Cinco De Mayo, Mother's Day, Prince Event and more! Find out what is coming to Hat City Kitchen!

By Patricia Rogers

Tonight (May 4th) is Wednesday Open Jazz jam hosted by Mike Lee and proves to always be a good time.  The house band plays at 8:00pm followed by the jam. 

And Thursday (May 5th) there is the R&B/funk jam starting at 9:00pm hosted by Andre' and his band.  Come by and hear classics performed by his house band, and later the sign up for the jam begins.  Don't miss the Happy Hour specials between 9:00pm & 10:00pm.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Hat City Kitchen this year, they have it all!  Enjoy food and drink specials, cool giveaways like t-shirts, sombreros, and keychains plus so much more, so come in early for some cool merchandise.

Big Beat Jazz performs Friday, May 6th followed by Freddie Hendrix/11pm Nate Hook Double Drum Quintet LIVE at Hat City Kitchen! 

Read an exclusive interview with the 19 piece orchestra on

Mother's Day Brunch with Prime Rib Special and live blues music by Al Gold's Blues Jam from 2:00pm & 6:00pm.  Adults $20, Kids $13.  Free drink for mom.  Also, enjoy drink specials $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys.  Call early for reservations as space is limited. 

Every Monday, we are now offering burger & beer combos.  Choose your favorite burger and pair it with any draft beer for just $10!  How great is that!?

I personally love the Cheyenne Burger, a bacon cheeseburger topped with an onion ring and BBQ sauce.  Photographed below is the swiss and mushroom burger.

"Prince in Paradise" Dance Party featuring Guest DJ Kyle Winslow from the "Housing Project," A Prince/House Music mash-up Thursday, May 19, 8:00pm to Midnight, $10 cover. 

On Britt Bites food blog you can read an exclusive article with bar-tender and aspiring actor Nia Wolf.  Here is a snippet from his interview with Brittany Craig!

Brittany Craig: Besides bartending, what are some of your hobbies?  I know Hat City is a very artistic and creative place to work, so how do you contribute to that culture?

Nia Wolf: I’m actually trying to become more involved in the arts specifically because of Hat City Kitchen.  The employees have inspired me to pursue my acting career.  I’ve recently been attending acting workshops at Luna Stage in West Orange so as of now that’s one of my favorite hobbies, becoming an actor.

Read the full interview on

About the Writer

Patricia Rogers, #ValleyGirlNJ, lives in New Jersey's Valley Arts District.  The native New Yorker works as a writer, blogger and community activist.  StartingMasconsumption Media in 2012, she has been passionate about capturing the stories of the vibrant up and coming Valley Arts District neighborhood through her blog, zine, events and more.  She blogs for Jersey Indie, Luna Stage, and Hat City Kitchen and offers many creative media services.  Visit her and keep up with your favorite Valley Girl on social media at @valleygirl_nj (Twitter / Instagram).