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McCullough’s Pub 3016 Ocean Heights Ave. // 609-926-1823 // McCulloughsGolf.com Tail tender shooter
Looking for new ways to enjoy buffalo chicken? McCullough’s has one, and it just so happens to be their bite this year. They take their famous tail tender, coat it in homemade mild buffalo sauce and serve it with celerey and a blue cheese chaser in a shot glass to take the edge off.
Chickie’s & Pete’s Tropicana // 609-344-1080 // ChickiesAndPetes.com Mussels Red
So you thought Chickie’s & Pete’s was only famous for Crabfries? Obviously you have never tasted their mussels red. But you will, because the Tropicana location has them as their Bite this year. Spicy, garlicky and delicious, we dare you not to order a whole batch.
A Touch of Italy 6629 E Black Horse Pike // 609-646-1855 // TouchOfItaly.net Broccoli Arancini
A Touch of Italy has been a go-to spot for a special night out for as long as we can remember. With their vast menu of Italian specialties, it was tough to pick just one bite to include, but in the end we had to go with the broccoli arancini – three rice balls blended with broccoli and cheese and served over marinara sauce. Upgrade to a full order for just $8!
Joseph’s at Renault Winery 72 N. Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor City // 609-965-2111 // RenaultWinery.com Whiskey BBQ Pork Slider
Have you tried the Whiskey BBQ Pork Slider at Joseph’s at Renault Winery? If the answer is “no,” frankly we feel sorry for you. But not for long, because that smoky-sweet slider is what they are offering as their bite for this year. Stop in, eat one, and then upgrade to a full portion with fries for just $7.50.
Assaggio! 500 W. White Horse Pike // 609-965-3303 // AssaggioGalloway.com Ravioli Carbonara This bite has been blowing everyone away since it first debuted in 2016’s 50 Bites. You simply have to try it. When it comes to creamy Italian sauces, Carbonara is tough to beat. Assaggio! puts a huge twist on theirs, opting for homemade ravioli in place of the traditional spaghetti. Stuffed with ricotta, this perfect pasta pillow gets finished off with egg yolk, pancetta and cream to create a calorie-heavy masterpiece.
Greens + Grains 80 W. Jimmie Leeds Road // 609- 380-2780 // TheExchangeNJ.com Falafel Patty with Sriracha Tahini 50 bites may not exactly be loaded with healthy options, but Greens and Grains certainly is. And they have three participating locations for 50 Bites! Each spot has a different bite. The Galloway location’s falafel patty adds a spicy sriracha tahini that boths kicks it up and cools it down.
Steve’s Grilled Cheese & Quesadilla Co. 45 S. New York Road // 609-277-7993 // StevesGrilledCheese.com Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Crepe Well, they did it. The folks at Steve’s Grilled Cheese managed to find a way to make a dessert version of a grilled cheese sandwich. This crepe makes for an absolutely decadent treat for those who love the sweet.
If your pants are fitting just a little too snugly this week, then you, my friend, are doing 50 Bites just right. Continue to stay the course, you’re doing, with more of our recommendations below:
We move outside of A.C to hit many of the offshore spots. Start things of in a unique way, with a Tail Tender Shooter from McCullough’s Pub in Egg Harbor Township. Stay in EHT and finish off two more spots: Chickie’s & Pete’s, where you can grab a Philly special roast pork slider, then try the broccoli arancini from A Touch of Italy. Continue over to Egg Harbor City, where Joseph’s at Renault Winery offers it whiskey BBQ pork slider which, we hear, pairs well with some house wine. Stop for a while at Assaggio, have a drink at the bar, and savor its incredible ravioli carbonara.
When finished, saunter over to Galloway and make a pit stop at The Exchange to cross two more joints off your lanyard — Greens & Grains for its falafel patty with sriracha tahini and Steve’s Grilled Cheese & Quesadilla Co. for neither a grilled cheese nor a quesadilla, but instead its cinnamon sugar cream cheese crepe.
Need more of Steve’s? Then get yourself over to its Mays Landing location for the unusual and yummy Mac Bomb. We don’t often have a big name chain on our list, so we’re psyched to include Red Lobster and it signature coconut shrimp.
Finish up on the beach at The Cove in Brigantine where you can sip on something fruity and delish and nibble on its famous pterodactyl wing.