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South Jersey native Nick Pituk has traveled the world as a trainer with famed troupe Cirque du Soleil.
More than 30 years after The Mad Batter ushered in a new era of dining in Cape May, this charming Victorian shore town—designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976—remains one of the state’s top culinary destinations. As any fan of Cape May will tell you, finding a good meal here is never a problem. The hard part is deciding where to have it.
While you can certainly find the typical stuffed-flounder-and-fries Shore fare in Cape May, this gastronomical hot spot boasts more than a dozen h...
Despite the hardship—she was also working full-time as a casino dealer, often juggling cooking classes and her overnight shift on four hours of sleep—Savage says that she knew immediately “there was no turning back. The smell, the feel, the environment—I was hooked.” Winning a four-month scholarship to study cooking in Turin, Italy, sealed her fate. “I was hungry for knowledge, and these were some of the finest chefs in Italy,” says the 47-year-old Bergenfield native.
Savage learned some kitc...
Travel story: First-time river cruise down the Danube with Viking won't be the last.
For as many times as I’d visited island destinations over the years, I’d always shied away from all-inclusive resorts, imagining long buffet lines, crowded swimming pools and watered-down drinks. Even when I heard rave reviews, I never seriously considered going the “full-package” route.
But after floating the idea of a mid-winter getaway to a group of longtime friends to celebrate/escape a “milestone” birthday – mine – I found myself surprised when my Google search ultimately led me to an al...
Feature on new Leonard Bernstein exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
South Jersey Scene, weekend entertainment cover story, January 2018: Scottish Rite concert series with quotes from Genesis alum Steve Hackett, and Get the Led Out's Paul Sinclair.
NJ.com, 9/2016: Travel feature on New York State's Hudson River Valley.
NJ.com/South Jersey Times: Alabama's Gulf Coast, January 4, 2015