#HipNJ’s Hudson Restaurant Week Guide

Hudson Restaurant Week is returning July 23rd, and #HipNJ is here to make sure you don’t miss out on any of it. Check out our restaurant guide and try to hit as many spots as possible!

Anthony David’s, Hoboken

 

Juicy steak sandwich.

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Bin 14, Hoboken

Ani Ramen House, Jersey City

For a full list of participating restaurants, click here. Enjoy!

Samba Montclair Expands Menu

Samba Montclair has expanded its vegan and gluten-free options, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

In his never-ending quest to bring the freshest homestyle Brazilian cuisine to Essex County, Samba Chef/Owner Ilson Gonçalves continues to refine his offerings to reflect the season and his personal passions.

Plant lovers may enjoy meat-free versions of Gonçalves’s signature GF Yuca Gnocchi, served primavera-style for spring and Bobo de Vegetais, a rich stew with local seasonal vegetables, yuca purée, tomatoes, onions, coconut milk and cilantro. So satisfying, regulars won’t even miss the traditional shrimp.

Introduced last year, Samba’s Brunch has proven extremely popular and is now offered on both Saturday and Sunday, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. Since Brazilian breakfast is quite different from what we’re accustomed to, Gonçalves created a fusion version so American palates may experience Brazilian flavors with their eggs and French toast.

Samba’s desserts are a constant, glorious work in progress. Now charmingly heart-shaped, their popular churro-style pastries are served with killer Dulce de Leche, a classic street snack emblematic of other Latino influences on Brazilian cuisine.

To learn more, click here.

Cara’s Cucina: Panzanella Salad

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Panzanella Salad!

“This salad is SO easy and loaded with flavor,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “Letting it soak up that extra virgin olive oil, the white balsamic and even the juices from the veggies makes it the perfect summer staple!”

Check out the recipe, which serves four, below!

Panzanella Salad

2 C. stale, crusty bread, cubed
1 C. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 of a red onion, sliced
extra virgin olive oil
white balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

Buon Appetito!

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