CHINESE, VIETNAMESE AND TATS ON TAP

temple1Temple, a Chinese restaurant, is expected to open in the former home of Torcello by the end of December. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Tired of Italian and pizza yet?

Soon enough, if plans hold, culinary options will broaden in Red Bank, with Chinese and Vietnamese eateries competing for customers on opposite sides of Broad Street.

And after dinner, if you’re up to it, maybe you can skip dessert and head across town for a tattoo.

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CHESS CLUB BRINGS YOUNG, OLD TO RED BANK

chessTwo players compete for a grand prize Saturday in Monmouth Chess Club’s annual open championship. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Anyone out there who knew that Red Bank has a chess school and club raise your hand. Anybody who knew Red Bank has a USCF-rated chess school and club keep your hands up.

Anybody who knows what USCF stands for, you need not read any further, because you probably already know that 51 Monmouth Street plays home to Monmouth Chess School and Club, a place where a 40-year-old can match up against a 12-year-old and shake hands after a mind-crunching bout on the board.

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