Tuckerton Promotes Eateries During Restaurant Week

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Apr 03, 2019
Photo by: Pat Johnson Stewart’s on Route 9 in Tuckerton is celebrating 50 years.

Tuckerton is sporting Restaurant Week this spring from Saturday, April 27, to Sunday, May 5. Tuckerton Economic Development Chairman Jon Miller said there are 13 eateries within the borough’s compact 2.5 miles and all but one are participating in the week by offering special discounts or special menus.

The restaurants so far are: Kosta’s Greek Grill, Dockside Café, Tuckerton Beach Grille, Panini Bay, The Grapevine, Asian Wok, Dynasty Diner, Stewart’s Drive-In, Doyle’s Pour House, The Union Market, Lady Magpie’s Tea and Curiosities, and The Country Dog. This was the list as of March 31; the Tuckerton EDC meeting on April 2 was to refine the offerings and shore up the plan.

Dynasty Diner on Main Street has already decided it will offer a free select appetizer with the purchase of two meals valued at $15 and up each.The Grapevine will offer 10 percent off dinner entrees; Asian Wok offers $5 off the purchase of $30 or more; Tuckerton Beach Grille will give 10 percent off the entire check on selected days; Dockside Café offers 10 percent off check, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; Kosta’s Greek Grill will offer a three-course prix-fixe lunch ($13.19) or dinner ($26.19); Stewarts offers an ice cream float deal – buy one get one free and The Union Market offers 10 percent off dining with ad.

Lady Magpie’s Tea and Curiosities, managed by Phyllis and Grant Buford, is a tea room and gift shop in the Captain’s House at Tuckerton Seaport. Their Grand Opening is Saturday, May 4, with free scones and finger desserts, plus teas. It will be a chance to show off all the work the couple has done to get the parlor open for expanded dining. “We’ll also serve sparkling cider in champagne glasses to celebrate,” said Phyllis.

The expansion into the parlor will accommodate an additional 30 to 35 people. It will be decorated as an ice cream parlor and feature the artworks from a recent Women’s Suffragette exhibit. Phyllis has “Votes for Women” reproduction plates. “It’s a perfect fit because ladies were allowed to go to ice cream parlors and tea rooms unescorted by a man, and they were able to talk freely and start the suffragette movement,” she said.

Miller said the EDC members  Nadine Maddox, Rob Perotti, Tim Hart, Mayor Susan Marshall, Borough Councilman Ron Peterson and himself are very proud of their last effort to get a passenger ferry started between the borough and Beach Haven. The EDC partnered with Beach Haven, the Tuckerton Seaport and the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce to get it done. Now this second effort, the first-ever Restaurant Week in town, will again attract tourists to see “how much great stuff we have in Tuckerton,” he said. “Even local residents may not realize what we have.”

The event is “a fun and exciting, simple concept.”

“We only made one rule: we had to limit participation to restaurants in the borough,” said Miller. “It’s run by the town, for the town, to promote the little borough of Tuckerton.”

— Pat Johnson


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