Episode 16: John Howard-Fusco of The "Eating In South Jersey" Blog and Author of "A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums, & Cabernet Franc

John Howard-Fusco of the great blog "Eating In South Jersey", and author of "A Culinary History of Cape May:  Salt Oysters, Beach Plums, & Cabernet Franc" (available on Amazon) joined us for this week's podcast.  John has seen the rise of the Craft Beer movement in New Jersey and Philadelphia and how restaurants in the region have embraced (or not) it.  We talk great beer bars in South Jersey, what does a foodie order when he goes out, and how to tell a chef that you don't like something.  We also talk about his great book on the culinary history of Cape May, and how it has become a food and beer destination.

You can also listen to John on the Small Bites Radio Show on Wildfire Radio!

Check out John's Eating in South Jersey Blog!

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Publish Date: 6/28/2018

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We packed the equipment up and did a live broadcast at Breaker's Kitchen and Tap in Waretown, NJ for their New Jersey Brewer's Night Celebration!  Vic, Tom, Rob, and John interview a bunch of great guests including:

    Ian and Gary from the Battle River Brewing in Toms River John Howard-Fusco, noted South Jersey Foodie and Author Kris Lewis, Owner and Head Brewer of Oyster Creek Brewing Corey From Pinelands Brewing  Joe Molineaux, our Co-Host on Brewing Up South Jersey Business!

Join us for a Gourmet Dinner and Beer Pairing at The Cardinal Bistro on 3/27/19!  All proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank of South Jersey-Southern Division!  6 Great Beers paired with Chef Michael Brennan's Culinary Creations!   Tickets and Info Here!

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Publish Date: 3/12/2019

We went alcohol free for our podcast in Glassboro with Josh, Greg, and Krystle of the soon to be open Axe & Arrow Brewery located on the courtyard of the totally revamped downtown space on Rowan Blvd, or RoBo as it is known to the locals.

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Join us on 3/27/19 at The Cardinal Bistro in Ventnor for Foraged & Fermented, a fine dining experience featuring foraged local delicacies and Great New Jersey Craft Beer!  This event is part of Atlantic City Beer Week, the prelude to the 2019 AC Beer & Music Festival!  All proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey-Southern Branch!  Visit SJBeerScene.com for all of the details!

Listen to "Brewing Up South Jersey Business" on WOND 1400 AM on Saturday from 1-3PM with South Jersey Beer Scene and host Joe Molineaux for interviews with your favorite breweries, bars, and bottle shops.  Stream live from WOND.com



Publish Date: 2/8/2019

Vic, Rob, & Richard sat down with Jason Goldstein, owner and brewer, of Icarus Brewing of Lakewood, NJ.  Icarus is going to be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary on Saturday, January 12th with a bunch of cool beers including Barrel-Aged Bottle releases, Three Different Anniversary Can Releases, and Special tappings!

Make you plans now to join us as we host Foraged & Fermented, a Dinner at the Cardinal Bistro in Ventnor, NJ as part of Atlantic City Beer Week on 3/27 at 7 PM. This event benefits the Community Food Bank of South Jersey. For tickets and information please visit Foraged & Fermented Beer Dinner

Make sure to visit South Jersey Beer Scene for the latest in South Jersey Beer News!

Listen to us every Saturday on WOND News Talk 1400 AM for "Brewing Up South Jersey Business" as we bring in all of the movers and shakers in beer in South Jersey!

Publish Date: 1/9/2019

Vic and Rob take the reins of the podcast for this episode and are joined by Eric Schmehl of Fermented Food and Beverage Supply Shop, Mike Geller, Owner and Brewer of Three 3's Brewing Company, and Home Brewer Dorian Saunders!


Publish Date: 12/25/2018

We took the show on the road again this week and stopped by to chat with Geoff and Lori of Zed's Beer in Marlton, NJ.  

Zed's is known for their unique, approachable craft beer.  Zed's brewing philosophy is brewing low IBU an ABV beer without sacrificing big flavors allowing patrons to have a few and still be able to hold a conversation! Creativity abounds at Zed's where you can get an IPA or order a shandy, or even get their take on a White Russian (It is Delicious!).

So sit back and enjoy this fun episode!


Publish Date: 10/25/2018

Live From Uno's with Jersey Beer Guys & A Girl!

We go live at Uno's of Maple Shade at a Ship Bottom Brewery Tap Takeover!  Owner Rob Zarko joins us to talk about Ship Bottom's new beers, the current beer climate in New Jersey, and his upcoming releases.  Check out Ship Bottom's Beers all across New Jersey and Eastern Pa, plus grab a cold one at their Pop Up Brewery at Linvilla Orchards just outside of Media, Pa!

We had a great time talking beer at this Mash-Up with JBG&AG!  Special guests stopped by and got on mic as well!  Dan Hoover, Manager Mike, and writer Clark Sweeney to name a few!


Publish Date: 10/11/2018

Big Episode This Week!  We talk with Jason Campbell of Slack Tide Brewing Company about their GABF Medal and releasing cans on the market, Dan Hoover of Atco Brewing Co is in studio updating us on their new beers and future plans, and then we get into the big news of the week, the NJ ABC Special Ruling with Sean Galie of Lower Forge Brewery, and Jay Rose from the Fear of A Craft Beer Podcast!

This ruling has caused quite an uproar in New Jersey and we break it down from both sides and it is a must listen!

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Publish Date: 9/28/2018

Glassboro Beer Festival, one of South Jersey's oldest and best beer festivals is back for it's 6th year on 9/29/18 and Kyle Veale, Director of Operations for Landmark Americana, stopped by to talk about the festival and how it has grown along with the Glassboro Downtown over the last 6 years.  We also recap Eight & Sand Beer Company's 2nd Anniversary and drink a few of the beers that were released for the anniversary.

Use code SJBeerScene18 for a $5 discount on Glassboro Beer Fest Tickets!  Visit www.glassborobeerfest.com

This podcast is a member of The Hopped Up Network, a growing collection of beer podcasts from the US and Canada.  Check them all out at Hoppedupnetwork.com.  The spot for informative and entertaining craft beer podcasts!

Publish Date: 9/20/2018

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