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Around Town COMPILED BY TARA HOPFENSPIRGER BLOW OUT HOBOKEN T H O S E U N R U LY L O C K S UP & OUT STUFF YO U R FA C E JARETS STUFFED CUPCAKES TASTE THE MAINE INGREDIENT LUKE’S LOBSTER Craving that fresh New England seafood but can’t escape town? Luke’s Lobster has successfully been a part of the Pier 13 food truck rotation during the summer months. Hoboken residents loved it so much that Luke’s decided to open their own shop in town. Patrons can enjoy lobster, crab and shrimp rolls (with no extra filler), New England clam chowder and a variety of old-school sides in a quaint shop that has the ambiance of a real Maine lobster roll shack. Making this fresh seafood shop extra special, Luke’s has a unique dedication to sustainability and traceability, as they can track the seafood in each roll back to the exact harbor and fisherman who caught it. Keep your eyes open for new and exciting winter menu items to be introduced shortly. 207 Washington St., (201) 626-3600, lukeslobster.com/hoboken 18 FALL 2015 GOLD COAST MAGAZINE Butterscotch Kiss. Cannoli Eclipse. Outrageous Oreo. These are just a few of the more than 200 flavors available at the brandnew location of Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes on Hudson Street, owned by Keith and Maureen Jaret. The Hoboken shop just opened in late August, adding to Jarets’ three other locations in Nutley, Totowa and Endicott, N.Y. This fall, stop by to try Pumpkin King (pumpkin cake stuffed with cinnamon cream cheese, topped with vanilla icing and cinnamon) or the Apple Annie (spiced apple cake stuffed with apple mousse, topped with vanilla icing and an apple mousse dollop). With this many flavors to choose from – there are 50 to 60 different flavors in the stores on any given day – customers are bound to find one (or many) they love. 1401 Hudson St., (201) 683-7086, stuffedcupcakes.com TURN T H E PA G E LITTLE CITY BOOKS This new general-interest bookstore, the only one of its kind in Hoboken, just opened its doors this past May. Although the store is charmingly small, Little City Books offers a broad selection including fiction, sci-fi, mystery, cooking, art, science, history, humor, young adult and much more. The store also offers popular literary T-shirts, adorable onesies and tote bags, all from a company in Brooklyn that supports the Books For Africa charity. For the kids in Hoboken, Little City Books recently added a line of picture-book character plush toys and alphabet blocks in different languages. In November, the store will host children’s author Mike Curato and, in December, there will be a special event to celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra. Join one of Little City’s various book clubs or stop by for sto ry time 11 a.m. every Friday morning. 100 Bloomfield St., (201) 626-READ, littlecitybooks.com COURTESY OF THE BUSINESSES Looking for the one-stop shop to get your hair and makeup done for an everyday look or special occasion? Open seven days a week, Up & Out specializes in blowouts and offers up-dos, braids, curl sets, makeup application and tape-in extensions. Hoboken resident Niki Klaczany, owner and hairstylist, opens her blow dry bar at 7 a.m. during the week so customers can get a signature blowout – done using only a round brush and no hot tools – before work. Every blowout includes a complimentary beverage at the sparkling quartz “bar,” great music and a chick flick. Additionally, Up & Out has a bridal team of hair and makeup artists that travel on location for weddings; stylists are also available to travel for home or hotel blowouts in New Jersey and New York City. This fall, keep an eye out for special Braid Bar events at restaurants and stores in the Mile Square City. 341 Bloomfield St., (201) 401-4119, upandout.com