Mia’s Meals • Haddonfield
This falafel bar started during the onset of Covid-19, when owner Mia began posting weekly meals on social media. People had the opportunity to order and pick up the dishes from Mia’s front porch, and due to popular demand, she opened a storefront in late June. The restaurant features the same menu Mia had been posting on Instagram, with some new items to boot. Entrée dishes include a Falafel Pita, hummus-based Falafel Bowl and Falafel Waffle (topped with Israeli salad, pickles and tahini). The menu also offers Shawarma Fries (tossed in a special house shawarma seasoning and served with tahini dip), as well as shakes and malt beer. Open Monday to Thursday, 11 am–8 pm; Friday, 11 am–3 pm; and Sunday, 12–5 pm.
Mia’s Meals, 3 S Haddonfield Ave., Haddonfield; 856-528-5877
Street-Level Bar at Beach Haus • Belmar
Beach Haus has officially opened a new street-level bar. The 65-seat bar is nestled under the existing upstairs bar and Beach Haus Bar & Grill crafted by Chef David Burke. It features high-tops, wooden tables and seasonal sidewalk dining. A special “lite bites” menu made by Burke includes Black Pepper & Maple Glazed Bacon, Burrata and Watermelon Salad, a Bavarian Pretzel served with beer cheese and more.
Beach Haus, 801 Main St., Belmar; 732-202-7782
Sosta Italy • Englewood
This newly opened gelato shop offers more than 20 tempting flavors. The gelato, made in Long Island, is exclusively available to guests at the Englewood shop, which has an outdoor patio with comfortable seating. Flavors include Hazelnut, Apple Pie and Ferrero Rocher, as well as sorbets, such as Mango, Mix Redberry and Lemon. Open daily at 11 am.
Sosta Italy, 9 N Dean St., Englewood; 201-408-4448
Bobby Flay Steak • Atlantic City
Having opened in the Borgata in 2006, Bobby Flay was part of the first wave of celebrity chefs to flock to Atlantic City. The restaurant closed in March 2020 as Covid gripped the country and will not open again. Bold Food, the parent company of both the restaurant and casino, made the decision earlier this year as part of its new business strategies.
Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000