Sweet Fall Breakfast Treats

About nine years ago, Maureen Heller stopped by La Vie En Rose to pick up a cake and discovered that the owner was interested in selling. That was all she “kneaded” to know. She soon took over the bakery-cafe at 10 W. Prospect St. in Waldwick, where she and her staff bring together European ambiance, creative cuisine and quality ingredients whipping up…


When considering where he was going to open his new sushi restaurant, David Seo performed a unique type of market study in several potential locations. He would find the nearest Starbucks and count how many customers entered the establishment on a given day. He analyzed foot traffic in towns like Summit, Madison and Westfield, but there was no contest when it came…

Food for Thought

Stories from NJ Diners by Michael C. Gabriele Frequent diner customers, look no further for a book that combines eclectic New Jersey diner culture with hit local favorites. Learn about the history of Pal’s Diner, a legendary diner formerly located in Mahwah, which had customers lining up out the door during its heyday in the 1950s. To New Jersey residents, as this newly released…

Welcome to Northwest Bergen Lifestyle’s October “Foodie” Issue!

We had a lot of fun harvesting some great restaurant ideas that feature experiential dining at its finest throughout northwest Bergen! As school, sports and special events gear up throughout the fall, now is the time to find a new and different place to relax and dine. We discovered some great newer restaurants as well as … Continued

Carved into the Community

When you are in the mood for some amazing ribs, a juicy burger or perhaps just want to catch the game on Sunday afternoon, take a slow ride down Sicomac Avenue in Wyckoff until you see a mailbox labeled “The Barn.” Turn into the gravel parking lot and step back into a bit of Wyckoff history.

October 2019 Around Town

Ice Cream by Mike Has Vegan Offerings Ice Cream by Mike, located in Ridgewood, has expanded its range of flavors to include vegan offerings. The high-quality vegan flavors are made with a creamy coconut milk base, which makes them completely free of animal products. There are four vegan options available: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and blueberry. The … Continued

Moveable Feast: Fourth Annual Hermitage Food Truck Festival

The Annual Hermitage Food Truck Festival benefits the Hermitage Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Ho-Ho-Kus. The Gothic Revival mansion dates back to the mid-1800s and offers tours and exhibits featuring collections from its 200-plus years of history. The historic house incorporates a stone structure that was visited during the Revolutionary War by George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. TheHermitage.org


Although the word "tapas" originates from the Spanish language meaning “small portions,” don’t assume Cravings is just another Spanish restaurant. Stanka Safian, the general manager, likes to define the cuisine as an infusion of Spanish tastes. This means traditional favorites like octopus and paella are recreated in new and innovative ways and then complemented with other delightful ethnic offerings such…

Kitchen Accomplished

Last year when a Wyckoff couple wanted to update their kitchen, they turned to Bart Lidsky, owner of Ridgewood’s The Hammer & Nail for a complete refresh and renovation. They came to the right place.