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Jersey Shore Restaurant Week set for Friday start after Hurricane Sandy

jsrw_logo_optBY MARGARET MORGAN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week (JSRW), which was originally scheduled for November 2-11 and was cancelled due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, has been rescheduled from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9.

“We are deeply saddened by the effects of the hurricane on our communities,” said Jim Flynn, Chairman of JSRW. “In addition to helping our neighbors recover, we wanted to do something for the many restaurants that have suffered so much. Some are just reopening after being closed for a week or more, some have not reopened yet and some were lost completely,” said Flynn. “For many their very survival is at stake. By rescheduling the event, we hope to help the restaurants recoup some of their losses and offer a bit of a diversion for everyone who has been through so much over the last few weeks.”

Flynn urged that everyone come out and support the Jersey Shore restaurants that have meant so much to their communities.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, instead of the traditional Kick-Off Party for Restaurant Week, JSRW is planning a party to raise funds for RestoreTheShoreBenefit.Org (RTS). RTS is a 501c3 partnership with WANDAA, created by Jersey Shore residents to assist in relief and generate donations for families and businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy. Working directly with relief centers, RTS’s primary focus is to help pay for temporary housing for the more than 2,000 displaced families on the Jersey Shore. For more information on the charity, please visit: www.facebook.com/restoretheshorebenefit/info

The event on Dec. 6 is from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights. The $35 ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and music by the Billy Lawlor Band.

JSRW expresses their sincere appreciation to The Mill for donating the space and staff, to Driscoll Foods for the food and for the Billy Lawlor Band for its contribution. For ticket information visit Jersey Shore Restaurant Week.

Enjoy this article? For up-to-the-date food news, recipes and an inside look at great restaurants and events, visit Shore Region Food Examiner, Shore Region Restaurant Examiner and TastefulLiving.net.

 

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