Serving cuisine inspired by Mexico City—which the team visited before crafting their menu—the vibrant restaurant offers a variety of appetizers, entrées, tacos, desserts and more. But what really makes Meximodo stand out? Its library of more than 1,000 bottles of tequila, mezcal and other agave spirits.
5 Pearl Street; 732-395-7767
Cornbread Farm-to-Soul, Montclair
This Black women-owned fast-casual restaurant serves modern soul food made from scratch. Cornbread is the specialty item, but other breakfast and dinner dishes like chicken and waffles, fried catfish and whiting, and apple and peach cobblers are also on the menu, plus many comforting sides. Guests can order side platters as entrees, too. This is the eatery’s third New Jersey location.
362 Bloomfield Avenue
Varitage Brew Works, Bloomfield
Longtime family friends Mark Costa and Neil Levine celebrated the opening of their brewery, which had been in the works for many years, late last month. Varitage sells a wide variety of craft beers and a line of hard seltzers, available to be enjoyed in house or to go. The taproom is open Thursday-Sunday, and all ages are welcome except on Saturdays after 6 pm, when guests must be 21+.
58 Washington Street
Little Bar, Hoboken
Only one block away from the Hoboken ferry terminal, this new craft restaurant and bar offers small bites and signature drinks in its quaint dining area. Some snack menu items include sardines, caviar, duck liver pate and pickled vegetables.
1401 Hudson Street; 201-300-1113
K-Towne Kitchen, Mount Laurel
Formerly known as Sunny Kitchen, which was located in the Berlin Farmers Market, K-Towne Kitchen is a Korean-American fusion restaurant. Featured menu items include Korean corn dogs, ramen, Korean fried chicken and various bubble teas. It’s closed on Mondays.
888 Union Mill Road
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