Events & Holidays

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Returns in November

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Posted Monday, October 8, 2018

New restaurants participating for the first time include: Asbury Park, Asbury Festhalle, Bradley Beach, Citrico’s, Highlands, Scuba and the Beast,
Lake Como, Joe’s Surf Shack, Little Silver, Graze, Long Branch
Ocean Place Resort, Manasquan, The Salty Whale, Normandy Beach, Blue Fin Station 108, Ocean, Marina [...]

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OceanCares For A Cause


Posted Monday, July 9, 2018

This annual fundraiser is to support the programs, services and most importantly the individuals in need at Ocean Mental Health Services.


Clam Bake Buffet & BBQ
Open Bar
Live Music – Late 88
Silent Auction
Evening Program


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25 Cool Music Festivals to Heat Up Your Summer


Posted Monday, June 18, 2018

Tap your foot, sing along and get your groove on at these summer music festivals featuring live rock, pop, folk, jazz and more.


(Editor’s Note: We have edited this piece to eliminate events that have already passed)

Margate Beachstock
June 30: [...]

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Cross & Orange RoseFest

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Posted Monday, May 28, 2018

Cross & Orange presents the first annual Asbury Park Rosé Fest!
Join us outside in Kennedy Park for an incredible festival celebrating the delicious versatility and diversity of summer’s favorite drink!

Admission Includes:
- Samples of over 20 different world class rosé wines
- Cocktails made with Rosé based spirits
- [...]

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10th Anniversary New Jersey Food & Wine Festival

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Posted Monday, April 23, 2018

Held at New Jersey’s premier culinary destination, Crystal Springs Resort, the Festival’s events are designed to allow food and wine connoisseurs  to meet and mingle with the world’s finest chefs and winemakers.  Over the past nine years, the Festival has grown in stature as a showcase [...]

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Chef’s Invitational

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Posted Monday, April 2, 2018

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week kicks off with the Chef’s Invitational on Thursday, April 12th. We’ve invited top Jersey Shore chef’s to come together on one night to cook signature dish, just for you. Imagine tasting the top dishes from the top chefs, all in one [...]

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Night Amongst the Heroes Gala


Posted Monday, February 26, 2018

This event will benefit the very able paws4vets  organization that  provides customized Assistance Dogs to Veterans, Service Members, and their dependents with physical, neurological, psychiatric, or emotional disabilities.

Sponsored by Shore Point Advisors Wealth Management.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Crystal Point Yacht Club
3900 River Road, Point [...]

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Ama Ristorante Valentine’s Menu


Wedge Salad
Cherry tomatoes, Bermuda onion, Bacon lardons, Blue Cheese, Candied pecan, Tomato Vineagrette
Malpeque Oysters
Red Wine Migonette, Lemon
Mini Crab Cakes
Frisee, Candied Lemon, Remoulade
Lobster Ravioli
Parmesan tomato broth, Pomegrante
Filet Mignon for 2
14oz filet, 2 U2 Angry Prawns
Pork Milanese
Tricolore Salad
Stuffed Salmon
Jumbo Lump Crab, Seasonal vegetables, Saffron Buerre Blanc
Brazillian Lobster Tail
Broiled or Stuffed, Seasonal vegetables
Chef’s [...]

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Jersey Shore Wine Weekend Returns in February


Posted Monday, January 8, 2018

Get out of the cold and enjoy a weekend of great food and wine! Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has announced plans for the 5th Jersey Shore Wine Weekend,  February 23-24, 2018 at The Breakers Hotel in Spring Lake. Details, menus and tickets are available at Read more

New Year’s at Bar Anticipation

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Posted Monday, December 18, 2017

Celebrate New Years @ Bar Anticipation
December 31, 2017; 7pm – 4am
703 16th Ave
Lake Como, NJ
Nine Hours of Entertainment with BIG BANG BABY and DJ Mike Nice
Option #1 – Two-Hour Open Bar (8 – 10 pm), Party Favors, Giant Hot and Cold Buffet, Free Transportation to [...]

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Holidays at Salt Creek Grille

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Posted Monday, November 27, 2017

Reservations: 732.933.9272

Christmas Eve Brunch
Enjoy a beautiful array of morning & brunch buffet selections at the Salt Creek Grille on December 24th. Reservations strongly encouraged (732) 933-9272

Christmas Eve Dinner
Join family and friends for all your mesquite-grilled favorites with our Holiday Menu created by Executive Chef Robert Belt. [...]

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Jersey Shore Wine Weekend Returns


Posted Monday, November 13, 2017

Here’s the perfect antidote to what looks like a long winter. February 23-24, 2018 at The Breakers in Spring Lake, Jersey Shore Wine Weekend returns with a slate of exciting events.

This is the perfect Holiday Gift for people you always wonder what to get for them.

Here’s [...]

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Forks & Corks Returns

Forks & Corks

Posted Monday, October 23, 2017

Date: Monday, November 13
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: The Mill Lakeside Manor, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights
Parking: Self Park or Valet

Algonquin Arts Theatre presents the 2017 edition of Forks & Corks, featuring cuisine, wine, liquor and beer pairings from more than 20 fine establishments. Now under [...]

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Only 25 Tickets Left To The Dream Dinner

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Posted Monday, October 2, 2017

Every November we invite a group of the Jersey Shore’s top chefs to cook a special meal to kick off Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. This year Chef Pablo from Cross & Orange, Asbury Park, Chef James from Ohana Grill, Lavallette, Chef Will from Remington’s, Chef Paul [...]

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Culinary Classic Returns

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Posted Monday, September 18, 2017

The Culinary Classic to benefit FulFill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) returns on September 25th from 5-9pm at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights. Admission is $75.00. Live music by Brian Kirk and the Jirks.

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International Winefest in Atlantic City


Posted Monday, August 21, 2017

Aug 25-26: Snack on hors d’oeuvres and sip a selection of vintages under the stars at the International Winefest in Atlantic City. With more than 100 varieties of wine from 10 countries, including Italy, Spain and France, you’re sure to get your fill of vino. Cheers!

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Big Sea Day in Manasquan

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Posted Monday, August 7, 2017

Manasquan’s annual ocean celebration, Big Sea Day, will take over the borough’s beaches and inlet on Saturday, August 12.

This is the first year the celebration will not be hosted by the Squan Village Historical Society in over 30 years, the planning duties now falling to the [...]

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Save the Date: JSRW Returns

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Posted Monday, July 24, 2017

JSRW has been scheduled for November 3-12, 2017. Special Events planned for the week include:

The Dream Dinner. November 2, 2017. Cross & Orange. Dream Dinner Restaurants: Remington’s, Manasquan, Cross & Orange, Asbury Park, Grand Tavern, Neptune and Ohana Grill, Lavallette.
Regions of Italy: Wines, Cheeses and Pastas. [...]

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Posted Monday, July 3, 2017
Courtesy of the Asbury Park Press

Got 2 minutes?
OK, 1 minute will do.

You can have fun in lightning-quick time at FilmOneFest, the annual festival of micro-movies in Atlantic Highlands. Traditionally held on the third Saturday of July, the ninth annual FilmOneFest will take place on July 15.

You can expect to [...]

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Jersey Shore Summer Events


Posted Monday, June 19, 2017

June 24th – Kickoff to Summer Food Truck Festival in Lavallette, NJ. The event features food trucks, live music, and kids activities. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children. It will be on the Lavallette Bayfront and Philadelphia Avenue on Saturday, June 24th from [...]

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Algonquin Arts Theater Gala


Posted Monday, June 5, 2017

We are so fortunate to have the Algonquin Arts Theater in our community. Their annual Gala is planned for this Thursday, we urge you to show your support.

Algonquin Arts Theatre welcomes Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Drifters and their endless supply of mega-hits from [...]

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Silent Samaritan Luncheon Planned

The Samaritan Center

Posted Monday, May 22, 2017

The Samaritan Center, Manasquan, will help raise awareness of mental health issues at their 6th Annual Silent Samaritan Luncheon on June 6, 2017 at the Spring lake Bath & tennis Club.

Luncheon proceeds allow the Center to provide counseling services at a very low  or no cost [...]

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MYS’s Warrior Jam at Bar A


Benefit for Pediatric Cancer
May 6 – 3-7pm
Family Friendly Event

-Complimentary Dessert Bar
-Drink Specials
-Disney Princess Appearance
-Face Painting and Tattoos
-Live Music

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Bourbon, Bacon and Bluegrass

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Posted Monday, April 17, 2017

Bourbon, Bacon and Bluegrass is the newest event planned for the April Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Scheduled for April 22nd we’re partnering with Cross & Orange in Asbury Park for what is bound to be one of our most popular [...]

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Easter Dinner at Remington’s


Posted Monday, April 3, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Remington’s Shrimp Cocktail
Traditional Cocktail Sauce, Cucumber-Red Onion Salad, Fried Lemon

Crispy Calamari
Sweet Ginger Crust, Fresh Basil, Fresno Chiles, Lime Aïoli

Fried Lamb Ribs
Grilled Potato and Egg Salad, Spring Onion, Whole Grain-Beer Mustard

Beef Tartare (GF)
Shishito Peppers, Grilled Pineapple, Cucumber, Radish, [...]

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Chefs Extraordinaire

Common Ground

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017

One of the best organizations around is the Common Ground Grief Center in Manasquan. Their mission is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens and their families grieving a death can come together and share their experiences as they begin the journey through the [...]

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Bourbon, Bacon and Bluegrass

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Posted Monday, March 6, 2017

Bourbon, Bacon and Bluegrass is the newest event planned for the April Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Scheduled for April 22nd we’re partnering with Cross & Orange in Asbury Park for what is bound to be one of our most popular events. The event [...]

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Salt Creek Grille’s Annual Wine & Martini Tasting to Benefit 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.

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Posted Monday, February 13, 2017
The Salt Creek Grille’s 14th Annual Wine & Martini Tasting Fundraiser will benefit 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing services to individuals and their families affected by domestic violence.

This year Salt Creek Grille co-owner and local philanthropist Steve Bidgood’s goal is to reach [...]

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Valentine’s Day at Waypoint 622

Valentine's Weekend

Posted Monday, February 6, 2017
Dinner Specials
Regular Dining Menu Also Available

Fritto Misto
Fried calamari, shrimp & sea scallops
served with marinara, tartar & horseradish remoulade $15
Sweetheart Beet Terrine
Roasted beets layered with goat cheese, grilled fennel & arugula $12
Lobster Capellini
Garlic, roasted tomato, white wine, sautéed & tossed with
angel hair pasta & parmesan cheese $18
Rack [...]

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Charity Wine Tasting

Wine and Glasses

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017

Join us on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant from 7-10pm to benefit The Carmie Brady Foundation and the Eye Tumor Research Foundation. Taste over 500 craft beers, wines and spirits. TICKETS.

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Jersey Shore Wine Weekend Approaches


Posted Monday, January 9, 2017

The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a long, cold, snowy winter for the Jersey Shore. Here’s something you can look forward to: JSRW has announced plans for the 4th Jersey Shore Wine Weekend,  February 24-25, 2017 at The Breakers Hotel in Spring Lake. Details and tickets are [...]

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New Year’s Eve at Doolan’s Shore Club


Posted Monday, December 12, 2016

*Featuring the Sounds of the Street and DJ Mike
*5 Hour Open bar
*Passed Hors D’ouevres
*Gourmet Dinner Featuring Surf & Turf
*Viennese Table|
*Champagne Toast at Midnight
*Hats, Horns and Noisemakers

115 plus tax and gratuity
Call 732.49.3666 for reservations

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Jersey Shore Wine Weekend Planned for February

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Posted Monday, November 28, 2016

What better way to spend a winter weekend? JSRW has announced plans for the 4th Jersey Shore Wine Weekend, for February 24-25, 2017 at The Breakers Hotel in Spring Lake.

We’ve streamlined costs and are able to offer a fantastic value for this year’s event:

Grand [...]

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Michael Mondavi Family Estate Wine Dinner


Posted Monday, November 7, 2016

Please join us on November 30th for our first Wine Dinner! Our award-winning chefs have curated an exquisite dinner menu to pair with a variety of wines from the Michael Mondavi Family Estate Vineyards. Each guest will receive a cocktail greeting with an assortment of cheeses [...]

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The Great Jersey Shore Martini Contest Contestants


Posted Monday, October 17, 2016

One of our most popular events is coming up on November 13, 2016 at Doolan’s Shore Club. Come taste the Shore’s best martinis! Here are the contestants so far:
Cross & Orange
Doolan’s Shore Club
Harpoon Willy’s
Reef & Barrel
Shipwreck Grill
Waypoint 622


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Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Returns in November

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Posted Monday, October 10, 2016

Nearly 90 restaurants will participate in the November 11-20, 2016 Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. estaurants will offer three course dinners for $22.16 or $32.16  during the 10 day event. A fun filled slate of Special Events are planned for the week.

Schneider’s German Restaurant
Bradley [...]

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Culinary Classic Celebrates 25 Years

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Posted Monday, August 28, 2016

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will be hosting its 25th Annual Culinary Classic on Monday, September 26th from 5:00-9:00pm at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake. Many of the Jersey Shore’s culinary legends will present an array of delectable food and drink pairings at [...]

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Summer Party at Bar Anticipation

Summer Party

Posted Monday, August 15, 2016

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 – It’s the Annual WFAN Day at Bar A with Mike Francesa and special guest BERNIE WILLIAMS.

The event starts at Noon and runs all day!

Enjoy special musical guests the B STREET BAND playing the best of Bruce Springsteen.

Admission is free! 21 and over [...]

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JSRW Ticket Window is Open!

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Posted Monday, August 1, 2016

We have opened the ticket window for the November event. Stay tuned for more events.

Early Bird Savings -today through next Monday. Save 15% on your tickets.

WHAT: The Dream Dinner -Award winning chefs from Ama Ristorante, Sea Bright,
Daniel’s Bistro, Point Pleasant, Waypoint 622, Brielle and
Cross & Orange, [...]

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Rock the Farm

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Posted Monday, July 25, 2016

Rock the Farm is a premier music & food truck festival located in central coastal New Jersey. Family and friends from all over the country gather to hear a combination of the most talented local artists and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Musicians. All proceeds [...]

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Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival

Jazz & Blues

Posted Monday, July 18, 2016

July 23rd ~ Noon to 8pm

1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ “Bradley Park”
(across from Convention Hall & The Boardwalk)~ Map

Six truly great bands with a great headliner: Matt O’Ree!
Vendors, Crafters, Art, Kid’s activities and above all, Music!
Featuring all-day music performances, and the ocean only a block [...]

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Posted Monday, June 27, 2016

WhiskeyFest sponsored by Wine Spectator Magazine
November 1, 2016
Marriott Marquis, NYC
Grand Tasting – 6:30-9:30pm. VIP entry 5:30pm

*Taste from a selection of 350 whiskeys from around the world
*Meet the distillers and master blenders
*Attend in-depth seminars from whiskey experts at no extra charge
*Enjoy a gourmet buffet all evening long

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“Summer Wind” To Benefit Woman’s Club

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Posted Monday, May 23, 2016

Join the Women’s Club of Manasquan as they raise money to help restore their historic 88 year old clubhouse. Thursday, July 14th 7-9pm.

Sample summer wines from around the world; Cave de Lugny Macon Charmes, Ruffino Orvieto, George  Duboeuf Beaujalais – Village, Peter Zemmer Pinot Grigio, Simi [...]

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Cigar Dinner at Prime 13

Prime 13

Posted Monday, May 16, 2016

MAY 24th. Prime 13. John from Smokin’ Elite Events and Joe from PDR Cigars presents Cigar Dinner VII. Also, Nick Foster from Senor Juan’s Cigars, 905 Main Street, Belmar. 3 Cigars at the door plus, box discounts available during event. Four Course Dinner. Doors open at [...]

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Johnny Drama Returns to Bar A


Posted Monday, May 9th

SATURDAY, MAY 14 – Johnny Drama returns to Bar Anticipation for another incredible show. Enjoy $2.75 Lites all night. Dance between sets with DJ Mike Nice.

Who is Johnny Drama?
Johnny Drama isn’t only a band…they are an experience.

Electrifying. Exhilarating. Virtuosic. Breathtakingly Relentless. Undeniably Talented.Johnny Drama has been tearing down [...]

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Mother’s Day at the Jersey Shore


Posted Monday, May 2, 2016

Mom deserves more than a Fruit-of-the-Month membership. Treat her to Brandl this Mother’s Day.

With a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert, you and your family will enjoy fabulous first courses like Bacon Sous Vide, Brandl’s Famous Crab Cake or our fresh Burratta. For your main course, [...]

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Eat, Drink, Indulge: Craft Spirits


Posted Monday, March 7, 2016

So much is written about the craft beer business that the explosion of craft SPIRITS often goes unnoticed. Yet hundreds of serious entrepreneurs are creating fantastic boutique brands of vodka, gin, bourbon, rum, tequila and more. We’ve selected some of the best, including some made right [...]

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Cigar Dinner – Prime 13

Prime 13

Posted Monday, February 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 1st

John from Smokin’ Elite Events, Joe from PDR Cigars and Joe Scaffidi from Joe’s Cigars & Social Club presents Cigar Dinner VI. Four Course Dinner and Assorted Cigars from Joe’s Cigars, Raffles and Giveaways. Doors open at 6pm.

The Menu
1st. P13 House Smoked Bacon, Crispy Calamari, Soup [...]

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Chef’s Extraordinaire

Common Ground

Posted Monday, February 22, 2016

The 3rd Chef’s Extraordinaire event to benefit Common Ground Grief Center in Manasquan is scheduled for April 7 6-10pm at the Spring Lake Manor. Come enjoy outstanding cuisine prepared by Monmouth and Ocean County’s finest chefs and saver some of the leading brands of exceptional wines.

Common [...]

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NEXT WEEKEND – Jersey Shore Wine Weekend

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Posted Monday, February 15, 2016

Still time to get tickets for next weekend’s Jersey Shore Wine Weekend at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. No better way to spend a winter weekend than drinking great wine and eating wonderful food. Visit JS Wine Weekend for event [...]

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Gerard’s Charity Wine Tasting


Posted Monday, January 15, 2016

01/29/2016  7:00pm – 10:00pm
“Its hard to believe, but we’re planning our 6th year. Last year, was a HUGE success, thanks to all of you. We were able to raise a ton of money last year, but this year I hope to raise more. I recently met [...]

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Second Label Wine Tasting

Posted Monday, January 18, 2016

The concept of second wines began in Bordeaux in the 18th century as a means for producers to utilize wine that was not chosen for the Chateau’s first label.  Rather than waste this excess wine or sell it in bulk, the second label allowed winemakers to [...]

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“Judgment of Paris” Tasting


Posted Monday, January 11, 2016

Jersey Shore Wine Weekend is coming up in February and we’ve added a new wrinkle to the Grand Tasting…a Premium Wine Tasting

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the “Judgment of Paris” in which the California wines bested their counterparts from France and put Napa [...]

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The Cure for the Winter Blues

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Posted Monday, January 4, 2016

The Holidays are over and now we face the winter months ahead. But, there is something to which you can look forward, Jersey Shore Wine Weekend, February 19-20, 2016 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. This is a great weekend of [...]

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Chef’s Invitational

Chef's Invitational Blue Square

Posted Monday, December 21, 2015

The Chef’s Invitational is back to kick-off Jersey Shore Restaurant Week on Thursday, April 14, 2016. We’ve invited top Jersey Shore chef’s to come together on one night to cook their signature dish, just for you. Imagine tasting the top dishes from the top chefs, all [...]

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New Year’s at Brandl


Posted Monday, December 14, 2015

Spend News Years Eve with friends, live jazz music, wine, and an exquisite
4-course pre-fixe meal at Brandl.

Proscuitto, Speck Ham, Manchego, Honey, WholE Grain Mustard, Baby Carrots & Gerkins.
Cucumber, Feta, Red Onion, Tomato [...]

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Italian Wine Dinner – Yvonne’s


Posted Monday, December 7, 2015

Yvonne’s welcomes you to a delicious 4 course Italian dinner on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6:30pm. Call 732-775-9004 for reservations.

Asiago cheese, Fig jam and Prosciutto crostini
Pairing: Mionetto Gran Rose Prosecco, Italy

Scallop cakes with Pinot Grigio Aioli
Pairing: Liviol Felluga Pinot Grigio, Fruili Italy

House [...]

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Early Bird Extended for Jersey Shore Wine Weekend

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Posted Monday, November 30, 2015

Jersey Shore Wine Weekend is planned for February 19-20, 2016 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch. Click here for the schedule of events.

We are extending our Early Bird Discounts until 5pm on Saturday, December 5th, Theese are great Holiday Gifts.

Grand [...]

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Holiday Show at Nonno’s


Posted Monday November 23, 2015

Great food, music and dancing. Chef Nick has prepared a delicious 4 course dinner for December 10th with entertainment by Bobby Ballack. Two shows are planned for 7:00pm and 8:30pm. Bring your favorite libation and enjoy the music.

First Course
Caesar Salad – generous portion of romaine, Parmigiano [...]

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Jersey Shore Wine Weekend Announces Events

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Posted Monday, November 16, 2015

Information and tickets are available at  Early Bird discounts are available on The Grand Cru and Premier Cru packages and the Grand Tasting until November 30th. The hotel is also offering a special rate for either or both nights that includes the room, breakfast for [...]

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Jersey Shore Wine Weekend Returns

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Posted Monday, November 9, 2015

Jersey Shore Wine Weekend
February 19-20, 2016
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
Long Branch, New Jersey

Details and tickets are available at Early bird discounts are available on the Grand Cru and Premier Cru Packages and the Grand Tasting until November 30, 2015. Great and unique Holiday gift!

Friday, [...]

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“It’s A Wonderful Life” Returns

It's A Wonderful Life

Posted Monday, October 26, 2015 will once again present a complimentary showing of the Holiday movie classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:15pm at the Algonquin Arts Theater in Manasquan. The event is co-sponsored by Larson Ford, Lakewood.

Remington’s in [...]

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Forks….Corks……Do Wop


Posted Monday, October 19, 2015
Forks & Corks. A food, wine and beer tasting to benefit the
Algonquin Arts theater. Monday, November 16, 6-9pm at The
Mill. Call 732-528-9211 or visit for tickets.
What’s better than great food and the sounds of the 50′s, MoTown
and more? Come join us at Nonno’s in Bradley [...]

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Posted Monday, October 10, 2015

What better way to spend a crisp, Autumn night than at the Jersey Shore’s newest brewery. Learn how they craft their brews, taste a flight, then enjoy your favorites in pints. And beer and food are better together so we’re bringing in Lake Como’s newest addition; [...]

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JSRW Events Close to Sell-Out

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Posted Monday, October 5, 2015

With still over a month to go before Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, two events are nearing a sell-out with 2/3 of the tickets already gone. The Dream Dinner at Shipwreck Point in Point Pleasant and Wines, Cheeses and Pastas of Italy at Undici in Rumson are [...]

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The Prisoner Wine Dinner – Salt Creek Grille

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Posted Monday, September 21, 2015

Salt Creek Grille Presents Two Spectacular Prisoner Winery Dinners
Wednesday, October 7, and Thursday, October 8, at 7 p.m.
Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson, NJ

Due to heightened popularity Salt Creek Grille is pleased to announce two, back-to-back, wine dinners with the prestigious, award-winning California wines [...]

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Jersey Shore Restaurant Week – The Ticket Window is Open


Posted Monday, September 7, 2015

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has finalized its events for the November 6-15, 2015 Restaurant Week.

“Great Dishes from Great Restaurants”
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Shipwreck Point, Point Pleasant Beach
Enjoy a four course dinner paired with wines, overlooking the Manasquan Inlet.
For details visit TICKETS

“The Great Jersey Shore Martini Contest:
Sunday, [...]

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WFAN and Southside Johnny at Bar A

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Posted Monday, August 24, 2015

Friday, August 28th

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & The Asbury Jukes return as the musical performers at this year’s Bar A Summer Bash with WFAN Sports Radio.

The huge event starts at Noon with WFAN’s Mike Francesa broadcasting live from Bar A’s Grotto Beach.

Admission is FREE all day for this [...]

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“Great Dishes From Great Chefs”


Posted Monday, August 17, 2015

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has announced  “Great Dishes from Great Chefs” as the Kick-Off for RW in November. The dinner will be hosted by Shipwreck Point in Point Pleasant and will feature a welcome cocktail by Cross & Orange, Asbury Park and courses by Shipwreck Point, [...]

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Shore Crab Cake Cook-Off


Posted Monday, August 10, 2015

Does anything scream summer at the Jersey Shore more than fresh seafood?

Come celebrate the best the ocean has to offer at our annual two-day Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off.  August 15-16, 2015 at Monmouth Park. Dine on everything from chowder, to lobster rolls, to some of [...]

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Pharoah Phan Phestival


Posted Monday, July 27, 2015

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah is Running in the William Hill Haskell!  And we’re throwing a three-day party to celebrate!  Join us Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2 for the Pharoah Phan Phestival, celebrating the 1st Triple Crown Winner in 37 years.

“Phestivities” for the biggest [...]

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Monmouth County Fair


Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015

Welcome to the Monmouth County Fair!

     Presented by the Monmouth County Park System
in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association

East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ  

Ride Wristbands Available Online
Good for any one wristband day. Wristband days are Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday.
Visit our [...]

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TASTE Awards – Tomorrow


Posted Monday, June 22, 2015

Shore 2015 TASTE Awards winners will be announced at a Cocktail Party on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights. The event will benefit the Common Ground Grief Center ( Enjoy an open bar and food stations beside the beautiful [...]

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Father’s Day Pig Roast and BBQ

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Posted Monday, June 15, 2015

Now this looks like fun. Oceanfront pig roast and BBQ at Firefly Oceanfront in Point Pleasant.

Off the Grill
Spit-Roasted Whole Pig
Littleneck Clams
Barbecued Chicken
Hot Dogs (with or without Kraut)
Hamburgers (with or without cheese)
Sides & Salads
Corn on the Cob
Baked Beans
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Fresh Fruit Platter & Assorted Cookies
$30 per person [...]

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Come See the TASTE Award Winners Crowned


Posted Monday, June 8, 2015

Tickets are selling briskly, don’t miss your opportunity to see the winners crowned.

Shore 2015 TASTE Awards winners will be announced at a Cocktail Party planned for Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights. The event will benefit the Common Ground Grief [...]

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TASTE Awards Gala Dinner


Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Come join the fun as the winners of the 2015 TASTE Awards are announced. Enjoy a 4 course dinner paired with wines beside the beautiful lake. Live music. Click here for TICKETS.

When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Where: The Mill, Spring Lake Heights
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

To Benefit Common [...]

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Private Party Venues


Posted Monday, April 27, 2015

This is a post from last year which we have updated. One of our most frequently asked questions; where to have a baby shower, wedding shower, small family party, anniversary? Here’s some great choices.

Buona Sera, Red Bank. Lots of private rooms at the Red Bank [...]

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Jersey Shore Restaurant Storms Out of the Gate

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Posted Monday, April 20, 2015

It was a tough winter and people have been dying to get out. Early reports indicate that Jersey Shore Restaurant Week was just the vehicle to do that. Diners have been experiencing long waits even with reservations. Here are participating restaurants and their RW menus. [...]

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Bar Anticipation Beer & Wine Dinner

Bar A

Posted Monday, March 30, 2015

The Mahogany Dining Room
Thursday April 16, 2015 6:00pm

Pan Seared Sea Scallops,
Sun Dried Tomato Risotto, Pinot Noir Reduction & Basil Oil
Otter Creek Fresh Slice   /    90+ Lot 88 Chardonnay

Grilled Pear, Spiced Pecans, Crispy Pancetta, Goat Cheese, Kale & Baby Arugula,
Extra [...]

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Beer on the Boards Returns

Beers on thge Boards

Posted Monday, March 16, 2015

BEERS on the BOARDS IV is set for Saturday March 28, 2015.

Online ticket sales will be possible through March 27th at 10PM. Tickets are $55 each and will be $65 at the door if available.

We cannot wait to get back to MARTELL’S for what has become a very [...]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Shipwreck Grill


Posted Monday, March 9, 2015

Shipwreck Grill will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a four course food & beer pairing menu.  The dinner starts promptly at 6:15PM and the price is $70 per person.  If you are interested in going please call the restaurant and talk to Maura or Chris [...]

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The Chefs Invitational

Hello Everyone!
We are proud to introduce our new Video…Have a look at the world of Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties & Catering! 
Grazie! Ciao! Ciao!

Posted Monday, March 2, 2015

We’ve invited 20 of the best chefs at the Jersey Shore to cook their signature dish all under one roof….all on one night. It’s like going to a restaurant with 20 great chefs. There will be a complimentary wine bar, a dessert station and great [...]

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Chef’s Extraordinaire

Common Ground

Posted Monday, February 16, 2015

A Culinary & Wine Tasting to benefit Common Ground Grief Center in Manasquan
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Spring Lake Manor
415 Route 71 Spring Lake Heights, NJ

We had the pleasure of a tour of the Common Ground facility this week and the work they do is truly extraordinary. [...]

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Mahogany Room Wine Dinner


Posted Monday, January 26, 2015

The Mahogany Room at Bar Anticipation is one of the best kept secrets at the Jersey Shore. Bar A, known as the Shore’s premier night club also has a great restaurant and is hosting a wine dinner on February 12, 2015 with 5 courses paired with [...]

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Craft Beer Dinner at Crab’s Claw Inn

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Posted Monday, January 19, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crab’s Claw
601 Grand Ave.
Lavellette, NJ

5 course dinner paired with Kane beers. $65.00 includes tax and gratuity. Reservations required.

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Gerard’s 5th Annual Charity Tasting


Posted Monday, January 12, 2015

Gerards Wine and Spirits is hosting their 5th Annual Charity Wine Tasting to benefit the Carmie Brady Foundation. As always this event will be the premier wine/food/beer/spirits event of the year. We will have over 1000 different products to sample, tons of food, and [...]

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Cigar Dinner at Prime 13

Prime 13

Posted Monday, January 5, 2015

Cigar Dinner at Prime 13 Steakhouse.  January 12, 2015. Gerard Tortora, John Umina and Joe from PDR Cigars present a night of great cigars and a four course dinner at The Jersey Shore’s Premier Steakhouse. Visit Prime 13 on Facebook for details or contact Gerard at [...]

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New Year’s Eve at Firefly Oceanside and Buona Sera

Firefly Oceanside 2

Posted Monday, December 29, 2014

Please see previous posts for other New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Firefly Oceanside
Point Pleasant Beach

Wild mushroom and ricotta-stuffed profiterole, truffle/caramel drizzle
Duck and brie taquitos, sriracha/raspberry sauce
Roasted tomato Caprese, Balsamic glaze, candied garlic
Prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, red pepper jam, arugula puree
Clams Casino:  roasted vegetables, house-cured bacon, shrimp
Caesar:  Romaine lettuce, [...]

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Christmas Eve Dinner


Posted Monday, December 22, 2015

As a child, one of my families few extravagances was to eat out on Christmas Eve. After dinner we would drive around and look at the lights, particularly at Mueller’s in Sea Girt, and then head home to find that Santa had been there. I suspect [...]

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Riverhorse Brewery Luncheon/Event Reminders

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Harpoon Willy’s. Sunday, December 21st.  2pm.  Riverhorse Brewery 6 course
food & beer pairing. $50pp. Seating limited. Gourmet football tailgating while watching NFL games.

New Years Eve Harpoon Willy’s is offering our Ala Carte Menu with Chef Specials.
Live Music 9pm to 1am with The Paul Marino Band.
Complementary Champagne Toast & Nibbles at Midnight.


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More Christmas and New Year’s Plans


Posted Monday, December 8, 2014

Nonno’s Ristorante, Bradley Beach will be serving the Feast of the Seven Fishes, which is part of the traditional Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration!

The menu includes:

Fried Eel
Fried Anchovies
Shrimp – sauteed with garlic, butter and olive oil
Scungili – with lemon vinaigrette
Bacala – with tomato sauce
Mussel [...]

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Ticket Window is Open for Jersey Shore Wine Weekend

Wine Weekend Logo

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014

The third Jersey Shore Wine Weekend is scheduled for February 27-28, 2015 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. Tickets are on sale now at Enjoy Early Bird pricing until December 9th.

We’ve added some great new events and reduced the pricing to make it accessible [...]

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December Events at Doolan’s Shore Club

Bobby Byrne

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014

Thursday, December 11. Christmastime in Ireland. The Tony Kenny Show
Friday, December 19th. Sounds of the Street-Do Wop
Sunday, December 21st. Bobby Byrne Christmas Show
Wednesday, December 31st. New Year’s Eve Celebration

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“Forks and Corks”


Posted Monday, November 10, 2014

Reserve your tickets for FORKS & CORKS, A Food, Wine and Beer Tasting, at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, on Monday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 pm. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to sample artful dishes from area restaurants as you sip a delightful [...]

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Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Returns Friday


Posted Monday, November 3, 2014

We have a record number 86 restaurants participating this week, so there are plenty of choices. See the menus on line and make your reservations early.

Thursday night kicks off the week with the Big band Bash at The Breakers in Spring Lake, a throwback to the [...]

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Halloween Parties!


Posted Monday, October 27, 2014

Harpoon Willy’s Costume Party
Thursday, October 30th.
Prizes for best costumes
Music by Turnpike Mike

Fratello’s, Sea Girt
Friday October 31st
Party begins at 7:30pm. Live music by “Who Are You Guys”
from 7:30pm-11:00pm
Dress Up! There’s going to be plenty of prizes for
Best Costume, Most Original, Best [...]

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Upcoming Dinners and Events at David Burke Fromagerie

David Burke

Posted Monday, October 20, 2014

David Burke Fromagerie, Rumson


Friday, October 24, 7 PM
$135 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
This month, we bring you a 4-course meal and wine pairing from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Saint Helena, California. Vineyard proprietor Todd Anderson will be representing the family-owned business [...]

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7th Annual Chili Cook-Off


Posted Monday, October 13, 2014

Brielle Recreation is hosting the 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday October 19th from 11:30-4:00pm in Brielle Park. 20 participants including 5 restaurants are expected to compete in three categories; original, vegetarian and restaurant. Kid’s games, music and lemonade. Monday, October 13th is the deadline for [...]

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Rhythm and Chowder Fest


October 18th. Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach
10 of the Area’s Best Chowders and other delicious foods
Live music ~ Beer Garden ~ Crafts

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Oktoberfest at the Jersey Shore: Schneider’s in Avon


Posted Monday, September 22, 2014

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world [...]

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Glenmorangie Scotch Dinner – David Burke Fromagerie

Fromagerie Scotch

Posted Monday, September 15, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, September 24th for a 4-course pairing dinner featuring Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whiskey! Each of our dishes have been specifically created for perfect pairings with Glenmorangie scotches. This will certainly be a night to remember! $125 per person (exclusive of tax & [...]

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An Evening with Villanova’s Coach Rollie Massimino


Posted Monday, September 8, 2014

Tuesday, September 23rd. 6-9pm
South Wall Banquet Hall
2605 Atlantic Ave. Wall

Hosted by: Beach House Cigars

Spend an evening with 1985 NCAA Championship and 2013 Collegiate Hall of Fame coach Rollie Massimino. Celebrate the launch of Perfection, a collaborative cigar project benefiting Each One Counts, a pediatric hospice in [...]

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Endless Summer Beach Party

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Posted Monday, September 1, 2014

Hundreds enjoyed this event last year and now it’s back.

Chef Mike’s ABG, Saeside Park
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2-6pm. Rain date: September 28th

Tickets: Adults: $50, $60 at the door
Children: $25, $35 at the door.

Food provided by the best chef;s at the Jersey Shore
Beer and wine from local [...]

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Late Summer, Early Fall Events


Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

BBQ & Craft Beer Festival: Monmouth Park
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sponsored by The Star-Ledger.

It’s delicious. It’s juicy. It’s messy.

Don’t miss our celebration of everything barbeque at our annual BBQ & Craft Beer Festival. Ribs, pulled pork, brisket – it’s all back and better than ever, served [...]

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Brewery Ommegang Dinner and Lyeth Wine Blending Event

Fromagerie SF

Posted Monday, August 11, 2014

DAVID BURKE FROMAGERIE, Rumson, 732.842.8088
Brewery Ommegang Dinner

Join us on Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 PM for a one-of-a-kind dinner with Brewery Ommegang! Each of our four-courses have been specifically created for Ommegang beers. Reserve your seat today!
$95 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
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Jersey Shore Wine Weekend Set for February

Wine and Glasses

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

Jersey Shore Wine Weekend has finalized the dates and venue for its 2015 event. Wine Weekend is scheduled for February 27-28, 2015 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. Last year’s event was a sell-out and this year’s promises to be even better.

The Weekend will begin [...]

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Cigar Dinner at Prime 13

Cigar Dinner

Posted Monday, July 21, 2014

Join Us for Dinner and Cigars
Tuesday, July 29th, 7pm
Gerard’s Prime 13 Steakhouse
710 Arnold Ave. Point Pleasant Beach
With Tony and Frankie, hosted by John Umina.

Four Course Dinner includes
Choice of Tuna Poke Taco, House Smoked Bacon or Calamari.
P13 House Chopped Salad
Choice of “Tomahawk Long Bone Rib-Eye for Two, [...]

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Jersey Shore Greek Festival

Greek Flag

Posted Monday, June 14, 2014

Be Greek for a day at the Jersey Shore Greek Festival on the grounds of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, NJ. Traditional Greek food, music, dancing, culture and hospitality will be overflowing during this spectacular family event!

From rotisserie lamb, to moussaka, to Greek-burgers, gyro [...]

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“Summer Whites” Walk Around Wine Tasting


Posted Monday, June 16, 2014

Don’t Miss This Great Event!

3rd Annual “Summer Whites” Walk Around Wine Tasting
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 – 6-9pm

$50pp in advance or $55 at the door
Call 732-449-1800 for reservations

Featuring light summer white wines, passed tapas, fresh shellfish bar of shrimp, oysters and clams, international cheeses, fruit display, homemade [...]

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Altamura Wine Dinner at Buona Sera

Buona Sera Wine Cellar

Posted Monday, June 2, 2014

Buona Sera, Red Bank, is hosting a 5 course dinner paired with 5 Altamura wines on Wednesday, June 25th at 7pm. Cost is $150 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 732-530-5858.

The dinner will be held in their wine cellar which we have enjoyed and is [...]

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Nicholas… Firefly… Ocean Place Events

Summer Walk Around


Restaurant Nicholas
160 Route 35 South, Red Bank, NJ
Thursday, June 5th – 7pm-9pm – $75pp

We are kicking off summer with a tasting that features 15 wines perfect for sipping by the pool, back yard or beach club. Nicholas chose these wines with [...]

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“Summer Whites” at The Mill


Posted Monday, May 19, 2014

3rd Annual “Summer Whites” Walk Around Wine Tasting
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 – 6-9pm
$50pp in advance or $55 at the door
Call 732-449-1800 for reservations

Featuring light summer white wines, passed tapas, fresh shellfish bar of shrimp, oysters and clams, international cheeses, fruit display, homemade seasonal desserts and more.

Served [...]

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Put a Pork in It

Credit Jason Varney

Posted Monday, May 12, 2014

May 24: South Jerseyans tend to call it pork roll, North Jerseyans say Taylor ham. Both have a valid claim. John Taylor of Trenton first made Taylor ham 158 years ago, but after the 1906 federal truth-in-labeling law, he renamed it Taylor pork roll because it [...]

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Book Launch Tonight

Monmouth Book

Posted Monday, May 5, 2014


The Entrepreuerial Class at Monmouth University is publishing a book, “eNJoy: A Taste of New Jersey” featuring recipes from top NJ restaurants and wineries. The book will be launched at a  Chef’s Night Launch Party!

May 5, 2014 5:30PM – 8:30 PM
Branches [...]

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Cheese Cave Tasting at Ama

Ama Chef

Posted Monday, April 28, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Ama Ristorante, Sea Bright
Cheese Cave Tasting $35++ 6-7:30
Ama Ristorante Prix Fixe Menu $75 ++ to follow. Price includes tasting and dinner.
More details: Tasting

Reservations required 732.530.9760.

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