Chef/owner Han “Danny” Kim is using his Korean background to create a modern restaurant serving Asian cuisine in Haworth. Though the menu is small, it features delightful Korean dishes, with Kim putting his own spin on each one. Each category features three different kinds of Korean cuisine, including Hankki Meals (rice paired with a meat), Bibimbap (mix your own rice with a side), and Korean fried chicken. All sauces, dressings, marinades, and other toppings are made in house.
Hankki, 147 Terrace Street, Haworth; 201-244-6566
The Beet Creamery, Westmont
This vegan ice cream parlor opened as the sister shop to Heart Beet Kitchen, and is located right next door. Everything on the menu is plant-based, gluten free, dairy free, and organic, including ice cream, coffee drinks, doughnuts, and vegan butter and cream cheeses. Ice cream doughnut sandwiches seem to be the highlight of the new menu, made with your choice of doughnut (like mocha or Key lime) and ice cream flavor (like cherry amaretto or mint chip), squished together to create a delicious sweet treat. Open daily.
The Beet Creamery, 29 Haddon Avenue, Westmont; 856-240-1106
Hibiscus Island Grill, Randolph
This Caribbean restaurant closed its Morristown doors on December 31. Though their closure came as a surprise, it doesn’t mean Hibiscus Island Grill is gone for good. The beloved restaurant will re-open at a new location on March 1, moving their business to nearby Randolph, but will still be delivering to the Morristown area. Favorites like the Asian Thai wrap, Jamaican jerk chicken, and curried meals will all be available in less than a month.
Hibiscus Island Grill, 1594 Route 10, Randolph; 973-906-9338
Olive Lucy’s, Morristown
Last year was a tough one for the restaurant industry, as Olive Lucy’s decided to close from March to July. After remaining open for the second half of the year, the restaurant decided not to re-open going into the New Year.
Olive Lucy’s, 52 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown