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Reggina Gelato & Espresso Bar – Mullica Hill, NJ

Reggina Gelato & Espresso Bar – Mullica Hill, NJ

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What a find and gem this little off the beaten path gelato and espresso bar is. If you blink, you will miss it and hard to see off the road. For an easier way to find them, they are located right next door to William Heritage Winery. Reggina had REALLY good Madagascar Vanilla Bean gelato. They also have all sorts of tasty Italian treats for sale there too so I decided to have a few ricotta cookies. The service was TOP NOTCH and super friendly. My only regret is I wish they were closer to where I live as I would visit them daily for a wonderful dessert or treat.

Bud and Marilyn’s – Philadelphia, PA

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When Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine said on Small Bites Radio that Chef Marcie Turney‏ is one of Philadelphia’s best chefs, I finally took notice. The name was familiar, and I was aware of the restaurant group that Chef Marcie and her partner Valerie Safran ran, and who knows why, but I had never been to one of them. Well I should be ashamed of myself. I like to call myself a foodie, and was missing a big portion of why Philadelphia is receiving so many accolades nationally due to our wonderful restaurant scene with Chef Marcie being one of the driving forces and reasons why.

I decided that my birthday would be a good excuse to make my first visit to one of Chef Marcie’s restaurants. If she is indeed that talented, then why not go during a time that should be celebrated and special. Well I can honestly say, she and her team did not disappoint in the least. The choice was made to dine at Bud and Marilyn’s. It was the chosen destination since I would have my 6 year old son join us, and the menu looked approachable for all palates. As soon as we stepped inside and saw multiple families dining there, I knew things were off to a good start.

From start to finish it was an impeccable experience at Bud and Marilyn’s. The décor is simple and tasteful. The service was flawless. The drinks were strong and mixed to perfection. The food was amazing, and dessert delectable. I can’t say enough of how much fun and how wonderful the meal was. Now don’t get me wrong, Bud and Marilyn’s will not be for everyone. We had American comfort food at its finest, and this type of cuisine is not for everyone. Chef Marcie does this style well, and I am now intrigued to try her other restaurants to sample her versions of Italian, Mexican, and Mediterranean. Give them try, and maybe you will become a fan of Chef Marcie like me and Chef Robert Irvine.

Below is what I had:
Warm Pretzel Rolls, Thai Style Mussels, Fried Cheese Curds, Soft Shell Crabs, Fried Chicken, and Funfetti Cake. They were ALL delicious as could be!

Tony Luke’s Old Philly Style Sandwiches – 39 E Oregon Ave Philadelphia, PA

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Tony Luke’s Old Philly Style Sandwiches  – 39 E Oregon Ave  Philadelphia, PA

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Yep that’s right, a cheesesteak wit wiz and fried onions. Yummy 🙂

Celebre’s Pizzeria – Philadelphia, PA

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Celebre’s Pizzeria – Philadelphia, PA

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Situated near the stadiums, this is a perfect spot to grab a nice bit to eat dining in or take out for tailgating parties. Pictured is the Spimato Pizza, a white pizza with spinach and plum tomatoes and seasoning. It was really good!

Myrtle Beach Eats 2019

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Myrtle Beach Eats 2019

Vietnam House Restaurant – Myrtle Beach, SC

Informal Pan-Asian eatery doling out familiar Chinese & Vietnamese eats in unadorned surrounds. Everything was tasty and service was friendly. I had the fresh spring rolls and shrimp fried rice noodles.

Maggi D’s – Myrtle Beach, SC

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This is a homey eatery serving straightforward Italian dishes. The bread makes a good sandwich, and their bread is good. I had the Frank “The Bodyguard” which is fried chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper, and balsamic reduction.

Johnny Rockets – Myrtle Beach, SC

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Sitting in the heart of the tourist entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach is Johnny Rockets. Service was fast and prices reasonable. I enjoyed an original double burger with a side of fries.

Amigos Mexican Asian Fusion Food – Wenonah, NJ

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Amigos Mexican Asian Fusion Food – Wenonah, NJ

This is a TINY place. Most of the orders here are take-out, but you can dine-in. They are off the beaten path, and you have to keep your eyes open to not miss them. Below is what I had: chicken empanada that was fantastic and their version of chicken dinner teriyaki mixing Asian with Mexican. It’s an interesting concept.

 

Country House Restaurant – Thorofare, NJ

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Country House Restaurant – Thorofare, NJ

 

Pictured is Boston Clam Chowder, Turkey Croquettes on top of mashed potatoes with gravy, and fried zucchini. Decent Jersey Diner fare with very friendly service at a good price.