It's been several years since politics hindered Jersey City's success as a dining destination. The last major scandal was in 2009, when a crackdown on a thriving downtown food-truck scene, which included the Taco Truck and Cinnamon Snail, uncovered outdated ordinances and led to the investigation of ... More >>
Tropical storm or no, a long holiday weekend involving hot dogs and beer is still something to get excited about. Here are five food events that you should take into consideration if you're sticking around.
Six months after opening Union Republic (340 3rd Street, Jersey City), a noodle bar and bistro in downtown Jersey City, partners Noah Sexton and chef Gregory Torrech are getting to roll out their summer menu and introduce a ramen corn dog. The 100 percent Angus beef sausage is crafted by in-house bu ... More >>
The morning grind of crossing over and under the Hudson requires some extra motivation, and with a burgeoning coffee scene that's been quietly percolating far beyond the Starbucks-and-Dunkin-dominated PATH hubs, there's never been a better time to detour for your morning fix. These are the 10 best c ... More >>
You could be the next great American novelist
If you haven't yet learned to navigate your way to Jersey City, let us help you out: Take the PATH during the week and a newly discounted weekend ferry service from the World Financial Center. If it's been awhile since you've been there, you're missing out on a crop of good restaurants. Here, we've ... More >>
This week we're adding a bit of fabulousness to your agenda. Partake in a night of Queeraoke (yes, that's exactly what it sounds like), party like a supermodel at Steven Kasher Gallery, and catch rousing dance performances by the lovely ladies of Victrola Burlesque. You're welcome.
Late Monday night firefighters began battling a massive blaze that broke out around 10pm at Sims Metal Management, a recycling plant in Jersey City. "The fire was reported at 22:54, and actually we received our first report of it from the Coast Guard," said Bob McHugh, spokesperson for the Jersey C ... More >>
Rocambole is said to be the strongest form of garlic, and has a dirty appearance due to its purplish coloration. My Irish grandfather Ned Lafferty loved garlic so much, he was known to take out two pieces of white bread, spread them heavily with mayonnaise, then coarsely chop an entire head of gar ... More >>
How down-home! Corn fritters at Deccan Spice Love Indian food? Well, you'll be glad to hear Jersey City is now bursting with regional South Indian restaurants, many representing cuisines the metropolitan area has never seen before -- and these restaurants are a quick ride away from the West Side o ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Leberkäse from Der Kommissar, Dish #58 | Polpettine Pizza -- With a Gooey Egg -- at Pulino's, Dish # ... More >>
Bam! The pizza dosa at Jersey City newcomer Chennai Flavors The dosa in its many variant forms is one of the world's greatest culinary inventions: a crepe made from a naturally fermented batter of ground rice and lentils, usually wrapped around a filling of potatoes, nuts, and chiles. For those wh ... More >>
Squid Ink posts a promo video for the Chef's Feed App,"The Critic Hunter," which spoofs nature wildlife shows and makes fun of Yelpers in one fell swoop. Gourmet Live visits the pope's farm. Find out how to how to hunt and cook iguana at The Perennial Plate.
A baby boy was born on a PATH train en route to Manhattan yesterday, allowing for all sorts of hilarious "express train" jokes from the dailies. Rabita Sarkar and her husband, Aditya Saurabh, New Jersey residents, hadn't expected the baby for another two weeks, but, as they say, the baby waits for n ... More >>
There's hope for your tongue at Newport Centre Mall
This week in the Voice, out today: Steven Thrasher's listing of the 100 most powerless New Yorkers. Among them: weed-delivery guys and the transgendered sex workers of Hunts Point. Maura Johnston notes the many aesthetic links between David Lee Roth and Kanye West.
Dinnercraft / FlickrIt's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and ... More >>
The pulled pork sandwich may be Legal Beans' only actual barbecue offering -- but it depends on how you define BBQ. The New York area is filled with barbecue fanatics who will travel almost any distance to check out a new 'cue emporium, and it's a rare place that escapes the notice of smok ... More >>
It's true, as Titus Andronicus frontman states in the prelude to his band's video for "No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future", that New Jersey has taken a bit of a beating, reputation-wise, over the past year or so, thanks in large part to the many reality-TV depictions of the Garden St ... More >>
Robert SietsemaThe kanchipuram idly at Sapthagiri, a strictly vegetarian Indian restaurant in Jersey City.Having already explored the inside of a pig's cranium this week, we've decided to venture in a slightly different direction for tomorrow's Our 10 Best. While New York abounds with excel ... More >>
If you've read Slice in the last three years, you've probably heard of Paul Gianonne, aka Paulie Gee. The man has a serious love for pizza, so serious that he's turned it into his second career--lending hope to unhappy IT experts everywhere. Gianonne lives in Warren, New Jersey, where he rais ... More >>
Do you smoke? Doesn't matter. You should register for New York City's free patch and gum program going on for the next two weeks. Not because you're going to quit -- because, let's face it: you won't -- but because it's there for the taking. To be clear:
Kanchipuram idly (weekends only) are turmeric-orange in color and come studded with cashew nuts, fresh ginger, and coriander leaf. This week Counter Culture wigs out at Sapthagiri, a strictly vegetarian restaurant in Jersey City's Indian Square neighborhood, a three-block walk north of the P ... More >>
Anger-making orbs and other delights at a veggie Indian restaurant
How did a deer get on Governors Island, where it was tranquilized and captured today? "Deer are considered good swimmers," says Fox News. Oh, so it swam there from, say, Bay Ridge? "The deer," says Fox, "was spotted earlier in the day in Jersey City," where it presumably has a loft with chea ... More >>
A week after a transformer fire forced the evacuation of Ellis Island, it was evacuated again today for an hour and a half after a visitor found white powder on an audio headset. Visitors reported waiting an hour for boats to take them to lower Manhattan. A Jersey City fire official said tha ... More >>
You can feel your lips burning, and stomach churning, by just looking at this jalapeno pie (click for heartburn) Elmhurst is the location of the original Famous Pizza, a chain which has spread to locations as far-flung as the East Village and Jersey City. It's still the best by far, though the ... More >>
Our friend and far-flung correspondent (and former Gourmet food editor) Lillian Chou picked up and moved from Jersey City to Beijing in February, and you can read about her exploits in the blog Chinagirl. Periodically, she sends us pictures from behind the Bamboo Curtain. She posts these p ... More >>
No Radiohead compound this year, but All Points West is evidently returning to Liberty State Park in Jersey City. We applaud the overdue local chauvinism in having the Beastie Boys (and fellow New Yorkers Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, and the National) headline Friday. Tool and MBV hold down Sat ... More >>
Everyone has heard of Beer Nuts (redskin roasted peanuts) and corn nuts (roasted or deep-fried kernels), but what about cracker nuts?
In conjunction with our review of Jersey City's new vegetarian restaurant, Krishna Cuisine, and for people who would rather look at pictures of food than read about it, here are some photographs of the principal dishes. One of the remarkable appetizers presented, as far as we can time, for the first ... More >>
New vegetarian restaurant hits Jersey City's Newark Avenue
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Kikuyus, Luos, and Kisii in Jersey City nervously watch events in Nairobi
"Restaurant Row" might be a stretch, but Newark Ave. is blowing up
A dough canoe from the Aegean mysteriously disappears
Yo La Tengo briefly convince us that New Jersey is for lovers
It's all in the micro-organisms at vegetarian South Indian
A toasted-cheese surrogate comes to life in Jersey City