Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Jersey City Fish Stand Turns One



Jersey City Fish Stand, 508 Jersey Ave, is coming up on one year in business and to celebrate, they're extending their menu and hours, and offering specials in the store from 12/2-12/17.

Giving Tuesday


Today is what has become known as "Giving Tuesday", an extension of and counter to the shopping-filled days of Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  

If you're able to give, there are a lot of great organizations working to protect the rights of food workers, addressing hunger, and helping keep people fed. Here are some options, both in and out of Jersey City.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Midnight Market JC Returns


Midnight Market, which debuted last month, is returning on Friday, 12/9 from 7:30pm-midnight. The market, located at 147 Harborside Financial Center (next to NY Sports Club), will feature a few logistical changes as well as an expanded roster of vendors with music by Chilltown Collective and an official after-party at Porta.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Community News


  • Jersey Girls Food Tours is offering 15% all December food tours if you book with code CELEBRATE2016 before Tuesday at 11:59pm including the three special holiday tours they having coming up. 
  • Jersey City Ties is hosting their 6th Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Happy Hour beginning at 2pm at Lucky 7's. 
  • Tea NJ has a new spicy vegan double-stacked non-chicken sandwich. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Part II

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you need information on where to go, where to shop, or where to volunteer, check this post out.

However, if you're looking for info on before and after, who's open, and what's happening, keep reading.

Photo courtesy of Bucket & Bay

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Community News


  • Whealth will open their pop-up shop at Harborside tomorrow, Monday 11/21, for a soft open from 7am-10pm with complimentary coffee and oatmeal. 
  • Congratulations to LITM on celebrating thirteen years in Jersey City. 
  • 6th Borough Market is teaming up with Harborside to start a Holiday Bazaar which will run every Tuesday beginning this week. 
  • Beginning tomorrow, Carmine's Pizza Factory will carry whole wheat and multi-grain pizza options. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Get to Know JC Eaters: The Recap (Part 2)

Instead of posting new JC Eaters, I wanted to look back at the twenty Jersey City residents who have been featured so far and talk about some of my favorite recommendations and the things I've learned. Two weeks ago, I recapped the ten most recent profiles and this week, we'll go over the first ten. 

So many people have told me they've found a new dish to try or a new favorite restaurant based off someone's profile and I've definitely pick up some great recommendations myself. I love reading through every submission I get and I'm so exited to have people share more about the food, neighborhoods, and scenic spots they love in Jersey City as well as their own personal passions and hobbies. 

Starting from the 10th and counting down to the 1st, here are ten JC Eaters sharing their favorite eats around Jersey City.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Whealth is Keeping Busy

Whealth and Co., founded by Chef David Trotta, has always been on the move and that's especially true of late. They've got several special events coming up, a new pop-up cafe opening soon, and construction is underway on their Journal Square location.

Photo from Whealth

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wurstbar


If you're looking for a place to do some serious beer drinking, Wurstbar is going to be your new favorite spot.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Community News


  • Cafe Batata has started carrying gluten-free pastries from WHOS Gluten Free. 
  • Ozu Foods will begin offering lunch this Wednesday and will have it available every Wednesday-Friday from 11:30am-2pm.
  • Latham House will be closed next week, 11/21-11/24. They'll also have a cookie exchange soon so stay tuned for that. 
  • Sam a.m. is hosting a "Being Grateful and Eating BBQ" this Thursday. $40/pp

Thanksgiving 2016


Thanksgiving is getting closer and Jersey City has a lot of options to help you celebrate. Here are some ideas on where to get all your essential Thanksgiving supplies, what to do, and where to go if you're not cooking.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Pause

Considering the events of Election Day, it feels inappropriate to put up typical blog posts for the next few days though I absolutely understand the need for distraction. I'm just simply not prepared to go back to business as usual.

Posts will resume Sunday, 11/13. In the meantime, some relevant and hopefully helpful links:

How the presidency can affect our food and our food workers:
http://www.eater.com/2016/11/9/12930812/donald-trump-food-policy

Two great lists of of organizations to donate time and/or money to if you're able:
http://www.racked.com/2016/11/9/13573936/donate
http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078

And finally, a thought from a favorite podcaster of mine:


Monday, November 7, 2016

Vogue Cafe Now Open

Vogue Cafe, a French cafĂ© at 177 York Street, opened their doors to the public late last week. Owned and operated by a French couple, they've created a casual but intimate feel with full coffee and tea service including a variety of specialized espresso drinks like a salted caramel mocha and a small menu comprised of sandwiches, soups, and bakery items. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Community News


As part of Community News, here's a list of Election Night Specials that will remain updated from now through Tuesday:
  • PJ Ryan's will be showing updates and the news all night long on their TVs. 
  • Latham House is having Happy Hour from open until close with 2 for 1 cocktails and a burger & draft beer special for $11.08
  • LITM will be airing the election on Tuesday with Happy Hour and taco and margarita specials all night. 
  • McGinley Square Pub will be showing the election results on their projector and offering Bad Hombre, Nasty Woman, and Patriot shot specials for $2
  • Liberty Prime is featuring a list of special election day cocktails. 
  • Madame Claude Bis will be showing election coverage on mute with live music from Manouche Bag and complimentary champagne. 
Community News
  • Kraverie is running a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. You can stop in and drop off various donations to get entered into their giveaway. 
  • The Archer is celebrating their one year anniversary this Thursday, 11/10 with live music and all night drink specials. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Get to Know JC Eaters: The Recap (Part 1)

This week and next week, instead of posting new JC Eaters, I wanted to look back at the twenty Jersey City residents who have been featured so far and talk about some of my favorite recommendations and the things I've learned.

I started doing this in order to hear more about the places and food in Jersey City other people love and it's been great. So many people have told me they've found a new dish to try or a new favorite restaurant based off someone's profile and I've definitely pick up some great recommendations myself. I love reading through every submission I get and I'm so exited to have people share more about the food, neighborhoods, and scenic spots they love in Jersey City as well as often their own personal passions and hobbies. 

Starting from the most recent and counting down to 11, here are the past ten JC Eaters sharing their favorite eats around Jersey City.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Square 1 Now Open


Another new restaurant is set to open! After months of renovations and more recently, several weeks of staff training, Square 1 Community Eatery ready to open its doors to the public.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

La Mexicana Sets Opening Date

As previously posted, a new Mexican restaurant called La Mexicana has moved into the former diner on Route 440, but at the time, they were still working on updating the space and doing menu tasting.