Thursday, April 11, 2013
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in Red Bank, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?
Web sites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become the neighborhood food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. So what do your neighbors have to say on Yelp? Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 Red Bank restaurants: Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Do you think there were places that didn't make the list? What do you love about the Top 10? Let us know in the comments' section. Did you know Patch has a reviews section? Review any business you find in our directory.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The 'All Hands on Deck' event, which benefits the Red Bank lobster shack, will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the re-opening celebration of The Oyster Point Hotel.
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, August 24, 2012
The gourmet Chinese eatery recently opened its new expansion.
Temple, downtown Red Bank's gourmet Chinese eatery, recently opened its expanded dining room on Broad Street and has already started seeing positive results, as well as a couple of growing pains, restaurant owner Victor Kuo said. Kuo and his Big China Corporation earned Planning Board approvals in March to expand Temple by taking over 1,400 square feet of space previously occupied by Jonathan Salon. The additional space nearly doubles Temple's size to 3,100 square feet and has allowed Kuo to add additional seating and a banquet hall. Kuo also plans on adding a bar to the location, though that's still pending the acquisition of a liquor license. According to Kuo, business at the restaurant has picked up 20 percent since the expansion opened…
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.
The culinary consortium's food extravaganza is scheduled for tonight.
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 …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Zebu owner Andrew Gennusa said a lack of growth and a desire to develop a new business lead to the decision to close the Red Bank institution.
When Andrew Gennusa carried Zebu Forno from its former downtown location on Broad Street to its current home just down the street, he did so begrudgingly and with the understanding that the coffee shop and bakery he opened 11 years prior would not last. As other Zebu locations closed, among them offshoots in Morristown and Freehold, Gennusa said it became apparent that the business model, built in equal measure around providing food and drink and a hub for the community, no longer represented the opportunity to expand. Down to its last location, in Red Bank where the experiment began, Gennusa decided to close Zebu and start again. “At the end of the day, the business that I’m in right now is not the kind of business I want to be in,” he …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Lone and Claudi Kofod, of Denmark, recently opened the Danish Cafe in the Galleria.
The worst fate, they can agree, is waking up one day with regret, wondering why the chance was never taken. Sitting at the table in their new café Monday afternoon beneath a flag of Denmark, husband and wife duo Lone (pronounced Lo-na) and Claudi Kofod discussed the challenges associated with leaving their home and starting a new business venture here in the United States. The paperwork and uncertainty of applying for an investors visa to enter the country, the cash-only rental and purchasing options for foreigners, and the government clock ticking down each day on a profitability deadline have all made the move more challenging. Yet, it was the alternative – not even trying – that proved more daunting. The Kofods recently opened The …