After a long, tough Sandy winter, the Shore is poised (amazingly) for a good old sandy summer. As we researched the issue with visits to the Shore in late winter and early spring, Sandy’s scars were still quite evident. Yet we were heartened by the progress we witnessed. Even in the most battered areas, boardwalks were being rebuilt, restaurants refurbished and homes made habitable again. The news is mostly good. With a few heartbreaking exceptions, beaches will be ready to deliver on the promise of summer fun when Memorial Day weekend rolls around.
The Shore rental market is Hurricane Sandy’s latest victim. But nervous property owners are mainly holding fast on summer rates.
Living down its past, a longtime Shore favorite puts on a family-friendly face.
A new crop of B&Bs pop up in Belmar.
By Sophia Ahn
Belmar's happening dining scene.
What to expect down the Shore this post-Sandy summer. Your town-by-town guide.
A view of ocean, bay or river is the secret sauce that spices up Shore dining. Here’s your guide to vittles with vistas.
By Tara Nurin
The wildest late-night scene on the Shore unfolds alcohol-free at Beach Haven's the Chicken or the Egg.
By Nick DiUlio
Hurricane Sandy is just the latest calamity to strike the tough old towns along the Raritan Bay. From Keyport to Keansburg to Highlands, here’s how they’re bouncing back.
Here are some key new attractions to check out this summer.
Baby’s first trip down the Shore awakens her mom’s memories of sand, surf and pesky mattress springs.
By Amanda Staab
This week Rosie tells us about the Montclair Food & Wine Festival, Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest, upcoming restaurant weeks and much more news about NJ restaurants.
The Jersey Shore has come a long way since Hurricane Sandy. Nowhere was that more evident today than Belmar, where Governor Chris Christie cut the ribbon on the town's new $8 million boardwalk.
A young woman, a book, a cup of coffee and a temptation under glass..
Elegant, balanced, light to medium in body, high in acidity, wonderful with food. It sounds like a lovely white wine, right? Think again. How about the red wine camouflaged as a white wine?