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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.

farmly

#FoodFriday Farmly’s New Fall Menu Is On!

Hey #HipNJ foodies! To celebrate #FoodFriday, let’s take a look at Chef James Avery‘s new fast-casual restaurant, Farmly!

“All Farmly food is prepared thoughtfully by chefs with premium, purposeful ingredients, from farmers who share their values of wholesomeness and authenticity.”

“Farmly is more than fast-casual: it’s a Neighborhood Kitchen conceived out of necessity, like many of the best ideas: after a chef’s full day, what could James feed his family of six? Now families of all sizes can enjoy his solution.”

“Farmly believes in the importance of ingredients’ origins, the authenticity of home cooking, and the significance of making wholesome, nutrient-dense & unprocessed food convenient to its community. At Farmly, there is something savory for every diet. Vegatarians and keto dieters will be thrilled.”

Farmly’s slow cooked meats include:

  • Organic Rotisserie Chicken (Shenandoah Valley Organic)
  • Herb Roasted Pulled Pork (Beeler Farms)
  • Grass-Fed Roast Beef (Silver Fern Farms)
  • Seasonal Vegetarian Option
    • Sauces: Chimichurri, Atomic Horseradish & Chive, Honey Mustard, Gravy

Farmly’s Chef-created hot or cold sides include:

  • Roasted Cauliflower
    • Za’atar, Sesame
  • Roasted Carrots
    • Brown Butter, Sherry Vinegar
  • Gigante Bean & Broccoli Rabe
    • Roasted Garlic, Chili Flakes
  • Squash and Quinoa
    • Craisins, Pumpkin Seed, Mint, Sherry Vinegar
  • Cashew Kale Salad
    • Lemon-Tahini Dressing
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Radishes
  • Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Farmly’s Sandwiches include:

  • Roast Beef
    • Cheddar, Atomic Sauce, Carmelized Onion
  • Roasted Pork
    • Broccoli Rabe, Provolone
  • Classic Chicken Salad
    • Lettuce, Celery

Handcarved, served on Sourdough with Garden Pickles and Chips

Sounds so yummy! Check out Farmly at 2100 Route 35 N, Sea Girt, NJ. Enjoy!