Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween Night Events 2018

Happy Halloween, Jersey City! While the weekend was full of Halloween celebrations, there's still one more night of spooky fun, so don't retire your costumes just yet!

Here's where to go:

HDSID Family Halloween Bash, Newark Ave Pedestrian Plaza
From 3pm-7pm, head to Newark Ave by Grove Street for the HDSID Family Halloween Bash with candy, costumes, face-painting, a bouncy house, and more family-friendly fun.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Community News: Hudson & Co. Now Open, Kitchen Step Hosting 4 Course Dinner, & More

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Photo from Hudson & Co
  • Hudson & Co., a new nautical gastropub opened up at 3 Second Street on the waterfront late last week. The restaurant can seat approximately 300 people and serves traditional bar and grill food including steaks, salads, and burgers, but also has a heavy emphasis on fish dishes including a sushi bar. 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: Halloween in Jersey City

Happy Weekend Jersey City! Halloween festivities are starting early with lots of events going on all weekend. There's pumpkin carving, pumpkin patches, movies, costume contests, and much much more.

Friday, 10/26

  • Harborside is hosting the "Ultimate Halloween Party" from 8pm-1am. There will be a DJ, costume contests, food vendors, bars, a photo booth and much more. Entry is $20/person online and $30/door.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Community News: Oliva Now Open, Ani Ramen Hosts Soul of Sake, After the Harvest Food & Wine and More

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  • Oliva Market is now open in the former Tender Shoot location. They have a small selection of prepared food, drinks, snacks, fresh produce, and dairy. 
  • Ani Ramen is holding a special Soul of Sake event, hosted by Miss Sake USA, this Tuesday, 10/23. Tickets are $42 and include two sakes, two Suntory whiskeys, three appetizers served family style, and a bowl of ramen of your choice. 
  • This Thursday, 10/25, join Satis Bistro for A Taste of Spain - a four course dinner and wine pairing for $75/person

Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: West Side Chili Cook-Off, Ghost of Uncle Joe's, and More!

Happy Weekend, Jersey City! The weekend is full of fall events like hot chocolate and s'mores at Lutze's End of Season Party, a Chili Cook-Off, and The Ghost of Uncle Joe's along with much, much more. Here's what's going on:

Shucktoberfest, Zeppelin Hall
Head to Zeppelin Hall this weekend for their three day long Shucktoberfest featuring oysters on the half shell for $1.50 each. They'll have live 90s bands on Friday, a DJ on Saturday, and football all day Sunday.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Community News: PS Wine Bar Named 1 of 15 Best, Thinking Cup Cafe Now Open, Ghost of Uncle Joe's & Mine

Jersey City

  • Congratulations to PS Wine Bar on being named one of the 15 Most Important Natural Wine Bars in America! PS Wine Bar has become one of my personal favorite spots with a creative and innovative wine list that encourages experimentation. 
  • New coffee shop Thinking Cup Cafe opened quietly last week at 201 Warren Street in the former Two Aprons space. They describe themselves a fast casual restaurant specializing in Mediterranean-American inspired cuisine, carrying soups, sandwiches, pastries and more. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Where to Get A Thanksgiving Turkey in Jersey City

While Thanksgiving still seems quite a ways away, now is the time to plan. Several local vendors have started accepting turkey reservations and it's worth getting them in early! Here are the best places to begin making your Thanksgiving plans:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Community News: PS Wine Bar Class, Graze and Braise New Menu, Lighthouse Fundraiser, and More

Jersey City

  • PS Wine Bar is hosting an introduction to natural wines, "What is Natural Wine?", featuring seven wines, information, and fun. The class is this Thursday, 10/11, from 7-9pm. Tickets are $50/person. 
  • Jersey and Co. Gelato has started offering hot drinks as we move into the colder weather. Right now, they're offering hot chocolate, a pumpkin spice latte, and a chai latte, along with their regular coffee menu, all made in-house. 
  • Mordi's Sandwich Shop is now selling Fat Man Cookies, a new business based in Jersey City with a focus on making different styles and flavors of crinkle cookies. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: JCAST, Corgi Spirits 1 Year, Suwanna Food Pop-Up & More

Happy Weekend, Jersey City! This weekend is full of art, anniversary celebrations, and delicious things to eat.

JCAST, all over the city
JCAST is the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, taking place throughout Jersey City, showcasing performance art, tours, art installations, and more. There will be events and exhibitions all throughout the weekend, including at several restaurants and cafes.

9 Bar, Choc O Pain, Hard Grove, Mision Burrito and more will have art displayed in their spaces, open for anyone to check out and several spots are open late including WHOS GF who will be open for extended hours throughout the weekend.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Community News: Van Hook Outpost Now Open, Baonanas Storefront Coming Soon, & more

Jersey City

  • Van Hook Cheese opened their grilled cheese-focused outpost near Hamilton Park at 232.5 Pavonia Ave over the weekend. They'll be open from 11am-7pm during the week and 11-6pm on Sundays initially and hours are subject to change.
  • Baonanas announced they'll be opening up their first official storefront later this year! They have a spot in the West Side/Bergen Lafayette area and are hoping to open by November or December. 
  • Congratulations to Razza on being named the second best pizza in the country, according to The Daily Meal. They specifically called out Razza's Bufala Pizza made from water buffalo in Sussex County.  Dan Richer, owner of Razza, also recently sat down with Justin Naylor of Old Tiago Farm for an interview