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Where to Grab Dinner and Rock Out at the Jersey Shore

Ready to savor the last few weeks of the season with an outdoor dining experience that includes awesome live...

Compassion Café LBI: Pouring Hope and Possibility into Every Cup

Compassion Café, now in its second year of residency on Long Beach Island, is a café on a mission....
Tower Dogs, Asbury Park

Back to the Beach with “I Never Sausage a Hot Dog!”

Last year, you might have opted to spend National Hot Dog Month grilling in your backyard with a couple...
Ahi Tuna over corn tortilla

The Serenity Cafe, in Toms River

What do two bouts of cancer, a global pandemic, and a couple of stubborn canopies all have in common? Aside...
Second chance sign

Fresh Starts and Good Food: Summer Dinner to Benefit Second Chance NJ

A group of Garden State chefs and restaurateurs are combining their talents to make a difference in an area...
Oktoberfest beers New Jersey

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...
View out window at La Mer

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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Jersey City Wine Fest Returns Saturday, March 2

Jersey City Wine Fest takes place Saturday March 2, 2024, at the Harborside Atrium. Session 1: 1 p.m.  to 4:30 p.m. Session 2: 6 p.m....