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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

Neapoli in Red Bank

We decided to leave waterfront dining to the visiting shore tourists and went to check out Neapoli, which has taken over the space that was occupied for years by Gaetano’s. It’s a quick turn off Broad Street, close to the Red Bank action but not right... Read More

Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant

Summer has returned, so we decided to slip out for some oceanfront dining before the summer rush. Off we went to Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant in Long Branch. This scenic spot, at the north side of Pier Village, has been there since 1995, long before... Read More

26 West on the Navesink

If your special May lady likes waterfront locations, we found a dandy at 26 West on the Navesink in Red Bank. Located on West Street, the entire rear is dominated with a million dollar view of the Navesink River. The restaurant is shockingly huge on the... Read More

Hotel Tides

This month, the Journal is proud to be the Founding Sponsor of the Garden State Film Festival as it celebrates its 16th year by returning to its original home in Asbury Park. We were getting excited for the big weekend to come, March 22 to 25, and decided... Read More


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