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Peek Inside Indian-Pakistani Restaurant Spicing Up Downtown Hackensack Peek Inside Indian-Pakistani Restaurant Spicing Up Downtown Hackensack
Peek Inside Indian-Pakistani Restaurant Spicing Up Downtown Hackensack A brand-new restaurant specializing in Indian and Pakistani cuisine has opened in Bergen County. Parathas & Platters held a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month on Main Street in Hackensack. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Parathas & Platters (@parathas.platters) Cecilia Levine Cecilia Levine The restaurant, which is 100 percent Halal, has rice platters and parathas, or flatbreads, which can be eaten plain or stuffed with meats and vegetables. Its owners already own two other restaurants, Dera in Spring Valley,…
Dunkin' Opening Newly Remodeled Store In Bergen County Dunkin' Opening Newly Remodeled Store In Bergen County
Dunkin' Opening Newly Remodeled Store In Bergen County Dunkin' is introducing a new concept to Bergen County. The store at 233 N. Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey will be celebrating a grand reopening of its Ramsey location on Friday, May 31.  The first 100 guests will receive a coupon book containing four free medium hot or iced coffee coupons per month for 14 months. The coupon books will be distributed at 9 a.m. Dunkin’ Rewards members, and those who sign up for Dunkin’ Rewards, can spin a Dunkin’ prize wheel to receive complimentary merchandise, including Dunkin’ cups, sunglasses, cinch bags and pens, beginning at 9 a.m. The 2,100-square-…
Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County
Acclaimed French Restaurant Opening Second Location In Hudson County Diners in Hudson County are going to be saying "ooh la la" to its newest addition to the restaurant scene. Faubourg, a French restaurant that opened to acclaim in Montclair in 2019, is opening a second location in Weehawken this summer at 1100 Avenue at Port Imperial, a block from the Hudson River waterfront.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Faubourg Montclair (@faubourgmontclair) Dominique Paulin and Chef Oliver Muller said every detail in the new restaurant is "meticulously planned" to enhance the guest experience, with Fa…
Buffalo Wild Wings Opens In North Jersey, Offering Free Wings For A Year Buffalo Wild Wings Opens In North Jersey, Offering Free Wings For A Year
Buffalo Wild Wings Opens In North Jersey, Offering Free Wings For A Year Want to eat 312 chicken wings over the course of a year for free? Head to Bergen County and get in line. The first Buffalo Wild Wings in Bergen County is opening in Fair Lawn on Wednesday, March 27 at 2108 Maple Ave. in the ShopRite Shopping Plaza at 10:30 a.m.  The first 50 guests in line will get a voucher for six free wings every week for 52 weeks at the Fair Lawn location. The 1,300 square-foot restaurant will offer traditional and boneless wings, chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches, burgers, sides and 26 Buffalo Wild Wings signature sauces and dry rubs. The restaurant is open Su…
Bistro, Bocce, Bowling Hall Sets Opening Date At NJ Mall Bistro, Bocce, Bowling Hall Sets Opening Date At NJ Mall
Bistro, Bocce, Bowling Hall Sets Opening Date At NJ Mall A new venue in Paramus is hoping to combine good food and a fun night out. Pinstripes, a bistro with bowling and bocce is opening at Westfield Garden State Plaza on Friday, Feb. 16.  This is the restaurant's first location in the Garden State and 16th nationwide. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The MoCoShow (MCS) (@themocoshow) Italian-American cuisine is on the menu along with three bocce courts and 13 bowing lanes as part of the more than 30,000 square feet complex.  Food offerings include chicken and goat cheese pa…
NYC Pizzeria Known For Chimichurri Pie Lands In Clifton NYC Pizzeria Known For Chimichurri Pie Lands In Clifton
NYC Pizzeria Known For Chimichurri Pie Lands In Clifton A New York City pizzeria that landed in New Jersey last year is expanding in the Garden State. Wahizza is coming to Clifton. The pizzeria which originated in Washington Heights, boasts "high-quality artisan oven baked pizza," according to its website.  It opened in Ridgefield Park in the last year, and has opened at 150 7th St., in Clifton, according to its Instagram page. Wahizza says its most popular pie is the chimichurri Dominican pizza. Chimpizza og_papafern Wahizza appeared to have held a soft opening this week.
Celebrity Chef Opening Action-Packed Restaurant In North Jersey Mall Celebrity Chef Opening Action-Packed Restaurant In North Jersey Mall
Celebrity Chef Opening Action-Packed Restaurant In North Jersey Mall Guests will get a front-row seat to the action at one celebrity chef's new restaurant, coming to New Jersey. Award-winning chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson is bringing Marcus Live! Bar & Grille to the American Dream in East Rutherford in early December. Samuelsson planned and executed the Obama Administration's first State dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and curated the team of chefs for the 2022 Met Gala menu, his website says. Marcus Samuelsson Vogler Wikipedia The recipient of eight James Bard Foundation awards, has served as head judge on "Top Chef…
'We Specialize In Burgers, Shakes, Fries': Burger Joint Expands In North Jersey 'We Specialize In Burgers, Shakes, Fries': Burger Joint Expands In North Jersey
'We Specialize In Burgers, Shakes, Fries': Burger Joint Expands In North Jersey The hamburger restaurant people have grown to love in Passaic County is moving up to Bergen County. Burgerstrasse, which has been a hit with burger aficionados since it opened in Clifton, is opening a second location in East Rutherford at 130 Park Ave. Edwin Decena, who runs Burgerstrasse, said he feels East Rutherford is ready for a burger joint of its own. View this post on Instagram A post shared by BURGERSTRASSE (@burgerstrasse) "We offer old school American comfort," Decena said. "we're no frills, no gimmicks, no specialty orders. We s…
'RHONJ' Stars Expected To Be At Grand Opening Of New NJ Hoagie Shop 'RHONJ' Stars Expected To Be At Grand Opening Of New NJ Hoagie Shop
'Rhonj' Stars Expected To Be At Grand Opening Of New NJ Hoagie Shop A new hoagie restaurant is welcoming some star studded guest stars to its big North Jersey grand opening. PrimoHoagies is opening a new franchise in Wayne on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 1168 Hamburg Turnpike.  The grand opening is set for 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Teresa Giudice and Danielle Cabral, stars on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" will be on hand to celebrate and hopefully eat some hoagies. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PrimoHoagies Mahwah NJ (@primohoagiesmahwahnj) The franchise is run by Felix…
Artichoke Basille's Newest NJ Location Holds Special Meaning To Franchise Owner Artichoke Basille's Newest NJ Location Holds Special Meaning To Franchise Owner
Artichoke Basille's Newest NJ Location Holds Special Meaning To Franchise Owner The pizzeria that's become known for topping its pies with smashed artichokes is opening another New Jersey location. Artichoke Basille's is coming to New Brunswick. According to its Facebook page, the pizzeria will be opening at 104 Easton Ave., a space previously occupied by Jimmy's Grill. Artichoke made its New Jersey debut in Hoboken in 2019. This will be its third location in the Garden State, the other being in Jersey City. The new location has special meaning to franchise owner Premal Shanghvi, according to PizzaMarketplace.com. "This location in New Brunswick is just a block from…
Forte Ristorante Opening Third Location In Hackensack Forte Ristorante Opening Third Location In Hackensack
Forte Ristorante Opening Third Location In Hackensack Forte Pizza and Ristorante is opening a third location in North Jersey. View this post on Instagram A post shared by FORTE PIZZERIA & RISTORANTE (@forte_pizza_) The restaurant is opening at 160 Prospect Avenue in Hackensack. An opening date has not been announced though on the restaurant's Instagram page, they ask fans to stay tuned. Forte already has locations in Caldwell and Randolph. View this post on Instagram A post shared by FORTE PIZZERIA & RISTORANTE (@forte_pizza_)
'This Is Home': Longtime Restaurateur Opens Wayne Ale House & Pizza 'This Is Home': Longtime Restaurateur Opens Wayne Ale House & Pizza
'This Is Home': Longtime Restaurateur Opens Wayne Ale House & Pizza The opening of a Wayne pizzeria and bar is serving as a homecoming for a longtime restaurateur Rob Corujo, who has owned numerous restaurants in North Jersey over the last 20 year, has opened Wayne Ale House & Pizza at 611 Ratzer Road.  Corujo is but a five-minute drive from the restaurant, and said this is an idea he's had in his head for a long time. "I've always wanted to do a bar/pizza concept with a limited menu," Corujo said. "I always said I wanted to make one thing and make it really good and that will work." While spending time skiing in Colorado, where he has a condominium,…
Vegan, Kosher 'Kind Of Chinese' Restaurant Opens In North Jersey Vegan, Kosher 'Kind Of Chinese' Restaurant Opens In North Jersey
Vegan, Kosher 'Kind Of Chinese' Restaurant Opens In North Jersey A new take on old favorites has set up shop in Bergen County. Fat Choy has opened at 52 E Palisade Avenue in Englewood. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening on Monday, August 7. Fat Choy bills itself as "kind of Chinese," "also vegan," while also ensuring its food is kosher certified. Standout items include General Lee's Cauliflower, Kung Pao Tots & Tofu and Not Quite Beef & Broccoli.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fat Choy (@fatchoyworld) "Our most expensive entrée is $21," Jon Krieger, who runs the restaurant…
'Gioia Mia': North Jersey Restaurant Honors Late Grandmother 'Gioia Mia': North Jersey Restaurant Honors Late Grandmother
'Gioia Mia': North Jersey Restaurant Honors Late Grandmother It's out with Fascino and in with Gioia Mia.  Gioia Mia, which translates to "My Joy" has taken over the spot formerly held by Fascino, at 331 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair. The restaurant is now run by Mary Cumella, who was general manager of Fascino, with Logan Ramirez, who was chef de cusine at Fascino, serving as an executive chef. Cumella said she had planned to open Gioia Mia at another location but plans fell through. She initially ran Gioia Mia as a pop-up concept at Fascino's and received "incredible" feedback. "The guests loved it," Cumella said. "They said it was the best meal t…
Korean BBQ Spot Replacing Historic North Jersey Movie Theatre Korean BBQ Spot Replacing Historic North Jersey Movie Theatre
Korean BBQ Spot Replacing Historic North Jersey Movie Theatre A meat palace is replacing a movie palace. Meat Palace, a Korean BBQ and Hotpot restaurant, is replacing the shuttered Bergenfield Cinemas at 58 S Washington Ave., Bergenfield Mayor Arvin Amatorio announced on Facebook. The Meat Palace name is meant to pay homage to the original Palace Theatre, which opened at the spot in the early 1920s, Amatorio said. Meat me at the Palace! Thrilled to announce that a new Korean BBQ & Hotpot is coming to town! The restaurant will be... Posted by Arvin Amatorio on Thursday, June 22, 2023 The new owner plans to restore and renovate the theatre as…
Brined Chicken Showed Former Techie The Light — His Restaurant Opens This Week In Bergen Brined Chicken Showed Former Techie The Light — His Restaurant Opens This Week In Bergen
Brined Chicken Showed Former Techie The Light — His Restaurant Opens This Week In Bergen Dan Mezzalingua was never too fond of chicken. Then, the New York City techie tried it brined. "It was so flavorful and amazing," the New Vernon resident said. "I didn’t know it could be like that... I wanted the world to taste it." And so, pursuing the longtime passion of opening a restaurant, Mezzalingua did just that, and brought Brine to Chelsea in 2018. Five years later, Brine is coming to Fair Lawn. Mezzalingua is holding a grand opening for his restaurant, located in Fair Lawn's Promenade off Route 208, this weekend. Dan Mezzalingua demonstrates how to order on the touch-scree…
Popular NJ Pizzeria Expands With New Jersey Shore Location Popular NJ Pizzeria Expands With New Jersey Shore Location
Popular NJ Pizzeria Expands With New Jersey Shore Location Go big or go home seems to be the motto at Tony Boloney's. The popular New Jersey pizzeria last month opened another brick and mortar location in Margate, located on Ventnor Avenue. Billed as "good grub for badass people," the restaurant offers "freakin’ amazing pizza, subs, & other crazy grub," its website says. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tony Boloney's (@tonyboloneys) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tony Boloney's (@tonyboloneys) A French onion cheesesteak…
Family's Popular Burger Restaurant Opens Another Jersey Shore Location Family's Popular Burger Restaurant Opens Another Jersey Shore Location
Family's Popular Burger Restaurant Opens Another Jersey Shore Location A popular burger restaurant is opening a second Jersey Shore location. This one will in Ship Bottom on LBI. Burger 25 has become a family operation as Denise and Steve Vetter's son, Aidan, will co-manage the Ship Bottom location, when it opens on Thursday, June 8. The restaurant replaces the former Surf Taco at 1915 Long Beach Blvd. Denise and Steve's daughter, Alexis, also works in the restaurant. They've operated their first restaurant in Toms River for 10 years. "We feel we have something for everyone," Denise Vetter said. Only a few more days to catch these January collabs and …
Popular Diner Opens 4th NJ Location Popular Diner Opens 4th NJ Location
Popular Diner Opens 4th NJ Location A new diner is about to be the "Toast" of Union County. Toast City Diner announced it will be opening its fourth location in the Garden State in downtown Cranford.  The diner is expected to open in fall 2023 at South and Walnut Ave next to the Cranford Hotel and be run by founder Amy Russo and her partner Adam Torine. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Toast City Diner (@toastcitydiner_) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Toast City Diner (@toastcitydiner_) The diner has l…
Family Opens North Jersey Restaurant Following Food Truck Stint Family Opens North Jersey Restaurant Following Food Truck Stint
Family Opens North Jersey Restaurant Following Food Truck Stint Paul Apostolopoulos has graduated from the food truck to the storefront. Apostolopoulos with his wife, Jen, have opened Rock'n The Grill, a new restaurant in Glen Rock. Previously,  Apostolopoulos ran a food truck in Paterson at The Home Depot.  "We fell in love with Glen Rock and we wanted to open a restaurant here," Jen said. "We love the small town feel. Everyone has been so warm and inviting. It's a wonderful community." Already, Glen Rock has been responding to Rock'n The Grill. In its first week, the restaurant sold 1,100 burgers. "It was insane," Paul said. "I just keep hearing 'b…
Popular Burger Spot Replacing Shuttered Jersey City Breakfast Joint Popular Burger Spot Replacing Shuttered Jersey City Breakfast Joint
Popular Burger Spot Replacing Shuttered Jersey City Breakfast Joint A popular burger joint is opening its second location in Jersey City this summer. Left Bank Burger Bar will be replacing Sam A.M., the breakfast joint that shuttered at 196 Pine St. in 2019. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Left Bank Burger Bar (@lb.downtown) Left Bank Downtown — joint's the flagship location — has been operating for several years adjacent to Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, serving build-your-own burgers, made-to-order burger creations and a host of sides. An opening date has not yet been announced.
Popular Breakfast Spot Opens In Bergen County Popular Breakfast Spot Opens In Bergen County
Popular Breakfast Spot Opens In Bergen County Breakfast lovers in Bergen County have a new place to call home. Turning Point, which serves breakfast, lunch and brunch, recently opened its 24th location in Paramus at 65 Route 4 West. This is the restaurant's third location in North Jersey, joining Hoboken and Westfield.  The restaurant has locations throughout New Jersey along with Pennsylvania and Delaware and recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. "We are super excited to be a part of the Paramus community," Kerri Dwyer, district manager for Turning Point said. "Paramus was the right spot at the right time." Dwyer said at their …
Investment Banking Exec Leaves 30-Year Career To Open Morristown Taqueria Investment Banking Exec Leaves 30-Year Career To Open Morristown Taqueria
Investment Banking Exec Leaves 30-Year Career To Open Morristown Taqueria Nov. 30, 2022 was Raul Santoyo's last day of work as an investment banking executive. The Long Valley dad and Mexico City native dreamed of opening his own taqueria since the day he arrived in New Jersey 16 years ago, and has joked with friends ever since that one day, he'd give them "the taco they deserve." And so, he quit his job a few months ago to do just that. On Friday, Feb. 17, Santoyo, his older brother Alejandro Santoyo, and  Gabriel Galvan, a pharmaceutical executive, are opening Central Taqueria in Morristown. When asked how it felt to finally pursue his dreams, …
Greek Restaurant 'The Gyro Project' Replacing Shuttered Bergen County Bakery Greek Restaurant 'The Gyro Project' Replacing Shuttered Bergen County Bakery
Greek Restaurant 'The Gyro Project' Replacing Shuttered Bergen County Bakery Opa! A new Greek restaurant is coming to Bergen County. The Gyro Project is an elevated Greek fast casual concept curated by George Tenedios, founder of Manhattan’s salad chain, fresh&co, and Spiro Kokkosis, owner of several Times Square staples such as Majestic Deli, The Times Eatery, and Premier Deli. TGP is headed to the space formerly occupied by SunMerry in Fort Lee, and will focus on a modern twist of authentic Greek street food. Customers can look forward to house-made gyros & souvlaki, grain bowls, salads, rotisserie meats & poultry, all using clean ingredients…
Acclaimed Chef Opens French Bistro Madame In Jersey City Acclaimed Chef Opens French Bistro Madame In Jersey City
Acclaimed Chef Opens French Bistro Madame In Jersey City An acclaimed chef who has worked at highly-rated restaurants across North Jersey is helming a French restaurant replacing another in Jersey City. A Nutley native, Chef Jamie Knott has opened Madame, which replaces Madame Claude Bis on 4th Street, located behind Cellar 335 — one of Knott's other restaurants. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Madame (@madamejerseycity) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Madame (@madamejerseycity) Knott also owns the Saddle River Inn and Sadd…
TikTok Influencer Brothers Bring Italian Restaurant To Bergen County TikTok Influencer Brothers Bring Italian Restaurant To Bergen County
TikTok Influencer Brothers Bring Italian Restaurant To Bergen County A trio of influencers who rose to fame on TikTok are opening an Italian restaurant in Bergen County as an homage to their late, great-uncle, who worked as a chef in the area for many years and dreamed of opening a place of his own. The Jersey boys Vincent, Antonio and Vito Gigante are bringing Da Mimmo to Dumont in memory of Dominic Rizzi, who worked at Casa Dante in Jersey City, as well as the Valley Regency in Montclair. “We are excited to show Dumont our family faves & hope to offer a modern twist on old school Italian cuisine in our brand new space," Vincent said. In addition …
Acclaimed NYC Chef Opens Italian Restaurant In Norwood Acclaimed NYC Chef Opens Italian Restaurant In Norwood
Acclaimed NYC Chef Opens Italian Restaurant In Norwood A chef who spent six years at a New York City restaurant that earned a rave review in the New York Times has embarked on a new journey at his new Bergen County restaurant. Giuseppe Agostino, formerly of Del Posto, recently opened upscale Italian restaurant Verana in Norwood.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Verana Norwood (@verananorwood) The restaurant offers a wide variety of specialty cocktails, antipasti, pastas, Italian entrees and desserts. Verana, 530 Livingston St., Norwood. View this post on Instag…
Warren County Diner With Fiery Bad Luck Has Successful Opening Warren County Diner With Fiery Bad Luck Has Successful Opening
Warren County Diner With Fiery Bad Luck Has Successful Opening A Warren County diner that had its soft opening delayed due to a fire that broke out the morning of is ready to rock and roll. Catch 22, on Route 22 East in Lopatcong, has opened its doors. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Some customers are raving about it already. "We had breakfast here yesterday. Very good," one person said on Facebook. "Food was excellent and so was the service. We will be back!" Owner Tony Arzuaga has been keeping followers up to speed with repairs on Facebook. Catch 22 Diner, 1102 East Route 22, Phillipsburg.
Former Noches De Colombia Owner Brings New Restaurant To Bergen's Dining Scene: Report Former Noches De Colombia Owner Brings New Restaurant To Bergen's Dining Scene: Report
Former Noches De Colombia Owner Brings New Restaurant To Bergen's Dining Scene: Report The former owner of popular North Jersey restaurant chain Noches de Colombia is bringing a new concept to the area. Colombia Kaliente, helmed by Sebastian Colorado, is expected to open this summer in Englewood, NorthJersey.com reports.  The city's Planning Board approved the 4,497-square-foot, 192-seat restaurant last March. Colombia Kaliente will be located at 30 East Palisade Ave. Click here for more from NorthJersey.com.
Son Grieving Mom's Loss Brings Family Cuban Restaurant To Bergen County Son Grieving Mom's Loss Brings Family Cuban Restaurant To Bergen County
Son Grieving Mom's Loss Brings Family Cuban Restaurant To Bergen County A new restaurant with Cuban roots has opened in Bergen County. The Cuban 'Round the Corner, located on W. Main Street, in Bogota, is run by Manny Fernandez. Fernandez took over his mom's restaurant El Farallon in Cuba after she died in 2018, the restaurant's website says. "Traveling back and forth to the island took a toll on his family dynamics back in Bogota, NJ," it reads.  Ropa Vieja empanada The Cuban 'Round the Corner Facebook Fernandez and his family decided to sell the restaurant just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. He waited several months before his sister, Berta,…
Chick-fil-A Replacing Shuttered Route 4 Hooters Has Opening Date Chick-fil-A Replacing Shuttered Route 4 Hooters Has Opening Date
Chick-fil-A Replacing Shuttered Route 4 Hooters Has Opening Date The Chick-fil-A replacing a shuttered Hooters in Hackensack has an opening date. The Route 4 store will be opening Tuesday, March 1, and looking for 130 full- and part-time employees. In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Hackensack will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Hackensack with free Chick-fil-A for a year.  Additionally, in honor of the new restaurant opening, Chick-fil-A will donate $25,000 to Feeding America. The funds will be distributed to partners within the greater Bergen County area to aid in the…