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Cooking Dinner at Home For Valentine’s Day? Pair Your Meal With a Great Bottle of Wine From These Shops

14Feb

There’s nothing like a homecooked meal, especially on a day like Valentine’s Day when you can show off your cooking skills to your special someone and create a beautiful, handpicked meal in the comfort of your own home. However, with a great meal must come a great wine!

Luckily here in Jersey City, we have tons of amazing wine shops that will make choosing the perfect wine for your Valentine’s Day meal a breeze – whether or not you’re a wine connoisseur. Check out these shops near your Beacon apartment!

Madame Claude Wine, located at 234 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers fine wine at a reasonable price with helpful and personal service, as well as a selection of liqueurs, beer, and gourmet sausages, pâtés and cheeses.

Madame Claude wine is owned by Alice Troietto and Mattias Gustafsson, who have delighted Jersey City for years with their authentic French bistro, Madame Claude Café. If you’re a fan of the café, then you have got to check out their wine shop just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Jersey City Super Buy-Rite, located at 575 Manila Ave, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is the largest Super Buy-Rite store in NJ with over 30,000 square feet of retail space. Their size, financial strength, and association with the Buy-Rite chain allows them to buy at the best prices possible so that they can pass the savings along to customers.

They might look like a big box retail store, but they strive to give you the same service that you can expect from a boutique wine shop. They have numerous managers that are well versed, trained and certified wine, spirits and beer experts.

 

Madame Claude Wine

234 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 386-9463

 

Jersey City Super Buy-Rite

575 Manila Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 239-1200

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day At One of These Local Romantic Eateries

09Feb

This February 14, it’s time to celebrate that special someone in our lives with a bouquet of flowers, a beautiful box of chocolate and an amazing meal out that will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. Of course, this makes the decision of where to eat an important one!

If you’re working on making Valentine’s Day dinner reservations, then check out some of these upscale eateries near your Beacon apartment. Don’t wait too long, though – they’re sure to fill up quickly!

Light Horse Tavern, located at 199 Washington St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is known for its upscale, contemporary American fusion fare at this airy spot in a restored building.

Light Horse Tavern serves local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. They receive fresh products on a daily basis, such as oysters from Fishers Island that are pulled out of the water and sent to them on the same day. The ingredients are then transformed by Chef John Holm into delicious and unique dishes.

Liberty Prime Steakhouse, located at 111 Montgomery St, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves classic American steak and seafood dishes in a swanky, elegantly decorated space.

All cuts of meat and produce are hand-selected daily from local markets at Liberty Prime Steakhouse, ensuring only the freshest ingredients are used while also supporting local distributors. It’s also been voted as one of the 10 best restaurants in New Jersey by NJ.com!

 

Light Horse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 946-2028

 

Liberty Prime Steakhouse

111 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-3633

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These Local Chocolate Shops Have Just What You Need for Valentine’s Day

06Feb

There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other than with some amazing chocolates, but it isn’t always easy to find the perfect shop to buy them at when Hershey’s just simply won’t do.

If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day chocolates to give to that special someone on Feb. 14 alongside some roses and a romantic card, then check out these chocolate shops located near your Beacon apartment. They’re sure to have just what you’re looking for!

Lepore’s Chocolates, located at 105 4th St, Hoboken which is 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, has been the landmark chocolate shop in the area for over thirty years, serving the nation and the world with homemade chocolates of the finest ingredients.

They specialize in custom made chocolates, gift baskets, towers and occasion favors. No order is too large or too small. Hollywood’s stars have long known of their premium taste. The Sinatra Family, Peggy Lee, Rita Moreno, Ruta Lee, to name a few all can be counted as very satisfied customers.

Godiva Chocolatier, located at 30236 Mall Dr W, Jersey City which is 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a veteran chain specializing in gourmet Belgian chocolates, truffles, cocoa and other sweet gift items.

Since 1926 Godiva Chocolatier has been the premier maker of fine Belgian chocolate with more than 450 boutique store operating worldwide. Godiva Chocolatier Newport Centre Mall offers a selection of freshly dipped treats in addition to our luxury chocolate gift boxes, irresistible chocolate truffle and butter shortbread biscuit cookies.

 

Lepore’s Chocolates

105 4th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 659-4783

 

Godiva Chocolatier

30236 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 217-8703

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Don’t Feel Like Cooking Tonight? Order From These Eateries Near Your Beacon Apartment

18Jan

Once it gets cold outside, there’s nothing like some comforting eats delivered right to your Beacon apartment to take the chill outside of the January air. For foodies, this is actually a bit of a welcome change – there’s nothing like tasty comfort food such as pizza, Chinese food and more!

If you’re craving some comfort food to get you through this drop in temperatures, then order from some of their local restaurants so you never even have to change out of your pajamas.

Good Year Chinese Cuisine, located at 416 Central Ave, Jersey City which is a 10 minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is known for their General Tso’s chicken, fried rice, beef with broccoli at this snug, basic venue.

Good Year Chinese Cuisine is a cornerstone in the Jersey City community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Their Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

Famous Gyro & Pizza, located at 725 NJ-440, Jersey City which is a 12 minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is known for their gyros and pizzas which share the menu with grilled sandwiches, burgers and pastas, for delivery or takeout.

Although Famous Gyro and Pizza is very bare-bones, it’s much-loved by locals due to their friendly staff, perfectly seasoned meats and great delivery service. You definitely won’t be disappointed if you order from here for dinner!

 

Good Year Chinese Cuisine

416 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 876-8818

 

Famous Gyro & Pizza

725 NJ-440, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 451-5045