Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

Craving Wings For Super Bowl Sunday? Order From These Jersey City Spots

04Feb

This Super Bowl Sunday may leave both the stadium and bars devoid of their usual crowds, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the best parts of the “holiday” – beer, pizza, and of course, chicken wings!

With so many tasty spots specializing in chicken wings located near our Beacon apartments, you won’t need to wait long for that delicious delivery. Order from these eateries for a Super Bowl Sunday evening that will have you licking your fingers!

Ambassador Fish and Chicken, located at 493 Martin Luther King Dr., Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves fried fish and chicken, shrimp, Buffalo wings and more in a low-key space.

Since 2005, Ambassador Fish and Chicken has served the community with its Jersey City, East Orange, Newark and Irvington locations. They are committed to using the finest ingredients in their recipes – no food leaves their kitchen that they themselves would not eat! You are one step away from satisfying your chicken wings craving with their online ordering tool.

Cluck-U-Chicken, located at 586 West Side Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a fast-food chain specializing in wings and other chicken dishes, plus a variety of sauces.

Cluck-U Chicken started in 1985 in New Brunswick when a college student decided that his campus needed more than just pizza and burgers, and set out to create the best buffalo wings in the world the world. The unique recipes and sauces that he developed created a devoted following for food made from only the finest ingredients, including fresh chicken.

Ambassador Fish and Chicken

493 Martin Luther King Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 360-2817

Cluck-U-Chicken

586 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 946-2222

Where To Celebrate National Bagel Day on Jan. 15 in Jersey City

14Jan

When it comes to comfort food, our local bagel spots know how to do it – there’s nothing like a hot bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel, or even just a freshly-made, still warm bagel smattered with cream cheese on a winter morning to take the chill out of that January air.

On National Bagel Day on Jan. 15, feel free to enjoy a bagel from one of these local spots without feeling even an ounce of guilt. With both the foodie-friendly holiday and all of us needing a dose of comfort food, dig in and enjoy!

JP’s Bagel Express, located at 52 Newark St, Hoboken which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a bagel cafe with breakfast and lunch fare including deli classics, juices, smoothies and coffee drinks.

JP’s specializes in hand-rolled bagels baked fresh all day as well as a large variety of whipped cream cheeses. Their menu also includes endless list of specialty hot and cold sandwiches and wraps, housemade salads and made-to-order sliced Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses.

O’Bagel, located at 600 Washington St, Hoboken which is 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is known for its breakfast bagels with spreads, along with sandwiches, doled out in snug, low-key digs with a patio.

It started with the vision of owner Sam, who wanted to put his expertise of hand rolling bagels into a suburban community that respects and appreciates fresh quality bread made from hand-selected ingredients. Five locations and many years later, their products are still always created fresh daily.

JP’s Bagel Express

52 Newark St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 963-5522

O’Bagel

600 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 683-8600

Start Your Resolution Off Right at These Jersey City Healthy Restaurants

06Jan

Many of us have set the same New Year’s resolution – to work on getting rid of those extra pounds and start eating better and working out after a holiday season full of delicious treats!

Of course, it’s not easy to turn down pancakes and bacon for a smoothie or a decadent sandwich for a salad, but here in Jersey City, we have lots of restaurants that specialize in delicious healthy cuisine. At these spots, you can have a meal that’s both tasty and good for you.

Plant Base, located at 370 Pacific Ave, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is on a mission to help people implement a happier and healthier lifestyle through plant based foods and ethical products sold in a zero waste format.

Plant Base offers a variety of ready-made, grab-and-go or eat-in menu items for breakfast and lunch, and a homestyle dinner menu that rotates daily. In addition to the ready-made food, Plant Base also offers a wide variety of package-free organic produce as well as body care and household cleaning products.

Honeygrow, located at 120 Washington St, Hoboken which is 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a hip counter-serve spot for locally sourced salads, stir-fries and fruit-honey desserts.

Founded by Justin Rosenberg eight years ago, Honeygrow brings people together over the highest quality, wholesome, simple foods. As a newly converted proponent of a plant-based diet, Justin decided to leave the cubicle world, train in a fine-dining kitchen, and pursue a life that spoke to his passion: creating wonderful things through the lens of nourishing foods.

Plant Base

370 Pacific Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(551) 256-3868

Honeygrow

120 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 533-8089

Take Your ‘First Day Hike’ This Month at These Nearby Trails

01Jan

Every year, state parks throughout the United States encourage people to start their year off right by going on a ‘First Day Hike,’ where they can both get some fresh air and also see the beautiful nature right outside their doors. Last year, nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year this way, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country!

If you spent your New Years Day like many of us, though – hanging out on your Beacon couch! – you can still get a First Day Hike in your own way by going on a hike this month. Strap up your sneakers and check out these trails in the Jersey City area!

Liberty State Park, located at 200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a 1,200-acre park which offers unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

Park attractions include cruises to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, an Interpretive Center, a two-mile promenade, the Liberty Walk, as well as the Empty Sky 9/11 memorial.

Lincoln Park, located at West Side Ave, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is the oldest and largest of the Hudson County’s parks. It offers two distinct sections – Lincoln Park East, 150.4 acres, and Lincoln Park West, 123 acres.

Lincoln Park East is home to numerous athletic facilities, children’s areas, historic monuments, meandering trails, and publicly-available Wi-Fi-internet access. Lincoln Park West is an exceptional collection of open space with preserved natural habitats and areas to engage visitors. That includes Edgewood Lake, which is part of the Historic Liberty/Water Gap trail, and the park has nature trails winding throughout it.

Liberty State Park

200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 915-3403

Lincoln Park

West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 915-1388

These Caterers Are Offering Beautiful Charcuterie Boards for the Holidays

16Dec

Anyone with an Instagram account has seen in the past few months how charcuterie boards seem to have exploded in popularity as people have tried their hands at their own meat and cheese board creations. This holiday season, those charcuterie boards will be even more popular as we create spreads for family and friends.

If you would rather leave charcuterie to the experts, you can call these caterers located near your Beacon apartment for a personalized board that will have your visitors both snacking and snapping photos.

Lighten Up Caterers, located at 255 Armstrong Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a 30-year-old company which offers an array of charcuterie boards using organic ingredients and suitable for 15-500 people.

With Lighten Up Caterers, you can get beautiful, distinctive food at an affordable price. The common standard is always satisfaction, regardless if the event is a wedding brunch, a conference for Rutgers Business School, opening parties for Broadway shows, or City Hall events.

Hudson Tea House & Co. Corporate Catering, located at 411 Monmouth St, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, uses use simple and fresh ingredients and seasonal produce from local farms every day to bring you the best meals and charcuterie boards for all occasions.

The Hudson Tea House & Co. Corporate Catering team has over 25 years of experience catering to corporate and private clients in the tri-state area, and their goal is to take your vision and make it a reality with great food and service.​

Lighten Up Caterers

255 Armstrong Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 209-9325

Hudson Tea House & Co. Corporate Catering

411 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 275-0603