Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tidal Poke Co. Now Open at Grove Street

Photo courtesy of Tidal Poke Co.
The second location of Tidal Poke Co. at 337 Grove Street is now open!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Pasta Dal Cuore - Non Solo Verdura: A Night of Vegan Delights


Pasta Dal Cuore is putting together a very special vegan dinner featuring fresh, handmade pastas and complex Italian flavors and they're bringing in some natural wines from Pet Shop to go with it.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Community News


Jersey City

  • Big Chef, a long time Jersey City staple for Americanized Chinese food, has been replaced by East Village, an Asian bistro and sushi bar. 
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is in the initial development stages to open a location at 499 Washington Blvd.
  • Basically every pizza place in Jersey City is on this list of Best Pizza nominees. Cast your vote every day until July 2nd to get help get your favorite spot into the semi-finals. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

The 2017 Guide to Project: EATS

This weekend, The Jersey City Project is presenting Project: EATS, a TWO DAY event full of some of the best eats from vendors in Jersey City and beyond. There will be food stands, trucks, and other specialty gourmet vendors, along with a few special surprises over the course of the day. 

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been providing some inside looks at some of the vendors and to give you even more ideas on where to eat, check out my guide below. 

Project: EATS 2017 Meet the Vendor: Dark Side of the Moo

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City.

This week, we're focusing on some favorite Jersey City vendors. Find out more about Dark Side of the Moo, a long time food truck and favorite neighborhood spot who will be bringing some extreme variety to Project: EATS

Photo provided by The Jersey City Project

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Prato Bakery

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City.

This week, we're focusing on some favorite Jersey City vendors. Find out more about Prato Bakery, a favorite neighborhood spot, and learn some of their personal history as well as the history in their food.

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Gusti Di Sicilia

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City.

Meet Gusti Di Sicilia, a frequent vendor around Jersey City who focuses on homestyle Sicilian cooking. 
Photo courtesty of Gusti Di Sicilia FB

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Baonanas

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City.

This week, we're focusing on some favorite Jersey City vendors. Check out Baonanas, a Jersey City born & bred company that started under unfortunate circumstances to end up setting its founders on a whole new path!
Photo courtesy of Baonanas FB

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: House of Gains

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City.

This week, we're focusing on some favorite Jersey City vendors. Meet House of Gains, a family-run business focused on creating your favorite dishes with a healthier spin. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Bang Cookies

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City.

This week, we're focusing on some favorite Jersey City vendors. Meet Bang Cookies who became an instant hit at Farmers Markets around town and recently opened a small production facility in the Heights.
Photo provided courtesy of The Jersey City Project

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Eemas Cuisine

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City.  

This week, we're focusing on some favorite Jersey City vendors. Get to know Eemas Cuisine who made their debut at Project: EATS two years ago and have a remained a constant crowd-pleaser since.
Photo courtesy of The Jersey City Project

Monday, June 19, 2017

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Talde

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City.

Meet Talde, one of the biggest names in downtown Jersey City dining who will be bringing some of their most mobile eats to the event.
Photo courtesy of The Jersey City Project 

Hard Grove Now Open


Hard Grove Cafe is now open at 286 1st Street, the former Port-O Lounge. The restaurant opened on Friday in the new space after several setbacks at two previous locations.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Community News

Jersey City
  • The Midnight Market Family Day was delayed because of weather. The new date will be July 29th. 
  • Congratulations to Departed Soles on celebrating two years of distribution and all their accomplishments over the past two years.
  • The Grind Shop will be hosting a special brunch with Chef Eliott at The Baker Building on 6/25 from 1-4pm for $40/person
  • South House will be running a beer garden at this year's 4th of July Freedom and Fireworks Festival at Liberty State Park. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Moffle Bar

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City. 

Meet Moffle Bar, a first timer at Project Eats with decadent desserts inspired by what the food community loves. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Bread and Spoon

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City. 

Meet Bread & Spoon, a family-run specialty catering and baking company that loves connecting people through food. 


Photo courtesy of Bread & Spoon

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Waffle It & Co.

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City. 

Meet Waffle It & Co., a Belgian-inspired waffle spot serving up creative sweet and savory items. 
Photo courtesy of Emily Tan

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Father's Day Specials 2017

Father's Day is coming up this weekend and while it tends to be less brunch-focused than its Mother Day counterpart, there are still some great food and family-friendly ways to celebrate.

Photo from Van Hook Cheese
  • Van Hook Cheese has gift boxes ready to go or you can create your own by mixing and matching your father's (or your) favorite products in the store including gifts like bacon marmalade, drink mixes, etc. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Louie's BBQ Pit

The Jersey City Project's Project Eats 2017 is back on 6/24 and 6/25 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City. 

Meet Louie's BBQ Pit, a quality barbecue spot with Cuban touches from West New York inspired by the owner's son and the desire to make other people happy by feeding them. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Community News

Jersey City

  • Atlas House has introduced a new special - the Burger Lab. Every Wednesday, Chef Ralph will create a new burger for that day's menu.
  • The Central Ave SID and local Central Ave restaurants are working together to create a list of healthier options. 
  • Congratulations to White Star Bar on celebrating 12 years in business in Jersey City. 
  • Don't forget to buy your tickets for York Street Project's Evening Under the Stars this Thursday. Use code JC Eats for 20% off.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Bro-Ritos

In just over two weeks, Project Eats is back for 2017 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats!

Over the next two weeks, I'll be featuring interviews with some of the vendors who will be at the event, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City. 

Meet Bro-Ritos, a local food truck serving up Mexican favorites with a twist and a first time vendor at the market.

Project Eats 2017 Meet the Vendor: Ace's Wings

In just over two weeks, Project Eats is back for 2017 with new vendors and returning favorites, all ready to serve up some delicious, indulgent eats. To help get you ready, I'm excited to be collaborating with The Jersey City Project to spotlight some of the vendors from this year's Project Eats!

Over the next two weeks, I'll be featuring interviews with some of the vendors who will be at the event, learning more about their business, their food, and what they love about Jersey City. 

To get us started, check out Ace's Wings, a Jersey City-based and family-inspired catering company and first time vendor at the market. 


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Beat Street Restaurant Coming to 150 Bay St.



New hip-hop and 80's inspired restaurant Beat Street (an homage to the 1984 movie) is coming to 150 Bay Street, opening June 22nd. The 100 seat space will open inside Transmission and is run by the same owner, Howard Brunner, along with KC Macias and Chef Darryl Harmon.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Community News


Jersey City

  • Zinburger, wine and gourmet burger bar, has scheduled their opening at Newport for July 1st. 
  • Cocoa Bakery is participating in Confections for Comfort through Sunday, June 11th. Proceeds from their lemon-blueberry cupcake will go to Chemo Comfort, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients going through Chemo. 
  • Riverview Farmers Market has put together their schedule of events for June. 
  • The Riverview Jazz Festival will have events all week including several at Fox and Crow, Madame Claude Bis, The Archer and more. 
  • After a temporary pause, Mordi's is carrying Baonanas on the truck again.
  • The newest location of Brewshot is now open at the Cast Iron Lofts, 837 Jersey Ave. 
  • Sam a.m. has added huevos rancheros to their permanent summer menu - and they're also making some progress at The OAK on Pine
  • Milk Sugar Love will be parking outside of Charles & Co. every Thursday through August from 5-8pm for new event, Shops & Scoops.

Outside Jersey City
  • NJ.com put together a comprehensive list of all the summer food festivals around New Jersey.
  • Natalie Colledge of gluten-free Plum Bakery in Montclair was recently featured on Jersey Bites. 
  • Virginia-based Sedona Taphouse, serving over 500 craft beers, will soon be opening in Cliffside Park. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

June Calendar of Events

Friday, June 2nd

  • It's National Doughnut Day so swing by Krispy Kreme to pick up your free doughnut or Dunkin Donuts to grab a free doughnut with the purchase of a coffee. 
  • Today is JC Fridays with art events, performances, live music, and gallery displays up all over town - including in restaurants and bars throughout the city. The full listing of events is here.
Saturday, June 3rd
  • The Arlington Park Farmers Market starts back up for its third season! Come check out the beautiful park, pick up some fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, skincare, and more from 10am-2pm. For the full list of Jersey City Farmers Markets, check here
  • The Jersey City Craft Brew Fest is back at Harborside, running in two sessions. The first is from 12pm-4pm and the second is from 5:30pm-9:30pm. Use code JCEATS for $15 off the ticket price
  • Today marks the kick-off for the Riverview Jazz Festival which runs from 12-7pm at the Urby lot, 200 Greene Street. There will tons of great music, food trucks, vendors, and more. There will also be bands playing at Fox and Crow and The Corkscrew.  The festival runs through June 10th with events all over town. The full line-up can be found here

Monday, June 5th
  • Atlas House is celebrating Negroni Week (June 5th-11th) by hosting the official NJ Kickoff Party from 6-11pm. They're partnering with mixologists from all over the state who will take a turn bartending and showing off their Negroni week specials. There will be a 50/50 raffle where all proceeds will be donated to City Harvest along with a portion of the profits from the Negroni sales.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

York Street Project: Evening Under the Stars



Join York Street Project on Thursday, June 15th from 6-9pm for their annual fundraiser and street festival, Evening Under the Stars, with food tastings, drinks, and live music.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Construction Update in the Heights - Lo-Fi, Choc-O-Pain, & More

As more and more development takes place in the Heights and more residents flock to the neighborhood, the rate of opening for new bars, restaurants, and food options is steadily increasing. Three downtown businesses are opening new locations, several new spots are opening up, and some long-time Heights businesses are also expanding.

Most recently, The Cliff - a European-inspired and vegan-friendly cafe, and Pampita Meat Shop, an Argentinian butcher shop, opened their doors, but there's a lot more to come. 

Low Fidelity, known as Lo-Fi, is a new bar and restaurant being created with help from the team behind the Archer. Located at 328 Palisdae Ave in the former Trolley Car Bar space, the bar will feature several craft breweries on tap along with a specialized cocktail list and they're hoping to make as much use out of the backyard as possible. There's been a lot of progress in a relatively short time, most recently with awnings going up, and the owners are aiming for a June opening. 

Also soon to open on Palisade Ave, right next to Lo-Fi at 330-332 Palisade, is the newest location of Choc-O-Pain. This location will serve as their commissary and primary baking facility, supplying their other locations and will also have a retail storefront and cafe, offering their fresh-baked bread, pastries, sandwiches (including vegan options) and more. The space has undergone a huge amount of renovation and there have been several delays, but now they're getting very close to the finishing line. The awnings went up last week and they're also aiming for a June open. 

On Central Avenue, there's even more to come. Downtown favorite Cocoa Bakery will be taking over the former Goehrig's Bakery which unexpectedly closed almost three years ago and has remained empty since. Right now, the hope is to open the new bakery space sometime this fall, but there is no definite opening date. 

For those looking for even more baked goods, La Unica Bakery is moving into 454 Central Ave into a former formal-wear shop. An expansion of the Union City location, La Unica is known for their Cafe Con Leche, freshly-baked bread, and cuban sandwiches. There is no estimated date of opening, but considering they're changing from a retail shop to a bakery and based on the level of progress right now, I'd say it will be some time before we see it open.

Further south at 380 Central Ave, Gino's Pizza started construction on a new bar area and should have it up and running within the next several weeks. They remain open and are allowing full service in the meantime. 

Also performing an expansion is Renato's Pizza Maters at 278 Central Ave which will now include 274-275 Central Ave. They currently have both a sit-down dine-in area as well as a casual pick-up space, but they've taken the extra space to further build out their dine-in space, adding room for at least 50+ more diners. The expansion is anticipated to open later this year, hopefully by fall.

There are also plans for at least two more restaurants, a cafe, and another pizza place currently in the works to be opened within the next two years. Stay tuned for more definite dates as the openings get closer and further details on what else is to come!


Monday, May 29, 2017

Community News

Jersey City
  • Midnight Market is hosting a Family Day on June 17th from 4pm-11pm at The Beacon and it will include a screening of Mrs. Doubtfire. 
  • Third & Vine is going to start offering a limited selection of their condiments for sale- $10 for 10oz to be used on cheese or whatever else you might want.  
  • Eighty Mag and Gramforacause are teaming up to offer a Kamayan dinner to help support Church World Service in their work with refugee families in Jersey City. The funds raised will towards groceries for the families. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Specials 2017

If you're heading out of town for Memorial Day Weekend, enjoy! If you're staying in town, here's what's going on:

Events and Specials:


  • Iron Monkey has food and drink specials running all weekend including a BBQ platter and a $10 brunch special
  • Hamilton Pork will be open for their regular hours and will also be serving their brunch menu on Monday. 
  • Wurstbar is offering $5 Haus Dogs for Memorial Day along with their regular menu.
  • GP's is celebrating all weekend with brunch, lunch, and dinner every day from Saturday through Monday with a Memorial Day spin on their house specialty ricotta pancakes - served with blueberries, raspberries, and whipped cream. 
  • LITM and Hendrick's Gin are hosting The Garden Party: A 1920's Jazz Shindig on Saturday night beginning at 6pm. There will be Prohibition-Era cocktails, live music, lawn and card games and much more. Dressing up is optional. 
  • Left Bank Burger Bar has a variety of both food and drink specials all weekend including $5 sangria and margaritas, $5 burgers for take out, and $10 specials on Monday along with 10% off for veterans and civil service.
  • Talde is hosting a Memorial Day Weekend Beach Party on Sunday from 12-8pm with a $30 All You Can Eat Menu featuring Jerk Chicken Wings, Lonaniza Burgers, and Hot Dogs with a ton of toppings, sides, and Filipino Coconut Fruit Salad and Funnel Cake for dessert. Tickets can be bought ahead of time or are $35 at the door. 

Special Hours
  • The Farmers Markets at Van Vorst Park and Riverview Park are on as scheduled, but the Grove Street Market on Monday is canceled because of the holiday, so plan ahead and stock up on Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Seven Sheep Coffee will be open until 3:30pm Friday & Saturday, closed Sunday, and open until 3pm Monday. 
  • Squeeze'd will be closed on Memorial Day.
  • Ani Ramen (both locations) will be closed on Monday, Memorial Day

Keep checking back for updates on special menus and hours. 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Jersey City!

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Jersey City Craft Brew Fest Returns


The Jersey City Craft Brew Fest returns to Harborside on Saturday, June 3rd after the initial success of their event in October. 

Community News

Jersey City

  • Congratulations to Wurstbar on being named one of the 32 Best Restaurants for Booze in America. 
  • The expansion of Uncle Momo and Diesel & Duke were written up by the Jersey Journal.
  • GP's is now open for lunch, Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Feature: Green Smoothie from Whealth

Welcome to weekly series,"Friday Feature" showcasing a specific dish or find from around Jersey City.

This week's feature is the Green Smoothie from Whealth.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pampita Meat Shop Opens Today


Pampita Meat Shop, a new Argentinian butcher shop, is opening today at 393 Central Ave in Jersey City Heights after undergoing construction for the past few months. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pizza Vita Joining Harborside Pop-Ups


Pizza Vita is joining the ever-expanding list of Harborside Pop-Ups from Mack-Cali.  Available for lunch from 11am-2pm during the week, the pop-ups are made up of vendors from across New York and New Jersey bringing different cuisines and more lunch options to the area.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Community News

Jersey City

  • Per WiredJC, French-Lebanese restaurant Uncle Momo will be expanding from their Montclair location to take over the former Marco and Pepe. 
  • Congratulations to Monique Johnson of Sweets 4 Miles who will be going to the America's Next Great Baker Nationals. 
  • The Grind Shop has installed taps for their La Colombe and are now serving up Pure Blacks, Draft Lattes, and Black and Tans. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Feature: The Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Batata

Welcome to weekly series,"Friday Feature" showcasing a specific dish or find from around Jersey City.

This week's feature is the bacon, egg, and cheese batata from Cafe Batata. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May Calendar of Events

May 5th - June 4th

  • Zeppelin Hall is celebrating Street Food of the World over the next month with rotating menus featuring popular street foods from countries all over the world, starting with Mexico and ending with food from all over Europe. 
Thursday, May 11th
  • Atlas Public House is kicking off a new weekly live music series with Latin gypsy jazz musicians Benjamin Husil and Frederika Krier. The music will be every Thursday with rotating artists from 6pm-8pm.
  • FM Jersey City is having their Grand Open to the public. The 70s-inspired  bar and restaurant had their ribbon-cutting early this month and have been going through a soft open, but join them Thursday for their official Grand Opening. 

Friday, May 12th
  • Join Midnight Market as they celebrate this month's theme: BRUNCH! As always, everything is $5 or less and they've got a great roster of vendors with brunch-themed specials ready to feed you. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Community News

Jersey City

  • Tidal Poke Co., currently at Harborside, is expanding to Grove Street. The location is currently under construction but will be open shortly. 
  • Congratulations to Graze & Braise on being featured in the latest issue of The Digest Online. 
  • Satis Bistro is hosting A Taste of Burgundy on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:30pm. It will be a four course dinner with wine pairings for $85/person. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Feature: Cinco De Mayo Version

Welcome to weekly series,"Friday Feature" showcasing a specific dish or find from around Jersey City.

In keeping with the spirit of Cinco De Mayo, today's feature is a couple of favorites from a Jersey City standby: the margarita and guacamole from Taqueria.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lutze Biergarten to Open Cinco De Mayo


Lutze Biergarten, 3 Second street, will open Thursday, 5/4 at 5:00pm (date change due to weather), with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a giant Cinco De Mayo-themed festival.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Community News

Jersey City

  • FM Jersey City, the 70's inspired lounge that moved into the former Union Republic space at 340 3rd street, will be open starting this Wednesday, 5/3.
  • Congratulations to Midnight Market for their mention in the NY Times about the growing popularity of nighttime food markets. 
  • Sam a.m. announced the name of their new restaurant: The Oak on Pine - and the wonderful inspiration behind it. 
  • 902 Brewing opened a new storage warehouse in Jersey City and they're working on building out a taproom. 
  • Congratulations to Bucket & Bay on making it into the finals of the North American Gelato Artisan Competition. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Feature: Cookielicious Ice Cream Pie from Torico

Welcome to weekly series,"Friday Feature" showcasing a specific dish or find from around Jersey City.

This week's feature is the Cookielicious Ice Cream Pie from Torico Ice Cream.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Community News

Jersey City
  • Ani Ramen opens tomorrow, 4/24
  • Satis Bistro announced they're hosting another wine dinner, A Taste of Burgundy, on Wednesday, May 24th - details will be forthcoming. 
  • Porta was written up on Food Republic for their more eco-friendly pizza ovens.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Feature: Cheese Factura from Dulce De Leche

Welcome to weekly series,"Friday Feature" showcasing a specific dish or find from around Jersey City.

This week's feature is the Cheese Factura (or if you're like me and can never remember the name, the cheese croissant thing) from Dulce De Leche at 376 Central Ave in the Heights.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Construction Update - The Cliff, Choc-O-Pain

Not that this will come as a surprise given its popularity, but Jersey City Heights is quickly becoming one of the busiest neighborhoods to check out for new restaurants. Given that, more construction updates are here - check out two new spots opening within the next few weeks in the Heights and stay tuned for a bigger update on seven more places opening this year.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Community News

Jersey City

  • The Cliff will be opening to the public this Saturday, 4/22. They'll be open and serving brunch from 8am-4pm. 
  • Well-known Cuban restaurant Rumba Cubana is expanding to Jersey City. They'll be opening this fall in the new Park Francis building near Hamilton Park.
  • After a long renovation period, 99 Ranch Market on Grand Street is celebrating their Grand Opening this Friday, 4/21 at 9am with giveaways, special discounts and more. There will be an on-site bakery, a gourmet Asian deli, and other specialty items. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter 2017


If you're looking for ways to celebrate Easter in Jersey City, here's a round-up of what's happening and some good places to check out:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Construction Update: Ani Ramen Announces Opening, 9 Bar Cafe, Ample Hills Creamery

Get ready, Jersey City! Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be posting a series of construction updates from all over town and over the next several months, prepare to see a lot more new places opening up.

First on the list, one of the most anticipated openings of the year: Ani Ramen House at 218 Newark Avenue.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Community News

Jersey City
  • This month, Orale is donating a portion of their proceeds every Wednesday to Autism Awareness for Plate It Forward. 
  • Talde has announced their next Kamayan night on April 18th and this one has a luau theme. It's $70/person for all you can eat and drink. 
  • The Archer's Yellow Line cocktail, developed by Natalie Jacobs, was featured on SuperCall

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday Feature: Eggplant Rollatini from Monmouth Street Deli

Welcome to weekly series,"Friday Feature" showcasing a specific dish or find from around Jersey City.

This week's feature is the Eggplant Rollatini from Monmouth Street Deli

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April Calendar of Events

Spring has finally sprung and there are events going on all month long!

Thursday, April 6th
  • Barcade and Transmitter Brewing are celebrating the launch of Transmitter Beer being available on draft in New Jersey. There's a special draft list and the event begins at 12pm. 

Friday, April 7th

Saturday, April 7th


  • Pacific Flea starts back up with the first event of the season! It runs from 11am-5pm and is full of vintage and hand-crafted goods including vendors like Muttley Royale, Bang Cookies, and Cholita Paletas to feed you as you shop. It will be running every second Saturday from April-October.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Community News


Jersey City
  • Pacific Flea starts back up for the season next Saturday, 4/8, and along with all the great hand-crafted and vintage finds, they've got two delicious vendors joining in: Bang Cookies and Cholita Paletas. 
  • Third & Vine has a four course dinner coming up this Wednesday 4/5 that will be paired with 10 California wines. The dinner starts at 7pm and tickets are $75/person.
  • Diesel & Duke, a popular burger spot in New Brunswick and Montclair, is planning an expansion into Jersey City. 
  • Raval has a new weekend cocktail and dance lounge launching on May 5th on the bottom floor. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Feature: Spicy Elk Meatballs from The Archer

Welcome to weekly series,"Friday Feature" showcasing a specific dish or find from around Jersey City.

This week's feature is the Spicy Elk Meatballs from The Archer.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Community News


Jersey City
  • Bone In Food has launched a new website with updated menu options including vegetarian choices and more personalized delivery times. 
  • Departed Soles is hard at work on a new line of gluten-free craft beers using malted gluten-free grains so keep an eye out for news on their progress.
  • Cocoa Bakery has released their Easter menu which includes cakes, tarts, cookies, pies, and cream puffs, all available now for pre-order. 
  • Downtown Yogurt has introduced a new Cookie Counter and they're carrying Milk Sugar Love cookies to pair with your yogurt. Milk Sugar Love pints and ice cream sandwiches are now also available at Van Hook Cheese. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Community News


Jersey City
  • Cocoa Bakery has released their Passover menu, now available for pre-order. They've been without phone service for the past couple of weeks, so please make sure you email info@cocoabakerycafe.com to place any orders. 
  • Whealth is offering a new menu for spring. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Feature: The Frosty Clover from Milk Sugar Love

Welcome to weekly series,"Friday Feature" showcasing a specific dish or find from around Jersey City.

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, this week's feature is the Frosty Clover milkshake from Milk Sugar Love!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017