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Summertime at the Jersey Shore: Ocean City Edition

Over the years I’ve gotten to visit a handful of shore towns in New Jersey. There all a bit different from each other. The culture ranges from a bit raucous (Seaside, Point Pleasant, Wildwood) to fancier (Bayhead, Spring Lake) to working class/middle class (Belmar, Bradley Beach). The Jersey Shore despite what the eponymously named show […]

Lee Turkey Farm: U Pick Farms

There is something to be said for knowing where your food comes from. The origins can’t get any clearer than on a U Pick farm. As the name suggests, U Picks are farms where you pick your own produce right off the plants. It cuts out the middle man and allows you to choose as […]

Review: The Donut and Coffee Company (Farmingdale, NJ)

DoCo Coffee Company If you’re on the way to the Jersey Shore this summer and have a hankering for a sweet, DoCo, the Donut and Coffee company in Farmingdale I can highly recommend. It’s situated off Rte 33/34 in a small building with a red and black front door. The interior features a red, black […]

Confections of a Rockstar Review (Asbury Park, NJ)

Asbury Park New Jersey’s rock pedigree is well-known, so it’s appropriate that the town that gave us Bruce Springstein among others would have a bakery called Confections of a Rockstar. Co-owned by Kimmee Masi of the band Our Last Sin, it’s a quaint but fun bakery located at 550 Cookman Avenue. Rock Memorabilia adorns the […]

Food Memories: Pork Roll (Taylor Ham)

New Jersey is associated with many things. Sinatra, Asbury Park, fresh produce, shady politics, the turnpike….and then there is pork roll. It’s nearly impossible to find a grocery store, diner or boardwalk not selling pork roll. And as its 46k+ likes on Facebook will attest, it is the preeminent breakfast meat of the Garden State […]