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February 27, 2012

Hoboken Girl’s Guide to Healthy Hoboken Eating

With spring fast approaching, it’s time to come out of Hoboken hibernation and get fit and ready for the warmer weather. There are a large variety of eateries and bars, and it can sometimes be tough to stay healthy while galivanting in Hoboken. So in an effort to help you stay healthy and prep for bathing suit season, I’ve compiled an abbreviated list of places and food menu options for when you’re out and about but still trying to go light…

1. Trinity Bar and Grill:

Portabello Mushroom Wrap – I recently ordered this, it was delicious! The chickpeas (versus a side of fries) are a healthy and lean boost of protein as well.

Blackened Salmon and Avocado Wrap – a yummy and healthy option for a wrap.

*FYI: Avocado contains great nutrients such as vitamin K, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and is a wonderful source of antioxidants, lending itself well to the promotion of a healthier cardiovascular system and a skinny waistline. When in doubt- go with avocado! Not to mention it’s delicious.

2. Wicked Wolf:

Grilled Veggie Wrap on Whole Wheat – similar to the popular turkey wrap, but the veggie option. I just can’t get enough sauteed veggies! Yum.

Harvest Pear Salad: Mixed greens topped with grilled chicken breast, blue cheese, dried cranberries and pecans served with balsamic vinaigrette - take my word for it, it’s delicious.

    • FYI: Wicked Wolf’s salads are available with grilled chicken breast, grilled thick sliced steak, grilled shrimp or sauteed shrimp for an additional charge…I’d recommend grilled shrimp or chicken if you’re trying to stay lean.

3. Clinton Social:

Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper: This bad boy contains some delicious flavors (plaintains, red peppers, red pepper coulis, basmati rice), and after taking your first bite, you won’t be able to put it down.

Yellowfin Tuna: Pepper-dusted, wasabi-whipped potatoes, julienned vegetables with a soy-ginger glaze.

*FYI: Tuna is a truly a nutrient-dense food. It’s an excellent source of protein, and it’s rich in minerals like selenium, magnesium, and potassium; vitamin B, and omega-3.

4. Mikie Squared:

Cindy is ALWAYS on a Diet SaladThis delicious salad is a little embarrassing to ask for by name, but it’s worth it. Grilled chicken with grilled vegetables & avocado with a side of honey balsamic vinaigrette…low carb and delicious. It really doesn’t get better. The sauteed veggies are delicious and go perfectly with the honey basalmic.

Grilled Salmon – Says the menu, “Drizzled in a delectable dill creme sauce with rice & grilled vegetables.” Can’t go wrong with fish and veggies (and a glass of pinot).

5. Marty O’Brien’s Social Club had three options you might want to try:

Grilled Eggplant with fresh mozzarella, grilled roasted red peppers, tomato, balsamic glaze.

Seared Tuna Salad – Mixed greens with mandarian oranges, red peppers, snow peas, goat cheese, balsamic dressing. Did I mention I love basalmic dressing?

Vegetable Stir Fry- Fresh seasonal vegetables, teriyaki sauce, and rice – add chicken or shrimp for some extra protein (but hold the steak if you want to keep it light)!
Regardless of where you choose to wine and dine in Hoboken, make your options healthy when possible. A few simple rules to follow to stay lean: order your food grilled not fried, hold the cheese when you can, and fill up on veggies before diving into the salty appetizers and other indulgences.
Happy (almost) spring!
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September 1, 2009

A Beer Journey, Join us…

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So let’s a take a moment and talk about the beer journey that is going on at the Hoboken Bar and Grill. That’s right they have a beer club that features 60 beers. Membership to the beer club is free, they give you a membership card that has your member number and a sheet that lists all the beers to be initialed by the bar tenders as you complete each beer. When you’re done drinking for the evening hand your sheet back to the bar tender and they keep it on file for when you come back to continue your quest at greatness.

No journey is complete without rewards:

1)      You get 15% off an appetizer any time you come by

2)      Finishing the beer list will give you a 20% discount card for food and appetizers

3)      Finish the list and you will become enshrined on plaque to be displayed by the bar as well as getting a club t-shirt

4)      Every Monday card members can receive $2 dollar domestic drafts all night long

5)      Members are automatically entered into a monthly raffle to win prizes

6)      Members only are invited to beer tastings (additional charge)

7)      Members only are invited to local brewery’s to see the brewing process (availability at the discretion of the brewery)

Needless to say we were impressed, but how about the food? The cheeseburger, grilled chicken sandwich and quesadillas were awesome.

In case you haven’t been here since it was last Mercy Grill, the removed that giant wall that separated the bar from the back room so now the bar warps around making it a great place to watch the game as they have numerous flat screen TV’s all around.

One gripe, the Yankees – Red Sox game was on and there was no sound?? Don’t worry; we will let you make this up to us, after all we have a journey to complete.

Hoboken Bar and Grill

230 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ
Phone: 201.222.6050


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