(201) Best of Bergen 2016 Edition - Page 14

Casual Dining Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bagels, burgers and barbecue. The choices among Bergen’s cafes, diners and other casual eateries are endless. Best part is that you can grab some great grub in your own downtown to get them. FEATURING THE BEST ALFRESCO DINING BREAKFAST | BRUNCH | BARBECUE BURGERS | KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT DESSERT | GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANT DINER | PIZZA | PUB GRUB | TAPAS BEST BARBECUE Fink’s BBQ Smokehouse 26 W. MADISON AVE., DUMONT (201) 384-3210, FINKSBBQSMOKEHOUSE.COM Fink’s seems to lead the proverbial “charmed life” with three wins in a row in this smoking category. If you love pulled pork, then “Q” up a chair and get ready for pulled pork and so much more. RUNNER-UP: BOURBON BBQ WYCKOFF CUBBY’S HACKENSACK (201) readers love their barbecue and both Bourbon and Cubby’s have the secret sauce and something more. Bourbon BBQ offers savory hickory-smoked pork or Kentucky-fried steak and Bobby Egan has been pleasing crowds at Cubby’s for years. Raymond’s 101 E. RIDGEWOOD AVE. RIDGEWOOD, (201) 445-5125 RAYMONDSNJ.COM A Mexican scramble with crisp tortillas, poblanos and salsa verde and Norwegian eggs Benedict served with smoked salmon, potato cakes and herbed hollandaise sauce are just three of the many reasons that patrons flock to Raymond’s for brunch. Its international menu is a festival of flavors for those who enjoy a midday meal on a quiet Sunday. RUNNER-UP: GIOVANNA’S RAMSEY At Giovanna’s, everything is made from scratch, from frittatas to French toast, omelets to chocolate chip pancakes. Enjoy classic brunch favorites in an Italian-A Y\