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Features The Front Bottoms | 136

Woodcliff Lake native Brian Sella talks about his band’s beginnings and new album Going Gray.

Garden Party | 138 Ramapo College’s first family breaks bread with celebrity chef Sara Moulton, and she serves up dishes made with ingredients from the backyard.

A ‘Room’ With A View | 142 It’s all about the breathtaking vista in this art-filled Edgewater condo.

A Chat With... | 148 Two scribes with Bergen ties. These wordsmiths captivate readers with tales as varied as religion and music.

Headaches, Begone | 150 What kind of headache do you have, and what can be done about it?

12 Editor’s Note 38 Health News 190 Be There 198 Where to Eat

THIS PAGE: Dining out at Brasserie de Novo in Ridgewood.

How Does It Feel? | 155 Ever wonder what it’s like to stand atop the GWB? Have your wits tested by Jeopardy! or be mocked by Stephen Colbert? Bergenites share their stories.

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Departments Local Buzz | 27 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends, heroes and things we love in Bergen County.

For Men Only | 36

If you ever doubted the difference a pair of socks can make, check out these eight statement makers.

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Though not for the faint of heart, the color of passion is one of the hottest hues for fall.

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Natural or cultured, white or black, round or baroque, these gems of the sea are gorgeous.

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Our favorite lamps reflect the essence of “functional style.”

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Hidden behind the Palisades, Closter was once a “quiet place” but is now thriving.

Escapes | 152

Bergenites are a well-traveled bunch, so we asked our readers about the amazing trips they’ve taken. Check out your neighbors’ exotic locales, then get packing!

Power Food | 169

Sardines may well be one of the most underappreciated foods of the ocean. But perhaps it’s time to shed their humble reputation.

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Move over acai and poké. These delicious vegetarian recipes offer a fresh take on the food bowl trend.

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Gatherings | 182

Photos from recent events in and around the county.

Restaurant Review | 196

House Malaysian in Cliffside Park captures the exotic flavors of Southeast Asia.

A Bergen Moment | 208 A River Edge photographer captures a powerful moment of silence at one of last year’s 9/11 memorial services. BERGENMAG.COM

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When your children head to school or soccer practice, make sure they aren’t carrying more than they can handle. Backpacks overfilled with textbooks and sports gear can pose a danger to youngsters’ still-maturing backs and spines. “The big thing with backpacks is not overloading them,” says chiropractor John Cece, D.C., of Waldwick. Cece, who is boardcertified in chiropractic rehabilitation, aids patients with pain management and treats acute disorders such as sciatica and carpel tunnel, which are other common ailments of young students and athletes. (He’s also worked with celebrities like football star Peyton Manning and the Rockettes.) Also, children should always use both straps. “I have seen kids with acquired scoliosis and muscular imbalances from only using one backpack strap every day,” says Cece. The good news is that chiropractors like him can reverse these injuries with physical therapy. But they become harder to treat as patients get older.

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Rejoice, food lovers! Wegmans has made its way to Bergen County—on Sept. 24 it will open a store at West Grand Avenue and Mercedes Drive in Montvale. The location will feature the popular “Burger Bar by Wegmans,” a deli-style counter serving freshly made burgers, sandwiches and creamy shakes. The chain also makes its own artisanal cheeses. When you visit, don’t be surprised if you see store employees smiling—Fortune ranks Wegmans no. 2 on its list of “best companies to work for.” Wegmans, W. Grand Avenue and Mercedes Drive, Montvale

An Apple a Day More than 30 varieties of apples grow in New Jersey, so it can be confusing to placate the teacher or banish the doc. But we’ve created a little cheat sheet for you. (All of the tasty apples listed below are available for picking from midSeptember through October.) Cortland: There’s a lot you can do with this apple, which freezes well. Snack on it straightaway or store it in the freezer for Thanksgiving pie-making. Golden Delicious: This fruit’s mild, sweet taste will help you create the tastiest pies ever. Golden Delicious are firm to the touch and soften after being baked. Honeycrisp: This apple is perfect for tarts and turnovers, as its sweet flesh

packs a slightly tart punch. Jonathan: This mid-season apple has a longer storage life than other varieties. Save it to pack in school lunches or cut it up for your next fruit salad. (Decisions, decisions!) Winesap: This variety’s aromatic, wine-like flavors make it perfect for applesauce, and its juiciness promises the best cider you’ve ever had.

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Feel It in the Air

It’s time to shake up your routine and elevate your exercise with a session or two of aerial yoga. Sound intimidating? It’s not! Also called anti-gravity yoga, the workouts combine traditional yoga poses (or adaptations of them) with the use of a hammock— and no, you’re not napping in these hammocks! Holding poses like the one-legged king pigeon in these silky hammocks increases flexibility more than yoga on the ground, and because you’re using your core to balance and stabilize yourself, your muscles will get a greater workout. “It sort of makes you feel like a Cirque Du Soleil performer,” says Alicia Marguiles, a 33-year-old Tenafly resident who has taken aerial yoga classes. “It works your muscles a lot, but it’s not as difficult as it might appear.” Think you’re ready? Visit one of these studios, which offer aerial yoga classes for all skills and ages. Cool Hot Yoga, 32 Piermont Rd., Cresskill, 201.483.3025; coolhotyoga.com Sukha Arts Center, 76 Schraalenburgh Rd., Harrington Park, 201.768.2455; sukhaarts.com Tribe Body, 25 N. Spruce St., Ramsey, 201.818.3007; tribebody.com

Catch a Show!

Skip those steep Broadway prices and stay local the next time you’re in the mood for something musical. You never know what will be playing next at the handful of theaters throughout Bergen County, but here are some of this season’s most anticipated shows: Bergen County Players, 298 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201.261.4200; bcplayers.org Spamalot and Harvey will be performed on this theater’s main stage; both are guaranteed to send you into fits of sidesplitting laughter. Monty Python’s classic parody of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table will play from Sept. 16–Oct. 14. Then there’s the story of a man who spends his free time with his best friend, Harvey—a 6-foot rabbit!—from Oct. 28–Nov. 18. Old Library Theatre, 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn, 201.797.3553; oldlibrarytheatre.net The Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s theater company will be performing both Children of Eden and Catch Me If You Can this fall, to satisfy your love of drama and comedy. The first show presents Old Testament tales with Adam, Eve and Noah as main characters; it runs from Sept. 15–24 with specific dates on the theatre’s website. Catch Me features the same story as the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, but this version peppers in some fun musical and dance numbers. Keep up with Frank Abignale Jr. in this fast-paced musical, Oct. 20–29. The Company Theatre, 39 Broadway, Hackensack, 201.487.5518; theatrecompany.biz Neil Simon’s beloved California Suite, set to run Sept. 8–17, will have you laughing and cringing with its delightfully awkward moments. The work is divided into four “playlets,” each focusing on different guests in a hotel suite in Los Angeles.

Fortune Tellers

For 63 years, Fortune magazine has annually recognized the top 500 U.S. companies by revenue, and this year three Bergen-based firms made the ranking. All three are known for more than just making money. No. 205: Cognizant Technology Solutions (Teaneck) Provides business and technology services, helping its clients transition into the digital era. * Listed one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” nine years in a row. * Employees Malcolm Frank, Benjamin Pring and Paul Roehrig co-authored What To Do When Machines Do Everything, which Amazon has named one of the Best Business and Leadership Books.

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No. 225: Becton Dickinson (Franklin Lakes) A global medical technology company that specializes in medical discovery and safety, diagnostics and the delivery of care. * In the past two years, bought two medical technology companies, C. R. Bard Inc. and CareFusion. * Co-founder Farleigh Dickinson is the named benefactor of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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No. 384: Ascena Retail Group (Mahwah) A national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes and accessories through its brands for women and tween girls. * Supports and organizes several charitable events, including Relay for Life and Keep Kids Warm. * Gives out annual awards in honor of Roslyn F. Jaffe, who founded one of the country’s first Dress Barn stores. The prizes are bestowed upon those making a difference in health, education and social reform.

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Culinary Corner SWEET AS CAN BE New to Ramsey this summer, Sweet Green Café boasts the freshest and most organic ingredients. The owners buy locally as often as they can, and conveniently the town’s farmers market is just round the corner. The restaurant serves vegan dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or pop in for a quick grab-and-go treat such as the Berry Power Punch or Energized Sunrise smoothies, as well as organic teas and coffee. Sweet Green Café, 25 N. Spruce St., Ramsey, 201.661.8905; facebook.com/sweetgreencafenj

BEAUTIFUL ENCOUNTER The name of a new Korean eatery in Fort Lee, Gayeon, translates to “beautiful encounter.” Isn’t that a good omen for a romantic Saturday-night date? The menu includes appetizers like Calamari Mul Hwe, a spicy cold soup with fresh calamari, and Tofu Sobagi, a tofu, shrimp and mushroom dish coated with the house sauce. And among barbecue dishes is Bulgogi, thinly sliced boneless rib-eye steak in the restaurant’s house marinade. Gayeon, 2020 Hudson St., Fort Lee, 201.944.2056; gayeonrestaurant.com

A WORLD OF EATS Ho-Ho-Kus’s newest eatery, Alt Eats Café, will have you feeling like you’re traveling the globe. Menu items have been inspired by owner Eric Alt’s travels to Cuba, St. Barts, Paris and Los Angeles. You’ll encounter fresh starters like Belize Yogurt and Mexico City Street Corn and can then dig into hearty sandwiches like the Tuna Waltdorf Baguette. The beverage menu includes a number of coffees and teas, alongside “wellness lattes” made with ingredients like matcha and turmeric.

ON A ROLL Ridgewood is home to a handful of sushi places— now here’s another: Shumi, a Japanese restaurant serving sushi and other delicacies. Consider the Shumi Roll, comprising tuna, spicy mayo, eel sauce, ebi, scallion, and a crunchy topping. And if you’re not feeling sushi-ish, that’s O.K. too. Shumi also offers traditional Japanese teriyaki dishes and madeto-order ramen noodle bowls. Don’t forget to order some sake, or B.Y.O. beer or wine.

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In June, the annual Tony Awards ceremony paid tribute to Broadway’s best performances. But those weren’t the only showbiz prizes handed out recently. For the past 19 years, the Metro Awards have been given annually to the most promising and talented student performers from Bergen, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester counties. It’s time to give a rousing round of applause to these Bergen County high schools’ theatre departments, plus their dedicated staff and students. You never know…one of these cast or crew members may be autographing your Playbill someday! Northern Valley HS Old Tappan: “Tarzan” * Choreography: Alison Owusu * Costume Design: Donna Dolby, Charlotte Giacomini and the Student Wardrobe Department * Actress in a Supporting Role: Jamie Budge as “Kala” Academy of the Holy Angels: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” * Stage Crew

* Musical Direction: George Croom Bergen County Academies: “Hot Mikado” * Outstanding Instrumentalist: Jicheol Ha on piano * Student Orchestra Northern Highlands HS: “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” * Comic Performance (Female): Kalie Ganem as “Leaf Coneybear” St. Joseph Regional HS: “West Side Story” * Lobby Display: Stephanie Zitelli and Lou Zaccaro Don Bosco Preparatory HS: “The Addams Family” * Lighting Design: Ryan J. Bell Ramapo HS: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” * Graphic Design: Jamie Manley

The Lap of Luxe Since March, one of Fort Lee’s hot spots has been the luxury consignment store Boutique Luxe. Owner-operator Jinhee Park has been in retail 14 years; she ran an online website and store in Queens before moving to Fort Lee. “I saw the potential here, and the people are now getting to know me,” says Park. Boutique Luxe offers an array of apparel and accessories, ranging from brand-new items from Korea to high-end secondhand shoes and bags. One of the best parts of moving from city to suburbs? Park says many of the people who came into her NYC store were one-time visitors, so she appreciates the relationships she is forming with Bergenites who are becoming regular customers. “She has excellent stuff in her store,” says customer Dina Lee of Edgewater. “Park wears the brands that she sells, and she’s very knowledgeable about fashion.” Boutique Luxe, 200 Main St., Fort Lee, 201.774.5566

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Speaking For Those Who Can’t Thanks to one local woman’s efforts, Bergen residents suffering from aphasia have a place to connect and get the help they need. Imagine knowing exactly what you want to say, but the words just won’t come out. It’s a common struggle for people with aphasia, a communication disorder that occurs with damage to the parts of the brain that contain language, most often caused by stroke. About two million Americans suffer from aphasia, yet most people have never heard of it. Franklin Lakes resident Elaine Adler has made it her mission to change that. In 1993, Adler’s husband, Mike, suffered a stroke after bypass surgery, leaving him with aphasia. “He had been very high-verbal, and then to not be able to speak was a travesty,” she remembers. “It was very difficult for him, and the caregiver goes through double hell. But my husband, being my husband, said to me, ‘We’re the lucky ones. Let’s see what we can do to help the others.’” The Adlers, who co-founded the Myron Corp, a mail-order firm specializing in marketing products exclusively to other businesses, owned a building in Maywood that was not occupied, so they were fortunate to have a place to start what would become in 2003 The Adler Aphasia Center. The center offers programming and services to people with aphasia that help them re-engage with their communities and get on with their lives. Most members come two to four days a week, and the center charges $30 per day (although they won’t turn anyone away if they can’t afford to pay). “If you don’t speak at all or you don’t speak well, all of your friends disappear because it’s difficult for them,” says Adler, whose husband passed away two years ago. “But come to us. We offer the comfort of being recognized.” The center was among the first to use group treatment focusing on regaining conversational skills, called the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA). The groups are run by licensed speech and language pathologists. Many people with aphasia can’t speak but, surprisingly, they can sing, so the center has a choral group. They also put on a play each year and recently hosted someone from Toastmasters to help them learn how to deliver a speech. “They are coming back into society easily and with each other, and what a difference that makes,” says Adler. “They are not alone in the world.” Recognizing the challenges that the caregiver faces, the center offers caregiver support groups as well. Educating the public about aphasia is also an important part of the center’s work. “We have to get the word out,” says Adler. “We can’t help anyone if they don’t know what they have.” To that end,

Adler was thrilled that on May 1, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Mike Adler Aphasia Task Force to ensure there are appropriate informational resources and support systems available to assist people with aphasia and their families. The task force will monitor the prevalence of aphasia in New Jersey; assess the unmet needs of people with aphasia and their families; identify and facilitate the establishment of aphasia support groups and other resources designed to assist in satisfying these unmet needs; and provide recommendations to the governor and legislature for legislation or other action that would further facilitate support for New Jersey residents living with aphasia and their families. Thanks to Adler’s hard work over the past 14 years, the Adler Aphasia Center now has an additional location in West Orange and offers communication groups in seven other New Jersey towns, helping about 3,000 people a year. And Adler, who will be 90 in October, is focused on growth. “We would love to help even more people,” she says. “This is my husband’s legacy, and I’ve made it my mission.” —Marisa Sandora

—Elaine Adler, co-founder of Adler Aphasia Center, Maywood

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Women working in a messy kitchen scarfed nearly twice as many cookies as those in a tidy one, according to research. A disorganized environment is linked to increased stress and weakened willpower. —Cornell University

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People who took a 60- to 90-minute nap after lunch every day had better brain function than those who took shorter naps, longer naps or no naps at all. This was reported after studying nearly 3,000 people age 65 and older. —Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Hidden behind the Palisades, this once “quiet place” is thriving. With its collection of Jersey Dutch houses and streets with names like Vervalen, Durie, Westervelt and Bogert, it’s easy to imagine Dutch settlers arriving in the Closter area around 1710, farming the land and raising cattle. The name Closter is of Dutch origin and first appears on a historical document in 1745, when Arie Arieaense purchased a tract of land at a place called “Klooster.” In the Dutch language, klooster means “a quiet place, a monastery or cloister.” The area was tucked behind the high cliffs of the Palisades, protected and rural. Things moved quietly along in the borough until 1859, when the first wood-burning train of the Northern Railroad came to town. Soon people were coming from Manhattan to vacation in this lovely garden paradise—and stay if they liked it enough. The population grew, with many residents commuting to Manhattan via the ferry at the Weehawken station. But the building of the George Washington Bridge and then the Palisades Interstate Parkway put an end to the

commuter railroad, and these days only a freight train runs through town twice weekly. (Commuters can hop on a bus to New York City on NJ Transit or Coach USA’s Red and Tan service.) With a total population of 8,705, the town’s children attend Hillside Elementary School and Tenakill Middle School before moving on to Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, a highly-rated Blue Ribbon school, which serves students from Closter, Demarest and Haworth. Shopping is centered in the small but picturesque downtown area at the corner of Closter Dock Road and Vervalen and in the popular outdoor mall Closter Plaza, which has undergone a transformation in recent years and now houses a Target, HomeGoods and Whole Foods in addition to smaller stores like Bluemercury and Lu Lu Belle. Several new fitness studios and new restaurants have also made it a destination for area residents—and a new Cinemax movie theater is coming soon.

LOCALS LOVE nT  he Closter Nature Center’s 126 acres of ponds, brooks, meadows and forests n T he driving range at Closter Golf Center n Finding a bargain at Past & Present Designer Consignment Boutique n Summer concerts in Veterans Memorial Park

FUN FACTS DINING For a nice lunch or special night out, locals love Sear House, an upscale steakhouse featuring modern decor and top-notch service. Excellent breakfast and lunch can be found at Red Maple Luncheonette (best described as “old school.”) For Italian, head to Buon Gusto, a popular BYOB, or Locale Cafe & Bar. Craving Cuban food? You can’t go wrong at Azucar. Looking for sushi? Try Mt. Kisco. The renovation of Closter Plaza has brought some welcome new options to the area, including Bareburger and the highly anticipated (yet much delayed) Distrito and Village Whiskey. And you can still get great pizza at Rudy’s, which opened in the plaza in 1960.

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME Approximately $124,023, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

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n Plus-size model and author Emme (Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident) lives in the borough. n Chicago Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella grew up in Closter. n In 2012, scenes for the movie The Wolf of Wall Street were filmed at Closter Plaza. n Writer Sam Lipsyte (son of sports journalist Robert Lipsyte) was raised in Closter. n The Closter Nature Center was created in 1962 in order to preserve open space in the developing borough. n Rich Luzzi (pictured), frontman for the band Rev Theory, grew up in Closter.

DID YOU KNOW? Sculptor Abram Belskie (known for his medical models) lived in Closter, and after his death, the Belskie Museum of Arts and Science was opened in the borough in order to preserve and exhibit his work. BERGENMAG.COM

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2017 HAVING DOCTORS who listen carefully when patients “tell us where it hurts” is more than common sense. It’s good medicine. At the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, we take the time to learn about your pain, its history and what we can do to make you feel better. With this understanding, a thorough physical examination is performed and a program developed to maximize your improvement. Our doctors utilize the most modern medical testing including ultrasound and radiological guidance to accurately diagnose and treat your pain. We offer expert physical and occupational therapy, osteopathic manual medicine, and acupuncture to compliment our highly advanced treatments, such as image guided spinal injections, epidurals, PRP and stem cell treatments. Our patients benefit from a carefully coordinated level of care that’s truly unique. Our physicians are on the teaching staff at Columbia University and Dr. Jeff Pavell is Chief of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Pavell, along with Dr. Donald Liss and their colleagues, will help you find the answers to relieve your pain. 

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Finding Excellence and Compassion in Spine and Brain Treatment Highly trained neurosurgeons specializing in back and brain surgery recommend medically proven conservative care when surgery is not the only option. Whether you are facing a “back problem” or a brain tumor diagnosis, consult a neurosurgeon. They specialize in spine, brain, and nerve disorders which offer requires collaboration amongst multiple specialties. In New Jersey, the only comprehensive spine and brain center is North Jersey Spine Group. Neurosurgeons Rajnik Raab M.D., recent President of New Jersey Neurosurgical Society, healthcare policy expert, along with recognized leader in both spine and brain surgery, plus fellowship trained, internationally published, Branko Skovrlj, M.D., and award-winning neurosurgeon, David C. Sundstrom, M.D., have established an exceptional surgical and non-surgical center. Led by award-winning, sports trained, physical medicine, rehabilitation, and headache expert, Monte Haber, M.D., the non-surgical division is comprised of a physiatrist, pain management doctor and physical therapists each certified plus licensed to diagnose and treat “back problems” with the goal of a rapid and permanent recovery. For spine conditions requiring surgery, the value of an evaluation by a neurosurgeon is their rigorous training. A neurosurgeon must endure six to eight years of an intense residency. It is the only surgical training program where physicians extensively study the structural biomechanics of the back, including the bones, discs, and muscles, as well as the central nervous system which is responsible for the communication between the brain, spine, and nerves. Consequently, neurosurgeons are the only surgeons licensed to operate on, not just the vertebral bones of the back, but also on the spinal cord, its branching nerves, the blood vessels that supply the entire nervous system including the brain, and the brain tissue itself. With their definitive

“WHAT MAKES our surgical spine and brain center unique is its emphasis on a nonsurgical approach. We have a proven record of returning patients back to their activities-most often without surgery. If surgery is necessary, our knowledge, skills and minimally invasive techniques result in faster recovery times.” –Drs. Raj Raab, Branko Skovrlj, & David Sundstrom, North Jersey Spine Group

expertise, the esteemed physicians at North Jersey Spine Group philosophically take a conservative approach towards care. Every evaluation involves the consideration of whether a medically proven, evidence-based, non-invasive technique would ultimately treat the patient. Surgery is only offered once it is determined that it would be the best or only option for a cure or improvement to a patient’s condition. Given the level of complexity for each brain or spine evaluation, plus the all-important compassionate discussion to educate the patient of their diagnosis and treatment plan, each initial visit is scheduled for one hour. If you have sustained a work-related injury, incurred a motor vehicle accident or are looking for a second opinion, your best suited to have an evaluation from the most informed team of spine and brain experts that will compassionately and medically support you as well as help you navigate the frequently confusing healthcare system. The North Jersey Spine Group specializes in numerous conditions including disc herniations, degenerative spine conditions, scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, traumatic spine injuries, vertebral fractures, spine tumors, brain tumors, and failed surgeries. The group provides non-surgical treatment options including acupuncture, epidurals, rhizotomies, trigger point injections, joint injections, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Should surgery be deemed necessary, some of the most common surgeries performed are minimally invasive spine surgery, discectomies, laminectomies, decompressions, spinal fusions, laser spine surgery, cervical disc replacement, and brain tumors.

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DENTAL IMPLANTS AND ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY JASON M. AUERBACH, D.D.S. SUNG HEE CHO, D.D.S, M.D. RONALD FEDERMAN, D.D.S. SHAWN LYNN, D.D.S JUSTIN R. MESSINA, D.M.D., M.D. RIVERSIDE ORAL SURGERY

130 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 204, River Edge, NJ 07661 333 Old Hook Rd., Suite 100, Westwood, NJ 07675 300 Grand Ave., Suite 102, Englewood, NJ 07631 201.487.6565 | riversideoralsurgery.com IT’S ALL ABOUT the optimal patient experience— each and every time. With uncompromised attention to detail, Dr. Jason M. Auerbach, and his partner, Dr. Sung Hee Cho, both Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, have built Riverside Oral Surgery into Bergen County’s premier oral surgery and dental implant practice. Dr. Auerbach and Dr. Cho and their team of surgeons provide the full scope of oral and maxillofacial care to patients of all ages and with all levels of complexity. With a focus on advanced, laser-assisted dental implant surgery, bone grafting, wisdom teeth and office-based anesthesia, they standout in their specialties. With offices in River Edge, Westwood and Englewood, doctors, dentists, and patients throughout Bergen County have unparalleled confidence in the consistently outstanding results the practice provides.

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PLANT BASED, FRESH & SEASONAL EATING ERIC ALT, Owner | ALT EATS CAFE

622 N. Maple Ave., HoHoKus, NJ 07423 201.444.1300 | alteatscafe.com ONE OF THE ONLY THINGS MISSING in Bergen County was an eatery focused on fresh, seasonal and plant-driven dishes—a bona fide vegan/vegetarian café. So when Eric Alt, owner of Bergen’s Eric Alt Salons realized the void, his entrepreneurial spirit immediately kicked in. No stranger to the art of food and drink, Eric’s family owns several coffee plantations in South America. The café will feature a full coffee bar from the family’s private reserves and exotic teas along with dairy-free pastries and goodies. Natural vegetarian chefs and master baristas will create an innovative, seasonally-rotating menu that will have you coming back for more. Dishes can be altered to the dietary needs and discerning palettes of every customer. Breakfast, lunch or Friday nights for an after dinner latte and dessert, you’ll enjoy a oneof-a-kind array of healthful, scrumptious bites and refreshing beverages.

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67 E. Allendale Rd., Saddle River, NJ 07458 | 201.934.1150 15 Sheridan Ave., HoHoKus, NJ 07423 | 201.251.2222 618 N. Maple Ave., HoHoKus, NJ 07423 | 201.444.7171 219 Valley Blvd., Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075 | 201.438.0900 43-45 Hudson St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201.444.4500 ericaltsalon.com

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“BESPOKE” PRECISELY DESCRIBES every client’s experience when they step onto one of the five Bergen locations of the Eric Alt Salon. At Eric Alt you get the NYC salon experience with the intimate and welcoming hospitality of Bergen County. Eric has personally handpicked an awardwinning team of over 50 passionate master color experts, many with the coveted title of American Board Certified Haircolorist, “The team is the best of the best, true estheticians with the highest level of training and pride in their craft,” says Eric Altomare, owner. The numerous locations allow for highly personalized attention and the real salon treatment. Truly understanding the art of color, Eric and his team will transform your tresses from dull to dynamite. Each salon focuses on color, cuts, blowouts and the ALT line of hair products for the ultimate in glam.

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MITCH KNAPP & RICK ZIMMER, Owners SCENIC LANDSCAPING | TAPESTRY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE | TRANQUILITY POOLS 7 Argyle Rd., Haskell, NJ 07420 | 973.616.9600 | sceniclandscaping.com | tapestrynj.com | tranquilitypoolsnj.com WITH THREE COMPANIES UNDER ONE ROOF, this talented team offers an endless variety of customized outdoor design services. For 42 years, Scenic Landscaping, Tapestry Landscape Architecture and Tranquility Pools continue to push creative boundaries, while catering to the individual needs of every project. From residential and commercial design, to landscape construction and maintenance, to award winning swimming pools and spas, they are the one-stop shop for luxury outdoor living. Principals Mitch Knapp and Rick Zimmer use an integrated approach and bring a client’s vision from concept to completion. With 140 employees— architects, designers, horticulturists and master pool builders—they can service small and large-scale jobs. Clients are privy to an on-site nursery of plants hand selected annually. Customized garden services and maintenance packages are available and every project is delivered with unparalleled results.

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ADVANCED DENTAL IMPLANT TECHNOLOGY AND AESTHETICS

JOHN MINICHETTI, D.M.D. THE CENTER FOR IMPLANTS AND AESTHETICS AT ENGLEWOOD DENTAL

370 Grand Ave., Suite 200, Englewood, NJ 07631 201.871.3555 | Englewooddental.com DR. JOHN MINICHETTI was introduced to implant dentistry over 30 years ago when the field became the answer to replacing missing teeth while maintaining bone. Today, Dr. Minichetti’s practice is a leader in implant technology, handling simple and complicated cases, many of which are referred to him from other doctors. His office serves as a teaching facility on cutting-edge implant practices, and his comprehensive multi-specialty practice offers services from pediatrics to orthodontia, to laser and cosmetic dentistry with an in-house lab and anesthesia suite. “Our experience and expertise sets us apart from the rest,” Dr. Minichetti says. As past president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Dr. Minichetti has years of experience teaching clinicians from around the world and personally witnessing the difference implants make for patients, “Their personal and professional lifestyles come to life.”

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DR. ALFRED GIGANTE, Owner THE BACK PAIN CENTER

83 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.445.1079 | thebackpaincenter.com AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, many of us have suffered from back pain. Should I consult a chiropractor, a physical therapist, do I need medication or a simple massage? These questions are quickly addressed at The Back Pain Center where chiropractors and physical therapists work together to bring about the best results for individual patients. Founder Dr. Alfred Gigante, a chiropractic physician celebrating 40 years in practice, specializes in the treatment of lower back disorders and related leg pain known as sciatica. Through the use of spinal decompression and non-force techniques—many developed by Dr. Gigante—the majority of patients get relief after the first visit. Call for a free consultation with Dr. Gigante and receive a complimentary copy of his recently published book, “Hope & Help for Back Pain” designed for both practitioners and patients.

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THE ULTIMATE KITCHEN

PETER SALERNO, CMKBD | PETER SALERNO, INC 511 Goffle Rd., Suite 104, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 | 201.251.6608 | petersalernoinc.com FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HIS FATHER, Peter developed a profound interest in the craft; becoming an elite Certified

Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD). Together with his wife, Tracy, and their children, Anthony and Gabrielle, this third generation family venture is recognized as one of the top design firms in the country and is the recipient of 35 national accolades. With an eye for the unusual, Peter searches the globe for unique materials, reclaimed objects and old timbers from barns and historic buildings. “We’re about working with clients, big or small, classic or modern, creating that rare and distinctive personalized space for any budget,” says Peter. On any given day Peter or Anthony can be found cooking on one of the many live La Cornue appliances in their showroom.

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A GROWTH MINDSET EDUCATION

MELINDA A. HANLON, President ACADEMY OF THE HOLY ANGELS, EST. 1879

315 Hillside Ave., Demarest, NJ 07627 | 201.768.7822 | holyangels.org THE EXTRAORDINARY STUDENTS from the Academy of the Holy Angels become life-long leaders, beginning as teens who grow food for the needy and work to educate the world’s women and girls. Their efforts are inspired by AHA’s rigorous STREAM curriculum (STEM plus religion and art) and growth mindset education, which cultivates fearless learners who view obstacles as opportunities. AHA’s premier educational experience led students to build the Academy’s greenhouse that now yields fresh produce for local food pantries. Another group of Angels used their expertise in 3D printing to create a prosthetic hand, while others raised funds to help three Haitian families recover from Hurricane Matthew. This spring, two student delegates represented the School Sisters of Notre Dame (AHA’s foundresses) at the UN Conference on the Status of Women.

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ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY AND SPORTS MEDICINE JAMES W. CAHILL, M.D. CAHILL ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE AND JOINT REPLACEMENT

87 Summit Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.0022 | Cahillorthopedic.com AT THE CUTTING EDGE of new advancements in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. James W. Cahill has begun to incorporate robotic assisted surgery in his treatment for knee and hip replacements. Through his proud affiliation with Hackensack University Medical Center, the hospital is now one of the area’s leaders in this field. Fellowship trained in orthopedic sports medicine and in practice over 20 years, Dr. Cahill is highly skilled in joint replacements, arthroscopic shoulder and knee ligament repair/reconstructive surgery and treatment of complex cartilage injuries. But above all, Dr. Cahill practices with humility and it is through his spirit of giving and strong awareness of doing for others that has led to pro bono work and support of returning veterans from Afghanistan.

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NANCY SCHURING, Owner DEVON FINE JEWELRY

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“WE AREN’T your typical jewelry store,” says Nancy Schuring, owner of Devon Fine Jewelry. With cases of unusual colored gemstone jewelry, the cozy showroom is a feast for the eyes. Intense hues of fine tanzanite, blue zircon, tourmaline and green garnet sparkle and shine. Devon diamond engagement rings are a cut above in quality and style, expertly created at very attractive prices, earning rave reviews from customers. With a huge selection of mountings and custom designs available, we can create the ring of your dreams. Another facet of the Devon story is giving back. The Devon Foundation has provided gem cutting scholarships to dozens of students in Africa, the source of many of the gemstones on display at Devon. The Foundation also provides a school lunch for 450 Masai children in Tanzania. Not your typical jewelry store at all!

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GARY FLINK, P.T., CO-OWNER | MATTHEW GIBBLE, P.T., CO-OWNER EXCEL ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY | exceltherapy.com 1355 15th St., Fort Lee, NJ 07024 | 201.224.8717 • 605 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 | 201.488.0488 100 Bauer Dr., Oakland, NJ 07436 | 201.651.0121 • 136 Hopper Ave., Waldwick, NJ 07463 | 201.493.7770 32 Piermont Rd., Cresskill, NJ 07626 | 201.567.0044 • 301 Rte. 17 North, Suite 105, Rutherford, NJ 07070 | 201.460.0032 15 South Kinderkamack Rd., Montvale, NJ 07645 | 201.573.4969 • 1019 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah, NJ 07430 | 201.818.8711 216 Old Tappan Rd., Old Tappan, NJ 07675 | 201.781.5700 WITH THEIR ROOTS FIRMLY PLANTED in Bergen County, EXCEL has been one of the most trusted and successful physical therapy providers in Northern New Jersey for over 27 years. “Our success and ability to expand since 1990 has been due to many things, however being a part of great communities with great people, and surrounding ourselves with a strong team, are the two that stand out the most to me,” said founder Gary Flink. Their enduring success has been shared with tenured team members like Regional

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BRUCE WIENER | BRUCE THE BED KING

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WHEN BRUCE WIENER introduces himself as Bruce the Bed King, he’s not bragging. It’s because he knows more about beds and mattresses than anyone else. For over 40 years he’s sold mattresses and beds from his landmark store in Hackensack and on Route 17 in Paramus. The original Bed Kings, Bruce’s father and uncle, opened the first ever mattress-only specialty store in 1954. Since their retirement in 1995, Bruce and his cousin, Robert, have continued their fathers’ old-fashioned retail philosophies. “We are the only furniture/mattress store I know of that doesn’t pay salespeople commission,” Bruce said. This allows customers to choose the proper mattress without being pressured or over-sold. Bruce depends on referred and repeat business, so his customers’ satisfaction is a top priority. “Robert and I have over 85 years of combined experience,” says Bruce. “That’s why we’re often asked to solve mattress and bed issues that leave other mattress retailers scratching their heads.”

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351 Evelyn St., Paramus, NJ 07652 201.261.7645 | Cosmeticdentistofparamus.com AFTER WORKING FOR OTHER PRACTICES, Dr. Dayna Cassandra developed a clear vision of what she wanted her practice to be. “I opened my own practice from scratch,” she says. “Eleven years later, I have a full staff, a general practitioner and a periodontist. Having a diverse team of doctors allows me to put my whole heart into taking the best care of our patients. Having surgical and restorative treatment organized and executed in one place gives our patients a positive experience.“ Dr. Cassandra practices functional aesthetic dentistry, meaning her long-lasting cosmetic dentistry is the result of thorough exams and treatment plans, including 3D scanning which allows for precise planning with her lab. Her reputation for being one of the most empathetic and compassionate dentists is evident as she works with patients who need the simplest to the most complex of restorative dental needs. Pictured: Dr. Dayna Cassandra and Dr. Erika Dean Not Pictured: Dr. Sarah Oshman

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ART IN AESTHETIC SURGERY SCOTT A. SPIRO, M.D. SPIRO PLASTIC SURGERY

101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 510, West Orange, NJ 07052 888.377.9660 | drspiro.com DR. SPIRO WAS A NOTED ARTIST before he began a career as a physician specializing is cosmetic surgery. His original works are showcased throughout the office. His career in surgery was a natural extension of his talents and passion for artistry. Dr. Spiro is presently collaborating with a TV network to produce a series on “mommy-makeovers.” A board-certified plastic surgeon for over 20 years, Dr. Spiro specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast cancer reconstruction. “To me, every patient and every case is an opportunity to do something magical,” says Dr. Spiro. His critical, artistic eye, keen listening skills and vision for the outcome, have been his guiding principles.

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EYEWEAR LEVATO EYEWEAR 21 Oak St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201.445.3189 | levatoeyewear.com WHERE DID YOU GET your eyewear? As with clothing and fashion, the staff at Levato Eyewear understand that your eyewear speaks to your individual sense of style.

Don Axelband, the owner, and his friendly, attentive staff offer personalized service for your eyewear needs. With that in mind, we’ll be your guide and your stylist as we consider your prescription, lifestyle and personality to find your perfect frames from our carefully curated selection of quality, designer eyewear. Established in 1958 and located in beautiful downtown Ridgewood, Levato Eyewear’s reputation is unparalleled. At Levato Eyewear, we custom design your lenses to your unique prescription using digital technology. After thousands of happy customers, we know your friends will be asking, “Where did you get your glasses?” Levato!

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AWARDWINNING INTERIORS

DIANE DUROCHER, ASID, IIDA, CAPS, C.I.D. DIANE DUROCHER INTERIORS, INC.

Ramsey, NJ 07446 | 201.825.3832 | Dianedurocherinteriors.com “I HAVE ALWAYS been drawn to design. As a teenager I spent weekends browsing furniture showrooms and antique stores, and preferred House Beautiful magazine and Metropolitan Home to the typical teen magazines. A memorable Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt’s house cemented my love for interior design. From the matching tie-back pinched pleat panels to the antique chandelier, with the crackling fire in the fireplace and the impeccably set table, the perfect ambiance seemed to make the meal taste even more delicious. That was when I realized that a well designed home is not only a lovely backdrop, but that it can positively influence how our lives are lived and enjoyed. Graduating from Berkeley College with my degree in interior design was a life-long dream. In 1995, I founded Diane Durocher Interiors and consistently strive to recreate that feeling that I had so many years prior, with each and every project.”

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LUXURY OUTDOOR LIVING AND POOL DESIGN THOMAS FLINT LANDSCAPE DESIGN

34 Grove St., Midland Park, NJ 07432 | 201.327.5162 | thomasflint.com SINCE 2004, Thomas Flint Landscape Design has made it their goal to create a team of the industry’s best. Working alongside owner Tom Flint is Garrett Smith,

project manager, Jessica Orellano, landscape designer, Andy Kosits, landscape designer and Keith Steinhoff, pool construction. What sets this team apart from others in the industry is their passion for building stunning pools which blend seamlessly into the landscape. Their team approach, love for the industry and drive to make each project an award-winner comes through in client testimonials and in the company’s portfolio. “We love coming to work every day and we are constantly pushing each other to bring our craft to the next level,” says Tom, adding that their cutting-edge pools are both low maintenance and energy efficient.

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SURGICAL ONCOLOGY DONALD A. MCCAIN, M.D., PH.D., FACS

20 Prospect Ave., Suite 603, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.1010 | drdonaldmccain.com IT’S ESTIMATED THAT NEARLY 52,000 new melanoma cases are diagnosed annually in the United States, resulting in 7,800 deaths. Dr. Donald McCain, Chief of Surgical Oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center, explains, “The increasing incidence of intermediate and deep malignant melanomas has made genetic analysis for gene expression profiling and sentinel lymph node biopsy a necessary step in determining the risk of spread.” Dr. McCain has the largest single practice performance of sentinel lymph biopsies and dissections—over 2,000 in 14 years. He advises melanoma patients to have all suspicious lesions biopsied by their dermatologist, followed by a careful pathology review. Dr. McCain is Vice Chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. He completed his surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, holds memberships in key national and regional professional organizations, and he’s also recognized for his research excellence in areas including gastric cancer, colorectal cancer and hepatobiliary cancer.

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TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE, agree Michael Felice and Cecilia Guzzo about the advantages of hiring a male-and-female interior design team. “Couples especially appreciate the dynamic,” say the two low-key, no-pressure designers. Michael Felice Interiors is a full service design firm co-owned by Cecilia and Michael located in a lovely stone cottage in Wyckoff. They offer a large selection of furniture, window coverings, carpet, lighting and a gallery of Hunter Douglas shades and blinds. The design team excels with clients who need direction on a project or who need a simple home facelift. Cecilia and Michael advise clients who may be overwhelmed with the design process to take it slow, because sometimes it can work best to take on one room or one small project at a time.

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A UNIFIED ORTHODONTICS PRACTICE ERIC WITTLINGER, D.D.S. WITTLINGER ORTHODONTICS

595 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.391.5537 | wittlingerorthodontics.com FROM THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE baseball style insignia to the highest standards in orthodontic care, Wittlinger Orthodontics is a unified and winning team. Founded by Dr. Eric Wittlinger, trained in the latest techniques in Orthodontics including Invisalign, orthodontic implants, orthognathic surgery, soft tissue laser and digital office technology, it’s about creating a winning smile for both children and adults. With a conservative approach, Dr. Wittlinger is able to unravel complex issues and achieve great results. The practice is committed to maintaining a strong patient relationship and to practicing with compassion and integrity to provide the highest quality of individualized care. Dr. Wittlinger devotes himself exclusively to Orthodontics. There are other places you can go to get your teeth straightened, but at Wittlinger Orthodontics you are assured a grand slam.

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WEALTH MANAGEMENT DEBORAH A. RICHIN, CFP® VICE PRESIDENT-WEALTH MANAGEMENT, SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.

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61 S. Paramus Rd., 4th Fl., Paramus, NJ 07652 201.441.4091 | 844.831.0227 (toll free) | ubs.com/fa/deborahrichin THINK ABOUT IT….most of us spend more time planning our next vacation or surfing the internet than we do preparing for our future and our legacy. When it comes to building and protecting our wealth, we adopt a wait and see attitude and a wealth management plan often falls to the sidelines. To help achieve the life we want for ourselves and our family, we need a custom financial plan. Contrary to popular belief, financial planning can be fun. Deborah A. Richin’s holistic wealth management approach offers straightforward guidance to help you evaluate and make decisions for building and protecting your present and your future. “Working together, I will help you make informed decisions so you feel confident in your choices,” says Deborah. A financial professional can make all the difference. Call for a complimentary discovery session and explore a partnership with Deborah.

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LUXURY APPLIANCES JOHN CIOLETTI RENO’S APPLIANCE 235 McLean Blvd. (Rte. 20 North) Paterson, NJ 07504 973.247.1860 | Renosappliance.com PLANNING A KITCHEN RENOVATION, shopping for a washer/dryer or contemplating a new BBQ can be an arduous task in today’s world of information and online options. What makes the journey stress-free is knowing you are in the hands of trusted, knowledgeable sales professionals who recognize that every customer deserves the utmost respect. When you walk into Reno’s Appliance, you are welcomed by the Reno’s “family” team, who are well versed in all brands and manufacturers. What began in 1951 at Reno’s Radio and TV Repair Shop has grown over the decades to a 12,000 square-foot designer showroom— serving the tri-state area—offering a full-range of appliances. Reno’s three sons now carry on the family tradition highlighting customer satisfaction and creating a unique shopping experience every time.

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EUROPEAN FASHION FOR THE DISCERNING WOMAN SUTTON EAST BOUTIQUE

300 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.2900 | suttoneastboutique.com LYNN WHITE knows fabrics. Raised in a family steeped in the fashion business, Lynn learned how to expertly fit women in European fashion of quality fabric. It’s her keen sense of knowing how to help women of all shapes and sizes elegantly carry clothing the right way on their bodies that has clients coming back season after season to Sutton East, the boutique she opened in 1972. “I don’t sell clothes, I dress women,” Lynn says about her business philosophy. Two years ago Lynn addressed the frustration of women who couldn’t find just the right dress for an event by offering custom design work. Her boutique is strong after all these years thanks to clientele who trust Lynn to help them create the very best version of themselves.

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TRUSTED ORTHOPAEDIC CARE ROBERT A. KAYAL, M.D., FAAOS, FOUNDER PRESIDENT & CEO KAYAL ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER, P.C.

784 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 266 Harristown Rd., Glen Rock, NJ 07452 250 Old Hook Rd., Westwood, NJ 07675 844.777.0910 Kayalortho.com ROBERT KAYAL, M.D., Founder of Kayal Orthopaedic Center, P.C., is a six-time repeat recipient of the New Jersey ‘Top Doctor’ Award, Castle Connolly ‘Top Doctor’ Award and Vitals.com ‘Patients’ Choice’ Award. With his pioneering approach and an elite team of surgeons, Dr. Kayal continues to lead the way in customized, patientspecific knee replacement surgery. The orthopaedic medical practice also specializes in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopy, partial and total joint replacement surgery, orthobiologics, hip arthroscopy, bone density testing, foot and ankle reconstruction and the treatment of spinal disorders. Recently, Dr. Kayal opened two new facilities: a full-service facility in Westwood, NJ, and Kayal Pain & Spine Center. His latest entity is Kayal MRI, a facility specializing in the highest quality magnetic resonance imaging services for patients and referring physicians.

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THE EVENT PROFESSIONALS SCOTT HORNAK & NICK DELLOSA, Owners CRAIG SCOTT ENTERTAINMENT

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18 Overlook Ave., Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 122 West 27th St., New York, NY 10001 866.587.1066 | craigscott.com

WITH ROOTS in Bergen County since 1984, and offices now in New York and New Jersey, Craig Scott Entertainment is one of the most reputable entertainment companies in the industry, providing music and entertainment all over the world. Each event is expertly crafted by their experienced event professionals and the most talented musicians and specialty performers. “It’s our job to see that every client feels as though their event is our one and only. There are no cookie cutter templates—if you imagine it, we can do it,” is the motto of owners Scott Hornak and Nick Dellosa. Book your next extravaganza with Craig Scott Entertainment where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

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WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING OF BERGEN COUNTY BRENNER METAL PRODUCTS

16 Main Ave., Wallington, NJ 07057 | 973.778.2466 moxieridgewood.com | brennermetal.com | brennerfoundation.org BRENNER METAL PRODUCTS, family-owned manufacturer of field hospital and emergency management equipment for the Department of Defense, supplied the DOD’s field hospital beds for decades. Christine Brenner embraced the government’s request for a new bed design just as she became the company’s president and CEO in 2011. Brenner Metal Products, a certified Woman Owned Manufacturer/Federal Contractor, is now one of New Jersey’s companies to watch. “Our products are proudly made in America,” says Christine about Brenner’s expanding product line that can be rapidly deployed in the U.S. and overseas. She’s also formed the Brenner Foundation to support community veterans and homeless. It’s probably no surprise to hear that this local powerhouse also owns Moxie Blow Dry & Beauty Salon in Ridgewood where Christine inspires women to look and feel their best.

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8/16/17 11:26 AM


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QUALITY CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOR YOUNG WOMEN PATRICIA MOLLOY, President IMMACULATE HEART ACADEMY

500 Van Emburgh Ave., Washington Township, NJ 07676 201.445.6800 | ihanj.com IMMACULATE HEART ACADEMY (IHA) offers more than a quality Catholic education for young women. IHA is a lifetime sisterhood to the 750 high school students who support and encourage one another with respect and kinship. Founded in 1960, IHA is the first college preparatory regional high school in the Archdiocese of Newark. The faculty and staff focus on developing the talents of the young woman—academically, spiritually, socially and through extracurricular activities—preparing for a lifetime of positive contributions for themselves and our society. In addition to strong athletics and arts programs, the school has developed a STEM, Robotics and Applied Engineering curriculum to meet the demands of the 21st century and beyond. IHA has recently established a College Counseling Department to assist students navigate rigorous admission guidelines and prepare for college life.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

SHALIN DESAI, M.D., CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY RAIMONDA GOLDMAN, D.O., HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY RICHARD LEE, M.D., UROLOGY DAVID WILD, M.D., CARDIOLOGY (Not Pictured) HOLY NAME MEDICAL PARTNERS ORADELL SPECIALTY PRACTICE

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550 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, NJ 07649 | 201.379.5700 | holynamemedicalpartners.org HOLY NAME MEDICAL PARTNERS are doctors you can trust, close to home. Skilled and experienced. Sensitive and caring. They have the qualities you want most—and they are all right here in your community. Offering cardiac care, hematology/oncology, and urology, our Medical Partners are backed by the comprehensive, award-winning services of Holy Name Medical Center. So, if you’re looking for excellent medical care, we’re a click away. Book online at holynamemedicalpartners.org or call 201.379.5700.

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MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE CARE

RAFAEL LEVIN, M.D., MSc | NOMAAN ASHRAF, M.D., MBA | JONATHAN LESTER, M.D. COMPREHENSIVE SPINE CARE, P.A.

466 Old Hook Rd., Suite 16, Emerson, NJ 07630 | 925 Clifton Ave., Suite 200, Clifton, NJ 07013 | 201.634.1811 | compspinecare.com COMPRISED OF Board-Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons Rafael Levin and Nomaan Ashraf in conjunction with Board-Certified Physiatrist Jonathan Lester, Comprehensive Spine Care has established a reputation as one of the most skilled and unique spine practices in Bergen County with an expertise is in all types of spine conditions. Although they practice using the most recent-evidence based methods, the group prides itself on being old-fashioned when it comes personalized attention between patients, doctors and staff. “We specialize in degenerative disc disorders, sports related injuries, scoliosis and minimally invasive surgery, however, the practice remains conservative in nature with surgery always as a last resort,” emphasizes Dr. Levin. With an integral part of the practice focusing on pain management, there’s a Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist on board, offering pain management interventions along with exercise-based Physical Therapy services to optimize quality of life.

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AIRBRUSH TANNING

ALLIE KELLEY | BRUSHED TANNING STUDIO AT THE FOUNTAIN SPA CHOICE A WA R

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AS AMERICANS BECOME INCREASINGLY AWARE of the negative impact of UV radiation, the sunless tanning industry has exploded in the last decade. At the forefront of airbrush tanning in Northern New Jersey is Allie Kelley of Brushed Tanning Studio. Brushed, voted “Best in Bergen” the past seven years, has locations in the Fountain Spa in Ramsey and Hackensack. Allie and her staff of highly trained, certified airbrush artists, provide state-of-the-art services featuring an organic FDA-approved solution exclusive to Brushed. Allie’s 12 years of experience with airbrush tanning blends her talents. “It allows me to utilize my artistic talents while making people feel good about themselves,” she says. “I’ve airbrushed people from all walks of life, and our individualized and personal service sets us apart at Brushed.”

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DENTISTRY ABOVE & BEYOND

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ADELFI MOLINA, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. DENTAL ARTS OF HACKENSACK, PC

176 Summit Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.525.0202 | dentalartsnj.com WHEN DR. ADELFI MOLINA reflects upon her professional successes, it’s her passion to help others for which she is most proud. Every day she demonstrates that by blending science and art and exercising grace and dignity, she not only creates beautiful smiles, but transforms her patient’s lives. Practicing since 1988, Dr. Molina’s passion for dentistry has driven her to evolve and excel, granting her prestigious honors such as the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award (F.A.G.D). Her path is a story of determination and fortitude and a message to go above and beyond. In a profession of few Latino women, she is an inspiration and role model for women all over the world to follow their dreams. Dr. Molina’s first priority is to integrate dentistry with care using advanced technologies to deliver the most comfortable experience.

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MEXICAN DINING

HOWIE FELIXBROD, OWNER BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ

327 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 | 201.891.1331 42 Kinderkamack Rd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 | 201.782.9500 23 East Palisade Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201.541.0600 7 Pondfield Rd., Suite 27, Bronxville, NY 10708 | 914.337.4000 6897 SW 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433 | 561.571.7000 bluemoonmexicancafe.com “WHAT’S A NICE JEWISH BOY like you doing in the Mexican food

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business?” Howie Felixbrod, owner of Blue Moon Mexican Café, frequently gets that question. “My family has always been in the food business,” says Howie, whose grandmother owned bakeries and diners while his dad opened one of the first Mexican restaurants on Manhattan’s trendy Columbus Avenue. In 1987, Howie, his brother and ex-NY Ranger George McPhee opened the first Blue Moon on 8th Avenue in Chelsea. He soon opened a “Manhattanstyle Mexican” restaurant in Englewood which led to several locations in Bergen County and Bronxville. Blue Moon just opened the latest location in Boca Raton. “I love giving guests a mini-vacation with a great meal and a great time,” he says. The eclectic and traditional Mexican food has won several awards, such as Best of Bergen and Westchester Counties. Howie and his family live in Wyckoff where he is president of the Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce and involved in other community activities.

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EXCEPTIONAL BATH AND KITCHEN DECORATIVE HARDWARE AND LIGHTING LARRY GOREN | HARDWARE DESIGNS

135 New Dutch Ln., Fairfield, NJ 07004 | 973.808.0266 | Hardware-designs.com LARRY GOREN is not patting himself on the back when he says that his showroom offers customers superior bath, kitchen, decorative hardware and lighting products, customer service and yes, even more parking, than the competing big-box home stores and low-cost Internet sites. He’s just stating the facts about why Hardware Designs excels in the kitchen and bath industry. “We have more kitchen and bath products displayed here than in any other local brick-and-mortar store,” says Larry. “As for the Internet,

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ordering luxury kitchen and bath products online is a gamble if you are putting good money into a kitchen or bath remodeling project. To create an inspired and quality space, you need the full sensory experience of walking among thousands of products backed by exceptional customer service,” he says. “Our staff knows what they are doing because they have product knowledge,” he says. “My employees are also full time which means they care and take the necessary time to work with every customer.”

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EXCELLENCE IN DENTISTRY

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MICHAEL T. VARALLO, D.M.D. HOHOKUS DENTAL

625 North Maple Ave., HoHoKus, NJ 07423 | 201.670.9076 | hohokusdental.com WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE SCENES at HoHoKus Dental is why this award-winning office is among the most technologically advanced dental practices in Bergen County. “I’m most proud of the patient-centric formula that we have created,” says Dr. Varallo. “My mission is always preventative, not just for teeth but for a patient’s overall health.” Everyone receives a high level of personal attention and a review of their medical history, including sleep issues, so patients can make the best choices for a healthier life. “Lack of sleep is an epidemic in the U.S.,” adds Dr. Varallo. “Dentists are now at the forefront of sleep solutions.” HoHoKus Dental works with physicians to help diagnose and alleviate sleep disorders. Dr. Varallo adds, “There’s never been a better time to be a dentist.”

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8/16/17 10:10 AM


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SENIOR LIVING

AFRIKA PARKS, Administrator VAN DYK HEALTH CARE AT RIDGEWOOD

304 S. Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 1.800.VAN.DYKS | vandykhealthcare.com AFRIKA PARKS, a former critical care nurse, measures quality care by achieving quality outcomes. “Our rehab patients expect us to quickly improve their strength and overall health.” Whether they need HeartWays for cardiac rehab, Just Breathe for pulmonary rehab or any specialty care, Van Dyk creates a customized care plan to help patients return home quickly and safely. Family-owned for over 64 years, Van Dyk is consistently voted one of “America’s Best Nursing Homes” by U.S. News & World Report for superior clinical capabilities and an awardwinning staff that treats everyone like family. CEO Bob Van Dyk brings a charming motif to make every community feel like home. Parks says, “His finishing touches not only indicate good taste, but also good values.”

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SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY ANGELA ALBA JAMES ALBA FRANK FLORES Owners THE B HIVE SALON 269 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ 07642 201.470.4483 | bhiveorganicsalon.com THE B HIVE SALON is without a doubt the buzz around town. This certified “Green� salon is a steward of the environment winning local, national and international awards. The wind and solar powered space is appointed with reclaimed barn siding and recycled furniture and relics, but the physical space is just the start. Every staff member is highly trained, receiving ongoing education in the best non-toxic, clean air hair products and color. All of the products used are organic, cruelty-free, gluten-free and/or vegan as well. In fact, every facet of the salon has been designed as a commitment to the health of their staff, patrons and our planet. Its name pays homage to the retro beehive hair style, and the importance of bees to the planet, but the message is much bigger than experts in hair.

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THE SOPHISTICATED HOME IVANKA’S HOME

637 Wyckoff Ave., Suite 194, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 | 201.891.4950 | ivankas.com PRIOR TO VENTURING out on her own, Milena Eror spent the last 16 years styling and designing Bergen County’s upscale homes through her family’s business, Ivanka’s in Wyckoff. “Having been a retail buyer for so many years, I know the luxury interior marketplace intimately,” says Milena about her ability to achieve the best look within her clients’ budgets without compromising on elegance. Her lighter distinctive style still relies heavily on what clients covet most—her attention to detail. “I find it thrilling to create something that didn’t exist before,” Milena says. It’s for this reason she’s frequently asked to do custom work including cabinetry design, upmarket florals and room transformations. When she’s not scouting for design finds for clients, she’s inspired by scoping out the world’s boutique hotels and hippest eateries.

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CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS

LORI NUZZI, D.C. NUZZI CHIROPRACTIC LIFESTYLE WELLNESS CENTER

12 Goffle Rd., Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.447.2570 | nuzzichiro.com FOUNDED BY DR. LORI NUZZI, Nuzzi Chiropractic Lifestyle Wellness Center is an alternative healthcare clinic focusing on drug and surgery free methods for the treatment of pain, headaches, whiplash, injuries and other musculoskeletal complaints. The practice’s core mission centers on three R’s—Relieve, Rehabilitate and Renew. The wellness center provides an alternative healthcare experience blending chiropractic care with rehabilitative physical therapies, massage, guided exercise routines, medical weight loss and nutritional counseling programs to provide the ultimate personal health experience. All team members are certified experts in their field, dedicated to providing excellent care to help patients experience relief from pain, rehabilitate from injury or simply renew their commitment to a healthier, happier lifestyle. It is this philosophy combined with excellence in service that has driven the success of the practice for 24 years.

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DENTAL DISTINCTION ROBERT S. ROSENFELD, D.D.S. ROSENFELD DENTAL STUDIO

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197 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ 07675 201.666.8080 | rosenfelddentalstudio.com A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS...Ever search online and notice that many dentists’ photo galleries look the same? Not so at Rosenfeld Dental Studio, where Dr. Robert S. Rosenfeld showcases examples of his actual meticulous unmatched work. Dr. Rosenfeld’s execution in restorative dentistry is exceptional, so much so that dental professionals seek him out for their own treatment. “Do it once and do it right” are the words that Dr. Rosenfeld has lived by for more than 30 years as a dental professional. From routine procedures to cosmetic makeovers to full-mouth reconstructions, Dr. Rosenfeld spends as much time as necessary to place his mark of perfection on each mouth. In his office, more time is devoted even to hygiene appointments than is customary elsewhere. A self-described continuing education devotee, a lecturer to practicing dentists, a teacher at Hackensack University Medical Center, an author published in domestic and international dental journals, and a Key Opinion Leader to numerous dental manufacturers, Dr. Rosenfeld embodies the best in his field.

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8/16/17 10:02 AM


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LASER VISION CORRECTION

RICHARD A. NORDEN, M.D. NORDEN LASER EYE ASSOCIATES

1144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.2442 | Nordenlasik.com NEARSIGHTED OR FARSIGHTED, it’s time to live glasses free. At Norden Laser Eye Associates, leading ophthalmologist Richard A. Norden, MD offers the latest innovations in vision correction. The first in New Jersey to perform LASIK, he’s again at the forefront introducing two of the newest FDA-approved laser eye surgery techniques. Using the Visumax laser available in New Jersey only at Norden Laser Eye Associates, Dr. Norden performs SMILE, a precise and minimally invasive procedure to correct nearsightedness with patients resuming regular activities the very next day. Farsighted patients and those that need reading glasses, can also reap the benefits of new technology with Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, which can eliminate the need for reading glasses. Let Norden Laser Eye Associates put a SMILE in your eyes.

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RANGE HOODS, THE KITCHEN’S FOCAL POINT RAMONA PANUS, President RANGECRAFT MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.

4-40 Banta Pl., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.791.0440 or 1.877.RCHoods rangecraft.com RAMONA PANUS KNOWS THAT to affect positive change, you’ve got to make a little noise. Whether in her professional life as President and CEO of RangeCraft or her philanthropic endeavors, she makes a measurable impact. RangeCraft creates award winning range hoods from scratch produced by master artisans. As the focal point of a home, the kitchen reflects personal style. With RangeCraft, the hood is exclusively designed to your unique specifications. To meet growing requests for their aesthetics and superior functionality, the company has developed two in stock lines of 36-inch, custom-made hoods that are affordable and practical, ideal for luxury builders who want the exceptional designs, without the long wait time. Equally passionate about humanity, RangeCraft supports many charitable causes. “Above all, we help animal rights, veterans and cancer organizations. I won’t stop until one day we find a cure for cancer, a disease that touches too many families,” says Ms. Panus.

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PROPERTY TAX APPEALS MARC A. RASO, ESQ. RASO LEGAL GROUP, LLC

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550 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 138, Oradell, NJ 07649 201.977.1960 | rasolegal.com “PROPERTY TAXES may very well be the least understood expense that a property owner pays,” says Marc A. Raso, Managing Member of one of Bergen County’s most established and successful property tax appeal law firms. New Jersey’s property tax system is complicated, requiring experienced guidance to address the relevant issues. Marc offers such guidance and has many happy clients. His experience has been recognized through his representation of Paramus, Hackensack, Bloomfield and West New York in property tax appeal matters. From 2009 through 2017, Marc was selected by his peers as a New Jersey Super Lawyer—only the top 5% of lawyers are selected for this honor each year. For the past 2 years, 201 Magazine has designated him as a Bergen County Top Lawyer. Contact Marc for a free consultation.

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INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

ERICA SONG, M.D., Founder VIBRANT LIFE MEDICINE

286 Engle St., Englewood, NJ 07631 201.569.6190 | vibrantlifemedicine.com FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE, METABOLIC MEDICINE, REGENERATIVE MEDICINE… Dr. Erica Song, voted one of Bergen County’s 2017 “Top Doctors”, practices a new model of PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. “Being vibrant means healing the entire person,” says Dr. Song. “There is no onesize-fits all approach.” In addition to holistic gynecology, Dr. Song provides wellness and functional medicine consultations for men and women, regenerative medicine with stem cells, platelet-rich plasma for facials and the O-shot®, weight loss programs, bio-identical hormone optimization, metabolic detoxification, MonaLisa Touch® vaginal regeneration and SculpSure™ body contouring. New to her practice, Dr. Song offers IV nutrient drips which provide rehydration, rejuvenation and energy. Building on the foundations of health with proper nutrition, sleep and movement, mind-body stress management and hormone balancing, Dr. Song achieves customized optimal wellness for her patients. Dr. Song believes we all deserve a vibrant life.

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PREMIERE EVENT SPACE JAMES KORSGEN, Event Manager | RAIN

399 Water St., Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201.817.8100 | rainonwaterevents.com YOUR EVENT DAY should be everything you’ve dreamed of and more. RAIN, a brand new 6,500 square foot stateof-the-art entertainment venue—and 4,000 square foot outdoor patio—offers endless possibilities to make it the occasion you’ve always imagined. RAIN has partnered with LBK Events to create a full-service event planning space for its patrons. Simply book your special day at RAIN and we’ll take care of the rest. “From party concept to invitations, décor, menu and music, you’re in the most capable hands. Our unique ideas and creative twists for your wedding, mitzvah, kids’ birthday, corporate or nonprofit function is set to be the talk of the town,” says Deena Greenstein, President of LBK Events. Space comes fully equipped with AV, lighting and sound. You’ll make a lasting impression on every guest and, most importantly, a lasting memory for you.

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BETTER HEARING

PROFESSIONAL HEARING AID CENTER

681 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 | 201.343.1980 | professionalhearingaidcenter.com FOR OVER 30 YEARS, Mark Salvesen, founder of Professional Hearing Aid Center, believes voices should never be just sounds. Working along with Peggy Stanlick for over a decade, we proudly remain one of the only family-owned and operated hearing centers in the county. We are dedicated to providing our community with the highest quality care and cutting-edge of hearing technology for clarity of speech. Your hearing healthcare is important to us. Let us help you on your journey to better hearing.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

KIMBERLY AGRESTA, MSW, LCSW NANCÉ AGRESTA, LCSW, CASAC, NCACII AGRESTA PSYCOTHERAPY GROUP

60 Grand Ave., Suite 204, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201.567.3117 80 Eighth Ave., Suite 1108, New York, NY 10011 | 212.627.7727 agrestapsychotherapy.com “NO ONE SHOULD EVER have to suffer from mental illness or distress, but statistics estimate that one in four still experience some form,” says Kimberly Agresta of Agresta Psychotherapy Group. As advocates of eliminating the stigma of seeking help for mental illness, Kimberly and Nancé Agresta have created a healing, nurturing environment for adults, families and children of all ages, including those with special needs. Therapeutic services include weekend couples groups, parenting groups, art therapy and Nance’s work as a certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. The mother/daughter team serve as Advisory Board Members for The Wilderman Fund for Maternal Mental Health, the first and only 501(C)(3) nonprofit in Northern New Jersey dedicated solely to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) where they provide treatment and support resources.

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DEREK BAGIN B&B POOL AND SPA CENTER

787 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 888.656.8439 | BBPoolandSpa.com AT 7 YEARS OLD, Derek Bagin quickly learned an important lesson of the pool and spa business. “I was helping my dad with a bucket of chlorine,” says Derek, vice president of construction for B&B Pool and Spa, an award-winning, family-run business. “I got a strong whiff of the chemical which made me ill.” It was uphill from there, however, as Derek learned the retail side, then serviced pools while in high school, and now, working alongside longtime employees, designs and constructs custom pools for residential and commercial clients. Derek has seen first-hand the industry’s changes. “Complex construction and hydraulic demands keep us busy,” he says, citing a project involving a perimeter slot overflow detail. Whether it’s a 6,000 square-foot pool for a commercial client, a high-tech fully automated custom pool with luxury water features and amenities, or a tight design for a smaller backyard, Derek is up to lead the challenge.

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ADVANCED PAINFREE DENTISTRY ANTHONY CARAMICO, D.M.D. MIDLAND PARK FAMILY DENTISTRY

662 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.447.5555 | midlandparkfamilydentistry.com team@midlandparkfamilydentistry.com “DELIVERING HIGH-QUALITY, pain-free dentistry using the latest technological advances is a priority for me,” says Dr. Anthony Caramico of Midland Park Family Dentistry. Passionate about elevating the importance of dental health, Dr. Caramico strives to change people’s perception about going to the dentist. Creating a comfortable, stress-free environment, patients trust they will receive the best care. Using technology like Solea Laser, Dr. Caramico performs procedures without a drill or anesthetic. Using CEREC, he delivers sameday crowns with precision, saving patients time and money. He also incorporates Dexis CariVu to detect the smallest cavities without x-rays. “I want people to know dentistry doesn’t have to be scary, painful or uncomfortable.” Dr. Caramico invites you to come feel the difference that Midland Park Family Dentistry is making in the field of dentistry.

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BODY POSITIVE PROGRAMS & SERVICES

MELANIE STRUBLE & JEN KRAFT, Founders | THE BODY IMAGE BOUTIQUE

96 East Allendale Rd., Saddle River, NJ 07458 | 201.708.8448 | thebodyimageboutique.com

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ROOT CANALS

BRIAN P. TRAVA, D.M.D. NEW JERSEY ROOT CANAL

680 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, NJ 07649 201.261.6900 | njrootcanal.com ENDODONTICS IS THE SPECIALTY of saving teeth and diagnosing. So, what’s new in the world of root canals? Longevity and quality of life are increasing, so are the number of teeth being saved every year according to studies. Technology and science have made saving teeth more routine. The standard for root canal include surgical microscopes, 3-D imaging and bacterial elimination procedures. The diagnosing of success is in the details, technology helps us with detail. Stem cell science has given us the capability of re-growing a nerve in a dead tooth of a child, and yes, we have made a lot of sports trauma parents happy! Sports tip: Studies show that a mouth guard fitted by your dentist gives the best protection! Remember, before removing a tooth, get a third opinion.

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DISTINGUISHED INTERIORS HEIDI WOSTBROCK, Owner WOSTBROCK HOME

225 Goffle Rd., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201.445.0807 | wostbrockhome.com WOSTBROCK HOME’S RETAIL STORE and design studio brings a universe of design to Bergen. “We have access to every type of furniture and accessory worldwide, and clients love our comprehensive design library,” says Krista Wostbrock, interior designer and head of KW Design, a full-service interior design division of Wostbrock Home. Wostbrock Home’s in-house design team also provides full-service design. Krista, the fourth generation of Wostbrock Home, grew up with design as her parents, Heidi and Steve Wostbrock, developed the company’s reputation for distinguished residential and commercial interiors and excellent client relations. Its To the Trade Program welcomes designers to buy and use Wostbrock Home’s resources. Today, Heidi manages the showroom and design team while Steve spearheads floor refinishing services. Together, Wostbrock Home delivers generations of design experience to your door.

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IRISH PUBS

SAL LAVERDI, General Manager THE SHANNON ROSE IRISH PUB

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LUXURY HOME RENOVATIONS NORM RIEGER, Owner | HH REMODELING CO

52 Munsey Rd., Emerson, NJ 07630 | 855.763.6139 | hhremodelingco.com

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HH REMODELING’S REPUTATION for superior attention to project management led owner Norm Rieger to expand his already successful remodeling and repairs company to include luxury renovations and new home construction at the requests of his clients. “We excel at project management,” says Norm about what sets his company apart. “We stand out because of our cleanliness, constant communication and attention to detail.” HH’s approach to remodeling is atypical of how people perceive contractors, and that’s exactly what Norm set out to achieve. “Home renovations can be stressful but we hope that our thoughtfulness and customer service helps to put our clients’ minds at ease,” he says. Client appreciation for HH’s general contracting expertise has gone viral by word of mouth, making HH one of Bergen County’s in-demand home remodeling companies.

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PRIVATE NURSING CARE CARI PEREZ, RN, MBA CONCIERGE PRIVATE NURSE STAFFING

90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016 212.430.0331 | conciergeprivatenursing.com WHEN IT COMES TO the home health care needs of loved ones, a one-size-fits-all approach is simply not enough. At Concierge Private Nurse Staffing, customized private duty nursing is delivered with passion and the highest quality of individualized care. Whether you’ve had a major life threatening illness or a simple cosmetic procedure, we evaluate every situation and match our private nursing experts to meet each individual’s medical condition and lifestyle. Visionary President and CEO, Cari Perez, a healthcare advocate and registered nurse recognized the need for a different practice to home health care. Serving New Jersey and New York, from 24/7 private nursing to accompanying a client on a short trip to a doctor’s appointment, Concierge Private Nurse Staffing is ready to make it happen.

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SPINAL SURGERY

JAMES J. HALE, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

EASTERN ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES

222 Cedar Ln., Suite 120 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.836.5332 easternorthopedics.com DR. JAMES J. HALE became interested in spinal surgery as a resident in orthopedic surgery when he worked at a trauma hospital on traumatic spinal injuries. “I saw how surgery can truly impacts one’s life and future,” he said, “I also understand how nervous someone can be when they are concerned that they may need spine surgery.” He’s also a competitive athlete compassionate about the need for athletes of all levels to return to their former levels of activity. As a specialist in minimally invasive surgical techniques for simple and complex spinal disorders and injuries, Dr. Hale uses imagery to help patients understand why they’re having pain and how it can be improved. Known for his conservative approach, he often uses therapy, injections, or exercise to help alleviate pain before even considering surgery.

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GENERAL AND EMERGENCY SURGERY STAVROS CHRISTOUDIAS, M.D. FARSHAD MANSOURI, M.D. | DAVID RADVINSKY, M.D. HERITAGE SURGICAL GROUP 741 Teaneck Rd., Suite B, Teaneck, NJ 07666 260 Old Hook Rd., Suite 303B, Westwood, NJ 07675 3 Post Rd., Floor 1, Oakland, NJ 07436 201.833.2888 | heritagesurgicalgroup.com EMERGENCY SURGERY can make anyone feel vulnerable. Relying on the skills of board certified general surgeons, such as Dr. Christoudias and Dr. Mansouri, or new associate Dr. Radvinsky of the Heritage Surgical Group, can be most reassuring. The surgeons of the Heritage Surgical Group, founded in 1978 by Dr. Christoudias’ father, diagnose, treat and manage a broad range of medical issues requiring routine or emergency surgery, from abdominal hernias, to hemorrhoid procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal, small bowel resections and appendectomies, colon removals and more. “We let patients know we’ll take good care of them,” says Dr. Christoudias about their reputation for reassuring anxious patients and families. “We’ve been on that side of the curtain. When physicians rush a patient, they tend to miss things. We spend a lot of time with patients.”

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CELEBRATIONS IN A COUNTRY CLUB SETTING CANDICE TIMMERMAN, Event Coordinator EDGEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB

449 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, NJ 07675 201.666.1200 | edgewoodnj.com EDGEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB OF RIVER VALE, NJ, has just completed a full-scale renovation and Clubhouse expansion, making it a top-choice destination for social, corporate and charity events for both Club members and non-member event clients. Leading the charge into a new era of hospitality, Candice Timmerman, Event Coordinator, has a vision for Edgewood Country Club’s gorgeous, new, state-of-the-art event facility. “The attention to detail that befits a distinctive country club is evident in every party we book, and our newly-renovated space will ‘wow’ guests from the moment they arrive. All food is prepared on premises under the supervision of our talented Executive Chef Anthony Villanueva, who has brought innovative menus and inventive presentations to our events to reflect our clients’ diverse tastes.” At Edgewood, personalized experience is their forte, and this affords members and guests alike a truly unique private club experience...with an edge.

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COMMUNITY BANKING NVE BANK

76 Engle St., Englewood, NJ 07631 201.816.2800 | NVEbanking.com ONE OF NEW JERSEY’S oldest and strongest community banks, NVE has proudly served Bergen County for 130 years. In 2017, Bauer Financial Inc., the nation’s largest independent bank rating firm, awarded NVE its coveted 5-Star Rating designating it as one of the strongest banks in the nation. As a Mutual Bank, NVE is not reliant on Wall Street, allowing the bank to put its full focus and unwavering commitment on customers and social responsibility. Staff members are deeply involved within the community, spending hundreds of hours annually participating in civic and charitable events. NVE also gives back to the community through its High School Scholarship Program, awarding over $150,000 since its inception, and by supporting the Office of Concern Food Pantry, bergenPac and Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. All in an effort to ensure a bright future for Bergen County.

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Once again, we turned to our readers to tell us which restaurants, shops and services are the best in the county. Sit back and enjoy our guide, where we reveal the winners in more than 140 categories.

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BARBECUE Finks BBQ Smokehouse 26 W. Madison Ave., Dumont, 201.384.3210 Not a meat lover? That’ll change after one taste of the mouth-watering brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork fired up by pitmaster Dave Finkelstein and his crew. Regulars rave over the joint’s popular Monster Beef Rib and Sweet Corn Souffle, and the staff’s mom-and-pop hospitality will make you feel like you’re at a Southern backyard cookout. This is a place (and a flavor!) that you definitely won’t want to miss.

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RESTAURANTS & FOOD AMBIANCE 1 HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

BAGELS 1 GOLDBERG’S FAMOUS BAGELS Multiple locations goldbergsfamousbagelsnj.com 2 BAGEL NOSH 799 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.847.9455 24 E. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.652.9746 hotbagelsoffairlawn.com 3 B&G BAGELS 51 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.962.8700 bgbagels.com 3 BUONO BAGELS 875 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.825.2500 buonobagels.com

BAKERY 1 GLAZE ARTISAN DONUTS 358 River Rd. New Milford 201.483.8634 67 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus 201.523.9477 glazeartisan.com 2 REINHOLD’S QUALITY BAKERY 32 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick 201.652.4454 3 MARKET BASKET 813 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2000 marketbasket.com 3 SUGAR FLAKE BAKERY 2421 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn 201.796.3800 663 Westwood Ave. River Vale 201.664.1253 397 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.485.8413 sugarflakebakeshop.com

BAR FOOD 1 BIGGIE'S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggiesclambar.com

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2 DAVEY’S IRISH PUB 5 Park St. Montvale 201.391.9356 daveyspub.com

3 LA VIE EN ROSE 10 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.652.8880 lavieenrosebakerycafe.com

3 BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 36 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood 201.608.5545 191 Paris Ave. Northvale 201.564.7893 biddyomalleys.com

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3 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com 3 TOMMY FOX’S 32 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.384.0900 tommyfoxs.com

BARBECUE 1 FINK’S BBQ SMOKEHOUSE 26 W. Madison Ave. Dumont 201.384.3210 finksbbqsmokehouse.com 2 KIMCHI SMOKE 301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.497.6333 kimchismoke.com 3 REILLY’S RIBCAGE 49 W. Church St. Bergenfield 201.771.7200 reillysribcage.com

BREAKFAST 1 ALLENDALE EATS! 101 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.825.0110 allendaleeats.com 2 COUNTRY PANCAKE HOUSE 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.8395 countrypancakehouse.net 2 GIOVANNA'S CAFÉ 19 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.825.5835 giovannascafe.com 2 JD’S DELI & GRILLE 400 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland 201.644.0888 jdsdeli.com 3 BERRY CREEK CAFÉ 55 Moonachie Ave. Moonachie 201.933.6540 berrycreekcafe.net 3 JACK’S CAFÉ 325 Broadway Westwood 201.666.0400 jackscafenj.com

1 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com 2 IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com 3 HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

BURGERS 1 BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggiesclambar.com 2 THE HABIT BURGER GRILL 3101 Promenade Blvd. Fair Lawn 201.475.3800 1081 Main St. River Edge 201.489.4400 3 Teterboro Landing Dr. Teterboro 201.288.4629 habitburger.com 3 THE IRON HORSE 20 Washington Ave. Westwood 201.666.9682 theironhorse.com 3 SHAKE SHACK 479 Route 17 South Paramus 201.241.2381 1 Garden State Plaza Paramus 201.576.8096

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3 UNITED MEAT MARKET 285 Main St. New Milford 201.265.6530 3 WESTWOOD PRIME MEATS 190 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0069 westwoodprimemeats.com

BYO RESTAURANT 1 ST. EVE’S 611 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com 2 MATSU SUSHI 140 Broadway Hillsdale 201.930.1896 matsunj.com 3 THE PLUM & THE PEAR 393 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.485.8793 theplumandthepear.com 3 SADDLE RIVER INN 2 Barnstable Ct. Saddle River 201.825.4016 saddleriverinn.com 3 SANDUCCI’S TRATTORIA 620 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

CANDY/CHOCOLATE 1 CONRAD’S CONFECTIONERY 107 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.2895 conradsconfectionery.com 2 LUXX CHOCOLAT 16 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.312.7936 luxxchocolat.com 3 GENEVIEVE’S HOME MADE CANDY SHOP 174 Ray St. Garfield 973.772.8816 genevieves chocolates.com

CANNOLI

1 RISPOLI PASTRY SHOP & CAFÉ 23 Emerson Plaza Emerson 201.265.4009 824 Broad Ave. Ridgefield 201.943.6002 2 DANTE’S ITALIAN DELI 570 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.262.3232 3 UNCLE GUISEPPE’S MARKETPLACE 10 Triangle Plaza Ramsey 201.995.6800 uncleg.com

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1 CUBAN EDDIE’S 110 W. Shore Ave. Dumont 201.338.2382 216 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.497.6888 cubaneddies.net 2 DP’S PUB 732 River Dr. Garfield 973.772.9755 3 CRECCO’S CAFÉ 649 Westwood Ave. River Vale 201.664.7200 creccoscafe.com

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BAKERY Glaze Artisan Donuts 358 River Rd., New Milford, 201.483.8634 67 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, 201.523.9477 Unlike chains, Glaze will never serve a stale donut; they make small batches of baked treats using natural ingredients and no preservatives. You'll also find coffee, hot chocolate and other beverages plus ice cream and goodies that’ll

1 MARKET BASKET 813 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2000 marketbasket.com 2 WALDWICK PRIME MEATS 384 Main St. Wyckoff 201.447.3340 waldwickprimemeats.com 3 STEVE’S MARKET 41 W. Main St. Ramsey 201.327.9466 stevesmarket.com

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Cuban Eddie’s 110 W. Shore Rd., Dumont, 201.338.2382; 216 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, 201.497.6888 Head to Cuban Eddie’s for a “value” meal that goes beyond burgers and fries (and one you won’t regret eating afterward). Every dish is served with a fresh side of white or yellow rice and black or red beans, and the meat is always a whopper of a serving. Enjoy entrees like Pechuga de Pollo Empanizado (breaded or grilled chicken), Puerco Asado (roasted pork), Palomilla (Cuban steak) and much more. As for the delicious “homemade sauce” that’s on the menu? You’ll have to try it to find out what it is—trust us, it’s worth it! CHEESE SHOP 1 CHEZ CHEESE 10 Washington St. Tenafly 201.568.2050 chezcheeze.com 1 JERRY’S HOMEMADE 410 South Dean St. Englewood 201.871.7108 jerryshomemade.com 2 MARKET BASKET 813 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2000 marketbasket.com 3 SUPER CELLARS 32 S. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.444.0012 supercellars.com

CHINESE RESTAURANT 1 GOLDEN DYNASTY 825 Franklin Lakes Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.7866 295 Kinderkamack Rd. Hillsdale 201.358.8685 goldendynastynj.com 2 BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 59 The Promenade Edgewater 201.313.3889 45 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.569.6267 158 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.612.5688 baumgartscafe.com 3 T.S. MA 637 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.8878 tsmachinesecuisine.com

COFFEEHOUSE 1 SOGNO COFFEEHOUSE 48 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.497.3628 caffeanello.com 2 AMERICAN BULLDOG COFFEE ROASTERS 31 N. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.857.4176 americanbulldogcoffeeroasters.com

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3 STARBUCKS Multiple locations starbucks.com 3 TAST EATERY 1224 Anderson Ave. Fort Lee 201.313.8278 moodfoodkitchen.com

CUPCAKES 1 MR. CUPCAKES 390 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack 201.342.2293 385 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.483.8897 Paramus Park Mall Paramus 201.265.1000 mrcupcakes.com 2 CUPCAKES BY CAROUSEL 31 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.608.5092 192 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.389.3090 cupcakesbycarousel.com 3 CUPCAKE CARNIVALE FOOD TRUCK 609.751.8484 cupcakecarnivale.com 3 DOLCE JEANNA DELECTABLE DESSERTS Bergenfield 201.755.7111 3 KARA KAKES 799 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.485.8889 kara-kakes.com

DINER 1 STATE LINE DINER 375 Route 17 North Mahwah 201.529.3353 statelinediner.com 2 THE RIDGE DINER 125 Kinderkamack Rd. Park Ridge 201.391.4242 ridgediner.com 3 MATTHEW’S DINER 34 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick 201.447.1411 matthewsdiner.com

DONUTS 1 GLAZE ARTISAN DONUTS 358 River Rd. New Milford 201.483.8634 67 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus 201.523.9477 glazeartisan.com

FARMERS MARKET 1 RAMSEY FARMERS MARKET Main Street Train Station Ramsey 201.825.3400 ramseyfarmersmarket.org 2 LOWER CROSS FARM 9 Lower Cross Rd. Saddle River 201.818.5640 lowercrossfarm.com 3 FRESH & FANCY FARMS 575 River Rd. New Milford 201.483.9494 freshandfancyfarms.com 3 GLEN ROCK FARMERS MARKET 1 Harding Plz. Glen Rock 201.670.3956 grfarmersmarket.com

FISH MARKET 1 SEAFOOD GOURMET 103 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.843.8558 seafood-gourmet.com 2 THE FISH DOCK 219A Closter Dock Rd. Closter 201.564.7939 thefishdock.com 3 PETER’S FISH MARKET 86 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.444.3331 petersfishmarket.com

FOOD TRUCK 1 SANDUCCI’S WOOD FIRED PIZZA TRUCK 620 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

2 CALLAHAN’S 10 Broad St. Norwood 844.468.3641 callahanshotdogs.com

2 VARKA RESTAURANT 30 N. Spruce St. Ramsey 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

3 EMPANADA MANIA 62 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.374.2150 empanadamania.com

3 AXIA TAVERNA 18 Piermont Rd. Tenafly 201.569.5999 axiataverna.com

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ICE CREAM

1 LATOUR 6 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.5056 latourridgewood.com

1 CONRAD’S CONFECTIONERY 107 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.2895 conradsconfectionery.com

2 MADELEINE’S PETIT PARIS 416 Tappan Rd. Northvale 201.767.0063 madeleinespetitparis.com

2 BRAIN FREEZE 370 River Rd. New Milford 201.265.5055 brainfreezenj.com

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

3 WALDWICK WHISTLE STOP 27 Frederick St. Waldwick 201.857.5177

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INDIAN RESTAURANT

1 MARKET BASKET 813 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2000 marketbasket.com

1 BOMBAY HUT 8A W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.857.3266 bombayhut.com

2 JERRY’S GOURMET 410 S. Dean St. Englewood 201.871.7108 jerryshomemade.com

1 KINARA 880 River Rd. Edgewater 201.313.0555 kinaraindianedgewater.com 10 Jay St. Tenafly 201.399.7788 kinaracuisineofindia.com

3 STEVE’S MARKET 41 W. Main St. Ramsey 201.327.9466 stevesmarket.com

GREEK RESTAURANT 1 THE GREEK VILLAGE 254 Livingston St. Northvale 201.750.8570 greekvillagenj.com

2 KAILASH INDIAN CUISINE 22 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.251.9693 kailashindiancuisine.com

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Market Basket 813 Franklin Lake Rd., Franklin Lakes, 201.891.2000 This family-run business opened in 1960 as a gourmet market and catering company. Fast forward to today, and customers can still treat themselves to store-made prepared foods, fresh produce, baked goods, prime meat and seafood. And don’t forget to pick up some fresh flowers while you’re there—the arrangements make for a wonderful table topper.

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Brasserie de Novo 37 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.444.4910 A trip to the Mediterranean might not be on your travel agenda, but you can always treat yourself to an authentic dining experience of that region at Brasserie de Novo. Formerly known as Novo, the Ridgewood spot has been taken over by the owners of the FrenchAmerican restaurant Brasserie in Tenafly. The revamped menu selections are influenced by the cultures of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (the Israeli chicken schnitzel and Moroccan spiced duck confit are still on the menu and must-try entrees!), and each dish features fresh, locally grown ingredients. Remember to bring your own bottle of wine to dinner, or stop by in the afternoon for brunch or lunch.

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2 NIRVANA INDIAN KITCHEN 29 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.818.2300 nirvanaindiankitchen.com

ITALIAN DELI 1 PARKWOOD DELI 342 Erie Ave. Midland Park 201.689.0855 parkwooddeli.com 2 ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA 900 Paterson Plank Rd. East Rutherford 201.804.0303 annabellasmozz.com 3 DANTE’S ITALIAN DELI 570 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.262.3232

ITALIAN RESTAURANT 1 LOCALE CAFÉ & BAR 208 Piermont Rd. Closter 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com 1 SANDUCCI’S TRATTORIA 620 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com 2 ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. Haworth 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net 2 CAFFÉ ANELLO 425-429 Broadway Westwood 201.786.8137 caffeanello.com 2 SAVINI 168 W. Crescent Ave. Allendale 201.760.3700 savinirestaurant.com

3 HANAMI 41 Union Ave. Cresskill 201.567.8508 301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.8508 hanamirestaurant.com

JEWISH DELI 1 THE FAMOUS KOSHER NOSH 834 Prospect St. Glen Rock 201.445.1186 koshernosh.com 2 HAROLD’S KOSHER MARKET 67 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus 201.262.0030 haroldskosher.com 3 FOSTER VILLAGE KOSHER DELI 469 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.348.7100 fostervillagekosherdeli.com

KOREAN RESTAURANT 1 KIMCHI MAMA 7-09A Fairlawn Ave. Fair Lawn 201.703.2905 kimchimamafairlawn.com 2 ORGANIC TOFU HOUSE 88 Godwin Ave. Ridgewood 201.251.7734 3 BOP & SUSHI 441 Broadway Westwood 201.722.8687 bopnsushi.com 3 KIMCHI SMOKE 301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.497.6333 kimchismoke.com

MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

3 ARTURO’S 41 Central Ave. Midland Park 201.444.2466 arturos.co

1 BRASSERIE DE NOVO 37 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.444.4910 brasseriedenovo.com

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

2 MEZZA LUNA BISTRO 97 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.327.6556 mezzalunabistro.com

1 MATSU SUSHI 140 Broadway Hillsdale 201.930.1896 matsunj.com 2 TAWARA 53 W. Main St. Ramsey 201.825.8712 3 DARUMA 45 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.567.9600 darumaenglewood.com

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3 BIBI’Z LOUNGE 284 Center Ave. Westwood 201.722.8600 bibizlounge.com

MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1 BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ 23 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.541.0600 42 Kinderkamack Rd. Woodcliff Lake 201.782.9500 327 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.1331 bluemoonmexicancafe.com 2 CHAPALA GRILL 52 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.387.2107 chapalamexicangrill.com 2 PANCHO’S BURRITOS 214 Main St. New Milford 201.225.2554 panchosburritosnj.com 3 EL AZTECA 91 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.4422 elaztecaparkridge.com 3 RIVIERA MAYA 252 E. Fort Lee Rd. Bogota 201.996.1380 rivieramayabogota.com

MOZZARELLA 1 ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA 900 Paterson Plank Rd. East Rutherford 201.804.0303 annabellasmozz.com 2 DANTE’S ITALIAN DELI 570 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.262.3232 3 JERRY’S GOURMET 410 South Dean St. Englewood 201.871.7108 jerryshomemade.com

NEW RESTAURANT 1 ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA 900 Paterson Plank Rd. East Rutherford 201.804.0303 annabellasmozz.com 2 CITY PERCH 2023 Hudson St. Fort Lee 201.582.7101 cityperch.com 3 FARMHOUSE CAFÉ & EATERY 301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.8424 farmhousecafenj.com

OLIVES 1 PICKLE LICIOUS 384 Cedar Ln. Teaneck 201.833.0100 picklelicious.com

OUTDOOR DINING 1 LOCALE CAFÉ & BAR 208 Piermont Rd. Closter 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com 2 IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com 3 HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

PANCAKES 1 COUNTRY PANCAKE HOUSE 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.8395 countrypancakehouse.net

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LOCALE CAFÉ & BAR 208 Piermont Rd., Closter, 201.750.3233 Diners seeking authentic Italian cuisine in an upscale yet casual setting will find it at Locale. Its charming dining rooms are decorated with exposed brick fireplaces, the perfect backdrop while you try the restaurant’s prime steaks, pastas or freshly prepared seafood. Stopping by for a quick drink? Happy hour is from 5–7 p.m. and includes half-priced appetizers and drinks! 2 SANDUCCI’S PIZZA KITCHEN 620 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.523.9300 sanduccis.com

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

3 PARKWOOD DELI 342 Erie Ave. Midland Park 201.689.0855 parkwooddeli.com

2 BROOKLYN’S COAL BRICK OVEN PIZZA 443 River Rd. Edgewater 201.945.9096 161 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack 201.342.2727 15 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.493.7600 brooklynspizza.net

PRIX FIXE MENU 1 IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com 2 HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

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2 JACK’S LOBSTER SHACK 1040 River Rd. Edgewater 201.224.2808 jackslobstershack.com

3 MOLOS* 1 Pershing Rd. Weehawken 201.223.1200 molosrestaurant.com

3 BONEFISH GRILL 601 From Rd. Paramus 201.261.2355 bonefishgrill.com

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

3 MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET 541 River Rd. Edgewater 201.840.9311 mitchellsfishmarket.com

1 IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com 2 SADDLE RIVER INN 2 Barnstable Ct. Saddle River 201.825.4016 saddleriverinn.com 3 JUST JANICE 23 Sheridan Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.445.2666 justjanice.net 3 ST. EVE’S 611 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com

SEAFOOD 1 BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggiesclambar.com 2 HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

3 VARKA 30 N. Spruce St. Ramsey 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

STEAKHOUSE 1 RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. Edgewater 201.224.2013 41-11 Route 4 West Fair Lawn 201.703.3500 209 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah 201.529.1111 riverpalm.com 2 ALLENDALE STEAKHOUSE 95 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.962.9797 allendalesteakhousenj.com 3 THE CAPITAL GRILLE 1 Garden State Plaza Paramus 201.845.7040 thecapitalgrille.com 3 ROOTS STEAKHOUSE 17 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.444.1922 rootssteakhouse.com

SUSHI

TEA SHOP

1 MATSU SUSHI 140 Broadway Hillsdale 201.930.1896 matsunj.com

1 HARMONY TEA ROOM 224 Fairview Ave. Westwood 201.664.2608 harmonytearoom.com

2 BOP & SUSHI 441 Broadway Westwood 201.722.8687 bopnsushi.com

1 HEIGHTS FLOWER SHOPPE 209 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.5464 heightsflowershoppe.com

2 HANAMI 41 Union Ave. Cresskill 201.567.8508 301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.8508 hanamirestaurant.com 2 RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. Edgewater 201.224.2013 41-11 Route 4 West Fair Lawn 201.703.3500 209 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah 201.529.1111 riverpalm.com 3 HO-HO-KUS SUSHI 29 Sheridan Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.670.7677 hohokussushicafe.com 3 SAKURA BANA 43 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.6525 sakurabana.com

1 VILLAGE TEA SHOP 2 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.857.0230 2 ROLLING PIN CAFÉ 341 Broadway Westwood 201.666.4660 therollingpincafe.com

THAI RESTAURANT 1 GAO THAI KITCHEN 63 W. Main St. Ramsey 201.962.2691 gaothaikitchen.com 2 PIMAAN THAI 79 Kinderkamack Rd. Emerson 201.967.0440 pimaanthai.com 3 WYCKOFF THAI 314 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.485.8855 wyckoffthai.com

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

3 WASABI 848 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.493.7575 wasabinj.com

1 THE SENSIBLE FORK 14 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.857.8686 sensiblefork.com

TAPAS

1 VEGGIE HEAVEN 473 Cedar Ln. Teaneck 201.836.0887 veggieheaventeaneck.com

1 FINCA 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.1199 fincanj.com 2 CRAVINGS TAPAS BISTRO 8 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 201.857.8533 cravingstapas.com

WATERFRONT DINING 1 HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

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2 MOLOS* 1 Pershing Rd. Weehawken 201.223.1200 molosrestaurant.com 3 PIER 115 BAR AND GRILL 115 River Rd. Edgewater 201.313.2155 pier115barandgrill.com

WINGS 1 BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggiesclambar.com 2 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com 3 101 PUB 101 Queen Anne Rd. Bogota 201.343.9802

ENTERTAINMENT BEER SELECTION 1 BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggiesclambar.com 2 GRANT STREET CAFÉ 25 Grant St. Dumont 201.385.1705 grantstreetcafe.com 3 MIDLAND BREW HOUSE 374 N. Midland Ave. Saddle Brook 201.797.0070 midlandbrewhouse.com

BOWLING 1 MONTVALE LANES 14 W. Grand Ave. Montvale 201.391.3400 montvalelanes.com 2 BOWLER CITY 85 Midtown Bridge Approach Hackensack 201.343.3545 nationwidebowling.com

Biggie’s Clam Bar 430 Route 17 South, Carlstadt, 201.933.4000; 1315 Route 17 South, Ramsey, 201.962.9099 Their name says it all, and the menu has nearly every seafood dish you could want— Clams Rockefeller, Oysters Oregnata and Roasted or Fried Clams, to name a few. Beyond those shelled delicacies, other entrée favorites include shrimp, crab, calamari and tuna. Want to enjoy Biggie’s at home? Give them a call or stop by, because the staff will happily fill your catering orders for a party or the big game. *NOT LOCATED IN BERGEN COUNTY

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Gao Thai Kitchen 63 W. Main St., Ramsey, 201.962.2691 From noodles and rice to barbecue and curries, this Thai kitchen has it all—and they're open for takeout orders or in-house dining. Their veggie, seafood and vegetable main courses come with your choice of rice (jasmine, brown or sticky) on the side. Some notable dishes include the Duck Gra Pow, Massaman Curry, Gao Salmon and the Pad Gra Pow. Be sure to save room for dessert, because sweet treats like the Gao Parfait and Homemade Coconut Ice Cream are waiting for you at the finish line.

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Sukha Arts Center 76 Schlaalenburgh Rd., Harrington Park, 201.768.2455 Happiness, well-being, peace and joy: That’s this arts center’s motto, and Sukha instructors follow it by inspiring creativity and igniting passion among their students. Adult attendees can enjoy yoga and pilates classes, while young dancers can take tap dance, ballet and hip-hop. Not enough excitement for you? Sukha’s aerial program offers “vertical options” for yoga and dance. The hammocks provided in these sessions physically support students during challenging and exciting choreography.

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2 HUMDINGERS 64 E. Midland Ave. Paramus 201.701.1900 humdingersnj.com

3 THE MELTING POT 250 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.8877 meltingpot.com

1 MACKAY ICE RINK 130 W. Englewood Ave. Englewood 201.568.3133 mackayicerink.com

2 PARKWAY LANES 200 Route 46 Elmwood Park 201.791.4680 parkwaybowlingnj.com

HAPPY HOUR

2 THE ICE HOUSE 111 Midtown Bridge St. Hackensack 201.487.8444 icehousenj.com

CRAFT BEER 1 DOG & CASK 55 Route 17 South Rochelle Park 201.845.5101 thedogandcask.com 2 ALEMENTARY 58 Voorhis Ln. Hackensack 201.968.1290 alementary.com 3 ZEPPELIN HALL* 88 Liberty View Dr. Jersey City 201.721.8888 zeppelinhall.com

DANCE LESSONS 1 SUKHA ARTS CENTER 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 sukhaarts.com 2 DANCETC. 7-15 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn 201.773.8588 dancetcstudio.com 3 NORTHERN VALLEY DANCE ACADEMY 75 Oak St. Norwood 201.784.6400 nvdanceacademy.com

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT 1 PINOT’S PALETTE 340 Old River Rd. Edgewater 201.943.9993 25 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.389.8676 pinotspalette.com 2 BIBI’Z LOUNGE 284 Center Ave. Westwood 201.722.8600 bibizlounge.com 3 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com 3 FIRE & OAK 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Montvale 201.307.1100 fireandoak.com

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1 BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggiesclambar.com 2 IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com 3 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com

HIKING TRAIL 1 RAMAPO VALLEY COUNTY RESERVATION 608 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah 201.327.3500 co.bergen.nj.us 2 TEANECK CREEK CONSERVANCY 20 Puffin Way Teaneck 201.836.2403 teaneckcreek.org

HORSEBACK RIDING 1 LOWER CROSS FARM 9 Lower Cross Rd. Saddle River 201.818.5640 lowercrossfarm.com 2 BERGEN EQUESTRIAN CENTER 40 Fort Lee Rd. Leonia 201.336.3370 bergenequestrian.com 3 ROCKLEIGH EQUESTRIAN CENTRE 24 Piermont Rd. Rockleigh 201.768.9745 reqcenter.com

IRISH BAR 1 DAVEY’S IRISH PUB 5 Park St. Montvale 201.391.9356 daveyspub.com 2 THE SHANNON ROSE 1200 Route 17 North Ramsey 201.669.4475 theshannonrose.com 2 TOMMY FOX’S PUBLIC HOUSE 32 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.384.0900 tommyfoxs.com 3 HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 N. Kinderkamack Rd. Montvale 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com 3 PJ FINNEGAN’S 274 Fairview Ave. Westwood 201.664.7576

KIDS’ PARTIES 1 SUKHA ARTS CENTER 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 sukhaarts.com 2 THE GAGASPHERE 140 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick 201.445.2546 thegagasphere.com 3 DANCETC. 7-15 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn 201.773.8588 dancetcstudio.com

3 SADDLE RIVER EQUESTRIAN CENTER* 300 Red Schoolhouse Rd. Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 845.735.3617 saddleriverequestrian.com

LIVE MUSIC

3 WINTER HAVEN EQUESTRIAN CENTER 695 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland 201.644.7230 winterhaveneq.com

2 DEBONAIR MUSIC HALL 1409 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck 201.833.0011 mexicalilive.com

ICE SKATING 1 FRITZ DIETL ICE RINK 639 Broadway Westwood 201.666.9883 fritzdietlicerink.com

MARGARITAS 1 BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ 23 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.541.0600 42 Kinderkamack Rd. Woodcliff Lake 201.782.9500 327 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.1331 bluemoonmexicancafe.com 2 ROSA MEXICANO 60 Riverside Square Mall Hackensack 201.489.9100 rosamexicano.com 3 BAHAMA BREEZE 1600 Bergen Town Center Paramus 201.368.5860 bahamabreeze.com 3 LA FORTALEZA 361 Midland Ave. Garfield 973.928.4470 lafortalezamexrestaurant.com 3 JALAPEÑOS MEXICAN GRILLE 930 Prospect St. Glen Rock 201.445.5566 jalapenosmexgrill.com

MARTINIS 1 ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 10 Sterling Blvd. Englewood 201.431.9404 2101 Promenade Blvd. Fair Lawn 201.796.2625 984 Route 17 North Ramsey 201.818.2625 acfp.com 2 THE CAPITAL GRILLE 1 Garden State Plaza Paramus 201.845.7040 thecapitalgrille.com

2 MARTINI GRILL 187 Hackensack St. Wood-Ridge 201.939.2000 martini-grill.com 3 FIRE & OAK 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Montvale 201.307.1100 fireandoak.com

MOVIE THEATER 1 AMC THEATRE 400 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.291.8524 75 Challenger Rd. Ridgefield Park 201.440.2242 amctheatres.com 2 WESTWOOD CINEMA 182 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.3200 westwoodmoviehouse.com

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Fritz Dietl 639 Broadway, Westwood, 201.666.9883 Established in 1958 by Austrian figure skating star Fritz Dietl, the rink began as a training center for top-level figure skaters. Now, it offers skating all year round for all ages. They offer public sessions, figure skating lessons, rentals and parties. Can’t stay on your feet? Skating instruction is just $10 for two hours!

1 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com

3 BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 30 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood 201.816.8160 bergenpac.org

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River Vale Country Club 660 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, 201.391.2300 This course is the creation of prolific designer Orrin Edward Smith, who constructed dozens of courses across the U.S. and was the protégé of legendary golf course architect Donald Ross. It is nestled in the picturesque Pascack Valley landscape and features a "championship course" consisting of 18 holes, which was traditionally meant for golf tournaments. But this course is now suitable for all skill levels. If your game isn’t up to par, the club also offers lessons and clinics. Inside the clubhouse, visitors can dine at the players’ restaurant or relax at the bar and watch the pros tee off on 60-inch HD TVs. 2 PARAMUS GOLF COURSE 314 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.6079 paramusgolfcourse.com

NATURE CENTER

3 DARLINGTON GOLF COURSE 277 Campgaw Rd. Mahwah 201.327.8778 golfbergencounty.com

1 FLAT ROCK BROOK NATURE CENTER 443 Van Nostrand Ave. Englewood 201.567.1265 flatrockbrook.org 1 TENAFLY NATURE CENTER 313 Hudson Ave. Tenafly 201.568.6093 tenaflynaturecenter.org 2 J. A. MCFAUL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER 150 Crescent Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.5571 co.bergen.nj.us 3 CLOSTER NATURE CENTER 154 Ruckman Rd. Closter 201.750.2778 closternaturecenter.org 3 THIELKE ARBORETUM 460 Doremus Rd. Glen Rock 201.447.0452 glenrockarboretum.org

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR 1 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com 2 LOU’S TAVERN 74 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.2103 3 TOMMY FOX’S PUBLIC HOUSE 32 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.384.0900 tommyfoxs.com 3 THE PEDDLER 44 E. Madison Ave. Cresskill 201.894.0718

PUBLIC GOLF COURSE 1 RIVER VALE COUNTRY CLUB 660 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.391.2300 rivervalecc.com

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SPORTS BAR 1 BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggiesclambar.com

WALKING/RUNNING PATH 1 SADDLE RIVER COUNTY PARK Dunkerhook Rd. Paramus 201.444.1117 co.bergen.nj.us 2 PALISADE INTERSTATE PARK 1 Alpine Approach Rd. Alpine 201.768.1360 njpalisades.org 3 VAN SAUN PARK 216 Forest Ave. Paramus 201.336.7275 co.bergen.nj.us

WINE LIST 1 ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. Haworth 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net

2 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com

2 AXIA TAVERNA 18 Piermont Rd. Tenafly 201.569.5999 axiataverna.com

3 BOOM BURGER 180 Route 17 South Mahwah 201 529.1806 theboomburger.com

2 ESTY STREET 86 Spring Valley Rd. Park Ridge 201.307.1515 estystreet.com

3 MILLER’S ALE HOUSE 270 Route 4 East Paramus 201.342.4800 millersalehouse.com

2 VARKA 30 N. Spruce St. Ramsey 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

3 SECTION 201 704 River Rd. New Milford 201.262.5600 section201.com

3 HO-HO-KUS INN AND TAVERN 1 E. Franklin Tpke. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.445.4115 hohokusinn.com

SUMMER CAMP 1 SPRING LAKE DAY CAMP* 234 Conklintown Rd. Ringwood 973.831.9000 springlakedaycamp.com

3 LA CAMBUSA 517 River Dr. Garfield 973.272.8739 cambusanj.com

2 SUKHA ARTS CENTER 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 sukhaarts.com

3 SOFIA 36 Engle St. Englewood 201.541.8530 sofiaenglewood.com

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SHOPPING ACTIVEWEAR 1 LULULEMON 100 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.291.2590 lululemon.com 2 ATHLETA 427 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Woodcliff Lake 201.391.1086 athleta.com 2 TAPESTRIE SPORT 18 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.431.9545 tapestrie.com

ANTIQUES 1 NONU VINTAGE 14 W. Madison Ave. Dumont 201.338.4765 nonuvintage.com 2 NOT TOO SHABBY 206 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.0419 nottooshabbynj.com 3 GRANNY'S ATTIC 19 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.632.0102 grannysatticnj.com

APPLIANCES 1 YUDIN'S APPLIANCES 378 Main St. Wyckoff 201.891.3111 yudinsappliances.com 2 OBERG & LINDQUIST 671 Broadway Westwood 201.664.1300 511 Goffle Rd. Wyckoff 21.689.3100 obergandlindquist.com

3 P.C. RICHARD & SON 317 Route 17 South Paramus 201.262.7676 pcrichard.com

ART GALLERY 1 WESTWOOD GALLERY 10 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.1800 westwoodartgallery.com 2 GLEN ROCK ART & FRAME 189 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.447.4123 3 OPHIR GALLERY 33 Park Pl. Englewood 201.871.0424 ophirgallery.com

BABY CLOTHING 1 GINGER KIDS 351 Center Ave. Westwood 201.358.5437 2 YOUNG FASHIONS 208 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.9371 3 TUTU SPOILED 298 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst 201.340.4645 tutuspoiled.com

BEAUTY SUPPLIES 1 GLAMOUR TOO 29 E. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.493.2002 2 ULTA BEAUTY 82 The Promenade Edgewater 201.313.0049 45 W. Spring Valley Ave. Maywood 201.368.0496 1255 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.327.3018 ulta.com

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Lululemon 100 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus, 201.291.2590 Beginning in Vancouver, Canada in the late 1990s, the company has been supplying customers with stylish and functional apparel that’s suitable for lifestyles that include yoga, running, weight-lifting and anything else that gets your heart pumping. Don’t like breaking a sweat? The gear—from pants and shorts to tanks and hoodies—is so comfortable that lounging in it is also an option. And don’t worry, guys—Lululemon has a large selection of men’s apparel too.

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Ginger Kids 351 Center Ave., Westwood, 201.358.5437 If you’re looking for a store that has a wide array of clothing and accessories for your child—whether you have a baby or a tween—look no further. Offering the highest quality and material, this is a onestop shop with offerings that range from bows and backpacks to shoes, shorts and jackets. Customers especially enjoy the kid-friendly, age-appropriate style for their children.

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3 BLUEMERCURY Multiple locations bluemercury.com 3 HARMON Multiple locations harmondiscount.com 3 SEPHORA 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.845.7071 1460 Paramus Park Mall Paramus 201.261.2811 sephora.com

BIKE SHOP 1 CYCLE SPORT 1 Hawthorne Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.5269 cyclesportonline.com 2 WESTWOOD CYCLE 182 Third Ave. Westwood 201.664.1688 westwoodcycle.com

BOOKSTORE 1 BARNES & NOBLE 187 Riverside Sq. Hackensack 201.488.8037 765 Route 17 South Paramus 201.445.4589 barnesandnoble.com 1 SHAW'S BOOK SHOP 79 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.4484 2 BOOKENDS 211 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.0726 book-ends.com

CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE 1 GINGER KIDS 351 Center Ave. Westwood 201.358.5437 2 TUTU SPOILED 298 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst 201.340.4645 tutuspoiled.com 3 YOUNG FASHIONS 208 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.9371

CONSIGNMENT/ VINTAGE CLOTHING

1 LAVIANO JEWELERS 175 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0616 lavianojewelers.com 2 RED VELVET LUXE 59 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.689.1800 redvelvetluxe.com 3 DANSON JEWELERS 201 Williams Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7076 dansonjewelers.com 3 DEVON FINE JEWELRY 303 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.848.8489 devonfinejewelry.com 3 HARTGERS JEWELERS 699 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.0044 hartgersjewelers.com

2 CURRENT CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE 135 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.2767 currentconsignment.com

FLORIST

3 DOUBLE TAKE 189 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.2525 edoubletake.com

2 HEIGHTS FLOWER SHOPPE 209 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.5464 heightsflowershoppe.com

3 SAVVY CHIC 30 Cottage Pl. Ridgewood 201.389.6900 savvychicconsignment.com

3 DENIS FLOWERS 185D Madison Ave. New Milford 201.262.9463 denisflowers.com

EYEWEAR

GIFT SHOP

1 ICARE EYEWEAR 115 Franklin Tpke. Mahwah 201.684.9000 icareeyewear.com

CAMERA STORE

2 LEVATO EYEWEAR 21 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.474.3264 levatoeyewear.com

FABRIC SHOP

2 BEST BUY 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.556.1321 700 Paramus Park Paramus 201.986.4793 17 W. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus 201.652.5794 bestbuy.com

1 PARAMUS FABRIC CENTER 70 Route 17 North Paramus 201.843.7640 paramusfabriccenter.com

2 PETERS CAMERA CENTER 38 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.384.1749

2 MICHAEL FELICE INTERIORS 318 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.710.5796 michaelfeliceinteriors.com

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1 NONU VINTAGE 14 W. Madison Ave. Dumont 201.338.4765 nonuvintage.com

3 BOOKS & GREETINGS 271 Livingston St. Northvale 201.784.2665 booksandgreetings.com

1 BERGEN COUNTY CAMERA 270 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.4113 bergencountycamera.com

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2 WHOLESALE PHOTO 85 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.444.0777 wholesalephoto.com

2 JO ANN FABRIC 30 A & S Dr. Paramus 201.444.7926 joann.com

1 FLOWERS BY JOAN 22 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.670.6767 flowersbyjoan.net

1 MARKET HOUSE 172 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.0234 markethouseshoplocal.com 2 GINGER N’ CREAM 350 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.2440 3 THE DEPOT 22 Prospect St. Midland Park 201.444.6120 depotgiftstore.com 3 PAZZAZED GIFT AND HOME 826 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.485.8022 6 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 201.857.5004 pazzazed.com

HARDWARE 1 SHADES OF SOHO 175 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.857.2266 shadesofsoho.com 2 OAKLAND HARDWARE 347 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland 201.337.8068 oaklandhardware.com 3 HOME HARDWARE & SUPPLY 27 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick 201.652.5666 homehardwaresupply.com

HEALTH FOOD 1 ORGANICA NATURAL FOODS 246 Livingston St. Northvale 201.767.8182 organicanaturalfoods.com 2 FAIRWAY MARKET 30 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus 201.444.5455 fairwaymarket.com 2 WHOLE FOODS MARKET Multiple locations wholefoodsmarket.com 3 HEALTHWAY 35 Riveredge Rd. Tenafly 201.569.4558 healthwaynatural.com 3 THE MARKET PLACE 21 Brownstone Way Englewood 201.568.1968 3 TRADER JOE'S 715 River Rd. Edgewater 201.945.5932 404 Route 17 North Paramus 201.265.9624 20 Irvington St. Westwood 201.263.0134 traderjoes.com

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Organica Natural Foods 246 Livingston St., Northvale, 201.767.8182 Are you hungry but trying to steer clear of preservatives and other unhealthy additives? This natural food store offers produce and healthy grab-and-go options that will help you do just that. It also has a kitchen that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, each with vegan and gluten-free options. All produce, eggs, milk and flour used is strictly organic—even the water used and served is triple filtered. You can also pick up a juice, smoothie or shake from their organic juice bar while you shop!

LINGERIE 1 VICTORIA’S SECRET Multiple locations victoriassecret.com 2 WOB LINGERIE 920 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.265.6116 365 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.560.9800 woblingerie.com 3 CHANTILLY LACE 253 Everett Ave. Wyckoff 201.847.8747 chantillylaceofwyckoff.com 3 SOCIETY FEMME 250 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.722.9300 societyfemme.com

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MALL 1 PARAMUS PARK MALL 700 Paramus Park Paramus 201.261.8000 paramuspark.com 1 WESTFIELD GARDEN STATE PLAZA 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.843.2121 westfield.com 2 THE SHOPS AT RIVERSIDE 390 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack 201.489.0151 simon.com 3 BERGEN TOWN CENTER Route 4 East & Forest Ave. Paramus 201.845.4050 bergentowncenter.com

MATTRESSES 1 BRUCE THE BED KING 467 Main St. Hackensack 201.518.9750 703 Route 17 South Paramus 201.345.9576 brucethebedking.com 2 BEST DEAL FURNITURE 10 Humphrey St. Englewood 201.227.1180 bestdealfurnitureonline.com 2 RAYMOUR & FLANIGAN 200 Route 17 North Paramus 201.649.9941 165 Route 4 West River Edge 551.228.7650 raymourflanigan.com

2 WESTWOOD SLEEP CENTERS 88 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.444.4080 30 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.358.8282 westwoodsleepcenters.com

MEN’S FASHION 1 SAL LAURETTA FOR MEN 621 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.669.3325 sallauretta.com 2 NORDSTROM 501 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.843.1122 nordstrom.com 3 MONTE CARLO 123 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.594.9777 montecarlomenswear.com 3 VERO UOMO 23 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.894.1424 verouomo.com

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER 1 ROHSLER’S ALLENDALE NURSEY 100 Franklin Tpke. Allendale 201.327.3156 rohslers.com 2 METROPOLITAN FARM 119 Hickory Ln. Closter 201.767.0244 metropolitanfarm.com

OUTDOOR FURNITURE 1 SKI BARN 846 Route 17 North Paramus 201.445.9070 skibarn.com

2 BACKYARD LIVING 235 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.689.9111 bylnj.com 2 FORTUNOFF BACKYARD STORE 141 Route 17 South Paramus 201.262.1700 fortunoffbys.com

OUTDOOR GEAR 1 CAMPMOR 810 Route 17 North Paramus 201.445.5000 campmor.com 2 RAMSEY OUTDOOR STORE 835 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.327.8141 ramseyoutdoor.com 3 L.L. BEAN 700 Paramus Park Paramus 888.490.3837 llbean.com 3 REI 2200 Bergen Town Center Paramus 201.226.1560 rei.com

PAINT STORE 1 PETE & JOHN'S PAINT MARKET 400 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland 201.337.0233 peteandjohnspaintmarket.com

3 WALDWICK PAINT & WALLPAPER 28 E. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.444.2882 waldwickpaint.com

PET BOUTIQUE 1 FUR THE LOVE OF PETS 32 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.599.9500 furtheloveofpets.com 1 MUTT HUT PET BOUTIQUE Washington Township mutthutonline.com 2 WESTWOOD PETS UNLIMITED 15 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.7111 westwoodpetsunlimited.com 3 MISS MOLLY'S LAP OF LUXURY 41 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs 201.482.4366 missmollysnj.com 3 PET SUPPLIES PLUS Multiple locations petsuppliesplus.com 3 WHOLISTIC PAWS 23 Hawthorne Ave. Park Ridge 201.690.6750 60 E. Main S. St. Ramsey 201.962.3898 215 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.444.9911 wholisticpaws.com

2 NORTONS PAINT 632 Route 17 North Paramus 201.447.4747 nortonspaint.com

SHOES

2 SHERWIN WILLIAMS Multiple locations sherwin-williams.com

2 GINGER N’ CREAM 350 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.2240

3 PAINT-N-PAPER 199 Kinderkamack Rd. Emerson 201.265.9385 benjaminmoore.com 3 RICCIARDI BROTHERS Multiple locations ricciardibrothers.com

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1 GARDINER & CO. 10 Van Neste Sq. Ridgewood 201.447.0910

3 DSW 60 Route 17 North Paramus 201.291.0505 235 Interstate Shopping Center Ramsey 201.669.3053 dsw.com

SHOPPING DESTINATIONS 1 DOWNTOWN WESTWOOD destinationwestwood.com 2 DOWNTOWN RIDGEWOOD 201.442.2600 experienceridgewood.com 2 PARAMUS PARK MALL 700 Paramus Park Paramus 201.261.8000 paramuspark.com 2 WESTFIELD GARDEN STATE PLAZA 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.843.2121 westfield.com 3 THE OUTLETS AT BERGEN TOWN CENTER Route 4 East & Forest Ave. Paramus 201.845.4050 bergentowncenter.com

SKI SHOP 1 MOUNT EVEREST 318 Third Ave. Westwood 201.664.2500 ridemteverest.com 2 SKI BARN 846 Route 17 North Paramus 201.445.9070 skibarn.com

SPORTS SHOP 1 RUNNERS’ HOUSE 688 Westwood Ave. River Vale 201.497.6260 therunnershouse.com 2 CYCLE SPORT 1 Hawthorne Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.5269 cyclesportonline.com 3 CAMPMOR 810 Route 17 North Paramus 201.445.5000 campmor.com 3 RIDGEWOOD RUNNING COMPANY 258 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.1828

Rohsler's Allendale Nursery 100 Franklin Tpke., Allendale, 201.327.3156 Austrian immigrant Herman George Rohsler began growing ornamental plants for different landscapes in 1913, and his efforts grew and evolved into one of Bergen County’s most recognized businesses. The nursery today offers everything from poinsettias to hydrangeas, and all plants are grown at Rohsler’s 16-acre nursery and horse farm. Lacking a green thumb? Rohsler’s gardening experts are always available to answer your questions.

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Campmor 810 Route 17 North, Paramus, 201.445.5000 You can buy average camping and outdoor gear anywhere, but Campmor prides itself on stocking products of the highest quality. There’s plenty of clothing and footwear for all ages and gear and equipment for dozens of outdoor activities—backpacks, tents, kayaks and more. Head to the store now for generous back-to-school discounts, or pick up a gift certificate as the perfect present for the adventure-seeker in your life.

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Pamper & Polish Day Spa 116 Broadway, Woodcliff Lake, 201.782.0277 Pamper yourself with a body, nail or skin treatment at this luxurious full-service spa, or go all in and select a package for an all-encompassing session. Specials include the “Get Away Package,” “Pamper Spa Package,” “Teen Package,” “Mini Escape,” and the “Green Tea Spa Package.” The spa is open for girls and women of all ages, and you can also pick up high-end skin products such as Guinot during your visit.

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STATIONERY 1 THE WRITE OCCASION 630 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.8889 write-occasion.com 2 L&N GRAND 247 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.5016 lngrand.com 2 PAPYRUS 390 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack 201.646.1353 1055 Garden State Plaza Paramus 201.291.1822 76 E Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.4071 papyrusonline.com 2 YOU'RE SO INVITED! 260 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.8600 youresoinvited.com

TILE STORE 1 FUDA TILE INC. 261 Route 46 West Elmwood Park 201.797.8980 455 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.825.0900 313 Broad Ave. Ridgefield 201.945.3832 fudatile.com 1 WAYNE TILE 50 Spring St. Ramsey waynetile.com 201.825.8000 2 ANTONELLA ROMANO TILE & STONE 248 Everett Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.2444 stoneandtilenj.com

TOYS 1 THE GROW-CERY 190 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.447.0447 2 THE CANTEEN 277 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.383.0144 thecanteenonline.com 2 LEARNING EXPRESS 111 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.8697 learningexpress.com

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WATCHES 1 LAVIANO JEWELERS 175 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0616 lavianojewelers.com

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1 THE TIMEPIECE COLLECTION 58 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 877.678.8463 thetimepiececollection.com 2 HARTGERS JEWELERS 699 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.0044 hartgersjewelers.com

BARBER 1 ALT + CO. 43-45 Hudson St. Ridgewood 201.444.4500 altandcompany.com 2 MAPLE BARBER SHOP 6 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.6595

2 MICHAEL KORS 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.368.8800 michaelkors.com

3 DOMENIC & PIETRO BARBER STUDIO 616 N. Maple St. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.652.8488

WINE AND SPIRITS

3 ROBERT'S HAIRCUTTERS 82 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.327.5599

1 TOTAL WINE 1001 Main St. River Edge 201.968.1777 totalwine.com 2 BOTTLE KING Multiple locations bottleking.com 3 MASON’S CELLAR 23 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.935.1212

WOMEN’S FASHION 1 GINGER N’ CREAM 350 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.2240 2 SUITE 201 11 S. Walnut St. Ridgewood 201.670.0200 shopsuite201.com 3 THREADS 149 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.1697 threadswestwood.com

BEAUTY AIRBRUSH TAN 1 BRUSHED TANNING STUDIO 10 Riverside Square Mall Hackensack 1100 Route 17 North Ramsey 201.327.5155 brushedtanningstudio.com 2 PANICO SALON & SPA Services provided by Glow Commando 144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.4515 panico.com 3 BEYOND SPA 20 Prospect Ave. Hackensack 551.996.4500 87 Route 17 North Maywood 551.996.2833 hackensackumc.org

3 TOP CUTZ 56 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.426.0280 5 N. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.857.8822

BLOWOUT 1 ERIC ALT SALON Multiple locations ericaltsalon.com 2 ARTISTS & ARCHITECTS SALON 580 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.0424 artistsandarchitects.com 3 MOXIE BLOWDRY & BEAUTY BAR Multiple locations moxieblowdryandbeautybar.com

DAY SPA 1 PAMPER & POLISH DAY SPA 116 Broadway Woodcliff Lake 201.782.0277 pamperandpolishdayspa.com 2 THE FOUNTAIN SPA 10 Riverside Square Mall Hackensack 201.327.5155 1100 Route 17 North Ramsey 201.327.5155 thefountainspa.com

2 PAMPER & POLISH DAY SPA 116 Broadway Woodcliff Lake 201.782.0277 pamperandpolishdayspa.com 3 PANICO SALON & SPA 393 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.265.1765 144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.4515 panico.com

FACIAL 1 PAMPER & POLISH DAY SPA 116 Broadway Woodcliff Lake 201.782.0277 pamperandpolishdayspa.com 2 PANICO SALON & SPA 393 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.265.1765 144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.4515 panico.com 3 ARAYA REBIRTH 10 Garber Sq. Ridgewood 201.445.7005 araya-rebirth.com

GYM/HEALTH CLUB 1 BAR METHOD 91 Vervalen St. Closter 525 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.567.6006 580 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.0300 barmethod.com 2 COREFIRE 195 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 973.744.0510 corefirepilates.com

3 THE GYM 20 Nordhoff Place Englewood 201.567.9399 2 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Montvale 201.802.9399 gettothegym.com

HAIR UPDO 1 PANICO SALON & SPA 393 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.265.1765 144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.4515 panico.com 2 ARTISTS & ARCHITECTS SALON 580 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.0424 artistsandarchitects.com 3 J & CO HAIR STUDIO 314 Route 4 East Paramus 201.487.1008 jandcohairstudio.com

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Alt & Co. 43-45 Hudson St., Ridgewood, 201.444.4500 Guys, you’ll never look better after a cut at this hip, modern barbershop. Experienced barbers and stylists will give you the cut you want or advise you on which styles suit you best. Don’t forget that facial hair matters too, so stop in for a classic wet shave. Call or download their app to make an appointment now!

3 FEMME FITNESS 34 Commerce Way Hackensack 201.549.5200 myfemmefit. com

3 BEYOND SPA 20 Prospect Ave. Hackensack 551.996.4500 87 Route 17 North Maywood 551.996.2833 hackensackumc.org

EYEBROW SHAPING 1 CHRISTY K. BROWS AND WAX LOUNGE 150 Engle St. Englewood 201.408.0106

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1 CYCLE BAR 125 Vervalen St. Closter 201.897.6924 2012 Hudson St. Fort Lee 201.227.6400 327 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.897.6923 cyclebar.com 2 RIDE REVOLUTION 277 Livingston St. Northvale 917.485.0272 ride-revolution.com 3 ZING CYCLE 145 Piermont Rd. Tenafly 201.399.4999 zingcycle.com

MAKEUP APPLICATION 1 PANICO SALON & SPA 393 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.265.1765 144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.4515 panico.com 2 ARTISTS & ARCHITECTS SALON 580 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.0424 artistsandarchitects.com 3 ARAYA REBIRTH 10 Garber Sq. Ridgewood 201.445.7005 araya-rebirth.com

MANI/PEDI 1 PAMPER & POLISH DAY SPA 116 Broadway Woodcliff Lake 201.782.0277 pamperandpolishdayspa.com 2 BEYOND SPA 20 Prospect Ave. Hackensack 551.996.4500 87 Route 17 North Maywood 551.996.2833 hackensackumc.org 3 KARMA ORGANIC SPA 43 Park Pl. Englewood 201.871.0200 32 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 201.857.5300 karmaorganicspa.com

MASSAGE 1 PAMPER & POLISH DAY SPA 116 Broadway Woodcliff Lake 201.782.0277 pamperandpolishdayspa.com

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2 BEYOND SPA 20 Prospect Ave. Hackensack 551.996.4500 87 Route 17 North Maywood 551.996.2833 hackensackumc.org 3 ARAYA REBIRTH 10 Garber Sq. Ridgewood 201.445.7005 araya-rebirth.com

PHARMACY 1 CVS Multiple locations cvs.com 1 MILLER'S PHARMACY & SURGICAL 678 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 888.891.3334 millerspharmacy.com 2 HEIGHTS SPECIALTY PHARMACY 450 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.0404 heightsspecialty.com 2 ROCK RIDGE PHARMACY 191 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.444.4190 rockridgepharmacy.com 2 TOWN & COUNTRY APOTHECARY 60 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.0013 towncountryrx.com 3 RITE AID Multiple locations riteaid.com 3 WALDWICK PHARMACY 16 E. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.445.1100 waldwickpharmacy.com 3 WALGREENS Multiple locations walgreens.com

PILATES STUDIO 1 ONEBODY MATRIX 291 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.286.2213 onebodymatrix.com 2 SUKHA ARTS CENTER 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 sukhaarts.com 3 COREFIRE 195 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 973.744.0510 corefirepilates.com

SALON 1 THE B HIVE 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483 thebhivesalon.com 2 ROCK YOUR HAIR STUDIOS 633 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.857.4111 rockyourhairstudios.com 3 PANICO SALON & SPA 393 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.265.1765 144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.4515 panico.com

YOGA STUDIO 1 SUKHA ARTS CENTER 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 sukhaarts.com 2 SHREE YOGA 3 Barnstable Ct. Saddle River 201.822.1131 shreeyoga.com 3 THE BODY IMAGE BOUTIQUE 96 E. Allendale Rd. Saddle River 201.708.8448 thebodyimageboutique.com

SERVICES CAR WASH 1 URBAN AUTO CAR WASH 827 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.560.1144 785 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.327.8660 urbanautospa.com 2 THE VILLAGE AUTO WASH 152 S. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.444.3530 thevillageautowash.com 3 NEW LOOK HAND CAR WASH 60 W. Passaic St. Rochelle Park 201.291.8440 3 RIDGEWOOD AUTO WASH 450 S. Broad St. Glen Rock 201.444.6037 ridgewoodautowash-hub.com

CONTRACTOR 1 CREATIVE DESIGN CONSTRUCTION INC. 204 Livingston St. Northvale 201.822.1949 creativedesignconstruction.com

2 H & H REMODELING 74 Ethel Ave. Hawthorne 973.949.4431 hhremodelingco.com 3 DIOR CONSTRUCTION 10 Forest Ave. Paramus 201.472.5462 diorconstruction.com 3 ROOF4ROOF 520 Route 17 South Carlstadt 866.921.8004 roof4roof.com

DOG TRAINER 1 KATHY SANTO DOG TRAINING 25 N. Spruce St. Ramsey 201.512.8316 kathysantodogtraining.com 2 DOGGY DEUCE & PET’S BEST FRIEND 297-101 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.663.1879 doggydeucerml.com 3 CANINES CAN DO 201.323.2514 caninescando.com

ELECTRICIAN 1 GENERATION III, INC. Waldwick 201.445.6969 generation3inc.com 2 MONTE ELECTRIC INC. 395 President St. Saddle Brook 201.933.6600 monteelectric.co 2 ROS ELECTRIC 57 Bellevue Ave. Elmwood Park 201.796.2923 roselectricllc.com

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Onebody Matrix 291 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, 201.286.2213 Learn to live a healthier, more relaxing lifestyle by enhancing your mind, body and soul at the Onebody Matrix Wellness Center. Activities range from personal training, meditation and pilates (mat, reformer and cadillac) to nutritional counseling, juice cleansing and colonic hydrotherapy. Founded by Alison Witzmann, a professor of kinesiology, the studio hosts many programs like “Pilates in the Park,” scheduled for this month in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square Ridgewood. 3 RAGONE ELECTRIC 405 Springfield Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.424.5390 ragoneelectric.com

HOME STAGING 1 CORINTHIAN HOME STAGING Upper Saddle River 201.838.6390 corinthianhomestaging.com 2 TIMELESS DECOR STAGING AND MORE Ridgewood 201.819.4466 timeless-decor.com

INTERIOR DESIGN 1 RON NATHAN INTERIOR DESIGN GROUP 392 Main St. Wyckoff 201.666.8185 ronnathaninteriors.com

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Kathy Santo Dog Training 25 N. Spruce St., Ramsey, 201.512.8316 Did a furry friend just join your family, or is your pooch not sitting or staying when prompted? Perhaps Fido just needs a grooming? Kathy Santo provides friendly and efficient training for all dogs, helping them become the most lovable pets ever. Private dog training, dog daycare, grooming and general classes are available. She also offers phone/Skype classes for pet owners who can’t attend in-person sessions.

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Ron Nathan Interior Design Group 392 Main St., Wyckoff, 201.666.8185 People searching for innovative ways to redo their homes need not look any further. The Ron Nathan Interior Design Group can reinvent any space—bedroom or bath, living room or dining area, man or womancave. Clients can also browse through Ron Nathan’s large portfolio, which may spark some ideas about what you want. The staff always considers the homeowners’ needs for each design, combining those factors with their experience and insight to create spaces that clients will love.

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Perfect Limo Service Inc. 12 W. Grand Ave., Montvale, 201.573.1321 There’s more to travel than getting from point A to point B, and Perfect Limo goes the extra mile to provide the best service to its clients. With state-of-the-art Cadillacs, Lincolns, Fords and party buses in its fleet, the company is ready to take you and your guests to your destination in style. Whether the occasion is for leisure or work, Perfect Limo Service has you covered. 2 SHADES OF SOHO 175 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.857.2266 shadesofsoho.com 3 GRANERT INTERIOR DESIGN & PLANNING 225 Franklin Ave. Midland Park 201.251.8377 granertinteriordesignnj.com

JEWELRY REPAIR 1 AVO’S ELEGANT JEWELRY 179 Kinderkamack Rd. Emerson 201.265.3118 2 LAVIANO JEWELERS 175 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0616 lavianojewelers.com

KITCHEN REMODELER 1 ULRICH INC. 100 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.445.1260 ulrichinc.com 2 CABINET ARTISTRY 216 Old Tappan Rd. Old Tappan 201.664.2323 cabinetartistryllc.com 3 KITCHEN & BATH VISION 401 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.262.0081 kitchenandbathvision.com

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PET GROOMER 1 AMY’S ROYAL TREATMENT 390 Market St. Saddle Brook 201.909.0960 amysroyaltreatment.com 2 FUR THE LOVE OF PETS 32 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.599.9500 furtheloveofpets.com

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2 BEN FRANKLIN PLUMBING 324 Ringwood Ave. Pompton Lakes 973.557.4518 benfranklinplumbingnj.com

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2 PARAMUS PLUMBING & MECHANICAL Paramus 201.336.4977 paramusplumbing.net

2 FRIEDBERG PROPERTIES & ASSOCIATES Multiple locations friedbergproperties.com

1 JEAN TERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY 808 High Mountain Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.301.3556 jeantermanphotography.com 2 JODI CRANDELL PHOTOGRAPHY Glen Rock 201.632.1162 jodicrandellphotography.com 3 BILL SHAW PHOTOGRAPHY 17 S. Franklin Tpke. Ramsey 201.310.9329 liamshaw.photoshelter.com

PICTURE FRAMING 1 GLEN ROCK ART & FRAME 189 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.447.4123

1 PERFECT LIMO SERVICE INC. 13 W. Grand Ave. Montvale 201.573.1321 perfectlimo.com

1 WESTWOOD GALLERY 10 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.1800 westwoodartgallery.com

2 VANDER PLAAT LIMO SERVICE 530 High Mountain Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.445.0110 vanderplaatlimo.com

2 FRAMES BY YOU 137 Kinderkamack Rd. Park Ridge 201.930.0084 eframesbyyou.com

3 AIR BROOK 18 Overlook Ave. Rochelle Park 1.800.800.1990 airbrook.com 3 LIMO EXPRESS 725 Main St. Hackensack 201.343.3488 limoexpressnj.com

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3 JEWEL SPIEGEL GALLERY OF NJ 30 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.871.3577 jewelspiegelgallery.com

3 FRAME IT YOURSELF 89 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.2615 frameityourselfofwestwood.com 3 GATE HOUSE GALLERIES 394 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.4499 gatehousegalleries.com

1 GENERATION III Waldwick 201.445.6969 generation3inc.com

3 SINKWAY BROS. PLUMBING & HEATING 326 Harristown Rd. Glen Rock 201.652.8330

POOL SERVICE 1 THE POOL COMPANY 173 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.722.1765 servicemypool.com 2 OAKES POOL SERVICE 222 Virginia Ave. New Milford 201.836.8898 oakespools.com 3 BARON POOLS SERVICE 19 Mechanic St. Ramsey 201.934.1222 baronpools.com

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER 1 BARB'S HOME ORGANIZING Ramsey 201.280.3432 barbshomeorganizing.com 2 LET’S GET ORGANIZED Westwood 201.364.6833 lgorganized.com 2 SUBURBAN CONCIERGE Ramsey 201.410.4183 thescnj.com 3 ORGANIZING TOGETHER Ramsey 201.857.7534 organizingtogether.com

1 TERRIE O'CONNOR REAL ESTATE Multiple locations tocr.com

3 COLDWELL BANKER Multiple locations coldwellbanker.com

TUTORING 1 BRAIN STORM TUTORING & ARTS 808 High Mountain Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.847.8676 stormthetest.com 2 EXPERT TUTORING & COLLEGE COUNSELING Englewood 20 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 244 Everett Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.5575 experttutoringnj.com 3 TUTOR DOCTOR Multiple locations tutordoctor.com

VETERINARY CENTER 1 DUMONT ANIMAL HOSPITAL 53 Washington Ave. Dumont 201.387.7297 2 MAYWOOD VETERINARY CLINIC 125 E. Passaic St. Maywood 201.368.0607 maywoodvet.com 3 BERGEN COUNTY VETERINARY CENTER 120 Hopper Ave. Waldwick 201.447.4444 bergencountyveterinarycenter. com

WRITE-INS ELECTRONICS STORE QUANTUM INCENTIVES & MARKETING 160 Terrace St. Haworth 201.771.7600

ACUPUNCTURE PEMA CHEN ACUPUNCTURE 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood 201.431.5066 pemachenacu.com RESULTS ACUPUNCTURE 53 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.385.3130 resultsacupuncture.com

BRIDAL SOMETHING SPECIAL BRIDALS 240 Everett Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.7219 somethingspecialbridals.com

NUTRITIONIST JULENE STASSOU MS, RD 140 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs 530 Main St. Fort Lee 917.626.3300 julenestassoumsrd.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY KESSLER REHABILITATION CENTER Multiple locations kesslerrehabilitationcenter. com

TRIATHLON CLUB/ TRAINING RTA TRIATHLON COACHING & CLUB 335 Marshall St. Ridgewood 646.484.1998 ridgewoodtriathlete.com

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Drummer Mat Uychich, left, and lead vocalist/ guitarist Brian Sella form the core of The Front Bottoms. Rounding out the band are bassist Tom Warren and guitarist/trumpeter/keyboard player Ciaran O’Donnell. BERGENMAG.COM

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TALKIN’ TUNES with The Front Bottoms

With inspiration from rockers Say Anything, Woodcliff Lake native Brian Sella formed a band steeped in a punk sensibility with sentimental, autobiographical lyrics on subjects ranging from the uncertainty of adulthood to complicated relationships. It’s a winning combination: The Front Bottom’s Talon of the Hawk was ranked no. 4 on the top 20 albums of the year list by NPR’s All Songs Considered in 2013, and their tune “Twin Size Mattress” has been listened to more than 14.5 million times on Spotify. Now in a BERGEN exclusive, Sella talks about the group’s beginnings, its upcoming sixth studio album Going Gray— and his summer antics at Old Mill Pond.

By Alena Woods What were the first experiences you and bandmate Mat Uychich had in music? When I was in high school, I used to ride my bike over to Mat’s house and jam in his basement. Then one Christmas, my mom gave me three hours of recording studio time in a professional studio. We banged out 12 songs without stopping. I officially started the band when I was a freshman in college, because I realized pretty quickly that I needed to be actively creative. We would play this coffee place, Cool Beans in Oradell, and other coffee shops and open mics. We played at Ramapo College a lot and even went down to Rutgers for gigs. We started touring by going to New England and Florida— now we get to go all over the world.

Tell us about some of your touring adventures. We just got to open for Blink-182, who I absolutely loved as a kid. Some people have to hustle and grind, and I feel like the luckiest guy in the world, performing for people who care. Even playing for a crowd of 10 people, which is how it used to be, was truly unbelievable. Recently in London, we played at the O2 arena for two nights in a row for about 15,000 people. I’m super thankful and happy we get to do this—to create and sell art and just make people happy. Best of all, when people sing my lyrics back to me, I feel like a god! Just kidding—but really, it’s an incredible sensation.

The group has a new album dropping on Oct. 13. What can fans expect from it? It’s called Going Gray, and we experimented with the way we record just to keep it fresh and exciting. We went all over to record the songs on this album— LA, Austin, London. We would record them quickly but keep a punkrock attitude about it by making the sound bigger than the last album. We tried to make a full package—keep it us, keep it wacky. A few interludes will be exclusive to the vinyl; they were ones that we made in our basement and wanted to include. There will be that one classic big pop song, and when we play this album on tour, we’d like to maybe add a violin player, get a horn section so the songs play really well.

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What advice would you give to local bands trying to break into the music scene? Just make sure you’re having fun. Making music is a crazy thing, and whatever you get out of your experience should be positive. There are so many other things you could do that would be just as much fun. People are only gonna give a sh*t about your music if you do. Set goals for yourself. Give yourself deadlines. Make the movie, make the music video or any ridiculous art piece, and let people see it. It might not be a hit, but maybe it will be.

What are your favorite memories of growing up in Woodcliff Lake? Do you still live in New Jersey? I spent most summer days at the Old Mill Pool, from fourth grade all the way to high school. It was old school: having to get out of the pool every day because some little kid pooped in the water or something. No waterslides or games, just the plain pool, but I loved it. Later, I used to go to the Ramapo Reservation all the time. I feel lucky to have come from a place like this. I still live in New Jersey, just not up north anymore.

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GARDEN PARTY

Guess who’s coming to dinner! Ramapo College’s first family breaks bread with celebrity chef Sara Moulton, and she serves up dishes made with ingredients straight from the backyard. By Darius Amos

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Some say the way to one’s heart is through good food. Whether you believe it or not, what’s fact is that the best way to care for your ticker is to eat fresh and nutritious meals. That’s the belief of Ramapo College President Peter Mercer and his wife, Jacqueline EhlertMercer. Twice a year, the Mercers host a dinner and lecture featuring a renowned chef who is known for cooking

with fresh ingredients that not only taste good but are good for you too. The dinners are part of the Havemeyer Edible Garden speaker series at Mahwah’s Ramapo College. The garden, located at the Mercer residence on campus, is a center where fruits and vegetables grow and where the community learns about the benefits of healthful eating. “We had Sara Moulton over earlier this year because

Above: Ramapo College President Peter Mercer and his wife, Jacqueline Ehlert-Mercer, hosted a dinner and lecture with celebrity chef and author Sara Moulton earlier this year. Opposite, clockwise from top left: the dinner’s menu items were inspired by recipes found in Moulton’s book Home Cooking 101; some of the decor and menu items came from the college’s Havemeyer Edible Garden; all guests received a copy of Moulton’s book; approximately 60 family members and friends attended the dinner.

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{ ENTERTAINING } she uses the same philosophy that we preach at the garden,” says Ehlert-Mercer, a registered dietitian who has lectured on nutrition throughout the state. “And Sara’s dishes are delicious and easy to make.” Recipes from Moulton’s latest book, Home Cooking 101, inspired the dinner’s menu, which was prepared by members of the Ramapo College dining services. Several students also pitched in, helping greet guests and serve food and drinks. Approximately 60 people—from friends and family to community leaders and college dignitaries— enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and a main course that included cold Southwestern gazpacho soup, broccoli carpaccio with broccoli stalk salad and baked chicken thighs with pancetta, olives and cherry tomatoes. “A lot of the ingredients used for the menu came from the edible garden,” Ehlert-Mercer notes. Some of the decor, such as the floral centerpieces on each table, also came straight from the garden.

In addition to dinner (and French apple tart for dessert!), guests had the chance to pepper Moulton with culinary questions and listen to her talk about her book and mentor, Julia Child. All attendees also received an autographed copy of Home Cooking 101 as well as gifts from the edible garden: fresh honey and lavender pillows and soap. “The edible garden is a way that people in the community can come together and experience food being grown rather than buying it in stores,” explains Ehlert-Mercer. “Here, they can connect with freshness.” What else is in the garden? Visitors will find many types of herbs, several varieties of apples and tomatoes, cherries, blackberries, raspberries and more. It’s also home to several honeybee hives, from which EhlertMercer harvests fresh honey. The evening’s guests had the opportunity to tour the garden before and after dinner.

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This page: The Mercers host two dinners a year featuring a renowned chef who embraces the healthful-eating philosophy preached at the Havemeyer Edible Garden. Opposite, clockwise from top: members of the Ramapo College dining services prepare the dinner using recipes from Sara Moulton’s most recent book; BERGEN Editor in Chief Rita Guarna, Linda Dator, Jacqueline Ehlert-Mercer and Sara Moulton; chefs plated a menu that included deviled eggs, baked chicken thighs and cold Southwestern gazpacho soup.

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A ‘ROOM’ WITH A VIEW It’s all about the breathtaking vista in this modern, art-filled Edgewater condo. By Marisa Sandora Interior design by Mannarino Designs Inc. Photography by Lauren Hagerstrom and Dan Ryan

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Left: My Brother’s Keeper by artist Daniel Barkley hangs over a simple bench that designer Anna Maria Mannarino found online and washed in blue. The blue and gray abstract rug is from the Renaissance collection from Samad Rugs in East Rutherford. Above: Angel by Andrey Skripka looks down on the dining table and brings in more of the reds and blues used throughout the condo.

With dramatic views of New York City across the Hudson River, this Edgewater condo was designed to keep people’s eyes on the prize. “The idea was never to take away from that view,” says designer Anna Maria Mannarino of Mannarino Designs Inc. “It was to create a story on the way to that view.” The story Mannarino created for this twobedroom showhouse in The Pearl building involved a younger couple, both working, who travel a lot, collecting art as they explore the world. “I wanted the space to be something collected and curated so that it looked like it was done over time,” explains Mannarino. “There’s a big focus on the artwork. And you could not deny the views. The views are the

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main art in the apartment.” The actual art was from James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery in Holmdel. Yarosh and Mannarino selected works that complement the color scheme of the space, mostly white and silver with accents of gold, blue and red. “I wanted strong white to be the primary backdrop,” says Mannarino. “It’s a clean palette to highlight all of the artwork.” One striking piece is My Brother’s Keeper by Daniel Barkley. The 60” x 60” painting depicts Archangel Michael laying atop ice with his brother Lucifer depicted below. The painting hangs over a simple bench in the space between the kitchen and living

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room, making use of every inch of the 1,100-square-foot condo. The living room features a dove gray leather sofa that’s curved so that even while watching TV one can enjoy the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows. A matte gold and glass circular coffee table by Robert Allen sits atop a Rex Ray rug with a circular starburst pattern. The TV is mounted on a wall covered with black lacquer-esque vinyl mounted on a track. “The idea is that when the TV is off, it disappears, bringing the focus back to the artwork,” says Mannarino. The master bedroom, which also features that stunning view, is a calm retreat of soft lavender and amethyst tones. But Mannarino wanted both a man and a woman to enjoy the space, so she chose a mighty oak bed by Promemoria to complement the softer color palette. The wall behind the bed is a pale amethyst shimmer wallpaper to “add a bit of glamour,” she says. The other walls of the

room are painted the same soothing color. Sleek, modern nightstands by Val Italia hold amethyst glass lamps by Arteriors. The white kitchen floats in the middle of the open-concept condo, and Mannarino sought to visually anchor it by adding a gray leather skin to the island and the border walls. “It gives it a little bit of texture and adds some interest,” she says. The adjacent dining area features a bronze table by Brabbu and three linen-covered chairs by Promemoria with blue leather backs and bronze handles. Silvery wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries covers the wall behind a gray bench, “a random find” that brings another nice detail to the room. In the end, Mannarino was very happy with the way the gallery-like space came together. “The design kept things very open,” she says. “It has a definite organic flow to it. When you open the door and you look down the long, narrow space, your eye goes right to the view of New York City.”

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Above and right: In the master bedroom, an oak bed from Promemoria, an Italian company, features hand-forged steel accents on the headboard. “I wanted something strong here to be the focal point,” says Mannarino. In front of the window, two purple velvet chairs, also by Promemoria, flank a small drink table by Arteriors. The rug is a subtle floral wool and silk rug from Creative Touch Rugs in Secaucus.

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A CHAT WITH...

Two scribes with Bergen ties. These wordsmiths put pen to paper, captivating readers with tales as varied as religion and music.

Ken Schneck

Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

Ken Schneck loves reminiscing about the day he was yanked out of Hebrew School “because I wouldn’t stop asking ‘Why?’ My mom had to come get me!” The Englewood-born, Montvale-raised 40-year-old, now an author/radio show host, is still asking questions, most notably with his tome Seriously…What Am I Doing Here?: The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew. And on a recent book tour promoting the publication, which chronicles how Schneck came out to his parents when he was 19 and became a staunch advocate for gay rights, the author returned to the scene of his childhood transgression: Temple Emanuel in Woodcliff Lake. There, during a special reading, he was a bona fide hit. “He has an amazing sense of humor and kept us on our toes the whole time,” says Alayne Pick, board member and adult education coordinator of the temple, of which Schneck’s parents and sister are still members. “I thought there would be 15 or 20 attendees, but my mother kept saying, ‘You’ll see.’” The success of Schneck—who now resides in Cleveland—­can no doubt be credited partly to the fact that he’s never forgotten his roots. “It’s imperative that writers embrace their authenticity, particularly if they’ve emerged from a tight-knit community like we have in Bergen County,” he says. “There’s so much shared experience that readers will instantly know if you’re putting up a front, [just] as they’ll jump to celebrate your words when what you write rings true.” And Schneck, who also serves as producer/host of the awardwinning podcast This Show Is So Gay and associate professor of education at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, is certainly still embracing one Bergen tradition. “You can never go wrong at the Dairy Queen in Montvale getting an old-fashioned vanilla blizzard with Oreo cookies,” he says, just before offering one last life-changing tip. “To spice it up, ask them to add the mint syrup.”

Lawrence Rosen, M.D., wanted to write a book about The Beatles not just because he loves them—but because, more than a halfcentury since the Fab Four’s debut, their music is still resonating with new listeners. “It’s amazing that the music has been around for 50 years, but it still has so much appeal to kids today,” says Dr. Rosen, a Ridgewood resident and Oradell-based pediatrician, noting that his own children and young patients enjoy the music and embrace its message. That’s the basis of All Together Now: Generations Share Their Love of The Beatles, the book Dr. Rosen wrote with friend and fellow fan Stan Friedmann. The twist: They recruited a handful of young artists to help. “We hatched this idea of doing a children’s book with quotes from kids about The Beatles and children’s drawings depicting their favorite Beatles’ songs,” Dr. Rosen recalls. Friedmann, who’s a camp director from Dumont and author of The MacMillan Book of Baseball Stories, Heroes of the Games: True Baseball Stories and The Good Guys of Baseball: Sixteen True Sports Stories, interviewed local kids to get the quotes, asking what The Beatles meant to them and why they like their songs. For the drawings, Dr. Rosen asked the art teacher at Willard Elementary School in Ridgewood for help and got 50 drawings from which to choose, plus more from patients in his practice. His sister Deborah R. Glazer of Ridgewood, a graphic designer, oversaw the book’s look. “We hope it’s something that parents and grandparents will share with their kids and grandkids, focusing on the amazing messages,” says Dr. Rosen, who’ll sign copies of the book with Friedmann and Glazer at the Ridgewood Public Library on Sept. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. “There’s a reason why the music of The Beatles carries on. The music is amazing, but the messages of family, friendship, teamwork, perseverance, love and creativity come through in the music and is one of the reasons why it’s so universally appealing.”

From top, left to right: Ken Schneck (with his father) at his 1990 bar mitzvah at Temple Emanuel; the cover of Schneck’s tome; Schneck at his recent Woodcliff Lake reading; an invite to Dr. Lawrence Rosen’s upcoming book signing; the cover of Dr. Rosen’s new publication; Dr. Rosen with book designer Deborah R. Glazer and cowriter Stan Friedmann. BERGENMAG.COM

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HEADACHE, BEGONE What kind of headache do you have, and what can be done about it?

Headaches are so common that most of the time we use the word as a catchall expression for any troubling occurrence. Pankaj Kakkar, M.D., neurologist at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, knows headaches inside out and spoke with BERGEN about their causes, types and treatments. According to Dr. Kakkar, up to 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men suffer from headaches. There are three main types of headaches, but “most people have just one type, that being migraine,” says Dr. Kakkar. Even headaches commonly regarded as sinus-related or tension-induced are really just additional forms of migraine. But diagnosing a migraine is easier than you might think. No testing is required. Instead, migraine is diagnosed based upon description of pain and the associated symptoms. Cluster headaches are the next most common, though much less common than migraines. Cluster headaches are a series of short but extremely painful headaches that occur every day for weeks or months at a time. Unlike migraines, cluster headaches are much more common in men than women. “When a patient comes in, we try to figure out the underlying mechanism that is causing the headache, so we spend time talking with him or her,” says Dr. Kakkar. “We ask how did it start, where is the location, how does the pain actually feel? Treatment that works for one person might not work for another. We need to identify what is causing the headache so we can treat it effectively.” In terms of treatment, if a person is having debilitating headaches three to seven times a month or more, preventive medicine is needed to stop the frequency, says Dr. Kakkar. There are several different classes of drugs used to prevent headaches, ranging from blood-pressure medicines like propranolol to anti-seizure medicines like Topiramate. If headaches are not as frequent, medicines called triptans are often prescribed to stop a headache once it starts. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory agents, a long name for what we know as over-the-counter options like ibuprofen, naproxen and the like, can also be effective. When should headache sufferers seek professional treatment? “When the headaches become disabling,” says Dr. Kakkar, “causing you to miss work or school. Also, if you are taking pain medicine every day or every other day. When you start doing that, you can get rebound or medication overuse headaches. If you’re taking a pill that frequently, then it’s time to seek help.” Also, if you have a headache that started instantaneously, and it’s the worst headache of your life, you should call 911 and go to an emergency room, says Dr. Kakkar. In addition, if you are having symptoms like numbness, weakness, difficulty speaking, loss of vision or double vision, you should call 911 or see a doctor right away.

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WHAT’S BEHIND YOUR HEADACHES? Experiencing intense headaches? Consider these common triggers. Cheese Blue cheeses (such as gorgonzola and Roquefort) and other aromatic varieties are likely suspects. Chocolate Some call chocolate itself a migraine trigger; others insist the craving for it signals an impending attack. Fasting Don’t skip meals. Your head might not forgive you for it. Stress Getting stressed out is among the most typical triggers. Hormonal changes The change in estrogen levels during women’s menstrual cycles can have a lot to do with headaches.

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WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

Bergenites are a well-traveled bunch, so we asked our readers about the amazing trips they’ve taken. Check out your neighbors’ exotic locales, then get packing! INDIA

Going to India? If at all possible, take a trip to Agra (about three hours from Delhi) to see the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most spectacular buildings, complete with a beautiful love story behind its creation. Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a monument to his favorite wife, Arjumand Banu, who died giving birth to their 14th child. It took 20,000 laborers 17 years to complete the enormous tomb of white marble. Inside the mausoleum, look closely and you’ll see inlaid semiprecious stones and detailed stonework that is breathtaking. Outside, beautiful gardens and reflecting pools provide a picturesque backdrop to the structure itself. “The biggest thing I took away from my trip to India was learning more about the culture and design inspirations for Indian celebrations. I also will never forget the awesome experience of seeing the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Plus, the private tour of the mosque, guest house and formal gardens was enjoyable.” —Bob Conti, Hillsdale

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ANTIGUA

Life’s a beach on Antigua, famous for its gorgeous white sand beaches stretching alongside miles of deep blue sea. There are 365 beaches, one for every day of the year, say locals. But there’s more to see here if you want to get off your towel and explore—sugar plantations, the capital city of St. John’s and a restored British colonial naval station called Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbor. The town, on the southeastern coast, is famed for its protected shelter, and the island is a major yachting and sailing destination. “We went to Antigua in January and stayed at Sandals. The weather was outstanding every day. We did water aerobics, played games at the pool, took long strolls on the beaches. There were different themes each night like white night, talent night with live bands, charity casino night—we never left the property, there was so much to do! We are going back next January!” —Marguerite Herman, Dumont

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“My wife Helen and I went to Hawaii several years ago and visited three islands: Kauai, the Big Island and Maui. It was the first time I’d been back after having visited the island many years ago returning from the Korean War. We took a submarine ride to view the many species of tropical fish. It was an unbelievable sight. The flowers and the beauty of the land are like a fairy tale.” —Sam Haber, Fort Lee

“My husband and I went on a Turner Classic Movies cruise last November. We left from Florida and cruised to St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and the Disney cruise island Castaway Cay. On board were Leslie Caron, Jerry Lewis, Kim Novak, Dick Cavett, Alex Trebek and more. My husband and I met Illeana Douglas, and I took an acting class with Diane Baker and did trivia with Alex Trebek—he had such a great sense of humor. I got this T-shirt on the ship (see inset above). The cruise was fantastic!” —Debbie Karrel, River Vale

Active volcanos, gorgeous beaches, unique flora and fauna and a tropical climate await you in Hawaii, the country’s 50th state. The Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanic activity about 2,000 miles southwest of the contiguous U.S., with the first inhabitants most likely Polynesian settlers from nearby islands, so Hawaii feels very exotic even though you are technically still in the United States. There are eight main islands, but a visit will hopefully include the Big Island of Hawaii for a mesmerizing glimpse of hot lava pouring into the sea.

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Cruising the Caribbean is envy-inducing on its own, but add getting to meet and mingle with stars of the silver screen, and that’s something to write home about. Turner Classic Movies does a Classic Cruise each fall where movie fans get to watch films, speak with the actors and talent who made them, take acting classes from the pros and share the experience with other like-minded vacationers.

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HOW DOES IT FEEL... { REAL LIFE }

Ever wonder what it’s like to stand atop the GWB? Have your wits tested by Jeopardy! or be mocked by Stephen Colbert? Bergenites share their stories, reliving these moments and more.

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categories. I suspect that if you freeze up here, you won’t make the cut. The buzzers are key for the game. There are lights around the real TV bank that indicate when you can start buzzing in—buzz before, and you get locked out long enough for someone else to buzz in. This is critical, because for most low-value clues, multiple people on stage know the answer, so it’s not a test of knowledge but reflexes. It lasted half a day, and I was very nervous the whole time, the way you get standing in line at a roller coaster. The team of producers was very friendly and told us we could be called any time in the next year or so. I watched the show religiously, taking notes, trying to figure when to guess at questions I didn’t know for sure, and when to not. I never got a callback. I’ve got some suspicions why. For one thing, during my trial test, I got a question wrong. The category was about Old West outlaws, so I knew one of the correct responses was bound to be Billy the Kid or Jesse James. I buzzed it, guessed Billy the Kid—and was wrong. The show never says you’re not chosen, just that after a year or two you can re-apply. I expected to see several people from the audition on the show, but I didn’t recognize a single person. Will I try out again if invited? Yes! I’ve been taking the tests whenever they’re offered. And I still ride roller coaters too. —as told to Rita Guarna

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Once or twice a year, Jeopardy! has an online test. It’s offered three days during the week, depending on time zones. It’s 50 questions, and you have 15 seconds per question to type in a response (misspellings are allowed). I don’t know what the threshold is, but some of the people that hit it are randomly picked for tryouts. I got an email inviting me to attend a tryout in New York City. I got to the location, a hotel in Midtown, and there were around 40 people, equally split between men and women. Some were lawyers, some academics, some like me who just seem to be able to remember bits of information. (I’d prepped beforehand by reading a book about art history, one of my knowledge gaps.) I wore a suit, but most people dressed more casually. We all took a 50-question test on paper. I think it weeds out either those who just got lucky on the computer or those who had a team of people answering for them. Afterward, everyone got a chance to play a portable Jeopardy! projected on a screen with randomly populating

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Sean Ryan, 41, pharmaceutical sales, Fair Lawn


...TO STAND AT THE TOP OF THE GWB?

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Donna Brennan, age not disclosed, CEO, Fort Lee As a visual journalist and longtime Fort Lee resident, I had to capture the development of the 16-acre Hudson Lights area from all angles, including taking photos from the George Washington Bridge. As president of the Fort Lee Historical Society, it would’ve been a sin not to document it. Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich’s office put me in touch with Robert Durando, general manager of the GWB. The Port Authority of NY/NJ then gave me permission to photograph from the top of both towers every six months. Bob Durando, Mayor Sokolich and his wife, Denise, joined me on my first adventure. Going to the top was nothing less than exhilarating. My heart was beating faster than usual, but with lots of gumption and perseverance, I cast my fears aside—you kind of have to do that if you want to get to the top. Even though your adrenaline is pumping and there’s a 5-foot-tall lattice across the span, walking the tubes is not for the faint of heart. You’re attached to a harness, which is essentially your lifeline, and you pray that it will do its job should you have a misstep. Other than that, there’s nothing to protect you. When you look down, all you see is water. I still get jitters thinking about it. As for those tubes, boy, are they steep and a workout to climb, especially when you’re walking up with camera equipment and trying to control your fears. Once you start upward and begin shooting from this perspective, you get BERGENMAG.COM

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a real sense of air and space. Anyone who has traveled in a single-engine plane would understand. When you look around, you can see past Yankee Stadium, the Freedom Tower and the Verrazano Bridge and beyond the Palisades. It’s also easy to forget about the hustle and bustle that’s going on in the city when you’re so high up. (The top of each tower is 604 feet above the water.) But what’s going on directly below you is also incredible. As the traffic flows back and forth to either end of the bridge, you can feel the vibration of the traffic. The bridge never stops moving. You just have the sensation when you’re at the top that the traffic gives the bridge a pulse. In terms of sound, it’s similar to a snowstorm in the city— everything is silent and seems to come to a grinding halt. One exception: A hawk screeched and flew past fairly close to me while I was up there, and that was very startling. Other than that, it’s a very serene experience. —as told to Darius Amos SEPTEMBER 2017

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and think about my answers because everything gets edited to make it a spoof. Some of the folks who did this before me took it a bit too seriously, so the trick was to do the opposite. Still it was hard not to think that I might be ruining my campaign and my entire political career. Colbert wasn’t in character yet when we met in the lobby, but when we went into the room, it was game on! It was the most stressful 90 minutes of my life. He’s so smart and clever; you have to be on your toes all the time. He started by talking about monkeys and evolution. I told him I absolutely believe in evolution, and he responded with a snarky: “We fell out of a tree, our hair came off and we started walking around. That makes sense to you? Have you ever seen a monkey turn into a man?” I was in a jam, and all I could think was, “What have I gotten myself into?” My was heart pounding, and I was turning red after every question. We took a break halfway through, and I was just drained and couldn’t think. At the end, we had to record extra bits of me saying things like “yes” and “no” because I was laughing so much during the taping. He’s just a funny guy. I didn’t get to see the edited version until the night it aired. I think I poured a glass of scotch to watch it, but he went easy on me. People thought the whole bit was funny. The volunteers loved it, and my co-workers sometimes show it at meetings. —as told to Darius Amos SEPTEMBER 2017

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Volunteers on my Congressional campaign a few years ago loved The Colbert Report. They kept insisting that I go on the show because it had a segment that featured local congressmen. One of them asked if I would do it if the show’s producers agreed. I said, “Sure, good luck with that.” Of course, someone knew someone who knew someone who knew the producer, and he came back in 48 hours and said we’re on! A friend, who was a big political consultant, warned me: “Don’t do it! Nothing good can come from it! You might say something stupid and ruin your chances.” I figured that it would boost morale and give us some publicity, so I agreed to do it anyway. But as I watched previous segments, I began to think, “Oh, boy, this isn’t good” because Colbert’s so good at making representatives look ridiculous. We were called in to tape on a Sunday at the Sheraton in Mahwah. Colbert’s people did their own research and asked us if there was anything we wanted to talk about—whether they used it was up to them. When it came down to it, there really wasn’t much to prepare for; I just told myself not to take it too seriously

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{ REAL LIFE }

...TO BE TRAPPED IN A COMA-LIKE STATE?

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Ryan Primrose, 23, college graduate, Allendale Have you ever been speaking with someone when you suddenly can’t find the right word? Have you ever had a brain lapse and paused mid-chat to say, “It’s on the tip of my tongue…”? Many people experience this now and then, but this was my life 24/7. Not only was I searching for ways to express my every thought and feeling, but when the words did actually form in my mind, they wouldn’t come out of my mouth. I felt trapped, with no way to ever be heard. How could this happen to a 14-year-old? During my freshman year of high school, I got a viral infection that led to viral encephalitis, which is a swelling in the brain. I ended up falling into a coma-like state for almost a month, losing all motor function, and was in and out of consciousness. When I was awake, I knew people were there but didn’t even recognize my own friends and family. Finally, however, I was given some hope for recovery – and gave a nurse the shock of her life at the same time. As I lay in my hospital bed, I suddenly became aware that something was on my face. I lifted my hand and started picking at the tape which kept the tube in place. To this day, I can vividly remember ripping the tube out of my nose and handing it to the nurse. Once she got over her surprise, she told my parents that this was a good sign because I could feel something on my face, and I could move. Plus, because I realized she was BERGENMAG.COM

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there and handed her the tube, my intrapersonal skills were coming back. The feeding-tube moment was a great sign, and soon after, I was able to get up. But more challenges were ahead: My legs were so weak after lying in that hospital bed, I had to relearn to walk. My legs were wobbly and hard to walk on—it kind of felt like when your leg falls asleep and you try to stand up, but 100 times worse. In the hospital, I’d use a walker to get up and down the hallways, and when I got to the rehabilitation center, my mom would hold my hand to help me walk. After recovering, I wasn’t super interested in how I got the virus but why my body reacted this way. I focused on recuperation and the steps I needed to take to get healthy. I never found out how I got so sick—we did tests afterward but never got any concrete answers. No matter. For me, it was more about what I had to do to get better so I could go back to school, see my friends and family, and get back to living life. ­—as told to Alena Woods SEPTEMBER 2017

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Go Fish

{ POWER FOOD }

Sardines well may be one of the most underappreciated foods of the ocean. But perhaps it’s time to shed their humble reputation. They’re not served with drawn butter nor are they often rolled for sushi. Sardines are generally the forgotten fish, with salmon, seabass and tuna usually basking in the aquatic glow. But these small silvery fish with swimmingly delicious meat represent the true flavor of the sea. Mostly found in cans, they can also be enjoyed straight off the grill, from the oven or out of the frying pan.

course, you’ll have to clean the fish yourself (or ask your fishmonger to do it) if you buy them fresh. Like many fish, sardines will go bad quickly—so they should be prepared the same day they’re purchased or kept refrigerated in a plastic bag with ice until cooked. Whether fried, baked or grilled, keep your recipe simple (olive oil and lemon) and allow the flavor of the fish to shine.

Power Up There are plenty of fish in the sea, but few pack as much nutritional punch as the sardine. In fact, one 3-ounce serving of these little swimmers has 1,950 mg of omega-3 fats—that’s more than similar serving sizes of seafood giants like salmon, tuna and mackerel. Omega-3s are good for heart health, as they reduce high triglyceride levels, and they help curb joint pain and stiffness. They’re good for the brain too—omega-3s boost memory and other cognitive functions and can reduce the risk of dementia. A serving of sardines has only 190 calories, is loaded with protein (23 grams) and delivers other healthy goodies like a punch of vitamin B12—a whopping 150 percent of the daily recommended amount of it. What sardines lack are contaminants. Those concerned about their fish containing metals such as mercury need not worry: Unlike predatory fish like tuna and swordfish, sardines do not contain many toxins.

Did you know? Bumble Bee Foods operated the last full-time sardine cannery in the United States

before it closed in 2010. The plant, located in Maine, was the last of several dozen canneries that opened during the sardine industry boom, which began in the 1870s and reached its peak in the 1950s. Federal regulations limiting the number of fish pulled from the sea stifled business from coast to coast, and canneries had been in decline ever since. Today, only a handful of small canneries in California still process sardines. —Darius Amos

Buy/Store/Serve Sardines are widely sold in cans alongside tuna, salmon and anchovies on grocery store shelves. They’re typically packed tight in a variety of liquids, from oil to tomato sauce, water or lemon juice. At room temperature, a can of unopened sardines has a shelf life of about five years. Once open, they can be eaten straight from the tin, used as a salad topping or mixed with condiments like mayo, mustard or hot sauce. (Just refrigerate anything that’s uneaten.) As for that bone in the middle? It contains calcium and is fully edible—whether you eat it or not is your preference. Fresh sardines are less common than the canned variety, but both are inexpensive and have similar nutritional values. Of FAST FACT The story of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row revolves around the people on Ocean View Avenue, a street in Monterey, Calif., that is home to now-defunct sardine canning factories. The novel inspired a 1980s film of the same name. BERGENMAG.COM

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BOWLS OF GOODNESS

Move over acai and poké. These delicious vegetarian recipes offer a fresh take on the food bowl trend.

GOLDEN SHAKSHUKA

ONIONS, PEPPERS AND EGGS IN CUMIN AND TURMERIC SAUCE Serves: 2

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n 2 onions, thinly sliced n 2 yellow bell peppers, thinly sliced n ½ tsp. ground cumin n ½ tsp. freshly grated or ground turmeric n ½ tsp. thyme (dried or fresh) n ½ tsp. ground coriander n pinch of cayenne pepper  or ½ tsp. spicy harissa n 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes, chopped n 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped to a paste with ½ tsp. salt n 2 free-range eggs YOGURT SAUCE n ½ cup Greek yogurt n 1 tsp. honey n juice of ½ lemon TO SERVE n handful of fresh herbs (cilantro, mint, parsley), chopped n dusting of za’atar n fresh bread

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Prepare the yogurt sauce by mixing the ingredients in a bowl, then set aside. Add a drizzle of olive oil to a skillet and place over medium-low heat. Stirfry the onion until translucent, about five to 10 minutes. Add the peppers, cumin, turmeric, thyme, ground coriander, and cayenne to the skillet. Stir to coat the onions and peppers with the spices. Add the cherry tomatoes and garlic-salt mixture and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. If the sauce begins to dry out, add a little oil and water, but add sparingly as the shakshuka should not be watery. Use the back of a spoon to make two shallow indentations in the surface of the shakshuka and crack an egg into each. Leave the shakshuka to slowly bake the eggs for 10 minutes, keeping the heat low. The result should be a dry sauce with the eggs just set. Remove from the heat.

—Dan Wernikoff, certified sports nutritionist and co-founder of Champion Athletes, Kenilworth

Serve in bowls with the yogurt sauce drizzled over, and top with fresh herbs and za’atar. Enjoy with bread to scoop up the shakshuka sauce.

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SMOKED TOFU AND GREEN PEA SALAD A FAUX FISH SALAD WITH HORSERADISH CREAM Serves: 2 to 3

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n ¾ lb. spinach n ¾ lb. white cabbage leaves, finely shredded n 1 head romaine lettuce, leaves separated n 2 handfuls of arugula n 1 apple, quartered, cored, and sliced n 2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced n 1 zucchini, spiralized n ¼ lb. green peas, fresh or frozen (defrost at room temperature for 15 minutes) n 1 –2 Tbs. vegetable oil n 2 handfuls of pumpkin seeds n 1 sheet nori (seaweed), torn or cut into smaller flakes n 7 oz. smoked firm tofu, cut into small cubes n s esame seeds n p inch of ground black pepper n 1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil n s oy sauce n h andful of hemp seeds n juice of 1 lemon n p inch of salt

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Toss the spinach, cabbage, lettuce, and arugula in a large bowl. Add the apple, avocado, zucchini and peas. Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add a little of the oil and toast the pumpkin seeds and nori flakes for two minutes, stirring to make sure they don’t stick. Sprinkle with salt, remove from the pan, and set aside. Mix the horseradish cream ingredients in a small bowl. Combine in a blender or work it to a smooth consistency with a fork, then set aside. Return the skillet to medium heat and add a little oil. Cook the tofu cubes with the sesame seeds and ground pepper, stirring constantly, for two to three minutes. Remove from heat and drizzle with sesame oil and soy sauce.

There are many ways to use tofu—you can smoke, bake or stir-fry it in oils like extra virgin olive, coconut and hemp. Hemp oil and hemp hearts are a great source of omega-3s, an easier option than taking omega-3 supplements.” —Azi Ahmadi, registered dietitian, Ridgewood

Add the tofu, pumpkin seeds, and nori flakes to the salad bowl. Top with the hemp seeds. Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with salt. Serve with the horseradish cream.

HORSERADISH CREAM n ¾ cup vegan crème fraîche or dairy crème fraîche n ¾ Tbs. horseradish (or 1 Tbs. wasabi or 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard) n g ood pinch of salt

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THE LOYAL LENTIL CHILI

LENTIL CHILI WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH, COCONUT MILK, PEPPER AND LIME Serves: 4

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n 1 cup Le Puy or black lentils n 1 Tbs. coconut or olive oil n 5 –7 shallots, finely chopped n 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped to a paste with 1 Tbs. salt n ½ Tbs. ground cumin n 1 tsp. ground turmeric n 1 tsp. ground cinnamon n 1 tsp. paprika n 1 tsp. ground coriander n 1 red bell pepper, halved, seeded and finely chopped n 1 –2 red chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped n 2 tomatoes, finely chopped n 1 lbs. butternut squash, cooked and diced n 1 Tbs. tahini n 1 Tbs. honey or agave syrup n 1 4 oz. can coconut milk n juice of 1 lime n 3 Tbs. soy sauce n s alt and pepper

SIMPLE YOGURT SAUCE n 1 cup yogurt or vegan yogurt (soygurt or coconut yogurt) n 1 tsp. honey or agave syrup n d rizzle of extra-virgin olive oil QUICKEST CUCUMBER SALAD n ½ cucumber, shaved into ribbons n ¼ cup rice vinegar TO SERVE n e xtra-virgin olive oil n f resh cilantro n c ooked brown rice or other whole grain n lime wedges n Sriracha or similar hot sauce

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Cook the lentils according to the package instructions. Rinse, drain and set aside. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and gently cook the shallots until translucent. Add the garlic, spices, bell pepper, chile peppers and tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes over medium-low heat.

Use honey in moderation but avoid it if weight loss is a goal—it can cause bloating. If you opt for sugar, try Sugar in the Raw, which has a higher mineral content and is not as highly refined as white sugar.” —Ralph Bysiek, D.C., nutritionist/dietitian, Vital Nutrition Clinic, Ramsey

Stir in the lentils, squash, tahini and honey. Pour in the coconut milk and stir, then simmer over medium-low heat for five minutes, adding a little water if needed and stirring regularly. Add the lime juice and soy sauce, then continue simmering for a few minutes while stirring. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat. Mix the ingredients for the yogurt sauce. Make the cucumber salad by combining the shaved cucumber and rice vinegar. Drizzle the chili with extra virgin olive oil, top with freshly chopped cilantro. Serve with the cool yogurt sauce, cucumber salad, brown rice, lime wedges and hot sauce.

Reprinted with permission from Bowls of Goodness by Nina Olsson, published by Kyle Books. Photography by Nina Olsson. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher.

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DRINK YOUR GREENS

Mother always said to eat your veggies, but we’re sure she’d approve if you drink them as well. Sip one of these three cocktails, each packed with natural flavors from the produce aisle.

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PEA COOLER Serves: 2

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n 1 ⁄ 3 cup cooked peas n 4  tsp. agave nectar n 3 ½ oz. fresh cucumber juice (from about ½ cucumber) n 2 Tbs. lemon juice n 1 sprig of tarragon n 2 oz. vodka n 2 oz. St. Germain n ice cubes n p eas in their pods, pea sprouts, thin cucumber slices, to garnish

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Place the peas and agave nectar into a cocktail shaker and muddle well for one minute, extracting as much pea flavor and juice as possible. Pour in the cucumber juice, lemon juice, tarragon, vodka and St. Germain. Half-fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes and replace the top. Shake vigorously for one minute. Strain into the glasses, making sure to get a nice layer of froth in each glass. Garnish with an opened pea pod, pea sprouts and cucumber slices.

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The cucumber and pea pod are perfect to pair with this drink. My goto green garnishes are celery and olives, but I have used mint, basil and jalapeño.” —Tracy Rothwell, bartender at W’s Grill in Oakland

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CUCUMBER MARTINI Serves: 2

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n 3 ½ oz. Hendricks gin n 3 ½ oz. fresh cucumber juice (about ½ cucumber) n 1 oz. Martini Bianco n 6 large fresh mint leaves n 4 to 5 drops of rosewater n ice cubes n 2 thick slices of cucumber, sliced at an angle

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Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, cucumber juice, Martini Bianco, mint leaves and rosewater. Place the lid on and shake vigorously for one minute. Remove the lid and strain the liquid into the glasses. Add a thick slice of cucumber to each and serve.

This drink is especially refreshing because cucumber has a high water content. If you’re looking for other ways to cool off, you can also consider drinks with apple, pineapple, mango, watermelon, passion fruit, apricot and lychee.”

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—Matt Burns, general manager and bartender at Sangria in Mahwah

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GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS

n ¾ cup fresh Granny Smith apple juice n 2 ½ oz. fresh cucumber juice (about ½ cucumber) n 1 handful of kale n 1 handful of spinach n 3 oz. avocado flesh (about ½ cup cubed) n 2 0 small fresh mint leaves n ¾ cup frozen kiwi n 2 ⁄3 cup frozen grapes n 2 ½ oz. coconut water n 2 ⁄3 cup ice cubes n 1 ⁄ 3 cup vodka n f rozen sliced kiwi fruit and grapes, to garnish

DIRECTIONS

Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the glasses and garnish with sliced frozen grapes and small frozen kiwi chunks.

Coconut water is a healthy addition to any blended cocktail—it adds flavor and keeps you hydrated. You can also use a V8 Splash, which I like to add to rum or champagne punches.” —Tracy Rothwell, bartender at W’s Grill in Oakland

EQUIPMENT

n h igh-speed blender n 2 straws n 2 tall smoothie glasses

Reprinted with permission from Cocktails with Benefits by Nicole Herft, published by Kyle Books. Photography by Nassima Rothacker. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher.

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From fairs and farmers markets to concerts and car shows, there’s something for everyone this month in Bergen County. SEPT 3 Learn about the YOUTH BIATHLON & TEEN CHALLENGE Franklin Lakes September 9

culture of the Philippines at the annual FILIPINO-AMERICAN FESTIVAL, from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park. The event will feature craft and Filipino food vendors as well as a fashion show, beer garden, live music and entertainment. Admission: FREE. For more information, email filipinoamericanfestival@gmail .com or call 201.841.3070.

SEPT 3 Get a breath of fresh air while enjoying the outdoors on a GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF THE MEADOWLANDS DISTRICT. From 10 a.m.–12 p.m., you’ll be on the lookout for birds that thrive in the Meadowlands. Admission: FREE. Visit njsea.com for more information.

SEPT 7, 8, 9 & 10 All are welcome to the SACRED HEART CHURCH CARNIVAL in Haworth. Games, rides, food and a 50/50 raffle make the family-friendly event fun for all ages. Admission: FREE, but ticket prices vary for food, games and rides. Visit sacredhearthaworth.com for the schedule and more details.

SEPT 9 Take a drive to Ridgewood for the village’s ANNUAL CAR SHOW. From 6–9 p.m., more than 400 vehicles—from vintage roadsters and restored classics to modern models and futuristic concept cars—will line East Ridgewood Avenue. Admission: FREE. Car registration: $25. For more information, visit experienceridgewood.com.

SEPT 9 Register your teen now for the annual FRANKLIN LAKES SPLASH & DASH YOUTH BIATHLON & TEEN CHALLENGE, or show up to support participants at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. Teens ages 13 to 18 will compete in the Teen Challenge, a 400-yard lake swim and 5K run, and ages 15 or younger can participate in the Youth Biathlon. Proceeds will benefit the Franklin Lakes Recreation Department and the Wyckoff Family YMCA. For more info, visit wyckoffymca.org. BERGENMAG.COM

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SEPT 10 Visit the historic Wortendyke Barn in Park Ridge from 12–4 p.m. for the MUSIC AT THE BARN! concert series. This preserved landmark includes many 18th- and 19th-century architecture, tools and farm equipment and displays the agricultural history of the area’s first settlers. Admission: FREE. Visit co.bergen.nj.us for more information.

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Run begins at 10:15 a.m. Registration: $15 to $25. Proceeds benefit the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. Register or get more details at runsignup.com.

SEPT 16 Don’t wait to get your tickets for AN EVENING OF JAZZ & HIP-HOP WITH QUEEN LATIFAH,the awardwinning rapper, singer and actress, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. Admission: Tickets range from $69 to $199 for VIP, which includes a pre-show champagne reception. The show starts at 8 p.m. Get tickets and more details at bergenpac.org.

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SEPT 16 & 17 You won’t want to miss the exciting new BERGEN STREET FEST at the Teaneck National Guard Armory. This two-day festival runs from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. each day and will have gourmet food trucks, live music and entertainment, craft vendors, raffles and activities for children. Admission: FREE. Visit bergenstreetfest.com for details.

SEPT 16 Join the community for a fun-filled Saturday at the RIDGEFIELD PARK STREET FAIR. From 10 a.m.–5 p.m. along Main Street, there will be live entertainment, special sales from local businesses, games and entertainment for kids, and a wide range of food vendors. Admission: FREE. Visit nj-carnivals.com for more.

SEPT 16–OCT 14 Prepare for sidesplitting laughs at the Bergen County Players’ performance of SPAMALOT. This musical parody of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table will be enjoyable for Monty Python fans as well as fans of musicals and comedies in general. For details regarding showtimes and ticket prices, visit bcplayers.org.

SEPT 16 Run to raise money for education or just show up to lend your support at the annual MIDLAND PARK 5K. The 5K starts at 9 a.m., a mile walk kicks off at 9:45 a.m. and the Kids’ Fun

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SEPT 17 Have a blast from the past at THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood beginning

at 8 p.m. Using huge projections and original film footage, this tribute will leave you breathless. Admission: $29–$49. Group sales are also available. For more information, visit bergenpac. org.

SEPT 17 Do you have a love for knitting and crocheting? Or maybe it’s a new hobby you’re looking to pursue? Visit the Englewood Public Library at 1:30 p.m. for IN STITCHES, a social group for knitters and crocheters to get to know one another and share their craft. Admission: FREE (Bring your own needles, hooks and yarn). For details, email Arlene McKenna at amcknj@ msn.com.

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{ ON THE TOWN } SEPT 23 Enjoy downtown Norwood at the annual NORWOOD DAY celebration. From 2–6 p.m. there will be live music, rides, games, a petting zoo and plenty of food vendors. Admission: FREE. Visit njvendors .com for more.

SEPT 23 Joey’s Fund is hosting its third annual CHARITY CAR SHOW at St. Mary’s Church in Closter from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The show features classic cars, a DJ, trophies, raffles, food trucks and games. Proceeds will go to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Admission: FREE. Car registration: $15–$20. To learn more, donate or register your car for the show, visit joeysfundcharitycarshow.org.

SEPT 23 Enjoy music from a variety of different high school marching bands at the CEILIDH MARCHING BAND COMPETITION at Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale starting at 4 p.m. Marching bands from New York and New Jersey will be competing against one another. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students. Visit northernhighlands.org for more details.

SEPT 24 Animal lovers will find plenty at Oradell Animal Hospital’s annual COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY held in the Home & Kidz Furniture Gallery parking lot in Paramus. From 11 a.m.–4 p.m., there will be search and rescue dog demonstrations, dog agility demonstrations, free pet micro-chipping, pet merchandise, crafts and games for kids, food trucks and arts and crafts vendors. Admission: FREE. Go to njvendors.com for details.

SEPT 28 Looking for somewhere to take your small children but are tired of the movies? SHOPKINS LIVE! at the Bergen Performing Arts Center will be hosting the SHOPPIES, plus Shopkins characters from the YouTube sensation from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Admission: Prices range from $29–$99. For more details, visit bergenpac.org.

Send event listings to: BERGEN, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; or email us at editor@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published. Share events online by clicking the “Submit an Event” link below the Community Calendar at bergenmag.com.

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This Cliffside Park eatery captures the exotic flavors of Southeast Asia.

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Lucky for us, chefs-turned-TV personalities like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern give us a glimpse of global dining in the comfort of our own home. But wouldn’t it be great to get out and try what they’re eating? Foodies, put your passports away! House Malaysian opened earlier this summer in the heart of Cliffside Park, serving authentic cuisine from Malaysia as well as dishes fused with Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese and other Asian flavors. Inside, you can’t help but feel like you’re in an upscale karaoke bar: It’s a modern space with plenty of bright lights (pinks, blues, greens) reflecting off pristine white walls. The large dining room, however, reminds you that you’re there to eat. My dining companion and I debated over the lengthy appetizer menu before ordering steamed Malaysian pork dumplings and a combination of chicken and beef satay. Satay is essentially meat on a stick, but it’s the undisputed king of Asian foods— nearly every country has its own version. House Malaysian’s charcoal grilled dish was one of the best I’ve ever tried (sorry, Mom!). And the accompanying peanut sauce complemented the zesty flavor of the perfectly marinated meat. The dinner menu boasted a variety of dishes, from noodles and stews to seafood and pork chops, so we decided to share a trio of plates. An order of Malaysian lo mein comes with shrimp, chicken and veggies—they don’t upcharge for the type of meat. The same is true of the pineapple fried rice, which is prepared with shrimp, chicken, egg, pineapple, raisins and vegetables. Though rice is a staple at every Asian table, my friend noted that this dish, which is served overflowing from the inside of a halved pineapple, was better in taste and presentation than others she’s ordered from similar restaurants. But the addictive flavors of our third dish, nasi lemak, easily stole the show. The plate blends the tastes of tender curried chicken (mostly dark meat) with briny and crispy anchovies and sweet, coconut-flavored rice. House Malaysian doesn’t have a separate dessert menu, but it isn’t short of sweet treats. My friend and I rejoiced over the drink menu’s seemingly endless number of filling bubble teas, sweet teas and Yakults (a popular skim milk-based probiotic beverage). I ended the night with an oversized, delicious almond bubble tea filled with tapioca, but my friend’s chocolate bubble tea more closely resembled a traditional dessert. It’s safe to say that we’ve developed a taste for Malaysian cuisine, and we’re fortunate that House Malaysian brings the flavors of the country into our backyards. —Darius Amos House Malaysian, 634 Gorge Rd., Cliffside Park, 201.313.8880; housemalaysian.com

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NIRVANA RESTAURANT KITCHEN 96 W. Allendale Ave. 201.818.2300 nirvanaindian kitchen.com

BERGENFIELD EMPANADA MANIA 62 S. Washington Ave. 201.374.2150 empanadamania.com TOMMY FOX’S PUBLIC HOUSE 32 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.0900 tommyfoxs.com

IL VILLAGGIO 651 Route 17 North 201.935.7733 ilvillaggio.com

CLOSTER BUON GUSTO 534 Durie Ave. 201.784.9036 LOCALE CAFÉ AND BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com RUDY’S RESTAURANT & PIZZA 71 Vervalen St. 201.768.8444 rudysitalian restaurant.com

SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612

DUMONT CUBAN EDDIE’S 110 W. Shore Ave. 201.338.2382 cubaneddies.net FINK’S BBQ 26 W. Madison Ave. 201.384.3210 finksbbq smokehouse.com IL MULINO 132 Veterans Plz. 201.384.7767 ilmulinodumont.com

EDGEWATER BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 59 Promenade 201.313.3889 baumgartscafe.com FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE 90 Promenade BERGENMAG.COM

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BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 36 N. Van Brunt St. 201.608.5545 biddyomalleys.com

THE RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. 201.224.2013 riverpalm.com

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

ROBERTO’S II 936 River Rd. 201.224.2524 robertosii.com

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

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AKAI LOUNGE 11 N. Dean St. 201.541.0086 akailounge.com BENNIE’S 54 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.5700 benniesofenglewood.com

SYROS TAVERNA 51 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0020 tavernasyros.com

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GREEK TAVERNA 175 Rock Rd. 201.857.4528 greektavernausa.com

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JALAPEÑOS MEXICAN GRILLE 930 Prospect St. 201.445.2362 jalapenosmexgrill.com

OCEANOS OYSTER BAR & SEA GRILL 2-27 Saddle River Rd. 201.796.0546 oceanosrestaurant.com THE RIVER PALM TERRACE 41-11 Route 4 West 201.703.3500 riverpalm.com

FORT LEE BIG RED TOMATO 1205 Anderson Ave. 201.224.6500 brtnj.com BOILING POINT 124 Main St. 201.461.0444 CITY PERCH 2023 Hudson St. 201.582.7101 cityperch.com IN NAPOLI 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com

NECTAR CAFE 175 Rock Rd. 201.857.0825 nectarcafenj.com

HACKENSACK BANGKOK GARDEN 261 Main St. 201.487.2620 bangkokgarden-nj.com CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 125 Main St. 201.880.9844 casualhabanacafe.com LOTUS CAFÉ 450 Hackensack Ave. 201.488.7070 lotuscafe hackensack.com PICCO TAVERN 160 Prospect Ave. 201.880.8750 piccotavern.com

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ANTHONY FRANCO’S PIZZA 556 Route 17 North 201.447.3999 afpizza.com

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PASIANO’S 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com

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RUTHERFORD PANCAKE HOUSE 40 Park Ave. 201.340.4171 rutherfordpancake house.com

EL CID 205 Paramus Rd. 201.843.0123 KIKU 365 Route 17 South 201.265.7200 MANTRA 275 Route 4 West 201.342.8868 mantranj.com MILLER’S ALE HOUSE 270 Route 4 201.342.4800 millersalehouse.com SUBURBAN DINER 172 Route 17 North 201.261.2605 suburbandiner17.com

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SABOR PERU 8 Highland Cross 201.935.7378 saborperunj.com VOLARE’S 7 Station Square 201.438.9404 volaresrestaurant.com

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Proven. Innovative. Here. Valley Health System’s advanced level of breast care is drawing leading doctors like Eleonora Teplinsky, M.D., to practice here. Her focus on breast and gynecologic cancer, and her dedication to clinical research, advances our goal to provide nationally recognized cancer care to women in Bergen County. Here’s Dr. Teplinsky’s story. From the beginning, Dr. Teplinsky knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping women with breast and gynecologic cancers. Along with her commitment to giving women access to the world’s latest research, she believes each woman should have a voice in her own care. By taking on cancer with Valley and Mount Sinai, Dr. Teplinsky knows she can give her patients this kind of exceptionally advanced care — both medically and emotionally. Learn more about our Breast Center at ValleyHealthCancerCenter.com or call 201-447-8040.

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