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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

JC IN THREE

THE GOOD:
JCVibe has a new contest. If you are the first to identify the location of twelve photos to be unveiled over the next two weeks, you will receive a $200 gift certificate for Hudson Camera.

THE BAD:
Time Capsule noticed that DoJo has lost its soul.

THE UGLY:
111 First owner is a step closer to demolition.


Sunday, November 27, 2005

GOOD TASTE IS INDEED TIMELESS

A new gourmet shop opened in DoJo this month, and I thought, what better time to try them out than Thanksgiving? So on Wednesday night, we stopped by, partook of their free cosmos, and shopped for some cheeses.

After much sampling help from their fine cheese man, we excitedly went home with some cheese for our 4-cheese macaroni & cheese, and an order for an apple caramel walnut pie for Thanksgiving, each of which garnered raves from our family and friends.

Hourglass is a fabulous store. The quality & selection of the products it carries, as well as the knowlege and level of customer service of its employees surpassed my expectations.

I wish Karen and her husband the best of luck. Jersey City is a better town because of shops like Hourglass.

Hourglass Fine Foods
http://hourglassfinefoods.com
528 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 434-3039

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

DESTINATION UNKNOWN JERSEY CITY


Move over, JCList, there's a new website in town!

I have no who is behind it or when it was launched, but I'm very happy to have stumbled upon Destination: Jersey City. It has a lot of useful features and content, and since there is no forum section [yet?], Mr. Falcon over at JCList has nothing to worry about.

Besides, the more the merrier, right?

http://www.destinationjerseycity.com

Sunday, November 20, 2005

DOJO BIZZARO

Time Capsule, while on a recent business trip to India, found himself in a bizzaro world halfway around the world.

What can I say? You can take a man out of DoJo, but you can never take DoJo out of a man.

Friday, November 11, 2005

WITNESS THE HEIST THIS & NEXT WEEKEND!



Inspired by two true stories -- the largest unsolved art theft in American history and the recent closing of the 111 First Street arts center in Jersey City, Art House Productions invites you into
a "living art gallery," where reinvented works by Rembrandt, Degas, Vermeer and more come to life in a multimedia exploration of the value we place on art and artists.

Go and see the show that everyone is talking about. There are two weekends left.

Remaining performances are scheduled on:
Friday, November 11
Saturday, November 12
Thursday, November 17
Friday, November 18
Saturday, November 19

THE HEIST PROJECT
http://www.arthouseproductions.org/heist.html
Tickets $12 / $10 students and artists
For tickets, please call toll free (866) 811-4111 or visit www.theatermania.com
*Limited seating: advanced purchased tickets strongly recommended
Victory Hall Cultural Center
186 Grand St. Jersey City, NJ
(6 blocks from the Grove St. PATH)

MELTDOWN & EXPLOSION

Here're some more good news from the Melt man:

First (and foremost!) came the grilled cheese. It was unpredictably (and a
bit hesitatingly) followed by the meltburger, meltdog, veggie sandwich and
tuna melt. On Friday (tomorrow!), Melt introduces its 6th major item, the
T.N.T. quesedilla to its permanent menu. As with everything else, Melt
does it different and better (if I may say so.) The T.N.T. is not for the
faint of heart. It consists of smoked turkey ‘n triple cheese (habanero
cheddar, monterey jack & cheddar) with diced tomatoes & peppers and is
served with sour cream & pico de gallo. An accompaniment of Paco’s
homemade guacamole is an option that really should be a requirement… we
challenge you to find a better avocado spread. For the more adventurous or
for more faint of heart, substitutions are permissible whenever possible.

As a special inducement – not that you should need one - we are offering a
free cup of wine Friday and Saturday after 5pm to anyone who purchases the
TNT or any sandwich. Hope to see y’all this weekend!

Melt
http://www.meltjc.com
(201) 459-0008
581 Jersey Ave, JC


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

OF BALLOTS AND BEER

Corzine won and Forrester [as well as the other minor party candidates] lost. I'm just happy that the campaigning from both major parties are over. It's time for clean-up, and I don't mean just the state government.

Now on to more pressing issues: who's going to Trivia Night at Barrow Street bar tonight? I might stop by later in the night.

Barrow Street Bar & Grill
292 Barrow Street (cor. Mercer)
(201) 946-1411

Monday, November 07, 2005

JC BLOG ROUNDUP

I haven't been spending much time in DoJo these days [except to go home to eat and sleep], but my fellow JC bloggers have been writing about their exploits:

GeniusLessons noticed that JC is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. He also checked out the Iron Monkey, a bar I've yet to visit.

TimeBandit saw The Heist on Saturday, then decided to give the Golden Cicada some love after reading the great news about it in the paper.

Last but not least, NY6 noted that Newport Mall raised its parking fees last week, though understandably didn't bother to step foot in that crappy mall.

DOJO DISCOUNTS

Several DoJo merchants are offering discounts and freebies to entice shoppers to come and check them out this Friday and Saturday.

Come Discover Shopping and Services in Historic Downtown Jersey City. Bring a copy of this page or one of our postcards to the following shops Friday, November 11th & Saturday, November 12th to enjoy these special discounts.

Antheia Floral Design
218 Montgomery Street
212-309-9959
20% off Votivo and Dani candles and bath products. Free rose to customers who sign our mailing list.

Yoga Shunya
275 Grove Street
3rd floor
201-610-9737
Friday 5-6pm & 7:30-8:30pm: free 5-minute chair massage; 6pm: Free level 2 yoga class
Saturday 3-4pm: Free intro to yoga class; 4:30-7pm free 5 minute chair massages.

The Merchant Restaurant and Bar
279 Grove Street
201-200-0202
themerchantnj.com
25% off food.

Tia’s Place
277 Grove Street
201-451-9358
10% off all purchases

Rachel
281 Grove Street
November 11th Free Moroccan Mint Tea

N-Joyable Hair Design
283 Grove Street
201-985-0089
10% off haircuts, barber cuts, blow drys
20% off weaves.

Zen Garage
302A Grove Street
10% off all purchases.

GNC
314 Grove Street
201-332-2159
Free Gold Cards and Gold Card renewals ($15 value)

Woof’N Wash
496 Jersey Avenue
201-209-WOOF
$25 all baths regardless of dog size.
50% off nail grooming.

Hourglass Fine Foods
528 Jersey Avenue
201-434-3030
10% off all purchases.

Hudson Camera
130 Newark Avenue
201-332-7834
25% off all ready-made frames and albums.

LITM
140 Newark Avenue
201-536-5557
Friday $5 saketinis. Saturday 3 tapas for $7.

Gold Coast Fitness Center
151 Newark Avenue
201-432-7722
Join during these two days and receive two free months membership.

David Jewelers
175 Newark Avenue
201-860-9310
40% off Citizen
15 % off Timex watches
20% off silver jewelry

Gallerie Hudson
197 Newark Avenue
201-434-1010
20% off all gift items.

Beechwood Café
290 Grove Street
201-985-2811
20% off retail goods. Free dessert with any meal.

Marco & Pepe
289 Grove Street
1/2 priced bottles of wine.
[via JCList]


Tuesday, November 01, 2005

NEW DOJO JOINTS

From Wikipedia:
The bagua (Chinese: 八卦; pinyin: bā guà; Wade-Giles: pa kua; literally "eight trigrams", Korean 한국어: 팔괘) is a fundamental philosophical concept in ancient China. It is an octagonal diagram with eight trigrams on each side. The concept of bagua is applied not only to Chinese Taoist thought and the I Ching, but is also used in other domains of Chinese culture, such as fengshui, martial arts, navigation, etc.
A new juice bar opened on Manila [Grove] last month. It's called Bagua, and their drinks are great, the staff [though clearly still learning the ropes] is very friendly, and yes, the joint is very feng shui.

Hamilton Park Cafe on Grove and Grand is history, and has been replaced by Taqueria, the latest incarnation of the short-lived but much-loved Taco Truck seen around City Hall last month. Their grand opening is today, and we wish Phil and Andrea the best of luck! It looks like Bubby's Burritos has some serious competition.