Even though you’re officially on vacation, it can take a while to forget about real life issues like incompetent bosses and forgotten Netflix passwords. The best way to snap yourself into “vacation mode” on LBI is to head to The Chicken Or The Egg (Chegg) in Beach Haven. It’s a 24/7 (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) diner that’s constantly packed with groups who seem to have gotten the memo on the implicit dress code of tank tops and flip-flops. The menu is huge, ranging from six-egg omelets to a reuben with not-too-salty, housemade corned beef. This place also serves some of the best buffalo wings we’ve ever had, which are offered naked or breaded and tossed in your choice of 18 different sauces (the naked wings with zapper sauce is our go-to order). When we say that the ludicrous (spiciest) sauce is a day-ruiner, you should trust us.
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