Well, that was quick. Taan Noodles just closed its doors over the weekend, and there's already a replacement restaurant lined up for the ramen shop. Justin Abad and John Manolatos of Cashion's Eat Place are taking over the space to open Pop's Seabar.
"Think raw bar, think Jersey-inspired mom and pop, think seafood," Abad says of the new restaurant, the first that he and chef Manolatos are seeing all the way through together from concept to opening (it will not be affiliated with Cashion's). They'll have a big raw bar with peel-and-eat shrimp and other seafood items, hamburgers, Taylor pork roll sandwiches, seafood baskets and orange crushes. They'll be open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner.
The restaurant will aim to be casual and affordable, while still maintaining quality ingredients. Their hope is to open September 1, since most of the restaurant's infrastructure is already in place due to the Taan team. "I'm just really excited to let people see a different side of John and me," he said. "We're excited to be investing in the neighborhood, and we'll be here for a long time to come."
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