Down the Shore: Diving Horse Reopens for the Season


On the heels of Pub & Kitchen’s three-bell review comes word that co-owners Dan Clark and Ed Hackett are reopening their seasonal restaurant, the Diving Horse in Avalon for its fifth season.

Palmer Marinelli, who has cooked at the popular BYOB for the past four years will be the executive chef.

The Diving Horse opens this Saturday, May 24th and will serve dinner nightly through Labor Day. Marinelli, a South Jersey native, will serve a menu of coastal ingredients that will include many from nearby farms and Jersey Shore fishermen.

Highlights of the menu include »

Diving Horse’s Palmer Marinelli Is Planning a Pop-Up


Palmer Marinelli has been spending his summer in the kitchen at the Diving Horse in Avalon. This September he’s going to be doing something a little more personal. On Monday, September 30th, the Pub & Kitchen vet is hosting a pop-up at Little Fish. Marinellis is calling the event Pink Rose after his grandmother. The menu will be inspired by restaurants in Puglia, Italy, the region his grandmother was from. The dinner begins with an antipasti which Marinelli describes as “an intense sprint of shared plates” followed by pasta, main course, cheese and dessert. Expect other extras like cocktails, digestives, coffee and even baked breakfast goods to take home for the next day.

The dinner is BYO and there will be two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The experience is $100 per person and includes gratuity.  Reservations can be made by emailing

Check out the menu »

Weekend: Memorial Day Edition


Celebrate Johnny Brenda’s reopening after their unfortunate water main break with a local beer.

If you are down the shore this weekend, try to get a table at The Diving Horse in Avalon.

Red Owl Tavern’s Sausage cart debuts today.


Champions League soccer final serves as a good reason to start drinking early.

Consider a BYO dinner at Ants Pants Cafe. Check out the dinner specials.


Enjoy brunch at Fitler Dining Room. Maybe it will be possible to grab a table with everyone leaving the city for the weekend.

Bainbridge Street Barrel House is shutting down Bainbridge Street for their first ever street festival.


Enjoy Memorial Day with brunch at Local 44. Also, take advantage of their cantastic savings all weekend long.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Diving Horse’s Opening Menu for 2013


On Wednesday we told you that Avalon BYOB The Diving Horse is opening for the season on Tuesday, May 21. Well, now we have a sneak peek of what the menu will be like for Memorial Day weekend. And with the praise given to Fitler Dining Room, interest in the Pub & Kitchen crew’s third restaurant is sure to heat up. Dishes like oysters on the half shell, chilled carrot soup, cape may scallops, and soft shell crab make The Diving Horse a good option for one of the first meals of your summer.

Opening menu at the Diving Horse »

The Diving Horse Take Over at Pub & Kitchen

Tomorrow, Avalon’s pride and joy, The Diving Horse, will be taking the reins from Pub & Kitchen for one night, and one night only. They’ve put together a masterfully crafted menu for this special occasion, and all proceeds will be going to the New Jersey Red Cross relief fund for all those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

Check out the menu after the jump. And we hope to see you there.

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Diving Horse in Avalon Adds Chef’s Table

Most chef’s tables are located in the kitchen and that kitchen might be hot and steamy. At Avalon’s Diving Horse, the only way the chef’s table will be hot and steamy is if that’s the weather outside. As the above photo shows, this chef’s table is not even in the restaurant but does offer a good view into the kitchen where Jonathan Adams and his team are cooking up a seasonal menu of  delights form land and sea.

The table seats from six to eight.

Diving Horse Menu (PDF)
Diving Horse [Official Site]

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