16-year-old graduate
Guttenberg girl becomes youngest valedictorian in college's history
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
May 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 626 626 recommendations | email to a friend
A Disney film was all it took to convince Reyhan Lalaoui that she should someday make history. After she saw “Big Hero 6,” a 2014 tale about a 14-year-old high school graduate and robotics genius, ...
Dishes that are different
From ‘taco pizza’ to ‘poached prawns,’ foodies love experimental edibles
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 841 841 recommendations | email to a friend
First there were the ever-present rainbow bagels that took over social media, then it was the recent black “Goth ice cream.” Now, national TV has seized on a Hoboken-based craze -- the “taco pizza”...
‘Trust me’
Honshu offers a very special sushi experience
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1043 1043 recommendations | email to a friend
Omakase means, roughly,“trust me” in Japanese. For most part, it is a colloquial Japanese phrase used in regular conversation as a response to a routine requests such as “hail me a cab.” But in fin...
Elegant waterfront dining
Extensive menu of unique dishes at Molos, with a skyline view
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1128 1128 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether you’re bringing your family, trying to impress a date, hosting an event, or just want to sit at a bar where you can sample an extensive wine list and appetizers while gazing at the Manhatta...
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 | 1094 1094 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 | 1329 1329 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 | 1459 1459 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 | 1337 1337 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 | 1272 1272 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 | 1499 1499 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...