Benny has been in the restaurant business since he was a kid. Originating from Queens, New York he worked with his parents and 2 brothers in their Manhattan pizzeria. After moving to Toms River in 1986 they opened Lenny’s Pizza and reinvented pizza at the Jersey Shore.
Elizabeth grew up in North Jersey as a child but spent every summer in Lavallette with her family. In Garwood, New Jersey, she taught dance to girls aged 3-15 years. While vacationing in Lavallette each summer Elizabeth worked at a few of our local establishments such as Water Works, and B & B Dept store in Seaside Park. She worked as a badge checker in Lavallette and finally began working at Rockafella’s By The Sea Too in Ortley Beach.
While working At Rockafella’s, Elizabeth met Benny in 2002. In 2005 Beth and Benny worked together opening Benny & Phil’s Grill at Used to Be’s in Mantoloking.
At the close of that summer they bought Iceberg Ice Cream from previous owners Art & Diane Simpson. In March 2006 they got married and after returning from their honeymoon they opened Iceberg for their first season in April.
Beth is now the primary operator of Iceberg while Benny runs Lenny’s with his brother Phil..