Perth Amboy, New Jersey –By Deborah Ann Tripoldi
Everyone is invited to the first Perth Amboy Eats: Food Tour where guest will sample delicious cuisine from more than 20 local restaurants and eateries. The special food tasting and strolling event will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. The city’s one-day celebration of Perth Amboy’s downtown food and dining scene includes music, free trolley service and, of course, lots of joyful eating.
The festivities are presented by the Perth Amboy Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the city’s Office of Economic & Community Development (OECD) and Mayor Helmin J. Caba. The BID, host of many ‘Taste of Perth Amboy’ events, brings its expertise working with multiple eateries to the tour.
Tickets for thefood tour are available online at the Eventbrite website by visiting this link: Perth Amboy Eats: Food Tour. Ticket prices are:
· Adults: $30 per person
· Senior, age 60 and over: $20 perperson
· Children, age12 and under: $15 each.
Restaurants, eateries, bakeries & markets that are supporting the Perth Amboy Eats: Food Tour:
|Alquimia Bakery & Restaurant||Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant||Pasteles Karen||7- Eleven|
|Armory Restaurant||Hollywood Mexican Restaurant||Primavera Bakery||Sipo’s Bakery|
|Barge Restaurant||Joe’s Meat Market||Quintanas Mexican Restaurant & Bakery||U.S. Fried Chicken & Pizza|
|C-Town Supermarket Restaurant||Made by Raquel||Quisqueya Luncheonette||Vida Centro|
|Don Manuel Restaurant||Mena Restaurant||Rancho Restaurant||Your Cuban Café|
|El Gran Valle||Orellana Bakery||Rico Taco Mex|
Proceeds from Food Tour Support Engraving More Names on City’s Veterans Memorial
Proceeds from the tour will go to honor local men and women who’ve served in the military by engraving their names on the city’s Veterans’ War Memorial.
Food Tour Begins Under Perth Amboy Morning Glory Mural
The food tour begins at 86 Smith St., and attendees may sign in at the BID’s table by the large-scale “Morning Glory” mural. The mural enhances the wall alongside a walkway that connects the city’s parking lot “C” at 103 Jefferson St. and Smith Street.
After signing in, guests may begin the food tour by walking along Smith Street, people may board the free trolley to restaurants, which will bring them to eateries on the food tour. Each of the four trolley stops will have seating, and guests may relax, enjoy their food samples from nearby eateries and listen to live music.
The musicians are provided by the Rutgers Concert Bureau.
Mayor Caba Invites Everyone to Day of Food Sampling Downtown
“This tour will showcase the diversity of cuisines as well as the rich history that our Downtown Perth Amboy has to offer, said Mayor Helmin J. Caba. ‘We invite you to rediscover some truly delicious local favorites and enjoy a beautiful blend of vibrant food, art and culture.”
For more details, visit the BID’s information pages on the city’s website, or contact the BID office at 732-442-6421.
“We have converted our annual Taste of Perth Amboy to an outdoor, walking tour to promote safety and direct promotion for our eateries,” said BID Chairman Barry Rosengarten. “Our hope is that you’ll discover your new favorite place to eat and visit– there is plenty to enjoy right here in Perth Amboy.”
The Perth Amboy Eats website is an initiative that created an opportunity for contactless ordering and menu options and to highlight restaurants and eateries in the Business Improvement District. The city’s Office of Economic and Community Development received funding from NJDCA’s Neighborhood Preservation Program to promote the ongoing recovery and revitalization of the city’s downtown business district in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The BID has invested an additional $10,000 into the program to support more food establishments in the BID area.
About the Perth Amboy Business Improvement District (BID)
The Perth Amboy BID serves local businesses and property owners by supporting economic revitalization and business development, and byproviding educational resources such as business seminars and skill-building programs for local workers. The BID also assists the business community as well as residents and visitors by scheduling and coordinating a year-long menu of special events. The BID has also enabled significant capital improvements by offering façade grants to small businesses within the district and by installing information kiosks, planters and directional signs, as well as seasonal decorations. Here is the link to BID’s pages on the Perth Amboy website.