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#HipNJ Cheers On The New Jersey Devils

Earlier this week, #HipNJ’s Kelly, Jacques and Lauren visited the Prudential Center to watch the New Jersey Devils take on Tampa Bay Lightning from one of the #PruCenter’s stylish suites.

“The suites were really cool, I have never been in a suite before,” Kelly said. Complimentary food and beverages were provided as the #HipNJ crew watched Game 4 in style. They were even given a Swag Bag, pictured below, to commemorate the night!

The Swag Bag contained multiple items stating “Now We Rise,” which has become an inspirational staple of the team.

“The arena was filled with the color red, and the energy was electric,” Kelly recalls. Fans were decked out in the team’s signature color and some even painted their faces.

NJD vs. TBL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Game 4 (photo by Patrick Dodson)

Even though the Devils did not come out victorious, #HipNJ had the best time and loved every action-packed second. “We wish the Devils the best of luck in Game 5, as they continue their journey to the Stanley Cup,” Kelly concluded.

NJD vs. TBL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Game 4 (photo by Patrick Dodson)

Thank you to the New Jersey Devils for this wonderful experience!

Recap: NCAA Final Four Party at Jersey City’s Harborside Venue

The Harborside in Jersey City hosted a party for the finale of March Madness and #HipNJ has the scoop on all of the action.

On Saturday March 31st, the trendy venue broadcast the NCAA Final Four on 20-foot screens for attendees who are die-hard basketball fans. For more sports action, guests enjoyed fun games including beer pong, cornhole, giant chess in addition to music that played all night long!

The Lutze – Harborside’s waterfront biergarten – provided a full bar for the event. Popular food vendors included Piggyback Bar, Glazed & Confused, Cheezen, Canteen to Go, Pizza Vita, Chavas Empanadas, Salt and Seed, Incrediballs, and more.

Although March Madness has concluded, the Harborside in Jersey City regularly hosts great local events, like the upcoming JC Beer Fest on Saturday April 21st.

Be sure to keep coming back to HipNewJersey.com for more great events and coverage on trendy happenings around the state!

Cara’s Cucina: Strata

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Strata!

“You really can’t have brunch without some sort of an egg dish. And this one makes for a great presentation,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. Check out the official recipe, which serves 12-14, below.

Mushroom & Leek Strata

1 Tbs. olive oil
2 leeks, sliced
12 oz. mixed mushrooms
1/2 loaf challah (or other soft bread) cubed
1 C. gruyere cheese, shredded
8 eggs
2 C. milk (regular or non-dairy)
salt
pepper
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
butter or olive oil spray

9x15x5 baking dish (get it here)

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!