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Features Sleep, Interrupted | 42 Snoozing spouse sound like Mount Vesuvius? It could signal dangerous—but treatable— sleep apnea.

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Elevate your look with the season’s newest heels, flats and wedges.

Please Hold | 52 Find the perfect bag to stash your stuff and still look stylish.

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Secrets Of A Style Pro | 54 Celebrities have stylists telling them what looks good. Now a Hillsdale resident makes sure you can too.

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Round and Round | 56 Roller derby has evolved from fishnets and fake fighting. And thanks to a dedicated group of local women, you can play—or watch— right here in Bergen County.

Making a Big Splash | 58 An Old Tappan pool house is a hit all year long, proving that the fun doesn’t end when you leave the water.

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Departments Local Buzz | 19 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends, heroes and things we love in Bergen County.

Bergen Beauty | 28

Stylists at B Hive Salon in Hillsdale reveal this year’s hottest hair colors and which A-listers are sporting them.

For Men Only | 30

Looking for a fool-proof guide to nailing four popular necktie knots? The fashion pros at Sal Lauretta in Midland Park have you covered.

Style Watch | 32

Read between the lines: Stripes are no longer just for awnings and lounge chairs!

Jewelry Box | 34

From lapis to crystals, you’ll want to rock these raw stones to add a wow factor to your accessories.

Home Front | 36

Spruce up your home with a splash of Greenery. Pantone’s Color of the Year will surely liven up any space.

Talk of the Town | 38

Tenafly’s serene parks and top-ranked schools make it a great place for families.

Escapes | 62

BERGEN readers share their favorite memories of venturing through Ireland.

Power Food | 67

Did you know some legumes are just as good a source of protein as meat? Enter chickpeas.

Wine + Spirits | 68

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This St. Patrick’s Day, the luck of the Irish comes in the form of an Irish Flag.

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Restaurant Review | 80

The trendy menu at Hearth & Tap Co. in Montvale features new takes on some old favorite comfort foods.

A Bergen Moment | 88 A local fashionista models South Moon Under’s clothes on the runway at Bergenfest 2016.

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Correction Michael L. Gross, M.D., of Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, LLC was listed under the specialty of Rheumatology in the Bergen County’s Top Doctors special section in the February issue. He should have been listed under the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery. Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, LLC is located at 440 Old Hook Rd. in Emerson. It has additional locations in Elmwood Park, Hackensack and Montclair. The phone number is 201.358.0707. Visit healthandlifemags.com/bergen/bergen-county-top-doctors-2017/ for a complete list of top doctors.

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Can’t make it across the pond for St. Patrick’s Day this year? Being here in Bergen is the next best thing. Celebrate this March 17 by enjoying a Guinness and corned beef and cabbage at one of the county’s many Irish pubs. Here are some of our favorites.

Blarney Station (258 Park Ave., East Rutherford, 201.531.0001; blarneystation.com): Meet old friends, make new ones and watch sports events on large-screen plasma TVs at this authentic Irish pub. Brady’s at the Station (5 W. Main St., Ramsey, 201.327.9748; bradysat thestation.net): This neighborhood landmark serves tradiational Irish fare and American favorites. The Shannon Rose (1200 Route 17 North, Ramsey, 201.962.7602; theshannonrose.com): Well known for its nightlife and drink specials, this bar and restaurant specializes in traditional Irish favorites. Davey’s (5 Park St., Montvale, 201.391.9356; daveyspub.com): This family-owned pub and restaurant promises good food, solid drinks and new friendships. PJ Finnegan’s (274 Fairview Ave., Westwood, 201.664.7576): The downtown Westwood staple picked up Best Irish Pub honors in the 2016 Best in Bergen readers’ poll. Tommy Fox’s Public House (32 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, 201.384.0900; tommyfoxs.com): You can feel the community spirit at this pub, located just steps away from the start of the Bergen County St. Patricks’ Day Parade. The Cottage (178 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.692.0016; cottagebarnj.com): If soccer (football to the Irish) is your game, this local hangout is a must visit. Hearty Irish and American pub grub is available, as is an assortment of draft beers and whiskey.

Did you know? Kevin Downes of North Jersey-based Downes Tree Service is the grand marshal of the 36th annual Bergen County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which takes place March 12 in Bergenfield. bergenmag.com

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New places to shop and spa All that glitters The Internet is paradise for consumers, but what you can’t find online is an experience. Places like Glitter & Glam, which recently opened in Paramus Park, are giving ladies of all ages a reason to go back to the mall. Think of it as a spa-day experience, particularly for young tweens and teens. Girls are treated like princesses—they’re propped up on pink thrones and enjoy a glamorous makeup application and little-lady version of a pedicure, complete with foot massage, bath and nail polish. Of course, Glitter & Glam

Get linked in Winter doesn’t officially end until the third week of March, but there’s a group of dedicated souls ready to get into the swing of spring. They might not be sporting short sleeves just yet, but golf enthusiasts will be out and about when all Bergen County golf courses open for the season on March 13. Tee times on opening day at Darlington (Mahwah), Orchard Hills (Paramus), Rockleigh and Valley Brook (River Vale) begin at 8 a.m. The Fab Four join Overpeck Golf Course, which held winter golf throughout the chilly months. “It’s a great time of year to play,” says Kevin Ramos, 38, of River Edge. An avid golfer, Ramos admits he “isn’t the best,” but loves “going out, bonding and even networking with others on the course.” For more information on greens fees and tee times, visit golfbergencounty.com.

offers a “pirate” package for boys, but young misses are clearly the target audience. The 3,000-square-foot store also has a runway for mock fashion shows. With their new ’dos, makeup and clothes, it’s the perfect place for young ladies to live big and show off. Glitter & Glam, 803 Paramus Park Mall, Paramus; glitterglamnynj.com

Marc Cain lands in the U.S. Calling all fashion fanatics: Marc Cain is coming to a mall near you, the Garden State Plaza to be exact. German designer Marc Cain is opening his first U.S. store this spring, offering his high-end women’s fashion line to Bergen shoppers. Founded in 1973, Marc Cain is one of the most recognized brands in Europe. The fashions, handbags and shoes combine “a sense of aesthetics and art with

a laid-back attitude, a natural look, innovative thinking and exclusivity.” Check out the brand’s looks at marc-cain.com, then head to the mall to try them on. A special spa Take spa day to a new level by visiting SoJo, the seven-story club in Edgewater that comes with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline. If the waterfront setting isn’t enough to soothe your soul, immerse yourself in the resort-like amenities: a rooftop infinity pool, 170-foot-long foot massage path, outdoor hydrotherapy pool, 10 saunas and therapy rooms, and a variety of outdoor hot tubs. You pay one fee for all-day admission and can add services like massage. All that R&R leave you famished? Food options include a casual café and a sit-down restaurant. “We are dedicated to providing the ultimate atmosphere for relaxation,” says Atif Youssef, the club’s general manager. SoJo Spa Club, 660 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.313.7200; sojospaclub.com

Author extravaganza Excited about an upcoming book? Then you’ll be even more excited to meet the author! Two independent bookstores in Bergen, Bookends in Ridgewood and Books and Greetings in Northvale, will host celebrity authors and acclaimed writers in April. The following are tentative schedules (check times with stores): Bookends (211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood; book-ends. com): April 2: New York Times best-seller Mary Higgins Clark April 5: Actor Alec Baldwin April 6: WWE superstar AJ Mendez Brooks (a.k.a. AJ Lee)

Books and Greetings (271 Livingston St., Northvale; booksandgreetings.com) April 3: Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory April 4: Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar April 12: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland

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Culinary Corner Bare necessities Meat lovers rejoice over the fresh patties served at Bareburger, known for burgers that crumble so neatly and evenly when eaten. Let the excitement continue! The growing chain recently opened an outpost at the new Closter Plaza, and its unique menu and philosophy are already earning rave reviews. “You won’t find some of the meats that they serve here in other places,” notes Ed Cheung, 40, of Norwood. On a recent visit, Cheung ordered a elk burger from a selection that also included beef, turkey, bison and chicken. Want to skip the meat? Order the veggie burger. The Closter location keeps with the company’s promise to offer grass-fed and humanely treated meat products free of GMOs. And if you have glutenfree restrictions, try your burger with a tapioca rice bun. Now that’s a whopper of a menu! Bareburger, 129 Vervalen St., Closter, 201.660.7720; bareburger.com

Up in smoke You don’t have to travel past the Mason-Dixon line to find good ’ole Southern barbecue. The folks behind Reilly’s Rib Cage, a Southern BBQ joint, have opened a

new location in Bergenfield, bringing the taste of true ’cue from the South and onto your plate. Owner Daniel Reilly and his partners have been smoking and firing up meats for the past decade—standards like the brisket, pulled pork and ribs are among the most popular items. “The sides, like bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers and jalapeno cheese cornbread are must-haves too,” says 30-year-old Dumont resident Thomas Crawford. The Rib Cage also pledges to make their food fresh and from scratch using meats that are free of antibiotics and GMOs. Can’t argue with that!

Puppy Love DOG: Maggie, 4-year-old Australian Labradoodle OWNERS: The Coyles, of Emerson It was love at first sight when the Coyle family met and adopted their 9-week-old puppy from Hudson, New York. “She blessed us,” recalls Nicole Coyle, who reports that the pooch’s full name is Magnolia May Bojangles. “We named her after our favorite restaurant in Cape May, The Magnolia Room.” Maggie’s become an important part of the family since then. “She knows as soon as I make our son Matty’s hot chocolate every morning that it’s time for her to run upstairs, jump on his bed and say good morning,” Nicole says. “It’s a happy way to begin the day.”

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Vive la France! Chocolate? Check. Pastries? Check. Macarons? Check. The Pierre & Michel French bakery has all the goodies you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, and the good news is they’re right next door in Elmwood Park. So save yourself a trip to Paris and stop into the new shop for authentic French pastries and desserts, quiche, artisan sandwiches and, of course, a fresh baguette. Bakers can also prepare pastries for special events and gift packages. In search of the perfect a wedding cake? They do that too. “The croissants are light and flaky,” notes Joseph Gaeta, 46, of Westwood, who recently took the trip across the county for breakfast. “They are absolutely divine.”

Fashionista visits Edgewater Actress Sarah Jessica Parker recently visited the Ulta Beauty store in Edgewater, where she talked about fashion and makeup, checked out new products, greeted fans and signed autographs.

Pierre & Michel, 95 Broadway, Elmwood Park, 201.300.6580; frenchbakerynj. com

Did you know? Café Matisse in Rutherford is the only Bergen County eatery named to online reservation service OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants list.

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Hit the notes and learn the ropes Whether you are struggling to play the drums or are a master at the double bass, there’s a place for musicians of all skill levels and abilities at Architekt Music, which opened about a year ago in Glen Rock (their original location is in Butler). Consider it part studio and part school. On any given day, music students might fill a room that shares a wall with a recording studio featuring one of Architekt’s professional clients. “The studio clients love seeing the students because they were there at one point in their life,” owner Kurt Wubbenhorst has said. All lesson rooms are equipped with pianos, high-tech guitar and bass rigs and state-ofthe-art drum kits. Students can also sign up for one of Architekt’s programs like the rock ensemble (join a rock band!) or the recording techniques class. This isn’t the music class you dreaded in high school—Architekt offers the education and ongoing jam session that everyone loves.

Help for stinky shoes When you’re hot in the socks, foot sweat and odor can be an issue. Well, we found a simple solution: Gran’s Remedy, made by Tenafly-based Honest Trading Corp., is a blend of powders that combats the five bacteria and fungi known to cause smelly feet and footwear. Just sprinkle some in your shoes, and let the magic begin. In a week’s time, your loafers and sneakers will smell fresh and clean. “I have a pair of running shoes that always make my feet sweat,” says BERGEN Associate Editor Darius Amos. “When I use Gran’s, I have nothing to worry about when I take off my sneakers.”

The write stuff Reading can take you to faraway places—and also very near ones. These recently published volumes have local ties, having been written by Bergen County authors. Pick up a copy and check out what your neighbors are up to:

Architekt Music, 959 Lincoln Ave., Glen Rock, 201.882.1400; edu.architektmusic.com

In for a thrill ride? Edgewater’s Jacqueline Simon Gunn recently published Circle of Trust, the second installment of the Close Enough to Kill triology. The novel follows a team of detectives as it tries to solve the murder of a radio psychologist. Gunn, who is a clinical psychologist in Manhattan, is currently working on the final book of her trilogy.

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If activity books are your cup of tea, pick up a copy of Alecia Blake’s Color In Fashion: A Stylish Adult Coloring Book. Adult coloring isn’t just a current trend—research shows that it can help a person improve coordination, fine motor skills and memory. Blake, a Park Ridge resident and fashion illustrator, filled her book with 30 fashion prints and patterns (city scenes, paisley and florals, butterflies, etc.) to be colored.

Many wouldn’t guess that Carlstadt resident Vito Quattrocchi is also a writing veteran—his most recent crime drama, The Rise and Fall of the Sewer King, is his 14th book. The literary piece is based on various trips to Sicily and encounters with known members of the Mafia. When he’s not writing, Quattrocchi is cutting hair at his Carlstadt barbershop, aptly named Vito’s.

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Dynamic duo honored Patrick and Esther Fletcher of River Edge received the Distinguished Service Award at West Bergen Mental Healthcare’s 24th annual Fall Night of Fine Dining, held recently at Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. The organization holds a special place in their hearts. Patrick served as a trustee for nine years and was executive vice president from 2011 to 2014. He is currently a member of the Foundation Board, and with his wife, has hosted several Distinguished Service Award Brunches and Nights of Fine Dining fundraising events. Patrick is well-known among county educators, currently serving as superintendent of the River Dell School District. In addition to developing a comprehensive special education program in that district, he was integral to the founding of the Bergen County Flight Team to help students and staff members cope with tragedies involving classmates and colleagues. Esther’s work also is rooted in education, and she is equally well-known for her initiatives, having been named Teacher of the Year in Carlstadt and sitting on the Governor’s Task Force on Bullying in Schools. “They are special individuals who give freely of themselves to benefit others,” said Thomas H. Bruinooge, president of West Bergen’s Board of Trustees. —Trudy Walz

THE GYM raises $10K for cancer foundation

Holding special classes, T-shirt sales, raffles and other fundraising events helped THE GYM, a fitness center with locations in Englewood and Montvale, raise $10,000 for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBCF), a local charity that funds research to support the discovery of new treatments for patients with triple negative breast cancer. THE GYM first started working with TNBCF in 2013, and has raised almost $30,000 since. For more charitable donations and fundraisers, see Gatherings on page 70.

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A desire to “pay it forward” led a Cresskill resident to start a nonprofit that helps those faced with a life-altering crisis. When the electricity was cut off for 10 days at the home of a woman who worked for minimum wage with a disabled husband and five children, Giants of Generosity posted the back payments and made sure PSE&G turned it back on. When a man who was almost electrocuted on the job became confined to a wheelchair and was struggling to maneuver upon his return home, Giants of Generosity played a key role in renovating his living space, not only contributing financially but arranging for more than 40 independent contractors to donate more than $130,000 worth of their time, labor, supplies and materials to the project. And when a man was hit head-on on Route 287, crushing him from the pelvis down, and was unable pay for Cobra, Giants of Generosity covered his insurance costs for 15 months. The Cresskill-based nonprofit, whose mission is to provide emergency relief funding and other vitally needed services to those experiencing critical, life-altering situations, is celebrating an anniversary—10 years—and its founder, president and CEO, D. Jane Chagaris Albanese, couldn’t be more proud. “We have helped more than 2,500 people in the past nine and a half years, right here in our own communities,” bergenmag.com

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says Albanese, a Cresskill resident born and raised in Tenafly. Albanese was going through a difficult time in her own life back in 2007. She’d recently lost her husband and had undergone a double mastectomy, only to be told afterward that she was misdiagnosed and did not actually have breast cancer. In the midst of this, she was watching an Oprah show during which the host gave audience members $1,000 and told them to “pay it forward.” It was, she says, her “ah-ha” moment to start a charity. “I knew right then and there that I needed to do something meaningful to help others in order for me to heal,” she says. Now the organization will celebrate its anniversary at the 4th annual Food & Wine Show at the Clinton Inn on March 19. Attendees will be treated to food from local restaurants, sweet treats from Keremo Cakes in Cresskill (recent winner of Cake Wars on TV) and wines from around the world as they listen to live music and mingle. Dancers from Arthur Murray in Tenafly will perform, and a 50/50 raffle and silent auction will be held. Money raised will enable Albanese to continue her work in the community. For more information, visit giantsofgenerocity.org. —Trudy Walz

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extra platinum blonde Bored with blonde? Lighten up your look even more by going extra platinum blonde—or almost white—with your color. It’s bold, it’s edgy, and it’s white-hot now. No wonder celebrities like Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner were dyeing to try it.

The new gray Going gray is no longer something to fear. In fact, it’s something to try! The hashtag #grannyhair on Instagram has more than 200,000 posts by women who have dyed their hair gray, and celebs like Cara Delevingne and Pink have tried the trend.

‘bronde’ Not blonde and not brunette, bronde is something in between— something very flattering and low maintenance, say color experts. The light and dark tones highlight the face and give hair more dimension so it looks thicker (like Gisele’s). Sign us up! The Almost Black Brunette Want to be the fairest of them all? Embrace this dramatic look. The almost black brunette works on light skin (for that Snow White effect) as well as tan and has been spotted on celebs like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid.

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The Prince Albert. This knot is an elegant variation on the four-in-hand: Rather than passing the wide end of the tie once in front of the skinny end, you pass the wide end around a second time. Poke the wide end in between the two loops of the knot, and pull tight. You’ll end up with an elongated knot, which is great for collars with long points or if you want to shorten the tie. A neat variation (call it the Sal Lauretta) is to poke the wide end under the inner loop of the knot. When you tighten the knot, you’ll be able to see a bit of the inner loop peeking under the outer loop. As seen in the photo, this visible sliver of fabric is a cool something extra.

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The Full Windsor. Also known simply as the Windsor or the double Windsor, it was not named for the Duke of Windsor, portrayed as the nasty but natty older brother in The King’s Speech, but rather for his grandfather, Edward VII, who liked his ties chunky. A few caveats: Large and triangular, a Windsor knot fits only a spread or cutaway collar. This knot also eats up a lot of fabric, so it calls for an extra-long tie. (Having the short end of your tie peek out at mid-torso is decidedly un-cool.) Because of its bulk, the Windsor can distract from the wearer’s face, making it best suited to men with a broad, square or round face, or with facial hair.

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{ talk of the town }

housing costs The median home value in Tenafly was $783,100 in 2016—up 4.6 percent over the previous year and predicted to rise 3.5 percent in 2017, according to Zillow.

WELCOME TO

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Locals Love

Enjoy this sophisticated suburb with an urban feel. As their son or daughter nears school age, many died-in-thewool Manhattanites reluctantly decide to move to the suburbs. Fortunately, their feelings of dread and despair disappear when they discover this bustling borough six miles north of the GWB, where top-ranked schools are just part of the package. Tenafly residents also enjoy a vibrant downtown, enviable restaurant scene, scenic parks and woodlands, diverse houses of worship and super-easy access to NYC via car or bus. There’s even a hotel—the Clinton Inn—which comes in handy when overnight houseguests outnumber the number of guest rooms in your house. About downtown: It’s tree-lined, walkable and home to an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, specialty stores, coffeehouses and restaurants. Head to SeeSaw for the latest in women’s fashions and accessories, and Orogio for fine jewelry and watches. Fans of fromage won’t want to miss Chez Cheese, which boasts an enviable selection—from blue to brie, gouda

to Gruyere, sheep to chèvre. And if you love to cook, be sure to check out the upscale wares, gadgets and tabletop items at Cooktique. (You can sign up for a cooking class there too.) Also downtown is Huyler Park, site of the annual Memorial Day ceremonies as well as a popular summer concert series. In all, there are some 424 acres of parks and open spaces in Tenafly, giving the 4.4-square-mile borough (population 14,880) a more bucolic feel beyond downtown. One of the most picturesque spots is Davis Johnson Park and Gardens, which features a rose garden, greenhouse, gazebo and scenic walking paths. At the opposite end of the spectrum is Lost Brook Preserve, where nature trails wind through dense woods. Other parks, playgrounds and sports fields are sprinkled throughout the neighborhoods, giving children who grow up here—and their parents—plenty of opportunities to enjoy the benefits of life outside the City.

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fun facts n A number of actors got their start in Tenafly, including Ed Harris and Jay Huguley, who were born here; Mira Sorvino, who was raised here; and Lea Michele, who spent her high school years here. n There’s a railroad station in Tenafly, but it hasn’t been in use since 1966. The National Historic Landmark, which was built in 1874, houses an outpost of Bleecker Street’s Cafe Angelique, where you can dine al fresco or in the soaring former waiting room. n Suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton lived in Tenafly from 1868 to 1887, and it was here that she and Susan B. Anthony made a futile attempt to vote in 1880. Her home is a National Historic Landmark.

dining Dining out has been elevated to an art form in Tenafly, where residents’ high expectations for their restaurants are often exceeded. Among the standout options: Axia Taverna for upscale Greek cuisine; Brasserie, a French/ American bistro; Kinara Cuisine of India; Max’s Italian Grill; Sayola for modern Spanish fare; Simply Vietnamese; Tenafly Kosher for the quintessential deli experience; and Zestt, where a husband-and-wife team serves up Middle Eastern fare. For those times when you’ve just gotta have pizza—it’s a toss-up between Paulie’s and TPR.

Median Household income Approximately $147,196, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

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{ health News }

Fight colds with chocolate Dark chocolate contains more antioxidants than most fruit juices, according to studies. And it’s those antioxidants that rev up your immune system, which is responsible for fighting colds. Choose varieties with at least 70 percent cacao.

Forget portion control

Want to lose weight? Focus more on what you’re eating, or eating mindfully, and less on measuring how much you eat. Research has found that folks who are told to “eat less” of everything don’t necessary reduce their caloric intake. Use a common sense approach by cutting back on sugar and eating lots of veggies, good carbs and protein. —International Journal of Obesity

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“Practice eating consciously by paying close attention to the foods you eat by noticing their aroma, flavor and texture rather than diverting attention to the food fad of the day. A small piece of dark chocolate, a seasonal fruit or vegetable, or a savory piece of sustainable fish are all mindful food choices that will bolster a healthful diet.” —Jackie Ehlert, R.D., Wise Gourmet, Mahwah

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The heart/mood connection

Taking this number of days off from your regular exercise routine reduces blood flow to the brain, including the hippocampus, which is your memory center. —Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Feeling lonely and socially isolated makes you 29 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack. The reason? Stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline, can raise blood pressure and inflammation. If you’re feeling depressed, see your doctor.

Yoga for moods in menopause

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Students who participated in a study where they snapped pictures of themselves smiling reported feeling happier after taking photos. So selfie away for a mood lift! —University of California, Irvine

The percentage decline in the incidence of coronary heart disease in the U.S. between 1983 and 2011.

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Practicing yoga for three months improved the moods of women between the ages of 40 and 60 who were experience perimenopausal mood swings even more than traditional exercise. Why? Researchers speculate that it’s because of the yoga’s calming effect on the nervous system and brain. —Journal of Mid-Life Health

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Sleep, interrupted

Snoozing spouse sound like Mount Vesuvius? It could signal dangerous— but treatable—sleep apnea. By Timothy Kelley

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If you’re married to a “sound” sleeper— as in loud sounds—it may be time to make some noise yourself. Heavy snoring can be a tipoff to a dangerous condition called obstructive sleep apnea, and persuading your partner to be evaluated at a sleep lab could be a smart move. The name apnea comes from the Greek meaning “without breath.” A sufferer’s breathing stops many times during the night due to temporary closings of the airway. That reduces the blood’s oxygen level; the condition can disrupt sleep and cause daytime drowsiness. Even if you devote eight hours to slumber, you can wake up sluggish and unrefreshed. An estimated 22 million Americans have sleep apnea, and roughly 80 percent of them don’t know it yet. The condition made the news last September, when it may have been a factor in an NJ Transit accident. A train operator apparently dozed off as his train approached the Hoboken terminal; the ensuing crash claimed one life and injured more than 100. Tests found he had untreated sleep apnea. But one needn’t doze off at the wheel to be harmed by the condition. Over time, it can cause high blood pressure, heartrate irregularities and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, there is treatment that can lower those risks and improve sleep quality so that one awakens feeling rested. To mark National Sleep Awareness Week (March 5–12), Bergen checks in with two county residents whose experience proves the point: HIS WIFE WAS RIGHT Online reviewers rave about the

Teaneck auto-repair shop run by Ridgefield Park resident Dimitris Moutafis, where at almost 67, he still puts in sometimes 14-hour days. One of them calls his business “a sleeper” because he’s “too busy working on cars to be bothered with Internet and advertising.” But it was as a literal sleeper that, a decade ago, he ran into trouble. “I was tired all day long,” recalls Moutafis, who came to this country in 1975 and still has a touch of the sunny Aegean in his speech. “And my wife said, ‘You snore so much, like a big animal— what the hell is going on?’” Today he pokes fun at his slow response: “She said, ‘Go to the doctor! Go to the doctor! Go to the doctor!’ And one day I said, ‘You know what? I’ve got no choice. Let me go to the doctor.’” John Villa, D.O., medical director of the Institute for Sleep/Wake Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center, ordered a polysomnography—a sleep test—in the hospital’s comfortable, hotellike sleep lab. “They hooked me up to the computer with wires connected to my head and body, and people watched the computer overnight,” says Moutafis. The test showed he had severe sleep apnea. He was outfitted with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Through a hose connected to a face mask or nasal pillows, it gently pushes air into the nostrils to give breathing a boost. He was given different masks to try until he found one he was comfortable with. “Now I sleep like a baby,” Moutafis reports. He rates his slumber as 90 percent better than it was. Indeed, Dr. Villa says his latest follow-up sleep study shows that while he’s using the machine, his breathing pauses just three times an hour (within a normal range not considered apnea)—versus 69 times without the CPAP. Says Moutafis: “To everybody now I say, ‘Go for the sleep apnea!’ I’m like a salesman.” “The trick to CPAP is breaking down the barriers that make it difficult to wear,” explains Dr. Villa. Indeed, some

people find the machine hookup clumsy at first. But once they’ve grown accustomed to it, many of those same people wouldn’t dream of spending a night without it. SHE CAN DREAM AGAIN “I knew I snored, but I never thought of the possibility of sleep apnea,” says Elizabeth, 65, of northern Bergen. (She’d rather omit her last name.) A selfdescribed Energizer Bunny type, she didn’t feel terribly fatigued even when her sleep apnea was untreated. But today, she says, “I know my sleeping is better.” Recently widowed, she had girlfriends sleep over, and in the morning one told her, “Elizabeth, you kept me up all night. I kept looking over to make sure you were breathing!” She was evaluated and outfitted with a CPAP through the Center for Sleep Medicine at Holy Name Medical Center by pulmonologist Adam Glassman, M.D., whom she’d first seen for bronchitis. Her test showed her sleep was interrupted by breathing pauses 32 times an hour. “I was in shock,” she recalls. But the finding made sense to her in a way, because she didn’t recall doing much dreaming. She asked the doctor if her apnea had been depriving her of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the dreaming stage, and he said it probably had. “Sleep apnea tends to be worse during REM, so the body reduces such sleep as a self-protective measure,” Dr. Glassman explains. He adds that someone denied REM sleep for a period also may have a “REM rebound” afterward, pigging out on dreams “to make up for lost time.” Says the doctor: “When you have fewer interruptions in sleep, you can experience all of the stages you need to be properly refreshed, including REM, in which you dream and consolidate learning from the day.” Elizabeth reports with pleasure that “since I’ve had my sleep apnea machine I’ve been dreaming about my husband again.” And when her 3-year-old grandson visits overnight, he enjoys their bedtime ritual. “Put your elephant mask on,” he reminds her.

Where to get your sleep study To schedule an overnight sleep study to find out if you have obstructive sleep apnea or another treatable sleep disorder, contact one of these hospital units in Bergen. A visit will need to be prescribed by your primary care physician; check your insurance coverage. • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood; 201.894.3154 • Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack; 551.996.3732 • Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck; 201.833.7260 • Valley Hospital, Ridgewood; 201.251.3487 bergenmag.com

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Gray lace dress by Baccio Couture.

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Navy printed velvet jacket by Rebecca Taylor, white leather pants by Lamarque and crystal and sterling silver bracelet by Giavan.

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RACHEL ZOE ‘RIVI’ TRI-STRAP STUDDED LEATHER SANDALS SeeSaw, Tenafly, 201.567.5560

JEFFREY CAMPBELL ‘LINDSAY’ JEWELED ANKLE STRAP HEELS South Moon Under, Woodcliff Lake, 201.746.6588

STEVE MADDEN ROSE SUEDE SNAPP SHOE Ginger N’Cream, Westwood, 201.664.2440

GIANVITO ROSSI ‘CRISSY’ BLACK LEATHER AND SUEDE HEEL Gito, Englewood, 201.541.7330

CALAXINI CUERO WEDGE SANDAL Society Femme, Westwood, 201.722.9300

VINCE CAMUTO WINOLA LACE-UP CUTOUT SANDAL South Moon Under, Woodcliff Lake, 201.746.6588

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STEVE MADDEN COGNAC SATCHEL BAG South Moon Under, Woodcliff Lake, 201.746.6588

KATE SPADE CAMERON STREET FLORAL MARGOT BAG Kate Spade, Ridgewood, 201.689.6204

STELLA MCCARTNEY WHITE FALABELLA BOX ALTER CROC MINI BAG SeeSaw, Fort Lee, 201.242.0831

MILLY ESSEX FRINGE SMALL DRAWSTRING BAG Boutique 811, Franklin Lakes, 201.485.8650

KENDALL + KYLIE ‘SLOANE’ MINI BACKPACK Ambience, Edgewater, 201.945.9599

STUART WEITZMAN EASTSDCROSSBODY Hartly, Westwood, 201.664.3111

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{ The Tastemakers }

Secrets Of A Style Pro Celebrities have stylists telling them what looks good. Now thanks to a Hillsdale resident, Bergenites can too. By Marisa Sandora You wouldn’t think that being a personal wardrobe stylist would be a dangerous job, but you’d be wrong: When Pamela Etzin opened one client’s closet, a giant pile of things fell out, including a suitcase that hit her in the head! “There was blood,” remembers Etzin. “The client was mortified.” Talk about suffering for fashion. It was just another day in the trenches for Etzin, of Hillsdale, who owns a personal styling business called An Eye for Detail. During a “Closet Edit and Style Assessment,” Etzin goes to clients’ homes and in three to four hours, evaluates their current wardrobe. “We take everything out, and you start trying things on,” she says. “We take an honest look at what works, what no longer fits, what can be recreated or what needs to go.” Then she helps the client organize what is left. She’ll also help put together outfits and photograph them so clients can remember what goes with what. Finally, she’ll suggest clothing and accessories for future purchases. Cost? $495 within Bergen County (she charges more if she has to travel). Etzin starts the process by getting to know her client’s likes, dislikes, style choices, wants and needs. “I want to know what their goals are, and I want to know what they are dressing for,” she explains. “Are they in an office, do they work from home? I really want to know what’s going on with them. Are they feeling frumpy? Do they want to change or elevate their look?” She helps people figure out what colors and styles look good on them so they can build a wardrobe around those basics. Etzin also offers personal shopping services ($175/hour or pay $995 for a two-hour closet edit and four hours of

shopping) where she will take clients to stores to find exactly what they need, whether it’s the perfect pair of black pants, a special occasion outfit or a whole new wardrobe. “I took a gentleman shopping last night who is 32, he’s in IT, and shopping is just not his thing,” she says. “We were at Banana Republic, and we must have tried on 18 of the same style shirt, but they were all made in different places and they all fit differently. Finally we found one that was perfect on him. The look worked for business and casual and happened to be 40 percent off, so he bought nine.” Having always loved clothing, Etzin began working in the garment district in New York City at the age of 20, first in showroom sales and later for wellknown designers such as Oleg Cassini, Abe Schrader and Kasper. “My favorite part was doing trunk shows and going to stores because I loved seeing customers,” she remembers. “That’s when I really developed my love of putting clothes on women.” After moving to the suburbs and having kids, Etzin worked in retail sales for stores like Ann Taylor, Talbots and White House, Black Market before deciding to start her own personal styling business six years ago. Now she enjoys helping clients get organized and love how they look, even if she does have to contend with the occasional kooky closet. “I had one client who was just a clothes hoarder—she saved everything,” Etzin remembers. “She still had her high school clothes, like monogramed sweaters, kilts. I can understand it. People have stories about every item. In the end, I did persuade her to get rid of things.” bergenmag.com

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The Take Away

Stylist Pamela Etzin of An Eye for Detail offers expert advice for every closet: How should a closet be organized? “Everything should be facing one direction on the same type of felt or velvet hanger, categorized by item type and light to dark.” What’s worth investing in? “Black pants, a few good jackets, highquality shoes, a nice dress or two, a few good handbags and some accessories like earrings, statement necklaces and scarves.” Should I give up on my “skinny” clothes? “Yes—or at least move them to another closet or place in the house if you really are serious about losing those 10 or 20 pounds. Only have things in your closet that fit you and that you can wear and feel great in.” If I haven’t worn it in a year, should I get rid of it? “No, not if you can recreate it. If you like it, update it with a great necklace or a great scarf. It’s knowing what to do with what you have.” Where should I donate things that no longer work? “I like Dress for Success or the Women’s Rights Information Center in Englewood where low-income job seekers can shop for clothing and accessories that are donated to their Career Closet.” How should I organize accessories? “The key is to be able to see everything. If you can see it, you will wear it. Hang necklaces, put bracelets on a black roll and put earrings in stackable trays.”

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Walk a mile in shoes from Teaneck-based Lust for Life, and you’ll discover CEO Sarah Malaquias’ lifelong love of fashion. By Danielle Gallo It’s hard to believe that the designer behind edgy shoe line Lust for Life almost became a doctor. But fashionistas everywhere can be glad Sarah Malaquias switched gears at the age of 24 and enrolled at Parsons School of Design to pursue her “lifelong passion” for fashion design. Now at 36, Malaquias is running her own footware company, Lust for Life, showing her lines at New York Fashion Week and taking frequent trips to Europe, where her shoes are made. When she’s not jet-setting, The Palisades, NY, resident can be found sketching new and inspired designs at Lust for Life’s headquarters in Teaneck, drawing on the the experience she gained working in product development for Steve Madden and as cocreative director of the London Trash and London Rebel lines of shoes for Zigi NY. Of course, being a busy career woman doesn’t stop her from stepping out the door each morning in some seriously stylish footwear. Malaquias spoke with BERGEN about spring trends, her brand and more. How did Lust for Life get its name? We drew inspiration from the artists and artisans that we had met along the way. Our name signifies their free way of living, which incorporates art, diversity and worldliness. This is our definition of Lust for Life. Who is the woman you design for? We design for an attitude and a lifestyle, for someone bold enough to set a new trend in her office, or to be the one at the dinner table in multicolor snakeskin 5-inch pumps. Where do you get your inspiration? I’m very much inspired by color and texture, which can come from fine art, nature, a flea market or someone’s vintage fur accessory.

What spring trends should we have our eyes on? I love color for spring as long as it’s done in a sexy, bare way, and having a very open shoe with a leg wrap accomplishes that. Fur has also popped up as a yearround item: It no longer signifies winter and can give your summer shoes a fun pop of color and texture. What fashion faux pas drive you crazy? I have two: The first is over-accessorizing.  Choose one statement piece that you want people to notice and make that the focal point of your outfit. Everything else you’re wearing should complement this item. The second is letting your toes hang off the side of your sandal. If your toes hang or poke through because of the design, it’s not the shoe for you, and you shouldn’t buy it.

What’s something about you that would surprise people? It’s nearly impossible for me to tell a lie. And I desperately want to learn to breakdance.

What’s your go-to shoe for comfort or running errands? It used to be a ballerina flat, but sneakers have completely taken over—I am so happy that they are fashionable now. There are so many cute ways to wear sneakers with jeans, shorts and even dresses. I still love a rich leather flat sandal with a thick leather insole. Even with studs all over it, it gives any outfit a classic look that is appropriate for any setting. How many pairs of shoes do you have? Probably close to 100. I try to donate the ones I don’t wear, but I just accumulate so many from working in the business. I justify it with the idea that a good shoe is the one accessory that will always change your outfit, and whether or not you’re having a “fat day” won’t matter––the shoes will always fit. What do you like to do in your downtime? I’m almost always working. I take what little time I have to spend with my family. My husband and I like to do dinner and drinks.

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Tell us about your family. I have two stepkids, a boy and a girl. My stepdaughter is 10, and although she’s a bit of a tomboy, she likes to talk fashion with me and get my opinions on things. I think she looks up to me in that sense. I also have a “fur baby,” a rescue beagle mix.

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Roller derby has evolved from fishnets and fake fighting. And thanks to a dedicated group of local women, you can play—or watch— right here in Bergen County. By Sean Hale Fishnets, booty shorts and helmets covered with stickers—this was the version of roller derby I discovered back in 2010 as a photographer for the Garden State Rollergirls, an all-women, flat track roller derby league that practices in North Arlington. It was a world of big hits, bigger personalities, and women looking to win on the track as much as at the afterparty. Players skated with banged-up gear and damaged bodies, believing duct tape was often good enough to hold both together for their 60-minute game. As each year went by, though, this counterculture carnival I had stepped into became more sportsfocused, more mainstream. Late nights at the bar were exchanged for long sessions at Crossfit. “Boutfits,” the uniform skaters would wear, changed from mismatched punk ensembles to athletic capris and jerseys made of the latest breathable, sweat-wicking fabrics. Roller derby has seen a resurgence in the past few years, boasting around 1,200 leagues worldwide, and Garden State now has about 40 players across five teams.

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Games are divided into two 30-minute periods. Each period consists of a several “jams,” plays that can last up to two minutes. During a jam, each team puts five players on the track: four blockers and a jammer, the point-scorer, who attempts to earn points by lapping the pack and successfully passing the other team’s blockers. While the sport has become more serious and less “camp” over the years, what hasn’t changed is the tight-knit community it offers, a community that supported me as I transitioned from photographer to coach in 2014. As a coach, I have seen roller derby call out to women of all backgrounds, sizes and lifestyles. In a single line-up, you might find a librarian, pharmacist, stay-at-home mother, office manager, and young-adult author, ranging in age from 18 to 40-something. All different body types have advantages in this sport: Petite skaters may slip through the tiniest holes between blockers, while women of size use their power to halt any skater who may try to pass them. Even with all of their differences, players share a hunger to carve out this time just for themselves, where they are no one’s boss or subordinate, partner or parent. Garden State player and Mahwah resident Suzy Ross, who skates under the name Double Tuf Oreo, reflects, “I started derby shortly after I had my son. I needed some time away to relieve stress, make some new friends and definitely get back into shape. Derby gave all of that to me. I have made some amazing friends I can talk to about everything.” Ross and her husband felt such a sense of community that they held their wedding during halftime of one of Garden State’s games. Vows were said, the bouquet was tossed, and the game resumed. Fitting roller derby into busy lives can be a challenge. The Rollergirls practice three times per week from January through November, with only a small break in July, so the commitment is great. The league’s two travel teams play between eight and 13 games per year, half at home, and the other half at opponents’ venues, generally one to four hours away by car. The charter team for Garden State, the Ironbound Maidens, also travels to tournaments, sometimes as far away as Colorado. While costly for the skaters, these events have allowed the Ironbound Maidens the chance to play against teams from all over North America as well as teams from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Sweden and Finland. When asked if it’s worth all the demands the sport places on a player, Garden State’s Jennifer “Baked Beanz” Setteducato says, “That rush I get when I am skating makes it all worth it. I feel alive and free, and the weight of the world is off my shoulders for two hours.” Garden State Rollergirls host a First Skate every three months, giving potential new skaters a chance to join the league’s “Fresh Meat” program. For more information, go to gardenstaterollergirls.com.

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Making a big splash An Old Tappan pool house is a hit all year long, proving that the fun doesn’t end when you leave the water. By Darius Amos Design by Creative Design Contruction & Remodeling What happens when the kids outgrow their backyard playhouse and an old shed is underused? For one Old Tappan homeowner, the answer was: Call in the wrecking ball. Well, it wasn’t that dramatic, says Glen Lumia, president and CEO of Northvale-based Creative Design Construction & Remodeling, but replacing those old structures with a one-of-a-kind pool house was a viable solution. A simple pool house with four walls, windows, roof and a door just wouldn’t cut it for this property, he says. The yard already featured an in-ground pool with tanning shelf, spa, grotto and waterfall, while an outdoor kitchen, firepit area and trampoline dotted other spots on site. “The owner wanted the pool house to fit in with the character of the outdoor space and be an extension of the main house,” says Lumia, whose company oversaw each stage of the project. Their shared vision evolved from the concept of a Japanese pavilion, from its general shape and form to an interior chock full of upscale amenities and comforts. On the wish list: a full bath with indoor and outdoor showers, a changing room with washer and dryer, a bar with refrigeration, an entertaining area with TV and fire features, and plenty of storage for pool equipment and furniture. Location played a large role in the intricate design of the building. Because direct sunlight literally hits the A Tennessee flagstone path leads to the covered lounge area of this Old Tappan pool house. Motorized screens are hidden from view but can be lowered to keep unwanted pests from spoiling the party inside.

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This page: A full indoor bathroom with seeded glass offers privacy, but the available outdoor shower is convenient for those needing a quick rinse. The bar area includes refrigeration, sink and stone countertops with waterfall detail. Above: The covered entertainment area with free-floating fireplace and fire table makes outdoor gatherings a year-round possibility. Natural cedar lines the cabana ceiling, in keeping with the designer’s “outdoor organic” theme.

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spot during summer days, “we designed the roof to allow for the natural process of convection,” Lumia says. Staycool Tennessee flagstone is used for patio floors, and the open ceiling—constructed of natural cedar—allows rising heat to escape. A roof transom is installed for function and aesthetics; it aids in the release of hot air while allowing views of summer sunsets. Motorized screens around the cabana’s covered outdoor entertainment lounge provide protection from nature’s elements (including pesky bugs!). “This space is important because it allows for more family time, Friday night pizza and movie events or just a cozy romantic night by the fire,” Lumia says. Portable decorative space heaters were added to extend the entertaining season. “Now, all the comforts of the inside can be enjoyed outdoors any time of the year,” he says.

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{ escapes }

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Have you been to Ireland? If so, what did you love about it: the friendliness of its people, the sweeping landscapes, great pubs, uplifting music, the coast, the castles? We asked BERGEN readers to share their favorite memories.

“My husband, Joe, and I visited Ireland this past October and had an incredible trip. We rented a car and visited several enchanting sights and cities. On our way to Dublin, we stopped in Monkstown, a little town on the coast, where we got a chance to visit with some distant relatives. This had special meaning to us because we are expecting our first child in March. We saw where my greatgrandparents grew up, and it was fascinating to learn about my Irish roots. It was a trip we will never forget.” —Danielle Suscovich, Midland Park

“In July 1996, my brother, sister and I visited Ireland with our mother, Mary Cleary Schuber, who was born in Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland. Mom has since passed away, but to see this beautiful country through her eyes was a memory we treasure. From the music, poetry and lovely people to the castles and fairy tales, we had a fabulous time. They say in Ireland there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met before, and that is so true.” ––Elaine Schuber, Oradell

“My husband, Joe, and I have taken numerous trips to Ireland over the past 12 years, and each time we go, it feels more and more like ‘going home.’ A few years ago, Joe was offered the opportunity to work in Ireland for just over a year. I was able to visit and explore more of the island. One day, I met my favorite Irish tenor, Anthony Kearns (pictured above). Another day, we visited my friend Velda, who breeds Irish Wolfhound puppies. In March 2015, we adopted Murphy, who flew from Dublin to Newark and now makes his home with us.” —Katherine Pursley, Mahwah

“I traveled to County Kerry with a dear friend and found a people kind, strong and soulful. The beauty of the landscape was breathtaking: The green meadows and farms were dotted with sheep and cattle––every view was a picture postcard. Quaint pubs were in every lovely town. One in particular had a band playing Irish music. Heading home, I must have left my scarf on my chair. One of the musicians ran out to the street to give it back. Another Kerry man told me, ‘See, Love, now that is Ireland.’ It was so true!” ––Lisa Isaac, Westwood

“We enjoyed a fantastic journey with my Irish mother and two teenagers. I was worried that the kids would be bored and not enjoy all the touring we did, but they had a blast. We stayed in a castle, kissed the Blarney Stone, and looked up our ancestry— memories to last a lifetime.” ––Bob Conti, Hillsdale

“My husband and I took a trip to Ireland and traveled across the country. My favorite stop was Kinsale, a historic fishing town in County Cork. We also had the best meal of our trip there at a well-known restaurant on the Bandon River called Fishy Fishy. For an appetizer, we ordered mussels in an Irish butter cream sauce, and as an entree, I got salmon, which was in a chili sauce. It was truly delicious!” ––Megan Bell, Montvale

Opposite, top: At its highest point, the Cliffs of Moher rise 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Middle, from left: Built in 1592, Trinity College in Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland. Those who visit the Blarney Castle in County Cork know not to miss the opportunity to hang upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss the Blarney Stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, the tallest church in Ireland and the largest, making it a must–see. Bottom, from left: Calling all stout fans: The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin consists of seven floors covering everything from how Guinness is made to the history of beer. Pedestrians have plenty of shopping options along High Street in Galway. bergenmag.com

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Chickpeas, please! Packed with protein and fiber, this legume adds nutty flavor to countless dishes.

The next time you spread a spoonful of hummus onto a cracker, know you’re also enjoying a taste of agricultural history. Dating back to about 7,500 years ago in the Middle East, chickpeas are considered one of the world’s “founder crops,” some of the earliest to be cultivated. Don’t let their name (or names) fool you. Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are neither peas nor beans; rather, they’re legumes and are as versatile and nutritious as they are ancient. POWER UP A cup of canned chickpeas is only 210 calories and contains about 11 grams of protein and 9.6 grams of fiber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They’re rich in vitamins and minerals, including manganese, providing 84 percent of the recommended daily value (RDV) for a 2,000-calorie diet, folate (71 percent), copper (29 percent), and iron (26 percent). Also, chickpeas are a source of “resistant starch,” a type of fiber that a recent British and Irish study published in Nutrition Bulletin claims can be useful in managing diabetes and promoting gut health. Buy/Store/Serve Chickpeas are available canned and dry at most supermarkets, and which variety you should choose is based on personal preference and patience. Those looking to avoid BPA exposure from canned products or reduce sodium may prefer to cook dry chickpeas (tip: they taste better than their canned cousins too). The downside to this variety is that cooking them is time consuming. The legumes must be soaked overnight (12 hours) and then boiled for over an hour.

The different ways to prepare cooked or canned chickpeas are countless—you can roll ’em, roast ’em, sprinkle ’em and spread ’em. They can be pureed with tahini into hummus, ground and rolled with spices and flour into falafel balls, sprinkled plain over salads, added to pasta dishes or soups, and even roasted into a crunchy snack (drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and spices like cumin, cayenne, and turmeric, then roast at 400°F for about 30 minutes). Chickpeas can also be ground into chickpea flour, which is sold at most healthfood stores and specialty markets and is a protein-packed substitute for those eating a gluten-free or wheat-free diet. DID YOU KNOW? Chickpeas may be at the forefront of the fight against global hunger. Scientists are working to develop a climate-resilient chickpea crop through the Chickpea Innovation Lab, an initiative called “Feed the Future” by the United States Agency for International Development. This facility is one of 23 such labs hoping to improve the resilience and yield of nutrient-dense crops to help feed a growing global population and support small-scale farmers worldwide. Read more at FeedtheFuture.gov. —Liz Donovan

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When buying canned chickpeas, look for ones that are free of BPA, a toxin that you want to avoid. Though the canned variety generally retains the majority of its nutrition, some folate is lost in the canning process. Buy dried chickpeas if you are eating them for folate. Soak them overnight for maximum nutritional value, absorption and digestibility.” —Robin DeCicco, certified holistic nutritionist, Power of Food Education, Ramsey

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{ Wine + spirits }

Liquid Luck

The Irish flag is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day festivities or if you’re looking to try out your mixology skills. Irish Flag Ingredients n 1/3 shot green crème de menthe n 1/3 shot Irish cream n 1/3 shot Licor 43 DIRECTIONS Carefully and slowly layer the ingredients in order into a tall, narrow shot glass.

Layering shots is a lost art, but well– worth the effort. To get the full layering effect, it’s best to slowly pour the ingredients over the back of a spoon and into the shot glass to prevent overpour. Be sure to use a tall, slim shot glass because it will hold the ingredients in place better than a wide shot glass.” —Josh Binsfeld, bartender at The Shannon Rose, Ramsey

Did you know? Crème de menthe is available commercially in colorless and green varieties. The green version typically gets its color from either Corsican mint or dried peppermint leaves.

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KAPLEN JCC ON THE PALISADES More than 150 people gathered at The Palisadium in Cliffside Park to celebrate Kaplen JCC’s Big Night Out. The evening featured cocktails and dinner and raised more than $100,000 to support annual scholarship assistance at the JCC. 2 JoJo Rubach, Marci Ginzburg, Dianne Nashel, Tara Jagid, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Sue Gelsey and Jordan Shenker. 3 Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Frank Huttle. 4 David Lambert, Dianne Nashel and Pamela Nashel Leto. 5 David Graf, Erik Maschler, Josh Jagid, Jeffrey Celentano, Jeff Jagid, Mitchell Ginzburg and JoJo Rubach.

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1 CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER Charity Reality International LLC of Rochelle Park presented the Christian Health Care Center of Wyckoff with a $3,150 grant. The grant will support the center’s Annual Fund, which will be used for renovating its Longview Assisted Living Residence. 1 David Isom, Scott Sheldon, Rosanne Isom, Pamela Rooney, James Costanzo and Douglas Struyk.

6 NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS NEW JERSEY As part of its Hope & Grace Initiative, Philosophy donated $5,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NJ Chapter. QVC on-air guest host Heidi Guest presented the donation to the charity’s Associate Director, Aruna Rao during a Wellbeing Beauty Workshop at Philosophy’s Garden State Plaza location in Paramus. 6 Heidi Guest and Aruna Rao. bergenmag.com

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7 TOYS FOR TOTS Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar presented a $113,000 donation to the U.S. Marine Corps in support of its Toys for Tots program. The funds were raised during Applebee’s annual Breakfast with Santa fundraising events held at its locations throughout New Jersey. 7 Christopher Lopa, Kevin Coughlin, Sgt. Ramon Perez and John Antosiewicz.

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Enjoy a parade, race for a cause, sample delicious dishes—Bergen County events give you a chance to celebrate something new or embrace tradition.

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MAR 5 You’ll find everything from woodcarved bears to scented soaps at the PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT SHOW, 10 a.m–5 p.m. Browse more than 100 exhibitors and vendors as well as arts and crafts displays set up throughout the school. Breakfast and lunch items will also be available for purchase. Admission: $3. Visit phspta.com for more info. MAR 5 Getting ready to head down the aisle? Grab your spouse-to-be and head over to the BRIDAL EXPO at the Hilton in Woodcliff Lake, 1–4:30 p.m. The event will feature local bridal services, including transportation, entertainment, food and more. Admission: FREE. Check out bridaltradeshows.com for details. MAR 5–26 Make your own fresh maple syrup at one of the MAPLE SUGARING CLASSES held at the Tenafly Nature Center. Learn how to identify a maple tree, how

to tap a tree and how to boil down sap to make warm maple syrup. Pre-registration is required. Registration: $6–$22. Register for a class at tenaflynaturecenter.org.

MAR 7 Don’t miss the fourth annual A TASTE OF PASCACK VALLEY THEATRE event at the River Vale Country Club, 7–10 p.m., where you can sample delicious signature dishes from local restaurants. The fun-filled evening will also include raffles, silent auctions, music, cash bar and a “sneak peek” performance by select Pascack Valley Theatre cast members from their spring show. Tickets: $35. Head to pvhstheatre.org. MAR 11 & 12 The New Jersey Choral Society Pops Spectacular presents FOSSE, a showcase of American musical theater legend Bob Fosse, at Immaculate Heart Academy in Township of Washington. The show will include songs from Fosse productions, including Pippin, Chicago and bergenmag.com

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Sweet Charity. Tickets: $25 for general admission, $22 for seniors and students, $12 children under 12. Tickets purchased at the door will be an extra $5 each. Get yours at njcs.org.

MAR 12 Show your Irish spirit at the BERGEN COUNTY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE in Bergenfield, beginning at 2 p.m. The festivities kick off at Time Lounge & Liquors on Washington Avenue. Admission: FREE. Get the full scoop at bergencountyirish.com.

MAR 12, 19 & 26 All Seasons Chamber Players present ROME, VIENNA AND BEYOND at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ridgewood, Fort Lee Public Library in Fort Lee and Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack. The performance features solo works for cello and piano trios by Rota and Schubert. Admission: FREE. Find more info at allseasonschamberplayers.org.

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{ on the town } MAR 25 For an evening packed

Maple Sugaring Classes Tenafly March 5-26

MAR 19 Calling all foodies! Head over to the Clinton Inn in Tenafly from 1:30–5:30 p.m. and whet your appetite at the annual FOOD AND WINE SHOW. Sponsored by Giants of Generosity, the event includes interactive food and wine demonstrations, samplings, raffles and more. Tickets: $65. Purchase yours at giantsofgenerosity.org.

with punch lines, clever writing and hair-trigger laughs, purchase your tickets for THE GOOD HUMOR MEN at Ramapo College’s Sharp Theater in Mahwah, 8 p.m. You’ve seen them on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late, Late Show and Comedy Central, now stand up comedians Pat Hazell, Pete Lee, Pat McGann and Andrew Norelli join forces in Bergen County. Tickets: $25–$38. Visit ramapo.edu for more information.

MAR 26 Form a team, put on your best running shoes and head over to OUR JOURNEY 5K FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS in Saddle Brook. Choose between the 5K and 1-mile races to raise awareness and support for The Incurable Disease Foundation and endometriosis. The race kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at Saddle River County Park. Registration: $25. Find all race and sign-up information at runsignup.com. MAR 26 The Adelphi Orchestra continues its 63rd season of with MYSTICAL SONGS AND DANCES OF SCHEHERAZADE, a concert under the direction of principal conductor

Richard Owen. The show will begin at 3 p.m. at River Dell Middle School in River Edge and feature soprano Sara Pearson and the Ballet Neo Dance Company. Admission: FREE. Donations are encouraged. Visit adelphiorchestra.org for more details.

MAR 31 See masters of Kung Fu perform in the fully choreographed theatrical production of Shaolin Warriors at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, 8 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Shaolin Warriors’ demonstrations of remarkable skill, stunning movement and death-defying martial arts. Tickets: $29–$49. Purchase yours at bergenpac.org. MAR 31 Enjoy a buffet dinner, drinks, music and a silent auction during the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation BASH AT THE BRICK HOUSE fundraiser at The Brick House Restaurant in Wyckoff. The festivities will take place from 7–11 p.m. Admission: $80 per person, $750 for a table of 10. Head to emmanuelcancer.org. Send event listings to: BERGEN 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; or email us at editor@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published. Share events online by clicking the “Submit an Event” link below the Community Calendar at bergenmag.com.

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EDUCATION A GUIDE TO THE BEST PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PRIVATE SCHOOLS, CAMPS, COLLEGES, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

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Sarah Carberry, Professor of Chemistry, works with Ramapo College students in one of our newly renovated chemistry labs.

Learn in small classes. Succeed in big ways. With an average class size of 23 and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1, Ramapo College offers students an individualized learning experience. Our students are able to build meaningful, close-working relationships with faculty members through mentorship, collaboration and research opportunities. Ramapo College offers over 36 undergraduate majors, bachelor’s degree completion options, continuing education and workforce development, and part-time graduate programs in Accounting, Business Administration (MBA), Nursing (MSN), Special Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology and Social Work. Discover how we prepare our students for a lifetime of success.

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GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL Barnstable Academy is a collegeprep private school that offers individualized attention and specialized learning programs for bright and diverse learners in a safe, nurturing, environment for students in grades 5-12. For a private tour or meeting, or to learn more about our summer program, contact Luanne McGann at 201-651-0200. www.BarnstableAcademy.com

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Green Meadow Waldorf School is one of about 300 Waldorf Schools in the United States and approximately 1,000 Waldorf Schools internationally. We serve students from Nursery through grade 12. Rather than teaching to the test or adhering to Common Core standards, the Waldorf curriculum fosters independent, critical thinking and problem solving, develops ethics and morality, and promotes true joy in learning. 307 HUNGRY HOLLOW RD. CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY 10977 GMWS.ORG | 845.356.2514

PARAMUS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Paramus Catholic is a co-educational high school celebrating its 50th year of excellence. The school offers a wide-ranging and competitive curriculum comprised of over 140 courses, including 28 Honors and 19 AP. From the high-tech turf field to the newly-constructed music conservatory, with numerous extracurricular activities and thriving campus ministry programs in between, PC provides a cultivating environment for all students to explore and grow. Follow us on Twitter @ParamusCathHS.  425 PARAMUS RD. PARAMUS, NJ 07652 201.445.4466 | PARAMUSCATHOLIC.COM

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Help your child SOAR One-on-One Home Tutoring Grades Pre-K to 12 • Reading Fluency & Comprehension • Multi-Sensory Math • Writing Organization • Orton-Gillingham Instruction • State Test Preparation • Organization, Test Taking & Note Taking Strategies • Self-esteem & Motivation Building

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EDUCATION PLANNER Ramapo College of New Jersey prepares students to be successful leaders through hands-on learning and faculty-student mentoring. With an average class size of 23 and a faculty-student ratio of 18:1, Ramapo is committed to developing each student on a personal level. Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in over 36 majors and part-time graduate degree programs in business, accounting, nursing, education, and social work. Ramapo also offers bachelor’s degree completion options, continuing education and workforce development. 505 RAMAPO VALLEY RD., MAHWAH, NJ 07430 201.684.7500 | RAMAPO.EDU/LEARN

WEST BERGEN’S CENTER FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH

The SOAR Experience at West Bergen Mental Health Care is a therapeutic social skills program in a summer day camp-like environment for children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders filled with: Social Skills, Outdoor Fun, Arts & Crafts, & Relationships. 1 CHERRY LN., RAMSEY, NJ 07446 201.934.1160 | WESTBERGEN.ORG

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restaurant review:

Recreating comfort Meat lovers, myself included, mourned when news hit last spring that the venerable Montvale eatery The Porter House would depart the upscale steakhouse world and cater to the trendy gastropub audience. I was, admittedly, one of the skeptics. After all, the old eatery was the site of many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, office happy hours and dinners with loved ones—and now it was no more.  But what the folks at the reinvented joint—Hearth & Tap Co.—did was create an imaginative menu that retained most of the former establishment’s regulars while winning new fans from all walks of life. The premise, according to owner Fintan Seeley and general manager Mike Greenberg, is

to use plenty of fresh products from local sources and offer craft brews. A comfortable, rustic vibe greets you as you pass a great outdoor front patio (an obvious hangout during warm weather) and make your way inside. Soft lighting and fireplaces illuminate the dark wooden walls, floors and ceilings. To the left of the main entrance is one of Bergen County’s few remaining indoor smoking bars, while a flight upstairs leads to private party rooms. Bear right and you’ll wind up in another bar beside a wood-burning oven, which is used to cook artisan flatbreads. On a recent Friday night, my dining companion and I were seated among other diners—a family of five, a middle-aged couple and a young pair who might’ve been on their first date. While my friend ordered a chardonnay, I gleefully went with a stout from Brix City Brewing in Little Ferry. Thankfully, I didn’t fill up on drinks and left plenty of room for food. Our first bite of the night was the best I’ve had in a while—the roasted Brussels sprouts were perfectly crisped and shared space on the plate with pork belly nuggets and a divine honey-chili glaze. My companion and I also shared an order of pan-seared meatballs, which crumbled evenly with each bite. A delightfully thick pomodoro sauce with basil pesto complemented the meaty morsels and tasted just as good on the accompanying ciabatta toast. We were still raving about the appetizers when our entrees arrived. To test Hearth & Tap’s philosophy of serving reimagined comfort food classics, my companion ordered fish and chips. A thick lemonshandy batter was extra crisp and kept the fish inside well protected. The texture of the cod was the complete opposite of the bergenmag.com

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batter—“light, flaky and tasty,” my friend reports. Hand-cut fries and minted mashed peas were equally delicious, she says, and were a treat to the taste buds. A meat lover, I excitedly decided on the short rib ravioli from the evening specials. It scored an “A” for presentation (a colorful array of carrots and basil rested on top of the pasta), and even a higher grade for taste. Inside each plump ravioli was a pleasant surprise. The mouth-watering and tender short rib exploded from the pasta pocket with each bite. Combined with an exquisite mushroom sauce, my dish truly hit the spot. Tummies near capacity, my companion and I each capped the meal with dessert. She went with a jasmine rice pudding, which arrived at the table inside a Masonjar mug. Lightly sweetened, the smooth pudding was offset by the nutty flavor and occasional snap of almond slivers. My end-of-meal treat was a warm apple crisp topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. The slow melt of the ice cream created a dazzling flavor when it combined with the rich, toasty fruit. Now that’s comfort! So while the memories of the old Porter House are as vivid as ever, I was convinced at the end of this night that there are plenty of good times and good meals to come at Hearth & Tap. —Darius Amos Hearth & Tap, 125 N. Kinderkamack Rd., Montvale, 201.307.6300; hearthandtap.com

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A GUIDE TO CARE AND ASSISTANCE FOR SENIOR LIVING

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SENIOR LIVING GUIDE BUCKINGHAM AT NORWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION

Buckingham at Norwood Care and Rehabilitation offers superior personcentered short and long term care and services on their beautiful campus. Since 2009 Buckingham has been consistently rated a 5 Star Facility by Medicare and US News ranked Buckingham “among the best homes in the country” 2011—2017. Brentwood Subacute Center at Buckingham recently opened The Penthouse—our newly renovated top floor showcasing individual suites, comfortable lounge areas,the latest in modern healthcare design and offering the outstanding clinical care and rehabilitation outcomes for which Buckingham is known. Call our Admissions Department for more information: 201.768.6222 100 MC CLELLAN ST., NORWOOD, NJ 07648 201.768.6222 | WINDSORHEALTHCARE.ORG/BUCKINGHAM

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new 14,000-square-foot Bolger Gym & Wellness Center at Christian Health Care Center, the Transitional Care Suite offers patients a chance to relearn daily activities through occupational therapy in a safe environment. The area includes a fully functional kitchen/dining area, family room, laundry room, bedroom, and bathroom specifically designed to replicate the comforts—and challenges—of home following a hospitalization. For a tour, call (201) 8484463 or email khockstein@chccnj.org. 301 SICOMAC AVE., WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 201.848.5200 | CHRISTIANHEALTHCARE.ORG

LINCOLN PARK CARE CENTER

The beautiful, calming design of Lincoln Park Care Center has been created to soothe, motivate and stimulate residents to improve their quality of life. We strive to offer residents a range of creative and therapeutic programs to encourage socialization and participation. The Jerry and Dolores Turco Medical Rehab Center ( JDT Rehab) is a new 65,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that offers the ultimate in short-term rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, wellness and senior services…all in luxury and comfort beyond expectation! 503 PINE BROOK RD., LINCOLN PARK, NJ 07035 973.317.7500 | JDTREHAB.COM

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Where To Eat

Getting three square meals a day has never been easier—Bergen County is home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings. CLIFFSIDE PARK Absolute Thai Homemade 644 Anderson Ave, 201.941.2290 absolutethaihomemadenj. com Avo’s Grill 720 Anderson Ave. 201.945.9038 avosgrill.com Cinar Turkish Restaurant 677 Palisade Ave. 201.941.5650 cinarnj.com Rose’s Place 671A Palisade Ave. 201.945.5447 rosesplacenj.com

CLOSTER Locale Café and Bar 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com Zendiggi Kebab House 228 Closter Dock Rd. 201.768.0644 zendiggi.com

EAST RUTHERFORD

Greek Taverna 55 Promenade 201.945.8998 greektavernausa.com Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar 2 Main St. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com The River Palm Terrace 1416 River Rd. 201.224.2013 riverpalm.com That Fondue Place 934 River Rd. 201.224.2524 thatfondueplace.com

ENGLEWOOD Baumgart’s Café 45 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.6267 baumgartscafe.com

Sayola in Tenafly serves classic Spanish dishes in a delightful atmosphere.

Bennie’s 54 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.5700 benniesof englewood.com Romulus 21 E. Palisade Ave. 201.408.2639 romulusrestaurant.com

Al Di La 1 Hoboken Rd. 201.939.1128 aldilaitalianbistro.com

Syros Taverna 51 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0020 tavernasyros.com

Park & Orchard 240 Hackensack St. 201.939.9292 parkandorchard.com

Tani Sushi & Asian Grill 44 E. Palisade Ave. 201.567.7888 taniofenglewood.com

Taos Restaurant and Lounge 356 Paterson Ave. 201.460.8988 villagrestaurant group.com

FAIR LAWN

EDGEWATER Fleming’s Steakhouse 90 Promenade 201.313.9463 flemings steakhouse.com

Gotham City Diner 39-10 Broadway 201.398.9700 gothamcitydiner.com Kimchi Mama 7-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.703.2905 Mei Sushi 14-20 Plaza Rd. 201.398.9882 meisushi.com

Oceanos Oyster Bar & Sea Grill 2-27 Saddle River Rd. 201.796.0546 oceanosrestaurant.com

Tast Eatery 1224 Anderson Ave. 201.313.8278 tast.us

The River Palm Terrace 41-11 Route 4 West 201.703.3500 riverpalm.com

Bistro 399 399 Midland Ave. 973.928.4488 bistro399.com

Sage Restaurant 17-15 Broadway 201.797.0500 sagefairlawn.com

The Firehouse Family Restaurant 42 Plauderville Ave. 973.478.2226 firehouse-restaurant.com

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Goodfellas 661 Midland Ave. 973.478.2226 goodfellasristorante.com

Caffé Milano 2117 Route 4 East 201.461.0466 In Napoli 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com

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Prime & Beyond 501 Main St. 201.461.0033 primeandbeyond.com

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Glen Rock Inn 222 Rock Rd. 201.445.2362 glenrockinn.com Greek Taverna 175 Rock Rd. 201.857.4528 greektavernausa.com

JalapeÑos Mexican Grille 930 Prospect St. 201.445.2362 jalapenosmexgrill.com Tani Sushi & Asian Grill 206 Rock Rd. 201.612.1188 taniasiangrill.com

HACKENSACK Bangkok Garden 261 Main St. 201.487.2620 bangkokgarden-nj.com The Crow’s Nest 309 Vincent Ave. 201.342.5445 crowsnest.com Lotus Café 450 Hackensack Ave. 201.488.7070 lotuscafe hackensack.com The Oceanaire 175 Riverside Sq. 201.343.8862 theoceanaire.com

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HILLSDALE Cinco De Mayo 116 Broadway 201.722.1172 cincodemayo hillsdale.com The Cornerstone 84 Broadway 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com Della Cucina Ristorante 100 Park Ave. 201.722.8880 dellacucinanj.com Domani 387 Washington Ave. 201.722.8881 domanirestaurants.com

HO-HO-KUS Cafe Amici 4 Sycamore Ave. 201.389.6377 albertscafeamici.com Ho-Ho-Kus Sushi Café 29 Sheridan Ave. 201.670.7677 hohokussushicafe.com St. Eve’s 611 North Maple Ave. 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com

LYNDHURST Angelo’s 263 Ridge Rd. 201.939.1922 Foschini’s Brick Oven Pizza 298 Ridge Rd. 201.460.7600 foschinis.com Harold’s New York Deli 10 Polito Ave. 201.935.2600 Lee’s Hawaiian Islander 768 Stuyvesant Ave. 201.939.3777 Medieval Times 149 Polito Ave. 888.935.6878 medievaltimes.com Michael’s Riverside 528 Riverside Ave. 201.939.6333 michaelsriverside.com

MIDLAND PARK

Legends Corner Pub 11 Central Ave. 201.857.4343 legendscornerpub.net

Brady’s at the Station 5-7 W. Main St. 201.327.9748 bradysatthestation.net

Crecco’s Café 655 Westwood Ave. 201.664.7200 creccoscafe.com

Saddle Brook Diner 30 Market St. 201.843.5929 saddlebrookdiner.com

Pizzaiolo by Brothers 85 Godwin Ave. 201.444.4944 pizzaiolobrothers.com

Café Panache 130 E. Main St. 201.934.0030 cafepanachenj.com

Cuban Eddie’s 216 Rivervale Rd. 201.497.6888 cubaneddies.net

TENAFLY

Rosario’s Trattoria 29 Central Ave. 201.445.3335

Gao Thai Kitchen 63 W. Main St. 201.962.2691 gaothaikitchen.com

RUTHERFORD

MONTVALE

Mandoo Café 35 Highwood Ave. 201.871.8886 mandoocafe.com

Finch’s Restaurant and Lounge 801 Rutherford Ave. 201.231.3141

Max’s Italian Grill 39 Highwood Ave. 201.569.7171 SAYOLA RESTAURANT 50 Prospect Ter. 201.871.2182 sayolarestaurant.com

Giovanna’s Café 19 E. Main St. 201.825.5835 giovannascafe.com

Hearth & Tap Co. 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com

Greek City 1300 Route 17 North 201.760.2500 greekcityrestaurant.com

Jim Dandy’s 102 Park Ave. 201.896.2224

Toros 690 River Rd. 201.265.0004 torosrestaurant.com

Kinchley’s Tavern 586 N. Franklin Tpk. 201.934.7777 kinchleyspizza.com

Mambo Tea House 98 Park Ave. 201.933.1262 mamboteahousenj.com

NORTHVALE

Lakeside Grille 105 Lakeside Dr. 201.327.0009 ramseycountryclub.com

Pasiano’s 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com

Majestic Diner 1045 Route 17 201.962.8750 eatmajestic.com

The Village Gourmet 73-75 Park Ave. 201.438.9404 villagerestaurantgroup.com

The Shannon Rose 1200 Route 17 201.962.7602 theshannonrose.com

SADDLE BROOK

Brady’s Fox Hunt Inn 201 Livingston St. 201.784.8047 The Greek Village 254 Livingston St. 201.750.8570 greekvillagenj.com

Tawara 53 W. Main St. 201.825.8712

Taste of Spain 493 Tappan Rd. 201.767.8904 tasteofspain restaurant.com

Varka Estiatorio 30 N. Spruce St. 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

OAKLAND Café L’Amore 455 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.5558 cafelamore.com Cenzino 589 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.6693 cenzinos.com W’s Grill 20 Elm St. 201.651.0005 wsgrilloakland.com

The Plank Pizza Co. Beer Parlor 383 Market St. 201.843.2426 ppcbp.com Que Pasta 326 Market St. 201.712.1900 qpitalian.com

WYCKOFF The Brick House 179 Godwin Ave. 201.848.1211 thebrickhouse wyckoff.com Sakura 371 Franklin Ave. 201.848.6988 sakurawyckoff.com T.S. MA CHINESE CUISINE 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.8878 tsmachinesecuisine.com

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RIDGEFIELD Café Tivoli 533 Shaler Blvd. 201.941.5561 cafetivoli.com Lan Garden 88 88 Route 46 West 201.313.0088 Tutto a Modo Mio 482 Bergen Blvd. 201.313.9690 tuttoamodomio.com

RAMSEY

Arturo’s 41 Central Ave. 201.444.2466 arturos.co

Anthony Franco’s Pizza 128 E. Main St. 201.236.8000 afpizza.com

Fiona’s Ristorante 118 Godwin Ave. 210.857.5800 fionasristorante.com

Biggie’s Clam Bar 1315 Route 17 South 201.962.9099 ramsey.biggiesclambar.com

RIVER VALE Armando’s Tuscan Grill 688 Westwood Ave. 201.722.5820 armandostuscan grill.com

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Café Matisse 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com

Gen Sushi & Hibachi 14B Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.930.9188 gensushinj.com

Biddy O’Malley’s 191 Paris Ave. 201.564.7893 biddyomalleys.com

Kinara 10 Jay St. 201.399.7788 kinararestaurant.com

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