Porta is proof positive that down and out can be turned completely upside down. This uber-hip Neapolitan pizzeria occupies a formerly vacant building in Asbury Park and the transformation from humdrum to humming is dramatic. With room for dancing and private event space, this place isn’t your average pizzeria. And the Vermont Laundry is just the drink to get you moving.
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The NJ Food & Wine Festival was held this past weekend and it was a big success, despite the gloomy, rainy weather. This year marked the festival’s sixth and it was held again at the Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon Township, NJ. The festival has a perfect home at Crystal Springs…its Restaurant Latour is a consistent winner as a top restaurant in the state…and then there’s the wine cellar. Award-winning doesn’t even describe it.