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Cape May Wine Trail stops at 3 vineyards

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 02, 2013 04:00 pm

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CAPE MAY COUNTY - The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities will present the Cape May Wine Trail noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

The day begins with lunch at a Cape May restaurant, followed by an afternoon visiting Cape May County wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. The MAC trolley will shuttle participants to three local wineries – Willow Creek Winery in West Cape May, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery in Rio Grande, and Natali Vineyards in Cape May Court House – where guests will learn about viniculture and visit the tasting rooms.

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Cape May ferry offers Wine Lovers Cruise at sunset

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 18, 2013 03:30 pm

The cruise includes round-trip foot passage, wine samplings and hors d’oeuvres.  The cruise includes round-trip foot passage, wine samplings and hors d’oeuvres.

Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises on the Delaware Bay are back at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The cruises are scheduled to leave the terminal at 6 p.m. on four successive Saturdays starting Sept. 14.

The cruise is scheduled to coincide with sunset over the bay. While listening to live music, passengers will sample various wines and nosh on hors d'oeuvres.

The fare is $50 and includes round-trip foot passenger ferry cruise, wine samplings and pairings. Cruise passengers can also purchase the featured wines by the glass.

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Food and Wine Celebration flaunts the many flavors of Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 13, 2013 07:13 am

 The Cape May Clambake noon-3 p.m. at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery in Rio Grande  The Cape May Clambake noon-3 p.m. at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery in Rio Grande will include steamed clams, lobster tail, corn on the cob, shrimp, mussels, wine and more.

CAPE MAY – Saturday is the start of a nine-day celebration of food and wine in Cape May, a town many consider to be the restaurant capital of New Jersey.

The 17th annual Cape May Food and Wine Celebration will pay homage to local gastronomic delights with winery tours, food, wine and beer tastings, food demonstrations, Chef’s Dine-Arounds and other events from Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 22.

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The Wild Burrito serves Mexican fare with an American flair

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 30, 2013 10:07 am

 John Carpenter makes a veggie burrito at The Wild Burrito in Wildwood Crest.  John Carpenter makes a veggie burrito at The Wild Burrito in Wildwood Crest.

WILDWOOD CREST - A few years ago, John Carpenter noticed that there was nowhere in the Wildwoods for people to get “Americanized” Mexican food, let alone a place for vegetarians and vegans to find some grub.

Fast forward to 2013, where Carpenter’s The Wild Burrito on New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest is bringing Mexican food with a fresh twist to Five Mile Island.

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Dock dining goes way back at Carmen’s Seafood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 22, 2013 06:18 pm

  Carmen’s Restaurant is on the bay in Sea Isle City. Carmen’s Restaurant is on the bay in Sea Isle City.

SEA ISLE CITY - There is a long history behind the no-frills, casual seafood dining at Carmen’s Seafood Restaurant in Sea Isle City.

Restaurant manager Carrie Foulke is the granddaughter of Aniello and Conchetta Conti, who in 1943 purchased a parcel of commercial property on 43rd Place for $250 that would later become Carmen’s.

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Produce trucks have become a local tradition

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 09, 2013 11:26 am

An Island Produce employee rings the triangle to let people know of the fresh fruit truck’s arrival. \

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Curley’s Fries launches search for new dipping sauce

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 19, 2013 12:00 am

Chipotle lime, garlic aioli, honey barbecue … Morey’s Piers wants to taste it all. On National French Fry Day July 13, Morey’s invited french fry enthusiasts to submit their best dipping sauce recipe for a chance to win $500 cash, and a bucket of Curley’s Fries every week during the summer of 2014. 

Contestants age 13 and up can submit an original dip recipe to the Morey’s Piers Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoreysPiers. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2. 

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It’s wine o’clock somewhere

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 am

Jessie Creek Winery is among the many vineyards offering special events this month. Jessie Creek Winery is among the many vineyards offering special events this month.

South Jersey vineyards offer wine tastings, food, music

New Jersey wineries that belong to the Garden State Wine Growers Association are hosting a variety of special events throughout the month. For information on participating wineries see the websites listed below.

Many local wineries will be participating in the Jersey Shore Wine Festival, “Uncorked, Unplugged & Waiting for You,” June 29 on the Atlantic City boardwalk in front of the Tropicana casino.

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Cheese can take your grilling from average to amazing

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 04, 2012 02:33 pm

The sun is shining and the smell of charcoal is in the air - it's officially grilling season. Eighty-five percent of consumers will take to the tongs for some outdoor grilling this summer, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association. So what's on the menu?

The California Milk Advisory Board has developed a host of smokin' tips and juicy recipes that will make you say "cheese please" at your next backyard feast.

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Here’s a treat that beats the heat > Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 13, 2012 04:54 pm

In the summer, especially during weather like the recent heat waves, turning on the oven to bake a cake is one of the last things many people want to do.

So what is a dessert-loving family to do?

Lindsay Landis, author of a new book, “The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook,” says there is no need for an oven to create crowd-pleasing summer treats; all that is needed is a little ingenuity.

“On hot days, my mind usually turns to frozen treats such as popsicles or sorbet; for something a bit more elegant I'll whip up a chocolate ganache tart with cookie crust,” she said.

Landis has created more than 50 recipes using egg-free cookie dough that is safe to eat raw.

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