Thursday, January 29, 2015

Events in Jersey City

One of the things I love about Jersey City is that there's something for everyone, especially in the culinary world.

Of course, there's Hudson Restaurant Week which started earlier this week and will continue through next week. Restaurants all throughout Hudson County are offering special prix-fixe meals for you to enjoy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pasta Dal Cuore Adds Take Out Lunch Specials

Pasta Dal Cuore is expanding their pasta options! They've been busy doing recipe testing and the store will now carry fresh take-out pasta lunches, available every Tuesday through Friday.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snowpocalypse or Whatever It's Called 2015: Who Is Open?

In all honesty, I don't recommend going out tonight and probably not tomorrow night either. It does not seem great outside and falling is embarassing.

BUT, if you forgot/willfully chose not to because eh, it's a hassle, to stock up before the storm, here's a list of what is confirmed open tonight and/or tomorrow in Jersey City.

UPDATED TUESDAY: Ok, so this blizzard didn't turn out to be a blizzard. It is still snowing outside, so hopefully you still get to enjoy a snow day. Jersey City is ready for you!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Community News

Friday, January 23, 2015

Carrino Provisions Officially Open!

Carrino Provisions, the Italian market and restaurant from Dale Talde and partners and Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of Kitchen Cousins, has officially opened for business!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Winter 2015 Hudson Restaurant Week is Here!

Next Monday, January 26th, marks the start of the biggest Hudson Restaurant Week yet!

Approximately 50 restaurants throughout Hudson County are participating in the 10 day event of discounted prix-fixe menus and close to half of those are in Jersey City.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Community News

  • Congratulations to Jon Vitiello of Thirty Acres on being named one of the Top 5 Sous Chefs of 2015 by Inside Jersey Magazine.
  • Stony Hill has opened up their 2015 CSA membership and they have both full and half shares available.
  • Sam a.m. has extended their hours and the kitchen will now be open until 3:30pm every day.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Upcoming Events

It may be freezing outside, but there's still plenty to do, eat, and drink! Here are some of the best bets coming up:

Satis Bistro is holding a "Winter Wine Dinner" on Wednesday, January 21st. It begins at 7:30 pm and there will be six delicious-sounding tastings paired with wines presented by Cool Vines, Kermit Lynch, & IPO Wines.
Reservations are required and can be made through their website.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Community News

  • Congratulations to Thirty Acres on being included in Eater's 38 Essential New York Restaurants.
  • Pint will be closed on Monday and Tuesday this week for their annual staff holiday event.
  • Grandma Downtown has launched a new and updated menu for 2015.
  • Sam a.m. has extended their hours and will now be serving brunch until 3:30pm on the weekends.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Taphaus: A Modern Beer Garden In Jersey City

       (view from right in front of Taphaus)

Walking into Taphaus for the first time, I immediately fired off a text to my friends saying "Oh god, this is my nightmare." But once I walked in another 4 feet or so, past the large crowd of overgrown frat boys concentrating on getting hammered, I began to experience an entirely different Taphaus - more beer garden then club and one I liked much better.

While waiting, I sat next to a middle-aged couple at the bar there to relax, then later had dinner a table away from a small group of women in their early twenties celebrating a birthday and amongst several other various groups of friends and dates. Luckily, Taphaus is large enough to accommodate a hugely mixed crowd successfully. With its long bar, communal seating, and smaller tables, there's a place for everyone to hang out and it's a nice change of pace from most Jersey City drinking establishments that tend to draw one type of crowd.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Community News

  • Congratulations to 9 Bar Cafe who had their soft opening this week. To learn more, check out this article from the Jersey Journal.
  • Tea NJ is looking for an experienced barista to join their team
  • Thirsty Quaker is holding a DuClaw Brewing tasting next Thursday beginning at 6pm.