For those of us with friends and family just across the Hudson, it’s often proven difficult to lure our rivals across the water on how charming our “small town” really can be.
A new guided food tour sponsored by Hoboken Tours called “Mangia Hoboken” is serving a tasty remedy. Offered Saturdays, the tour salute’s the food and culture of Hoboken exploring the Italian food establishments that have been in business for decades.
Beginning at the PATH station and running about three hours, it’s a nice way to introduce the town to your uppity friends who think the world solely exists between the boundaries of Manhattan Battery Park South and the Harlem River north. It crosses some of the splashy sites like the “Cake Boss” of cable TV fame, Antique Bakery and the birthplace of Frank Sinatra along with the more traditionally favored local staples like Fiore’s, Lisa’s and the oversized slices at Benny Tudinos among others.