Often the scene of weddings, on Tuesdays in August, the Great Lawn will be home to a clambake.
As much as we are in denial, the last few weeks of summer are approaching quickly. If you’re spending them down the shore, I am definitely jealous, but also have news about a fun event for you. Congress Hall in Cape May will be hosting clambakes every Tuesday through August 23rd.
Hosted on the Great Lawn, there will be live music and games every week. Ideal for those Tuesdays when you really just can’t find a reason to leave your beach chair and make dinner.
You can buy dinner for two people for $70, for up to six people for $180, and for up to eight people for $250. Each family-style meal is full of shrimp, mussels and middle neck clams with sides of Jersey corn and cucumber tomato salad.
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If you’ve spent most of your summer glued to your beach chair, it’s probably time you got a quality sweat session in. After all, you’ve got to counteract a summer’s worth of beachside beermosas somehow. To point you in the right calorie-burning direction, we got five Philly fitness pros to dish on their favorite Shore workouts, from killer yoga classes to beach boot camps. Take your pick, soon-to-be-reformed beach bums. Read more »
Well, this is awesome: Next weekend, Rittenhouse’s Body Cycle Studio will be carting 15 of their bikes down to Margate, New Jersey to bring a weekend full of beachside Spinning to all the beach bums. Read more »
A rendering of the new Manco & Manco location on the Ocean City boardwalk.
The owners of Manco & Manco Pizza may still be waiting sentencing on their federal tax evasion case, but business continues to boom.
Yesterday, Manco & Manco announced it was moving its 9th Street location, on the Ocean City boardwalk, into the storefront of the old Strand movie theater. Read more »
The Star’s sunflower-yellow exterior | Photo courtesy of Cape Resorts
The B&B: The Gables // The French influence is strong in this renovated five-room Victorian, thanks to toile bed linens, gilded furniture in the library, and a proper garden dining area. Reserve the Bailey Lloyd room; it’s not the swankiest (that’s the Victoria & Albert), but its sloping walls, cherry red claw-foot tub and iron stove exude coziness. For dinner, nab one of the courtyard or porch tables — the chef changes up the seafood-heavy menu daily. // Starting at $180 per night; 212 Centre Street, Beach Haven.
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Photo courtesy RunCape
If the Shore is your second home in the summer, go ahead and put one of these running tours on your summertime to-do list: RunCape, a newly launched running tour business helmed by two Jersey runners, is offering a slew of three-mile running tours throughout the summer that will seriously up your knowledge about the history and nature of Cape May while helping you get your runner’s high on.
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Illustration by Melissa McFeeters
Heading down to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend? Enjoy yourself but don’t head out without Philadelphia magazine’s guide to the Best Shore Eats. It has everything you need from the best shore pizza to the best boardwalk eats of Ocean City and Wildwood. And of course we also list the 20 best restaurants from Cape May to Long Beach Island.
Deborah Smith, author of “The Jersey Shore Cookbook”
For a beach read that is far more appetizing than the newest Nicholas Sparks novel, pick up a copy of The Jersey Shore Cookbook. Highlighting recipes from Keyport to Cape May, the newly released book offers a taste of the shore that will last long past your next weekend down the shore.
Written by Deborah Smith, founder of JerseyBites.com, the book includes recipes from 50 of the shore’s best restaurants. Smith, who grew up on the shore, captures not only the flavors of the beach towns but the backstories of establishments that have become landmarks in their own right.
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Lobster bake at Quahog’s Seafood Shack, Stone Harbor | Photo by Jason Varney
At some point — maybe during one of those gray February days — a thought pops into your head: ice cream. Two scoops of mint chocolate chip. In a waffle cone. At your favorite Shore shop. Or maybe you remember a family tradition — getting up early with the kids and biking to Oves, then all of you licking your fingers clean of cinnamon sugar from the warm doughnuts you just devoured. There’s more: the mid-beach-day pizza break, the bayside seafood-shack feast, the giant stack of puffy pancakes … Shore weekends are, of course, about beaches and bikes and late-night games of dominoes, but nothing quite captures summer like the delicious tastes we dream about all winter. Here are dozens of ways to make sure every bite counts this year.
Blueberry pancakes from Fishin’ Pier Grille in Avalon | Photograph by Jason Varney
Spending shore mornings with a giant stack of pancakes in front of you is practically a shore right-of-passage. Here, the Jersey Shore’s best breakfast and brunch spots that won’t disappoint.
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