Joining the Grove Street Farmer’s Market this year is new hot sauce vendorGemini-Crow, and boy is that sauce hot!
Dov Teta, a former co-worker of mine way back, foundedGemini-Crowwhile being a stay-at-home dad for his daughters.
As a supporter of entrepreneurs and small businesses (as well as a lover of hot sauce!), naturally, I had to check out the goods.
I chose Burn, Blackberry Belle, and the Devil His Due (not a typo).
All sauces are quite hot, so a little goes a long way. My favorite is Blackberry Belle, as it’s a little sweeter and has less burn than the others, but they are all good and fiery. There are also two jarred sauces under the “Doom” label.
Stop by Dov’s stand at The Grove Street Farmers Market on Thursdays and you can try each sauce in the Gemini-Crow collection and hear his recommendations for food pairings. All are gluten-free and vegan. Each bottle is $7.99, but you can buy 3 for $21 at the market.
Best of all, if you mention that you read about it on Jersey City Gal, he may just give you a discount.
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…
Art House Productionsis hosting “Late Night Curiosities.” Arrive in costume at 1 McWilliams Place, 6th floor, to find out what it’s all about. $5 at the door. Prizes included.More info here.
Corkscrew’s Halloween Party:Bust out your costume and head to the ‘Screw for candy, games and more. $5 drink specials (think: Red Devils, Witches Brew…and of course, pumpkin beers). There will be prizes for scariest, sexiest and best homemade costumes.
Classic Horror Film screenings at Loews Jersey City: Friday is Black Sunday (6:30pm). Saturday is Bride of Frankenstein (6:30pm). Immediately following at 8:30pm, the original 1925 Lon Chaney silent film Phantom of the Opera will have the acclaimedBernie Anderson, Jr. performing on the Bob Balfour 4/23 Morton Wonder Organ. Finally, celebrate with your fellow audience members at the ball, The Phantom’s Masquerade, Sunday at 7pm.
Saturday, October 26th
The Village Merchants Association (VMA)is treating shoppers to a variety of special deals including 10% to 70% off at participating stores, as well as a raffle that shoppers can participate in to win a $20 gift certificate to a VMA store of their choice.
Newport hosts aHalloween Pet Paradebegins at 12pm at the Canis Minor pet shop (31 River Drive South). Most creative pup and owner will be announced at 2:30pm.
“The Ghost of Uncle Joe” Masquerade Rock ‘n Roll Ball Benefit is an all-day concert in Harsimus Cove Cemetery (435 Newark Ave.) beginning at 2pm. $10 donation for entry, but as I always say about this non-church affiliated, non-government property, please give more if you can. My last concert day here was a blast.
In the cemetery’s words: “Every month we need to raise between $2000 to $3000 just to operate and purchase equipment & supplies. If 300 people would donate only $10 each, we would be all set for the month!” Please help our amazing restoration work by contributing today athttp://www.jerseycitycemetery.org.
Sunday, October 27th
This Sunday marks the last farmer’s market of the season at Riverview Fisk Park but it doubles asHalloween Dog Parade! I am luckily puppy-sitting my little sister Sheba this week, so we will be there. Arrive by 11:30am. Prizes will be awarded around noon. How festive!
Wednesday, October 30th
Family Fitness Mixed Martial Arts Halloween Party. All students must come in costume. Lil’ Dragons 3:45pm or 6pm. Juniors/BBC 4:30 or 6:45pm. Red/Black belts 5:15pm. Also, please note:All classes canceled Oct. 31st.
Thursday, October 31st
Downtown Halloween ParadeBring your children dressed in their costumes for candy, face painting, pictures and a parade, which begins at 4pm at Gymboree and ends at the Grove Street Path Plaza at 6pm with a Halloween party.
Boca GrandeandCraig Mahoneypresent anArt, Comedy and Music Spectacular. 7pm kicks off the Halloween-themed art show. At 8pm, Craig will host a comedy show, followed by music performances and an open mic comedy show.
LITM Halloween Party:Arrive in costume at 8pm to enjoy the festivities.
Friday, November 1st
Orale Day of the Dead:Bring your costumes and your killer attitude for a party at Orale Mexican Kitchen including a DJ, mariachi band and my personal favorite, face painting. Prizes, too.