Primarily residential, the Western Slope is not congested by the trucks and trailers that travel Route 1/9 on their way to the George Washington Bridge, the Holland and the Lincoln Tunnels. Instead, it is home to about 10,000 people, historic architecture and restaurants, notorious bars, and sprawling parks.
They both offer burgers, but the similarities between Lucky 7 and Satis Bistro stop there. Lucky 7 Tavern, a trendy dive bar in Downtown Jersey City, and Satis Bistro, a fine dining establishment in Jersey City’s polished Paulus Hook neighborhood, could not be more different. While the former lures a diverse crowd with its cheap drinks, barbecue and soul food and has décor reminiscent of a college dorm, the latter attracts foodies with a salumeria and events like Beaujolais Nouveau tasting parties. Given the staggering differences between the two, who would expect that both are the pride of one entrepreneurial pair?
A sandwich shop founded in a Chicago antiques store in the 1970s is embracing Jersey City culture at its first New Jersey location by displaying antiques from Colgate, early photographs of the Holland Tunnel and memorabilia from Martha Stewart, a Jersey City native.
At the All About Downtown Jersey City Street Festival, brothers Frank and Raymond Fiore were standing outside their soon-to-be-opened restaurant, Roman Nose, and selling meatballs to the masses. Just blocks away from The Village neighborhood – once known as “Italian Town” and “Little Italy” – the brothers were bound to encounter some tough critics.
New Jersey residents typically associate the word “diner” with a 24-hour casual restaurant where guests, drawn by a mirrored and neon exterior, order coffee and something greasy from a laminated menu. Since 2006, when restaurateur Constantine Katsifis and Chef Craig Shelton opened the Skylark Fine Diner and Lounge in Edison, the pair has been trying to reinvent the diner concept for contemporary palettes.
After finding that private chef Ramon Ruiz wasn’t using a commercial kitchen and did not possess proper licenses to cook and serve food to paying guests, Jersey City health inspectors shut down Friday evening’s sold-out event to benefit the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cove Cemetery. Forty-five guests who paid $39.99 each to enjoy an [...]
Gertrude Stein may have passed away in 1946, but a group of lucky Jersey City foodies recently had the chance to dine at Stein’s salon. Is this the beginning of the creepiest ghost story you’ve ever heard? No, it was simply a themed dinner hosted by the Underground Supper Club, an alternative dining experience in Jersey City.
The original GP’s in Guttenberg, which has been open since 1977, offers what a customer would expect from an Italian American restaurant: red-sauce favorites like pastas, chicken Parmigiana and meatballs. The new location will offer diners a more contemporary take on the classics.
This story appears in the Summer 2012 issue of NEW Magazine, which is available at our distrobution locations around the city now. The ideal summer treat, according to Roehl Empestan, is “a perfect combination of cold, creamy, and sweet.” Roehl is the nephew of Fiesta Grill owner Renato Empestan. With two Jersey City locations – [...]
Imagine paying just $49 for a box filled with 15 to 30 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables like Mutsu apples, Lacinato kale, and Bosc pears. Does it seem too good to be true?