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December 2011 Issue
Top Chef
Wolfgang Puck dishes on food, South Jersey and longevity.
Early three decades ago, Wolfgang Puck emerged to take the dining scene in this country by storm. With refined techniques, a passion for good ingredients, and an endearing personality,...
 
The Best of the Casinos
What makes a casino great?
That was the question we asked ourselves when compiling our annual roundup spotlighting the latest and greatest things in Atlantic City. Sure, they all have countless gaming options and terrific amenities, but we wanted...
 
Perfect Practice
No matter the circumstances, no matter the situation, people living in South Jersey have a wealth of resources for qualified legal counsel and representation. The challenge comes in finding the right attorney to help one navigate the always-changing,...
 
He Loves a Parade
A legend among Mummers fans, Voorhees costumer Bob Finnigan is worth his weight in sequins.
Bob Finnigan has often made grown men cry—and not just any men, but the famously rough-and-tumble Mummers. Of course, such is the treacherous, sequin-lined...
 
Festive Films
Cherry Hill native and KYW film critic Bill Wine guides us through holiday season at the box office.
What would the holiday season be without a new lineup of big-screen attractions, potential blockbusters, prestigious best-selling-book adaptations,...
 
The Good News
As the sole anchor of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” comedian Seth Meyers delivers plenty of laughs when giving his take on the week’s top stories. But as SNL’s head writer, Meyers is much more than a faux newsman.
 
A Shore Bet
Revel, Atlantic City’s newest casino, hopes to revive the city’s dwindling number of visitors.
The years of tumultuous development are behind him, and the completion of his $2.4 billion casino and resort is finally within view. With its May opening...
 
Living in a Fantasy World
When it comes to sports, some South Jerseyans would rather play make believe.
Only the most diehard professional football fans will remember the name Patrick Jeffers. A forgettable wide receiver that spent six seasons in the National Football...
 
Max’s Seafood Café: Making Waves
Every time I’ve been to Max’s, the bar (brought over from Germany by the Leisingers) and dining room have been busy, packed with the regulars that give this restaurant its convivial, neighborhood vibe.
 
Steak 38: A Restaurant Reborn
Restaurant trends come and go, but I cannot remember a time when the charmingly old-school tradition of tableside Caesar salad service has gone out of style. These days especially, with everyone focusing on the craftsmanship of their meals—artisanal...
 
Cravings: Modern Twists
It used to be that when someone brought over a cheesecake, you were lucky if you got some chocolate chips or a graham cracker crust.
 
Happy Holidays
It used to be that the motivated bargain shoppers among us would gladly arise in the wee hours of the morning, barely recovered from a tryptophan-laced turkey coma to brave the craziness known as Black Friday.
 
Southern Exposure: December, 2011
For Washington Township native Tara Lipinski (pictured), the youngest person ever to win an individual Olympic gold medal in figure skating, the journey involved turning pro, then taking several years off to discover what life was like off the ice.
 
Holiday Gift Guide: December, 2011
Part of a magnificent selection of holiday treats from Aunt Charlotte's Candies. These scrumptious, frosted, milk chocolate lollipops (pictured) are individually wrapped and drawn to a close with festive ribbon of the season.
 
Baby Steps
Today’s technology has made it easier for older women to conceive, but there are still obstacles to overcome.
 
Smart Resolutions
The end of the year is traditionally a time for resolutions, vows to spend more time at the gym, eat better or see friends more often. But it’s also a great time—even following those gift-shopping sprees—to take stock of your finances and position yourself...
 
Costly Mistakes
Medical malpractice cases are lengthy, expensive and may be on the rise.
It’s anyone’s worst nightmare: a simple medical procedure gone horribly wrong. One ignored symptom or overlooked misstep from a trusted expert can lead to a lifetime of...
 
Beach Buzz: December, 2011
The Christmas classic The Nutcracker comes to the Jersey Shore. Celebrate the holiday with the Atlantic City Ballet’s Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they travel through the Kingdom of the Sweets.
 
Datebook: December, 2011
Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker has been en­chanting visitors for 43 years. Tchai­kovsky’s holiday class­ic returns to The Academy of Music stage once again
 
Web Exclusives: December, 2011
When it comes to their children, parents know best. Tell us about your favorite children’s physician, be it a pediatrician or a specialist, and we may include them in February’s list of Top Children’s Physicians.