Category Archives: Dining

Braun’s Tavern & Dining Room Now Open in Bloomfield

Chef/Owner Michael Fiorianti is pleased to announce the launch of his new endeavor, Braun’s Tavern & Dining Room in Bloomfield Center, a modern-day, chef driven, casual neighborhood spot where families, friends, co-workers and groups can gather to enjoy a great meal and beverages.

Continuing his novel approach to cuisine, his accessible, creative dishes use locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients. Braun’s will be open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays) offering lunch, dinner, brunch, and happy hour in its dining room and full menu and exclusive bar menu at the 40-foot-long full-service bar.

With 25 years of culinary experience, Chef Fiorianti has enjoyed favorable reviews from food critics, being featured in The New York Times and Montclair Magazine. He was previously the Executive Chef for Satis Bistro in Jersey City, and the sole proprietor of its sister restaurant, Satis Bloomfield at the same location. Intrigued by the location’s history dating back as far as the late 1800’s through the prohibition era and into the 1940’s, Chef decided to reinvent the space. He explains, “The opportunity to be a part of Bloomfield’s evolution of history is a great honor. We hope you will join us at the new Braun’s Tavern and Dining Room, a place for everyone.”

Braun’s will offer the same high level of culinary and service excellence and continue to source its fresh products as close to home as possible. The menu will consist of unique and familiar dishes, prepared thoughtfully and with a focus on fun. The emphasis is on house-made at Braun’s where cheese and pastas are handcrafted, meats are masterfully prepared, and accompaniments are flavorful and freshly made. Guest are welcome to order food for pick-up and shortly after opening for delivery via UBER Eats.

The beverage program features signature cocktails, a well-rounded wine list, up to 30 different craft beers on draught and by bottle. Braun’s will also feature local spirts from Silk City Distillers and an impressive selection of 36 American bourbons and whiskeys with regular featured specials.

Located in the heart of Bloomfield Center’s bustling business district just off Bloomfield Avenue, Braun’s is conveniently steps away from NJ Transit’s Bloomfield train stop.

To learn more, click here.

Choc∙O∙Pain

Choc∙O∙Pain French Bakery & Café Opens Fourth Location

#Hippers living in Hoboken’s Hudson Tea Building Uptown are in for a sweet treat!

Clemente Danko, owner of Choc∙O∙Pain French Bakery & Cafés (Choc∙O∙Pain), is pleased to announce their fourth location is now open on 1500 Hudson Street. This location joins their original downtown Hoboken spot on 1st Street and their two Jersey City properties, including the 3,900 s.f. commissary bakery that opened in July of 2017.

Choc∙O∙Pain is a boulangerie that creates their sourdough-based breads in the traditional European way with 4 basic ingredients using a slow, long fermentation process. The menu offers La Boulangerie: pains (breads), brioches, baguettes, viennoiseries, tartes, desserts and macarons; Le Café: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch including: quiche, sandwiches, croques, salads, soups (vegan) and pastries. Beverages include La Colombe Espresso & Coffees, Kusmi teas, house-made specialty beverages and Alain Milliat juices; and La Boutique, a select retail assortment of hard-to-find French specialty items and cooking ingredients including: macarons, local honey and Alain Milliat jams.

The newest member of the Choc∙O∙Pain family is a 1,600 square foot, 40 seat café and retail space planned by Hoboken based Minervini Vandermark Architecture. This location also offers a private event room that seats up to 20 with options available for special events and catering for personal and business events.

Bakery and café open daily Monday-Friday 6:30am- 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-7pm with delivery available via postmates.com. Made to order salads and sandwiches will launch shortly after opening. Best of all, street parking is available for those coming from out-of-town!

The interior will reflect a Parisian chic design aesthetic with simple rustic touches including reclaimed wood and decorative elements and offer award winning signature house made breads, pastries, and café dishes as well as specialty French retail items. A little slice of France, west of the Hudson!

This January, the group was a selected finalist in French Morning’s Best Croissant NYC juried competition. As the sole #HipNJ bakery entered, it was quite an accomplishment to receive the People’s Choice New York City award for their croissant! They received this same People’s Choice award in 2016 for their baguette.

Visit chocopainbakery.com for more information.

Where To Watch The Super Bowl In #HipNJ

The big game is right around the corner. Still not sure where you’ll be watching? #HipNJ is here to help with a list of some of the best places to watch the Super Bowl in New Jersey!

House Of Que’ (Hoboken)

 Midland Brew House (Saddle Brook)

 Black Bear Bar Grill (Hoboken)

 Blue Moon Mexican Cafe (Wyckoff)
Sidelines Bar & Grill (Fairfield)

Joey McBride’s Pub (Woodland Park)

#HipNJ hopes you have a great time with family and friends, and that your team wins!