thanksgiving

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

Getting Ready To Cook This Thanksgiving? Head To These Local Food Markets

19Nov

Thanksgiving Day is a special day to say the least, and it’s important to serve the tastiest food available to your guests if you’re planning on hosting in your Beacon apartment!

If you’re playing host this year, then forego your usual trip to that big-name market and instead, pick up some specialty items from the very eclectic and interesting food markets that exist throughout the Jersey City area. Check them out below!

Aspen Marketplace, located at 226 Washington St, Hoboken which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a one-stop shop for groceries, prepared food and specialty fare from an in-house deli, butcher and bakery.

Whether you are a long-time, loyal customer or just love to explore and discover new and exciting food for special days, Aspen Marketplace is a great spot for you to check out before Thanksgiving comes around to impress all of your guests.

Sobsey’s Produce, located at 92 Bloomfield St, Hoboken which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a source for high-end and organic groceries, hormone-free meat, hand-roasted coffee and baked goods.

Sobsey’s is much more than a gourmet market.  Professional chefs, foodies, and people passionate about produce all know that Sobsey’s is the ‘go-to’ store in Hoboken for the freshest food available anywhere. Whether you’re new to the area or one of the many customers that have been visiting Sobsey’s for decades, come on in!

 

Aspen Marketplace

226 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 659-0355

aspengourmetmarket.com

 

Sobsey’s Produce

92 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 795-9398

sobseysproduce.com

Satisfy That Sweet Tooth on Thanksgiving Day With These Local Pie Shops

14Nov

Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 22, and we’re all ready for the big feast full of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. However, for those with a sweet tooth, there’s an even better part of Thanksgiving – dessert!

Thanksgiving desserts typically are full of pies in every variety, including apple, pumpkin and blueberry. Luckily for us here in Jersey City, our area is full of tasty pie shops, which will certainly come in handy after you’ve already spent hours cooking Thanksgiving dinner!

If you want to keep your guests happy after the main meal is over on Thanksgiving Day, then make sure you stop by these bakeries well before the big day. Hurry though, they’re taking orders as soon as possible!

GFG Bakery Café, located at 221 River St, Hoboken which is about 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a reincarnation of the owners’ Greek culinary and baking past on a mission to make their neighborhood seem a bit more like home – where you can always count on simply good food!

To find out what they’re baking up in the pie department, stop by their shop to see what’s been freshly made. However, classic apple pies and apple pie crumbles are always on the menu, so you can always count on these staples here.

Choc O Pain French Bakery and Café, located at 157 1st St, Hoboken which is about 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a comfy French cafe offering homemade breads and desserts plus a menu of sandwiches and other light fare.

At Choc O Pain, they bake all of their desserts in the traditional European way, using only basic, fresh ingredients which you can taste in every slice of pie that you bite. Plus, they also offer catering as well as baking classes, if you would like to learn how to bake their pies yourself!

 

GFG Bakery Café

221 River St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 533-1040

gfg-bakery.com

 

Choc O Pain French Bakery and Café

157 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 710-5175

chocopainbakery.com