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 Top Spot For Frozen Yogurt

The groundhog did call for an early spring and just in time for National Frozen Yogurt Day! We have found the best places all over New Jersey to celebrate this nationally delicious day. Read more below to find out some of our favorite frozen yogurt spots!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Today is the day! Happy 5 years to us!!

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At Sonny’s Frozen Desserts, they are always mixing things up. If you want a classic vanilla or one of their seasonal favorites, they know how to swirl it up and satisfy your sweet tooth. This Cedar Grove location is open 7 days a week and always serving with a smile. Treat yourself to one of their freshly prepared homemade gelatos made special with their secret ingredient, Jersey bred Italian love. In the mood for something more refreshing, healthful and dairy-free? Their sorbets are not only kind to your waistline but also to your taste buds. Available in a variety of flavors from tangy citrus or tropical mango or even mix and match!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Shamrock Shakes are back at Redberry for a Limited time only! #tcnj#gottahaveone#campustown

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Red Berry Frozen Yogurt and Smoothie Bar is open after dark and here to save you from all those late night cravings. Chocolate fro-yo and a Netflix original binge with my cat sounds good to me. With the choice of over 50 toppings,  it’s no wonder they are open late, we could be here all day! Keeping the calories low and the flavor high, this frozen Ewing Township jewel definitely is on the top of our  list. Maybe you’re feeling a little nostalgic and want to enjoy a creamy old school styled Root Beer Float from their smoothie bar or if the party is still going get one of their Tequila Sunrises (hold the tequila), this citrus boost will keep you going all night!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Don’t forget to add a bubble wrap waffle to any ice cream 👍

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Are you New Jersians feeling left out that we missed some of those midwest deep freeze vibes? Freezing Point in Lyndhurst will keep you nicely chilled and comforted with all of the homemade rolled ice cream you can imagine. If you haven’t tried it before, Freezing Point is a great place to begin your rolled ice cream adventure. Come in and roll yourself right into the Freezing Point family.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Who’s excited for International Frozen Yogurt Day on February 6th from 2-7pm?! Check out our great flavors made with Heath® and Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup! Which one do you want to try?

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Make a good day a great with a cup of Yogurtland’s funky fro-yo. “Two great flavors, Two new toppings” is their motto for National Frozen Yogurt day. Enjoy the last of winter with their new Hershey and Reese’s inspired toppings. All their frozen yogurt including their weekly featured flavors (toasted coconut, carmel almond, butterfinger etc.) are made with organic, non hormonal cow’s milk. Top you’re favorite flavors off with a Reese’s flavored peanut butter crunch or Hershey’s cookies and creme popped snack mix.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Its that time of year again! We will be opening Friday, March 27th! Lets make this a great season! See you all very soon! 🍦😁

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Del’s Custard has been keeping Vinelands, NJ custard spirit alive since 1982 and has been named the best ice cream shop in Vineland several years in a row. Del’s custard family prides themselves in their high quality custards, sugar and fat free yogurts and diverse menu of ice cream sundaes and banana splits. If you’ve been hiding out in the Vineland area and haven’t gone to Del’s Custard shop we highly suggest you get there before this warm winter weather goes away!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Today’s Hours! 1242 Boardwalk Open 10-3 838 Asbury Open 12-9

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Feel the good vibes at Yoasis in Ocean City and enjoy one of their health inspired organic frozen yogurts. This full service, boardwalk based frozen yogurt shop has made it their goal to provide the most innovative, flavorful frozen yogurts using quality ingredients. Wanna keep your beach-bod in tact for swimsuit season? Yoasis features some frozen creamy treats that are low fat, non fat, Gluten free, dairy free and have no sugar added. Who knew everything could taste good while still looking good ?

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year in #HipNJ

February 5th marks the start of the Chinese New Year, otherwise known as the Year of the Pig! Those born in the Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are known to have beautiful personalities and are blessed with good fortune in life. You can read more about the personality traits of the Pig here

To celebrate the Pig in your life, below is a rundown of some of our favorite Chinese restaurants throughout the Garden State.

Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know!

1) Xina Restaurant, Toms River, www.XinaRestaurant.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mac N’ Cheese Dumplings – sriracha ranch & shichimi togarashi bread crumbs

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2) TS Ma, Montclair, www.TSMACC.com

3) Hunan Taste, Denville, www.HunanTaste.com

4) Shanghai Bun, Matawan, @shanghai_bun_matawan

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday success… eat each dumpling like your last! #shanghai #shanghaibun #soupdumplings

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5) Joe’s Peking Duck House, Marlton, JoesPekingDuckHouse.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Life’s Better in the Garden State

Here in New Jersey, we got it all, great entertainment, night life and of course the Jersey Shore! What more could you ask for when living on the east coast? Here are some of our favorite things about the living in the Garden State!

Diners
There are over 500 diners in this hungry state, all including late night specials, a menu filled with every styled burger and fries you can imagine and great service! So, if you’re finishing a night on the town or just up for an early bird special, odds are you’ll end up at a diner.

Full Service Gas Stations
New Jersey is the last state standing with full service gas stations, and we aren’t complaining one bit. When sitting in the car, mid-winter and saying “20 regular cash” to the attendant, we are all reminded of one of the many reasons why we love Jersey.

Four Seasons

You’ll experience all four seasons when living in the Garden State. So, if winter white is what you want, we got it. We have hot summers, perfect for beachy days. Autumns are cool with beautiful trees changing to gorgeous hues. As for spring, the conditions are perfect for blooming plants – they don’t call it the Garden State for nothing!

The Shore

Last but never least, the Jersey Shore. This is easily one of our favorite places in New Jersey. Our beautiful beaches attract the masses. A day the Garden State beaches basking in the sun or walking a nearby boardwalk, will get you a bronzed glow in no time.

Location

When living in New Jersey we get to enjoy many of the perks of New York City without having to be stuck in the hustle of loud noises, honking cars and flashing lights. Looking to have a fun night out on the town? Going out has never been so easy, New York City is just a hop skip and a river away.

Nature

Along with its views of city skylines, there are many ways to pass time out in the nature of the Garden State. Whether you’re into hiking, climbing, boating, or fishing, there are many opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors in Jersey.  

Nightlife & Drinks

New Jersey is filled with bars, pubs and all things nightlife. A night out with friends can include bar hopping, a pub crawl, catching a show or just dancing the night away. If the nightlife isn’t enticing enough for you, Jersey also has some great wineries and breweries.

Pizza and Bagels

Though the debate on Taylor Ham versus Pork Roll may not be settled, we can come together and agree that New Jersey’s bagels and New Jersey Pizza are a breed of their own. So, if you love carbs, Jersey is the right place for you. 

Atlantic City
You might know it as the backdrop for ‘Boardwalk Empire’, but here, the locals consider Atlantic City as our mini Vegas. Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Atlantic City has many attractions, and not just for not just for the high rollers; there’s the boardwalk, shows, dining, nightlife, shopping and more.