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 discussion as well as a display from the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum.

Food for the evening should be quite a treat, with Forty North Oyster Farms from Mantoloking and Parson’s Seafood from Tuckerton providing the best from the bay. Four restaurants will be serving up their spins on shellfish: The Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House, Bistro 14, Black-eyed Susans and The Arlington. And ReClam the Bay will be grilling up oysters and clams for your consumption.

The soiree will take place this Friday from 7PM to 10PM. Tickets are $35 a person and can be purchased here.



South Jersey Nibble: Candy Corn Martini at Cuba Libre in The Quarter

Candy Corn Martini_2015Hey 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 of its special limited-time-only Candy Corn Martini. The fall-themed cocktail is available beginning today, October 5, and will run throughout October at the bar and in the dining room during dinner daily beginning at 4 p.m. and brunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:30 a.m.

So, what goes into a Candy Corn Martini? Well, the ones that will be mixed up at Cuba Libre will have vanilla vodka, Crème de Cacao, butterscotch schnapps, fresh orange juice and a splash of grenadine. For garnish, candy corn of course!

South Jersey Nibble: 410 Bank Street in Cape May Having Restaurant and Customer Appreciation Weeks

IMG_5453 (3)Just over thirty years old and still well-regarded, 410 Bank Street in Cape May is having special dining weeks during the early fall season. The restaurant is having two separate restaurant weeks, with a three-course prix fixe menus for $35. Week one was last week, but you can still take part in the second week, which will run until September 26.

After this week, 410 Bank Street will have two weeks of Customer Appreciation (September 27 to October 1 and October 4 to October 8). Diners will receive a free amuse-bouche as part of their meal.

Then on October 10, it is a special Mardi Gras celebration with oysters, filet mignon and complimentary masks and beads.

410 Bank Street will have its last night of the 2015 season on October 25.