With their exotic look and beverages, tiki bars evoke faraway tropical paradises. Constructed from authentic bamboo and thatch, the rental tiki bars from Tiki Photo 2 Go bring that sense of bliss to events throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Members of Tiki Photo 2 Go’s bartending team—many of whom draw on more than 10 years of experience—craft tropical drinks as guests lounge around the bar donning hats and leis upon request.
More props such as boas, masks, and oversized sunglasses await visitors at one of Tiki Photo 2 Go’s photo booths. The company’s 5'x5' and 10'x10' booths accommodate up to 8 and 20 guests, respectively, who strike poses for a series of four shots displayed on a monitor inside the booth. A high-speed printer dispenses unlimited pairs of sepia, black-and-white, or color prints within seconds—one for guests to include in their scrapbook and one to stuff in a stranger's. The strips can be customized with a personalized logo, message, or colors that match the colors and theme of your event.
Before settling into Coney Island Pizza, the eatery's dough-spinners manned Coney Island Catering, a mobile wood-fired oven that supplied pies for soirees and corporate functions. The team and its tools still hit the road for catering assignments and special events. For the most part, however, the oven remains in house, where it bakes specialty pizzas crowned with roasted clams, pulled pork, and pistachios.
Besides pies, the oven roasts other bistro and pizzeria eats, from organic farm-raised Scottish salmon to hot wings tossed in sriracha lime sauce. Complemented exclusively with wines from the award-winning Ventimiglia Vineyard, feasts can end on sweet notes with housemade desserts, including seasonal cannoli filled with autumnal pumpkin or wintry snowballs.
When Karen Harrison of New Jersey Monthly visited Bourbon BBQ, she left with a new admiration for the house ?meltingly tender chopped beef brisket? and ?two-fisted St. Louis ribs,? promising readers that they?ll ?be glad our evolutionary ancestors came down from trees, tamed fire, and started roasting fleshy beasts.?
Harrison?s admiration is well placed. The kitchen clearly knows barbecue. The staff smokes beef brisket in an all-hickory smoker for ten hours before tossing it into the slow-cooker for another six. They use fresh chickens delivered from a nearby farm for his bourbon chipotle wings, buffalo chicken wraps, and southern fried chicken. According to the Memphis tradition, the kitchen also rubs pork spare-ribs with spices before carefully smoking and steaming them until they?re fork-tender. Bourbon BBQ offers a host of options for enjoying the decadent food, from stopping in for lunch or dinner to ordering meats and sides by the pound for catered events.
With live music every weekend of the year and a wall plastered with a Joe Strummer banner, Bardi’s Grill’s prevalent rock 'n' roll theme stands in contrast to its genre-defying menu. Eclectic eats run the gamut from classic Americana—including half-pound burgers on kaiser rolls—to Italian meals of eggplant lasagna and thin-crust pizza. The international menu not only draws from the US and Italy but also the ocean in between, with a tangle of linguine topped with shrimp, calamari, mussels, and other seafood much tastier than once-common fillets of tugboat. Weekly specials ranging from sizzling steaks to discounted three-course meals add an element of surprise to the menu, along with a Monday–Friday happy hour.
Exposed brick with candles tucked on tiny shelves and a wall bearing a coat of arms; wrought-iron chandeliers adorned with candles; crisp white tablecloths and tapestries depicting the Italian countryside. The setting welcomes diners to Porcini Italian Trattoria, where authentic Italian food awaits, more warmly than sliming them with lasagna as soon as they cross the threshold. Among the most popular dishes are chicken toscano, bruschetta, and artichoke, according to customer reviews.
Deep red and blue lights swirl around a dance floor as fog wafts over people cutting loose. On another night, guests relax on comfy couches at the edge of the lounge space. And in yet another scenario, long tables form a horseshoe shape, allowing diners to easily see everyone in the room as they feast. These are just a few incarnations of The Rendezvous, a 1,300 square-foot event center that hosts an endless range of private parties. Renters can plan everything from bridal showers to christenings and after-parties without the hassles of crowding their home or having to keep their evil twin from escaping the attic. Additional services such as onsite catering, bartenders, and wedding officiants are also available.