“It’s kind of our motto here,” says Joe Lesko, Neptune’s burly head chef. Barefoot lifeguards and bikini-clad patrons sit at the barstools watching the 34-year-old Forked River native grill his locally prized Philly cheesesteaks and “Nooney burgers”—8-ounce Angus patties with lettuce, tomato, onion, hot pepper relish and mayo on a Kaiser roll.Read More
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What is the name of the film festival that takes place in June on Long Beach Island? Which former LBI landmark was located in the marshes of Cedar Bonnet Island? Take the quiz to see how well you know Long Beach Island.Read More
They're cute for kids to collect and keep in a bucket as a pet for an hour or so before letting them go. Smart fishermen know they make great bait for striped bass in New Jersey or, in states to our south, pompano.Read More
Have you tried the free LBI shuttle? We used it several times last year. The kids loved it and we took it from Surf City to Beach Haven to enjoy a worry free happy hour at The Shell.
We think it is a great addition to LBI. Service starts up again this weekend. We found out by reading Justin Auciello's Down The Shore Blog.
Not only did we learn that service starts up this weekend but we also found out that you can track the buses as well. Check out LBIBuses.net to see where the buses are.
Now if we could only get a Mainland loop in there. Say a loop that includes Mud City & Old Causeway + The Dutchman's. Just mix in one loop every hour or so.
Getting a little taste of warmer weather brings to mind thoughts of summer days along the beach and cool nights that heat up with fun and frolic. The shore will provide plenty of lively libations and endless entertainment. This little column will only contain a taste, but let’s give you that taste just to whet your appetite.Read More
Amy Kuperinsky at NJ.com just put out a monster list of festivals in NJ. Here are some of the LBI area festivals we found on the list:
June 4-7 - Like your flicks by the Shore? The Lighthouse International Film Festival docks at Long Beach Island; lighthousefilmfestival.org
June 6 - ARRRRR. Get your tri-corner hats and eye patches in order. Tuckerton Seaport's Privateers and Pirates Festival is sailing in for a rollicking good time; tuckertonseaport.org
July 20/21 - Does Dad like a little shrimp with his brew? The Baymen's Seafood & Music Festival at Tuckerton Seaport stars shellfish and craft beer; tuckertonseaport.org
We'd also add the Hop Sauce Fest on 5/30 and there are food truck events at the Manahawkin Flea Market. And ChowderFest!
Since its inception, the Hop Sauce Festival has focused on several goals. The main idea was to create a new community-oriented event. The aim was to generate revenue during the traditionally “slow” weekend after Memorial Day, and introduce LBI to a new, forward thinking demographic that appreciates hand-crafted flavors, cutting-edge music, and microbrews, founders said.Read More
Got to love this guy in Brian Donohue's video from the political trail in New Hampshire. The guy isn't into politics, even with Chris Christie right behind him, but he sure is into Beer and Hot Sauce. Hmm, if only there was an upcoming Craft Beer and Hot Sauce Festival on LBI for him to attend.
Oh wait, there is? LBI's Hop Sauce Festival. Saturday May 30 2015. Click on the picture below to go to their web site.