Oink and Moo BBQ & Burgers is coming to Bell Works in Holmdel — Courtesy: Somerset Development
By Joshua Burd
Another restaurant is expanding into Bell Works, joining a growing roster of eateries and retailers at the 2 million-square-foot mixed-use complex in Holmdel.
Somerset Development, the property’s owner, announced Tuesday that Oink and Moo BBQ & Burgers will bring its brand to the campus on Crawfords Corner Road. It will mark the operator’s second location, offering classic barbecue dishes with a mix of styles from each region of the southern Barbecue Belt.
The space is set to open in October within what’s known as The Block at Bell Works.
“We knew the Bell Works New Jersey campus was the perfect location for a second Oink and Moo as soon as we stepped inside,” said Joshua Sacks, co-owner of Oink and Moo. “We can’t wait to bring quality barbecue and burger menu items to the Metroburb, and are beyond excited to add something fresh to the variety of dining options available on The Block.”
Oink and Moo will be available seven days a week inside Bell Works, a hub of office space, retail and community services that Somerset Development has created inside the iconic former Bell Labs research campus. To easily service the complex’s office users, the restaurant will also offer a mobile app for workers to order delivery and promises the food’s arrival within 20 minutes.
In addition to a restaurant, Oink and Moo at Bell Works will sell items such as smoker grills, custom marinades, rubs and grill accessories, according to a news release. The business will also make its two food trucks available for customers to book for private events and gatherings, while a third food truck will expand the fleet and become available next summer for private and regional events, including carnivals and outdoor concerts.
“We’re constantly seeking one-of-a-kind restaurants and retailers to add to Bell Works’ blooming ecosystem of business and culture,” said Ralph Zucker, president of Somerset Development. “Oink and Moo BBQ & Burgers is not only available to those who work at the Metroburb, but to anyone looking for a vibrant, high-quality barbecue experience.”
Oink and Moo began in October 2020 as a partnership between Sacks and co-owner Kevin Trimarchi, who owns 22 West Tap & Grill in Bridgewater, the news release said. Sacks began his catering business in 2011 and officially opened his first food truck in 2012, garnering several culinary awards, while Trimarchi opened a separate concept known as Epic Cookies in May 2021 on Main Street in Somerville.