A Few Words About Caffrey’s Tavern

Sick to my stomach. That's what it felt like watching the video of Caffrey's Tavern burning. Hours later, and it doesn't feel any better. I wasn't born in Forked River, but this has been my home town for 14 years. Other than the town I grew up in (Willingboro), I have not lived in any … Continue reading A Few Words About Caffrey’s Tavern

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Caneda’s White Rooster: An Interview with Patricia Caneda

  Q: Do you think Toms River is ready for this? A: I think Toms River needs this. It was only a few years ago that Caneda's "An Empanada Experience" snuck up on us on Fischer Boulevard in Toms River and gave the gastronomically-curious a small sampling of Cuban cuisine in empanada form. But owner … Continue reading Caneda’s White Rooster: An Interview with Patricia Caneda

South Jersey Nibble: Shellfish Soiree at LBI Foundation on October 9th

Got a hankerin' for some shellfish? No? Well, then, stop reading and go elsewhere! For those who do have that hankerin', there's still time to get tickets for the annual Shellfish Soiree hosted by the Long Beach Island Foundation. They're calling it a night of "Bay-themed art, film and music," and will feature a panel … Continue reading South Jersey Nibble: Shellfish Soiree at LBI Foundation on October 9th

South Jersey Nibble: Elktoberfest in Forked River on September 27th

It's a rare treat to be able to talk about a food event in my own neck of the woods, but here goes: This Sunday is the first annual Elktoberfest, hosted by the Lacey Elks (Get it? Elktoberfest? Elks?). The traditional German food for the event is being provided by the Forked River Butcher Shop, … Continue reading South Jersey Nibble: Elktoberfest in Forked River on September 27th

South Jersey Nibble: The Makers Festival in Manahawkin on September 19th

The summer season is over, and the locals along the shore are coming out of their bunkers and enjoying the still-warm weather. It seems altogether fitting and proper that a celebration of all things locally handcrafted would be taking place now. It is the first annual Makers Festival, and it will be held this Saturday … Continue reading South Jersey Nibble: The Makers Festival in Manahawkin on September 19th