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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.

LSC After Dark

LSC After Dark Celebrates Mardi Gras

Liberty Science Center just threw the hottest Mardi Gras bash in New Jersey, and #HipNJ was there for it all! Check out some highlights from their latest LSC After Dark event.

Upon walking in, you were made to feel like you were on Bourbon Street. The Hungry March Band, a legendary street bass march band from NYC that has previously played at Mardi Gras, got the crowd going with their energetic tunes (and copious amounts of beads!)

The Hungry March Band transformed Jersey City to New Orleans.

DJ Dprizzy kept the good vibes going, while party-goers decked out in green and purple beads danced the night away. After burning up an appetite, there were plenty of food selections for attendees to choose from, including Waffle It and Co, Yani’s Bake House, Luke’s Empanadas, Mozzarepas, Under the Bun Burgers & BBQ, Cryo Cream, Sisig City, Guac Spot, and The French Quarter.

Yani’s Bake House Displays their Mardi Gras Kings Cake

The night’s highlight would have to be the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium. Guests sat back and explored the stars and beyond for the debut of LSC’s newest planetarium show, Lovers of the Cosmos LIVE! The experience included dazzling special affects that made you feel as if you were really traveling through space.

Travel to parts unknown at the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium!

On the third Thursday of every month, guests 21 and over can enjoy cocktails, food, music, dancing, laser shows, and more at LSC After Dark. Don’t miss out on the fun; click here to learn more.

#HipNJ’s Hudson Restaurant Week Guide

Hudson Restaurant Week is returning January 22nd, and #HipNJ is here to make sure you don’t miss out on any of it. Check out our restaurant guide and try to hit as many spots as possible!

Halifax, Hoboken

 

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Cadillac Cantina, Hoboken


Amelia’s Bistro, Jersey City

 

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Haven, Edgewater

The Stewed Cow, Hoboken

 

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Talde, Jersey City

 

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Molos, Weehawken

 Check out the full list of participating restaurants here, and enjoy!