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- If you're interested in starting your own food business, join The Hudson Kitchen and Hudson Community College for a one day Food Business Bootcamp, created specifically for new entrepeneurs and food startups. The class will cover everything from state regulations to how to make a business plan to pricing for profitability. Tickets are $225 but use code 50OFF to receive a $50 discount.
- Silverman announced that popular Italian restaurant Paisano's in Rutherford will be expanding into Jersey City. Paisano's will be opening an outpost named Luna in the former Park & Sixth space. They anticipate opening this spring.
- FM reopened this past Saturday after being closed for renovations for the past month. While ownership has stayed the same with Alan Rudolph, formerly of the Gold Hawk in Hoboken, Ed Snyder from Ed & Mary's and Dancing Tony of Rock-It Docket fame have joined in to transform the space into a live music venue with a casual but tasty menu.
- WHOS Gluten-Free is now hiring. They're looking for part-time associates to help with food prep, cooking, cleaning, and register work.
- Congratulations to Departed Soles who took home the bronze and gold medals from the Best of Craft Beer Awards in Oregon for their New Jersey Ninja and Rick Rolled Oat Coffee Stout. They've also got a new doughnut-based beer in the works in collaboration with Montclair Bread Company.
- Cafe Batata has launched a new seasonal special featuring Picanha (Brazilian Sirloin Cap Steak) and traditional Brazilian sides.
- Congratulations to Tea NJ who celebrated four years in business in Jersey City this weekend.
- Jersey Wine & Spirits is hosting a Whiskey 101 class next Tuesday, 2/13. The class will explain the distillation process as well as introduce different kinds of scotch. Tickets are $20 and will include 5 sample pours.
Outside Jersey City
- Delivery service Door Dash is launching a new program where they use their delivery algorithm to help deliver restaurant's extra food to shelters and food banks, making the entire process much easier and more efficient while reducing waste and helping feed those who need it. For now, the program is launching in New York, L.A., and San Francisco, but they hope to expand it over time.
- The Princeton location of CoolVines closed their doors permanently this weekend.
- Congratulations to Graze and Braise who has partnered with Artfull Bean to arrange pick-ups of their paleo, gluten-free, and vegan meals at the shop for nearby residents.