Jersey Shore Food Guide: The Best Food on the Ocean City Boardwalk

The Best Food on the Ocean City Boardwalk | Illustration by Melissa McFeeters

The Best Food on the Ocean City Boardwalk | Illustration by Melissa McFeeters

It’s easy to get sidetracked on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey: There are delicious smells wafting from every which way on every single block. But smells can be deceiving, and when you’re on the hunt for something delicious, you need some insider intel. Well, dear reader, you’ve come to the right place: We ate our way down the Ocean City boardwalk and back again in search of its most delectable flavors and tastiest treats. Below, the bites you absolutely don’t want to miss.   Read more »

The Best Jersey Shore Pizza, As Chosen By You

Jersey Shore Food Guide: Best Pizza at the Jersey Shore | Pictured: Pizza from Panzone's on Long Beach Island

A classic plain pie from Panzone’s on Long Beach Island | Photograph by Jason Varney

There’s no point in getting between a Jersey Shore-goer and their favorite slice, which is why we asked you to help pick the best pizzeria at the Shore. Here, the results from last summer’s online poll (where over 10,000 votes were cast!). In the first round, you picked your favorite winners in each town, then you voted once again to pick the top pie-tossing shop. Read more »

Forget the Mercer Cafe Lawsuit: It’s All Out War in the Tacconelli’s Pizza Family

Left: The neon sign at the original Tacconelli's Pizzeria in Philadelphia. (Photo via Flickr Creative Commons) Right: Vincent Tacconelli, who stands accused of fraudulently obtaining the trademark for the brand. (Photo via HughE Dillon)

Left: The neon sign at the original Tacconelli’s Pizzeria in Philadelphia. (Photo via Flickr Creative Commons) Right: Vincent Tacconelli, who stands accused of fraudulently obtaining the trademark for the brand. (Photo via HughE Dillon)

Not long ago, we told you about a bona fide family feud that had erupted between the folks behind the Tony Luke’s cheesesteak empire. Well, it seems that the world of iconic Philly pizzerias is not immune to such infighting. Read more »

Jim’s Steaks Breaks Into Impromptu Boyz II Men Song

Jim's Steaks photo by Jeff Fusco

Jim’s Steaks photo by Jeff Fusco

Early this past Saturday morning the most only-in-Philadelphia thing happened on South Street. The line of Jim’s Steaks broke out Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road.” The sing-a-long starts with a couple of customers but quickly becomes a storewide sing-along with the majority of the line and even the cashier joining in.

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The Best Ice Cream Shops at the Jersey Shore

This week, we’re highlighting the best restaurants, quick bites and tasty treats from LBI to Cape May as we give you a taste of our Best Shore Eats package in Philly Mag’s June issue, on newsstands this week. We’ve already told you about the best takeout and delivery options. And yesterday, we spilled the beans on our eight favorite doughnut shops up and down the Shore.

Now it’s time for what is sure to be one of the most hotly debated topics in our Shore Eats series: the best ice cream shops in your favorite Shore towns. From custard and soft-serve to hard-scoops and milkshakes, our top picks for ice cream shops at the Jersey shore are below. Feel free to tell us your favorites in the comments.

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Spice Dinner at Abe Fisher

La Boîte Dinner at Abe Fisher

La Boîte Dinner at Abe Fisher

Just over two years ago, Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov invited New York “spice whisperer,” Lior Lev Sercarsz to come down to Philadelphia to collaborate with Percy Street’s Erin O’Shea. The results were spectacular as this post lays out.

On Wednesday, June 15th, Sercarsz, the owner of New York’s famed spice shop, La Boîte, returns to Philadelphia for a night at Abe Fisher. At Abe Fisher, Sercarsz will join with executive chef Yehuda Sichel for a four-course meal that will combine the Eastern European Jewish influences of chef Yehuda’s cooking with the powerful flavors found in La Boîte spices.

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Mac Mart Opens, Mac n’ Cheese for Everyone

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Mac Mart opened today.

Marti Lieberman’s food truck now has a permanent address. Mac Mart, which has been hitting the lunch and festival circuit since 2013 now has a storefront at 104 South 18th Street.

The store offers a menu of 13 “classic creations” plus a build-your-bowl option where carb-a-holics start with the classic 7-cheese mac and then add in meats, dollops, dips, drizzles, crunchies and even more cheeses. The classics range from $8.25 to $10.50. The build-a-bowl option begins at $6.95 with add-ons ranging from $2 to $2.50 for meats and $1.75 for add-ons for things like basil pecorino pesto, jalapeno pesto and sun-dried tomato tapenade.

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Jersey Shore Food Guide: Best Spots for Takeout and Delivery

Jersey Shore Food Guide: Best Spots for Takeout and Delivery | Beach-chair delivery from the Rusty Nail, Cape May

Beach-chair delivery from the Rusty Nail in Cape May | Photograph by Jason Varney

The unofficial start of Shore season is days away, which means it’s time to start thinking about all of those delicious summer tastes (pizza! Doughnuts! Ice cream!) we dream about all winter. All this week, we’ll be rolling out our guide to the Best Shore Eats, so check back often. Or pick up the June issue of Philly Mag, on newsstands this week, to see it all in one place.

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