A “Grandma” pie fresh from the oven at Lupo Pizzeria. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
A sign cut out in the shape of howling wolf hangs at the corner of the building that’s home to the brand-new Lupo Pizzeriain Fair Haven, named in honor of a great-grandmother whose last name means “wolf” in Italian.
So of course, feeling a bit like Red Riding Hood, PieHole had to try the “Grandma” pie.
Long the home of the Little Kraut, the building at the corner of Bridge Avenue and Oakland Street in Red Bank now hosts a two-story version of the relocated San Remo. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
redbankgreen‘s PieHole is all about local food and drink. Of course, you’re probably hip enough to have already “liked” PieHole on Facebook. Still, you’re only getting an amuse-bouche portion of local food and drink news if you rely on Facebook alone for your fix. So if you didn’t have time to fire up PieHole in your browser every day this week, you may have missed these recent stories:
Jason Unterman, right, leads his coworkers into Gaetano’s for last week’s ‘WTF’ lunch adventure. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)
By JIM WILLIS
Last Wednesday morning, Defined Logic developer Jason Unterman sat behind the computer in his Red Bank office and thought, “Ok, WTF?”
No, he’s not crude – or not that Piehole knows, anyway. Rather, ‘WTF’ Is Unterman’s acronym for “Where’s the Food?” a loosely organized weekly lunch outing with his coworkers that aims to stay local and – get this – never hit the same lunch spot twice. And they’ve managed to keep their string going for two years.
The answer last week? Gaetano’s, on Wallace Street. So that’s where Piehole met up with Unterman and a few of his coworkers to learn more about the WTF challenge and get some of his favorite lunch picks.
A sign on the front door announces an “intention to re-open October 1,” but that’s not going to happen, says founder Tony Balderose. (Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
The fate of a food market that lasted just three months at Fair Haven’s most prominent intersection remains “up in the air” while a battle for ownership control plays out, one of the principals tells redbankgreen.
Balderose Fine Foods, which opened in mid-May, has been closed since mid-August because of the dispute, said founder and chef Tony Balderose, of Shrewsbury.
Branded BFF Market, the shop is the creation of Tony Balderose, who expects his decade-plus experience in serving Manhattan’s finicky foodies have prepared him to compete with the likes of Brennan’s Deli in Rumson and Sickles Market in Little Silver.