Red Bank Food and Wine Walk (07/21/2013)


zzzzzEvent Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

1:30pm ticket purchase

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Red Bank New Jersey has the perfect event for food and wine lovers. Join Red Bank for their annual food and wine walk. Happening every third Thursday of the month, it is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends or with a special friend as a date. Purchase a $35 wrist band for access to all the best the restaurants of Red Bank have to offer. Enjoy the afternoon strolling through the historic and scenic town as you sample all the food and wine that is offered throughout the business district in Red Bank.

Red Bank will offer a limited amount of wrist bands for the day. Wrist bands can be purchase at 1:30, just a half hour before the events starts and can be brought at the following locations:

  • Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar – 11 Bridge Avenue
  • Red Restaurant & Lounge – 3 Broad Street
  • Teak – 64 Monmouth Street

Don’t forget to bring your id, as this is a 21 and only offer and they will be checked before purchase is allowed. Once you have received your wrist band you will be given a map, because of course you don’t want to get lost. And of you go on your adventure.

The following is a list of participating establishments. Don’t forget not everyone serves liquor, in the places without liquor you will receive two samples of food instead. Asterisks indicate that they do serve alcohol.

  • Biagio Wood-Fired Pizza, 12 Broad Street
  • *Buona Sera, 50 Maple Avenue
  • The Bistro at Red Bank, 14 Broad Street
  • Bonndocks Fishery, 1 Marine Park
  • Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil, 19 Monmouth Street
  • The Cheese Cave, 14 Monmouth Street
  • Cupcake Magician, 54 Monmouth Street
  • *Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar, 11 Bridge Avenue
  • Dish, A Restaurant, 13 White Street
  • *The Downtown, 10 W. Front Street
  • Front Street Trattoria, 31 W. Front Street
  • Gaetano’s, 10 Wallace Street
  • *Jamian’s Food & Drink, 79 Monmouth Street
  • Jr.’s Burgers, 17 W. Front Street
  • La Pastaria, 30 Linden Place
  • Lil Cutie Pops, 16 Monmouth Street
  • *Pazzo MMX, 141 W. Front Street
  • Readie’s Market Cafe, 39 Broad Street
  • *red Restaurant & Lounge, 3 Broad Street
  • Siam Garden, 2 Bridge Avenue
  • Sicilia Cafe, 128 Broad Street
  • Sugarush, 37 E. Front Street
  • *Taste, 2 Bridge Avenue
  • *Teak, 64 Monmouth Street
  • *The Wine Cellar, 23 Monmouth Street
  • The Globe Hotel 20 E. Front Street

It’s a sure way to have a great time while visiting us here at the comfort inn. Take a cab in to be safe and enjoy the afternoon. Don’t forget to tell us what was your favorite and least favorite!

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Ka-Boom went Ker-Splat in 2012


Well it’s a shame that this happened and I am sure there are people who are still lingering in disappointment since hearing that KaBoom Fireworks will not be displayed along the Navesink River in Red Bank this year.

It broke my heart when I saw it come across the wire.  For 50 continuous years, a fun family time of food, entertainment, catching up with friends, and most importantly fireworks was celebrated in the 2.2 square miles of Central New Jersey called Red Bank.  It was the party of all parties, a display of lights flashing across the night sky bedazzling spectators while synchronized to music played on Q104.3, but this year the night sky will be only illuminated from the light of the stars swirling around our universe.

I will need to rethink my plans for this year.  After all, there is still Long Branch.  They have Oceanfest along the boardwalk and promenade on Ocean Avenue.  Oceanfest lasts all day long and will tire out even the most energetic child.

Farewell KaBoom, maybe next year or possibly the year after, but I truly hope to see you again.  

Great News for Foodies!


Jersey Shore Restaurant Week is coming back April 13-22, 2012! 

Participating restaurants are gearing up to dish out the deliciousness you are craving.  The participating restaurants will offer a three course menu for $20.12 or $30.12 per meal.  You will be able to choose from three appetizers, three entrees and three desserts.   There is “shore” to be something for everyone.

So far some great restaurants are on board to serve up their dinner specialties.  In Red Bank, which is right around the corner from the Middletown Comfort Inn; Basil T’s, Pazzo and Temple Gourmet Chinese will be available for your dining pleasure.  If you go a bit to the east of us in Rumson, you can enjoy the scrumptious meals served at David Burke Fromagerie, Salt Creek Grille, and Undici Taverna Rustica.  There are plenty more restaurants to choose from along the shore.  I dare you to not cook all that week!

Did you miss Restaurant Week in the past because you couldn’t make it out for dinner?  Great News, this year select restaurants will offer Lunch Menus during this special week!  So mark your calendars, or iPhones or Blackberries – don’t miss out!

Girlfriends’ Valentine Luncheon


Are you looking for a great reason to have lunch with your BFF? The Monmouth County Historical Association is hosting RED, A Girlfriends’ Valentine Luncheon. This event is occurring on Thursday, February 9th at the Rumson Country Club. I did call ahead to double check everything and this is what I found out.

• You do not have to be a member of the Historical Association to attend this luncheon

• You also don’t have to bring a friend (although that is much more fun)

• Men are welcome to attend (it is not just about the ladies)

• You will definitely have to find a sitter if you have children

I checked out the menu and it looks delicious! In fact, my belly starting rumbling thinking about the Butternut Squash Soup and the Chocolate Mousse Cake with Berries. Isn’t it about how you start and end your meal?

The MCHA has kindly posted all information including an RSVP card on their website. For more information you can call 732-462-1466. All proceeds benefit the continuing operation of the Historical Association. We are fortunate to live in an area that is rich with history – help the Historical Association continue their mission of educating us and future generations.