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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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cupcake

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.