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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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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!

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Thanksgiving Getaways on the Jersey Shore

Perhaps this is the year that you finally retire the apron and treat your family or spouse to a stress-free Thanksgiving getaway. There aren’t many Thanksgiving getaways in New Jersey that help celebrate this family-oriented holiday. ICONA Resorts, however, will gladly be hosting a Thanksgiving weekend extravaganza for families hoping to avoid the countless hours spent cooking and cleaning during this annual holiday. There’s no reason to stress this year because our culinary team will sweat over the delicious feast (and the Eagles and Giants don’t play on Thursday). ICONA will be celebrating Thanksgiving at Avalon and Diamond Beach this year. The package rates are extremely low, so act fast!

Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration at ICONA

thanksgiving getawaysICONA Avalon is the perfect locale for families, groups, and couples looking for a change of pace this Thanksgiving. You’ll still be able to partake in all your favorite holiday traditions: watching NFL action, devouring roasted turkey, and sipping on craft beer. Avalon will feature the Miller Lite Pop-Up Football Lounge this year, which includes $2 Miller Lite, light snacks, and big-screen televisions. All craft beer from Avalon Brew Pub will also be just $5. The Thanksgiving buffet will feature roasted turkey, cured ham, tomato mac & cheese, prime rib, pesto-crusted salmon, spicy shrimp, and so much more! Families can also enjoy cookie decorating with Santa Claus, warm fires, tree lightings, ice skating, Christmas parades, and scavenger hunts.

Romantic Thanksgiving Getaways in Diamond Beach

For those looking for a relaxing, and perhaps romantic, Thanksgiving Day should look no further than ICONA Diamond Beach. For just $149, you and a spouse will receive overnight accommodations and a delicious three-course Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner begins with your choice of butternut squash or house salad before the main course of oven-roasted, hand-carved turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and maple roasted yams. Polish off Thanksgiving dinner with fine wine and your choice of pumpkin, cranberry pecan, or key lime pie. Don’t forget about our outrageous savings on house wine and beer during all of the football action! No other resorts in NJ can match our packaged Thanksgiving getaways for couples.

Memorable Thanksgiving Getaways to ICONA

Whether you’re looking for a romantic holiday escape or an overdue family-friendly getaway, ICONA Resorts not only offers cheap Thanksgiving vacations in Avalon, NJ, but our beautiful suites are steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch the sunrise with a cup of Joe on your ocean-view balcony, join the Thanksgiving festivities, and explore the Wildwoods while you’re in the neighborhood. Dial 1-609-454-6484 or visit ICONA.com to learn more about our Thanksgiving packages.