Abril Cocina Now Open In Maplewood

This modern Mexican fusion restaurant offers mole chicken wings, brisket tacos, quinoa chile relleno, and buttermilk churros.

Abril Cocina, a modern Mexican fusion restaurant, has opened at 175 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, under the direction of executive chef/owner Mario Valadez and chef de cuisine Johangel Rosario, who are both graduates of the Institute of Culinary Education. Menu items include: mole chicken wings, brisket tacos, quinoa chile relleno, and buttermilk churros. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 PM. Reservations: 973-327-2023; BYO.

Azuma, a Japanese restaurant specializing in handmade buckwheat noodles, has opened at 246 Main Street, Fort Lee (201-585-1936); BYO.

Benny’s Frattoria, offering Neapolitan pizza, has opened at 801 Main Street, Belmar (848 404-9898); BYO.

With views of the New York skyline, Del Frisco’s Grille, known for their steaks, has opened at 221 River Street, Hoboken (201-653-0195).

Jersey Mike’s Subs, 2100 Highway 35, Oakhurst (732-922-8100).

Little Store Market Bakery + Market, 1208 Rt 109, Cape May (609-305- 4582). Open from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Choose your burger, pick your bun and select your extras at the newly opened Mooyah Burgers at 216 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan (201-497-8070), which offers fresh, never frozen burgers.

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Zinburger, the upscale burger restaurant offering gourmet burgers combined with perfectly paired wine and beer selections, as well as cocktails has opened at 1900 Rt 10, Morris Plains (973-998-9766).


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