Category Archives: Scene & Heard

Get the scoop on New Jersey’s hottest and hippest places to see and be seen. From the trendiest fashions and most stylish shopping spots, to delectable dining and eclectic events, Hip New Jersey breaks down the best places to shop, socialize, wine and dine in the Garden State. With sneak peeks at everything you need to know to stay in vogue, #HipNJ exposes everything our beautiful state has to offer.

New Jersey’s Meatball Hot Spots

Meatballs: Delicious, spherical baby hamburgers that taste good on everything and anything. Celebrate #NationalMeatballDay at one of #HipNJ’s top meatball hot spots with meatballs so good you can forget about the pasta.

 

Welcome to Millie’s Old World Meatballs and Pizza in Morristown! Where all food is made with passion, fresh ingredients and tradition. Get the taste of homemade, freshly fried meatballs while surrounded by brick oven, cuddled in a large booth, taking advantage of the BYOB.

 

A take-out food truck that sells meatballs? That’s IncrediBalls! Incrediballs Food Truck in Jersey City has a small but amazingly delicious menu centered around meatballs. Making meatballs out of beef, pork, chicken and even quinoa for all those vegetarians out there.

 

The Brew & Meatball Co. in Rahway offers a late night menu mostly consisting of, you guessed it, meatballs! Craft beer and comfort food is available until 12 pm during the week and 2 am on the weekends. Crushing any late night craving you may have.

 

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Is it possible they could be more obsessed with meatballs than us? Meatball Obsession in Newark sells grandmas meatballs are cooked to such perfection that you can skip the pasta completely and just eat them right out of a cup! 

 

Keep calm and meatball on at Mamma’s Meatballs & More in Pennsauken Township. With an entire page dedicated to a variety of Mamma’s meatballs, we are  curious if they could get any more genius. They have surpassed the average meatball and spiced up the meatball game with their Rocky Ball BOA and Rabe Father

 

Asbury Park is famous for the beach, beautiful homes and an outstanding selection of food. Capitoline focuses on rustic Italian comfort food, so it’s no surprise they have some of the best meatballs by the shore. Leaving you satisfied and happy without having to break the bank. 

Now that you know where to get some of the best meatballs in New Jersey, tag and comment on our page @HipNewJersey. 

Where to Spend Mardi Gras in New Jersey

Adventure within the Mardi Gras madness this weekend at one of #HipNJ’s New Jersey hot spots. Bring your Mardi Gras dreams to life and celebrate! 

 
 
 
 
 
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Get ready to have some Fat Tuesday fun at South House Bar in Jersey City. Embrace the vintage ambiance and lose yourself on the dance floor while listening to authentic New Orleans tunes. After your night at South House, you will be wishing everyday was Mardi Gras!

Join in on the Mardi Gras fun at QXT’s nightclub in Newark! With free admission all night and $4 dollar drinks until 11 pm you will be dancing until the DJ leaves and drinking until the sun comes up. 

Feel as if your walking the streets of New Orleans in Somers Point at the South Jersey Jazz Society 3rd annual Mardi Gras eventSpend the day winning mascaraed themed competitions, indulging in all the Cajun food you can eat and watching a performance by Zydeco-a-Go-Go.

Thirsty for something frothy, delicious and mildly intoxicating? Expand your horizons and make your taste buds explode with flavors from all around the world. Even if your not much of a beer drinker, Newark’s locals favorite, Redd’s Biergarten, will have a beer that sounds so delicious you’ll have to taste it.

Make Mardi Gras your own at Grasshopper off the Green in Morristown. This Irish pub is cozy, loud and knows how to have a good time. While here, the drinks won’t end, everyone will become your friend (even the waitress!) and the laughs won’t stop.

Let us know how your Fat Tuesday celebration is going by tagging and commenting on our page @HipNewJersey . 

denim days

Denim Days is Back in 2019!

Denim Days, the festival produced by denim industry insiders to connect denim professionals, designers and brands directly to denim consumers, has announced the dates of their three upcoming denim festivals in New York (June 8/9), Nashville (October 5/6) and Amsterdam (October 21-27).

New York Denim Days kicks off the festival calendar with a two-day event at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street) on June 8 and 9. As in past seasons, attendees will find a selection of brands, designers, artisans and vintage vendors as well as new activations and interactive installations from denim supply chain members, artists and more. A one-day outdoor vintage denim market on June 9 will shut down 18th street and feature live entertainment, food and activities for the whole family. TENCEL™ branded fibers by Lenzing return as the title sponsor of New York Denim Days.

Nashville Denim Days debuted to much acclaim in 2018 and returns to Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton Street) on October 5 and 6. The festival celebrates not only denim’s heritage and authenticity but also Nashville’s vibrant music scene, which quite literally took center stage at the inaugural Nashville Denim Days. Attendees at the upcoming edition will find a vibrant mix of denim and independent brands, vintage vendors and artisans as well as musical performances by local Nashville musicians and food from a selection of local eateries.

Amsterdam Denim Days – the one that started it all – will celebrate all things indigo with seven days of events, trade shows, activations and parties all over the city. The week-long Amsterdam Denim Days includes industry-only events such as the Kingpins Show Amsterdam, an invitation-only denim sourcing show and Kingpins Transformers, a day-long event promoting sustainability and corporate responsibility in denim, as well as a “City Center” program of in-store sales and parties at participating retailers. Denim Days Amsterdam culminates with the Denim Days Festival set for the last weekend of October.

Denim Days Festival will feature the best denim brands, seminars, installations, vintage treasure hunting, music, food and drinks, workshops and many more to explore.

To purchase tickets go to Denim Days Tickets.

“We have found that the Denim Days concept is the perfect vehicle to celebrate jeans and connect the industry to consumers in a vital and engaging manner,” said Andrew Olah, one of the Denim Days organizers and founder of Kingpins Show. “The idea of creating a space where brands, designers and industry insiders come together to commune, engage in discourse and inspire denim lovers is endlessly interesting to us. Denim Days is platform where consumers can buy a pair of jeans directly from the designer, attend a seminar about sustainability by an industry expert, experience a fun, interactive installation and then get their hands blue indigo dyeing a garment.”

Denim Days Global Schedule:

New York Denim Days
June 8-9: Denim Days Festival
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
Tickets: $7 Pre-sale // $10 door
Students: Free with valid ID

June 9: Denim Days New York – Street Fair,
West 18th Street – between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.
Free Admission

Nashville Denim Days
October 5-6: Denim Days Nashville
Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton Street
Tickets: $7 Pre-sale // $10 door
Students: Free with valid ID

Amsterdam Denim Days
October 21-27: City Center Program
October 26-27: Denim Days Festival

About Denim Days Festival:
New York Denim Days and Nashville Denim Days are based on Amsterdam Denim Days. The new editions will act as a spotlight on the global denim scene from completely New York and Nashville perspectives – uniting the denim community and consumers, the addicts and aficionados, the brands and buyers, to celebrate its unique denim passion. New York Denim Days and Nashville Denim Days are initiated by House of Denim and organized by Modefabriek in collaboration with Kingpins Show. For more information, visit Denim-Days.com.