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May 2013 Vol 2 • no 4

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May Entertainment Dr. Cheeko

Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm – 7pm 5/4, 5/5, 5/11, 5/12, 5/18, 5/19, 5/25 5/26, 5/27

Mike Dalton Friday 2:00pm – 6pm 5/24, 5/31

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Letter to Our Readers

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ow that the weather has finally warmed up, outdoor activities are on our minds more and more. One such activity (some call it a sport) is golf, and New Jersey offers an abundance of courses, both public and private. In this issue our writers offer you a description of 10 of the state’s top public courses plus a listing of some of the most popular local courses open to all. Enjoy the read then “hit ‘em straight.” Want to dine in the metropolitan atmosphere of a fine NYC restaurant without facing the expense of traveling to the “Big Apple?” Visit Chris Michael’s in Woodbridge. This month’s featured Venue of Distinction is a combination steakhouse, lounge-style nightclub and sports bar offering virtually everything to satisfy your palate’s desire. Naturally, we attempt in each monthly issue to educate our readers on the subjects of libation servers and musical performers. In this issue our writers introduce you to Jess Bilof, a veteran mixologist with two priorities in her life: her family and her job. This single mom handles both with passion and devotion. Then we present funktion 11, a highly diverse, multi-talented musical group that combines the dominant percussion and horn sounds of the past with the words and lyrics of today’s music. For your “comic relief,” our writers queried a Jersey Shore “original,” Chris Covert. Chris has worked as a stand-up comic throughout the Central NJ area since he graduated from school. He actually credits detention in school (or as he calls it “8th period”) for igniting his career. “It’s where I refined my material” he says. Take a few minutes to read the interview with Chris. Dining, entertainment, friendly people, libations, timely information, it’s all here in this month’s issue to help enhance your leisure time. We hope you enjoy the “read.” Then, go out and have fun.

Bob Byrne,, Publisher

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In This Issue: Sports Bars & Quiz ................................................................. Page 6 Pro Sports Schedules ........................................................... Page 8 Venue of Distinction: Chris Michael’s ........................... Page 12 Band Profile: function 11....................................................Page 14 Mixologist-of-the-Month .................................................. Page 16 Main Feature: NJ’s Public Golf Courses ........................ Page 18 Catering ................................................................................. Page 20 BYO Restaurants .................................................................. Page 22 Two on the Aisle ................................................................. Page 24 Comic Relief .......................................................................... Page 26 Dining Pleasures ................................................................. Page 28 Happy Hours ......................................................................... Page 30 Where it’s happening! ........................................................ Page 31 Concerts & Theater .............................................................. Page 32 Plugged into AC .................................................................. Page 33 The Last Word ....................................................................... Page 34 Publisher Bob Byrne rfbyrne@att.net

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Tommy’s Brick Tommy’s Paramus 515 Route 70 700 Paramus Park Brick, New Jersey Paramus, New Jersey (732) 262-5180 (201) 261-1380

Happy Hours Mon – Thurs 4pm – 7pm Fridays 4pm – 7pm & 10pm – close Sat. & Sun ALL Day

Happy Hour Bar Specials ($6 each or any 2 for $10)

Italian Chopped Salad * Caesar Salad * Personal Pies ($1 per topping) * Personal Calzones ($1 per topping) * Coal Oven Roasted Wings ½ off All Drafts * $4 House Wine * $4 Well Drinks

Weekly Bar Specials Half Price

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Sports Bar Listings ABERDEEN Court Jester 732-566-6674 Prime 34 732-441-9663 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 EATONTOWN Bogart’s 732-542-1836 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 FARMINGDALE Mulligan’s 732-938-6166 Woody’s 732-938-6404 HAZLET Park East 732-739-2002 HIGHLANDS Chubby Pickle 732-872-7000 Clam Hut 732-291-2526 The Claddagh 732-291-0099 Windansea 732-872-2266 HIGHTSTOWN Tavern on the Lake 609-426-9345 HOWELL Chapter House 732-462-0056 Ivy League 732-370-2206

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PRO SPORT SCHEDULES NBA Playoffs 2013 NBA Playoffs Bracket

MLB NY Yankees & NY Mets See May schedules on page 10

PGA May 2013 PGA Pro Tour Schedule Important dates for the 2013 NHL season: April 28 - Last day of regular season April 29 - NHL draft drawing April 30 - Stanley Cup Playoffs begin May 27 to June 1 Draft combine, Toronto June 1 - Deadline for signing unsigned draft picks June 28 - Latest possible date for Stanley Cup finals

May 2 - 5

Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC

May 9 - 12

THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

May 16 - 19

HP Byron Nelson Championship TPC Four Seasons Resort, Irving, TX

May 23 - 26

Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Colonial CC, Ft. Worth, TX

May 30 -June 2

the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OH

NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series Sun, May 5 @ 1:00 PM ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Talladega Talladega Superspeedway

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Sat, May 11 @ 6:45 PM ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Darlington Darlington Raceway

Sun, May 26 @ 6:00 PM ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Charlotte Motor Speedway Nationwide Series Sat, May 4 @ 3:00 PM ET NASCAR Nationwide Series at Talladega Talladega Superspeedway

Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 PM ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway

Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 PM ET NASCAR Nationwide Series at Darlington Darlington Raceway

Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 PM ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Showdown Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sat, May 25 @ 2:30 PM ET NASCAR Nationwide Series at Charlotte Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Blind drawings and prizes for

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Win $500 Riverwatch Gift Certificate If your horse wins Derby, Preakness & Belmont

–­Enjoy – Enchiladas, Tacos & Chicken Mole Special Drink Prices on Margaritas & Mexican Beers

Have Your Next Function in Our Party Room Overlooking the Scenic Metedeconk River

Happy Hour

Everyday 2:00pm - 6:00pm Featuring 1/2 Priced Appetizers • 16 Draft Beers •$5 Svedka Vodka Drinks $4 House Wine by the Glass • $2 Yuengling & Coors Light Pints Relax & Enjoy watching our 10 HDTV’s

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Monday - $1 Sushi Night: 20% Off All Bottles of Wine Tuesday - Lobster Night Wednesday - Ladies Night: Live Music 7pm - 10pm Thursday - Prime Rib Night: Live Music 8pm Friday & Saturday - Live Music 8pm - Midnight Sunday Brunch - 10:30am - 2:00pm $21.95 Adults/$10.95 Kids (10 & younger) Early Bird Specials - Sunday thru Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Monthly Specials May 7th – National Teachers Day May 15th – Peace Officers Day Teachers get a $10 gift card good for next visit All Peace Officers receive a FREE dessert with dinner entrée order May 8th – Ladies Shopping Night “We thank you for your service.” (call for details) May 18th – Armed Forces Day All US Armed Forces members receive May 12th – Mothers Day $10 off dinner entrée Bring Mom to Riverwatch for her Special “We thank you for your sacrifice.” Day - Seatings start @ 12:30pm May 20th – Customer Appreciation Day (see website for menu) A FREE T-shirt to all customers who know ALL Moms receive a FREE glass of Prosecco the Raccoon Lodge Official Club greeting ! May 27th – Memorial Day - Happy Hour ALL Day Long

May Entertainment Wed. 5/01 Thurs. 5/02 Fri. 5/03 Sat. 5/04 Wed. 5/08 Thurs. 5/09 Fri. 5/10 Sat. 5/11 Wed. 5/15 Thurs. 5/16

Tomardo Gary Phillips License To Chill Brue Crew Tomardo Stan Steele Bonnie Boland Phil Engle Band Tomardo Lisa Bouchelle

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1:05 PM

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8:40 PM

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7:10 PM

Thu, May 9

@ Colorado

3:10 PM

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7:10 PM

Fri, May 10

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8:10 PM

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Sat, May 11

@ Kansas City

7:10 PM

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Venue of Distinction: Chris MiChael’s steakhouse / lounge / sports Bar

by CLARE MARIE CELANO

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estaurateur Chris Kontos had a vision -- to offer New Jersey residents New York Metropolitan dining without the expense of the tolls and bridges needed to venture to the city.

to bring unique metropolitan accents, such as a carpeted outdoor entryway, stunning glass doors that lead to an elegant waterfall in the foyer, a wine room with cedar walls, new copper ceilings, new lighting and a heated outdoor patio, among other accessories in The realization of his vision now sits in the eatery’s design. Woodbridge, on Oakwood Avenue. It’s is called Chris Michael’s Steakhouse and Maik Kontos explains that the design concept Lounge, and it is everything a NewYork City was a combination of a few very well-known Steakhouse is – without the heavy price tag sites. The restaurant’s intriguing waterfall that traveling to the city for the night brings fountain that greets guests is influenced by with it. the design of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in New York. The sizzling 450-degree hot-plate The eatery is a traditional American is inspired from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse steakhouse that also offers a full sushi menu, and the sushi bar with its high-end freshly expertly prepared daily for patrons. prepared delicacies is a concept derived from Los Angeles. In addition to an elegantly appointed dining room with exquisitely crafted red mahogany The eatery also offers a heated outdoor patio walls, wooden floors and intimate lighting, lounge where guests can “eat, drink and this unique establishment also offers an smoke,” all year long, according to Maik. upscale yet trendy Manhattan nightlife-style Dine all year long, whether it be a warm, lounge where guests can enjoy a variety balmy evening in June or a chilly, crisp, of great music played by both DJs and live November night. bands. Also waiting for lounge visitors are its state-of-the-art lighting and a colorful laser The two-level lounge boasts a sophisticated, display to dance the night away with a special trendy, modern space with comfy, soft date or just gather with a group of friends. seating, as well as tables and plenty of room to dance on the smooth, wooden The family-owned-and-operated restaurant floors. A large rectangular bar amid brick opened its beautiful glass doors in 2006, walls, surrounded by tables provides dining according to managers Maik and Valentino comfort. Whether it be to stop by for one of Kontos, sons of Chris Kontos. The Kontos the bar’s signature cocktails, hang out for the family has been working in the restaurant evening for cocktails and conversation, or industry for 30 years. When the Kontos› dance away the hours long into the night, the purchased the restaurant in 2006, they lounge offers all of it along with scrumptious “gutted” the entire interior and started fresh bar foods to munch on during your stay.

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The lounge is also a perfect place to view your favorite sports game on any one of 70+ large TVs strategically placed throughout. Sports games viewing are an integral part of the excitement here at Chris Michael’s, so cozy up and witness up close and personal, any of your favorite sports games, including UFC championships, football and boxing. And while you are enjoying your sports viewing be sure to sample some of the tempting appetizers offered here. The menu includes such delicious selections as “Bacon” grilled thick-cut Nueske’s Applewood-cured bacon, or the Surf and Turf selection-- jumbo shrimp and chorizo sautéed with garlic, paprika, white wine and lemon, served with crostini; or the Carpaccio, thinly sliced raw filet mignon topped with lemon, arugula, capers and shaved Parmesan Reggiano cheeses. The restaurant offers an extensive collection of both domestic and imported wines, as well as a variety of mixed drinks, such as the “Chris Michael’s Signature Mojito,” which combines 10 Cane Rum, fresh mint and fresh lime juice. This restaurant is unique in that it offers a combination steakhouse and Sushi bar, something not usually seen billed together. It can also boast that it offers wet-aged, Midwestern, corn-fed USDA Prime Beef served on a 450-degree sizzling hot plate, and according to Maik, only one percent of the market offers this type of prime beef, making the meal all the more desirable and special.

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usic and fun go hand-in-hand here at Chris Michael’s which offers its patrons various specials during the week, including Monday through Friday Happy Hour from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Enjoy Happy Hour reduced prices on drinks and a bar menu that presents late-night appetizers, such as Colby Beef Sliders, Pizza, Burgers, Wraps, Wings, and Sushi, among other treats. Monday night is Industry Night at Chris Michael’s where those who work in the restaurant industry will be treated to a 50 percent discount on sushi and drinks and bar menu. Thursday is Latin night for those who like the Latin flavor. Friday night we have a variety of Guest DJs along with our resident DJ who spin today’s hits and house music. Saturday night is more of an open music forum. DJs Little Nicky and Timmy D spin their tunes on both levels of the lounge, luring guests to play in the glittering atmosphere and flashing light show, to a mixture of hits. If the lounge is your nighttime destination, dress for the occasion with your trendy outfit, and sparkle in the NewYork City-style nightlife that awaits you in this sophisticated atmosphere. If a more intimate environment is your desire, Chris Michael’s will accommodate you with its mellower dining room where guests can indulge in a delicious meal in an atmosphere that allows for quiet conversation, romance and intimate dining. Meals are served a la carte. Signature dishes at Chris Michael’s include juicy Bone-In Rib Eye Steak. Other menu choices include Filet, the tenderest cut of beef guaranteed to melt in your mouth. Maik says it is so tender, it can be cut with a butter knife. Juicy, New York Strip and Porterhouse Steaks are also fine selections. Rack of Lamb, pan seared with a rosemary and brandy demi-glace reduction served with smashed potatoes is popular here. Pasta lovers can indulge in Capellini Pomodoro, fresh plum tomato sauce with fresh basil tossed with fresh mozzarella or Fresh Clam Sauce, fresh little-neck clams sautéed with garlic, olive oil, fresh herbs and white wine, served over linguini. As a nod to healthy fare, Chris Michaels›s uses zero trans-fat oil for frying as well as free-range chickens.

white or whole grain rice for its sushi. In addition to fine afternoon and evening dining, this eatery also offers a delicious Sunday Brunch with some breakfast favorites and some uncommon choices for a breakfast brunch, guaranteed to make Chris Michael’s your new favorite place to spend a leisurely relaxing Sunday afternoon. Savor the sights and aromas of the most wonderful brunch ever. Stop in between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to feast on an a la carte menu that offers such tempting goodies as a complimentary champagne Mimosa or a Bellini. Sweet entrees abound with selections such as Crepes, French Toast, Pancakes, Hot Porridge, and a scrumptious Morning Yogurt Parfait which offers Greek yogurt, honey and granola. Meats lovers will enjoy Pastrami Cured Smoked Salmon with cream cheese, and scrambled eggs. Also on tap is Tenderloin Benedict on an English muffin with Hollandaise sauce garnished with crab meat.You can also enjoy Steak and Eggs as well as a “MakeYour Own Omelet.” If the alcoholic beverage isn›t your choice, try freshsqueezed juices and organic teas. Whether you are looking a special venue for a date with that special someone, a family dinner, an afternoon appetizer while you watch the game or late night cocktails and conversation with friends, Chris Michael’s Steakhouse and Lounge is here to accommodate you, and make you feel as though you have crossed the river into New York City without paying a dime for the tolls.

The Sushi Bar provides a large selection of favorites, such as Teriyaki Chicken Club, Teriyaki chicken or salmon on a steamed bun with Thai basil mayo; or Albacore Onion with Japanese Ponzu sauce and baby tuna. The selection is endless. The Sushi Bar uses Super Ahi Tuna, Scottish Salmon, organic, less-salt soy sauce and premium short-grain

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nyone who sees funktion 11 play is treated to a musical experience unlike anything else around. A highly diverse and multi-talented group, its members have worked with some of the top artists in the world and use that knowledge and experience to create a unique sound. “Our music is the best of both worlds,” says percussionist and band leader Ronnie Nalven. “It brings you back to a time when percussion and horns were dominant, but with the words and the lyrics and the music of today.”

Band members add their own distinctive elements to classic songs to give them a new twist, typically by adding their own horn line. “Even cover songs you’ve heard and known for years we do in a different way,” Nalven says, using Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music.” (Check it out on the band’s website, funktion11.com.) “The music is so much more complex than the standard songs people would know, we put our spin on them and play them the way we like them.” It’s their four-piece horn section that allows them to add elements of jazz, R&B and funk into each one of their songs. The idea to create the band came to Nalven in 2005 when he was playing with a Cherry Hillbased group that fell apart. funktion 11 took off in the beginning of 2007 “to try and play music to recapture some days of my youth

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when horn bands were bigger then. Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Cool and the Gang, that whole vibe,” Nalven explains. Nalven is joined by vocalists Vanessa Perea and Tony Zeke, trumpeters Anja-Christin and Lee Hogans, saxophonist and flutist Andrew Gutauskas, trombonist Robert Edwards, guitarist Misha Fatkiev, bassist Charles “Chip” Moore, keyboardist Samar Newsome and drummer Kelvin King. Nalven put the members of funktion 11 together with a specific purpose and the wide range of ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds of the musicians involved with the group allows for them to appeal to mass audiences. Combined, they know English, Spanish, Russian, Norwegian and Hebrew and they can perform in Spanish just as fluently as in English. It’s their diversity that is one of the top selling points for a band whose members have impressive resumes. With Nalven being the lone exception, every member of funktion 11 works in the music industry full time. Hogans, who also serves as the musical director, is one of the top trumpeters in the country. He has a master’s degree in Jazz Performance from Rutgers University and has toured with Jay-Z, Sean Combs and Prince, though he’s not the only member to have worked with a world-famous musician. He recently performed with the Jonas Brothers on “The Today Show,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “Good Morning America” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

rently teaching music with recordings available on iTunes. Every member of the band has other projects besides funktion 11 they work on which allows them to bring in new elements and sounds. Many members including Perea, Anja-Christin, Moore, King and Zeke started off singing and playing in church choirs, giving them the kind of soul typically reserved for those hallowed halls. Fatkiev has performed at many grand halls of his own including Carnegie Hall and was invited by Pandit Divyang Vakil, an Indian tabla guru, to perform at a music festival in his honor. Aside from its live music, funktion 11 is working on a CD of all original songs, tentatively ready by the end of the year. The band currently has seven in its repertoire and is working on getting to 10 before the members begin recording. “We think we’re on to something really special,” Nalven opines. “It’s got a combination of that older big horn sound, that sound from the 70s and 80s that’s disappeared, and it’s got more of the beats that people want in 2013.” For more information on band members as well as audio samples and event dates, visit funktion11.com or follow them on Twitter: @ function_11.

King has worked with Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight to name just a few and Gutauskas has played with Michael Buble and Paul Simon, among others. Gutauskas also studied at Julliard as did Edwards and, like Hogans, AnjaChristin studied at Rutgers. Newsome is a product of the Westminster Conservatory of Music Offerings at Rider University and is cur-

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s with so many things New Jersey is known for, rich and abundant golf courses are yet another thing for us to boast about. Our tightly packed state features hundreds of courses of all types, reflecting the growing popularity of this rather genteel sport. The number of men, women and children taking up the club continues to grow. Golf is perhaps the only sport that effectively combines social play with individual challenge (beating your own best). And of course, fresh air and lushly landscaped surroundings only serve to enhance the overall experience. By the way, this is by no means an “official” Top 10 list, it’s an amalgamation of suggestions from you, our readers, and our staff.

majestic fireplace, and outdoor terrace. Complement your meal with a bottle of wine from its extensive wine list or enjoy a specialty cocktail. You can enjoy all your favorite sporting events on the many flat-screen televisions inside the 16,000-square-foot clubhouse that also features a ballroom. Outdoors, golfers can enjoy the 6,000-square-foot bluestone patio for dining and tented events.

4. bAllAmor Golf club (Little Egg Harbor, ballamor.com) Now open

for the public as a daily fee course and grounds, Ballamor was named the 4th best public course in the state of New Jersey by Golf magazine. Designed by

1. AtlAntic city country club (Northfield, caesars.com/golf/atlantic-

city-country-club): The Atlantic City area has so much more than simply the casinos. Try something different, spend a day at this beautiful course and complex. It is rated one of the top 50 19th holes in Golf by Golf Digest. As one of America’s oldest and most prestigious golf clubs, Atlantic City Country Club has been home to many firsts, including being the “birthplace of the birdie.” The course has a bayside setting reminiscent

of the historic links in Scotland and Ireland. The country club also features the Tap Room Bar & Grille -- breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as late-night fare. Happy hour specials feature $5 wine and martinis, and half-price drafts. Check out entertainment by Mike Lunemann all summer long on the expansive back patio overlooking the beautiful views of the AC Skyline.

2. neshAnic VAlley Golf course (Neshanic Stations, neshanicvalleygolf.com) Neshanic Valley Golf Course is the flagship facility of the five-course Somerset County Park Commission system. The 27-hole Championship Course, the 9-hole Academy Course, the Learning Center, and the Callaway Golf Performance Center were designed to accommodate golfers of all abilities. The challenging par 32 nine-hole Academy Course plays from 1, 420 yards to 2,019 yards and offers three tees on each hole, with five par four holes and four par threes. Merri-Makers operates the exquisite food and beverage offerings here, including a majestic on-grounds tent that can accommodate up to 500 guests for outdoor ceremonies; as well as a banquet room overlooking the bucolic surroundings and has an adjacent outdoor deck. 3. Architects Golf club (Hopatcong, thearchitectsclub.com) The

Architects Golf Club is a 6863-yard par 71 course that holds a stellar reputation among the golf industry and has been recognized by such prestigious publications as Golf Course News, Golf Magazine, Links Magazine, Golf Digest and Sports Illustrated. Its Thyme Restaurant and Bar is located within the clubhouse, offering a fresh and classic dining experience in a venue highlighted by a soaring ceiling, 18

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renowned architects Ault, Clark & Associates, the course blends traditional architecture with modern nuances that captures the distinct beauty of the property. Each hole possesses its own individual character with a total package that tests every type of golf shot. The Pub and Grill at Ballamor -- open daily to the public -- features a delicious menu of sandwiches, Certified Angus Beef burgers, appetizers, soups and salads and an extensive array of Chef’s specialties. The Pub & Grill also offers a wide selection of draft domestic beers as well as fine wines and mixed drinks.

5. scotlAnd run Golf club (Williamstown, Scotlandrun.com) Scotland

Run is open to the public year-round for daily-fee play, group outings and banquets. A Golf Digest 4 1/2-Star winner, Scotland Run was named the one of the Top 50 Public Courses in the country by the readers of Golf World in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards in 2009 and 2010. On site, the Highlander Pub and Grill offers casual fare in a neighborhood tavern atmosphere. The extensive menu offers pub sandwiches, steaks, pasta and seafood dishes, daily gourmet chef specialties daily, and authentic Scottish dishes such as Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips and Chicken Pot Pie. With an extensive wine menu, diners can sample featured wines nightly. The bar also features many imported and domestic draft and bottled beers. The house draft, Belhaven Scottish Ale, has been brewed in Dunbar, Scotland since 1719. The Highlander’s expansive patio overlooks the course.

6. hominy hill (Colts Neck, hominyhill.com) -- Hominy Hill is considered

one of the”crown jewels“of the Monmouth County Park System’s golf courses. This course is a Robert Trent Jones design classic, and is often rated as New

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y’s Top 10 Public Golf Courses Jersey’s number-one public golf course. Hominy Hill has been the host of two USGA National Amateur Public Links championships and numerous regional championship tournaments. The course measures 7,049 yards from the blue tees and has USGA course and slope ratings of 74.2 and 131 from the blue tees. There are 138 bunkers throughout the course, with water coming into play at four holes. Course amenities include a well-stocked golf center, GHIN handicapping, food concession snack bar, warm-up range, and an immaculately manicured putting green.

9. sAnd bArrens Golf club (Swainton, sandbarrensgolf.com) With a unique27-hole layout featuring more than 100 acres of sand, much in its bunkers and waste areas, Sand Barrens offers something a little different for golf enthusiasts, who all will feel comfortable with five sets of tee boxes. Each nine of the 27 holes plays from a minimum of 2,500 yards to a maximum of more than 3,500. Each nine plays as a par-36. Total distance for 18 holes will vary between 6,960 and 7,116, depending on the combination of nines played. The expansive

roycebrook.com) Located in the heart of Somerset County the grounds feature two acclaimed golf courses: the private, rugged West Course ranked

8. chArleston sprinGs (Millstone, charlestonsprings.com) Charleston Springs’ north and south courses feature 36 holes of championshipcaliber golf. The par 72 north course is a links-style course featuring e x t e n s i v e bunkering, multiple water hazards and large greens. It has a USGA course rating of 73.4 and slope rating of 126. The par 72 south course, designed in the classic parkland style, measures 6953 yards from the back tees and has a USGA course rating of 73.2 with a slope rating of 125. May 2013

Want to stay more local? Monmouth & Ocean counties have numerous golf courses -- too many to list. The ones here are all courses that welcome the public. Get in the swing! Old Orchard Country Club, (Eatontown) 18 holes over 6,624 yards with a par of 72 (732) 542-7666 Shark River Golf Course, Shark River Course (Neptune) 18 holes over 6,194 yards with a par of 71 (732) 922-4141

7. royce brook Golf club (Hillsborough,

in Golf Digest’s Top 20; and the public, parkland East Course routed through forested areas and wetlands, and rated 4 stars by Golf Digest. Open to the public, the East Course welcomes all golfers to enjoy a member-only-type golf experience. The Restaurant at Royce Brook, open to the public and led by Executive Chef Mark Barrows, features panoramic views, indoor and outdoor seating, and is ideal for entertaining clients over lunch or dinner, or for special events with friends and family. Royce Brook has a calendar of special events including holiday dinners, wine-tasting dinners and weekend entertainment.

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clubhouse is luxurious and serves breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner; it also hosts formal banquets that accommodate up to 220 guests for a sit-down reception with space for entertainment and dancing.

10. shore GAte Golf club (Ocean View, shoregategolf.com) Shore Gate Golf Club, a par 72 premiere championship golf course, was rated “#2 Public Course in New Jersey” by Golf Digest, 2007, one of the 10 “Best New Upscale Public Courses” by Golf Digest and one of “Top 10 You Can Play” in GOLF magazine. Set in 245 acres of forest, the course features seven lakes, 88 bunkers, vertical dunes and other dramatic elements. It offers five sets of tee markers on each hole, enabling all

Bel-Aire Golf Club, Executive Course (Wall) 18 holes over 3,100 yards with a par of 60 (732) 449-6024 Howell Park (Farmingdale) Par 72 course measuring 6964 yards (732) 938-4771 Pine Brook Golf Course (Manalapan) 18-hole, par 61 executive-length course over 4168 yards (732) 536-7272 Twin Brook Golf Center, Twin Brook Course (Tinton Falls) 18 holes over 1,305 yards with a par of 72 (732) 922-1600 Pebble Creek Golf Club, Pebble Creek Course (Colts Neck) 18 holes over 6,265 yards with a par of 71 (732) 303-9090

players to enjoy a challenging game. Total yardage ranges from 5,200 to 7,227. The course is near the ocean and Atlantic City casinos. To Advertise Call 732.995.1714 •

Bey Lea Golf Club (Toms River) 18 holes over 6677 yards with a par of 72 (732) 349-0566

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Colts Neck Golf Club, Colts Neck Course (Colts Neck) 18 holes over 6,236 yards with a par of 71 (732) 303-9330 Cruz Golf Country Club, Cruz Course (Farmingdale) 18 holes over 5,900 yards with a par of 70 (732) 938-3378 Spring Meadow Golf Course, Spring Meadow Course (Farmingdale) 18 holes over 5,953 yards with a par of 72 (732) 449-0806 Pine Brook Golf Course, Pine Brook Course (Englishtown) 18 holes over 4,168 yards with a par of 61 (732) 536-7272 Ocean County Golf Course at Forge Pond, Ocean County Course (Brick) 18 holes over 3,916 yards with a par of 60 (732) 920-8899  Lakewood Country Club, Lakewood Course (Lakewood) 18 holes over 6,566 yards with a par of 72 (732) 364-8899

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Most New Yorkers would hesitate to don the dazzling footwear displayed in the new Broadway musical Kinky Boots. When you live in a city of potholes, sloping sidewalks, and perilous subway stairs, the six-inch stiletto is not your friend. Yet audiences have heartily embraced this middling production at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, which features pop icon Cyndi Lauper as composer and lyricist. Based on a 2005 indie film (itself derived from a true story of small-business gumption, Kinky Boots tells how a failing firm reinvents itself as a manufacturer of fetishwear for the cross-dressed gent. As the show begins, Charlie Price (the plucky Stark Sands) has ditched his backwater roots for London lights, but his father’s death lures him back to struggling the Price & Son factory, rendered, in David Rockwell’s set design as a slightly grimy Santa’s workshop. Cancelled orders and cheaper imports nearly convince Charlie to close when an encounter with drag queen Lola (the hard-charging Billy Porter) changes his fiscal

fate. “There must be a niche market for properly built-to-last women’s boots for women who are men,” Charlie declares. Lola signs on as designer and soon songs are sung, lessons learned, and thigh-high patent leather donned. For a musical with such racy themes, it would be difficult to picture a more conservative, familyfriendly show. The book is by Harvey Fierstein and it is about as provocative and challenging as a soft toy. Yes, drag queens abound on stage, but as Lola says: “Drag queens are mainstream. Just this morning I was offered a gig singing at a nursing home. A nursing home, Charlie!. In Claxton.” Despite a few bustiers and songs entitled Sex Is in the Heel and What a Woman Wants, this is an oddly chaste show. The only clinch occurs in the last moment and is strictly gender conforming. The script doesn’t even permit Lola to evince an attraction to anyone. We can credit costume designer Gregg Barnes with the boots – they really are luscious. But similar originality evades most of the songs, which, though tuneful enough, fade from the mind as soon as the last note has sounded. A few exceptions are The History of Wrong Guys, a clever girl/dumb choices number milked gleefully by Annaleigh Ashford, and I’m Not My Father’s Son, a duet for Sands and Porter. Most of the others, even those that promise well, ultimately come across as generic, accomplishing little in terms of revealing character or driving plot. Certainly there’s nothing to rival the poignancy of Time After Time, or even the daffy joy of She Bop. Still, Broadway audiences just wanna have fun, and if it means giving a standing O to an uneven book and score, they’ll do it.

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Comic Relief Selena Coppock Chris by Steve Ortlieb

Covert to study improv comedy further and it was improv that really ledrough me tonights standup. I did improv and I’ve had like anybody else. forAsyears an outspoken eventually I just got sick of working with other people, life-long class clown you take some beatings throughout which me sound like a total curmudgeon, This month I’ve had the pleasure of your lifemakes when you don’t conform to normality, so thatI know. alone interviewing a Jersey Shore will toughen you up.  The trick to comedy is not just getting Standupupand is very You to be where able toand take original. Chris Covert is a local back doingtough. it again buthave learning why you rejection. How’d you handle your first bomb, unless boy gone good (bad?) and failed.  Far too many comics blame the room -- and there are as a standup comic he’s circumstances you’re the onewhere comicthat who’s experienced maynever be applicable -- butthat? at the end performed far and wide. of the day it’s your job to be funny. This quote, directly from The rejection is definitely hard and it’s something that Chris’ website, sets the  Is this a means to an end? SNL, sitcoms, head writer-everyone -- even my comedy idols -- have experienced at tone: “I found school to be what’s your ultimate comedy goal, if there is one?  fodder for material.  This some point. Early on I think that I wanted the audience to like me, which can be dangerous territory, especially of course was not smiled upon by my Wherever it takes me.  Uncle Miltie (Milton Berle) said, “If for female comedians. You have to be confident and educators and often resulted in detention or worse.  opportunity doesn›t knock, build a door.»  I›m building doors. adly, Selena Coppack’s aBostonian and doesn’t feel entitled to be up there with the microphone and Detention, or 8th period as I called it, was a time to sit, be understand that the to root forSo areinineffect – Do thatyou took me“aaday while toorfigure how just own quiet, miss your bus only and real writeteams your material.  have job” does out this -pay theto bills? NY and NJ. I jest of course (kinda, sorta). Coppack has the stage and trust myself more. I think of standup as the school board helped me refine my act.”  been performing stand up for eight years and her new My halfaand Submarines Redyou’re Bank.  That likebetter training dogI own -- if Elsie’s you get out thereinand Chris also the owner of Elsie’s Sub launches Shop in Red Bank. A quick pays book, TheisNew Rules For Blondes, in April. the bills.  of whatever I make in goes to confident and Most in control, the audience is comedy with you. perusal of Yelp will show that jokes are not his only specialty. the show, for athings equipment, website Butnext if you exude senselike of better nervousness or you seemand promotions. It’s not time yet but least one paying insecure, they’ll eatfullyou alive. I’veI have beenatdoing standup Were Were you you “the “the funny funny one” one” growing growing up? up? I mean not just gig a week. for about eight years and even now sometimes I’ll have in school but at home with parents and siblings? Class a show whereJerseyJokers.com I can sense that will certain in the Chris’ website, givepeople you a better insight Iclown? come from a very funny home and my older sister audience aren’t completely on board with me and it just into his mania as well as future performance dates. And Laurel is a comedian, too. So I wasn’t really ‘the funny makes me nervous, but here’s I knowa plug to just through he’sfeel such a good guy, forplow his restaurant Yes.  My father always hadasa great humor, my of mother because one’ at home so much Laurelsense and of I spent a lot it and keep on going and eventually I’ll hit on a joke or too, yelp.com/biz/elsies-sub-shop-red-bank. did aswriting well. Butmusicals it was the encouragement of my Aunt time inwit ourand bedrooms, choreographing reference that wins them over. Sue, whodance wouldnumbers, laugh at everything I did,“Saturday that madeNight me try strange and watching hard to be funny.  I truly have a whole family of goofballs!  I Live” since age 7. I think that my parents and oldest treated the role of class clown as if I were getting graded on Is this a means to an end? “SNL”, sitcoms, head writer-sister Emily are super hilarious, too. But yes, I’ve always it.  The things I got away with then would have kids arrested what’s your goal? been bit mother of a ham interested today. aMy is aand saintreally for what she put in upcomedy with. Butand she performing. knew I was “wired” differently. I definitely don’t think of standup as a means to an end and I think that comedians who do are pretty miserable Along Along those thoselines, lines,did didyou youdo doall allthe theschool schoolproductions? productions? people. It has to be its own reward or else you’re crazy Where’d yougrow growup? up?Or Orrather, rather,ififyou’re you’re anything Where’d you anything likelike me, to do this thing. But as far as my goal, mine is pretty me, where were you raised? where were you raised?  broad: I’d like for my comedy (performance, writing) to pay for my life. I don’t know exactly how that will I grew was president of the Drama and ClubI did my senior yearschool but had up outside of Boston all of the shake out, but I’d like my job to be what I love to do, little to do with up it other than that.  Iloved was raised in Belford then plays growing -- I absolutely performing and which is write and perform comedy. I have a book moved to Middletown my freshman year.  I in was 15 when I did the excitement of rehearsing and being shows. I did coming out in April (The New Rules for Blondes, from my firstprofessional comedy show. some theater in Boston (at the Boston It Books/HarperCollins), which I hope will open up new Baked Theater--now gone) and in high school I became opportunities for me. It’s a collection of humorous essays Stand up is very tough. You have to be able to take rejection. interested in singing, too. I went to college in upstate How’d youI handle first bomb, unlessdo you’re thethe one celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype, but NY where majoredyour in English and didn’t any of it’s for readers of all hair colors. comicon who’s neverbut experienced that? plays campus; I was in the only co-ed a cappella group on campus (the Hamilton College Hamiltones) and the improv troupe. After school I moved to Chicago by Steve Ortlieb

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River Rock 1600 Rt. 70 732-840-1110

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Twin Light Taphouse 128 Bay Ave. 732-872-1345

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

Jack’s 149 Brighton Ave. 732-870-8800

East Windsor

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Holmdel

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May 2013

Neptune

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

Oakhurst

Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 2105 Rt 35 732-695-6010

Old Bridge

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

Spring Lake

Café Luna 3679 Rt. 9 N 732-965-5490

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

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

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

Shrewsbury

La Pastaria 6 Linden Place 732-224-8699

Fuji Rt. 35 & Treasure Is. Plaza 732-544-8828

Melting Pot 2 Bridge Ave. 732-219-0090

Shadowbrook 1 Obre Place 732-747-0200

New Corner 22 E. Front Street 732-530-1007

South Amboy

Savanna 10 Bridge Ave. 732-741-6333 Siam Garden In the Galleria 732-224-1233

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Blue Moon 114 S. Broadway 732-525-0014

South River Ria Mar 25 Whitehead Ave. 732-257-1100

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Black Trumpet 7 Atlantic Ave. 732-449-4700

Applebee’s 14 Park Road 732-935-1158

MJ’s 1213 Sycamore Ave. 732-542-3131

Toms River

Mulligan’s 1850 Hooper Ave. 732-255-3900 Union Beach Cervino’s 300 Union Ave. 732-888-0737 Piero’s 1411 Rt. 36 732-264-5222 Shogun Legacy 1536 North Bay Ave. 732-286-9888

Wall

Applebee’s 2007 Hwy 35 732-280-3676 Four Winds 1310 Jefferson Ave. 732-223-9579

Woodbridge

Big Shots Sport Bar 780 Rt. 1 North 732-750-5050 The Shannon Rose 855 St Georges Ave. 732-636-6100

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VENUES Applebee’s (TintonFalls/Wall) Bayside Grill Big Ed’s BBQ Big Shots Sports Bar Blue Moon Bogart’s Brandy’s Tavern Brass Rail Brickhouse Buffalo Wild Wings (Brick)

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Burlew’s Seafood & Steak The Cabin Café 34 Chapter House Claddagh Irish Pub Colts Neck Inn Court Jester (Aberdeen/Freehold) The Downtown Dublin House Fireside Grill Gusto’s Grill Ivy League Jack’s Goal Line Klein’s La Riviera Market Yard Grille McDonagh’s Metropolitan Café MJ’s (Middletown Neptune/Tinton Falls) Molly Maguires Moore’s Tavern Mulligan’s (Toms River) Nonna’s Off the Hook On the Deck Original Oyster Park 33 Park East Pine Tavern PK’s Shamrock Rose Prime 34 Riverwatch Ryan’s Pub & Sports Bar Sunsets Surf Taco (Jackson) Tavern on the Lake The Shannon Rose Tilted Kilt Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza (Brick)

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Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza (Oakhurst)

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Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza (Red Bank)

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The Sycamore Grille Twin Light Taphouse Windansea Wine Loft

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Wednesday, May 01

Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Craig Daniels Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko MJ’s / Middletown – Matt O’Ree MJ’s / Neptune – 80’s Night w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Night Park 33 – Live DJ Riverwatch - Tomardo Tavern on the Lake – Karaoke Night Tilted Kilt – Ladies Night & Karaoke

Thursday, May 02

Applebee’s / Wall – Live Music Blue Moon – Blues Jam Metropolitan Café – Live DJ MJ’s / Middletown – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s Neptune – Shawn Mars MJ’s / Tinton Falls – The Constant Riverwatch – Gary Phillips Ryan’s Pub – Live DJ

Friday, May 03

Applebee’s / Wall – Brue Crew Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Rob Blue Moon – Live Music Burlew’s - Live Entertainment Colts Neck Inn – Back Beat La Riviera – Latin Night w/ DJ Tommy Metropolitan Café – Live DJ MJ’s / Middletown – Steve Reilly & Steve Devito MJ’s Neptune – Rich Genovai MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Tim & Andy Riverwatch – License To Chill Ryan’s Pub – Sound Bites Tavern on the Lake – Live Music

Saturday, May 04

Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Cam Blue Moon – Live Music Burlew’s - Live Entertainment Colts Neck Inn – Alter Ego La Riviera – DJ Danny Metropolitan Café – Live DJ MJ’s / Middletown – Joey B MJ’s Neptune – Me & Bobby MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Bob Garaffa Pine Tavern – Live Music Riverwatch – Brue Crew Ryan’s Pub – Live DJ Tavern on the Lake – Live Music

Sunday, May 05

Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Rob Blue Moon – Jazz Jam 3pm – 7pm

Monday, May 06

Applebee’s / Wall – Trivia Night

Tuesday, May 07

MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Karaoke Night Ryan’s Pub – Karaoke Tilted Kilt – Trivia Night

Wednesday, May 08

Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Night MJ’s / Middletown – Seth Tieger MJ’s / Neptune – 80’s Night w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Night Park 33 – Live DJ Riverwatch - Tomardo Tavern on the Lake – Karaoke Night Tilted Kilt – Ladies Night & Karaoke

Thursday, May 09 Applebee’s / Wall – Live Music Blue Moon – Blues Jam

May 2013

Metropolitan Café – Live DJ MJ’s / Middletown – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s Neptune – Seth Tieger MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Russell & Shawn Riverwatch – Stan Steele Ryan’s Pub – Live DJ

Friday, May 17

Applebee’s / Wall – Two Johns Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Rob Blue Moon – Live Music Burlew’s - Live Entertainment Colts Neck Inn – Yazmatics La Riviera – Latin Night w/ DJ Tommy Friday, May 10 Martell’s – Overload Applebee’s / Wall – Melanie & Sonny Metropolitan Café – Live DJ Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Rob MJ’s / Middletown – Andy & Mark Blue Moon – Live Music MJ’s Neptune – Steve Reilly Burlew’s - Live Entertainment MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Paul Baccash Colts Neck Inn – Papa John Riverwatch – Nicole & Denise La Riviera – Latin Night w/ DJ Tommy Ryan’s Pub – Black Night Martell’s – Ready In 10 Tavern on the Lake – Live Music Metropolitan Café – Live DJ Saturday, May 18 MJ’s / Middletown – Lee & Sheri Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Rob MJ’s Neptune – Joey B Blue Moon – Live Music MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Bobby Lynch Burlew’s - Live Entertainment Riverwatch – Bonnie Boland La Riviera – DJ Danny Ryan’s Pub – Ridgemont High Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko; Sideways Tavern on the Lake – Live Music Metropolitan Café – Live DJ Saturday, May 11 MJ’s / Middletown – Bob Garaffa Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Cam MJ’s Neptune – Brue Crew Blue Moon – Live Music MJ’s / Tinton Falls –Rachel Allyn Burlew’s - Live Entertainment Pine Tavern – Live Music Colts Neck Inn – Pat Midgley Band Riverwatch – Ballyhaunis La Riviera – DJ Danny Ryan’s Pub – Live DJ Martell’s – Push Tavern on the Lake – Live Music Metropolitan Café – Live DJ Sunday, May 19 MJ’s / Middletown Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Melissa Chill & Rob Dye – Melanie & Sonny MJ’s Neptune Blue Moon – Jazz Jam 3pm – 7pm – Karaoke w. KJ Giuseppe Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Mike Nappi Monday, May 20 Pine Tavern – Live Music Applebee’s / Wall – Trivia Night Riverwatch – Phil Engle Band Tuesday, May 21 Ryan’s Pub – Live DJ MJ’s Neptune Tavern on the Lake – Live Music – Bike Night w/ License To Chill Sunday, May 12 MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Karaoke Night Mothers Day Ryan’s Pub – Karaoke Applebee’s / Tinton Falls Tilted Kilt – Trivia Night – Wayne & Friends Wednesday, May 22 Blue Moon – Jazz Jam 3pm – 7pm Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Night Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko MJ’s / Middletown – Dale Toth Monday, May 13 MJ’s / Neptune – 80’s Night w/ DJ Jake Applebee’s / Wall – Trivia Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Night Tuesday, May 14 Park 33 – Live DJ MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia Night Riverwatch - Tomardo MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Karaoke Night Tavern on the Lake – Karaoke Night Ryan’s Pub – Karaoke Tilted Kilt – Ladies Night & Karaoke Tilted Kilt – Trivia Night Thursday, May 23 Wednesday, May 15 Applebee’s / Wall – Live Music Applebee’s / Tinton Falls Blue Moon – Blues Jam – Craig Daniels Martell’s – JoBonanno & Godsons; MJ’s / Middletown – Matt O’Ree Sensational Soul Cruisers MJ’s / Neptune – 80’s Night w/ DJ Jake Metropolitan Café – Live DJ MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Night MJ’s / Middletown Park 33 – Live DJ – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe Riverwatch - Tomardo MJ’s Neptune – Bob Garaffa Tavern on the Lake – Karaoke Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls –It Might Get Loud Tilted Kilt – Ladies Night & Karaoke Riverwatch – Gary Phillips Thursday, May 16 Ryan’s Pub – Live DJ Applebee’s / Wall – Live Music Friday, May 24 Blue Moon – Blues Jam Applebee’s / Wall – Robert Garcia Martell’s – Sensational Soul Cruisers Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Rob Metropolitan Café – Live DJ Blue Moon – Live Music MJ’s / Middletown Burlew’s - Live Entertainment – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe Colts Neck Inn – Two River Band MJ’s Neptune – Joey B La Riviera – Latin Night w/ DJ Tommy MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Blues Night w/ Martell’s Eddy Cooper & The Front Page – Mike Dalton; Big Bang Baby Riverwatch – Lisa Bouchelle Metropolitan Café – Live DJ Ryan’s Pub – Live DJ MJ’s / Middletown – Jeff Pilgrim

MJ’s Neptune – Lisa & Wendy MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Carla Buffa Riverwatch - Trax Ryan’s Pub – Night Shift Tavern on the Lake – Live Music

Saturday, May 25

Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Cam Blue Moon – Live Music Burlew’s - Live Entertainment Colts Neck Inn – Three Piece Nugget La Riviera – DJ Danny Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko; Johnny Drama Metropolitan Café – Live DJ MJ’s / Middletown – Lisa & Wendy MJ’s Neptune – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe Pine Tavern – Live Music Riverwatch – Bonnie Boland Ryan’s Pub – Live DJ Tavern on the Lake – Live Music

Sunday, May 26

Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Lefty Blue Moon – Jazz Jam 3pm – 7pm Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko; New Power Soul MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Different Strings Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Applebee’s / Wall – Trivia Night Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko; Don’t Call Me Francis

Tuesday, May 28

MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Karaoke Night Ryan’s Pub – Karaoke Tilted Kilt – Trivia Night Wednesday, May 29 Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Craig Daniels Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – Craig Daniels MJ’s / Middletown – Matt O’Ree MJ’s / Neptune – 80’s Night w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Night Park 33 – Live DJ Riverwatch - Tomardo Tavern on the Lake – Karaoke Night Tilted Kilt – Ladies Night & Karaoke

Thursday, May 30

Applebee’s / Wall – Live Music Blue Moon – Blues Jam Martell’s – Sensational Soul Cruisers Metropolitan Café – Live DJ MJ’s / Middletown – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s Neptune – Lisa Bouchelle MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Mike & Christine Riverwatch - Lefty Ryan’s Pub – Live DJ

Friday, May 31

Applebee’s / Tinton Falls – DJ Rob Blue Moon – Live Music Burlew’s - Live Entertainment Colts Neck Inn – Strictly 60’s La Riviera – Latin Night w/ DJ Tommy Martell’s – Mike Dalton; Wedding Crashers Metropolitan Café – Live DJ MJ’s / Middletown – Seth Tieger MJ’s Neptune – The Neighbors Riverwatch – High Tide & Vintage Johnny Ryan’s Pub – Spring into Summer Party w/ Clever Con Tavern on the Lake – Live Music

Applebee’s / Tinton Falls 732-918-9700 14 Park Rd., Tinton Falls MJ’s Tinton Falls 732-935-1158 1213 Sycamore Ave, Tinton Falls Applebee’s / Wall 732-542-3131 2007 Rt. 35, Wall Molly Maguire’s 732-280-3676 132 East River Road, Rumson Bayside Grill 732-530-2882 6 Broad St., Keyport Mulligan’s / Toms River 732-264-6700 1850 Hooper Ave., Toms River Big Shots Sports Bar 732-255-3900 780 Rt. 1 North, Nonna’s Woodbridge 190 Rt. 9N, Marlboro 732-750-5050 732-536-9050 Blue Moon Off the Hook 114 S. Bway, S. Amboy 1 Navesink Ave., Highlands 732-525-0014 732-872-2006 Brass Rail On the Deck 80 Rt. 79, Matawan 2 Simon Lake Dr, 732-290-8400 Atlantic Highlands Brickhouse 732-872-1424 979 Cedarbridge, Brick Park 33 732-279-3743 618 Park Ave, Freehold Buffalo Wild Wings / Brick 732-761-1300 2770 Hooper Ave., Brick Pine Tavern 732-475-7645 154 Rt. 34N, Old Bridge Burlew’s Seafood & Steak 732-727-5060 59 West Front Street, Keyport PK’s Shamrock Rose 732-497-0500 415 18th Ave., Belmar The Cabin 732-681-3111 984 Rt. 33, Freehold Park East 732-462-3090 3352 Rt. 35S., Hazlet CJ McLoone’s 732-739-2002 560 Shrewsbury Ave., Prime 34 Tinton Falls 1212 Rt. 34S., Aberdeen 732-758-0800 732-441-9663 Café Luna Riverwatch 3679 Rt. 9N, Old Bridge 799 Rt. 70, Brick 732-965-5490 732-920-8900 Claddagh Irish Pub Ryan’s Pub & Sports Bar 297 Bay Ave, Highlands 299 Spotswood-Englishtown Rd 732-291-0099 Monroe Township Colts Neck Inn (732) 251-1709 6 Rt. 537 Salt Creek Grille 732-462-0383 4 Bingham Ave, Rumson Court Jester / Freehold 732-933-9272 E. Main St., Freehold Shogun Legacy 732-462-1040 1536 North Bay Ave., The Downtown Toms River, NJ 10 W. Front St., Red Bank 732-286-9888 732-741-2828 St. Stephen’s Green Dublin House 2031 Rt. 71, Spring Lake 30 Monmouth St., Red Bank 732-449-2636 732-747-6699 Sunsets Fireside Grill 302 S. Concourse Ave., Neptune 133 Rt. 79, Marlboro 732-775-9911 732-780-7900 Surf Taco / Jackson Gusto’s Grill 21 S. Hope Chapel, Jackson 1050 Rt. 18N, East Brunswick 732-364-8226 732-651-2737 Tavern on the Lake Ivy League 101 Main St., Hightstown Rt. 9N, Howell 609-426-9345 732-370-2206 The Shannon Rose / Woodbridge Jack’s Goal Line 855 St. George’s Ave. 149 Brighton Ave., Long Branch Woodbridge 732-870-8800 732-636-6100 La Riviera The Sycamore Grille 113 Main St, Matawan 1 Shinnecock, Manalapan 732-566-8400 732-792-7722 Maloney’s Pub Tilted Kilt 117 Main St., Matawan Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick 732-583-4040 732-992-8532 Market Yard Grille Tim McLoone’s Supper Club 18 E. Main St., Freehold 1200 Ocean Ave, Asbury 732-431-3220 732-744-1400 Martell’s Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza/Brick Boardwalk, Pt. Pleasant 515 Rt. 70, Brick 732-892-0131 732-262-5180 McLoones @ Favorites Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza/Oakhurst 3 Lafayette Rd., Fords 2105 Rt. 35 732-512-5025 732-695-6010 McLoone’s Pier House Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza/Red Bank 1 Ocean Pl., Long Branch 2 Bridge St., 732-923-1006 732-212-1700 Metropolitan Café 1200 Ocean Ave, Asbury 8 E. Main St., Freehold 732-744-1400 732-780-9400 Twin Light Taphouse Mediterranean Chateau 128 Bay Ave., Highlands 27 Freneau Ave. (Rt. 79), 732-872-1345 Matawan 732-780-9400 Windansea 56 Shrewsbury Ave., Highlands MJ’s Middletown 732-872-2266 1005 Hwy 35N, Middletown 732-796-1400 Wine Loft 32 Laird St., Long Branch MJ’s Neptune 732-222-7770 3205 Rt. 66, Neptune

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CONCERTS &

THEATER Friday, May 03 Hair

Friday, May 10 Project Object

Friday May 03 Sylvia Brown

Saturday, May 11 Liza Minnelli

State Theater New Brunswick, NJ

Count Basie Theater Red Bank, NJ

Saturday, May 04 Itzhak Perlman

Bergen performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ

Sunday, May 05 Johnny Mathis

Count Basie Theater Red Bank, NJ

Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ

State Theater New Brunswick, NJ

Monday, May 13 Scotty McCreery

Count Basie Theater Red Bank, NJ

Tuesday, May 14 Soundgarden

The MAC @ Monmouth U W. Long Branch, NJ

Thursday, May 09 Straight, No Chaser State Theater New Brunswick, NJ

Wednesday, May 15 Mary Chapin Carpenter McCarter Theater Princeton, NJ

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Harrah’s Paris Hilton

Saturday, May 11 Revel ZZ Tops

Sunday, May 12 Caesar’s The Whispers

Friday, May 17 House of Blues Chevellle

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Borgata George Lopez

Friday, May 24

Tropicana SNL: Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller & Kevin Nealon

Friday, May 24

Borgata Frankie Valli

Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26 Golden Nugget Pit Bull

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