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Hudson Table

Hudson Table – A unique, fun experience coming to Hoboken

Here’s some exciting news for Hoboken coming this fall: Hudson Table opening in the Edge Lofts building uptown!

Hudson Table Hoboken NJ Edge Lofts

What exactly is Hudson Table, if you don’t mind?

There is nothing like Hudson Table in Hoboken. It’s basically a “group cooking” experience. Part educational, part social, recreational and interactive, and 100% about food.

Owner Allen Bari and his partners Taposh Bari and Melanie Cecillo have teamed up to actually create a unique niche in Hoboken.

  • Imagine finally learning how to use those knives you’ve received as a gift? There’s a class for that.
  • Ever want to learn how to make your own chocolate-based dish? Got that too.
  • Hate frozen pizza and want to know how you can do the same, but 100% from scratch? Yes, sir. Even in crispy, thin or doughy formats!
  • Love the Hoboken Farmers’ Markets – but don’t know what to do with all those veggies? They will have you covered!

Even more interesting is the person Allen Bari is. He’s definitely a guy who “rolls with his passions,” going from a World Series of Poker bracelet-holder, to a French Culinary Institute trained Chef who’s created a super-cool experience for Hobokenites to enjoy.

Whether you just want to explore the joyous world of cooking, or hone your already growing skills – or even have a “date night” that is profoundly more fun than sitting in a dark theater, Hudson Table seems to be right on all levels.

Be on the lookout for their opening this fall – and get in while the going is good, because we predict this concept will be off the charts!

cooking classes Hudson Table Hoboken NJ

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

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.

Click to read even more about Mod Cup!

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.

Click to see previous Little Town NJ updates…

Blue Ribbon Grocery and Liquors

Blue Ribbon Liquors opens again in Hoboken after Hurricane Sandy

Blue Ribbon Open in Hoboken NJ after hurricane SandyHere’s another post Hurricane Sandy update about a friendly neighborhood liquor store & bodega from Hoboken411 reader Katharine:

“With so many closings after Super Nightmare Sandy, I was thrilled to see Blue Ribbon open back up last week. I’m genuinely excited that our neighborhood store is back open.

They had a hard run and for a while it looked like it was closed for good from the flooding and damage. The family that runs it is truly lovely and the wine options are better than some liquor stores (I’m looking at you, Hoboken Discount Liquors). They now have new floors, fridges and freezers fully stocked with the standard bodega meets yuppies rations.

It was great to hear a steady stream of “Congratulations” from other customers while I was finding my wine.”

We stopped by a few days ago to snap these photos – and picked up a bottle of Malbec for only $5.99! Good prices indeed! Welcome back to the ‘hood, Blue Ribbon!

Description: Blue Ribbon Liquors, beer, wine, and more. Neighborhood bodega.
Address: 450 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 792-2294

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