RED BANK: EXOTIC SPICE STOCKING STUFFER

tea_and_spiceOne of Red Bank’s newest stores is the source of today’s gift idea. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

PieHole knows that local foraging is the best foraging. For the food lovers on your gift list we have assembled PieHole’s First Annual Shop Local Holiday Food & Drink Gift Guide. This is the 9th in the series.

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The perfect stocking stuffer for the friend who fries his or her own falafel or aspires to make authentic-tasting Middle Eastern food at home, Zahtar is a must-have spice blend.

PieHole likes to use a pinch or two when mixing up an olive oil and lemon juice salad dressing. A one-ounce pack goes for $4.39 for at Red Bank’s newly-opened Spice & Tea Exchange, on Monmouth Street.

 

PIEHOLE: LEMONS, TUNA, SPICE AND WHISKEY

mcmahon vena 111413Already rocking the era-appropriate suspenders, Robb McMahon, with partner Heather Vena, is taking Murphy’s Tavern back in time. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

PIEHOLE logoIn case you missed it on redbankgreen‘s PieHole food page…

Murphy’s Tavern in Rumson is returning to its speakeasy roots, so to speak… easy.

• Howard Bernstein’s Spice & Tea Exchange expects to open in Red Bank late next week. Meantime, he’s sharing slightly-used lemons with the Cheese Cave next door.

• What’s For Lunch? How about a tuna sub from Elsie’s in Red Bank?

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