Allendale's seasoned skillet wielders sizzle up a menu of breakfast dishes and, according to New Jersey Monthly magazine, some of the best soups, salads, and sandwiches in the state. Awaken sluggish appetites with a selection from the bevy of breakfast spreads, such as the Truck Driver ($7.95)— two eggs, toast, and pancakes, with a choice of bacon, sausage, ham, or CB radio—or the homemade corned-beef hash ($8.25). Or quell the moans of afternoon stomach gnomes with a hearty helping of Kyle’s Famous pulled pork—slow-roasted succulence marinated in a signature barbecue sauce and enswathed between the soft ends of a roll slathered with its pre-fame friend, coleslaw ($7.95). Served on a wide variety of breads, rolls, and wraps, Allendale Eats! sandwiches are made with Boar’s Head brand meats and cheeses, including the Virginia ham ($5.45) and eggplant parmigiana hero ($6.95). Like a vegetable chef's washing machine, Allendale Eats! rotates soup flavors, offering up classics such as chicken noodle ($2.95 for a small cup) and distinctive delicacies such as potato leek, and crab and corn chowder ($3.95 each for a small cup). For junior noshers, a children’s menu slings out a slew of mini meals, such as a chocolate-chip pancake served with bacon and orange juice ($4.95), and the grilled-cheese sandwich served with a cookie and a drink ($4.95). A new, ever-changing dinner menu adds nightly pasta, entree, and dessert specials to the mix.
The staff at Brain Balance Achievement Center connects loose ends in the brain. Instructors assess each child’s academic strengths and shortcomings before building a plan of action, which incorporates both reading, writing, math, study skills, and smart board technology. This approach allows teachers to focus on instilling math, reading, or other basic schoolroom skills.
That luminous glow around which everyone is gathered is not a campfire, and no one is telling stories. Still, they're communing just the same as the do battle with and against one another in Entertainment on Wheels' video-game café. A row of wide-screen HD TVs casts that glow, not a jar full of fireflies, and they flicker with images of the exciting multiplayer Xbox and Wii games. Up to 20 players can engage at the same time, competing in games of Mario Kart, matching moves during bouts of Just Dance, or ducking and running in Halo battles. Party planners can reserve the café for birthday celebrations that can include pizza and cupcakes, as well as visits from Mario and Luigi themselves. Beyond the café, the mobile unit travels to party sites to entertain guests with interactive play.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 500 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as crickets, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
Fresh from its 2009 remodel, the Lakeside Grille at Ramsey Golf and Country Club combines the classic tastes of comfort fare with more fanciful fare. Chef Arthur Toufayan, the mastermind behind the eclectic menu, cut his teeth in the upscale New York kitchens of Aureole and Union Square Café before taking the reins at Lakeside Grille. His culinary philosophy- pivots on fresh, seasonal ingredients, and he applies it deftly to dishes such as homestyle fish ‘n’ chips and pan-seared calf’s liver.More than 30-vintages on the wine list complement meals, and pour forth from the bar, which glows with light from freshly born TVs. The bar area is populated by high-topped tables that accommodate teenage growth spurts that only affect the legs, whereas the abutting dining room’s wood-burning fireplaces crackle and pop cozily. Patrons entering and exiting through the club’s atrium can also drink in unparalleled views of the lush golf green.