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Food Friday: Restaurant Latour

Restaurant Latour and their remarkable Wine Cellar at Crystal Springs Resort added a new honor to the many praises and awards they have received since their opening. This month they found out that they were inducted into the Wine Enthusiast America’s Best Wine Restaurant Hall of Fame!

A recurring participant on Wine Enthusiast’s America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants list, this year Restaurant Latour was elevated to the newly created Restaurant Hall of Fame. The restaurant joins industry stars such as The French Laundry, Per Se, Daniel, Gramercy Tavern and Eleven Madison Park. In all, over 30 restaurants were enshrined in the Hall of Fame –Restaurant Latour is the only one from New Jersey.

Also this month, Wine Spectator once again awarded Restaurant Latour its highest honor, the Grand Award – only 91 restaurants worldwide hold the distinction. Restaurant Latour has received this prestigious award every year since 2006.

Overseen by Crystal Springs Resort C.O.O Robby Younes and Wine Director Susanne Wagner, the Wine Cellar at Crystal Springs is considered one of the finest collections of wine in the country with more than 105,000 bottles. Restaurant Latour and the Wine Cellar are located at Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ

https://www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/latour/

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!

National Drink Wine Day

National Drink Wine Day

Happy National Drink Wine Day! Wine has many benefits to it besides tasting well, there is also a lot of health benefits. We have some wine bars throughout New Jersey for you to try today.

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton

16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro in Westfield

La vida es maravillosa siempre…?❤??

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Uncorked Wine & Lounge in Totowa

Just Grapes Lounge in Elmwood Park

Rosie’s Wine Bar & Restaurant in Garwood

Cheese please ???

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Happy National Drink Wine Day!