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                                                                                                                                             JACK BRAG
                                                                                                                                             Fri., March 26, 10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                             O'Donoghue's on First,


                                                                                                                                             JUPITER ONE, HEYPENNY,
                                                                                                                                             KYLE ANDREWS & THOMAS
     FRIDA , MARCH 26, 2010                                                                                                                  FRANCIS TAKES HIS
                                                                                                                                             Fri., March 26, 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                             Maxwell's, Hoboken

                                                                                                                                             RED LIGHT ROMEO
                                                                                                                                             Fri., March 26, 9 p.m.

Cake Boss is commended
                                                                                                                                             Whiskey Bar, Hoboken

                                                                                                                                             CHEESES OF SWITZERLAND
                                                                                                                                             Sun., March 28, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                             The Cheese Store, Hoboken

BY ANDREW TAVANI                                                                                                                             PLAY: 'DR. JEKYLL AND MR.
Correspondent                                                                                                                                HYDE'
                                                                                                                                             Starts Fri., April 9, 8 p.m.
   HOBOKEN — He runs a 100-                                                                                                                  Info:
year-old bakery where he crafts                                                                                                    
some of the most exquisite and                                                                                                               Hudson School Performance
delicious cakes ever eaten. He has                                                                                                           Space, Hoboken
a hit reality TV series on TLC.
Business is booming. And now,                                                                                                                POET TOM PLANTE LIVE
Buddy Valastro has officially been                                                                                                           READING
designated a goodwill ambassador                                                                                                             Sun., April 11, 3 p.m.
by Hoboken’s government.                                                                                                                     Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken
   The council opened its regular
meeting by commending Buddy                                                                                                                  CASTLE POINT ANIME
Valastro and the staff of Carlo’s                                                                                                            CONVENTION
City Hall Bake Shop, which gets its                                                                                                          Sun., April 11
name from its First Ward location                                                                                                            Stevens campus, Hoboken
directly across the street from the
house of Hoboken’s government.                                                                                                               STEVENS DINNER AND
Fittingly, First Ward Councilwom-                                                                                                            WINE-TASTING FUNDRAISER
an Theresa Castellano, who pro-                                                                                                              Mon., April 12, 6 p.m.
posed the idea of officially recog-                                                                                                          Amanda's Restaurant,
nizing Valastro’s contribution to                                                                                                            Hoboken
the community, and Third Ward
Councilman Michael Russo han-                                                                         PHOTO BY ANDREW TAVANI
dled the festivities before a stand-
ing-room only council chambers Third Ward Councilman Michael Russo (left) and First Ward Councilwoman Theresa Castellano
                                    pose for a picture with "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro after honoring him at City Hall on March                 Send us stuff!
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                                                                                                                                               Hoboken Progress

Chung Park offers a curriculum of cheese at his store                                                                                          is a community
                                                                                                                                               newspaper exclusively
                                                                                                                                               for Hoboken. To help us
BY ASHLEY BRAY                               tion at the gourmet shop Todaro Bros.                                                             better serve you,
Correspondent                                in Manhattan.                                                                                     please send your
                                                “They put me in the cheese depart-                                                             letters, photos,
   HOBOKEN – With its rich tradi-            ment and it was like this whole world
tion of quality delis, pizzerias, and bak-   opened up to me,” says Park. “It’s kind                                                           calendar items, etc.,
eries, it comes as no surprise that          of a love affair.”                                                                                to Editor Bryan
Hoboken can now add The Cheese                  Park went on to work in various                                                                La Placa at editor@
Store to its storied food history. And       areas of the industry, including retail
Owner Chung Park is happy to be              and wholesale for importers.                                                             or
among Hobokenites, spreading not                “Working for importers, I was just                                                             Hoboken Progress,
only cheeses, but also his expansive         helping a lot of stores, giving advice on                                                         P.O. Box 1717, Elmwood
knowledge of the 10,000-year-old art         product selection and things, and I                                                               Park, NJ 07407
of making it.                                saw a lot of people were doing pretty                                    PHOTO BY ASHLEY BRAY
   Park began learning about cheeses         well,” says Park. “And I thought, I                                                               Phone: 201-533-9000.
nearly 17 years ago, when he left his                                               The owner of The Cheese Store, Chung Park, opened
job at his parents’ deli and took a posi-                       CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 the store at 720 Monroe Street in 2007.

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