March 3, 2014, Blairstown, NJ — The featured business in our Blairstown office this week is Cosmic Charlie, located at 124 Route 94 in Blairstown by Tractor Supply.
Owners Scott and Kim Kagan have been Blairstown residents for 10 years and have been looking for the opportunity to start a restaurant in the area for many years. When the right location came along, they opened Cosmic Charlie in July 2012. Their menu is a great fit for the area and has received many positive responses from the local community.
Open all year, Cosmic Charlie is a casual dine-in or take-out restaurant, featuring fresh made daily Angus burgers, Sabrett hot dogs, premium hard ice cream, French fries, fountain soda, and drinks. They offer a plethora of toppings for the burgers, dogs, and sandwiches, made fresh every day, including pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, chipotle mayo, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and more. Building your own burger has never been easier – or tastier!
Seasonal specials are offered every week, including pulled pork, homemade soups, and chili. Try some sweet potato fries! Turkey burgers and veggie burgers are also available. Enjoy a classic birch beer ice cream float or a malted milkshake with your meal.
Cosmic Charlie is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM. They are closed Sundays.
Delivery is now available! Give Cosmic Charlie a call at (908) 362-1210.
Philly Pretzel Factory
February 24, 2014, Hackettstown, NJ — This week, our Hackettstown office spotlights the Philly Pretzel Factory, located at 150 Mountain Avenue in Hackettstown.
The Philly Pretzel Factory, home of the Real Soft Pretzel, is the world's largest Philadelphia-style pretzel bakery, with well over 100 franchised locations. They pledge to serve only fresh pretzels that meet or exceed their own standards and your expectations. Your visit will be enjoyable, convenient, and affordable in every way – serving you Real Pretzels that make a difference. The Hackettstown location has been serving delicious soft pretzels since February 2013.
Offering a variety of hand twisted, hot-out-of-the-oven soft pretzels, the Philly Pretzel Factory has something to please everyone! Regular pretzels, mini pretzels, bite-size pretzels called Rivets, Cheesesteak Pretzels, spicy pretzel sausages, pepperoni melt pretzels, and pretzel dogs are served with a variety of delicious dipping sauces, including but not limited to the Philly Pretzel Factory's signature mustard varieties. For your sweet tooth, try a delicious cinnamon pretzel!
On Saturday, March 1, in celebration of its 1 year anniversary, Philly Pretzel Factory in Hackettstown will give away one free pretzel per person all day! You can also meet Phil E, the company's pretzel mascot, and there will be games, prizes, and balloons for the kids.
Like the Philly Pretzel Factory in Hackettstown on Facebook, visit the company's website, or give the Hackettstown location a call at (908) 269-8780. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
J.D.'s Wines & Liquors
February 17, 2014, Blairstown, NJ — Our Blairstown office is currently featuring J.D.’s Wines & Liquors, a family-owned liquor store located in the Fountain Mall at 187 Route 94 in Blairstown.
Owner Jay Mena and his wife Yani first opened for business on July 1, 1999 and in 2013, they partnered with the Vininski family. Nick and Rich Vininski have been employees of J.D.'s since 2005; they still actively work there, running the day to day operations of the store.
The original liquor store had an operating bar within the same space as the store. Early on, customers came to know the establishment as a friendly place offering an extensive selection of wines, hard-to-find liquors and microbrews. Often, the local patrons who would stop by for packaged goods would find a friend at the bar enjoying a cocktail; they would join them for a drink and would often find themselves there a few hours later still enjoying each other’s company as one friend soon turned into many.
Both the bar and store business grew at a brisk pace. To accommodate the growing business, a renovation and expansion was completed in the summer of 2003. A second bar was opened in an adjacent storefront. The new bar was fitted with five TVs as well as a jukebox and pool table. The bar offers twelve draft beer selections as well as an extensive menu of specialty drinks, wine by the glass, and bottled beer. Whether you are stopping in for a quick drink, to check out a game, or to see a friend, J.D.'s Bar is always a friendly place to be, offering happy hour daily and other special monthly events.
The store carries a wide selection of wines, ranging in price from $4 to $250. They also carry an extensive selection of scotch, bourbon, vodka, tequila, and hard-to-find cordials. J.D.’s beer selection is the largest in the area; with over 30 microbrews as well as all the larger brand names. For your special event, they have a wide selection of kegs on hand. If you are looking for something specific, Nick will do everything he can to get you what you are looking for.
The staff is what sets J.D.’s apart from its peers. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to help customers. Jay, Nick, Rich, and the entire J.D.'s family put their heart and soul into accommodating the customers' needs and making them feel like family. J.D.'s takes pride in its low prices, welcoming atmosphere, and small town hospitality.
Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
If you are in the area and want a place where friends, neighbors, and family meet and where no one ever leaves a stranger, stop by J.D.’s Wines and Liquors or give them a call at (908) 362-7136. They would be happy to meet you!