ALSO THIS MONTH
VOL. 39 | NO.04
17 IN BRIEF Hula hooper Izabelle Dean
mesmerizes the crowd at a Montclair
street fair; Maplewood resident Norbert
Leo Butz celebrates women in Girls,
Girls, Girls; get up and go with private
jet service Wheels Up; an undergrad
from Millburn writes his first musical.
24 ONLY IN NEW JERSEY
Commentary By Steve Adubato.
26 SOCIAL DATEBOOK
Celebrations and fund-raisers.
Your guide to fashion and shopping.
33 GANDOLFINI REVEALED The real-life
struggles that brought Tony Soprano to
life. An exclusive preview of the new
biography. By Dan Bischoff
38 THE SIRLOIN SISTERS In a business
dominated by men, Suzanne and Andrea
Strassburger take no bull. By Eric Levin
EAT AND DRINK
80 REVIEWS Scala Del Nonna in
Montclair; Trinity Lounge in Newton;
the Kitchen in Englewood.
82 BEYOND SQUID INK
With photos and recipes, a new book
celebrates chefs’ tattoos and examines
why so many have them. By Eric Levin
86 STATEWIDE DINING
Our latest restaurant listings.
12 FIRST WORD By Kate S. Tomlinson
71 GET OUT Events around New Jersey.
170 EXIT RAMP Quickie novelist Dan
Hurley finds there’s no fast track to
brain power. By Elly Schull Meeks
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