Kate Chopin has returned to writing after nearly three years, and she’s full of local secrets from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Here’s why we believe what she’s saying about seafood, ice cream, art, and more.
First, she describes herself as “really honest, a bit cynical, and a great lover of terrific fish.” So we trust that when she says, “the fish at Cassidy's is the best,” it’s true. And we’re hooked!
Honesty and cynicism are also helpful attributes when it comes to waffle-cone loyalty, and Kate Chopin’s recollections of the “dense ice cream” and “dozens of flavors” at Harvey Cedars Ice Cream Parlor make it sound like, well, another shore winner.
Finally, the Mechanicsburg, PA, native is sharing a travel journal devoted to "walking in the 'burg," along with new reviews from a second 'burg. That means we have an instant list of hometown eats, markets, and galleries—a stash of secrets that could also be called a perfect itinerary for a weekend (or two) away.