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February 27, 2014

Hoboken St. Patty’s Day Bar Crawl Information

Here is a note from the organizers of Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl edited slightly for better copy on this website. I publishing this here as information that visitors of Hoboken and participating residents could actually use but keep this is not necessarily an endorsment of the downside effects of binge drinking on the first Saurday of March every year with or without the parade.  Several years ago the parade was put on hold after the Mayor wanted it moved to a weekday since that  cancellation of the St. Patrick’s Day parade the number of incidents has gone down and the party has been more localised downtown.  TheBoken.com is all about celebration and certainly does not Hoboken to become a dry town but would just encourage revelers to have fun and be responsible and respectful to our city and have fun. If you or a frend get too drunk cut yourself off or them and get home or to the apartment you are visiting. Try to avoid an emergency room visit at all costs. Now on to the annual St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl message…..

“Keep the tradition going strong! That’s exactly what we’re here to do. The phenomenon that takes hold of Hoboken every single March is quickly approaching. Not only is the weather going to get a little warmer, it is the perfect way to get the party started for St Patrick’s Day – a real pre – St. Paddy’s day event! The first Saturday of March is a special day in Hoboken, NJ. Not only do all of the great bars and venues in Hoboken collaborate on a star-studded event, this year the “All Access Pass” is the one package you’ll need in order to spend the entire day in excitement. Join organizers this Saturday March 1 during their annual St. Paddy’s Celebration as Hoboken unites in solidarity to offer a great package for those who wish to celebrate in style and tradition. It’s been a long winter and at HobokenStPatricksDay.com, we are all definitely ready for the spring to come and the St. Patrick’s Day festivities to get under way.

All of the hottest bars in Hoboken will be flooded for this year’s annual Saint Paddy’s Celebration – so make sure you’re ready! With the “All Access Pass” package, you’ll be able to visit the best route of venues throughout the entire day. The times might surprise you – starting at 10AM? Yep! That’s what Hoboken and the first Saturday in March is famous for. Keep the tradition going strong and make sure to get up early and support the Hoboken community during the great holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. This is what it’s all about – fun in the streets, socializing with your closest friends and co-workers, and rejoicing in celebration. You’ve probably been to Hoboken before but you might not be prepared for the festivities that take place on the streets of Hoboken during this joyous occasion. Gather your friends and come out to enjoy a full day of partying and revel with the ultimate party experience in Hoboken, the All Access Pass!

Hoboken St. Pats Flyer 3-1-2014

With the “All Access Pass”, you register at the location that you choose (your starting point). You’ll receive a wristband, entitling you to reduced admission to all of the participating venues. Each guest only needs 1 All Access Pass in order to participate in the event.You will also receive a full map of Hoboken’s best venues to visit during the day. Over 30 venues are participating in this year’s Hoboken St Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Participating Venues Include: Mills Tavern, The Shannon, Biggies, Hoboken Bar & Grill, 10th & Willow, Bahama Mama, Texas Arizona, BOA, Cadillac Cantina, The Dubliner, Room 84, Scotland Yard, Wicked Wolf Tavern, Havana Cafem, Hotel Victor, Marty O’Briens, McSwiggans, Mulligan’s, Nag’s Head, Basile’s Pizza, The Brass Rail, Black Bear Bar, 1 Republik, Arthur’s Tavern, Louise & Jerry’s Tavern, Trinity Bar, The Farside, Stinky Sullivan’s, Mikie Squared Bar, Moran Pub, Stewed Cow, West Five Supperclub, Village Pourhouse, Willie McBrides, Finnegan’s, Turtle Club, McMahons Brownstone Ale House, Madison Bar, and City Bistro.”

Go to HobokenStPatricksDay.com if you are interested. Stay safe out there people.

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Planet Mac – New Restaurant Provides Many Varieties of Mac and Cheese for the Hoboken Palette

Planet Mac Hoboken Logo

Planet Mac just opened up about a week and a half ago at 219 Washington Street in Hoboken. The former site of the short-lived Joe’s Diner and before that the Japanese Restaurant Maru, Planet Mac is poised to be a comfort food haven for everyday eating as well as late night revelers with its numerous varierties of Mac and Cheese and even burgers. The menu consists of mainly Mac and Cheese (13 options plus make your own) in three celestially named sizes, Venus, Jupiter, Galaxy. There are also salads, soups, Mac Balls as well as a Mac and Cheese Cheesteak andPlanetary Burger specials to round out the menu.

TheBoken.com had a chance to speak to the owner and found out that they are a standalone business (not a franchise) and that they are excited to serve Hoboken with the vibrant city it is. This in spite of a negative article by a nefarious blog filled with a sense of self-importance and defined by its negativity (any guesses?).  Clearly anyone with a brain knows this establishment is not a by product of the low carb lifestyle (after all mac and cheese is predominantly pasta) but rather the comfort food trend that has its niche in NYC in recent years. For a modest upcharge both whole wheat pasta, for those watching glycmic indexes and gluten free for those with that type of allergy are available as well as traditional pasta.  

I for one found the food that I sampled and paid for to be of good to excellent quality and the Taco Mac to be quite flavorfull as a take home item. The restaurnat hours are Sunday – Thursday 11am-11pm and Friday and Saturday 11am-4am. The Friday and Saturday times are clearly aimed at the late night downtown crowd. They will be open just in time for Leprecaun this year.  I will be curious to see how much pasta they go through on Saturday March 1st. Delivery is available too by calling 201-752-6386 (1-201-PlanetMac). More pictures, commentary and menu below…..

Planet Mac Hoboken Interior Counter 2-26-2014

The counter for ordering with kitchen in back.

Planet Mac Taco Mac and Cheese

The Mac Taco – quite delicious!

Planet Mac Cheeseburger Balls

The Bacon Cheeseburger Mac Balls- Tasty as all hell but if I ate these everyday

I would need an electric mobility scooter to get around.

Planet Mac Hoboken Saturn Burger

The Saturn Special Hamburger – with fresh onion rings for a twist.

Planet Mac Hoboken Salad

And a fresh salad to balance things out.

And finally the first edition of their menu……

.Planet Mac Menu Hoboken Page 1 2-26-2014

Planet Mac Menu Hoboken Page 2 2-26-2014

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