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#FoodFriday Autumn at Avenue

Hey #HipNJ! To celebrate #FoodFriday, let’s take a look at what Long Branch brasserie, Avenue, is doing for the season!

Autumn Ingredients

Chef Sauer is spotlighting the bounty of the harvest with dishes starring brussels sprouts, apple, cranberries, corn, squash and more, including a vegan squash risotto:

  • Shaved Brussels and Kale Salad with Apples, Cranberries, Puffed Quinoa, Cider Vinaigrette
  • Half Roasted Dutch Country Chicken with Corn Pudding, Pickled Peppers, Fire Roasted Corn, Espelette Pepper
  • Squash Risotto with Quinoa, Local Roasted Squash and Purée, Cranberries, Cashew Parmesan (Vegan)

Weekly Specials

Every night offers a new reason to visit Avenue, new weekly specials highlights are below:

  • Monday Moules A Go Go: All You Can Eat Mussels and a 12 oz. Stella Artois for just $25
  • Wednesday: Duck Confit, $28
  • Friday: Lamb Tajine, $38, a celebration of a classic North African dish
  • Seafood Sunday: Enjoy platters of oyster, shrimp and the catch of the day (market price)

Sounds delicious! Avenue is located at 23 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740. We hope you enjoy these amazing seasonal selections!

Puppy Costume Parade + Family Fall Festival!

As you all know, halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade! This is an event for the WHOLE family to enjoy, puppies included! It will take place at Pier Village, along the oceanfront boardwalk on Saturday, October 27th

Although the costumed puppies will definitely be the highlight of the event, there will be activities for the rest of the family to enjoy as well! The Festival will include bouncy rides, a costumed puppy parade, arts and crafts, touch a truck, craft vendors, a kids costume parade, Fresh Farmers and Makers Market, shopping, food and drink specials at local restaurants, and more!  A DJ will be present as well, along with costumed characters!

You will also be able to take the kiddies trick or treating throughout the shops of Pier Village and their Chamber of Commerce trailer and the Bungalow Hotel! They’ll love the idea of early trick or treating! The Pooch Parade will begin at 12pm, with the line-up happening at 11:30am. The Kids Costume Parade will begin at 2pm. The entire festival will go on from 11am-4pm

This is a cute and fun event for families or even groups of friends. Pier Village is looking to break last year’s 400-person record, and we know they can with #HipNj‘s help! 

See you there!



Hip New Jersey Episode 4: Ocean Place Resort and Spa

Meet all of your Hip New Jersey needs by watching and streaming exclusive content on HomeTowne Television® and NJ on Air!

Throughout July, Hip New Jersey can be seen on HomeTowne Television®! Most noteworthy, this local cable station reaches over half a million homes in the Garden State! You can watch #HipNJ every Tuesday at 3 p.m., Wednesday at 11 a.m. and also Friday at 8 p.m. on Verizon 33 & Comcast 36.

Similarly, you can stream Hip New Jersey anytime on the NJ on Air app! NJ on Air is a free service which is now available to download on iOS, Android, Kindle, and also Roku.

Hosted from Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, this month’s episode features Lisa Marie Latino‘s sit down with Jason Underberg and Brian Kovener, co-founders of VUE Magazine. The trio chats about how VUE Magazine got its start and what the publication is all about. In addition, it discusses how VUE Magazine is staying ahead of the market!

Other segments on this latest installment include the 50th Anniversary of Jersey City sweet treat shop, Torico’s Ice Cream; the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Awards Dinner, hosted from The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange; St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Fashion with Compassion, hosted from The Rockleigh Country Club. Finally, it features an interview and performance by The Happy Fits.

For more information, visit HometowneTV.org and NJOnAir.com.