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Where To Eat on Thanksgiving Day

We know the Holidays can be tough sometimes, especially Thanksgiving. Maybe the commute to see family just won’t work this year, maybe you’ve been so swamped at work you hadn’t had time to make plans at all! Lucky for you and your loved ones, there are plenty of restaurants open on turkey day that are ready to provide you a delicious meal. Now that’s something to be thankful for! Check them out:

  1. Veggie Heaven – Denville, Teaneck, & Montclair
    Veggie Heaven is a delicious restaurant with tons of items on their menu – ALL vegan, and now with gluten free options! Thanksigiving can be annoying for those with allergy or other dietary restrictions, but this place is open just about all year round to make sure everyone can enjoy a good meal at almost any time. 
  2. Madeleine’s Petit Paris – Northvale
    Try some french cuisine this Thanksgiving at Madeleine’s! Go a la carte or stick to the pre fix menu – either way you can’t go wrong with this place.
  3. McLoone’s Boathouse – Tinton Falls, Bayonne, West Orange, Hillsborough, Long Branch, Fords, Sea Bright, Asbury Park, Red Bank
    Fortunately this spot has a few locations so hopefully there’s one near your home! A cozy place to dine this Thanksgiving – and the food is great, of course.
  4. Morris Tap & Grill – Randolph
    If you’d really like to have Thanksgiving food like turkey and pumpkin pie, this is your place! Make a reservation for a traditional buffet style feast from 12-6pm at Morris Tap & Grill (The featured photo at the top of this article is also courtesy of their website!)
  5. Salt Creek Grille – Princeton, Rumson
    Make a reservation for a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings! Don’t miss out on traditional Thanksgiving food.

Here are only a few restaurant ideas, but you’d be surprised how many restaurants are open and happy to serve you and your family on Thanksgiving. However you may spend your day, we at HipNJ hope your holiday is a great one!

Thanksgiving

Fun Before the Feast on Thanksgiving Eve

We all love getting together with family for Thanksgiving: the plethora of home cooked meals, the strange distant family members you only ever see around this time every year, the endless questions about your relationship status…

Well, the home cooked meals mostly. 

Jokes aside, this time of year is optimal for recognizing all that you are thankful for in your life and to share an evening with loved ones over delicious food. Still, let’s face it: Thanksgiving is not quite a day for partying and letting loose.

This year, HipNJ wants you to try letting looseThanksgiving Eve. and we’ve got you covered!

Here’s a few ideas on where to go this Wednesday night in our very own Garden State:

  1. House of Que, Hoboken, NJ
    Cheap drinks and the possibility someone will inevitably come dressed as a turkey that we can point and laugh at until we’re sloshed enough to borrow the costume? Sign us up.
  2. Maggie’s Bar and Grill, Lakewood, NJ
    More drink specials, free admission for ladies, a dance floor, and karaoke – perfect to get your mind off of Aunt Linda’s prodding questions about your career.
  3. Starland Ballroom, Sayreville
    Emo Night is comin’ at you Thanksgiving Eve – if run of the mill partying isn’t for you and you’d like a night of rock music and good vibes, tickets only run from $12.50-$20 ($23 if you buy the day of).
  4. Tally-Ho, Hoboken
    Great food, fun games, good times – perfect for Thanksgiving Eve (I mean look how big the font on the flier is? Fonts don’t lie)
  5. Just Jake’s, Montclair
    Enjoy some live music, booze, and food. Just Jake’s is sure to show you a great night.

Wherever you end up going Thanksgiving Eve, we hope you have insane amounts of fun! (Just not too much fun, you still have to get yourself to Thanksgiving dinner the next day…)

Enjoy!

Embracing Hope: The 12th Annual Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation Gala

Earlier this month The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ had the distinct honor of hosting the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation‘s 12th annual Gala. The annual gala has been a staple for the foundations for years, but this year there is more to celebrate than usual with the opening of the new Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ.

Many were in attendance at the Gala, eager to donate to the cause via raffle, auction, or any other means – anything to show support for the wonderful foundation, and the woman at the forefront, Connie Dwyer herself.

The Vice President of Trinitas, Nadine Brechner, expressed nothing but love and admiration for the cause when interviewed by our very own Maria Falzo, saying “the Connie Dwyer foundation has the most amazing people that are committed to helping people less fortunate than themselves.” 

Attendees included members of the staff and board of Trinitas Medical Center, members of Connie Dwyer Breast Center, the Vice President of Neiman Marcus, Connie Dwyer’s three daughters Becky, Maureen, and Susan – and countless friends, family, and various others who believe in the foundations mission of maintaining breast health and treating breast cancer, no matter your wealth or background.

Check out our coverage of the event below: