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RED BANK: MARKET CLOSING AFTER 121 YEARS
RED BANK: Citarella's Meats & Deli, one of the borough's oldest businesses, plans to close for good next month.
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RED BANK: CRAFTS SHOPS, RESTAURANT OPEN
RED BANK: Two local-crafts shops open this weekend. Also, a Mexican restaurant with loco hours opens and a chain sub shop calls it quits.
This week, PieHole shopped the Greater Red Bank Green for Rosh Hashanah eats, and came up with a selection that’s like to appeal to tastebuds of many persuasions. Take it hereContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: ROSH HASHANAH TREATS"
JEWISH NEW YEAR: A GOURMET ROUNDUP
Three light dessert cakes from Antoinette Boulangerie, above, and a box of honeybee and apple cake pops from Lil Cutie Pops make tasteful gifts.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "JEWISH NEW YEAR: A GOURMET ROUNDUP"
RED BANK: WTF? UPS ITS OWN CHALLENGE
Jason Unterman keeping the lunch tab low at Jr’s Burgers in Red Bank. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS Whether it’s sticking to locally-sourced produce or tryingContinue reading "RED BANK: WTF? UPS ITS OWN CHALLENGE"
RED BANK: METER PLAN FACES PUSHBACK
Merchants along the western stretch of Monmouth Street say paid parking would hurt business. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD A proposal to expandContinue reading "RED BANK: METER PLAN FACES PUSHBACK"
RHODE BANK: STUFFIES FOR THE SUPER BOWL
PieHole checks in with Rhode Island’s embassy in Red Bank, the Chowda House, to speak with chef Glenn Kovacs about stuffies. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS Despite being theContinue reading "RHODE BANK: STUFFIES FOR THE SUPER BOWL"
 The Green’s butchers suggest customers get their Thanksgiving orders in by this Thursday. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS With Thanksgiving just over a week away, ’tis the seasonContinue reading "BUTCHERS TALK TURKEY BREASTS"
LARDER: FOR TRUE BACON, VISIT A BUTCHER
 Kyle Powell at Citarella’s Market in Red Bank shows PieHole some real-deal bacon. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS No food is more debased than bacon.Continue reading "LARDER: FOR TRUE BACON, VISIT A BUTCHER"
RED BANK: CHILI WITH A LOT OF SOUL
Stuart Jensen and Vinnie Sarullo of Navesink Hook and Ladder with their potful of chili at JBJ Soul Kitchen’s chili cook-off. Below, Union Beach Fire Company’s entry won first place.  (PhotoContinue reading "RED BANK: CHILI WITH A LOT OF SOUL"
RED BANK: BASIE EXCITES THE APPETITE
Scenes from the 2013 inaugural ‘Appetite’ event, which returns to the patio and stage of the Basie this weekend. (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge) Its famous stage hasContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE EXCITES THE APPETITE"
And when the Düsseldorf-style mustard’s gone? Well, a little beer might be nice. (Click to enlarge) redbankgreen’s PieHole is all about local food and drink. If you haven’t liked us on FacebookContinue reading "IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON PIEHOLE…"
RED BANK: MUSTARD IN A STEIN? JAWOHL!
Alstertor Düsseldorf Style Mustard comes in a 250-mililiter beer stein.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD “Crisp clean and sharp taste, this smooth GermanContinue reading "RED BANK: MUSTARD IN A STEIN? JAWOHL!"
RED BANK: FIRST CUT IS THE BEEFIEST
You’re not likely to find this first cut, bone-in chuck steak shrink-wrapped in your grocer’s meat case. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS As grilling season heatsContinue reading "RED BANK: FIRST CUT IS THE BEEFIEST"
PieHole has been checking in with area butchers to learn what they bring home for their grills. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS redbankgreen’s PieHole is all about localContinue reading "PIEHOLE: MEAT, VEGANS AND BURRITOS"
RED BANK: HEAVEN FOR UNDER $4 A POUND
Monmouth Street’s man of meats, Stew Goldstein shows off special cut of pork loin for the grill. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS As grilling season heatsContinue reading "RED BANK: HEAVEN FOR UNDER $4 A POUND"
RED BANK: WHAT’S ON THE BUTCHER’S GRILL?
A good butcher can carve out tasty, affordable cuts for the grill, like this well-marbleized cut of boneless short rib from Monmouth Meats in Red Bank. (Photo by Jim Willis. ClickContinue reading "RED BANK: WHAT’S ON THE BUTCHER’S GRILL?"
RUMSON: CHEFS’ TIPS FOR YOUR CORNED BEEF
Eddie O’Keefe (left) and Molly Maguire’s chef Alfredo Uraga explain to PieHole why brined beef brisket shrinks when cooking. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS With St.Continue reading "RUMSON: CHEFS’ TIPS FOR YOUR CORNED BEEF"
RED BANK: MEAT AND TATERS IN THE LARDER
It’s crockpot season, and the PieHole Larder spotted a meat-and-potatoes deal for this week.  (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS With holiday shopping and decorating for ChristmasContinue reading "RED BANK: MEAT AND TATERS IN THE LARDER"
RED BANK: GETTING FRESH WITH TURKEY
The sign outside Citarella’s Market in Red Bank says it all. If you want a fresh turkey, the clock is ticking. Below, Kristian Bauman, meat manager at Sickles Market inContinue reading "RED BANK: GETTING FRESH WITH TURKEY"
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DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...
WALK THIS WAY
PARTYLINE: Before-and-afters of a sidewalk cleanup on West Street.
SOGGY NOTION
RED BANK: Breezeway sculpture captured the mood downtown as heavy rains fell Saturday morning.
HOME DELIVERY
RED BANK: After a subdivision, an instant house rises on a new Catherine Street lot.