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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.

New Brunswick on New Year’s Eve

On December 31st, New Brunswick will be home to the region’s most vibrant New Year’s celebration as The Restaurant Guys present the 9th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza.

A collaboration among the city’s hospitality and business communities and produced by Francis Schott and Mark Pascal — a/k/a The Restaurant Guys (owners of Stage Left Steak and Catherine Lombardi restaurants) — New Brunswick New Year’s Eve showcases the city’s prowess and pride as “the capital of Central New Jersey.”

Conceived by Francis and Mark in 2009 as a way for local restaurateurs to rally business during the depths of the Great Recession, what began as a modest event has helped make New Brunswick a holiday and cultural destination, fully funded by donations and sponsorships and drawing crowds of close to 5,000.Says Francis, “Our goal has been to be the opposite of a ‘First Night’ concept — we want to drive visitors into our bars and restaurants to generate business while showing off what a fun town we live and work in. We’ve succeeded beyond our wildest dreams!”

WHAT:
Spectacular fireworks, choreographed to music by world-champion Garden State Fireworks and shot from the roof of the Heldrich Hotel. Drinks specials at downtown restaurants and bars by event sponsors Taittinger Champagne, Hendrick’s Gin, Hudson Whiskey and Monkey Shoulder Scotch. DJ music in Monument Park. Extended hours at many establishments for a post-fireworks nightcap

WHEN/WHERE:
11.30 pm ~ Monument Park, Livingston Avenue + George Street, New Brunswick, NJ Visitors are invited to explore dining and entertainment options pre- and post-fireworks — see list of participating venues at www.newbrunswicknewyearseve.com

Ring the New Year in right!

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#HipNJ at State Theatre NJ’s Debut of “Jersey Boys!”

The gliteratti was out in full-force on Friday night for State Theatre New Jersey‘s Garden State debut of Jersey Boys! The New Brunswick house was packed with excited theatre-goers craving to hear the sweet sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and they did not leave disappointed!

Here are some fan reaction clips:

Afterwards, #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino hosted our Facebook Live after-show party from The Heldrich, and spoke with members of the State Theatre NJ community as well as some of the cast members of the show! Watch here:

Jersey Boys kicks off a season of Broadway shows at State Theatre NJ. For a full list and to purchase tickets, visit STNJ.org.