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Sep 8, 2011 04:38 PM

Flood damage--let's report in

I realize that many people in NJ aren't thinking about restaurants as they bail out their basements AGAIN and try to save or protect their possessions. But for those of us who are checking in here on CH, let's see if we can't get a running list of places that are closed/damaged/okay. There are enough of us around the state that I'm sure we can get a pretty good listing going.

On my mind:

-Chengdu 23 in the West Belt Mall behind Willowbrook

-Bivio in Little Falls

Anyone who can give a status report on either? Which of your favorite spots are you worried about?

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  1. Za - Pennington. Flood damaged building. Closed indefinitely.

    Eno Terra - Kingston. Flood damaged prep kitchen in cellar. Temporary closure. Waiting on new equipment. Working to reopen wine bar asap with a limited "light fare" menu prepared in their first level kitchen that was not damaged. Full service menu will return when the cellar prep kitchen is back online.

    1. Blue Rooster - Cranbury. Flood damage to cellar storage area and mechanical systems.

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      1. re: cranrob

        Update: The Blue Rooster is reopening Wednesday, October 12.

      2. Anybody know if Inn of the Hawke is ok? Lambertville has been hit multiple times, from what I understand

        Inn of the Hawke
        74 S Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530

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        1. re: Heatherb

          Dillys, the burger stand across the street, was perfectly fine. That bodes well for the Inn.

          1. re: glutton

            Glutton, I think you may be confusing the Inn of the Hawke with the Centre Bridge Inn. The Centre Bridge and Dilly's are both in Pennsylvania, just across from Stockton, NJ.

            1. re: ambrose

              You are correct -- thanks for pointing that out.

          2. re: Heatherb

            Haven't heard anything about the Inn of the Hawke. A friend told me that the Lambertville Station had a lot of water in their basement. Isn't that where the wine bar is?

            1. re: ambrose

              Yep. Their downstairs bar is lovely, I think. Hope they get it fixed by the time I'm back in town! :D

          3. Not a specific establishment, but I understand that local oyster beds have been impacted by all the crud flowing out of flooded watersheds.

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            1. re: equal_Mark

              True. I'd stay away from softies, clams and any other shellfish for the time being. Heck, I'm avoiding swimming as well - while the water has been rough, there's an awful lot of effluent that has flowed into the NY Bight (which affects beaches through AP) and to a lesser extent, the Shark, Squan, Toms River (and that speaks for anything coming out of Barnegat Bay)

            2. This was a very good idea Curlz, thank you.