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Today is National Ravioli Day

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, According to Sara Murray of National Today ,nothing says home cooking like a plate of ravioli. With National Ravioli Day tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20, I’m writing to suggest a story about how much Americans love this humble pasta.

Consider this: 

50% of Americans spend 30 minutes or less per day on meal prep. Meaning easy, quick, and wholesome meal options that can fill a family up are a prized resource. 

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Are You Looking for Restaurant Insurance?

Insurance, especially in the hospitality industry, is a necessity today. No matter how small you think your restaurant is, it is exposed to a multitude of risks that could wipe you out of business in an instant. It is important to understand what risks your restaurant is exposed to in order to be able to protect yourself against losses.

Here are 5 important factors to put to mind when looking for an insurance cover for your restaurant;

i) Food poisoning

Your restaurant will always strive to ensure food safety through proper handling and by ensuring that you avoid spoilage and cross-contamination. An occasional slip by a not-so-vigilant employee could result in food poisoning for your patrons. Extended power outages could also result in food spoilage. This is why it is important to consider taking up an insurance cover for food contamination.

ii) Fire Safety

This is an absolute necessity if alcohol is on the menu in your restaurant. You never know when a drunk will start a fight and cause bodily harm or damage to the property. Such fights can result in lawsuits against your restaurant. It is, however, important to keep in mind that it is illegal to sell alcohol to minors and such claims won’t be taken up by your insurance. Be keen to also observe local laws regarding the sale of alcohol.

iii) Equipment Breakdown

Equipment will at times break down, whether from power surges, mechanical failure or irregular maintenance. Such breakdowns can be costly to the business without a proper insurance cover. Such a breakdown can result in loss of income and extra costs in replacing equipment. When looking for Restaurant Insurance, it is important to get a cover that protects you in the event of the breakdown of equipment.

iv) Theft and fraud by employees

Internal theft by employees is one of the biggest challenges players in the hospitality industry face today. You are bound to experience some form of theft or fraud by your employees. Sometimes the theft is minor that you can let it go with a warning, but at times it so big it results in the restaurant experiencing huge losses in income. Whether it is theft of cash, foodstuffs or the assets owned by the restaurant, you need to be adequately prepared for when it happens by getting the right cover.

v) Insurance cover for Liquor Liability

There are safety requirements, such as fire fighting equipment and training, that you will need to fulfil before getting a licence to operate your restaurant. This is aimed at reducing the risk of fires occurring and the severity of them should they occur. In as much as you may feel this is enough, you may still need to get a cover for the property against fire. There is also the risk of fire from an arson attack.

Getting the right insurance policy for your restaurant is not an easy task and you shouldn’t hurry it. Shop around and if need be, take different insurance policies for different risks. It might seem expensive, but losing all your investment to a simple risk that could have been covered will be more painful.

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Valley Hospital Sponsors Restaurant Week in Ridgewood January 13-17th, 20-24th, and 27-31st

RESTAURANT WEEKS START:
January 13-17, 2019
January 20-24, 2019
January 27-31, 2019
Sunday-Thursday
Check below for participating restaurant and details –

Valley Hospital presents in partnership with the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce

Winter Restaurant Week 2019!For fifteen days, participating restaurants and caterers are offering you the chance to “experience” dining in Ridgewood or in your home.

Each chef is preparing a tantalizing 3-course, prix-fixe menu at $30.19.
Call the restaurant for selections and reservations.

Participating Restaurants
Pearl Restaurant- 201-857-5100

White Maple Café-201-4471953

Raymonds-201-445-5125

ROOTS Steakhouse-201-444-1922
Lunch only

Bareburger-201-528-5133

Office Tavern & Grill-201-652-1070

FINCA-201-444-1199

Cravings Tapas Bistro-201-857-8533

Park West Tavern-201-445-5400

Latour-201-445-5056-Lunch only and
M-Thr., weeks of 1/20-1/24, 1/27-1/31.

Jacks Lobster Rolls-973-800-7400

Lisa’s Mediterranean Cuisine-201-251-8686

Piccolo Bistro Italian- 201-882-1111

Santoni’s Pizza- 201-389-6810

Smoked 2Go- 201-447-6653-call for times open

Steel Wheel Tavern- 201-882-1800

Truly Sichuan- 201-857-3830

It’s Greek to Me
Two dinners for $30.19- 201-612-2600

Sweet Treats:
Ben&Jerry’s-201-689-1122
Ice Cream by Mike-201-343-4514
Kilwins-Ridgewood-201-445-4837

Nutritional:
Playa Bowls- 201-639-2700
Samba Bowls- 201-857-5015

Catering:
Chestnut Catering and Deli- 201-445-3031
Family Dinners

Wines and More:
Public Wine, Beer and Spirits-201-857-0316
Ridgewood Wine Seller- 201-444-3300
Super Cellars Fine Wines and Marketplace:
201-444-0012

Adding new eating establishments everyday.
check back for all the participants.

Sunday-Thursday
January 13-17, 2019
January 20-24, 2019
January 27-31, 2019

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National Pizza Week 2019 runs January 13th to the 19th

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, if you are still recovering from the holidays and all the cooking involved, pizza just might be the solution. Low-effort and very shareable, it’s the answer to the mid-January, post-holiday gloom.

The second full week of January (Jan. 13 to 19 this year) just happens to be National Pizza Week.


Here is a list of some local places to help you celebrate National Pizza Week .


1. S. Egidio
(201) 389-3525
17 N Broad St

2. Brooklyn’s Coal Burning Brick Oven Pizza
(201) 493-7600
15 Oak St

3. A Mano
(201) 493-2000
24 Franklin Ave

4. Santoni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant
(201) 389-6810
88 Godwin Ave

5. Renato’s Pizza
(201) 652-3554
36 S Maple Ave

6. Puzo’s Family Restaurant
(201) 445-3332
16 W Ridgewood Ave

7. John’s Boy Pizzeria
(201) 652-8188
206 1/2 Rock Rd

8. Francesca Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
(201) 251-1199
234 Rock Rd

9. The Best of Everything
(201) 670-7575
29 Oak St

10. Stella Artisan Italian
(201) 857-2677
18 E Ridgewood Ave

11. Garbo’s Italian Deli & Liquors
(201) 652-4494
7 Sheridan Ave

12. Felina Restaurant & Bar
(551) 276-5454
54 E Ridgewood Ave

13. Park Wood Deli
(201) 689-0855
342 Erie Ave

14. Pizzaiolo by Brothers
(201) 444-4944
85 Godwin Ave

15. The Sicilian Sun
(201) 444-3494
604 North Maple Ave

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Valley Hospital Sponsors Restaurant Week in Ridgewood Jan. 13-17, Jan. 20-24, Jan. 27-31

CBD Ridgewood by ArtChick

photo by ArtChick

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Valley Hospital presents in partnership with the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce

Winter Restaurant Week 2019!
For fifteen days, participating restaurants and caterers are offering you the chance to “experience” dining in Ridgewood or in your home.

Each chef is preparing a tantalizing 3-course, prix-fixe menu at $30.19.
Call the restaurant for selections and reservations.

Participating Restaurants
Pearl Restaurant- 201-857-5100

White Maple Café-201-4471953

Raymonds-201-445-5125

ROOTS Steakhouse-201-444-1922
Lunch only

Bareburger-201-528-5133

Office Tavern & Grill-201-652-1070

FINCA-201-444-1199

Cravings Tapas Bistro-201-857-8533

Park West Tavern-201-445-5400

Latour-201-445-5056-Lunch only and
M-Thr., weeks of 1/20-1/24, 1/27-1/31.

Jacks Lobster Rolls-973-800-7400

Lisa’s Mediterranean Cuisine-201-251-8686

Piccolo Bistro Italian- 201-882-1111

Santoni’s Pizza- 201-389-6810

Smoked 2Go- 201-447-6653-call for times open

Steel Wheel Tavern- 201-882-1800

Truly Sichuan- 201-857-3830

It’s Greek to Me
Two dinners for $30.19- 201-612-2600

Sweet Treats:
Ben&Jerry’s-201-689-1122
Ice Cream by Mike-201-343-4514
Kilwins-Ridgewood-201-445-4837

Nutritional:
Playa Bowls- 201-639-2700
Samba Bowls- 201-857-5015

Catering:
Chestnut Catering and Deli- 201-445-3031
Family Dinners

Wines and More:
Public Wine, Beer and Spirits-201-857-0316
Ridgewood Wine Seller- 201-444-3300
Super Cellars Fine Wines and Marketplace:
201-444-0012

Adding new eating establishments everyday.
check back for all the participants.

Sunday-Thursday
January 13-17, 2019
January 20-24, 2019
January 27-31, 2019

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Ridgewood Retail Food Establishment Inspection Report – Q3

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Retail Food Establishments Q3 2018 Inspection Report . The Q3 report shows no restaurants in the Village with an unsatisfactory rating .

The retail food establishment operator shall post the most recent evaluation placard in a conspicuous place so the public may view the placard. The evaluation placard shall identify that the establishment is one of the following:

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Americans Spend More on Taxes Than on Food, Clothing Combined in 2017

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s new data on consumer expenditures, released this month.“Consumer units” (which include families, financially independent individuals, and people living in a single household who share expenses) spent an average of $9,562 on food and clothing in 2017, according to BLS. But they spent $16,749 on federal, state and local taxes.

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B.GOOD Rolls Out New Fresh Handmade Wraps

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  Starting today, B.GOOD, the industry pioneer in providing great tasting, locally sourced burgers, bowls, salads and smoothies, is rolling out fresh handmade wraps for the first-time to its menu at all U.S. locations.

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Ridgewood Chamber Annual Farmer’s Market

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Chamber Annual Farmer’s Market, Sun, June 24, 2018 – Sun, November 18, 2018 , Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
at the Train Station Parking Lot, Godwin Ave and W. Ridgewood Avenue.

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Restaurant with Rooftop Bar Opening in the Old “Fish” Space in Ridgewood

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s restaurant scene is about to welcome a new venue. Felina Restaurant and Bar. Felina, which will occupy the space that formerly housed seafood restaurant Fish in the old Bank of America ,Art Deco bank building  at 54 E. Ridgewood Avenue. in the heart of the Central Business District in Ridgewood, and will feature masterfully prepared meals by acclaimed chef Anthony Bucco and the first of its kind in Ridgewood ,a rooftop bar.

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