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Bill’s Burgers

Let’s start this New Year off right! Burgers at Bill’s! And a beer, naturally. Bill’s Burger with the works. Delishy! OK, we’ll throw in a few greens. Kale, because Irene is dining with us: Gotta admit Mel, that’s a fine […]


Chilies Rellenos at El Cunao

El Cunao, a new Mexican restaurant in Nyack, is just blowing the doors off everybody! Check out this dish, chilies rellenos! And the quesadilla! Just, wow! Related posts: Torta at El Cunao Recipe: Posole with New Mexican Chilies Saturday Night at […]


Gorgeous Sunset

Simply beautiful sunset at the farm this evening! Oranges! Pinks! Purple! Related posts: Gorgeous Sunset Saturday Night at the Farm: Margies, Movies and a Marvelous Sunset A Beautiful March Sunset On the Longest Day of the Year, Rosé and a […]


A Holiday Cheese Ball

Greg was smitten with a recipe accompanying Kim Severson’s New York Times story about the cheese ball. A midwest — and Southern — staple, it makes us recall the Christmases of our youth. So we made it, to recall the Christmases […]


Front Walk Options

It’s time to redo the front stairs here at SCF. On my recent walk, I snapped a couple of photos for inspiration. What do you think? Related posts: Update on the Patio: Front Walks are Done! Patio Progress: One Front […]


Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Dorie Greenspan, you rascal. This recipe is so insanely delicious. And even better, it’s super-easy and it impresses your guests. It’s essentially a pumpkin stuffed with bread, cheese, bacon and cream. I mean. How can that be bad? It’s excellent […]

cocktails, recipes

Salty Dogs!

Our favorite December cocktail, the Salty Dog! See our previous Salty Dog coverage here: Salty Dogs. Salty Dogs 1 to 1 1/2 grapefruits (juice to equal 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons sea or kosher salt 8 ounces vodka or gin 2 […]


Gingerbread Cookies

I made dough for both Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Men, but this year, we only got around to making the gingerbread. It’s a winner of a recipe, super easy and just enough spices to make it interesting, not dense. Roll […]


Pizza at Marta

Marta was so popular when it opened, it was mobbed no matter what time you went. You were lucky to get a table at 11 p.m. See our previous visit to Marta in Dec. 2015: Pizza at Marta. Now, while […]


Ham, Mushroom and Cheddar Omelet

Julia Child said it’s all in the wrist. But her omelet recipes took up 13 pages “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” My technique is a little less complicated. Maybe not as authentic. But it makes for a nice breakfast. […]


Maureen’s Jazz Cellar

Maureen’s, a new jazz club in Nyack is a honest-to-goodness jazz club, with top-notch talent performing shows, timed and ticketed just like in the city. You get there for a show, you order a couple of drinks or a snack, and […]


Sixty5 on Main

Sixty5 on Main, the newest restaurant in Nyack, could easily have been a disaster. Music venue. Ambitious menu. Enormous space. All signs point to no.   I’m happy to report, though, that the few drinks and snacks we had at […]


Torta at El Cunao

Oh. My. The El Cunao torta at is out of control delicious — and enormous. El Cunao is not messing around with this #torta. Chorizo, egg, beef, beans, onion, pepper, avocado and Oaxaca cheese. No way can I finish. #lohudfood […]


A Christmas Aviation

Celebrate the holiday season with a festive Aviation! Aviation 3 ounces gin 1 ounce maraschino liqueur 1 ounce lemon juice 1 teaspoon creme de violette Combine all in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled […]


Lunch at Cyndia’s

A new favorite lunchtime place near the office: Cyndia’s. It’s an adorable little luncheonette in Totowa, N.J., with all homemade — and delicious — food. Today, in honor of the first flight to Cuba, I ordered a Cubano. The 411 […]

cooking, recipes

Thanksgiving Leftovers

A little egg, a little turkey, a little potato. A lot of yum. Turkey hash with Parmesan, avocado and egg. And hot sauce. Gotta have hot sauce. #sourcherryfarm #lohudfood #njeats #northjerseyeats #northjersey #leftovers #thanksgiving A photo posted by Liz Johnson […]

cocktails, recipes

Sidecars by the Fire

It’s that time of year, when we break out the brandy. Sidecar. Fire. Football. Cheers! #cocktails #lohudfood #njeats #northjersey #northjerseyeats A photo posted by Liz Johnson (@sourcherryfarm) on Nov 25, 2016 at 3:55pm PST Sidecar takes the chill off. Our […]


The Greek Village

A nice little Greek restaurant in Northvale, N.J., just over the border from Tappan. Hand-cut calamari: Greek sausage. Nice! FF with oregano. An unhappy child. My gyro was delishy. Falafel for Samantha. Good food! The 411 on The Greek Village. […]


Steak and Baked Potato Supper

It was one of those Saturday nights when you’re just craving comfort food. So that’s just what we made. First, a little cider. Then, steak, baked potato and mustard greens and arugula from the garden. Divine! The 1980s called; they […]


A Channing Daughters from the Cellar

A few years back, we were members of several Long Island wine clubs. Once a quarter, the wineries would ship us 3-4 bottles of exclusive wine, meant for club customers. This Sculpture Garden from Channing Daughters is among the last […]


Newsroom Meeting

After more than a month of working behind the scenes to launch the new, it finally came alive on Nov. 15. Rick led a newsroom-wide meeting to introduce the new digital team and to celebrate a new beginning. Ed, […]


Cafe Madison in Albany

  Taking off early from Albany after a weekend of Destinate fun! But first, breakfast at Cafe Madison. The restaurant is known for its brunch, and it did not disappoint. Omelet with zucchini and tomatoes: Busy restaurant! And nice enough […]


New World Bistro Bar in Albany

After a long day on the road working (and a little playing), we celebrated our Destinate accomplishments at the New World Bistro Bar. But first, a cocktail at Jack’s Oyster House: Cheers! Then, off to our dinner at New World. […]


Big Wong in Chinatown

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast on a cold winter’s day it’s hard to get something more satisfying than congee, the Chinese rice porridge. It wasn’t exactly chilly the day I tried it at Big Wong, but it was […]


Cooking for Sunday Suppers

About once every 10 weeks, our team of food friends — Tom, Kris, Irene, Suzie, Joe, Moriah and Keith — cook for Sunday Suppers. Sunday Supper, a program to feed people who need a meal in Nyack, is held at Living […]


Didier Dumas Patisserie

A Sunnyside Crepe at Didier Dumas, with spinach and bacon inside. Delishy. Related posts: Sam at Didier Dumas Patisserie Croissants and Crepes at Didier Dumas Didier Dumas is Open! Cafe au Lait at Didier Dumas