At some point this summer, you’ll finally find a time to have dinner with your group of friends who go down the Shore every weekend. And then, when you try to pick a place, you’ll remember why these meals never happen. One’s a vegan, another is gluten free, one eats like a five-year-old, and the other just wants to drink. Talula’s in Asbury Park solves all of your problems and solves them well with some of the best pizza on the Jersey Shore. And while everyone is giving the waitstaff an insane level of detail about what they can and can’t eat, you’ll be off in your own world of serenity enjoying the vodka pie with Benton’s bacon.
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