Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Grand Opening

forgotten-boardwalk-brewingForgotten Boardwalk Brewing has set its grand opening for Saturday, October 11th. The brewery, founded by Jamie Queli, takes over the original Flying Fish Brewery location at 1940 Olney Avenue in Cherry Hill. David Bronstein is the head brewer. Bronstein joined the Forgotten Boardwalk team from Sly Fox Brewing Company in April.

The brewery features a whimsical setting, complete with skeeball machines, fun house mirrors, a boardwalk spin wheel and a 30 barrel brewing system. The tap room has eight tap handles which will have four Forgotten Boardwalk mainstay beers, plus four brewers’ choice beers, all of which are produced on premises.

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Two Cherry Hill Restaurants Close


The McCormick and Schmick’s and adjacent William Douglas Steakhouse have closed at the Marketplace in Cherry Hill (Where the Wegmans is located). The restaurants are two of the fourteen eateries in the complex. The remaining restaurants range from Five Guys to the country’s largest Houlihan’s.

The Courier Post has the details on closures as well as how some restaurants in Cherry Hill share liquor licenses because they are so expensive.

Pair of Cherry Hill chain restaurants close [Courier Post]

A Study in Contrasts: Cherry Hill Edition

Custom estates tend to highlight extremes. The budgets are big, the homes are big, and the decorating is grand. Customized luxury betrays an owner’s tastes in ways that can’t always be erased by deft staging or other realty sleight of hand. Sometimes the mix can be surprising.

There is a lot about this four-bedroom mansion to find swoon-worthy, for instance. Of note: the Joanne Hudson-designed gourmet kitchen. We adore the island, the built-ins and the interplay of the dark wood and the lighter marble. The estate also features a jaw-dropping tonnage of marble installed throughout the many bathrooms and the standard well-manicured landscaping. The master suite’s walk-in closets are closer to personal shopping boutiques and the fireplace is practically walk-in sized as well.

And then there are more curious details like pink shag carpeting, strangely unnecessary pillars, deeply purple walls and dungeon-style bedroom lighting.

Below, the divine and the curious.

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Honeygrow Is Coming to Cherry Hill


Honeygrow, the stir-fry, salads, smoothies and honey bar quick-serve spot that first opened on 16th Street back in June of 2012 is now looking towards location number three and four. Honeygrow founder Justin Rosenberg tells us he’s heading to Cherry Hill at the Ellisburg Circle. It’s all part of a large Whole Foods renovation.

Hold your honeybar horses though, the New Jersey location won’t be ready until Autumn of this year. At least the Radnor location is coming up sooner.

Honeygrow [Philadelphia Magazine]
Honeygrow [Official]

Forgotten Boardwalk Releases Swell Tap Handle

forgotten boardwalk tap handleForgotten Boardwalk Brewing is one of 15 breweries on tap for New Jersey. The Cherry Hill based brewery is in build-out mode at the original home of Flying Fish.

Yesterday, the brewery released their tap handle design which features the tail of a cat.

We dig the design and the “tall tale” behind the Growler the cat. You’ll have to wait a little longer though to try the beer. Forgotten Boardwalk is aiming to have their brewery open to customers in May of 2014.

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing [Official]

The Farm and Fisherman Tavern & Market Opens in Cherry Hill

Chicken baked in hay.

Chicken baked in hay.

The Farm and Fisherman Tavern & Market opens Saturday, November 23rd at 1442 East Route 70 in Cherry Hill. It is the second restaurant for Josh Lawler who owns the just-bigger-than-a-shoebox BYOB, The Farm and Fisherman at 1120 Pine Street. The Cherry Hill location will be significantly larger with a 150-seat tavern plus a full market.

Lawler and co-owner Todd Fuller (Treno, Tangerine) are operating a restaurant, bar and grocer specializing in regional and seasonal fare. Lawler says “Todd and I both live in this neighborhood with our families and saw the need for a family-friendly, food-driven place to eat – whether for an anniversary celebration or a simple night out with the kids.”

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Morning Headlines: No, Singer Deniece Williams Does Not Own a Plastic-Wrapped Mansion in Cherry Hill, NJ

cherry hill mansion

Google aerial view

Denise Williams had everyone fooled. The owner of an unfinished mansion that’s now wrapped in plastic and surrounded by a metal fence told pretty much everyone she came into contact with, it seems, that she was Deniece “Let’s Hear It for the Boys” Williams, and for some reason residents and general contractor, among others, seem to have taken it on faith. Why this should have made everyone trust her is unclear unless Deniece Williams has a very good reputation for being an honest dealer. At any rate, Benson seems not to be an honest dealer — or at least, she’s unable to behave so regarding this house.

The mansion is in a state of suspended animation, with no work being done. The general contractor is owed thousands of dollars. But Williams/Benson is paying taxes on the house, and told officials she plans to keep working on it. The Inquirer was unable to locate her, but did discover she had past judgments ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

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Zoë’s Opens Four More Suburban Philadelphia Locations

zoes kitchenZoë’s Kitchen — the Mediterranean-inspired chain restaurant where most of the food is grilled — already had three local spots (Collegeville, Marlton and Newtown) when it opened yet another outpost in the Greater Philadelphia market in May of this year in Bryn Mawr. That must have worked out because there are now four more to come: Malvern, Willow Grove, Cherry Hill and Wayne. It seems people like grilled food — especially when someone else is manning the grill.

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