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Cousins Maine Lobster at the Morgan Street Food Hall

Visiting Cousins Maine Lobster at the Morgan Street Food Hall was a high priority for us on our last trip to Raleigh. Between Cousins Maine Lobster and Makus Empanadas, we figured we would be enjoying a delicious lunch. And we were so right. Steve and I had wanted to...

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Makus Empanadas at the Morgan Street Food Hall

On a recent trip to Raleigh, NC we visited Makus Empanadas at the Morgan Street Food Hall to try their fabulous empanadas. We had been wanting to check out the Morgan Street Food Hall for quite some time. But having connected with the owners on Instagram gave us the...

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Dickey’s BBQ Pit Cary NC

Dickey’s BBQ Pit Cary NC is just one location of a family-owned American barbecue restaurant chain based in Dallas, Texas. Dickey's BBQ Pit is really a true American success story. Way back in 1941, Travis Dickey established the restaurant which has now become the...

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Raleigh Farmers Market

Even though winters are cold the Raleigh Farmers Market is open year round! We love exploring farmers markets where ever we go. And the Raleigh Farmers Market, which is one of four Farmers Markets owned by the state of North Carolina and operated by the North Carolina...

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Chef José Garces’ Amada Offers Tapas at its Best

Chef José Garces' Amada offers tapas at its best at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City NJ. Steve and I love dining tapas style. Most often when we go out to dinner we order several appetizers or small plates. Sometimes we order an entrée to share and sometimes...

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Chef Vola’s in Atlantic City NJ Never Disappoints

Chef Vola's in Atlantic City NJ never disappoints us. Not ever! And we have been dining there for almost 50 years. Chef Vola's in Atlantic City is one of those hidden gems that draws us back time and time again. The little red sauce Italian restaurant in the basement...

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Historic Smithville NJ

Historic Smithville NJ started as a simple stagecoach stop and has developed into an amazing way to spend a day, or even two. If you meander along the cobblestone walkways you will pass 60 shops with that hometown feel. You will cross footbridges and discover a...

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Another Great Meal at Steve and Cookie’s in Margate NJ

Once again we enjoyed another great meal at Steve and Cookie's in Margate NJ. It has become a tradition for Brian, Eve, Steve and I to dine at Steve and Cookie's every time we visit the Jersey shore. When a restaurant is as consistently good as Steve and Cookie's it...

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Crustless Key Lime Cheesecake

Yummy Crustless Key Lime Cheesecake is from the soon to be released book The Diabetes Cookbook for Electric Pressure Cookers. I received a review copy of Shelby Kinnard's and Simone Harounian's new book on "instant healthy meals for managing diabetes" last week and...

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Fun Things at the Jersey Shore

Take it from someone who grew up spending summers in Ventnor there are lots of fun things at the Jersey Shore! From the time I was born, I spent my summers at the Jersey Shore. Back in those days Atlantic City and the rest of the small towns on Absecon Island were...

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Balić Winery in Mays Landing, New Jersey

On our drive back from the Cape May County Zoo we drove past several signs for Balić Winery in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Since we had already detoured for a walk on the Wildwood boardwalk we decided to visit the Balić Winery another day. We were hungry and Jo Jo's...

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Jo Jo’s Pizza Galloway, New Jersey

If you are like us you have certain places you must eat at every time you visit an area. Jo Jo's Pizza Galloway, New Jersey is one of those places for us. We just can't travel to Atlantic City without making the short drive to Jo Jo's Pizza for their fabulous...

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Cape May County Zoo

The Cape May County Zoo in Cape May Court House, New Jersey was a revelation of the most delightful sort! Steve and I both grew up spending our summers at the Jersey Shore but somehow neither of us had any idea that this zoo existed. While still living up North we...

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Navy SEAL Museum on N. Hutchinson Island Florida

As we passed the Navy SEAL Museum on N. Hutchinson Island Florida on our way to the Mellon Patch Inn we noticed that it was only a couple of blocks before the Inn. Since Steve had been in the Navy he really wanted to explore this attraction. We have passed by the Navy...

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12A Buoy For Great Casual Dining in Ft. Pierce Florida

For our second night staying at the Mellon Patch Inn on N. Hutchinson Island, Florida Chris advised us to go to 12A Buoy for great casual dining in Ft. Pierce Florida at Fisherman's Wharf. Fisherman's Wharf is a complex of several restaurants and bars for seaside...

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Vilano 5th Wheel by Vanleigh

The Vilano 5th Wheel by Vanleigh is almost the perfect RV for us. Except for one thing. It is not a Class A! So I know I have told you that we have been back and forth trying to decide between a 5th Wheel and a Class A. And honestly at this point we have decided that...

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Harbor Cove Bar and Grill in Ft. Pierce Florida

Harbor Cove Bar and Grill in Ft. Pierce Florida was the immediate response we got from Chris, the owner of the Mellon Patch Inn on N. Hutchinson Island Florida when we asked about waterfront dining. And with it being only a 5 minute drive we immediately called for...

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Mellon Patch Inn on N. Hutchinson Island Florida

It is so fabulous to have a place nearby for a weekend getaway like the Mellon Patch Inn on N. Hutchinson Island Florida! For us it is only an hour drive up the Florida Turnpike. So we were happy to have the excuse of Steve's birthday to head up to the Mellon Patch...

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The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus

Every once in a while you hear about something so smart or so clever that you say to yourself "Why didn't I think of that?" That what happened to me when I read about Jennifer Cook with The Foodie Bus and The Help Bus. Honestly my very first thought was that Jennifer...

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Red Chile Short Rib Tacos

Originally published on Food and Fond Memories on August 9, 2011 by sandyaxelrod 4 Comments (Edit) When I transferred all of my old posts to this new blog I remembered how delicious these Red Chile Short Rib Tacos were and had to share this with you again. And for...

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