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#HipNJ’s Hudson Restaurant Week Guide

Hudson Restaurant Week is returning July 23rd, and #HipNJ is here to make sure you don’t miss out on any of it. Check out our restaurant guide and try to hit as many spots as possible!

Anthony David’s, Hoboken

 

Juicy steak sandwich.

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Bin 14, Hoboken

Ani Ramen House, Jersey City

For a full list of participating restaurants, click here. Enjoy!

The Water Lantern Festival in Jersey City

The Water Lantern Festival, presented by One World, is coming to Jersey City! This event is an incredible experience where you, your friends, and family will create a magical memory of life. It’s a time where strangers can come together, show love one another, and heal themselves.

This festival is the only one in the United States that combines the magic of friends, family, and great food with a beautiful array of twinkling lanterns on the waterfront. The purpose of this experience is to bring together individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to:

Experience Happiness
Discover Love
Bring Healing to The Soul
Enjoy Peace and Unity
Increase Hope and Faith Connect with others

There is something to do for everyone at this beautiful event. You can enjoy various local food trucks, relax while listening to music, check out the local vendors, decorate lanterns, or even play a game of corn hole with your pals.

As the sun begins to set in the evening sky, the Water Lantern Festival begins to shine as the lanterns are launched onto the water. Watch your unique lantern drift on the water as it joins other lanterns. This is when you can reflect on your life, share your dreams, and feel the peace of all those around you as you enjoy the reflection of the lanterns on the water.

The Water Lantern Festival is a for-profit event. One World partners with local charities and non-profit organizations surrounding Jersey City. This year they partnered up with the Liberty Humane Society, who will receive a portion of the proceeds made.

The event in Jersey City will be on Friday, July 20th, and Saturday, July 21st.
-Gates open at 4 p.m.
-Held at:
Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City, NJ 07305)

For more information, please visit:

http://www.waterlanternfestival.com/index.php

Seize The Summer With These Soon-To-Open Hot Spots

Everyone knows that New Jersey has some of the best food hot spots. However, do you know where the new, New Jersey hot spots are? #HipNJ has the scoop!

Somos

Somos

Acclaimed chef Juan Placencia (Costanera) and his family will open
Somos in August at 185 River Road, North Arlington, NJ. In Spanish, somos translates to “we are”; Somos will be a celebration of all Latin American flavors, with a global perspective and an approachable menu of small and shareable plates. In addition, it will have specialty cocktails by beverage director Carlos Ruiz, and Old & New World wines.

Cafe Loret

Cafe Loret

Chef Dennis Foy is also legendary among New Jersey diners. With his early attention to local ingredients, he planted the seeds of the farm-to-fine dining movement. In July, he and his partner Estella Quinones-Foy will present the pinnacle of his 40+ year career: Cafe Loret, a modern brasserie in downtown Red Bank.

Six 26

Six 26

Opening in August 2018 during Jersey City Pride Week! Six26 Lounge Bar will be the tri-state’s hottest LGBTQ destination. With a spacious lounge, a light menu, and also a stunning rooftop garden, Six26 will celebrate community, pride, inclusion, and culture, with daily programming and entertainment.

The Ashford

The Ashford

Slated for August, The Ashford will be a downtown Jersey City dining destination for every day of the week. From the team behind Manhattan‘s acclaimed Chinese Tuxedo, this stunning five-level space will offer guests an accessible yet chef-driven modern American menu. Another feature is the craft cocktails and extensive beer and wine lists.

The Edge

The Edge

Opening this Fall, The Edge is a stunning new dining destination. It is also conveniently placed for all Shore points due to its proximity. A seven-nights-a-week restaurant, its accomplished chef will offer an inspired New American menu.

Ani Ramen House

Ani Ramen

Coming this Fall to Summit Ani Ramen House, Summit residents can also live by the motto, “Slurp. Sip. Repeat.” The third location of this popular Japanese Ramen house will feature their signature ramen with artisan fresh noodles by Sun Noodles and other Japanese Izakaya dishes.

Farmly

Farmly

Now Open! Chef/owner James Avery’s Farmly is a welcoming neighborhood kitchen, serving slow-cooked roasted meats and also home-style sides, for grab-and-go or to enjoy on the spot. With its responsible sourcing of ingredients. Farmly offers wholesome, nutritious & delicious meals!

Anthony Davids Gourmet Specialties

Anthony Davids Gourmet Specialties

For two decades, chef/owner Anthony Pino has delighted guests with Italian classics and new creations. These are made with seasonal, local ingredients, strong flavors and simple, honest presentation, served in a relaxed, refreshed setting. Inspired by Italian trattorias, Anthony David’s is casual and welcoming. Furthermore, in warm weather, it is the town’s most charming outdoor seating.

Bin 14

Bin 14

Bin 14 is Hudson County’s most acclaimed wine bar, celebrating their 10-year Anniversary this November! The Summer menu’s contemporary blend of upscale Italian tapas also offers the town’s best gluten-free dining options. In addition, there are 80 wines by the glass and a deep list of favorite Summer wines.

Biergarten

Biergarten

The season is on and the Festhalle’s massive rooftop is open! First of all, it is the only authentic Austro-Hungarian Biergarten at the Jersey Shore. Asbury Festhalle also offers one of the Northeast’s best selections of premium import and domestic craft beers, world-class casual dining, a convivial atmosphere, and a regular schedule of live music and events!