Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ahri's Kitchen is Officially Open!

Good news, Jersey City!

Ahri's Kitchen, the much-anticipated Korean restaurant coming to Hamilton Park, is officially opening to the public today. After starting work last fall. launching a successful kickstarter, and doing a few test-runs over the past few weeks,  the family-run restaurant has finished the permit process and gotten the official OK from the city to begin. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Community News

  • Congratulations to The Kitchen at Grove Station for their review and Very Good rating from the NYTimes
  • Next Sunday, 5/3, is the first day of the Riverview Farmer's Market.
  • The Community Food Program from Grace Community Services is seeking volunteers and supplies. Their breakfast plus program is relied upon by and feeds between 50-100 hungry members of the Jersey City Community every Saturday and Sunday.
  • Congratulations to Prato Bakery for their official grand opening and ribbon cutting last week. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BBQ is Coming to Jersey City!

Exciting news for Jersey City -  a new Portuguese restaurant and barbecue is coming to town! Thanks to Blossom for the tip on Instagram.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Community News

  • White Mana, local diner, was recently visited and written up by Robert Sietsema of Eater.
  • The Hamilton Inn is hiring. Apply in person Monday - Friday between 4pm-7pm and also check in with The Kitchen, hiring for FOH positions.
  • Jersey City Ties is planning their annual Spring Pub Crawl for May 2nd, beginning at 2pm.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Checking Out Livestock

If you haven't taken the time to check out Livestock yet, you're missing out. Offered as a once-weekly Sunday afternoon pop-up at LITM, Livestock is constantly exploring new ingredients and bringing creativity to their kitchen.

Every week I look forward to reading their menu to see what the chefs behind Livestock have come up with and having been in a couple of times now, I've yet to find it an easy decision on what to get. The simplest answer? Go with a few friends and split as much as you can.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Potential Meat CSA Available

While Jersey City has a a good overall farmer's market presence, one area that could use improvement is easy access to grass-fed, high-quality meat. Recently, a reader reached out to me to ask if I'd be interested in helping get a CSA from Herondale Farm started in Jersey City. They provide grass-fed, pasture-raised, antibiotic-free meat and I wanted to share the information because I think it would be a great and useful service for a lot of people.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Community News

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Construction Updates #2 (Downtown)

Jersey City just keeps on building! Since there's been some pretty significant progress on a number of the restaurants opening around downtown and several announcements of new places, I figured it was a good time to do a run-down of what's going on.

Ahri's Kitchen, the family-run Korean spot opening at 227 7th St. (off Erie), has been hard at work for the past several months and it looks like they're at the point of finishing touches and final logistics. They've had a couple of preview diners in and the latest rumors are that they expect to be open within the next two weeks.

Raval, Satis Bistro's tapas restaurant, is opening at 136 Newark Ave. They still appear to be doing some minor construction work, but the majority of the inside appears done and they're predicting a late spring opening (hopefully around May).

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Community News

  • Congratulations to Thirty Acres on receiving three stars from Eater on their new tasting menu and special congratulations to Kevin Pemoulie who was named one of the People's Best New Chefs for the NY region. Voting is going on through April 8th, so click here to show your support.
  • Milk Sugar Love has started serving the first sundae in the summer-long sundae collaboration with chefs around Jersey City. This month's collaboration is with Sam a.m. and has french toast ice cream, candied bacon, and raspberry syrup. It will be available every weekend this month. 
  • Along with the new summer sundaes, Milk Sugar Love has introduced a new flavor of the month: Lime in the Coconut.
  • On April 14th, Komegashi Too is hosting a scotch tasting. Contact them for reservations.