Update: Table-Talk Live

Hudson Kitchen_TableTalkLive__JuneNew date, new time, new panelists, same lively networking event

JERSEY CITY, NJ–Hudson Kitchen continues its education series Table Talk Live with a networking event, themed Beyond the Plate: How to be Seen, Heard and Remembered. The event will bring together food entrepreneurs to celebrate successes, tackle challenges and explore creative opportunities for collaboration.

The open-to-the-public event will take place on Tuesday, June 28 from 6-9 PM at Transmission located at 150 Bay Street in downtown Jersey City. The cost is $20, and attendees can register at tabletalklive.eventbrite.com. (Editor’s note: Please note the updated date.)

Table Talk Live is quarterly networking event that connects industry professionals in a supportive environment. This quarter, event attendees will be able to learn tips and tricks for successfully marketing a food business through a series of interactive experiences from industry experts. Continue reading

Are You Ready for Project Eats?


EATS is coming back for a second round of summer fun and good eats this weekend!

There will be two days, TWO DAYS!, of eating on Saturday and Sunday. There are expected to be 30+ food trucks and tents each day. For a full list of each day’s vendors, click here.

Project: Eats MARKETPLACE will be a new feature at this year’s festival. You will be able to buy goods from locals like 14th Street Garden Center, Pick a BonBon, Word Books, Another Man’s Treasure, The Lucky Honeybee, Taproot Organic, and more.

About the Jersey City Project

The Jersey City Project is a series of curated outdoor markets and events located in downtown Jersey City, NJ.

Regular features include: gourmet food vendors and food trucks; live entertainment; artisans from the handmade furniture, jewelry and clothing industries; and workshops.

At this time, participation in JCP produced events is by invitation only. If you’d like to share your business for consideration in a future event, please visit the New Vendors page to submit your information.

L’atelier’ du chocolat Opening 2nd Location!

2015-04-07_10-27-40JC FYI just couldn’t be more excited that the accaimed chocolatier is opening a second JC outpost!

The new store will be grand-opening this Friday at 321 Marin Blvd near the Grove St. PATH. The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) and Mayor Steve Fulop will be on hand for the event.

Via NJ.com

“I think Jersey City has great potential and I believe that (people from) Jersey City deserve better quality products,” says Master Chocolatier Eric Girerd.

“In France, ‘L’Atelier’ means a place where artists and chocolatiers meet and communicate with people. I just wanted to build closer connections with communities using my chocolate and pastries,” he added.

Girerd, a third-generation chocolatier who has worked at 3-star Michelin restaurants around the world, launched EGChocolate Corporation and opened the first L’Atelier du chocolat at 59 West 22nd St. in New York City in 2002. Over the past 13 years, he has become renowned for his extensive use of cocoa beans in his menu items, which includes salted caramel chocolate truffles, hazelnut spreads, and roasted almonds.


NJ Monthly Names JC’s BEST Coffeehouses

2015-04-06_14-36-27Congratulations! If you want to have great coffee in Jersey City then New Jersey Monthly has your answer! Some of the best include:

Brewshot, Jersey City

Daterra, a chocolately, dark blend of Brazilian beans, is one of the most popular coffees at this warm, spacious corner shop. Brewshot also makes its cold brew ($3.75) from Daterra; straight up, it tastes impossibly sweet and creamy. Hot coffees are available drip, French press or pour-over ($3). The single-origin espresso beans and large range of organic teas come from Artisan Coffee and Tea in Vermont; the sweet and savory pastries arrive from Tisserie’s bakery in Union City; and bread cups (a roll stuffed with sausage or other ingredients) come from Jersey City baker Grandma Downtown. Seating is ample, the staff friendly and knowledgeable. 9 Regent Street.

Dames Coffee 
Espresso Bar, Jersey City
Dames buys Counter Culture beans, and brews them expertly, also creating cool non-coffee drinks like a green-tea latte ($4.25). The narrow, minimalist space is immaculate. Banana bread, brownies and blueberry muffins are baked on the premises. A spacious back garden nestles customers amid the surrounding row houses. 581 Jersey Avenue.

modcup, Jersey City

You won’t find Wi-Fi at this tiny shop in Jersey City’s Heights. “Our motto is, ‘Unplug and connect,’” explains co-owner Justin Hicks. “We want people to experience coffee as they would wine. The taste of coffee is influenced by the same factors: climate, soil and elevation.” The house blend, Humble Jefferson, is pleasing. But modcup is all about its wide range of single-origin, sustainably harvested coffees. Espresso drinks are prepared with a smooth blend of Colombian, Sumatran and Ethiopian beans, aptly titled A Love Affair. 479 Palisade Avenue.

Smith and Chang General Goods, Jersey City
This gorgeous storefront formerly housed an antiques and furniture store. Some of the vintage chairs and benches now accommodate young families and well-dressed couples while they enjoy a pour-over and the unique ambiance. Smith and Chang serves La Colombe coffee—blends and single-origin varieties. Choc-o-Pain in Jersey City provides breakfast baked goods like a $4 ham-and-cheese. Soups and sandwiches are served at lunch. The store also sells coffee equipment, kitchen supplies, and Smith and Chang’s line of bath products. 230 Pavonia Avenue.


Battello Named Best New Restaurant

At Battello, on the Jersey City waterfront, the view vies with the victuals for the heartfelt oohs and aahs. Photo by Laura Moss

At Battello, on the Jersey City waterfront, the view vies with the victuals for the heartfelt oohs and aahs.
Photo by Laura Moss

The February issue of New Jersey Monthly names Battello in Jersey City one of the 20 Best New Restaurants in New Jersey.

Here’s what they have to say:

On the Hudson River, its tall windows facing the towers of Lower Manhattan, with a liquor license, 175 seats and rooms for private parties, Battello is the big stage chef Ryan DePersio has long craved. He still considers Fascino, his family’s 11-year-old Montclair BYO, “my baby.” But at Battello, DePersio’s eclectic “Italian without borders” cooking earns the spotlight, especially the bold seafood dishes, like pignoli-crusted halibut braised in a pancetta broth with vegetables or skate wing in a rice crust with fava bean risotto. 502 Washington Boulevard; 201-798-1798.

See where your favorite restaurant ranks at NJMonthly.com!

It’s Hudson Restaurant Week!

2014-07-29_11-03-17Hudson Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary celebration that promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey during slow times of the year: January and July. It was created in January 2004 through conversations with local restaurants. The event and Get Out Hudson magazine were created by entrepreneur, Tamara Remedios.

New participants in this year’s roster include Battello (Jersey City), The Crab House (Edgewater), Hoboken Gourmet Company(Hoboken), KP Sarelli’s (Bayonne), and Son Cubano (West New York).

For a full listing of restaurants, menus, and pricing click HERE.


Project: Eats Is Almost Here!


Project: Eats will take place this Saturday, July 26th from 11-7 at City Hall Plaza in downtown Jersey City. 280 Grove St.

1 Day to Eat, Drink, & Celebrate

3 Bars

30+ Food Trucks & Food Vendors

Project: Eats is sponsored by the Jersey City Project, a series of curated outdoor markets and events located in downtown Jersey City. Read more about them HERE.

The 10 Best Cities In America To Be Single (And Ready To Mingle)

via The Huffington Post

Do you ever find yourself standing at a bar, talking to the same coupled-off friends you always do, while inside screaming, “Where are all the single people?”

Well, luckily for you, Rent.com compiled data on America’s cities to discover the best place for singles. They analyzed the percentage of unattached men and women aged 20 or over, then factored in the availability of nightlife, the safety of the city and the propensity for people to actually go out and do things like dance, bar hop, and attend concerts.

Here are the top 10 cities to be single: