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Atlantic City, NJ, has been in the news lately for its financial issues, most notably the closing of 3 of its casinos this year, with another set to shut down next week. But the “Vegas of the East” returns to its roots with the Miss America Pageant, which airs live this Sunday, hopefully bringing with it a revival of Atlantic City’s heyday. READ MORE
Photography by Congress Hall
Welcome to the genteel stretch of shoreline known as Cape May. Among its attractions is Congress Hall, a beautifully restored, Victorian-era beach resort. This historic seaside inn evokes a time when a rocking chair, a good book and a room with a view were the only things a traveler craved. Plan a getaway here to simply relax.
Chef, author and award-winning TV personality and host of Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern, kicks off the new season of Bizarre Foods America tonight at 9|8c. Andrew first stop: New Jersey! Don’t worry, there is plenty of bizarre, “gross” and outrageously delicious things to eat in Jersey.
Andrew begins with a tour of LaMonica Fine Foods, a fourth-generation Italian-American family business, where they process fresh shellfish, like scungilli, a traditional Italian food made from conch.
Did you know there’s a large population of immigrants from the Philippines in New Jersey? Andrew visits Little Manila to check out Phil-Am Foods, the largest Filipino-owned grocery store on the East Coast. READ MORE
Anthony is hitting the beaches of New Jersey in an attempt to revamp the Cape May’s Periwinkle Inn. Although the grounds seem to be in tip-top shape, other parts of the struggling 50-room inn are in major need of some adjustments.
Along with HGTV’s Casey Noble, Anthony and his crew spend some time with the owners of the hotel in order to decide how to redesign the lobby. After removing what looks like bulletproof glass from the front desk, Anthony puts Casey to work in an attempt to make the hotel’s guests feel more comfortable at check-in.
One of the owners, Claudia — dubbed “Miss Excuse” by Anthony — takes Anthony’s criticism the wrong way and leaves the hotel for the day. Saving a hotel is no easy task; tempers flare, name-calling ensues and sometimes the owners need to take some time to cool off.Will Claudia return with a more positive outlook? Will Anthony be able to put the struggling inn back on the map? Find out tonight, Jan. 28 at 10|9c on an all-new Hotel Impossible.
Plus, don’t forget to check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode.
Tonight at 10|9c and 10:30|9:30c, Toy Hunter Jordan Hembrough takes toy picking to a new level as he takes on collections in New Jersey and North Carolina. A renowned toy dealer and ultimate toy hunter, Jordan has a reputation as an “in-demand dealer” that everyone wants to have evaluate their stash.
Jordan finds the picks of a lifetime for struggling business owners, annual toy events and even a few celebrity collectors throughout the season. The stakes are high and the haggles are tough because people’s livelihoods are on the line if he doesn’t deliver!
Get a sneak peek at the Rise from Ashland episode, and get a look at Jordan’s journey to the Jersey Shore. Summing up his career, Jordan says, “It’s the hunt that has always driven me. The next cool find is always right around the corner.” Learn more about our toy hunter with a Day in the Life of Jordan.
Have a toy collection of your own? Post photos of your best finds to our Rate My Toy community and see what else people have hiding in their basements!