Thursday, November 27, 2014

Find Tasty Pies at Cousin Mario’s Pizzeria

June 17, 2014 by  
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Dig in to comfort food at Cousin Mario’s Pizza in Mays Landing. More than a simple pizzeria, this full restaurant offers casual Italian dining and flavorful sandwiches, pasta, and full portion entrees. Try the meatball sub made with fresh meatballs and house-made tomato sauce for lunch, or indulge in pasta rollatini with thinly sliced eggplant and ricotta cheese for dinner. Although large portions will make you feel stuffed, you can linger over wine while you enjoy live music Friday and Saturday nights; check the website for up-to-ate information.

Although many customers choose to dine-in, Cousin Mario’s offers express service and carry-out for a quick slice or family pizza night. Thin crust or Sicilian-style pizzas are made with house-made, hand-tossed dough.

Cousin Mario’s Pizza
5401 Harding Highway
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-2523

Luciano Pavarotti’s Favorite Dish Is on the Menu at Mama Mia’s

May 20, 2014 by  
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Chef Joseph Massaglia opened Mama Mia’s in 1988 to share his Italian heritage and love of food with the community. The original trattoria location in Seaville quickly expanded to a full service gourmet restaurant in Egg Harbor Township. Here, Chef Massaglia offers pizzeria favorites and intimate sit-down dinners that burst with flavor.

The dining room has a charming ambiance with murals and dim lighting. Pizzas are made in a brick oven, and Mama Mia’s offers traditional Neapolitan thin crust, as well as Sicilian and Chicago-style pizzas. Although you can choose from several suggested pies or create your own, the must-have house specialty is the bruschetta pizza. Stop in for lunch and try one of the gourmet sandwiches and subs, including ciabatta bread paninis.

Everything is cooked to order, from scratch. Complimentary bruschetta will tide your appetite until entrees arrive. Try Mama Mia's noteworthy specialty dish, the tortellini Pavarotti with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and an herbed wine cream sauce. The chef’s mother prepared this dish at the request of Luciano Pavarotti in 1976, and it’s been a family favorite ever since.

There are only a handful of tables at Mama Mia's, so make reservations if you plan on dining in on a busy night.

Mama Mia’s
6105 W. Jersey Avenue
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 484-8877

Sample a Long Menu of Italian Fare Favorites at Jo Jo’s Italian Grille

May 13, 2014 by  
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Since 1972, Jo Jo’s Italian Grille has been pleasing tourists and locals alike in Egg Harbor Township. Here, an affordable menu is as long as it is delicious; expect soups, salads, sandwiches, subs, wraps, pizzas, pasta, steak, and more.

If you are looking for lighter fare, regulars recommend the Anthony’s Chicken Breast sub topped with hot peppers tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar. For those with a large appetite, Jo Jo's offers plenty of chicken, veal, seafood, and pasta entrees, including handmade gnocchi with a variety of flavorful sauces. Many customers come for Jo Jo’s pizza, which you can enjoy hand tossed, Sicilian style, or personal-sized, all made in a wood-fired brick oven.

Jo Jo’s offers an inviting and cozy interior. For speedy service and a relaxing ambiance, avoid peak hours during the summer months when tourists are in town and Jo Jo’s gets hectic.

Jo Jo’s Italian Grille
6106 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 641-8332

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Sugar Hill Subs & Deli: Traditional and Specialty Sandwiches

April 15, 2014 by  
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For traditional steaks, subs, and specialty sandwiches in Mays Landing, stop by Sugar Hill Subs & Deli. Locals are loyal to the cheese steak with bacon. Another popular item is the Italian Stallion, a sandwich jam-packed with black peppered ham, imported prosciutto, Genoa salami, and smoked provolone. Hearty eaters can attempt the Gut Buster, a no-nonsense sandwich filled with nine ounces of juicy prime steak, sauteed onions, mushrooms, pepperoni, chopped stuffed pepper shooters, and a blend of mozzarella and hot pepper cheese. For a taste of what the sandwich makers themselves like to eat, check out the smokin’ Gerry Senior or the pickled Gerry Junior.

Round out your meal with a side of house-made salad. Try the tri-colored pasta salad, potato salad, cole slaw, or antipasto. Grab a candy bar or bag of chips from the counter and you’ll be good to go.

Sugar Hill Subs & Deli
5445 Somers Point Road
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-0538

Come To Crabby’s Suds & Seafood For Delicious Ocean Offerings

April 8, 2014 by  
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Crabby’s Suds & Seafood is an award-winning Mays Landing crab house. The casual decor, complete with picnic tables, brown paper table cloths, and crab hammers, is designed to ease your crab-eating experience.

Begin your meal with the fried clam strips, clams casino, or bacon wrapped shrimp skewers. On a chilly night, get started with a bowl of seafood bisque or house-made seafood gumbo. Bring an empty belly and try the crab sampler, a combination dish featuring all of Crabby’s namesake offerings: king crab, snow crab, Dungeness crab, and blue claw crab. For a land and sea combo, try the strip steak served with salmon stuffed scallops. The menu also features a fried section, a steamers section, and seafood-infused pasta options, like mussels marinara and shrimp scampi.

Check out Crabby’s website to learn about all-you-can-eat weekly specials.

Crabby’s Suds & Seafood
1413 Route 50
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-2722

Don’t Miss the Popcorn Chicken at Hime Restaurant

March 11, 2014 by  
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Looking for fresh and tasty Asian cuisine in Egg Harbor City? Hime has you covered with Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese fare favorites. This eatery's insistence on fresh sushi and sashimi has created loyal customers. Although the options may be limited to popular standards, like spicy tuna and rainbow rolls, customers know everything Hime offers is extremely fresh. Regulars insist you order the popcorn chicken appetizer. A favorite Taiwanese street food, these flavorful and juicy nuggets come with a a spicy mayo dipping sauce. Hime also offers tempura, lo mein, stir-frys, and fried rice entrees.

Most of Hime's business is take-out, but dining in may surprise you. The location may not look like much from the outside, however, the interior is simply decorated with soothing lavender walls that create a nice atmosphere. Stop at the liquor store across the street to BYOB.

Hime Restaurant
103 Washington Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
(609) 965-8789

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Sip a Local Craft Beer at The Avenue Cafe

February 18, 2014 by  
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A gem of an addition to Egg Harbor City eats, The Avenue Cafe has been impressing customers since it opened its doors in summer 2013. The mission here is to highlight the bounty of local food and beverage in a welcoming, pub-like atmosphere. The ever changing menu offers a handful of comfort food classics, like meatloaf and pot roast, as well as soups, house-made bread, and desserts. Customers rave that every dish is thoughtfully well executed with sophisticated taste, but the vibe is always casual and friendly.

The bar features a great craft beer selection, with all drafts produced within 100 miles. Whether you stop in for a full meal, small bite, or just a round of beer, The Avenue will impress. The restaurant frequently hosts live music, so follow the Facebook page for updates.

The Avenue Cafe
151 Philadelphia Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
(609) 965-6609

Maurizio’s: Pizza and Italian Fare in Mays Landing

February 12, 2014 by  
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Craving a huge, tasty pizza? If so, one great New Jersey spot might be Maurizio’s, where they make a tantalizing pizza, plus a bounty of other tasty Italian cuisine dishes.

Maurizio's signature gourmet pizzas include the Siciliana with grilled eggplant, plum tomato sauce, basil, & pecorino Romano cheese, and the Pizza Alla Strega with artichokes, ham, mushrooms, & roasted peppers. Panini sandwiches are served on homemade foccacia bread and feature a Chicken Soprano with breaded chicken cutlet, roasted peppers & fresh mozzarella, and a Veggie Panini with spinach, broccoli, peppers, mushrooms & eggplant. A bounteous selection of pasta dishes is also on the menu, along with seafood, veal and poultry fare.

Just a short drive away from Hamilton Greene, Maurizio's is open daily for lunch and dinner.

4215 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 645-0028

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Sugar Hill Sub & Deli Is a Favorite for Cheesesteaks

January 21, 2014 by  
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Before your next picnic, day at the shore, or outdoor adventure, swing by Sugar Hill Sub & Deli. This Mays Landing institution is known for miles around, and regulars drive out of their way for the delicious sandwiches here. If you are a cheesesteak fanatic, Sugar Hill's are a must-try for a tasty, albeit somewhat messy meal. Other favorites include the Italian and Dagwood subs. Customers find the prices fair for the large portions of quality meat and fresh bread. 

What's more, the deli sells a variety of side salads, as well as chips, sodas, and snacks, making this a one-stop shop when you are on the go. As a popular spot, Sugar Hill regularly has long lunch lines, so be prepared for a wait or call ahead for speedy service. Stop by the ATM on your way; Sugar Hill Sub & Deli is cash only.

Sugar Hill Sub & Deli
5445 Somers Point Road
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-0538

Expect a Quintessential Retro Diner Vibe at Harbor Diner

January 14, 2014 by  
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When you are in need of comfort food, head for the Harbor Diner. Since 1990, this Egg Harbor City institution has been family-owned and pleasing locals and visitors alike. With a 1950s-style chrome and neon exterior, Harbor Diner exudes a quintessential New Jersey diner vibe. Although it isn’t open 24 hours, you can order from a long menu from sun up to well past sun down. Choose from American classics like meatloaf, burgers, and milkshakes, as well as Greek favorites and daily specials. Breakfast is served all day.

Many customers stop en route to and from Atlantic City for the affordable prices and friendly service. Avoid filling up on large portions; the pastries and pie are all house-made. At the very least, be sure to take a slice to go.

Harbor Diner
613 White Horse Pike
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
(609) 965-0797

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