The eatery, which took home Best Barbeque honors at The Taste of Rahway in April, will occupy a space at the corner of Monroe and Bond streets (map) that has been vacant since Tauros Tapas Grill left several years ago. Before the Spanish-Portuguese tapas restaurant, the place was known as Rio Cafe.
The dining room seats about 55 in addition to a bar that seats about 30. The site at 285-289 Monroe St. (map). includes an adjacent residential property and is directly across the street from the 88-unit Meridia Grand, which opened in summer 2010. You might be surprised how quick a walk the location is from downtown, barely 10 minutes at a brisk pace.