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COOL INSIDE: SUMMER FLOATS AWAY

TOAST_082816A Root Beer Float from Toast City Diner. (Photo by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

toast 082716Is it really over already? No! Say it isn’t so!

As the summer of 2016 fades into history, it is with great reluctance that PieHole‘s Cool Inside series closes out (sniff!) with a simple classic: a root beer float.

It’s the 15th entry in the series that has served up everything from a waffle bowl to an egg cream, with lots of variety in between. Each was carefully selected to deliver maximum mouthfuls of flavor and bone-cooling effect on a hot summer’s day.

But remember, dear reader: summer doesn’t actually end until September 22. So if you missed any of our stops, there’s a complete list at the bottom of this article to help you keep cool in the interim —and beyond. Because really, if you think about it, does summer actually have to end?

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COOL INSIDE: TALL AND COOL IN THE SADDLE

CoffeeCorral_081816The Peanut Butter Protein Blast from the Coffee Corral. (Photo by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

coffee corral extThis week, PieHole‘s Cool Inside summer series gets its recommended daily allowance of the primary food groups — caffeine, peanut butter and chocolate —all in one cold cupful at a popular Red Bank coffee stop. Read More »

COOL INSIDE: A ‘BOMBA’ OF SUBTLE FLAVORS

BOMBA_081116A Juanito’s ‘Bomba,’ packed with flavor and texture. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

juanito's bakery 081116This week, PieHole‘s Cool Inside summer series sinks a straw into a thick, cold beverage that’s kind of a mash-up of a fruit smoothie and a chocolate milkshake.

It’s called a “Bomba,” and the guy who made it for us swears it’s a great way to start your day. Yes, for breakfast. And we found it delivers a payload of satisfying flavors and textures while cooling us to the core on a sweltering August afternoon.

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COOL INSIDE: PARTY IN A CUP

CHOCO-WORKS_080416Presenting the Candy Wonderland Shake. (Photos by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

SHERRI HALL

chocolate works 080516 1This week, PieHole‘s Cool Inside summer series spotlights what may just be the eye-poppingest drinkable treat you’ll ever lay eyes on.

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COOL INSIDE: INSIDE THE BUBBLE

CHILL_072816A Lemon-Strawberry Ice Bubble from Chill Bubble Tea in Red Bank. (Photos by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

SHERRI HALL

chill bubble tea 5This week, PieHole‘s Cool Inside summer series gets a little bubbly and fruity with a cold drink that pops in your mouth.
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COOL INSIDE: A RIVERSIDE MILKSHAKE

GRACIE-DUDES_072216A chocolate milkshake from Gracie and the Dudes in Red Bank. (Photo by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

SHERRI HALL

gracie dudes 071916 1This week, PieHole‘s Cool Inside summer series features an old fatithful cold drink you can now enjoy overlooking our beautiful Navesink River from Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank.

For those who missed the news: the snack stand in the park, which has barely been used over its two-decade existence, is now operating as a third location for Gracie and the Dudes Homemade Ice Cream. Read More »

COOL INSIDE: FRUITY AND FLYIN’ AT KITCH

KITCH-ORGANIC_071516The Flyin’ Hawaiian  at Kitch Organic in Red Bank. (Photo by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

This week, PieHole‘s Cool Inside summer series features a healthy way to beat the heat with a vitamin-packed smoothie from a 100-percent gluten-free establishment. Read More »

COOL INSIDE: A JOLT OF COLD JOE AT ROOK

ROOK_070716A New Orleans-Style Cold Brew at Rook in Red Bank. (Photos by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

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This week, PieHole‘s Cool Inside summer series stops into Rook in Red Bank for a cold version of a traditional hot beverage that will cool your innards and wake you up at the same time.

What’s it called?

New Orleans Style Cold Brew

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COOL INSIDE: WARM AND COLD AT RALPH’S


RALPHS_070116A warmed-over cookie is the centerpiece of this treat from Ralph’s.
(Photos by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

ralph's 3Warm meets cold in this week’s installment of PieHole‘s Cool Inside summer series in the form of a sweet treat from a walk-up window in Lincroft.

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COOL INSIDE: A COOKIE MONSTER IN A CUP


HOFFMANS_062416Hoffman’s popular “cookie monster” blue ice cream as used in shake, at left, and a banana split.
(Photos by Trish Russoniello and Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

hoffman's 4Next up in PieHole‘s summer-long Cool Inside quest for cooling summer treats on the Greater Red Bank Green is one named after a childhood icon.

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COOL INSIDE: CHIPS ON THE TABLE @LA ROSA’S

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Cannoli chips and frozen cannoli cream from La Rosa’s in Shrewsbury.
(Photos by Trish Russoniello, above, and Sherri Hall, below. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

la rosa's exterior 3The latest stop on PieHole‘s Cool Inside quest for cooling summer treats on the Greater Red Bank Green is La Rosa’s Pastry Shop.

The Shrewsbury desserts emporium is widely known for its cannolis, as well as for its cakes and cookies baked on premises. On this visit, we uncovered the shop’s newest cool cannoli confection.

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COOL INSIDE: LIGHTHOUSE “ICESHAKE”

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The Lighthouse “iceshake.”
 (Photos by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

imageIn search of the Greater Red Bank Green’s best cold and frozen treats to help you beat the heat this summer of ’16, PieHole‘s Cool Inside series returns for a third installment  with a with a stop for a chilly treat you can sip through a straw.

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COOL INSIDE: GOING FOR FLAVOR AT RYAN’S

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The cone in question, from Ryan’s Homemade.
 (Photos by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

ryan's 5In search of the Greater Red Bank Green’s best cold and frozen treats to help you beat the heat, PieHole‘s Cool Inside series returns for a second installment this not-yet-official summer of ’16 with a visit to a place that makes every one of its 48 flavors of ice cream.

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COOL INSIDE: SOME CRAZEE WAFFLING HERE…

CRAZEES waffle bowl cool insideA homemade waffle bowl from Crazee’s in Rumson. (Photos by Sherri Hall. Click to enlarge.)

By SHERRI HALL

CRAZEE'S 052516 2With this weekend’s unofficial kickoff of the summer of ’16, a redbankgreen fave from a summer not-so-long-ago is also back: the Cool Inside series.

As we did in the scorching summer of ’10, each week we’ll showcase a signature cold or frozen dessert from a local treatery — something guaranteed to excite the taste buds while cooling down the body’s core.

To start things off, we stopped in at Crazee’s in Rumson.

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RED BANK: COOLING OFF AT THE LIGHTHOUSE

Twilight at Strollo’s Lighthouse finds pint-sized customers getting their chill on. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

By SUSAN ERICSON

Winding down the summer, PieHole seeks out a cooling oasis at the end of an oppressively hot and humid day and finds sweet reward at Strollo’s Lighthouse in Red Bank.

Wedged, literally, at the junction of Rector Place, Bridge Avenue and Riverside Avenue, the ice cream shop is a beacon to behold at the foot of Cooper’s Bridge.
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THIS WEEKEND, CONSIDER TAKING IT INSIDE

Making the most of a warm spring evening, members of Attractive Nuisenze, of Manalapan, got a jump on Red Bank RiverCenter’s StreetLife auditions by setting up outside the Count Basie Theatre Wednesday night. The weather forecast for the weekend is a bit more downbeat, with cooler temperatures and some rain. (Click to enlarge)

JAZZFEST SETS SUMMER ON A COOL SIMMER

nikki-parrottLes Paul’s Trio, featuring bass ace and songbird Nicki Parrott, returns to Two River Theater for Summer JazzFest.

You won’t find a sign over the door. In fact, you won’t even find a door, at least not anything you’ll spot from the street. Inside, you’ll find a sophisticated crowd and the finest top-shelf jazz sounds this side of a classic film noir. You’ll even find a guy named Joe, sizing up your chances of getting in.

But procrastinate just a little bit too long before you check this place out, and you’ll find no trace of its ever having been there. Like, how cool is that?

The coming of summer means the return of the Summer JazzFest series (formerly Summer Jazz Café) to the Marion Huber room inside Red Bank’s Two River Theater — an annual offering via which jazz impresario Joe “Mooch” Muccioli and the borough-based nonprofit Jazz Arts Project transform the “black box” performance space into an environment that boasts big-city tableside seating, subdued lighting, great coffee and desserts (including Mooch’s own berry vinaigrette), and some breathtaking talent hand-picked from his formidable black book of friends.

The new, expanded 2011 series kicks off on the weekend of July 1 and 2, with a never-before-on-the-Shore act so intriguing, you’ll either be pinching yourself to confirm that it’s actually happening — or kicking yourself because you missed it when you had the chance.

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THEATER GONE INSIDE-OUT

KrolljonesshafferHere’s Noises Off star Glenn Jones (center) celebrating art and life with director Gary Shaffer (right). At left is actor Michael Kroll, who’s not in this show, but a frequent cohort of the others nonetheless. (Photo by Lauren Morris)

By TOM CHESEK

On one stage, there’s a self-conscious sex farce that turns the theatergoing experience completely inside out. On another, a classic of the English language, wrenched from the proscenium and tossed out onto the lawn like your ex’s clothes.

All this and more can be found this weekend at venues within the greater Red Bank oRBit.

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A satirical smash that’s a sly commentary on every door-slamming, drawers-dropping comedy ever written — as well as a mighty fine door-slamming, drawers-dropping comedy in its own right — Michael Frayn’s 1982 Noises Off puts a high-concept spin on some of the oldest theatrical devices in the book, giving its large cast a run for its money while sending the idea of the “backstage show” whirling like an out-of-control revolving door.

In this play-within-a-play, the audience watches a British stage company stumble its way through a rehearsal of the first act of a tawdry bedroom farce. We then watch the troupe performing a matinee of that same act of the same tawdry bedroom farce, only seen from backstage with a view of the many tensions and turmoils among the cast. Finally, we see that same first act once again, horrendously rendered by the tired troupe at the end of their run, when tempers flare, things fall apart and all hell breaks loose.

It’s a show that’s commonly revived with a revolving set, Indy 500-style crew breakdowns or other star-quality stagecraft. It’s not a show that’s commonly done inside a small barn that’s been converted into a modestly scaled community playhouse.

But that’s precisely what Holmdel Theatre Company intends to do, beginning tonight and continuing for the next four weekends at its Duncan Smith Theater on Crawford’s Corner/Everett Road.

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HOFFMAN’S PUTS THE “OHHHS” IN OREO

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[Editor’s note: this article has been updated to correct a number of mixed-up last names in the original version. redbankgreen apologizes for the errors.]

Cool Inside, a redbankgreen summer series featuring chilled and frozen delectable edibles, gets crunchy this week with a visit to Little Silver for a decadently tasty dessert.

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