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Twenty/20 Taphouse Readying For Opening

Some of the 32 draft lines waiting for their beer at Twenty/20 Taphouse.


Twenty/20 Taphouse, the third component of the three-piece “event center” on Cedar Grove Lane, is within a couple weeks of opening.

The gastropub will feature craft beers, craft sodas and comfort food.

Twenty/20 is the last piece of property owner Ruben Patel’s “event” complex that stretches from Cedar Grove Lane to Easton Avenue and includes the Springhill Suits hotel and the Imperia catering hall.

Restaurant patrons will be seated in booths of various sizes.

The centerpiece of the 6,100-square-foot, 224-seat restaurant is a 360-degree bar that will feature 32 draft beer lines, 20 of which will be dedicated to craft beers, said Peggy Chung, the restaurant’s general manager.

“I’m focusing on New Jersey breweries because there’s so many of them and they’re so good,” she said.

The craft beers will be regularly rotated, she said.

In addition to the beer varieties, Twenty/20 will also offer craft soda through a partnership with Reading Soda Works of Pennsylvania, Chung said.

“We’re going to put in a ginger beer that they make, so we can do our own Moscow Mules,” she said. “We’ll do a root beer and then something fun, like a vanilla crème soda or something.”

The bar will have some extra lines for pouring drinks such as hard cider, Chung said.

The 34-seat bar is surrounded by a number of “high-top” tables and longer “communal” tables with power outlets for the working-lunch crowd.

“We really want it to be the central point for a gathering, where people can hang out, feel comfortable, get their favorite game on one of the TVs,” she said.

The restaurant’s kitchen, featuring its double pizza oven.

Speaking of TVs, they’re all over the walls; Chung said there will be more than 20 screens.

There’s also a back room that can be separated by a “garage door” for private functions of about 25, she said.

The restaurant portion is all booths; 2- and 6-seaters and larger banquettes.

The menu of the “from-scratch” kitchen will feature “American comfort food,” Chung said.

“Dishes that everybody recognizes, but better,” she said.

There will be about eight variations on the hamburger – Chung said restaurant staff tested different burger blends for “a good two months” – as well as about 10 different pizza offerings. The pizza dough will be freshly made in the kitchen and the pizzas cooked in the two pizza ovens.

She said the pizzas will be available on a traditional crust or on flat bread.

There will also be offerings such as entree-sized salads, pasta dishes, seafood and steaks, she said.

Chung said the restaurant will probably have a “soft opening” the weekend of May 10.

Twenty/20 will serve lunch daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be open until midnight Mondays through Thursdays, 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 p.m. Sundays.

 

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