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Restaurant Gala & Restaurant Week Extended PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Mar 11, 2010 at 07:58 AM

Restaurant Gala & Restaurant Week Extended

Tonight Th. March 11 - Atlantic City Restaurant Gala - Bally's 6:30 pm Moroccan Theme - A Taste of Paradise $200 Benefits Atlantic Cape Community College Culinary Program 463-4672

Atlantic City Restaurant Week Extended
Lunch $15.10 Dinner $33.10 See list below.


Ruth's Chris Steak House: A cut above the rest!

Restaurant Week in Atlantic County has been extended for a second week to give diners another chance to get to some of the best restaurants in the area. Check out  for listings. Ruth's Chris has extended for a second week including many others. See list below.

We also had a fabulous dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House with friends during Atlantic City's Restaurant Week! Scrumptious! Great  service! Upscale Décor!

We started with a choice of creamy Lobster Bisque or crisp house Salad. We were also served delicious breads; the raisin bread was particularly enjoyable.

 We all chose steak for our entrée and the Petite Filet was delicious. For an extra $2 you could get mashed potatoes or creamed spinach.

Everyone raved over their desserts: Tasty bread pudding or rich chocolate cake

 Our server Anthony was friendly and helpful. He even remembered the name of the former restaurant there, Babalu's Grill - a Cuban Restaurant.

Ruth's Chris Steak House 2020 Atlantic Ave. Atlantic City 344-5833

Valet Parking- pull in

Restaurant Week Continued. Call to see times and dates: 6ix A Bistro, Arturo's, Casa di Napoli, Continental Restaurant, DJ's Steakhouse, East Bay Crab & Grill, Evo, Gallagher's Steak House, Harborview, Johnny's Café, Joseph's @ Renault, Knife & Fork, La Fontana @ Caroline's, La Fontana @ Margate, Laguna Grill, Los Amigos, Megan's Pub, Mia, Foundation Room @ HOB, Nero's Grill, Polistinas, Red Pearl, Reflections Café, Rib & Chophouse, Royal Albert's Palace, Ruth's Chris, Sofia, The Café, The Inn at Sugar Hill, The Melting Pot, The Palm, The Reserve and Tre Figlio.


Last Updated ( Mar 11, 2010 at 05:18 PM )
Congress Hall Busy for Dead of Winter PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Feb 23, 2010 at 01:49 PM

Congress Hall's Blue Pig Tavern Busy for Dead of Winter

Recently our friends invited us to go out with them to the Blue Pig Tavern in Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ. The restaurant was packed on a recent Saturday night in the dead of winter. We had a cozy table right by a blazing fire!

We enjoyed cocktails in the Brown Room, before dinner. I loved the divine chocolate martini (above). The cozy bar has plenty of seating, attentive servers and a roaring fire. The Safari decor was a step back in time in this historic building from the 1800’s.

The crock of creamy  New England clam chowder was heavenly with tasty clams and potatoes. $5. The special , a delicious Prime Rib came with an enjoyable salad and a baked potato. $25.

The pasta pappardelle had a pleasing variety of flavors; broccoli rabe, white beans and sausage in chicken broth served with parm cheese. $18.

Historic Congress Hall has lovely rooms great for your next getaway, convention or retreat along with a  spa and shops to enjoy. Live music on the weekends. In the summer they offer outdoor dining.

Blue Pig Tavern  29 Perry St. Cape May 609 884-8422 Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Gidget @ Congress Hall in the summertime!


Last Updated ( Feb 23, 2010 at 02:04 PM )
Don't Miss Sandi Pointe for a Spectacular Meal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Dec 17, 2009 at 08:28 PM

Don't Miss Sandi Pointe for a Spectacular Meal

The new kid on the block in Somers Point is Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro. Formerly Mac's Restaurant, Sandi Pointe was packed the night we were there and all decked out for the holidays. Our meals were delicious and included the early bird - dusk menu (4 - 6 pm) which includes soup or salad, main course of skirt steak,(left) chicken marsala, shrimp scampi (bottom) and salmon and dessert choice of ice cream or key lime pie for $15.99.

The she crab soup was delicious. I enjoyed the Lobster & Crab Alfredo on angel hair pasta (below)that was packed full of lobster and a creamy sauce.


Owner Dan Anderson was former Manager at the Ram's Head. He was on hand to chat with the customers. We also got to meet the Chef Robert Bell from Ocean City. His parent's Bob & Jean Bell are friends of my parents and my Dad knew his grandfather Attorney Robert Bell.

Some interesting menu items were melon and peach salad, burgers, po boy (oysters), New England Bouillabaisse, veal scallopini, Filet mignon and rack of lamb. For dessert blueberry buckle, banana cream pie and Molten lava cake to mention a few.

Their menu is extensive and you can check it our on their website. I hope that Sandi Pointe is here to stay. Stop by and add to their success!

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro

908 Shore Rd Somers Point 927-2759


Last Updated ( Dec 17, 2009 at 08:34 PM )
That’s Italian! New Mama Mia’s Restaurant in EHT Superb -Fabulous - Delicious! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Oct 16, 2009 at 01:02 PM

That's Italian! New Mama Mia's Restaurant in EHT Superb -Fabulous - Delicious!

New on the restaurant scene at the Jersey Shore is Mama Mia's II in Egg Harbor Township. Owner Joe Massaglia's  Mama Mia's restaurant is open after a long wait. You'll find an intimate setting that will make you feel like you are in Italy. The staff is very attentive and helpful and the food is fabulous. It should be at the top of the list of next places to dine.

The décor is exquisite, warm, welcoming and Joe told me he is the decorator! Bravo! Check out the mural of Portofino Italy and the Mayor Sonny McCullough boat!

Make sure to get reservations 484-8877 and my advice-this is not the place for kids. They have a great take out, if you have kids, but make this a night for just you and your sweetie! Mainly because they don't have a kids menu and it is kinda pricey, but not over the top...and don't forget to dress up to make it an occasion.  With 8 tables you will feel like family.

Joe was born in Italy and believes in using the freshest ingredients and always delights with creative specials. Mama Mia's also offers catering and Joe gives a lot of time to charity work making the Restaurant Gala a huge success every year!

We were thrilled to enter the beautiful cozy restaurant and enjoyed with a great bottle of wine BYOB, and delicious homemade breads along with pizzas and a fresh bruschetta for each of us compliments of the chef. Next you are served a delicious salad with Caesar dressing and fresh parmesan cheese. You'll enjoy reading the menu while you enjoy the first courses.

We all devoured our meals. I enjoyed creamy risotto with prawns and scallops (below), my husband enjoyed the breaded veal chop (left) with garlic breading on a bed of lettuce and tomato. One of our friends raved over the Mediterranean Sea Bass, bronzini, on a bed of fingerling potatoes (bottom), local olives and string beans-that was filleted table side by the owner. They also serve the best homemade gnocchi with a sage cream sauce and I want to go back soon to enjoy.


For dessert we savored the freshest homemade cheese cake and heavenly tira mi su!


Mama Mia's 6105 West Jersey Ave. (corner of English Creek Rd & West Jersey Ave) Egg Harbor Township

484-8877 Reservations Suggested BYOB

Other location on Rt 9 & 50 in Seaville, NJ 624-9322

The website includes some of his best recipes including Penne alla Mama...You'll loveit!

Check out my new blog


Last Updated ( Oct 16, 2009 at 02:38 PM )
Romance, Great Food, the Royal Treatment- All Your's at the Washington Inn in Cape May PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Oct 02, 2009 at 05:47 PM

Romance, Great Food, the Royal Treatment- All Your's  at the Washington Inn in Cape May

Summer is now a fading memory, and I am finding time to sit back and reflect on another great summer at the Jersey Shore. One highlight was dinner with friends at the Washington Inn which was a perfect evening. There are many reasons that The Washington Inn is one of the top restaurants in the whole area. There is the charm of the circa 1840 building with a classy bar, an extensive wine cellar and great dining rooms. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive, the place is immaculate and cozy and the food, superb.

Where shall I begin? The Washington Inn is in the heart of this Victorian seaside resort, so parking can be tricky. But no worries they have valet parking. We had friends in from Texas so this was the perfect place for a night out on the town! We started out with a refreshing bottle of Pinot grigio from their wine cellar & some delicious bread.                          


I really enjoyed the Romaine salad with parmesan dressing, grape tomatoes, croutons and white anchovies. We were also treated to a unique beet and cheese bruschetta compliments of the Chef Mimi Wood.

My husband had been craving their crab cake appetizer and was not disappointed. I ordered the shrimp & spaghetti pasta, with chilies, garlic, sundried tomatoes & arugula. The only problem was I did not understand "chilies "as meaning spicy, but that's a good way to learn about tastes in new foods.

Another fantastic entre was filet mignon (Top)with a rich burgundy sauce, potatoes, roasted peppers, blue cheese butter. The Prix fixe scallops were fine, but my friend wished she had been a little more adventurous. Her husband raved about the hazelnut crusted halibut special. (Left)

Everything is a work of art here and the desserts are no exception. We all devoured our desserts which included blueberry crisp, the seasonal peach trio -(Left) amazing peach strudel, homemade peach ice cream & peach cobbler; the figure-friendly Angle food cake with berries and the decadent chocolate molten lava cake with home made ice cream. (Below)

Executive Chef Mimi Wood does a superb job keeping this top rated restaurant at the top of the list! Make plans to go soon!

Tips: Make reservations well ahead! Get there early and spend some time enjoying a cocktail in their warm & cozy bar area.

The Washington Inn will be participating in Restaurant Week (Oct 18 - 25) but will be open Oct. 18, 21 - 25. $35.09 for a wonderful dining experience!!


The Washington Inn 801 Washington St. Cape May 609 884-5697


Last Updated ( Oct 02, 2009 at 06:19 PM )
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