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Oktoberfest, Jersey Shore Style

Like so much else this year, the world’s largest celebration of beer was canceled. The Volksfest known as Oktoberfest...

Al Fresco Dining at Blu Grotto

The writer was invited to visit Blu Grotto and the meal was complimentary. Blu Grotto is located on the grounds...
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Jersey Shore Resorts Prepare—and Adjust—for Reopening

Quarantine, social distancing, masks, and a seemingly endless stream of Zoom meetings for many seem to have conspired to...
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Eating and Drinking Our Way Through Cape May

The writer received a complimentary hotel stay and meals during her visit to Cape May. All opinions are her own.  Cape...
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A Lady Walks into a BYO…The Butcher’s Block

Where I Was The Butcher's Block, Long Branch, NJ When, Exactly Tuesday, July 16, 2:02 p.m. Where I Sat I was blown away well before...
New Jersey Ice Cream

NJ Instagrammers’ Ice Cream Obsessions

National Ice Cream Day is on a Sunday this year. How apropos! We asked a few of our favorite...
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A Lady Walks into a Bar…Summer Cocktail Collection

Nothing beats a perfectly crafted cocktail to cool a sweltering summer night. The composition. The presentation. That first sultry...
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NJ Chef Profile Series: Jersey Shore Restaurateur and Caterer, Marilyn Schlossbach

This article is part of a Jersey Bites series focusing on women chefs in the Garden State. Marilyn Schlossbach had...
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Everything Old Is New Again at Max’s Bar and Grill, Long Branch

Can a 91-year-old hot dog joint also be a trendy hot spot along the Jersey Shore? The new Max's...

NJ State Barbecue Championship: A Judge’s Take

If you're not sure about whether BBQ is a big thing here in the Garden State, let me assure...

Celebrate National Barbecue Month with these Jersey Shore Barbecue Joints

The Jersey Shore is home to several authentic, Southern-style barbecue spots that definitely bring the heat. May is National...

A Lady Walks into a Bar: 26 West on the Navesink

Where I Was 26 West on the Navesink, in Red Bank, NJ When, Exactly Tuesday, January 9,  6:47 p.m. Where I Sat At...

Latest Bites

Kuffta “al ha plancha”platter – w/ Tahina, amba, Israeli salad and pickles and a side of hummus and Cabbage chickpea salad, mixed with, scallions, parsley, niagella seeds olive oil and lemon juice

Chutzpah Kitchen, Authentic Israeli Street Food, Opens in Maplewood

Manhattan restaurateur and Maplewood resident Sagi Ohayon is bringing authentic Israeli street food to Maplewood Village with a new restaurant called The Chutzpah Kitchen....