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Hepatitis Outbreak at New Jersey golf club

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Mendham NJ, according to News12 , Morris County Office of Health Management is reporting that two dozen people contracted hepatitis A last month from a food handler at a New Jersey golf club.

The 23 people contracted the virus at the Mendham Golf & Tennis Club between June 9 and June 30.

All who were exposed were notified on July 5.

The township says the outbreak was contained to the club, which is members only.

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The Cookie Connect Grand Opening In Ridgewood This Friday

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, on Friday the 12th of July Cookie Connect will be holding the Grand Opening event for our second Cookie Connect location!

The event will include:

An augmented reality wall Instagram Giveaway for a $100 Visa Gift Card
1 Free Cookie for the first 100 guests
A T-Shirt giveaway for one of our classic BAKED shirts and some other fun goodies!

The Cookie Connect features a variety of large, overstuffed cookies delivered warm. Ali Jajihaidari the company founder started The Cookie Connect with an app in 2016 and it took off!

Cookie Connect is located at 46 Chestnut St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3804

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Top Places to Eat in Ridgewood

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Traveling is a lot about discovering and the novelties that come with it are the very reason many of us embark on adventures around the globe. If you’re an avid traveler and explorer and you’re also a bit of a foodie interested in visiting Ridgewood, NJ, here are a few places to consider when meal time comes. 

Whether you want to try local foods or have an Asian, Mexican, or French culinary experience, worry not as there is a diversity of restaurants to try. 

Local cuisine

Traveling to a foreign country or even to another town in your country is not complete if you don’t try local dishes. There is something in this experience that will tell you things about the locals, their personality, and the history of the place no book will ever manage to tell you. 

When it comes to Ridgewood, enjoying such sensorial endeavors is part of the great things you can do when visiting the place. You will find places where you can try the local flavors and do so even if you’re a vegetarian or a vegan. 

Some of the most popular and highly-rated places where you can eat local dishes include Raymond’s, Cravings Tapas Bistro, Cafe 37,Sakura-Bana or Mediterraneo in case you want something lighter.  

International cuisine

One of the great things about visiting Ridgewood is that you can try various culinary experiences and cover different preferences. If you’re more into Asian cuisine, rest assured that you will find a place where you can have some memorable dumplings, sesame chicken, or sushi. 

Restaurants such as Dim Sum Dynasty, Bamboo House, and Truly Sichuan Restaurant offer such Asian foods and you will easily find dishes to suit a vegetarian diet. Some of them offer parking nearby and even food delivery services in case you’re too tired to go out. 

If you don’t want to limit your culinary adventure only to the Asian cuisine, you can also try European dishes such as the Spanish ones at El CID Restaurant. Although it is a few miles away from Ridgewood, it is worth trying if you’re into seafood yet you don’t have enough time to prepare seafood dishes at home or your ultralight casting rods didn’t get you the catch you wanted. 

Fine dining

To further enhance your culinary adventure, Ridgewood also shelters a few restaurants that deliver a fine dining experience many tourists and locals have appreciated. La Lanterna is where you can flavor your travel with Italian dishes such as traditional pasta whereas Latour will help you spice up special occasions with attentively and skillfully prepared French dishes. 

In case you feel like trying Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods, Brasserie de Novo is worth adding to your list of options. You can enjoy a variety of tastes and dishes from rich creamy hummus to fish tacos and mussels. 

…and when you’re on a budget

Even if you’ve spent a lot on other things to do when visiting New Jersey and Ridgewood, you can always find restaurants where you can have good food at decent prices. Explore the Korean cuisine at Tofu Stew House and you won’t just get the chance to enjoy delicious dishes but you will do so without breaking the budget.

In case you’re a ramen buff, you can try Tori Ramen Chicken for such dishes. Pizza lovers will also find places where they can have different types of pizza. Although a couple of miles away from Ridgewood, Francesca Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta and John’s Boy Pizzeria are worth trying if you want to diversify your culinary experience with some appetizing pizzas and pasta. 

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Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Farmers’ Market

Ridgewood Farmers Market

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, GRAND OPENING DAY … FARMERS MARKET
EVERY SUNDAY, starting JUNE 23, 2019 9AM-3PM.

FARM TO TABLE…Delicious fresh, vegetables and fruits, the farmers themselves will be there to talk about FARM TO TABLE produce.

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On Wednesday, March 27: Jersey Mike’s Donates 100% of Sales to Local Charities

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Ridgewood NJ, On Wednesday, March 27, Jersey Mike’s Subs expects to generate more than $6 million in sales — and give it all to charity. It’s the sub company’s 9th Annual Day of Giving when more than 1,500 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants nationwide will donate their resources and 100 percent of sales to help local organizations. (View/download b-roll)

Day of Giving is the culmination of Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving fundraising campaign in March, supporting more than 200 local charities across the nation. Partners include hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more. For a list of participating restaurants and charity partners, please visit http://ww.jerseymikes.com/mog/charities.

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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 in 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 license 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

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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