Update: Crave is officially open for business. Their website is at http://www.cravelounge.net
Update: I had a quick and excellent meal at the bar, mentioned here.
Update (July 2008): Chef LoPinto has left Crave. Expect to see some changes in the menu and direction, for the worse I would think.
I know a lot of you are searching for information on Crave Restaurant and Lounge in Fairfield, NJ, Chef Anthony LoPinto's (late of Totowa's Earth, and a bunch of other restaurants over the last 15 or so years) latest venture, and I know that a lot of you already know that they're opening "soon." But in case you don't, I'm here to say that Crave is opening in about a week or so. Two maybe max? Do I have any insider info? Liddlebit. Nothing I can share, and posting this might be a betrayal of confidence, though I doubt it because the word is on the street. And heck, I'm pretty excited and want others to be as well. I can almost taste the Benziger now.
Today is Tuesday, 2/12/2008, and I'm guessing I'll see some of you there by next Saturday. If it's not open by then I'll go down personally and pound on the door, incognito of course, demanding more insider info, and I'll apologize for getting your hopes up. Otherwise, I will be sitting at the bar, enjoying Chef LoPinto's cooking, because bar dining is almost always preferable.
Don't say "hi' if you see me, however, because I don't like people.
Crave Restaurant and Lounge : 168 Passaic Ave : Fairfield, NJ : 973.882.8700