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.

Bin 14’s 10th Anniversary!

Back in November 2008, Chef Anthony Pino and his wife/business parter Liz Pino opened Bin 14, which became Hoboken’s first and only wine bar. Today, with its snug atmosphere and Italian tapas menu, is constantly raved about by many guests and wine lovers. The New York Times featured the restaurant on their 2018 Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceBin 14 continues to be featured in “Best Wine List” votes.

This year, the Pino’s celebrate 30 years of marriage, along with 30 years of business in their hometown, Hoboken. This November marks the 10th Anniversary Bin 14 which definitely calls for a celebration! 

The event is perfect for seasoned wine connoisseurs and newbies. Guests will experience a walking tasting tour of over 20 wineries throughout the restaurant and it’s backyard. Chef Pino will also be serving his favorite small plates from the new fall menu! There will be raffles taking place throughout the night and a portion of the proceeds will go toward Hudson County CASA

Chef Anthony Pino is one of New Jersey’s best chefs. He is adored for his fresh and favorable style, blending Italian flavors with traditional American and French cuisine. The couple celebrate a total of 30 years of business due to Bin 14’s 10th anniversary, as well as the 20th anniversary of their flagship restaurant, Anthony David’s

Anthony David’s began in 1998 as a gourmet catering place and expanded in 2002, becoming one of Hoboken’s favorite brunch, dinner and catered event spots. In 2013, Anthony David’s became an all-day trattoria. 

The Pino’s take pride in their businesses and their hometown. Join them this year in a celebratory toast to the them, their businesses, and to Hoboken! Check out the event listing in our calendar

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#NationalSandwichDay 5 of NJ’s Best Sandwiches

Hey #HipNJ, today is #NationalSandwichDay! To celebrate, let’s take a look at 5 of the Garden State’s most mouthwatering sandwiches!

1. Fat Darrell, RU Hungry, New Brunswick

RU Hungry is home to the famous fat sandwich, a concoction of a hoagie roll, finger food, and usually lettuce, tomato and french fries. Their best-seller is the Fat Darrell, topped with chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, marinara sauce, and french fries. It is a must-stop if you are ever in the Rutgers area!

2. Brunchwich, The Committed Pig, Manasquan, Morristown & Summit

The Committed Pig is known for the Brunchwich, their modern-twist on brunch and sandwiches. This sandwich is a bacon, egg, and cheese on french toast. Sounds SO good! Check out any one of their three locations located around the state!

3. Deli Sandwich, Harold’s NY Deli, Edison

It’d be in your best interest to bring a few friends with you to this famous deli known for their gargantuan sandwiches. The meats you can choose from include corned beef, hot pastrami, roast beef, brisket, turkey, salami and more. The huge serving size almost guarantees you’ll be walking out with a hearty box of leftovers!

4. White House Special, White House Subs, Atlantic City

Located on Atlantic City’s Arctic Avenue, White House Subs has been one of the best sub shops in the Garden State for decades. Their signature sandwich is the White House Special which is a classic Italian sub topped with extra salami, provolone, ham, and capicola.

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5. Cheesesteak, Donkey’s Place, Camden

“Hang your head in shame, Philadelphia, the best cheesesteak in the country is whipped up across the Delaware in Camden, New Jersey” (NY Post). Served on a poppy seed bun and often topped with hot peppers and onions, this cheesesteak is claimed to be arguably the best in the country. It was even featured on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown!

Enjoy #NationalSandwichDay at any one of these fine NJ sandwich shops!

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#FoodFriday Farmly’s New Fall Menu Is On!

Hey #HipNJ foodies! To celebrate #FoodFriday, let’s take a look at Chef James Avery‘s new fast-casual restaurant, Farmly!

“All Farmly food is prepared thoughtfully by chefs with premium, purposeful ingredients, from farmers who share their values of wholesomeness and authenticity.”

“Farmly is more than fast-casual: it’s a Neighborhood Kitchen conceived out of necessity, like many of the best ideas: after a chef’s full day, what could James feed his family of six? Now families of all sizes can enjoy his solution.”

“Farmly believes in the importance of ingredients’ origins, the authenticity of home cooking, and the significance of making wholesome, nutrient-dense & unprocessed food convenient to its community. At Farmly, there is something savory for every diet. Vegatarians and keto dieters will be thrilled.”

Farmly’s slow cooked meats include:

  • Organic Rotisserie Chicken (Shenandoah Valley Organic)
  • Herb Roasted Pulled Pork (Beeler Farms)
  • Grass-Fed Roast Beef (Silver Fern Farms)
  • Seasonal Vegetarian Option
    • Sauces: Chimichurri, Atomic Horseradish & Chive, Honey Mustard, Gravy

Farmly’s Chef-created hot or cold sides include:

  • Roasted Cauliflower
    • Za’atar, Sesame
  • Roasted Carrots
    • Brown Butter, Sherry Vinegar
  • Gigante Bean & Broccoli Rabe
    • Roasted Garlic, Chili Flakes
  • Squash and Quinoa
    • Craisins, Pumpkin Seed, Mint, Sherry Vinegar
  • Cashew Kale Salad
    • Lemon-Tahini Dressing
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Radishes
  • Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Farmly’s Sandwiches include:

  • Roast Beef
    • Cheddar, Atomic Sauce, Carmelized Onion
  • Roasted Pork
    • Broccoli Rabe, Provolone
  • Classic Chicken Salad
    • Lettuce, Celery

Handcarved, served on Sourdough with Garden Pickles and Chips

Sounds so yummy! Check out Farmly at 2100 Route 35 N, Sea Girt, NJ. Enjoy!