Cousins Maine Lobster, Asbury Park
Backed by Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran, Cousins Maine Lobster recently opened down the Shore. This is the company’s first brick-and-mortar store in New Jersey, with other food truck locations within the state. Corcoran showed her support at the grand opening last week in Asbury Park, which has a thriving dining scene. The menu includes fresh Maine lobster rolls, lobster grilled cheese, tacos and more.
800 Ocean Avenue N, Asbury Park; 732-455-2939
Serendipity3, Atlantic City
Ocean Casino Resort opened the first Serendipity3 in New Jersey this week. The Manhattan eatery offers several versions of its famous “Frrrozen” Hot Chocolate, including strawberry white chocolate, birthday cake and fruity pebbles. Footlong hot dogs, salads, burgers, mac-and-cheese and other bites are also on the menu.
500 Boardwalk (Ocean Casino Resort), Atlantic City; 609-783-8770
Thumbs Up Ramen, Fort Lee
Ramen chefs Naotaka Miyazawa and Teruaki Ishiyama teamed up to open this shop. The duo is serving what they call “Bubble (AWA) Ramen,” made with chicken paitan, a thick, rich broth. The menu includes eight types of ramen, including vegetable, tomato mabo-noodle, chicken paitan, classic shoyu and customizable ramen. Open daily, 11 am-9:30 pm.
2024 Center Avenue, Fort Lee; 551-600-2010
Wasabi, Seaside Heights
This new sushi spot has opened just in time for summer at the Shore, and Seaside Heights Mayor Anthony Vaz celebrated the opening and stayed for a meal. The menu includes favorite Japanese rolls, as well as soups, noodles, fried rice, tempura ice cream and mochi. Guests can order online or dine in. Open daily at 11:30 am.
1929 NJ-35 N, Seaside Heights; 732-375-3888