Friday, March 14, 2008

A little bit of the Jersey Shore in the heart of the Grove

Ah the Jersey Shore, a sea-side escapade that offers more than just sand and sun, bringing together piers of entertainment and a boardwalk lined with tasty treats and tantalizing games of chance. In the past, Miamians needed a plane ticket and a beach pass to savor these delight, but with the opening of the Boardwalk Tavern in Coconut Grove, an authentic slice of Jersey pizza is just a short drive away. The pizzeria/bar recently opened up across the street from Le Bouchon, the former home of Cozzoli's. While the ovens are still the same, the pizza is a huge upgrade. Owner Paul imports the dough daily from NYC, for that true up-state flavor. The Boardwalk Tavern offers traditional bar snacks, like chicken wings and nachos, as well as salads and pasta. The decor is true to the Shore with pictures of Seaside and Belmar lining the walls and arcade games for entertainment and atmosphere.

My advice: Come hungry and bring friends, you will want to order a fresh pie rather than having just one slice that's been sitting out.

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