Bergen County Restaurant Openings, Closings 10/10/2019

Get ready for tacos, smoothie bowls and lots of BBQ.

Kimchi Smoke could be coming back to Bergenfield.
Kimchi Smoke could be coming back to Bergenfield. Photo Credit: Kimchi Smoke

Reported initially by, here are some of the restaurants coming and going in the area.

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Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, Woodcliff Lake: After 17 years in business, the franchise sold its Kinderkamack Road spot. Locations in Englewood and Wyckoff remain open.


Kimchi Smoke, Bergenfield: After leaving for Westwood four years ago, the BBQ joint is opening a store in Foster Village, according to signage in the window. No word yet on opening date. 

Rockin' Roots, Hillsdale: Michael Merida, of Mezza in Westwood and then Cravings Tapas Bistro in Ridgewood, has opened this plant-based cafe. The menu boasts rice and quinoa bowls, oats, acai bowls, pastries, coffee, soups, smoothies and more. Open now at 343 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale.

The Pit, Edgewater: More BBQ, how's that sound? The Texas-style joint is serving up pulled BBQ chicken, BBQ sausage, fried catfish, ribs, coleslaw potato salad and so much more. Closed on Sundays at 33 NJ-5 in Edgewater.

J&L's Taco Loco, East Rutherford: The Park Avenue taqueria bills itself as a traditional Mexican and El Salvadorian restaurant serving Pupusas, tacos, quesadillas, and more Hispanic cuisine.

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