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Contents sept 2015




Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Bergen County.

Which credit card is for you? We decipher the fine print and deliver the goods (and betters and bests).



jEwELRy BOx The locket you wear around your neck could be the key to an elegant look.


TASTES While you’re packing lunches for the kids, why not make one of these nutritious portable meals for you too?


POwER FOOd Packed with nutrients and full of new culinary possibilities, the good old cauliflower is ready for its shining hour.





GATHERINGS Photos from recent events in and around Bergen County.


ESCAPES Do as the Romans did: Visit beautiful Capri, the world’s first resort, where “la dolce vita” was invented.


HEALTH NEwS Ten insights you’ve been struggling along without, from brushing after breakfast (don’t!) to plastic surgery for the posterior.


wINE + SPIRITS Perfect for autumn, the shandy is a sweet and spicy beer cocktail with British roots.

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Ginger STORES Ginger N’ Cream

editor’s note

honoring the Best in Bergen i t ’s b e c o m e a s u m m e r

tradition like lemonade, outdoor concerts and going “down the shore.” each year, we reveal the winners of our annual best in bergen readers’ choice awards—the fnest bakeries, barbers, bbQ joints, breakfast spots, butcher shops and dozens of other local merchants and services. this year, your votes totaled 5,001—a record-breaking number for this long-standing countywide competition. thank you so much for taking the time to participate! as you read the results, starting on page 61, you’ll notice that there’s a new twist this year. We added seven “editors’ Picks”—places we love that we hope you’ll try. Like Jerry’s Homemade for italian takeout, shake shack for “gourmet” fast food and Pinot’s Palette for a bYo girls’ night out. We also hope you’ll join us in celebrating the winners at our annual bergenFest show and expo at the rockleigh on thursday, september 24. (the festivities start at 5 p.m. for people purchasing ViP tickets; general admission opens at 6 p.m.) Winners will display their wares, and happily many of these are edible! Last year, more than 2,000 readers turned out for the festivities, and we had a blast, enjoying margaritas and massages, burgers and brow shaping, casino games and a car gallery, ftness demos and a fashion show, dancers and DJ music (the WPLJ Party Patrol is coming back this year) and so much more. You can purchase your tickets now at meanwhile, enjoy this issue of Bergen Health & Life. in addition to the best in bergen results we bring you a chat with renowned artist Peter max (page 38), casually elegant end-of-summer fashions (page 76), info about upgrading the contents of your youngster’s lunch box (page 33), advice on choosing the best credit card (page 128) and an armchair tour of gorgeous capri (page 138). i hope to see you at bergenFest. be sure to introduce yourself!


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ed itor in ch i ef art director Stephen M. Vitarbo editorial

Managing editor Carol bialkowSki senior editor tiMothy kelle y editorial assistant JaCklyn kouefati

contributing editor MiChael ardiz zone art

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director of digital Media nigel edelShain produCtion

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Paging Bergen’s cutest Bundle!

Parents, you know your baby is the most adorable one in the county. Why not let the rest of us in on the secret? enter Bergen Health & Life’s Cutest Baby Contest by submitting your best photo of your wee one (under age 3) either online (at least 300 dpi, please) or by mail. Only custodial parents may submit entries. all babies must reside in Bergen County; deadline is September 15. We’ll announce the winner and finalists in our november issue!

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Spruce it up!


Pick a single pup? This month, given the wealth of cuddly canine talent in Bergen, we just couldn’t do it. Meet the four creatures who stole our hearts. Dog: Chaz, 6½ years old, Red Heeler Australian Cattle Dog Owner: Meredith Fischetto of Oakland

Lovable Chaz was rescued by the RamapoBergen Animal Refuge Inc. in Oakland the day he was scheduled to be put down by a kill shelter. “RBARI saved Chaz, which gave me the chance to save him,” says Meredith. “I knew from our very frst ‘meet and greet’ that he was meant to be my boy.” Chaz lives with Meredith and her family at Winter Haven Equestrian Center, where his favorite activities include jumping over the horse jumps, playing tug-of-war with socks, tearing up cardboard boxes and snuggling with both the two-legged and four-legged members of his family.

If you’ve always wanted to work with an interior designer but thought it would break your budget, it’s time to Spruce It Up! This designer consultation program allows you to get expert advice from an interior designer for an affordable price, and your fee is donated to a worthy cause, Habitat for Humanity. The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will pair you with a designer who can offer guidance and direction on how to rethink and remake the look of your home or business. The fee for the one- or two-hour consultation is $150 per hour, which goes directly to the Habitat for Humanity location of your choice. (There are 24 in New Jersey.) Through Spruce It Up!, the ASID chapter raised almost $13,000 for Habitat for Humanity last year. Contact ASID by October 15 and request a Spruce It Up! consultation; call 732.787.5981 or email

Dogs: Lulu (left), 5 years old, and Charlie, 2 years old, both Havanese Owners: Paul and Marilyn Agner of Tenafy

After the couple became empty nesters about 10 years ago, Marilyn convinced her reluctant husband to get a small dog…and they ended up with two! “If I were to win the lottery tomorrow, I would get two more,” says Marilyn. “This is an absolutely wonderful breed.” Even though Lulu and Charlie are half siblings, the pups couldn’t be more different. While Lulu loves lounging, Ridgewood recently welcomed two new restaurants with owners you may recognize. “Charlie is like the little boy sitting behind you in n fINca—THe eSTaTe of Small PlaTeS: Marcelo Czernizer, who owns Cravings frst grade—he chases Lulu, pulls her tail, licks her Tapas Bistro on Wilsey Square, wanted to create a menu that featured not only Spanish ears and really enjoys annoying her,” she says. “It’s cuisine, but Asian and American favors as well. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesgood; his antics help keep Lulu young.” day through Sunday and now for lunch on Friday and Saturday. 20 e. ridgewood Ave.,

New food, famIlIar NameS

Dog: Jasper, 13 years old, Shih Tzu Owner: Janet Capone of Rutherford

“The best-looking senior citizen in New Jersey” is how Janet sums up gentle Jasper, who came from a breeder in Kentucky. “I knew he was meant for me when I learned that we shared the same birthday.” The friendly pup enjoys playing with other animals, “but most of all loves hanging out with his ‘mom.’”

ridgewood, 201.444.1199; n PIcNIc oN THe SqUare: “It’s in my blood, I guess,” says Christine Nunn, executive

chef of this new eatery, when asked why she went back into the food business after her Picnic Caterers and Picnic the Restaurant closed. Customers who clamored for her lobster rolls are glad she did. Picnic on the Square has been open since November but only recently began to serve lunch as well as dinner. 26 Wilsey sq., ridgewood, 201.444.4001; Finca—the estate of small plates

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Think your furry friend is worthy of our pages? Send us a picture of you and your pooch and we may publish it! Email


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BERgEN brewsT

After spending two years stationed in germany with the U.S. Army, where he came to appreciate many different styles of beer, Hasbrouck Heights native Pete Reuther decided his home state could use an infusion of quality suds. So he and a high school buddy, Joe delcalzo, bought a home brewing kit and soon began spending most of their free time making beer. This past may, the friends turned their hobby into a career, opening brix City brewing in Little Ferry. (It’s the only production brewery in Bergen County, even though its name is a tip of the hat to Newark’s storied beer heritage.) Brews Willis American IPA, gloria Belgian Blonde Ale and Porter Authority Porter are just a few of the full-favored beers the young guys brew. You can try them at area haunts like dog & Cask in Rochelle Park, The Twisted Elm in Elmwood Park, The Offce Beer Bar & grill in Ridgewood and The Heights Bar & grill in Hasbrouck Heights. (go to for a complete list.) Or head over to Little Ferry for a tasting at Brix City; they’re typically held Thursday through Sunday. Snag a seat at the 30-foot-long bar or at one of the picnic tables. And be sure to “BYOF”—bring your own food. brix City brewing, 4 Alsan Way, Little Ferry, 201.440.0865;

Get your art on

From the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, the tiny town of Leonia was a noted art colony— home to more than 90 professional photographers, writers, actors and painters. Later, luminaries Sammy davis Jr., Alan Alda and Pat Boone put down roots here. And today the town of 9,000 residents boasts a theater company, a chamber music society and a sculpture garden—one of only two in Bergen County. The erika and David boyd sculpture Garden showcases a rotating display of outdoor public art on loan from national and international artists. One popular current installation is the seven-foottall “Crayons” by acclaimed artist Richard Pitts, who delivered and installed the sculpture himself. Barbara mitrani, president of the nonproft volunteer organization Sculpture for Leonia, explains that another favorite in recent years has been Adrian Landon’s steel sculptures of galloping horses. Whenever Landon’s pieces left the rotation, the community missed them, she says. So Sculpture for Leonia asked the artist to create a special sculpture that the town could keep on display year round. Four generous residents donated $19,000 to make it possible. On September 19, those donors will be honored and the sculpture “grand Cheval de Leonia” will be unveiled. It will be installed on the lawn of the United methodist Church across from the sculpture garden. Once the “Crayons” are gone next spring, the horse will permanently occupy the spot where they are now.


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on the road

Scottsdale, Ariz., was the destination for Carol Bialkowski and Rick Boesch of Ridgewood and their children, Zack, 10, and Julia, 8. Here the kids pose in Old Town Scottsdale with a recent issue of Bergen Health & Life. “We had a great time exploring downtown, which is flled with shops, restaurants and art galleries,” says Bialkowski. “But the highlight of the trip was horseback riding in Tonto National Forest. The desert landscape, dotted with so many different types of cacti, was breathtaking. The diamondback rattlesnake that was just a few feet away from us—not so much.” The next time you hit the road, take the latest issue of Bergen Health & Life with you. At your destination, take a photo of yourself and your traveling companions holding the magazine in front of an iconic site. Send it to us and we may publish it! Email

Blues at tHe bArn mark your calendar for Sunday, September 27—when The detours, a blues band from Nutley, stage a free concert at the historic Wortendyke Barn in Park Ridge. Showtime is 1 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and picnic fare and enjoy the music—and the setting. The barn, believed to have been built around 1770, is an outstanding example of New World dutch barn architecture.


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Your kids are back in school. so are a half-dozen nastY little creatures just waiting to make them cough, sniffle and sneeze.

auTumn’S reTurn meanS School-age chIldren are back To readIn’, writin’, ’rithmetic and—rhinovirus? yes! They may not be on the curriculum, but the germs that spread the common cold, infuenza and other maladies do attend regularly where kids congregate. Technically, these “bugs” are viruses. They can cause a cold, a case of fu—or even a more serious illness that lands a child in the hospital. and while you don’t need to put them under a microscope for scientifc study, you do need to teach your kids to steer clear of them: to wash their hands regularly, not to use the same cups or utensils as other children, and to be mindful of the surfaces—counters, doorknobs, etc.—that many little hands touch. “aside from immunizations and fu vaccines, hand washing is the best protection,” says Julia a. piwoz, m.d., chief of the Section of pediatric Infectious diseases at Joseph m. Sanzari children’s hospital at hackensackumc. “If you’ve got a nail biter, try to break him or her of that habit. and caution children about putting their fngers in their mouths, ears and noses—those are exactly the places where a virus can enter.” dr. piwoz offers a way to put the lesson for younger kids: “It’s nice to share, but not germs.”

The bugS

influenza a


Can Cause: The flu

Can Cause: common cold There are 99 known rhinoviruses and they’re a threat year-round—including when kids reconvene each autumn and unwittingly share “What I caught on my Summer Vacation.”


influenza B

Can Cause: coldS and croup all four types of parainfuenza viruses can cause upper or lower respiratory infections, sometimes just a runny nose but other times croup, bronchiolitis, bronchitis and pneumonia.

respiratory synCytial virus (rsv) Can Cause: coldS and oTher reSpIraTory InfecTIonS

at its peak, november through January, rSV is a major cause of respiratory illness in children. It’s usually a bad cold, but in kids with diseases that affect the lungs, heart or immune system, rSV can lead to more serious illnesses.

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each year, several strains circulate: a is the most common. Its peak activity is usually from december through february. children under 5 and those with underlying health conditions are at the greatest risk for serious complications, but even previously healthy children can become very ill. Immunization is the best protection.

Can Cause: coldS and flu flu b activity tends to peak in early spring each year. It produces the same symptoms as fu a, but generally does not cause nearly as many cases. again, immunization is the recommended safeguard.

human metapneumovirus (hmpv)

Can Cause: upper and loWer reSpIraTory TracT InfecTIonS, IncludIng coldS, pneumonIa or bronchITIS Identifed in 2001, this bug has likely been causing respiratory illnesses for at least 50 years worldwide. most people have mild symptoms, while some may develop wheezing, trouble breathing, hoarseness, cough, pneumonia and an asthma fare-up. It can be more serious in children with weak immune systems.

besides the viruses described on this page, bacteria-caused streptococcus and staphylococcus infections also threaten to make children sick. “most kids are going to get strep about once a school year,” says Julia a. piwoz, m.d., chief of the Section of pediatric Infectious diseases at Joseph m. Sanzari children’s hospital at hackensackumc. bacterial infections can become serious if untreated, but in many cases antibiotics can get kids back to school in 24 hours if there are no complications.

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Pack healthy! 5 back-to-school tips for nutritious lunches your kids will actually eat.

Nobody says it’s easy. GettiNG your child to “eat healthy” can be a challenge even at your dinner table. Packing a lunch to be consumed in the relative freedom of the school cafeteria—where it’s tempting to toss away unwanted items or trade them for a cupcake—can seem a herculean task. but a few good ideas may help:

fer sivitz, M.d., a pediatric endocrinologist at Joseph M. sanzari children’s hospital at hackensackuMc, who is medical director of the hospital’s healthy futures Program for children ages 8 to 18. “Get them more engaged in the preparation—they like it when it’s their idea,” she counsels. “take them to the store to help pick what they might enjoy. or say, ‘let’s look for recipes we can make.’”



Make it fuN. “Pack a lunch that makes your child smile,” says suzanne Peiffer, r.d., a registered dietitian at the Valley hospital in ridgewood. “be creative. cut a sandwich or raw carrots into interesting shapes, for example, or put a surprise or a note in the lunch box.” such touches may make the lunches more apt to be eaten—and will also make them less humdrum for you to prepare.


aiM for balaNce. try to include a variety of foods and make sure all the main food groups are represented, says Peiffer. also, encourage children to try foods that are new to them. but be realistic here: youngsters who spurn kale at dinnertime are a sure bet to deep-six it at school. Warns Peiffer: “a child may need to be exposed to something six or eight times before he or she will begin to like it. Phase in new foods gradually.”

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keeP a list of sMart choices. carrot sticks and celery stalks can get boring fast. so here are some other ideas for keeping things lively and varied: low-fat or Greek yogurt, hummus, a hard-boiled egg, nuts, popcorn cakes and trail mix (sans peanuts, depending on your school’s regulations). Many pre-packaged lunches now have a dip for vegetables. another dip idea: almond butter. “kids love to dip,” says dr. sivitz. how about homemade roll-ups? Wrap a slice of deli turkey around string cheese. to expand your list, ask other parents for ideas, and share yours with them.


Model healthy eatiNG. More than they may realize, your children will end up being infuenced by what they see you doing. so it’s not just a matter of what you pack—and what you preach. “be mindful of the message you’re sending with your own choices,” says dr. sivitz. if your children routinely see you making prudent food selections for yourself, they’ll be more likely to carry these good habits out into the wider world.


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PETEr MAx: the man behind the icon

Ever since the 1960s, when he and his work appeared on the cover of Life magazine, Peter Max has dazzled the public with his distinctinvely colorful and whimsical art. He has painted six U.S. presidents, music idols, a World’s Fair mural and a super jet. His appeal, art historian Malcolm Genet has noted, “spans all national demographics and has done so for several generations.” Here, the artist talks to Bergen Health & Life about his craft, his recipe for a balanced life and what he can’t live without. By Rita GuaRna When did you know that art was to be your life’s work? For me it was never work. It was born of a playfulness. My father was a good artist, and he always made it playful for me. My mother had a fair for fashion. There was a playfulness in her too as she dressed in such beautiful colors. We’d moved to Shanghai when I was a year old. And by the time I was three, my parents noticed I liked to draw so they hired the daughter of a local artist. Her name was Umba. She didn’t speak English, and I didn’t speak a word of Chinese, but she sat with me constantly. She’d cut things out of paper and would have colored pencils and paints and brushes, and she got me to use those tools, and I loved it. We’d draw this and that. And within a month or two, we had words in common, and I started drawing nonstop. The nice thing was that she was a good artist. Have you ever seen her again? Is she still living? I don’t know where in the world she is. I was in China recently, and two months before I got there I hired a very big public relations frm. I gave them her name and a couple of old pictures of us. When I arrived, those pictures were in newspapers all over China. But we never found her. I was there for two weeks, always


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hoping that one day she would come by, and I would hug her and kiss her. Where in the world is she? Maybe your story will bring her back. Any other early training? When I was maybe 11, we moved from China to Israel. It was there that my parents were told by different teachers that I was talented and that they should get me a private art teacher. So they did. He was an artist, maybe 20 or 22 years old, and he had a fair for color combinations. He was an amazing color expressionist painter

who was teaching little kids. From him, I learned how to mix paints; I learned how to use the brush; I learned how to color with colored pencils on colored paper. But the best part was that he taught me how to combine colors: like this red with that red looks nice against yellow, or this blue and this green look good against gray. Having spent your early years in other countries, do you feel fully at home in the U.S.? I’m more American now than anybody I’ve ever met in the United States. I fell in love with Americans long before coming here. The frst time I met Americans was when soldiers were visiting Shanghai. These G.I. Joes were all over the streets, and they were the most playful people I’d met. One day I was walking with a friend from school, and people were joyfully yelling in the streets. There were rickshaws all over, and this American soldier had taken off his shoes and was running the rickshaw while the rickshaw guy was sitting in the thing smoking a cigar. It was so genuine, so cool, so groovy. It was amazing. And in that moment, I just fell in love with these people, these Americans. Were there other infuences? My friend’s father owned two small movie theaters in Shanghai, and they started playing


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could be a minute long, it could be 20 minutes long. When those moments come, and the resulting creations that come from my mind, my hand, I’m in heaven. I adore every little thing that I’ve ever created. Because I created it, I know it and I love it. Have you ever wanted to go back and alter any of your pieces? No. I’m surrounded by the pieces I’ve done, and these are worlds I’ve created. They existed in my brain, and until I put them on paper, they didn’t exist anywhere else, so it’s an unbelievable feeling. When a woman gives birth to a child it’s creativity in its highest form, and that’s what these paintings are for me. What’s your recipe for a balanced life? Yoga. It’s a way of keeping your mind and your heart all in one place. That and believing that there is a higher power. Tell us something that few people know about you. I’m intuitive, and I love people. I’m a complete vegan, my wife has become vegan too. If you study my art you’ll see it’s sort of like a yoga philosophy—but dressed in Western clothes. What made you fall in love with your wife Mary? Her sweet spirit. I was with a friend, and as we were going to a café, we saw two girls across the street run into each other. They started talking, and I looked at the girl on the right and said to my friend, “You see this girl? I’m going to marry her.” And I did. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given, and from whom did you receive it? My father always told me to make everything I did like a game rather than a chore, so I

would enjoy it rather than be stressed. Instead of being told, “Here’s a pencil and some paint, let me see you make an important painting,” I was allowed to be playful. One day I wanted to paint on the wall, and he said to my mother, “Let him do it.” So I painted it, and after about two weeks, I painted on every wall. What do you have on your nightstand? A remote control; I like fipping through the channels, and I always have my phone next to me. I love talking on the telephone. Do you still collect cookie jars? No. Andy Warhol and I used to be buddies, and we’d go to little antiques stores. At one of those places, the guy had lots of cookie jars, and we each bought four. For about two months, we’d meet up and go out for cookie jars. They’re all over my studio now. I read that you have said that if you weren’t an artist, you’d be an astronomer. Why? The planets and the stars are so unique. You can spot a tiny star in the sky at night, and that star could be 10 times the size of our sun. It just fascinates me. The world is made up of trillions and trillions and trillions of gifts from God. Every little ant, every little grasshopper, every little pigeon are all gifts. But the stars are the most mysterious of them all. Your work is so whimsical, playful, vibrant. Are you ever unhappy, or angry, or depressed? Hardly ever. I live in complete fascination of how wonderful this universe is. If there’s anger out there, I stay away from it. What can you not live without? I cannot live without music; I am a music fanatic. I cannot live without color. I can’t live without my wife. And I can’t live without my new friend—you. How do you want to be remembered? However people remember me. I don’t want to alter anyone’s perception.


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From starter to Luxury Estates. Servicing Buyers & Sellers

ALPINE, NJ Spectacular custom French Colonial, overlooking the Alpine golf course is located on one of Alpine’s most desirable streets. This 6 bedroom, 7.5 bath home has a slate roof, stucco & stone exterior, 10’ ceilings, custom moldings throughout, 5 freplaces, custom library overlook-ing the golf course, fabulous kitchen with French doors to pool with golf course views. State of the art home theater, billiard room with bar and sauna. This unique home offers approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of luxury living space.

CRESSKILL, NJ Fabulous custom Tuscan style home offers 25,000 sq. ft. of luxury living space. Fenced 1.83 acres park-like fully landscaped property offers an indoor basketball court, pool & hot tub. Enjoy a spectacular multi-island kitchen with open living area to beautiful outdoor lounge with freplace, BBQ and extra large walk-in pantry. Large bar area in great room with indoor/outdoor usage. 6 bed-rooms, all with their own bathroom including full guest suite (den, br & bath). Fully fnished basement with gym, wine tasting room, 13 seat movie theatre, two full baths and 3 stairwells. Multiple garages with radiant heat.

ENGLEWOOD, NJ Located in most desirable section, this magnifcent French chateau is situated on 3 acres of meticulously maintained grounds. A paver herringbone driveway leads you to this sprawling mansion; fanked by a carriage house on one side and a large swimming pool on the other. A tile roof accentuates this spectacular 3-story, 20 room residence, and features approximately 12,000 square feet of living space. The separate carriage house boasts 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, bath, and living room with freplace. The private park-like grounds feature an English garden and outdoor entertainment area. Truly unique and spectacular property. E X C L U S I V E A F F L I AT E O F ®


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Accredited long-term care facility located on the campus of Bergen Regional Medical Center BERGEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER’S long term care division is not your average nursing home. Te facility, which provides all levels of long term care including specialty care services, eliminates the stereotypical eldercare seting and instead ofers a fresh perspective for older adults. On a typical day, residents might be found working with horticultural therapists in the onsite greenhouse, some may be playing Wii while working on their hand-eye coordination, others may be dancing or atending an outdoor concert or playing with a four-legged friend from the pet therapy program. Since the residence is linked to a comprehensive Medical Center, access to specialized on-site physicians, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year plus an emergency department and physical rehabilitation is always just an elevator ride away. Call Bergen Regional Medical Center for more information about a tour to see why we are one of the few long-term care facilities accredited by the Joint Commission.



Hackensack’s world class health care facility

CAREONE AT WELLINGTON, an exceptional healthcare facility in Hackensack, is one of the most welcoming and home-like care centers in New Jersey. Its frst-rate accommodations and compassionate, highly skilled care is unmatched in sub-acute rehabilitation, specialized clinical care or long-term care. CareOne at Wellington is afliated with the Hackensack University Medical Center Geriatric Fellowship Program and is located just moments away from the hospital. CareOne at Wellington’s sub-acute rehabilitation care includes physical, occupational and speech therapy available seven days a week. Home evaluations and home simulation training educate patient and family for best recovery outcomes. CareOne’s posthospital specialty programs ofer care for strokes, wounds, diabetes, oncological issues, orthopedic surgery and amputation, respiratory, post-trauma and general surgery needs. IV therapy and feeding tubes are available for all programs. In addition, specialized orthopedic suites are available. Long-term, sub-acute, Alzheimer’s and Hospice care includes 24-hour-a-day on-site physician services, an on-site full time nurse practitioner, lab testing, licensed nutritionists and social services. In addition, patients enjoy restaurant style dining including the Breakfast Café serving pancakes and omelets prepared with top order fresh ingredients available.

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VILLA MARIE CLAIRE, located on a 26-acre estate in Saddle River, New Jersey, is the region’s only free-standing residential hospice facility. Te Villa’s family-focused philosophy, welcoming overnight accommodations for loved ones and interfaith/intercultural educated healthcare team all speak to a profound belief that quality can be achieved at every stage of life, whatever the patient’s medical diagnosis or physical and cognitive abilities. Pain and symptom management ensure comfort and dignity. Te healthcare team, led by specialized physicians and advanced practice nurses, honors every individual’s faith and religious needs. All patient rooms are single-occupancy, with private bath, fat-screen television, internet connection and telephone, and country views of the estate grounds. Villa Marie Claire ofers kosher food for Jewish patients and is accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice. Villa Marie Claire is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and is a certifed Medicare and Medicaid provider.


Peace of mind at end of life

VILLA MARIE CLAIRE 12 West Saddle River Rd., Saddle River, NJ 07458


Te finest continuum of senior care celebrates 100 years

OVER THE LAST ONE HUNDRED YEARS, the Jewish Home Family has evolved from our humble beginnings into a community providing the very best care, service and guidance for seniors and their families at home or at one of our facilities. Te Jewish Home Family’s continuum of care includes assisted living, long-term care, memory care, short term rehabilitation, aging-in-place services and so much more. Te Jewish Home Family’s numerous facilities and services are open to all seniors regardless of race, religion or national origin. Te Jewish Home at Rockleigh—Te Russ Berrie Home for Jewish Living, is a skilled nursing facility. Te Jewish Home Assisted Living—Kaplen Family Senior Residence, is an elegantly appointed assisted living facility. Te Jewish Home at Home program and the Gallen Adult Day Health Care Center are designed to help seniors age safely at home. Te Jewish Home Family celebrates a long and solid history and looks forward to the next one hundred years of growth. Please visit our website to learn more about our services and centennial events.

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Assisted living with frst class elegance at an afordable price MILL GARDENS at Midland Park is situated in a sunny and bright location. Our apartment sizes are more spacious than most and include large windows in each. Tey also feature private kitchenetes, individual climate controls for personal comfort, and private bathrooms with walk-in showers and secure shower seating. Tere are several tastefully decorated common areas where residents can gather for a friendly card game, to chat with new friends, or enjoy nutritious meals served restaurant-style such as in our main dining room. Residents can also receive transportation, laundry service, housekeeping, medical services, healthy meals, and other daily needs. Mill Gardens maintains an active calendar including feld trips to shopping and events, on-site social programs, exercise classes, and other activities that encourage independence and social interaction. Mill Gardens also provides a full-time care staf for 24-hour assistance as needed. Call 201.493.7400 or email for more information or to schedule a tour.

MILL GARDENS AT MIDLAND PARK 36 Faner Rd., Midland Park, NJ 07432


A progressive approach to aging BUCKINGHAM AT NORWOOD, a 5-Star Skilled Nursing Community, is an exceptional Windsor Healthcare facility in Norwood, nestled in a picturesque and welcoming landscape. Recognized by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) and US World & New Report as one of the highest rated nursing homes in the country, it is also proud to be one of three fve certifed Eden Alternative facilities in New Jersey. Te Eden Alternative is a powerful positive approach to long-term care, designed to improve the quality of life and quality of care for nursing home residents. It stresses the philosophy that aging should be a continued stage of development and growth rather than a period of decline. Residents experience tailored treatment and activities based on individual needs under the guidance of an interdisciplinary team. Buckingham’s Brentwood Sub-Acute Center is a rehabilitation facility providing physical, occupational, speech therapies and shortterm services for complex medical conditions. Call for a personal tour to fnd out why Buckingham is a world-class healthcare facility with superior services and exceptional clinical outcomes.

BUCKINGHAM AT NORWOOD A Windsor Healthcare Community 100 McClellan St., Norwood, NJ 07648

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Pre-planning fnal arrangements together for peace of mind and easing stress PLANNING CEMETERY ARRANGEMENTS in a moment of crisis can cause caregivers and loved ones to experience unnecessary anxiety and to make rushed decisions. Preplanning fnal arrangements for yourself or a loved one, however, is a gif that alleviates stress, allowing everyone to carefully consider all options in a thoughtul and unhurried manner. Te Archdiocese of Newark recognizes the benefts that pre-planning burial services ofers Catholic families. It allows more time for practical fnancial planning and personalization of how you or your loved one wishes to be memorialized for years to come. Te Archdiocese of Newark’s pre-planning opportunities are tailored to your needs, with a choice of burial options and locations of properties that are right for you and your family. Te Archdiocese of Newark’s Catholic Cemeteries is an extension of the Church’s ministry. It is part of the shared time the Church has with you and your loved one through life and through our continuing journey with God. Te selection of funeral arrangements and burial space in advance—on your

own time and terms, and together with your spouse or family member—is a loving gesture that reduces the burden. When the responsibility of fnal arrangements is fulflled, loved ones can focus on remembering and celebrating a life. Planning fnal arrangements ahead also spares families of tough economic choices at an already-difcult time. Monthly payment plans allow one to work within a budget. For more information, visit any location for a tour and overview of services and products—no appointment is necessary. Or, for more information, visit the Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of Newark’s website:


CATHOLIC CEMETERIES LOCATIONS IN BERGEN COUNTY: • Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, North Arlington, 888.467.8903 • Maryrest Cemetery & Mausoleum, Mahwah, 888.489.9095 • Christ Te King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes, 888.802.2933



BURIAL OPTIONS: • Traditional cemetery plots • Mausoleums including interior chapel or exterior garden areas • Cremation niches with glass or marble fronts; cremation graves • Private family estates • Commital gazebo section

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES, Archdiocese of Newark 171 Clifon Ave., Newark, NJ 07104

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Proper planning for senior care ESTATE PLANNING is no longer just about what happens afer your loved one dies, but now needs to address health and lifestyle as they age. It’s a confusing and difcult time when a family faces the long term care needs of a loved one. WanderPolo and Siegel’s mission is to ease this burden and focus on maximizing the senior’s independence and quality of life. WanderPolo and Siegel’s elder law services blend estate planning with a focus on long-term care and end-of-life advocacy. Shana Siegel, a certifed elder law atorney (CELA)*, has substantial experience and knowledge in the complexities afecting the elder and people with disabilities. She works with families to preserve assets, fnd the right facility ft, advocate for quality care and maximize public benefts. Also unique to WanderPolo and Siegel is a care coordinator who will work with clients to ofer a holistic approach to navigating the issues that arise during the aging process. *Certifed as an Elder Law Atorney, A.B.A. Approved National Elder Law Foundation

WANDERPOLO & SIEGEL, COUNSELORS AT LAW, LLC Shana Siegel Esq., CELA* 209 Cooper Ave., Ste. 2 Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973.744.5710

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WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? Retirement and 55+ communities, assisted living centers and senior healthcare providers.



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Reach Bergen County’s most engaged residents— we target 50,000 affuent 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 MARK DOWDEN, President 201.782.5730

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heartHealtH at Family of Caring

CarDIovasCular DIsease Cardiovascular disease is not only a leading cause of death-but symptoms like cognitive impairment and depression can contribute to progression of the disease, as they can interfere with the ability to independently take medications and perform other activities of daily living. at Family of Caring facilities, our patient-centered care approach can help support seniors living with cardiovascular diagnoses such as: • • • •

acute myocardial infarction (aMI) Congestive heart failure (ChF) Coronary artery disease high blood pressure

We’re proud to offer the following as part of our standard care services and capabilities. It’s all part of the Family of Caring Difference: •

Cardiovascular-related preventive care: › Monitoring of edema › application of compression hose › anti-coagulation management › regular assessment of skin integrity

• • •

Cardiomyopathy atrial fbrillation Peripheral vascular disease

› routine laboratory tests

Maintenance of proper nutrition and hydration, including Family of Caring Dining’s heart-healthy meal

24 hours per day

options like no-salt-added, consistent carbohydrate, and others •

Medication administration

Coordination of care and services:

including oxygen, nebulizers

› Visits by contracted physical

and inhalers

and occupational therapists › Mobile x-rays

attention to diet and overall health › Weight monitoring and regular exercise programs › regular consultations with registered dieticians

rN onsite and available

by nursing staff and quarterly

› assistance with transportation

medication review by

to local physicians offces

a Pharmacist

› Integration with palliative and hospice care services

Monthly medication review

Monthly wellness assessments

CardiovasCular disease (Cvd) by the NuMbers *

42.2M Americans age 60+ have some form of CVD

66% of CVD deaths occur in seniors age 75+



CVD is the number one leading cause of death in Americans age 65+

of cardiovascular procedures are preformed on people age 65+

Family of Caring is always available to conduct assessments of your patients’ or clients’ overall care needs.

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$121.2B total annual costs for CVD treatment in patients age 65+

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there’s a fine line between elegance and extravagance. stay on the smart side with a pattern just bold enough to delight.



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this guest room evokes the design style of france in the napoleonic era, when interiors featured daring combinations of bold hues. but its soaring spirit also comes from the rich stripes of gold and scarlet on the bolster pillow and on the bed canopy with its crenellated edge.

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Above: Verticals are a wake-up call in this breakfast room, coexisting happily with a print by Jean-michel basquiat and a bulletin board featuring a zigzag pattern of black ribbon. Opposite: a small bedroom grows tall with the play of stripes in apple-green silk and cream wool.



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Above: In a room with a tailored Louis XVI daybed and a 19th-century tole clock, walls upholstered in red ticking striped linen lend excitement without disarray. Opposite: blue-and-white-striped cotton runs up a wall in dialogue with a wallpaper pattern that, upon examination, reveals an elephant and other jungle beasts.



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Photographs reprinted with permission from New Classic Interiors by Alessandra Branca with Christine Pittel, Š 2009 by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of Abrams.

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Eco Salon 1st Place Winner!

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Once again we turned to you, our readers, to tell us which restaurants, shops and services you consider the best of the best in Bergen County. Te response was thunderous, and afer a record 5,001 votes, the results are in. So sit back and enjoy our Best in Bergen guide, where we reveal the winners in 170 categories—from chocolate to Chinese food, diners to delis, forists to furniture shops, cut-and-color to cosmetic procedures. Enjoy!

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Bar food 1 BiGGiE’S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South, Carlstadt, 201.933.4000; 1315 Route 17 South, Ramsey, 201.962.9099;

This place was named for a comedian with the stage name Biggie, but it’s no joke—there’s some serious seafood on offer here. Mouthwatering clams, tuna tacos with wasabi mayo and oysters done every which way are just the beginning— follow them up with your choice of 22 draft beers and a Biggie’s Burger with waffe fries. You’ll be as happy as a clam. 2 reBar & kitchen 132 Essex St., Lodi, 201.368.8181, 3 the 101 Pub 101 Queen Anne Rd., Bogota, 201.343.9802

ButCHer 1 WESTWOOD PRiME MEATS 190 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.0069,

This little Westwood butcher shop’s claim to fame is owner Salvatore Petruso—a perfectionist who has in the past advised the likes of cookbook authors James Beard and Julia Child. Petruso selects only hormone-free, antibiotic-free meat and is on hand to answer any questions you may have. Note: This is not your ubiquitous, mass-produced, tasteless beef. We’re talking tender, juicy, U.S. beef full of bold favors. interested in 28- to 35-day dry-aged steaks? Westwood Prime Meats is your place. 2 B&M Market 192 Kinderkamack Rd., Park Ridge, 201.391.4373, 3 kocher’s Market 1400 Anderson Ave., Fort Lee, 201.944.7086,

Bagels 1 Buono Bagels 885 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.825.2500 2 goldberg’s famous Bagels 327 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.847.9199 3 a & J Bagels 18 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Montvale 201.391.8100

Bakery 1 sugarfake Bakery Multiple locations 2 tie rispoli Pastry shop 824 Broad Ave. Ridgefeld 201.943.6002 23 Emerson Plz. East Emerson 201.265.4006 2 tie sook Pastry 24 S. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.493.2500


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3 tie B & W Bakery 614 Main St. Hackensack 201.342.5577 3 tie kara kakes 799 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.485.8889 3 tie sweet love & Cake 216 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.857.0279

BarBeCue 1 fink’s BBQ 26 W. Madison Ave. Dumont 201.384.3210 2 stickey’s BBQ 321 Broadway Hillsdale 201.664.4227 3 Biggie’s Clam Bar 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099



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1 Buono Bagels 885 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.825.2500

1 Biggie’s Clam Bar 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099

1 Conrad’s Confectionery 107 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.2895

1 Chez Cheese 10 Washington St. Tenafy 201.568.2050

2 Matisse Chocolatier 260 Grand Ave. Englewood 201.568.2288

2 Maywood’s Marketplace 78 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.843.8361 maywoodsmarketplace .com

2 tie Jd’s deli & grille 400 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland 201.644.0888 2 tie sogno Coffee House 425-429 Broadway Westwood 201.497.3628 3 tie Jack’s Café 325 Broadway Westwood 201.666.0400 3 tie Maywood Pancake House 92 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.880.7842 maywoodpancakehouse .com 3 tie the ridge diner 125 Kinderkamack Rd. Park Ridge 201.391.4242

2 reBar & kitchen 132 Essex St. Lodi 201.368.8181 3 the Crow’s nest 309 Vincent Ave. & Route 17 South Hackensack 201.342.5445

Byo restaurant 1 Café Matisse 167 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.935.2995 2 Matsu sushi & grill 140 Broadway Hillsdale 201.930.1896 3 local seasonal kitchen 41 W. Main St. Ramsey 201.962.9400

Cannoli 1 rispoli Pastry shop 824 Broad Ave. Ridgefeld 201.943.6002 23 Emerson Plz. East Emerson 201.265.4009

CHeaP eats 1 the Habit Burger grill 3101 Promenade Blvd. Fair Lawn 201.475.3800 1081 Main St. River Edge 201.489.4400 2 Biggie’s Clam Bar 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099

CHinese restaurant 1 golden dynasty 825 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.7866 295 Kinderkamack Rd. Hillsdale 201.358.8685 2 Hanami 41 Union Ave. Cresskill 201.567.8508 301 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.8508 3 lotus Café 450 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack 201.488.7070


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CoffeeHouse 1 MOON DOGGIE COFFEE ROASTERS 108 W. Pleasant Ave., Maywood, 201.556.0111,

1 Ivy INN 268 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, 201.393.7699,

Ivy Inn, you had us at “Maria’s feather pillow pancakes.” Seriously, with a menu laden with savory brunch items such as eggs Benedict and a BLT with pommes frites, you can’t go wrong. Experience a bit of history while you indulge in your complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary (if you take advantage of the two-course prix fxe brunch), as the building dates back to the 1870s. The brick freplaces and refurbished horseshoe bar and oak ice box are remnants from its crazy days as a speakeasy. 2 mason Jar 219 Ramapo valley Rd., Mahwah, 201.529.2302,

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A cup of Joe is a cup of Joe. Or is it? At Moon Doggie, the brainchild of coffee connoisseur and basset hound lover Donna Funk, the only java served is arabica specialty grade—and it comes from farms and estates that hand-pick and sort their own beans. An added bonus: Donna and her husband, Bob, roast the beans on site, ensuring that your espresso, café latte or macchiato is as fresh as it can possibly be. Got a doggie of your own at home? Be sure to pick up a homemade treat before you depart—and perhaps a pound of Dark Side of the Moon Doggie French Roast for yourself. 2 sogno Coffee House 425-429 Broadway, Westwood, 201.497.3628, 3 Cool Beans international Coffee & teas 304 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201.634.1400,

3 Haven riverfront restaurant & Bar 2 Main St., Edgewater, 201.943.1900,

CupCakes 1 Cupcakes by Carousel 31 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.608.5092 192 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.389.3090 2 kara kakes 799 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.485.8889 3 Cupcake Cutie 201.788.1967

Custom Cakes/ Cookies 1 dolce Jeanna delectable desserts 201.755.7111

diner 1 suburban diner 172 Route 17 North Paramus 201.261.2605 2 matthew’s diner 4 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick 201.447.1411

3 tie daily treat restaurant 177 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.9113 3 tie Jack’s Café 325 Broadway Westwood 201.666.0400 3 tie state Line diner 375 Route 17 North Mahwah 201.529.3353

farmers’ market 1 ramsey farmers’ market Main Street Train Station Ramsey 2 tie Hasbrouck Heights farmers’ market Boulevard & Central Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.5464 2 tie rutherford farmers’ market Williams Center Plz. Park Ave. Rutherford 201.939.1670

food truCk 1 sanducci’s Wood fired pizza truck 201.599.0600 201.615.6933 (mobile) 2 tie Callahan’s 844.468.3641 2 tie Cupcake Cutie 201.788.1967

frenCH restaurant 1 Café matisse 167 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.935.2995 2 tie Latour 6 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.5056 2 tie madeleine’s petit paris 416 Tappan Rd. Northvale 201.767.0063 3 tie Café panache 130 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.934.0030

3 tie the Chef’s table 754 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.891.6644

frozen Yogurt 1 twist 163 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.497.3242 2 tie Cups or Cakes 300 Ridge Rd. Mahwah 201.962.8787 2 tie planet swirl 119 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.818.0404 44 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.857.4455

gLuten-free goodies 1 momma’s kitchen 15 W. Grand Ave. Montvale 201.746.9777 2 nectar Café 175 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.857.0825

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gourmet fast food

gourmet supermarket

shake shack 479 Route 17 South Paramus 201.241.2381 1 Garden State Plz. Blvd. Paramus 201.576.8096

fairway market 30 E. Ridgewood Ave. Paramus 201.444.5455

gourmet groCerY 1 market Basket 813 Franklin Lake Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.891.2000 2 maywood’s marketplace 78 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.843.8361 3 trader Joe’s 715 River Rd. Edgewater 201.945.5932 404 Route 17 North Paramus 201.265.9624 20 Irvington St. Westwood 201.263.0134

kings food market Multiple locations Whole foods market Multiple locations

Hummus 1 Lisa’s mediterranean Cuisine 28 Oak St., Ridgewood 201.251.8686 lisasmediterranean 2 pickle Licious 384 Cedar Ln. Teaneck 201.833.0100 3 tie La’mezza 63 Nathaniel Pl. Englewood 201.569.2662


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DOnuts 1 GLAzE DOnuTS 358 River Rd., new Milford, 201.483.8634,

“Mmm…donuts!” You can almost hear Bart Simpson’s catchphrase when you walk into Glaze Donuts, the creation of Jule Hazou, whose career in the food industry began at the age of seven when he worked at his parents’ grocery store in Brooklyn. What sets his donuts apart from the chain competition is their all-natural ingredient list (the strawberry frosting actually tastes like strawberries) and funky flavors like maple bacon, sea salt caramel and French toast. Traditionalists, have no fear, there are “regular” glazed and frosted varieties too. The donuts are made in small batches several times a day, so they’re always fresh. That often means, however, that your favorite flavor might be sold out. no worries. You can always pre-order. 2 Demarest farms 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, 201.666.0472,

GreeK restaurant 1 AxiA TAvERnA 18 Piermont Rd., Tenafy, 201.569.5999,

Don’t let the word “taverna” fool you. This sleek, modern restaurant has attracted both urban and suburban foodies since its inception in 2006—thanks, in large part, to Alex Gorant. The executive chef honed his skills at restaurants like Liberty House, Artisanal and Le Bernardin before bringing his culinary talents and his Greek heritage to Axia. Choose from inventive small or large plates and more than 250 sommelier-chosen Greek wines to pair with your meal. Soaring ceilings, a stunning circular freplace and live music three nights a week enhance the fne-dining experience. Kali orexi! 2 a taste of Greece 935C Kinderkamack Rd., River Edge, 201.967.0029, 3 the Greek Village 254 Livingston St., northvale, 201.750.8570,

Japanese restaurant 1 MATSu SuSHi & GRiLL 140 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201.930.1896,

Once again, Matsu snags the number-one spot for Japanese cuisine in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards. unassuming décor aside, this top-notch restaurant serves up melt-in-your-mouth sushi and sashimi. The wide assortment and freshness of its dishes, both raw and cooked, always draw a crowd. (The lunch box specials are quite the deal.) Bring your own wine or sake; the friendly, attentive staff will be happy to chill or warm it up for you. 2 sakura Bana 43 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.6525 3 Masa sushi & Grill 81 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.934.6616


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3 tie Mezza 20 Jefferson Ave. Westwood 201.722.8822

2 tie BHOJ 430 Market St. Elmwood Park 201.797.6800

Ice creaM

2 tie Bombay Hut 8A W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.857.3266

1 conrad’s confectionery 107 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.2895 conradsconfectionery .com 2 Ice cream on Grand 523 Grand Ave. Englewood 201.569.5346 3 Van Dyk’s Homemade Ice cream 145 Ackerman Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.1429

InDIan restaurant 1 Kailash 22 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.251.9693 kailashindiancuisine .com

3 tie Brick Lane curry House 34 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.7311 bricklaneridgewood .com 3 tie Mantra 275 Route 4 West Paramus 201.342.8868

InterIOr DesIGn 1 café Matisse 167 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.935.2995

2 Haven riverfront restaurant & Bar 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900

ItaLIan DeLI 1 Dante’s Italian Deli 570 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.262.3232 2 Baviello’s Italian Deli 216 Old Tappan Rd. Old Tappan 201.666.6750

ItaLIan restaurant 1 caffe anello 425-429 Broadway Westwood 201.497.3628 2 andiamo 23 Hardenburgh Ave. Haworth 201.384.1551


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new restaurant 1 MOMMA’S KiTCHEN 15 W. Grand Ave., Montvale, 201.746.9777;

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Don’t feel like cooking—or ordering takeout again? Get the kids in the minivan and head to this wallet-friendly BYO italian for crowd-pleasing comfort food along the lines of spicy pork meatballs, rigatoni with Bolognese sauce, classic chicken parm, make-your-own ice cream sandwiches and made-to-order donuts served with raspberry jam and chocolate dipping sauce on the side. it’s owned by close friends and Bergen County restaurant veterans Paul Skiadas and Bobby Meidanis. (Paul sold Waldwick’s Village Grille to Bobby, whose family owns the Ridge Diner.) The gents don’t take reservations at their popular new place. So there may be a wait on weekends. 2 tie Memoire 16 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.857.8899, 2 tie Mood’wiches 2448 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee, 201.944.1404,

roMantIC restaurant

3 tie Haven riverfront restaurant & Bar, 2 Main St., Edgewater, 201.943.1900,

1 CAFé MATiSSE 167 Park Ave., Rutherford, 201.935.2995,

3 tie ragazzi 530 Livingston St., Norwood, 201.660.7950 3 tie terrace street Café 149 Terrace St., Haworth, 201.338.4720

Many men have popped the question at Café Matisse—either in the secluded European garden or in the intimate dining room, where vibrant, impressionist-style paintings create a playful yet elegant atmosphere in which to enjoy Chef Peter Loria’s eclectic New American cuisine. Try one of his prix fxe seasonal tasting menus (three, four or fve courses) or order à la carte on weeknights. Either way, be sure to bring a favorite bottle of wine to enjoy because this jewel box of fne dining is BYO. 2 Ivy Inn 268 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, 201.393.7699, 3 tie Haven riverfront restaurant & Bar 2 Main St., Edgewater, 201.943.1900, 3 tie teak on the Hudson * 16 Hudson Pl., Hoboken, 201.653.6888,

3 ragazzi 530 Livingston St. Norwood 201.660.7950

★ editor'’s pick ItalIan takeout Casa del sole 115 Broadway Woodcliff Lake 201.391.5671 Jerry’s Homemade 410 S. Dean St. Englewood 201.871.7108

JewIsH delI 1 kosher nosh 894 Prospect St. Glen Rock 201.445.1186

korean restaurant 1 organic tofu House 88 Godwin Ave. Ridgewood 201.251.7734

* Not located in Bergen County.

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MedIterranean restaurant 1 Mezza 20 Jefferson Ave. Westwood 201.722.8822 2 lisa’s Mediterranean Cuisine 28 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.251.8686 lisasmediterranean 3 novo 37 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.444.4910

MexICan restaurant 1 tie Blue Moon Mexican Café 23 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.541.0600 42 Kinderkamack Rd. Woodcliff Lake 201.782.9500 327 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.1331 bluemoonmexicancafe .com

1 tie Chapala Grill 52 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfeld 201.387.2107 1 tie el azteca 91 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.4422 2 tie Jalapeños Mexican Grille 930 Prospect St. Glen Rock 201.445.5566 2 tie Pancho’s Burritos 214 Main St. New Milford 201.225.2554 3 tie Cinco de Mayo 2428 Lemoine Ave. Fort Lee 201.947.4780 3 tie Cinco de Mayo 116 Broadway Hillsdale 201.722.1172

Mozzarella 1 annabella’s 246 Hackensack St. East Rutherford 201.804.0303 2 a&s fine foods 525 Cedar Hill Ave. Wyckoff 201.447.0800

olIves 1 Pickle licious 384 Cedar Ln. Teaneck 201.833.0100

outdoor dInInG 1 Café Matisse 167 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.935.2995 2 Ivy Inn 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699

3 Haven riverfront restaurant & Bar 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900

PanCakes 1 the ridge diner 125 Kinderkamack Rd. Park Ridge 201.391.4242 2 Brownstone Pancake factory 860 River Rd. Edgewater 201.945.4800 brownstonepancake 3 tie Country Pancake House 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.8395 3 tie Maywood Pancake House 92 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.880.7842 maywoodpancakehouse. com

3 tie rutherford Pancake House 40 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.340.4171 rutherfordpancakehouse .com

★ editor'’s pick PastrIes Carlo’s Bakery 12 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 201.962.9080

PIzza 1 tie Momma’s kitchen 15 W. Grand Ave. Montvale 201.746.9777 1 tie Pizza fusion 33 Godwin Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.9010 2 tie a Mano 24 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.493.2000



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STEAKHouSE 95 W. Allendale Ave., Allendale, 201.962.9797, No need to make the trek to Peter Luger in Brooklyn. A former chef at the famed beef palace now mans the stoves at Allendale Steakhouse, where the prime steaks are dry-aged in-house for 35 days. Succulent porterhouse, tender flet mignon and favorful rib eye—all expertly cooked—are just a few of the options offered here. Enjoy your entree with piquant sides such as lobster bisque, creamed spinach, sautéed onions and wedge salads. Tip: This steakhouse is Byo; pick up a bottle of red from the Allendale Wine Shoppe around the corner.

2 the river Palm terrace 1416 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.224.2013; 41-11 Route 4 West, Fair Lawn, 201.703.3500; 209 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, 201.529.1111; 3 tie the Park Steakhouse 151 Kinderkamack Rd., Park Ridge, 201.930.1300, 3 tie Segovia Steakhouse & Seafood 217 Main St., Little Ferry, 201.814.1100,

2 tie Sanducci’s Pizza Kitchen 620 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.523.9300

Prix Fixe Menu 1 Café Matisse 167 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.935.2995

SeaFood/FiSH MarKet 1 Seafood Gourmet 103 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.843.8558 2 anchor Seafood 10 S. Kinderkamack Rd. Montvale 201.930.9170

2 ivy inn 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699 3 Haven riverfront restaurant & Bar 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900

SuSHi 1 Matsu Sushi & Grill 140 Broadway Hillsdale 201.930.1896 2 teak on the Hudson * 16 Hudson Pl. Hoboken 201.653.6888 3 Sakura Bana 43 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.447.6525


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taPaS 1 tie Cravings tapas Bistro 8 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 201.857.8533 1 tie tapas de españa * 7909 Bergenline Ave. North Bergen 201.453.1690 2 Finca–the estate of Small Plates 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.1199

tHai reStaurant 1 Malee Fine thai Cuisine 2 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.612.7797

tea SHoP 1 HARMoNy


224 Fairview Ave., Westwood, 201.664.2608, Tired of the daily grind? Maybe it’s time for a spot of tea. Harmony Tea Room is a relaxing retreat in downtown Westwood where you can enjoy a light lunch or traditional afternoon tea complete with assorted finger sandwiches, homemade scones (chocolate chip is a fave) served with lemon curd, Devonshire cream and strawberry jam, miniature desserts and your own personal pot of tea tucked in a quaint cozy. Choose from more than 25 varieties of loose tea, all of which are available for sale. (We’re partial to the Rainbow Rooibos.) Ladies take note: It’s the perfect place to host a bridal or baby shower.

2 tie Bangkok Garden 261 Main St. Hackensack 201.487.2620

3 nectar Café 175 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.857.0825

2 Chart House * 1700 Harbor Blvd. Weehawken 201.348.6628

2 tie Pimaan thai 79 Kinderkamack Rd. Emerson 201.967.0440

VietnaMeSe reStaurant

3 teak on the Hudson * 16 Hudson Pl. Hoboken 201.653.6888

2 tie ridge thai 50 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.493.9929

VeGetarian reStaurant 1 Veggie Heaven 473 Cedar Ln. Teaneck 201.836.0887 2 Park & orchard 240 Hackensack St. East Rutherford 201.939.9292

1 Mekong Grill 24 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.445.0011 2 Simply Vietnamese 1 Highwood Ave. Tenafy 201.568.7770 simplyvietnamese.wix .com/1

WinGS 1 the 101 Pub 101 Queen Anne Rd. Bogota 201.343.9802

WaterFront dininG

2 tie Jim dandy’s 102 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.896.2224

1 Haven riverfront restaurant & Bar 2 Main St. Edgewater 201.943.1900

2 tie reBar & Kitchen 132 Essex St. Lodi 201.368.8181

* Not located in Bergen County.

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THE CROW’S NEST 309 Vincent Ave. & Route 17 South, Hackensack, 201.342.5445,


hiKing trail 1 RAMAPO


Rd. (Route 202), Mahwah, 201.327.3500

2 ranchero cantina 214 Kinderkamack Rd. Emerson, 201.523.9250 3 mexicali live 1409 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck 201.833.0011

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Ten marked trails range in length from 0.3 to 6.5 miles at Ramapo Reservation, making it an ideal choice for hikers of all levels. Newbies can take an easy stroll around Scarlet Oak Pond, climb up to MacMillan Reservoir or hike the Halifax Trail to Hawk Rock for a picture-perfect panorama of the suburbs. More seasoned hikers will appreciate that the trails here connect with those in Ringwood State Park, Ramapo Mountain State Forest and Camp Glen Gray, making possible a wide variety of challenging day-long hikes.


Don’t let the time-warp exterior stop you. For more than two decades, this family-owned bar and grill has been satisfying Bergenites with some seriously delicious fresh seafood (try the soft shell crabs), a lively bar with corresponding grub and most important, live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Our favorite part? There’s never a cover charge. Oh, and the oysters are only $1. Seriously.

2 tie Palisades interstate Park Alpine, 201.768.1360, 2 tie Van Saun Park 216 Forest Ave., Paramus, 201.336.7275 2 tie James a. mcfaul environmental center 150 Crescent Ave., Wyckoff, 201.891.5571

Beer Selection 1 Biggie’s clam Bar 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099 2 reBar & Kitchen 132 Essex St. Lodi 201.368.8181 3 miller’s ale house 270 Route 4 East Paramus 201.342.4800

Bowling 1 montvale lanes 14 W. Grand Ave. Montvale 201.391.3400 2 Bowler city lanes 85 Midtown Bridge Approach Hackensack 201.343.3545

* Not located in Bergen County.

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3 tie Brunswick Zone 22-22 Maple Ave. Fair Lawn 201.797.5400

3 tie the twisted elm 435 River Dr. Elmwood Park 201.791.3705

3 tie lodi lanes 58 Terhune Ave. Lodi 973.471.7100

Dance leSSonS

craft Beer 1 reBar & Kitchen 132 Essex St. Lodi 201.368.8181 2 Biggie’s clam Bar 430 Route 17 South Carlstadt 201.933.4000 1315 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.962.9099 3 tie andy’s corner Bar 275 Queen Anne Rd. Bogota 201.342.9887

1 Sukha arts center 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 2 nunnbetter Dance theatre 161 Woodbine St. Bergenfeld 201.385.9638 3 Dance with me 2029 Lemoine Ave. Fort Lee 201.941.7797 197 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.447.4200

girlS’ night out 1 tie Bibi’z 284 Center Ave. Westwood 201.722.8600

1 tie teak on the hudson * 16 Hudson Pl. Hoboken 201.653.6888

2 tie Paragon School of artistic gymnastics 49 Walnut St. Norwood 201.767.6921

★ editor’'s pick

2 tie u.S. gymnastics 6 Leighton Pl. Mahwah 201.891.2496

girlS’ night out BYo Pinot’s Palette 25 Oak St. Ridgewood 201.389.8676

gYmnaSticS School 1 ena gymnastics 600 Winters Ave. Paramus 201.262.6244 2 tie elite gymnastics * 80 Fifth Ave. Hawthorne 973.423.4040

haPPY hour 1 ivy inn 268 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights 201.393.7699 2 teak on the hudson * 16 Hudson Pl. Hoboken 201.653.6888 3 fire & oak 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Montvale 201.307.1100

horSeBacK riDing 1 winter haven equestrian center 695 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland 201.644.7230

ice SKating 1 tie fritz Dietl ice rink 639 Broadway Westwood 201.664.9812 1 tie ice house 111 Midtown Bridge Approach Hackensack 201.487.8444 1 tie mackay ice rink 130 W. Englewood Ave. Englewood 201.568.3133

iriSh PuB 1 tie PJ finnegan’s 274 Fairview Ave. Westwood 201.664.7576



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2 tie Biddy O’Malley’s 191 Paris Ave. Northvale 201.564.7893

MaRGaRiTaS 1 BLuE MOON MExiCAN CAFé 23 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, 201.541.0600; 42 Kinderkamack Rd., Woodcliff Lake, 201.782.9500; 327 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201.891.1331;

3 The Shannon Rose 1200 Route 17 Ramsey 201.962.7602


The food is muy bueno, but the margaritas at Blue Moon are simply gold. Choose from fve tension-relieving concoctions including the House Margarita (frozen or on the rocks), the Blue Moonarita made with Blue Cura ao and the Gold Caramel Margarita—this rendition incorporates Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka and pineapple juice along with some of the usual suspects. Happy Hour—or, more appropriately, “Fiesta Hour”—is every Monday–Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., during which house margaritas are just $5.

1 Sukha arts Center 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455

2 Jalapeños Mexican Grille 930 Prospect St., Glen Rock, 201.445.5566,


3 tie Chapala Grill 52 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfeld, 201.387.2107, 3 tie Rosa Mexicano 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, 201.489.9100,



704 River Rd., New Milford, 201.262.5600, What more can you ask for from a sports bar than a roomy bar, fve big plasma screens and one large projector screen to watch the games? How about wood-fred thin-crust pizza, craft beers and a-cut-above pub grub along the lines of meatball sliders and Asian calamari? And for pint-sized sports fans there’s a kids’ menu that goes beyond mac and cheese to include healthy items like grilled chicken or grilled shrimp with steamed vegetables. Bottom line: Bring the whole family. 2 tie The Cornerstone Restaurant & Bar 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688 2 tie Miller’s ale house 270 Route 4 East Paramus 201.342.4800 millersalehouse .com


2 tie Davey’s 5 Park St. Montvale 201.391.9356

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2 Sweet & Sassy 216 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.0123

1 tie Bacari Grill 800 Ridgewood Rd. Washington Township 201.358.6330 1 tie La Cambusa 517 River Dr. Garfeld 973.272.8739 1 tie Restaurant L 9 Franklin Tpk. Allendale 201.785.1112

MOvie TheaTeR 1 Westwood Cinemas 182 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.3200 westwoodcinemas 2 Bow Tie Cinemas Multiple locations 3 Ramsey Theatre 125 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.825.2090

naTuRe CenTeR 1 van Saun Park 216 Forest Ave. Paramus 201.336.7275 2 tie The Celery Farm N. Franklin Tpk. Allendale 2 tie Thielke arboretum 460 Doremus Ave. Glen Rock 201.447.0452

3 Blue Rill Day Camp * 444 Saddle River Rd. Airmont, NY 10952 845.352.3521

neiGhBORhOOD BaR 1 Lou’s Tavern 74 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.2103

TenniS CLuB 1 tie Brookside Racquet & Swim Club 480 Brookside Ave. Allendale 201.825.2665 brooksideracquetand

2 The 101 Pub 101 Queen Anne Rd. Bogota 201.343.9802 3 The Cornerstone Restaurant & Bar 84 Broadway Hillsdale 201.666.8688

1 tie Ridgewood Racquet Club 249 Ackerman Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.1991

neW BaR 1 tie artisan Kitchen & Bar * 142 Goffe Rd. Hawthorne 973.310.3333 1 tie Roots Steakhouse 17 Chestnut St. Ridgewood 201.444.1922 2 Recovery Room 65 Old Hook Rd. Westwood 201.666.7998

PuBLiC GOLF COuRSe 1 Darlington Golf Center 279 Campgaw Rd. Mahwah 201.818.0777 2 tie Orchard hills Golf Course 404 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.3782 2 tie Paramus Golf Course 314 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.6079 2 tie River vale Country Club 660 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.391.2300

1 tie Waldwick Covered Courts 155 Hopper Ave. Waldwick 201.444.3322 waldwickcoveredcourts .com

WaLKinG/ RunninG PaTh 1 Saddle River County Park Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Paramus, Ridgewood, Rochelle Park and Saddle Brook 201.336.7275 2 tie Overpeck County Park Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefeld Park and Teaneck 201.336.7275 2 tie van Saun Park 216 Forest Ave. Paramus 201.336.7275 2 tie Wild Duck Pond 1113 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.336.7275

Wine LiST 1 tie andiamo 23 Hardenburgh Ave. Haworth 201.384.1551


1 tie La Cambusa 517 River Dr. Garfeld 973.272.8739

1 nunnbetter Dance Theatre 161 Woodbine St. Bergenfeld 201.385.9638

2 esty Street 86 Spring Valley Rd. Park Ridge 201.307.1515

2 Spring Lake Day Camp * 234 Conklintown Rd. Ringwood 973.831.9000

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BABY cLothing 1 SWEET lullABy 300 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, 201.485.7571,

Rocking horses and Minnie Mouse pettiskirts and toy boxes, oh my! Sweet lullaby is flled with such charming baby and children’s clothing, furniture, bedding, accessories and toys that it will make your heart go pitter-patter. From “lil’ love Socks” to adorable onesies, bunny dresses and embroidered overalls. Prepare your wallet for the spending frenzy in store for you.

cAMerA store 1 BERGEN CouNTy CAMERA 270 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.4113,

2 tie papillon Bambino 32 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.497.3733

Sure, you can pick up a camera at one of the many big-box stores in the area. But you’ll be missing out on the stellar customer service that has earned Bergen County Camera a fercely loyal following since the it opened in 1980. unlike the chain competition, BCC is owned and staffed by photographers—seasoned folks who actually know their products and will help you choose the merchandise that meets your unique needs. And—surprise!—it doesn’t cost more to shop here.

2 tie Young Fashions 208 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.9371

2 wholesale photo café & Digital imaging center 85 Godwin Ave., Midland Park, 201.444.0777,

ActiveweAr 1 Lululemon Athletica 100 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.291.2590

Antiques 1 nonu vintage 14 W. Madison Ave. Dumont 201.338.4765

AppLiAnces 1 oberg & Lindquist 671 Broadway Westwood 201.664.1300 511 Goffe Rd. Wyckoff 201.689.3100 2 tie Lanni Appliance center 116 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.933.0655

2 tie p.c. richard & son 317 Route 17 South Paramus 201.262.7676 2 tie Yudin’s Appliances 378 Main St. Wyckoff 201.891.3111

Art gALLerY 1 tie crooked halo 137 Kinderkamack Rd. Park Ridge 201.930.0084 1 tie westwood Art gallery 10 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.1800 2 tie F&D Frame company 667 Anderson Ave. Cliffside Park 201.945.9735

2 tie Midday gallery 8 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.568.4454

3 tie Mirror Mirror 11 Bergen St. Westwood 201.664.8801

BeAutY suppLies

Bike shop

1 Beauty supply of westwood 119 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.8486

1 cyclesport 1 Hawthorne Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.5269

2 tie harmon Face values Multiple locations

2 ridgewood cycle shop 35 N. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.444.2553

2 tie ulta 82 The Promenade Edgewater 201.313.0049 45 W. Spring Valley Ave. Maywood 201.368.0496 1255 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.327.3018 3 tie glamour too 29 E. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.493.2002

3 tie carrera cycles 235 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.857.0106 3 tie westwood cycle 182 Third Ave. Westwood 201.664.1688

Bookstore 1 shaw’s Book shop 79 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.4484 2 Bookends 211 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.0726 3 tie Barnes & noble 187 Riverside Sq. Hackensack 201.488.8037 765 Route 17 South Paramus 201.445.4589 3 tie the curious reader 229 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.345.1939 thecuriousreaderbooks .com

chiLDren’s Boutique 1 sweet Lullaby 300 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.485.7571 2 tie ginger kids 351 Center Ave. Westwood 201.358.5437 2 tie society kids 250 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.722.9300 3 tie the couture Baby 66 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.857.4877 3 tie Young Fashions 208 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.9371


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

It’s a small boutique, but Gardiner & Co. packs a big stylish punch. Owner Jane O’Grady takes the stress out of shopping by expertly selecting chic designer shoes, handbags and accessories for women of all ages. Names you’ll fnd here: Donald J Pliner, Claudia Ciuti and Bettye Muller shoes; Magaschoni sweaters; and handbags by MZ Wallace, Sondra Roberts and Annabel Ingall. “I focus on high-end visual appeal and exceptional style at fair prices,” says O’Grady. Sold! 2 Dsw 60 Route 17 North, Paramus, 201.291.0505; 235 Interstate Shopping Ctr., Ramsey, 201.669.3053;

2 tie ramsey hardware & paint 14 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.327.0433 3 palmer ace hardware 940 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.262.0900

health FooD

3 shoe inn 48 N. Dean St., Englewood, 201.568.2900; 53 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201.493.9696

1 organica natural Foods 246 Livingston St. Northvale 201.767.8182 2 tie old hook Farm 650 Old Hook Rd. Emerson 201.265.4835 2 tie organico 475 N. Franklin Tpk. Ramsey 201.934.5511

KitChenware 1 Chef Central 240 Route 17 North Paramus 201.576.0100 2 tie Bed Bath & Beyond Multiple locations

Consignment/ Vintage Clothing 1 Current Consignment 135 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.2767 2 savvy Chic Consignment Boutique 30 Cottage Pl. Ridgewood 201.389.6900 savvychicconsignment .com 3 nonu Vintage 14 W. Madison Ave. Dumont 201.338.4765

★ editor'’s pick engagement rings Devon Fine Jewelry 303 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.848.8489

eyewear 1 tie icare eyewear 115 Franklin Tpk. Mahwah 201.684.9000


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1 tie redden’s optical illusion 152 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.8705

3 Callahan Jewelers 86 Vervalen St. Closter 201.768.6136

2 tie river Dell Flowers 241 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.262.8118


giFt shop

FaBriC shop

1 tie allendale Flowers 72 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.327.9389

1 market house 172 Center Ave. Westwood 201.666.0234

1 tie Flowers by Joan 22 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.670.6767

2 haworth apothecary 169 Terrace St. Haworth 201.384.7171

1 tie perry’s Florist 660 Harristown Rd. Glen Rock 201.445.5668

3 the Depot 22 Prospect St. Midland Park 201.444.6120

2 tie Beautiful Buds 299 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.263.0440


1 Jo-ann 30 A & S Dr. Paramus 201.444.7926 36 Interstate Shopping Ctr. Ramsey 201.236.0840 2 paramus Fabric Center 70 Route 17 North Paramus 201.843.7640

Fine Jewelry 1 red Velvet luxe 59 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.689.1800 2 laViano Jewelers 175 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0616

2 tie heights Flower shoppe 209 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights 201.288.5464

1 l.n. grand 247 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.5016 2 tie home hardware & supply 27 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick 201.652.5666

2 tie Crate & Barrel 504 Route 17 North Paramus 201.986.2999

lamp shaDes 1 shades of soho 175 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.857.2266


2 tie the outlets at Bergen town Center Route 4 East & Forest Ave. Paramus 201.845.4050 2 tie westfeld garden state plaza 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.843.2121 3 the shops at riverside 390 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack 201.489.0151

mattresses 1 Bruce the Bed King 467 Main St. Hackensack 201.342.4300 703 Route 17 South Paramus 201.689.2230 2 westwood sleep Centers 85 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.444.4080 30 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.358.8282 3 Duxiana 63 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.670.4488

men’s Fashion 1 society men 256 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.722.9300 2 Jos. a. Bank Multiple locations 3 Freshmen Boutique 2 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.408.4354

1 woB lingerie 920 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.265.6116 365 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.560.9800

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2 Chantilly lace 253 Everett Ave. Wyckoff 201.847.8747

1 tie goffe Brook Farm & garden Center 425 Goffe Rd. Ridgewood 201.652.7540

mall 1 paramus park mall 700 Paramus Park Paramus 201.261.8000

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3 tie galaxy gardens 223 Woodcliff Ave. Woodcliff Lake 201.573.1515

2 Westfeld garden state plaza 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. Paramus 201.843.2121

3 tie secor Farms 85 Airmont Ave. Mahwah 201.529.2595 3 tie Victoria’s nursery 578 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.251.2555

outdoor Furniture 1 Backyard Living 235 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood 201.689.9111 2 Fortunoff Backyard store 141 Route 17 South Paramus 201.262.1700 3 ski Barn 846 Route 17 North Paramus 201.445.9070

pAint store 1 nortons paint 632 Route 17 North Paramus 201.447.4747 2 eagle paint and Wallpaper 114 W. Palisade Ave. Englewood 201.568.6051 eaglepaintandwallpaper .com 3 ricciardi Brothers Multiple locations

pet Boutique 1 the Mutt hut pet Boutique 2 Westwood pets unlimited 15 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.7111 westwoodpetsunlimited .com 3 tie Bark ridge 23 Hawthorne Ave. Park Ridge 201.690.6750 3 tie Fur the Love of pets 32A Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.599.9500

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2 Abma’s Farm 700 Lawlins Rd. Wyckoff 201.891.0278

1 Westwood 201.664.7100

3 tie the shops at riverside 390 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack 201.489.0151 3 tie tice’s Corner Marketplace 441 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Woodcliff Lake

ski shop 1 Mount everest 318 Third Ave. Westwood 201.664.2500 2 ski Barn 846 Route 17 North Paramus 201.445.9070

sports shop 1 runners’ house 688 Westwood Ave. River Vale 201.497.6260 2 Campmor 810 Route 17 North Paramus 201.445.5000

stAtionery 1 you’re so invited! 260 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.8600 2 tie goffn’s 64 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.438.3636 2 tie the Write occasion 630 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.8889

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outdoor geAr 1 CAMPMOR 810 Route 17 North, Paramus, 201.445.5000,

Outdoor enthusiasts, take note: You have arrived in paradise. Not only is Campmor a full-service bike shop, but the store stocks everything you could possibly need or want for an outdoor adventure. Climbing gear, canoes, kayaks, skis, snowshoes, tents, sleeping bags, sports accessories, clothing—if you can’t fnd it here, it probably doesn’t exist. An added bonus: Friendly, knowledgeable salespeople who are trained in the products they sell…and often use them in their spare time. 2 ramsey outdoor 835 Route 17 South, Ramsey, 201.327.8141, 3 L.L. Bean 700 Paramus Park, Paramus, 1.888.490.3837, 3 tie Fuda tile 261 Route 46 West Elmwood Park 201.797.8980 455 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.825.0900 313 Broad Ave. Ridgefeld 201.945.3832 3 tie porcelanosa 65 Route 17 South Paramus 201.712.0556 600 Route 17 North Ramsey 201.995.1310 3 tie Wayne tile 50 Spring St. Ramsey 201.825.8000

1 Artistic tile 727 Route 17 South Paramus 201.670.6100


2 John p. Fischer tiles * 1096 Goffe Rd. Hawthorne 973.427.7870

1 Comics n toys 26 River Edge Rd. River Edge 201.483.8905

2 Martinka’s Magic & More 85 Godwin Ave. Midland Park 201.444.7576 3 tons of toys 315 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.847.9317

WAtChes 1 LaViano Jewelers 175 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0616 2 the timepiece Collection 58 E. Palisade Ave. Englewood 877.678.8463 thetimepiececollection .com 3 hartgers Jewelers 699 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.0044

Wine And spirits 1 total Wine & More 1001 Main St. River Edge 201.968.1777 2 tie Beekman Wines & Liquors 246 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.445.0712 2 tie Bottle king Multiple locations 2 tie ramsey Liquors 47 W. Main St. Ramsey 201.327.0353 3 tie Carlo russo’s Wine & spirit World 626 N. Maple Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.444.2033

WoMen’s FAshion 1 ginger n’ Cream 350 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.2440 2 society Femme 250 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.722.9300 3 tie the Fig Leaf Boutique 98 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.880.5514 3 tie threads 149 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.1697

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10 Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack; 1100 Route 17 North, Ramsey; 201.327.5155;

Situated in the serene atmosphere of The Fountain Spa, Brushed Tanning Studio is a full-service airbrush tanning salon staffed with only the most experienced airbrush “artists.” Enjoy your healthy glow with peace of mind—the salon’s airbrush tanning solution is organic and FDA-approved. 2 de beaute grand Salon & day Spa 103 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, 201.802.9777, 3 tie the bronzing affair 201.884.1808, 3 tie la Sunset tan 27 E. Main St., Ramsey, 201.327.0034, 3 tie tanique Suntan Salon 340 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201.265.7351,

barber 1 Virile barber & Shop 2 Federick St. Waldwick 201.444.4565 2 Sports Clips 350 Ramapo Valley Rd. Oakland 201.644.7400 1011 Main St. River Edge 201.343.4343 319 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.848.4500 3 the b hive Organic Salon 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483

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2 Mania hair Studio 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947 3 elan hair, Nail & Spa 128 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0972

COSMetiC PrOCedureS, NONSurgiCal 1 dental Professionals of Fair lawn 10-06 Saddle River Rd. Fair Lawn 201.972.6555 dentalprofessionalsof 2 dr. dayna Cassandra Cosmetic dentistry 351 Evelyn St. Paramus 201.261.7645 cosmeticdentistof 3 ridge Family dental * 633 Ridge Rd. Lyndhurst 201.939.5757


Cut aNd COlOr 1 the b hive Organic Salon 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483 2 Mania hair Studio 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947 3 elan hair, Nail & Spa 128 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0972

★ editor’'s pick dry bar Moxie blowdry and beauty bar 25 Promenade Blvd. Fair Lawn 201.796.6943 74 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.652.1006 moxieblowdryand

day SPa 1 NAMASTE ORGANiC SPA 30 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.857.3646,

This full-service spa and “wellness sanctuary” was founded by Marisol Fitzgerald, a certifed massage therapist, Reiki master and practitioner of holistic treatments such as chakra balancing and refexology. Pamper yourself with a classic facial or massage. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, branch out to a seaweed thermal wrap, Himalayan sea salt scrub or energy-healing session. Only organic lotions, creams and oils are used—and they’re free of parabens, propylene glycol and fragrance. 2 tie araya rebirth 10 Garber Sq., Ridgewood, 201.445.7005, 2 tie the Fountain Spa 10 Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack; 1100 Route 17 North, Ramsey, 201.327.5155; 3 beyond Spa 20 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, 551.996.4500; 87 Route 17 North, Maywood, 551.996.2833

eyebrOw ShaPiNg 1 araya rebirth 10 Garber Sq. Ridgewood 201.445.7005 2 Studio M beauty boutique 90 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.6700 3 Mania hair Studio 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947

FaCial 1 araya rebirth 10 Garber Sq. Ridgewood 201.445.7005 2 beyond Spa 20 Prospect Ave. Hackensack 551.996.4500 87 Route 17 North Maywood 551.996.2833

3 tie the Fountain Spa 10 Riverside Square Mall Hackensack 1100 Route 17 North Ramsey 201.327.5155

2 tie hackensackuMC Fitness & wellness 87 Route 17 North Maywood 201.843.4422 hackensackumcftness

3 tie ZenzaSpa wellness boutique 10 Grand Ave. Englewood 201.227.8070

3 Quest Fitness 75 Route 17 South Hasbrouck Heights 201.462.0010

hair COlOriSt gyM/health Club 1 the bar Method 525 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.567.6006 580 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood 201.444.0300 2 tie CrossFit a.C.t 224 Midland Ave. Saddle Brook 201.916.9130

1 the b hive Organic Salon 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483 2 tie elan hair, Nail & Spa 128 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0972 2 tie Mania hair Studio 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947

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if moody weather patterns are impinging on your biking schedule, try pushing the pedal to the metal at this “boutique” indoor cycling studio started by two longtime spinners. Featuring more than 1,600 square feet of space, a fantastic sound system, top-of-the-line Schwinn bikes and fun veteran instructors, it will definitely put some zing into your workout. Other nice touches: towel service, cool-down areas, large locker rooms with showers, and lots of parking. 2 ride revolution 277 Livingston St., Northvale, 201.259.7221, 3 Maxft 15 Broadway, Cresskill, 201.399.7070,




169 Terrace St., Haworth, 201.384.7171,

Where else in Bergen County can you fll a prescription and purchase an Alex and Ani bangle at the same time? That’s right. This family-owned business is part pharmacy, part gift shop (D’s Gifts) and part café, a one-of-a-kind place that meets your healthcare, gift-giving and refreshment needs. The selections at D’s Gifts are so extensive, in fact—baby clothes, home décor, scarves, jewelry, custom stationery and much more—that you may fnd yourself visiting even when you don’t have a prescription to fll. 2 anthony’s Family pharmacy 341 Broad Ave., Palisades Park, 201.944.2720; 676 Shaler Blvd., Ridgefeld, 201.945.5503; 3 Jtl pharmacy 191 Main St., Little Ferry, 201.641.7200

3 Studio M beauty boutique 90 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.6700

hair StyliSt 1 the b hive Organic Salon 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483 2 Mania hair Studio 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947 3 tie elan hair, Nail & Spa 128 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0972 3 tie Studio M beauty boutique 90 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.6700

hair updO 1 the b hive Organic Salon 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483


2 elan hair, Nail & Spa 128 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0972

1 Studio M beauty boutique 90 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.6700

3 Studio M beauty boutique 90 Center Ave. Westwood 201.664.6700

2 tie karma Organic Spa 32 Wilsey Sq. Ridgewood 201.857.5300

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2 tie Mania hair Studio 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947

1 Meagan chavez, beauty lounge 180 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.497.8877 beautyloungewestwood .com 2 Meaghan Smeen, Mania hair Studio 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947

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3 Mania hair Studio 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947

3 Sole revival refexology 790 Kinderkamack Rd. River Edge 201.261.0003

MaSSage 1 harmony Within Massage therapy 189 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood 201.497.5544 harmonywithinmassage 2 araya rebirth 10 Garber Sq. Ridgewood 201.445.7005 3 tie the Fountain Spa 10 Riverside Square Mall Hackensack 1100 Route 17 North Ramsey 201.327.5155 3 tie hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa 39 W. Allendale Ave. Allendale 201.760.0600 494 Kinderkamack Rd. Emerson 201.483.9530 828 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.848.8300

3 tie Mezzaluna day Spa 333 Broadway Westwood 201.666.6632 2 Mania hair Studio 62 Park Ave. Park Ridge 201.391.3947


3 elan hair, Nail & Spa 128 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.664.0972

1 Julene Stassou 140 Sylvan Ave. Ste. 101A Englewood Cliffs 530 Main St. Fort Lee 917.626.3300

pilateS StudiO 1 beFit Studio 8 Depot Sq. South Englewood 201.289.3699 2 iM=X pilates Studio 155 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.408.4466 imxpilatesenglewood .com

SalON 1 the b hive Organic Salon 269 Broadway Hillsdale 201.470.4483

yOga StudiO 1 Sukha arts center 76 Schraalenburgh Rd. Harrington Park 201.768.2455 2 Juluka yoga 394 Hillsdale Ave. Hillsdale 201.638.6828 3 Fireshaper 42 Park Ave. Rutherford 201.842.9898 20 Washington St. Tenafy 201.266.8004 246 Third Ave. Westwood 201.594.9642



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hoMe staging 1 CORiNTHiAN HOME STAGiNG Upper Saddle River, 201.838.6390 (Maria) or 201.887.1048 (Joan)

Selling your house? Turn prospects into buyers with the help of Maria DiMartino and Joan Clifford at Corinthian Home Staging. The certifed professionals will examine your property inside and out through the eyes of potential buyers and provide meaningful suggestions so that you can sell your home quickly and maximize the return on your investment. Several levels of service are available—from a “walk and talk” consultation in which you take notes and DiY to an “i-stage package” in which the women handle every detail. 2 tie MK restoration llC 201.410.2545


2 tie organizDwell 201.446.8374,

KitChen reMoDeler 1 CABiNET ARTiSTRY 201.664.2323,

LLC 216 Old Tappan Rd., Old Tappan,

Cabinet Artistry is aptly named; the owners boast more than 60 combined years of experience in the kitchen, bath and home remodeling business. Start creating your dream kitchen by visiting the gorgeous showroom and perusing the many cabinetry, countertop, backsplash and fooring options on display. Ask for Gus…and tell him Bergen Health & Life sent you. 2 Kitchen & Bath Vision 401 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, 201.262.0081, 3 Creative Design Construction & remodeling 204 Livingston St., Northvale, 201.822.1949,

Car Wash 1 Urban auto spa 827 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes 201.560.1144 785 Route 17 South Ramsey 201.327.8660 2 ridgewood auto Wash 450 S. Broad St. Glen Rock 201.444.6037 3 Village auto Wash 152 S. Broad St. Ridgewood 201.444.3530

Closet Design 1 tie the Custom Closet 800.304.4848 1 tie organizDwell 201.446.8374


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2 California Closets * 4 Gardner Rd. Fairfeld 877.905.6128

College prep CoUnselor 1 Christine Mangano, Course to College Harrington Park 201.803.4743

ContraCtor 1 Creative Design Construction & remodeling 204 Livingston St. Northvale 201.822.1949 creativedesign 2 Doyle renovations inc. 201.723.1243 3 hh remodeling Co. * 74 Ethel Ave. Hawthorne 973.949.4431


Dog DayCare


1 tie Doggy Deuce and pet’s Best Friend nJ 297-101 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell 201.663.1879

1 Monte electric inc. 395 President St. Saddle Brook 201.933.6600

1 tie the Madison: a Dog resort & spa 150 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick 201.445.7297 1 tie the tail trail 201.669.7525

2 Kenneth J. riley electrical Contractor Tenafy 201.567.6506 3 g.J. pignatelli electric 30 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.445.6969

eVent planner Dog trainer 1 Dogs are easy 201.444.4924 2 Beth Bradley Dog training * 4 E. Frederick Pl. Cedar Knolls 1050 Goffe Rd. Hawthorne 201.247.8472

1 Wile events Haworth

gUtter Cleaning 1 tie Burke Brothers Window Cleaning 453 Liberty St. Little Ferry 201.807.0551 burkebrotherswindow

1 tie rob paton landscaping 201.391.9471

interior Design 1 ron nathan interior Design group 392 Main St. Wyckoff 201.666.8185

JeWelry repair 1 plaza Jewelers 10 E. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.444.8245

liMo/Car serViCe 1 perfect limo service 13 W. Grand Ave. Montvale 201.573.1321

2 tie interiors by Denise inc. 29 Grove St. South Hackensack 201.820.3472

2 John peters professional limousines 55 Walnut St. Norwood 201.750.8802

2 tie sweet lullaby ** 300 Franklin Ave. Wyckoff 201.485.7571

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2 tie Wostbrock home 225 Goffe Rd. Ridgewood 201.445.0807

1 Crooked halo 137 Kinderkamack Rd. Park Ridge 201.930.0084 2 tie Frame it yourself 89 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.2615

* Not located in Bergen County. ** Baby and children’s rooms only.

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3 tie F&D Frame Co. 667 Anderson Ave. Cliffside Park 201.945.9735 3 tie Frame & Print 778 Carver Ave. Westwood 201.358.0404 3 tie Midday Gallery 8 N. Dean St. Englewood 201.568.4454

PluMbeR 1 Paramus Plumbing llC Oradell 201.336.4977 2 Generation III Inc. 30 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.445.6969

Pool SeRvICe 1 tie Acqua Pools 44 Central Ave. Midland Park 201.444.2424 1 tie Island Pool & Spa 30 Riveredge Rd. Tenafy 201.567.2056

PRoFeSSIonAl oRGAnIzeR 1 tie organizDwell 201.446.8374 1 tie organized Artistry Fair Lawn 201.703.8438

ReAlty CoMPAny 1 Friedberg Properties & Associates Multiple locations 2 tie berkshire Hathaway Home Services Abbott Realtors 10 Sycamore Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.447.6600 235 Everett Ave. Wyckoff 201.891.2223

2 tie Weichert Realtors Multiple locations 800.872.7653 3 tie Rand Realty 277 Closter Dock Rd. Closter 201.660.8800 742 Bergen Blvd. Ridgefeld 201.945.7484 646 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff 201.812.2191

Pet GRooMeR 1 LOuiE’S BATH HOuSE 201.845.6609,

Why bring Fido to the groomer when Louie’s Bath House will come to you? in a climatecontrolled Mercedes Sprinter Van driven by one-woman-show Christina Linsalata, your pooch will be given the spa treatment with your choice of shampoo (including rose milk), moisturizing conditioner, a haircut and even a facial if you so desire. As Linsalata says, “i love the people as much as the dogs.” She also happens to be a fantastic pet photographer, so take advantage. 2 Amy’s Royal treatment 390 Market St. Saddle Brook 201.909.0960 3 the Dog Spa 130 W. Shore Ave. Dumont 201.387.1227 8 Broad St. Norwood 201.767.7755

3 tie terri o’Connor Realtors Multiple locations

tutoRInG 1 brainStorm tutoring & Arts 808 High Mountain Rd. Franklin Lakes 201.847.8676 2 Huntington learning Center Multiple locations

veteRInARy CenteR 1 Dumont Animal Hospital 53 Washington Ave. Dumont 201.387.7297 dumontanimalhospital 2 old tappan veterinary 598 Broadway Norwood 201.750.1800 3 oradell Animal Hospital 580 Winters Ave. Paramus 201.262.0010

PHotoGRAPHeR 1 JEAN TERMAN PHOTOGRAPHy 808 High Mountain Rd., Ste. 107 Franklin Lakes, 201.301.3556,

Specializing in children and family photography, self-described “portrait artist” Jean Terman is an expert at putting people at ease and immortalizing those unexpected moments that capture an individual’s true personality. “Photographs are that tangible memory that you get to hold on to,” says Terman, “and i’m so lucky that i get to do that for a living.” 2 natasha Chiaviello Photography 201.574.5237 3 Jodi Crandell Photography 201.632.1162


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2 tie Westwood Gallery 10 Westwood Ave. Westwood 201.666.1800

2 tie Marron Gildea Realtors 19 Sheridan Ave. Ho-Ho-Kus 201.447.6100 50 W. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood 201.445.8880 156 W. Saddle River Rd. Saddle River 201.934.9300


2 tie Glen Rock Art & Frame 189 Rock Rd. Glen Rock 201.447.4123


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This page, tan open-weave hoodie, tan tank top and white stretch pants, all by Brunello Cucinelli. Perle by Lola multi-strand leather necklace with freshwater pearls. Opposite, white linen top and white voile tank, both by Pas de Calais. High-waisted jeans by Goldsign. Perle by Lola leather lanyard necklace with freshwater pearls. Leather bracelet and tan leather sandals, both by Brunello Cucinelli.

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This page, navy linen blazer and white cotton top, both by Pas de Calais. Gray stretch jeans by Goldsign. Aireheart pyrite necklace with diamond pendant. Navy suede and leather sandals by Calaxini. Opposite, taupe cowl-neck dress by Sonia Speciale. Elizabeth Martin necklace with African beads.

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So is our teaching approach. What could a one-to-one classroom do for your child?

Start on a new academic journey at Fusion Englewood. ws us to personalize At Fusion each classroom is one-to-one: one student and one teacher, always. This allows curriculum and teaching for each student’s individual strengths, interests, and learning style. Outside the classroom, teachers collaborate to create a program based on the understanding of the student that unlocks emotional, social, and academic growth. Fusion serves middle and high school students who crave a fexible, customized learning environment. Socially, our limited enrollment allows inclusion for all students of all grade levels in activities, clubs and other community support. We offer rolling admissions and fexible scheduling so your student can start at any point in the year and take classes in the morning, afternoon, or evening based on their personal preference and learning styles. Join us for our Open House event to learn more about Fusion Academy. Call 201.368.0949 or visit today to reserve your seat.

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PREPARE TO LEAD. Founded on the 7 Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Education, Bergen Catholic challenges students to pursue excellence in all endeavors— intellectual, physical, and spiritual. We challenge students in all they undertake and provide them with the tools they need to succeed so they fulfill their potential as leaders—in the classroom, on the field, and in service to others. Ask us about our: • iPad & Laptop Program • Over 500 Athletic Championships Since 1959 • eBook Curriculum & Wireless Campus • 40+ Clubs and Organizations • 37 Honors & AP Course Offerings • Visual & Performing Arts Program • Excellent College Placement • SHIELD Leader Development Program • Mandarin Language Program • Reigning Bergen County Mock Trial Champions • 68% of the Class of 2014 Who Received $17.8 Million in Scholarships and Grants

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Hawthorne Christian Academy is an accredited, co-educational preschool through 12th grade school. Te Academy is commited to inspire and challenge our students toward spiritual maturity, achieve academic excellence and impact the world for Christ. Strong academic programs, diverse student body and devoted faculty characterize HCA as the premier Christian school in NJ. 2000 NJ-208 HAWTHORNE, NJ 07506 973.423.3331 HCA.ORG


Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational junior pre-kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. Small classes, individualized college counseling, state of the art technology, leadership development, interscholastic athletics and diverse options in the fne arts defne a Kent Place education. Private transportation is available from Bergen County. 42 NORWOOD AVE. SUMMIT, NJ 07092 908.273.0900 KENTPLACE.ORG

SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) is a nationally accredited, premier Jewish day school (three-year-olds through eighth grade) that cultivates independent thinkers through an inquiry-based educational approach. Now in our 41st year, SSDS has been accepted as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School candidate. We ofer Suzuki violin and chess, an organic teaching garden, and a researchgrade microscopy lab for scientifc exploration. Contact Sarah Sokolic in our admissions ofce at 201.262.9898 x 203 or admissions@ssdsbergen. org to fnd out more about our program. 275 MCKINLEY AVE. NEW MILFORD, NJ 07646 201.262.9898 SSDSBERGEN.ORG

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Ramapo College students engaged in classroom discussion at the Sharp Sustainability Education Center.

Learn in small classes. Succeed in big ways. With an average class size of 23 and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1, Ramapo College offers students an individualized learning experience. Our students are able to build meaningful, close-working relationships with faculty members through mentorship, collaboration and research opportunities. Ramapo College offers over 40 undergraduate majors, bachelor’s degree completion options, continuing education and workforce development, and seven part-time graduate programs in Social Work, Business Administration (MBA), Nursing (MSN), Sustainability Studies, Special Education, Educational Leadership, and Educational Technology.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions

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EDUCATION PLANNER TUXEDO PARK SCHOOL Tradition and innovation go hand-in-hand at Tuxedo Park School. A close-knit community, we inspire a lifelong love of learning, excellence in education, and development of character. TPS prepares students for a future that will require innovation and problem solving; we immerse students in invigorating intellectual experiences that promote mastery of mathematics, science, history, foreign language, technology, athletics, and the arts. In TPS’ new Maker Space, opening Fall 2015, we will inspire our students through the integration of high-tech and high-touch technology into day-to-day learning. Tere is nothing quite like the extraordinary experience of stepping onto our campus, talking with our students, and seeing our community. Call us at 845.351.4737 to schedule your tour. We can’t wait to meet you! MOUNTAIN FARM RD., TUXEDO PK., NY 10987 845.351.4737 | TUXEDOPARKSCHOOL.ORG


ACADEMY OF HOLY ANGELS Since 1879, thousands of women have passed through the portals of Academy of the Holy Angels high school, the oldest private girls’ school in New Jersey. Many go on to study at some of the nation’s best

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universities, earning high-ranking positions in medicine, government, law, education, public service, business, arts and athletics. Our goal is to provide each girl with the tools she needs to reach the fullness of her potential—spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically, by offering a first-rate education in a nurturing environment where equal importance is placed on academic excellence, character development, moral integrity, and giving service to others. 315 HILLSIDE AVE., DEMAREST, NJ 07627 201.768.7822 | HOLYANGELS.ORG

BERGEN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Bergen Catholic is a private, four-year (ninth to twelfh grades) college preparatory school that delivers a traditional, value-centered Catholic education in a 21st Century learning environment and utilizes technology to best prepare students to lead in life and service to others. Bergen Catholic educates the whole person—mind, body and spirit—by deepening religious faith, developing academic excellence, and strengthening social consciousness and responsibility in young men. Enrollment is selective. For more information call the Admissions Department at the number below. 1040 ORADELL AVE., ORADELL, NJ 07649 201.634.4151 (ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT) BERGENCATHOLIC.ORG

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Class of 2015 Angels • were accepted into Cornell, UPenn, Boston College, Georgetown, Emory, Lehigh, NYU, Tulane, UCLA, Wake Forest and many more top tier colleges! • had SAT means far exceeding State & National averages (586 Math, 584 CR, 606 Writing) • were awarded over $18 million in scholarships

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EDUCATION PLANNER IMMACULATE CONCEPTION For 100 years, Immaculate Conception has maintained a tradition of academic excellence, and transformed thousands of young women by providing a distinctive education, rooted in Catholic Felician-Franciscan tradition of leadership and service. ICHS offers young women a challenging college-preparatory education within a nurturing and compassionate community, imbued with a Franciscan spirit. 258 SOUTH MAIN ST., LODI NJ 07644 973.773.2440 | ICHSLODI.ORG

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

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PARAMUS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Paramus Catholic is a co-educational high school ofering 140 college preparatory courses, including 26 Honors and 18 AP, as well as numerous athletic, performing arts, and campus ministry programs. Te Class of 2015 earned about $56 million in scholarships and is atending many of the nation’s most prestigious universities, including Cornell and Princeton. Follow us on Twiter @ParamusCathHS. 425 PARAMUS RD., PARAMUS, NJ 07652 201.445.4466 | PARAMUSCATHOLIC.COM

SAINT JOSEPH REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL For 54 years, it’s been the people who have made Saint Joe’s a special place to atend high school, from the talented students who set records and garner accolades each year in academics, athletics and the performing arts, to the faculty, whose dedication and concern for each student is unmatched. And resting on a 33-acre suburban campus, SJR’s New Media Center, Inserra Teatre, Dinallo Stadium, and other expansive facilities are second-to-none. Visit SJR and be a part of our future! 40 CHESTNUT RIDGE RD., MONTVALE, NJ 07645 201. 391.3300 | SJRNJ.ORG

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Earn Your

Degree at the Saint Peter’s University

Englewood Cliffs Campus Graduate Business:

MBA PROGRAMS Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Accountancy Combined MBA/MS in Accountancy

The Englewood Cliffs campus is dedicated to adult students and offers personalized attention, small classes and free parking. Campus is just five minutes from the George Washington bridge! Location of the Englewood Cliffs Campus


Palisades Parkway


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BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Bergen Community College challenges convention: more students graduate with associate degrees and certificates from Bergen than any other college in New Jersey; it’s home to the No. 1 tutoring center in the U.S.; and the region’s only Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center will open in 2016. Renowned faculty lead students’ discovery in more than 140 programs ideal for transfer to the nation’s best four-year universities. Innovative initiatives in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields have uniquely prepared Bergen students as the next generation of STEM professionals. Three locations, flexible schedules, scholarship opportunities and cutting-edge technological resources reinforce the College’s standing as a Bergen County crown jewel. 400 COUNTY RD. 62, PARAMUS, NJ 07652 201.447.7100 | BERGEN.EDU

IONA COLLEGE Taking the next step in your career is easier than you think. Shape your future with an MBA from Iona College’s Rockland Graduate Center. Dedicated faculty bring a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom that will engage you and move your career forward. Located conveniently in Pearl River, N.Y., for more than 35 years, our programs include a full-time “Fast Track” MBA, a part-time MBA option, and a wide variety of certificate programs on an accelerated trimester basis—designed to fit your busy schedule. 2 BLUE HILL PLZ., PEARL RIVER, NY 10965 845.620.1350 | IONA.EDU/ROCKLAND

KEAN UNIVERSITY Experience the world at Kean University. Kean University provides students with an educational experience that truly encompasses the world. With campuses in Toms River, NJ, and Asia, it is evident that Kean’s reach is international. Kean students, faculty and staff represent nearly every continent and dozens of nations. Kean prides itself in providing relevant learning experiences for today’s world-savvy students. The School of Global Business offers a global practicum at multinational corporations, leadership activities and internships—all complemented by world-class faculty. Kean’s Travel Learn teaches in more than 30 countries, and Kean is only one of three US universities with a full English-speaking campus in China. Students don’t have to leave the country to experience the global village of higher education—or to make an impact. Kean offers 52 undergraduate degrees and more than 60 graduate options including doctorate, professional diploma, masters and certification programs. Visit us online at 1000 MORRIS AVE., UNION, NJ 07083 908.737.KEAN (5326) | KEAN.EDU

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TAKE THAT REPORT CARD FROM “OKAY” TO “OUTSTANDING” Make your next report card the best yet! Huntington has helped students K-12 improve their grades, academic skills, and confdence since 1977. We ofer: • Thorough academic evaluations • Proven programs tailored to each student’s needs • Individualized instruction from highly qualifed teachers ACADEMIC SKILLS Reading - Writing - Math - Study Skills Spelling - Vocabulary - Phonics SUBJECT TUTORING Algebra - Geometry - Trigonometry - Pre-Calculus Calculus Earth Science - Biology - Chemistry - Physics EXAM PREP SAT - PSAT/NMSQT - ACT - Advanced Placement (AP) - COOP State Tests - HSPA - SSAT - ISEE - GED - ASVAB - NJASK

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EDUCATION PLANNER RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY Ramapo College of New Jersey welcomes students this fall to the new Adler Center for Nursing Excellence. Te Center expands classroom, research and simulation laboratory space dedicated to nursing instruction. “Nursing involves more than just acquiring expertise in a discipline,” said Ramapo College President Peter P. Mercer. “Treating those in a vulnerable physical or emotional state, with compassion and dignity, is what sets apart the very best.” Te 36,000-square foot facility features a state-of-the-art Simulation Lab that allows for evidence-based patient scenarios for student learning. Te Simulation Lab includes eight, high-fdelity patient simulators for critical care, medical/ surgical care and maternal/ child patient care situations. Classrooms in the Adler Center include technological capabilities and capacity for 24 to 40 students. Te Ramapo College Nursing Program currently enrolls more than 500 students in undergraduate and advanced degree programs in three major academic tracks: a traditional pre-licensure BSN track, the RN-to-BSN track for nurses returning for a BSN degree, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing. Ramapo hopes to add two more MSN degrees, Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Administration. 505 RAMAPO VALLEY RD., MAHWAH, NJ 07430 201.684.7500 | RAMAPO.EDU

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Register Now for September 1 Classes! • More than 140 academic degree and certifcate programs including accounting, aviation and computer science. • Financial aid, scholarships and payment plans available. • Home of the 2014 Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for best tutoring center in the nation. • Class of 2014 graduates included one of the top 20 students in the nation, 72 students with 4.0 GPAs and 331 Phi Theta Kappa honor society members. • Flexible schedules, multiple locations, online courses and day and evening classes. For more information, please call (201) 447-7218 or email

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7 pm - 9 pm • Members of the Class of 2015 earned about $56 million in scholarships and grants • 140 College Preparatory Courses, including 26 Honors and 18 AP Level • Active Campus Ministry Program • Vibrant Performing Arts Programs • Convenient Transportation from towns throughout North Jersey

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EDUCATION PLANNER SAINT PETER’S UNIVERSITY AT ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS Saint Peter’s University has a thriving campus in Englewood Clifs, Bergen County. Tis campus is a picturesque site, located minutes from the George Washington Bridge with access to major highways, and provides free parking. Englewood Clifs is an industry hotspot and is the home of “Te Trillion Dollar Mile.” Facilities on this campus include a computer lab, Ofce of Enrollment Services, library, bookstore, and lounge. Dedicated to the adult learner, this campus ofers bachelor’s degrees in business administration, criminal justice, education, general studies and nursing (an RN to BSN for current nurses), master’s degrees in accountancy, business (the MBA), education, and nursing (the MSN), and doctoral programs in education (the EdD in higher education) and nursing (the DNP). Depending on the program, courses are taught in formats of traditional classroom, 100 percent online, blended/hybrid, weekdays and Saturdays. Come to campus for our Instant Decision Event on Tursday, 10/8 from 5 to 7 pm. RSVP by calling 201.761.6470 or online at MAIN CAMPUS 2641 JOHN F. KENNEDY BLVD., JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306 201.761.7100 | SAINTPETERS.EDU

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HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER If your child doesn’t quite seem ready to head back into the classroom, don’t worry. Now is the perfect time to call Huntington Learning Center to schedule an academic evaluation. Your child will be ready to begin a customized program of instruction immediately and avoid falling behind. Call 1.800.CAN.LEARN today! 1.800.CAN.LEARN | HUNTINGTONHELPS.COM


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THE BRAIN BALANCE CENTER Te Brain Balance® program is the most comprehensive approach to helping children overcome learning, behavioral and social challenges. Te approach recognizes that these challenges are caused by uneven development of diferent regions of the brain and addresses them by strengthening weak regions. Te Brain Balance® program unlocks your child’s potential, reaching beyond drug-based therapies and conventional methods to bring a cuting edge solution to childhood learning and developmental challenges. 49 W. ALLENDALE AVE., ALLENDALE, NJ 07401 201.825.1030 | BRAINBALANCECENTERS.COM


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lunchtime! while you’re packing lunches for the kids, why not make one of these portable meals for yourself too? midday will be healthier—and more interesting!

banish boring sandwiches, and make a batch of these

tasty wraps for the whole family. 96

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beet, black rice and Pear WraPs Makes 4

IngredIents n 4 whole-wheat tortillas n 2 large romaine lettuce leaves, torn in half n 1 large pear, grated n sea salt For the beet paste n 2 cooked beets, roughly chopped n 1 garlic clove, crushed n small handful of fresh cilantro n small handful of fresh fat-leaf parsley n 1/3 cup walnuts n 1 tsp. coconut oil n 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar For the black rIce n 1 cup water n ½ cup black rice n ½ tsp. caraway seeds n Finely grated zest and juice of ½ lime n scant ¼ cup golden raisins n scant ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted To make the beet paste, throw everything into a food processor, add a pinch of sea salt to taste and blitz until a paste has formed. Transfer to a bowl for later. To make the black rice, put 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the rice, caraway seeds and a pinch of sea salt. Reduce the heat to low, cover and leave to simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed, then let cool. Once cooled, transfer the rice to a bowl and add the lime zest and juice, golden raisins and almonds. Stir well. Place 2 Tbsp. of the beet paste in the middle of each tortilla and cover with one of the lettuce leaf halves. Top with a couple of heaping spoonfuls of the black rice flling. Sprinkle with the grated pear and fold or roll the tortillas to create a wrap.

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If you're not a tofu fan, replace it with pieces of

marinated chicken.


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Baked Tofu and apple on Mixed Greens and WakaMe

serves 2

IngredIents n 1 lb. frm tofu n 1 tbsp. olive oil n 1 tbsp. tamari n 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar n 1 tbsp. lemon juice n 1½ tbsp. dried wakame n 3 cups mixed salad greens n 1 apple, cored and thinly sliced n 2 scallions, chopped n 2 tbsp. sesame seeds n 1 tbsp. olive oil n 1 tsp. dried chili fakes n Baking sheet lined with parchment paper Pat the tofu dry with some paper towels. Line a plate with some paper towels and place the tofu on top. Place another small plate on top of the tofu and weigh it down with something heavy (such as a can of beans). Leave for 15 to 30 minutes for the liquid to seep out. Remove the plate and cut the pressed tofu into cubes. Mix the olive oil, tamari, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Pour this over the tofu and leave it to marinate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Arrange the tofu on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Depending on how large your cubes are, bake the tofu in the preheated oven for 25 to 40 minutes, until golden. Meanwhile, soak the dried wakame in lukewarm water for 10 to 20 minutes. Pat dry with a dish towel or paper towels, and coarsely chop. Put the salad greens, apple, scallions, sesame seeds and wakame in a large bowl, and toss with the olive oil and chili fakes. Top with the baked tofu and serve.

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Start paying more

attention to radishes. Research has shown the antioxidants found in them may help prevent cancer.


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Radish and avocado salad with chia-tahini dRessing

seRves 2 to 4

IngredIents n About 24 radishes, roughly chopped n 2 small red bell peppers, seeded and chopped n Large handful of black or kalamata olives n Large handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped n 1 small avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced n ½ red onion, thinly sliced n 1 scallion, chopped For the chIA-tAhInI dressIng n 2 tbsp. chia seeds n 2 tbsp. tahini n ½ tbsp. cumin seeds n Juice of 1 lemon n 1 tbsp. chopped fresh fat-leaf parsley n ½ tsp. tamari n 1 tbsp. raw honey n Pinch of sea salt n Pinch of chili powder Put all the salad ingredients in a large salad or serving bowl. Put all the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth. The dressing will be quite thick, but as you mix it through the salad, it will coat the ingredients nicely. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss together until well combined, and serve.

Excerpted from Superfoods: The Flexible Approach To Eating More Superfoods by Julie Montagu by arrangement with Quadrille Publishing, distributed by Chronicle Books, Copyright © 2015 by Julie Montagu.

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power food

crave that crunchy

cauliflower c ul flow

broccoli’s bright cousin is ready for its shining hour. chances ar e you’ve been munching cauliflower at salad bars for years without fully appreciating this super food. It’s a pleasant-tasting, versatile veggie that’s low in calories—just 29 per cup—and full of vitamins and minerals. Caulifower belongs to the species Brassica oleracea along with broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens and kale. And yes, whether munched from a salad plate or served as a side dish, it’s familiar. But as the British newspaper The Guardian recently declared, “It’s time for the dowdy old caulifower to have its moment to shine.” for example, restaurants now offer popular caulifower entrées, and clever cooks realize that in puréed form the veggie can be a lean, healthy pinch hitter for mashed potatoes.

POWER UP one cup of raw caulifower, says the U.S. department of Agriculture, provides 77 percent of the vitamin C you need for the day, 20 percent of the K, 11 percent of the B6 and smaller amounts of thiamin, ribofavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron and magnesium. It’s a good fber source too, and fber helps you feel full, control your weight and keep your digestive tract healthy. Caulifower and its cruciferous kin contain glucosinolates, which break down to form compounds that have been found to inhibit the development of cancer in rats and mice.

DID YOU KNOW? Most caulifower is white, but not all. You can often fnd green, purple and orange varieties at farmers’ markets. Chemicals account for the differences—there’s more of the pigment chlorophyll in green caulifower, for example, while the purple plant gets its hue from the antioxidant anthocyanin, also found in red cabbage. Because it has more beta carotene, orange caulifower has about 25 percent more vitamin A than the white variety, and green caulifower— sometimes called broccofower—is higher in protein than either white caulifower or broccoli.


BUY/STORE/SERVE white caulifower is widely available at supermarkets and farmers’ markets. Look for a frm vegetable with compact forets and crisp, fresh leaves with no sign of yellowing or wilting. (The size of the head doesn’t affect quality.) Tightly wrap your raw caulifower; it’s good in the refrigerator up to fve days. Before using, wash and remove the leaves at the base and trim the stem as needed. Caulifower can be eaten raw, roasted, grilled or lightly steamed. It’s usually broken into forets before cooking and served in soups (such as cheddar caulifower soup), salads, casseroles or with creamy sauces (say, Gruyere sauce) for dips and salads. If you’re ambitious, try preparing a caulifower pizza (look online for recipes) or the increasingly popular caulifower “steak.” (with a large knife, slice the head vertically into slabs about ¾˝ thick and sear in a skillet with olive oil, then place in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.) —michael ardizzone september 2015

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inspiration strikes WITH FAMILY TIME


Kings Own Cioppino Style Fish Stew Find your inspiration at

Celebrate your family by gathering around the table and enjoying a home-cooked meal with the people you love most. Kings Own brand offers you superior quality products at an exceptional value, so it’s never been easier to fnd inspiration for quick, simple and delicious family meals. The best moments at the family dinner table start with Kings. September is National Family Meals Month. Find recipe inspiration for your family and more at

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wine + SpiritS


shandy? this BRitish-BORN BEER COCKtAiL is A swEEt ANd spiCY wAY tO tOAst AUtUMN’s ARRiVAL.


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IngredIents n 2 12-oz. bottles pumpkin ale n 2 12-oz. bottles ginger beer n 4 orange slices dIrectIons n Fill 4 pint glasses with ice. divide pumpkin ale and ginger beer among glasses. garnish each with an orange slice if desired.

recIpe courTesy oF sTephen m. vITarbo

a shandy Is a drInk that combines beer with a nonalcoholic beverage such as lemonade or ginger beer, and beer-loving brits have been sipping such tipples for at least a century and a half. The word is a shortened version of “shandygaff,” which is described in h.g. Wells’ 1910 comic novel The History of Mr. Polly as “two pints of beer and two bottles of ginger beer foaming in a huge round-bellied jug.” at right you’ll fnd a recipe for a shandy prepared with pumpkin ale that’s perfect for fall. cheers!

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Seeing is believing

Introducing our new EP Henry outdoor living gallery

Come explore everything that makes life beautiful. Visit our stunning, new EP Henry display, showcasing the season’s most sought-after selection of paver colors and styles for patios, pool decks, walkways, walls and much more. It all starts here…with endless inspiration for your picture-perfect project, from a dramatic driveway to a sizzling fire pit that paves the way to unforgettable entertaining. See it. Love it. Live it. Our dazzling EP Henry gallery is open day into night. And we’re here to help you choose the right design that fits your lifestyle.

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ALLENDALE BAR & GRILL Casual American sports bar with pub food, 67 W. Allendale Ave., 201.327.3197 ALLENDALE StEAkhouSE Classic steak house, 95 W. Allendale Ave., 201.962.9797 MASA SuShI & GRILL Japanese fare featuring sushi, 81 W. Allendale Ave., 201.934.6616 REStAuRANt L Eclectic New American cuisine, 9 N. Franklin Tpk., 201.785.1112 SAVINI Italian cuisine, 168 W. Crescent Ave., 201.760.3700


kIku Traditional Japanese and hibachi dining, 5-9 Route 9W, 201.767.6322


ChAPALA GRILL Family-friendly Mexican restaurant, 52 S. Washington Ave., 201.387.2107 toMMY FoX’S PuBLIC houSE Classic American pub fare, 32 S. Washington Ave., 201.384.0900


thE 101 PuB Classic sports bar and pub, 101 Queen Anne Rd., 201.343.9802 LukA’S Casual Italian BYo, 10 River Rd., 201.440.2996


BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR Seafood restaurant, raw bar and tavern, 430 Route 17 South, 201.933.4000 IL VILLAGGIo Italian dining, 651 Route 17 North, 201.935.7733 StEVE’S SIZZLING StEAkS Traditional American steak house featuring seafood, 620 Route 17 South, 201.438.9677 tERRE À tERRE Farm-to-table restaurant featuring a wide variety of local foods, 312 Hackensack St., 201.507.0500

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VILLA AMALFI Fine Italian fare, 793 Palisade Ave., 201.886.8626


BuoN GuSto Casual Italian dining, 534 Durie Ave., 201.784.9036 hARVESt BIStRo & BAR French/ American fare, 252 Schraalenburgh Rd., 201.750.9966 LoCALE Eclectic Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influences, 208 Piermont Rd., 201.750.3233 SEAR houSE Upscale steak house with seafood options, 411 Piermont Rd., 201.292.4612


GRIFFIN’S BAR & GRILL American fare, 44 E. Madison Ave., 201.541.7575 SAMDAN Middle Eastern fine dining, 178 Piermont Rd., 201.816.7343 uMEYA Japanese cuisine, 156 Piermont Rd., 201.816.0511


CuBAN EDDIE’S Classic Cuban fare, 110 W. Shore Ave., 201.338.2382 FINk’S BBq Traditional barbecue food, 26 W. Madison Ave., 201.384.3210 IL MuLINo Northern Italian cuisine featuring seafood, 132 Veterans Plz., 201.384.7767


PARk AND oRChARD International/ eclectic dishes, 240 Hackensack St., 201.939.9292 SoRRENto RIStoRANtE Southern Italian fare, 132 Park Ave., 201.507.0093 tAoS Asian fusion and seafood, 356 Paterson Ave., 201.460.8988


BAuMGARt’S CAFÉ Chinese and American fare with homemade ice

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Our vision is simple: To offer old fashion service, and cutting edge products.

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where to eat cream, 59 Promenade, 201.313.3889 THE CRAB HOUSE Casual riverside dining with Manhattan views, 541 River Rd., 201.840.9311 FlEming’S STEAkHOUSE AT CiT y PlACE Premium steak and seafood accompanied by an award-winning wine list, 90 Promenade, 201.313.9463 gREEk TAvERnA AT CiT y PlACE Traditional Greek cuisine, 55 Promenade, 201.945.8998 HAvEn RivERFROnT RESTAURAnT & BAR Water front eater y offering New American cooking with a seafood emphasis, 2 Main St., 201.943.1900 kinARA Northern Indian cuisine, 880 River Rd., 201.313.0555 lA vECCHiA nAPOli Traditional southern Italian cuisine, 2 Hilliard Ave., 201.941.6799 THE mAgiC POT Fondue and crêpe dishes, 934 River Rd., 201.969.8005 mAvi mEzE gRill Traditional Turkish cuisine specializing in small plates, 725 River Rd., 201.941.0066 REBECCA’S Caribbean cuisine, 236 Old River Rd., 201.943.8808 THE RivER PAlm TERRACE Classic American steak house and seafood restaurant, 1416 River Rd., 201.224.2013 ROBERTO’S ii Gourmet Italian dining, 936 River Rd., 201.224.2524


ROyAl WARSAW Polish cuisine, 871 River Dr., 201.794.9277 TAvERnA mykOnOS Greek- and Mediterraneaninfluenced cuisine, 238 Broadway, 201.703.9200 THE TWiSTEd Elm New American fare with craft beer selections, 435 River Dr., 201.791.3705


AkAi lOUngE Elegant sushi lounge, also offering other traditional Japanese dishes, 11 N. Dean St., 201.541.0086 BAUmgART’S CAFÉ American and Chinese dishes in a retro ’50s setting, 45 E. Palisade Ave., 201.569.6267 BlUE mOOn mEXiCAn CAFÉ Traditional Mexican cuisine, 23 E. Palisade Ave., 201.541.0600 CASSiE’S RESTAURAnT Casual Italian restaurant and pizzeria, 18 S. Dean St., 201.541.6760 dARUmA Japanese cuisine featuring a sushi bar, 45 N. Dean St., 201.567.9600 lA’mEzzA Lebanese fusion cuisine, 63 Nathaniel Pl., 201.569.2662 PinTXO y TAPAS Elegant Spanish tapas restaurant, 47 N. Dean St., 201.569.9999 SOlAiA Thai/Mediterranean fare, 22 N. Van Brunt St., 201.871.7155 TERRA Contemporary American restaurant and bar, 36 Van Brunt St., 201.568.3939


THE BiCyClE ClUB Traditional American cuisine with weeknight drink specials, 487 Sylvan Ave., 201.894.0880 CEnTRAl kiTCHEn Fresh American comfort food, 717 E. Palisade Ave., 201.503.0104 CliFFS STEAkHOUSE American steakhouse, 18 Sylvan Ave., 201.944.0233 gRiSSini RiSTORAnTE Elegant Italian cuisine, 484 Sylvan Ave., 201.568.3535


gOTHAm CiTy dinER American favorites, 39-10 Broadway, 201.398.9700 OCEAnOS Mediterranean food with raw bar, 2-27 Saddle River Rd., 201.796.0546 THE RivER PAlm TERRACE Classic steakhouse and seafood restaurant, 41-11 Route 4 West, 201.703.3500 ROSE’S PlACE Fine Lebanese fare, 32-01 Broadway, 201.475.8800

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ARMANDO’S Fine traditional Italian cuisine, 1347 16th St., 201.461.4512 DONG BANG Korean barbecue, 1616 Palisade Ave., 201.242.4485 FORt lee pizzA Pizza, pasta, salads and wings, 2469 Lemoine Ave., 201.947.2420 it’S GReeK tO Me Casual Greek taverna, 1611 Palisade Ave., 201.947.2050 MOOD’wicheS Sandwich eater y featuring smoothies and baked goods, 2448 Lemoine Ave., 201.944.1404 pRiMe & BeYOND Upscale American steak house, 501 Main St., 201.461.0033 tASt eAteRY Health-minded wraps, salads, grassfed burgers with Vegan options, 1224 Anderson Ave., 201.313.8278


ROccA Classic Italian and innovative seasonal fare, 203 Rock Rd., 201.670.4945 tANi SUShi & ASiAN GRill Pan-Asian dining with a sophisticated atmosphere, 206 Rock Rd., 201.612.1188


the cROw’S NeSt Contemporary American fare, 309 Vincent Ave., 201.342.5445

AleSSANDRO’S tRAttORiA e pizzeRiA Casual Italian cuisine, 157 Terrace St., 201.385.8544

cUBBY’S BBq ReStAURANt Home-style barbecue using only the freshest ingredients, 249 S. River St., 201.488.9389

ANDiAMO Eclectic Italian fare, 23 Hardenburgh Ave., 201.384.1551

hOUStON’S Traditional American eater y, 1 Riverside Sq., 201.488.5667 lOtUS cAFÉ Cozy, authentic Chinese restaurant, BYO, 450 Hackensack Ave., 201.488.7070

DelpiNO Classic southern Italian fare, 829 Franklin Lake Rd., 201.848.0909

p.F. chANG’S Family-friendly casual Chinese eater y, 390 Hackensack Ave., 201.646.1565

SUShi cOcORO Authentic Japanese cuisine with a sushi bar, 856 Franklin Ave., 201.560.1333

ROSA MeXicANO Upscale Mexican fare featuring fresh ingredients, 390 Hackensack Ave., 201.489.9100


SOlARi’S Casual, family-friendly Italian restaurant, 61 River St., 201.487.1969

GleN ROcK iNN Sports bar with an Italian-influenced menu, 222 Rock Rd., 201.445.2362 NectAR cAFe Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free cuisine with a juice and smoothie bar, 175 Rock Rd., 201.857.0825

Mt. FUJi SteAKhOUSe Elegant Japanese fare and hibachi grill, 193 Route 17 South, 201.288.2800 tOM YUM KOONG Authentic Thai cuisine, 305 Boulevard, 201.288.3840

MAGGiANO’S little itAlY Family-style Italian restaurant, 390 Hackensack Ave., 201.221.2030


iVY iNN American and Continental fare ser ved in a romantic setting, 268 Terrace Ave., 201.393.7699

the cheeSecAKe FActORY Family-friendly eater y with more than 50 cheesecake varieties, 197 Riverside Sq., 201.488.0330

cheF’S tABle French eater y, 754 Franklin Ave., 201.891.6644

lA cAMBUSA Family-owned restaurant ser ving southern Italian cuisine, 517 River dr., 973.272.8739


white MANNA Lively burger joint, 358 River St., 201.342.0914


DiNO’S ReStAURANt Contemporary Italian cuisine, 12 Tappan Rd., 201.767.4245 pReStO’S Italian dishes and brick-oven pizza, 90 Laroche Ave., 201.750.1077


teRRAce StReet cAFe Cafe-style eater y with breakfast and lunch options, 149 Terrace St., 201.338.4720


BellA cAMpANiA Traditional Italian fare featuring homemade mozzarella, 456 Broadway, 201.666.7700 DOMANi Authentic Italian food with fresh, local produce, 387 Washington Ave., 201.722.8881 GOlDeN DYNAStY Upscale, traditional Chinese cuisine, 295 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.358.8685 MAtSU SUShi BYO sushi eatery and grill, 140 Broadway., 201.722.9388 SticKeY’S BBq Authentic smokehouse with barbecue fare, 321 Broadway., 201.664.4227


hO-hO-KUS iNN & tAVeRN New American farm-totable fare, 1 E. Franklin Tpk., 201.445.4115 JUSt JANice Home-style Italian-American cuisine, 23 Sheridan Ave., 201.445.2666 KeViN’S thYMe American favorites with a twist, 614 N. Maple Ave., 201.445.6400


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MINADO Japanese seafood buffet, 1 Valley Rd., 201.931.1522 SegOvIA SteAkhOuSe & SeAfOOD Classic steakhouse and seafood restaurant, 217 Main St., 201.814.1100

rOSArIO’S trAttOrIA Casual Italian, BYO, 29 Central Ave., 201.445.3335


ALDO & gIANNI rIStOrANte Traditional Italian fare, 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd., 201.391.6866

family atmosphere, 100 Piermont Rd., 201.750.5000 rAgAZZI Authentic Italian fare, 530 Livingston St., 201.660.7950


ANchOr SeAfOOD American seafood eatery, 10 S. Kinderkamack Rd., 201.930.9170

pOrtObeLLO Upscale, modern Italian cuisine featuring pizza and a raw bar, 175 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.337.8990

rebAr & kItcheN Pub fare with an extensive beer selection, 132 Essex St., 201.368.8181

beLLISSIMO Fine Italian cuisine, 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd., 201.746.6669

trOvAtO’S Due II Italian fare featuring pasta and seafood, 4 Barbara Ln., 201.337.0813

YA fOOD chAN’S WOk Authentic Chinese cuisine, 2 Mercer St., 973.777.0633

MOMMA’S kItcheN Italian restaurant and pizzeria with gluten-free options, 15 Grand Ave., 201.746.9777

W’S grILL Classic American bar food, 20 Elm St., 201.651.0005


the pOrter hOuSe American steak house, 125 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.307.6300


bON AppetIt freNch cAfe & bAkerY A touch of Paris in Mahwah, ser ving breakfast and lunch, 180 Franklin Tpk., 201.512.1144 bON AppetIt teA hOuSe Traditional high tea ser ved Wednesday to Sunday, 180 Franklin Tpk., 201.529.1144 MASON jAr Traditional American fare featuring brick-oven pizza and barbecue specialties, 219 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.529.2302


jerSeY bOYS grILL American comfort food, 704 River Rd., 201.262.5600

eL cID Romantic Spanish fine dining, 205 Paramus Rd., 201.843.0123

SANZArI’S NeW brIDge INN Italian cuisine featuring seafood and pasta, 105 Old New Bridge Rd., 201.692.7700

kIku Traditional Korean and Japanese fare ser ved hibachi style, 365 Route 17 South, 201.265.7200


rIver pALM terrAce Traditional American steak house, 209 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.529.1111

brADY’S fOX huNt INN Irish/American classics, 201 Livingston St., 201.784.8047

rOXANNe’S Family-friendly Italian eatery with brickoven pizza, 150 Franklin Tpk., 201.529.0007

the greek vILLAge Classic Mediterranean cuisine, 254 Livingston St., 201.750.8570

StAteLINe DINer Neighborhood family restaurant, 375 Route 17 North, 201.529.3353

MADeLeINe’S petIt pArIS Light French cuisine, 416 Tappan Rd., 201.767.0063


NOrthvALe cLASSIc DINer Neighborhood family restaurant, 247 Livingston St., 201.767.6267

SeAfOOD gOurMet Cozy, traditional American seafood eater y, 103 W. Pleasant Ave., 201.843.8558


ArturO’S Classic Italian fare, 41 Central Ave., 201.444.2466


ANthONY frANcO’S Casual pizza place ser ving up Italian staples, 556 Route 17 North, 201.447.3999

NORWOOD cOuSINS Casual Italian fare and pizza, 450 Livingston St., 201.767.4300 DIMOrA rIStOrANte Italian cuisine ser ved in a

LegAL SeA fOODS Seafood restaurant with a raw bar, 1 Garden State Plz., 201.843.8483 MILLer’S ALe hOuSe Sports pub featuring classic American fare and bar snacks, 270 Route 4, 201.342.4800 ShAke ShAck Angus beef burgers, hand-cut fries and frozen drinks, 479 Route 17 South, 201.241.2381 SteAk ’N ShAke Organic burger and fries fare, 700 Paramus Park, 201.262.4969


brASSerIe brANDMAN Modern American cuisine, 103 Spring Valley Rd., 201.746.9990 the pArk SteAkhOuSe Old-fashioned chophouse with seafood dishes, 151 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.930.1300

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where to eat PEPPERCORNS Classic American steakhouse, 176 Colony Ave., 201.391.2818


ANthONy FRANCO’S Casual pizza place ser ving up Italian staples, 124 E. Main St., 201.236.8000 BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR Seafood restaurant, raw bar and tavern, 1315 Route 17 South, 201.962.9099 BON GIOVANNI Italian cuisine with a Brazilian touch, 61 E. Main St., 201.825.1111 BRADy’S At thE StAtION Traditional American cuisine and pub food, 5-7 W. Main St., 201.327.9748


CAFÉ PANAChE Eclectic American fine dining, 130 E. Main St., 201.934.0030 GAO Thai cuisine ser ved in a cozy and intimate setting, 63 W. Main St., 201.962.2691 LAKESIDE GRILLE & BAR American fare featuring noteworthy burgers and seafood, 105 Lakeside Dr., 201.327.0009 LOCAL SEASONAL KItChEN Bistro-style American fusion cuisine, 41 W. Main St., 201.962.9400 VARKA EStIAtORIO Specializing in fresh seafood, 30 N. Spruce St., 201.995.9333



A MANO Authentic Neapolitan trattoria, 24 Franklin Ave., 201.493.2000

Open Sundays. Located next to Dunkin Donuts.

BAuMGARt’S CAFÉ American and Chinese dishes in a retro ’50s setting, 158 Franklin Ave., 201.612.5688 BRICK LANE CuRRy hOuSE Indian cuisine, 34 Franklin Ave., 201.670.7311

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CAFÉ 37 Modern American fare with seasonal ingredients, 37 S. Broad St., 201.857.0437 COuNtRy PANCAKE hOuSE Gourmet breakfast foods and sandwiches, also featuring a juice bar, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.444.8395 CRAVINGS tAPAS BIStRO Specializing in small plates from around the globe, 8 Wilsey Sq., 201.857.8533

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FINCA Global tapas menu ranging from stuffed plantains to charred octopus, 20 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.444.1199 LAtOuR French/American fare, 6 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.445.5056 LISA’S MEDItERRANEAN CuISINE Mediterranean dishes, moussaka and other entrees, 28 Oak St., 201.251.8686 MALEE thAI Authentic fine Thai cuisine, 2 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.612.7797 MEMOIRE Fresh, seasonal American eclectic fare, BYO, 16 Chestnut St., 201.857.8899 NAtALIE’S REStAuRANt Authentic Italian cuisine, BYO, 16-18 S. Broad St., 201.444.7887 NOVO Modern Mediterranean fare, 37 Chestnut St., 201.444.4910 PARK WESt tAVERN Modern American cuisine, 30 Oak St., 201.445.5400 PEARL Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and homemade pasta, BYO, 17 S. Broad St., 201.857.5100

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SAKuRA BANA Traditional Japanese cuisine with sushi, BYO, 43 Franklin Ave., 201.447.6525 VILLAGE GREEN REStAuRANt Contemporary American cuisine, 36 Prospect St., 201.445.2914


FuKI SuShI JAPANESE REStAuRANt Fresh sushi, 828 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.225.0160 SANDuCCI’S tRAttORIA Italian fare ser ved in a setting with a Tuscan feel, 620 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.599.0600 A tAStE OF GREECE Classic Greek taverna, 935 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.967.0029


CAFÉ MAtISSE Leisurely French dining with grazing portions, 167 Park Ave., 201.935.2995


PICNIC ON thE SQuARE American bistro featuring seasonal, locally sourced and organic ingredients, 26 Wilsey Sq., 201.857.8400

SABOR PERu Authentic Peruvian cuisine, 8 Highland


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where to eat Cross, 201.935.7378 STEVE AND ANDREA’S Casual American restaurant ser ving breakfast, lunch and dinner, 298 Park Ave., 201.939.7668


THE SADDLE RIVER INN Romantic, upscale eatery, 2 Barnstable Ct., 201.825.4016


CLASSIC QUICHE CAFÉ French and Continental fare specializing in several varieties of quiche, 330 Queen Anne Rd., 201.692.0150 COFFECOL AREPA BAR AND GRILL A taste of Colombia, 1126 Teaneck Rd., 201.357.2700 ETC. STEAKHOUSE Contemporary American steak house, 1409 Palisade Ave., 201.357.5677 MEXICALI LIVE Authentic Mexican fare with live music, 1409 Queen Anne Rd., 201.833.0011 REGINA’S STEAKHOUSE Steak house and seafood grill, 827 Teaneck Rd., 201.862.1996 SHALOM BOMBAY Classic kosher Indian cuisine, 166 Cedar Ln., 201.357.8505 VEGGIE HEAVEN Vegetarian Chinese cuisine, 473 Cedar Ln., 201.836.0887 VICTORIA’S Quaint, contemporary American dining, 336 Queen Anne Rd., 201.801.0888


AXIA TAVERNA Stylish Greek eater y, 18 Piermont Rd., 201.569.5999 MAX’S ITALIAN GRILL Quaint Italian restaurant, BYO, 39 Highwood Ave., 201.569.7171 PALMER’S CROSSING RESTAURANT Casual American and Continental eater y, 145 Dean Dr., 201.567.4800


ANDREA’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE Cozy, authentic Italian eatery, 20 E. Prospect St., 201.670.0275 THE VILLAGE GRILLE Eclectic fare with Mediterranean, Japanese and Greek influences, 71 Crescent Ave., 201.670.8200

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MARTINI GRILL European-inspired dishes and specialty cocktails, 187 Hackensack St., 201.939.2000


BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ Traditional Mexican cuisine, 327 Franklin Ave., 201.891.1331 BOURBON BBQ Traditional Texas barbecue specializing in ribs and hot wings, 529 Goffle Rd., 201.444.4744 THE BRICK HOUSE Fine steaks, chops and seafood, 179 Godwin Ave., 201.848.1211 THE PLUM & THE PEAR Restaurant where French and Italian meet Latin American and Asian, 393 Franklin Ave., 201.485.8793


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Meet the Bunion Expert DR. RICHARD BRAVER, a double board-certifed podiatric foot and ankle surgeon, specializes in bunion and toe surgery, and in correcting deformities of the foot and ankle. He is regarded as an expert in surgery and also, in using orthotics to help children, teens and adults who experience various conditions or pains, to allow them to walk or exercise beter. His passion for care and success in treating bunions, heel pain, Achilles, and shin pain has propelled his practice beyond most others. Dr. Braver keeps current with new technologies and receives over ffy hours of extra training each year. He performs the European side incisional approach to bunion surgery enabling patients to return to shoes far quicker than other procedures. He performs hundreds of ankle ligament and tendon surgeries using advanced techniques to ensure an early return to activity. For those with arthritic or stif big toe joints, Dr. Braver has fxed and revised hundreds of these, without fusing the big toe joint. Instead, he may use silicone type joint implants to enable the patient a more normal gait and the ability to wear all shoes and heels. Dr. Braver treats foot and ankle problems for sports teams at Fairleigh Dickinson and Montclair State Universities. He started practicing over twenty years ago, and as word-of-mouth about his practice spread, and to accommodate the many coaches and physicians who refer patients to him, ofces were opened in Fair Lawn and Riverdale, NJ. To ensure that all patients are treated in a timely manner, Dr. Philip Messenger and Dr. Gregory Tamagnini have joined the practice. For top care of any foot, ankle, or lower leg, please visit We ofen provide free second opinion consultations, so please call us to learn more.

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Robert Scherrer, d.m.d. • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Graduate • Best of the Quest for the Best Award, Aquasil for Bridge Impressions (for precision and quality of bridge impressions nationwide) • American Dental Association, Member • Academy of General Dentistry, Member • New Jersey Dental Association, Member • Top Dentist in Bergen County, 201 Health Magazine, repeat recipient • Top Dentist in New Jersey Monthly Magazine three consecutive years 2013, 2014 and 2015 SERVICES OFFERED: • Cosmetic Reconstruction • Crown and Bridge • Dental Implant Restorations • Porcelain Veneers • Endodontics (root canals) • Laser Dentistry • Teeth Whitening • Gum Disease Treatment

SINCE OPENING his frst dental ofce in North Bergen in 1991, Dr. Robert Scherrer continues to bring advanced cosmetic and family dental care to New Jersey. Over the years, Dr. Scherrer has honed his skills while never losing sight of his goal to provide comfortable, friendly dental care in an exceptional seting. Continuing education has remained a top priority for Dr. Scherrer, who considers himself a lifelong learner. His recent focus has been on giving patients the smile they have dreamed of through the artistry of cosmetic dentistry, as well as combining the oral health benefits of general and restorative dentistry. Another exciting area in cosmetic dentistry is in the field of implant dentistry. Dr. Scherrer routinely replaces missing teeth because it is a health solution for people of all ages. The alternative was to place a bridge over the area, which meant compromising the teeth next to the missing space. Today’s dental implants are long-term replacements that look and feel natural, allowing the patient to regain their confidence when smiling. Dr. Scherrer recently relocated his established practice to Ridgewood to a new 2,400-square-foot ofce outited not only with spa-like amenities such as massage chairs, but also with the latest dental technology, including laser therapy. For comfortable, advanced dentistry you can trust and aford, call Dr. Scherrer for a consultation.


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We love to make you smile DR. JODY BARDASH, DMD of Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn has a clear goal—to give every patient the gif of a brilliant smile to let their self-confdence shine through. Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art dental facility, uses the most advanced techniques for general and cosmetic dentistry to help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles for life. In fact, dental specialists come to Dr. Bardash as patients, not only because he is consistently recognized as a Top Dentist by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, but because he has a reputation as one of the fnest cosmetic dentists in the country. From a simple procedure such as teeth whitening, to treatments such as DaVinci Porcelain veneers or implant restorations for missing teeth, Dr. Bardash will thoroughly discuss all options during a complimentary consultation. In addition, Dr. Bardash ofers noninvasive facial enhancements such as Botox and facial fllers to beautifully frame even the most breathtaking smile. Dr. Bardash currently serves as an atending in the dental residency program at Hackensack University Medical Center, and he is a member of a number of prestigious associations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Recently Dr. Bardash was privileged with donating his time and talents to the Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation (HHAF). As the director of the dental outreach mission, he returned to the jungles of Ghana, Africa, where he treated the dental needs of villagers living in remote and impoverished regions. Contact Dr. Bardash’s ofce for a complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation.

“Dr. Bardash made it so I wasn’t afraid to smile anymore.”



Jody Z. Bardash, d.m.d. • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Member • American Dental Association, Member • Academy of General Dentistry, Member • American Society for Dental Aesthetics, Member • Health & Humanitarian Health Aid Foundation, Active Member • Consumer’s Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Dentists, 2003 to present • Bergen Health & Life Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top Dentist, 2015 • 201 Magazine’s Top Dentist, Repeat Recipient SERVICES OFFERED • Smile Makeovers • Invisalign/Orthodontics • Dental Implants • Sedation Dentistry • TMJ Treatments • Sleep Apnea/Snore Guards • Family Dental Care/Pediatric Dentistry

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Patrick Roth, M.D. • Hackensack University Medical Center, Chief of Spine Surgery • Hackensack University Medical Center, Site Director for the Residency Program in Neurosurgery, department recipient of HealthGrades Neurosurgery Excellence Award and HealthGrades Neuroscience Award 2014, 2015 • North Jersey Brain & Spine Center, founding member • Castle and Connolly’s Top Doctors • New York Magazine’s Top Doctor, perennial recipient • New Jersey Magazine’s Top Doctors, Most Compassionate Doctor, America’s Top Surgeons, Patient’s Choice Award, Five Stars of Caring Award, America’s Top Surgeons • Doctors Across America, Top Doctors recipient

PATIENTS DIAGNOSED with disorders of the spine might automatically believe they need surgery, but it isn’t necessary in every case. Dr. Patrick Roth, well known in Northern New Jersey as a neurosurgeon, founding member of North Jersey Brain & Spine Center, and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, believes that there is too much unnecessary surgical treatment for back pain. Dr. Roth, who is considered conservative when it comes to recommending surgical treatments for back pain, says that you can do one of two things for a spinal problem. You can do what most people do, which is to accept that you have a bad back that puts limitations on your life, and then try to mitigate it with litle success through medication and surgery. Or, you can take a diferent approach and realize you have the innate power to fundamentally change your situation through retraining your brain to perceive the pain diferently and through muscle strengthening, all of which can help you to avoid surgery. To help patients beter understand the psychology and physiology behind back pain, Dr. Roth has writen a highly endorsed book, Te End of Back Pain, Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body and Avoid Back Surgery (HarperOne, 2014), which discusses the brain/body relationship and a method of treating back pain by strengthening a deep set of muscles that are rarely discussed, referred to as the “hidden core.” He is currently writing a book about the use of narratives and the art of communication in medicine. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Roth’s program please call Dr. Roth’s ofce for a consultation, or visit his website to read more about his philosophy.


Top neurosurgeon’s unorthodox prescription for back pain

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INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard D’Amico, is one of two doctors in the entire state to ofer a gentler, less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction. Te FDA-approved procedure, HydraSolve®, uses warm, low pressure water to loosen fat cells and transform them from solid into liquid. Te liquefed fat is then gently extracted from the fat cells without loss of blood or fuids, and without damaging surrounding tissue, all which allows for faster recovery time. Dr. D’Amico is at the forefront of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and a leader in clinical practice an academic innovation. He is one of the few plastic surgeons to be selected as a clinical investigator of cuting-edge technologies as part of the Innovative Technology Commitee of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He evaluates and recommends the latest procedures in the feld, because he believes that delivering quality care and improved outcomes requires innovation. Dr. D’Amico is also the chair of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Taskforce on Regenerative Medicine. The Taskforce’s work currently centers around research on fat grafting, and fat-derived stem cells and adipose matrices, which are all topics he frequently lectures on. From a subtle change to a more complete, complex makeover, Dr. D’Amico and his highly trained, qualifed staf at the Plastic Surgery Skin Care Center ensure that all surgical protocols are meticulously followed and maintained for every patient’s safety. Call to request a consultation with Dr. D’Amico and please rest assured that you will never feel pressured into choosing any surgical procedure.

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Financial Balance

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Your preferenCe of plastiC depends on Your priorities.

casH back? freQuent flYer miles? low interest rate? no annual fee? tHe factors tHat are most important to you should determine which credit card(s) you have in your wallet. Here we present top choices in seven categories with guidance from nick clements, co-founder of and author of the e-book Secrets from an Ex-Banker: How to Crush Credit Card Debt. You refuse to paY an annual fee.

Chase Freedom has no annual fee and gives you 5% back (capped at $1,500) in categories that change quarterly; introductory annual percentage rate (apr) is 0% for 15 months. Discover it–Double Cash Back charges no annual fee and gives you 5% back (capped at $1,500) in categories that change quarterly; introductory apr is 0% for 12 months; no foreign transaction fees.


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You carrY a balance and need a low fixedinterest rate.

You want to transfer large balances to take advantage of a low apr for a limited time.

Preferred Visa Platinum Card from whitney bank has a 6.25% apr with no fees, transparent terms and 0% for seven months of purchases.

Chase Slate has no balance transfer fees and a 0% rate good for 15 months. after the introductory period, the apr can range from 12.99% to 22.99%.

Visa Gold Card by educators offers a 6.25% apr with no fees and very transparent terms.

Santander Sphere Visa Signature Card is offering a 0% rate for two years, but there’s lots of fne print and a 4% balance transfer fee. after the introductory period, the apr could be 12.99% to 22.99%.

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YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN may offer you several options for managing your retirement plan assets when you change jobs or retire. This article explains these choices in order to help you make the right decision. Your retirement plan may offer you several options for managing your retirement plan assets when you change jobs or retire. Understanding these choices will help you make the right decision. YOUR OPTIONS Following are the choices that may be available to you. Note that these selections apply to your contributions, the vested portion of your employer’s contributions, if any, and the earnings attributed to both. • your money in the plan. You may be able to leave your savings in your employer’s retirement savings plan. Usually, minimum distributions must begin after you reach age 70½. This option allows you to continue deferring taxes on the account.1 Although you can no longer make contributions, you can still control how the money is invested. • Roll over your money to another retirement account. You can move your money into an individual retirement account (IRA) or, if you are changing jobs, into your new employer’s retirement plan, if allowed. With a “direct rollover,” the money goes directly from your former employer’s retirement plan to an IRA or to your new plan—you

never touch the money. This option also allows you to continue deferring taxes.1 • Take a cash distribution. You can choose to have your money paid directly to you in a lump sum or in installments (if you are retiring). However, you will be subject to income taxes, and if you are younger than age 59½, a 10% additional tax. In addition, your employer will withhold 20% of your distribution to put toward your federal income tax obligation. Therefore, if you are under age 59½, the amount you receive could be signifcantly less than you expect. AVOIDING AN IMMEDIATE TAX BITE If you receive a distribution, you can avoid an immediate income tax bite and the penalty if you roll over the entire amount into an IRA or a qualifed employer plan within 60 days. You will receive your distribution minus 20% in withholding for federal income tax, but you can make up the withdrawal amount from your own pocket. The withheld amount will be recognized as taxes paid when you fle your regular income tax. Think carefully before making any decisions about the money in your retirement plan. It may also be a good idea to discuss your options with a tax advisor.1 Withdrawals will be taxed at thencurrent rates. Withdrawals prior to age 59½ are subject to a 10% additional tax.

ROY NAZAROFF LPL Financial Consultant MEET THE FINANCIAL CONSULTANT: Roy Nazaroff has been in the fnancial services industry since 1998 and is licensed to sell insurance in New Jersey and New York. Through LPL, he also holds various securities registrations including the Series 63, Series 65, and Series 7. Roy specializes in wealth management services and is especially dedicated to helping people and businesses pursue their fnancial goals and dreams working towards a more secure fnancial future, with experience in the following areas: • Estate Planning • Asset Protection • Wealth Accumulation • Retirement Planning • Portfolio Review • Minimizing Taxes • IRA and 401K Rollover Planning • College 529 Planning • Life Insurance • Long Term Care Planning • Revocable and Irrevocable Trust Asset Management As a resident of Mahwah NJ, Roy and his wife Helen are both active with the community and support various charitable activities through their church and sponsorship of a young student in Haiti.


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Financial Balance

Beware: If you miss the payoff date, a high interest rate will kick in. And some cards will charge you retroactively from the first day of the transfer. If you don’t think you can pay the balance off on time, find a card whose higher interest rate will kick in only on the time accrued after the payoff date.

You wAnt cAsh BAck, And You wAnt It to Be eAsY. Citi Double Cash Card offers a straightforward 2% return on all purchases, plus no annual fee or limits on how much you can get back. It pays to pay your balance each month: the variable APR ranges from 14.99% to 22.99%. Fidelity Investment Rewards American Express also offers 2% back and no annual fee or limits, but earnings must go into a Fidelity account, which you can put toward retirement (IRA) or college (529) savings. the variable APR is currently 13.99%.

You wAnt to mAxImIze YouR FRequent FlYeR mIles. the good news here is that bonus miles are often available as introductory promotions. But with perks come high APRs, so be sure to pay your balance off or keep it low. Capital One Venture Rewards has no annual fee for the frst year and gives you two miles per dollar on every purchase; there’s also a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles if you qualify. Your rewards don’t expire, there are no blackout dates and you can use your miles for any fight


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or hotel stay, as well as car rentals, cruises and more. the APR varies: 12.9% to 22.9%.

your credit card bill for purchases you make overseas.

Chase Sapphire Preferred has no annual fee for the frst year and gives you two miles per dollar on dining and travel, one point on other purchases. there’s a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles if you qualify, and there are no foreign transaction fees. Redeem your miles through chase ultimate Rewards and there are no blackouts or restrictions, and trip cancellation/ interruption insurance and other travel perks are included. Variable APR is currently 15.99%.

British Airways Visa Signature Card offers 50,000 bonus points for signing up when you qualify, with three points per dollar on BA purchases and one point per dollar on everything else. there are no foreign transaction fees and no annual fee the first year. You can redeem your points on American Airlines and other oneworld partners, but beware of a lack of choices in domestic flights. on the downside, the annual fee after the first year is $95; variable APR is currently 15.99%.

If you’re a frequent domestic fyer, you might also consider these airline credit cards, which offer generous points for fights taken: Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard has no annual fee for the first year and gives you two miles per dollar on purchased airline tickets. there’s a 30,000mile sign-up bonus; avoid using it for overseas travel as there’s a foreign transaction fee. Variable APR is currently 15.24%. United MileagePlus Explorer Card has no annual fee for the first year and gives you two miles per dollar on united ticket purchases and one mile per dollar on everything else. no foreign transaction fee if you travel and spend outside the u.s. Variable APR is currently 15.99%.

You’Re A FRequent InteRnAtIonAl tRAVeleR. Priority one: make sure your card has no foreign transaction fees; these are fees tacked onto

Capital One Venture Rewards (details at left) and Discover it–Double Cash Back (details on page 128) also have no foreign transaction fees.

You’Re the PARent oF A college student. Discover it for Students has no annual fee and gives 1.35% cash back—up to 5% on rotating categories—but read the fne print. the APR ranges from 12.99% to 21.99%. Journey Student Rewards Card by capital one has no annual fee, gives 1% cash back and has very transparent terms. there’s fraud coverage, but a high APR (variable 19.8%). —MICHAEL ARDIZZONE Note: Credit card offerings and rates change frequently, so check with the lenders for the most up-to-date information. Our descriptions are not endorsements, nor is this intended to be a comprehensive listing of lender offerings.

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winning writers bergen community coLLege bergen community college, paramus, there were more than 200 submissions in the recent 39th annual bergen county high school Writing contest, with top winners in fve categories: drama, scholarly essay, personal essay, poetry and short story. college faculty did the judging.

2 madelyn Kim, franklin maloney, samantha pappas and aleah gatto. (not shown: lydia chen.)

end-of-year CeleBration



K apLen Jcc on the paLisades taub campus, tenafy, the tzofm israeli scouts gathered for a festive end-of-year celebration that included an outdoor picnic for the scouts and their parents along with musical entertainment provided by the scouts band, Karavan dror, two scholarship presentations and appreciation awards.

donor event under the tent VaLLey hospitaL Foundation 1 Linwood ave., paramus, the foundation hosted the 14th annual leadership reception, which celebrated the opening of the bolger medical arts building and okonite research center.

3 richard Keenan, cfo of valley health system; and peter c. marron, foundation trustee 4 benefactor rola baddoura with robin goldfscher, valley’s senior vice president and general counsel—legal affairs, and rashid baddoura, m.d., foundation trustee 5 victor viggiano, ceo of the okonite company; anastasios Kozaitis, president of the foundation; and frank giuliano, okonite vice president

1 aya shecter, director of the Jcc israeli center, presents scholarships to ron yakar and omer noam. 4


Big Book giveaway Volunteer center of bergen county, hackensack, more than 7,500 new children’s books were donated and collected for the big book giveaway, which benefted children involved in the bergen mentors program.

6 recipients proudly display the books they selected.


golf & tennis outing Jewish home Foundation oF north Jersey montammy golf club, alpine, at the Jewish home’s 21st annual golf, tennis and card outing, more than 200 participants enjoyed an eventful day that included golf, tennis, networking and mahjongg. a buffet lunch, cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and silent auction also were enjoyed by the guests.

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Palisades run

Performing arts series

the diabetes Foundation

ramapo coLLege Foundation

cliffside park and Fort Lee, hundreds of people ran through the streets of cliffside park and fort lee to raise funds for the diabetes foundation, which provides medications and supplies to needy people with the disease, supports education in diabetes management and sends children with diabetes to summer camp. cardiothoracic surgeon and tv personality dr. oz, who lives in cliffside park, showed his support for the run the palisades race.

berrie center for performing and Visual arts, mahwah, the performing arts dinner series is held four times a year at the berrie center on ramapo college’s campus. the proceeds raised from this event beneft student scholarships and innovative student and faculty research initiatives.

7 mayors thomas calabrese of cliffside park and mark sokolich of fort lee fank mehmet oz, m.d.


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9 liz Kloak, roy putrino, ann swist, president peter mercer, Joyce srednicki, mary ann Kezmarsky, francis rodriguez and cathleen davey

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Be sure to stretch and warm up for the Franklin Lakes Scenic Half-Marathon & 5K on September 27—it’s going to be hilly!

SEPT 2–24 Ply the waters of the

Hackensack River on a pontoon boat cruise launching from River Barge Park in Carlstadt, 5 p.m. Hosted by staff from the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, this cruise teaches participants about the history of the river and its unique urban ecosystem. Preregistration is required. Cost: $15 for ages 10 and up. Visit to register.

SEPT 3–6 End your summer with a bang at the DeaD Man’s curVe WiLD Hot roD WeeKenD. Experience more than 1,000 cars, bands, vendors and even a swap meet. Get to the Sheraton Hotel in Mahwah at 9 a.m. (except Sept. 3, noon) for all the action. Admission: $15, kids under 12 are FREE. Visit dead for details. SEPT 7 The Labor DaY street Fair


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SEPT 12 Bring your furry friends to

the pet WaLK & Fair in Fair Lawn at 11 a.m. Meet vendors and representatives of local businesses. Rescue groups and shelters will be on hand in case you’re looking to add a new member to your family. Admission: FREE. Questions? Call 201.797.3442.

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The Bergen County Players of Oradell presents the beloved musical GuYs anD DoLLs at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets: $24. Get yours at

SEPT 17 Have a little one on the

way? Be prepared with the neWborn care cLass hosted by The Valley Hospital at the Dorothy B. Kraft Center in Paramus at 7 p.m. Attendees will learn about sleep patterns, diapering, bathing and more. Admission: $50 per couple. Register at

SEPT 18 Make a Date niGHt in MeXico with the Le Gourmet Factory Cooking School. Head to the cooking studio in Englewood at 7 p.m. to learn how to make shrimp and scallop ceviche, fresh roasted corn guacamole, fish tacos and other dishes. Admission: $95. Register online at

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SEPT 20 Exercise for a good

cause at the 4th annual 5k WAlk TO END CHIlDREN’S BRAIN TUMORS at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., the walk kicks off at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $200. Registration: $10, children under 5 and survivors are FREE. Visit for more information.

SEPT 24 Songwriter and guitar virtu-

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SEPT 26 Join the fun as the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat hosts its 50th annual COUNTRY FAIR at 10 a.m. at Wyckoff Municipal Field. There will be games for children, a DJ, rides and more. Admission: FREE. Get the full scoop at SEPT 26–27 Learn how the flight systems of airplanes and helicopters work at OpEN COCkpIT WEEkEND at the Aviation Hall of Fame in Teterboro, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Veteran pilots and aviation experts will be on site to help guests get a hands-on understanding of these aircraft. Admission: $8 adults, $6 children. More details can be found at SEPT 27 The GlEN ROCk AUTUMN

CRAFT STREET FAIR takes over Rock Road, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., rain or shine. Peruse dozens of booths proferring jewelry, pottery, stained glass, hand-knitted clothing, arts and crafts and much more. Live music, food vendors and activities for the kids will be part of the festivities too. Admission: FREE. Questions? Go to for the answers.


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SEPT 27 Runners in the FRANklIN lAkES SCENIC HAlF-MARATHON & 5k will love the beautiful route—but maybe not the hills! Both races begin and end at the Franklin Lakes Rec Center. The half-marathon starts at 8 a.m., the 5K begins at 8:05 a.m. Registration: $75 for half marathon, $25 for 5K. To find out more, email Nancy Addis at nancya@

SEPT 27 Enjoy world-class jazz and a delicious brunch at the American Red Cross North Jersey Region’s 32nd annual JAZZIN’ AT THE lAkESIDE at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, 12:30–4:30 p.m. Performers include Warren Vaché on cornet, Bucky Pizzarelli (celebrating his 90th birthday) on guitar and Derek Smith on piano. Tickets: $125. Call Aimee at 609.951.2118 with questions or go to NorthJerseyRegion.

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La doLce vita was practically invented on this beautiful italian isle, famous as the world’s oldest resort. by rItA guArnA It’s hard to say ex actly when I fell In love wIth capri. was it when I first spied the cinematic white cliffs looming before us as the waves from the hydrofoil’s wake sprayed my face like a teasing taunt from neptune? was it when I realized that much of the island is blessedly free of cars? was it when I glided 450 feet above the harbor in the


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funicular past lemon groves, reedthatched roofs and swaths of wisteria? Or when I explored its caves and grottoes, knowing that this is where Homeric sailors, Roman emperors, A-list celebrities, artists and novelists, industrialists and intellectuals had romped? On Capri, the world’s first resort, anything is possible. No one seems to be in a rush to get anywhere. But this isn’t necessarily a lazy man’s trip either: Because Capri is small and steep (four miles long and two miles wide) with so few roads, it’s a walker’s island (cheating is allowed—you can rent a Vespa to explore some byways). In fact, Capri is a geological castoff from the peninsula of Sorrento in the southern part of the Bay of Naples. Limestone cliffs separate the two main towns: laid-back Anacapri and the more populated Capri (the town) in the east. Anacapri boasts Monte Solaro, 1,900 feet high, while Monte Tiberio, its somewhat shorter sibling, is topped by the ruins of the Emperor Tiberius’ palace, Villa Jovis. While a few main streets connect key points, most streets are really nar-

row twisting lanes or paved paths that criss-cross what is still a surprisingly wild, rocky island, home to goats and lizards, maritime pines and oleander. (The word Capri comes from the Greek word kapros, meaning wild boar—but I didn’t encounter those!) The island’s beauty is fit for a king. In fact, it was the Roman Emperor Augustus and his successor Tiberius who set their greedy eyes on Capri two millennia ago. Tiberius built the Villa Jovis, where he spent his last decade. There he could carouse in orgiastic debauchery without fear of repercussion. And if someone displeased him, legend contends he hurled that someone from the Salto di Tiberio, a cliff 1,000 feet above the sea. It seems a combination of his murderous and lecherous ways got him into trouble. (Talk about a lusty histor y: No wonder the island earned a reputation for decadence and hedonism.) Like so much that is worth seeing on Capri, visiting Villa Jovis requires a trek—it’s Opposite: A rock formation creates a natural arch over the sea. This page, from top: The Hotel Caesar Augustus stands 1,000 feet above the Bay of Naples, and guests enjoy a nightly display as the glitter of the Milky Way is reflected on the water below; the “Stairway to Heaven” leads walkers among ancient structures. BERGEN HE ALTH & LIfE

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an hour’s climb. but it’s worth it. The bluff-top view is spellbinding: Sorrento and Vesuvius to the east; a panorama of capri to the south and west. after seabirds halt their crying, there’s a profound silence, leaving only tranquility—that and an eerie sense that the ghost of Tiberius might just be about to sneak up behind you. It seems the hellion was on to something. In the 1950s, thenexiled King Farouk of egypt found himself at the Hotel caesar augustus, an idyllic spot with some of the island’s best views. His apartment, today known as the Farouk Suite, is one of 55 elegant rooms and suites. original antiques and two oversize bathrooms, one with a large Jacuzzi, the other a mega shower, both luxuriously outfitted, are highlights of the suite. Though grand, the interior pales by contrast with the terrace: Its doric columns frame 180-degree views. (capri is no place for people with a fear of heights. In most places, you’ll be peeking over railings, balconies


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From top: Uber-fresh pasta al frutti di mare—that is, with “fruit of the sea”; rocky cliffs are a dramatic backdrop to the boats in Capri’s scenic harbor.

and alcoves down, down, down to the azure waters below.) a wealthy german built the hotel in the 1850s, but traces of previous structures dating back to the 9th centur y can be seen. Prince emmanuel bullak of russia bought it in the 1900s and commissioned the life-size statue of caesar augustus pointing out to the sea. The prince believed that augustus played a larger role in bringing capri to the world’s attention than Tiberius (or perhaps he thought him betterbehaved). Thirty years later, the Signorinis bought the resort and turned it into one of Italy’s most stylish small hotels. It’s a member of the relais & châteaux and Virtuoso hotels, and they epitomize graciousness: Upon arrival, you’re whisked away from the marina’s crowds, given a fresh-squeezed glass of lemonade (the hotel has its own lemon trees) and immediately ensconced in your room or suite. no visit to capri would be complete without swimming in the sea (and seeing the blue grotto—yes, it’s a big tourist attraction, but worth visiting if only once). banish notions of islands you may have

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visited in the caribbean: beautiful beaches there ain’t—most of these tend toward small and pebbly, and the few sandy swaths you’ll find are awash with people and umbrellas. but what they lack in sand they more than make up for in scenery and scenes. La Fontelina on the southern coast is one of the best lidos, or beach clubs, with a good restaurant tucked into the rocks that ser ves pasta and seafood galore. and it sells day passes. You can slip into the water from the rocks and have a lemon granita waiting after your swim. If images of Poseidon and neptune don’t make you feel buoyant, then the salinity of the water certainly will. (nowhere have I felt more aloft, except perhaps in the dead Sea.) It seems you can float forever. back on terra firma, it’s a toss-up as to what will captivate you more: heartstopping views of the sea and the three iconic Faraglioni rocks—named Stella, mezzo and Scopolo—or the beautiful people whose comings and goings make the dock a sort of catwalk. of course, it can’t be reached by taxi. You either go by private boat or walk down a very steep hillside (which means you’ll have to climb back up at day’s end). When it’s time for dinner, you will be tempted to overindulge, no doubt scar fing down plates of homemade pastas, just-caught fish and bowls of fresh figs


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An aerial view of a medieval walkway along Capri’s coast shows the muscular challenge the island presents to walkers—and the scenic rewards it offers in return.

and washing it all down with bottles of fine wine. after all, this is southern Italy, where everyone has some manner of garden growing zucchini, tomatoes and potatoes, not to mention olive trees, lemon trees and even cactus trees—the kind that grow prickly pears (delicious—but swallow, don’t chew, the seeds). The caprese grow their own herbs, fruits and vegetables. They buy seafood directly from the fishermen and make pasta at the kitchen table. It doesn’t get fresher than this. Whether you eat at the hotel’s La Terrazza di Lucullo (try the orange-scented risotto) or one of several nearby ristoranti, you won’t be disappointed. Try aurora for pizza, or da Paolino if you’d like to dine in the middle of a lemon grove. and don’t skip the dolce. While many think of cannoli as the quintessential Italian dessert, I recommend the not-too-sweet sfogliatella, a neapolitan specialty consisting of crispy pastry crust flled with creamy ricotta. It’s best when it’s eaten warm from the oven. Still, no one will look askance if you decide to eat only the famous caprese salad—vine-ripened tomato, basil and mozzarella drizzled with extra virgin olive oil—and a glass of prosecco. There’s something about the cool bite of the bubbles and the gentle breezes in an open-air café that soothes the soul. and, of course,

the people-watching is first-rate too. You’ll see two types of gente on capri: typical tourists whose gaudy clothing makes you wince; and everyone else—young and old alike—clad in their Sunday best. I’m not talking shout-from-the-rooftop obvious here. no, the natives dress with finesse (they’re Italian, after all)—the quality of their garments unmistakable; their style, seemingly effortless. That’s one reason why you simply cannot miss taking a passeggiata, or nocturnal stroll. This daily rite is practiced all over Italy, but here in capri partaking of it is akin to having frontrow seats to the latest runway show in milan. no sensible shoes for these fashionistas— cobblestone streets, be damned. only strappy, high-heel sandals will do for the women. and as with any great parade, you’ve got to be both spectator and participant in order to experience it fully. Luckily, it’s not a once-in-a-blue-moon event but a nightly spectacle. Your reward: at the end of the night, you too will be an espresso-sipping bella donna or gentil’uomo. What could be better? now that’s amore.

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Cheers! You’ve heard that red wine (in moderation) is heart-healthy, and now researchers say it’s good for your brain too. A 2014 study, which followed healthy people ages 43 to 70 for fve years, found that red wine drinkers who consumed about oneand-a-half glasses per day had less memory loss than folks who drank less. —British Journal of Nutrition

Don’t brush after breakfast brushing your teeth after consuming acidic foods like fruits and juices can weaken tooth enamel. save the brushing for later, when the calcium in your saliva has had a chance to remineralize your teeth. Meanwhile, swish with water. —NYU College of Dentistry

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Move over orange juice: in a recent study, grapefruit juice helped animals lose 18 percent more weight than those that drank just water. Choose pink grapefruit over white as it contains more vitamin A. one caveat: Grapefruit can interfere with certain medications, so check with your doctor before you begin drinking it for breakfast. —university of California, berkeley

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