Sunday, August 30, 2015

Community News

Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekend Events

This weekend is all about the outdoor eats, so check out what's going on:

Today, join the #SaveLSP picnic in Liberty State Park from 1pm - sundown. Bring some food, hang out, meet some new friends, and help fight against privatizing the park. 

Today is also Rustique Pizza's four year anniversary so to celebrate, they're giving out free plain slices from noon-6pm. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Save LSP Picnic (and where to stock up!)

This Friday, join the family behind E. Tittlemouse and Co. for a picnic in Liberty State Park! The goal of the picnic - which is a casual get-together, not an organized event- is to help raise awareness about the importance of saving LSP from development and privatization. The idea is to have anybody who's interested show up between 1pm and sundown to enjoy their own picnic, have some food, have some fun, and just enjoy the park, showing their support.

To help get you in the mood, I've compiled a list of picnic best bets from around Jersey City, nothing that needs to be kept cold, warmed up, or requires major preparation:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dinner in the Park Series #3

This Saturday is the third event in the Dinner in the Park Series, a program benefiting Jersey City parks and helping feed the homeless with each dinner estimated to feed over 100 less fortunate. This great project is being put on by FeedJC, a collaboration between Whealth and Andy's Market, and also act as a training ground for Jersey City teenagers hoping to work at restaurants and in food service.

Each dinner is held at a different park in a different ward of Jersey City to help celebrate that culture and neighborhood. Lincoln Park and Van Vorst Park have been checked off the list and this week's dinner is in Pershing Field in Jersey City Heights.

To get a better sense of what you can expect from these dinners, check out my photos from the dinner in Van Vorst Park :

Monday, August 24, 2015

Jobs in Jersey City

Hoping to get started in the restaurant/food industry? Jersey City has options for you.

White Star Bar recently took over the former La Conguita space and as part of their expansion, they've started looking for help in multiple kitchen and FOH roles.

Madame Claude Wine is looking for a part-time sales clerk. While wine experience is helpful (beyond drinking it), it's not necessary.

Razza is searching for an experienced prep cook to join their kitchen team.

Bucket & Bay is looking for an experienced pastry cook who loves working with fresh, seasonal fruit and ideally, has gelato experience, but if not, would be willing to train.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Community News

  • A Greenville Food Pantry is in danger of closing. They're hoping to find a space large enough to serve their current population to which to relocate, but so far haven't found anything.
  • A new food truck, The Angry Crab, has hit Jersey City!
  • Don't forget to check out all the great things happening around town as part of Pride.
  • 9 Bar Cafe announced new fall/winter hours beginning September 7th.
  • Village Yoga will be at the New JSQ Green Market on Friday 8/28 so stock up on fruit and vegetable and a little midday relaxation

Friday, August 21, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Weekend Events

Summer is slowly winding down, but there's still plenty going on around town.

Jersey City Pride kicks off today, 8/20, with a flag-raising at the Brennan Courthouse, starting over a whole week full of great, celebratory events. Of particular note this weekend is Brightside Tavern's Sundays are a Drag Brunch from 1p-5pm. Advance ticketing required.

Bone-In has a special deal going through Friday 8/21 when you order delivery through FastBoy. They're offering 15% off for Jersey City deliveries and 10% off for Hoboken.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Community News

  • A new restaurant, BawarcHi Biryani Corner, opened near Journal Square.
  • Ahri's Kitchen has introduced some new dishes, offered as limited specials, including some gluten-free soups.
  • Congratulations to Just BeClaws for being featured in Grub Street's list of local seafood boils.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Weekend Events

Jersey City is feeling very multi-cultural this weekend so get out there and enjoy it!

Today is the Journal Square Green Market with Bang Me Bakery, Taproot Organics, Stella's Empanadas, & more. This market seems like it's growing by the week, so make sure to check it out.

La Festa Italiana will continue every night through Sunday with music, games, 50/50, bull-riding (!) and lots and lots of food.

After water damage from a fire in the upper floors of their building shut them down, Taqueria Viva Mexico is opening back up today!

Departed Soles Brewing Company will be opening its doors on Friday from from 4-7pm and Saturday from 12-5pm for taste tests of some of their pilot kegs.

La Festa Italiana Part II: The Eats

Beyond all the music, games, and general fun that La Festa Italiana offers, they've also got a lot of offer to eat and drink, so check out this mini photo-tour of what's available and all the reasons why you should be heading there this weekend!
We'll start with the important things: drinks! Lots of beer and specialty cocktails from White Star Bar and the church's homemade limoncello and wine and peaches.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Chilltown Kitchen Announces Next Supper Club

Local collaborative catering company, Chilltown Kitchen, has announced the details for their next monthly supper club.

HopsScotch Presents Special Dinner with Hitachino Nest

This Thursday, 8/13, HopsScotch is hosting Japanese brewery Kiuchi for a special dinner to be paired with the Hitachino Nest beers. The meal will have Japanese influences and there will be a brewery rep on hand to discuss the pairings.

La Festa Italiana Begins Tonight!

Get ready for five straight days of enjoying rice balls, wine and peaches and live music! La Festa Italiana on 6th and Brunswick begins tonight!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Community News

  • La Festa Italiana starts this Wednesday! It will run through Sunday, August 16th, on 6th St. between Monmouth and Brunswick.
  • Talde JC is hosting Talib Kwali for the launch of RE Classics on August 22nd. Talde will be providing drinks and bites and tickets are $20, purchased here.
  • Congratulations to Short Grain for their write-up in the Jersey Journal.
  • Milk Sugar Love is now available for delivery via FastBoy Delivery. They've also started offering their August Flavor of the Month, Caramel Corn.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Weekend Events

Want to spend as much time outdoors as possible before summer's over? This weekend is for you.

On Friday, visit the Journal Square Green Market, open from 11:00am-8:00pm with regulars like Stony Hill, Taproot Organics, Stella's Empanadas, and their ever-expanding vendor list including Bang Me Bakery and El Chilango Taqueria.

This Saturday, help support No Kid Hungry with Bambino Chef who will be fundraising with a lemonade stand at 213 Newark Ave from 10am-1pm. Each lemonade is $1 and their are two corporate matches, so every dollar makes a big difference.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Community News

  • Torico Ice Cream is going to be featured on The Food Network's new series, Great American Food Finds. It will premiere Monday, August 3rd at 9:30pm
  • Carrino Provisions has started a Monday night prix-fixe of two courses plus cannoli for $25 or $30 with a glass of wine and this week's Tuesday BBQ theme will be Thai Street Food.
  • You can now order Milk Sugar Love for delivery through Fastboy Delivery! They even have special coolers and ice to prevent melting.
  • Milk Sugar Love has also started offering the August sundae, a collaboration with Third & Vine. Made with blue cheese ice cream, blueberry chutney, bourbon caramel, and bacon candy, the sundae will be available every weekend through August. 
  • Noches de Colombia will be moving into Jersey City Heights on Central Ave.