Rutgers icon Eric LeGrand opens a cafe; Other Restoration News

Eric LeGrand is about to open his first café. The former Rutgers soccer player, who suffered a crippling spinal cord injury during an in-game tackle in 2010, opens May 14. A ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 11 a.m. The cafe is set to brew six roasts: Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Sumatra, and a new house blend, and will offer ready meals and an assortment of other coffee drinks, which LeGrand likes to call “cups of faith “.
10 Green Street, Woodbridge

Tropicana opened its new restaurant this week, offering barbecue specialties and inventive cocktails. The menu features a variety of barbecue styles, including St. Louis ribs, pulled pork Charlotte, and memphis-style half chicken. Classics like hushpuppies, mac and cheese, turkey legs and more are also available. The menu includes Texas-sized cocktails and frozen drinks. Opening at 4 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends.
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-428-7512

This Australian-inspired, wellness-focused venue recently opened its third location in Jersey City’s Arts District. In addition to coffee from a New York roaster, Wattle Café offers a customizable menu, including keto and vegan options. Breakfast wraps, acai bowls, salads, smoothies, sandwiches, and other natural treats are also offered. Located inside the Marin Residence.
351 Marin Blvd., Jersey City; 201-588-3510

The newest addition to the American Dream Mall is this Chinese-inspired restaurant. Serving Lanzhou beef noodles, a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, the restaurant uses fresh ingredients to craft its menu. Located in Coca-Cola Eats (Court C) on level 3 of the mall. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford

Exit Zero Hospitality has opened its new business, Boat Drinks, at the Cape May Ferry Terminal, which is undergoing a massive makeover. The new spot offers signature salads in glass jars, starters, soups, sandwiches and desserts. With a view of the huge ferry boats arriving in the harbor, the bartenders at Boat Drinks will ring a bell when the boats arrive and host a special $2 dockside special.
1200 Lincoln Boulevard (Cape May Ferry Terminal), North Cape May; 609-551-4209

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