Guest Bite by Melissa Yurasits
Hudson Restaurant week is gearing up for the winter edition of its bi-annual restaurant week, kicking off on February 1st until February 12th. Over 30 restaurants in Hudson County are involved this year, spanning the cities of Hoboken, Jersey City, Edgewater, and Union City. Reservations are now being accepted, so be sure to make yours early to snag a spot. Most places are offering a prixe fixe lunch ranging from $10-$18, and dinner for $25-$35. Some spots, including The Merchant (Jersey City) and Gaslight (Hoboken) are offering 3 courses from the regular dinner menu, while most others have a specific menu in place for the two weeks. Prices don’t include tax, tips, or drinks, but being that many places offer the RW special Mon-Fri, there’s a good chance that they’ll have some great drink specials as well. Or, just get there early for a happy hour cocktail or two and get the most bang for your buck. Check out the official website for menus, pictures, and specific details for each of the 32 restaurants: www.hudsonrestaurantweek.com. If you can’t make the culinary celebration this time around, no worries– Hudson Restaurant Week will be back in July!
Melissa Yurasits: Grew up on the Jersey Shore and returned to the Garden State after four years of living in Boston for college. Works in publicity/promotions by day but at night loves checking out new restaurants or cooking up new recipes with her boyfriend in their Jersey City apartment. Can’t name a favorite food, except for anything and everything cooked by her Dad, who doesn’t believe in recipes (but it turns out amazing everytime!).