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restaurants

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 […]

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restaurants

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 […]

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garden

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 […]

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recipes

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 […]

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garden

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 […]

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recipes

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 […]

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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 […]

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recipes

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 […]

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restaurants

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 […]

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recipes

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. […]

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restaurants

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 […]

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restaurants

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 […]

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restaurants

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 […]

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cocktails

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 […]

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restaurants

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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restaurants

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. […]

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cooking

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 […]

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cooking

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 […]

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Work

Newsroom Meeting

After more than a month of working behind the scenes to launch the new NorthJersey.com, 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, […]

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restaurants

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 […]

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restaurants

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. […]

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restaurants

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 […]

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cooking

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 […]

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restaurants

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