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Sage Fine Dining

Astounding! Every now and then, something truly special happens, like it did the night we had dinner at Sage Fine Dining. First of all, forget everything you think you know about kosher and fine dining. This is not kreplach and corned beef, nor is it... Read More

Europa South

This month we traveled to Point Pleasant Beach, skipping the crowded waterfront spots to visit an evergreen: Europa South. With its near-40-year history, Europa South is one of the area’s few authentic Portuguese places, and its success and customer... Read More

Pagano’s UVA Ristorante

With spring in our hearts, we headed off to the always-busy dining town of Bradley Beach to give one of its mainstay restaurants a whirl: the family-owned Pagano’s UVA Ristorante. In a town with so many dining options, this authentic Italian cornerstone... Read More

Albariño Tapas & Wine Bar

This April, we tried something a little different and visited the recently opened Albariño Tapas & Wine Bar in Shrewsbury. Albariño is the latest offspring of the Terra Moma group, a well-respected Princeton-based brand which includes Eno Terra,... Read More

Bangkok House 

In a month that features so much Irish fare, we decided to travel halfway around the world, via Eatontown, to sample the exotic tastes of Thailand at the Bangkok House. It really did feel like we had left Monmouth County. This place is the most authentic... Read More

Ocean Avenue Kitchen 

One of the greatest Superstorm Sandy success stories is Sea Bright, which has been on a steady and quite impressive rebuilding campaign. As the rebirth of this town continues, many new businesses have joined the Sea Bright landscape. Among them is a new... Read More

Blend on Main

This month, we started the new year with the quaint class of Blend on Main. Located in downtown Manasquan, it’s almost across the street from the Algonquin Theater and is directly underneath the historic Inn on Main. Due to this placement, Blend on... Read More

Russell & Bette’s

Some places have that favorite pair of jeans or broken-in cowboy boots feeling. Even though Russell & Bette’s is fairly new, it’s a comfortable space with well-worn energy, and it was just what we were looking for as we began the hectic holiday... Read More

Café Loret

Much has been written over the years about culinary master Dennis Foy. He has been credited with being a driving force in the farm-to-table cuisine movement, and his string of incredibly successful restaurants includes The Tarragon Tree in Chatham, Dennis... Read More

Christine’s

Personality plus!!! That’s the only way to describe a delicious dinner at Christine’s in Atlantic Highlands. Chef owner Ron Marino gregariously greeted us with a “where-have-you-been” vibe that made you feel like you were going to dinner at your... Read More