Helmers’ hangs hat after almost 80 years
Owners tell why it was time for landmark German eatery to close
by Carlo Davis
Reporter staff writer
Jan 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 201 201 recommendations | email to a friend
It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times. After 78 years, Helmers’ Restaurant opened its doors for the last time on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Opened in 1936, the landmark German eatery at Elev...
Hoboken needed BBQ
Ribs, tips, and sides sizzle at new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Dec 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
The manager and owners of the new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant on Willow Avenue thought that Hoboken needed a good barbecue joint, so they started one in September, filling the menu with succulent bee...
It’s fresh at Baja!
Dozens of Tex-Mex dishes and juicy margaritas in uptown Hoboken
by Caren Matzner
Reporter staff writer
Oct 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 270 270 recommendations | email to a friend
Out of the handful of Mexican restaurants in Hoboken, none emphasizes their fresh ingredients the way Baja does – and they’ve got plenty to brag about, including a wide variety of Tex-Mex dishes, m...
Still going strong
Ibby’s Falafel offers a great menu at a great price
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 281 281 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ibby’s Falafel closed down for renovation in 2007, many people in the neighborhood feared it would never reopen. The eatery had become such a fundamental part of the neighborhood that people e...
‘Cooking like our grandmas did’
Rosticeria da Gigi on Washington Street offers nostalgic, classic menu
by Dean DeChiaro
Reporter staff writer
May 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 297 297 recommendations | email to a friend
It was 1985, and Mark Bogdanos was driving overnight from France to Livorno, Italy. He arrived at his hotel late, and he was hungry. The valet directed him to the local trattoria around the corner,...
Bucking tradition
From naan pizzas to fennel lamb chops, Matt and Meera provides hip twist on Indian American food
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
May 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 301 301 recommendations | email to a friend
Matt and Meera, the Indian American restaurant on central Washington Street in Hoboken, doesn’t use curry in any of its Indian dishes. While the spice is traditional in some Indian food, Matt and M...
North Bergen reaches settlement with Waterside Restaurant
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
NORTH BERGEN – The North Bergen Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has reached a settlement agreement with the Waterside Restaurant and Banquet Hall that will allow the business to continue operating...
Gourmet Italian American meals in center of town
Delicious twists on pasta, seafood, chops, appetizers at Otto Strada
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
With unique twists on upscale Italian/American dishes, the new restaurant Otto Strada on Park Avenue has been bustling with hungry patrons who have heard about it through word of mouth since it ope...
A&W looking to become ‘Bayonne’s hometown steakhouse’
Go-to place for great food, great parties, and great place to gather
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 281 281 recommendations | email to a friend
A&W Restaurant manager James Leo said he wants his place to be “Bayonne’s Steakhouse,” and it may very well be on its way there. Tucked into the middle of the block on Avenue C between 19th and 20t...
Food for all occasions
90 Park is many restaurants in one
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 302 302 recommendations | email to a friend
Looking for a fine dining experience for your family or date? How about a bar where you can hang out and enjoy a variety of tasty tapas offerings? Or maybe an inviting spot to hold a party for 150 ...