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Hudson Table

Hudson Table now taking reservations for awesome classes!

Hudson Table Hoboken now open cooking schoolAs we previewed a couple months ago, one of the best new ideas to come to Hoboken in a very long time is now open for business: Hudson Table. They’re located at 14th & Clinton, on the north side of the viaduct.

What is Hudson Table exactly? It’s a fun, interactive cooking instruction “school,” run by passionate people.

Take a look at some of the classes initially being offered here.

Stuff to make from the Farmers’ Market, “Thanksgiving Dinner Rehearsal,” Indian Food, Italian food, and even how to properly handle your expensive kitchen knives. They have an incredibly diverse array of classes – where each one looks like it would be enjoyable and informative.

Classes range from $75 – $90 per person and last up to three hours. Max capacity per class is 16 students. Some classes have even been “taken over” for private events – so booking in advance is recommended!

Thanks for enriching the cultural entertainment landscape, Hudson Table!

Description: Unique cooking school-ish class-based enterprise. Individual classes and instruction.
Address: 1405 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Email:
Online: hudsontable.comTwitterFacebook

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Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe

Pauline’s Chocolate becomes Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe in Hoboken

After several decades – a Hoboken staple “passes the torch,” as Pauline’s Chocolate becomes Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe.

Don’t worry, though – we’re not losing a piece of Hoboken, but more like “changing of the guard.” Read why below…

Nancy's Sweet Shoppe Hoboken NJ Grand Opening

Aunt Pauline passes chocolate biz down to Niece Nancy!

“Pauline started making chocolate in her hometown of Hoboken, NJ over 20 years ago. She quickly grew her following and customer base because of delicious hand made chocolate and exceptional presentation. She opened her store on 207 Jefferson Street in Hoboken and expanded on her business with new chocolate treats for every season and every event. After 20 years in business she is passing the business down to her niece Nancy who grew up in the chocolate store learning from the best. With some hard work and imagination Nancy reopened Pauline’s Chocolates in September of 2014 as Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe.”

Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe Grand Opening!

I’m sure many locals are already planning on attending – but Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe is having their “Grand Opening,” (or should we say “Grand Re-Opening”) tomorrow, Saturday, October 11th from 10am to 6pm. In addition, there will be a special appearance by Elsa (from the movie Frozen) from noon to 2pm. Free cotton candy and rides for the kids, too!

Swing by, meet Nancy, taste some of the best sweets the Mile Square offers – and experience a true feeling of what it’s like to actually be a part of Hoboken – and not some cookie-cutter condo or fake park or bogus bike lane. This is what makes Hoboken a good city. Got it?

Description: Chocolate & Candy. Balloons, Party Favors, Special Gifts.
Website: nancysweetshoppe.com
Address: 207 Jefferson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 795-1800

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Luna Rosa

Luna Rosa – 1218 Washington St, – Hoboken, NJ

Luna Rosa Linens Hoboken NJ was GalateaFor regular customers of Galatea Linens at 1218 Washington Street, this is no cause for concern. But for those curious, the longtime bedding, linen, pillow and decor store now called Luna Rosa simply just went through a name change!

Owner Diane said, after being a small business owner in Hoboken for well over two decades, that it was time to focus solely on the linen shop. She previously owned the Galatea Lingere shop a few doors down, and recently sold it to a good friend so she could spend all her time at the newly renamed luna rosa (she loves that photo of the moon in her door as seen in the gallery below).

Some improvements are planned, including slightly re-vamping and enlarging the interior, making it a bit more bright and open. But for the most part, the friendly atmosphere along with unique products here in Hoboken will remain unchanged.

Thanks again for adding to the special character of Hoboken, Diane!

Description: Linens, pillows, comforters, sheets, duvets, wall decor, bed frames, art, candles. Formerly Galatea Linens.
Address: 1218 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-222-0606

Mod Cup Coffee Truck

Mod Cup featured on Eyewitness News

Looks like the Mod Cup, Hoboken’s favorite new hot spot for tasty coffee got some love from Eyewitness news this week.

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The Bacon Truck

The Bacon Truck coming to Hoboken, NJ!

The Bacon Truck thumbs up in Hoboken NJ non GMOBacon – whether by lunch truck, brick & mortar or hot air balloon – is God’s gift to the world of humans! And almost straight from the heavens we have The Bacon Truck, coming soon to Hoboken!

Owner Jeff Pinette dreamed up this business which is quite unique. Not because they focus on Bacon, but pork-related treats from “responsible hog-friendly” farmers located in the northeast.

Another great thing about The Bacon Truck (beside the bacon) is the fact that they’re anti-GMO. We won’t get into that now, but the drums are beating louder against modified foods just for the sake of corporate profits.

Jeff said, “The Bacon Truck supports sustainability and responsible practices. Over time, The Bacon Truck will establish connections with farmers who take pride in working hard to resist a system that taints our food every day. They overcome obstacles and industrialized process to bring you the best food. As a mobile vendor, we are thrilled to carry their product to places they normally wouldn’t able to reach. As a result, you get the best quality – actually getting food the way it was supposed to be. Even more profoundly? It’s served with Bacon!”

Good luck, and we cannot wait for bacon! Stay tuned!

The Bacon Truck Hoboken NJ

Description: Bacon, pork and everything in-between. From local responsible farmers.
Address: Varies – check online for latest.
Phone: (860)368-9342
Online: Facebook

Little Town NJ

Little Town NJ – official grand opening April 18th

Located on the gorgeous Hudson River waterfront at 310 Sinatra DriveLittle Town NJ is set to officially be open on Thursday, April 18th – starting at lunch (11am).

Little Town NJ Grand Opening Hoboken April 18 2013

Good Food News in Hoboken Little Town NJ Grand Opening April 2013Had a chance to get a preview of the menu over at Little Town NJ this week. Here’s our 60 second review:

  • Little Town Rice Balls: A Jersey twist on the mundane. Risotto, taylor ham, American cheese, seasonings fried crisp. They said this is by far their number one favorite item on the menu so far. Hit the spot!
  • LT Grilled Oysters: These had tremendous flavor – and I avoid seafood, so that means a lot.
  • Frankie’s Clams: Clams over linguini done the the way “Ole’ Blue Eyes” would have eaten them. Had a nice kick to the sauce too.
  • Grilled Eggplant Caprese: Their homemade mutz at Little Town rivals the best in Hoboken. On the saltier side, was packed with flavor and the pesto sauce was a subtle touch along with the balsamic.
  • Hackensack Sliders: If you long for the taste of hamburger sliders like White Manna in Hackensack, these are for you. Only much better!
  • Deep Fried Oreos: I’ve never had these in my life. All I can say is I was blown away. Once a year indulgence for me. Tip: Kindly ask the server for a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream to enhance this experience.

What else is happening at Little Town NJ in Hoboken?

For one, check out their menus:

They have a wide array of offerings, while sourcing much of the tasty food right here in the Garden State.

I’m looking forward to trying their wings, tenderloin and chicken savoy dishes!

They’ll also offer weekday happy hour specials from 11am to 8pm – which is a bonus.

Starting at the end of April will be the “Farm to Table” Buffet Brunch – Saturdays and Sundays from 9am till 3pm. All you can eat buffet (again from local NJ farmers, etc) for $22.95. Not bad!

Want to reserve a space for your next party or event? Just email NJ@littletown.com and they’ll take care of you. You can also call (201)716-7070 for more information.

Enjoy the newest hot spot in Hoboken!

Flashback: Hoboken411 and the owners took a three day tour of New Jersey back in 2012 to find the best!

Read all the recaps here: Day OneDay TwoDay Three. Also Chris Manzo and Albie Manzo – who live above at 333 River Street are part owners of this establishment.

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