Glenbrook Brewery, Morristown
Morristown’s very first brewery is open for business, but it’s not your typical taproom. Head brewer Heath Traver and creative director Darren Cregan have crafted each brew with a revolutionary twist, playing on Morris County’s rich American Revolutionary War history. Glenbrook’s signature brew, the Colonial Ale, is made with a special blend of Briess and English Malts. Other revolutionary beverages include the New England style IPA, Jacob Arnold’s Porter (brewed with chocolate and coffee notes), and the Schuyler Seltzer (available in mango or tropical punch flavors). Guests can come into the taproom for a pint or two, or bring their own growler to be filled. Open Wednesday–Friday 4 pm-10 pm, Saturday noon-10 pm and Sunday noon-6 pm.
Glenbrook Brewery, 95 Morris Street, Morristown
Cat’s Creations, Merchantville
Baker Catherine Gray is no stranger to the kitchen, as she started her baking business five years ago. Since then, her baked goods have become very popular in the South Jersey area, leading her to open her very first brick-and-mortar spot in early February. Gray’s delicious products feature organic ingredients as well as plant-based butters and vegan options. The in-store bakery case is packed with freshly-made goodies, including eclairs, macarons, brownies, cupcakes and slices of cake. Personalized items can also be ordered for events, parties and other special occasions. Open daily, with Mondays being by appointment only.
Cat’s Creations, 21 S. Center Street, Merchantville; 856-348-3680
Jack Potatoes, Westwood
This brand new eatery is turning the typical baked potato on its head, allowing its guests to get creative with the way they eat this versatile veggie. Owners Ahmet Kas and Guray Ozbekrem offer over 16 different toppings to choose from when “building your own potato,” including sweet corn, tzatziki sauce, sliced sausage, olives and more. Aside from the potato creations, Jack Potatoes also offers delicious panini (including a dessert option), freshly made salads, and wet burgers—a popular Turkey street food. Open daily at 10 am for delivery.
Jack Potatoes, 288 Third Avenue, Westwood; 201-664-5225
Tino’s Artisan Pizza Co., Jersey City
This “no junk pizza” company is adding their fourth location in the Garden State. With other locations in Kingston, Ocean Grove and Madison, Tino’s is bringing its home-style pizza, pasta, salads, and other specialty dishes to Jersey City. At Tino’s pizza is made in a terracotta oven, with options like the D.O.C. (made with buffalo’s milk mozzarella), the Tartufo (topped with sausage, mushrooms and white truffle oil), and the short rib white pie (with Gorgonzola, caramelized red onion and baby arugula). Open daily from 11:30 am-9 pm.
Tino’s Artisan Pizza Co., 199 Warren Street, Jersey City; 201-433-6639