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NJ Hip List: Scarlett & Michel

On our #HipList this week, Maria Falzo introduces newly released baby clothing line Scarlett & Michel.

After having their baby girl, Scarlett and Michel were inspired to create functional and comfortable baby clothes. Together, they have designed organically patterned outfits with a function. This dynamic clothing line allows you to attach bibs and accessories, making everything your baby need accessible at all times.  

To learn more about Scarlett & Michel watch the video above or head to their website

Clean Cocktails for Super Bowl Sunday

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino and Beth Nydick are here to tell you about the latest Hip List clean cocktails!

Did someone say Thirsty Thursday ? In light of Super Bowl Sunday, we have invited Holistic Health Coach and author of Righteous Recipes for the Modernist Mixologist, Beth Nydick, to share some of her clean cocktails with us.

Beth Nydick has managed to craft the perfect mixture of feeling good and having fun. These antioxidant filled, flu-busting cocktails are infused with aromatic herbs, colorful spices, organic vegetable juices and of course a little twist of liquid pleasure to complete your clean cocktail experience.

Trying to avoid a beer belly and sugary drinks this Super Bowl Sunday? Try out one of Beth Nydick’s favorites, the “Day Drinker”! Beth Nydick doesn’t call this “The Day Drinker” for nothing, this bright pink cocktail is the perfect way to kick off  your afternoon pregaming sesh. This cocktail bursts in your mouth with flavors of grapefruit, warm candied coconut sugar, muddled sage and a twist of gin to pull it all together. After a few of these, this east coast winter chill will start to feel like a Bahama breeze.

Watch the video above and tell us what your drinking!

Kai Yang

NOW OPEN: Kai Yang, Thai Restaurant in Montclair

Are you craving some authentic Thai food? Do you have a taste for something new? Well luckily for you, Kai Yang, an authentic Thai food restaurant, has recently opened in Montclair. With its traditional decor and intimate seating, Kai Yang puts you right in Thailand, without the hassle of flying!

Thai food features rich combinations of flavors, making it a very popular and favorable cuisine. Sweet, spicy, tangy, savory, they have it all! Kai Yang specializes in authentic Thai Rotisserie Chicken and street food. Their name, “Kai Yang”, actually translates to “grilled chicken”. Served half or whole, their platters of organic marinated chicken, along with traditional sides such as papaya salad, sticky rice, and dipping sauces are shareable for the whole family.

If you are craving more, there are add-on options for their marinated chicken dish. These include Moo Ping (grilled pork skewers), Nuea Yang (sliced grilled beef), and Larb Kai (minced chicken). Their menu also features many other traditional Thai dishes which include stir fry, curry and noodle dishes like Pad Thai and Panang, duck, specialty entrees, seafood, and fried rice. They also offer several Thai desserts which include fried ice cream, fried banana, and sweet sticky rice with ice cream. Kai Yang is BYOB and they offer drinks such as Thai iced tea, lemongrass iced tea, coffee, and more. 

Owner and Chef Sheree Sarabhaya is an award-winning veteran restaurateur, who owns Boon Thai Kitchen in Livingston, Spice II in Montclair, and now Kai Yang. Sarabhaya grew up on these foods in Bangkok, and wants to share them with us all.  Kai Yang is open for lunch and dinner, Monday and Wednesday-Sunday. They are closed on Tuesdays. Take our and delivery are available. Reservations can be made for four or more at (973)-509-2110. 

Remember, September is National Chicken Month!