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Where To Get Ravioli in Jersey City on National Ravioli Day

19Mar

As we all know, March is still a chilly one here in Jersey City, but for foodies, that means one thing – comfort food! There’s no comfort food quite like ravioli, and on March 20, you can indulge in your favorite cheese, lobster or mushroom ravioli at one of the many top-notch Italian restaurants in Jersey City.

This month, celebrate National Ravioli Day with a bite of some of Jersey City’s best – all without the guilt. Plus, all of these restaurants offer takeout or delivery, so enjoy a ravioli dish in the comfort of your Beacon apartment if you prefer!

Laico’s, located at 67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City which is 13 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a long-running, brick-lined nook offering an array of Italian cuisine, plus cocktails and wine.

Opened by the Laico family in 1972, Laico’s has been serving its tried-and-true dishes even as its menu evolves with the times. For almost 50 years, longtime loyal patrons and newfound friends and customers have not been disappointed in their choice of dining at Laico’s. The cozy, friendly atmosphere gives both a traditional feel and a present-day vibe, setting the stage to satisfy established as well as contemporary tastes.

Porto Leggero, located at 185 Hudson St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an upscale, chandelier-filled venue serving Italian fare in a high-ceilinged space with tall windows.

Fully exposed behind a two-story wall of glass, the modern interior is softened with mahogany archways, tumbled brick and richly textured upholstery. The finely appointed tables are dressed in white linen. Although waterfront restaurants are plentiful along the Hudson River, though, few have a cuisine comparable to Porto Leggero.

Laico’s

67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 434-4115

Porto Leggero

185 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07311

(201) 434-3200

Pi Day is March 14! Here’s Where To Get Pie Near Jersey City

14Mar

Pi Day on March 14 might celebrate the mathematical constant π, but there’s a much tastier way to enjoy the holiday here in Jersey City than doing any math problems – with a delicious, homemade pie, whether it’s blueberry, apple or pumpkin.

Within only minutes of our Beacon apartments are tons of locally-owned bakeries which are the experts when it comes to a perfect pie. Place your order now and you won’t even need to turn on your Beacon oven!

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, pies, espresso drinks, plus a patio.

Chef Jessica Isaacs is the owner of Cocoa Bakery Cafe and is directly involved in all aspects of its creative, culinary and business operations. She served as executive pastry chef at the internationally lauded Nobu and Nextdoor Nobu restaurants for more than a dozen years, as well as executive pastry chef at Sushi Samba 7. 

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

For over 70 years, Monteleone’s has been a staple in Jersey City, and you’ll taste that in every bite of their delicious pies which come in varieties including apple, blueberry, pumpkin and more. It’s a third-generation family business which still uses the same recipes that founder Guido Monteleone used when he opened the bakery after immigrating from Sicily.

Cocoa Bakery

275 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 830-3430

Monteleone’s

741 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 798-0576

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Food From These Local Irish Pubs

12Mar

Whether you’re a full-blooded Irishman or you couldn’t hail further from the Green Isle, this March 17, we all get to be Irish for the day when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here in Jersey City, you can do that with authentic Irish food and drinks from our favorite local Irish bars and restaurants, all of which are offering takeout and delivery in addition to dine-in services.

Ready for a bite of bangers and mash, a sip (or a few!) of Guinness and a helping of Irish soda bread? Head to these spots located near your Beacon apartment for a meal worth celebrating.

McSwiggan’s Pub, located at 110 1st St, Hoboken which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a classic Irish pub featuring burgers, brunch, sandwiches, entrees and all-you-can-eat specials.

Even after more than 20 years of service to the community, McSwiggans bears the congenial atmosphere of the traditional Irish pub, the hearty camaraderie of the sports bar, and the up-tempo excitement of a trendy nightspot, depending on when you visit.

Dorrian’s Red Hand, located at 555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is the New Jersey outpost of an NYC bar offering comfort Irish eats, draft beers and TVs in a classic pub setting.

In the 50+ years since it opened, Dorrian’s Red Hand has expanded from a humble corner bar serving loyal regulars to a fully-realized restaurant space with an outdoor cafe and an intimate back room with its own bar. However, they have proudly maintained that old neighborhood charm while adapting with the tastes, trends and needs of the modern-day customers.

McSwiggan’s Pub

110 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 798-6700

Dorrian’s Red Hand

555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-6660

Get Your Valentine’s Day Chocolates From These Jersey City Chocolate Shops

12Feb

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and whether you’re looking for a box of the finest chocolates for your significant other or you want to treat yourself with the best sweets in town, we’re all booking it to our favorite chocolate shops in town.

In Jersey City, we have lots of options for stellar chocolate shops, which offer everything from upscale truffles to fun designs. Head to these shops or order from their websites in order to get your chocolates in time for the big day!

Lee Sims Chocolates, located at 743 Bergen Ave, Jersey City which is a seven minute walk from your Beacon apartment, is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the same family and is still located in the charming retail storefront where they started business decades ago.

Their traditional window displays are locally famous for their mouthwatering appeal. Plus, they have thousands of customers all over the USA and beyond who use Lee Sims Chocolates as their dependable gift source and for personal indulgence in high quality chocolates at reasonable prices.

L’atelier du chocolat, located at 321 Marin Blvd Suite #8, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is run by Master Chocolatier Eric Girerd, who combines the finest selected ingredients and artisan techniques to create delectable treats.

L’atelier du chocolat proudly makes artisanal chocolates and serves them alongside cafe-style pastries and drinks. Their desserts are perfect gifts and they provide a variety of gift box size options as well as cakes for those extra-special occasions.

Lee Sims Chocolates

743 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 433-1308

L’atelier du chocolat

321 Marin Blvd Suite #8, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 332-9220

These Romantic Local Restaurants Are Perfect Valentine’s Day Destinations

09Feb

Near our Beacon apartments, we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by a bustling culinary scene with restaurants ranging from casual hangouts to the finest romantic destinations. The latter will certainly come in handy later this month when we’re all looking for a romantic spot to take our special someone!

This Valentine’s Day, check out these romantic restaurants near your Beacon apartment for an intimate meal that you’ll never forget, or order takeout for a restaurant-quality meal at home. These restaurants offer delicious dining, impeccable service and jaw-dropping décor to boot!

Laico’s, located at 67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a long-running, brick-lined nook offering an array of Italian cuisine, plus cocktails and wine.

Opened by the Laico family in 1972, Laico’s has been serving its tried-and-true dishes even as its menu evolves with the times. For almost 50 years, long-time loyal patrons and newfound friends and customers have not been disappointed in their choice of dining at Laico’s. The cozy, friendly atmosphere gives both a traditional feel and a present-day vibe, setting the stage to satisfy established as well as contemporary tastes.

Madame Claude Bis, located at 390 4th St, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a cozy, dimly lit cafe serving up French bistro items which is owned by wife and husband Alice Troïetto and Mattias Gustafsson, who are both from France. 

Madame Claude Bis is a typical Parisian bistro serving oysters and specialties from all over France, using local produce as much as possible. It offers a charming, authentic and lively atmosphere as well as a French wine list and cocktail menu with a plethora of French cordials.

Laico’s

67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 434-4115

Madame Claude Bis

390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 876-8800