Openings: Porto By Antonio in Livingston

Plus: Bonds Tavern in West Orange and other openings and closings.

Porto by Antonio, offering Neapolitan-style pizza, pizze fritte (fried pizzas) homemade pasta, salads and more, has opened at 471 West Mt Pleasant Avenue, Livingston. Wines from Unionville Vineyard in Ringoes are served.

Bonds Tavern, 643 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange (973-731-5309), has opened offering burgers, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, meal-sized salads, old-fashioned milkshakes, over 50 craft beers and much more.


Soul food, including fried fish and chicken wings, are on the menu at the newly opened Aquil’s Fish and Wings, a fast food restaurant at 401 Orange Road, Montclair (973-707-7022).

Dominican cuisine for take out and delivery is offered at Punta Cana Restaurant, 2151 Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee (201-849-5556).

SoMa (short for South Main) Downtown Grill, has opened at 62 S Main Street, Phillipsburg (908-213-3500). Menu items include burgers, sandwiches, salads and entrees such as flat iron steak, fish & chips and stuffed chicken breast.


Better Bites, Newark

Cakeaholic Obsession, 324 Orange Road, Montclair, has closed. Owner Julie Johnson has reported on her Facebook page that they will be reopening in a new location. Her summer baking camp will still be held.

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