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RED BANK: DOWNTOWN GETS SOME RETRO FIZZ
RED BANK: With its effervescent 1950s vibe and old-school diner menu, Fizz Soda Fountain bubbles to life on Monmouth Street.
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RED BANK: AT HOME WITH TOAST & TARRAGON
Amy Russo Harrigan in the newly opened Toast, housed in the former Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street. Below, an ad for the original Palace Diner that appeared in the Red BankContinue reading "RED BANK: AT HOME WITH TOAST & TARRAGON"
RED BANK: TOAST POPS UP
The widely anticipated revival of the former Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street in Red Bank as Toast restaurant was completed with a quiet opening Friday afternoon, moments after borough officialsContinue reading "RED BANK: TOAST POPS UP"
RED BANK: PLAIN DECOR BUT GOURMET GRITS
Southern style shrimp and grits from the specials menu at the Inbetween Café. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON What magnetic pull does the Inbetween Café inContinue reading "RED BANK: PLAIN DECOR BUT GOURMET GRITS"
RUTGERS TO RED BANK: HANSEL ‘N GRIDDLE
Casey Ruff, owner of the newly opened Hansel ‘n Griddle on West Front Street serves a chicken cobb salad. Below, French Toast from the breakfast menu offered throughout the day.  (PhotosContinue reading "RUTGERS TO RED BANK: HANSEL ‘N GRIDDLE"
RED BANK: BREAKFAST ALL DAY LONG
A breakfast of fried eggs, homefries and sausages from the Red Bank Diner on Broad Street. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Since the unexpected closing ofContinue reading "RED BANK: BREAKFAST ALL DAY LONG"
RED BANK: BELATED GOODBYES TO A DINER
Sisters Sarah and Claire Taylor came to the Broadway Diner from Ocean Township with their mom on Tuesday not knowing it had closed. Below, the diner’s famous buttermilk pancakes are nowContinue reading "RED BANK: BELATED GOODBYES TO A DINER"
RED BANK: DINER TO REOPEN AS TOAST
  “Sorry, closed” is all sign in the door tells patrons of the Broadway Diner, where some 40 workers were shocked to learn they’d lost their jobs Monday. Below, workersContinue reading "RED BANK: DINER TO REOPEN AS TOAST"
RED BANK: DINER POURS FINAL CUP
The diner will reopen as a new restaurant, an owner says. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank’s Broadway Diner, a gleaming all-nightContinue reading "RED BANK: DINER POURS FINAL CUP"
RED BANK: STORES REOPEN DAY AFTER FIRE
Stores, at right, were back in business as usual Monday, one day after a fire damaged a second-floor apartment at 43 Monmouth Street in Red Bank Sunday. Because customer furs areContinue reading "RED BANK: STORES REOPEN DAY AFTER FIRE"
RED BANK: FIRE RIPS DOWNTOWN APARTMENT
Firefighters used the roof of the Broadway Diner to access the burning building next door until aerial truck ladders were deployed. Below, Matt Tasche, center, escaped the burning apartment unharmed.Continue reading "RED BANK: FIRE RIPS DOWNTOWN APARTMENT"
John Copeland at his Red Bank restaurant on Saturday. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD After two decades, Red Bank’s Broadway Grille is closing this week, a victim ofContinue reading "RED BANK: BROADWAY GRILLE’S CURTAIN CALL"
RED BANK: JR.’S SIZZLES AFTER HOURS
The after-hours crowd packs Jr.’s on a recent Saturday night.  (Photos by Dan Natale. Click to enlarge) By DAN NATALE Without fanfare, but with a fair amount of merriment, aContinue reading "RED BANK: JR.’S SIZZLES AFTER HOURS"
TOWER SPARED APPARENT LIGHTNING STRIKE
A flash, a boom and an an automated alarm had Red Bank volunteer firefighters scrambling to the historic town hall at 51 Monmouth Street Friday afternoon on reports that theContinue reading "TOWER SPARED APPARENT LIGHTNING STRIKE"
Aurora Donohue finds something she likes at a Paint the Town Pink sale table outside the Broadway Diner on Saturday. Paint the Town Pink got off to a slippery start Saturday, with sporadic drizzles and showers into early afternoon before...
Cindy McCain, right, wife of GOP presidential contender Sen. John McCain, arrives for lunch this afternoon at the Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street, accompanied by state Sen. Jennifer Beck. McCain was coming from a fundraiser in Rumson. She and her...
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? TOAST TOSSED SALAD
A Chopped Greek salad with grilled shrimp, above, and a plate of hash and eggs, below. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Peace, Love and Pancakes: HowContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? TOAST TOSSED SALAD"
CHURN: SIGNS OF THE PAST… AND FUTURE
Builder Mike Rovere uncovered turn-of-the-century signs in gold leaf on either side of the facade at 18 Broad, home to a series of shoe stores dating back to 1883. (PhotoContinue reading "CHURN: SIGNS OF THE PAST… AND FUTURE"
ON THE GREEN: SLOW ROAST AT TOAST
With temperatures headed toward the high 80s, John Cushing of Bayonne rolled on with his work Tuesday, painting curbs outside the Toast restaurant under construction in the former Broadway DinerContinue reading "ON THE GREEN: SLOW ROAST AT TOAST"
CHURN: 10TH AVE. NEARS OPENING DATE
Signage is now up at 10th Ave. Burrito on West Front Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD With the restaurantization of Red BankContinue reading "CHURN: 10TH AVE. NEARS OPENING DATE"
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PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
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.