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#HipNJ Celebrates Chili Dog Day

By Kenneth Barilari

Hey, #HipNJ readers! Today is a very important day, and we want to help you celebrate. In case you didn’t know, today is Chili Dog Day. It’s a day to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods, and we have compiled a list of some of the best places in NJ to get one!

Hot Grill (Clifton)hot

Customer said: “If you like chili with your dogs this really is the place for you.”

Hank’s Franks (Lodi)

hankCustomer said: “The onion sauce is terrific and the chili is the bomb.”

Rutt’s Hut (Clifton)rut

Customer said: “The chili was delicious. It almost tasted like it had stew beef in it.”

Hot Dog Caboose (Midland Park)caboose

Customer said: “I recommend the chili dog, really yummy!”

Lindy’s (Brick)lind

Customer said: “Add on their homemade chili with some mustard, onions, and cheese, and you’ve got one hell of a chili dog.”’

Max’s Hot Dogs (Long Branch)max

Customer said: “It’s worthy of mentioning the greatness of Max’s own chili – it’s chunky and full of flavor, not runny like you’ll find at other hot dog joints.”

Head over to your favorite hot dog place and grab yourself a chili dog!

Making the Hip New Jersey Studio – EPISODE 3

#HipNJ has launched our own mini reality series, Making the Hip New Jersey Studio! The series details our quest to craft the perfect studio setting and getting it to the place where we truly believe that it can be.

We hired New Jersey-based graffiti artist Shawn Mack, who showed Lisa some design ideas. Now, Lisa needs to call him up tell him that he needs to try again. “He’s going to have to go back to the drawing board.”

Lisa calls Shawn and tells him that while she loves his artwork, she feels that it does not match the site. “It’s not a problem, but it is a problem,” Shawn replied.

Shawn agreed to soften it up, and we are excited to see what he comes up with.

Mack runs CreativSite, specializing in creativity and custom design work for interior/exterior, canvas and more. To learn more, check out their website, “like” them on Facebook, and “follow” them on Instagram.

To see what happens next, be sure to stay tuned. New episodes will be released every Wednesday on our official YouTube page.

#HipNJ Celebrates National Creme Brulee Day

By Kenneth Barilari

Today is National Creme Brulee Day! Creme Brulee is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. If you have never tried it, you’re definitely missing out. For those of you who have, as well as those that have not, today is the perfect day to get one. To help you out, #HipNJ has compiled a list of the best places to get some creme brulee in New Jersey!

Nasto’s Ice Cream (Newark)

This throwback retail shop of a local ice cream manufacturer specializes in a variety of flavors and cakes!

Nasto’s Ice Cream
236 Jefferson St
Newark, NJ 07105

Fricassee French Bistro (Montclair)

This local favorite is sure to win you over.

Fricassee French Bistro
6 Park St
Montclair, NJ 07042

 Houlihan’s (Various Locations)

This chain is known for their delicious creme brulee!

Provesi (Morristown)

This BYOB Italian restaurant is the perfect date night setting!

50 South St
Morristown, NJ 07960

Third & Vine (Jersey City)

They specialize in the finest in cheese, wine, cocktails, and small plates available anywhere!

Third & Vine
353 3rd St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

A holiday calls for celebration, and we just gave you some great places to do just that! You know what to do.