Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Two Years!

Yesterday was the two year anniversary of Jersey City Eats! Thank you so much to all of you who have been reading, commenting, emailing, and/or following me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You have no idea how much I appreciate it and how fun it is to hear and see your responses!

The past year has been huge in Jersey City - it seems like we haven't gone more than a couple weeks without someplace new opening. In addition, Pacific Flea and 6th Borough Market have both come back with a vengeance, and Farmers' Markets have expanded all over town.

To help celebrate the past year of writing this blog and enjoying the ever-growing food scene in Jersey City, I picked some of my personal favorite dishes I've had over the past year. This has become incredibly hard to do because there are so many things I've enjoyed and that I think about over and over again; but still, decisions must be made. So here are some of my top favorites, some of which have been posted before and some which haven't:

One of the chef's daily crudo from The Kitchen at Grove Station - this tuna with watermelon radish, black sesame, and hot chiles was refreshing, slightly citrusy, and had just the right amamount of heat. Not to mention it was beautifully plated.

Beef Short Rib Kare Kare from Talde - My experiences thus far at Talde have been a bit mixed with the great items being really great and the rest being....forgettable. The Beef Short Rib Kare Kare is the former. It redefined the term "melt in your mouth" for me and is incredibly tender, dissolving into an explosion of slightly spicy, peanutty, beefy flavor.

Honey corncake ice cream from Milk Sugar Love - sweet, buttery, toasted crunchy goodness packed with honey, this immediately became one of my favorite flavors from Milk Sugar Love.

Gimlet from dullboy - sometimes the simple things are the hardest to do, but the bartenders at dullboy have had no trouble mastering this excellent, just limey enough gin gimlet. I hope to drink this as much as I can all summer long.

Slice from Rizzo's - I just recently enjoyed this absolutely giant slice from this old school Italian deli in the heights and was blown away. Not only is it huge and cheap, it's a great example of what a good reliable, classic slice of pizza should be.

Fried beef tendons from Thirty Acres - I didn't get a picture, but I had them one of the last nights before Thirty Acres started their tasting menu and they were out-of-this-world delicious. Essentially, chewy, sticky, crunchy beef candy.

Thanks again Jersey City and let's keep eating well!


  1. Happy Anniversary! I love this site. I come here very often to find out what the deal is with the food scene in JC...if it wasn't for this site, I would be that much less well versed in the culinary adventures of JC...keep up the great work!

  2. Great work! Keep it up!

    1. Thank you, I really appreciate the support!