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RED BANK: DUB SEEKS FACADE-CHANGE OK
RED BANK: Dublin House Pub plans facade changes owner calls "nothing crazy," but Historic Preservation Commission wants a closer look.
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RED BANK: DOWNTOWN SOLD
RED BANK: The Downtown restaurant and bar has new owners. Filings indicate no immediate plans for changes to the West Front Street building.
SEA BRIGHT: BREAKFAST AT RORY’S PUB
SEA BRIGHT: PieHole tucks into omelettes, homefries and coffee at Rory's, a new Ocean Avenue pub that serves breakfast on weekends.
RED BANK: SOMETHING BREWING AT TRIUMPH?
RED BANK: The vats arrived Tuesday at the Triumph Brewing Company brewpub at the West Side Lofts. So what does that that means in terms of opening?
RED BANK: TEAK DECK OPENS, SO COME ON… UP
RED BANK: Just in time for Thanksgiving Eve revelry, Teak's new second story and deck is completed, inspected and open for business.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? RED ROCK STANDS OUT
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH: PieHole finds a knockout menu at the new Red Rock Tap + Grill to match the daring architecture.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? BURGERS, FRIES & A VIEW
RUMSON: What's For Lunch bellies up to the bar at Barnacle Bill's to watch its burger get grilled.
RED BANK: BRANNIGAN’S, TEAK REACH FOR SKY
RED BANK CHURN: Brannigan's and Teak are adding roof decks.
SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S REBUILD BEGINS
SEA BRIGHT: Construction of a permanent home for Donovan's Reef gets underway.
RED BANK: BUONA SERA, JIMMY JOHN’S OK’D
The former Wayne’s Market on West Front Street is slated to open as a Jimmy John’s franchise owned by Gaslight Anthem bassist Alex Levine, at left below, and Matt Schaffert,Continue reading "RED BANK: BUONA SERA, JIMMY JOHN’S OK’D"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A FRESH TAKE ON TAPAS
An unusual adaptation of taquitos, above, and a glass of made-to-order sangria, below.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Gone are the heavy velvet drapes and dark,Continue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A FRESH TAKE ON TAPAS"
LITTLE SILVER: VOTERS SAY ‘BOTTOMS UP’
Referendum proponent Matt Kelly had suggested booze be allowed in the vicinity of the train station.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Little SilverContinue reading "LITTLE SILVER: VOTERS SAY ‘BOTTOMS UP’"
RED BANK: BRANNIGAN’S MAKEOVER APPROVED
Branningan’s plans to add a two-tiered deck, complete with an open-air tower at the north end, and an outdoor bar, seen at above left. Below, the property as it appeared inContinue reading "RED BANK: BRANNIGAN’S MAKEOVER APPROVED"
LITTLE SILVER: BOOZE Q ON THE BALLOT
The town hasn’t allowed alcoholic drinks to be sold by the glass at least since Prohibition. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Is Little Silver readyContinue reading "LITTLE SILVER: BOOZE Q ON THE BALLOT"
RED BANK: B2 BREAKS THE TEMPLATE
William Alexander (second from right) tells PieHole that eaters need to head to the West Side to find something besides pizza and bar food in Red Bank.  (Photo by Jim Willis.Continue reading "RED BANK: B2 BREAKS THE TEMPLATE"
RED BANK: BAR PLANS DECK; CHAINS COMING
Branningan’s has filed plans to add a two-tiered deck to the parking lot side of its Wharf Avenue building. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Yes, it’s already time forContinue reading "RED BANK: BAR PLANS DECK; CHAINS COMING"
SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S TIKI BAR REOPENS
With new access ramps over the sea wall, the restored tiki bar at Donovan’s was back in business Friday afternoon, as co-owner Chris Bowler announced via the signboard, below. (Photos byContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: DONOVAN’S TIKI BAR REOPENS"
QUENCHING A CINCO DE MAYO THIRST
Downtown bartender John Butler makes PieHole a fresh strawberry margarita.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Maybe it was the sterling weather this past weekend, or maybeContinue reading "QUENCHING A CINCO DE MAYO THIRST"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A TASTY STAPLE
 A lunch order of a Classic Parm Sandwich from the menu at Val’s Tavern. Below, General Manager Kevin Feehan. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Val’s Tavern,Continue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A TASTY STAPLE"
SEA BRIGHT: DIVING INTO A BLOODY HOOK
Ashlyn Schmidt pours a spicy bloody Mary at Dive in Sea Bright. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON A sweet cocktail filled with tropical fruit is niceContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: DIVING INTO A BLOODY HOOK"
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SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...