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What's For Breakfast? Why not try Mc Glade's in Ocean City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Aug 15, 2010 at 08:36 AM

What's For Breakfast? Why not try Mc Glade's in Ocean City

What's for breakfast? If you are at the Shore and are wondering, why not check out McGlade's at 2nd & the Bay in Ocean City. McGlade's is one of the few places that has dockside dining on the water in OC. We recently had breakfast there and enjoyed great food and picturesque views. As always get there early to get the best seats and service. We arrived at 8 am.  The only drawback, they don't serve pancakes. Nonetheless, the food was terrific! Tomato, egg and cheese on a croissant (left)


Chocolate Chip Waffles

French toast

Omlet with fried potatoes

McGlade's 2nd & Bay Ave. Ocean City, NJ 399-5588 Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Last Updated ( Aug 16, 2010 at 07:19 PM )
Fresco's on Bank Street in Cape May PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Jul 20, 2010 at 07:58 PM

Fresco's on Bank Street in Cape May- Fresh and Friendly

Summertime in Cape May is a step back in time. Charming Victorian houses, salt air, cool breezes and some of the best dining in the area. Last year we had a great meal at 410 Bank Street so we wanted to try their restaurant next door, Fresco's. We had an early reservation and were able to get a table on the very charming porch. We struck up great conversations with all the patrons. One couple from Philly, one from Hackensack, and 2 women from Maryland.

We had wonderful service and very good food. We started with rolls and olive oil and BYOB wine. We split the crab cake appetizer, $11, a crunchy flat cake on top of angel hair pasta with olives and capers.(below)Unique and tasty.

Crab bisque $9, Lasagna $19, Putanesca $18, Penne Pesto $18, Ravioli $17, Salmon $22, Lobster mkt, and Rigatoni with sausage $19.

The Scallop and Shrimp Pescatore, $26.50, is the most requested entrée and was out of this world. The pappardelle pasta and cream sauce made a nice blend and the seafood was tender and tasty.

My husband was a little disappointed in the Osso Bucco, $29, after reading many reviews on how good it was. His veal was extra fatty and did not have enough seasoning.

For dessert we enjoyed Chocolate Hazelnut Cake and Ricotta Cheese Cake with fresh fruit.


Frescos is in an old Victorian house. You can park at the end of the street and are reimbursed at the restaurant.

Frescos 412 Bank Street Cape May 609 884-0366


Last Updated ( Jul 20, 2010 at 08:12 PM )
Twistie's - A Local Secret with Great Food in Strathmere PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Jul 20, 2010 at 07:34 PM

Twistie's - A Local Secret with Great Food in Strathmere

Great dining without the frills! A step back in time. A nice outdoor dining area.

Appetizer - Delicious scallops and bacon $13.95 Enough for 4!

Special Spare Ribs Half $15.95

Fried Shrimp $19.95

Tuna and Arugula Salad $14.95

Po' Boy Fried Oyster with mixed greens, cole slaw & french fries. $13.95 Excellent!

Also Pizza $14.95, Turkey club $12.95, BLT $8.95, Meatballs, Sausage and peppers $8.50

The bar area with friendly locals

Twistie's Tavern Along the Bay 232 S Bayview Dr. Strathmere 263-2200

No Reservations - Strathmere is north of Sea Isle City in Cape May County

Lunch 12 - 5 pm Dinner 5 - 10 pm You can pull your boats up and come for a meal!

The beautiful Strathmere Beach






Last Updated ( Jul 20, 2010 at 07:57 PM )
Stone Harbor Sole-A Sunny Restaurant Springer's for Great Ice Cream Ocean Gallery for Great Artwork PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Jul 20, 2010 at 03:04 PM


Stone Harbor Sole-A Sunny Restaurant - Springer's for Great Ice Cream - Ocean Gallery for Great Artwork

Sole Italian Restaurant is a sunny spot on the Avenue in Stone Harbor. Located at 9800 3rd Ave. it is right where all the action is in Stone Harbor.

Our friends invited us to go with them back in June and we were excited to try out this cheery, upscale Italian Restaurant.  We started with delicious ciabatta bread and olive oil with our BYOB wine.

Appetizers: Tasty, moist fried calamari $8.95 Below

Bruschetta with shaved parm $5.95

Sole Salad - Baby greens, romaine, parm, balsamic dressing $7.95

Spaghetti Adriatica - Crab and tomatoes $21.95

 Chicken Siciliana  - with eggplant, olives, artichokes & tomato $16.95

Chicken Venezia - with crab, asparagus, red pepper with cream sauce $19.95

Ravioli Bolognese - with homemade meat sauce $15.95

Stone Harbor doesn't have a boardwalk so the downtown is where the locals hang out! The night we were there it was packed. After dinner we had a walk on the town, a chance to shop and eat ice cream at Springer's Homemade Ice Cream. I enjoyed the delicious dinner mint chocolate chip. The long line was worth the wait and moved quickly.

My tips for summer dining at the Jersey Shore.

1. Dine mid week if you can- restaurants will be less busy.

2. Get a reservation early in the evening. You'll beat the crowds and get more attention.

3. I like bringing small 4 pkg. bottles of wine, since we are not big wine drinkers.

4. When dining at "upscale restaurants" with a la carte menus, skip the appetizers and salad. Then you will be hungrier for dinner and you won't add the $7 - 10 charge to the already pricey entrée. The salads are delicious, but if you are going to have to make a cut, I prefer to do it there.

5. Most restaurants post their menu online, so check out the menu ahead of time for prices and choices. It'll help you make up your mind if it's a place you want to dine.

Sole Italian Restaurant 9800 3rd Ave. Stone Harbor 609 368-9400

Springer's Ice Cream 50 flavors 9420 3rd Ave. Stone Harbor

Check out Ocean Gallery 9613 3rd Ave. Stone Harbor


Last Updated ( Jul 21, 2010 at 07:09 AM )
There's no Place Like Home for Luke Palladino- Opens Signature Restaurant Locally PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Jun 22, 2010 at 04:27 PM

There's no Place Like Home for Luke Palladino- Opens Signature Restaurant Locally

Luke Palladino is back! The chef from Boragta's Ombra & Speccio has just opened his signature restaurant on Rt. 9 in Northfield. The intimate dining room offers an open kitchen and a fresh décor and seats about 30. Reservations are recommended.

Palladino was voted "most likely to succeed" from his class at the Culinary Institute of America and his resume shows an ambitious adventurer who is glad to be back in the Atlantic City area after helping to open restaurants around the country.

After graduating from CIA, he spent 3 years in Italy learning traditional regional cooking. He was successful in Aspen, Las Vegas, Biloxi and Pompano. Now it is his time to showcase is skills, friendly personality and fabulous menu in Northfield.

Recently we had a superb meal that started with Antipasti. We chose a selection of cheese to go with homemade bread, olive oil and BYOB wine. Other options include salami, breadsticks wrapped in prosciutto and more. 

We shared the asparagus appetizer special which was a delicious pureed asparagus mousse topped with spears.  One of a kind creation!

Bean soup with pancetta, Caesar salad and Caprese salad were some choices for the next course, followed by Pasta.

We enjoyed the linguine and clams, fresh with homemade pasta. Incredible!

The Lamb with balsamic honey glaze with asparagus may be the best meal I have ever had! The sweet and tangy sauce with 2 tender lamb chops was exquisite.

The Braciole, a stuffed ribeye with fingerling potatoes & Swiss chard was enjoyable but not like the braciole my husband grew up with.

The Veal Saltimbocca with white wine glaze & polenta was savory and sensational.

Standing rib roast looked amazing!

The heavenly Chocolate Rum Cake was unbelievable. Worth going back just for that.

The Panna Cotta with Strawberries was a refreshing tasty flan. Our friends enjoyed the Ricotta Zeppole, powdered sugar cream puffs.

The atmosphere is friendly and professional and busy. Mid week may not be as busy as the weekend. Worth the high end price - you get what you pay for. Takeout available. No kids menu or highchairs. Reservations suggested.

Luke Palladino 1333 New Rd (Plaza 9 corner of Rt. 9 & Tilton Rd) Northfield 646-8189

View the menu online @

I have been to Ombra twice- once for our 35th Wedding Anniversary where we enjoyed a fabulous family dinner in the Wine Cellar room and the other time in the bar area where Palladino came out to slice the truffles for the people next to us. Priceless! Palladino's friendly smile and charming persona along with excellent food is a great combination for Old World Dining! Don't miss it!


Last Updated ( Jun 22, 2010 at 04:48 PM )
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