June 2017: The Shore Guide

This year’s Shore Guide showcases the wave of success in Asbury Park, the joys of Cape May, tips for how to have a safe and sweet beach day and more!

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The Shore Guide

Asbury Park Comes Alive!

After years of false starts, the city’s redevelopment is finally riding a wave of success.

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Eatings From Asbury Park

Most places are lucky to have one restaurant row. This town has two: one along the boardwalk and another a short walk from the beach. Here are a host of worthy spots.

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8 New Things Down the Shore This Summer

Long-anticipated rides, restaurants and a revived theater add sparkle to summer 2017.

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19 Tips For a Great (And Safe!) Day at the Beach

Want to make the most of your trip to the Jersey Shore? Check out these helpful ideas from our beach-loving staff.

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Want to Build the Perfect Sand Castle? The Pros Tell You How

Belmar contest competitors share their granular secrets.

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3 Places To Stay in Asbury Park

Looking to getaway to Asbury Park? Book a room at one of these wonderful Asbury Park hotels.

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Great Days in Cape May

There’s plenty for everyone at Jersey’s southernmost resort.

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At Beach Plum Farm, Experience a Taste of Sunlight

Hotelier Curtis Bashaw welcomes visitors to Beach Plum Farm, Cape May’s greenest must-see destination.

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Where to Stay: 10 Cape May Motels, Hotels and More

Cape May accommodations range from motels to B&Bs to the grandest of grand resorts. Here’s a sampling.

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Healthy Boardwalk Food? Step Right Up!

Wondering how to eat healthy on the boardwalk? Here are some choices that will help you steer clear of junk food.

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Eat & Drink

Bringing the Fire From Home: Joyce Chinese in River Edge

Regular visits to his native China convinced Leo Le to turn up the heat and authenticity on China’s most popular and influential
cuisine—spicy, potent, complex Szechuan.

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A Happy Breadline for the Cape May Bread Lady

Many willingly wait for the loaves of Cape May’s Bread Lady.

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Try a Little Tenderness: Tenderhill in Whitehouse Station

Chef Ethan Oh named his restaurant Tenderhill for the foothills of the nearby Cushetunk Mountain and for one of the attributes of his eclectic modern food.

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Regional Italian at ITA101

At ITA 101, his BYO in Medford, chef Kevin Maher steers clear of spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parm and the like in order to expose diners to Italian regional specialties.

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All Days Are Dog Days: Destination Dogs in New Brunswick

Destination Dogs offers an array of themed hot dogs and gonzo toppings, 34 in all, not to mention sides like something called patatas ridiculas.

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Shore Spot Has It Nailed: The Rusty Nail in Cape May

Across from the beach in Cape May, the fire pit at the Rusty Nail burns nightly, adding to the appeal of the frozen cocktails and moderately-priced seafood.

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New Sips by the Shore

The newest distilleries and breweries that have opened on the Shore, plus tips on tours and tastings.

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Wonder Wheels

Surf chairs and abundant ramps allow the disabled to share in the summer joys of New Jersey beaches.

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When All Eyes Were on Glassboro

Fifty years ago, the world’s most powerful leaders and diplomats descended on a South Jersey college town to talk peace.

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Garden Variety

Keyport Unlocks Its Glorious Gardens

The Keyport Garden Walk, now in its sixth year, allows visitors to explore about 40 green and growing sites in this charming town on Raritan Bay.

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What We’re Reading This Summer

Nine new 2017 books to read at the beach this summer, including Abandon Me by Melissa Febos, Hourglass by Dani Shapiro, The Idiot by Elif Batuman and more.

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Shore Shows Take Center Stage

After a day of sun and sand, stick around for these productions offered at theaters at the Jersey Shore.

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When Jim Crow Plagued Jersey

A new book explains how the Shore was an economic and social laboratory for civil rights after slavery ended.

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Home & Garden

After Sandy, A Bay Head Home Rebuilt Small and Smart

Rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, this Bay Head family made every nook and cranny count.

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Only in New Jersey with Steve Adubato

At Last, Good News for Atlantic City

Hard Rock Casino deal is latest development jackpot.

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Glamping with Wanderland Pop-Up Means Roughing It Without The Rough

Wanderland Pop-Up in Asbury Park provides luxury tents for people who love the outdoors, but also love being fabulous.

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3 Shore Things For a Fun Beach Day

Beach-ready goods for sun-filled summer days.

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Got Dad Jeans? How About a Personal Stylist (Kind Of)

This Kearny-based online clothing service offers a wardrobe rescue even the most laid-back guy can master.

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With Greenlines, Surfers Dive Into Beachwear

Family’s Shore business goes global.

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Exit Ramp

Skin in the Game: Jersey’s Only Nude Beach

At Sandy Hook’s Gunnison Beach, nudity comes naturally (even for a pair of novices).

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