Best Things to Do in Jersey City Week of 11/13

Learn to decorate holiday cookies like a pro or grab dinner at the newly opened Oak on Pine — here’s a rundown of the best events happening in and around Jersey City this week.

Take in over 40 Belgian brews at the Belgium Beer & Food Fest (Monday)
Love a good Belgian beer? Through November 26, the Zeppelin Hall is celebrating all things Belgian with a new Belgium-inspired food and beer menu that includes over 40 Belgian beers.

Taste a rare Japanese whisky at Atlas (Tuesday)
The second installment of Atlas’ “At-Cost” series has arrived. Tonight at 7pm, you’ll be able to enjoy pours of Chichibu Distillery Ichiro’s Malt ‘Port Pipe — a Japanese single malt whisky — for $10.22 per pour.

Grab dinner at the newly opened Oak on Pine (Tuesday – Thursday)
The Oak on Pine is a new restaurant from the team behind Sam A.M. The BYOB restaurant, which is currently in soft open mode, sources all of its ingredients locally and will only be open Tuesday through Thursday via reservations.

Take in live jazz with your dinner at Talde (Wednesday)
Enjoy a night of Asian fusion eats while listening to a live jazz band during Talde’s Dinner & Jazz night. The band will play from 8pm to 9:30pm and an RSVP is required.

Enjoy whiskey and Game of Thrones at LSC After Dark (Thursday)
Combine your love of Game of Thrones with your love of whiskey at LSC After Dark’s Game of Thrones-inspired whiskey tasting. Tickets are $20 per person (or $25 at the door) and in classic Midnight Market style, food from local vendors will cost $5 per plate.

Preview Halifax’s new fall menu (Thursday)
Taste over 50 different wines and sample chef Seadon Shouse’s new fall menu at Halifax’s Taste of Fall Celebration. The restaurant — which specializes in Northeastern farm and coastal cuisine — will hold a cocktail-style reception where guests will enjoy dishes like Hudson Valley Duck Confit Flat Bread, Chestnut Soup Shooters, Smoked Mussel Crostini and more. Tickets are $29 per person.

Learn to decorate cookies with Jersey City Sweets (Friday)
Learn to decorate cookies like a pro with Jersey City Sweets’ cookie decorating class. Taught by Jersey City Sweets owner Jen Benyamine, the class will go over piping techniques and icing consistencies. Plus, you’ll get a batch of cookies to decorate and take home. Refreshments will be served and BYOB is also encouraged. Tickets are $50 for 12 cookies or $60 for 20 cookies.

Sip & Shop at the Brewshot Cafe (Friday)
Sample your favorite sweets, sip on some cocktails, and pre-order your desserts for the upcoming holidays at the Brewshot Cafe’s Holiday Sip & Shop. The event is free to attend and will spotlight local dessert and food vendors.

(Photo: Halifax)