A day with family on the Jersey Shore. We rode through Point Pleasant taking in the stark contrast of what is standing post-Sandy. Some homes stand with fresh construction. The houses look pristine, but the lack of personal effects and stickers and tape make it still look sad, because you know that although it has been “rebuilt” there has still been a loss that can not be fully repaired. Other homes still stand, barely, with entire walls missing, with personal effects sticking up out of the rubble. I had heard so much and seen so much on the news, but you really don’t know until you see it with your own eyes. And this was months and months lately. My heart hurts and goes out to those who have lost to much.
It was a beautiful day at the shore, I hadn’t seen my family in weeks and it was nice to be together. We went to The Shrimp Box in Point Pleasant. I had never been before, and was thoroughly impressed. With so many weddings on the brain lately, I couldn’t help but think about how beautiful it would be to have a bridal shower there. Nautical decor, located right on the water with a spectacular view, mostly of ships.
Check that out! No filter!
I had the sea scallops over spinach with mashed potatoes, and the salad bar. The salad bar had crab meat (I think imitation, but still made of fish, so I’ll take it!) and lots of fresh veggies. I didn’t even need dressing!
The scallops and spinach – out of this world! No joke! Scallops can be overcooked very easily, and if they’re not fresh it is very, very obvious. Not the case on either account! Perfectly seared, not overdone, the spinach was heaping and chock full o’ garlic and super light on the olive oil. Mmm, my mouth is watering thinking about it now, weeks later!
They also have a more casual outdoor spot that looked really fun. I’m looking forward to returning!
I also have to note that there was a water line along the wall. The restaurant looked to be in amazing condition, but it appeared they chose not to paint over the water line left from Sandy. it went around the entire restaurant as far as I could tell. A plaque adorned the wall by the line, near the entrance, marking that Sandy had been there. It’s subtle, in fact I did not notice it until we were leaving. I think it’s nice that they left it, as a way to remember and never forget what happened. But it was subtle, also showing that it didn’t stop them!
A delicious meal in a beautiful restaurant with a beautiful day with my beautiful family
To anyone who was affected by Sandy – my heart sincerely goes out to you <3