Openings and Closings

Do you crave pancakes? If so the Brownstone Diner Pancake Factory has opened at 860 River Road, Edgewater (201-945-4800). Omelets, a variety of egg benedicts, pancake wraps, French toast, Belgian waffles as well as lunch and dinner items are available on their extensive menu.

A few of the “rules” listed on the menu are:

“Take a seat with us, our minimum charge per patron is $3. Better off. Just always come hungry.

Since we are in Edgewater, not the Jersey Shore, you will need shoes & a shirt for service.

No separate checks or splitting checks. One check per table. Just take turns paying for one another!”

The Cake Boss, “Buddy” Valastro has opened Carlo’s Bakery at 300 Rt 73 S, Marlton (201-659-3671). Other locations are in Hoboken, Ridgewood, Westfield, Red Bank, Morristown, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fu Restaurant, offering Shanghai cuisine, has opened at 14 Rt 46, Fairfield (973-808-5888); BYO.

Just Falafel, has opened at the food court at Menlo Park Mall in Edison, featuring their century-old family recipe using organic, locally sourced and non-GMO ingredients.

Nonno’s Ristorante, featuring authentic Italian food, has opened at 401 Main St, Bradley Beach (908-433-0609); BYO. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 4 to 10 PM, and all items are made in-house including the pasta.

Palermo Cafe & Bakery, 389-399 Liberty St, Little Ferry (201-336-9818). Artisan pizzas, paninis, beer, wine, liquor, specialty coffee, gelato, gourmet desserts, cookies and pastries are available. The café opens daily at 6:30 AM.

Build your own burger including choice of bun, cheese, toppings and sauces (sweet and spicy-mango salsa anyone?) at the newly opened Red and White Burger, 7704 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen (201-758-7958).

Rockhill Restaurant, 1800 Rt 70 East, Cherry Hill (856-424-4455) has opened featuring pizza, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, deli, soup and salads.

Shake Shack has opened a second NJ location in the Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus (201-291-8758).

Trillos 15X Bar & Grill, 1002 Riverside Station, Secaucus (201-348-1443).

Yuki Hana Sushi, 131 Kinderkamack Road, Park Ridge (201-391-3230); BYO.


Park & Sixth previously at 364 Grove St, Jersey City (201-918-6072), will be relocating to 279 Grove St, Jersey City in the space previously occupied by The Merchant. Owner/chef Brian Dowling expects to open sometime in December. The original location will remain open until the new space is complete. We dined there last July and loved it.
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