Author: Lauren Payne

Following the worst devastation the Shore has seen in decades, the PBS series This Old House documents the repair or replacement of three Sandy-ravaged homes.

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As a girl, she learned to love fresh, simple food. Now this South Brunswick homeowner grows her own, cooks for friends (and the needy) and teaches healthy eating to others.

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River Watch

July 17, 2013

Perched above the Metedeconk River, River Watch offers a surprising escape from the bustling traffic on Route 70 and a mostly maritime menu.

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Dorcas of Bay Head

July 5, 2013

Charming sidewalk café is ideal for families. Serves breakfast and lunch, and also has a soda fountain.

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An innovative architect teams with a resourceful builder to create this ultra-chic outdoor living space on the Jersey Shore. Day or night, it’s the ultimate adult-friendly playground.

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This casual beach café (open all year) serves breakfast all day and lives up to its name with a friendly surfer vibe.

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After Sandy filled their home with two feet of water, a Brick Township couple underwent major renovations to restore what was lost.

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A Point Pleasant Beach homeowner rebuilds after Hurricane Sandy without the assistance of an architect or designer...or any kind of plan.

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Karen Bostwick never envisioned herself cooking for hundreds of hungry people. Hurricane Sandy changed all that.

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