Keeping it local, the sandwiches at Locals Creative Fresh Takeout are named for local places, heroes and legends. Below, returnable baskets customers can use to tote lunches to the beach. (Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
A new lunch spot has quietly popped up in the former home of a beloved Rumson deli.
Locals Creative Fresh Takeout soft-launched January 7, offering a menu of sandwiches to-go in a space where Rumsonites lined up for decades at Butler’s Deli, which closed in October.
Twenty-five of the 27 readers who wrote in to identify the four pastel-colored Adirondack chairs shown in last week’s photo got it right.
The mistaken pair might want to take a seat in what several others refer to as the Four Chairs of Wisdom which according to Jim Fitzmaurice, replaced the Bench of Knowledge outside Butler’s Deli in Rumson.
It is there during early morning sessions, that “the problems of the world are discussed and resolved,” Jim writes. “Weather permitting.”