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The Zaferon Grill Celebrates its First Anniversary!

The Zaferon Grill in Verona is celebrating its one-year anniversary with new menu additions, an open house and fun giveaways to thank their patrons for a great first year. The elegant restaurant has been a welcomed addition to the town’s dining scene. First-time restauranteur and owner, Soody Nelson, would like to pay the community back for their wholehearted support.

The bistro features refined Mediterranean-American cuisine with a hint of Persian influence to reflect Nelson’s personal heritage and culture. Dinner and weekend brunch is made from quality ingredients utilizing wild-caught fish and organic meats, poultry and produce for the best possible quality food experience.

In addition to food preparation, Nelson focuses on the dining space as an integral part of the experience. Applying a neutral color palate to the backdrop of the restaurant soothes guests and highlights the vibrant photo murals containing Saffron Crocus flowers, the namesake of the Zaferon Grill and producer of the signature spice in Persian cuisine – saffron.

There will be a yummy anniversary offer for guests patronizing the restaurant between Friday, April 13th and Wednesday, April 18th. Guest who purchase an entrée have their choice of a free dessert including Lime Tart, Dulce De Leche, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Crème Brulee or the day’s Gelato and Sorbet.

New menu additions from Executive Chef Luis Andres Ramirez Villarroel include special tapas offerings available Tuesday – Thursday, a Thursday ‘Guy’s Night’ for steak specials and more seafood options. And don’t forget their beloved weekend brunch that includes breakfast options like Challah French toast, Farmer’s Market Frittata and much more!

The open house and anniversary party will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, complimentary cocktails, special desserts, giveaways and delicious treats from the menu. Verona Mayor Kevin Ryan and Director of Administration & Economic Development Steven J. Neale will be in attendance to support Nelson on her successful first year.

If you haven’t visited the Zaferon Grill yet, this is the perfect opportunity to experience what everyone has been raving about. Be sure to join #HipNJ in supporting this fun week of celebration and sophisticated cuisine!

Hoboken Wellness Crawl

HOBOKEN GIRL HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL HOBOKEN WELLNESS CRAWL

HobokenGirl.com, the Hudson County website centered on all things Hoboken and Jersey City, is celebrating health and wellness in Hoboken with their 2nd Annual Hoboken Wellness Crawl.

The Hoboken Wellness Crawl will occur on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M throughout Hoboken with over 80 businesses participating. $1 from every ticket sold is being donated to The Water Project, a charity focused on supplying clean drinking water for communities around the world. Last year the event drew in over 600 people, and more are expected this year.

“We’re so excited to be celebrating our 2nd annual event — and supporting local health and wellness businesses in the process. It’s an amazing thing to be able to walk around one square mile and visit all of these local businesses devoted to making us healthier and happier,” says founder Jennifer Casson Tripucka. “This year, hosting the crawl on Earth Day, we chose our charity of choice to be The Water Project, as it is committed to helping communities in need of clean drinking water around the world.”

HOBOKEN WELLNESS CRAWL

An entry ticket includes an exclusive map to the Hoboken Wellness Crawl and an entry bracelet used to walk around Hoboken and visit Wellness Stops (at participants’ leisure throughout the day — similar to a bar crawl, sans alcohol). Event-goers will also have access to four Wellness Hubs in Hoboken filled with wellness-focused table vendors. All vendors will be offering samples and giveaways. Over 70 Hudson County businesses are participating.

Tickets are available online here — and on crawl day can be presented at four designated check-in spots around Hoboken – Uptown (Fit Foundry – 1416 Willow Avenue), Downtown (Birch – 92 River Street), West (The Spine and Sports Health Center at the Monroe Center – 720 Monroe Street), and CarePoint Health (109 Grand Street).

Wellness stops include:

  • Acai Ya Later
  • Align Pilates and Wellness
  • Amazing Lash
  • Athleta
  • Blo-It-Out Lounge
  • Bum Pilates
  • CarePoint Health
  • Celebrate Life Studio
  • CycleBar
  • Dr. Park Ave
  • EC Beauty Studio
  • European Wax
  • Excel Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Flatbread Grill
  • Fleet Feet Hoboken
  • Gravity Vault
  • Happy KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry
  • Henri Bendel
  • Hoboken Fit Squad
  • Hoboken Public Library
  • Hoboken Therapeutic Massage
  • Hoboken Women’s Wellness
  • honeygrow
  • Honor Yoga Hoboken
  • Hudson Family Chiropractic, Physical Therapy & Acupuncture
  • Hudson Sport and Spine
  • Hudson Yoga Project
  • Ivy Rehab
  • Jane DO
  • Juice Press
  • Local Barre Uptown
  • Local Barre West
  • No. 18 Boutique
  • Nurturing Life Acupuncture & Wellness
  • Pavana Yoga
  • Powerflow Yoga
  • Prime Cycle
  • Quality Greens Kitchen
  • Real Hot Yoga
  • Real Space
  • Restore Cold Pressed LLC
  • Salon Gatto
  • SoulCycle
  • SLT Hoboken
  • Studio 17 Cosmetics & Wellness
  • The Academy
  • The Bar Method Hoboken
  • The Joint
  • Uni K Wax Studio
  • Wellness Lab
  • Work It Out Gym
  • + more

The First Edition of the Greater Newark Visitor Information Guide

The 1st Edition of the Greater Newark Visitor Information Guide is being prepared for a Fall 2018 release! The Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau (GNCVB) has partnered with DMC Publishing to bring the publication to visitors and locals alike.

The guide will benefit domestic and international visitors getting to know the city of Newark and the greater Essex County region. It will be available in print and digital format and will include essential information about restaurants, bars, attractions, events and more. There will be an initial release estimated to number around 500,000 copies.

Victor Nicols, CEO of DMC Publishing, is excited about the opportunity to promote the city of Newark:

“The opportunity to work with the GNCVB on its Visitor’s Guide is a natural fit for us. It gives us both the opportunity to showcase the City of Newark and all the exciting development and initiatives that are transforming the community into a cutting edge 21st century metropolis.”

DMC Publishing is the parent company of the publication Newark Bound, a destination magazine for events, programs and activities in New Jersey’s largest city.

President and CEO of The Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, Karin Aaron, is equally as excited about the collaboration:

“We are thrilled to be working with Publisher/CEO Victor Nichols and DMC Publishing…an established organization with over 30 years of experience promoting travel and leisure in the State of New Jersey. Victor and his team have a clear understanding of what makes Greater Newark and its environs a unique destination, and the importance of tourism to our local economy.”

Businesses wanting to be featured in the guide should contact Byron Clark, Director, Advancement and External Relations at byron@newarkhappening.com

For more information about the City of Newark and other great New Jersey communities, keep checking back to #HipNJ for more news and content.