Category Archives: Dining

JERSEY CITY PROJECT EAT -EAT, DRINK, ENJOY, REPEAT  

 Jersey City Project EAT to Turn City Hall Plaza into Foodie Wonderland

Small Businesses Spotlighted at Weekend Food Festival

 By Sally Deering

Jersey City Project Eat
Emma Taylor of Milk Sugar Love

 Wait till you see the food vendors lined up for this year’s Jersey City Project Eats festival happening Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25 at City Hall Plaza. Yummy dishes for every palate – from vegan to carnivore – are guaranteed to tempt and deliver a vast array of noshables for festival-goers.

Jersey City Project Eats
Jersey City Hall Plaza

The weekend long JC Project Eats is sponsored by the City of Jersey City and the Office of Mayor Steven M. Fulop and it’s the fifth year that the annual event will turn Jersey City Hall’s sidewalk square out front into one a gastronomic extravaganza. Continue reading JERSEY CITY PROJECT EAT -EAT, DRINK, ENJOY, REPEAT  

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE MAY 26th, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY MAY 26TH , 2017  LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT SEVEN VENUES

LAST OF THE SERIES FOR THIS SEASON 

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, May 26th, 2017 is sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.

Music Broadway Bayonne May 26 2017

 

Live Music on Broadway now in its 26th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night May 26th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments

Music Broadway Bayonne  

 Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm    Piano Bill & Lisel

Chances 1028 Broadway                                           7pm    Main Street 

KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm      George Orlando 

LA Guardiola  819 Broadway                              7pm       Domino Effect 

Mama Rosa’s  589 Broadway                                7PM     Rich Casella 

 Piero’s  942 Broadway                                              4PM    Paul Addie 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm    Beeman & Bannon 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE MAY 19th, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY MAY 19TH , 2017  LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT FIVE VENUES

 

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, May 19th, 2017 is sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.

Music on Broadway May 19th, 2017

 

Music Broadway Bayonne May 19th 2017
Greg Aulden

Live Music on Broadway now in its 26th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night May 19th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments

Music Broadway Bayonne  

 Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm    Greg Aulden 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm    Piano Bill & Lisel 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…           7pm          George Orlando  
 San Vito’s 408 Broadway                            6:30 pm    Paul Addie 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm        Orville Davis 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE FRIDAY MAY 12, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY May 12th , 2017  LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT NINE VENUES

 

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, May 12th, 2017 is sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.

Music Broadway Bayonne May 12 2017

Live Music on Broadway now in its 20th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night May 12th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments

Music Broadway Bayonne  

 Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm    George Orlando 
Butero’s 184 Broadway                                        7pm               Rob & Scott 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm    Greg Aulden 
 Kuhl’s Tavern  53 Prospect Ave………5:00pm         Orville Davis 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…           7pm           Beeman & Bannon 
Mona Lisa  165 Broadway                         6:00 pm     Domino Effect 
Perk Up Cafe  317 Broadway                   6:30 pm     Next Week 
The Rock  206 Broadway                               6pm    Piano Bill & Jennie 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm        Main Street 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE FRIDAY MAY 5, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY May 5th , 2017  LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT EIGHT VENUES

music broadway bayonne may 5, 2017

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, May 5th, 2017 is sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.

Live Music on Broadway now in its 19th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night May 5th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments

Music Broadway Bayonne  

 Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm    Piano Bill & Lisel 
Chances 1028 Broadway                                           7pm  Paul Addie 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm     George Orlando 
 Kuhl’s Tavern  53 Prospect Ave………4:30 pm          George Orlando 
Mama Rosa’s  589 Broadway                     7pm               Domino Effect 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…           7pm               Three Compadres
Piero’s  942 Broadway                                    4pm                 Paul Addie 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm         Rob & Scott 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE APRIL 7, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY APRIL 7th  LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT SIX  VENUES

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, April 7th , 2017 is sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.

Live Music on Broadway now in its 15th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night April 7th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments

Music Broadway Bayonne  

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE APRIL 7TH 2017
 
Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm      George Orlando 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm      Piano Bill & Lisel
 Kuhl’s Tavern  53 Prospect Ave………………..5pm             Joe Taino 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…      7pm                        Domino Effect 
San  Vito’s   406 Broadway ……………….6:30pm                Paul Addie 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm          George Orlando 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

STEPPIN’ OUT Kitchen Step Jersey City offers Cool Menu and Friendly Vibes  

Kitchen Step in Downtown Van Vorst  Section of Jersey City  Kitchen Step Jersey City

The Friendly Crew at Kitchen Step

By Sally Deering

 

Kitchen Step Jersey City
Kitchen Step in Downtown Van Vorst section of Jersey CIty

In the heart of the Downtown Van Vorst section of Jersey City, the Kitchen Step bistro offers Progressive American cuisine in an open and airy space that’s down to earth with natural wood tables, eco green banquettes and paintings of leaves and tree branches hanging from the dining room ceiling.

 

 

 

kitchen step jersey City General Manager Kenneth Rosado and the staff at Kitchen Step go the distance when it comes to customer service, which is evident when the 60-seat eatery fills up during weekend brunch with customers clamoring for dishes like the Nutella Swirl Pancakes and Truffle Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon.

 

“We are a neighborhood restaurant,” Rosado says, as the crew prepares for a busy Friday night. “We had big shows to fill when we opened a year ago last February. This was where Thirty Acres used to be.” Continue reading STEPPIN’ OUT Kitchen Step Jersey City offers Cool Menu and Friendly Vibes  

BOHEMIAN, INGENIOUS SPIRITS  Fox & Crow– JC Gastropub for Cool Foodies

 Palisade Ave just got a little more Hip

 By Sally Deering

 

BOHEMIAN, INGENIOUS SPIRITS   Fox & Crow– JC Gastropub for Cool Foodies
Fox & Crow Pub & Parlour on Palisades Avenue in Jersey City

On Palisade Avenue in the Jersey City Heights, a colorful neighborhood pub “Fox & Crow” serves all-American burgers, cocktails shaken & stirred and a root beer float that could land Junior in the principal’s office. On weekends, the backroom “Parlour” with its own bar, and family-style tables becomes a small club with a dazzling array of singer-songwriters, bands, and spoken-wordsmiths.

BOHEMIAN, INGENIOUS SPIRITS   Fox & Crow– JC Gastropub for Cool FoodiesMore hippie than dippy, Fox & Crow (named for the owners, Arthur and Sarah Johnson’s daughter Rebecca who loved the nursery rhyme) Fox & Crow opened in February 2015, and has since become a cool neighborhood go-to place for tasty American dishes, knee-bending cocktails like the Sly Fox and the Shy Fox and lively entertainment. On a recent Saturday night, Vicky Cristina Barcelona – a three piece all-girl group that performs Tom Waits’ songs knocked the socks off the audience.

“Our family loves to eat and drink, and have a good time,” Rebecca says. “We wanted to create an atmosphere that was warm and welcoming, serving wholesome food at decent portions without pretensions. We also wanted to replicate the pub atmosphere you find in Europe, where the entire family is welcome, from babies to dogs. We wish we could also welcome dogs, waiting for New Jersey to change its ways!”

 BOHEMIAN, INGENIOUS SPIRITS   Fox & Crow– JC Gastropub for Cool FoodiesFox & Crow’s pub menu is tasty and minimal with several appetizers and a dozen or so sandwiches (and a salad) to choose from. Starter/Munchies include Hand Cut Pub Fries, and Wings served Chili, BBQ, Buffalo, and Jabanero & Honey-style, and Art’s Nachos with a choice of cheese, jalapeno peppers, pico de gallo, sour cream or black beans.  ($6-$8)

Burgers take center stage and come in lots of variations including Old Blue (blue cheese), California Club, and Black Bean. For seafood lovers there’s the Krabby Patty with Asian slaw; the Spicy Crow, fried chicken with chipotle mayo and avocado; and the Cheese Me Please Me grilled cheese with Gouda, Gruyere-Cheddar on sourdough bread. The Mariner, sesame-crusted pan-seared tuna with ginger soy sauce is also a popular dish.  ($11-$15). There’s a beet salad, too. ($12)

BOHEMIAN, INGENIOUS SPIRITS   Fox & Crow– JC Gastropub for Cool FoodiesFor those looking for something sweet with a little kick, the (alcoholic) Root Beer Float is made with “Not Your Father’s Root Beer”, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream ($10).

 

“The menu has grown with us,” Rebecca says. “We have had input from talented chefs, friends, and family. Brunch is the collaborative product of my mother, and local resident and New York chef Ben Kurst and expertly prepared by our in-house chef Marcos Mendoza. Brunch is special as Sunday breakfast has always held a special place in my family’s week. When home for holidays, we all gather at the kitchen table and dad will make his signature eggs, bacon and home-fries. The dish ‘Artie’s Breakfast’ on the brunch menu is a nod to him.”

BOHEMIAN, INGENIOUS SPIRITS   Fox & Crow– JC Gastropub for Cool FoodiesWeekend Brunch also features Locals Only pork roll, egg, cheese, and home-fries; Fox & Crow Burger with fried egg, bacon, cheddar; Smoked Salmon Hash; Savory or Sweet Ricotta Toast, Avocado Toast; and, French Toast ($8-$14). Modcup Coffee is the house coffee ($2); and Mimosa, Bellini or Bloody Mary cocktails keep things fizzy. ($4-$6)
The kitchen stays open late; Sunday through Wednesday till 11:30 pm; and Thursday through Saturday till Midnight. The bar has a huge choice of beers and cocktails. The Parlour presents live entertainment, and a monthly Spoken Word series hosted by James Ruggia and RNA. Curator Margo Parks of Jersey City scouts the talent and books the performers.

 It’s been two years since Fox & Crow first opened and in those two years, it’s grown a lot, Rebecca says. When her family decided to become restaurateurs, the whole thing came together without much maneuvering.

“We did not spend months scouting a space, the F&C albeit a tremendous amount of work, was quite a serendipitous venture,” Rebecca says. “My father acquired the property and had the option to lease the bar or take the business on himself. I have experience in branding and interiors, my partner Rowen works in hospitality, and my mother and father possess an innately hospitable spirit having come from large families and raising their own. The majority of people we knew from the neighborhood we had met in Modcup coffee, the market, or venues downtown. We felt at home surrounded by bohemian and ingenious spirits. We decided to take a chance, combine our efforts and create the Fox & Crow.”

 If you go

FOX & CROW Pub & Parlor

594 Palisade Ave, JC

(201) 984-2775

www.foxandcrowjc.com

Mon- Wed, 5pm-12am; Thurs-Fri 5pm-3am

Sat 11am-3am; Sun 11am-1am

Sat & Sun Brunch starts at noon

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MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY FEB. 24th LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT SEVEN VENUES

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, February 24th , 2017 is  sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that  is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.

Live Music on Broadway now in its 9th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night February 24th ?  Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music.

Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments 

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday February 24, 2017

 

Bella Sorrellas Restauant    1020 Broadway    7pm   George Orlando

KP Sarelli’s Restaurant   241 Broadway          7pm   Isaac Ezekiel

La Guardiola  819 Broadway                               7pm   Domino Effect 

MezCal Kitchen  482 Broadway…                      7pm   Dave Watson 

Planet Wings 589 Broadway…                           7pm      Paul Addie

San Vito  406 Broadway…                                    6:30 pm   Rob & Scott  

The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…                 4:00 pm   Mike & Brian 

For more information call the Bayonne UEZ

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS Latham House in Downtown Jersey City serves American Fare with a Classy Twist

The Supper Bell by the Bar keeps it all in the Family

Latham House downtown Jersey City

  Latham House Jersey City

By Sally Deering

Chef Dan Latham grew up in Upstate New York and studied cooking at the Culinary Institute of America. He and his wife, Kris, a seasoned pastry chef are the proud owners of Latham House, a handsome restaurant on Marin Boulevard tucked inside the heart of Grove Street’s transportation hub in downtown Jersey City. Their partner is Mike Ryan, a busy and popular Jersey City restaurateur.

 

 

 

Latham House downtown Jersey City Latham House stands out with a beautiful atmosphere of dark woods, white walls, and a long row of gray-marbled tabletops for two that fill the center of the dining room. Beautiful roomy booths with green-tufted banquettes to lean back on come with super-sized windows offering nice views of downtown Jersey City. Off to the right near the kitchen, there’s a bar, and near the bar, there’s a Supper Bell that has an historic place in the Latham family scrapbook.  

Continue reading FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS Latham House in Downtown Jersey City serves American Fare with a Classy Twist