Tuesday, November 30, 2021


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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

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

Piccola Italia

This month, we visited a restaurant that has been earning high ratings and customer loyalty since 2002. Piccola Italia is located in the Cobblestone Village strip mall in Ocean Township (or Oakhurst, depending on where you like to draw your line), just... Read More

Mar Belo

While much of the planet is searching for stuffing and turkey recipes for the Thanksgiving holiday, we chose the road less traveled and took a day trip to savor the cuisines of Portugal and Spain at Mar Belo in Long Branch. It was a trip worth making.... Read More

Belford Bistro

The Journal is very proud to be introducing our new fifth edition this month: the Middletown/Lincroft Journal. With that in mind, we set off to find a Middletown restaurant – and boy, did we! We visited the well-established Belford section of Middletown.... Read More