Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

These Jersey City Bakeries Will Satisfy Your Holiday Cookie Cravings

15Dec

It’s best to just forget your diet this month! December is known for its many decadent dishes, including one of our sweetest favorites – holiday cookies, which will find their way onto a plate for Santa, your holiday cookie gift exchange, delicious treats for your loved ones and more.

If you would rather give your Beacon oven a break, then visit one of these Jersey City bakeries which are sure to be baking delicious holiday cookies all month long. And don’t worry – no one needs to know you didn’t bake them yourself!

Bang Cookies, located at 1183 Summit Ave, Jersey City which is 14 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a luxe, all-natural, organic cookie company that was built as a response to run-of-the-mill, unsatisfying cookies. But don’t be fooled, their giant cookies are just as rich and sinfully delicious as they are beautiful!

When it comes to making the most delicious cookies on the market, they’re committed to only using the best – like organic flour, cane sugar, dark chocolate, and grass-fed butter from New Zealand. Plus, Bang Cookies can ship to anywhere in the U.S. and guarantee that their cookies will be ready to go in no time.

Cookies N’ Crepes, located at 195 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, was founded in 2012 with the goal of providing NJ with the warmest fresh cookies imaginable and some of the most delectable sweet crepes around as well.

Since all of their cookies are extremely fresh, they also specialize in creating fun, seasonal varieties that you will love to indulge in this holiday season. Plus, they provide high quality products, excellent service, and a child friendly environment in their Summit Avenue shop.

 

Bang Cookies

1183 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(888) 834-8885

 

Cookies N’ Crepes

195 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 434-3300

Having a Holiday Party? Book These Local Venues in Jersey City

01Dec

It’s that time of year when we all put on our winter best and gather with our friends and family to eat some good food and celebrate the holidays with our loved ones. You could have everyone over your beautiful Beacon apartment, but why bother when we have so many wonderful restaurants nearby that can do all of the work for you?

If you’re looking for a venue to book your holiday party, check out these local restaurants which offer spaces able to accommodate parties of all sizes, from 10 people to 100 people.

Liberty House Restaurant, located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City which is 11 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery/event space serving steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

Liberty House Restaurant was designed to exemplify the “view with a room” concept and focus on the magnificent Manhattan skyline views. Liberty House offers award winning farm to table cuisine, handcrafted decor, live music, inviting seating areas and lavish grounds.

Satis Bistro, located at 212 Washington St, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a rustic-chic eatery serving European fare like charcuterie, seasonal entrees and wine.

At Satis Bistro, they specialize in creating great private events and can manage a party either large or small with their delicious cuisine, beautiful space and top-notch cocktails and wine list. Your guests will remember their night at this Jersey City eatery forever!

 

Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 395-0300

 

Satis Bistro

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5151

 

Explore These Local Shopping Centers on Black Friday

24Nov

Whether you’re looking for a new TV, a new wardrobe or you just want to see what’s new on the market this season, everyone can get behind some great Black Friday deals! However, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily here in Jersey City, we are only a stone’s throw away from tons of stores hosting great deals.

Do you plan on heading out at the crack of dawn to do some Black Friday shopping? Check out these shopping centers near your Beacon apartment so you can shop to your heart’s content – and then take a nice nap afterwards!

Newport Centre, located at 30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an indoor three-level shopping center boasting a variety of premier shops, dining options and even a cineplex.

The center features more than 130 specialty shops ranging from women’s apparel, to health and beauty to sporting goods, as well as four department stores – JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Sears. Plus, it offers tax free shopping on apparel and 3 ½% sales tax at participating mall stores.

Hudson Mall, located at 701 NJ-440, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, features a variety of popular stores including Old Navy, Staples, Marshalls, Big Lots, Foot Locker, Diamond Hut, Bath & Body Works, Payless Shoes and more.

You’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for, from affordable and fashionable apparel, to home furnishings, electronics, and everything in between. For a full dining experience or a quick bite, they also have Applebee’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Popeye’s, Subway, Pizza Plus and Hibachi Grill.

 

Newport Centre

30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-2078

 

Hudson Mall

701 NJ-440, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 333-4922

Relax This Thanksgiving With a Dinner Out At One of These Local Restaurants

10Nov

Yes, you could cook in your beautiful Beacon kitchen this Thanksgiving, but why bother when we have so many amazing restaurants in the area that will be serving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28?

If you don’t feel like cooking a huge meal for your friends and family but still want to enjoy a top-notch turkey as well as stuffing and mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, then let our local eateries do the work and make a reservation at one of these neighboring restaurants!

Liberty House Restaurant, located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery and event space known for their steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

The restaurant features seasonal, farm-fresh cuisine from award-winning Chef Ken Trickilo. Their incredible meats and fresh seafood will pair brilliantly with their fine wines and craft cocktails here on Thanksgiving Day!

Amanda’s, located at 908 Washington St A, Hoboken which is 14 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery serving early-bird dinner, Sunday brunch and more in a circa-1895 brownstone. Plus, they have been highly rated by Zagat for food, service and décor.

This Hoboken favorite, which has been delighting customers for over 25 years, serves a three-course prix fixe menu featuring oven-roasted turkey (or your choice of four other options), plus an assortment of delectable appetizers and desserts. Their popularity stems from the talents of their chef, their dedication to warm, gracious service and the comfortable elegance of their dining rooms.

 

Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 395-0300

 

Amanda’s

908 Washington St A, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 798-0101

Thanks To These Local Bakeries, You Can Bring the Perfect Pie This Thanksgiving

05Nov

Of course, you can’t show up to Thanksgiving dinner empty-handed. However, you don’t necessarily have to slave over your Beacon stove, either! The perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner is a homemade pie, but don’t worry – you can leave the baking to the experts.

If you want to bring a pie to Thanksgiving that your fellow guests will rave about, check out these bakeries located near your Beacon apartment. And don’t worry… no one has to know that you didn’t lift a finger!

Cocoa Bakery, located at 275 Grand St, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a quaint storefront with breakfast pastries, classic baked goods and espresso drinks, plus a snug patio.

Since their opening in 2013, Cocoa has been a popular spot for pies, cookies, pastries, coffee and made to order cakes for all occasions. Residents and visitors, as well as Jersey City eateries, have all been loyal customers!

Monteleone’s, located at 741 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a traditional bakery turning out Italian pastries from cakes and cannoli to pies and eclairs.

A staple in the community for generations, many customers have been frequenting Monteleone’s for over 50 years thanks to their reasonable prices, excellent baked goods and friendly service. Make sure while here you look out for “Mom’s” chair – it’s where head baker “Mom” herself used to sit, where she still makes all of her customers feel like her children!

 

Cocoa Bakery

275 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 830-3430

 

Monteleone’s

741 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 798-0576