On our way to run in the April Fool Race in Atlantic City, Bridget and I incorporated a stop at Harpoon Willy’s Saturday afternoon for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week‘s Burgers, Bloodies and Brews. It. Was. Awesome. It smelled delicious the second we stepped out of the car. The atmosphere inside was very festive; everyone seemed to be having a great time. We ordered up our bloody mary’s while we waited for our two top to be ready. I always love to see what bartenders use to garnish bloodies with and the 3 giant olives and lemon wedge were no disappointment.
Once seated, our hungry eyes stared at the burger menu unable to decide which delicious choice to actually eat. I went with the Crabby Burger which is pictured at left. It consisted of a gi-normous burger topped with a crab cake and a creamy sauce (I forgot what exactly it was.). Bridget went with the gi-normous burger topped with pineapple, bacon and I think honey mustard. We both cleaned our plates and completely stuffed ourselves. The only bummer is that I missed seeing Jennifer Flynn, I have no idea how I missed her!
There are number of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week events coming up this week:
On Monday, April 4th, The Barclay Hotel in Belmar hosts “The Dream Dinner”. Executive Chefs from Brandl, David Burke Fromagerie, Doris & Ed’s and Shipwreck Grill each prepare a course and pair them with wines. **Tickets Required
Enjoy “Shellfish and Chardonnay” all day Wednesday, the 6th at Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant in Long Branch. $5 chardonnay, $1 shrimp and oysters, .50 clams.
“Get to the Point” on Saturday, April 9th at The Elks in Point Pleasant. Beat the winter blues with BBQ and Microbrews. Food courtesy of Prime Market. Live music by RetroJunk.
Restaurant Week ends with “Sunday Soiree-A Taste of St. Tropez” on the ocean in Long Branch at Avenue. Sample delicious Mediterranean foods and wines. Live music Participating restaurants, Special Event details and ticket purchase available atwww.jerseyshorerestaurantweek.com. Contact Jim Flynn via email or at 732-859-5643. Some of the special events will require ticket purchase be sure to check out the site for more information.
Four our Comfort Inn Middletown guests, I’ve created a map for the local restaurants participating in Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. The link will open in Google Maps.
Did you attend any of the restaurant week festivities that have happened so far? What are your thoughts? Leave me a note in the comments below.