Get your hair in a poof and head down to Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, running November 5 through November 13 at this year’s favorite destination. You won’t have time for GTL (gym, tan, laundry), but even The Situation would approve of taking a break from tending to his abs to indulge in this year’s fabulous fare. Participating restaurants will offer a three- course prix fixe lunch menu for $20.10 and a three-course dinner menu for $30.10.
Our dining recommendations include David Burke’s Fromagerie (26 Ridge Rd, Rumson, NJ 07760, 732-842-8088); Klein’s (Corner of Main St. & River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719; 732-681-1177; Raven & the Peach (740 River Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704; 732-747-4666; Avenue (23 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740; 732-759-2900; Gaetano’s (10 Wallace St, Red Bank, NJ 07701; 732-741-1321; and The Mill (101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762; 732-449-1800.
While you're there, get your mind out of the "Jersey Shore" TV gutter and be a Jersey Shore culinary tourist:
Asbury Trolley Tour: Start the party at The Berkeley Hotel at 6pm, where you will hop on a trolley and enjoy live music, cocktails, hor d’ouevres at Langosta Lounge and Trinity and The Pope. The night ends with a 3-course dinner and more cocktails at the Dauphin Grill.
The Great Jersey Shore Martini Contest: Rocket over to Jenkinson’s on the famous Point Pleasant Boardwalk, known for its nightlife scene and party atmosphere. Watch as area bartenders compete to create the perfect Tito’s Martini while enjoying martini tastings and food with a live band. November 11, 7-10pm
Burgers, Bloodies, and Brews: From 12-3pm on November 13, enjoy three types of burgers, three kinds of Bloody Marys, and three types of beer at a special price at Harpoon Willy’s in Manasquan.