Northern Bergen County has been hit by the Coronavirus. Multiple cities have assigned curfews and regulations of groups of people are meant to prevent the further spread of the virus. Nothing is open past 8 o’clock and the only place you will really see people is grocery stores around the area. Luckily for us, most places still offer delivery and take out options. Some places I definitely recommend are Tenafly Classic Diner, Fort Lee Pizzeria, Brownstone Pancake Factory, Tani in Englewood, Bartolomeos, etc. All these eateries offer high quality, fresh food for a cheap price! The pandemic may stop us from going out and enjoying the ambiance of these locations, but it will definitely not stop us from enjoying these delicious meals in the comfort of our own homes! If cooking is not your thing or you don’t feel comfortable going to the grocery store, these options may be perfect for you!
In 1968, Chinese-American physician Robert Ho Man Kwok penned what he thought was a lighthearted letter to The New England Journal of Medicine. He wrote of experiencing numbness, palpitations, and weakness after eating in Chinese restaurants in the US, and wondered whether the monosodium glutamate used by the cooks here might be behind his strange illness. The consequences of Kwok’s letter were far-reaching and devastating. MSG, then a common food enhancer, was immediately tagged as a toxin in the public eye, a move supported by flawed “research”, and was removed from nearly every commercially-available food found on store shelves.