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Tiles that beguile

Taken together, these tiny treasures add up to big-time style for walls and floors

Spiced delights

From guacamole to peking duck rolls, dishes prepared at your table somehow seem to elevate the dining experience. Now chaat-Indian snacks usually sold from street-vendor carts-has joined the pantheon of tableside-prep.

Rock on

Fifteen minutes early for a 7:30 reservation at Rocca, and our table wasn't ready-no problem; we didn't expect it to be. The lovely hostess asked us to take a seat in the drafty foyer right inside the door. Within two minutes, she reappeared. "I moved the tables around so you wouldn't have to wait out here- it's too cold."

This spud's for you

They're the culinary equivalent of great jeans, a "humble" pleasure that offers instant comfort, goes with almost everything and on occasion can be dressed up to dazzlingly chic effect.

Steak around

How about some sizzle with that steak? You'll get it-and more-from the slabs of USDA prime beef coming out of the kitchen at Cliffs Steakhouse.

The power of polenta

This versatile cornmeal treat brings a touch of Italy to many a delicious dish is polenta one of those foods you've heard about but don't really know? Have no fear; it's not mysterious.

ABCs of style

It's as if a huge home décor fantasyland dropped from the sky and landed beside Route 80.

Flatly flavorful

"The better part of a year"-that's how long Chris "The better part of a year"-that's how long Chris Saville says he and wife Kate spent in their kitchen before perfecting recipes for the tasty, healthier pizza alternatives they serve up at The Flatz Company in Wyckoff

For the eco-epicure

If you crave a heaping plate of chemicals, hormones and preservatives, pass right on by the Green Door Café in Tenafly (201-567-8226, www.greendoorcafenj.com).

The wizard of us

The Wizard of Us; Lisa Oz, wife of TV's famous doctor, steps out of the shadows with a new book on relationships

Yoga for youngsters

"Child's pose" takes on a whole new meaning at the Happy Elephant Yoga School (201-788-5031, www.happyelephantyoga.com), a Franklin Lakes-based studio that offers private and group yoga to kids and families alike.

Have a ball in Cooperstown

Baseball may be the diamond in this quaint hamlet's crown, but the area offers a whole roster of family-friendly fun-even if you don't know an 'RBI' from a 'BYO'

Summer skin savers

You know all about UVA and UVB rays, but are you doing all you can to protect your skin from summer's dangers? Not if you're like most of us, say local dermatologists. When Bergen Health & Life asked them for tips for summer-proofing your skin, here's what they advised:

The ride of a lifetime

Maybe that Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo is a bit out of reach as a permanent fixture in your garage-but thanks to Gotham Dream Cars (212-957-4400, www.gothamdreamcars.com), getting behind the wheel of a coveted car doesn't have to be a mere fantasy.

Bergen's Cover Girl 2010

We invited, they entered, and here they are: the Bergen beauties who won our Second Annual Cover Girl Contest

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