Trader Joe’s is Open in Hoboken

OK – real quick – I went to the new Trader Joe’s in Hoboken. Game changer. I should start by saying that for the past few years I’ve been driving to Edgewater once a month or so to stock up on my favorite Trader Joe’s goodies. So when I heard there was a Trader Joe’s […]

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Gallery: Inside The Cliff 

As promised, I went back to The Cliff for better photographs. Unfortunately, I brought my monkeys children so I wasn’t able stay for the rosé, but I’m having one here (in my living room, next to my laundry). Big cheers to Eva & Gary. Here here. The Cliff is thrilled to announce their Grand Opening on […]

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The Beer Stays: NYC Craft Beer Festival

Over the weekend, the 2017 NYC Craft Beer Festival rolled into NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion and smashed the majority of its 2,000+ attendees. If you’re abeer aficionado, a seasoned beer drinker, or someone who is new to the craft-beer scene (but really dig it), you should try to attend as many of these events as you possibly […]

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Body Talk with Lillian Bustle

I reached out to the infamous Lillian Bustle the day after Councilman Chris Gadsden sent me a copy of On The B Side. I was a guest on the show; he sent me a copy of it before it aired. I clicked on the link and after a few moments, I stopped it, poured a […]

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Hoboken Nights: Pizza and Ice Cream

I don’t like being embarrassed – so it follows that I don’t like taking kids anywhere to restaurants. Sometimes, though, after a long day, an easy night out is in order – even with the kids. First things first: Make it easy. If you’re not a wizard or if you have limited experience dining with […]

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Snow Day Stew: Mushroom & Mash

Preparing for a storm, for some, involves more than an extended stop at the liquor store. Vegetarian chef Dan Haag makes mushroom stew. “This is a staple in our house when it’s cold and snowy out,” he told me. “Feel free to share.” And full disclosure: I plan on stopping over there tomorrow for some. […]

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The Pennsy: Easy Commute, Uncomplicated Food

Leaving the comfort of my own home isn’t easy in the winter, especially when I’m expected to schlep into New York with my kids. But that doesn’t stop out-of-town guests from wanting to connect (in the city, of course) and since I’m the one who lives locally, I’m supposed to recommend a meeting spot. (As […]

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Meat for Centuries: Moloney’s Meat Market

In 1875, Tom Moloney opened Moloney’s Meat Market in Bayonne. In 1900, John Moloney came to Ireland to work for him. Then John married Lizzy (O’Hare), the cashier, moved to Jersey City, and opened his own Moloney’s Meat Market in the location where it still sits today – 627 Newark Avenue. (In truth, it was […]

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When Cake Matters: Hudson Cakery

In my next life, I’m gonna be a baker. There’s something wonderful about zipping around the kitchen with the music on and the ovens glowing, bags and bowls and spatulas lined up, ready to spin ingredients into someone’s personal glee. Who doesn’t love that moment when the cake is brought out in their honor? And […]

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Lunching at the VIP Diner

I feel like I’ve been here before. It smells like french toast and coffee mingling with onion rings cooked crispy in new oil. When I walk in there’s a waitress hugging an elderly man and it all seems so familiar. So Jersey. “Table or Booth?” someone in business casual asks me. She’s either the manager […]

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