Bay Avenue Sushi brings something new and tasty to Somers Point’s historic strip
Sometimes in life, a long and circuitous route proves to ultimately be the best course.
Such is the case for restaurateurs Kevin Du and wife Tracy Chan of Somers Point’s Bay Avenue Sushi.
Together for 20-plus years, the couple emigrated from southern China — specifically Guangdong for Du and tiny resort island Macau for Chan — landing in of all places, Minnesota in 1990.
In case you are wondering, an uncle of Du’s was already situated there, operating a Chinese restaurant.
After six years the pair moved east, to the New York City borough of Queens.
Simultaneously, Du’s culinary odyssey continued. Apprenticing for respected Manhattan sushi purveyors, he was now firmly entrenched on a career path as a Japanese chef.
A year later they were afforded an opportunity to establish an eatery in another cold climate, South Burlington, Vermont, on the shores of Lake Champlain.
After working there for “a few years,” Chan explains that they returned to New York until 2005.
It was the arrival of Somers Point’s Shop-Rite which spurred the couple to once again relocate.
Contracted to manage the facility’s sushi bar, they arrived locally in ’06.
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Caroline’s by the Bay in Somers Point suffered such a tragedy a little over a year ago when well-respected GM Dave Tyson, a veteran of the nearby Anchorage Tavern as well, passed away in August 2010.
The Somers Point Restaurant Week began Nov. 4 and concludes Nov. 13. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of the special dining event featuring $25.07 three-course dinners and $11.07 three-course lunches, you still have a few more days to go.
Spearheaded by Nick Regine, community projects coodinator for the Somers Point Business Association, the promotion runs a full seven days from Monday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 24.
The Somers Point Jazz Society has been blessed with the support of some of southern New Jersey's best jazz artists even as they support jazz in southern New Jersey.
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