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Chefs of Cape May- Godmothers

“We’re still here.” Scott Abendschein said with a smile. This year Godmothers Restaurant begins a ninth season under the direction and ownership of Scott and Kathy Abendschein. Ten years ago, the Abendscheins enjoyed a successful catering business on the Main Line in Pennsylvania. But since everything they did was “off-site,” they felt a need for… Read more »


Chefs of Cape May- Tisha’s

Chef Paul Negro of Tisha’s Restaurant was a mechanic restoring Porches in South Philadelphia when his mother, Tisha, a graduate of the Restaurant School in Philadelphia, said “You should be a chef.  That’s how I see you.” Move to the shore with me. We’ll open up a breakfast place and we’ll be partners. I was… Read more »


Chefs of Cape May- Merion Inn

Vicki Watson didn’t want to be a restaurateur. She already had a successful law career in Manhattan when her father, owner of Watson’s Merion Inn, died in 1992. As executrix of Warren Watson’s will she tried to abide by his wishes and sell The Merion Inn but the restaurant was losing so much money by… Read more »


Chefs of Cape May- Gecko’s

When Susi Bithell and her husband Randy, the former chef at Fresco’s on Bank Street, left Cape May for Santa Fe in search of a place to open a restaurant, they didn’t expect to be  back in Cape May. But it’ is in Cape May that they opened the restaurant of Randy’s dreams -Gecko’s, where… Read more »


Chefs of Cape May- Freda’s Cafe

One of the joys of living and visiting Cape May, along with the beach and the rich Victorian history, is the food. The diversity of culinary delights which Cape May has to offer is exceeded by few cities with a year-round population of under 5,000. These creative people were looking for independence, small town life,… Read more »