Late summer, with its abundance of locally sourced ingredients, is perhaps the ultimate time to recognize Italian cookery. Unlike French or Asian cuisines, often technique-oriented, the food of that peninsula nation is generally based on seasonality and availability. In southern New Jersey that means tomatoes, peppers, onions and fruit, all staples of the Italian pantry.
As Mexican as it gets this side of the Mississippi
Possessing coveted tech degrees from Philly’s prestigious Drexel University, Linwood brothers Antonio and Nick Ballias might have been expected to opt for careers in the corporate world. Instead, the pair of multi- talented 30-somethings went foodie.
Housed in a charming two-story cottage facing Somers Point’s bay front, Latz’s by the Bay has, since opening in autumn of 2011, become one of the mainland’s definitive BYOBs.