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#NationalSandwichDay 5 of NJ’s Best Sandwiches

Hey #HipNJ, today is #NationalSandwichDay! To celebrate, let’s take a look at 5 of the Garden State’s most mouthwatering sandwiches!

1. Fat Darrell, RU Hungry, New Brunswick

RU Hungry is home to the famous fat sandwich, a concoction of a hoagie roll, finger food, and usually lettuce, tomato and french fries. Their best-seller is the Fat Darrell, topped with chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, marinara sauce, and french fries. It is a must-stop if you are ever in the Rutgers area!

2. Brunchwich, The Committed Pig, Manasquan, Morristown & Summit

The Committed Pig is known for the Brunchwich, their modern-twist on brunch and sandwiches. This sandwich is a bacon, egg, and cheese on french toast. Sounds SO good! Check out any one of their three locations located around the state!

3. Deli Sandwich, Harold’s NY Deli, Edison

It’d be in your best interest to bring a few friends with you to this famous deli known for their gargantuan sandwiches. The meats you can choose from include corned beef, hot pastrami, roast beef, brisket, turkey, salami and more. The huge serving size almost guarantees you’ll be walking out with a hearty box of leftovers!

4. White House Special, White House Subs, Atlantic City

Located on Atlantic City’s Arctic Avenue, White House Subs has been one of the best sub shops in the Garden State for decades. Their signature sandwich is the White House Special which is a classic Italian sub topped with extra salami, provolone, ham, and capicola.

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5. Cheesesteak, Donkey’s Place, Camden

“Hang your head in shame, Philadelphia, the best cheesesteak in the country is whipped up across the Delaware in Camden, New Jersey” (NY Post). Served on a poppy seed bun and often topped with hot peppers and onions, this cheesesteak is claimed to be arguably the best in the country. It was even featured on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown!

Enjoy #NationalSandwichDay at any one of these fine NJ sandwich shops!

Taylor Swift At Lincoln Financial Field

By Lisa Marie Latino

Edit note: The following outlets have picked up this story: Cosmopolitan,  People Magazine, Billboard, E! News, Perez Hilton, GlamourBuzzfeed, Bustle, Elite Daily, Time, and countless others!

Still high from my special Bruce Springsteen experience only a few days ago, my sights turned south…as in South Jersey and into Philadelphia, for Taylor Swift’s next stop on her Reputation Tour.

Reputation, her multi-platinum album that introduced Taylor as a pop star badass, was easily my favorite in 2017 (and in a year that also saw Kelly Clarkson release an album, that says something). So when my cousin, Melissa, put a group together to go see her on July 14th at Lincoln Financial Field, I was an immediate “yes.” Little did I know that this particular concert would be the most unique stop on her 36 city itinerary.

The weather for the concert was a summer’s dream, so much so that we extended our tailgate through the two opening acts, Camila Cabello and Charli XCX. As it neared Taylor’s scheduled start of 8:45 PM, we cleaned up and headed inside (where this New York Giants fan tried her best to ignore all of the looming Super Bowl LII Champion Eagles signs). We received our synchronized light-up bracelets, and took our seats just in time for Taylor’s first song of the night, “…Ready for It?”

— Hip New Jersey (@HipNewJersey) July 16, 2018

One thing that was evident throughout the night was Taylor’s gratitude for the beautiful life and opportunity that she has been blessed with. She recalled how she would dream of performing to packed audiences as an 8-year-old girl growing up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and how tonight was “more beautiful than I ever imagined it.” She also spoke nostalgically about her summers growing up at the Jersey Shore, specifically in Stone Harbor. Despite some of the hate she has attracted for this “earnestness” from pop star peers and press alike, I would like to think that every time she thanked her crew members, or law enforcement officials, or gaggles of fans, it was genuine.

Taylor continued to breeze through her setlist like the pro that she is, dazzling the sold-out crowd with “I Did Something Bad”, a mashup of her hits “Style,” “Love Story,” and “You Belong With Me” and the delicious revenge anthem, “Look What You Made Me Do.” However, the song that made the biggest splash was “Delicate”, and not because it’s one of my favorite songs ever, by any artist…

Halfway through the song, while suspended in mid air, Taylor commented that she was…stuck. The big, beautiful ball of light that was meant to tranport her to the other side of the stadium couldn’t move. While the crew got her down safely, she was left to improvise for the anxious crowd as producers backstage scrambled to figure out the next move.

Like the showwoman she is, she put to doubts any lip syncing suspicions and launched into acapella versions of “Our Song” and “Wildest Dreams”.

Once the crew figured out that a mechanical snake could get her to at least one side of the stadium, the show went on as scheduled with, appropriately, “Shake It Off.”

Yes, production problems are a nightmare (this EP’s heart and stomach went out to everyone backstage!) but it made an already-memorable show even more special. Fans got two bonus songs, and Taylor handled the situation like the pro that she is.

Tickets are still available for Taylor’s shows at MetLife Stadium on July 20th, 21st, and 22nd. Grab your girlfriends or your kids and treat yourself. I can’t promise that these shows will be as wild as mine, but it will still be wildly entertaining.

This Is It TV’s Philadelphia Summer Kick Off

This Is It TV held its Philadelphia Summer Kick-Off Event in the Stratus Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia and #HipNJ was there for it all!

This Is It TV is a lifestyle news program and podcast hosted by executive producer and brand consultant Cheldin Barlatt Rumer. The show streams Monday through Friday in 30-minute intervals on Triax57.com and ThisIsItTV.com, covering people, places, brands, and more!

Hosted alongside publisher I-G Creative, the Summer Kick-Off Event is a social that marks the beginning of a new season for This Is It TV.

This Is It TV has a lot of exciting plans for its viewers as we head into #Summer2016, so be sure to “like” them on Facebook and “follow” them on Twitter to stay up to date.

To learn more, visit thisisittv.com and i-gcreative.com!