American Bulldog Coffee Roasters: Sip a Cup of Joe Next to the Fireplace

Next time you find yourself hankering for a cup of coffee, try American Bulldog Coffee Roasters. This Ridgewood coffee house roasts its own beans, buys only fair-trade coffee, and offers a menu of organic fare. If you stop by in the morning on your way to the office, be sure to pick up a buttery croissant or blueberry muffin along with your cup of joe, and if you're stopping by around noon, be sure to order a cup of soup (varieties change daily) and a grilled cheese sandwich or slice of quiche.

If you have time to sit down and enjoy yourself, however, regulars suggest you head straight for the tables near the fireplace. If it's chilly outside you'll be able to warm yourself up near the cozy fire, and like all good coffee shops, American Bulldog offers free Wi-Fi, so you'll be able to catch up on your email or post to your social media accounts with ease.

American Bulldog Coffee Roasters
31 North Broad Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 857-4176 wood/435997833218797

Jerry’s Gourmet: Imported Specialty Gourmet Fare in Englewood

Jerry’s Gourmet is a popular Englewood destination for specialty gourmet products, including fine meats and cheeses, pastas, sauces, sweets, oils, vinegars, tea, coffee, and wine. Founder Jerry Turci started out in the cosmetics business, but when the warehouse he purchased in New Jersey had a retail-zoned storefront, he decided on a whim to get into the grocery business. After a trip to London, he renovated the store and what would become Jerry’s was born.

Jerry’s love of authentic Italian food led him to source exceptional meats and cheeses from the region’s best purveyors at fair prices. Every day the deli counter serves up as many as 60 different Italian dishes, while the cheese selection offers more than 600 different kinds of cheese. (Don't miss Jerry's house-made mozzarella.) Jerry’s even has its own private label pasta sauces, which win raves from Italian fare aficionados. Throw in plenty of free samples, and you have a store for the ages.

Jerry's Gourmet is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Jerry's Gourmet
410 S. Dean Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 871-7108


The Edgewater Community Center is hosting a free Rabies Clinic on January 31, 2015 from 10am – 2pm.

For more information please contact The Borough of Edgewater at 201-943-1700 or

The Museum at FIT: Wearable Works of Art

The Museum at FIT is a must see for fashion fans. Featuring an eclectic mix of the best of the fashion world, The Museum at FIT is replete with so many interesting exhibitions highlighting the best and brightest names in fashion. One current exhibition compares original pieces of fashion and their copies to explore the question of authenticity in fashion. Other exhibitions survey the history of fashion itself, exhibiting interesting pieces from fashion’s most recognizable names.

The Museum at FIT is a great place for all, whether you are interested in the entering fashion world or just wish to see some beautiful pieces of clothing. Admission to The Museum at FIT is free, allowing one and all to experience the majesty of the fashion world up close. Visit the Museum's website to find out more.

The Museum at FIT
7th Ave at West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 217-5970

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

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


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

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

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

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