PIEHOLE: A CHRISTMAS FEAST

tiki sunsetThere’s a whiff of the sea to go with your evening cocktail at the newly opened Tiki Bar at Driftwood in Sea Bright.  (Click to enlarge)

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PieHole sat down with some Italian moms to learn what you need to know to buy, roast and eat chestnuts.

• When it comes to the main ingredient of a Philly cheese steak, Silvio Fabbri of Umberto’s in Fair Haven has no patience for “cheap ****.”

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RED BANK: SHOP LOCAL EATERS GIFT GUIDE

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PieHole knows that local foraging is the best foraging. For the food lovers on your gift list we have assembled 12 Days of PieHole’s First Annual Shop Local Holiday Food & Drink Gift Guide. This is the 3rd in the series.

Zaitooni Deli on Mechanic Street in Red Bank has a rackful of Middle Eastern foods, including pistachio halawa (or halva, as the Israelis call it). It’s a sweet treat mixture of tahini and pistachio that Zaitooni owner Jamil Hage says he eats right out of the container with a spoon. $5.75