As yelpers, it is our duty to be the best urban explorers we can be, and this past Thursday that is exaclty what we did in Newark, NJ. Nestled in the first floor of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, stands Nico Kitchen & Bar. A newly opened restaurant that offers up a variety of Italian dishes with a new and modern twist. Kristine S says: "Nico is a GORGEOUS restaurant. I don't really know too much about Newark, but this place was a great first introduction to me."
The chefs and staff of Nico Kitchen welcomed 65 Yelp Elites and their guests for an evening of pizzettas, crab cake sliders, lobster mac n' cheese to name a few of the menu items offered; not forgetting to break out their array of delectable home made desserts to close out the evening. Nico's friendly and stress free mixologists concocted cocktails of the guests pleasure making 'em delicious and strong. George B highlights that "easily the best dish of the night was the crab cake sandwich WITH BACON. This is so much win in that one sandwich it is mind-boggling." While our special California visitor Blanca J prefered the "semolina crusted zucchini chips. They have the perfect amount of crust that when mixed with the harissa-aioli sauce they make an explosion of flavor in your mouth."
The party did not stop with food and drink. Pasquale R tells us that "the musical guest (not Bruce but even better) played some tunes as everyone sipped on their alcoholic beverages". Musical guest Khaled Dajani, 2011 winner of Hoboken's best male solo artist was on site and gave an exclusive live performance! Whether or not you made it out, make sure you check out all the photos and read what people are saying in reviews and on Talk.
With 2 Elite events down in New Jersey, I'd say we are gettin' the hang of what being Elite is all about!
Until we meet again, SYOY!
Yelp New Jersey Community Manager