Big Papa’s Food Truck Gets An Address


The food truck Big Papa Smoke ‘M has gone brick-and-mortar.

The barbecue specialist, owned and operated by Mario Chape, has opened at 352 Palisade Avenue in Bogota. Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm, the BYO features brisket, ribs and pulled pork. Chape plans to use the food truck for parties and pop-ups. 201-707-9358

Other Openings:

Plato Espanol, 14 Armory Street in Englewood. Spanish, with full bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 201-308-8220

La Grotta, 1069 Ringwood Avenue, at Wanaque Town Center in Haskell. Italian. Open Sunday and Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner; Saturday for dinner only. 862-377-0822

Birch, 92 River Street in Hoboken. Official opening is Saturday, March 18. Serving American fare, Birch will be open daily for dinner. Its nightclub will be open Friday and Saturday nights. 201-744-5117

Opening Soon:

Roi Siam, 1814 Bergenline Avenue in Union City. Asian. BYO. 201-223-0222

My Ocha, 390 Hackensack Avenue in Hackensack. Teahouse and cafe. No phone number yet.

Grasshopper, 645 Washington Avenue in Carlstadt. Currently closed, it will reopen under new ownership.


McLoone’s Pier House in Hoboken.

Paris Inn in Wayne.

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