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    June 26, 2024 | Dining | Monmouth County

    Tradition reigns supreme at Highlands’ most famous seafood spot, Bahrs Landing

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    June 22, 2024 | Dining | Monmouth County

    Frankly speaking: We check out the hot spots for hot dogs in Monmouth County

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    June 10, 2024 | Dining | Monmouth County

    The best spots in Monmouth County to cut carbs (while still indulging in a fabulous meal)

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    May 4, 2024 | Dining | Colts Neck

    No-frills is the name of the game at Colts Neck Pub

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    April 26, 2024 | Dining | Monmouth County

    5 spots to dine and drink al fresco

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    April 26, 2024 | Dining | Monmouth County

    5 great spots to take Mom for Mother’s Day

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    April 22, 2024 | Dining | Monmouth County

    5 great breakfast spots to hit in Monmouth County this weekend

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    March 6, 2024 | , Dining , Philanthropy |

    Marilyn Schlossbach: Bringing Peace, Love & Community to Monmouth County

    Whether you live at the beach or only indulge in day trips, chances are you’ve eaten in one of Marilyn Schlossbach’s restaurants.

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    April 3, 2023 | , Dining | Colts Neck , Fair Haven , Holmdel , Lincroft , Little Silver , Locust , Red Bank , Rumson , Sea Bright

    A Perfect Pairing: Chef David Burke & Suzanne Sicora-Ludwig Prepare for Taste of the State 2023

    Chef David Burke & Suzanne Sicora-Ludwig team up to help Soup Kitchen 411 combat food insecurity while supporting local restaurants. The COVID-19 pandemic hit the state of New Jersey particularly hard. With over nine million Garden State residents living in close proximity, it was anticipated early-on that coronavirus would be difficult to contain. Aware of this possibility, in early 2020, the state government ordered the temporary closure of many businesses and services to ensure that New Jerseyans limited their exposure to one another, the idea being that reduced public contact would curb the spread of the virus and hasten the end of the pandemic.

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    September 1, 2022 | Dining | Rumson

    Adam Rechnitz: A TRIUMPHant Leader in the History of Brewpubs

    If you’re old enough to remember the 80s, you may recall the buzz around movies like Top Gun, wearing neon-colored…well, everything…as we danced to Let’s Get Physical, and either buying or receiving a home-brew kit for beer. Although enjoying the pleasure of alcohol started more than 7,000 years ago, in the beginning of 1979 it was still illegal in our country to brew your own beer at home. President Jimmy Carter and the Cranston Act changed all that and ushered in the home-brew hobby craze that reached its peak during the decade that followed. Soon the idea of craft beer, as it came to be called, as a viable local business took hold around the country and microbreweries and brewpubs began emerging in the 80s and 90s. As September is the traditional start of Octoberfest for all beer-loving enthusiasts, we at CM caught up with the man who pioneered the brewpub in New Jersey. He owns Triumph in Red Bank, the oldest continually operating brewpub brand in our state. Settle back, pour yourself a pint, and meet your neighbor Adam Rechnitz.

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    March 18, 2021 | Dining , Local , Events | Fair Haven , Rumson , Sea Bright

    Red Horse by David Burke to Open at Former Fromagerie Site

    Despite the challenges of the pandemic and the severe restrictions facing restaurants, renowned Chef David Burke managed to open three new restaurants in New Jersey over the past year. And now he’s preparing to open the fourth – Red Horse by David Burke, on the site of the former Fromagerie in Rumson. The prospective opening date is March 24.

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    March 1, 2021 | , Dining |

    For the Love of Food

    The Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw is quoted as saying “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

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    January 29, 2021 | Dining , Meet Your Neighbor | Colts Neck , Fair Haven , Holmdel , Lincroft , Little Silver , Locust , Red Bank , Rumson , Sea Bright

    An Alternate Ending for a Local Landmark

    Meet Your Neighbor: Scott Novick What many of us considered an aging location that held great memories, Scott Novick saw as an opportunity. Alternate Ending Beer Co. (AE) opened its doors in October in what once was the movie theater in Aberdeen, honoring both childhood memories and a forward-thinking business model.

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    September 18, 2020 | Dining , Entertainment | Red Bank

    SNOOCHIE BOOCHIES! Mooby’s Makes Red Bank Debut

    Pop-Up will be OPEN for 1 Week Only!

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    September 8, 2020 | Dining , Events | Atlantic Highlands

    Annual Taste of Atlantic Highlands Restaurant Walking Tour Returns

    Tickets are now on sale for the popular annual restaurant tour, Taste of Atlantic Highlands. The event, hosted by the Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce (AHCOC), will be held on Sunday, September 20 from 12 pm to 4 p.m. along the First Avenue Business District. The rain date is Sunday, September 27.

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    December 5, 2019 | Dining , Home , Entertainment |

    CM’s Holiday Gift Guide 2019

    Holiday Gift Guide 2019

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    June 5, 2019 | , Dining , Entertainment |

    Tim McLoone: Curing Boredom with Success

    Living in Monmouth County, you’ve almost certainly heard the name Tim McLoone.

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    October 3, 2018 | , Dining , Entertainment |

    Turning Wine Into Water: Jesse & Jon Bon Jovi Partner with French Winemaker Gérard Bertrand

    It could be a reference to the beautiful beaches of Long Island, or maybe a new brand of fancy spring water, but instead it’s something entirely unique. Take one-part award-winning music icon, one part acclaimed French winemaker, and two parts ambitious college student and what you’ll have is the new premium rosé wine company that has been named among the five best rosé wines in the world. Conceived and run by Jesse Bongiovi, the second of Jon Bon Jovi’s four children with his wife Dorothea, Hampton Water was announced in January and launched by Jon Bon Jovi and Gérard Bertrand this past February.

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    July 12, 2018 | Dining , Events | Red Bank

    Red Bank Food & Wine Walk Returns with Three Hours of Top Tastings

    Red Bank RiverCenter (RiverCenter), in conjunction with Red Bank eateries and restaurants, announced the highly anticipated return of the Red Bank Food & Wine Walk. Back for its 8th year, this summer’s premier culinary series will once again serve up an array of savory dishes and crafty cocktail samplings from more than twenty eateries and restaurants throughout the downtown

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    July 9, 2018 | Dining |

    Grilling Recipes for Your Next Barbecue

    It’s Grilling Season and thanks to Dearborn Market, we are sharing three delicious recipes for your next barbecue!

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    June 6, 2018 | Dining , Beyond The Brand | Colts Neck

    Move Over Kentucky, MuckleyEye Spirits are here

    The first full service farm distillery in New Jersey is about to become a reality in our own backyard, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of Colts Neck’s Geoff Karch. Unlike the existing industrial warehouses, The Colts Neck StillHouse (StillHouse) will offer cocktails, tours, tasting and events in the brand-new facility at 300 Route 34 South. Why MuckleyEye? Geoff explained, “This is a term my grandfather used for those moments of discovery, joy and enthusiasm. He’d scream out, ‘Holy Muckleyeye!’…a word of exuberance that matched the level of my passion for what I’m doing. Hopefully people will say ‘Holy MuckleyEye’ at the end of the experience.” This proclamation captures the core of the distillery’s motto: Each product is made with white-knuckle enthusiasm and exuberant pride.

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    June 1, 2018 | Dining , Meet Your Neighbor |

    Meet Your Neighbor: Chef David Burke

    Award-winning chef David Burke has become one of the most-recognized culinary experts in the world through hard work and cultivating an extensive professional background through working in kitchens across many cultures

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    April 30, 2018 | Dining , Meet Your Neighbor |

    Meet Your Neighbor Buddy Valastro – the Cake Boss

    A walk down Broad Street in Red Bank takes you past several stores serving yummy treats, but none have the long history or national notoriety of Carlo’s Bake Shop.

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    March 6, 2018 | Dining | Colts Neck

    The Food Spy: Surprising Colts Neck Newcomer… Union Jacques

    A ‘Food Spy’ minion serendipitously met an owner of Union Jacques several weeks ago before it opened and managed to garner an invitation to the soft-open menu tasting.

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    December 1, 2017 | Dining , Philanthropy , Meet Your Neighbor |

    Chef, Restaurateur & Philanthropist: Marilyn Schlossbach

    Busy people get things done. Award-winning restaurateur, Marilyn Schlossbach is no exception. In fact, she may be leading the local charge on how to elevate hospitality, high adventure, and service above self as one of the busiest women at work in our area. So what’s a priority on her plate these days? If only there were one!

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    November 1, 2017 | , Dining |

    Giving Back the Oprah Way, Fulfill in Monmouth County to Benefit

    Beyond providing something tasty and nutritious, if you choose to purchase an O, That’s Good! product you will be helping a local family have groceries, or a struggling mother do her taxes, or providing job training for an unemployed neighbor through Fulfill, formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties.

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    November 3, 2016 | Dining |

    The Food Spy: The Complex – The Asbury Experience

    This month, the FoodSpy ventures from the predictable and goes a little rouge.

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