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OCTOBER–NOVEMBER 2010

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OCTOBER–NOVEMBER 2010 / $3.95

HEALTH & BEAUTY

2011

• Better breathing • Health tips, A-Z • Fat finders: Which test is best?

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Modern makeover for Tenafly townhouse A classic, updated: Esty Street in Park Ridge A chat with Fox News’ Steve Doocy WHERE TO:

Shop pink! | Try cheesecake cupcakes | Score fresh-picked produce

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Contents

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October-November 2010 Features 35

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Waiting to exhale Slow, mindful respiration can beat stress, lower blood pressure, relieve hot flashes and more.

Great health, from A to Z Want to feel better, live longer and be more wellnesssavvy? Here are 26 tips to get you on your way!

10 Editor’s letter 19 Bergen buzz

• Farm fresh • Hot looks • Exotic escape • Bakery bliss • Win! • Puppy love • Shop pink!

24 Things we love

Natural beauty These luxurious lotions and potions draw

on earth’s bounty to help you look your best.

Your fat—and how to find it Ready to know how much you’re really carrying? Don’t rely on weight alone.

48 At home /

Townhouse triumph A designer makes a retired couple’s new Tenafly home a stylish setting for art and entertaining.

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Departments

Rustic, refined A new, outdoors-inspired Mahwah home becomes a big family’s dream come true.

54 Escapes /

Spas with a plus Why not go somewhere fascinating—an exciting city or a sun-kissed beach—to be pampered and restored?

26 Flash

Captured moments around the county

68 Glorious food

Going with the grain Give your side dishes extra kick with

one of these distinctive rice types.

70 Bergen gourmet

Street smarts An elegant new renovation and a reimagined

menu of eclectic American fare are just two of many good reasons to visit Esty Street in Park Ridge.

72 Where to eat 84 Be there

Your Bergen County dining guide

Local events you won’t want to miss

88 End notes

A chat with ... Steve Doocy The 54-year-old best-selling author and Fox TV host on marriage, family and the news biz cover Image: shutterstock

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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2010

editor in chief RITA GUARNA

senior editor TIMOTHY KELLEY

managing editor JENNIFER RYAN

assistant editor KRISTIN COLELLA

editorial intern DIANE SZULECKI

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FARM FRESH It doesn’t get more locally grown than this! For freshly plucked fruits and veggies this fall, simply head to a handful of Bergen farms that peddle their own produce. Homegrown squashes, pumpkins, beets, lettuce and apples—you’ll find these and more at the 5,000-square-foot country store at DEMAREST FARMS in Hillsdale (201-666-0472, www.demarestfarms.com). And about those apples … you can also enjoy Demarest’s huge autumn bounty of the

From a Swarovski crystal–studded clutch for nights out on the town to a profusion of colorful bracelets, bangles, watches and scarves, Jennifer Riggitano of Paramus has purchased a treasure trove of hip jewelry and accessories from HOT JEWELRY BOX in Ridgewood (201-444-0112). “The shop is trendy and they have a great selection of items available at a variety of prices,” Riggitano says. “I can always find something I like in any of the collections.” And thanks to a recent move to a larger storefront at nearby 201 East Ridgewood Avenue, the shop now peddles even more chic merchandise, says manager Gina Jeon. The new locale still sells a large collection of costume and sterling silver jewelry, evening bags, tiaras and other accessories, but has added a new gemstone section consisting of unique necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches and more designed exclusively for the shop. Pieces range from $30 to more than $700 each. Also new at the shop: genuine Italian leather bags.

fruit in the form of house-pressed cider and homemade apple pies. Situated in an original Dutch barn dating back to the 1800s, the market at ABMA’S FARM in Wyckoff (201-891-0278, www.abmasfarm. com) sells broccoli, squashes (think butternut and acorn), cauliflower, pumpkins and more picked from its 30-acre farm. Also impressive is the selection at DEPIERO’S COUNTRY FARM (201-391-4576, depieros.com), which boasts 263 acres of farmland in Montvale and New Paltz, New York, and a 40,000-square-foot mega-store in Montvale. Here freshly grown fall favorites include eggplant, peppers, green squash, cabbage, broccoli, string beans and numerous apple varieties. To eat good and do good, purchase the organic produce grown on the 14-acre farm at the ABRAM DEMAREE HOMESTEAD in Closter (201784-9618, www.thecountryfarmstand.com)—a Colonial-era estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site’s nonprofit farm stand uses all proceeds to maintain the farm and preserve the estate, and donates excess crops to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

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Bergen buzz Exotic escape “The combo at Mambo”—that’s what husbandand-wife team Louis Nunez and CiCi Chan-Nunez happily call the unusual culture clash at their cozy Rutherford BYOB, Mambo Tea House (201-9331262, www.mamboteahousenj.com). “I was born in Hong Kong and my husband is from the Dominican Republic, so our restaurant reflects our two heritages,” says Chan-Nunez. Indeed, while the cuisine is Latin—featuring such popular dishes from Cuba, Spain, Argentina and the Dominican Republic as empanadas, paella and rabo encendido (braised oxtail stew in a spicy Caribbean Creole sauce)—the eatery also boasts a selection of more than 40 loose-leaf teas, mostly from Asian countries such as China, India and Sri Lanka. All teas are served in teapots that yield two to three cups, and are also available to go in 16-ounce cups. The décor, too, fuses Latin and Asian cultures with touches such as bamboo wood floors, bright-green and fuchsia walls, floral and Cuban cigar wallpapers and wood ceiling fans painted with hibiscus flowers. For an excellent deal, order the three-course prix fixe dinner menu starting at $14.95 per person, offered on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 4 p.m. to close, Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bakery bliss Classic treats with an innovative twist—that’s the idea behind the desserts handmade from scratch at Sweet Indulgences in Dumont (201-384-2253, www.sweetindulgencesnj.com), a new 540-squarefoot bakeshop featuring all original recipes. Chef-owner Gwynn Galvin, who runs the shop with son Bryan Mueller, has years of experience: She’s currently the test kitchen director for Woman’s World magazine, and previously worked for several major food companies developing product prototypes. For proof of her talent, try the whimsical “cheesecake cupcakes,” which feature a cookie bottom and cheesecake batter baked into a cupcake liner ($2.75 each, $30 per dozen). You can order them up in 13 creative varieties, such as the coffee-flavored “Cup o’ Cappuccino” or the “Brownie Delight,” which features a dark chocolate crust and bits of brownies baked into cheesecake batter—all topped with brownie chunks, fudge and white chocolate drizzle. Other unique treats include the “cupcake cakes”—layer cakes baked in various flavors with cupcake halves surrounding the base—and more than 20 types of regular cupcakes, available in such fun flavors as bubble gum and cotton candy. The shop also sells 7-inch and 9-inch cheesecakes and an “Indulgence of the Week”—a special dessert offered in addition to the standard menu, with proceeds going to charity.

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PUPPY LOVE Kylie Pucci, Mahwah, age 9 Cooper, Yorkshire Terrier, age 2 How we met: “We got Cooper from a breeder when he was 10 weeks old and weighed less than 2 pounds. There were a ton of puppies to choose from, but once my parents and I held him we knew we liked him the best.” Top dog: “Even though Cooper is tiny, he likes to bark at the big dogs and thinks he’s the mayor of our neighborhood. And when we play tug-of-war, he usually wins!” Best buds: “Cooper follows me all around when I’m home. He helps me practice soccer by trying to take the ball away from me, and he likes to keep up with me when I ride my bike. I really love him a lot.”

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, put your wallet to good use by purchasing local products and services sold in the area that benefit breast cancer charities. Here are a few of our favorites: Giving never tasted as sweet as it does in the yummy “Pink Ribbon” cupcake at Crumb’s bake shop in Ridgewood (201-447-5800, www.crumbs.com), which features pink vanilla cake topped with either pink or chocolate fondant adorned with ribbon-shaped sprinkles. It’s available October 1 through 15 for $3.75; 20 percent of proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Coalition. Also a must-try: The cream cheese icing–topped pink cupcake ($2.75) and 7-inch “pink velvet” cake ($19.95) at nearby cupcakes by carousel in Ridgewood (201-389-3090, www.cupcakesbycarousel.com); $1 from the sale of each benefits the OctoberWoman Foundation in Park Ridge. If you’re a candy lover, indulge in the Strawberry Crème milk chocolate “pink bar” by ritter sport ($1.99 to $2.99; www.ritter-sport. com), introduced to the United States this October by Paramus-based importer Euro-American Brands LLC and sold in such stores as ShopRite, A&P, Kings and Target. All proceeds go to the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. For a bit of luxury, treat yourself to a treatment at Elizabeth Roche MedSpa (201-505-1020, www.elizabethrochemedspa.com) in Woodcliff Lake, where a portion of proceeds earned during the month of October will benefit the OctoberWoman Foundation. Or enjoy a day of shopping at bloomingdale’s at The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack (201-457-2000, www. bloomingdales.com), which will donate a percentage of sales of the Big Pink Umbrella, the Little Pink gift card and other products to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Wholesome American cuisine, with a sprinkling of italian and greek specialty dishes, is the name of the game at Fairmount Eats. innovative salads, wraps, seafood and homemade soups are all readily available for the health conscious. in addition, customers rave about the freshness of the ingredients, friendly European atmosphere, generous portions and great service at reasonable prices. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers online ordering as well as free delivery with no minimum order.

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Having arrived in Bergen County one year ago, gregory T’s has incorporated itself as a family-friendly establishment with a wide range of culinary fare from burgers to entrees with gourmet overtones and wide range of price options as well. All of their dishes are made to order from fresh ingredients to ensure the utmost in quality. Whether it’s one of their signature salads, mouth-watering pan seared scallops or their grilled French trimmed pork chop in a port wine glaze, gregory T’s is ready to please with their wide selection of specials, steaks, seafood, pasta and simple fare.

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Funky and fun, the Martini grill will not disappoint. Their innovative italian-Continental food is made from local ingredients bought and prepared onsite daily. Some of the most popular dishes include a Chilean sea bass baked with horseradish crumb crust over wilted spinach and lemon jus; a lamb shank braised with vegetable brunoise and a creamy white-bean provencal; and pan-seared medallions of filet mignon topped with jumbo shrimp, roasted peppers and mozzarella in a light garlic jus. Even their latest martini, Day at the Spa, with cucumber vodka, pureed cucumber, mint and yogurt sounds deliciously healthy. Voted best chef (Aret Cakir) and best martini for 2009 and 2010 by Bergen Health & life readers.

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Lincoln Harbor Weehawken

Lying adjacent to the entrance of the Lincoln Tunnel, anchored on 60 acres of prime Hudson Waterfront property with dramatic skyline views, is over 60,000 square feet of retail service shops and top-ofthe-line restaurants. Fine dining can be found at the Chart House, renowned for its seafood dishes with a hint of the exotic such as Snapper Hemingway. Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s sizzling steaks are amazing, but there are also outstanding salads, soups, chicken and seafood specials every day. (If you can’t make up your mind, try the Petit Filet and jumbo shrimp). The recently opened Masina Trattoria Italiana serves home-style Italian specialties such as Grilled Octopus, Cauliflower Carbonara, Osso Bucco and Scarpariello; and Houlihan’s, a casual dining establishment, sets themselves apart with their “scratch cooking.” Absolutely nothing on the menu is microwaved or preassembled.

A fine dining staple in the Bergen County restaurant scene since 1992, new ownership recently renovated interior resembling a “swank private club” makes this a truly luxurious dining experience. The

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“Eclectic American” menu features classic dishes with an inventive twist and sometimes an international flair. Chef Weiss dazzles guests with his “plated works of art,” including a daily selection of “Nourishing Traditions” that are lighter—yet satisfying—entrees using an abundance of fresh seasonal ingredients without the unnecessary fats.  Recently, diners voted Esty Street onto the Open Table Diner’s Choice list for their exceptional food and wine, and the restaurant was honored by Wine Spectator with an Award of Excellence for their outstanding wine list!

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True to their motto of “Where good Food Meets good people,” gotham City Diner carries a wide range of traditional favorites such as deli and specialty sandwiches, paninis, burgers, wraps, chicken and seafood dishes as well as a most unusual salad bar. Customers order their favorite salad greens from five types and then other vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, nuts (and other “crunches”), fruit, cheese and a delicious dressing from an extensive list of over 65 ingredients—the final custom-made salad is delivered to the table. The restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and home delivery is now available for those who just don’t have the time to get out for one of their great meals.

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Brother-owners Ricardo and Armando Cerdeira blend over 40 years combined experience at some of the finest Manhattan restaurants with their Portuguese heritage to one of the finest steakhouses in the area. This lively bistro, known for the best French fries in Rockland County, carries much more than beef. Meals such seafood paella filled with shrimp, clams and a fluffy saffron rice or pan-roasted duck breast are all homemade with the freshest ingredients. The prix fixe $10 lunch (Mon-Sat) and $15 dinner (Mon-Thurs) menus are popular choices as well.

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A night out at The Melting Pot is more than just a meal–it’s a relaxing dining experience where one can slow down and truly enjoy the company of friends and family. Simply, fondue is fun and different. Meals can be ordered ala carte or as part of a four-course “Big Night Out” that includes not just the main entrée but a cheese fondue, a fresh salad and a choice of a prize-winning decadent chocolate fondue dessert. There is also an excellent wine list and martini menu. The Melting Pot caters to guests with food allergies and food sensitivities and now features a Gluten-Free menu. They are accredited to the American Vegetarian Association and offer several tasty vegetarian options. The cheese fondues are made using vegetable rennets. The Melting Pot will please guests with special diets or who abide by stricter dietary rules while offering a delicious dining experience.

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Slow, mindful respiration can

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Did you know that in a 24-hour day you take in and release air some 20,000 times? Breathing is something we do without even being aware of it. But practitioners of the Eastern arts of yoga and tai chi have long insisted that a few moments of conscious, deliberate breathing daily can be a health boon—and Western science is starting to agree. “Breath can definitely be used as a tool to enhance health,” says Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by wellness guru Andrew Weil, M.D. “We now know that by slowing and deepening our breathing we can promote relaxation and affect our physiology in numerous beneficial ways,” she says. continued

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As the doctor explains, most people habitually inhale with only the tops of their lungs, never utilizing the diaphragm. This does not allow enough fresh oxygen to enter cells and circulate through the body. Shallow respiration also means that carbon dioxide isn’t properly expelled, lowering resistance to disease. We fare better if for at least a few minutes each day we take in oxygen slowly, methodically and belly-deep— evidence suggests doing so can improve health in several ways: • Beating stress and anxiety. “If you’re feeling stressed,

taking a few deep breaths makes you breathe slower and helps your muscles relax,” says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Conscious abdominal breathing also slows heart rates and stops adrenal glands from producing the stress hormone known as cortisol. This may be helpful to future health in ways that aren’t yet fully proved. Says Dr. Maizes: “Some experts even suggest a link between chronic stress and Alzheimer’s disease.” Breath work is also used to calm victims of posttraumatic stress disorder and people in the grip of phobias. In a 2008 study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, 37 people with longstanding panic disorders were given a biofeedback device to slow and regulate their breathing. For more than two-thirds of them, panic attacks ceased. • Lowering blood pressure. RESPeRATE, an FDAapproved portable electronic device, uses chest sensors to analyze a patient’s specific breathing pattern and then create a personalized “melody” that gradually helps them slow that pattern down from the 14 to 19 breaths per minute

most of us normally take into a “therapeutic zone” of less than 10 breaths per minute. It’s been proven that breathing in sync with that slow tune can significantly lower high blood pressure for a time—without drugs. • Improving digestion. Heartburn or upset stomach?

Deep breathing may help here too, says Dr. Maizes, because the body can only digest food properly when the nervous system is at rest. “If you can activate a relaxation response through deep breathing,” the doctor contends, “you’ll alleviate the shooting aches of indigestion.” • Treating debilitating lung conditions. People with

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, asthma and emphysema can’t take breathing for granted as the rest of us do. For them, diaphragmatic breathing is important to improve oxygen saturation. Because of the respiratory limits imposed by COPD, deep breathing isn’t intuitive, but when patients are trained to do it, says Dr. Maizes, they can strengthen their breathing muscles and feel better. • Easing menopausal hot flashes. In recent studies, says the doctor, expansive diaphragmatic breathing “has been shown to help shorten hot flashes and reduce their intensity.” Accordingly, the U.S. National Institute on Aging now recommends trying relaxation breathing “if you feel a hot flash coming on or if you need to relax before falling asleep.” “Until recently our culture hasn’t put much emphasis on teaching proper breathing techniques, which can help in many wonderful ways,” says Dr. Maizes. “Fortunately, that’s changing.” n

‘Belly-deep’ breathing: a how-to “I use a practice called the 4-7-8 breath, which I learned years ago from Dr. Andrew Weil,” says Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Here’s how it’s done: • Start by resting your tongue on the roof of your mouth, near the ridge behind your upper front teeth. Exhale fully. • Inhale through your nose to the count of four. Hold your breath to the count of seven. • Exhale with your mouth slightly open, tongue held in the same position, to the count of eight. Your breath should make a whooshing sound. “Do this four times in a row, twice each day, and I guarantee it will pro-

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The bellows breath: Need an afternoon pick-meup? This stimulating technique is a great substitute

for a second cup of coffee, says Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Sit upright with your mouth closed. Begin breathing in and out of your nose as quickly as possible. You should hear a panting sound. Do this for 10 to 30 seconds at a time—but never exceed one minute, or you may hyperventilate.

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The runner’s breath: “What moves you when running is your ability to deliver oxygen to your muscle

cells,” says Stephen Rice, M.D., a sports medicine specialist based in Neptune. “If the blood is not oxygenated you have to do more work, and you waste a lot of fuel.” To keep airways from constricting, breathe through the nose instead of the mouth. Oxygen should also come from the diaphragm rather than the chest, so always take deep belly inhalations in which you can feel the abdomen expand.

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The yogic breath: “Yoga teaches many styles of breathing, but there is one simple method I find

especially useful for obtaining a deep sense of wellbeing,” says yoga guru Georgia Balligian, an instructor at Bikram Yoga NYC. “Sit with your legs crossed, hands relaxed at your sides. Inhale slowly through your nose, filling lungs to the maximum. Then exhale slowly, also through your nose. The point of this exercise is to connect your mind with your breath, so try to let go of any worries, thoughts or plans. You’ll feel great—and because oxygen is good for the skin, doing this regularly will help your complexion look great too!”

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Want to feel better, live longer and be more wellnesssavvy? Here are 26 tips to get you on your way!

“A is for apple” begins many kids’ books, while a popular saying credits daily use of this A-fruit with “keeping the doctor away.” But what if all 26 letters climbed aboard the bandwagon of good health? That question inspired Bergen Health & Life to do a bit of research into the latest health findings. The result: the good-health alphabet you’ll find on the next few pages.

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that can damage cells. Consider, for instance, the antioxidant curcumin, which helps give the spice turmeric (used in many Indian dishes) its yellow color. Recent research suggests that curcumin has anti-cancer properties and may help prevent fibroids, painful joints and other ills. (Score one for Indian Ayurvedic medicine, which has used turmeric for 4,000 years.) Other antioxidant-rich foods include beans, berries, apples and artichoke hearts. continued

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ad breath: Don’t let halitosis—bad breath— sour your eating, talking and kissing! We all know that onions, garlic, tobacco and bad oral hygiene can cause the problem. But if you already avoid these and still suffer, you should know that medications, infections, gastrointestinal disturbances and even diets can also be the culprit, the American Dental Association reports. If you have halitosis and have had no luck in ditching it yourself, your dentist can help you explore possible causes and find a solution.

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iabetes: This condition—which hikes the risk of life-threatening cardiovascular illness—usually begins with insulin resistance, a disorder that prevents the body from fully utilizing the hormone insulin. But progression to diabetes is not inevitable. Weight loss and regular physical activity can help delay, prevent or even reverse diabetes, possibly returning blood glucose levels to normal. In one diabetes prevention program, lifestyle changes such as these reduced the risk of diabetes by 58 percent over three years.

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Not a track star or a gym rat? Don’t worry—even regular walking can have a positive effect on health. In one study of previously sedentary adults, a 12-week program of walking 10,000 steps daily significantly improved post-exercise heart rate and total cholesterol. It also had a positive effect on fitness and flexibility.

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ructose: Is highfructose corn syrup really worse than other sugars? “So far, research has yielded conflicting results,” says the Mayo Clinic. The problem, many experts say, is that this product is everywhere: The ultra-low cost and ubiquity of high-fructose corn syrup may encourage overconsumption and contribute to obesity. So watch for it on ingredient lists and go easy!

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Think acid reflux and heartburn and you’ve got the gist of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Most adults have experienced it, but if it becomes excessive or distressing, it’s time to seek help. Left unchecked, chronic GERD can alter the lining of the esophagus and increase cancer risk. Lifestyle changes are the simplest preventive: Keep your weight down, don’t smoke, be sparing with alcohol and spicy foods, and keep clothes and belts comfortably loose.

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When a heart stops suddenly, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can often start it again. A recent study found that chest compression alone is as effective as compression plus mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in reviving patients with suspected cardiac arrest.

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playground were onto something. This activity is excellent exercise—good for bone density, aerobic capacity and coordination, it

can pack a wallop of health benefits into a few minutes. Jumping rope nonstop for 10 minutes at 120 revolutions per minute, says the Jump Rope Institute, provides the same benefits as playing two sets of singles tennis or jogging for 30 minutes. (Neophytes may wish to begin slowly and build up.) continued

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A knee is a terrible thing to waste. If you perform an activity (running, for example) that puts wear and tear on knees, protect them with crosstraining—switch off to biking or swimming some days, suggests Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chairman of orthopedic surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. It’s also important to choose proper footwear and keep your weight under control, as even a few extra pounds can put dangerous stress on these joints over time, the doctor adds.

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Drugs can cause trouble here, and we don’t mean just street drugs. A recent study found that acetaminophen (Tylenol) elevated liver enzymes after only 10 days’ use at the maximum dosage (4 grams/day) in nondrinkers. Participants had no symptoms of liver damage, but the elevated enzymes indicated that their livers had been affected.

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Want to get the most out of your workouts? Load up your iPod! Many of us already know that upbeat tunes make exercise time seem to go faster. But research also indicates that they help improve your performance. One study from the University of Cumbria found that participants who listened to “fast” or “moderately fast” music showed significantly higher intensity in their workouts than those who listened to “slow” tunes or no music at all. Aim for songs of at least 120 beats per minute, such as “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen or “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers, both 150 bpm.

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but it bears repeating: If you’re still a smoker, kicking the habit is the best single thing you can do to avert cancer, emphysema and heart disease and add length and quality to your life. Then there’s the money: Smoking a pack a day burns up at least $2,000 yearly—that’s a nice vacation. Need help? Try NJ.quitnet.com, a site visited regularly by some 60,000 smokers and ex-smokers, who share tips and support.

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heart rate, lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to major muscles, reduce chronic pain, improve concentration and reduce anger. Among the best relaxation techniques is visualization: Picture yourself on a serene beach, imagining the sound of the waves, the scent of sea-salt, the warmth of the sun. (No sunscreen needed!)

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Until recently, ultraviolet-B light was considered the major skin-cancer culprit, but we now know that UV-A is also problematic. Both UV-A and UV-B rays can cause serious skin damage, but SPF labels on sunscreens refer only to UV-B, says Linda Susan Marcus, M.D., director of dermatology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Happily, some sunscreens do protect against UV-A: Look for products that contain such ingredients as ecamsule, titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, Dr. Marcus recommends. Be sure to apply liberally—and often.

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Ever look at the scale and reason, “Maybe I’m just big boned?” The truth is, weight by itself is an imperfect measure of what shape you’re in. To truly gauge your health risks, you need to know your body fat. “Fat is your predictor of mortality, and it needs to be measured directly,” says Eric Braverman, M.D., author of Younger (Thinner) You Diet. “The average person loses 15 years by being obese.” That’s a pretty hefty figure, especially considering America’s rising obesity rate: From 2007 to 2009, that rate jumped from 25.6 percent to 26.7 percent. But with so many methods that purport to help you figure out how much fat is on your frame, how can you separate the bull from the bona-fide? Here’s the skinny on several techniques: Body Mass Index (BMI) What it is: A simple formula (weight in kilograms divided by

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height in meters squared, or kg/m2) evaluates your weight relative to your height. In general, the higher your BMI, the more body fat you’re likely to have. To find out yours, head to www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi. Is it accurate? Well, not exactly, since it doesn’t factor in a person’s muscle mass. Take lean, well-trained athletes, for example: Their weight may force their BMI up into the overweight or obese range, even though they carry very little fat. But the flip side, says Dr. Braverman, is even more disconcerting: “Most Americans are more out-of-shape than their BMI suggests. It may fall into the normal range despite extra flab.” What should you shoot for? Normal BMIs range from 18.5 to 24.9 for both men and women; overweight ranges from 25 to 29.9; and a BMI above 30 indicates obesity.

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Waist circumference What it is: A standard-issue tape measure is used to mea-

sure your waist size—the higher the number, the bigger your belly. Why it matters: Excess abdominal fat is proven to put folks at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and more. Is it accurate? Yes—provided you don’t cheat. So no sucking in your stomach or pulling the tape too tightly. Simply measure around your bare belly, right above the navel, keeping the tape parallel to the floor. What should you shoot for? More than 40 inches puts men at higher-than-average risk for developing obesityrelated illness; for nonpregnant women, the threshold is 35. Skin-fold measurements What they are: Calipers are used to measure the thick-

ness of skin folds on three to seven areas of the body, such as upper arm, belly and thigh. The measurements are then plugged into a formula to calculate body-fat percentage. (Find detailed instructions plus the fat-percentage calculator at www.brianmac.co.uk/fatyuhasz.htm.) Are they accurate? Sure … if you’re pinching the right spots at the right time and in the proper way, if you’re not very overweight and if you record the measurements within five seconds. It helps to be a contortionist. In short, skin-fold measurement requires precision that can be difficult to achieve by oneself. What should you shoot for? See the chart for ideal body-fat percentages. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) What it is: To measure your body-fat percentage, a device

assesses the flow of a harmless electrical current through your body. (Some bathroom scales will do this analysis for you.) Electricity meets more resistance from fat than from muscle, so the faster the current travels, the leaner you are. Is it accurate? More or less. Factors such as hydration, skin temperature, time of day, your most recent meal and recent

physical activity can affect the reading. So if you just drank water, hit the gym or ate a Big Mac, don’t count on it. But used weekly, at the same time of day, it can be a useful guide. (Note: This method is off-limits for people with pacemakers.) What should you shoot for? See the chart for ideal body-fat percentages. Hydrostatic Weighing (or Hydrodensitometry) What it is: Underwater weighing! You enter a tank and a

technician calculates your body density by measuring the amount of water you displace. He or she inserts the info into a formula to derive your body-fat percentage. Is it accurate? Yes, but the tanks can be hard to find and expensive to use. Check out local universities and high-tech gyms. What should you shoot for? See the chart for ideal body-fat percentages. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) What it is: A whole-body scan using low-dose X-rays that

shows the body’s fat (along with bone and muscle) and where it’s deposited. (It’s the same machine used to test bone density.) Is it accurate? Very. In fact, it’s now considered the gold standard in body composition analysis. “Ask your doctor to prescribe it,” says Dr. Braverman, who recommends having “your body fat measured at least as often as your cholesterol.” What should you shoot for? See the chart for ideal body-fat percentages. n

What’s this about neck measurements? You may have heard about a recent study finding that neck girth may be a good supplement to BMI, especially for children. Why the neck rather than the waist? Experts say figuring out exactly where the waist is may not be as obvious as it seems. The jury’s still out on this one, so if you’re going to rely on a tape measure, stick to your waist for now.

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Construction was just under way when designer Meryl Stern was called upon to work some magic. The homeowners, a retired married couple, were downsizing from an expansive manse in Alpine to a luxury townhouse development in Tenafly. Their new 3,500-square-foot home would be about half the size of the old residence, but they wanted it no less chic. “The homeowners are collectors of modern art who love color and aren’t afraid of taking risks,” says Stern, owner of Meryl Stern Interiors in Haworth. “Our goal was to create a beautiful backdrop for their art. But because they have a large family and enjoy entertaining, the house also had to be conducive to hosting parties and dinners.” Another challenge: finding room for key furniture from the couple’s old home as well as several new custom pieces. Luckily, Stern’s early involvement in the project allowed her the freedom to make structural changes to the home, which features three floors and an elevator. “I was able to move walls, switch around rooms and make other adjustments so that the home could function as we wanted it to,” she explains. Take, for instance, the stunning custom bar area—in a location originally intended for the dining room. “Because the kitchen is right next to this area, the spot just made sense for a bar,” she says. The bar area showcases art from the homeowners’ collection. It also becomes a work of art in its own right, with a striking Mondrian-style wall constructed with pieces of mirror and backlit custom sandblasted glass. “The couple really went out on a limb by allowing me to create this because they weren’t exactly sure what it was going to look like,” says Stern. “But they trusted my judgment.” That Mondrian design is mimicked on the walnut-on-maple bar counter, featuring a multicolored onyx top, while walnut cabinets provide color contrast. And there’s a surprise: a “hidden” television on the wall that functions as a mirror when turned off. Other special features include an icemaker, a wine refrigerator and pull-out cutting boards. In the kitchen, the objective was “to create a little bit of excitement” while working with the choices offered by the townhouse development, says Stern. For the cabinetry, Stern opted for contrasting tones: While some cabinets are painted a soft green, others feature simple stained maple. An off-white glazed ceramic tile backsplash lends a touch of neutrality, while a natural stained maple island with a granite top provides ample space for prepping for lively soirées. continued

Originally intended as a dining room, the stunning bar area (above and right) makes a dramatic statement with its Mondrian-style wall. The spot is located just off the kitchen (far right), which features a granite-topped island and both soft green and maple cabinets.

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Aiming for peaceful luxury, the owners opted for a monochromatic master bedroom (above) full of rich creams and golds. In the sleek dressing area (far right), wall-to-wall maple cabinetry allows for ample storage. Also chic and simple is a downstairs powder room (below right).

The couple can relax with guests in the Art Decoinspired living room, studded with many of their beloved sculptures. The room’s focal point—a green marble fireplace with a walnut beveled-edge surround—envelops a flatscreen television, which guests can enjoy from comfy seats taken from the Alpine home. On the left wall, a custom credenza featuring hand-laid porcupine needles and a black granite top offers both style and practicality. “Because the homeowners were moving from such a big house, the credenza provides storage for china and serving ware they couldn’t fit elsewhere,” says Stern. “It’s also a display table for a marble jaguar from their collection.” The couple chose to keep their master bedroom monochromatic, with rich creams and golds. “The idea was to make the space very serene, peaceful and luxurious,” Stern says. 50

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How do you go large with a home but still make it feel cozy? That was the challenge that faced a Mahwah couple with four children, now 9 to 17, when they decided to move from a street they deemed too busy for safe outdoor play. “My husband would lose sleep worrying about the kids,” says the wife, a nurse. The family wanted five upstairs bedrooms, and you don’t find that every day. So they decided to indulge a long-deferred dream: building a custom abode from the ground up. “My husband has always wanted to do this,” the wife explains. “He’s an engineer who owns a commercial plumbing business and knows construction.” After scouting out properties on the same side of town in Mahwah, the couple settled on a peaceful spot on a cul-de-sac. They tore down the existing home on the propo c t o b e r - n o v E M BER 2 0 1 0

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changed the direction of the wood to define each space.” In the great room, featuring 18-foot–high ceilings, natural materials add authenticity. Case in point: A large fireplace was made with the same stone and brick used on the exterior of the home. Heavy, durable fabrics were also chosen for their comfort and ability to withstand spills and stains— they include chenille couches from Safavieh and custom dralon acrylic window treatments from Schumacher. A large custom entertainment center along the right wall, which conceals a TV, and a wooden game table provide extra ingredients for lively family gatherings. “We all enjoy hanging out in this room together and sitting by the fire,” says the wife. Comfort was also key in the sitting room, the first space visible when one walks through the entry foyer. Here the striking fireplace features a pine surround and a colorful array of glazed ceramic tiles from Artistic Tile—one of the

first items Fiori and the wife selected, and one that establishes the home’s color palette. Meanwhile, an iron-andwood chandelier and sconces from Niermann Weeks and a cotton-and-linen settee from Safavieh help complete the space. To fulfill the family’s love of entertaining and continue the home’s rustic theme, there’s a chic bar area just off the great room, with a pine wall and a pine granite-topped counter. Cherry wood chairs upholstered in leather with a tin back from Safavieh offer comfortable spots to grab a drink and socialize with friends. Besides those five upstairs bedrooms, the home also features a fully finished basement complete with a billiards room, a hockey room and a gym area. “We absolutely love our house,” says the wife. “The process took two years from start to finish, but it was well worth it.” n B E R G E N H E A LT H & L I F E

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out Brannon’s Café on site, or venture to local favorite Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine (210-222-0561, www.aldacos.net), where you can unwind with the famous avocado margarita, plus top-rate enchiladas, tacos and more.

 THE PLUS The Westin La Cantera is 15 miles from the heart of San Antonio, where the River Walk (www.thesanantonioriverwalk. com) offers a 2-mile stretch of shops, eateries and galleries that hug both banks of the San Antonio River. Explore downtown on foot or take a leisurely boat ride—for romance, try the noted sunset cruise. (Tours are $8.25 for adults, $6 for seniors 60 and over, $2 for children 5 and under; www.riosanantonio.com.) No trip to San Antonio is complete without a visit to the Alamo (www.thealamo.org). Today the famed mission and battle site isn’t out in the open the way it looks in the movies—the bustling city has risen around it. Relive the days when martyrs for Texas independence bought precious time for General Sam Houston’s army. Admission is free, and visitors can see historical relics inside the museum and stroll through the site’s glorious gardens.

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SET IN A LUSH 7,600 SQUARE FEET ADORNED WITH live plants and softly glowing candlelight, Castle Rock at La Cantera—named one of the nation’s top 100 spa resorts in Condé Nast Traveler—is home to four massage rooms, two facial rooms, a salon space and more. Of course, the moment your eyes close at this luxurious resort (210-558-6500, www.westin lacantera.com), your body won’t care where it is. In the “journey to renewal,” a 3½-hour sampling of the indulgent pleasures ($270), you’ll experience a massage and facial, a manicure or pedicure, and an “eye zone wrap” treatment, which promises to reduce fine lines and puffiness. In the “hot stone touch-up” ($30 for 20 minutes), heated basalt stones are applied to hands and feet for what La Cantera calls “a quick, yet soothing escape.” A 25-minute soothing massage of the scalp, face and décolleté, with your choice of blue oil or flower water, is $60. Or opt for a romantic 50-minute couple’s massage right in your room ($105 to $110 per person). When it’s dinnertime, Francesca’s at Sunset offers distinguished evening meals with a Southwestern flavor, prepared in many cases with local ingredients in a “farm-to-table” arrangement with Seguin, Texas–based Uncertain Farms. (Try Francesca’s “signature” Caesar salad and the mouthwatering corn crepe-lobster enchilada.) If it’s a casual meal you crave, check OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2010

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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FOR SOUTH-OF-THE-BORDER PAMPERING, YOU can’t beat the spa at Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort (866-634-0047 for the spa, 866-230-7221 for reservations; www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com), which was named “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” in Mexico and Central America by Condé Nast Johansens. At more than 76,000 square feet, the sanctuary boasts 40 treatment suites decorated with native artwork. You’ll find couples’ suites with hydromassage tubs, a clay room, an ice room and an “experience pool” with water falls, a bubbling water geyser and a pebble walkway for happy feet. One of the spa’s private treatment areas boasts a double Jacuzzi, and a beauty salon provides complete hair, nail and body care to put the finishing touches on the suitably refreshed you. Massages, body treatments, wraps and facials are offered here, and treatment options include packages with Indian and Mediterranean flavors. But why not go local with “Journey Through Native Mexico”? It includes a “sacred obsidian stone massage,” an “avocado wrap,” an “Xocol-Ha wrap and coffee scrub” and four other features. Hungry for more than self-renewal? Grand Velas features eight eateries in varying styles and shades of el-

egance, including Frida, named in honor of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and featuring grilled flank fillet with roasted cactus leaves and Chipotle chili pepper stuffed with cheese. ■

THE PLUS Just 40 miles from Cancun International Airport, Grand Velas is beautifully situated, with a lush jungle on one side and uncrowded silky-white–sand beaches on the other. Explore the area a bit, and you’ll end up with some cherished Mexican memories—swimming in natural underground pools (called cenotes), strolling among the shops on La Quinta Avenida in the town of Playa del Carmen (just five minutes away) or visiting the theme park Xcaret (www.xcaret.com), which features a coral reef aquarium and a chance to snorkel, scuba-dive or swim with dolphins. A bit to the south, you can visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum or check out Sian Ka’an (www.cesiak.org), a biosphere preserve that offers a model for sustainable development in sensitive tropical ecosystems, with an ecotourism and education center to explain it all.

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Out of Pain as Quickly as Possible Dr. Alfred Gigante, a Chiropractic Physician for 31 years, has specialized in the treatment of low-back pain and low-back related

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leg pain (sciatica), since 1995. “It’s so satisfying seeing patients with serious low-back problems that once took weeks to resolve getting better, in many cases, after their very first visit,” states Dr. Gigante. Dr. Gigante’s passion for low-back treatment was the catalyst that led him to expand his solo practice and establish and develop The Back Pain Center in 1995. The Center was the first multi-professional facility in the area to be staffed with chiropractors, physical therapists and medical doctors, all specializing in the treatment of low-back pain conditions. “Our recent purchase of the MLS Laser System, coupled with spinal decompression and the Repetitive Extension System, has given new hope to patients who thought surgery was the only option,” says Dr. Gigante. When asked what the primary goal of The Back Pain Center is, Dr. Gigante replies, “Our goal is pretty simple – to get our patients

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Purple sticky rice What it is: The sweetly flavored Thai export has earned a reputation for being a dessert rice, but also pairs well with seafood or pork. It takes on an eye-catching deep indigo color when cooked. Calories: 170 (¼ cup) Fiber: 0 grams

Saffron rice What it is: Regular basmati rice is mixed with the coveted spice to produce a tasty complement to many ethnic meals—particularly Indian and Middle Eastern fare. Calories: 150 (¼ cup) Fiber: less than 1 gram

Bamboo rice What it is: Short-grain white rice meets an infusion of bamboo juice, resulting in an enticing light-green tinge. Bamboo rice is ideal as a colorful side dish or for use in sushi and other stickyrice dishes. Calories: 160 (¼ cup) Fiber: 10 grams

Bhutanese red rice What it is: This exotic Himalayan crop offers a soft, nutty taste, plus a good dose of potassium and magnesium. Pair it with lighter dishes such as poultry, fish or vegetables. Calories: 150 (¼ cup) Fiber: 2 grams

Venere black rice What it is: Chinese in origin but grown in Italy, this striking ebony-hued whole grain makes an excellent companion to seafood or meat. It’s high in fiber and slightly chewy in texture. Calories: 190 (¼ cup) Fiber: 7 grams

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layered between greens, tomato and crisp slices of applewood-smoked bacon. The trick is to get the layers in your mouth all at once, rather than allowing them to deconstruct on the plate. Master this—making sure you get a dab of the tomato remoulade on your fork—and you’ll love how the crisp and the crunch of it stack up. As it happens, crisp turns out to be the winning texture in Weiss’s lobster Caesar salad too. Credit goes to the Balthazar croutons, which upstage the seafood. That’s not to say the salad isn’t good—it is. But at $22, it should be the lobster you remember. If you want some greens, better to try a side of braised collard greens. They came with the Cajun jumbo grilled shrimp ’n grits, and they shone in all their SINCE OPENING ITS DOORS IN 1992, ESTY sweet-pungent deliciousness. The dish itself is a little Street has been a go-to place for fine dining. And of this, a little of that—all of which is good. Four meaty while it was always on the short list for return visits, if shrimp stand guard around a polenta cake with the collards you haven’t been in a while, it’s time to go back. The resas its crown and corn and scallions as its throne. Chipotle taurant’s recent reinvention—clubby, library-inspired gives everything a slight but satisfying smokiness. interior with real (good!) books on the shelves; lounge-like Beautifully grilled branzino (it’s boned, so no worlighting; an eclectic American menu reimagined by longries) perches upon super-smooth baba ghatime chef Adam Weiss; a wine list expanded Esty Street noush and tender whole-wheat couscous, from all-American to international—has both of which make earthy Mediterranean resulted in a flavor-and-mood makeover to 86 Spring Valley Road, Park Ridge, 201-307-1515; counterpoints to the rich-tasting Mediterbe savored. www.estystreet.com ranean fish. You’ll notice the menu has been Hours: Desserts are also first-rate. For fans elegantly edited to feature influences from Lunch: Monday through Friday, of coconut, the “cocotufo” is a must-try. Asian to Southwestern, Italian to Greek. And 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Your waiter pours chocolate sauce over Weiss does a stellar job of staying loyal to a Dinner: Monday through Thursday, 5:30–10 p.m.; Friday and a big scoop of coconut ice cream; within dish’s origins while adding his own accent. Saturday, 5:30–11 p.m.; Sunseconds it hardens into a shell, creating He swaps chunks of tender filet mignon for day, 5–9 p.m. an original twist on Italian tartufo. Grilled pork or vegetables in his wonton appetizer, Sunday brunch: noon–4 p.m. brown-sugar pound cake turns out to resemenvelops them in the paper-thin wrappers, What you should know: ble two thin slices of French toast without then steams them in a delicate dashi broth • Entrées average $31 the eggy coating. It doesn’t quite have the made complex with the addition of wild • Full bar • “Nourishing Traditions,” dense, buttery flavor or texture of classic mushrooms. The outcome is a heady blend specially prepared healthful pound cake, and grilling leaves it on the of East meets West, with the filet holding fast dishes featuring seasonal ingredients, served daily dry side, but with the cinnamon ice cream to its robust flavor. • Reservations recommended and blueberry sauce it makes a lovely end A soft-shell crab becomes a compo• Handicapped accessible note to a wonderful meal. ■ nent in a breadless BLT: Panko-crusted, it’s • Major credit cards accepted

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where TO EAT If you’ve got a craving, there’s a dining establishment in Bergen County (or nearby) that will satisfy it. Turn to this listing next time you want a wonderful meal out.

Airmont, N.Y. Citrus Grille Contemporary American cuisine. · 430 E. Saddle River Rd., Airmont, N.Y. · 845-352-5533

allendale Restaurant L Eclectic cuisine. · 9 N. Franklin Tpk., Allendale · 201-785-1112 Savini Italian cuisine. · 168 W. Crescent Ave., Allendale · 201-760-3700

carlstadt Il Villaggio Italian dining. · 651 Rt. 17 North, Carlstadt · 201-935-7733

Roberto’s II Gourmet Italian. · 936 River Rd., Edgewater · 201-224-2524 su healthy cuisine Vegetarian fare with Asian influences. · 725 River Rd., Edgewater · 201-840-7988

elmwood park Trovato’s Italian restaurant Italian cuisine with fresh pasta. · 206 Rt. 46 East, Elmwood Park · 201-797-7552

englewood Baumgart’s Cafe American and Chinese dishes in a retro ‘50s setting. · 45 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood · 201-569-6267

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Blue Moon Mexican Cafe Traditional Mexican dishes. · 21 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood · 201-541-0600 Englewood Diner Salads, Italian specials, steaks. · 54-56 Engle St., Englewood · 201569-8855

hanami Chinese/Japanese cuisine. · 41 Union Ave., Cresskill · 201-567-8508

IT’s Greek to Me Casual Greek taverna. · 36 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood · 201-568-0440

Umeya Japanese cuisine. · 156 Piermont Rd., Cresskill · 201-816-0511

Nisi estiatorio Fine Mediterranean cuisine. · 90 Grand Ave., Englewood · 201-567-4700

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smoke chophouse Steaks, seafood and cigars. · 36 Engle St., Englewood · 201-541-8530

Park and Orchard Restaurant International dishes. · 240 Hackensack St., East Rutherford · 201-939-9292 Sorrento’s Southern Italian dishes. · 132 Park Ave., East Rutherford · 201-507-0093

edgewater The Crab House Affordable riverside dining with Manhattan views. · 541 River Rd., Edgewater · 201-840-9311

IT’s Greek to Me Casual Greek taverna. · 1611 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee · 201-947-2050 Maharani Express Indian cuisine. · 2151 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee · 201-585-8226

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Griffin’s Bar & Eatery American fare. · 44 E. Madison Ave., Cresskill · 201-541-7575

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rocca Classic Italian and innovative seasonal fare . · 203 Rock Rd., Glen Rock · 201-670-4945

Harvest bistro & bar French/new American fare. · 252 Schraalenburgh Rd., Closter · 201-750-9966

Il Mulino Northern Italian cuisine featuring sea bass. · 132 Veterans Plz., Dumont · 201-384-7767

Don Quijote Spanish cuisine. · 344 Bergen Blvd., Fairview · 201-943-3133

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Chef’s Table French eatery. · 754 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes · 201-891-6644

Jade Village Japanese and Chinese cuisine. · 606 South Pascack Rd., Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. · 845-735-1188

Paulie’s American/Mediterranean casual dining. · 171 Schraalenburgh Rd., Closter · 201-767-1242

The river palm Terrace Classic steak house. · 41-11 Rt. 4 West, Fair Lawn · 201703-3500

englewood cliffs Assembly Steak House & Seafood Grill Classic American steak house. · 495 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs · 201-568-2616 Cafe Italiano Fine family dining. · 14 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs · 201-461-5041 Grissini Trattoria Elegant Italian. · 484 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs · 201-568-3535

fair lawn Davia Continental/Italian. · 6-09 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn · 201-797-6767

Kinara Northern Indian cuisine. · 880 River Rd., Edgewater · 201-313-0555 La Vecchia Napoli Traditional southern Italian cuisine. · 2 Hilliard Ave., Edgewater · 201941-6799

Gotham city diner American favorites. · 39-10 Broadway, Fair Lawn · 201-398-9700

La Vecchia Napoli Traditional southern Italian cuisine. · 2 Hilliard Ave., Edgewater · 201-941-6799

Picnic, the restaurant Creative, upscale eatery. · 14-25 Plaza Rd., Fair Lawn · 201-796-2700

The River Palm Terrace Classic steak house. · 1416 River Rd., Edgewater · 201-224-2013

Rivara’s American cuisine. · 6-18 Maple Ave., Fair Lawn · 201-797-4878

Oceanos Greek cuisine, seafood. · 2-27 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn · 201-796-0546

bangkok Garden Traditional Thai cuisine. · 261 Main St., Hackensack · 201-487-2620 The Crow’s Nest Contemporary American fare. · 309 Vincent Ave., Rt. 17 South, Hackensack · 201-342-5445 Harley’s Irish Pub Continental American/ Irish fare. · 366 River St., Hackensack · 201342-4747 Maggiano’s Little Italy Fine Italian fare. · 70 Riverside Sq., Hackensack · 201-221-2030 The Restaurant American eclectic fare. · 160 Prospect Ave., Hackensack · 201-678-1100 Rudy’s Restaurant Continental cuisine. · 107 Anderson St., Hackensack · 201-489-4831 the sea shack Restaurant Friendly, casual seafood eatery. · 293 Polifly Rd., Hackensack · 201-489-7232 the Stony Hill Inn Continental fare. · 231 Polifly Rd., Hackensack · 201-342-4085

harrington park Dino’s Restaurant Contemporary Italian cuisine. · 12 Tappan Rd., Harrington Park · 201-767-4245

hasbrouck heights ivy inn Continental cuisine in a romantic setting. · 268 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights · 201-393-7699

haworth andiamo Eclectic Italian fare. · 23 Hardenburgh Ave., Haworth · 201-384-1551

Hawthorne Sabor Latin Bistro Latin fare. · 1060 Goffle Rd., Hawthorne · 973-238-0800 continued

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Cafe Capri Casual Italian eatery. · 343 Broadway, Hillsdale · 201-664-6422 the Cornerstone American fare, full bar. · 84 Broadway, Hillsdale · 201-666-8688

ho-ho-kus the ho-ho-kus inn Italian continental fare. · 1 W. Franklin Tpk., Ho-Ho-Kus · 201-445-4115

little ferry Minado Japanese seafood buffet. · 1 Valley Rd., Little Ferry · 201-931-1522 traCey’s nine Mile house Continental cuisine. · 4 Bergen Tpk., Little Ferry · 201-440-1100

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Mahwah bar and Grill Classic American pub. · 2 Island Rd., Mahwah · 201-529-8056 new york steakhouse & pub Casual steak house. · 180 Rt. 17 S., Mahwah · 201-529-1806 the river palM terraCe Classic steak house. · 209 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah · 201-529-1111

Montvale the porter house American steak house. · 125 Kinderkamack Rd., Montvale · 201-307-6300

MoonaChie seGovia Spanish cuisine featuring steaks and seafood. · 150 Moonachie Rd., Moonachie · 201-641-4266

north berGen sabor latin bistro Elegant Latin cuisine. · 8809 River Rd., North Bergen · 201-943-6366

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brady’s fox hunt inn Irish/American classics. · 201 Livingston St., Northvale · 201-784-8047 Madeleine’s petit paris Light French cuisine. · 416 Tappan Rd., Northvale · 201-767-0063

norwood the porter house Grill Casual American eatery. · 595 Broadway, Norwood · 201-784-6900

nyaCk, n.y. lanterna Inviting Tuscan kitchen. · 3 South Broadway, Nyack, N.Y. · 845-353-8361 two spear street New American cuisine. 2 Spear St., Nyack, N.Y. · 845-353-7733

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paramus Biagio’s Italian/American cuisine. · 299 Paramus Rd., Paramus · 201-652-0201 BoNEFisH griLL Polished, casual dining specializing in fresh fish. · 601 From Rd., Paramus · 201-261-2355 CHakra Continental fare with Asian influences. · 144 Rt. 4 E., Paramus · 201-556-1530 JoE’s amEriCaN Bar & griLL Steaks, salads, pizza, more. · 298 Garden State Plaza, Paramus · 201-843-8858 kuma Japanese, Chinese dishes. · 440 Forest Ave., Paramus · 201-262-0400 maNtra Elegant Indian cuisine. · 275 Rt. 4 W., Paramus · 201-342-8868

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tHE park stEakHousE Dry-aged steaks. · 151 Kinderkamack Rd., Park Ridge · 201-930-1300 VaLENtiNo’s Continental Italian. · 103 Spring Valley Rd., Park Ridge · 201-391-2230

ramsEy apoLo’s rEstauraNt Fine continental and Mediterranean cuisine. · 61 E. Main St., Ramsey · 201-825-1111 CaFE paNaCHE Fine eclectic eatery. · 130 E. Main St., Ramsey · 201-934-0030 grEEk City Greek eatery. · 1300 Rt 17 N., Ramsey · 201-760-2500 Varka Estiatorio Greek cuisine, featuring seafood. · 30 N. Spruce St., Ramsey · 201-995-9333

ridgEFiELd gotHam City diNEr American favorites. · 550 Bergen Blvd., Ridgefield ·201-943-5664

ridgEwood BazziNi at 28 oak strEEt Innovative American fare. · 28 Oak St., Ridgewood · 201-689-7313 daiLy trEat rEstauraNt Friendly, casual eatery. · 177 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood · 201-652-9113

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What can’t you live without? “Air, water and cable TV.” Is it OK to get all one’s news from the Fox News Channel? “Many people do, and it is the No. 1-rated news channel

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