Where to eat in Cape May

Where to Eat? Always the question of the day in Cape May.

Eat in Cape MayThere are lots of new choices for this year in Cape May – as well as our existing favorites. On Carpenter’s Lane in the Carpenter’s Square building, a new Mexican Restaurant called La Doňa is opening – and the owner, Lucy Corvino, is from Oaxaca, so we have high hopes.

Another new restaurant is Asian Legends, in the Acme supermarket area. Suzie and I have eaten there four times already and I can testify that it’s the best Chinese food in south Jersey, and would be really good restaurant in New York. Coming from me, that is high praise indeed. I’ve had broccoli with hot garlic sauce and Szechuan spicy beef and loved them both. Suzie had mackerel sushi and sushi rolls and loved them both also. Last week, we ate here, then drove Eat in Cape Mayto New York and ate Szechuan food again. Asian Legends was just as good.

Come visit us at Leith Hall bed and breakfast and have great dinners in addition to Elan’s breakfasts and afternoon teas.

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Hop to it. Beer, that is.

Hop to it. Beer that is.

Beer Imagine yourself relaxing in Cape May on a beautiful June day, lounging at the Physick Estate, listening to Cape May blues bands and drinking Cape May craft beer. You can make this dream come true.

First it was Crabs and Craft beer, then Craft Beer, now it the Cape May Hops Festival, with Blues and Barbecue. This promises to be a wonderful day on the grounds of the Emlyn Physick Estate in Cape May, on Saturday, June 25. Live music, local breweries, and lots of food vendors offering seafood and Cape May’s own (North Carolina style) beer barbeque. The musicians include the James Supra Band and our very own Bluebone. The breweries include Cape May Brewery, Glasstown Brewery, Tuckahoe Brewery, and Slack Tide Brewery.

Make your reservations with us now for this great weekend.

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Cape May Music Festival

The Cape May Music Festival has something for everyone.Music Festival

What kind of music do you like? We’ve got it in the Cape May Music Festival! Whether traditional Irish music, June 2, with Deirdre Reilly, or jazz on Sunday, June 5 with brunch at Alethea’s Restaurant and singing by Mary Lou Newnam singing from The Great American Songbook. More jazz with the Jost Project on Sunday June 5 at Convention Hall and even more jazz on Sunday, June 12 at the George Mesterhazy Tribute Concert.

If you like classical music, Thursday,  June 16, will feature Elliot Bailen leading the New York Chamber ensemble in a program that includes Puccini (La Bohème), Vivaldi, and Respighi.Music Festival

The Bay Atlantic Symphony will bring us The Brandenburg Concertos, Thursday, June 9, which are some of the best music every written, anywhere.

Get all of the details and buy tickets at www.capemaymac.org, and make your reservations at Leith Hall bed and breakfast, on-line, or by calling us at 609 884-1934.

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. No, I take that back. It was just the best of times – at the Cape May Dickens Christmas Extravaganza. If you like a little culture with your Victorian vacation, consider coming to the Dickens Extravaganza, December 6, 7, and 8th. Dr. Elliot Engle has had a mini-series on PBS, and is a wonderful, entertaining speaker. Sunday evening, there will be a talk about Edgar Allan Poe and Dickens. Monday is a talk about Winston Churchill and another about the Bronte sisters.

Best of timesTuesday, Jay Friedlin of the Philadelphia Dickens Fellowship will lead a discussion about Nicholas Nickelby. Later, there’s a talk about Railways in the Victorian age. The afternoon and evening are filled with a fascinating talk about Dickens and the Jews, followed by a Dickens Feast at the spectacular Washington Inn.

Come stay with us at Leith Hall bed and breakfast for the full Extravaganza package.  $435 Is the cost for  the three night package for one person and a room and breakfast at Leith Hall.   $631 is for a room, breakfast, and two participants in the full package. Give us a call for discounts on partial Dickens packages.

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Winton Marsalis in Cape May? I don’t believe it !

Believe it – Winton Marsalis in Cape May

Winton MarsalisWinton Marsalis is coming to Cape May for this November’s Exit Zero Jazz Festival. I guess we finally have arrived.  The greatest trumpeter and one of the greatest musicians in the world will be playing here with the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra.  Not only that, but more legends like  Bootsie Barnes  and Buster Williams will be playing in the same festival. In fact, seventeen different groups will be participating. Go to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival  website for all of the details and to order tickets online. Go to our bed and breakfast website to reserve your room or suite at Leith HallBootsie Barnes bed and breakfast.

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Big Band Dance at Naval Air Station Wildwood

 

Can you Swing Dance? Can You Lindy? Can you Samba? It doesn’t matter. Tom Cupp will be there to teach you howdance to move with the best of them to the music of 1940s big band jazz. Suzie and I have been to the Naval Air Station Wildwood Big Band dance and it wonderful ! Young airmen and nurses dance, flip, and amaze. We just do a less athletic Lindy Hop.

Dance the night away

There’s food, music, and dancing from 7 P.M. To 10 P.M. Tom Cupp will teach Swing, Ballroom and Samba for us newbies; and prizes will be awarded for great 1940s costumes. Call at 609 886-8787 for tickets or go to their website and order on line.

As always, you can make a weekend of it and stay with us at Leith Hall, the best Cape May bed and breakfast.

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Cape May Beer

cape may beerThese days, the Cape May news seems to be all about beer. Aside from the two festivals; the Craft Beer and Crab festival two weeks ago, and the Brew Fest this week – both at the Emlyn Physick Estate hosted by MAC, The Cape May Brewing Company has been in the news. First, they got a coveted status as a Jersey Fresh product for their honey porter, made with Cape May honey. Second, they’ve been in the news for their new beer brewed in honor of Pope Francis’ visit – You Only Pope Once or YOPO a pale hoppy beer designed to go with Argentine beef.beer cape may

In our other hoppy news, Historic Cold Spring Village will soon be giving the Cape May Brewery some competition. Anne Salvatore (and her husband Dr. Joe Salvatore) are re-erecting an 1804 century barn. They have their permits from the State and are planning on brewing historic beers like spruce beer cape may beermade with spruce sprigs and honey porter. If you drive by the village, you can see the barn going up near Seashore Road.

Come visit us at Leith Hall now that the evenings are cooler and the days are still beach-weather warm

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Come to the Dragon Boat Races!

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Dragon Boat Races 2015!

Experience the thrill, the adrenaline, and the teamwork of dragon boat races. Enjoy the sheer fun of being connected on a levelDragon Boat comparable to nothing else. It’s power, speed, synchronization and endurance! It’s the fastest growing international team water sport. Join us at the 4th Annual Cape May Dragon Boat Festival presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and the City of Cape May on Saturday September 19th. Paddles up!

Come stay with us at Leith Hall to participate or to watch .

Cape May Harbor along Delaware Ave
Launch site is Fisherman’s Memorial

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9am – 5pm

Contact:  Cathy 609-884-5508 x103

Fees/Admission:  This event is Free to watch
To register a boat contact Cathy 609-884-5508  x103

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Beer, Beer, and Beer.

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Beer, Beer and (more) Beer.

Beer, beer, beerI know that it’s early, but think about next September. Cape May’s first Harvest Brew Festival will be Saturday September 19th  from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.. Lots of craft beers at the Physick Estate; with local food, local produce, local wine – and local talent for entertainment. (four local bands!) There will also  be a farmers’ market, a crafts show, and activities for the kids.Beer, beer, beer

The Harvest Brew Festival will also take place during the week-long celebration of gourmandize called the annual Food and Wine Festival (September 11th through 20th). This is our nineteenth year for the Food and Wine Festival, and it never fails to delight everyone who participates. You already know that Cape May is home to some of the best restaurants in New Jersey, and this week gives them a chance to show off. The MAC website will give you lots of information beer, Beer, beerabout a Lobster Bake Dinner, grape picking at Natali Vineyards, a Chocolate Lover’s Feast, a Beer Tasting luncheon, and dozens more. Call us today or go online to make your reservation for the gluttony gala in Cape May!Beer, beer, beer

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Cape May Run Amok – Come Visit

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Cape May Run Amok

Imagine two sets of identical twins, one including a jealous wife and her smitten sister. Their father is scheduled toCape May Leith Hall be beheaded at sunset, but in come an angry nun, a dim hooker and  to top it all off, an exorcism . Is it the latest from the Kardashians? Is it the last installment of  The Jersey Shore? No, its A Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare, as performed by the very bizarre REV Theater Company. It’s the lighthearted, fun approach to Shakespeare, and a great afternoon at the Physick Estate. The performances will be July 14 through 18 and July 21 through 25. Go to the MAC website for more information and to buy tickets. Kids are free.

To enjoy this and the thousand other things to do in Cape May, come stay with us at Leith Hall bed and breakfast. Call (609  884-1934) or go to our website to make your reservations.

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