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Little Szechuan

The first-ever Taste of Little Silver event is set for May 21, so we decided to take an advance tour of the town and try one of the many eateries in Little Silver. We went with a retro favorite, the Little Szechuan. I had heard so many good things about... Read More

The Foodie’s Companion

If you are a foodie, you will relate to Ian Alan Holder, a local author and blogger who loves all things food-related: the preparing of food, the cooking of food, the trivia and history of food. Mr. Holder came to the food industry at the age of 65, after... Read More

Let’s Talk About Crepes

A fancy way to say “pancakes,” crepes are the French word for a delicate, thin pancake that can be served as a tempting breakfast, an interesting appetizer, a tasty entrée, a vegetable-filled side dish, or sweetened as a luscious dessert. The word... Read More

Historic Walnford

One of the most wonderful things about historic places in Monmouth County is how they continue on as living sites. Thanks to countless volunteers, historic societies, and the Monmouth County Park System, there are many preserved and very active sites... Read More

Special Events for May and June 2017

May 9 and 16 Mental Health First Aid Class – 5:30 p.m. at Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville Road, Middletown. Learn the skills to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders with training presented by the... Read More

Pinot’s Palette

There are entertainment venues where you can view the arts from the front row – and then there are venues where you can create the arts yourself. Pinot’s Palette is that kind of place. Whether you are looking to get in touch with your artistic side... Read More

One World Observatory

As the song goes – on a clear day, you can see forever. Or at least it seems like you can see forever if you happen to take a day trip to One World Observatory in lower Manhattan. The observatory encompasses three floors – levels 100, 101, and 102... Read More

Weekend in Old Monmouth

Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 are this year’s dates that mark the return of the annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth.” Bonafide buffs and the historically curious wait for this special weekend that runs every year, rain or shine. “Weekend in Old... Read More

Blu Grotto Ristorante

We got the blues, and we couldn’t be happier. Blu Grotto Ristorante is a sensory explosion. It excites all your senses, like a bolt out of the blue (and that, I promise, is officially the last bad blue reference of this column). This place is unlike... Read More

Pasta! Pasta! Pasta!

Cook books should not only teach new recipes, but they should be fun; fun to look at the illustrations, fun to inspire the cook to try something new, fun in the desire to try colorful, tempting, and tasty dishes to shake up your cooking repertoire. In... Read More