Food trucks have taken the industry by storm. Long gone are the days of dirty water hot dogs; today’s food trucks are moveable feasts. Case in point? The Taco Truck. What began as a truck patrolling the streets of Hoboken and Jersey City has expanded into a miniempire, with a truck, cart, pop-up and restaurants (Hoboken, Morristown and Princeton are the three locations in New Jersey). 

The Taco Truck offers a number of catering options. For larger events, choose from the popup or taco cart, both fully staffed with a delicious selection of Mexican food, or rent the full truck. “We pull up to your event or meeting. It’s easy for your guests, and easy for you, as the setup and cleanup is self-contained within the truck,” says Jason Scott, CEO and co-founder. Smaller party options include a build-your-own taco or nacho bar, torta or burrito boxes and individual boxed lunches. 

“The Taco Truck was started with the passion of spreading authentic Mexican street food throughout the Northeast. Our menu is unique and authentic and every part of the business—our truck, pop-up, cart, catering services, brick and mortar locations—stays true to that authenticity,” says Scott. 

Brewing together for pure pleasure since 2006, four guys (Tim Hanna, Matt McDevitt, Chris Konicki and Jim McAfee) finally made their dream a reality in 2011 by opening Tuckahoe Brewing Company. Located in Egg Harbor, Tuckahoe offers tours, private parties and sample tastings of their flavorful on-tap beers. Currently, Tuckahoe has 16 different beers in their tasting room that come in various sizes: 4-ounce pours, 10-ounce goblets and 16-ounce pints.

 

Maritime Parc, located at the marina at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, is well known for its stunning views of Manhattan and its elegant food, but its cocktail list is really worth perusing. These drinks aren’t just delicious—most of the specialty cocktails are inspired by and named for famous shipwrecks off the coast of New Jersey or New York.

The Spanish steamer Vizcaya was headed for Havana on Nov. 1, 1890, when it collided with a coal schooner, Cornelius Hargrave. The wreck is located off the coast of New Jersey about 25 miles south of the Manasquan inlet.

 

Minnesota may be a landlocked Midwest state, but the local restaurants have far more to off er than hotdish. Delicacies from the sea can be found at these dining establishments in the Twin Cities and beyond. For entertaining clients or hosting an event, these locations are a good catch. 

The Oceanaire Seafood Room