My plan for today was to attend the Jersey City Oddities Market, one of my fav things to attend, and write a post about that. But I was a bum and didn’t leave my house and still feel guilty and gross about it so I’m going to tell you about last night’s dinner at Broa in Jersey City.
IT WAS EFFIN DELICIOUS.
Broa is on Grove St, very close to the Grove St PATH station, in the heart of downtown Jersey City. I lived downtown for 8 years and I never once went to Broa so this was my first time.
And I blew it. BECAUSE THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING.
It appears that they always have a different menu and you never know what they’re going to have because they don’t post it online, so when you get there it’s written on a chalkboard by the door and you read the foods they have and just go with it.
The food was described to me as “Portuguese tapas” and I have limited knowledge of both Portugal and tapas so I’m going to trust the person who told me that. All I know is that it was incredible.
If you’re in a group of 6 or more for dinner at Broa in Jersey City you can get a tasting menu for the table for like 30-something dollars and this seems to be the best arrangement because you get a TON of food and get to experience it all.
The best meals always start with cheese and this one certainly did. It was a liquid-y cheese. Prob not the right adjective in the cheese world but it was for dipping or spreading on crackers. I enjoyed it a great deal.
There were two different salads of beans that were flavored deliciously and I was like “these would be great to meal prep and bring for lunch.” Even though I prob won’t do that. I just wanted to sound like I had my shit together.
At some point some clams came. I don’t love clams but I usually love the accompanying broth and this broth was no exception.
The best part of the meal was flaming sausage. OH MY GOSH IT WAS DELICIOUS. AND ALSO ON FIRE. THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVEN COOLER IS TO SET IT ON FIREEEEEE!!!
Toward the end came some kind of chicken cake? It was the consistency of a crab cake and it was chicken. I think. But it had broccoli rabe and an egg on top. Some people like my mom think the only way to make something cool even cooler is to put an egg on top. And maybe that’s true!
For dessert there were little egg pastry custard things, one for each of us. It was a birthday dinner so one of them had a candle for my pal! I ate mine and 3/4 of another one because someone only took one bite of theirs. Only the strong survive.
Dinner at Broa in Jersey City was bad ass! The food was great, it was nice and warm and cozy, and it was BYOB, YUSSS. I brought White Claw because wine gives me a headache and because I’m classy AF. You’re welcome.
When we left dinner at Broa in Jersey City…we all really smelled like garlic. It was a cloud that surrounded us. My coat still smells like it. And my hair even after I took a shower.
BUT IT IS WORTH IT. I loved every bite. You should also have dinner at Broa in Jersey City SOON.