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.
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.
Starts Fri., April 9, 8 p.m.
HOBOKEN — He runs a 100- Info:
year-old bakery where he crafts hudsontheatreensemble.com
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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Chung Park offers a curriculum of cheese at his store is a community
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. hobokenprogress.com 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.