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oceanos (fair lawn) or varka (ramsey) for dinner? (or other suggestions)

planning a dinner for my birthday and would like to do it in bergen county. seems that oceanos and varka get good reviews (though pricey). any other possibilities that are cheaper and if not, which is preferable?

Dec 02, 2012
almayee in New Jersey

Sutters' pecan ring

Loved Sutters- went to the one in the Village in the 60's and 70's till it closed down. I remember the crossaints, mocha layer cake with apricot in between, nut cake with raspberry jam - I'll never forget the smell as soon as you walked in! There are still some great bakeries (ie Balthazar in Englewood) but the good ones are usual small with less selection - nothing compares to Sutters!

Dec 17, 2010
almayee in Manhattan

Very Blueberry Muffins

made the recipe and it came out great! made a few changes - lessened the kosher salt to 1 1/4 tsp (like other people, was afraid of too much salt), changed the heavy cream to 8 oz container of plain yogurt (didn't have heavy cream and was afraid it might be too rich), and added some grated lemon rind.

Aug 01, 2008
almayee in Recipes