IN oRBit: A NEAT NEW D’JEET? AT THE GROVE

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It’s been just over a year since redbankgreen‘s homegrown satellite Red Bank oRBit went online, and to mark the festive occasion, we pay a follow-up visit to D’jeet?, the local-organic restaurant and catering company that we profiled on our very first day of oRBitude.

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What a difference a year makes, as it turns out — because the popular business owned and operated by Casey and Jen Pesce has just moved out of its charming but somewhat claustrophobic setting in a cottage just off Route 35 in Middletown and reopens this week in a shiny new location in The Grove at Shrewsbury.

Coming on the heels of the Pesces’ wedding anniversary and the imminent birth of their first child, it’s a move that sees the catering-oriented business evolve into a full service lunch/dinner restaurant, with a seven-day schedule, a staff of 20 and even its own dedicated organic herb garden, located right out in front.

And, as Chef Casey (right) explains to us, the part that’s not subject to change is the founding philosophy of strictly local ingredients, and an ever-changing menu of seasonal delights.

Also in today’s oRBit, a rundown of recommended musical entertainments for Friday, with more to come when you check back Saturday and Sunday. Only in Red Bank oRBit — still here at your service, and in the same location, since 2008!