Oktoberfest returns for its 21st year to Trump Taj Mahal on Saturday, Oct. 25 (noon-8pm) and Sunday, Oct. 26 (noon-6pm). Visitors can anticipate entertainment direct from Germany and feast on authentic food such as grilled bratwurst, classic Hungarian goulash, oven roasted pork loin, frankfurters, linzer torte and apple strudel.
Chatsworth, Burlington County _ Sometimes it is nice to leave the city behind and travel to the country. Of course when that trip involves a drive on a quiet backroad to Chatsworth during the annual Cranberry Festival, a bustling city is just what you will find when you take the last bend in the road and hit the center of this tiny little burgh in the middle of the Pinelands.
Girasole, Atlantic City’s Pacific Avenue-fronting jewel, is equal parts earnest Italian dining experience combined with glamorous Mediterranean-tinged décor and ambiance. Considering that founder Gino Iovino’s original calling was in the world of high-end Italian fashion, this only seems fitting.
With the summer season getting underway, it seems apropos to check in with some of the shore region’s most famed food providers. And what better place to commence than in Ocean City?
We adore BYOBs and are constantly on the lookout for new openings in both Atlantic and Cape May counties, so it probably shouldn’t have taken us a full year to sample Ventnor’s Stella.
In the interest of complete disclosure, we have a confession to start this week’s column. I’m really not a buffet kind of guy. While no one appreciates the concept of food in mass quantities better than I, most buffets I’ve encountered have meant four things: lengthy, serpentine lines; mediocre steam-table offerings; poor service; and a dismal atmosphere.