Page 1

SEPTEMBER 2018 | $3.95 | BERGENMAG.COM | VOLUME 18 ISSUE 8

VOLUME 18 ISSUE 8 | SEPTEMBER 2018

HEALTH & LIFE | FOOD & FASHION | HOME & HAPPENINGS

THE BEST OF BERGEN 2018

THE BEST OF 2018

*

CIDER DONUTS at Demarest Farms in Hillsdale

n SHOP

AND SIP n EAT AND EXERCISE n PRIMP AND PLAY

477 WINNERS INSIDE!

BERG.0918.cover.FIN2.indd 2

8/22/18 11:03 AM


LGBTQ_Bergen_Gate Cover 8_25 x 10_875.qxp_LGBTQ Cover 6/14/18 12:27 PM Page 1

OPEN TO LEARN MORE

C2_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:40 PM


001_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:02 PM


LGBTQ Ad_Bergen_Gate Spread 17 x 10_875.qxp_LGBTQ Spread 6/14/18 12:18 PM Page 1

Valley is proud to be a leader in respectfully caring for all of our community

C3_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:39 PM


Valley Health System has been designated as a 2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation‘s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

g

The designation was awarded in the 11th edition of the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index. Valley is only one of 418 healthcare facilities nationwide to receive the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation. Recording a perfect score of 100, Valley is proud of its efforts to adopt and implement policies and practices in LGBTQ care. Those efforts include LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices in patient-centered care and patient services and support.

As it has been for almost 70 years,Valley is proud to respectfully care for all of our community. ValleyHealth.com/LGBTQ

C4_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:38 PM


We congratulate Eric Kohlmeier Senior Financial Advisor for being named to the

2018 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors Ranking. This annual list recognizes advisors as among the top in America. At Wells Fargo Advisors, we recognize the importance of excellent service and trusted investment advice. Contact us to learn more about our focus on helping clients achieve their financial goals.

Eric Kohlmeier Senior Financial Advisor 100 Park Avenue Park Ridge, NJ 07656 201-505-0472 • 1-888-213-1460 eric.kohlmeier@wellsfargo.com Ranking algorithm based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue, and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion. Investment and Insurance Products:

NOT FDIC Insured

NO Bank Guarantee

MAY Lose Value

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and nonbank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. © 2017 Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC. All rights reserved. 1217-03242 IHA-545008

WellsFargo_SP_0618.indd 2

4/13/18 11:34 AM


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

We’d like to help – starting with a cup of coffee and a second opinion. By appointment, you’re welcome to come in and sit with us for a while. We’ll ask you to outline your financial goals — what your investment portfolio is intended to do for you. Then we’ll review the portfolio for and with you. If we think your investments continue to be well-suited to your long-term goals, we’ll gladly tell you so. If, on the other hand, we think some of your investments no longer fit with your goals, we’ll explain why, in plain English. And, if you like, we’ll recommend some alternatives.

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

Investment and Insurance Products:

u NOT FDIC Insured

u NO Bank Guarantee

u MAY Lose Value

Together we’ll go far

© 2018 Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. 0418-00776

WellsFargo_SP_0618.indd 3

4/13/18 11:34 AM


EXPERIENCE THE BEST AT

BERGENFEST THE FOOD FESTIVAL & PARTY OF THE YEAR!

BF2018_SP_0818_REV2.indd 2

8/23/18 3:41 PM


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 TOUCHDOWN CLUB AT METLIFE STADIUM 1 METLIFE STADIUM DR., EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ VIP TICKET ADMISSION  5 to 9 pm | $60 PRE-EVENT | $70 at the door GENERAL TICKET ADMISSION  6 to 9 pm | $50 PRE-EVENT | $60 at the door

 PLENTY OF PARKING

 PARTY ATTIRE

RESERVE YOUR TICKET NOW AT BERGENMAG.COM/BERGENFEST USE TICKET CODE “READER” FOR SPECIAL PRICING!

PRESENTED BY

BF2018_SP_0818_REV2.indd 3

SPONSORED BY

8/23/18 3:41 PM


No More Whispers About Mental Health Issues

Festival of Hope Funded by the Reiser Family Foundation

Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:00am to 1:00pm Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 Join Chilton Medical Center and Atlantic Behavioral Health at a FREE community-focused event designed to promote education and awareness about mental health issues such as depression and suicide, and the importance of access to mental health care. In addition to educational materials from our community partners, the day will include The Mental Health Players, the In Your Shoes™ exhibit, a butterfly release, food, music and more.

11:00am to 12:00pm Guest Speaker, Kevin Hines, who survived a suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge. He has become an advocate for people caught in the pain of living with serious mental illness. 12:00 to 1:00pm Special performance by members of the band, Vanilla Fudge.

For more information and to register, visit AtlanticHealth.cvent.com/FestivalOfHope or email NoMoreWhispers@atlantichealth.org.

CMC-28429-18 No More Whispers Ad_BergenMag.indd 1 006_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

8/9/18 11:28 AM 8/23/18 4:19 PM


CMC_PTTP_BergenMagAd_0818.indd 1 007_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/21/18 11:52 AM 8/23/18 4:19 PM


CONTENTS

{ SEPTEMBER 2018 }

Features 5 Habits for Better Sleep | 120

Too little sleep has a negative impact on health. Our expert tips will help give your body the rest it needs.

Healing Horses | 122 These majestic creatures help humans—children and adults alike—heal.

Not Just For Men | 150

It’s easy to look sharp in the season’s hottest suits and separates. Here is how to work it whether you’re headed to the office or a night on the town.

Take A Dip | 154

What do the photographic subjects of Cresskill’s Harry Martin have in common? They’re colorful, ethereal—and wet.

BEST OF THE BEST

To BNB or Not to BNB?| 160

We counted all the votes (nearly 9,000 of them!), and you’ve determined who’s cream of the crop. Enjoy the winners in more than 150 categories—from diners and day spas to gyms and jewelers.

p.

Home-sharing services like Airbnb are a boon for travelers, an income source for homeowners—and a bone of contention for Bergen towns.

All Grown Up | 166

With the kids gone, a Park Ridge couple updates their space.

127

Royalty Reborn | 170

After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is looking—and feeling—more splendidly regal than ever.

IN EVERY ISSUE

16 Editor’s Note 52 Health News 192 Be There 200 Where to Eat

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.TOC.1.indd 8

8

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/22/18 11:06 AM


COME SEE WHY WE JUS T WON

Retailer of the Year & BEST OF MORRIS/ESSEX

LUXE

LIVING

973.575.8317 131 U.S. 46 | Fairfield, NJ

973.831.8300 867 Black Oak Ridge Rd. | Wayne, NJ

•••

•••

THE FINES T DESIGNER TRADITIONAL

REL AXED, COMFORTABLE FURNISHINGS

AND TRANSITIONAL FURNISHINGS

FOR EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOME

WHITE HOUSE FURNITURE CLEARANCE CENTER

DE

D

RE

A

S

To keep our showrooms current and fabulous, we are now offering discontinued, overstocked and special purchase items at 50% to 70% savings at our White House Furniture Clearance Center located at 81 Hamburg Turnpike, Riverdale, Exit 53 off Route 287 (prior Bograds location)

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

Whdesignsforlife.com

009_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/27/18 12:02 PM


010_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

8/23/18 4:20 PM


VIRTUOSO 30" DOUBLE THERMAL-CONVECTION

B E S T. D E C I S I O N . E V E R . When it comes to your dream home – making sure it is perfect means tons of tough decisions. Let our knowledgeable product experts relieve the stress and restore the fun while introducing you and your design team to our extensive collection of products from the most sought after brands.

AVON | MIDDLETOWN | LAWRENCEVILLE | BRIDGEWATER CHERRY HILL | CLIFTON | RAMSEY | NORWOOD

FE RGUSONSHOWROOM S.COM

Experience is the Difference With over 76 years of serving our clients, Karl’s Appliance has the region’s largest displays and selection of brand name, designer and professional-style appliances. Karl’s Appliance – for selection, pricing, service and delivery. Let us prove why Karl’s is the best choice for your appliance needs!

Fairfield (973) 227-1777

Orange (973) 395-5555

Paramus (201) 267-0820

Madison (973) 377-5000

karlsappliance.com Virtuoso 36" Wall Hood

011_BERGEN_SEPT1818.indd 1

©2018 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 0718 902218

8/23/18 4:07 PM


CONTENTS

Departments Bergen Buzz | 31 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in the county.

For Men Only | 38

When a jacket’s not quite needed, these toppers will keep you cozy and elevate your fall look.

Style Watch | 44

These statement bags punch up your vibe and offer hands-free ease.

Jewelry Box | 46

As off-the-shoulder looks keep trending, “short” necklaces are long on style.

Home Front | 48

Ward off autumn’s chill with these hot centerpieces.

Talk of the Town | 50

Though Alpine is a magnet for the rich and famous, it keeps a low profile.

Tastes | 172

Cap your meal with one of these delicious Middle Eastern desserts—because the entrée shouldn’t be the only course with flavors to savor.

Power Food | 178

Don’t call blackstrap molasses the new apple cider vinegar—people have been singing the praises of this healthful syrup for decades.

Spirits | 180

38 180

A refreshing herb can turn this classic cocktail into your next go-to drink.

Gatherings | 188

188

Whether it’s at a food festival or a charity luncheon, Bergenites show support for their friends and neighbors at events around the county.

Restaurant Review | 198

Englewood Cliffs eatery Madang offers a fresh take on Korean cuisine.

A Bergen Moment | 208

A photographer snapped his son’s soccer practice at just the right moment.

ON THE COVER: Apple cider donuts from Demarest Farms in Hillsdale Photo by Yvonne Marki BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.TOC.1.indd 12

12

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/24/18 9:09 AM


Non-Invasive - Minimally Invasive

® NutriMost®

J-Plasma Lipo® Tickle Lipo®

You don’t need major surgery to reshape your body, just the right tools in the best hands. H. William Song, MD Omni Aesthetics 169 Ramapo Valley Rd Oakland, NJ 201-368-3800 Learn about all your options

013_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

www.njBodySculpting.com

Compare available treatments

8/23/18 4:09 PM


A big “THANK YOU”

TO OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

PREMIUM OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS April – August SKIBARN.COM

014_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

PARAMUS • 201-445-9070

WAYNE • 973-256-8585

SKI, SNOWBOARD GEAR & APPAREL September – March SHREWSBURY • 732-945-3900

LAWRENCEVILLE • 609-530-1666

8/23/18 4:21 PM


Bergen County’s only hospital in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety 2018 HEALTHGRADES® PATIENT SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD™ Englewood Hospital is a proud recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This national designation recognizes hospitals that perform exceptionally well in preventing serious and potentially avoidable

complications in patients during their hospital stays. Earning the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades is a testament to the tireless efforts of our entire staff and their commitment to providing the best, and safest, medical care.

englewoodhealth.org

Healthgrades_BM_9x10.875.indd 015_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1 1

8/2/18 2:36 8/23/18 4:10 PM


Ginger STORES Women, Children & Home 2018 DE

S

D

RE

WINNER

A

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

FO

OD

F E S T I VA

L

PA

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

B ER G E

&E XPO

S D

RE

ES

&E XPO

NF

WINNER

R

B ER G E

T

TY

RE

2017

S D

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

R

ES

TY

NF T

FO

OD

F E S T I VA

L

PA

{ EDITOR’S NOTE }

Best of the best Ask and you shall receive, right? When BERGEN retired the pen-and-paper ballot for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards and implemented an online voting system, we knew the response would be overwhelming. Boy, were we right—we sat back and watched a record number of votes roll in! From the best bakeries and tastiest Thai to the most intense indoor cycling and soothing spas, we knew we could count on you to guide us to Bergen’s finest offerings in more than 150 different categories. Turn to page 127 for the results—you’ll find old favorites to celebrate and lots of new places to try. We admit, however, that simply reading about the freshest produce or the best pizza can hardly do them justice. To get the full effect, you have to experience them for yourself, and so we arranged for you to do so—again. Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford for BergenFest, where you can sample a bit of what our Readers’ Choice winners have to offer: food, drink, health, wellness and more! Speaking of superlatives, our largest issue of the year is loaded with some of the season’s best fashions. Guys not yet feeling the autumn chill can keep cozy (while still looking cool, of course) in one of the vests featured on pages 38–42. For the ladies, we remind you that suits and separates aren’t just for men. Starting on page 150, our style pros weigh in on four outfits that are perfect for a day at the office or a night on the town. And perhaps you can pair the threads with one of the crossbody bags on page 44—they’ll punch up your look and offer hands-free ease. Finally, we’d be remiss not to mention Cresskill’s Harry Martin when highlighting clothes and accessories. The former news anchor is now making waves as an underwater fashion photographer. Check out some of his work in “Take A Dip,” beginning on page 154. What else will you find in this edition of BERGEN? We head to the Ramapo Mountains for a “ride” with Pony Power Therapies in Mahwah, which uses equestrian therapy to assist kids and adults with a range of developmental, physical and emotional challenges (“Healing Horses,” page 122). From the horse stables, we move to the stable of short-term rentals available in the county through home-sharing websites. In “To Bnb or Not to Bnb” (page 160), property owners, municipal officials and policy experts discuss the pros and cons of services like Airbnb, HomeToGo and FlipKey. We hope you enjoy these and all the articles in this issue. And I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at BergenFest. Please stop and say hello—I’d love to meet you all.

Rita Guarna Editor in Chief editor@wainscotmedia.com

Apparel  Accessories  Shoes  Gifts  Home @GingerNCream, @GingerNCreamKids

350-368 Center Avenue, Westwood NJ 201.664.2440

BERG. 0918.memo.1.indd 122 016_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd

8/22/18 AM 8/23/18 11:08 4:44 PM


CDC_Bergen_Sept2018-full page

8/14/18

10:52 AM

Page 1

Whole House Remodels ❖ Family Rooms ❖ Kitchens ❖ Bathrooms Additions ❖ Finished Basements ❖ Outdoor Living 201-815-8943 www.CreativeDesignConstruction.com NJ License: 13VH01178400 • Rockland Co. License: H06401A60000

017_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:12 PM


APPLIANCES

Learn about Sub-Zero & Wolf outdoor kitchens. Visit either of our showrooms in Westwood or Wyckoff. Serving Satisfied Customers for Over 70 Years!

WESTWOOD - 671 Broadway • 201-664-1300 OPEN: Mon-Wed & Fri 9-6; Thu 9-7 ; Sat 9-5 WYCKOFF - 511 Goffle Road • 201-689-3100 OPEN: Mon & Thu 10-5; Tue-Wed 10-3; Fri Closed; Sat. 10-5 Find out more at: www.obergandlindquist.com

VOTED “BEST IN BERGEN” READER’S CHOICE AWARDS. AS SEEN ON ABC EYEWITNESS NEWS. BEST BETS FOR APPLIANCES FOR 2018.

018_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

8/23/18 4:22 PM


Around the world, patients are receiving cancer therapies that were pioneered by physicians at John Theurer Cancer Center. These highly specialized experts are the very same doctors managing your care. John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center – we’re not just at the forefront of cancer, we’re pioneering the possible. LEARN ABOUT PIONEERING THE POSSIBLE Visit jtcancercenter.org or call to speak to a nurse at 551-996-5855.

HMH-JTCC-Pioneered-9x10.875-BM-18.indd 1 019_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/2/18 11:14 AM 8/23/18 4:12 PM


ImagInatIon. Editor in Chief RITA GUARNA Creative Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO Senior Editor DARIA MEOLI Senior Associate Editor DARIUS AMOS Contributing Editors LIZ DONOVAN, HALEY GUTTENPLAN, LESLIE GARISTO PFAFF, DONNA ROLANDO, MARC SCHWARZ Contributing Photographer CRAIG COLLINS Editorial Interns JENICE BROWN, KYLE DY ART

Assistant Art Director YVONNE MARKI Contributing Designer EILEEN CRABILL PRODUCTION

Director of Production and Circulation CHRISTINE HAMEL Art Associate ALANNA GIANNANTONIO

BE SOCIAL Join our online community! LIKE us on Facebook: BergenMag FOLLOW us on Twitter: @BergenMag SEE our photos on Instagram: @BergenMagNJ VIEW our boards on Pinterest: HealthandLife

It’s the GPS Edge. If you can imagine it, we can make it happen. GPS has the knowledge, expertise, brands, showrooms, inventory, and service to give you the kitchen and bath of your dreams. All you need is your imagination. And the GPS Edge.

SEND YOUR FEEDBACK AND IDEAS TO: Editor, BERGEN, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; fax 201.782.5319; email editor@wainscotmedia.com. BERGEN assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts or art materials. BERGEN is published 11 times a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645. This is Volume 18, Issue 8. © 2018 by Wainscot Media LLC. All rights reserved. Subscriptions in U.S. outside of Bergen County: $14 for one year. Single copies: $3.95. Material contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. If you have medical concerns, seek the guidance of a healthcare professional.

1.800.CALL GPS | gpsliving.com Design Showrooms: Edison | Morris Plains | Bayonne | Orange Lakewood | Matawan | Green Brook | Flemington | Paramus | Bergenfield | Hawthorne For additional locations please visit our website

Kraftmaid BerganMag 5.677 Imagination August.indd 1 BERG. 0918.masthead.1.indd 214 020_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd

8/2/18 2:04 PM

8/23/18 4:49 PM


021_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:14 PM


Publisher THOMAS FLANNERY Associate Publisher MARY MASCIALE ADVERTISING

Senior Account Executives MARY LIMA, JENNIFER SWEETWOOD, MAURA HUNTER TEMPLETON Account Executives TRACEY HALL, BRIDGET JULIANO, PEARL LISS Director, Special Programs LAURA A. DOWDEN MARKETING, DIGITAL & OPERATIONS

Director of Marketing and Digital Media NIGEL EDELSHAIN Associate Editor GIANA BRUCELLA Advertising Services Director JACQUELYNN FISCHER Senior Art Director, Agency Services KIJOO KIM Controller AGNES ALVES Senior Staff Accountant MEGAN FRANK Manager, Office Services and Information Technology CATHERINE ROSARIO PUBLISHED BY WAINSCOT MEDIA

Chairman CARROLL V. DOWDEN President & CEO MARK DOWDEN Senior Vice Presidents SHAE MARCUS CARL OLSEN Vice Presidents NIGEL EDELSHAIN THOMAS FLANNERY RITA GUARNA CHRISTINE HAMEL

ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Please contact Thomas Flannery at 201.571.2252 or thomas.flannery@wainscotmedia.com. SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES To inquire about a subscription, to change an address or to purchase a back issue or a reprint of an article, please write to BERGEN, Circulation Department, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.573.5541; email christine.hamel@wainscotmedia.com.

022_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd BERG. 0918.masthead.1.indd 216

8/24/18 11:07 8:38 AM 8/22/18 AM


WHERE OUR TEAM BELIEVES IN

CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT FIRST. BOARD CERTIFIED SPINE SURGEONS AND PHYSIATRY SERVICES

RAFAEL LEVIN, M.D., M.S.C.

NOMAAN ASHRAF, M.D., M.B.A.

CHIEF OF SPINE HACKENSACKUMC at PASCACK VALLEY

ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

EVAN BAIRD, MD

JONATHAN LESTER, M.D.

ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

WESTWOOD | CLIFTON | BRIDGEWATER 201.634.1811 | COMPSPINECARE.COM NJ TOP DOCS 2014-2017

023_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:15 PM


Step into

WHAT YOU CAN FIND ON BERGENMAG.COM RIGHT NOW

THE ULRICH EXPERIENCE...

UNDER WATER AND BEHIND THE SCENES Your Instagram feed may be packed with great photos, but turn to “Take A Dip” on page 154 to see ethereal images by underwater photographer Harry Martin. Then visit bergenmag.com/harrymartin for a behind the scenes look at one of Martin’s photo shoots.

2018 WINNER

Creative Craftsmanship Quality Extraordinary DE

RS

D

RE

A

S

T H A N K YO U F OR VOT I N G U S # 1 K I T C H E N R EMO DELER !

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

DE SI G N

WIN THIS! Remember learning (and singing) that the toe bone’s connected to the foot bone? Kelly Solloway’s new book, The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book, is a fun and educational piece—just like the old bone song—that shows the benefits of yoga on various parts of the body. The book includes an overview of anatomical terms and more than 60 labeled illustrations—all of which you can color. Visit bergenmag.com/yogacoloring to win a copy of the book.

E XPE RT

AND WIN THAT! If you thought you had to cut carbs from your diet to feel better, think again! In The Sourdough School: The Ground-Breaking Guide to Making GutFriendly Bread, author Vanessa Kimbell provides step-by-step instuctions, advice, photos and more to make delicious (and nutritious) sourdough bread at home. Visit bergenmag.com/sourdough to win a copy of the book.

S UPE RI O R

SE RVI C E

100 CHESTNUT STREET, RIDGEWOOD, NJ 07450

201.445.1260 • ulrichinc.com Photo by Doveandco.com

E X T R AO R D I N A RY K I T C H E N S • B AT H S • R E N OVAT I O N S F RO M C O N C E P T TO O U T S TA N D I N G C O M P L E T I O N • S I N C E 1 9 4 8 Ulrich_Bergen Mag Sept 2018_rev1.indd 1

BERG.0918.webpage.1.indd 12 024_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

Follow us: BERGENMAG.C0M

7/20/18 8:28 AM

8/22/18 AM 8/23/18 11:09 4:45 PM


The #1 Tool

For Your Home Renovation Home Equity Line Of Credit

4

.25

%*

20-Year

Revolving Term

Visit our website to apply 24/7 or contact one of our experienced loan officers today! (201) 817 - 2050 Ext. 1124

*Start rate of 4.25% based on NY Prime rate as published in the Wall Street Journal minus .75%. Floor Rate is the “start rate”. Maximum rate is 15%. Line is a 20-year revolving term with a maturity balloon payment due at the end of 20 years. Minimum line amount is $25,000 and maximum line amount is $500,000. Line amounts over $300,000 may require title insurance at borrower’s expense. Appraisal required showing a maximum loan to value ratio of 70% on a 1-2 family owner-occupied dwelling in many NJ counties. Rate valid as of July 1, 2018. There is a non-refundable application fee of $99. A renewal fee of $50 will be charged each year on the anniversary month of the line. Adequate property insurance is required. Flood insurance is required where applicable. Other loan products, rates and terms are available. Subject to change without prior notice. Subject to all bank underwriting conditions. The bank is not responsible for any errors or misrepresentations.

www.BogotaSavingsBank.com 60 East Main Street, Bogota

819 Teaneck Road, Teaneck

Open 7 Days A Week

025_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:16 PM


Quality, Quality, Quality.

RATED BY ZAGAT

NEW JERSEY’S TOP STEAKHOUSE

EST. 1983

STEAKS CHOPS LOBSTER GOURMET SEAFOOD EDGEWATER

201.224.2013 FAIR LAWN

201.703.3500 MAHWAH

201.529.1111 www.riverpalm.com

026_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

8/23/18 4:58 PM


Game-changing cancer care. Here.

Image-guided Image-guided radiotherapy radiotherapy at at Good Good Samaritan Samaritan Hospital. Hospital. Now, a powerful innovation in cancer-fighting technology is close to home. Now, a powerful innovation in cancer-fighting technology is close to home. The new TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator delivers higher doses of radiation The new TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator delivers higher doses of radiation to the tumor, with pinpoint precision. It can mean shorter treatment to the tumor, with pinpoint precision. It can mean shorter treatment times, less risk to healthy tissue, and a more comfortable and manageable times, less risk to healthy tissue, and a more comfortable and manageable experience for the patient. experience for the patient.

To learn more or to make an appointment, To learn more or to make an appointment, call 833-4GS-LIFE today. call 833-4GS-LIFE today. Advancing Care. Here. Advancing Care. Here. goodsamhosp.org/linearaccelerator goodsamhosp.org/linearaccelerator

Westchester Medical Center Health Network includes: Westchester Medical Center Health Network includes:

WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER I MARIA FARERI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL I BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER WESTCHESTER MEDICALHOSPITAL CENTER I I MARIA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL I BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER MIDHUDSON REGIONAL GOOD FARERI SAMARITAN HOSPITAL I BON SECOURS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MIDHUDSON REGIONAL HOSPITAL I GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL I BON SECOURS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL I HEALTHALLIANCE HOSPITAL: BROADWAY CAMPUS ST.HEALTHALLIANCE ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL I HEALTHALLIANCE BROADWAY CAMPUS HOSPITAL: MARY’S AVENUE CAMPUS HOSPITAL: I MARGARETVILLE HOSPITAL HEALTHALLIANCE HOSPITAL: MARY’S AVENUE CAMPUS I MARGARETVILLE HOSPITAL

027_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:17 PM


!

k c a

B s ’ It

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

028_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

TOUCHDOWN CLUB AT METLIFE STADIUM

*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Credit union membership of $25 is required. Blended APY assumes principal and dividends remain on deposit for the term of the certificate. APY increases .51% on the yearly anniversary date. Initial APY is 1.87% for year one, 2.38% for year two, and 2.89% for year three. 36-month term. Minimum balance of $500. Maximum deposit aggregate of $1,000,000 per member account number. Dividends calculated using the average daily balance method. This method applies a periodic rate to the average daily balance in the account each month. Dividends are credited monthly. Dividend rates are based on credit union earnings at the end of the dividend period and cannot be guaranteed. Dividends earned on balances of $500 and greater. Fees may reduce earnings on account. Early withdrawal penalties may apply. Federally insured by NCUA up to the maximum allowed by law. Unless otherwise instructed, product changes to standard 36-month certificate upon maturity, earning applicable APY at that time. This offer, including the advertised rates and APY, is accurate effective May 16, 2018. Visions Federal Credit Union reserves the right to end or modify this offer at any time.

GET YOUR TICKET AT

Federally insured by NCUA.



vi s i o n s f cu. o rg

BERGENMAG.COM/BERGENFEST

Give your savings a boost with the double bump share certificate, featuring two automatic rate increases – guaranteed. Money matters to people, people matter to us.

USE TICKET CODE “READER” FOR SPECIAL PRICING!

36-MONTH DOUBLE BUMP SHARE CERTIFICATES

8/23/18 4:58 PM


029_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:18 PM


THANK YOU, BERGEN COUNTY! FOR ANOTHER READER’S CHOICE AWARD

WINNER DE

D

RE

A

S

2018 RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

OUR VISION IS SIMPLE: To offer old-fashioned service and cutting-edge products. • • • • • •

Custom color and color matching for paint and stain Designer wallpaper and fabrics in a variety of patterns Hunter Douglas and Graber® blinds Full assortment of paint and papering tools In-home color consultation In Stock wallpaper at our Paramus location

Eagle Paint and Wallpaper 114 W. Palisade Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 (201) 568-6051

Norton’s Paint 632 Rt. 17 North Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 447-4747

M–F: 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sat.: 7 a.m.–5 p.m. EaglePaintandWallpaper.com

M–F: 7 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat.: 7 a.m.–6 p.m. NortonsPaint.com

©2018 Benjamin Moore & Co. Aura, Benjamin Moore, Color Lock, Paint like no other, and the triangle “M” symbol are registered trademarks licensed to Benjamin Moore & Co. All other marks are the property of their respective owner.

18-18988_Norton_EaglePaint_Best_of_Bergen_Ad_9 x 10.875_v3.indd 1 030_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

7/31/18 11:10 AM 8/23/18 4:23 PM


{ BERGEN BUZZ }

BIRDING IN BERGEN

Birds of a feather are flocking together this fall. The Bergen County Zoo in Van Saun County Park in Paramus has reopened its fan-favorite, family-friendly budgerigars bird exhibit for the season. Visitors are given feeding sticks and urged to enter the enclosure for a hands-on experience with 350 of these colorful “budgies,” making it worth the additional $2 ticket price. And don’t miss the annual Meadowlands Birding Festival in Lyndhurst on Sept. 15. This free event, co-hosted by the Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) and the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, will feature bird walks with experts, raptor visits and festive kids’ activities, such as bird-feeder crafts and a scavenger hunt. “Fall is especially exciting as the shorebirds stop in the Meadowlands on their long migration south, and raptors—osprey, peregrine falcons and bald eagles— gather along the waterways to prepare for the long winter ahead,” says Don Torino, president of the BCAS. As for the birding festival, Torino notes that it is “one of the best places in New Jersey to observe one of the most incredible events in the natural world—fall bird migration.”

DID YOU KNOW? The ruff, a small wading bird, is found throughout the world but rarely seen in the U.S.—except in Bergen County. Local ornithologists frequently see the bird at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.buzz.1.indd 31

31

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:35 PM


{ BERGEN BUZZ }

NEXT ON TAP

CULINARY CORNER THE SAUCE IS SECRET The Chicago-based restaurant chain Porto’s Peri Peri, known for its flame-grilled chicken, has hatched in the Garden State. The restaurant’s signature poultry, inspired by Porto, Portugal, is marinated in its secret Peri Peri sauce for 24 hours to soak up extra zesty flavor, then served to customers whole or cut up on a platter, in a wrap, with a rice bowl or atop a salad. If pollo isn’t your thing, the expansive menu also offers plenty of vegetarian items, such as veggie patties, falafel pitas, quinoa salad and tasty and healthy sides. The new hotspot, already gaining a Bergen County following, is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, takeout and even catering.

A new beer hotspot is a-brewin’. Ridgefield Park-based brewer Bolero Snort officially began construction—or at least demolition—at its newest location in Carlstadt about five months after purchasing the 17,000-square-foot property. It’s a big deal for owner Bob Olson and his three partners, who since 2013 have been producing their drafts using other companies’ facilities. The brewery will house a tasting room, featuring 16 taps pouring made-on-site suds. You have till spring or summer 2019, when the brewery opens for business, to work up a thirst. “It was exciting when Brix City (Little Ferry) and Alementary (Hackensack) opened a couple of years ago,” says Renato Villegas of Teaneck. “The craft beer business sure is brewing in Bergen!”

Porti’s Peri Peri, 383 Market St. #5, Saddle Brook, 201.292.1911; portos-periperi.com/ saddlebrook/

NICE TO MEAT YOU Chef Lisa Johnson is bringing her Texas roots to Jersey…again. Bobcat’s Texas BBQ has just opened a second area location—it snagged prime real estate next to Trader Joe’s in Edgewater—where it offers up Texas-style slow-cooked meats and side dishes. The offerings are inspired by Johnson’s dad’s home cooking, running the gamut from brisket, ribs and smoked pork chops to comfort foods like mac & cheese,

Waste Not

mashed potatoes and collard greens. Everything on the menu is cooked to perfection in a 2,000-pound smoker on Texas pecan wood for that true Lone Star State vibe (and taste). But unlike the chain’s first local spot in Ramsey, this eatery offers up sandwiches served with your side dish of choice, along with its standard options of a plate with two sides or meat by the pound. (We’ll take one of each, please.) Bobcat’s Texas BBQ, 725 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.941.0196; bobcatstxbbq.com

KNOTT YOUR TYPICAL EATERY Chef Jamie Knott of the famed Saddle River Inn has just opened the restaurant’s more casual little-sister shop, Saddle River Café. Originally intended just for coffee and donuts, it has now become a neighborhood go-to for quick and light bites, serving up healthful salads, juices, smoothies and acaí bowls—the last undoubtedly a hit with local millennials. The café’s sit-down menu offers more than 20 items ranging from hearty proteins to dairyfree or gluten-free entrees. And its ambience is as inviting as the coffee, brewed from Brooklyn beans and served on drip or (for cold brew or effervescent “nitro” cold brew) on tap. Saddle River Café, 171 E. Saddle River Rd., Saddle River. 201.282.2300; saddlerivercafe. com (in development)

Beef brisket at Bobcat’s Texas BBQ

Some customers’ trash is one Ridgewood chef’s treasure. Kevin Portscher (pictured), the chef and coowner of the Village Green, takes foodwaste reduction to the next level by using all parts of the vegetables in his cooking, whether turning a Brussels sprout stem into a kraut or cooking down a tomato for a rich jam. He also donates unusable food scraps to TevaLand Sanctuary Farm, in Rockland County, N.Y., where they’re fed to animals. Portscher is helping New Jersey reach its goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030. MOTORIST ALERT! Plan for delays if you’re driving through Harrington Park. Construction on the Closter-Harrington Park (“Seven Pipes”) bridge continues, forcing closures at and around the intersection of Knickerbocker Road, Livingston Street, Closter Road and Harrington Avenue. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.buzz.1.indd 32

32

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/23/18 1:25 PM


SPECIALIST IN TUMORS OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, LIVER, PANCREAS, SARCOMAS, MELANOMA & BREAST

BE A SURVIVOR

THE CANCER CARE YOU DESERVE.

EXCELLENCE | EXPERIENCE | EXPERTISE

BREAST CANCER

Whether it is a breast biopsy, lumpectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, or breast mastectomy with reconstruction, Dr. McCain will help you navigate the best possible results for you. Our patients are plugged into a team of medical oncologists, expert pathologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counseling (if necessary), radiology, and reconstructive surgery to provide the patient with the best overall outcome. Our multi-faceted strategy to treat breast cancer provides each of our patients with customized solutions that will benefit their recovery.

MELANOMA

We have the largest single practice performance of sentinel lymph node biopsies and dissections—over 4,000 in the past 15 years.

GI MALIGNANCIES

We perform a high volume of resections for cancers of the stomach, pancreas, liver, small bowel, colon, rectum and retroperitoneum.

DONALD A. MCCAIN, M.D., PH.D., F.A.C.S. OFFERING DA VINCI Xi ROBOTIC SURGERY.

DrDonaldMcCain.com

• Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award 2018 New York Metro Area • Inside NJ Top Doctors Award 2018 • Jersey Choice Top Doctor 2017, New Jersey Monthly Magazine • 2016 Nobility in Science Award from National Pancreas Foundation. • Vice Chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center • Executive Vice-Chairman of Dept. of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center • Chief-Division of Surgical Oncology Hackensack University Meridian Medical Center • Assistant Clinical Professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery • Fellowship-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center • PhD in Molecular Biophysics Albert Einstein College of Medicine • Member American Society of Clinical Oncology • American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association, Society of Surgical Oncology • Attending at Hackensack Meridian University Medical Center. • Attending Physician Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC

20 PROSPECT AVENUE | SUITE 603 | HACKENSACK, NJ 07601 201.342.1010 | FAX: 201.342.1030 | EMERGENCY: 201.490.6273

033_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:23 PM


{ BERGEN BUZZ }

THESPIANS AT WORK No need to trek across the bridge to the Great White Way for live theater; these talented theater companies close to home will put on quite the shows this fall: PLAYERS GUILD OF LEONIA The state’s oldest community theater group has live performances of Cabaret planned for October. Get showtimes and more information at leoniaplayers.org. PORCH LIGHT PRODUCTIONS This Glen Rock theater doubles as a performing arts school and boasts a slate of family-friendly shows for the season, including Legally Blonde: The Musical and Seussical Jr. Learn more at porchlightproductions.org.

RAISE YOUR GLASS

BERGEN COUNTY PLAYERS Currently in its 86th season, the Oradell theater’s fall production is

Elia East Rutherford Fleming’s Edgewater The River Palm Terrace Edgewater

Morton’s The Steakhouse Hackensack The Oceanaire Seafood Room Hackensack Ho-Ho-Kus Inn Ho-Ho-Kus

HACKENSACK THEATRE COMPANY In the heart of downtown Hackensack, this stunning cultural center nurtures new talent (and lets performers show off their comedic chops) in the OffBroadway hit Avenue Q. For details, visit hacpac.org.

NJ’s TOP DOG

State Sen. Anthony Bucco is working hard to pass a law that would designate the Seeing Eye dog as the official pooch of the Garden State. “That’s not a breed,” we can hear you mutt-ering, but doggone if there’s not a certain logic here. The 90-year-old Morristown-based philanthropic organization The Seeing Eye breeds dogs—mostly Labradors and golden retrievers—as service animals for the visually impaired, both locally and internationally. “It would be nice if a specific breed was recognized,” says Chris Nobile, an Emerson resident and proud French bulldog owner. “But the Seeing Eye dog makes sense for the state, and it’s a tribute to the service these dogs provide.” To become a law, legislation must be passed by the Senate and Assembly then signed by the governor. But considering that Jersey officials recently established an official state reptile (the bog turtle) and even a state microbe (streptomyces griseus), a celebrated canine would fit right in. What breed would you nominate as New Jersey’s official dog and why? We want to know! Email: editor@wainscotmedia.com.

You don’t have to travel to a Tuscan winery for the best pinot noir of your life. Wine Spectator has announced the winners of its annual Restaurant Awards, which pay homage to the best-of-the-best wine menus spanning 50 states and 75 countries. Out of the 3,759 honorees on 2018’s list, 11 are right here in Bergen County. We think this calls for a toast: Il Villaggio Carlstadt

The Mystery of Edwin Drood. For more information, visit at bcplayers.org.

Esty Street Park Ridge Lakeside Bar & Grill Ramsey Bacari Grill Washington Township

The Capital Grille Paramus

DID YOU KNOW? According to the American Kennel Club, the Labrador retriever is New Jersey’s top registered dog. Rounding out the state’s top 10 pooches, from No. 2 to 10, are: German shepherd, golden retriever, French bulldog, bulldog, poodle, Rottweiler, boxer, German shorthaired pointer and beagle. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.buzz.1.indd 34

34

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 8:57 PM


Watch nature’s majestic shows...

...or a Manhattan matinée. Naturalist and author E.O. Wilson once wrote, “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual satisfaction.” We couldn’t agree more. Located on Christian Health Care Center’s 78-acre campus, The Vista is a new Continuing Care Retirement Community in northern New Jersey that will offer myriad opportunities to commune with nature and enjoy spectacular views of the Ramapo Mountains. Nestled within verdant woodlands, you’ll be conveniently located near the many shopping, dining, medical, spiritual, and entertainment destinations you know and love. When you want to enjoy big-city attractions such as museums, boutiques, and the theatre, you’re but an hour away from New York City.

Make an appointment to view The Vista’s future site. Call (201) 904-4300 today. All architectural renderings are conceptual and subject to change.

CEDAR HILL PLAZA 525 Cedar Hill Avenue | Wyckoff, NJ 07481 (201) 904-4300 | TheVista.org Anticipated completion late 2020 The purpose of this material is to solicit nonbinding reservations. A nonbinding reservation is not a contract and may be cancelled by the prospective purchaser at any time, without cause. Any money paid to the developer should be refunded to the prospective purchaser upon the request and cancellation of the nonbinding reservation. CHCC is a non-profit organization and is open to anyone regardless of race, sex or religion.

035_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:24 PM


{ BERGEN BUZZ } The Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus

SPOOKY SEPTEMBER

Stigma BUSTERS

Who says we have to wait until Halloween for some paranormal fun? Celebrate National Ghost Hunting Day on Sept. 29 at these local attractions believed to be haunted. Enter at your own risk…

Easton Tower, Paramus: Residents who live near this historic building, once used as an irrigation pump, claim sounds emanate from it late at night.

The Devil’s Tower, Alpine: Is one of the county’s swankiest towns also one of its spookiest? This structure built in 1910 by rich sugar importer Manuel Rionda is allegedly both cursed and haunted.

The Hermitage, Ho-Ho-Kus: The owners of this Gothic mansion-turnedmuseum are so convinced it’s possessed they offer seasonal ghost walking tours for $40.

Old River Road, Edgewater: Here, some say, one can encounter the strolling spirits of Lenape Indians from centuries past.

PET PEEVES

AT THE OFFICE

Crayhay Mansion, Midland Park: Built during the Civil War, this allegedly ghostinfested house takes its name from one Max McCray, a resident who died in the barn.

If you work in an office, you might have dealt with a demanding boss, unpaid overtime and a case of the Monday blues. But what riles you up most while you’re trying to earn a living? Five Bergenites sound off:

When you’re on a personal call at your desk, keep it personal. You shouldn’t be talking so loud that I can hear you from the other side of the office.” —Dominic Mazzella, River Edge

Co-workers who are all play, no work. When I’m swamped, know that talking about a TV show or showing me cat photos has to wait.” —Jeff Sheehan, Edgewater

Lunch thieves, don’t take my food from the fridge. If you didn’t put the Tupperware or to-go container in the fridge, it doesn’t belong to you.” —Eric Reyes, River Edge

I’m not a hypochondriac, but it’s super annoying when really sick people come to work. Don’t cough or sneeze on me. You have sick days—use them!” —Maureen Chambers, Westwood

A simple resolution may not be enough to banish stigma that sometimes surrounds mental illness, but 69 out of 70 Bergen municipalities believe it’s a step in the right direction; they’ve gone officially “stigma-free.” What else can you do? Treat friends with compassion, don’t make unwarranted assumptions, lend an ear when someone wants to talk, and consider these further steps: FORM (OR JOIN) A COMMITTEE. Many Jersey towns have official gatherings that promote this movement. Joining with your community for local rallies, walks and panels is a good start. EDUCATE OTHERS AT WORK OR SCHOOL. Just believing in “stigma-free” values isn’t enough—they need to be put in practice. Set up an educational talk for employees or students with someone who lost a loved one to suicide or who’s recovered from postpartum depression. This will help to demonstrate the effects of mental illness firsthand and show that it can touch any family. RAISE AWARENESS. Sometimes it’s as simple as gently correcting an ignorant statement, reaching out to a troubled friend or sending along resources that can help. Every little bit counts!

People with obnoxious ring tones should switch to silent or at least vibrate, especially if you leave your phone when you walk away from your desk.” —Pilar Llamas, Elmwood Park

DID YOU KNOW? Bergen County Academies in Hackensack has been named the eighth best high school in the U.S. by PolarisList, a national high school rankings service. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.buzz.1.indd 36

36

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:36 PM


More Appointments, More Locations, More Doctors

237 Montvale

17 208

Pascack Valley Medical Group is proud to welcome Bergen Medical Associates

Westwood

Northvale

Ridgewood Closter Paramus

Emerson

208

Dumont

80

4 95

• More than 70 primary care providers and specialists who work together as a team • 11 strategically located offices with convenient hours • Sophisticated Electronic Health Records and secure Patient Portal

Our Specialties

Our Locations

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Closter Primary Care 1 Ruckman Road 201-385-6161

Northvale Multispecialty 269 Livingston Street 201-767-8400

Dumont Multispecialty 125 Washington Ave 201-374-2722

Paramus Multispecialty 1 West Ridgewood Ave 201-445-1660

Allergy & Immunology Audiology Cardiology Endocrinology Family Medicine Gastroenterology Hematology & Oncology Internal Medicine Hospital Care Neurology Nutrition Obstetrics & Gynecology Otolaryngology Physiatry Podiatry Rheumatology

Emerson Multispecialty 452 Old Hook Road 201-666-3900 Emerson Multispecialty 466 Old Hook Road 201-967-8221 Montvale Multispecialty 305 West Grand Ave 201-391-0071 Montvale OBGYN 305 West Grand Ave 201-746-9150

Paramus Gynecology 1 West Ridgewood Ave 201-251-2323 Ridgewood Multispecialty 190 Dayton Street 201-670-7800 Westwood OBGYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine 250 Old Hook Road 201-781-1750

www.PascackMedicalGroup.com

037_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/27/18 11:24 AM


{ FOR MEN ONLY }

A Vested Interest When a jacket’s not quite needed, these toppers will keep you cozy and elevate your fall look.

Vest by Herno, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; shirt by Frank & Eileen, frankandeileen.com; pants by Adriano Goldschmied, Sal Lauretta for Men, Midland Park, 201.444.1692; belt by W. Kleinberg, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.menonly.indd 38

38

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 9:17 PM


THE PERFECT BLEND BURBERRY | DESIGN WITHIN REACH | GUCCI | LOUIS VUITTON SALVATORE FERRAGAMO | THE CAPITAL GRILLE | TIFFANY & CO. | VERSACE PLUS OVER 300 STORES @WestfieldGardenStatePlaza

039_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

@WestfieldGSP

#GSPlaza

westfield.com/gardenstateplaza

8/23/18 4:26 PM


{ FOR MEN ONLY }

Vest by MooRER, moorer.clothing; sweater by Patrick Assaraf, Saks Off 5th, Paramus, 201.291.1949; shirt by Frank & Eileen, frankandeileen.com; jeans by Frame Denim, Nordstrom Rack, Paramus, 201.518.2170; belt by W. Kleinberg, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.menonly.indd 40

40

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 9:17 PM


BERGEN COUNTY’S

TOP

DOCTORS 2018

S P E C I A L I Z E D P L A S T I C S U R G E O N S N O W I N YO U R N E T W O R K Edward Hahn Jr., MD , Frank S. Ciminello, MD, FACS, Adam Feintisch, MD

“It was like having a friend instead of a doctor, the personal attention was amazing. The doctors took their time with us to make sure we were comfortable.” –Cimisurgical Patient PROCEDURES OFFERED: Hand Surgery • Breast Surgery • Skin pathology & MOHS Reconstruction Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery

1 1 3 W. E ss ex St re e t . S u i te 2 0 4 , M aywo o d , N J | 2 01 . 2 89. 5 5 5 1 | C i m i s u rg i c a l .co m

041_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:27 PM


{ FOR MEN ONLY }

Vest by MooRER, moorer. clothing; shirt by Frank & Eileen, frankandeileen.com; pants by Frame Denim, Nordstrom Rack, Paramus, 201.518.2170; belt by W. Kleinberg, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; bracelets by Tateossian, Sal Lauretta for Men, Midland Park, 201.444.1692. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.menonly.indd 42

42

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 9:17 PM


Bergen locations: 49 West Allendale Avenue ALLENDALE, NJ 07401 (201) 825-0623 125 Washington Avenue DUMONT, NJ 07628 (201) 385-6272

27 Kinderkamack Road EMERSON, NJ 07630 (201) 261-2718 370 Grand Avenue ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07631 (201) 541-3900 15-01 Broadway FAIR LAWN, NJ 07410 (201) 791-8989 1120 Promenade Blvd FAIR LAWN, NJ 07410 (201) 703-8820 142 John Street HACKENSACK, NJ 07601 (201) 342-1404 182 Boulevard HASBROUCK HTS, NJ 07604 (201) 288-4950 626 Ridge Road LYNDHURST, NJ 07071 (201) 372-3240

Our patients say it best... Thank you for voting us the BEST of BERGEN  Our licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists provide the personalized care and treatment to help rebuild your strength, restore your skills and resume your life with confidence and independence  17 centers throughout Bergen County  Now providing comprehensive cancer rehabilitation  No prescription needed Kessler Rehabilitation Center 866.33.REHAB krcinfo@kessler-rehab.com kessler-pt.com

043_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

400 Franklin Turnpike MAHWAH, NJ 07430 (201) 825-2027 445 Godwin Avenue MIDLAND PARK, NJ 07432 (201) 444-4991 221 West Grand Avenue MONTVALE, NJ 07645 (201) 307-9209 275 Forest Avenue PARAMUS, NJ 07652 (201) 634-6900 500 North Franklin Turnpike RAMSEY, NJ 07446 (201) 760-2180 300 Market Street SADDLE BROOK, NJ 07663 (201) 368-6260 194 The Plaza TEANECK, NJ 07666 (201) 837-0337 223 Old Hook Road WESTWOOD, NJ 07675 (201) 666-2056

8/23/18 4:27 PM


{ STYLE WATCH } ROMINA WICKER CROSSBODY BAG J.McLaughlin, Ho-Ho-Kus, 201.345.4991

REBECCA MINKOFF SMALL LOVE CROSSBODY BAG Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920

TORY BURCH ROBINSON LEATHER CHAIN WALLET Bloomingdale’s, Hackensack, 201.457.2000

Cross My Heart

BAGGU LENS CROSSBODY BAG Blancsom, Fort Lee, 201.585.0512

These statement bags punch up your look and offer hands-free ease.

FOSSIL CAMPBELL CROSSBODY BAG DSW, Ramsey, 201.669.3053

SORIAL RUBINA LEATHER CELL PHONE CROSSBODY BAG Fox’s, Ridgewood, 201.444.1842

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.stylewatch.indd 44

PLANO SCALLOPED-LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG Talbots, Woodcliff Lake, 201.307.0102

44

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:36 PM


g

OPEN HOUSE 2018

Sunday, September 23 1pm-4pm ParamusCatholicHighSchool ParamusCathHS

ine .net

045_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:28 PM


{ JEWELRY BOX }

ETTIKA LONG TASSEL CHOKER Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122 ISABELLA CHOKER NECKLACE IN IVORY ZELLIGE kendrascott.com

Choker Craze

As off-the-shoulder looks keep trending, “short” necklaces are long on style.

JOSE & MARIA BARRERA 3D FLORAL COLLAR NECKLACE Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920

TIFFANY HARDWEAR GRADUATED LINK NECKLACE Tiffany & Co., Hackensack, 201.457.1220

VINTAGE CARTIER NECKLACE Arthur Groom & Co., Ridgewood, 201.670.0300

SEQUIN GOLDEN CHAIN CHOKER NECKLACE sequin-nyc.com

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.jewelrybox.1.indd 46

46

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:37 PM


PLEASE JOIN US FOR REFRESHMENTS, INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, AND EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS AND PRIZES

GRAND OPENING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH

5:30 PM RIBBON CUTTING | 6:00 PM OPEN HOUSE

ATTENDEES MUST RSVP

Call 201-907-1934 or visit www.chubackmedical.com/grandopening

Varicose veins and spider veins are not only unsightly but could be part of a more serious medical condition. Our stateof-the-art diagnostic analysis and vein removal treatments will restore both the health and appearance of your legs.

If you are living with hair loss, you don’t have to! We offer a variety of hair restoration methods including PRP, transplantation, and laser light. For both men and women, we will restore your hairline and your happiness!

We are not always comfortable with our bodies, and unwanted fat can be difficult to shed. We deliver an individualized treatment plan through CoolSculpting, Smart Lipo, or other plastic surgical approaches to restore your confidence.

Aging is a normal process that we all go through, but the fine lines, wrinkles and spots don’t have to be part of the experience! We can restore your softer, smoother, and younger looking appearance in one visit using the most advanced products and techniques.

SPONSORED BY

205 Robin Road, Suite 333 | Paramus, NJ 07652 | 201-907-1934 | www.chubackmedical.com

047_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:28 PM


{ HOME FRONT }

PLODES GEOMETRIC FIRE PIT Design Within Reach, Paramus, 201.843.2650

ESSCHERT DESIGN ROUND STEEL WOOD BURNING FIRE PIT The Home Depot, Mahwah, 201.818.9754

NEGRIL FIRE PIT Raymour & Flanigan, Paramus, 201.649.9941

Fire Away

Ward off autumn’s chill with these hot centerpieces.

SOLO STOVE BONFIRE FIRE PIT REI, Paramus, 201.226.1560

TOMMY BAHAMA OCEAN CLUB RESORT FIRE PIT Brass & Burl, Hackensack, 888.406.4002

CARSWELL LARGE FIRE PIT Crate & Barrel, Paramus, 201.986.2999

NATURAL LOG RECTANGLE OUTDOOR FIRE TABLE Arhaus, Hackensack, 201.343.1319 BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.homefront.1.indd 48

48

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 9:14 PM


Thank you Bergen County for selecting us as your favorite lighting store. Visit our Paramus showroom and SAVE AN EXTRA 15% OFF your f irst purchase when you mention this ad.

T H E R E V E A L E D P E N DA N T V I S I T YO U R PA R A M U S S H O W R O O M | 7 5 R O U T E 1 7 S O U T H

049_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:29 PM


{ TALK OF THE TOWN }

HOUSING COSTS The median home value in Alpine is $2,804,400— down 5 percent over last year and predicted to fall 0.7 percent within the next year, according to Zillow.

WELCOME TO

Alpine

LOCALS LOVE

Though this tiny borough is a magnet for the rich and famous, it keeps a low profile. For those who prize solitude—and are willing to pay for it—Alpine shuts out some of the pressures of the world. Even the postal service doesn’t reach parts of town (there are P.O. boxes for those residents); and there’s no public high school or library to draw traffic. Alpine tends to keep its ties to celebrities, sports figures and corporate leaders under wraps. Perhaps that’s why so many icons have settled in this scenic Hudson River enclave over the years. Please indulge us in a little name-dropping: A-listers are said to include Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and Lil’ Kim. Privacy does come with a very steep price. The most expensive ZIP code in New Jersey is 07620—a part of Alpine where the cost of living is five times the state’s average. (For those keeping track, the borough is covered by four ZIP codes.) The price of the average home in this part of town is more than $3 million, according to GOBankingRates, but buyers can spend lots more for their slice of paradise. For instance, if you’re in the market for a 42-room historic mansion with an indoor basketball

n Legend has it a stone clock tower, aka Devil’s Tower (pictured), in the borough’s Rio Vista section is haunted, after the death of sugar baron Manuel Rionda’s wife. The story that she threw herself off the tower is false, however. Harriet Rionda died of natural causes in 1922. n After the World Trade Center attacks, several New York TV stations turned to Alpine’s still-standing Armstrong Tower as the primary means to broadcast. Edwin Howard Armstrong built this 425-foot tower and laboratory after RCA evicted him from the Empire State Building. n The annual tax bill for the $39 million Frick estate is $322,560.

DINING Forget about dieting and grab a bacon cheeseburger or a sauerkrauttopped wiener at the State Line Lookout Café. Built in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration, this rustic stone-front refreshment stand will satisfy the hunger you’ll get hiking in the New Jersey Palisades with traditional American breakfast, brunch and café fare. It’s also the place to stock up on a good read about local history. For a change of pace, there is Japanese dining with a touch of theater at Kiku Alpine. Hibachi chefs cook meals and veggies on tableside grills to entertain all ages.

Clockwise from top: Anthony Taranto; NJPGA; Karen Seeman; aminoapps.com

FUN FACTS

court, movie theater, spa and six-bedroom master wing, there’s the $39.9 million Frick estate. For opulence like this, Alpine stands out on a national level—Forbes listed it in 2016 as the most expensive ZIP code in the U.S. One of the best ways to check out Alpine is to visit the State Line Lookout; with an elevation of 520 feet, it’s the highest point of the Palisades Cliffs. This area of parkland off Palisades Interstate Parkway boasts some of the best hiking in the area and more than five miles of cross-country ski trails. Don’t leave town without delving into Alpine’s roots and visiting the Kearney House, which is part of Palisades Interstate Park along the Hudson River. If being on the waters is more your passion, head to the Alpine Boat Basin—the perfect spot to cast a line or marvel at the cliffs. With roughly 1,865 residents, Alpine holds onto its privacy by limiting restaurants and shopping. Its lone public school serves grades K–8; students then attend Tenafly High School.

n  Getting their game on at the Alpine Swim and Tennis Club, available to all residents for a seasonal fee. n  Visiting the Kearney House for seasonal events like “Punch & Pie” this autumn with musical entertainment and some very tall tales. n  R enting a boat or jet ski at Alpine Marina or grabbing a fishing pole for some fun on the Hudson.

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $114,545, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

DID YOU KNOW? Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia Jr. and Chris Canty, a defensive end during the Giants’ 2011 Super Bowl win, have both called Alpine home at one time, as did entertainers Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.TalkTown.indd 50

50

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:38 PM


WE SPECIALIZE IN: • Additions/Renovations • Kitchens • Baths • Custom Home Building

Yorkshire Builders is a 33-year-old residential construction firm. Whether you are dreaming of building a custom luxury home, putting on an addition or planning to renovate, Yorkshire Builders is ready to assist you in the building or management of your next project! NJ LIC.#13VH03317100

725 River Rd., Edgewater, NJ

051_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

201-803-7865

www.yorkshirebuilders.com

8/23/18 4:30 PM


60

The percentage of people ages 65 and older who said they were very happy with their marriage. And those happily married pairs reported better physical health than couples who were less happy.

{ HEALTH NEWS }

THE COCOA/ BRAIN CONNECTION

Study participants who consumed 900 mg of cocoa flavanols daily for three months improved their brain function considerably. Sixty-year-olds performed just as well as people half their age in pattern recognition tests. —Nature Neuroscience

—University of Chicago

GO AHEAD, CATCH UP ON SLEEP

Think you can’t catch up on sleep? Researchers tracked the habits of 43,000 folks who supplemented their measly fivehour nightly slumbering with extra weekend hours. Turns out that those weekend nappers lived just as long as people who get the recommended seven hours of sleep per night. —Stockholm University

*

“People can and do get sleep recovery time. If you’re sleep deprived, you can make up for it on the weekend if your body can overshoot what your average sleep needs are. It may take one to three days to get to total recovery depending on how long you have been sleep deprived.” —Srikant Kondapaneni, M.D., chief of pulmonary medicine, Englewood Health

6

MONITOR THAT MONITOR Up to 70 percent of home bloodpressure devices have been shown to be off by 5 points. Experts recommend bringing yours to your doctor's office to ensure you're getting an accurate reading. —University of Alberta

The number of severe sunburns that put you at triple the risk of developing melanoma. Dermatologists recommend applying sunscreen with SPF of at least 30 every two hours. —American Journal of Epidemiology

SPARKLING VS STILL H2O Bubbles are just as hydrating as still water, according to research. It was once believed that bubbles took more time to be absorbed by the body, but that’s not the case. Bring on the fizz.

BEWARE GLUTEN FREE

DOC WILL (FINALLY) SEE YOU NOW

It takes nearly 20 minutes—well, 18 minutes and 35 seconds—to see your doctor. How to cut down on the wait? Ask for the first appointment of the day and whether you can fill out forms in advance. —2017 Vitals Wait Time Report

Avoiding gluten is wise for those people suffering from celiac or other stomach disorders, but for those folks who have no such woes, cutting gluten could raise the risk of heart disease, according to the results of a study of 110,000 participants. —The BMJ

—American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.healthnews.indd 52

52

SEPTEMBER 2018

—Compiled by Paul Rance Jr.

8/21/18 8:40 PM


MSK Bergen

Superior cancer care. Now in Bergen County. MSK Bergen is a brand-new location, but it’s connected to over 130 years of innovation and thousands of people focused entirely on cancer. That means you have access to the most advanced treatment options and care teams that guide you every step of the way. Welcome to Memorial Sloan Kettering. Welcome to MSK Bergen.

Montvale, NJ

MORE SCIENCE. LESS FEAR. A member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering - Hackensack Meridian Health Partnership

053_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:31 PM


Your home…There’s no place like it. Celebrating Our 43rd Year!

Interior design is our passion. Creativity, function and value are our focus.

ES

FO

&E XPO

NF

WINNER

PA

R

B ER G E

T

TY

RE

2017

S D

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

OD

L F E S T I VA

Celebrating our 44th Year

392 Main Street, Wyckoff, NJ 201-666-8185 • RonNathanInteriors.com

New Jersey Certified Interior Designer (NJCID #0042) • Member ASID, Allied • Best Practices Network Member (BPN)

Congratulations to the 128 Angels in the Class of 2018: • accepted into Boston College, Bucknell, Cornell, Emory, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Notre Dame, NYU, Rice, Tulane, UPenn, USC & many more top tier colleges! • SAT Mean Composite of 1260 – among the highest in Bergen County • 94% AP Exam success rate

Discover the AHA Difference!

315 Hillside Avenue, Demarest, NJ 07627 | phone 201.768.7161

OPEN HOUSE Sun, October 14th, 1pm

A L L - GIR L S HIG H S CH OOL Bergen Mag_Sept 2018.indd 1 054_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

www.holyangels.org

• 86 Angels recognized as AP Scholars, including 1 National Scholar! • awarded over $13 million in scholarships & grants • received 38 President’s Awards for Educational Excellence

A GROWTH MINDSET EDUCATION SPONSORED by the SCHOOL SISTERS of NOTRE DAME 8/6/18 4:05 PM 8/23/18 5:02 PM


Call for your FREE* Dr. Braver European Bunion Exam or FREE* DrRun Heel Pain Exam!

WE’LL KEEP YOU ACTIVE!

DR. RICHARD T. BRAVER DR. PHILIP S. MESSENGER DR. GREGORY S. TAMAGNINI • RECONSTRUCTIVE FOOT & ANKLE SURGEONS

Ask us about our FREE screening program*

• BOARD CERTIFIED/QUALIFIED PODIATRISTS • ORTHOTIC SPECIALISTS

PARTICIPATING IN MOST INSURANCE PLANS—PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS

• TEAM SPORTS CONSULTANTS FOR MONTCLAIR STATE AND WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITIES

4-14 SADDLE RIVER ROAD | FAIR LAWN, NJ | 201 791-1881 44 ROUTE 23 N. | RIVERDALE, NJ | 973 831-1774 WWW.DRRUN.COM | EMAIL: DRRUN@AOL.COM

• SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR TO RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE

*does not include xrays and treatment unless authorized

055_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

• AFFILIATED WITH HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, PALISADES MEDICAL CENTER, CHILTON HOSPITAL AND HACKENSACK SURGERY CENTER

8/23/18 4:31 PM


NEW NAME. NEW LOOK. GALLERY MAGAZINE IS NOW... GALLERY FALL/WINTER 2018

GOING DUTCH IN RIDGEWOOD RIDGEWOOD RENO

CHARLESTON: DIXIE DESIGN AT ITS BEST THE WONDER OF WOOD

| DIXIE DESIGN

WHAT $5 MILLION BUYS

| R I V E R R E T R E AT FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 6

A RIVER RETREAT ON THE MANASQUAN

CONTACT YOUR ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE OR THOMAS FLANNERY, PUBLISHER 201.571.2252 THOMAS.FLANNERY@WAINSCOTMEDIA.COM

056_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

8/23/18 5:03 PM


FACES OF 2018 A SHOWCASE OF INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES AROUND BERGEN COUNTY.

FacesBergen_Cover_0918.indd 1

8/24/18 12:53 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES IN DENTISTRY

ANDREW SPECTOR, D.M.D., FAGD, FICOI GENTLE DENTISTRY P.A.

173 Terrace St., Haworth, NJ 07641 201.384.1611 | gentledentistry.com | bergenhybridge.com DR. ANDREW SPECTOR is a second-generation dentist and a native of Bergen county who has been helping patients smile for over 28 years. His practice Gentle Dentistry P.A. is a full-service multi-specialty practice housing dentistry’s most advanced technologies. Dr. Spector specializes in Minimally Invasive Implant Dentistry, Cosmetic Smile Makeovers and Technology Driven General care. Through the use of 3D imaging, digital scanning and the most advanced laser care, the traditional dental experience has been transformed. Combined with a deeply compassionate staff and a skilled team of specialists and associates, a visit to Gentle Dentistry will forever change the way you look at dental care. Dr. Spector is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a nationally renowned lecturer, and past Clinical Associate Professor of Implantology at NYU. His work has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, NJ12 and in the NY Times.Â

GentleDentistry _SP_0918_final.indd 2

8/22/18 12:50 PM


GentleDentistry _SP_0918_final.indd 3

8/22/18 12:50 PM


FACES OF 2018

BergenOral_SP_0918_final.indd 2

8/22/18 12:49 PM


THE FACES OF

WISDOM TEETH, DENTAL IMPLANTS AND CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY STEVEN M. MOSS, D.M.D. JASON DIAMOND, D.D.S., M.D. VINCENT NOVELLI, D.M.D., M.D. CHANG HAN, D.D.S., M.D. ANGELA ILLUZZI-RUSSO, D.D.S. BERGEN ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

250 Old Hook Rd., East Building, Suite 202, Westwood, NJ 07675 | 201.664.5656 920 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.8297

1200 East Ridgewood, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.4137 BERGEN ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, in the community for over 60 years, puts patient care first when employing the most innovative techniques and practice. Whether removing wisdom teeth, placing dental implants or carrying out corrective jaw surgery, our goal is to attain an outcome that best suits each patient. The practice’s clinical experience, development of protocols and use of advanced technologies, including 3D imaging and computer-guided systems, have resulted in each of its surgeons being voted a TOP DENTIST in multiple polls. “We’re leaders in All-on-4® surgery in the N.Y. tristate area,” says Dr. Chang Han, about the minimallyinvasive procedure that restores a full arch of teeth using just four dental implants. “Our treatment could change a patient’s life and I am happy to be part of a specialty that can make such a difference,” says Dr. Angela Illuzzi-Russo.

BergenOral_SP_0918_final.indd 3

8/27/18 2:29 PM


THE FACES OF

MULTI-SPECIALTY AND PRIMARY CARE BERGEN MEDICAL ASSOCIATES Emerson | 201.967.8221 Paramus (Suite 301) | 201.445.1660 Paramus (Suite 211) | 201.251.8221 Northvale | 201.767.8400 Montvale | 201.391.0071 Ridgewood | 201.670.7800 bergenmed.com

BergenMedical_SP_0918_final_REV.indd 2

8/27/18 2:59 PM


“BERGEN MEDICAL ASSOCIATES TAKES A WHOLE–PATIENT APPROACH to facilitating comprehensive care at their multi-specialty and primary care facilities. Our philosophy is to provide the highest level of medical care to our patients in an individualized way,” says Dr. Eric Avezzano, CEO and Managing Partner of the multi-specialty practice. “We offer a therapeutic environment and easy access to our care team.” Patients enjoy the “one-stop shopping” approach where so many medical services are provided under one umbrella. The team of physicians, nurses and highly trained staff represent a wide breadth of specialties. The group fosters an environment of collaboration amongst the physicians, which results in a seamless continuum of care for the patients through every stage of health and illness, beginning with preventative services. Bergen Medical Associates has locations in Emerson, Montvale, Northvale, Paramus and Ridgewood and offers extended weekend and Saturday hours as well as same day appointments. They participate in most insurance plans.”

FACES OF 2018

BergenMedical_SP_0918_final_REV.indd 3

8/27/18 2:59 PM


FACES OF 2018

RiversideOral_SP_0918_final.indd 2

8/22/18 12:53 PM


THE FACES OF

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 209 So. Livingston Ave., Suite 2, Livingston, NJ 07039 201.487.6565 | riversideoralsurgery.com CONSISTENTLY OUTSTANDING RESULTS and exceptional credentials are at the core of Riverside Oral Surgery’s well-earned reputation. This practice provides the optimal patient experience in Bergen County, and with their newest location in Livingston, patients in Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties can expect the same. Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Jason M. Auerbach and Dr. Sung Hee Cho have turned Riverside Oral Surgery into Bergen County’s premier oral surgery and dental implant practice. The team of surgeons provides comprehensive oral and maxillofacial care to patients of all ages, regardless of complexity. With focuses ranging from laser-assisted dental implant surgery, bone grafting, wisdom teeth removal and office-administered anesthesia to trauma, pathology and esthetic procedures, each surgeon excels in his subspecialty. With offices in Bergen and Essex Counties, doctors, dentists and patients throughout the metropolitan area have access to uncompromising care that has always been the hallmark of Riverside Oral Surgery.

RiversideOral_SP_0918_final.indd 3

8/22/18 12:53 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

MOBILITY, ALTRUISM AND QUALITY OF LIFE PAUL KOVATIS, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

2 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652 | 201.587.1111 | ossmc.com | njtopdocs.com HAVE YOU EVER MET AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON whose father was a Colonel and fighter pilot with the Flying Tigers? Who can be seen at most New York Mets games interacting with current and former professional players, and who almost made the major leagues himself? And who has a stellar reputation performing complex orthopedic fracture reconstructions throughout the entire Metro region and who donates most of his free time to military, sports and religious causes? Meet Dr Paul Kovatis. Dr. Kovatis once had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial “first pitch” at a Mets game, on live television—and fired a perfect 84 mile-per-hour strike. Most stadium personnel still recall this particular first pitch since most ceremonial throws go awry. Not this one. And while he has earned scores of honors, local and national awards, and physician-leadership roles during his career, Dr. Kovatis notes,” That pitch made for a day I will never forget.”

Kovatis_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:05 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

APPAREL, JEWELRY, SHOES, GIFTS & HOME SUE BAHNG, Owner GINGER N’ CREAM

CHOICE A WA R

2018

&E XPO TY

WINNER

R

ES T

S’ ER AD

S D

NF

GingerNCream_FP_0918_final.indd 1

B ER GE

BUSY MOMS TAKE HEED. It’s Ginger N’ Cream to the rescue. Ginger N’ Cream’s charming mini-neighborhood department store with easy shopping for women, is also the destination for teens and children, home goods and gifts for all ages, tastes and budgets. Sue Bahng, owner, was obsessed with fashion from a young age and through hard work and the help of her dedicated staff, she’s grown from one to four locations nestled together on one block. Ginger N’ Cream’s selection of women’s clothing, accessories and plenty of shoes expanded to Ginger Young Contemporary’s trendy casual and dressy apparel, Ginger Kids’ must-have clothing and shoes for newborns to tweens and Ginger Dream’s gifts, home goods and accessories. In need of a whole new wardrobe, a special occasion outfit or back-to-school clothes for growing children, no shopping list is too big or too small. And the convenient parking lot is the icing on the cake.

RE

350-368 Center Ave., Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.2440 instagram.com/gingerncream instagram.com/gingerncreamkids

FO

L OD F E S T IVA

PA

8/22/18 10:39 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

GOURMET FOOD

TONY CHERNALIS, MARK CHERNALIS & ZACH CHERNALIS THE MARKET BASKET 813 Franklin Lakes Rd., Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 | 201.891.2000 | marketbasket.com THE MARKET BASKET’S ORIGINAL WYCKOFF grocery store, butcher shop and deli were opened in 1960 when Tony Chernalis realized the answer to a call for homemade prepared dinner dishes by a community of busy corporate professionals. Almost three decades later, with the help of Tony’s son, Mark, the family added a larger store in Franklin Lakes, dubbed Bergen’s gourmet paradise. With Zach now on-board, three generations of the Chernalis’ family oversee two locations of the Market Basket including an awardwinning five-star catering division offering party planning, custom invitations and themed entertainment. Thanks to top-notch culinarytrained chefs, hand-selected produce, freshest fish picked daily, top-quality prime meats from authentic butchers and store baked goods, The Market Basket has been the recipient of dozens of awards and rave reviews. But, above all, it’s exceptional service and customer loyalty that remain top priority. It’s no wonder this high-end specialty food emporium is one of Bergen’s most beloved destinations.

MarketBasket_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/27/18 2:36 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

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

101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 510, West Orange, NJ 07052 973.736.5907 | drspiro.com DR. SPIRO IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE the latest micro-needling platform to complement his practice’s aesthetic skincare center. After extensive research and due diligence investigating the new technology, “I am the first to volunteer,” he notes. Patients respect his tough choices because they know they are getting the very best. The results must pass Dr. Spiro’s discerning eye and vision for the outcome, traits he gained as a noted artist before beginning his 20+ year career in aesthetic surgery. This past July, Dr. Spiro welcomed new associate, Dr. Alexis L. Parcells, to his ever-growing practice. Dr. Parcells offers feminine health rejuvenation and laser services along with expertise in breast and skin cancer reconstruction, and cosmetic breast and body surgery. Dr. Spiro remains dedicated to specializing in breast cancer reconstruction as well as breast and body contouring and facial aesthetics with a passion for artistry. He considers every patient and every case an opportunity to create something magical.

Spiro_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:42 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

PERSONAL DENTAL CARE DAYNA CASSANDRA, D.D.S.

351 Evelyn St., Paramus, NJ 07652 | 201.261.7645 | cosmeticdentistofparamus.com “IF I HAD TO PICK ALL OVER AGAIN, I’d pick you.” This comment meant a lot to Dr. Dayna Cassandra. It’s how she wants her patients to feel. Providing quality dental care in Bergen County for almost twenty years, Dr. Cassandra is passionate about restorative dentistry. She is driven to find reasons why a patient’s smile has changed and incorporates tenets from both science and art to provide solutions. Dr. Cassandra is a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School and trained at the prestigious Pankey Institute. She has provided mission work for those in need, in the U.S. and internationally, and is currently a Clinical Professor in the Center for Advanced Esthetics at NYU. Dr. Cassandra’s associate Dr. Erika Dean is a graduate of Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Both doctors continue learning through Spear Education and want patients to feel supported throughout the entirety of treatment.

Cassandra_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 10:53 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

THE PERFECT APPLIANCE RENO’S APPLIANCE

235 McLean Blvd., Paterson, NJ 07504 | 973.247.1860 | renosappliance.com SHOPPING FOR AN APPLIANCE can be an overwhelming experience, given the enormous amount of online information. The “family” team at Reno’s Appliance helps each customer through this process with a team of knowledgeable sales professionals familiar with all brands and manufacturers. Always dedicated to offering new and improved service, Reno’s Appliance now has an on-site Corporate Chef who provides tasty treats to sample while shopping and is available to demonstrate a variety of appliances. What began in 1951 as Reno’s Radio and TV Repair Shop has grown into a 12,000 square foot designer showroom—serving the tri-state area and offering a full range of appliances. Reno’s three sons continue the family tradition, highlighting customer satisfaction and creating a unique shopping experience at every visit.

Renos_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 3:47 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

ORTHOPEDICS JAMES W. CAHILL, M.D.

87 Summit Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.0022 | Cahillorthopedic.com A TOP DOCTOR AWARD-WINNING PRACTICE, Cahill Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement offers specialized care in sports injuries and joint replacements. Dr. Cahill has expertise in ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization and rotator cuff repairs, as well as extensive experience in the management of pediatric sports injuries and trauma. Board certified, Dr. Cahill has advanced fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine and routinely provides care for professional, collegiate and high school athletes. His practice is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health, where he is a senior attending orthopedic surgeon and with Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck. He performs surgical procedures at the highest level, incorporating current techniques and research, with an interest in roboticassisted joint replacement. Committed to giving back, he has performed pro bono work for returning veterans, supports the orthopedic needs of local law enforcement and is a consultant for the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative for patients in need.

Cahill_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:12 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

CREATIVE LANDSCAPE DESIGN

MITCH KNAPP & RICK ZIMMER, Principals SCENIC LANDSCAPING, TAPESTRY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, TRANQUILITY POOLS 7 Argyle Rd., Haskell, NJ 07420 | 973.616.9600 | sceniclandscaping.com

WITH THREE COMPANIES under one roof, Principals Mitch Knapp and Rick Zimmer’s team offer a variety of customized services for their clients. With 43 years’ experience, they continue to push creative boundaries. From residential and commercial designs, landscape construction and maintenance, to detail oriented swimming pools and spas, they have become the one-stop shop for luxury outdoor living. A recipient of numerous awards for landscape design over the last four decades, Scenic Landscaping has an impressive portfolio of successful projects, ranging from Manhattan hotel rooftops to luxurious private residences in the tri-state area. Fully staffed with a large team of experts, including architects, designers, horticulturists, and master pool builders, all jobs, whether large or small, receive personal attention. Clients have access to a private on-site nursery of plant material and customized garden services to ensure that the new design can maintain its quality and continue to thrive each year.

Scenic_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 2:58 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

RELIEFRECOVERYRESULTS

DR. ALFRED GIGANTE, Owner JOINT & SPINE

83 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.445.1079 | thebackpaincenter.com AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, many of us have suffered from back and joint pain. Should I consult a chiropractor, a physical therapist, do I need medication or a simple massage? These questions are quickly addressed at Joint & Spine, established in 1995, where chiropractic, physical and laser pain therapy bring about the best results for individual patients. Founder Dr. Alfred Gigante, a chiropractic physician celebrating over 40 years in practice, specializes in the treatment of lower back disorders and related leg pain known as sciatica. Using spinal decompression and non-force techniques – many developed by Dr. Gigante – the majority of patients get relief after the first visit. His team of physical therapists specialize in joint disorders of the shoulders, hips, knees and feet. Schedule a free consultation and receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Gigante’s book, “Hope & Help for Back Pain” designed for both practitioners and patients. Take back your life.

Backpain_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:13 AM


FACES OF

THE FACE OF

2018

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. Including this past graduating class, 10,229 young women proudly call themselves IHA alumnae.

IHA_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:41 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

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.

PeterSalerno_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 10:49 AM


FACES OF THE FACE OF

FINE JEWELRY

2018

NANCY SCHURING DEVON FINE JEWELRY

303 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.848.8489 | devonfinejewelry.com

CHOICE A WA R

2018

ES

&E XPO TY

NF

WINNER

R

B ER GE T

S’ ER AD

S D

RE

AT DEVON FINE JEWELRY, cases of unusual gemstone jewelry in intense hues of tanzanite, blue zircon, tourmaline and green garnet sparkle and shine. The newest addition to this collection of brilliance is Paraiba tourmaline, one of the rarest and most unique gems in the world. Originally discovered in Brazil, this distinctive treasure now comes all the way from Mozambique to masterful gemologist Nancy Schuring, Devon’s owner. Devon diamond engagement rings are a cut above in quality and style, expertly created in an array of mountings and custom designs to represent everlasting love. Moved by the gentle people after a gemhunting trip to Africa, Nancy expanded the Devon story by creating The Devon Foundation awarding gem cutting scholarships to students, the source of many of the stones on display at Devon. The Foundation was honored by the Tanzanian government for providing 10,000 school lunches a month, encouraging children to come to school and learn.

FO

L OD F E S T IVA

Devon_FP_0918_final.indd 1

PA

8/22/18 11:17 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

INTERIOR DESIGN

MICHAEL FELICE & CECILIA GUZZO Co-owners MICHAEL FELICE INTERIORS 318 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.710.5796 | michaelfeliceinteriors.com

DYNAMIC DUO Michael Felice and Cecilia Guzzo may seem low key in demeanor, but when it comes to creating the space of your dreams, this interior design team is the best in the business. Putting their heart into every project, they balance each other to create beautiful, functional interiors. “It’s all about personal space and offering choices that reflect the style of each client,” the two agree. Michael Felice Interiors was recently selected by Hunter Douglas to open their first New Jersey store to the public as well as the trade: Hunter Douglas Design Gallery by Michael Felice Interiors. Their full-service team can create magic with a single window treatment, paint color selection, furniture and lighting collections or an entire room makeover; they welcome any project with enthusiasm and a chance to craft something unique.

MichaelFelice_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:38 AM


FACES OF 2018 THE FACE OF

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

DEBORAH A. RICHIN, CFP®,

Vice President-Wealth Management, Senior Portfolio Manager

UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 61 S. Paramus Rd., 4th Floor, Paramus, NJ 07652 201.441.4091 | 844.831.0227 (toll free) ubs.com/fa/deborahrichin YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE is like a jigsaw puzzle with complex moving pieces. Making sure all the facets are interconnected can be overwhelming. As a Financial Advisor, Deborah A. Richin, can help design a financial plan that allows you to make confident, informed choices to build the life you want and the legacy you wish to leave your loved ones. Deborah’s holistic approach to wealth management offers straightforward guidance and focuses on your goals and objectives that, like a welldesigned puzzle, can help unlock new and unrealized discoveries. Her comprehensive process digs deep to help uncover existing potential opportunities that may impact your portfolio and enhance your personal wealth. Explore a relationship with Deborah and seek to ensure your financial house is maximizing it’s potential one piece at a time. A financial professional can help make all the difference. Call today for a complimentary discovery session to plan for your present and your future.

Deborah A. Richin is a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services Inc. in Paramus, NJ. All Rights reserved. UBS Financial Services Inc. is a subsidiary of UBS AG. Member FINRA/SIPC. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S. which it awards to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. In providing wealth management services to clients, we offer both investment advisory and brokerage services which are separate and distinct and differ in material ways. For information, including the different laws and contracts that govern, visit ubs.com/workingwithus. In providing financial planning services, we may act as a broker-dealer or investment adviser, depending on whether we charge a fee for the service. The nature and scope of the services are detailed in the documents and reports provided to clients as part of the service. Financial planning does not alter or modify in any way a client’s existing account(s) or the terms and conditions of any account agreements they may have with UBS. IS1802314.

UBS_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 2:59 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

VEIN SPECIALISTS VEIN CENTER OF ORADELL

680 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 306, Oradell, NJ 07649 201.262.VEIN (8346) | veincenteroforadell.com DR. JAMES GEUDER is a board certified vascular surgeon with over 25 years of experience treating vascular and vein problems in Bergen County. At The Vein Center of Oradell, Dr. Geuder personally examines, educates and treats all patients. The Vein Center of Oradell has an ICAVL-approved vascular lab, and they became the first vein center in New Jersey to be certified by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Nurse Patty Galitsis, R.N. has many years of experience with vein problems and is certified in fitting compression hose. Castle Connolly and New York Magazine consistently include Dr. Geuder on their “Best Doctor” list and he also has the Patients Choice Award which is based on patients’ experience. The Vein Center of Oradell makes every effort to offer patients the most comfortable and friendly environment as they receive the best medical care.

VeinCenter_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:33 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

HAIR COLOR ERIC ALT, Owner

CHOICE A WA R

2018

ES

&E XPO TY

NF

WINNER

R

B ER GE T

S’ ER AD

S D

RE

ERIC ALT NORTH | 67 East Allendale Rd., Saddle River, NJ 07458 | 201.934.1150 ALT HOUSE OF BLONDE | 67B East Allendale Rd., Saddle River, NJ 07458 | 201.251.2222 ERIC ALT UNTITLED | 618 North Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 | 201.444.7171 ALT + CO. | 43 Hudson St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201.444.4500 ericaltsalon.com

FO

L OD F E S T IVA

PA

EricAlt_FP_0918_final.indd 1

WHEN IT COMES TO HAIRCARE SERVICES, few strike as deep an emotional chord or cause as much apprehension as hair color. Step into one of the three Bergen locations of the Eric Alt Salon and put your hair color nerves at ease. Eric and his passionate team of master, award-winning hair color experts are well diversified in the art of hair color including multi-dimensional tones that will transform your tresses from dull to dynamite. Always one step ahead of beauty, Eric launched the Alt House of Blonde and Eric Alt Untitled – both with a specific focus on color and the creation of works of art. With blonding techniques in high demand, masterful estheticians offer a creative canvas of blonde hues and corrective blonding services. And, Eric has redefined the term “barbershop” with grooming and hair color services at Alt + Co., an exclusive spot for the men too. The ultimate in glam awaits!

8/22/18 11:41 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS

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

12 Goffle Rd., Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.447.2570 | nuzzichiro.com

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN PRACTICE, Dr. Lori Nuzzi infuses innovation and modern science with her years of experience and excellence in service. Nuzzi Chiropractic Lifestyle Wellness Center is an alternative healthcare clinic focusing on drug free 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 fields, dedicated to providing excellent care that helps patients experience relief from pain, rehabilitate from injury or simply renew their commitment to a healthier, happier lifestyle. For further information or to schedule an appointment go to our website at nuzzichiro.com.

Nuzzi_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:43 AM


FACES OF THE FACE OF

FURNITURE & INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES

2018

ANDY LEEDS, Owner LANDAU ETHAN ALLEN

85 New Jersey Route 4 East, River Edge, NJ 07661 201.488.5757 | ethanallen.com WE ALL ENVISION a living space that reflects our personal style. But often we have a hard time fitting the pieces together to craft that ideal image. From traditional to contemporary styles, W.L. Landau Ethan Allen has everything you need to design a fabulous and functional home. There’s even a line of Quick Ship indoor and outdoor furniture that will arrive in your home within 30 days. Work with a member of their experienced design team whose keen eye, unsurpassed service and expert advice will help to create the look you’ll love. The Landau family has been part of the Bergen County community for over 60 years. It’s the oldest furniture store on Route 4. Walk in any day and meet owner, Andy Leeds, who oversees 28 employees, all part of the Landau family. Call for free design services from our inspirational pros and get one step closer to the home of your dreams.

EthanAllen_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:45 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

STONE AND TILE ANTONELLA ROMANO STONE & TILE EMPORIUM

248 Everett Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.2444 | stoneandtilenj.com

ANTONELLA ROMANO, owner of Stone & Tile Emporium in Wyckoff, is a third-generation tile specialist and an expert in every aspect of the business—from design and installation to geology and fabrication. Born in Italy and emigrating to the United States as a young girl, Antonella started working in her father’s stone company as a teenager. “I literally grew up in the industry and owe all I’ve learned to my father,” she says. “Now I am able to help clients realize their dreams in my own unique way, with a woman’s touch.” She monitors the entire process, from concept to completion, to ensure the final result is as envisioned. Antonella combines old world Italian craft with modern-day construction. Personal service, site visits, and full elevations and floor plans of the tile details are what make her unique in the business. Having worked with her father in the field she can conceptualize the details and drawings so that the end result after installation is aesthetically and technically flawless.

StoneandTile_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:46 AM


FACES OF THE FACE OF

SHOULDER, ELBOW AND KNEE SURGERY

2018

STEPHEN G. SILVER, M.D.

360 Essex St., Suite 303, Hackensack, NJ 07601 551.996.8830 210 E. 64th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10065 212.434.4316 drstephensilver.com “TAKING THE TIME TO ENSURE that my patients have a firm understanding of their treatment and options is a top priority,” says Dr. Stephen G. Silver, board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and knee, shoulder and elbow injuries. With uncompromising attention to detail, Dr. Silver is often referred to as the “surgeon’s surgeon.” In fact, Dr. Michael A. Kelly, chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, chose Dr. Silver, also his partner for 20 years, for his own shoulder surgery. From high-level professional athletes including the NBA’s New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets to 700 youngsters at his children’s summer camp, all of Dr. Silver’s patients benefit from his hallmark bedside manner. In addition to his Manhattan practice at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Silver also has a HUMC based practice and is a founding member of Maywood’s state-ofthe-art Vanguard Surgical Center, an alternative hospital setting owned and operated by top physicians.

Silver_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:47 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

INNOVATIVE GOLF INSTRUCTION

MELISSA DZIABO, Director of Golf Instruction EDGEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB

449 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, NJ 07675 | 201.666.1200

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS in motor learning. Melissa Dziabo, LPGA member and Director of Golf Instruction at Edgewood Country Club, often shares this thought with students. Her teaching combines the physics of the game with visuals and the latest game-changing technology. Melissa’s instruction style is atypical and attracts students of all levels. Having competed professionally on the Futures Tour, now the Symetra Tour, Melissa knows the importance of measuring progress and uses a comprehensive group of technologies rarely found at one club. Melissa has advanced certification in Trackman, KVest for 3D movement and Swing Catalyst, which, when used together, often produce faster results. She has created programs using colorful props that explain the geometry of the game in a way that has her students forgetting that they are working, and instead, keeps them enjoying the challenge. Her goal is to keep the fun in golf, without sacrificing the skill.

EdgewoodCountryClub_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 11:50 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

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.

EasternOrthopedic_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:00 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

YOUR LOCAL IRISH PUB

THE SHANNON ROSE IRISH PUB

1200 NJ-17, Ramsey, NJ 07446 98 Kingsland Rd., Clifton, NJ 07014 973.284.0200 | theshannonrose.com

B ER GE

&E XPO

RE

S D

THE GOAL IS TO WOW EVERY GUEST, EVERY TIME. That’s the motto of the pub’s GM, Sal La Verdi, who leads his staff by example. With a dedication to the finest details of each guest’s experience, The Shannon Rose exudes Irish Hospitality every step of the way. With strong Irish roots the décor provides a welcome spot to gather with friends and family while seated on authentic furniture from Ireland. The pub combines this atmosphere with a chef-driven menu using local ingredients, craft beers and creative cocktail mixology. The menu changes often to reflect the season and the needs of the pub’s patrons. Management and staff have built strong relationships with the community. It’s considered the place to go in Bergen County for brunch, business lunches, teambuilding events and celebrations for O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD personal milestones. 2018 The Shannon Rose Irish Pub is dedicated to WOWing their guests and continuing their long-standing WINNER T PA FO L community connection. OD F E S T IVA R

ES

TY

NF

ShannonRose_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:02 PM


THE FACES OF

FACES OF

FAMILY DENTISTRY AT ITS FINEST ANTHONY CARAMICO, D.M.D. & ERIC HALEJIAN, D.D.S. MIDLAND PARK FAMILY DENTISTRY

2018

662 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, NJ 07432 | 201.447.5555 | midlandparkfamilydentistry.com WITH A STEADILY GROWING and vibrant practice, Dr. Anthony Caramico recently welcomed a new associate to the Midland Park Family Dentistry family. Focused on maintaining the extraordinarily high level of service his patients deserve, Dr. Caramico took his time in finding a Dentist with the right credentials and commitment to patient care. When Dr. Eric Halejian, a Wyckoff native, walked through the door, Dr. Caramico knew he would be an asset to the team. “Having attended school with my children, I’ve known Dr. Halejian since he was five years old. While I couldn’t have predicted that he would someday join my practice, I saw a very bright and determined person with a kind and generous heart.” With a shared patient-first philosophy and passion for growing and nurturing the community, Drs. Caramico and Halejian recently donated customized athletic mouth guards for the Midland Park/ Waldwick Warriors football team.

MidlandFamily_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 2:52 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

BETTER HEARING PROFESSIONAL HEARING AID CENTER

681 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.1980 | professionalhearingaids.net

MARK SALVESEN, BC-HIS, founder of Professional Hearing Aid Center along with Peggy Stanlick, BC-HIS have been serving the community proudly for over 30 years. “We are very fortunate to do what we love,” says Salvesen. “At the end of every day, we are helping people improve their lives.” Stanlick concurs, “Each person is unique and individualized care is our primary focus.” Salvesen is proud to be one of the only family owned and operated Hearing Centers in the County and extremely proud to welcome his daughter, Tara, into the practice representing the 3rd generation of the family helping people to hear better. Professional Hearing Aid Center remains dedicated to providing our community with cutting edge technology and an award winning professional staff. Your hearing is important; let us help you on your journey to better hearing.

ProfessionHearing_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/27/18 3:36 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

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. Together with my team, we have had the privilege to design numerous awarding winning projects. I believe that our success comes from our dedication to our clients, the design process and consistently striving to recreate that feeling that I had so many years ago.

Drocher_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:07 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

PERSONALIZED INTERIOR DESIGN WOSTBROCK HOME

225 Goffle Rd., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.0807 | wostbrockhome.com

ES

&E XPO

WINNER

TY

NF

Wostbrock_FP_0918_final.indd 1

2018

R

B ER GE T

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

S D

RE

NO NEED TO GO ANYWHERE ELSE, is the motto behind the success of Wostbrock Home, now headed by the third generation Wostbrock family. Passionate about helping clients express their authentic style, the Wostbrock team makes it look easy. No job too big or too small, care is taken to achieve desired results while adhering to a client’s unique perspective and budget. To make the process of decorating as stress-free as possible, Wostbrock is a one-stop shop for all things home, including flooring, furniture, window treatments, lighting and accessories. Wostbrock Home does not cater to only one type of client and appropriately, uses its endless resources to achieve any type of design aesthetic, according to each client’s goal. Wostbrock also works with the trade, making its showroom and resources available to outside interior designers. The entire Westbrock team looks forward to the challenge of finding the perfect design for each client.

FO

L OD F E S T IVA

PA

8/22/18 3:00 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

LASER VISION CORRECTION

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

1144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.444.2442 | Nordenlasik.com KNOWN AS THE PHYSICIAN’S PHYSICIAN, Dr. Richard Norden was the first ophthalmologist in Northern NJ to perform LASIK and has since trained hundreds of physicians in this specialty. With an extensive list of qualifications, Dr. Norden is a past Medical Director of both the New Jersey Eye Bank and The Laser Center of North Jersey and has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topics of LASIK and Custom LASIK™, for which he holds the trademark. His trademarked procedure uses technology which is customized for a patient’s unique prescription. Committed to offering only the most successful state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Norden actively pursues continuing education in his field. Dr. Norden’s reputation for excellence has caused physicians from many areas of the U.S. to choose him to perform laser vision correction for both themselves and their families. There’s hardly a more powerful testimonial.

Nordon_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/27/18 3:23 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

THE LEADING NEUROSURGICAL PRACTICE IGEA BRAIN & SPINE

224 Midland Ave., Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 | 866.524.0478 | igeaneuro.com PROVIDING LEADING SUPPORT AND CARE is never optional. This is the principle by which the team at IGEA Brain & Spine operates its practice. When individuals are confronted with a serious brain, spine, neurological, or orthopedic problem, they arrive at medical offices anxious and scared, but the feeling of being alone on their journey ends the moment they walk through the door. The reason for this calming influence is the fact that the IGEA world-class team of physicians empathizes with patients’ fears, and employs a consultative, customized approach to treatment based upon the individual’s unique needs. Led by Drs. David Poulad, Adam Lipson, Ciro Randazzo, Anil Nair, Isha Gupta, Arun Rajaram, and Anthony DeMarco, the staff at IGEA Brain & Spine provides care at state-of-the-art facilities using the most advanced medical equipment. We believe this commitment to excellence should never be optional, and at our facilities, it never is.

IGEA_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:32 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

CUSTOM DESIGNED RANGE HOODS RANGECRAFT

4-40 Banta Pl., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.791.0440 | rangecraft.com “RANGECRAFT RANGE HOODS BECOME THE FOCAL POINT” of the kitchen and are considered a “Work of Art,” often referred to as “Jewelry in the Kitchen,” states RangeCraft CEO and President, Ramona Panus who works with clients to achieve an aesthetic that reflects personal taste and design style while solving kitchen ventilation smoke and odor issues. For over three decades, RangeCraft has been a leading industry manufacturer of high quality, Custom Designed Range Hoods MADE IN AMERICA in their NJ factory by skilled artisans. RangeCraft’s Custom Made Range Hoods are available in over 25 product designs in over 20 metals and can be dressed up with options such as decorative bands, rivets and pot rails. Also, RangeCraft has an exclusive agreement with Swarovski® Crystal to further enhance RangeCraft Custom Designed Range Hoods. Ms. Panus is a believer in giving back to worthwhile causes and is active in fundraising for many charities.

Rangecraft_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:34 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING OF BERGEN COUNTY

CHRISTINE BRENNER & JUNE ABBOTT BRENNER METAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION

16 Main Ave., Wallington, NJ 07057 | 973.778.2466 brennermetal.com | brennerfoundation.org CHRISTINE BRENNER, President and CEO of Brenner Metal Products is a federal contractor and manufacturer of field hospital and emergency management equipment for the Department of Defense. “Our products are proudly made in America,” says Christine, about her expanding product line that can be rapidly deployed in the U.S. and overseas. A family business, June Abbott, Vice President, is excited about the growth of Brenner’s Global Business Unit and international sales distribution. “I am honored to work alongside my sister and to be a part of a company that does so much good for our country and acknowledges the sacrifices of our service men and women.” Together their strong convictions resulted in the founding of a non-profit called Brenner Foundation in support of local veterans and homeless efforts. “We are blessed to give back to our community and hope to inspire others in our mission.”

BrennerMetal_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 3:39 PM


THE FACE OF

FACES OF

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

2018

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.

Rosenfeld_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:40 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

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 STATISTICS ESTIMATE that one in four individuals experience some form of mental distress. Kimberly and Nancé Agresta of Agresta Psychotherapy Group believe patients can achieve better lives with proper treatment. Advocates of eliminating the stigma of seeking help for mental illness, Kimberly and Nancé offer a nurturing environment for adults, families and children of all ages, including those with special needs. They treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief, eating disorders, addictions, sexual abuse, gender identity and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Therapeutic services include weekend couples’ groups, parenting groups, art therapy and Nancé’s work as a certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. They also treat adolescents and young adults with anxiety and depression, recognizing the impact of social media on mental health. A 6-week teenage girls’ group is forming now for the fall to foster coping skills for adolescent pressures. Topics include healthy relationships, self-image, social media and problem-solving.

Agresta_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:44 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

PERSONAL STYLE FOR MEN SAL LAURETTA FOR MEN

2018

ES

&E XPO TY

NF

WINNER

R

B ER GE T

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

S D

RE

621 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, NJ 07432 | 201.444.1666 | sallauretta.com

FO

L OD F E S T IVA

PA

SalLauretta_FP_0918_final.indd 1

“A FAMILY BUSINESS that treats its customers like family,” is how customers describe Sal Lauretta For Men. Opened in 1974 by Sal and his dad Raffaele, the store has been dressing men of all ages for four decades. Since 1999, Ralph Lauretta has been running the shop, providing an increasingly higher quality of clothing every year. Staying on the cutting edge of fashion, both from the U.S. and Europe, customers count on Ralph and his staff to carry the latest fashion trends. In addition to a large selection of styles, the store provides perhaps the most superior tailoring in the county, another reason why Sal Lauretta customers are so loyal and why they refer their friends. Proud to serve the community, in 2010, Ralph decided to pay it forward with the inception of the “Behind the Seams” fashion show which is a fundraising event to benefit Eva’s Village, a non-profit comprehensive social service organization located in Paterson, NJ. Currently, the event is in its 9th year and is scheduled to raise more than $1million in total for the charity.

8/22/18 1:34 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

LUXURY HOME RENOVATIONS NORM RIEGER, Owner HH REMODELING CO.

Serving Northern Bergen County 973.949.4431 | hhremodelingco.com

CHOICE A WA R

2018

ES

&E XPO TY

NF

WINNER

R

B ER GE T

S’ ER AD

S D

RE

HH REMODELING’S reputation for superior attention to project management, led owner Norm Rieger to expand his already successful remodeling and repairs company to target the luxury market and new home construction. Earning an esteemed standing amongst premier property owners in Bergen County, HH’s general contracting and custom carpentry expertise has become one of the most in-demand home remodeling companies in the 201-area code. “We excel at project management and make client communications and planning our top priority,” says Norm about what sets his company apart. HH’s approach to remodeling is atypical of how people perceive contractors, and that’s exactly what Norm set out to achieve. With their pulse on current trends and technology, HH delivers a level of excellence in home renovations from start to finish.

FO

L OD F E S T IVA

H&HRemodel_FP_0918_final.indd 1

PA

8/22/18 1:19 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

HOME CARE

KEVIN BRENDLEN, Executive Director AT HOME WITH VAN DYK 288 South Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201.444.4257 | vandykhealthcare.com VAN DYK’S 65 YEARS of award-winning care is legendary in Bergen County. At Home With Van Dyk (AHVD) and its certified Home Health Aides have continued that tradition of excellence, keeping seniors out of the hospital and safe at home. Solutions range from basic Activities of Daily Living like mobility and hygiene to Concierge Services like shopping, meal preparation, transportation and medication management. AHVD clients receive access to elite hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and assisted living communities. What makes the experience so unique is that everyone is treated as a member of the Van Dyk family. “Families look out for each other,” says Kevin Brendlen, AHVD Executive Director. “It’s really that simple. We’ll do whatever it takes to help our families receive the quality care that they deserve—all in the comfort of their own home.”

VanDyk_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 1:24 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

ANIMAL CARE PARK RIDGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

236 West Grand Ave., Park Ridge, NJ 07656 201.391.9494 | parkridgevet.com PROGRESSIVE MEDICINE and heartfelt care is what Park Ridge Animal Hospital stands for. Dr. Donna Manderino has owned the practice since 1991, but PRAH has been caring for pets for over fifty years. After getting her bachelor degree from Rutgers, she graduated Cornell University College of Veterinary medicine in 1983. She has received extensive training and now has 4 other passionate doctors and an amazing support staff. PRAH is a general veterinary practice, providing stellar internal medicine care and performing general, dental and oral surgery. The support staff is highly trained and there is emphasis on continuing education. Dr. Manderino and her team give back. They support U.S. military dog teams and work with a local rescue group, Halfway Hounds. In 2019, the practice will move to its new state-of-the-art hospital at the original location, 40 Park Avenue.

ParkRidgeAnimal_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 1:31 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

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.

Trava_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 1:20 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

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—from retail to repairs—for all 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 high quality brands including exclusive European designers. 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. Walk-in and browse. After thousands of happy customers, we know your friends will be asking, “Where did you get your glasses?” Levato!

Levato_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/27/18 3:27 PM


THE FACE OF

FACES OF

A GROWTH MINDSET EDUCATION ACADEMY OF THE HOLY ANGELS, EST. 1879

315 Hillside Ave., Demarest, NJ 07627 | 201.768.7822 | holyangels.org

2018

TRANSFORMING THE WORLD through education is more than a mission statement at Academy of the Holy Angels. Altruistic Angels grow fresh produce on campus for people in need, travel the globe to bring vaccines to children, and have established ties with Puerto Rico to provide on-site and material assistance. AHA students are inspired by the Academy’s rigorous STREAM curriculum (STEM plus religion and art), which is enhanced by growth mindset education. Growth mindset encourages individuals to view obstacles as opportunities so they break through momentary setbacks and become fearless learners. This year, a musically gifted student wrote an original orchestral piece and conducted the premiere at the Spring Concert, an outstanding tennis player became a National High School All American, a star golfer was named the nj.com Player of the Year, and the dance team captured a third consecutive national championship. Other recent achievements include attending the prestigious Governor’s School in the Sciences, and receiving national medals in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition.

HolyAngels_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/27/18 3:03 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

JEWELRY THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME LAVIANO JEWELERS

175 Westwood Ave., Westwood, NJ 07675 | 201.664.0616 | lavianojewelers.com

B ER GE

R

ES

TY

NF

Laviano_FP_0918_final.indd 1

&E XPO

RE

S D

FOR MORE THAN SEVENTY YEARS, LaViano Jewelers has provided fine jewelry in Westwood. Started in 1945 by MJ LaViano, firstgeneration master jeweler and Swiss-trained watchmaker, the business is one of the most respected jewelers in the country. O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD At the helm since 1965 is owner Jack LaViano, who took over in 1965. Jack’s sons Jeff and Doug now work with their father. 2018 Father and sons have assembled an experienced staff united with the principle of looking out for a client’s best interests, giving advice that protects them when they contemplate a fine jewelry or watch purchase. Offering stellar quality combined with great value places LaViano Jewelers in a class by itself. Being a third-generation business WINNER T PA FO L OD F gives clients confidence that they will make purchases that will retain their value for a long time. E S T IVA •

8/27/18 3:28 PM


FACES FACESOF OF 2018 2018

THE FACE OF

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

ALI MAZANDARANI DAAIM, BCIM, DC, CCRD, CCPCP MEDWELL CENTER FOR NATURAL RELIEF OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS

33 Central Ave., Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.848.8000 | FixMeUp123.com DR. MAZANDARANI (MAZ), in collaboration with the medical team at Medwell has helped thousands of patients through the use of functional medicine and natural remedies. Inflammation and toxicity are commonly the culprit of symptoms such as leaky gut, IBS, thyroid conditions, weight gain, fatigue and other chronic conditions. With the application of advanced in office food sensitivity and toxicity screening, Medwell’s medical team is able to pin point the root of persisting issues both metabolic and physiological. The goal is to treat the person as a whole, from the inside out. Each patient requires a different protocol in approaching their respective persisting ailments. The Maz Method focuses on detoxification of the body in order to realign hormone imbalance and restore the body’s natural processes to a normal and healthy function.

DrMaz_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 2:49 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

CHOICE A WA R

2018

B ER GE

R

ES

BrushedTanning_FP_0918_final.indd 1

TY

NF

THE SECRETS to the success of Brushed Tanning Studio (8 years running as Best in Bergen) are consistent top-notch results WINNER T PA and superior customer service. Jessica Michalowski has been with Brushed since it’s inception. She has a passion for the artistry FO L OD F E S T IVA involved in airbrush tanning and a commitment to exceeding clients’ expectations. She excels at putting clients at ease and tailoring the service to the clients’ unique needs. “The most satisfying aspect of working for Brushed,” states Jessica, “is being part of the family atmosphere. Not just among the artists, but with our clients as well.” She added, “We have literally thousands of loyal clients. In the last 8 years I have had the opportunity to airbrush people for their prom and then their wedding. Relationships are formed that go beyond just a service.” With appointments available 7-days-a-week there is no excuse to miss out on the experience of an airbrush tan at Brushed Tanning Studio.

&E XPO

Ramsey and Hackensack (Shops at Riverside) | 201.327.5155 | brushedtanningstudio.com

S’ ER AD

S D

JESSICA MICHALOWSKI BRUSHED TANNING STUDIO @ THE FOUNTAIN SPA

RE

AIRBRUSH TANNING

8/22/18 12:58 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

COLLABORATIVE INTERIOR DESIGN MICHAEL MARIOTTI INTERIOR DESIGN

Haworth, NJ | 201.384.1294 | michaelmariotti.com CHOICE A WA R

ES

TY

NF

R

B ER GE

&E XPO

2018

S D

RE

INTERIOR DESIGNER MICHAEL MARIOTTI and his team take pride in building personal relationships with clients to create spaces that represent their individual stories. Through their combined experiences and distinct skill sets, the MMID team provides an organized, well-rounded approach to design. Every project is prefaced by gathering WINNER inspiration from the client’s specific needs, lifestyle, and experiences. Creative solutions T A P FO L OD F E S T IVA are then devised together with the client during the design phase and later fine-tuned with partnering trades for seamless execution. This collaborative approach between designer, client, and contractor ensures an overall enjoyable experience and an end result that is unquestionably beautiful, functional and unique to each family. S’ ER AD

MichaelMariotti_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 1:22 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

DENTAL IMPLANTS

MARK SAMANI, D.M.D. & JIN HA JOUNG, D.M.D. RIDGEWOOD DENTAL ASSOCIATES

166 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201.652.2474 | ridgewooddental.com With a combined 40 years of experience in adult restorative, prosthetic, periodontal and implant dentistry, specialists Drs. Samani and Joung are setting a new standard for exceptional dental care in the field of dental implants for both patients and fellow colleagues. “Digital technology is the future of dentistry. That future is now,� the doctors profess. As the face of innovation and excellence in the field of implants in Bergen County, the practice is committed to fully digital implant dentistry providing a more comfortable, less time intensive treatment with the highest quality final result. Their success is attributed to sound dental techniques and high personal standards through the support of the latest technology. As part of this commitment, the practice is undergoing significant renovations in establishing The Ridgewood Implant Institute, an educational facility where local dentists have an opportunity to learn and review concepts about digital implant dentistry and patients can be treated in a fully state-of-the-art environment.

RidgewoodDental_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 2:53 PM


FACES OF THE FACE OF

MATTRESSES

2018

BRUCE WIENER | BRUCE THE BED KING

703 Rte. 17, Paramus, NJ 07652 | 201.689.2230 467 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 | 201.342.4300 brucethebedking.com

CHOICE A WA R

2018

ES

&E XPO TY

NF

WINNER

R

B ER GE T

S’ ER AD

S D

RE

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’ oldfashioned 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.”

FO

L OD F E S T IVA

BedKing_FP_0918_final.indd 1

PA

8/22/18 1:14 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

THE EVENT PROFESSIONALS SCOTT HORNAK & NICK DELLOSA CRAIG SCOTT ENTERTAINMENT

18 Overlook Ave., Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 | 122 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 866.587.1066 | craigscott.com PUTTING THE “Special” in Special Events. Since 1984, Craig Scott Entertainment has been behind the scenes providing music and entertainment all over the world. From the moment your guests arrive, to the very last song, Craig Scott can create an experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. No matter how “out of the box” you envision your special occasion, their team of professionals have the resources, knowledge and innovative spirit to build upon your ideas and produce an unforgettable party, wedding or corporate event. There are no cookie cutter templates—“if you imagine it, we can do it,” is the motto of owners Scott Hornak and Nick Dellosa. “From the smallest detail to a flawless execution, we’ll craft an extraordinary event; a celebration that creates life-long memories,” the two pledge.

CraigScott_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 3:42 PM


THE FACE OF

GOOD SLEEP THROUGH DENTISTRY

FACES OF 2018

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

625 North Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 201.670.9076 | hohokusdental.com DR. MICHAEL VARALLO PASSIONATELY believes in the oral systemic connection. Oral infections, specifically periodontitis, are serious diseases associated with diabetes, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s. An important part of integrative dental medicine looks at the entire patient and, in particular, the correlation between oral health and proper sleep. Today, sleep disorders including snoring and sleep apnea are an epidemic in the United States. Proper sleep effects all areas of the body and is the gateway to good health and longevity. Dr. Varallo has been working with sleep patients since 1995 and is highly recognized amongst a small number of specialists in the field. “Patients can develop breathing and airway disorders at any age. Factors such as chronic congestion, mouth breathing, allergies and improper tongue position are all possible causes of airway obstruction,” says Dr. Varallo. “An open airway for proper breathing is fundamental to oral systemic wellness.”

HohokusDental_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 9:35 AM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

REAL ESTATE

RE/MAX ELITE ASSOCIATES 313 Broadway, Westwood, NJ 07675 | c: 201.396.0930 | homeofelite.com GROWING UP IN THE PASCACK VALLEY AREA, and now with Elite Associates located in a lovely renovated antique building in the hub of Pascack Valley, Slava Zborovsky knows all the ins and outs of the local real estate market. Slava, owner of Elite Associates since 2007, is known as one of the most patient and understanding Realtors in the profession, and has grown his company to be one of Bergen County’s largest. Slava’s extraordinary commitment to his clients, creative marketing and attention to detail is consistently recognized with numerous Re/Max Hall of Fame and Circle of Excellence awards. When Slava isn’t busy handling every listing himself and finding or selling a home that meets with his clients’ complete satisfaction, he’s with his wife and three children in their Saddle River home.

Remax_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:56 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY

ANGELA ALBA, JAMES ALBA, FRANK FLORES, Owners THE B HIVE SALON CHOICE A WA R

2018

ES

&E XPO TY

NF

WINNER

R

B ER GE T

S’ ER AD

S D

RE

269 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ 07642 | 201.470.4483 | bhiveorganicsalon.com

FO

L OD F E S T IVA

BHive_FP_0918_final.indd 1

PA

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.

8/22/18 1:18 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

SKIN CARE, MAKEUP AND MASSAGE ARAYA REBIRTH

10 Garber Square, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201.445.7005 | araya-rebirth.com FEEL YOUR TENSION LEAVE when you enter through the beautiful façade of Araya Rebirth’s home in downtown Ridgewood. Located in the building used as the model for Historic Ridgewood, the atmosphere is welcoming. Owner Daniela Musano is committed to providing stellar service through a professionally experienced staff. She has created a healing environment that facilitates results while promoting relaxation. Araya Rebirth offers a full range of services, from skin rejuvenation therapies like microdermabrasion and massage therapy. Foot reflexology and Reiki, makeup and Vegan nail care are also part of their menu, along with special treatments like the Sothys Eye Treatment and holistic ear candling. There is something to make any client feel rejuvenated, with specific offerings like the Eyebrow Art for a teen’s first wax. Gentlemen are also covered at Araya Rebirth with a facial targeted at the specific needs of men’s skin. The vibe is good at Araya Rebirth.

Araya_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 2:46 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACE OF

INTERIOR DESIGN LINDA GRANERT, ASID, NJ CID GRANERT INTERIOR PLANNING & DESIGN

225 Franklin Ave., Suite 3, Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.251.8377 | granertinteriordesignnj.com

CHOICE A WA R

2018

ES

&E XPO TY

NF

WINNER

R

B ER GE T

S’ ER AD

S D

RE

FROM AN EARLY AGE, Linda Granert knew that she was passionate about art and aesthetics. With a B.A. in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, she is a certified New Jersey Interior Designer and professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. After extensive experience at several high-profile New Jersey design groups, Linda started her own interior design firm, Granert Interior Planning & Design, in 1992, where she is the owner and executive designer. Linda has built an exclusive clientele, specializing in residential, commercial, retail and healthcare interior design. Her clients appreciate her personal touch and the full range of services offered, including space planning, color consultation, lighting design, furniture, art and more. Linda loves her job and it shows. She maintains a friendly, sincere approach with all clients and works in partnership with them to achieve the style, comfort and aesthetic that best fits their vision.

FO

L OD F E S T IVA

PA

Granert_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 1:13 PM


FACES OF 2018

THE FACES OF

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 131 years. In 2018, Bauer Financial Inc., the nation’s largest independent bank rating firm, awarded NVE its coveted 5-Star Rating for the 5th consecutive year, 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 supports education through its High School and Middle School Scholarship Program, awarding over $165,000 since its inception, and by supporting local organizations such as the Office of Concern Food Pantry, bergenPac, Bergen Family Center and Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. All in an effort to ensure a bright future for Bergen County.

NVEBank_FP_0918_final.indd 1

8/22/18 12:47 PM


NVE-3533 Apples Bergen Life Ad 9x10.875_NVE-3454 6/14/18 11:06 AM Page 1

Our mortgages are ripe for the picking.

7-YEAR MORTGAGE

15-YEAR MORTGAGE

25-YEAR MORTGAGE

Choose from a variety of mortgage options and rates at NVE.

1

8

188

7 20

Finding the right mortgage to fit your needs should be quick, easy and painless — exactly what you’ll find when you work with our Mortgage Specialist at NVE. Plus, our decision makers are local — paving the way to a smooth and hassle-free process from start to finish. Call today at 201-816-2800, ext. 1233, or apply online at nvebank.com

NMLS #733094 Bergenfield I Closter I Cresskill I Englewood I Hillsdale I Leonia I New Milford I Teaneck I Tenafly

119_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:33 PM


{ HEALTH }

5

HABITS FOR BETTER SLEEP

Too little sleep has a negative impact on health. Our expert tips will help give your body the rest it needs. Not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of U.S. adults don’t sleep for the recommended seven hours a night. “You can have more of an attention deficit [from lack of sleep],” says Srikant Kondapaneni, M.D., chief of pulmonary medicine at Englewood Health. “You can have problems concentrating, keeping up with things and problems focusing. Chronic sleep deprivation affects energy levels and may cause depression.” Medical problems also can plague folks who consistently get shortchanged on their slumber. “For those who sleep less than six hours per night on average, studies have shown they are more prone to heart disease and weight gain,” explains Dr. Kondapaneni. Life in 2018 isn’t helping. Your cellphone, tablet and TV all emit a type of blue light that restrains the release of melatonin in the brain, which controls your sleep/ wake cycle, making it harder to snooze.

He suggests better sleep hygiene, which means “going into the bedroom to go to sleep or to be intimate, that’s it. There should be nothing stressful in the bedroom, which should be a quiet room that is darker and ideally cooler than other areas of the house.” Stick with the following five habits to help ensure you wake up refreshed and ready to go.

1

RESIST THE SNOOZE BUTTON. As good as that extra seven minutes might seem, it won’t be the quality sleep that will make you feel rested. Instead, set your alarm 10 minutes later, then get up right away.

2

DO SOMETHING PHYSICAL. A daily 30-minute walk might be the change you need. A 2013 poll found that people who exercise report sleeping better and feeling more rested than those who don’t exercise. Get outside, if possible: Sunlight will help to regulate your body’s internal clock.

3

PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN. Turn on donot-disturb mode to prevent notifications and give your mind a break. Better yet, buy an alarm clock so you can leave your phone outside the bedroom.

Srikant Kondapaneni, M.D. chief of pulmonary medicine at Englewood Health

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.health.indd 120

120

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:42 PM


The Dangers of Losing Sleep

4

KEEP YOUR ROOM DARK. Hang room-darkening curtains or purchase an eye mask. Even light from a cable box can disrupt the quality of your sleep.

5

AVOID ALCOHOL. Drinking before bed may give you the illusion of better slumber, but studies have shown that it interferes with quality shut-eye. Also avoid caffeine from early afternoon on and heavy meals late at night.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.health.indd 121

121

Not sleeping enough increases your risk of: n Diabetes n Heart disease n High blood pressure n Impaired memory n Lack of alertness n Obesity n Stroke

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:42 PM


{ TAKING THE REINS }

HEALING HORSES

These majestic creatures help humans— children and adults alike—heal. By Daria Meoli

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.horsetherapy.indd 122

122

Horses make good therapists—like people, horses are are sensitive to nonverbal cues. They mirror people’s behaviors and emotions. If a therapy participant approaches a horse with fear, the animal will respond similarly. Therapists work with horses to teach social connectedness, non-verbal communication skills and even mindfulness. “Therapy on the farm is quieter, less hurried and not noisy like a classroom or a sports activity,” says John Workman, Marcus’ father. “It’s a relaxing atmosphere, and at the same time, he is getting a form of physical and occupational therapy while perched up 3 or 4 feet above his usual vantage point.”

Photos courtesy of Pony Power

For one hour each week, 29-year-old Ridgewood resident Marcus Workman heads to a farm nestled in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains and gets to be a rancher. He brushes and grooms his horse, puts on a saddle and a bridle, then mounts up for a ride. Workman isn’t just enjoying fresh air and horsing around. He has autism and is participating in equestrian therapy—a combination of animal-assisted physical, occupational and emotional therapy—at Pony Power Therapies in Mahwah. Pony Power is a nonprofit that provides horseassisted activities to kids and adults with a range of developmental, physical and emotional challenges.

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:05 PM


Photos courtesy of Pony Power

All riders work with an equestrian therapist, two volunteers and a horse, of course. For little ones at Pony Power Therapies, big smiles can mean big breakthroughs.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.horsetherapy.indd 123

123

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:43 PM


{ TAKING THE REINS }

Above: Dana Spett gives a young rider a boost. Below: Spett works with one of her “therapists.”

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.horsetherapy.indd 124

According to Workman, his son struggles to communicate, but when focused on the horse, he feels less pressure to speak. “In therapy, Marcus was taught to pay attention to the animal and a bond develops very quickly between him and the animal he is caring for,” Workman says. “He was taught that if he grooms a horse in a particular way, the horse will relax. And it’s remarkable because you can see both the animal and Marcus relaxing at the same time.” Socialization is another component of Marcus’ treatment. “In some cases there is another young man with autism on the other side of the horse while Marcus is grooming, and the two will interact,” says Workman. “Now, you have two young men who don’t really communicate and the horse is facilitating interaction. The therapist is trained to use grooming to coax these guys to come outside of themselves and be more communicative. That is a big deal in the autistic community.” Dana Spett, a lifelong Bergen County horsewoman who grew up in Old Tappan, established Pony Power. Spett’s had horses since age 5, started the New York University equestrian team and competed internationally. When one of her three daughters displayed signs of sensory challenges as a 4-year-old, Spett tried a type of therapy that made crystal-clear sense to her—riding. “Right off the bat, my daughter made a connection with the horse that seemed to coordinate the challenges she was having,” Spett says. “Being on the horse gave her calmness and mastery. It was the right ingredient for her to put everything together and stimulate a brain change to coordinate her sensory experience. And, she felt proud and happy.” That experience had such an impact on Spett, that in 2000, she decided to transition from her career in social work to creating Pony Power. Spett started with a rented stall in Paramus, four riders and a donated horse named Mat. Within three years, demand for both riding and non-riding therapy was so high, Pony Power moved to an old farm in Mahwah.

124

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:06 PM


Six-year-old Jeremy Patriarca gives his therapist a squeeze. Below: Marcus Workman leads the Pony Power drill team.

Today, nearly 180 participants, who range in age from 2 to 84, work with 24 horses that roam more than 13 acres with the inspiring mountain backdrop. Pony Power is a fully dedicated year-round Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship member center. A slew of volunteers and 13 full-time staff members work with a range of special needs populations including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, Alzheimer’s and dementia, addiction and recovery, visual impairments and traumatic brain injury. One of those volunteers is Jaime Patriarca. Two years ago, the former Lyndhurst resident, now living in Essex County, became involved with Pony Power through a corporate community outreach program her employer offers. Because Patriarca’s son has autism, she felt emotionally drawn to the organization. Her one-day commitment turned into two years of devoting time to the farm. “Because my son is autistic and non-verbal, it was such a good opportunity for me,” says Patriarca. “When I interact with a special needs or autistic rider, and I get a smile or simple hello, I understand how much of an accomplishment that is.” Patriarca’s 6-year-old son Jeremy participates in riding therapy and she sees the experience through a mother’s eyes. “Jeremy lacks the ability to communicate, so to see him able to interact with his instructor and [volunteers] is an indescribable feeling,” she says. “We have a dog at home; but my son does not interact with the dog at all. Horses have been the only thing Jeremy has been able to bond with. He gets right on them and doesn’t stop smiling until he gets off.” Therapeutic riding also can benefit participants with physical limitations. For a rider with paralysis, the movement of the horse gives the rider the feeling of the appropriate human gait. Muscles throughout the rider’s body can feel the horse make adjustments for bumps, inclines and declines in the landscape, creating sensations the rider won’t feel in a wheelchair. Not all participants at Pony Power ride the horses. By simply grooming, feeding and learning about veterinary needs, participants gain an understanding of following step-by-step processes. They observe the horse and become more aware of body language. Leading a horse helps participants regulate anxiety and stress as well as improve their spatial awareness. Horse-assisted activities and their benefits differ for every participant. Both Patriarca and Workman have noticed their children have improved posture, increased eye contact and better communication skills after working with the animals. This September, Patriarca’s 3-year-old daughter will join her big brother at the farm for a sibling ride. “Because my son is non-verbal and the age difference between them, my children don’t interact at all,” says Patriarca. “I’m hopeful a sibling ride will spark interaction between them and I’m really looking forward to seeing that.”

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.horsetherapy.indd 125

125

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:43 PM


FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1946

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST IN BERGEN 9 YEARS IN A ROW! BEST GIRLS NIGHT OUT BEST BEER SELECTION BEST BURGERS BEST HAPPY HOUR BEST SPORTS BAR BEST SEAFOOD BEST WINGS

430 Route 17 South • Carlstadt, NJ 1315 Route 17 South • Ramsey, NJ 42 Newark Street • Hoboken, NJ On Instagram @biggiesclambar

Bergen Magazine full page_09_2018_L1.indd 1 126_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

www.Biggies.com

Visit us on Facebook

8/21/18 8:15 PM 8/23/18 4:34 PM


{ BERGEN'S BEST }

THE BEST IN BERGEN

We counted all the votes (nearly 9,000 of them!), and you’ve determined who's cream of the crop. Enjoy the winners in more than 150 categories—from diners and day spas to gyms and jewelry stores.

*

TEA TIME

Photo courtesy of Harmony Tea Room

at Harmony Tea Room

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 127

127

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:07 PM


*

Photo by Yvonne Marki; Opposite: Inset photo courtesy of Cool Beans International Coffee & Teas

BRUNCH

Farmhouse Café 15 E. Madison Ave. Cresskill, 201.266.8931 301 Center Ave., Westwood, 201.664.8424 farmhousecafenj.com With its rustic décor and friendly, helpful staff, the Farmhouse Café is a place where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or one of its organic teas with the restaurant’s home cooking! Try one of its signature omelets or choose from an assortment of farm fresh ingredients to build your own. If you’re in the mood for a sandwich or burger instead, Farmhouse has plenty of those too. We recommend a side of the the restaurant’s sweet potato fries to go along with your meal! Both locations are BYOB, so remember the bubbly to pair with your brunch! BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 128

128

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:45 PM


RESTAURANT & FOOD BAGELS 1 GOLDBERG'S FAMOUS BAGELS Multiple locations goldbergsfamousbagelsnj.com 2 RONNIE'S HOT BAGELS 118 Broadway Hillsdale 201.664.4543 3 BUONO BAGELS 875 Rte. 17 Ramsey 201.825.2500 buonobagels.com

BAKERY 1 RISPOLI 23 Emerson Plz. E. Emerson 201.265.4009 824 Broad Ave. Ridgefield 201.943.6002 2 B&W 614 Main St. Hackensack 201.342.5577 3 PALERMO CAFÉ & BAKERY Multiple locations palermocafe.com

BARBECUE 1 FINK’S BBQ SMOKEHOUSE 26 W. Madison Ave. Dumont 201.384.3210 finksbbqsmokehouse.com

Photo by Yvonne Marki; Opposite: Inset photo courtesy of Cool Beans International Coffee & Teas

2 KIMCHI SMOKE 301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.497.6333 kimchismoke.com 3 REILLY’S RIB CAGE 49 W. Church St. Bergenfield 201.771.7200 reillysribcage.com

BEER SELECTION 1 BIGGIE'S 430 Rte. 17 S. Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Rte. 17 S. Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggies.com 2 MILLER'S ALE HOUSE 270 Rte. 4 E. Paramus 201.342.4800 millersalehouse.com 3 MIDLAND BREW HOUSE 374 N. Midland Ave. Saddle Brook 201.797.0070 midlandbrewhouse.com

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 129

BREAKFAST 1 THE COUNTRY PANCAKE HOUSE 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.8395 countrypancakehouse.net 2 STATELINE DINER 375 Rte. 17 N. Mahwah 201.529.3353 statelinediner.com 3 SOGNO COFFEEHOUSE & CREPERIE 48 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.497.3628 caffeanello.com/sogno

BRUNCH 1 FARMHOUSE CAFÉ 15 E. Madison Ave. Cresskill 201.266.8931 301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.8424 farmhousecafenj.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

BYO RESTAURANT 1 SANDUCCI'S TRATTORIA 620 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com 2 CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com 3 ST. EVE’S 611 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com

CANDY/CHOCOLATE

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

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

3 IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com

2 MRS. HANNA KRAUSE CANDY 89 Westview Ave. Paramus 201.843.0337 hannakrausecandy.com

BURGERS 1 BIGGIE’S 430 Rte. 17 S. Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Rte. 17 S. Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggies.com 2 SHAKE SHACK 479 Rte. 17 S. Paramus 201.241.2381 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.576.8096 shakeshack.com 3 THE IRON HORSE 20 Washington Ave. Westwood 201.666.9682 theironhorse.com

BUTCHER 1 WESTWOOD PRIME MEATS 190 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0069 westwoodprimemeats.com

3 CRITCHLEY’S CANDIES 812 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.967.1800 critchleyschocolates.com

CANNOLI

1 RISPOLI 23 Emerson Plaza E. Emerson 201.265.4009

2 CUBAN EDDIE'S 110 W. Shore Ave. Dumont 201.338.2382 216 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.497.6888 cubaneddies.net 3 3 CHICAS MEXICAN KITCHEN 637 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.848.4700 3chicas.com

CHEESE SHOP 1 MARKET BASKET 813 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2000 300 Sicomac Ave. #2 Wyckoff 201.891.1212 marketbasket.com 2 JERRY’S GOURMET AND MORE 410 S. Dean St. Englewood 201.871.7108 jerryshomemade.com 3 CHEZ CHEESE 10 Washington St. Tenafly 201.568.2050 chezcheese.com

CHINESE RESTAURANT 1 GOLDEN DYNASTY 825 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.7866 295 Kinderkamack Rd. Hillsdale 201.358.8685 goldendynastynj.com 2 HANAMI 41 Union Ave. Cresskill 201.567.8508

301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.8508 hanamirestaurant .com 3 BAUMGART'S CAFÉ Multiple locations baumgartscafe.com

COFFEEHOUSE 1 COOL BEANS 304 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.634.1400 coolbeansnj.com 2 SOGNO COFFEEHOUSE & CREPERIE 48 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.497.3628 caffeanello.com/sogno 3 AMERICAN BULLDOG COFFEE ROASTERS 31 N. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.857.4176 americanbulldogcoffeeroasters.com

*

COFFEEHOUSE

Cool Beans International Coffee & Teas 304 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.634.1400 coolbeansnj.com Your morning (or afternoon or evening) pick-me-up comes courtesy of this eclectic coffeehouse, which stays open late and offers live music. Choose from a full array of coffees, teas, smoothies and espressos or a light salad or sandwich from their specialty menu.

824 Broad Ave. Ridgefield 201.943.6002 UNCLE GIUSEPPE'S MARKETPLACE 10 Triangle Plz. Ramsey 201.995.6800 uncleg.com LYNDHURST PASTRY SHOP 256 Ridge Rd. Lyndhurst 201.939.3951 lyndhurstpastryshop.com

CHEAP EATS

1 THE HABIT BURGER Multiple locations habitburger.com

8/22/18 11:05 AM


*

ICE CREAM

Van Dyk's Homemade Ice Cream 145 Ackerman Ave., Ridgewood, 201.444.1429, vandyksicecream.com Bergenites have been screaming over Van Dyk's ice cream for more than 40 years, and with a mix of traditional (vanilla and chocolate) and hard-to-find (cotton candy and German chocolate crunch) flavors, it's easy to see why. One scoop or two, waffle cone or cup, this Ridgewood staple serves sweet treats any way you want. That's why people of all ages from all corners of the county come here to cool off—so much that the parking is typically always full on a hot day.

1 THE DOG & CASK 55 Rte. 17 S. Rochelle Park 201.845.5101 thedogandcask.com

3 CAROUSEL CAKES * 5 Seeger Dr. Nanuet, N.Y. 845.627.2323 carouselcakes.com

FISH MARKET

DINER

300 Sicomac Ave. #2 Wyckoff 201.891.1212 marketbasket.com

2 HEARTH & TAP 125 N. Kinderkamack Rd. Montvale 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com

1 STATELINE DINER 375 Rte. 17 N. Mahwah 201.529.3353 statelinediner.com

3 ALEMENTARY BREWING CO. 58 Voorhis Ln. Hackensack 201.968.1290 alementary.com

2 RIVER EDGE DINER 516 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.262.4976 riveredgediner.com

3 REBAR & KITCHEN 132 Essex St. Lodi 201.368.8181 rebarnj.com

CUPCAKES 1 MR. CUPCAKES 385 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.483.8897 700 Paramus Park 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 KARA KAKES 799 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.485.8889 kara-kakes.com

3 TOM SAWYER 98 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus 201.262.0111 tomsawyerdiner.com

DONUTS 1 DEMAREST FARMS 244 Wierimus Rd. Hillsdale 201.666.0472 demarestfarms.com 2 GLAZE DONUTS 358 River Rd. New Milford 201.483.8634 glazeartisan.com 3 ABMA'S FARM 700 Lawlins Rd. Wyckoff 201.891.0278 abmasfarm.com

FARMERS MARKET 1 RAMSEY FARMERS MARKET 2 Monroe St. Ramsey 201.675.6866 ramseyfarmersmarket.org

1 PALERMO’S CUSTOM CAKES & BAKERY Multiple locations palermobakery.com

2 WESTWOOD FARMERS MARKET 250 Old Hook Rd. Westwood destinationwestwood.com/ farmers-market

2 CARLO'S BAKERY 12 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 201.962.9080 carlosbakery.com

3 GLEN ROCK FARMERS MARKET 1 Harding Plz. Glen Rock grfarmersmarket.com

CUSTOM CAKES

* — NOT LOCATED IN BERGEN COUNTY

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 130

1 MARKET BASKET 813 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2000

2 ANCHOR SEAFOOD 10 S. Kinderkamack Rd. Montvale 201.930.9170 3 SEAFOOD GOURMET 103 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.843.8558 seafood-gourmet.com

FOOD TRUCK 1 CALLAHAN'S 10 Broad St. Norwood 844.468.3641 callahanshotdogs.com 2 EMPANADA MANIA 62 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.374.2150 empanadamania.com 3 SANDUCCI'S WOOD FIRED PIZZA TRUCK 620 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com/pizza-truck

FRENCH RESTAURANT 1 CAFÉ PANACHE 130 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.934.0030 cafepanachenj.com 2 LATOUR 6 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.5056 latourridgewood.com 3 MADELEINE'S PETIT PARIS 416 Tappan Rd. Northvale 201.767.0063 madeleinespetitparis.com

GLUTEN-FREE GOODIES 1 BIDDY O'MALLEYS 36 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood 201.608.5545

191 Paris Ave. Northvale 201.564.7893 biddyomalleys.com 2 MOMMA'S KITCHEN 15 W. Grand Ave. Montvale 201.746.9777 mommaskitchennj.com 3 NECTAR CAFÉ 175 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.857.0825

GOURMET GROCERY 1 UNCLE GIUSEPPE'S MARKETPLACE 10 Triangle Plz. Ramsey 201.995.6800 uncleg.com 2 MARKET BASKET 813 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2000 marketbasket.com 3 MAYWOOD MARKETPLACE 78 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.843.8361 maywoodsmarketplace.com

GOURMET SUPERMARKET 1 WEGMANS 100 Farm View Montvale 551.249.2200 wegmans.com 2 WHOLE FOODS MARKET Multiple locations wholefoodsmarket.com 3 FAIRWAY MARKET 30 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus 201.444.5455 fairwaymarket.com

GREEK RESTAURANT 1 VARKA 30 N. Spruce St. Ramsey 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com 2 A TASTE OF GREECE 935 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.967.0029 atasteofgreecenj.com 3 THE GREEK VILLAGE 254 Livingston St. Northvale 201.750.8570 greekvillagenj.com

ICE CREAM 1 VAN DYK'S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 145 Ackerman Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.1429 2 CONRAD'S CONFECTIONARY 107 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.2895 conradscandy.com 3 BRAINFREEZE 370 River Rd. New Milford 201.265.5055 brainfreezeicecreamnj.com

INDIAN RESTAURANT 1 NIRVANA INDIAN KITCHEN 29 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.818.2300 nirvanaindiankitchen.com 2 BOMBAY HUT 8 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.857.3266 bombayhut.com 3 KAILASH 22 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.251.9693 kailashindiancuisine.com

Inset photo by Ashley Dyrhaug @jersey.munchies; Opposite; Photo courtesy of Callahan's

CRAFT BEER

8/21/18 8:45 PM


*

FOOD TRUCK

Inset photo by Ashley Dyrhaug @jersey.munchies; Opposite; Photo courtesy of Callahan's

Callahan's 10 Broad St., Norwood 844.468.3641, callahanshotdogs.com Let's be frank: Callahan’s knows hot dogs. This Bergen institution has been serving hot dogs and satisfying customers since 1950, its owners attributing their long-standing success to quality. Each hot dog is made from the finest meat and has that sharp snap with every bite. While customers never run out of praise for Callahan’s hot dogs, they also can’t get enough of the delicious curly and steak fries.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 131

131

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/22/18 11:05 AM


RESTAURANT AMBIENCE

SADDLE RIVER INN 2 Barnstable Ct., Saddle River, 201.825.4016, saddleriverinn.com With its elegant setting, impeccable service and flawless food quality, the Saddle River Inn scores major points year after year. Set inside a rustic barnhouse along the Saddle River, the restaurant and its staff create a contemporary French fine-dining experience behind chef and owner Jamie Knott. The menu features prime dry-aged beef, line-caught sustainable seafood and local produce whenever possible. Options change twice a year to utilize seasonal ingredients at the peak of freshness. Diners rave over the entire menu, but standout selections include tuna carpaccio and truffle risotto.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 132

132

Photo by Yvonne Marki; Opposite: Inset photo by myinnerfatkidisout

*

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:45 PM


ITALIAN DELI

KOREAN RESTAURANT

1 JERRY'S GOURMET AND MORE 410 S. Dean St. Englewood 201.871.7108 jerryshomemade.com

1 KIMCHI SMOKE 301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.497.6333 kimchismoke.com

2 A&S FINE FOODS OF WYCKOFF 525 Cedar Hill Ave. Wyckoff 201.447.0800 asfinefoodsnj.com

3 AZÚCAR CUBAN CUISINE 171 Schraalenburgh Rd. Closter 201.660.7977 azucarcubancuisine.com

OUTDOOR DINING

3 BOP N SUSHI 441 Broadway Westwood 201.722.8687 bopnsushi.com

1 CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

1 SAVINI 168 W. Crescent Ave. Allendale 201.760.3700 savinirestaurant.com

1 MEZZA 20 Jefferson Ave. Westwood 201.722.8822 mezzawestwood.com

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

2 ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. Haworth 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net

2 MEDITERRANEO 23 N. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.447.0022 mediterraneoridgewood.com

3 SANDUCCI'S TRATTORIA 620 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

3 MADO 570 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.265.3629 madorestaurant.business.site

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

3 DANTE’S ITALIAN DELI 570 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.262.3232

1 MATSU 140 Broadway Hillsdale 201.722.9388 matsunj.com 2 SAKURA 371 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.848.6988 sakurawyckoff.com 3 HANAMI 41 Union Ave. Cresskill 201.567.8508

Photo Yvonne Marki; Opposite: Inset photo by myinnerfatkidisout M

2 KIMCHI MAMA 7-09 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn 201.703.2905 kimchimamafairlawn.com

2 RED BOWL 26 E. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.857.5828 redbowlnj.com

301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.8508 hanamirestaurant.com

JEWISH DELI 1 KOSHER NOSH DELI 894 Prospect St. Glen Rock 201.445.1186 koshernosh.com 2 HAROLD'S KOSHER MARKET 67 E. Ridgewood Ave. A Paramus 201.262.0030 haroldskosher.com 3 TENAFLY KOSHER DELI 22 Washington St. Tenafly 201.567.3033

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 133

1 BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ Multiple locations bluemoonmexicancafe.com 2 PANCHO'S BURRITOS 214 Main St. New Milford 201.225.2554 panchosburritosnj.com 3 ROSA MEXICANO 60 Riverside Sq. Mall Hackensack 201.489.9100 rosamexicano.com

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

NEW RESTAURANT 1 CIRCOLO 53 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick 201.882.1818 circolo.info

3 LOCALE CAFÉ & BAR 208 Piermont Rd. Closter 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com

PANCAKES 1 COUNTRY PANCAKE HOUSE 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.8395 countrypancakehouse.net 2 BROWNSTONE PANCAKE FACTORY 860 River Rd. Edgewater 201.945.4800 brownstonepancakefactory. com 3 MAYWOOD PANCAKE HOUSE 92 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.880.7842 maywoodpancakehouse.com

PIZZA 1 KINCHLEY'S TAVERN 586 Franklin Tpk. Ramsey 201.934.7777 kinchleyspizza.com 2 BROOKLYN'S COALBURNING BRICK-OVEN PIZZERIA 161 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack 201.342.2727 15 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.493.7600 brooklynspizza.net 3 SANDUCCI'S PIZZA KITCHEN 620 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com/pizza-kitchen

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 3 PEARL RESTAURANT 17 S. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.857.5100 pearlridgewood.com

RESTAURANT AMBIENCE 1 SADDLE RIVER INN 2 Barnstable Ct. Saddle River 201.825.4016 saddleriverinn.com 2 CAFÉ PANACHE 130 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.934.0030 cafepanachenj.com 3 HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

*

KOREAN RESTAURANT

KIMCHI SMOKE 301 Center Ave., Westwood 201.497.6333 kimchismoke.com The staff at Kimchi Smoke boasts that it puts its own blood, sweat and tears into every dish—but we know the real secret to success is in the restaurant’s wood smoke. The smoke helps produce popular plates like Korean BBQ Ribs and Korean Redneck Tacos. Of course, Kimchi Smoke is more than just a Korean or BBQ joint—it’s an eatery that appeals to anyone craving a creative blend of the flavors that both styles offer.

SEAFOOD 1 BIGGIE’S 430 Rte. 17 S. Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Rte. 17 S. Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggies.com

1 SADDLE RIVER INN 2 Barnstable Ct. Saddle River 201.825.4016 saddleriverinn.com

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

2 IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com

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

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

STEAKHOUSE 1 RIVER PALM TERRACE Multiple locations riverpalm.com

8/16/18 4:08 PM


2 ROLLING PIN CAFÉ 341 Broadway Westwood 201.666.4660 therollingpincafe.com

3 ALLENDALE STEAKHOUSE 95 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.962.9797 allendalesteakhousenj.com

3 VILLAGE TEA SHOP 10 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.857.0230

2 HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com 3 LE JARDIN 1257 River Rd. Edgewater 201.224.9898 lejardinnj.com

SUSHI

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

1 MATSU 140 Broadway Hillsdale 201.722.9388 matsunj.com

1 VEGGIE HEAVEN 437 Cedar Ln. Teaneck 201.836.0887 veggieheaventeaneck.com

WINGS

2 HANAMI 41 Union Ave. Cresskill 201.567.8508

2 SIMPLY GREEN CAFÉ 25 N. Spruce St. Ramsey 201.661.8905

1315 Rte. 17 S. Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggies.com

301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.8508 hanamirestaurant.com

3 THE SENSIBLE FORK 14 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.857.8686

2 ANTHONY'S COAL FIRED PIZZA Multiple locations acfp.com

3 RIVER PALM TERRACE Multiple locations riverpalm.com

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

3 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com

TAPAS 1 CRAVINGS TAPAS BISTRO 8 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 201.857.8533 cravingstapas.com 2 FINCA 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.1199 fincanj.com 3 TAPAS DE ESPAÑA * 7909 Bergenline Ave. North Bergen 201.453.1690 tapasnj.com

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

1 SIMPLY VIETNAMESE 1 Highwood Ave. Tenafly 201.568.7770 simplyvietnamese.info 2 PHO MIU 255 Pascack Rd. Township of Washington 201.497.3915 3 TC'S LITTLE TASTE OF SAIGON 419 Goffle Rd. Ridgewood 201.445.5509 tcslittletasteofsaigon. netwaiter.com

WATERFRONT DINING 1 CHART HOUSE * Lincoln Harbor, Pier D-T Weehawken 201.348.6628 chart-house.com

1 BIGGIE’S 430 Rte. 17 S. Carlstadt 201.933.4000

ENTERTAINMENT BOWLING 1 MONTVALE LANES 14 W. Grand Ave. Montvale 201.391.3400 montvalelanes.com 2 HOLIDAY BOWL 29 Spruce St. Oakland 201.337.6516 holidaybowlnj.com 3 HUMDINGERS 64 E. Midland Ave. Paramus 201.701.1900 humdingersnj.com

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

*

2 FABULOUS FOODS 5 Willow St. Moonachie 201.896.8800 fab-foods.com 3 OOH LA LA CATERING Franklin Lakes 201.707.0817 oohlalacatering.com

CIGAR SHOP 1 CASA DE MONTECRISTO BY JR CIGAR 184 Rte. 17 N. Paramus 201.261.7988 casademontecristo.com 2 THE TOBACCO SHOP OF RIDGEWOOD 10 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.447.2204 tobaccoshop.com 3 THE BRICK HOUSE CIGAR SHOP 85 Crescent Ave. Wyckoff 201.485.8488 brickhousecigarshop.com

CRAFT COCKTAILS 1 THE CAPITAL GRILLE 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.845.7040 thecapitalgrille.com 2 MARTINI GRILL 187 Hackensack St. Wood-Ridge 201.939.2000 3 ANTHONY'S COAL FIRED PIZZA Multiple locations acfp.com

DANCE LESSONS 1 SUKHA ARTS CENTER 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 sukhaarts.com 2 NORTHERN VALLEY DANCE ACADEMY 75 Oak St. Norwood 201.784.6400 nvdanceacademy.com

3 NUNNBETTER DANCE THEATRE 161 Woodbine St. Bergenfield 201.385.9638 nunnbetterdance.com

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT 1 BIGGIE’S 430 Rte. 17 S. Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Rte. 17 S. Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggies.com 2 FIRE & OAK 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Montvale 201.307.1100 fireandoak.com 3 PINOT’S PALETTE 340 Old River Rd. Edgewater 201.943.9993 25 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.389.8676 pinotspalette.com

GYMNASTICS 1 ELITE GYMNASTICS * 80 5th Ave. Hawthorne 973.423.4040 elitegymnasticsinfo.com 2 U.S. GYMNASTICS 100 Leyland Dr. Leonia 201.944.5496 usgymnasticsleonia.com 6 Leighton Pl. #3 Mahwah 201.891.2496 usgymnasticsmahwah.com 3 ENA GYMNASTICS 600 Winters Ave. Paramus 201.262.6244 enaparamus.com

HAPPY HOUR 1 BIGGIE'S 430 Rte. 17 S. Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Rte. 17 S. Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggies.com

CRAFT COCKTAILS

THE CAPITAL GRILLE 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus, 201.845.7040, thecapitalgrille.com Shoppers aren’t going to the mall just to buy clothes—they’re heading there to unwind with food and drink. The Capital Grille is known for presenting its cocktails with an artful flair, which is easy when its racks and shelves are filled with more than 350 world-class wines and top-shelf liquor. You’ll find drinks like Sunset Boulevard and Grapefruit Fire & Ice served in a space decorated with African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers. For something unique, try The Capital Grille’s signature martini, the Stoli Doli, Stolichnaya vodka infused with fresh pineapple, chilled and served straight up.

Inset photo by The Capital Grille; Opposite: Photo courtesy of Cravings Tapas Bistro

2 THE CAPITAL GRILLE 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.845.7040 thecapitalgrille.com

* — NOT LOCATED IN BERGEN COUNTY

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 134

8/21/18 8:46 PM


*

Inset photo by The Capital Grille; Opposite; Photo courtesy of Cravings Tapas Bistro

TAPAS

Cravings Tapas Bistro 8 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 201.857.8533 cravingstapas.com If you have a yearning for tapas, Cravings Tapas Bistro will satisfy your hunger— and then some. The downtown Ridgewood eatery has a vibrant atmosphere as the small shared plates create a memorable experience for friends and family. Of course, what's on the plates is memorable as well. Diners love classic dishes like chili garlic shrimp, short rib quesadilla and ricotta gnocchi. For dessert, the zeppole tree is a must-try.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 135

135

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:09 PM


*

HORSEBACK RIDING

Photo by Jeremy Smith; Opposite: Inset photo courtesy of Ridgewood Racquet Club

Bergen Equestrian Center 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, 201.336.3370, bergenequestrian.com Forget your sports car: The Bergen Equestrian Center has all the horsepower you need! Established in 1974, this multi-service facility sits on 25 acres of parkland and boasts more than 75 horses. Instructors offer lessons for all ages and skill levels, from introductory to advanced flat riding and jumping.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 136

136

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:46 PM


2 FIRE AND OAK 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Montvale 201.307.1100 fireandoak.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 nynjtc.org/park/ramapo-valleyco-reservation 2 PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK Alpine 201.768.1360 njpalisades.org 3 VAN SAUN PARK 216 Forest Ave. Paramus 201.336.7275 co.bergen.nj.us/852/Van-SaunCounty-Park

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

Photo by Jeremy Smith; Opposite: Inset photo courtesy of Ridgewood Racquet Club

ICE SKATING 1 THE ICE HOUSE 111 Midtown Bridge St. Hackensack 201.487.8444 icehousenj.com 2 FRITZ DIETL ICE SKATING RINK 639 Broadway Westwood 201.664.9812 fritzdietlicerink.com 3 MACKAY ICE RINK 130 W. Englewood Ave. Englewood 201.568.3133 mackayicerink.com

IRISH BAR 1 THE SHANNON ROSE 1200 Rte. 17 N. Ramsey 201.962.7602 theshannonrose.com

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 137

2 P.J. FINNEGAN'S 274 Fairview Ave. Westwood 201.664.7576 3 DAVEY'S IRISH PUB 5 Park St. Montvale 201.391.9356 daveyspub.com

KIDS’ PARTIES 1 THE GAGASPHERE 140 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick 201.445.2546 thegagasphere.com 2 SUKHA ARTS CENTER 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 sukhaarts.com 3 SWEET & SASSY 216 E. Ridgewood Ave. #1 Ridgewood 201.670.0123 sweetandsassy.com

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 1 BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 30 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood 201.227.1030 bergenpac.org 2 BERGEN COUNTY PLAYERS 298 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.261.4200 bcplayers.org 3 BERRIE CENTER AT RAMAPO COLLEGE 505 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah 201.684.7500 ramapo.edu/berriecenter

LIVE MUSIC 1 BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 30 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood 201.227.1030 bergenpac.org 2 THE CROW'S NEST 309 Vincent Ave. Hackensack 201.342.5445 crowsnest.com 3 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com

MARGARITAS 1 BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ Multiple locations bluemoonmexicancafe.com 2 ROSA MEXICANO 60 Riverside Square Mall Hackensack 201.489.9100 rosamexicano.com

3 JALAPENO'S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL 930 Prospect St. Glen Rock 201.445.5566 jalapenosmexgrill.com

MOVIE THEATER

RECEPTION HALL/ VENUE 1 THE VENETIAN 546 River Dr. Garfield 973.546.2250 venetiannj.com

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

TENNIS CAMP

2 THE ROCKLEIGH 26 Paris Ave. Rockleigh 201.768.7171 therockleigh.net

1 RIDGEWOOD RACQUET CLUB 249 Ackerman Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.1991 ridgewoodracquet.com

3 BOW TIE CINEMAS Multiple locations bowtiecinemas.com

3 THE ESTATE AT FLORENTINE GARDENS 97 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.666.0444 florentinegardens.com

2 WALDWICK COVERED COURTS 155 Hopper Ave. Waldwick 201.444.3322 waldwickcoveredcourts.com

NATURE CENTER

SPORTS BAR

3 UPPER RIDGEWOOD TENNIS CLUB 915 Glenview Rd. Ridgewood 201.447.0552 upperridgewoodtennis.com

1 AMC CINEMAS Multiple locations amctheatres.com 2 WESTWOOD CINEMAS 182 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.3200

1 TENAFLY NATURE CENTER 313 Hudson Ave. Tenafly 201.568.6093 tenaflynaturecenter.org 2 FLAT ROCK BROOK NATURE CENTER 443 Van Nostrand Ave. Englewood 201.567.1265 flatrockbrook.org 3 CLOSTER NATURE CENTER 154 Ruckman Rd. Closter 201.750.2778 closternaturecenter.org

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR 1 LOU'S TAVERN 74 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.2103 2 CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com 3 TOMMY FOX’S PUBLIC HOUSE 32 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield 201.384.0900 tommyfoxs.com

1 BIGGIE’S 430 Rte. 17 S. Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Rte. 17 S. Ramsey 201.962.9099 biggies.com/ramsey 2 MILLER’S ALE HOUSE 270 Rte. 4 E. Paramus 201.342.4800 millersalehouse.com 3 THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com

SUMMER CAMP 1 SPRING LAKE DAY CAMP * 234 Conklintown Rd. Ringwood 973.831.9000 springlakedaycamp.com 2 BLUE RILL DAY CAMP * 444 Saddle River Rd. Airmont, N.Y. 845.352.3521 bluerilldaycamp.com

*

TENNIS CAMP

Ridgewood Racquet Club 249 Ackerman Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.1991 ridgewoodracquet.com Whether you’re a seasoned pro or stepping onto a court for the first time, the Ridgewood Racquet Club is the place to explore the sport. With five championship, climatecontrolled courts, the club offers a popular junior program—serving 250 children—as well as a variety of leagues and adult instructional and organized play programs.

PUBLIC GOLF COURSE 1 DARLINGTON GOLF CENTER 279 Campgaw Rd. Mahwah 201.327.8778 golfbergencounty.com/ darlington_course 2 PARAMUS GOLF COURSE 314 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.6079 paramusgolfcourse.com 3 RIVER VALE COUNTRY CLUB 660 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.391.2300 * — NOT LOCATED IN rivervalecc.com BERGEN COUNTY

8/21/18 8:46 PM


*

CONSIGNMENT/VINTAGE CLOTHING

Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique 30 Cottage Pl., Ridgewood, 201.389.6900, savvychicconsignment.com Specializing in designer and boutique labels, Savvy Chic lets fashionistas fill their closets with genuine Prada and Chanel products without denting their wallets. The shop carries women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories from many high-end brands. Can’t find what you’re searching for? The knowledgeable staff will help you locate the items to complete your look.

1 SADDLE RIVER COUNTY PARK 760 Saddle River Rd. Saddle Brook 201.336.7275 co.bergen.nj.us/845/SaddleRiver-County-Park 2 VAN SAUN PARK 216 Forest Ave. Paramus 201.336.7275 co.bergen.nj.us/852/Van-SaunCounty-Park 3 OVERPECK COUNTY PARK 40 Fort Lee Rd. Leonia 201.336.7275 co.bergen.nj.us/841/OverpeckCounty-Park

WINE LIST 1 ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. Haworth 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net 2 ESTY STREET 86 Spring Valley Rd. Park Ridge 201.307.1515 estystreet.com 3 AXIA TAVERNA 18 Piermont Rd. Tenafly 201.569.5999 axiataverna.com

SHOPPING ACTIVEWEAR 1 ATHLETA 427 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Woodcliff Lake 201.391.1086 stores.athleta.net 2 LULULEMON 100 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.294.2590 shop.lululemon.com 3 FOX'S OF RIDGEWOOD 230 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.1842 foxs.com

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 138

ANTIQUES 1 GRANNY’S ATTIC 619 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.632.0102 grannysatticnj.com 2 NOT TOO SHABBY 206 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.221.6159 nottooshabbynj.com 3 NONU VINTAGE 14 W. Madison Ave. Dumont 201.338.4765 nonuvintage.com

APPLIANCES

3 YOUNG FASHIONS 208 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.9371

BEAUTY SUPPLIES 1 ULTA BEAUTY Multiple locations ulta.com 2 GLAMOUR TOO 29 E. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.493.2002

2 SHAW'S BOOK SHOP 79 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.4484

3 BLUEMERCURY Multiple locations bluemercury.com

3 THE CURIOUS READER 229 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.444.1918 thecuriousreaderbooks.com

BIKE SHOP

1 OBERG & LINDQUIST 671 Broadway Westwood 201.664.1300 obergandlindquist.com

1 RIDGEWOOD CYCLE SHOP 35 N. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.444.2553 ridgewoodcycle.com

2 P.C. RICHARD & SON 317 Rte. 17 Paramus 201.262.7676 pcrichard.com

2 WESTWOOD CYCLE 182 3rd Ave. Westwood 201.664.1688 westwoodcycle.com

3 YUDIN'S APPLIANCES 378 Main St. Wyckoff 201.891.3111 yudinsappliances.com

3 CYCLESPORT 1 Hawthorne Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.5269 cyclesportonline.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 17 E. Linden Ave. Unit B Englewood 201.871.0424 ophirgallery.com

BABY CLOTHING 1 GINGER KIDS 351 Center Ave. Westwood 201.358.5437 2 SWEET LULLABY 300 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.485.7571

BRIDAL SHOPPING 1 BIJOU BRIDAL & SPECIAL OCCASION 358 Rte. 17 N. Paramus 201.262.8889 bijoubridal.com 2 SOMETHING SPECIAL BRIDALS 240 Everett Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.7219 somethingspecialbridals.com 3 JAEHEE BRIDAL ATELIER 66 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood 201.541.0077 jaeheebridal.com

BOOKSTORES 1 BOOKENDS 211 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.0726 book-ends.com

CAMERA STORE 1 BERGEN COUNTY CAMERA 270 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.4113 bergencountycamera.com 2 WHOLESALE PHOTO & DIGITAL IMAGING 85 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.444.0777 wholesalephotocafe.com 3 BEST BUY 2400 Bergen Town Center Paramus 201.556.1321 Fashion Center Rte. 17 N. Paramus 201.652.5794 bestbuy.com

CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE 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

CONSIGNMENT/ VINTAGE CLOTHING 1 SAVVY CHIC CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE 30 Cottage Pl. Ridgewood 201.389.6900 savvychicconsignment.com 2 CURRENT CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE 166 Fairview Ave. Westwood 201.664.2767 currentconsignment.com 3 DOUBLE TAKE 189 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.2525 edoubletake.com

FARMSTAND 1 ABMA’S FARM 700 Lawlins Rd. Wyckoff 201.891.0278 abmasfarm.com 2 DEMAREST FARMS 244 Wierimus Rd. Hillsdale 201.666.0472 demarestfarms.com 3 SECOR FARMS 85 Airmont Ave. Mahwah 201.529.2595 secorfarms.com

FINE JEWELRY 1 LAVIANO JEWELERS 175 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0616 lavianojewelers.com 2 DEVON FINE JEWELRY 303 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.848.8489 devonfinejewelry.com 3 DANSON JEWELERS 33 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.962.3207

Inset photo courtesy of Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique; Opposite: Photo by Yvonne Marki

WALKING/RUNNING PATH

8/21/18 8:46 PM


* Inset photo courtesy of Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique; Opposite: Photo by Yvonne Marki

FLORIST

Flowers By Joan 22 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.670.6767 flowersbyjoan.net Because everyone loves to receive flowers, every bouquet and arrangement by Flowers By Joan is thoughtfully and meticulously created. Florists here have been offering their service and delivering smiles to Bergen residents for two decades, and they specialize in prepping for various occasions— from holidays and parties to prom and weddings. The shop’s experts also teach DIY classes to those who fancy flowers and want to make floral arrangements on their own.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 139

139

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:09 PM


*

SPORTS SHOP

Photo courtesy of Campmor; Opposite: Inset photo courtesy of Sal Lauretta for Men

Campmor 810 Rte. 17, Paramus, 201.445.5000, campmor.com Going on a hike or in need of some recreational equipment? Try shopping at Campmor, which has a well-stocked climbing department as well as a full-service bike shop and an extensive water sports section with canoes, kayaks and accessories. The retailer also has a book and map section with a diverse selection of outdoors and travel publications to help you plan your adventure.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 140

140

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/22/18 11:05 AM


201 Williams Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7076 dansonjewelers.com

FLORIST 1 FLOWERS BY JOAN 22 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.670.6767 flowersbyjoan.net 2 HEIGHTS FLOWER SHOPPE 209 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.5464 heightsflowershoppe.com 3 PERRY'S FLORIST 660 Harristown Rd. Glen Rock 201.445.5668 perrysflorist.net

GIFT SHOP 1 GINGER N' CREAM 350 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.2440

1 CAPITOL LIGHTING 75 Rte. 17 S. Paramus 201.843.5353 1800lighting.com

3 SHADES OF SOHO 175 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.857.2266 shadesofsoho.com

2 SOCIETY MEN 256 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.722.9300 societymen.com

LINGERIE

3 VERO UOMO 26 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.894.1424 verouomo.com

1 WOB LINGERIE 920 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.265.6116 365 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.560.9800 woblingerie.com

3 MARKET HOUSE 172 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.0234 markethouseshoplocal.com

3 SOCIETY FEMME 250 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.722.9300 societyfemme.com

HARDWARE

MALL

3 MARSALA HARDWARE 110 Broadway Hillsdale 201.664.0734

HEALTH FOOD 1 ORGANICA NATURAL FOODS 246 Livingston St. Northvale 201.767.8182 organicanaturalfoods.com 2 ORGANICO 475 Franklin Tpk. Ramsey 201.934.5511 organicogrocerycafe.com 3 THE MARKET PLACE Brownstone Way Englewood 201.568.1968 tmpnj.com

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 141

MEN’S FASHION 1 SAL LAURETTA FOR MEN 621 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.444.1666 sallauretta.com

2 CHANTILLY LACE 253 Everett Ave. Wyckoff 201.847.8747 chantillylaceofwyckoff.com

2 RAMSEY HARDWARE & PAINT 14 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.327.0433 ramseyhardware.com

3 DUXIANA RIDGEWOOD 63 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.4488 duxiana.com

2 PARAMUS LIGHTING CO. 154 Rte. 4 Paramus 201.845.4660 paramuslighting.com

2 HAWORTH APOTHECARY 169 Terrace St. Haworth 201.384.7171 haworthapothecary.com

1 HOME HARDWARE & SUPPLY 27 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick 201.652.5666 homehardwaresupply.com

Photo courtesy of Campmor; Opposite: Inset photo courtesy of Sal Lauretta for Men

LIGHTING

1 WESTFIELD GARDEN STATE PLAZA 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.843.2121 westfield.com/ gardenstateplaza 2 PARAMUS PARK 700 Paramus Park Paramus 201.261.8000 paramuspark.com 3 THE SHOPS AT RIVERSIDE 390 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack 201.489.0151 simon.com/mall/the-shops-atriverside

MATTRESSES 1 WESTWOOD SLEEP CENTERS 30 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.358.8282 westwoodsleepcenters.com 2 BRUCE THE BED KING 467 Main St. Hackensack 201.342.4300 703 Rte. 17 Paramus 201.689.2230 brucethebedking.com

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER 1 ROHSLER'S ALLENDALE NURSERY 100 Franklin Tpk. Allendale 201.327.3156 rohslers.com 2 METROPOLITAN FARM 119 Hickory Ln. Closter 201.767.0244 metropolitanfarm.com 3 ABMA'S FARM 700 Lawlins Rd. Wyckoff 201.891.0278 abmasfarm.com

OUTDOOR FURNITURE 1 FORTUNOFF BACKYARD STORE 141 Rte. 17 Paramus 201.262.1700 fortunoffbys.com 2 BACKYARD LIVING 235 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.689.9111 bylnj.com 3 SKI BARN 846 Rte. 17 Paramus 201.445.9070 skibarn.com

PAINT STORE 1 NORTON’S PAINT 632 Rte. 17 Paramus 201.447.4747 nortonspaint.com 2 RICCIARDI BROTHERS Multiple locations ricciardibrothers.com

3 EAGLE PAINT & WALLPAPER CO. 114 W. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.568.6051 eaglepaintandwallpaper.com

PET BOUTIQUE 1 WESTWOOD PETS UNLIMITED 15 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.7111 westwoodpetsunlimited.com 2 FUR THE LOVE OF PETS 32 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.599.9500 furtheloveofpets.com 3 PET SUPPLIES PLUS OF OAKLAND 350 Ramapo Valley Rd. #28 Oakland 201.644.7511 petsuppliesplus.com

SHOES 1 SHOE-INN 48 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.568.2900 53 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.493.9696 shoeinn.com 2 GINGER N' CREAM 350 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.2440 3 GARDINER & CO. 10 Van Neste Sq. Ridgewood 201.447.0910

SHOPPING DESTINATIONS 1 TICE’S CORNER MARKETPLACE Woodcliff Lake 2 DOWNTOWN RIDGEWOOD

*

MEN’S FASHION

Sal Lauretta for Men 621 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.444.1666 sallauretta.com Gentlemen familiar with names like Castangia, Eton and Italo Ferretti also know about Sal Lauretta—the destination for fine menswear in Bergen County. Since 1974, the shop has been providing luxury tailored clothing, from suits and sportcoats to ties and trousers, to guys who believe that a distinguished first impression never goes out of style. SKI SHOP 1 SKI BARN 846 Rte. 17 Paramus 201.445.9070 skibarn.com 2 MOUNT EVEREST 318 3rd Ave. Westwood 201.664.2500 ridemteverest.com 3 RAMSEY BIKE & SKI 44 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.669.4524 ramseybikeandski.com

SPORTS SHOP 1 CAMPMOR 810 Rte. 17 Paramus 201.445.5000 campmor.com

3 DOWNTOWN WESTWOOD

8/21/18 8:46 PM


2 JACKRABBIT 258 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.1828 jackrabbit.com

2 THE CANTEEN 277 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.383.0144 thecanteenonline.com

2 LUDOVICA 170 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.358.2313 shopludovica.com

2 MOXIE BLOWDRY & BEAUTY BAR Multiple locations moxieblowdryandbeautybar. com

3 THE FOUNTAIN SPA 1100 Rte. 17 Ramsey 201.327.5155 thefountainspa.com

3 CYCLESPORT 1 Hawthorne Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.5269 cyclesportonline.com

3 GROW-CERY LTD. 190 Rock Rd. #5 Glen Rock 201.447.0447

3 THE FIG LEAF BOUTIQUE 98 W. Pleasant Ave., Ste. A Maywood 201.880.5514 thefigleafboutique.com

3 MANIA HAIR STUDIO 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947 maniahair.com

SPECIALTY FITNESS CLASSES

STATIONERY

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

DAY SPA

2 FEMMEFITNESS 34 Commerce Way Hackensack 201.549.5200 myfemmefit.com

2 YOU'RE SO INVITED! 260 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.8600 youresoinvited.com

2 HARTGERS JEWELERS 699 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.0044 hartgersjewelers.com

3 L.N. GRAND 247 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.5016 lngrand5n10truevalue.com

3 THE TIMEPIECE COLLECTION 58 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 877.678.8463 thetimepiececollection.com

TILE STORE

WINE AND SPIRITS

1 WAYNE TILE 50 Spring St. #3 Ramsey 201.825.8000 waynetile.com

1 BOTTLE KING Multiple locations bottleking.com

2 FUDA TILE Multiple locations fudatile.com 3 ARTISTIC TILE 727 Rte. 17 Paramus 201.670.6100 artistictile.com

TOYS 1 TONS OF TOYS 140 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.497.6497 315 Franklin Ave. #4 Wyckoff 201.847.9317 tonsoftoys.com

2 CARLO RUSSO'S WINE & SPIRIT WORLD 626 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.444.2033 carlorussowine.com 3 TOTAL WINE & MORE 1001 Main St. River Edge 201.968.1777 totalwine.com

WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE 1 GINGER N' CREAM 350 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.2440

BEAUTY AIRBRUSH TAN 1 BRUSHED TANNING STUDIO 1100 Rte. 17 Ramsey 201.327.5155 brushedtanningstudio.com 2 PANICO SALON & SPA 393 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.265.1765 144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.4515 panico.com 3 MANIA HAIR STUDIO 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947 maniahair.com

BARBER 1 ALT+CO. 43 Hudson St. Ridgewood 201.444.4500 altandcompany.com 2 STAG HOUSE 228 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.670.0110 njstaghouse.com 3 DOMENIC & PIETRO BARBER STUDIO 616 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.652.8488

BLOWOUT 1 ERIC ALT SALON Multiple locations ericaltsalon.com

*

STATIONERY

1 BEYOND DAY SPA 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 902 Hackensack 551.996.4500 hackensackumc.org 2 THE FOUNTAIN SPA 1100 Rte. 17 Ramsey 201.327.5155 thefountainspa.com 3 PAMPER & POLISH DAY SPA 116 Broadway Woodcliff Lake 201.782.0277 pamperandpolishdayspa.com

EYEBROW SHAPING 1 KRISTINA GARNCARZ AT THE STRAND SALON 10 Rte. 4 River Edge 201.489.0051 thestrandsalonnj.com 2 BEYOND DAY SPA 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 902 Hackensack 551.996.4500 hackensackumc.org 3 CHRISTY K. BROWS AND WAX LOUNGE 150 Engle St., Ste. 3 Englewood 201.408.0106

FACIAL 1 BEYOND DAY SPA 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 902 Hackensack 551.996.4500 hackensackumc.org 2 PAMPER & POLISH DAY SPA 116 Broadway Woodcliff Lake 201.782.0277 pamperandpolishdayspa.com

3 FIT36 140 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick 201.962.3790 fit36.com

GYM 1 LIFE TIME FITNESS 10 Van Riper Rd. Montvale 201.746.4700 lifetime.life 2 THE GYM 20 Nordhoff Pl. Englewood 201.567.9399 2 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Montvale 201.802.9399 gettothegym.com 3 FEMMEFITNESS 34 Commerce Way Hackensack 201.549.5200 myfemmefit.com

HAIR COLORIST 1 THE B HIVE ORGANIC SALON 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483 bhiveorganicsalon.com 2 ERIC ALT SALON Multiple locations ericaltsalon.com 3 MANIA HAIR STUDIO 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947 maniahair.com

The Write Occasion 630 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, 201.891.8889, write-occasion.com Leave legal pads for lawyers and marble notebooks for school kids—you should be writing on stationery that suits your style. This Wyckoff boutique and gift shop is stocked with whimsical collections of designer paper, card stock, notebooks and writing instruments that match your needs and personality. Creating invitations for a party? The staff will walk you through the process of picking out what will work best for your event.

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 142

Inset photo courtesy of The Write Occasion; Opposite: Photo courtesy of The Bar Method

1 THE WRITE OCCASION 630 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.8889 write-occasion.com

WATCHES

1 THE BAR METHOD Multiple locations barmethod.com

8/21/18 8:47 PM


Inset photo courtesy of The Write Occasion; Opposite: Photo courtesy of The Bar Method

*

SPECIALTY FITNESS CLASSES

The Bar Method Multiple locations, barmethod.com As an exercise routine, The Bar Method stands apart because it is safe, smart and personal. Its workout strives to make you burn calories and boost your metabolism to end up with a well-sculpted body. Everyone and anyone is accepted no matter their experience level or body type. If the need arises The Bar Method also offers online instructional videos for the sake of convenience.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 143

143

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:47 PM


HAIRSTYLIST

The B Hive Organic Salon 269 Broadway, Hillsdale 201.470.4483 bhiveorganicsalon.com Acting as a pioneer in the beauty industry, The B Hive Organic Salon strives to provide every service while maintaining green initiatives and using organic products. Its staff consists of experts in the salon’s products and ingredients. Stylists here also strive to take special care of their clients. With services such as cutting, styling, coloring and highlighting, the possibilities are endless.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 144

144

Photo courtesy of The B Hive Organic Salon; Opposite: Inset photo courtesy of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling

*

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:47 PM


HAIR STYLIST 1 THE B HIVE ORGANIC SALON 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483 bhiveorganicsalon.com 2 KATELYN HUNZIKER AT ERIC ALT SALON 67 E. Allendale Rd. Saddle River 201.934.1150 ericaltsalon.com 3 MANIA HAIR STUDIO 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947 maniahair.com

HAIR UPDO 1 KATELYN HUNZIKER AT ERIC ALT SALON 67 E. Allendale Rd. Saddle River 201.934.1150 ericaltsalon.com 2 ARTISTS & ARCHITECTS SALON 580 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.0424 artistsandarchitects.com 3 J&CO HAIR 314 Rte. 4 E. Paramus 201.487.1008 jandcohairstudio.com

Photo courtesy of The B Hive Organic Salon; Opposite: Inset photo courtesy of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling

INDOOR CYCLING/ SPINNING 1 CYCLE BAR 28 Farm View Montvale 201.756.9996 327 Franklin Ave. #7 Wyckoff 201.897.6923 cyclebar.com 2 RIDE REVOLUTION 277 Livingston St. Northvale 201.564.7789 ride-revolution.com 3 ZING CYCLE 145 Piermont Rd. Tenafly 201.399.4999 zingcycle.com

MAKEUP APPLICATION 1 ALT BEAUTY BY ALEXA RAE 15 Sheridan Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.713.6983 2 MANIA HAIR STUDIO 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947 maniahair.com

3 ARAYA REBIRTH 10 Garber Square Ridgewood 201.445.7005 araya-rebirth.com

2 PILATES PLACE 808 High Mountain Rd. #213 Franklin Lakes 201.891.5285 pilatesplacenj.com

MANI/PEDI

3 COREFIRE 195 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 973.744.0510 mycorefire.com

1 BEYOND DAY SPA 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 902 Hackensack 551.996.4500 hackensackumc.org

REFLEXOLOGY

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

1 SOLE REVIVAL REFLEXOLOGY 790 Kinderkamack Rd. #A River Edge 201.261.0003 solerevivalreflexology.com

3 KARMA ORGANIC SPA 43 Park Pl. Englewood 201.871.0200

2 NAMASTE ORGANIC SPA 30 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.857.3646 namasteridgewood.com

32 Wilsey Square Ridgewood 201.857.5300 karmicorganicspa.com

MASSAGE 1 BEYOND DAY SPA 20 Prospect Ave., Ste. 902 Hackensack 551.996.4500 hackensackumc.org 2 PAMPER & POLISH DAY SPA 116 Broadway Woodcliff Lake 201.782.0277 pamperandpolishdayspa.com 3 ARAYA REBIRTH 10 Garber Square Ridgewood 201.445.7005 araya-rebirth.com

PHARMACY 1 MILLER'S PHARMACY & SURGICAL 678 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.3333 millerspharmacy.com

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

SALON 1 THE STRAND SALON 10 Rte. 4 River Edge 201.489.0051 thestrandsalonnj.com 2 THE B HIVE ORGANIC SALON 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483 bhiveorganicsalon.com 3 ERIC ALT SALON Multiple locations ericaltsalon.com

YOGA STUDIO 1 THE BODY IMAGE BOUTIQUE 96 E. Allendale Rd. Saddle River 201.708.8448 thebodyimageboutique.com

2 TOWN & COUNTRY APOTHECARY 60 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.0013 towncountryrx.com

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

3 ROCK RIDGE PHARMACY 191 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.444.4190 rockridgepharmacy.com

3 SHREE YOGA 3 Barnstable Ct. Saddle River 201.822.1131 shreeyoga.com

PILATES STUDIO 1 SUKHA ARTS CENTER 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 sukhaarts.com

785 Rte. 17 Ramsey 201.327.8660 urbanautospa.com 2 RIDGEWOOD AUTO WASH 450 S Broad St. Glen Rock 201.444.6037 ridgewoodautowash.com 3 NEW LOOK 60 W. Passaic St. Rochelle Park 201.291.8440

CLOSET DESIGN 1 CALIFORNIA CLOSETS 204 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.389.6914 californiaclosets.com 2 THE CUSTOM CLOSET 97 Winthrop Rd. Hillsdale 201.666.1717 thecustomcloset.net 3 CLOSETS BY DESIGN 40 Veterans Blvd. Carlstadt 201.964.9600 northnewjersey. closetsbydesign.com

CONTRACTOR 1 CREATIVE DESIGN CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING 204 Livingston St. Northvale 201.822.1949 creativedesignconstruction. com 2 ROOF 4 ROOF 520 Rte. 17 S. Carlstadt 866.921.8004 roof4roof.com

3 HH REMODELING CO. * 74 Ethel Ave. Hawthorne 973.949.4431 hhremodelingco.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 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.820.4727 doggydeucerml.com 3 CANINES CAN DO * Hawthorne 201.323.2514 caninescando.com

*

CONTRACTOR

Creative Design Construction & Remodeling 204 Livingston St. Northvale, 201.822.1949 creativedesignconstruction. com The Creative Design team strives for quality craftsmanship and exceptional communication in order to bring its unique comprehensive designs to life. With a detailed step-bystep plan, the team is more than capable of bringing the project from design phase through construction. Customers praise the team’s skill and professionalism.

SERVICES CAR WASH 1 URBAN AUTO SPA 827 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.560.1144

* — NOT LOCATED IN BERGEN COUNTY

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 145

8/21/18 8:47 PM


KITCHEN REMODELER

1 ROS ELECTRIC Elmwood Park 201.796.2923 roselectricllc.com

1 ULRICH INC. 100 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.445.1260 ulrichinc.com

2 GENERATION III, INC. 30 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.445.6969 generation3inc.com 3 MONTE ELECTRIC INC. 150 Park Ave. East Rutherford 201.933.6600 monteelectric.co

HOME STAGING 1 TIMELESS DECOR STAGING AND MORE Ridgewood 201.819.4466 timeless-decor.com

INTERIOR DESIGN 1 MICHAEL MARIOTTI INTERIOR DESIGN 523 Haworth Ave. Haworth 201.384.1294 michaelmariotti.com 2 RON NATHAN INTERIOR DESIGN GROUP 392 Main St. Wyckoff 201.666.8185 ronnathaninteriors.com 3 GRANERT INTERIOR PLANNING & DESIGN 225 Franklin Ave. #3 Midland Park 201.251.8377 granertinteriordesignnj.com 3 WOSTBROCK HOME 225 Goffle Rd. Ridgewood 201.445.0807 wostbrockhome.com

JEWELRY REPAIR 1 LAVIANO JEWELERS 175 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0616 lavianojewelers.com 2 CALLAHAN JEWELERS 220 Closter Dock Rd. Closter 201.768.6136 callahanjewelersdiamondrings. com 3 DANSON JEWELERS 33 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.962.3207 201 Williams Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7076 dansonjewelers.com

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 146

2 KITCHEN & BATH VISION 401 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.262.0081 kitchenandbathvision.com 3 CREATIVE DESIGN CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING 204 Livingston St. Northvale 201.822.1949 creativedesignconstruction. com

LIMO/CAR SERVICE 1 AIR BROOK LIMO 18 Overlook Ave. Rochelle Park 800.800.1990 airbrook.com 2 PERFECT LIMO SERVICE INC. 13 W. Grand Ave. Montvale 201.573.1321 perfectlimo.com 3 VANDER PLAAT EXECUTIVE LIMO 530 High Mountain Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.445.0110 vanderplaatlimo.com

PET GROOMER 1 FUR THE LOVE OF PETS 32 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.599.9500 furtheloveofpets.com 2 AMY'S ROYAL TREATMENT 390 Market St. Saddle Brook 201.909.0960 amysroyaltreatment.com 3 PARAMUS PUPPY SPA 23 N. Farview Ave. Paramus 201.880.4146 paramuspuppyspa.com

PET RESORT 1 CAMP BOW WOW 53 Midland Ave. Elmwood Park 201.797.3647 95 Greenwood Ave. Midland Park 201.882.0186 campbowwow.com 2 THE MADISON DOG RESORT & SPA 150 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick 201.445.7297 themadisondogresort.com

3 KATHY SANTO DOG TRAINING 25 N. Spruce St. Ramsey 201.512.8316 kathysantodogtraining.com

PHOTOGRAPHER 1 ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL SHAW 17 S. Franklin Tpk. Ramsey 201.310.9329 billshawphotography.com 2 JEAN TERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY 808 High Mountain Rd. Ste. 107 Franklin Lakes 201.301.3556 3 JODI CRANDELL PHOTOGRAPHY Glen Rock 201.632.1162 jodicrandellphotography.com

PICTURE FRAMING 1 WESTWOOD GALLERY 10 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.1800 westwoodartgallery.com 2 FRAME IT YOURSELF 89 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.2615 frameityourselfofwestwood. com

3 ACQUA POOLS 44 Central Ave. Midland Park 201.444.2424 acquapools.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

3 GLEN ROCK ART & FRAME 189 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.447.4123

3 ORGANIZING TOGETHER Ramsey 201.857.7534 organizingtogether.com

PLUMBER

REALTY COMPANY

1 BEN FRANKLIN PLUMBING Multiple locations benfranklinplumbingnj.com

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

2 PARAMUS PLUMBING & MECHANICAL Paramus 1.800.213.3019 paramusplumbing.net

2 COLDWELL BANKER Multiple locations coldwellbanker.com

3 GENERATION III, INC. 30 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.445.6969 generation3inc.com

POOL SERVICE 1 B&B POOL AND SPA CENTER * 787 Chestnut Ridge Rd. #3 Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 888.476.2829 bbpoolandspa.info 2 THE POOL COMPANY 173 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.722.1765

3 FRIEDBERG PROPERTIES & ASSOCIATES Multiple locations friedbergproperties.com

TUTORING 1 BRAINSTORM LEARNING & ARTS CENTER 808 High Mountain Rd. #1 Franklin Lakes 201.847.8676 2 TUTOR ME AFTER 3 372 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.8100 tutormeafter3.com 3 COLLEGEWISE COLLEGE COUNSELING 88 Semmens Rd. Harrington Park 201.561.6380 collegewise.com

*

JEWELRY REPAIR

LaViano Jewelers 175 Westwood Ave., Westwood 201.664.0616 lavianojewelers.com As an authorized representative for more than 20 timepiece and jewelry brands and an onsite repair shop, LaViano Jewelers can care for all your precious pieces. If your treasures are already in tip-top shape, stop by to treat yourself (or a friend) to something new. VETERINARY CENTER 1 ORADELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL 580 Winters Ave. Paramus 201.262.0010 oradell.com 2 DUMONT ANIMAL HOSPITAL 53 Washington Ave. Dumont 201.387.7297 dumontanimalhospital.wix. com/home 3 MAYWOOD VETERINARY CLINIC 125 E. Passaic St. Maywood 201.368.0607 maywoodvet.com 3 ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF HASBROUCK HEIGHTS 180 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.7800 vetinheights.com

Inset photo by Yvonne Marki; Opposite: Photography by Shayna Hintze

ELECTRICIAN

8/21/18 8:47 PM


*

PET RESORT

Inset photo by Yvonne Marki; Opposite: Photography by Shayna Hintze

Camp Bow Wow 53 Midland Ave. Elmwood Park 201.797.3647 95 Greenwood Ave. Midland Park 201.882.0186 campbowwow.com Camp Bow Wow is the place for happy, healthy pets and people. The camp emphasizes regular exercise, works to relieve negative habits and improves socialization between your pooch and other dogs and people. All counselors are certified and extensively trained in dog behavior, pet first aid and CPR. These welltrained pros ensure Fido will have a doggone good time!

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 147

147

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:11 PM


WRITE-INS After counting the votes to determine the winners of our online poll, we tabulated all the votes in the categories you presented to us. Here are the winners of the top 6 write-in categories: ACUPUNCTURE PEMA CHEN ACUPUNCTURE 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood 201.431.5066 pemachenacu.com

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

ELECTRONICS STORE QUANTUM INCENTIVES & MARKETING 160 Terrace St., Suite 1 Haworth 201.771.7600

HOSPITALITY/ EVENT SERVICES PARTY HOST HELPERS Ramsey 609.915.3352 partyhosthelper.com

NUTRITIONIST JULENE STASSOU 140 Sylvan Ave., Ste #101A Englewood Cliffs 917.626.3300 julenestassoumsrd.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY

*

ACUPUNCTURE

Pema Chen Acupuncture 25 Rockwood Pl., Englewood 201.431.5066, pemachenacu.com Whether you’re afraid of needles or not, Pema Chen and her staff of certified acupuncturists can ease most of your pains—and you won’t even feel a thing (unless you sign up for a massage, of course). With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, the professionals here use modern and safe techniques to treat a range of conditions, from allergies and anxiety to hypertension and headaches.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bestinbergen.1.indd 148

148

KESSLER REHABILITATION CENTER Multiple Locations kesslerrehabilitation center.com

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/22/18 11:03 AM


Takeout & Delivery

Casual Italian Eatery

YOUR ON THE GO STOP!

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SERVING LUNCH & DINNER WEEKLY SPECIALS PARTY ROOM FOR ALL YOUR CELEBRATIONS

HEROS • PASTA GRANDMA PIZZA SPECIALTY PIZZAS CALZONES • SLICES AND SO MUCH MORE

BEST

PIZZA

Let us uncork your favorite bottle New Outdoor Patio for dining Alfresco

620 KINDERKAMACK ROAD, RIVER EDGE, NJ

WE DELIVER

DELIVERY

620 KINDERKAMACK ROAD, RIVER EDGE NJ

201.523.9300

201.599.0600

On the road sharing our passion for pizza with you. Our Old World Pizza Oven is sure to be a hit at your next event!

RE ES

FOOD TRUCK

NF

WINNER T PA FO L OD F E S T I VA STATE OF THE ART SPORTS BAR 3 TWELVE FOOT PROJECTION SCREENS 75 INCH LED TVS • PERSONAL TVS AT EACH BOOTH LED LIGHTING & SURROUND SOUND HAPPY HOUR MONDAY THRU FRIDAY OUTDOOR PATIO & PRIVATE PARTY ROOM APPETIZERS • PIZZA • BURGERS • STEAK WRAPS • WINGS • & SO MUCH MORE

&E XPO

BEST

2017

B ER G E

Sports Bar & Grill

SPORTS BAR

S D

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

BEST

TY

ITALIAN RESTAURANT BYO

R

BEST

704 RIVER ROAD, NEW MILFORD NJ

201.262.5600

VISIT SANDUCCIS.COM FOR MORE INFO.

OD

F E S T I VA

L

FO

OD

F E S T I VA

L

PA

A

WINNER DE

S

&E XPO

WINNER

TY

RE

T

D

PA

R

&E XPO TY

PO

EX &

R

FO

2018 RE

2017

S D

T

ES

TY

NF

R PA O D F E S T I VA L •

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

B ER G E

EN

•F O

ES

RG

149_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

ST

NF

BE

FE

B ER G E

2014

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

S D

RE

Thank You For Voting! RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

8/23/18 4:34 PM


{ FASHION }

NOT JUST FOR MEN

It’s easy to look sharp in the season’s hottest suits and separates. Here is how to work it whether you’re headed to the office or a night on the town. Photography by Daniel Springston

Verronica Beard

The structured look is something I hoped would come back. This jacket is great to have in your wardrobe. You can wear it with slacks, jeans, corduroys if you’re being casual, or with a turtleneck when you’re going out to lunch.”

—Lynn White, owner, Sutton East, Wyckoff

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.fashion.indd 150

150

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:53 PM


A trench vest is a polished alternative to a blazer—it’s great for the workplace or with jeans and a white tee. As the temperature drops, a turtleneck layer will keep you warm without feeling too bulky.”

—Sue Bahng, owner, Ginger N’ Cream, Westwood

Collection Iris BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.fashion.indd 151

151 151

MARCH 20182018 SEPTEMBER

8/21/18 8:53 PM


{ FASHION }

You can dress this jacket up or down, and it can suit different ages as well. It looks great over a pencil skirt or mid-length dress; for a younger look, pair it with denim and a rock ‘n roll T-shirt.”

—Tina Setia, owner, Femmebot, Ridgewood

L’Agence BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.fashion.indd 152

152

MARCH 20182018 SEPTEMBER

8/21/18 8:54 PM


A dress suit is a great feminine option for those daytime events or the office. It’s instantly polished and put together. Think Princess Kate and Meghan Markle.”

—Sue Bahng, owner, Ginger N’ Cream, Westwood

Collection Iris BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.fashion.indd 153

153

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:55 PM


{ ART }

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.harrymartin.indd 154

154

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:03 PM


{ ART }

TAKE A DIP

What do the photographic subjects of this former TV anchorman have in common? They’re colorful, ethereal—and wet. Harry Martin’s love for photography was born at age 9. He worked in news, shooting 16-millimeter film and videotape and covering political conventions. Though his TV news career brought him out from behind the camera to the anchor desk, he never lost his passion for images. Now 66, he’s back to that passion in a special way—taking fashion photographs of subjects who are underwater. Martin most recently sat at the anchor desk for the stations My9NJ (WWOR) and Fox 5 New York (WNYW). As his broadcast career was “I do each shot differently,” says underwater photographer Harry Martin. “I get my inspiration from looking at other great photographers and classical artwork. I ‘stole’ one from Picasso, one from Monet and one from Manet.” BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.harrymartin.indd 155

155

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:56 PM


heating up, he continued to pursue photography as a hobby. He also became immersed in another interest: scuba diving. While on a scuba excursion with his family, Martin began taking underwater pictures of his children. The light through the water created both a real and abstract vibe in his photos. Inspiration struck and once he found a willing model, Martin cranked up the heat in his backyard pool in Cresskill to 80 degrees, tossed a metal backdrop into the deep end and created an underwater studio. As a reporter and anchor, Martin was an expert storyteller. That instinct for communicating great stories shines through in his photographs, which remind one of the late Philippe Halsman’s photos of artist Salvador Dali leaping in the air. (If only Dali were still around for a diving immersion!)

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.harrymartin.indd 156

156

Martin has to anticipate how the water is going to affect the models’ clothes and hair. “It’s a totally different shot if it’s still water versus sometimes I have the model slap the water and I get bubbles and reflection of light,” he says. “Sometimes I have moving water, and it’s a whole different look.”

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:56 PM


{ ART }

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.harrymartin.indd 157

157

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:04 PM


Part of the allure of Martin’s dreamy underwater series is the way his work reflects the personalities and backstories of his subjects. While he often uses professional models, he also has shot an emergency room nurse, a nuclear chemist, a former Penthouse model and a founder of a Costa Rican community center who works with the United Nations on clean water initiatives in developing countries. The photographer began the “Harry Martin Underwater” series in 2013 and continues to build the collection, shooting from April through November each year. His work has been shown in several galleries in the Northeast, and he participated in the Neiman Marcus “Art of Fashion” program. He also counts a boutique jeweler and dress designers as commercial clients. So, after five years of underwater photo shoots, who is at the top of Martin’s dream subject list? Lady Gaga. He has said he is drawn to her adventurous spirit. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.harrymartin.indd 158

158

Part Salvador Dali, part Annie Leibovitz, Martin’s underwater photographs play with reality vs. abstraction and the contrast between the inherent stillness of a photograph and the constant motion of water. “It’s twice as difficult, takes twice as long,” he says. “But produces twice as wonderful shots.”

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:56 PM


{ ART }

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.harrymartin.indd 159

159

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:04 PM


{ SPECIAL REPORT }

TO BNB OR NOT TO BNB?

ry apartment, the hardwood floors gleam and the well-kept rooms look bright and airy. Over the past three years, the apartment has been a home away from ds of similar spaces, private homes, basements and spare rooms—has become the subject of heated arguments in town council meetings throughout Bergen

across the county. On Airbnb alone there were 640 active “hosts” in Bergen as of July 1, and they’d rented short-term to some 25,000 travelers and brought of kicking back in a home environment. t-term home rentals, and others are considering such bans. Complaints raised against home-sharing range from quality-of-life concerns such as noise and and motels. It remains to be seen whether these ordinances endanger home-sharing in Bergen County or simply signal its inevitable growing pains. I’m the only one making money in the family,” she explains. Unlike some hosts, who only have a room or two to rent, Balagtas could find a long-term tenant was time- and money-consuming. “You know how New Jersey is,” she says. “It hard to evict someone.” Englewood Cliffs, Fairview, Fort Lee, Paramus, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff. Most only allow only rentals of 30 days or longer and

“I’m a senior who’s trying to stay in my home,” she says, “so the money I was making on Airbnb essentially paid my taxes.” some are paying off student debt or mortgages; some are seniors trying to age in place.” Warfield, who’s hoping to do just that, is still on Airbnb, but now

eople looking to move into the area,” she explains. That may not have been the case in Cresskill, which banned short-term rentals in 2017 after residents in

et in,” says Edward Wrixon, Creskill’s chief of police. “There was no quality of life for anybody in the neighborhood—we had all the residents saying, ‘We s heard no complaints from residents. ades Park officials cited a threat to already scarce parking space as one of the reasons for the city’s 2016 ordinance outlawing short-term rentals. And anguage, fighting, littering, parking of vehicles on lawns, public urination, sanitation issues, poor maintenance of the property and grounds, and violation of

y in Bergen County. The American Hotel and Lodging Association, a national trade group, seems to tacitly acknowledge that short-term rentals are hurting dies funded by the organization indicate that many hosts were, in effect, landlords who didn’t live in the homes they rented, and that none were subject to into law a bill mandating that short-term rentals be taxed the same way hotel stays are. Under the new law, if municipalities don’t choose to ban the rentals

nty, where hotels are relatively scarce. Kim Gagnon, general manager of the Teaneck Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites, both of which opened enience to travelers, especially if they’re traveling with a large family, many of our travelers still appreciate the modern conveniences of a hotel,” she says. ng with traditional hotel amenities like fitness centers, pools, restaurants and concierge service.

Home-sharing services like Airbnb are a boon for travelers, an income source for homeowners—and a bone of contention for Bergen towns. By Leslie Garisto Pfaff

It doesn’t look like a battleground. The spacious contemporary home is on a wooded lot in Montvale, overlooking a small stream. The online photos show an open-concept main floor lit by a bank of skylights; airy, art-filled bedrooms; and a stunning pool area with a leafy backdrop and a vine-draped arbor. Over the past three years, the house has been a home away from home for guests from around the world, who praise it as “serene,” “beautiful” and “incredible.” But similar houses—along with hundreds of apartments, guest cottages, finished basements and spare rooms—have become the subject of heated arguments in town council meetings throughout Bergen County. Over less than a decade, home-sharing—through websites such as Airbnb, HomeToGo, VRBO and FlipKey—has made extraordinary inroads across the county. On Airbnb alone, there were 640 active “hosts” in Bergen as of July 1, and they’d rented short-term to some 25,000 travelers and brought in a total of $3,648,000 over the prior year. Hosts say they’ve come to depend on the income, and renters have clearly embraced the idea of kicking back in a home environment. Elena, the owner of the Montvale home (who asked to remain anonymous), decided to become an Airbnb host when her grown children moved out. “I travel a lot, and the

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.airbnb.indd 160

160

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:25 PM


BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.airbnb.indd 161

161

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:25 PM


{ SPECIAL REPORT }

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.airbnb.indd 162

162

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:26 PM


At left: A four-bedroom Tenafly home featuring three baths, full kitchen and more is available for $537 a night on vrbo.com. Right: Leonia resident Hillary Kelbick says Airbnb hosts in her town “do an awesome job” and believes the pushback against short-term renting is overblown.

rental income helps to cover my taxes,” she says. She imposes what she calls “strict house rules” and expressly forbids large parties, and she’s never received a complaint from neighbors. But not everyone shares her enthusiasm for home-sharing. More than a dozen Bergen County towns have passed ordinances banning short-term home rentals, and others are considering such bans. Complaints raised against home-sharing range from quality-of-life concerns, such as noise and parking (or the lack thereof), to the fear of strangers coming-and-going in once-stable neighborhoods to unfair competition for traditional hotels and motels. It remains to be seen whether these ordinances endanger home-sharing in Bergen County or simply signal its inevitable growing pains. “People buy into single-family zones because of their stability,” says James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, “so I can see that the pressure on municipal officials would be to ban shortterm rentals.” At the same time, he adds, “we do have an underutilized housing stock—people are away for vacation and the like, and houses are sitting vacant, and they might really be better off having someone living in them during that time period.” Tess Balagtas turned to Airbnb to fill the vacant second-floor apartment in her two-story home in Lodi—a home, she says, that short-term renting has helped her keep. “I’m a single mom—I’m the only one making money in the family,” she explains. Unlike some hosts, who only have a room or two to rent, BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.airbnb.indd 163

163

Balagtas could find a long-term tenant for her entire upstairs apartment. But based on past experience, she’d prefer not to. A previous tenant still owes her $8,000, and evicting him was time- and moneyconsuming. “You know how New Jersey is,” she says. “It’s hard to evict someone.” Her future as an Airbnb host could depend on what Lodi decides. The borough is still looking into the feasibility of a ban on short-term rentals, similar to those enacted by Closter, Cresskill, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Englewood Cliffs, Fairview, Fort Lee, Paramus, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff. Most only allow rentals of 30 days or longer and impose fines on noncompliant homeowners that can range from a few hundred dollars per day to more than $2,000. Before Ridgewood enacted its ban on short-term rentals, resident Susanne Warfield was earning $14,000 to $15,000 a year through Airbnb. “I’m a senior who’s trying to stay in my home,” she says, “so the money I was making on Airbnb essentially paid my taxes.” Liz DeBold Fusco, Airbnb’s Northeast spokeswoman, says there are lots of hosts like Warfield. “Some are young families saving for college; some are paying off student debt or mortgages; some are seniors trying to age in place.” Warfield, who’s hoping to do just that, is still on Airbnb, but now she’s booking only long-term rentals, which hasn’t been as easy or remunerative. No one complained about her tenants, she insists. “The people staying with me were grandparents

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:57 PM


{ SPECIAL REPORT }

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.airbnb.indd 164

164

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:26 PM


coming to visit their grandchildren, or people looking to move into the area,” she explains. That may not have been the case in Cresskill, which banned shortterm rentals in 2017 after residents in one neighborhood raised the alarm about allnight partying. “People were renting out some of the bigger houses, and they’d throw huge parties, sometimes upwards of 200 people who would pay to get in,” says Cresskill’s chief of police Edward Wrixon. “There was no quality of life for anybody in the neighborhood—we had all the residents saying, ‘We can’t even sit in our backyards anymore.’” Wrixon saw a ban as the only way to curtail the partying, and since it went into effect, he says, he’s heard no complaints from residents. The same problem—guests renting houses for the express purpose of throwing large, pay-to-play parties—was behind Fort Lee’s ban. Palisades Park officials cited a threat to already scarce parking space as one of the reasons for the borough’s 2016 ordinance outlawing short-term rentals. And Wyckoff’s ordinance was reportedly inspired by a litany of quality-of-life assaults: “overcrowding, excessive noise, unruly behavior, obscene language, fighting, littering, parking of vehicles on lawns, public urination, sanitation issues, poor maintenance of the property and grounds, and violation of trash collection ordinances.” Some of the loudest complaints about Airbnb and other short-term rental agencies have come from the hotel industry, though not specifically in Bergen County. The American Hotel and Lodging Association, a national trade group, seems to tacitly acknowledge that short-term rentals are hurting the industry when spokesman Troy Flanagan argues that “Airbnb is operating a lodging industry, but it is not playing by the same rules.” Studies funded by the organization indicate that many hosts were, in effect, landlords who didn’t live in the homes they rented, and that none were subject to the regulations regarding safety and security—or the taxes—imposed on hotel owners. In Bergen County—and in the rest of the Garden State—the latter complaint, at least, is no longer an issue. In July, Governor Murphy signed into law a bill mandating that short-term rentals be taxed the same way hotel stays are. Under the new law, municipalities may also levy fees that could be an incentive for some communities to consider allowing the rentals. Not everyone in the lodging industry looks at short-term rentals as a threat to business, particularly in the more remote areas of Bergen County, where hotels are relatively scarce. Kim Gagnon, general manager of the Teaneck Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites, both of which opened this August, believes that a significant group BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.airbnb.indd 165

165

of travelers will always prefer hotels to home rentals. “Although renting a home does offer convenience to travelers, especially if they’re traveling with a large family, many of our travelers still appreciate the modern conveniences of a hotel,” she says. She adds that lodgings such as Homewood Suites offer the comforts of a home stay—including multiple rooms and well-stocked kitchens— along with traditional hotel amenities like fitness centers, pools, restaurants and concierge service. Airbnb’s Fusco notes that not every town has a hotel nearby, “so the ability to have home-sharing is actually a way of increasing tourism to some of these communities.” Airbnb considers New Jersey’s new law taxing short-term rentals “a pretty significant step forward. We’re not opposed to regulation,” Fusco says. “What’s key for us is to be sure that regulations are meeting the needs of the community.” In fact, the company recently worked with two New Jersey municipalities, Brigantine and Jersey City, to craft regulations governing short-term rentals. Hosts in Brigantine are required to obtain an annual license from the city at a cost of $100. Jersey City doesn’t require a license but mandates that hosts live either at the rental property or adjacent to it. There may be an additional incentive for towns to allow short-term rentals. Though it hasn’t happened yet in Bergen County, officials across the river in Irvington, N.Y., are actually crafting an ordinance to make the rentals legal, in an effort to help residents cope with rising property taxes. Hillary Kelbick, a Leonia resident who’s an Airbnb host at another of her homes in Greenport, N.Y., on Long Island, believes much of the pushback against short-term renting is overwrought. “There are people who do Airbnb in Leonia—and I can’t reveal who they are,” she says. “But they do an awesome job and they’re always there when the people come, and the town has bullied them and tried to create hysteria about bringing unwanted people in.” In fact, Greenport seems about to pass a ban on rentals shorter than 14 days, and Kelbick is cautiously optimistic that renters will be willing to pay for a two-week stay, even if they only intend to use the property on weekends. She and her husband had hoped to find longer-term renters for the house, which they plan to use someday as a personal family compound, but, she says, “the world is different now—many people don’t rent a home for a season because they can go online and get a weekend or three or four days.” For good or ill, that’s part of the new reality Airbnb and its competitors have helped to forge. As Susanne Warfield notes, “it’s a sharing economy”—and that, at least, isn’t likely to change any time soon.

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:58 PM


ALL GROWN UP With the kids gone, a Park Ridge couple updates their space.

By Donna Rolando

Design by Michaeline Fernandez Photography by Craig Collins

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.kitchen.indd 166

166

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:59 PM


{ KITCHEN REDO }

This redesigned kitchen is a cook’s delight with an open floor plan that blurs the line between chef and guests. The more the merrier with this layout, which allows seating at the center island or wood-plank table that expands to accommodate the size of the crowd.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.kitchen.indd 167

167

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:27 PM


{ KITCHEN REDO }

After raising two children in their Park Ridge colonial, two empty-nesters decided it was time for their home, as their designer put it, to grow up too. But don’t think baby steps—this is a complete remodel reflecting the couple’s passion for entertaining with an open-floor plan. “It looks like a completely new home,” explains Lori (last name withheld upon request), the homeowner of 27 years. “What we had was a 1950s typical center-hall colonial that was closed in and dated.” To achieve the wow factor, Lori and her husband hired Northvale-based Creative Design Construction & Remodeling for the plans and construction, as well as Michaeline Fernandez of Denville-based CYS Design to add the finishing touches. Today, the cook is no longer cut off from guests

while making meals, and the look…well, it went from traditional to transitional with hues of gray, blue and navy plus contemporary statement pieces like the globe chandelier over the wood-plank table. From the gleam of hardwood oak floors to the elegance of quartz counters and soft white “stylized Shaker” cabinetry, Fernandez gave the kitchen its grown-up vibe, and Lori couldn’t be happier. Gone are the dated colors—red, green and gold— as is the “very utilitarian” light oak cabinetry. Now the couple has all the tools they need for their gettogethers—a center island with extra seating, highend appliances and even durable kitchen chairs designed to be “family friendly.” For a family that loves to gather together, they now have a central location with a design and style that will welcome many generations to come.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.kitchen.indd 168

168

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 8:59 PM


This page, top right: 100-percent wool carpeting and a transitional-style couch with treated fabric provides an elegant but family-friendly look. The circular mirror softens the effect of the wall sconces and ties in with the round cocktail table. Bottom: A distressed wood accent table, Tibetan lamb wool accent pillows and updated wing chairs give the living room a charm all its own. Opposite page: No more ‘80s hues of red, gold and green. This kitchen now has soft white “stylized Shaker” cabinetry and lowmaintenance quartz-top counters that look like marble. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.kitchen.indd 169

169

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/16/18 4:27 PM


{ ESCAPES }

ROYALTY REBORN

After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is looking—and feeling— more splendidly regal than ever. By Rita Guarna Isn’t it every girl’s dream to be a princess? It was almost as nice, I can report, to spend a few days living like one—at the Hamilton Princess on the beautiful island of Bermuda. I’d stayed at Bermuda’s other “Princess”—the Fairmont Southampton, formerly the Southampton Princess—decades ago and vowed to check out her sister urban luxury resort someday. What better time than after a comprehensive restoration? The Hamilton Princess sits on the outskirts of Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital and financial center, and first welcomed guests in 1885, two years after a real-life princess, Louise, a daughter of Queen Victoria, was enchanted by the island. It was Louise who inspired the five-star resort’s name. No doubt she’d be equally pleased with its recent $100 million facelift. Only the best for royalty! The Pink Palace, as the hotel has been called, does not disappoint. While I was still awed by its classic exterior, there, suddenly, was a contemporary lobby with jaw-dropping, museum-quality pieces by noted artists. Lots of hotels have fine art, but this one makes you feel as if you’ve walked into a world-class gallery. Any old dame is sure to feel like young royalty feasting on cuisine by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson or taking a curated art tour, ogling the more than 60-piece collection by the likes of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tom Wesselmann, or lying semisubmerged on beach hammocks suspended over vibrant blue waters, or unwinding at a new Exhale-branded spa, a sprawling—8,200square-foot—yet serene spa and fitness center overlooking the harbor. Less than two hours from the U.S. East Coast, Bermuda is part of a 21-square mile, 180-island archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic. It’s perfect for those craving prim-and-proper British civility (think afternoon tea and cricket matches) amid gorgeous beaches and friendly people clad, of course, in the shorts that share the island’s name. It’s no wonder the resort is popular among both vacationers and

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.escapes.indd 170

170

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 8:59 PM


“My daughter and I took a 7-hour tour with a very knowledgeable native Bermudian and saw the whole island—from the Royal Dockyard all the way to other side of the island. The day included snorkeling at Cooper’s Island Beach, cave exploration and cliff diving into crystal clear water at the Blue Hole at Walsingham Nature Reserve. We started with a fish lunch and ended the tour with an ice cream stop—what could be better?” —Gloria Geannette, Ho-Ho-Kus

businesspeople: It’s amazingly well-run; soon after arriving I felt that here all my needs would be met. Rooms and suites come with harbor, garden, pool or city views. Ours overlooked the harbor, and I must admit that sipping a cocktail on the balcony above the 60-berth marina and watching the comings and goings of superyachts can be hypnotic. Bathrooms are modern marble marvels with a lovely line of Le Labo Rose 31 toiletries. When it’s time to dine, the Hamilton Princess offers choices that put to shame the cookiecutter eateries at many resorts. The 1609 Bar and Restaurant, named for the year the first colony was established here, is the only one at the new marina and offers fresh-from-theboat seafood, salads, sandwiches and burgers. We loved the charred octopus, crispy conch fritters and fish tacos for lunch. For breakfast, the Crown & Anchor boasts a huge buffet (a la carte choices too), and you can dine alfresco. The hotel’s crowning culinary glory is Marcus’, Chef Samuelsson’s ode to island fare. The “Ol’ Man’s Shrimp & Grits” was lick-yourplate good; the “Steak Frites” a carnivore’s delight. We ate there twice, and both times were wonderful: fresh, delicious food (think multilayered flavors), great service and perfect people-watching. While you can easily lounge around the hotel and feel completely content, a playground beckons. For one thing, Bermuda is a golf lovers’ dream, with more courses per capita than anywhere else in the world. One awardwinning course, Robert Trent Jones’ Port Royal, has stunning views of the ocean. In fact, the 16th hole requires a 235-yard shot over the Atlantic. As one would expect, Bermuda is one of the best places to sail (no wonder the island played host to the 35th staging of America’s Cup last summer, beating out respected sailing venues like Newport and San Diego). You don’t need to be a professional contender to enjoy the sport: The island’s Great Sound, with warm water and perfect wind—usually around 10–15 miles per hour—makes it ideal for an afternoon of zipping along the sea. Lazier types will delight in one of the pinktinged sand beaches (the hue comes from crushed coral from the nearby reef) that line the 75 miles of coastline. Most of the action is at sea level, of course, but if you want to see everything, head underground too. The Crystal & Fantasy Caves in Hamilton have beautiful natural rock formations that are reflected in the caves’ 55-foot-deep pool, giving it an otherworldly feel. History buffs will rejoice in the maritime

heritage of this British naval stronghold. Some 91 old forts dot the island and many are open to the public. The Royal Naval Dockyard (it’s been there since the 17th century) is interesting but a tad touristy, as it’s close to the cruise ship port. Check out Fort Hamilton in Pembroke Parish for a less crowded look at old military might. Another fine choice, Fort St. Catherine, is located in St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was founded in 1612. You’ll be exploring on foot, as no car rentals are allowed. If you must have wheels, rent a scooter (remember to “drive” on the left). Or, better yet, buckle up in one of the Hamilton Princess’s two-seat Renault Twizy electric vehicles. The narrow, four-wheel Twizy, a compound of “twin” and “easy,” was designed by Renault’s Formula One racing team and can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge. We found it perfect for touring St. George and drove it to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, one of the oldest cast-iron lighthouses in the world. All that exploring is sure to make you hungry again. Why not try the fish chowder, which is about as close to a national dish as you’ll find? It’s a Manhattanchowderesque number prepared with tomatoes and onion and seasoned with black rum. Should you get thirsty, every bar proudly serves the Dark ’n Stormy, the island’s signature cocktail. Made with dark rum and ginger beer, the tipple is trademarked by Gosling’s Rum, the oldest and largest export business on the island. It’s a refreshing concoction that in no way resembles the cloyingly sweet rum punches we’ve all tried on other islands. Raise your glass to offer a royal toast—not so much to this delightful visit, but perhaps, to your next. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.escapes.indd 171

171

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 8:59 PM


SWEET SENSATIONS

Cap your meal with one of these delicious Middle Eastern desserts—because the entrée shouldn’t be the only course with flavors to savor.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.tastes.indd 172

172

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:00 PM


{ TASTES }

LAYERED CUSTARD AND NUT CRUMBLE (KSHTALEIA) Yields: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE PUDDING n 2 quarts milk n 2 Tbs. rose water n 2 Tbs. orange blossom water n1  cup confectioners’ sugar or honey n 1 tsp. vanilla extract n 1 tsp. mastic (optional) n 1 cup rice flour FOR THE CRUST n 1 cup panko breadcrumbs n1  cup unseasoned standard breadcrumbs n 1 cup walnuts, chopped n 1 cup almonds, chopped n1  ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, melted n 1 Tbs. vanilla extract n ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

FINISHING TOUCHES

n 1 cup jam of your choice n 1 cup blossom-scented simple syrup

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with butter. TO MAKE THE PUDDING: In a large saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer over medium heat. Add the rose water, orange blossom, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and mastic, if using. Slowly add the rice flour, stirring all the while. Cook until the pudding begins to thicken and a whisk leaves tracks in the mixture. Spread evenly on a baking sheet to cool. TO MAKE THE CRUST: In a large bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, walnuts and almonds. Add the melted butter, vanilla and cinnamon, working the mixture with your hands. Spread half of the bread-crumb mixture over the bottom of the prepared pan. Using a spatula, pack it down evenly and firmly. Spread the pudding mixture over the top, then spread the jam over the pudding. Sprinkle the remaining bread mixture on top of the jam and press it down. Bake until the crust is golden brown. Pour the simple syrup over the top and let it cool for a few minutes. To serve, cut into squares. The kshtaleia can be served cold too. To store, cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator, where it will keep for up to 1 week.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.tastes.indd 173

173

The rose water in this recipe gives a nice floral taste and may lessen the need for sugar. The orange blossom has a really nice aroma, and when you eat, digestion starts with your eyes and then your nose. The scent is a big factor if you’re going to choose a food.”

—Rachel Albaum, registered dietitian/ nutritionist, Englewood Health

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:01 PM


BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.tastes.indd 174

174

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 9:31 PM


{ TASTES }

BUTTER COOKIE SANDWICHES (GRAYBEH) Yields: 36 cookies

INGREDIENTS

n1  lbs. (4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature n1  ½ cups confectioners’ sugar n seeds from 1 vanilla bean n 4 cups all-purpose flour n1  cup jam or preserves (fig, quince or apricot) n ½ cup ground pistachios

DIRECTIONS

Put the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and gradually beat from low to high speed for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. and continue to beat until the mixture is foamy. Beat in the vanilla seeds. Add the flour a little at a time and beat until the dough holds together when pressed between your fingers. Divide the dough in half and pat each half into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two large baking sheets or line with parchment paper. On a slightly floured surface, roll one disc of dough to a thickness of ¼ inch. Cut out circles using a 2-inch round cookie cutter. Gather the scraps, roll out, cut and repeat until you’ve used all of the dough. Transfer to one of the prepared baking sheets and place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. Repeat the rolling and cutting process with the remaining disc of dough. Then use a smaller (no bigger than 1 inch) cookie cutter or the wide end of a piping tip to make a cutout in the center of each circle. (Discard the small cutout pieces.) Transfer the circles to the second prepared baking sheet and place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. Place both baking sheets in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the sheets, then roll in ground pistachios if desired and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

There are several healthier substitutes for butter in baking, such as a plant-based spread, which cuts saturated fat by 50 percent and doubles the heart-healthy unsaturated fats. You also can substitute 1 cup of butter for ¾ cup of olive oil. Using more plant-based, unsaturated fats in your baking may help to boost your heart health!”

—Jamie Pepper, registered dietitian at ShopRite, Northvale

To make the sandwiches, turn the cookies without the holes flat side up, and gently spread each with 1 teaspoon of jam. Top with the cutout cookies, flat side down. Store in airtight containers for up to 1 week.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.tastes.indd 175

175

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:01 PM


BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.tastes.indd 176

176

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 9:31 PM


{ TASTES }

TRIPLE ALMOND CAKE Yields: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS

nb  utter and all-purpose flour, for the pan n2  0 oz. almond paste (see below) or store bought n2  ½ sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature n 6 large eggs n 3 Tbs. rose water n 2 cups almond flour n 2½ Tbs. baking powder n 1 cup granulated sugar n pinch of sea salt n zest of 1 lemon n s liced almonds and confectioners’ sugar, for serving FOR THE ALMOND PASTE n2  0 oz. blanched slivered or whole raw almonds n 6 Tbs. honey n 2 Tbs. vanilla extract n1  Tbs. Amaretto liqueur (optional) n1  Tbs. Frangelico liqueur (optional)

DIRECTIONS

TO MAKE THE ALMOND PASTE: In a food processor, process the almonds until ground and clumpy. Add the honey and vanilla as well as the Amaretto and Frangelico, if using. Process until the mixture is the consistency of dough. You can make the almond paste in advance; it will keep, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week. TO MAKE THE ALMOND CAKE: Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease a Bundt pan and dust lightly with flour, shaking out any excess. Place half of the almond paste in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Add the butter and mix for 3 minutes or until it becomes foamy. Carefully add the eggs one at a time as you mix. Add the rose water and beat until fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. In another bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt and lemon zest. Gradually add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix for 5 minutes. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Evenly top with the remaining half of the almond paste by breaking off bits and scattering them over the batter (they will sink into the batter). Top with the rest of the batter. Bake for about 1 hour, until the cake springs back when pressed. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes. Run a thin knife around the edge of the cake to make sure it has released from the pan, then flip it onto a plate. Let the cake cool completely. Serve at room temperature, sprinkled with sliced almonds and dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

Almonds contain calcium and are one of the best nuts for you. A lot of people on a gluten-free diet use almond flour as a substitute. The consistency may be slightly different from regular flour, but it’s not noticable. I once tasted cookies made with almond flour and was pleasantly surprised.”

—Stephanie Song, registered dietitian/ nutritionist, Hackensack

All recipes and photos are reprinted with permission from Levant by Rawia Bishara. Photos by Con Poulos. © Kyle Books BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.tastes.indd 177

177

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:01 PM


{ POWER FOOD }

Lay It On Thick

Don’t call blackstrap molasses the new apple cider vinegar—people have been singing the praises of this healthful syrup for decades. “Blackstrap molasses and the wheat germ bread/Makes you live so long you wish you were dead.” Actor and comedian Danny Kaye sang these lyrics with Groucho Marx, Jane Wyman and Jimmy Durante on a 1951 record. More than 60 years later, we acknowledge that although exaggerated, the song’s sentiment might not be far off from the truth. Molasses is made through the sugar production process: The juice from sugarcane plants is boiled to create crystals that are then processed and sold as refined white sugar. The liquid, which at that stage has become cane syrup, is boiled two more times, resulting in a dark, viscous syrup called blackstrap molasses. POWER UP Blackstrap molasses is relatively low in calories (about 60 per tablespoon) and sugar content (about 12 grams) when compared with other sugary superfoods like honey. Because of this, its taste is more smoky than sweet. Perhaps more remarkable is its high levels of vitamins and minerals, including blood-building iron (2 mg, or 12 percent of the daily recommended value), bone-building calcium (150 mg; 12 percent DV) and potassium (380 mg; 8 percent DV), which helps regulate blood pressure, among other benefits. It’s also a source of vitamin B6, which promotes blood health and prevents anemia.

Its mineral-rich nutritional content, especially iron, may make it beneficial as a pre-natal supplement: A tablespoon of blackstrap molasses in hot water is often referred to as “pregnancy tea.” (Talk to your doctor first.) Blackstrap molasses also was highlighted in an article about plant-based foods that may prevent cancer. The study, published in the Journal of Carcinogenesis, noted evidence that “cancer was very rare among sugarcane plantation workers who were regularly consuming the raw brown sugar,” citing the syrup’s high levels of minerals and vitamin B as a potential explanation. Some holistic practitioners also claim it can ease symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and enhance skin and hair health, thanks to its antioxidant-rich content.

BUY/STORE/SERVE Available at most health food stores, blackstrap molasses is sold as both unsulphured and sulphured options. Unsulphured molasses is made from a more mature sugarcane crop and is preferred. Because of its intense, thick flavor, blackstrap molasses should not be used in recipes that call simply for “molasses,” which is the result of the second boil of the sugarproduction process and isn’t as dark or thick. But the unique flavor of blackstrap molasses can be used to give a smoky boost to meats and some spicy sweet foods, like pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies. Finally, it can be used as an ingredient for dark breads or, for home brewers, in stouts and porters. —Liz Donovan

DID YOU KNOW? In the past, companies (such as the International Molasses Corporation in Saddle Brook) have offered food-grade molasses to help clean contaminated soil. Molasses can feed subsurface bacteria that naturally breaks down contaminants and chemicals. BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.powerfood.indd 178

178

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/23/18 1:28 PM


$10 O 0 F O F FF

Wen Y W he o n u S With Yo p th u enith is Sp d th ad en $5is d 0 ad $5 or 0 M or o M re or e

e

or

FFad

$1

s 0 0 Oth thi nd $5 1 i $ pe

M or

h

h

W

W

t n e m n ig s n t o n e C m n ig s n o C t n e m n ig s n o C t n e m n ig Cons

W S u Yo en

LUXURYDESIGNER DESIGNER LUXURY LUXURY DESIGNER

LUXURY DESIGNER

A SERVICE OF HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

2018

S

WINNER DE

D

RE

A

Offering an outstanding array of massages, facials, special events and other spa services.

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

Now at two convenient locations in Bergen County.

2015 DERS’ 201REA 5CHO ICE

2016 REAFIRST DERS’PLACE CHO CONSIGNMENT ICE SHOP

READERS’ FIRST PLACE CHOICE

CONSIGNMENT

FIRST PLACE SHOP

CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE 30 Cottage Place Ridgewood, NJ 07450

5X WINNER

CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE

11-6 CONSIGN E Hours: N T BMon O U10-5, T IRidgewood, QTue U E11-6, Wed 30MCottage Place NJ 07450

t n e m nCCoonssiiggnnment Thur 11-7, Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5, Sun Closed

30 Cottage Place 07450 (201) Ridgewood, 389-6900NJNJ | 07450 SavvyChicConsignment.com 30 Cottage Place |Ridgewood, 389-6900 SavvyChicConsignment.com C O(201) N S I389-6900 G N M E|N T BOUTIQUE (201) SavvyChicConsignment.com C O N S I G N M E Hours: N T BMon O U10-5, T I QTue U E11-6, Wed 11-6 Thur 11-7, Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5, Sun Closed

WINNER

5X

(201) CO N S389-6900 I G N M E| NSavvyChicConsignment.com T BOUTIQUE

30 Cottage Place Ridgewood, NJ 07450 30 Cottage Place |Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (201) 389-6900 SavvyChicConsignment.com (201) 389-6900 | SavvyChicConsignment.com

LUXURY DESIGNER

LUXURY DESIGNER Flowers by Joan

A

WINNER

DE

D

RE

Full Service Florist Wedding Consultations by Appointment

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

22 W. Prospect St., Waldwick, NJ 07463

201.670.6767

179_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

BEYOND SPA MAYWOOD LOCATION

HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness 87 Route 17 North, Maywood, NJ n 551-996-2833

S

2018

BEYOND SPA FLAGSHIP LOCATION

Hackensack University Medical Center 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 902, Hackensack, NJ n 551-996-4500

www.beyondspa.com

flowersbyjoan.net

8/23/18 5:07 PM


{ SPIRITS }

Hooked On Tonics A refreshing herb can turn this classic cocktail into your next go-to drink.

DIRECTIONS

TARRAGON GIN AND TONIC INGREDIENTS

Tarragon syrup: (makes about ¾ cup or 12 drinks) n1 bunch tarragon leaves (1 cup lightly packed) n½ cup organic granulated sugar n½ cup water njuice of 1 large lime, strained Per cocktail: n½ ounce tarragon syrup n2 oz. chilled The Botanist Gin n2 oz. good tonic water, chilled n3–4 drops celery bitters n4 oz. sparkling water n ice nsqueeze of lime

TO MAKE THE SYRUP: Make an ice water bath in a large bowl. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into a metal bowl and place in the ice water bath, stirring until chilled. Reserve the ice water bath. Meanwhile, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the tarragon leaves and cook for 5 seconds, until bright green. Drain the tarragon well and immediately place in the ice water bath. When cold, drain the tarragon and discard the ice, squeezing the excess water out of the leaves. Place the leaves in a blender and add half of the chilled simple syrup. Blend on medium until smooth, about 30 seconds, then blend in the remaining syrup and the lime juice. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and chill until needed. TO MAKE THE COCKTAILS: Combine the tarragon syrup, gin and tonic water in a small pitcher. Fill a tumbler or highball glass with ice and add the cocktail mixture. Top with a squeeze of lime, bitters and sparkling water. Add more lime, syrup or tonic water if desired.

Photo and recipe courtesy of the Bojon Gourmet.

More mixologists are using herbs instead of fruit for a clean, refreshing flavor that customers aren’t expecting. Tarragon in a gin and tonic, which is usually bitter, gives it an anise-flavor—like sambuca.” —Colin Furey, bartender, The Shannon Rose, Ramsey BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.spirits.indd 180

180

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:03 PM


Surgical:

Non-surgical:

• Laparoscopic Hysterectomy • Laparoscopic and Robotic Myomectomy • Endometriosis • Ovarian Surgery

MonaLisa TouchTM Vaginal laser for treatment of vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and lichen sclerosis

VotivaTM Feminine rejuvenation, vaginal tightening internally and externally, and urinary incontinence

SculpSureTM Non-invasive fat reduction

Laser Hair Removal

• Hysteroscopic Surgery

Dr. DeNoble is a board certified gynecologist providing the full range of gynecologic care, and is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

• Pelvic Floor and Prolapse • Labiaplasty

Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D., FACOG Advanced Gynecology and Laparoscopy of North Jersey, PC 20 Wilsey Square, Suite C, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Office: 201.957.7220 • Fax: 201.977.6747 • www.advancedgynnj.com New Location: 2025 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite C, Wayne, NJ 07470

Creative BlaCkBoard SpeCialS

king Thank you for ma us Bergen’s Best! 2016-2017-2018

Award Winning Wine List & Great Craft Beers A Unique & Casual Italian Restaurant & Bar

23 Hardenburgh Avenue, Haworth, NJ

Wednesday Night $1.00 Oysters

Tel. 201-384-1551 www.andiamorestaurant.net TAKE OUT - 7 Days a Week FREE DELIVERY - Sunday - Thursday

100+ CaliFornia & italian WineS 181_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

Facebook “f ” Logo

CMYK / .eps

Facebook “f ” Logo

CMYK / .eps

like us on Facebook @ andiamorestaurant

CraFt BeerS on draFt

thin CruSt Pizza • 30+ PaSta diSheS

Prime SteakS & ChoPS • FreSh FiSh & SeaFood daily

8/23/18 5:13 PM


HHKInn_2018_BergenMag_V3.qxp_B 8/9/18 8:04 AM Page 1

The Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern... Where A Seasonal Experience is Always on The Menu 2017

ES

&E XPO

TY

NF

WINNER

R

B ER G E T

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

S D

RE

This historic neighborhood gem serves up seasonal, contemporary fare in a handsome setting — perfect for parties! Book your lunch, dinner, Sunday Brunch or Event.

FO

OD

F E S T I VA

L

PA

BERGEN magazine FACE OF BERGEN COUNTY HISTORY AND HOSPITALITY Reader’s Choice Award Winner 2017

Nadya Furnari Photography

Jeffery Steccato/Haviland Photography

2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Open Table Diners Choice Winner (201) Magazine Best of Bergen Best Alfresco Dining (201) Magazine Best of Bergen Favorite New Restaurant (201) Magazine Best of Bergen Best Neighborhood Bar

Open Daily: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch. Private Dining Rooms, Special Monthly Events. Reservations: (201) 445-4115 • www.hohokusinn.com • One East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423

MAINE IN NEW JERSEY

2018 DE

S

LIVE

D

RE

A

WINNER RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

HHH Bergen Record July 2016 “Very Good” -NY Times July 2016

LOBSTERS

AND

FRESH

SEAFOOD 1040 River Rd., Edgewater, NJ 201.224.2808

720 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 973.893.5283 38 Union Ave., Cresskill, NJ 201.266.6575 OPENING MID OCTOBER Open 7 days 11am to 10pm 194 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 201.882.1244

182_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 2

JacksLobsterShack.com

8/23/18 5:04 PM


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

A GUIDE TO CARE AND ASSISTANCE FOR SENIOR LIVING

SeniorLiv_BERGEN_0918_final.indd 1

GU I D E

SENIOR

8/24/18 12:55 PM


 Celebrating 15 Years 

Mill Gardens Assisted Living  Spacious Studios and One-Bedroom Apartments  Beautiful, Residential Setting  Concierge Service  Private Transportation  24-Hour Care Staff  Restaurant Style Meals  Daily Activities Schedule  Dementia Care  No Move-In Fee

www.millgardens.com

Mill Gardens at Midland Park

36 Faner Road, Midland Park • 201-493-7400 • Fax 201-493-7374

SENIOR LIVING GUIDE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK

Do you have your burial place planned? Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark, serving Catholic families for over 160 years, recommends you make this important decision now when it can be done calmly and thoughtfully. Pre-planning arrangements will ease your family’s burden at that difficult time. Stop by and see the many options available at our beautiful and sacred cemeteries. No appointment needed. Or, visit online: www.CatholicJourney.org. 888.498.5209 | CATHOLICJOURNEY.ORG

MILL GARDENS AT MIDLAND PARK

Mill Gardens is located in a residential neighborhood. Each of the three styles of apartments is bright and sunny and larger than most, with private bathrooms and equipped kitchenettes. Care staff is on the premises 24 hours a day. The daily events calendar includes field trips, exercise classes, and social

SeniorLiv_BERGEN_0918_final.indd 2

programs. Residents have access to transportation, shopping, healthy meals, clean laundry, medical services and other daily needs. Call (201) 493-7400 to schedule a tour or for more information. 36 FANER RD., MIDLAND PARK, NJ 07432 201.493.7400 | MILLGARDENS.COM

PROFESSIONAL HEARING AID CENTER

Talking about hearing loss can be a sensitive subject for many people. It’s an automatic assumption that the person presumes, “it’s because I’m old”, and will immediately go on the defense. Don’t be surprised if you get some resistance. As professionals we are attempting to educate loved ones to approach the topic in a different way. We take great pride in having only Board Certified Specialists and being family owned and operated for over 30 years. Let us help your loved one on their journey to better hearing. 681 MAIN ST., HACKENSACK, NJ 07601 888.533.3117 | PROFESSIONALHEARINGAIDS.NET

8/24/18 12:55 PM


Resident Lil with her daughter Debbie, Director of Community Relations

Fd  Pfe Fit

55+ HOUSING • INDEPENDENT LIVING LICENSED ASSISTED LIVING • LICENSED MEMORY CARE SENIOR DAY PROGRAM

50+ SENIOR HOUSING ASSISTED LIVING

ASSISTED LIVING MIDDLETOWN, NY

845.341.1888

TUXEDO PARK, NY

845.351.0000

ASSISTED LIVING MEMORY CARE PEARL RIVER, NY

845.735.6846

MIDDLETOWN • NEW WINDSOR •

ASSISTED LIVING

CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY

845.620.0606

845.341.1888 845.569.2540

VISIT US ON THE WEB AT

PROMENADESENIOR.COM

SeniorLiv_BERGEN_0918_final.indd 3

8/24/18 12:55 PM


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

ADVERTISE SENIOR LIVING GUIDE SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

A GUIDE TO CARE AND ASSISTANCE FOR SENIOR LIVING

GU I D E

SENIOR

Retirement and 55+ communities, assisted living centers and senior healthcare providers. Reach Bergen County’s most engaged residents— we target affluent Bergen County households. Over 50% of our readers are over 45 years old, including couples with elderly parents. Our readers have an average household income exceeding $200,000 and can afford to look into the many senior living options available.

CONTACT THOMAS FLANNERY, Publisher 201.571.2252 Thomas.Flannery@WainscotMedia.com

SENIOR LIVING GUIDE PROMENADE SENIOR LIVING

Family owned and operated, Promenade is dedicated to the wellbeing of its residents, providing an ideal environment for your loved one to age gracefully. With multiple communities of different sizes, specialties, and prices, Promenade offers comprehensive and enthusiastic support for your loved one. Between each of our communities, you can find the assisted living, memory care, independent senior living, social-model senior day, and home care programs that best fit your loved one’s needs. VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE AREA 888.370.9222 | PROMENADESENIOR.COM

VAN DYK HEALTH CARE AT RIDGEWOOD

Finding the right care for your family is an important decision. It’s about trust. It’s about commitment. It’s about having an award-winning staff at your side, creating a nurturing environment. Our goal is simple—to find solutions that lead to better

SeniorLiv_BERGEN_0918_final.indd 4

health and quality of life. Whether you need short-term care to get back home quickly and safely, or you need long-term care for your loved one, you will always have the peace of mind that we will treat you like family. 65 years of family ownership says it all. We will continue to be there when you need us most. 304 S. VAN DIEN ST., RIDGEWOOD, NJ 07450 1.800.VANDYKS | VANDYKHEALTHCARE.COM

THE VISTA ADVANTAGE

“The Vista makes sense for our future. And The Vista timeline fits for us. It gives us time to get ready.”–Lorraine and Bob Oechslin of Fairfield, future Vista residents. The Vista, Christian Health Care Center’s (CHCC) all-new continuing care retirement community is coming soon to CHCC’s Wyckoff campus. Visit the Information Center and learn more about the many advantages of living at The Vista. Call (201) 848-4200 or visit TheVista.org today. CEDAR HILL PLAZA, 525 CEDAR HILL AVE. WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 | THEVISTA.ORG

8/24/18 12:55 PM


New!

Maryrest Chapel Mausoleum Premium interior spaces selling out. Now is the time to reserve your sacred space.

Christ the King Cemetery *New* Committal Gazebo Section Special low pricing available for limited time.

Grand Opening

GRAND OPENING

New Gate of Heaven Garden Mausoleum A beautiful covered gathering space for committal services, personal prayer and meditation that offers crypt spaces and cremation niches. Last chance for lowest construction prices.

Now is the time to make a commitment to protect your family. Stop by during Open House Weekend and speak with an advisor about pre-planning arrangements with no obligation. No appointment is needed.

OPEN HOUSE WEEKENDS

Open House Special  0% Interest for 48 Months September 15 & 16

September 29 & 30

September 29 & 30

Cemetery & Mausoleum

Cemetery & Mausoleum

Cemetery

Gate of Heaven

225 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, NJ 888-459-0746

Maryrest

770 Darlington Ave., Mahwah, NJ 888-489-9095

Open Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No appointment needed www.CatholicJourney.org

SeniorLiv_BERGEN_0918_final.indd 5

Christ the King

980 Huron Rd., Franklin Lakes, NJ 888-802-2933

A Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES

For our Catholic Community

8/24/18 12:55 PM


{ ON THE TOWN }

Gatherings

2

Whether it’s at a food festival or a charity luncheon, Bergenites show support for their friends and neighbors at events around the county.

1

4

COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE The nonprofit organization held its annual Culinary Adventure Food and Wine Tasting at The Venetian in Garfield. The event raised funds and awareness for the group’s mental health programs. 1 Front row, from left: Mary Vongas, Sue Devlin, Pete Scerbo, Maria Palumbo and Patricia Motisi; back row: Kevin Sincavage and Chris Burbach 2 Nicolas Barnwell and his mother, Angela Logan, of Mortgage Apple Cakes in Teaneck 3 Chef Enzo Carputo of La Reggia in Secaucus 4 Maria Palumbo, Pete Napolitano and Patricia Motisi

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0818.gathering.1.indd 188

188

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 8:52 PM

Chris Marksbury (1–4), Barnert Temple (5), The Community Chest (6), Ridgewood Arts Foundation (7–8)

3


6

BARNERT TEMPLE The Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes held a social gathering at It’s Greek To Me restaurant. The event, which was open to the entire community, included the introduction of the temple’s new senior rabbi, Rachel Steiner, as well as a discussion of plans for the upcoming year 5 Harvey Feldman and Toby Tider

5

THE COMMUNITY CHEST The Community Chest of Englewood held its Women’s Leadership Luncheon and Scholarship Ceremony, recognizing women’s contributions to philanthropy, education and the community. 6 From left: Helen Archontou, Michelle Yu, Jean Clark-Rance and Shelly Wimpfheimer

Chris Marksbury (1–4), Barnert Temple (5), The Community Chest (6), Ridgewood Arts Foundation (7–8)

8

7

RIDGEWOOD ARTS FOUNDATION The Ridgewood Arts Foundation (RAF) recently awarded seven scholarships to teen musicians attending Paterson’s Rosa Parks High School. Part of the foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to performing and fine arts initiatives in Ridgewood and the surrounding area. 7 Front row: Kevin Zuniga, Damaar Russel, Marcelo Herrera, Leslie Cruz, Enderson Collado and Brian Cruz; back row: music teachers and art foundation members 8 Ahmod Bradley and Albert Pucciarelli BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.gathering.1.indd 189

189

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/23/18 1:28 PM


{ ON THE TOWN } 10

11

THE ART SCHOOL AT OLD CHURCH Members of the Art School at Old Church in Demarest and its partner, Our Thrift Shop of Westwood, have been mentoring area high school students and helping them give back to their communities. This summer, the Art School taught students from Northern Valley Regional High School and Illumna, a nonprofit organization led by rising college students. 12 Vivien Woodford, center, with student volunteers

12

EASTERN BERGEN COUNTY BOARD OF REALTORS The Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors held its annual golf and tennis outing at the Montammy Golf Club in Alpine this summer. Golfers, tennis players and their friends enjoyed a day of sport and charity. A dinner and awards ceremony took place after the event. 9 Jorge Ledesma, Matthew VanFossen, Robert Khoury and Samir Genid 10 Maritza Aleman, Rose LaPira, Erika Baldino and guest 11 Randy Ketive, Janet Ginsberg and Kimberly Levitt

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.gathering.1.indd 190

190

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:05 PM

Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors (9–11), The Art School at Old Church (12), Family Promise of Bergen County (13–14), Century 21 JR Gold Team Realty (15–16)

9


14 FAMILY PROMISE Nearly 200 participants and volunteers took part in Family Promise of Bergen County’s Hike or Bike fundraiser at Ridgewood’s Memorial Park in Van Neste Square. The day was filled with music, dancing, food, games, giveaways and prizes along with a 3-mile hike or 15mile bike ride. 13 A pair of cyclists gear up for their ride. 14 Hikers pose for a photo as they depart for their stroll.

13

Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors (9–11), The Art School at Old Church (12), Family Promise of Bergen County (13–14), Century 21 JR Gold Team Realty (15–16)

15

16

Garfield Mayor Richard Rigoglioso proclaimed July 1 as Century 21 JR Gold Team Grand Re-opening Day in the city, commemorating Johnny Rojas’ 19 years as a Realtor. 15 Johnny Rojas, Richard Rigoglioso and Frank J. Calandriello 16 The staff of Century 21 JR Gold Team Realty

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.gathering.1.indd 191

CENTURY 21 JR GOLD TEAM REALTY

191

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:05 PM


{ ON THE TOWN }

Be There

From street fairs and road races to car shows and stage productions, there is something for everyone as summer winds down in Bergen County. Sept 15 MIDLAND PARK 5K

SEPT 5, 12, 19, 26 Skip grocery store lines and pick up fresh local produce every Wednesday at the PARAMUS FARMERS MARKET in Petruska Park, 475 N. Farview Ave., from 2 to 7 p.m. Admission: FREE (just pay for your fruits and veggies). For more details, visit paramusborough.org.

SEPT 6 If you’re itching to give back to the community, visit the FALL VOLUNTEER FAIR at the Paramus Park mall. From 3 to 8 p.m., you can meet with representatives from more than 550 local nonprofits and learn about volunteer opportunities in the area. Admission: FREE. Visit bergenvolunteers.org for more information.

SEPT 7 Take a drive over to Ridgewood for the village’s 25TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW. From 6 to 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 8 Register your child now for the annual FRANKLIN LAKES SPLASH & DASH YOUTH BIATHLON, or just show up to support the participants at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. Children 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.

SEPT 9 Be a part of Bergen County’s largest juried art competition at the 27TH ANNUAL EDGEWATER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL. From 11 a.m. to 6.p.m., art pieces will be judged in seven divisions: Best of Show, Art, Photography, Craft, Mixed Media, Fiber Arts and Student Pieces. Admission: FREE. For more information, visit edgewaterartsnj.org.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bethere.1.indd 192

192

Photo courtesy of Cecelia Cullen Murphy

SEPT 8–OCT 6 Prepare for the thrill of a murder-mystery when the Bergen County Players stage THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD . Audience participation is encouraged—meet and interview the mysterious characters, then determine whodunnit. For information, showtimes and ticket prices, visit bcplayers.org.

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 8:55 PM


Organica’s Natural Market Gourmet Prepared Foods . Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar Organic Produce . Groceries . Catering . Bakery . Teas . Coffees . Gifts .Vegan Options

WINNER DE

D

RE

A

S

2018 RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

Your forever jeweler 2018 DE

S

Come in for your FREE BATTERY with this BERGEN magazine ad

D

RE

A

WINNER RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

FULL SERVICE NEIGHBORHOOD JEWELRY STORE

FINE JEWELRY & GIFTWARE EAR PIERCING • RE-SETTINGS BATTERIES INSTALLED CUSTOM ORDERS

Expert Jewelry, Watch and Clock Repair We Buy Gold, Silver, and Diamonds 220 CLOSTER DOCK RD. • CLOSTER, NJ 201.768.6136 • CallahanJewelers.com HOURS: MON TO SAT 10AM - 6PM OPEN TILL 8PM ON THURS

246 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 201.767.8182 | organicanaturalfoods.com

Business Growth in a Digital World

CONFERENCE

October 30, 2018

fuel opportunities in Bergen County and beyond

Sheraton Mahwah Hotel One International Blvd | Mahwah, NJ

After two years of hosting New Jersey’s premier social media event, we’re giving it a whole new spin! This full day conference features: Keynote Speaker

HOSTED BY

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

JOE CONNOLLY WCBS Radio Bloomberg Business Reporter

• High-level Business Owner Panel • Expert Media Panel • Workshop Sessions • One-on-one Mini Consults @ our Experts Corner & LinkedIn Lounge • Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, snacks • Networking and wrap up cocktail party

Space is limited, and we expect to sell out fast.

Don’t miss northern New Jersey’s largest business growth conference! Register Today: mahwah.com/conference or call the MRCC office @ 201.529.5566

193_BERGEN_AUG18.indd 1

8/24/18 12:59 PM


{ ON THE TOWN }

SEPT 15 Join the community for a fun-filled Saturday at the RIDGEFIELD PARK ANNUAL STREET FAIR. From 10 a.m. to 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 jcpromotions.info to learn more.

SEPT 15 Run to raise money for education or show up to lend your support at the annual MIDLAND PARK 5K. The run begins at 9 a.m., and the Kids’ Fun Run kicks off at 10:15 a.m. Registration: $15 to $35. Proceeds benefit the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. Register or get more details at runsignup.com.

SEPT 15–16 You won’t want to miss the exciting BERGEN STREET FEST at the Teaneck National Guard Armory. This two-day festival runs from 12 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 12 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, featuring amazing food trucks, a huge beer garden, children’s activities, shopping and more. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 2–12, FREE for kids under 2. For more information, visit bergenstreetfest.com.

SEPT 16 The RIDGEWOOD FALL CRAFT STREET FAIR features 175 exhibitors with arts, crafts and photography. From 12 to 5 p.m. there will be food, music, pony rides and a large Kidz Zone with games and inflatables. Admission: FREE. Visit pjspromotions.com for more information.

SEPT 16 Hungry? Take a trip to the third annual LODI FOOD TRUCK AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, 12 to 5 p.m. Enjoy delicious food and drinks along Memorial Drive from some of the best and most popular food vendors in the county. Admission: FREE. For more information, refer to the Borough of Lodi’s Facebook page.

Sept 7 25TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW

SEPT 21 & 28 Demarest Farms in Hillsdale presents PUMPKIN PICKING MOVIE NIGHTS, featuring hayrides, a petting zoo and more from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friends and family can take a tractor-pulled hayride to the pumpkin patch to watch a live screening of a Spookley the Square Pumpkin movie. Admission $16 (age 2 and over). Visit demarestfarms.com.

Sept 23 MUSIC AT THE BARN!

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bethere.1.indd 194

194

From top: Photo courtesy of Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce; Photo courtesy of Wortendyke Barn Museum

SEPT 13–16 All are welcome to the ST. PETER THE APOSTLE CHURCH CARNIVAL in River Edge. Games, rides and raffles make the family-friendly event fun for all ages. Admission: FREE. For more information visit saintpeter.org.

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:05 PM


Don’t just optimize your website. Optimize your entire online presence with BigFish.

bigfish DIGITAL MARKETING FOR LOCAL PONDS

Est. 1937

Rispoli Family PASTRY SHOP & CAFE

Founded in 1937 by Gabriel and Josephine Rispoli, Rispoli Pastry Shop is a 4th Generation business operated by The Rispoli Family. Since that time we have been striving to provide the finest Italian desserts made from the freshest ingredients. We would like to thank our loyal customers for over 80 years of their continued business, support and voting us #1 Bakery and Cannoli in Bergen County!

L

FO

OD

F E S T I VA

L

PA

A

WINNER DE

S

&E XPO

WINNER

TY

RE

T

2018 D

PA

R

&E XPO

TY R

F E S T I VA

2017

RE

OD

ES

FO

NF

B ER G E

ES T

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

S D

O S’ CH ICE AW ER AR AD

NF

195_BERGEN_AUG18.indd 1

www.rispolipastryshop.com

B ER G E

shae.marcus@wainscotmedia.com (856) 797-2227

824 Broad Avenue • Ridgefield, NJ 07657 201.943.6002

S D

If you need more traffic to your website and more calls and visits to your store or office, contact Shae Marcus about BigFish,

23 Emerson Plaza East • Emerson, NJ 07630 201.265.4009

RE

BigFish is an integrated, digital local marketing system involving more than 300 steps. We create videos for your business. We write and publish articles about you online. We do reputation marketing of your business. And we optimize everything for Google—all for a price that’s less than many businesses pay for traditional SEO.

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

#1 BEST BAKERY • #1 BEST CANNOLI

8/24/18 12:58 PM


{ ON THE TOWN }

Sept 24 RESTAURANT WEEK

SEPT 24 Bring your appetite to the Fort Lee

veterans and active duty military at the FIRE WATCH FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Memorial Park and School in Fair Lawn. The event will feature food, children’s activities, a car and motorcycle show, raffles and an appreciation concert. Admission: FREE. For more information, visit firewatchfestival.org.

Business District where chefs from many borough restaurants will be showcasing their culinary talents during RESTAURANT WEEK. Check out participating eateries at bdaftlee.com. Prix fixe menus and food specials will be offered.

SEPT 28 & 29 With October creeping up, say

Museum in Park Ridge from 4 to 6:30 p.m. for the MUSIC AT THE BARN! concert series. This preserved landmark includes 18th- and 19thcentury 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.

goodbye to the end of summer and welcome fall with a HAUNTED FARM EXPERIENCE. Demarest Farms in Hillsdale is welcoming its first ever haunted event. It features a spooky hayride and a bone-chilling series of haunted houses filled with ghouls, ghosts and other scary creatures. Prepare to be frightened from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission $25–$30. For more information, visit hauntedorchardsfarm.com.

SEPT 23 Join CancerCare for the 31st annual

SEPT 29 The family-friendly 16TH ANNUAL

NEW JERSEY WALK/RUN FOR HOPE! Your support aids in raising funds for the charity and helps anyone facing a cancer diagnosis. Registration/check-in starts at 7:45 a.m. and the run commences at 9 a.m. The race will be held at Overpeck County Park. Admission: adults (13 and older) $35, USATF-NJ members $32 and children (12 and under) $20 for 5K and Fun Run, $10 for Fun Run only. For more information or to register for the race, visit community. cancercare.org.

LEONIA OKTOBERFEST has something for beerdrinkers and kids alike. From 4 to 10 p.m. you can chow down on brats, soft pretzels and schnitzel. Admission: $5 for adults, children are free. Visit leoniaoktoberfest.com for more details.

SEPT 23 Visit the historic Wortendyke Barn

SEPT 29 Joey’s Fund is hosting its fourth annual CHARITY CAR SHOW at St. Mary’s Church in Closter from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show features classic cars, a DJ, trophies, raffles, food trucks and games. Proceeds will go to St. Joseph’s

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.bethere.1.indd 196

196

Hospital. Admission: FREE. Car registration: $15–$20. To learn more, donate or register your car for the show, visit joeyscharityfund.org.

SEPT 29–30 The BERGEN COUNTY FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL is a long-standing and wellattended family-event held at Van Saun Park in Paramus. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can enjoy the various crafters, food vendors, animal exhibits, gardener displays, games, face painting, hay rides, mazes and more. Admission: FREE. Visit co.bergen.nj.us for more information. SEPT 30 Get ready for Franklin Lakes’ fourth annual SCENIC HALF MARATHON/5K. In partnership with the Wyckoff Family YMCA and the Franklin Lakes Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, the community looks forward to promoting health and wellness to all. The routes will wind throughout Franklin Lakes beginning and ending at the Franklin Lakes Municipal Complex. The races will commence at 8 a.m. promptly. Admission for the half marathon is $80 and the 5K is $25. Looking for more information? Visit wyckoffymca.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.

Photo courtesy of The Beer Spot and Grill

SEPT 22 Join the community celebration of

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:05 PM


197_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:35 PM


{ ON THE TOWN }

RESTAURANT REVIEW:

Madang

As tapas and shared plates grow in popularity, so does the number of casual Korean barbecues. You know the type— where tables are topped with banchan (essentially small communal side dishes like salted fish, rice, vegetables), and diners cook their own meats using built-in grills. Based on Korea’s royal court customs, this style is a culinary spectacle—just like hibachi and fondue—but oftentimes the show shines brighter than the food. However, at Madang, a traditional Korean restaurant that opened this summer in Englewood Cliffs, the setting is simply that: It’s the background to extraordinary fare. Bergen County has its fair share of establishments specializing in Korean cuisine, particularly in towns along the Hudson River. So what’s different about Madang? First, there’s the ambience. The redesigned building along Sylvan Avenue (9W) boasts a modern and spacious interior, while its second-floor terrace provides a view of the George Washington Bridge. And, of course, there’s the lengthy menu with long-established and modern Korean dishes (bulgogi cream pasta, anyone?) as well as “westernized” choices like the short-rib burger and skinny fries. I resisted the urge to order japchae (stirfried noodles) for an appetizer, as it’s my typical take-out app. Instead, my dining companion and I started with gaon mandoo, large steamed dumplings filled with pork and fresh vegetables and herbs. If you try it, you’ll quickly discover why I emphasized those adjectives. Our second appetizer was nokdu bindaetteok, a fried pancake made of ground mung beans and vegetables. Although the smooth and savory cake was cut evenly into quarters, my partner beat me to three of the four pieces. I did, however, eat the majority of the accompanying greens, which were topped with a dressing my friend deemed too hot for her taste buds. Of all the Asian cuisines, Korean is hands down my favorite, and that’s because of the robust flavor of the meat. That being said, I ordered bossam as my main dish. The thin slices of pork belly were light and tasty, thanks in part to the spices but mostly due to the natural flavoring of the fat. Palatable on its own, the meat got a boost when combined with one of the sides, which included salted shrimp, spicy radish salad, an even spicier pepper paste and miscellaneous vegetables. This entree

isn’t customarily served with rice, but I should have asked for a bowl of it on the side, as the starchy carb would have been another perfect complement to the pork belly and spices. Not much of a meat-eater, my dining partner ordered tofu yachae bokkeum—a medley of stir-fried tofu, eggplant and other vegetables served in a light brown sauce with rice. The dish was the perfect in-between of sweet and savory, while the black sesame-seed garnish added a delightful nuttiness to the overall taste. Despite the staff’s friendly efforts to coax us into dessert, we were too full from our meal to order. We vowed to try one or two sweets (various bubble teas, tiramisu, green tea cake, lava cake) from their first-floor cafe during our next visit. Understanding and grateful, our waiter, as he did all throughout the dinner, kept our hot and fruity Keywest tea filled until we decided to call it a night. While today’s do-it-yourself Korean barbecues are enjoyable, I still prefer a delicious and distraction-free meal with friends and family. When that’s my craving, I’ll head to Madang. —Darius Amos Madang Restaurant and Cafe, 11 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, 201.345.0888, madangnj.com BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.restaurantreview.1.indd 198

198

Photos by Madang (restaurant) and Darius Amos (food)

Englewood Cliffs eatery offers a fresh take on Korean cuisine.

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 9:22 PM


CATERING PRIVATE PARTIES BAR • DINING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH IS

COUNTRY NIGHT WITH THE BAND “COUNTRY FRESH” NO COVER

WINNER DE

D

RE

A

S

2018 RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

Let us cater your next occasion with authentic, family-style comfort food freshly made in our kitchen. We have the perfect venue to house your guests, complete with ample space for music, dancing, special moments, and a day to remember! Perfect for Corporate & Family Events, Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthday Parties, Communions, Confirmations and more.

LIVE MUSIC

MOST STATURDAY NIGHTS AT 9 PM

THE CORNERSTONE, WHERE SOCIAL MEETS LOCAL.

84 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ

201.666.8688 TheCornerStoneNJ.com

Our restaurant is as unique as the pearl…

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

A

WINNER DE

S

2018 D

sukha arts center

RS

RE

199_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

WINNER DE

D

RE

A

S

2018

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

ce n a d a yog ial aer Pearl creates a new menu each day using protein and produce from local farms and markets. Nonna Carmela from Sicily makes fresh pasta daily (gnocchi, Cavatelli, etc.). Open 7 days for dinner • 3 course prix fix menu Sunday thru Thursday $26.95 PARTY ROOM AND GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE MAKE YOUR EASTER RESERVATIONS TODAY!

76 Schraalenburg Rd., Harrington Park 201.768.2455 | www.sukhaarts.com instagram:@sukhaartscenter

Pearl Restaurant Italian American Nouvelle Cuisine

17 SOUTH BROAD ST. RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY 201.857.5100 PEARLRIDGEWOOD.COM

8/23/18 5:09 PM


{ ON THE TOWN }

Where To Eat

Getting three squares a day has never been easier—Bergen County is home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings.

Dimora Restaurant in Norwood

BERGENFIELD

MASA 81 W. Allendale Ave. 201.934.6616 masasushiandgrill.com

BAMBOO GRILL 54 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.5951 bamboo-grill.com

MEZZALUNA BISTRO 97 W. Allendale Ave. 201.327.6556

CHAPALA GRILL 52 S. Washington Ave. 201.387.2107 chapalamexicangrill.com

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

SAVINI 168 W. Crescent Ave. 201.760.3700 savinirestaurant.com

WAGON WHEEL 16 S. Front St. 201.384.9464

GIANNA’S 843 Washington Ave. 201.460.7997 giannas.biz

ALPINE

BOGOTA

KIKU 385 Rte. 9W 201.767.6322

101 PUB 101 Queen Anne Rd. 201.343.9802

LUKA’S 10 River Rd. 201.440.2996 lukasitaliancuisine.com

CARLSTADT

IL VILLAGGIO 651 Rte. 17 North 201.935.7733 ilvillaggio.com

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.WTE.indd 200

MASSAMAN THAI CUISINE 312 Hackensack St. 201.559.1424 massamanthaicuisine.com

CLIFFSIDE PARK AVO’S GRILL 720 Anderson Ave., Ste. 4, 201.945.9038 orderavos.com RUDY’S 591 Anderson Ave. 201.943.9252 rudyscliffsidenj.com VILLA AMALFI 793 Palisade Ave. 201.886.8626 villaamalfi.com

200

CLOSTER

CRESSKILL

AZÚCAR CUBAN CUISINE 171 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.660.7977 azucarcubancuisine.com

DELVINA RESTAURANT 172 Piermont Rd. 201.816.0239 delvinarestaurant.com

LOCALE CAFÉ & BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612 searhouse.com

FARMHOUSE CAFÉ & EATERY 15 E. Madison Ave. 201.266.8931 farmhousecafenj.com HANAMI 41 Union Ave. 201.567.8508 hanamirestaurant.com

DEMAREST YASOU MYKONOS 134 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.768.8500 yasoumykonos.com

Dimora Restaurant

ALLENDALE

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 9:25 PM


Every Sunday: June-November

9am - 2pm, Ramsey Main Street Train Station

and when it gets chilly... Rain or Shine Sundays: December-March Ample free parking 10am-2pm, Eric Smith School 50+ great vendors Music Ramsey Pays It Forward Chef Demos Bring a non-perishable food item to the week to be donated to the Children’s Crafts market each Center for Food Action

PROUDLY SERVING

BERGEN COUNTY

The best selection and service since 1928

2018 201.444.2553

AR

RE

W ’ C H OICE A

A

WINNER DE

S

RS

2018 D

DE

ridgewoodcycle.com S

WINNER

D

RE

A

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

Visit the website for details and updates:

ramseyfarmersmarket.org

sponsored by the Ramsey Historical Association and Borough of Ramsey

35 N. Broad St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | M-F 10-8 | Sat 9-6 | Closed Sunday

Gaga Ball Is IT!

Nobody Beats Ronnie’s Eats!

WINNER! BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY n

u! k yo

Tha

-2nd YearKids Tweens Teens

201.664.4543 Hillsdale, NJ

2018

TheGagasphere.com    201-445-2546     Waldwick  

201_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

S

WINNER DE

D

RE

A

All Baking Done on Premises

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

Full Line of Organic Baked Goods

Gourmet Catering Platters for All Occasions

8/27/18 11:25 AM


{ ON THE TOWN } OCEANOS 2-27 Saddle River Rd. 201.796.0546 oceanosrestaurant.com

FRANCO’S PIZZA 207 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.265.8111 francospizza restaurant.com

Loui Loui in Fort Lee

PIMAAN THAI 79 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.967.0440 pimaanthai.com

ENGLEWOOD AKAI LOUNGE 11 N. Dean St. 201.541.0086 akailounge.com

DUMONT FOSCHINI’S 21 E. Madison Ave. 201.387.9998 foschinis.com IL MULINO 132 Veterans Plz. 201.384.7767 ilmulinodumont.com

EAST RUTHERFORD ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA 900 Paterson Plank Rd. 201.804.0303 annabellasmozz.com CAFFE CAPRI 119 Park Ave. 201.460.1039 caffecapri restaurant.com

EDGEWATER CAFÉ ARCHETYPUS 266 River Rd. 201.941.0609 archetypus.com

ORAMA 595 River Rd. 201.945.2020 orama.com PIER 115 115 River Rd. 201.313.2155 pier115bar andgrill.com REBECCA’S 236 Old River Rd. 201.943.8808 new.rebeccas edgewater.com THE RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. 201.224.2013 riverpalm.com ROBERTO’S II 936 River Rd. 201.224.2524 robertosii.com THAT FONDUE PLACE 934 River Rd. 201.224.2524 thatfondueplace.com

BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 45 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.6267 baumgartscafe.com CASSIE’S 18 S. Dean St. 201.541.6760 cassiespizzeria.com DARUMA 45 N. Dean St. 201.567.9600 darumaenglewood.com EMMA 34 E. Palisade Ave. 201.227.6103 emma34.com RED, WHITE & PASTA 21 E. Palisade Ave. 201.731.3223 redwhiteandpasta.com

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS CAFÉ ITALIANO 14 Sylvan Ave. 201.461.5041 cafeitaliano.net

RIVARA’S RESTAURANT 6-18 Maple Ave. 201.797.4878 rivaras.com THE RIVER PALM TERRACE 41-11 Rte. 4 201.703.3500 riverpalm.com

FAIRVIEW

HAWORTH

FORT LEE CAFFÉ MILANO 2117 Rte. 4 East 201.461.0466 CITY PERCH 2023 Hudson St. 201.582.7101 cityperch.com G.W. GRILL 2139 Hudson Ter. 201.947.2440 gwgrill.com IN NAPOLI 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com LOUI LOUI 210 Main St. 201.461.7080 louiloui.com

FAIR LAWN

FRANKLIN LAKES

DAVIA 6-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.797.6767

THE CHEF’S TABLE 754 Franklin Ave. 201.891.6644

KINARA 880 River Rd. 201.313.0555 kinararestaurant.com

TAVERNA MYKONOS 238 Broadway 201.703.9200 tavernamykonos.com

KIMCHI MAMA 7-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.703.2905

GOLDEN DYNASTY 825 Franklin Ave. 201.891.6644 goldendynastynj.com

LE JARDIN 1257 River Rd. 201.224.9898 lejardinnj.com

THE TWISTED ELM 435 River Dr. 201.791.3705 twistedelm.com

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.WTE.indd 202

BENSI 459 Rte. 17 South 201.727.9525 bensihh.com

NECTAR CAFE 175 Rock Rd. 201.857.0825 nectarcafenj.com

ROYAL WARSAW 871 River Dr. 201.794.9277 royalwarsaw.com

MEI SUSHI 14-20 Plaza Rd. North 201.398.9882 meisushi.com

GLEN ROCK

BENDIX DINER 464 Rte. 17 201.288.0143

PATSY’S 344 Bergen Blvd. 201.943.0627

PRIME & BEYOND 501 Main St. 201.461.0033 primeandbeyond.com

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

LA FORTALEZA 361 Midland Ave. 973.928.4470 lafortalezamexrestaurant.com

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS

IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com

GRISSINI 484 Sylvan Ave. 201.568.3535 grissinirestaurant.com

IZZY’S PIZZERIA 86 The Promenade City Place 201.795.2600 izzyspizzeria.com

ELMWOOD PARK DINER 375 Market St. 201.796.6641 epdiner.com

LA CAMBUSA 517 River Dr. 973.272.8739 cambusanj.com

ORIGINAL PRESTO’S PIZZA 90 La Roche Ave. 201.750.1077 originalpresto.com

THE GLEN ROCK INN 222 Rock Rd. 201.445.2362 glenrockinn.com

MOOD FOOD 1224 Anderson Ave. 201.313.8278 moodfood.life

ELMWOOD PARK

GOODFELLAS 661 Midland Ave. 973.478.4000 goodfellasristorante.com

NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 172 Broad Ave. 201.840.8428 nochesdecolombia.com

CLIFF’S STEAKHOUSE 18 Sylvan Ave. 201.944.0233 cliffssteakhouse.com

HAVEN 2 Main St. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

GARFIELD

SUSHI COCORO 856 Franklin Ave. 201.560.1333 sushicocoro.com

202

ROCCA 203 Rock Rd. 201.670.4945 roccanj.com

HACKENSACK HOUSTON’S 1 Riverside Sq., #181 201.488.5667 houstons.com MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 1 Riverside Sq., #274 201.487.1303 mortons.com/hackensack THE OCEANAIRE 175 Riverside Sq. 201.343.8862 theoceanaire.com THE PICCO TAVERN 160 Prospect Ave. 201.880.8750 piccotavern.com POITIN STILL 774 Main St. 201.487.1515 SOLARI’S 61 S. River St. 201.487.1969 solarisrestaurant.net STONY HILL INN 231 Polifly Rd. 201.342.4085 stonyhillinn.com WHITE MANNA 358 River St. 201.342.0914

HARRINGTON PARK DINO’S RESTAURANT 12 Tappan Rd. 201.767.4245 dinoshp.com

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

HILLSDALE THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com MATSU SUSHI & GRILL 140 Broadway 201.722.9388 matsunj.com NINO’S PIZZA 456 Broadway 201.497.6900 ninospizzaonline.com OSSO BUCO 343 Broadway 201.664.1600 ossobucogrill.com

HO-HO-KUS ALBERT’S CAFE AMICI 4 Sycamore Ave. 201.389.6377 albertscafeamici.com ALT EATS CAFÉ 622 N. Maple Ave. 201.444.1300 alteatscafe.com HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN 1 E. Franklin Tpk. 201.445.4115 hohokusinn.com

Loui Loui Louisiana Seafood

EMERSON

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:06 PM


FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF BERGEN

ADVERTISE THE BERGEN GUIDE 2019 ISSUE

THE

2015

THE GUIDE 2018

Bergen GUIDE

TAP THE POWER OF NEWCOMERS. New homeowners spend more money in their first six months than a typical consumer does in three years. The Bergen Guide will be mailed to new homeowners and placed in locations where new movers and pre-movers can obtain complimentary copies. Benefit by having newcomers become your customers before they’re locked in by your competitors.

CONTACT THOMAS FLANNERY, Publisher 201.571.2252 Thomas.Flannery@WainscotMedia.com

MATSU SUSHI & GRILL Open 24Hours Bar & Bakery n

breakfast lunch dinner n

n

2018

203_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

W ’ C H OICE A

| matsunj.com

AR

StateLineDiner.com

A

WINNER DE

S

RS

D

S

WINNER DE

D

A

2018 RE

201.930.1896

RE

140 Broadway Hillsdale, NJ 07642

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

375 State Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ 201.529.3353 n

n

8/23/18 5:10 PM


{ ON THE TOWN }

LEONIA DANTE’S PLACE 373 Broad Ave. 201.592.9071 dantesplace.com FONTANA DI TREVI 248 Fort Lee Rd. 201.242.9040 fontanaditrevirestaurant. com MIGA RESTAURANT 344 Broad Ave. 201.592.9071

LITTLE FERRY SEGOVIA STEAKHOUSE & SEAFOOD 217 Main St. 201.814.1100 segoviasteakhouse.com

LODI REBAR & KITCHEN 132 Essex St. 201.368.8181 rebarnj.com SERGIO’S MISSIONE 2 N. Mercer St. 973.778.4545 sergiosmissione.com

LYNDHURST ANGELO’S 263 Ridge Rd. 201.939.1922 LEE’S HAWAIIAN ISLANDER 768 Stuyvesant Ave. 201.939.3777

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

FIONA’S RISTORANTE 118 Godwin Ave. 210.857.5800 fionasristorante.com

MAHWAH

MONTVALE

MASON JAR 219 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.529.2302 masonjar.com

BELLISSIMO 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.6669 bellissimonj.com

NAGOYA 1007 MacArthur Blvd. 201.818.9933 nagoyacuisine.com

HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com

THE RIVER PALM TERRACE 209 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.529.1111 riverpalm.com

MOONACHIE BAZZARELLI 117 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4010 bazzarellirestaurant.com

SANGRIA 1033 MacArthur Blvd. 201.962.3310 sangriamahwah.com

BISTRO 107 107 Moonachie Rd. 201.440.3339 bistro107nj.com

STATELINE DINER 375 Rte. 17 201.529.3353 statelinediner.com

LA HAVANA 59 110 Moonachie Ave. 201.964.9515 lahavana59.com

MAYWOOD ANGELO’S 245 Maywood Ave. 201.845.4278

PROVA 94 Moonachie Ave. 201.939.8500 provanow.com

OAK ALE HOUSE 26 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.880.1551 oakalehousenj.com

SEGOVIA 150 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4266 segoviarestaurant.com

MIDLAND PARK

NEW MILFORD

ARTURO’S 41 Central Ave. 201.444.2466 arturos.co

CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 200 Main St. 201.576.0400 casualhabanacafe.com

SANZARI’S 105 Old New Bridge Rd. 201.692.7700 sanzaris.com

WILD WASABI 460 Livingston St. 201.767.1300 gowildwasabi.com

SECTION 201 704 River Rd. 201.262.5600 section201.com

OAKLAND

NORTHVALE

CAFÉ L’AMORE 455 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.5558 cafelamore.com

THE GREEK VILLAGE 254 Livingston St. 201.750.8570 greekvillagenj.com

PORTOBELLO 175 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.8990 portobellonj.com

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

W’S GRILL 20 Elm St. 201.651.0005 wsgrilloakland.com

TASTE OF SPAIN 493 Tappan Rd. 201.767.8904 tasteofspain restaurant.com

HOSHITORI 216 Old Tappan Rd. 201.666.6544

NORWOOD CHOK DEE THAI KITCHEN 561 Livingston St. 201.750.8880 chokdeethaikitchen.com COUSINS PIZZA 450 Livingston St. 201.767.4300 cousinsnorwoodnj.com DIMORA 100 Piermont Rd. 201.750.5000 dimorarestaurant.com RAGAZZI 530 Livingston St. 201.660.7950 ragazzirestaurant lounge.com

The Village Grille in Waldwick

OLD TAPPAN

VICOLO RISTORANTE 216 Old Tappan Rd. 201.497.8777 vicoloristorante.com

ORADELL ESTI’S CAFE 680 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.322.6362 estiscafe.com RED APPLE RESTAURANT 235 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.986.1800 redappleoradell.com OCEAN SUSHI 619 Oradell Ave. 201.986.1113 oceansushioradell.com

PALISADES PARK

THE PARK STEAKHOUSE 151 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.930.1300 theparksteakhouse.com PEPPERCORNS 176 Colony Ave. 201.391.2818 peppercornsparkridge.com YUKI HANA 131 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.391.3230 yukihanaparkridge.net

RAMSEY ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 984 Rte. 17 201.818.2625 acfp.com CAFÉ PANACHE 130 E. Main St. 201.934.0030 cafepanachenj.com GAO THAI KITCHEN 63 W. Main St. 201.962.2691 gaothaikitchen.com GIOVANNA’S CAFÉ 19 E. Main St. 201.825.5835 giovannascafe.com

SO MOON NAN JIP 238 Broad Ave. 201.944.3998

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

CHAKRA 144 Rte. 4 East 201.556.1530 chakrarestaurant.com KIKU 365 Rte. 17 South 201.265.7200 MANTRA 275 Rte. 4 West 201.342.8868 mantranj.com

BERG.0918.WTE.indd 204

GREEK CORNER GRILL 99 Park Ave. 201.476.1400 greekcornergrill.com

THE SHANNON ROSE 1200 Rte. 17 201.962.7602 theshannonrose.com

PARAMUS

204

ESTY STREET 86 Spring Valley Rd. 201.307.1515 estystreet.com

MESON MADRID 343 Bergen Blvd. 201.947.1038 mesonmadrid.com

TO SOK CHON 138 W. Central Blvd. 201.482.0910

BERGENMAG.COM

PARK RIDGE

RIDGEFIELD CAFÉ TIVOLI 533 Shaler Blvd. 201.941.5561 cafetivoli.com TUTTO A MODO MIO 482 Bergen Blvd. 201.313.9690 tuttoamodomio.com

RIDGEFIELD PARK LUIGI’S RESTAURANT 54 Mt. Vernon St. 201.641.9869 luigisridgefieldpark.com

The Village Grille

ST. EVE’S 611 North Maple Ave. 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/21/18 9:06 PM


Show-Score.BergenHealth.3.95x4.95.4C.indd 1

2018-08-17 9:08 PM

WINNER DE

D

RE

A

S

2018 RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

We provide expert instruction. You get amazing results!

Teaching the original Joseph Pilates method. A total body workout for men and women of all ages.

• Build long, lean muscles • Improve your posture • Increase flexibility and strength • Create flat abdominals • Feel energized and challenged

FREE COMPLIMENTARY SESSION FOR NEW CLIENTS!

Call 201-891-5285

STUDIO HOURS BY APPOINTMENT PilatesPlaceNJ.com pilatesplacenj@aol.com 808 High Mountain Rd., Ste. 213, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

205_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 5:12 PM


{ ON THE TOWN }

SPARTA TAVERNA 206 Main St. 201.296.0095 spartataverna.com THAI PALACE 218 E. Main St. 201.441.9119 thaipalaceteaneck.com

RIDGEWOOD A MANO 24 Franklin Ave. 201.493.2000 amanopizza.com BAMBOO HOUSE 28 S. Broad St. 201.447.3111 BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 158 Franklin Ave. 201.612.5688 baumgartscafe.com CAFÉ 37 37 S. Broad St. 201.857.0437 café-37.com FINCA 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.1199 fincanj.com FROM SCRATCH 44 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.857.5188 fromscratch ridgewood.com KAILASH 22 Oak St. 201.251.9693 KUMO 55 Franklin Ave. 201.251.9693 kumo55.com

LA LANTERNA CAFÉ & GRILL 29 W. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.5520 lalanternaof ridgewood.com LE BON CHOIX 11 Godwin Ave. 201.689.0400 lebonchoixcafe.com LISA’S 28 Oak St. 201.251.8686 lisasmediterranean cuisine.net PARK WEST TAVERN 30 Oak St. 201.445.5400 parkwesttavern.com PEARL RESTAURANT 17 S. Broad St. 201.857.5100 pearlridgewood.com RAYMOND’S 101 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5125 ROOTS STEAKHOUSE 17 Chestnut St. 201.444.1922 rootsteakhouse.com

RIVER EDGE

ISTANBLUE 645 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.262.4400 istanblueriveredge.net

VOLARES 7 Station Square 201.935.6606 volaresrestaurant.com

SAYOLA RESTAURANT 50 Prospect Ter. 201.871.2182 sayolarestaurant.com

CAFFÉ ANELLO 425 Broadway 201.786.8137 caffeanello.com

SANDUCCI’S 620 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

SADDLE BROOK

SIMPLY VIETNAMESE 1 Hollywood Ave. 201.568.7770 simplyvietnamese.info

BOP N SUSHI 441 Broadway 201.722.8687 bopnsushi.com

RIVER VALE ARMANDO’S TUSCAN GRILL 688 Westwood Ave. 201.722.5820 armandostuscangrill.com CRECCO’S CAFÉ 649 Westwood Ave. 201.664.7200 creccoscafe.com

ROCHELLE PARK BUCCO’S 60 Essex St. 201.226.1030 buccosristorante.com DD THAI CUISINE 184 W. Passaic St. 201.880.8227 ddthaicuisine.com THE DOG AND CASK 55 Rte. 17 South 201.845.5101 thedogandcask.com

A TASTE OF GREECE 935 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.967.0029 atasteofgreecenj.com

NANNI 53 W. Passaic St. 201.843.1250 nanni.com

FUKI SUSHI 828 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.225.0160 fukisushi4u.com

WOODSTONE PIZZA BAR AND GRILL 352 W. Passaic St. 201.845.7600 woodstonepizza barandgrill.com

GREEN PAPAYA 110 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.678.1888 greenpapayanj.com

Matsuya Steakhouse in Saddle Brook

RUTHERFORD CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com FINCH’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE 801 Rutherford Ave. 201.231.3141 PAISANO’S 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com THE VILLAGE GOURMET 75 Park Ave. 201.438.9404 villagerestaurantgroup.com TRATTORIA GIOTTO 15 Park Ave. 201.528.7142 trattoriagiotto.com BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.WTE.indd 206

MATSUYA 490 Market St. 201.843.5811 matsuyasteakhouse.com

TETERBORO

WOODCLIFF LAKE

QUE PASTA 326 Market St. 201.712.1900 qpitalian.com

SAL’S GOOD EATS 80 Green St. 201.375.4949 salsgoodeats.com

SADDLE BROOK DINER 30 Market St. 201.843.5929 saddlebrookdiner.com

WALDWICK

BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ 42 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.782.9500 bluemoonmexican café.com

ANDREA’S 20 E. Prospect St. 201.670.0275 andreasrestaurant nj.com

CASA DEL SOLE 115 Broadway 201.391.5671 casadelsole.biz

THE GOLDEN PUB 335 Market St. 201.843.9210 thegoldenpub.com

SADDLE RIVER

CIRCOLO 53 Franklin Tpke. 201.882.1818 circolo.info

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

LIMONCELLO 32 Franklin Tpke. 201.652.5573 limoncellonj.com

SOUTH HACKENSACK I GEMELLI RISTORANTE 268 Huyler St. 201.487.4220 igemelliristorante.com

TEANECK AL’S CHARCOAL PIT 540 Cedar Ln. 201.530.7786

MOSHI MOSHI 137 Franklin Tpke. 201.444.1130 sushimoshi.com THE VILLAGE GRILLE 71 Crescent Ave. 201.670.8200 villagegrillewaldwick.com

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

WOOD-RIDGE ANGELONI’S AT THE WOODRIDGE INN 191 Valley Blvd. 201.939.1234 JUSTIN’S 269 Hackensack St. 201.933.4276 justinsristoranteii.com MARTINI GRILL 187 Hackensack St. 201.939.2000

WYCKOFF 3 CHICAS MEXICAN KITCHEN 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.848.4700 3chicas.com

AMARONE 63 Cedar Ln. 201.833.1897 amaroneristorante.net

BACARI GRILL 800 Ridgewood Rd. 201.358.6330 bacarigrill.com

ALDO’S 640 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.2618 aldosofwyckoff.com

ROSE RESTAURANT 1150 Teaneck Rd. 201.569.3600 rosepersian restaurant.com

DOG HOUSE SALOON & GRILL 270 Pascack Rd. 201.722.1820

THE BARN ORIGINAL 359 Sicomac Ave. 201.848.0108 thebarnoriginal.com

LILI’S BISTRO 251 Pascack Rd. 201.664.5454 lilisbistronj.com

THE BRICK HOUSE 179 Godwin Ave. 201.848.1211 thebrickhousewyckoff. com

TENAFLY AXIA TAVERNA 18 Piermont Rd. 201.569.5999 axiataverna.com CAFÉ ANGELIQUE 1 Piermont Rd. 201.541.1010 cafeangeliquenyc.com KINARA 10 Jay St. 201.399.7788 kinaracuisineofindia.com PALMER’S CROSSING 145 Dean Dr. 201.567.4800 palmerscrossing restaurant.com

206

SEPTEMBER 2018

PHO MIU 255 Pascack Rd. 201.497.3915 WING LEE KITCHEN 301 Pascack Rd. 201.358.0702 wingleekitchen.com

WESTWOOD BACI ITALIAN GRILL 36 Jefferson Ave. 201.722.1900 baciwestwood.com

SAKURA 371 Franklin Ave. 201.848.6988 sakurawyckoff.com T.S. MA 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.8878 tsmachinesecuisine.com

*

For our complete list of dining options, visit the “Where to Eat” section at bergenmag.com.

Matsuya Steakhouse

MK VALENCIA 228 Main St. 201.373.0228 mkvalenciarestaurant.com

8/21/18 9:07 PM


A

DE

D

RE

VOTED 2018 BEST IN BERGEN 2 YEARS WINNER IN A ROW!

S

FOR ALL YOUR PET CARE NEEDS

RS

W ’ C H OICE A

AR

lf! n of yourse io rs e v r e tt e be a b Ladies, Have you heard about the insanely fun, calorie-crushing Fitness Classes from FemmeFitness? We have the most empowering, FUN classes focusing on toning the thighs, arms, and belly & geared towards motivating you to take control over your waistline and your life!

CAGE-FREE GROOMING PET LOVERS BOUTIQUE

With 160+ classes per month, you’re sure to find the group fitness class for you.

DOG WALKING • PET SITTING • PUPPY CARE

34 COMMERCE WAY, HACKENSACK, NJ

201.549.5200

SERVICES BROUGHT TO YOUR HOME

MyFemmeFit.com

LIMITED TIME OFFER 1 WEEK ALL ACCESS MEMBERSHIP FOR YOU & 1 FRIEND WITH THIS AD

32A Kinderkamack Road • Oradell, NJ

201-599-9500

10% off First Groom with this Ad

ACTIVATE BY 10/31/18 • 1 PER GUEST • NEW GUESTS ONLY

GRK GRILL Specializing in Whole Fish & Authentic Greek Mediterranean

GRK GRILL

Specializing in Whole Fish & Dine In • Outdoor Seating Authentic Greek Mediterranean Catering • Take Out • Delivery Dine in | Outdoor Seating | Catering | Take Out Online Ordering Delivery•|Private Online Events Ordering | Private Events

GRK GRILL

JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY!

Specializing in Whole Fish & Authentic Greek Mediterranean Dine in | Outdoor Seating | Catering | Take Out Delivery | Online Ordering | Private Events

39 Union Ave.,Cresskill NJ, 07626 201.399.7670 | grkgrillnj.com

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK  BergenMag FOLLOW US ON TWITTER  @BergenMag

START YOUR FREE* SUBSCRIPTION TODAY

& YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR SPECIAL EMAIL PROMOTIONS! *FREE TO RESIDENTS OF BERGEN COUNTY.

SEE OUR PHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM

 @BergenMagNJ

39 Union Ave.,Cresskill NJ, Cresskill, 07626 NJ, 07626 39 Union Ave., 201.399.7670 | grkgrillnj.com 201.399.7670 • grkgrillnj.com

207_BERGEN_AUG18.indd 1

LEARN MORE ABOUT SPECIAL OFFERS, CONTESTS AND NEWS!

SIGN UP AT BERGENMAG.COM

8/27/18 11:59 AM


Photo courtesy of Alex Kaplan Photo; Instagram: @alexkaplan, Facebook: alexkaplanphoto

{ A BERGEN MOMENT }

I saw my son Alec dribbling the ball before his soccer practice in Teaneck. The light looked beautiful as I watched him through the fence, so I took out my camera and snapped a quick shot. To get the perfect photo at twilight, you have to be everywhere and anywhere all the time.” —Alex Kaplan, Alex Kaplan Photo, alexkaplanphoto.com

BERGEN Magazine Volume 18, Issue 8 (ISSN# 2573-8151 and USPS 025-351) is published 11 times a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645. Postmaster: Send address changes to Subscription Department, Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645. Periodicals postage paid at Montvale, N.J., and additional mailing offices.

BERGENMAG.COM

BERG.0918.moment.1.indd 208

208

*

Send us your Bergen Moment! Email your photo and a short description to editor@wainscotmedia.com.

SEPTEMBER 2018

8/15/18 9:18 PM


“HE IS IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN” “YOU’RE SIMPLY THE BEST” “YOU ARE A MASTER AT YOUR PROFESSION” “DR. SPIRO IS TRULY GIFTED”

“I’M VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOU” “THANK YOU FOR CHANGING MY LIFE” “IMPECCABLE! MIND BLOWING! TRIUMPHANT”

“DR. SPIRO IS AN AMAZING SURGEON AND ARTIST” “HE IS THE MOST TALENTED”

ABDOMINOPLASTY BREAST ANOMALIES AND ASYMMETRY CORRECTION BREAST AUGMENTATION BREAST LIFT BREAST RECONSTRUCTION BREAST REDUCTION

EYELID SURGERY FACE AND NECK LIFT FAT GRAFTING GYNECOMASTIA LIPOSUCTION RHINOPLASTY TO TOTAL BODY LIFT

NON-SURGICAL

Scott A. Spiro, M.D., F.A.C.S.

SURGICAL

“YOU ARE TREATED LIKE FAMILY” COOLSCULPTING BOTOX and FILLERS KYBELLA MEDICAL GRADE SKIN CARE (Peels and Products) HYDRA HYDRAFACIAL MD

101 Old Short Hills Road. Ste 510 West Orange, NJ 07052

973-736-5907 drspiro.com @spiroplasticsurgery

C5_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:36 PM


Fast Track Bergen 9 x 10_875.qxp 7/17/18 1:57 PM Page 1

WE’VE MADE GETTING YOUR COLONOSCOPY

A SNAP!

CALL 201-389-0808.

Introducing Fast Track Screening Colonoscopy. No need for a doctor’s appointment. Simply call our Nurse Navigator, who will quickly determine your eligibility and schedule your appointment. It’s that easy!

Get on the fast track to a screening colonoscopy! Call 201-389-0808. ValleyMedicalGroup.com/FastTrack

C6_BERGEN_SEPT18.indd 1

8/23/18 4:38 PM

Profile for Wainscot Media

Bergen: September 2018