RED BANK BULKS UP ON BURGERS

30burgerRed Bank adds another burger business to its roster of patty purveyors. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

morsels mediumThe former Muscle Maker Grill in Red Bank is now 30 Burgers.

The West Front Street burger restaurant is an extension of the 25 Burgers chain, which has seven other locations around New Jersey. Most of its stores have 25 varieties, but like a Spinal Tap amp that goes one higher, the Red Bank store boasts five additional varieties.

It joins a suddenly burgeoning burger market downtown including JR’s across the street and Broadway Fresh Burgers and Fries on Broad Street. 

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ZIPPRICH SPOTLIGHTS ABORTION PROTEST

planned-parenthoodThe Planned Parenthood clinic on Newman Springs Road is the purported terminus of a protest walk planned for March 12. Below, Councilman Ed Zipprich. (Click to enlarge)

zipprich-021411The Red Bank council’s rubber-stamping of some two dozen requests for public events was interrupted Monday night when Councilman Ed Zipprich raised security issues in connection with a planned anti-abortion march scheduled for next month.

Invoking the recent shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and a push by New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith to have the federal government redefine rape in an effort to limit access to abortions, Zipprich expressed concern that the march might attract someone bent on violence.

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