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Stage Left Steak Launches The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey

Stage Left Steak in New Brunswick is home to the state’s launch of The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, and #HipNJ has the celebration details!

World-renowned Irish Whiskey Master Distiller Darryl McNally, of The Dublin Liberties Distillery, teamed up with Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, fellow Irishmen and co-founders of multi-award-winning bar, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, to create The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey.

Drawing its inspiration from the notorious Irish street gang, active in New York City in the mid- to late-1800s, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey made its global debut in New York City in February 2018. Only 1,200 cases have been made available, distributed exclusively in NY and now NJ.

Stage Left Steak co-owner Francis Schott has deep roots in New Jersey’s Irish-American community and is celebrating the launch in a big way. Check out the information below!

St. Patrick’s Day Specials @ Stage Left Steak March 12th-18th
  • Stage Left Steak Signature Burger, a Guinness and a shot of Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey for $25
  • A complimentary shot of Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey with any steak
  • On Sunday, March 18, enjoy a complimentary Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee after dinner


For reservations, go to www.stageleft.com or call 732.828.4444.

Cara’s Cucina: Stout Brownies

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by teaching us how to make Stout Brownies!

“These brownies are my answer to St. Patrick’s Day,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “They’re rich and chocolatey and I included beer!” Check out the official recipe, which makes 1, 8×8 pan, below.

Stout Brownies
3 Tbs. butter
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 C. flour
3 1/4 Tbs. cocoa powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 C. stout beer

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!


#HipNJ Chats with Makeup Mogul Bobbi Brown

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo recently chatted with makeup mogul Bobbi Brown in this #HipNJ Exclusive!

Bobbi spoke at length about her latest venture, The George Inn. The George is a 32 room, luxury, boutique hotel located in the heart of Brown’s beloved Montclair.

“We love this town,” Brown says of Montclair. “The hotel is really a reflection of our aesthetic and how we like to live.”

Maria and Bobbi also chatted about balancing motherhood with a successful career. “You just have to learn to not sweat the small stuff, and really prioritize what’s important,” she says. “There’s no question, my family was always the top of my list.”

The pair also discussed Bobbi’s next move in the lifestyle world! She will be launching wellness supplements next month on QVC.

For information about Bobbi and The George Inn, click here.