Lumberton’s First Brewery to Open in May

Plus: Other new restaurants in Fair Lawn, Marlboro and Voorhees.

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Ark Brewery's "Greener With the Scenery" brew. Photo courtesy of Ark Brewery


Ark Brewery Lumberton

Owners Joe Johnston and Kenny Davis are preparing to open their first brewpub in early May, which will also be the first brewery in Lumberton. From chef David Loftus, look for wings, handhelds, soups and salads. The drink menu spans German-style beers, Belgians, lagers and more, as well as cocktails, wine, sangria and hard seltzers. There will be picnic tables and patio seating outside, with views of planes taking off and landing at nearby South Jersey Regional Airport.

Ark Brewery, 106 Ark Rd., Lumberton; 609-451-5023

The Craftsman Fair Lawn

This upscale Manhattan gastropub opened its first Jersey branch in April. The Craftsman is known for creative cocktails and delicious American Irish–inspired cuisine. The spring menu features Buffalo Cauliflower, Asian-Style Wings (with pineapple glaze), Miso Salmon, Red Snapper (with Yukon Mashed Potatoes), an Angus beef Bar Burger and more. Try their rotating Cocktail of the Weekend, which recently featured the Tequila Mockingbird, made with Don Julio, cold-pressed kale, ginger, lime and agave. Open daily at 4 pm; closed Mondays.

The Craftsman, 6-18 Maple Ave., Fair Lawn; 201-773-8985

Stax • Marlboro

Opened in mid-April, Stax is all about breakfast, lunch and brunch, with a separate menu for each. Breakfast includes egg dishes like the G.O.A.T Omelette (with mushroom, spinach and goat cheese), Pancakes (topped with strawberries, Nutella or Oreos), French Toast (with spiced rum glaze) and Waffles (which can be coated in cinnamon glaze). Avocado toast, vegetable quiche, Brunch Bowls and assorted sandwiches and burgers are available on the brunch and lunch menus. Open daily from 8 am–3 pm; closed Mondays.

Stax, 130 S Main St., Marlboro; 732-362-2260

Karachi Kafe • Voorhees

This Pakistani eatery opened in South Jersey late last year, bringing with it an abundance of flavor. Owner Anny Khan combines American and Pakistani cuisine to create dishes such as Chicken Cheese Spring Rolls, Samosas, a Chicken Tikka Burger, Tandoori Chicken and more. An assortment of breads is available, including Butter, Garlic and Bullet Naan (the latter made with jalapeños and cilantro). Check out the full menu online. Open daily from 11:30 am–9:30 pm; closed Mondays.

Karachi Kafe, 2999 E Evesham Rd., Voorhees; 833-544-5233

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