Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hudson Restaurant Week Starts on Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 8, 2014

Hudson Restaurant Week starts their Summer Week on Monday, July 28th and will run until the following Friday, August 8th.

This summer's participating restaurants include quite a few Jersey City dining options:

3 Forty Grill, Battello, Bistro La Source, Boca Grande, Box, Edward's Steakhouse, Fire & Oak, GP's Restaurant, Hamilton Inn, Komegashi, Komegashi Too, Liberty House Restaurant, Liberty Prime Steakhouse, Maritime Parc, The Merchant, Porto Leggero, Porto Lounge, Satis Bistro, Skylark on the Hudson and Sky Thai

During restaurant week participating restaurants will offer special prix fixe menus ranging from $13-20 for lunch and $25-40 for dinner (menus are available on HRW's website).

As in previous years, restaurant week is a great opportunity to try new restaurants or revisit an old fave!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Jersey City Project Returns With Project: EATS This Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Jersey City Project, the wildly popular outdoor market at 280 Grove Street (in front of City Hall), is back this Sunday, July 26th with Project: EATS from 11 am to 7 pm.

As the name implies this Sunday's event will be a celebration of food & drink!  An impressive list of 30 vendors will be at the festival, including:

Grandma Downtown,  Livestock,  Cocoa Bakery,  Jersey City Veggie Burgers,  Milk Sugar Love,  Mordi's Schnitzel Truck,  Grace Community Services BREAKFAST PLUS!,  The Cow and The Curd,  Union Republic,  JuiceWell,  The Big Straw,  NUMS,  Red Hook Lobster Pound,  Roman Nose,  Aroy-D, the Thai Elephant,  Cholita Dessert Bar,  Left Bank Burger Bar,  Carmella Italian Street Fare Food Truck,  Animals Food and Drink,  Mary The Queen of Pork,  Stellas Empanadas,  ModCup Coffee Roasters,  Dark Side of the Moo,  Wafels & Dinges,  Crave Catering,  Pig & Prince Restaurant and Gastrolounge,  Peace.Love.Pops,  Raritan Bakery,  City Diner,  Pizza Vita Pizza Truck,  BROA,  Rough Design Co.,  Made in Paulus Hoeck,  Razza Pizza Artigianale

The Hamilton Inn will be serving beer, cocktails, sangria and more as the event's official bar with three drink stations.

There will also be free games sponsored by Zog Sports, Yelp! giveaways, a kids cupcake-decorating workshop hosted by Bambino Chef and market tote screen-printing workshop hosted by Nightingale Projects.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Annual Beach Party and Food Festival at Newport Green on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Jersey Journal is reporting that this Wednesday the Newport is throwing their annual beach party and food festival from 6 to 8:30 pm at Newport Green Park.

Newport Green Park is an urban beach and park along the waterfront built in 2012 with beautiful views of the Hudson River and Manhattan.

Wednesday night's beach party will be a family-friendly event with food and cocktails from 14 participating restaurants.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Spotlight on Jersey City's Small Businesses: Let's Just Celebrate

NEW Series: Spotlight on Jersey City Small Businesses 
A big part of what makes Jersey City so special is its many small businesses that reflect the diversity and character of the city.  Below is a brief profile of one such business.  Remember to shop local to support Jersey City business owners and the community!

Jersey City resident and event producer Laura Irizarry recently launched her business Let's Just Celebrate after noticing how many kids parties were taking place all around Jersey City, especially in the parks and the communal spaces of the buildings down by the waterfront.

Laura was inspired to make affordable party kits for parents so that their parties could look really pretty and unique but still be doable without all the researching, planning, and running around to gather the various party supplies.

So Laura created Let's Just Celebrate which offers parents a one stop shop for kids party supply kits in a variety of themes with everything needed for the party from the coordinated place settings, centerpiece and even a PDF "Sidekick Guide" with set-up instructions, tips, ideas for the party menu and themed activities.

To learn more about Let's Just Celebrate visit their website at (brick and mortar store to hopefully come soon).  Let's Just Celebrate is also generously offering a special discount to Seen in Jersey City followers for 10% off any orders from now until August 31st, 2014 by entering the discount code JC10.