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Month: May 2014

Cape May Restaurant Week (plus my 15 minutes of fame)

Philadelphia’s celebrity meteorologist (seriously, he has over 100k Facebook followers) Adam Joseph and Melissa Magee from Channel 6 visited Cape May yesterday for their At the Shore segment. The best part (for me!) was that they wanted to help promote Cape May Restaurant Week, which starts this Sunday.

They wanted food. Food I can do.

This Sunday marks the kickoff for the seventh Cape May Restaurant Week. We’ve been a part of the event since its first year, and I’ve had the honor of organizing the event for the past three. It’s my favorite week out of the year in Cape May. I jumped on the opportunity to promote it, so we called on the Mad Batter, Washington Inn, and Cucina Rosa to bring a few of their house favorites. Despite the overcast, drizzly weather, the restaurants trekked it over. A representative from the The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities was on site, and Adam and Melissa met us at the pavilion overlooking the lighthouse.


Melissa Magee (left) and Adam Joseph (center)

It was hard watching them eat while we stood behind them, cold, numb-fingered, and frankly pretty hungry (I admit–I was nervous about this all day). But Adam was gracious and happily waved us over for food between hits (that’s their fancy TV term for the times when they were broadcasting live, which I’ve now committed to memory). The Mad Batter brought their fantastically good Bayberry Wings (if you haven’t tried them, do it–they’re sweet and only a little spicy). Cucina Rosa offered up their signature Mussels Italiano. And the Washington Inn’s vegetable pizza with grilled eggplant and feta is one of my new favorite foods (I ate two pieces).

Adam and Melissa both raved about the Washington Inn’s chocolate mousse cake (apparently there’s a cookie on the bottom–sadly, there wasn’t enough left for me to independently verify, but the chef assures me it’s true). You won’t find it among their Restaurant Week offerings this year, but you can find it on their regular menu.


(That’s me!)

You can get more information about Cape May Restaurant Week on our website, including a full list of participating restaurants, menus, and hours. If you attend, PLEASE share your photos with us! Tag them #cmrweek on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. Or you can post them to the Cape May Restaurant Week page on Facebook.

Name the baby giraffe!


Photo by Mandy Leeburg. Follow her @maryannsjewelry on Instagram

I visited the Cape May County Zoo this past weekend and noticed this fantastic naming contest at the entrance! Now through Labor Day, the zoo is accepting donations to name their newest baby giraffe.

Name choices are Mae, Julia, and Zee. The Cape May County Zoo is open year-round and free to visitors, so if you visit this summer, drop a couple dollars in the bin of your choice!

(I like Zee, personally.)

Instagram of the week: @jonnytorker

just #love #tulips and #congresshall

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Getting stuffed on History

We’re thrilled to support Historic Cold Spring Village at their annual fundraiser, Feasting on History, at Naval Air Station Wildwood. Every year, Hangar One is filled with food vendors from all over Cape May County, including Lucky Bones, Washington Inn, Blue Pig Tavern, Ebbitt Room, Back Bay Bistro, Island Grill, as well as local wineries.

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Aleksey from Exit Zero with Dr. Joe Salvatore of NASW



The Elwells. Bob writes history pieces for Cape May Magazine


Publisher & boss Bernie Haas with Cape May Magazine art director Stephanie Madsen


Left to right, Gretchen Whitman from the Nature Center of Cape May, Mark Allen from South Jersey Marina, and photographer Mary Pat Myers, who all contribute to Cape May Magazine


Tommy Raniszewski with Cape May Magazine editor Kate Chadwick


On the left is Michelle Bumm, staff photographer and Cape May Magazine circulation, with Kathleen Hayes, our ad sales rep


Richard Crossley (Cape May Magazine’s birding columnist) and daughter Sophie Crossley (who will be writing for the magazine this summer)


Fern Massimo, our bookkeeper, with Jessica Keeler, our web manager (and the person who typed these captions)

Instagram of the week: @lauraelizabethemily

What a relaxing morning! #beach #ocean #water #sand #pebbles #rocks #jetty #cmnj #capemay #exitzero #sperrys #yellowsperrys #yellowshoes #relaxing #lounging

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