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    Chef Lucas Manteca Opens Dawgtown Dogs in Rio Grande

    NJ.com (January 14 2021) by Maggie Leenas

    Dawgtown Dogs is a street-food inspired hot dog joint that uses local ingredients from Swedesboro, Cape May, and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania...

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    "Locals' Summer" along the southern New Jersey shore offers special charms

    American Way (September 2020) by Adam Erace

    Savvy travelers know the seaside stretch from Atlantic City to Cape May is more enjoyable after Labor Day
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    The Pivot: How Chef Lucas Manteca Is Shifting Gears During the Pandemic

    Men's Journal (July 30 2020) by Adam Erace

    “It was looking really good and really strong, then the pandemic came, and we had to undo everything we had planned. We had no idea what the summer would be.”

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    Red Store’s empanadas are worth a trip to the Shore

    Philadelphia Inquirer (July 21 2020) by Craig Laban

    I’ve had some of my best Jersey Shore meals over the years at the Red Store...

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    The 30 Best Restaurants in New Jersey 2019

    NJ Monthly (July 26 2019) by Eric Levin

    The Garden State's dining scene and chefs are ever more dynamic, adventurous and assured.

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    High Tide for New Restaurants at the Jersey Shore

    Philadelphia Inquirer (May 17 2019) by Craig Laban

    A star chef is stepping up to his biggest restaurant yet with a new venture in Sea Isle City.

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    New Restaurant in Sea Isle

    Sea Isle News (March 6 2019) by Donald Wittkowski

    Beachwood at the Dunes will become the new anchor at The Dunes, an upscale restaurant and residential complex...

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    2018 Local Heroes

    Edible Jersey (February 23 2018) by Nancy Depalma

    Every year, Edible Communities asks you, our readers, to name Local Heroes in six categories...Each winner helps to sustain the healthy bounty that defines and flavors our Garden State.

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    Best Destination Towns for Dining

    NJ.com (November 20 2017) by Teresa Politano

    In Cape May, the rippling expansion, since 2011, of The Red Store in Cape May Point has been most applauded...

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    Taco Shop is a hidden gem worth seeking out

    Press of Atlantic City (May 17 2017) by Scott Cronick

    Simply put, Manteca’s tacos are the best tacos in South Jersey. Hands down. No one close. Case closed. Don’t even argue...

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    What to do During Your Next Cape May Staycation

    Philadelphia Style Magazine (October 18 2017) by Adam Erace

    Forever known for its sleepy beaches and historic gingerbread cottages, Cape May has a new cool factor for foodies and families...

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    The Jersey Shore’s 25 Most Essential Restaurants

    Eater (June 15 2017) by Stefanie Tuder

    Everything is made in house at Red Store, an unassuming storefront that’s a contrast to the advanced cookery inside...

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    10 Hottest Restaurants on the Jersey Shore

    Zagat (May 31 2016) by Zagat Staff

    Scenic and out of the way, this general store and cafe by day, fine dining destination by night is manned by Lucas Manteca...

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    The Jersey Shore Seafood Scene is Changing—For the Better

    Saveur (April 25 2016) by Chris Malloy

    A new crop of fish-loving chefs is slowly but happily transforming the shore's seafood shacks...