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Expand your mind and buy
great art at local galleries
BY SEAN O’BRIEN
NIGHT AND DAY
COVER
Art is all around us – and art
galleries and events are too in the
Monmouth and Ocean county area.
When I first began looking at
different kinds of pieces and mediums
of art on display in galleries, I thought
I was at a disadvantage, as I
personally lack artistic ability.
Recently, though, I’ve come to the
conclusion that this inability to create
artwork of my own hasn’t prevented
me from expanding the creative
portion of my mind and has allowed
me to become my own favorite art
critic. I like what I like, and I know it
when I see it.
In my recent exploration of the art
world, I found there are many more
galleries and art-related events right in
the local area than I had ever noticed
before.
Here is a list of some art galleries
and upcoming events that “rightbrained” people might want to check
out.
This year will see the 17th annual
Art in the Park, set to be held on
Sunday, May 24, at West End Park in
Long Branch. Art in the Park will take
place between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Artists of all backgrounds are
encouraged to attend.
Long Branch is a longstanding artistic community that embraces artists
and their work. This event will turn the
corner of Brighton Avenue and Ocean
Avenue into one of the biggest art
events in the state. This art and
artisan fair specializes in high-quality
and unique art that is separate from
the commercially-popular art many of
us are accustomed to.
FEATURE
All proceeds will benefit the artists
directly, so if you want to support
some talented “starving artists,” this
is an event you won’t want to miss.
There promises to be all forms of
art available at Art in the Park, like
ceramics, photographs, paintings,
sculptures, hand-designed jewelry and
other forms of art on display at Art in
the Park. The Paul Marino Band will be
providing live entertainment on the
park’s outdoor stage throughout the
afternoon.
If you are an artist looking to
participate in art sales, contact the
event coordinator, Mare Akana, at
[email protected] for registration
and general details.
If fine art is your thing, then you
should definitely check out Beacon
Fine Arts Gallery in Red Bank.
Located at 61 Monmouth Street, this
gallery specializes in displaying
nationally- and internationallyacclaimed works of art. Enthusiasts
are encouraged and welcomed to
browse the gallery’s offerings of both
two-dimensional and threedimensional pieces.
Parlor Gallery, located at 717
Cookman Ave. in Asbury Park,
specializes in exhibiting a unique taste of
emerging and established artists in New
Jersey. They provide a relaxed and
inspirational space the likes of which one
seldomly sees outside of urban areas.
The innovative curation at Parlor
Gallery hopes to expose upcoming
artists, and gives talented artists that
have not exhibited work before an
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opportunity to put their work on
display.
Jersey Shore Moments, located at
209 Route 71 in Manasquan,
specializes in the display and sale of
Jersey Shore art. This includes both
art made by artists from the area and
art made that captures the beauty and
atmosphere of our beloved home, the
Jersey Shore.
Owner and operator Maggie
McChesney is a master of framing.
With over 14 years in the industry, you
can be sure that Jersey Shore
Moments can assist you with
anything when it comes to framing.
Their keen eye for unique frame
designs and deep knowledge and
understanding of framing skills
guarantee that the best job will get
done for any framing project you
might need.
The Art Alliance of Monmouth
County, founded in 1978, is central
New Jersey’s premier showcase
organization for visual art. Located at
33 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, the
Art Alliance serves as a means to
promote the advancement of the
visual arts, and provides a classroom,
studio, and exhibition space to local
artists.
The Art Alliance holds that art is
valuable and essential to our culture,
so they have created a safe space for
artists to work, learn, and make
contributions to the mission of
advancing the visual arts.
With over 300 members, The Art
Alliance of Monmouth County is a
large community that is constantly
getting bigger. Artists and art
enthusiasts alike are encouraged to
join the alliance. Diverse classes and
workshops, a bi-monthly newsletter,
and monthly openings are among
some of the benefits members of the
Art Alliance can enjoy, as well as being
a member of a thriving community of
artists to help promote the
advancement of art at the Jersey
Shore.
Rock out, tell some jokes or
read a poem at open mic nights
BY SEAN O’BRIEN
NIGHT AND DAY
COVER
Do you write your own music, poetry, or stories? Are you looking to share
your talent with others, but are having
trouble finding the vehicle through
which you can express yourself?
Sometimes, you just need to find
an open mic to get yourself out there
and perform.
Performing in front of an audience
can both help boost your confidence
and help you gauge audience
reactions that might provide an opportunity for you to tweak your act.
Whether you’re a veteran of the
open mic scene, or looking to get
yourself out there for the first time,
this list will help you find some of the
best open mic nights in the
Monmouth and Ocean County area.
Red Bank is one of the most popular
areas at the Shore. Boasting a young
crowd and a hip bar scene, Red Bank is
a great place to get in the spotlight.
Jamian’s Food and Drink has a
great open mic night every Sunday.
From 8 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., Jamian’s
features great acts from bands to
spoken word. The set fills very quickly,
so it is encouraged that you arrive and
sign up early. The great thing about
Jamian’s open mic night is that they
provide a PA system, drum set,
amplifiers, and keyboard, so you don’t
have to lug around your equipment or
spend too much time setting up and
waiting for other bands to set up or
break down their equipment.
The Brighton Bar in Long Branch
hosts an open mic night every
Tuesday. From 8 p.m until 11 p.m,
enjoy free admission and the chance
to get up on stage and perform. The
FEATURE
Brighton Bar open mic invites singers,
poets, comedians, and even
encourages actors looking to perform
short skits or one man shows.
The Brighton Bar pairs their open
mic night with two-for-one drink
specials. Admission is free for open
mic night, and the event is open to
individuals 21 and older.
Looking to try your hand at
comedy? Well, there are some really
good open mic opportunities in the
local area for comedians to get a few
laughs.
Check out a great comedy open
mic night at one of the coolest spots
in Asbury Park, Bank on Mattison.
Every other Wednesday, enjoy live
comedy for free, or participate for just
a $5 entry fee. Participants are
guaranteed at least five minutes of
stage time, but depending on the size
of the setlist, performers could get up
to 10 minutes. Signups start at 7:30,
and the show begins at 8 p.m.
Upcoming open mic shows will take
place on May 13 and May 27.
Jersey Jokers is a once a month
open mic night at The Dublin House in
Red Bank; it takes place every first
Thursday of the month and allows
young comics the chance to get
themselves out there. Chris Covert, an
outlandish local Jersey Shore comic
who combines wit and music and also
performs regularly around Red Bank, is
the presenter.
The next Jersey Jokers open mic
event will take place on May 7.
Yet another comedy open mic night
can be found at Crust & Crumble
Pizzeria in Asbury Park. Aptly named
“Two Guys, A Girl, and A Pizza Place,”
this open mic night is hosted by Dan
Gagliardi, Ron Avon, and Melissa
Jouben. There is no cover charge, so
come enjoy some great gourmet pizza
and awesome comedy every other
Thursday. Upcoming shows take place
on May 7 and May 21.
Local coffee houses offer an
intimate setting for open mic night
events. Green Planet, located at 700
Arnold Ave. in Point Pleasant Beach,
hosts an open mic night every
Monday night that begins at 7 p.m.
Revolutionary Lounge, located at
1776 Hooper Ave. in Toms River, hosts
an open mic night every Tuesday night
from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Hosted by artist
and musician Chris Rockwell, the open
mic at Revolutionary Lounge
welcomes artists, musicians,
comedians, and poets of all levels of
experience to take the stage. They ask
the musical asks be strictly original
music. The most important rule at
Revolutionary Lounge’s open mic night
is to have fun.
Additionally, Surf Taco in Jackson
hosts an open mic night every
Wednesday night. Hosted by Billy
Simmons, the Surf Taco Jackson open
mic night begins at 10 p.m.
Get out there and grab a mic where
you can!
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Paint & sip your way
to a masterpiece
of an evening out
BY SEAN O’BRIEN
NIGHT AND DAY
COVER
There is nothing like drinking a cold
beer at a baseball game on a sunny
day. For me, that is one of the best
springtime activities out there. But
what about those who don’t like
sports; those who might be a bit more
artistically minded?
Well, for those people, there is a
new fad gaining in popularity that
marries two individually fun things: art
and wine. These “paint and sip”
opportunities grant the artistic
community a new form of
entertainment that involves creative
expression — and drinking some vino.
Here is a small sampling of area
businesses that offer painting party
opportunities in our area.
Pinot’s Palette, located at 100
Route 9 North in Manalapan, is
Monmouth County’s premier painting
party institution. Pinot’s Palette invites
anyone and everyone of all artistic skill
levels to come paint, drink, and have
fun.
“Anyone can create their own
Picasso,” they say, as there is no
artistic skill required, just a good
attitude. Anyone can come in, but
Pinot’s Palette is best enjoyed when
going with friends for a birthday party,
girls or guys night out, or making a
memorable date experience with a
significant other.
Pinot’s Palette is a BYOB art studio,
and they encourage you to bring all
the wine and snacks you wish as they
will provide glasses, ice, silverware,
napkins, and, of course, all the art supplies you may need.
FEATURE
Pinot’s Palette has opened another
location at 12 Broad Street in Red
Bank.
Looking to learn how to paint and
other art basics? Pinot’s Palette is the
perfect place for you, as they offer
classes open to the public. This a
great opportunity for the
inexperienced to try his or her hand at
painting as you can relax and loosen
up with a few drinks and let your
creativity guide your hand as you let
go of your inhibitions.
The relaxed atmosphere
relinquishes the pressure put on by
other professional art classes and
allows you to work, learn, and thrive in
a comfortable environment.
Visit Pinot’s Palette online at
www.pinotspalette.com to find class
schedules and to reserve your spot in
a class. Classes range in style and are
reasonably priced between around
$30 to $50 per person attending the
class.
Some interesting upcoming classes
hosted by Pinot’s Palette in Red Bank
include Girls Just Want to Have Wine
($38 per person), on Thursday, May 7,
from 7 p.m to 9 p.m., and Shade, Sand
and Salt Air ($48 per person), which
will be held on Friday, May 22, from 7
p.m to 10 p.m. Be sure to make your
reservations online.
Another great opportunity to enjoy
paint and sip events is hosted by a
business called ArtWorx Events.
ArtWorx Events was founded by
Danielle Arno in October of 2013. She
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began hosting events a little over a
year ago.
ArtWorx Events hosts both public
and private paint and sip events.
Public events are generally held at
bars and restaurants. Private parties
can be booked by companies for
corporate and team building exercises
or for bachelorette parties, bridal and
baby showers, birthdays or any other
occasion.
Arno, Monmouth County native,
founder, and owner of ArtWorx Events,
has a diverse educational and working
background in the fields of art
education, marketing, event planning,
and more.
These events will have you painting
on canvas or wine glasses, and,
according to Arno, coffee mugs will
hopefully soon be added to the
repertoire of mediums used.
ArtWorx Events host pressure-free
events that welcome artists of all skill
levels. With Danielle’s help, even the
least skilled artist can surprise his or
herself, and their friends.
Attending an ArtWorx Events party
is a great opportunity for beginners
like me, as there is no judgement, no
criticism, no pressure — just fun.
Each attendee will have his or her
own canvas or glass on which to
work. The works are not pre-sketched,
so, though you will be working with a
visual aid, you will have complete
creative freedom. ArtWorx Events
encourages growth through creativity
and artistic expression.
Creativity really thrives during
these sessions, as Arno informed me
that “The people who have the
biggest doubts about their artistic
ability always surprise themselves
with their results.”
A scheduled list of upcoming
events can be found at
www.artworxevents.com — in the
event calendar, you will see a picture
of the painting on which each public
event will work. Hosts of private
parties can choose the painting they
would like to complete.
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A familiar place with a new vibe & location
BY SEAN O’BRIEN
NIGHT AND DAY
COVER
Tired of going to the same old
places time and time again?
I love my Irish pubs, but when I
frequent my regular spots too often, I
find myself in a holding pattern. Not
that I will ever get sick of my favorite
bars, but instead, I tend to look to
branch out every once in a while —
and I have recently found exactly what
I need: an escape from the norm. An
oasis, if you will.
Toms River has much to offer, but
few establishments offer delicious
food and cold drinks at an unbeatable
value like McIntyre’s Pub.
FEATURE
THE HISTORY
Jim Reynolds, manager of day-today operations, and his partner, Gerry
McIntyre, are lifelong friends. They
referred jokingly to McIntyre’s house
as McIntyre’s Pub, and with Reynolds’
experience in the service industry,
they soon found inspiration to actually
open a pub in McIntyre’s name.
They opened the first McIntyre’s in
late 2003, and have built a reputable
customer base that keeps coming
back.
One of the best sports bars in
town, McIntyre’s Pub continues to
attract new and old customers by
offering them just what they want: a
comfortable space to watch the game
with friends whilst enjoying a couple
of cold ones and bar fare at
unbeatable prices.
Other than their loyal customers,
McIntyre’s has also built a solid
foundation in its staff members. Many
of the staff members have been
steadily employed at McIntyre’s for
many years. The equally familiar faces
loyal customers will see both sitting
around the bar and standing behind it
only solidifies the communal strength
of McIntyre’s Pub.
MCINTYRE’S
PUB
1747 Hooper Ave.
Toms River
(732) 349-0420
www.mcintyrespub.com
either end,
making for
NEW DIGS
more seating on
McIntyre’s was previously located
both sides of
on Route 37, and recently closed its
the bar. Don’t
doors to reopen in the Silverton
be discouraged
section of Toms River.
if you’re there
McIntyre’s Pub is now located at
to watch a
1747 Hooper Ave. in Anchorage Plaza. game and you
If you are at all familiar with the
get a spot on
previous establishment, you know
one of the
that McIntyre’s was once housed in a corners, as they
large building that was nothing short
have plenty of
of intimidating. Though McIntyre’s
HDTVs at all angles to offer the most
boasts a great reputation for serving
comfortable viewing experience from
up delicious food at a great value with every seat in the house.
some fantastic drink choices, such a
Reynolds emphasized his delight
spacious area might have had the
with the smaller bar, saying, “Now,
potential to turn new customers away. when we draw even a smaller more
Reynolds expressed the
regular crowd, the place comes alive
shortcomings of the spacious nature
with laughter.” When weekends draw
of the old bar, saying, “If we had 50
larger crowds, especially now during
people in there, you might never know playoff hockey and basketball,
it due to the size of the place.”
McIntyre’s surely springs to life,
McIntyre’s new location is a smaller thriving on the fun to be had by all of
building that offers a spacious, yet
its customers.
cozy, interior. Modern lighting and the
newly renovated space create a
GREAT FOOD, GREAT VALUE
friendly and inviting atmosphere that
One of the first things you might
welcomes all.
notice about McIntyre’s Pub’s menu is
High-top tables and comfortable
the classic bar fare it offers. They do
booths line the perimeter of the pub,
not do try to impress food snobs with
but if you’re heading McIntyre’s you
fancy or exotic dishes, but instead
have got to sit up at the bar. The
entice the normal bar crowd with
magnificent bar nearly stretches the
entire length of the building, but what perfected and hand-crafted favorites.
is more impressive is that it angles on
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For starters, you
have much to
choose from. Their
wings ($8) are
finished on the grill
for an added crisp
that is utterly
delightful. I ordered
the wings last time I
went, but the Irish
nachos ($9) caught
my eye as a server
brought them to a
table near mine. The Irish nachos are
crispy waffle fries tossed in mild
seasonings and smothered with
cheddar, bacon, tomatoes, and
jalapenos. I actually stopped the
server after she had dropped the
platter off to ask what it was she had
just served, it looked so delicious.
People acquainted with McIntyre’s
will see some familiar sights when
they look to the menu. Dishes like fish
‘n’ chips ($9), shepherd’s pie ($9), and
baked ravioli ($9) all make returning
appearances on the menu. These are
among some of their traditional pub
fare choices that you should try, as
they are cooked to perfection and
served to your liking with great sides.
One of the stand-out entrées is the
Dublin bay shrimp ($11), which offers
jumbo shrimp baked in olive oil with
garlic, herbs, diced tomatoes, and a
splash of ale, served with mashed
potatoes — surely a dinner that will
not soon be forgotten.
Returning customers will also be
pleased to see that 10-inch brick oven
pizzas are a new addition to the menu,
and these have proven to be one of
the hottest items. These pizza pies are
great for sharing as an appetizer, as a
late night snack during your favorite
sporting events, or as a nice filling
entrée that you can keep all to
yourself.
Sandwiches and burgers are
staples of the pub scene, and
McIntyre’s menu truly shines when
you look at its offerings in that
section. The smothered sirloin steak
sandwich ($10) is served with grilled
sirloin steak on a garlic roll with
sautéed mushrooms and onions with
a side of fries is a mouthwatering
sandwich.
The prime rib melt ($8) is another
delicious choice served with
blackened prime rib smothered with
cheddar cheese and topped with
crispy onion rings.
Another eye-catching sandwich is
the Celtic Cuban ($8), which offers an
Irish twist on a Caribbean classic by
substituting ham with corned beef.
The sandwich is completed with the
addition of Swiss cheese, pickles, and
mustard on grilled rye bread.
The classic pub burger ($7) is your
standard half-pound burger topped
with your choice of cheese and the
option to add bacon, fried onions, or
mushrooms for just a dollar more.
The Dubliner ($8) is served with
horseradish, cheddar, bacon, and
grilled tomato.
The black and bleu burger ($8)
blends Cajun spices with rich, creamy
bleu cheese dressing.
They also offer a delicious
vegetarian burger, the black bean
burger ($7), which is topped with
cheddar jack cheese and served with
salsa.
McIntyre’s Pub offers many classic
choices in terms of salads and sides.
Their fries make for a great side order,
and you can go with the traditional
fries ($5), or spice things up with
cheese fries or garlic parmesan fries
($6).
McIntyre’s Pub hosts daily specials,
and though they have not yet set in
stone which specials will be offered
on a day-to-day basis, they can
promise that their prime rib night —
among one of the most popular
specials — will be making its return
very soon, according to Reynolds.
COLD DRINKS
Craft beer has become one of the
biggest hypes for young beer drinkers,
and McIntyre’s has not shied away
from serving up some great ones.
They offer a nice selection of
traditional beers, as well.
With over 20 beers on tap,
McIntyre’s offers something for
everyone. Coors Light, Miller Lite, Bud
Light, and Budweiser round out the
traditional domestic brews on tap
while Stella Artois, Sam Adams
Boston Lager, Blue Moon and Sierra
Nevada serve as the bridge between
old craft beer and new craft beer.
The craft selections range in styles
and it would certainly be a tiresome
task to find a beer that didn’t appeal
to any one customer at the bar. They
offer selections like Long Trail IPA,
DuClaw Serum Double IPA, Rinn Duin
(a brewery based in Toms River) Pota
café and St. John Red, Firestone
Walker Union Jack, and Shock Top
Belgian White. Few of these crafts are
set in stone, however, as the everbrewing craft companies come up
with new brews monthly. McIntyre’s
Pub likes to keep itself as up to date
as possible by rotating craft beers in
and out as necessary.
Come on in Monday through Friday
between 11 a.m and 4 p.m to enjoy
Great Big Bud Light drafts for just
$3.50.
McIntyre’s also offers a selection of
wines and spirits. Some of the
interesting cocktails they offer include
the strawberry lemonade, which is
Three Olives Strawberry Vodka with
lemonade and garnished with a juicy
strawberry. The ginger mint iced tea is
another cocktail, which consists of
ginger infused vodka, muddled mint
liqueur, and iced tea in a tall glass.
McIntyre’s Pub offers a selection of
great drinks and delicious food in an
atmosphere that is entirely its own. It
has moved locations recently and
offer customers, both new and old, a
fresh and comfortable setting in which
to watch the best sporting events.
With plenty of tables, seats at the
bar, and several TVs that are
strategically positioned to offer
optimal viewing from every seat, you
can be sure that McIntyre’s Pub is
your home for sports, friends, and a
great time.
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Dine on our Outdoor Patio!!
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Spectacular summer fun in the
lineup for Lakewood BlueClaws
BY SEAN O’BRIEN
NIGHT AND DAY
Finally! The warm weather has
graced us with its presence at last,
and that means it is time for the most
important season of all — baseball
season!
What better way to celebrate the
outdoors than with America’s
pasttime, cold beer, sizzling hot dogs,
and sugary cotton candy?
It can be tough to get a day off to
get up to New York or down to
Philadelphia for a major league game,
not to mention the travel and ticketing
costs. Luckily, we have a great minor
league team right in our backyard.
The Lakewood BlueClaws, an
affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies,
played their first season in Lakewood
in 2001 and have since gathered a
sizeable and enthusiastic fan base,
sent many players to the MLB, and
have hosted several entertaining
events during and after games that
have kept families and friends coming
back to FirstEnergy Park time and
again.
This season promises to be among
one of the most exciting to date, as
the Lakewood BlueClaws are
celebrating their 15th season. With a
great deal of special promotions and
BlueClaws will be celebrating each
and every Friday night home game
with a spectacular fireworks display. I
have attended this event in years past,
and they have been some of the most
exciting displays I have ever seen.
On May 8, the BlueClaws take on
2 Stadium Way
the Augusta Greenjackets. May 8 is
Lakewood
also Teacher Appreciation Night and
(732) 901-7000
Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
www.blueclaws.com
In addition to the post-game
fireworks display, May 22 at
celebrations planned for this season,
FirstEnergy Park will host a salute to
you won’t want to miss out on all the the legendary TV talk show host David
fun with the Lakewood BlueClaws.
Letterman. Just two days after his last
The team manager, Shawn
show, this should not be a night to
Williams, promises to help lead the
miss.
team’s efforts. Williams has baseball in
The following Sunday night game
his blood, as his father, Jimmy
on May 24 will host one of two extra
Williams, was a major league manager special and explosively entertaining
for teams including the Toronto Blue
fireworks displays in honor of the
Jays and Boston Red Sox.
holiday. They will also be displaying
Some notable players in the
another fantastic firework show on
BlueClaws lineup to keep an eye on
July 4 and 5 to celebrate
include catcher Deivi Grullon (#26),
Independence Day.
who had 13 hits and a .250 batting
A fun promotion the BlueClaws will
average; short stop Malquin Canelo
be celebrating this season will take
(#9), who had 21 hits and a .333
place on June 19, when the BlueClaws
batting average; and center fielder
go head to head with the Delmarva
Carlos Tocci (#15), who had 22 hits
Shorebirds. The BlueClaws will be
and a .338 batting average at the time celebrating Halfway to the Holidays.
this article was written.
The first 1,500 fans to arrive at
Like they have done for many
FirstEnergy Park for the Halfway to the
seasons in the past, the Lakewood
Holidays celebration will receive a
COVER
FEATURE
BLUECLAWS
special Lakewood BlueClaws holiday
ornament. The team will be sporting
some particularly ugly holiday
sweater-themed jerseys for this game.
Stick around after the game, as they
will be auctioning off one of the
holiday-themed jerseys to one lucky
fan.
June 19 is also a Friday night, so be
sure to check out the fireworks after
the game.
Thirsty Thursdays at FirstEnergy
Field are great nights to enjoy baseball
and drinks in the summer heat, all for
an extremely affordable price. For
each Thursday home game, fans can
enjoy $1 beers and sodas as well as
50 cent wings at the Coors Light
WRAT Trap. Thirsty Thursday is
sponsored by FanDuel.
The Lakewood BlueClaws are
celebrating another magnificent
milestone this season. One June 7,
come out to FirstEnergy Park to
celebrate with the team for the
1,000th regular season home game.
The Lakewood BlueClaws are the
Jersey Shore’s home for affordable
family fun. With daily promotions and
deals, you can be sure that a trip to
FirstEnergy Park to see the Lakewood
BlueClaws is an excellent source of
fun and entertainment at the Jersey
Shore.
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Out&About
TOP PICKS
26
TO DO LIST
27
Laurita Winery celebrates spring
with live musical entertainment,
delectable food and award winning estate wines. In addition, artisans will have their
hand-crafted merchandise on
display and for sale.
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR
Date: Sunday, May 3
Time: 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Location: Jenkinson’s
Aquarium, Point Pleasant
Beach boardwalk
Cost: $15 adults; $10 children
Contact: 732-899-1659
Discover what goes on behind
the scenes at the aquarium while
you tour the building from top to
bottom! Pre-registration and
sneakers are required. Ages five
and up only.
MOM’S DAY 5K
Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Manasquan Elks
Lodge, Stockton Lake
Boulevard
Contact: squanpto.com
One-mile fun run, 5K race, Dad’s
two block trot, family barbecue,
games, DJ.
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The Spring Fling Arts and
Crafts Festival returns to
Ocean Grove on Saturday,
May 2, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. The all-day street fair
features over 200 arts and
crafts vendors, food, sidewalk sales, and live music
including Jo Wymer (11-1)
and Chuck Lambert’s Blues
(1-4) on Main Avenue, and
Mary Roth (11-3) in Auditorium Square Park. For
more, call 732-774-1391 or
visit oceangrovenj.com.
TOLISDTO
LAURITA WINERY’S
SPRING
FESTIVAL
Date: May 2 & 3
Time: 12 - 8 p.m.
Location: Laurita Winery, 35
Archertown Road, New
Egypt
Contact: lauritawinery.com
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It’s time for the original, and the hottest, cook-off festival in the
state. The 26th Annual New Jersey State Chili & Salsa Cook-Off
is set for Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Washington
Street, Toms River. Family fun, mouthwatering vittles, contests,
chili and salsa tasting, live music and much more will be featured
at the festival. The competition is open to cooks from across the
country. For more, visit downtowntomsriver.com.
TOP
PICKS
Celebrate
mom in
style at
Casino
Pier in
Seaside
Heights.
On
Mother’s
Day, May
10, the
mayor
and council will
give flowers out to mothers on the boardwalk from
12-2 p.m. Then, from 12-5 p.m., moms can go on certain rides for
free with a paid child’s admission.
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The annual For Pete’s Sake 5K will be held this year on Saturday,
May 2, at 11 a.m. at Mallard Park, Manasquan. The cost is $25 to
participate. The race has raised over $20,000 in two years for two
local charities, the Long Blue Line and the FoodBank of Monmouth
and Ocean Counties. This year, it will also assist Sayreville’s Olsen
family, who needs help with medical costs.
Do you like craft beer? How about hot sauce? Then the Hop Sauce
Festival in Beach Haven is made for you! The focus of the gather-
ing on Saturday, May 30, is to pair local fare with regional, and
wash it down with a sampling of 20 craft beers from the East
Coast. Spice It Up, in Bay Village, offers gourmet ingredients,
including many hot sauces. Shore Point Distributing Company
offers a world-class line of micro, craft, domestic and imported
beer. In addition to food and drink vendors, there will also be
live music and entertainment. Admission is $10 general, $40
for beer sampling. It runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit hopsaucefest.com for more.
WINE TASTING
Date: Sunday, May 3
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Spicy’s on the Boardwalk, 500 Boardwalk, Seaside Hts
Cost: $40
Contact: John Giavatto, 908600-8649, or Michael A. Blandina, 732-477-6507
Includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres,
entertainment, surprises, cash bar.
Benefits the Ocean County Columbus
Day Parade, Inc.
TALK & COOKING DEMO
Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Spice & Tea Exchange, 12 Monmouth Street,
Red Bank
Cost: $20
Contact: 732-741-3590
of the Point Pleasant High School Competition Band from 2007 until his passing in 2010.
‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’
Date: May 9 - 17
Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street, Manasquan
Cost: Premium — $36 (adults),
$33 (seniors), $27 (students);
Regular — $29 (adults), $26 (seniors), $20 (students)
Contact: algonquinarts.org
FRIENDS FOR DANNY
Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 1 - 9 p.m.
Location: Bar Anticipation, 703
16th Ave., Lake Como
Cost: $20 pre-sale, $25 at door
Contact: brownpapertickets.com
p.m. walk
Location: Boardwalk Pavilion,
Ocean Grove
Cost: $35 adults; $20 children
Contact: 732-904-0866
For Mary’s Place by the Sea.
‘NEW CLAY’
Date: May 13 - 15
Location: Stay Gold Cafe, 800
Main Street, Belmar
Cost: $15
Contact: tickets at 732-822-4338
or at the door
A new play by Rich Quatrone, inspired
by Amiri Baraka. Directed by Sherise
Pruitt-Nash. www.americanpoetrytheater.com.
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: Jersey Shore Premium
Outlets, Tinton Falls
Contact: thecolorvibe.com
Along the course, participants run,
walk or dance their way through color
stations, where vibrant colors tie-dye
their white outfits and costumes.
When it is over, everyone is invited to
stick around for a large and colorful
dance party hosted by a professional
sound crew and DJ.
MOMS ROCK RUN FOR ANTRIM
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: G.Harold Antrim Elementary School, 401 Niblick
Street, Point Pleasant Beach
Contact:Maura Bradley, 201-8926733 or [email protected]
2015 JERSEY SHORE FESTIVAL
Date: May 14 - 17
Location: Seaside Heights
GHOST HUNTERS TOUR &
Mimi Chang, A Middletown resident
Friends For Danny is a fundraising effort Contact: jerseyshorefestival.com
INVESTIGATION
and recent contestant on the Food Net- featuring the Jersey Shore's most pop- The Jersey Shore Festival is a free adDate: Saturday, May 16
mission music and arts festival that
work's All-Star Academy, will be at the ular bands coming together to raise
Time: 7 - 10 p.m.
kicks
off
the
summer
festival
season
store to talk about her experience as a monies for the Research Of Melanoma.
Location: Asbury Park
contestant working with four of the
The Danny Fund part of The Melanoma and proves that summer really does
start sooner at the Jersey Shore. With Cost: $30
country's most famous chefs. Plus she Research Alliance was founded and
will be giving a cooking demonstration. named after The late, great Danny Fed- performances by over 250 artists from Contact:
around the world, the Jersey Shore Fes- paranormalbooksnj.com
Space is limited.
erici, keyboardist for Bruce Springsteen's E. Street Band.
MIDDLETOWN SOUTH
FOOD TRUCK FEST
Date: Friday, May 8
Time: 5:30 - 10 p.m.
Location: Middletown High
School South, 900 Nutswamp
Road
The event will offer a multitude of food
trucks, offering at least six different cuisines
all competing to be the fan favorite.
FRIDAY NIGHT OUT DINNER
Date: Friday, May 8
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Crystal Point Yacht
Club, 3900 River Road, Point
Pleasant
Cost: $75 adults, $55 under 21
Contact: Meaghan, 732-597-3433
or www.msmemorial.com
The Michael Stacy Memorial Scholarship Foundation will be hosting a new
fundraiser event. The Friday Night Dinner will be held to benefit the scholarship fund dedicated in the memory of
Michael Stacy, who was the Crew Chief
ASBURY PARK BAZAAR
VIVE L'ACOUSTICA
Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 12 - 6 p.m.
Location: Grand Arcade at Convention Hall
With live music by Ron Santee, Joe
Cirotti, Emily Grove, Justine Hudak, Paul
Roseveir, Jeff Plate, Asbury Park's Chris
Brown, and Nick Cucci, and 40 vendors
in the Grand Arcade.
tival is the premier emerging artist festival in New Jersey.
ART DEMOS, POP-UP SHOPPING
Date: May 16-17
Location: Back on the Racks
Space to Create, 659 Broadway
(second floor), Long Branch
backontheracksnj.com
Back on the Racks will host a weekend
of art demos and pop-up shopping at
its new Space to Create location. The
event is free and open to the public.
We bring you on our Ghosts & Legends
Tour, exploring the haunted past of Asbury Park. But instead of story telling,
we include you in the investigation as
we stop at two haunted locations and
perform paranormal investigations.
VINTAGE CAR SHOW
Date: Saturday, May 16
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Main Avenue, Ocean Grove
Doo Wop music from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. by
Sounds of the Street. Over 100 cars
from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Free admission. Sponsored by the Ocean Grove
Chamber of Commerce.
SPRING INTO SUMMER 5K
Date: Saturday, May 16
Location: Mater Dei Prep, Middletown
6TH ANNUAL ROCK AND WALK
springintosummer5k.com
All proceeds from this event benefit the Date: Sunday, May 17
Monsignor Bulman Stadium Fund, dedi- Time: 10 a.m.
cated to improving the athletic faciliLocation: Bradley Beach boardwalk
ties of Mater Dei Prep. In addition to
Contact: thetearsfoundation.org
Games, color splash party, frisbee, food
COLOR ME BELMAR 3K &
POSS-ABILITIES WALK
Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 9:30 walk, 10:30 3K
Location: Belmar beach, 1st &
Ocean avenues
Contact: frainc.org
and more awaits at this morning of fun.
4TH ANNUAL WALK-A-THON
Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 11 a.m. registration, 12
the 5K, there is a one-mile run/walk as
well as a series of races for children
ages four-12 followed by a barbecue.
COLOR VIBE 5K
This family-friendly event helps raise
funds for bereaved families through the
TEARS Foundation. There will be entertainment, refreshments, and plenty to
do for the whole family.
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COMEDY
SHOWS
4/30: Dr. Sketchy
5/1: Bone and Marrow
5/7: Strung Out
5/9: Straight to Hell, Disorder, DJ Mick Hale
5/14: Brave Baby, Deal Casino, Only Living Boy
BANK ON MATTISON
Mattison Avenue, Asbury Park
THE BEACON THEATRE
2124 Broadway, New York, NY
212-455-6500
Open mic night every other Wednesday
COUNT BASIE THEATRE
Monmouth Street, Red Bank
732-842-9000
5/3: Jackie Mason
5/14: John Mulaney
CRUST & CRUMBLE
The Shoppes on Cookman Avenue,
Asbury Park
Two Guys, A Girl & A Pizzeria Open
Mic
Every other Thursday
DUBLIN HOUSE
Jersey Jokers, Red Bank
Open mic the first Thursday of every
month
NINO’S PIZZA
Bust-a-Gut Comedy Club, Ocean
Every Saturday at 9 p.m.
5/15: John Melendez, aka “Stuttering John”
THE SHOWROOM CINEMA
Comedy on Cookman, Asbury Park
fifthroundmovement.com
Monthly comedy show
UNCLE VINNIE’S COMEDY CLUB
Arnold Avenue,
Point Pleasant Beach
1-877-UNCLE VIN
4/30: Joe Fernandes
5/1-2: Jessica Kirson
5/6-9: Eric McMahon
5/13-14: Mike Morse
5/15: Uncle Floyd
5/16: Vic DiBitetto
5/19: Open Mic Night
IMPROV JAM
708 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park
tickets.asburyparkmusiclives.org
Every Saturday at 9 p.m.
CONCERTS
ASBURY LANES
4th Avenue, Asbury Park
732-776-6160
4/30: ABC’s Nashville in Concert
5/2: Spandau Ballet
5/6: Paramore
5/12: Brit Floyd
BRIGHTON BAR
Brighton Avenue, Long Branch
732-229-9676
5/5: Easttbourne
5/8: Killer Bee
5/9: Daiycutter Reunion Show
5/14: The Shady Street Show Band, The
Funky Feel Goodz
5/16: Agent Orange
COUNT BASIE THEATRE
Monmouth Street, Red Bank
732-242-8778
4/30: Save the Seraphs Benefit Concert
feat. Brian Kirk & the Jirks with special
guests Magic Taxis
5/1: Spandau Ballet
5/2: Bandiera: Autobiography
5/5: Mariachi Sol de Mexico
5/8: An Evening with the Stars of Rock ‘N Roll
5/9: Memories of Frank
5/16: Get the Led Out: The American Led
Zeppelin
5/20: The 10th Annual Basie Awards
ENCORE AT IPLAY AMERICA
Schanck Road, Freehold
732-577-0495
5/8: IM5 The Grow Wild Tour
5/14: Late Nite Reading
5/15: Noah Guthrie from Glee
5/16: Rock of Ages and Constantine Maroulis
GREAT AUDITORIUM
Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove
1-800-590-4064
5/23: Atlantic Wind Ensemble
6/27: Doo Wop 2015
7/2: Summer Stars, Imperial Brass with
Phil Smith
7/9: Summer Stars, Yun Chin Zhou
7/11: Oh What A Night
7/16: Summer Stars, Shtrykov and Tanaka
7/18: An Evening with Kenny Rogers
7/23: Summer Stars, Solisti Ensemble
7/24: Steven Curtis Chapman
7/30: Summer Stars, Grand Orch and the
Great Organ
APRIL 30, 2015 PAGE 28 | NIGHT & DAY MAGAZINE
METLIFE STADIUM
MetLife Stadium Drive,
East Rutherford
201-559-1515
5/23-24: Electric Daisy Carnival
PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
Garden State Parkway, Holmdel
732-203-2500
5/14: Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge,
Brothers Osborne, A Thousand Horses
6/5: Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Sam
Hunt
6/10: Dave Matthews Band
6/13: Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa, Hoodie
Allen
6/27: Train, The Fray, Matt Nathanson
6/30: Kid Rock, Foreigner
7/1: Brian Wilson & Rodriguez
7/12: Idina Menzel
7/14: Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix & Eric
Hutchinson
7/18: Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Chase
Bryant
7/19: Vans Warped Tour
8/4: Incubus, Deftones & Death From Above
8/12: Nickelback
8/30: 5 Seconds of Summer
POLLAK THEATRE
Monmouth University, Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch
732-367-7789
5/9: Nils Lofgren Acoustic Duo
5/17: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Encore
PRUDENTIAL CENTER
Lafayette Street, Newark
973-757-6000
5/2: Eric Church
5/9: McDonald’s Gospelfest
5/10: WBLS Mother’s Day Celebration:
Maze ft. Frankie Veberly & Toni
STARLAND BALLROOM
Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville
732-238-5500
5/1: Action Bronson
5/2: Seether
5/6: Mac Miller
5/7: In Flames
5/8: Titans of Tribute XV
5/11: Of Mice & Men
5/12: Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the
Conspirators
5/15: Jane’s Addiction
5/16: Artie Lange
THE STONE PONY
Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park
732-502-0600
5/1: Mark Diomede & The Juggling Suns
Project with Buddy Cage
5/2: 9th Infantry
5/3: Stone Pony Showcase
5/8: Splintered Sunlight
5/9: Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg
5/14: Kung Fu/Twiddle
5/15: Halestorm
THE WELLMONT THEATER
Seymour Street, Montclair
973-783-9500
5/9-10: Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
5/12: Godsmack
5/16: The Psychedelic Furs
5/17: Breaking Benjamin
THE WONDER BAR
Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park
732-502-8886
5/2: Pugapalooza, Dead Heavens,
Bababes
5/3: Wonder Jame with Sandy Mack &
Friends
5/8: Punk Rock Karaoke
5/9: Dark City Open Mic
THE STRAND THEATRE
Clifton Avenue, Lakewood
732-367-778910
5/2: Arian Felles, Matt Keating and
George Wirth
SUN NATIONAL BANK CENTER
Hamilton Avenue, Trenton
1-800-298-4200
5/8: Concierto Cristiano “Sumerguidos en
su Presencia”
5/9: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
THE SAINT
Main Street, Asbury Park
732-775-9144
www.thesaintnj.com
4/30: The Paper Jets
5/1: Larry mitchell Trio, The Funktion
5/2: Miss Ida Blue
5/3: Ewan Dobson
5/5: Caroline Rose
5/6: Griffin House
5/7: Arkells
5/8: The Baseball Project
5/13: Acid
5/15: Surfer Blood
5/16: The F.L.O.W.
5/19: Solar Circus/Moonalice
5/20: Heather Maloney
NIGHT & DAY MAGAZINE | APRIL 30, 2015 PAGE 29
Bars&Bands
THURS
APR 30
FRI
MAY 8
SAT
MAY 9
DJ Mike Nice
The Event Horizon
DJ Mike Nice
Good Noise
Waterfront
Duo
Bodhill
Express
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
BUM ROGERS, Seaside Park - 732.830.2770
Craig Daniels &
The Distractions
Matt
Noffsinger
CABIN, THE, Freehold - 732.462.3090
Easily Distracted
Phil Engel Band
Undercover
BAR A, Lake Como - 732.681.7422
BEACHCOMBER, Seaside Heights - 732.793.0526
BOATHOUSE, Belmar - 732.681.5221
Pat
Roddy
FRI
MAY 1
SAT
MAY 2
DJ Mike Nice
Garden State Radio
THURS
MAY 7
FRI
MAY 15
SAT
MAY 16
DJ Mike Nice
Mr. Love Joy
DJ Mike Nice
Life Speed
Waterfront Duo
Rear View Mirror
Soul
Cruisers
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Dr. Beats and
The Bad Habits Band
THURS
MAY 21
SAT
MAY 23
DJ Mike Nice
Naked Twister
DJ Mike Nice
Almost Easy
DJ Reybert
Emcee Bacardi Ardi
Waterfront Duo
Side Arm
Temporary
Grace
Waterfront Duo
Karmakoustic
Flying Mueller Brothers
Shorty Long
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Katfish
Lucy
Rock
Bottom
Acoustic NRG
Rock Bottom
Twice is
Good
Agent
Orange
Billy
Hector
Ned
Ryerson Band
Brother
Pete Band
Eddie
Testa
Steve Johnson
Shorty Long
Jersey
Central
Frankie
Upside
Undisputed
Shore
Ratz Band
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
CONNOLLY STATION, Belmar - 732.280.2266
The
Snakes
Paul Cilinski
TBD
Guys With
Beards
Marty
McKiernan
Paul Cilinski
Moondoggie
Mike Dalton
Band
Celtic
Rebels
Paul Cilinski
Katfish Lucy
Los
Gringos
The
Snakes
Paul Cilinski
E Street Shuffle
Captain Eric &
The Shipwrecks
COVE, THE, Bayville - 732.269.6161
Cherry
Jam
Jim Shaw
Nikki
White
Rabbit
Jim
Shaw
Bullzeye
ImageNation
Fiasco
Brandon
DreamScapes
Jay & Rob
Slaphappy
Soular Rhythm
Bad Lil Doggie
Soular
Rhythm
Queens Blvd.
Undisputed
ImageNation
Instant Karma
Billy
Hector
The
Mangos
Fish Eyed
Fools
To The
Limit
Slow Kids
At PLay
Harry &
Billy
Seven
Stones
Matt
Noffsinger
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Live
Entertainment
Mel & Sonny
Naked Apes
DJ Rob
Busch
Basso Brothers
Los Gringos
DJ Rob
Busch
Sandy Mac
Trio
TBA
CAPTAINS INN, Forked River - 609.693.3351
CRAB’S CLAW INN, Lavallette - 732.793.4447
EDGAR’S, Manasquan - 732.449.4114
FARRELL’S, Point Pleasant - 732.892.2090
HARPOON WILLY’S, Brielle - 732.223.8880
Turnpike
Mike
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Complement your
workout with
healthy eating
BY BRIDGET MCCANN
NIGHT AND DAY
Whether you want to lose weight
or just tone up all over, hitting the gym
is never enough.
I definitely learned the hard way
that nutrition makes all the difference.
I’ve always been active — an
athlete my whole life until I graduated
college. During college, I would have
basketball practice two to three hours
a day where I would be burning a
copious amount of calories, so I never
really worried about what kind of food
I was putting into my body.
Even after college, I still had the
mindset that hitting the gym was
good enough if I wanted to really get
into shape and develop abs, which has
always been a goal of mine.
It wasn’t until this past summer
that I really started to understand the
way the food I was eating was
affecting my body.
Sure, I saw improvements from
hitting the gym five times a week, but
I could not get past the wall I was
running into head first.
Once I realized how much nutrition
mattered, the hardest part was
implementing it into my diet.
I love food; who doesn’t? I would
indulge in a lot of things, but because I
was not eating these unhealthy foods
in high volumes, I didn’t think too
much of it.
Funnily enough, I made the
decision to get strict with my diet
right after Thanksgiving. Somehow, I
was able to stop myself from eating all
those delicious Christmas cookies I
was tempted with on a daily basis,
and I immediately saw amazing
changes in my body.
WORKOUTS
with BRIDGET
Once I started to make healthy
changes in my diet, I noticed that I
was able to kick my workouts up a
notch because I had more energy.
FOOD PREPARATION IS KEY
One of the easiest things anyone
can do to help them succeed in diet
changes is to prepare their food for
the week.
Without preparing my food on
Sunday nights, I would often forget to
pack a lunch or bring something that
was not the healthiest, but easy to
throw together on a Tuesday night
when I was tired after work. I only
prepare my lunches for the week, but
depending on different lifestyles,
dinner preparation would be a good
option as well.
Don’t overwhelm yourself. Don’t try
to prepare everything all at once. Start
slow and make one thing. Simplicity is
always the best answer. Make
something easy, like baked chicken
and a side of vegetables and rice.
Once you get more comfortable and
used to preparing your meals ahead of
time, it will become easier to try out
some new, healthy recipes.
Do your research before meal prep
time. A problem that a lot of people
have with eating healthy is that they
are not aware of what they should and
should not be eating. In today’s world,
a simple internet search can provide
so much information on what is
healthy and what is not.
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PORTIONS ARE IMPORTANT
According to the “Healthy Eating
Plate,” created by nutrition experts at
the Harvard School of Public Health,
half of your plate should be filled with
fruits and vegetables. Potatoes don’t
count as vegetables in this system
because they have a negative effect
on blood sugar.
One quarter of your plate should
contain whole grains such as barley,
wheat berries, quinoa, oats and brown
rice.
One quarter of your plate should
contain proteins such as fish, chicken,
beans and nuts. You should limit red
meat and avoid processed meats.
It makes your skin healthier. By
staying hydrated, it can improve the
color and texture of your skin.
According to Yuri Elkaim, you
should drink half your body weight in
ounces of water a day. For example, if
you weight 160 pounds, you should be
consuming at least 80 ounces of
water a day.
If you are exercising a lot, you
should add about another liter of
water into your diet.
DON’T DEPRIVE YOURSELF
It is often hard to follow a diet
when you restrict all the foods you
love to eat. It is all about balance.
There is a rule called the 80/20 diet
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
rule that allows you to indulge in
Skip the sugary drinks. Things like
soda provide unnecessary calories and some delicious, unhealthy foods. The
does not provide the hydration needed idea is not to eat clean 100 percent of
for you body to function at its highest the time, but to eat clean 80 percent
of the time while allowing yourself
level.
some leeway the rest of the time. This
Aside from keeping the body
will likely help you stick to a diet plan
hydrated, water has a lot of other
over time.
benefits too.
As a general rule, I try to stick with
Sometimes, when we think we are
hungry, we are actually thirsty. Staying a healthy meal plan on the week days,
but I will allow myself to indulge a
hydrated can help suppress appetite
little bit more on the weekends.
and make you feel full.
There is a book called “The 80/20
Water can help reduce joint pain by
Diet” by Teresa Cutter that is available
keeping the cartilage hydrated.
to read in-depth about this diet.
Training tips to help increase
speed, endurance while running
BY ANGELA CIROALO
NIGHT AND DAY
ON THE RUN
As a runner, it is only natural to come
to a point where you want to see
improvement.
Some runners seek to run further
distances, while other runners look for
faster speeds.
Regardless of your goal, I have listed
below several types of workouts to
incorporate into your training routine to
improve your overall speed and
endurance.
With Angela
TRAINING TIPS
One of the best ways to increase your
speed and endurance is to create a
change in your current exercise routine.
Several well-known workouts that
improve speed include the fartlek run, the
tempo run and interval training. Workouts
that will improve endurance include long
distance and hill workouts.
Each workout has its own challenges
that will build strength, ultimately
improving running ability.
SPEED WORKOUTS
The fartlek, tempo and interval
workouts are each different forms of
speed runs.
Personal trainer and running coach
Jenny Hadfield, better known as
RunnersWorld.com’s Coach Jenny,
explains the differences between the
three.
The fartlek run is defined by its
Swedish meaning, speed play.
Hadfield explained the fartlek run as an
unstructured workout that varies
between moderate to difficult running
paces, for different amounts of time.
While completing a fartlek workout,
the runner can alternate between faster
and slower speeds for short periods of
time — such as “to that tree” or “to that
sign” — followed by slower recovery
pace.
“The goal is to keep it free-flowing so
you’re untethered to the watch or a plan,
and to run at harder efforts but not a
specific pace,” Hadfield said in a
RunnersWorld.com article.
The fartlek run is a stress-free,
enjoyable run that will improve speed,
stamina and mental strength, Hadfield
explained.
The length and speed of the workout
and should depend on personal running
ability and goals.
An interval workout is quite similar to a
fartlek run, however it does include
structure.
During an interval workout the athlete
will transition between intervals of fast
and moderate running for set amounts of
time, Hadfield said.
An example of interval running is to
run for five minutes at a moderate pace,
followed by an increase in speed for 30
seconds, consecutively for 20 to 30
minutes.
Interval training transitions between
low and high intensity. The result of this
form of exercise is increased endurance
and strength, creating increased speed
and running ability.
Interval training is also known for its
ability to aid in weight loss due to the
increase and decrease in intensity.
The third form of speed training is the
tempo workout.
The tempo workout consists of a
warm up, followed by a high intensity
speed run without rest, and completed
with a cool down.
Hadfield compares the workout to an
Oreo cookie. The warm up and the cool
down are the cookie and the increase in
speed is the cream in the middle, she
explained.
A tempo run is often completed by an
athlete either once or twice a week due to
its difficulty level.
The average duration of a tempo run is
to maintain a high intensity pace for 20
minutes. The length of time the athlete
will run should be determined by on
athletic ability.
In my training experience I have found
that incorporating a tempo run every
week, or every other week, makes a large
impact on running speed and endurance
ability.
If you are new to running, it is best to
begin with fartlek runs followed by slowly
easing into interval runs and, once you are
fully prepared, beginning to incorporate a
tempo workouts.
Through each form of training, the
athlete will see improved speed mental
strength, endurance and improved
performance.
ENDURANCE WORKOUTS
Aside from speed workouts, runners
can also the incorporate long distance
and hill workouts.
These runs are challenging, which
often causes most people to shy away.
One of the most common reasons
runners will shy away is due to lack of
confidence and fear.
If you are a short-distance speed
athlete, a long-distance run may seem
ridiculous. However, increasing distance
will increase endurance, creating the
ability to withstand a faster pace for a
longer period of time.
A long-distance run does not have to
be 10 or 20 miles.
Long distance can mean a variety of
distances to different people.
Beginners may see three miles as long
distance, while an experienced runner
may see 26 miles as a long run.
The key here is to increase distance
with your current workout, however far
that may be.
The long-distance run can be done at a
slow or moderate speed depending on
athletic ability.
A hill workout is one that is common
among more serious, dedicated runners.
Running up a hill allows the body to
utilize different muscles than when
running on a flat distance.
This effort can be much more difficult
for runners, which is what builds strength
and endurance.
One form of hill training is known as
the Jack and Jill run. The run consists of
going up a hill at a fast pace and coming
down the hill at a slow, recovery pace.
Incorporating hill runs into your
training routine will create confidence as a
runner. It will also build new leg muscles,
ultimately improving running ability.
Both of these workouts are great to
incorporate in an exercise routine. They
break up the monotony and can be both
rewarding and enjoyable.
WHERE TO BEGIN
A new workout, such as the ones
explained in this article, should be
incorporated into a training routine once
or twice a week. Anything more may
cause injury.
Choosing the type of run you would
like to incorporate into your running
routine will depend on the type of
workouts that you enjoy, your fitness
level, and your fitness goal.
Be sure that when incorporating a new
form of running, you stretch properly and
give your body adequate rest.
To avoid injury, remember that any
new exercise will create new stress on
the body that must be fully recovered
from with rest, proper nutrition, and
stretching.
MOTIVATION
To motivate you to push harder and
run faster during your next workout, refer
to one of Oprah Winfrey’s greatest quotes:
“Running is the greatest metaphor for life,
because you get out of it what you put
into it.”
Your outcome will be determined by
your efforts. The more you try, the better
you will become — each step at a time.
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DINNER SPOT
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LUNCH SPOT
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TOP
PIZZA
If you’re looking for pizza
with a thin, crispy crust,
look no further than
Federici’s on 10th in
Belmar. The family owned
restaurant has been
serving the area for nearly
100 years, with their first
restaurant in the Wolcott
Hotel in downtown
Freehold. The brick
oven pizza they make is,
rightfully, the cornerstone
of Federici’s restaurants.
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Via 45 in Red Bank offers
rustic Italian prepared
fresh every day. It’s so
fresh, in fact, that the
menu is handwritten to
accommodate each day’s
new dishes. You can’t go
wrong with anything you
order. The food is prepared
in innovative, and
sometimes surprising,
ways — making even a
vegetarian platter sing
with locally sourced
ingredients expertly
seasoned and cooked.
TOP
ITALIAN
Next time you’re on Long
Beach Island, head over to
Buckalews Restaurant and
Tavern in Beach Haven. Their
shrimp tacos are just the tip
of a delicious iceberg of a
menu any time of year.
Harrigan’s in Sea Girt serves
up a delicious plate of
wings. The Blarney Wings
are smothered in Harrigan’s
sauce; choose between
mild, medium, hot, teriyaki
or Harrigan’s own Guinness
BBQ sauce. Ask to have
them done on the grill for
some extra crispiness.
TOP
TACO
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WING
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Breakfast on the coast, a scenic view & great food at Jimmy’s
BY SEAN O’BRIEN
ee greets you
I ordered a pretty
with a genuine
standard breakfast;
smile.
scrambled eggs and
Breakfast can sometimes be hit or
Take note of
cheese with hash
miss, and I don’t necessarily mean the
the location:
browns and toast.
taste and nutritional value, but more so
Jimmy’s is
The was prepared
the atmosphere in which you are seated. located at 15
with such care, and
When you go out for dinner, you’ve
Lincoln Ave. in
my server inquired
been out and about all day and you’ve
Seaside Heights,
about whether or
got the energy to be adventurous.
right on the corner
not I was enjoying
Breakfast is a different story: You’re
of Lincoln and
my food with a
tired, maybe you’re hungover, it’s early,
Ocean Terrace.
genuine concern for
you and everyone around you is
You’d certainly be
my satisfaction.
sluggish and no one wants to be
wise to take a seat
Jimmy’s
bothered. Well, if you’re in the Seaside
outside under the
embodies all that is
Heights area, do yourself a huge favor
covered porch,
good about a Jersey
and visit Jimmy’s Breakfast — all of
15 Lincoln Ave.
which provides
Shore classic. The
your problems will be forgotten, at least shade from the
Seaside Heights
filling food helped
for the time being.
sun in the hot
me get back on my
(732) 604-2899
Jimmy’s is a small, old-fashioned
summer months.
feet after a long
breakfast joint that transmits the spirit
The many picnic
night, and some
of the Jersey Shore.
tables outside also provide a lovely view families around enjoying the warmth of
First and foremost, the service at
of the ocean.
early spring weather were there before
Jimmy’s is some of the friendliest you’ll
They offer the standard breakfast
venturing out for the day.
encounter, which is always a necessity
selections, from omelettes to breakfast
Jimmy’s is not the biggest place in
for those rough mornings. Each employ- sandwiches.
town, but it offers seating both inside
NIGHT AND DAY
Breakfast
SPOT
JIMMY’S
BREAKFAST
and out. The friendly employees,
coupled with the speedy service,
made for an extremely pleasant dining
experience for an early spring
morning.
When I was done eating, my server
again inquired about my satisfaction,
to which I told her I was extremely
satisfied. Before heading home, I sat
and took in the sights and sounds of a
calm Seaside Heights. It was like the
calm before the storm of summer
shenanigans.
I paid my bill, which was just about
$10 including tip, and left extremely
satisfied. I hadn’t planned on it, but
Jimmy’s had rejuvenated me, and left
me to take a slow walk around before
making the trek back home.
Be sure to check out Jimmy’s
Breakfast in Seaside Heights, where
you’ll surely enjoy a satisfying meal
and enjoy the company of the nicest
staff New Jersey has to offer in one of
the world’s most iconic Shore towns.
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Expand your palate with a taste of MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos
BY SEAN O’BRIEN
NIGHT AND DAY
Have you found yourself
unintentionally stuck in the same old
routine when eating out for lunch? Well,
I have a new place with an interesting
twist on a Shore classic that will surely
add some excitement to the monotony
of your “regular” places.
MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos in
Asbury Park has two locations, one
located at 632 Cookman Ave., and the
other on the Asbury Park boardwalk.
Each location offers a different
dining experience. Meals are prepared
and served in a soft tortilla shell for
maximum mobility, making the
boardwalk location perfect for
beachgoers and those wandering up
and down the boardwalk. The location
at Cookman Avenue offers the quick
dine-in experience synonymous with
other Jersey Shore taco and burrito
restaurants.
Lunch
SPOT
MOGO
KOREAN
FUSION TACOS
632 Cookman Ave. and
Boardwalk, Asbury Park
www.eatmogo.com
Everyone loves tacos and burritos,
but MOGO makes use of authentic
Korean influences and flavors to
enhance the experience and offer a
new blend of flavors the likes of which
you will be challenged to find
elsewhere.
MOGO is really a quick, in-and-out
kind of place. Sure, you can go in with a
group of friends and sit and enjoy some
tacos and one another’s company
before making your way down
Cookman to one of the many fine
watering holes in Asbury Park, but it
can also be a good place to stop off
and grab a quick bite on your way out
of Asbury, or on your way down to the
beach.
MOGO serves up gourmet-quality
food. The speedy service pairs nicely
with a simple menu, making for a great
place to stop if you are in a hurry. Not in
a rush? That’s OK, for you can sit in a
relaxed atmosphere made all the more
comfortable with the beach and reggae
music that plays over the sound
system, helping MOGO feel like its
Jersey Shore counterparts.
The menu is very simple: They serve
tacos ($4), burritos ($9), salads ($9),
and burrito bowls ($9) with your choice
of chicken, beef, pork, fish, shrimp, or
tofu. It is as easy as it gets at MOGO.
Each choice (meat, fish, or tofu) is
prepared and served with fresh
produce made with homemade,
authentic Korean dressings. For
instance, the chicken is soy-ginger marinated and served with ponzu-sesame
slaw.
Though the menu is simple, I did not
know where to start. Thankfully, the
employee working the register noticed
that I was having difficulty deciding
what to try. He suggested I try the
spicy marinated pork tacos, which are
served with a citrus-mayo slaw.
I had three of the pork tacos and a
fountain soda for just $4 and I could
not have been more satisfied; my stomach and my wallet were both equally
happy.
I also had fun looking at the menu,
as they have the Korean pronunciations
next to all the meat choices.
If you’re looking for a new place to
try for a quick bite to eat, definitely
consider MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos as
they offer some interesting, different
flavors to spice up your appetite and
give your palate something new to
enjoy.
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They were not too spicy, and had a bit
of a tangy flavor to them.
If it weren’t for the great wing deal,
Sometimes going out to eat can be
we might have tried one of The Cabin’s
as comfortable an experience as
many other appetizers like the stuffed
staying in for dinner. The Cabin in
potato skins ($8.95) or the baked mac &
Freehold is just that kind of place.
casserole ($8.95).
The Cabin serves up delicious food
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wanted to order, as The Cabin’s menu
The Cabin boasts the slogan “Where
offers so many options — from steaks
there are no strangers...Just friends you
and burgers to Italian food and much
have never met,” a slogan that is
We pulled into the immense parking
more.
perfectly fitting for the restaurant as
lot and had to drive around for a couple
Some of the notable sandwiches on
my most recent excursions to The
minutes just to find a spot. We found a
the menu include the black Russian
Cabin have presented me with large
spot quickly enough, but we feared that
($9.95), the balsamic chicken sandwich
crowds of friendly folks of all ages. You we might have to sit and wait for a
($9.95), and the lumberjack, a roast
will feel right at home and comfortable table, which would not have been a big
beef and provolone cheese sandwich.
enough to strike up a conversation with problem as we could have grabbed a
They have some seriously good burgjust about anyone if you’re sitting at the drink at the bar while waiting.
ers, too. In fact, my friend ordered the
bar.
To our surprise, we were seated
Arizona burger ($10.95), which is a beef
I imagine that as one frequents The immediately along with the two
or turkey burger dusted in
Cabin more and more often, familiar
couples who walked in behind us. If you
Southwestern spices and topped with
faces could easily become new friends. have never been to The Cabin, then you
bacon, monterey jack cheese, lettuce,
On my most recent trip out to the
should know that it is huge. I have been
tomato, onion and a side of guacamole
Freehold area, I experienced The Cabin a couple different times, and I don’t
mayo.
in its truest form. I went on a Monday
think I’ve ever sat in the same area
The Cabin also serves up some good
night for its half-price pizza and wings
twice, nor do I recall even once seeing
menu items from the grill, like the BBQ
special.
where I sat before other than the bar.
ribs ($18.95), twin 10 oz. pork chops
A friend of mine and I drove out to
My friend and I sat in a booth and
($19.95) and many more juicy steaks, inFreehold to enjoy dinner at The Cabin,
ordered a round of Yuengling drafts and
cluding the 22-ounce porterhouse
and we were astonished by the amount a plate of boneless wings to split. The
($27.95).
of people there on a Monday night.
wings were big and they were tasty.
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THE CABIN
I ordered the Cajun angel hair
($21.95). This serving of Gulf shrimp,
andouille sausage and roasted red
peppers is finished in a Cajun cream
sauce and served over angel hair pasta.
The tasty shrimp and sausage paired
very nicely with the slight hint of heat of
the Cajun sauce and made for a good
homage to Louisiana Creole culture.
The Cabin Restaurant is a great place
for any occasion. As I said, the place is
gigantic, and is host to many different
dining areas. The large bar is stocked
with liquor and offers many beer
selections, including domestics and
craft choices.
There are dart boards available for
play, and The Cabin actually hosts a dart
league. They also have a room available
for private parties.
They say “everything is bigger in
Texas,” but I say “they” have never been
to The Cabin. The large restaurant
welcomes and can host large crowds.
The sizeable menu offers many choices,
including pasta dishes, pizza, burgers,
steaks, and more. The entrees are also
well proportioned.
The rustic atmosphere of The Cabin
offers a comfortable setting for anyone
looking to enjoy a nice meal and some
drinks with friends, families and, of
course, “friends you’ve never met.”
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Cafe Volan: Where art & coffee meet on the Atlantic
BY LIANNA BASS
NIGHT AND DAY
I have ventured across a large portion of Europe and cities across the
States in search of the perfect cup of
coffee. From light roasts to dark roasts,
from gourmet espresso to a plain old
cup o’ joe — I know my caffeine. I can
honestly say that Cafe Volan truly rivals
the quality and experience of any cafe
that I have ever been to; Manhattan,
Paris and Rome included. Genuine Jersey coffee lovers don’t have to travel
very far to enjoy a fine cup of their favorite roast, because Cafe Volan is located in the heart of downtown Asbury
Park at 510 Bangs Ave.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Cafe Volan opened on June 15, 2011,
the brainchild of business partners Paul
Cali and Doug Parent, two entrepreneurs and multimedia artists. Both hail
from the Jersey Shore and each brings a
unique set of skills to the table.
Cali has been working in coffee
shops across the state for over 13 years,
while Parent’s career started out in finance. After leaving the world of economics about five years ago, he traveled
extensively all over the world surfing
and taking photographs. While in Australia, he frequented a local cafe and fell
in love with the energy of the space. He
realized he wanted to open up a cafe of
his own once stateside again.
In January 2011, the pair was introduced by mutual friends who knew the
two men had very similar cafe concepts.
Cali and Parent both wanted to brew
pure, excellent roasts served up in a diverse and engaging community atmosphere.
BUILDING A CAFE BY THE SEA
Since its grand opening, Cafe Volan
has been on the forefront of Asbury
Park’s cultural renaissance. In many
ways, the cafe has evolved into a manifestation of everything the famous city
Coffee
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by the sea has become: a constantly
growing and authentically eclectic community.
From the beginning, Cali and Parent
wanted the fundamental feel of their
business to revolve around the beach.
“We both love to surf, it’s something
we’re both really passionate about,” Cali
told me. “It was really important to us
that we were all about the beach.”
The name Cafe Volan derives from
their love of the beach. According to
Cali, volan is a type of fiberglass used on
heavier varieties of surfboards. He said
it was a way to incorporate surfing into
the business without being too obvious.
Instead of decorating the cafe with
paintings or photos of oceanscapes
and surfers, the duo utilized real surf
and skateboards for a more genuine
feel.
“The idea was to create a space
where that beach energy was in the
room without it coming off as hokey,”
Cali said.
When you walk into Cafe Volan, you
know you are a quick walk away from
the beach, but the surfer vibes aren’t
overwhelming.
“We wanted the beach energy and
feel, but we took influence from the
cafes we had been to all around the
world,” Cali said.
When Cali and Parent first acquired
the space in 2011, they had a lot of
work to do. They transformed what
had been a storage room for many
years into the fantastic space it is today. The owners built most of the furni-
ture themselves, including two large
community tables, the shelving and the
main counter.
Cali said from the beginning, he and
Parent wanted to foster a sense of community. The cafe has become a local social hotspot over the last few years.
There is a bulletin board near the entrance for people to advertise their businesses or events.
“Cafe Volan is a unique place because it’s become a community center
that brings people from all walks of life
together,” Parent said. “It’s more than
just coffee and tea — it’s a creative hub
of sorts.”
The art on the walls is always fresh
and exciting because the owners select
work from local artists to display on a
rotating basis. The music played in the
cafe is a cool fusion of everything from
new wave to blues to punk and back
again.
fer maple and chocolate syrups. They do
however offer a wide variety of milks, including almond and soy.
Their main supplier of roasts is
Counter Culture Coffee, a roasting company founded in 1995 in Durham, North
Carolina. In addition to Counter Culture
Coffee, a special roast is offered every
other week. Parent and Cali are constantly researching different roasters
from across the country to bring to the
cafe.
“We’re fortunate to have such a thriving community of creative types and
such a fantastic roster of rotating coffee
roasters from around the U.S.,” Parent
said. “It’s what makes us who we are.”
They also serve an impressive selection of pastries and baked goods imported from Balthazar Bakery, which
has a flagship location nestled in SoHo.
With two owners who truly care
about the quality of their products and
the satisfaction of their customers, the
AUTHENTIC, PURE PRODUCTS
future of Cafe Volan is sure to be a bright
Cafe Volan's atmosphere is as au- one. To enjoy a brew where quality and
thentic as the marvelous array of prod- craft are evident in each cup, stop in toucts served. There is always something day.
for everyone, and that includes
their killer selection of pastries, baked goods, coffee,
tea, and their speciality,
espresso.
The owners want their patrons to enjoy their drink in its
purest form, and thus only of-
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Sangria: The fruity wine punch with a kick
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One of the world’s most popular
drinks finds its original home in Spain,
WINE
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This Issue’s Expert
JOE
EGAN JR.
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going back hundreds of years ago.
We’re talking Roman times, back to the
days when Roman armies made their
way through the Iberian Peninsula. In
their travels, vineyards were planted
and grapes were grown in order to
make wine.
Drinking water was really not safe
back then. The grapes provided the
Romans an opportunity to make wine,
essentially for the alcohol content,
which they then mixed with water to
stave off bacteria. This wine was not
crafted like the fine wines of today.
Therefore, fruit was added to this very
mediocre wine for some added
excitement. See where I’m going with
this … The name sangria originates
from the word sangre, which in Spanish
means blood. There’s a good chance
that they named this fruity wine
concoction for its dark red color.
Today’s sangria is far more tasty and
far less medicinal. Traditional sangria is
a red wine punch, primarily made with
a flavorful red wine like ones from the
Rioja region of Spain, although you can
use any red wine you’d like.
Find yourself a great big pitcher or
punch bowl to mix up this delicious
concoction. Leave some room for lots
of cut up fresh fruit such as apples,
lemons and oranges. Your fruit can be
cut in slices or chunky. Strawberries
and blackberries are great for added
flavor and color.
Add a splash of something sparkling,
such as ginger ale or club soda, and for
the kick, try adding some Triple Sec and
brandy to the mix. Some recipes call for
a sweetener such as simple syrup.
Sangria gets tastier with time as the
fresh fruits soak up the wine punch.
Don’t be afraid to make your sangria
early in the day and chill in the fridge
for a few hours. Pour over ice and let
the party get started.
Another alternative to traditional
sangria is sangria blanco, made with
white wine. You can also try Cava to
create a sparkling version of white
sangria.
For sangria blanco, use peaches,
apples and melon; even mango works
well.
Sangrias are perfect for parties.
They’re easy to make and always a
crowd pleaser. Check out the web for
lots of unique versions of this
traditional favorite sangria recipe.
Here’s one of our favorite recipes:
Ingredients
1 orange
1 lemon
1 lime
1 apple
1/2 cup brandy
1/4 cup orange liqueur
2 bottles of red wine
2 cups sparkling water or club soda
Splash of simple syrup or orange
juice (optional)
Garnish with your favorite berries
Everyone loves Sangria. It’s
economical, easy to make and perfect
for your next summer party.
Cheers, From Egan’s!
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Spring gets a little lost
in the world of craft beer
spring have nothing to do with spring
at all — they just happen to be
Seasonality plays a major role in
available.
the craft beer world, whether it is for
Sixpoint Brewing out of Brooklyn,
the brewer or the consumer. The
New York, has introduced Abigale
warm and relaxing days of summer
(literally A-Big-Ale) Abbey Ale this
are celebrated with lighter, easy
spring as part of their “Cyliquids” line,
drinking pale ales and pilsners. In the
which allows their brewers to create
winter, brewers come up with darker
recipes based on naturally flowing
libations which drinkers are more
creativity. Abigale, despite its name,
than ready to welcome into their
is actually quite elegant. Sixpoint
homes for the holidays. And during
uses this beer to blur the lines
the fall, the pumpkin beer and
between the traditional abbey-style
Oktoberfest options are limitless. But
dubbel and tripel by offering the
spring always seems to be the season
robust and complex flavor profile of
that gets a bit lost.
toastier malts, with the dry, clean,
The spring is like the fall in that it
crisp and bitter finish of some of
is a transitional period between
Belgium’s more digestible brews.
cooler and warmer seasons but it
Keeping their own clientele in
lacks the holidays, and therefore the
mind, Sixpoint hops this beer up,
flavors, that we associate with the
providing a firm but clean bitterness
season. So what do we do during
along with some fruity hop flavors.
spring? Look forward to summer and
Abigale works as the perfect beer for
the memories that we attach to it.
watching the snow melt, being strong
Brewers are doing the same and
and imposing but clean and
because of this, the spring seasonal
refreshing at the same time. Just be
often gets lost. What we’re left with
careful, this one goes down much
is a small selection of what seems
easier than 8% ABV implies it should,
like half-hearted attempts to make
but that should help you keep warm
sure the brewery has an offering for
while you wait for the temperature to
every season. Some make lighter
rise.
versions of their winter varietal,
Citra Mantra by Otter Creek out of
others make something that fits in
Vermont is part of head brewer Mike
perfectly with summer but slap some
Gerhart’s lineup of hoppy brews that
flowers or rain drops on the label.
could all stand well on their own at
Either way, I’m not impressed, and
any time. Citra Mantra just happens
that’s why I’m calling for death to the
to be released around this time, and
spring seasonal! That doesn’t mean
should just be drank because it’s
there isn’t a right beer for this time of
available.
year. In contrast, a few breweries just
Citra Mantra is brewed like a
happen to release beers this time of
traditional German Pilsner, but in
year because that’s when they
place of the old-school noble hops is
decided to brew them. The three
the super popular American Citra hop.
beers you should be drinking this
Citra hops are abundant in modern
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be misused and become grassy or
catty. Gerhart found that old-school
German mashing techniques and
lager fermentation allowed him to use
this hop to its fullest, providing the
amazing tropical fruit and citrus
aromas it can find while maintaining
an extremely clean palate.
NJ’s own Rinn Duinn brews up their
Pota Caife around this time. Since
their opening only a little over a year
ago, Rinn Duinn has brewed UK-style
ales for all occasions and Pota Caife is
no exception. Pota Caife is a dry Irish
stout with local coffee added. The
beer clocks in at a low 4.9% and
despite its black opaque color, it’s
delightfully light and drinkable. This
easy-drinking brew is full of flavor
with notes of black chocolate, hearty
baked breads, and, of course,
wonderfully rich coffee. It’s mellow
and dry body make these flavors
whisk away across the palate,
reminding you of winter but without
all the extra weight.
So this spring, enjoy the beers that
work rather than the ones trying to
make it work. If a brewery’s spring
seasonal is only available for two
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months and their summer seasonal is
available for six, that should give you
a good indication of what they think
of spring as beer-drinking weather.
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PATIO BAR IS
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SKATE & SURF
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It’s finally time to grab a cold
one while kicking back to
some live music on the Manasquan River. The weather is
warmer and Patio Bar in Point
Pleasant Beach is open again!
Catch Enjoy! there on May 8
starting at 6 p.m. The Waterfront Duo returns on May 9 at
4 p.m., and you can hear
Guys with Beards at 3 p.m.
on May 10. On May 15, The
Naked Apes take the stage at
6 p.m. Shay & Jay are on at 1
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Radio, John Grant; June 13, Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional; June 26, Gogol
Bordello, Flogging Molly, Mariachi El Bronx; July 3, Southside Johnny & The Asbury
Jukes; July 10, Cake; July 11, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, The Expendables; July 27,
Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce; July 18, 311, The Green; July 24, Primus, Dinosaur Jr.; Aug. 7,
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The legendary Skate & Surf Festival
returns on May 16 and 17 at Bradley
Park and Ocean Avenue in Asbury. Saturday’s lineup includes the Dropkick
Murphys, Thrice, The Wonder Years,
The Story So Far, Motionless in White,
Attila, American Nightmare, Mewithoutyou, Four Year Strong and more.
On Sunday, check out The Gaslight
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CINCO DE MAYO IN STYLE
Escondido in West Freehold is ready to host a Cinco De Mayo celebration you
won’t forget — in fact, it’s their biggest party of the year. A Mariachi band will
play live from 4-6 p.m. on May 5. Then, from 6-8 p.m., a magician will be on
hand to delight everyone. From 7 p.m. to closing, DJ Vince of Flipside Productions will keep everyone on their feet. Escondido offers full service dining, with
indoor and outdoor patio seating available. An outdoor party will feature food,
bars and beer kiosks, and there will be great food and drink specials throughout the day. And it wouldn’t be a true Cinco De Mayo celebration without margaritas, and at Escondido, they’ll be made with premium tequila. They will also
be serving fresh fruit homemade sangria. There’s also a good chance you
won’t go home empty-handed: prizes and giveaways include Yankee tickets,
Blue Claw tickets, a Corona bike, a Cantina cooler and a golf bag.
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Great beer selection & all the
sports you need at Court Jester
BY SEAN O’BRIEN
liked most about them was that they
were not too spicy — they
maintained a level of heat that is
If you’re strolling around downtown
tolerable for those who dislike spicy
Freehold, there are some pretty good
food, yet enjoyed by those who do,
bars and restaurants around; you just
such as myself. I also generally stay
have to know where to look.
away from dipping my wings in bleu
One of the best bars in downtown
cheese, but I couldn’t resist the
Freehold is The Court Jester. Located
house-made, creamy bleu cheese
at 16 East Main Street, The Court
dressing on the side. I didn’t use too
Jester is a bit narrow inside, but has
much of it, nor did I put it on every
managed to put a lot of seating inside
wing, but it added an entirely new
and out. With outdoor seating, a long
flavor to these wings that you rarely
bar, and tables and booths along the
find elsewhere.
perimeter, you won’t at all feel
They also serve up a pretty good
claustrophobic with plenty of room to
burger. I had the bacon cheddar
stretch out.
7.4% ABV) can
aforementioned
burger ($11.95), and it was cooked to
The first thing that caught my eye
have patrons
local and traditional
perfection.
when I went to The Court Jester
feeling the buzz.
brews, they offer
Another interesting aspect of the
recently was the size of the beer
Of course,
selections of beers
menu is the Southwestern options,
menu — something that is always im- I’ve never heard of
they offer some
which includes burritos, fajitas, and
portant for any bar.
other classics on quesadillas. I’ll certainly be back to try
— a craft beer
I sat down and promptly asked the lover’s dream come
tap, like
my hand at some of these options
bartender to tell me what was on tap. true.
Guinness, Bass
next time — if I have room after the
He started out strong, naming some
16 East Main Street
Ale, Sam Adams, pound of wings I plan on eating!
Some of the
of the popular local brews like Kane
Freehold
Smithwicks, ad
other choices
The Court Jester is a great bar to
Head High IPA (brewed in Ocean
Sierra Nevada.
include Otter Creek
(732) 462-1040
enjoy some choice food and an
Township), Beach Haus Pilsner
I tried the
Citra Manta (an
www.jestersweb.net
immense selection of craft and
(brewed in Belmar), Carton 077XX
Spellbound IPA,
American Pale Lager
traditional beers on tap. One thing I
Double IPA served in a snifter (brewed from Vermont),
and later had a
found pretty cool about The Court
in Atlantic Highlands), Spellbound IPA Southern Tier IPA (New York), and
Kane Head High IPA, which comes
Jester’s beer offerings is that they
(brewed in Mount Holly), and Rinn
from a brewery I feel a bit of loyalty to offer “Shorty Mugs,” which are
Victory Summer Love (an American
Duin Sandpiper (brewed in Toms
after having visited just a few weeks
Blonde Ale from Pennsylvania).
smaller, 10-ounce mugs; perfect for
River).
ago. Both went down as smooth as
Many of the beer offerings are
those who want to have just one more
After rattling off these five beers,
ever.
served in a snifter, which is a small
beer, but do not wish to drink a full
the bartender took to naming the clas- glass typically used to serve brandy.
I glanced at the menu briefly and
pint.
sics on tap, like Miller Lite, Yuengling, They serve some of the beers that
ordered myself a plate of wings ($9.95
With plenty of huge HDTVs around
Coors Light, Bud, Bud Light, and Blue
have a higher alcohol content in these for a single serving, $17.95 for a double the bar, The Court Jester is great spot
Moon. I thought that might have been glasses because even drinking a small serving). I didn’t know what to expect
to catch a game. Come in Monday
it, but after a few seconds of thought, portion of some of these beers, like
with the wings, as the menu suggests through Friday between 4 p.m. and 6
the bartender said, “You know what?
that they are “New Jersey’s Best.”
Firestone Union Jack (a Californiap.m. to enjoy Happy Hour, which offers
Let me just grab you a beer list — we brewed American IPA; 7.5% ABV),
The order came out and I couldn’t
Monster Mugs for $4.50, draft beers
have a lot to offer on tap.”
have been more excited. Drenched in
Boulevard Tank 7 IPA (Missouri, 8.5%
for $2.95, house wine for $3.50, and a
I was blown away by the sheer
buffalo sauce, these spicy, crispy
ABV), and Shed Mountain Ale (a
discounted menu of some featured
number of craft beers on this beer list. Vermont brewed English Strong Ale,
wings are among some of the best I
items like $3.50 wings.
Not only do they offer the great
have ever had, hands down. What I
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JESTER
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New owner & look, same
great spot for Waypoint 622
BY SEAN O’BRIEN
enjoy a drink at the bar as they wait to
be seated.
The main dining room will host
If you are from the southern
approximately 75 to 100 guests,
Monmouth County/northern Ocean
according to Palsi. One of the biggest
County section of the Jersey Shore,
renovations done, other than the modthen you are likely familiar with Union
ern look of the inside of the bar, is the
622 Green Ave.
Landing, a historic bar in Brielle that
outside. Union Landing had a two-tier
recently closed its doors for good.
Brielle
deck system out back, and the canopy
There is no need to worry, though, as
(732)-528-6665
blocked the view from inside the
the property was snapped up in
www.waypoint622.com
restaurant. The team has raised the
January by Larry Grafas and renamed
deck area and canopy so as not to
Waypoint 622.
is a private wine room immediately to obstruct the unparalleled view of the
The name Waypoint “comes from a the right of the front entrance that will
Manasquan River from inside the
sailor’s term meaning a destination,”
serve as a great space to rent out for
dining room.
and the 622 comes from the street
private parties. A flat screen TV will be
Palsi studied at the Culinary
address of the restaurant and bar,
placed in this room, allowing people to Institute of America and has trained all
according to executive chef Daniel
hook up a slideshow or photo stream over Europe, so you can bet that the
Palsi.
to make this private room that much
menu at Waypoint 622 will be as fresh
Grafas and his team, which
better for birthday parties,
as can be and offer delicious dishes
includes Palsi, have done a complete
engagement parties, and other
from traditional and modern American
renovation of both the inside and
occasions with the ability to host
fare to succulent seafood.
outside of the restaurant.
about 30 people. When the room is
There also promises to be a great
There are many new features for
not being rented it out, it will serve as beer selection at Waypoint 622, and
the new restaurant and it is an
a extra dining space.
they will be introducing a brand-new
extremely exciting time for the crew,
To left of the entrance is a small bar draft beer system that will feature the
who have been working diligently
and cocktail area. This is a great
classics as well as craft beer
since January to open up the eatery by addition for the busy time of the year,
selections. Palsi said his team recently
the time spring and summer roll
as customers who have to wait for a
did a tasting of Kona beers, a
around. Scheduled to have its grand
table will have the opportunity to
opening in May, Waypoint 622
promises a fresh look in a familiar
location.
“We fully intend to preserve the
storied reputation UL had, but we also
want to make it our own,” says Palsi.
“The renovations that we have done,
and that we plan to do, will help us establish our own reputation, but we
have booked some great live
entertainment for our outdoor bar that
will remind people of the old
atmosphere here.”
The inside of the restaurant has
been completely gutted and redone,
and could not be more beautiful. There
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Hawaiian-brewed beer that was
brought in by his brother, Douglas
Palsi, who is the beer and wine
sommelier.
“We get a lot of surfers around
here, so we want to have something
everyone can enjoy,” says Palsi.
With a number of dining
opportunities, Waypoint 622 promises
to be one of the best new restaurants
and bars at the Jersey Shore. It has a
strong tie to the community in its
ownership, staff, and location. The
new team at the helm promises to
remain true to the fond reputation of
Union Landing while making a step in
their own direction with a great menu,
a new draft beer system, and a freshly
and beautifully renovated interior and
exterior.
There were nothing but praises to
be sung about the Schmidt family, the
previous owners of Union Landing, by
the location’s new owners and
operators.
“We very much want to preserve
the reputation of Union Landing by
offering great specials and booking
the best bands that have played at UL
in the past,” says Palsi. “That being
said, the fresh renovation and change
of name will let people know that we
are a new restaurant and bar with a
fresh look and atmosphere.”
Be sure to keep
an eye for the
upcoming grand
opening of
Waypoint 622 —
you won’t want to
miss out on what
promises to be one
of the hottest new
spots at the Jersey
Shore this year.
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Dave Wedding
mixes up top drinks
at Klee’s Bar & Grill
BY KAITLYN KANZLER
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Bartender
Dave Wedding, one of several
bartenders at Klee’s Bar & Grill in
Seaside Heights, has the distinct
honor of being one of the oldest
working bartenders in the area at the
age of 60.
Wedding has been bartending for
more than half of his life, starting in
1978 after his cousins purchased Jack
N Bills Bar, also in Seaside Heights, in
1977. He said he has been bartending
for the past 39 years.
“I got into it and have been doing it
ever since,” Wedding said.
Wedding is also enjoying his first
year of retirement. He was a physical
education teacher at Lacey Township
High School for 29 years in addition to
his bartending career.
“I’m enjoying it,” he said.
According to Wedding, Klee’s is
much more than a bar to him and to
many of his coworkers — it’s family.
“Klee’s is my home,” Wedding said.
He said the bar’s co-owner, Butch
Anderson, has been wonderful and
always made sure to work around his
coaching schedule.
“Everyone that works here has
been pretty good,” Wedding said. “A
lot of us have been here for a long
time.”
Wedding said that he and several of
his coworkers have been working at
Klee’s for over 30 years.
“A lot of people have been here for
a long, long time,” he said. “It’s an
establishment that takes care of their
people and enjoys having them work
here and [the employees] enjoy
working here.”
PROFILE
DAVE WEDDING
Drink of the moment
Bloody Mary — Old Bay rim,
house vodka, bloody Mary
mix, lemon, cucumber olives,
pepperoni, bacon, shrimp and
celery to garnish
Why he loves it
Has been bartending at Klee’s
for over three decades; says it
is the “best part-time job
ever.”
See him in action
Klee’s Bar & Grill
101 Boulevard
Seaside Heights
He said working at Klee’s is the
“best part-time job ever,” and he
enjoys the atmosphere and meeting
all the people that come through. He
said he has met many people during
his time behind the bar, including
several generations.
“I’ve seen a lot of people grow up,”
Wedding said.
He said he’s seen weddings,
divorces, and babies being born, and
has even been invited to some of the
marriage ceremonies.
Wedding said he sometimes sees
former students and cannot believe
they are old enough to be in the bar.
“It’s been pretty cool,” Wedding
said. “I’m going to go until I can’t or
they kick me out.”
He said working at Klee’s is like a
night out and bartending runs in his
family.
According to Wedding, his wife
bartends at two local bars and his son
bartends at the new Asbury Festhalle
& Biergarten on Lake Avenue in
Asbury Park.
“We are a family of bartenders,” he
said.
DRINK OF THE MOMENT
For Wedding, he is all about bloody
Marys.
He said the bloody Mary served at
Klee’s is like a breakfast buffet in a
glass, and is extremely popular.
“We make 70 to 90 bloody Marys
every Sunday,” Wedding said. “It’s a
spicy way to start your morning and
it’s almost a complete meal.”
He said the amount of people who
enjoy the bloody Marys is “amazing.”
The bloody Mary at Klee’s
encompasses a mix of items that one
would not expect in a drink, except it
all meshes together into a wonderfully
strong, spicy taste.
Wedding starts by ringing the top
of the glass with Old Bay seasoning to
give customers their first kick of spice
thanks to the red pepper in the
seasoning.
Following coating the rim of the
glass, Wedding mixes together Klee’s
house vodka and bloody Mary mix,
which includes several ingredients. He
said bar patrons can request any kind
of vodka they want and do not have to
stick with the house vodka.
To finish off the bloody Mary,
Wedding places a stalk of celery, a
piece of salty, crispy bacon, some pepperoni, lemon, lime, and an olive for
garnish.
What Wedding calls a breakfast
buffet in a glass is available every day
of the week, but there are specials on
Sundays.
Visit Wedding at Klee’s Bar & Grill,
which is located at 101 Boulevard in
Seaside Heights.
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