Posted: Tuesday March 24, 2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted: Sunday February 8, 2015, 03:45 PM
Upper Saddle River Library hosted its "Perfect Pairings: a Chocolate & Wine Tasting Experience," which featured two guest experts—an award-winning Master Chocolatier and a Wine Educator—from ChocoVin Chocolate and Wine Tastings, sponsored by the Friends of the USR Library.
Posted: Monday January 26, 2015, 08:00 AM
Chef Central in Paramus hosted the final round of its annual Ultimate Chef Bergen County cooking competition, where finalists Chef Carlos Valdez of Oceanaire Seafood Room faced off against Chef Aldo Diaz of Morton's Steakhouse.
Posted: Friday January 23, 2015, 12:30 PM
Midland Park Elementary Parent Teacher Association hosted "A Taste of Midland Park" event at the Midland Park Firehouse, where local restaurants and eateries provided samples of their signature cuisine.
Midland Park Elementary | Midland Park Firehouse | Pete Youngberg | Meg Youngberg | Pete Bolten | Jackie Bolten | Lisa Guarini
| Anna Vlacancich | Dawn Southey | Kevin Southey | Brian Roizman | Jennifer Roizman | Kristin Turner | Paul Turner | Dana Tortura | Laura Tortura | Mary Keenan | Debbie VanderWiele | Steve VanderWiele | Chris Arsi | Brittany Page | Sarah Padegimas | Tyler Campbell | Denise Maclean | Lawry Stein | Eman Abbassi | Joan Doumas | Nadia Stern | Michelle Diboneeti | Connie Cerrito | Angela Durand | Nicole Almeida | Dina Statuto | Wendy Martin | Nancy Kelly | Dierdre Wheaton | Nicky Warner | Sharon Kosak | Brian Kosak | Ralph Warner | Emily Parker | Dan Parker | Debbie Vanderwiele | Rommel Guingon | Carol Guingon | Amy Biswurm | Becky Taman | Abbie Dwyer | Rudi Oosting | Georgette Oosting | Demetra Pittas | Eman Abassi | Tom McErlean | Kristen McErlean | Catherine Leonards | Ken Stern | Nancy Moses | Jason Moses | Bill Moses | Getse Moses | Kate Sinnema | Mike Sinnema | Kerri Schaefer | Beth DeMarco | Toni Tuosto | Donna Walker | Sue Steccato | Irene O'Mara | Pat Van Toolen | Duncan Maclean | Jaimie Caltabellatta | Andrew Stein | Anna Wostbrock | Richard Wostbrock | George Doumas | Lorraine Deluca | Jim Deluca | John Meeks | Nancy Meeks | Sye Steccato | Midland Park
Posted: Monday January 19, 2015, 12:05 PM
Chef Central and Whole Food Market presented Round 2 of the 2015 Ultimate Chef Bergen County cooking competition, where Chef Ralph Perotti of St. Eve's cooked off against Chef Aldo Diaz of Mortons Steakhouse.
Chef Central | Aldo Diaz | Ralph Perrotti | Linda Grazzioso | Fran Sienicki | Kate Sienicki | Jennifer D'Errico | Barbara Swoboda
Posted: Monday January 12, 2015, 08:00 AM
Chef Central in Paramus hosted the first round of its annual Ultimate Chef Bergen County competition, featuring a cook-off between Chef Carlos Valdez of Oceanaire Seafood Room in Hackensack and Chef Giuseppe Lentini of Grissini Resturant in Englewood Cliffs.
Chef Central | Carlos Valdez | Giuseppe Lentini | Patrick Taylor | Caroline Taylor | Justin Manzi | Theresa Valdez | Karen Schloss
Posted: Monday September 15, 2014, 02:34 PM
Garden State Wine Growers Association presented its 2014 Jersey Skyline Wine Festival, hosted at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, featuring a day of wine tastings, music, family fun and more.
Garden State Wine Growers Association | Overpeck County Park | Emily Picinic | Ally Amato | Karen Leonard | Jaclyn Leto
| Nicole Vanderploeg | Amanda Chevstick | Anna Decilveo | Erin Arroyo | Shelley Morrell | Jessica Hill | Laura Vanpeenen | Jamie Morano | Jessica Hanczaryk | Danielle Graziani | Ryan Green | Jennifer Aldahondo | Nicole Sirabo | Priscilla Uceta | Laura Rolon | Ariana Uceta | Indy Crystal | Celia Maldonado | Zach Polniik | Christine Lombardo | Madeline Wilson | Kristin Gonzalez | Renae Walters | Angeliene Mendez | Joel Oleaga | Ben Alvarado | Cathy Alvarado | Sandra Dumanovsky | Johna Mailolli | Total Soul | Annette Jamieson | Jeff Jamieson | Angela Dominguez | Daniel Dominguez | Jan Meccutcheon | Carol Tully | Cristin Johnson | Shana Reyes | Danielle Paleafico | Laura Niewiadomski | Dianna Bolton | William Bolton | Diane Alfanso | Scott Suydam | Laura Abrams | Maria Ferguson | Ridgefield Park
Posted: Wednesday September 10, 2014, 02:45 PM
Cresskill American Legion hosted its 3rd annual Red, White and Que BBQ Competition and Music Festival this past weekend at the Sports Complex in Cresskill. The competition barbecue team out of Rhode Island, ZBQ, brought home first place. Proceeds went to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Janet Montesano | Maureen Ryan Onorato | Linda Cerny | Gerri Neiderhofer | Taylor Wenderoth | Joseph Finno | Bob Koing | Neil Nappy
| Jerry Squillante | Nicole Rodriguez | Alicia Brady | Sandy Gruzas | Alexa Schuck | Morris Dwezk | Amanda Gavrun | Tara Finno | Shaune Gillespie | Teresa Goodman | Harriet Lessin | Michael Rosenthal | Amy Rohrbeck | Jason Cicchella | Chris Pompillio | Rita Sellars | Claire Williams | Chrissy Wilkin | Ian Steel | Nicole Dunca | Jeff Nicolosi | Duane Chapman | Chris Compitello | Ben Wingate | Joe Webster | Frank Sacco | Bob Schwarz | Cresskill American Legion | Red | White and Que | Cresskill | Gary Sinise Foundation
Posted: Sunday August 17, 2014, 08:00 AM
Franklin Lakes Public Library held its "Cooking Fresh" class, hosted by Chef Andrea Higuera, where kids learned to prepare simple and healthy snacks.
Posted: Sunday July 27, 2014, 08:00 AM
Zoe’s Cupcake Café celebrated its fifth anniversary in Teaneck, featuring music and free samples of cupcakes and other baked goods.
Posted: Monday June 16, 2014, 12:53 PM
Chef Art Smith hosted a cooking demonstration and book signing at Modiani Kitchens in Englewood, where guests enjoyed an evening of food, wine and fun while supporting the ELEM/Youth in Distress program to support homeless and at-risk youth.
Modiani Kitchens | Art Smith | Shil Dekalo | Sara Rubin | Noy Aluf | Harek Oliver | Gil Kovalsky | Lenore Ruben | Efrat Shaprut
| Danna Gonik | Shira Hon | Maya Kadar Kovalsky | Iris Aharon | Constance Pikulas | Alesandra Ajlouni | Marilyn Kessler | Stephanie Badillo | Lois Goldrich | Renee Klyman | Jessica Korsunsky | Simone Rebhun | Laura French Spada | Orly Salvi | Nitzan Levy | Michele Carlin | Rebecca Rozen | Lori Gosset | Ilanit Habot | Ann Bialkin | Kathy Berrie | Sylvia Cohen | Muli Peleg | Malinda Goldberger | Amy Goldberger | Yaffa Sivan | Avi Sivan | Englewood
Posted: Thursday May 8, 2014, 03:48 PM
Kings Food Markets unveiled its newly inspired store in Ridgewood this passed week featuring a brand new wine and spirits store.
Kings Food Markets | Tom McNerny | Rich Durante | Jessica Gasser | Vince Gramuglia | Judy Spires | Karen Roche | Joe Parisi
| Paul Kneeland | Denise Vollkommer | Gina McDade | Cheryl Good | Amanda Topaz | Damian Hourican | Julie Bannon | Amanda Topaz | Dan Leto | Laurie Mayerson | Marni Winslow | Michelle Escobar | Johanna Eusse | Paul Aronsohn | Phyllis Smith | Tina Mastrangelo | Maria Sergi | Julie Bannon | Joyce Kahan | Paul Hamilton | Mike Felicione | Paul Vitamia | Suzette Govin | Noelle Patire | Dan Negrea | Ridgewood
Posted: Wednesday May 7, 2014, 02:47 PM
The Rotary Club of Teaneck held its third annual Taste of Teaneck food event, featuring a variety of local restaurants showcasing some of their most popular menu items at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe.
Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe | Rotary Club Teaneck | Jasmine Backman | Tara Hall | Tonh Hall | Kathy Frost | Lou Knaub
| Rich Molinari | Tamarha Ellerbe | Larry Bauer | Liz Santos | Fernando Sosa | Erica West | Corine Hendricks | Shenell Sloley | Debra Pearlman | David Pearlman | George Goueveris | Merna Goueveris | Joran Reisman | Jordan Ellerbe | Daniela Apolito | Greg Reisenaver | Angela Logan | Deidra Baker | Lori Greenleaf | Bridgette DeVino | Anthony Roach | John Allar | Erin Tyll | Dan Carrone | John Finkle | Bart Oates | Tom DeJianne | Ralph DiBugnara | Jason Cecala | Arthur Marston | Calvin Daniels | Janet Rosen | June Farbarn | Meryl Recinos | Maris Liis | Paul Kaser | Erica Kaser | Ticha Vichitlakakran | Saji Worawong | Michael Baer | Cathy Green | Mark Williams | Khalil Scott | Michael Elkin | Jamie Elkin | Vanessa Armstrong | Trevor Dublin | Marc Sturiale | Rob Derin | Carol Oatis | Illene Gilbert | John O'Donnell | Sal DeVenio | Laige Blyk | Wilbur Majand | Tarki Johnson | Jasmine Baulkman | Tamarah Ellerbe
Posted: Sunday April 20, 2014, 08:00 AM
Closter Farmers Market held the opening day of its 2014 season this past Sunday, featuring farm-fresh produce and more, held at St. Mary’s Church parking lot in Closter.
Posted: Thursday March 27, 2014, 02:40 PM
Burger Time: The Giants are in the Super Bowl, try these burger-and-beer pairings at Bergen restaurants
We round up some places to watch the game over a classic American pairing.
Posted: Friday March 14, 2014, 04:15 PM
Nothing marks the beginning of August quite like biting into a ripe, juicy peach. North Jersey farms stand ready as peach season hits its high point
Posted: Friday March 14, 2014, 04:21 PM
A decadent, signature dessert from the celebrated Momofuku Milk Bar.
Posted: Friday March 14, 2014, 02:52 PM
Alongside burgers and cupcakes, Asian cuisine reigns supreme in the U.S., but we tend to think in terms of sushi, hibachi and Chinese takeout. But recent years have seen other Asian fare, notably Thai food, shed obscurity and scale the food pyramid.
Posted: Thursday January 5, 2012, 10:54 AM
Bergen County moms launch a nut-free baking company.
Posted: Wednesday August 10, 2011, 10:30 AM
Bakery's profile is on the rise in vintage space in Englewood.
Posted: Friday December 27, 2013, 03:15 PM
On Christmas morning, Wyckoff Committeeman Kevin Rooney made his family a big breakfast of scrambled eggs – but they weren't just any eggs. They were ostrich eggs.
Posted: Wednesday October 3, 2012, 12:45 AM
Steak 'n Shake held a preview and tasting at Paramus Park Mall.
Posted: Tuesday July 31, 2012, 03:25 PM
Local Ridgewood resident Amy Lung competes in Food Network's Cupcake Wars.
Posted: Thursday February 28, 2013, 04:11 PM
When local teens Alexander Bittan and Daniel Zaytsev were ready to graduate from high school, they knew college wasn't for them.
Posted: Saturday July 23, 2011, 12:45 AM
On a day that saw scattered power outages and water restrictions due in part to a blistering triple-digit heat index, one Ridgewood family decided they could take the heat, so they took their kitchen outdoors.
Posted: Saturday November 10, 2012, 10:10 AM
Cresskill fish market serves up fresh seafood with a smile
Posted: Monday November 7, 2011, 09:38 PM
The Wilkes Family Delicatessen marks 50 years of food and friendly service in Ridgewood.
Posted: Thursday November 8, 2012, 12:06 AM
These local business owners come together to enjoy each other's company and to sample each other's wares.
Hesperides Kitchens | Emily Pancer | Jill Dupuis | Gabriella Wilday | Laurie Bellinger | Marisa Iapicco | Meiganne Serrano | Dana Loia
Posted: Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:05 AM
"I think that the food and company are the most important things you need for a perfect meal, at least for me," says chef Danielle Saunders, who also notes the need for great ambience, the right music and good drinks.
Posted: Thursday March 5, 2015, 07:00 AM
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation hosted “An Evening of Vodka Tasting” at Harvest Bistro & Bar in Closter. Funds raised benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, which supports the scientific research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people who are touched by Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson's Disease Foundation | Harvest Bistro | Iris Schwartz | Stephanie Goldman | Eva Cohen | Wendy Hammer | Jenn Gofman
| Maryana Beyder | Maria Larsen | Gina Mitchell | Randi Kollender | Debbie Schindler | Lisa Spivack | Deborah Skaolnik | Dana Adler | Lisa Vecker | Debbie Finkel | Anna Merker | Seth Finkel | Helen Herssens | Pam Abramowitz | Penny Rosen | Debbie Satnick | Dale Sparber | Jane Blank | Dan Gallagher | Amy Sole | Linda Guella | Jay Post | Jackie Rider | Doug Stern | Nancy Buckley | Erin Cubero | Steve Epstien | John Gellner | Charile Hammer | Christiana Evers | Ashley Liebman | Andrew Taiani | Shira Feuerstein | Iris Wormser | Tony Sparber | Julie Weksler | Joseph Weksler | Cheryl Phillip | Mark Dunayer | Joe Delgado | Tara Delgado | Stacie Greenberg | David Greenberg | Elliot Horowitz | Arlene Horowitz | Joanne Kopelakis | Cheryl Phillp | Melissa Stanislaw | Kevin Davis | Igor Beyder | Slavik Gofman | John Plunkett | Julie Pitcoff | Lisa Stern | George Gnad | Joe Fox | Joe Battista | Matt Davis | Caroline Langer | Closter
Posted: Monday August 18, 2014, 08:00 AM
Demarest Farms in Hillsdale hosted its 2014 Wine Festival, featuring samples of some of the area's best wineries.
Demarest Farms | Daniel Lapin | Alexis Vitez | Peter Demarest | Brady Lubrano | Joe DeGise | Cheryl Franklin | Melissa Franklin
| Emery Vitez | Genevieve Ariola | Oliver Ariola | Lori Riguerra | Eric Riguerra | Jennifer Ariola | Paul Derasmo | Alyssa Racelis | Justin Racelis | Stella Racelis | Heidi Ford | Laura Torres | Kathleen O'Flynn | Lisa Ricciardi | Caitlin Ritchie | Mike McKinley | Lauren McKinley | Erika Wenning | Peter Wenning | Nicole Henitz | Nicole Johnston | Michael Friedberg | Patty Bianchi | Jared Bleckner | Colleen Daub | Rob Nalesnik | John Montero | Carmel-Ann Mania | Cathy Rusyniak | Marie Ciampi | Lisa Krieger | Kerry Pasquarello | Gloria Ponosuk | Christina Palmer | Judy Recca | Linda Schick | Audrey Bottari | Donna Carrazzone | Alexandria Carrazzone | Donna Rhodes | Mike Monaghan | Vicky Monaghan | Tomasello Winery | Michelle Neigut | Rick Leiti | Jackie Hipp | Auburn Road Vineyards | Adam Yaun | Christine Greenspan | Paul Bechtel | Amy Schuster | Sue Wilson | Dawn Andrews | Cortney Muller | Lindsay Leskanic | Chloe Seltzer | Johanna Mateo | Kennia Mateo | Patrick Lewandowski | Heather Hahn | Marta Piotrowicz | Pour Sisters Winery | Mark Pappas | Lauren Moreau | Merrel Kovats | Chris Palmer | Casey Schellinger | Auburn Road Winery | Guy Bucci | Ollie Tomasello | Candice Francisco | Plagidos Winery | Brett Provenzano | David Provenzano | Darren Provenzano | Katie Zandonella | Andy Perez | John Sullivan | Barbara Sullivan | Dan Brown | Wagonhouse Winery | KoverUp Band | Marty Suchan | Kevin Bianchi | Mike Gallagher | Julie Monopoli | Jason DeGise
Posted: Wednesday August 13, 2014, 08:00 AM
Dog & Cask hosted the third edition of its Homebrewers Night, where 10 local brewers shared their home-made fruit-infused beers for guests to enjoy.
Dog & Cask | Cheressa DiNatole | Jaime Brown | Darrell Gurrieri | Vivian Penha | Jennifer Runco | Emma Iacometta | Gemma Taylor
| Maria DeLacruz | Daniel Munoz | Rachel Holway | Zhanna Gitina | Jennifer Patch | Tania Patch | Monique Wells | Greg Galcas | Raven Cooper | Dennis Comella | Stephanie Melendez | Nikke Duncan | Ian Steele | Karrah Winans | Laura Naranjo | Jon Guibor | Isaura Guibor | Michelle Steinel | Andrew Doandlson | Jared Berger | Scott Pollard | Rochelle Park
Posted: Tuesday June 17, 2014, 05:00 PM
Nothing goes with barbecue like an ice-cold beer, and that's no bull. Bolero Snort Brewery, founded in Ridgefield Park by Bob Olson and Andrew Maiorana, has just the thing with its growing line of craft beers.
Posted: Monday March 31, 2014, 02:46 PM
Whether you're painting a portrait, writing the next great American novel or throwing a fabulous cocktail party, letting your creative side loose is thirsty work.
Posted: Friday March 14, 2014, 03:10 PM
New Jersey's first Super Bowl is right here in Bergen, so it's time for good friends, good food and good brews. A super party needs more than just a few cold beers.
Posted: Friday August 19, 2011, 12:30 AM
Brothers turn commuter gripes into wine business
Posted: Saturday November 5, 2011, 02:50 PM
Women who love the occasional glass of wine are undettered by the recent report link light alcohol consumption with increased breast cancer risk.
Posted: Tuesday April 3, 2012, 04:32 PM
Cocktails for spring, Easter and April 15th
Posted: Tuesday August 9, 2011, 05:13 PM
Summer brings a craving for a refreshing drink. To some, that translates into a desire for a crisp, clear gin and tonic at the end of a long, hot day. There is no denying this is the season for gin.
Posted: Friday August 3, 2012, 08:40 PM
Four notable Bergen bars cook up delicious meals to enjoy with a cold one.
Posted: Monday September 10, 2012, 06:13 PM
Take a "bite" out of some scrumptious apple cocktails.
Posted: Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:34 AM
It's hard to find someone who doesn't love a margarita on Cinco de Mayo, but here are some alternatives to help celebrate the day.
Posted: Friday December 13, 2013, 04:03 PM
Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year: holiday cocktail season!
Posted: Monday June 4, 2012, 10:38 AM
Potent and patriotic potables to celebrate the month of June
Posted: Friday August 3, 2012, 02:09 PM
Refreshing cocktails from Exclusiv for a hot summer day.
Posted: Thursday November 28, 2013, 08:05 AM
Fall flavors are here, and that doesn't just mean the food. (201) asked The Shannon Rose, with locations in Ramsey and Clifton, to showcase some of its signature autumn cocktails. And the results just scream to be sipped.
Posted: Tuesday May 1, 2012, 02:00 PM
Fruit-flavored drinks set the mood for May
Posted: Tuesday January 3, 2012, 11:53 AM
Five winter cocktails to warm up your winter.
Posted: Thursday March 1, 2012, 04:05 AM
Even the drinks are Irish on St. Patrick's Day.
Posted: Saturday January 25, 2014, 12:00 AM
Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the horse, so pony up to the bar and try some classic – and maybe not-so-classic – China-inflected cocktails. Golden Dynasty in Hillsdale was...
Posted: Wednesday October 23, 2013, 08:00 AM
Buehler Challenger & Science Center held its 19th anniversary wine tasting and silent auction at Bergen Community College in Paramus.
Bergen Community College | Buehler Challenger & Science Center | Samuel Raia | Tina Raia | Robert Garrett | Graceann Decrosta
| Jerry Decrosta | Robert Budelman | Stephanie Budelman | Kimberly Caesar | Fred Wallace | Mandy Lozano | Bob Gordon | Gail Gordon | Craig Ruppert | Charles Ciani | Jon Linder | Barbara Winnicki | Steve Boswell | Dariusz Winnicki | Charles Riccobono | David Verducci | Steven Cytryn | Peter Thompson | Mary DeGaeta | Dave Winnicki | Allison Winnicki | Susan Winnicki | Lucia Palestroni | James Napolitano | Kim Klein | Mike Harger | Kammy McMahon | Nathan Sloan | Gale Klun | Bonnie Walsh | Tove Denovich | Lyle Mills | Molly Isenbarger | Jenny Morris | Jeffrey Morris | Karen Boswell | Jose Lozano | Lisa Iachetti | Kevin DeSimone | Kathi Klein | Kristine Sayrafe | Joseph Jerome | Kunle Modupe | Patricia Low | Bill McIntyre | Linda Riccobono | Peggy Flynn | Tom Flynn | Kathleen Semergieff | Paramus
Posted: Monday September 16, 2013, 01:45 PM
Mason's Cellar in Rutherford hosted a Johnnie Walker Platinum Label launch party, featuring a history of Johnnie Walker by Peter O'Connor, bottle engravings and tastings of the newest member of the Johnnie Walker family.
Mason's Cellar | Peter O'Connor | Kristina Feist | Michele Escrobar | Jacqui Glowzenski | Julio Izquierdo
| Michelle Izquierdo | Alicia St. Pierre | Martin St. Pierre | Maria Lisanti | Tania Branez | Beverly Khan | Amy Sharry | Jessica Maldonado | Alex Maldonado | Adam Facendola | Norberto Maldonado | Luz Mejia | Dee Triana | Fred Heismeyer | Kelly Chambers | Marc Loreti | Mark Tirabassi | Alan Hughes | Terence Saulsby | John Rutt | Cathy Leffler | Ryan O'Connor | Kylie Coghlan | Jahaan Woodyard | Manny Niedo | Mari Niedo | Alex Dopozo | Ray Rivera | Gary McCray | Rutherford
Posted: Tuesday August 27, 2013, 01:21 PM
The Winemaker's Cellar held a Wine Tasting and Pig Roast end-of-summer harvest party in Hawthorne.
Posted: Tuesday August 27, 2013, 08:05 AM
Bergen County Historical Society held its 2013 Wine Festival this past Saturday at New Bridge Landing in River Edge.
New Bridge Landing | Bergen County Historical Society | Gloria Bumbaco | Devon Bumbaco | Janine Cancdcchia | Vicky Melroy
| Emily Vogel | Marianne Rocchio | Anthony Rocchio | Diane Rocchio | Danielle Norris | Katie Smith | Claude Martinelli | Toni Martinelli | Anita Viaud | John Viaud | Katie White | Ross Bauer | Ashley Kowzun | Eric Cheon | Sophie Park | Shane Han | Sojung Han | Gael Burman | Diane Bozzetto | Susan Miranda | Susan Hilger | Kathie Jarzembowski | Gary Rossi | Rossana DiBello | Juliana Chapman | Mallory Bryant | Phillip Pasquale | Mary Torretagle | Mary Streicher | Jessica Vanzella | Leo Dugan | Nieves Kounouklos | Diane Hernandez | Chris Mareth | Marnie Mareth | Bebe Greenberg | David Greenberg | Andrea Jenner | James Smith | Veronica Malkowski | Michael Malkowski | Nance Smith | Michael Smith | Tina Baggatta | Mark Martin | Evelyn Baronian | Mason Baronian | Lauri Baronian | Mayra Castro | Cynthia Piana | Phil Anderson | Brandi Abram | John Iriarry | Patti Iriarry | Kathy Brody | Bruna Dietz | Susan Fox | Maria Ippolito | Ann Subrizi | Evelyn Rizzo | Art MacHugh | Elsie Sternbach | Eileen Hryczyk | Leona Hryczk | Shawna McGarry | Sandy Moscaritolo | Alexandra Williamson | Nancy Castelli | Mary Ane | John Groh | Particle Theory | River Edge
Posted: Friday April 12, 2013, 01:44 PM
Popular, easy-drinking pinot grigio is America's favorite Italian white wine.
Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2013, 03:15 PM
The many microclimates of California have made it a hotbed for viticultural experimentation.
Posted: Friday March 15, 2013, 10:05 AM
The word whiskey comes from the Gaelic phrase uisce beatha, meaning "water of life."
Posted: Thursday January 31, 2013, 01:39 PM
Tuthilltown Distillery produces the first whiskey in New York State since Prohibition.
Posted: Friday December 9, 2011, 09:43 AM
Tips for setting a festive table for the holidays.
Posted: Friday March 14, 2014, 02:56 PM
Host the most fashionable party around.
Posted: Tuesday November 8, 2011, 10:03 PM
The Girishkumar family celebrates Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.
Posted: Wednesday July 10, 2013, 09:39 AM
A stormy afternoon in May couldn't dampen the festivities in Saddle River for "A Big Taste of Israel" in support of Gerrard Berman Day School, Solomon Schechter of North Jersey in Oakland.
Gerrard Berman Day School | Solomon Schechter Day School | Stephen Berk | Mark Siegel | Shana Siegel | Foremost RAM Caterers
| Beth Berman Wechsler | Tracy Silna Zur | Michal Levison | Steven Topfer | Rebecca Miller | Susan Bergel | Amy Silna Shafron | William Soukas | Daniel Silna | Joan Silna | Michael Zimering | Risa Blau | Sue Ann Levin | Zahava Trosten | Elaine Schlossberg | Seymour Schlossberg | Leah Greenberg | Howie Greenberg | Ray Sosa | Martin Kenwood | Anne Gunar | Gary Haar | Natalie Haar | Larry Berman | Rosalie Berman | Barbara Moss | Phil Moss | Shana Seigel | Mark Seigel | Gloria Moskowitz | David Teitelbaum | Ellen Teitelbaum | Ira Shulman | Bleu Studio | Colony Florist & Gifts | Express Valet Parking | Imagine Studios | Oakland | Saddle River
Posted: Wednesday May 30, 2012, 02:23 PM
Cilantro, both herb and spice, adds unique flavor to dishes.
Posted: Thursday June 28, 2012, 11:45 AM
Trovini family of Washington Township hosts a deluxe backyard barbecue.
Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2013, 01:35 PM
Naturally sweet and nutrient-packed, sweet potatoes lend themselves to a wide variety of dishes – from simple mashes and casseroles to gratins and pies.
Posted: Tuesday December 24, 2013, 08:10 AM
Every Christmas Eve, John Vitale, owner and chef of Caffe Anello in Westwood, along with his wife, Alissa, prepare the traditional Italian meal known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes for their families.
Posted: Wednesday August 14, 2013, 08:10 AM
There's a lot of gorgeous ground to cover in Bergen County and no better way to see it than atop a beautiful horse.
Posted: Tuesday June 12, 2012, 11:35 AM
Putting the healthful in hot dog.
Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2012, 02:00 PM
A festive family celebration in Tenafly.
Posted: Monday August 5, 2013, 03:24 PM
There was a time when mustard was only used on hot dogs and the condiment was sold in yellow plastic squeeze bottles. Today, mustard is sold in a variety of types and textures – and can hold its own on everything from a sandwich to a gourmet recipe.
Posted: Thursday March 1, 2012, 04:55 AM
The Callaghan family of Ridgewood creates a festive St. Patrick's Day dinner party.
Posted: Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:59 AM
The winter solstice occurs exactly when the Earth's tilt is the farthest away from the sun. At that moment, we are moving from increasing darkness to increasing light. Although the winter solstice...
Harvest Bistro & Bar | Denis Whitton | Russell Stern | Jennifer Hoehn-Stern | | Anne Miller | The Little Flower Shoppe | Lorraine Wile
Posted: Tuesday May 22, 2012, 10:35 AM
Building your own backyard wood-fired, clay oven
Posted: Tuesday January 15, 2013, 03:16 PM
To commemorate the publication of his book, War With Pigeons, Tae Kim and his wife, Hyun, recently hosted a beautiful party at their home with their closest friends and supporters to celebrate the anniversary of his debut novel.
Posted: Thursday March 14, 2013, 02:05 PM
Mary Ellen DePaul of River Edge makes Irish soda bread and delivers it to friends and family around St. Patrick's Day.
Posted: Friday May 3, 2013, 02:24 PM
When it comes to hosting a top-notch party, careful planning is key, but don't forget to look the part by spicing up your fashion to match the festive décor. ¡Olé!
Posted: Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:36 AM
Joe Iurato offers four suggestions to toast to on New Year's Eve.
Posted: Thursday November 8, 2012, 08:48 AM
Gathering the generations around a groaning table is a Thanksgiving tradition. But so is having a kitchen full of assistants helping with the feast.
Posted: Thursday February 2, 2012, 12:05 AM
To make sure you’re prepared, here’s a Super Bowl party checklist to keep handy as you plan your Sunday extravaganza.
Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2011, 03:43 PM
Kevin's Thyme in Ho-Ho-Kus caters some Independence Day revelry in River Vale.
Posted: Friday June 8, 2012, 01:30 PM
Create the perfect grilling station.
Posted: Monday November 21, 2011, 03:40 PM
Cookie Laurita Rooney helps guide hosts through the day with different kinds of guests.
Posted: Monday August 1, 2011, 02:10 PM
Fresh salsa of red, orange, green and yellow peppers, pineapple mango salsa, and corn, avocado and black bean salsa are perfect with homemade tortilla chips and...
Fresh salsa of red, orange, green and yellow peppers, pineapple mango salsa, and corn, avocado and black bean salsa are perfect with homemade tortilla chips and...
Posted: Wednesday April 16, 2014, 01:06 PM
From the fanciful ambience to the flavorful dishes, Café Matisse paints a delicious picture.
Posted: Monday July 11, 2011, 11:30 AM
What's fun about that? Staff writer Bill Ervolino checks out the castle scene and finds jousts, sword fights, knights on horseback and lots and lots of food.
Posted: Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:47 AM
Officially, May is National Burger Month. All well and good for the rest of the country, but around here, every month is burger month.
Posted: Thursday August 9, 2012, 02:37 PM
Experience the best in New-style American cuisine at the Red Parrot Bistro in Englewood.
Posted: Wednesday April 11, 2012, 08:40 AM
Small Plates, Big Taste
Posted: Thursday March 1, 2012, 05:25 AM
A Bit of the Old Sod with a Local Flair.
Posted: Tuesday January 7, 2014, 01:10 PM
Woodstone Pizza Bar & Grill 352 W. Passaic St., Rochelle Park (201) 845-7600
Posted: Wednesday January 16, 2013, 08:00 AM
If Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Bergen County, the solid food and extensive menu at Bel Posto in Hackensack are worth at least a few quarters.
Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2012, 02:29 AM
Laurie Cera, chef and owner of 5 Seasons Bistro in Ridgewood, combines indoor growing and the use of greenhouses and sun-drying to provide year-round access to fresh produce and fresh flavors. With...
Posted: Tuesday October 18, 2011, 09:38 AM
Co-owners and husband-and-wife team Prashanth and Mehrnoush Rayapudi say their goal is to serve authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a casual yet sophisticated setting.
Posted: Friday April 19, 2013, 11:32 AM
With fine Turkish specialties as the primary fare, the name Europe Café & Grill at first seems misleading. Co-owner Ersin Iscan says there are good reasons for it, though — most important being that it's meant to reflect wider regional influences in the cuisine he offers.
Posted: Thursday March 14, 2013, 03:25 PM
The Bouwerie, is where intrepid travelers will find an excellent meal and friendly service in Old Tappan.
Posted: Thursday November 8, 2012, 11:24 AM
With a warm atmosphere inside and an airy patio in the summer months, Fort Lee's Santorini Taverna features a menu of capably prepared standards.
Posted: Thursday August 15, 2013, 12:59 AM
There are steakhouses and there are steakhouses. The former slap some half-decent meat on a plate, throw some sides at you and call themselves a steakhouse. The latter serve up gorgeous cuts of meat with relentless service and a touch of attitude. Cliffs Steakhouse stands firmly among the latter.
Posted: Sunday December 15, 2013, 02:20 PM
If Sergio's Missione aims to satisfy on all fronts, from eminently eatable food to impeccable service, then I have just two words for you: mission accomplished.
Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2011, 02:54 PM
HACKENSACK — Owners Artemisia and Gina Tarkazikis serve authentic Greek cuisine at their family-owned eatery that has become known for not only its fresh food and traditional Greek dishes, but...
Posted: Thursday August 2, 2012, 01:39 PM
The rustic eatery opened on North Maple Avenue in April 2011, and the menu reads like a five-step guide to achieving wood-grilled, farm-raised gastronomic bliss.
Posted: Friday June 29, 2012, 09:00 AM
Pasta e Pollo in Ridgewood has served excellent Italian dishes for 14 years.
Posted: Monday April 15, 2013, 01:58 PM
Lisa's Mediterranean Kitchen is homey and good.
Posted: Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:23 AM
Standing out amid the legions of Italian restaurants in Bergen can be tough. But if combining impeccable service, charming ambience and delicious food is the way to do it, then Dino's Restaurant is well on its way.
Posted: Friday March 29, 2013, 02:06 PM
Dave "Fink" Finkelstein brings good barbecue back to Bergen at his eponymous restaurant.
Posted: Friday March 22, 2013, 03:27 PM
On good nights — say, when the monolithic TV is tuned to the Retro station and diners are entertained by kitschy Bollywood musical numbers from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies — eating at Diwani can feel homey, like dining in front of the tube with takeout.
Posted: Tuesday March 19, 2013, 10:11 AM
Popular Montclair restaurant Raymond's opens in Ridgewood
Posted: Friday March 8, 2013, 02:18 PM
Red Hen Bistro in Wood-Ridge couldn't stray further from the "go big" model. The 22-seat restaurant is open only on Fridays and Saturdays, and walk-ins are not encouraged.
Posted: Friday January 25, 2013, 09:58 AM
In its new location, The Kitchen offers a swanky backdrop for Chef Wade New's remarkable food.
Posted: Friday January 18, 2013, 12:22 AM
Dos Cubanos offers an easy way for those unfamiliar with Cuban food to try it in a lively setting.
Posted: Friday January 11, 2013, 12:04 AM
Bat Barry's is an upscale and striking addition to downtown Westwood.
Posted: Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:52 AM
Their foods are often so distinctly different, it's easy to forget that China and India share a border. But when Chinese immigrants started moving to India, the flavors of each cuisine began to combine into a hybrid cuisine that remains popular in India to this day.
Posted: Thursday February 16, 2012, 11:23 AM
Low-fat doesn't necessarily mean healthier with muffins, so Harvard and the CIA come to the rescue wtih the healthiest muffin recipes.
Posted: Wednesday July 17, 2013, 03:09 PM
Brace yourself for one of the wildest flavor combos ever to grace your dessert plate: guacamole ice cream. It’s about to take center stage in Rosa Mexicano’s Festival de Helados. That’s right – the Ice Cream Festival returns.
Posted: Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:53 AM
Wilhelmine "Willie" LaRusso is quite petite compared to her tall offspring, but when it comes to making meatballs, the great-grandmother stands head and shoulders over everyone in the family.
Posted: Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:59 AM
In the long history of father-son rivalries, families have been divided over power, pride and property, but have they ever fought over salad? Meet the Czarnecki family of North Jersey. Richard, 76, of South Hackensack and Rich, 51, of Wayne, have been competing for years over who makes the best Caesar salad.
Posted: Tuesday November 6, 2012, 11:25 AM
Bergen reality show contestants find out it's best to stay in the kitchen when it's heating up
Posted: Thursday October 25, 2012, 01:23 PM
Simple healthy fare for party fun.
Posted: Thursday October 18, 2012, 03:36 PM
Whether you are looking for a traditional pumpkin loaf or the unexpected, such as a pumpkin crème brûlée, you'll find something to love at Panificio Bolea.
Posted: Thursday August 16, 2012, 01:59 PM
Spirits expert Bob Probert takes a look at four rums with different flavor profiles and the cocktails best suited for each of them
Posted: Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:28 AM
As a cookbook, there is little that is new or novel, but that is just the point. “Contained within these pages are the tried and true recipes that we have enjoyed as a family, and which we love to serve to our guests when we entertain.”
Posted: Wednesday August 1, 2012, 03:15 PM
Kids in the garden and the kitchen.
Posted: Monday June 25, 2012, 10:18 AM
Grilling season is in full swing. And lately it seems as if we're cooking nearly everything over a charcoal, gas or wood-fired flame, including pizza, romaine lettuce for a twist on the Caesar salad, even fruit for dessert.
Posted: Wednesday May 9, 2012, 03:16 PM
Mother’s Day and rhubarb are always connected in my mind. This is a perfect example of the way in which recipes originally cooked on an open fire can be adapted to produce the most delicious results today.
Posted: Thursday May 3, 2012, 01:54 PM
Double the Fun: 'Top Chef' offers party tips for joining Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo celebrations
They'll run the Kentucky Derby on Cinco de Mayo this year, giving party menus all kinds of fun possibilities.
Posted: Wednesday May 2, 2012, 12:42 AM
Served with cold Mexican beer, these tacos would make an outstanding meal for Cinco de Mayo.
Posted: Thursday April 26, 2012, 07:25 AM
Healthy In A Hurry: Deirdre Imus holds "Smart Eating Cooking Demonstration" at John Theurer Cancer Center
Deirdre Imus holds Healthy Eating Cooking Demonstration at the John Theurer Cancer Center.
Deirdre Imus | Manny Alvarez | Robert Garrett | Kerry Hesler | Sheri Hensly | Bogumila Maczka | Stacey Scarpa | Laura Garrett
Posted: Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:53 AM
Ian Knauer has some serious kitchen chops. A former food editor of the late, much-missed Gourmet and regular contributor to a host of other top-flight food magazines and websites, he is a food TV...
Posted: Wednesday March 28, 2012, 10:44 AM
This simple almond-shallot topping goes with just about any simply-cooked vegetable, but it tastes best with green beans.
Posted: Tuesday March 27, 2012, 10:46 AM
Ralph Perrotti, executive chef of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn, and caterer Jesse Jones put their spins on boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2012, 11:52 AM
Banoffee pie may be unfamiliar here, but it’s a wildly favorite pudding (dessert) in Britain, where they love anything banoffee, including ice cream and even cheesecake.
Posted: Friday March 16, 2012, 02:35 PM
Irish Soda Bread recipe
Posted: Thursday March 15, 2012, 01:12 PM
At Twisted Elm, beer features prominently as an ingredient in the corned beef, chili, fish and chips, and even an ice cream float.