In the ever-changing restaurant scene on Belmont Shore’s 2nd Street, the Japanese restaurant, Apengo, has recently been replaced by a new sushi bar, Sushi on Fire. Apengo had a really good fried oyster appetizer, so I was a little sad to see that it was gone. Chris and I decided to give Sushi on Fire a try and we were really glad we did. The old busy decor of the former restaurant has been transformed into an open minimalist space. The huge menu, as expected, is comprised mostly of nigiri sushi, sashimi, and sushi rolls.
The term gastropub, a combination of the words gastronomy and pub, refers to a bar and restaurant serving high-end food. Belmont Shore finally got on the gastropub bandwagon with the opening of Tavern on 2. Located on Second St., in the former space occupied by La Creperie, Tavern on 2 serves a good selection of craft beers and wines as well as a variety of starters, sandwiches and burgers. Starting next weekend, it will serve breakfast.