A Look at Rich’s Micro Roast Coffee in Moorestown

Rich’s Micro Roast Coffee is a separate business located within the Virtua Samson Cancer Center (VSCC) in Moorestown, NJ. This means that the Doctor’s, Nurses, staff, and visitors have all had the lion’s share when it comes to what Owner and operator, Rich Curry, has to offer. I’m hoping to change that by letting all of you know how amazing his coffee is, and that although Mr. Curry is not a chef–his sandwiches are well worth the visit too.

Rich Curry of Rich’s Micro Roast in Moorestown [Photo: Amaris Pollock]

“I’m not a Chef, I’m just the architect of your culinary adventure!” stated an enthusiastic Rich Curry.  He further explained that he likes to play with his menu and listens to feedback from his customers.  He described that, “If I listen to what they [customers] like or what they think might go together then I can improve on my menu,” Curry explained.

Rich’s Reuben [Photo: Amaris Pollock]

As I spoke with Mr. Curry, I watched as he energetically took orders, cooked, and made caffeinated beverages for everyone who called or came in. Between moments where he served his customers, I was able to obtain a sandwich of my own: a version of his Reuben. It was made with Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Aioli, and I asked to have his house-made coleslaw on top (keeping the Rye open). It was a bit messy (a good sign) and tasted wonderful–fair note: I dislike coleslaw, but I would go back for more of Rich’s!

Since he is a coffee roaster first, I paired my sandwich with what he calls a Slow Pull, which is something he came up with when he was playing around in the café. “It creates three layers within the coffee, and you can see how good the crema comes out,” stated Curry.

Crema [Photo: Amaris Pollock]

Rich Curry has been in the coffee roasting business for five years, supplying local restaurants and grocery stores with his delectable bags coffee. Wanting to expand his business, he decided to open a brick and mortar location where people could come in to enjoy his coffee. So in April of last year, Rich’s Micro Roast was opened inside of VSCC.

As a result of being a coffee roaster first, he takes pride in seeing the resulting crema (a layer of creamy tan froth that forms on the top of freshly made espresso) when he creates a caffeinated beverage. That foamy layer is a sign that not only was the bean roasted properly, but the process of how the barista pulled the caffeine from the espresso maker was also executed with perfect precision.  

Rich’s Micro Roast Coffee [Photo: Amaris Pollock]

Impressed with how aromatic and smooth Mr. Curry’s coffee was, I made sure to take a bag of his whole bean home with me. Although Rich Curry will gladly grind the coffee beans for you, I chose to have them whole. After all, as an avid coffee drinker, I have a grinder at home and numerous appliances to make a nice ‘cup-o-joe.’ I fully plan to visit with Rich’s Micro Roast Coffee again, and I hope that you will too. It’s a perfect place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a pleasurable cup of coffee.

If you go, Rich’s Micro Roast is open at Virtua Samsom Cancer Center (350 Young Ave, Moorestown, NJ 08057) Monday through Friday 7:30-3:30.

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Stone Fire Pizza by Midici at the Cherry Hill Mall

Stone Fire Pizza by Midici at Cherry Hill Mall [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

Last summer, I reported that Stone Fire Pizza by Midici would be opening at the Cherry Hill Mall. They quietly soft-opened last December with almost no advertising or announcement. In fact, there was no social media presence to speak of.

Since then, they’ve been active on social media and I noticed a few Facebook ads. I stopped by a few weeks ago to take-out and decided we had to go back for a visit. National Pizza Day seemed like a good day to stop by and dine-in.

Inside Stone Fire Pizza by Midici in Cherry Hill [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

It has a fast-casual, yet warm and welcoming vibe. You walk in, place your order, pay for it, they give you a number, and you sit down and wait until they bring it out. The service is prompt and friendly. We ordered spicy Italian Wings to start from the small plates menu. They came out in less than 5 minutes!

Stone Fire Pizza’s Spicy Italian Wings [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

Like the pizza, the wings are fired-up in the 1,000-degree pizza oven which produced succulent and juicy wings. The breading wasn’t super crispy, though, which may disappoint some purist deep-fried wing-lovers. I wouldn’t let that stop you from ordering these flavorful wings. The addition of fried jalapenos on top and a generous drizzle of balsamic & red chile oil glaze brought a nice tangy sweet heat to the wings. Six wings cost $9.95.

Pizza Your Way at Stone Fire Pizza by Midici [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

The made to order pizza here is artisan-style authentic Neopolitan. They use finely ground “00” flour from Italy, non-GMO crushed Italian peeled tomatoes, non-GMO cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, fresh cow’s milk mozzarella, and authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Ingredients matter, friends. If you have dietary restrictions, you’ll be happy to know that you haven’t been left out — they offer gluten-free and cauliflower crusts and vegan meats and cheeses. So rest assured, you can get a pizza made your preferred way!

Double Pepperoni at Stone Fire Pizza by Midici [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

Hubby was satisfied with his Double Pepperoni ($9.95) which comes with pepperoni and spicy Italian salami. He also added some gorgonzola cheese which added some creaminess and a little funk. That’s the beautiful part of this place — you can customize the specialty pies or build-you-own. Which is what I did.

“Rainbow Pie” [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

I built what I’m calling the “Rainbow Pie” ($11.95) because it was so colorful… Italian sausage, vegan cheese, goat cheese, red onions, red and yellow bell peppers, and spinach. The red onions were a little haphazardly sliced, but the pizza was quite tasty. I asked them to swirl a little balsamic glaze on after I took the photo above and it took the pizza to the next level.

Former Philadelphia 76er John Salmons at Stone Fire Pizza in Cherry Hill [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

We had the pleasure of meeting former Philadelphia 76er John Salmons who is the owner of this restaurant at the Cherry Hill Mall. After retiring from the NBA in 2015, he decided to pursue his entrepreneurial dream and began John Salmons Enterprises where he invests in real estate, tech, and owns several franchises of Midici.

Overall, we had a pleasant experience and enjoyed the pizza and wings quite a bit. We look forward to a future visit so we can try some other variations of the pizza and a few other small plates.

Stone Fire Pizza by Midici (at the Cherry Hill Mall)
2000 NJ-38
Cherry Hill, NJ08002

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Express Shish Kabab Now Open in Pennsauken

Express Shish Kabab is located at 2673 Haddonfield Road in Pennsauken

Express Shish Kabab, a fast casual-style Middle Eastern takeout restaurant, opened last week at 2673 Haddonfield Road in Pennsauken.

Express Shish Kebab Inside

Located next to Mama’s Meatballs, it specializes in Middle Eastern fare such as fire-grilled beef and chicken kababs and shawarma-style beef and chicken platters that come complete with rice and a slightly spicy red sauce. There’s also a couple of fish options (salmon and branzino) and a vegetarian option (falafel) available as a platter.

Traditional pita wrap shawarma-style sandwiches with a choice of protein and fillings such as french fries are offered next to the untraditional cheesesteak, chicken cheesesteak, and burger wraps. Familiar sides such as Greek salad, cucumber salad, potato salad, and hummus, and desserts such as Baklava and coconut cake round out the menu.

Express Shish Kabab Menu

We tried a few items: Grilled Steak Kabab with rice and red sauce ($9.99), Grilled Chicken with rice and red sauce ($9.99), side of fries ($3), side of hummus ($3), cucumber salad ($2), and two desserts–Baklava and Coconut Cake–($2 each).

Grilled Chicken Kebab Platter

The platters were generous featuring several chunks of grilled meat with sauce on top, fried potatoes, and lots of rice. While there was good charring on the meat and great grilled flavor, the red sauce with just a hint of spiciness didn’t add as much flavor as I was hoping for. In fact, on both platters, we remarked that we would have liked a bit more sauce as it came off a bit dry. Fortunately, a couple of dollops of hummus and cucumber salad added much-needed moisture, brightness, and acidity to my dish.

Cucumber Salad made with Greek yoghurt

As for the desserts, the coconut cake was quite good full of coconut flavor and perfectly moist. The Baklava wasn’t the absolute best I’ve ever had, it needed more syrup in my opinion, but it sated my craving for it.

Express Shish Kebab Desserts

Express Shish Kebab is a welcome addition to the food scene in Pennsauken. It’s good for a quick, filling meal or whenever the craving for Middle Eastern food hits. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area. I know I will go back to try some other things.

Delivery is available through Door Dash and Grubhub, but be prepared to pay a little more because that’s how those services work.

Hours are 11AM to 8PM daily.

2673 Haddonfield Rd
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
(856) 500-1300

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Soul-Full Burritos at Men in the Kitchen in Pennsauken

Men in the Kitchen Kicked-Up Sandwiches & Barbecue

Men in the Kitchen located at 9003 N Crescent Blvd (Route 130 South) in Pennsauken is not only serving up kicked-up sandwiches and belly-busting barbecue, but they’re also offering banging burritos and other tasty selections.

Men in the Kitchen’s Menu Board

The menu is heavy on BBQ pit favorites, soul food specials, and mouth-watering sides they say are so good it’ll “keep you coming back!” Upon my visit today, I wanted to try the soul-full burritos that JL Jupiter raved about after a recent drop-in.

Men in the Kitchen Home of the Soul-Full Burrito

There are a total of four Soul-Full Burritos to choose from: Brisket, Jerk Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Fish & Shrimp. Upon my visit today, they also offered a Crab Cake Burrito and a Catfish Burrito. I would have loved to try them all, but I chose the Jerk Chicken and Crab Cake Burritos for today’s sampling purpose.

Jerk Chicken Burrito

If you especially like spicy food, the Jerk Chicken Burrito ($5) is for you. The well-seasoned shredded chicken will wake up your taste buds for sure. Combined with creamy macaroni and cheese and slightly tangy cabbage, it’s a genuinely satisfying flavor explosion. The heat of this burrito may be a bit much for some folks, but it did not deter me. I found it downright irresistible.

Crab Cake Burrito

The Crab Cake Burrito ($7) was much more on the milder side. Housemade seasoned crab cakes combined with Cajun rice and sauteed spinach created a pleasurable bite. This burrito also came with homemade tartar sauce, which I appreciated.

Prices are very affordable making the burritos a solid lunch choice. I’m eager to try the catfish burrito next time and… everything else on the menu. In fact, they told me today they will be launching breakfast soon, which is quite exciting to me. Stay tuned!

If you go, keep in the mind it’s more of a take-out place and not a full-scale restaurant. You place your order, wait while they prepare it, and carry it out. They suggest calling ahead for quicker pick-up: (609) 543-9003.

Skip the Taco Bell and head to Men in the Kitchen for soul-full, fresh-made burritos that will leave you so-full and happy.

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Authentic Korean Dishes Now Available at The Cub & Bunny Cafe in Cherry Hill

The Cub & Bunny Cafe in Cherry Hill

Earlier this year, The Cub & Bunny Cafe opened at 1206 North Kings Highway in Cherry Hill offering Philadelphia-based Bassett’s ice cream flavors along with bubble egg waffle sundaes. Just last month, they started offering Korean dishes such as rice bowls, Korean pancakes, and even Korean sushi. More about that in a bit.

When owners James and Kim immigrated from South Korea 25 years ago, they settled in South Jersey, raised a family, and operated several nail salons in the local area. Earlier this year, with their daughter grown, they were getting tired of running 10 nail salons and decided to sell all of them and focus on running one small business.

Kim had always dreamed of opening a food business, but with no prior experience, she didn’t want to open a full-sized restaurant or even a food truck. Since they owned the real estate on Kings Highway, she felt that opening a take-out only ice cream shop there would be simple to run and get her foot in the food business door so to speak.

Korean Dishes at The Cub & Bunny Cafe

After a successful summer with many new and returning customers raving about Bassett’s ice cream (only a few places carry it in South Jersey), Kim began to think about adding some comfort food dishes especially as the colder weather approaches.

Korean Rice Bowls & Cheesesteaks at The Cub & Bunny Cafe

It made sense to offer what she knows – authentic and traditional Korean items such as Bulgogi and chicken rice bowls — and some with a few Americanized twists such as Korean bulgogi and Spicy Pork cheesesteaks and spicy fried chicken to pique curiosity.

Korean Seaweed Rolls at The Cub & Bunny Cafe

A variety of Korean seaweed rolls, or Gimbap, rice rolls that look like sushi rolls, as well as approachable Korean egg pancakes, or pajeon, are also on the menu. The rolls and pancakes can be ordered together as combos encouraging adventurous eaters to explore the menu.

Fried Kimchi with Bacon at The Cub & Bunny Cafe

Upon my visit, Kim was gracious to cook for me in her small, but well-stocked kitchen. First, she fried up some kimchi with bacon. I’m a long-time fan of kimchi, but never tried it with bacon. The aroma from pan-frying the spicy kimchi with the rendered bacon was intoxicating. Combining spicy, fermented cabbage with fatty bacon is truly a glorious taste sensation. It was even better when she put it into the Bulgogi beef rice bowl she also prepared for me.

I’ve been eating Korean food for about 20 years. I remember the first time I tried it, I had absolutely no clue what to expect. It was a flavor revelation — the combination of spicy, sweet, sour, and savory all in one mouthful was truly a culinary awakening in me. It opened my mind and palate to keep exploring new cuisines and flavors.

Observing Kim prepare these dishes, I could tell she is leaning on her many years of home cooking, with family recipes, taking great care and putting much thoughtfulness in the preparation of the dishes. Not only was her mise en place well organized, but her calm, methodical approach to cooking demonstrated confidence and natural prowess in the kitchen. I saw her take each component, as it cooked on a small induction cooktop, seasoning as she went to build layers of flavor. What she lacks in commercial cooking experience, she wholly makes up for in traditional Korean home cooking know-how. In other words, she knows how to cook and people should be eating her food!

Korean Bulgogi Beef Rice & Noodle Bowl at The Cub & Bunny Cafe

Each rice bowl comes with Japchae noodles, which are a clear noodle made with sweet potato starch. They are naturally gluten-free and take on the flavor of whatever they’re cooked or paired with. The bowls are also packed with lots of fresh vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, mushroom, peppers, and spinach. It’s all mixed together with a slightly spicy sauce, but nothing that will blow your head off. Just lots of lovely, deep flavor and freshness. I am eager to try the rest of the menu now that they are available on Grubhub. Ice cream and Korean food, who knew?

The Cub & Bunny Cafe is open for lunch or dinner seven days a week and available for pick-up or delivery through Grubhub. Hours are Monday-Friday 12:00-8:30PM, Saturday 12:00-9:30PM, and Sunday 3:00-8:30PM.

Call 856-354-9999 to place your order. Then come back here to tell me your thoughts!

Don’t forget to tell them South Jersey Food Scene sent you! This is a new small business in South Jersey worth supporting.

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Slabs and Crabs is Slinging Soulful South Jersey BBQ and Crabs in Pennsauken

Slabs and Crabs is located at 1100 Route 73 in Pennsauken, New Jersey

UPDATE: January 2020. Slabs and Crabs has announced they are now permanently closed. Too bad because it was really good ‘cue.

Who says New Jersey is a “Barbecue wasteland?” Oh, that was my good friend Pete Genovese of NJ.com. Well, guess what, Pete? You might want to rethink that.

Here in Pennsauken, NJ alone there are three BBQ joints within about 3 miles of each other. Back Alley Barbeque opened in 2018 and Men in the Kitchen opened in 2016.

Slabs and Crabs, located at 1100 Route 73, is the new kid on the barbecue block making Pennsauken BBQ central in South Jersey.

Patricia Lee and Malcolm Lee of Slabs and Crabs

Owned by brother and sister duo Malcolm and Patricia Lee of Burlington, along with their cousin Alvin Williams of Woodbridge, Slabs and Crabs opened on September 14th to much excitement. They have been actively promoting the new business via their Facebook page and have already built a large following of instant fans.

Malcolm is a former plumber who originally opened a BBQ food truck and catering company called Slabhouse in Burlington, NJ. It quickly became popular at car shows and private events building a steady stream of loyal catering customers. When the opportunity to take over the location in Pennsauken, formerly a computer repair shop, he jumped on it, thinking it was the perfect location to add a brick and mortar location. He could park his smoker outside and still have enough room inside for a stove, refrigerator, storage, and prep area.

Malcolm Lee of Slabs and Crabs

While Malcolm has no formal training, just a love of good ‘cue, Patricia Lee is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. She told me she always wanted to be a food critic, but decided to take the cooking route instead.

Patricia Lee of Slabs and Crabs

The menu changes daily but brisket, ribs, and pulled pork are mainstays. Other proteins that rotate are smoked and fried wings, smoked drumsticks, pulled chicken, jerk chicken, turkey wings, meatloaf, smoked meatballs, fried cod, whiting, salmon, jerk shrimp, and of course whole crabs! They’ve also done some whole fried chicken and turkeys on occasion. Platters with 2 sides and cornbread will run you anywhere from $12-$17 depending on what you choose.

Slabs and Crabs Menu Board check Facebook page daily!

Sides that rotate include baked macaroni and cheese, rice and beans, baked beans, collard greens, yams, baked potatoes, black-eyed peas, and corn on the cob just to name a few. The baked mac seems to be on the menu just about daily.

Moist cornbread comes with every platter or can be bought separately. I can see Patricia’s creative culinary side come out with her strawberry or strawberry-peach cornbread – the latter adding just a little extra sweetness which pairs so well with the smoked meats and savory sides. A little something extra to take the platters to the next level.

Ribs and fried chicken wings platter with baked mac & cheese and rice & beans
Meatloaf platter with baked mac & cheese and collard greens

They also offer each of the proteins as a sandwich ranging from $3-$7. The pulled pork goes for $4 each and sometimes they run a BOGO special — that’s right — two pulled pork sandwiches for $4! What a steal.

Barbecue sauces are made in-house featuring a variety of regular, hot, sweet, jerk, and more.

Barbecue sauces at Slabs and Crabs

They will be featuring tacos on Tuesdays starting soon – your choice of available proteins that day in tortillas with all of the fixings.

Brownies by Becky Rosario of Puddins Cake Corner

They make freshly squeezed lemonade daily and will have an assortment of sweets on hand by Philadelphia’s Puddins Cake Corner. Upon our visit, they had brownies available.

I have to say, this is an exciting new BBQ establishment in Pennsauken. It is take-out only, so there are no tables and chairs. Call ahead for easy pick-up or order through Uber Eats. Other delivery will be offered at some point. They’re open for lunch and dinner (11AM-9PM) and they accept cash or cards which is awesome. There’s plenty of parking.

I’m both excited and terrified that this is so close to my house. Haha! I really wish them well and will definitely be dropping by again soon.

Slabs and Crabs, 1100 Route 73 in Pennsauken, NJ

Slabs and Crabs is located at 1100 Route 73 in Pennsauken (going towards Philadelphia) before you get to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Once you pass the Wawa (on the left), they are directly on the right.

Check them out soon, you won’t be sorry!

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Celebrate National Taco Day with $1 Throwback Tacos at Central Taco & Tequila

Central Taco & Tequila (photo: Marilyn Johnson)

Central Taco and Tequila, the popular Westmont, NJ restaurant known for its creative taco dishes, is the perfect place to celebrate National Taco Day on Friday, October 4. To celebrate the day they’ll be offering a special $1 Throwback Taco along with their regular taco menu.

$1 Throwback Taco on National Taco Day (photo: Marilyn Johnson)

The Throwback Taco features a simple flour tortilla, ground beef, shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, lettuce & diced tomatoes. Perfect for kids and adults alike.

Taco Menu at Central Taco & Tequila (photo: Marilyn Johnson)

Tacos on the extensive menu include this month’s seasonal special — Oaxacan Steak Taco with seared flank, garlic-jalapeño chimichurri, queso fresco, and pickled red onion.

Another popular taco on the regular menu includes the Veggie Taco with roasted broccoli, squash, brussels sprouts, onion, carrots and potatoes topped with a goat cheese crema and spicy pecan chipotle salsa.

Other tacos favorites include Korean Short Rib, Coconut Shrimp, or Spicy Crispy Chicken.

Mexican Street Corn (photo: Marilyn Johnson)

I highly recommend the Mexican Street Corn! I could easily eat 2 bowls of that alone.

Seasonal Margarita (photo: Marilyn Johnson)

Don’t forget to wash it down with a fresh margarita.

350 Haddon Ave.
Haddon Twp, NJ 08108

Where do you plan to celebrate National Taco Day?

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Bagelati Bagel & Gelato Ice Cafe Now Open in Cinnaminson

Bagelati, 1096 Route 130, Cinnaminson, NJ

Bagelati Bagel & Gelato Ice Cafe opened this past Monday at 1096 Route 130 (at Riverton Rd) in Cinnaminson. The bagel and gelato spot (next to Dunkin’) will be open Monday-Saturday 6am-11pm and Sunday 7am-11pm. There’s lots of parking in the front and on the side. It’s bright and spacious inside with a lot of comfortable tables & chairs, including blue velvet couches and chairs, and some semi-private rooms. There’s outdoor seating, too.

Bagelati is bright and spacious. Self-serve kiosks coming soon!

Bagelati offers an assortment of the usual bagel suspects (plain, everything, sesame, poppy seed, cinnamon raisin, etc.) Bagels can be served as is or with a variety of cream cheeses. There’s also lots of breakfast and lunch sandwich options as well as omelettes. They also offer deli sandwiches, burgers, cheesesteaks, and hoagies. Seems like a well-rounded menu!

They’ve got a nice selection of tempting desserts and baked goods. I spotted favorites such as tiramisu, carrot cake, cheesecakes, chocolate cake, limoncello cake, creme brulee, various mousses, even a souffle and some parfaits! A nice place to get a sweet treat.

Various desserts at Bagelati

There’s about 20 or so flavors of gelato with a wide array of toppings. I spotted some fun flavors such as Snickers, Chips Ahoy, Tiramisu, Green Tea, just to name a few. They also make gelato pops or gelato on a stick.

Lots of fun gelato flavors at Bagelati
Toppings for gelato at Bagelati

I was so pleased to see that they have non-dairy/vegan gelato flavors, too. On this visit, they had vegan coconut, key lime, and blueberry gelato. I noticed they also had vegan dark chocolate, but it was empty. I tried the coconut and blueberry which were both very good and grabbed a large combo to go. I hope they rotate flavors frequently.

I noticed quite a few of the flavors were sold out actually. That could be upsetting especially if you had your heart set on a flavor as I did with the vegan dark chocolate. Sad face.

Turkey Sausage, Egg, and Cheese on Spinach Bagel

I enjoyed my turkey sausage, egg, and cheese on spinach bagel. A pretty decent value for $4.69. Hubby just had a plain buttered everything bagel which he liked. Next time, perhaps he’ll spring for the Nova Lox Deluxe ($9.99) with nova lox, cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, and capers.

Overall, I feel this is a great addition to the Cinnaminson dining scene. Much better than most breakfast options in the area, but probably not my favorite bagels. I’d like to try some of the deli sandwiches next time, though!

Skip the self-serve coffee. It wasn’t that great. Plus they didn’t offer any non-dairy creamer or soy milk. A must for lactose-intolerant people. Next time I will try one of their espresso bar drinks if they have soy or almond milk. They offer lattes, cappuccinos, etc.

It’s amazing to think how much money and effort they put into transforming the building from an old 7-Eleven into what it is now. I wish them lots of luck and we will definitely go back.

Bagelati (website not available yet)
1096 Route 130
Cinnaminson, NJ
(856) 314-8608

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LBI Eats: Tuckers Tavern

Tuckers Tavern has been around for over 30 years and is a bonafide Long Beach Island institution. Offering gastro-pub inspired menus for brunch, lunch or dinner and an extensive raw bar, it’s truly a comfort food destination and perfect for extra large groups, private parties or intimate dining.

It was extensively renovated after Sandy and exudes a rustic nautical theme throughout. A fully covered outside deck has some of the best views of the bay. And now this year, they’ve added the Buoy Bar, a rooftop bar, open daily weather permitting at 12PM offering shared plates, canned beer, cocktails and with stunning views of the bay! Sure to be one of the hottest spots this summer.

Inside the food is creative, hearty, and comforting. They go heavy on the coastal beach favorites without being overly cliche and with modern twists. It’s satisfying good grub to fill you up after a day at the beach or whatever else you get up to on Long Beach Island.

Variety of oysters from the raw bar
Spanish Octopus with fingerling potatoes, shallots, smoked tomatoes, saffron rouille – a standout on the menu!
Teriyaki Salmon with smashed potatoes and arugula salad
Local Flounder Francaise with creamy crab orzo, lemon-caper butter petite salad
Loaded Kobe Beef Dog with cheddar, caramelized onion, hot peppers, cracked mustard sauce on a pretzel roll with French fries (and we do mean loaded there’s a dog under there somewhere!)

Everything is so tasty and satiating. Tuckers Tavern is such a warm, inviting restaurant on Long Beach Island. You will be hard pressed to find something you don’t like about it. Put this on your visit list when you’re on LBI!

Tuckers Tavern
101 S. West Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

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LBI Eats: Daddy O Restaurant, Garden Rum Bar, and Rooftop Bar

Daddy O is a 22-room boutique hotel that boasts a modern, urban chic interior in Brant Beach on Long Beach Island. Complete with a restaurant, bar, outdoor dining, and a rooftop bar, Daddy O is located just five houses from the beach!

Amenities in the guest rooms include flat screen televisions and wireless internet connections along with luxurious ultra-plush mattresses, fine linens, and rain showers in the marble and natural wood decorated baths, Daddy O is the perfect destination for a weekend escape in any season and ideal for week-long visits to the shore!

Daddy O Restaurant

The stylish on-site Daddy O Restaurant features delicious classic American cuisine perfect for intimate dining or large parties. The adjoining chic bar offers a wide selection of wine and specialty cocktails as well as domestic, imported and craft beers. It has something for everyone to enjoy including vegetarians.

Blame The Gin – Hendrick’s Gin, St. Germaine, Muddled Cucumber & Lime, Miletti Bitter, Cranberry
Buffalo Wingless – Thai chili glaze, candied celery, Maytag bleu cheese, and scallions
Warm Old Bay Chips with Chipotle Ranch
Barnegat Light Scallops Ceviche – aji amarillo, red onion, citrus, crispy wonton
Chicken Cuban – Mojo chicken, Swiss, Serrano ham, house pickles, chipotle mustard
IPA Battered Atlantic Cod Sandwich on brioche roll with house slaw, lemon-pepper tartar, lettuce, and tomato

An outdoor secluded Garden Patio and Rum Bar with umbrellas is the perfect place to relax or dine with a fire-pit in the evenings or enjoy the rays and views from the Rooftop “O” Bar.

Daddy O’s Garden Rum Bar

The cocktails at Daddy O’s Garden Patio & Rum Bar are truly spectacular! Perfect summer sips to kick back with your friends on a beautiful day.

The Rooftop “O” Bar serves sushi and small plates weather permitting. But it truly is the view and festive atmosphere that set this spot apart. Up until last year, it was on the ONLY rooftop bar on the whole island. Tucker’s Tavern has since added a rooftop deck for drinks as well.

Daddy O Rooftop “O” Bar
Daddy O Rooftop Deck

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay and dine on Long Beach Island, Daddy O is highly recommended! This is the hottest spot on the island to stay, eat, and play. You’ll want to return again and again.

Daddy O Hotel, Restaurant, and Bar
4401 Long Beach Blvd. 
Brant Beach, NJ 08008

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