Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Friday, August 10, 2007

Holiday Snack Bar: Jersey Shore Of Yore

Just when I thought I couldn't find anything homemade on Long Beach Island I stumbled upon this relic of days gone by. The Holiday Snack Bar, a small freestanding building, with its circular counter, black and white tiled floors and minimal menu, truly offers a taste of the past.
Don't go for great food, but for the old-time ambiance and incredible desserts. Izzy was quite content with his split-pea soup and I didn't mind my grilled cheese which was rather ordinary diner fare. The truth is, those were just preludes to our dessert, which is the real reason to come here. The cakes and pies served here offer tastes of old-time goodness, from banana-cream pie, to Lady Lord Baltimore Cake. Today we shared a gargantuan portion of chocolate layer cake topped with billowy marshmallow frosting. Having already sampled the blueberry pie, banana-cream pie, Lady and Lord Cake, I can assure you that they are all sure to satisfy a good old-fashioned sweet tooth.

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