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Happy #CupcakeDay!

Hey #HipNJ cupcake lovers! Today is #CupcakeDay, so let’s take a look at 5 of the best cupcake shops in the Garden State!

1. Crowley’s Cupcakes, Madison

This bakery offers a wide range of tasty treats—cakes, cookies, specialty breads, cinnamon rolls, brownies, and of course, cupcakes! Here’s just a few of their flavors—Mint Brownie, Pink Lemonade, Nutella, M&M Candy, and Cafe Mocha. Sounds tasty!

2. House of Cupcakes, Princeton, East Brunswick, Clifton

The name of this bakery says it all as they feature an eclectic mix of cupcakes. With flavors such as Boston Creme, Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Strawberry Daiquiri, and Pina Colada, you really can’t go wrong here!

3. Blue Sheep Bake Shop, Somerville

This Central Jersey bake shop is home to many kinds of desserts including specialty cakes and cupcakes, macarons, sugar cookies, cake pops and more. Here’s a few of their cupcake flavors: Death by Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cup, Birthday Cake, Toasted Coconut, and Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Yum!

4. Ava’s Cupcakes, Rockaway

Ava’s Cupcakes produces their cupcakes using seasonally-sourced ingredients. Known for more exotic cupcakes, they offer flavors such as Beer & Pretzels, Blueberry Cheesecake, Cinnamon Pumpkin, Pink Champagne and Strawberry, and Key Lime Pie. This is a great place to test out some very uniquely flavored cupcakes!

5. Baking Grace, Hawthorne

This bakery claims “life is too short for cheap desserts” and we couldn’t agree more. Home to an awesome selection of cupcakes and cakes, Baking Grace only prepares their desserts with fresh ingredients and in small batches to assure you excellent quality. Some of their cupcake flavors include German Chocolate, Oreo, and Red Velvet, Bavarian Creme, and Orange Cheesecake. Wow!

Satisfy your sweet tooth this #CupcakeDay with any one of these fine bakeries!

Biddy O’Malley’s Menu Updates for Autumn & Winter

After experimenting and tinkering with new flavors the last few weeks, the team at Biddy O’Malley’s is now officially serving their fall/winter menu.

Executive Chef Wilson Lindemann has amped up the tastes of the season, with new preparations on their classic dishes, incorporating the best ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors. The four new entrees are as follows:

Shrimp & Grits: Jumbo gulf shrimp, Castle Valley Mill’s cheddar grits, wilted arugula, sauce creole

 

Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon: Rocket and lemon risotto, porcini mushroom crème, salsa cruda

 

Grilled Black Angus Hanger Steak: Caramelized Brussels sprouts-chorizo-potato hash, charred scallion emulsion

 

Guinness Pot Pie: Braised Black Angus short rib, roasted carrots, wild mushrooms, puff pastry

As always, specials will continue to rotate each week for lunch and dinner at both locations.

Available for dine-in and takeout — with delivery coming soon to Englewood — Biddy O’Malley’s is open seven days a week with brunch Sundays in Englewood. For more information or details on large groups, parties and more, the restaurants can be reached directly at (201) 608-5545 (Englewood) or (201) 564-7893 (Northvale).

 

Since 2011, Biddy O’Malley’s has been wooing Northern New Jersey patrons with their interpretations of classic Irish gastropub fare and contemporary American dishes in Englewood and Northvale.

Under the guidance of executive chef Wilson Lindemann, they focus on locally sourced provisions plus offer a large selection of carefully curated wine & craft beers served in a comfortable, friendly and relaxing environment.

Specials are rotated weekly, using many seasonal ingredients and flavors. There’s also brunch offered in Englewood on Sundays — plus party options available for groups of large sizes.

Both locations of Biddy O’Malley’s are open seven days a week in both Englewood (36 N Van Brunt St) and Northvale (191 Paris Avenue). More information can be found on their website  or on their Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Interview with Adam Costello of Wightman Farms in Morristown

Recently, Hip New Jersey’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke with Adam Costello, Owner of Wightman Farms in Morristown, about all the fun his farm has to offer. A great destination for families, his farm offers several fun and engaging activities such as pumpkin slingshotting, apple and pumpkin picking, hay rides, and more.

 
His farm is also home to an outstanding bakery which sells a variety of baked goods such as pies, quiche, bread, apple fritters, and so much more. They also offer fresh, natural meats sourced from Niman Ranch
 
While fall is definitely the high season for Adam, he still sustains his business with other seasonal ventures such as offering Christmas trees, hot apple cider and hot chocolate during the colder months. 
 
Adam is always looking to give his customers the best experience possible. Being efficient is one way he achieves this. He has recently adopted a strategy of reducing the dimensions of each space of an apple tree from 20’ x 20’ to 2’ x 10’. This allows for twice the amount of apple trees to be produced!
 
Working on the farm has been a dream come true for Adam. He loves being outside, being his own boss, and catering to NJ families all year long. The tradition of apple and pumpkin picking is timeless and surely not going anywhere for a long time. 
 
For more information about all that Wightman Farms has to offer, visit WightmanFarms.com!