Openings: Cuban…Quennelles…Crab Cakes

Azucar Cuban Cuisine & Cigars, 171 Schraalenburgh Road in Closter, features authentic Cuban food and drink. chef Nick Vazquez and his daughter, Lauren, also own two other restaurants with the same name, one in Jersey City and the other in Edgewater. Lunch and dinner are being served. Lauren Vazquez is head mixologist.  201-660-7977

Bistro Rouget, 18 Bridge Street, at the corner of Main Street in Stockton, is the name of the new French bistro from chef Brian Held. It formerly was NoLa by Brian. Held’s menu at the BYO’s new incarnation features goat cheese and leek cheesecake, steak tartare, quenelles de poisson, duck confit and potato Dauphinoise, veal blanquette and salmon with mustard crust. Dinner only, Wednesday through Sunday. 609-460-4863

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, 211 Main Street in North Brunswick, has a Maryland-accented menu of crab cakes and crab dip along with a dozen burger combinations and 10 varieties of wings. More than two dozen draft and by-the-bottle brews are featured. First opened in Ocean City Maryland in 1976, the sports bar chain has 45 locations; this is the first in New Jersey. 732-515-9760.

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