2009 Best Picks in Hudson County as seen by the River View Observer

We have your  best picks for 2009 in Hudson County’s People to watch, places to go and services to use in 2009

 BEST CATERING FACILITY -Casino -In – The Park; Lincoln Park, Jersey City  201 -333-1045 and Shore Casino; Municipal Marina, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 732-291-4300

BEST DOG GROOMERSGroomingdale’s Pet Washing & Grooming  351 2nd St, Jersey City, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07302-2669 (201) 659-5559 You will always be satified with your dogs appearance after taking them to Groomingdale’s

BEST  RESTAURANT FOR DINING OUT & CATERING Puccini’s -1064 Westside Avenue, Jersey City 201-432 -4111

BEST PANCAKES IN HUDSON COUNTY– Brownstone Diner and Pancake Factory- 426 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City 201- 433-0471

BEST LOCAL CELEBRITYTammy Blanchard; Actress lives in Hudson County won and Emmy for her perfomance as a young Judy Garland. Currently can be seen in  Cadilac Records with Adrian Brody


BEST CAR DETAILING -Ultimate Car Detailers; 20 West 51st, Bayonne, NJ 201-436-5025



BEST NIGHT CLUB FOR MUSIC – The legendary Maxwells 1039 Washington St. Hoboken 201-798-0406 has been in the forefront of the indy sound for over decade. Bands like the Smithereens, the Bongo’s have gotten their start. Even the Boss Bruce Springsteen filmed a video there.

BEST POLITICIAN’S TO WATCH- Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith, State Senator Sandra Cunningham and Jersey City Ward E Councilman Steve Fullop

BEST NEW RESTAURANT-  TEN EAST South Cove Commons, Rt.440 N, 125 Lefante Way, Bayonne 201-437-1212 www.teneastdining.com Regis Philin just lunched there in December.

BEST ITALIAN FOOD RESTAURANTS-Laico’s 67 Terhune Avenue, Jersey City, 201- 434-4115 ( The best specials by Chef Louis Laico and try the fried Calamari-you will keep going back) Puccini’s 1064 Westside Ave, Jersey City 201-432-4111 (Elegant with delicious Northern Italian Cuisine)  Just Sonny’s 169 Sterling Ave, Jersey City 201-434-9413 (A local favorite with something on the menu to please the whole family)  Rita & Joe’s 142 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 201-451 -3606 ( Large delicious portions made by Rita herself) 

BEST SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT- Big Apple 414 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 201-8581075  Owned and operated by the Bottino family for over 25 years this sports bar and restaurant is the place to go to watch all your favorite teams. Jumbo TV screens catch all the action. The food is delicious and affordable (try their thin crusted Pizza people come from all over the metropolitian area to eat their pizza)  

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTSDavid Bartz Re/Max Harbor View forsalejerseycity.com 551-208-4864 Annette Senger Exit on the Hudson, 808 Broadway, Bayonne 201-437 -0411, Joe Damato Hudson Harbor3225 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City 201-963 -3100 Chirs Piechocki -Coldwell Banker 677 Broadway, Bayonne 201-978-1110

BEST AFFORDABLE STEAK DINNER -Arthur’s 237 Washington St. Hoboken 201-656-5009 

BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITYThe Embankment 234 10th Street (At Erie) Jersey City 201-222-6115 (These are the same folks who own the popular Merchant Restaurant in Historic Downtown Jersey City- Delicious food and friendly atmosphere is a signature trait of both these restauarnats)

BEST CAR SERVICELiberty Car Service Executive Car Service All Airport and Out of Town 201- 726-3494 ask for Hernan (They offer a $5 coupon off a $30 or more ride.  That’s less expensive than a cab ride)

BEST SHOWER GIFTS – Patsy’s Crafts 201-471-7536 babiesnewpinkandblue.com All handcrafted  Baby Shower favors, Centerpieces and Gifts (Very Unique items not found anywhere else)

BEST COMEDIAN FROM HUDSON COUNTY- Mike Marino originally from the Marion section in Jersey City. This comic genius can be seen on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and playing Venue’s all over the United States. When he does come into Hudson County he can be seen at the Arts Factory on Avenue E in Bayonne New Jersey 

BEST RESTAURANT TO CATCH A CELEBRITY-Tuta Pasta Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ On any given day you can find Movie Star Danny Aielo and you never know who Danny may have dining with him other actors, sports legends, movie directors

BEST NEW HOTEL IN HUDSON COUNTY (Jersey City) Westin Hotel Jersey City Newport 479 Washington Boulevard · Jersey City, New Jersey 07310 · United States · Map · Phone: (201) 626-2900 · Westin Hotel is scheduled to open on January 27, 2009

BEST RESTAUARNTS WITH A VIEW OF THE NYC SKYLINE(Jersey City ) The Pointe Restaurant Chapel Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 (201) 985-9854 Views of the Statue of Liberty and more The Liberty House Restauarnt 76 Audrey Zapp,  201-395-0300 from the Liberty House Manhattan appears 5ft away (North Bergen )The Chart House Weehawken Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T 201-348-6628 Thier outside deck has you standing over the Hudson River and you can see a full view of NYC -Very romantic spot in the evening.

BEST LOCAL THEATER -The Attic Ensemble  The Barrow Mansion 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City The Attic Ensemble has been providing excellent local theater since 1972 and in Febuary 2009 Glendary Glen Ross will makes it debut for more information  wwww.atticensemble.org

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