{VIDEO}: 2-Minute Behind the Scenes with Hoboken Happy Hours’ CEO

Hey there! Adam here. My two life goals are jumping on/launching off a blob (think the movie Heavyweights) and swimming in a pool of mac n’ cheese. My favorite things in life are great high fives, happy people, and positive enthusiasm.

I started Hoboken Happy Hours along with my co-founder in 2014. I can’t thank you all enough for the amazing experiences, events, hilarious photos, classic comments, and so much more. Feel free to follow me @avsroy45. I hope you enjoy this little interview made by the Magical Mike Migliaro. If you don’t enjoy it, reach out, swing by the office, grab a beer with me, and let me know how we can make it better next time.


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Featuring Adam Smith

Adam not only enjoys long walks on the beach and romantic comedies (he’s serious), but he also loves playing hockey, hanging out with his pals, and giving self-proclaimed top-notch high fives. When he’s not rooting on his Denver Broncos or USC Trojans, he’s cruising the streets of Hoboken in search of the coldest pint and the cheesiest pizza. His top two life goals are as follows: play on a blob (Heavyweights, anyone?) and swim in a life size pool of mac n’ cheese.

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The Best Dim Sum in Hong Kong: Where to Go For Every Occassion

You dim sum, you lose some

 

Dim Sum. A Hong Kong classic, there’s a dish for everyone, and it’s the perfect food to enjoy with a crowd. With so many amazing dim sum spots in the city, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites, so whenever a craving hits, you’ll know just where to head…

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City Hall Maxim’s Palace – Best For the Authentic Experience

​For many Hong Kongers, nothing beats City Hall Maxim’s Palace for dim sum. The perfect place to take visitors, the biggest appeal of this banquet hall are the dim sum trolleys that make their way through the tables. There are a huge variety of traditional and delicious dim sum on offer to suit any palate. One of our personal favourites is the wu gok (deep fried taro puff) – it’s got the perfect balance of crunch on the outside with a pork and mashed taro filling on the inside. We have to get at least two plates of these every time we go! If you’re veggie, have no fear – there are equally delicious meat free options here. While the price is a tad steeper than other dim sum restos out there, it’s worth it for the fresh ingredients and friendly service.

City Hall Maxim’s Palace, 2/F, Low Block, City Hall, Central, Hong Kong, www.maxims.com.hk

One Dim Sum – Best for “No Frills”

One of our favourite local dim sum spots is One Dim Sum in Prince Edward. Our favourite items to order will always be char siu bao and siu mai, but we can never bring ourselves to leave without having at least one egg custard bun (no matter how full we are). Be sure to get there early. The doors may open at 10am but at this popular spot, there is always a queue!

One Dim Sum, Shop 1 & 2, G/F, Kenwood Mansion, 15 Playing Field Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Dim Sum Library – Best For a Modern Take on Classics

Dim Sum Library serves classic dim sum favourites with a fresh, quirky twist. The cool, modern interiors make it easy to forget you’re in the heart of Pacific Place (conveniently just metres away from Zara. Bonus). With familiar flavours and a mouth-watering menu, Dim Sum Library is ideal for when you have friends and family in town. One of our favourite dishes is the Black Truffle Har Gau. The delicate rice-paper is stuffed with a juicy, meaty shrimp and the subtle hint of truffle is not at all overpowering. Don’t leave without trying the Wagyu Beef Puffs with Black Pepper, featuring tender and peppery beef encased in crispy layers of delicate pastry.

Dim Sum Library, Shop 124, Level 1, The Mall, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.dimsumlibrary.com.hk

Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists – The Best Value

A Hong Kong classic with a few locations scattered throughout the city, from Hong Kong Station to Sham Shui Po, Tim Ho Wan is a must try. This local spot is possibly the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, meaning the queues start early, but the wait is oh-so worth it. It’s no reservations, so plan your timing strategically and make sure you order the world famous Crispy Char Sir Baos! The crunchy, yet light-as-air buns burst with sweet, tender pork and BBQ sauce and come on a serving plate of three buns. We usually order a plate each – don’t judge it ’til you’ve tried it. Even eating to our heart’s (and stomach’s) content, we never seem to spend more than $50 to $80 per person!

Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists, Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, 2332 2896

Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists, Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central, 2332 3078

Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists, G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, 2788 1226

Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists, Shop B, C, & D, G/F, 2-8 Wharf Road, Seaview Building, North Point, 2979 5608

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Mott 32 – Best For Special Occassions

Treat-yo-self at the stunning Mott 32, for higher-end contemporary twists on your fave Dim Sum and Chinese classics. An absolute must-try is the charred-but-sweet signature Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork with Yellow Mountain Honey – they only make 8 portions a day so make sure you reserve this ahead of time! South Australian Lobster Har Gow and Black Truffle Siu Mai are just a few of our picks from the decadent Dim Sum list. The selection of Hong Kong-themed cocktails (and mottails) are just as delicious as they are fun, including the Hong Kong Ice Tea and the Milk Tram!

Mott 32, Basement, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2885 8688  www.mott32.com

Hutong – Best For Out of Town Guests

For delicious, high-end dum sim, coupled with one of the best views in the city, Hutong is the place to go. For an unforgettable experience, opt for Hutong’s Fēng Wèi Brunch brunch, complete with 18 dishes, including a selection of appetisers, dim sum, Northern Chinese mains, and desserts. The dim sum here includes heavenly poached Boston lobster wontons and steamed siu mai topped with scallop and crab roe, along with other “more-ish” and expertly made delights. Finish your brunch off with free-flow champers and you’ve got yourself the perfect 852 afternoon. A selection of dim sum is also available on Hutong’s dinner menu.

Hutong, 28/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hutong.com.hk

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Yum Cha – Best for Instagram

When it comes to adorable and unique dim sum, we look no further than Yum Cha. Home to the famous “vomiting” custard buns, this resto is an Instagrammer’s delight! With locations in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, Yum Cha is easily accessible whichever side of the harbour you’re on. It also has incredibly attractive offerings for lunch and dinner that you can order alongside the famous custard buns. The delicious char siu bao (BBQ pork buns) even look like the three little pigs! Not only is a meal at Yum Cha engaging and totally Instagram friendly, it tastes wonderful too.

Yum Cha, Nan Fung Tower, 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, 3708 8081

Yum Cha, 3/F, 20-22, Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2751 1666, www.yumchahk.com

Lin Heung Teahouse – Best For an “Old-School” Experience

Not for the faint of heart, this old-school gem has all the classics, along with the excitement of jostling for the best dishes as they come right out of the kitchen. After you wash your dish and chopsticks in tea (as is the custom), you’ll want to spend a moment observing the scene so you can make a plan of attack. Watch the regulars and when in doubt, do what they do! We love taking visitors here for a taste of old Hong Kong. The atmosphere won’t disappoint, even if you can’t outmaneuver the locals for the best dishes.

Lin Heung Teahouse, 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

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Duddell’s – Best for Boozy Brunches and Alfresco Dining

Love a weekend brunch, but also looking to satisfy your dim sum cravings? Head to Duddell’s, a chic Cantonese dining room, for its popular brunch set that serves some of the best dim in the city. Not only are these mouth-watering traditional delights fresh and absolutely delicious, but you can also revel in the joy that comes with free-flow champagne in a buzzing atmosphere. You’re sure to leave with a happy heart and stomach!

Duddell’s, 3-4/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 9191, www.duddells.co

Tien Yi Chinese Restaurant – Best for Family Gatherings

A firm favourite amongst the team is Tien Yi in Pacific Place. Always bustling with family gatherings on the weekend, it’s a great spot to bring visitors as the unique and modern takes on the old classics are (dare we say!) better than the original. A must-order for us is the Fried Rice Rolls with XO Sauce served in a piping hot stone bowl. Sumptuous and totally satisfying. Another great option is the Korean Kimchi Chicken Spring Rolls – crunchy, tart and a slightly spicy. You also can’t go wrong with ordering the Honey Stewed Barbecue Pork aka char siu. At a reasonable, but slightly higher cost than typical dim sum, this spot is worth it for the special dishes and friendly staff.

Tien Yi Chinese Restaurant, Shop 003, Level G1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.tienyirestaurant.com

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Dragon-i – Best for Free-flow Dim Sum!

This iconic nightclub in Hong Kong promises to serve excellence on a platter (or a bamboo basket…) with its succulent dumplings including chilli pork and Shanghainese! It may not be the most authentic dim sum experience in the city, but we can’t argue with the free-flow deal, cool vibe and fancy drinks.

Dragon-i,  UG/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong,3110 1222, www.facebook.com/dragonihongkong

Fook Lam Moon – Best for Spotting VIP’s

This upscale restaurant offers dim sum lovers truly classical Cantonese fare. With its reputation for hosting some of the cities highest fliers, it’s the place to see and be seen. It’s not without reason that this Michelin-starred restaurant is known as the “tycoon’s canteen”. They serve Cantonese dishes alongside traditional and authentic dim sum, made to perfection.

Fook Lam Moon, 35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2866 0663

Fook Lam Moon, 53-59 Kimberly Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2366 0286, www.fooklammoon-grp.com/en#restaurants

Dim Sum Square – Best For a Cheap and Quick Lunch

If you’re simply looking for a local dim sum dining experience, opt for Dim Sum Square for its old-fashioned and wallet-friendly dumplings and other dim sum delights! Good for a quick lunch or midday bite, dim sum here is satisfying and definitely a great value for money.

Dim Sum Square, G/F, 88 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2851 8088

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WEEKENDER: Secret Theatre Project Mayhem HK, Rosé Sunset 2017 #2 and more

What’s on this weekend…

 

Another weekend is upon us and there’s plenty in store to kick off November! Whether you’re booking tickets to the craziest immersive theatre project in town, enjoying festival vibes in DB, sipping on rosé, or getting into the festive spirit, we hope you have a good one!

Read more: 10 Events For Your Diary this November

weekender Secret Theatre Project Mayhem HK

Secret Theatre Project Mayhem HK

Do you appreciate the arts, and love a little thrill every now and then? Take part in this enjoyable, high-energy hit with the much-loved Secret Theatre as it makes its way back to Hong Kong. Starting tonight, Project Mayhem will completely immerse its guests, encouraging them along the way to interact with the characters’ surroundings. Step out of your comfort zone and into a marvellous fantasy as this production takes you to the wildest parts of town, giving you a storytelling experience at a secret warehouse location.

When: Friday, 3 November, at 8:15pm – continues until Sunday, 10 December, with matinee shows at 3pm and evening shows at 8:15pm
Where: Secret location!
How much: $850 per person or $1,600 per person, which includes a three-course dinner by The Butchers Club. Get your tickets here!

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The Big Picnic

Kick off festival season this weekend with The Big Picnic. Brimming with new, local talent, market stalls and special performances, along with food from the likes of Pizza Express, Mavericks, Cali-Mex and more, don’t miss out on this multicultural community concert… It’s definitely worth the ferry ride to DB!

When: Saturday, 4 November, 10am to 10pm
Where: Discovery Bay Beach, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $100 – purchase your wristband here, with a generous percentage of proceeds going to selected Hong Kong-based charities.

weekender St. John’s Cathedral: Charity Christmas Card & Handicraft Fair

St. John’s Cathedral: Charity Christmas Card & Handicraft Fair

It’s never too early to start holiday shopping, so why not get into the season at this year’s Christmas Card & Handicraft Fair? The best bit? You’ll be spreading love along the way by supporting a charitable cause, as all proceeds go to different Hong Kong charities (who will also have stalls there). Don’t forget to check out The Lion Rock Press for all your Hong Kong-themed presents.

When: Saturday, 4 November, 10am to 5pm
Where: Li Hall, St. John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

Read more: Christmas 2017: Holiday Fairs and Christmas Markets in Hong Kong

weekender The Movement Market

The Movement Market

In partnership with RUMI XGuavaPass and The Vibe Tribe, The Movement Market’s last event in the series is this weekend. Full of movement and yoga classes, brought to you by Hong Kong’s finest Yogis and fitness instructors, it will also feature pop-ups from the likes of Yarn in the WorksHonestly GreenNOW no waste and more.

When:  Saturday, 4 November, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Where: MANA! Cafe, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: A day ticket and one classis $200. A day ticket and two classes is $350. Get your tickets here!

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Rosé Sunset 2017 #2

Calling all rosé lovers! Unwind this Saturday in Repulse Bay at the second instalment of Rosé Sunset. Enjoy the stunning beach view, while sipping on free-flow drinks from 4pm to 6pm. Check out music from live DJs, nosh on delicious bites and make sure to snag some goodies!

When: Saturday, 4 November, 4pm to 10pm
Where: the pulse, 28, Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $100, which includes entrance and one drink. $220, which includes free-flow rosé, beers and Aperol Spritz from 4pm to 6pm. Get your tickets here!

weekender A Tale of Shattered Innocence with the UN Refugee Agency

A Tale of Shattered Innocence with the UN Refugee Agency

Join the United Nations Refugee Agency as it transforms Lee Tung Avenue into a deeply personal experiential space. Put on your headphones and enter a whole different reality as you escape with Nadima, a 13-year-old girl on a harrowing journey through war-torn South Sudan. Listening to this innocent tale made up of brutal experiences will definitely alter your perceptions towards the state of refugees in the world today.

When: Saturday, 4 November and Sunday, 5 November, 10am to 10pm
Where: Central Piazza of Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

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Famous in Hoboken! {New Jersey} Devils Among Us: Keith Kinkaid & Stefan Noesen

Sure Hoboken is only slightly larger than a square mile, but with teams in all major professional sports nearby, you might have no idea you just walked past a professional athlete on your stroll down Washington St… That’s why we decided to launch a new segment highlighting the stars among us, and what they love about Hoboken! Our first installment of “Famous in Hoboken” features 2 members of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils (who at 9-2 are off to their best start in franchise history). We recently caught up with Goalie Keith Kinkaid and Right Winger Stefan Noesen at Cadillac Cantina (their favorite bar) to find out what they love about living in Hoboken, their pre-game rituals, drinks of choice, and more. Check it out!

 

 

Know someone famous living in Hoboken that you think we should interview for an upcoming segment? Let us know in the comments on Instagram: @hobohappyhours


Written by John Connell

John‘s going on his 5th year living in The Mile Square. His talents include napping, eating sunflower seeds, growing a neckbeard, Ja Rule karaoke, and napping. Although knee injuries have slowed him down, he’s currently working his way back onto the field. An avid sports fan, the only thing he enjoys more than attending a game, is the beach.  Don’t let the knee injury fool you though, he can still get down on the dance floor!

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Hoboken Weekend {Drinking} Guide: 11/2/17 – 11/5/17

Thursday 11/2/17

Gang Green Viewing Party @ Shepherd & The Knucklehead

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This weekend’s ESPN Bud Light Gang Green viewing party kicks off at 7 pm. Team 98.7 ESPN will be on hand giving away cool Gang Green and ESPN tailgate items, and WWE 2K18.

Karaoke @ Hotel Victor

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Karaoke from 8pm-12am! Come by and sing your favorite tunes off-key!

 

Friday 11/3/17

Yappy Hour @ The Ale House

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All dogs welcome! $5 wristbands at the door for drink specials. 100% of wristband proceeds benefit Liberty Humane Society.

B Street Band, Unlimited Breadsticks, & Ross Sandler & The Love Network @ Willie McBride’s

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Enjoy live music all night long with 3 bands at Willie McBride’s, featuring: B Street Band, Unlimited Breadsticks, & Ross Sandler & The Love Network. Starts at 8pm.

 

Saturday 11/4/17

Mula with Daniel Thomas, DJ Treadway @ Maxwell’s

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Doors open at 8:30pm, show begins at 9pm. Get tickets now!

UFC 217 w/ Frankie Edgar @ The Ainsworth

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Frankie “The Answer” Edgar is hosting UFC 217 at The Ainsworth on Saturday, 11/4! Come in and watch the fights with him! Get your tickets here.

 

Sunday 11/5/17

Football Sunday @ Biggie’s

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Along with the many food specials, check out Biggie’s to watch the game with these beer and shots specials:

  • $3 Domestic Drafts
  • $4 Import Drafts
  • $5 Craft Beer Drafts
  • $25 Craft Can Beer Buckets
  • $1 Signature Score Shots for every Jets or Giants TD
  • $5 Jack Daniels
  • $5 Jack Daniels Fire & Honey
  • $5 Fireball
  • $5 Jameson
  • $8 Patron Silver

Football Sunday Funday @ The Shannon

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Check out all the Football Specials to add a little Funday to your Sunday:

  • $2 Mimosas
  • $3 Domestic Pints
  • $5 Manmosas
  • $5 Aunt Nancy’s Bloody Mary
  • $7 Uncle Mike’s Pickle Back
  • $11 Pitchers
  • Order Hansel ‘n Griddle to your seat! 15% off your order and $5 plates of wings!

Written by Rachel Willson

Originally from Upstate New York, Rachel moved to Hoboken two years ago to pursue her passion for all things marketing and fashion. Rachel lives for her weekends and takes pride in making sure all her friends social calendars are full. In her free time, when she isn’t crossing off items on her Hoboken bucket list, Rachel is typically finding joy in things out of her budget, speaking fluently in sarcasm, and crawling her way down Washington St. because yesterday was leg day.

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The Macau Foodie Bucket List: Dishes You Have to Try

Macau must-eats!

 

We’re always searching for new bites around the city, so why not venture further afield (if only by ferry!) and start ticking these off of your foodie bucket list? Our Macau expert, Sally Victoria Benson shares with us this month, her must-try dishes and go-to morsels…

Minchi 

Minchi is a local Macanese treasure and my number one on this foodie bucket list. While very famous locally, I’m often surprised by how many people visit Macau and neglect this cultural foodie gem. Every Macanese family has their secret recipe for this iconic dish and the kitchens still serving it today have been serving it for generations. Macanese cuisine blends Portuguese, Chinese, Indian and Malay all into one, so you know this combination of rich flavors means it’s going to be delish! Minchi is essentially minced beef or pork, mixed with deep fried potatoes and served on a bed of steamed rice with a fried egg! I know it sounds simple but the meat is sautéed with a mix of herbs and sauces that create its famous flavoring. If you are really looking to try the real taste of Macau, then Minchi is a must. A lot of restaurants near the A-Ma Temple, Rua de Campo and Senado Square are serving authentic Macanese Minchi and other dishes.

The Pork Chop Bun—(Chu Pa Bao)

The pork chop bun is one of the most famous snacks in Macau both for locals and those visiting. There is a range of shops around Macau selling the iconic street snack and most follow a similar recipe in taste. It’s essentially a grilled pork chop marinated lightly with garlic and ginger served in a fresh white bun. My personal favourite spot to pick one up is out on Hac Sa Beach near the barbecue stalls outside the infamous Fernando’s. They cook the pork chop freshly in front of you on the barbecue and you can eat at the stall or take to the beach to enjoy. While it’s not a culinary jewel of the city, nothing is more iconic than this famous street snack.

While on the subject of the pork chop bun, we should also mention the famous pineapple bun. This sweet bun has no actual pineapple inside it but it’s coated with a sugary cookie top. The name comes from its appearance; the bun’s upper layer is made to resemble a pineapple! Most cha chaan tengs have the pork chop bun and pineapple bun on their menu or in the bakery section of the café. Look around Senado Square in the center, or Rua do Cunha in Taipa Village.

Waffles

Anyone who has lived in Macau long enough knows about “the waffle places” but for those just visiting for the day they can be easily missed among the crowds or confused as a run down stall when the crowds disperse. There are only a few remaining in the city and all are family run and handed down through the generations. It’s a great on the go snack to have while touring around the Senado Square, St Paul’s Ruins or the Red Market Area. Also look for the hoards of school kids if you are visiting on a weekday- every child loves to buy these as they walk home from school. The waffles are made before your eyes and are perfectly crispy, yet warm and fluffy. They are served drizzled with huge amounts of condensed milk and peanut butter so you need to speak quickly to ensure you keep it plain if that’s how you prefer it. At only HKD$8 it’s a very tasty bargain!!

Hing Yi Waffle Stall, Patio das Flores Alley, and G/F, Centro Comercial Teatro Capitol, Rua de Pedro Nolasco da Silva, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau

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Coffee

Macau has long been a home to milk tea but lately coffee has played such a prominent part in the innovation of the Macau food and beverage scene that it’s almost hard to keep up. Every month a new coffee shop pops up somewhere around the city. This hipster-themed coffee trend has resulted in some beautiful and artisan spots.

I’m a regular at Quarter Square in Taipa Village, Terra Coffee House and Communal Table in Central Macau, Rethink Coffee Roasters over in NAPE and Single Origin on Macau side. If you are looking for a coffee bar at nighttime, Crazy Barista is an evening coffee house targeting those who need their nighttime coffee fix! Most are owned and run by local Chinese and Macanese people so you will be truly supporting local entrepreneurs and businesses by buying coffee here and stopping by to check out their shop. Some are incredibly instagram-worthy and a quick search on geo tags will show you why.

Quarter Square, 89 Largo Maia de Magalhães, Taipa, +853 2857 6914 or +853 6290 5138, www.facebook.com/quartersquare

Terra Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau, +853 2893 7943, www.facebook.com/terracoffee

Rethink Coffee Roasters GF-H Tsui Fung Building, Tai Fung Plaza, 76 R. de Berlim, Alamenda Doutor Carlos D’Assumpção, +853 6356 3838, www.facebook.com/rethinkcoffeeroasters

Single Origin GF 19 Rua de Abreu Nunes, Macau +853 6698 7475, www.facebook.com/singleorigincoffee

Crazy Barista Edificio Wai Son, 9 R. da Tercena, +853 6689 8052, www.facebook.com/853mpg

Almond Biscuits and Pork Jerky

These classic Macau foods are some of the most popular souvenirs and are found everywhere in Macau but mostly around tourist spots. Many of the shops leading up to the Ruins not only sell boxes but also allow you to sample many different flavors and variations of the original almond biscuit. While not a favourite of everyone, I dare you to walk past and not even try one; it’s almost impossible not to. The pork jerky on the other hand is the perfect snack on the go. Usually served and sold cold I prefer it when it’s hot off the press, you can really taste the mix of flavors best. I recommend the pepper, bone or garlic versions and prefer the pork over beef and lamb but they give free samples so try them all and then decide. Pastelaria Koi Kei Bakery is a chain with many outlets around town and they carry both the almond biscuits and meat jerky.

Price: MOP $69 – 149/pound (depending on what flavor and what type of meat)

Pastelaria Koi Kei Bakery Rua de S. Paulo, No.23AA-23AB,R/C, Macau, +853 2835 8230, www.koikei.com

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Golden Egg Biscuits

Another local favourite but not nearly as popular with the tourists are the golden egg biscuits. While I’m not clear on the origin of the name, they do look like golden flat biscuits. Made from egg yolk, flour, sugar and butter, these are not as fancy as the very popular Almond cookies but still worth a try. I personally prefer them as they aren’t as sweet and if you are lucky to find the guy making them fresh in Senado square near the fountain under the huge white Santa da Misericordia building, you must line up for a bag full. It doesn’t look special, in fact it doesn’t even look that presentable, but the golden egg biscuits are a beloved local delicacy with a touch of history attached to them and I love them.

Fusion Cafés

Macau is home to an array of Fusion cafés that have blended local flavours and cooking techniques to create menus to suit over 30 million tourists that pass through this tiny city each year. This unique blend of creativity and meeting the tourist demands of what “local food is” has produced some interesting cafés. You will find them in every area of the city these days and luckily most come with English menus. These are a few of my favourites but it really depends what you feel like and what area you are exploring: Hidden Café, La one Kitchenette, Miss M Food, Joy of Living Café.

Hidden Café, GF-A Weng On Building, 31 Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira, Macau, +853 2835 2561, www.facebook.com/Hiddencafemacau

La One Kitchenette 8 Rua Central, Macau  +853 2856 5656, www.facebook.com/LaOneKit

Miss M Food, GF 6E Rua de S. Lourenço, Macau +853 6560 0232,  www.facebook.com/MissMFood

Joy of Living Café, Chon Va Building, 72-74 Estr. do Repouso, Macau, +853 6361 2723, www.facebook.com/joycafe

Tofu Pudding

You might think you have tried tofu pudding before and maybe you have, but the tofu pudding in Macau is the best I’ve tasted. Smoother, fresher and softer, it’s a great way to start off your morning as a light breakfast or mid morning snack. Also known as Soya bean curd custard, it’s sold at many old cafés around the city. Have it plain or with a bit of syrup, depending on your personal taste. It’s served hot or cold and usually under MOP$10.

U Tac Hong, 19D Rua da Madeira, Macau Peninsula, Macau, China, 852-28920598

The Macau Foodie Bucket List: Dishes You Have to Try

Tarts (and not just the Portuguese egg one)

While not a hidden gem, no foodie bucket list is complete without mentioning the famous Macau Egg Tart. Almost everyone traveling to Macau knows to stop by somewhere and try one. There are many places selling these “Egg Tarts” but not all tarts are created equal. The origins of the Macau Egg Tart, which is a cross between the famous Pastel De Nata in Portugal and an English custard tart, are traced back to Lord’s Stow’s Bakery in Coloane. Another great place to try a range of local tarts is San Hou Lei, located on Rua do Cunha (Goon Ya Gai) in Old Taipa Village you can find traditional Egg Tarts, fresh milk tarts, bird’s nest tarts, and coconut tarts straight from the oven. If you cant make it out to Coloane, Margarets Café e Nata in central Macau is a great spot to pick up some egg tarts or its chocolate version, you wont miss her shop, the lines are always out the door but they move fast.

Lord Stow’s Bakery 1 Rua do Tassara, Coloane, Macau +853 2888 2534, www.lordstow.com

Margaret’s Cafe e Nata Kam Loi Building, 17B Rua do Comandante Mata e Oliveira, Avenida ee Almeida Ribeiro, Macau, www.facebook.com/Margarets-Café-e-Nata

San Hou Lei 13–14 Rua do Regedor, Macau, +853 2882 7373

Portuguese Food

Fans of Portuguese cuisine are in luck. This tiny city luckily still has so many great places still up and running. While all claim to offer authentic dishes, it really depends on your standards and what you like. As someone who has eaten Portuguese food both in Portugal and for over 20 years in Macau there are a few places you can’t miss.

On Macau Island side, Casa do Porco Preto is a restaurant run by Portuguese people from the Alentejo region. As the name of the restaurant implies, the real star of the menu is the Porco Preto (black pork), but guests will find the menu full of options and very reasonably priced. Another favourite on Macau side, just before you hit the path up to the Ruins is Mariazinha – operated by people from Porto in Portugal’s northern region, serve the famous Francesinha – an Oporto delicacy made of bread, meats and cheese topped with a special sauce but they also have all the traditional dishes one would expect. On Taipa side you have Antonio’s, a Taipa institution located in the heart of Taipa Village, its seafood rice is the best in Macau. If you are after Portuguese cuisine mixed with some Macanese dishes then head on over to Café Litoral located in the Village as well. And of course there is the famous Fernando’s out in Coloane. After all these years the food is still fantastic (even if the service isn’t up to scratch!).

Casa do Porco Preto Rua do Almirante Sergio, 310, Fong Son San Chun, Bloco V R/C, Macau, +853 2896 6313, www.facebook.com/porcodopreto

Mariazinha  Tak Fat Building8 Rua do Monte, no. 8, Tak Fat Building, Macau, +853 2835 7558, www.facebook.com/Mariazinha

Fernando’s 9 Hac Sa Beach, Coloane, +853 2888 2264, www.fernando-restaurant.com

Antonio 7 R. dos Clerigos, Taipa, +853 2899 9998, antoniomacau.comwww.facebook.com/AntonioRestaurantMacau

The Dragon Beard Candy

A very popular after school snack for kids in Macau, this local candy has been around for decades. Also known as “Chinese Cotton Candy”, it’s a handmade traditional art of China. It has a rich, sweet flavor with a chewy texture containing crushed peanuts, shredded coconut and white sesame seeds. You can find it all over in Macau, but in the more traditional local areas. There is a traditional local patisserie shop selling it for MOP $25/box of 9pcs located inside the Rotunda de Carlos da Maia in the Three Lamps District, around the Red Market area. The owner has 40 years of experience in making the Dragon Beard Candy and also sells black sesame soup for MOP $15/bowl at Yeng Kee Bakery in Broadway Macau and The Venetian.

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Movember 2017: Events Happening Around Hong Kong

‘Tache time!

 

When my dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2015 my heart broke. Luckily though, he was fortunate; surgery removed the cancer and he’s now as heathy as I’ve ever known him. But prostate cancer is still the most common cancer amongst men, and equates to approximately 8% of all diagnosed cancers. It’s likely that someone you know has been, or will be, affected.

Therefore, I LOVE Movember; a worldwide charity movement that encourages men to get sponsored to grow a Moustache throughout November. Not only is it for a great cause, but the results are often hilarious (sorry, boys!) and it makes for some great fun. It’s a fantastic way to raise money and awareness, as men notice the influx of facial hair in offices and bars, which kick starts much needed discussions about men’s health (let’s face it, men aren’t the best for talking about this). Raising awareness is a huge part of tackling prostate cancer as many men go undiagnosed, refusing to visit a doctor to discuss their symptoms.

Now in its fourth official year in Hong Kong, our local Movember campaign focuses on raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer in Hong Kong, and the funds raised stay here, which means the campaign serves to make a real difference in the local community.

Read more: Sassy Supports: The Movember Foundation

So, what’s happening around Hong Kong?

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Gaucho

Getting right into the “spirit” of things, Gaucho is offering eight new cocktails inspired by different moustache styles. The “Mo” cocktails are all named after the moustache styles suggested in this year’s official Movember style-guide, and will be priced at $128 each. The restaurant will also be offering a free glass of Argentinian sparkling wine to anyone with a moustache on Sunday, 19 November!

Gaucho, 5th Floor, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 2386 8090, www.gauchorestaurants.com/restaurants/hong-kong

Beef and Liberty

The newest addition to the Beef & Liberty menu, El Cabrón ($118), will act as the restaurants Movember hamburger, and in fiery support of this good cause, for every one sold, $5 will be donated. This charitable donation will also be given for each burger sold at Beef & Liberty’s Food Truck, and a special Movember Set Lunch (12pm to 3pm), will be available throughout November. For $168, get an El Cabrón, fries and a drink, and $5 will be donated to the Movember Foundation.

The restaurant is also hosting a Mo Quiz Night on Tuesday, 14 November, along with an End of Mo Party on Thursday, 30 November. For more information on any of the events, be sure to check out Beef & Liberty’s Facebook page!

Beef & Liberty, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, 3/F, California Tower Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2450 5778, www.beef-liberty.com/hk

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208 Duecento Otto

For Movember’s launch on Wednesday, 1 November, 208’s weekly event, Highballs and Meatballs, will be getting a makeover! At Mo Balls and Meatballs expect the usual high balls and bar snacks for $50, along with Hong Kong barber, Afer Law (from Handsome Factory), on hand to provide complimentary shave downs for all Movember participants. Clean canvases start here, boys, with 10% of sales from the evening donated to the Movemeber Foundation!

Along with the launch event, throughout November at 208, all sales of the espresso martini, ($90) will see $30 going to the Movember Foundation, along with a complimentary moustache for anyone who buys one. Share a picture with the hashtag #movemberhk and tag @movember to start the conversation and raise more awareness for this great cause.

MoTinis will also be available at all JIA Group restaurants including Aberdeen Street Social and Potato Head for the full month.

208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, 2549 0208, www.208.com.hk

Rhoda

On Saturday, 25 November, Rhoda’s monthly event The Whole Hog will become The Whole ‘Mo. Tickets are $320 for unlimited servings of Middle White Pork, and accompanying veggies, along with two-hours of free flow for an additional $238.

Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Rd W, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, 2177 5050, www.rhoda.hk

Coyote

Coyote is giving us a great excuse for a night out this month, with 10% from the sale of ALL drinks throughout November being donated to the charity. It will also be getting the month off to a great start with a launch party on Wednesday, 1 November from 7pm.

Coyote, 114-120 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2861 2221, www.coyote.com.hk

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What’s New In The 852: Pirata Group’s 100 Day Pop-Up, Butcher’s Club Burger Truck and more

Promos, Deals and New Places To Eat

 

In keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, we want to keep you up to date on all the new restaurants, lunch and brunch menus and pop ups in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. And because we want you to find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:

New Restaurants
New Bars
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop Ups

New Restaurants

Pasta Zone

This brand-new Kwun Tong resto is going all out to bring fresh, Italian-made goods to the 852. Featuring only Italian items on the menu, all pastas and sauces are either flown or shipped in from Italy. You will find starters such as parma ham and melon, ranging from $30 to $40, and mains, including almost every traditional Italian pasta you know (spaghetti and meatballs, anyone?). Dishes range from $68 (most pasta items) to $75 (ravioli). Its on-site produce section lets customers shop for everything from pasta, to vinegar, to Italian cheeses and more. Although the restaurant is only open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, private parties can book the venue after 7:30pm, with seats for up to 30 people.

Pasta Zone, Unit J, 1/F, Block 3 Camel Paint Building No.60, Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, www.pastazone.hk

666 Boat Noodle Pro

This new, local (the menu is in Chinese), restaurant has popped up near HKU offering “Thai street food” that is reasonably priced at just $20 to $25 for rice or noodles. We hear that portion sizes are a bit small, so be prepared to order more than one. Almost everything on the menu is under $50, so that alone makes it worth checking out!

666 Boat Noodle Pro, G/F, Chung Ah Mansion, 366 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong

Fung Choi

Another very local spot is Fung Choi (the menu is also in Chinese) but like 666 Boat Noodle Pro, most menu items are below $50.

Fung Choi, A, G/F, 41 Jordan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong

New Bars

Yojimbo

Meaning “bouncer” or “bodyguard” in Japanese, this soon-to-open nightclub bar is cloaked in mystery. We hear it will only be serving cocktails, and will be located in Central. Stay tuned…

Yojimbo, Shop Numbers 2-7, UG/F., 37-43 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.diningconcepts.com/restaurants/Yojimbo

New Locations

Flaming Frango’s

Recently moving from Staunton Street to a new, bigger location in SoHo, Flaming Frango’s new Elgin Street home is not to be missed. Along with the move, the new space features an upstairs area (used for frequent quiz nights!), along with a private space for bookings and a brand new menu. We recently tested out some dishes and along with loving the juicy signature Piri-piri Chicken, couldn’t get enough of the Piri-piri Prawns – flame grilled to perfection, the succulent and delicious prawns literally fell out of their shells. Along with some tasty Porcini Mushroom and Truffle Croquettes, it was the perfect start to our Flaming Frango’s feast!

Flaming Frango’s, 55 G/F, 55 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.flamingfrango.com

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Emack & Boilio’s

Everyone’s favourite ice cream shop is coming to Wan Chai this month and to celebrate will be giving out free ice cream! Head to Lee Tung Avenue on Saturday, 10 November from 2pm to get your scoop. All you have to do is like E&B on Facebook and Instagram and one free scoop in a cup or standard sugar cone is yours! (for the first 300 customers).

Emack & Boilio’s, Shops G09 & G10, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.emackandboliohk.com

Feather & Bone

Opening up its fourth location in the trendy Sai Ying Pun, Feather & Bone are quickly taking over the city! Known for its selection of high quality ingredients, including premium meats, fish and deli items, the new location will also offer a sprawling dining room, with the restaurant serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner and more from 7am ‘til late.

Feather & Bone, Shop 1, G/F Commercial Accommodation, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, www.featherandbone.com.hk

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Flamingo Bloom Tea

Fan of tea? Head to Flamingo Bloom’s new flagship location in TST, for its wide range of speciality hand-crafted floral teas. Try the refreshing new additions such as the Chrysanthemum Pu’er ($23), Honey Orchid ($29), and Highland Oolong ($23) for a range of all-natural flavours and nutritional benefits. Perfect for the upcoming winter, you may choose to have the teas prepared hot or cold. The best part? If you go in the month November, the cafe’s new TST location will be offering happy hours everyday from 3pm to 7pm with a 50% off on your second drink!

Flamingo Bloom, G/F, 18 Cameron Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2483 1778, www.flamingo-bloom.com

Special Menus and Offers

Chef Heinz at Alto 88

The Michelin-starred chef, Heinz Beck, is back again to offer his guests a splendid Italian dining experience. For just three days, Alto 88 will have a four-course lunch ($988) and six-course dinner menu ($2,088) consisting of various must-try dishes such as the Brittany Blue Lobster Medallion and freshly cooked Chapon Tortellini with Pumpkin Puree. To top it off, pair the dessert, Hazelnut Planet, with some world-class wine as you enjoy stunning views of the city.

Alto 88, Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 31/F, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2837 1799, www.hongkong.regalhotel.com

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Aberdeen Street Social

Aberdeen Street Social’s ‘Social Supper’ features two courses of modern cuisine for just $280. Offering a playful mix of old favourites and fresh ideas, Executive Chef Chris Whitmore is set to impress. Begin with it’s classic country style house-baked bread and whipped butter, and pick your desired entrée and main. Options for main courses include a 10-ounce rib eye steak or grilled half Maine lobster. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention the G&T Friday deal… $50 tipples all day.

Aberdeen Street Social, G/F, JPC, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk

Grassroots Pantry

Grassroots Pantry has released a new menu, catering to plant-based diets as it enhances its meals to be even more green and nutritious! Be sure to try its new and limited veggie Beyond Burger patty in the veg-friendly Sichuan Mala Burger ($138) that tastes exactly like any ordinary beef patty!

Grassroots Pantry, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2873 3353, www.grassrootspantry.com

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Elite Dining Week

From Thursday, 9 until Thursday, 19 November, DiningCity brings to you specially crafted menus from over 30 of Hong Kong’s high-end restaurants including Tosca and ZUMA. Indulge in some of the finest dishes such as Murasaki’s Simmered Abalone or Sun Tung Lok’s Roasted Pig stuffed with Minced Shrimp and Hokkaido Sea Cucumber.

Multiple locations across Hong Kong, check link for more info

Buenos Aires Polo Club

Serving up an extra special set-dinner, meat lovers will want to head over to BA Polo Club and try out the new prime rib dinner. The three-course feast begins with hot and cold starters, before moving onto the epic prime rib which is carved at the table and served with classic sides of mashed potatoes, green beans and creamed spinach. Priced at $488 per person, the dinner is available for parties of four or more with reservations 48 hours in advance, email reservations@bapoloclub.com or call 2321 8681 to book!

Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bapoloclub.com

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Cé La Vi

Join Cé La Vi for its bold menu consisting of new Japanese-style dishes infused with Asian flavours specially prepared by new Executive Chef Jason Au. The nine-course tasting menu is priced at $888 per person and will showcase the new chef’s signature style with dishes such as Line Caught Snapper with coriander and jalapeno dressing, red onion, cucumber and a Coconut and Cinnamon Tart, with cream cheese, umeshu gel, fresh mango, coconut and lime ice cream.

Cé La Vi, 25/F California Tower, 36, 30 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong, 3700 2300, www.hk.celavi.com

Café Siam

Our go-to Thai resto is getting a healthy makeover! Cafe Siam is partnering with Kim Murphy, Asia’s leading culinary nutritionist, to offer a brand new 10-dish menu of delicious and healthy delights. With many veggie friendly options, and all dishes promising to be high in nutrition with great flavour, whilst being low in sodium, salt and sugar, we can’t wait to try them, paired with one of the restaurant’s selection of healthy detox drinks.

Café Siam, 2/F-3/F, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

Café Siam, G/F, 38 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.cafesiam.com.hk

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ON Dining Kitchen and Lounge

It’s game on at ON Dining this season! Welcoming the cooler months in style, Chef Philippe Orrico is launching a new seasonal menu of hare, wild boar and more. Celebrating several under-appreciated meats, the menu will feature dishes such as a comforting Tuscan Wild Boar Stew ($328), a whole roasted Colvert Duck ($988) and the show-stopping Lievrè à La Royale ($528), made with wild hare.

ON Dining Kitchen and Lounge, 29/Floor, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.ontop.hk

XTC Gelato

Just because the weather’s cooling down doesn’t mean that we’re going to stop eating our favourite dessert! XTC is bringing in the autumn/winter season with a host of new flavours, which will be available from now through until February. Our favourites include the Baked Apple Crumble Gelato and the Spicy Chocolate Gelato! ($39 for a single scoop, $49 for a double scoop and $59 for a triple scoop).

XTC Gelato, various locations across Hong Kong, www.xtc.com.hk

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Fang Fang

Fang Fang’s New Asian Brunch Fiesta is brimming with delectable dishes, including an extensive list of meaty and vegetarian options. Running every Saturday from 12pm to 3pm. The brunch is priced at just $398 for food, with an additional $50 to enjoy the non-alcoholic beverage package (including flavoured iced teas, soft drinks and more), or $160 for the premium beverage package (includes unlimited access to the Alcoholic Iced Tea Station, Bloody Mary Station, Rhubarb and Peach Bellini, selected champagne, wines, sake and more).

Fang Fang, 8/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, Central, www.fangfang.com.hk

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Mexus

Indulge in a creative lunch buffet menu at Mexus with its selection of seasonal platters and fresh meats in the new all-you-can-eat buffet ($138). You can opt to add on additional dishes starting from $28 if they would like to try out mains such as the Lemon Sole Fillet (add $38) or Black Truffle Risotto (add $48). Along with the meaty mains, Mexus also offers vegetarian dishes such as the signature burger, Angel (add $58), consisting of a pumpkin and whole grain patty, avocado and a side of sweet potato fries.

Mexus, 6/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2896 6118, www.mexus.hk

Dining City’s Bottomless Brunch Special

Fall into a food coma with Hong Kong’s Brunch Weekend… Book a brunch before Sunday, 12 November and receive a buy one get the second 50% off at 40 top restaurants in town. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to unwind, check out the full list of restaurants participating here.

Various locations and restaurants around Hong Kong

Pop Ups

BALLS

Have you #GotBalls? Well, with Pirata Group’s latest pop-up, for the next 100-days Hong Kongers will be able to get some all day! The new quirky concept opened just yesterday and will run until Thursday, 8 February, serving up a selection of dishes from our favourite Pirata Group restos. The menu includes The Optimist’s Fishballs ($140), Pirata’s famous meatballs in Rossi’s Stefano’s Big Sub ($120), and of course Pici’s Ste Palle (spaghetti and meatballs) ($130), just to name a few. We’re also eyeing up the Sweet Balls ($50), which are cinnamon jam doughnuts, served with a vanilla custard sauce!

BALLS, G/F, 5 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/piratagotballs

Butcher’s Club Burger Truck

This month, The Butcher’s Club launches a new state-of-the-art food truck that specifically caters to a new addition of sliders on its menu, including Crispy Fried Chicken, Vegan Sloppy Joe and Pulled Pork ($40 each). If you fancy ribs, you can choose the new signature Chargrilled Australian Black Angus Rib Fingers ($35) as a slider with The Butcher Club’s Classic Burger ($80). This highly anticipated dining experience is not to be missed!

For details on The Butchers Club Burgers food truck’s location click here

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Rhoda Presents St. John With Richard Turner & St John Wines

Start the new month with a bang at the extra-special pop up dinner happening next week at Rhoda! Celebrating “bloody good food and wine”, the five night pop-up dinner series (from Tuesday, 7 November, until Saturday, 11 November) will feature a medley of dishes created by Fergus Henderson (St. JOHN, London), Nate Green (Rhoda), Richard Turner (Hawksmoor, London) and Trevor Gulliver (St. JOHN Wines), as an ode to Henderson’s signature ‘nose to tail’ cooking. We had an early preview tasting and couldn’t get enough of the crispy pig’s cheek and chicory starter, along with the traditional sherry trifle pud! Tickets are priced at $1,650 and include a four course dinner and a special selection of St. JOHN wines, get your tickets here! If you miss the promotion, Nathan Green’s three-course set dinner is a quick way to still get a taste of his distinctive way of “live fire” cooking. The menu changes daily, but favourites (like the Rack of grass-fed Australian lamb) are in store!

Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.rhoda.hk

Sook x House of Madison by Mina Park

Following on from the success of last months #CookForSyria banquet, the campaign is continuing this month with another extra special dinner. Set to be a family-style feast, complete with delicious food and wine, inspired by the communal spirit and traditional dishes of Syria. The menu by Sook will be infused with Mina Park’s Korean heritage as well as the seasonal and local flavours of Hong Kong. Tickets will be $700 per person, get yours by emailing info@sook.hk or find more info here

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Double the ‘Za = Double the YES! Napoli’s Downtown Now Open {9 Photos}

The wait is over! Napoli’s officially opened their 2nd location in Hoboken today! As we were first to report back in April, Napoli’s downtown spot is located at the corner of 2nd and Clinton (133 Clinton St. to be exact). The purpose of adding a 2nd location is to help cut down the 90 minute wait times currently being experienced on Fridays and Saturdays at the Uptown location (1118 Washington St.). When all computer systems are set up (within the next 2 weeks), the wait time is expected to be cut in half!

Love Napoli’s but enjoy making your own ‘za? You’re in luck! Napoli’s dough, sauce, and dressings are all available for purchase. If you’ve got all of the skills, Napoli’s is currently looking to hire pizza makers.

Take a look inside the new spot, and be sure to check it out soon!

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Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, & Sunday: 11:30am-10pm

Tuesday: Closed

Thursday: 11:30am-11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am-Midnight


Written by John Connell

John‘s going on his 5th year living in The Mile Square. His talents include napping, eating sunflower seeds, growing a neckbeard, Ja Rule karaoke, and napping. Although knee injuries have slowed him down, he’s currently working his way back onto the field. An avid sports fan, the only thing he enjoys more than attending a game, is the beach.  Don’t let the knee injury fool you though, he can still get down on the dance floor!

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5 Reasons Why We Love Hoboken in {November}

1. Football Sundays

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Everybody in Hoboken loves Sundays! What better way to add to Sunday Funday than with Football Sunday? Whether you have a viewing party at your apartment or join the party at the bar, Football Sunday is the perfect excuse to pretend Monday isn’t happening this week.

 

2. Election Day

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This year’s election is a big one for our Mile Square because we elect Hoboken’s new mayor! This year Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 7th. Want to see improvements around Hoboken?  If you’re registered, be sure to get out there and vote!

 

3. Friendsgiving

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The only thing that could possibly be better than Thanksgiving dinner is Friendsgiving! Enjoy the meal again and with all your friends. Stay tuned for when we tell all the secrets on how to win at Friendsgiving this year.

 

4. Hoboken Turkey Trot

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The annual Hoboken Turkey Trot is happening on the waterfront this year on Saturday, November 18th. First race of the day is a 1-mile fun run at 9:30am followed by a 5K run at 10am. A portion of proceeds will benefit local charities in the City of Hoboken. You can register for the race here.

 

5. Thanksgiving Eve

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One of the biggest nights of the year to go out to the bars is Thanksgiving Eve. You’ll be sure to run into familiar faces since everyone you know will probably be out. This year be sure to check back in for our Thanksgiving Eve Guide to find out the best bar for you and your friends to go to!


Written by Rachel Willson

Originally from Upstate New York, Rachel moved to Hoboken two years ago to pursue her passion for all things marketing and fashion. Rachel lives for her weekends and takes pride in making sure all her friends social calendars are full. In her free time, when she isn’t crossing off items on her Hoboken bucket list, Rachel is typically finding joy in things out of her budget, speaking fluently in sarcasm, and crawling her way down Washington St. because yesterday was leg day.

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