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Great Turn Out for Atlantic City Restaurant Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Mar 16, 2011 at 08:26 AM

Great Turn Out for Atlantic City Restaurant Week

Dining in the area got a real boost with Atlantic City's Restaurant Week. You could see the list of restaurants and read the menus online so you could plan ahead and make reservations. For $33.11 we got Appetizer, Main course and Dessert. This year we enjoyed Manna, Buddakan & Dock's Oyster House.





Dinner at Manna Restaurant in Margate 8409 Ventnor Ave. Margate 609 822-7722 BYOB

Manna is an upscale restaurant in Margate with great ambiance and a friendly staff.

We started with creamy crab, fennel & tomato risotto. Great combination. Heavenly!...

Spinach salad with bacon, red onion, eggs, almonds, cheese & tomato. Really good!...

Lamb chop & spare ribs with cous cous with pepper relish. Excellent flavors!...

Short ribs & Yukon gold potato puree. A tasty, meat and potatoes meal!...

Sausage & mozzarella rigatoni. Spicy and hearty!...

Mini pecan pie, banana cake & chocolate cake mousse Delicious morsels!...

Buddakan The Pier at Caesars Atlantic City 609 674-0100

Spectacular meal at Buddakan. Sake - fun drink!

Asian Caesar Salad with spicy cashews. Highly recommend...

Pan-seared sea bass with butternut squash and mushrooms. To die for!...

Donuts-banana & chocolate filled. Chocolate cake with coffee ice cream.  Very delicious, unique flavors...

Dock's Oyster House 2405 Atlantic Ave. Atlantic City 609 345-0092

Maine Clam chowder with steamed clams Fresh & creamy!

Arugula salad with walnuts, cranberries. pears & feta cheese. Yummy!

Grilled filet mignon, mashed potatoes and asparagus. Nice flavors...

Panko oysters, baked potato, vegetable medley. Great taste!...

Key lime pie and molten chocolate cake. Exquisite!...


Next year's Restaurant Week will be March 4 - 10th, 2012.


Last Updated ( Mar 16, 2011 at 09:03 AM )
Fall in Love at Luke Palladino's PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Jan 29, 2011 at 03:18 PM

Fall in Love at Luke Palladino's

We recently had another fabulous time at Luke Palladino's Italian Restaurant in Northfield, NJ. We were so pleased that our guests had a wonderful time as well. The restaurant is small with an open kitchen so it makes a really romantic setting. The wait staff are very professional and helpful with advice on the menu.

Why not make reservations for Valentine's Day?

We started out with Umbrian Bean Soup and Classic Caesar Salad with fresh parmigiano. Perfect choices! below

Our guests had the mushroom Crepe. Fresh Italian bread was served and we ordered Peppers alla Nonna, delicious.

We shared a bowl of bolognese that was very good. For main course I enjoyed the delicious gnocchi. The guys devoured the shard Rib Eye, fingerling potatoes and broccoli rabe. The pasta Bucatini with pancetta and tomatoes & chili peppers was a little spicy for our guest, but I really enjoyed it. Palettes are so different so always ask before ordering.


For dessert everyone raved over the Chocolate Molten Lava cake (above top) and the Gelato with Limoncello & espresso and Ameretti cookies was divine! I can't wait to go back with some more friends!

BYOB Reservations suggested  609.646.8189 (Leave message)

Luke Palladino Plaza 9 Shopping Center
1333 New Road
Northfield, NJ 08225


Last Updated ( Jan 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM )
Where I have been Dining PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Oct 20, 2010 at 02:18 PM


Where I have been Dining

Above right- The Lobster House Docks Cape May- this summer

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

For one of the best meals at the Jersey Shore! Great service, Delicious food! Early birds specials before 6 pm . You can also turn an appetizer into a main course.

Incredible scallops and risotto with creamy succotash with sweet white corn.

Delectable filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus.

Crab cake appetizer with roasted red pepper sauce.

Fish Special Branzino

Decadent Chocolate Mousse Tower

JR's Tavern Somers Point

650 New Rd. Somers Point 653-9853

Casual, affordable dining. Early Birds 3 - 6 pm

Shrimp salad  & Crab Imperial

Decadent Molten Lava & Apple Crisp

Great hamburgers, seafood and more... This bar has a separate dining area in the back.

Caffe Luciano Lamberti's 301 Longport Blvd. Longport (609) 822-1002

Lobster Salad 

Steak with Mashed Potatoes                     Grilled Chicken

Great views, friendly service, a little pricey. Fair experience.

Last Updated ( Oct 20, 2010 at 03:02 PM )
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 )
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