Neighborhood News: Edible Jersey Eat Drink Local Week Kicks Off Friday, The Citizen Relaunches Drinks/Food Menu

Bucket Bay Edible Week

**Edible Jersey is celebrating the local foods of the Garden State during its 5th Annual Eat Drink Local Week. From July 22 through July 31, over 50 participating restaurants across New Jersey will serve prix fixe and supplemental menus in addition to  their traditional fare. Participating restaurants in Jersey City include:

Bucket & Bay’s special menu will offer three salads including “The American,” “The Brit,” and “Tomatoes.” For the next two weekends, Bucket & Bay will also offer new “Egg Toasts” such as “The Balkan,” which includes two poached eggs on a 5-grain toast layered with a homemade dip made from grass-fed yogurt and white brined sheep’s milk cheese. New sweets will include “Aladdin’s Breakfast” — 5-grain toast covered in Brooklyn Sesame’s halva spread (made from ground sesame seeds and sweetened with raw honey) topped with a scoop of vanilla gelato. (Pictured above). —Edible Jersey

**The Citizen is relaunching this Saturday with a brand new cocktail and food menu. The food menu — courtesy of Chef Flo of Eemas Cuisine — will include 50-cent wing specials with seven different wing sauces, hand-cut Belgian-style smothered fries, and five 1/2 pound burger options. Cocktails will cost $7 all night including the Whiskey Smash, Manhattan, and Kentucky Mule. —The Citizen

**The Jersey City Free Public library will be renting T-Mobile ZTE Falcon portable hotspot devices at all nine of its branches. The 4G LTE devices create personal Wi-Fi hotspots wherever you go. Rentals will cost $5 and can last for up to 7 days. —

**FastBoy delivery has added five new restaurants to its ever-growing roster and it’s currently offering 15% off deliveries made from any of these new restaurants via coupon “NEWFIVE”. The restaurants are Hi-Fibar, Prince of Pizza, The Citizen, Hudson Play, and Taqueria Restaurant Oaxaca. —Jersey City Eats

**Mathews Food & Drink — the new American restaurant and bar taking over the former La Conguita space — recently posted on its Instagram account that it’s working on opening this fall. —Mathews

**The Hudson Kitchen’s next workshop will be held at the Hudson County Community College Library at 81 Sip Avenue on Tuesday, July 26. The workshop, taught by food industry expert Lauren Siegel, will focus on pricing your food for profitability. Food will be provided by Bread & Spoon. Tickets are $45 per person. —Hudson Kitchen

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