The Borscht Belt to Host Elyssa Friedland Book Signing July 30

Plus: Other food and drink events in Cape May and Rumson.

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The exterior of The Borscht Belt in Stockton. Photo courtesy of The Borscht Belt

Book Signing at The Borscht Belt

Stockton • July 30

From 5–7 pm, author Elyssa Friedland will bring her book, Last Summer at the Golden Hotel, to The Borscht Belt. The first hour is free; fans can engage in a Q&A with Friedland and have her sign a copy of the book, which will be available for purchase. The second hour is a VIP experience, giving guests exclusive access to a meet-and-greet with the author, as well as a boxed dinner from The Borscht Belt. The box includes a choice of cold sandwich, plus sides, chips and soda. VIP tickets are $75 per person. A portion of sales will support Leket Israel, an organization providing meals to Israelis in need.

The Borscht Belt, 19 Bridge St., Stockton; 609-460-4051

Live Music at La Mer Beachfront Resort

Cape May • Friday to Sunday

With a relaxing outdoor space complete with fire pits and Adirondack chairs, La Mer embraces summer with live music every weekend from 6–9 pm. Resort guests and the public are welcome to attend. Enjoy music while sipping La Mer’s signature cocktails, including the Cape May Twist, made with Patron anejo, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, lime juice and club soda; the Cassis Spritz (Prosecco, creme de cassis, club soda and blackberries); a Decadent Chocolate Martini (Tito’s vodka, Godiva white and dark chocolate, and créme de coco) and more.

La Mer Beachfront Resort, 1317 Beach Ave., Cape May; 609-884-9000

New Sushi Menu at Salt Creek Grille


Already known for seafood, burgers and steaks, Salt Creek Grille is adding a sushi menu to its roster. The popularity of the sashimi-style Tuna Stack was the catalyst. The new menu features appetizers like Seaweed Salad and, of course, plenty of sushi. Rolls include the Blue Crab Roll, with blue crab, cucumber and wasabi mayo; the signature Salt Creek Roll, consisting of tuna, salmon, cucumber and daikon sprouts in soy paper, topped with both spicy and wasabi mayo; and many more.

Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Ave., Rumson; 732-216-6335

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