Hey Delicious! Sweet Valentine
Plus – it’s probably more interesting than a nuisance snow storm!
“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):
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.