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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!

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TENCEL™ Visits Willow St. to Discuss New York Denim Days

The New York Denim Days Festival is happening on September 22nd and 23rd, and the excitement is spreading among #HipNJ‘s fashionistas! We recently met up with Tricia Carey, the director of global business development for TENCEL™ by Lenzing, at Willow St. in Morristown.

Lenzing’s TENCEL™ Denim uses sustainably harvested trees to provide softness and performance with a low impact on the environment. As title sponsor of New York Denim Days, TENCEL™ will create a shop-in-shop stocked with a selection of garments. This will be done using their fiber from top brands,  including 3X1, Mavi, Reformation, Godfather of Denim and more.

At Willow St., Tricia spoke with its owner, Lezli Salz-Bradley, about how she feels about carrying TENCEL™ in her stores and what she likes most about it.

“It’s definitely how it feels. It’s flowy, it’s always soft, and the color takes well,” Lezli said of TENCEL™. “If you’re dyeing a blue, it’s going to be the brightest blue. It has a lot of great qualities.”

“When I don’t get returns then I know it’s a great product,” Lezli continued. “I think the men love it even more.” The shop, that also boasts a location in Summit, also has a selection of men’s apparel that use TENECEL™.

At the Willow St. locations, you can find some of the latest collections that use TENCEL™, including their bestselling jean, The Graduate from AG!

For more information on New York Denim Days and to purchase tickets, visit Denim-Days.com.

For more information about Willow St., visit WillowSt.com.

July 4th 2018 Recap – Hip New Jersey

Another July 4th has come and gone!  Here is a list of some  unique Independence Day events around the state in #HipNJ

50 Star Fire Show Experience, Jersey City

Snoop Dogg was the headline performer for the Fifth Annual Jersey City 4th of July Experience. In addition, the festivity had a carnival, continuous entertainment, beer gardens, and food trucks. The show ended with the world-renowned fireworks company Grucci launching fireworks from multiple barges on the Hudson River.

Pier 13 Freestyle on the Hudson, Hoboken

Pier 13 Hoboken hosted the First Annual Freestyle on the Hudson. This event featured live Performances by TKA and George Lamond along with Musical Guests Anthony D, Anthony Pags and Anthony Dilauri.

Montclair 68th Annual July 4th Parade, Montclair

This year Montclair hosted its 68th annual July 4th parade with exciting performances and live entertainment. There was a parade followed by a Family Picnic in Edgemont Park and a fireworks display in the evening at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University.

Oceanfest, Long Branch

It is known as the biggest seasonal event on the Jersey Shore and regarded by some as the biggest in the entire state. Now on its 28th year, Oceanfest celebrated Independence Day with a wide variety of live performances, strolling entertainment and also magic shows. They ended off the night with another fireworks show that they claim is the best in all the Jersey Shore!

Morven Museum & Garden July 4th Jubilee, Princeton

In honor of Independence Day, Morven hosts an event to celebrate our American heritage. This year, the event included a meet and greet with George Washington and Annis Boudinot Stockton as well as demonstrations of early American domestic acts. In addition, people had a chance to create parade flags and pinwheels, listen to live bluegrass music and enjoy a variety of food trucks! 

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular – State Fair Meadowlands, East Rutherford

The State Fair Meadowlands had their Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Met Life Stadium. They had a fireworks show visible from anywhere on the State Fair Midway. Live performances included The Steve Bayner Hypnotist show and the Extreme Illusions & Escapes. They also had pig racing, sea lions, a cycle circus, petting zoo and a variety of magic shows.

Summit’s 71st Annual Fourth of July Celebration, Summit

Summit’s Fourth of July celebrated 70 years with traditions including the Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade and the Grand Fireworks Display. With the coming of another year, the Food Truck Festival was expanded and welcomed a variety of new vendors. Entertainment featured The Infernos on the main stage. Carnival rides and children’s entertainment also occurred into the night along with the opportunity to bounce all night long!

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, Wildwood

Wildwood had their annual Fireworks Spectacular yesterday on the Pine Avenue beach. Visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk, it was a great time to enjoy the rides, games and stores along the boardwalk in between the special fireworks display!

Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Morristown

Morristown had their annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on the historic Morristown Green. There was also a sing-a-long with Gordon Thomas Ward, a musket salute and guided tours of a Colonial-era graveyard. 

Livingston’s 82nd Annual July 4th Celebration, Livingston

Finally, Livingston’s Celebration took place around Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive in Livingston, NJ. It included an Auto Show, Swim Karnival, Pony Rides and CBS-FM Music & Prizes. In addition, there was Pickleball, Cricket Game & Exhibition and KidZone Rides. They also offered family food and live bands in their Beer & Wine Café. They ended the night with their fireworks display.