Wood Stack Pizza Kitchen Opens in Pine Brook

A new spot for Italian favorites, roasted chicken, pork shoulder and daily fish specials.

Wood Stack Pizza Kitchen, a 7,000 square-foot restaurant with a liquor license, has opened at 29 Rt 46 East, Pine Brook (973-227-3007). Menu items include meatballs, salads, pizza, pasta and entrees, such as roast pork shoulder, fire-roasted chicken and daily fish specials. Desserts include a maple budino, strawberry shortcake, bomboloni and s’mores pizza. Open daily from noon.

Through August 30, when both restaurants will close, Blu (556 Bloomfield Avenue, 973-509-2202) and Next Door (556 Bloomfield Avenue, 973-744-3600), both in Montclair, will be offering an eat-what-you-want-pay-what-you-want promotion. The menu will include a combination of dishes from Blu and Next Door and owner/chef Zod Arifai has a rule that you must eat everything you order otherwise you cannot order more. Both restaurants are BYO.


Teriyaki, sliders and Belgian fries are featured at Bachi 197, a casual restaurant at 197 Hackensack Street, Wood-Ridge (201-728-4828); BYO.

Bollywood Grill, offering authentic Indian street food, 435 North Beverwyck Road, Parsippany (973-257-1444); BYO.

Carvao BBQ, a Portuguese restaurant and bar with an open pit BBQ, has opened at 686 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City (551-200-6363).

The Cove Restaurant & Bar, featuring a seafood-based menu along with steak and burger options, has opened at 3700 Brigantine Boulevard, Brigantine (609-264-5740).

Hudson Bread Cafe, an artisan bread bakery and cafe, has opened at 1001 Riverside Station Blvd, Xchange Plaza, Secaucus (201-225-3430). Read about our visit in May 2014 to the North Bergen location.

Noce 77 (Italian for walnut), offering modern Italian cuisine, has opened at 77 Walnut Street, Montclair (973-233-1019); BYO. Dinner is served Tuesday through Sunday.

Seed to Sprout, a vegan eatery, juice and smoothie bar, has opened at 560 A River Road, Fair Haven (732-268-7533). Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 AM to 3 PM.

Viva Bigotes, offering Mexican food, has opened at 110A Brighton Avenue, Long Branch (732-272-1014); BYO.

Asian Fusion cuisine is offered at the newly opened Wild Bamboo, 8 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch (732-222-2893); BYO. Open daily from 11:30 AM.


Forte, Point Pleasant has closed. The restaurant will reopen after renovations, with a new name and a concept similar to Harpoon Willy’s in Manasquan, which is owned by the new proprietors.

Pat Thai, Parsippany

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