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RUMSON: SINGLE-MALTS AND STOGIES

cortez cigarsLuis Cortez will be rolling cigars at Salt Creek Grille in Rumson on Tuesday night. (Photos by Laura Koss. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

morsels mediumFor some Scotch drinkers, a tumbler of neat single-malt around an outdoor fire pit overlooking the Navesink can only be improved upon by the addition of a good cigar.  

If that’s your bag, Salt Creek Grille in Rumson is the place to be Tuesday evening.

Local cigar maker Luis Cortez has a new line of cigars called “Navesink” that he’ll be lighting up around the fire pit at  Salt Creek Grille on Tuesday, May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cortez and his staff will be there to hand-roll cigars and answer questions about the new blend.

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RED BANK: AFFORDABLE GIFTS AND GOODIES

What, she doesn’t have a wine purse? We can fix that. Read on. (Photos by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge)

By REBECCA DESFOSSE

Unsure of what gifts to buy this holiday season? Don’t fret. redbankgreen has been window-shopping downtown Red Bank in search of the perfect gift ideas for everyone on your list.

For example: your fashion-forward wine aficionado? Help her arrive at her next BYOB in style. At Red Ginger Home at 48 Broad Street, the wine purse shown above sells for $39 and includes a corkscrew for on-the-go bottle opening action.

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