The Wine Beneath My Wings


The Garden State Wine Growers Association is switching things up for its annual Cape May Wine Festival this year by holding it at the Naval Aviation Station-Wildwood Museum. For the first time this Saturday and Sunday (from noon to 5 pm), 19 of the state’s wineries will be pouring their wares among vintage private and decommissioned military aircraft in Hangar #1 at the Cape May airport.

So what we’re saying is, good for airplane nerds and for wine drinkers. A double win.

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Lobster, Chocolate and Fish Stories In Cape May

CapeMayChocolateThe event programmers at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities in Cape May have got it going on. While other non-profit organizations struggle to create themes for their one big annual fundraiser (or repeat the same public activities all the time), these folks are constantly coming up with unique programming. Coming up in early October: an exploratory lesson on local seafood and fishing history on October 3 and a chocolate-tasting tour through a series of historic lodgings on Oct. 10.

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How to Not Lose Your Mind When You’re Stuck in Shore Traffic This Weekend

In our area, beach-bound Labor Day weekend traffic is, well, a given. It’s as inevitable as the sun burn you’ll get when you forget to reapply lotion, or the ice cream headache you’ll suffer when you scarf down a cone of Kohr Bros. custard too quickly, or the nausea you’ll endure if you ride the Sea Serpent one too many times at Morey’s Piers. (Guilty on all three.)

My husband will be the first to tell you that I’ve never been one to take traffic in stride. I’m one of those people who obsessively checks Google Maps for accidents or blockages and demands a re-route, even if such a move requires stop-and-go surface streets that will take as much time as staying the course on the traffic-ridden highway. My theory: I’d rather be moving than staring at someone’s taillights.  Read more »

Half Beach Race, Half Road Race: The First-Ever Stone Harbor Surf and Turf 5-Miler Is Coming Up



If you’re going to be down the Shore this August, we have one date you’re going to want to mark down on your calendar, stat: Sunday, August 9th. That’s when the first-ever Stone Harbor Surf and Turf 5-Miler is going down, and it’s going to be prettttty different from the 5-milers you’ve run in the past.

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Get Social With Cider In New Jersey


Sometimes you’ve just had enough beer, right? You’ve drunk all the good stuff, the weird stuff, the low-rent stuff. Whiskey and gin just don’t seem right for the moment and you’re certainly not going to switch to wine. So what do you turn to in your hour of alcoholic need?


Ever true to his pioneering spirit, the producer of the massive Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is bringing the first cider fest to Jersey. On August 8, Jon Henderson of Good Time Tricycle will host two sessions of the inaugural Atlantic City Cider Social.

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Gastronaut: Down on the Shore

gastronaut-0715-400The Shore is what it is—a region with its own peculiar DNA made up primarily of watery sangria, sand fleas, cotton candy and flip-flop sweat. It’s been the Northeast’s playground for decades and has evolved into a highly advanced organism for separating city folk from their disposable income.

And for the most part, it all works just fine. But when it comes to Shore restaurants, I’ve always been a little bit mystified. I mean, here we are, just a couple hours’ drive from such a concentration of wealth and poor judgment, and yet most Philadelphia restaurateurs appear to have no interest in opening down the Shore.

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Ferris Wheels And Fine China: Breakfast At Morey’s Piers

Morey's Piers Breakfast In The Sky

Look at their smiles and see the true happiness that comes from eating breakfast in the sky above the ocean.

Because when you think Morey’s Pier, you think fine dining, right?


Well, maybe you should. Kinda. Because the newest location for fine dining at the shore is the ferris wheel at Morey’s Piers in Wildwoods, NJ. With white linens, fine china, ocean views and menu items like Belgian waffles, shrimp and lobster omelets, quiche and steak and eggs, this is just about as fancy as ferris wheels get.

I present to you the Morey’s Piers Breakfast In The Sky program.  Starting Saturday, July 25th, guests can dine “wheel-side” on the park’s 156 foot Giant Wheel (0ne of the largest on the East Coast).

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Wildwood Cops to Parents: Stop Telling Kids We’ll Arrest Them

Wildwood Police Dept. - PSA

Wildwood patrolman Andrew Kolimaga stands in front of himself on the boardwalk at Glenwood Avenue. (Photo via Wildwood Police Department)

The Wildwood Police Department has a message for parents this summer: Don’t tell your kids the cops will send you to jail.

The WPD has put up several signs along the boardwalk that send this message to parents: “Please stop telling your children that we will haul them off to jail if they are bad. We want them to run TO us if they are scared… NOT be scared of US!” The signs are up on several shelters donated by In Plaza Advertising, which also did the artwork. Read more »

John Bolaris Will Buy You A Beer Down the Shore This Summer

We here at Philadelphia magazine are always interested in the trappings of John Bolaris, the Weather Savior. Whether he’s offering a weather concierge service, feuding with Angelo Cataldi or getting rid of High Pressure Harry, John Bolaris has had quite the 2015 so far.

Now comes this offer from Bolaris: If you see him down the shore and mention “Weather Savior,” he will buy you a beer. Read more »

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