RED BANK: A WALK ON THE WINE SIDE

061914 RB dining al frescoNearly 30 Red Bank restaurants, shops and eateries — including  the Front St. Trattoria, above— will participate in a new summer schedule of Food and Wine Walk events, set to launch this Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

Between the weekend barbecues, the riverside food fests and the many open-air opportunities for grabbing a bite, it can be a bit difficult to digest all the options available to the free-ranging foodie here in the good old summertime.

If Red Bank Rivercenter and Red Bank Flavour have their way, however, we’ll all just be expected to Walk It Off  — and to let our legs and wheels carry us about the borough’s sidewalks and storefronts, for the first in a new monthly round of Food and Wine Walk events.

A self-guided tasting tour that takes in more than two dozen restaurants, specialty shops, taverns and eateries, the inaugural walk runs from 2 to 6 pm this Sunday, with a strolling smorgasbord of wares and fare, from fine wines and eclectic desserts to tapas, sushi and more.

Beginning at 1:30 pm, stop in at Danny’s Grill and Wine Bar (11 Bridge Ave), Teak (64 Monmouth St) or Char Steakhouse (33 Broad St) for a pay-one-price $35 ticket — then make the rounds as you see fit, sampling whatever strikes your fancy (and letting your adventurous side show if you’re feeling feisty).

Future Food and Wine Walks are scheduled for the Sunday afternoons of August 17, September 21 and October 19.

Here’s the full list of participating merchants:

The Bistro at Red Bank (14 Broad St)

Boondocks Fishery (1 Marine Park) July and August only

Brannigan’s Wharf Bar and Grill (14 Wharf Ave)

Carlo’s Bakery (86 Broad St)

Carter + Cavero (19 Monmouth St)

Char Steakhouse (33 Broad St)

The Cheese Cave (14 Monmouth St)

The Chowda House (78 Bridge Ave)

Danny’s Grill and Wine Bar (11 Bridge Ave)

Dish (13 White St)

The Downtown (10 W Front St)

Earth Pizza (95 Broad St)

Front Street Trattoria (31 W Front St)

Gaetano’s (10 Wallace St)

Jamian’s Food & Drink (79 Monmouth St)

Lil Cutie Pops (16 Monmouth St)

Mac Attack Cheesery (20 Broad St)

The Melting Pot (2 Bridge Ave, The Galleria)

Pazzo Restaurant (141 W. Front St)

Readies Café (18 Monmouth St)

red (3 Broad St)

Siam Garden (2 Bridge Ave at The Galleria)

Sicilia Cafe (128 Broad St)

Sugarush (37 E Front St)

Taste (2 Bridge Ave at The Galleria)

Teak (64 Monmouth St)

Whipped Bites (Broad and Monmouth Sts)

The Wine Cellar (23 Monmouth St)