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#HipNJ: The Iron Shaker

R&R Marketing and New Jersey Monthly staged a #HipNJ cocktail competition for the ages!

On October 9th, the Garden State’s best mixologists faced off at Trump Taj Mahal for the Iron Shaker finale.  Participants included John Jansma of Restaurant Serenade (Chatham); Jonas Koep of Stone House (Warren); Matt Brown of Pig and Prince (Montclair); Rob Sorenson of Lefty’s Tavern (Barnegat); Lenny Schafer from The Iron Room (Atlantic City); Steve Fette from Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club (Bedminster); Shawn Warren of The Downtown (Red Bank); and Kevin Lauter from Sirena (Long Branch).

The creative libations on display included a camomile tea cocktail; Belvedere Vodka– garnished with cotton candy and Pop Rocks; and “Remember the a la Mode”, which featured Hennessy Black, homemade root beer, Averna, lemon juice and club soda,  topped with homemade cinnamon whipped cream.

Who did judges Deb Smith (Jersey Bites), Melody Kettle (Montclair Food and Wine Festival) and cocktail expert and author Warren Bobrow crown the Iron Shaker?  You have to watch the sizzle reel- produced by our production company exclusively for the event- to find out!

However, the real winner in #HipNJ’s eyes is YOU for having these great mixologists in your neighborhood!  Events like this showcase the booming cocktail and nightlife culture of our great state.

For more on the Iron Shaker, visit their Facebook page.

Waterside Restaurant & Catering

Dinner with a view, don’t mind if we do!

Waterside Restaurant and Catering is located in North Bergen on the Hudson River, with a beautiful view of the New York City Skyline. Not only is it an everyday eatery, but it is also a bar and lounge with two polished dance floors in the party rooms upstairs for all your event needs. From weddings to baby showers, benefits and company launch parties, Waterside hosts it all. They have years of valuable experience, which will leave you satisfied with your pick of the night.

Peter Falzo sat with Waterside’s Leslie Lovett to sample many of the Mediterranean-inspired, Zagat-rated dishes offered by Waterside’s excellent executive chef team.  After watching, we’re sure you’ll be calling them (201-861-7767) for the soonest reservation!

For more information, visit their website.