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Inside This Book FEATURES About This Book............................... 5 The First Resort Excerpt....................... 6 Summer Activities............................ 20 Fall Activities................................... 50 Winter Activities.............................. 62 Spring Activities............................... 66 New Jersey’s Natural Triangle........... 70 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX Food & Drink Food and Drink Chart....................... 174 Aleathea’s......................................... 150 Avalon Coffee................................... 151 Axelsson’s Blue Claw........................ 152 Backstreet........................................ 78 Bella Vida Garden Café..................... 80 Ben & Jerry’s .................................... 82 Black Duck....................................... 84 Bliss................................................. 153 Blue Pig Tavern................................. 86 Boiler Room..................................... 154 Brown Room.................................... 155 Cabanas........................................... 88 Cape May Bakers.............................. 156 Cape May Fish Market...................... 90 Cape Orient...................................... 157 Cappelletti’s Pizza............................ 158 Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom....... 92 Cucina Rosa..................................... 94 C-View ............................................ 172 Depot Market Café........................... 159 Domino’s Pizza................................. 160 Ebbitt Room..................................... 96 Fish & Fancy.................................... 161 5 West Pub....................................... 98 410 Bank Street................................. 100 Freda’s Café...................................... 102 Fresco’s............................................ 104 Gecko’s............................................. 106 Godmother’s.................................... 108 Harbor View..................................... 110 Harpoon Henry’s.............................. 112 Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille............... 162 Hemingway’s................................... 114 Hot Dog Tommy’s............................. 172 Island Grill....................................... 116 La Verandah..................................... 118

Lucky Bones..................................... 120 Mad Batter....................................... 122 Magicbrain Cybercafe....................... 163 Magnolia Room ............................... 124 Marie Nicole’s.................................. 126 Marq’s Pub....................................... 173 Martini Beach................................... 128 McDonald’s...................................... 164 Merion Inn....................................... 130 North End American Grill................. 132 Ocean View...................................... 165 Oyster Bay........................................ 166 Peter Shields Inn.............................. 134 Pilot House...................................... 167 Primo Hoagies.................................. 168 The Red Store................................... 136 Rita’s Water Ice................................. 173 Rusty Nail........................................ 138 SeaSalt............................................. 140 Tisha’s ............................................. 142 Ugly Mug.......................................... 144 Uncle Bill’s Pancake House............... 169 Union Park Dining Room.................. 146 Vincenzo’s Little Italy....................... 170 Washington Inn................................ 148 Zoe’s Beachfront Eatery.................... 171 Wineries and Breweries Cape May Brewing Company............ 178 Cape May Winery & Vineyard.......... 180 Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery...... 182 Turdo Vineyards & Winery............... 184 Willow Creek Winery....................... 185 Shopping Antiques Emporia............................ 222 A Place on Earth............................... 223 Artisans Alcove................................ 188 Bath Time......................................... 190 Bay Springs Farm Alpacas................ 261 Bird House of Cape May................... 261 Café Tuscany.................................... 262 Cape Atlantic Book Company........... 224 Cape May Bird Observatory.............. 262 Cape May Linen Outlet..................... 263 Cape May Market............................. 192 Café May Olive Oil Company........... 225 Cape May Sports Memorabilia.......... 226

Cape May Wicker............................. 194 Cape Winds Florist........................... 227 Carpenter’s Square Mall................... 228 Celebrate Cape May.......................... 229 Colors.............................................. 230 Cotton Company.............................. 231 Dellas 5 & 10.................................... 232 Ella Rae Boutique............................. 233 Exit Zero Store.................................. 196 Fiber Arts......................................... 263 Flying Fish Studio............................. 200 Gallery D’May Fine Art..................... 202 Good Scents..................................... 234 Great White Shark............................ 235 Green Street Market......................... 236 Happy Baby Baby Boutique............... 204 Henry’s Fine Jewelry......................... 237 Inkwell............................................. 238 Italian Garden.................................. 264 Joe Canal’s Discount Liquors............ 239 Kate’s Flower Shop........................... 240 Lace Silhouettes............................... 241 Louisa’s Chocolate Bar...................... 206 Love the Cook................................... 208 MAC Museum Shops........................ 210 Mary Ann’s Jewelry.......................... 242 Miss Demeanor................................ 243 Mr J.’s Music Shop............................ 264 No. 5 Trading Co............................... 265 Original Fudge Kitchen..................... 244 Out of the Past Antiques................... 265 Patricia Jackson Jewelers.................. 245 Patricia Rainey Studios..................... 246 Pink Victorious................................. 247 Seaside Cheese Company................. 212 Seaside Glassworks.......................... 248 Sea Weeds by the Sea........................ 249 SOMA NewArt Gallery..................... 250 Splash.............................................. 251 Sunset Beach Gift Shops................... 214 Sunset Liquors................................. 216 Swain’s ACE Hardware..................... 252 Tea by the Sea................................... 253 Tommy’s Folly.................................. 254 Victorian Walk Gallery..................... 218 Victorious........................................ 255 Wanderlust....................................... 256 Weddings by the Sea......................... 257

West Cape May Business Assoc........ 220 West End Garage.............................. 258 Whale’s Tale..................................... 259 White............................................... 260 Health & Beauty Accent on Beauty............................. 268 Artizan Salon & Spa......................... 270 Cape May Day Spa............................ 271 Circle of Light................................... 272 Louis J. Feldman, DDS...................... 273 North Beach Health Club.................. 274 Sea Spa at Congress Hall.................. 275 Shear Sunsations.............................. 276 The Well Center for Massage............ 277 Activities Aqua Trails....................................... 294 Atlantic Parasail............................... 295 Cape May Film Festival.................... 296 Cape May Lighthouse....................... 297 Cape May Mini Golf ......................... 298 Cape May National Golf Club........... 280 Cape May Stage................................ 282 East Coast Jet Boat........................... 284 East Coast Parasail & Jet Ski............. 299 East Lynne Theater Company........... 300 Emlen Physick Estate....................... 301 Historic Cold Spring Village............. 286 Lakeview Docks............................... 302 Miss Chris Fleet............................... 288 Morey’s Piers.................................... 290 Nature Center of Cape May............... 303 Naval Air Station Wildwood............. 304 Thundercat Dolphin Watch............... 305 Trolley Tours.................................... 306 WW II Tower.................................... 307 Services Aleksey Photography........................ 310 Cape May Times............................... 316 Corinthian Yacht Club ...................... 319 Crystal Marry Us.............................. 317 DeSatnick’s Window Fashions............ 312 Exit Zero Publishing......................... 314 Linen Ladies..................................... 319 MP Myers Photography.................... 318 Professional Property Services......... 320

Scott Whittle Photography................ 320 Tina Markoe Photography................ 321 WKR Property Management............. 321 Real Estate Apex Realty - Theresa Senico........... 328 Chris Clemans Sotheby’s.................. 324 Coastline Realty............................... 329 Coldwell Banker............................... 330 Dellas Agency.................................. 331 Homestead Real Estate..................... 326 Jersey Cape Realty............................ 332 Wilsey Realty................................... 333 Accommodations Accommodations Chart................... 367 Avondale by the Sea.......................... 354 Billmae Cottage................................ 364 Buckingham Motel........................... 336 Capri Motor Lodge........................... 355 Carroll Villa Hotel............................ 338 Chalfonte Hotel................................ 340 Dormer House.................................. 356 Fairthorne B&B................................ 357 Henry Sawyer Inn............................. 358 Heritage Inn..................................... 359 Hotel Alcott...................................... 342 Hotel Macomber.............................. 344 John Wesley Inn................................ 364 La Mer Beachfront Inn...................... 346 Mainstay Inn.................................... 365 Marquis de Lafayette Hotel............... 365 Mooring B&B................................... 348 Ocean Club Hotel............................. 350 Periwinkle Inn.................................. 360 Queen Victoria................................. 361 Rhythm of the Sea............................ 366 Southern Mansion............................ 366 Stockton Inns................................... 352 Victorian Lace Inn............................ 362 Windward House............................. 363


MAGIC MOMENT A September evening at the Cove. Photograph Maciek Nabrdalik


About This Book

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OME of the experienced travelers who either live in Cape May or regularly visit have told us over the years that this is the best in-room guide book they have ever seen. And these are folks who have been inside many of the best hotels in this country and abroad. Naturally, we love hearing this compliment, though, without sounding too cocky, that was always our target. (I haven’t been inside as many swanky hotel rooms as I’d like, but I’ve been in a few, and I’ve rarely been impressed by the tourist literature.) From the start, we said we would make a huge effort to produce a guide book so good that people would pay for it — and people do. Every year, we sell between 1,500 and 2,000 of these books, as well as distributing 2,500 to practically every hotel/motel/inn/B&B room in the city. Another 1,000 copies go to rental properties. So, if you’re new to this publication, that’s the preamble. Now it’s time to welcome new (and regular) readers to the ninth annual edition — in these pages you will find everything you need to enjoy a great vacation in America’s Original Seaside Resort. There are 204 businesses represented in this book, including 60 restaurants and 62 stores. When it comes to eating and shopping, that’s as close to blanket coverage as you can get. This year we have a new section, Wineries & Breweries, which reflects the exciting changes that are happening in this beautiful place. There is information on

galleries, so you can take home a special souvenir; a health and beauty section, so you can return home revived and refreshed; activities, so you can play your little heart out while you’re here; services, so you know where to get fresh linens or have a family portrait taken; accommodations, so you can plan your next trip; and real estate, in case you want to buy your own place here, or are looking for that perfect rental. We’ve also published a full calendar of city events, including the large and varied range of programs run by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (MAC), a non-profit organization that played a pivotal role in saving Cape May’s beautiful Victorian buildings from the wrecker’s ball in the 1970s and made the community aware that Cape May could re-emerge from the shadows and have a big future as a major seaside resort once again – if it restored and promoted its stock of incredible architecture. Which is, of course, exactly what happened. Today, MAC is responsible for organizing and operating cultural entertainment in the town, from trolley trips through the Historic District to the Cape May Music Festival and Victorian Week. There is also information on the exciting new Exit 0 International Jazz Festival, which is running two events this year, in June and October. Inside this book you will discover insider tips about our favorite things to do around town. There are special sections for those looking for romantically themed activities (page 36), for families (page 50), and for the

active types (page 56). As always, we are privileged to publish the words of world-famous (and locally-based) birder Pete Dunne (page 70), and we’ve published another excerpt (page 6) from Ben Miller’s history book about Cape May, The First Resort, which is in its second printing and has already sold nearly 9,000 copies, a remarkable achievement for a locally published book. So this is Cool Cape May... a town full of superb restaurants, lovely stores, fantastic Victorian buildings, including some of the finest B&Bs (and innkeepers) in the country, a huge range of organized year-round activities, a collection of beautiful beaches, and wildlife that will inspire and delight you. It’s quite a place, right? We’d appreciate it if you tell the advertisers in these pages that you saw their listing in Cool Cape May. It will make them happy, which will make us happy, because it’s their hard-earned money that allows us to produce such a beautiful book every year. And please leave this copy where you found it. If you love it so much that you want to take it home, you can buy a copy for the bargain price of $15 from selected establishments, including the Exit Zero Store and Gallery (which we recently expanded into a 2,500-square-foot emporium), at 109 Sunset Boulevard in the Chattel House Village; or online at www.ezstore.us. Enjoy the book, and enjoy this special place! Oh, and if you have any questions at all about your trip here, email info@exitzero.us, and we promise we’ll reply. JACK WRIGHT Editor/Publisher


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The Rise And Fall Of East Cape May An excerpt from the best-selling history book, “The First Resort”, by Ben Miller


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PAGE 8 COOL CAPE MAY “The First Resort” Excerpt PIER PLEASURE This page, top: In the early 1900s, the iron pier had been adorned with multiple amusements Cape May County Museum A DAY ON THE WATER This page, below: A rare picture of beach-goersin front of the iron pier on the beach at Decatur Street. Note the beach patrol members in the front and the number of people on the pier — it’s packed! Lynn Zettlemoyer AN ILL-FATED VENTURE Previous page: This postcard of the Hotel Cape May under construction is dated 1909, one year after the hotel was actually completed, and within months of it being reopened under new management. The ambitious hotel project seemed doomed to fail from the start. Don Pocher

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Y THE year 1900 the luster of Victorian Cape May had begun to fade and the resort was starting to show its age. Once-proud cottages had fallen into disrepair, many of them sitting empty and abandoned. The city’s older hotels were saddled with an alarming number of empty rooms and even the new ones were having trouble making ends meet. Cape May was developing a reputation as an oldfashioned town, too steeped in the past to appeal to modern visitors. At the same time, one of the chief factors blamed for the decline in summer visitors was the loss of Cape May’s most recognizable hotels to fire. The Columbia House, United States Hotel, Centre House, Atlantic Hotel, Mansion House and Ocean House were gone and many of their loyal guests left the city in search of a new summer resort. Summer visitors to Cape May had always fallen into two categories – regular citizens of average means who came to the resort for a good time, and the upper echelon of society who came to Cape May because it was fashionable to do so. As the city’s reputation weakened, two main competitors rose to prominence. The first was Atlantic City, which also offered contemporary hotels, a long boardwalk and the typical seaside amusements that pleased tourists. Atlantic City hotels were built on a much bigger scale than those in Cape May. The best example of this was the famous Traymore, which offered 450 guest rooms and by 1915 had grown into a 16-story behemoth. The second competitor was Newport, Rhode Island, which appealed to the many in the upper class. Some of the country’s most influential and affluent families chose to summer in Newport, and those that wished to stay in society’s graces soon followed.


PAGE 9 COOL CAPE MAY “The First Resort” Excerpt A VIEW OF THE ROOFTOPS This page, top: An early 1900s aerial view of South Lafayette Street, with the Grant Street Summer Station in the background. Many of the homes in the picture are still standing today, including the one on the corner of South Lafayette and Congress Streets, with the witch’s hat turret. Don Pocher A DAY ON THE WATER This page, below: Boat houses and small row boats at Schellenger’s Landing, now the location of the Lobster House, in 1903 Cape May County Museum

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PAGE 10 COOL CAPE MAY “The First Resort” Excerpt BUILDING OF DISTINCTION This page, left: The McCreary Cottage on Gurney Street in 1901, long before it became known as The Abbey Don Pocher LARK IN THE PARK This page, right: Wilbraham Park was an oasis of peace, a few short blocks from Cape May’s commercial district. These days, though, the park is home to a number of summer and fall festivals in West Cape May. Don Pocher STORE ON THE MOVE Opposite page: The old Ware Gift Shop that was in front of the Colonial Hotel (now Inn of Cape May) was moved to its present location (it’s now called Nest), near Elaine’s Dinner Theatre, by George and Patti Feitz, previous owners of the property. Lynn Zettlemoyer

Wealthy Americans clamored for an invitation to the Vanderbilt family’s mansion, The Breakers, or the Astors’ house, Beechwood. While many in Cape May felt the increased competition would spell disaster for the resort, some looked at the situation differently and felt it could be just the catalyst the city needed. The latter was a group of citizens and summer visitors who had a grand design for the city’s future and pushed to see their vision realized. The Cape May Real Estate Company was formed and plans were distributed to the local papers that detailed a massive development on the eastern side of the island. The company hoped to turn Cape May into an upscale playground for the rich. The cornerstone of their proposal rested on the dredging of a harbor and using the sand and silt to fill in the swampy, eastern section of Cape Island. The harbor would cover more than 500 acres, with an average depth of approximately 40 feet, allowing it to

accommodate even the largest ships afloat at the time. The dirt and sand that was dredged from the ocean floor would be used to level and grade the 3600 acres of swampy lands adjacent to the new harbor. The crown jewel of the plan, and one of the major selling points for the city of Cape May, was the proposed construction of an enormous, million-dollar hotel on the property. Behind this tremendous real estate endeavor was a man by the name of William Flinn, president of Beechwood Improvement Company, Limited. He was initially approached by two Philadelphia businessmen, Anthony Zane and Frank G. Edwards. Flinn, a power broker from Pittsburgh, was known as a very controversial figure in turn-of-the-century politics. Flinn and his partner, Christopher Magee, had held a tight control over local politicians and made millions through what many people considered to be underhanded manipulations of various public works

projects. Their Beechwood Improvement Company had been successful in a number of other real estate development projects, like their sizeable industrial development in the coal region of Sharon, PA. By 1903, however, Flinn’s political rivals had gained control of Pittsburgh and he lost much of his clout. His partner, Magee, had passed away recently and there was little left for him to do in Pittsburgh, so he turned his focus to Cape May. With his newly-incorporated Cape May Real Estate Company, work began on the harbor dredging in July of 1903. Building commenced on the Hotel Cape May in 1906, with its completion coming two years later. The hotel was slated to be ready much earlier but plans had to be changed after a construction accident caused a portion of the building to collapse. Additionally, a large amount of bricks and other supplies purchased for the building disappeared during the evenings when the lot was empty.


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PAGE 12 COOL CAPE MAY “The First Resort” Excerpt PORTRAIT OF A TYCOON This page, left: Henry Ford bought land in Cape May and planned to build an automobile plant. It never happened, and the site later became Camp Wissahickon. National Archives A WINNER LOSES OUT Right: Ford is shown racing on Cape May beach against Louis Chevrolet, among others. Ford lost the race but did not, as legend states, have to sell his car to pay his bill at the Stockton Hotel. Cape May County Museum A BIG DAY AT THE BEACH The official program for the auto races – the names of Ford and Chevrolet are underlined in red Lynn Zettlemoyer RACING ON THE BOARDWALK Opposite page: Children got caught up in the automobile craze Cape May County Museum


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PAGE 14 COOL CAPE MAY “The First Resort” Excerpt COTTAGE WITH A FUTURE This page, left: This three-story building on Ocean Street has a long and storied past. It was originally built as a summer cottage for the Gregory family and is now home to the nationallyacclaimed Queen Victoria B&B. Don Pocher THIS ONE’S FOR A PAR This page, right: A golfer goes for the green on the ninth hole at the Cape May Golf Course on Lafayette Street Cape May County Museum A SMALL-TOWN STREET Opposite page: The 300 block of Washington Street was home to a theatre, mechanic’s garage, furniture store and other typical small-town shops Don Pocher

The Cape May Real Estate Company celebrated the building of the hotel with a historic series of automobile races featuring Henry Ford, Louis Chevrolet, Alexander Winton and Walter Christie in August of 1905. The races were held on the beach, traversing from Sewell’s Point to the Hotel Cape May on the new ‘seashore track.’ One local story claims that Ford lost and had to sell his automobile to pay his hotel bill at the Stockton. While it is an entertaining tale, it is also untrue. Ford did lose his race against Christie, but money was not a concern. In fact, Ford later purchased a massive parcel of land just outside of Cape May with the intention of using it for his new Ford Motor Company. The most exciting news to come from the races concerned the stunning victory of a woman, Mrs

Clarence Cecil Fitler, who beat all challengers in the race for gasoline touring cars up to thirty horsepower. Her victory made headlines all over the country and helped generate a good deal of interest in the East Cape May project. When the Hotel Cape May opened for business in April of 1908 it offered accommodations for nearly 1000 people. With 330 rooms, spacious wraparound verandas and ornate grand ballroom, the hotel was considered the largest in the world. Unfortunately, it operated only six months before it was boarded up and closed, due to financial problems. The closing of the hotel was just the beginning of problems for the new Cape May project. Within a year the president of Flinn’s Cape May Real Estate Company, a man by the name of Peter Shields,

resigned. In the three years he was a part of the project, Shields dealt with a number of obstacles. Problems began during the construction of the Hotel Cape May. There was a strike among the workers, racial tensions with African-American laborers, the previously-mentioned collapse and the death of at least one workman, who fell from the partially-completed structure. Meanwhile, Shields also had a large, Georgian-style home built a block down the road. His summer cottage, as he called it, was completed in 1907. Not long after the Shields cottage was finished, Shields and his family faced a devastating loss from which he never fully recovered. One fateful day, Peter’s son, Earl, and some of his friends from the Cape May Yacht Club decided to go


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PAGE 16 COOL CAPE MAY “The First Resort” Excerpt BEFORE THE TRAGEDY This page, left: Peter Shields and his family in their new automobile. Peter’s son, Earl, who would lose his life at the age of 15 in a hunting accident, is behind the wheel. Peter Shields Inn A MOMENT ON THE PORCH This page, right: Peter and his wife Cora pose for a picture on the front porch of their magnificent Cape May ‘cottage’, which is now the Peter Shields Inn. Shield was one of several prominent businessmen who tried, and failed, to save the ambitious East Cape May project. Peter Shields Inn

hunting in the unfinished swampland. Things were fine until the younger Shields tried to move from one boat into another. Being only 15 years of age, Earl made a youthful mistake that turned fatal. He kept his balance by bracing himself on a rifle. Whether the gun misfired or the trigger was inadvertently pressed is unknown, but the rifle did fire and Earl was shot in the face. Earl didn’t die immediately and his friends carried him to the yacht club’s headquarters, where doctors attempted to save him. The wounds were extensive and it was clear that he would not survive. His parents were summoned and four hours after the accident, Earl A. Shields breathed his last. His body was moved to the basement of the Shields cottage and then trans-

ported, the next afternoon, to the family’s winter home in Bryn Mawr, PA. Compounding Peter Shields’s personal tragedy, the Cape May Real Estate Company was forced to declare bankruptcy amidst unpaid bills and a lawsuit from the architect who designed the Hotel Cape May. Just as the company was in the middle of financial ruin its main harbor dredge was involved in an accident and sank. The dredge, which was christened the Pittsburgh at the beginning of the project to honor Flinn, sank to the bottom in front of Pittsburgh Avenue. After Shields resigned in 1909 the new president, Frederick Feldner, promised to restore the project to financial prosperity. Only months after assuming the


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company’s reigns, Feldner was involved in an horrific car crash. He and his wife, plus one of the primary investors in the Cape May Real Estate Company and his wife, along with the chauffeur, were killed instantly when Feldner’s car was hit by an express train from Philadelphia. The third president, Nelson Graves, also promised big things for the venture and initially he proved to be successful where his predecessors failed. Under his leadership the dredging of the harbor was completed and a new amusement park was built in Cape May. The park was known as the Fun Factory and it was located on the site of what is now the coast guard base. Things were going a little more smoothly until, once again, fate dealt the project another crushing

blow. In 1914 it was discovered that Graves had spent his entire fortune and was unable to resolve his personal debts. He declared bankruptcy and each of his financial holdings were leveraged to pay off his debts. Following Graves’ lead, the Cape May Real Estate Company also declared bankruptcy and each of the lots were auctioned to pay back taxes. With the remnants of the East Cape May project sitting idle on the eastern side of the island it appeared as if all the Cape May Real Estate Company’s work was for naught. Even the celebrated Hotel Cape May had closed its doors. The immense building sat quiet and empty, a stoic reminder of what might have been. All was not lost for the hotel, however, and eastern Cape May was about to be given a new purpose. In

the summer of 1915 throngs of people flocked to the city’s new harbor after word spread that the US Navy had sent a group of warships to Cape May. The rumors were partly true, as the navy had indeed decided to stage a battle group in the harbor. It was a temporary situation, however, as the ships were actually on their way to the Philadelphia Naval Yard and only made a brief stop in Cape May. Nonetheless, the city was abuzz with talk over whether or not the navy would build a permanent home in Cape May. There was a serious worry of invasion from Germany or one of the other warring nations involved in the conflict that would later be known as World War I. By November, the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce had formed a committee in the hopes

HAPPIER TIMES The Shields family and friends enjoy the beach in front of the Pittsburgh businessman’s summer cottage Peter Shields Inn

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PAGE 18 COOL CAPE MAY “The First Resort” Excerpt HOUSE OF FUN Right:: The Fun Factory shortly after opening, with patrons lined up around the outside of the tower. The building was later destroyed by fire while being used by the US Navy during World War I. Don Pocher

they could convince the federal government to build a military base in Cape May. The committee, led by Cape May Board of Trade President Luther Ogdon, met with the US Senate and congressional representatives from New Jersey and asked for their support. The government leaders readily agreed with Cape May’s committee and pledged to take their concerns to the floor of the US Senate and House of Representatives. Throughout 1916, state and federal officials negotiated the merits of constructing a military base in Cape May. There were significant strategic reasons, mainly the entrance to the Delaware Bay and Delaware River, along with the numerous munitions plants that were positioned along the Delaware River. In Cape May, on what is now known as Higbee’s Beach, the Bethlehem Steel Corporation maintained a testing facility for weapons and explosives. Bethlehem Steel had agreements to manufacture shells and other weaponry for a handful of nations, including the US. Once a particular group of shells were ready to be tested, a special train would bring the munitions into the Cape May depot. They were immediately unloaded upon arrival and transported to the company’s storage facility. At the appropriate time the shell or other explosive to be tested would be loaded on to a rail car and pulled on to the beach, where it would be detonated. Keeping this and the security of the Delaware Bay in mind, lawmakers were eager to reach an accord that would provide military protection to the area. Their efforts were soon hastened by two disastrous acts of German sabotage on strategic arms sites in New Jersey. In the early morning of July, 1916, guards at an American munitions depot known as Black Tom encountered a handful of minor fires that appeared

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to have been intentionally set. The guards were not equipped to fight the fires, which quickly grew into one massive blaze. Shortly thereafter the entire depot was engulfed in flames and the munitions began exploding. The explosions were so intense that they shattered windows 25 miles away and the repercussions were felt up to a hundred miles away. Six months later, saboteurs attacked the Canadian Car and Foundry Company in Kingsland, NJ. Both attacks happened in the vicinity of northern New Jersey.


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Summer In Cape May Long, dreamy beach days, and balmy evenings


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We respectfully disagree with Jerry Seinfeld, that wise observer of American life, who said, “There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.” It’s probably fair to assume that Jerry hasn’t been to Cape May. Shame on him. On the next few pages, we prove him wrong, listing 15 activities and/or destinations that really will please the whole family.

CAPE MAY COUNTY ZOO

HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE

NATURE CENTER OF CAPE MAY

THIS county boasts one of the finest zoos you’re ever likely to visit. You’ll find more than 85 acres of beautifully maintained exhibits, housing 250 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and around 550 animals. Plus, the park (around 120 acres) has picnic areas, walking and biking paths, fishing ponds, picnic shelters, a disc golf course, and playgrounds. Bring a blanket and a picnic, or grab something at the one of the concession stands. The zoo is located just off exit 11 on the Parkway, at 707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House. Visit capemaycountygov.net, or call 609-465-5271. Admission is free, though donations are welcomed.

AN EARLY American Living History Museum, this is a fascinating, hands-on place to spend the day. Make sure to visit the Village Country Store, which is stocked with a quirky mix of heritage and gift items. Whether you simply want to wander among the village buildings to meet and talk with the “villagers” and feed the farm animals, or you visit for one of their popular events — like the Seafarers’ Weekend where pirates run amok, or Wheels and Whistles, when the village is lined with model railroads, garden displays, vendors, and all things locomotive — this is an excellent family destination. 720 Route 9, Cape May. Visit hcsv.org, or call 898-2300.

BIRD-WATCHING and aquaria are just the tip of the iceberg here. Whether you are watching the sun set from a picnic table or engaging in activities like beachcombing in the harbor or roaming the wildlife habitat meadows, the Nature Center is a box you need to check. It’s the perfect blend of entertainment and information for the kids and it’s open daily in June, July, and August, and Tuesday through Saturday the rest of the year. 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May. Visit njaudubon.org for the full program of events, or call 609-898-8848.


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NASW AVIATION MUSEUM

CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY

WHALE AND DOLPHIN CRUISES

BAY SPRINGS ALPACA FARM

THERE are 92,000 square feet of hands-on history here. You can sit in the cockpit of aircraft, climb a real traffic control tower, explore the science of flight with interactive displays, or try your hand at being a pilot with flight simulator games. Visit the 1940s exhibit room to see what life looked like 70 years ago, and view their 26 planes and helicopters up close. There is a small admission fee, which goes towards the renovations and adding of new exhibits — the museum is always changing. And there is plenty of free parking. Don’t forget the camera, whatever you do — these won’t be your standard vacation photos. The museum’s mission is to memorialize the 42 known airmen who perished here while training during World War II, educate the public, and restore Hangar #1. 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport. Visit usnasw.org, or call 609-886-8787.

WHETHER you actually want to visit Delaware for a day, or you’re just looking for something to do, a ferry trip rewards you with an off-thebeaten-track kind of adventure, whether you walk on, ride your bikes, or drive your car. Pirate Pete is always on hand to entertain, and you can arrange children’s birthday parties in the terminal or onboard. Bonus: You may even get a dolphin escort. And by the way, if you’re more of a landlubber than a seafarer, don’t forget that the terminal is a destination in its own right, with a restaurant, lounge and gift shop. So find a prime location on the the deck, grab a sandwich and a cold drink, and just kick back and watch the ferries come and go. 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May. Visit capemaylewesferry.com.

SPEAKING of dolphins, what kid (of any age) would not be thrilled by a trip on a marine observation vessel? Especially at the very source; the Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center originated the concept of whale and dolphinwatching on the New Jersey coast, and is the only research facility in the state that allows public participation on vessels at sea. And they put your money where their mouth is — if you book a trip and you don’t happen to spot a marine mammal, they offer you another trip. We suggest you book in advance. — junior rates for kids 7-12 and group rates are also available. Located at 1121 Route 109 (Utsch’s Marina), Cape May. Visit capemaywhalewatch. com, or call 609-898-0055. For a change of pace, the Thunder Cat in Wildwood Crest (609-523-2628) is a catamaran speedboat that apparently is very popular with the bottle-nosed dolphins who flock around it.

IF YOU’VE got a family of animal lovers (or a family who appreciates some good warm socks), we’ve go the place for you. Barb and Warren Nuessle run this bucolic spot, keeping their herd of sweet-faced gentle giants and selling their wares in their cozy, welcoming shop. Visit with the animals at feeding time, and the kids will thrill at passing out carrots to these friendly creatures. While you’re there, pop into the shop, where you can purchase alpaca products, including scarves, mittens, blankets, and those socks we’re always going on about. And if you’re a knitter, stock up on some of their fine quality yarns and fleece. The shop is open weekends, year-round. 542 New England Road, Cape May. Visit bayspringsalpacas.com, or call 609-884-0563.

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CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE

KAYAKING

CARRIAGE RIDES

PARASAILING/JET BOATING

ONE of the most popular landmark attractions at the Jersey Cape since it was leased and restored in 1983, the lighthouse is open every day from April until November, and on weekends the rest of the year. Tire out the kids with a walk to the top (it’s a 199-step trip — it is a workout) and take in their reactions to the oneof-a-kind, spectacular view. The park is itself the venue for an endless list of activities and an ever-changing schedule of events. There are also nature trails for hiking, fishing, guided bird walking, and tables and shelters for picnicking. Visit capemaymac.org, or call 609-884-5404.

EVERYBODY into the kayak — it’s time to get up close and personal with nature. With Aqua Trails Kayaking, you’ll see and hear flora and fauna in the air, on land and in the water. Kids 14 and over can commandeer their own kayak, while younger ones can ride with adults. And the guides will take a seine net out on tours to see just what sort of sea creatures are out there. Daily kayak tours of the wetlands, as well as ocean paddles, are offered here, with experienced guides at the helm, and Aqua Trails owner Jeff Martin hosts a kayak camp a couple of times each summer to help kids handle a traditional kayak on their own. Wind down a busy day with a sunset tour, or keep the kids up a little late and check out one of their popular moonlight tours. Based at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May. Visit aquatrails.com, or call 609-884-5600.

IT’S EASY to think of carriage rides as strictly a romantic activity, but kids love them. Perched in a carriage with a gentle, unhurried view of our town is one of the very best ways to see it. Plus, the guides at Cape May Carriage Company are cheerful and knowledgeable, and the horses are usually decorated for whatever holiday is approaching. Don’t forget you can also rent a carriage for a picnic lunch en famille. They’ll get you squared away with your picnic food, load you up and drive you out to Sunset Beach or the Cape May Point State Park for a fun family outing. 100 Stevens Street, Cape May. Visit capemaycarriage.com, or call 609-884-4466.

PUT a little zip into your how-I-spent-mysummer-vacation stories with a parasailing trip. It’s a quick drive over the bridge and onto Ocean Drive for about a mile to get to Atlantic Parasail, at 1025 Ocean Drive, Wildwood. (Visit atlanticparasail.com, or call 609-522-1869.) Don’t feel like leaving town? East Coast is the only parasail company on the island, at Utsch’s Marina, 1121 Route 109, Cape May. (Visit eastcoastparasail.com, or call 609-898-8359.) Hot tip: they’re also offering jet boating, new this year. The Get Some is the first jet boat of its size on the East Coast — it’s 30 feet long, big enough for 24 people, powered by twin supercharged diesel 600-horse-power engines, and potentially the most fun you’ll have on the water this year.


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MOREY’S PIERS

BIKE RIDES

MINIATURE GOLF

MODEL TRAIN EXHIBIT

IF YOU can’t have fun with your family at Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, you can’t have fun with your family. Morey’s have two waterparks, three piers, five restaurants, and 105 rides and attractions. The amusements range from old favorites like the carousel and spinning teacups, to higher-intensity, bigger-kid rides like bumper cars and a roller coaster. If that’s not enough for you, check out their one-of-a-kind diversions: “IT,” a new ride that sends guests spinning, and the Ghost Ship, complete with zombies and ghosts and spirits. Need a change of pace from the beach? You have two water parks to choose from here. For the more sedate, relaxing experience, choose Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club, where you can indulge in such luxuries as cabana rental and spa services. If you want to ramp things up, family-friendly action and adventure await you at Raging Waters, with kid-centric activities like Shipwreck Shoals and the Lil’ Dipper Pool kids’ play area. 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. Visit moreyspiers.com, or call 609522-3900.

IT’S difficult to appreciate the beauty of our charming little town from the interior of a car — a bike is best. And to that end, we have some wonderful bike rental places around town, geared (geared, get it?) to accommodate everyone from the lone desperado to the family in a surrey. They’re all top-notch — just depends on where you are in town. Conveniently located along the side of the Macomber Hotel, and across from the promenade is where you’ll find Cape Island Bike Rentals, at 727 Beach Avenue, to be precise, 609-884-8011. Shields Bike Rental are at 11 Gurney Street, 609-898-1818; while Village Bike Shop is in the center of town, near the Acme shopping center and the bus depot, at 605 Lafayette Street, 609-884-8500.

THERE is nothing like a rousing game of miniature golf to bring out that friendly competitive spirit it that lurks below the surface in every family (or nearer to the surface in others). First up, Sunset Beach Mini Golf, located at the end of Sunset Boulevard with a killer view of the bay from every hole. And the first nine holes are even wheelchair-accessible. (Visit sunsetbeach.com.) There’s also Ocean Putt Golf, which is smack in the middle of everything, at 401 Beach Avenue. It’s just a short stroll from the mall, and across the street from the beach. A little further down the road, you’ll find Stockton Golf, at the Stockton Inn, 809 Beach Avenue. This beautifully-landscaped course has been attracting golf enthusiasts for over five decades. (Visit stocktoninns.com.) Then there is Cape May Mini Golf and Cocomoe’s Premium Ice Cream Parlor. Let’s face it — mini golf can be grueling. Relax after kicking some butt with a refreshing ice cream, shake, or Italian ice, at great prices and with plenty of seating for the whole gang. They’re located at 315 Jackson Street. (Visit capemayminigolf.com)

THERE are a group of little witches in Cape May. They’re brewing in their cauldron not too far from the bottom of the ski slope. Left of the ice-skaters. South of the tug-of-war kids. These are some of the figurines that have been painstakingly placed throughout the Cape May Model Trains exhibit, where motorized steam engines and passenger cars pick up electric currents from 30 separate tracks. “The scenery can be just as important as the trains themselves,” said owner Tim Delp. “Here, it’s half-imagination and half-reality.” Some of the trains — The Polar Express and Thomas the Tank Engine, for instance — exist only on television and, now, in this Elmira Street exhibit. Others are modeled after those reallife machines Tim and his family have traveled across North America in their motor-home to ride… like the Shay locomotives of West Virginia that were used in the logging industry from 1900 to 1960. Tim will give you the history, if you’re interested. Otherwise, you’re free to meander throughout, marveling about, taking it all in. Call 609-432-1690 or stop by (525 Elmira Street).

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PAGE 26 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events May 3-5 FIFTH ANNUAL STRICTLY BOATERS BOAT SHOW At South Jersey Marina — situated at the entrance to Cape May, on the harbor — is a boat show for people who actually, well, boat. Contact South Jersey Marina at 609-898-9500. May 4 CHOCOLATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR AND TASTING Inns, B&Bs and restaurants are vying for Cape May’s Chocolate Champion title and you’re the judge. 1pm to 3pm. Call 609-884-5404. May 4 SPRING FESTIVAL CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES SHOW The Emlen Physick Estate becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission. Free parking. 10am to 4pm. Call 609-884-5404. May 4 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER Join the Impromptu Players who will set the scene for a new original mystery, Foul Weather Fiend, at Carriage House Café and Tearoom, 1048 Washington Street. Enjoy a four-course dinner as you contemplate the clues. $45 per person. 7pm. Call 609-884-5404. May 4 PRIVATE HOMES TOUR Step inside Cape May’s private residences — ranging from the Victorian era to the 21st century — which are not normally open to the public. Adults $15; children (ages 3-12) $10. 11am to 1pm. Call 609-884-5404. May 5 MURDER MYSTERY LUNCHEON Join the Impromptu Players who will set the

scene for a new original mystery, Foul Weather Fiend, at Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street. Enjoy a three-course luncheon as you contemplate the clues. $30 per person. 1pm. Call 609-884-5404. May 8 EXPLORE THE SHORE From 11am to 12:30pm, explore the secrets of Cape May’s harbor by discovering the marsh with an expert naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May. Call 609-898-8848. May 10 30TH ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF BIRDING It was in 1984 that the New Jersey Audubon Society first challenged birders to “cross the Jersey line” for a 24-hour birding competition. Since the first year, 1000s of avid birders have taken up the challenge. May 11 FAMILY HIKE: BIRDS, BUGS AND MORE From 1-2pm, join an expert naturalist in identifying butterflies, birds, mammals and more. Cost is $5, at the Nature Center of Cape May. Call 609-898-8848. May 11 CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE 25/20 CELEBRATION Help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the MidAtlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) reopening the Cape May Lighthouse for climbs to the top, and the release after 20 years of the digitally re-mastered CD by Cape May guitarist Geno White, Music From Inside the Lighthouse. 2pm to 5pm. Call 609-884-5404. May 11 DELAWARE BAY LIGHTHOUSE ADVENTURE Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or


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PAGE 28 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 10 am to 5pm. Tickets are $99. Call 609-884-5404.

CAPE MAY CITY’S MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY Amidst all the barbequing and beach-playing of a long weekend, it’s important to remember the reason for the holiday. Honor America’s fallen heroes at at the Columbia Avenue Monument at 11am. Visit capemayrecreation.org.

May 11 EXPLORE THE SHORE From 11am to 12:30pm, explore the secrets of Cape May’s harbor by discovering the marsh with an expert naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May. Call 609-898-8848.

May 27 - September 30 ORIGINAL SALT MARSH SAFARI Welcome aboard the Jersey Cape’s original wildlife tour boat, the Skimmer, and explore Cape May’s beatuiful coastal wetlands with experienced naturalists. Call 609-884-3100.

May 11 34TH ANNUAL GREAT CAPE MAY FOOTRACE The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into a certified 5k and 10k race course. May 15-18 37TH ANNUAL CAPE MAYGRATION SPRING BIRDING FESTIVAL Did you know that Cape May is the birding capital of the universe? Learn all about it during this important festival. Call 609-884-2736. June 16 FATHER’S DAY FISHING TRIP From 1-5pm, take this special fishing trip, just for you and dad, sailing from South Jersey Marina. Cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children. Call the boat directly — 609-780-7900. May 16-19 WASHINGTON STREET MALL SIDEWALK SALE Hit the Washington Street Mall from 9am to 7pm, and browse a variety of affordable merchandise. Visit washingtonstreetmall.com. May 17 GABLES AUCTION This art auction at the Inn of Cape May will

GRAND OLD LADY: The Chalfonte Hotel, the oldest in Cape May, is the subject of a major exhibition at the Emlen Physick Estate, inspired by Karen Fox’s marvellous book, The Chalfonte. The free exhibition is open daily throughout the summer.

benefit local food banks. Begins at 6pm, and admission is $10. May 18 ARMED FORCES DAY CEREMONY AT THE WORLD WAR II LOOKOUT TOWER The restored World War II Lookout Tower is the perfect setting to pay tribute to the dedicated men and women who have helped preserve our freedom. Free admission. Call 609-884-5404. May 18 and 25 EXPLORE THE SHORE From 11am to 12:30pm, explore the secrets of Cape May’s harbor by discovering the marsh with an expert naturalist from the Nature

Center of Cape May. Call 609-898-8848. May 26 - June 13 24TH ANNUAL CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL Enjoy world-class orchestral and chamber music, a world traditions series and Bach’s Lunches at the 24th annual Cape May Music Festival. Call 609-884-5404. May 26 CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES FOR MEMORIAL DAY Browse country crafts, folk art, customdesigned jewelry, antiques and a choice selection of Victorian items at Cape May Convention Hall. Admission is $2. 10am to 4pm. May 27

May 29 BACH’S LUNCH Enjoy a mini-concert by members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and an elegant Tea Luncheon at the Carriage House Café and Tearoom located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. 12:30pm; $30 per person. Call 609-884-5404. June 1 WEST CAPE MAY STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL It’s held every year on the first Saturday of June in Wilbraham Park, and it features all things strawberry plus unique vendors. 9am to 5pm. Call 609-884-9325. June 1 and 8 EXPLORE THE SHORE From 11am to 12:30pm, explore the secrets of Cape May’s harbor by discovering the marsh with an expert naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May. Call 609-898-8848. June 5 BACH’S LUNCH Enjoy a mini-concert by members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and an elegant Tea Luncheon at the Carriage House Café and


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PAGE 30 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events June 18-27 HARBOR SAFARI Tuesdays and Thursdays, pull a 20-foot seine net through the shallows of Cape May’s harbor. Call 609-898-8848.

Tearoom located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. 12:30pm; $30 per person. Call 609-884-5404. June 2-9 RESTAURANT WEEK Known for its variety of fine dining experiences, from casual sit-down to formal dining, Cape May will showcase its best restaurants. Visit cmrestaurantweek.com.

June 18 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848.

June 4-27 FAMILY FISHING TRIPS It’s fun for the whole gang, every Tuesday and Thursday, on the Cape May Lady. Call 609-7807900. June 5 DR. PHYSICK’S 158TH BIRTHDAY PARTY Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Emlen Physick, Cape May’s illustrious Victorian citizen, on the grounds of the 1879 Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. And watch a croquet match... wear your summer whites and root for your favorite players. Starts at 10am. Call 609-884-5404. June 6-9 33RD SOUTH JERSEY SHARK TOURNAMENT It’s the richest shark tournament in New Jersey. Contact South Jersey Marina at 609-884-2400. June 8 SISTER CAPE BIKE TOUR Get familiar with our sister cape, Cape Henlopen State Park. Expect to cover about 20 miles while exploring natural and cultural gems. Starts at 8:30am. Call 609-898-8848. June 8-9 BOARDWALK CRAFT SHOW This is the 21st craft show of its kind, but only

June 20 SISTER CAPE BIKE TOUR Get familiar with the “other side:” our sister cape, Cape Henlopen State Park. Expect to cover about 20 miles while exploring natural and cultural gems. Meet at the Cape May Lewes Ferry at 8:30am. Call 609-898-8848. ANNUAL SPECTACLE With the new Convention Hall in the background, the Colonial Musketeers play for the city’s Fourth of July Parade Photograph by Aleksey Moryakov

the second to take place at Cape May’s Convention Hall. It’s the perfect time for a treasure hunt. For details, visit capemayrecreation.org. June 12 BACH’S LUNCH Enjoy a mini-concert by members of the BayAtlantic Symphony and an elegant Tea Luncheon at the Carriage House Café and Tearoom located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. 12:30pm; $30 per person. Call 609-884-5404. June 14-16 HARBOR FEST Check out the Blessings of the Waters ceremony on the 14th, and then enjoy an oldfashioned street festival at Cape May harbor. The event features a myriad of water activities and demonstrations, the wildly popular scallop

cook-off, a beer garden and vendors. It culminates with a Coast Guard SAR demonstration. The water taxi includes stops at South Jersey Marina and Canyon Club Resort Marina. Call 609-884-2400. June 16 SCAVENGER HUNT BIKE: FATHER’S DAY It’s not a race; it’s an adventure! Call the Nature Center of Cape May for details of this fun family event on 609-898-8848. June 17 - September 9 CAPE MAY HARBOR AND SALT MARSH SUNSET CRUISE Explore undiscovered Cape May as you sail into the scenic and historic harbor. You’ll see quaint boathouses, the commerial fishing fleet, and Sewell Point. Call 609-898-3500.

June 21 - September 6 FAMILY BIRDING CRUISE Take an up-close look at osprey, egrets and bald eagles along with many other birds of the coastal salt marsh. Call 609-898-3500. June 21-23 FULL MOON KAYAK TOUR This is a tidal marsh tour, with the extra attraction of seeing a sunset over the water and the ascent of a full moon while an exceptionally high tide rises. Call 609-898-8848. June 21 - October 31 CAPE MAY’S 2013 DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE Tours are offered daily; hours vary. Call 609884-5404. June 22 DELAWARE BAY LIGHTHOUSE ADVENTURE Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph


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PAGE 32 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 10am to 5pm. Tickets are $99. Call 609-884-5404. June 24 - August 16 DISCOVERY KIDS This program, for children in pre-k through sixth grades, allows kids to explore our environment through experiements, games, arts and crafts and hands-on science activities at the Nature Center of Cape May. Call 609-8988848. June 25 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848. June 26 COVE TO HIGBEE BEACH KAYAK TOUR It’s a thrilling sunset tour designed by the Nature Center of Cape May for more adventurous paddlers. For details, call 609-898-8848. June 26 - August 28 CYCLING THE SOUTHERN CAPE Wedensdays from 9:30am to noon, join Nature Center naturalists for a leisurly 12-mile tour of the most beautiful natural areas of Cape Island. Call 609-898-8848. June 29 VICTORIAN FAMILY FAIR A traditional Victorian fair with activities for the whole family on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, 10am to 4pm. Call 609-884-5404. June 29 TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY BYOB — Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate

The Farmers Market behind West Cape May Borough Hall is a fun spot throughout the summer, on Tuesdays Photograph by Aleksey Moryakov

feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. Miss Jeanne and a special guest from The Cape May Teddy Bear Co. will be presenting stories and activities. 11am and 1pm. $18 for adults; $10 for children (ages 3-12). 1048 Washington Street. Call 609-884-5404. July 1 A NIGHT BACK IN TIME WITH BILL HALEY JR. AND THE COMETS Enjoy the great acoustics of Cape May’s Convention Hall at this concert, featuring special guest The Jerry Spathis Rockabilly Band. Show

starts at 7:30pm. Call the Cape May Convention Hall Box Office at 609-884-9563. July 2 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848. July 2-30 HARBOR SAFARI Tuesdays and Thursdays, pull a 20-foot seine net through the shallows of Cape May harbor.

Call 609-898-8848. July 2-30 FAMILY FISHING TRIPS Every Tuesday and Thursday, it’s fun for the whole gang aboard the Cape May Lady. Call 609780-7900. July 3 FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly


PAGE 33 COOL CAPE MAY category SURF’S UP AT THE COVE September is one of the best months for surfing in Cape May Photograph by Maciek Nabrdalik

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BIG-SCREEN PAGE 34 TREAT COOL CAPE MAY Summer Movies at the Beach, held on Thursday nights in the summer, has been a huge success Photograph by Aleksey Moryakov

Events


PAGE 35 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 9am to 2pm. Call 609-884-5404. July 3 - August 28 BEACHCOMING THE COVE On Wednesdays from 8:30am to 9:30am, explore the area’s ever-changing coastal habitats — the beach, ocean, and dunes — of Cape May’s Cove beach. Call 609-898-8848. July 4 FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA Summertime is the time for simple American pleasures — like running through sprinklers, chasing ice cream trucks and, of course, enjoying fireworks. From Congress Hall’s lawn or the surrounding beaches and streets, you’ll see a five-star show while savoring salty ocean breezes. Kicks off at 9pm. July 5 PRINCESSES AND PIRATES LUNCHEON Young buccaneers and little maidens are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, for a pirate/princess-themed luncheon. Lunch includes princess dress-up, mani-pedis and etiquette tips for the girls, and pirate gear, lessons in pirate walking and balloon swords for the boys. $23 for adults, $15 for children (ages 3-12). 11:30am. Call 609-884-5404. July 6 34TH INDEPENDENCE PARADE Who says the Fourth of July celebration has to end on the 4th? We’re still just as happy about our independence on the 6th, so why not have a parade? The fun starts at 1pm in front of Convention Hall. July 7 TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY BYOB — Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy

Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. 11am and 1pm. 1048 Washington Street. Call 609-884-5404. July 8 JOHN FORD FOLEY: STOCKTON GOES TO THE BEACH CONCERT Show starts at 8pm at Convention Hall. Call the box office at 609-884-9563. July 8-12 KAYAK AND PADDLEBOARD CAMP Aqua Trails Kayaking and Paddleboard Camp is

fun for adventurers between teh ages of 12 and 16. They’ll learn safety, basic paddling skills, and self and aided rescues. Call 884-5600.

ous paddlers. Call 609-898-8848.

July 9 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848.

July 10 DIPPIN’ FOR FISHES: A HARBOR WADING TOUR Join an expert naturalist to explore and learn about the marine species that make the harbor and salt marsh special. Cost for member is: $8, adults; $5 children. Call 609-898-8848.

July 10 COVE TO HIGBEE BEACH KAYAK TOUR It’s a thrilling sunset tour designed by the Nature Center of Cape May for more adventur-

July 10 CHILDREN’S THEATRE Stockton Performing Art’s Center, in partnership with the Greater Ocean City Theatre Com-

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PAGE 36 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events pany, presents children’s theatre at 10am at Convention Hall. Call 609-884-9563.

July 16 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848.

July 10 FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors. 9am to 2pm. Call 609-884-5404.

July 16-18 PRIVATE BUTTERFLY GARDEN TOURS From 10am to 3pm, gardens will showcase native nectar plants, key caterpillar plants, and a blizzard of butterflies and hummingbirds. Call 609-898-8848.

July 10-14 24TH VIKING/ OCEAN SHOWDOWN If you own either a Viking or Ocean fishing vessel, usher in the start of billfishing season by competing in this tournament, hosted by South Jersey Marina. Call 609-884-2400. July 10 - August 28 SUMMER FAMILY CAMPFIRE Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, join a Nature Center naturalist for an evening hike, campfire, and some marshmallow roasting. Call 609-898-8848. July 11 NIGHTTIME GHOST CRAB SEARCH What can run sideways, dig a hole without a shovel, and has 10 legs? Join the Nature Center for an evening storll to look for these and other nocturnal creatures. Call 609-898-8848. July 12-14 49TH ANNUAL PROMENADE ART SHOW We love hand-crafted pottery and jewelry, paintings of classic Cape May scenes, and awesome photography. We love it even more when it’s local. Check out the show, on the promenade, between 10 and 5pm. July 12 PRINCESSES AND PIRATES LUNCHEON Young buccaneers and little maidens are invited

July 17 CHILDREN’S THEATRE Stockton Performing Art’s Center, in partnership with the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, presents children’s theatre at 10am at Convention Hall. Call 609-884-9563.

PROCESSION OF CUTIES The Annual Baby Parade is a fun spectacle on Beach Avenue every August Photograph by Aleksey Moryakov

to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, for a pirate/princess-themed luncheon. Lunch includes princess dress-up, mani-pedis and etiquette tips for the girls, and pirate gear, lessons in pirate walking and balloon swords for the boys. Call 609-884-5404.

July 13 KAYAK CLINIC This class, by the Nature Center of Cape May, will introduce the paddler to kayak equipment, water conditions, and self and aided rescues. For details, call 609-898-8848.

July 13 DELAWARE BAY LIGHTHOUSE ADVENTURE Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each cruise includes narration on Delaware Bay lore and legend, with information on fishing, spawning grounds and more. 10am to 5pm. Call 609-884-5404.

July 15 CHRISTOPHER CROSS: STOCKTON GOES TO THE BEACH CONCERT He was the biggest new star of 1980, defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the number one hit, “Sailing.” And now he will entertaining the folks in Cape May. The show starts at 8pm at Convention Hall. Call 609884-9563.

July 17 FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors. 9am to 2pm. Free Call 609-884-5404. July 18 NIGHTTIME GHOST CRAB SEARCH What can run sideways, dig a hole without a shovel, and has 10 legs? Join the Nature Center for an evening storll to look for these and other nocturnal creatures. Call 609-898-8848. July 19 PRINCESSES AND PIRATES LUNCHEON Young buccaneers and maidens are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, for a pirate/princess-themed luncheon. Includes princess dress-up, mani-pedis and etiquette tips for the girls, and pirate gear, lessons in pirate walking and balloon swords for the boys.


PARTY TIME The ExitCAPE Zero Store and PAGE 37 MAY SUMMER 2010 PAGE 37COOL COOL CAPE MAY category Gallery hosts fun events all summer long. Check their Facebook page for details. Photograph by Aleksey Moryakov

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PAGE 38 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events 11:30am. Call 609-884-5404. July 21 TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY BYOB — Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. Miss Jeanne and a special guest from The Cape May Teddy Bear Co. will be presenting stories and activities. 11am and 1pm. $18 for adults; $10 for children (ages 3-12). 1048 Washington Street. Call 609-884-5404.

May Point State Park, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors. 10am to 2pm. Call 609-884-5404. July 24 COVE TO HIGBEE BEACH KAYAK TOUR It’s a thrilling sunset tour designed by the Nature Center of Cape May for more adventurous paddlers. For more information, call 609-898-8848.

July 21 CAPTAIN KIDD TREASURE HUNT Kids ages 3-10 will follow Captain Kidd on a treasure hunt on the beaches in front of Convention Hall. 1pm. Call 609-884-9565.

July 24 CHILDREN’S THEATRE Stockton Performing Art’s Center, in partnership with the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, presents children’s theatre at 10am at Convention Hall. Call 609-884-9563.

July 21-23 FULL MOON KAYAKING TOURS This is a tidal marsh tour, with the added attraction of seeing a sunset over the water and the ascent of a full moon while an exceptionally high tide rises. Call 609-898-884.

July 24 DIPPIN’ FOR FISHES: A HARBOR WADING TOUR Join an expert naturalist to explore and learn about the marine species that make the harbor and salt marsh special. Call 609-898-8848.

July 22 HELEN REDDY: STOCKTON GOES TO THE BEACH CONCERT Helen Reddy is a Grammy award-winning songstress with hits such as “Angie Baby.” Show starts at 8pm at Convention Hall. Call 609884-9563.

July 18 NIGHTTIME GHOST CRAB SEARCH What can run sideways, dig a hole without a shovel, and has 10 legs? Join the Nature Center for an evening storll to look for these and other nocturnal creatures. Call 609-898-8848.

July 23 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848. July 24 FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape

July 26 PRINCESSES AND PIRATES LUNCHEON Young buccaneers and maidens are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, for a pirate/princess-themed luncheon. Lunch includes princess dress-up, mani-pedis and etiquette tips for the girls, and pirate gear, lessons in pirate walking and balloon swords for the boys. 11:30am. Call 609-884-5404.


PAGE 39 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events July 29 RONNIE SPECTOR: STOCKTON GOES TO THE BEACH CONCERT She’s the lead singer of the ultimate girl group, The Ronettes. Show starts at 8pm at Convention Hall. Call the box office at 609-884-9563. July 30 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848. July 31 81ST QUEEN MAYSEA CORONATION Support her highness as she takes the throne at Convention Hall. Begins at 7pm. Call 609-8849565. July 31 FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors. 9am to 2pm. Call 609-884-5404. July 31 CHILDREN’S THEATRE Stockton Performing Art’s Center, in partnership with the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, presents children’s theatre at 10am at Convention Hall. Call 609-884-9563. August 1 NIGHTTIME GHOST CRAB SEARCH What can run sideways, dig a hole without a shovel, and has 10 legs? Join the Nature Center for an evening storll to look for these and other nocturnal creatures. Call 609-898-8848. August 2 81ST ANNUAL BABY PARADE If you’re a sucker for cute things — or if you still use a sucker — you should probably turn up for

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PAGE 40 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events the baby parade on Beach Avenue. Call 609609-884-9565. August 2 PRINCESSES AND PIRATES LUNCHEON Young buccaneers and maidens are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, for a pirate- and princess-themed luncheon. Call 609-884-5404. August 4 TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY BYOB — Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. 11am and 1pm. 1048 Washington Street. Call 609-884-5404. August 5 CHAD AND JEREMY: STOCKTON GOES TO THE BEACH CONCERT From humble beginnings in London coffee shops, these guys were discovered by famed movie composer John Barry. Show starts at 8pm at Convention Hall. Call 609-884-9563. August 5-9 MARINE SCIENCE/ OCEAN GLIDER CAMP Children in grades six through eight will explore their passion for the ocean through hands-on experiments and engineering challenges. Call 609-898-8848.

Call 609-889-8848. August 6-29 HARBOR SAFARI Tuesday and Thursdays, pull a 20-foot seine net through the shallows of Cape May’s harbor. Call the Nature Center of Cape May on 609-8988848. August 7 COVE TO HIGBEE BEACH KAYAK TOUR It’s a thrilling sunset tour designed by the Nature Center of Cape May for more adventurous paddlers. For more information, call 609898-8848. August 7 DIPPIN’ FOR FISHES: A HARBOR WADING TOUR Join an expert naturalist to explore and learn about the marine species that make the harbor and salt marsh special. Cost for member is: $8, adults; $5 children. Call 609-898-8848. August 7 NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY AT THE CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE Enjoy a pirate invasion and family activities at the base of the lighthouse including pirate-hat making, games, music and craft vendors. 9am to 2pm. Call 609-884-5404.

of Cape May for an evening storll to look for these and other nocturnal creatures. Call 609898-8848 for more information. August 9 PRINCESSES AND PIRATES LUNCHEON Young buccaneers and maidens are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, for a pirate/princess-themed luncheon. Lunch includes princess dress-up, mani-pedis and etiquette tips for the girls, and pirate gear, lessons in pirate walking and balloon swords for the boys. $23 for adults, $15 for children (ages 3-12). (Price includes lunch). 11:30am. Call 609-884-5404. August 10 SECOND ANNUAL CRAFT BEER AND CRAB FESTIVAL Come to the beautiful grounds of the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, and experience what CBS New York named one of New Jersey’s Top Five Summer Festivals — in only its first year! 11am to 7pm. Call 609-8845404. August 10 SISTER CAPE BIKE TOUR Get familiar with the “other side:” our sister cape, Cape Henlopen State Park. Expect to cover about 20 miles while exploring natural and cultural gems. Call 609-898-8848.

August 6-29 FAMILY FISHING TRIPS Every Tuesday and Thursday, it’s fun for the whole gang aboard the Cape May Lady. Call 609-7807900.

August 7 CHILDREN’S THEATRE Stockton Performing Art’s Center, in partnership with the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, presents children’s theatre at 10am at Convention Hall. Call 609-884-9563.

August 10 KAYAK CLINIC This class will introduce the paddler to kayak equipment, water conditions, and self and aided rescues. For details, call 609-898-8848.

August 6 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration.

August 8 NIGHTTIME GHOST CRAB SEARCH What can run sideways, dig a hole without a shovel, and has 10 legs? Join the Nature Center

August 10 DELAWARE BAY LIGHTHOUSE ADVENTURE Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or

the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 10am to 5pm. Call 609-8845404 for more information. August 10-11 36TH ANNUAL PROMENADE CRAFT SHOW Take in that beautiful boardwalk view while you browse artsy goodies made by local artisans from 10am until 5pm on the promenade. Call 609-884-9565. August 12 PETER NOONE AND THE HERMAN’S HERMITS: STOCKTON GOES TO THE BEACH CONCERT They sold over 80 million recrods and 20 Top 20 hits, including “Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter.” Show starts at 8pm at Convention Hall. Call 609-884-9563. August 12-16 KAYAK AND PADDLEBOARD CAMP Aqua Trails Kayaking and Paddleboard Camp is fun for adventurers between 12 and 16. They’ll learn safety, basic paddling skills, and self and aided rescues. Call 884-5600. August 13 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a hands-on crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848. August 14 FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located in Cape May Point State Park, becomes a beacon of fun. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, performers, entertainment and unique craft vendors at the base of the lighthouse. 9am to 2pm. Call 609-884-5404.


BIRDS OF A FEATHER Skimmers share the Cove beach with surfers on a spectacular September evening Photograph by Maciek Nabrdalik

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PAGE 42 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events August 15 NIGHTTIME GHOST CRAB SEARCH Join the Nature Center for an evening stroll to look for these and other nocturnal creatures. Call 609-898-8848. August 16 PRINCESSES AND PIRATES LUNCHEON Young buccaneers and maidens are invited to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, for a pirate-/princess-themed luncheon. 11:30am. Call 609-884-5404. August 18 TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY BYOB — Bring your own bear (or dolly). Teddy Bear Tea Parties at the Emlen Physick Estate feature kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music. Miss Jeanne and a special guest from The Cape May Teddy Bear Co. will be presenting stories and activities. 11am and 1pm. $18 for adults; $10 for children (ages 3-12). 1048 Washington Street. Call 609-884-5404. August 18-23 22ND MID-ATLANTIC $500,000 TOURNAMENT This event is still called the “mother of all Marlin tournaments.” Boat for boat, it is the richest marlin and tuna tournament in the world. Call 609-884-2400. August 19 EXPLORE THE SHORE Children join marine biologists as they pull at 20-foot siene net through the waters of Cape May’s harbor. Call 609-898-8848. August 19-23 GUY HILL BUCKELEW MEMORIAL YOUTH FISHING CAMP Captain Norm and his crew will teach young (third grade and up) anglers using a combina-

tion of classroom activities, skills practice and actual hands-on fishing opportunities. Call 609-898-8848. August 20 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848.

shovel, and has 10 legs? Join the Nature Center of Cape May for an evening stroll to look for these and other nocturnal creatures. Call 609898-8848. August 23 COVE TO HIGBEE BEACH KAYAK TOUR It’s a thrilling sunset tour designed for more adventurous paddlers. For details, call 609898-8848.

August 20-22 FULL MOON KAYAKING TOURS This is a tidal marsh tour with the added attraction of seeing a sunset over the water and the ascent of a full moon while an exceptionally high tide rises. Call 609-898-8848.

August 26 WHAT’S YUM ABOUT BEACH PLUMS From 8:30am to noon, explore the culinary delights of this shrub, native to the northeastern coastal US. Call 609-898-8848.

August 20-22 PRIVATE HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN TOURS From 10am to 3:30pm, savor an array of diverse gardens that have hosted nesting hummingbirds since May, and are now drawing migrants. Call 609-898-8848.

August 19 EXPLORE THE SHORE Children ages six and up will join marine biologists as they pull at 20-foot siene net through the waters of Cape May’s harbor. Call 609-8988848.

August 21 DIPPIN’ FOR FISHES: A HARBOR WADING TOUR Join an expert naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May to explore and learn about the marine species that make the harbor and salt marsh special. Cost for member is: $8, adults; $5 children. Call 609-898-8848.

August 27 CRABBING 101 Come aboard the 40-foot Skimmer for a handson crabbing experience and demonstration. Call 609-889-8848.

August 21-22 FULL MOON KAYAKING TOURS This is a tidal marsh tour with the added attraction of seeing a sunset over the water and the ascent of a full moon while an exceptionally high tide rises. Call 609-898-8848. August 22 NIGHTTIME GHOST CRAB SEARCH What can run sideways, dig a hole without a

August 29 NIGHTTIME GHOST CRAB SEARCH What can run sideways, dig a hole without a shovel, and has 10 legs? Join the Nature Center for an evening storll to look for these and other nocturnal creatures. Call 609-898-8848. August 30 JUNIOR CLAMSHELL PITCHING TOURNAMENT Check out Windsor Beach for this tournament, which brings out the kid in all of us. Call 609884-9565.

August 31 WEST CAPE MAY TOMATO FESTIVAL Featuring Jersey fresh grown tomatoes, tomato jewelry, tomato soups, tomato tacos and all things tomato, fine vendors, South Jersey artists, handmade jewelry and stained glass. Located in Wilbraham Park from 9am to 5pm. Call 609-884-9325. August 31 - September 1 21ST SUMMER SEND-OFF CRAFT SHOW It’s already September, which means Autumn isn’t far off, which is nothing short of depressing for beach lovers across the city. But here’s something to raise your spirits: browse goodies made by some seriously talented craftsmen! Call 609-884-9565. September 12 FALL SIDEWALK SALE Stroll the charming streets of Cape May while taking advantage of unreal bargains from local merchants. Event lasts from 9am until 7pm, all around the Washington Street Mall. Visit washingtonstreetmall.com. September 14 DELAWARE BAY LIGHTHOUSE ADVENTURE Come aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or the Spirit of Cape May to view and photograph historic lighthouses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 10am to 5pm. Call 609-8845404. September 14 HARVEST FOOD & WINE-TASTING DINNER The Carriage House Café at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, hosts a dinner inspired by local products co-sponsored by the Seaside Cheese Company and the Cape May Winery. Representatives from both sponsors


PAGE 43 COOL CAPE MAY Summer Events will be on hand to discuss their products and appropriate pairings. 6 p.m. Saturday, September 14. Limited event; reserve early. $85 per person. Accessible event. For more information or reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-2754278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. September 14-22 17TH ANNUAL FOOD AND WINE CELEBRATION Indulge in the “restaurant capital of New Jersey.” Enjoy winery tours, tastings, demonstrations, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, dinners and much more! Events may be attended individually. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. September 15 CAPE MAY CLAMBAKE Here’s a perfect pairing for a fall afternoon at the shore. Tour the vineyard, enjoy live entertainment, sample the fine wines at Hawk Haven Vineyard and then enjoy your favorite wine to complement a traditional clambake of steamed clams, lobster tail, corn on the cob, shrimp, mussels and more. Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, 600 South Railroad Ave. in Rio Grande. Sunday, September 15, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $55. For more information, call 609-8845404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. September 15, 16, 18 and 19 CHEF’S DINE-AROUNDS Board MAC’s trolley for a five-course gourmet feast and a chance to taste the best of the best in Cape May. Five different premier restaurants will each serve a course during your gourmet experience. Wine is paired to each course and a representative from the sponsoring winery will be on hand to explain the pairings. A trolley shuttle between restaurants is provided. Each night features a different combination of res-

taurants. 6pm Sunday, September 15, Monday, September 16, Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19. Reserve early; limited to 34 people per night! $125 per person (gratuity included). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-2754278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. September 17 BEER TASTING DINNER Learn how to pair beer with food in this fourcourse dinner at Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May. America’s beer authority Gary Monterosso has matched each course to a different style beer and will discuss the pairings. Tuesday, September 17 at 7pm. Reserve early;

limited to 50 people. Admission $65 (gratuity included). For more information, call 609-8845404 or visit capemaymac.org. September 20 CAPE MAY WINE TRAIL Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. First enjoy lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom and then board the trolley, which will take you to Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Willow Creek Winery where you’ll learn about viniculture and visit the tasting rooms. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, September 20. $75 includes lunch, wine tastings at each vineyard and a wine tasting glass. Limited

event, reserve early. Call 609-884-5404 or 800275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. September 21 30TH ANNUAL BEACHFRONT RUN Competitors have the choice between a two mile and a five mile event. Call 609-884-9565. September 21 SCOTCH TASTING DINNER Learn about the nuances of Single Malt Scotch and pairings during your four-course meal at Aleathea’s Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street, $75. Saturday, September 21 at 6pm. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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PAGE 44 COOL CAPE MAY Around The Island

WEST CAPE MAY... A PLACE FOR ALL SEASONS

THINK of West Cape May as the quiet little sister who doesn’t get as much attention but who has a lot to offer when you take the time to get to know her. Naturally, Cape May proper gets all props when you think of this beautiful island, but don’t neglect the sibling! Here are the reasons why... West Cape May, although it’s just a few blocks from the beach in places, has an instantly rural feel as soon as you cross over the border (and, yes, we know it’s not much of a border — okay, it’s not actually a border at all). This allows you to take a break from the hue and cry of the beach on a hot summer’s day. Anchored by the unmissable West End Garage, West Cape May has a quirky selection of fine stores, virtually all of them

locally owned and operated. It’s where you will find gourmet treats from Seaside Cheese and The Cape May Market, for example. There aren’t many restaurants but the selection, though small, offers selection and quality in equal measures. And, although some of you might not realize it, West Cape May is festival central on this island — from the celebration of strawberries in June to lima beans in October (plus art and antique shows in between), Wilbraham Park is a hotbed of artisanal activity for half of the year. So park your car and take the short stroll along Perry Street and explore... you’ll be glad you got acquainted.


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PAGE 46 COOL CAPE MAY Sporty Activities

Many of us spend a lot of time sitting at our desks, likely the reason our pants are fitting a bit more snug these days. But we don’t plan on being portly long. Being in Cool Cape May, we’re lucky to have many opportunities for exercise just outside our door. We’ve compiled this guide to help ourselves get motivated, and we think you’ll find it useful, too. Now lace up your sneakers and get moving.

RUN

PLAY VOLLEYBALL

BIKE

WE TALKED to Jennifer Hubbs, a Cape May local and Philadelphia Marathon finisher, who’s been jogging in Cape May for six years. Her insider tip? “Try jogging around the Coast Guard base; the harbor is just so scenic,” she says. The beach is a smart choice, too (running in sand burns 1.6 times more calories per mile). But if the tide isn’t in your favor, try running the length of the Cape May promenade, which stretches for 1.4 miles from Third Avenue to Madison Avenue. If none of these options speaks to the runner in you, try planning your own route. A website called MapMyRun.com allows you to plug into a map of Cape May various starting and ending points of your choosing, before calculating the mileage. And don’t forget... Casale’s Shoes on the Washington Street Mall sells a variety of jogging appropriate shoes, including the strange but cool Vibram FiveFingers, or “barefoot” running shoes, that allow for a greater connection with the earth. Check out the calendar of events in this book for some local races!

“IT’S a workout, trust me,” says Payton Bowman, operator of Cabanas and spearheader of Cabanas Beach Bash Volleyball tournament, held every July. “It’s cardio, strength, and endurance training.” But the tournament is not all work and no play. A well-deserved after-party “is just a lot of drinking and beer,” says Payton. Teams (which are men only, women only, and co-ed, depending on interest), will consist of two players each. In order to accommodate all skill levels, the tournament will host a professional division, and A division for experienced players and a B division for beginners, which means you don’t need any experience to play. Visit greatamericanvolleyball.com or capemayrecreation.org for more info.

MARGARET and Chris Monge of Bella Vida Café on Broadway know that one of the best ways to spend a lazy summer afternoon is biking around this beautiful island… it’s one of their favorite pastimes. Their insider tip? “Ride to the Lobster House Schooner,” Margaret says. “Then reward yourself by ordering the stone claw crabs and enjoying the sunset over the ocean... it’s unbelievable.” For those who don’t have their own bikes, there is Shields Bike Rental on Gurney Street, Cape Island Bike and Beach Rentals located at the Hotel Macomber and The Village Bicycle Shop on Lafayette Street (with a satellite shop in Congress Hall). The latter also does bike repairs, in the case of a flat tire or broken chain. We recommend Ride With Mark, a new bike tour company run by local cyclist Mark Jacopec. He’s got many exciting trips on tap for this summer... including a “Meet the Chefs” tour, and a Cape May Diamond-collecting tour. Call 884-0911.


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GO FLY A KITE

WALK

ROLLERBLADE

PHIL Broder, editor of Kiting magazine, knows that this sport isn’t always a day on the beach. For a decent workout, he recommends purchasing a dual-line sport kite from the Cape May Beach and Kite shop. “Sport kiting with two- and four-stringed kites requires a lot of movement and hand/eye coordination,” he says. Of course, there are some benefits to the more sedentary single-line kiteflying as well. “If you’re doing it properly,” Phil says, “you can hold the string in one hand and a cold beverage in the other. I confess that I’ve launched a kite, tied it off to an anchor, and then gone into Cabanas for lunch. But I’m a trained professional...”

WE CALLED the Mid-Atlantic Center for Arts and Humanities to find out if people ever climb the lighthouse for cardio. “It’s an excellent workout,” we were told. “There are 199 steps to the top. Then you can enjoy the fantastic view before going back down — another good workout for those leg muscles.” MAC also offers several tours of the city throughout the year. According to Susan Krysiak, MAC’s communications coordinator, the best one for a workout is the self-guided audio tour. “The pace is up to you,” Susan says. The Cape May Bird Observatory also hosts guided walks, all of them approximately a mile-and-a-half long, which provide the opportunity to learn from trained naturalists. Visit CMBO’s calendar at birdcapemay.org. Finally, check out the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Park Director, Mike Laffey, estimates that walking through the entire zoo, including the boardwalk through a 57-acre African Savanna, is a two-mile endeavor. The park area, with approximately two miles of trails, both wooded and paved, is also conducive to walking.

WE KNOW, rollerblading is a little out of fashion. But it is making a comeback, darnit. And we’re not just saying that because we look good in elbow pads; Convention Hall hosts open skates, adult skates and toddler skates. Visit capemayrecreation.org for their most updated schedule. Admission is only $5, plus the cost of a skate rental. Among those who know how fun blading can be is the Mayor of West Cape May, Pam Kaithern, who used to lace up her skates at the old Convention Hall. “That’s where I brought my kids,” she says, “and eventually I got tired of only watching. Of course, I was terrible… straight out of a comic book.” Think you can skate better than Mayor Kaithern? Give it a go. In addition to Convention Hall, we recommend the Cape May County Park, located a mile north of Cape May Court House and open daily from nine until dusk. It is encircled by a paved track ideal for rollerblading. But wherever you blade, remember this — New Jersey state law requires that, while on wheels, you roll with traffic, not against!

SURF

“SURFING in Cape May is like being in love,” says 29-year-old Ben Herber, who’s surfed in 12 countries across the globe — “scary and exhilarating and beautiful.” Plus, it gives you really toned arms, which isn’t so bad either. According to Danny DeCamillo, owner of Summer Sun surf shop, a lesson will help a grommet (that’s surf slang for beginner) figure out the basics, like which waves to paddle into and how to pop-up on a board, as well as the etiquette of an ocean line-up. Just make sure you head to a designated surfing beach (Poverty or the Cove) only. Otherwise, you’ll have to paddle out before the lifeguards come on duty (at 10am), or after they call it a day (at 5:30pm).

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BECOME A JUNIOR LIFEGUARD

PLAY TENNIS

DO YOGA

SWIM

FOR kids aged nine to 15, the Cape May Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard Program is one important way to cultivate an appreciation for fitness. After he or she signs up at lifeguard headquarters, each Junior Guard, or JG, will receive a uniform and a whole lot of knowledge about ocean skills and safety, as well as lifeguard competition techniques. Plus, it’s fun. That’s what we call a win-win. For the younger set, the City of Cape May also offers Wee Play classes and a learn to swim program for kids. For more information, call 609-884-9565.

THE William J. Moore Tennis Center has 14 clay and two hard-surface courts, all of them open to the public. They also offer the One Love clinic for kids throughout the summer. Tennis pro Matt Gilbert, named by the Press of Atlantic City as coach of the year in 2010, will work with pee-wees (ages four to six), and juniors (ages seven to sixteen) on agility, coordination, and actual game play. And lessons are available for adults as well, in case your serve leaves soemthing to be desired. For information on everything from becoming a club member to this summer’s tournament schedule, call 609-884-8986.

KAREN Manette Bosna calls herself a “gypsy yogini,” and it’s true. She teaches yoga dance, gentle yoga for seniors, and a combo class called spin yoga at various venues, including the Franklin Street Civic Center and Lower Township Recreation department. But, Karen says, she waits all year to get back outside. In the summer, she teaches all-levels yoga on the beach at the Cape May Point State Park, and at the David Douglass Memorial Park in North Cape May. Check out yogacapemay.com for Karen’s class schedule, and don’t be surprised if you spot a dolphin or two during downward facing dog. Balance Pilates and Yoga on Park Boulevard in West Cape May offers yoga on the beach as well, in addition to Pilates, pre-natal yoga, and Thai yoga massage. Balance, the island’s only mind/body studio, also offers private group and individual sessions. Call 609-884-3001 for more info on nourishing your inner yogi at Balance. Alternatively, check out Yoga on the Lawn at Congress Hall, open to everyone, not just hotel guests (609-884-8421).

WELCOME to one of the best full-body workouts there is. Check out the city’s recreation schedule at capemayrecreation.org. There, you’ll find information on deep water spin classes, gentle water exercise classes, aqua aerobics, aqua yoga, swim lessons and aqua cardio jams... what the heck is an aqua cardio jam? We don’t know, but it requires water shoes, so it’s got to be intense.


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HIT THE GYM

KAYAK/PADDLE BOARD

DANCE

BIKINI BOOT CAMP

YOU swore you were going to use that $70 balance ball you bought off of that infomercial. And you promised you’d stop using that treadmill as a coat rack. But none of that has happened. Mark Chamberlain, co-owner of the North Beach Health Club in North Cape May, says there is a good explanation for this. “People often get better results in a group setting,” he says, “because we are social animals and we learn from each other and we get inspired by each other.” What’s more: “Even the most uncompetitive person will at times have a competitive spirit deep beneath that comes out when you put them in a group setting, and that just spurs them to do better.” (We’re looking at you, really annoying man who insists on using the treadmill right beside us and running just one-tenth of a mile faster.) We’re lucky to have two wonderful workout facilities in the neighborhood. For more information on North Beach Health Club — including their CrossFit, P90X, and boot camp classes — call 609-886-4842. You can also check out Park Boulevard’s Cape Fitness, a complete weight training and cardio fitness center.

WITH Aqua Trails Kayaking Adventures, you can sign up for a two-and-a-half hour eco tour, a full moon tour or, if you want to infuse some romance into your workout, a sunset tour in a kayak built for two. But don’t go thinking this will be some kind of lovey-dovey date night… kayaking can be a serious workout, according to Aqua Trails owner Jeff Martin. “To turn and finish a stroke is to incorporate all the upper muscle groups,” Jeff told us. Steering certain kayaks even requires the use of specific leg muscles… who knew? Aqua Trails also offers stand-up paddleboarding which, Jeff says, “is an even better workout because it requires the use of all your stabilizing muscles.” (We know what you’re saying: “But it looks so easy!” Ha! Our advice: don’t go in cocky.) But be careful; you might get hooked. “I’m addicted,” Jeff says, “I’m out there every morning, whether there’s people or not.” Call Aqua Trails at 609-884-5600.

NO, YOU may not think you have any rhythm, but that’s no reason not to dance. Actually, it is a reason… but this wouldn’t be any fun for those of us who get to watch you fumble over your own two feet. For the dancing fools of Cape May, there are plenty of options, including the $5 Zumba and Zumba gold classes held at the Franklin Street Civic Center. Other dance related classes offered by the city include Jazz aerobics and ballet sculpt. Call 609-884-9565 for more information. Or head to Convention Hall for some ballroom dancing with the Fred Hall Orchestra. For dates, call 609-884-9565. Of course, you could just head to the Boiler Room, Cabanas or Carney’s and break it down on the dance floor — it can burn up to 400 calories per hour.

IF YOU’RE still looking for something else, then you are a lost cause who doesn’t really want to get off the couch. We kid, we kid. The truth is, if you haven’t found what you’re looking for yet, perhaps it’s because you need a nudge. Why not sign up for Bikini Boot Camp at Congress Hall with certified trainers from North Beach Health Club. Call 609-884-8421 for more information. Or, check out the schedule of city-sponsored fitness activities posted on recdept@ capemaycity.com. In addition to what we’ve already mentioned, you’ll see information on things like their Total Toning, circuit training, stretching classes, and activities for kids. And if you still can’t find anything that works for you? Then you really ARE a lost cause. Happy exercising!

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TIME TO GLOW Spectacular colors combine with the reflection of Cape May’s sentinel to create a memorable twilight at the beach Photograph by Maciek Nabrdalik

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PAGE 52 COOL CAPE MAY Fall Events September 24-26 PRIVATE MONARCH GARDEN TOURS From 10am to 3:30pm see clouds of monarchs with an expert naturalist. Call 609-898-8848.

October 11-14 41ST ANNUAL VICTORIAN WEEKEND Featuring Historic House Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, living history programs, lectures, workshops, and performances, this event celebrates Cape May’s Victorian heritage. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org.

September 28 MUTT STRUTT Get ready to celebrate the end of the dog day sof summer! Dog owners and their canine companions are invited to stroll Cape May’s Beachfront Promenade... the only time in-season they’ll be allowed to do so... between 8am and noon. Requested donation is $1 per leg ($2 per person, $4 per dog). Registration is required. For more information, email cmcdotc@comcast.net. September 28 SECOND ANNUAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL At the harbor, experience the thrill, the adrenaline, and the teamwork that’s involved in this, the fatest-growing team water sport. (Plus, there’s food and live entertainment.) Paddles up! For more info, call 609-884-5404. October 5 HARVEST FESTIVAL CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES SHOW Crafters and antiques dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. Enjoy family-friendly activities from 10am to 4pm. Call 609-884-5404 or visit capemaymac.org. October 5 OKTOBERFEST This famous Bavarian tradition comes to historic Jackson Street, which will be transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the beer gardens (that’s right; there’s more than one), and browse the artisans tables for crafts, antiques and collectibles.

October 11 VICTORIAN WEEKEND CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES SHOW: Crafters and antiques dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, from 10am to 4pm. Free admission and parking. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit capemaymac.org. LIMA LOVERS The West Cape May Lima Bean Festival is held every October at Wilbraham Park Photograph by Aleksey Moryakov

October 11 MAD BATTER BEER DINNER Enjoy local microbrews paired to a delicious four-course meal at this award-winning Cape May favorite, The Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St. $65. Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

and discover the unique collections at each. Owners explain their private collections of special items, such as silver, teapots and figurines. Saturday, October 12, 1pm to 3pm. $20 adults; $15 children (3-12). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

October 12 PRIVATE HOMES TOUR See inside a selection of charming private cottages not normally open to the public. Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $20 adults; $15 children (3-12). Call 609-884-5404 or 800275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

October 12 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER The Impromptu Players invade the dining room for the new mystery, Revenge is Sweet. Interact with the cast of likely suspects and try to solve the mystery as you enjoy a four-course dinner. Limited event; reservations necessary. $45. Saturday, October 12 at 7 pm. Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St. For more information and to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

October 12 CAPE MAY HOMES AND COLLECTIONS TOUR Tour five historic Inns, B&Bs and private homes

October 11 LESSONS OF HISTORY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES Marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (MAC) brings noted author and historian Harold Holzer to Cape May. Speaking in this second annual program, Holzer will present “Lessons from Lincoln: The Poetry and Prose of Freedom.” The program begins at 4pm at Cape May’s First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street. For tickets or further information, call 609-8845404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac. org. October 12 WEST CAPE MAY LIMA BEAN FESTIVAL A celebration of Cape May’s storied agricultural past, this event celebrates the lowly lima with soups, tacos, salad... even lima ice cream! Quality vendors will also display limainspired jewelry, T-shirts and more. There is live entertainment, and you won’t want to


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LOCAL ICON A moody evening at Cape May Point Photograph by Maciek Nabrdalik

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PAGE 54 COOL CAPE MAY Fall Events miss the crowing of the Lima Bean king and queen! You’ll never think of legumes the same way again. 9am-5pm at Wilbraham Park. Rain date is October 13. Call Diane Flanegan at 609-884-9325. October 12-13 WINERY CELLAR TOUR & TASTING Spend an afternoon at the award-winning Cape May Winery, tour the vineyard to see how grapes are grown, and then visit the winery for an introduction to the wine-maker’s art and a barrel tasting with cheese and fruit. Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, at 3pm, $20. For more information, call 609884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www. capemaymac.org. October 13 CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH WALK Build up your appetite with a walking tour of the Historic District that begins at the Washington Street Mall, and then enjoy a Southernstyle breakfast buffet with mimosas at the historic Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard Street. Sunday, October 13 at 10am, $20 adults; $15 children (ages 3-12). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. October 13-14 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER The Impromptu Players invade the dining room for the new mystery, Revenge is Sweet. Interact with the cast of likely suspects and try to solve the mystery as you enjoy a four-course dinner. Limited event; reservations necessary. $45. Sunday, October 13-Monday, October 14 at 7pm. Aleathea’s Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street. For more information and to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit them online at www. capemaymac.org.

October 14 CIVIL WAR FASHION SHOW AND BRUNCH Discover what Civil War era gentlemen and ladies wore during a Civil War Fashion Show and Brunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the grounds of the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Living history presenters from Grand Oak Plantation present an overview of Victorian clothing and foundations, from day dresses to ball gowns, displayed on live models with commentary, accompanied by a delicious brunch. Monday, October 14 at 10am, $25. Call 609-884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. October 15 TEA LUNCHEON AND TEMPERANCE DEBATE Join Dr. Physick at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Physick Estate as he attempts to maintain decorum during this spirited debate. Event is limited to 50 guests. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tuesday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m. $25. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. October 15-31 HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS More than two weeks of specially-themed tours and events including Ghostwriter Trolley Rides, Madame Parmentier’s Psychic Teas, Scarecrow Alley, Midnight at the Physick Estate, Historic Haunts Combination Tours, Phantoms of the Physick Estate and much more to help you get into the “spirit” of the season. Call 609-8845404 or visit capemaymac.org. October 19 HARVEST CRAFTS SHOW Crafters from throughout the region display and sell their wares at Convention Hall, Beach Avenue and Stockton, from 10am to 4pm, $2. Call 609-884-5404 or visitcapemaymac.org.

October 19-20 LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE OF NEW JERSEY New Jersey Lighthouses, museums and life saving stations host a “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” weekend during which the public is invited (and challenged) to visit all participating lighthouses and help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. Begin the Challenge at any of the participating lighthouses, and purchase a tri-fold souvenir pamphlet ($1) to be stamped at each lighthouse as proof of visit. Hours of operation for each participating lighthouse can be found on the lighthouse and museum websites, and at lighthousechallengenj.org, njlhs.org and visitnj.org. October 20 HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TREAT Have you always wanted to be an astronaut? A doctor? Mayer Mahaney? Here is your chance. Dress in costume or just spectate; Perry Street at Congress Hall is a prime watching spot. The parade kicks off at Rotary Park. Registration begins at 1:30pm; judging at 2pm; parade at 3pm. Party to follow at 4pm at the Physick Estate. Call the city at 609-884-9565, or visit capemayrecreation.com. October 24-26 68TH ANNUAL CAPE MAY AUTUMN BIRDING FESTIVAL There’s a reason it’s known as THE bird show. For details, contact the Cape May Bird Observatory at 609-884-2736. October 25-27 CAPE MAY FILM FESTIVAL A fantastic selection of short films along with a few headliners. A don’t-miss treat for movie lovers, based at the historic Chalfonte Hotel.

Visit njstatefilmfestival.com for more information. October 31 TRICK-OR-TREAT AT THE PHYSICK ESTATE Some spooky characters are waiting at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, with treats for good little ghosts and goblins and pirates and princesses from 5pm to 7pm. Free. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-2754278, or visitcapemaymac.org. November 1-3 SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND New mystery for 2013! Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of mystery and intrigue. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. Full weekend packages are available at $180 per couple or $95 per person and include the welcome reception, performances, tour, luncheon and gift. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit capemaymac.org. November 8-10 EXIT 0 INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL The Jazz Fest is back, bringing world-class musicians from all over the globe to nine different venues on Cape Island, with the showpiece events at Cape May Convention Hall. Check out exit0jazzfest.com for information about tickets and musicians. November 11 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY Honor our veterans with this special commemorative ceremony, which starts at 11am at the Columbia Avenue monument. For more info, call the city at 609-884-9565.


ROCKING HOUSE CAPE MAY category PAGE 55THECOOL The inaugural Exit 0 International Jazz Festival graced the new Cape May Convention Hall last November. This year, the festival will be held November 8-10. Photograph by Richard Conde

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PAGE 56 COOL CAPE MAY Fall Events November 22-24 HOLIDAY PREVIEW WEEKEND Get a head start on the Holiday season! Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, November 23 at 7pm as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony. That evening, the Estate will be open for free, self-guided tours. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grownups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Call 609-8845404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org. November 29-30 HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR A must-visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations from 10am to 4pm at Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Admission is $2. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org. December 6 CITY TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY Turn up at 6:30pm and watch the lights come on at Rotary Park, in the cetner of downtown Cape May. And look out for Santa. If you’ve been naughty this year, here’s your chance to plead your case. For more information, call the city at 609-884-9565. December 7 CRAFTS AT CHRISTMAS SHOW Still looking for that perfect tree-topper? Head to Convention Hall between 10am and 4pm for handmade gifts and seasonal decorations and, most importantly, a big, fat dose of Christmas spirit. For more information, call the city at 609-884-9565, or visit capemayrecreation.org.

FESTIVE FUN Congress Hall hosts a month-long Winter Wonderland event; the West Cape May Christmas Parade; and, opposite, Columbia Avenue

December 7 48TH ANNUAL WEST CAPE MAY CHRISTMAS PARADE Bring some hot chocolate and a cozy jacket and prepare to feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This is one of the best small-town parades in the northeast; there are TWELVE marching bands. The parade starts at 5pm and works its way up Broadway and into the center of town. Call 609-884-1005 for more information.

the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. Includes admission to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, and the Carriage House Gallery. Continuous shuttle service is offered on heated trolleys. Lasts from 5:30-8:30pm. Adults are $25, children are $20 (ages 3-12). Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org.

December 7 40TH CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR This self-guided tour, the main attraction of Cape May’s festive holiday season, features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for

December 12-13 HOSPITALITY NIGHTS ON THE WASHINGTON STREET MALL What better way to start off your holiday season that with some relaxed retail therapy on the quaint Washington Street Mall.. such a better experience than braving one of those faceless

mega-malls. Plus, there will be plenty of treats! Visit washingtonstreetmall.com December 14 40TH CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR This self-guided tour, the main attraction of Cape May’s holiday season, features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, and strolling musicians. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. Includes admission to the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, and the Carriage House Gallery. Continuous shuttle service is offered on heated trolleys. Lasts from 5:30-8:30pm. Adults are $25, children are $20 (ages 3-12). Visit capemaymac.org.


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With all of its Victorian charm and natural beauty, Cape May is a place for lovers... and for single people who are masochists. If you fall into either of these categories, you’ll enjoy reading this — a comprehensive guide to romance on Cape Island. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a cold-hearted cynic, we think you’ll get a kick out of the Victorian courtship traditions we’ve included here, along with the modern-day alternatives.

DANCE

GET PAMPERED

GO FOR A RIDE

DANCES were the appropriate forum for a young Victorian lady to “come out” (aka – the places she tried to land a husband). At the beginning of the night, everyone was issued a card on which they recorded the names of partners to whom they’d committed each dance. A girl who danced with the same man three times was considered too forward. The appropriate way to capture a gentleman’s attention was through discreet gestures with a small fan. Opening it half-way and pressing it to a girl’s lips meant “you may kiss me.” There are no cards necessary for dance lessons taught at the Cape May VFW by twotime National Ballroom Champion Tom Cupp (pictured above). And no one will call you a hussy if you dance with the same partner three times (we hope). Ballroom, waltz, tango... it’s up to you. “They’re all great for couples; it just depends on what you’re looking for,” Tom says... AKA, something elegant or a bit more sensual. Private classes can be booked at a mutally convenient time by calling 609-884-1234 or 609675-4616.

BEFORE her first “coming out season,” which usually happened at the age of 17 or 18, a young Victorian lady bought a whole new wardrobe so that she might look her very best for potential suitors. It’s only natural that lovers still want to look their very best for one another. Instead of buying a new wardrobe, consider pampering yourself with a day at the spa. Andy O’Sullivan of the Cape May Day Spa knows how bonding a couple’s trip can be. “They’re protected from the stress of the outside world while spending uninterrupted, quality time together,” he says. We especially like the sounds of the spa’s Victorian experience weekend, which includes time in an oversized whirlpool tub and a sideby-side aromatherapy massage. Alternatively, contact Congress Hall’s Sea Spa or Accent on Beauty, which has a charming location, with lighthouse views, on Sunset Boulevard.

A PROPER Victorian woman never rode alone in a carriage with a man who wasn’t family. Luckily for love birds, cozying up beside a date is encouraged on one of Cape May’s horse-drawn carriages, which set out from the corner of Ocean Street and the Washington Street Mall. In the winter, you’ll be provided with warm blankets as you ride past the twinkling lights of gingerbread homes. But the summer months can be just as romantic. Cape May visitors Mike and Patricia Mowrey have taken two summer carriage tours because it’s a “slow, lazy ride,” Mike says. “The clip-clopping of hooves takes your mind off of everything else, so that it’s just the two of you, together.” Plus, your guide will fill you in on some interesting Cape May tidbits. “I learned the reason that some of the windows on those old homes go all the way to the porch,” Mike said, “is so prostitutes could easily move in and out.” Aw, such romance.


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CATCH A SHOW

BOOK A PRIVATE BOAT TRIP

WATCH THE SUNSET

CLIMB THE LIGHTHOUSE

WHEN a Victorian gentleman wanted to invite a lady to the theater, it was proper to put his request in writing — in the third person — on high-quality paper only. Today, how you ask your date to the theater — in writing, by phone or, if you’re very lame, via text — is up to you. It’s deciding on a venue that’s the difficult part. There’s Elaine’s Dinner Theater and haunted mansion restaurant , a place The New York Times has said you’ll “love.” Then there’s the awardwinning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company, now in its 34th season. Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth says there is “nothing like finding a show or a musical that can remind a lovey-dovey couple of music they both enjoy, or a favorite actor they like to see. And if it’s a mystery, then it’s a great excuse to hold onto each other.” Finally, there is the Equity Cape May Stage theater, voted one of the top three in the state of New Jersey, which consistently brings Broadway actors to Cape May. For something really romantic, check out their dinner and a show promotion.

IT WAS considered improper for a Victorian lady to go on a date without her chaperone, a married woman tasked with making sure everyone behaved. (The most affection a couple was supposed to show in public was a kiss on the cheek; only after an engagement was handholding acceptable.) Mark Allen, marketing specialist and captain for South Jersey Marina, knows how romantic being on the water can be, especially in your own private charter boat. “You’ve got to be a stone not to love it,” he says. Most people think the boats in the marina are for fishing only, but Mark’s seen couples rent them for a private dolphin spotting tour or booze cruise. We promise there will be fireworks — literally — if you head out on a Friday night. Wildwood puts on a show once a week during the summer that can be seen from the Intracoastal Waterway. For more information, call 609-884-3800, or just stop on by — South Jersey Marina is located just over the Harbor bridge.

THE good thing about having a constant chaperone? In Victorian culture, it was customary for her to foot the bill... An inexpensive date is something that never seems to go out of fashion. And in Cape May, it’s something that’s easy to achieve; those gorgeous sunsets are free. We recommend taking one in at the aptly named Sunset Beach. If it’s an evening between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you’ll also be treated to the nightly Flag Lowering Ceremony. Bring a picnic, a bottle of something tasty (we’re not openly advocating you breach the city’s public consumption of alcohol laws or anything like that), and you’ve got a recipe for romance.

BEFORE a Victorian engagement, the fortunes of both parties were disclosed, as to avoid “marrying down.” If one party broke the engagement, a “breach of promise” lawsuit might occur, in which even a woman’s journal entries were used as evidence. Today, we know the best marriages are based on love, not money. If you’ve found your one and only, you might want to consider popping the question at one of the island’s most popular proposal spots: the Lighthouse. Cape May lover Michael Orpin made sure it was within view when he proposed to his his girlfriend, Joy, after a twilight stroll through Cape May Point State Park. “Lighthouses lead a ship home,” Joy said. “Love is like that, too. When you’re with your love, you know you’re home.” But you don’t have to be engaged to enjoy the Lighthouse. Climb the 199 steps, and you’ll get a sweeping view of the beach. Be sure to check out the moonlight climbs hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities; it’s the perfect way to star-gaze. For more information, contact MAC at 609-884-5404.

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PARASAIL

KAYAK

DRINK

SING KARAOKE

IN THE Victorian era, a bride and groom did not acknowledge friends or family during their wedding and, at the reception, which was often a breakfast, guests were served standing, and entertainment was rare. Everyone’s joy was supposed to come solely from attending the ceremony itself. Which is one way to do it. OR, you could have an adrenaline-filled wedding in the sky. Matt Traber of Atlantic Parasail has seen a tuxedoed groom and dolled-up bride getting hitched while 300 feet in the air. As for the wedding guests? “They’re in the parasailing boat,” Matt says, matter-of-factly... like this wouldn’t make for the coolest of receptions. But a tandem parasail also makes for a great first date. With the right conditions, it’s possible to see the curvature of the earth, playful dolphins splashing in the surf below you, or a hot pink sun sinking beneath the horizon in front of you. We’re pretty confident these things will get your heart racing… even if your date’s a dud. Atlantic Parasail are based in Wildwood, while East Coast Parasail are based at Utsch’s Marina, in Cape May.

UNTIL the 20th century, the only ocean-related activity for women was jumping through waves while holding on to a rope attached to a buoy just off-shore. Not exactly a happening time... especially not when compared with the array of water activities available in Cape May today, courtesy of Aqua Trails. The company will deliver your kayak to your hotel, so you and your paddle partner can set out for a romantic day — or night — on the water. The company offers full moon tours, as well as a Higbee to Cove tour that often allows for seeing pods of dolphins at sunset. “You’re close enough to smell their breath,” says owner Jeff Martin. (Although, we don’t recommend that; fish breath isn’t very romantic.) Or sign up for a paddle board rental; it’s something that Jeff and his wife Tracy do for their own summer date nights. “Lots of people have been taking the boards across the harbor to the waterfront raw bar at the Lobster House in the afternoon and early evenings,” Jeff said. Sounds like a romantic night to us... just remember to, um, paddle responsibly.

IN THE 19th century, industrialization pushed farmers into factories. The home, therefore, became even more the female domain. Drinking, it was widely believed, should happen only in public — AKA male — spaces. One etiquette writer of the time, a Mrs John Farrar, wrote that “stimulating liquors” led women to a life of “sedentary habits,” “tight lacing,” “late hours,” “improper diet,” and “want of bathing.” Fortunately for lovebirds, wine drunk on Cape Island is best enjoyed with someone you love (or even just someone you tolerate), and it’s okay to drink it in a public space, too. You’ll love Sangria Sundays hosted by Hawk Haven Vineyard. Here, couples can enjoy live music, and catered food. It all takes place outside in an atmosphere that, according to wine-tasting guide Lindsay Patterson, is “just like that of California wine country.” There’s also the beautiful 150-acre Cape May Winery, where you can sit in front of a fire pit, or on an outside deck overlooking the vines. Finally, there is the Willow Creek Winery, which offers both ocean and bay views.

MUSIC boxes aside, there wasn’t any way to hear (mechanically-produced) music in the Victorian home, so a night of live entertainment out on the town was a big deal. In Music and Morals of 1871, Reverend Hugh Haweis wrote: “It is thought almost as rude to interrupt a lady when she is speaking as to talk aloud when she sings. Accordingly, the advantages of being able to sing in society are obvious. The lady can at any moment fasten the attention of the room on herself.” Which is, after all, the reason to sing karaoke — or, as we call it in Cape May, Terry’Oke — right? It’s your 15 minutes of fame on the Boiler Room stage. Your moment to shine (or flop) as a rock star. And, if you’re part of a couple, it can be a romantic experience, too.(We know of at least one couple who got hitched after hitting it off at a Terry’Oke event.) “Start your evening bonding over witty criticisms of karaoke singers,” says Terry’Oke host Terry O’Brien. “Several drinks later, become one of those wittiliy criticized singers while dueting to Sonny and Cher’s ‘I Got You, Babe.’” Check it out Thursday nights starting at 9pm.


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GO BIRDWATCHING

BIKE

SEE A MOVIE ON THE BEACH

GO SURFING

AN INCREASE in leisure time, coupled with Darwin’s new-fangled ideas about species, spiked an interest in the natural world for Victorians of the 1800s. The rise in birders led to the establishment, in 1905, of the National Audubon Society. Eventually, the penchant for Victorian women to wear songbirds atop their heads came under fire. The hats went out of style, but the hobby of birding has remained in fashion, especially for modern-day Cape May couples. Our little island is arguably the best spot on the planet for birdwatching, because of it’s position between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This affords lots of opportunities for witnessing the parallels between our lives and those of our winged neighbors. “When birds come back in spring,” says Program Director for the Cape May Bird Observatory, Mike Crewe, “there’s a lot of pair bonding behavior. A male might present a female with a fish, for instance, to show that he is capable of bringing up a family. It certainy all looks very romantic. Birdwatching is a gentle pasttime, laidback, and a great thing to do when the sun is setting.”

THE bicycle was invented in the 1880s, with a large wheel in front and a small wheel in back (just like the one depicted in the Brown Room’s large oil painting). Because of their long skirts, women found it difficult to ride, and they couldn’t simply wear shorter skirts... that would be to compromise their very morality. Thus, the tricycle was born. These days, you can ride whatever bike you like... even a clunky tircycle won’t detract from the romance of biking with your honey on Cape Island. Try a scenic ride to the lookout tower at the Nature Center, located on the harbor on Delaware Avenue. “Everybody thinks of the beautiful sunsets at the Cove,” says Director Gretchen Whitman, “and that is a wonderful spot. But we have a three-story lookout tower that is just as spectacular.” Or, sign up for one of the Nature Center’s many bike tours, in which an expert naturalist will lead you to the prettiest — and therefore, most romantic — spots on the island. Or call Ride With Mark, Cape May’s newest bike tour company, at 609-780-7088.

WITHOUT television to entertain them, the Victorians often dressed up in outrageous costumes — Greek nymphs, devils, you get the idea — to amuse one another during their leisure time. If that’s what you’re into, then hey, who are we to judge? But when it comes to entertainment for a special night out — especially the ever-important date-night — wouldn’t you rather take advantage of modern technology? Cape May offers movies on the beach in front of Convention Hall every Thursday night in the summer, so that you can watch other costumed people putting on a show. All the while, water will be lapping against the shoreline, the stars will be twinkling overhead, and you and your honey will be compelled to snuggle on the comfy beach blanket you brought from home... especially if the movie on tap happens to be Jaws; scary scenes are an excellent excuse to cuddle up. For this season’s film lineup, check out Exit Zero magazine, or their Facebook page at facebook.com/ExitZeroPublishing.

SURFING was surprisingly popular during the Victorian era; even Mark Tain tried it in Hawaii circa 1866. “I tried surf-bathing once,” he wrote, “but made a failure of it. I got the board placed right, and at the right moment, too; but missed the connection myself. The board struck the shore in three-quarters of a second, without any cargo, and I struck the bottom about the same time, with a couple of barrels of water in me. None but natives ever master the art of surf-bathing thoroughly.” But the thing about failing in surfing like Mark Twain, is that even THAT is fun. Especially when you bring along a date who can laugh about it with you. Try taking a lesson from Summer Sun Surf Shop, or paddle out on your own. Just remember to head to a designated surf beach (Poverty or the Cove). Otherwise, you’ll have to paddle out before the lifeguards come on duty (at 10am) or after they leave at (at 5:30pm). Aloha!

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Winter In Cape May Brisk beach walks, and cozy nights in romantic B&Bs


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It might not be as pedestrian-friendly after a snowfall, but the Washington Street Mall still looks pretty as a postcard Photograph by Frank Scott

MAGICAL LIGHT The beachfront early on a January morning Photograph by Gabi Urda

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PAGE 64 COOL CAPE MAY Winter 2014 Activities December 28 40TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR This self-guided tour features homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Call 609-884-5404.

there will be a DJ — at Convention Hall from 6:30-9:30pm. C609-884-9565. February 22 ADULT BALLROOM DANCING Nothing will help you keep the spark alive like a night of ballroom with the Fred Hall Orchestra at Convention Hall. Call 609-884-9565. March 14-16 SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND Join Sherlock Holmes for a weekend of mystery and intrigue. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

January 18 SPORTS TALK WITH CELEBRITIES Any sports fans out there? You’ll want to atttend these open forums at Convention Hall where fans can connect with some of the area’s most recognized members in sports media. 2-4:30pm. Contact 609-884-9565. January 18 - April 13 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE EXHIBIT This exhibit marks the 15th annual collaboration with the Center for Community Arts (CCA) and will highlight African Americans’ contributions to the community. Dates and times vary. Call 609-884-7525 or see CenterforCommunityArts.org. Jaunary 23 10TH ANNUAL EXIT ZERO BURNS SUPPER Come celebrate the national poet of Scotland, Robert Burns, with a traditional haggis meal (or fish and chips, for those who’d rather not), music provided by the Irish Pipe Brigade, wonderful poetry, and enough whisky to keep you warm on a cold winter’s night. Contact Exit Zero Global Headquarters at 609-770-8479, or buy tickets online at www.ezstore.us (available from November). January 24 TEEN DANCE Here’s the chance for older kids to cut a rug — there will be a DJ — at Convention Hall from

PLACE TO RETREAT Congress Hall is a cozy spot in winter Photograph by Frank Scott

6:30-9:30pm. Contact 609-884-9565. January 25 ADULT BALLROOM DANCING Nothing will help you keep the spark alive like a night of ballroom dancing with the Fred Hall Orchestra at Convention Hall. Contact 609884-9565. February 2 SPORTS TALK WITH CELEBRITIES Any sports fans out there? You’ll want to atttend these open forums at Convention Hall where fans can connect with some of the area’s most recognized members in sports media. 2-4:30pm. Call 609-884-9565. February 15 RUM RUNNERS BALL Come dressed as a flapper, rum runner, keystone cop, or still opeator... just look out; the

joint might just get raided! Held at Congress Hall. Contact 609-465-3535. February 15-16 CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES IN WINTER Need a project to keep the winter blues away? Or how about a little retail therapy? Find both at Convention Hall between 10am and 4pm. February 15 and 16 CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES IN WINTER The region’s most sought-after antique dealers and craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items, country antiques, glassware, silver, furniture and more from 10am to 4pm at Cape May Convention Hall. Admission is $2. February 21 TEEN DANCE Here’s the chance for older kids to cut a rug —

March 2 SPORTS TALK WITH CELEBRITIES Any sports fans out there? You’ll want to atttend these open forums at Convention Hall where fans can connect with some of the area’s most recognized members in sports media. 2-4:30pm. Call 609-884-9565. March 14 PAL COMEDY NIGHT SOCIAL When three professional comedians take the stage at Convention Hall, the place will erupt with laughter. Enjoy lite fair, a bar, a raffle with nearly $2,000 worth of prizes, and a lot of good energy. Visit capemaypal.com. March 15 ANTIQUES SHOW Search for great finds at Convention Hall, from 10am to 4pm. Call 609-884-9565. March 16 IRISH SHOW/CONCERT Paint the town green! Check out this very cool, very Celtic show at Convention Hall at 4pm.


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PLAYING THE PIPES The annual Exit Zero Burns Supper at the Ugly Mug celebrates the life of Scotland’s most famous poet and is a major winter event Photograph by Maciek Nabrdalik

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Spring In Cape May Experience the feeling of anticipation lingering in the air


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SPRING PALETTE Every season is a beautiful one in Cool Cape May — spring brings more dramatic sunsets, and the promise of another idyllic summer. Photograph by Maciek Nabrdalik

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PAGE 68 COOL CAPE MAY Spring 2014 Activities March 21 TEEN DANCE Here’s the chance for older kids to cut a rug — there will be a DJ — at Convention Hall from 6:30-9:30pm. For details, contact 609884-9565.

Hall event, sponsored by the City of Cape May’s Green Team. Call 609-884-9565. April 19 EASTER EGG HUNT Discover special treats from the bunny at Cape May Elementary. Call 609-884-9565.

March 22 ADULT BALLROOM DANCING Nothing will help you keep the spark alive like a night of ballroom dancing with the Fred Hall Orchestra at Convention Hall. Contact 609884-9565.

April 20 EASTER FASHION STROLL Show off your Sunday best along the Washington Street Mall. Call 609-884-9565. April 25 through May 4 CAPE MAY’S SPRING FESTIVAL Celebrate the arrival of Springtime in America’s first seaside resort with Private Homes Tours, a crafts and antique show, Ghost Tours, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, Murder Mystery Dinners, Vintage Dance Workshops, food and wine events, living history programs and much, much more. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit capemaymac.org.

April 5 CAPE MAY GOSPEL CHOIR FESTIVAL: A CHORAL COMPETITION CELEBRATING AMERICA’S MUSIC A celebration of America’s music with gospel choirs from throughout the region competing for top honors at Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Preliminary competition is 1pm to 4pm. Final competition 7pm to 9pm. Adult admission is $25, Seniors (62+) are $20, youths (age 12 and under) are $15. For tickets, visit capemayconventionhall.org.

May 4 LOWER CAPE MAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PROM Great for people-watching! At Cape May Convention Hall, starting at 6pm.

April 6 SPORTS TALK WITH CELEBRITIES Any sports fans out there? You’ll want to atttend these open forums at Convention Hall where fans can connect with some of the area’s most recognized members in sports media. The live audience interaction will provide fans the opportunity to discuss topical sports stories with several award-winning journalists. Lasts from 2-4:30pm. Contact 609-884-9565. April 12 GREEN FAIR If you haven’t gone green already... what are you waiting for? Get everything you need to be environmentally conscious at this Convention

May 14 MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT/SHOW Sponsored by the City of Cape May, starting at 8pm. May 16 CAPE MAY FORUM RECEPTION AND CONCERT Visit capemayforum.org for details.

FURRY FRIEND The Easter Fashion Stroll will be held on the mall on April 20

May 17 CAPE MAY FORUM SEMINAR Visit capemayforum.org for details.


PAGE 69 COOL CAPE MAY category GOLDEN TIME Th lightouse and Saint Mary by-the-Sea in Cape May Point just before sunrise Photograph by Tom Singleton

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NEW JERSEY’S NATURAL TRIANGLE By Pete Dunne

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ACK when I was a young student of geography, in the age of wooden decks, set in rows, and roll-down maps on the blackboard, I made two brilliant and deductive leaps... Leap One: If you brought the west coast of Europe and Africa and the east coast of the New World together, they fit. Leap Two: The bottom of New Jersey looked like a big funnel where, presumably, everything flows out the bottom. Twenty years later, both deductions proved to be true. Geologists proved that the New and Old World were sitting on tectonic plates that were once joined and were now parting ways. And the land funnel that is Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May Counties does indeed catch and direct. What it directs are great natural wonders. Travel there and these spectacles, like these words, are directed to you. Why Southern New Jersey? I know. I know. I know. Stop. Every place on the planet has great natural wonders and every promotional publication extols its virtues. Fair enough. But the truth is that the southern tip of New Jersey does indeed house some of the planet’s greatest and most celebrated natural spectacles. Like amazing feats of nature that you might view on Discovery or the History Channel. In other words, world-class spectacles. There are massed flocks of snow geese that fill a winter sky; living ribbons of spring shorebirds that sheath Delaware Bay beaches; migrating monarch butterflies passing at the rate of 500 gossamer-winged insects a minute, and dawn woodlands so rich with the chorus of resident birds that human souls vibrate in tune. More than 400 species of birds have been recorded in this area.

American Robins are a common sight, and not just in spring — around 1.5 million have been estimated in a single day in autumn. Opposite: A walk through the South Cape May Meadows on a late September afternoon may treat you to a Tree Swallow spectacle.

That is more than half of the breeding birds found in all of North America. The May and June concentration of breeding horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay is the largest in the world. The bounty of breeding and migrating birds in coastal areas has been studied and celebrated for well over 200 years. Alexander Wilson, the Scottish naturalist who became known as the Father of American Ornithology, made six trips to the region before 1816. John James Audubon spent a summer here. Roger Tory Peterson, author of the first field guide to the birds, spent much time in Cape May Point, including participating in the very first World Series of Birding — but that’s another story for another time. Oh, and David Sibley, author of the Sibley Guide to Birds, co-author and artist for Hawks in Flight, studied and wrote his

master work at a desk in Cape May Point. And every year, thousands of visitors from all over the world travel expressly to our natural triangle to savor its celebrated natural events. Are you next? After all, you are probably already here if you are reading this or you’ve bought a copy of this book because you already have an affection for the area. Where to Start? That depends upon where you are. If you are in the vicinity of Atlantic City and Smithville, the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (formerly known as Brigantine Refuge) is an ideal place to enjoy birds and wildlife. Located just off Route 9 in the


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PAGE 72 COOL CAPE MAY Wildlife town of Oceanville, the refuge includes an eight-mile drive that circumnavigates impoundment pools filled with waterfowl and shorebirds. In winter, thousands of snow geese and brant (a small marine goose) thrive. Eagles and other birds of prey are drawn to the surfeit of prey. Two observation towers offer magnificent views of coastal marshes. Just west of Forsythe (in fact, bordering the marsh) is the southern edge of New Jersey’s famed Pine Barrens Preserve. Dominated by pitch pine and scrub oak trees, which comprise 22% of the state, this immense tract of land constitutes the largest protected preserve between Boston, MA and Richmond, VA. In the evening the number of calling whip-poor-will are a din. In contrast, in summer, while canoeing along slow-moving creeks flanked by white cedar stands, you move in the silence of a dream. Places like Estelle Manor County Park south of May’s Landing, and Belleplain State Forest offer easy access to this natural and culturally rich environment. Farther south and west, in Cumberland County, the vast wetlands and coastal towns show a side of New Jersey that even most residents have never seen. A place where for more than 400 years, people and nature have been molding each other’s character. A land of black ducks and blue mud. Cedar-shod homes built when houses and two-masted schooners were built by the same resourceful watermen. The Maurice (and Mullica and Tuckahoe) Rivers are all strongholds for breeding, and especially wintering, Bald Eagles. Golden Eagles too, sometimes winter here and patrol the waterways for winter stressed waterfowl. Come May and June, the beaches of Delaware Bay support millions of breeding horseshoe crabs. Drawn up upon the sand by the full and new moon tides, the animals can carpet the beach like animated cobblestones. The hosts of migrating shorebirds that feast upon the crab eggs forage frantically along the water’s edge. And at the very tip of the funnel is Cape May. Known the world over as a world-class birding destination, every fall, millions upon millions of birds are caught in the land funnel and directed toward the tip. Cape May Point State Park and Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area are ideally located to take advantage of the bounty of the season. New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory specializes in introducing visitors to whatever is in season thorough interpre-

Ribbons of spring shorebirds fill the Delaware Bayshore beaches in mid-May. Opposite page: A Yellow Warbler offers a bright patch of color on a early fall day.

tive walks, programs, and workshops offered throughout the year. Perhaps most famous for its September, October and November hawk flights, the Cape is equally celebrated for the great migratory “fallouts” of songbirds. More than a million and a half American Robins have been estimated in a single day. At the north end of Avalon, mid-September through midDecember, sea ducks are counted by CMBO researchers. The annual count of sea ducks and seabirds has, at times, exceeded a million birds. There have been single day counts where more than 100,000 birds have passed within sight of shore.

Excited now? Good. How To Get There? Easy. You’ve already got a head start since you finished reading this article. The next step depends on geography. If you are in the general vicinity, you can stop over to the Cape May Bird Observatory — THE place for all your nature needs and some really good information about where to go birding. The CMBO is located at 701 East Lake Drive overlooking Lake Lily in Cape May Point (609-884-2736), is open year-round from


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9:30am to 4:30pm (closed on Tuesdays in winter and summer). Ask any of our knowledgeable staff for help, pick up a free birding map, checklist, and seasonal schedule of our daily walks and programs. Check the sightings log for what is being seen in the field. If you are in need of binoculars, field guide, books, bird feeders, clothing or gifts, you’re in the right place. Our staff are always willing to help with any questions. If you can’t make it to Cape May, you can find almost everything you need online at www.BirdCapeMay.org, including our birding map, checklist, seasonal schedule, and recent sightings.

Above left: Northern Harrier hunting along marshes in Cumberland County. Above: A pair of Cedar Waxwings take a pause during late fall feeding. Above right: No matter where, or how, you look in fall, there’s always something to see — like this Blackpoll Warbler and Red-breasted Nuthatch. Opposite page: Like this Royal Tern, we hope we’ve wet your appetite to get out and enjoy nature! Photos provided by some of CMBO’s talented volunteers and staff

Told you it was easy. The only difficult part is deciding when to go birding and where. See you in the field. New Jersey’s own Pete Dunne is Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon. Pete uses his talents and energy to make the natural world real for others. Author of several books on and about nature (available at CMBO) he weaves information, insight and even fantasy into a net that captures minds and hearts. He has written for virtually every birding publication and for The New York Times.


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BACKSTREET Simply delicious... this gem of a joint has irresistible downhome cooking, friendly staff. And plenty of free parking! Some Menu Highlights LOBSTER BISQUE Creamy goodness! GRILLED ASPARAGUS Topped with jumbo lump crab. WARM GOAT CHEESE SALAD Fresh greens with a basil-balsamic vinaigrette, topped with pecan-crusted goat cheese. PAN-FRIED JERSEY TOMATOES Served with a remoulade sauce.

WHERE IS IT? Owners Theresa McGlade and husband Tony Lombardi say their place is “off the beaten path,” but it’s actually a very short walk through historic Cape May.

BABY LAMB CHOPS Encrusted with a Dijon mustard sauce and seasoned breadcrumbs.

WHY SHOULD I GO? When you arrive at this intimate establishment, slices of warm ciabatta bread begin your gastronomic journey. The specials will provide you with a wide variety of culinary surprises to choose from, such as the baby lamb chops or the jumbo lump crab imperial. Everything is made from the freshest of ingredients. Favorite dishes include a divine maple-glazed salmon and the pan-fried crab cakes with a seafood sauce. Missing the big-city restaurants? You’ll want to try the sushi-grade ginger soy tuna — the flavors will dance across your tongue. Backstreet is a hometown favorite, attracting travelers AND locals. You’ll always find Tony in the dining room with a big smile, assuring that all guests are taken care of. In the kitchen is chef Theresa, who studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and brings more than 25 years experience to the kitchen. Theresa loves to combine the freshest of foods into nightly sensations and, quite often, the specials are more extensive than the menu. We recommend the pan-fried fish in lemon caper sauce... it’s a classic here! And here is a local tip... when they have the seasonal fruit cobbler, order yours at the beginning since they are baked to order.

CRAB IMPERIAL Baked jumbo lump crab in a white wine cream sauce. CHILEAN SEA BASS With a sweet key lime drizzle and topped with a macadamia nut crust. CARIBBEAN JERK GROUPER With a mango purée and sweet cream sauce. FILET MIGNON Grilled 6 oz filet over mashed potatoes — bleu cheese and garlic butter can be added.

INSIDER TIP Backstreet is reasonably priced, offers plenty of FREE parking and serves breakfast Saturday and Sunday at 9am. Simply delicious is their motto and you’ll know why after you dine here.

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Simple and tasty — that’s the idea behind the menu at Backstreet, which is just a short walk from the heart of town. Enjoy classic favorites or an inventive special made with all local ingredients. Whatever you do, make sure to save room for the locally famous cobbler dessert.

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BELLA VIDA GARDEN CAFÉ ON BROADWAY A local café with... a wholesome aroma Some Menu Highlights CAPE MAY SEAFOOD SALAD Tomato, avocado, pine nuts, shrimp, scallops and crab over spring mix, topped with pineapple and mango. PARMESAN HERBENCRUSTED TILAPIA With tomato, basil, caper, white wine sauce, finished with crab meat. TEMPEH OR TURKEY REUBEN Swiss cheese, topped with sauerkraut on toasted rye bread with Russian dressing. THE JEANNIE PANINI Spinach, portabella, avocado, provolone and veganaise on multi-grain bread.

WHERE IS IT? On Broadway in West Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? Bella Vida is where the locals have eaten since the early 1900s and if you are traveling away from home, eating well isn’t all that easy. Fortunately for Cape Mayniacs, this quaint family friendly café on Broadway makes healthy eating not only accessible, but joyful. Appropriately, the café owners, the local Monge family, draw inspiration from their own travels when putting together new dishes. Chris and Christopher Monge, who have spent a great deal of time surfing overseas, especially enjoys incorporating Costa Rican dishes with a Cape May twist. The name of the restaurant itself, Bella (meaning ‘beautiful’ in Italian), and Vida (which means ‘life’ in Spanish) pays homage to the family’s love of travel, as well as to their Christian European and Latin American heritages. And those who choose to dine at one of Bella Vida’s charming garden tables will feel as comfortable as if they were eating in their own backyard. The restaurant offers plenty of options for the omnivore (including incredible half-pound all-beef burgers), but caters especially well to vegans and vegetarians, and those with gluten sensitivities. Choose from fish tacos, breakfast burritos, sensational salads, homemade soups and signature sandwiches.

HOMEMADE VEGGIE BURGER Topped with feta cheese and sautéed spinach, in garlic and olive oil, on focaccia. HAM AND TURKEY PANINI Swiss cheese and honey mustard on herb focaccia. MARGARITA'S FAVORITA ULTIMATE OMELETTE Lump crab, lobster, avocado, and garlic.

INSIDER TIP Bella Vida is family-friendly; even the pooch is welcome in the garden. And don’t forget beverages! They offer Costa Rican coffee, capuccino, lattes and espresso, and fresh-pressed carrot juice and fruit smoothies.

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BEN & JERRY’S The place to cool off with a few scoops of frozen goodness WHERE IS IT? Located right in the heart of the Washington Street Mall, midway between Decatur and Jackson.

Some Menu Highlights ICE CREAM Ben & Jerry’s is synonymous with ice cream, and for good reason. We love the Chunky Monkey, but Cherry Garcia and Phish Food are other crowd pleasers.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Ben & Jerry’s first opened out of a nearly dilapidated gas station, and started delivering pints to mom-and-pop shops from a VW Squareback Wagon. Since then, the company has grown to be an institution as American as apple pie. (And yes, Ben & Jerry's makes that flavor, too.) The average adult in this country eats 48 pints of ice cream per year, and we know that Cape May lovers are no different. (The amount of folks with a cone in-hand on the Washington Street Mall on any given afternoon, or evening, is proof of that.) After a sticky beach day, people love cooling off with an icy cone in Ben & Jerry’s air-conditioned shop, or savoring their scoops while people-watching on the mall. It’s not just a tasty way to spend a relaxed summer moment; it’s a small (and irresistible) slice of Americana. Behind the counter you’ll see more than 30 flavors, some of which are exclusively available in scoop shops (meaning, try as you might, you’ll never find them in your grocery store). And don’t forget, there is more than ice cream — ­ the shop offers cookies and brownies baked fresh daily. Or for something lighter, try one of Ben & Jerry’s coffee drinks, or an ice-cold smoothie made from natural fruits.

SUNDAES This is the point where ice cream surpasses tasty and becomes decadent. Whether you prefer the classic Banana Split or its big brother, the Banana Fudge Royal, make sure it’s loaded with all your favorite toppings. SMOOTHIES On a hot day, few things cool you like a fruit smoothie. Each cup is freshly blended with natural fruit and Ben & Jerry’s sorbets. With flavors like Berry Nice, Life’s A Beach and Strawberry Lemonade, you really can’t go wrong. BAKED GOODNESS The waffle cones are made fresh daily — so are the delicious cookies and brownies. SHAKES Create your own, or try a specially invented shake like the Caramel Macchiato.

INSIDER TIP If a triple-scoop cone isn’t enough (hey, no judgement here), you can ask for a hand-packed quart of your favorite flavor for snacking later on.

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Want some? If yes, just head over to the Washington Street Mall, where you will find a place that’s full of treats that will please every member of the family, but especially the little ones.

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THE BLACK DUCK ON SUNSET A beautiful building, a beautiful menu... The Black Duck’s reputation speaks for itself Some Menu Highlights BLACK DUCK BARBEQUED BABY BACK RIBS Served with downhome coleslaw. LOBSTER DUMPLINGS Citrus salad, soy sesame dipping sauce. BLUE CRAB SPRING ROLLS Miso slaw, Asian BBQ sauce, hot mustard. PU PU PLATTER A sampling of ribs, dumplings, spring rolls, tostados and shrimp toast. Serves two. ORANGE ALMOND SALAD Naval oranges, toasted almonds and mixed greens, tossed with a honeylavender vinaigrette and locatelli cheese. SZECHUAN-SPICED BEEF Over udon noodle, Asian vegetable, peanut stir-fry. HONEY-ROASTED HALF DUCK Over apple-smoked bacon, sweet potato risotto and a red currant jus. PAN ROAST DIVER SCALLOPS Over vegetable risotto with a balsamic reduction.

WHERE IS IT? At Sunset Boulevard and Broadway. WHY SHOULD I GO? Dining at The Black Duck is a quintessential Cape May experience. To start, the building itself is a charming Victorian decorated with antique photos of Cape Island. And on the restaurant’s front porch, guests can enjoy taking deep breaths of just-off-the-ocean breezes, or listening for the not-so-distant clacking of horse-drawn carriages making their way through town. But the biggest draw of The Black Duck is the restaurant’s food, which has contributed to Cape May’s reputation as a foodie town. Owner and Executive Chef Chris Hubert, who has done everything in his restaurant from painting the building to fixing seat cushions, has the most fun while cooking, and this shows in the cuisine he prepares. The menu is comprised of American fare with an Asian influence that’s best complemented with your favorite bottle of wine. Don't forget, the Black Duck is BYOB. And yes, duck is on the menu. INSIDER TIP: To make an evening at the Black Duck an even more memorable Cape May experience, guests are encouraged to head to Sunset Beach before or after dining for the flag-lowering ceremony that’s hosted there at dusk. Or work up an appetite by searching for the American Black Duck at the Cape May Point. This is a favorite bird of Chris’ son, William, and the inspiration for the restaurant's theme. Chris also owns Godmother’s, another popular restaurant (see page 108).

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Yes, they’ve got duck...and a host of other delicious dinner options, all served in this charming Victorian space. The menu is American, with a strong Asian influence. The Black Duck is Cape May dining at its best.

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $15-$28 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V & MC « On-Site Parking « Takeout Available « No Kids' Menu


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THE BLUE PIG TAVERN By day or by night, inside or out, this is a place where the food and the vibe are irresistible Some Menu Highlights TURKEY AVOCADO CLUB House-roasted turkey, avocado, bacon, mayo, rustic multigrain bread. BLUE PIG TAVERN BURGER House-ground and hand-pressed fresh daily, along with a choice of gourmet toppings, including the irresistiblesounding Beach Plum Farm free range eggs, aged cheddar and house-cured bacon. BARNEGAT LIGHT SCALLOPS Chef’s daily preparation of locally caught day boat scallops, paired with fresh produce from Beach Plum Farm.

WHERE IS IT? In the corner of Congress Hall, Cape May’s most famous hotel. WHY SHOULD I GO? On sunny days, The Blue Pig Tavern's leafy patio is a delightful spot to start your day with a breakfast of Congress Hall’s Signature Benedict or a refreshing smoothie. Later in the day, linger over lunch as you sip a cool drink and peoplewatch. Inside, each of the Blue Pig’s dining areas provide a different mood. One has an airy garden feel with a large skylight. The second room feels more like a classic tavern, with vintage-style mirrors. Here, large banquettes lend a warm, cozy feel. You can also eat in a wooden rocking chair on Congress Hall’s beautiful veranda. On crisp or chilly evenings in spring, fall or winter, the magnificent fireplace in the Blue Pig Tavern comes alive. Wherever you eat, you will feast on the restaurant’s signature American tavern fare, while enjoying the simple pleasure of a meal prepared from scratch. The menu utilizes local seafood as well as fruits, veggies, bacon and eggs from Cape Resorts’ own Beach Plum Farm, located less than two miles away. The farm, which provides nearly ninety percent of the restaurant’s produce, now houses a greenhouse, so you can enjoy your favorite vegetables, even out of season. The Blue Pig serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and is serviced by Congress Hall’s bar, The Brown Room (see page 155).

STEAK AND CAKE Grilled New York strip steak, jumbo lump crab cake, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, sauce Béarnaise. PAPPARDELLE BOLOGNESE Fresh pasta and hearty meat sauce finished with Beach Plum Farm basil, shaved parmesan. FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE Rich and dense dark mocha with imported Swiss chocolate.

INSIDER TIP Come thirsty! The restaurant offers its own beer — The Blue Pig Tavern

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The chef at the Blue Pig agrees that food made with love tastes better. “And so does food grown with love,” he says. At the Blue Pig, most of the produce is coming straight from the Beach Plum Farm in West Cape May, so you know it’s fresh and, of course, always grown with love. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and dine inside or out.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $12-$26 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « On-Site Parking « Takeout « Kids' Menu


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CABANAS The classic beachfront bar offers lively nightlife, excellent family dining, and a great list of beers and cocktails WHERE IS IT? In downtown Cape May on the beachfront at the corner where Beach Avenue meets Decatur Street.

Some Menu Highlights JERK CHICKEN TENDERS Spicy Jamaican jerk chicken tenders cooked to perfection, served with a tasty mango mayo sauce.

WHY SHOULD I GO? There’s something about being oceanside that makes even the most demure of Cape May goers (locals and tourists alike) want to get up and dance. Whether it is a beautiful sunny day or the sizzling late night, Cabanas has you covered. When you’re looking to find your rhythm, only one place comes to mind, and you don’t have to wander far off the beach to find it. Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill is action-packed with all the amenities. For starters, the food features a Caribbean flair, all fresh, all local and made from scratch daily. After a good day on the beach stop in for happy hour while sitting in the warm ocean breeze and choose from a variety of local craft beer, homemade margaritas, and fresh wine — all on special. Cabanas isn’t just a place to have fun — it’s an open-air beachfront destination with all the amenities. It is a family-friendly establishment where tourists and locals love to play. In season, they are open for weekend breakfast featuring bloody mary and mimosas, lunch and dinner with free wi-fi, and high-def sports action for every event. When it’s time to start the party, you can count on live entertainment — from rock and roll to reggae on the stage, while keeping the dance floor packed. There’s always a great time to be had, so grab your friends and head in to Cabanas to see what magical memories you can make.

HOT CRAB & ARTICHOKE DIP Hot crab and artichoke dip, baked with parmesan cheese and served with toasted baguette points. GRILLED MARGARITA SHRIMP Tequila and limemarinated shrimp skewered then grilled, served with drawn butter and salted tails. LITTLENECK STEAMERS A dozen littlenecks steamed with garlic, white wine, fresh herbs and butter, served with warm bread for dipping. AUTHENTIC MEXICAN QUESADILLA Baked flour tortillas stuffed with seasoned grilled chicken, refried beans, lettuce, peppers, onions, pepper jack cheese and pico de gallo and topped with sour cream.

INSIDER TIP Every Monday is kids night at Cabanas!

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Choose from an inventive menu of starters, or have a full steak dinner...at Cabana’s it’s totally up to you. Then stick around for one of the liveliest night scenes in Cape May.

Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $8-$25 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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CAPE MAY FISH MARKET Your mother may have told you not to get fresh, but at the Cape May Fish Market, it’s the only way to be Some Menu Highlights OYSTERS ON THE HALF-SHELL Wonderful Cape May Salts. SHRIMP OR CRAB SALAD Crisp, delectable... and healthy, too! NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER The classic soup, done right. BROILED OR FRIED SEAFOOD COMBO DINNER Filet of fish, scallops, shrimp and crab cake. Served with French fries, coleslaw, roll, butter and a variety of sauces.

WHERE IS IT? Conveniently located in the heart of the Washington Street Mall, between The Ugly Mug and Jackson Mountain Café. WHY SHOULD I GO? For so many shore town seafood restaurants, a good gimmick is more important than a good product. But hanging fishing poles and buoys and plastic crustaceans on the wall of an eatery does not make up for serving a previously frozen fish. At the Cape May Fish Market, the nautical decor is kept to a minimum. Here, the focus is on the food. The only gimmick is a highquality product. Whether you take your meal to go (maybe for a barbeque at home, or a picnic on Sunset Beach later on), or you choose to dine there (either al fresco on

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CLAMS OVER PASTA Served with a delicious red or white sauce.

the Washington Street Mall, or inside an intimate brick dining room), you can count on your meal being fresh, and as local as possible. If it’s the former that tickles your fancy, you’ll want to decide on what you’d like to purchase: fresh, cooked, fried, or broiled — all four options are available. But the folks at the market won't think it's fishy if seafood just isn't your thing. They also serve chicken, filet mignon and pasta dishes. Plus, they have an extensive kids’ menu.

FILET MIGNON Because you might not be in the mood for fish. GRILLED SWORDFISH OR TUNA Fresh and tasty! KIDS’ CHICKEN FINGERS It will keep them occupied and satisfied.

INSIDER TIP On the way home, stop by the Ugly Mug (see page 144) for a cocktail. This is the sister restaurant of the Cape May Fish Market. And don't forget to ask about private parties — Cape May Fish Market is a great venue for a wide range of events.

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At the Cape May Fish Market you’ll find some of the freshest seafood in town. And you can buy it fresh, cooked, fried or broiled. But there’s more to this place than seafood — they also serve chicken, filet mignon and pasta dishes.

Lunch, Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $10-$35 « BYOB « Booking A Table Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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CARRIAGE HOUSE CAFÉ & TEAROOM From hearty and casual café fare to an elegant tea luncheon... this is the best of both worlds WHERE IS IT? At the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street.

Some Menu Highlights

WHY SHOULD I GO? If you ate here before and loved it, you’ll surely want to visit again to try out the new à la carte menu. If you haven’t been here yet, you’re in for a treat. The Carriage House Café and Tearoom’s menu runs the gamut from casual cafe fare like grilled paninis, wraps, sandwiches and soups to healthy and hearty signature salads and quiches to that Cape May favorite, the classic tea luncheon. You’ll also find freshly baked tea breads and scones, great combo meals, an afternoon tea, and even a kids’ menu. Another recent addition is take-out: If your day is too busy to stop for a leisurely lunch, grab and go. We know you’re anxious to get to the beach.

THE CLASSIC TEA LUNCHEON A Cape May favorite, and sure to become yours, too! Soup or salad, assorted tea sandwiches, and a sweet plate, all accompanied by a selection of their exclusive Harney’s teas. There’s also an Elegant Afternoon Tea to finish off your perfect beach day. SALADS Enjoy a classic chicken Caesar, a house salad featuring local produce, or a hearty salad of the day. QUICHE Spinach with goat cheese, tasty bacon, cheddar and tomato or a special that shows off the chef’s creativity.

INSIDER TIP The Carriage House Café & Tearoom is located on the grounds of the Physick Estate. An 1879 Victorian house museum and one of the finest examples of Victorian Stick Style architecture in America, the estate is open for tours. The setting is drop-dead gorgeous, and you can dine outside overlooking the beautiful gardens or indoors in the air-conditioned, original horse stalls that once housed the estate’s carriage horses. Dine from 11am to 4pm; days of operation change seasonally. Reservations are recommended. The Carriage House is also a perfect setting for intimate gatherings like weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties or any get-together that you want to be extra special.

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SIGNATURE SANDWICHES Including the special chicken salad on raisin bread, or roasted turkey with grilled asparagus, and many more. DELECTABLE DESSERTS Like your life, and eat dessert first! You won’t be sorry you did with the Carriage House’s flourless chocolate torte, panna cotta or the sweet of the day.

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What could be more relaxing on a day in Cape May that lunch on the patio overlooking the beautiful gardens at the Emlen Physick Estate, the city’s only Victorian house museum?

Lunch & Afternoon Tea « Price Of Entrées: $8-$18 « Booking A Table Advised « Handicap Accessible « V, MC, AE, D « On-Site Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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CUCINA ROSA More than 20 years in business, and it’s pretty obvious why — this is Italian food done right Some Menu Highlights SHRIMP ROSA Pancetta-wrapped shrimp baked on spinach and ricotta. JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE By popular demand, served with sauce remoulade. CRAWFISH FRA DIABLO Louisiana crawfish tails sautéed in spicy marinara sauce. CHICKEN PORTOFINO Stuffed with the house sausage and mozzarella cheese, baked with white wine and tomato sauce, topped with peppers and onions on a bed of spaghetti.

WHERE IS IT? At the beginning of the mall, on the corner of Perry Street. WHY SHOULD I GO? Although he doesn’t know where it came from exactly, owner Dave Clemans earned the nickname Dr Danger when he was a younger, “more formidable” man. We think Dave is still very much a formidable man, and what’s more, so is the menu at Cucina Rosa. It’s always a good sign for a restaurant when the owner has his hands in the kitchen, too — David still does some prep work to help out head chef Guy Portewig, and still makes the restaurant’s irresistible sauces. So why is Cucina Rosa still one of the most popular restaurants in town after three decades? “Because we serve the kind of food people want to eat,” says Dave. While other restaurants strive to reeducate people and their palettes, the goal at Cucina Rosa is to give folks what makes them happy. But customers don’t simply crave consistently good food. They want their entire dining experience to be memorable. This is not a problem at Cucina Rosa, where the charming atmosphere “brings out the best in people,” says Dave.

MEDITERRANEAN SHRIMP Pan-sautéed shrimp on fresh spinach, topped with plum tomatoes with mozzarella cheese and oreganata. Served over penne rigate with butter, loccatelli romano, black pepper. TENDERLOIN TUSCANY A 9oz filet mignon stuffed with gorgonzola cheese, red peppers. caramelized onions, then grilled medium.

INSIDER TIP To Dave, the word cucina doesn’t just mean kitchen; it embodies all of the joyful moments that happen when we break bread with good company. At Cucina Rosa, this bread-breaking can happen inside the two-story restaurant’s main dining areas, on an outdoor patio, or in a private dining room ideal for special occasions. Dr Danger’s most formidable staff will be happy to fill you in on the details.

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Cucina Rosa is located at the beginning of the Washington Street Mall. The atmosphere inside is charming, though the patio is a popular choice in summer. And the food? Bellissimo.

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $12-$29 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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THE EBBITT ROOM For years it’s been known as one of the best restaurants in South Jersey... now it has a buzzy bar scene to add to the experience Some Menu Highlights TUNA TARTARE Honeycrisp apple and fennel salad, citrus soy, apple caviar. PALE ALE CALAMARI Pickled bell pepper hash, ginger aioli. ESPRESSO-CURED MAGRET DUCK Glazed baby carrots, cippolini onion marmalade, smoked shallot jus. WILD KING SALMON Bulghur wheat taboule, basil and shitake mushroom emulsion.

WHERE IS IT? Halfway along Jackson, a glorious street-scape of Victorian B&Bs, private homes, and The Virginia Hotel, home to the Ebbitt Room. WHY SHOULD I GO? The Ebbitt Room is a favorite of fanatical locals, who’ve come to know it as one of the finest foodie haunts in Cape May. The Philadelphia Inquirer referred to it as “the town’s most beloved restaurant,” while The New York Times raved about a “superb” experience and “creatively prepared dishes.” Such reviews have contributed to The Ebbitt Room’s reputation as a special occassion place. But all of that changed in May of 2011, when the restaurant’s dining area — ­ along with its image — was renovated. What used to be a small service bar has been replaced with a large U-shaped bar that flows into the dining room and adds a whole new buzzy vibe to the place.

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STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING Dulce de leche Ice cream.

Some things, though, will never change, like The Ebbitt Room’s commitment to freshness. The food menu, which now includes dishes both inventive and familiar, draws ingredients from Cape Resorts’ own Beach Plum Farm, as does an impressive drink list. On warmer nights, enjoy sampling from both in the outdoor garden area or on its breezy front porch, or opt for listening to live jazz piano in a comfy lounge. No matter where you dine, feel free to come dressed in your Sunday best, or in your best pair of flip-flops.

MAPLE SUGAR CRÈME BRULEE With toasted pine nut biscotti. BEACH PLUM FARM DEVILED EGGS With chef’s daily preparations MINT JULEP Michter’s Kentucky Bourbon, Beach Plum mint, simple syrup.

INSIDER TIP The front porch is Cape May’s favorite place to start your evening, end your day or just people watch. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and munch on small plates such as our famous farm cheese and cured meat board, or Ebbitt Room char-broiled burger with house-cut truffle parmesan garlic fries with chipotle ketchup.

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Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $26-$33 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Not Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « Valet Parking «   No Takeout « No Kids' Menu


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5 WEST PUB From the makers of Tisha’s, an exciting new eatery... combine a classic pub with a fine restaurant. The result? A great time. Every time. Some Menu Highlights SHRIMP DIJON Stuffed with horseradish and wrapped in bacon, served with a honey Dijon dipping sauce. PAN-SEARED LOCAL SCALLOPS Bacon and onion marmalade with horseradish cream. BRICK OVEN PIZZA Thin crust and irresistible — choose from Margherita, Bruschetta and Pizzazz.

WHERE IS IT? On Bayshore Road, a quick drive from downtown Cape May, near the Wawa. To put it another way, it’s also five miles west of Tisha’s, its sister restaurant on Cape May’s Washington Street Mall — hence the name. WHY SHOULD I GO? If you have ever eaten at Tisha’s, now on the Mall but previously on the Cape May promenade, you will know that the food is going to be excellent. But 5 West Pub is not your typical Cape May eating experience — owners Paul and Jennifer Negro were inspired by the gastropub phenomenon, which originated in London in the late 1990s and later came to the States. The idea? Combine the best elements of a classic pub and a fine restaurant for an experience that delivers excellent food and drinks, and a fun, buzzy vibe — at affordable prices. The result is an establishment where you can do one of the following:

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JAMAICAN JERKED CHICKEN SANDWICH Marinated in authentic jerk spices and grilled to perfection. Finished with house made cole slaw and Swiss Gruyere cheese.

1. Visit after work (if you’re a local) or after a hard day at the beach (if you’re a visitor) for a relaxing drink and a casual dinner. 2. Go for a date with your other half. 3. Hang out with a group of friends and sample a bunch of small plates — because, let’s face it, the dish your friend ordered usually looks better, so this way you get to share. 4. Grab a booth and take the family — the menu has a large selection of appetizers, and great choices for the children, too. Add in the affordable wine list (mostly everything under $25 a bottle), more than a dozen draft beers, including craft, and you’ll see why 5 West Pub is going to quicky establish itself as a Cape May staple.

BLACKENED MAHI MAHI SANDWICH Blackened in a castiron skillet with Cajun spices, baby greens, remoulade sauce and coleslaw, on a ciabatta roll. FRIED PORK CHOPS Spice rubbed and deep-fried, sautéed roasted peppers, cherry peppers and capers, red mashed potatoes and sautéed baby spinach.

INSIDER TIP Order the fried pork chops — we think it’s going to become one of the area’s most popular dishes.

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Lunch and Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $6-$20 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « V, MC, AE, D « On-Site Parking « Takeout Available « Kids’ Menu


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410 BANK STREET “The New York Times” says it’s worth the drive just to eat here, and that’s a review you can bank on Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? Head down the winding slate path through the overhanging vines and tropical foliage that lead to the 1840 carriage house. WHY SHOULD I GO? Stephen and Janet Miller, who spent a decade working on movie scripts and production, know that a good film will transport its viewer. The restaurant they opened together in 1984 manages to do the same thing. Those who walk through the garden and porches of the wisteria vinecovered cottage that is 410 Bank Street are made to feel as though they’re about to dine “on a private yacht,” as one critic said. The food, influenced by the cuisine of France, New Orleans and the Caribbean, is just as transporting. Combining the flavor palettes of these regions onto one menu might sound risky but, judging from the large number of customers who have

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traveled from New York just to sample the food at 410, it works. And besides, Stephen and Janet have never been ones to shy away from risk. After wrapping production of Jaws III, they shelved their English degrees, left their Manhattan life behind, and realized their dream of turning a two-story Victorian into one of Cape May’s most beloved culinary institutions. We’re grateful they did, and you will be, too. INSIDER TIP 410 Bank Street is the recipient of the international Five-Star Diamond Award, and in 2012, was voted Best Restaurant in South Jersey in two categories (French and Caribbean) in the annual New Jersey Monthly readers’ poll. After your award-winning meal, stop by Cape May Stage,next door, for an awardwinning show. 410 Bank Street offers pre-theater dinner specials, so you can make a night of it.

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BLACKENED SEA SCALLOPS With Louisiana remoulade sauce. GULF STREAM CRAB TERRINE Layers of jumbo crab, fresh avocado and Jersey tomato. MACADAMIAENCRUSTED MAHI-MAHI In a vanilla rum sauce. CANYON–CAUGHT SWORDFISH With lobster and crab, Champagne cream sauce. BLACKENED PRIME RIB Fruit-wood smoked, slow-roasted and blackened to order — 410 isn’t just about amazing fish. NEW ORLEANS VOODOO SHRIMP Chef Sing takes the Cajun classic into the realm of black magic. CHILEAN SEA BASS CREOLE Hugged with fresh herbs and ground pecans in a shrimp and crawfish étouffée sauce. ANNE’S BREAD PUDDING With caramel bourbon sauce. Called “better than the best of New Orleans.”


Feast on the exotic cuisine of Chef Henry Sing Cheng, whose creations range from locally caught tuna and swordfish in fabulous sauces, to smoked, grilled and blackened roasts, all served in a delightful, tropical-inspired environment

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $25-$37 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Not Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « On-Site Parking « No Takeout « Kids' Menu


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FREDA’S CAFÉ Cozy and downhome, but with the quality and style of the big city Some Menu Highlights RACK OF LAMB Eight lamb chops stuffed with spinach, pine nuts and feta cheese, seasoned with fresh herbs and cracked pepper. Baked and then served on a Dijon mustard sauce. CRAB CAKES MARCUS Two jumbo lump crab cakes, pan seared and served over garlic mashed potatoes. Finished with a warm mango sauce. SESAME CRUSTED AHI TUNA Seared tuna served on a bed of sticky rice and hijaki salad. Finished with a sweet ginger soy sauce, wasabi sauce and crispy noodles.

WHERE IS IT? At the Ocean Street end of the mall. WHY SHOULD I GO? Chef Steve Howard and his wife, pastry chef Carol, came to Cape May via the Plaza Hotel in New York, and they’ve managed to combine big-city quality with small-town atmosphere. Freda’s has a cozy café style that makes for an intimate dining experience. And the food is superb. The rack of lamb, stuffed with a layer of chopped pine nuts, feta, and spinach has few equals. There’s a reason this place has been in business (and busy!) for two decades. If you want a delectable snack for the beach, be sure to try Freda’s Deli and Gourmet Shop (609-884-0707, next door). Also, Freda’s is BYO — and Collier’s liquor store is just around the corner. INSIDER TIP Pastry chef Carol bakes custom-designed cakes for almost any occasion. From weddings to birthdays (and everything in between), Carol’s cakes are absolutely beautiful (inside and out). Call her today to set up an appointment.

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CRAB AND SPINACH STUFFED PECAN AND PEAR CRUSTED ORGANIC SALMON Pan seared salmon served on a bed of rice and finished with a lemon herb sauce. HERB-CRUSTED PORK TENDER WELLINGTON Twin wellingtons in a puff pastry topped with a crab, mushroom blend and huckleberry orange glaze.


Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $21-$32 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids’ Menu


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FRESCOS SEAFOOD TRATTORIA The ambience of Tuscany, an award-winning chef and fresh Cape May seafood... this is Frescos Some Menu Highlights CAPE MAY CALAMARI Pan-fried, with robust Sicilian tomato dip. BOSC PEAR SALAD With field greens, honey-glazed walnuts and gorgonzola. BASIL-STUFFED SHRIMP Wrapped in proscuitto, with local melon and fig jam. SICILIAN CRAB TORTE Fresh crab meat with crisp angel hair pasta. Probably the most innovative crab dish around! JUMBO SCALLOP & SHRIMP PESCATORE In lobster Champagne cream sauce over homemade pasta.

WHERE IS IT? On gas-lit Bank Street, next door to its sister restaurant, 410 Bank Street (see page 100). WHY SHOULD I GO? Frescos is impressive for the quality of its food (The New York Times called it “a triumph”), the richness of its Italian menu (Nuevo Milano style), and the vibe of the restaurant (it’s located in a Victorian summer cottage that dates back to 1880). But more than anything, Frescos is impressive for the passion of the folks who steer this ZAGAT-rated ship. In the small kitchen, the dedicated staff works miracles, inspired by herbs from the restaurant’s vegetable garden, and the freshest of Cape May seafood. Wanting nothing but the most authentic experience for their guests, this staff even abides by Italian superstition; it’s a safe bet that your risotto was only stirred in one direction. But there’s nothing to left to chance under the passionate direction of Frescos’ award-winning chefs and service staff — in 2012, it was once again named Best Italian Restaurant in Southern New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly.

OSSO BUCCO FRESCOS Award-winning braised veal shank. If you want to savor this acclaimed dish, get your order in early! VEAL SALTIMBOCCA Veal scallopini layered with prosciutto, mozzarella, sage.

INSIDER TIP One reviewer compared dining at Frescos to embarking on “an adventure tour of Italy”, and no tour of Italy would be complete without wine. Bring your own, or sample from a local selection. Then, savor it in the Mediterranean-themed dining room, or on the restaurant’s candle-lit veranda. And don’t forget to call ahead if you’re in the mood for award-winning Osso-bucco. The locals know to reserve this dish in advance.

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Frescos’ award-winning chefs bring an incredible creativity and richness to the menu – from the rightly-famous grilled Tuscan garlic bread to a dazzling display of seafoods and sauces

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $18-$29 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Not Handicap Accessible « Accept V, M, AE, D « On-Site Parking « No Takeout « Kids' Menu


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GECKO’S The only place for Southwestern cuisine. We'll drink (outside, on a charming deck) to that! Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? It’s that little oasis in the middle of Carpenter’s Lane, in the Historic District.

Some Menu Highlights

WHY SHOULD I GO? Gecko’s is not unlike the lizard for which it’s named. Here’s why... 1. There is one type of Gecko so rare it’s only been spotted four times. Gecko’s restaurant is also rare since it’s the only place for Southwestern cuisine in Cape May. 2. The Gecko is colorful; it can be purple, pink, blue, even black. The restaurant is colorful, too, with a breezy deck painted in the traditional reds and yellows of Santa Fe. With a bucket of Coronas by your side, this is one of the best people-watching spots in Cape May. 3. Variety. There are more than 2,000 species of Gecko. The menu at the restaurant is diverse, too. This isn’t a predictable taco joint. Vaquero fajitas, anyone? This dish originated as campfire food of Mexican cowboys. Or how about some chile-rubbed ribeye? The chiles for this meal are shipped in from New Mexico. 3. Finally, the Gecko is surprising; did you know that it licks its eyeballs in order to clean them? The owners of the restaurant are full of surprises, too. Chef Randy Bithell and his Germanborn wife Susi had intended to open a Southwestern restaurant in Santa Fe, but couldn't resist the beauty of Cape May.

GECKO’S HOUSE SALAD Field greens, with onion dressing, garnished with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, onions, roasted corn, feta. It’s addictive. THREE SISTER QUESADILLA Two flour tortillas filled with corn, squash, beans, onions, jalapenos, cheese and fresh cilantro, served with salsa, guacamole. Arguably the best vegetarian dish in town, along with the... VEGETARIAN BURRITO A substantial, satisfying, super-healthy treat. UTE TACO Fried bread with lamb adovado (chile-marinated, slow-roasted and shredded leg of lamb), pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and salsa. CHILES RELLENOS CAMARONES Roasted poblano chiles stuffed with grilled shrimp, jicama, pumpkin seeds and cheese, ovenbaked, served with a roasted tomato cascabel sauce.

INSIDER TIP Collier’s Liquor Store is a hop, skip, and jump away, in case you forget to BYO.

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carpenter's square mall, cape may

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(609) 898-7750


Gecko’s is like an oasis in the middle of downtown historic Cape May. Great Southwestern food, great people-watching. What more could you possibly ask for?

Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $10-$30 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V & MC « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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GODMOTHER’S Leave the gun; take the cannoli! Some Menu Highlights FRIED CALAMARI Served with marinara, lemon and a garlic aioli. EGGPLANT ROLLATINI Thinly-sliced eggplant, batterfried and filled with ricotta, mozzarella, fresh basil and spinach, topped with fontina and served with marinara sauce. PEPPERONI AND MOZZARELLA PIZZA ROLLS Served with marinara sauce.

WHERE IS IT? On the corner of Broadway and West Perry. WHY SHOULD I GO? This building has been many things — an auto trim shop, an ice cream parlor, a pharmacy, and a luncheonette. Today, as a classic Italian restaurant, it’s still many things — a family place, a first-date place, a casual place, a special occasion place, a local place, a tourist place... you get the idea. Appropriately, Godmother’s owner/chef Chris Hubert (who also owns Cape May’s The Black Duck, see page 84), is many things as well. For starters, he’s an accomplished man. A graduate of the Harvard of cooking schools, The Culinary Institute of America, Chris has cooked for Julia Child and at the James Beard Foundation in New York. He’s also a welltraveled man; his cooking career has taken him all over

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FOUR-CHEESE AND SPINACH LASAGNA Ruffled pasta layered with four cheeses and spinach, served with marinara or bolognese sauce.

the country, from Philadelphia to Colorado. Finally, Chris is a Cape May lover. He honed his cooking skills at two of the most acclaimed restaurants in town — Union Park and The Ebbitt Room, and he can’t imagine raising his son in any other place. The pride Chris takes in his town only works to the benefit of his diners, as he wouldn’t dream of serving them anything that’s not Cape May quality, whether that’s a classic Italian staple, or something with an inventive Hubert twist.

ORECCHIETTE CARBONARA Small pieces of round-shaped pasta, apple-smoked bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions, prosciutto and peas in a mushroom sauce.

INSIDER TIP The name of the restaurant might be slightly tongue-in-cheek (it’s a play on the title of the classic film, The Godfather), but Chris and his crew take their Italian menu seriously, so come hungry! To borrow a line from The Godfather, we know that’s an offer you can’t refuse.

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(609) 884-4543

SHRIMP SCAMPI Large white shrimp sautéed with garlic, shallots, lemon, white wine and sundried tomatoes, tossed with angel hair pasta.

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Godmother’s is a place you go when everyone in your family is in the mood for a different kind of food. There’s an affordable, diverse menu, including children’s choices.

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $12-$28 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V & MC « On-Site Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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HARBOR VIEW You might as well block off your whole night. Between the food, the views, and the vibe, you won’t want to leave. WHERE IS IT? Right on the harbor, between the Cape May bridge and the bridge to Wildwood Crest.

Some Menu Highlights GRILLED PORTABELLA MUSHROOM With brie, pine nuts and grilled veggies, balsamic vinaigrette.

WHY SHOULD I GO? The Harbor View may be the most aptly named restaurant in the county. You’ll want to linger long after you finish your bowl of locally famous she-crab soup or your ridiculously juicy char-broiled burger, simply to take in the seascape. And you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to where you linger. Year-round, sip a cocktail at the classic downstairs bar, or watch an osprey soar over the Cape May skyline from one of many oversized windows in the upstairs dining room. On the outside deck, there’s a laidback vibe, complete with frosty drinks and live bands pumping everything from hot reggae to Sinatra classics. The music sounds almost as good as the water lapping against boats the docked in the Harbor View marina. No matter where you choose to dine, the Harbor View will impress you with its thoroughness. The restaurant features 19 different kinds of shrimp, and 35 gourmet burgers cooked 130 different ways, and no, that's not a typo. If you opt for seafood, you're guaranteed fresh. As a fishermen, owner Captain Fred Ascoli wouldn’t stand for it any other way.

JUMBO SHRIMP, SCALLOPS Skewered with pineapple and mango over rice. SEAFOOD FRA DIABLO Lobster, scallops, shrimp, mussels and clams over linguini, spicy marinara sauce. SEARED AHI TUNA SALAD Tuna served rare with an Asian cabbage slaw, soy dressing, wasabi and pickled ginger VEAL MEDALLIONS Sautéed with lobster, shrimp, scallops and pasta ribbons in a Champagne cream sauce. SEAFOOD SAMPLER Shrimp, scallops, flounder and crab cake, served with rice pilaf and a vegetable.

INSIDER TIP Captain Fred loves the water, and he loves the fact that you’ll have every opportunity to enjoy it at his restaurant, from the moment you park. For the best spot in the house, pull your boat right up to the dock.

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SURF AND TURF Baked 8 oz lobster tail and grilled 8 oz filet mignon. Served with drawn butter, baked potato and broccoli.

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The Harbor View’s outside bar is one of Cape May’s most irresistible spots. It’s the ideal place to relax and unwind, if your tastes happen to run to the Caribbean way of life. And whose don’t?!

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $6-$30 « Full Bar « No Reservations « Handicap Accessible « Accept V & MC « On-Site Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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HARPOON HENRY’S A taste of the Caribbean... and the sunsets are free Some Menu Highlights WARM CRAB AND SPINACH DIP One tasty appetizer! MARINATED AND GRILLED WINGS Don’t miss this classic. COCONUT-FRIED GROUPER A taste of the tropics. SEAFOOD PASTA Clams, shrimp, scallops, sundried tomato sauce. POOR MAN’S SURF AND TURF BBQ ribs and shrimp. HENRY’S FISH SANDWICH Fried grouper, sautéed onions, tomatoes, cheddar cheese with a red pepper sauce.

WHERE IS IT? On the bay in North Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? A harpoon, that long, spear-like instrument, is used to catch fish and water mammals. But at Harpoon Henry's, that's the last thing you'll need. Here, the sealife comes to you — some of it will be beautifully prepared on the plate, and some of it, like the dolphins, will be swimming right by the deck where you're dining. While you watch for Flipper under a sinking pink sun, we recommend sampling from the restaurant's well-rounded menu of beach cuisine or sipping on one of Harpoon Henry's 150 frozen drinks. One reviewer called this hotspot “a Florida Keys place that must have washed north in a hurricane.” And no Key West locale would be complete without the kind of mellow entertainment (live music nightly in season!) that makes you want to breathe deep, kick off your shoes, and order another round. Which is exactly what you’ll find at 91 Beach Drive.

PRIME RIB Mouth-watering prime rib which gets rave reviews. TROPICAL SALAD Mixed greens, tomato wedges, cucumbers, carrots, mandarin oranges, pineapple, with coconut and pineapple vinaigrette. CONCH FRITTERS The classic Caribbean snack. ONION RINGS Tasty onion rings served by the foot or half foot.

INSIDER TIP Feel free to connect with your inner child; at Harpoon Henry’s, there's a sandbox for little kids... and for adults who wish they were little kids. Don’t forget to pop over on Sundays when, between 1pm and 5pm, items like beer, mussels and wings are only $5.

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Spectacular sunsets, a choice of 150 frozen drinks, islandinfluenced entertainment, and a location right on the beach — it’s a heady combination

Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $10-$21 « Full Bar « No Reservations « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, M, D « On-Site Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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HEMINGWAY’S Prime meats and fresh seafood by the Atlantic. Need we say more? WHERE IS IT? On the first floor of the Grand Hotel on Beach Avenue.

Some Menu Highlights

WHY SHOULD I GO? Opened in May of 2009, in a town filled with culinary hotspots, Hemingway’s quickly established itself, thanks to a menu of hand-cut USDA Prime steaks, plus local and exotic seafood. This is not your run-of-the-mill hotel dining room. Dark woods and sophistication, yes. Stuffiness and formality, no. The Guy Harvey “Old Man and the Sea” series of prints provides the perfect backdrop at the bar, should you decide to linger a little before dinner. Hemingway’s has excellent signature cocktails, especially classic martinis. Stop in for happy hour — it’s become a locals’ favorite, and you know that’s always a good sign. Hemingway’s wants to help you get happy any night of the week, starting at 4pm, all year-round. Speaking of year-round, don’t forget breakfast and lunch. The breakfast buffet is a serious crowd-pleaser if you’re not in an á la carte kind of a mood. And the oh-so-reasonable lunch menu is a winning combination of sandwiches, soups, salads and entreés.

FINE MEATS Prime signature steaks are the stars here — no small feat in a town surrounded by water. Filets, strip steaks, ribeyes, sirloin and prime rib, to name a few. PRIME RIB NIGHT Great deals on the best prime rib in town, every Wednesday, year-round. SEAFOOD BUFFET If it’s Thursday, it must be seafood buffet night. This is so wildly popular in the summer that they have to serve it upstairs in their grand ballroom! HEARTY BREAKFAST Start your day off right. As you’d expect, the steak-and-egg sandwich is excellent. LUNCH SPECIALS Their lunch menu features some seriously overstuffed sandwiches, and we mean seriously as in, you will need a doggy bag.

INSIDER TIP Want to access the weekly specials or entertainment schedule in advance? Visit online at hemingwayscapemay.com. And don’t forget about the sunset dining menu, which includes a soup or salad, entrée, and dessert for $15.95, although you could argue that the best dessert is watching the actual sunset. Hop across the street for a front row seat on the promenade.

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ENTERTAINMENT Get your groove on at Hemingway’s bar all year, whether it’s DJ dance parties or your favorite pro sports on the six high-def TVs.

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The Key West-inspired coastal cool factor of Hemingway’s décor is off the charts, with an ambience that is both elegant and casual. And the food is pretty memorable, too.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $16-$34 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « On-Site Parking « Takeout « Kids' Menu


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ISLAND GRILL A fun, and fine, Caribbean restaurant that will put you in a fun, and fine, frame of mind Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? On Mansion Street, behind Collier’s Liquor Store.

Some Menu Highlights GOAT CHEESE & BERRY SALAD Mixed greens, fresh berries, Granny Smith apples, toasted almonds, fig balsamic vinaigrette

WHY SHOULD I GO? Drinks with itty-bitty umbrellas... sunscreen that smells of coconut... strapping cabana boys... skin the color of a new penny... oh, sorry. Just got caught up listing all the things we love about the Caribbean. It’s a lengthy list, which is why we’re so grateful to have the Island Grill in the heart of Cape May. It offers a little slice of that peaceful paradise. The decor is bright and playful, the servers who deliver your meal are sun-kissed, but it’s the food that’s the dead giveaway. Pan seared crab cakes served over sweet corn and buttered leek succotash and Yukon gold potato gratin finished with a citrus nage? It tastes as good as it sounds. And the best part is that you're never boxed in. Order an entrée, and then pick from one of several delicious sauces to go with it.

CRAB AND BEET SALAD Jumbo lump crab, green onion, celery, tomatoes, and fresh basil tossed in lemon aioli, layered with avocado mousse, topped with beets in a red wine mustard vinaigrette. LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE A guarded Stella Blue recipe with goat cheese, parmesan, asiago and loccateli cheese. ISLAND GRILL FRESH FISH Choose your fish and how you want it cooked... grilled, sautéed, blackened or jerked. Then pick your sauce... mango beurre blanc, tropical fruit salsa or lemon nage! PORK MEDALLIONS Wrapped in apple wood bacon. Topped with caramelized apples, cavados cream sauce. Finished with a cherry balsamic glaze.

INSIDER TIP Island Grill can also cater your private party or event... just call them for details!

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Island Grill offers a little slice of the Caribbean, from the playful décor to the exciting food

Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $13-$26 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, M, AE, D « On-Site Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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LA VERANDAH A truly Victorian experience with truly tasty food Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? Located in the wonderful historic Hotel Alcott (page 342), off Beach Avenue.

Some Menu Highlights

WHY SHOULD I GO? La Verandah is a superb three-star restaurant located in Cape May’s second oldest hotel, an Italianate-bracketed villa that has been beautifully renovated, but not at the expense of its Victorian charm. The cascading vines on the front porch, swaying in a gentle Atlantic breeze, beckon you inside a high-ceilinged dining room. Soft, natural light dances across the French doors, hardwood floors, and palm plants of this clean, sleek space, home to a magnificent wide-hanging staircase that is one of the earliest of its kind in the country. If you like to dine al fresco, choose a cozy table on the front verandah to enjoy the calming sights and sounds of a summer evening while dining on French influenced cuisine. South Jersey magazine awarded this kitchen the esteemed Golden Fork award, recognizing dining rooms and menus that “stand out” from among the “finest restaurants across South Jersey.” La Verandah also offers private dining for groups of eight and more in a lush inner garden, where a bubbling fountain, chirping birds and soft tunes provide the background for great cuisine and company.

ROMANO CRUSTED SCALLOPS FLAMBÉ Pan-seared with cognac and served in a fennel vermouth sauce. SALMON VICTORIA Fillet of salmon encrusted with potato and seared crisp, served with sautéed spinach and sweet corail sauce. PETITE FILET Grilled filet of beef served with potatoes au gratin finished with port wine demi and shiitake mushrooms. IMPERIAL SEAFOOD GALETTE A tantalizing crab and lobster cake with an asparagus and haricot vert sauté, finished with a whole grain mustard sauce. CHICKEN DI PARMA Breast of chicken stuffed with prosciutto, provolone and artichoke hearts with a white wine lemon caper sauce over sautéed arugula.

INSIDER TIP According to The Knot magazine, and countless Victorian-minded brides, this is the perfect venue for an elegant wedding by the sea.

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South Jersey magazine thinks this is one of South Jersey’s finest restaurants.... and you will, too. This is French-inspired cuisine at its best.

Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $19-$32 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, M, AE « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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LUCKY BONES The first place in Cape May that combines pizza and wine (thank the food gods for that) WHERE IS IT? On your left as you cross the harbor bridge into town.

Some Menu Highlights

WHY SHOULD I GO? Lucky Bones was opened in 2006 by the Craig family, who run the Washington Inn, a fine dining institution, and Cape May Winery. The Craigs wanted Lucky Bones to be something different — a place where you could eat well, in a casual atmosphere. A place where you could get a slice of pizza and a glass of wine. Brothers David and Michael spent four months taste-testing pies all over New England (1,000 in total), before purchasing a brick oven. They labored over every decision, from the restaurant’s name (ask your server what it means!) to the type of glassware served at the bar. Most importantly, they wanted the menu to be just right, “bar food but better.” The restaurant is now famous for its ability to serve consistently excellent food — and for its lively bar scene. From 11am to midnight, customers have the option to graze at the bar, while choosing from a wide selection of tapasstyle appetizers. Or, in the dining room, they can opt for a more traditional meal of meat, poultry, fish, an imaginative salad or, of course, pizza And if you’re on the go, call (609)884-TO-GO for curbside pickup.

CAPE MAY SCALLOPS WRAPPED IN BACON With a horseradishbeet cream. BABY BACK RIBS With tangy chipotle barbeque sauce. ROCKET SALAD Fresh arugula, olives, brick ovenroasted vegetables, shaved fennel, fresh mozzarella, creamy vinaigrette. THIN-CRUST BRICK OVEN PIZZA Eight flavors, all great. LUCKY BONES BURGER Grilled 10 oz choice ground beef. CUBAN SPICERUBBED PORK CHOP Legendary sauce, with whipped sweet potatoes, red wine jus. FAMOUS MUSSELS IN GORGONZOLA BASIL-TOMATO SAUCE With bucatini, grilled bread. CAPE MAY VINEYARD CLAMS Fusilli, chopped clams, tossed with olive oil, garlic-herb butter, dry white wine.

INSIDER TIP Pick up a copy of the beautiful 256-page book, The Essential Lucky Bones Cookbook. It’s packed with recipes, tips, great photos, and stories.

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At Lucky Bones you will feel comfortable and catered to, whether you’re eating with the whole family, with a group of friends, or having an intimate dinner for two

Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $6-$22 « Full Bar « No Reservations « Handicap Accessible « V, MC, AE, D « On-Site Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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MAD BATTER Food and atmosphere so inviting, you’d be mad not to try it... Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? Just half a block from the beach and the Washington Street Mall on gorgeous Jackson Street, in the Carroll Villa Hotel (see page 338).

Some Menu Highlights ORANGE & ALMOND FRENCH TOAST A rich batter of heavy cream, eggs, fresh orange juice and almonds.

WHY SHOULD I GO? The Mad Batter building was erected in 1882 as a beautiful seaside retreat house for families. When Harry Kulkowitz found himself playing poker there, nearly 100 years later, he recognized the restaurant potential of the space, with its sweeping front porch. Harry, a resourceful man who was responsible for locating German troops by listening to the enemy’s radio transmissions during World War II, scoured junk yards for kitchen equipment, built a garden terrace, added skylights, and hung a yellow-and-white awning over the front porch, where visitors and locals have been enjoying great food ever since. (The Mad Batter has been voted Best Brunch by both New Jersey Monthly magazine and CapeMay.com.) The restaurant also hosts art exhibits and live music nights, hangs the artwork of local artists, and serves as a venue for social organizations. Now you can feel even better about being a Mad Batter groupie — they installed solar panels, and the bar is made of recycled glass, shell and concrete. The only carpeting in the building is corn carpet, and the dishwasher saves 25,000 gallons of water per year.

CHESAPEAKE BAY BENEDICT Poached eggs on a toasted English muffin with jumbo lump crabmeat and caper hollandaise. WALDORF CHICKEN CROISSANT Chicken, apples, grapes, walnuts, celery, red onion tossed in a creamy Waldorf dressing on a croissant. MAD BATTER CRAB CAKES Two of the restaurant’s championship super lump crab cakes with three-cheese macaroni, tomato coulis, and remoulade. APPLE SALAD Romaine and radicchio with Granny Smith apple, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, crumbled bleu cheese, cranberry vinaigrette.

INSIDER TIP Take advantage of their daily happy hour specials, featuring a good selection of wines, cold beers on tap, and a great martini list.

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As if the front porch overlooking beautiful Jackson Street weren’t enough of a draw, the food here is mouth-watering... especially the breakfasts (witness the lines in summer)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $19-$30 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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THE MAGNOLIA ROOM AT THE CHALFONTE HOTEL At Cape May’s oldest grand hotel, the secrets stored in the kitchen inspire the best home-cooked food Some Menu Highlights DOT’S SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN There’s no other fried chicken like it! MISS HELEN’S CRAB CAKES Crabmeat held together with fresh herbs and Miss Helen’s secret sauce. LUCILLE’S CLAM CHOWDER Probably the tastiest clam chowder ever. CHALFONTE CORN PUDDING One taste and you'll think you're in the Deep South.

WHERE IS IT? In the magnificent Chalfonte Hotel (see page 340) on Howard Street, two short blocks from the ocean, in the middle of the Historic District. WHY SHOULD I GO? When Southern chef Helen Dickerson was running the Magnolia Room kitchen, which she did for more than 70 years, she expected nothing but good old-fashioned Southern manners from her crew. Her daughters, Dot Burton and Lucille Thompson, who have been running the kitchen for the past 50-odd years (and cooking in it for 75 years!), are just as attached to their family's roots, when it comes to both their manners and their cooking. Craig LaBan of The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, “Any time you get a chance to have an 80-plus-yearold Southern chef cook for you, do it. Make that two 80-plus-year-old chefs with a century-old chicken-frying pan, and it’s worth changing your plans.” Dot started working at the hotel when she was nine, washing sand from the bathing suits of guests. Now, she handles the huge cast-iron skillets, in which she prepares the Southern fried chicken the restaurant is so famous for. The secret is in the addition of thickly sliced onions. It’s a trick that must work, because the dish was named one of the 10 best in the country by USA Today. The restaurant regularly receives national acclaim, with features on the Discovery Channel’s Home Matters and on the Food Network’s Tyler’s Ultimate.

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SEA SCALLOPS Broiled scallops with lemon, garlic and white wine. OVEN-ROASTED TURKEY Home-style bread stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. SHRIMP SCAMPI Jumbo shrimp sautéed in garlic, white wine and butter, served over herb rice.

INSIDER TIP You can either eat inside the Magnolia Room, a casual-but-elegant space in the old Cape May style, or dine on the charming veranda. There’s nothing more Southern than spending the night in a rocking chair outside the Chalfonte. Wherever you choose to dine, stop by the King Edward bar, a classic little watering hole, to kick off your evening.

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PRIME RIB AU JUS The classic dish is in good hands at the Magnolia Room — tasty, tender, and irresistible.

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Irresistible classic Southern food that’s received national acclaim, particularly the famous Southern fried chicken, enjoyed in a magnificent old hotel that’s the epitome of old-style relaxation. Be here now!

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $10-$34 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, M, AE, D « No Parking « No Takeout « Kids' Menu


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MARIE NICOLE’S Just across the bridge from Cape May, an inviting, relaxing evening of wonderful food awaits you WHERE IS IT? Over the charming little bridge as you enter Wildwood Crest.

Some Menu Highlights

WHY SHOULD I GO? Those who go over the bridge usually do so to enjoy the classic Americana of the Wildwood boardwalk. But Marie Nicole’s offers a different experience... it’s the ideal location to enjoy a delicious meal in a relaxed and sophisticated environment. Begin with a cocktail at the cozy bar. Try an appetizer from the new bar menu or perhaps a lobster and crab martini from the raw bar. Although the space at Marie Nicole’s is intimate, you never feel crowded or rushed. As for the menu, it’s an expertly arranged interplay of colors, flavors and textures. The shrimp tempura is a popular appetizer — plump, crunchy crustaceans in a crisp batter with black bean beurre blanc. Or there’s lobster quesadilla with toasted corn salsa. When it comes to entrées, you may have difficulty choosing from the array of fresh seafood, prime meats and pasta. The sesame-encrusted ahi tuna with cucumber and seaweed salad and ginger-soy dipping sauce is a favorite. Save room for any one of their homemade desserts — all to die for! Marie Nicole’s was voted Best of the Shore by Philadelphia and South Jersey magazines and is proud to accept the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the past eight years. There’s a great selection of wines at various price points.

PENNE GORGONZOLA Penne pasta, jumbo lump crabmeat, crispy prosciutto, sweet peas, gorgonzola cream sauce. PEACH SALAD Sliced peaches, baby spinach, gorgonzola, candied walnuts and poppy seed vinaigrette. LOBSTER QUESADILLA Roasted lobster meat, sautéed spinach and tomatoes, caramelized onions, Monterey jack, topped with toasted corn salsa. BLACK ANGUS FILET MIGNON Wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon, Yukon Gold whipped potatoes, grilled portabella and port wine reduction. GRILLED NEW ZEALAND RACK OF LAMB Sautéed baby spinach, bacon hash, Merlot reduction. SEAFOOD RISOTTO Fresh lobster, jumbo lump crabmeat, shrimp and clams, andoullie sausage, fresh herbs, white wine garlic sauce.

INSIDER TIP Enjoy the patio if the weather is nice. Marie Nicole’s also offer a late-night menu, desserts and cocktails until midnight.

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Begin your evening with a professionally prepared cocktail at the cozy bar. And then let the feast begin! Marie Nicole’s was voted Best of the Shore by Philadelphia magazine and has, for the last eight years, received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $19-$44 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, M, AE, D « Onsite Parking « No Takeout « Kids' Menu


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MARTINI BEACH Because fun and sophistication CAN go hand-in-hand... here’s the proof WHERE IS IT? Located on the corner

Some Menu Highlights

of Beach and Decatur, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

SEAFOOD PAELLA Spanish short grain saffron rice, lobster tail, scallops, shrimp, clams, and mussels. SUSHI TUNA PIZZA Ahi marinated in soy and sesame, atop sushi rice cake with sriracha mayo, green onion, toasted sesame. FESENJAN PERSIAN CHICKEN Marinated organic breast, walnutpomegranate sauce, basmati rice, roasted root vegetables. MOROCCAN CHICKEN SKEWERS Dark meat marinated in a Moroccan blend of spices, lemon, and olive oil; grilled. DUCK & VEGETABLE SAMOSAS Stuffed turnovers with Indian spices, roast duck, vegetables with onion and mint chutneys. SEARED JUMBO SCALLOPS Cape May scallops, rice fettuccini with light saffron cardamom sauce. BONELESS SHORT RIB OF BEEF Unctuous and soft short rib steak, super slow-cooked sous-vide, baby spinach, Korean fried rice.

WHY SHOULD I GO? In a nutshell: the food, the drinks, and the atmosphere. Here are the details... 1. Chef John Siuta’s award-winning food is not only delicious but interesting. He has traveled and cooked across Europe, South Asia, North Africa, and South America in search of unique flavors to share with the rest of us. Prepared in large and small plates, with expert technique and noticeable creativity, Martini Beach’s menu is well worth your time. 2. Great food aside, Martini Beach is also loved for its custom cocktails and enthusiastic bar scene. Since happy people make for good drinking buddies, you don’t have to fear showing up alone — you’re bound to make friends. 3. The atmosphere is sophisticated but not stuffy, more fun than formal. The live music is mainly jazz (the cool kind) and the views of Cape May Beach are beautiful. INSIDER TIP We recommend treating your dinner at Martini Beach as a social night out. Order from the tapas menu to try as many things as you can. Have a few cocktails, share some food or sangria, and spend some quality time together. It’s not only fine dining — it’s FUN dining.

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With fabulous food, delicious cocktails and a location to die for, this sexy little nook fits your every dining desire. It’s a perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a fun, group night out.

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $22-$36 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Not Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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MERION INN In the middle of the Historic District, a classic, beautiful bar, great food and world-class music Some Menu Highlights MARKET SALAD Seasonal veggies from local farms. CHESAPEAKE BAY OYSTERS Breaded and fried to order with spicy jalapeño rémoulade. YELLOWFIN TUNA Wasabi mashed and spicy Asian slaw. LOCAL SCALLOPS AND CATCH OF THE DAY Changes weekly. Something that never changes? The quality of the dish. CRAB CAKE DUET One Maryland-style and one deviled. FILET MIGNON, NY STRIP, PRIME RIB Served au poivre, blackened, roquefort or scampi-style... it’s your choice!

WHERE IS IT? In the heart of the Historic District, a block from Cape May’s beach and the mall. WHY SHOULD I GO? This 1885 classic Cape May seafood and steak house offers live piano music nightly and features ever-changing regional and seasonal specialties as well as Merion classics such as stuffed lobster tail, two kinds of crab cakes and that most decadent of comfort foods — the Merion potato cup. The restaurant has a strong, multi-generational following among locals and long-time summer visitors. Newcomers discovering this gem for the first time and those “coming home” to the Merion are drawn by its well-executed menu offerings, dress-up or dress-down relaxed ambiance, cozy candlelit dining rooms, climate-controlled outdoor patio and elegant turnof-the-century bar — the oldest in Cape May, and the best place to get a martini, says Philadelphia magazine. In addition to classic cocktails, the Merion offers a reasonably-priced and varied wine list. And although the late, great George Mesterhazy is no longer the Merion’s house pianist, his legacy is celebrated by a roster of great jazz musicians who hold forth every night during the season.

FOR VEGETARIANS Grilled veggies, feta and Israeli couscous; grilled portobello with spinach and melted manchego. $16.95 EXPRESS DINNER Scaled down entrée with salad/dessert.

INSIDER TIP Why should early birds get all the perks? The Merion Inn offers its prix fixe early bird menu to night owls too, in addition to a late-night café menu and post-theater bento box. The budget-stretching $16.95 Express Menu (a small-plates menu) is offered all night and features scaled-down portions of selected entrées and sandwiches with a small salad and dessert. There is free on-site parking and a children’s menu.

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Newcomers discovering this gem for the first time and those “coming home” are drawn by its well-executed menu, nightly live piano music, dress-up or dress-down relaxed ambiance, cozy candlelit dining rooms and turn-of-the-century bar.

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $17-market « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « On-Site Parking « No Takeout « Kids' Menu


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NORTH END AMERICAN GRILL Here is a place where you can truly kick back and relax... while enjoying good food and fun drinks Some Menu Highlights TEQUILAMARINATED FISH TACOS Chopped tomato, onion and avocado, apple-ginger slaw. ROASTED VEGGIE FLATBREAD Eggplant, zucchini, squash, rosemary, shredded mozzarella LOBSTER ROLL Potato roll, lobster, celery, onion, cucumber, dill-lemon mayo. BABY BACK RIBS Slow roasted BBQ, sweet potato fries, apple-ginger slaw. SEARED AHI TUNA Seaweed salad, mixed vegetables, honey-teriyaki.

WHERE IS IT? A 15-minute drive from Cape May, either up the Garden State Parkway or (preferably) over the charming Ocean Drive bridge, through the beautiful wetlands. WHY SHOULD I GO? North End American Grill is the new destination for food and fun in the heart of North Wildwood’s entertainment district. The North End was created as a place for laidback locals and vacationers to enjoy upscale bar food and American cuisine. The atmosphere is inviting, with ample space for large parties, a casual setting for families, and an energetic and lively nightlife with indoor and outdoor lounges. The showpiece of the North End is a 38-foot custom-built surfboard bar (the longest on the East Coast), shaped by local legend Brian Wynn. The entire restaurant, both inside and out, evokes the northern California surf atmosphere. That vibe continues on the outdoor patio, with a bar, custom-built bamboo benches and cozy seating. The patio is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and kick back with friends and family. There is a vast selection of beers and wines along with an elaborate menu of classic and signature cocktails made with fresh ingredients. Margaritas are a specialty! The menu satisfies everyone — from appetizers like fresh fish tacos and pulled pork sliders to mouthwatering sandwiches and entrées like BBQ Glazed Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Fried Rice and BaconWrapped Filet Mignon. Experience the laidback California Cool atmosphere “down the Shore”!

LOBSTER & SHRIMP FRA DIABLO Sautéed lobster, shrimp, spicy marinara. CHICKEN BRUSCHETTA Chicken breast with gorgonzola, topped with bruschetta and balsamic drizzle, garlic mash and sautéed spinach. MAXIMUS BURGER 8oz black angus beef, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, basil pesto and crispy proscuitto.

INSIDER TIP Happy Hour at North End is something that you don’t want to miss — daily from 4-7pm, enjoy $5-$6 appetizers and 50% off all beer, wine, and well drinks.

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Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $7-$25 « Full Bar « No Reservations « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « On-Site Parking « Takeout Available« Kids’ Menu


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PETER SHIELDS INN Fine American cuisine and oceanfront accommodations... voted an OpenTable ‘Top 100 Romantic Restaurant’ in America Some Menu Highlights JUMBO LUMP CRAB SALAD With smoked salmon, mache, toasted almonds, basil aioli. GRILLED CHIPOTLE GLAZED QUAIL Over truffle potato salad with deviled quail egg. PSI SURF AND TURF House-rubbed hangar steak and crab cake with truffle potato purée and grilled asparagus.

WHERE IS IT? On the eastern end of Beach Avenue. WHY SHOULD I GO? Maybe you’ve spent your afternoon fighting traffic in sweltering heat just to get here. Maybe you spent your beach day keeping your children from throwing sand. Maybe you need a vacation from your vacation. Peter Shields Inn and fine dining restaurant, a gorgeous Georgian revival, can be just that. In fact, a trip to Peter Shields is a vacation for all five of your senses... 1. Hear: As you eat, in one of five dining rooms or on the outside porch, you might hear ocean waves, or the distant laughter of beach goers. 2. See: Take in the beautifully renovated space, and its elegant, understated decor. Enjoy the natural light bouncing off the candle on your table in the sun room, the romance of the the bride’s dining area, or the sleek, sexy vibe of the zebra room. And take in the

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BRIOCHECRUSTED DOMESTIC LAMB RACK Roasted fingerlings and lamb jus.

magnificent ocean views, the perfect backdrop to a memorable dining experience. 3. Feel: Sink into an overstuffed pillow on a rocking chair, as the ocean breezes drift over you. Or feel the heat from the fireplace on a blustery winter day. 4. Smell: Get a whiff of the ocean air and freshly cut flowers that adorn your table before your food arrives. After that, you won’t be able to smell anything but the mouth-watering flavors of an award-winning chef. 5: Taste: You’ll have to experience for yourself...

POTATO-CRUSTED HALIBUT Chanterelles, potato gnocchi, spinach and roasted garlic aioli. WARM TOFFEE PUDDING Caramel and vanilla ice cream. BLUEBERRY AND COCONUT PANNA COTTA Mango purée and Grand Marnier cream.

INSIDER TIP Peter Shields isn’t just a summer favorite; it’s a wonderful place for a winter’s meal or getaway. The off-season is the perfect time to take in a sunset and sunrise over the ocean from one of the hotel’s nine guest rooms... this is one of the few places you can do both. Then retire in front of the cozy fireplace.

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LEMON TART Raspberry sorbet and fresh seasonal berries.

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This is one of the most romantic restaurants on the island; it’s a great place to fall in love... but it’s also a great place to fall in love with food. Whether you’re in the mood for tapas on the porch or an indulgent meal, you’re in the right spot.

Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $30-$50 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Not Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « Free Street Parking « Takeout Available « No Kids' Menu


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THE RED STORE Simple, locally grown food in a serene setting... this great little spot is a big reason to love a small town Some Menu Highlights FRESH-SQUEEZED VEGGIE/ FRUIT JUICES AND SMOOTHIES Made with produce that comes out of the ground and straight into your glass. HOUSE-MADE PRESERVES No artificial flavoring or preservatives here. FRESH-BAKED PASTRIES AND BREADS Michele Gras makes them all in-house.

WHERE IS IT? The Red Store is located in beautiful Cape May Point, one block from peaceful Lake Lilly. WHY SHOULD I GO? You could do your shopping at a faceless chain store... but where’s the fun in that? Browsing at The Red Store — which originally opened in the 1930s — is a pleasure, and a calming one at that. The building closed in 2004 due to flooding but, after an impressive renovation, it reopened in 2011, even more charming than before. There’s something wonderfully small-town about this European-style market, complete with homemade baked goods, good-for-you groceries, and “penny” candy. But it’s the restaurant, run by Lucas Manteca and his wife Deanna Ebner (they also run Stone Harbor’s acclaimed Quahog’s Seafood Shack) that is the best-kept secret in town. Or perhaps, USED to be... word is out that

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dining here — breakfast, lunch or dinner — is a very special experience. Indugle in an airy dining room or on the lush patio, where the soundtrack to your meal comes from chirping birds and rustling leaves. At night, white lights and candlelight amp up the ambiance. The dictated-by-season menu is as fresh as possible and as real as you’ll find... with vegetables coming from local farms and gardens. Pop over (by car or by bike) on your way to the nearby lighthouse, or order takeout before heading to Sunset Beach (a two-minute trip), or the kidfriendly Circle Park (a two-second trip). INSIDER TIP Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Don’t forget to make reservations for dinner (they fill up fast), and don’t forget about the chef’s tasting option.

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FARM-FRESH EGGS The quality of your eggs can make or break a breakfast, and these definitely do the former. GOURMET SALADS AND SANDWICHES Example: Grilled, house-made bread topped with avocado, arugala, delicate shaves of cheese, herb-infused mayo, and Jersey tomatos. SURFER BOWLS A deep rice bowl wifth seafood and veggies makes for a great lunch... whether you’ve just come out of the water or not. HOMEMADE SODAS Thirst-quenching and delightfully old school.


Linger over your meal on The Red Store’s sunny patio, or bike over on your way to the lighthouse for the smoothie of the day, made with local fruits or veggies

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $9-$28 « BYOB « Handicap Accessible « On-site Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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RUSTY NAIL Go ahead, let your hair down... this is beachfront dining at its coolest

Some Menu Highlights SIGNATURE BOARDWALK STYLE CONES Featuring conch fritters, fried clam stripes and Rusty Nail fries with a signature seafood spice. RAW BAR Featuring oysters, clams, lobster, shrimp, crab.

WHERE IS IT? Across the street from the beach. Just follow the surfers.

BAJA GRILLED FISH TACOS Grilled Mahi, corn, salsa, cheddar cheese, black beans, guacamole with cole slaw.

WHY SHOULD I GO? This place first made a name for itself in the ’70s, when lifeguards, surfers, and beautiful beach bunnies gathered around the wood bar that was rumored to be the longest in all of Cape May (a statistic confirmed by Exit Zero magazine). Today, it’s still the favorite bar/restaurant of sandy beach-goers; it’s the only one in town to actually discourage shoes. This popularity is due, in part, to the Nail’s draft beer, which is the coldest in town, a fact once again confirmed by Exit Zero in a cold beer test. It’s no wonder Travel & Leisure magazine named it one of America’s Top 10 Beach Bars. Something you should probably test out for yourself is the firepit, the only of its kind in South Jersey. Employees have said that when someone thinks to rest his or her beer on the edge of this pit, it’s a lot like the first girl to say yes to a dance — everyone wants in. For those who’d rather be inside, the live music is always pumping. If you’re looking for some kind of mind-numbingly loud electronic beat, you’re going to be sorely disappinted. This is the kind of mellow entertainment that makes for a mellow vibe — the kind you’ll want to leave only in order to check out the dolphins playing in the surf across the street.

THE NAIL BURGER Add cheddar, American, provolone, cooper sharp, blue cheese or spicy pepper jack. JERSEY STYLE LOBSTER HOAGIE Fresh lobster salad on a fresh-baked hoagie roll. JERSEY CLAM BAKE With 12 clams, six mussels, six shrimp, red skin potatoes, grilled corn and clam broth SIGNATURE COCKTAILS Including Beach Plum Farm Berry Mojito, Sandy Banana, Floatation Libation and so many more! NEW: CANINE CUISINE! This isn’t only a place where humans get to chill. This year, the Nail introduced a menu for dogs. There’s the Wrangler Roundup (lean ground turkey), the Surf Board (real chicken and carob) and even a Hot Diggity-Dog (minus the bun). They even have doggie beer — woof!

INSIDER TIP It’s a great place to wake up with a seaside breakfast — and children’s meals are served on a frisbee.

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The Rusty Nail’s laidback, surfer-style vibe is authentic — it’s not a marketing scheme. The people who come here really ARE beach people. Indoor spaces spill into outdoor seating, a sand bar, fire pit and shuffleboard. Young and old are invited in from the beach for live entertainment and The Rusty Nail’s beach blanket comfort food. You won’t want to leave...except, maybe, to get a closer look at the dolphins playing in the surf just across the street.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $10-$22 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, M, AE, D « On-Site Parking « Takeout « Kids' Menu


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SEASALT RESTAURANT Enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner with spectacular beachfront views Some Menu Highlights BLUE CRAB BISQUE With roasted corn and chives. FINE HERB MIXED GREEN SALAD Asparagus tips, bleu cheese and a limepepper vinaigrette. BEEF TENDERLOIN CARPACCIO With horseradish creme fraiche, micro green salad. RED SNAPPER AND SALMON ROE CEVICHE Chili-dusted tortilla chips. SCALLOP AU POIVRE Cauliflower purée, balsamic reduction.

WHERE IS IT? Appropriately, right across from the sea, on Beach Avenue at The Ocean Club Hotel (page 350). WHY SHOULD I GO? Not often does an establishment strive to look out of place, but that was the goal of SeaSalt’s proprietors. The plan, they said after opening in the summer of 2011, was to be the spot that makes passersby say, “This looks too modern for Cape May.” SeaSalt, with its black wood-and-granite tables, custom-made mother of pearl barfront, and river rock decor, is five stories of architectural sex appeal. It’s the place to be when you feel like a change from Victorian ambiance. Sipping on a cocktail underneath an umbrella on the outside terrace, enjoy the spectacular view (you’ll be so close to the water, you’ll smell the sea salt) and the unpretentious food (although the seafood menu

WHOLE GRILLED BRANZINO Served with a lemon butter sauce and vegetable succotash.

draws inspiration from Chef Rexhepi’s travels all over the world, he keeps it simple, saying, “I’m not doing molecular gastronomy”). Speaking of the chef, SeaSalt owner Nick Neza first saw Rexhepi on a cooking show, only to realize that the chef was a distant cousin of his. And then there’s the entertainment. After you’ve toured the turret-topped cottages and historical B&Bs of town, head to SeaSalt for a party that is anything but old-school. Local guitar players, jazz trios, salsa bands, and DJs all contribute to a vibe that’s equal parts New York and South Beach.

SKATE MILANESE Heirloom tomato salad, 25-year-old balsamic. SWORDFISH PUTTANESCA Grilled asparagus, white anchovy. 28-DAY AGED RIB EYE Red wine reduction, grilled ramps.

INSIDER TIP Ask about the Tiki Bar lunch service available on the beach and on their patio! Large party? Opt for a chef’s tasting of six courses, served family style at a table fit for a king; made of mesquite wood, it took 10 people just to carry it into the building.

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At SeaSalt you can enjoy a spectacular breakfast and dinner — with a view to match, either inside or on the deck. If you need a break from bronzing on the beach, simply walk across the street to SeaSalt’s poolside tiki bar, which serves lunch and, in the evening, transforms into a Cape May hotspot, complete with a mother-of-pearl bar, live music, and the option of indulging in a delicious chef’s tasting.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $8-$20 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, M, AE « On-Site Parking « Takeout « Kids' Menu


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TISHA’S The place where change is the only constant. That, and superb food, of course. Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? Smack-dab in the middle of the Washington Street Mall.

Some Menu Highlights

WHY SHOULD I GO? We’re a big fan of risk-takers, so owner/chef Paul Negro is okay by us. For starters, he’s not afraid to completely change the direction of his life. At the age of 23, Paul was working as a mechanic in South Philadelphia. But a talent for cooking — and the passion to match — pushed him to pursue a culinary career instead. One bite of his clam chowder and you’ll know — Paul has not misjudged his calling. And Paul doesn’t play it safe with his menu, either. Many chefs, when they come across a winning formula, will avoid making too many (if any) alterations. That doesn’t happen at Tisha’s. Here, daily specials come and go, well, daily, while the more “established” items hang around for no more than a month. Every dish is influenced by the season — this, Paul says, allows plenty of opportunities to showcase all that can be done with new American food, full of Italian accents. Something else we love about Tisha’s: many of the dishes are still made using the cookbooks of Paul’s mom, for whom the restaurant is named. Which means they’re made with love. And that’s always the most important ingredient.

LOBSTER BISQUE A delicious, perfectly seasoned soup. CAJUN-FRIED OYSTERS Hand-breaded in Cajun panko, on baby greens, with pepper cream. LOBSTER RISOTTO With sautéed lobster tail. BBQ BUTTERED SHRIMP Sautéed shrimp on toast rounds with BBQ butter sauce, finished with fontina cheese. TUSCAN-GRILLED CHICKEN AND SHRIMP Boneless chicken and jumbo shrimp marinated in olive oil, ginger, garlic and cilantro, rolled in a panko crust and grilled, set on garlic-mashed red skins and drizzled with cilantro oil. THAI SALMON Seasoned and grilled to your liking, finished with jumbo shrimp and sugar snap peas, sautéed in a sweet and spicy Thai lime sauce.

INSIDER TIP For an especially romantic evening, dine by candlelight on the restaurant’s outdoor patio. Just make sure you make a reservation ahead of time.

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The food is New American with a strong Italian influence. Enjoy great pasta, as well as blackened and grilled fish dishes, paired with intriguing sauces. Another favorite is veal au poivre.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $18-$35 « BYOB « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout (B & L) « No Kids' Menu


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UGLY MUG If you really want to experience Cape May, make it a point to show your own mug (ugly or otherwise) at the Mug WHERE IS IT? In the heart of the charming Washington Street Mall.

Some Menu Highlights

WHY SHOULD I GO? The Mug isn’t just a bar and restaurant that's been around for over half a century; it’s a genuine local legend. From the ceiling hang mugs that are turned to face the sea when their respective Mug-loving owners pass on. Then there’s the famous Froth-Blowing Contest that’s been held since 1954. Whoever blows the most froth out of the glass wins a trophy — and, of course, serious bragging rights. The Mug is not only a classic, traditional bar — it’s a full-service family-friendly restaurant, too, offering a selection of appetizers, sandwiches and entrées which you may enjoy in three different ways... 1. Nestle into the cozy wooden booths that now occupy both dining rooms in the Mug — perfect for a more intimate eating experience. 2. Position yourself on one of the bar stools, and partake in the hottest dining movement of the moment — eating at the bar, while either catching up with the sports news on one of the flat-screen TVs, or conversing with the friendly bartenders. 3. Seat yourself at an outdoor table on the patio overlooking the bustling Washington Street Mall, which is the ultimate people-watching spot in the city.

GRILLED CRAB CAKES They’re among the best in town.

INSIDER TIP The corned beef and pastrami used by the Mug in their signature sandwiches come from the world-famous Carnegie Deli in Manhattan. And the locally made crab cakes, from Chef Gary Romberger’s Cape May Crab Factory, are among the best in town.

OCEAN BURGER With shrimp salad and sharp cheese.

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HANDMADE BURGERS With a variety of toppings. GRILLED PANINI SANDWICHES There’s always a great selection. CRAB MUG In a casserole, broiled, topped with cheese. CHEESESTEAKS The South Philly classic, done right. CHILI CHEESE DOG Served with pickle and chips – does anything go better with a cold beer? CORNED BEEF SANDWICH Topped with coleslaw and Russian dressing. FRIED CRAB PATTY SANDWICH Actually, this goes pretty well with a cold beer, too!

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Some bars try to be authentic, and some bars will spend lots of money to LOOK authentic, then there are places that really ARE authentic. It takes decades for that kind of look to be achieved, or in the case of the Ugly Mug, more than half a century.

Lunch, Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $12-$25 « Full Bar « No Reservations « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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UNION PARK DINING ROOM Elegant ambience, great food, spectacular beachfront setting... this is romance personified Some Menu Highlights OYSTERS Half-dozen Cape May salts, chili lime, cocktail sauces. FOIE GRAS Seared, apple walnut bread, poached apples, balsamic syrup. SEAFOOD PLATEAU Lobster, shrimp, mussels, crab, oysters. TARTARE TRIO Steak, salmon, tuna, crème fraiche, toast.

WHERE IS IT? In the historic Hotel Macomber, on the corner of Beach Avenue and Howard Street. WHY SHOULD I GO? After a long day on the beach, you’re feeling relaxed and refreshed. Sunkissed, you’re looking pretty good, too, and so is your significant other. The two of you take one last dip in the water, one more deep breath of ocean air, and head home to shake off the sand. Watching the sun sink lower in the sky, you decide to open a bottle of wine. That’s when you realize — you’ve been so caught up flirting with one another, you didn’t notice it’s dinner time, and you’re hungry. Wanting to keep this romantic evening going, you stick a cork in that bottle of wine and bring it with you to a romantic restaurant — Union Park was included in NJ.com’s “Most Romantic” list three times. Your table is ready when you arrive, but you decide to enjoy another glass of wine in the rocking chairs of the front porch before you head in. You’re too busy holding hands and stealing the occasional kiss on the cheek to notice that the sky is now a

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KOBE BEEF BURGER Boursin cheese, caramelized onions, fingerlings, chipotle ketchup.

kaleidoscope of vibrant pinks and oranges. Once inside the dining room, your heart skips a beat. You’re being led to a candlelit table with an ocean view, or to a cozy spot in front of the fireplace. Your server is unobtrusive, allowing you to enjoy this rare evening away from kids and work, but attentive enough to make you feel as though you’re the only customers in the room. Union Park is available for both casual and elegant parties, receptions, special occasion dinners and complete weddings. Their facility can host groups up to 125 people, depending on the type of reception you desire. Book the entire restaurant, for the ultimate beach wedding, or just one of their three private rooms available for groups of eight to 45 guests. It’s BYOB, though local wine is available.

SHRIMP AND SCALLOPS Cucumber noodle pad Thai, ginger lime cream, smoked soy. COLORADO LAMB Whipped potato, caponata, merguez sausage, garlic rosemary au jus. FILET MIGNON Whipped potato, dolce gorgonzola, caramelized onions, au poivre sauce

INSIDER TIP In season, Union Park has fabulous outdoor seating, offering some of the best views of the beach and the Cape May promenade. And be sure to check out their other restaurant, Pacific Grill in Wildwood.

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Pacific Grill, Wildwood

Union Park Dining Room offers one of the finest dining experiences in Cape May. From the romantic ambience and excellent service to private dining rooms and world-class food, Union Park is the place to be for every occasion.

Dinner Only « Price Of Entrées: $18-$35 « BYOB « Booking A Table Advised « Not Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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WASHINGTON INN & THE WINE BAR A place that’s rich in history, a menu that is rich in flavor, and home of the largest wine cellar in South Jersey WHERE IS IT? On beautiful, tree-lined Washington Street.

Some Menu Highlights

WHY SHOULD I GO? When Toby and Rona Craig, both educators, decided to move to Cape May to open a restaurant with very little experience, people called them crazy. But what started, in the late 1970s, as a simple tea room serving dinner between 5pm and 8pm became one of Cape May’s finest fine dining destinations. Guests come not only for the highlyacclaimed food, but to eat at a cozy fireside table, or on one of the restaurant’s airy summer patios. And then there's the wine. There are more than 10,000 bottles to choose from, all of them hand-selected by Michael Craig, making it the largest wine cellar in South Jersey. If you have trouble choosing, ask the sommelier for direction. Or seek out Marty Santry, who is everything an oldfashioned bartender should be. More recently, the Washington Inn added yet another reason for visiting the converted plantation house — they added a cool-but-cozy wine bar serving wine-tasting flights, wines by the glass, and a small plates menu. This is the perfect solution for those of you who always want what the other person is eating, or drinking. And for a delicious, and local, spin on a cockail, try one made with beach plums grown by the Craig family at their Cape May Winery (see page 180).

ESCARGOT With sweet poached garlic, tomato, fennel, orange zest. INTERNATIONAL CHEESE PLATE Queso Mahon, Roaring Forties Blues Tasmanian Cow’s milk, Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog, Chimay Grand Cru. FENNEL-DUSTED CAPE MAY SCALLOPS Parmigiano risotto, sundried tomato vinaigrette. HERB-CRUSTED NEW ZEALAND LAMB Red bliss potatoes, oven-roasted Roma tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese. VEGETARIAN RISOTTO Roasted vegetables, parmigiano, EVOO, balsamic drizzle. HAWAIIAN SNAPPER White corn, lobster mushroom succotash, seafood butter. THE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TOWER Rich chocolate mousse surrounded by a dark chocolate lattice, with seasonal berries and topped with fresh whipped cream.

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The Washington Inn is an unforgettable experience in an unforgettable environment. Enjoy wonderful food and the largest wine cellar in South Jersey — there are around 10,000 bottles. Start your night with a drink at the charming bar, which exudes old-style charm.

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COMPANY NAME ALEATHEA’S

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SALMON BRUSCHETTA Broiled salmon on quinoa with sautéed spinach topped with feta bruschetta and port reduction. GROUPER OREGANATA With plum tomato, crab vin blanc and frizzled leeks. PAN-SEARED FILET Thai chili infused demi glace and onion fritters.

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COMPANY NAME AVALON COFFEE

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WHERE IS IT? On Gurney Street, a halfblock from the beach. WHERE IS IT?

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MICRO-ROASTED RUBBER DUCKIES COFFEES Their mascot, and Imported fromMore all claim to fame! over the world. than 45 different kinds, SPECIALTY from well-dressed COFFEE bath buddies, to gentle DRINKS giants. Espressos, cappuccinos, different kinds,café from lattes. well-dressed bath FROZEN buddies, toCOFFEE gentle DRINKS giants. Cool cappuccinos, mochaccinos, caramel lattes. OLD-WORLD HANDROLLED BAGELS The best kind! NEUFCHATEL CREAM CHEESE Lighter, more flavor. BAKERY GOODS Muffins, croissants, scones, crumb cake, cookies, sticky buns, cinnamon sticks, Danish pastries. BREAKFAST SANDWICHES Two eggs and cheese with bacon, sausage, ham or pork roll. SPECIALTY SANDWICHES Waldorf chicken salad, tuna salad, Shore Famous turkey, chicken breast, egg salad, lox. FAMED SMOOTHIES You’ll love them! CATERING TRAYS AVAILABLE

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COMPANY NAME AXELSSON’S BLUE CLAW

Two nice sentences say lovelyreputation things, both for withfine a period after this them.is one special place! A classic bar andthat a 33-year dining... Some store highlights OYSTERS SUPREME RUBBER DUCKIES Fresh Delaware Their mascot, and Bay topped claimoysters to fame! More with jumbo lump than 45 different kinds, crabmeat, supreme from well-dressed sauce and finished bath buddies, to gentle with Swiss and giants. Swedish cheese. different kinds, from BLUE CLAW well-dressed bath CRAB CAKES buddies,lump to gentle Jumbo crabmeat, sautéed, giants. served with a choron sauce.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin WHY SHOULD I GO? As a commercial pilot, Kurt Axelsson spent a great deal of time traveling — and eating — and relax your mind. And then there are the his way through Europe. He and his wife were so inspired by the food and architecture of the restaurants they superb Cape May Blends. You can choose sampled overseas, they decided, once back in Cape May, to open their own, and Axelsson's Blue Claw was born. from 120 options and have it made right in front of you,haunts. whether it be lotion, bubble What started in 1980 as a simple crab shack has evolved into one of Cape May's most handsome seafood body oilfishing or whatever you are in the Diners have their choice of eating in either the Tall Ships Dining Room, which overlooks thebath, commercial mood for! fleet and oyster boats tied to a neighboring dock, or in the Clipper Ship Pub. In the former, a fireplace set the Be sure to ask the staff about their mood, while in the latter, guests will enjoy not only the beautiful woodworking of a classic bar, but weekly wine favorite products... they should know specials, draft beers, and drinks of the day. In both rooms, you'll meet friendly staff knowledgeable about local because notthe only do they sell their great ingredients they're serving. products, they use them, too! Check out the While Axelsson's is fine dining at it's, well, finest, it offers none of the stuffiness of other white linen facial products. They carry items for every skin (and type. delicious) Our favorite is the Honey Almond restaurants. Plus, Axelsson’s offers early dinner specials, half price raw bar items and an affordable Scrub Mask. pub menu. Bath Time is ready for your party favor INSIDER TIP Just because you want to watch the big game doesn't mean you have to nestle in needs. with a Whether plate of for a bridal or baby shower, wings at your typical sports bar. Take advantage of Axelsson's well-rounded menu and big-screen television. surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they

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WHERE IS IT? On Ocean Drive between Cape May and the Wildwood Crest toll bridge.

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FRESH CHILEAN SEA BASS EN PAPILLOTTE Fillet of Chilean sea bass in parchment, served with a tomato fondue hollandaise. FILET MIGNON Tender tournedos grilled, served with an artichoke bottom, filled with sauce bearnaise. IMPERIAL CRAB DEWEY Fresh jumbo lump crabmeat prepared for the discriminating palate, from a recipe developed years ago for Admiral Dewey.

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STRIP STEAK Choice New York strip steak, coated with a hickory and molasses dry rub and topped with sautéed shiitake mushrooms.


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COMPANY NAME BLISS HOMEMADE ORGANIC ICE CREAM

Two sentences lovelyon things, both with a period them. Whonice doesn’t lovethat icesay cream a hot summer day? after Now... let’s introduce you to some of the best stuff you will ever taste. Some store highlights ICE CREAM RUBBER DUCKIES Flavors change Their mascot, and with the seasons claim to fame! More and also with Mike than 45 different kinds, and Nicole’s moods from well-dressed (and they’re not the bath buddies, sulking types,tosogentle we’re giants. talking happy, positive flavors!). different kinds, from well-dressed COFFEE bath buddies,roasted, to gentle Locally fair-trade giants. and organic Harry and Beans coffee.

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WHERE IS IT? On Carpenter’s Lane, tucked behind the Washington Street Mall and also at 600SHOULD Park Boulevard WHY I GO? in West Cape May. CLEANLINESS base,may thishave natural WHY SHOULDisIhoney GO? You had some interesting flavors of ice cream before, but bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to getAnd started! have you ever tried organic Chicory Root? Or Lima Bean? sure, you’ve had Vanilla, but and relax your mind. And then there are the have you ever had Mike and Nicole’s homemade, organic Vanilla? If you answered no to superb Cape May Blends. You can choose any of the above, it’s about time you gave Bliss a try. from 120 options and have it made right in creamitisbe made by bubble hand — more specifically, Mike and Nicole’s hands. They frontAll ofthe you,ice whether lotion, bath,the body oil orof whatever areMay, in the are owners Bliss in you Cape as well as Bliss Homemade Organic Ice Cream in mood for! May, where all the ice cream is made. And there’s so much more than ice West Cape Be sure to ask the staff about their cream at Bliss. Pour some homemade almond milk into a cup of locally roasted coffee, favorite products... they should know which pairs because not excellently only do theywith sell the theirscones, great muffins, and other baked goods. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more substantial, products, they use them, too! Check out the homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches are ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? made daily fromThey fresh, local ingredients. facial products. carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond INSIDER TIP If you’re not sure what flavors to try, don’t take our advice — ask the couple’s Scrub Mask. three daughters. Sage, for whoyour is six, saysfavor her favorite flavor is “all of them”. Hudson, three, loves Bath Time is ready party chocolate, but will eat whatever’s in the freezer. Aria, who had her first birthday in March, has needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, Time h they love that organic Vanilla. surprise birthday or of golden they enjoyed a sampling everyanniversary, flavor so. As for MikeBATH and Nicole,

GREEN POWER SMOOTHIE Made with a combination of greens and fresh fruit, this is packed with taste, AND vitamins. VEGAN ICE CREAM A wide range of flavors, all of them made with coconut milk, which is as healthy as it is delicious. LEMON BASIL MINT SORBET A light, refreshing flavor for hot summer days. SANDWICHES Delicious organic sandwiches made on locally baked bread. GAZPACHO SOUP A cold, refreshing tomato soup will serve you well on a hot summer’s day.

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COMPANY NAME BOILER ROOM

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WHERE IS IT? In the lower level of Congress Hall, CapeISMay’s WHERE IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. grand old beachfront hotel. WHY SHOULD I GO? The nightclub at Congress HallSHOULD has the I GO? WHY flavor of a Manhattan hotspot. The bar and tables are stainlessis honey base, this natural CLEANLINESS bubbling baththe will help soothe your skin steel and are illuminated with dark red lamps. The walls are andtry relax mind. And then there are the original exposed brick. If you want a cozier space, theyour couches superb Cape May Blends. You can choose and low tables around the corner from the bar. from 120 options and have it made right in But The Boiler Room doesn’t just look good.front It has ofthe you, whether it be lotion, bubble quality sounds to match. Throughout the seasonbath, you’ll findoil more body or whatever you are in the mood for! than enough reasons to dance the night away, with top-shelf sure to ask the staff about their entertainers providing live blues, swing and vintage Be rock. favorite products... they should know That’s just the beginning, however. Karaoke is back, with because not only do they sell their great sessions for both kids (early) then the grown-ups (into thethey night). products, use them, too! Check out the Ten flat-screen TV monitors throughout the room make sure that facial products. They carry items for every skinunbeatable, type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond no one misses any of the action. The cocktails are Scrub from Mask.Cape and the daily drink specials feature fresh ingredients Bath Time is ready for your party favor Resorts’ Beach Plum Farm.

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PORCO AZUL Cachaca, Cedilla, blueberries, fresh ginger and lime. RUBLE Coconut rum and pineapple juice, orange garnish.

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COMPANY NAME THE BROWN ROOM

Two nice sentences thatLiving say lovely things,Cape both with a period This is Cape May’s Room. May’s very after sexy,them. deeply cozy living room. Some store highlights CONGRESSIONAL RUBBER DUCKIES WHITE COSMO Their mascot, and Absolut Citron claim toCointreau, fame! More Vodka, than 45 different white cranberrykinds, and from well-dressed fresh lime juice. bath buddies, to gentle BLUE PIG MARTINI giants. Been a house favorite for years different kinds, from— Hpnotiq, Ketel well-dressed bathOne vodka and pineapple buddies, to gentle juice. giants. CUCUMBER-MINT GIN AND TONIC Beach Plum Farm cucumbers and mint muddled together with Hendrick’s gin and a splash of tonic.

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WHY SHOULD GO? WHERE IS IT? Housed in Congress Hall, Cape May’sImagnificent landmark hotel.

CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural WHY SHOULD I GO? The Brown Room is called May’s livingyour room, but let’s be today to get started! bubbling bathCape will help soothe skin mind. And then therewhere are the very clear. When we say “living room,”and werelax don’tyour mean the kind of space you zone superb Cape in May Blends. You living can choose out in front of a bad sitcom on a La-Z-Boy recliner your PJs. This room is far from 120 options and have it made right in too sexy for all that. Sure, it’s a comfortable space, just like a living room should be. The front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble cushy brown sofas are a delightful place to rest bones a long bath, bodyyour oil orweary whatever youafter are in the day, the roaring fireplace lends a cozy feel in cooler months, and the stocked bookshelves entice mood for! Be surewalls, to askthe theantique staff about their and the you to relax with a good read. But the chocolate paintings, favorite products... they should know tiger-print carpeting, especially when paired with a marble and dark wood bar, make for because not only do they sell their great an energy that’s anything but La-Z-boy. There’s no television in this living room; just good products, they use them, too! Check out the ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? conversation, good company, and skilled bartenders take careitems of allfor theevery rest. facial products. to They carry type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond INSIDER TIP The Brown Room is theskin frequent venue of acoustic guitar and piano Scrub Mask. players. Order food from the bar’s small bites menu the music Bath Time iswhile readyyou for enjoy your party favor or, if you’re in the mood for something heartier, order from the adjoining Blue Pig Tavern (see needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, BATH Time h surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they page 86).

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COMPANY CAPE MAYNAME BAKERS

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Cape BakersI GO? have been serving fine WHYMay SHOULD CLEANLINESS is honey base, thisdesserts natural pastries, hearth-baked wholegrain breads and decadent bubbling bath will help soothe yourfor skina treat since 1980. It’s the perfect pit stop, whether you’re looking and relax your mind. then the to start your day, at lunchtime between beachAnd naps, orthere at theare end of superb Cape May Blends. You can choose an afternoon of mall-strolling. And whether you crave healthy cuisine from 120 options and have it made right in or want to be tempted by a decadent treat (and who doesn’t?), front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble Cape May Bakers have the solution, a diverse selection bath, body oilfeaturing or whatever you are in the of mood for! pastries to American favorites baked goods, from European-style Be savory? sure to ask thenot staff aboutone theirof the In the mood for something Why sample favorite products... they should know daily lunch items, including quiche, stuffed breads, pasta salads, because not only do they sell their great soups and veggie tarts. All of theirthey recipes are vegetarian and many products, use them, too! Check out the are vegan. And ALL items are products. preparedThey freshcarry dailyitems inhouse. facial for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond INSIDER TIP Customized cakes can be created for any occasion; Scrub Mask. Victorian and beach-themedBath weddings theirforspecialty. Allfavor the Time isare ready your party artwork is hand-drawn, and everything is baked from scratch, so the needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, birthday or golden anniversary, they cake for your special daysurprise really will be extra-special.

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GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN RECIPES Offering a selection of gluten-free, vegan, low-sugar and organic cookies, brownies and other tempting treats. ORGANIC COFFEES AND TEAS Proudly serving Grounds for Change, an organic, Fair Trade coffee, plus herbal teas, including green, fruit-infused, Yerbamate and Roibos. Available hot or iced DESSERTS Desserts and cheesecakes are available in large sizes or individual servings. Scrumptious cupcakes in many delicious flavors.


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COMPANY NAME CAPE ORIENT

Two niceissentences say lovelyand things, bothfood with at a period them. and it’s ALL good! There Chinese,that Japanese Thai Cape after Orient... Some store highlights

WHERE IS IT? In the Washington Mall, next to WHERE IS Commons IT? Acme grocery store. ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? Cape brings together WHY Orient SHOULD I GO? the finest Chinese, Japanese and Thai is foods in base, one this natural CLEANLINESS honey bubbling bath will your skin option-loaded menu. Owners Glendy andhelp Jacksoothe Hwang and relax your mind. And then have a reputation for success, with three decades in there the are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose restaurant business in Cape May County. And it shows. from 120 options and have it made right in Glendy is a hostess front extraordinaire, ensuring of you, whether it beeveryone lotion, bubble who comes to Cape Orient feels welcome and satisfied bath, body oil or whateveris you are in the mood for! with their food (although it’s hard NOT to be). Cape Be sureChinese, to ask the staff about their Orient not only serves traditional Thai and favorite products... they should know Japanese food, but they also have a variety of poultry, because not only do they sell their great beef, pork and seafood products, dishes, allthey at affordable prices. use them, too! Check out the They also have a terrificfacial selection of sushi sushi rolls, products. Theyand carry items for every including the Cape Mayskin Roll.type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond Mask. cookie at the end of When you open up Scrub your fortune Bath Time is readywasn’t for your your meal it should say, “That was delicious, it?”party favor

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COMPANY NAME PIZZA CAPPELLETTI’S

Two niceCappy sentences thatit’s sayfresh, lovely it’s things, both baby with a period after them. When says fresh, Some store highlights CAPPELLETTI RUBBER DUCKIES BROTHER’S Their mascot, and Homemade sauce, claim to fame! More mozzarella cheese, than 45 different kinds, pepperoni, sausage, from well-dressed green peppers, bath buddies,and to gentle mushrooms, a giants. of garlic, this sprinkle is a Cappy classic! different kinds, from well-dressed bath PHAT JOHNNY Did you ever “MEAT” buddies, to gentle Johnny? giants. With bacon, pepperoni, sausage, ham, meatballs, red sauce and mozzarella, this is a meat-lovers euphoria.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose a menu full of cheese steaks, hoagies, breakfast WHERE IS IT? At 1432from Texas to Wawa) 120Avenue options(next and have it made right in front ofatyou, it be lotion, bubble sandwiches (served all day) strombolis, salads, and and right on the Promenade 730whether Beach Avenue. bath, body oil or whatever you are in fryer the goodies. WHY SHOULD I GO?mood 1989 was for! the year Cappy The secret to Cappy’s, however, is its casual first opened Cappelletti &Be Sons Pizza sureBeachfront to ask the staff about their atmosphere and daily entertainment provided on the Cape May boardwalk. Cappy is back favorite Now products... they should know by the (friendly) banter and interactions of the notof only do theyJust sell their great and better than ever inbecause the form Cappy’s! employees, customers and locals…. Come jump in products, they use them, too! Check out the ask the locals. The food is always great; it alone ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? the conversation. facial products. They carry items for every

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RUSTIC GARDEN When craving something a bit more green, customers love this white pie, served with broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, ricotta, mozzarella, and fresh garlic. PHILADELPHIA CHEESE STEAK The sandwich that brings a little city to the beach. GOAT CHEESE SALAD Packed with romaine, strawberries, walnuts, red onion, feta cheese, and balsamic. BLT HOAGIE Crispy strips of bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayo, served on a 12-inch roll from Lucio’s Bakery.


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COMPANY NAME CAFÉ DEPOT MARKET

Two niceyou sentences that say lovelypacked things, both a period them.you’ve come to the right place. Here is such a place. When see a restaurant withwith locals, youafter KNOW Some store highlights SOUPS THE DAY RUBBEROF DUCKIES You know Theirnever mascot, andwhat you’ll find simmering, claim to fame! More but it’s akinds, light thanwhether 45 different tomato-basil soup, or from well-dressed something heartier bath buddies, to gentle like corn and clam giants. chowder, you’ll be different kinds, from glad you got a cup. well-dressed bath CHICKEN SALAD buddies, to gentle These folks serve giants. up a creamy chicken salad without match in this town. Same goes for the egg and tuna salads.

WHERE IS IT? WHERE IS IT? Tucked into Elmira Street, near Cape May bus station.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Fine dining is all well and good, but sometimes, you don’t want a multi-course with WHY a menu full of words SHOULD I GO?you have to Google on CLEANLINESS honey base, this natural your iPhone. You want delicious food without is spending half your paycheck bubbling will help soothe your skin on it, you want to sink your teeth into a bath mouth-watering sandwich or slice and relax mind.onAnd there the of meat loaf without worrying about youryour elbows thethen table. Youare want superb Cape May Blends. You can choose reliably good, comfortable, affordable. You want what the Depot’s got. from 120 options and have it made right in And whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and muffinbubble on the fly, front of you,orwhether it bea lotion, there’s a reason why this placebath, is always bodyfull oil of or locals. whatever you are in the for!coffee, a scrumptious breakfast Start your day with locallymood brewed Be sure Choose to ask the stafftwo about their sandwich, or fresh-baked muffin. Lunch? from soups — favorite products... they should know sometimes three! — and a panini special. Dinner time is any time — grab because not only do they sell their great it now and reheat it later. Or make a meal out ofthem, one oftoo! their outrageous products, they use Check out the salads. Specials every day. Thefacial Depot was voted best in South Jersey products. Theythe carry items for every skin type.inOur favorite the Honeyreaders’ Almond in the Soup/Salad/Sandwich category New JerseyisMonthly’s Scrub Mask. poll in 2012.

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DAILY SPECIALS Locals clamor for the Depot’s signature Indonesian Chicken Salad, and their softshell crabs are always in demand, too. Every day brings something new.

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COMPANY DOMINO’SNAME PIZZA

Two nice sentences thatyou say lovely both with a periodsomething after them. fast, and something reliably good... here’s the solution For the times when want things, something familiar, Some store highlights STUFFED CHEESY RUBBER DUCKIES BREAD Their mascot, and Oven-baked claim to fame! More breadsticks stuffed than 45 different with cheese, andkinds, covered in a blend of from well-dressed cheese madeto with bath buddies, gentle 100% giants.mozzarella and cheddar. Seasoned different kinds, from with a sprinkling of well-dressed garlic, parsleybath and buddies, to gentle Eight Romano cheese. pieces giants. of delicious, cheesy indulgence! CHOCOLATE LAVA CRUNCH CAKE Crunchy on the outside with molten chocolate fudge on the inside.

WHERE IS IT? At 2200 BayshoreWHERE Road in the Villas, just a few minutes from IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. downtown Cape May.

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WHY SHOULD I ORDER? Local franchise ownersI GO? Rob and Adelia Jonas have WHY SHOULD owned and operated the BayshoreCLEANLINESS Road location isforhoney five years. Theynatural take pride base, this batha will help soothe your skin menu in providing exceptional customerbubbling service and wide variety of delicious today to get started! and relax your mind. And thenfor there are the items. Rob and Adelia’s Domino’s Pizza is nationally recognized outstanding superb Cape May Blends. You can choose service and product. If you’re in Cape May and are looking for reliable, good food from 120 options and have it made right in at a great price, try Domino’s. It isn’t justofpizza the menu offerings also include front you, —whether it be lotion, bubble pasta, stuffed cheesy breads, oven-baked sandwiches and wings. bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood Before you place your order, be surefor! to check out the coupons available Be sure to ask the staff about online at www.Dominos.com. You can also customize your order on their the website. favorite products... they should know Choose a Domino’s specialty pizza or create your own. Add stuffed cheesy bread, because not only do they sell their great soda and chocolate lava crunch cakes to your order. between products, they use Decide them, too! Check pickup out theand ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? delivery. At Domino’s, the choice is yours. facial products. They carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond

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COMPANY FISH AND NAME FANCY

Two nice sentences that say lovely things, both with a periodinafter them. A fabulous selection of seafood, freshly prepared a super-clean premises Some store highlights MUSSELS RUBBER DUCKIES MADELINE Their mascot, and One selections claimof to the fame! More from thedifferent munchies than 45 kinds, menu, this is a new from well-dressed starter. Served in Fish bath buddies, to gentle and Fancy’s signature giants. fra diavalo sauce, it’s fresh andkinds, not too different from spicy... just right! well-dressed bath buddies,PLATTERS to gentle FRIED Seafood giants. on the fried platter dishes is breaded daily to ensure freshness. Choose between 27 options, including stuffed flounder and popcorn shrimp.

WHERE IS IT? A 10–minute drive WHERE ISfrom IT? Cape May on Bayshore ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. Road, in Villas. WHY SHOULD I GO? Cape has some great restaurants, but WHY May SHOULD I GO? if you don’t eat out EVERY night, thereisare some tasty alternatives. CLEANLINESS honey base, this natural bath have will help soothe your skin of One of those is Fish andbubbling Fancy. They a ridiculous amount and relax your then are the fresh and savory seafood dishes, mademind. rightAnd there as there you watch — superb Cape May Blends. You can choose perfect if you want to eat at home but don’t feel like cooking. from 120 options and have it made right in The menu is huge, sofront hereofare highlights. thebubble Munchies you,the whether it beOn lotion, menu, there are sweet corn fritters, broccoli bites and stuffed bath, body oil or whatever you are in the for! feature lump Baltimore crab mushrooms. The broiledmood platters Be sure to asklobster the staff about cakes, jumbo stuffed shrimp and tender tails. It’s their hard to favorite products... they should know resist the fried platters — deviled crab cakes, coconut shrimp, and because not only do they sell their great a large seafood combo, products, which includes flounder, shrimp, scallops, they use them, too! Check out thea deviled crab cake and afacial freshproducts. breaded They oyster. Anditems don’tfor miss their carry every Our favorite is the Honey Almond award-winning cream ofskin crabtype. soup.

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HOMEMADE CHOWDERS All the soups are made daily, including the Manhattan and New England clam chowders and the cream of crab, which Fish and Fancy is known for. BROILED SEAFOOD PLATTERS There are nineteen broiled seafood options, all of which come with a baked potato, cole slaw and, if you want, a five ounce lobster tail (and who doesn’t want that?). KIDS MENU Fish and Fancy offers kiddy items for $3.99!

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COMPANY NAME BAR AND GRILLE HARRY’S OCEAN

Two nice brought sentences tradition that say lovely both with a period after them.is one place where adults AND kids will have a ball! Harry’s backthings, to the neighborhood — here Some store highlights SUMMER IN CAPE RUBBER DUCKIES MAY Their SALAD mascot, and Mixed claim togreens fame! tossed More with a raspberry than 45 different kinds, vinaigrette, fresh from well-dressed apples and berries, bath buddies, to gentle candied pecans and giants. bleu cheese, and served a yogurt differentwith kinds, from poppy seed dressing. well-dressed bath ASSORTED SLIDERS buddies, to gentle Beef, giants.tuna, and Buffalo chicken sliders. COUNTRY POT PIE Tender chicken and assorted vegetables in a creamy chicken gravy, topped with a puff pastry crust.

WHERE IS IT? At the Montreal at Beach and Madison. WHERE Inn, IS IT?

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest — the late, great Harry Hirsch knewWHY this well. WhenI GO? he opened his first restaurant more SHOULD than 40 years ago, he knew it had to stand out. The had to taste great and CLEANLINESS is honey base,food this natural bubbling bath soothe your skin be reasonably priced. The service hadwill to help be courteous, but relaxed. It had to to get started! today and you relaxpull your And then there are the be the kind of place where upmind. a chair and stay a while. superb Cape May Blends. You can choose In 2010, the Hirsch family introduced a new Cape May eatery — Harry’s from 120 options and have it made right in Ocean Bar and Grille — front named the family patriarch. It instantly became of after you, whether it be lotion, bubble a hot spot, offering somebath, of Harry’s favorites like chicken pot pie or assorted body oil or whatever you are in the moodburgers. for! sliders, and mouth-watering Harry’s boasts one of Cape May’s largest sureand to ask the staff about their beer menus, with dozens ofBe bottle draught selections. favorite products... they should know a sun-drenched Just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, Harry’s features because not only do they sell their great patio bar perfect for enjoying daily happy hour drink specials and live products, they use them, too! Check out the entertainment. Don’t want to products. stop the fun? will deliver your mealANYTHING to you ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial TheyHarry’s carry items for every beachside with our Harry’s CabanaisService. skinBeachside type. Our favorite the Honey Almond Scrub Mask.

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HARRY’S E & P BURGER An 8 oz black Angus burger topped with a fried egg, American cheese, and pork roll. HARRY’S MEATLOAF Homemade meatloaf (pork, beef and veal mix), herbs and spices, finished with sauce au poivre, whipped Yukon potato and seasonal vegetables. FISH AND CHIPS Freshly beer-battered and served with French fries.

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COMPANY NAME MAGICBRAIN CYBERCAFÉ

Two nice sentences thatthe saybeach, lovely things, botha with a period A short block from here’s place whereafter youthem. can get connected, OR switch off and tune out... the choice is yours Some store highlights CARMEL RUBBER DUCKIES MACCHIATO Their mascot, and Steamed milk More and claim to fame! caramel sauce with than 45 different kinds, a shot of espresso. from well-dressed Tastes as good as it bath buddies, to gentle sounds. giants. LATTE different kinds, from The classic coffee well-dressed bath drink made with buddies, to gentle espresso and giants. milk steamed CAPPUCCINO Using Green Mountain Dark Magic espresso beans — because quality counts every time.

WHERE IS IT? Directly across from Congress Hall, a block from WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. the beautiful beach. WHY SHOULD I GO? Magicbrain is under newWHY ownership, andI is SHOULD GO? going in a new direction. Besides the free Wi-Fi CLEANLINESS and the high-speed is honey base, this natural bubbling will help soothe your skin internet, this place does not resemble the cybercafés of bath the early and relax your mind. And then there are the 2000s. The upstairs has been renovated into a “coffee loft” which superb Cape May Blends. You can choose resembles a living room — it’s a relaxing atmosphere where you can from 120 options and have it made right in read a book or check your Facebook. In the summer, you canwhether sip front of you, it be lotion, bubble on a latte while listening to live entertainment by local performers. bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood Because this is a café, we cannot forget about thefor! food and Beand surecomes to ask the staff about their drink. Green Mountain Coffee is individually poured, favorite products... they should know in a large variety of flavors. Bagels and croissants are a few of the because not only do they sell their great many pastries Magicbrain offers. For dessert, we recommend products, they use them, too! Check out the investing in one of their personal mousse cakes,facial whichproducts. come inThey carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond both chocolate and vanilla.

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CHAI LATTE A rich and creamy mixture of black tea and exotic spices with your choice of milk. FRAPPES Frozen espresso where you pick the flavor (caramel, chocolate, almond, or vanilla). FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE Enjoy the delicious taste of hot chocolate in a frozen dessert. COCONUT COFFEE One of many interesting flavors from Green Mountain Coffee. Fair trade, and very tasty!

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COMPANY NAME MCDONALD’S

Two nice sentences thatpeople say lovely things,can’t both be withwrong, a periodand afterbecause them. you can’t eat gourmet EVERY day... Because 46 million a day Some store highlights SPECIALTY RUBBER DUCKIES Their mascot, and COFFEES claim tocappuccinos, fame! More Lattes, thanmore! 45 different kinds, and from well-dressed EGG McMUFFIN bath buddies, to gentle SAUSAGE giants. McGRIDDLES different kinds, from well-dressed bath FRUIT & YOGURT buddies, to gentle PARFAITS giants. McDONALD’S FAMOUS FRENCH FRIES HAMBURGER CHEESEBURGER BIG MAC

WHERE IS IT? WHERE IS IT? Follow the signs for the ferry — McDonald’s is Street, in the heart of Cape May. located on the corner ofON Bayshore Road and Sandman Boulevard.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Because the numbers WHY SHOULD I GO? don’t lie: CLEANLINESS is McDonald’s honey base, this natural 7: The percentage of Americans who eat daily. bubbling help sootheprovides your skinfood. 119: The number of countries for bath whichwill McDonald’s and relax yourMcDonald mind. And speaks. then there are the 25: The number of languages Ronald superb Cape May Blends. You can choose 46 million: The number of people McDonald’s serves every day. from 120 options and have it made right in 12,000: The number of McDonad’s thelotion, biggest Big Mac front of you,restaurants whether it be bubble fan claims to have visited. bath, body oil or whatever you are in the moodoffor! 28,000: The square footage the worl’d biggest McDonald’s, Be sure to ask the staff about their located in Beijing. favorite products... they should know 1: The number of gas fireplaces to cozy up beside in the North because not only do they sell their great Cape May McDonald’s. products, they use them, too! Check out the 2: The number of plasmafacial televisions here. products. They carry items for every skinyou type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond 0: The number of reasons have not to check it out.

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COMPANY NAME OCEAN VIEW

Two nice downhome sentences thatdishes, say lovelya things, bothview with aofperiod after them.and very affordable prices Classic beautiful the beach... Some store highlights OCEAN RUBBER VIEW DUCKIES OMELETTE Their mascot, and Ham, claim mushrooms, to fame! More onions, peppers kinds, and than 45 different cheese. from well-dressed PHILLY bath buddies, to gentle CHEESESTEAK giants. WRAP different from A classickinds, comfort well-dressed bathyou food. You know buddies, want it! to gentle giants. MONTEREY CHICKEN PANINI Paninis have become one of the favorite sandwich selections, and this one is divine.

WHERE IS IT? WHERE IS IT? On the beachfront and Grant Avenue.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Because this is a classic family restaurant, which locals (and, therefore, tourists) WHY savvy SHOULD I GO?love. Although the CLEANLINESS is base, this naturaland Ocean View is famous for its breakfasts,honey it’s also an excellent bubbling bath will help soothe your skin wallet-friendly venue for lunch and dinner. and relax your mind. And then there are the Few things in life are moreCape satisfying than sliding into a superb May Blends. You can choose 120and options and have made in comfortable restaurantfrom booth feasting your iteyes onright a menu front options. of you, whether be lotion, bubbleat that’s full of mouthwatering (Or youit can sit yourself bath, body oil or whatever you are in the the counter for a classic diner experience.) mood for! A favorite dinner dish isBechicken chicken sure to of askthe thesea, staffwhich aboutistheir favoriteand products... know breast stuffed with crabmeat toppedthey withshould shrimp sauce. because notgives only you do they sell their great And when all that beach play an appetite, the products, they use them, too! Check out the Ocean View has a great lunch menu, including a roast turkey facial products. They carry items for every pita, or shrimp salad pita, ItalianAlmond skinPhilly type. cheesesteak Our favorite iswrap, the Honey Scrub sausage wrap, and a whole lotMask. more.

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TURKEY CLUB SALAD With roasted turkey breast, Virginia ham, crispy bacon. CRAB IMPERIAL EN CASSEROLE A classic comfort food.

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PENNE Á LA SICILIANA Peppers, provolone cheese, chopped tomato, basil, olive oil and garlic. HONEY-DIPPED FRIED CHICKEN

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COMPANY NAME OYSTER BAY STEAK AND SEAFOOD HOUSE TwoCape nice sentences that now say lovely both with a period afterbar them. A May classic has things, a fabulous new 28-seat — yet another reason to visit!

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WHERE IS IT? On Lafayette Street, opposite the Acme.IS IT? WHERE

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Oyster Bay is one of those restaurants you know is going to be good, even before you take WHY a biteSHOULD or read aI GO? review. It’s one of those spots that has all the signs... CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bath will help soothe your skin 1. It’s not the kind of place that snags you with abubbling waterfront view. relax your And it’s not inside one of the restored mansionsand or B&Bs that mind. draw And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose tourists with their history. It’s just a simple building, a little off the from 120 options and have it made right in beaten path. And it’s STILL busy. front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble 2. Oyster Bay attracts locals as well as tourists, always a good sign. bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! 3. Chef Chris Holl is also the owner, meaning he cares that much more. The meat/seafood combos are varied, so youBe cansure try to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know something new, even when ordering an old favorite. Filet mignon because not only do they sell their great topped with jumbo lump crab meat anyone? products, they use them, too! Check out the 4. The restaurant just introduced a great new way to enjoy the They carry items for every facial products. type.cherry Our favorite is the Honey Almond Oyster Bay experience. There’s now a stunning,skin 28-seat Scrub Mask. wood bar, with a new bar menu. Now, that IS exciting.

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OYSTERS RUBBER DUCKIES ROCKEFELLER Their mascot, and Oysters bakedMore the claim to fame! traditional way than 45 different kinds, and glazed with from well-dressed hollandaise. bath buddies, to gentle FRIED TOMATOES giants. CRAB MEAT WITH Panko-crusted different kinds, from tomatoes, fried and well-dressed bath topped spicy New buddies,with to gentle Orleans remoulade giants. sauce. SPINACH AND BRIE SALAD Toasted almond brie over curly spinach with croutons, red onion, dried cranberries and a strawberry-infused vinaigrette. NEW YORK STRIP STEAK Cooked to order, served with roasted shallot and peppercorn sauce, topped with Boursin cream. VEAL SAN MARCO Tender medallions of veal, breaded and pan-fried, topped with marinated tomoatoes and melted fontina cheese. CAJUN-SPICED PASTA Lightly spiced shrimp, scallops, clams, mussells and diced tomatoes, sautéed in natural seafood broth, served over linguini.


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COMPANY NAME PILOT HOUSE

Twoclassic nice sentences that say lovely things, both cuisine with a period after them. located in the middle of Cape May’s mall A tavern with great homemade — conveniently Some store highlights NEW YORK STRIP RUBBER DUCKIES This cut is Theirprime mascot, and char-grilled toMore order claim to fame! and withkinds, than served 45 different crispy onion. from well-dressed CARAMELIZED bath buddies, to gentle SALMON giants. Fresh fillets of different coated kinds, from salmon, in well-dressed bath sugar and sea salt, caramelized to order buddies, to gentle and served in a giants. creamy peach cider sauce. An irresistible favorite.

WHERE IS IT? Conveniently located in the heart of the Washington Street Mall, at Decatur Street.WHERE IS IT? have what you want to give. Call Mariah ON Street, in theownership heart of Cape WHY SHOULD I GO? With the same andMay. management for more than 30 years the Pilot House stands as one of the flagships of Cape WHY SHOULD I GO? May’s restaurant scene. Since the 1970s, locals and visitors have enjoyed CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural the casual dining atmosphere, selections, reasonable prices, bubblinggreat bath menu will help soothe your skin today to get started! outstanding cuisine andand personal service. for its relax your mind.Renowned And then there arechar-grilled the gourmet burgers and steaks, innovative specials and a superbfresh Capeseafood, May Blends. You candaily choose 120 options andbeer haveand it made in of liquors, wide selection of wines,from bottled and draft a fullright range front of you, it be lotion, bubble the Pilot House offers something forwhether everyone. bath,main bodydining oil or whatever are infireplace, the Dine in the comfy cozy room withyou a large or in mood for! the atrium-style patio room. Or relax at the friendly bar with your favorite Be sure to ask the staff about their cocktail. The Pilot House is a perfect stopthey for should lunch or dinner while favorite products... know shopping on the Washington Street Mall,doorthey following a sun-filled day at the because not only sell their great they use for them, too! Check outAND the families. beach. And unlike manyproducts, places, it’s ideal couples, singles, ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry items for every the week, The Pilot House also hosts many special events throughout skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond including happy hour from 4-6pm Sunday through Friday, to early bird Scrub Mask. specials that are available Monday through Thursday. Bath Time is ready for your party favor

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AHI TUNA Sushi-grade tuna and seaweed salad served on fried wontons, drizzled with aioli, orange ginger sauce and sriracha. HOMEMADE SOUPS Featuring The Pilot House’s classic French onion, shrimp bisque and seafood chowders. FISH AND CHIPS A basket full of batter-dipped grouper fingers, served with Old Bay potato wedges. A classic dish. CHAR-GRILLED BURGERS Pilot House awardwinning burger with your choice of many delicious toppings.

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COMPANY NAME PRIMO HOAGIES

Two nice sentences that say lovely things, both a periodright afterhere them.in America’s Original Seaside Resort. Life IS good! The classic Philadelphia sandwich, nowwith available Some store highlights PARTY TRAYS RUBBERtrays DUCKIES Hoagie available Their in fivemascot, — that’sand claim to More FIVE! — fame! sizes to feed thanmasses 45 different kinds, the for any occasion. from well-dressed bath buddies, to gentle VEGGIE GOODIES giants. are selections There of Italiankinds, tuna in olive different from oil, cheese deluxe, or well-dressed bath eggplant with broccoli buddies, to gentle rabe. giants. LOW-CARB EATS Primo’s now offers the option of either lowcarb or wholewheat wraps.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

WHERE IS IT? On Lafayette Street, by the bus depot and next door to the bike shop.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Start with a roll of exceptional quality, fill it with the freshest-sliced I GO? Thumann’s Quality meats, cheese, veggies, oil andWHY spicesSHOULD you can get, and what do you have? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural Nirvana on a bun, portable paradise, hoagie heaven, aka the Primo Hoagie. bubbling bath will help soothe your skin Given the large numbers of Philadelphians who vacation in Cape humble and relax your mind.May, Andthe then there hoagie are the Cape May Blends. You caninchoose has long been overdue. Enter Primo’s, where it’s allsuperb hoagies, all the time. Established South fromin120 options and it made right in Philly (where else?) 17 years ago, Primo’s has exploded popularity, andhave one bite will show you front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble why. bath, body oil or whatever you are in the With dozens of locations in Pennsylvania, Newmood Jersey, for!Delaware and Maryland, it’s obvious these people are pros when it comes to the art of hoagie creation. Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know There is a lip-smacking array of hoagie creations from which to choose, from the old because notcreations only do they great the stand-bys like American or ham and cheese, to singular Primo like sell the their Schwartzie, products, they use them, too! Check out the Crusher, and our current favorite, the Sharp Italianfacial (withproducts. oil and vinegar). They carry items for every So if you’ve got a hoagie hankering that just won’t amateurs go straight to skin quit, type.skip Ourthe favorite is theand Honey Almond Scrub isMask. the professionals at Primo Hoagies. It is how the hoagie done.

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SHIPPING Have a far-flung Philly friend or family member? Primo’s will ship anywhere in the United States.

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INSIDER TIP Watching your waistline? Check outneeds. Primo’sWhether Healthy Choice line or — six delectable, for a bridal baby shower, low-fat, low-sodium selections. Primo’s also offers surprise free delivery to the marinas. they birthday or beach goldenand anniversary,

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COMPANY NAMEPANCAKE HOUSE UNCLE BILL’S Two nice sentences say lovelymake things,for bothhappy with afamilies period after them. Because fantasticthat flapjacks

Some store highlights CHOCOLATE-CHIP RUBBER DUCKIES PANCAKES Their mascot, and The sweet-andclaimclassic to fame! More savory combination. than 45 different kinds, Always a good way to from well-dressed start the day. bath buddies, to gentle BLUEBERRY giants. PANCAKES different kinds, from Great taste, AND awell-dressed healthy blast of bath antioxidants! buddies, to gentle HAWAIIAN giants. HAM STEAK A thick slice of smokecured ham, garnished with a generous slice of grilled pineapple, with three potato pancakes.

WHERE IS IT? Just a few steps from the beach, in front of grand old Congress Hall. WHY SHOULD I GO? Bill isn’t your uncle (or, at least, chances are pretty good that he’s not). But guests are consistently treated like family when they dine here. And they’re consistently treated to a delicious meal. In fact, the most consistent thing about Uncle Bill’s... is its consistency. Ever walk by a restaurant and get instantly hungry? Perhaps you were just sightseeing, but then those smells hit you, your appetite was sparked, and the tummy started rumbling. This is what happens when you pass by Uncle Bill’s. The lovely aromas drift about 30 feet around the restaurant (we’ve made exhaustive scientific measurements over a series of days) and you’ll see people streaming into the place from all angles for breakfast, brunch and lunch. And once inside, you’ll find out that the hearty breakfasts don’t disappoint. And the fact that many of the booths in this circular building have views of the Atlantic Ocean doesn’t hurt. And for an even better view, try and snag one of the new outside tables — a perfect spot for breakfast or a filling lunch from their extensive lunch menu. INSIDER TIP Uncle Bill’s Pancake House has six other locations throughout South Jersey. And as for that circular building that houses the Cape May restaurant, it was built by Uncle Bill’s neighbor, Congress Hall, in the 1950s to house a cocktail bar.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know because not only do they sell their great products, they use them, too! Check out the facial products. They carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond Scrub Mask. Bath Time is ready for your party favor needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they

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PEACH WAFFLE Topped with peaches and crowned with whipped cream. Super tasty! CREAMED CHIPPED BEEF Served on a waffle or toast and heaped with tender, creamy good stuff. TURKEY CLUB SANDWICH In case you DON’T want to eat regular breakfast fare, there are other items to choose from. KIDS’ PIZZAS You can never go wrong. ICE CREAM The perfect way to end your meal.

« (609) STREET AND«CITy XXX-XXXX Lunch & Dinner Price Of Entrées: $8-$25««BEACH Full « Barwww.XXXXXXXXXX.com « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « MAY Accept«V,(609) MC, AE,884-7199 D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu UNCLE BILL’S PANCAKE HOUSE AVENUE AND PERRY STREET, CAPE


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COMPANY NAME VINCENZO’S LITTLE ITALY & PIZZERIA

Two nice sentences that food say lovely both with a period after them. Want home-cooked thatthings, will satisfy you, your family, AND your wallet? Guess what — you found it. Some store highlights VONGOLE ALLA RUBBER DUCKIES CASINO Their mascot, and Clams blended claimonions, to fame!green More with than 45 different kinds, pepper and Italian from well-dressed bread crumbs, topped with to bacon bath buddies, gentle and baked to giants. perfection. different kinds, from PENNE ALLA well-dressed bath GIOVANNI buddies,cream to gentle White sauce giants. with broccoli, red peppers, sundried tomatoes and grilled chicken breast over penne pasta.

WHERE IS IT? Go over the West Cape May bridge and head WHERE IS IT? toward the ferry. Turn right at Bayshore Road and drive a half-mile — ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. Vincenzo’s is on your left, across the street from Wawa. SHOULD WHY SHOULD I GO? This isWHY a REAL ItalianI GO? restaurant, reasonably CLEANLINESS is honey base,talking this natural priced and family friendly, with food that will have you with bubbling bath will help soothe your skin your hands... and wishing you spoke better Italian — just so you could and relax your mind. And then there are the rave about it properly. superb Cape May Blends. You can choose So what's the restaurant from like?120 It's options bright, and spacious, it right smells have it and made in like all the best things to ever come out whether of your grandmother's front of you, it be lotion, bubble body oil or whatever are in the kitchen, including sauce pies,bath, pizza, pasta dishes and you mouth-watering moodthey're for! as friendly as an oldseafood entrees. And the staff... Be sure to ask the staff about their fashioned Italian grandma, too. favorite products... they should know Everything on the menu because is servednot at only the height freshness. do theyof sell their greatAll dishes are prepared in the traditional Italian way, so if you’ve products, they use them, too! Check been out the craving something just like mama (or grandma) make, facial products. Theyused carryto items for you every type. Our favorite are is the Honey Almond won’t get closer than you willskin here. The portions generous, too, Mask. because you should eat — it’sScrub a good thing.

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(609) 889-6610

FLOUNDER MEDITERRANEAN Broiled flounder with seasoned fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs. VEAL ALLA VINCENZO Tender milk-fed veal sautéed with butter, fresh tomatoes, lump crabmeat, mushrooms, herbs in a wine sauce.

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SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO Shrimp sautéed in garlic with a spicy marinara sauce over pasta.

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CHICKEN SALTIMBOCCA ALLA ROMANA Sautéed in butter, topped with ham and melted mozzarella cheese.


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COMPANY NAME ZOE’S BEACHFRONT EATERY

Two niceportions sentencesatthat say lovelyprices... things, both witha abreak periodfrom after the them.beach or to enjoy good food at any time of the day Large affordable take Some store highlights

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? WHERE IS IT? On Beach Avenue, right across from the new Convention Hall.

CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural WHY SHOULD GO?soothe One ofyour theskin many great things through October is that bubbling bath willI help today about to get April started! and relax your mind. And then there are the Zoe’s is open! superb May Blends. You can choose muffins, (and pancakes with fresh fruit... ForCape breakfast: how about homemade from 120 options and have it made right in irresistible!) and a large variety of three-egg omelettes? front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble lunch, can choose from a great selection of all the classic sandwiches known bath,For body oil oryou whatever you are in the to mankind, mood for! all made from the finest quality, and the best cheesesteaks and hoagies on sureSit to ask theor staff their the Be beach. inside outabout on the patio, watching the world and the sun worshippers roll favorite products... they should know by. because not only do they sell their great And it doesn’t end there. Enjoy an affordable dinner right on the beachfront, in the products, they use them, too! Check out the middle of a beautiful Capeitems Mayfor evening platters, delicious ANYTHINGcrabcake ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry every — try homemade

roast beefOur andfavorite turkey isbaked on theAlmond premises, plus new and different daily specials. skin type. the Honey

Scrub Mask. INSIDER TIP Vegetarians, this is the place for you. Zoe’s has more great options than you Bath Time is ready for your party favor could tire of in afor week. BYOD... Youshower, can bring your well-behaved dog with you and dine on needs. Whether a bridal or baby BATH Time h surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they the outdoor patio.

GRILLED VEGGIE RUBBER DUCKIES HOAGIE Their mascot, and A vegetarian claim to fame! More favorite. Mushrooms, than 45 different kinds, tomatoes, onions, peppers, zucchini, from well-dressed cheese and marinara bath buddies, to gentle sauce. giants. HOMEMADE different kinds, from CRAB CAKES well-dressed bath— you Fresh and zesty buddies, to gentle must try them! giants. HALF-POUND HUGE BURGERS Cooked to order with all the trimmings. OOEY-GOOEY GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH Loaded with grilled onions, tomatoes, bacon and cheese. FRENCH TOAST AND PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH Fresh strawberry, banana and nut, blueberry, chocolate chip. SALADS Like everything else in here, they’re superfresh. KITCHEN SINK OMELETTE Peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon, sausage, ham, potatoes and cheese. All the fixings. LATE NIGHT Ice cream, desserts, coffee, cappuccino.

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C-VIEW INN Cold beer, good food at the oldest tavern in historic Cape May

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HOTDOG TOMMY’S At a hole-in-the-wall, the best, most creative dogs around

WHERE IS IT? Corner of Washington and Pittsburgh, across from the Wawa.

WHERE IS IT? On the corner of Beach Avenue and Jackson Street.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Because this favorite spot among locals offers cold beer in frosted mugs, great Tavern food and great value! South Jersey Magazine voted C-View as “Best Casual Eats” in 2012. New Jersey Monthly voted C-View as best “Bar Scene” category in South Jersey readers’ poll in 2011/ 2012. Daily blackboard specials are available in addition to the regular menu that change with the seasons from 11am to 1am. Monday is Rib Night with fall-off-the bone tender ribs at a great price. Tuesday is Tavern Pizza Night with $3.50 small and $5.50 large pies. Wednesday is Wing Night, enjoy the best wings for half price! Thursday is $2 Slider Night... angus beef, pastrami, cod, pulled pork. Like Sports? C-View has eight flat-screen HDTVs to watch NFL and MLB Tickets, basketball, hockey, NASCAR and golf. And remember, we were all kids once… and they are always welcome!

WHY SHOULD I GO? For most of us, a hot dog isn’t just a favorite meal, it’s a childhood pastime. As kids, we ate them at summer barbeques, or while cheering on our favorite baseball player on a lazy summer afternoon. In Cape May, nostalgia never tasted so good. HotDog Tommy’s uses only Berks Brand — the official dog of Hershey Park — and it’s served with a touch of class and a lot of laughs. Tommy and his wife Mary put their own spin on the American classic — there is the Doc Dog (chili, yellow mustard and chopped onions), or Mary’s favorite, the Jersey Slaw Dog (her own cranberry coleslaw and mustard). And to wash it down? Try a classic frozen Coke, frozen Stewart’s Root Beer or Orange Cream. There’s a reason why people line up here. The New Jersey Monthly magazine 2012 readers’ poll voted them the best dogs in South Jersey.

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MARQ’S PUB/RESTAURANT

RITA’S WATER ICE

Fill your stomach without emptying your wallet

Is there anything more refreshing than a Frozen Custard?

WHERE IS IT? Located on the first floor of the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel (see page 365), on Cape May’s beautiful beachfront.

WHERE IS IT? On Beach Avenue, right across the street from Convention Hall!

WHY SHOULD I GO? Marq’s Pub & Restaurant is Cape May’s hidden gem for those looking for a delicious family meal on a budget. Nestled inside the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel is their large dining room with a family-style buffet serving breakfast and dinner (new for 2013 season). Prices starting at $10.95 for our all you can eat breakfast buffet. Tired beach-goers and picky eaters? Not a problem. They are sure to have something that every member of your family will love without the long wait. Happy hour nightly at their full service bar is the perfect complement to the end of great day and the beginning of an even better night in Cape May. INSIDER TIP Planning a special occasion? Marq’s Pub & Restaurant can comfortably accommodate more than 100 people for conferences, luncheons, meetings, weddings, reunions and special events. Please call for details. 501 beach avenue, cape may

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WHY SHOULD I GO? The ancient Romans infused snow from Mount Etna with syrup and wine as a special treat — the world’s first water ice. Jump ahead 13 centuries, and people are still craving the cooling, revitalizing, refreshing food. In 1984, a former Philadelphia firefighter began operating a water ice stand named after his wife, Rita, from a small front porch in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and the rest is history. Today, the italian ices — available in more than 50 flavors — are made fresh daily, and with fresh fruit. Rita’s Old-fashioned Frozen Custard can be served in a cone, a cup or even in a sundae. The famous Gelati, with layers of each, is the best of both worlds. The Misto Shake is a blend of Italian Ice and creamy custard; and Cream Ices are smoother and richer than Italian Ice, but lighter than traditional ice cream. They also offer milkshakes, frozen lemonades, and hot beverages. The ancient Romans would be proud. ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? Try the Blendini... a mix of ice, custard and cookie or candy. Rita’s Italian Ice was also voted best ice cream/custard in Zagat’s annual survey. 707 Beach Avenue, Cape May

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Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $8-$25 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


The Guide To Eating Out In Cool Cape May Aleathea’s

Phone Number 884-5555

B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner

Price Range Of Entrées

Is It BYOB Or Is There A Bar?

Should I Book A Table?

B,L,D

$10-$35

BAR

YES

Is It Handicap Accessible?

Credit Cards Accepted

Is There On-Site Parking?

Is Takeout Available?

Is There Food for Children?

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

YES

YES

Avalon Coffee

898-8088

B, L

$3-$9

N/A

NO

YES

V,MC,AE,D

NO

YES

YES

Axelsson’s Blue Claw

884-5878

D

$24-$30

BAR

YES

YES

V,MC,D

YES

YES

YES

Backstreet

884-7660

B,D

$13-$29

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC,AE

YES

YES

YES

Bella Vida Café

884-6332

B,L,D

$2-$19

BYOB

NO

NO

V,MC

YES

YES

YES

Ben and Jerry’s

884-3040

$3-$7

N/A

NO

YES

V,MC,D

NO

YES

YES

The Black Duck

898-0100

D

$24-$30

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC,D

YES

YES

NO

Bliss

884-3350

B,L,D, Ice Cream

$2-$9

N/A

NO

YES

NONE

YES

YES

YES

Blue Pig Tavern

884-8422

B,L,D

$12-$26

BAR

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

YES

YES

The Boiler Room

884-8421

Cocktails

N/A

BAR

NO

NO

V,MC,AE,D

YES

NO

NO

The Brown Room

884-8421

Cocktails

N/A

BAR

NO

NO

V,MC,AE,D

YES

NO

NO

Cabanas

884-4800

B,L,D

$8-$25

BAR

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

NO

YES

YES

Cape May Bakers

884-7454

B,L

$3-$8

N/A

NO

YES

NONE

YES

YES

YES

Cape May Fish Market

770-3790

L,D

$10-$35

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

NO

YES

YES

Cape Orient

898-0088

L,D

$9-$21

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

YES

YES

Cappelletti’s Pizza

898-8885

L,D

$1-$17

BYOB

NO

YES

V, MC,D

YES

YES

YES

Carriage House

884-5111

L, Tea

$8-$18

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

YES

YES

Chalfonte Hotel

884-8409

B,D

$10-$34

BAR

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

NO

NO

YES

Cucina Rosa

898-9800

D

$12-$29

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

NO

YES

YES

C-View

884-4712

L, D

$4-$18

BAR

NO

NO

V, MC

YES

YES

YES

Depot Market Café

884-8030

B,L,D

$3-$15

BYOB

NO

YES

NONE, ATM

YES

YES

YES

886-1211

L,D

$6-$21

N/A

NO

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

YES

YES

The Ebbitt Room

884-5700

D

$26-$33

BAR

YES

NO

V,MC,AE,D

VALET

NO

NO

Fish and Fancy

886-8760

L,D

$5-$21

BYOB

NO

YES

V,MC

YES

YES

YES

5 West

889-7000

L,D

$6-$20

BAR

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

YES

YES

410 Bank Street

884-2127

D

$25-$37

BYOB

YES

NO

V,MC,AE,D

YES

NO

YES

Freda’s Café

884-7887

L,D

$21-$32

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC

NO

YES

YES

Frescos

884-0366

D

$18-$29

BYOB

YES

NO

V,MC,AE,D

YES

NO

YES

Gecko’s

898-7750

L,D

$10-$30

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC

NO

YES

YES

Godmother’s

884-4543

D

$12-$28

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC,D

YES

YES

YES

Harbor View

884-5444

B,L,D

$6-$30

BAR

NO

YES

V,MC

YES

YES

YES

Domino’s Pizza

Ice Cream


The Guide To Eating Out In Cool Cape May

Phone Number

B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner

Price Range Of Entrées

Is It BYOB Or Is There A Bar?

Should I Book A Table?

Is It Handicap Accessible?

Credit Cards Accepted

Is There On-Site Parking?

Is Takeout Available?

Is There Food for Children?

886-5529

L,D

$10-$21

BAR

NO

YES

V,MC,D

YES

YES

YES

88-HARRY

B,L,D

$8-$24

BAR

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

YES

YES

Hemingway’s

884-5611

B,L,D

$16-$34

BAR

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

YES

YES

HotDog Tommy’s

884-8388

L,D

$2-$5

N/A

N/A

YES

NONE

NO

YES

YES

Island Grill

884-0200

D

$13-$26

BYOB

YES

YES

NONE

YES

YES

YES

La Verandah

884-5868

D

$19-$32

BYOB

YES

YES

V,MC,AE

NO

NO

YES

Lucky Bones

884-2663

L,D

$6-$22

BAR

8 or more

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

YES

YES

Mad Batter

884-5970

B,L,D

$19-$30

BAR

YES

NO

V,MC,AE,D

NO

YES

YES

Magicbrain Cybercafe

884-8188

B, Cafe

$3-$7

N/A

N/A

YES

V,MC,AE,D

NO

YES

YES

Marie Nicole’s

522-5425

D

$19-$44

BAR

YES

YES

V,MC,AE,D

YES

NO

YES

Marq’s Pub & Restaurant

884-3500

B,D

$4-$22

BAR

YES

YES

V,MC,AE

NO

YES

YES

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Merion Inn

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YES

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Ocean View

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YES

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Oyster Bay

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YES

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NO

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Peter Shields Inn

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NO

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The Pilot House

884-3449

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The Red Store

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The Rusty Nail

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$10-$22

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YES

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$2-$6

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NO

YES

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NO

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YES

SeaSalt

884-7000

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$8-$22

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YES

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YES

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Tisha’s Fine Dining

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The Ugly Mug

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$12-$25

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NO

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NO

YES

YES

Uncle Bill’s Pancakes

884-7199

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$4-$9

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YES

YES

Union Park

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NO

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YES

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YES

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The Washington Inn

884-5697

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884-1233

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CAPE MAY BREWING COMPANY They started small and have taken off — try the beer, and you’ll see why. Enjoy it at many local bars, AND visit the brewery! WHERE IS IT? In the industrial complex of the Cape May Airport, a 10-minute drive from downtown Cape May.

Brewery Highlights HEFEWEIZEN Pale, spicy, fruity, refreshing, this fastmaturing beer is lightly hopped and shows a banana-and-clove yeast character. Great for summer, but enjoyed year-round.

WHY SHOULD I GO? The first microbrewery began with only three guys and a passion for brewing. Most of their equipment was homemade, and tastings were only held for a couple hours on Saturdays. Much has changed since those early days. Now open daily from 12-8pm, Cape May Brewery has added a new tap room, expanded beer distribution, and now own a much larger brewing system. They won Best IPA at the Atlantic City Beer Festival in 2012, and were granted an economic development loan from Lower Township and the state of New Jersey to help expand their business. Cape May Brewery also received the New Business Venture Award and the Conservation Award from the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce. Sure, they have grown out of using homemade equipment, and sure, their brews are now being sold to 22 restaurants throughout the area. There’s a lot about Cape May Brewery that has not changed, though. They have made sure to stay true to their roots — if you take a tour of the brewery, you will be led by an owner or a brewer, not an intern.

CRANBERRY WHEAT A marriage of cranberries and beer, this pale ale is all about the fruit. Pink to orange in color, there is a hint of sweetness and lots of the tart found in cranberries. HONEY PORTER English beer made with local honey. Brewed with hallertau hops the beer has restrained roasty characteristics differentiate it from stouts. CENTENNIAL IPA This winner of Best IPA at the 2012 Atlantic City Beer Festival is a very strong pale ale without the big maltiness.

INSIDER TIP If you go at the right time, you may be lucky enough to find a food truck out back, serving something delicious to go along with your brew. You can often find live music as well. Keep up to date with Cape May Brewery’s Facebook page and website to see what they’ve got going on.

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CAPE MAY IPA A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale. Emphasizes the hop aroma and flavor while muting the hop bitterness.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Cape May Winery opened for business in 1992. The Craig family, owners of the Washington Inn, bought it in 2003, with winemaker Darren Hesington in charge. Since then, this delightful site has grown into a must-visit destination. The winery has more than 20 varieties and is the fourth-largest producing winery in New Jersey. Cape May Winery houses a warm, welcoming tasting room and gift shop, a huge tank room, and barrel cave. Picture yourself on the second-floor deck overlooking the lush vineyard, or the patio, surrounded by vines as you sip the winery’s selection of award-winning vintages. A highlight this summer will be Wine Tasting Grill Nights, on Wednesdays, June 26 until September 11. At 6pm the doors open for wine and cheese, and at 7pm the buffet is served, cooked by the Washington Inn. Cost is $32 per person, plus wine, tax, gratuity. During regular hours, the winery is BYOF — bring your own food. In the cooler months, relax by the living room fireplace and sip a superb port, along with a bite (or two) of chocolate. Tastings are offered every day, year-round. The wine tour, explaining the process from grape to bottle, is also offered throughout the year, and special tours can also be arranged.

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WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know because not only do they sell their great products, they use them, too! Check out the facial products. They carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond Scrub Mask. Bath Time is ready for your party favor needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they

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HAWK HAVEN VINEYARD AND WINERY Take a trip out to this fun, inspiring spot, where the fine wine is only part of an unmissable experience WHERE IS IT? Off the beaten path, but only a 10-minute drive from Cape May, on Railroad Avenue in nearby Rio Grande. WHY SHOULD I GO? Because it is so worth a visit, whether you indulge in vino or not. Todd and Kenna Wuerker have created a casual place that is intimate and fun, warm and cool all at once. Situated on a sprawling 100-acre farm that has been in their family for generations, this relatively new enterprise has been a huge success. The emphasis is on fun — there is no sense of the stuffiness that one can find at some wineries. It’s a comfortable, casual place, with a welcoming bar that invites you to sit down and sample a glass of one of their awardwinning vintages. Relax and unwind with a bottle of wine and a gourmet cheese plate in the Barrel Room or on the Crushpad with an amazing view of the vineyard. INSIDER TIP Interested in some one-on-one time with the knowledgeable staff or the wine maker? Stop in midweek for a more intimate and educational wine-tasting experience.

Winery Highlights TASTE Wine tasting and wine by the glass. TOUR Educational vineyard and winery tours. RELAX Breathtaking vineyard-view seating. SPECIAL WEEKLY EVENTS Gourmet lunch menu, live music, Sangria Sundays and winepairing dinners. HAWK SERIES WINES American Kestrel White, Northern Harrier Red, and Redtailed Rose. EUROPEAN-STYLE RED BLENDS Quill and Talon. HAND-NUMBERED SIGNATURE SERIES LABEL Viognier, Gewurztraminer, Albarino, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo and Malbec. GOURMET CHEESE & CHOCOLATE PLATES The perfect accompaniments. HOURS Open every day all year — summer 11-7; spring/fall 11-6; winter 12-5.

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TURDO VINEYARDS AND WINERY Award-winning wines in a truly beautiful setting Winery Highlights TASTING ROOM Try five wines for $5, which includes a souvenir wine glass. PRIVATE TASTINGS AND PARTIES Turdo offers private tastings, and private parties for groups of eight or more. Perfect for bachelorette parties, birthdays, or a weekend getaway. NERO D’AVOLA Turdo is one of only two American producers of Nero D’Avola, a grape indigenous to Sicily. It’s intensely ruby red in color, with supple aromas of ripe black cherry and wild blackberry, followed by spicy notes of vanilla and black pepper.

WHERE IS IT? On Bayshore Road, North Cape May, at the corner of Ferry Road. WHY SHOULD I GO? In 1998 Sal “Turi” Turdo set out with a vision. Since then, his winery has welcomed thousands of visitors. He believes that you must prove yourself every year, with every vintage — with the main focus being quality, not quantity. Since his first vintage of Turis, in 2002, he has released 11 award-winning vintages. Great wines are produced in the vineyard. Since the fruit they use is 100% estate-grown, they can control the yield, hang time, and fruit quality to ensure the finest wines possible. Turdo is well known for growing and producing many varieties of wines not easily found on this side of the Atlantic. The most popular are Italian reds like Nero D’Avola, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto. All Turis wines have won multiple awards and medals from prestigious international competitions. Turdo is family-owned and operated. It all begins with Sal — his vision, commitment, and determination is what turned the five acres he purchased 14 years ago into a fully operational vineyard and winery. His wife Sara, and son Luca, have been an integral part of the winery’s success. And here’s something to savor as you sip — Turdo is the only New Jersey winery to be 100% solar powered.

SANGIOVESE Medium bodied with lots of forward fruit. Complex flavors of mushroom and truffles. Well balanced with subtle hints of spice and toasted oak. NEBBIOLO This 100% estategrown shows a lot of tannins, with a full body. Very complex with flavors of dried fruit, herbs and tobacco. With aromas of cedar and roses.

INSIDER TIP Stop in for a wine-tasting and see which variety is perfect for you. Call for details.

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WILLOW CREEK WINERY Stop by this beautiful winery for all things wine... tastings, classes, picnics, parties and more Winery Highlights WINE Estate-grown and bottled Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Malvasia Bianca, NJ Apple Wine, and even a NJ Pumpkin Wine. WINE & SANGRIA TASTINGS DAILY Taste them first to see which ones you want to buy for yourself or as a special gift. OUTDOOR WINE BAR Featuring frozen wine drinks, wine cocktails, and sangrias on the crush pad. There’s a bocce ball court, too. ADOPT-A-VINE PROGRAM Enjoy 12 full months of vineyard fun and education. From the vine to the bottle this is a great program for the wine enthusiast.

Photos by Robert Mayer

WHERE IS IT? On Stevens Street, near Rea’s Farm Market, in charmingly rural West Cape May WHY SHOULD I GO? The Southern Mansion’s Willow Creek Winery is the newest in the area, and the only one on the Cape May Island. Seasoned wine drinkers and newbies alike will delight in the beauty of this farm vineyard. This is 50 acres of stunning, unadulterated nature — the roaming game cocks are a reminder of that. And the gardens, designed by owner Barbara Wilde are breathtaking. This is the Garden State at its best. Then, of course, there’s that other reason to go — the wine itself. In a 12,000-square-foot post-beam winery built by Mennonites from Lancaster PA, both groups and private parties can participate in fun

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educational wine and sangria tastings, vineyard tours, garden tours and full farm tours daily, all year round. Or opt for a picnic, complete with fresh farm produce, cheese and some of Willow Creek’s finest varietals. Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Malvasia Bianca — there’s something for everyone. During the winery’s regularly offered tours and tastings, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy learning about winemaking, everything from planting to pruning to caring for the vines. Willow Creek is also a wonderful place to host your private winery event’s, or even a romantic picnic!

VINEYARD TOURS Hop aboard their ultra-cool, eco-friendly electric vineyard tour carts (seats 15) for a 45-minute tour through the farm, vineyard and fancy chicken coop. SPECIAL EVENTS Check out the website for events or to book a unique private winery event.

INSIDER TIP Out of town, but don’t want to miss out? Consider joining Willow Creek’s wine club.

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ARTISANS ALCOVE A timeless selection of vintage jewelry paired with modern world-class service. Invest in the past AND the future. Menu Some Store Highlights ENGAGEMENT RINGS Artisans Alcove specializes in stunning engagement rings. We dare her to say no when you pop the question with a oneof-a-kind sparklers. HEART & ARROWS Ideal-cut diamonds hand-chosen by Artisans Alcove owner, gemologist William Scott, in Antwerp, Belgium. These are some of the world’s finest diamonds.

WHERE IS IT? Look for the little cottage with the big diamond on the sign, centrally located near the Washington Street Mall and the ACME market on Lafayette Street. WHY SHOULD I GO? Artisans Alcove helps the past meet the present here in a big way with its incredible selection of vintage and estate jewelry. If you’re looking for a piece that is truly memorable, Artisans Alcove should be at the top of your destination shopping list. An Artisans gift is no ordinary bauble.

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Gemologist and appraiser William Scott heads the Artisans Alcove team, and they have consistently earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau in their 20 years of operation. One visit will confirm why — their selection is exquisite, and high quality is paramount. William searches through estate pieces with the eye of a curator, and has amassed a stunning inventory of treasures to commemorate the special moments of your life. Artisans’ selection of watches, diamonds, gold and vintage jewelry are all heirloom quality, not only dazzling in years

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past, they’ll dazzle for years to come. So celebrate the people you love (or treat yourself!) with a gift that has the beauty and charm of a bygone era and remains timeless as well. INSIDER TIP Artisans Alcove is not just for shopping! They offer the best prices or will trade for your unused jewelry. Plus, the well-educated staff can help you find the perfect engagement ring. Be sure to check out their new store in Ocean City, NJ if you are in that area!

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BALL WATCHES Artisans Alcove is south Jersey’s ONLY Ball Watch dealership. Their reputation among extreme sportsmen and explorers is second to none, with a tradition of engineering since 1891, when they were developed for America’s railroad employees. Ball watches are both impressive and unstoppable. REPAIRS Artisans are experts in watches and jewelry repair; bring them your precious heirlooms for expert service you can rely on.


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WHERE IS IT? Look for the rubber ducks in the window at 318 Washington Street Mall. WHY SHOULD I GO? If cleanliness is indeed next to godliness, then Bath Time is practically a religious experience. This wonderful store has more than 500 bars of soap to choose from. The beautifully arranged space is brimming with quality bath and body products that make you feel and smell great. Enjoy the contrast of colorful bottles and soaps against the white walls and black-and-white tiled floor. It’s beautiful and inviting. You’ll want to sample everything — and maybe you should! There’s no rush — you’re on vacation! One of their stand-out fragrances in 2013 is Egyptian Jasmine by KHALL. Available in a perfume, soap, aloe-based lotion, bath salts or candle — you will want this scent wrapped around you. Then there are the superb Cape May Blends — choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath or body oil. Bath Time also has a newly expanded mens collection which features robes, shaving accessories, soaps, and products for both the shower and bath. Bath Time is ready for your party favor needs, whether it’s a bridal or baby shower, surprise birthday or golden anniversary. INSIDER TIP Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite items.... they should know, because not only do they sell these great products, they use them too!

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name of business EXIT ZERO STORE & GALLERY

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WHERE IS IT? Chattel House Village on Sunset Boulevard, opposite the Shell gas station. They’re in the blue and green stores at the end of the row of colorful cottages. WHY SHOULD I GO? Because they recently expanded their store into a beautifully designed 2,500-square-foot, two-story shopping emporium that really DOES make people say “Wow!” when they walk in the door. And because they’re the people who publish this beautiful book, as well as Cape May’s weekly magazine, Exit Zero. This is where you will find Cape May’s coolest souvenirs... a wide range of top-quality, beautifully designed T-shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces, baseball caps, car magnets, coffee cups, travel mugs, various sets of Cape May postcards, greetings cards, plus several different kinds of embroidered tote and beach bags, all of which carry the legendary Exit Zero or the new Cape Mayniac logo. There are also prints of exquisite color Exit Zero covers painted every year by critically acclaimed artist Victor Grasso, as well as ever-popular prints by local artist Mike DeMusz. INSIDER TIP Buy one of our Surf Collection T-shirts (the three graphics on the right) and you get a FREE leather bracelet!

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EXIT ZERO STORE & GALLERY The coolest T-shirts, baseball caps and sweatshirts in town... plus a gorgeous collection of Cape May artwork Some Store Menu More Highlights BEAUTIFUL BOOKS A great range of highquality books about this beautiful island, most of which they also publish. As well as this book you are holding, there is the local blockbuster, The First Resort, a lavish history of Cape May. AMAZING RANGE OF PILLOWS Whether you’re decorating your beach home, or just bringing a bit of the beach to your city home, we have the best range of beachthemed pillows in town, including our best-selling Cape May line.

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WHERE IS IT? On Park Boulevard, across from the CVS Pharmacy in West Cape May. Look for all the locals. WHY SHOULD I GO? Because, as the Flying Fish folks say, there’s a “little bit of heart and soul in every object we make.” Owner Sue Lotozo designs and handprints each cool, off-beat shirt. You’ll find original, funky, retro designs on really high-quality garments, many of them celebrating Cape May life and some of its traditions. Check out the series that honors the town’s memorable beaches — Stegers, the Cove, Poverty and more. And for those of us who miss the iconic Voodoo Tree at Higbee’s Beach (which mysteriously disappeared a couple years ago), the Flying Fish has a beautiful gray shirt memorializing the tree. Veggies, lima beans, mermaids, local places of the past, nature and, of course, sea life are also beautifully represented at the Fish. The folks here like to keep a one-of-a-kind silk-screened inventory that is always changing, based on creative whims and inspired moments. You’ll also find hats, jewelry, dresses, accessories and much more. INSIDER TIP If you’re a business owner and want your staff to look comfy AND cool, the Flying Fish does wholesale orders. The Exit Zero Store and Gallery, owned by the publishers of this book, gets most of its merchandise printed at Flying Fish Studio.

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GALLERY D’MAY FINE ART name of business

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Since its formation, Gallery D’May has established relationships with artists around the world, and now represents more than 20 great talents. The owners take great care to present a large selection of styles so collectors can always find something new to add to their collection. Local, regional, and international artists, some of them among the leading artists of our time, have works here, including Robert Finale, Paige Bradley, David Lotton, Anna Razumovskay and Eric Christensen (see Gallery Highlights). Most importantly, the gallery makes every effort to tailor to the needs of the customer, offering special order service and custom works for clients. Art consultants can share inspiration about specific works of art... as well as hearing recommendations on the best places to dine and visit in the area. Because when visitors become clients, Gallery D’May believes that it is just the beginning of a long relationship. First-class artist receptions are hosted each year in order for clients to have the opportunity to spend time with the artist they collect. In short, the gallery owners strive to create a comfortable experience that clients will remember.

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HAPPY BABY name of business

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WHERE IS IT? On beautiful Jackson Street, just off the Washington Street Mall.

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name of business LOUISA’S CHOCOLATE BAR

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batches and mixed with ingredients such as organic coffee, sugarcane, and dry figs. The result? A heavenly experience for your tastebuds (and your soul). WHY SHOULD I GO? It’s hard to believe that one Louisa’s Chocolate Bar is a showcase for all of this of the planet’s most indulgent, enjoyable treats starts invention, WHY SHOULD I GO? a place where it’s okay for grown men and with a humble little cacoa bean. And, in the case of women to act like kids in a candy shop. How could you Louisa’s, pesticide-free, organic little cacao beans. NOT drool over the Hickory Smoked Almond Deep Chocolate is having a heyday — never before have there CLEANLINESS jdlkfjdlkjflkdjflkdlfd Milk Chocolate Bar or the Sea Salt Caramel and Peanut been so many varieties of ridiculously tasty, carefully Dark Chocolate Bar? Louisa’s also sells small batches of made treats. Chocolatiers all over the world (many John and Kira’s chocolate, made in Philadelphia. of them in America) are dreaming up new, delectable ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

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name business LOVE of THE COOK

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WHERE IS IT? On the Washington Street Mall, near the Perry Street side. WHY SHOULD I GO? First there is the smell: a mixture of coffee, spices, herbs. Then, the goodies. Everything you need for your dream kitchen is here. Let’s start with coffee. They roast their own delicious small-batch blends, courtesy of sister company, Cape May Roasters, just a couple miles outside of downtown Cape May. The blends are available as whole beans or ground, and flavors include Pecan Sticky Bun, Double Double Vanilla, Hazelnut, and their house blend. Try some and you will see just why so many customers keep coming back for more. As for teas, there are classics like Darjeeling and Earl Gray, newer blends (Summer Breeze, Emperor of Japan) and flavored green teas like Strawberry Cream. There are more spices, oils, sauces, mustards, herbs and salad dressings than you can shake a wooden spoon at — and they have those, too. They have gadgets like Hot Spots — silicone pads that act as trivets, hot pads, jar openers, and provide a perfect surface for mixing bowls and cutting boards. INSIDER TIP Love The Cook has a great selection of cookbooks, from national best-sellers to collections of Cape May recipes, including the unmissable The Essential Lucky Bones Cookbook, and an update of their best-seller, The Washington Inn Cooks for Friends.

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MAC MUSEUM SHOPS Want to take a little of Cape May home with you? These shops will do the trick. Some Store Menu Highlights CARRIAGE HOUSE SHOP They have truly pretty souvenirs, all with that oldfashioned feel that says “Cape May,” plus a large assortment of well-chosen books, from Cape May’s colorful history to its controversial ghosts, as well as ever-popular classics. Choose from lovely teapots and accessories, plus a selection of Harney’s Tea. There’s lots for children, too, from playsets and fun stuff, to beautifully illustrated books. LIGHTHOUSE SHOP Everything already mentioned, plus clothing items that prove you climbed the lighthouse, or warm you on a brisk evening beach walk. The lighthouse’s image is also reproduced in matted photos, prints, notecards, bookmarks, and posters. MEMBER SAVINGS If you become a member of MAC, you will get a 10% discount off any purchases in either of the museum shops.

WHERE ARE THEY? There are two shops run by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC): The Carriage House Gallery Shop, at the Emlen Physick Estate on Washington Street; and the Cape May Lighthouse Shop at Cape May Point State Park. WHY SHOULD I GO? These stores not only comprise a great shopping experience, but every time you make a purchase at either one, you are contributing to the ongoing restoration of the three historic sites operated by this multi-faceted nonprofit organization: the magnificent 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, which is the city’s only Victorian house museum, the Cape May Lighthouse, and the World War II Lookout Tower. The Emlen Physick Estate is home to the Carriage House Gallery Shop, an emporium of delightful collectibles. You’ll find a large assortment of books, an array of jewelry, clothing, and a treasure trove of tea-related items, plus a variety of Harney’s tea — along with the mixes to make your own scones to serve with it. INSIDER TIP The Cape May Lighthouse Museum Shop is housed in the lighthouse’s original oil house. There you will find a large collection of lighthouse models, including collectibles in a range of sizes, plus nature and maritime-inspired items.

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SEASIDE CHEESE COMPANY Perfect if you’re hosting a party, for after-dinner treats, or a quality beach picnic... this is cheese headquarters! WHERE ARE THEY? In the bustling strip of stores along Park Boulevard, near the CVS pharmacy in West Cape May.

Menu Some Store Highlights CHEESES (OF COURSE!) More than 200 different cheeses to satisfy any palate, and the list just keeps growing.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Seaside Cheese has established itself in very short order as a must-visit for both locals and visitors to Cape May all year-round. The question is: however did we get by without it all those years? Steve and Barb White’s store is truly a gem. The cheeses (and other various savory snacks) are superb, the service is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Whether you’re hosting a party or invited to one, make it easy on yourself and order a cheese plate or two. Your party host (or guests) will love you for it. The selection of cheeses and accoutrements can be a bit dizzying, but steady there — Steve, Barb and company stand ready to assist you in your decision making process. There won’t be a detail overlooked in your gift basket, always a perfect offering. Are you looking for something more substantial to munch on? Seaside Cheese also offers a small but scrumptious sandwich menu... but only the menu is small. The sandwiches are actually quite generous in size. Seaside Cheese is open seven days year-round, from 10-6pm Monday-Saturday and 10-4pm on Sundays.

BELLAVITANO MERLOT Features a rich and creamy texture with a taste reminiscent of an aged, premium Cheddar. CREAM OF BALSAMIC If you haven’t tried this delicious elixir, you MUST! Four great flavors, and it’s amazing on cheese. SEASIDE BEACH PAILS The perfect beach snack — a sand pail filled with crackers, spreads and nuts. GIFT BASKETS A made-to-order cheese tray is a great gift, and Seaside will ship it anywhere in the USA. PRIVATE TASTING Looking to do something a little different this weekend? Grab a loved one (or two), and a bottle of wine (or two), and come in for a private tasting. Tastings are by reservation only.

INSIDER TIP Have you heard about a cheese you must try? In the unlikely event Seaside Cheese doesn’t already carry it, the staff will special order it for you.

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SUNSET BEACH GIFT SHOPS, GRILLE AND GOLF One-stop gift shopping, for yourself or your favorite seashore lover Menu Some Store Highlights CAPE MAY DIAMONDS What’s a girl’s best friend? Whatever her age, she’ll love looking for quartz pebbles on the beach (they make a 200-mile journey from the Delaware Water Gap until the churning currents around the Concrete Ship fling them onto the beach). SHELLS The most varied and reasonably priced, shell selection north of Florida. A great way to spend a family afternoon. GOOD EATS It is a proven fact that the gourmet and specialty foods, soups and candy they have at Sunset Beach will make you smile.

WHERE IS IT? As you make the two-mile drive down Sunset Boulevard, you’ll see the lighthouse. Head further down, toward the sunset, which reflects on the World War II watchtower, and you’ll see the red light that marks the end of the road and the start of your adventure. WHY SHOULD I GO? Many reasons! This is the home of one of the most enduring Cape May traditions — the lowering of the American flag every night at sunset in the summer to the strains of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America.” Sunsets are spectacular here. Don’t even think about leaving Cape May without witnessing one at Sunset Beach. Don’t worry that your kids will be over the whole sunset thing — there’s plenty of other stuff to do. There’s a beautifully designed miniature golf course, and more fun can be had browsing the three gift stores. Hungry? Sunset Beach Grille serves burgers, dogs and other classics. Come an hour or two before the ceremony and search for Cape May diamonds, the quartz stones that wash up on this stretch of beach. Or, head into the gift shop and buy some already polished. Sunset Beach is open year-round.

TREASURES OF THE EARTH A unique and affordable variety of jewelry. Plus, in their rock shop you’ll browse minerals, fossils and rocks that will interest the eager eyes of the curious to the serious collector. APPAREL Hoodies and hats, T-shirts, dresses and footwear for the family.

INSIDER TIP Visit on December 6 and 7, 2013 for Hospitality Nights, featuring live music, food, giveaways and lots of fun. One of the big attractions year-round is the famous Concrete Ship. Why did they build it out of concrete, you might ask? Come find out!

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WHERE IS IT? 106 Sunset Boulevard, on the left if you’re heading toward Sunset Beach. WHY SHOULD I GO? Sunset Liquors opened in 2012, becoming the first establishment in West Cape May’s 128-year history with a liquor license. But this is only one reason the store has created such a buzz. The 3,000-square- foot building, owned by the O’Hara family, has a Wild West vibe. It’s sided with reclaimed Cypress wood from the underground mushroom boxes of Amish farms, and decorated with wine barrels from local vineyards. But unlike the Wild West, the building has a calming feel. This isn’t your typical warehouse-style liquor store — think Edison lightbulbs in homemade fixtures instead of harsh fluorescent lighting. The look is a combination of boutique and homey, which isn’t easy to pull off, but it works. Contributing to this boutique feel is a selection of 120 craft beers. The wine selection, four aisles large, is massive, including varietals from California to Australia to New Zealand, and in prices ranging from $5.49 to $250. Liquor more your thing? They’ve got everything from a $9 bottle of tequila to a $2,400 bottle of cognac. On the off-chance you don’t see what you’re looking for, just let the crew behind the counter know, and they’ll do their best to have it ordered. INSIDER TIP With the Mix-of-Six wall, you have the freedom to create your own sixpack. This way, if you try something new and don’t like it, you won’t be stuck with five unwanted beers in the fridge. Sounds like a plan.

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JEWELRY Beautiful sets of sparkly fun, fit for a princess in a wide range of styles. At these prices you can afford to be generous, whether it’s a gift or for little old you! A SUIT OF ARMOR No, we’re not kidding. Just the thing for the person who literally has everything. ARTWORK Unusual and surprising, the art here is worth seeing — from charming old prints and paintings to the sad clown era. NAUTICAL PIECES An entire room of sailboats, buoys, lighthouses, old salts, and portholes. Take home a piece of the ocean.


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COMPANY CAPE MAYNAME OLIVE OIL COMPANY

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YEARBOOKS AND PROGRAMS Cape May Sports Memorabilia focuses on carrying New York and Philadelphia baseball and football teams, along with a wide variety of other teams. BASEBALL PROGRAMS They have quite the collection of programs from All-Star and World Series baseball games of your favorite teams. SPORTS BOOKS Cape May Sports Memorabilia carries a large selection of vintage hardcover book titles, including some hard to find books... for example, My 66 Years in The Big Leagues by Connie Mack for the Phillies fans.

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COMPANY NAME CAPE WINDS FLORIST

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COMPANY NAMESQUARE MALL CARPENTER’S

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WHERE IS IT? On Perry Street from Congress Hall, next to Cape May’s famous Pink WHY SHOULD I GO? House, and just half-a-block from the Atlantic Ocean. CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath willIhelp WHY SHOULD GO?soothe Cape your May skin is an artistic today town, to and has shopping to match. Art getitstarted! and relax your mind. And antique then there the Décor Gallery features andare contemporary prints for collecting or decorating. superb Cape May Blends. You can choose SOMA NewArt Gallery showcases the amazing and ever-changing works of the area’s from 120 options and have it made right in best emerging artistsit(see page bubble 250). Enjoy stunning Cape May photos at Spirit Catcher front of you, whether be lotion, Gallery. Across hall, recharge bath, body oil or the whatever you are inwith the a Green Mountain organic coffee at MagicBrain mood for! (see page 163... and surf the web while you’re at it.) For Southwest cuisine CyberCafé. Be sure ask the staffthe about theirit’s Gecko’s (see page 106). Find jewelry, home décor at lunch, or to dinner under stars, favorite products... they should know and exotic clothing from around the globe at No. 5 Trading Co. (see page 265). Browse because not only do they sell their great the latestthey colorful creations at Off out Thethe Wall Art by Peri. And visit the Cape May Stage products, use them, too! Check ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? Box Office for They showcarry tickets from Equity theater company. Get a facial products. items fortheir everyaward-winning skin type. at Our favorite is thepage Honey Almond massage The Well (see 277.) So many choices, so little time! Scrub Mask. INSIDER TIP is Art galleries, eclectic shops for browsing, a restaurant, and coffee shop Bath Time ready for your party favor with wi-fi — all under one roof! Carpenter’s needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, Square Mall is a great place to while away BATH Time h birthday oror golden anniversary, asurprise rainy afternoon summer evening.they

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COMPANY NAME CELEBRATE CAPE MAY

Two nice sentences that sayshot lovelyglasses things, both with a period after them. From T-shirts to caps, to magnets, jewelry to decals.... check out a huge selection of souvenirs Some store Some Store highlights Highlights HERMIT CRABS RUBBER DUCKIES Cape May’s hermit Their mascot, and crab claimheadquarters! to fame! More Bring the family to than 45 different kinds, see hundreds of these from well-dressed little critters on their bath buddies,TVs... to gentle large-screen giants. then choose your new pet! different kinds, from CAPE MAY DECALS well-dressed bath More than buddies, to 100 gentle different giants. Cape Mayinspired decals to choose from.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS honey this natural WHERE IS IT?isLook forbase, the horse and carriages, at the Washington Commons Mall. bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! WHY SHOULD I GO? you and relax your mind. AndBecause then there arecan thebrowse the largest selection of souvenirs superb May Blends. can May choose in town,Cape including a ton ofYou Cape T-shirts, sweat, and children’s clothing, jewelry, from 120 options and have it made right in spoon rests, and car decals. magnets, shot glasses, even piggy banks, front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble May you has are been in business since 1998, and they are a full-service bath,Celebrate body oil orCape whatever in the souvenir mood for!and gift shop that, as the name suggests, celebrates Cape May! They carry Be sureof to other ask thebeachy staff about their thousands items, as well as the most extensive selection of hermit crabs favorite products... they should know crabs! Come on — you know you want one. on the island. That’s right — hermit because not only do they sell their great And when writing to your jealous friends back home, make sure you get your products, they use them, too! Check out the postcards there, too... fiveitems for only $1. You really won’t beatELSE that Ideal anywhere else. ANYTHING NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry for every skin type. Our is the Honey Almondand take your favorite crab home — for FREE. INSIDER TIP favorite Buy a hermit crab habitat Scrub Mask. Just select one of their start-up sets, starting at $14.99, and they’ll throw in the crab of Bath Time is ready for your party favor your at no Stop in for info on their weekly hermit crab races... needs.choice Whether foradditional a bridal or charge. baby shower, BATH Time surprise birthday or goldenfor anniversary, theyonly happens it is great entertainment all ages and at hCelebrate Cape May!

CAPE MAY SOUVENIRS Hundreds of unique Cape May souvenirs, from tie tac pins and snow globes to keychains, mugs, back-scratchers (yes — back-scratchers!) and more. WINE A LOT? Celebrate CM has cool wine souvenirs from etched glasses to CM wine shirts and aprons. Perfect for the oenophile in all of us. CLOTHING A huge selection of Cape May hoodies, T-shirts, tanks, sundresses, hats, and sun visors. Check out Celebrates’ unique Cape May sweatshirts and Sherpa blankets and their one of a kind CM beach bags that are new for 2013!

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COMPANY COLORS NAME

Two nice sentences thatand say lovely things, HQ bothfor withlines a period after them. Casual, fun styling, your local like Fresh Produce, Life Is Good, and Crocs, too Some store Some Store highlights Highlights FRESH RUBBERPRODUCE DUCKIES Continues toand be Their mascot, made infame! the USA claim to More as one of the than 45 different kinds, most refreshing from well-dressed and captivating bath buddies, gentle casual resorttoand giants. sportswear lines in America. Known and different kinds, from loved by women well-dressed bath for lush colors, yearbuddies, to gentle round sensibility, giants. simply inspired design and coastal comfort.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? You’ll find the softest, most comfortable clothes around — they’reWHY the biggest retailer SHOULD I GO?in the mid-Atlantic for Fresh Produce. This coordinated line isisallhoney aboutbase, colorthis andnatural comfort. CLEANLINESS will helpselection soothe your skinredColors also stocks abubbling large andbath irresistible of the and relax yoursweatshirts, mind. And then therecaps are the hot Life Is Good items, with T-shirts, baseball and superb Cape May Blends. You can choose more. And if you are looking for a pair of ridiculously comfortable from 120 options and have it made right in and extremely practical front Crocs, further! Colors every of look you, no whether it be lotion,stocks bubble imaginable hue, from thebath, brightest summer hues to earthy tones body oil or whatever you are in the mood afor! you can wear all year. There’s reason tens of millions of these Be sure to ask the staff about their have been sold all over America. favorite products... they should know There is also a great selection of cotton dresses, capris, skirts, because not only do they sell their great fitted and fun T-shirts. Celebrate summer with day-to-evening products, they use them, too! Check out the looks and styles for every attitude. Colors Lyndaforand facial products. Theyowners carry items every skinwill type. Ouryou favorite Honey Almond Steve Haley and their staff greet withisa the smile as you walk Scrub still Mask. through the door. And you’ll be smiling when you leave.

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COMPANY NAME COTTON COMPANY

Two nice sentences that say lovely things, both with a period after them. Offering comfortable fashions for contemporary women of every size Some store Some Store highlights Highlights DEMOCRACY RUBBER DUCKIES Democracy’s Their mascot, and eclectic approach claim to fame! More to effortless and than 45 different kinds, affordable style from well-dressed serves those bath buddies, to gentle customers seeking giants. trends with wearable an appropriate yet different kinds, from modern fit. bath well-dressed JENNY buddies, SWEATERS to gentle These giants. ageless sweaters can be worn by any generation.

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CABLE AND GAUGE From fun, flirty shapes to comfortable classics, personal style starts at the top. Start yours with Cable and Gauge. AUGUST SILK Seamlessly blending fashion, versatility and comfort, the August Silk brand embodies a woman’s inner beauty, confidence and chic sense of style. EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE Effortless chic isn’t always so... well, effortless. Rely on the stellar staff at Cotton Company and Lace Silhouettes to help you make just the right selections for you.

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COMPANY DELLAS 5 NAME & 10

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COMPANY ELLA RAE NAME SUMMER BOUTIQUE

Two nice sentences say lovely period afteron them. The boutique thatthat makes you things, chic, both withwith the aemphasis quality, affordability and service Some store Some Store highlights Highlights CLASSIC STYLES RUBBER DUCKIES Beautiful Dolce Their mascot, and Vita AJ claimsandals to fame!and More Morgan sunglasses. than 45 different kinds, STEVE MADDEN from well-dressed Clothing, purses and bath buddies, to gentle sandals available. giants. CHINESE LAUNDRY different kinds, from From stylish daytime well-dressed bath looks to evening buddies, to gentle collections, a brand at the forefront of giants. fashion footwear. MELIE BIANCO High-end handbags at an affordable price. BIG BUDDHA A lovely selection of purses and clutches.

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COMPANY NAME GOOD SCENTS

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COMPANY NAMESHARK GREAT WHITE

Two nice sentences that say lovelybeach things, essentials both with a period after them. T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, and Cape May souvenirs galore Some store Some Store highlights Highlights T-SHIRTS RUBBER DUCKIES Great quality,and Their mascot, including a bigMore claim to fame! selection of garmentthan 45 different kinds, dyed shirts in a from well-dressed variety of colors. bath buddies, to gentle Don’t miss a funny giants. of T-shirts selection for everyone the different kinds,infrom family, especially well-dressed bath that person who’s hard buddies, to gentle to buy for. You likely giants.leave this store won’t without laughing.

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WHERE IS IT? The middle block on Cape May’s charming Washington Street Mall. You can tell by the folks gathered out front laughing at the shirts in the window. WHY SHOULD I GO? The Great White Shark has the largest selection around of heavyweight sweats and hoodies, plus a great selection of Jerzey sweatpants and Soffe shorts for every member of the family. They also carry a great assortment of beach bags, sunglasses, beach towels, tank tops and longsleeved tees.

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COMPANY NAME MARKET GREEN STREET

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will helpExit soothe your WHERE IS IT? Take 4A on theskin Garden State Parkway, or head north on Route 9. today to get started! and relax your mind. And then there are the WHY GO? Take superbSHOULD Cape MayI Blends. Youadvantage can chooseof this vacation to relax, improve your health, and generally feel better about yourself. You’re from 120 options and have it made right in only a short drive to what your body deserves Green Marketitisbe a full-service grocery store that features fresh organic produce, front ofStreet you, whether lotion, bubble bath, body oil and or whatever youmeals, are in the meats, vegan vegetarian wheat/gluten and allergen-free foods, natural and mood for! organic personal care products, vitamins and supplements, gourmet specialty items, Be sure to ask the staff about their books, CDs and pet supplies. favorite products... they should know Whether youdo want fill their a picnic basket for an afternoon at the beach or need because not only theytosell great ingredients for a delicious healthy gourmet products, they use them, too! Check out the dinner, Green Street Market has it all. As you ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? might expect, the atmosphere tranquil with friendly, knowledgeable facial products. They carry itemsisfor every and welcoming, skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond staff.

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ORGANIC RUBBER DUCKIES PRODUCE Their mascot, and Locally fresh, claim togrown, fame! More and better tasting than 45 different kinds, than any mere fruit from well-dressed or veggie you’ve bath buddies, to gentle ever experienced giants. from a supermarket. Who knew thatfrom different kinds, environmentally well-dressed bath conscious choices buddies, to gentle were this yummy? giants. ORGANIC/WILD MEATS AND FISH Wild eco-fish salmon isn’t just healthier; this little fishy’s free agency in a wild world just gives him more flavor. And real beef, from healthy, organic grass-fed cattle, tastes better than anything you’ve had in your burger recently. SPECIALTY ITEMS Can’t find it? Just ask. COSMETICS Cut down allergic reactions to cosmetics and personal care products when you choose all-natural ingredients. Stop putting petroleum on your pores! HEALTHY PETS If it’s bad for you, it’s probably bad for Fluffy and Rex, too. Protect their health, coat, skin and eyes with organic pet food.


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COMPANY NAMEJEWELRY HENRY’S FINE

Two niceMay’s sentences that sayJeweler lovely things, both1972, with aHenry’s period after Cape Landmark since is athem. celebration of fun that will have you saying WOW! Some store Store highlights Highlights

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WHERE IS IT? IInGO? the heart of the Washington Street Mall. WHY SHOULD CLEANLINESS is honey base, thisHenry’s, natural Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler, brings decades of WHY SHOULD I GO? Because bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! quality and matchless experience to its selection, offering unique designs, uncompromising and relax your mind. And then there are the value. There’s a dazzling superb Cape May Blends.array You of candistinctive choose pieces that you won’t find in other stores... from inexpensive, fun accessories to genuine from 120 options and have it made right inTahitian pearls and all-natural canary diamonds. You’llof also find a tantalizing selection of museum-quality colored gemstones, including a front you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body or whatever you are in the rainbow of oil sapphire and tourmaline, as well as tanzanite and emerald. Scott Thomas, store mood for!and jewelry designer, hand-selects each beautiful gem. manager Be sure to ask the staff about their Discover sophisticated collections of classic, contemporary, traditional and Victorian favorite products... they should know jewelry, youdotothey see sell andtheir touchgreat — and very possibly buy — in a casual, no-pressure because all notfor only atmosphere. products, they use them, too! Check out the ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? is also Cape headquarters, proudly presenting its custom “Oceans facialHenry’s products. They carryMay’s itemsbridal for every skin type.collection, Our favorite is the Honey Almond of Love” along with a wide selection of proven bridal party favorites Scrub Mask. INSIDER TIP Henry’s source for the Original Cape May Hook Bracelets Bath Time is ready is foryour yourexclusive party favor and for authentic Pandora Jewelry. Plus, the new Cape May Wave (pictured above) is just needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, BATH Time h Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler. surprise birthday golden anniversary, they one of many ScottorThomas Designs you’ll find only at Henry’s,

ORIGINAL CAPE RUBBER DUCKIES MAY Their HOOK mascot, and BRACELET claim to fame! More Celebrate Cape than 45 different kinds, May’s history and from well-dressed charm with this bath buddies, to gentle elegant and artistic giants. statement. A stylized ‘C’ hookskinds, into an different from architecturallywell-dressed bath inspired ‘M’ that buddies, to gentle is reminiscent of giants. Victorian spires. The union of the two symbolizes the hook that Cape May has on the hearts of many. Only Henry’s offers this unique design. Capture Cape May’s beauty and Victorian ambiance with the Original Cape May Hook Bracelet… a symbolic treasure. MARAH LAGO LARIMAR One of nature’s bestkept secrets, larimar is a beautiful, natural blue stone found only in one remote Caribbean mountain area. Nature ensures that no two pieces are alike. TAHIZEA The official trademark of a genuine Tahitian pearl. Purchasing a piece of Tahizea jewelry is your guarantee of owning a rare miracle of nature.

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COMPANY NAME INKWELL OUTLET STORE

Two nice Cape sentences say lovely both with aand period after them. Quality Maythat shirts, hats,things, bags, prints more... all locally printed at affordable prices Some Store Some store Highlights highlights

WHERE IS IT? Across from Depot Market Café on Elmira Street. WHERE IS IT?

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Because Inkwell isn’t just the local printing company that producesWHY so many of theI GO? menus and rack cards SHOULD CLEANLINESS is honey base,also thisproduces natural that you see all over our little town. The company bubbling bath will help soothe your beautifully designed quality T-shirts (for big kids and littleskin ones, and relax your mind. And then there are the too) printed in the USA:superb right here on Elmira Street and, just as Cape May Blends. You can choose importantly, at hot-off the-press prices. from 120 options and have it made right in frontbesides. of you, whether be lotion, bubble And there is a lot more Inkwellitalso produces its own bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mousepads, lots of local artists’ prints, postcards, and note cards. mood for! And every business-personBe in sure towntohas likely had their his or her askmost the staff about business cards printed favorite here. products... they should know

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INSIDER TIP We’re gladproducts, you asked! also find resortwear theyYou use can them, too! Check out the for infants AND dogs, along local They cookbooks. Andfor you can’t facial with products. carry items every skinsmall-town type. Our favorite the Honeyowners Almond beat Inkwell for personal, service.isCompany Scrub Mask. Heidi and Cy Cummings make it easy for you to support your Bath Time is ready for your party favor local businesses and develop a personal withshower, the needs. Whether forrelationship a bridal or baby vendors. surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they

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RESORT WEAR RUBBER DUCKIES Inkwell carries Their mascot, and resortwear for men, claim to fame! More women, children, than 45 different kinds, babies, and even the from well-dressed family pooch. You’ll bath T-shirts, buddies, to gentle find tanks, sweatshirts, shorts, giants. hats andkinds, more from at offdifferent the-mall prices! well-dressed bath PERSONALIZED buddies, to gentle STATIONERY giants. Design your own personal stationery or choose one of Inkwell’s designs, from elegant to playful. COOKBOOKS Inkwell carries a selection of cookbooks from local restaurants and B&Bs. PRINTING SERVICES Design and printing of menus, rack cards, envelopes, business cards and more. CALLING CARDS With so much information these days, these useful cards list all your pertinent details, like phone numbers, email, website, fax numbers and more. RECIPE CARDS Great for the cook who likes to share recipes with family and friends.


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COMPANY NAME JOE CANAL’S DISCOUNT LIQUORS

Two nice sentences say lovely things, with a period after them. Throwing a partythat or stocking up forboth summer? Welcome to the supermarket of beverages. Some store Some Store highlights Highlights WINE SELECTION RUBBER DUCKIES One the biggest Theirof mascot, and selections in the area, claim to fame! More at oh-so-reasonable than 45 different kinds, prices. Joe Canal’s from well-dressed is always adding new bath buddies, to gentle finds... and having giants. fantastic sales. Check website differenttheir kinds, from regularly. well-dressed bath BUY IN BULK buddies, to gentle The sheer size of giants. this place means you can get cases, kegs, and great prices on a huge variety of beers, wines and liquors.

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WHY SHOULD GO? WHERE IS IT? IOn Wildwood Boulevard in Rio Grande, just off Exit 4A.

CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural WHY SHOULD GO?soothe One word: selection. No other area liquor store has dedicated bubbling bath willI help your skin today to get started! quite as much floor And space to the world’s and relax your mind. then there are thevarieties of alcohol as Joe Canal’s has. So superb Cape May Blends.for You can choose whether you’re looking a six-pack or a keg, margarita mix or a bottle of fine wine, this from 120 options and have it made right in place is like a cathedral and a supermarket combined. front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble Canal’s out you theirare competition for a couple of reasons: their fair prices and bath,Joe body oil or beats whatever in the their service. Bottles you didn’t even know were sold in the States can be moodconscientious for! Be surethere, to ask and the staff purchased theirabout wall oftheir refrigerators (it’s the size of a small city block) means favorite they and should know you can products... pick up a nice frosty treat. because not only do they sell their great And at Joe Canal’s, you’ll be surprised by the extensive wine selection. Combine that products, they use them, too! Check out the with salesThey and carry this isitems the place to go to getANYTHING your bottleELSE for a Inice dinner in Cape May. NEED TO KNOW? facialgreat products. for every

Their website, joecanals.com, has plenty more information. skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond

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COMPANY NAME SHOP KATE’S FLOWER

Two nicestill sentences say way lovelytothings, both with a period after them. sorry, or... I love you There isn’t a that better say thank you, congratulations, Some store Some Store highlights Highlights WEDDINGS RUBBER DUCKIES Personal attention Their mascot, and and value are claimgood to fame! More Kate’s fortes. Let than 45 different kinds, them get to know from well-dressed you so they can help bath buddies, to gentle make the wedding of giants. your dreams. Make an appointment for a different kinds, from free consultation. well-dressed bath CUT FLOWERS buddies, to gentle Stop giants.by and let Kate’s provide the perfect bouquet for a birthday, anniversary or just because — a broad selection of fresh flowers is available year-round.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Many of Cape May’s top B&Bs and restaurants are decorated with Kate’s cut flower bouquets, and her WHY SHOULD I GO? expertise is clearly in evidence at CapeisMay weddings. CLEANLINESS honey base, this natural bubblingsince bath 1984, will help your skin Kate’s has been in business andsoothe strongly value and relax your their mind.customers And then there are the their community ties, getting to know personally. superb Cape May Blends. You can choose Kate says that she has followed people’s lives — having done floral from 120 options and have it made right in arrangements for their wedding, baby showers, their children’s front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble weddings and THEIR baby showers! Kate takes pride in the bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! they sell and they strive to give exceptional quality of the flowers Be sure to ask of thedesign staff about their and good value. Her staff has nearly 50 years experience, favorite products... they should know are committed to making your event a success. because not only do they sell their great You can always get your pointthey beautifully with flowers, products, use them, too! Check whether out the it’s a get-well plant, or a facial bunchproducts. of posiesThey to say “I’mitems sorry” carry foror every skin type. Our Honey Almond “Thinking of you.” And sometimes it’s afavorite matterisofthe a little bouquet Scrub of flowers as a pick-me-up on aMask. dreary day.

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COMPANY NAME LACE SILHOUETTES

Two nice sentences thatand say lovely things, both period after them. Lingerie, sleepwear accessories forwith reala women. Really! Some store Some Store highlights Highlights LINGERIE RUBBER DUCKIES But course!and Theirofmascot, Sensible or sexy, claim to fame! More you’ll find it all here — than 45 different kinds, bras, panties, corsets. from well-dressed SLEEPWEAR bath buddies, to gentle Pajamas and giants. nightshirts, as well different kinds, from as the popular Karen Neuberger well-dressedline. bath buddies, to gentle TOP BRANDS All your favorites giants. are here, including the ones you know and love and the ones you haven’t met yet: Natori, Wacoal, LeMystere (Oprah’s favorite bra) and Hanky Panky.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural WHERE IS IT? On the Washington Street mall, next to sister Cotton Company. bubbling bathstore, will help soothe your skin and relax your mind. And then there are the WHY SHOULD I GO? Because proper underwear benefits both the wearer and superb Cape May Blends. You can choose the beholder, that’s why. Whether you’re looking for sexy or sensible, this is one stop from 120 options and have it made right in undergarment and sleepwear shopping for you, or for of theyou, woman in your life. front whether it be lotion, bubble Bras, panties, corsets, sleepwear, robes, tees bath, and camisoles, andyou more. body oil orhosiery whatever are Find in the mood for! top brands here like Cosabella, Natori, Hanky Panky and Wacoal. And don’t forget the Beslippers, sure to ask the staff ones aboutlike their accessories, whether impractical ones like high-heeled or practical bra favorite products... they should know extenders and Fabric Care Wash. because not only do they sell their great Getting married? Make it a honeymoon to remember bridal askthe products,with theyspecial use them, too!lingerie Check —out their friendly and knowledgeable staff for recommendations andThey they’ll helpitems you find just the facial products. carry for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond right thing for you. Scrub Mask. INSIDER TIP Are you wearing the right-sized bra? Something 80 percent ofparty thosefavor of us Bath Timelike is ready for your who wear one are not. One visit to Lace Silhouettes and one of their expert bra fitters will needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, rectify that situation. Adjust your bra, adjust yoursurprise attitude.birthday or golden anniversary, they

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SEXY, SASSY ACCESSORIES A sexy kitten-heel mule? Stockings with built-in garter? You’re not going to find these at the local clothing store, but Lace Silhouettes has got you covered. BRA-FITTING SPECIALISTS If the stunning selection of bras isn’t enough to inspire you, at least make sure you’re wearing the right size. A session with a Bra Therapist will have you feeling — not to mention looking so much better. It’s all about the bra.

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COMPANY NAME MARY ANN’S JEWELRY

Two nice sentences that say lovely both withbut a period after them. It might be the smallest shop things, on the mall, it’s packed full of beautiful things Some Some store Store highlights Highlights JEWELRY RUBBER DUCKIES A large selection Their mascot, and of qualitytoestate and claim fame! More contemporary than 45 differentjewelry kinds, that you’ll love. Come from well-dressed on in and browse — bath to gentle you’llbuddies, see something giants. that catches your eye! different kinds, from well-dressed DIAMONDSbath They don’t call these buddies, to gentle a girl’s best friend giants. for nothing... and Mary Ann’s is willing to unite a girl with her best friend. Plus, Mary Ann’s even buys diamonds (and other jewelry) by appointment.

WHERE IS IT? On the Washington Street Mall, next to The Original Fudge Kitchen. WHY SHOULD I GO? Because Mary Ann’s sells stunning estate and new jewelry, featuring a large selection of traditional and fancy-colored diamonds. They also have beautiful opals, sapphires, pearls, plus precious and semi-precious stones, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, chains, engagement and wedding rings. If you’re in the market for tanzanite, you’ll be delighted to know that Mary Ann’s has one of the biggest displays along the shore. Mary Ann’s also has fine porcelain vases, cut glass, Rolex watches, pocket watches, cameos, Hummels and Royal Douton, just to name a few selections. Mary Ann’s may be the smallest store on the mall, but talk about bang for your buck — it has some of the nicest jewelry around. Mary Ann’s also buys diamonds, gold and silver. Call for an appointment to see what your treasures are worth. Plus, free estimates are available. INSIDER TIP Visit Mary Ann’s other store, Antiques and Coins Unlimited, the next time you’re up the road, at 15 N. Black Horse Pike in Runnemede.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know because not only do they sell their great products, they use them, too! Check out the facial products. They carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond Scrub Mask. Bath Time is ready for your party favor needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they

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COMPANY NAME MISS DEMEANOR

Two nice sentences thatCape say lovely a period Causing trouble in May things, sinceboth Maywith 2010. In a after goodthem. way. Some store Some Store highlights Highlights AROUND THE RUBBER DUCKIES WORLD Their mascot, and The don’t just claimladies to fame! More buy same kinds, thanat 45the different old trade shows in from well-dressed New York City. Each bath buddies, year they taketoagentle trip giants. where they spend time looking forfrom the different kinds, perfect additions well-dressed bath to their store. This buddies, to gentle summer you can giants. expect exquisite textiles or handmade jewelry from Central America.

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WHERE IS IT? Just at the corner of Jackson and Broad Street, across from Swain’s ACE Hardware, next to Guardian. Don’t miss their free customer parking lot! WHY SHOULD I GO? They carry everything you’ll need to be the prettiest girl in Cape May. Miss Demeanor is headed into their fourth year, and this hip boutique continues to generate a whole lot of buzz. The store was opened by a mother-daughter team in spring of 2010.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! They loved shopping together but often had trouble white tile, stacks of vintage suitcases and an array of Be sure to ask the staff about their finding things they both liked (orfavorite could afford!) in the same swaying palm–frond fans for circulation on hot summer products... they should know store. They set out to provide abecause place where mothers not only do they sell their great days. The real draw, of course, is the clothes. Beach wear, products, theyspent use them, out the and daughters could shop together. They’ve all of too! Check tees, outerwear, dresses, hats andI jewelry canKNOW? all be found ANYTHING ELSE NEED TO facial products. They carry items for every

their time since searching for brands and designers who here. skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond represent their individual styles. They’ve made it their Scrub Mask. INSIDER TIP Kate and Julia Grassi aren’t only owners, mission to provide varying price points, because let’s face Bath Time is ready for your party favor

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MAAJI Colombian sisters Manuela and Amalia Sierra are the creators of Maaji swimwear. Unexpected prints, textiles and sweet details are present in both one piece and two piece suits. If you want to be a standout on the beach this summer, mix and match pieces to customize a unique look. THREADS 4 THOUGHT This line of stylish T-shirts and knits uses organic cotton and recycled materials. Their designs are cool and current, plus they kindly donate a portion of their sales to charity.

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COMPANY NAMEFUDGE KITCHEN THE ORIGINAL

Two nice that say lovely things, both with aalmond period after them. coconut clusters and, of course... fudge Hard icesentences cream, licorice, chocolate truffles, clusters, Some store Some Store highlights Highlights

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WHY SHOULD I GO? WHERE ARE THEY? thethis Washington CLEANLINESS is honeyOn base, natural Street Mall, and on the promenade. bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today tothe getbest” started! WHY SHOULD I GO? Because their motto is “Simply for a reason. Chances are and relax your mind. And then there are the good that you won’t get past the front door without trying a piece of something special. superb Cape May Blends. You can choose There’s always a smiling employee waiting outside with a tray of treats. Take a taste, then from 120 options and have it made right in stroll inside soakitinbethe smells of freshly whipped fudge and feast your eyes on an front of you, and whether lotion, bubble bath, body range oil or whatever you are in the incredible of colorful candies and irresistible chocolates. mood for!fudge is whipped right here by expert candy makers and is the same recipe that’s The sure to ask the staff about their beenBeused by the Bogle brothers — Joe and Paul — for more than 40 years. favorite products... they should know Picking out favorite candies isn’t easy, what with chocolate-covered strawberries, because not only do they sell their great pretzels, licorice dogs, licorice (Joe’s favorite), chocolate truffles, candy products, they useScottie them, too! Check outallsorts the ELSEJoe I NEED seashells, malt balls, almond clusters, and more ANYTHING to choose from. and TO PaulKNOW? have been facial products. They carry items for every skin type. Our in favorite thefor Honey Almond candymakers Cape isMay decades and own six stores along the South Jersey coast.

Scrub Mask. INSIDER TIP The Original Fudge Kitchen Bath Time is ready for your party favor is open every day of the year, rain or shine. You can shop online at fudgekitchens.com and be sure to check them out on Facebook by needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, BATH Time h surpriseThe birthday or golden typing Original Fudge anniversary, Kitchen! they

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COMPANY PATRICIA NAME JACKSON JEWELERS

Two nice sentences that say of lovely things,inspired both withbya period aftercrafted them. on the premises A remarkable selection jewelry the sea, Some Some store Store highlights Highlights RADIANT-CUT RUBBER DUCKIES DIAMONDS Their mascot, and Exclusive original claim to fame! More Radiant Cut Diamond than 45 different kinds, dealers in South from well-dressed Jersey. All GIAbath buddies, to gentle certified diamonds giants. in unique platinum settings. different kinds, from COLORED well-dressed bath GEMSTONES buddies, to gentle No finer quality giants. colored gemstones can be found. Each one is hand selected and set in original designs in platinum, gold or sterling. Multicolored sapphires and tourmalines are their specialty.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? WHERE IS IT? On Bank Street, next to Cape May’s famous 410 Bank Street restaurant. CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural

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INSIDER TIP They freeorjewelry cleaning and inspection while you wait. Customers are needs. Whether foroffer a bridal baby shower, h surprise birthday golden anniversary, they andBATH delighted with PatorShannon’s expert cleaning returnTime faithfully year after year.

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COMPANY PATRICIA NAME RAINEY STUDIOS

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ABOUT THE ARTIST Patricia Rainey has painted many of the most inspiring buildings

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COMPANY NAME PINK VICTORIOUS

Two nice sentences lovely things,selection both with of a period after them. Big-city fashions that andsay a gorgeous accessories for every occasion in a beautiful Victorian space Some store Some Store highlights Highlights BB DAKOTA RUBBER DUCKIES Modern lifestyle Their mascot, and brand by a claim todesigned fame! More mother-and-daughter than 45 different kinds, team. Their goal? To from well-dressed bring smart designs bath buddies, to gentle to strong women, giants. at a price that’s irresistible. And they different kinds, from succeed. well-dressed bath HOBO buddies, to gentle Sleek, giants. seductive and sought-after. BETSEY JOHNSON Betsey Johnson? In Victorian Cape May? Snag some iconic, world-renowned, over-the-top designer duds.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS base, this WHERE IS IT? isInhoney the famous Pinknatural House on Perry Street, across from Congress Hall. bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! WHY SHOULD I GO? doesare a small-town girl (or a small-town visitor) go for the and relax your mind. AndWhere then there the superb Cape Mayfashions? Blends. You choose trendiest big-city To can the snug pink house across from Congress Hall. This little from andmay havebeit small madeon right in but it’s big on style. Looking for a fabulous cocktail jewel120 boxoptions of a shop size, front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble dress, or the party pants andintops? bath, body oillatest or whatever you are the And of course you’ll need a trendy jacket to top off the ensemble. You need to-die-for handbag? Maybe a belt, hair accessory, scarf or hat? mood for! Be to ask staff Pink abouthas their No sure matter the the season, it all, courtesy of the discerning eye and impeccable favorite theyfamily. shouldCoco know Chanel said it best: “Dress shabbily, they notice the taste of products... the Victorious because not only do they sell their great dress — dress impeccably, they notice you.” If dressing impeccably is a priority, whether it’s a products, they use them, too! Check out the fancy night of dinner and theater, just hangingANYTHING out at the bar, Pink is a priority stop. ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry items fororevery skin type. TIP OurIt’s favorite is the Honey Almond INSIDER not just about clothes and accessories — check out Crystal sandals, beach Scrub Mask. flip-flops, sexy stilettos, and a killer Frye shoe and boot collection. Although the style is Bath Time is ready for your party favor city chic, the prices surprise you.shower, Also check out the Pink House cottage next door for needs. Whether for awill bridal or baby Time hjewelry. surprise birthday or golden anniversary, theyNativeBATH fabulous estate jewelry, vintage silver, and American

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COMPANY NAME SEASIDE GLASSWORKS

Two nice sentences lovely things, both lure with you a period Splashes of colorthat andsaysparkle of glass intoafter thisthem. magical shop. It’s a true treasure trove. Some store Some Store highlights Highlights CORAL RUBBER BOWLS DUCKIES These stunning, Their mascot, andoneof-a-kind bowls will claim to fame! More add a sophisticated than 45 different kinds, splash of color to any from tablewell-dressed or shelf in your bath buddies, to gentle home. giants. JEWELRY differentout kinds, from Check Seaside’s well-dressed bath conversation-starting seaglass jewelry buddies, to gentle pieces. giants. One of a kind, like all of Scott’s work, and some embellished with little sea creatures, the colors that seaglass provides are like none other.

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WHY SHOULD GO? WHERE IS IT? ILocated in Antiques Emporia, at 405 West Perry Street.

CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural WHY SHOULD GO?soothe After years of collecting sea glass on Cape May’s beautiful beaches, bubbling bath willI help your skin today to get started! local artistyour Scott Manns to create and relax mind. Anddecided then there are theSeaside Glassworks in order to display his superb Cape May Blends. You choose findings for others to enjoy. Hecan began incorporating his found treasures into his stained glass from 120 options and have it made right in art, and is always trying to expand his creative abilities. Seaside Glassworks now includes front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble stunning selections of kiln you cast,are flame worked and blown glass art creations by Scott. bath, body oil or whatever in the From mood for! his beautiful pendants enhanced with charming sea creatures to horseshoe sure to ask the about theircoral bowls, each piece takes over 24 hours to crabBesun-catchers to staff his incredible favoriteand products... should create each isthey a one of a know kind. because not only do they sell their great What started out as a passion for finding sea glass on Cape May beaches has now products, they use them, too! Check out the turned into a love all things glass for Scott ANYTHING Manns — lucky forI NEED us! TO KNOW? ELSE facial products. Theyofcarry items for every skin type. OurELSE favorite is the Honey AlmondLook for Scott and a selection of his Seaside ANYTHING I NEED TO KNOW? Scrub Mask. Glassworks pieces at all the local art shows. The stunning colors and sparkling glass Bath Time is ready for your party favor will be easy to spot. Pick up a Cape May treasure — either for yourself or for your needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, BATH Time h surprise birthday or golden favorite Cape May lover. anniversary, they

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COMPANY NAME SEA WEEDS BY THE SEA

Twohaven nice sentences that saylooking lovely things, both with a period after them. A for shoppers to browse and experience the true meaning of boutique Some store Some Store highlights Highlights VERA BRADLEY RUBBER DUCKIES Stylish quiltedand cotton Their mascot, luggage, handbags claim to fame! More and than accessories, 45 different kinds, combining smart from well-dressed product design bath buddies, to gentle with distinctive and giants. colorful fabrics and trims. different kinds, from well-dressed BRIGHTON bath buddies, to gentle LEATHER Wallets, giants. handbags, jewelry, charms, sunglasses and Italian shoes from this popular leather company.

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WHERE IS IT? On Ocean Street, at the shops of Washington Commons, near Acme. WHY SHOULD I GO? This is a haven for shoppers searching for the ideal boutique. Sea Weeds by the Sea, which has been a Cape May destination since 1995, excites even the most die-hard connoisseurs. The high-end sophistication of John Medieros jewelry and Troll Beads swirl around beautiful handbags by Vera Bradley, sterling art, sunglasses, lots of jewelry and

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JOHN MEDEIROS JEWELRY John Medeiros produces beautiful, high-quality jewelry that is both affordable and timeless. And it is all made right here in the USA and has a lifetime warranty. STERLING SILVER CHARMS A wide variety of charms from renowned international companies such as Chamilia, Troll and Brighton. BRIGHTON ITALIAN LEATHER SHOES Need the perfect footwear? Here’s a bit of heaven for your tootsies.

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COMPANY NAME GALLERY SOMA NEWART

Twodowntown nice sentences thatMay say lovely things, both with a gallery, period after them. In Cape a New York-quality showcasing regional emerging AND established artists Some store 2013 Show highlights Schedule EXHIBIT 1 RUBBER DUCKIES May to June 9: Their11mascot, and Gallery One, Marie claim to fame! More Natale; Gallery kinds, than 45 different Two, Leslie Martel; from well-dressed Gallery Three, bath buddies, to Carol gentle King Hood. giants. EXHIBIT 2 different kinds, from June 15 to July well-dressed bath14: Gallery One & Two, buddies, to gentle Sean giants.Taylor; Gallery Three, Dorothy Kresz. EXHIBIT 3 July 20 to August 18: Gallery One & Two, Jim Inzero; Gallery Three, Terri Amig.

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ABOUT THE GALLERY Now entering its seventh year, the dramatic success of SOMA, Cape May’s first fine arts gallery, has propelled this Victorian town to the forefront of the visual arts scene in southern New Jersey. Owner Janet Miller opened SOMA with a vision of a Manhattanstyle gallery showing and promoting the work of artists with connections to Cape May and the Jersey coast.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know “There is so much talent here. I hope not SOMA There are four exhibition galleries and the range of because onlycan do they sell their great continue to be both a focus and products, a stimulantthey for use newthem, art from workout includes too! Check the paintings, photography, video installations ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry items for every

our many recognized artists, as well as nurturing new talent,” and sculpture. So join those in the know, come out for skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond says Miller. SOMA’s opening night meet-the-artist celebrations, attend Scrub Mask. The gallery is dedicated to promoting and showcasing a casual artist’s talk, or just drop by to look at great art in Bath Time is ready for your party favor exciting regional talent as well asneeds. emerging and mid-career a cool setting. Check their website or Facebook page for Whether for a bridal or baby shower, BATH Time h exhibits. surprise or golden anniversary, they artists from New Jersey, Pennsylvania andbirthday New York. announcements of upcoming

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EXHIBIT 4 August 24 to September 22: Gallery One, Two, Three, Stan Sperlak. EXHIBIT 5 September 28 to November 3: Gallery One & Two, Samuel Donovan; Gallery Three, Penny Beck. EXHIBIT 6 November 9 to December 22: Holiday Group Show. SOMA will also be exhibiting work by Victor Grasso, Greg Bennett and Sandra Bloodworth. Check somagallery.net.

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COMPANY SPLASH NAME

Two nice sentences that keepsakes say lovely things, withshine? a periodPick afterupthem. Looking for seaside thatboth really something special at the Whale’s Tale’s fabulous sister store. Some store Some Store highlights Highlights CAPE MAY SEA RUBBER DUCKIES GLASS Their mascot, Splash has theand largest claim to fame! More selection of Cape than 45 kinds, May seadifferent glass jewelry anywhere in town, in from well-dressed all kinds of shapes bath buddies, to gentle and colors, handgiants. picked by three of different from the best kinds, sea glass well-dressed bath hunters around, buddies, toDarlene gentle including Eldredge, a 12th giants. generation Cape May County resident with a huge collection. Her original designs range from simply elegant to bold and splashy!

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WHERE IS IT?I On WHY SHOULD GO?cozy Carpenter’s Lane, towards the beach from the Washington Street Mall, two blocksbase, fromthis thenatural Whale’s Tale. CLEANLINESS is honey bubbling bath will help soothe your skin to getatstarted! WHY SHOULD I GO? If you love the jewelrytoday and gifts the Whale’s Tale (see page and relax your mind. And then there are the 259), you’ll love sister store Splash. The walls are lined with art, including prints and superb Cape May Blends. You can choose stained glass, the shelves stocked with Heartwood boxes and beautifully glazed from 120 options and have it made right in pottery. Splash cullsitthe finest bubble jewelry and locally produced handcrafts in one front of you, whether be lotion, bath, body oilcollection. or whatever you are in the irresistible mood for! a gift with a nautical twist? Check the jewelry case, with its extensive Need Be sure to ask the staff about their selection of handmade jewelry. You’ll find delicate, gold filigree earrings, and plenty favorite products... they should know of Cape May diamond bracelets and rings. because not only do they necklaces, sell their great Need help? The friendly sales staff products, they use them, too! Check out theat Splash takes pride in sharing the stories of ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? each products. artisan and can helpitems you for find the perfect gift for a special occasion or jewelry to facial They carry every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond make a splash! Scrub Mask. INSIDER TIP isWant take home piece of Cape May? Consider pottery by Bath Time readytofor your partyafavor Susan Ross or Michael Owen, a print by Janet Payne, or original designs by Laura needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, BATH Time h Seaside Resort. surprise birthday or whom goldenlive anniversary, they McPherson, all of and work in America’s Original

MICHOU JEWELRY Michele Sonner traveled all the way to Bali to learn her craft, an ancient technique through which grains of silver and gold are fused onto an object. Her “Michou” collection includes pearlescent bracelets and shimmering silver necklaces. SECOND SUNDAY GALLERY WALKS IN CAPE MAY Each month Splash participates in this walk, where you can meet local artists and craftspeople, enjoy refreshments and visit six galleries all within walking distance.

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COMPANY NAME SWAIN’S ACE HARDWARE

Two nice sentences that for say all lovely things, both withneeds. a periodIfafter them. doesn’t have it, you probably don’t need it. One-stop shopping your household Swain’s Some store Some Store highlights Highlights SEASONAL ITEMS RUBBER DUCKIES Everything from Their mascot, and garden claim tostatues fame! More to snow blowers,kinds, than 45 different Christmas lights to from well-dressed patio lights. And bath buddies, to gentle not just one or two giants. flavors of umbrellas different kinds, from or fire detectors: they well-dressed bath have a wide selection. buddies, TOOLS to gentle giants. All high quality... hammers, ladders, the essential duct tape, the barest of necessities to the perfect tool to do just one thing right.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath skin Street, where WHERE IS IT?willAthelp thesoothe end ofyour Jackson Perry. todayittomeets get started! and relax your mind. And then there are the WHY GO? Swain’s has been serving Cape May since 1896, when Charles superbSHOULD Cape MayI Blends. You can choose A. Swain and his wife Margaret opened from 120 options and have it made right ina hardware store. Terri Swain, Charles’ greatgranddaughter, is nowit the proprietor, as well as an active member of the community. If front of you, whether be lotion, bubble bath, body oil in or your whatever areroom in theor vacation home wondering why a hardware store you’re sitting B&B,you hotel mood for!to you, then you probably haven’t visited Swain’s recently. There are so many matters Be sure to ask the staff about their essentials and unique items for the 21st-century vacationer, including beach chairs and favorite products... they should know umbrellas, beach games, boogie boards, bicycles, accessories and pet supplies. For your because not only do they sell their great home at the — deck and patioout furniture, kitchenware and utensils, cleaning supplies, products, theyshore use them, too! Check the ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO painting supplies, flags, bathroom lawn and garden supplies. Plus,KNOW? Swain’s is facial products. They carry items foraccessories, every skin type. your BBQOur HQ!favorite is the Honey Almond

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COMPANY NAME TEA BY THE SEA

Two nicelove sentences say lovely things,who both does, with a period them.to enter paradise... be prepared to be delighted! If you tea, orthat know someone you’reafter about Some store Some Store highlights Highlights

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WHY SHOULD I GO? WHERE IS IT? On Perry Street, just before you enter West Cape May.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Few things liven up a cold, dreary daywill orhelp smooth outyour a hectic bubbling bath soothe skin one relax yoursummer, mind. And there are the quite like a soothing cup of hot tea. A pitcher ofand iced in the or then hot doused with superb Cape May Blends. You can choose honey as a warm-up in winter, served from an elegant silver pitcher or a cute tea-for-one from 120 options and have it made right in contraption, tea is good for whatever ails you. front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble And you’ll find more ways to serve, savor, and surprise at or Teawhatever by the Sea bath, body oil youthan are inyou the imagined possible. Books on tea, recipes for little treats, mood for!new flavors, old favorites... Tea by Be one sure in toyour ask the their an the Sea is a must for the caffeine junkie and the loved lifestaff whoabout just needs they should know excuse to slow down a bit. They even have littlefavorite tea setsproducts... that will make you wish you could because not only do they sell their great be a little girl again... and irresistible recipes. products, they use them, too! Check out the

facial products. for every INSIDER TIP Tea By the Sea sells a variety of flavors of scone They mixescarry that items are really easy skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond to make. And they carry the REAL clotted cream, too! Make sure to visit during the Scrub Mask. holidays, particularly if you’re a fan of wassail, whichBath theyTime carry duringfor the season. is ready your party Please favor note, Tea by the Sea does not actually SERVE tea. You’ll do the brewing at home, but with needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they all the necessities here, it will be a snap.

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RUBBER DUCKIES TEAPOT NECKLACES, Their mascot, and BRACELETS claim to fame!AND More EARRINGS than 45 different kinds, For tea lover, you fromthe well-dressed can find miniature bath buddies, to gentle porcelain or crystal giants. teapots mounted in differentsilver kinds, sterling tofrom wear well-dressed on your wrist bath or neck. You will find matching buddies, to gentle earrings giants. for all the necklaces. KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT CANDLES Made here in New Jersey, the wonderful scents make the tea shop smell like fresh baked cookies, cakes and pies. This company hires physically and mentally challenged folks as a way of giving back to the community. CAPE MAY TEAPOTS Cute line of teapots with a Cape May Lighthouse design. CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE COFFEE AND TEA The Cape May Lighthouse coffee comes in a decorative tin with a picture and the history of the lighthouse. The decorative canister has many uses when it is emptied, but the best use is to refill it!

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COMPANY TOMMY’S NAME FOLLY & TOMMY’S FOLLY HOME

Two nice sentences that saygoods lovely things, bothand withyour a period afterathem. Necessities and luxury for you home, beautiful selection of souvenirs... AND a coffee shop! Some store Some Store highlights Highlights TOMMY’S FOLLY RUBBER DUCKIES COFFEE BAR Their mascot, and Serves La Colombe claim toplus fame! More coffee, yogurt than 45 different kinds, parfaits or a breakfast from well-dressed health bar if you’re behaving on vacation; bath buddies, to gentle freshly giants. baked pastries if you’re not. different kinds, from INSTANT GLAMOUR well-dressed bath The boutique features buddies, to gentle designers such as giants. Calypso, Letarte, Minnie Rose. Are you looking for a fabulous pair of earrings or on-trend necklace? Miguel Ases, Chan Luu or Meg carter could do the trick!

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WHY SHOULD I GO? Congress Hall has a little bit of everything and so does its gift shop, It’s four amazing shops in one — a coffee shop, general store, boutique WHY Tommy’s SHOULDFolly. I GO? CLEANLINESS base, this natural and home storeisallhoney in one location. Tommy’s Folly offers guests an array of items from the bubbling will help soothe your skin essential bath to the pleasure seeking. today to get started! and relax your mind. And then there are the 1. Tommy’s Folly Boutique offers a stylish collection of designer clothing and accessories superb Cape May Blends. You can choose for and men. fromwomen 120 options and have it made right in Folly Coffee Shopbubble has a variety of breakfast-to-go goodies and afternoon front2.ofTommy’s you, whether it be lotion, snacks, including hot sandwiches yummy desserts made in-house daily. Grab a bite and bath, body oil or whatever you are and in the mood for!to the veranda or grand lawn to enjoy. head out Be sure to ask theGeneral staff about their 3. Tommy’s Folly Store has anything you might have forgotten to pack — how favorite products... they should know about a good book, sunscreen or a beach toy for the little ones? The General Store has a because not only do they sell their great great selection of branded Blue Pig out andthe Congress Hall items. products, they use them, too! Check ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO Tommy’s They Folly carry Homeitems carries bedding, table linens and china used inKNOW? the hotel, facial4.products. forthe every skin Ourtofavorite is theone Honey Almond Don’ttype. forget bring home of the many keepsakes to choose from to remind you of Scrub Mask. all year long. your vacation Bath Time is ready for your party favor

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CUDDLY PIG Home of the legendary stuffed Blue Pig — now in two sizes and all signature Blue Pig Tavern items, including French linen tea towels, pajamas, insulated lunch tote, mugs, magnets and more. SUNDRIES Everything you need to create a sun-kissed glow, relieve a dull headache, or satisfy that sweet tooth. A PIECE OF CONGRESS HALL From crisp Belgian cotton sheets to lush, down pillows. Plus ornaments and candles, too!


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COMPANY NAME VICTORIOUS

Twostunning nice sentences say lovely things, both with a period after them. A array that of new and antique jewelry, accessories and home decor in a spectacular setting Some store Some Store highlights Highlights ANTIQUE RUBBER DUCKIES DIAMOND RINGS Their mascot, and Fantastic original claim to fame! More antique diamond than 45 different right-hand ringskinds, and from well-dressed engagement rings. bath buddies, to gentle Diamonds ranging from giants..10cts to 3cts. DIAMOND different kinds, from ETERNITY well-dressed BANDS bath All sizes. Diamond buddies, to gentle weight starting at giants. .25cts to 5cts, and up. Also colored stones, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. Great for wedding bands or stacking!

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

WHERE IS IT? Three locations in Cape May — one in Congress Hall, one just across from Congress Hall in the Pink House, and one in Washington Commons near the Acme. Also, if you’re up the road, check out their fourth location at 9718 3rd Avenue just up the Garden State Parkway in Stone Harbor. WHY SHOULD I GO? Victorious rhymes with ‘glorious.’ Coincidence? Perhaps not. Whether you’re into all things sparkly or not, it’s hard not to be hypnotized by the stunning selection of both new and estate jewelry at Victorious.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in Add a stunning museum-likefront setting (minus the it be lotion,needn’t of you, whether bubble trouble yourself and can better focus on the task stuffiness) and a knowledgeablebath, and body friendly staff, and, you areatinhand. oil or whatever the Jen and her staff will help you pick just the new mood for! or antique ring, bracelet, earrings or necklace that speaks well, we think they’re on to something here. Be sure to ask the staff abouttotheir you. While their specialty is antique wedding bands, When you get right down to it, the jewelry and favorite products... they should know engagement rings and other classic treasures, Victorious the purse are the icing on the cake of any outfit, and because not only do they sell their great alsoout carries Victorious has them both in spades. The they jewelry products, useruns them, too! Check the new jewelry like Alkemie, Satya and Charles ANYTHING ELSE I NEED KNOW? Albert. They also have stylish goodies likeTO Hobo handbags, facial products. They carry items for every the gamut from ornate and older to right-this-minute and

Our favorite is the Honey Almond sweet clutches and a wide variety of accessories. fabulous, and they specialize in skin raretype. platinum and diamond Scrub Mask. pieces. INSIDER Bath Time is ready for your party favor TIP Make sure you check in regularly, since there Manager Jen Papendick is aneeds. gemologist, ready to are always Whether for a bridal or baby shower, intriguing new goodies to be found in the store. BATH Time h surprise birthday or so golden theyis open explain all that pesky VVS, VS and SI stuff to you, you anniversary, Victorious year round.

VINTAGE GEMSTONE JEWELRY Platinum, gold or white gold. Sapphire, emerald, ruby, tanzanite, colored diamonds, sapphires, opal, amethyst, aquamarine, quartz and more — unique and high quality. ESTATE JEWELRY One of a kind bracelets, earrings, rings and necklaces. Modern, Victorian, Edwardian, Deco and retro styles. FASHION JEWELRY AND HANDBAGS TAI, Charles Albert, BORA, Otazu, Beje and Love heels. and lots more.

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COMPANY NAME WANDERLUST

Two utterly nice sentences that say lovely things, out bothofwith them. Living”. This is beach chic at its best. An irresistible store straight thea period pagesafter of “Coastal Some store Some Store highlights Highlights RUBBER DUCKIES FOUR SEASONS FURNITURE Their mascot, and Easy-care, slip-cover claim to fame! More furniture. With 300 than 45 different kinds, fabrics and 50 styles, from well-dressed featuring swivel, glider bath buddies, to gentle chairs and sectionals. giants. COASTAL WOODS different kinds, from Driftwood, recycled wood, naturalbath finishes well-dressed or fun beachy colors... buddies, to gentle they’re giants. all here. From dining sets and sideboards to small end tables and beds, all regularly featured in Coastal Living.

WHERE IS IT? The big,WHERE bright yellow IS IT? building on Jefferson Street.

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ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Wanderlust is like a tropical island channeled into a rustic shop. has the kind WHY It SHOULD I GO?of seaside chic seen in the Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard, but that eluded the shops CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling came bath will helpOwners soothe your of Cape May... until Wanderlust along. Bob skin and and relax your of mind. then there aretown. the Brandy emphasize the cool, surf vibe thisAnd Victorian beach superb Cape May Blends. You can choose Webster’s defines “wanderlust” as “a very strong or irresistible from 120 options and have it made right in impulse to travel.” You’llfront feelof it when you walk in here. light you, whether it be lotion,The bubble wood décor and breezybath, colors are pure Caribbean cool. Wander body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! here to fill your home with that beachy feel. There are swinging Be askDash the staff their hammocks, dark wicker chairs, sure rugs to from andabout Albert, amazing favorite products... they should know plantation-style furniture, lamps, upholstered furniture, beds, because not only do they sell their great occasional furniture, retro art, seagrass and rattan decor and products, they use them, too!home Check out the a fantastic range of fun facial and stylish party accessories. products. They carry items for every skin type. Ourinfavorite is the Honey Almond You’ll find only the finest names here, including Palecek, Stanley, TAG, Interlude Scrub BeachMask. and many more.

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CUSTOM SEWING & UPHOLSTERY They sew and/or recover everything from pillows to sofas. Nothing is too small or too big! Many fabrics to choose from (Sunbrella, Thibualt, Robert Allen etc) or provide your own. COASTAL AREA RUGS Best selection on the island. All sizes, colors, and styles. And they have custom-cut rugs — any border, color, fabric, or size. Need a hallway runner that’s 20 feet? No problem! WANDERLUST DESIGN CENTER They will help you design it and live it. Come visit Brandy in the design center.


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WEDDINGS BY THE SEA A wonderland for brides…and serendipity for everyone else in West Cape May Some Store Highlights SERENDIPITY BY THE SEA Invitation shadow boxes — customdesigned right here. Makes the best wedding, birthday, anniversary gift ever! SPECIAL TOUCHES Hand-made ribbon rose bouquets, hat and keepsake boxes, shell cake toppers and centerpieces.

WHERE IS IT? On Broadway and York, a block from Sunset Boulevard in West Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? To shop for everything you need for the beach wedding of your dreams. WbtSea has it all! The Wedding Shoppe has beach-themed (and traditional) invitations, save the dates, wedding planners, favors, guest books, signature frames and plates, pillows, baskets, star-fish clad tiaras, beaded veils, jewelry, evening bags, card boxes, albums, garters, toasting glasses, cake sets, toppers, sand unity sets, a choice of 20 different sand colors, and more. They are the beach wedding specialists, offering custom beach ceremony rentals and design, including rental chairs-seating, sea-shell clad arbors, table with linen for your sand-pouring unity ceremony, coolers with ice/bottled water, and those 16-foot fluttering white or pink feather banners. And they are open all year, too. Weddings by the Sea is truly the Heart, Soul and Sand of Cape May Weddings INSIDER TIP Owner Catherine Walton, a Professional Bridal Consultant, established the beach wedding business in Cape May and enabled its designation as third in the country for destination weddings. After 800-plus weddings, 15-plus years of excitement, love, wind, sand, rainbows (and a lot of drama), she’s seen it all (watch out for the ultimate Cape May wedding history and stories book). WbtSea was winner of the 2013 Wedding Wire Bride’s Award, has been featured in numerous TV and print features, and the Top Two Best Wedding Planners at the Jersey Shore on the Philly Hot List. Follow them on Facebook and Pinterest.

STUNNING EVENING BAGS More than 150 choices in many colors, with beads, sequins, rhinestones, lace, bows. FABULOUS JEWELRY Bracelets, chandeliers, Murano hearts, brooches, rhinestone and pearl hair twists, combs, hairpins, feathers. INVITATIONS Order via their customized Carlson Craft and Birchcraft invitation sites. Link directly from the WbtS website for personalized orders online, shipped directly to you. They offer calligraphy services too. Featuring economical seal-nsend styles.

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COMPANY WEST ENDNAME GARAGE

Two nice sentences lovely things, both a period them.of what Cape May has to offer! The coolest placethat to say shop in town. Herewith you’ll find after the best Some store Some Store highlights Highlights LOCAL RUBBERARTISTS DUCKIES Photography, Their mascot, and paintings, pottery and claim to fame! More wood carvings are than 45 different kinds, just a few treasures from well-dressed wrought by local bath buddies, to gentle talents. giants. LOCAL SHOPS different kinds, from Many local favorites well-dressed are here, suchbath as A buddies, gentle Place on to Earth, Good Scents, giants. Flying Fish, Louisa’s Chocolate Bar, Mariah’s, Bird House of Cape May and the Exit Zero Store and Gallery.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

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SHOULD I GO? from WHERE IS IT? On WestWHY Perry Street, across goes on and on, and the inventory changes all the CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural CVS, in West Cape May. time. bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today tosome get started! We’re told that regulars come in weekly, just WHY SHOULD I GO? and If you can’t something relax yourfind mind. And thento there are the to see what’s new. superb then Capewe’re May Blends. You can choose love at the West End Garage, sorry, you’re from 120 options and havethis it made right inAnd there are bargains to be had. You could probably just not paying attention. What a find easily spend a couple of hours browsing in here, with front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble place is! Featuring more than 70 vendors, both local bath, body oil or whatever you are in plenty the of beauty to be had at any price point. and out-of-town, there is just extraordinary stuff at mood for! Since it is a co-op, the vendors themselves every turn, including the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, Be sure to ask the staff about their usually staff the place, so you can count on friendly, featuring beautiful, quirky art from talented favorite products... theyCape should know exceedingly helpful and knowledgeable service. If because not only do they sell their great Islanders. you’re looking for the same-old, same-old, you’ve they with use them, too! Check out the You name it, they’veproducts, got it, along favorite ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? come to the wrong place. facial products. They carry items for every Cape May merchants like A Place on Earth, Good skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond

Scents and Flying Fish Studios. INSIDER TIP Take the advice of Philadelphia Scrub Mask. Local photographers and artists display their which voted it Best of the Shore and wrote, Bath Time is ready for your party magazine, favor many wares here, plus there are antiques, home “the West End Garage concentrates a day of plodding needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, BATH Time h surprise birthday or golden furnishings, books, jewelry, vintage clothing — theanniversary, list intothey one delightfully efficient stop.”

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FOR YOUR HOME Antique furniture and accessories, vintage memorabilia, framed artwork, candles plus the hard-to-find and sought-after Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. FOR YOUR BODY All your favorite soaps, lotions and bathroom accoutrements plus one-of-a-kind fragrances. FOR YOU New and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories, leather bags, hats galore and a huge jewelry selection. FOR YOUR SOUL Browsing through beautiful things in a cool environment? Priceless.


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COMPANY NAME WHALE’S TALE

Two nice sayCape lovely May things,landmark both with astore periodhas afterbeen them.a browser’s paradise... and now it’s better than ever For four sentences decades,that this Some store Some Store highlights Highlights JEWELRY RUBBER DUCKIES Sparkle with the Their mascot, and colors, and claim toshapes, fame! More materials of the kinds, sea in than 45 different designs by Holly Yashi from well-dressed and Jo Designs. bath Patti buddies, to gentle Semi-precious, pearl, giants. beach-themed. different kinds, from SHELLS well-dressed bath Large, exotic, perfect buddies, to gentle specimens of rare giants. shells from around the world. Shelladorned boxes, frames, crafts.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath yourofskin WHERE IS IT?willAthelp thesoothe beginning the mall, near Congress Hall. today to get started! and relax your mind. And then there are the WHY GO? Whale’s is a Cape May tradition and is open all year. Meander superbSHOULD Cape MayI Blends. You canTale choose through three rooms full of surprises from 120 options and have it made rightand in something fun for all ages. For 39 years, Chuck and been selling frontHilary of you,Pritchard whether have it be lotion, bubbleitems found nowhere else in town… Crabtree and bath, body oil and or whatever you sea are in Evelyn soaps fragrances, lifethe wall art in iron and clay, and horseshoe crabs of all mood for! kinds — stuffed, sterling silver, ornaments and prints. Browse through books about Cape Be sure to ask the staff about their May history, bird watching and sea glass; pick up a hand tooled leather journal and write favorite products... they should know your ownnot Cape story! jewelry because onlyMay do they sellThe their great is in cases around the store with exotic sounding stones like Whiskey and Druzy Quartz products, they use them, too! Check out and the Chalcedony. Styles range from sophisticated ANYTHING I NEED (pearls and seaThey glass)carry to whimsical glass in fishboneELSE shapes) plusTO fairKNOW? trade facial products. items for (dichroic every skin type. OurGuatemala favorite is the Honey Swarovski Almond crystals. Don’t miss the seashells! Specimens jewelry from featuring Scrub Mask. from all seven seas to decorate your home or start a collection. and beauties Bath Time is ready for your party favor

INSIDER TIP The section is incredible. needs. Whether forkids’ a bridal or baby shower, No chain store can match the quality of these BATHbooks Time h— it’s the best of the best. surprise or golden they pop-up beautifulbirthday educational toys.anniversary, Puppets, puzzles,

BOOKS Everything from Shells – A Smithsonian Handbook to children’s fairytales and nature books. GREETING CARDS Whale’s Tale is famous for their selection. No matter who you need a card for, it’s here! CUSTOMER SERVICE Folks say they love the special customer service they receive from all the staff at WT. In fact they’ve won “Best of Cape May” for customer service and “Best Gift Shop” for four years straight. Now that’s something to spout about!

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WHITE A soothing and serene environment is yours, courtesy of the design professionals at White Some Store Highlights MATHURA DESIGNS Stunning, handmade custom jewelry line featuring crystals, druzy, agate, turquoise and fossils. Enchanting one of a kind jewelry. NATE RICKETTS DESIGNS Nate creates unique pieces with favorite gems from the sea. From jewelry boxes to candle pillars these truly are works of art. Essential for anyone who loves art AND the ocean.

WHERE IS IT? In one of the last 19th-century original storefronts on the historic corner of Hughes and Ocean streets. One block from the end of the mall. WHY SHOULD I GO? To engage all your senses and transcend the clutter. White carries elegant home furnishings, unique gifts and sophisticated accessories. White’s design professionals consider the shop a blank canvas to create custom, personal environs. Antique and modern blend beautifully, and gorgeous glassware and jewelry entice the discerning shopper. There are candles, frames, mirrors, lighting, linens, garden, bath, and art to tempt you. INSIDER TIP Viviane has been an interior designer for 14 years and her work has appeared in many publications. Lynn Smith has been in the design field for two decades. Stop in and ask your design questions. They love what they do!

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VOLUSPA CANDLES 100% cotton wick candles with natural waxes of coconut and apricot, all produced in California. Long and clean burning, the scents are sophisticated and luxurious. PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES Put the cutting-edge design products and services of White to work for you. You can maximize your rental property’s income potential — don’t forget that well-designed homes photograph better.


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BAY SPRINGS FARM ALPACAS

BIRD HOUSE OF CAPE MAY

Cute creatures, gorgeous yarns, beautiful gifts!

This great store is paradise for nature lovers of all ages

WHERE IS IT? On beautiful, pastoral New England Road, near Higbee’s Beach.

WHERE IS IT? You can’t miss the bright yellow-and-green Bird House of Cape May — it’s just past Broadway on Sunset Boulevard at the Chattel House Village... Exit Zero’s neighbor!

WHY SHOULD I GO? Owners Warren and Barbara Nuessle live the “alpaca lifestyle,” a quiet, simple existence, raising these friendly, adorable animals, which have wonderfully thick coats in a spectrum of colors. The 10-acre farm is a great destination for a fun family visit. Children love the alpacas, who are as curious as they are cute. Come check out how the alpaca fiber is spun into yarn, then purchase a sweater, scarf, blanket or hat made from that yarn in their warm, inviting onsite store. If you like to knit, you can choose from the varied selection of colors and weights and devise your own alpaca creation. As Barbara, a dedicated knitter, says, “Alpacas are literally sweaters on legs.” Don’t forget the socks! Warm, thick alpaca socks are just the thing to keep your tootsies warm in colder months. The farm is open Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Since 1995, The Bird House has offered the most complete selection of quality birdhouses, feeders and nature gifts. Hand-made of cypress, cedar, mahogany and copper, these designs will enhance your backyard (or your interior!) for years to come. Created by nature and crafted by artists, the collection of gourd birdhouses, gourd lamps and seasonal decor are unique, durable and beautiful. Their huge assortment of hummingbird feeders will amaze you. The Bird House also has garden accents, wrought-iron pieces, nature-inspired home decor, and Jingle Bird wind chimes, reproductions of American folk art painted right here in Cape May. The Drunken Dragonfly Garden Stake is a must have!

INSIDER TIP If you want to get up close and personal with those snug sock providers, you can get to know the alpacas by name online at bayspringsalpacas.com.

INSIDER TIP The Bird House of Cape May offers a large variety of handmade and richly scented wax pottery (no flame, no mess, no worries!). The store also carries natural bug and bee repellents, 100% soy candles, tide clocks, local carvings and original art.

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CAFÉ TUSCANY

CAPE MAY BIRD OBSERVATORY

Hand-made tableware, gifts and decor with Old World charm

You’re in a world-class natural paradise, and this is the HQ!

WHERE IS IT? In the fabulous shopping hotspot, the West End Garage, on Perry Street across from Wilbraham Park in West Cape May.

WHERE IS IT? Near Lake Lily in gorgeous Cape May Point.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Because the Mediterranean is much farther away! This sunny little spot will make you smile. Packed with cheery tableware, antique brass, sterling silver, and art objects both vintage and new from Italy, Mexico, Spain and Portugal, Café Tuscany is an explosion of color. The inventory is ever-changing: a handmade, hand-painted vintage donkey plate; copper pots and molds from Italy; a stoneware English tea set — plus, the largest selection around of pottery from Talavera, Mexico, featuring playful items like a mischievous monkey, an earnest iguana, and the stately blue pig. And watch out for the roosters, a good luck charm in sun-drenched Portugal. Café Tuscany is the perfect spot for a creative and unique housewarming or hostess gift. INSIDER TIP Cafe Tuscany now offer interior design services. Let them help you to bring some sunny Italian or Country French charm into your home with one phone call. 484 west perry street, west cape may « (609) 846-5675 « cafe-tuscany.com

WHY SHOULD I GO? Cape May was selected by Natural History magazine as one of the top 50 destinations in the world for natural treasures. Besides beautiful beaches and Victorian architecture, lucky you also gets to experience Monarch butterflies and hawk migration in the fall, spring shorebirds and horseshoe crabs, songbirds, warblers, terns, owls and more! New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory is the region’s nature hub, offering year-round activities. They have the largest selection of binoculars at competitive prices, nature gifts, bird feeders, garden goodies, clothing and books. The Northwood Center, nestled in the trees overlooking Lake Lily in Cape May Point, is a perfect spot to see what’s going on in Cape May’s breathtaking natural world. The center is open year-round from 9:30am to 4:30pm. If you can’t make it in person to the observatory, you can always visit online at www.BirdCapeMay.org. 701 east lake drive, cape may point « (609) 884-2736 « birdcapemay.com


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CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET

FIBER ARTS

Home furnishings for every room

Knitting is one of the hottest new hobbies, and this is your HQ!

WHERE IS IT? At 110 Park Boulevard in West Cape May and on a brand new Facebook store!

WHERE IS IT? In the Washington Commons Mall, next to Cape Orient.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Because just as you loved browsing the store for bargains on everyday necessities like sheets, towels and curtains, you will be able to save big time when you travel through the online Facebook store. No need to head to one of those bigbox stores when you’ve got this little online gem. Not only are the products of the highest quality, but you won’t have to mortgage your home to enjoy living in it. Enjoy shopping with prices that make you want to fill up your home with all kinds of goodies. You might go to Cape May Linen Outlet’s Facebook store with the intention of dressing up the master bedroom with a new comforter, only to realize you can treat every room in the house — everything from dish towels to shower curtains to napkin rings. The prices are THAT wallet-friendly. INSIDER TIP Go on Facebook and type in Cape May Linen Outlet. cape may lineN OUTLET « (609) 884-3630 « cape may linen outlet on facebook

WHY SHOULD I GO? Knitting is no longer just for your granny — Fiber Arts’ Jana Greer tells us that her store’s biggest demographic is 18-30-year-old women. On cloudy summer days, when the beach is not an option, stop by Fiber Arts for their free beginners’ class, held daily at no charge. Natural fibers and green yarns, many made from renewable resources, are stocked floor-toceiling, and the sales reps are referred to as Yarn Advisors. They are more than willing to help newcomers select the right yarn for their project. What also sets this store apart from other fiber and yarn stores is the abundance of buttons available. Buttons are a hard thing to come by in the knitting world, but Fiber Arts has hundreds of them for purchase at any time INSIDER TIP In January, Fiber Arts begins enrollment for what they like to call Knitting University. Throughout the course of six classes, or 18 sessions, depending on how you break it up, students will go from novices to intermediate knitters. Graduates leave Knitting University, degree in hand, by May. fiber arts « 315 Ocean Street, Cape May « (609) 898-8080 « yarnsrus.net

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ITALIAN GARDEN

MR J.’S MUSIC SHOP

L’Erbolario, Alviero Martini, Murano... exclusively from Italy

Accessories, lessons, inspiration...

WHERE IS IT? On Carpenter’s Lane behind the mall.

WHERE IS IT? In North Cape May, one short block from the picturesque Delaware bay.

WHY SHOULD I GO? If you love Italy, if you love Italian products, if you love unique fragrances and luxurious skin care, and most importantly, if you want to look beautiful, then you must visit Italian Garden and experience L’Erbolario. This is a line of botanical perfumes brimming with neroli, ambraliquida, citrus, myrhh, tarragon, iris, and cedar; soothing hand and body treatments with olive and argan oils; and restorative facial care enriched with aloe, royal jelly, calendula, and chamomile. In other words, scent heaven! Italian men take their grooming as seriously as women, and so does the Italian Garden. Extracts derived from vetiver, myrtle, bark and fern add a fresh, crisp scent to fragrances, shaving creams and “dopobarba” — so appealing! And les bambini need safe and gentle products for soft skin and hair — find them in the children’s garden.

WHY SHOULD I GO? If you want to make music, learn to play music, buy musical supplies and sheet music, or need repair to a musical instrument... basically if there’s anything music-related occurring in your brain, you’re going to Mr J.’s Music Shop. It’s a mom-andpop shop that has been serving the musical needs of the Cape May area for over 25 years. And you are in some very good company, too, because that is the place where all the best musicians either living or performing in the Cape May area go. Owned by two music teachers, Mr J.’s is as much a part of the Cape May music scene as the sound of ocean waves playing under every note.

INSIDER TIP Murano glass jewelry and Alviero Martini handbags add to the allure of the Italian Garden’s collections! Stop by to chat, munch on biscotti and enjoy product samples to take home. italian Garden « 510 carpenter’s lane, cape may « (609) 884-2300

INSIDER TIP You’ll get to view Mr J.’s massive autograph collection of countless artists that adorn the walls of the shop. And there’s a story behind each one. Listening in on Mr J.’s tales of 30-plus years in every aspect of the music business is worth the visit alone. 201 townbank road, north cape may

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NO. 5 TRADING CO.

OUT OF THE PAST ANTIQUES

Beautiful, exotic goodies at surprisingly affordable prices

It’s like a perfectly ordered grandmother’s attic

WHERE IS IT? In Carpenter’s Square Mall, located on Perry Street, opposite Congress Hall.

WHERE IS IT? On the corner of West Perry and Myrtle.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Because No. 5 Trading Co. is overflowing with Fair Trade items bought directly from local artisans in Southeast Asia. It’s as if you crossed the road from the beach in Cool Cape May and found yourself in Thailand or Vietnam Add color and flair to your wardrobe with a kaleidoscopic array of scarves, then go on a treasure hunt through a dramatic selection of ethnic jewelry that is surprisingly and delightfully affordable (you’ll be enjoying cheap thrills throughout your visit to this glorious little store). Then there is clothing you don’t see everywhere else... colorful cottons from Thailand, silks from India and batiks from Indonesia.

WHY SHOULD I GO? Everywhere you look are lovely surprises — a tea set from the 1920s, a cylinder from a turn-of-the-century Edison phonograph, a Wallace Nutting hand-colored photograph, tiny books from the 1940s and trinkets that would have been found in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and lounges from the first half of last century. This shop is full of distinctive hard-to-find treasures. The best way to describe this shop? If your granny and HER mother had good taste and managed to keep, in a collection of big boxes in the attic, many of their kitchen items, reading materials, and other household goods, and you opened all those boxes and placed them in a very cute little store... that’s what Out of the Past is like.

INSIDER TIP For true eastern handiwork, don’t miss the selection of djembe drums and didgeridoos, bone blow guns, and the mystical Garuda, Ganesha, Buddha and Quan Yin carvings, made by talented Balinese artists. These are not your typical seashore home decor items — a trip inside No. 5 Trading Co. is a truly authentic shopping experience. carpenter’s square mall, CAPE MAy

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INSIDER TIP You never know what you’re going to discover here. So even if you don’t find something that tickles your fancy on one particular visit, come back again. And make sure you check their Facebook page (Out of the Past Antiques) for regular updates. 394 myrtle avenue, cape may

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Two nice sentences that say lovely things, both with a period after them. Some store highlights RUBBER DUCKIES Their mascot, and claim to fame! More than 45 different kinds, from well-dressed bath buddies, to gentle giants. different kinds, from well-dressed bath buddies, to gentle giants.

Health&Beauty WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know because not only do they sell their great products, they use them, too! Check out the facial products. They carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond Scrub Mask. Bath Time is ready for your party favor needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they

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COMPANY NAME

Two nice sentences that say lovely things, both with a period after them. Some store highlights RUBBER DUCKIES Their mascot, and claim to fame! More than 45 different kinds, from well-dressed bath buddies, to gentle giants. different kinds, from well-dressed bath buddies, to gentle giants.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know because not only do they sell their great products, they use them, too! Check out the facial products. They carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond Scrub Mask. Bath Time is ready for your party favor needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they

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ACCENT ON BEAUTY With awesome haircuts and color treatments, facials, pedicures, manicures, massage and more, this is paradise found! Some Salon Menu Highlights AWESOME FACIALS Might be the best facial you will EVER experience! Soft music and lighting set the tone. Natural and chiral products provide hydrating and age-defying results. 50 minutes, $75. SLICE OF HEAVEN Two-and-a-half hours of pure bliss. A trio of must-have services... body polish, shea butter wrap and a 50-minute massage. This experience is aptly named! $150 plus tax. WALK ON THE BEACH PEDICURE Start your stroll with a soak in warm tropical scented seaweed. Your nails, cuticles and calluses are addressed. Legs and feet are exfoliated with an earth-warming sea scrub, followed by a luxurious tropicalscented lotion. You will just sigh when your tootsies are dipped into warm blue rain paraffin. Add another massage on infra-red heat and polish of your choice to round out a fabulous treat for the feet. 80 minutes, $65.

WHERE IS IT? At 128 Sunset Boulevard, a beautiful location on the way to Cape May Point. WHY SHOULD I GO? Everyone needs to escape the stress in their lives. Vacations, whether for a week or just one hour, are perfect for taking time out to replenish your body, mind and soul. Accent on Beauty is the place to be if you want THE best facials, massages, manicures, pedicure or haircare. Popular vote garnered this salon the honor of first place for Best Day Spa on the Jersey Shore! In order to bring you the absolute best service, the staff is proud and eager to elevate their craft to the next level through continued education and research. The energy here is laid-back, friendly and positive. Just what you’re looking for! Try Accent on Beauty for a refreshing, rejuvenating and “beautifying” change of pace. Enjoy the sun, the surf AND Accent on Beauty ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? Appointments are necessary — book one when you arrive in town or call ahead, since they go fast at this popular salon. Kindly give 24 hours notice if you are unable to keep your appointment.

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From the initial consultation to the rehearsal dinner, and especially to your big day, AOB has you completely covered. Let their bridal design experts and makeup artists enhance your beauty every step of the way. When choosing a salon for your wedding day always remember that at AOB your special day is their specialty.


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COMPANY NAME AND SPA ARTIZAN SALON

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WHY SHOULD I GO? WHERE IS IT? On Park Boulevard, just a few minutes from central Cape May. CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural

WHY SHOULD bubbling I GO? Walk Salon andskin Spa and the first thing you’ll notice is a smiling face bathinto will Artizan help soothe your today to get started! (although you may distracted by the a kind on the counter). You’ll then be struck by andberelax your mind. Andone thenofthere arejewelry the superb Cape May Blends. can choose how much fun everyone is having getting You pampered. The stylists have a personal relationship with their from 120 options and have it made right in clients and the atmosphere is upbeat and welcoming. front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble It’s no surprise that clients timeyou after bath, body oil orreturn whatever aretime... in the it’s a nice place to go whether you’re local or vacationing. Takemood a break for! from the beach and avail yourself to Artizan’s top-shelf services. You’ll go home Be sure to ask the staffand about happy and rejuvenated. Owner Suzanne hertheir team are ready to accommodate your needs from favorite products... should know top to bottom. They offer lowlights,they highlights, perms, cuts and styles. Revamp your look! Artizan Salon because not only do they sell their great and Spa offers traditional as well as trendy cuts and services... whatever you like. The salon specializes products, they use them, too! Check out the in bridal parties of anyproducts. size. Hundreds of brides have made their special day evenI NEED more TO memorable ANYTHING ELSE KNOW? facial They carry items for every by contacting Artizan’s wedding consultant hairAlmond and makeup. AND DON’T FORGET... guys need skin type. Our favorite is the for Honey Scrub Mask.day too... Artizan caters to everyone! pampering on their special Bath Time is ready for your party favor

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD Theorsalon needs. WhetherKNOW? for a bridal babyprovides shower, premium pedicure and manicure services as Timethem h on Facebook. or goldenare anniversary, well as signaturesurprise facials. birthday Gift certificates available.they Be sure BATH to friend

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HAIR STYLING RUBBER DUCKIES Come in with and a hair Their mascot, style trust claimintomind, fame!or More one of the talented than 45 different kinds, stylists to find the cut from well-dressed that’s right for you. bath buddies, to gentle MANICURES giants. Get a simple polish change, onfrom differentpop kinds, some acrylics,bath or go well-dressed classic a French buddies,with to gentle manicure. giants. PEDICURES Perfect accessory for a pair of sandals. WAXING The waxing business is always booming in a beach town. At Artizan the process is quick and (relatively) painless — from eyebrows to bikini lines, you’ll be ready for that bathing suit. COLOR Whether you need a few highlights or a whole new color, you’re in good hands. They even offer corrective coloring, in case you got a bad dye job elsewhere. WEDDINGS PLUS Going to a wedding or a night out to one of Cape May’s fabluous events? Whether it’s blow-out, up-style or a make-up application Artizans can make you look and feel beautiful all night long!


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COMPANY CAPE MAYNAME DAY SPA

Two nice sentencesescape, that say lovely things,May bothDay withSpa a period after them. For the perfect let Cape pamper you. It was again voted one of the best in South Jersey. Some store Some Spa highlights Highlights VICTORIAN RUBBER DUCKIES EXPERIENCE Their mascot, and By candlelight in the claim to fame! More couples’ room, a kinds, soak than 45 different in the whirlpool tub from well-dressed and side-by-side body bath buddies, to gentle massage, followed by a giants. light lunch. 90 minutes. different EXPRESS kinds, from STRESS A duo of therapists well-dressed bath will pamper you with buddies, to gentle agiants. spa pedicure and facial. While enjoying the benefits of the customized mask, your shoulders, neck, hands and feet are massaged, followed by a spa manicure and a cup of chai. 90 minutes.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? WHERE IS IT?isOn Jefferson Street, in Cape May’s Historic District. CLEANLINESS honey base, this natural bubbling bath will Ihelp your skin to get started! WHY SHOULD GO?soothe Vacations are designedtoday to supply you with an escape from the and relax your mind. And then there are the everyday and a chance to relax. If that’s true, why do we feel so tired when we get superb Cape May Blends. You can choose home? withita made visit to Cape from 120Change options that and have right in May Day Spa, where you will enjoy soothing services for whether a true getaway experience. front of you, it be lotion, bubble After your treatment, instead of heading back bath,the body oil world, or whatever you are intothe into real you’re taken a lounge for a cup of tea. Here you can reflect on mood for! how wonderful you feel and let the relaxation consume you. Be sure out to ask staff about their Check thethe Spa Shop, too. Whether you want to spoil yourself or treat a friend, favorite products... they should know you’ll find a great selection of AVEDA bath and beauty products for men and women. because not only do they sell their great The Day packages products, theySpa use offers them, too! Check starting out the at one and a half hours, up to the five-hour ANYTHING I NEED Ultimate Day Of Beauty, a great for a bride-to-be or aELSE perfect wayTO to KNOW? spend a facial products. They carry items forgift every skin type. rainy day.Our favorite is the Honey Almond

Scrub Mask. INSIDER TIP is The Spa’s alsofavor own and operate Victorian Lace Inn (see page Bath Time ready forowners your party 362) so you can take advantage of great needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower,Getaway Packages. The Spa was honored by BATH Timeofhthe best in New Jersey. surprise birthday or golden anniversary, NJ Monthly magazine in 2012 for the they sixth time as one

VICTORIAN TEA While you are experiencing the warming effects of hand and foot paraffin treatment, your therapist begins an aromatherapy massage in the Swedish style, along with foot reflexology. Includes a cup of Chai. 80 minutes. SEA ESCAPE Begin with a seawater bath or your choice of hydro-therapy. Then enjoy a 50-minute Integrated Swedish massage and 50-minute facial, followed by light lunch. Two hours, 30 minutes.

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COMPANY CIRCLE OFNAME LIGHT

Two nice that and say lovely things, both with atoperiod Tap intosentences the energy power of massage heal after and them. restore Some store Some highlights Highlights EXPERIENCE RUBBER DUCKIES Terri 16 years Theirhas mascot, and experience in the claim to fame! More healing arts. She uses than 45 different kinds, her experience as from well-dressed a Registered Nurse, bath buddies, to gentle Holistic Practitioner, giants. and Massage Therapist, as well different kinds, from as Reiki practitioner well-dressed bath to provide a full buddies, to gentle mind/body healing giants. experience.

what you wantlocation to give. Call WHERE WHEREIS ISIT? IT? Circle of Light Massage now hashave a tranquil studio rightMariah here in ON Street, the heart Cape May.master practitioner, Terri Carrigan-Litzie, will bring her Cape May. inEven betterofstill, their therapeutic experience right TO YOU! Circle of Light works with many B&Bs and hotels WHY SHOULD I GO? around the island, and will even to your home or office. CLEANLINESS is honey base, thiscome natural bubbling bath willI help your skin todaycan to get started! WHY SHOULD GO?soothe The healing powers of touch affect every aspect of our being. and relax your mind. And then there are the Terri is fully certified and has obtained mastery in a wide variety of healing methods. Her superb Cape May Blends. You can choose masterful massage healing energy relaxes and refreshes your mind, body and soul. from 120 options andand have it made right in She herwhether experience all ofbubble these areas to ensure that each and every session is frontuses of you, it be in lotion, bath, bodycustomized oil or whatever you are in specific the perfectly to meet your needs. mood for!applies several types of massage techniques customized to get you back on Terri BeWhether sure to ask the staff about track. you’re in need oftheir a head to toe full body restoration or a localized, favorite products... they should know focused area of work, such as deep tissue massage. Terri can utilize gentle all-over because not only do they sell their great restorative work, deep out tissue products, they usetherapeutic them, too! Check thework, as well as Swedish, Thai, and Reiki. Terri ANYTHING I NEED TO KNOW? even chair massage, a fullfor upper whileELSE fully clothed. facial offers products. They carry items everybody massage skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond INSIDER TIP Call to schedule her healing hands and/or sound energies to work to Scrub Mask. restore balance within you.party Appointments are made directly with Terri at Baththe Time is ready for your favor (609) 457-6311, or email her at tcarrigan2010@hotmail.com. Do yourself a favor and needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, BATH Time h surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they come into the Circle Of Light.

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GIFT SESSIONS A Circle Of Light session makes a wonderful gift for anyone who needs some pampering. Chair massage is a unique gift employers can give to their staff. And remember to ask for one for yourself! CERTIFICATIONS NJ Registered Nurse, Seashore Healing Arts Certified Massage Therapist, Terri is one of only four certified in the Ma-Ryah method of Sound Healers, which she has practiced for over a decade, as well as a certified Reiki practitioner. MASSAGE If sound healing and Reiki do not sound like your cup of tea, you can count on Terri’s massage therapy to set you back on track.


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COMPANY NAME LOUIS J. FELDMAN, DDS

Twothis niceoffice, sentences that say lovely things, both withgentle a period after them.combine for an experience your mouth will enjoy! At superb technical ability and treatment Some store highlights RUBBER DUCKIES Their mascot, and claim to fame! More than 45 different kinds, from well-dressed bath buddies, to gentle giants. different kinds, from well-dressed bath buddies, to gentle giants.

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

have what you want to give. Call Mariah

WHY SHOULD I GO? WHERE IS IT? In the middle of historic Cape May, off tree-lined Washington Street. CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural WHYyour SHOULD probably don’t have to tell you WHY you should go to the bubbling bath will help soothe skin I GO? We today to get started! Youare should and relax your mind. Anddentist. then there the have a pretty good grasp on that already. And we’re not going to superb Cape May Blends.pretend You canthat choose visiting the office of Louis Feldman is going to be the most fun thing to do in from 120 options and have it made in Cape May,right whether you visit regularly, occasionally vacation here, or are lucky enough to front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble live here year-round. bath, body oil or whatever you are in the But... what we CAN say is that a visit to the office of Dr Feldman is about as close to a mood for! pleasant as a trip to the dentist possibly could be. Be sure to ask the staff about experience their First of all, the welcome that you get at the front desk is genuinely warm. That feeling favorite products... they should know because not only do theycontinues sell their great as you walk down the hallway and prepare for your appointment. Dr Feldman is products, they use them,atoo! Check out the superb communicator and a first-class dentist. He is a detail-oriented technician, which is ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry items for every

good to know, but he is also a gentle man (AND a gentleman), which is good to know. The

skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond result is that for every minute you lie back in his chair you feel like you are in extremely Scrub Mask. capable hands. Think it’s impossible to relax in a dentist’s chair? You might be surprised. Bath Time is ready for your party favor Do your gums needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower,and teeth a favor and call Dr Feldman, whether it’s for an emergency or BATH Time h surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they a check-up.

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COMPANY NAME HEALTH CLUB NORTH BEACH

Two the nice gym sentences thatwhere say lovely things, both period after them. It’s where motivation —with notaintimidation — is the name of the game Some store Some Gym highlights Highlights YOGA RUBBER DUCKIES Beginner and and power Their mascot, classes available. claim toare fame! More Think is forkinds, than 45yoga different girls? Think again. from well-dressed “I encourage even bath buddies, to gentle the strong, burly giants. guys to take yoga,” different kinds, Mark from says co-owner Chamberlain. “It’s a well-dressed bath tremendous workout buddies, to gentle and increased giants. flexibility is something that everyone should be aiming for.”

have you wantMay to give. Callplaza, Mariah WHERE IS WHERE ISIT? IT? Where fitness goals are met... in thewhat North Cape Acme on ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

Bayshore Road, a short drive from downtown Cape May. WHY SHOULD WHY SHOULDI IGO? GO? For nearly 20 years North Beach Health Club has been the

CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural place vacationers and locals have gone to work out. They’re called the friendly-feelgood bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! gym for ayour reason. welcome here and you’ll feel right at home. and relax mind.Everyone And thenisthere are the superb Cape May You great can choose Vacation is anBlends. especially time to get in shape — there’s no excuse not to do from 120 options and have it made right in something good for your body and soul. North Beach offers a variety of classes so that front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble your never gets stale. Dabble bath, workout body oil or whatever you are in the in P90X, spin, boot camp, yoga, extreme body, mood for! beach body, non-stop cardio, boxercising, low-impact, hustle muscle classes... and a Be sure to ask the staff about their CrossFit gym with certified Level One instructors favorite products... they should know You won’t miss rep,sell stride step while you’re here in Cape May. North Beach has because not only do athey theirorgreat products, they use too! Check outand the classes (over 60) in a well-appointed, clean, 16,000 square feetthem, of cardio, weights ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry items for every

fun environment. The classes are the best in South Jersey — and personal trainers are skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond always available to put you through a great workout. Scrub Mask.

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CROSS-FIT It has a reputation as the you’ll-leavehere-wishing-youwere-dead class, but that’s not the case. “It’s a culture of camaraderie,” Mark says. “We don’t stop until every person has finished.” Need another reason to go? How about nine: Speed, strength, balance, agility, power, stamina, endurance, coordination, and accuracy. There are women-only classes available as well. BOXING Whether you want to sculpt your arms or work out some serious aggression the healthy way, this will do the trick. A great aerobic workout.

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COMPANY NAME SEA SPA AT CONGRESS HALL

Two nice sentences that say lovely things, both with a period afterbythem. Welcome to a world of indulgence, an elegant retreat the ocean where your vacation will be taken to a new level Some store Some Spa highlights Highlights

have whatCongress you want Hall to give. Callon Mariah WHERE WHEREIS ISIT? IT? In the heart of Cape May’s magnificent hotel, the ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. beachfront. WHY WHY SHOULD SHOULDI IGO? GO? The Sea Spa is a full-service spa offering an irresistible CLEANLINESS is honey base,simplicity, this naturalwhere a gentle touch and a placid scene are atmosphere with effortless bubbling bath will help soothe your skin get started! the only necessities. Located in the west wing today of thetolobby level of this historic hotel, and relax your mind. And then there are the the spa is beautifully appointed, superbly equipped and playfully decorated. Relax in superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in treatment room — think of it as your private a yellow-and-white-striped cabana-style front of Wander you, whether be lotion, bubble beach. into it a dimension where the only focus is on you. Nice thought, isn’t it? bath, body oil or whatever you are in the Well, it needn’t be a daydream — the Sea Spa is a vacation within a vacation. mood for! Sample theask Sea line, Thalgo, using real seawater and Be sure to theSpa’s staff new aboutmarine-based their favorite they should know and promote one’s overall well-being, administered seaweedproducts... to effectively rejuvenate because not only they sell their greatThe full-service menu includes luxurious massage, by dedicated anddoexpert therapists. products, they use them, too! Check out the body, and facial treatments as well as manicures and pedicures. relax, and ANYTHING ELSE I Indulge, NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry items for every refresh body and spirit.Almond skin type.your Ourmind, favorite is the Honey Scrub Mask. INSIDER TIP Don’t let seasonal parking issues keep you from relaxing at Sea Spa — Bath Time is ready for your party favor complimentary parking is included needs. Whether valet for a bridal or baby shower,for non-hotel guests. The spa is proud to sell BATH Time hare available. surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they Pivate both SkinCeuticals and Thalgo retail items. parties

OCEAN RUBBER MEMORY DUCKIES MARINE SPAand RITUAL Their mascot, Re-energize with claim to fame! More a three-step ritual than 45 different kinds, offering an Aquatic from Scrub,well-dressed massage with gentle abath Seabuddies, MineraltoStamp, giants. and a Tingling Algae wrap. different kinds, from POST-SUN well-dressed bath HYDRATING WRAP buddies, to gentle An application of a giants. cooling cream wrap to soothe and hydrate the skin after sun exposure. MER & SENS Utilizes a warm Basalt Stone, followed by a cool Marine Stone with the aim of increasing tissue oxygenation. SILICIUM SUPER LIFT FACIAL Defy time with a combination of marine molecules to boost cell production and fill expression lines and wrinkles. After just one treatment the skin glows and is intensely moisturized. MANICURE/ PEDICURE Old Fashioned Manicure and Pedicure or opt for Shellac. WAXING A full menu of waxing options available. Ask for details.

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COMPANY NAME SHEAR SUNSATIONS

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WHERE IS IT? Two miles outside of Cape May, a few minutes from the ferry terminal. WHY SHOULD I GO? Cape May National at dawn: fog lifting, birds singing, waterfowl landing in the lakes, huge bass leaping, ospreys circling overhead then diving to capture a fish for breakfast. No houses here — just a private sanctuary for you. Mark Twain was right about a lot of things, but he can’t have known about Cape May National when he wrote, “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” One of the most natural courses ever built, it surrounds a 50-acre bird sanctuary and started a new trend in environmentally sensitive course design. This par 71 championship course welcomes all levels of play. There are pros at a number of events throughout the year. If your swing isn’t what it used to be, try the chipping greens and driving range. Either way, it won’t take long to understand why the course receives accolades. The 18th hole was featured on the cover of the “50 Best Golf Holes in New Jersey” and Pub Links magazine said, “Cape

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CAPE MAY STAGE An Equity theatre company featuring a season of music, mystery, mayhem, poetry, and laughter... in a beautifully restored theatre! WHERE IS IT? The Robert Shackleton Playhouse is located on Bank and Lafayette, in downtown Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? Consistently earning accolades and distinctions in both local and national press, Cape May Stage prides itself on telling the stories that matter most to you — stories that inform and enlighten, entertain and amuse. Stories that uphold the imagination, that divert and transform, and stories that make us laugh and cry. The Main Stage productions set the standard for high-caliber entertainment, while the Second Stage Series continually imparts untold tales and adventures, as well as cabarets with some of Broadway’s biggest stars. In 2013, Producing Artistic Director, Roy Steinberg, is pulling out all the stops for the theatre’s 25th anniversary season, which includes a world premiere, a Tony Award-winning play, a hilarious farce, a loosely-based biopic on two international scholars, and an annual holiday production… How to Make a Rope Swing By Shawn Fisher May 17 — June 7: A world premiere production! The South Jersey town of Oakbranch is replacing the old schoolhouse. Two local elders, a beloved former school principal and a dedicated custodian, meet in a soon-to-be-demolished building, rediscovering a longsuppressed moment in the town’s history. Lend Me A Tenor By Ken Ludwig June 12 — July 26: When a fiery-tempered, world-famous Italian opera star comes to town, he finds himself in a compromising situation, giving an unexpected star the chance of a lifetime. This comedy won three Tony and four Drama Desk awards. Boeing Boeing By Marc Camoletti Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans July 31 — September 13: Bernard is engaged to Gloria. And to Gabriella. And to Gretchen. But his supersonic lifestyle hits turbulence when all three invade his swanky bachelor pad in this high-flying farce

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Freud’s Last Session By Mark St Germain September 18 — October 19: Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud pioneered the Id, the Ego, and the Superego. Writer C.S. Lewis created The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Two men, both brilliant, yet vastly different. On the eve of war, they engage in an electrifying talk about God, love, sex, and the meaning of life. A Walk in the Woods By Lee Blessing October 23 — November 16: In this Pulitzer Prizenominated drama, two superpower arms negotiators — one a witty, but cynical Russian veteran and the other an idealistic American newcomer — meet informally in the woods after long frustrating hours at the bargaining table. “A work of passion and power with the ring of political truth.” — Time Jacob Marley’s Christmas By Tom Mula November 29 — December 29: We all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge... but whatever happened to Jacob Marley? To escape his own chains, he begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal. This irreverent, funny, and deeply moving story retells Dickens’ classic with warmth and infectious zest. The CMS box office opens a half-hour before show time and is located inside the theatre lobby. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Information Booth on the Washington Street Mall. Tickets can be purchased at any time by calling the theater’s box office at (609) 884-1341. Tickets will be held at the box office until the time of show, and must be paid in advance. Small transaction fees apply. Visit capemaystage.org, any day, any time, and book your tickets directly using the Stage’s secure online ticketing system. Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, students $15. Performance schedules and times vary.

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WHERE IS IT? In Cape May, at Utsch’s Marina in Schellenger’s Landing. Make a right at the base of the Route 109 bridge and follow the U-turn signs until you get to Utsch’s Marina. WHY SHOULD I GO? East Coast Jet Boat Adventures is the newest adventure activity in South Jersey. You’ll experience a 45-55 minute jet boat ride on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Cape May harbor. You won’t forget this thrilling ride as you experience high speeds, spins, and even a few tricks. You’ll enjoy the beautiful historic beaches and tranquil back bays aboard the fastest and only true New Zealand-style jet boat on the east coast that can operate in the open ocean. Their boat is powered by twin supercharged diesel 600hp engines which allows for incredible acceleration, speed and maneuverability. In season, East Coast Jet Boat Adventures departs every 90 minutes from Utsch’s Marina. Each trip promises a unique adventure with excitement to raise your pulse! INSIDER TIP Check out their sister businesses, East Coast Parasail and East Coast Jet Ski & Wave Runner Rentals (see page 299). Do all three Water-sports and save BIG! Call today for details... They sell excitement!

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MISS CHRIS FLEET Welcome aboard Cape May’s premiere fishing boat fleet Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? At the Miss Chris Fishing Center, right behind Tony’s Pizza and the Captain’s Cove restaurant. WHY SHOULD I GO? Because you want to catch some healthy, delicious fish, that’s why! And the Miss Chris fleet has daily trips to help you on your quest for fish. They have all the latest modern fish-finding and safety equipment, plus the experience needed to help you catch the fish. They’ll supply the free ample parking, the bait and the instructions... you just catch the fish. Rods are available if you don’t have your own and

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for a family meal inside or outside on the deck. Joe’s Fish Co., on Surfside Pier, offers savory seafood with an eclectic twist. Joe’s also offers brick oven pizza, wraps and plenty of non-seafood dishes. Enjoy a selection of beer and wine or Joe’s signature margarita. At Ocean Oasis, get your grub on at the NEW Soggy Dollar Beach Bar with lively libations and a mouthwatering menu. Inside Raging Waters Waterpark, Wrecker’s Beach Grill offers lunch and snack items including cheesesteaks, wraps, burgers, hot dogs and more. Swim up to Trader Sam’s in River Adventure to enjoy a refreshing River Float served right into the river! Turn breakfast into an adventure aboard Morey’s Piers 156-foot high Ferris wheel. Breakfast in the Sky is an incredible mix of delicious food and stunning views.

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WHERE IS IT? Nature Center of Cape May on Delaware Avenue. WHY SHOULD I GO? You’re in the harbor with a group of friends. The water, reflecting the purples and reds of a spectacular evening sky, laps against your kayaks and paddleboards. As the gap between the sun and the horizon closes, the moon rises, and the fireworks — part of a birthday celebration at the nearby Coast Guard base — have what you want to give. Call Mariah WHERE IS IT? begin. “What’s next?” one yourinfriends jokes. “A pod ON of Street, the heart of Cape May.of dolphins swimming by?” And then, as if on cue, a trifecta of the animals jump from the surface, misting your face WHY SHOULD I GO? with water. CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural This was the experience of a group of fortunate Aqua Trails kayakers last summer. bubbling bath will help soothe your skin witnesstoday get started! “It blew people’s minds,” said owner Jeff Martin, who’s borne to a to great deal and relax your mind. And then there are the of these mind-blowing superb moments since he began working as a guide for the company in Cape May Blends. You can choose 1995: getting close enough to a dolphin to smell its breath; disturbing a group of comb from 120 options and have it made right in jellies so that they turnfront the water brilliantit neon green; having a front-row seat to the of you,awhether be lotion, bubble bath, body oil drama or whatever you aresunsets. in the Now it’s YOUR turn to migration of exotic shore birds and of summer mood for! experience these pleasures. Be sure to ask the about their Aqua Trails offers educational tours andstaff programs (Jeff teaches marine biology favorite products... they should know at the local high school,because so he’snot tuned in to the natural world), romantic tours (the full only do they sell their great moon trips have become a Cape May institution), tours products, they use them, too! Checkfor outthe the “adrenaline junkie” ANYTHING ELSE (paddling from the Cove to Higbee’s anditems tripsfor forevery the family (younger ones canI NEED TO KNOW? facial products. Beach) They carry skin type. OurThen favorite is thepaddle-boarding Honey Almond — great fun, AND ride along in Mom or Dad’s kayak.) there’s Mask. and stabilizes your entire core,” says Jeff, who a serious workout tool.Scrub “It develops Bath Time is tour. ready for your party favor offers an early-morning paddle-board needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower,

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COMPANY ATLANTICNAME PARASAIL

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COMPANY CAPE MAYNAME FILM FESTIVAL Two nice sentences that say lovely things, both with a period after them. Movies. Workshops. Community.

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WHERE IS IT? The 13th annual festival will be held on October 25-27 at the historic Chalfonte Hotel. WHY SHOULD I GO? Because it is a celebration of the best films and filmmakers in New Jersey! “The festival has been through a lot of transformations over the years,” says Dottie Knapp, President of the Cape May Film Festival. “We’ve had our fair share of celebrities, including Susan Sarandon, William Baldwin, Joey Pants, Vincent Pastore, as well as notable directors and producers. But what is most important is that we have remained steadfast in our mission to

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“Membership to the society is free,” says Corbin Cogswell, Chair of the society’s Program and Membership Committee. “Our hope is that people will enjoy the programs they attend and support the group with donations and their own time.” Also, the Society hosts an ANYTHING ELSEthat I NEED TO KNOW? annual film camp teaches students filmmaking, and teamwork. “Being a part of the Cape May Film Society is a perfect way to connect with people,” says Dottie Knapp. You can find out more about the Cape May Film Society at BATH Time h capemayfilm.org or by calling/texting 609-326-FEST (3378).


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COMPANY CAPE MAYNAME LIGHTHOUSE

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WHY SHOULD I GO? There’s something special about a lighthouse. Tall and regal, a sentinel guiding mariners back to a safe harbor. The Cape May Lighthouse is one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States. It has helped navigators enter the Delaware Bay since 1859, and is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. In 1857, the Army Corps of Engineers began construction of the present lighthouse. Its design is attributed to Civil War General George Meade. The tower is made of brick, with both an exterior and interior wall. The outside wall has a diameter of 27 feet at the base and 10 feet, 6 inches at the top. The cylindrical interior wall supports the 199 step, castiron spiral staircase. Both walls rise 145 feet to the watch room and outside gallery, which sit beneath the lantern at the top. The beacon was first lit October 31, 1859. Its original lamp was fueled by oil. In 1938, that lamp was replaced by an electrical beacon, which eliminated the need for lighthouse keepers. This beacon flashes every 10 seconds and is still visible 24 miles out to sea. The United States Lighthouse Service was discontinued in 1939 and its equipment and personnel were transferred to the United States Coast Guard. As electronic navigation aids began to reduce the need for lighthouses, Cape May’s sentinel fell victim to Coast Guard budget cuts. It was reactivated at the end

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WHERE IS IT? On the corner of Perry and Jackson Street. WHY SHOULD I GO? Nothing screams summer as much as sun, sand and miniature golf! At Cape May Miniature Golf, 18 beautifully sculpted greens, with sand traps, cleverlypositioned water hazards and a play-through waterfall cave make this the Pebble Beach of Cape May. For the serious and not-so-serious golfer, this is definitely a place to test your putting skills — or to discover them. And who could complain if your kids score better than you when there’s delicious ice cream for all of you? Cocomoe’s is directly connected to the golf course and has some of the most affordable pricing and comfortable seating in town. They carry 24 flavors of only the best ice cream, as well as Italian ice, soft serve, real fruit smoothies, yogurt, shakes and banana splits. Or build your own sundae with over 20 toppings to choose from. It’s all here for the family at Cape May Miniature Golf & Cocomoe’s Ice Cream Parlor. ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? This is a great place for families, birthday parties, reunions, group outings, tournaments and field trips. Be sure to take advantage of their Super Family Friendly Rate... available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-3pm, where groups of four to five players can play for a flat rate of only $25. For a group of five, that’s a $15 savings! Cape May Mini Golf is open daily in season. Parking is available and there is an ATM on premise.

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COMPANY NAME EAST COAST PARASAIL, JET SKI AND WAVERUNNER Two nice sentences that sayand lovely things, both withEast a period afteris them. Parasailing, Jet Skiing Waverunning... Coast your ticket to fun on the water this summer!

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COMPANY NAME EAST LYNNE THEATER COMPANY

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ABOUT THE THEATER COMPANY East Lynne is a proven destination for theater lovers who crave the adventure of discovery. By bringing the American Spirit to the stage with its blend of provocative premieres and timeless classics, this award-winning Equity professional theater provides a portal to the past for a better understanding of the present. Professional critics and patrons alike enjoy ELTC’s entertaining and unique repertoire. “The Poe Mysteries’ excellent cast is directed with crisp, clear simplicity by Gayle Stahlhuth, ELTC’s artistic director.” — Howard Shapiro, reviewer for The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/17/12) ELTC operates all year long with touring shows and workshops throughout the country, and performances at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street in Cape May, an ADA-accessible venue with excellent acoustics and sightlines. Season tickets, group rates, dinner-show packages, B&B-show packages, and packages for bus/ private tours are available. Shows run four nights weekly, Wednesday through Saturday, except where noted. Most tickets: $30; $25 seniors; $15 students; ages 12 and under free. MAINSTAGE SEASON 2013 THEME: WHAT MAKES A LEGEND? June 12 — July 20 at 8:30pm (No show Thursday, July 4; added show Sunday, July 7) Lost on the Natchez Trace (NJ Premiere) In 1825, a slave auctioneer is injured while heading home through Mississippi’s Natchez Trace. When he yells for help, a runaway slave appears. Who will save whom in this compelling new play, written by Jan Buttram, co-founder of Abingdon Theatre Company in NYC. July 2 at 7:00pm An Evening of Fables The much anticipated Student Workshop Production. Free admission. July 24 — August 31 At 8:30pm The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (World Premiere) The townsfolk of Sleepy Hollow believe that the headless body of a Hessian soldier astride his horse haunts their isolated village. When Ichabod Crane disappears, is it the fault of the Headless Horseman, or something else? Washington Irving’s supernatural story is adapted by James Rana, who created ELTC’s last season’s Poe Mysteries.

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Henry, presented in storytelling fashion by Gayle Stahlhuth, who has been praised by reviewers and audience alike for her portrayals of have what youinwant to give.ofCall 30-plus roles the telling oneMariah tale. (Tickets: $25; $15)

September 18 — October 13 at 8:00pm (No show Wednesday, October 9; added October 13 at 7:30pm) WHERE IS IT? The Late Christopher Bean ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. After his death, Bean is heralded as “one of the greatest artists of all time,” but did a New England destroy his paintings, misplace WHYfamily SHOULD I GO? them, or hide them? Written by Pulitzer-prize winner Howard, CLEANLINESS is honey base,Sidney this natural bubbling bath will help soothethe your skin it was a 1932 Broadway hit. Ken Jaworowski reviewing Actors and relax yourinmind. then“It’s there arethat the Company Theater production in NYC 2009And wrote: a play superb Cape May Blends. You can choose has remained fresh and funny, proving once again that a strong script from 120 options and have it made right in is rarely tarnished by time.”

June 6 — December 31 Tales of the Victorians Taste treats and listen to an ELTC actor present a story at historic today toat get started!Thursday during the summer and Saturdays venues, 4:00pm, in the fall, for $10. In November and December, enjoy stories told by an ELTC actor on the Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Ride, co-sponsored with Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities.

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June — October Sunday Film Series June 30 at 8:30: Amazing Grace (2007) about one man’s battle to abolish slavery in England. (Tickets: $10) AND Silent Classic Films with live organ accompaniment performed ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? by Wayne Zimmerman (Tickets: $15) August 4 at 8:30: The Thief Of Bagdad (1924), a magical tale with flying carpets and all, starring Douglas Fairbanks. October 20 at 8:00: The Cat and the Canary (1927), a tale of horror. BATH Time h with The Cape May Film Society. Co-sponsored

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COMPANY NAME ESTATE EMLEN PHYSICK

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WHERE IS IT? Halfway down beautiful tree-lined Washington Street. WHY SHOULD I GO? Back in 1970, the Emlen Physick Estate on Washington Street was slated for the wrecker’s ball. Luckily, a group of people banded together to form what is now the MidAtlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and prevented that. Today, stepping through the front door is like stepping back in time. This fully-restored 18-room mansion was designed for Dr. Emlen Physick, descendant of a wealthy and famous Philadelphia family, and his widowed mother, Mrs. Ralston and maiden Aunt Emilie. Although Dr. Physick followed the family tradition and completed his medical training, he never practiced, but lived the life of a country gentleman in Cape May. Attributed to the renowned architect

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Frank Furness, this mansion is one of the finest examples of Stick Style architecture in America. The estate caused a buzz in town when it was constructed in this avant-garde style; most cottages were still being built in the conservative Italianate, Gothic and Mansard styles. The exterior of the Estate is distinguished by Furness’ trademark oversized features, including gigantic upside-down corbelled chimneys, hooded “jerkin-head” dormers, and the huge

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COMPANY LAKEVIEWNAME DOCKS

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COMPANY NAME OF CAPE MAY NATURE CENTER

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WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in WHERE IS IT? On Delaware Avenue, near the US just one day or all summer. front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble Coast Guard base. The Nature Center’s day doesn’t end with the bath, body oil or whatever you are in the setting sun. Join them for evening family programs, mood for! WHY SHOULD I GO? The Nature Center offers Be sure to ask the staff about their including full moon kayak tours, evening campfires adult, family and children’s programs, from guided favorite products... they should know and moonlight beach strolls in search of bats, ghost kayaking trips, family hikes, private because not onlycycling do theytours, sell their great crabs and other nocturnal creatures. garden beginner birding field products,tours, they use them, too! Check outtrips the and ANYTHING ELSE I NEED KNOW? Fall is theTO time to enjoy the change of seasons facial products. They carry items for every wildlife-friendly gardening programs. skin Summertime type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond and the panoramic view from the welcome center’s brings children’s day camps, Scrub Mask. three-story observation tower. It’s also the perfect Monday through Friday throughout July and August, Bath Time is ready for your party favor time to join migrating Monarchs for a tour of the for preschool through ninth grades. It’s designed needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, BATH Time hwildlife meadows and gardens. surprise birthday or golden anniversary, theymay attend with summer visitors in mind — campers

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COMPANY NAVAL AIRNAME STATION WILDWOOD

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WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

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WHY SHOULD I GO? WHERE IS IT? Just north of the island, take Broadway/ Helldiver sank more enemy ships than any other plane in CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural Seashore Road to Breakwater Road, turn left. Look for the war). bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to get started! all the planes about a quarter-mile on your right and Their presence is still felt, more than 70 years later, and relax your mind. And then there are the follow signs to museum. because the Aviation Museum is still exactly the way superb Cape May Blends. You can choose they left it. But, oh, the difference 70 years has made in from 120 options Iand have it made right in WHY SHOULD GO? History! And airplanes. How front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble aviation! And you can see that difference made clear as can you need more reason than that? The Cape May bath, body oil or whatever you are in the you get up close and personal with the F-14 Tomcat, F-16 County Airport is built on what used to be a naval air mood for! Fighting Falcon, the UH-1 Huey, the T-33 Thunderbird, and baseBe during theask Second World War, a place where brave sure to the staff about their a Coast Guard rescue helicopter you can actually sit in. young men trained to fly the “quirky” SB2C Helldiver. favorite products... they should know because not onlywe domean, they sell their greatof one pilot, “the And by “quirky” in the words INSIDER TIP The museum has interactive exhibits, products, they ever use them, worst airplane built.”too! Check out the videos and even original posters from the era. A blast ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry items for every

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COMPANY THUNDER NAME CAT DOLPHIN WATCH SPEEDBOAT Two that say The nice onlysentences way to sea life!lovely things, both with a period after them.

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WHERE IS IT? Located just 10 minutes from down town Cape May. Head out of town over

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Travel 1.5 miles, as you go over the toll bridge and Thunder Cat is located 100 yards on the left (look for the yellow building). There is plenty of free parking. WHY SHOULD I GO?

CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural WHY SHOULD I GO? The Thunder Cat is a very special catamaran speedboat. It was bubbling bath will help soothe your skin today to experience get started! the number one way to appreciate sea life. custom designed so that YOU can and relax your mind. And then there are the EnjoyYou thecan thrill of seeking out those irresistible bottle-nosed dolphins. What makes the superb Cape May Blends. choose Thunder Cat so special? When the owners set out to create this magnificent boat, they from 120 options and have it made right in something front of you, whetherwanted it be lotion, bubble that would attract everyone’s eye. Little did they know that it would also bath, body oil or whatever you are the attract dolphins in numbers! They follow the magical sound of the be a boat thatinwould mood for! Thunder Cat’s roar. Come experience this intimate family friendly excursion aboard this 49 Be sure to ask the staff about their passenger speedboat, which offers a very close up and personal tour with the Thunder Cat’s favorite products... they should know as they because not only do crew they sell their guide great you along the beaches of Cape May and Wildwood experiencing sea life at its best! products, they use them, too! Check out the ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry items for every

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? Open from mid-May through mid-September. Your

skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond 1.5 hour excursion departs at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and (5pm when needed). Reservations are Scrub Mask. recommended, Bath Time is ready for your party book favor online at Thundercatdolphinwatch.com. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Spring and Fall trips needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower,are limited so please call ahead. Be sure to bring your cameras to BATHCat Time h offers cold refreshments and snacks. surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they Thunder capture the moments! also

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COMPANY NAME TROLLEY TOURS

Twoback, nice sentences thatenjoy say lovely both with period after America’s them. Sit relax, and the things, very best wayato explore Original Seaside Resort WHERE IS IT? The trolley tours are all over town, as you will discover if you read on! WHY SHOULD I GO? The first thing you want to do when you get to Cape May is park your car and toss the keys on the dresser or desk until you’re ready to head for home. After that, there are two perfect ways to see the town: walk (which is also good for you and makes you feel less guilty about splurging at a great restaurant tonight), or hop aboard one of MAC’s red trolleys. Guilt aside, this is even better because you also get the added benefit of guides who know the ins and outs of the town’s colorful past. Trolley tours run the gamut: History, romance, and even ghosts and you’ll find them at all times of the day and into the evening hours. You’ll also find trolley tours geared to young visitors and trolley tours for the holiday season, so you can see the town when it turns into a Dickens village. To make your life easier (you are on vacation, after all), check out our Trolley 101: Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour: Designed for the first-timers, this provides a quick overview of the town and an introduction to the many cultural, historical, and natural attractions we’re so proud of. Historic District Trolley Tour: The town is justifiably proud of its Victorian heritage, and this is where you want a guide who knows his or her stuff. The architecture is amazing and the history behind it is as colorful as the paint colors. Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour: If you’ve driven along Beach Avenue, you’ve seen some of the mansions you’ll be hearing

WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know because not only do they sell their great products, they use them, too! Check out the facial products. They carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond Scrub Mask. Bath Time is ready for your party favor needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they

about. Wealthy Victorians of the store late 1800s Some who traveled here for the health benefits of highlights ocean bathing and breathing in that sea air RUBBER DUCKIES along the strand called them “cottages,” a Their mascot, and major understatement. claim to fame! More Moonlight Trolley Ride: all kinds, thanBeneath 45 different those layers of clothes, those Victorians from well-dressed were romantic. You might find yourself bath buddies, to gentle getting in the mood, too,giants. as you travel the town’s gaslit streets and different listen tokinds, stories from about Victorian courtship and romance. well-dressed bath gentle Ghosts of Cape Maybuddies, TrolleytoTour: giants. Oooh… now we’re getting to the spirited side of Cape May, which has dozens of documented hauntings to brag about. MAC works with psychic medium and ghost writer Craig McManus who has visited homes, hotels and B&B inns, and has provided the MAC guides with the stories about who lived where, and why they’re still around. have what you want to give. Call Mariah Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour: McManus has also visited the Cape May Lighthouse, and found a few stray keepers of the past who can’t bear to leave. On this evening tour, you can climb to the top and today to get started! learn more about this 1859 sentinel, or just admire it from the ground. There are combination tours that first give you the historic background of the town, and then take you on to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, the Victorian house museum that’s a must-see for all visitors. Best of all, you’ll come away from your tour relaxed and refreshed. After all, you’ve ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? just gone from traveling 80 mph to 8 mph. It’s time your life slowed down a little, and Cape May is a perfect place to do it. For more information, contact MAC — BATH Time h see below.

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COMPANY NAME WORLD WAR II LOOKOUT TOWER

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ABOUT THE ARTIST If you’re familiar with Cape May’s wildly popular weekly publication, Exit Zero (produced by the publishers of this book), then you will most likely know the name Aleksey Moryakov. jfldksjlkdsjflkdsjflkdsjlkf Aleksey is the hard-working, super-pleasant, hyper-efficient young man who chronicles Cape May life through the lens of his fancy Canon EOS camera. He is also responsible for most of the photographs in this book that you are holding. Aleksey’s blond-headed, bespectacled, smiling face seems to be everywhere, from the beach to the bars, to house parties, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. WHY SHOULD I GO? And indeed, he IS everywhere. Not only does he shoot for Exit Zero and Cool Cape May, he also has a successful commercial photography business. With his technical knowledge, excellent people skills, knowledge of the area and CLEANLINESS jdlkfjdlkjflkdjflkdlfd Herculean work ethic, Aleksey is a great choice to shoot a special occasion. He is equally at home with a grand wedding on the lawn of Congress Hall or a simpler affair on the beach, where he will use Cape May’s amazing light to capture some dreamy images you ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? will cherish forever. Or if you want some beautiful, memorable portraits of your family, friends, loved one, or pet, give Aleksey a call. Basically, you can take him anywhere — and fkd;slkf;dlskf;lds ALWAYS get excellent results. WHERE IS IT?

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Two nice sentences thatin say lovelywindow things, both with a period after them.offer a beautiful solution to all home improvement needs Cape May’s leader quality coverings, de Satnick’s Some MENU highlights ONE Their mascot, and claim to fame! More than 45 different kinds, from welldressed bath buddies, to gentle giants. TWO Their mascot, and claim to fame! More than 45 different kinds, from welldressed bath buddies, to gentle giants. THREE Their mascot, and claim to fame! More than 45 different kinds, from welldressed bath buddies, to gentle giants.

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WHERE IS IT? de Satnick’s Window Fashions is a and beyond,

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ABOUT THE COMPANY Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty opened its doors for business in 1990 and has set the standard of excellence for the real estate profession in Victorian Cape May. Christina P. Clemans, broker/owner, and the realtors who work with her bring the highest level of professional care to every client. Chris and the individuals on her team are well trained and

knowledgeable about all aspects of the active and exciting market in America’s Original Seaside Resort. All members of the Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty team are actively engaged in community groups, organizations and locally oriented activities, keeping abreast of information important to buyers and sellers of real estate. The Chris Clemans agents live here, work here, socialize here, raise their families here, and take the business of helping

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COMPANY NAME DELLAS AGENCY

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WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

ABOUT THE COMPANY The Dellas family has been serving the residents and visitors of Cape May since 1912, when Pete and Elizabeth Dellas operated their furniture store at 104-108 Jackson Street, underneath their residence. In 1934 Pete, along with his son Norman, purchased the real estate and insurance business located at 507 Washington Street. In 1947 the Dellas family purchased and operated Faulkner’s 5 & 10 at 503-505 Washington Street, renaming it Dellas Inc. 5 & 10. In 1954 the Dellas family acquired and enlarged the building to include 501 Washington Street, once the location of the Home Restaurant. In 1976, the building housing the real

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COMPANY NAMEREALTY JERSEY CAPE

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WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. WHY SHOULD I GO? CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural bubbling bath will help soothe your skin and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose from 120 options and have it made right in front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble bath, body oil or whatever you are in the mood for! Be sure to ask the staff about their favorite products... they should know because not only do they sell their great products, they use them, too! Check out the facial products. They carry items for every skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond Scrub Mask. Bath Time is ready for your party favor needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they

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WILSEY REALTY Thinking of buying or selling in Cape May or beyond? Stop by for an easy chat with a Wilsey agent.

ABOUT THE COMPANY The Wilsey family name has been synonymous with integrity and dedication as part of the Greater Cape May community since 1954. That’s why Gail Wilsey Morrison, Broker/Owner of Wilsey Realty, LLC, was proud to choose the family name for her real estate company, located on the corner of Lafayette and Bank Street, in the heart of downtown historic Cape May. This level of commitment is why Wilsey Realty signs grace the front lawns of so many properties in Cape May and beyond.

“We see your signs everywhere, so we decided to stop in,” is a frequent remark made by buyers, sellers and visitors looking for the perfect vacation rental. Wilsey Realty’s prime location, with on-site parking, is wonderfully convenient for clients and customers. Their fully renovated office, winner of an Historic Preservation Commission award, is a comfortable business setting with private conference rooms available to accommodate clients. Wilsey Realty fully embraces the technology that has

revolutionized the real estate industry. They offer an excellent, user-friendly website that assures sellers and landlords high exposure for their properties. Technology is a wonderful tool, but getting buyers and sellers to the closing table, or getting a lease signed, still requires having the best people, and Wilsey has exceptional realtors. Wilsey offers an experienced sales team, alongside the best support staff, all working together to exceed their clients’ expectations.

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name of business BUCKINGHAM MOTEL

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WHERE IS IT? Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, down on the east end of Beach Avenue.

WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? Because the Buckingham has the best rates at the beach. And not only that — it is within walking distance of Cape May’s excellent restaurants, shopping, fishing areas and the city’s famed Historic District. Take advantage of Cape May’s varied seashore activities and things to do like dolphin and bird-watching, fishing and boat trips, bicycling and surfing, plus many and varied trolley tours, festivals, theaters and so much more. Or just relax on the sparkling white sandy beaches with a good book. WHY SHOULD I GO? Cape May is a quaint family-oriented seaside resort, rich in Victorian architecture, gourmet restaurants and B&Bs. From your room at the Buckingham Motel, you can watch the sun rise (and set) and the dolphins swimming. CLEANLINESS jdlkfjdlkjflkdjflkdlfd There are several different room types and efficiency units, some with oceanfront views. There is also a one-bedroom apartment, with full kitchen, bath, sleeping up to five, with ANYTHING ELSE I NEEDhousekeeping TO KNOW? service. All the amenities you need for the perfect seaside family holiday are here at the Buckingham: coffee makers, AC and heat, cable color television, off-street parking, daily maid service, in-room telephones, barbeque grill, bike rental and more. fkd;slkf;dlskf;lds So, for a family holiday that WON’T break the bank, give the Buckingham a call. jfldksjlkdsjflkdsjflkdsjlkf

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WHERE IS IT? Half a block from the beach and the beautifully renovated mall on gorgeous Jackson Street, in the heart of the Historic District.

WHY SHOULD I GO? This is a special place in a city that’s rightly famous for its architecture. The Carroll Villa offers a wonderful combination of a grand, historic building with an unpretentious, creative and very welcoming atmosphere. Built in 1882 as a seaside escape for families, it was modeled after the Italian villa style. It has an imposing, sweeping porch, tall front windows, a symmetrical facade and a cupola. WHY SHOULD I GO? For a romantic weekend, a family vacation, or a unique conference site, the Villa offers 21 attractively priced Victorian guest rooms, all beautifully furnished with period antiques, private baths, AC, ceiling fans, flat-screen TVs, free wireless internet, and more. Large CLEANLINESS jdlkfjdlkjflkdjflkdlfd conference and meeting rooms within the hotel and dining rooms offer comfortable and ambient environments for corporate meetings, workshops, family reunions, weddings and dinners. ANYTHING ELSE I NEEDrehearsal TO KNOW? This family-run hotel is also home of the nationally acclaimed, locally famous Mad Batter restaurant (see page 122). This means that staying here will get you a delicious full fkd;slkf;dlskf;lds breakfast every morning. There’s no better way to start another special day in Cape May.

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name of businessHOTEL THE CHALFONTE

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WHERE IS IT? On Howard Street, two short blocks from the ocean.

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name business HOTELof ALCOTT

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WHERE IS IT? On Grant Street, just off Beach Avenue. WHERE IS IT?

WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? The Hotel Alcott is a Cape May gem. It has old-world charm everywhere you look — in the 31 custom guest rooms and suites, in the beautiful lobby, in the verandah lined with wooden rocking chairs and decorated with plants and jfldksjlkdsjflkdsjflkdsjlkf flowers, in the luscious center courtyard with a gurgling fountain, and in the exquisite antiques that add finishing touches. This is truly a charming retreat from your “real” life. But of course, along with this charm you will also find all the modern features of a full-service hotel. The Hotel Alcott’s custom guest rooms and suites are luxuriously appointed for comfort with pillowtop mattresses, custom down duvets, plush European linens, in-suite robes and slippers, flatWHY SHOULD I GO? screen LCD televisions, complimentary wireless internet service and expansive, relaxing verandahs. If that wasn’t enough, the Hotel Alcott houses the three-star La Verandah restaurant CLEANLINESS jdlkfjdlkjflkdjflkdlfd (see page 118), which is as elegant and fine as the building itself. You can choose between the high-ceilinged dining room, restored to its 19th-century magnificence, or the outdoor verandah. ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? So, if your idea of a perfect vacation includes sitting on a rocking chair on a beautiful verandah, or in a verdant courtyard, reading a book and sipping a cold drink as you are fkd;slkf;dlskf;lds refreshed by breezes from the nearby ocean, then Hotel Alcott is your kind of place.

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HOTEL MACOMBER A magical old landmark building houses a gorgeous hotel and one of New Jersey’s finest restaurants Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? The Macomber is a family-run seashore hotel located on the corner of Beach Avenue and Howard Street in Cape May, a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean. WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? Built at the turn of the century, the Macomber was the last Historic Landmark building erected in Cape May and, at the time, was the largest frame structure east of the Mississippi River! Recently renovated, this grand shingle-style

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mansion is within walking distance of all local attractions. Situated just a few steps from the beach, its relaxing, airy rooms catch the salty breezes and romantic sunsets. The main floor includes a large living room and a bright solarium overlooking Beach Avenue. Rockers on the ocean-front verandas tempt you to linger and relax. The Hotel Macomber offers cheerful, breezy bedrooms, nearly all with ocean views,

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moderately priced. Please note that all guest rooms are non-smoking. The ground level offers quaint shops, services, plus a great place to enjoy breakfast bagels. And there’s more... the hotel is also home of Union Park (see page 146), an elegant, awardwinning restaurant — it’s one of Cape May’s finest. Hotel Macomber is available for weddings, conventions, reunions and more. Call for more details.

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LA MER BEACHFRONT INN A contemporary, beachfront inn right across the street from the ocean with a swimming pool. Enjoy luxurious comfort! Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? Right across from the Atlantic Ocean, at the corner of Beach and Pittsburgh Avenues. WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? Because La Mer Beachfront Inn features the ultimate contemporary facilities, with 141 spectacular rooms that beautifully combine comfort and convenience. You can relax by the pool and order a cocktail from the Sand Bar Lounge. Or enjoy fine cuisine at The Pier House, an on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The rooms at La Mer are accessible by three elevators and indoor halls, and each one is beautifully appointed with both style and modern convenience, such as granite wet bars with microwaves and refrigerators, safes, high-speed internet access, and those incredible views. They also have a fitness center, and meeting rooms for any special occasions. Plus the La Mer has a fullyequipped Business Center if you absolutely must do some work. And here’s a major bonus — they provide more than 50 percent covered, off-street parking... a real rarity in America’s Original Seaside Resort. In the summer of 2013, the hotel will debut a new spa, gym, additional rooms and a renovated wing building. Chic!

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MOORING BED & BREAKFAST Comfortable elegance, irresistible homestyle breakfasts... all of this right next to the beach. That’s a win-win-win! Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? On Stockton Avenue, in Cape May’s Historic District, just one building behind the beach. WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? The Mooring is something of an anomaly. It was designed as a guest house when it was built in 1882, unlike the vast majority of Cape May inns, which were originally intended as private homes. It has nine guest rooms and two suites, each with private bath, AC, ceiling fan and period furnishings. Several have ocean views, two have a private porch, and all but two have TVs, which is a good thing, since some guests prefer to go without. Let’s be honest, you can watch TV anywhere — Cape May has so many more inspiring visual treats. The Mooring’s dining room features tables for two, rather than larger, communal tables, which means you can enjoy the bountiful, home-cooked breakfasts with a little more privacy. Breakfast is plated and served to guests individually, and each day they offer three choices of hot entrée (a specialty French toast or Belgian waffle, and two different egg selections, cooked to order). Complimentary on-site parking is available, as well as free street parking on Stockton Avenue — another good thing.

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OCEAN CLUB HOTEL All the comforts of home, with the added luxury of beachfront recreation at its best... this is the way to stay in Cape May! Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? Perfectly situated at 1035 Beach Avenue on the eastern end of Cape May’s beautiful beachfront. WHY SHOULD I GO? Location, location, location. Plus, you want to be pampered, don’t you? Although the Ocean Club Hotel’s greatest amenity is the beachfront location and accessibility to everything Cape May has to offer, it’s also a chic destination in its own right where no detail has been overlooked. The Ocean Club Hotel is redefining the luxury Cape May hotel experience with its blend of sophisticated style and breezy comfort. Let’s start with the rooms – 90 total, with several options for your stay, including Cape May’s first cabana rooms, poolside, with two luxury chaise lounge chairs, table and privacy curtains. There are soaking tub rooms, one and two-bedroom suites and efficiency wet-bar rooms with fridge, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Don’t want to even make your own toast on vacation? No problem — their new oceanside

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restaurant, SeaSalt (see page 140), is at your service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an al fresco seating option. It’s always happy hour on vacation — just take a seat at their ocean view bar for a cocktail. And if you can’t even manage to get out of your luxury chaise lounge to get into the restaurant, that’s okay too — there is poolside AND sun deck food and beverage service. Spellbound with bliss on the beach? Take advantage of the beachside service for lounge chairs, umbrellas and towels. Back in your room, you’ll find such luxuries as custom-designed furnishings, private balcony with panoramic ocean views, pillow-top mattresses with luxury linens, hi-def TVs with premium channels, wireless internet service, in-room phones with voicemail and free local calls, complimentary morning newspaper, iPod docking station, in-room safe, bellhop and concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. In short... enjoy all the comforts of home with the added bonus of an ocean in the front yard. Now that’s what we call a vacation.

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STOCKTON INNS Choose from the Victorian charm of the Manor or the family-friendly convenience of the Motor Inn Some Menu Highlights

WHERE IS IT? Across from the ocean at 809 Beach Avenue. WHY SHOULD I GO? It’s nice to have choices on vacation, and here at Stockton Inns, you can choose from The Stockton Manor or the Motor Inn, with the added bonus of unparalleled locale no matter which one you choose. The Groetsch family has provided outstanding guest service for more than forty years. The Manor offers both the serenity and rich history of a 19-century guesthouse, having been a prominent fixture on the Cape May beachfront for more than 130 years. It features the old-world atmosphere four-poster beds and clawfoot tubs with modern conveniences like cable TV and individually controlled heat and AC.

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The Motor Inn offers clean, comfortable, familyfriendly accommodations just steps away from Cape May’s beach and promenade. The Groetsch family’s commitment is evident in the manicured lawns and well-appointed rooms. And did we mention their beautifully-designed onsite miniature golf course? It’s a godsend when you have little ones in tow (okay — big ones, too). Open daily May to October, it’s a favorite spot for young and old complete with sandtraps, babbling brooks, waterfalls and arboretum-quality landscaping. It’s been a Cape May favorite for half a century. So make a vacation destination decision, already! Just make it a Stockton Inns decision.

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COMPANY NAME AVONDALE BY THE SEA

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WHERE IS IT? The Avondale is perfectly located. Not only by the sea, but a short walk from downtown. WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? Well, first of all there’s the reason above. Then there’s the fabulous pool (along with a kiddie pool) that overlooks the beach. And then there’s the fact that all of the Avondale’s rooms are immaculate and comfortable, with balconies that overlook the Atlantic. The staff are proud that many of their guests return year after year. That oceanfront location, friendly atmosphere, proximity to many excellent restaurants, shops and sites make Avondale by the Sea an outstanding choice for your stay in Historic Cape May. And there’s more! You will receive a FREE continental breakfast, free wireless internet and free local phone calls. There is one parking space per room; all rooms are air-conditioned and heated, and come with cable color TV (suites have two TVs) and a refrigerator, too.

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COMPANY NAMELODGE CAPRI MOTOR

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WHERE IS IT? On Beach Avenue, at the corner of Madison, close to all the amenities in historic Cape May with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? Because the Capri is the classic American motel with the 21st-century amenities you expect. A vacation here is a truly fun experience, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate. There is ping-pong and shuffleboard if you want a little break from the beach (as if!) or some fun and games before dinner. There is a lovely swimming pool, with a kiddies’ pool, too, an ice machine and sun deck, plus gas barbeque grills for those nights

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COMPANY NAME FAIRTHORNE COTTAGE B&B

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WHERE IS IT? ON Street, in the heart of Cape May.

WHERE IS IT? On Ocean Street, half-a-block from Cape May’s main beach. WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? This beautifully appointed Inn is your intimate retreat. Centrally located in the heart of town, the Fairthorne is just steps to shopping, dining, tours and the beach. There is also on-site parking for all rooms. Your room features king beds with Sleep Number mattresses that you can adjust to your personal sleeping preference and there are cool luxury linens compliment the bed. Your bath is a

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COMPANY NAME INN HENRY SAWYER

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COMPANY HERITAGENAME INN

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COMPANY NAME PERIWINKLE INN

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COMPANY NAME QUEEN VICTORIA

Two nice sentences say nation’s lovely things, bothbed with and a period after them. Welcome to one that of the finest breakfast inns Some store highlights RUBBER DUCKIES Their mascot, and claim to fame! More than 45 different kinds, from well-dressed bath buddies, to gentle giants. different kinds, from well-dressed bath buddies, to gentle giants.

WHERE IS IT? On Beach Avenue, a stroll from Cape May’s fine restaurants and varied shops. WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? Because The Queen Victoria is a gem and one of the country’s finest B&Bs. The 35 inviting, romantic rooms and suites baths are decorated havewith whatprivate you want to give. Call Mariahwith Victorian-era antiques. WHERE IS IT? A hearty breakfast is served daily, and guests are treated to a delicious ON Street, in the heart of Cape May. afternoon tea, British-style. WHY SHOULD I GO? Enjoy the facilities of four impeccably restored 1880s buildings with CLEANLINESS is honey base, this natural picturesque porches, cozy parlor with gas-log fireplace, and pantry bubbling bath will help soothe your skin todaycomplimentary to get started! cold beverages, ice, hot chocolate, plus an areas with and relax your mind. And then there are the superb Cape May Blends. You can choose assortment of fine teas and gourmet coffees. You’ll be pampered during from 120 options and have it made right in your stay at The Queen Victoria with all the extra touches, including a front of you, whether it be lotion, bubble surprising array of amenities, unparalleled customer service, and twice bath, body oil or whatever you are in the daily housekeeping (with bedside chocolates at evening turn-down). mood for! Situated in the heart of Cape May’s historic district, The Queen Be sure to ask the staff about their Victoria is just steps from Cape May’s beautiful beach, shopping and favorite products... they should know because not only do they sell their great amazing restaurants. Complimentary bicycles are available for longer products, they use them, too! Check out the excursions to Cape May’s other great destinations like the Cape May ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW? facial products. They carry items for every Lighthouse, World War II Lookout Tower and Sunset Beach. skin type. Our favorite is the Honey Almond The Washington Post chose The Queen Victoria as one of seven Scrub Mask. Bath Time is ready for your party favor perfect places to escape the cold-weather blues. needs. Whether for a bridal or baby shower, Whatever the season, The Queen Victoria is the ultimate in elegance BATH Time h surprise birthday or golden anniversary, they and comfort.

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VICTORIAN LACE INN On a warm night, drinks on the oceanview porch. On cooler nights, cozy up by the fire. All this and massages, too!

WHERE IS IT? The corner of Stockton Avenue and Jefferson Street. WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? The award-winning Victorian Lace Inn is a classic, shingle-style B&B with wraparound porches, ocean views and charm to spare. It’s convenient to the beach and all of downtown Cape May’s great stores and restaurants. You’ll love returning to the inn to relax and engage in friendly conversation on the porch, or stare out at the ocean and watch the world go by. The inn features one and two-bedroom suites, each with a sitting room, kitchenette, fireplace, TV/DVD and full bath. Other accommodations include a quaint cottage. Plus, they also now offer a couple pet-friendly accommodations. On balmy summer evenings, enjoy the ocean breezes on the front porch as you enjoy a refreshing drink. On cooler evenings in the spring, fall or winter (all great times to visit), cozy up with a glass of something warm and a book by a fireplace in one of the spacious suites. We haven’t yet found the season it’s NOT perfect for. Families are welcome at this B&B, but you could probably guess that just by the cozy, homey look to the place — and the wonderful welcome you’ll receive when you get there. The Inn’s owners also operate the Cape May Day Spa (see page 271), which means you can take advantage of midweek and weekend spa packages, any season. They know how to help you relax and take good care of yourself. And isn’t that what a vacation is for?

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WINDWARD HOUSE Beautiful on the outside, stunning on the inside... this is truly a Cape May gem among gems!

WHERE IS IT? In the middle of beautiful Jackson Street, steps from the beach. WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? The Windward has been providing hospitality and comfort for more than 30 years. It was built during a period when rooms were large, spacious and airy. This comfortable inn also has three beautiful porches. The Windward House contains one of Cape May’s finest collections of stained and beveled glass, visible as soon as you cross the threshold. Marvelous doors and paneling of oak and chestnut are complemented by rooms filled with museumquality antiques and the owners’ special displays. All guest rooms have antique queen or king bed sets, replicating the comfort and luxury the Victorians loved.

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JOHN WESLEY INN

BILLMAE COTTAGE Superb suites, friendly hosts, and perfect for dogs!

Antiques and amenities harmonize at this beautiful inn

WHERE IS IT? On elegant, tree-lined Washington Street, in downtown Cape May.

WHERE IS IT? On Gurney Street, half-a-block to the beach.

WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? If you have a dog, it’s a no-brainer. No other place in town makes such an effort to take care of both you and your pooch(es). Now, getting back to YOU again... each of the Billmae’s suites, decorated with a rustic country charm, offer a parlor, one or two bedrooms, private patios or decks, fully equipped kitchens with microwave, individual heat and AC, cable TV, VCR/DVD and free wi-fi too! Bicycles are available on request — since the Billmae is so central, you won’t need the car. Another great touch is the Yappy Hour — when the mood strikes the dogs (and their owners), they all get together and have a good yap on the porch. Owners Bob and Linda Steenrod provide treats for both canine AND human species. If you need to know how best to enjoy Cape May, Bob and Linda are both former presidents of the chamber of commerce and remain active in the community. All that info, experience, AND they’re the most genial hosts. You and Fido just found a home away from home!

WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? This is an American classic, one of the Stockton Row “cottages.” Built in 1869, the house was painstakingly restored in 1983 and is one of the finest examples of its kind in the country. The charm of yesteryear is balanced with amenities such as LCD TVs, DVD, iPod stations, safes, and a guest solarium with a wet bar. Every boudoir has a private bath, fireplace and real closets for our guest’s enjoyment. The Inn provides on-site parking, high-speed internet, beach towels, chairs and coolers. Each morning, Bonnie provides an elegant, varied breakfast to start the day…followed with afternoon refreshments. There is also the Carriage House (inset), offering a one- or two-bedroom apartment. Each has two floors, complete kitchens, central air and private balconies. In season, they are rented weekly. Off-season, weekend rentals are available.

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MAINSTAY INN

MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

One of America’s most famous B&Bs is a Cape May jewel

Delightful service, inspiring views & a very convenient location

WHERE IS IT? On Cape May’s beautiful B&B boulevard, Columbia Avenue.

WHERE IS IT? Directly across from the beach, in the middle of Cape May’s Historic District.

WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? Because it’s not only a jewel in the crown of Cape May’s B&B industry... it’s also one of the most renowned inns in the country, having been acclaimed in many magazines and newspapers — including the cover of New York magazine, when it was hailed for helping to usher in the B&B revolution in Cape May. The Mainstay benefited from a restoration that was stunning and meticulous. Its six guest rooms are furnished with splendid antiques, much as they were in the 19th century, but now all have private bathrooms with tub and shower. “Architecturally, no inn, anywhere, quite matches the Mainstay, an Italianate villa with a broad veranda, built in 1872 as a gambling and entertainment club for gentlemen,” says Condé Nast Traveler. The Mainstay was also featured in the travel book, 1000 Places To See Before You Die. So what are you waiting for?!

WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? Picturesque ocean views, parking included for one car per guest room, combined with the most centralized location in town make your stay in Cape May beautiful, easy and relaxing at the Marquis de Lafayette. Each room has a balcony or sitting area with the hotel’s signature rocking chairs facing the beach. Two of the 84 rooms and suites are apartment-style units featuring town and ocean views, full kitchens, and large private decks, perfect for families and extended stays. The Marquis is one of very few hotels in Cape May that welcome four-legged visitors, as they have done for 25 years. Guests are welcome to bring pets to one of 17 first-floor units designed to accommodate guests with pets. Rated one of the best on the East Coast, the Cape May beach is the cleanest around and just a short walk across the street from the hotel. The Marquis is home to Marq’s Pub & Restaurant, known for its all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet during season, which is included in your stay and is also open to walk-ins. New for 2013, Marq’s has added a family-style buffet for dinner.

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RHYTHM OF THE SEA

SOUTHERN MANSION

Innovative food, plus an idyllic atmosphere and location

Southern hospitality in a magnificent Cape May B&B

WHERE IS IT? On Beach Avenue, between Philadelphia and Reading.

WHERE IS IT? On Washington Street. The Southern Mansion is centrally-located in the Cape May historic district; it’s a five-minute walk to the best beaches, shops and restaurants in South Jersey.

WHY SHOULD I STAY THERE? The closest you can stay to the beach in Cape May is at this intimate inn with a European flair and an unpretentious air. Owners Robyn and Wolfgang Wendt make you feel at ease. With their love of travel and taste for adventure (Robyn is from New Zealand, Wolfgang is German) they love to surround themselves with intriguing people and they get a kick out of sharing their wonderful Craftsman home. Away from the noise and congestion of downtown, this handsome Swiss Chalet-style bungalow is decorated in the Arts and Crafts Movement aesthetic. With the ocean as their front yard they offer fragrant sea breezes, genuine hospitality and ‘Gemutlichkeit!’. In other words, a perfect beach house. Chef Wolfgang is the mastermind behind the breakfasts you’ll enjoy at this inn. His creations evolve around a contemporary American menu. With his European training, Wolfgang’s philosophy is that it all begins with exceptional ingredients. Not surprisingly, his breakfast dishes are a treat, cooked individually and served in the dining room around conversation-inducing round tables set for four. 1123 beach avenue, cape may

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WHY SHOULD I GO? With the restoration of The Southern Mansion, built in 1860, genuine antebellum style has returned to Cape May. To feel like a true southern belle or gentleman, you need to experience the breathtaking grounds of this, the largest and most opulent bed & breakfast inn and hotel in town. The historic mansion, named for a Samuel Sloan lithograph of the house, is set on one-and-a-half acres of beautiful, award-winning gardens. The outside of the building has been repainted in its original earthtones while the furnishings, gasolier fixtures, magnificent spiral staircases and windows have been restored to their original splendor. All five chimneys have been rebuilt using their original brick. But it’s the rooms and suites, the largest in Cape May, that are the most inspiring. The details are exquisite (those are hand-painted tiles in your private bathroom). And the amenities leave nothing to be desired. 720 washington street « 800-381-3888 or (609) 884-7171 « southernmansion.com


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A = Available Upon Request S = Some Rooms H = Handicapped

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Lunch & Dinner « Price Of Entrées: $8-$25 « Full Bar « Booking Advised « Handicap Accessible « Accept V, MC, AE, D « No Parking « Takeout Available « Kids' Menu


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Cool Cape May 2013  

Cape May’s essential guide book gives you the lowdown on how to enjoy America’s Original Seaside Resort--brought to you by Exit Zero Publish...

Cool Cape May 2013  

Cape May’s essential guide book gives you the lowdown on how to enjoy America’s Original Seaside Resort--brought to you by Exit Zero Publish...