Navigating the rough economic seas of 2021 was no small feat for restaurants globally and locally, and we were lucky that many suited up, bravely weathered the storm, and sailed us to the other side. As unfortunate as it was to see several well-loved and institutional establishments across the state close up shop, it also opened the doors for fresh concepts, remixes and revivals to enter the dining landscape.
While there’s no replacing exactly what was, the excitement of what has recently landed and what’s in the New Jersey pipeline has my stomach grumbling in anticipation. To celebrate this joyous new year and beginning, we’re ringing it in with 22 of the Garden State’s very recently opened and upcoming restaurants for 2022.
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