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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Victorian Cape May is a seaside town like no other. The ancient ocean rolls up on her flat beaches within yards of meticulously decorated wooden homes. At holiday time, Cape May is in stark contrast to her cousin towns on the Jersey shore.