Wonderful Weekend of Burgers, Bloodies and Brunch at the Beach

The SoCal burger at Harpoon Willy'sThis weekend was the first weekend of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and we did it up in style.  The kickoff party at the Wonderbar in Asbury Park was a huge success.  Surf Taco, the Windmill and Jersey Mikes gave away a ton of good food and we danced the night away to Brian Kirk and the Jerks.  Saturday was Burgers, Bloodies and Brews at three locations on the shore: Harpoon Willy’s in Manasquan, The Lake House in Loch Arbor and The Draughting Table in Bradley Beach.  The pictures you see here are from our visit to Harpoon Willy’s.

Sunday was designated “Brunch at the Beach” day.  We took a ride to Asbury Park to enjoy a gorgeous day and delicious Mexican inspired brunch at Langosta Lounge.  I had the enormous breakfast burrito with egg, chorizo, jalepeño, black beans, cheese, olives and pico de gallo.  A friend ordered the Eggs Marion which you see here.

bloody mary at Harpoon Willy's in Manasquan, NJ

Eggs Marion Langosta Lounge Asbury Park

Poached Eggs with grilled asparagus and sautéed lobster and shrimp.  The other participants in our Brunch at the Beach day were Avenue in Long Branch and Mixx in Manasquan.  For more pictures of the food and the fun this weekend, visit the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week’s Facebook Page.

This coming weekend Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has two more exciting events to close out the 10 day event.  On Saturday Undici’s in Rumson will host “Wine and Cheeses of Italy” between 12 and 3pm.   And, Sunday is the “Great Jersey Shore Martini Contest” at Edgars Pub in Sea Girt.  12 area bartenders will compete for your votes on who makes the Jersey Shore’s best martini.  The JSRW committee has even negotiated special prices with Briggs Transportation.  So take a cab and come have some cocktails on Sunday. Tickets for Both events are available for purchase online.

And, remember all week long participating restaurants are offering pre-fixed menus. Click here for a list of restaurants and get out to support your local businesses.