Hey Delicious! Sweet Valentine

1/12/2011:

Anna is back with another “Hey Delicious!” entry on Hoboken411. See what she has to say about sweets in the Mile Square!

Plus – it’s probably more interesting than a nuisance snow storm!

Goodbye Cupcake!

“I’m sad to report that the cupcake trend is officially on the decline.

According to Serious Eats, Shine, and Eater (amongst many others), the trend is over. Most are reporting that pie is the new cupcake, however Bon Appetit is crazy about whoopie pies and French macaroons.

Hey Delicious! has a feeling it will be pie in 2011. The only question now is… where do I get pie in Hoboken? We all know about the artisan pie shops popping up across the Hudson, however Hoboken seems to be lacking in that department. I don’t want a pie from the grocery store, nor do I want to waste my money on a diner slice. I want to go to a cute little shop (I’m looking at you Sweet!) and get some cutesy flavor like salted caramel apple or honeyed sweet potato on a crumbly, butter crust. Carlo’s Bakery has some nice pies on their site, but there is no pie craving strong enough to make me wait on that line.

So Hoboken, you want pie in 2011? Or, are you craving French macaroons and whoopie pies? Hopefully word will spread and we can get some new treats (sorry Crumbs).

Be my Valentine Day

No, it isn’t too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day (February 14th). More importantly, it isn’t too early to start thinking about your Valentine’s Day reservation.

If you take your significant other to dinner at 4pm or 12am, they will most certainly know you called last minute. Make your reservation early so you don’t look like a jerk. Here are some super-sexy, romantic, perfect Valentine’s Day spots (Hey Delicious! approved of course):

  1. Cucharamama (233 Clinton Street)
    This is my favorite restaurant in Hoboken, regardless of the occasion. I like to sit at the bar with my SO and order a few tapas with a mojito (or four). I’m a big fan of the octopus, all of the empanadas, and the salmon.
  2. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (1000 Harbor Blvd., Weehawken, NJ)
    Take the light rail to Lincoln Harbor, walk over the bridge, or drive of course (free valet). The food is a little pricey, but it’s all about quality. Great wine list, great service, and a perfect V-day place.
  3. Sushi Lounge (200 Hudson Street)
    Mmmm… fun cocktails and sushi. It’s a dimly lit, sexy place where you and your date can share plates and hold hands. Nothing like raw fish to get the night started right.

Check out Hey Delicious! at www.heydeliciousblog.com. Questions or comments? Email me at Anna@HeyDeliciousBlog.com.

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13 Comments on "Hey Delicious! Sweet Valentine"

mooshu
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mooshu

I hope they’re selling slices :)! Sometimes they do. I bought a whole pie to share with family.

mooshu
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mooshu

Yeah, Cinnamon Snail doughnuts are delectable!

mooshu
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mooshu

Just want to add that Ganache sells a pretty incredible apple pie. The crust is baked with crushed walnuts or something– incredible.

AnnaHeyDelicious
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AnnaHeyDelicious

something incredible you say? i’m going down to ganache today to check out the pie situation. thanks for the heads up!!![quote comment=”202042″]Just want to add that Ganache sells a pretty incredible apple pie. The crust is baked with crushed walnuts or something– incredible.[/quote]

Angry Bird
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Angry Bird

Out where I grew up there was a place called Wightman’s Farms that has these in the fall- cider doughnuts? They are good. Actually right now I just had a slice of their peach pie, also delicious. The crust is so flaky…must be lots of lard in it. But damn it’s good!

escaped68
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Try delicious orchards in colts neck,on rte# 34, they have great donuts,pies and other baked goods. Its well wort the trip.[quote comment=”202037″]Out where I grew up there was a place called Wightman’s Farms that has these in the fall- cider doughnuts? They are good. Actually right now I just had a slice of their peach pie, also delicious. The crust is so flaky…must be lots of lard in it. But damn it’s good![/quote]

Adam_C
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Adam_C

Thankfully I became single recently and don’t have to deal with the pressure of the hallmark holiday. My sympathies to those that do.

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

Sympathies to your ex as well, if you spent all your time dwelling on why you should not do something special, instead of making a simple gesture to put a smile on their face![quote comment=”202010″]Thankfully I became single recently and don’t have to deal with the pressure of the hallmark holiday. My sympathies to those that do.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

We celebrate Valentine’s day before the actual day to avoid the crowds and such, and spend Valentine’s day doing stuff where no crowds are involved: cooking, baking and writing funny poems for each other :). We don’t do “social stress” or eat gross, mass-produced chocolate.

In any case, Cucharamama is definitely a favorite. And it’s great to hear that pies are making a comeback, although I would KILL for a delicious, crispy-edged, fresh doughnut. Anyone?

[quote comment=”202010″]Thankfully I became single recently and don’t have to deal with the pressure of the hallmark holiday. My sympathies to those that do.[/quote]

AnnaHeyDelicious
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AnnaHeyDelicious

Doughnuts were my runner-up! Seriously though, where does one get a fresh, crispy, amazing doughnut in Hoboken? Dunkin’ Donuts is okay for an emergency jones, but not for a gourmet experience. You guys ever go to Doughnut Plant in NYC? Words can’t describe the deliciousness.[quote comment=”202011″]We celebrate Valentine’s day before the actual day to avoid the crowds and such, and spend Valentine’s day doing stuff where no crowds are involved: cooking, baking and writing funny poems for each other . We don’t do “social stress” or eat gross, mass-produced chocolate. In any case, Cucharamama is definitely a favorite. And it’s great to hear that pies are making a comeback, although I would KILL for a delicious, crispy-edged, fresh doughnut. Anyone?

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mooshu
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mooshu

Agreed. Dunkin’ Donuts sells frozen doughnuts, yo!

I will try the Doughnut Plant :). Thank you very much.[quote comment=”202031″]Doughnuts were my runner-up! Seriously though, where does one get a fresh, crispy, amazing doughnut in Hoboken? Dunkin’ Donuts is okay for an emergency jones, but not for a gourmet experience. You guys ever go to Doughnut Plant in NYC? Words can’t describe the deliciousness.

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