What’s for lunch? Vegetable barley soup, with a mysterious kick, from Readie’s in Red Bank. Mystery solved at PieHole. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
The vegetable barley soup PieHole ordered at Readie’s Deli in Red Bank last week delivered a surprising spicy jolt.
Turns out that was the first time Readie’s had ever made the soup, owner Tom Fishkin told PieHole.
“I said, ‘Hey, why don’t we make some vegetable barley soup today?'” he recalled saying to his cook, Elid Cruz, that morning. “Elid said, “Ok, what’s in it?’ I said, “Well, start with some vegetables… and barley.'”