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Memorial Day service on the beach at Convention Hall

Bernie Haas posted this on May 29th, 2017 | No Comments

Just before noon, the U.S. Coast Guard color guard commemorated our fallen soldiers and sailors with a wreath launching ceremony. Together with the City of Cape May Beach Patrol, a dingy filled with flowers was launched off the beach as the crowd looked on.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner in Cape May

Cape Publishing posted this on May 3rd, 2017 | No Comments

Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May – Beachfront Brunch for Mother’s Day from 11:30am to 3pm. For reservations, call 609-884-5555.

Beach Plum Farm – Radishes, leeks, asparagus and fresh lettuces are popping up everywhere as the farm comes to life with the arrival of spring. Where better to usher in Mother’s Day than in this magical setting.  Join us for a Farm-to-Table Family Brunch at Beach Plum Farm. Chef Todd Phillips will be using ingredients harvested right from our farm for his buffet menu. Enjoy communal seating in our picnic grove and our heated tent. $35 per adult, $15 per child (4-12 years old). BYOB. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 609-602-0128.

Congress Hall – There’s no better way to treat your mom on her special day than to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at Congress Hall. Leave the cooking to our chefs, and join us in the Grand Ballroom for a delightful day devoted to all of the special women in your life. Have an omelet made to order, or choose from our vast display and carving stations. Kids can enjoy a ride on the Congress Hall Express around the beautiful veranda and Grand Lawn. For reservations to Mother’s Day Brunch in the Ballroom, call 609-884-8422.

The Grand Hotel – Brunch in the 5th floor oceanfront penthouse from 8am – 11am. $19 adults; $10 children 12 and under. Brunch with additions available from 11:30am to 3pm. $33.95 adults; $14 children 12 and under. For reservations, call 609-884-5611 ext. 516.

The Merion Inn – Mother’s Day Specials available from 3 – 8pm. For reservations, call 609-884-8363.

The Rusty Nail – Chef Jimmy Burton pays homage to his roots as he cooks up his mother’s famous fried chicken. Burton’s mother, Dorothy “Dot” Burton, was a Cape May icon famous for her comfort food. Guests can enjoy half of a southern fried chicken (from Beach Plum Farm) on Mother’s Day, with a side of mac and cheese, collard greens and corn bread for $19.95. And to sweeten the deal, ladies receive free sweet tea or a sweet tea cocktail with their meal.

Tisha’s – Mother’s Day Brunch being served 10am to 2:30pm. For reservations, call 609-884-9119.

Union Park – Union Park is serving a 3-course fixed-price Mother’s Day menu from 2 – 7pm. $35 per person. For reservations, call 609-884-8811.

The Washington Inn – Mother’s Day Brunch from 10am to 2pm. $29.95 for adults, $17 for children. The dining room will be open from 4-7pm with an a la carte menu. For reservations, call 609-884-5697.


Outside of Cape May

Coastal Blue at Hotel Icona – Mother’s Day Brunch includes morning entrees, a carving station, salads, lunch entrees, desserts and baked goods. $29.95 adults; $16.95 for children under 12. For reservations, call 609-729-6600.

Marie Nicole’s – Offering both brunch and dinner with specials created to spoil Mom.  Brunch is 10 am – 2 pm. Country Frittata with Eggs, Sautéed Peppers and Onions with Cheese and Potatoes, Crab Cake Benedict, and Salmon Hash are just some of the amazing entrees diners can choose.  And why not indulge in one of several specialty Bloody Marys?  Enjoy the Spicy Mary with a black pepper salted rim and bacon skewer or the Shanghai Mary which has fresh ginger, wasabi, sesame, cilantro and shrimp.  Dinner starts at 4-pm with specials including Roast Duck, Rack of Lamb, and a Double Cut Pork Chop. For reservations, call 609-522-5425.

Morey’s Piers – Morey’s Piers is honoring Mother’s Day with tea for two…or three…or four…or more, inviting moms to celebrate their special day with an unforgettable tea party for the whole family at the beloved Tea Cups ride. Mothers visiting will ride free from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Mariner’s and Surfside Piers. From 12:00pm to 2:00pm, families are invited to an unforgettable tea party at the beloved Tea Cups ride on Mariner’s Pier.  Mom and company can grab a seat in an oversized “English tea cup” and sip complimentary afternoon tea with an assortment of cookies, biscottis, and biscuits. Kids can also decorate personalized sugar cookies for mom at the cookie decorating station located next to the Tea Cup ride. A photo area complete with signs and props for Mom and the entire family to take pictures will be located at the Parents Pavilion on Mariner’s Pier.

Morey’s Piers / Joe’s Fish Co. on Surfside Pier is serving up a new Mother’s Day brunch from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday, May 8. Menu highlights include crab benedict, avocado toast, spinach and fontina quiche, shrimp and grits, as well as Bloody Marys and Mimosas to toast to mom.

North End American Grill in North Wildwood is serving up brunch from 10 am -2 pm and dinner starting at 4. Enjoy a Lobster Omelette with fresh lobster, baby spinach, pepper jack cheese and bacon, French Toast Casserole – slow cooked French toast casserole topped with a bananas foster walnut sauce, or go for a healthier option like the fruit and granola bowl.  Guests can create their own drink at the new Bottomless Bloody Mary Buffet Bar or enjoy one of their signatures like the North End Mary – vodka, clamato, horseradish, Worcestershire, salt and pepper, with a shrimp garnish or enjoy a bottomless Mimosa!  Dinner is the regular menu which includes Prime Rib, Grilled Salmon, Crab Cakes and Half Roasted Chicken plus yummy desserts sure to put a smile on your special woman’s face. For reservations, call 609-435-5691.

What’s going on Easter Weekend in Cape May?

Jessica posted this on April 4th, 2017 | No Comments

If you’ll be with us in Cape May for the Easter weekend, there are daily activities to keep the kids busy—you won’t even have to give up the annual egg hunt. Plus, we have the roundup of who’s serving Easter brunch and dinner.

Easter Weekend Events

All weekend

Spring Break at Congress Hall, featuring The Case of the Missing Taffy Box Children’s Play, Never Grow Up Luncheon, Paint and Create, Kids Can Cook, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Congress Hall Scavenger Hunt, Train Rides, Family Yoga & Meditation, Easter Egg Hunt and many more activities.

Saturday

10am Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt at Lafayette Street Park. Call 609-884-8888 or visit capemaykiwanis.com for more information.

Noon Easter Kegg Hunt at Cold Spring Brewery. Hop on over and sign up to play! Start at the Brewery and ask Mark for your sheet. Follow the directions to explore Historic Cold Spring Village for eggs. When you find an egg open it up and answer the question to move to your next clue. At the end, put your answers inside the Easter Kegg. One lucky winner with the correct answers will be drawn on Easter, Sunday, April 16. This lucky winner will get a Free Cold Spring Brewery Growler.

Sunday

6:30am Easter Sunrise Service at The Cove

10:30am – 3:30pm Easter Egg Hunts & Family Lawn Games at Congress Hall. Join the Easter Bunny along with his sidekick, Blue the Pig at Congress Hall’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Noon to 2pm Easter Fashion Stroll on the Washington Street Mall. Put on your Easter best and join the annual Easter Fashion Stroll. Registration begins at noon on the 300 block of the Washington Street Mall. The Stroll begins at 1pm. Call 609-884-9565 for more information or email boxoffice@capemaycity.com.

Visit with the Easter Bunny

After he’s done with Easter weekend preparations (which we imagine involve copious egg decorating and egg-hiding strategy meetings), the Easter Bunny comes to Cape May and can be spotted having breakfast at a handful of local restaurants. Reservations to dine with him are recommended since we hear his schedule’s pretty packed.

The Original Fudge Kitchen Visit with the Easter Bunny Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 noon till 4pm at our Washington Street Mall Location.

Elaine’s Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a delicious brunch on The Porch. This event is for kids of all ages and is one of our favorite events of the year. Call 609-884-1199 to reserve your seats today! 9am to noon.

The Harbor View The Easter Bunny arrives at 9:00am. Enjoy Breakfast with the Easter Bunny while overlooking Cape May Harbor. Plenty of specials for the Kids. Reservations accepted but not required. Bring your camera for lots of free pictures.

SeaSalt Easter at the Beach! Come celebrate with SeaSalt Restaurant and the Easter Bunny! Snap a post-worthy pic of your little one and our special guest while dining with the ultimate view. Sunday, April 16th from 10am-3pm, enjoy a 3-course Prix Fixe menu paired with a specialty brunch cocktail. Adults $30.00; Children’s menu $14 includes choice of juice and a fresh fruit cup. Breakfast available 8am-3pm. Reservations suggested. Call 609-884-7000.

Easter Menus

Friday

Rio Station Friday Lent Menu. A selection of fish, seafood and vegetarian specials. Reservations suggested 609-889-2000

Washington Inn Oysters, Wine and Tapas. Reservations suggested 609-889-2000

Saturday

Washington Inn Oysters, Wine and Tapas. Reservations suggested 609-889-2000

Easter Sunday Brunch

Beach Plum Farm in West Cape May is coming alive as the daffodils blooms and spring arrives.  At 10am, 11am, noon and 1pm, guests will enjoy a farm-to-table family brunch. Chef Todd Phillips will be using ingredients right from the farm to build his menu, which will be enjoyed in the picnic grove and heated tent. Easter flowers will be for sale, and story time for the kids will happen at 12:30 and 1:30.  There will also be hayrides around the farm.  $35 per adult, $15 per child (ages 4-12). Seating is limited call 609-602-0128 to reserve a spot.

Congress Hall Join us for Easter Brunch in the Ballroom. Seatings from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. $40 per person; $15 for Children (ages 4-12). View the menu (it’s huge!). For Reservations please call 609-884-8422.

The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel in Cape May will be open, from 2pm until 7pm, on Easter Sunday. Savor items from the regular Spring menu, along with special Easter additions. Live piano music from Matt Hayden. For reservations, call 609-884-5700.

Elaine’s Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a delicious brunch on The Porch. This event is for kids of all ages and is one of our favorite events of the year. Call 609-884-1199 to reserve your seats today! 9am to noon.

The Harbor View The Easter Bunny arrives at 9:00am. Enjoy Breakfast with the Easter Bunny while overlooking Cape May Harbor. Plenty of specials for the Kids. Reservations accepted but not required – 609-884-5444. Bring your camera for lots of free pictures.

Marie Nicole’s Grille at Diamond Beach in Wildwood Crest is serving Easter brunch, with specials that are sure to please all palates.  Country Frittata with Eggs, Sautéed Peppers and Onions with Cheese and Potatoes, Crab Cake Benedict, and Salmon Hash are just some of the amazing entrees diners can choose from. For reservations, call 609-522-5425.

North End American Grill in North Wildwood is serving brunch from 10 am -2 pm. Diners can enjoy a Lobster Omlette with fresh lobster, baby spinach, pepper jack cheese and bacon, French Toast Casserole – slow cooked French toast casserole topped with a bananas foster walnut sauce, or go for a healthier option like the fruit and granola bowl. Guests can create their own drink at the new Bloody Mary Bar or enjoy one of their signatures like the North End Mary – vodka, clamato, horseradish, Worcestershire, salt and pepper, with a shrimp garnish.  Bellinis and bottomless Mimosa’s are also available! For reservations, call 609-435-5691.

Rio Station Our special Easter Brunch menu served from 8am – 2pm. Reservations suggested 609-889-2000.

SeaSalt Easter at the Beach! Come celebrate with SeaSalt Restaurant and the Easter Bunny! Snap a post-worthy pic of your little one and our special guest while dining with the ultimate view. Sunday, April 16th from 10am-3pm, enjoy a 3-course Prix Fixe menu paired with a specialty brunch cocktail. Adults $30.00; Children’s menu $14 includes choice of juice and a fresh fruit cup. Breakfast available 8am-3pm. Reservations suggested. Call 609-884-7000.

Washington Inn Buffet style Easter Brunch served from 10am to 2pm. $29.95 Adults; $17.00 Children. View the menu. Reservations recommended 609-884-5697.

Easter Sunday Dinner

Marie Nicole’s Grille at Diamond Beach in Wildwood Crest is serving Easter dinner with specials that are sure to please all palates. Dinner served from 4-pm. Enjoy specials like Roast Duck, Rack of Lamb, and a Double Cut Pork Chop. For reservations, call 609-522-5425.

The Merion Inn Join us on Easter Sunday from noon until 8pm. A real, sit-down supper, serving our regular menu, Easter specials and a few additional brunch items until 1:30pm. Easter specials are available a la carte or as a 3-course prix fixe. Children’s menu available. Reservations recommended 609-884-8363. View the menu

Rio Station A selection of Easter specialties as well as our full Rio dinner menu served from 3 to 9pm. Reservations suggested 609-889-2000.

Two Mile Landing Serving a four-course Easter dinner from 11am until 7pm. The full 2 Mile menu will be available all day. Reservations recommended 609-522-1341.

Washington Inn Easter Dinner served from 4pm to 7pm. Offering our regular dinner menu and a special a la carte menu. Reservations recommended 609-884-5697.

Union Park is offering a 3-course Easter Dinner menu from 2pm to 7pm on Easter Sunday for $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 609-884-8811 or visit unionparkdiningroom.com. View the menu

Gallery: Late January snowfall

Cape Publishing posted this on January 31st, 2017 | Comments Off on Gallery: Late January snowfall

We woke yesterday to unexpected snow in Cape May! It’s since melted, but we took these pictures for you.

Cape May’s 2016 Holiday Lights

Cape Publishing posted this on December 19th, 2016 | Comments Off on Cape May’s 2016 Holiday Lights

We are thrilled by how many accommodations, private residences, and shops are decorated for the holiday season and wanted to share with you some of our favorites!