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Bell Market Opens in Holmdel

Bell Market

Posted Monday, October 8, 2018

The RBC Hospitality Group has opened Bell Market on the property of the old Bell Labs on Crawford Road in Holmdel. Created by three friends, a chef, a baker and a sommelier, the space features the Honey Bell Bakery, Corbo & Sons Wood

Fired Pizza, [...]

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Pastosa Opens in Manasquan


Posted Monday, July 9, 2018

Pastosa, the renowned ravioli maker from Brooklyn has opened a store on Rt 35 in Manasquan (in the Pier One shopping center). Serving all kinds of ravioli like lobster, pumpkin, cheese, meat, butternut squash and much more. You’ll also find sauces, (we loved the vodka [...]

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The Salty Whale To Open Thursday

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Posted Monday, June 18, 2017

The Salty Whale, formally the Manasquan Beach House, will open on Thursday after extensive renovations. Sal Chiarella, previously co-owner of Rella’s which has been sold to new owners, will be the new GM. The interior, which had been a bit dark and gloomy, is now bright [...]

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He’s Back…Jimmy Vena Returns to the Kitchen

Jimmy Vena

Posted Monday, June 11, 2019

After a number of years pursuing other ventures, Chef Jimmy Vena is back in the kitchen (where he belongs) at the newly opened The Coal House Bistro on Arnold Ave. in Point Pleasant. Many will remember Jimmy from the popular Anthony’s in Brielle [...]

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New Stuff at Waypoint 622


Posted Monday, May 28, 2018

The summer is underway and Waypoint 622 has some new additions to their menus. Important stuff first; they are now serving cocktails with fresh squeezed OJ and a new updated wine list has some great choices at very reasonable prices. New menu items include sushi, a [...]

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Jersey City Craft Brew Fest

Craft Beer

Posted Monday, April 23, 2018

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, a traditional GERMAN CELEBRATION of beer and countrymen WILL BE HELD with over 150 styleS of craft beer featuring many nj breweries.
Harborside’s Waterfront Property will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles combining [...]

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Stage Left Re-Brands

Photo by Matt Rainey

Posted Monday, April 2, 2018

By Tara Tina Harrison for New Jersey Monthly

Along with remodeling and redecorating for its 25th anniversary last May, Stage Left in New Brunswick renamed itself Stage Left Steak. “The rebranding was an evolution, not a revolution,” says cofounder and co-owner Mark Pascal. “Over the years, [...]

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Drifthouse by David Burke – Dinner Menu


Posted Monday, March 12, 2018

Here’s a sneak preview of the exciting new menu at Drifthouse by David Burke

tomato horseradish mignonette
yogurt dill dressing | candied walnuts
avocado | waffle toast | pickled onions | mustard mousse
soft egg | croutons | [...]

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New Restaurants Open/Opening

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Posted Monday, January 22, 2018

Modine, a southern style restaurant has opened in Asbury Park, 709 Point Pleasant has been purchased by the folks at B2 Bistro in Red Bank. menus are changing over and renovations are just down the road. Take a look at their Valentine’s menu. Simko’s [...]

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Asbury Park’s Newest Restaurant

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Posted Monday, January 8, 2018
By APP.com

This past Friday, the doors to Asbury Park’s newest restaurant opened in one of the city’s most historic buildings.

Modine, a Southern restaurant from the team behind nearby Talula’s, can be found inside the Post building at 601 Mattison Avenue; the space previously held Fish Urban [...]

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Recreating a Classic: Inside the New Union Square Cafe With Designer David Rockwell

Union Square

Posted Monday, December 18, 2017

One thing you immediately notice about Danny Meyer’s new and improved Union Square Cafe is the sweeping height of the ceilings and the restaurant’s cavernous size — it’s 10,000sqft versus 6,300 at the famous NYC restaurant’s original location. Yet, the 12-seat mahogany bar is the [...]

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Grandma’s Meatball Special Menus


Posted Monday, November 27, 2017

Serving a bigger & better
3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu – $32 pp
Choose from 10 entrees – 6 apps
and any dessert from our dessert menu (Sampler excluded)
Dine-in Only
Or 20% Off A La Carte Menu & Specials (must mention 20% off when ordering). Takeout Available

MID-WEEK [...]

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Grandma’s Meatball Extends Restaurant Week Menu

Grandma's Meatball

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017

3 Course Dinner Menu – $32. – Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Dinner Menu & Specials Also Available

carola e Fagioli – Escarole and cannellini bean soup
Insalata Casa – House salad with spring mix medley, red onion, and tomato, tossed in a balsamic [...]

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Cross & Orange Unveils New Fall Menu

Cross & Orange

Posted Monday, October 23, 2017

Chef Pablo has announced his new Fall menu with lots of new ideas sure to satisfy you as the weather changes to cooler temps. A new all-American wine menu also debuts to compliment the hearty fare. You’ll see clams casino, steak kebabs, new finger foods, an [...]

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New Fall Promotions

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Posted Monday, October 2, 2017

Ama Ristorante, Sea Bright
Tiki Bar is now open to the public. Enjoy your favorite sports on one of their 10 tvs and have a drink on the beach! Every Friday night starting at 5pm and Saturday’s and Sunday’s at noon!

Bar Anticipation, Lake Como
Thursdays 1/2 price menu. [...]

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Brunch Returns to Rooney’s


Posted Monday, September 18, 2017

Begins September 24th
10:30 to 2:00PM
$32 for Adults $17 for Children
$5 bloody Marys & mimosas

Breakfast Items
Bacon & Sausage
Scrambled Eggs
Assorted Quiche
French Toast
Chicken & Waffles
Yogurt & Cereal
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Lunch Items
Drunken Clams
Eggplant Rollatine
Sausage & Peppers
Apple & Chicken Sausage
Baked Vodka Penne
Lobster Mac A Rooney
Tilapia Francaise
Chicken Murphy
Chicken Marsala
Shrimp & Grits
Mussels Marinara
Marinated [...]

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New Mediterranean Restaurant REYLA Opens in Asbury Park


Posted Monday, August 21, 2017

Courtesy of Jersey Bites

From the team that brought us Barrio Costero in 2016, comes a new dining experience at the shore. REYLA, a modern Mediterranean restaurant recently opened—also in Asbury Park, NJ—on Mattison Avenue.


During the day the restaurant [...]

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Arugula Introduces New Menu


Posted Monday, August 7, 2017

Executive Chef George Edward leads the kitchen at this oceanside restaurant  in Point pleasant. Here’s a sampling of his new menu.

Grandma Tortellini
Homemade jumbo cheese tortellini sautéed in garlic until crisp, tomato, basil, beans and
virgin olive oil served with lemon wedges.

Mama Maria
Sliced grilled chicken breast, imported [...]

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Jimmy Vena at Mister C’s Beach Bistro

Jimmy Vena

Posted Monday, July 3, 2017

If you lived anywhere around the Brielle area in the 90′s, odds are you were a fan of Anthony’s Brielle House where Jimmy Vena built a large and loyal following. His food was great, but more importantly he’s a great guy.

After closing Anthony’s, Jimmy took some [...]

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A Shiny New Ride Above the Sand at the Jersey Shore


Posted Monday, June 19, 2017

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — It was one of the indelible images of the wrath of Hurricane Sandy: a famous Jersey Shore roller coaster reduced to a twisted, mangled wreck in the surf off Seaside Heights, its decades-old iron and steel slicing the coming [...]

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Nonno’s New Summer Menu


Posted Monday, June 5, 2017









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Crab’s Claw Announces New Chef’s Specials

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Posted Monday, May 22, 2017

The Crab’s Claw Inn has announced new Summer Chef’s Specials that include a daily oyster selection, Blackened Tuna or Sword Bites, our favorite Red Snapper Islamorada and more. Don’t forget kids eat free Monday-Thursday with an adult entree and Tuesdays are Taco’s Days.

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Specials at Crab’s Claw Inn

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Posted Monday, May 1, 2017

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Remington’s Unveils New Spring Menu


Posted Monday, April 17, 2017

Sean Foley has unveiled his new Spring Menu at Remington’s. Here’s some highlights:

Remington’s Seafood Platter. Oysters, Gulf shrimp, lump crab meat and celery root salad served with traditional cocktail sauce, cucumber red onion salad, fried lemon.

Prince Edward Island Mussels. Cilantro, lime, jalapeno, basil, lemongrass broth

Tuna Tartare. [...]

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3rd Annual TASTE AWARD Nominees


Posted Thursday, March 16, 2017

Shore Foodie.com and this year’s co-sponsor Jersey Bites have announced the 2017 TASTE Award nominees. TASTE Awards were created to recognize culinary excellence at the Jersey Shore. Nominees were selected from those generating the most number of votes last year, new restaurants and nominations from a [...]

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Sugar Specialty Bake Shoppe


Posted Monday, February 20, 2017
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the new bakery in Brielle, you have to add it to your “to do” list. Perfect Sunday morning breakfast! Here’s a look at their menu:

COOKIES (by the bag) – Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Oatmeal, Peanut Butter and Seasonal Specials

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The Rolling Dough

The Rolling Dough

Posted Monday, February 6, 2017

My daughter’s friend Michele, her husband and a friend are starting a company called The Rolling Dough. They have purchased two mobile pizza ovens and will be able to do parties, events and more. I hear the pizza cooks in 90 seconds in the blazing hot, [...]

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La Dolce Vita Dessert Menu

La Dolce Vita

Posted Monday, January 30, 2017

Our friends at La Dolce Vita just got a year round liquor license and one of the changes they made was to expand their dessert offerings. You can still enjoy homemade tiramisu, bomba, cannoli and other desserts, but now you can pair them with dessert martinis [...]

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Charlie’s of Bay Head

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Posted Monday, January 16, 2017

If it is true that you can “tell a lot about a book by its cover:, then Charlie’s is going to be a smashing success. Scheduled to open this month, the bar/restaurant is beautifully laid out and decorated. A marble bar greets you upon entry and [...]

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New Restaurants in 2016

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Posted Monday, January 9, 2017

New restaurants are always fun…the promise of something great compels us to try anything new that comes along. Thanks to our friends at app.com.

Here’s some new entries to the Jersey Shore dining scene:
1. Capitoline and Loteria. New additions to the complex in Asbury Park. Capitoline is
rustic [...]

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Best New Food Products at the Supermarket


Posted Monday, December 19, 2016
By Cooking Light Magazine

If you load your shopping cart with the same foods every time you visit the grocery store, it’s time to shake things up. Recently, a whole generation of healthy new foods has been popping up on supermarket shelves. We did the legwork for [...]

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Russell & Bette’s


Posted Monday, December 12, 2016

As you may know, the Marilyn Schlossbach group took over the neighborhood favorite “What’s Your Beef” in Rumson and have transformed it into a kind of French bistro called Russell & Bette’s. here’s a sampling of the menu classics:

Mac & Cheese
Macaroni with a rich Gruyere [...]

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709 Announces Fall Menu


Posted Monday, November 14, 2016

709 Point Beach has announced a new, lighter fare 3 course dinner, available Sunday-Thursday from 2-6pm.

$18.50 gets you a choice of soup or salad, choice of Penne Primavera, Chicken Francaise, Pappardelle Bolognese, 5oz Flat Iron Steak or Pan Seared salmon and choice of two desserts. Coffee [...]

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Charlie’s of Bay Head


Posted Monday, October 17, 2016

Few restaurants come with such high expectations than Charley’s of Bay Head, expected to open within the next few months. We had a chance to walk through the restaurant and it is nothing short of stunning. Entry is into a beautiful bar room with a marble [...]

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River Cafe Shines


Posted Monday, October 10, 2016

The Jersey Shore is loaded with breakfast/lunch restaurants and it is generally hard to tell them apart. Not that there is anything particularly wrong, but they are pretty indistinguishable from one another.

Not so the River Cafe in Brielle which opened this summer. This cheerful little spot [...]

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Rella’s Porch


Posted Monday, September 12, 2016

There’s probably a month or so left where you can enjoy dining outside, so take advantage of Rella’s new outdoor patio while you can. Here’s something you probably didn’t know, there is a comfortable seating area on the patio with couches and a large flat screen [...]

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Harpoons Steps Up Wine Game

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Posted Monday, August 15, 2016

Harpoon Willy’s has a good everyday wine list that is supplemented by daily specials. The daily specials can be very interesting, we’ve had some delicious Bordeaux and Barolo wines for unbelievable prices. Now they have a new “Reserve” list with some very good premium wines, but [...]

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Twisted Tapas

Twisted Tapas

Posted Monday, July 11, 2016

Twisted Tapas has opened in Belmar in the old Tulipano’s space on Main Street. Open 4-11pm daily except Tuesdays. Offers a range of Spanish (Albondigas; meatballs stuffed with Manchego, cherry peppers and onion) Mexican (Tequila lime chicken tacos), Asian (Firecracker shrimp) and American (pulled pork [...]

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Remington’s New Dinner Menu


Posted Monday, June 6, 2016

Tomato & Mozzarella
Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula, Basil, Garlic Crostini, EVOO, Balsami

Cocoa/Pepper Beef Carpaccio
Celery, Arugula, Parmigiano, Sicilian Sea Salt, Truffle Vinaigrette, Baguette Cris

Fava Bean and Ricotta Toast
Country Bread, Mashed Fava Beans, Ricotta, Smoked Corn, Asparagus

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

Jumbo Lump Crab [...]

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Grand Tavern Opens Outside Patio

Grand Tavern Outside

Posted Monday, May 30, 2016

Grand Tavern, Neptune has opened an outside patio with its own bar. New summer menu has also been launched. Take a look at their food and drink menus: Menu. Now serving Sunday brunch. The food here is seriously good, great cocktail list and very good [...]

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Anchor Tavern Debuts in Belmar


Posted Monday, May 23, 2016

The Anchor Tavern is the latest incarnation from Chef’s International, owners of Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty, The Wharfside, Baker’s Water Street, 9th Ave. Pier, Moore’s Tavern and more.

Located in the space previously occupied by Connolly Station in Belmar, Anchor has been open about two [...]

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ShoreFoodie.com Welcomes Gaetanos

Gaetano's Restaurant

Posted Monday, May 16, 2016

Gaetano’s is among the most authentic Italian restaurants to come to Red Bank. Our management team and chefs have trained for many years throughout Italy and here in the States in the art and flair of Italian cookery. The restaurants’ design and interior atmosphere, with an [...]

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709 Point Beach Unveils Summer Menu


Posted Monday, May 9, 2016

Chef Roy has released his summer menu for 709 in Point Beach. Enjoy these great menu items along with a fantastic sushi bar. Dine inside or on the outside patio.
Warm Goat in the Coat Herb Breaded Goat Cheese, Confit Elephant Garlic, Charred Tomatoes, Baked Flatbread & [...]

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What’s New at Yvonne’s?


Posted Monday, May 2, 2016

Monday Through Friday 12PM-7PM Happy Hour, With 1/2 Price House Wines, Beer, Martinis, and More.

Monday – 1/2 Price Pasta Night.
Tuesday – A Burger and a Brew, All Day Long Specials on Beer Special Burger Menu, and
Wednesday- $25 Steak Night, Enjoy a Choice of 16oz. N.Y Strip, [...]

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Nonno’s Unveils Spring Menu


Posted Monday, April 25, 2016

Nonno’s, Bradley Beach has unveiled its new Spring menu, launching this week. New items include Shrimp Scampi, shrimp, garlic, lemon, butter, red pepper flake, parsley and olive oil, served with rigatoni; Pappardella, pasta with slow braised pork ragu and Fra Diavolo, mussels in a fiery tomato [...]

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Nonno’s Adds New Cooking Class


Posted Monday, April 4, 2016

Nonno’s Cooking Class on May 1st has sold out. New class has been added May 22nd.
Sauces; Tomato, Aioli, Alfredo, Pomadora and More.

Each Guest will Receive:
-Instructions with One on One time with the Chef
-Discussions on the Sauces
-A chance to try their favorite sauce over pasta!!!

$55 a person. [...]

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New Weekly Specials at the Beach Tavern

Beach Tavern

Posted Monday, March 28, 2016

SUNDAY 1/2 PRICE PASTA  all menu pastas **all day**
MONDAY 1/2 PRICED PASTA NIGHT all menu pastas **5PM-CLOSE**
TUESDAY $25 BURGER NIGHT BT burger, house salad  old bay fries, draft beer or house wine
THURSDAY $19 LOBSTER NIGHT 1 #, broiled or [...]

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Weaver Debuts New Menu at The Mill

Wally Weaver

Posted Monday, March 14, 2016

We’ve always been fans of The Mill in Spring Lake Heights. Great lakeside setting, stylish decor, excellent wine list, good food and their legendary Sunday Brunch.

The recent hiring of Executive Chef Wally Weaver will now allow the restaurant to take its place among the best at [...]

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TASTE Awards II Nominees Announced


Posted Monday, February 29, 2016

The 2016 TASTE Award nominees have been announced. The TASTE Awards are given annually to celebrate culinary excellence at the Jersey Shore. This year’s nominees are:

Ama Ristorante
Black Trumpet
Blend on Main
Daniels’s Bistro
Danny’s Steakhouse
Doolan’s Shore Club
Drew’s Bayshore Bistro
Piccola Italia
Poached Pear Bistro
Restaurant Nicholas
Scarborough Fair
Shipwreck Grill
The [...]

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Shore Foodie Welcomes Skratch

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Posted Monday, February 22, 2016

Shore Foodie is happy to welcome Skratch, Asbury Park as its newest subscriber.

Housed in a historic bank building on Mattison Ave.the property oozes character with a working fireplace on the main level, a grand staircase and towering windows. The goal according to owners Jodi McInerney and [...]

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JSRW Welcomes New Restaurants

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Posted Monday, February 15, 2015

The 14th Jersey Shore Restaurant Week is just two months away (April 15-24, 2016) and JSRW welcomes these new restaurants participating for the first time:
Catch, Asbury Park
Europa South, Point Pleasant
Harvest, Farmingdale
Iplay America, Freehold
Kim Marie, Asbury Park
La Cippolina, Freehold
Skratch, Asbury Park
The Bistro, Red Bank
Teak, Red Bank
Water’s Edge, [...]

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The Jersey Shore Cookbook

Jersey Shore Cookbook

Posted Monday, February 1, 2016

We are excited to tell you about a new cookbook about the Jersey Shore, written by our friend Deb Smith, Founder & Editor of Jersey Bites.

Whether you’re relaxing in your shore house or counting the days until your next beach side vacation, you can always eat [...]

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HUGE Annual Mardi Gras Party – Bar A

Bar A

Posted Monday, January 25, 2016

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 – It’s Bar A’s HUGE Annual Mardi Gras Party with ALMOST EASY. No one celebrates Mardi Gras like Bar Anticipation! Tons of Beads, Masks, Boas and More for everyone. Enjoy $2.75 Lites All Night, DJ Mike Nice’s Dance Party  between sets and Free Admission [...]

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New Gear at The Irish Rail

The Irish Rail

Posted Monday, January 4, 2016

Stop in The Irish Rail and check out their new gear, great design. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hats now available while supplies last!


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Buona Sera Hires Michelin Trained Chef

Buona Sera

Posted Monday, December 7, 2015

Chris Mariani, chef/owner of Buona Sera has announced the hiring Gianluca Deiana, a Michelin restaurant trained chef for his popular Red Bank restaurant. Born in Sardinia, Italy, Deiana has been in the restaurant business nearly his entire life. He graduated with honors from the Istituto Alberhiero [...]

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Abigal’s Bakery


Posted Monday, November 23, 2015

Abigal’s Bakery, a new all natural, organic bakery has opened on Higgins Ave in Brielle. Small cheerful space with muffins, breads, scones, cakes and more, even gluten free. We tried the crumb cake, pumpkin bread and a right-out-of-the oven blueberry muffin. All were delicious. Give it [...]

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Nicky Addeo to Perform at Nonno’s


Posted Monday, November 9, 2015

Come enjoy an evening of music and great food. Nonno’s will prepare a four course dinner for $35 and Addeo will entertain.

Nicky Addeo is a name well known to vocal group enthusiasts.  From Asbury Park, his career began in the early 1960’s, eventually recording with The [...]

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Best Kept Secret – Amendment 21

Amendment 21

Posted Monday, November 2, 2015

It may be the best kept secret around….until now. Amendment 21 is a Prohibition inspired “speakeasy” in the town of Point Pleasant offering over 90 beers (30 on tap) and an impressive array of craft spirits and cocktails. True to its heritage, you may walk [...]

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JSRW Welcomes New Restaurants……Bar A Wine Dinner


Posted Monday, October 26, 2015

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week welcomes these new participants for the November 6-15, 2015 event.

Mister C’s Beach Bistro – Allenhurst
Redemption – Asbury Park
The Bonney Read – Asbury Park
Waypoint 622 – Brielle
The Park Tap & Grill – Hazlet
Porcini – Highlands
Waves on Main, Belmar
The River Market – Point Pleasant [...]

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Great New Specials/Events at Cross & Orange

Cross & Orange

Posted Monday, October 19, 2015

Tuesdays-25% off wine list
Wednesdays-Burger Night, burger and any pint for $15
Thursday-bar only-Happy Hour all night, 3 apps for $21
Friday- Live jazz
Saturday-$3 draughts til 5
Sunday brunch

Saturday October 24th
Harvest Festival in Kennedy Park next to
Cross- bands,food tent, full bar and 6 craft beers on tap, pumpkin [...]

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Grandma’s Meatball Opens in Manasquan

Grandma's Meatball

Posted Monday, October 5, 2015

Grandma’s Meatball opened this week in Manasquan. Here’s a sneak preview of the menu.

Mozzarella Fresca e Peperoni Arrosto – homemade fresh mozzarella and roasted peppers, drizzled with a sun-dried tomato and extra virgin olive oil purée
Calamari Fritti – fresh calamari dusted in seasoned flour and deep [...]

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Lots of New Stuff!

Prime 13

Posted Monday, September 28, 2015

Prime 13, Point Pleasant
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for our new 3 course dinner. $39.99
Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park
With expansive oceanfront views, ever-flowing cocktails and a full menu of eclectic cuisine, Langosta Lounge is the Happy Vacation Place sought [...]

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JSRW on Me -TV


Posted Monday, September 21, 2015

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 5pm and Sunday, September 27 at 9am, watch Jim Flynn, Chairman of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and Chris DeCresce, owner of Fratello’s in Sea Girt on “Jersey Matters” on Me-TV discussing the upcoming Restaurant Week in November.

Here’s where to watch:
New [...]

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You a Steelers Fan?


Posted Monday, September 7, 2015

Come enjoy Our Steelers Bar @ Danny’s. We will be offering Danny’s triple play $30 for a bar pie, Dozen wings & Pitcher of beer during all Steelers games. We have 5HD TVs with surround sound

Here’s the dates for games
9/10     @     Patriots  8:30 PM
9/20 [...]

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Hangshift Launches

Hang Shift

Posted Monday, August 24, 2015

August, 13, 2015 (Wall Township, New Jersey) – HangShift has officially announced the launch of its website that will revolutionize the restaurant hiring process. With an industry that  employs nearly 14 million people per year, HangShift has the potential to be highly beneficial for both restaurants, [...]

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HALF MOON POINT Tavern & Grill

Half Moon

Posted Monday, August 17, 2015
2154 Bridge Ave.
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

Jim Scarponi, Jack Kane and John Kitrick – owners of local hotspot Harpoon Willy’s – are pleased to announce the newest addition to their restaurant group. HALF MOON POINT will continue the group’s tradition of serving fresh Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Salads [...]

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New Restaurants!


August 10, 2015

Asbury Park – The Bonney Read. 533 Cookman Ave., An American chowder house, cocktail and raw bar.

Spring Lake – Larimar. 1811 3rd Ave. Modern European with French and Italian influences.

Oceanport. The Marina at Oceanport. Dock & dine. On the grounds of Fort Monmouth.


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New Website – New Menus at 709 Point Beach


Posted Monday, August 3, 2015

Great job on the new website at 709 Point Beach.  Terrific specials too; 1/2 price wine every Monday and 1/2 price sushi every Tuesday. Updated cocktail list has some great choices; The Walk of Shame, Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila, Freshly Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice, Black [...]

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Domenico Winery: Jersey Roots Reaching West Coast


Posted Monday, July 27, 2015

By Melissa Beverage for Jersey Bites

The Pinot grigio is crisp. The chardonnay is not overwhelmingly oaky. The Syrah is full bodied, and might be the best I’ve ever tasted, while the Meritage merlot is full bodied and quickly made it to my favorite hits list. What [...]

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New Happy Hour Menu at Salt Creek Grille

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Posted Monday, July 20, 2015

HappyHour 4-6:30 Monday – Friday
4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson, NJ 732.933.9272 www.saltcreekgrille.com

Few better places to end the day than Salt Creek. Great cocktails, riverfront setting and genuinely nice people. Wish we had one in our neighborhood.

½ Off Wines by the Glass-Over 30 Labels and [...]

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Top of the World – Reef & Barrell Rooftop Opens

Reef Rooftop

Posted Monday, July 6, 2015

The new rooftop bar at Reef & Barrell in Manasquan has opened offering a great new place for outdoor cocktails and apres beach snacks. Set with reclaimed wood tables and umbrellas, the 40 seat oasis also has perimeter seating with terrific views down Washington Blvd.

They have [...]

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Top Summer Farmer’s Markets


Posted Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer brings fresh produce and fruits from local farms and there’s no place better to buy them than at a local Farmer’s Market, all of which have opened for the season. There are any number of them around, it seems like every town has one, but [...]

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This and That


Posted Monday, June 15, 2015

Get “Hooked” on Breakfast
New at the Belmar Train Station. Hooked Cafe. Open every day for all of your breakfast and lunch needs. Breakfast sandwiches ready to go!(Eggs,pancakes,french toast,breakfast burritos,burgers,veggie burgers,chowder,fresh juice)
Breakfast at The Rail
The Irish Rail in Manasquan is now serving Sunday breakfast. Watch the Sunday [...]

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NJ Seafood Festival

Jason Towlen/Staff Photographer

Posted Monday, June 8, 2015

Silver Lake, Belmar
4 to 8 p.m. June 12; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 13 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 14

More than 45 restaurants and food vendors, including Brandl, Mr. Shrimp, Klein’s Waterside, Jake’s Crab Shack, Ragin’ Cajun, 10th Ave Burrito Co., 9th Avenue [...]

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New Sushi Bar at Simko’s


Posted Monday, June 1, 2015

Simko’s in Brielle has just launched its new sushi bar. Tucked in a corner with two big screen TV’s overhead, the stylish new bar will be staffed by in-house sushi experts offering the freshest seafood available.

Long a local favorite, the sushi bar is the latest addition [...]

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Edgar’s Pub – RIP


Posted Monday, May 25, 2015

Venerable Edgar’s Pub in Manasquan gave way this weekend to the new Reef & Barrel. Same owners, new name, new look, new menu, rooftop bar (opening by Father’s Day).

Inside the look is beachy with new tables, a new bar top, new decorations and a new dining [...]

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Waypoint 622 On the Road to Success


Posted Monday, May 11, 2015

Waypoint 622
622 Green Ave.
Brielle, NJ

There are few things as exciting as a new restaurant opening especially when it lives up to its promise. Waypoint 622 in Brielle (the old Union Landing restaurant space) debuted this week and judging by the crowds it was eagerly anticipated.

Set on [...]

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Eat and Drink Your Summer Away

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Posted Monday, April 20, 2015

There are few places like the Jersey Shore in the summer. Great beaches, wonderful restaurants and bars, lots to do and then there’s the weather……

Here’s some things that will make your summer a great one:

Amazing Breakfasts
A good hearty breakfast is the perfect way to start [...]

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Dancing at The Mill


Posted Monday, April 13, 2015

Enjoy dinner and dancing at The Mill’s “101 Lounge” featuring the jazz and blues of The Billy Lawlor Quartet with Deb Lyons on vocals. Presented April 18, April 25, May 16 and May 30.

Reservations required. 732.449.1800.

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ShoreFoodie.com Launches TASTE Awards


Posted Monday, March 30, 2015

The TASTE awards, sponsored by JVrola Meats , have been created by  ShoreFoodie.com to recognize culinary excellence at the Jersey Shore. They are designed to be our version of the James Beard Awards. Nominees will be voted on by the public [...]

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Joe’s Cigars and Social Club


Posted Monday, March 16, 2015

Joe’s Cigar & Social Club is planning a late April opening on Rt 71 in Spring Lake Heights (in the Drew’s Market shopping center). It will be a Members Only club with flat screen TV’s, a poker table, decorated with by wood paneling and leather seating. [...]

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Rella’s Launches Delivery Service


Posted Monday, March 9, 2015

Rella’s Italian Tavern, Brielle has launched its new delivery and curbside service. Visit their site and order from their regular menu. $20 minimum order. Available every day from 3:00pm-10:00pm. 30 minutes for curbside pick-up, 50 minutes for home delivery. Available to Brielle, Manasquan, Sea Girt [...]

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Cook with Chris


Posted Monday, February 23, 2015

Experience the action and aromas of Brandl’s Innovative American Cuisine up close in this interactive dining experience.

You and your guests will join Chef Chris Brandl in the kitchen to create 4 delectable courses using the freshest ingredients of the season. As you enjoy your dinner, be [...]

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RUNA Peruvian Sauces

Runa Sauces

Posted Monday, February 16, 2015

RUNA, the exciting new Peruvian restaurant in Red Bank has just launched the first of Chef Marita Lynn’s homemade sauces, now available for purchase for only $7 each. Here are the first two:

Aji Amarillo Sauce
Ingredients: Aji Amarillo pepper, lime, onions, garlic, salt
Use for spread for sandwiches [...]

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Shore Foodie Announces Taste Awards


Posted Monday, February 2, 2015

Shore Foodie has announced the creation of Taste Awards, A Celebration of the Jersey Shore Culinary World. “These awards, says President Jim Flynn, “are fashioned after the prestigious James Beard Awards which recognize culinary excellence in the US. We wanted to do the same thing here [...]

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Featured Vendors for Wine Weekend and Restaurant Week


Posted Monday, January 26, 2015

Joe Leone’s, Point Pleasant and Sea Girt will provide cheeses, meats and breads/crackers for the Grand Tasting at Jersey Shore Wine Weekend, February 27-28, 2015 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch. They will be joined by Alexian Pate, Neptune and Gourmet [...]

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JSRW Announces Spring Events

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Posted Monday, January 19, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – CHEF’S INVITATIONALTICKETS
The Mill, Spring Lake Heights

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 in one night. [...]

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Gotham Opens in Red Bank


Posted Monday, January 12, 2015

Gotham, a speakeasy style gastro pub has opened at 19 Broad Street in Red Bank, brought to you by the folks who own Indulge in Pier Village, Long Branch and the new “Catch” seafood restaurant down the street. The intimate lounge doubles as an art gallery [...]

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Joe Leone’s Posts January Specials

Store Front View
510 Route 35 South
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Posted Monday, January 5, 2015

Each month Joe Leone’s in Point Pleasant posts their daily specials. January has just been posted and it looks delicious. here’s a sampling:

Grilled Chicken Degustare
Roasted Half Chicken w/ Rosemary, Garlic & Oil
Turkey Pot Pie
Uncle Eugene’s Meatloaf
Pistachio Encrusted Bassa
Baked Cavatelli Bolognese
Ziti w/ Roasted Vegetables & Artichokes
Roasted Sweet [...]

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Murray to Host Bordeaux Dinner


Posted Monday, December 22, 2014

Jersey Shore Wine Weekend kicks off with a French Bordeaux dinner at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. Host for the evening is Cynthia A. Murray, co-owner and Vice President of Marketing for the Bottle Shop in Spring Lake. She has worked in the Mid-Atlantic [...]

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Prohibition-A La Carte Brunch


Posted Monday, December 15, 2014

Prohibition, Asbury Park now has an a la carte Sunday brunch (which we love). Here’s some highlights:
Omelet Your Way
Huevos Rancheros
Jersey Egg Sandwich
Stuffed French Toast
Bottomless Mimosa Bar
Buckets o’ Beer
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar


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New Year’s Eve Shaping Up


Posted Monday, December 1, 2014

New Year’s Eve plans are starting to come in. here’s the first two….more to come.

New Years Eve at Fratello’s Restaurant! Reserve your table today.  Whether you’ll ring in the new year with us or just want to go out earlier and grab your best meal of [...]

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New Menus at Salt Creek Grille

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Posted Monday, November 17, 2014

As co-owner of one of New Jersey’s most popular restaurants Steve Bidgood knows how important it is to keep his menu current with culinary trends and to listen to suggestions from his clientele. Two recent changes at Salt Creek Grille reflect these critical ingredients of a [...]

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Runa Debuts in Red Bank


Posted Monday, October 20, 2014

Chef Marita Lynn has opened her long awaited Peruvian restaurant on Monmouth Street in Red Bank. The 44 seat  BYOB is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Born in Lima, Peru, Marita Lynn got her start as a gourmet chef early in life. She [...]

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Coming Soon! New Restaurants


Posted Monday, October 6, 2014

Chef Dominick Rizzo, most recently from Park East in Keyport and before that at Remington’s in Manasquan is teaming up with the folks from Indulge in Long Branch to open Catch Seafood and Gotham, a speakeasy/art lounge on Broad Street in Red Bank. Stay tuned.

Our friend [...]

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Al Fresco Dining at Fratello’s


Posted Monday, September 22, 2014

Fratello’s in Sea Girt is one of our favorite restaurants. Love the booths, the convivial bar and some of the best Italian food around. In all our travels for BestWeekends.com, we always measure Eggplant Rolletini against Fratello’s and so far no one else has measured up. [...]

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“Do Ya Wanna Dance?”


Posted Monday, September 15, 2014

Kicking off Jersey Shore Restaurant Week is the Big Band Bash. 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. Ticket price includes admission, two classic cocktails, hors d’ouevres all night and dancing. [...]

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Changes at Firefly


Posted Monday, September 8, 2014

Many changes at Firefly in Point Pleasant including an ownership change. The restaurant which started out in the main building of the White Sands Hotel after moving from Manasquan, now has a spectacular 50 seat oceanfront dining room with an outside deck that seats another 50. [...]

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The Ticket Office is Open!

Big Band Bash

Posted Monday, September 1, 2014

Tickets are now available for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Special Events. JSRW is scheduled for November 6-16, 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, [...]

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Got A Favorite Chef Recipe?

Posted Monday, August 25, 2014

With so many great restaurants and chefs at the Jersey Shore, chances are some of you amateur chefs would love to get your hands on a recipe or two. Let us know the recipe and restaurant and we’ll try to get it for you and post [...]

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23rd Annual Culinary Classsic


Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

23rd Annual Culinary Classic

The Culinary Classic – the first of its kind at the Jersey Shore – was established in 1991, bringing together the finest restaurants, caterers, bakers, coffee roasters, wineries and breweries for over 20 years.

The Culinary Classic has maintained its fine tradition of excellence [...]

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“Hump Day” by Shore Foodie


Posted Monday, August 11, 2014

Winters can be depressing, business can be sketchy so Shore Foodie.com is introducing, “HUMP DAY”. (“The middle of a work week (Wednesday); used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week.” URBAN DICTIONARY)

Beginning on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 until Wednesday, [...]

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NJ Monthly Restaurant Poll….and The Ones They Missed!


Posted Monday, August 4, 2014

New Jersey Monthly has just released its 31st Annual Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll and while we agree with most of the selections, we think some great places were missed. See our selections in red.

Nicholas, Red Bank
Brandl, Belmar

Mueller’s Bakery, Bay Head
Joe Leone’s

Bang for the Buck
Surf Taco, Multiple [...]

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Introducing “Zuni”


Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a relatively new website by a friend of ours. We think it is pretty cool and hope you do too.

Does a website exist where you can save money EVERY DAY on the things you already do and love: coffee at your favorite [...]

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“We Love Life Here” Debuts

We Love Life

Posted Monday, July 21, 2014

Our good friend Diane Polito Costa has launched a new website called We Love Life Here.

It’s About the Jersey Shore…!

…with all of the amazing places to live, work and play here.  It’s Summertime now…  and the Jersey Shore is always OPEN OPEN OPEN!  As we continue to [...]

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Jersey Shore Wine Spectator Awards

Wine and Glasses

Posted Monday, July, 14, 2014

With so many wines out there, it is helpful to have some direction on what wines to drink and where to drink them. Wine Spectator has been a leader in the “wine rating” business and while they are not perfect they can help get you through [...]

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The Sweet Elephant Bake Shop

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Posted Monday, July 7, 2014

If you are looking for a great gift, a party favor or just something to feed your sweet tooth, take a look at The Sweet Elephant Bake Shop. Everything is made to order and shipped fresh to you. From Flip Flop Sugar Cookies to [...]

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Red’s Lobster Pot Sold


Posted on Monday, June 14, 2014

Red’s Lobster Pot, long owned by the same family has been sold to the folks who own The Shipwreck Grill in Brielle. Red’s has been a local favorite for seafood and spectacular sunsets for many years and Billl Cleary and Marisa Tanner will bring their [...]

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The Spring Lake Tap Room

Tap House

Posted Monday, June 2, 2014

The “Porch” in Spring Lake Heights was sold to the folks who own St Stephens Pub and after a cool renovation has reopened as The Spring Lake Tap House . The ceilings have been raised to give an open, airy feel, the walls are [...]

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Poached Pear Bistro to Open May 30 – Federici’s Opens in Belmar

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The Poached Pear Bistro in Point Pleasant is scheduled to open Friday, May 30th. Killer menu.

Federici’s the 85 year old renowned pizza and Italian restaurant from Freehold, has opened a new outpost on 10th Ave. in Belmar in the old Vesuvio’s space.

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Matisse Returns!


Posted Monday, May 12, 2014

Lost in the story of Hurricane Sandy was the devastating effect the storm had on many restaurants. Some closed for good, some had to sell as the prospects for recouping capital required to rebuild was too far in the future and some went through the painful [...]

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“Primped and Primed”

Prime 13

Posted Monday, May 5, 2014

Ciao Bella Salon and PRIME 13, point pleasant beach PRESENT:

“Primped and Primed”

Package includes:
*Manicure, Pedicure & Blow-out.
*Dinner at the Jersey Shores premiere Steakhouse, Prime 13

Dinner includes:
Starter (choice of), Shrimp Pow-Pow, Soup DuJour, Tuna Poke Tacos, P13 Chopped Salad, House Smoked Bacon.
Entrée (Choice of), Seared Chicken, Scottish Salmon, [...]

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Mother’s Day Beckons

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Posted April 28, 2014

Mother’s Day is May 11th this year which is only a few weeks away. We’ve compiled a list of restaurants offering a special Mother’s day menu. We’ve also noted those located on the water (W) and those who use Open Table for reservations (OT).


Salt Creek Grille [...]

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Seasonal Liquor Licenses Return

La Dolce Vita

Posted Monday, April 21, 2014

Governor Christie has once again moved up the date for the start of seasonal liquor licenses. “The  Bar is Open” at 10th Avenue Burrito (great tequila bar!), La Dolce Vita, both Belmar, The Black Trumpet, Spring Lake and Union Landing, Brielle.

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Top That! Donuts

Top That

Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

Local residents Chris and Danielle Wolowitz and their friend Kelly Jedry have opened Top That! Donuts on Ocean Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach. Open at 6:30am, they make fresh, warm, made to order donuts. This was their opening weekend and they were walking the boardwalk with [...]

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New Restaurants in Point Pleasant

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Posted Monday, April 7, 2014

Shore Points Coastal BBQ has opened on Arnold Ave. in Point Pleasant. Helmed by the previous Executive Chef at Ryan Michaels in Brick, this little storefront has big plans. You can expect traditional BBQ but with sauce and flavor combinations that have a way of [...]

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East Coast Beer Company Wins Belmar Approval

Beach Haus

Posted Monday, March 31, 2014

East Coast Beer Company, Point Pleasant, makers of Beach Haus Beer, has won approval from the town of Belmar to open a brewery and tasting room in the space previously occupied by Freedman’s Bakery at 8th and Main. The ground floor will house the 12,000 square [...]

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Heirloom Kitchen


Posted Monday, March 24, 2014

A few weeks back we re-posted a blog by Jersey Bites on the Heirloom Kitchen in Old Bridge. This week we had occasion to go there for a cooking class featuring chef Paul Holzheimer of Pascal & Sabine in Asbury Park.

First, it is a [...]

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New Restaurants Open in Avon and Brick

Il Boccone

Posted Monday, March 17, 2014

Two new restaurants have opened in the last few months, one in Brick and the other in Avon.

Il Boccone Cucina Italiana (732-840-6900) on Rt. 88 in Brick, completed a stunning renovation of space previously occupied by another restaurant and opened about a month ago. Inside, the [...]

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FIRST BITES: Kick-Off to Restaurant Week


Posted Monday, March 10, 2014

6 of the best chefs at the Jersey Shore will be creating an extravagant 6 course small plate tasting menu paired with wines. Dinner will be followed by strolling dessert carts featuring cheese, pastries, and port.

What better way to usher in Spring than a meal prepared [...]

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Blend on Main Opens March 1st

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Posted, Monday, February 24, 2014

Chef Lou Smith announced today the highly anticipated launch of his newest restaurant, Blend on Main. Set to open March 1st. Blend on Main can be found below the Inn on Main conveniently located at 152 Main Street in Manasquan, NJ. Blend
on Main promises to deliver [...]

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Dinner for Two Under $50?

Posted Monday, February 15, 2014

Times are tough, eating out can be expensive……until now. Sponsored by Shore Foodie

Dinner for Two

WEDNESDAY - at Brandl, Belmar
*Soup or salad
*Coq au Vin with potato and vegetable

FRIDAY – at Chef Mike’s ABG in Seaside Park
*Choice of Soup of the Day or House Salad
*Choice of [...]

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Amazing Tasting Menu at Fromagerie

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On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, David Burke’s Fromagerie is offering weekly five-course tasting menus featuring dishes influenced by ingredients that Chef Phil finds freshest and most inspiring each week. These always-changing smaller portions allow you to sample more creative preparations – dishes such as Lamb Ravioli with Spring Garden Vegetables and Halibut with Pea Puree and Patty Pan.

Each weekly tasting menu [...]

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Chef Lou Smith to Debut “Blend”

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Posted Monday, February 3, 2014

When Chef Lou Smith opened Firefly in Manasquan a few years back, the restaurant quickly became a favorite of local’s and tourists alike. The creative menu and exceptional presentation won accolades all around. Having moved on from Firefly last year, his time has come to open [...]

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Fair Haven Welcomes Cravin Haven


Posted Monday, January 27, 2014

“Fair Haven has seen a boom of new businesses in the past year. Joining the burgeoning downtown on January 13, is Cravin Haven, a new fast casual restaurant offering customized oversized sandwiches and comfort food. The creation of local Fair Haven residents Anthony Mazzucca, formerly the [...]

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Beers on the Boards

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Posted Monday, January 20, 2014

Beers on the Boards



Early Bird Price $49/PERSON

Welcome back to Beers [...]

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Ribs, Chkn Done!


Super Bowl is coming up, so it’s time to start thinking about the food. Our friends at the new catering company Ribs, Chkn, Done! is the perfect place to get what you need. They’ll provide everything you need from the apps, to entrees, to sides and dessert. They even supply [...]

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Restaurants – Opening, Closing, Moving


Shipwreck Grill, Brielle has re-opened after a 2 month renovation and the place looks great. Gone is the knotty pine, replaced with drywall, rich woods and elegant lighting…..same wonderful food, Firefly, Manasquan is moving to the White Sands Hotel in Point Pleasant and will have a liquor license, [...]

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Festhalle Biergarten Coming to Asbury

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The vacant furniture building on the corner of Lake and Emory in Asbury Park will soon be home to the Asbury Festhalle Biergarten. The European inspired beer garden with a rooftop deck is scheduled to open in the Spring. The owners have similar facilities in Hoboken and Brooklyn. The Biergarten [...]

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Bistro Rylo Debuts in Ocean

Bistro Rylo

1801 Route 35 in Ocean Township.

New restaurant openings are always eagerly anticipated. While we all love our “regular” places, a new spot is exciting, especially if it lives up to its promise and early indications are that Bistro Rylo will do just that.

The restaurant opened this week in the old [...]

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Early Bird Tickets for Wine Weekend


Jersey Shore Wine Weekend is coming up February 21-23, 2014 at The Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch.  This is a great event with a wine dinner, tastings, cooking demos and more. See details  here.

We are offering a limited number of discounted Early Bird tickets until [...]

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Food Bank to Benefit from Jersey Shore Wine Weekend


Jersey Shore Wine Weekend has named The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean as its charity for the February 21-23, 2014 event. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend will be donated to The Food Bank. The weekend will take place at the Ocean Place Hotel in Long Branch [...]

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Jersey Shore Wine Weekend Returns

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Jersey Shore Wine Weekend is back, February 21-23, 2014 at the Ocean Place Hotel in Long Branch. The festivities begin with a Pio Cesare Italian wine dinner on Friday night followed by seminars during the day on Saturday and a Grand Tasting on Saturday night. Details are being finalized but [...]

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