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Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day with Torico Ice Cream Parlor

Today is #CreativeIceCreamFlavorsDay, and #HipNJ is celebrating with Torico Ice Cream Parlor in Jersey City.

First of all, Torico Ice Cream uses real ingredients. Due to this fact, the coconut, pineapple and peanut butter you taste all come from the real thing.

In addition, they have over 65 flavors to choose from! They includes: classic vanilla, sorbets, signature tropical fruit flavors and much more. With these, they also ensure everyone will find his/her favorite flavor!

Torico Ice Cream Parlor is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on July 8.

To commemorate 50 years, the Jersey City shop is taking over Erie Street from 12p.m to 4p.m., treating guests to sweet free samples, prizes and more fun.

For more information on Torico, click here!

NYC PRIDE

Weekend Recap: June 22-24

Too busy to attend some great events over the weekend? That’s ok because #HipNJ has the weekend recap scoop on what you missed!

NYC pride

NYC PRIDE PARADE JUNE 24

The Parade is a celebration of the lives associated with the LGBTQ+ community. This year, grand marshals included Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford, and Kenita Placide, who made this years NYC Pride Parade one to remember. The theme of this year’s Pride Parade was “Defiantly Different.” There was also a total of 80 floats and tens of thousands of marchers there supporting the community.

BRADLEY BEACH LOBSTERFEST JUNE 23-24

The Bradly Beach Lobsterfest was a free event which had six bands and an emcee as well a DJ. After dancing and singing people could  enjoy a nice cold beverage from one of the 180 craft and specialty beer vendors. A large beer and wine garden was also available. For the children’s activities, there were water slides, rides, face painters and sand art activities.

WINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND

WINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND JUNE 23

New Jersey‘s finest wineries were back for a weekend of elegant wine tasting! Some of the area’s best chocolatiers and dessert vendors also joined the event for the sweet tooth lovers. This year an indoor “Chocolate Lounge” and dessert area was incorporated into the event, and was expanded throughout the Grandstand  so there would be easier navigation.

ATLANTIC CITY FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

ATLANTIC CITY FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL JUNE 23 – 24

The Annual Brighton Park Food Truck Festival was at The Claridge this year, a Radisson Hotel. People could enjoy the start of the summer with food trucks, beer & bands! Guests were able to sample a range of culinary dishes from American comfort food to seafood, barbecue, desserts, and more from the area’s top food trucks!

SOMERVILLE CRAFT BEER FEST 2018

SOMERVILLE CRAFT BEER FEST 2018 JUNE 23 – 24

The Summerville Craft Beer Festival allowed guests to come from all over and try beer from N.J.’s top brewers. There was live music throughout the festival while separate activities occurred. There were sip and paint classes, dunk tank for charity and this years first giant beer pong tournament!

BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY BEER FESTIVAL

BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY BEER FESTIVAL JUNE 23

Adults were able to sample craft beers from breweries throughout the Garden State. Guests that attended the Beer Festival were able to tour the Battleship, rock to music from the Cabin Dogs and enjoy some great pub food! The General Session went from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, guests got a VIP option which allowed guests to attend at 12 p.m. VIP guests were also able to sample some special brews and meet the breweries.

32ND ANNUAL RED WHITE & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

32ND ANNUAL RED WHITE & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL JUNE 24

The 32nd Annual Red White & Blueberry festival featured live music, kiddie rides, a huge classic car show, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, and jugglers. The event also featured all blueberry type foods such as pie, muffins, fresh berries, lemonade and even a blueberry pie eating contest. Furthermore, the blueberry themed food seems fitting as it was held in blueberry capital of the world!

Ice Cream by Mike Opens for the Season

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice Cream by Mike in Hackensack, the artisanal ice cream shop, is open again for the 2017 season. #HipNJ has the scoop on the home-made, high quality ice cream and toppings.

The shop was opened in July 2014 by owner, Michael Elias. He makes everything on the premises from scratch and in small batches. Elias had a truly successful year in 2016 when Ice Cream by Mike got major recognition. They were named one of the 10 finalists out of 275 nominations in “N.J.’s Best Ice Cream Shop Showdown” by NJ.com.

The way Mike makes his home-made ice cream is by using local farm fresh eggs and cream. Both classic and artisan flavors are crafted with Valrhona chocolate, pure Tahitian vanilla beans and fresh mint.  Different flavors like Avocado and Toasted Ameretto Brittle have been a special on the menu. It also includes seasonal options when fresh ingredients become available, like strawberry and pumpkin. They have eight classics, including chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate pecan. 

Customers can grab some ice cream at the shop located on 163 Main Street in Hackensack. Ice Cream by Mike is open seven days a week. Check out their business hours below:

Monday — 4:00pm till 9:00pm

Tuesday — 12:00pm till 9:00pm

Wednesday — 12:00pm till 9:00pm

Thursday — 12:00pm till 9:00pm

Friday — 12:00pm till 10:00pm

Saturday — 12:00pm till 10:00pm

Sunday — 3:00pm till 9:00pm

Make sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with new ice cream flavors and any business hour changes.

 

In the case #icecream #homemade #eeeeeats #hackensack

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