Order the Lobster Pizza at Akai Lounge

When you go out for sushi, you expect a certain kind of experience, rife with minimal decor, a clean and modern presentation, and deliciously fresh flavors. Englewood’s Akai Lounge nails it, to the delight of local sushi lovers!

Start your meal with an order of succulent steamed shrimp dumplings, Prince Edward Island mussels sauteed in a sake butter sauce, or the beef negimaki. When it comes to sushi, the menu is extensive. The nigiri is expertly cut and presented, with beautifully fresh fish receiving the spotlight it deserves. In addition to the classics, Akai Lounge offers a number of innovative and unusual specialty rolls. The Bassterd Roll pairs spicy tuna with avocado and grilled Chilean sea bass, while the Devil’s Advocate is a monster with spicy yellowtail, shrimp, and cucumber topped with red and white tuna, chili sauce, and black tobiko. Akai Lounge also serves a number of cooked dishes and fusion items; try the lobster “pizza” for a unique treat!

Akai Lounge
11 N. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 541-0086
www.akailounge.com/englewood
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Coffee Keeps With Tradition at Havana Espresso

Drip coffee has been around for centuries, and with all the advances in technology, it’s easy to forget that the true art of making exceptional java is a subtle and simple one. At Havana Espresso in Englewood, the proprietors proudly make their coffee the way it’s been done since the 1400s, and locals overwhelmingly choose their product over competing chains.

Here, 100% Arabica beans are roasted locally and ground fresh for maximum flavor. Owner Maria Cristina is incredibly welcoming and friendly, treating all of her customers like family. After you’ve ordered your coffee drink, take some time to peruse the food options. The baked egg white frittatas are hearty and satisfying, and the panini-style sandwiches are out of this world. Go for the classic Cuban, which pairs ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and grainy mustard for an explosion of flavor. The salads are also very good!

Havana Espresso
46 N. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 541-0765
www.havanaespresso.com
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Edgewater “UNDER THE SEA GALA”

The Edgewater Public Schools are raising funds to provide students and teachers with grants that further participation in activities. Join The Edgewater Students and Teachers in a quest to raise $100,000.00 for our kids.

FRIDAY – October 17, 2014 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm at The Palisadium, 700 Palisadium Drive, Cliffside Park, NJ. Tickets are $75.00 or $150.00 per couple. Tickets are not available at the door, email edgewatereducationfoundation@gmail.com.

DJ, dinner, appetizers, and a four-course dinner with wine is included.

Bergen Performing Arts Center: On Stage

The John Harms Center in Englewood originally opened in 1926 as a movie theater, and over the intervening decades, the venue has evolved to become one of the leading cultural institutions in the state. It closed its doors in 2003, but a group of people formed a nonprofit to breathe new life into the venue.

Now named the Bergen Performing Arts Center, this excellent theater space plays host to a wide variety of musical acts, including Sting, Vanessa Williams, and Woody Allen. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra also plays here regularly. In fact, no less an authority than Tony Bennett has called the hall the “best-sounding theatrical hall in the American song tradition.”

Visit the Bergen Performing Arts Center's website to see a calendar of upcoming shows!

Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 816-8168
www.bergenpac.org
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Art and Music Festival

The Annual Edgewater Arts and Music Festival will be on Sunday, September 14 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. This event will be held at Old River Road at Thompson Lane. For more information please visit www.edgewaterartsnj.org.

23rd Annual Edgewater Arts Festival

The Borough of Edgewater is hosting its 23RD ANNUAL EDGEWATER ARTS and MUSIC FESTIVAL on Sunday, September 14th from 11:00am to 6:00pm on Old River Road at Thompson Lane in Shadyside. There will be an art shows, music, and lots of great food.

Come out and meet your Edgewater neighbors and enjoy a great time in our community.

For more information please visit boroughofedgewater.org.

Patisserie Florentine: A French Bakery in Englewood

Englewood’s Patisserie Florentine is a charming artisanal bakery and bistro that aims to source as many ingredients as possible from local, sustainable, and organic providers. Here, only natural sweeteners and colors are used, and the kitchen was designed to minimize the bakery's carbon and energy footprint.

Some of the most popular offerings on the menu include the flaky, buttery croissants and the brioche crowns. The bistro menu is also solid, with some favorites including the hearty quiches, the crepes aux Champignon, and the cod croquettes. Make sure to leave room for dessert, as the crème brulee receives high marks from regulars, and the chocolate molten cake with vanilla Anglaise is creamy and rich.

Visit Patisserie Florentine's website to learn more about this Englewood bakery!

Patisserie Florentine
10 S. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 408-4890
www.patisserieflorentine.com
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Nibble Artisanal Chocolates at Matisse Chocolatier

One of northern New Jersey’s most popular gourmet chocolatiers is located in Englewood: Matisse Chocolatier. It’s a little hard to find; you need to go around the back of the building to find the entrance. But you'll immediately know you're in the right place as you're greeted by the intoxicating aroma of fresh chocolate!

The selection is far too extensive to mention everything, but some can’t-miss creations include the savory, decadent salted caramel chocolates, which are delicate and rich. Other favorites include the chocolate-coated pretzel rods, the almond bark, and the shaped chocolate lollipops. Chocolate-dipped fruit is also very popular, but it’s smart to call in to reserve some in advance, as they're made fresh each day and sell out quickly.

The walls are covered with photographs and endorsements from legions of celebrities who love Matisse's delicacies, including Jersey’s favorite son, Bruce Springsteen.

Matisse Chocolatier
260 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 568-2288
www.getfreshchocolate.com
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Monday MOVIE Night At The Marina

Bring your snacks and enjoy a fantastic movie tomorrow, August 4th at The Marina in Edgewater. They will be showing a spectacular thriller- "JAWS"!

The movie starts at 8pm. If it rains it will be shown at The Community Center.

For more information go to www.edgewaternj.org or call 201-943-1700.

Thursday Night Live Music at The Marina

Join your neighbors and enjoy a wonderful evening of live music right at the Marina. It begins at 8pm. This week's musicians are not yet announced. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy.

For more information go online at www.edgewaternj.org or call 201-943-1700