Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

Hosting a Memorial Day BBQ? Pick Up Your Burgers, Hot Dogs and Steaks From These Butcher Shops

27May

This Memorial Day, some of us are planning to celebrate the unofficial start of summer with small gatherings at our Beacon apartments. If you plan on having a few friends over, be sure to impress them with the best burgers, hot dogs and steaks that you can find in the city!

With the amazing butcher shops located near our Beacon apartments, you can find top-choice meats prepared by some of the most experienced butchers in Jersey City. Check out these shops to get everything you need for Memorial Day!

Maloney’s Meat Market, located at 627 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is four minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a 150-year-old family-owned butcher shop and a meat lovers’ paradise. They offer a great selection of beef, pork, chicken, veal and lamb as well as seafood, Italian ravioli and more.

Since the meat market was established, customers have come to them generation after generation for their delicious fresh-cut meats. When you visit Moloney’s Meat Market, you’ll know you’re getting nothing but the highest-grade choice cuts. Through the years, customers have admired their personal attention to fulfilling their food needs.

Darke Pines, located at 332 2nd St, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a butcher shop run by a husband-and-wife team dedicated to locally-sourced, responsibly-raised meat.

With their team of experienced butchers, they cut, cook, and serve 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured pork, and free-range poultry, all hormone and antibiotic free and sourced from small, local farms. Their expanding menu of house-prepared foods includes charcuterie, sandwiches, soups, and stocks.

Maloney’s Meat Market

627 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 653-1764

Darke Pines

332 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

201-626-3400

Take Mom to Brunch This Mother’s Day Near Your Beacon Apartment

06May

Mom has taken care of you since the beginning, cooking your meals, offering support and watching every one of your soccer games. Now, it’s time to give her a big thank you by treating her to the best meal in the area!

On Mother’s Day on May 9, take mom out for an afternoon on the town by bringing her to one of these local restaurants hosting Mother’s Day brunch. Don’t forget to bring her a gift and a beautiful bouquet of flowers, too!

Fire & Oak, located at 479 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery in the Westin Luxury Hotel offering comfort food, sushi and an active bar scene.

Fire & Oak brings a modern take to classic American cuisine with handcrafted sushi, USDA Prime steaks, inspired seafood selections, local and seasonal daily specials and a delicious selection of premium sandwiches and entrée salads. Their gracious staff will help you choose the perfect drink from their extensive selection of wines by the glass or their signature cocktail list and local craft beer selection.

Battello, located at 502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an industrial-chic eatery offering a seafood-focused menu of modern Italian fare, scenic views and a bar.

Battello is comprised of some of the most talented restaurant professionals in New Jersey. Together, they share the passion to exceed the expectations of even the most discerning patron and deliver a memorable experience composed of exceptional cuisine, innovative cocktails, a unique wine program and industry-leading service.

Fire & Oak

479 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 610-9610

Battello

502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

201-798-1798

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at These Jersey City Mexican Restaurants

04May

Whether you plan on celebrating your Mexican heritage this Cinco de Mayo or you’re just looking for some authentic and delicious tacos, fajitas and enchiladas, you can find it all at the Mexican restaurants located near our Beacon apartments.

This May 5, celebrate the holiday observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla at these eateries which will only take you take you a few minutes to get to from home. Or, enjoy Cinco de Mayo from the comfort of your Beacon couch by ordering takeout or delivery!

Orale Mexican Kitchen, located at 341 Grove St, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a buzzing hangout with quirky “Day of the Dead” decor, a big tequila menu and classic Mexican comfort food.

With a large cocktail lounge boasting a Mexican experience while serving signature cocktails full of flavor and a fiery bite, Orale Mexican Kitchen will have you coming back for more time and time again after your Cinco de Mayo visit!

Gringo’s, located at 12 Coles St, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a modern taqueria offering spirited takes on Mexican street food and a vast tequila collection.

Gringo’s Tacos is inspired by the fusion of ancient techniques and modern dining sensibility. It’s here where the best of Mexican and American cuisines become one to provide the most unique tastes unavailable anywhere else. Through collaboration of their shared culinary cultures, they’ve crafted an unforgettable experience of diverse flavors through relatable food and exciting cocktails.

Orale Mexican Kitchen

341 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-0001

Gringo’s

12 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 389-4110

Check Out These International Food Markets Near Your Beacon Apartment

21Apr

Many of us haven’t stepped on an airplane or gone on our usual international getaways in a very long time. However, as any foodie knows, there’s another way to help fulfill your wanderlust – by cooking up a meal inspired by your favorite destinations.

Jersey City is an amazing multicultural city and the many international food markets in the area reflect that, offering cuisine from everywhere from China to Cuba. Check out these markets so you can find all the ingredients you need to create a meal from around the world right at home in your Beacon apartment.

99 Ranch Market, located at 420 Grand St, Jersey City which is four minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an Asian supermarket chain carrying imported specialty foods plus meat, seafood, produce and baked goods.

99 Ranch Market was established in 1984 by Roger Chen. As a Taiwanese immigrant, he noticed a cultural gap in the typical American supermarket where he saw a need for an Asian supermarket in surrounding communities. He filled that gap and thus, the very first 99 Ranch Market was born.

Prime Food Market, located at 180 10th St, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a food store offering Indian specialty groceries, plus a variety of prepared curries.

Prime Food Market offers a wide array of rich Indian cuisine made from only the freshest and healthiest ingredients, as well as authentic Indian street foods. Not an Indian cuisine expert? You’ll never feel lost here – their catering coordinators are always happy to help customers from making the menu selections to ordering pickup or delivery.

99 Ranch Market

420 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 536-8899

Prime Food Market

180 10th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 942-2839

Celebrate National Beer Day at These Nearby Breweries

06Apr

There’s no better way to relish the much-anticipated arrival of spring than with a cold beer. When National Beer Day comes along on April 7, you have an excuse to indulge in your favorite brews from breweries making their own beer near our Beacon apartments.

Whether you love a crisp IPA, a hearty porter or a refreshing ale, they have it all at these local breweries. Stop by for a brew – or a few – and get in the National Beer Day spirit! Plus, many of them offer beers to go as well.

Departed Soles Brewing Company, located at 150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a six-year-old brewery which was the first to open in the city. It’s inspired by owner Brian’s friend, Chris, as well as the friends’ vast collection of sneakers.

Departed Soles produces a wide array of craft beer options, but they are New Jersey’s first and only brewery offering a vast selection brewed with 100% gluten-free ingredients which are fermented in dedicated tanks and canned on a dedicated line. The brewery also goes through a proprietary cleaning process before handling gluten free beer, and gluten-free ingredients never come in to contact with glutenous ones.

902 Brewing Co., located at 101 Pacific Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a rustic-chic microbrewery with a tasting room. It also offers beers for home delivery, private events, and distributes its beers to tons of bars in the area.

Starting with a three-gallon pot and a home brewing kit, the idea of 902 Brewing Company fermented into a business in August of 2012. Brew-stablished by Colby Janisch, Tucker Littleton and Andrew Brown in Hoboken, 902 pays tribute to the apartment where they took it to the next level. 

Departed Soles Brewing Company

150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 479-8578

902 Brewing Co.

101 Pacific Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 430-6208