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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

By: Andrea Fasciano

Craving a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie? You are in luck. For all the chocolate chip cookie lovers out there today is your day! August 4th marks National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Here are some bakeries around the Garden State to help celebrate one of America’s most desired cookies!

1. Just Cookies, Pitman

Found these at Target, yum. #justcookies #hamptoncreekfoods #vegan #plantbased @hamptoncreek

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2. Crazy Susan’s Cookie Company, Ocean City

I don’t think I’ve ever had a better chocolate chip cookie….

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3. Great American Cookies, Voorhees

Our famous Original Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready to go into the oven!

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4. Cookie Rush, New Brunswick

Hello lovelies #cookierush #chocolatechipsareforever #cookies #newbrunswick

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5. Jimmy’s Cookies, Clifton

Who needs a coffee break when you can have a cookie break? ?❤️

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6. Feed Your Soul Bakery, Kearny

Our #sundaymorning just became a lot more delicious. #chocolatechipday #feedyoursoulbakery #sundayfunday #cookies

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7. Cookies N’ Crepes, Jersey City

8. Lala’s Gourmet Cookies, Brick

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies #lalascookies.com #bestcookieshop #chocolate #glutenfree

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Make sure you get out and satisfy your chocolate chip cookie craving today!

National Watermelon Day

By Kenneth Barilari

Today is #NationalWatermelonDay! Watermelon is always perfect during the hot summer months because of its cool and refreshing taste, whether you’re on the beach or by the pool. However, there are many other ways to utilize this tasty fruit. #HipNJ is here to provide you with 10 unique ways to use watermelon this summer.

  1. Watermelon Feta Salad

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This has been all the rage this summer. Fresh watermelon, arugula and mint drizzled with champagne dijon vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil makes for the perfect lunch.

  1. Watermelon Pops

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These are the perfect treat for your next pool day!

  1. Watermelon Cake

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No need to bake this watermelon cake. Just add frosting and some fruit topping.

  1. Mojito

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All it takes is two watermelon chunks, one lime, two teaspoons of sugar, a handful of mint leaves, and two ounces white rum. Add ice and you’re good to go!

  1. Watermelon Salsa

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This is the perfect twist to your summer salsa! Get your chips ready.

  1. Homemade Gummies

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Gummy candies are always great, and now you can make your own! Make them sour if you’re feeling brave.

  1. Watermelon Water

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I am sure you’ve had water infused with lemon and lime, so why not try watermelon?

  1. Pizza

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Slice up your watermelon pizza-style, and add your favorite fruits as toppings! Add Nutella for some extra sweetness.

  1. Sorbet

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This is a healthy alternative for when you’re craving ice cream in the summer heat.

  1. With Salt!

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Take a piece of watermelon and add a pinch of salt! Salt makes watermelon taste sweeter by creating a salty sweet contrast that allows the sweetness of the melon to stand out.

All you need now is the perfect watermelon. Here are some of the best Farmers Markets throughout NJ.

Cowtown Farmers Market
780 Harding Hwy.
Pilesgrove, NJ

Sparta Farmers Market
89 Sparta Ave.
Sparta, NJ

Princeton Farmers Market
55 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market
Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ

Stockton Farmers Market
19 Bridge St.
Stockton, NJ

Now that you know all of these unique ways to enjoy watermelon and where to get some, try some of these out! Post your creations on Instagram with the hashtag, #NationalWatermelonDay!

 

#HipNJ Celebrates #NationalChickenWingDay

Not too long ago, #HipNJ covered #NationalFriedChickenDay. Did you think that was it? Well, think again! Today, we’re celebrating #NationalChickenWingDay. That’s right: even a single cut-style of poultry gets its own holiday! How about that?

Restaurants all over the #GardenState are getting in on the celebration with some deals that are too good to pass up. Check them out!

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Buffalo Wild Wings
One of the nations top sports bar chains is offering half-priced wings today. If wings are what you’re looking for, you’ll never be disappointed by a visit to good ol’ B-Dubs. With such an extensive range of choices, you’ll almost always get exactly what you want. NJ locations include Secaucus, Toms River and Mays Landing.

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Hooters
Although chicken wings aren’t the main focus at this sports bar, Hooters definitely isn’t missing out on the celebration. For $14.99 or $12.99 for traditional or boneless wings, respectively, the chain is offering an all-you-can-eat deal until 4 p.m. Hurry up! You can find a location in Paramus, Atlantic City, Lawrenceville and many more places in NJ.

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Quaker Steak & Lube
The smaller chain is offering an all-you-can-eat deal that knows no restrictions. It doesn’t matter what style of wings you’re craving – for $15.49, you can have whatever you want all day long. There’s also 25 different choices of dipping sauce. Happy picking! The three NJ restaurants are located in Brick, Edison and Phillipsburg.

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Wing Zone
Wings are awesome, but you should never be without a balanced meal! Counter-serve chain Wing Zone is supporting this idea by offering an order of fries and a drink along with an order of 10 wings for just $10.99. The two NJ locations are in Saddle Brook and Wayne.

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The OFFICE Beer Bar & Grill
The NJ-based restaurant is taking a different approach to this day – anybody who has a permanent tattoo of either a chicken or chicken wing anywhere on their body is entitled to FREE all-you-can-eat wings. But hey, stranger things have happened, right? Tattoo-less chicken wing lovers who are looking to win big today can also post a video of their best chicken cluck on Instagram and tag @40NORTHRestaurantGroup with the hashtag #CluckingGoodWings. A winner will be randomly chosen to win a $50 gift card to any 40 NORTH Restaurant.