Thursday, June 23, 2011
Patch Picks some of the best restaurants to visit as a family
If you're looking for a restaurant to take the kids, you've come to the right place. We found some local restaurants that are family friendly. What other family friendly restaurants do you know of? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Patch takes a look at interesting companies and products from around the county
This week, Patch searched Bergen County to find companies that offer innovative products or who are breaking the mold in how they do business. Errands, Etc. in Westwood Have something you need to get done but don't have the time or the interest? The Westwood-based couple who own this company would be happy to run any errands you need to get done for a fee. Westwood-Washington Township Patch profiled the couple and their business back in February. EZ2Collect in Fair Lawn Most folks seeking vintage vinyl LPs or hard to find CDs usually have to hike into the city. But Bergen residents have access to music collectibles right in Fair Lawn. As they say on their website, "With more than 60,000 CDs, 75,000 LPs, DVDs, VHS tapes, vintage games, …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
This week Patch Picks looks at some of the best hair salons across Bergen County
Welcome to Patch Picks, a weekly feature highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. This week, Patch Picks looks at some of the best hair salons in the area. Mane On Madison 238 Madison Avenue Wyckoff, NJ 07481 (201) 848-6969 (201) 848-6969 Known for its full range of salon services and community-oriented atmosphere, Mane on Madison has been a Wyckoff staple for nearly a decade. Open Tuesday-Saturday, the salon is equipped with state-of-the-art styling tools and a highly trained staff that offers an array of services. The business demonstrates a strong social conscience, having donated hair that was used to help sop up oil after the …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tito's Burritos shares a Pico de Gallo recipe
Since its debut last December, Tito's Burritos in Ridgewood has been serving delicious Mexican cuisine and wings. For Memorial Day this year, they were nice enough to share their recipe for a huge batch of pico de gallo, the perfect addition to a barbecue. Ingredients: 1 box (25 lbs.) diced tomatoes 2 large onions, diced 1 large handful of finely chopped cilantro 1 cup of salt 4 limes Mix the tomatoes, onions, cilantro and salt. Squeeze the limes into the salsa. Serve as is. For more information about Tito's Burritos, call (201) 857-4619 or visit them at 166 E. Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
From crepes to expertly-crafted Mediterranean these master chefs excel
Chef Sook Sook, 24 South Broad Street, Ridgewood, 201-493-2500 Tossing aside American conventions, this graduate of SoHo's French Culinary School told Patch last month, "Crepes are better than sandwiches.” Formerly with Manhattan's Payard Patisserie, Keum-Sook Park crafts diverse culinary delights such as fruit-filled sweet crepes and savory crepes that, more often than not, back up her bold assertion. Chef Christine Nunn Picnic The Restaurant, 14-25 Plaza Rd, Fair Lawn, 201-796-2700 A relatively new addition to the Northern New Jersey culinary scene, Christine Nunn runs Picnic the Restaurant in Fair Lawn with an obvious true love of Italian food. Nunn, a third-generation Radburn native, studied at the Culinary Institute of America. Chef …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Len Katz, co-owner of The Joker's Child in Fair Lawn, reveals his comics of choice for May 7
Here is a preview of Saturday's national celebration of Free Comic Book Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fair Lawn’s Joker’s Child on River Road, right across from Friendly’s and Dunkin' Donuts. Actually, Free Comic Book Day is more than national. The first Saturday of May each year is “a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away [two million] comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops,” according to the Free Comic Book Day website. This has been going on since 2002. While the celebration is intended to attract the attention of non-comic book fans, it's also an excuse to get people excited about reading, Darren Davis—publisher of Bluewater Comics—told …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This week Patch Picks finds the best places to celebrate the special day with mom
Welcome back to Patch Picks, a weekly feature highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. This week, Patch Picks looks at some of the best places to celebrate Mother's Day. Don't forget the big day is Sunday! Did we miss any good Mother's Day places? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Here's this week Patch Picks of best holiday festivities on May 5.
On May 5, the fajitas will sizzle hotter and the margaritas will flow faster in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. We’ve hunted down the hottest Cinco de Mayo celebrations around Bergen County: 1. Blue Moon Mexican Cafe http://www.bluemoonmexicancafe.com/ Where: 327 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff; 201-891-1331; 42 Kinderkamack Road, Woodcliff Lake; 201-782-9500 Why Go: One of the greatest Cinco de Mayo parties around; featuring Mariachi Bands from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sauza Shot Girls 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with tons of giveaways, and Blue Moon T-shirts to the first 200 guests of the day! 2. Mexicali Live: Cinco De Mayo Bash http://www.mexicalilive.com/ Where: 1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck Why Go: If live music is what you’re looking for to celebrate this …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Here are five local tips for greener living.
Patch shares ways you and your family can go green with your garbage. Recycle Paper: It's not only is it better for the environment, its also better for the economy. It costs about $70 a ton to put garbage in a landfill, whereas paper generates $60 a ton in revenue—a difference of $130 per ton. And when you consider that the average person generates 1,000 pounds of garbage per year (or half a ton!), that's a huge savings. American paper is a valuable commodity on the overseas markets because our paper is made from wood. The Chinese love to buy our paper because the fibers are better quality than their native rice paper's fibers. Shred Smart: When it comes to recycling personal documents, in this age of identity theft, it is important to …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
This week Patch Picks finds the best way for readers to honor Earth Day
Earth Day is April 22 and Patch has searched high and low to find the best way for readers to help the environment and celebrate Earth Day this week. Earth Day Bird Walk with New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society Where/When: Friday April 22 at 10 a.m.; DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst Why Go: Free two hour walk to celebrate Earth Day with Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society Further Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-636-4022 Earth Day Weekend Community Clean Up Where/When: Saturday April 23 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Oakland Municipal Hall Parking Lot Why Go: Clean up sites will be close to the meeting place, on public property only. There is no cost to participate but donations of $10 per adult, $5 per …