Hash House A Go Go, Atlantic City
Located inside Tropicana, Hash House A Go Go is one of eight new spots arriving in the casino this year. Hash House offers huge portions of breakfast favorites, plus burgers and sandwiches. The menu includes what the restaurant calls “twisted farm food”—chorizo hash, brown sugar banana pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, sage fried chicken with waffles and more. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, 8 am–2 pm.
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-340-4639
Wild Air Beerworks, Asbury Park
The team behind Last Wave Brewing in Point Pleasant Beach has opened a small craft brewery in Asbury Park. Wild Air offers sours, IPAs and more. Brews include Island of Fay (vanilla and citrus), Timshel (tangerine and tropical fruit), The Power (toasted caramel) and more. Each brew is named for a literary reference, which guests can check out on the brewery’s website. The taproom is open 4–10 pm on Mondays and Wednesday through Friday, noon–10 pm on Saturday, and noon–8 pm on Sunday. Closed Tuesdays.
801 2nd Avenue, Asbury Park; 732-403-3054
Don Chicken, Closter
This Korean-style fried chicken place replaced Crave Home Kitchen, which shut down earlier this year. Including an upcoming spot in Englewood, Don Chicken has five locations, with others in Fort Lee, River Edge, Ridgewood and Palisades Park. Chicken flavors comprise sweet and spicy, soy garlic, green onion and more. The menu also offers favorites such as Ddukbokki, a Korean simmered rice cake. Open daily, 11 am–9 pm.
540 Durie Avenue, Closter; 201-292-3845
Estime’s Café, Colonia
Opened by brothers Duke and Dumond Estime in 2018, Estime’s recently added dinner—Fridays only, 5–10 pm—to its breakfast and lunch service. The menu includes shrimp and grits, burgers, a chicken BLT and all-day breakfast items such as pancakes and omelets. Reservations are highly recommended for dinner. BYO.
238 Inman Avenue, Colonia; 732-669-7581