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‘RHONJ’: Albie & Chris Manzo Talk New Restaurant & Season 5 Spoilers

Tue, March 19, 2013 4:00pm EDT by Chris Rogers 2 Comments
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The Manzo brothers are opening a new restaurant in Hoboken, NJ. So before you tune up your TiVo for season 5 of ‘RHONJ,’ check out Albie and Chris’ new restaurant and taste some of Caroline’s famous recipes!

Not only will Albie and Chris Manzo be back for season five of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but they’re also teaming up with the Village Pourhouse owners to open a new eatery in Hoboken, NJ in April. We have all the details on their new venture, plus all the juicy secrets behind the most infamous housewives in the tri-state area.

The Manzo Brothers Open A New Restaurant

Chris and Albie plan on opening Little Town NJ in Hoboken in early April, where they’ll feature their mom Caroline Manzo’s recipes for the brunch buffet and Sunday gravy on weekends.

Little Town NJ, located at 310 Sinatra Dr., will be the third location of Manhattan’s Little Town NYC, owned by Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr.

Small dishes include “Chargrilled Cape May Oysters” with “savory gorgonzola butter,” “Little Town Rice Balls stuffed with NJ Taylor ham and cheese; and “Fried ‘Mutz’” — breaded and fried local mozzarella served with spicy “Jersey tomato marinara sauce.” Bigger dishes include the “East Hanover Dog,” an Italian hotdog wrapped in a pizza crust and stuffed with sautéed peppers, onions and crispy potatoes; and the “Short Hills Joe,” a New Jersey deli-style “Sloppy Joe.”

While the restaurant will likely bring the Manzo family further success, we have a feeling RHONJ co-star Teresa Giudice may be raising an eyebrow or two over this new development. She did, after all, say that Caroline is as “Italian as the Olive Garden.”

Season Five Of ‘RHONJ’ Will Be The Best Yet

The Manzo brothers tell us that the upcoming season of RHONJ will see a lighter side of Mama Manzo. “I hope to say that she’s gonna be in a better light this year,” Chris told exclusively. “I know that she’s been pretty with, just, life in general. I know last year was a little hectic in general.”

Albie concurs, saying, “The greatest thing about Mom in particular is that Mom’s the real thing. And Mom’s not gonna put on an act for the cameras. She fits the cameras into the life, she doesn’t fit her life into the cameras. When she’s pissed off, you’re gonna know about it. And I think this year, like Chris said, we’re having a lot more fun. When we film with her and stuff, it’s a much more different vibe.”

When asked if infamous Danielle Staub would be returning this season, Albie told us not to count on it. “[This season] reminds me a lot more of the early seasons of Housewives when we could just joke around and be fun, be us. It’s nice to kind of get back to that and Danielle Staub probably would’ve thrown that off track a little bit.”

Are you looking forward to the new season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, HollywoodLifers?

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