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SOMOS Latin Kitchen and Bar

Regular guests of Costanera will be familiar with
Chef/Owner Juan Placencia‘s commitment to serving
delicious cuisine with bold flavors in a
warm, casual atmosphere.

Now, he elevates Latin cuisine further
with his sister restaurant, SOMOS.

SOMOS translates to the simple, inclusive phrase “We Are”:
an inspiration to celebrate the world of Latin cuisines
in a delicious and creative way;
this is the guiding principle behind the new
restaurant, just opened in North Arlington
by Chef Juan and his family.

SOMOS is a celebration of Latin American
flavors with a global perspective.
A lively bar pouring the full spectrum
of Latin spirits, a gathering place for drinking, dining,
late-night entertainment, a new brunch destination…
SOMOS will be all this and more.

Cocktails by award-winning mixologist
Rachael Robbins are beautifully
presented, and reflect her expertise in coaxing
stellar, well-balanced flavors out of a few simple ingredients.

In addition to select Old and New World wines
and craft beers, SOMOS cocktails include:

For A Good Time Call…
1615 Pisco, Vanilla, Passionfruit, Lemon, Cane Juice, Cava

Carmen Sandiego
Pisco, Ginger Beer, Calamansi, Cardamom, Orange Blossom

Have A Cigar
Cask & Crew Rye, Banana, Lime, Panela, Coffee/Cocoa Bitters

Humbert & Lo
Rum or Horchata Vodka, Lime, Pineapple, Cotton Candy

(Pssst – there are also special cocktails that are not
on the list — all you have to do is ask for them,
or look for clues on Instagram @chickologist.)
Happy Hour Menu is available NOW!

SOMOS. “We Are”…the universe of Latin food: familiar flavors,
new dishes, made from scratch.
Chef Placencia is thrilled by the opportunity
to present an innovative yet very
accessible menu that includes both traditional flavors
and unexpected mashups of multiple cultures’
cuisines, for dinner, lunch, brunch and late night.

The SOMOS Menu includes:

Starters:

Croquetas – Aji de Gallina
Chicken & Aji Amarillo Fritters

Cachapa
Corn Pancake, Melted Monterey, Grilled Leeks & Mushrooms

Shrimp Ceviche
Passionfruit, Crispy Quinoa, Gala Apple, Radish

Alitas De Pollo
Chicken Wings (6), Spicy Romesco

Cubano Flatbread
Mojo-Marinated Pork, Jamon Serrano, Monterey Jack Sauce

Chicharron De Pescado
Quinoa-Crusted Cod, Pico de Gallo, Piquillo Pepper Aioli

Mejillones
PEI Mussels, Creamy Aji Amarillo Broth,
Scallions, White Wine, Tomato

Mains:

Asado de Res Pappardelle
Peruvian beef pot roast, Carrots, Tomato

Frutos del Mar Cavatelli
Shrimp, Pulpo, Mussels, Calamari, Tomatoes, Puiquillo

Pollo Adobado
Achiote Roasted Chicken, Yukon Potato Puree, Jicama Slaw

Churrasco
Grilled Skirt Steak Encebollado, Rice & Black Bean
Hash, Fried Egg, Sweet Plantains

Click here to view the SOMOS opening menu.
Lunch and Brunch coming soon!
Also available for private events.

185 River Road, North Arlington 07031
201-621-0899

Hours:
Open Christmas Eve,
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Dinner: 4PM-11PM Mon-Wed-Thurs, Sunday;
4PM-midnight Friday-Saturday.
Bar: 4PM-12AM Sun, Mon, Wednesday;
’til 2AM Thursday-Saturday
Daily Happy Hour: 4PM-7PM Mon, Wed-Friday,
Bar Area only (Taverna & Plaza)
(Closed Tuesdays)

Photos, recipes or interviews available upon request.

Thanksgiving

Fun Before the Feast on Thanksgiving Eve

We all love getting together with family for Thanksgiving: the plethora of home cooked meals, the strange distant family members you only ever see around this time every year, the endless questions about your relationship status…

Well, the home cooked meals mostly. 

Jokes aside, this time of year is optimal for recognizing all that you are thankful for in your life and to share an evening with loved ones over delicious food. Still, let’s face it: Thanksgiving is not quite a day for partying and letting loose.

This year, HipNJ wants you to try letting looseThanksgiving Eve. and we’ve got you covered!

Here’s a few ideas on where to go this Wednesday night in our very own Garden State:

  1. House of Que, Hoboken, NJ
    Cheap drinks and the possibility someone will inevitably come dressed as a turkey that we can point and laugh at until we’re sloshed enough to borrow the costume? Sign us up.
  2. Maggie’s Bar and Grill, Lakewood, NJ
    More drink specials, free admission for ladies, a dance floor, and karaoke – perfect to get your mind off of Aunt Linda’s prodding questions about your career.
  3. Starland Ballroom, Sayreville
    Emo Night is comin’ at you Thanksgiving Eve – if run of the mill partying isn’t for you and you’d like a night of rock music and good vibes, tickets only run from $12.50-$20 ($23 if you buy the day of).
  4. Tally-Ho, Hoboken
    Great food, fun games, good times – perfect for Thanksgiving Eve (I mean look how big the font on the flier is? Fonts don’t lie)
  5. Just Jake’s, Montclair
    Enjoy some live music, booze, and food. Just Jake’s is sure to show you a great night.

Wherever you end up going Thanksgiving Eve, we hope you have insane amounts of fun! (Just not too much fun, you still have to get yourself to Thanksgiving dinner the next day…)

Enjoy!

mcgregor vs. mayweather

Where to Watch McGregor vs. Mayweather in #HipNJ!

The fight of the year is upon on, and #HipNJ breaks down the hippest hot spots to catch Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather this Saturday night!

1. Do AC

 

Are you ready to rumble?! Watch the biggest fight of the year with us this Friday! 🥊 #MyBallys

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Unsurprisingly, Atlantic City is the Garden State’s go-to destination for this unique boxing match. From Bally’s to Tropicana to Resorts, there’s many sweet deals for prime viewing.

2. House of Que (Hoboken)

Get down with some barbecue grub, listen to the beats of DJ Unique and take in the fight of the century at House of Que in Hoboken! Call (201)-706-8755 or email RSVP@HouseOfQue.com to reserve your spot today!

3. The Movies

Even though it’s the “Fight of the Century” it’s still Saturday night, aka Date Night! You can still have the dinner-and-a-movie experience while making your man happy. Rialto Theatre in Westfield, Showplace 14 in Secaucus, and Edgewater 16 Multiple Cinemas in Edgewater are screening the fight (so retro!) Reserve your seats today via Fathom Events.

4. iPlay America (Freehold)

Freehold‘s ultimate fun destination will have a fight watch party at the iPlay America Game Time Bar & Grill! Reserve your seat by purchasing a premium ticket for just $40, which also includes a $10 credit towards your purchase of food and beverage.

5. In the Comfort of Your #HipNJ Zip Code

Assemble your crew, order from your favorite local pizza joint and take in the fights and sounds from the comfort of your own home!