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More Details Emerge About New BBQ Spot Coming to Hoboken in Place of Soul Curry

A local Indian favorite in Hoboken, Soul Curry, announced via Instagram that it is going to be going fully virtual this past week and closing its storefront. In just the last few weeks, paper covering the windows of Soul Curry and messages that seem to indicate a new business is taking Soul Curry’s place at 618 Washington Street in Hoboken. The business, according to slim signage, appears to be a new BBQ joint. Read on to learn more about Soul Curry’s decision to go virtual and what we know about the new BBQ restaurant coming to Hoboken. Due to the ramifications of COVID-19, like many other businesses around the nation, Soul Curry was forced to scale down in order to stay afloat. 

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Citing pandemic-related concerns with foot traffic and high rent, the restaurant wrote on its Instagram, “Given the challenges of the last 10 months, we could not find an economically practical and financially sustainable solution to continue our operations at 618 Washington Street in Hoboken without the expected dine-in traffic and rent reductions. Over the last few weeks, we have been actively working on launching a delivery-only cloud kitchen that will bring our delicious soulful signature dishes and meal kits to your door.”

This is a great restaurant loss for Hoboken, as Hari, the owner, and restauranteur is a cookbook author and culinary consultant to many restaurant brands from Dubai UAE, Bangalore Indian to Bangkok Thailand. He also has a range of food products available in major supermarkets including Whole Foods Market. He opened Soul Curry in the Washington Street space in 2018, after Matt and Meera, another Indian spot, had closed at the same location.

Soul Curry in that location was a BYOB and had specialized in a fusion of Indian cooking — while keeping true to local NJ roots. Hari shared with Hoboken Girl that with his restaurant, he “supports local farmers through purchasing their products, buying chicken from local New Jersey farms, and making things farm-to-table fresh daily.” He shared that even with this virtual transition, the cuisine will still be fresh, top-notch, and delicious. Read more about Soul Curry here.

The New Restaurant

soul curry switches to delivery

As it stands, there are currently cheeky little signs on Soul Curry’s windows that read “Stop Grilling Me” and “Heard It’s Smokin’ Good” — which lead us to believe that a new BBQ restaurant is taking its place. Turns out, that the new restaurant is in fact a BBQ spot called Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ.

Myron Mixon’s

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Myron Mixon is an American celebrity chef and competitor on the competitive barbecue circuit. He is a four-time barbecue World Champion and appears as a judge on Destination America reality television show BBQ Pitmasters.

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ serves up traditional BBQ dishes and sides. Patrons can expect to see brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, appetizers, cocktails, and more.

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Victoria is HG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.