratory Syncytial Virus and more.

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The percentage increase in ER visits from athome exercise injuries during the pandemic. Close to 30 percent of the injuries were in people 65 and older, and treadmills were most often the reason for the accident.

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Folks exposed to daily noise—those living next to a highway or train station, for example—may increase their risk of severe stroke by as much as 30 percent. In contrast, those people living in quiet areas can reduce it by up to 25 percent. —Environmental Research

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HOLY NAME

Food for the Community and for the Soul AN INTERVIEW WITH:

Cathleen Davey

President, Holy Name Foundation Vice President, Development, Holy Name

Cathleen Davey

This year, Holy Name was one of 29 non-profit organizations to receive grants from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to participate in a new food assistance program called Sustain and Serve New Jersey. Tell us more. Holy Name is honored to have been awarded this extraordinary opportunity by the NJEDA to provide $4 million in much-needed support to feed individuals in our community who fight food insecurity every day. Many were impacted first as a result of the COVID pandemic and then by the horrific flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. Holy Name’s mission is to provide compassionate care, especially to the most vulnerable. Sustain and Serve enables Holy Name to partner with 30 local restaurants that were financially crushed these past 19 months by the pandemic. These grant funds have allowed us to purchase 400,000 meals from these struggling restaurants! We are honored to support 21 social service organizations in Bergen County, Newark and Paterson, to feed families in need and individuals on the street suffering housing insecurity. Many wonderful volunteers assist these food pantries, deliver meals and distribute food to individuals at drive-by or walk-up locations. Sustain and Serve is a blessing, and the NJEDA and its staff should be recognized for the significant difference they are making for our community during this unprecedented time.

After being the epicenter of the pandemic’s initial surge in New Jersey in 2020 and pioneering COVID-19 therapies, Holy Name is running one of the state’s largest COVID vaccination distribution sites. How was this achieved in partnership with local communities?

Sustain and Serve provides meals to clients of St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark. Photo credit: Jeff Rhode/Holy Name As of mid-October, Holy Name has administered 230,000 vaccine doses at three community sites and at our HNH Fitness in Oradell, via mobile vaccine events, and during in-home visits for homebound people. Our partnerships with the municipalities of Teaneck at the Rodda Community Center, with West New York at Memorial High School, and with the Paramus VFW have been instrumental in enabling Holy Name to operate an essential vaccination mega-site. We are also offering drive-through COVID testing at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck.

As Holy Name celebrates the 96th anniversary of its founding, what are some other upcoming community health initiatives? Holy Name’s Center for Healthy Living has scheduled a robust roster of virtual programming into the winter. Our mobile education lab, dubbed MEL, is making trips to Bergen and Hudson county places of worship, senior centers, and parks, bringing health information, preventive screenings, and diabetes management programs to our neighbors.

HOLY NAME GIVING BACK TO SUPPORT HOLY NAME’S COMMUNITY HEALTH EFFORTS, VISIT US AT www.HolyName.org/Foundation

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Diana B. COVID-19 Survivor

MOST LOST THEIR TASTE OR SMELL. DIANA LOST THE ABILITY TO lift HER ARMS. Months after recovering from COVID, Diana’s arms went numb while she was driving. She didn’t know then, but this was just the start. Soon, she couldn’t eat, drink, or even shower on her own. For so long, Diana had no idea what was wrong—until she met Dr. Marissa Oller, who, in the middle of the pandemic, still took the time to listen to all of Diana’s story. And that’s how she found the answer: COVID had activated a dormant tumor—which we removed. And within 2 weeks, Diana had full control of her arms again—and her life.

Read Diana’s story at ThisPlaceIsDifferent.org

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BLUE FOUNDRY BANK

Supporting our Communities History of Giving to the Community Blue Foundry Bank has been actively supporting its communities for over 100 years. The Bank’s philanthropic efforts have provided assistance to local nonprofits through its donation efforts, as well as employee volunteerism.

President and CEO, James D. Nesci (r), presents a check to the Women’s Club of Lyndhurst to benefit Lyndhurst Food Pantry

Grand Opening Donations As part of our branch opening celebrations, we have partnered with nonprofits in Bergen County. Our efforts have included support for Family Promise of Bergen County, as well as for food pantries, education foundations, libraries, and emergency services. This remains an important part of our branch opening approach in new and existing communities. Our Newly Formed Charitable Foundation In July 2021, the Bank’s parent company, Blue Foundry Bancorp, became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ and concurrently Blue Foundry Charitable Foundation was created. The Foundation is committed to building strong communities by partnering with non-profit organizations that find solutions to the challenges faced by Blue Foundry customers, employees, and neighbors in our local areas, focusing on four key pillars: • •

Affordable Housing efforts will provide and encourage the creation of affordable and/or low-income housing in the community. Education giving will include initiatives at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary school levels that raise the aspirations of students in the community and enhance knowledge in specific academic areas. Health and Human Services will encompass programs and institutions that are essential to the underlying medical care of the community, as well as initiatives that focus on physical and mental wellness. Youth Programs will assist in improving the quality of life for children in the community.

President and CEO, James D. Nesci (2nd from r) and EVP/Chief Retail Officer, Elizabeth Miller (r), present a check to the Ridgewood Education Foundation

President and CEO, James D. Nesci (r), presents a check to Family Promise of Bergen County

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MEET A DIFFERENT KIND OF BANK. Blue Foundry Bank looks like a different kind of bank because it is one. We approach banking in a revolutionary way, thinking strategically, staying flexible, and believing in what’s possible. We’re here for the movers, shakers, and makers in our communities with our new reimagined branches and advanced digital banking tools. Just step inside one of our locations, meet our Universal Bankers, and see for yourself. We offer deposit and lending products for both personal and business use. Our Universal Bankers are here to help you every step of the way throughout your financial journey through our “Blue Is Here For You” service. To us it’s more than just words, it’s the motto we live by. We get to work making a difference in our communities and in the lives of our customers. With the recent establishment of the Blue Foundry Charitable Foundation, we plan to carry out this mission even further. We’re a different kind of bank. BlueFoundryBank.com

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CHILTON MEDICAL CENTER

When Life’s Biggest Questions Arise, Palliative Care Can Provide the Answers for Patients Facing Illness Chilton Medical Center’s interdisciplinary team is here to care for the body, mind and soul. AN INTERVIEW WITH:

Patricia Molinelli, DNP, MS, APN-C, AOCN

Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Medicine, Palliative Care Services, Chilton Medical Center

VOTED #1 BY NJ DOCTORS What isHOSPITAL palliative care (PC)? Let’s talk about your team. Who’s on it?

5 YEARS IN A ROW For patients with difficult diagnoses—whether chronic or life-limiting—PC provides a basis for medical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical support. The team at Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center collaborates with primary care physicians and specialists, and coordinates pain management, nutrition, chaplaincy services, social work, home care, and rehabilitation. Our approach is to partner with patients and families to customize strategies for relieving symptoms and stress. No two cases are exactly alike, so we always begin with the same questions: “What are your goals for care and what’s important to you?”

How does PC differ from hospice? PC can benefit patients at all stages of illness. It can be provided together with curative treatments and optimized for the unique needs of each individual. This often starts with a family meeting to identify specific goals, which leads to the coordination of appropriate services throughout the entire course of a patient’s illness. Alternatively, hospice—by definition— is a philosophy of non-curative care only for patients with a life-limiting diagnosis of six months or less.

I arrived at Chilton in 2015 and began building a department based on core elements of PC, which—at that time—was still an emerging specialty. Now we work with more than 500 patients per year, each of whom receives care from our doctoral-level nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, and board-certified PC chaplain.

It’s amazing how you and your team support patients and families. Are there ways they can support you, too? Absolutely. My team and I work closely with the Chilton Medical Center Foundation on philanthropic opportunities to strengthen PC. Some of the most meaningful donations we’ve received have come from patients and families expressing their gratitude. Others have come from inspiring members of the community who want to make sure PC is available to all who might need it. As the need for PC continues to rise, charitable giving to our program will become increasingly important. Anyone who wants to make a difference should call the Foundation at (973) 831-5165.

Is there a right time for patients to consider PC as part of their treatment plan? Yes, definitely. That time is now. The sooner patients begin working with PC professionals, the better their outcomes will be. Research has shown that teams like ours not only improve quality of life, but quantity as well.

CHILTON MEDICAL CENTER GIVING BACK

Don’t Delay Care. We are Here with Safety Measures in Place.

973.831.5165 ATLANTICHEALTH.ORG/CHILTONFOUNDATION

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ROLANDO CIBISCHINO

Life-Changing Wishes AN INTERVIEW WITH:

Dr. Rolando Cibischino I was introduced to this life-changing charity when my wife was working as a nurse in pediatric oncology. Whether it was someone at the end of their life or was in the middle of a very difficult health struggle, Make-A-Wish gave them something to feel good about and provided them with hope. The blessings that this charity has bestowed on so many is phenomenal. I know there are many charities that deserve recognition but the ability to make someone smile in some of their darkest hours is priceless to me. For over 40 years, the Make-A-Wish has been granting lifechanging wishes for children and families. Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the U.S. and its territories, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. A wish can be that spark that helps these children believe that anything is possible and gives them the strength to fight harder against their illnesses. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

ROLANDO CIBISCHINO, D.M.D. GIVING BACK

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Dedicated To Keeping You And Your Family Safe Our focus has always been, and will continue to be, providing the safest and most healthy environment for our patients and team. PATIENTS WHO THOUGHT THEY’D NEVER SMILE AGAIN come to Dr. Rolando Cibischino because of his comprehensive knowledge of facial musculature issues. Understanding how to naturally frame a smile can make all the difference in a well-balanced smile design, or one that’s not. Dr. Cibischino, a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, continues his education on advancements using facial injectables to perfect a patient’s smile. In addition to his family and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Cibsichino is a TMJ specialist treating oro facial pain and sleep disorders. His goal is to become a holistic part of every patient’s overall healthcare team. Dr. Cibischino’s distinguished continuing education and training includes attending the world-renowned Pankey Institute and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. In addition, he teaches at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Meet Dr. Cibischino and you’ll know why generations of patients trust his cosmetic, restorative and general dental work. Dr. Cibischino and his team’s focus has always been, and will continue to be, providing the safest and most healthy environment for their patients.

Now Offering Virtual Appointments: Please call the office to schedule a Teledentistry Appointment

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THE BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

Expanding and Enhancing New Jersey’s Largest Hospital AN INTERVIEW WITH

John Cosgrove

Foundation Chairperson What is the mission of The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s Foundation? Since the hospital transitioned in 2017 to a not-for-profit medical center, The Foundation’s role is pivotal and transformational as the robust philanthropic arm of the Medical Center, raising much-needed funds for the safety net facility. Our mission is to support the hospital administration in expanding services, renovating vital areas such as its emergency department and ICU/CCU, and further developing its mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs. The Foundation makes sure gifts made from our neighbors, grateful patients, philanthropists, and corporate partners genuinely make a meaningful and positive impact on those most in need.

Why are donations so critical to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center? As a safety net facility, Bergen New Bridge is dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of quality services, including easy access to acute/ambulatory care, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, long term care and emergency care to underserved populations. During the pandemic, the Medical Center emerged as a leader in COVID-19 testing, therapeutics, vaccinations, and demonstrating its importance in the community. As a significant provider of charity care services, generous donations are vital to the continued sustainability of Bergen New Bridge and the viability of the unique services it provides.

What impact does The Foundation have? COVID-19 showed the devastating effects of healthcare inequality, so the Medical Center has committed to addressing its diverse

Bergen New Bridge Trustee Tom Eastwick, Chairperson John Cosgrove, Trustees Lou Weiss and Tony Rose join Foundation Executive Director RoseMary Klie, Bergen New Bridge Chief Communications Officer Donnalee Corrieri, and Bergen New Bridge President and CEO Deb Visconi at the Foundation’s successful Golf Outing in support of the Medical Center. communities’ entire spectrum of health needs. The hospital fights the opioid epidemic, battles the stigma of mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and provides access to outpatient primary and specialty care from Rutgers Medical School physicians and leading community providers to meet the greater community’s needs. Funds raised by The Foundation save lives every day by helping fuel recovery, manage chronic health conditions, care for the elderly and differently-abled, and provide emergency mental health and medical care.

Are there specific needs where funds are most needed? The Medical Center has begun its Emergency Department Expansion project, which will increase the footprint of its ER, add pediatric mental health emergency services, and modernize its ICU/CCU patient care areas. Having a larger and separate mental health emergency treatment and complementing medical emergency areas are absolute necessities to serve the ever-growing demands of our communities, specifically our children. Bergen New Bridge is a leader in child/adolescent behavioral health services, which is more important now than ever in the aftermath of the prolonged pandemic. There is no doubt, donations to The Foundation save the lives of our friends, family, neighbors, and make a difference locally, where it is most needed.

BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER GIVING BACK 230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652 201.225.7674 | www.NewBridgeHealth.org

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RIVERSIDE ORAL SURGERY

Bringing Smiles Across the Border AN INTERVIEW WITH

Dr. Michael Perrino

Oral and Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgeon Riverside Oral Surgery Traveling over 2,300 miles from New Jersey to Mexico, Dr. Michael Perrino and his surgical team make a difference to about 50 patients a year through volunteer work with the charity Smiles International. For Dr. Perrino, giving back comes naturally. When not working at Riverside Oral Surgery’s Englewood location, Dr. Perrino donates his time and surgical skills to underprivileged children in Mexico who need cleft lip and palate surgery.

What is your background and how did you become involved with Smiles International? “There’s a story. For me, it’s how I got here in general. As an oral surgery resident, I thought I’d go into oral surgery and go right into private practice. But when I went to for my training at Columbia, they did a lot of cleft and cranial facial reconstructive surgery for kids that were born with facial differences,” Dr. Perrino says. “It made me more than anything want to do cleft lip and palate surgery.” Dr. Perrino also says he was determined to make a difference. “Being a part of Smiles International, I was able to give back and perform these life-changing surgeries. There’s a lot that goes into one child’s surgery—starting with the screening process and ending with the follow-ups years after. During each visit, we can help about 25 people over the course of three days. Now we try to return twice a year.”

What is Smiles International? And how can others help? Smiles International is a charity focused on providing surgical care to underprivileged children who are afflicted with cleft and craniofacial deformities. All donations go directly to the children. To donate or read more about the organization, visit the Smiles International website: http://www.smilesinternationalfoundation.org/.

RIVERSIDE ORAL SURGERY GIVING BACK

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NUTRITION ON THE SLY You’re smarter than your kids, right? So use your adult wiles to get them to try healthy food they’ll actually enjoy.

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It seems axiomatic in child-rearing, as certain as gravity making things fall: Kids crave sugary cookies and gooey candies and fat-filled fries, and balk at stuff with a “healthy” rep, and there’s little a parent can do except make rules and be the stern, eat-your-vegetables enforcer. Right? Wrong! Stacey Antine begs to differ. She’s the registered dietitian who opened HealthBarn USA in 2005, and one of her key motivations back then was to show that even young taste buds can appreciate things that are nutritious—if they’re tasty too. She wanted children to understand there’s an alternative to nutritionless goodies— that “good” food and food that’s good for you could sometimes be one and the same. At HealthBarn’s Ridgewood location, Antine offers cooking and food appreciation classes to children of all ages—and their parents. In 2019, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her extraordinary work feeding the county’s food-insecure. You can read about her activities—and her nutrition insights—in “A Healthy Response to Hunger” on page 60. Kids can develop the healthy habit of eating nutritious food and liking it, Antine insists. And she’s not above using slightly sneaky tactics to get them hooked. Take, for instance, her original recipe for lasagna rolls, a favorite at HealthBarn. This dish is stealthily nutritious, serving up calcium, iron and other essential nutrients in an irresistible package. “Kids really have fun helping to create it,” reports Antine. No doubt you can get creative and find your own sneaky ways to present healthy ingredients that can turn the finicky younger set into a cheering section. But why not get started with Antine’s own surefire recipe, at right?

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LASAGNA ROLLS INGREDIENTS:

n 10 whole wheat lasagna noodles (or other lasagna noodles) n 2 cups low-sodium marinara sauce n 1 cup silken light tofu n 2 Tbs. part-skim ricotta cheese n 2 Tbs. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated n 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper n 2 cups baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped n ½ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped n 3 Tbs. low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

SERVES 5

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Heat a large pot of water to boiling over high heat. Add lasagna noodles and cook until al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain noodles; rinse with cold running water. Place noodles on clean, flat work surface. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spoon 1 teaspoon marinara sauce into each of 10 muffin-pan cups; set aside. Place tofu between several layers of paper towels and squeeze out excess liquid. In small bowl, stir together tofu, ricotta, Parmesan and pepper. Spoon 2 tablespoons cheese mixture onto each noodle and spread to make a thin layer. Then, spread 2 tablespoons marinara sauce over cheese layer on each noodle. Top with spinach and basil. Roll each noodle tightly, jelly-roll fashion. Place 1 lasagna roll in each muffin cup; top with remaining marinara sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake lasagna rolls 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese melts.

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You’ve been good, so here’s your reward: original recipes from a trio of our county’s stellar chefs. By Leslie Garisto Pfaff

GREAT DISHES,

BERGEN-BORN From its farmers’ markets spilling with produce to fine dining establishments that lure patrons from well beyond its borders, Bergen County is a repository of all things food. But did you know it’s also a locus of culinary creativity? Here, you’ll meet three of the county’s best chefs and be clued in on an original recipe from each.

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David Burke may well be the busiest chef/restaurateur in the country, if not in the world. The New Jersey native, acknowledged as a pioneer in modern American cooking, has six restaurants in New Jersey alone—including Ventanas in Fort Lee, famous for its brilliant fusion of Cuban and Asian cooking—and 17 worldwide.

Linda Dickstein has been chef at Haworth’s Andiamo for nearly three decades, garnering a passionate following for her inspired pan-Italian recipes. Her husband Don opened Andiamo in 1990, and after firing his first two chefs in as many years, he asked his wife if she’d step in. She did, and Bergen is the better for it.

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Gaetano Ascione, executive chef at Carpaccio at American Dream, brings the world with him to Bergen County. A native of Naples, Italy, he’s worked as an executive chef at Washington’s Georgetown Club, the Allied Officers Club NATO in Naples and Quattro Restaurant at Houston’s Four Seasons Hotel, as well as at top restaurants in South Korea, Singapore and South Africa. At Carpaccio, he showcases his specialty: traditional recipes presented with a contemporary flourish.

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MAPLE-GLAZED CANDIED BACON

SERVES 4

CREATED BY DAVID BURKE

At Ventanas, this dish goes by the name of Bacon on a Clothesline, because that’s the way it’s served. But it tastes equally spectacular spread out on a platter. Chef Burke was inspired to create the recipe after working at a Las Vegas restaurant with fruit leather, which he served suspended from a towel rack. It’s a favorite dish at Ventanas, and in the words of its creator, “a favorite dish must start with something everybody loves—and everybody loves bacon.”

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n 1¼ cups pure maple syrup n 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice n 2 Tbs. fresh orange juice n 1 Tbs. orange zest n 3 Tbs. coarsely ground black pepper n 1 Tbs. mustard powder n 3 Tbs. Dijon mustard n 12 slices bacon, cut ¾-inch thick

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients except bacon in a medium saucepan and cook for 30 minutes over medium heat. In the oven, cook bacon on a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet for 15 minutes. Using a pastry brush, paint the reduced glaze on the bacon strips, one side at a time. Place the bacon back in the oven, flipping over and glazing the opposite side every 10 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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SERVES 4

CREATED BY GAETANO ASCIONE

Chef Ascione calls this his “modern take on a classic seafood dish.” “It has an intact sense of color, texture and taste,” he says, “but without the use of additives or preservatives—just a lot of passion.”

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n extra-virgin olive oil n 1 clove garlic, minced n 1 bunch basil, torn n 1 bunch Italian parsley, chopped n 1 lb. pasta of any kind n 3 oz. shrimp n 3 oz. mussels n 3 oz. Manila clams n 1 tomato, diced n 3 oz. calamari n salt and freshly ground pepper n Za’atar (a blend of herbs that includes sumac)

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In a large pan, add a drizzle of oil and sauté the garlic, basil and parsley; let simmer until golden. Meanwhile, in a large pot filled with boiling water, add a sprinkle of salt and cook the pasta for nine minutes on high heat; drain, reserving two pints of the pasta water. To the herb mixture, add shrimp, mussels and clams, and pour in a half pint of the pasta water; let it simmer until the shellfish open and the shrimp is pink. Add the tomato and calamari, turn off the heat, cover and cook in the steam until the calamari is just tender. Add more pasta water if needed; season to taste with salt and pepper and Za’atar. Serve the seafood over the pasta.

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SPLIT PEA SOUP

SERVES 4

CREATED BY LINDA DICKSTEIN

To celebrate her favorite season, Chef Dickstein created this rich and flavorful take on a seasonal favorite. “This is a wonderfully hearty soup for a cool fall day,” she says. “Pair it with a salad, and you have a perfect lunch or dinner.”

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n 4 Tbs. vegetable oil n 6 slices chopped applewood smoked bacon n 1½ cups diced white onions n 1½ cups diced celery n 1 Tbs. crushed garlic n 2 gallons chicken stock— more if the soup is getting too thick n 1 lb. Idaho potatoes, diced n 1 lb. smoked ham hocks n 3 lbs. dried green split peas n 2 bay leaves n salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

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In a Dutch oven, sauté bacon in oil until crisp. Add onions, celery and garlic, and sauté until soft on low-medium heat. Do not allow to brown. Add potatoes, ham hocks, bay leaves and salt and pepper, and allow to heat for a few minutes. Add 2 gallons chicken stock and dried split peas. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 1½ hours. Remove ham hocks and bay leaves. Pureé in a blender or robot coupe until smooth.

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Photography by Dove & Co. Studio Design by Aparna Vijayan By Donna Rolando

For a chef’s kitchen in Alpine, a designer has a dream client: a homeowner who isn’t afraid to dig into the crayon box.

GOING FOR THE GOLD

It’s a good rule for designers: When undertaking a major redo, don’t trash the previous designer whose work you’re about to transform. Especially when it’s you. Designer Aparna Vijayan of Ulrich Inc. in Ridgewood had an understandable sense of déjà vu when she was assigned to fashion a new look for a chef’s kitchen BERGENMAG.COM

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This vibrant, contemporary Alpine kitchen gets a big wow from a black-and-gold quartzite island discovered at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Knowing the drama it would create with the room’s silverpine-painted cabinets, the homeowner says she and the designer “searched high and low” before striking gold at Artistic Tile.

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in Alpine. She’d designed it herself 20 years before. But this was a different time, with a different homeowner and a new mandate. Her mission this time, for a family of four, was to shake off the ornate, traditional kitchen design she had created for the original owners and go daring with color and style. “This is all new,” Vijayan says of the reno completed in February. “The only thing we kept was the [limestone] floor.” The homeowner had lived for a decade with the original owner’s cherry cabinets, but styles change. She welcomed not only a more contemporary décor, but also an easybreezy chef’s kitchen in sync with her family. Changing the layout to include the refrigerator in the work triangle helped do the trick. Given free rein with color, Vijayan chose a silver pinepainted finish for the perimeter cabinetry and butler’s pantry/bar. For a striking contrast, the island and tall-storage pantry have an oolong-black matte textured effect to their European style cabinetry with rough-sawn oak veneer. “We found the perfect slab for the island,” Vijayan says. The island’s interplay of black and gold on leathered Belvedere quartzite also dazzles in the butler’s pantry/bar. Adding to the drama are island pendants by Tom Dixon with matte black and hammered brass, and the Amore

custom hood in brushed stainless steel and satin gold. Even the Waterstone faucets show black and gold tones. A serene effect comes from the Aurea Stone Dinergy quartz, which lightens up the kitchen backsplash and perimeter counters in just the right measure. “I wanted something more dynamic yet still soothing and calming, and I think the results achieved that goal,” says the homeowner. For a family that likes to cook, a 48-inch Galley sink, a reach-in pantry and high-end appliances such as a Wolf range were a winning recipe. Think black bunny rabbits have a place in a butler’s pantry/bar? Vijayan’s design with a parade of bunnies on gold wallpaper says absolutely. “I love crazy, dynamic wallpaper,” says the homeowner. Gold spices up the ceiling as well, while the Bianco Carrara backsplash gets its gentle curves from inlaid brass. Completing the look are a hammered brass sink and Hampton chandelier. Beyond the kitchen, the hexagon-shaped breakfast room features a Sputnik chandelier—a new twist for the vaulted ceiling in this manor-style home. With no holds on creativity, the kitchen’s second goaround illustrates what can happen when bold and colorful hues are given play. Says the homeowner: “I love the kitchen.”

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This page: Lighting too can be bold, as demonstrated by island pendants in matte black and hammered brass and the breakfast room’s Sputnik chandelier. The walnut and black leather stools by Cherner bring in a natural touch. Opposite page: Black bunnies on gold in the butler’s pantry/bar satisfy the homeowner’s passion for dynamic wallpaper.

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A HEALTHY RESPONSE TO HUNGER As food insecurity continues to plague many in Bergen, the county’s food providers are putting an increased emphasis on nutrition. By Leslie Garisto Pfaff They appeared in early 2020: lines of cars that seemed endless, and inside them, hungry people waiting for the gift of food. This January, at the Tri-Boro Food Pantry in Park Ridge, even food donors had to wait nearly an hour to drop off bags of groceries until the pantry hired a parking lot attendant to manage the sudden influx of the food insecure. Before the pandemic, Tri-Boro served some 30 families; suddenly it was providing food to more than 100. You couldn’t turn on the news without seeing those lines, those cars, those people in need. Nearly two years into the pandemic, the lines of cars are gone. But the need remains. “Our numbers are still high, and the need is as great as it was,” says Patricia Espy, director of the Center for Food Action, the Englewood-based nonprofit that provides food for residents of Bergen and upper Passaic counties. Espy notes that pre-pandemic they were helping to feed 1,500 households a month; today, they’re feeding 1,000 a week. According to the Bergen County Food Security Task Force, created to address the needs generated by COVID, some 104,000 residents of Bergen County currently suffer food insecurity, defined as a lack of sufficient food or food of sufficient quality. And that number could actually rise. “I don’t think we’re seeing the full ramifications of

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{ SPECIAL REPORT } “The pantries are important, but I’d love to see a Bergen County community kitchen, where the raw ingredients come in, we get volunteers to cook and then the meals are sent, frozen, to the pantries.” —Stacey Antine, founder of the HealthBarn Foundation the pandemic yet, because there were moratoriums on evictions and mortgages, and now those are being lifted,” says Nina Bachrach, CEO of the nonprofit Bergen Volunteers. In addition, Jeanne Martin, director of Meals on Wheels North Jersey, is also concerned about the supply chain issues that have made certain consumer items harder to come by over the past year and could worsen in the months to come. “We’re already seeing some of the things we can’t get,” Martin says, citing, for example, lactose-free milk. If anything positive has emerged from the pandemic, it’s an increased awareness that, even in the leafy confines of Bergen County, hunger is real. “The pandemic shed light on the fact that there were people on the fringe who were just getting by,” says Stacey Antine, a registered dietitian and director of Ridgewood’s HealthBarn. She’s also the founder of the HealthBarn Foundation, which has been feeding the hungry for the past five years. It was in 2016, at an elder dinner cosponsored by the foundation and the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation, that Antine had a revelation about the traditional approach to food insecurity. “It was noticeable to me as a dietitian that some of the people at the dinner were malnourished,” she says. She realized that much of the food that was being provided to the food insecure— many of whom also suffer from nutritionrelated diseases such as diabetes and hypertension—was, in fact, deficient in nutrition. “We’re not feeding people thoughtfully,” Antine says. “Yes, they’re getting food, but it’s not necessarily good for their bodies or their minds.” Antine wasn’t the only person in the county to come to this conclusion. “Often, when people are donating to food pantries, they’ll give their old, expired food or less healthy options like a box of mac and cheese,” says Bachrach. But a movement seems to be afoot in the county not just to feed the hungry but to nourish them properly too.

A PORTRAIT OF BERGEN’S HUNGRY

Antine has seen firsthand what she calls “a new face of food insecurity.” “It’s the

working poor; it’s families; it’s seniors; it’s people with special needs.” It’s also those who’ve lost their jobs during the pandemic or who’ve lost a breadwinner due to COVID. Stigmatized by the need to rely on others for food, many of the hungry, says Bachrach, “are hiding in the shadows. But there are people in some of the wealthiest areas of Bergen County who are actually food-insecure.” Children have been especially hard hit. Recently, Donald Wuertz, director of the Office of Concern Food Pantry at St. Cecilia’s Church in Englewood, noticed that the pantry was seeing an increase in large families with children among its clientele. In fact, a study by the nonprofit Brookings Institution found that food insecurity nationwide is far worse in households with children 12 and under—40.9 percent as opposed to 23 percent among the general population. In July of 2020, in response to growing pandemic-induced pressures on food pantries and other groups feeding the hungry, Bergen County launched the Bergen County Food Security Task Force, led by County Commissioner Tracy Zur. The organization’s mission is “to ensure every county resident has access to healthy food options during this pandemic and afterward.” The word “healthy” is not an afterthought. Last Thanksgiving, for example, the task force donated thousands of pounds of fresh yams to food pantries across the county—5,000 pounds to St. Cecilia’s alone. (Of all the traditional holiday foods, yams may be the most nutritious—high in fiber, vitamins C and B6, potassium and manganese.) Those yams were certainly a boon to many of the county’s food insecure, but they also illustrate a problem that has plagued food providers for years. When Susan Colacurcio, a trustee of the Franciscan Community Development Center of Fairview, received the yams, she realized that they were too big to cut for the seniors. So she contacted Antine, who used them as a base for soup. “We need to look at the people we’re serving, and we have to make sure we’re giving them food they can use and that they want to eat,” says Antine. The HealthBarn Foundation is currently piloting a new entrée, Cheesy Lasagna Rolls, which include whole wheat pasta, part-skim ricotta, tofu and spinach, among a host of other nutritious

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ingredients (check out the recipe on page 48). Antine wasn’t sure how the recipe would go over with the largely Latinx clientele at the Franciscan Community Development Center, with whom she partners, but it turned out to be a hit with both children and adults. Increasingly, food pantries are working individually with their clients to determine what they need, what they like and what they can prepare. A model for that is Meals on Wheels, which asks clients for their likes and dislikes, among other things. “If we’re serving fish and you don’t like fish, if we’re serving spinach and you can’t eat spinach, we will amend our menu for you,” says Martin.

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A simple approach to assuring more nutritious foods is for pantries to specifically ask that donors provide them—items like whole wheat pastas, brown rice, low-sugar cereals and canned foods that are low in salt, sugar and saturated fats. But Antine has a more radical solution. “We need to think of a different food model,” she says, citing as an example her relationship with the Franciscan center, which buys nutritious ingredients—things like lentils, carrots and onions—and delivers them to Antine and her team of volunteers, who then turn them into a nutritious soup. “The pantries are important,” she says, “but I’d love to see a Bergen County community kitchen, where the raw ingredients come in, we get volunteers to cook and then the meals are sent, frozen, to the pantries.” In the meantime, her HealthBarn Foundation is using two grants totaling $3 million from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to buy meals from the county’s restaurants and distribute them to the pantries. Nutrition is uppermost among the project’s requirements. “If they want to participate,” says Antine, “they have to provide a protein, a vegetable and a starch—no pasta and vodka sauce.” Like virtually all the programs in Bergen working to address the county’s food insecurity problem, the HealthBarn’s effort depends on volunteers. The good news is that, if you want to get involved, there are plenty of ways to help relieve food insecurity and provide good nutrition for all.

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• Donate food. To find a food pantry near you, check out the list at co.bergen.nj.us. Contact the pantry to find out what others need most—and make sure that, in meeting that need, you don’t skimp on nutrition. • Donate money or supermarket gift cards. Organizations like the Center for Food Action, says director Patricia Espy, “can then buy the healthier items and stock up on food that isn’t donated to us.” Some groups, including CFA, give supermarket cards to households with specific dietary needs they may not be able to fill. • Sponsor a food drive. At your child’s school, your place of worship or even on your block. Ask donors specifically for nutritious options, then deliver the food to a pantry in need (virtually all are). • Volunteer to fill a need. Some groups need drivers to deliver food, others cooks to help prepare food. “We’re always looking for assistance in handing out food and working on food distribution,” says Nina Bachrach of Bergen Volunteers. You can find opportunities at bergenvolunteers.org.

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It’s hard to predict what shenanigans your relatives might pull at this year’s holiday dinner, but at least you can take solace in knowing the food will be good. These fancy make-ahead recipes, courtesy of Alex Hitz’s The Art of the Host: Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining, are surefire hits.

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BEVERLY HILLS EGGNOG Yields: 12–16 servings

n 12 eggs, separated n 2½ cups sugar n 1 tsp. plus a pinch salt, divided n 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract n 4 cups (1 quart) excellentquality bourbon n 3 cups heavy cream n ground nutmeg and cinnamon, for garnish

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the egg yolks, sugar, 1 tsp. of the salt, vanilla and bourbon, and beat them together on medium speed until they are light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the heavy cream, but do not whip it. Clean and dry the stand mixer’s bowl, and add the egg whites. Whip the egg whites on medium speed with the remaining pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites carefully into the egg yolk mixture and refrigerate the eggnog covered for at least 4 four hours and up to 3 days before serving it cold.

“With so much noise around us, it’s essential to make the space as relaxed and inviting as possible for your guests. Burn a spicedscented soy candle for a cozy atmosphere, and create a calm setting with seasonal music in the background.” —Christine Figliuolo, Creations By Christine Events, Waldwick

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SMOKED SALMON GALETTE WITH CAVIAR Yields: 10–12 servings

n 1 lb. cream cheese n ¼ cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise or ¼ cup sour cream

n 2 large shallots, finely chopped n 3 Tbs. plus 1½ tsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed n ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped n ½ tsp. salt n ½ tsp. ground black pepper n 2½ lbs. smoked salmon, thinly sliced n black pepper, freshly cracked n as much excellent-quality caviar as you like n zest of 2 lemons, grated then finely chopped, for garnish

Line an 8½-inch springform pan with plastic wrap. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, shallots, 3 Tbs. of lemon juice, dill, salt and ground black pepper and beat them together for a couple of minutes until they are thoroughly combined, smooth and spreadable. Assemble a layer of salmon slices at the bottom of the prepared springform pan, making sure the entire bottom is covered, and placing the pieces so they are facing in the same direction for a finished product that looks uniform and gorgeous. Dot the salmon layer with ¼ tsp. of the remaining lemon juice and some freshly cracked black pepper, and then spread 5 Tbs. of the cream cheese mixture evenly over the layer. Repeat this step until you have six layers, and then press down on the last layer to fully compress the galette. Reserve any excess filling to finish the galette. The excess can be kept in the refrigerator and brought to room temperature before finishing. Let the galette chill, covered in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days, before serving. To serve, invert the galette onto a serving platter, cover it with the remaining cream cheese mixture, then garnish it with the caviar, lemon zest and more cracked black pepper. Slice the galette into 10–12 wedges and serve it cold.

“A beautiful table takes more than just great food. Start with a festive runner—whether on the kitchen table, dining table or kitchen island. For fall, I decorate with small gourds and mini pumpkins dressed up with sparkle paint or self-stick rhinestones. Different size lanterns with battery-operated candles on the runner look great.” —Christine Figliuolo, Creations By Christine Events, Waldwick

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LOUISE’S SEAFOOD POT PIE Yields: 10–12 servings

n 12 Tbs. (1½ sticks) butter, plus more for greasing the pan n 3 lbs. mixed shellfish, such as finely diced shrimp, lobster, scallops, crabmeat or oysters n 2¼ tsp. salt, divided n 1¼ plus 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper, divided n 1½ cups dry vermouth n 1 lb. medium button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced n 2 large shallots, finely diced n 1½ cups milk n 1½ cups plus 2 Tbs. heavy cream n ½ cup white wine n 1 tsp. dry mustard n 4 Tbs. tomato paste n 2 tsp. dried tarragon n 4 Tbs. all-purpose flour n 1 lb. Gruyère cheese, grated n 1 (11-x-16-inch) sheet allbutter puff pastry n 1 egg

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 9-x-13-inch baking dish. Melt 8 Tbs. of the butter in a large, heavy stockpot over medium-high heat. When the foaming has subsided, add the seafood, ¾ tsp. of the salt and ½ tsp. of the black pepper and sauté the seafood approximately 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula until it is only partially cooked through. Add the vermouth and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes or so until the seafood is just cooked through but still very rare. Drain the seafood in a colander over a bowl, set aside the seafood and return the liquid back to the stockpot. Add the mushrooms and shallots, ¼ tsp. of the salt and 1/8 tsp. of the black pepper and let the mushrooms and shallots steep in the liquid approximately 5-7 minutes, until they are just cooked through. Then drain them into a colander over a bowl, set aside the vegetables and return the liquid to the stockpot. Add the milk, 1½ cups of the heavy cream, the white wine, dry mustard, tomato paste, tarragon and the remaining 1¼ tsp. salt and ¾ tsp. black pepper, and whisk the mixture vigorously to break up the tomato paste. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer. In a separate heavy skillet over medium-high heat, melt the remaining 4 Tbs. butter and the flour together to make a roux, and then add it to the milk-cream mixture, again whisking vigorously to break up any lumps, then bring it to a boil and remove from the heat. Whisk in the cheese a little at a time to make a smooth sauce. Add the cooked seafood and mushrooms to the prepared baking dish, pour the sauce over the seafood and mushrooms, and place the puff pastry on top, trimming the edges to make it neat. (The pot pie may be assembled up to this point, covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days before bringing it to room temperature again before finishing the cooking.) In a small bowl, beat the egg with the remaining 2 Tbs. heavy cream. Brush the puff pastry with the egg wash, place the baking dish on a sheet pan as there will be overflow from the cheese and then place the pot pie in the oven. Bake it for 25-30 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and cooked through. Let the pot pie rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

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AUTUMN SPLENDOR Whether you dress to impress or want to keep it casual, let these looks inspire your style choices this season. Photography by Michael Cogliantry

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This page, turtleneck by Iro, Bloomingdale’s, Hackensack, 201.457.2000. Jeans by Veronica Beard, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920. Opposite page, coat by Herno, Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122. Top and pants by Nili Lotan, Gito, Englewood, 201.541.7330.

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CAFÉ LANDTMANN,VIENNA, AUSTRIA: In this cultural mecca along the Danube River, the coffeehouse is as much a cherished institution as the Vienna Opera Ball. Three centuries of tradition puts the Viennese café on the must-see list, right up there with the city’s museums and palaces. Don’t take our word for it. Viennese Coffee House Culture is listed on the Austrian inventory of the National Agency for the Intangible Cultural Heritage. One of the best cafés to sample for a sense of this tradition is Café Landtmann. Owned by the Querfeld family for more than 140 years, this café has mastered the fine art of sweet temptation in a setting that blends with fresh-baked delicacies from the patisserie. Here, shaping pastries by hand is a rigorous art. The Landtmann’s specialties are Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) and Maroni Blüte (a bloom of chestnuts). And why stop there? The chef de cuisine can prepare a classic Austrian entrée such as wiener schnitzel or goulash, or perhaps a seasonal dish for variety. From breakfast to midnight, you can have it all in the style of a grand café. Or stop by after the theater and sip your brew in the popular glass enclosure—it’s outdoor dining without the elements.

BEST CAFÉS IN EUROPE Find your bliss and get wrapped up in the culture of small bites and people-watching at these gems across the pond. By Donna Rolando

Don’t let the word fool you: A café (with or without the accent mark, or the double f) is a coffeehouse, but that doesn’t mean it’s strictly about steaming cups of java brewed to perfection. In fact, walking into a café and ordering just a cuppa joe is like visiting a Michelin-star restaurant for the salad alone. It leaves a lot undiscovered. Whether you’re on a quest to find romance in Paris or culture in Vienna, your travel itinerary is not complete without experiencing a café the way it was meant to be. A little history lesson: The first café was created in Constantinople in 1550, but by the 17th century, cafés were all the rage in Italy, France, Germany and England. This was an idea born to grow, and today wherever there is a hub of activity, you’re likely to find a café. Take time to experience what the elite have enjoyed over the years. And cafés aren’t just for foodies. They are the perfect starter or topper for your traveling day, whatever form that day may take after the recent travails of COVID. What makes a café one of the best? Imagine decadent pastries handcrafted by skilled artists, the finest food and a cozy, candle-lit atmosphere like that of a second living room, often with a ’Gramworthy view. Are these, then, the six absolutely top cafés in Europe? We’ll guarantee only this: Any other establishment that challenges one of them for a spot on this list will know it’s been in a fight. BERGENMAG.COM

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LA FABRICA, GIRONA, SPAIN: You may not need directions to reach this famous coffeehouse. The aroma of fresh specialty coffee beans wafting down the cobblestone alleys of Girona has been known to tempt even those with strong willpower. Many of those who stop by are cyclists, and that’s fitting; in a rustic setting of brick and cobbled stone is a tribute to cycling history. This light and airy space with high ceilings, concrete floors and greenery was a labor of love for restaurant owners Christian and Amber Meier. The couple found their way to Girona more than 12 years ago because Christian was pursuing a promising career as a professional cyclist. The restaurant was Amber’s passion, and the risk paid off. The menu is based on their travels around the world, an example being hummingbird cake—think carrot cake but with pineapple. Even the coffee is the best the world has to offer, whether it’s the vibrant fruity notes of high-altitude African beans or Brazilian beans’ chocolatey sweetness. With a sumptuous meal and your favorite brew, you’ll have the energy to explore the Catalonia region with its medieval architecture and landscaped gardens. Aren’t we always better after coffee?

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CAFÉ GERBEAUD, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY:

They say “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Well, apply that principle to Porto and you’ll be breaking all diet taboos. Here, sweet pastries are not only on the menu; they are the custom for breakfast. And there’s no better place than this in which to indulge. Before taking a lazy cruise on the famed Douro River, start the day right at a café that’s serious about its coffee, be it a specialty traditional roast or a unique texture or flavor. With more than 115 years of history under its belt, Café a Brasileira inspires with ’Gram-worthy views both inside and out. The elegant dining area features ornate arches and bountiful chandeliers, but the eye is equally drawn to the wall of glass for an unbridled view of the tree-lined street bustling with activity. The architecture of this coastal city served as inspiration for J. K. Rowling’s Hogwarts. So savor a light meal or fine pastry and get your creative juices going while sipping a favorite brew. Who knows what might come of your Porto café visit?

A traditional coffeehouse since 1858, Café Gerbeaud is an iconic feature of Vörösmarty Square in Budapest. While you’re in Hungary’s capital, take an evening cruise on the Danube or unwind in the famed thermal spas. But don’t forget to satisfy your craving at what has been called one of Europe’s finest pastry shops. You’ll be following the path of royalty. Take your espresso on the terrace overlooking the square or Váci Utca, the city’s most celebrated street. Or relax in the grand dining area where marble tables and high ceilings reflect sheer elegance. This is no time to count calories, with one of the best-known Hungarian desserts—the Gerbeaud cake—close enough to make your mouth water. Gerbeaud cake is layered with walnuts and apricot jam filling—blanketed with chocolate. The café is also noted for its Dobos cake, handmade bonbons and the list goes on. The café’s namesake, Emil Gerbeaud, who came from a family of confectioners, founded a small chocolate factory on the premises—that’s how much he appreciated the sweet of lovers. Some other favorites are pancakes stuffed with walnuts, smoked salmon and Hungarian cuisine.

ANTICO CAFFÉ GRECO, ROME, ITALY:

LES DEUX MAGOTS, PARIS, FRANCE:

To say Italians are serious about their coffee is like saying the Tiber is damp. Italia claims the title of the world’s coffee capital, and it’s as passionate about preserving its café heritage as it is its museums. Pressures over the years have threatened Rome’s oldest café, Antico Caffé Greco, started more than 250 years ago. But the Italian government infused survival in its bones. Even its furnishings and artwork are protected in a 1953 decree. Good to know, because the Caffé, located on the Via Condotti close to the Spanish Steps, is a must-see after a day of sightseeing in the Eternal City. For ages it’s been the “in” spot for the rich and famous, everyone from Liz Taylor to Princess Diana, and with good reason. Perfection—that’s been the goal for hundreds of years for the brew the Caffé serves in elegant cups or packs for the home connoisseur. Guests are invited to “take your Italian home,” choosing from a variety of perfect historic blends. And the in-house coffee menu is extensive, with varieties ranging from chocolate to ginseng. Bring your appetite because Italians are also known for delizioso food, and Caffé Greco doesn’t disappoint with its pasta mignon, tiramisu or cheesecake. So mangia!

Do you have the soul of a poet or artist? You’re in good company at Les Deux Magots, one of the oldest cafes in Paris. Writer Ernest Hemingway and painter Pablo Picasso are among the creative types who’ve been drawn over the years to this landmark ideally located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Even J. J. Abrams, one of the directors of the Star Wars films, sought inspiration for the seventh “episode” within its storied walls. And the café has its own literary award to keep the muse flourishing. But if you’re a tourist with a full agenda of sightseeing, you’d probably be happy with a great place to eat—Les Deux Magots is that too. Take the chill off with a double espresso or a hot chocolate served in a steaming pot, a perfect companion for your raspberries and cream, fresh pastries or chocolate lava cake à la mode. Or try some hearty fare such as crispy sea bass in candied fennel and citrus butter sauce after nibbling on a selection of matured cheeses. With outdoor dining among its features, the Les Deux Magots has been at its location since 1873.

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RED REIGNS Ready to venture into something new in red wine? Let’s make it something you’ll enjoy. By Josh Sens Stop us if you’ve had this experience before: You’re browsing in a wine shop or flipping through a wine list, and suddenly it hits you. You’re dizzied by the options. The shelves are jammed with bottles. The list goes on for pages. Making a selection is a lot more complicated than simply choosing white or red. “There are literally thousands of grape varietals out there, with names that start with every letter of the alphabet,” says Rick Arline, sommelier and wine director of Auburn, a celebrated fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles. “Even if you are pretty well versed in wine, it can be enough to make your head spin.” One way to proceed is to stick with what you know, the triedand-true varietals you’ve long enjoyed. Or you could embrace the spirit of adventure and opt for a wine you’ve never had before. While beloved grapes, such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir, all have distinctive traits, they also share a kinship with other, less familiar varietals. Up for something new? We’ve composed a list of tempting alternatives, relying on Arline as our guide.

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IF YOU LIKE MERLOT TRY . . .

IF YOU LIKE PINOT NOIR TRY . . .

ZINFANDEL: Planted in roughly 10 percent of California vineyards, zinfandel has been around the Golden State so long (its roots reach back to the 1800s) it’s had a chance to become misunderstood. “Some people think of it as a jammy, gloopy wine for barbecues,” Arline says. “But it can be very elegant and nuanced, with the structure and extraction that people like in cabernet sauvignon, but also leaner and fresher.” Joseph Swan Bastoni Zinfandel, 2013. $29.99

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO: Produced in the vineyards outside the Tuscan town of Montalcino, some 50 miles south of Florence, Brunello is one of Italy’s most prized wines. Soft and rich, it has a supple beauty that Arline says is reminiscent of the best merlots. Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Annata, 2010. $125

DOLCETTO D’ALBA: Dolcetto means “little sweet one” in Italian. That doesn’t mean it’s cloying, just often low in acid, light and bright and wonderfully versatile with food. Vietti Dolcetto d’Alba Tre Vigne, 2017. $19.99

SYRAH: A wonderfully versatile varietal, syrah, Arline says, can be by turns powerful and savory, or round and fruit-driven. “It’s a little different every time,” he says. “But it’s always unmistakably syrah.” Central Coast Group Project White Hawk Vineyard Syrah, 2013. $75 RIOJA: Dark and moody with complex notes of ripe plum, rioja “is for people who love cab and want those qualities without paying extra for the new oak,” says Arline. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva, 2006. $40

CARIGNAN: Fruit-forward with hints of spice, this food-friendly varietal finds many expressions but none better than the wines of the Corbiéres appellation in the Languedoc region of southern France. Clos de l’Anhel Les Terrassettes, 2016. $17.99 TEMPRANILLO: Smooth and fruit-forward with a structure that can range from medium- to-full bodied, Tempranillo has a quiet elegance, like merlot, that can take on great complexity as it ages. Alión Ribera del Duero, 2013. $102

BARBERA D’ALBA: Deep in color, high in acid and low in tannins, this Italian varietal is often more full-bodied than pinot noir, but makes a graceful dinnertime companion. Borgogno Barbera d’Alba, 2017. $24 GAMAY: A close cousin to pinot noir, gamay grows next door to Burgundy, France in a region called Beaujolais. The wines it yields are light-bodied and fruity, often with a refreshing tartness. They can be especially delicious when slightly chilled. Domaine Marcel Lapierre “Raisins Gaulois” Vin de France, 2017. $17.99

LOCAL TOAST Having access to the world’s best wines has never been easier thanks to the fine wine stores and distributors in Bergen County. A seemingly endless number of whites and reds, including the above recommendations from Los Angeles restaurant Auburn wine director Rick Arline, can be found in Bergen shops such as: n Bin52 Wine & Gourmet, 396 Rte. 17, Paramus, 201.701.1910, bin52.com n Carlo Russo’s Wine & Spirit World, 626 N. Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.444.2033, carlorussowine.com n Englewood Wine Merchants, 1 Engle St., Englewood, 201.568.8820, englewoodwinemerchants.com

n Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, 67 Vervalen St., Closter, 201.297.5000, garyswine.com n Mason’s Cellar, 32 Ames Ave., Rutherford, 201.935.1212, masonscellar.com n Super Cellars, 32 S. Broad St., Ridgewood, 201.444.0012, supercellars.com BERGENMAG.COM

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A feast isn’t a feast without something deliciously sweet to finish it off. These desserts will “wow” a crowd and conclude a perfectly yummy meal.

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PEACH, RASPBERRY AND APPLE COBBLER Yields: 6–8 servings

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For the filling: n 1 large Bramley apple n 12 oz. peaches n ¼ cup raspberries n ½ cup caster sugar n juice of ½ lemon For the toppings: n 1.2 cups plain flour n 1 tsp. baking powder n pinch of fine salt n ½ cup. caster sugar n ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed n 2 Tbs. milk

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Peel the apple, remove the core and chop into large chunks. Stone the peaches and cut them into equal-size pieces. Mix both fruits with the raspberries in a ceramic ovenproof dish, measuring about 10x7x2 inches. Add the sugar and lemon juice and mix really well with the fruit. Make the topping by stirring together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the cold cubed butter and mix until you reach fine crumb stage. Add the milk to bring it together into a soft, thick batter (don’t mix this for too long, just until it comes together). Dollop large tablespoons of batter over the top of the fruit in the dish. There’s no need to completely cover it; the beauty of a cobbler is seeing the fruit bubble over the topping. Bake for 35–40 minutes, until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling. Test that the cobbler topping is fully baked by gently lifting a bit up with a spoon: If it looks like raw cake batter inside or underneath, return it to the oven for another 10–15 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream, custard or cream.

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To make this dish gluten free, substitute the plain flour for buckwheat flour, or try oat flour for more soluble fiber. If there is a lactose intolerance or food allergy, try a plant-based milk, and use coconut cream or full-fat oat milk as a vegan replacement for the double cream.” —Janet Brancato, registered dietitian nutritionist, Nutopia, Glen Rock

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MISO CARAMEL AND CHOCOLATE TART Yields: One 8-inch tart

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For the tart base n 3.5 oz. dark chocolate, chopped n 3 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted n 3¼ cup roasted hazelnuts, lightly crushed n 3½ cup bran flakes cereal, lightly crushed n pinch of sea salt flakes For the miso caramel: n ¼ cup caster sugar n ½ Tbs. unsalted butter n 4 Tbs. double cream n 1 Tbs. white miso paste For the dark chocolate ganache: n 1½ cups double cream n ½ cup milk chocolate, chopped n ¾ cup dark chocolate, chopped

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Start with the tart base. Melt the chocolate and butter together over a bain-marie or in short bursts in the microwave. In a large bowl, mix together the hazelnuts, bran flakes and salt. Pour in the melted chocolate mixture and stir well. Press into an 8-inch tart tin, into the bottom and up the sides. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t reach to the very top of the tin, you want just enough to give you a good edge of roughly 1-inch deep. Place in the fridge to chill for up to an hour. For the miso caramel, make a direct caramel in a saucepan by placing it over a medium heat, sprinkling in the sugar and letting it melt to a dark caramel. Add the butter and whisk well, then pour in the cream and let it bubble for a minute. Remove from the heat and whisk in the miso paste. Set aside for a few minutes. When the caramel has cooled slightly, pour it into a heatproof dish and allow to cool further. You want it to be at pouring consistency but not hot.

Use a dark chocolate with at least 70 percent cocoa content or higher for the most health benefits. Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, lower in sugar and contains a higher concentration of antioxidants, which are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and have anti-inflammatory properties.”

— Michelle Rauch, registered dietitian, The Actors Fund Home, Englewood

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PASSION CAKE Yields: One 8-inch cake

INGREDIENTS*:

For the cake: n 1½ cup walnuts n 2 eggs, lightly beaten n 1/3 cup light brown sugar n ½ tsp. fine salt n 1 tsp. ground cinnamon n ½ tsp ground ginger n ½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda n 1 tsp. baking powder n 1¼ cups plain flour n ¾ cup whole meal flour n 1 cup neutral oil n 1 ripe banana n approximately 2 cups grated carrots n a few drops of orange blossom water For the icing: n ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened n 1¼ tsp. caster sugar n pinch of sea salt flakes n 1½ cups cream cheese, at room temperature n 1 passion fruit n 2 Tbs. icing sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 320°F. Line two 8-inch cake tins with baking paper. Spread the walnuts over a baking tray. Toast in the oven for 12–15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Cool completely, then crush the nuts. Set aside. Whisk the eggs with the sugar in a stand mixer on a medium speed until pale, thick and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix together the salt, ground spices, both raising agents and both flours. Pour the oil into the egg mixture slowly, feeding it in bit by bit, and making sure it is fully incorporated before the next addition. Separately mush up the banana properly with a fork and add this to the egg mixture. Add the dry ingredients and mix well until fully incorporated.

Swap in unsweetened applesauce or a fruit puree for the oil at a 1:1 ratio to reduce calories and fat. Fruit purees such as mango or pineapple will pair nicely.”

— Michelle Rauch, registered dietitian, The Actors Fund Home, Englewood

Stir in the carrot, toasted crushed walnuts and orange blossom water. Divide the mixture between the prepared tins. Bake for 30–35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tins. For the icing, beat the butter and caster sugar together for a few minutes until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add the salt and all the cream cheese. Beat this for a few minutes until it just comes together. Do not over-mix it! Scrape out the seeds and juice from the passion fruit and tip into the mixer. Sift in the icing sugar and beat again quickly until combined. Use immediately, or store in the fridge until you are ready to spread it in between and on top of the cooled cakes. This cake will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for three days.

*Please note that all measurements have been converted from British grams and are approximate. All photos and recipes are reprinted with permission from Sugar, I Love You by Ravneet Gill. Photos by Ellis Parrinder. Pavilion Books 2021.

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ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHARLES C. ABUT Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa, LLC 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 706 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3366 HARRY G. CARROLL Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202 ROBERT P. CONTILLO Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-489-9110 PETER E. DOYNE Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-489-9110 SCOTT W. ORR The Law Offices of Scott W. Orr, Esq., MBA, LLC 52 Forest Ave., Suite 201 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-932-1199 MARY ANN STOKES Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 APPELLATE PRACTICE ANDREW P. BOLSON Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202 MICHAEL T. CAULFIELD Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-500-8914 AUDRA DePAOLO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 PETER J. GALLAGHER Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-489-9110

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IRA E. WEINER Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2140

JOEL R. GLUCKSMAN Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-7095

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KIM R. LYNCH Forman Holt Attorneys at Law 365 W. Passaic St., Suite 400 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201-845-1000

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FRANCIS J. BATTERSBY The Law Office of Francis J. Battersby 4 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland, NJ 07436 201-337-4104

ROBERT A. BLASS Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2136

DANIELE CERVINO Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2125

JEFFREY S. BROWN Garfunkel Wild, PC 411 Hackensack Ave., Floor 5 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-883-1030

HOWARD P. DAVIS Davis Environmental Law 580 Sylvan Ave., Suite 2D Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-541-9737

JORDAN S. GOLDSMITH Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

LEONARD Z. KAUFMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

LEE S. GOLDSMITH Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

JOHN M. SCAGNELLI Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-4100

ARMAND LEONE, JR. Britcher Leone, LLC 175 Rock Rd., Suite 4 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-444-1644

THEODORE A. SCHWARTZ Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-7190

ROBERT J. McGUIRL Law Offices of Robert J. McGuirl, LLC 295 Spring Valley Rd. Park Ridge, NJ 07656 201-391-8200

TODD W. TERHUNE Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-7198

MICHAEL L. PRIGOFF Lebson & Prigoff, LLC 560 Sylvan Ave., Suite 1205 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-568-4000

GENERAL PRACTICE

IMMIGRATION

STEPHEN W. BIALKOWSKI Law Offices of Stephen Bialkowski, LLC 275 N. Franklin Tpke. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-962-9200

DAVID H. NACHMAN Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak Law Group, PC 487 Goffle Rd. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-759-4333

FREDERICK E. GERSON Feitlin, Youngman, Karas & Gerson, LLC 65 Harristown Rd., Suite 207 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-791-4400

WILLIAM J. QUIRK William J. Quirk, Esq., LLC 354 State St., Suite 202 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-968-0800

RICHARD F.X. REGAN DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP 61 S. Paramus Rd., Suite 250 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-907-5276

TOP LAWYERS LISTINGS

JOSHUA P. COHN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

PRERAK A. ZAVERI Zaveri Law Firm, PC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-289-5393

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TOP LAWYERS LISTINGS

INSURANCE BRIAN R. ADE Rivkin Radler, LLP 25 Main St., Suite 501 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-287-2461 FRANK M. COSCIA Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 W. Century Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-225-2722 CAROLYN GERACI FROME Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800 VICTORIA R. PEKERMAN Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-897-2411 VALERIE A. VLADYKA Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 W. Century Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-225-2729 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RONALD S. BIENSTOCK Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-7169 NANCY A. DEL PIZZO Rivkin Radler, LLP 25 Main St., Suite 501 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-287-2472 ROBERT J. KLEEBLATT Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800 ARNOLD D. LITT Archer Law 21 Main St., Suite 353 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-6000 RICHARD L. RAVIN Hartman & Winnicki, PC 74 Passaic St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-967-8040 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT BRUCE L. ATKINS Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, PC 21 Main St., Suite 352 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-245-8894

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JOHN J.D. BURKE Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-7011

KAROL C. WALKER Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP 25 Main St., Suite 500 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-708-8245

DANIELLE J. CARDONE Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-500-8914

CHARLES R. COHEN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

LITIGATION

CHRISTOPHER CAVALLI Callagy Law 650 From Rd., Suite 565 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-425-1904

CAITLIN P. DETTMER Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-7016 ROBERT S. DOWD, JR. Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr., LLC 100 Challenger Rd., Suite 100 Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 201-489-3900

ARTHUR N. CHAGARIS Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2141 MICHAEL J. COHEN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800 PHILIP DE VENCENTES Galantucci & Patuto 21 Main St., Suite 151 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-646-1100

ALEXANDRA M. COGLIANESE Bremer & Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-2141 JOSHUA P. COHN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 MARA L. DOOSKIN Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group 21 Main St., Suite 354 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-642-2000

EVAN L. GOLDMAN Goldman Davis Krumholz & Dillon, PC 3 University Plaza, Suite 410 Hackensack, NJ 07501 201-488-2600

CHARLES J.X. KAHWATY Law Offices of Charles J.X. Kahwaty 67 E. Ridgewood Ave. Floor 2, Suite A Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-0006

BRIAN HAMBURGER Hamburger Law Firm, LLC 61 W. Palisade Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-705-1200

R.N. TENDAI RICHARDS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

ANNE M. FOX Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202

STEVEN B. HARZ Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC 15 Warren St., PH West Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-464-5155

JONATHAN VENDER Shafron Law Group, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 400 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-7200

FREDERIC C. GOETZ Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC 167 Main Street Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-313-4500

MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY

KERI L. GREENE Bremer & Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr. Suite 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-2141

RANDI W. KOCHMAN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6309 KENNETH K. LEHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800 MICHAEL MOREA Morea Law, LLC 555 Goffle Rd., Suite 202 Ridgewood, NJ 07452 201-345-5412 SHEILA O’SHEA-CRISCIONE Carcich O’Shea, LLC 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-431-7360

CHARLES C. ABUT Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa, LLC 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 706 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3366 JAN L. BERNSTEIN Phillips Nizer, LLP 433 Hackensack Ave., Suite 803 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-975-4417

BARRY L. KAUFMAN Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kaufman, PC 21 Main St., Suite 100 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-982-7255

KEVIN L. BREMER Bremer & Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-2141

JULIE L. KIM Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

JOSHUA T. BUCKNER Bremer & Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Suite 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-2141

AMY E. LEFKOWITZ Law Offices of Curt J. Geisler 215 Lanza Ave. Garfield, NJ 07026 973-772-8289

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GERI LANDAU SQUIRE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

MADELINE MARZANOLESNEVICH Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC 21 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-1161

MARY ANN STOKES Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

EVELYN NISSIRIOS Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202 FRANCESCA M. O’CATHAIN Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC 21 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-1161 STEPHANIE O’NEILL Bozanian McGregor, LLC 650 From Rd., Suite 265 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-947-1500 SCOTT W. ORR The Law Offices of Scott W. Orr, Esq., MBA, LLC 52 Forest Ave., Suite 201 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-932-1199 ERIKA R. PICCIRILLO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 SILVANA D. RASO Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-500-8914 JASON ROTH Murano & Roth, LLC 800 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 202N Oradell, NJ 07649 201-265-3400 STEVEN R. RUBENSTEIN Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202 BRIAN E. SHEA Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202

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VICTORIA TOMASELLA Tomasella & Associates, LLC 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-975-6759 AMANDA S. TRIGG Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 COURTNEY VACCA Tomasella & Associates, LLC 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-975-6759 BARI ZELL WEINBERGER Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group 119 Cherry Hill Rd., Suite 120 Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-520-8822

NEGLIGENCE RICHARD A. SCHNOLL Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 PERSONAL INJURY WILLIAM C. BOCHET Muscarella Bochet Edwards & D’Alessandro, PC 10-04 River Rd. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-796-3100 PETER BRISKIN Law Office of Peter Briskin, PC 22-01 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 908-279-7979 E. DREW BRITCHER Britcher Leone, LLC 175 Rock Rd., Suite 4 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-444-1644 BRANDON J. BRODERICK Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law 65 Route 4 East River Edge, NJ 07661 201-853-1505

BARRY A. KNOPF Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 LISA A. LEHRER Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC 375 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-907-5000 MICHAEL MAGGIANO Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, PC 201 Columbia Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-425-1274 THOMAS RANDALL Randall & Randall, LLC 287 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201-690-1017 RICHARD A. REINARTZ The Reinartz Law Firm 21 Main St., Suite 205 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-289-8614 JAN K. SEIGEL Seigel Law 505 Goffle Rd., Suite 204 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-4000

SAMUEL L. DAVIS Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC 375 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-907-5000

JONAS K. SEIGEL Seigel Law 505 Goffle Rd., Suite 204 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-4000 PRODUCT LIABILITY

MEDIA

MICHAEL J. EPSTEIN The Epstein Law Firm, PA 340 W. Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201-231-7847

WALTER M. LUERS Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

EVAN L. GOLDMAN Goldman Davis Krumholz & Dillon, PC 3 University Plaza, Suite 410 Hackensack, NJ 07501 201-488-2600

MUNICIPAL

JORDAN S. GOLDSMITH Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

RICHARD H. WEINER Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kaufman, PC 21 Main St., Suite 100 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-982-7255

JOHN J.D. BURKE Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-7011 CAITLIN P. DETTMER Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-7016

DENNIS G. HARRAKA Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

TOP LAWYERS LISTINGS

JOSEPH V. MACERI Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa, LLC 401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 706 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3366

BARRY A. KNOPF Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY ROBERT A. BERNS Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP 25 Main St., Suite 500 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-708-8231 PUBLIC FINANCE FRANK SCANGARELLA Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

BRIAN A. HELD Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, PC 440 Rt. 17 North Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201-288-2022

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TOP LAWYERS LISTINGS

REAL ESTATE MITCHELL W. ABRAHAMS Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6292 RICHARD W. ABRAMSON Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6218 GARY M. ALBRECHT Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6226 JOSEPH L. BASRALIAN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800 FRANCIS J. BATTERSBY The Law Office of Francis J. Battersby 4 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland, NJ 07436 201-337-4104 WENDY M. BERGER Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6203 JOHN A. CONTE, JR. Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202 MERCEDES DIEGO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 ANDREW T. FEDE Archer Law 21 Main St., Suite 353 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-6000 LISA D. FISCHBERG Lisa D. Fischberg, Esq. 16 Seneca Trce. Haworth, NJ 07641 201-385-7024 GARY GIANNANTONIO Giannantonio & Roth, LLC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-853-0100

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RONALD P. GROSEIBL Ronald P. Groseibl, Esq. 17-10 River Rd., Suite 3C Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-794-2301

ANDREW J. NAIDECK Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-500-8914

CAL R. FEINGOLD Feingold & Edelblum, LLC 2 University Plaza, Suite 307 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-880-6640

KURT HARTMANN Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 433 Hackensack Ave., Suite 1002 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-649-8088

JOHN B. NEWMAN Newman, Simpson & Cohen, LLP 32 Mercer St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-0200

MICHAEL H. FORMAN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6333

MICHAEL E. JONES Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6201

STUART REISER Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-897-2411

ARTHUR I. GOLDBERG Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

MARTIN W. KAFAFIAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2142

ANDREW ROTH Giannantonio & Roth, LLC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-853-0100

RICHARD R. KAHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

JOHN A. SCHEPISI Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-500-8914

IAN S. KLEEBLATT Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

RICHARD D. WOLLOCH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

JAN ALAN LEWIS Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6228

SECURITIES

ARNOLD D. LITT Archer Law 21 Main St., Suite 353 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-6000 CARMINE LoFARO LoFaro Carver Higgins, LLC 20 Court St., Suite 4 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-498-0400 THOMAS LOIKITH Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-359-3551

DANIEL A. BERNSTEIN Hamburger Law Firm, LLC 61 W. Palisade Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-705-1200 JOSEPH ( JAY) B. BROWN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600 GIANFRANCO A. PIETRAFESA Archer Law 21 Main St., Suite 353 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-498-8559 TAXATION

LISA M. MICHURA Lisa M. Michura, Attorney At Law 257 E. Ridgewood Ave., Suite 303 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-652-4100

KENNETH S. APFEL Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP 411 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-897-2411

FAITH E. MIROS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

CHRISTOPHER D. BYERS Byers & Byers, PA 201 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07451 201-447-0047

IRA J. KALTMAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2136 JONATHAN KUKIN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800 JEFFREY R. PITTARD Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-896-4100 MARC A. RASO Raso Legal Group, LLC 550 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 138 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-977-1960 JEFFREY H. SCHECHTER Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6315 TRUSTS & ESTATES, WILLS & PROBATE LORRAINE A. ABRAHAM Cullen and Dykman, LLP 433 Hackensack Ave., Suite 12b Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-1300 PETER J. BAKARICH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800 MARC R. BERMAN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6270

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ALIZA F. BURNS Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 433 Hackensack Ave., Suite 1002 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-649-8022 NAOMI B. COLLIER Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 21 Main St., Suite 200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-639-2011 AUDRA DePAOLO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP 250 Pehle Ave., Suite 401 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-845-9600

STEVEN D. LEIPZIG Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6340

STEVEN COHEN Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC 375 Cedar Ln. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-907-5000

JOHN J. LAMB Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2173

JANET B. LURIE Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202

CHRISTOPHER DIGIROLAMO Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, PC 201 Columbia Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-425-1274

GREGORY MEESE Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, PC 50 Tice Blvd., Suite 380 Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201-701-1850

LAUREN I. MECHALY Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 W. Century Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-225-2701 LAWRENCE N. MEYERSON Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202

MARTIN J. DEVER, JR. Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

GEOFFREY D. MUELLER The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Mueller, LLC 610 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-569-2533

MICHAEL H. FORMAN Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6333

DAVID M. REPETTO Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-359-3576

CAROL A. HAWK Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202

MARTIN M. SHENKMAN Shenkman Law 400 Kelby St., Floor 12 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-845-8400

IRA J. KALTMAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2136 ROBERT A. KNEE The Knee Law Firm, LLC 21 Main St., Suite 150 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-996-1200 JONATHAN KUKIN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800 ROCCO J. LABELLA Ferro Labella & Weiss, LLC 27 Warren St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-489-9110

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REGINA M. SPIELBERG Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 W. Century Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-225-2704 SAMUEL WEINER Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6260 LORI I. WOLF Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6291 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION JEFFREY I. AMTMAN Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Amtman 157 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-7574

SEAN M. DILLON Sean M. Dillon Attorney at Law, LLC 70 Hilltop Rd., Suite 1002 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-818-0051 APRIL M. GILMORE The Epstein Law Firm, PA 340 W. Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201-231-7847 JOYCE A. PARISI Parisi & Gerlanc, Attorneys at Law 190 Moore St., Suite 460 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-587-8915 MICHAEL S. ROSENBERG Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, PC 440 Rt. 17 North Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201-288-2022 JEFFREY R. YOUNGMAN Feitlin, Youngman, Karas & Gerson, LLC 65 Harristown Rd., Suite 207 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-791-4400 ZONING, PLANNING & LAND USE WENDY M. BERGER Cole Schotz, PC 25 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-6203 JOHN A. CONTE, JR. Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, PA 1 Paragon Dr., Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-802-9202

DAVID M. REPETTO Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-359-3576 BRUCE R. ROSENBERG Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

TOP LAWYERS LISTINGS

NAIM D. BULBULIA Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 433 Hackensack Ave., Suite 1002 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-649-8061

JOHN A. SCHEPISI Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-500-8914 NICHOLAS G. SEKAS Sekas Law Group, LLC 530 Sylvan Ave., Suite 201 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-285-2627 DANIEL L. STEINHAGEN Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2128 MICHAEL G. STINGONE Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800 MARLA WOLFE TAUS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3800

ANTIMO A. DEL VECCHIO Beattie Padovano, LLC 200 Market St., Suite 401 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-799-2149 ANTHONY N. GAETA Gaeta Law Firm, LLC 301 Route 17 North, Suite 505 Rutherford, NJ 07070 201-939-3304

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

FRANCESCA O’CATHAIN, ESQ., MADELINE MARZANO-LESNEVICH, ESQ. AND WALTER A. LESNEVICH, ESQ.

LESNEVICH, MARZANO-LESNEVICH, O’CATHAIN & O’CATHAIN, LLC

Court Plaza South, West Wing, 21 Main St., Suite 250, Hackensack, NJ 07601 PH: 201.488.1161 | FX: 201.488.1162 | www.lmllawyers.com WE’RE THE BEST IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. (BECAUSE IT’S OUR BACKYARD TOO.) Bergen County’s your backyard, and we’ve been selected, once again, as Bergen County Top Lawyers. Why are we the best in your own backyard? We’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s our backyard too. We work here— at our offices in Hackensack. We dine here— at restaurant from our favorite local red sauce joint to the Shops at Riverside. And we live here— going on three generations. Francesca O’Cathain, Esq., Co-Chair of the Family Law Department, grew up in Bergen County, and now raises her family here. She recently returned from the American Bar Association’s Family Law Fall CLE conference, where she lectured on divorce with children with special needs, a topic of personal importance to her. Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, Esq., Co-Chair of the Family Law Department, reared her children in Bergen County – and recently moved within the county. She is a past President of the national

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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. Walt Lesnevich, Esq., Co-Chair of the Personal Injury Department, was born in Cliffside Park, and has lived in Bergen County his whole life. A former Borough Attorney for Tenafly, he is a past Chair of the Primerus Personal Injury Institute. From Hillsdale to Hackensack, from Tenafly to Paramus, Bergen County’s special to us – and we know it’s special to you. So whether you need a divorce lawyer or a personal injury lawyer to fight for what you deserve and help you move on to the next step in your life, get the best in your own backyard – and ours too. www.facebook.com/lmllawyers www.twitter.com/lmllawyers www.linkedin.com/company/lmllawyers www.instagram.com/lmllawyers

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Anne M. Fox

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

Lawrence N. Meyerson

John A. Conte, Jr.

Hon. Harry G. Carroll, J.A.D. (Ret.)

Sharon Rivenson Mark

Marianne A. Quinn

Carol A. Hawk

Steven R. Rubenstein

Michelle J. Marose

Brian E. Shea

Andrew P. Bolson

Evelyn F. Nissirios

Lynda Picinic

Luther G. Jones, IV

Sandra N. Lomenzo

Janet B. Lurie

Matthew M. Nicodemo

Christine H. O’Donnell

Molly Sweeney

Erik A. Topp

Adrienne M. Bonds

Daniel G. Roman

MEYERSON, FOX, MANCINELLI & CONTE, P.A.

One Paragon Dr., Suite 240, Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 | www.mfmclaw.com THE MEMBERS OF THE FIRM OF MEYERSON, FOX, MANCINELLI & CONTE, P.A., congratulate 10 of their attorneys for being named as Bergen County’s Top Lawyers: Lawrence N. Meyerson, Anne M. Fox, John A. Conte, Jr., Honorable Harry G. Carroll, J.S.C. (Ret.), Carol A. Hawk, Brian E. Shea, Evelyn F. Nissirios, Janet B. Lurie, Andrew P. Bolson, and Steven R. Rubenstein. The firm’s family law department devotes their practice to divorcerelated litigation, mediation and arbitration. We specialize in all matters of divorce and family law, including issues involving alimony, complex asset valuation, the distribution of business interests and all other property, child support, child custody, relocation matters and domestic violence cases. Our elder law, guardianship law and disability law attorneys have extensive experience in Medicaid planning, nursing home planning

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and protecting the rights of the elderly, who may be physically or emotionally challenged. We represent individuals with special needs, including children and adults who are developmentally disabled. The civil litigation department handles commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract cases, personal injury and construction disputes, among others. The firm’s real estate and land use attorneys handle the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties, represent clients before land use boards with variance and development applications. Our business law attorneys provide legal services, ranging from corporate formation, to negotiating commercial transactions, such as franchise agreements, contract issues, acquisition of commercial property, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, confidentiality agreements and employment agreements.

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JOSEPH V. MACERI, PARTNER CHARLES C. ABUT, OF COUNSEL

SNYDER SARNO D’ANIELLO MACERI & DA COSTA LLC

401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 706, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3366 | www.snydersarno.com JOSEPH V. MACERI AND CHARLES C. ABUT are among the few active NJ lawyers certified by the state Supreme Court as matrimonial attorneys. They have expertly handled high-conflict child custody disputes, high net worth divorces involving business valuation and dissolution, and multifaceted post-divorce litigation. Joe’s elite skills and knowledge is the result of rigorous training over the course of twenty years. During law school, he was given permission from the state Supreme Court to represent low-income clients. It was this first exposure to family law that imbued him with a passion for helping people and aiding the community. Joe’s commitment to serving his clients and neighbors has only become more fervent with time. He volunteers for the Superior Courts’ Early Settlement Program to help people achieve settlements without the need for lengthy and expensive trials. He also avidly serves on various state, county, and local governing bodies to advise on policy changes for the public. Peers have recognized Joe as one of the

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country’s best lawyers in the field. Charles is a court-accredited mediator by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts and has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases. Two of his litigation cases ended up resulting in key reported decisions. The two attorneys confer and collaborate on matters and epitomize hard work and individual dedication. To them, these tenets are the keys to success on behalf of their clients. “It’s not just the complexity of the law,” Joe adds. “You also have to be conscious of the emotional impacts. I pride myself on making sure every client gets representation that is explicitly tailored to them.” Charles adds “Being a part of the growth of the firm – now with our fourth office in Morristown – has been one of the highlights of my career. First and foremost, we embrace the challenge that comes with thoroughly understanding each client’s unique circumstances throughout every area of family law while maintaining strong, aggressive representation to get winning results.”

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JOHN A. SCHEPISI SILVANA D. RASO MICHAEL T. CAULFIELD DANIELLE J. CARDONE ANDREW J. NAIDECK

SCHEPISI & MCLAUGHLIN, P.A.

473 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.569.9898 | www.schepisi.com SINCE 1978, SCHEPISI & MCLAUGHLIN HAS BEEN A MAINSTAY of the Bergen County legal community, providing trusted and experienced counsel. The firm consistently achieves results that pair large firm skill with small firm attention to detail and superior client service in a way that is cost efficient and highly effective. Founder and President John A. Schepisi and Managing Partner Silvana D. Raso help their clients find real solutions through skilled advocacy and compassionate guidance. John has more than fifty years of experience in all aspects of real estate development as well as civil and commercial litigation. Silvana, a certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme

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Court to only the most skilled, educated and knowledgeable lawyers explains that “Our clients immediately know that we take their worries seriously, and that we handle each case the way we would want our own matters handled, no exceptions.” The firm has decades of experience in civil and commercial litigation, divorce and related issues such as child custody, alimony and property division, as well as real estate transactions, commercial and residential property development and business disputes. This rare combination of experience, efficiency, individualized attention and proven results are among the many reasons that John A. Schepisi, Silvana D. Raso, Michael T. Caulfield, Danielle J. Cardone and Andrew J. Naideck have all been named Top Lawyers.

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MITCHELL W. ABRAHAMS RICHARD W. ABRAMSON GARY M. ALBRECHT JOSEPH BARBIERE WENDY M. BERGER MARC R. BERMAN MICHAEL H. FORMAN MICHAEL E. JONES RANDI W. KOCHMAN STUART KOMROWER STEVEN D. LEIPZIG JAN ALAN LEWIS, ALAN RUBIN JEFFREY H. SCHECHTER MICHAEL D. SIROTA WARREN A. USATINE SAMUEL WEINER, LORI I. WOLF

COLE SCHOTZ P.C.

Court Plaza North, 25 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.3000 | www.coleschotz.com

FOR OVER 90 YEARS, Cole Schotz has been inspired by and committed to the institution of law. The Bergen County office – the firm’s headquarters and largest office of the six across the eastern seaboard and Texas – takes great pride in having 18 of their attorneys named Bergen County Top Lawyers. This cohesive group of practitioners provides sophisticated legal advice across all disciplines and throughout the business lifecycle to a broad range of loyal clients in publicly traded and private companies and institutions, as well as select individuals. In today’s highly competitive market, clients have a right to demand not only a trusted advisor adept at solving difficult problems, but an attorney who builds relationships through good communication, empathy and a true interest in their client’s well-being. “We are sincerely proud of this recognition that reflects on the excellence we strive for daily,” says Warren A. Usatine, Co-Managing Shareholder. “Our commitment to our clients, each other and the practice of law is unwavering.”

ARONSOHN WEINER SALERNO & KAUFMAN P.C.

Court Plaza South East Wing 21 Main St., Suite 100 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.4747 | www.aronsohnweinersalerno.com

FOR OVER 50 YEARS, Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kaufman P.C. and its predecessor firms have provided high quality legal advice and representation to clients in a wide range of practice areas. The Firm has exhibited a tradition of leadership and excellence and values its commitment to provide clients—both individuals and corporations—with passionate and skilled legal representation in every case. Clients have established longstanding relationships with the Firm based upon a history of Pictured from left to right: Richard H. Weiner, Gerald R. Salerno, Barry L. Kaufman achieving results in the most cost-efficient fashion. The Firm’s attorneys have been awarded numerous honors The Firm’s attorneys care about each and every client and aim to and distinctions by their peers in the legal community. Richard reflect this dedication every step of the way. Their commitment to detail, H. Weiner was awarded the 2020 Lawyer of the Year Award by Best understanding, and knowledge of the legal process is well recognized Lawyers. For the past several years, he has also been selected as one in the legal community by their clients and peers. Partners Richard H. of New Jersey’s top 100 lawyers by New Jersey magazine. Partners Weiner and Gerald R. Salerno are both past Presidents of the Bergen Richard H. Weiner, Gerald R. Salerno and Barry L. Kaufman have all County Bar Association and have each served as the Bergen County been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyer list (a Thompson Reuters Representative to the New Jersey State Bar Judicial and Prosecutorial business) and to the Best Lawyers in America publication issued by Appointments Committee. Woodward/White, Inc.

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SHEILA O’SHEACRISCIONE

CARCICH O’SHEA LLC

401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.988.1308 | www.carcichoshea.com “IN EMPLOYMENT AND DISCRIMINATION CASES, truth is stranger than fiction,” says Sheila O’Shea-Criscione, Esq., a nearly thirty-year veteran of employment law. Believing that people deserve to be heard is the hallmark of Carcich O’Shea. “People come to us with flagrantly discriminatory circumstances, and we meet them with compassionate listening and zealous advocacy.” On Bergen Magazine’s Top Lawyer list since 2012, Sheila specializes in employment law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and whistleblowing to general litigation, negotiation, and review of severance packages. Together with her partners, Christopher Carcich and Ellen Marie Walsh, the firm covers virtually every aspect of employment law. Sheila loves helping people. Personal attention, tenacity, dedication and experience are at the core of her everyday mantra—a mantra that extends outside her time at the office. At Montclair State University, she’s been sharing her wealth of knowledge and perspective as an adjunct professor since 1993 and is an active participant in numerous legal associations. Representing

both plaintiffs and small businesses has made her an extremely well-rounded client advocate. Sheila works with small businesses to develop proactive guidelines and keep their workplaces free from discrimination and retaliation. She is also a trained workplace investigator, provides anti-discrimination and sensitivity training, and drafts discrimination and other policies for corporate and small business clients.

JAN L. BERNSTEIN

PHILLIPS NIZER LLP

433 Hackensack Ave., Suite 803 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3700 | www.phillipsnizer.com IN PRACTICING FAMILY LAW FOR OVER 40 YEARS working with both domestic and international clients, Jan has the experience and judgment to achieve the goals of her unique and diverse client base. As Phillips Nizer’s New Jersey Family Law Practice Chair, Jan has built strong relationships with her clients based on good communication and total transparency. The key to Jan’s success in providing creative solutions to complex problems comes with ensuring the client is an active partner in their family law matters. Jan is immensely proud of her work with the National Women’s Law Center on Title IX issues, focusing on gender equity in athletics. Her contributions have helped the most at-risk girls in New Jersey high schools receive an equal opportunity to participate in athletics. “This cause is near and dear to my heart; my parents, Joan and Jim Bernstein, worked tirelessly in support of Title IX, resulting in the creation of the first three athletic teams for girls in Tenafly.” Today, Tenafly High School boasts ten girls’ teams and multiple championships over the years. “I hope to continue my parents’ legacy and protect future opportunities for girls to experience the lifelong benefits of playing sports, including better health, improved academics, higher self-esteem and leadership skills.”

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VICTORIA TOMASELLA & COURTNEY VACCA

TOMASELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC

401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.655.7004 | www.tomaselladivorce.com

VICTORIA TOMASELLA AND COURTNEY VACCA, OF TOMASELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC, have been recognized time and time again as top divorce lawyers. Well versed in all facets of Family Law and Divorce litigation, Victoria and Courtney have dedicated years to bringing compassion to family law including divorce, domestic violence, child custody, alimony and post-judgment support. Holding themselves to the highest ethical standards, the two aggressive, yet practical “out of the box” thinkers are committed advocates for each and every client. Victoria and Courtney exercise outstanding judgment in cases ranging from complex high profile to uncontested divorce. The pair brings decades of expertise to client experiences that are built on personal relationships; frequently in contact with clients well after regular business hours to respond to urgent situations and provide support in times of crisis. When

S. EMILE LISBOA IV PHILIP DE VENCENTES

GALANTUCCI & PATUTO

21 Main St., Suite 151, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.646.1100 | www.gplaw.squarespace.com S. EMILE LISBOA IV AND PHILIP DE VENCENTES are among the five highly trained criminal and civil litigation attorneys at Galantucci & Patuto devoted to excellence in the practice of law. Recognized as a preeminent criminal defense firm, their focus is on providing the best possible defense for private citizens or public officials accused of wrongdoing. Galantucci & Patuto successfully represents criminal defendants including professional athletes, entertainers, business leaders and medical professionals, many in high profile cases. They also represent law enforcement, DUI’s that result in criminal charges and, most recently, Title IX defense cases on college campuses, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to rigorous, passionate and skilled counsel and to the highest ethical standards. In loving memory of our founder, leader and legal pathfinder, Robert L. Galantucci. Anticipating your sound advice, we will carry on your good work with trust, dedication and fortitude. You will be greatly missed.

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asked why she practices family law, Victoria’s response comes easily: “Seeing a client gain emotional and financial stability after trying times is beyond worth it,” she says. Throughout their office are notes of thanks and gratitude from clients, which they say is “the best reward for doing work they both love.”

ROBERT A. BERNS, PARTNER IRAM P. VALENTIN, PARTNER KAROL CORBIN WALKER, PARTNER

KAUFMAN DOLOWICH & VOLUCK LLP

25 Main Street, Suite 500, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.6655 | www.kdvlaw.com

THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, four attorneys started a boutique labor and employment firm. Now, with almost 200 attorneys strategically located in 13 offices nationwide, and serving New Jersey’s business community for the past 15 years out of Hackensack, KDV consists of legal counsellors and trial attorneys specializing in key practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, employer-side employment liability, directors & officers liability and professional liability defense. The first-class legal representation and notable client service of top attorneys Robert A. Berns, Iram P. Valentin and Karol Corbin Walker exemplify the finest of KDV’s collective competencies and stellar capabilities. KDV has been a Mansfield Rule certified firm since 2019, affirming its commitment to diversity and trailblazing inclusion, equity and advancement in the legal workplace.

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NPZ LAW GROUP-VISASERVEUS AND CANADA IMMIGRATION LAWYERS

487 Goffle Rd., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.670.0006 | www.visaserve.com

SCOTT W. ORR, ESQ., MBA

THE LAW OFFICES OF SCOTT W. ORR

52 Forest Ave., Suite 201, Paramus, NJ 07652 201.932.1199 | www.scorrlaw.com

DAVID H. NACHMAN is the founder and managing attorney of Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group. NPZ provides counsel to organizations and individuals worldwide on many complex immigration and nationality law issues. David’s ongoing contributions to the field make him soughtafter as a top lawyer. The firm’s focus is on working with corporations to bring the most highly skilled talent from all over the world to our country to increase our global competency and economic infrastructure and to ensure the competitive edge of our workplace. The work of NPZ has helped organizations including Fortune 500 companies, academic and non-academic organizations, not-forprofits, families and individuals to be part of this success story.

SCOTT W. ORR is a passionate and innovative legal professional adept at guiding individuals and couples through challenging times. Focused on resolving matters amicably, Scott works tirelessly towards immediate and long-term solutions to help you “own your outcome” each step of the way. Handling your matter personally, Scott looks for solutions that avoid exhaustive and costly litigation. As one of the only lawyers awarded 2021 Top Lawyer for both Family Law and Divorce Mediation, Scott brings personal insight and expertise to each situation and has helped countless clients and families with empathy and compassion. When children are involved, he takes every step necessary and centers the focus on keeping their best interests above all else.

RICHARD A. REINARTZ

MARA DOOSKIN, ESQ.

THE REINARTZ LAW FIRM

Court Plaza South, 21 Main St., Suite 205, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.289.8614 | www.reinartzlaw.com RICHARD A. REINARTZ is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who represents catastrophically injured people in personal injury matters in Bergen County and throughout the State of New Jersey. A zealous proponent of civil justice and individual rights, Richard regularly squares off against the largest corporate defendants and insurance companies in court. Richard has recovered millions of dollars for his clients and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, in addition to being recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and more. Richard is the Principal of The Reinartz Law Firm, which is conveniently located across the street from the Bergen County courthouse. The firm passionately represents victims of negligence in personal injury, workers’ compensation and medical malpractice cases.

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DAVID H. NACHMAN

WEINBERGER DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW GROUP, HACKENSACK OFFICE

Court Plaza South-West Wing, 21 Main St., Suite 354 Hackensack, NJ 07601 (888) 888.0919 x456 | Mara@wlg.com

FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST, AWARD WINNER, AND PARTNER at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, Mara Dooskin Esq. deploys her two decades of legal experience to staunchly protect her clients’ rights. Acutely aware that each family situation is unique, Mara’s strategic approach ensures creative and effective solutions for each individual client. “Getting to the heart of my clients’ needs, then safeguarding their rights, their children, and their futures... these are the core foundations of my practice,” Mara confirms. Need help with a divorce or family law matter? To request a consultation with Mara or for more information call (973) 939-2059 or visit WLG.com.

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Cauliflower Confidential Subtly tasty on its own, raw or cooked, this crunchy crucifer also shines as a sly substitute. A vegetable as beautiful as a flower? That just might be the one with “flower” in its name. The cauliflower, from the species Brassica oleracea, is a cruciferous vegetable, so called because, like its cousins cabbage and bok choy, it has four petals that resemble a crucifer, or cross. It also delights mathematicians with its fractal geometry—break off a bud, and it’s a microcosm of the whole head. Cauliflower is commonly white because of the protective leaves that grow around it. Without this layering, the head would be exposed directly to the sun’s rays, forming chlorophyll, which would turn it green. But some varieties do come in green—as well as orange and yellow and purple. Mark Twain called cauliflower “cabbage with a college education.” In Roman times, Pliny the Elder’s Natural History praised a food we think was cauliflower; in 1600, scientist Olivier de Serres wrote in Théâtre d’Agriculture about caulifiori, an Italian name for what was considered a delicacy in France at the time. After the reign of Louis XIV (who loved to have the veggie served at Versailles), cauliflower became more common in kitchens—although maybe not as highly regarded as before. Below? An entreaty to change that point of view and get back to looking at the food as Louis and Olivier did.

dietary fiber and inflammation-fighting antioxidants. For example, it contains sulforaphane, an antioxidant that in some studies has shown the potential to arrest cancer cells’ growth and protect against colon and prostate cancer—it also may help reduce high blood pressure and keep arteries healthy. Those who were told about carrots keeping eyesight strong will find a great companion vegetable in cauliflower, as sulforaphane can also help preserve retinal tissue. BUY/STORE/SERVE Cauliflower is available in grocers’ produce sections and vegetable markets. Look for heads that are firm, closed tightly and comparatively free of discoloration; softness to the touch marks the beginning of spoilage. Cauliflower can lose some if its texture and taste in the freezer, so try to buy just what you can promptly

serve or prepare in your chosen method. Don’t wash until the day of preparation, just be sure to keep what you’ve purchased in a perforated plastic bag in your refrigerator. It can keep for five to seven days this way. Perhaps the serving category is where the budding vegetable shows its greatest strength. It can be cooked, pickled or served raw with a nice dipping sauce. You have to be careful not to lose the flavor; try to steam it if you can, or blanch it. Cook it just until it’s tender. (In a pinch you can microwave it in about an inch of water for about five minutes.) In recent years cauliflower has become a popular low-cal, gluten-free pinch-hitter for starches and flour; thus we see cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza, cauliflower french fries and mashed cauliflower as a mashed-potato stand-in. There’s even cauliflower gnocchi and cauliflower chowder. This versatile veggie has much more than good looks going for it. —Brian Kelley

POWER UP How nutritionally potent can a food be when it’s 92 percent water? (That’s even more than you and me.) Plenty, it turns out. A cup of subtly tasty raw cauliflower has just 25 calories and 30 milligrams of sodium. (Compare that with what else you might be snacking on!) With that you get 9 percent of your daily potassium requirement, 14 percent of the folate you need, 20 percent of the vitamin K and a whopping 77 percent of the vitamin C. (Usually people go for orange juice when struggling with a cold, but if you want to surprise people, choose cauliflower.) Cauliflower is a good source of

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A Toast To Fall

Who says margaritas are just for summer? With a seasonal twist, this classic cocktail boasts perfect flavor for any autumn occasion—indoors or out!

SMOKY HARVEST APPLE CIDER MARGARITA Yields: 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

n cinnamon sugar and flaky sea salt, for the rim n 2 oz. mezcal or silver tequila n ½ oz. orange liquor n 4 oz. (½ cup) apple cider n juice from ½ a lime n 1–2 tsp. maple syrup (use more or less to your taste) n apple slices and cinnamon sticks, for serving

DIRECTIONS

If desired, rim your glass in salted cinnamon sugar. Mix equal parts cinnamon sugar and sea salt. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and coat in sugar. Combine the mezcal or tequila, orange liquor, apple cider, lime juice and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake to combine. Strain into the glass. Garnish with apple slices, rosemary and cinnamon sticks. If desired light the cinnamon on fire for a smoky effect.

For a lighter version of this drink, swap out the maple syrup for a simple brown syrup made with equal parts of light brown sugar and water simmered until the sugar has dissolved. Garnishing with a Granny Smith apple will add a nice crisp tart flavor to this Sol Cider Margarita!” —Javier Fernandez, manager/head bartender, Sol Restaurant, Woodcliff Lake

Recipe courtesy of halfbakedharvest.com

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In-person events are back in full swing! Here are 10 that are filled with fun, laughter and entertainment— and will help you safely return to normal. Nov. 18

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Get up and go (go) to Bookends bookstore in Ridgewood and meet GINA SCHOCK, a member of the history-making band The GoGo’s. Schock will be signing copies of her recent book Made In Hollywood, which gives an all-access look into the band—the first all-female rock group to write its own songs, play its own instruments and reach the top of the charts. Tickets to the event, which begins at 6 p.m., are $40 and include the meet-and-greet as well as an autographed copy of the book. Get your tickets now at book-ends.com.

Live local theater is back, and the BERGEN COUNTY PLAYERS reopens with a five-weekend run of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing. The musical— originally nominated for two Tony Awards in 1994—celebrates more than 30 songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s roster of shows, including The Sound of Music, Carousel, South Pacific and more. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday curtains go up at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at bcplayers.org. COVID-19 policies and procedures will be enforced.

Before you indulge in first, second and third helpings of holiday pie, give thanks at the BE GRATEFUL 5K, a fundraiser run hosted by iLearn Schools and the Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce. The 9 a.m. race begins at the Rochelle Park section of Saddle River County Park, 152 Howard Ave., and will conclude with medal ceremonies for eight separate age brackets. Advance and in-person registration is $35, which will go toward a scholarship fund for high school seniors. Sign up now at runsignup.com.

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You can travel to Lincoln Center to listen to the world’s best music—or you can reserve a seat at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood for the RIDGEWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’s 8 p.m. concert. Singers Angela Candela, Cloe San Antonio, Alexei Kuznietsov and Michael Gracco will join the ensemble to perform “A Night at the Opera,” showcasing works by Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and more. General admission tickets are $35, and discounts apply for seniors and students. Find out more at ridgewoodsymphony.org.

The WALDWICK COMMUNITY BAND, one of Bergen County’s most popular music companies, will host a FREE concert at the Village School in Waldwick beginning at 2:30 p.m. The audience will be treated to and entertained by the band’s selection of original compositions as well as orchestral transcriptions, songs from Broadway hits and movie scores, big band favorites and more. Check out waldwickband.org to find out more about the company and concert.

Nov. 25 Continue an old tradition or start a new one by running in the annual RACEFASTER THANKSGIVING DAY TURKEY TROT at Garden State Plaza. The 5K run starts at 9 a.m. and will bring participants around the mall’s parking lot without any worry of traffic. A half-mile kids’ fun run kicks off at 9:45 a.m. Registration for the main event is $35, and the kids’ run is $20. Find out more details and register now for either race at runsignup. com.

Nov. 26 Nov. 19–20 Actor, comedian and New Jersey native BRET ERNST will perform his “tell-it-like-itis” routine during a two-night, three-show stint at Bananas Comedy Club in Hasbrouck Heights. Known for his recent acting roles in Cobra Kai and Weeds, Ernst has also had appearances on Comedy Central Presents, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, among other shows. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Nov. 19 and 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Nov. 20. Tickets range from $22–$33 and can be purchased now at bananascomedyclub.com.

Nov. 23 Get your holiday spirit going on opening night of DEMAREST FARMS’ ORCHARD OF LIGHTS, one of the area’s brightest and most entertaining drive-through light displays. From 5:30 to 9 p.m., families can enjoy the Hillsdale farm’s light show from the safety of their own vehicles, while socially distanced photos with Santa, make-your-own s’mores and other activities will also be available. Tickets for opening night and subsequent days of operation are $35 per vehicle. Looking for more details? Learn more at orchardoflights.com.

Everyone’s favorite Peanuts special takes the stage, as bergenPAC in Englewood presents two performances of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, 1 and 4 p.m. Visitors of all ages can follow Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the gang as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. The 90-minute, family-friendly program includes an intermission. Tickets range from $29–$59 and are on sale now at bergenpac.org.

Nov. 27 When you’re done with Black Friday shopping, stop by St. Mary High School in Rutherford to complete your holiday checklist. The PTO’S ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR, set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature handcrafted goods and wares as well as other items—perfect for stocking stuffers and pleasant surprises to place under the tree. Admission is FREE. For more information, visit stmaryhs.org.

*Editor’s note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all events are subject to cancellations or changes. Attendees are encouraged to observe local safety guidelines.

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Gatherings

Bergenites always show up to support their friends and neighbors—especially when help is needed most.

5 HACKENSACK FIRE DEPARTMENT The Hackensack Fire Department hosted members of the Hackensack Police Youth Academy, offering demonstrations that showcased the skills and dayto-day activities of a city firefighter. Recruits were also treated to a barbecue lunch. 4–5 Youth academy students go through a series of programs at the Hackensack Fire Department.

1 FORT LEE POLICE DEPARTMENT The Fort Lee Police Department hosted law enforcement members from the borough’s sister city, Namyangju City. 1 Fort Lee command staff with Yuen Chul Lee, third from left, 1 and Chung Seon Kim, fifth from left, from Namyangju City Police Department in South Korea.

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BERGEN COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Volunteers from the Kiewit Corporation in Woodcliff Lake pitched in to help Habitat for Humanity continue work on a new home in Westwood. Once complete, the new home will be donated to a local family in need. 6 Kiewit Corporation volunteers

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The County of Bergen partnered with local non-profit Project Linus to donate more than 600 blankets to recent Afghan refugees situated at McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Force Base. The blankets were knitted locally by Northern New Jersey Project Linus chapter “blanketeers.” 2 Bergen County officials team up with Project Linus volunteers to load blanket donations onto a truck for delivery.

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THE VALLEY HOSPITAL Members of The Valley Hospital’s Valley Lifesavers team participated in the annual 5K Celebration of Life in New Providence to raise funds to save lives of those in need of organ and tissue donations. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are awaiting transplants, and 110,000 patients have been placed on a national waiting list. 3 The Valley Lifesavers team

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REBUILDING TOGETHER NORTH JERSEY Members of the Paramus-based IBEW Local 164 shared their expertise with Rebuilding Together North Jersey, completing electrical work for the organization’s projects across the region. 7 Men and women of the IBEW Local 164

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Where To Eat

Getting three squares a day has never been easier—Bergen County is home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings. SAMDAN 178 Piermont Rd. 201.816.7343 samdanrestaurant.com

DEMAREST YASOU MYKONOS 134 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.768.8500 yasoumykonos.com

DUMONT FINK’S BBQ 26 W. Madison Ave. 201.384.3210 finksbbqsmokehouse.com FOSCHINI’S 21 E. Madison Ave. 201.387.9998 foschinis.com GRANT STREET CAFÉ 25 Grant Ave. 201.385.1705 thegrantstreetcafe.com Brownstone Pancake Factory in Edgewater *Editor’s note—Patrons are encouraged to confirm individual restaurant policies regarding social distancing and curbside service.

ALLENDALE ALLENDALE BAR & GRILL 67 W. Allendale Ave. 201.327.3197 allendalebarandgrill.com ALLENDALE STEAKHOUSE 95 W. Allendale Ave. 201.962.9797 allendalesteakhousenj.com NIRVANA INDIAN KITCHEN 29 W. Allendale Ave. 201.818.2300 nirvanaindiankitchen.com RESTAURANT L 9 Franklin Tpke. 201.785.1112 restaurantlnj.net

SAVINI 168 W. Crescent Ave. 201.760.3700 savinirestaurant.com

ALPINE KIKU 385 Rte. 9 W. 201.767.6322

BERGENFIELD CHAPALA GRILL 52 S. Washington Ave. 201.387.2107 chapalamexican grill.com NIHON KAI 41 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.3000 nihonkaijapanese.com TOMMY FOX’S PUBLIC HOUSE 32 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.0900 tommyfoxs.com

BOGOTA LUKA’S ITALIAN CUISINE 10 River Rd. 201.440.2996 lukasitaliancuisine.com

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BIGGIE’S 430 Rte. 17 S. 201.933.4000 biggies.com

THE HILL 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.899.4700 thehillcloster.com

IL VILLAGGIO 651 Rte. 17 N. 201.935.7733 ilvillaggio.com

LOCALE CAFÉ AND BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com

CLIFFSIDE PARK

SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612 searhouse.com

354 STEAKHOUSE 354 Lawton Ave. 201.941.0499 AVO’S GRILL 720 Anderson Ave. 201.945.9038 orderavos.com RUDY’S RESTAURANT 591 Anderson Ave. 201.943.9252 SEDONA TAPHOUSE 679 Anderson Ave. 201.943.2300 sedonataphouse.com VILLA AMALFI 793 Palisade Ave. 201.886.8626 villaamalfi.com BERGENMAG.COM

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STERN AND BOW 171 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.750.3350 sternandbowrestaurant .com

CRESSKILL DELVINA RESTAURANT 172 Piermont Rd. 201.816.0239 delvinarestaurant.com HANAMI 41 Union Ave. 201.567.8508 hanamirestaurant.com

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IL MULINO 132 Veterans Plz. 201.384.7767 ilmulinodumont.com NAZCA CEVICHERIA 20 E. Madison Ave. 201.385.2689 nazcanj.com

EAST RUTHERFORD AL DI LA 1 Hoboken Rd. 201.939.1128 aldilaitalianbistro.com ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA 900 Paterson Plank Rd. 201.804.0303 annabellasmozz.com BLARNEY STATION PUB 258 Park Ave. 201.531.0001 blarneystation.com CAFFÉ CAPRI 119 Park Ave. 201.460.1039 caffecaprirestaurant.com

EDGEWATER BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 59 The Promenade 201.313.3889 baumgartscafe.com

BROWNSTONE PANCAKE FACTORY 860 River Rd. 201.945.4800 brownstonepancake factory.com DE NOVO EUROPEAN PUB 1257 River Rd. 201.496.6161 denovoeuropeanpub.com EMMA BISTRO 2 Hilliard Ave. 201.402.7719 emmabistronj.com FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE 90 The Promenade 201.313.9463 flemingssteakhouse.com GREEK TAVERNA 55 The Promenade 201.945.8998 greektavernausa.com HAVEN 2 Main St. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE 15 The Promenade 201.366.4065 ophedgewater.com PIER 115 115 River Rd. 201.313.2155 pier115barandgrill.com REBECCA’S 236 Old River Rd. 201.943.8808 rebeccasedgewater.com RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. 201.224.2013 riverpalm.com ROBERTO’S II 936 River Rd. 201.224.2524 robertosii.com SEAK 725 River Rd., #30 201.402.3400 seaknj.com

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ELMWOOD PARK TAVERNA MYKONOS 238 Broadway 201.703.9200 tavernamykonos.com ROYAL WARSAW 871 River Dr. 201.794.9277 royalwarsaw.com

EMERSON PIMAAN THAI 79 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.967.0440 pimaanthai.com

ENGLEWOOD AKAI LOUNGE 11 N. Dean St. 201.541.0086 akailounge.com BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 45 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.6267 baumgartscafe.com BENNIE’S 54 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.5700 benniesofenglewood.com BLUE MOON CAFÉ 23 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0600 bluemoonmexican café.com CASSIE’S 18 S. Dean St. 201.541.6760 cassiespizzeria.com CHAT KAEW THAI CUISINE 4 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.0343 HUMMUS ELITE 39 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.5600 hummuselite.com

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LA FONDA PAISA 95 W. Palisade Ave. 201.871.3544 lafondapaisausa.com LA’MEZZA 63 Nathaniel Pl. 201.569.2662 lamezzarestaurant.com LAS MARAVILLAS DE TULCINGO 84 W. Palisade Ave. 201.568.1980

ROSE’S OF ENGLEWOOD 126 Engle St. 201.541.0020 rosesplacenj.com

SAGE RESTAURANT 17-15 Broadway 201.797.0500 sagefairlawn.com

VENTANA’S 200 Park Ave. 201.583.4777 ventanasatthemodern.com

SOFIA 36 Engle St. 201.541.8530 sofiaenglewood.com

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NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 172 Broad Ave. 201.840.8428 nochesdecolombia.com

THE CHEF’S TABLE 754 Franklin Ave. 201.891.6644 tctnj.com

PATSY’S 344 Old Bergen Blvd. 201.943.0627 patsysbistro.com

SUSHI COCORO 856 Franklin Ave. 201.560.1333 sushicocoro.com

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AQUARIUS 230-234 Main St. 201.592.8338 aquariusrestaurant nj.com

THE FIREHOUSE 42 Plauderville Ave. 973.478.2226 firehouse-restaurant.com

TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 44 E. Palisade Ave. 201.567.7888 taniofenglewood.com

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS BROWNSTONE PANCAKE FACTORY 717 E. Palisade Ave. 201.945.4800 brownstonepancake factory.com CAFÉ ITALIANO 14 Sylvan Ave. 201.461.5041 cafeitaliano.net CLIFFS STEAKHOUSE 18 Sylvan Ave. 201.944.0233 cliffssteakhouse.com LEFKES ESTIATORIO 495 Sylvan Ave. 201.408.4444 lefkesnj.com GRISSINI 484 Sylvan Ave. 201.568.3535 grissinirestaurant.com

FAIR LAWN ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 2101 Promenade Blvd. 201.796.2625 acfp.com EMPRESS DINER 13-48 River Rd. 201.791.2895 empressdinernj.com KIMCHI MAMA 7-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.703.2905 kimchimamafairlawn.com OCEANOS OYSTER BAR & SEA GRILL 2-27 Saddle River Rd. 201.796.0546 oceanosrestaurant.com

NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 90 W. Palisade Ave. 201.567.4950 nochesdecolombia.com

RIVER PALM TERRACE 41-11 Rte. 4 W. 201.703.3500 riverpalm.com

PINTXO Y TAPAS 47 N. Dean St. 201.569.9999 englewoodtapas.com

ROSE’S PLACE 32-01 Broadway 201.475.8800 rosesplacenj.com

BAGGIOS 212 Main St. 201.585.7979 baggiospizzarestaurant. com BIG RED TOMATO 1205 Anderson Ave. 201.224.6500 brtnj.com CAP’T LOUI 210 Main St. 201.461.7080 captloui.com

GOODFELLAS 661 Midland Ave. 973.478.4000 goodfellasristorante.com

HOUSTON’S 1 Riverside Sq. 201.488.5667 houstons.com

LA CAMBUSA 517 River Dr. 973.272.8739 cambusanj.com

LIDO RESTAURANT 701 Main St. 201.487.8721 thelidorestaurant.com

LA FORTALEZA 361 Midland Ave. 973.928.4470 lafortalezamexrestaurant .com

LT BAR & GRILL 390 Hackensack Ave. 551.287.6333 ltbarandgrill.com

GLEN ROCK

MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 70 Riverside Sq. 201.221.2030 maggianos.com

CHILLERS GRILL 2191 Fletcher Ave. 201.461.0075 chillersgrill.com

GLEN ROCK INN 222 Rock Rd. 201.445.2362 glenrockinn.com

IN NAPOLI 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com

STONE & RAIL 175 Rock Rd. 201.345.0709 stoneandrail.com

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 1 Riverside Sq. 201.487.1303 mortons.com

KUBA RESTAURANT 2139 Hudson Ter. 201.585.1601 kubarestaurant.com

TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 206 Rock Rd. 201.612.1188 taniofglenrock.com

THE OCEANAIRE 175 Riverside Sq. 201.343.8862 theoceanaire.com

PHOBU 1645 Lemoine Ave. 201.363.8900 phobu.com PHO TODAY 2151 Lemoine Ave. 201.585.8818 POMODORO 795 Abbott Blvd. 201.224.0800 pomodoro1.com PRIME & BEYOND 501 Main St. 201.461.0033 primeandbeyond.com PUNTA CANA 2151 Lemoine Ave. 201.849.5556 puntacanarestaurante .com BERGENMAG.COM

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HACKENSACK CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 125 Main St. 201.880.9844 casualhabanacafe.com THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY 390 Hackensack Ave. 201.488.0330 thecheesecakefactory.com THE CROW’S NEST 309 Vincent Ave. 201.342.5445 crowsnest.com HOT FISH 450 Hackensack Ave. 201.881.0180 hotfishhackensack.com

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P.F. CHANG’S 390 Hackensack Ave. 201.646.1565 pfchangs.com THE PICCO TAVERN 160 Prospect Ave. 201.880.8750 piccotavern.com ROSA MEXICANO 60 Riverside Sq. 201.489.9100 rosamexicano.com

HARRINGTON PARK DONATELLA RISTORANTE 12 Tappan Rd. 201.767.4245 donatellasitalian. restaurant

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BENSI 459 Rte. 17 S. 201.727.9525 bensihh.com THE HEIGHTS BAR & GRILL 163 Boulevard 201.288.9338 IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com SOFIA’S 220 Boulevard 201.462.0123 sofiasmediterranean grill.com TOM YUM KOONG 305 Boulevard 201.288.3840 tomyumkoong.net

HAWORTH ALESSANDRO’S 157 Terrace St. 201.385.8544 alessandrosnj.com ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net TERRACE STREET CAFÉ 149 Terrace St. 201.338.4720 terracestreetcafe.com

HILLSDALE THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com DELLA CUCINA 100 Park Ave. 201.722.8880 dellacucinanj.com

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GEN SUSHI & HIBACHI 14B Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.930.9188 gensushimontvale.com HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 N. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com YUKI 2 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.391.9877 yukimontvale.com

MOONACHIE Fire & Oak in Montvale

DOMANI 387 Washington Ave. 201.722.8881 domanirestaurants.com

FONTANA TRITONE 248 Fort Lee Rd. 201.242.9040

MATSU SUSHI & GRILL 140 Broadway 201.722.9388

THE CAKE LOUNGE 389 Liberty St. 201.336.9819 thecakelounge.com

OSSO BUCO 343 Broadway 201.664.1600 ossobucogrill.com

HO-HO-KUS ALT EATS 622 N. Maple Ave. 201.444.1300 alteatscafe.com CATCHY CAFÉ 614 N. Maple Ave. 201.445.6400 thecatchycaterer.com HO-HO-KUS INN 1 E. Franklin Tpke. 201.445.4115 hohokusinn.com HO-HO-KUS SUSHI CAFÉ 29 Sheridan Ave. 201.670.7677 hohokussushicafe.com ST. EVE’S 611 N. Maple Ave. 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com

LEONIA CAFÉ MIGNON 332 Broad Ave. 201.292.1992 DANTE’S PLACE 373 Broad Ave. 201.592.9071 dantesplace.com

LITTLE FERRY

SEGOVIA STEAKHOUSE 217 Main St. 201.814.1100 segoviasteakhouse.com

LODI

MAHWAH BON APPETIT 180 Franklin Tpke. 201.512.1144 bonappetitmahwah.com

MAHWAH BAR & GRILL 2 Island Rd. 201.529.8056 allendalebarandgrill.com NAGOYA 1007 MacArthur Blvd. 201.818.9933 nagoyacuisine.com

REBAR & KITCHEN 132 Essex St. 201.368.8181 rebarkitchen.com

NONNA’S 11 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.1151 nonnasmahwah.com

SERGIO’S MISSIONE 2 Mercer St. 973.778.4545 sergiosmissione.com

ROXANNE’S 150 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.0007 roxannes restaurant.com

ANGELO’S 263 Ridge Rd. 201.939.1922 FOSCHINI’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA 298 Ridge Rd. 201.460.7600 foschinis.com MICHAEL’S RIVERSIDE 528 Riverside Ave. 201.939.6333 michaelsriverside.com

THE SEAFOOD GOURMET 103 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.843.8558 seafood-gourmet.com

MIDLAND PARK ARTURO’S 41 Central Ave. 201.444.2466 arturos.co FIONA’S RISTORANTE 118 Godwin Ave. 201.857.5800 fionasristorante.com ROSARIO’S TRATTORIA 29 Central Ave. 201.445.3335 rosariostrattoriamenu.com

SANGRIA 1033 MacArthur Blvd. 201.962.3310 sangriamahwah.com

MONTVALE DELPINO RESTAURANT 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.391.6866 delpinorestaurant.com

STATE LINE DINER 375 Rte. 17 N. 201.529.3353 statelinediner.com

MAYWOOD ANGELO’S GREEK TAVERNA 245 Maywood Ave. 201.845.4278 angelosgreektavernanj.com BERGENMAG.COM

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MAYWOOD PANCAKE HOUSE 92 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.880.7842 maywoodpancake house.com

JUN LUNG 180 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.9898 junlungnj.com

KAYA 334 N. Main St. 973.779.1128 kayalodi.com

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MAYWOOD INN’S TWIN DOOR TAVERN 122 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.843.8022 twindoortavern.com

BELLISSIMO 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.6669 bellissimonj.com

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BAZZARELLI 117 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4010 bazzarellirestaurant.com BISTRO 107 107 Moonachie Rd. 201.440.3339 bistro107nj.com SEGOVIA 150 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4266 segoviarestaurant.com

NEW MILFORD CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 200 Main St. 201.576.0400 casualhabanacafe.com SANZARI’S NEW BRIDGE INN 105 Old New Bridge Rd. 201.692.7700 sanzaris.com TOROS 690 River Rd. 201.265.0004 torosrestaurant.com

NORTHVALE BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 191 Paris Ave. 201.564.7893 biddyomalleys.com

NORWOOD RAGAZZI 530 Livingston St. 201.660.7950 ragazzirestaurantlounge.com

OAKLAND CENZINO 589 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.6693 cenzinos.com TROVATO’S DUE 4 Barbara Ln. 201.337.0813 trovatosduenj.com YUKI 350 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.8889 yuki-oakland.com

OLD TAPPAN PATRIZIA’S 183 Old Tappan Rd. 201.515.2900 patrizias.com VICOLO RISTORANTE 216 Old Tappan Rd. 201.497.8777 vicoloristorante.com

PALISADES PARK SO MOON NAN JIP 238 Broad Ave. 201.944.3998 so-moon-nan-jip.com

PARAMUS BIAGIO’S RISTORANTE 299 Paramus Rd. 201.652.0201 biagios.com THE CAPITAL GRILLE 1 Garden State Plz. 201.845.7040 thecapitalgrille.com GRAND LUX CAFE 1 Garden State Plz. 201.909.0399 grandluxcafe.com KIKU 365 Rte. 17 S. 201.265.7200

THE GREEK VILLAGE 254 Livingston St. 201.750.8570 greekvillagenj.com

MANTRA 275 Rte. 4 W. 201.342.8868 mantranj.com

MADELEINE’S PETIT PARIS 416 Tappan Rd. 201.767.0063 madeleinespetit paris.com

SUBURBAN DINER 172 Rte. 17 N. 201.261.2605 suburbandiner17.com

TASTE OF SPAIN 493 Tappan Rd. 201.767.8904 tasteofspainrestaurant.com

PARK RIDGE 103 PRIME AT VALENTINO’S 103 Spring Valley Rd. 201.391.2220 103prime.com

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FIRE & OAK 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.307.1100 fireandoak.com

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{ ON THE TOWN } ESTY STREET 86 Spring Valley Rd. 201.307.1515 estystreet.com THE PARK STEAKHOUSE 151 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.930.1300 theparksteakhouse.com

TAWARA 53 W. Main St. 201.825.8712 VARKA ESTIATORIO 30 N. Spruce St. 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

RIDGEFIELD

FINCA 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.1199 fincanj.com

VILLAGE GREEN 36 Prospect St. 201.445.2914 villagegreenrestaurant.com

QUE PASTA 326 Market St. 201.712.1900 qpitalian.com

GREEN FUSION 22 Oak St. 201.670.7502 greenfusionnj.com

WHITE MAPLE CAFÉ 47 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.447.1953 whitemaplecafe.com

THE PLANK PIZZA CO. BEER PARLOR 383 Market St. 201.843.2426

RIVER EDGE

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PEPPERCORNS 176 Colony Ave. 201.391.2818 peppercorns176.com

CAFÉ TIVOLI 533 Shaler Blvd. 201.941.5561 cafetivoli.com

IT’S GREEK TO ME 21 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.612.2600 itsgreektome.com

RIDGE DINER 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.391.4242 ridgediner.com

88 RICE SHOP 88 Rte. 46 W. 201.840.8688 88riceshop.com

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RIDGEFIELD PARK

LA LANTERNA 29 W. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.5520 lalanternaof ridgewood.com

ANTHONY FRANCO’S 128 E. Main St. 201.236.8000 afpizza.com

MK VALENCIA 228 Main St. 201.373.0228 mkvalenciarestaurant.com

LATOUR 6 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5056 latourridgewood.com

BRADY’S AT THE STATION 5-7 W. Main St. 201.327.9748 bradysatthestation.net

THAI PALACE 218 E. Main St. 201.441.9119 thaipalacenj.com

CAFÉ PANACHE 130 E. Main St. 201.934.0030 cafepanachenj.com

CAFE 37 37 S. Broad Ave. 201.857.0437 cafe-37.com

LISA’S MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 28 Oak St. 201.251.8686 lisasmediterranean cuisine.net

KINCHLEY’S TAVERN 586 N. Franklin Tpke. 201.934.7777 kinchleyspizza.com

CRAVINGS TAPAS BISTRO 8 Wilsey Sq. 201.857.8533 cravingstapas.com

THE SHANNON ROSE 1200 Rte. 17 201.962.7602 theshannonrose.com

DELHI ACCENT 37 Chestnut St. 201.444.4910 delhiaccentnj.com

SMYRNA 21 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.934.7990

RIDGEWOOD

FELINA 54 E. Ridgewood Ave. 551.276.5454 felinarestaurant.com

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THE SADDLE RIVER INN 2 Barnstable Ct. 201.825.4016 saddleriverinn.com

SANDUCCI’S 620 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

AMARONE 63 Cedar Ln. 201.833.1897 amaroneristorante.net

RIVER VALE

B V TUSCANY 368 Cedar Ln. 201.287.0404 bvtuscany.com

AMMATA THAI KITCHEN 184 Rivervale Rd. 201.664.2299 ammata.com ARMANDO’S GRILL 688 Westwood Ave. 201.722.5820 armandostuscangrill.com LET’S MEAT STEAKHOUSE 625 Rivervale Rd. 201.660.7960 letsmeatsteakhouse.com

MEDITERRANEO 23 N. Broad St. 201.447.0022 mediterraneo ridgewood.com

ROCHELLE PARK

PARK WEST TAVERN 30 Oak St. 201.445.5400 parkwesttavern.com

NANNI 53 W. Passaic St. 201.843.1250 nanni.com

PEARL 17 S. Broad St. 201.857.5100 pearlridgewood.com

RUTHERFORD CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com

RAYMOND’S 101 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5125 raymondsnj.com

FINCH’S 801 Rutherford Ave. 201.231.3141 finchsdining.com

ROOTS 17 Chestnut St. 201.444.1922 rootssteakhouse.com

PAISANO’S 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com

S. EGIDIO 17 N. Broad St. 201.389.3525 segidiopizza.com

THE RISOTTO HOUSE 88 Park Ave. 201.438.5344 therisottohouse.com

STEEL WHEEL TAVERN 51 N. Broad St. 201.882.1800 steelwheeltavern.com TURMERIC BISTRO 34 Franklin Ave. 201.574.8777 turmericindianbistro.com

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MADO RESTAURANT 570 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.265.3629 madorestaurant.business. site

VOLARE’S 7 Station Sq. 201.935.6606 volaresrestaurant.com

SADDLE BROOK MIDLAND BREW HOUSE 374 N. Midland Ave. 201.797.0070 midlandbrewhouse.com

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ETC. STEAKHOUSE 1409 Palisade Ave. 201.357.5677 etcsteakhouse.com NOAH’S ARK 493 Cedar Ln. 201.692.1200 noahsark.net NOBO WINE & GRILL 1400 Palisade Ave. 201.837.1000 nobowineandgrill.com REGINA’S 827 Teaneck Rd. 201.862.1996 reginassteakhouse andgrill.com

TENAFLY AXIA TAVERNA 18 Piermont Rd. 201.569.5999 axiataverna.com BRASSERIE 4 Washington St. 201.266.6400 tenaflybrasserie.com PALMER’S CROSSING 145 Dean Dr. 201.567.4800 palmerscrossing restaurant.com SAYOLA 50 Prospect Ter. 201.871.2182 sayolarestaurantnj.com TPR RESTAURANT 38 W. Railroad Ave. 201.871.0444 tprrest.com

WALDWICK ANDREA’S RISTORANTE 20 E. Prospect St. 201.670.0275 andreasrestaurantnj.com LIMONCELLO 32 Franklin Tpke. 201.652.5577 limoncellonj.com

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP BACARI GRILL 800 Ridgewood Rd. 201.358.6330 bacarigrill.com

WESTWOOD BIBI’Z 284 Center Ave. 201.722.8600 bibizlounge.com CAFFÉ ANELLO 11 Madison Ave. 201.786.8137 caffeanello.com DOWNTOWN DHABA 266 Center Ave. 201.664.0123 dhabadowntown.com THE IRON HORSE 20 Washington Ave. 201.666.9682 theironhorse.com KIMCHI SMOKE BARBECUE 301 Center Ave. 201.497.6333 kimchismoke.com THAI WEST 22 Jefferson Ave. 201.497.6981 thaiwestrestaurant.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE SOL 42 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.9363 solrestaurantnj.com

WYCKOFF ALDO’S 640 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.2618 aldosofwyckoff.com BENARES 327 Franklin Ave. 201.904.2222 benaresnj.com BLUE MOON CAFÉ 327 Franklin Ave. 201.891.1331 bluemoonmexicancafé.com TS MA CHINESE CUISINE 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.8878

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