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Where it’s happening! NJ’s Premier Dining & Entertainment Guide

April 2014 Vol 3 • no 3


Restaurant Profiles Sports Bars Pro Sports Schedules Local Band/Artist Profiles Comic Relief Dining Guide Broadway Shows Two on the Aisle Happy Hours Local Entertainment Listings Concerts & Theater

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Letter to Our Readers

I’m not sure I should be saying it, but I think Winter is over. If in fact the Spring season is upon us, that can only mean one thing, guy’s and girl’s hearts & minds turn to only one thing…Seasonal Beers! In this issue of Venues NJ, we will try to help educate the novice, and then direct bother the novice and the more experienced beer drinkers to some of the finest biergartens within our state’ where they can enjoy craft, seasonal and a very wide selection of beers to keep your whistles wet. Hope you enjoy. Seeking a casual dining experience? Sit by a cozy fireplace while enjoying your choice of steak, chops, seafood or maybe just one of the best burgers served in the state. You can choose from 19 different style burgers. Then visit The Chapter House in Howell. Read this month’s Restaurant Profile and more. In my travels last month, I came across two women whose music blew me away. They play real Rock & Roll and with such passion, you just can’t stop listening. They play in many local area & regional venues and are very worthwhile catching. Check out Lisa & Wendy in this issue’s Band Profile. Time for a beverage? If you’re down in the Seaside Park area, stop by Bum Rogers and ask Adrienne to pour you a cold beer. She is a seasoned bartender, a Yoga instructor and our Mixologist-of-the-Month. Comedy anyone? This month our own “Dr. of Comedy, Steve O. met up with a comic whose been around for here decades. Known for his skit comedy, Bob Nelson is as funny as he was 30 years ago and his act is clean. Read more in this month’s Comic Relief.

Bob Byrne, Publisher LIKE US!

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2014 St. Patick’s Day Celebrations................................................4 Sports Bar & Quiz ...............................................................................8 Restaurant Profile.............................................................................12 Band Profile........................................................................................14 Mixologist............................................................................................18 Libations..............................................................................................18 Main Feature: NJ Biergartens.......................................................20 Catering...............................................................................................22 Dining Pleasures...............................................................................26 Two on the Aisle...............................................................................28 Comic Relief........................................................................................32 Concerts & Theater ..........................................................................34 Plugged into AC................................................................................35 Happy Hours......................................................................................36 Where it’s happening!.....................................................................37 The Last Word....................................................................................38 Venues Cares ................................................................................... 38 Publisher Bob Byrne

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Editor Lisa Schofield

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Contributing Writers Clare Marie Celano Steve Ortlieb Tim Kolupanowich

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Sports Bar Listings ABERDEEN Court Jester 732-566-6674 ASBURY PARK Cabana Club 732-988-4500 ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS Twin Light Taphouse 732-872-1345 BELMAR 507 Main 732-681-6301 Boathouse 732-681-5221 Connolly Station 732-280-2220 BRICK Brickhouse 732-279-3743 Buffalo Wild Wings 732-475-7645 River Rock 732-840-1110 Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 732-262-5180 BRIELLE SandBar 732-528-7750 Simko’s 732-528-9989 CLARKSBURG Clarksburg Inn 732-259-2558 COLTS NECK Huddy’s 732-431-0194 EAST BRUNSWICK Brunswick Grove 732-254-0495 Gusto Grill 732-651-2737 Tilted Kilt 732-992-8532 EAST WINDSOR Brewster’s Pub 732-448-2258 City Streets 732-426-9400 EATONTOWN Bogart’s 732-542-1836 FARMINGDALE Mulligan’s 732-938-6166 Woody’s 732-938-6404 HAZLET Park East 732-739-2002 HIGHLANDS Chubby Pickle 732-872-7000 The Claddagh 732-291-0099 Clam Hut 732-291-2526 Windansea 732-872-2266 HIGHTSTOWN Tavern on the Lake 609-426-9345 HOWELL Chapter House 732-462-0056 Ivy League 732-370-2206 KEYPORT Blue Rock 732-583-7699 McDonagh’s 732-264-0999

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reat food, delicious libations and a warm, friendly atmosphere to enjoy them in has always been the hallmark of The Chapter House bar & grill in

And, the Jaspan family, who took ownership of the restaurant about a year and a half ago, has not changed any of those qualities. In an interview with Tom Jaspan, who owns the restaurant with his brother Paul and his sister Pat Fallon, Tom said that the new owners have made some significant design changes to the eatery, including completely renovating the exterior of the decades old building and gutting and redoing the bar, which now includes a new draft system. A few changes in The Chapter House menu have also taken place, but not many, according to Tom, who serves the restaurant as general manager. The family also owns the Ivy League restaurant in Howell, where Paul and Pat spend much of their time. “We added a few fresh items to The Chapter House menu and took a few away, but basically, the menu remains pretty much the same,” Tom said. The extensive menu offers tempting starters, juicy steaks and burgers, chicken, seafood, hearty sandwiches and healthy salads. The family – owned and operated restaurant, offers a family– oriented atmosphere with seating in two separate dining rooms, which provide a quiet setting for a family meal. The dining rooms, one which offers a fireplace, offers a more relaxed, intimate setting for a romantic date. Seating is also available in the new bar for patrons looking for an afternoon or evening of game watching with friends on the 16 flat screen

65-inch TVs. Enjoy the cozy, casual environment, with its new wooden-style plank floors, high-top tables and bar stools. If sports is your thing, this upbeat bar setting is the place to be at game time when the restaurant offers the MLB package, the NFL package and other TV viewing that sports aficionados will enjoy watching. In addition to a wide variety of libations, The Chapter House stocks 24 beers on draft and over a dozen craft beers on tap. Also soon to be in use is the outdoor dining area where guests may sit, engage in conversation, a round of delicious drinks and enjoy their conversation, meal and drinks under the stars on a warm balmy evening.


he Chapter House also offers a fabulous Happy Hour, Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. with food and drink specials, including, $2 domestic drafts, $2.50 well drinks, $3.50 house wines and $5 Margaritas and sangrias.

Patrons may also indulge in the Late Night Happy Hour which runs from 9 p.m. though close, Sunday through Thursday. Those who stop in on Friday, Saturday or Sunday night for dinner will be rewarded with the eatery’s meal specials, such as Prime Rib special. Known for its wonderful appetizers, The Chapter House offers tempting starters, such as

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Crab Meltaway, a special blend of crabmeat, mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning and a three cheese blend, served on toasted French bread or the Bonzai Shrimp starter chosen by patrons which offers jumbo shrimp, lightly coated and fried, served with house made tangy chili sauce. Also on the list is Maryland Hot Crab Dip, a special blend of cream cheese, lump crab meat, onions and spices, served with baked sliced French bread. Salads are plentiful here. Try the Pecan Chicken Salad, pecan encrusted chicken, sliced over spring mixed greens craisins, celery, shredded carrots and mandarin oranges, topped with Chow Mein noodles with sesame dressing or the Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna with romaine and iceberg lettuce, red onion, carrots, cucumbers, tomato, Chow Mein noodles and sesame dressing. This restaurant is also known for its delicious, juicy burgers and offers a menu that includes the Chipotle Burger, topped with jalapenos and the Chapter House Burger, a flame grilled burger with sautéed onions and mushrooms.


izza, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, hamburgers, hot dogs, mac & cheese, grilled cheese, and linguine are all available.

The restaurant also offers full-service catering for private parties, baby showers, corporate parties or any special occasion event. So whether it is a family dinner out, an intimate date or a special game you want to see with friends, stop in at The Chapter House where you will be welcome to relax, enjoy a good meal and a good time!

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LISA and WENDY Can you imagine being a true rock chick, playing in a local band, and then actually playing onstage with the legendary Heart? Well, it happened for our own Lisa and Wendy -- Lisa Barone and Wendy Horn. Lisa and Wendy met in 2004 in the all-female band Broad Banned and have been playing as an acoustic duo since 2008. Both self-taught artists, Lisa showcases her talent playing the guitar and drums and Wendy provides the vocals. Originally the drummer for Broad Banned, Lisa switched to guitar when they had trouble finding a permanent lead guitarist and in 2004 Wendy joined as the vocalist. After a fouryear run as a band, the group ran its course and Lisa and Wendy were the only two remaining still willing to go out and perform. While they play mostly as a duo, they still occasionally team up with other musicians for bigger corporate events and weddings. That’s when Lisa moves back to drums and they are typically joined by Larry Haber and Gary Conte. They bring the full band together about once a month, but they would both be interested in doing that a little more. “It’s not that playing acoustically isn’t great, but once in a while you want to rock out in a full band,” said Lisa, adding that this full arrangement would enable her to play drums more frequently. While they both enjoy playing with a full band, they do have a little more freedom when it’s just the two of them. “The duo is more intimate and it definitely lends itself to being a little more loose and creative,” said Wendy. “The band is more structured. We don’t play

often enough to get too loose and it’s usually a corporate or wedding event so it’s pretty structured.” Lisa has been heavily influenced by Heart, a 2013 inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame headed up by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. Then last summer Lisa and Wendy were given the opportunity of a lifetime -- they actually played three shows with the world-renowned band, one at the PNC Art Center in Holmdel, one at Bethel Woods at the site of the original Woodstock show and one more in Toronto where they helped serve as part of the choir for Heart when they played “Stairway to Heaven” with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. “That was the most memorable thing I’ve ever done because they’ve inspired me so much and it was amazing,” Lisa related. “It was a big family vibe and they were very grateful they had a choir.” Lisa and Wendy are hoping to perform with Heart once again. “I won’t say never because I know that tour did so well,” said Lisa. “We keep in touch with them and always tell them we’re available.” Aside from Heart, Lisa also looked up to Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood. Wendy was always a fan of anything with strong vocals, citing Journey, Boston and Kansas as her biggest inspirations. Lisa and Wendy are kept busy with their schedule as they play several shows every week. They can often be found at all of the different MJ’s locations across Monmouth County and take their talent down to Seaside, Manasquan and Asbury Park quite regularly too. They perform everything from classics like Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin to the popular tracks currently on the

radio. If the venue calls for all country or all soft rock, they can appropriately accommodate such requests thanks to their large song selection and ability to read a room. “We’ll go up there with the song list in front of us and then look at the room and say let’s stick to more of this genre,” said Lisa. Having been playing together and forming a strong friendship for the past decade, it’s unlikely to see one performing without the other anytime soon. “It’s definitely exciting; it’s a lot of fun -- I love playing with Lisa,” said Wendy. “Even if I got an offer for a band, even touring bands, I’d say that I have this chick who’s awesome. I wouldn’t really want to be anywhere unless Lisa was involved in it.” For performance dates, music samples and contact information check out or you can “like” them on Facebook at LisaandWendy.

by Tim Kolupanowich


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West Orange, and became a licensed yoga instructor. “I have always enjoyed doing yoga,” she said, adding that she had practiced yoga for years before she became an instructor in the field. After becoming a licensed instructor, Kengetter decided to continue

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Adrienne Kengetter by CLARE MARIE CELANO

Adrienne Kengetter has managed to balance her busy life by combining her two passions: working as a bartender and pursuing a career in the practice of yoga and holistic health. The veteran bartender has tended bar in various venues including, night clubs, golf courses and sports bars for ten years. She currently acts as bar keep at Bum Rogers Tavern and Crabhouse in Seaside Park. While working as a bartender this ambitious woman also managed to attend Ocean County College in Toms River, in pursuit of a degree in science. White attending college she developed a deep interest in the practice of yoga and came to the decision to pursue a more natural lifestyle, incorporating organic foods, and a holistic approach to health. In tandem with that decision, Kengetter then left Ocean County College and enrolled in a 200-hour program at the American Yoga Academy in

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hen you’re new to the craft beer world, things seem a bit overwhelming. Walk into a store with even just a decent craft selection, and you might find it hard to decide what to get. If you have a store that offers single bottles or mix-and-match 6-packs, it’s even more difficult. What kind of beer should you get? Which brewery is best?

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her pursuit of a natural lifestyle and enrolled in a program in the Academy of Natural Health Sciences in Woodbridge, to study herbalism and holistic health continuing on her journey to a more natural life. She also wanted to pursue her ultimate goal of having her own yoga studio someday. Although she enjoys instructing her students in various forms of yoga, including, Bikram and Hatha, Kengetter says that Vinyasa is her favorite form of yoga and therefore, the form she loves to teach the most. “It’s a flowing form of yoga with very fluid movements and breathing,’ she said. “It’s very graceful and the moves are like dance moves.” Her yoga practice balances her life, and allows her to enjoy the fast-pace of her bartending job. “Yoga balances me and brings me back to center,” she explained. “It also relaxes me and helps me to focus.” Kengetter teaches both private classes and online classes at All You Can Yoga. And as she instructs students and works her shifts as bartender at Bum Rogers, she admits she is extremely busy but has no intention of changing things. She says bartending allows for fun, social interaction and enjoyment and her yoga allows for relaxation and focus. Her plan is to ultimately open a yoga studio that offers various services, such as herbalism and massage, in addition to various forms of yoga.

This isn’t an overview of the various beer styles or the thousands of breweries. Rather, it’s a select few beers that you need to try before you can call yourself a really craft beer fan. Please note, though, that this list doesn’t include beers that aren’t widely available, especially in New Jersey.

Carton Boat Beer Carton, a regional brewery based out of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, is making a name for itself by brewing common styles with unique twists. The growth it’s seen since its inception in 2010 goes to show how much New Jersey and East Coast craft beer fans alike have come to embrace what they’re doing. Carton is credited with brewing one of the original Session IPAs, a beer somewhere between a Pale Ale and an IPA, called Boat Beer. As founder Augie Carton will tell you, it’s brewed with the goal being sessionable (being able to drink a lot of it), while giving you new tastes with every new pint so you never get bored. Carton is available on draft throughout New Jersey, and limited Boat Beer cans are available in select stores.

Ommegang Three Philosophers Even non-craft fans may have heard of Ommegang lately for their Game of Thrones series of beers (Iron Throne, Take Black Stout). Brewery Ommegang has been brewing world-class Belgian-inspired ales in Cooperstown, New York for 15 years. Ommegang’s impressive portfolio of beers means that every experienced craft beer fan will recommend something different.

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Coming Soon… Expect More Microbrews and BrewPubs! More microbreweries have sprung up and are in the works to open in New Jersey thanks to a significant law change. And, many will also have authentic beer gardens. According to, “Thanks to a 2012 law change, microbreweries are now allowed to sell up to 1/2 keg (or approximately six cases) of beer for consumption off premise. Also, as part of a brewery tour, consumers are allowed to purchase beer for consumption on premise. Breweries are not allowed to operate a restaurant or sell food. This is an opportunity for people to enhance their educational tour experience with an on-site tasting. Because we value our relationships with our restaurant and tavern partners, the law was purposely designed to not allow breweries to operate like a bar or restaurant.” Brewpubs, the organization explains, are considered “restaurants that produce small batches of craft brewed on site and may sell their own beers by the glass for drinking on premise. They may also sell their beer for carry-out in bottles, “growlers” and in kegs. The new law allows brewpubs for the first time to sell their beer off the premises to licensed retailers throughout the state through a New Jersey beer wholesaler.” As an example, Red Bank’s popular Basil T’s is a brewpub. Because of these wider opportunities provided by direct sales, at least 15 new breweries are expected to open by this summer, and more are being planned. It is a terrific time to be a craft beer enthusiast in New Jersey! In South Jersey (Courtesy of “Joe Sixpack” aka Don Russell, director of Philly Beer Week. For his newsletter, email him at Glasstown Brewing (Millville) Opened this past January, this brewery will start by offering German wheat beer, American stout, India and American pale ales, California red ale and amber ale. Purchase on site or in local bars/pubs. Garden State Beer (Egg Harbor City) Soon to open, this brewery will feature a tasting room. What will be available are: copper ale, IPA (a British ale), Nut Brown Ale, Egg Harbor Ale, and a couple of fruit beers -- American Wheat (peach, blueberry or raspberry), and seasonal Pumpkin Ale. According to Joe Sixpack, brewer Shawn Grigus promises, “easier-drinking ales and lagers in the 4.5 to 6 percent range, plus a rotating tap of special stuff.”

Spellbound Brewing (Mount Holly) This 20-barrel brewhouse will also feature a 1,000-square-foot tasting room. Initially, it provides Spellbound IPA, Porter, and seasonals such as Saison, in kegs and cans. In addition, the brewers will be appearing at festivals and charity events throughout New Jersey. Village Idiot Brewing Co. (Mount Holly) According to its website, this unique microbrewery “is a 1.5 BBL (46.5 gallons) artisanal, small-batch, neighborhood business brewing quality beer for good people who appreciate good beer. We offer samples, pints, and growler fills.” Others set to open throughout New Jersey this year are: Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Cherry Hill; Rinn Duin, Toms River; 902 Brewing, Hudson County; Asbury Park Brewing Company, Asbury Park Community Brewery, Bulkhead Brewing Company, Ocean County; Departed Soles Brewery, location not decided; Hoboken Brewing Company; Little Dog Brewing, Neptune City; Lunacy Brewing, Magnolia; Miscin Brewing, Lafayette; and Stibinger Brothers Beer, Sparta. The East Coast Beer Co., which debuted in Point Pleasant in 2007, will now call Main Street in Belmar home in only a few short months. Its initial launch, Beach Haus American Pilsner was in 2010. To date, brewers John Merklin and Brian Ciriaco now also offer Beach Haus Winter Rental, a dark lager; Beach Haus Kick Back, an American amber ale; and the India Pale Ale Beach Haus Cruiser IPA. Merklin hints that his brewery plans on doing a beer for Belmar. Also, stop in at Carton Brewing, Atlantic Highlands, to taste its new small-batch beer, GORP, and fill up your growlers. The beer, just released on March 17, and what it stands for is described by the brewers, as follows: Founders “Chris and Augie grew up as neighbors next to the hiking trails of Hartshorne Woods Park. Back then, trail mix was called GORP, standing for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, which described it perfectly. Familiar and dependable, GORP trail mix was a combination of clean and complimentary flavors appropriate for being out on the trails. With GORP beer, we evoke recollections of fun and flavors of the trails by adding peanuts and chocolate to a robust porter base that is then fermented on black raisins. Drink GORP because it is fun to take the mix off the trail.” For much more NJ beer news, visit,,, and

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El Mason 732-308-9494

Tuscany 732-308-1118

Metropolitan Café 732-780-9400

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OLD BRIDGE Big Ed’s BBQ 732-583-2626

FREEHOLD American Hotel 732-431-3220

Happy Catering 732-477-5111

BRIELLE Craig’s 732-295-7929

Fireside Grill 732-780-7900

Woody’s 732-938-6404

BRICK Buffalo Wild Wings 732-475-7645

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Atlantic Highlands

Copper Canyon 51 First Ave. 732-291-8444 Julia’s 91 First Street 732-872-1007

On the Deck 2 Simon Lake Dr. 732-872-1424 Wine Bar 40 First Ave 732-291-1377

Asbury Park

Posillipos 715 Second Ave. 732-774-5819

For Your

Stella Marina 800 Ocean Avenue 732-775-7776

Bradley Beach Citricos 812 Main Street 732-988-6565


Brickhouse 979 Cedarbridge Ave. 732-279-3743 Buffalo Wild Wings 2770 Hooper Ave. 732-475-7645 Riverwatch 799 Rt. 70 732-920-8900 River Rock 1600 Rt. 70 732-840-1110 Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 515 Rt. 70 732-262-5180


Simkos Grille 403 Higgins Ave. 732-528-9989

Colts Neck

The Harrison 808 Fifth Ave. 732-774-2200

Colts Neck Inn 6 Rt. 537 732-462-0383

Tim McLoone’s Supper Club 1200 Ocean Ave. 732-744-1400

East Brunswick


Gusto Grill 1050 Rt. 18 N 732-651-2737

Clementine’s Café 306 Main Street 732-988-7979

Brunswick Grove 327 Milltown Rd. 732-254-0495


Tilted Kilt Rt. 18 South 732-992-8532

Brandl 703 Belmar Plaza 732-280-7501 Klein’s 708 River Road 732-681-1177

Matisse 1301 Ocean Ave. 732-681-7680

Vivas 801 Belmar Plaza 732-681-1213

Fords McLoone’s @ Favorites 3 Lafayette Rd. 732-512-5025


A Little Bit of Cuba 2 E. Main Street 732-577-8506 Basile’s 536 Park Ave. 732-866-4085 The Cabin 984 Rt. 33 732-462-3090 Café Calore 3333 US Hwy 9N 732-462-2233 Court Jester 16 E. Main Street 732-462-1040 Market Yard Grille 18 E. Main Street 732-431-3220

La Fandy 609 River Road 732-530-3338

Claddagh Irish Pub 297 Bay Ave. 732-291-0099 Havana 300 Shore Drive 732-708-0000 Lusty Lobster 88 Bay Ave. 732-291-1548 Off the Hook 1 Navesink Ave. 732-872-2006 Twin Light Taphouse 128 Bay Ave. 732-872-1345 Windansea 56 Shrewsbury Ave. 732-872-2266



San Marzano 31 E. Main Street 732-845-5400


Fair Haven

The Chubby Pickle 23 Bay Ave. 732-872-7000

Park 33 618 Park Ave. 732-761-1300

Lakeside Manor 410 Hwy 36 S 732-739-2700

Bogart’s 613 Hope Road 732-542-1836

Chilango 272 Bay Ave. 732-708-0505

Metropolitan Café 8 E. Main Street 732-780-9400

East Windsor Brewster’s Pub 529 Rt. 130 N 609-448-2258

Bay Ave. Trattoria 122 Bay Ave. 732-872-9800

Tavern on the Lake 101 Main Street 609-426-9345

Solo Trattoria 7 South Street 732-780-2337

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Woody’s Roadhouse Tavern 105 Academy Street 732-938-6404


Park East 3352 Hwy 35 S 732-739-2002


Bahr’s Landing 2 Bay Ave. 732-872-1245

Villa Soma 37 West Main Street 732-946-8857


Surf Taco 21 S. Hope Chapel Road 732-364-8226


Burlew’s Seafood & Steak 59 West Front Street 732-497-0500 McDonagh’s 2 West Front Street 732-264-0999

Little Silver Sickles Harrison Ave. (off Rumson Rd) 732-741-9563

Village Bistro 151 Markham Place 732-450-0444

Long Branch

Draft House 100 Brighton Ave. 732-272-1598 Dino’s 444 Ocean Blvd. N 732-923-0033 Jack’s 149 Brighton Ave. 732-870-8800 Pearl of the Sea 46 S. Broadway 732-263-1050 McLoone’s Pier House 1 Ocean Ave. 732-923-1006

Chapter House 1454 Rt. 9 S 732-462-0056

The Mix 71 Brighton Ave. 732-923-9100

Ivy League Rt. 9 N & E. 3rd Street 732-370-2206

Wine Loft 32 Laird Street 732-222-7770


Kyoto Sushi & Hibachi 21 S. Hope Chapel Road 732-367-3333 Solo Bella 426 Chandler Road 732-961-0951

Manalapan Mezza Luna 357 Rt. 9 S 732-536-0207

Spargos Grille 130 Rt. 33 732-294-9992

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The Sycamore Grille @ Knob Hill 1 Shinnecock Drive 732-792-9909


Donovan’s Bar & Grill 1900 Rt. 70 732-657-0006


Brioso’s 184-Rt. 9 N 732-617-1700 Nonna’s 190 Rt. 9 N 732-536-9050 Rosalita’s 180 Rt. 9 North Marlboro, NJ 732-617-0099 Sam Vera 476 Rt. 520 732-834-9889 Fireside Bar & Grille 133 Rt. 79 732-780-7900


MJ’s 1005 Rt. 35 N 732-796-1400 Neelam 1178 Rt. 35 @ Village Mall 732-671-8900


Luchento’s 520 Rt. 33 W 732-446-8500


Ryan’s Pub & Sports Bar 299 SpotswoodEnglishtown Rd (732) 251-1709


Don Chuchos 1647 Rt. 35 N 732-531-7555 Kelly’s Tavern 43 Rt. 35 S 732-775-9517 MJ’s 3205 Rt. 66 732-918-9700

Bart’s 74 Main St. 732-566-0267

Pete & Elda’s 96 Woodland Ave. 732-774-6010

MJ’s Buttonwood Manor 845 Hwy 34 732-566-6220

Old Bridge

Café 34 Hwy 34 732-583-9700 La Riviera 113 Main Street 732-566-8400 Mediterranean Chateau 27 Freneau Ave (Rt. 79) 732-758-0800


A Tavola Rt. 9 S @ Deep Run Shopping Ctr. 732-607-1120 Benvenuti 3857 Hwy 516 732-607-1115 Big Ed’s BBQ 305 Hwy 34 Na 732-583-2626 Café Luna 3679 Rt. 9 N 732-965-5490

Pt. Pleasant

Barnacle Bill’s 1 First Street 732-747-8396

Frankie’s 414Rt. 35 S 732-892-6000

Molly Maguire’s Black Point Inn 132 East River Road 732-530-2882

Martell’s 308-310 Boardwalk 732-892-0131

Red Bank

Basil T’s 183 Riverside Ave. 732-842-5990 Buona Sera 50 Maple Street 732-530-5858 The Downtown Street 10 W. Front 732-741-2882 Dublin House 30 Monmouth Street 732-747-6699 La Pastaria 6 Linden Place 732-224-8699

Salt Creek Grille 4 Bingham Ave. 732-933-9272

Sea Bright

McLoone’s Riverside 816 Ocean Ave. 732-842-2894 Woody’s Grille 1 E. Church Street 732-976-1300

Sea Girt

Rod’s 597 Washington Blvd. 732-449-2020

Seaside Park

Bum Rogers Tavern & Crab House 2207 SW Central Ave. 732-830-2770


Melting Pot 2 Bridge Ave. 732-219-0090 New Corner 22 E. Front Street 732-530-1007 Savanna 10 Bridge Ave. 732-741-6333

CJ McLoone’s 560 Shrewsbury Ave. 732-758-0800 Fuji Rt. 35 & Treasure Is. Plaza 732-544-8828 Shadowbrook 1 Obre Place 732-747-0200

Siam Garden In the Galleria 732-224-1233

South Amboy Blue Moon 114 S. Broadway 732-525-0014

Sogno 69 Broad Street 732-747-6969

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veteran character actor Dakin Matthews is a superbly crotchety Mickey, the old-timer who becomes Rocky’s manager; and Terrence Archie, with his shaved head and Mr. Universe body, is a charismatic Apollo Creed. The show cheats a bit by supplementing some new songs with excerpts from the famous Bill Conti Rocky theme music and Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” from Rocky III. But it’s hard to complain. Timbers uses them to accent the galvanizing training scenes, staged with video backdrops of the Philadelphia streets, sweatshirted doppelgangers of Rocky and Karl himself doing some slick jump-roping and the best running in place on Broadway. The big championship bout gives you everything you want in a splashy stage climax and more. The ring is rolled out into the audience, as patrons in the first few rows are reseated in bleachers

onstage. The punches come fast and furious, the blood and sputum fly, time is compressed or speeded up or stretched out with cinematic stop-action effects, as announcers on giant TV screens overhead call the action breathlessly. It builds to a rousing finale, abrupt yet so satisfying that you hardly realize this is a rare musical that doesn’t end with a song. Rocky was always an unorthodox fighter — but in his first Broadway bout, he takes the punishment and gets the job done.

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recently had would be performing with Michael W. Smith recent memory, have been vulgar in your the good and Max Lucado on to thestudy “Come Thirsty” act,further what has had of an impact improv comedy and it more was improv that on that? fortune to church tour. Of course, really beingled in the movies Has it been the Red Skelton, Danny Thomas me to standup. I did improv for years and interview a was fun, too. school of comedy or the turn towards eventually I just got sick of working with other people, gentleman, Bob VNJ: Speaking of which, I always like to ask Christianity? which makes me sound like a total curmudgeon, I know. Nelson, a comic you guys about your page. Pretty BN: Red Skelton was the first to address me who’s been impressive! Anything new gonna pop up tough. on about my comedy being Stand up is very You have to be able to clean. take The first time around for a there in the near future? I met him, during our conversation, he just rejection. How’d you handle your first bomb, unless few decades BN: I have nothing planned, but in this blurted out, “I am very proud of you, Bob.” one when comic who’s never experienced that? now and is business, things happenyou’re pretty the quickly ME: “You’re proud of me?” universally they do. RED: “Yes, because you don’t use profanity known for his skit comedy as VNJ: How many days aThe yearrejection are you on the is definitely hard and it’s something that in your act.” well as his clean act. I saw Bob perform at MJ’s road? Considering youreveryone uh, age, I--guess even it’s my comedy idols have not experienced at ” ME: “No, I do--curse, a lot, though. Buttonwood Manor recently. He is as funny, fairly safe to assume your kidspoint. are older and some Early on I think that I wanted the audience RED: “No you don’t, you’re a clean act.” if not funnier than he was 30 years ago and that’s probably not a problem but how to like now, me, which can beME: dangerous territory,I especially “But, occasionally, do a character and, his humor -- simply and truly -- doesn’t get tough was it at the beginning? for female comedians. You to beI curse confident to behave realistic, as thatand character.” old. The crowd loved Coppack’s him and I aBostonian saw people and BN: I was in Branson, Missouri for a few adly, Selena doesn’t feel entitled toyears be up there RED:with “No, the you,microphone don’t do that.and ” ages from 20 to 70,that all laughing though and for thenare Pigeon a couple more, so understand the only as real teamsitto root in Forge for that took me a while to Ifigure -- how did notout know whattohejust wasown talking about. was the first time they’d ever seen or heard I was pretty much off the road for the past NY and NJ. I jest of course (kinda, sorta). Coppack has My more. wife, Trish, whoofwas there with the stage and trust myself I think standup as me said, him. He is the type of comedian who builds 5-6 years. I’ve just returned recently and plan “Bob, what Red is saying is that been performing stand up for eight years and her new like training dogof-- if you get out there and you’re you don’t a following and once you’ve seen his show to hit the road for two to three weeksa out ” you. book, The New Rules For Blondes, launches in April. and control,curse the anymore, audienceatisall. with each month. This time, I confident plan to bring myinwife you’ll understand why! ME: Red? Is that what you’re telling me?” But if you exuderoad a sense of nervousness or you seem with me as much as possible for each I was trying insecure, they’ll eat you RED: alive.“Well, I’ve been doingto!” standup date. She has become an expert at working Venues NJ: you You’ve been at this a long time up? Were “the funny one” growing for eight me while for about years and even I’ll have and been pretty successful at it too. How my music and sound effects e now had asometimes very lengthy conversation Branson & Pigeon have you been able to last so long in this we were at the theatresainshow where I can sense thatabout certain people therespectful on being cleaninand older sister Forge. arena?I come from a very funny home and my among other audience aren’t completely onstage board with many me and it topics and Laurel is a comedian, too. So I wasn’t really ‘theyou funny knew themakes recently Bob Nelson: I am amazed at that. I have a VNJ: So it was illuminating. From that day on, I me deceased feel nervous, but very I know to just plow through one’ at home so much Laurel and I David spentBrenner. a lot of Any special memories of him? did not curse as Red handed me the torch to very tenacious fan base. Theyashave been it and keep on going and eventually I’ll hit on a joke or time writing musicals in our bedrooms, choreographing several that times. We them sharing my routines with their families and BN: Yes. I had met David continue reference wins over. his legacy to present clean comedy dance numbers, watching “Saturday worked Night together at a few casinos and to the comedy audience. I became a Christian friendsstrange and children since my HBOand specials in had I’ve run him at different through sinceI am agevery 7. Iblessed. think that my parents andinto oldest the 80’sLive” and 90’s. shortly after that meeting, was an easy Is thisplaces a means to an end? “SNL”, sitcoms, headwhich writer-theyes, years. was really nice and very funny transition, because Red had set me on the VNJ: What the biggest moments in your sisterare Emily are super hilarious, too. But I’veHe always what’s your goal? behind the scenes career?been a bit of a ham and really interested in comedy andas well as on stage. I can right path before I reached that “fork in the BN: My top moment, by far, was my first still hear him say, “Bobby, How are ya?” in that road” of my life. performing. I definitely don’t his. I really feel think he of standup as a means to an end appearance on “The Tonight Show with thick New York accent of and I think that comedians do arewebsite pretty miserable should have stayed a regular on the evening Checkwho JohnnyAlong Carson. ” Second would be performing out Bob’s at those lines, did you do all the school productions? people. It has to be its own reward or else you’re crazy talk shows, just out of respect for who he was with Rodney Dangerfield on the 9th Annual for all upcoming shows. Where’d you grow up? Or rather, if you’re anything like to do this thing. But as far as my goal, mine is pretty Young Comedian’s Special on HBO and and what he had accomplished. me, where were you raised? never, atI’dleast later touring for eight years with him. Third VNJ: While I know you broad: like not for in my comedy (performance, writing) to pay for my life. I don’t know exactly how that will Editor’s Note: I grew up outside of Boston and I did all of the school shake out, but I’d like my job to be what I loveNJ to is do, VENUES proud to plays growing up -- I absolutely loved performing and which is write and perform comedy. I now havepublish a book the excitement of rehearsing and being in shows. I did coming out in April (The New Rules for Blondes, from Comic Relief some professional theater in Boston (at the Boston It Books/HarperCollins), which I hope will open up new as a monthly feature Baked Theater--now gone) and in high school I became opportunities for me. It’s a collection of humorous essays interested in singing, too. I went to college in upstate celebrating and subverting the blondecolumn stereotype, but NY where I majored in English and didn’t do any of the by comedy expert it’s for readers of all hair colors. plays on campus; but I was in the only co-ed a cappella Steve Ortlieb, group on campus (the Hamilton College Hamiltones) who is also a pretty and the improv troupe. After school I moved to Chicago funny guy himself. Enjoy!



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- Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Middletown – Matt O’Ree Duo MJ’s / Neptune – Karaoke Steve MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Game On Riverwatch - Tomardo Thursday, Apr. 17 The Cabin – Bike Night Fireside Grill – Local Acoustics Night La Riviera – Ladies Night Metropolitan Café - DJ MJ’s / Buttonwood - NJ Party Band Duo; Modern DJs MJ’s / Middletown – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Neptune – Swamp Eddy MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Russell & Shawn Friday, Apr. 18 Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Modern DJ The Cabin – Dale Toth 4-7pm; Brian Kirk & The Jerks Fireside Grill – Trivia Night La Riviera – Latin Night Metropolitan Café - DJ MJ’s / Buttonwood – Clifton Brothers; Modern DJs MJ’s / Middletown – Russell Acara MJ’s / Neptune – Wing It MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Matt O’Ree Duo River Rock – Mike Dalton Duo 3-7pm; The Event Horizons @ 10pm Riverwatch – Lance Hyland Stark Rosalita’s – Live Music Rugs & Riffy’s – Trash Mavericks Ryan’s Pub – Ronnie & The Engineers Saturday, Apr. 19 Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Modern DJ The Cabin – Eddie Testa Band La Riviera – R& B Night Metropolitan Café - DJ MJ’s / Buttonwood – Different Strings; Modern DJs MJ’s / Middletown – Tom & Tom MJ’s / Neptune – Lisa & Wendy MJ’s / Tinton Falls –Seith Tieger River Rock – Joe Faronea 3-7pm; Club Night w/ DJ JasonJ ani @ 10pm Riverwatch – Gary Philips Rugs & Riffy’s – Shore Soundz Ryan’s Pub – DJ Todd Shogun Legacy – DJ Matrix Tuesday, Apr. 22 Donovan’s Bar & Grill – Trivia Night Fireside Grill – Trivia Night MJ’s / Buttonwood - Trivia Night MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe Ryan’s Pub - Karaoke Tommy’s / Brick – Trivia Night Wednesday, Apr. 23 Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Brue Crew MJ’s / Buttonwood - Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Middletown – Seith Tieger MJ’s / Neptune - Karaoke Steve MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Game On Riverwatch - Tomardo Thursday, Apr. 24 La Riviera – Ladies Night

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