Hoboken cheese lovers: there's a full day of mozzarella coming your way.
We can all agree that the best mozzarella comes from Hoboken. But every Hobokenite has his or her own favorite. While some will only go to Fiore's for their muzz, others will claim Biancamano's is the absolute best. Others will exclusively go to Fran's Italian Deli for their soft cheeses, while a large contingents will only go to Vito's. But on Sunday, January 20, all muzz-lovers in Hoboken can unite. Because on that day, the first annual "Muzz Fest" will be held at the Elks Club in Hoboken. There will be muzz-judging and muzz-tasting. The Hoboken Family Alliance is sponsoring the event. Tickets are $10.
A look into the history of Fiore's Deli, a Hoboken mainstay, as it approaches it's 100th anniversary.
Hoboken may be a quickly changing city, but there is one place that has stayed the same throughout the years: Fiore's Deli on Adams Street. The deli, a brick building with an unmistakable sign out front, has been feeding Hoboken's working class—and now a few yuppie newcomers—for close to 100 years. In 1913, Alphonse Fiore came from Italy to Brooklyn, soon settling in Hoboken to open his first "milk store," a name for a shop that sold homemade ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. The store began offering deli selections and imported goods from Italy (like anchovies and stuffed olives), to cater to the large Italian immigrant population in Hoboken. "If you couldn't speak Italian, you couldn't work here in those days," says John Amato, 75, who has…