A Taste of Hoboken (2007)


How many of you attended yesterdays event? Some folks I know opted out of the annual “chew & mingle” event and chose less-expensive venues for their food, while others put this on their “must do” list.

Hoboken411 reader Jean Marie attended this years event, and snapped a few pictures in between tables:

“I’m so full, I’m going to pop like a tick.

The venue was larger – the huge gym at Schaefer Hall. The restaurants easily took up the space and it was decorated in soft, subdued colors. It was really elegant. I estimate there were about 35 restaurants and stores, and about 6 beverage companies.

Champagne was offered upon entering, and guests quickly moved among the restaurateurs to sample their foods and libations. After 7 p.m. the crowds came in and the Champagne toast crowd had moved on to the dessert tables. It’s a great strategy. Purchase a Champagne toast ticket for $20 more and you avoid the crowds during dinner. When the 7 p.m. shift is crowding around the savory tables, the champagne crowd moves on to desserts and coffee.

I’m a big fan of the YMCA. My son has been in the YMCA after-school program for 6 years since Kindergarten. He also went to summer camp there since we moved to Hoboken in 2002. This is my 5th visit to a Taste of Hoboken. I love it and go every year.”

crowded after 7 pm - A Taste of Hoboken (2007)

See a few more photos after the jump.

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11/12/2007 reminder:

Don’t forget tomorrow is the annual eat-fest. Improved venue!

Readers, I have a prior obligation and cannot attend. Is anyone willing to snap a few photos and submit a recap of your experience?


Another year, another “Taste of Hoboken”. Here’s a preview, and you can see last years Taste of Hoboken event here.

It’s Bon Appetit at the YMCA’s “ A Taste of Hoboken”

The 20th year anniversary

The Hoboken-North Hudson YMCA will be hosting its annual fundraiser “A Taste of Hoboken” on November 13, 2007 at Stevens Institute in Hoboken.

Approximately 40 establishments – restaurants, bakeries, wine stores and cafes – will participate in the event, now in its 20th year, offering unlimited samples of their house specialties and donating their time and services to support the YMCA

All funds raised from “The Taste of Hoboken” will be invested in the YMCA’s programs and facilities. Last year, the event netted about $33,000.

“We want to serve great food and create a strong sense of community,” exclaims Julie Gallanty, Executive Director of the Hoboken YMCA.

Tickets to the event are $80 per person for the Champagne Preview (6 pm) and $60 for general admission (7 pm) at the door. The event ends at 9:30 pm. For more information, call the Hoboken-North Hudson YMCA at 201-963-4100 or our website at www.hobokenYMCA.org

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strand tramp
strand tramp
Thursday, November 15, 2007 11:38 am

so sparrow WAS there? handing out their plastic thimbles of cheap wine again i’m sure.

Biffy B For Mayor
Biffy B For Mayor
Thursday, November 15, 2007 10:08 am

I heart wine – I really do

If there is one thing you can not cut short on, its the booze

Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:00 am

I have gone to this event the past 5 years. This year I thought was awful. They ran out of wine, most of the people working the event seemed like they were overwhelmed. While the rooom WAS bigger, it was soooo ugly in there, and really hot too! Food was good, but the wine issue was annoying. 60 for a ticket should have gotten me at least buzzed.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 10:04 am

I went and had a great time. The gym, while it didn’t have the view of NYC, did provide plenty of space. The temp did start to rise, but that should be expected with all of the restaurants using sternos or other heating elements. It was a well attended event and I’m glad to support the Y. They are a great community resource.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 5:48 pm

I went last year and we showed up maybe a half hour to 45 mins after it started and had a great time. The food was wonderful and we got unlimited beer, wine, and vodka. Wish I could have gone this year but have a work dinner to attend.

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