Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!
I have never been to the Liberty Science Center (aka LSC) in Jersey City and was excited when they invited me for an evening called LSC After Dark: Electric BBQ, an all adult event with booze, food, a DJ and an electric show to conclude the evening. This was a media preview of their event on July 20th. Interesting concept: although lots of adults love science, this kind of place is often associated with kids and the Liberty Science Center decided to create specific events for adults the third Thursday of each month. I think their first one was called LSC After Dark: sexy science party that was probably not as X-rated as the name may suggest, and more recently, LSC After Dark: Nerd prom and wearable fashion show.
The Electric BBQ event had a variety of food, the most unique being the balut, a Filipino dish that consists in an egg hatch for close to two weeks before being eaten; a specialty that became famous thanks to Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods. It was not my first balut and I enjoyed it. Another unique food I tried was flavored crickets and grasshoppers: crunchy, they were prepare in different ways: spicy chili lime grasshopper (my least favorite), smokey BBQ crickets, sour cream and onion crickets (my fav) and honey mustard crickets (pretty good).
Otherwise, we ate some more "normal" dishes like:
Meatballs from Hanna's Meatballs. They offered teriyaki, buffalo, BBQ and marinara (we went for the last two):
Spam Musubi and Thai ice tea from Eemas cuisine, a place proposing Hawaiian dishes. It was the first time I tried spam and found it quite good the way it was prepared.
Corn on the cob with homemade sour cream and chives from Whealth and Co:
Poké bowl and acai bowl topped with Nutella from Ono Grinds Poké:
Mochi and waffles fusion from Muffle, one of my favorite: when you cross mochi and waffle together and serve it in a flight: S'mores, Unicorn and Fireball.
There were also beers, wine and smoking drinks made with dry ice, like the tropical sangria I tried.
We finished the evening with an amazing electric show where they use Tesla coils to make music, putting people in a Faraday cage in the middle of the stage. We had a good time there and found this interesting. If you too are interested,you can find more info here.
Enjoy (I did)!
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The Liberty Science Center - 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305