Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wurstbar's Second Anniversary Party

Join Wurstbar, 516 Jersey Ave,  this Thursday, 8/16 as they celebrate their second anniversary in Jersey City.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Community News: La Festa Italiana is Back, Wingin It and Crepe Guru Now Open, and more

Jersey City

  • La Festa Italiana returns this week for its 115th year! Running from Wednesday 8/15-Sunday 8/19 from 5pm-11pm, the festival is one of the biggest events of the year and includes favorite traditions like the 50/50, live music, zeppoles, wine and peaches, and of course, the rice balls. 
  • Crepe Guru officially celebrated their soft opening last week at 110 Bright Street. They've had the kitchen open for a while for pick-up and delivery, but have now actually opened the storefront up to customers. Formerly located in Hoboken, Crepe Guru is known for their sweet and savory crepes. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: City Scavenger Hunt, PRIDE Block Party, Gelato Festival and More

Happy Weekend, Jersey City! Pride is officially here and it's a weekend full of fun events, city spirit, and lots of great food. Here's what's going on:


Scavenger Hunt, City-wide
Beginning at noon, you can join a city-wide small business scavenger hunt, hosted by JCEDC Small Business Services. You'll receive clues to figure out which local businesses are part of the hunt, visit them to either make a small purchase or complete a task, and whoever visits the most businesses wins. You are allowed to work in teams and you must visit at least one business in every ward to be eligible to win. The scavenger hunt will run all weekend and close with a special party and award ceremony with prizes like a night at Hyatt House, gift cards and more beginning at 2pm on Sunday.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Community News: Gelato Festival, La Cote starts Brunch, and more

Jersey City

  • Head to Liberty State Park on 8/11 and 8/12 to join in on Gelato Festival 2018, part of a world-wide, three year long competition leading up to the 2021 Grand Finals in Italy to win the title of Gelato Festival World Master.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: JC Food Truck Fest, la côte debuts brunch, Annual Peach Pie Contest & More

Happy Weekend Jersey City! Here's what's happening around town this weekend:


Restaurant Week, throughout Hudson County
Tonight is the last night to enjoy Restaurant Week in Hudson County. Get more info on participating restaurants here, and enjoy something delicious like this double cut pork chop from The Barge Inn, part of their Restaurant Week menu.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Community News: Pasta Dal Cuore Wine Dinner, Zeppelin Hall Tulum Menu, and more

Jersey City

  • Join Pasta Dal Cuore and Jersey Wine & Spirits for their new collaboration, Bella d'Estate Summer Wine Dinner, a seasonal five course dinner featuring seafood and paired wines from Jersey Wine & Spirits and Sicilian winery Firriato. The dinner will be next Tuesday, 8/7. 
  • Zeppelin Hall is offering a special menu from now through August 19th, featuring cuisine from Tulum, Mexico. Dishes include fried oyster tacos, moljacates for two, and more. This is the first menu in a series, exploring cities and dishes from around the world. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: Jersey City Food Truck Festival, Krispy Kreme Birthday Celebration, and more!

Happy Weekend Jersey City! If you're staying in town, there's food trucks, doughnut specials,festivals, and more.

Here's what to check out this weekend:

Photo from Jersey City Food Truck Festival

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hudson Restaurant Week, Summer 2018

Hudson Restaurant Week is back for the summer! Restaurants all over Hudson County are participating in the prix-fixe program which offers two or three course meals at a set price over the next two weeks.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Community News: Hudson Restaurant Week launches, Razza on TV, Liberty Prime expands happy hour

Jersey City

  • Hudson Restaurant Week begins Monday, 7/23 with 47 restaurants offering lunch and dinner deals throughout Hudson County and it will run through Friday, 8/3. 
  • Congratulations to Razza on being featured in new Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil for their excellent pizza including seasonal favorite, the corn pizza. 
  • Departed Soles was voted 3rd Best Gluten-Free beer in the USA Today Reader's Choice competition. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: Angel Azul Celebrates 20 years, Marketplace JC and more

Happy Weekend, Jersey City! Here's what's going on:

Angel Azul Cafe Anniversary Celebration, 460 Central Ave
Angel Azul Cafe, a family-run coffee shop with Colombian/Ecuadorian pastries and platters, is celebrating 20 years in business. They'll have a celebratory ribbon-cutting and other festivities beginning around 11am. Their delicious cafe con leche will be free from 11am-1pm and only .20 the rest of the day.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Community News: Van Hook Events, Mordi's Sandwich Shops Expands their Hours & more

Jersey City:

  • Jersey City Bicycle Co. is celebrating their one year anniversary with some help from Prince of Pizza and Baonanas this Friday, 7/20 from 4pm to close. 
  • Van Hook has two events coming up this month: an American Wine & Cheese pairing with Jersey Wines & Spirits on Tuesday, 7/24 and Wine & Cheese of the Northeast in collaboration with Third & Vine on Sunday, 7/29. Tickets are $40 for each event. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: Mt. Carmel Feast, Lucky 7's Rock & Roll BBQ and More

Happy Weekend, Jersey City! If you're staying in town, there are some great festivals and plenty to eat and drink. Here's what's going on:

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast, 7/12-7/16 - 99 Broadway
The Mt. Carmel Annual Feast is back again this year, running from 6:30-12am on both Friday and Saturday and until 11pm on Sunday. There will be music, rides, a nghtly 50/50, an outdoor Italian cafe and lots of great Italian/Italian-American food.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

Community News: Lucky 7's Rock & Roll BBQ, French Week, & More

Jersey City
  • The City Council will be holding a special meeting to discuss the city budget this Tuesday, 7/10 beginning at 6pm. It's open to the public and will be held at City Hall. 
  • Lucky 7's Annual Rock & Roll BBQ is this Saturday, 7/14 beginning at noon. There will be a full day of live music, beer, whiskey, barbecue, cornhole, and much more. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: Torico Celebrates 50 Years, Marketplace JC, and More

Happy Post-4th of July Weekend, Jersey City! While some addition rest & recovery might be in order, there's plenty going on in town so don't miss out. Also, don't forget, this weekend marks the start of the PATH closures so be prepared. 

Here's your round-up of what's happening this weekend:

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

4th of July 2018

Happy 4th of July, Jersey City! Obviously, the major event is the Freedom & Fireworks Festival near Exchange Place (where there will be great food galore), but there are some other holiday and non-holiday events happening around town as well as quite a few closings.

Check out what's going on:

Monday, July 2, 2018

Community News: Battello Update, Satis Tapas & Sangria Dinner, and more

Jersey City

  • Left Bank Burger Bar was hit with some controversy this weekend when a picture was tweeted of their food truck entering the Trump National Golf Club at Bedminster. They later tweeted a clarification that they had been contracted by Trenton to sell food to the NJ state and local law enforcement and military staff that were working long shifts without the opportunity to leave the site to eat. 
  • Congratulations to Prato Bakery who celebrated the ribbon-cutting of their new location last Thursday. 
  • Battello has provided an update on their reopening after being shut down last summer for necessary repairs to the pier the restaurant is located on. The work has been delayed because of weather but they are hoping to move back in and reopen in early fall. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Community News: Rose & Cheese Pairing, Whealth & Co. Dinnner, and More

Jersey City
  • Beginning this week, WHOS Gluten-Free will now be open on weekday mornings serving coffee, pastries, and a light breakfast and lunch menu. 
  • The Jersey City Medical Center has opened a new Farmer's Market. It runs every Tuesday from 12-7pm and is open to the staff, patients, and the public. Vendors include Stony Hill Farms and Pickles, Olives, Etc. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Your Guide to Project: Eats 2018

The biggest food festival of the year, Project: Eats, is back for the 5th year in a row! Project: Eats attracts thousands of attendees, all coming to enjoy food trucks, small businesses, and pop-up vendors from all throughout New Jersey and beyond. Located outside City Hall at 280 Grove St., it will run on Saturday 6/23 and Sunday 6/24 from 11am-7pm. 

Here is your guide to enjoying the festival:

Monday, June 18, 2018

Community News: Charity Bartender Drag-A-Thon, Angel Azul Celebrates 20 Years, Rose Wine Dinner & More

Before we begin with our more local Community News, I wanted to mention the current human rights crisis of children being separated from their parents at our borders which is nothing short of an atrocity. These are events happening in our greater national community which are contradictory to any kind of morality I can personally imagine and flat-out shameful. I urge you to take some time to learn more and I'm including a link (via Slate) to the best round-up I found of ways you can help, be it though donating time, money, or knowledge.

Now back to our regular Community News programming:

Jersey City

  • Join burlesque performer and censorship fighter Lillian Bustle and Pet Shop for Jersey City's first ever Charity Bartender Drag-A-Thon! Held this Thursday, 6/21 beginning at 9pm, all donations will go towards the Trevor Project. 
  • Project: Eats is back this weekend, 6/23-6/24, for it's 5th Annual Festival, celebrating food, drinks, and fun. Stay tuned for more info!
  • As part of the festivities, take advantage of FastBoy Delivery's Project:Eats special, where from now through 6/24, you can get free delivery with code PROJECTEATS18 when you check out. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: Sweetberry Bowls Grand Opening, Famous Food Market, and More

Happy Weekend, Jersey City! It's gearing up to be sunny and hot all weekend and there are lots of ways to enjoy it, both indoors and out:

Photo from Sweetberry Bowls
Sweetberry Bowls Grand Opening, 179 Newark Ave:
Join Sweetberry Bowls known for their super fruit smoothie bowls and salads, this Saturday for their Grand Opening celebration. They'll be opening at 8am and the first 50 people to visit will get a free bowl.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Where to Watch the World Cup 2018

The four year wait is over and the FIFA World Cup is here! To help you experience this event, lots of places around Jersey City will be screening the games and offering specials. Here are some of your best bets for catching the World Cup Games:

Monday, June 11, 2018

Community News: The OAK on Pine Now Serving Brunch, PJ Ryan's Expands, Crepe Guru Launching Delivery & More

Jersey City
  • The OAK on Pine recently launched new lunch hours and a take-out menu, but this weekend, they also started serving Saturday Brunch! They're currently offering brunch, eat-in or take-out, from 10am-2pm on Saturdays.
  • Crepe Guru, opening soon at 110 Bright Street, will start offering delivery this Tuesday, 6/12 prior to their Grand Opening in August. Formerly located in Hoboken and known for their wide selection of sweet and savory crepes, Crepe Guru recently moved into the Bright Street location and are in the midst of setting up their permanent space. Delivery can be ordered via Uber Eats, Door Dash, Delivery.com, PostMates, and several other options. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Community News: Sweetberry Now Open, ME Casa Moving, and more.

Jersey City

  • Sweetberry Bowls has officially opened in Jersey City. Located at 179 Newark Ave, they launched their soft opening late last weekend and will be celebrating their Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting this Thursday at 12pm. Sweetberry is known for their customizable smoothie bowls and salads. 

Friday, June 1, 2018

National Doughnut Day 2018

Today is National Doughnut Day! Started as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army during the Great Depression and in honor of female volunteers who provided home-cooked meals and doughnuts to soldiers during World War 1, it has evolved into a day to celebrate doughnuts of all kinds.

Here are some ways to celebrate in Jersey City (including opportunities for free doughnuts):

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Community News: New Vegan Restaurant More Life, Full Moon Party at Luna and more

Jersey City

Photo from More Life Cafe
  • On Tuesday, 5/29, Luna will be hosting a Full Moon party which will celebrate their being open for one month as well as the current full moon cycle. There will be candle-lit dining as well was as an all-night Happy Hour. 
  • Congratulations to Harry's Daughter who received a mention on This is Insider Food.
  • New dedicated vegan restaurant More Life Cafe has opened near Lincoln Park at 191 Mallory Avenue, selling plant-based versions of comfort food, smoothies, salads and more. They're still in soft-open mode, but plan to hold a Grand Opening shortly.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Corto Starts Soft Open

Photo from Corto
New Italian restaurant Corto is getting ready to open to the public with a soft opening by reservation only today (5/25) and tomorrow (5/26).

Monday, May 21, 2018

Community News:Talde celebrates Filipino Restaurant Week, Koro Koro Back Open & More

Jersey City
Photo from Talde
  • Head to Talde any time through next Monday, 5/28 for their Filipino Restaurant Week with chicken adobo tacos, pork bbq, and mango pie for $35/person. 
  • Congratulations to Light Horse Tavern on celebrating 15 great years in Jersey City over the weekend. 
  • Komegashi Too is having a wine dinner this upcoming Wednesday, 5/23. There will be five different wines accompanying four courses. The dinner starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $75/person. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Flatbread Grill Opening Tomorrow 5/10

Flatbread Grill, a much-loved Mediterranean bakery and grill, will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their Jersey City location tomorrow, 5/10, at 11am.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Community News: Small Business Awards, Barcade's 7th Anniversary, and more

Jersey City
Photo from The Grind Shop
  • Congratulations to Lee Sims, Half Time Bar, Milk Sugar Love, Salerno Salumeria, Carmine's Italian Deli, ME Casa, Abbondanza Trattoria, Laico's, Whealth & Co, Dulce De Leche, Carmen Rosa's Bakery, The Grind Shop, and Gia Gelato and Cafe who were all honored and awarded winners at the 2018 Small Business Awards Ceremony by the city. The awards recognize small businesses in each ward of the city for their service and dedication to the Jersey City community. In addition, Bucket and Bay was recognized for their participation in the new Certified Green Business Program. 
  • The Grind Shop has brought back their La Colombe Draft Latte! It'll be available all spring and summer.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Three Fundraisers In Jersey City

 Jersey City always has you covered when it comes to eating and drinking well, but it's even better when you get to combine that with helping raise funds for a good cause. Check out these three fundraisers happening soon in Jersey City and show your support.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Community News: Firehouse Pizza Now Open, Reservoir Fundraiser, and more

Jersey City
Photo from Firehouse Blazing Pizza
  • Congratulations to Firehouse Blazing Pizza on celebrating their Grand Opening this past Saturday. The restaurant is now open at 488 Central Ave in the Heights. 
  • The Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance will be holding this year's Spring Annual Season Opener and fundraiser at Vaibhav at 737 Newark Ave on Thursday, 5/3. Single tickets as well as group tickets are available. 
  • The HDSID Farmers' Market at Grove Street is returning for the first time this season on Monday, 4/30. It will run every Monday and Thursday through December. 
  • Ozu Foods will be starting their summer hours this week and will only be serving lunch on Fridays from 11:30am-2:30pm. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Community News: Bone-In Launches Go Fund Me, Hyatt House Grand Opening,

Jersey City
  • Bone-In has launched a Go Fund Me to help them outfit their new kitchen and banquet space on Lima Family Farms which will help them expand and grow their overall business of providing farm-fresh, whole foods to the community. 
  • Join Atlas this Thursday 4/26 for their High West Core 4 whiskey tasting and four course dinner. It begins at 6:30pm and tickets are $75/person. Call for reservations. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Farmers Market Season Returns for 2018

This Saturday marks the start of Farmer's Market season in Jersey City! Markets throughout the city will begin opening over the next several weeks and run through the fall and early winter, bringing fresh produce, healthy snacks, skincare, baked goods, fish, grass-fed meat and more.