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October 30, 2013

Hoboken Halloween Party Options on Halloween Day 10-31-2013

Here are some of the parties out there in Hoboken New Jersey for the real Halloween Day which is tomorrow 10/31/2013. This is just a sample and many establishments already had their Halloween bashes last Saturday. Here is your last chance to wear a super hero costume in Hoboken and not be considered different ….

The Chandelier Room W Hotel Hoboken at 225 River Street:

Haunt Hoboken Flyer Chandelier Room Hoboken Halloween 2013

Texas Arizona: 76 River Street, Hoboken NJ

Dog Fish Days Texas Arizona 10-31-2013 Hoboken Halloween

Marty O’Brien’s: 94 Bloomfield Street Hoboken, NJ

MArty O'Briens Hoboken Halloween

The Shannon: 106 1st Street Hoboken, NJ

The Shannon Hoboken Halloween 2013

The Turtle Club: 936 Park Ave Hoboken, NJ

Turtle Club Halloween

The Madison: 1316 Washington Street

The Madison Hoboken Halloween 2013

Kolo Klub: 1422 Grand St Hoboken, NJ

Kolo Klub Hoboken Halloween 2013

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October 8, 2013

Anthony David’s One Week Makeover and Expanded Hours 7 days a Week 7am–10:30pm

To celebrate their 15th anniversary in Hoboken at 953 Bloomfield Street (corner of 11th St)  Chef Anthony Pino decided to renovate his restaurant and re-opened with a new look last week.  The space has  been refreshed with clean, modern lines, red tiles and handcrafted wood tables. The amazing part is this was done in just one week to minimize impact to the customers and restaurant in terms of revenue.  Now, this very popular restaurant will be known simply as Anthony David’s and much like the Trattorias Chef Pino visited on a recent trip to Italy, it will be open all day, to serve the neighborhood anything from coffee, breakfast, a small bite, to a full dinner.

Anthony David's Hoboken

Here are the new hours (7 days a week): 

  • 7:00-9:00am, take-out coffee and pastries
  • 9:00am to 3:00pm, take-out breakfast, sandwiches, and daily Brunch in the restaurant ‘
  • 3:00pm to 5pm, a new Antipasto menu (also available during Brunch and as part of Dinner menu)
  • 5:00pm to 10:30pm, Dinner 7 nights a week, including Mondays.

Anthony David’s opened its doors at the charming corner of Tenth and Bloomfield Streets in Hoboken in 1997, not long after entrepreneurial Chef Pino graduated from Johnson & Wales. A bustling business in quality prepared foods led to a sellout daily brunch service that continues to this day, along with full-service catering arm AD Catering|Events. In 2002, in an expanded space, The Dining Room at Anthony David’s began its run as Hoboken’s favorite location for intimate dinners and special occasions.
As Chef Pino looks ahead to his next 15 years of business in his hometown,he is thrilled to introduce a new Anthony David’s to Hoboken, all under the simple name, Anthony David’s. His inspiration comes in part from the Trattorias Chef Pino  visited in Italy: traditionally less formal spots for neighborhood dining, for a coffee, or a snack, to purchase food to go; a  go to spot for any time of the day or evening.

In this vein, Anthony David’s is now open for dinner seven days a week, including Mondays, and will serve a light Antipasto menu before dinner service, from 3:00 to 5:00pm (also available during brunch and dinner service). The Antipasto menu offers value and flavor: Market Vegetables (butternut squash and honey, roasted fennel and olives); Artisan Cheese (Taleggio, Robiola, Cacio Pecorino, and more); Cured Meats (Trufaseca sausage, smoked duck, and Prosciutto de Parma from the new Italian slicer). Guests can choose 4 for $20, 5 for $25 or share 6 for $30. Rilettes (rabbit, chicken liver, pork belly, lardo) are also available. Antipasto is also a casual, to be shared element of Anthony David’s dinner menu, now served 7 days a week. 

Anthony David's Hoboken - Meat clicer

Chef Pino’s new inspiration makes evenings more relaxed and inviting here: with seasonal Autumn Panzanella (roast chicken, focaccia, butternut, shaved Brussels); hearty pastas like 3 Pork Gravy (cream, English peas, Pecorino, Cavatelli) and Wild Boar Ragu (Cipolinis, Pappardelle, Parmesan); or entrées like Pesce di Oggi (line caught  and  Autumn inspired) or House Lamb Sausage (truffle potatoes, Bijou farm green grown on a nearby rooftop).

Anthony David’s 7-day, all-day brunch will continue to serve its myriad selection of Eggs Benedicts along with other favorites.  Meat and Cheese Baguettes, available in the updated to go menu, also include desirable choices from the Antipasto menu.

The Anthony David’s space itself has morphed from its cozy market feel to a sleek, chic space with clean modern lines, designed  by architect Robert Feinstein of Studio One Architects, who also built Chef Pino’s striking Bin 14 wine bar. Muted dark grays and whites, warmly lit, are enlivened by bright red tiles. An extended marble dining counter for barista and antipasto service will feature the Berkel vertical prosciutto slicer that Chef Pino  purchased in Sorrento. Guests wanting to sip a quick espresso will favor a high table in the bay window facing 11th  Street. Simple wood tables are unadorned with linens, and the always knowledgeable staff will sport a coordinated new look too.The new Anthony David’s brings a welcoming, everyday Trattoria feeling to a fresh new space in the heart of Hoboken.

More pictures are below:

Anthony David's Hoboken

Anthony David's Hoboken

Anthony David's Hoboken

Anthony David's Hoboken

Anthony David's Hoboken

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September 7, 2013

Mike Podhorzer Photography Opening Reception at D’s Soul Full Cafe Sunday September 8th 3-5pm

Mike Podhorzer - D's Soul Full Cafe Hoboken - Photography New Mexico

At  D’s Soul Full Cafe, 918 Willow Avenue,  in Hoboken New Jersey Mike Podhorzer will be the host of an opening reception for his photography exhibit tomorrow Sunday, Sept 8 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM; His photos will be on display at the Cafe from Sept. 6th through Oct. 3rd.  The reception will also feature live music by Debby Schwartz.

Photographer Bio: Mike Podhorzer grew up in Manalapan, NJ and after 26 wonderful years of suburban life, decided to move to beautiful Hoboken, where he currently resides. Mike would have never guessed that photography would be a part of his future. When he was younger, he used to go on annual family vacations and complain as his shutterbug parents would continually pull the car over to take photos of the stunning scenery being driven past. Then everything changed in 2008 when a business trip required Mike to travel to San Francisco, providing the motivation to purchase his very first camera. This event marked the beginning of his photographic journey.

Mike specializes in macro flower photography and nature landscape scenes. Although relatively new to the art scene, Mike has had his work displayed at a popular chain of tea cafes in New York City. View Mike’s entire photography portfolio by visiting his online gallery, Pod’s Pics, at www.PodsPics.com.

Facebook event page with full details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/600621943314904/


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September 3, 2013

Pier 13 Boating Club Hosting Liberty Humane Society’s Dog Adoption Event and Fundraiser Saturday September 7 3-8pm

Here is another fundraising event at Hoboken’s Pier 13 bar coming up this weekend….

Pier 13 Boating Club and Liberty Humane Society’s

Dog Adoption Event and Fundraiser

Pier 13 Boating Club (www.pier13hoboken.com) and Liberty Humane Society (www.LibertyHumane.org) are teaming up for a fun-filled adoption event and fundraiser on Saturday, September 7th from 3-8PM.

Liberty Humane will have lots of cute doggies on-hand that afternoon looking for forever homes. All of Liberty Humane’s dogs are up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed or neutered so they are ready to jump right into your arms. Can’t adopt right now? Guests can still help the animals by making a donation at the bar. Generous donations are put towards preparing the animals for adoption and the housing and care they require until their forever family comes along.

Pier 13, located at 1301 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken, is Hoboken’s destination for the Shipyard Marina, Sailing School, as well as the best craft food and beer purveyors in New Jersey. Besides getting the chance to meet Liberty’s amazing pups, guests can also spend the day enjoying local food trucks, craft beers, and cocktails all while sitting right underneath the beautiful New York City skyline.

Liberty Humane Event at Pier 13 Hoboken 9-7-2013

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Washington Street Shuffle – Maxwell’s in Hoboken to Re-open?

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Maxwells to Reopen in Hoboken - Buzz on the Street

Photo by Jean-Paul Picard Hoboken Photograher and Instructor

Maxwell’s, the recently closed music night spot that had served Hoboken for a 35 year stretch seems to have come back from the grave at least potentially. There were signs put up at MAxwell’s over the Labor Day Weekend that have state the bar/restaurant/music venue is looking for experienced servers and bartenders.  People interested can apply in person or email resumes to MaxwellsHoboken@gmail.com.

For those at a loss since the institution located at the corner of 11th and Washington Streets closed, there is indeed hope it will re-open. Perhaps they just needed to get rid of one of their partners Todd Abramson who was quoted on NJ.com stating:

“The culture in Hoboken is driven by TV now. A lot of the bars downtown are fighting with each other for who has the most giant TVs. That’s what Hoboken nightlife has become.”

Well that is the opinion of one of the former partners but it looks look whoever is remaining is looking at another go.  For those music fans who loved Maxwell’s I offer these parting words….  in the immortal expressions of Jessie Jackson: “Keep Hope Alive!”

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August 22, 2013

Amanda’s Italian Wine Dinner September 9th 2013 at 7pm – Fantastico!

Amanda's Italian Wine Dinner Hoboken 9-9-2013

Amanda’s is having a 6 course Italian wine dinner with distinguished vineyards from Italy. The event is on September 9th and the seating is limited and costs $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. Amanda’s is located at908 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. They can be reached at 201-798-0101 to make reservations or inquire more about this event. Go to www. amandasrestaurant.com for more information about their other special events and regular menus.

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Pier 13 in Hoboken to Host CASA Fundraiser Wednesday August 28th from 4-11pm

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.

Hudson County CASA Event at Pier 13 Hoboken August 28 2013

For more information on Hudson County CASA go to their website at  http://www.hudsoncountycasa.org/.

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Mills Tavern Open in Hoboken After Major Renovation

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.

Mills Tavern Hoboken exterior

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:

Mills Tavern Interior Bar

Mills Tavern Interior American Motif

Mills Tavern Dancing Sign

Mills Tavern Interior Table

Mills Tavern Hoboken fried pickles

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

Website: http://www.millstavernhoboken.com/




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August 16, 2013

Cadillac Cantina to Open to Public Sunday August 18 in Hoboken

Filed under: Bars,Hoboken,Restaurants — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 2:10 PM

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

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.

Cadillac Cantina

Address: 80 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-420-7070

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cadillac-Cantina/153819394793273?ref=stream

Below are more photos of the establishment:

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Cadillac Cantina Hoboken New Jersey - Mexican Bar and Restaurant

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August 9, 2013

Rosticeria Da gigi brings “Real Simple Honest Food” to the Mile Square – For Real!

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken HDR 8-9-2013

Rosticera Da gigi located at 916 Washington Street in Hoboken recently opened their doors to give Mile Square residents on the go the option of real simple honest food at reasonable prices. They are open from 7am-10pm Monday through Friday and 8am-10pm Saturday and Sunday which gives Hobokenites the option for breakfast lunch and dinner. TheBoken.com sampled both the breakfast option as well as a lunch option today and came away impressed given the fact that they recently just opened.

For breakfast, not being a huge fan of eggs (personal choice)  I opted for 7 grain toast, sausage, and home fries to coat my drunken stomach. The home fries were very good and the sausage was a lot like kielbasa but a bit different. Abe Froman the “Sausage King of Chicago”  would likely approve in the world of Ferris Bueller but in real life the sausage was very good as well. For an ala-carte breakfast it certainly hit the spot. The coffee was also delicious and had a strong bold flavor without being bitter.

For lunch and dinner this eatery has a choice of cold cut sandwiches, paninis and even dipped sandwiches. However where TheBoken.com think this casual eatery will makes its mark is in the roasted meats prepared on the premises. Hankering for a slice of beef brisket several hours later I came back and had the beef brisket with two sides including broccoli rabe. The brisket is simply to die for. Slow cooking is the key to this tasty dish and the flavor and the tenderness of the meat which could easily be cut with a butter knife make this a worthwhile regular place. Several long time residents that I know have already visited this place over a dozen times and find the pot roast, roast chicken and other slow cooked roasts a reason to keep coming back. Newer residents of Hoboken will also likely be attracted to this place as well as you can get a balanced lunch or dinner for only $9.95 with a nice portion of meat and two sides. I am sure most people who can follow simple directions could pull off a halfway decent brisket but who has the time to do it right? This is where Rosticera Da gigi will likely establish a niche.

I spoke to Mark Bogdanos, one of the owners before this place opened up and he passionately described his culinary vision for this establishment with an enthusiasm that I have not seen in quite some time. It is great when passion actually connects with execution and one can only hope through word of mouth this place is in business for some time. Below are more photos of the eatery and food options.….

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Interior – some indoor seating

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

The sides including sausages, rice balls and stuffed calamari, and quinoa

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Prime Rib – primed to be a best seller

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Slow cooking is the key to tasty beast! KISS – Keep it simple stupid!

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Sample Breakfast Plate

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Beef Brisket Platter – Potential last meal request

Rosticeria Da gigi

Address: 916 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-710-5850

Menu: Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken Menu 8-9-2013

Hours: Monday -Friday 7am-10pm

Saturday and Sunday 8am-10pm

Editor’s Note: TheBoken.com pays full price for the meals it reviews unless otherwise noted.



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