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Ricardo Roig Gallery

Grand opening this weekend

In case you missed Ricardo Roig’s opening at The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts this past Wednesday – you can attend his own art gallery opening (252 1st St.) this Saturday, April 18th from 7pm to 10pm!

Ricardo Roig Gallery – 252 First Street

Good news, art lovers! Local phenom Ricardo Roig is planning to open up his own studio at 252 First Street next month!

This is great, because area artists often have to rely on other people to present their works (and either take too much of a cut, or they even go out of business.)

Ricardo says: “My images come from life, dreams, visions, hallucinations, nightmares, but are always experienced through a specific atmospheric space. I attempt to evoke these experiences in my artwork, a representation of my world- through my eyes, mind and heart. My art is my elevated form of communication and allows me to express and understand my emotions in hopes of finding peace. I hope my art uplifts, challenges people to think, and always remind us of our shared humanity in this natural world for which we are all born into.”

Ricardo Roig Gallery Hoboken NJ 252 First Street

Description: Roig Gallery. Art by Ricardo Roig.
Address: 252 First Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (908)447-3928
Email: RoigArt@gmail.com
Online: ricardoroig.com

Blue Eyes Cafe

Blue Eyes Cafe in Hoboken, NJ

An Italian restaurant with unobstructed views of the Hudson River and NYC skyline opens this Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Welcome Blue Eyes Cafe to the Hoboken waterfront!

“Blue Eyes Restaurant is an Italian Eatery & Cafe boasting a wood burning oven that sits on the Hoboken waterfront with gorgeous views. We offer wood-fired pizzas, pasta, appetizers, paninis, desserts, gelato & assorted coffees – along with wine and beer. In the Spring and Summer months we will have outdoor seating with beautiful views of the water, Freedom Tower and the soccer fields.”

Check their menu of offerings here (too bad it’s not BYOB!)

We’ll be sure to check them out after they’ve been able to work out their opening day jitters!

Blue Eyes Cafe Hoboken New Jersey

Description: Italian Restaurant, etc.
Address: 525 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 (5th & Sinatra)
Phone: 201-683-6861
Online: blueeyeshoboken.com

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Spa Restaurant

Spa Diner under new ownership in Hoboken

A couple years ago, the Spa Diner was included in a Hoboken411 list of local businesses that were up for sale.

Well, it’s time to close that thought – as “The Spa” is officially under new ownership. The operation will continue “as is” for the foreseeable future. So no worries about a favorite “dirty spoon” closing anytime soon!

Listen to owner Sean McGarr talk about the Spa Diner – in an interview we did with him yesterday with Hoboken Internet Radio. Great stuff (you can also listen to the full interview to hear about their other exciting Hoboken projects – including the exciting House of ‘Que authentic Texas style BBQ restaurant this summer!)

Full Interview:

Spa Diner Hoboken NJ new ownership

Description: Diner, Burger place. New Owners as of 2015 (same as The Ainsworth, Little Town Social, House of ‘Que).
Address: 74 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5603
Telephone: (201) 653-6617

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Tip Toe Shoes – For Rent

410 Washington Street for rent (Tip Toe Shoes gone)

No surprise here – about a year after “popping up” at 410 Washington St., Tip Toe Shoes has left the building city. We thought this was just a filler store anyway, so I suspect no tears are flowing in Hoboken.

The revolving doors spinning faster these days it seems (until the chains with long-term leases take over…)

Tip Toe Shoes gone in Hoboken NJ

Description: Shoe store For Rent
Address: 410 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 973-472-4444

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Del Frisco’s Grille

Del Frisco’s Grille Hoboken coming to 221 River Street – Fall 2015

As we told you this past December, Del Frisco’s Grille is definitely coming to the new Pearson building downtown (official address: 221 River Street), and they hope to be open later this year (“fall.”)

Here’s a cookie-cutter description for the new “bar and grill:”

“Modern, inviting, stylish and fun, Del Frisco’s will take the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, will create a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out. The patio will provide the perfect perch to catch a glimpse of the action and offers some of the best al fresco dining. It’ll be your place to eat with a friend and catch up on the latest or make new friends at the bar.

Del Frisco’s Grille uses local ingredients alongside new classics that are easy to share with friends: Wood Oven-Baked Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and Ahi Tacos. The menu also includes a selection of prime steaks, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and chef-inspired entrees.”

Nothin’ better than a “formidable” sandwich, right?

Del Frisco's Grille Hoboken NJ 221 River Street Fall 2015

Description: High-end steakhouse in the new Pearson building.
Address: 221 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Email: TBD
Online: delfriscosgrille.comTwitterFacebook

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Luke’s Lobster

Luke’s Lobster – 207 Washington St. – Hoboken, NJ

Here’s a bit of good news. Replacing the doomed Bona Pizza over at 207 Washington Street, is Luke’s Lobster – which has been a big hit in NYC for the past five years.

A bit about where they get their fresh lobster from:

Luke's Lobster Hoboken NJ Coming Soon“Owner Luke Holden buys 100% of his lobster in Maine, where he grew up, built his own skiff, and launched a lobster company while still in high school. When Luke moved to New York, he found lobster rolls drowning in mayo and diluted with celery for up to $30. He and his dad, Jeff, turned to their longstanding relationships with lobstermen to cut out the middle man and get that sweet lobster down to the city, where they could serve it the way it was meant to be: pure, in a griddled New England split-top bun, with no filler.

Each morning lobstermen haul traps from the open seas, and they’re taken from the dock to Luke’s seafood company, where we steam them, pick them, and pack the meat in protective bags, then send them south to Luke’s Lobster. Each bag contains a quarter-pound of pure lobster meat from 5 or 6 unlucky lobster claws (yep, it takes that many lobsters for each roll!).

Throughout the trek from Maine to our lobster shacks, the lobster meat remains in pristine condition, having last touched Maine air. And since we track it the whole way, we know it’s coming from Maine’s sustainable fishery, not over-fished waters. The result is a deliciously fresh lobster roll that allows you to truly taste Maine at its best, with a clean conscience.”

Luke's Lobster Hoboken NJ 207 Washington Street

Luke’s – A fresh, young “company” that has no chain stench

Luke’s may have over a dozen locations open in just over five years, but from the looks of it, they’re a “down to earth” business. They appear to have a happy working environment, decent business practices and more.

How a business like this avoids growing too big for their britches (and in the process reducing product quality) is the main challenge. Oh, and if you’re interested in working for this upbeat company – just send your details to Haleigh at hireme@lukeslobster.com

People we’ve spoken too say Luke’s is extremely tasty, although on the “pricey” side. The phrase “you get what you pay for” might ring true more often than you think, right?

Take a look at this video to learn more:

Description: Everything Lobster, Shrimp and Crab.
Address: 207 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Email: jessica@lukeslobster.com
Online: lukeslobster.comTwitterFacebook