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WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? ALL THE WAY ON A BAGEL
RED BANK: Keeping it simple, What's For Lunch goes "all the way" on an everything bagel at the Bagel Oven, where bagels are made the old-fashioned way.
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WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SHRIMP, WITH BIG VIEWS
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? Shrimp and salad, both exquisite, at McLoone's Rum Runner.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SUSHI DELIGHTS
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? A tidy takeout lunch from a tiny sushi bar in Lincroft.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? WINDWARD DELI, HO!
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? Everything's made from scratch at the Windward Deli.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A TASTE OF NEW ENGLAND
A fried shrimp platter with coleslaw and crispy french fries. The corn chowder, below, was filled with bits of crab. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON CastingContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A TASTE OF NEW ENGLAND"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A SUMPTUOUS SOUP
Seafood soup served in a rustic bowl at Kanji. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Shades of gray and black dominate the tables, slate flooring and wallsContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A SUMPTUOUS SOUP"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? CRISPY FISH AND CHIPS
Fish and chips from Chowda House. Below, the always helpful Tish Mancia at the takeout counter.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON The Chowda House, just acrossContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? CRISPY FISH AND CHIPS"
This week’s edition of What’s For Lunch takes us to the Ocean Café in Red Bank for some cooling, guilt-free fare. Click here for a PieHole plateful. (Photos by Susan Ericson.Continue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SOMETHING COOL…"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A DIP IN THE OCEAN CAFÉ
Seared tuna in a rice-paper wrap and a mixed fruit smoothie for lunch, with a picture-window view of Monmouth Street thrown in, below. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A DIP IN THE OCEAN CAFÉ"
RED BANK: HEAPS OF AUTHENTICITY
The Mediterranean Platter, a dependable classic on the Front Street Trattoria menu. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON What key elements are crucial to keeping a restaurantContinue reading "RED BANK: HEAPS OF AUTHENTICITY"
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CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
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.