In the News: Jersey Journal Reviews South House, Carvao BBQ Opens on Bergen Ave


**The Jersey Journal recently interviewed the team behind Jersey City’s South House restaurant. A Texas native, owner David Hohensee wants people to hang out and “just enjoy themselves,” whereas sister Stephanie Villarreal-Farid, the restaurant’s creative director, says the restaurant’s decor was inspired by their Southern and Spanish roots. Already, there are plans for a downstairs rec room and a music/concert venue inside the restaurant. I shared my initial thoughts here and on my last visit, the restaurant had already matured with faster service and a full dining and dessert menu. —Jersey Journal

**Looking for cuisine that’s further south? The recently-opened Carvao BBQ specializes in Brazilian meats and sausages, with many cuts flown straight from Brazil. Located on 686 Bergen Avenue, the restaurant offers a wide selection of BBQ and is already looking to expand to a second location in Hudson County. —

**The Films in Van Vorst Park Series continues Wednesday night with a free screening of 2014’s Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay. The movie begins at 8pm at Van Vorst Park. —Films in Van Vorst

**Think you know Jersey City? The Jersey City Independent is looking for two part time writers to cover community news and events/politics. The candidate should be a JC resident who’s not afraid to fact check, ask questions, and get their hands dirty. You can find further details at their site. —JCI