Grumpy’s Eat Big Opens in Saddle Brook; Other Dining News

Plus: A new ice cream shop boasts an assortment of flavors in Medford, while a new Riverton café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Grumpy's Eat Big will offer an extensive specialty pizza list in Saddle Brook. Courtesy of Nicolle Sanchez.

Restaurant Openings:

Grumpy’s Eat Big, Saddle Brook

This pizzeria has opened with an extensive specialty pizza list. The menu includes choices like the SouthWestern (chipotle BBQ, crispy chicken, onions, pickled jalapeños, chives, cheddar), the Big Grump (burrito, tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano, pesto drizzle), the Mac Attack (cheddar, fusilli pasta, smoked pork belly, panko breadcrumbs) and more. Grumpy’s also serves appetizers, family-style pastas, desserts and more. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am-9 pm.
522 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook; 201-880-0555

The Early Bird, Riverton

Husband and wife Brian and Nicole Rafter opened their café in early January, with Nicole’s mother helping in the kitchen. The eatery is open for lunch and dinner, with dishes such as creme brûlée French toast, Ma’s homemade meatballs, chocolate chip pancakes and more. Open at 7 am weekdays, 8 am weekends. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
519 Howard Street, Riverton; 856-340-2448

Peewee’s Ice Cream, Medford

Co-owner and pastry chef Maranda Burns opened this ice cream destination in late 2021. Not only can you grab some homemade flavors such as Campfire S’mores, Lavender Honey Vanilla Bean, Apple Crisp and Red Velvet Cheesecake, but Peewee’s also offers vegan flavors just as tasty. Ice cream cakes and pies are available for order. Open Tuesday-Sunday, closed Mondays.
57 N. Main Street, Medford; 302-229-8468

Café Maman, Jersey City

This NYC-based French cafe and bakery is crossing the Hudson. The menu features juices, coffee drinks, cookies, other bakery items, breakfast and lunch options, and more. The café is set to open February 14, Valentine’s Day.
70 Hudson Street, Jersey City

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