Delsea Drive-In Theatre

Delsea Drive-In Theatre

#HipNJ takes it old school with New Jersey’s only drive-in movie theater!

Get ready for some serious nostalgia, you guys. Delsea Drive-In Theatre takes you back to a time where 3D and IMAX movies didn’t take a toll on your wallet. Though they’re a dying breed, there is no reason for them to be less fun than they used to be. Whether you are on a date or with the family, drive-in movie theaters allow you the comfort of your own car. Not being stuck in a movie theater allows you to enjoy your company, laugh at the parts you’re not supposed to (don’t worry, we’re all guilty), and check those ever-important notifications on your phone. Plus, it’s cheaper! At Delsea Drive-In Theatre, double features are guaranteed and triple features are a special treat. Seeing two movies (and possibly three) for the price of one at a regular theatre is almost unheard of.

Enjoy the finer things in life by simplifying them. Now that the weather is warming up, it may be time for you to take a step back in time and take your first adventure of the summer. Located in Vineland, the theatre is only an hour drive from Atlantic City!

Don’t forget to check what movies are playing at delseadrive-in.com before you go.

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TMZ’s Adam Glyn of Union

Meet the Toast of Union, New Jersey, TMZ’s Adam Glyn!

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino chatted with New Jersey’s newest star at his favorite hometown hotspot, the “legendary” Tiff’s Burger and Alehouse, over some of his menu favorites and beers!

Adam graduated from Union High School and is an alum of Kean University.  His college experience, however, wasn’t “typical.”

“I didn’t have the normal college life,” Adam explained. “Instead of partying, I would drive into the city and do stand up. I would work in the comedy clubs for stage time.”

Paying his dues paid off BIG TIME for Adam.  One night after a show, a rep from a then-little known website called TMZ offered Adam a two week contract.  He has now been with them for over six years!

TMZ has led to amazing opportunities for Adam. In addition to hob-knobbing with A-list celebs on a daily basis (which we learned all about in this bonus segment!), Adam has opened up for the best comics in the biz, including fellow #HipNJ native Artie Lange.

Recently, Adam added “game show host” to his illustrious resume. Monday-Friday at 5:30pm on My9, you can catch Adam on “South of Wilshire“.  Set in the Crenshaw District in Los Angeles, contestants watch videos shot in local restaurants, bars, churches, tattoo parlors, gyms, basketball courts and more, and have to guess which celebrity frequents there.

Needless to say, Adam has accomplished his main goal- to feel like he doesn’t work.  “I’m 31-years old and I feel like I’ve never had a job,” exclaimed Adam.  “It’s been great so far.”

For more on Adam, please be sure to follow him on Twitter! 

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Montclair’s Vital

#HipNJ‘s Cara Di Falco sat down for lunch at Montclair‘s Vital with Chef Kwame Williams to hear about his family’s journey through the restaurant world!

Kwame’s sister Nataki sparked the roots of this restaurant in Montclair. Having years of finance experience and his prior experience in the kitchen, she was sure they would have a hit on their hands.

Kwame got his culinary start and received a degree from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, then continued on to receive much of his experience from 4 star restaurant The Ryland Inn.  Kwame works endlessly to perfect and master his recipes and is always daring to try something new.

With a fresh juice bar and many meat and dairy free options, Vital has specially crafted their menu to cater to a larger audience through all meals of the day!

In the interview Kwame tells us “the health aspect is in the Jamaican culture very heavily with the roots and the juicing and the fresh fruits.” All dishes are hand prepped from scratch in the kitchen, never artificial and never frozen.

The Williams sibling trio prides themselves in being one of the very few sit down Jamaican restaurants unlike many takeout franchises. Their goal is to bring healthy and fresh traditional food to the table with a resort ambiance.

Alongside the restaurant business, Kwame donates much of his free time introducing healthy foods to children through Edible Schoolyard and speaking at schools.

For more on Vital, visit their website.  And for more on Cara’s visit to Vital, visit CaraDiFalco.com to view Vital’s curried cauliflower recipe!

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