Check out these restaurants openings—plus one new location of a supermarket chain—all over the Garden State.
Bodegón • Cliffside Park
Having returned returned from a family trip to northwest Spain, Chef Alex Piñeiro has reopened this tapas restaurant with all-new space and menu. Plates include Setas (oyster mushrooms), Raxo Con Patakas (garlic marinated pork loin), Arroz De Bogavante (creamy lobster rice) and Fiollas (Galician crepe, maple syrup and cane sugar). The bar features an extensive list of spirits. Reservations can be made online.
Bodegón, 631 Anderson Ave., Cliffside Park; 856-521-9135
Pumpkin Blossom Bistro • Fort Lee
This modern Korean- and Asian-inspired restaurant is co-owned by a mother and daughter, both veterans in the restaurant industry. The dishes use simple ingredients, and items include a Pumpkin Blossom Pancake, Avocado Garlic Shrimp Salad, assorted rice bowls, salads and teas.
Pumpkin Blossom Bistro, 2151 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee; 201-402-9266
The Halal Guys • Lawrence Township
This New York-based franchise has added a sixth location in the Garden State. What began as a halal food cart in NYC in 1990 has since expanded nationwide. The menu includes platters with choice of meat or falafel, rice and toppings, gyro sandwiches, hummus, baklava and more.
The Halal Guys, 3371 US-1, Lawrence Township; 609-269-8111
Lidl • Pompton Lakes
This popular supermarket chain has opened in the Pompton Lakes Town Square, taking over what was previously an A&P. Lidl has been in business since 1973, providing high quality products at discount prices.
Lidl, 47 Wanaque Ave. (Pompton Lakes Town Square), Pompton Lakes; 844-747-5435