Family owned and operated, Russo’s Italian Restaurant in Ship Bottom is worth adding to your culinary bucket list. Located in the center of Long Beach Island, the restaurant offers a wide variety of options to satisfy your cravings for specialty Italian food—whether you’re there for a large family gathering or an intimate date night.
The owners and staff members pride themselves on the dedication required to prepare each item on the menu. From pasta to pizza, everything is made in small batches from recipes created by devoted chefs Vince Russo and Gabe Dellangelo.
And thanks to its signature white chowder made fresh daily, Russo’s is also part of LBI Chowderfest’s Chowder Trail. Ahead of Chowderfest on October 1, you can hit the Chowder Trail and become a Traveling Taster, sampling chowders along the island and, beginning September 3, casting votes for your favorites. (Russo’s is ready for your love!) To register for the Chowder Trail—as well as download the Chowder Trail playlist, find lodging info, view event videos and peruse Chowderfest’s history—visit chowderfest.com.
LBI’s 34th annual Chowderfest on October 1 will feature live music, chowder for purchase, merchants, wine, seltzer, a variety of beer on tap, and surprise activities. The free event will conclude with an award ceremony announcing the 2022 champions.
Presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which has been serving area businesses and visitors since 1914, LBI’s Chowderfest showcases the barrier island and its bayfront communities. The festival’s focus on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, unique recipes, and pride of place creates a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure throughout early fall.
For more information on the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, call 609-494-7211 or visit their virtual visitor center.Click here to leave a comment