Neighborhood News & Events: Chipotle Coming to Newport, Third & Vine Named Best Wine Bar in NJ


**A user on JCList has snapped some photos of a new Chipotle Mexican Grill opening in Newport at 525 Washington Boulevard (just steps away from the Pavonia Path station). The restaurant is slated to open its doors this summer. —JCList

**Hoboken’s Bwe Kafe (short for “drink coffee” in Haitian Creole) celebrated the grand opening of its first Jersey City storefront last week at 140 River Drive South in Newport. The shop specializes in Haitian coffee and each cup of coffee sold at Bwe Kafe goes toward helping Haiti with education and access to clean drinking water. —

**Third & Vine was recently named New Jersey’s best wine bar by BuzzFeed. The poll was conducted with Yelp, which used an algorithm that looked at the number of reviews plus the star rating for every New Jersey wine bar reviewed on Yelp. —BuzzFeed

**Congratulations to children’s cooking school Bambino Chef, which was featured on Fox 5’s Good Day New York morning show yesterday morning. —Fox 5

**City officials have launched a new website — Serve Jersey City — that connects Jersey City residents with local volunteer/non-profit groups. A few of the organizations onboard include the Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County, Liberty Humane Society, the Jersey City Parks Coalition, and Big Brothers / Big Sister of Hudson County. —

**Curbed recently featured Jersey City in its Curbed Comparisons column, which looks at what renters across various cities in the U.S. can rent for a set amount of money. In its latest comparison, the rent cap was set at $1,900/month and the Curbed team was able to find a duplex unit in Jersey City complete with jacuzzi. —Curbed


**JCity Realty is hosting a pop-up yoga class Wednesday, February 17th at 7pm at 109 Columbus Drive. The class — led by instructor Chrissi Poland — costs $10 per person. —JCity Realty

**Giggle Pit Comedy returns to HopsScotch this Thursday, February 18th. Admission is $11 per person and the comedy show begins at 7pm. HopsScotch will have $5 food and drink specials throughout the night. —HopsScotch

(Image: Third & Vine)