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New Owner of Mompou Will Maintain Founder’s Traditions, Build on Them

March 24, 2017

When longtime Ironbound business and property owner Steven T. Yglesias opened the doors of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge in 2005, the awning out front featured the phrase “redefine your Ironbound experience” along with its now familiar bull logo.

Mompou’s new owner, Tony Martinez, has promised to honor the traditions of the game-changing eatery on Ferry Street, while ...

Popular Military Park Burger Spot set to reopen in April

After closing for the winter, Burg, a popular new restaurant located in Military Park, is scheduled to re-open in April.

Chris Siversen, executive chef and co-owner of the burger spot, said the crowds diminished when the weather turned cold.

“We thought it would be better if we closed for the winter in order to put full effort into the spring time,” Siversen said.

The ...

Whole Foods opens with a bang amid Newark's boom

When the glass doors slid open at the long-anticipated Whole Foods market opening on Wednesday, Karim Aquil Sharif, a chef who lives in Newark, walked through and stood right in the middle of the store, in a state of giddy excitement, as more than 500 people poured in around him.

"I'm a chef, and I just bought some store-made Italian chicken sausage, and I'm going down the aisle ...

After 25 years, Newark Club calls it quits

Rising high 22 floors above the city's downtown, the Newark Club is the ultimate room with a view. 

The club's Metropolitan Room, ringed by tall and wide windows, provides a panorama unique in the metropolitan area. To the left sits a slice of Newark's downtown centered around the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Dead center, the Meadowlands looms, a pocket of nature ...

Popular Halal Guys Joins the Restaurant Scene on Halsey Street

The Halal Guys restaurant opened on Halsey Street in Newark less than three weeks ago, but it’s already proving to be an enormous success, with lunchtime lines that snake inside the eatery.

“Being so close to New York, a lot of people here are familiar with us,” said Nazmul Huda, owner of the Newark Franchise. “We’ve built a loyal customer base in Newark in less ...

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