What's Going On

New Restaurants in the Pipeline


Posted Monday, October 8, 2018

Residents in Southern Monmouth County are eagerly awaiting the opening of new restaurants in Brielle and Manasquan.

Gerard’s Prime 13, Brielle. (previously Brielle Ale House). Gerard brings his popular steakhouse over the bridge. Wood fired steaks, chops and seafood. Planned opening, October 2018.

Waterman’s Tavern, Brielle (previously Simko’s) [...]

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Can New Jersey Bread Taste As Good as New York’s? Baker Joe Leone Says Yes!

Joe Leone's Bread

Posted Monday, July 9, 2018

People raised in New York say the state’s water is the key to truly great pizza, bagels and bread.

But what if that New York water was made in New Jersey?

New York WaterMaker, a Garden State-based company, can replicate water from anywhere in the world. And here [...]

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The Changing Restaurant Scene

Rella's Patio

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018

I can’t remember a time when so many restaurants changed hands in such a short period of time. Here is a partial list of what has been going on:
709 Point Pleasant is now B2 Bistro
Ama Ristorante in Sea Bright is now Drifthouse by David Burke
Kim Marie’s [...]

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A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain: Chef, Writer and Searing Personality

Hey New York: Meet Anthony Bourdain + Eric Ripert at Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018

Bourdain, who took his own life at 61, was a beloved chef, author and travel host who embraced the unique and hidden parts of the culinary world, and invited viewers to do the same.

By Eric Levin for NJ Monthly | June 8, 2018
Photo courtesy of Getty [...]

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Wildwood BeerFest


Posted Monday, May 28, 2018

The Wildwood Beer Fest is a beer tasting event to celebrate the art of locally brewed craft beer. Located in Fox Park, between E. Burk and E. Montgomery Aves in Wildwood, NJ – this festival, now in its 4th year, will be equally exciting for the [...]

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Asbury Restaurant Tour

Asbury Tour

Posted Monday, April 23, 2018

Tickets on sale now!
EVENT DATE: SUNDAY April 29, 2018
Free Tour Transportation All Over Town

Asbury Park once again showcases our culinary scene with the 7th Annual Restaurant Tour scheduled for Sunday, April 29th. The event, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, features small “bites”, sampling and [...]

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Bar A’s VIP Birthday Club


Posted Monday, March 12, 2018

Bar Anticipation wants to host your birthday party. Check out our amazing Birthday Club Package.
You and your friends will enjoy:
Complimentary Bottle of Champagne
$2.00 Drinks,$2.00 Drafts, and $2.00 Wine for an entire hour, plus
Complimentary Appetizer Platter,
Free Admission for everyone on your guest list (until 9 pm), and
Complimentary [...]

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Morristown’s Big Brewfest Returns


Posted Monday, February 26, 2018

By Deborah Smith for Jersey Bites

It’s back and better than ever: the Big Brew Fest at the Morristown Armory! Get your tickets before Saturday, February 24, to lock in early-bird pricing on General Admission and save an additional $25, [...]

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Oyster Rebound: The Revival of a Jersey Crop


Posted Monday, December 18, 2017
From NJ Monthly

Thirty yards behind Matt Gregg’s idling boat, a diamondback terrapin breaks the calm surface of Barnegat Bay and pokes its snout into the air.

“He wouldn’t have a reason to be here if not for the oyster beds,” Gregg observes. “He’s here to eat. That’s [...]

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Friday Steak Night at Reef and Barrel

Reef & Barrel

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017

House smoked bacon slab
Small wedge salad with smoked bacon, red onion, house made blue cheese dressing
Choice of weekly steak
NY Cheesecake


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JSRW Special Event Ticket Update

JSRW Generic Logo

Posted Monday, October 23, 2017

We are just a few weeks away from the start of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and we are approaching a sell-out for all of our events. Here’s the current ticket status:
Dream Dinner - 11 tickets left. Ticket sales end on October 30th.
Regions of Italy [...]

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Lobster Night Returns to Waypoint 622


Posted Monday, October 2, 2017

Lobster Night will return Thursday 10/5.
The special includes:

1 1/2 lb. Hard Shell Lobster
Served with clams, lemon, melted butter, potato & seasonal vegetable
Steamed or broiled $29.99
Stuffed with crabmeat $39.99
Includes intermezzo & choice of our homemade chocolate chip bread pudding or ice cream

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Feast of San Gennaro – Belmar

San Gennaro

Posted Monday, August 21, 2017

You don’t have to be of Italian descent to enjoy the Feast of San Gennaro at the Jersey Shore. This year’s two-day cultural and culinary celebration takes place September 16 and 17, 2017, along Main Street in downtown Belmar, New Jersey (between 10th and 13th Avenues).

Participating [...]

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Golf Outing at Metedeconk National Golf Club

Golf Outing

Posted Monday, August 7, 2017

September 19, 2017 is the date for the first annual Spring Lake Community House Golf Outing at Metedeconk National Golf Club.


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Top of the Reef

Reef Rooftop

Posted Monday, July 24, 2017

One of our favorite places after the beach is the upstairs, outside bar at Reef & Barrel in Manasquan. Great beer selection, fresh squeezed juices for drinks, $2 shots when the train goes by, Frose! and great apps.

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Ebby’s Summer Promotions


Posted Monday, July 3, 2017

Open For Lunch Everyday Starting Friday July 1st
$5.00 Lunch Specials from 12 noon – 2pm

Seven Days A Week  2pm – 6pm
Happy Hour Food $5.00
Sliders (2)  Choose From Beef, Meatball or Pulled Pork
Tacos (2) Choose From Beef or Chicken
Crispy Mozzarella
Fried Calamari
Clams Ebby’s
French [...]

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Summer Lunch Menu at Scarborough Fair

scarborough fair 2

Posted Monday, June 19, 2017

Soup of the day
House Salad
mixed field greens, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, seasoned croutons
spinach, feta cheese, herbs, baked in phyllo pastry, small Greek salad
Chilled Jumbo U-10 Wild Shrimp Cocktail
zesty cocktail relish, horseradish cream
Seared Peppered Tuna
rare, diced red onion & radish, cilantro leaves, sliced avocado, ginger-soy sauce
Crispy Calamari
Thai sweet [...]

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Avon Pavilion Offers “It’s Locals Time”

Avon Pavillion

Posted Monday, May 22, 2017

Avon Pavilion is offering locals 20% off Lunch and Dinner entrees Monday-Wednesdays except May 31st and holidays. Must use Coast Star coupon.

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31st Annual Belmar Seafood Festival

Seafood Festival 2017

Posted Monday, May 1, 2017

May 19-21, 2017
Silver Lake Park (5th & Ocean) Belmar
4-8pm Friday
11-8pm Saturday
11-6pm Sunday

*Seafood and Specialty Foods
*Wine & Beer Garden
*Children’s Activities
*Live Music – Holme on Saturday, VooDudes on Sunday

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Dinner in NYC


Posted Monday, April 3, 2017

We love going to NYC and trying new restaurants, especially when we can find a great place that doesn’t cost a month’s salary. Often we’ll go on the HotelTonight app and find an amazing last minute deal on lodging.

Here’s three places worth the trip:
Primola. Upper East [...]

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Prime 13 Wine Dinner by Traveling Vineyard

Prime 13

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017

Wine Tasting Dinner, sponsored by Traveling Vineyard with Nancy Kane (Wine Guide) and Mike Kelly at Prime 13 on Sunday, March 26th, 1pm. 5 course wine pairing dinner.
The Menu:
Pan Seared Scallop. roasted cauliflower, spinach, toasted pine nuts and garlic risotto.
Pan Roasted Codfish, New England clam chowder [...]

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Kelly Fleming Wine Dinner at Remington’s

Kelly Fleming

Posted Monday, March 6, 2017

Remington’s, Manasquan is hosting a Kelly Fleming Wine Dinner on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Call 732.292.1300 for reservations.

“Employing a diverse skill set acquired over many years of serving as a valued partner, a devoted mother and supportive community member, Kelly Fleming set out on a path [...]

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The Best Private Rooms

Salt Creek Rear

Posted Monday, February 6, 2017

We are often asked where to have a private event. While virtually any restaurant can accommodate you during non-restaurant hours, these have actual private rooms where you can be by yourself.

709. Upstairs, outside deck, bar and fireplace.
Bar Anticipation. Fundraisers, showers, private dinners.
Ama Ristorante. [...]

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Hello Fresh

hello fresh

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017

Our good friend Amber sent us a week of Hello Fresh food….and we’re hooked. This is one of a group of companies providing fresh meals sent to your door to be prepared in minutes by you. With Hello Fresh, you select a meal plan [...]

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Circus Drive-In for Sale


Posted Monday, January 9, 2017

First it was the great haute cuisine French restaurants in NYC, now it’s the Circus Drive-In in Wall (: that will be closing for good unless a buyer is found. Since 1954 the Circus Drive-In has offered curbside service and lots of memories for those of [...]

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Creative Cocktails at Amendment 21


Posted Monday, November 28, 2016

30 beers on tap, creative cocktails and fantastic apps and comfort food has made Amendment 21 in Point Pleasant a huge success. Just try getting a seat on the weekends. Here’s a list of their wonderful artisan cocktails:

French 75
Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin, lemon juice, syrup, and [...]

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Seasonal Liquor Licenses May Be Extended


Posted Monday, November 14, 2016

A bill to extend seasonal liquor licenses has been approved in committee and now will go to the Assembly floor for a vote. Currently seasonal licenses are in effect from May-November. The bill will extend the season by two months and start on March 1st. After [...]

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Whole Foods Holiday Menu

Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted Monday, November 7, 2016

Whole Foods has just published their Holiday Menu Catalog and it is amazing. If you so choose, you won’t have to lift a finger during these holidays. There’s appetizers like fruit or cheese platters, chips and dips, stuffed mushrooms and mini lamb meatballs. You’ll find [...]

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SAVE THE DATE – “It’s A Wonderful Life”

It's A Wonderful Life

Posted Monday October 17, 2016

Save the date for our exclusive showing of the Holiday Classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed at the Algonquin Theater, Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The movie will be preceded by a movie themed dinner at Remington’s in Manasquan. Details and ticket [...]

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New Restaurants!


Posted Monday, October 10, 2016

The Elbow Room opened in Bradley Beach this week in the space previously occupied by Portuguese Shamrock and the Draughting Table before that. Brought to you by the folks who run Bar + Kitchen in Deal. Expect great drinks, wonderful comfort food and a welcoming staff.

Soon [...]

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Half Moon Point Update

Half Moon

Posted Monday, June 27, 2016

The eagerly awaited opening of the new Half Moon Point restaurant in Point Pleasant, from the owners of Harpoon Willy’s is drawing closer. Construction is well under way and expected to be completed by August. There will be two bars, one downstairs and one upstairs. On [...]

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709 Posts Entertainment Schedule


Posted Monday, June 6, 2016

Saturday, June 18 – Classic Flashback Band – Classic Rock
Friday, June 24th – Paul Gargiulo – Gritty Soulful Blues
Friday – July 1st – Mr. Lucky Band – Classic Blues
Friday, July 8th – Paul Gargiulo – Gritty Soulful Blues
Saturday, July 16th – Xol Azul – Latin Salsa [...]

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Point Pleasant Jazz & Blues Fest


Posted Monday, May 30, 2016

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s (JSJBF) Summer Series of Festivals, voted “Favorite Music Festival” this year in the JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards, kicks off with the Point Pleasant Borough Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 12 -8 p.m. at Riverfront [...]

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Rella’s Outside!

Rella's Patio

Posted Monday, May 23, 2016

Rella’s Italian Tavern, Brielle is completing work on its outdoor patio. Shortly, you’ll be able to dine under the stars! Enjoy a wood fired pizza or their Sunday macaroni served with rigatoni pasta joined by meatball, braciole, Italian sausage & pork spare rib or their fantastic [...]

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“Let Them Eat Cake…Er… Bread”


Posted Monday, May 2, 2016

There are few foods as satisfying as good homemade bread. Joe Leone’s is so good they sell their bread to other people. Jimmy’s Cucina in Brielle, as an example, makes all his subs with Joe Leone’s bread…and they are the best around.

Each month Joe Leone’s posts [...]

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Tonight at the Jersey Shore


Posted Monday, April 11, 2016

1/2 Price Pasta at Yvonne’s
All Day Happy Hour at Danny’s
1/2 Price Wine at Buona Sera
2 for 1 Bar Pies at Rella’s
2 for 1 Burgers at The Irish Rail
1/2 Price Wine at Salt Creek Grille
Fresh Catch at Fish Urban Dining
Prix Fixe at Cibo e Vino
2 [...]

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Great New Deals from Great Restaurants


Posted Monday, March 7, 2016

Sip & Savor Thursdays at Bar Anticipation – Full menu 1/2 off.
St. Patrick’s Day at Doolan’s Shore Club. Open at 4pm. Music by Mike Byrne
709 – 1/2 price wine on Mondays, 1/2 price sushi on Tuesdays
Fresh Catch for two at Brandl. Every Friday. $39
Scarborough Fair. 3 [...]

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The Jersey Shore Cookbook – Launch Party

Jersey Shore Cookbook

Posted Monday, February 15, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 6-8pm. Meet author Deb Smith
Sponsored by Contributor Ama Ristorante

In Ama’s private dining room with ocean views & cozy wood burning fireplace. Tickets $50 per guest price includes cookbook. $75 per couple includes one book.

Gratuity included Tax is additional. Limited Seating. One drink included – boutique red or white [...]

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Super Bowl Catering


Posted Monday, February 1, 2016

Our catering menu was made to fulfill all of your needs for any occasion. From out appetizer platters of cheese, vegetables and seafood to our hot trays that can serve anywhere from 12 to 35 people, let Waypoint 622 provide your household with platters of delicious [...]

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Wine Night Out – Yvonne’s


Posted Monday January 25, 2015

Wednesday February the 11th $20 dollars Per Person  Surprise Offering for participants.   Come try four excellent Italian wines and light appetizers, in a casual setting.  A fun night out with friends or a chance to make new ones.

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Save the Date – Bar Anticipation

Bar A

Posted Monday, January 11, 2016

Saturday, February 6
Annual MARDI GRAS Party – with ALMOST EASY. Tons of Beads, Boas, Masks, and More!

Tuesday, February 9
Huge Annual FAT TUESDAY Party Beat The Clock with GARDEN STATE RADIO – Drafts Start at 50 cents at 8 pm and increase 25 cents every hour [...]

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Sunday Brunch at The Mill


Posted Monday, January 4, 2015

Sundays are made for leisurely bunches and there is no better setting than The Mill in Spring Lake Heights. Grab a booth, look out upon the lake and enjoy a delicious brunch. They fill up quickly, so be sure to get a reservation.

Custom Omelet Station
Smoked Salmon
Homemade [...]

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Christmas Eve at The Mill

the mill

Posted Monday, December 21, 2015

Growing up, Christmas Eve at The Mill was a special treat and one we looked forward to every year. I can still remember being allowed to order the Prime Rib. Today, the Mill is gloriously decorated for the Holidays with wonderful views of the lake…..and they [...]

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Watch the Chef – Open Kitchens


Posted Monday, December 14, 2015

As an amateur chef, I find it fun to watch the chef and his/her staff prepare meals. Sometimes, like at Waypoint 622, the chef will even take you into the kitchen and cook your meal right in front of you.

Here’s some places you can watch the [...]

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December at Doolan’s Shore Club

Bobby Byrne

Posted Monday, November 30, 2015

Andy Cooney’s Classic Irish Christmas
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Starting at 8pm

Gerard Esposito & his Jazz Trio
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Starting at 8pm
A Sinatra Centennial Tribute Celebration

Bobby Byrne’s Annual Christmas Show
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Starting at 2pm

New Year’s Eve Doo Wop Party featuring
The Sounds of the Street
Thursday, December 31, 2015
8:00 [...]

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Yvonne’s Debuts on ShoreFoodie.com


Posted Monday, November 23, 2015

ShoreFoodie.com welcomes Yvonne’s in Neptune. Here’s a sampling of their menu.

Eggplant Rollatini. Homemade lightly breaded eggplant stuffed with fresh ricotta, mozzarella & romano cheese, secret herbs & spices, topped with mozzarella & house sauce, then baked.
Portuguese Clams & Mussels. Clams, mussels, sauteed peppers & onions, chorizo [...]

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Carton Beer Dinner at Salt Creek Grille

salt creek

Posted Monday, November 16, 2015

Chef’s Assorted Hors d’Oeurves
Boat Beer – Session Ale

Pulled Pork Belly Carnitas Tomatillo Salsa
Red Rye Returning (Rye Ale)

Pumpkin Ravioli Toasted Hazelnut Sauce

Half Roasted Duck, Glace De Canard
Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, and Asparagus
BDG [...]

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Ma Bailey’s Pre-Theater Dinner at Remington’s

It's A Wonderful Life

Posted Monday, November 9, 2015

On Monday, December 14, 2015, ShoreFoodie.com will present a free showing of the Holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Algonquin Theater in Manasquan. The event is co-sponsored by Larson Ford, Lakewood. A cappella group Rhythm and Rhyme from Freehold will sing carols before the [...]

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Daniel’s Bistro Unveils New Menu


Posted Monday, November 2, 2015

Daniel’s Bistro in Point Pleasant and Daniel’s Bistro By the Sea in Avon have unveiled their new Fall menu. In other news Teah Evans, pastry chef winner on TV’s “Chopped” has joined the staff at Daniel’s Bistro.

Here’s some delicious highlights;
Ahi Tuna Tower
Sushi grade tuna, avocado, [...]

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1/2 Price Wine


Posted Monday, October 26, 2015

Everyone seems to love wine these days and when it’s 1/2 price, it’s even better. Here’s some places that offer 1/2 price wines either by the glass or bottle or both.

Monday -
709, Point Beach. 1/2 price by the bottle or glass. All day.
Buona Sera, Red Bank. [...]

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The Best Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted Monday, October 19, 2015

Being a veteran of many a Thanksgiving Dinner, I have learned over the years how to make the perfect dinner and save some time.

It all starts with the turkey. We’ve tried a lot of different ones and here’s this year’s choice; a fresh Bell & Evans [...]

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What’s Going On?


Posted Monday, September 28, 2015

Schneider’s, Avon
It’s Oktoberfest! No better place to spend it than the Jersey Shore’s favorite German restaurant.
Simko’s, Brielle
Offering 25% off their new sushi bar until October 15th.
Waypoint 622, Brielle
New Happy Hour with food and drink specials
La Terrazza Cucina Rustica, Belmar
Take-out specials
Large pizza and [...]

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Brisk Ticket Sales for JSRW Events


Posted Monday, September 21, 2015

Ticket sales have been brisk for November Jersey Shore Restaurant Week events, with some over half sold out all ready. Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy these great events, get your tickets early!

“Great Dishes from Great Restaurants”
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Shipwreck Point, Point Pleasant Beach
Enjoy a four [...]

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A Night Out for Autism


Autism Family Services of New Jersey Presents
A Night Out for Autism
Friday, September 11, 2015
The Mill, Spring Lake Heights
6-7pm Jersey Shore Chef’s Culinary Experience
7-11pm. – Dinner & Dancing
The Billy Lawlor Band
Silent Auction

Tickets: Contact: Dana Leopardi, Event Coordinator 609-392-4900 x119  l  dleopardi@familyresourcenetwork.org

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Have You Tried…Part III


Posted Monday, August 31, 2015

Here are some more great dishes we’ve tried at the jersey Shore.

709, Point Pleasant. Clams & Chorizo. Middle Neck Clams, Diced Spanish Chorizo,, Roasted Tomatoes & Fresh  Garlic tossed in a White Wine Butter Sauce, Served w/ Herb Crostini.
Doolan’s Shore Club, Spring Lake. Shore [...]

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Have You Tried…….? Part II

scarborough fair

Posted Monday, August 24, 2015

This is the second in a series of posts on great dishes we have tried at Jersey Shore Restaurants.

Buona Sera, Red Bank. Chicken Paillard:Grilled marinated chicken breast topped with plum tomatoes, red onion, & sweet basil, served over mixed greens with vinegar & oil.
Cross [...]

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A La Carte Brunch


Posted Monday, August 10, 2015

Sometimes we don’t want a big brunch with all the trimmings, so we look to our favorite a la carte restaurants that let us eat just what we want.

Here’s 6 great spots;:

Bar Anticipation, Belmar.
Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park.
Prohibition, Asbury Park.
Simko’s Grill, Brielle.  Not [...]

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Zagat Rates Jersey Shore Restaurants


Posted Monday, July 27, 2015

The 2015 Zagat restaurant ratings place 7 Jersey Shore restaurants in the top 20% of all NJ restaurants.

#1 – Restaurant Nicholas, Red Bank
#18 Via 45 – Red Bank
#19 Daniels Bistro – Point Pleasant
#31 Yumi – Sea Bright
#37 Drew’s Bistro – Keyport
#46 Belford Bistro – Belford
#51 Shipwreck [...]

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Wine Spectator Awards – Jersey Shore

wine barrel

Posted Monday, July 20, 2015

While not having a Wine Spectator Award doesn’t mean you have an inferior wine list (see Restaurant Nicholas) having one means that you have assembled a superior wine list and have gone to the trouble of making the application to the magazine. It is a good [...]

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1/2 Price Wines


Posted Monday, July 13, 2015

Everyone likes a “deal” and there’s no better one than being able to drink your favorite wines at 1/2 price. Here’s where you can do that:

709 – Point Beach. Glasses and bottles
Buona Sera – Red Bank. Bottles
Salt Creek Grille – Rumson. Bottles

Buona Sera – Red Bank. [...]

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Favorite Sushi Spots at the Jersey Shore


Posted Monday, June 29, 2015

Sushi lovers can wax rhapsodic about the virtues of their favorite sushi places so we thought we’d tell you about some of our favorites:

709 – Point Pleasant Beach
Simko’s – Brielle
Langosta Lounge – Asbury Park
Prohibition – Asbury Park
McGillicuddy’s Tap House – Loch [...]

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Dining Under the Stars

Prime 13

Posted Monday June 22, 2015

One of the pleasures of summer at the Jersey Shore is eating outside under the stars. Here’s some of our favorite places:

709. Point Pleasant
Bar Anticipation. Belmar
Blend on Main. Manasquan
Brandl. Belmar
Buona Sera. Red Bank
Cross & Orange. Asbury Park
Firefly Oceanside. Point Pleasant
Fratello’s. Sea Girt
Nonno’s. Bradley Beach
Prohibition. Asbury Park
Temple [...]

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Family Friendly Simko’s

Posted Monday, June 8, 2015

Whether you’re looking to watch a sporting event (25 TV’s), plan a private party (two private rooms, one a glass enclosed sun room), enjoy an intimate dinner with someone special (booths and a fireplace) or take the whole family out to dinner (main dining room with [...]

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Top 10 Outdoor Bars – #ILoveSummer

Bar A

Posted Monday, June 1, 2015

Summer is great enough on its own, but add an outside bar and it goes to another level.. Here’s 10 of our favorites in no particular order:

1. Watermark, Asbury Park. High over the boardwalk. Incredible cocktail menu. Overlooks
the ocean.
2. Outside the Box, (Shrimp Box) Point Pleasant. [...]

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Eric Person at Buona Sera

Eric Person

Posted Monday, May 25, 2015

Date: Wednesday June 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM
Advance Tickets: $35
Tickets at the door: $40 Tickets are limited:  Click here to purchase

Dynamic saxophonist Eric Person has performed, recorded and collaborated with jazz legends such as Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Wallace Roney, John Hicks and many others. Since [...]

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The Shore’s Best Happy Hours

La Dolce Vita

Posted Monday, May 18, 2015

This info is worth taping to your refrigerator!

Bar Anticipation, Belmar
THE SHORE’S BIGGEST HAPPY HOUR! from 4 – 9 pm with DJ Kirk Lopez & DJ Mike Nice plus Emcee Rob Busch and Shirlene $2.25 Bud & Bud Light Pints Complimentary Buffet with Carving Station Free Admission [...]

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Pizza at the Jersey Shore


Posted Monday, May 11, 2015

The “best” pizza is such a subjective thing. Everyone has different tastes and everyone has a favorite, so I guess the list could be endless. Nevertheless, here are my favorites in alphabetical order;

Esposito’s, Manasquan. Their signature sesame seed crust is unlike anything we have tasted.
Federici’s. Freehold [...]

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Mother’s Day at the Jersey Shore


Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Looking for a place to take Mom on Mother’s day? Look no further.

709. Point Pleasant Beach. A La Carte Brunch and Dinner. Holiday Specials. 732.295.0709
Blend on Main. Restaurant ReviewsManasquan. Brunch and Dinner. Reservations: 732-903-2607
Brandl. Belmar. Special prix fixe. Reservations: 732-280-7501.
Buona Sera. Red Bank. [...]

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TASTE Award Voting to End


Posted Monday, April 27, 2015

There are just two weeks left to vote for your favorite restaurants for the 2015 TASTE Awards.

Here are the categories:

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Chefs Extraordinaire Event – THURSDAY

Common Ground

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015

Chefs Extraordinaire 2015
April 23, 2015
Spring Lake Manor, Spring Lake, NJ
Call for tickets: 732.606.7477

Our “Chefs Extraordinaire” event, held on April 3, 2014 at The Spring Lake Manor was a huge success! Over 300 people attended the event, which showcased culinary delights from over 27 of Monmouth and [...]

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Update on Union Landing


Posted Monday, March 30, 2015

One of the most asked questions these days is “what is going to happen to UL”? To those of you familiar with Union Landing in Brielle, it has been a part of many of our lives for as long as we can remember. Summer weekends, outside, [...]

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Chefs Invitational Participants

Chefs Invitational

Posted Monday, March 16, 2015

The kick-off to Jersey Shore Restaurant Week is always a highly anticipated event and this April, it is better than ever. We’ve invited top Jersey Shore chefs to come and prepare their signature dish, all on one night, under one roof.

The Thursday, April 16th Chefs Invitational [...]

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New Orleans Wine Dinner at Crab’s Claw Inn

crabs claw

Posted Monday, March 9, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
6:30pm. $85pp
Call 732-703-4447 for reswervations

Boudin Balls with creole mustard sauce
Crawfish bisque
Jambalaya with chicken, shrimp and Andouille sausage
Shrimp and roasted potato salad
Cajun cake with coconut-pecan icing

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Belmar Restaurant Tour

poached pear

Monday, March 2, 2015

The 6th annual Belmar Restaurant Tour is coming up next Sunday, March 9, 2015 from 11:30am-4:30pm. Advance tickets are $30 until the 8th. After that they are $35. Tickets can be purchased at Brandl, Mr. Shrimp and 10th Ave. Burrito. participating restaurants:

10th Ave. Burrito Co.
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The Great Jersey Shore Burger Contest Just Got Better


Posted Monday, February 23, 2015

JSRW and Bar A are teaming up to make this fantastic event even better. We’re adding an exciting Craft Beer Fest to our annual Burger Contest.

The Burger Contest: Top Jersey Shore Restaurants compete for “The Best Burger at the Shore” Jersey Shore BBQ and Committed Pig [...]

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Great Wine Dinners Coming Up

Wine and Glasses

Posted Monday, February 16, 2015

David Burke Fromagerie, Rumson. Friday, February 20th at 7:00pm, 6-course tasting menu paired with comparative tastings from two of Burgundy’s top producers, Bouchard Aine & Fils and Domaine de la Vougeraie. $125 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). 732.842.8088.

709, Point Beach. Monday, February 23, 2015. 6:30pm. [...]

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Make Your Valentine’s Plans


Posted Monday, January 26, 2015

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away and it’s on a Saturday, so make your plans now. Virtually all restaurants celebrate Valentine’s Day, but these have announced special menus so far. More to come…..

David Burke’s Fromagerie, Rumson. Special VD D3 course dinner, served 5-11pm.
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Special Packages for Wine Weekend

Wine and Glasses

Posted Monday, January 12, 2015

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has announced special packages for Jersey Shore Wine Weekend, February 27-28, 2015 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa. The Grand Cru Package includes all events including the Friday night French Bordeaux Dinner, “Great Whites” of Burgundy Tasting, the Barolo Luncheon, Sushi [...]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside


Posted Monday, January 5, 2015

As the weather gets colder, a nice warm fire while you are enjoying dinner or drinks is just the ticket. Here’s some great places with fireplaces to warm you up this winter:

709, Point Pleasant
Blend on Main, Manasquan
Four Winds, Manasquan
Harpoon Willy’s, Manasquan
Rella’s, Brielle
Doolan’s Shoe Club, Spring Lake
The [...]

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Brisk Sales for Jersey Shore Wine Weekend

Wine Weekend Logo

Posted Monday, December 29, 2014

The third Jersey Shore Wine Weekend is scheduled for February 27-28, 2015 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa.  We’ve added some great new events and reduced the pricing to make it accessible to more people.

Here’s a schedule of events:
French Bordeaux Dinner
This extraordinary dinner created by [...]

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Holiday Events at The Crab’s Claw Inn

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Posted Monday, December 15, 2014

Crab’s Claw Inn, Lavallette

Founders “Tap Take-Over”
Happy Hour Pricing on Founders Beers
Product Give-Aways 6-9pm

We’ll be pouring:
All Day IPA
Breakfast Stout
Pale Ale
Centennial IPA
Dark Penance Black IPA
KBS(excluded from Happy Hour Pricing)

New Year’s Eve Party
Music by American Hawk
Hats, noisemakers, Champagne toast, early morning buffet

New Year’s [...]

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Birravino Olive Oil and Wine Tastings


Posted Monday, December 8, 2014

Tuesday, December 9th. 5-7pm.
Sicilian Olive Oil and Holiday Wine Tasting

A Holiday tasting of the world’s best oli oil. Tommaso Asaro will discuss the latest harvest and you’ll taste some of his new oils.

Also featuring Birravino’s Holiday wine selections. Taste and take with you!

TASTE! A Giant [...]

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TONIGHT! Tasting with Wine Enthusiast’s Winemaker of the Year!

Posted Monday, December 1, 2014
Come to Birravino, Red Bank, for a meet and greet tasting with Carlo Ferrini of Gioio & Filippo Cresti.

Carpineta Fontalpino has been for the past 20 years one of the leading producers in the southern part of the Chianti Classico region. The Montaperti area (next to [...]

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“It’s A Wonderful Life” Free at the Algonquin.

It's A Wonderful Life

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014

Shore Foodie.com’s free presentation of the classic Christmas tale, “It’s A Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed is filling up quickly.  We suggest you don’t wait until the night of the event to get your tickets….there may be none left.

Algonquin Arts Theater, Main Street [...]

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“It’s A Wonderful Life”…Buona Sera Holiday Parties

It's A Wonderful Life

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014

Shore Foodie is presenting a free screening of the classic Christmas tale, “It’s A Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed at the Algonquin Arts Theater, Main Street in Manasquan. Date: December 9, 2014. Time: 7:00pm.

” I grew up here”, said Shore Foodie President, Jim [...]

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This Week! Tastings at Birravino


Posted Monday, November 10, 2014

Everyday Classics of Sicily
Everyday classics of Sicily

A complimentary tasting presented by Anthony Verdoni and Duca di Salaparuta.

One of Europe’s oldest viticultural regions still offers some pleasant surprises. Sicily’s oenological history is an ancient one, dating from the time when the island was part of [...]

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Holidays at David Burke Fromagerie

Burke Holiday

Posted Monday, November 3, 2014

Hours: 12 PM – 8 PM, prix-fixe menu served all day
Bar opens at 11:30 AM
Offering: 3-course prix-fixe menu
Price: $85 for adults / $35 for children (exclusive of tax & gratuity)

Confirm by date: November 23
Pick up hours: On Thanksgiving, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Price: §  [...]

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JSRW and Harpoon Willy’s on Fox’s “Good Day New York”

Good Day NY

Posted Monday, October 13, 2013

Jim Flynn, Chairman of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and Jimmy Scarponi, owner of Harpoon Willy’s in Manasquan will be on Good Day New York on Friday, November 7th, the first day of Restaurant Week. Jimmy will cook one of the burgers to be featured in “Burgers, [...]

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Fireside Drinking and Dining


Posted Monday, October 13, 2014

There’s nothing better than a drink or dinner near a fire when the weather is chilly outside. Here’s some our favorite places with fireplaces. * means you can enjoy it during Happy Hour.

*709, Point Pleasant
*David Burke Fromagerie, Rumson
*Rella’s, Brielle
*Harpoon Willy’s, Wall
The Breakers, Spring Lake
Avenue, Long Branch
*The [...]

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Record Number of Restaurants in JSRW


Posted Monday, September 22, 2014

The largest number of restaurants in its 5 year history have signed up for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Nearly 80 restaurants from Keyport to Seaside Park will participate in the November 7-16, 2014 event.

New participants include: Cibo E Vino, Asbury Park, Theresa’s South, Bay Head, Rella’s [...]

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Play, Dine, Stay in Red Bank


Posted Monday, September 15, 2014

Just because summer has ended, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have a great getaway at the Shore!  Red Bank, New Jersey is, as Huffington Post calls it, “one of the country’s coolest towns”.

Not only is Red Bank easily accessible by NJ Transit Trains and has [...]

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Private Rooms….Private Parties

Buona Sera Wine

Posted Monday, September 8, 2014

We are frequently asked where to find a private room for a shower, a small dinner party, anniversary, or something of the like. Here’s some great choices.

Buona Sera, Red Bank. Lots of private rooms at the Red Bank restaurant including one of our favorites, The [...]

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Beautiful Sunsets and Great Food


Posted Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer isn’t over yet. Still time to enjoy beautiful sunsets and fabulous cuisine at Red’s Lobster Pot in Point Pleasant.

Red’s will remain open 6 days in the Fall closing only on Tuesdays. Deck dining (weather permitting) will remaiun open 6 days until Sunday, September 21st.

Inside dining [...]

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JSRW Finalizes November Events


Posted Monday, August 25, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014
It’s a throwback to the 40’s with classic cocktails, hors d’ouevres and dancing to the Big Band sounds of the Jazz Lobsters.
The Breakers Hotel, Spring Lake. 6:30-9:00pm. $45

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Area bartenders compete for the “Best [...]

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Memorable Summer Dishes

poached pear

Posted Monday, August 11, 2014

Here’s some of the most memorable dishes we’ve encountered this summer.

Poached Pear Bistro. Point Pleasant Beach.  Pear Pizzetta, pear, gorgonzola,walnut, radicchio, port wine reduction and Jersey Corn Bisque, applewood smoked bacon, goat cheese crouton, pasilla pepper oil, corn shoots
Avenue. Long Branch. Salade Nicoise. Seared rare tuna, [...]

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Ethnic Dining at the Jersey Shore

Temple Hi Res

Posted Monday, August 4, 2014

Sometimes you just get a hankering for a specific type of food, so here’s a list of some of our favorite “ethnics”

FRENCH: Avenue, Long Branch
GERMAN: Schneider’s, Avon
CAJUN: Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport
IRISH: St. Stephen’s Green, Spring Lake Heights
KOSHER DELI: Irv & Karen’s, Brick
CHINESE: [...]

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Favorite Summer Fun at The Shore

Detail section of a stucco and waincotting wall

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

With only a month left in the summer, here’s just a few of the things that make summer special here;

*Walking past fragrant honeysuckle bushes on the way to the beach
*Breakfast on the ocean at the Avon Pavillion
*Mini burgers on the back porch at the Parker House
*Fresh [...]

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Fratello’s Gets Outdoor Dining Approval


Posted Monday, July 21, 2014

Fratello’s in Sea Girt has received town approval to create an outdoor dining space in front of the restaurant.The 7 foot extension will house 4 tables and will seat about 24 people. Food and drinks will be served during normal business hours of the restaurant,

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Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Fest

Jazz Fest

Posted Monday, July 14, 2014

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s (JSJBF) Summer Series of Festivals continue at the 2nd Annual Point Pleasant Borough Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, July 19th from 12:00 -8:00 p.m. at Riverfront Park on the corner of Maxson Avenue and River Road in Point [...]

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Shore Foodie


Posted Monday, July 7, 2014

On many Shore beaches this summer, you’re likely to look up and see a plane dragging a banner. Nothing unusual about that. But this banner reads: SHORE FOODIE

Shorefoodie.com offers pretty much what its name suggests: a thorough (and free) guide to restaurants and food events up [...]

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Upcoming Events at the Jersey Shore


Posted Monday, June 23, 2014

25th Annual Asbury Park Jazz
June 28, 2014 – June 29, 2014
Sunset Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Saturday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

An Evening with Crosby, Stills and Nash
Monmouth University
July 6, 2014 | 7:30 PM  Buy Tickets
Tickets: $104 Floor, $84 Lower [...]

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Apres Beach

Detail section of a stucco and waincotting wall

Posted Monday, June 16, 2014

When you’ve had enough sun and need a cold one after the beach here are some of our our favorites;

Outside the Box – Point Pleasant Beach at The Shrimp Box restaurant. Great seafood. Dockside location. Bring your boat! Fresh squeezed juices. Great people.
Harpoon Willy’s – Manasquan. [...]

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Shore Foodie to Implement Loyalty Program


Posted Monday, June 2, 2014

Shore Foodie will shortly implement a Dining Loyalty Program to encourage subscribers to patronize participating Shore Foodie restaurants.

All the subscriber has to do is take a picture of their dining check and email it to us. They will earn points with each submission. Points can be [...]

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Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Announces Events


Posted Monday, May 26, 2014

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has announced its November schedule and slate of events. Restaurant Week will be held from Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Tentatively scheduled events include:
Flashback to the 40′s - A Retro Cocktail Party to Kick-Off Restaurant Week.
Classic cocktails, delicious food and [...]

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Union Landing Sale Imminent


Posted Monday, May 12, 2014

The Schimdt Family has confirmed the imminent sale of Union Landing in Brielle after 35 years. UL has been a part of our summer for as long as we can remember. Sundays on the patio after the beach, listening to Billy Morris and greeting friends is [...]

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Our Favorite Places to Eat and Drink…Outside

Shrimp Box

Posted Monday, May 5, 2014

At some point, the weather is going to get nice and everyone is going to want to eat and drink outside. Here’s a list of our favorite places to eat and/or drink outside.

9th Ave. Pier, Belmar. Great setting on the river. Fresh squeezed OJ drinks. [...]

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Best Wine Lists at the Jersey Shore…and Beyond

NJ Wines

Posted Monday, April 28, 2014

Each year Wine Spectator Magazine presents its awards for the best wine lists in the world. While restaurants must apply and pay a fee, the awards, nevertheless, are based on the quality and depth of the selections offered on the lists. There are, to be sure, [...]

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6 Top Jersey Shore Breakfast Spots

Buttered Biscuit2

Posted Monday, April 21, 2014

We think the best restaurants, no matter what meals they serve, are those that offer the best combination of ambiance, food, service and other attributes. Here’s our list of our favorite breakfast spots at the Jersey Shore.

1. The Buttered Biscuit in Bradley Beach. Elegant Victorian [...]

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Book Launch – Meatball Gala – Beer Dinner

Monmouth Book

Posted Monday, April 14,2014

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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Easter Dinner – April 20th


Posted Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter is just around the corner, so here’s some help in deciding where to go. Many restaurants who already offer a brunch will offer that on Easter as well. You can search ShoreFoodie.com for them. These restaurants are offering a special Easter menu.


Red Bank
Restaurant Nicholas
Long [...]

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Burger Contest, Asbury Restaurant Tour,

Burger Logo

Posted Monday, March 31, 2014

The Great Jersey Shore Burger Contest” returns to Bar Anticipation in Lake Como on Saturday, April 5th from 1-4pm. Sponsored by Jvrola Meats, Pine Belt Autos and Beach Haus Beer. Restaurants compete for the “Best Burger at the Shore”. Taste the burgers, enjoy Beach Haus [...]

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JSRW Announces Participating Restaurants


Posted Monday, March 24, 2014

These restaurants will be participating in Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, April 4-13, 2014. Visit Jersey Shore Restaurant Week for reservations, menus and directions.

Asbury Park

Fish Urban Dining

Langosta Lounge

McLoone’s Asbry Grill


Pop’s Garage

Atlantic Highlands

Neil Michaels Steakhouse

Avon by the Sea

Daniel’s  Bistro by the Sea

Schneider’s Restaurant



Jersey Shore BBQ

La Dolce [...]

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FIRST BITES Menu-Tre Amici Moving


Posted Monday, March 17, 2014

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has posted its menu for FIRST BITES: Kick-Off to Restaurant Week. April 3rd at The Mill, Spring Lake Heights. TICKETS

First Course
Spring Pea and Nettle Soup Fresh Ricotta, Serrano Ham and Charred Spring Onion Toast. Wine: Scharffenberger Brut
Chef Michael Bonner, [...]

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Comings, Goings, Specials

shipwreck point

Posted Monday, March 10, 2014

Allure Oyster Bar and Grill is going into the Garfield’s (Charlie Brown’s) location in Brielle and we hear Lubrano’s in the Shop Rite Plaza is opening in the Harvest Exchange space across the highway….with a liquor license. Shipwreck Point in Point Pleasant Beach has been sold [...]

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Rt 35 Roadwork Dabacle


Posted Monday, March 3, 2014

As you may know, there has been major roadwork on Rt. 35 from Bay Head south to Seaside Park and the rumor is that it will continue through the summer. While I am sure the work needed to be done, the effect it has had on [...]

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Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Announces April Events


Posted Monday, February 24, 2014

The 10th Jersey Shore Restaurant Week is scheduled for April 4-13, 2014. Nearly 70 restaurants have signed up for this much anticipated event. The timing is perfect after this long winter.

Special events planned for the week include:
First Bites: Kick-Off to Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. 5 top [...]

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This Week: Jersey Shore Wine Weekend

Wine and Glasses

Posted Monday, February 17, 2014

Last chance for tickets to Jersey Shore Wine Weekend, February 21-22, 2014 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. Ticket sales close out today at 6pm. The Friday night Pio Cesare dinner is sold out, but Saturday starts off with a Louis Roederer Champagne tasting, [...]

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Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Returns


Posted Monday, February 10, 2014

The Spring Jersey Shore Restaurant Week is scheduled for April 4-13, 2014. Restaurants will offer three course dinners for $20.14 or $30.14. Special events planned include:

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – The Kick-Off Party. The Mill, Spring Lake Heights
Saturday, April 5, 2014 – The Great Jersey Shore [...]

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The Brunch Lady

The Brunch Lady

Posted Monday, January 27, 2014

From a subscriber:”Had an NFL playoff weekend party catered yesterday by The Brunch Lady (Melissa).  She was easy to order  from and picked the menu out for me.  She showed up on time and got everything ready BEFORE kickoff.  We started with a chopped [...]

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Brisk Ticket Sales for Jersey Shore Wine Weekend

Los Vascos

Posted Monday, January 20, 2014

Ticket sales are selling briskly for Jersey Shore Wine Weekend, scheduled for February 21-22, 2014 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch. The hotel has had to release another block of rooms to keep up with demand. Space is limited so get [...]

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Hurrican Sandy Benefit

Restore the Shore

The recovery efforts aren’t over. Hundreds of individuals, families and businesses are still digging out of the disaster that hit the Jersey Shore in October 2012.

Our friends at Townsquare Media and R&R Marketing are helping with the Second Annual Tasting Event to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts.Continuing the Read more

Taste Great Wines This February


Where can you taste these great wines in one weekend?

Pio Cesare Barolo
Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne
A $100+ Cabernet Sauvignon
The best Oregon Pinot Noirs
Wines that beat the French greats at the Judgment of Paris

50 other delicious wines from around the world?????

Jersey Shore Wine Weekend
February 21-23, 2014
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
Long Branch, NJ

Visit [...]

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New Year’s Eve at the Jersey Shore

Lobster Shanty

New Year’s Eve is just a few weeks away`and while most restaurants will be open, these are offering a little something extra.

Sunset Ballroom at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty. Point Pleasant. 4 course dinner, open bar, live music by Brian Kirk and the Jirks. $125 tax and tip included. Call Jacque [...]

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Best of 2013 Dinner


Experience one of the best restaurants in the region as Chef Nicholas Harary and his team created this “best of the best” menu to highlight their favorite selections from 2013. This is a one night only menu and space is limited.

Restaurant Nicholas
Thursday, December 12th at 6:45pm. The cost is [...]

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Thanksgiving at the Shore

Thanksgiving Turkey

Don’t feel like cooking for the Holiday. Lots of Jersey Shore restaurants are open and serving Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a sampling:

RUMSON: Salt Creek Grille; David Burke Fromagerie
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Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Celebrates 5th Anniversary


Jersey Shore Restaurant Week celebrates its 5th anniversary and its 9th Restaurant Week, November 8-17, 2013. 65 restaurants will offer three course dinners for @20.13 or $30.13. New restaurants participating this time include: Windansea and Neil Michaels Steakhouse in the Highlands, McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch, Forte in Point [...]

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