Jersey City has been our home for almost three and a half years. We have watched sadly, as Izzy's first friends have come and gone. Some have moved so far away we have yet to see them again. Others, however, have found new homes in nearby suburbs. They are so close in fact, that the magnetic pull and allure of Jersey City's own local cuisine, lures them back, time and time again.
One friend, A., rhapsodizes over the fish tacos from Taqueria, while another, J., heeds the call of 2nd Street Deli, an old-time Italian joint serving mammoth sandwiches at tiny prices. Whatever it is they may crave, we rejoice for two reasons: 1. We get to see them more frequently than we might have imagined. 2. We still live here, amidst these culinary treasures.