On Wednesday August 28th from 4-11pm, Pier 13 in Hoboken will be hosting a fundraising event for Hudson County CASA. For those who might not know CASA’s mission is to train volunteers to advocate on behalf of these displaced children, who have been abused and neglected, with the goal of finding each child a safe and permanent home.
Since 2003, Hudson County CASA has trained 149 volunteer advocates who have helped to place more than 150 children into permanent homes. CASA volunteers complete a comprehensive training program before being assigned to a case. Along the way, they work closely with a full-time CASA staff member whose job is to ensure our volunteers are successful in their advocacy.
So there you have it; great views with Pier 13 for a great cause Hudson County CASA. A percentage of sales from Pier 13 and the food trucks will go towards this organization. Should there be rain the rain date is Thursday August 29th.
For more information on Hudson County CASA go to their website at http://www.hudsoncountycasa.org/.
The former site of the Whiskey Bar is now Mills Tavern in Hoboken and will try to capitalize on the more upscale sports bar trend that has hit Hoboken by storm in the last few years. Joining Black Bear, Texas Arizona, 4 Ls, Wicked Wolf Tavern, McSwiggans, Village Pourhouse, and 1 Republik just to name a few recently added or renovated sports bars, Mills Tavern is in what should be an ideal location to capitalize on the foot traffic from weekend visitors and weekday commuters off the PATH alike.
Some residents may lament the absence of the live music that the Whiskey Bar brought to the stage Thursdays through Saturdays but the owners obviously thought it was time to renovate and keep up with the current up-scaling of Hoboken establishments. I spoke with owner David Jaycee and this is one of four establishments he is now at least part owner of. They include Black Bear Bar, Bahama Mama’s Arthur’s and now Mills Tavern. David graciously gave TheBoken.com a tour of the place. As part of the full building renovation the 2nd floor apartment that was there was eliminated and is now a 2nd floor bar area that even has some lounge space. The space is very large with ample TVs and selection of about 20 tap beers. There are three separate bars altogether and the theme is Americana throughout with salvaged signs and tables made from re-purposed wood.
Here are more photos below:
They even have a limited bar menu that includes fried pickles shown above. The pickles were tasty and I also liked the angry burger which was well prepared but a bit on the smallish side. Overall, the price points for the bar menu are very reasonable as well as the drinks . Here is wishing this new Hoboken establishment the best of luck.
Update 8/27/2013: On a subsequent visit I tried their double burger and thought that was a good value. The freshly cut french fries are also flavorful and fresh.
Editor’s Note: TheBoken.com pays for its food and drink unless otherwise noted.
Mill Tavern Hoboken
Address: 125 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
The Cadillac Cantina is set to open its doors to the Public officially on Sunday August 18,2013. Located at 80 River Street In Hoboken, NJ this is the location of the former Oddfellows Restaurant and Bar. The theme now is a more upscale Mexican with a smartly renovated decor. The ownership is the same as Texas Arizona and they have POS system, Intellitap system, an automated beer tap system that keeps the beer very cold and a nicely designed bar and restaurant area. Its almost as if John Taffer of Bar Rescue had influence on the design himself.
For some humor and a bit of kitsch there is a rendition of the Lucha Libre Last supper in the main bar area as well as more traditional religious crosses in other areas. Walking around and examining the place I saw a lot of attention to detail and thought went behind the design and functionality as well.
With the amount of effort that went into this renovation the bar is being raised a bit in terms of going more upscale in downtown Hoboken. This makes sense given the demographic trends. I feel based on the margaritas and the food I ate that this new place is worth checking out on your way home from work or at night for a nice dinner and drinks with with friends.
Address: 80 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Below are more photos of the establishment:
The Pilsener Haus & Biergarten is celebrating International Beer Day today (1422 Grand Street at 15th…201-683-5465).
The Pilsener Haus will be offering special $4 half-liters of Hacker-Pschorr seasonal beers, as well as 66 of the finest biers from around the world, including 16 imported drafts (not to mention the American crafts on the list).
Happy Hour lasts from 3:00pm til 7:00pm, with an additional special of a $10 bier & brat from the grill. DJ Alex will be spinning all night.
International Beer Day (first Friday in August) is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and back yards all over the world – It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to brewers and bartenders, and rejoice in the greatness of beer!
For more information about International Beer Day, visit the website.
Amanda’s is celebrating Bastille Day this weekend on Sunday July 14th. Details are below….
Celebrate Bastille Day with Amanda’s!
Sunday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m.
A Five-Course Dinner paired with Five French Wines from their cellar
Menu with wine pairings:
- Tuna Tartare with Fresh Herbs and Panisse – Olivier Leflaive 2010 Bourgogne Aligoté, Burgundy
- Fennel-Stuffed Salmon Fillet with Onion Jam – Foucher-Lebrun 2012 Sancerre ‘Le Mont,’ Loire Valley
- Roasted Chicken with Garlic Pearls and Jus de Volaille Lié – Château de Chambrun 2003 Pomerol, Bordeaux
- Leg of Lamb with Flageolet in a Thyme Jus – Paul Chapelle 1999 Santenay 1er Cru ‘Gravieres,’ Burgundy
- Crème Caramel – Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut
The price is $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and reservations are required and can be made by calling (201)798-0101.
Amanda’s is located at 908 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030.
“Have you thought about what you would be giving up? You can’t move out of the city, what if you want Chinese food at 5am? Or a fake Rolex that breaks as soon as it rains or an Asian hooker sent right to your door?”
Are you man enough for FRIENDS (TV Show) Trivia? If so, grab your Überweiss and head to The Shannon Hoboken next Monday, July 8 at 8pm. Use your Unagi to dominate all five, challenging rounds.
Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “Friends Trivia” in the subject line.
The Shannon is located at 106 1st Street in Hoboken, NJ.
Amanda’s Restaurant in Hoboken is having summer bar specials Monday – Thursday from 5-10pm. The Bar Dinner Special includes:
- A Cocktail
- A glas of House wine or beer
- An entree of your choice
This offer is based on availability. Amanda’s restaurant is located at 908 Washington Street Hoboken NJ. For more info call 201-798-0101 or go to www.amandasrestaurant.com.
Coming soon to Hoboken will be the new establishment Cadillac Cantina. This is located at the old Oddfellows establishment at 80 River Street in Hoboken, NJ. They are a Tex-Mex themed bar and restaurant and are very close to opening according to their Facebook page. They will serve tequilla, margerita tacos and according a post “lots of adult fun”.
More more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cadillac-Cantina/153819394793273
Hoboken’s Pier 13 will be open on 4th of July from 12pm-11pm this coming Thursday. It is highly recommended by TheBoken.com that is you have to be at Pier 13 for the festivities you should get there early and bring a blanket. This outdoor establishment will likely be packed….
Here is a note from their Facebook page:
“PIER 13 will be open Thursday, July 4th at 12pm-11pm. We will NOT be charging a cover! We will NOT have OUR LAWN CHAIRS available on the lawn so please feel free to bring a blanket. We will have a limited menu that day as well. Food Trucks for that day will be: Luke’s Lobster, Amanda Bananas, Pizza Vita, Elephant Thai and Shortys Cheesesteaks. NO OUTSIDE LIQUOR IS ALLOWED! We are expecting huge crowds so if you have any questions please message us thru facebook.
Thank you for your support,
For more updates go to: www.facebook.com/Pier13Hoboken
Two uptown Hoboken establishments, Tenth and Willow and Turtle Club are hosting their “Tenth and Turtle” 4th of July Block Party. It is a “family-focused” event and will occur this Thursday (4th of July) on 10th Street between Park Ave and Willow Ave. Both the Turtle Club and 10th And Willow will have beer gardens set up with BBQs, there will be tons of activities for children (bouncy waterslide, magician, face painter), and even bands playing. The day will start at noon and continue until 9:00 PM, right before the fireworks begin. Both establishments are very excited to provide a great daytime destination for their neighbors that don’t head out of town for the holiday.
The flier is below: