Jersey Dirt: Road Rage at Sonic and a Massive Beer Garden in Jersey City

Photo: Courtesy of Zeppelin Hall

Here’s evidence to support Foster Kamer’s theory that restaurants like Minetta Tavern are the new nightclubs: According to WCBS, the new Sonic in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, is so popular that the line is causing safety concerns, especially after an unlicensed driver angry at being turned away sped off and dragged a police officer with him. Momofuku Noodle Bar might want to take note of the Blue Coconut Slush rage before they introduce those new slushy machines. Meanwhile another newcomer is drawing large crowds in the Jerz: Former Danceteria owner John Argento has opened Zeppelin Hall, a 800-seat beer garden located four blocks from the Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City. Though it claims to have 144 beers on draught, a Yelp review shows they’re only at about 36 right now. Still respectable. And while the sausage selection isn’t quite on par with DBGB, they do have andouille, lamb, and a house bratwurst as well as some schnitzels and other Bavarian dishes.