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Christmas Shopping In Downtown Cranford

Still need to do some Christmas shopping? #HipNJ is here to help. Downtown Cranford has the perfect gift for everyone in your life, and here are some phenomenal businesses you need to check out.

Simply Art and Framing

Simply has something for everyone. The gallery is filled with hundreds of wonderful art and gift items, offering so much more than just framing.

Cranford Golden Touch Jewelers


Looking to get that special someone a beautiful piece of jewelry? Head over to Cranford Golden Touch Jewelers and you will not be disappointed.

The Amber Feather

The Amber Feather is perfect for the fashionista in your life. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece, this vintage, retail and resale shop is the place to be.

Hot Yoga Revolution

Hot Yoga Revolution is offering a $100 gift card for $80, as well as 25% off retail: premium yoga mats, hot yoga towels, china gel, pura vida bracelets and more!

Cake Artist Cafe

Cake Artist Cafe has a wide range of cake pops, cookie sets, and other delicious goodies that make the perfect stocking stuffer!

Fresh Press Juice Co.

Fresh Press Juice Co. is giving customers who purchase a $25 gift card or more the choice of a homemade granola bar or truffles.

Happy shopping!

Cara’s Cucina: Pasta Alla Griccia

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Pasta Alla Griccia!

While delicious, guanciale is occasionally difficult to come by. So, Di Falco has you covered. “If you can’t find guanciale, you can substitute in pancetta or American bacon,” she states. Check out the ingredients for the dish, which serves 6, below.

Pasta Alla Griccia

1 lb. rigatoni
8 oz. guanciale, diced
2 c. pecorino romano cheese
black pepper

Tools
multi-pot
deep saute’ pan
slotted spoon
ladle

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!

Build Your Own Bloody Mary at Halifax

Build Your Own Bloody Mary at Halifax

When it comes to brunch at Hoboken hot spot Halifax, it’s go big or go home, and Bloody Marys are no exception. 

Beginning this weekend, Halifax will launch a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar in the restaurant’s adjacent lounge, the Living Room at the W Hoboken.

Guests can enjoy this quintessential brunch beverage as simply or as over-the-top as they’d like by adding garnishes including oysters, poached shrimp, bacon, salami, mozzarella and more.

Cocktails start at $10. For more information, click here.