An iconic pizza joint expands & craft breweries face main blow

20022972A 09/29/16 Hackensack, NJ: “Outdated Eating places” Lido Restaurant at 701 Principal St., Hackensack,

Hello, associates!

As you are studying this, I will be on my option to stunning Nantucket. However, I could not depart you within the lurch for every week, not when a lot has occurred since our final publication! (A very dramatic change of coverage for breweries has been put in place… however extra on that later.) For now, let’s get to our openings.


Vapo Forno, Rutherford

Chef Ciro Iovine, who lately opened Tune E Napule Pizzeria in Rutherford, has opened a second spot, primarily providing takeout, additionally in Rutherford. There are solely 5 stools for eating in. Utilizing components imported from Italy, Vapo Forno gives pizza, sandwiches, deep-fried pasta (flavors embrace carbonara with ham, truffle and mushroom), rice bowls, potato croquettes and stuffed donuts. $$. 104 Park Ave., Rutherford; 201-518-2386, no web site.

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City Tomato, Edgewater

Urban Tomato has a new branch in Edgewater

City Tomato has a brand new department in Edgewater

Restaurateur Akren Asalieh, a Fairview resident, has opened a second City Tomato; his first is in Palisades Park. City Tomato, he mentioned, ferments its dough for 48 hours. It makes use of tomatoes imported from Italy for its sauce and makes its personal fior di latte. And whereas it gives a bunch of pizzas with completely different toppings — funghi with shiitake and truffle oil; spicy honey with bechamel; and bruschetta with zaatar — Asalieh mentioned “the margarita is our specialty pizza.” It sports activities recent mozzarella, recent basil and aged parmesan. You may order a pie or a slice. $$. 276 Outdated River Highway, Edgewater; 201-941-500,

RoofTop at Alternate Place, Jersey Metropolis

The striking views from the Rooftop at Exchange Place in Jersey City

The placing views from the Rooftop at Alternate Place in Jersey Metropolis

Not new — the Rooftop at Alternate Place opened in November 2017 and for the previous two years was solely open three days every week with a restricted menu and choices. However final month it was relaunched with a brand new menu, new cocktails, new vibe and new administration. It’s now additionally open seven days every week, which suggests which you can get breathtaking views of decrease Manhattan any day of the week.

What to eat with these views? Your selections embrace baked crab fondue, Tuscan kale Caesar, Serrano ham and white cheddar sandwich, bacon-wrapped rooster on a mattress of pesto pasta, and cast-iron cookie. And for drinks, take into account an espresso martini with Don Julio Blanco and chilly brew espresso; Sicilian spritz with Aperol, Prosecco and blood orange soda; and Blue Buffalo with Buffalo Hint bourbon, Canton ginger liqueur and blueberry puree. $$$. 1 Alternate Place, Jersey Metropolis; 551-256-7850,

Information bites

July 1 began huge modifications for the craft beer group in New Jersey. A particular ruling by the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Management dictates that brewery licensees will probably be restricted within the variety of occasions they will host and attend yearly. Below the ruling, microbreweries are allowed to carry 25 on-site actions, like trivia and music nights, yearly, in addition to 52 non-public events. Breweries also can attend 12 off-premises occasions, reminiscent of city and vacation celebrations. Earlier than the ruling, breweries may maintain a limiteless variety of occasions.

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Pizza HQ, when it opens later this week, will serve robot-made pizza. A press flattens disks of dough to precisely the suitable measurement. A human takes the dough off the press and locations it on a pie tin. Then the dough is distributed alongside a conveyor belt with a machine that applies sauce, cheese and toppings — the identical quantity each time. It then goes on one other journey on a belt that runs by means of a protracted, flat oven the dimensions of a automotive. When it reaches the opposite facet — in simply over 5 minutes — the pie is cooked and able to be sliced by one other machine, which divides the pizza into exactly minimize slices.

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Hackensack's Lido restaurant reopens

Hackensack’s Lido restaurant reopens

Prepared for a second Lido? Steve Lonegan, the proprietor of the beloved old-school Italian joint, mentioned he’s about to shut on a facility in North Arlington the place he intends to launch a Lido II. Will probably be, he mentioned, precisely just like the 57-year-old basic on Principal Road in Hackensack, well-known for its thin-crust pizza and conventional sliced steak sandwich — save for a couple of exceptions. Will probably be considerably larger — 25 extra seats (its capability is round 150), will serve lunch every day, and have parking, one thing sorely missed in Hackensack.

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Price key:

  • $ Reasonably priced (can get a filling meal for underneath $15 per individual)

  • $$ Common (can get a filling meal for $15 to $25 per individual)

  • $$$ Dear (can get a filling meal for $30 to $40)

  • $$$$ Deal with yours

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