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Joey Tomatoes Pizza: A Boardwalk Hit For All Ages

Joey Tomatoes Pizza in Pt. Pleasant
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By Rohan:

There are countless aspects of Point Pleasant, New Jersey that make us to want to come back every year. Maybe it’s the thrilling boardwalk rides or the fun but fierce games of mini golf. Wait, scratch that–it’s enjoying time with family and friends on the Jersey shore, while chomping on delicious thin crust pizza at Joey Tomatoes.

Joey Tomatoes is located in a charming yellow building and is the mix between a sports bar and your neighborhood pizzeria. With pies made to order or slices ready to hit the beach, Joey’s gives you plenty of ways to enjoy their always fresh pies. One of the main reasons why we return to Joey’s every time we’re at the shore is simply their exceptional service. You are welcomed with a smile and served by some of the nicest people on the boardwalk. The passion the cooks have for their pizza is endearing and it shows in how delicious each pie tastes when it comes out of the oven straight to your table. Whether you enjoy tons of toppings or prefer just cheese and basil, Joey Tomatoes knows how to bring New York-style pizza to one of New Jersey’s favorite beaches.

In the real estate world, location is everything, and Joey Tomatoes is perfectly situated on the Boardwalk adjacent to video arcades and fun houses. If you want to work up an appetite, challenge your family and friends to a pirate-themed mini golf course located ON TOP of the restaurant. This little perk makes Joey’s even more charming and keeps the kids entertained while you wait for your pizza to arrive.

The only real downside we see in Joey Tomatoes is that it is expensive. A pie will cost you 21 dollars, assuming you want plain cheese. However, we manage to work our way around it because when it comes to authentic New York pizza with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, Joey’s really can’t be beat.

Make sure to check out Joey Tomatoes at 300 Ocean Avenue in Point Pleasant, NJ.

Pigging Out…Jersey Style! The Blue Pig Tavern

Blue Pig Tavern, Jersey Shore

By Rohan:

The Jersey Shore has transformed from the land of Ferris Wheels and Funnel Cakes to Snooki and the Situation. It’s reputation has sunk to rock bottom thanks to endless reality shows and a bad media rep. However, there are parts of the shore that are quite redeeming and peaceful. If you prefer hopping from boardwalk to boardwalk, conquering everything that resembles a roller coaster in your sight, then you probably want something filling and energizing to fuel you up in the morning. Fear not, the Blue Pig Tavern in Cape May satisfies all your breakfast needs.

The Blue Pig is located inside the quaint Congress Hall Hotel. Step into the restaurant and you immediately feel like Goldilocks as you are seated in wooden benches in a room painted pink and baby blue. The decor in the restaurant provides its rustic charm. There are old antiques hung up everywhere ranging from tricycles dating back to 1930 to album covers. It’s no wonder why this place is always packed on summer mornings before beach-goers head out to soak up some sun and play in the waves.

We ordered the standard American breakfast. Buttermilk pancakes, English muffins, French Toast, and their “world famous” freshly squeezed orange juice. The pancakes were heavenly. They were light, fluffy, and packed full of flavor. If you’re willing to spend an extra buck or two, try them with fresh fruit, chocolate chips, or even nutella! It’s like eating dessert to power you for the rest of the day.

In the juice industry, the Blue Pig hits it home with some great freshly squeezed drinks. The orange-pineapple juice stole the show, blending two awesome flavors into a cup that made you feel like getting out there and playing an intense game of beach volleyball or attempting to sculpt Buckingham Palace out of sand.

For a restaurant with great ambiance and even better food, you would expect a hefty bill to come your way as soon as the table is cleared. However, this wasn’t the case. The meal was actually pretty affordable, a great bonus the restaurant has going for it.

If you are in the Cape May area, or love small beachside towns, make sure to check out the Blue Pig. Check out their website here:

http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/bluepigtavern/