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Exotic Thai Food Dining – Curbside

I never thought that we would come together for the third time without being able to share the details of dinner in one of our area restaurants. Last month I said I miss restaurants, and each week I miss them more. So this month, we re-assembled the review... Read More

Dining-In With Some of our Local Favorites

The very night we were going out to review our restaurant for April, the announcement was made – all restaurants would be open for take-out and delivery only. Could this be true? Is this really happening? I put down my keys, put on my comfy clothes,... Read More

Red Bank Welcomes New Italian Restaurant, Via Avanti

Just six weeks before this writing, Red Bank welcomed a new Italian restaurant and for those of you thinking, “Well that’s bold,” Via Avanti is definitely worth a try. There are many signs that it is a new place. For instance, the menu says Sneek... Read More

Brooklyn Fine Dining Comes to Monmouth County

Tinton Falls just welcomed a new restaurant to its busy dining intersection, and so we waited our turn to give it a try. Gargiulo’s moved into the former Portofino’s, and it has been busy since it opened. Even our early week dinner was crowded, so... Read More

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