Sunday, November 29, 2015

Community News

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pre and Post Thanksgiving Events

Now that your Thanksgiving plans are all set, time to plan around the holiday!
  • O'Leary's is having a pre-Thanksgiving fest with $2 fireball shots, Dos Equis bottles, and Departed Soles drafts and 50 cent wings.
  • Miss Wong's is hosting a special Le Vibes party Wednesday evening.
  • Porta is celebrating one year in Jersey City the night before Thanksgiving with a champagne toast and $8 boilermakers.

Who's Open Around Town

Not long ago, I did a construction round-up of a lot of the places in progress around town, and since then, a few of those places have opened, a few more have made significant progress, and a few others not mentioned have also opened.

Bwe Kafe, a coffee shop with a social mission founded in Hoboken, opened their Jersey City location at 140 River Drive South.

Dark Side of the Moo, well-known for their exotic meats, opened their first brick and mortar location in the Heights this past weekend at 52 Bowers Street. They're still in the process of the soft opening and will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, but will be having their official Grand Opening this Saturday

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Community News

  • Congratulations to David Drake of Greene Hook and Light Horse Tavern for the two write-ups the restaurant received last week, one from The Village Voice and one from NJ Monthly.
  • This Wednesday, Departed Soles is debuting their Winter Seasonal, Naughty (list) By Nature during the Tasting Room's Opening Hours from 2pm-7pm
  • Busy Bee Organics will be at the Grove Street Farmer's Market tomorrow and they are also offering free holiday delivery.
  • Milk Sugar Love has special holiday hours for the week.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Jersey City Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here and Jersey City has a lot of options to help you keep it local and make it easy. Here are some ideas on where to get all your essential (and non-essential but delicious) Thanksgiving supplies, what to do, and where to go if you're not cooking.

The Turkey
Check in with Ron of Bone-In for sources of local turkey.

Stony Hill was offering local cage-free turkeys from Ashley Farms. They may still be accepting pre-orders, but time is definitely running short. Try calling (908) 879-2696 to place your request.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Community News

  • Left Bank Burger Bar is going to appear on Food Network's Burgers, Brew and 'Que. Filming is taking place tomorrow, 11/16, from 3-6pm.
  • On Nov. 9th, beginning at 7pm, HopsScotch is holding a five course tasting dinner with beer pairings by BFM.
  • Congratulations to  Bwe Kafe who opened their Jersey City location, 140 River Drive South, this weekend.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

First Look at Archer Bar

After being one of the most popular vendors at both Project Eats and All About Downtown, Archer Bar is now getting ready to open up their new space to the public. They've been hosting a few friends and family nights and last Saturday they issued an invite on Instagram to the public for a test night.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day in Jersey City

In honor of Veteran's Day, several places around Jersey City and Hoboken are offering specials:

Sam a.m., Starbucks, and Black Rail Coffee are offering free coffee to veterans

Choc O Pain is offering 20% off every order for veterans.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Community News

  • Milk Sugar Love is now accepting orders for their special Thanksgiving cake, featuring carrot cake, cream cheese ice cream, and salted caramel sauce.
  • Congratulations to Kraverie whose kimchi-cheese fries were named one of the Ten Best Fries in New Jersey.
  • Third & Vine will be closed Monday, 11/9 for a private event.
  • FastBoy Delivery is now delivering the Famous Halal Guys every Friday and Saturday night.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chick-fil-A to Open at Newport Mall

Chick-fil-A, the Georgia based fast food chicken chain, is opening in the Newport Mall. Part of the recently much rehabbed dining space, they will celebrate their Grand Opening on Wednesday, November 11th and it's fair to say that large crowds are expected.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Community News

  • Just BeClaws has started serving Cafe du Monde coffee and beignets.
  • Greene Hook recently received a nice write-up on Dine With Pat.
  • On Thursday, November 12th, Raval is hosting a special Emilio Moro Wine Dinner with specially paired menu items for $75/person. Advance reservations recommended.