Rachael Robbins, the bubbly mixologist better known in the beverage industry and on Instagram as the “Chickologist,” pours all her passion into shaking up inventive concoctions to the delight of thirsty patrons. In the first edition of our new column, The Chickologist, learn how this aspiring actress was enticed by the effervescent, fast-paced world of mixology and the secret behind ... Read More »

35 Years of the River Palm Terrace

River Palm Terrace - Face Off - Fall 2018

For decades, The River Palm Terrace {416 River Rd., Edgewater, NJ; 201-224-2013; riverpalm.com} has painstakingly upheld its reputation as one of North Jersey’s finest steakhouses. Serving top-grade steaks and chops, fresh seafood from the waters of Africa and Alaska, creative sushi, and a medley of seductive desserts, The River Palm Terrace is committed to delivering the best dining experience. Constantly ... Read More »

Our Favorite BYOB Eateries

Here are some of our favorite bring-your-own-bottle restaurants (as well as places to pick up a bottle). Now you can pair a mouthwatering meal with your favorite beverage. Bergen County Café Panache {130 East Main Street, Ramsey; 201.934.0030; cafepanachenj.com} Located in the heart of downtown Ramsey is Café Panache: an elegant BYOB restaurant that has pleased diners for over 30 years. ... Read More »

Romance On The Hudson


We all enjoy a romantic rendezvous from time to time, and more often than not, date nights begin or end around a lovely meal. Now, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to consider upping your date-night game. The search is on for delicious food and the perfect ambiance. What’s the best bet for an amorous outing, right ... Read More »

SPOTLIGHT ON: sofia restaurant

Sofia Englewood

Seeking a steak cooked to perfection or a mouthwatering Italian meal before your show? Sofia {36 Engle Street, Englewood; 201.541.8530; sofiaenglewood.com} offers up both, only a seven-minute walk away from bergenPAC. Formerly known as Smoke Chophouse, this Sherlock-Holmes-esque steakhouse and cigar emporium was transformed (with a lot of time and effort by the owner) into a bright, chic Italian Steakhouse, ... Read More »

Latin America, Plate by Plate

Latin America, Plate by Plate Empanadas. Ceviche. Tamales. Quesadillas…the list goes on, and whether it is spicy, salty, or sweet, we all have a favorite Latin specialty. How did this irresistible cuisine originate? The Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas—the early occupants of what we refer to today as Latin America—helped shape the modern version of Latin cuisine. The cookery of these ... Read More »

Savor Italian Flavors with Chazz Palminteri

Savor Italian Flavors with Chazz Palminteri

The quintessential Bronx boy—not satisfied to rest on his laurels after enjoying success as an Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, and producer— Chazz Palminteri has shown yet again that he’s unwilling to waste even a single drop of his talent. And like his acclaimed story, “A Bronx Tale”—first a one-man show, then a film, and now a Broadway musical—Chazz Palminteri Ristorante ... Read More »

Dinner in a Show at iPic Theater

iPic Theater in Fort Lee brings gourmet food and libations to moviegoers

In search of a date-night idea that’s a step above what you’re used to? Look no farther than Fort Lee. The new iPic Hudson Lights {2023 Hudson Street, Fort Lee; 201.582.7100; ipictheaters.com} raises the bar on the classic “dinner and a movie” standby with its high-end cuisine and cocktails, delivered right to your seat while you’re enjoying the most recent ... Read More »

Grape Ideas from Make Wine With Us

Making wine is any wine lover’s dream—the perfect blend of tasting and crafting. Luckily for New Jersey oenophiles, Make Wine With Us in Wallington offers both experiences in one location. All it takes to get started is a passion for good wine and a desire to learn. Make Wine With Us has simplified the winemaking process so that each step ... Read More »

From Basque to Bordeaux

By Monica Parpal Tucked into the southwest corner of France, bordered by the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic coastline, lies the French region of Aquitaine. About the size of Belgium, Aquitaine (French for “land of water”) encapsulates diverse geographical, historical, and cultural characteristics. The terrain climbs skyward with imposing peaks to the south, descends into vinecovered landscape to the north, ... Read More »

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