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June 17, 2013

National Dine Out Day for Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund June 19th

Here is a way to enjoy some select Hoboken eateries and participate in a fundraiser for a good cause this Wednesday in Hoboken….

National Dine Out Day for Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey Relief Fund  June 19th 

Dine and or Drink out on June 19th to show we are Jersey Strong! Restaurants and bars are donating a portion of their proceeds for the night to The Fund.  The Shannon of Hoboken is proudly participating on June 19th.  They  will have specials running all night where 100% of those profits will go directly to
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Other Hoboken restaurants will be participating below as well.

Dine Out Day - Hurricane Sandy June-19-2013

Here is the list of participating Hoboken establishments:

  • Amanda’s Restaurant – 908 Washington Street
  • Anthony Davids – 953 Bloomfield Street
  • Bin 14 Wine Bar – 1314 Washington Street
  • Carlo’s Bakery – 95 Washington Street
  • Elysian Cafe -  1001 Washington Street
  • Onieal’s Restaurant – 343 Park Avenue
  • The Shannon Hoboken – 106 First Street
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May 2, 2013

Kentucky Derby Options in Hoboken Saturday May 4th

Here are some bars and restaurants in Hoboken getting ready for the Kentucky Derby this Saturday May 4th…

Elysian Cafe at 10th and Washington Street

Kentucky Derby Party May 4, 2013 starts at 4:30pm – They are offering prizes for “Best Derby Outfit”. They also make a great Mint Julep based on past years samplings.

Elysian Cafe Spring 2

Biggies at 42 Newark Street

They are recommending you break out your best Kentucky Derby wear. They are having a “Best Hat” contest and
the prize is a Biggie’s Gift Certificate. They are also offering food and drink specials with giveaways.

Hotel Victor Bar at 77 Hudson Street

Hoboken Kentucky Derby Party at the  Hotel Victor Bar Saturday, May 4th, 2013 2PM – 9PM.Hotel Victor Bar Sign Hoboken

Drink Specials:

  • $3 Coors Light, PBR, Yuengling drafts
  • $4 Mint Juleps
  • $5 Jim Beam shots

Margaritas or mint juleps, sombreros or derby hats? If you can’t decide between the Kentucky Derby or Cinco de Mayo for the first party weekend of May, head to Hotel Victor! Along with BarCrawls.com, Hotel Victor has combined the two events, allowing you to revel in the libations of the weekend with their Derby de Mayo party! Fiesta on over for the “greatest two minutes in sports” on May 4th, where you’ll get saucy with drink and food specials from 2pm to 9pm.

Tickets are $10 plus a $1.95 Service Fee

Note: This is a 21+ event.

To buy tickets: http://beta.cravetickets.com/events/Kentucky-Derby-Party-Venue-TBA-30605

Brass Rail at 135 Washington Street

The Brass Rail located at 135 Washington Strete in Hoboken is having Kentucky Derby specials from 5-7pm. They will be offering $5 Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps.

Brass Rail Kentucky Derby in Hoboken 5-4-2013

Readers/Owners: If you know of other options in Hoboken please email TheBoken at theboken@gmail.com for additional specials.

Below are the odds as of the morning of 5/2 for this year’s Kentucky Derby:

Pole PositionHorse NameJockeyOwnerOdds
1Black OnyxJoe BravoCarl Domino50/1
2OxbowGary StevensD. Wayne Lukas30/1
3RevolutionaryCalvin BorelTodd Pletcher10/1
4Golden SoulRobby AlbaradoDallas Stewart50/1
5Normandy InvasionJavier CastellanoChad Brown12/1
6MyluteRosie NapravnikTom Amoss15/1
7Giant FinishJose EspinosaTony Dutrow50/1
8GoldencentsKevin KriggerDoug O'Neill5/1
9OveranalyzeRafael BejaranoTodd Pletcher15/1
10Palace MaliceMike SmithTodd Pletcher20/1
11Lines of BattleRyan MooreAidan O'Brien30/1
12ItsmyluckydayElvis TrujilloEdward Plesa, Jr.15/1
13Falling SkyLuis SaezJohn Terranova50/1
14VerrazanoJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher4/1
15Charming KittenEdgar PradoTodd Pletcher20/1
16OrbJoel RosarioShug McGaughey7/2
17Will Take ChargeJon CourtD. Wayne Lukas20/1
18Frac DaddyVictor LebronKen McPeek50/1
19Java's WarJulian LeparouxKen McPeek15/1
20VyjackGarrett GomezRudy Rodriguez15/1
21AEFear the KittenAlan GarciaMichael Maker
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January 28, 2013

Hudson Restaurant Week Runs from January 28 – February 8,2013

Hudson Restaurant Week Logo 2013

Hudson Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary celebration that promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey during slow times of the year: January and July. It was created by Get Out Hudson magazine in 2005 through conversations with local restaurants. The event and magazine were created by young female entrepreneur, Tamara Remedios. For this year the Winter installment runs from January 28th through February 8th, 2013. For more information go to http://www.hudsonrestaurantweek.com/index.htm. Profiles of each participating restaurant are available on the site.

Here are the participating restaurants from Hoboken for Hudson Restaurant Week….

  • 3 Forty Grill
  • Elysian Cafe
  • Amanda’s Restaurant
  • Fig Tree
  • San Giuseppe
  • Brass Rail
  • Sushi Lounge
  • City Bistro
  • Madison, The
  • Trinity
  • West Five Supper Club
  • Wicked Wolf Tavern
  • Court Street Restaurant
  • Zylo
  • Dino & Harry’s

For a full list of participating restaurants go to: http://www.hudsonrestaurantweek.com/restaurantsAZ.htm

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December 7, 2012

Elysian Cafe Winter Wonderland Beer Dinner Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 7pm

The Elysian Cafe in Hoboken is having their Winter Wonderland Beer Dinner on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 7pm. The cost is $60 plus tax & gratuity and includes the following menu with appropriate holiday beer pairing for each course:

Menu and drinks:

First Course

  • Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese
  • Smuttynose Winter Ale

Second Course

  • Spiced Baked Pear, Smoked Goat Cheese, and Pickled Cranberries
  • Full Sail Session Fest

Third Course

  • Stuffed Quail, Sweet Sausage, Dried Fruits, and Brussel Sprouts
  • Weyerbacher Winter Ale

Fourth Course

  • Molten Chocolate Cake with Cherry Compote
  • Troegs Mad Elf

Call 201-798-5898 and reserve a spot for you and your sweater! Hurry up because this event is expected to sell out.

Elysian Cafe Hoboken

Address: 1001 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 798-5898
Website: www.elysiancafe.com

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November 19, 2012

Elks Club Monday Night Football Viewing and Dinner starts at 7pm – for only $10

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The Hoboken Elks Club is hosting a Monday Night Football Viewing and Dinner which starts at 7pm tonight November 19th- for only $10. The Elysian Cafe will be doing the catering and all proceeds will go to charities of the Hoboken Elks. There will be a cash bar. The game pits the Chicago Bears at the San Fransico 49ers.

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November 13, 2012

Hoboken Photo of the Day–Elysian Café in Snow

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Elyisian Cafe Snow HDR

The Elysian Café located at 10th and Washington Street and a Favorite hangout of TheBoken.com was one of the generous restaurants that gave discounted food during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Not only that, the owner who also owns Amanda’s gave out free gourmet food at that establishment as well. This photo is de- saturated and uses HDR techniques and was taken during our first snow storm of the 2012-2013 Winter season.

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July 5, 2012

Hudson Restaurant Week Returns for its 8th Summer from July 23 – August 3 2012

Hudson Restaurant Week returns for its 8th Summer from July 23 – August 3 with 40+ participating restaurants in Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken. Prix-fixe lunches start at $13 and 3-course dinners start at $23. There are more Hoboken restaurants this year including: 3Forty Grill, Amanda’s, Brass Rail, Clinton Social, Dino & Harry’s, Elysian Café, Hoboken Bar & Grill, Madison, Oddfellows Rest, Sushi Lounge, Trinity, West Five Supper Club, Wicked Wolf Tavern, Zylo and new to the list: Las Olas and Pilsener Haus & Biergarten. For the entire list including some great restaurants in Jersey City & Weehawken, restaurants menus and more visit: www.hudsonrestaurantweek.com or find us on facebook.com/hudsonrw. During Restaurant Week – tweet from your seat with #hudsonrw for a chance to get your meal paid for!


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July 4, 2012

Elysian Café July Music Lineup Featuring Two Performances by Steve Bard “The Human Jukebox”

Elysian Cafe Music Lineup July 2012 Hoboken NJ

The Elysian Cafe in Hoboken located at 1001 Washington Street has musical guests every Friday and Saturday nights. Here is the Lineup for the month of July 2012 including two appearances by the “Human Jukebox” Steve Bard whose colorful and masterful performances and immense repertoire span classic rock to the latest pop hits. Steve will be playing on Friday July 6th and Friday 20th. He does have to be seen to be believed. Steve will start at 10:30pm and play straight through until 1 pm and sometimes beyond that depending on the number of encores. Usually at some point the whole backroom turns into a dance hall due to his energetic playing and upbeat song selection.

Other notable acts include Will O’Connor who has a truly wonderful voice and Rich Casella whose guitar playing is highly developed. Martin Rivas makes a rare Summer appearance towards the end of July. All shows start at 10:30pm.

Elysian Café July 2012 Musical Lineup:

  • Friday July 6th – Steve Bard 10:30 pm
  • Saturday July 7th – Will O’Connor 10:30 pm
  • Friday July 13th – Rich Casella 10:30 pm
  • Saturday July 14th – Robert Whaley 10:30 pm
  • Friday July 20th – Steve Bard 10:30 pm
  • Saturday July 21st – Elvis Costelli 10:30 pm
  • Friday July 27th – Martin Rivas 10:30 pm
  • Saturday July 28th – Bobby Knight & The Crazies 10:30 pm
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July 2, 2012

“Hoboken in Print” Ricardo Roig Art Show and Hoboken Museum July 29th 2-5pm

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If you are in town Sunday July 29th here is an art show for you courtesy of the Hoboken Museum and talented local artist Ricardo Roig….

Hoboken in Print Ricardo Roig’s Art Show

At Hoboken Museum 7-29-2012 2-5PM

Hoboken Historical Museum 1301 Hudson Street

Exhibiting 12 new editions of hand cut paper screen prints available for show and for sale.

If you’re interested in art and you live in Hoboken, you’ve probably encountered the work of Ricardo Roig, a young artist who moved here in 2009 after college, and who made a splash at the 2010 fall Arts & Music Festival. He brought a large number of paintings of iconic Hoboken scenes to the festival and promptly sold nearly all of them. An admirer of the Impressionist painters, Roig says Hoboken became his muse, in part because its architecture reminded him of the Belle Epoque street scenes and interiors featured in their paintings.

“I find that the city’s architecture and atmosphere make a strong impression on people, and they respond to seeing Hoboken in a new way through my work,” Roig said. “That’s why I make art, to have that dialogue with people, not just for myself.”

He developed his eye for Hoboken’s historic details while waiting tables at the beautifully restored Elysian Café, where he worked while completing a teaching certificate at Kean University. Since that first Arts & Music festival, Roig has invested a lot of energy in the city’s cultural community, participating in the Artists Studio Tour and other festivals, and placing his works in local galleries and frame stores, including Lana Santorelli Gallery, and Tresorie Custom Frames. He’s visible around town with his easel, and he also donates work to local fund-raising events and actively promotes the arts at every opportunity. He’s also active online; visit his website at www.ricardoroig.com.

Roig now supports himself through his art and as a substitute art teacher in area schools. Though known primarily for his oil paintings, he’s recently started to produce screen prints using hand-cut paper stencils. The Museum will hang about 10 – 12 of these new works in an Upper Gallery show titled Hoboken in Print: Hand-Cut Stencil Screen Prints by Ricardo Roig, starting July 29, on view through Sept. 9. Meet the artist at the free opening reception from 2 – 5 p.m. on July 29.

He learned the printmaking technique during an elective course he took while completing his teaching certificate. Knowing that the Impressionists were heavily influenced by their encounter with Japanese woodblock prints, he  wanted to understand how the process works. What he likes about the medium is the vibrant, graphic and fun energy captured in the images.

Like the Impressionists, he likes to play with lights and darks and use the color of the paper as a layer. “Cutting paper makes you aware of the process of destroying while creating,” Roig says, “and the relationship between positive and negative elements.”

It’s painstaking, Roig says, but he finds it rewarding. “First you draw, and paint your image onto paper. Using an Exacto knife, I cut shapes out of the paper, creating a stencil. Attaching this paper to a silk screen, I then squeegee my colors and ink through to acid-free archival paper. Layering these stencils upon one another, the puzzle is pieced together and the image or print is created.”

Writeup courtesy of Melissa Abernathy, Hoboken Historical Museum

Notes: The exhibit is supported by a block grant from the State/County Partnership. The “After Show Party” will be  just down the street at the Elysian Cafe 1001 Washington Street Hoboken NJ. For drivers the Elysian Cafe validates parking for 3 Hours.  Call Kristen at the Elysian for details 201-798-5898. Ricardo’s Website: www.RicardoRoig.com

For a sneak peak and pre-ordering limited edition hand cut screen prints, please contact Heba at Tresorie, 1204 Washington Street in Hoboken. Custom Framing Available.

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May 9, 2012

Photo of the Day- Elysian Café Bar Interior in Hoboken

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Elyisian Cafe Bar Interior HDR

Today’s Photo of the Day uses HDR to capture the Elysian Café Bar Interior in Hoboken. The Elysian Café is one of TheBoken.com’s favorite spots and the technique highlights the nice woodwork in this historic restaurant and bar. 

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