Crispy Club, Palisades Park
This new spot specializes in crunchy Korean corn dogs. You can also get a hot dog in a bun, with toppings like kimchi or shrimp teriyaki. Loaded fries, sides, burgers, coffee and tea will be offered soon, following Crispy Club’s soft-opening phase.
210 Broad Avenue; 856-389-3391
Let’s Noodle, Morristown
This fast-casual Chinese restaurant pays homage to Szechuan street food, serving up bowls of noodles with Szechuan-inspired flavors and sauces. Make-your-own bowls are available. Also on the menu: dumplings, pork buns, shrimp toast, pickled slaw and crispy noodles.
26 Washington Street; 973-359-5467
Raising Cane’s, Burlington Township
The popular Louisiana-based chicken-finger chain has finally made its way to the Garden State, and the first of many South Jersey locations opened Wednesday in Burlington Township. The fast-food hotspot specializes in box combos, comprised of chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, Texas toast, coleslaw, a fountain beverage and the famous Cane’s sauce. Marlton, Cherry Hill and Deptford locations will open in the coming months.
2329 Burlington-Mount Holly Road
Reunion Hall, Haddon Township
This dining concept fuses a brewery/bar scene with three distinct eateries. Choose from 56 craft beers on tap, plus cocktails and wine, to enjoy in the wide bar area on their own or paired with dishes from Chicken Joint, Poppy Taco or Local Standards. The hall is located in the heart of Haddon Township and under half a mile from the Westmont PATCO Speedline, a direct train to Philadelphia; owner Dave Welsh, a South Jersey native, hopes to attract customers from Philly.
206 Haddon Avenue
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Valentina’s Trattoria Italiana, Northfield
Valentina’s, an Italian eatery and pizzeria in Atlantic County, unexpectedly shuttered last week. In a Facebook announcement, Valentina’s said it received a 60-day notice last month that a neighboring medical office is expanding. The restaurant’s team decided to close but said a future location would be announced on social media.