Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Should specialty orders lead to a higher restaurant bill?
Jack Litsky wasn't expecing his own box of whole wheat pasta to cost $24 in a Red Bank restaurant. Litsky and his wife Toby are vegans, and have become accustomed to bringing their own box of whole wheat pasta to area restaurants and asking the chef to prepare a meal, according to The Star Ledger. The Star Ledger reported the Litsky's and friends visited Monticello in Red Bank with a box of whole wheat pasta, which Litsky said he has done before at the restaurant. But when a small bowl of his own pasta, with some vegetables added, ended up costing $24 per plate, Litsky challenged the owner. Litsky said previously, he'd been charged much less per plate when bringing his own pasta. He was told there was a new price, and the police would be …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hobbymasters on White Street is back in the skateboard biz.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Jewelry designer opens new store at 65 Broad St.
Poor Cat Designs co-creator Krista Karagias is bringing her unique style of jewelry to shoppers in Red Bank with the opening of Poor Cat Designs. Karagias, of Oceanport, opened the new location at 65 Broad St. on Dec. 2 with the intention of setting up a store that would serve as a showcase for the large variety of handcrafted jewelry she offers. "The leather bracelet with the handcrafted charm is the signature look, but we are expanding the line on a daily basis and coming up with new charms every day," Karagias said. Poor cat's charms come in platinum, 24-karat and 18-karat yellow gold, 18-karat white gold, 18-karat pink gold, and sterling silver. The charms range from celestial signs such as stars and moons to animals such as Poor Cat …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Check out some of the top Red Bank and Shrewsbury-centric pages available on Facebook.
The following list is in no particular order, and of course there are many more pages to like! If your business has a Facebook page that we did not include, please tell us in the comments section below. And of course, like us on Facebook by clicking here! For more news and updates about Red Bank and Shrewsbury, subscribe to our free newsletter, "like" us on Facebook or follow @RedBankPatch on Twitter.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A new speciality lacrosse store recently opened on Broad Street.
The uninitiated might wonder how a store that's dedicated solely to lacrosse can open and survive on Broad Street in downtown Red Bank, an area typically reserved for national retail, high-end boutiques and modern restaurants. But those who know lacrosse and its fans know that no matter where you build it, they will come. Lacrosse Unlimited a growing lacrosse chain with 37 stores throughout the country, including five in New Jersey, recently opened its newest location in Red Bank. Lacrosse Unlimited is a full service lacrosse store providing custom string and dye jobs, apparel and equipment, among other accessories. But it's knowledge, in addition to the store's significant supply, that sets Lacrosse Unlimited apart from mega-sports …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Broad Street jewelry store is contributing to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts with every purchase.
This mega-shopping weekend Hamilton Jewelers is using the opportunity to make you feel a little bit better about your holiday purchases by donating a portion of its sales to Hurricane Sandy victims. The 100-year-old family-owned business will donate $25 for every transaction it makes from Black Friday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 25, to the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Hamilton Jewelers consists of five jewelry stores, three of which are in New Jersey. Locally, Hamilton Jewelers
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The vacant Broad Street location had its letters removed Tuesday.
With Morgan Stanley having recently completed an expansion of its Red Bank headquarters on Linden Place, adding more than 7,000 square feet of office space and 50 additional parking spots, the Broad Street home of Smith Barney had become a bit redundant. On Tuesday, crews and a crane set to work removing the Smith Barney letters from the facade of 89 Broad Street, signaling an official end to the independent offices of the multinational financial investment firm, which was purchased from debt-ridden Citigroup by Morgan Stanley in 2009. Employees located in the Smith Barney building have been relocated to Morgan Stanley's offices leaving the prominent downtown landmark vacant, for now at least.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Broad Street staple returns to Red Bank in the form of a Vegan juice bar and cafe combo.
Patti Siciliano decided a change was in order. The owner of the former Funk and Standard ditched her prime, streetside location, and clothing and kitsch retail in the process, in favor of an understated and below sidewalk level cafe. It's taken months to come to fruition, about two more than Siciliano expected, but the Good is here at last. Yummy Good is a juice and vegan cafe offering a variety of healthy, but delicious, food options from soups and salads to smoothies and pastries. Located at 7 Broad Street in an underground space Siciliano has spent months renovating, the cafe is a departure from her retail past and the first step toward her future. "I wanted to keep doing business in Red Bank," Sicilano said of her decision to move …
Friday, October 5, 2012
After a year of work, the small west side bodega gets its tables back.
A year after La Chaparrita had its dining tables removed for violating a zoning ordinance, the small west side bodega is getting them back, along with a slew of conditions courtesy of the Red Bank Zoning Board. The issue first began when owners of the shop, the Camargos, appeared before the zoning board to protest the application of Juanito’s Market on the grounds that it would hurt smaller shops like theirs. Soon after lodging their complaints in a public forum, zoning officials came to the bodega and told them they could no longer have dining tables at their bodega. With takeout orders accounting for about 90 percent of their business, Laura Camargo said it was imperative that the shop have a place for diners to stop for a bite to eat. …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The new shop, called House of Fades, opened this week.
A new barber shop opened in Red Bank this week bringing with it an expertise in the area of the fade-style haircut. Called Red Bank House of Fades, the small shop is located at 8B Monmouth St., next to, presumably, what will some day be a sandwich shop. The barber shop offers a number of options, including regular cuts and shape ups, but uses fades as its calling card. A fade haircut involves the use of clippers. The fade is achieved by using different closeness settings - like going from a two clipper to a three - to achieve a blended look and even allows for designs to be carved into your 'do, if that's your thing. Mostly, the fade is championed for its tight and clean look. On Thursday, we dropped in as Robinson Hernandez was giving a …