Make Your Easter Dinner in North Jersey Easy… and Your Easter Week Awesome!

Finding the perfect restaurant for your Easter Dinner in North Jersey can make a person’s head spin!  There are so many options to choose from.  This restaurant, or that restaurant, cook at home, or go out?  Where do I bring the kids for their Easter Egg Hunt?  So many Easter decisions to make… double that if you have kids.  Don’t sweat it. We have some ideas for you to make your Bergen County Easter week awesome! Get your Easter baskets filled early! Every Bergenite knows that the crowds at Hanna Krause or Conrads can be brutal the closer to the big day that you get.  Don’t procrastinate!  Chocolate bunnies are available TODAY! Plan your Easter Egg Hunt!  The Bergen County Zoo is offering an Easter Hunt and activities for kids from 12PM to 3PM on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  If that time doesn’t work for you, check with your local town or get thee to a mall!  This year The Garden State Plaza is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny EVERY DAY at 10AM, now until the day before Easter! Get a picture with Easter Bunny! Don’t feel like waiting in line? No problem; The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack let you book your timeslot with the Easter Bunny online! Click here! Feeling adventerous? Hop on the Easter Bunny Train in Glen Rock! This 60 minute train ride is filled with holiday fun and special guest characters! Tickets are $14.50 for Adults and $10.50 for kids. Get your tickets here: Easter Bunny Train Looking for something a little traditional and very Italian for your Easter Dinner dessert? The Easter Wheat Pie (Pastiera di Grano) at Rispoli Pastry Shop in Emerson is fantastic. Trust us. If you are opting for early Easter Dinner instead of Easter Brunch, make sure you get an easy breakfast in… People get grumpy when they are hungry. If you have kids, we like the Bunny pancakes idea from Taste of Home! If your looking for the best Easter Dinner in Bergen County, make sure you get your reservation at Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn! We offer an awesome Easter menu that will satisfy everyone in your family, at a price that it right: $38.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids. (If...

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Looking for a Great St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in Northern New Jersey?

Here is an awesome North Jersey Secret: The best St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in Bergen County is served at an Italian Restaurant.  Don’t believe us?  Then we challenge you to join us on Tuesday, March 17th for dinner!  If you love corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, and beer in one of the most beautifully designed sports bars in North Jersey then you will thank us for the tip! Make your reservations here: I WANT THE BEST CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE IN NEW JERSEY   Looking for a great St. Patrick’s Day parade in Northern New Jersey?   The Bergen County St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being held on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 2:00PM in Bergenfield, NJ and it is awesome! We are big fans of this parade; it is organized by the Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County who have been running it since 1981.  The parade festivities usually begin with a flag raising ceremony at Roy Brown Middle School in Bergenfield at around 1:00PM and then the parade marches up S. Washington Avenue at 2:00PM.  You can check out their Facebook page for updates at https://www.facebook.com/TheBCCIA. And whatever you do, don’t forget to wear something...

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In Search of Chicken Parmigiana in New Jersey?

Nothing screams Italian-American food like Chicken Parmigiana and at Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn, some nights we can’t even keep up with the orders… but it may shock you learn that Chicken Parmigiana is not really a traditional Italian dish. In fact, many food historians suspect that Chicken Parmigiana is actually an international variation of an old traditional Sicilian recipe called “Parmigiana di Melanzane,” which refers to a fried and then baked eggplant dish.  The story goes that Sicilians would dip slices of eggplant in a thin layer of beaten egg, bread and fry them, top them with slices of parmesan cheese and home-made tomato sauce before finally baking them in the oven. Food historian have found writings that describe this method of cooking that are over two hundred years old! The word “Parmigiana” technically means “from Parma,” but the town of Parma is actually in Northern Italy and is, in fact, nowhere near Sicily!  Also, “Parmigiana” has nothing to do with the “Parmesan” cheese sometimes used to make the dish.  Somewhere along the line, Italian-American immigrants in places like New Jersey, New York and Toronto started making their own version of the dish using breaded chicken cutlets, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.  As you can see, it is no wonder that the origins of Chicken Parmigiana have been widely debated among Italian-Americans from all over the country!  In fact, there are many dishes that we enjoy in the United States that just cannot be found in Italy! There is one thing we certain of though; and that’s where you can get the best Chicken Parmigiana in North Jersey!  And that’s right here at Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn! What’s that?  You can’t make it to our famous little Italian Restaurant in Bergen County?  Don’t sweat it!  You can make Sanzari’s Chicken Parmigiana at home! Here is our Best Chicken Parmigiana in New Jersey Recipe: INGREDIENTS 1 cup plain breadcrumbs 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (not the fake stuff) 1/4 tsp dry thyme 1/4 tsp dry oregano 1 tsp fresh parsley, finely minced 8 chicken cutlets (about 1 1/2 pounds total) Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup of flour 2 large eggs 3 cups your favorite tomato sauce, with extra if serving over pasta...

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Vote Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn for Best Italian Restaurant in Bergen County!

It’s October in Bergen County NJ which means that is time for 201 Magazine’s Best of Bergen Poll!  This year we need your help!  If you agree that it is true, please vote for Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn as Best Italian Restaurant in Bergen County! We know that there are a lot of fine Italian restaurants that are competing for this top spot, but we would like to give you the top 5 reasons for choosing Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn: We take pride in our food.  Every plate that leaves our kitchen is important.  We procure the freshest, highest quality ingredients available to make our dishes.  We strive for big flavor, big value and rock solid consistency.  Our signature double cut organic pork chop is going to knock your socks off every time, not just sometimes.  If you are looking for the best cheesecake in New Jersey, we challenge you to try our Dark Fudge Brownie Cheesecake without passing out from complete bliss. We bend over backwards to make our customers comfortable.  If you have been to Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn more than a few times, chances are we know your name and we know what you like. We give you different dining experiences with the same commitment to quality.  You can enjoy your favorite pasta dish over a romantic conversation in a quiet corner of our main dining room, or in while watching your favorite sports team in the hustle and bustle of our bar room. We know how to have fun.  Our staff is full of energy and enthusiasm.  We care about what we do and we have fun doing it.  The weekends at Sanzari’s are legendary.  From the beautifully prepared specials on our dinner menu to the awesome music of Liza and Josh in the bar, Friday and Saturday nights at Sanzari’s are a must for your night out.  If you are a mid-week night owl, we have Jerry Tolve performing in the bar on Wednesday nights!  If you are looking for the best live entertainment in Bergen County, look no further. Our loyal customers are truly awesome and they make you feel like family.  That’s not a silly slogan.  Ask a Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn regular why they keep coming back,...

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Jerry Tolve on Wednesday Nights at Sanzari’s!

Please join us every Wednesday night from 7:30PM to 11:30PM for entertainment at Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn featuring “The Singing DJ” Jerry...

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The Best Business Lunch in Bergen County NJ!

Just in time for the fall!  We are officially announcing our new expanded lunch menu!  Over the past few weeks we have reworked our lunchtime menu to offer additional and new items in an effort to cater to our ever-growing lunch crowd.  The new menu provides our patrons with Italian-inspired favorites at an exceptional value.  If you work in or around Hackensack, the County seat of Bergen County, and are used to leaving the office for lunch, we humbly invite you to stop in and give our brand new lunch menu a try. Our goal is to become the best place for a business lunch in Bergen County!  Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn is in the heart of New Milford, which is centrally located in Bergen County, and is less than 10 minutes from the Superior Courthouse in Hackensack!  If you get a chance to take a lunch break this week, we hope you come spend it with us!  (You can find our new lunch menu and prices at the bottom of this post.)   “Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn is great choice for a quick lunch if you work or live near Hackensack, NJ!”   The Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn NEW Lunch Menu!   APPETIZERS‎ French Onion Soup        7.00 Au gratin style Stuffed Mushrooms       9.00 Sausage and roasted pepper stuffing finished in a sherry demi-glace P.E.I. Mussels                                                                                                                                                                         13.00 Red or white sauce Egg Yolk Raviolo                                                                                                      ...

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