Opening to the public today Thursday, April 18th , Little Town NJ offers a diverse menu of unique regional Jersey classics inspired by local ingredients, emphasizing New Jersey farms and purveyors, as well as wineries and breweries. LTNJ will also feature various dining programs from farm-to-table pre-fix brunch buffet to “Sunday Gravy” which will serve Caroline Manzo’s famous meatballs and on weekends an on-site farmer’s market, where local farmers and suppliers can share their produce, which will also be featured in menu items. Little Town NJ is located at 310 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken NJ. Their website is www.littletown.com and their number is 201-716-7070.
Last night Little Town NJ had their Grand Opening Party from 6:30pm on.Several celebrities were in attendance including musical star John Legend and Caroline Manzo just to name a few. Of course Caroline’s sons were there Albie and Chris to kick things off as well as Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Below are just a few photos and a video of some super talented 11-13 year olds from the group Giffords Lane rocking the house. The place was packed and this was one of the more publicized and exciting restaurant/bar openings in recent Hoboken memory.
Musician John Legend was on hand for the festivities
This band of 10 year olds really rocked the house last night
Skeeball – an instant Jersey Shore classic now in Hoboken
Geri Fallo (far left) who coordinates all of Hoboken’s cultural events with friends
Video: Young Band Rocking the House at Little Town NJ 4-17-2013:
The concept of farm to table is a promising environmental and economic trend where as much as possible, food and drink is bought from local producers which benefits local farmers and businesses and is good for the environment as well due to decrease in food transport. The upcoming Little Town NJ restaurant, located at the former Quays on Hoboken’s waterfront is poised to capitalize on that. Along with the fame of Albie and Chris Manzo and the expertise of the Village Pourhouse ownership, this has the potential to be a successful and different Hoboken restaurant offering….
Little Town, NJ is the 3rd location planned of the popular contemporary NYC eatery from restaurateurs Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr. Little Town NJ plans to authentically bring the “Little Town” concept of locally sourced food and drink to Hoboken, with an extensive selection of local beers on tap (from breweries in Fairfield and Ocean County, Atlantic Highlands and Roselle Park among others) and classic American comfort favorites. Alongside regional Jersey specialties on the menu, Little Town NJ combines its approachable neighborhood-driven hospitality with the reality star power of Albie & Chris Manzo from The Real Housewives of New Jersey to give the new space a decidedly original New Jersey flair.
In addition to serving lunch and dinner, Little Town NJ will offer a farm-to-table brunch buffet on weekends and Sunday Gravy with recipes from the Manzo’s mother Caroline.
The inviting space was crafted with its own farmer’s market area, where local farmers and purveyors will display and discuss their produce, which will also be featured in menu items.
Taking its inspiration from local Jersey ingredients and specialties, Little Town NJ will serve a spirited selection of American comfort classics. From small plates such as Char-grilled Cape May Oysters (from Cape May Salt) with Savory Gorgonzola Butter; Little Town Rice Balls stuffed with NJ Taylor Ham and Cheese; and Fried “Mutz”-breaded and fried freshly pulled local Mozzarella served with spicy Jersey Tomato Marinara, to heartier options like the East Hanover Dog, a classic Italian Hotdog wrapped in locally-baked Pizza Crust and stuffed with Sautéed Peppers, Onions and Crispy Potatoes; or the Short Hills Joe, a NJ deli-style Sloppy Joe of Roast Beef or Turkey with Cole Slaw and Russian Dressing on fresh Rye and six varieties of cheeses on the menu from Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley, guests will find an American comfort food menu that pairs perfectly with the bar’s extensive selection of local craft beers.