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Celebrity chefs plan launch of Jewish deli in Stockton


Founders of the 618 Hospitality Group, Nick Liberato (Paramount Network’s “Bar Rescue,” Netflix’s “Restaurants on the Edge”), Michael Dalewitz and Steve Lau, announced their partnership and the launch of The Borscht Belt Delicatessen, a New York-style deli that has been declared as Liberato’s “love letter” to the Jewish Deli.

The Borscht Belt will be located within the Stockton Market at 19 Bridge St., Stockton, N.J. The Borscht Belt will assume the market’s near entire west side with planned indoor and outdoor seating to accommodate 72 guests (post-COVID restrictions) and offer a six-day-a-week, robust dine-in, take-out and catering menu. With a full- and part-time local staff in the development, the opening is slated for April.

“Top-priority is to serve-up safe and convenient NY-style, old-school delicatessen favorites with a savory and contemporary twist, satisfying a variety of food-connoisseurs while keeping every wallet size in mind,” said Liberato.

Key menu offerings will include various platters with fresh lox, meats, spreads, daily fresh bagels and baked goods, pickles, Bubby Bell’s Matzo Ball soup, Borscht Beet salad, and piled-high pastrami sandwiches fresh from their custom-built pastrami machine made in New York. Coffee will be poured fresh with an exclusive arrangement made with award-winning, Paper Plane Coffee, a 5th generation Colombian-family coffee company.

The Borscht Belt will open each morning at 7 a.m. with varying closing hours. To learn more and sign-up for special announcements and offerings, visit The Borscht Belt online.