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Santa in Cape May

Breakfast with Santa: Congress Hall, Cape May

Once upon a time in the land of Cape May, there was a winter wonderland that was held every December. With delicious baked goods, bacon, sausage and golden waffles, a buffet fills your plates while Santa awaits. It is one of those memories that come to life out of storybooks every Saturday in the month […]

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Maryanne Pastry Shoppe: New to Stone Harbor

Several weeks ago, I visited Maryanne Pastry Shoppe. While Maryanne’s has been in the bakery business for almost 70 years, this corner store is new to Stone Harbor and is “shore” serving up some great treats. Maryanne’s is already known in towns such as Sea Isle, NJ and Doylestown, PA but was a new summer […]

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The Reeds At Shelter Haven Resort

Stone Harbor and Avalon have always been a great South Jersey Shore destination. Beautiful beaches and lovely homes with some terrific restaurants. But there was never anywhere to stay like the Reeds at Shelter Haven Resort that offered these amenities. Located on the bay with great views and just a couple of blocks to the beach this […]

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Girls’ Night Out at Maria Nicole’s in Wildwood

This past week I went to a menu tasting for one of my new (now) favorite restaurants. The food was comped but the opinions are my own. Because I was so delighted with my meal I have decided it deserves more than one post. Stay tuned for other posts that discuss amazing Baked Mac and […]

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Cape May Catch Dinner at Ebbitt Room

My recent dining experience in the newly renovated and re-imagined Ebbitt Room restaurant at the Virginia Hotel in Cape May was, to put it mildly – fabulous. The finer moments in my life are when I make the choice to view an experience as an adventure rather than a daily task, and my recent visit […]

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14th Annual Wildwood Restaurant Showcase

A wise person once said, “when one or more restaurants gather together for a good cause, taste buds are sure to be in for a good time!” While I am sure that the wise person was me, this statement proved true the night I attended the 14th annual Wildwood Restaurant Showcase. Restaurants from all across the island, […]

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Academy of Culinary Arts Awards Medals to New Chefs

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College awarded culinary medals and certificates to nearly 40 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals prepared with the latest culinary knowledge on Monday, May 20. Twenty-three graduates honed their skills in the Academy’s Culinary Arts program, and eight completed the Baking and Pastry program. Six […]

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New Jersey Seafood Spots: The Local Dish

We Jersey Shore natives call this time of year “Locals Summer.” The weather is gorgeous and the beaches are empty (and free.) After a long day of sun and sand (sans the tourists), we head to our favorite local seafood spot for fresh fare and no lines. For out-of-towners picking a spot for a fresh […]

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Jessie Creek Winery in Cape May Court House

If you find yourself on the way to Cape May, a stop at Jessie Creek Winery is a must! Jessie Creek Winery, 1 North Route 47 in Cape May Court House, is one of New Jersey’s newest wineries.  Jessie Creek opened in April 2012, but the vineyard was established in 2002.  Co-owners Bruce Morrison and […]

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Jersey style

You don’t need a Mexican background to love guacamole, carne asada, and margaritas. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a holiday commemorating a victorious Mexican battle, this Saturday at one of these Jersey Bites-recommended restaurants: ATLANTIC COUNTY Las Lomas Grille features authentic Northern Mexican cuisine in a family atmosphere. Meals are prepared to order — no fast […]

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