It’s time once again for the best part of the meal to take center stage. That’s right, the A.C. Weekly BOGO Appetizer Card is returning, and this year it’s better than ever! How, you ask? Well, last year we had two separate cards — one for restaurants in Atlantic County and one for those in Cape May County. This year, like a pair of mozzarella sticks that sat too close together in the fryer, the two cards have fused into one triumphant, unstoppable force!

And the best part — the price remains the same!

So many area restaurants claim to be “legendary,” but it takes more than just lasting a long…

For just $25 you can visit over 60 restaurants in South Jersey and get buy one get one free appetizers of equal or lesser value. No more arguing with your spouse over who gets to pick the app; no more struggling with complicated road maps trying to figure out which county you are in. It’s one-stop shopping at its best.

And as always, you can use the card over and over from April 1 to Dec. 30. Cards go on sale Thursday, Feb. 16, and will be shipped at the end of March with delivery for April 1. The cards will also be available for purchase at the Press and at some participating restaurants April 1. Go to AppetizerCards.com to get yours today!

The list is growing — we expect nearly 100 restaurants to join in on the fun. Here are some of the participating restaurants so far:

Absecon

  • Hi-Point Pub

Atlantic City

  • The Iron Room
  • Kelsey’s
  • The Palm
  • Pic-A-Lilli Pub
  • Ruby’s Dinette
  • Ruth’s Chris
  • Tun Tavern

Avalon

  • Concord Café
  • La Vecchia Fontana

Brigantine

  • Goochie Brothers
  • Laguna Grill & Rum Bar

Cape May

  • Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grill

Egg Harbor Township

  • McCullough’s Pub and Restaurant
  • Rama Thai
  • Sublime Seafood

Linwood

  • Chaba Thai

Margate

  • Bocca Coal Fired Bistro

Northfield

  • Naomi’s Café

North Wildwood

  • The Establishment at 100
  • North End American Grill

Ocean City

  • Cousin’s Restaurant
  • Jon & Patty’s
  • OC Surf Café
  • Tony P’s House of Pie

Rio Grande

  • Rio Station

Sea Isle

  • La Fontana Coast
  • Kix Lincoln Grill

Somers Point

  • Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Manco & Manco Pizza
  • Tavern on the Bay Steakhouse
  • La Fontana Del Mare

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Villas

  • American Deli and Pizza

Wildwood

  • Cattle ‘n Clover
  • Pacifico Modern Italian
  • Mia Mia

Wildwood Crest

  • Marie Nicole’s
  • Fitzpatrick’s Crest Tavern

Restaurants looking to participate can contact Scott Cronick at scronick@pressofac.com or 609-272-7017.