Chef/restaurateur Chris Siversen of Maritime Parc in Jersey City has opened Burg at Newark’s Military Park, 55 Park Place, Newark (201-413-0050). The restaurant features hand-crafted burgers made with a signature blend of meat from DeBragga & Spitler, chicken, lamb and seafood burgers, as well as wine, craft beer on tap and cocktails. Other options are double-decker grilled cheese, disco fries, kale Caesar and arugula salad. For dessert a bag of cinnamon sugar, vanilla powder, mocha dust doughnuts.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
ALISON NELSON’S CHOCOLATE BAR COMING TO ASBURY PARK
Watch for the opening in 2016 of Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar at 631 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park. This award-winning candy store for adults offers not only chocolate bars but teas, hot cocoa and bakery items. The first Chocolate Bar opened in New York City in 2002 followed by a location in Manasquan. The 2,180-square-foot Asbury location will include a large-scale cafe with a full-service menu, including their graffiti-wrapped chocolate bars, award-winning baked goods, truffles, espresso, cakes, bon bons, an old school soda fountain and hot and cold beverages offered early morning until late night.
OTHER NJ OPENINGS
Bistro Capri, 24 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood (201-871-7155); full bar.
Blue Moon Mexican Café, 595 Broadway, Norwood (201-784-3311).
Double Nickel Brewing Company, 1585 Rt 73, Pennsauken (856-356-2499).
Steaks, ribs, burgers, seafood and Italian fare is offered at Lakeside Restaurant & Bar, 56 Lake Drive West, Wayne (973-833-8798); BYO (liquor license to come).
Mamma Mia Focacceria, 345 Rt 9, Manalapan (732-683-9999); BYO.
Meat-A-Tarian, a casual restaurant with a self-service counter, has opened at 10 Park Street, Montclair (862-333-4127). Along with beef, lamb, chicken, fried cod, marinated shrimp and falafel served on pita or platter, with a choice of sauces, hummus, fries, salad and chicken wings are also offered.
Plum Bakery, offering 100 percent gluten free products, has opened at 179 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair.
Ryan’s Public House, an Irish Restaurant, Bar & Grill, has opened at 31 W Madison Avenue, Dumont (201-338-4414).
Sparta Taverna, offering Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, has opened at 650 Westwood Avenue, River Vale (201-358-4747); BYO. There is also a location in Ridgefield Park.
Bivio Pizzeria Napoletana, Little Falls.
Crumbs Bake Shop, Hoboken.
Red Mango, Hoboken.
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