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

Zen and the Art of Scrapple Eating at The Cracked Egg Cafe

So here I am, getting the band back together so to speak, and I present to you a brand-new post...with no pictures. But you'll see (or should I say read) why in a moment. By the way, how was the LBI Shellfish Soiree from three years ago? Yes, I'm pretty sick of seeing that post. … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Scrapple Eating at The Cracked Egg Cafe

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: Candy Corn Martini at Cuba Libre in The Quarter

Hey all you pumpkin spice people: there are other flavors that make us think of fall, y'know! Say, for instance, candy corn? OK, to be fair, candy corn mainly tastes like sugar...but hear me out... (Actually, hear Cuba Libre out...) Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is getting into the Halloween spirit with the debut … Continue reading South Jersey Nibble: Candy Corn Martini at Cuba Libre in The Quarter