Bayonne Food Truck Festival

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Saturday, April 28 at 12 PM – 6 PM Avenue E between 22nd & 24th Streets

Are you ready for the first ever Bayonne Food Truck Festival.
Admission is FREE!!!
20+ Food Trucks
Kids Rides and Entertainment
Furry Friends are Welcome!!!
Beer and Wine Garden

Live Music:
The Nerds
The Suyat Band
And More!

List of Food Trucks:
Milk Sugar Love
Empanada Guy
House of Cupcakes
Angry Archies
Amanda Bananas
Pizza Vita
Thai Elephant
Cheezen
More TBA

Business News: Steak & Bake Opens

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City officials and clergy members were on hand to celebrate the opening of Steak & Bake, a new breakfast and lunch spot on Kennedy Boulevard between 23rd and 24th streets. Sept. 29, 2017. (Corey McDonald at The Jersey Journal)

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for Steak & Bake, a new food business on Kennedy Boulevard between 23rd and 24th streets. “It was my dream to open something like this; walking by one day I saw it was for sale and I said ‘This is it,'” said Sobhy Hanna, the owner of the new lunch spot. Keep reading at NJ.com

Bayonne’s Refinery Tavern Celebrates Grand Opening

the-refinery-tavern-bayonnevia JerseyDigs – Bayonne appears to be a city on the rise with a myriad of projects planned and under construction, so it’s only natural that a few new eateries would be on the horizon to serve residents new and old.

One of the latest spots to open along the city’s main street is Refinery Tavern. The bar, which has taken up residence at the former Pair of Jacks Pub space at 812 Broadway, started serving drinks out of their front room on March 18th, just in time for Bayonne’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 80-year old building’s ground floor was renovated into a modern space, but an effort was made to preserve the older look with the clean approach.

But owner George and his team, not content to be just a bar, have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the tavern’s full kitchen and Break Room, which will feature an open concept that gives patrons a peek at what the chefs are up to. The space will also have formal tables for diners, a separate sound system, and another six TVs that will come in handy during big sports weekends.

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Did you know …..

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A bridge not too far leads to the hot dogs, history, and parkland of Hudson County’s Peninsula City, Bayonne. Here are some fun places to visit:

The Bridge: The Bayonne Bridge was designed by Swiss-born civil engineer Othmar Ammann, whose A-list credits include the George Washington, Throg’s Neck, Triborough, Bronx-Whitestone, and Verrazano-Narrows bridges. A great view of the 5,780-foot-long span can be had from Mayor Dennis P. Collin Park (First St and Kennedy Blvd).

Hail to the Chief: The city’s first fire company convened in 1870 at what is now the Chief John T. Brennan Fire Museum, named for the state’s longest-tenured fire chief. Visits by appointment only (10 W 47th St). Visit their FaceBook page too.

Hit the Books: Bayonne’s Public Library was built in 1903 with $50,000 from Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (697 Ave C, 201-858-6970).

Dog Heaven: Since it opened more than 80 years ago, Petridis Hot Dogs has been a required stop for every Bayonne native. You should try it, too (546 Broadway, 201-436-0974).

Fore! The spectacular (and private) Bayonne Golf Club can be glimpsed from the public walkway surrounding the course, which sits on 7.5 million cubic yards of material dredged from the Hudson River and nearby waterways.

Sports Central: The Big Apple Sports Palace has 30 televisions plus tasty, ultra-thin pizza. Check out signed jerseys from two Bayonne-bred stars: Danan Hughes (Kansas City Chiefs special teams captain from 1993 to 1998) and current Cleveland Indians’ reliever Joe Borowski (412–414 Broadway, 201-858-1075).

Wunderbar: The toughest Saturday night table to get is at Hendrickson’s—site, in 1869, of Bayonne’s first City Hall. The menu, originally German, is eclectic (671 Broadway, 201-437-4955).

In Memoriam: Drive through the old Military Ocean Terminal (currently being converted to commercial and residential use) to Harbor View Park and Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli’s 100-foot-high memorial to the victims of the 1993 and 2001 World Trade Center attacks (the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, 51 Port Terminal Blvd).

Bird Land: Visit Richard A. Rutkowski Park, a 42-acre nature preserve on Newark Bay. During World War II, a yellow crane (still standing) lowered patrol torpedo boats built in Bayonne (including JFK’s famed PT-109) into Newark Bay for test runs  (Stephen R. Gregg/Hudson County Park, 48th St and Kennedy Blvd).