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OCTOBER 2020 | $3.95 | BERGENMAG.COM | VOLUME 20 ISSUE 10

VOLUME 20 ISSUE 10 | OCTOBER 2020

HEALTH & LIFE | FOOD & FASHION | HOME & HAPPENINGS

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Features

Flu Vaccine: More Important Than Ever | 32

With a resurgence of COVID-19 likely in the fall, getting the flu shot offers added benefits this year.

8 DECORATING DON’TS

Interior designers weigh in on pitfalls you can avoid — and how.

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Dress Up a Room | 34

The runway is a great source for home styling ideas. Here are four outfits and the spaces they inspired.

A Colonial Gets Hip | 44 In Allendale, a designer’s stately brick home is given a bright new interior with the features of today.

Child’s Play | 50

Creating your youngster’s bedroom shouldn’t be hard. A trio of Bergen County experts offers five tips for spaces that will nourish a kid’s spirit—and have staying power too.

It’s Who You Know | 54

For that improvement you’ve been planning, why not turn to the folks the professionals use? Here’s who you’re gonna call.

IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Editor’s Note 30 Health News 90 Where to Eat ON THE COVER: Designer Sue Arlio gives an Allendale colonial a bright and modern renovation. Photo by Chris Marksbury. BERGENMAG.COM

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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 | 22

When the air begins to bite, these lightweight toppers—with or without sleeves—will keep you moving.

Style Watch | 24

A subdued autumnal color palette need not be boring when you have textures and patterns like these.

Jewelry Box | 26

These tubular earrings, necklaces and rings are the perfect way to show off some curves.

Home Front | 28

Trick-or-treating is questionable this year, but you can bring the scary spirit indoors with this delightfully creepy décor.

Tastes | 58

Following the laws of kashrut, these contemporary recipes are creative updates of some classics.

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Sure, this ubiquitous, virtuous worldwide staple is good for you. But brown rice is nuttily delicious too!

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Spirits | 88

Give your favorite seasonal java a jolt and a flavorful twist to turn any autumn gettogether into an Octoberfest.

Gatherings | 94

Bergenites always show up to support their friends and neighbors—especially during a pandemic.

A Bergen Moment | 96

A lone bumblebee at Richard W. DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst is calming and centering during these crazy times.

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Still Home As I write this, it’s been six months of working from home. The issue you’re reading is the sixth distantly produced issue of BERGEN, which has been conceived with as much care as all the rest. Of course, it’s ironic that this is the publication’s first Home issue assembled entirely, well, from home. So, as I ponder new ways to update my “office” and make it more seasonal and comfortable for fall—an ergonomic chair, softer lights, autumnal flowers for the desk, er, dining room table—I also remind myself that other rooms deserve a little reinvigoration once in a while too. With that in mind, we filled this issue with a slew of advice, tips and inspiration for your next renewal project. For example, we reached out to six Bergen County firms and asked seven interior designers to share their go-to sources for a range of home improvement needs. Want to install new bathroom tile or shop for custom wallpaper? Turn to “It’s Who You Know” on page 54 to find out who our experts recommend for these and other design scenarios. If you’re a DIYer, at some point you’ve probably hit a snag or finished a project that wasn’t quite up to par—hey, we’re all human! To avoid another hiccup, you’ll want to read “8 Decorating Don’ts” on page 40, where 10 local pros—each a member of the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers—give you advice before you get started. Because of the ongoing pandemic, many kids are spending more time at home and more hours (studying, of course) in their rooms. That said, adults aren’t the only ones who need a better and brighter space. “Easy As Child’s Play” on page 50 features five ways to improve your youngster’s bedroom, as suggested by three Bergen-based design pros. But if you want ideas for the entire house, you might want to take a cue from designer Sue Arlio, who gave an old colonial in Allendale a modern twist. See and read about her work in “A Colonial Gets Hip” on page 44. This month’s issue has plenty more features dedicated to the home, but we didn’t forget about other things that mark the time of year. Our Home Front section on page 28 showcases fun and fancy Halloween décor, while we open Bergen Buzz on page 17 with answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the upcoming election. As the air gets cooler, we hope you make yourself cozy at home and enjoy flipping through this issue. After all, spending more time in our own space, preferably surrounded by loved ones, is the new normal.

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GET OUT TO VOTE!

Or just mail your ballot. Know your options before Election Day arrives—otherwise you’ll be left hanging. Not since the hanging chads of 2000 have so much debate and controversy surrounded a presidential vote, and we’re still a few weeks from Election Day. This year most voters’ questions seem to concern how rather than who—as in “How can I cast a ballot?” To address some of this uncertainty, BERGEN spoke with representatives from both the Ridgewood and Northern Valley branches of the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan group that promotes voter registration, works polling stations and hosts debates at all levels of government: How can I vote in person? The pandemic forced many places to close their doors, but in-person polling stations will be open for the general election Nov. 3. Those who opt for in-person voting will cast provisional (paper) ballots. “Citizens cannot vote until they are registered, and the last day to register for the election is Oct. 13,” notes Patty Infantino of the LWV of Ridgewood. Online registration is available at voter.svrs.nj.gov/register. Do I have to vote in person? If you’re not ready to surround yourself with others, you have the option to vote by mail. All active registered voters will receive a prepaid, return-postage-provided, vote-by-mail bal-

lot. Your ballot can be returned by mail by depositing it in one of 18 secure drop boxes throughout the county, or by handing it in— that’s your own ballot—to a polling location worker on Election Day. If you’re mailing your ballot, it must be postmarked by Nov. 3 and received no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 10. How will I know my vote-by-mail ballot is received? “With the increased volume of mail expected to be sent during this election, people should complete their ballots as soon as they arrive,” says Joyce Luhrs of the LWV of Northern Valley. To ensure the vote-bymail ballot is counted, voters need to follow the instructions carefully and then complete and sign it with their name, as shown on the ballot. Luhrs notes that on-site poll workers will not be able to determine if a voter has or has not returned a vote-by-mail ballot—meaning a person can potentially cast a paper and mail-in ballot. “This will be crossreferenced afterward,” she says, ensuring that only one vote will count. For more information, call the Bergen County Board of Elections at 201.336.6230 or visit vote411.org. For secure drop box locations, visit co.bergen.nj.us/bergen-countyboard-of-elections/ballot-drop-box-locations.

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5 PASTA-BILITIES We’ll play along with the notion that October is National Pasta Month, as long as nobody makes us skip the stuff the other 11 months. Given the plethora of top-rated Italian restaurants here in Bergen County, there’s no excuse not to celebrate. Here, for example, are five distinctive pasta dishes you’ll have to order soon: • Pappardelle rustica (pictured), a Bolognese, at Paisano’s, Rutherford (201.935.5755) • Rigatoni carbonara, a traditional carbonara with a twist, at Trattoria La Bocca, Ridgewood (201.445.8410) • Paprika creste de gallo, made with pork sausage, at Felina, Ridgewood (551.276.5454) • Gnocchi ragu, cooked with braised short ribs, at Biagio’s, Paramus (201.652.0201) • Chicken tortellini, made with almonds and fresh peas, at Osteria Crescendo, Westwood (201.722.1900)

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TO GYM OR NOT TO GYM? Gyms were allowed to reopen last month at 25 percent capacity and with many rules in place, such as spacing equipment 6 feet apart and prohibiting shared use of towels and yoga mats. Some members, like Barbara Nemeth Fitzgerald of Westwood, are thrilled to be back. “I returned to OrangeTheory Fitness because they were clean to begin with, and I have faith in them to follow CDC guidelines,” she says. Another OrangeTheory client, New Milford’s Jodi Weinberger, agrees and adds that working out with a mask hasn’t slowed her down. “It doesn’t stop me from pushing hard, and sometimes I don’t even notice it,” she says. Still, others would rather stick it out at home. Fair Lawn’s Leonora Schneider says she won’t sign up for a Zumba class just yet. “Working out in a mask without adequate air [circulation] and space between each other is a no-go for me.”

HE RUNS, HE RIDES While most of us were enjoying Labor Day barbecues, Brian Gatens was out burning calories. The 49-year-old Ridgewood resident racked up 225 miles in a 37-hour running and biking tour of eight counties—an effort to raise money and awareness for JBWS (Jersey Battered Women’s Services), a Morristown group that works to prevent domestic violence. Shut out of a planned 5K race in March because of the pandemic, this time Gatens opted to compete in 19 alternative virtual runs in one weekend, riding a bike to get from course to course. Gatens, superintendent of Emerson schools, has raised nearly $10,000 for the charity. “The Ridgewood and Emerson communities have been great,” he says. “Being rooted for is a powerful motivator.”

THE CALL OF THE MALL THIS FALL The county’s malls are ready to welcome you for autumn shopping; most began reopening in June. But they’re also taking new precautions to keep shoppers safe. Below, read what they’re doing—and don’t forget to check with the individual stores to confirm that they’ve reopened. • Bergen Town Center, Paramus, reminds patrons to social distance with stickers on the floor throughout the mall. Hand sanitizer dispensers are stationed throughout, and Grab N’ Go parking spaces remain open if you simply want to grab a quick bite or pick up an order you placed online. Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Paramus Park, Paramus, is continuing its curbside pickup options, but those who want to shop in person will find “hand-sanitizing stations, touch-free interactions, frequent and intense cleanings, social-distancing directions and a new filtered air system that captures airborne viruses,” according to the mall’s website. The food court is open as well, but customers are encouraged to take their food to go. Open Monday– Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. • The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, also features hand-sanitizing stations, social-distancing and CDC guideline reminders, and it’s making face masks, sanitizing wipes and, in some cases, temperature checks available for shoppers. Play areas and stroller rentals remain closed. Open Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, has implemented social-distancing reminders via distancing markers and extra spaces between seats in addition to signage featuring the CDC’s recommended safety precautions. Common areas such as dining spots and play zones are disinfected regularly and feature sanitization stations. GSP expanded its hours until Nov. 21; they begin at 11 a.m. and end at 8 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

DINE OUT WHILE IT’S NICE OUT New Jerseyans have been dining in restaurants again since Sept. 4, when Governor Phil Murphy gave the go-ahead. But don’t sell open-air dining short. The Blossom (201.947.4588), a brunch spot in Palisades Park that opened just before the pandemic, coincidentally installed plastic “igloos” on its patio to keep large parties secluded; these tents have proved useful for social distancing. Before real igloo weather arrives, check out that place or one of these other eateries that are making outdoor dining extra fun: BERGENMAG.COM

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• Brownstone Pancake Factory (Edgewater, Englewood Cliffs, 201.945.4800) has installed colorful lighting in its tent to create a party-like atmosphere. • Elia (East Rutherford, 201.939.9292) has made its outdoor dining spot look like an escape to the Mediterranean, complete with a lounge area, plants and chandeliers hanging from the clear tented ceiling. • Pier 115 (Edgewater, 201.313.2155) has installed an individual awning over each metal booth. • Café Matisse (Rutherford, 201.935.2995, pictured) has set up oversized umbrellas in its garden area to evoke some serious garden party vibes.


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CULINARY CORNER: SURF ON NEW TURF The Jersey Shore vibe is right here in Bergen at The Yacht Club, a brand-new surf-and-turf restaurant on the waterfront at the Edgewater Commons shopping center. You can’t miss it, as it has a lighthouse-shaped façade on the outside; currently there’s outdoor seating for 60 guests. The menu is stocked with seafood faves such as lobster, crab cakes and oysters ready for the shucking. There’s also a dedicated sushi menu—and a chef who oversees just the sushi!

If you’re having trouble explaining the pandemic to your little ones, let a local teacher help. Karisa Siramarco of Paramus, a physical education and health teacher in Passaic County, has released a book called Don’t Forget Your Mask! in which simple rhymes and charming illustrations explain COVID-19 and its requirements in child-friendly language. The book includes a discussion guide and glossary of terms, and it’s available now on Amazon. It’s the debut volume in Siramarco’s “Don’t Forget! 4 Kids” educational book series for parents and educators.

• Pig Mom, 280 Broad Ave., Palisades Park, 201.483.0793

WINGS & THINGS Run by a Nigerian chef who got his start on the NYC restaurant scene, BSO Wings is a fast-casual spot with a little something for every wing nut. Choose your special sauce—sticky ginger, brown sugar, sweet chili or classic salt-andpepper; each comes with hand-cut fries. The menu also offers sliders and sandwiches as well as traditional Nigerian delicacies like jollof rice and suya skewers. • BSO Wings, 215 Main St., Hackensack, 201.267.0029; bsowings.com

Those leaves aflame with color? They’re your cue to find the perfect pumpkin for all your autumn needs: decorations, jack-o’-lanterns, pies—even chucking. Of course, this year is unlike any other, so expect allnew guidelines when you visit the pumpkin patch. For instance, online reservations are required for all visitors to Demarest Farms in Hillsdale, while hayrides and the corn maze are on hiatus at Secor Farms in Mahwah. Still, these five farms are worth a visit. Orange you glad they’re still open? • Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff, 201.891.0278; abmasfarm.com • Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, 201.666.0472; demarestfarms.com • DePiero’s Farm Stand, 156 Summit Ave., Montvale, 201.391.4576; depieros-farm-stand-and-greenhouses.business.site • Goffle Brook Farms, 425 Goffle Rd., Ridgewood, 201.652.7540; gofflebrookfarms.com • Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah, 201.529.2595; secorfarms.com

PUPPY LOVE

• The Yacht Club, 541 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.945.3300; yachtclubnj.com

PORCINE PLEASURES No offense, but are you a pig person? Just a few towns over is Pig Mom, a new Korean restaurant that specializes in pork takeout. Choose your flavor and your sides, which run the gamut from kimchi and rice to grilled garlic and onions. The food is guaranteed to stay flavorful even after you bring it home.

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DESTINATION: SERENITY Though crop circles and labyrinths are alike in appearance and mystery, only the latter are helping people get by during the pandemic (unless you’re binge-watching episodes of Ancient Aliens). “We don’t track labyrinth usage, though we have seen an increase in people using it in general during COVID,” says Alexa Fantacone, executive director of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy, home to one of several labyrinths in Bergen County. These mini walking paths are believed to have been used globally for more than 2,000 years to calm minds and reduce stress—just what most of us need right now. Because they have one way in and one way out, labyrinths do not require problem-solving as do corn or sunflower mazes, and thus are a good option for fall. “Teaneck Creek’s labyrinth is a great retreat from daily life and the hustle and bustle that can still be heard as cars drive by,” Fantacone says. Other labyrinths can be found at the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, Grace Episcopal Church in Rutherford and Wyckoff Library in Wyckoff. BERGENMAG.COM

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Dog: Duke, 3-year-old cockapoo Owner: The Zarzuela family, Hackensack Starting a family was first on Kate and Kevin Zarzuela’s minds soon after they married, so the next step was easy: They found 8-week-old Duke, a cross between cocker spaniel and poodle, and brought him home. “It was the perfect way to start our marital bliss,” she says. He was the only “child” until his parents had a son, Nathan—but there was no sibling rivalry there. “He slept outside the baby’s room throughout my pregnancy and thoroughly enjoyed using my belly as a pillow,” Kate says, indicating how the bond between Duke and her son got off to a strong start. “Duke is energetic but amazingly calm with him,” she says. “He lets our son pet him, kiss him and hug him while he just sits still and enjoys the cuddles.” But Duke also has a connection with others: His best friend is a cat who lives nearby, and he never fails to welcome the UPS man when he comes around. “He also loves to run in open fields and any toys that include treats; he especially loves chicken!” Find Duke at @duke_thecockapoo on Instagram. Do you have a furry friend you’d like featured in BERGEN? Email your pup’s pic to editor Rita Guarna at rita.guarna@wainscotmedia.com.


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As temperatures climb around the world, so do pollen counts, according to researchers. Experts recommend taking seasonal allergy meds earlier in the season than usual, but before you do, discuss it with your doctor.

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The percentage of caregivers of family members with disabilities who report that their mental health was worse than before the COVID-19 pandemic, due in part to money worries and problems accessing health care for themselves and family members.

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Why do some patients with COVID-19 suffer more severely? Researchers have concluded that poor oral hygiene may be connected to serious COVID-19 complications such as pneumonia and acute respiratory distress (ARDS). The researchers posit that maintaining oral hygiene will reduce the risk of adding bacterial superinfection to the virus. —British Dental Journal

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DENTAL FEAR IS REAL

Between 50 to 80 percent of adults in the U.S. have a dental phobia ranging from mild to severe. As a result, more than 20 percent of them don’t see a dentist regularly. —Journal of Dental Hygiene

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CAN’T GET N95S? GUM DISEASE AND ED

Men with periodontitis—gum disease with chronic inflammation from bacterial plaque—often have comorbidities such as diabetes and heart disease and are at higher risk of developing erectile dysfunction (ED). —American Journal of Men’s Health

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Every fall, health experts advise that almost everyone over 6 months of age be vaccinated against the flu. This year, with the possibility of another wave of COVID-19 hitting during flu season, that advice is more important than ever. One reason: Some people might become infected with both viruses at once, which could be especially dangerous. Another concern is that a fall surge in COVID-19 cases could strain healthcare resources, with seasonal flu hospitalizations occurring at the same time. Unfortunately, it’s not yet known when a COVID-19 vaccine will become available. But people can start getting a flu vaccine in early October. It should be obtained as early as possible, as it can take up to two weeks to produce protective antibodies, notes Diane Schwartz, M.D., an internist at Old Tappan Medical Group in River Vale. The flu vaccine has been proven time and time again to be effective at reducing the incidence of flu. The vaccine is safe, there are no serious side effects and it’s typically covered by insurance. “The vaccine is not live, and therefore you cannot get the flu from the vaccine,” Dr. Schwartz says. “It is a pooled vaccine using the viral coat of three strains from the year prior. Because it is pooled, there are more proteins to be recognized if you are exposed to influenza A or B.” For those concerned about being exposed to the coronavirus while

obtaining a flu shot, Dr. Schwartz says healthcare facilities are taking all necessary precautions such as temperature checks, social distancing and masks. “There shouldn’t be any worry about COVID exposure when obtaining your flu vaccine,” she says. Dr. Schwartz recommends you talk to your doctor before getting a flu shot. “There are two types of flu vaccine: standard dose for ages 6 months to 64 years and high dose for ages 65+,” she says. “Historically, anyone with an egg allergy couldn’t get a flu shot. However, there is a vaccine available specifically for those patients.” FLU VACCINE BENEFITS According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu vaccine prevented an estimated 6.2 million flu illnesses, 3.2 million fluassociated medical visits, 91,000 fluassociated hospitalizations and 5,700 flu-associated deaths in the U.S. during the 2017-18 flu season (the most recent season for which these estimates are available). Some people, including babies and young children, people 65 years of age and older, those with chronic lung disease and those with diabetes, are especially vulnerable to complications from the flu. Getting the flu vaccine not only reduces your own risk, but also helps protect the people around you— something that’s especially important

WHO’S AT GREATEST RISK?

According to the CDC, people in these categories are at increased risk for developing complications from the flu and should see a doctor at the first sign of symptoms: • Children younger than 5 • Older adults • Pregnant women • People with weakened immune systems • People with cancer

• People with chronic illnesses, including asthma, COPD, heart disease, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes • People with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.

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PROTECT YOURSELF— AND OTHERS In addition to getting a flu vaccination this fall, here are some ways to avoid viral infections, including the flu and COVID-19.

1. Keep Germs Out. Avoid coming into contact with viruses by using disinfecting wipes to clean things you have to touch in public spaces, including shopping carts and door knobs. Carry your own hand sanitizer to use when you return to your car after a stop at a store, the doctor’s office or other public space. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth while out in public. When you get home, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water, for as long as it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice through. 2. Avoid Spreading Viruses. Because people without symptoms can be sick with the coronavirus or the flu virus, during the COVID-19 pandemic the CDC is recommending that almost everyone wear a mask while out in public in a situation that makes it difficult to stay 6 feet apart from others. (Children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing should not use cloth face coverings.) Some areas of the country and some businesses have made face coverings a requirement. 3. Support Your Immune System. Help keep your immune system working at its best by staying on top of fundamental health habits. Get plenty of sleep and exercise. Drink a lot of fluids, particularly water, maintain a well-balanced diet and take steps to manage stress.


DRESS UP A ROOM

The runway is a great source for interior design ideas. Here are four outfits and the spaces they inspired.

THREE CHEERS FOR CHEERY Pink and red are the ultimate color combination in this two-piece ensemble, which debuted at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2020 Ready to Wear runway show. The bright and cheery palette makes the same statement in this Bollywood-inspired living room. A knotted tassel belt is the suit’s perfect accessory, corresponding to the florals, serving dishes, wall décor and other finishing touches in this vibrant living room. “Pink, powerful and sexy! This room’s palette might be overly feminine but what a bold statement it makes, much like the jacquard tone-on-tone suit.” —Melissa Strauss, owner/ designer, Melissa Strauss Interiors, Ridgewood

Imaginative notions for home décor can come from anywhere, so why not fashion design? These side-byside photos of designer looks and the interiors that proudly wear their spirit prove that some of the biggest style trends of fall/winter 2020 may be interpreted— easily and beautifully—in the aesthetics of indoor spaces. After all, design is design, and a nattily attired room is always in fashion.

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ELEGANCE THAT LASTS Zimmermann’s fall/winter 2020 collection put a femininely modern update on black and white; this white knit sweater with ruffled shoulders and a black leather hi-low skirt were cases in point. In the home, meanwhile, black cabinets are an unexpected yet welcome stylistic choice, offering a sharp and chic contrast to contemporary white marble countertops with wooden accents. “Black and white is the all-time classiest combination that never gets old. And when you add in some natural elements—leather, wood, stone, knitted fabric, flowers—it grounds the look in the most perfect way. Great on the runway, great in your kitchen. Timeless elegance!” —Shelley Cekirge, principal, Shelley Cekirge Interiors, Tenafly

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CLASSIC, WITH AN EDGE A striking blazer in a fun color is the ultimate fall wardrobe staple, and it was perfectly paired with a neutral blouse and glossy leather leggings on the Yves Saint Laurent fall/winter runway. This dining room has the same cozy feel, with traditional furniture, an oversized chandelier and textured royal blue wallpaper for that pop of color. In both the outfit and in the space, gold is an excellent metal choice to tie it all together. “Nothing is more classic than a blazer, but when it’s royal blue and paired with skin-tight leather leggings and sky-high heels, it adds an edginess to the vibe. This dining room has a timeless look with its warm woods and traditional lines, but that pop of color on the walls, as in the blazer, makes the space feel unexpected and modern.” —Melissa Strauss

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WHEN MORE IS MORE “Hyper-feminine” was the vibe Donatella Versace was going for in her eponymous brand’s fall/winter presentation in Milan, and it’s exemplified in this sparkly silver mini-dress with cinched-in waist that Kendall Jenner wore to close the show. An all-metallic-everything bedroom, from the rug to the bedding to the headboard, exudes that same sense of glamour that will make anyone feel like a supermodel. “This fall we are seeing metallics with sensual layers of feathers and fur. More is more when it comes to texture, and it’s what keeps neutrals interesting. A little shimmer goes a long way—it makes even the simplest silhouette or nightstand rich with glamour.” —Shelley Cekirge

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DECORATING DON’TS Interior designers weigh in on pitfalls you can avoid—and how.

Does anyone have a kind word for negativity? Sure, naysayers are often sour folk, and political commercials blasting the foe have worn us to a frazzle this fall. But knowing what not to do can be a useful guide—in interior design as in life. In that spirit, 10 local experts who are eager to help you craft a very positive vision for your abode—all members of the American Society of Interior Designers, New Jersey chapter—hold forth on eight mistakes you mustn’t make:

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1

DON’T BUY STUFF YOU CAN’T SQUEEZE IN.

Says Judi Schwarz of Cliffside Park’s Judi Schwarz Interiors: “We’ve had several clients who have bought rather expensive, beautiful furniture only to realize at the installation that it doesn’t fit. It’s a nightmare for the designer, as well as the client, and the client is often left holding the bag for a very costly mistake.” The remedy? Measure first—and measure twice. “Doorways, stairs and hallways, tight corners and elevators—in the building or the residence—all need to be taken into consideration to verify that furnishings can make it into the room or home,” says Schwarz.

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DON’T BUY FURNISHINGS TOO LARGE—OR TOO SMALL. This goof is obviously kin to

No. 1. But the question of appropriate sizing goes beyond mere fit, says Ruth Richards of Ruth Richards Interiors in Short Hills, who warns against “the wrong scale.” One living room she tackled was bisected by a large sectional that emphasized a change in ceiling height, created too-dark and too-light zones and left four undersized metal armchairs floating as if at sea. Coming to the rescue, Richards unified the space with a more balanced seating arrangement, beaming a vaulted section to “bring it down” and adding a delicate-toned coffee table and carpeting throughout. “The room feels better now and your eye doesn’t stop halfway through it,” she explains.

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DON’T SHOP FOOLISHLY ONLINE.

Rona J. Spiegel of Lifestyle Interior Designs in Englewood Cliffs cautions online purchasers to (1) make sure websites begin with “https,” indicating a secure site, to cut the risk of identity theft; (2) check out product reviews, noting that if there are more negative than positive ones, it might be a clue that quality and durability aren’t up to your bar; and (3) read product descriptions carefully and don’t be snowed—if you don’t know the meaning of a word, Google it. “Measurements can be tricky,” warns Deborah Leamann of an eponymous firm in Pennington. “Colors and quality can be misrepresented, leading to disappointment. Ask if samples are available and what the return policy is.” One thing that’s easy to slip up on, in Leamann’s view? Area rugs.

This page, shopping online is a great way to furnish and accessorize your home, but Deborah Leamann, who designed this sunny kitchen, warns online shoppers that color, quality and exact measurements can be misleading. Opposite, Jennifer Pacca of Hillsdale says artwork should be hung at eye level, which she did here with a trio of framed paintings in a blue and beige sitting room. BERGENMAG.COM

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Window treatments can make or break a room, advises Karla Trincanello of Florham Park. She suggests installing them at the tip top of the window—just under the crown molding, if applicable—to make the ceiling look taller. The textured drapes she chose for this home office draw the eye in.

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DON’T INSTALL WINDOW TREATMENTS AT THE TOP OF WINDOWS.

Not if you wish to stay on the good side of Karla Trincanello of Interior Decisions in Florham Park. She’s adamant that that’s “wrong, wrong, wrong!” Why? “Because it creates a second horizon line, making the room height appear lower.” Instead, install window treatments at the highest point of the wall—to a crown molding if one is there, for instance. Of the treatments themselves she’s a discerning fan: “They add color and pattern to a wall that, in turn, gives off a warm and homey appeal.” Trincanello likes to use a woven or fabric shade “in between side-panel draperies and above the window opening. So, in addition to covering the voided area (above the window), it creates a valance that brings warmth, making it more attractive.” Aware of many homeowners’

cost concerns, Trincanello adds: “Even ready-made draperies can look custom if they are hung this way.”

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DON’T CHOOSE WRONG-SIZED LIGHTS.

“Selecting an inappropriately-sized chandelier or pendant light for a dining table is a really unfortunate mistake,” says Heather Higgins of Higgins Design Studio in Wayne. Fixtures must be proportional to both the table and the room size, she says, and they should be at least 12 inches narrower than the table surface—or else people will hit their heads when rising. (A diameter of 24 to 30 inches suits most tables that seat six to eight people.) For longer tables, two or three fixtures may be better than one, says Higgins, and you should illuminate the center two-thirds of the table length. Position the bottom of a fixture 30 BERGENMAG.COM

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inches above the tabletop in rooms with 8-foot ceilings. For every foot over 8 feet, increase this dimension by 3 inches. The mention of chandeliers stirs Leamann to comment too. “A common mistake is how one hangs one—too high or low,” she says. “Or the scale could be off, too small or too large.” Her formula: For an 8-foot-high ceiling you can have a 12-inch drop; for a 10-foot-high ceiling, a 24-inch drop works, and incrementally so forth. “If the chandelier is going over a table where people won’t walk under it, the formula still applies, but there can be wiggle room,” says Leamann.

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DON’T CHOOSE A RUG TOO SMALL—OR TOO SOON.

Did we name area rugs as an onlineshopping danger zone? Well, even if they’re handed to you by a little old lady in a shop, getting them too tiny can be


{ PRO TIPS } trouble. “Most people buy rugs that are too small for the sitting/conversation area,” says Rina Capodieci-Quinn of RCQ Design in Ramsey. “That often causes furniture—especially end tables—to sit unattractively on the rug, partly on and partly off. This can also produce an unlevel or wobbly table. Color and material of the rug are dependent on all the variables in the room, i.e., flooring, fabrics, use of the room. So I always suggest purchasing a rug once you have 80 percent of the fabrics chosen.” “I recommend using painter’s tape on the floor to see what the actual size of the rug will look like in the room,” says Marina V. Umali of Marina V. Design Studio in Ridgewood. “It’s key to measure the space destined for the rug to make sure it’s good in terms of scale.”

Marina Cheban of Marina Cheban Interiors in Hoboken drives the point home: “It’s best to purchase a rug that is big enough to sit under all your furniture pieces.”

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DON’T HANG ARTWORK TOO HIGH.

“It should be at eye level, your eye at the center of the piece,” says Jennifer Pacca of the eponymous Hillsdale interior design firm. “If there is another adult in the household, you need to compromise on the height.”

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DON’T ACCESSORIZE EXCESSIVELY.

“Too much ain’t enough,” sang Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—but you

don’t want Heartbreakers designing your home. Instead, heed Heather Higgins, who declares: “Accessories give a living space interest and distinction, and when you use items that truly mean something to you, they provide a deeper connection to your surroundings, speaking volumes about you. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon, over time, to keep adding items without taking anything away, diluting their effectiveness.” She says that removing even a few items can make a noticeable difference. “One of the simplest ways to instantly refresh a space without any financial investment is to remove all the accessories and put back half to two-thirds of them in different locations or new arrangements,” says Higgins. “This will make the entire room feel new again.”

This bedroom designed by Hoboken-based Marina Cheban features an oversized rug that fits a large bed plus two nightstands on top of it. Our experts recommend purchasing an area rug after most of the furniture is in the room to avoid getting one that’s too small for the space.

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In Allendale, a designer’s stately brick home is given a bright new interior with the features of today. By Donna Rolando Design by Sue Arlio Photography by Chris Marksbury

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There’s always room for one more at this Amishmade solid cherry farm table, wire-brushed for a driftwood look. The French country chairs introduce navy from the home’s gray-and-blue color scheme, while being stain-resistant for worry-free dining. An impressionist waterscape offers a soft blend of blues as contrast against the taupe custom grasscloth walls and matching Roman shades. The room’s French feel is accentuated by the two chandeliers with their iron and crystal, says Karen Arakelian, owner of White House Living and its umbrella firm, White House Designs for Life.

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This page: The family room with its stacked stone fireplace is the favorite hangout, which means the sectional from Century Furniture had to be both comfortable and durable. The blues in the ikat pillows and geometric rug by Masland Carpets play gently against the soft monotone hues on the walls and draperies for a spa-like feel. Opposite page: The solid oak coffee table with hand-forged iron legs by Charleston Forge is more than a looker; it’s big enough so everyone can have a spot. In the background, arched windows retain their beauty with minimal window treatments.

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A Hoboken family had their radar set for Allendale and completed their quest in a tight market with a large brick-façade colonial they had every intention of gutting and remodeling. “We loved that the house had excellent bones and 5,000 square feet,” says homeowner Susan Ritz. “We had the opportunity to knock down walls and put in features that really all new homes have now.” Today, this more transitional home includes a mudroom, cathedral ceilings in the master bath and a walk-in closet with an island in the main bedroom. Ritz, a designer with GAF Design, worked on the project with GAF Construction and architect Philip Finamore, both of North Haledon. But when it came to the design of each room, she wanted a second set of eyes. Enter Sue Arlio, interior designer at White House Living in Wayne, part of White House Designs for Life. The mission: Breathe new light and life into a darker traditional setting, making it as elegant as one would expect from a stately brick colonial, but also uber-family-friendly for the kids—girls ages, 4, 7 and 10. “White House worked with me with colors to lighten the feel of the house,” says Ritz. “It gave me good direction. Sue was unbelievably supportive and reliable and gave me lots of tips.” Ritz especially likes how colors flow from one room to the next, “yet BERGENMAG.COM

each room in its own right is something special.” One highlight that sees lots of holiday action is the dining room, with its banquet-sized farm table made of solid cherry with a wire-brushed driftwood effect. No need to cut back on the guest list for this family that loves to entertain. “I love that there’s grasscloth on the walls in the dining room, which adds texture and elegance, along with gorgeous built-ins spanning the length of the wall,” says Ritz, noting that the built-ins are perfect for displaying her china. French country chairs from Fairfield Chair and an abstract landscape over a metal bar cart infuse shades of blue. “The iron and crystal [of dual chandeliers] accentuate the French feel of the room,” says Karen Arakelian, White House owner. But the heart of the home is undoubtedly the family room, which fits the whole gang with a sectional from Century Furniture and a solid oak coffee table with hand-forged iron legs by Charleston Forge. “The coffee table had to be big enough,” says Arlio, and the room well-lit (it features double chandeliers from Currey Lighting), because there just may be a new piano in the family’s future. The focal point of this room is the fireplace—once traditional brick, now transformed with stone layers and a landscape on the rustic mantel that brings out the space’s spa-like feel, she says. The homeowner’s mom and dad often relax on the swivel chairs by the fireplace when they visit.

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Arlio describes the aesthetic as serene in the way soft, monotone colors play off subtle shades of blue in the ikat pillows and the geometric rug over wide-plank hardwood floors. The kitchen is also geared at entertaining, with a dinette table from Lexington Home that is spacious enough for family and friends yet stylish with an iron base and white top. The home’s carefree spirit is continued in the high-performance (durable and stain-resistant!) chair fabric with shades of blue. The kitchen’s color palette is one of contrasts, with the deep grays seen in the island base and swivel stools offsetting white Verona quartz counters and a backsplash with light gray veining. “We wanted it functional for the young family, so we went with quartz,” says Arakelian. Other accents are the trio of pendant lanterns in brushed nickel and a porcelain farm sink. For the room that makes a first impression, Arlio says, the owner “definitely didn’t want the traditional credenza; she wanted a spot that would be very inviting.” The outcome is warm but wow in the dual feather watercolors, which pick up the navy in the velvet custom bench and gray in the area rug, says Arakelian. The metal bunching tables seem to climb with the stairway, and what better place to feature flowers? The multifaceted renovation of this house took five months to complete in 2017, just in time for Christmas, providing an extra reason to celebrate for a family that believes “the more the merrier.” The colonial is just what Ritz wanted, she says—“comfortable, easy living for the children, but stately, not compromising its integrity.” This page: Deep gray in the island base and custom swivel stools contrasts with the white of the cabinets as well as the Verona quartz counters and backsplash with light gray veining. The porcelain farm sink and a trio of brushed nickel pendants complete the look. Opposite page: For an entry foyer that says “Welcome!,” designer Sue Arlio teamed up a pair of feather watercolors with a velvet custom bench in navy and a gray area rug. Mirrored, iron nesting tables follow the line of the stairway and are perfect for a floral display, says Arakelian.


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EASY AS

CHILD’S PLAY

Designing your youngster’s bedroom shouldn’t be hard. A trio of Bergen County pros offers five tips for spaces that will nourish a kid’s spirit—and have staying power too. By Haley Longman

Remember the punitive cry “Go to your room!”? Chances are that your child has been spending more time than usual lately in his or her bedroom, and not as a punishment. Whether or not learning this fall is all or partly at-home and virtual, kids’ bedrooms may deserve a fresh look—or even a fresh design. Interior design for the younger set, of course, poses special problems. Your growing child is an aesthetic moving target, and you can’t do a full redo every time he or she reaches a new stage or switches to a new governing passion. Then there’s the more-thanslight possibility that the room may not be maintained by its occupant with consistent impeccable neatness. But Bergen County’s designers love a challenge. That’s why three of them have bravely stepped up to offer specific pointers. It’s not an impossible dream, after all, that your child’s bedroom could end up looking really, really cool. At least for a minute. BERGENMAG.COM

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CHOOSE A COLOR PALETTE RATHER THAN A THEME.

Pinterest and Instagram may lead you to believe that themes are necessary to make kids’ rooms look cohesive—babies’ rooms especially—but pros advise that to ensure that the room grows with the child, you should stick to a specific color palette rather than an outright theme. “I tend to build the design of a room around a singular item, such as a meaningful photo or piece of art,” says Melissa Selvaggio of Melissa’s Designs in Ramsey. “From there you can create your color palette, which ensures you can take your room from toddler to teen with the same décor.” Alternatively, consider choosing fabrics and wallpapers that would work with different palettes should your son or daughter want to alter the colors as he or she gets older. “Tweens will want to change up their ‘babyish’ rooms, and painting is the best bang for your buck when redecorating,” says Julie Johnson of Julie Johnson Interiors in Franklin Lakes.


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INVEST IN FURNITURE FOR THE LONG TERM.

The last thing you want to do is buy new furniture for your child’s room every couple of years. The key to furnishing it, then? Purchase quality foundation furniture, such as a bed, dresser, desk and nightstand, in a wood or neutral-painted finish so it will last the child into the college years and beyond. If you or your youngster want to easily change things up through the years as tastes evolve, you can paint or lacquer desks and nightstands in fun colors—“these pieces are usually less expensive and easier to swap out [than beds and dressers],” says DiGiacomo—or consider replacing pieces kids no longer love with vintage furniture. “Reusing and upcycling are great concrete examples for children to take pride in their family’s environmental consciousness,” adds Johnson.

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Once you (and your youngster) have settled on the overall aesthetic, consider interspersing little “pops” into the space with a vibrant print. Both Selvaggio and Laurie DiGiacomo of Laurie DiGiacomo Interiors in Ho-Ho-Kus like using a bold print in bedding or drapes—decorative items that can be easily swapped out later. “Stripes and plaids are always great options for boys, and Moroccan ogee, polka dots and tie-dye are popular with the girls,” DiGiacomo says. If you’d rather make a statement via color, you can paint a bold accent wall or the ceiling, install removable wallpaper or, for a less expensive option, paint smaller pieces of accent furniture in a bright hue. Just remember to keep the palette balanced. “If you feature a bold color on the walls, choose more neutral or harmonious colors for the bedding and carpet and accessorize with pieces that emulate the bold design or color on the walls,” Selvaggio says.

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CREATE “ZONES” TO MAXIMIZE SPACE.

Bedrooms with just a bed, a few drawers and a closet are a thing of the past. The new trend for kids’ rooms, space permitting, is “zoning off spaces designated for specific activities, which helps keep clutter at bay and makes the room more functional,” DiGiacomo tells us. “Zones” will vary by age, but can include a play space for the toddler set, a reading nook for elementary school-aged kids and a lounge area for tweens and teens. Another way to utilize square footage is to create a deep window seat under a dormer that can double as toy storage, Selvaggio suggests, or “create secret areas in crawl spaces, closets or around en-suite bathroom doors,” says Johnson. “Kids’ spaces are a free-for-all to let creativity fly!”

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PERSONALIZE ART AND ACCESSORIES.

Our designers agree that livening up those four walls with some personal touches is key to making a space feel like home, but these accent pieces need not be monogrammed pillows or signs with their names spelled out in funky fonts. “I love using three-dimensional wall décor, sports equipment, framed artwork the clients have made or elements of a hobby they enjoy,” says DiGiacomo. Selvaggio agrees—she often livens up a young client’s room with “meaningful quotes, sentimental photos or objects that reflect his or her personality.” In other words, have fun! “Try to remember that your parents probably did not put this much thought into your childhood bedroom,” Selvaggio says. “Don’t stress too much!”

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{ SECRET SOURCES }

IT’S WHO YOU KNOW! For that improvement you’ve been planning, why not turn to the folks interior designers use? Here’s who you’re gonna call. Like it or not, the quarantine has given homeowners time to look around their living spaces and see what could be made to look better. To enliven a room, for example, you may decide to paint it yourself in a brighter hue. Or you may choose a new furniture arrangement, recruiting a brawny teen to help with moving. But what if a project requires more than you and your kid? You could Google the purveyors of a product or service, of course, and check product reviews. But for nine home-improvement scenarios there’s a better way. Here, Bergen-based interior designers let slip the names of the pros they contact when they need a job done impeccably.

OUR EXPERTS:

Emily Wallach, Emily Wallach Interiors, Ridgewood

Kristen Sawyer, Sawyer Interiors, Westwood

Virginia Flaherty and Beverly Tanis Timeless Décor, Ridgewood

Tara Puntasecca, Design Therapy, Hackensack

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Jaclyn Isaac, Downtown Decorators, Rutherford

Christie Adams, Christie Adams Design, Wyckoff


WHEN YOU WANT TO INSTALL NEW TILES IN A BATHROOM OR KITCHEN…

“The Tile Expo in Westwood is a hidden gem! Such a great selection, and great individualized attention. That is where I take all my clients.” —Kristen Sawyer, Sawyer Interiors, Westwood “Studio Design in Ridgewood. It is a great local resource for tile, stone, glass and design. Such a cool space—you can be there for hours!” —Emily Wallach, Emily Wallach Interiors, Ridgewood “Fischer Tile in Hawthorne is by far my favorite place to select tile for renovations. I love that I can go into their shop with my ideas and the wonderful staff will show me exactly where in the store to find the perfect tiles.” —Christie Adams, Christie Adams Design, Wyckoff

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{ SECRET SOURCES } WHEN YOU WANT TO RECYCLE KIDS’ FURNITURE…

“Restyling furniture is a great way to transform any space in a cost-effective way. I also like to switch out hardware to update and personalize a piece. My go-to for all furniture painting is Furniture Rescues in Pompton Lakes. I have worked with Rachel on countless projects, from single pieces to larger sets.” —Kristen Sawyer, Sawyer Interiors, Westwood

WHEN YOU DISCOVER A CREAKY FLOORBOARD…

“We love old homes! But with old homes comes the issue of unlevel floors or ones that need to be patched and made new. We call on our friends at Heritage Flooring in Upper Saddle River for any hardwood flooring needs. Kevin has worked on my home personally; his team is efficient and professional—they’re experts in their field.” —Jaclyn Isaac, Downtown Decorators, Rutherford “Shimming the subfloor is the best solution for a creaky floorboard. A trusted contractor should be called in. For many of our clients we have used Boer Built Construction in North Haledon, an excellent contractor that is honest and dependable.” —Virginia Flaherty and Beverly Tanis, Timeless Décor, Ridgewood

WHEN YOUR GRANDFATHER CLOCK NEEDS REPAIRS…

“Refinishing your clock in a new and interesting color might be the way to go if you don’t love the clock’s traditional nature. However, if you prefer to maintain its original charm, I recommend you have your clock repaired at Time Will Tell Antique Clock Repair in Midland Park.” —Tara Puntasecca, Design Therapy, Hackensack “We like Time Will Tell Antique Clock Repair in Midland Park as well. Its team provides excellent service at a fair price. You can’t be too careful when dealing with an antique clock.” —Virginia Flaherty and Beverly Tanis, Timeless Décor, Ridgewood

WHEN A WALL CRIES OUT FOR CUSTOM WALLPAPER…

“We always try to include family heirlooms or special pieces in our designs. Sometimes, that means an old printed paper or a patterned textile comes to light that we would love to use in a project. The easiest way to do that is by placing that print on some wallcoverings. Sur La Mur in Lakewood is our go-to resource for custom wallpaper.” —Jaclyn Isaac, Downtown Decorators, Rutherford “I love Waldwick Wallpaper and Paint Company. It has a great selection and great pricing. You don’t need an appointment to come in and browse the books.” —Kristen Sawyer, Sawyer Interiors, Westwood BERGENMAG.COM

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WHEN YOU NEED CUSTOM DRAPES OR WINDOW COVERINGS…

“For custom treatments my first call is always to Budget Blinds of Paramus & Westwood. Sonie has a fabulous eye and offers a wide range of treatments for all styles and budgets.” —Kristen Sawyer, Sawyer Interiors, Westwood “We love The Shade Store on Route 17 in Paramus. It has a terrific team for ‘measure and install’ as well.” —Emily Wallach, Emily Wallach Interiors, Ridgewood

WHEN YOU WANT TO DESIGN CUSTOM FURNITURE OR BUILT-IN PIECES…

“There is nothing like a good, solid built-in when it comes to customizing your home for your storage needs. For this we always call Kevin at Fine Point Cabinetry and Millwork in Dover. Kevin has built everything from integrated bookcases with toy storage to 14-foot-long built-ins in a walnut veneer to match an existing wine vault. He’s incredibly talented and can be trusted with every detail.” —Jaclyn Isaac, Downtown Decorators, Rutherford “We use Nick Boer from Boer Built Construction for built-in pieces. He does beautiful custom work. Meanwhile, John Visco of Edison Upholstery in Franklin Lakes is our go-to guy for beautiful custom furniture.” —Virginia Flaherty and Beverly Tanis, Timeless Décor, Ridgewood

WHEN YOU WANT TO PAINT A MURAL…

“Ornella Muth of Arte Nova in Ridgewood does beautiful mural work. She paints murals and also restores fine artwork. Her credentials are truly amazing.” —Virginia Flaherty and Beverly Tanis, Timeless Décor, Ridgewood

WHEN YOU WANT TO BUY CUSTOM RUGS OR CARPETS…

“My two favorite spots are G. Fried Carpet & Design on Route 17 in Paramus—it has a huge selection and the friendliest staff—and The Rug Company in NYC, located at 200 Lexington Ave. It features beautiful handmade rugs in very creative patterns.” —Emily Wallach, Emily Wallach Interiors, Ridgewood “For beautiful, one-of-a-kind rugs we use David Anthony Carpets in Midland Park. He will bring a selection of rugs to your home to see if they work on site. He also does cleaning and quality repair of fine handmade rugs. For wall-to-wall carpeting and remnants, we use Allied Carpet in Rochelle Park. The people there are wonderful; they work, install and refinish hardwood floors and offer a great selection of luxury vinyl flooring.” —Virginia Flaherty and Beverly Tanis, Timeless Décor, Ridgewood “I love taking my clients to Abbey Carpet in Hawthorne. They have been so helpful to work with on choosing the perfect carpet and stair runner. The end result is always beautiful, and they provide excellent customer service.” —Christie Adams, Christie Adams Design, Wyckoff BERGENMAG.COM

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KEEPING KOSHER

Following the laws of kashrut, these contemporary recipes are creative updates of some classics.

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STEELHEAD TROUT CAKES WITH HERBED MUSTARD (GEFILTE FISH) Yields: 4 as a main dish or 6-8 as an appetizer

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE TROUT CAKES: n 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil n 1 medium onion, chopped n 1 medium carrot, chopped n 1 bulb fennel, cored and chopped (fronds and stalks reserved for another purpose) n 2 roasted red peppers, skinned and chopped (if using jarred, rinse before using) n 2 lbs. steelhead trout fillets n ½ tsp. Spanish sweet paprika n salt and pepper, to taste FOR THE HERBED MUSTARD: n 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley leaves n 2 Tbs. chopped fresh dill n 2 Tbs. chopped fresh basil n ½ cup Dijon mustard

DIRECTIONS:

TO MAKE THE TROUT CAKES: In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the onion, carrot and fennel and sweat just until translucent, about 2 minutes. Transfer to the bowl of a food processor and add the roasted red peppers and fish. Season with salt and black pepper and the paprika and process to roughly uniform consistency. Fry up a small sample of the resulting cake mixture, taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Place an 8-inch piece of aluminum foil on a cutting board. Leaving a generous margin of foil around it on all sides and using 1/ of the fish mixture, spoon a 2- to 3-inch line 3 (1 to 1½ inches wide) horizontally along the middle of the foil and roll it up into a cylindrical shape, pinching the ends to seal. Next, place a slightly larger piece of plastic wrap on the cutting board and roll around the wrapped fish, forming a roulade. Use the plastic wrap to ensure your roll is tight by twisting the ends in opposite directions. When you have a secure, tight roulade, tie off the ends with kitchen twine. Repeat twice more until all the fish mixture is used. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and turn the heat down to a bare simmer. Place the roulades in the pot and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the roulades from the water and allow them to rest on the counter to cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill for at least 30

minutes up to overnight. Transfer to a cutting board, unwrap the fish sausage and slice into 1-inch cylindrical sections. TO MAKE THE HERBED MUSTARD: While the roulades are cooking, bring a small pot of water to a boil and prepare an ice bath in a large bowl. Plunge the herbs into the water to blanch just to fix the brilliant green color, about 10 seconds. Immediately shock in the ice bath to stop the cooking (and preserve the color), then squeeze dry. Place the herbs in the bowl of a food processor along with the mustard and process until fully combined. TO SERVE: This dish can work either as an appetizer or a main. For an elegant presentation, place two 1-Tbs. dollops of the herbed mustard at the center of the plate, one beside the other. Swipe the dollop on the left diagonally toward the upper right corner of the plate and then the dollop on the right diagonally toward the lower right corner of the plate. Center a cylindrical section of the trout cake roulade over the two dollops and top with a few curls of julienned red pepper skins. There is nothing wrong with plating the dish more simply—a couple Tbs. of herbed mustard topped by a roulade and garnished with the pepper curls, microgreens and/or finishing salt. For a heartier portion, dollop 2 Tbs. of the herbed mustard in the center of a plate and arrange 3 roulades on it, garnishing each.

I love that there are so many chopped vegetables in this recipe. The combination of fennel bulb and red peppers is a super dose of Vitamin C, and together, they cover your entire daily requirement of Vitamin C, which helps boost immunity, among other things.” —Rivki Berman, registered dietitian nutritionist, RB Nutrition, Fair Lawn

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JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE “PARMENTIER” WITH PEAS AND SOY CHORIZO Yields: 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE SOUP: ■ 2 large leeks, white parts only, cleaned, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced across ■ 1 large white onion, diced ■ 1 bulb fennel, cored and diced (fronds and stalks reserved for another purpose) ■ 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil salt ■ 8 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock ■ ½ pound (about 1 large) russet potato, roughly chopped ■ 1½ pounds Jerusalem artichokes, peeled FOR THE SOY CHORIZO AND PEAS: ■ 1 small red onion, quartered and thinly sliced across ■ 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil ■ 1 link soy chorizo, casing removed and crumbled ■ 6 oz. frozen sweet peas, thawed

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TO MAKE THE SOUP: Combine the leeks, onion, fennel and olive oil in a soup pot, season with salt and sweat over low heat until they give up their water and are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the stock, increase the heat, and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes lose their texture, about 30 minutes. In a high-speed blender, purée the soup (working in batches). Strain the soup as you finish each batch. Taste the finished soup and adjust the seasonings. TO MAKE THE SOY CHORIZO AND PEAS: Sweat the onion in the olive oil in a large sauté pan over low heat until it begins to lose its color, about 2 minutes. Turn the heat up to high, add the soy chorizo and cook until it just begins to slightly brown, about 5 minutes. Add the peas and continue cooking until all the peas are heated through, about 3 minutes. TO SERVE: Place 1 to 2 Tbs. of the chorizo-pea mixture in the center of a soup bowl. Transfer the soup to a pouring vessel. A large (4-cup) measuring cup will work well. Alternatively, use a ladle. Either way, pour the soup around the chorizo-pea mixture until only the top of it is sticking above the level of the soup. Garnish with pea sprouts or greens (optional). Repeat for the remaining servings.

I always add fresh lemon juice at the end to any soup. Approximately half a lemon will add acidity and intensify the flavor. And don’t forget the green garnish. It’s a simple touch that enhances the presentation of any dish!” —Jill Lamstein, owner/president, Above & Beyond Catering, Dumont

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LASAGNETTE OF MUSHROOMS, HOUSEMADE RICOTTA AND MINT-PEPITA PESTO Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

n 1 package fresh lasagna noodles (cut into sixteen 1½-x-3½-inch rectangles) FOR THE RICOTTA: n 4 cups whole milk n ½ tsp. salt n 3 Tbs. distilled vinegar FOR THE MUSHROOM FILLING: n 3 Tbs. butter n 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for brushing) n 1½ lbs. cremini mushrooms (or button mushrooms), sliced n 1 cup (about 8 oz.) dried mushrooms (shiitake, porcini, morel), rehydrated and squeezed dry n salt n 1 large shallot, finely chopped n cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio) FOR THE MINT-PEPITA PESTO: n 2 small cloves garlic, crushed n cup fresh mint leaves n ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

DIRECTIONS:

TO MAKE THE RICOTTA: Pour the milk into a heavy-bottomed pot. Add the salt and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally so the milk doesn’t scorch, until the milk reaches 180°F on an instant-read or deep-fry thermometer (the milk will start to foam at the edges of the pan and may simmer but shouldn’t boil). Remove the pan from the heat and add vinegar, stirring until curds start to form. Line a medium sieve with cheesecloth and carefully pour the milk mixture through the sieve, disturbing the curds as little as possible. Let drain for anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour to achieve a relatively firm ricotta. How firm (and thus how long you want to let it continue to drain) is entirely a matter of personal preference. Cool the ricotta to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for up to four days. TO MAKE THE MUSHROOM FILLING: Melt 2 Tbs. of the butter in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and starting to crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the shallot, wine and the remaining 1 Tbs. butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the skillet is dry, about 5 minutes. Test the seasoning on the mushrooms and adjust accordingly. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a large bowl and set aside. TO MAKE THE MINT-PEPITA PESTO: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the garlic, mint leaves, pumpkin seeds, salt, and 1 Tbs. of the olive

oil in a food processor and pulse to combine. With the processor running, slowly add the remaining oil in a slow, steady stream until completely used. This can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. When ready to use, bring it out of the refrigerator and back to room temperature before using. TO ASSEMBLE AND BAKE THE LASAGNETTE: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or use a large lasagna pan). Spread four thin rectangles of ricotta around the pan and top each with a pasta sheet. These are the glue on which you will build each of your lasagnette stacks. Place a pasta segment on top of each rectangle of ricotta as the bottom layer of the lasagnette. Spread a large spoonful of ricotta over the pasta, then scatter some mushrooms over the top of the ricotta. For your next layer, spread a large spoonful of the pesto on a pasta segment and place that—pestoside down—on top of the mushroom layer. Repeat the layering process (starting with the noodles and ending with dropping the pesto side of the sheet on the mushrooms) twice more. Cover the lasagnette with foil and bake until warmed through, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool for at least 5 minutes up to 10 minutes. Garnish each lasagnette with a mint leaf, if desired.

If you’d like to minimize trips to the grocery store, try substituting almonds or walnuts for the pepitas— there is also a good chance they’re already in your pantry. Using a store-bought ricotta will also save some time with this recipe. Finally, finish this dish with fresh mint or parsley to add color and freshness.” —Jill Lamstein, owner/president, Above & Beyond Catering, Dumont

All recipes and photos are reprinted with permission from Modern Kosher: Global Flavors, New Traditions by Michael Aaron Gardiner. Photography by Sam Wells © Rizzoli New York. BERGENMAG.COM

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OVERCOME THE STIGMA OF HPV AND THROAT CANCER With the world’s attention focused on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, we believe the time is also right to bring the public’s attention to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of expanding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine’s use to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years. The first HPV vaccine was approved in 2006, to be given to children 9 to 12 years old. On this World Head and Neck Cancer Day ( July 27), we applaud the FDA ‘s recent expanded approval, which will have far-reaching lifesaving impact for anyone who may be at high risk for developing oropharyngeal cancer— a type of cancer that affects the back of the tongue and the tonsils. Despite widespread recognition of the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine within the medical community, we still need to overcome the embarrassment and stigma associated with head and neck cancers caused by HPV – the most common sexually transmitted disease. We must do this not just for the sake of those who suffer today, but for the next generation. “HPV” includes a family of over 200 viruses. It is transmitted through direct contact. Most of us are exposed to these viruses once we become sexually active. Usually, we clear the virus through our immune system without even realizing its presence. In a minority of us, the virus evades our detection system and stays inside our cells for years. It may then cause warts, benign tumors or on rare occasions, cancer. HPV-associated cancers of the head and neck have tripled in the past several decades, while other types of head and neck cancers have declined. Cancer of the oropharynx used to affect older men – longtime heavy smokers or drinkers. Many of today’s patients with HPV-associated throat cancer are men in their 40s and 50s. According to the National Cancer Institute, HPV is now responsible for 70% or more of oropharyngeal cancers. The incidence of head and neck cancers associated with HPV will outnumber that of cervical cancer this year. There are no early warning signs that are specific to HPV-associated throat cancer. Symptoms can mimic a typical upper respiratory infection that is not getting better. Sometimes patients can have earache, hoarse voice

DR. TOM THOMAS and/or burning pain with swallowing. Other times there may be a painless lump in the neck or ulcer on a tonsil. When any of these symptoms persist for more than three weeks, it’s time to seek help. If a physician discovers a lump or ulceration in your throat, he or she should refer you to a specialist: an otolaryngologist (ENT) or head and neck surgeon. If you do not have these symptoms, but you or someone you have been intimate with has a history of sexually transmitted diseases, ask your physician to examine your throat and neck area carefully. Dentists can also detect suspicious-looking lumps or ulcers in the mouth. Treatments for these cancers have significantly improved in recent years, and may include minimally invasive robotic or laser surgery done through the mouth, targeted radiation therapy that spares healthy tissue, and chemotherapy. The best treatment for HPV associated head and neck cancer is prevention. We have effective HPV vaccines that prevent infection with cancer-causing HPV types. In general, the vaccine must be given before a person has become sexually intimate. We are many years into this growing silent epidemic, and the stigma shows no signs of abating. If you get HPVassociated cancer, or suspect you may have it, you are not alone. Do not be afraid to speak with your physician and your significant other. More importantly, get your children vaccinated.

Tom Thomas, MD, MPH is medical director, Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and Transoral Robotic Surgery, Leonard B. Kahn Head and Neck Cancer Institute at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He is one of the leaders of the Atlantic HPV Center.

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HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER

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More women are surviving breast cancer, thanks to increased early detection and screening. Ongoing research and development, leading to new breast cancer treatments, have also contributed to cancer survival, says Dr. Raimonda Goldman. These are used at Holy Name as part of the Patricia Lynch Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary team approach to providing personalized cancer treatment, management, and support. Targeted therapies are “game-changers” for some types of breast tumors. How do they work? Targeted therapies attack abnormalities in cancer cells or their growth pathways so they cannot multiply and spread. Two examples are trastuzumab and pertuzumab, which are used to attack proteins that promote the growth of cancer cells, called HER2 receptors, in patients with HER2+ tumors. We also now use a drug called Kadcyla in patients who had residual cancer cells after receiving chemotherapy before surgery, called neoadjuvant therapy. What is new in hormone therapy? Hormone therapy has demonstrated good results in preventing hormone-receptor positive cancer in women who are at high risk

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for developing breast cancer. Hormone therapy can also be used to prevent a recurrence of hormone-receptor positive cancer in patients who have undergone surgery and radiation therapy. In patients with metastatic hormone-receptor positive cancer, the new standard of care is now to combine hormone therapy with medications called CDK 4/6 inhibitors to delay the cancer’s progression. How does Oncotype DX® 21 testing help some patients avoid chemotherapy? Oncotype DX® 21 enables us to practice precision medicine by identifying if a patient is likely to benefit from chemotherapy following removal of the tumor. The test examines 21 specific genes in breast tissue taken from a patient’s biopsy or a sample removed during surgery. This unique set of genes can predict a patient’s response to chemotherapy as well as the chances of cancer returning. Oncotype DX® 21 has allowed many women with early-stage hormone-receptor positive cancer to avoid chemotherapy and have positive long-term outcomes with hormone therapy alone. Based on multiple randomized clinical trials, we now prescribe extended hormone therapy beyond five years for certain high-risk patients.


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What sets Summit Medical Group apart? A hallmark of Summit Medical Group (SMG) is convenient, coordinated patient-centered care. As the premier multispecialty medical practice in New Jersey, SMG offers comprehensive medical services, including primary and specialty care and a broad range of ancillary services. Through our merger with CityMD, the leading urgent care provider in the New York metro area, SMG provides patients a full spectrum of high-quality primary, specialty and urgent care. What are SMG’s offerings in Bergen County? Our foray into Bergen County started with the acquisition of New Jersey Associates in Medicine, bringing SMG’s highly coordinated multispecialty care model to more residents in northern New Jersey. With our latest orthopedics office in Paramus, we are advancing our commitment to provide improved care for individuals, lowered costs of care, and improved care quality. SMG currently has 12 locations in Bergen County and nearby Passaic County, including Fair Lawn, Rutherford, Teaneck, a co-located SMG Orthopedics and CityMD site in Wayne and a co-located SMG Primary Care and CityMD site coming soon in Ramsey. With an impressive roster of health care providers, we offer expert services across medical services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, and oncology. Our latest services include endocrinology, bariatric surgery and general surgery.

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What essential health care should people seek now? If there’s anything that the last several months have shown us it’s that nothing is more important than our health. Don’t put off seeing your doctor for essential care and health screenings. Until COVID-19 recedes, continue to wear a face mask, wash hands, and practice social distancing. It’s also more important than ever for everyone to get a flu shot to reduce the amount of illness. What should people know about this year’s flu season? There is concern that a bad flu season occurring at the same time as a rise in COVID-19 cases could overwhelm our health care system. The good news is that if we continue following guidelines to prevent spread of COVID-19, we may have far fewer infections this fall and winter. Getting the flu vaccination will help reduce your risk of catching the flu and developing symptoms that may make you worry that you have COVID-19. In general, it takes two weeks for antibodies to begin working after you’ve had the shot, so it’s a good idea to get it as soon as possible, to best protect yourself for the coming season. Summit Medical Group offices and flu clinics currently have the flu shot available for existing patients. You can schedule an appointment through your primary care provider or our patient portal. You can also walk in to any CityMD urgent care center.


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SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PROGRAM: LARGEST IN THE NORTHEAST

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), in Livingston, NJ, was again the largest kidney transplant center in the Northeast and one of the top kidney transplant programs in the country, performing 351 kidney transplants in 2019. In addition to this record-breaking volume, the transplant program continues to have the best long-term kidney transplant outcomes in New Jersey. In 2019, the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division at SBMC performed 159 living donor kidney transplants, making it one of the largest living donor programs in the United States. Almost 15 years ago, Saint Barnabas’s Transplant Division created New Jersey’s first and only Living Donor Institute. The Institute supports living donation as the best treatment option for patients who are either on or approaching dialysis. Saint Barnabas has unique expertise in facilitating kidney-paired donations and donation chains. These options allow patients who have incompatible living donors to receive compatible living donor kidney transplants. “The growth of Saint Barnabas’s living kidney donor program has arisen from processes and partnerships that have been in place for years,” says Francis L. Weng, MD, MSCE, Chief of the Transplant Division. “Our transplant

program offers an innovative and comprehensive array of living donation options that are available at only a few other leading transplant centers.” In 2019, the Saint Barnabas transplant program also continued to excel at deceased donor kidney transplant, performing 192 such transplants – a 52% increase from 2018. Several recent programs at Saint Barnabas now allow many patients to receive a deceased donor kidney transplant even more quickly than before, with excellent results. The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division at Saint Barnabas Medical Center announces the grand opening of their River Edge Transplant Satellite Unit located at 10 Elizabeth Street, Third Floor, Suite 303, River Edge, NJ 07661. This new satellite is available to help make kidney and pancreas transplantation more accessible to residents living in Bergen and Passaic Counties in New Jersey and in Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York.

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Immaculate Heart Academy, founded in 1960 as the first regional high school for girls in the Archdiocese of Newark, has as its mission to provide quality Catholic education to young women. As a college preparatory school, a strong theme throughout the curriculum and extra-curricular activities is the development of the special gifts that our young women have to offer. As virtual learning became an unexpected necessity this past year, IHA faculty and students rose above the challenge and thrived in the online teaching and learning setting. IHA enjoys a reputation as an academic, artistic, and athletic powerhouse with one outstanding characteristic: the loving and supportive atmosphere that cultivates students’ growth. 500 VAN EMBURGH AVE. TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NJ 07676 201.445.6800 | IHANJ.COM

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Is Brown Rice Too Nice?

Sure, this ubiquitous, virtuous worldwide staple is good for you. But it’s nuttily delicious too! Let’s face it: Brown rice has an image problem. It’s an unexciting, take-it-for-granted side dish, a healthfood cliché, a typecast bowl of everyday earnestness. How long has it been, after all, since you drove across town because a Chinese restaurant was reputed to have good brown rice? But take a fresh look at this world-feeder. Rice provides more than one-fifth of the calories consumed by the human race. It’s a staple in many cultures, and it originated either in China or in India, depending on which archaeologists you ask. Though there are many types of this cereal grain—white, jasmine, purple and red, for example—none are quite as nutrientpacked as the brown variety. White and brown rice, aka whole-grain rice, are both made from the same grain, but brown has only the inedible outermost hull layer removed, leaving behind the nutritious bran layer and cereal germ, both of which the refined white rice lacks. It has just as much versatility, not to mention many more health benefits, vitamins and minerals. And it has an appealing, nuttier taste. Brown rice may not often be the star, but it’s the kind of supporting player that carries the show.

calories per one-cup serving. Its claim to fame, though, is that it is exceptionally high in manganese, a mineral integral to healthy bone development, muscle contraction, nerve function and wound healing. Whole grains in general also contain lots of fiber, which helps lower cholesterol, aids in digestion and keeps you feeling fuller longer. And if you or a loved one has diabetes it’s worth stocking up on the stuff, as brown rice has a low glycemic index, which means it’s digested more slowly and doesn’t cause a spike in blood sugar. Though brown rice is technically a carb, it’s nonetheless a good option if you’re looking to reduce or maintain your weight. In part maybe that’s simply because the fiber in it fills you up and thus prevents you from overeating. But a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, done by Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, found that women who consumed more whole grains such as brown rice consistently weighed less than those who ate less of these fiber-rich foods.

POWER UP Brown rice is gluten-free and high in folate, vitamin B2, potassium and calcium, and has only about 215

BUY/STORE/SERVE Brown rice is generally harvested in the fall but available year-round at grocery stores. It’s stocked on shelves loose and in large plastic bags, or you can buy it in a zippered bag or a cardboard box filled with individual serving-sized portions that require a fraction of the cooking time (but contain just as many nutrients). The bagged varieties can be heated up in the microwave or boiled on the stove, while loose rice needs to be cooked or steamed for about 30 minutes, generally at a 2:1 ratio of water to rice. You can easily store it in the box or bag it came in or in an airtight plastic container: It’ll last up to a week in the fridge after it’s cooked, or months uncooked in your pantry. (Yep, rice’s shelf life is another major plus.) The two most common types of brown rice are short-grain and long-grain. Short grain has plump kernels, a chewy texture and a nuttier flavor, whereas long-grain is lighter, fluffier and not quite as sticky. Short kernels work best in a risotto or sushi, while long tastes great in a stir-fry or a pilaf. Actually, the options for both types are endless: Stir your brown rice into a salad or soup, bake it into a veggie burger with corn and beans or enjoy it as the base of a grain bowl with veggies and protein. Essentially, brown rice works for breakfast, lunch and dinner. How many other foods boast such versatility? —Haley Longman

DID YOU KNOW? The year 2004 was named the International Year of Rice by the UN. One key research discovery that year? That soaking brown rice in warm water for 20 hours, creating what’s called germinated brown rice, activates enzymes and amino acids to make the food even more of a nutritional champ. BERGENMAG.COM

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{ SPIRITS }

Spice Up Your Fall

Give your favorite seasonal java a jolt and a flavorful twist to turn any autumn get-together into an Octoberfest! PUMPKIN SPIKED CHAI LATTE: Serves 1

INGREDIENTS ■ 3 oz. pumpkin-infused rum ■ 6 oz. milk ■ 2 oz. chai tea latte mix (black tea concentrate) ■ 2 oz. cold brew coffee ■ whipped cream, for garnish ■ ground cinnamon, for garnish PUMPKIN-INFUSED RUM: ■ pumpkin pie mix ■ rum

DIRECTIONS ■ To make pumpkin-infused rum, combine equal parts pumpkin pie mix and rum in a saucepot. Bring to a low simmer, then steep for about 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let cool to room temperature. Transfer mixture to an airtight container and refrigerate overnight. After chilling, pour rum mixture through a mesh strainer to remove the pumpkin pie mix from the rum. Discard mix and store strained rum in an airtight container. ■ To make the spiked pumpkin spice chai latte, combine pumpkin-infused rum, milk, chai tea latte mix and cold brew coffee in a small pot and heat gently on the stove for about 5 minutes, or until hot. To serve, ladle into glasses, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

There are several ways to really highlight the pumpkin flavor and add a bit of depth to this seasonal drink. I would suggest infusing some simple syrup with a dash of citrus zest and some ground cardamom to enhance the fall flavors!” —Anthony Bellifemine, barista, Erie Coffee & Bakery, Rutherford

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{ ON THE TOWN }

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. CRESSKILL DELVINA RESTAURANT 172 Piermont Rd. 201.816.0239 delvinarestaurant.com

FIESTA HUT 227 Park Ave. 201.939.4338

FARMHOUSE CAFÉ 15 E. Madison Ave. 201.266.8931 farmhousecafenj.com

BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 59 The Promenade 201.313.3889 baumgartscafe.com

SAMDAN 178 Piermont Rd. 201.816.7343 samdanrestaurant.com

BROWNSTONE PANCAKE FACTORY 860 River Rd. 201.945.4800 brownstonepancake factory.com

DEMAREST YASOU MYKONOS 134 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.768.8500 yasoumykonos.com

DUMONT FINK’S BBQ 26 W. Madison Ave. 201.384.3210 finksbbq smokehouse.com FOSCHINI’S 21 E. Madison Ave. 201.387.9998 foschinis.com

Locale Café and Bar in Closter

ALLENDALE

ALPINE

CARLSTADT

ALLENDALE BAR & GRILL 67 W. Allendale Ave. 201.327.3197 allendalebarandgrill.com

KIKU 385 Rte. 9 W. 201.767.6322

BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Rte. 17 S. 201.933.4000 biggies.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

BERGENFIELD

VILLA AMALFI 793 Palisade Ave. 201.886.8626 villaamalfi.com

CLOSTER

CHAPALA GRILL 52 S. Washington Ave. 201.387.2107 chapalamexican grill.com

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

THE HILL 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.899.4700 thehillcloster.com

CLIFFSIDE PARK

NIHON KAI 41 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.3000 nihonkaijapanese.com

354 STEAKHOUSE 354 Lawton Ave. 201.941.0499

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

AVO’S GRILL 720 Anderson Ave. 201.945.9038 orderavos.com

SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612 searhouse.com

RUDY’S RESTAURANT 591 Anderson Ave. 201.943.9252 rudysnj.com

STERN & BOW 171 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.750.3350 sternandbowrestaurant. 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

SEDONA TAPHOUSE 679 Anderson Ave. 201.943.2300 BERGENMAG.COM

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DE NOVO EUROPEAN PUB 1257 River Rd. 201.496.6161 EMMA BISTRO 2 Hilliard Ave. 201.402.7719 emmabistronj.com FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE 90 The Promenade 201.313.9463 flemingssteakhouse.com

GRANT STREET CAFÉ 25 Grant Ave. 201.385.1705 thegrantstreetcafe.com

GREEK TAVERNA 55 The Promenade 201.945.8998 greektavernausa.com

IL MULINO 132 Veterans Plz. 201.384.7767 ilmulinodumont.com

HAVEN 2 Main St. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

NAZCA CEVICHERIA 20 E. Madison Ave. 201.385.2689 nazcanj.com

THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE 15 The Promenade 201.366.4065 ophedgewater.com

EAST RUTHERFORD AL DI LA 1 Hoboken Rd. 201.939.1128 aldilaitalianbistro.com

PIER 115 115 River Rd. 201.313.2155 pier115barandgrill.com

ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA 900 Paterson Plank Rd. 201.804.0303 annabellasmozz.com

REBECCA’S 236 Old River Rd. 201.943.8808 rebeccasedgewater.com

CAFFÉ CAPRI 119 Park Ave. 201.460.1039 caffecaprirestaurant.com

RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. 201.224.2013 riverpalm.com


ROBERTO’S II 936 River Rd. 201.224.2524 robertosii.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

PRIME & BEYOND 501 Main St. 201.461.0033 primeandbeyond.com

SEAK 725 River Rd., #30 201.402.3400 seaknj.com

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

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

ELMWOOD PARK

PUNTA CANA 2151 Lemoine Ave. 201.849.5556 puntacanarestaurante. com

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

SAGE RESTAURANT 17-15 Broadway 201.797.0500 sagefairlawn.com

SOFIA 36 Engle St. 201.541.8530 sofiaenglewood.com

FAIRVIEW

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

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS BROWNSTONE PANCAKE FACTORY 717 E. Palisade Ave. 201.945.4800 brownstonepancake factory.com

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

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

FORT LEE

SUSHI COCORO 856 Franklin Ave. 201.560.1333 sushicocoro.com

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

CHEERS BAR & RESTAURANT 774 Main St. 201.487.0660 cheersnewjersey.com

TONY LIP’S 829 Franklin Lake Rd. 201.904.2166 tonylips.com

THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY 390 Hackensack Ave. 201.488.0330

BAGGIOS 212 Main St. 201.585.7979 baggiospizzarestaurant. com

GARFIELD

CLIFFS STEAKHOUSE 18 Sylvan Ave. 201.944.0233 cliffssteakhouse.com

BIG RED TOMATO 1205 Anderson Ave. 201.224.6500 brtnj.com

GOODFELLAS 661 Midland Ave. 973.478.4000 goodfellasristorante.com

BLUE MOON CAFÉ 23 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0600 bluemoonmexican café.com

LEFKES ESTIATORIO 495 Sylvan Ave. 201.408.4444 lefkesnj.com

CAP’T LOUI 210 Main St. 201.461.7080 captloui.com

LA CAMBUSA 517 River Dr. 973.272.8739 cambusanj.com

CASSIE’S 18 S. Dean St. 201.541.6760 cassiespizzeria.com

GRISSINI 484 Sylvan Ave. 201.568.3535 grissinirestaurant.com

CHILLERS GRILL 2191 Fletcher Ave. 201.461.0075 chillersgrill.com

CHAT KAEW THAI CUISINE 4 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.0343

FAIR LAWN

LA FORTALEZA 361 Midland Ave. 973.928.4470 lafortalezamexrestaurant. com

IN NAPOLI 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com

BENNIE’S 54 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.5700 benniesofenglewood.com

HUMMUS ELITE 39 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.5600 hummuselite.com LA FONDA PAISA 95 W. Palisade Ave. 201.871.3544 LA’MEZZA 63 Nathaniel Pl. 201.569.2662 lamezzarestaurant.com LAS MARAVILLAS DE TULCINGO 84 W. Palisade Ave. 201.568.1980

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 2101 Promenade Blvd. 201.796.2625 acfp.com DAVIA 6-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.797.6767 daviarestaurant.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

Akai Lounge in Englewood

FRANKLIN LAKES

CAFÉ ITALIANO 14 Sylvan Ave. 201.461.5041 cafeitaliano.net

BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 45 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.6267 baumgartscafe.com

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

NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 172 Broad Ave. 201.840.8428 nochesdecolombia.com

VENTANA’S 200 Park Ave. 201.583.4777 ventanasatthemodern.com

KUBA RESTAURANT 2139 Hudson Ter. 201.585.1601 kubarestaurant.com PHOBU 1645 Lemoine Ave. 201.363.8900 phobu.com PHO TODAY 2151 Lemoine Ave. 201.585.8818

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

GLEN ROCK GLEN ROCK INN 222 Rock Rd. 201.445.2362 glenrockinn.com TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 206 Rock Rd. 201.612.1188 taniofglenrock.com

HACKENSACK CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 125 Main St. 201.880.9844 casualhabanacafe.com

POMODORO 795 Abbott Blvd. 201.224.0800 pomodoro1.com BERGENMAG.COM

THE CROW’S NEST 309 Vincent Ave. 201.342.5445 crowsnest.com HOT FISH 450 Hackensack Ave. 201.881.0180 HOUSTON’S 1 Riverside Sq. 201.488.5667 hillstone.com MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 70 Riverside Sq. 201.221.2030 maggianos.com MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 1 Riverside Sq. 201.487.1303 mortons.com THE OCEANAIRE 175 Riverside Sq. 201.343.8862 theoceanaire.com 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

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STONY HILL INN 231 Polifly Rd. 201.342.4085 stonyhillinn.com

HARRINGTON PARK DONATELLA RISTORANTE 12 Tappan Rd. 201.767.4245

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BENSI 459 Rte. 17 S. 201.727.9525 bensihh.com 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

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


{ ON THE TOWN } BELLISSIMO 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.6669 bellissimonj.com

TASTE OF SPAIN 493 Tappan Rd. 201.767.8904 tasteofspainrestaurant.com

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

NORWOOD

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

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MOONACHIE

DELLA CUCINA 100 Park Ave. 201.722.8880 dellacucinanj.com

DANTE’S PLACE 373 Broad Ave. 201.592.9071 dantesplace.com

MICHAEL’S RIVERSIDE 528 Riverside Ave. 201.939.6333 michaelsriverside.com

DOMANI 387 Washington Ave. 201.722.8881

FONTANA TRITONE 248 Fort Lee Rd. 201.242.9040

MAHWAH

MATSU SUSHI & GRILL 140 Broadway 201.722.9388 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

LITTLE FERRY THE CAKE LOUNGE 389 Liberty St. 201.336.9819 thecakelounge.com SEGOVIA STEAKHOUSE 217 Main St. 201.814.1100 segoviasteakhouse.com

LODI KAYA 334 N. Main St. 973.779.1128 kayalodi.com REBAR & KITCHEN 132 Essex St. 201.368.8181 rebarkitchen.com SERGIO’S MISSIONE 2 Mercer St. 973.778.4545 sergiosmissione.com

LYNDHURST ANGELO’S 263 Ridge Rd. 201.939.1922 FOSCHINI’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA 298 Ridge Rd. 201.460.7600 foschinis.com

BON APPETIT 180 Franklin Tpke. 201.512.1144 bonappetitmahwah.com JUN LUNG 180 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.9898 junlungnj.com MAHWAH BAR & GRILL 2 Island Rd. 201.529.8056 allendalebarandgrill.com NAGOYA 1007 MacArthur Blvd. 201.818.9933 nagoyacuisine.com NONNA’S 11 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.1151 nonnasmahwah.com ROXANNE’S 150 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.0007 roxannes restaurant.com

MAYWOOD ANGELO’S GREEK TAVERNA 245 Maywood Ave. 201.845.4278 angelosgreektavernanj. com MAYWOOD INN’S TWIN DOOR TAVERN 122 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.843.8022 twindoortavern.com MAYWOOD PANCAKE HOUSE 92 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.880.7842 maywoodpancake house.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

SANGRIA 1033 MacArthur Blvd. 201.962.3310 sangriamahwah.com

ROSARIO’S TRATTORIA 29 Central Ave. 201.445.3335 rosariostrattoriamenu.com

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

MONTVALE

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DELPINO RESTAURANT 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.391.6866 delpinorestaurant.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

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

NORTHVALE

GRAND LUX CAFE 1 Garden State Plz. 201.909.0399 grandluxcafe.com

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


{ ON THE TOWN } PARK RIDGE 103 PRIME AT VALENTINO’S 103 Spring Valley Rd. 201.391.2220 103prime.com ESTY STREET 86 Spring Valley Rd. 201.307.1515 estystreet.com THE PARK STEAKHOUSE 151 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.930.1300 theparksteakhouse.com PEPPERCORNS 176 Colony Ave. 201.391.2818 peppercorns176.com RIDGE DINER 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.391.4242 ridgediner.com

RAMSEY ANTHONY FRANCO’S 128 E. Main St. 201.236.8000 afpizza.com BRADY’S AT THE STATION 5-7 W. Main St. 201.327.9748 bradysatthestation.net CAFÉ PANACHE 130 E. Main St. 201.934.0030 cafepanachenj.com KINCHLEY’S TAVERN 586 N. Franklin Tpke. 201.934.7777 kinchleyspizza.com

QUE PASTA 326 Market St. 201.712.1900

CIRCOLO 53 Franklin Tpke. 201.882.1818 circolo.info

SMYRNA 21 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.934.7990

DELHI ACCENT 37 Chestnut St. 201.444.4910 delhiaccentnj.com

VILLAGE GREEN 36 Prospect St. 201.445.2914 villagegreenrestaurant.com

TAWARA 53 W. Main St. 201.825.8712

FELINA 54 E. Ridgewood Ave. 551.276.5454 felinarestaurant.com

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

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

LIMONCELLO 32 Franklin Tpke. 201.652.5577 limoncellonj.com

FINCA 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.1199 fincanj.com

RIVER EDGE

TEANECK

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

VARKA ESTIATORIO 30 N. Spruce St. 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

RIDGEFIELD CAFÉ TIVOLI 533 Shaler Blvd. 201.941.5561 cafetivoli.com

GREEN FUSION 22 Oak St. 201.670.7502 greenfusionnj.com

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

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

RIDGEFIELD PARK MK VALENCIA 228 Main St. 201.373.0228 mkvalenciarestaurant.com

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

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

LATOUR 6 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5056 latourridgewood.com

RIDGEWOOD COUNTRY PANCAKE HOUSE 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.8395 countrypancake house.net

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

CRAVINGS TAPAS BISTRO 8 Wilsey Sq. 201.857.8533 cravingstapas.com

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

THE SHANNON ROSE 1200 Rte. 17 201.962.7602 theshannonrose.com

PARK WEST TAVERN 30 Oak St. 201.445.5400 parkwesttavern.com PEARL 17 S. Broad St. 201.857.5100 pearlridgewood.com RAYMOND’S 101 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5125 raymondsnj.com ROOTS 17 Chestnut St. 201.444.1922 rootssteakhouse.com

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

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MADO RESTAURANT 570 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.265.3629 madorestaurant.business. site SANDUCCI’S 620 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

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

ROCHELLE PARK NANNI 53 W. Passaic St. 201.843.1250 nanni.com

RUTHERFORD CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com FINCH’S 801 Rutherford Ave. 201.231.3141 finchsdining.com PAISANO’S 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com THE RISOTTO HOUSE 88 Park Ave. 201.438.5344 therisottohouse.com VOLARE’S 7 Station Sq. 201.935.6606 volaresrestaurant.com

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

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AMARONE 63 Cedar Ln. 201.833.1897 amaroneristorante.net B V TUSCANY 368 Cedar Ln. 201.287.0404 bvtuscany.com 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 andreasrestaurant nj.com

BACARI GRILL 800 Ridgewood Rd. 201.358.6330 b201.664.5454 lilisbistronj.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 THAI WEST 22 Jefferson Ave. 201.497.6981 thaiwestrestaurant.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE SOL 42 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.9363

WOOD-RIDGE MARTINI GRILL 187 Hackensack St. 201.939.2000 martini–grill.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 tsmachinesecuisine.com


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The Paramus-based organization held 26 different pop-up events as part of its annual Supplies for Success program. Volunteers helped pack new school supplies into backpacks for distribution to children in need. This year’s supplies included hand sanitizer and a mask. 1–3 Volunteers of all ages fill backpacks with school supplies, which will be donated to young students in need.

NORTHERN NEW JERSEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Mikoto Ozawa, a graduate of the Leonia High School Class of 2020, received this year’s Frank DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship from the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation of Hackensack. The award is given to a student who demonstrates talent and ambition as an artist, musician or writer and seeks to further his or her education. Ozawa is enrolled at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. 5 Mikoto Ozama

BERGEN ACADEMIES Closter resident Katherine Vandermel, a senior at Bergen Academies, was named a 2020 Davidson Fellow Scholarship winner for her project “The Language of Memory: Combating the Erasure of Self-Identity.” The piece explores storytelling as a way to preserve family history. 6 Katherine Vandermel

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The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood welcomed students back to class with health reminders for 2020-21: Practice social distancing and wear a mask. 7 Maureen Fonseca, The Eagle school mascot, Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes

ACADEMY OF THE HOLY ANGELS Three students at the all-girls high school in Demarest recently auditioned for collegiate dance squads during the virtual 2020 College Dance Team Combine. Seniors Kaitlyn Grifonetti of Old Tappan, Natasha Vafiadis of Englewood and Carmela Alessio of Belleville took part in the program. 3 Front: Kaitlyn Grifonetti

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