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EXIT ZERO<br />

cape may’s peppy periodical • october 5, 2023 • volume 21, number 35<br />

Beers & Brats!<br />

Cape May celebrated the famous Bavarian tradition Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30. The streets were<br />

flipped into a German promenade packed with authentic music and food from vendors including The Ugly<br />

Mug, Gaiss’ Market and Taco Caballito. More photos from the festival inside. Aleksey Moryakov


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9/27: Around The Town At The Cheese Shop<br />

Jake, Lily, Payton, Matt<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER PRINTS, PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO@EXITZERO.COM<br />

pig & pigskin<br />

sunday specials!<br />

Score Big on Sundays at the Rusty Nail with Jimmy’s<br />

Smokin’ Pig Roast while watching the game.<br />

$2 off wings, nachos, shrimp & more<br />

$10 bucket of (6) miller lite ponies<br />

Sundays<br />

1pm-9pm<br />

chef's smokin' pig roast piggy platter<br />

RustyNailCapeMay.com<br />

@rustynailcapemay<br />

205 beach ave, Cape May, 08204<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 3


9/21: Around The Town At Coastline Realty<br />

The Coastline team<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER PRINTS, PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO@EXITZERO.COM<br />

Dinner Monday-Saturday from 4:30pm<br />

Lunch Tuesday-Saturday from 11am<br />

Open Daily<br />

11:30-10<br />

Kitchen until 11 Fri & Sat!<br />

Live Music<br />

Wed-Sat 6-9pm<br />

Sunday<br />

NFL Sunday Ticket<br />

Football specials all day<br />

322 Washington Street Mall, Cape May<br />

609-884-9119 TISHASFINEDINING.COM<br />

3729 Bayshore Road, North Cape May<br />

609-889-7000 • 5WestPub.com<br />

Page 4 EXIT ZERO October 5, 2023


A Cape May<br />

Classic<br />

since 1926<br />

live music 10pm-1am<br />

THU, OCT 5 - STAY ACOUSTIC<br />

FRI, OCT 6 - KARATE GARAGE<br />

SAT, OCT 7 - CANDIFLYP<br />

SUN, OCT 8 - DJ TOREY WHOM<br />

OPEN DAILY FOR INSIDE AND OUTSIDE DINING<br />

All Your Favorite Mug Dishes!<br />

426 WASHINGTON STREET • 609-884-3459 Follow us on Facebook<br />

OPEN DAILY + YEAR-ROUND FOR OUTDOOR,<br />

INDOOR SEATING, AND CURBSIDE PICKUP<br />

FROM 11AM to 12AM!<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 5


9/30: Monarch Festival<br />

At Nature Center Of Cape May<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

Morgan, Owen<br />

Sawyer<br />

Erica, Rich<br />

Jay, Gretchen<br />

Patricia, Patricia<br />

Page 6 EXIT ZERO October 5, 2023


Harbor View<br />

Inside Bar Daily from 2pm<br />

Dining Room Daily from 5pm<br />

Outside Deck Fri 2pm<br />

& Sat-Sun 11:30am<br />

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6pm<br />

RESTAURANT, MARINA & BAR<br />

954 Ocean Drive, Cape May<br />

609-886-5444 • HarborViewCapeMay.com<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 7


The Exit Zero Information Page<br />

Everything you wanted to know about Cape May’s peppy periodical... and then some<br />

ABOUT THE MAGAZINE<br />

HOW TO... ORDER A PHOTO<br />

REQUEST A PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

SEND A VACATION PHOTO<br />

Editor & Publisher Jack Wright<br />

Digital Media Manager Kayla Jordan<br />

Content Manager Nicole James<br />

Creative Associate Courtney<br />

Rosenberg<br />

Distribution Melissa O’Donnell<br />

Photographer Aleksey Moryakov<br />

609-770-8479 / info@exitzero.com<br />

Every Thursday, Exit Zero magazine is<br />

delivered to around 300 establishments<br />

in the area. But you can get a jump<br />

on it by reading online every Tuesday<br />

morning! We also operate a retail store<br />

and restaurant (see below), located at<br />

110 Sunset Boulevard on the beautiful<br />

Cape Island.<br />

«Email us at photo@exitzero.com<br />

(write Photo Order in subject line) and<br />

tell us the date the photo appeared<br />

and on which page. Our photographer<br />

Aleksey handles all photo orders.<br />

RESERVATIONS POLICY<br />

«Email info@exitzero.com and write<br />

PHOTO REQUEST in the subject line. Or<br />

call 609-770-8479. There is no charge,<br />

but we can’t ALWAYS guarantee we will<br />

show up. Aleksey is a busy boy!<br />

READ US ONLINE<br />

«We love pictures of our magazine on<br />

vacation. Email your photos and details<br />

to info@exitzero.com and write EZ ON<br />

VACATION in the subject line. Do NOT<br />

send hard copies. They don’t print well.<br />

ADVERTISE<br />

Please note: We no longer offer<br />

subscriptions to our weekly magazine.<br />

Too many people were receiving issues<br />

very late or, in some cases, not at all.<br />

That’s all down to the vagaries of<br />

sending by bulk mail. EXCEPTION: You<br />

can pay $100 to get EZ delivered firstclass<br />

(there is a hardcore of fans who DO<br />

this!). Call 609-770-8479 to order.<br />

EXIT ZERO HOSPITALITY<br />

«Exit Zero Filling Station is open<br />

Mon-Fri 3-9 & Sat-Sun 12-9. To make a<br />

reservation for our private dining truck,<br />

visit exitzero.com/fillingstation and<br />

click BOOK NOW.<br />

«You can read our issues online,<br />

courtesy of our virtual magazine reader.<br />

Just visit our website, exitzero.com, and<br />

click where it says THIS WEEK’S ISSUE.<br />

Enjoy!<br />

«This magazine is funded through<br />

advertising – so please support our<br />

advertisers! To discuss our affordable<br />

packages, contact us on 609-770-8479<br />

or write to us at info@exitzero.com.<br />

The Exit Zero Hospitality group also<br />

operate the Exit Zero Filling Station<br />

restaurant in Cape May and, in 2021,<br />

took over the concessions at Cape May-<br />

Lewes ferry terminal in North Cape May.<br />

We launched two new restaurants —<br />

Exit Zero Ferry Station, The Lookout and<br />

Cafe 64, a grab-and-go eatery and retail<br />

store. We will be operating those until<br />

February 29, 2024.<br />

If you are interested in enjoying private<br />

events at Ferry Park between now and<br />

February 29, reach out to our Director<br />

of Sales, Programming and Events<br />

Krystina Kennedy, on krystina@<br />

exitzero.com.<br />

To reach us at Ferry Park, call 609-551-<br />

4209 or email ferrypark@exitzero.com.<br />

Page 8 EXIT ZERO October 5, 2023<br />

u WIN A $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE IN OUR FIND-THE-PHIL CONTEST<br />

We concealed our mascot Phil in an ad in this issue. Enter by emailing info@exitzero.com (put CLIPART<br />

CONTEST in subject line) with name of the ad that contains the clipart, plus your name, address and<br />

telephone number. Entries by October 12. Winner gets a $20 gift card. Winner will be posted on our<br />

Facebook page each Thursday. Here’s the exact size of the image — happy hunting!


The Pier House<br />

is celebrating<br />

Women of the Industry<br />

with a pairing dinner featuring wines & spirits<br />

crafted by women or produced in women-owned<br />

facilities and special guest speakers for an evening<br />

of empowerment and recognition to women.<br />

5-Course Pairing Dinner | $95 per person | Friday, October 13 @ 6:00pm<br />

Reservations are required with deposit<br />

1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May 855-731-6021 capemaylamer.com<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 9


9/30: Monarch Festival At Nature Center Of Cape May<br />

Sidney<br />

Emily<br />

Joanne<br />

Laura McPherson<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER PRINTS, PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO@EXITZERO.COM<br />

OPEN DAILY 11am-8pm (Closed Monday)<br />

Eat In • Take Out • Beach Delivery<br />

capemaygc.com • 609-305-4276<br />

315 Ocean Street, Cape May (Washington Commons)<br />

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Romantic Seaside Getaway<br />

9 Luxury Guest Rooms<br />

Serving Dinner<br />

Wednesday - Monday<br />

Beginning at 5pm<br />

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED<br />

Live Piano Every Evening<br />

1301 Beach Avenue | cape may | 609.884.9090<br />

WWW.PETERSHIELDSINN.COM<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 11


Where We’re Eating<br />

Here’s what the EZ team were chowing on this week<br />

Uncle Bill’s<br />

Mon-Fri 7am-2pm | Sat-Sun 6:30am-2<br />

BEACH & PERRY, CAPE MAY<br />

Page 12 EXIT ZERO October 5, 2023<br />

-2pm<br />

PUMPKIN PANCAKES HAVE ARRIVED<br />

Every week, the Exit Zero crew goes for lunch (or dinner or,<br />

maybe even on occasion, breakfast) at one of Cape May’s excellent<br />

dining establishments. Then we give you the skinny on<br />

what we ate, what we talked about (or some of what we talked<br />

about), who spat their drink from laughing too hard, who served<br />

us, who we bumped into and, you know, the general lay of the land.<br />

The place: Lucky Bones on Route 109 South, just over the bridge<br />

when you come into Cape May. Rather than reading about our usual<br />

cocktails, seafood or sandwiches, we tried out their new breakfast<br />

menu! Well, they began serving breakfast in June, so it’s new to us and<br />

we’ve been dying to check it out.<br />

The vibe: It was early on a Friday morning and pretty quiet inside.<br />

We were sat in a cozy booth right away with a couple other tables sprinkled<br />

through the dining room. We’re getting deeper into the off-season<br />

with kids back to school and a lot of people back to work, out of vacation<br />

mode. While the weekdays are slowing down all over town, Lucky<br />

Bones is still giving great service and a consistent dining experience all<br />

year-round.<br />

The food: Our server Agnieszka got us started with coffee, waters<br />

and a glass of OJ while we looked over the menu. It took us a while<br />

to make up our minds — there’s a great deal of choices from savory<br />

to sweet and plenty of ways to customize items to your liking. Kayla<br />

went for the fresh blueberry waffle topped with butter and even more<br />

blueberries. Courtney enjoyed an herb and goat cheese omelet with<br />

mushrooms and a side of tomato slices and rye toast. Nicole had her<br />

favorite breakfast, eggs benedict with a side of fried potatoes and they<br />

also delivered a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich back to the<br />

office for Jack. All our plates were served with a slice of fresh watermelon<br />

which was a nice touch. Everything was delicious and we hope<br />

to return on a day we aren’t heading into work afterwards to indulge in<br />

a Bloody Mary or two.<br />

The takeaway: Lucky Bones is open year-round serving breakfast<br />

Thursday through Monday at 8am, and lunch and dinner daily. They<br />

offer specials so be sure to check out their blackboard or ask your server<br />

— these include breakfast, appetizers, cocktails and brick-oven pizza.<br />

The specials are also online, but they can change, so keep that in mind<br />

when planning your visit!


October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 13


Adored by<br />

Visitors...<br />

Loved by<br />

Locals!<br />

9/30: Monarch Festival<br />

At Nature Center Of Cape May<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

OPEN DAILY 7am-2<br />

-2pm<br />

Theresa, Tina, Bob<br />

Beach & Grant 609-884-3772<br />

Bobby, Michele, Jackson, Marge<br />

Lee, Patricia, Marty<br />

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9/30: Monarch Festival At Nature Center Of Cape May<br />

Zack Mullock, Eric Westram Linda, Bob Courtney<br />

Deborah Bass, Nicole Dufour Audrey, Alex Nikolas, Bella<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER PRINTS, PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO@EXITZERO.COM<br />

THE EARLY SEATING MENU<br />

AT THE EBBITT ROOM<br />

Indulge in our four-course Early Seating Menu, featuring<br />

seasonal ingredients and unforgettable flavors.<br />

Available Monday-Thursday from 5:00pm-6:00pm.<br />

LOCATED AT THE VIRGINIA HOTEL<br />

25 JACKSON STREET, CAPE MAY<br />

Reservations at EbbittRoom.com<br />

(609) 884-5700<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 15


9/30: Monarch Festival At Nature Center Of Cape May<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

Brett, Sean, Martha<br />

Dede, Chris, Michele<br />

Melissa, Carol<br />

Kaufman family<br />

Evan, Juniper, Angelina, Natalie<br />

Madison, Trisha<br />

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October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 17


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9/30: Cape May Oktoberfest On Jackson Street<br />

Michelle, Emma, Lisa, Gordon, Susie<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER PRINTS, PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO@EXITZERO.COM<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 19


THE ULTIMATE CAPE MAY FOOD & DRINK GUIDE<br />

What You Need To<br />

Know About The<br />

Food And The Vibe<br />

Meals<br />

Served<br />

Price Of<br />

Entrées<br />

Bar Or<br />

BYOB?<br />

Should I<br />

Book?<br />

Food For<br />

Kids?<br />

Other<br />

Details<br />

BEACH PLUM BAKERY AND CAFE<br />

484 W. Perry Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 770-8261<br />

www.caperesorts.com<br />

Enjoy fresh, farm-to-table bakery items along with<br />

La Colombe coffee drinks. Start the morning with<br />

delicious sweet breads, muffins, scones and cookies.<br />

Coffee &<br />

Snacks<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

N/A NO YES<br />

H<br />

b<br />

U<br />

BEACH PLUM FARM<br />

140 Stevens Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 602-0128<br />

www.beachplumfarmcapemay.com<br />

Enjoy the quiet beauty of this 62-acre farm in West<br />

Cape May and then indulge in the farm-to-table<br />

treats for breakfast or lunch. The soups, salads,<br />

sandwiches and juices are excellent.<br />

B, L, D<br />

VARIES<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

BYOB NO YES<br />

u b<br />

U<br />

THE BLACK DUCK<br />

1 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May<br />

(609) 898-0100<br />

www.blackduckonsunset.com<br />

A chic interior, with excellent modern American<br />

cuisine. Now under new owners, but Larry and Ashley<br />

are retaining the menu favorites established under<br />

previous owner Chris.<br />

D<br />

$16-$54<br />

Cards: V,<br />

MC<br />

BYOB YES NO<br />

u b<br />

H<br />

THE BLUE PIG TAVERN<br />

200 Congress Place, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-8422<br />

www.caperesorts.com/bluepigtavern<br />

Check out why Congress Hall’s restaurant is a favorite<br />

of locals as well as hotel guests. They serve classic<br />

tavern food for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a<br />

choice of indoor and outdoor dining.<br />

B, L, D<br />

$17-$36<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR YES YES<br />

u b<br />

U<br />

THE BOILER ROOM<br />

200 Congress Place, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-8421<br />

www.caperesorts.com/boilerroom<br />

The Boiler Room has a chic industrial vibe with<br />

exposed brickwork, stainless steel table tops and a<br />

dance floor that’s often bopping. Feast upon brickoven<br />

pizza with draft beers.<br />

L, D<br />

$10-$16<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR YES YES u<br />

THE BROWN ROOM<br />

200 Congress Place, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-8422<br />

www.caperesorts.com/brownroom<br />

Congress Hall’s lounge got a very groovy, very sexy<br />

renovation. The bar was enlarged (and moved) and<br />

there are all sorts of seating nooks from which to<br />

enjoy great drinks and a great vibe.<br />

Bar Menu<br />

and<br />

Cocktails<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO NO u<br />

CAFE 64<br />

1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May<br />

(609)551-4209<br />

www.visitferrypark.com/cafe-64<br />

CAPE MAY FISH MARKET<br />

408 Washington Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 770-3790<br />

capemayfishmarket.com<br />

CAPE MAY GRILLED CHEESE<br />

315 Ocean Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 305-4276<br />

capemaygc.com<br />

Step inside the new eatery and retail store at the<br />

Cape May ferry terminal. Enjoy a quick meal or snack<br />

before hopping on the ferry and shop all the Exit Zero<br />

and Ferry Park Swag!<br />

Comfy joint in the middle of the mall, featuring a raw<br />

bar, surf-n-turf entrées, sandwiches and burgers, plus<br />

outside tables for some great people-watching!<br />

Enjoy a fun and creative twist on an age-old favorite.<br />

From wild combinations, to classic ingredients, there’s<br />

plenty you’ll want to try when you visit.<br />

B, L, D<br />

L, D<br />

L, D<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

$12-$36<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

N/A NO YES<br />

BYOB NO YES<br />

BYOB NO YES<br />

u b<br />

H<br />

b<br />

H<br />

u b<br />

H U<br />

THE CRICKET CLUB<br />

106 Decatur Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 888-6095<br />

capemaycricketclub.com<br />

The Kulkowitz family’s latest culinary adventure.<br />

They’re bringing a new vibe to the Cape May dining<br />

scene with menu featuring local food with global<br />

flavors.<br />

D<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR YES NO u b<br />

DELANEY’S IRISH PUB & GRILL<br />

400 Washington Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 770-8559<br />

www.delaneyscapemay.com<br />

As you’d expect of an Irish pub, this is the place to get<br />

Guinness and good pub grub. The burgers and meat<br />

pies have been receiving rave reviews.<br />

L, D<br />

$12-$25<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

b<br />

H<br />

KEY u Onsite parking b Wheelchair accessible H Takeout available U Dog-friendly patio in season<br />

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9/30: Cape May Oktoberfest On Jackson Street<br />

Randy, Ryan, Jenny, Ang<br />

Chip, Chase, Jake<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER PRINTS, PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO@EXITZERO.COM<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 21


THE ULTIMATE CAPE MAY FOOD & DRINK GUIDE<br />

What You Need To<br />

Know About The<br />

Food And The Vibe<br />

Meals<br />

Served<br />

Price Of<br />

Entrées<br />

Bar Or<br />

BYOB?<br />

Should I<br />

Book?<br />

Food For<br />

Kids?<br />

DOGTOOTH<br />

100 East Taylor Avenue, Wildwood<br />

(609) 522-8383<br />

www.dogtoothbar.com<br />

Good food, good beer and great times! Stop in for<br />

happy hour to enjoy food and drink specials along<br />

with live music. And don’t forget to ask about their<br />

draft list for a cold one!<br />

L, D<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

u b<br />

H U<br />

THE EAT WELL<br />

508 Townbank Road, North Cape May<br />

(609) 600-7077<br />

www.eatwellcapemay.com<br />

Focused on community, this restaurant provides<br />

fresh homemade food made from local ingredients,<br />

including fresh-baked artisan breads.<br />

L, D<br />

$7-$17<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

BYOB NO YES<br />

b U<br />

H<br />

THE EBBITT ROOM<br />

25 Jackson Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-5700<br />

www.caperesorts.com/ebbittroom<br />

Enjoy your meal on The Ebbitt Room porch,<br />

overlooking tree-lined Jackson Street, or take in the<br />

buzzy vibe of the dining room and bar.<br />

D<br />

$28-$38<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR YES NO u<br />

EL PUEBLO TAQUERIA<br />

3704 Bayshore Road, North Cape May<br />

(609) 600-3793<br />

www.elpueblotaqueria.com<br />

Located in North Cape May and their newest<br />

location on the Cape May beachfront, serving up<br />

affordable and authentic Mexican dishes made from<br />

only the freshest ingredients.<br />

L, D<br />

$9-$16<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

BYOB NO YES<br />

u b<br />

H<br />

E. M. HEMINGWAY’S<br />

1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-5611<br />

www.hemingwayscapemay.com<br />

Casual and family-friendly, E. M. Hemingway’s offers<br />

fine seafood, prime beef and excellent specials. All<br />

right across from the beachfront. Great place to<br />

watch sports, too.<br />

B, L, D<br />

$15-$38<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

u b<br />

H<br />

EXIT ZERO FERRY STATION<br />

1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May<br />

(609) 551-4209<br />

www.visitferrypark.com<br />

A cool vibe paired with a crazy fusion of flavors is<br />

what you can expect at the waterfront sibling of Exit<br />

Zero Filling Station.<br />

L, D<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

u b<br />

H U<br />

EXIT ZERO FILLING STATION<br />

110 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May<br />

(609) 770-8479<br />

www.exitzero.com<br />

Thai and Indian food, plus there are some fun<br />

American dishes, too and great burgers. Enjoy drafts<br />

and cans from Cape May Brewing Co plus some<br />

seriously crafty cocktails.<br />

L, D<br />

$15-$29<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

u b<br />

H U<br />

FINS BAR & GRILLE<br />

142 Decatur Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-3449<br />

www.finscapemay.com<br />

Inside, enjoy the exciting maritime-themed decor<br />

inside. Outside, you can enjoy eating out in the<br />

middle of Decatur Street, under the canopy.<br />

L, D<br />

$17-$37<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

b<br />

H U<br />

5 WEST PUB<br />

3729 Bayshore Road, North Cape May<br />

(609) 889-7000<br />

www.5westpub.com<br />

This hotspot is a gastropub from the owners of Tisha’s.<br />

Here you’ll enjoy the same high-quality food and<br />

high-quality service, in a relaxed atmosphere.<br />

L, D<br />

$6-$20<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

u b<br />

H U<br />

FOUNDER’S GRUB & PUB<br />

3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood<br />

(609) 729-3700<br />

www.moreyspiers.com<br />

Enjoy reimagined boardwalk classics in a family<br />

friendly outdoor atmosphere overlooking the<br />

Wildwood beaches and Mariner’s Pier.<br />

L, D<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES b H<br />

410 BANK STREET<br />

410 Bank Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-2127<br />

www.c410bankstreet.com<br />

Enjoy French New Orleans cuisine with a Caribbean<br />

flair inside this historic 1840 Carriage house. Choose<br />

from seafood, steaks and other culinary creations from<br />

their carefully curated menu.<br />

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9/30: Cape May Oktoberfest On Jackson Street<br />

Tom, Denis, Dekon<br />

Jean, Bruce, Lorraine, Archie<br />

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Served<br />

Price Of<br />

Entrées<br />

Bar Or<br />

BYOB?<br />

Should I<br />

Book?<br />

Food For<br />

Kids?<br />

GEORGE’S PLACE<br />

3001 Beach Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-6088<br />

www.kararestaurantgroup.com<br />

GRANA BYOB<br />

413 S. Broadway, Cape May<br />

granabyob.com<br />

HARBOR VIEW<br />

954 Ocean Drive<br />

(609) 884-5444<br />

www.harborviewcapemay.com<br />

HARPOONS ON THE BAY<br />

91 Beach Drive, North Cape May<br />

(609) 886-5529<br />

www.harpoonsonthebay.com<br />

HARRY’S OCEAN BAR AND GRILLE<br />

1025 Beach Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-2779<br />

www.harryscapemay.com<br />

ICCARA ITALIAN BISTRO<br />

315 Ocean Street, #4, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-0200<br />

www.iccaracapemay.com<br />

JERSEY GIRL<br />

3601 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood<br />

(609) 523-1800<br />

www.jerseygirlkitchen.com<br />

JOE’S FISH CO.<br />

2501 Boardwalk, Wildwood<br />

(609) 729-3700<br />

www.moreyspiers.com<br />

THE LOBSTER HOUSE<br />

Fisherman’s Wharf, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-8296<br />

www.thelobsterhouse.com<br />

LOUISA’S CAFE<br />

104 Jackson Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-5882<br />

www.louisascapemay.com<br />

LUCKY BONES<br />

1200 Route 109, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-BONE<br />

www.luckybonesgrill.com<br />

This local legend of an eatery serves up their signature<br />

breakfast items, mouth-watering lunches and<br />

generous dinners all in a welcoming and relaxed<br />

environment.<br />

Chef Carl Messick has taken over what was once<br />

Godmother’s and transformed it into a relaxed, finedining<br />

restaurant. Exquisite dishes featuring seasonal<br />

and sustainable ingredients.<br />

A locals’ favorite for a reason. There’s a Key West vibe,<br />

good food, regular entertainment, and the views are<br />

spectacular.<br />

A little slice of paradise on the bay, enjoy dishes<br />

with Caribbean flair, listen to a few jam bands and<br />

watch spectacular sunsets while sipping a cocktail or<br />

domestic draft.<br />

This year brings new ownership to the beachfront<br />

restaurant and bar. Rooftop dining, live music, fresh<br />

local seafood and signature orange crushes — the<br />

fun awaits!<br />

Just steps from the Washington Street Mall, Iccara<br />

Italian Bistro & Seafood brings you the fresh flavors of<br />

Italy in a charming, welcoming atmosphere.<br />

A Jersey Shore classic serving brunch and dinner.<br />

Visit their full bar mixing up specialty Jersey-themed<br />

cocktails, craft beer, and much more. Enjoy indoor<br />

and outdoor dining with an expanded patio.<br />

Offering fresh seafood and a variety of burgers,<br />

sandwiches, salads and apps. Make sure to grab a<br />

stool upstairs overlooking Surfside Pier and enjoy<br />

local craft beer and signature cocktails.<br />

Take-out, fish market, restaurant, raw bar, breakfast,<br />

dinner... The Lobster House has it all. Drinks on the<br />

Schooner American before dinner is a must-do Cape<br />

May experience.<br />

The menu features all regional fare including fish,<br />

vegetables, fruits and herbs from Beach Plum Farm<br />

and other New Jersey farms. They also offer some fun<br />

sweets next door at the Chocolate Shop.<br />

A huge hit and locals’ favorite for a reason. Excellent<br />

food (the thin-crust pizzas are excellent), great bar<br />

vibe and service. Lucky Bones gets it right every time.<br />

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$25-$39<br />

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Served<br />

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Entrées<br />

Bar Or<br />

BYOB?<br />

Should I<br />

Book?<br />

Food For<br />

Kids?<br />

MAD BATTER<br />

19 Jackson Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-5970<br />

www.madbatter.com<br />

It’s the original fine dining restaurant in Cape May.<br />

The food is always creative and the breakfasts and<br />

brunches, hard to beat — hence the lines.<br />

B, L, D<br />

$26-$37<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

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MAGNOLIA ROOM<br />

301 Howard Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-8409<br />

www.chalfonte.com/the-magnolia-room<br />

Old-fashioned southern cuisine providing ultimate<br />

comfort inside the historic Chalfonte Hotel. Eat inside<br />

or on the veranda — there’s nothing more Southern<br />

than spending the evening in a rocking chair.<br />

B, D<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

FULL BAR YES YES<br />

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MARIO’S PIZZA<br />

Washington Commons<br />

(609) 884-0085<br />

www.mariosofcapemay.com<br />

Homemade specialties and secret sauces, from classic<br />

pizza (using homemade dough daily) to paninis, garlic<br />

knots and pasta dishes.<br />

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$6-$20<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

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MAYER’S TAVERN<br />

894 3rd Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 435-5078<br />

www.mayerstavern.com<br />

The legendary harborfront dive bar reopened with<br />

a smart renovation undertaken by the Laudeman<br />

family. But the character remains, along with those<br />

fried scallops.<br />

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$15-$19<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

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MUDHEN<br />

127 W. Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood<br />

(609) 846-7918<br />

www.mudhenbrew.com<br />

Sip on craft beers inside this rustic brewpub while<br />

enjoying delicious and casual fare including their<br />

BBQ smokehouse menu, juicy burgers and specialty<br />

mac-and-cheese dishes. Great outdoor space!<br />

L, D<br />

$14-$35<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

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OCEAN SEVEN<br />

7 Ocean Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-5555<br />

www.innofcapemay.com/ocean-7<br />

Located at the Inn of Cape May, stop in to enjoy<br />

breakfast, lunch and dinner paired with specialty<br />

cocktails.<br />

B, L, D<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

FULL BAR YES NO<br />

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OCEAN VIEW<br />

Beach and Grant Avenues, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-3772<br />

www.oceanviewrestaurant.com<br />

A large and very reliable menu. Classic diner food,<br />

oversized portions, and very reasonably priced. A<br />

locals’ favorite for a reason.<br />

B, L<br />

$9-$30<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

BYOB NO YES<br />

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OUT THERE COFFEE<br />

315 Ocean Street, Cape May<br />

www.outtherecoffee.com<br />

Start every morning with their home-roasted coffee,<br />

super-food lattes, gluten free baked goods and<br />

varieties of toasts and frozen drinks.<br />

Pastries,<br />

toast and<br />

snacks<br />

$5-$10<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

N/A NO YES<br />

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OYSTER BAY<br />

615 Lafayette Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-2111<br />

www.oysterbayrestaurant.com<br />

Eat in the lovely, airy dining room or in the adjoining<br />

bar area with a fun vibe. There’s also a daily bar<br />

menu, happy hour, great martinis and classic,<br />

generous dishes.<br />

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$12-$29<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

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PEACE PIE<br />

326 Carpenter’s Lane, Cape May<br />

(609) 435-5321<br />

www.peacepieworld.com<br />

Enjoy gourmet ice-cream sandwiches and signature<br />

Peace Pie squares made with your favorite flavors of<br />

ice cream.<br />

Dessert<br />

$6<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

N/A NO YES<br />

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PETER SHIELDS INN<br />

1301 Beach Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-9090<br />

www.petershieldsinn.com<br />

The Georgian Revival mansion is magnificent and<br />

the modern American menu matches it all the way.<br />

Bring your own favorite wine for a singular dining<br />

experience on the beachfront.<br />

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$22-$39<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, D<br />

BYOB YES NO H<br />

KEY u Onsite parking b Wheelchair accessible H Takeout available U Dog-friendly patio in season<br />

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9/30: Cape May Oktoberfest On Jackson Street<br />

Jordan, Cindy<br />

Sarah, Joy, Susan<br />

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Meals<br />

Served<br />

Price Of<br />

Entrées<br />

Bar Or<br />

BYOB?<br />

Should I<br />

Book?<br />

Food For<br />

Kids?<br />

PIER HOUSE<br />

1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 898-2244<br />

www.capemaylamer.com<br />

PIGDOG BEACH BAR<br />

3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood<br />

(609) 729-3700<br />

www.moreyspiers.com<br />

POPPI’S<br />

4709 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood<br />

(609) 600-3964<br />

www.poppisbrickoven.com<br />

PROVENCE<br />

2 North Main Street, CM Court House<br />

(609) 884-4948<br />

www.provencecapemay.com<br />

QUINCY’S LOBSTER ROLLS<br />

320 Washington Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 600-3571<br />

www.quincysoriginal.com<br />

JESTER’S DIVE BAR<br />

3505 Route 9 South, Rio Grande<br />

(609) 889-2000<br />

www.jestersdivebar.com<br />

RUSTY NAIL<br />

205 Beach Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-0017<br />

www.caperesorts.com<br />

SAPORE ITALIANO<br />

416 South Broadway, West Cape May<br />

(609) 600-1422<br />

www.saporeitalianorestaurant.com<br />

SEASALT<br />

1035 Beach Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-7000<br />

www.capemayoceanclubhotel.com<br />

SHAMONE<br />

200 Congress Place, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-8421<br />

www.kararestaurantgroup.com<br />

STUBBORN BROTHERS<br />

2701 Boardwalk, Wildwood<br />

(609) 729-3700<br />

www.moreyspiers.com<br />

This chic, airy restaurant, steps from the beach, is<br />

housed in La Mer Beachfront Resort, serving up<br />

Mediterranean-influenced dishes. The patio is the<br />

perfect place to enjoy the ocean breezes.<br />

It’s family friendly, dog friendly and the best BBQ spot<br />

on the beach. The beach bar offers games for everyone<br />

to enjoy and serves up cool summer cocktails and a<br />

range of domestic and imports.<br />

Enjoy their old-world recipes in a relaxed atmosphere<br />

with rustic charm. They select the finest local ingredients<br />

for each dish and welcome your family to be a<br />

part of their family.<br />

Experience exquisite French cuisine that can only be<br />

described as a beautifully choreographed synergy of<br />

food, flavors and techniques, plated with undeniable<br />

flair and whimsy.<br />

Bringing a little taste of New England to Cape May.<br />

Indulge in classic lobster rolls, lobster salads, crab<br />

rolls and other quick-bite favorites at either of their<br />

locations including Beach Avenue.<br />

Owners Bill and Megan Bumbernick bring their restaurant<br />

chops from the Surfing Pig in North Wildwood.<br />

They’ve introduced an all new menu complete with<br />

cold beer, specialty drinks and good times.<br />

Beachfront dining at its coolest. Grab a spot in the<br />

sand, gather around the firepit, or sit at their indoor<br />

or outdoor bar while you feast on seriously good eats<br />

and drinks.<br />

Located in a magnificent Victorian mansion, with<br />

plenty of outdoor dining, and the food does it justice.<br />

Excellent Italian food and a lovely family-style<br />

ambience.<br />

Inspired by the ocean, and just steps away, this<br />

beachfront restaurant’s menu focuses on locally<br />

sourced seafood and signature craft cocktails.<br />

Take pleasure in an unlimited brunch or a 15-course<br />

tasting menu for dinner at Cape May’s only tapasstyle<br />

restaurant!<br />

This spot is great for the whole family to come eat,<br />

drink, laugh, and settle their family disputes. Enjoy<br />

ocean views, great food and ice-cold brews on the<br />

boardwalk.<br />

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Cards:<br />

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$13-$29<br />

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COASTAL CULINARY BLISS<br />

Experience paradise on a plate as SeaSalt Restaurant welcomes<br />

Executive Chef Adam Bowen to our culinary team. Discover our new menus,<br />

brimming with bold and timeless flavors crafted from locally sourced ingredients.<br />

Open daily for breakfast,lunch and dinner<br />

join us for our new fall menu launching October 6 TH<br />

LOCATED IN OCEAN CLUB HOTEL<br />

SEASALTCAPEMAY.COM<br />

1035 BEACH AVENUE, CAPE MAY<br />

609-884-7000<br />

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BYOB?<br />

Should I<br />

Book?<br />

Food For<br />

Kids?<br />

TACO CABALLITO TEQUILERIA<br />

429 Beach Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-4800<br />

www. tacocaballitotequileria.com<br />

Enjoy this two-story, vibrant beachfront restaurant<br />

that offers authentic Mexican dishes and handcrafted<br />

margaritas made with artisanal tequilas.<br />

L, D<br />

$10-$18<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES<br />

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TISHA’S<br />

318 Washington Street Mall, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-9119<br />

www.tishasfinedining.com<br />

This local favorite serves delicious food for lunch and<br />

dinner. And they have a pet-firendly patio too. Check<br />

out their sister restaurant, 5 West Pub, too.<br />

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$18-$35<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

BYOB YES YES b U<br />

TOMMY’S FOLLY CAFE<br />

200 Congress Place, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-6566<br />

www.caperesorts.com<br />

Filled with everything you need to keep you going<br />

all day long. Enjoy fresh-brewed La Colombe coffee,<br />

specialty drinks and an assortment of baked goods<br />

and breakfast paninis.<br />

B, D<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

BYOB NO YES<br />

b<br />

H<br />

THE UGLY MUG<br />

426 Washington Street Mall, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-3459<br />

A Cape May legend. Inside, you’ll enjoy a classic<br />

pub atmosphere. Outside, it’s a great spot for<br />

people watching. Check their ad for upcoming live<br />

entertainment.<br />

L, D<br />

$12-$25<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

FULL BAR NO YES b H<br />

UNCLE BILL’S PANCAKE HOUSE<br />

Beach Avenue and Perry, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-7199<br />

Reliably good food — there is a reason why people<br />

wait in line. You can sit outside with ocean and beach<br />

views — and dine with your dog if the weather is<br />

nice.<br />

B, L, D<br />

$4-$9<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

BYOB NO YES<br />

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UNION PARK<br />

Beach Avenue and Howard Street<br />

(609) 884-8811<br />

www.unionparkdiningroom.com<br />

Fine dining in a classic old hotel, where both the<br />

decor and the food are inspired. Voted one of the<br />

best restaurants in the state by New Jersey Monthly<br />

magazine.<br />

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$18-$35<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE<br />

BYOB YES YES<br />

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VIGGIANO’S ON SUNSET<br />

109 Sunset Blvd, West Cape May<br />

(609) 435-5026<br />

www.viggianosbyob.com<br />

A new family-friendly Italian restaurant, from the<br />

same owners as the popular Conshocken restaurant.<br />

Expect classic Italian food done right and a welcome<br />

as hearty as the pasta dishes.<br />

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$15-$45<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

BYOB YES YES<br />

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VINCENZO’S LITTLE ITALY<br />

3704 Bayshore Road, North Cape May<br />

(609) 889-6610<br />

www.vincenzoslittleitaly.com<br />

VINTAGE<br />

1048 Washington Street<br />

609-224-6064<br />

www.capemaymac.org<br />

WASHINGTON INN<br />

801 Washington Street, Cape May<br />

(609) 884-5697<br />

www.washingtoninn.com<br />

If you want to bring the family for a fine and fun<br />

Italian meal, look no further. The kids will love it.<br />

Excellent pasta dishes, and they’ve recently expanded<br />

their pizzeria.<br />

The newest addition to the grounds of the Emlen<br />

Physick Estate. Cape May MAC partnered with the<br />

folks behind George’s Place to create a modern,<br />

eclectic and delicious dining experience.<br />

Superb gourmet food, and a cool-but-cozy bar. Check<br />

out an amazing wine list of over 10,000 bottles;<br />

they’ve got the largest wine cellar in South Jersey.<br />

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$10-$31<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

$9-$43<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC,<br />

AE, D<br />

$18-$34<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

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YOUNGER BROTHER<br />

314 Beach Avenue, Cape May<br />

(609) 898-2009<br />

www.kararestaurantgroup.com<br />

Another fine eating experience from the Kara Group.<br />

Enjoy brunch and dinner in this cozy beachfront<br />

eatery. Their lobster brunch is one of the more<br />

innovative menu creations in town.<br />

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$14-$42<br />

Cards:<br />

V, MC, AE, D<br />

BYOB YES NO b H<br />

KEY u Onsite parking b Wheelchair accessible H Takeout available U Dog-friendly patio in season<br />

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Bird Droppings<br />

Dispatches from the nation’s birdwatching capital… by Seymore Thanu<br />

As I write, an armada of over one million<br />

Broad-winged Hawks are setting<br />

out on their epic voyage from<br />

eastern forests to South American<br />

rainforest where the buteos spend<br />

the Northern winter. Small and compact,<br />

barely larger than a crow, the birds travel in<br />

large flocks called kettles that move through<br />

thermals where they gather in swirling balls<br />

of birds, riding the column of air aloft. Using<br />

this technique, they use little energy and<br />

rarely feed during migration.<br />

The main Broad-winged migratory corridor<br />

lies north of Cape May but a strong<br />

cold front in mid to late September will ferry<br />

birds this way on northwest winds. The one<br />

day record is 9,400 set on October 4, 1977. A<br />

hurricane held up the migration and four consecutive<br />

days of Northwest winds precipitated<br />

the massive flight which found thousands<br />

of Broad-wingeds swirling over Cape May<br />

Point. While a few hundred Broad-wingeds<br />

are tallied every year, it is unlikely such a deluge<br />

of birds will be seen again in our lifetime.<br />

Don’t dawdle. Life is finite. Get out to<br />

the hawk watch and catch an eyeful. I can’t<br />

promise a 9,000-bird flight, but I can promise<br />

exciting hawk watching any day the skies are<br />

sunny and the winds north to northwest.<br />

Bring binoculars, high expectations and arrive<br />

at the hawkwatch platform between 10am and<br />

4pm for the peak of the flight. Broad-wingeds<br />

will be mostly gone by October but big burly<br />

Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks follow<br />

and the feisty Sharp-shinned Hawk dominates<br />

the sky in October. Bald Eagles, too.<br />

Autumn migration through Cape May is<br />

one of the planet’s greatest natural spectacles.<br />

It’s free and limited to a three-month window.<br />

By December, the birds are mostly gone.<br />

Broad-wingeds migrate so early because it<br />

ensures birds of strong and abundant thermals<br />

while the sun remains high in the sky.<br />

During the midday hours, the hawks are flying<br />

so high, they are often invisible to the unaided<br />

eye, particularly when the swirling kettles<br />

reach their altitudinal peak. Birds stream out<br />

in search of the next thermal which is often<br />

pinpointed by birds swirling ahead. Migrating<br />

all at once assures Broad-wingeds that there<br />

will be a number of scouts out ahead pinpointing<br />

the best thermals. This teamwork<br />

eliminates the need for flock members to fan<br />

out and seek the columns of rising air by trial<br />

and error. Traveling an average of 69 miles<br />

per day, it doesn’t take the birds long to travel<br />

the 4,350-mile route to wintering grounds in<br />

Central and South America.<br />

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NJ Monthly Best of the Best 2022<br />

9/30: Cape May<br />

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9/30: Cape May Oktoberfest On Jackson Street<br />

Sara, Dennis<br />

Tim, Lisa Tara, Lisa Kevin, Lanie<br />

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9/30: Cape May Oktoberfest On Jackson Street<br />

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We’ve all watched a movie or TV<br />

show where you’re compelled<br />

to call out to a character, “No,<br />

don’t do that!” Movies, like life,<br />

are filled with choices that can<br />

change the storyline in a heartbeat. There are<br />

some shows that put you in charge of those<br />

pivotal choices in the plot and change the outcome<br />

of the story! But do these shows work?<br />

The latest such show to appear on Netflix<br />

is Choose Love. Released a month ago, it follows<br />

a woman named Cami, played by Laura<br />

Marano, who has three love interests. She<br />

is currently “taking a break” from the first,<br />

another is seemingly a professional protester,<br />

and the third is a rockstar... like, literally.<br />

In these shows, you’re given prompts to<br />

move the storyline how you see fit. Should she<br />

call this guy or that one? Depending on your<br />

choices, the story takes far different twists.<br />

Sounds interesting, right? Or is it a glorified<br />

video game — or even a take on the classic<br />

game Clue? Remember that one (Colonel<br />

Mustard used a knife in the study)? It’s less<br />

The Movie Column<br />

By arts columnist Tom Sims<br />

random than that, but there are still a lot of<br />

choices. Choose Love has six different endings.<br />

Netflix has created dozens of these shows<br />

— mostly animated (those surely feel like<br />

video games). Netflix’s whole lineup here is<br />

being developed so they can eventually present<br />

actual video games.<br />

Choose Love doesn’t feel like a video game<br />

necessarily, but like an academic exercise.<br />

Sometimes, “Select A or B” format videos<br />

teach HR or workflow concepts.<br />

Not sure I would spend my time watching<br />

interactive movies. And on a list of about 30<br />

or so interactive shows on Netflix, Choose Love<br />

fell right outside of the top 10. It got a respectable<br />

audience score but a splat from critics on<br />

Rotten Tomatoes. Its interactiveness apparently<br />

gives audiences more than critics are<br />

willing to overlook.<br />

I’m thankful the Hollywood writer’s strike<br />

is over. I don’t want to make these decisions.<br />

Let the writers decide. If I want to influence<br />

the outcome of an experience, I’d visit the<br />

Escape May Escape Room in Rio Grande or<br />

Escape Room Cape May in Villas. Here are<br />

places where your team gets out of precarious<br />

situations with brains and teamwork.<br />

On another note, visit my podcast at<br />

flixyoumissed.com to learn about how the<br />

Oscar plaque won by Hattie McDaniel was<br />

restored last Sunday after decades of being<br />

lost. She was the first African American to<br />

win an Oscar for her work in Gone with the<br />

Wind (1939).<br />

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Falling for a book<br />

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7. Coors Light<br />

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12. Samuel Adams<br />

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9/30: Cape May Oktoberfest On Jackson Street<br />

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9/20: Around The Town At David Douglass Sr Memorial Park<br />

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9/19: Around The Town At Behr Brewing<br />

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The Activity Column<br />

Catherine Dugan’s guide to getting out there... this week, celebrate the season with pumpkins!<br />

kin, Martha Stewart suggests microwaving the<br />

pumpkin before peeling and carving into cubes<br />

or pureeing. Then, you can use the pumpkin in<br />

stews and soups. Stir a spoonful into your morning<br />

smoothie, into tomato sauce, or even into<br />

macaroni and cheese to add nutrients. Rinse the<br />

seeds, toss them with oil and salt and roast them<br />

for a snack that provides magnesium. Or treat<br />

yourself to a homemade pumpkin pie.<br />

Pumpkins may be the stars of the fall pro-<br />

This time of year, school children learn<br />

that the Native Americans taught the<br />

Pilgrims the “three sisters” method of<br />

planting crops. Corn, beans and squash<br />

grow better together. The corn is planted<br />

first, and, as the “older sister,” corn provides<br />

support for the beans, which grow up through<br />

the leaves of the squash to pull nitrogen from the<br />

air. The prickly leaves of the squash help keep<br />

pests away while shading the roots. This method<br />

requires paying attention to the environment<br />

— you plant the corn when the Canada geese<br />

return, and after harvest, mix the decaying stalks<br />

back into the soil to keep it healthy for next year.<br />

While modern practitioners of the three<br />

sisters method may use zucchini, the Native<br />

Americans likely used acorn squash and pumpkins.<br />

Pumpkins were an important part of the<br />

Native American diet — they added the flowers<br />

to soups, ate the pulp boiled or roasted, snacked<br />

on the seeds, and dried the flesh to use as flour.<br />

Their pumpkins were likely sugar pumpkins<br />

rather than the large field pumpkins we use<br />

to decorate. If you’d like to cook with pumpduce<br />

stand, but cabbage, kale, and parsnips are<br />

peaking right about now. At Rea’s Farm, 4th and<br />

Bayshore Road in West Cape May, you can find<br />

hayrides and a corn maze, along with pumpkins<br />

and other fall produce. The New Jersey Farmers<br />

Cooperative at Legates Farm Market, 3400<br />

Bayshore Road, offers mums along with pumpkins<br />

and other produce daily from 9am to 5pm.<br />

West Cape May celebrates the Cape Island’s<br />

agricultural history with the Lima Bean Festival<br />

on October 7 from 9am to 4pm in the borough’s<br />

Backyard Park. Beach Plum Farm offers a chance<br />

to do yoga amid the crops or tour the farm —<br />

visit beachplumfarmcapemay.com for more.<br />

Historic Cold Spring Village will celebrate<br />

pumpkins with a Pumpkin Festival on October<br />

14 from 10 am to 4pm. The Village will further<br />

celebrate the harvest with the Autumn Affair,<br />

on November 4, a chance to dress up in your<br />

fall finery. The Grange Restaurant will wrap<br />

up the village’s 50th season with heavy hors<br />

d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and sweet treats. Tickets<br />

are $50 each. Visit Historic Cold Spring Village’s<br />

Facebook page for more.<br />

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9/21: Around The Town At Fine Fellows<br />

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9/22: Around The Town At Westside Market<br />

Scott, Diane<br />

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9/21: Around 6:30pm At The Howard Street Ramble At The Chalfonte<br />

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9/21: Around 6:30pm At The Howard Street Ramble At The Chalfonte<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

Jane, John<br />

John, Rob, Eileen<br />

Rosanne, Kristine<br />

Karen, Julie, Bill, Wayne<br />

Ross, Ian, Lauren and Jaymes<br />

Sherry, Nick, Tracey, Rob<br />

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9/21: Around 6:30pm At The Howard Street Ramble At The Chalfonte<br />

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support the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation. La Mer is excited to be the host hotel<br />

again and invites you to visit Cape May this Halloween weekend. Come out and have<br />

some fun with live entertainment, food trucks, spooky tricks & childrens’ activities!<br />

Race registration can be booked through the Cape May Hallowed Half Marathon website.<br />

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9/21: Around 6:30pm At The Howard Street Ramble At The Chalfonte<br />

Lora, Ross Alan, Michelle Courtney, Holly<br />

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The Answer Lady invites inquiries from<br />

gentle readers on all manner of relationship<br />

quandaries, matters of the<br />

heart and ethics. If you’d like to send<br />

a query, write to info@exitzero.us. Or,<br />

simply sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee and contemplate<br />

the wisdom herein.<br />

Dear Answer Lady<br />

I moved home from college last May, spent<br />

my summer down here, like I have since high<br />

school, but this is the first year that I won’t<br />

be leaving. I’m concerned for the off-season<br />

because I don’t have many friends and just<br />

don’t have things to do down here, besides<br />

work. I’m concerned I’ll be alone like I was back<br />

in high school. I can handle work, fall flings,<br />

and adulting in general, but winter dreads and<br />

drips and it scares me. Any suggestions for<br />

how to kill time? — Concerned<br />

Dear Concerned<br />

No need to be concerned. It’s true that this<br />

time of year is a bit quiet, but there’s always<br />

football on Sunday. Exit Zero Filling Station,<br />

Mud Hen and the Ugly Mug offer plenty of<br />

The Answer Lady<br />

Wise answers to perplexing questions<br />

football specials. The music scene kicks in<br />

come February. There’s entertainment most<br />

nights at the Mad Batter, 5 West Pub and the<br />

Brown Room. And Cape May has tons of<br />

non-profits. Get involved. The Nature Center,<br />

Cape May MAC, the Food Closet and Family<br />

Promise are always looking for new folk. If<br />

you’re political, the City Council meets the<br />

first and third Tuesday of the month — always<br />

good for a hoot.<br />

Dear Answer Lady<br />

My mother gifted my five-year-old<br />

daughter a Gucci bag for her birthday. I’m<br />

furious. I’ve never embraced my mother’s<br />

obsessive need to buy upscale. I do not want<br />

my daughter buying into that superficial and<br />

shallow pretentiousness, but I don’t want to<br />

start a war. Of course, my daughter loves the<br />

thing. Her name is Gina and she thinks the Gs<br />

on the bag were made for her. What to do? —<br />

Plain and Simple<br />

Dear Plain<br />

Nothing regarding one’s mother is ever<br />

simple. Your daughter is five, so she’ll find<br />

another distraction in a day or two. At worst,<br />

a week. Your job as her mother is to reinforce<br />

your standards and ethics without being<br />

heavy handed or judgmental. Having nice<br />

things is not wrong unless those things are<br />

used to make other people feel bad. Take your<br />

daughter to Whale’s Tale’s children’s section<br />

and help her pick a toy based, for example, on<br />

the environment. They have much to choose<br />

from that reminds us of what is important.<br />

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9/21: Around 6:30pm At The Howard Street Ramble At The Chalfonte<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

Diana, Nicole, Bill<br />

Susan, Michael, Mark<br />

Gary, Peter, Mike, Mark<br />

Chelsea, ZachRosie, Toni<br />

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9/23: Logan Smith’s Baby Shower<br />

At La Mer Beachfront Resort<br />

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YOUR DONATIONS AT WORK:<br />

MUSEUM WILL CLOSE FOR EXTENDED PERIOD<br />

OF TIME FOR ROOF REPLACEMENT ON 10/9<br />

Samantha, Erica<br />

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Liz, Gabrielle<br />

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9/23: Logan Smith’s Baby Shower<br />

At La Mer Beachfront Resort<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

Cape May MAC’S 11th<br />

Annual Lessons of History<br />

Distinguished Lecture Series<br />

Chef Les Bender, Dawn, Michelle<br />

“Alexander Hamilton:<br />

The Man, The Myth, The Musical”<br />

The life and legacy of Founding Father Alexander<br />

Hamilton—from historic truth to musical<br />

interpretation, and the role he played in shaping<br />

New Jersey as we know it today.<br />

Rayanna, Rebecca, Lori, Laurie<br />

Presented by Dr. Robert Watson, award-winning<br />

author, professor, historian, and analyst who has<br />

contributed to The New York Times, NPR, The<br />

Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the BBC, and more.<br />

Sunday, October 8, 2023, 5PM<br />

Cape May Convention Hall<br />

Tickets are limited. Advance reservations strongly<br />

recommended. Scan here for more information<br />

Kori, Morgan, Grandma Smith, Dawn, Hope<br />

or reach us at (609) 884-5404<br />

CAPEMAYMAC.ORG<br />

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Make the Switch!<br />

The Right Bank. Right Now.<br />

Sturdy Savings Bank is Here to Stay<br />

in Cape May!<br />

You’re not just switching banks, you’re joining<br />

the local leader in community banking.<br />

Stop by our Cape May Branch<br />

at 701 Washington Street and open an account today!<br />

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(609) 898-1213 • sturdyonline.com<br />

Helping YOU<br />

Take the Next Step<br />

Chris and his team are the financial<br />

advisors you know and trust, with<br />

the experience to help maximize your<br />

potential in building, managing, and<br />

preserving your wealth.<br />

“Whether I am working with<br />

clients or volunteering as a Naval<br />

Air Station Wildwood Board<br />

Member, I am fully invested in our<br />

community.”<br />

- Christopher J. Shoemaker, AIF®<br />

Vice President and Program Manager, SFS<br />

Private Wealth Advisor, RJFS<br />

INVESTMENTS • WEALTH MANAGEMENT • BUSINESS OWNER SOLUTIONS<br />

INCOME & RETIREMENT PLANNING • LIFE INSURANCE & ANNUITIES<br />

609-463-1062 • Chris.Shoemaker@Sturdyfinancial.com<br />

103 N. Main Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210<br />

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Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC and are not insured by bank insurance, the FDIC or any other<br />

government agency, are not deposits or obligations of the bank, are not guaranteed by the bank, and are subject to risks, including the possible loss of principal.<br />

Investment advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Sturdy Financial Services and Sturdy Savings Bank are not<br />

registered broker/dealers and are independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Raymond James is not affiliated with the Naval Air Station Wildwood.<br />

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9/23: Logan Smith’s Baby Shower<br />

At La Mer Beachfront Resort<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

Robert Panaccio, VMD<br />

Robert Moffatt, VMD<br />

Nancy Reilly, VMD<br />

Patricia J. Link, DVM<br />

Diana, Danielle, Lennon<br />

694 Petticoat Creek Lane, Cape May<br />

609-884-1729<br />

capemayvet.com<br />

hours by appointment<br />

MAKING TECHNOLOGY<br />

JUST WORK!<br />

Tori, Kate, Charley<br />

Taylor, Dom, Maddie<br />

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9/23: Logan Smith’s Baby Shower At La Mer Beachfront Resort<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

Sam, Julie, Linda, Logan, Luciana, Shae, Denise<br />

Anne, Shirley, Sue<br />

Jennifer, Lyndsey, Marylyn<br />

Mom mom, Liz, Darlene<br />

Jenna, Gianna, Sydney, Jen<br />

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal<br />

Three beautiful dogs from the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center... call 609-465-8923<br />

COOPER is an energetic boy who loves to<br />

splash around in the pool. He has excellent<br />

leash skills and is a people-pleaser. Cooper<br />

lived with children previously, but needs to<br />

be the only pet in his new home. He is cratetrained<br />

which will help with his transition. He<br />

is also up to date on all vaccinations, neutered<br />

and housetrained.<br />

ZEKE is a one-and-a-half-year-old boy who<br />

came to the shelter when his owner could no<br />

longer care for him. He is a happy pup who<br />

loves attention. Zeke is learning proper leash<br />

manners and enjoys his brisk walks. He also<br />

loves car rides and is crate trained. Zeke would<br />

make a wonderful companion for a family with<br />

older children.<br />

CHIEF is a happy, young dog who came to the<br />

shelter as a stray. He loves being with people<br />

and playing in the yard. Chief has excellent<br />

leash manners and loves to explore his surroundings.<br />

He is dog friendly, but selective<br />

with cats. Chief is housetrained and due to<br />

his large size, he would do well in a home with<br />

older children.<br />

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Fall in Love<br />

with your home again<br />

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DEPOSITS • LOANS • WEALTH MANAGEMENT<br />

Banking is what we do · Community is who we are<br />

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www.crestsavings.bank • 609.522.5115


Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal<br />

Four beautiful cats from the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center... call 609-465-8923<br />

FAYE is a shy, but sweet, girl who came to the<br />

shelter after she was abandoned along with<br />

her mother. It may take a little bit of time, but<br />

if you start petting her, she’ll warm right up.<br />

Faye would be good in a home with other cats,<br />

but prefers a home without dogs or children. If<br />

interested in bringing this girl into your home,<br />

contact the shelter.<br />

KITTY AND MOONLIGHT are a nine-yearold<br />

female and six-year-old male respectively.<br />

These two are sweet indoor cats who would do<br />

well in a home with well-behaved dogs and<br />

animal-friendly children. Kitty and Moonlight<br />

are tightly bonded and they’re unfortunately<br />

not adjusting to the shelter well. Open your<br />

heart to these two beauties.<br />

GUS-GUS is a four-year-old boy who came<br />

from a hoarder house. He was kept in a dog<br />

rate in the basement of his previous home<br />

and unfortunately has poor vision. Gus-Gus<br />

is a shy and scared boy, but not aggressive. A<br />

home with no dogs or children is preferable,<br />

but he would do well with other cats. If interested<br />

in this true RESCUE, contact the shelter.<br />

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Continuing a 90-Year Tradition of Serving<br />

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The Chris Clemans Group has partnered with<br />

Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty.<br />

OUR BRAND, YOUR ADVANTAGE!<br />

Nothing compares to what’s next - Chris Clemans and her group of exceptional agents have<br />

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continues to grow while we curate the most seamless real estate experience for clients.<br />

Office Locations<br />

1159 Washington Street<br />

Cape May<br />

2821 Dune Drive<br />

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231 96th Street<br />

Stone Harbor<br />

33 42nd Street<br />

Sea Isle City<br />

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PROPERTY PAGES<br />

603 DIAS CREEK ROAD, CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE<br />

Four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on a 115 x 298 corner lot<br />

with an in-ground pool. The home offers a living room with a<br />

gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances<br />

including a double oven, wine refrigerator, gas stove, laundry<br />

room with washer, dryer, and a full-size freezer. There is a den<br />

and a bedroom on the first floor, with a bonus room for many<br />

potential uses. All bedrooms feature custom black-out shades.<br />

Features include central air, natural gas and the septic system<br />

was replaced 3 years ago. Upstairs is the master bedroom, an<br />

unfinished bathroom, two additional bedrooms, and an oversized<br />

full bathroom. The hot tub room and the hot tub are being<br />

conveyed as is condition. The hot tub currently does not work.<br />

This room is currently being used as storage. There are solar panels<br />

that will be transferred to buyers at the time of closing. Solar<br />

monthly payment only $125. The fiberglass 10’ x 30’ in-ground<br />

swimming pool is completely fenced in. Asking Price: $619,000.<br />

Contact Deborah A. Colubiale of deSatnick Real Estate at 609-408-3679.<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 65


Where Did EZ Go On Vacation!<br />

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Trash Removal<br />

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House Cleaning<br />

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Personal Errands & More!<br />

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9/15: Surfing Around<br />

The Cove Around 4pm<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 67


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941 COLUMBIA AVENUE • CAPE MAY • 609-884-5005


BARBARA McPHERSON<br />

Realtor Sales Associate<br />

Serving Clients<br />

for 25 Years:<br />

Buying, Selling<br />

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2017, 2018,2019,2020 & 2021<br />

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Realtor Sales Associate<br />

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New Jersey State Realtors®<br />

2020 Circle of Excellence Sales Award Bronze<br />

2021 Circle of Excellence Sales Award Silver<br />

SARAH ASHLEY SMITH<br />

Realtor Sales Associate<br />

609-554-0936<br />

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Inquire with the Sundstrom Team for rates!<br />

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Realtor Sales Associate<br />

Seller<br />

Representative<br />

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Accredited Buyers<br />

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UNDER CONTRACT IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS!<br />

BOB HARTMAN JR<br />

Realtor Sales Associate<br />

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BobHartmanJr@CoastlineRealty.com<br />

Contact me for all your sales<br />

and rental needs!<br />

709 STONE HARBOR BOULEVARD<br />

805 Pittsburgh, Unit 106, Cape May<br />

Asking $835,000.<br />

Build your dream home on this WATERFRONT vacant lot<br />

nestled directly between Stone Harbor and Cape May Court<br />

House. The lot is 50x70 with newly installed sea wall which<br />

backs up to the Stone Harbor Canal. Potential for an 8x11<br />

pier with a walkway. Asking price $295,000.<br />

Search online @ CoastlineRealty.com<br />

CAROL A. MENZ Broker/Owner gri, sres, crs, abr, sfr, rsps<br />

NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Award® Platinum 2015-2022<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 69


9/15: Surfing Around The Cove Around 4pm<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER PRINTS, PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO@EXITZERO.COM<br />

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9/15: Surfing Around The Cove Around 4pm<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER PRINTS, PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO@EXITZERO.COM<br />

October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 71


9/15: Surfing Around The Cove Around 4pm<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER PRINTS, PLEASE EMAIL PHOTO@EXITZERO.COM<br />

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BUYING & SELLING<br />

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9/15: Surfing Around<br />

The Cove Around 4pm<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV<br />

JUST LISTED!<br />

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October 5, 2023 EXIT ZERO Page 75


JCR has a new website just for you!<br />

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Dolores Lanzalotti, Broker/Owner<br />

739 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204 Info@JerseyCapeRealty.com<br />

www.JerseyCapeRealty.com 609-884-5800


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Turnkey Beachfront Business<br />

Amazing opportunity to have your own<br />

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4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths - $2,599,999<br />

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parking and easy pool access.<br />

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The Exit Zero Crossword<br />

The theme is beer... compiled by Nicole James<br />

1 2 3<br />

4<br />

5 6 7<br />

8 9<br />

10<br />

11 12<br />

13<br />

14<br />

15<br />

16 17<br />

18<br />

19 20<br />

ACROSS<br />

2. Six down has this beer in<br />

orange and mango. (7,2)<br />

8. A beer from six down and<br />

a festival held in Munich,<br />

Germany. (11)<br />

10. Clydesdales are worldfamous<br />

reps of this beer<br />

company. (9)<br />

11. Blue ribbon beer. (5)<br />

14. Keep your beer cold with one<br />

of these sleeves. (6)<br />

15. Enjoy Summer Shandy from<br />

this Wisconsin Brewery. (11)<br />

16. Enjoy this beer with a lime.<br />

(6)<br />

18. “The Original Lite Beer.”<br />

(6,4)<br />

19. Barn brewery where you’ll<br />

enjoy a Not Ye Grandpappy’s<br />

Sarsaparilla. (4,6)<br />

20. Key ingredient in adding<br />

bitterness, flavor and stability in<br />

beer. (4)<br />

DOWN<br />

1. Popular Belgian style witbier<br />

often served with a orange slice.<br />

(4,4)<br />

2. Pack the beers in this for a big<br />

game or for the beach. (6)<br />

3. Irish dry stout that originated<br />

in Dublin, Ireland. (8)<br />

4. “Keep it small and keep it<br />

weird.” (5)<br />

5. Brewery on Seashore Road<br />

who partnered with Exit Zero to<br />

create EZ Livin’. (4,7)<br />

6. Enjoy Mop Water and Coastal<br />

Evacuation at this local spot.<br />

(4,3,7)<br />

7. Made to chill and as cold as<br />

the Rockies. (5,5)<br />

9. Wildwood brewpub. (6)<br />

12. He was a Founding Father of<br />

the United States. (6,5)<br />

13. Oldest operating brewing<br />

company from Pottsville, PA. (9)<br />

17. If you want a draft beer you’ll<br />

ask “what’s __ ___?” (2,3)<br />

SOLUTIONS ON PAGE 39<br />

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