Food & Drink Top Stories

August 5, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - A fixture on the corner of 4th & Garden Streets, the lights are currently out at 7 Stars Pizza. Following up on a reader tip, TAPinto Hoboken stopped by the pizza shop earlier this week to find it closed and dark in the middle of the afternoon. Online ordering platforms list ...

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For the sweetest corn, eat it as soon as possible after it’s picked. The sugar turns to starch as it ages. Until then, keep it in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of these easy ideas: 1. Sprinkle raw kernels over salad ...

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HOBOKEN - The local food scene took a strong punch to the gut today, as the award-winning restaurant, Cucharamama, abruptly announced its closure. A short, yet devastating instagram post popped up around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, stating: "To our amazing community, dedicated customers, family, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - We've all been fishing for some good news about Tutta Pesca ever since they closed up shop at their 155 3rd Street location in Hoboken. Sources close to the project have now confirmed rumors that the celebrated seafood market and restaurant will be relocating to 557 First ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy surprised restaurant owners who had been preparing for the return of indoor dining on Thursday, July 2, by announcing just four days before that indoor seating would be delayed indefinitely.  Having spent money ordering food, retraining workers, and purchasing PPE ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on Thursday, July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Monday that he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Someone new is taking the reins at the Nag's Head. Since 1998, the beloved local favorite has served Hoboken. Owner Barney Finnegan and his wife Ruth have announced the sale of the bar at 359 First Street. "Thank you to the lovely Nag's Head community including all those patrons ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S2437) Friday which limits service fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery applications and websites during state of emergencies. The legislation provides relief to restaurants across New Jersey that have faced excessive fees while ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  The local microbrewery or brew pub that has been closed for months because of COVID-19 could be getting a helping hand under a proposal moving through the New Jersey State Legislature. Senate Bill 2463 (S-2463), sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein, would expand an existing New ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After a week of growing pains, Hoboken's outdoor dining operations are coming under tighter scrutiny. The enhanced outdoor dining—coming in the form of outdoor cafés, parklets and streateries—were implemented as a way to pump some life into the city's world-renowned hospitality scene, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After sitting dormant for three months, Hoboken's legendary hospitality scene returned this week to a significantly muted version of its former self. Starting Monday, the City authorized outdoor dining in existing cafés, as well as adaptive use of adjacent or public space for expanded ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ  - Today is a big day for the Hoboken business community, as dining and retail return to the Mile Square City. Indoor dining is still not allowed, but hospitality venues have been creatively building up outdoor space to accommodate hungry and thirsty patrons. Meanwhile shoppers can ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Bars and restaurants in the Mile Square City were among the first to in the nation to be lcoked down due to COVID-19. In doing so, Hoboken became “the model” for the regional response to the pandemic. Now that those businesses are preparing to reopen for outdoor dining on June 15, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15. Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken City Council approved the City's comprehensive Business Recovery Plan to expand outdoor space for small businesses, giving restaurants an outside chance when al fresco dining returns to restaurants on June 15. The initiative was introduced a few weeks ago by Council ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining. Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he ...

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HOBOKEN - Governor Murphy announced Monday that we can eat... outside. During his daily COVID-19 briefing, Murphy stated that outdoor dining will return to the Garden State, effective June 15. "I would think restaurants, outdoor dining will probably have some of the elements we’ve spoken to," ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The longtime owner of Mario’s Pizza on Garden Street was charged with remaining open for business in violation of Governor Murphy’s executive orders signed to slow the spread of COVID-19 on May 21.  “We’re cracking down on those who jeopardize public health and undermine public ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The iconic Malibu Diner, owned and operated by the Babalis family for decades, has welcomed generations of guests to their spot at the northern entrance to Hoboken. Konstantinos Babalis—who took over the former 14th Street Diner after moving to Hoboken from his native Greece in ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - As New Jersey's efforts to stem COVID-19 begin to bear fruit, more and more initiatives are cautiously poking their heads out of the ground and seeing daylight. After careful consideration regarding logistics and social distancing protocols, Hoboken and Jersey City both ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — With the challenges of social distancing impacting the business model worldwide, the hospitality industry understands that it needs to think outside the box—or even outside the building. Initiatives in Hoboken have been spearheaded by Council President Jen Giattino and First Ward ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Farmers' markets are a seasonal highlight for residents, as #JerseyFresh products roll into the Mile Square City by the truckload. This year, that load will be rolling in a bit less often, as at least one market has stuck a pitchfork in their 2020 season. According to Hoboken Mayor ...

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