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The Avalon Brew Pub Burger of the Week

Is there a better guilty pleasure combination than a refreshing Bohemian pilsner and a juicy Angus burger? Lucky guests at ICONA Avalon are just steps from a fresh pint and a casual upscale dining experience at one of the best New Jersey breweries: Avalon Brew Pub. Not only is Avalon Brew Pub the East Coast’s only beachfront microbrewery, but it has quickly turned heads with the “Burger of the Week.” Each week, the inventive and talented culinary team at Avalon Brew Pub piece together a unique Angus beef burger creation, all of which pair perfectly with a house brew. Some of their creations have included wasabi, tzatziki, whole grain maple mustard spread, and mortadella. There are approximately 52 weeks in a year, so hats off to our culinary crew on their creativity! Here’s a taste of what’s been done before.

The Kickin’ Shrimp Burger

The Kickin’ Shrimp Burger was an instant hit among patrons for obvious reasons. The name itself persuaded most guests to give it a try without even looking at the menu. An eight-ounce burger, cooked to your liking, is topped with crispy buffalo shrimp and smothered in blue cheese. This crowd-pleaser, much like all of our burgers, is paired with a basket of crispy fries, house ketchup, and a pickle spear.

new jersey breweriesThe Wisconsin Cheddar Burger

Perhaps the only combination better than buffalo shrimp and blue cheese is squeaky cheese curds and crisp applewood bacon. The Wisconsin Cheddar Burger was an easy sell, especially for our guests from the Midwest. A perfectly-cooked, eight-ounce Angus beef burger is simplistically paired with applewood bacon, fried cheese curds, and a scrumptious, homemade Wisconsin cheddar cheese sauce. We miss it already.

The Carolina BBQ Burger

For those of you who don’t know, Carolina BBQ sauce has a vinegar and mustard base, in contrast to the generic fusion of ketchup, molasses, and spices. The result is a tangy, slightly sweet flavor profile. It’s typically utilized on grilled or smoked pork and chicken. The Carolina BBQ Burger is a perfect marriage of homemade BBQ sauce, fried dill pickles, pork roll, gruyere cheese, lettuce, and tomato. We’re still dreaming of those fried dill pickles.

The Crabby Patty

We were fresh out of barnacle shavings and the Krusty Krab’s secret formula, so we decided to create Avalon’s version of The Crabby Patty. Our Crabby Patty has two four-ounce Angus patties, a housemade crab cake, mango sriracha aioli, American cheese, tomato, and lettuce. All other Avalon NJ hotels are already after our secret Crabby Patty formula!

New Jersey Breweries

Locals have been salivating over our burgers and beer since we opened our doors – now it’s your turn! We’re one of the only New Jersey breweries on the popular Jersey Shore. ICONA has three award-winning resorts in NJ, all within steps of the Atlantic Ocean’s sandy shores. The wintertime is the perfect season for cozy, romantic New Jersey getaways. Dial 1-609-454-6484 to learn more about Avalon Brew Pub and our elegant beachfront properties.

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Plan a Winter Beach Wedding Ceremony at ICONA

Happy couples have been planning Diamond Beach wedding ceremonies for years even during the cozy season. It’s hard to top the soothing sound of lapping waves, the azure blue ocean, and the soft, white sand. ICONA Diamond Beach has quickly become one of the premier Jersey Shore wedding venues thanks to our prime beach access, elegant accommodations, and on-site catering. We have three oceanfront resorts within minutes of each other, so our wedding packages are entirely customizable.

Diamond Beach Wedding Ceremony

Although the Jersey Shore spans 141 miles, it’s challenging to find locations for private beach weddings. Luckily for you, each of our customizable packages will feature a beautiful beach ceremony (which can be tented in case of inclement weather). Diamond Beach is easily our most popular wedding ceremony locale here on the Jersey Shore. ICONA possesses a large, reservable section of Diamond Beach. There’s rarely another soul on the beach during the wintertime, so you’re guaranteed a peaceful ceremony. Wintertime in New Jersey is, obviously, cooler than summer, but it’s the perfect way to make your wedding unique. The men will already be quite cozy in their tuxedos and suits, while the ladies can get creative with a classic dress and jacket combo.

Finding the Perfect Reception Space

jersey shore wedding venuesThere are several fantastic reception options in Cape May, Wildwood Crest, and several other communities, depending on which ICONA resort you choose for a room block. During the warmer months, ICONA Diamond Beach couples hold their wedding receptions in our gorgeous clear pavilion tent right on the beach. Our rooftop tent is another beachfront wedding reception option that’s sand-free and still provides beautiful ocean views.

Cozy season couples who recite their heartfelt vows on Diamond Beach may choose to hold a reception at the nearby Cape May Convention Hall and finish the evening in an elegant ICONA Cape May oceanfront bridal suite. The convention hall is only a half mile from ICONA Cape May. Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar & Grill is a popular option for intimate, elegant receptions following an elopement, vow renewal, or small wedding. The culinary catering team at ICONA can craft a customizable menu that we guarantee will wow your guests. Some of our favorite options include local New Jersey swordfish, fire-grilled filet mignon, Maryland-style crab cake, and seared Atlantic salmon.

Jersey Shore Wedding Venues

ICONA has a caring, experienced wedding staff that is dedicated to making your special day remarkably memorable. ICONA Diamond Beach’s perfect five-star rating and recent induction into The Knot Hall of Fame tell the whole story. We provide spectacular Jersey Shore wedding venues, delicious, beautifully-plated catering, and sizable, elegant overnight accommodations. Dial 1-609-457-2599 to speak with Hope, or simply fill out an inquiry on our detailed wedding website.

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New Year’s Eve Celebration at ICONA

Ring in the new year on the beautiful South Jersey Shore with family and friends. ICONA Resorts is currently offering New Year’s Eve packages starting at just $145 per person. Depending on which resort and package you choose, you and a significant other can enjoy a comfortable overnight accommodation, open bar, dancing, four-course dinner, and breakfast buffet. ICONA is one of the only South Jersey Shore hotels to offer all-inclusive packages on New Year’s Eve. Watch the countdown at Diamond Beach or Avalon with friends, family, or a spouse. Both of these oceanfront hotels will be celebrating the New Year with premium open bars, music, dancing, and fine cuisine – you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

Celebration Packages at Diamond Beach

jersey shore hotelsICONA Diamond Beach is one of the few Wildwood Crest hotels offering New Year’s Eve dining and dancing to the general public. You don’t have to book a room to enjoy a four-course dinner, the open bar, and the three-hour dance. Guests at Diamond Beach have the choice between two unique New Year’s Eve packages. Both packages include an elegant accommodation, three-hour open bar, DJ, dancing, champagne at Midnight, and breakfast buffet. The New Year’s Eve Dinner & Celebration for Two also includes a four-course dinner for two and a bottle of fine wine. After the ball drops, retire to your elegant ocean-view suite. Make sure to wake in time for the delicious New Year’s Day breakfast buffet.

Ring in the New Year at Avalon

ICONA Avalon is the perfect median between elegance and grandeur. Watch the sun rise above the Atlantic Ocean in a stylish oceanfront suite, explore the beautiful Wildwoods, and sip on a refreshingly spicy witbier at Avalon Brew Pub before the six-hour premium open bar begins in the Seaglass Ballroom. Depending on which New Year’s Eve package you choose, two guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with hors-d’oeuvres, three-course surf and turf, six-hour open bar, live entertainment by Central Park Band, dancing, champagne, dessert, and breakfast buffet. There will also be an interactive photo experience, balloon drop, and breakfast sandwiches after Midnight!

Oceanfront South Jersey Shore Hotels

ICONA Resorts has three elegant, oceanfront South Jersey Shore hotels within minutes of premier South Jersey hidden gems, craft breweries, and the best Wildwoods attractions. New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and these party packages won’t last long. Reserve a suite on New Year’s Eve by dialing 1-609-454-6484 or visiting ICONA.com. We cannot wait to send 2018 off with a bang!