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Long Beach Island, NJ?

I'm not sure what you mean by the "skinny end" but if you mean the North end or Barnegat Light, I would recommend the short trip, again to Harvey Cedars, to the Harvey Cedars Shellfish Company. It's exactly what you're looking for. Varnished picnic tables and lobster platters with corn, etc.

Jul 09, 2013
percarpio in New Jersey

Long Beach Island, NJ?

It is July 2013. The best restaurant on the island is Black Eyed Susan's in Harvey Cedars. As close to farm to table as you can get expertly prepared by CIA chef/owner. Nice atmosphere with professional servers- unheard of on this island. The Gables has been very nice as well but haven't been there yet this year. Chefs change often down here. Whomever mentioned that Caribbean Grill place is nuts. Aggressively bad food. Same with Raimundo's, Stefano's and the other tourist traps.

Jul 03, 2013
percarpio in New Jersey

MoC MoC Sushi, Princeton

This is sushi for beginners. The sushi rice is overly dense, sweet and not at proper temperature. The toro was subpar and overpriced given the quality. Service was unprofessional- constantly upselling without letting customer know there were additional charges for "recommendations" or "suggestions". For example, you will be asked if you would prefer '"fresh wasabi". Well who wouldnt, but no one tells you that there will be an additional charge on the bill. All that annoyance aside, my main problem rests with the food. This place wouldnt last ten minutes in New York- it's going to have to rely on unsophisticated diners and transient tourists to survive. Either that or they'll need to hire an experienced sushi chef here. one star at best

Jun 15, 2010
percarpio in New Jersey

KC Prime in Lawrence, NJ Reviewed

Anybody have any idea how much of the beef sold here is actually PRIME ? I bet not much.

Jun 18, 2008
percarpio in New Jersey

LBI hints and tips?

White's Market in Barnegat Light (believe it or not) has the best beef on the island. You certainly wouldn't think so judging from the parking lot, but they carry Prime beef and it's now the only place I buy steaks. Everybody usually goes to Okie's, and they will tell you it's prime, but there are no signs stating it, and just look at the marbling- not nearly good enough for prime. I would definitely go to Okie's for the Thumann's hotdogs with the casings, nice veal cutlets, sausages and Bell & Evan's chickens.

For seafood, I would recommend bringing a large plastic garbage bag, and go to the docks in Barnegat light when the fishing boats come back from their charters. You can easily pay the mates a few bucks and come back with more fillets than you can handle. If you get a sack of bluefish and have a few pounds left over, I would highly recommend smoking them on a big green egg, and then mashing with mayonnaise for the best sandwiches.

If you dont want to break the bank eating out with a big family group, head up to Kelly's in Barnegat Light and get a big table outside. Brings back the old days if you get the fried shrimp and iced tea. Upscale I would go to Green Gables by far, then Spiaggia.

May 25, 2008
percarpio in Mid-Atlantic

LBI hints and tips?

Best two farmstands are:
1) Frank's produce in Barnegat Light and
2) Tramantaro's just North of the causeway. It is on the southbound road parallel to the boulevard just before you hit the causeway lights.

May 25, 2008
percarpio in Mid-Atlantic