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  • Big Chef, a long time Jersey City staple for Americanized Chinese food, has been replaced by East Village, an Asian bistro and sushi bar.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.