Posted on 28. Feb, 2010
Hoboken thrives on a large community of talented experts ranging from the mysterious 14th Street Dancer to the cool dudes of Bustin Boards who make really rad skateboards for a living. My goal is to find the best of Hoboken and that includes the people of this city! As part the first of many HG Spotlights, I’d like to introduce to you Tom Kobylarz, Hoboken’s very own wine expert. He has volunteered to be a guest blogger to share his knowledge on the 5 Steps to Tasting Wine. Enjoy!
Posted on 15. Feb, 2010
Before I get into writing this review, let me explain myself for the lack of activity on my blog. Yes, I haven’t posted here since September. All I have to say is that life has been a struggle for me the past couple of months. When life is nothing but a train wreck, one must keep their head up and do everything possible to make oneself better. Needless to say, I’m still slowly getting back in the hang of this all. I truly miss writing and exploring Hoboken for you all and I’ll be adding posts more regularly from now on. I’m also thinking about a blog redesign pretty soon too, so be on the look out for that this year. But I digress.
Posted on 15. January, 2010
It was a wild weekend. Friends came over for the game: beers were had and chips were spilled. More friends came over. They forgot to take off their shoes. And, well, you know how it goes. The place was a complete mess. It looked like a bomb went off, and after drinking all day the last thing I wanted to do was clean. So I asked around and was referred to Liberty Housekeeping by my sister.
Their Yelp reviews seemed legit, so I scheduled directly online for them to come first thing Monday morning. My doorman let the maids in and the cleaners saw themselves out. It was completely painless for me, and I came home to a spotless and clean apartment.
Remember those chips in the carpet? They were gone from the rug and from under the couch. They vacuumed the floor boards and got the food stain (don't ask) off the walls. They even scrubbed the toilet clean and removed the food bits from the side of my oven. They kitchen has never been cleaner - it looked showroom ready! Fresh and clean! I would absolutely use them again.
Edit: The owner of Liberty Housekeeping read the post and came back with a request. He asked that I include a note explaining that their cleaning system is now mobile friendly and automatically sends text message and email reminders.
Give them a call: (201) 984-3512
Posted on 25. Oct, 2009
It’s known for its bright cheesy shades of yellowish-orange and its classic elbows of macaroni. And it’s the official #1 comfort food in my book, especially during times when you gotta cure that hangover. Seriously. What isn’t more comforting than a big bowl of pasta and loads of melted cheese? Yes, I’m talking about that good, old fashioned mac and cheese. And so far, when it comes to finding the best place to enjoy this classic American dish, no place in Hoboken has come close to Backyard’s Bistro Mac & Chez. Simply stated – it is to DIE for.
Posted on 08. Oct, 2009
Filipino-American funky pop/rock band Warhol Soup is making an effort to aid the victims of typhoon Ketsana that recently brought up to 20-feet deep floods, 248 deaths, $100,000,000 in damages to their homeland of the Philippines. The September 26th typhoon brought 455mm rainfall in 24 hours, compared to hurricane Katrina’s rainfall of 310mm. The fundraiser gig will take place TONIGHT (October 9th) at their new regular gig at Bar Saints and Sinners in Hoboken. They will be donating all the money they make from their cut at the door tonight and from t-shirt sales to their charity. Continue reading for event details!
Posted on 08. Sep, 2009
When you’re looking for the best mozzarella in Hoboken, it’s a mandatory requirement to buy from Fiore’s Deli. Fiore’s has been making fresh mozz for more than 96 years, perfecting the timing when the curd is ready to be stretch and shaped into those fancy thick braids. But this review is not just about their famous mozzarella. This is about Thursdays and Saturdays. This is about double-parked cars and long lines of hungry Hobokenites and outsiders who travel by and far to get a bite of one of the best sandwiches of all the mile square. It’s about an insanely addicting sandwich that has even landed a guest appearance in a scene from the popular TV show, 30 Rock. Yes, my friends. I’m talking about Fiore’s famous Roast Beef, Fresh Mozzarella and Gravy Hero. Just saying the name of the sandwich brings back that amazing taste. Yum!