Bluff City BBQ Opens December 26

Bluff City BBQ, presenting what it calls “the taste of Memphis with a touch of soul,” will open December 26 at 21 Midland Avenue, Montclair. The BYO will serve lunch and dinner daily. Chef Patrick Pierre-Jerome, formerly of Hat City Kitchen in Orange, will specialize in dry-rubbed, smoked pork and brisket plus Southern-style fish, shellfish and soul-food. There will be healthy updates on traditional side dishes, and desserts will have a Southern accent. Soul-inflected options for vegetarians are part of the plan, too. (973-744-4657)

Blu Sushi, 26 Wilsey Square, Ridgewood (201-882-1700); BYO.

Casa Filippo, previously located in Caldwell has opened at 178 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland Plaza, Roseland (973-287-6103); BYO.

L’Orange Bleue, offering Middle Eastern cuisine, has opened at 206 Main Street, Fort Lee (201-944-5100); BYO.

Mehek Indian Banquet, 2495 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville (609-213-6676).

Mezoco Mexican Taqueria has opened at 25 Depot Square, Walnut Street Train Station, Montclair (973-744-4749) with an entire gluten-free menu. Items include tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and other Mexican favorites. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM.

Noodlefan, a Thai chain restaurant, has opened 14 Academy Street, South Orange (973-313-0003). The restaurant has NJ locations in Union, two in Jersey City, Monroe and Elizabeth.

Suprema, an Italian cafe and specialty store has opened at 92 Park Avenue, Rutherford (201-531-1190).

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