Sunday Brunch Burger Debuts at Drifthouse by David Burke

Plus: Other upcoming restaurant events, and new beers from a North Bergen brewery.

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The “Benny” Burger at Drifthouse by David Burke

Sunday Brunch at Drifthouse by David Burke

Sundays • Sea Bright

This beachfront restaurant now serves brunch every Sunday with a special new menu prepared by chef David Burke. Tuesday Burger Night has been so successful, Burke says, that he is adding burgers to the menu. His latest creation, the “Benny” Burger, tops a patty with ham, egg and hollandaise sauce, all piled on an English muffin. Other brunch items include a Smoked Brisket Panini (with onion jam and Fontina), Chicken and Waffles, Pancakes with banana-berry syrup and Burke’s signature Bacon on a Clothesline (with maple and black pepper glaze). Cocktails, wine and beer available.

Drifthouse, 1485 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright; 732-530-9760

Outdoor Comedy Night at Central + Main Seafood

Thursday, April 29 • Madison

Chef Leia Gaccione recently transformed her American eatery into a seafood pop-up following pandemic-related closings. To kick off the reopening, Central + Main will bring back Outdoor Comedy Nights. Starting Thursday, April 29, comedian Karen Krents and others will perform, with dinner seatings at 7, 7:15 and 7:30 pm ($50 and $25 at the door). Call for reservations.

Central + Main Seafood, 3 Central Ave., Madison; 973-845-6622

NJ Beer Co. Launches New Beers

April • North Bergen

New Jersey Beer Company has dropped tropical new brews—perfect for enjoying in warm weather. Dialed in Data Fields combines Citra and Mosaic hops with a hint of tropical notes. Raspberry Sunset, a sour ale, tastes of tart raspberry jam, pie and sticky pastry. Mixed Berry Milkshake is a creamy IPA made with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and vanilla. Pick up cans to enjoy at home or visit the tasting room, open Wednesday (5:30–9 pm), Thursday (4–10 pm), Saturday (2–10 pm) and Sunday (12:30–9 pm).

NJ Beer Co., 4201 Tonnelle Ave., North Bergen; 201-758-8342

Customer Appreciation Day at Mamoun’s Falafel

Thursday, April 22 • East Rutherford

In August 2020, Mamoun’s Falafel brought their delicious Middle Eastern dishes to East Rutherford. Since then, the restaurant has received abundant support and will be returning the favor with a Customer Appreciation Day. There will be a buy-one-get-one special on Falafel Sandwiches from 11 am–9 pm on Thursday, April 22. For every sandwich sold, Mamoun’s will donate $1 to the Rutherford Community Pantry. The owners of Mamoun’s, the Chater family, say they have their loyal customers to thank for their success these past eight months.

Mamoun’s Falafel, 90 Rt. 17, East Rutherford; 201-340-4102

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