Named for the initials of the owner's wife and daughters, Three A's Olde Bar & Grill beckons eaters in with an eclectic menu of Italian specialties and classic pub fare. Chefs use the eatery's signature vodka sauce to coat the stuffed pasta of the specialty lobster ravioli ($14), before they blanket a tortellini alfredo in grilled chicken ($14) to warm stomachs to Italian flavors better than Luciano Pavarotti's infamous bear hugs. Dough tossed into the air daily falls to earth to form the edible canvas for six specialty pizzas painted with toppings such as the house-made pesto, shrimp, and olives of the pizza pesto ($8). Teeth sink into the meaty morsels of homestyle pork chops ($17) or a grilled to order porterhouse steak drizzled in mushroom gravy ($22). Between bites, diners sip the potable blends of eclectic martinis ($10) such as peach cobbler. An original tin ceiling covers patrons as they watch plasma TVs at a hardwood bar or slip into a cozy dining area to serenade a date with operatic renditions of their favorite menu items.
In 2004—on a mission to bolster its community’s wellspring of art, creativity, and education—the nonprofit Bergen Performing Arts Center took over the former John Harms Center, an art deco–style movie and vaudeville palace built in 1926. Today, in the same antique theater where Shakespeare screened his first car-chase movie, the Bergen Performing Arts Center hosts 150 yearly events that bring dance, music, and theatrical productions to an estimated 250,000 annual audience members. Networks like HBO, PBS, and MTV all have filmed international broadcasts on Bergen Performing Arts Center’s stage, which has seen the likes of Tony Bennett, Woody Allen, and the Dixie Chicks.
Gold-leaf writing inscribed across the towering red portico at the entrance to The Shannon Rose Irish Pub announces what one might expect to find inside: “Premium Stouts,” “Irish Whiskies,” and other culinary staples of the Emerald Isles. Behind this imposing entryway lies a series of dining rooms that have a markedly different effect; chandeliers create a sense of intimacy as they illuminate Gaelic artwork and aged hardcovers resting on lofty bookshelves.
Using an unconventional process touted by media outlets such as Fox News, The Sadkhin Complex focuses on helping clients lose excess weight by addressing their hunger at its source. More than 20 years of development have formed the Sadkhin Method, the company's natural, drug-free, and noninvasive approach to weight loss.
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With accolades such as being dubbed the Best Irish Bar in New Jersey in 2010 by NJ.com, you'd expect St. Stephen's Green Publick House to be authentic—and you wouldn't be disappointed. The owners named their traditional pub for the famous St. Stephen's Green park in Dublin. After setting up shop inside a converted, vintage butter-yellow house, they cemented this focus on Irish cultural heritage by installing ample dark wood paneling, hanging old photographs and beer signs, and requiring the serving staff to only respond to questions with Oscar Wilde quips. This authenticity isn't lost on the cuisine: chefs prepare traditional foods ranging from roast beef sandwiches to Guinness beef stew and shepherd's pie. These traditional eats are also served alongside more original fare, including Irish cider-glazed salmon and pan-seared chicken in whiskey sauce. Events such as live music and trivia help keep the dimly lit pub lively four nights a week.