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RED BANK: MELTING POT CLOSES
RED BANK: Four months after its sibling restaurant Taste closed over a liquor license issue, the Melting Pot closes also.
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DONE GOOD: TURKEY-TIME POTS AND TROTS
A packed-greenhouse crowd at Sickles Market raised $72,500 last Friday night for Holiday Express, the rolling musical extravaganza that brings good cheer this time of year to 50 or soContinue reading "DONE GOOD: TURKEY-TIME POTS AND TROTS"
RED BANK: TWO EATERIES AND A ‘WILD EYE’
RED BANK: After an overhaul, a long-closed restaurant reopens; a new one announces its debut plan; and an intriguing new retail spot opens its doors.
RED BANK: SIGNS OF CHURN DOWNTOWN
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, two DIY rustic-sign shops plan opening. Plus news on an expansion by Trap Door Escape Room, a move by the artisan's collective, and more.
RED BANK: RESTAURANT SCENE IN CHURN
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, a long-closed restaurant plans to reopen, another closes, and a bike shop wheelies outta town.
RED BANK: TASTE TO REOPEN, SAYS OWNER
Taste restaurant in Red Bank’s Galleria complex has been closed for the past three weeks for failure to renew its liquor license, according to borough Clerk Pam Borghi. Ken Kruse, whoContinue reading "RED BANK: TASTE TO REOPEN, SAYS OWNER"
RED BANK: WALKING, WINING AND DINING
Boondocks Fishery at Marine Park is just one of nearly 30 stops on and off the beaten path as the Food and Wine Walk events return for a new season.Continue reading "RED BANK: WALKING, WINING AND DINING"
RED BANK: LIBRARY HOSTS FUNDRAISER
Seven months after a mass resignation of board members in a budget dispute, the Red Bank Public Library hosted a wine-tasting fundraiser to signal it is back on track toContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY HOSTS FUNDRAISER"
RED BANK: Q&A WITH JUANITA LEWIS
Democrat Juanita Lewis has been on the council since 2009. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) In Tuesday’s election for Red Bank council, incumbents Juanita Lewis and EdContinue reading "RED BANK: Q&A WITH JUANITA LEWIS"
COCKTAIL WEEK (SORRY) MUDDLES ON
Bartenders, preparing to compete at Taste Tuesday night. Chris Paseka, below, emceed the well-attended event. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON A feeling of autumn wasContinue reading "COCKTAIL WEEK (SORRY) MUDDLES ON"
RED BANK: COCKTAIL WEEK? IF YOU INSIST…
Downtown bartender Dee with some of his output, including a blackbery cosmo, below.  (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) To watch the one-named bartender Dee when the drinkContinue reading "RED BANK: COCKTAIL WEEK? IF YOU INSIST…"
RED BANK: A WALK ON THE WINE SIDE
Nearly 30 Red Bank restaurants, shops and eateries — including  the Front St. Trattoria, above— will participate in a new summer schedule of Food and Wine Walk events, set toContinue reading "RED BANK: A WALK ON THE WINE SIDE"
RED BANK: LIBRARY UNCORKS FUND DRIVE
Kristy Niro and Stephen Catania finalize the wine and cheese pairings for tonight’s event at the Red Bank Public Library, below. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIMContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY UNCORKS FUND DRIVE"
RED BANK: CLUB OFFERS KIDS A HAVEN
Children line up for pre-dinner clean-hands inspection at the Boys and Girls Club. (Photos by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge) By SARAH KLEPNER After five p.m. on a recent afternoon,Continue reading "RED BANK: CLUB OFFERS KIDS A HAVEN"
LADIES HIT THE TOWN FOR GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Flutes of champagne in hand, women assembled at the GLAMbar for the second annual Girls Night Out, touted below in a banner over Broad Street. (Photo above by Rebecca Desfosse.Continue reading "LADIES HIT THE TOWN FOR GIRLS NIGHT OUT"
Upcoming: Thursday, August 16 Red Bank Flavour, a culinary campaign driven by the borough’s restaurants and food stores, presents “A Night on the Navesink: A Flavour Summer Soiree” at theContinue reading "FOOD FOR… SPORTS GEAR AND FIELD LIGHTS"
RED BANK TO GET PERUVIAN RESTAURANT
Marita Lynn describes her native country’s cuisine as a melting pot of international influences. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Upscale fish and Chinese; affordable Vietnamese; gluten-free pizza: RedContinue reading "RED BANK TO GET PERUVIAN RESTAURANT"
HELP FOR THE HUNGRY, VETS AND ATHLETES
  TUESDAY: “Family Night Out” to benefit Lunch Break By dining at any one of 11 participating restaurants on June 12, Red Bank area residents can help take a biteContinue reading "HELP FOR THE HUNGRY, VETS AND ATHLETES"
IN RED BANK, A CULINARY LULLABYE OF B’WAY
Clockwise from top left: Young Broadway veterans Katie Boren, Miguel Cervantes, Jeff Kready and Kenita R. Miller offer up a four-course cabaret performance when Red Bank Flavour serves up someContinue reading "IN RED BANK, A CULINARY LULLABYE OF B’WAY"
SOMETHING TO WALK AND WINE ABOUT
Citing last year’s success, downtown Red Bank restaurants will reprise Food & Wine Walk this summer, beginning Sunday. (Click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI As if last weekend’s Riverfest wasn’tContinue reading "SOMETHING TO WALK AND WINE ABOUT"
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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.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...