Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wurstbar Expands Their Menu

Wurstbar, 516 Jersey Ave, is launching a new menu this Friday, 12/1! They're keeping their current menu of already excellent sausages and hot dogs and are expanding the menu to include a selection of burgers, more poutine options, snacks, and more.

Your Guide to Project: Market 2017


Project Market returns this weekend, running both Saturday 12/2 and Sunday, 12/3 from 11am-6pm. They'll have lots of great vendors featuring vintage, specialty, and hand-crafted goods for all your holiday gifting needs.

They'll also have a ton of delicious food to help keep you fueled for all the shopping ahead and it's the perfect spot to pick up a few food-related gifts for the obsessed eater in your life - or just some good host/hostess gifts. Here's your guide on where to eat and what you should look forward to:

Monday, November 27, 2017

Holiday Markets in Jersey City

We're officially into the holiday season and while there's plenty of parties, food, drinks, and winter traditions to enjoy, there's also a lot of shopping! Luckily, Jersey City has a number of options to help you shop locally and have fun while doing so.

Read on to see the list of upcoming holiday markets in Jersey City so you can mark your calendars and find the right gifts for everyone on your list:

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Community News: Taphaus Paulus Hook Now Open, Charritos opens vegetarian location, and more

Jersey City

  • The Oak on Pine will celebrate their Grand Opening this Tuesday, 12/28 beginning at 5pm.
  • Congratulations to Bambino Chef, Wonder Bagels on Central Ave, Oh Honey, Lutze Biergarten, Hamilton Inn, and Hamilton Pork for their features in the most recent Jersey City magazine by the Hudson Reporter. 
  • Beginning Dec. 4th, the Journal Squared location of Whealth will be open until 8pm. To celebrate, they will be hosting a tree-lighting at 7:30pm.
  • Taphaus Paulus Hook at 201 Marin Boulevard is now open. It's located in the former Tilted Kilt spot and is the third location of Taphaus. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Part II - Who's Open, Who's Closed


If you're celebrating Thanksgiving in Jersey City, here's what's going, who will be open, and who will be closed.

Thanksgiving Eve
  • Porta is celebrating their third anniversary in Jersey City with drink specials, a champagne toast, DJs, and a photo booth. The party starts at 10:30pm and entry is free with a non-perishable food item. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Community News: Dark Side of the Moo Celebrates 2 Years, Choc O Pain offers classes, and more

Jersey City


  • Last weekend, Cool Vines launched their second collaboration with Transmitter brewing, CV2 - a bottle conditioned saison aged for a year and then conditioned on top of bluberries. They'll only have 348 bottles available for sale. 
  • New Caribbean-inspired restaurant Harry's Daughter has opened in the former Nu Bar space at 339 Communipaw. They're still in the soft open phase, but expect to be open permanently soon. 
  • Dark Side of the Moo is celebrating their second anniversary on Saturday, 11/25 with $2 deluxe cheeseburgers and veggie burgers and $2 off any game burgers or the alligator sausage sandwich. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jersey City Thanksgiving 2017

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Thanksgiving is coming up quickly so here's your guide on where to order your turkey, sides and desserts or where to simply make reservations in Jersey City. 

Eating At Home
If you're looking for a raw turkey to prep and cook yourself, there are a couple of good local options:
  • Bone-In is offering two kinds of farm-fresh turkeys, a heritage breed for $8.50/lb and a broad-breasted for $7/lb. A $25 deposit is required which will be applied to the total cost of the turkey. They also have a variety of vegetables available for order.
  • Moloney's Meat Market in Journal Square has fresh turkeys ranging in size from 9-34 lbs. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Community News: Harborside Craft Brew Fest, LITM 14th Anniversary, OAK on Pine new menu

Jersey City

  • This Saturday, join LITM as they celebrate their 14th anniversary with a Disco Party. They'll have retro cocktails, cake and a champagne toast, a DJ spinning disco, and $7 specials. The festivities start at 5pm and while disco wear is encouraged and celebrated, it is absolutely not required. 
  • Porta is hosting a "Crafts and Carafes" Thanksgiving decoration-making event for both kids and adults next Thursday, 11/16 at 6:30pm. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The OAK on Pine Introduces Supper Club; Gets Closer to Opening

Photo from Sam a.m.
Sam a.m.'s new dinner concept, The OAK on Pine, is getting closer to opening their doors and in the meantime, they've launched a supper club.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Community News: Wurstbar offers Dogs for Dogs, Cranbury Kolsch coming soon,

Jersey City


  • Wurstbar is celebrating Dogs for Dogs all November long. For every hot dog and can of Ironbound Cider purchased, Wurstbar will donate $1 to See Spot Rescued or Liberty Humane Society. In addition, Ironbound will match any donations made from cider sales. 
  • Congratulations to Baonanas on their Grand Prize win of $15,000 from JCEDC as part of their business acceleration program. 
  • Per Jersey Digs, Artichoke Basille's Pizza is expanding into New Jersey including Jersey City.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Interview with the Candidate: Mira Prinz-Arey

Jersey City elections are right around the corner and I wanted to offer the opportunity to get to know the candidates a little better and let people learn more about who's running to represent them.

These interviews are available to any candidate running in Jersey City and are not indicative of an endorsement or political support. If you're interested in learning more about any of the candidate's policies, please click on the links to read more.

Read on to learn more about Mira Prinz-Arey, running for Ward B City Council.


What are some of the changes you've seen in Jersey City in the time that you've lived here? What changes would you like to see in the next four years?
Jersey City has really made a name for itself in the time I’ve lived here--especially downtown. But even with our growth, there is still a real small-town feel--everybody knows everybody. The events in the park--Six-Ward dinners, neighborhood festivals, movie nights--have strengthened communities.

Interview with the Candidate: Madeleine Giansanti Cag

Jersey City elections are right around the corner and I wanted to offer the opportunity to get to know the candidates a little better and let people learn more about who's running to represent them.

These interviews are available to any candidate running in Jersey City and are not indicative of an endorsement or political support. If you're interested in learning more about any of the candidate's policies, please click on the links to read more.

Read on to learn more about Madeleine Giansanti Cag, running for Ward E City Council. 



What are some of the changes you've seen in Jersey City in the time that you've lived here? What changes would you like to see in the next four years?
I’ve lived in Paulus Hook since 2004, at that time the only residential high rise in downtown, outside of Newport, was Portside Towers. So the number one difference from 2004 is the amount of high-rise living.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Interview with the Candidate: Rolando Lavarro

Jersey City elections are right around the corner and I wanted to offer the opportunity to get to know the candidates a little better and let people learn more about who's running to represent them.

These interviews are available to any candidate running in Jersey City and are not indicative of an endorsement or political support. If you're interested in learning more about any of the candidate's policies, please click on the links to read more.

Read on to learn more about Rolando Lavarro, running for Council At-Large, 1B with Team Fulop.


What are some of the changes you've seen in Jersey City in the time that you've lived here? What changes would you like to see in the next four years?
Jersey City has changed tremendously since I was a kid.  It seems almost unbelievable now, but Downtown used to be a pretty rough area. Greenville, where I grew up, was a safe and thriving middle class neighborhood. Journal Square was once a bustling transportation hub surrounded by grand movie houses and high-end shopping.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Interview with the Candidate: James Solomon

Jersey City elections are right around the corner and I wanted to offer the opportunity to get to know the candidates a little better and let people learn more about who's running to represent them.

These interviews are available to any candidate running in Jersey City and are not indicative of an endorsement or political support. If you're interested in learning more about any of the candidate's policies, please click on the links to read more.

Read on to learn more about James Solomon, running for City Council for Ward E. 


What are some of the changes you've seen in Jersey City in the time that you've lived here? What changes would you like to see in the next four years?
The sense of community that made me fall in love with downtown JC remains, but so many residents talk to me about their worries that it will be lost. Many lose sleep over Newark Ave turning into a second Hoboken; waterfront towers that are built to keep their residents inside them and outside of our neighborhoods; and the displacement of the Latino community.

Interview with the Candidate: Nicholas J. Grillo

Jersey City elections are right around the corner and I wanted to offer the opportunity to get to know the candidates a little better and let people learn more about who's running to represent them.

These interviews are available to any candidate running in Jersey City and are not indicative of an endorsement or political support. If you're interested in learning more about any of the candidate's policies, please click on the links to read more. 

Read on to learn more about Nicholas Grillo, running for Downtown Ward E Council, ballot position 7C. 
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What are some of the changes you've seen in Jersey City in the time that you've lived here? What changes would you like to see in the next four years?
As the only candidate that is from Jersey City the answer is A LOT.  In the past 37 years there is little about Jersey City that hasn’t changed. More development, more parks, more people.  Jersey City wasn’t always a place people wanted to be and now it is arguably one of the best mid-sized cities in the country.  A lot has been accomplished.  That being said, with change and growth comes new challenges and over the next four years, my hope is to be elected as Councilman to help try to solve them.  For instance, I think we need to work alongside developers to get better give backs for our community. We need more schools especially in Downtown where overcrowding is becoming more of an issue. We also need to work alongside other local and statewide elected officials to demand the Port Authority actually service the needs of Jersey City, Harrison, and Newark. We need to work on pedestrian and street safety and implement a Vision Zero plan that will eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.  It is also important to focus on basic quality of life issues and real change that we can effectuate on the local level.  We'll also need to work through the reval.  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Interview with the Candidate: Jake Hudnut

Jersey City elections are right around the corner and I wanted to offer the opportunity to get to know the candidates a little better and let people know who's running to represent them.

These interviews are available to any candidate running in Jersey City and are not indicative of an endorsement or political support. If you're interested in learning more about any of the candidate's platforms and positions, please click on the links to read more. 


First up:

What are some of the changes you've seen in Jersey City in the time that you've lived here? What changes would you like to see in the next four years?
I moved to Downtown Jersey City in 2005, the day after I graduated from Montclair State University. My first apartment was in the Village. The walk down Newark Avenue has changed dramatically since then. When I moved here I almost exclusively met friends in the city on the weekends. Now, friends from the city come to meet me here and we hang out at any of the great places along Newark Avenue.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

New Restaurant Round-Up

It's been a particularly busy season for restaurants and eateries opening in Jersey City so it's easy to have missed a couple along the way. To help make it easier, here's a round-up of everything that's opened recently.

Frankie - An Australian-inspired restaurant and bar, specializing in natural wines that opened in mid-October. Located at 264 Grove Street, Frankie is open from 5pm onwards Tuesday through Sunday.