There are no shortcuts, microwaves, freezers or heat lamps at the newly opened Burgerfi, at 700 Plaza Drive, Harmon Meadow Plaza, Secaucus (551-257-7979). This chain restaurant features grass-fed beef without hormones and antibiotics. Along with burgers menu items include hot dogs, veggie burger, hand-cut fries, onion rings, and frozen custard.
TAVERN 5, POMPTON PLAINS
Tavern 5, a casual family restaurant featuring seasonal American dining, has opened at 710 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains (973-835-1426). Executive chef is Anthony LoPinto.
OTHER NJ RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Backfin Blues Bar & Grill, which specializes in American cuisine, seafood and steaks, has opened at 517 W Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood. The restaurant is open daily from noon (609-522-0243).
Coffee & Cream, offering pastries, sandwiches, salads and more, has opened at 1334 Kings Highway, Swedesboro (856-214-3754).
Cubanelle Restaurant, offering Cuban cuisine, has opened at 522 Franklin Avenue, Nutley (973-284-1300).
La Dona, a Mexican restaurant has opened for lunch and dinner at 31 Perry Street, Cape May (609-884-5166); BYO.
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