Friday, May 17, 2013
Boondocks is back and Red Bank Art Walk takes place
There are two opening nights tonight in Red Bank — one a milestone, and the other an artsy annual event. • First, Boondocks, the Hurricane Sandy-battered al fresco seafood eatery on the Navesink River is opening its made-over deck and kitchen later this afternoon at 4 p.m. "Lobsters are here, sun is out, we are ready to go!," ownership said on the fishery's Facebook page. Check out some of the pics of the rehab in progress on the page. The place was washed away with the Sandy tide — the only in Red Bank to take the beating, due to its unfortunate on-the-river locale. There were fundraisers to get the popular small, casual place back on its feet. And today is the day. • Also tonight, from 5 to 10 p.m. is Red Bank's annual signature Art Walk…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The new event Flavour event would be held in Marine Park at the end of June.
Good food, good drinks, and Red Bank’s best view. Organizers of Red Bank Flavour’s newest culinary concept, Sippin’ on the River, think they’ve found the recipe for another successful food fair. Scheduled for the last weekend in June, the event is expected to feature gourmet food from the borough eateries, beer and wine, and a great view of the Navesink River from Marine Park. “It’s just Flavour, dude,” Bistro and Teak Co-owner and Flavour Founder George Lyristis said of the motivation to develop another foodie event. “It’s going to be an event where we can give back to the community while promoting the town like we always do.” Lyristis said the new food event was conceptualized about a year ago and has gone through the planning process …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Businesses from Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Little Silver, Long Branch and more to offer samples of their cuisine to benefit Sea Bright Rising.
There will be food and drink and dancing, of course, but this weekend when Sea Bright Rising holds its sold-out Beach Bash fundraiser at Ocean Place Resort and Spa, the main item on the menu will be a break from Sandy's wrath. "I think people are just looking for an escape, especially down there in Sea Bright, and I think that's why we sold out so quickly," said restaurateur George Lyristis. "People just want a little bit of normalcy, and we're going to give it to them and raise a little bit of money in the process." The Sea Bright Rising event is backed by Red Bank Flavour, a culinary alliance that spotlights Red Bank restaurant, bars, lounges and eateries. All are donating their food and staff, away from their businesses on what is …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Select restaurants are offering promotions for the '12 Days of Flavour'
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Red Bank businesses will ring in Christmas with the "12 Days of Flavour" promotion. Select businesses throughout downtown are offering gift card promotions and dining specials each day through Dec. 23 in a campaign sponsored by the Red Bank Flavour Culinary Alliance. The promotion started Wednesday with $5 "cupcake cash" free at Sugarush with the purchase of $25 in cupcake cash. It continues as follows: Dec. 13: The Downtown will offer $5 Stoli drinks, specialty cocktails and rock ‘n’ roll karaoke to all holiday shoppers. Dec. 14: The Cupcake Magician will be giving away free caramel apple cupcakes. Dec. 15: Receive a $75 gift card for only $50 at Blue Water Seafood. Dec. 16: Enjoy a special, $25 prix-fixe menu at Dish and visit Front …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The downtown culinary alliance donated checks to Lunch Break and the Red Bank Middle School Athletic Association Wednesday.
Red Bank Flavour knows how to throw a party. It's recent Night on the Navesink summer soiree attracted hundreds of visitors to the Molly Pitcher Inn to savor the eats of the downtown's accumulated culinary expertise. It's because of that success that Flavour was able to raise more than $6,500 to be distributed to two local charities: Lunch Break and the Red Bank Middle School Athletic Association. Flavour presented two checks at Wednesday night's council meeting for $3,350 to be given to each organization. Borough council lauded the efforts of Flavour and event organizers, saying they not only hosted a great event following months of planning, but were able to raise money for two great causes. Lunch Break, Red Bank's combination soup …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The third annual event brought together food, music, beer, and thousands of eager visitors.
On a beautiful early fall day, thousands poured into the White Street parking lot to enjoy the live music, eats, and drinks of the third annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival. Though an official tally isn't yet available, the huge crowds Sunday afternoon were the largest we've seen at the event, which has drawn upwards of 10,000 people during past years and has fast become a signature event for the borough. Organized by Red Bank RiverCenter, Oyster Fest included two stages, several varieties of draught beer, and eats from more than 20 of Red Bank's favorite restaurants. Check out the gallery above to see what went down at this year's Guinness Oyster Festival.
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Red Bank restaurant consortium is nearly a year old and has continued its mission, despite challenges.
In just a few weeks it will have been a year since several downtown Red Bank restaurants, frustrated with the state of the economy, frustrated with the state of Red Bank’s stale boom-era branding, joined together to form the eatery association known as Flavour. With the goal of promoting the borough’s restaurants with a modern marketing campaign and a dedicated budget pooled directly from the wallets of the business owners, the group set off at once last September, developing their new brand while distancing themselves from Red Bank marketing and publicity efforts that didn’t fit what they believed to be the downtown’s biggest draw: its restaurants. The scene at the Molly Pitcher Inn Wednesday evening showed the culmination of the year’s …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Flavour event at the Molly Pitcher Inn attracted approximately 650 people.
Red Bank Flavour hosted its summer culinary extravaganza, Night on the Navesink, at the Molly Pitcher Inn Thursday evening. The event, a showcase of food and drink from various downtown eateries, was attended by a large crowd of about 650 people, who were invited to sample signature dishes from their favorite restaurants. Night on the Navesink helped raise money for Flavour and the Red Bank Middle School Athletic Foundation. Flavour is a consortium that helps promote and market the downtown's restaurants. Check out the photos above for a look at the night's festivities.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Flavour, Red Bank's restaurant alliance, is hosting a an event to help raise money for Lunch Break and the Red Bank Middle School Athletic Association.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Red Bank Flavour and more than 20 local eateries are coming together to host A Night on the Navesink: A Flavour Summer Soiree at the Molly Pitcher Inn Thursday, Aug. 16. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. in the newly renovated hotel and guests are invited to try the culinary samplings of participating restaurants as well as a selection of wines, libations, and craft beers from New Jersey breweries. A portion of proceeds from A Night on the Navesink will benefit Lunch Break and the Red Bank Middle School Athletics Foundation, according to a release. "Red Bank Flavour’s partnership with J.P. Barry Hospitality has presented another opportunity to showcase the culture, cuisine and panoramas that makes the Two River region so unique. Guests will …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The local restaurant network chooses Lunch Break as its official charity choice.
Red Bank's culinary alliance, Flavour, has chosen local soup kitchen Lunch Break as its official charity beneficiary, the group announced Thursday. The partnership kicks off this spring and summer with a new campaign called "Give Some Flavour, Get Some Flavour," a mutually beneficial promotion that encourages diners to eat at some of Red Bank's favorite restaurants on Monday night by promising a portion of the evening's dinner sales will be donated to the non-profit organization. "As an alliance of culinary professionals, we feel that Lunch Break is the perfect organization for Red Bank Flavour to work with on an on-going basis,” Valerie Aufiero, owner of the Front Street Trattoria, said in a prepared statement. "With such a diverse …