The Thursday {3}: Pumpkin Pie Shots, Nail Art at Zeni, and Bareburger

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We’ve been crushing on lots of things all week, but have somehow narrowed it down to the top 3 of the week. The Thursday 3 is back:


1. Pumpkin Pie Shots

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Made these bad boys for a Friendsgiving I hosted on Sunday… they were a hit!

 Here’s the recipe {can be made into a martini or several shots}: 

2 oz vanilla vodka
2 oz pumpkin pie liquor or cream liquor
1/4 cup heavy cream or half & half
1.5 tablespoons of pumpkin puree (pie mix)
1 dash of ground nutmeg (for garnish)
Powdered graham cracker (for the rim) + Whipped Cream


SOOOOO good. That is all.


2. Nail Art at Zeni Salon {on 14th Street}

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Tried out a new salon after hearing good things — went to Juni, who loves to get funky with some nail art. While my “aztec-inspired” nails didn’t turn out exactly the way I wanted, it’s been fun having a little sparkly gel! These bad boys cost $50 {normal gel mani is $40}, so it’s not super expensive but you can definitely find less pricey places to do your gel mani {unless you want some nail art, then I’d say come here and ask for Juni!}. It’s really refreshing to have a nail salon whose workers don’t groan, grumble, or roll their eyes when you ask for nail art — which has happened from time to time, so I’ve heard/once in a while experienced. Where’s your favorite spot for nail art??


3. Bareburger comes to Hoboken

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^^ That’s not just ANY burger… that’s an organic bison burger with duck bacon and pepper jack cheese from the relatively new restaurant Bareburger. They also have glutenfree, vegan, and vegetarian options {believe it or not!} too. I just love their mantra of sustainability, grass-fed, humanely treated animals in their mission. Located at 515 Washington Street. I discovered this a while ago but am just getting around to tellin’ ya. My B.

Well now that you’ve got a new place to get your nails done, eat a burger, and make some yummy fall-inspired shots— me thinks you’re ready for the weekend. Have a wonderful one! See you on the flip. xo

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.