Sook Pastry: Indulge in a Treat

Indulge in something sweet at Sook Pastry. Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry, crepe, tart, or cookie. When you're craving something more substantial try the tasty sandwiches, soups, savory crepes, or marinated beef tart. Customers say the cookies are some of the best they've ever had. Try the Almond Croissant! Specialty coffee drinks are available to go with the sweet treats like cappuccinos, espresso, latte, and chai tea. The staff is friendly and happy to help you pick out a dessert. There are a few seats inside and outside to enjoy your delectable treat at. Feel free to relax for a while in the laid back environment.

Sook Pastry
24 South Broad Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 493-2500

Fill Your Pantry With Fresh, Healthy Groceries From the Paramus Whole Foods Market

When you’re planning out your grocery list for the week, consider taking your shopping trip to the local Whole Foods Market in Paramus. This popular health food superstore is one of the most frequented grocery stores in the area for its beautiful selection of fresh, local produce, hard-to-find ingredients, and health-boosting supplements that will take all of your dishes to the next level. Whether you’re looking for local bee pollen to add to a dessert or Korean kimchi for tomorrow’s lunch, you’ll find just about everything at Whole Foods Market.

Once you’re done shopping for take-home groceries, sit down to enjoy breakfast or lunch on the go with a selection from the large hot food bars and salad bars. There’s a coffee shop that doles out ethical, organic blends and handcrafted espresso drinks, as well as a bakery counter with all of the pastries and cookies to go along with them.

Whole Foods Market
300 Bergen Town Center
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 226-1244

The Shops at Riverside: Spend the Day Searching for Sales

The Shops at Riverside is a modern shopping center that offers a wide variety of national retailers that people of all ages can enjoy. There’s nothing more satisfying that finding a great deal on a new jacket or that pair of jeans that you’ve had your eye on, and there are always bargains just like that at this popular mall in Hackensack.

Visit clothing stores like Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and H&M, or stop into the mall’s staple department stores, like Bloomingdale's. Designers like Tory Burch, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton all have a home here, while the little ones will enjoy shopping at Gymboree and Pottery Barn Kids. After you’re done shopping, refuel with a meal at The Cheesecake Factory or Au Bon Pain.

For a full list of stores and upcoming sales, visit the Shops at Riverside website.

The Shops at Riverside
390 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Madeleine’s Petit Paris: A Little Taste of Paris Near Windsor at Mariners

At Madeleine’s Petit Paris, the spirit of French cuisine is alive and well. This fine dining restaurant serves an eclectic menu of light French cuisine perfect for celebrating an occasion or simply feting an evening with the ones you love. The restaurant’s homey decor includes touches of the French countryside, including patterned wallpaper, warm fireplaces, and antique dining tables large enough for the whole family (or intimate enough for two).

The menu is separated into a prix-fixe menu with a number of courses, a three-course express lunch menu, and a Sunday brunch buffet with all of your morning favorites. Like any good French restaurant, the desserts are also exquisite. Madeleine’s has a full bar and an exceptional wine list, and on Tuesday evenings, you can even bring your own favorite bottle of wine to pair with your meal.

Madeleine’s Petit Paris
416 Tappan Road
Northvale, NJ 07647
(201) 767-0063

Pantophobia Haunted Attraction in Montvale, New Jersey

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There is a slightly weird and very frightening addition to the local Halloween entertainment landscape this year. Located at DePiero’s Farm, 300 West Grand Avenue in Montvale, Pantophobia Haunted Attraction offers a thrilling mix of special events, scary experiences (the likes of which we've not seen in this area) and even some wholesome family fun. But be warned, the definition of pantophobia is a fear of everything and the people behind this new attraction plan on living up to their name.

Get out and enjoy this Halloween Adventure!

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Bowler City Lanes: You’ll Feel Like a Real Alley Cat at This Fun Locale

You don’t have to be a competitive bowler in order to enjoy a fun game of bowling with friends, and that’s just what you can do at Bowler City Lanes, a spacious and modern bowling facility in Hackensack. Bowler City Lanes has served the area for more than 30 years, but constant updates keep it feeling up to date.

Inside this large facility, there are more than 50 bowling lanes with automatic scoring and optional bumpers that can comfortably accommodate groups of all ages and sizes. The large game room and billiards room are fun for those who don’t prefer bowling, and there are two full bars for of-age guests to enjoy. Fill up on snacks and drinks at the concession stand, then spend the afternoon challenging your friends and family members to lively games of bowling.

Bowler City Lanes
85 Midtown Bridge Approach
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 343-3545

Edgewater Annual Arts & Music Festival

The Edgewater Annual Arts & Music Festival will be held on Sunday, September 20th on Old River Road and Thompson Lane, (Shadyside), in Edgewater, NJ. Get out and enjoy some end of summer fun with music, crafts, paintings, jewelry, and good food.

Friday Night Concert at The Marina

If you think you missed the last free concert last night due to the rain, you’re wrong, it was re-scheduled for tonight Friday September 11 at 7:30 at the Edgewater Marina, 989 River Road. Tonight’s band, “The Rummies”, a classic rock band.

Hope you get out and enjoy this beautiful night!

Bring a Sweet Tooth to Bischoff’s Ice Cream & Candy

People with a sweet tooth all understand that when that sweet craving strikes, there’s nothing you can do but indulge. At Bischoff’s Ice Cream & Candy you’ll find a wide variety of delicious desserts to satisfy any sweet craving, from old-fashioned ice cream sundaes to gourmet chocolates and gummy candies. This charming shop features a colorful wall of candies lining its wooden shelves, as well as more ornate boxes of candy that make perfect gifts for a friend or sweetheart. The shop’s specialty chocolates, truffles, and chocolate-covered sweets fill a separate display case near the register.

If you came for the ice cream, Bischoff’s offers more than 40 homemade flavors from which to choose, and you can get them in a crispy waffle cone or a small bowl. The sundaes and banana splits are some of the shop’s most popular items, however, and they taste even better when shared with a friend!

Bischoff’s Ice Cream & Candy
468 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 836-0333

Reconnect With the Great Outdoors at the Tenafly Nature Center

Everyone could benefit from a bit more time spent outdoors, and if you’re looking to do just that near Windsor at Mariners, consider spending a day at Tenafly Nature Center. This beautiful nature preserve is run by a non-profit organization that aims to preserve the area’s wildlife and natural beauty by maintaining more than 400 acres of wooded areas and bodies of water.

You’ll find all different types of trails winding throughout Tenafly Nature Center, whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll around the pond or a rigorous hike that lasts half of the afternoon. Take nature photos or go bird watching at the many lookout points, or meet up with friends at one of the park’s scheduled Full Moon Hikes. For the little ones, Tenafly Nature Center offers summer camps and after-school programs where they can learn about nature right in the midst of it all.

Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 568-6093

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