New Treats to Try

If you frequent the same Central Jersey eateries, it’s time to try something new.
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If you frequent the same Central Jersey eateries, it’s time to try something new. Fortunately, this pair of places opened in time to enjoy this summer.

The Good Roots Café is firmly planted at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery (1051 Route 202, Ringoes, 800.422.6008; rutgersin.com), offering fresh seasonal fare from Blue Fish Grill and tasty baked goods and certified fair trade coffee from Factory Fuel Co., both in nearby Flemington.

Blue Fish Grill’s famous housemade crab cake rounds out an eclectic menu that also includes sandwiches, salads, quesadillas, specials sprouting from local produce and “quick grabs” like soaked oats and a Greek yogurt cup. The flower-filled, garden-like setting of the nursery is an added bonus.

The Belgian is the most popular waffle in the United States. But Liege waffles—made with a yeasted dough and caramelized pearl sugar—are the most common variety in Belgium. You can try the specialty at Nina’s Waffles and Ice Cream (252 Nassau St., Princeton, 609.688.6896; ninaswafflesofprinceton .com) in both sweet and savory dishes—bacon and cheddar, mac ‘n’ cheese with BBQ pulled pork, roasted fig jam with double-cream brie or a scoop or two of housemade artisanal ice cream. There are two dozen flavors to choose from. Key lime raspberry, perhaps? Or maybe you’re in the mood for double espresso crunch. No matter. They’re all good!

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