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Red Sky Opens for Lunch! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Jun 06, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Red Sky Opens for Lunch!

Good news! The Red Sky Café in Seaville is now open for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! (Lunch 7 days starting June 18). The great Southwest menu is a perfect way to enjoy something a little different than traditional steak or seafood, because the chef prepares everything with a southwest twist. They offer great specials too! Every day there is a different chili and gumbo. I always start with a cup of chili –The Chicken Chili with BBQ was awesome for $4.95. I’m never disappointed.

Nachos and salsa are brought to the table and we also ordered extra Red Sky Nachos- Tortilla chips, beans, salsa, chicken, melted cheese and sour cream $9.95 for our party.(left) 

I was psyched to have the Grouper (top) with mango salsa on greens served with rice and black beans for $16.95, which was featured in the Press of Atlantic City’s new cookbook. I had never had grouper and I enjoyed the healthy meal with a great southwest taste. My husband enjoyed the BBQ Beef Tortilla, guacamole & sour cream served with rice and black beans for $9.95. (below)

You can also get takeout! Why not have steak and chicken fajitas for your next party. Add margaritas & nachos and you’re all set! Red Sky is open 7 days a week. Dinner starts at 4 pm!


There is always a packed parking lot, a good sign for any restaurant and outside dining on picnic tables too! BYOB. We have gotten to be good friends with the owners Jeff and Greta Schwartz. Greta and staff recently threw a wonderful baby shower for my daughter-in-law who has been a waitress there. I was surprised at how big their staff of beautiful, friendly young women is and they have a great chef and owners too!

Red Sky Café 3054 Rt. 9 Seaville 624-2550 


Last Updated ( Jun 06, 2008 at 01:09 PM )
Some of My Favorite Restaurants PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Apr 06, 2008 at 10:57 AM

Some of my latest dining experiences include…

A lovely 2 pound lobster at the Lobster House in Cape May, NJ




Moist and sweet Chilean sea bass at the Crab Trap, Somers Point, NJ

Great light meal at Lucky Bones, Cape May, NJ including Shrimp cocktail, Deluxe Nachos, Pizza & Hamburgers


Last Updated ( Jul 31, 2015 at 04:59 AM )
Escape to Debra’s Daydream Café PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Mar 07, 2008 at 02:23 PM

Escape to Debra’s Daydream Café

Recently we spent a quiet, leisurely winter afternoon at Debra’s Daydream Café in Tuckerton. Debra’s is inside a great indoor emporium of great gifts, antiques and historical art work by Cathleen Engelsen. The café is in the front of the shop that used to be Gerber’s Department Store in yesteryear. The café looks out on Rt. 9 and you get a great view of the lake. I have an old video of Tuckerton that shows when the lake flowed over Route 9, as well as my great grandfather walking down the street in the 1940s, a gift from our cousin Lincoln Mott. I love to return to Tuckerton, home of the Tuckerton Seaport and the many cemeteries where early inhabitants are buried including many of my ancestors; the Motts, Falkinburgs and Allens.  At the Seaport you can learn about the life of the baymen, decoy carvers and early life of the area.

We started our lunch with a crock of French Onion Soup topped with browned cheeses and toast (left). Delicious! I had some hot cider rimmed with cinnamon sugar.  My husband enjoyed some hot chocolate. For the main course I enjoyed the spinach quiche and mixed green salad with blue cheese dressing (right). The quiche was tasty but undersalted; a trend I am seeing more and more. Homemade jumbo lump crab cake was served with a mixed green salad as well. Marvelous!

We were delighted with our desserts; the bread pudding (top) was stunning with a delicious custard taste in a martini glass and hot brownie with ice cream (left) and whipped cream was very satisfying to my “chocolate lover” husband. A pot of French vanilla tea was a perfect way to finish this comfort food meal.

Starting this summer the Café will offer boat cruises out to the bay. Talk to Debra about a special party menu for private parties. The café would be a great place for your next private party, shower or a get together with friends. Give Debra a call for details. The food is fantastic, the service friendly and you will find a charming ambiance.

There will be a Spring Fashion Show on Sat. April 19 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm for $20. Why not make it a night out for the ladies?

Debra’s Daydream Café

2 E Main Street Tuckerton (609) 294-9244

Everyday 11 – 4 pm, Sun. 11 – 3 pm Turn on Water Street from Parking behind the Emporium.

Last Updated ( Mar 07, 2008 at 02:33 PM )
Oooh la la! Ma France Creperie est tres bien! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Oct 01, 2007 at 12:05 PM

Oooh la la! Ma France Creperie est tres bien!

There is a delightful , French Café in Ocean City on 9th Street called Ma France Creperie. They are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner starting at 8 am.

Over the summer we had a fun family get-together at Ma France Creperie for breakfast. The menu serves healthy buckwheat crepes with fillings and sweet crepes with choice of sugar, strawberries and chocolate to name a few (below).  I grew up eating crepes with sugar…Ooohhh la la! … So the sweet crepes were a real pleasure for me. The chicken and mushroom crepes looked great as well (below right).

They also serve specialty teas and coffee. The owners are hard working and it is worth a stop to this quaint, cozy café in the heart of Ocean City.

Ma France Creperie 506 Ninth St. Ocean City 399-9955

(next to The Chatterbox, between Central and Wesley)


Last Updated ( Oct 08, 2007 at 04:52 PM )
OC Surf Café - A friendly local surf hangout with great food! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Sep 04, 2007 at 06:48 PM
The OC Surf Café- A friendly local surf hangout with great food!


If you want to enter the world of the local surfers and please your teenagers, check out the Ocean City Surf Café on 8th Street in Ocean City. The Surf Café is a cool place with great surf art, pictures of local surfers, awesome surf videos on flat screen tvs and great food as well. Everyone will be entertained as they wait and enjoy the great ambiance.


The day we were there was a busy Sunday morning. It was one of the hottest days of the year so we were so thankful they had air conditioning. I enjoyed iced coffee, a wonderful swiss cheese omlet and potato home fries. My husband enjoyed the banana nut French Toast. Other items include Pancake Stacks with Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, Blueberry, also in Waffles and French toast.


There is a great variety of omlets to choose from, Western- ham, onions, peppers; Garden-broccoli, mushroom, zucchini, tomato; Southwest-blackbean, onion, salsa, pepper, cheddar; and Italian- sausage, onion, peppers, sauce, provolone, all sounded delicious. I didn’t get time to check out the lunch menu but at this rate it has to be spectacular. You may even get a surf report from one of the servers who happens to be a surfer too.


OC Surf Café 715 8th St. between Ocean and Atlantic, Ocean City 391-9555

Have a ‘Dixie Picnic’ at the Beach

If you are at the shore in the Ocean City area, check out the unique Dixie Picnic Restaurant. The Dixie Picnic offers southern specialties and will even box up your lunch for you to take to the beach.

 Recently I enjoyed the box lunch with a turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwich that was delicious. Other choices include Smithfield and Virginia Baked ham, Chicken salad with pecans and grapes, Roast Beef and provolone and my friend enjoyed the Veggie Sandwich with avocado, tomato, Colby cheese, cucumber, lettuce and fresh 7-grain bread. The box lunch includes choice of sandwich; potato, pasta or fruit salad; a deviled egg and an “upcake” a special cupcake, all  for $8.25.

Breakfasts include ham and biscuits, flap jacks, omlets, French toast a l’orange and more. Dinners include burgers, ribs, crab cakes, chili, pulled pork and more. They also include gluten-free products. Dixie Picnic is on 8th Street right before you get to the beach and boardwalk. They also have delicious sticky buns.

Dixie Picnic 819 8th St. Ocean City 399-1999

Last Updated ( Sep 04, 2007 at 06:49 PM )
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