Monday, October 30, 2017

Ample Hills to Open this Friday, 11/3

Photo from Ample Hills
Brooklyn-based ice cream maker Ample Hills Creamery has announced they will be opening their new Jersey City location this Friday, 11/3 and the first 100 guests will receive a free scoop of ice cream.

Community News: Bang Cookies Now Open, Italian Delis to try in Hudson County, and More

Jersey City
  • Bang Cookies has finished their renovations and opened this weekend at 1183 Summit Ave. They will be open from 11pm-11am. 
  • Jersey City is home to five of the 20 best Italian delis in Hudson County, according to this list put together by The Jersey Journal/Yelp: Milano's, Monmouth St. Deli, Salumeria Ercolano, Carmine's, and of course, Andrea Salumeria, which was named as the best in New Jersey last year.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Weekend Events: Rocky Horror Nite, Twin Peaks Halloween, Corgi Spirits and more

I hope you have your costumes at the ready because this weekend is both the kick-off and the main event for Halloween. Just about every bar in town is having at least one celebration so you can enjoy just about anywhere, but here are a few highlights along with some other great events:


  • Join LITM for the start of a full weekend of Halloween festivities with their Two Nights In Neverland - they'll have music, dancing, $7 iced tea cocktails all night, and food specials. 
  • Fox and Crow is also joining in the two night party fun with Friday and Saturday nights themed as a Twin Peaks Halloween Weekend. The Parlour will transform into the Black Lodge, they'll have live music, homemade cherry pie, coffee cocktails, and costumes are encouraged. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Community News: Corgi Spirits Opening, Food Truck Permits, Graze & Braise at Grove St.

Jersey City

  • Corgi Spirits is opening to the public this Saturday! The initial opening celebration will run from 4pm-10pm and then they'll be open regular hours the following week. Corgi Spirits will offer both distillery tours and information and a tasting room with a selection of specially-crafted cocktails featuring their distinct spirits. 
  • Congratulations to Milk Sugar Love whose Mac Daddy ice cream cakes were featured on Thrillist.
  • Congratulations to Pasta Dal Cuore who Maltagliata Pugliese was recently named one of the 35 best pasta dishes in New Jersey by Pete Genovese. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Weekend Events: NYC Cider Week at Wurstbar, Hudson Hall Grand Opening

Friday, 10/20

  • Join Hudson Hall as they celebrate their Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting beginning at 4pm with live music, $5 house beers, and $10 pastrami sandwiches. 

Saturday, 10/21
  • Wurstbar is part of this year's NYC Cider Week and to celebrate, they'll be hosting a meet and greet with Steve Selin of South Hill and Phonograph Ciders starting at 5pm. They'll be offering five of his excellent ciders by the glass and will also be featuring a cocktail using his pommeau.
  • Join the Exchange Place Alliance as they host a hay maze and pumpkin patch in the Urby Parking Lot at 200 Greene Street from 11am-7pm. They'll have it both this Saturday and Sunday and next Saturday and Sunday.
  • LITM has a busy month full of Halloween activities including their Ghost of Uncle Joe's annual afterparty at 10pm with $7 iced tea cocktails and $7 nachos. 
  • Piggyback Bar opens this weekend for brunch, beginning at noon, and they'll also be offering dinner service on Saturday and Sunday. 

Sunday, 10/22
  • Join LITM for their Hurricane Irma Relief Concert along with Brockman's Gin and Out of the Margins Artist Alliance beginning at 9pm. $10 suggested donation. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Frankie Opens Today

Frankie, the Australian-inspired natural wine bar and eatery, is launching their soft opening to the public today.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

6 Spots to Watch Football in Downtown Jersey City + Other Suggestions

This has certainly been an up and down football season and people all around the country are finding new reasons to tune in. Whether you're watching to show support for those taking a knee or just because you care how your team is doing, Jersey City has some great options for where to watch. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Community News: Doughnut & Beer Tasting, Piggyback Bar to Launch Brunch, Hudson Hall Grand Opening

Jersey City

  • Growing in Jersey City and Glam About Town are hosting a special Halloween Doughnut and Beer Tasting at FM on Halloween night from 7-10pm for $35/person. There are four pairings and the doughnuts are being provided by Glazed & Confused.
  • Australian-inspired natural wine bar and eatery Frankie will be opening to the public for dinner this week. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend Events: Apple Cider Donut Baking Party, JCAST, Roman Nose Anniversary

Friday, 10/13
  • Midnight Market is hosting a special foodie Halloween Bash in Kearny beginning at 6:30pm and running until 1am. All food and drinks are $5 and vendors like Dulcinea, Eemas, Angry Archie's, and Delenio will be there along with many more. 
  • The Harsimus Cove Cemetery is hosting a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show from 7:30-10pm. Snacks will be available for purchase and blankets, costumes, and audience participation are all encouraged.  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Frankie Bar & Eatery Opening Soon

Frankie, the long-awaited contemporary Australian bar and eatery at Charles & Co., is preparing to launch their soft open. While they haven't announced a specific date, it's on track to open within the next week.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Community News: Pasta e Vino Opens, Satis Bistro Holds Wine Dinner, Shake Shack expanding

Jersey City

  • The transformation of Raval into Pasta e Vino has finished and Pasta e Vino celebrated their soft opening this weekend. 
  • Uncle Momo, a French Lebanese spot from Montclair, also opened their Jersey City location to the public this weekend. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Weekend Events: JCWSCA Chili Cook Off, Lafayette Oktoberfest, Mathews Brunch & More

Saturday, 10/7

  • Join Point Capital Development, Lucky 7's, and RDG Hospitality for the Lafayette Neighborhood Oktoberfest. The party begins at 12pm and runs through 8pm at the Baker Building, 234 Suydam Ave - there will be music, drinks, food from Mordi's Schnitzel, and more. 

Uncle Momo to Open This Weekend

Uncle Momo is opening this weekend in the former Marco and Pepe space at 289 Grove Street.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

LITM Plans A Busy Halloween Month

photo courtesy of LITM/Buko Media

LITM is known for their lively Halloween costume parties and this year is no exception. In fact, they're leading up to their Halloween party with a full month of costume-friendly celebrations including an after-party for ComiCon, for the Ghost of Uncle Joe's Annual concert and hurricane relief concerts. Read on to see what's happening.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Community News: Low Fidelity Serving Food, Mathew's Celebrates 1 year, Kona Beer Tasting Dinner & more

Jersey City

  • Low Fidelity Bar has started rolling out their food menu. They currently have seasonal salads and sides available along with Detroit-style pizza and they'll have more coming up in the next few weeks.
  • Congratulations to WHOS Gluten Free who will be officially open for brunch starting Saturday, 10/28
  • Squeeze'd has a lot to celebrate this month - they're celebrating their one year anniversary at 8 Springs Studio, they'll be opening a second location soon, and they've got new and improved pricing on their cleanse packages.