Delsea Drive-In, a taste of nostalgia with a tasty menu to boot

Drive-In movie theatres may be a relic of the past, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t fun!  The Delsea Drive-In theatre located in Millville, is a steal! With the price of movies these days it’s hard to be able to go out and see the latest blockbuster without breaking the budget.  But the Delsea Drive-In doesn’t feature just one, but two movies for only $9.  If you have never been to a Drive-In movie theatre I would highly recommend this place, especially if you are in the area.  The Delsea Drive-In is the only drive in movie theatre left in New Jersey.  Many of the people I talked to have enjoyed it for years.  It closed down briefly but then re-opened in 2004.

The Menu features more than just typical popcorn and sodas.  You can get a 1/3 lb. sirloin burger, an eggplant parmesan sandwich, chicken teriyaki with edamame.  The website recommends itself as a place to take the family.  They typically don’t show movies that are rated R.  The Delsea Drive-In is located in Vineland, New Jersey.  My only complaint is that the   If you are planning on going there, using Mapquest or by GPS DO NOT GET OFF AT EXIT 32.  Instead proceed to exit 29.  Jersey highways can get pretty confusing, but once you get the hang of them it’s a piece of cake.

http://delseadrive-in.com/index.php

SOGO is SO TASTY!

Fare:  Japanese

Dinner for 2:  $45-$60

Hibachi anyone???

If you have never been to a hibachi restaurant this is a good place for your first experience.  The decor in this restaurant almost justifies the high prices that it has, but it is a great alternative to a hibachi restaurant in Manhattan (and you’ll probably get more food too).SOGOSOGO features a large sushi menu that will satisfy the most seasoned of sushi lovers.  Featuring several types of rolls that you won’t find in most places.  For example, the Brooklyn roll has tuna, salmon, tempura and, wait for it, mango.  SOGO not only features Japanese food, but it also ventures into Thailand as well.

The Thai shrimp has that eastern spice to it that will leave your mouth-watering for more.  This hip hibachi restaurant truly offers “dinner and a show” the chefs will dazzle you with their cooking skills.  Be sure to make reservations ahead of time, as this place is always full during the weekends.  SOGO is excellent for any kind of celebration, sushi buffs, and is perfect for date night.

http://www.sogo.cc/

The Daress Theatre

Any fans of the theater here?  There are several in the state of New Jersey and I would like to highlight this one in particular.  The Daress Theatre houses plenty of stage shows.  Many of them have been reviewed very well.  A lot of children’s theatre has been shown here.  Plays such as “The Wizard of Oz” and “Heidi” have been performed.  The theater not only presents well known shows, but it also presents new original plays.  One of the musicals of note “Jack the Ripper”, based on the 1913 novel “The Lodger” has gained attention across the state for it’s operatic qualities.

Daress Theatre

The Daress is also screens independent films that you would not see otherwise.  The Daress is sort of an underground place that has been around for a long time.  The theater opened up its doors in 1919 and has been showing movies and plays ever since.  It celebrates its heritage by showing classic movies for generations to come.  They usually hold a classic horror film fest around Halloween, but they had to cancel because of Super Storm Sandy.

http://www.darresstheater.com/

Ford Mansion, George Washington’s crib from 1779-1780

New Jersey has a very special place in the history of the American Revolutionary War.  The Continental Army’s attack on Trenton onthe day after Christmas marked a turning point in the war.  It was the first victory for the Continental Army, without which the North American continent may very well still have British accents.  Some soldiers re-enlisted, but there were more recruits that came to the cause of fighting against the British.

Washington’s Headquarters

Source:  http://njmorriscountyonline.com/2001njmorrisfeaturearchive/assets/images/20010315_ford01.jpg

Ford Mansion is located in Morristown, New Jersey and is where George Washington stayed from 1779-1780.  Washington stayed here for two reasons.  It was defensible, and he was “able to keep his eye on the British army” in New York City.  While Washington stayed in the mansion, his soldiers stayed about 5 miles south in Jockey Hollow.  Both places belong to the National Park Service and are definitely worth a visit.

http://www.nps.gov/morr/index.htm

Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center

Despite what people may think, Newark is actually one of the most cultured cities in the state of New Jersey.  The Sumei Arts center is one of the many art museums in Jersey.  Newark has a very diverse population and the Sumei arts center embraces it.  The Sumei Arts center presents many workshops over the course of its year and it will display the works of emerging artists.  It embraces the idea of an artistic community and shows films, presents music, and written work from people inside the community of Newark, New Jersey.

source:  http://www.newarkarts.org/opendoors/gallery/gallery.php

It is a very interesting place.  Don’t get me wrong it is not necessarily as sprawling as the Met.  But this is just one of the places in New Jersey that is like this.  New Jersey has had added some cultural value to the world.