Del Frisco’s Grill is Hiring

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Del Frisco’s Grille, a restaurant serving American classic comfort food with a twist, is opening a location in Hoboken in September of 2015 at 221 River St.

They are looking to hire more than 120 culinary professionals for positions in the front and back of the house.  Available positions include servers, bartenders, hosts, hostesses, bussers, line cooks, prep cooks, broiler cooks and dishwashers.

The benefit package includes: 401k retirement savings plan with attractive matching contributions for both management and hourly employees; comprehensive medical, dental and vision (available to full time employees 60 days after they are hired); domestic partner coverage and management eligibility upon hire. Tuition reimbursement for specializations such as sommelier certification is also available.

The Hiring office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.; Saturday’s by appointment only at 2 Hudson Place, Suite 100 Hoboken, NJ 07030

TO APPLY: Visit jobs.dfrg.com or call 201-710-5150

For more information, visit delfriscosgrille.com.

Good luck!
JCG

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Little Town Social

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Most of us were fans of Little Town, the brainchild of Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr in collaboration with Albie and Chris Manzo of RHONJ fame. The brand has been re-imagined as Little Town Social, which brings their orginal idea to the next level by moving the location a bit out of the tourist/frat-boy zone and more into a neighborhood spot. That’s not to say it’s dive-y, boring, or where you bring your grandparents. Anything but. Little Town Social operates on the key word “social,” where people gather over high-quality shared plates at communal tables or at the bar.

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The former Village Pourhouse space at 205 First St. has been revamped into a sophisticated gathering spot with a more intimate feel involving dim lighting and warm tones. The bar is still 360 degrees with 32 TVs, and features a mix of classic and artisinal cocktails, such as the Ellen Arthur Cosmo (Absolut, Cointreau, passion fruit and lime juice), which I tried and was pleased that it was not sweet like a regular 90’s Cosmo. Guests have the option of 30+ beers on draft from microbreweries in addition to rotating seasonal specials. There is an extensive selection of bourbon, scotch, and tequila as well.

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LTS’ menu is all about small plates and sharing, a concept that is not currently popular in Hoboken restaurants. Executive Chef Sarah Sproule is intense on the farm-to-table concept, sourcing everything as locally as possible and combining ingredients in innovative, flavorful ways.

Click below to continue reading about what the menu has to offer…

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Jersey Girls Food Tours

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The Jersey City culinary food scene is off the charts, and what better way to experience it than to enjoy a variety of cuisines from different venues—all at one reasonable price, and all in one day or one night?

Jersey Girls Food Tours (JGFT) showcase the gastronomic scene in Jersey City, perfect for locals and non-locals alike. Guests can enjoy YUMzzz from the best eateries in town and get a dose of JC history while walking from spot to spot.

My gals Janis Borroto and Alessia Aron (pictured from left to right, above) of JGFT invited me on a test run of one of their new Jersey City tours, titled “Best of Downtown.”

Click below to read about our day and find out more about the different tours…

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GP’s Restaurant

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During one of the very bad snowstorms this winter, I had the privilege of having brunch at GP’s (11 am-3pm on Sundays) with some fabulous local bloggers. A day with the Jersey City Ladies Who Blog…

While GP’s offers brunch cocktails for $7,  we were lucky to be privy to a day that the Bitter Bitches —a sexy duo of fantastic mixologists from Brooklyn who know how to make some serious drinks—were behind the bar. Their cocktail menu of the day featured cinnamon, maple, and pomegranate infusions.

The girls and I went all out with our order, hoping our hunger would allow us to try as much of the menu as possible.

GP’s BLT Panino (pancetta, arugula, tomato, lemon-garlic aioli) was the first thing I tried and it was beyond. All of the elements worked well together, and the flavor combination was a welcome surprise for all of the taste-buds at the table. The sophisticated twist on the classic was clean and not overly food-snobbish.

The Wild Boar Hash & Eggs, Toast was a special and a knockout that should totally become part of the regular menu. I can’t even describe it except to say that it was briny and melted in my mouth meaty goodness. I always take the worst photos! Believe me, there is some hash under those eggs. Here is @dontsithome’s photo of the day for the visual effect.

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The Cinnamon Brioche French Toast was adored by my dining companions who are foodies, so while I wasn’t in a “sweet mood,” I can say with confidence that this is a winning dish.

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We also ordered the meatballs from the dinner menu. I’m very critical of meatballs, always preferring my own, but I really enjoyed these.

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The ambiance of GP’s is intimate, and the natural lighting as well as the incandescent make it feel as welcoming as it is.

I’ll always remember my day of cozy comfort foods and laughs—a true winter Sunday Funday. And I can’t help but love a place with my initials as its name.

I’ve already decided that my next (and warm-weather) meal at GP’s will be the Tuscan kale, endive, apples, gorgonzola, pears, and cranberry salad (champagne vinaigrette!) followed by scallops or zuppa di clams. Yum.

To my (real) initials,
JCG

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Monthly Comedy Night at Brightside Tavern Tonight! 9/27/13

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The last Friday of every month (tonight!) marks a night of great comedy in Jersey City. I had the privilege of going to June’s show, thanks to finding out about this little gem by its organizer, Joe D’Allegro.

It featured performances by Aalap PatelChelsea WhiteDavid Foster, Ryan Rummel, Pat BryneNate Fernald and Gordon Baker-Bone at the Brightside Tavern. My friend and I laughed our tails off.

Tonight boasts Calise Hawkins (Comedy Central), Justin MurrayNhan DuKrystyna Hutchinson, and Andrew Hayward. Up-and-coming star Gordon Baker-Bone is hosting.

Tickets are $10.  Show is at 8pm; seating starts at 7pm. Reservations recommended. (201) 435-1234.

Go ahead and laugh,
JCG

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