Food & Drink

September 21, 2020

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 and Manahawkin Motorcycle Committee are hosting their 7th Annual Pig Roast on October 3 at the Lodge, 520 Hilliard Blvd., from 1 to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Traditional pig roast fare will be served, along with hot dogs, burgers, salads and refreshments.

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WARETOWN, NJ – The pandemic impacted local businesses in the worst of ways – with one exception.  It opened up the concept of outdoor dining in Waretown.  Even with the return of some indoor dining, many appear hopeful they can still offer a table outside. Ocean Township authorities moved fast ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The Tide Table Group has announced today a statement regarding the status of NJ and indoor dining that Governor Murphy has not budged on.  The Tide Table Group owns the family of restaurants: Ship Bottom Shellfish, Mud City Crab House, Old Causeway Steak & Oyster ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Beach Haven Borough officials issued an executive order on Monday to allow restaurants to serve food for two extra hours Sunday through Thursday.  Sunday through Thursday restaurant hours will end at midnight and seating areas need to be cleared by 12:15 a.m. shall end by 12 ...

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STAFFORD - On Friday, August 7 an administrative order was signed by Chief Thomas Dellane and Mayor Gregory Myhre, extending the township's outdoor seating hours. Restaurants now are permitted to provide outside seating during the following hours: Sunday through Thursday 7:00am - ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Big Barlow’s BBQ in Barnegat hosted a “Back The Blue” fundraiser on Saturday to show support for the Ocean County PBA.  The event attracted over 700 people throughout the day. Restaurant owner Chris Barlow committed to donating twenty percent of all food sales to the countywide ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Big Barlow’s BBQ in Barnegat hosted a “Back The Blue” fundraiser on Saturday to show support for the Ocean County PBA.  The event attracted over 700 people throughout the day. Restaurant owner Chris Barlow committed to donating twenty percent of all food sales to the countywide ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The pandemic has created a greater number of families finding themselves in financial crisis.  Ocean County residents needing food assistance should know there are resources available.  Even when schools closed to in-class sessions, most districts continued to make meals ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Farmer's Market extends its hours for the first time today. Shoppers eager to support local businesses will surely enjoy the assortment of vendors. The market is located at 11 Birdsall Street and opens at 2pm for seniors. immune compromised individuals, and pregnant ...

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STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND — The Ship Bottom Shellfish reported on Monday that there was a Covid-19 exposure at the restaurant. The business decided to close for a few days as a precaution.   Ship Bottom Shellfish is one of the fine restaurants that make up the Tide Table Group of ...

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STAFFORD-LBI - Indoor dining will return to New Jersey on July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted on Monday.  Restaurants will be able to serve indoors. They are only allowed to use 25 percent of their usual indoor seating capacity, according to Murphy. .

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - This may be a novel year for dads when it comes to celebrating Father's Day this year. According to many retailers and restaurateurs, Mother's Day only follows winter celebrations when it comes to spending money.  Father's Day 2020 may well be the exception. On Mother's ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Like everyone else, there's a good chance that local Barnegat officials looked forward to dining away from the confines of their home. Governor Murphy's directive allowing for outside dining proved to be a welcome opportunity. Three of the local representatives were recently spotted ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Admittedly, today’s crispness and lack of sunshine were not entirely conducive to checking out local outdoor dining spots. The information in this article is subject to update and only includes places offering outdoor dining in Barnegat and Ocean Township. Readers should ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN — Finally after a long wait area bars and restaurants are permitted to serve the public with outdoor seating only. So many of our area bars and restaurants have done a tremendous job increasing their outdoor seating to generate business. Many of these businesses and employers have ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Stay at Home Orders are lifted and Southern Ocean County Chamber Members are welcoming guests by Land & Sea to help ring in Summer 2020. It has been a long spring, but with summer comes the promise of reconnecting and enjoying some time away from home. The ...

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WARETOWN, NJ -  Ocean Township eateries found themselves faced with a slight obstacle when Governor Phil Murphy said outdoor dining could start on June 15. The township’s existing code prohibited it. Township committee members quickly set up a special meeting and passed a resolution allowing ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ -  Just last week, Governor Phil Murphy gave the go ahead that local restaurants can open outdoors on June 15th.  The mayors in both Barnegat and Ocean Township are already working on opening the doors to expand outdoor dining in their communities. Reached early at his home ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -   In early March, the Township Committee announced the extension of hours for the Barnegat Farmer’s Market. Amid the pandemic, some worried that the popular offering would not open at all. While some adjustments have been made, the Farmer’s Market is back in business starting June ...

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BEACH HAVEN — The Coronavirus worldwide pandemic has greatly influenced our lives. The Long Beach Island region is trying to get ready to handle the massive influx of vacationers and visitors this summer.  You can expect a flood of regular visitors from the New York City and Philadelphia region.

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WARETOWN, NJ -  Just before the coronavirus crisis shut down the state, Cornerstone at Waretown announced their lottery offering affordable housing.   Part of their parent company includes taking care of tenants in different ways. In this case, it means treating residents to a visit from Kona ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Beach Haven Borough leadership released a news release on Tuesday afternoon outlining their concern about helping the Beach Haven business community this spring and summer.  Beach Haven has a unique situation considering that they are extremely crowded in a small portion of LBI.

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — We may be in the midst of a pandemic, but one thing our community does best is come together when our own need support and love. The Rank family is a beautiful family who do so much for our community. Mike Rank, owner of M. Rank Roofing, has supplied veterans, police officers ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — With the current COVID-19 crisis among us, the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean had to cancel one of their biggest fundraisers of the year in April. There are three days left!!! They are currently holding their 50/50 Raffle where the winner will be chosen on April 23 at ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — The Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House has announced as of March 31, 2020 that they will be closing until April 12.  "First we want to thank our staff who have stepped up and done an amazing job of turning over to 100 percent take out," they said, "we never thought we would ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Up until a few weeks ago, business was hopping at Big Barlow’s BBQ & Catering at 21 South Main Street. Then, fears of the spread of the coronavirus hit and owner Chris Barlow shut down. While he’s closed to regular orders, Barlow is part of a meal train mission. Barlow is the ...

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STAFFORD —  Many folks are missing the Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House happy hour.  Eric and Melanie Magaziner's are working hard so their customers can have a Happy Hour right at home.   The Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House is offering these four happy hour favorites for $25.00: OC ...

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TRENTON – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive an extra benefit payment on Sunday and their benefits will be higher in April to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - The Perlmutter family who owns the Manahawkin ShopRite has announced on Friday, March 20 that they will dedicate certain checkout lines for high-risk and elderly ages 60 and over.  The Perlmutter family said in their announcement, "In order to meet needs of its communities, ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Just about everyone knows how important it is to keep business local. We're happy to continually update the names of local restaurants and eateries who have adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions.  Ahearn’s Seafood Market 158 Wells Mill Rd. (Rt.

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