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RED BANK: BEER AND MORE AT BIRRAVINO
RED BANK: PieHole enjoys a breezy evening on the patio at Birravino's new beer garden, where the scent of pizza perfumes the air.
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CIAO, BASIL’S. IT’S ‘BIRRAVINO’ NOW.
Victor Rallo in the bicycle-decorated atrium of Birravino. Below, one of the long communal, or feste, tables in the dining room.  (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSONContinue reading "CIAO, BASIL’S. IT’S ‘BIRRAVINO’ NOW."
RED BANK: BILLBOARD PLAN QUESTIONED
RED BANK: Replacing a 60-year-old billboard at the town's entrance with a new digital version: an upgrade or an albatross?
RED BANK: POLICE CHASE & NAB SUSPECTS
RED BANK: Police arrest three Elizabeth men on car-burglary charges after hot pursuits on foot early Monday morning.
RED BANK: BIDEN ZIPS THROUGH TOWN
RED BANK: A motorcade transporting President Biden briefly passed through town Thursday, serenaded by employees of a nearby restaurant.
RED BANK: PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
RED BANK: Borough public library announces winners of second annual "Red Bank: Always Beautiful" contest.
RED BANK: RESTAURANTS HUSTLE TO REOPEN
RED BANK: With outdoor dining set to resume Monday, and shopping-and-dining plazas coming three days later, restaurants scramble to be ready.
RED BANK: RED TANK BUBBLES TO LIFE
RED BANK: After two years of flat-out "blood and sweat," wedding photographers open Red Tank microbrewery tonight, first of a coming wave of craft suds.
RED BANK: CRAFT BREWERY LEASES FIREHOUSE
RED BANK: In another sign of a possible tsunami of craft beer coming to downtown, the former firehouse on White Street has been leased to a startup brewery,
RED BANK: THREE WEEKEND DEBUTS PLANNED
RED BANK: Two new businesses plan Memorial Day weekend openings, and a longtime veteran of the restaurant and bar scene unveils a new beer garden.
RED BANK: BEER GARDEN, VEGAN PLANS OK’D
RED BANK: Plans for an expansion of Good Karma Café and a beer garden at Birravino won planning board approval Monday night.
RED BANK: RESTAURANT PLANS ON AGENDA
RED BANK: A planned beer garden and a vegan restaurant expansion get the attention of the borough planning board Monday night.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? BELLYING UP AT SURF BBQ
Above, a smoked-brisket sandwich, left, and a pulled pork sandwich. Below, smoked maraschino cherries at the bar. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON PieHole had been itching toContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? BELLYING UP AT SURF BBQ"
RUMSON: BBQ, BOURBON & RECYCLED AMERICA
Restaurateur Victor Rallo has transformed the former Molly Maguire’s Gastropub into a barbecue joint. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD With two Italian restaurants andContinue reading "RUMSON: BBQ, BOURBON & RECYCLED AMERICA"
RED BANK: LOCAL SMOKE BBQ PLANS OPENING
Local Smoke BBQ plans to fire up its smoker in a building last rented by Delfini. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Nearly twoContinue reading "RED BANK: LOCAL SMOKE BBQ PLANS OPENING"
RED BANK: BASIE WHETS THE ‘APPETITE’
Celeb chef Jacques Pépin, above, gets things cooking at the Basie this afternoon. (Photo by Christian Ceppas) Continuing with the ever-eclectic menu of entertainments that has distinguished and defined its audience-pleasingContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE WHETS THE ‘APPETITE’"
RUMSON: RALLO TO OPEN ‘SURF BBQ’ HERE
Restaurateur Victor Rallo plans to transform the former Molly Maguire’s Gastropub into a smoked barbecue joint. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The Greater Red Bank Green, teeming withContinue reading "RUMSON: RALLO TO OPEN ‘SURF BBQ’ HERE"
RUMSON: MOLLY MAGUIRE’S CLOSING
Molly Maguire’s, above, and Kathy Maguire on her first day as owner in 2011, below. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Just three weeks shy of their fourth anniversary in theContinue reading "RUMSON: MOLLY MAGUIRE’S CLOSING"
RED BANK: A FEW HAPPY HOURS
Happy hour choices at Birravino included organic house wine, beer and an appetizer, while at Robinson’s Ale House, below, a martini starred.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSANContinue reading "RED BANK: A FEW HAPPY HOURS"
RED BANK: BREWERY, ICE CREAM SHOP SLATED
A beer brewery plans to set up operation in what’s now a taxi dispatch office next door to the train station. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Here’s somethingContinue reading "RED BANK: BREWERY, ICE CREAM SHOP SLATED"
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.