A celebration of dining at the Jersey Shore
You are never far from a great meal at the Jersey Shore.
There is a restaurant, cafe or bakery for every craving — from pizza, pasta, seafood and barbecue to coffee, pastries and fresh bread. Plant-based diners never go hungry, thanks to chefs cooking tasty vegan food. And with several craft breweries from which to choose, beer fans are never thirsty.
Want to try something different? Our restaurants serve dishes from all over the world: Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, India, China, Thailand, Ethiopia, Italy, Greece and more.
Asbury Park Press food writers Sarah Griesemer and Gabriela L. Laracca and beer writer Alex Biese seek out the folks who spend their days cooking, baking and brewing. Here's a look at those people and places, represented in stories of all kinds.
Reinventing himself: From the kitchen to the garden: Chef Chris Mumford goes back to his roots
Complete renovation: Centrada, in the former Downtown space, features pan-Latin restaurant and 60 kinds of tequila
Southern inspiration: Trixie's Chicken dishes up fried chicken sandwiches and scratch-made sauces in Asbury Park
Pork roll hot dogs?: Find them at this 102-year-old Monmouth County shop
Love bread?: Here are 5 places to find great loaves at the NJ Shore
Starting point: From pizza to BBQ, Asbury Park Food Collective gives foodies a home
European flavor: Cameo Love Market brings bistro experience to Asbury Park
To openings and closings...
What a year!: What a year! 25 Shore restaurants that opened in 2021
Places we've lost: 12 Shore restaurants that closed their doors in 2021
Time has come: Owners of Little Silver's Little Szechuan retire after 40 years
A sad goodbye: After six years, Medusa Stone Fired Kitchen in Asbury Park to close
Taking a chance: Mini cafe in Neptune City finds a home inside Cats Luck Vegan Bakery
'It's not goodbye': Ron's West End Pub in Long Branch has closed
More pizza! Round Pie Pizza Company to open in Brick this summer
'It's been a struggle': Eli's Hot Bagels in Aberdeen closes
'The meat is the star': Mutiny BBQ Company opens brick and mortar in Asbury Park
To deep dives...
'Still in a tough place': What NJ restaurant owners want you to know
Great Resignation: Why did restaurant workers stay - or leave - during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Giving back: Joe Leone, volunteers make pierogi to raise money for the people of Ukraine
The way we eat: NJ chefs predict the next big things in dining
Good eats: With tacos, pizza, subs and sushi, you won't go hungry at NJ flea markets
International flavor: From samosas to pupusas, where to find multicultural street food at the Shore
Plant-based focus: Non-vegan restaurants where vegans can eat great, too
What we ate: Restaurants, bakeries to visit and what to order
Food fests: Food trucks, BBQ, wine and beer: 10 can't-miss summer festivals
At the market: Looking for epazote or bitter melon? Find it at these multicultural markets
New flavors: Craving Indian food? Here's where to find it at the Shore
Skip the chips: Here's where to find international snacks at the Jersey Shore
Made in NJ: From hot chocolate to hot sauce, food gifts from NJ makers
and all things beer!
Craft beer: Flagship NJ beers are at the heart of local breweries
'A very nice beer': Little Dog Brewing Co. found success with Gesundheit amber ale
Raise your glass: ManaFirkin Brewing Co. to triple capacity
Gypsy brewery no more: Twin Lights Brewing finds a home of its own in Tinton Falls
Cheers!: 10 Jersey Shore hot spots we'd love to see adopt open container areas
Going on a beer run?: Try these NJ craft brewery and beer festival races
More than meets the eye: Find great drinks and good food at these Shore dive bars
A good turn: Icarus Brewing releases collaborative beer to support people of Ukraine
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