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

June 2013 Vol 2 • no 5


Restaurant Profiles Sports Bars Pro Sports Schedules Local Band/Artist Profiles Mixologist-of-the-Month NEW! Gig-A-Bites Dining Guide Broadway Shows Behind the Footlights Happy Hours Local Entertainment Listings Concerts & Theater

Special Feature:

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June Entertainment Dr. Cheeko

Saturday 12:30pm – 6pm Sunday 12:30pm – 7pm 6/1, 6/2, 6/8, 6/9, 6/15, 6/16, 6/22, 6/23, 6/29/, 6/30

Mike Dalton Trio / DJ Tempo

Friday 2:00pm – 6pm 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

Friday 6pm 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

Jamie Brown Trio

Thursday – 2pm – 6pm 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

Bobby Lynch Trio

Steve DiSalvo

Tuesday Wednesday – 2pm – 6pm 2pm – 6pm 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25

Triple Play

Monday 2pm – 6pm 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24

Band Schedule Sat. 6/1 Peat Moss & the Fertilizer Sun. 6/2 GYPSY Wisdom Mon. 6/3 Big Baby Ernie Tues. 6/4 Dr. Cheeko Wed. 6/5 RPM Thurs. 6/6 Sensational Soul Cruisers Fri. 6/7 Dangerous New High Sat. 6/8 Ultrafuse Sun. 6/9 Don’t Call Me Francis Mon. 6/10 Big Baby Ernie Tues. 6/11 Dr. Cheeko Wed. 6/12 RPM Thurs. 6/13 Sensational Soul Cruisers Fri. 6/14 JoBonanno & Godsons Sat. 6/15 Garden State Radio Sun. 6/16 Johnny Drama Mon. 6/17 Big Baby Ernie Tues. 6/18 Dr. Cheeko Wed. 6/19 RPM Thurs. 6/20 Sensational Soul Cruisers Fri. 6/21 Daddy Pop Sat. 6/22 Bobby Lynch Band Sun. 6/23 The Neighbors Mon. 6/24 Big Baby Ernie Tues. 6/25 Dr. Cheeko Wed. 6/26 RPM Thurs. 6/27 Sensational Soul Cruisers Fri. 6/28 Generation Next Sat. 6/29 Holla Back Sun. 6/30 Garden State Radio

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Letter to Our Readers

A luxury cruise on deep blue waters, deliciously prepared dining and enjoyable entertainment. Sounds great, but who’s got the time or the extra funds? Thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of local businessmen and boat captains right here in NJ, a home-grown hospitality/entertainment industry has been created for your enjoyment. It’s called dinner cruises. Read this month’s main editorial feature and learn about the many options available. Landlubbers may wish to experiment with a somewhat different culinary delight …. coal fired pizza or as Chef Bonfiglio would say “pizza done right”. While an attorney for over 25 years, Tommy Bonfiglio had a passion for pizza. After 3 years of research to insure his customers would enjoy his offerings, Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza opened in Red Bank in 2009 and has expanded to other NJ locations. Learn more in this month’s Restaurant Profile. This issue also reveals the power of music and the determination of some dedicated young people. A group of 5 musicians, each facing some unique adversity, found music as a way to overcome their disabilities. Our feature on the band Mildly Medicated will touch your hearts. Then, read about a young man literally born in the bar business in Costa Rica, who came to the US ten years ago, worked his way up in the hospitality business, while learning English, and is now a true professional bartender ….. our Mixologist-of-theMonth, Geovanny Valerde. Next, whether you remember it as the Garden State Art Center or know it as the PNC Art Center, this renowned institution, located on the grounds of the former Crawford family estate in Holmdel, has given enjoyment to millions over the past 45 years. Opened in 1968, it has given us a variety of performances from Van Cliburn to OzzFest. Read the whole story in this month’s Behind the Footlights. New in this month’s issue is a feature that allows our readers to learn more about local musicians, bands & performers …. their availability and where they will be performing. We call it Gig-a-bites. We hope you enjoy it and find it informative.

Bob Byrne,, Publisher


In This Issue: Sports Bars & Quiz ................................................................. Page 6 Restaurant Profile: TCFP ................................................... Page 10 Band Profile: Mildly Medicated ....................................... Page 12 Mixologist-of-the-Month .................................................. Page 14 Gig-a-bites ............................................................................ Page 17 Main Feature: Dinner Cruises ......................................... Page 18 Catering ................................................................................. Page 20 BYO Restaurants ....................................................................Page 22 Two on the Aisle ................................................................. Page 24 Behind The Footlights ....................................................... Page 26 Libations ................................................................................. Page 27 Dining Pleasures ................................................................. Page 28 Happy Hours ......................................................................... Page 30 Where it’s happening! ........................................................ Page 31 Concerts & Theater .............................................................. Page 32 Plugged into AC .................................................................. Page 33 Venues NJ Cares ................................................................... Page 34 The Last Word ....................................................................... Page 34 Publisher Bob Byrne

. Graphics & Design Daria Kenny

Editor Lisa Schofield

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Salmon Slow Poached in Olive Oil w/ Arugula with Saffron Israeli Cous Cous, Roasted Butternut Squash & a Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

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14oz. Espresso Rubbed NY Strip w/ Blue Cheese Potato Gratin, Glazed Baby Carrots & Roasted Garlic Demi Glaze

June 10th – Children’s Day All children’s meals ½ price

June 21st – First Day of Summer 50% off our Rum Punch

June 16th – Father’s Day Special Menu; No brunch

June 22nd – National Éclair Day 50% off all éclairs (w/ entrée)

June 17th – Eat Your Vegetables Day Eat all your vegetables and get ½ off your dessert (w/ entrée)

June 27th – Sunglasses Day Wear your sunglasses during your meal and receive $5 off

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Happy Hour

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Live Music ALL Day $2 Coors Light & Yuengling $3.50 Premium Drafts $4 House Wines

plus A $250 Gift Certificate Drawing

June Entertainment

Sat. 6/01 Sun. 6/02 Wed. 6/05 Thurs. 6/06 Fri. 6/07 Sat. 6/ 08 Sun. 6/09 Wed. 6/12 Thurs. 6/13 Fri. 6/14 Sat. 6/ 15

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•Pizza done right•


When you place a slice of Tommy’s coal-fired pizza in your mouth, you are indulging in three years of research done by its owner, Tommy Bonfiglio, who vowed that his customers would enjoy “pizza done right.” From ovens, to sauces, to cheeses, and more, Bonfiglio diligently studied the art of pizza-making and came up with a sure fire way to make the best pizza around. The rapid expansion of his original Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza in Red Bank, which opened in 2009, and now includes locations in Brick, Oakhurst and Paramus, proves he’s doing it right.

The coal fired oven is what gives Tommy’s pizza its unique taste. The ovens average 700 - 800 degrees. Making pizza in that intensity of heat seals in the juices and leaves a moist inside and a crispy crust. It seals in the flavor because the pizza cooks so quickly, there is not enough time for the taste to leach out of the food. “And a coal-fired oven does not add any taste to the

“Pizza is my passion,” emphasizes Bonfiglio, who owns the unique business with his wife Yvette, He adds that “pizza is the most perfect food ever invented.” Although the restaurant owner spent 25 years as an attorney, he said pizza has always been a passion for him and after 25 years, he and his wife took that passion and put it into a business. Putting in long, often grueling h o u r s manning the business’ four locations, the Bonfiglios are enjoying the fruits of the labor they put into their enterprise. Tommy’s Coal-Fired Pizza is renowned for not just great pizza, but a variety of Italian specialties, a sports bar with TVs, and Happy Hour.

ingredients, like a wood oven which adds give a smoky flavor,” he describes. “Coal is only used as a heat source and doesn’t add any flavors to the pizza.” He adds that simplicity is the key. Pure, fresh and simple is what gives this pizza its unique flavor. There are no freezers here. Everything is made fresh daily. “We use delicious flavorful fresh basil and fresh lowacid San Marzano tomatoes. We use the tomato in its natural state,” Bonfiglio describes. “We also use fresh dry Grande cheese for our pizza. And, we don’t shred it. We slice it and place the slices of cheese right on top of the crust and then put on dollops of sauce and fresh basil on it.”

The restaurant, which offers whole wheat, white or glutenfree crust, also offers numerous pizza toppings, including anchovies, broccoli rabe, grilled chicken, Kalamato olives, meatballs, mushrooms, onions and pepperoni. Specialty Artisan pies are also available, such as “Milano,” grilled artichokes, fresh garlic, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and ricotta cheese; or the “San Danielle” with Imported Prosciutto, Fresh Arugula, Fresh Basil, San Marzano Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. But pizza isn’t the only food served. Tommy’s offers hearty salads (such as Italian Chopped Salad or Apple Salad with homemade dressings), sandwiches, calzones and entrees to please the palate. Chicken Parmigiana or Eggplant Parmigiana, both topped with homemade marinara sauce, smothered with mozzarella and provolone, are also available, as are pasta dishes such as Penne Vodka, Pesto or Marinara. Happy Hour is on tap Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and on Friday also 10:00 pm until closing, and all day Saturday (except for Paramus) and Sunday. Salads, garlic bread with cheese, personal pies, calzones and wings, smothered in caramelized onions, are on the bar menu. Happy Hour offers halfprice draft beers, $4 house wines and $4 well drinks.

Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza carries on the “old world” art of making pizza. And Bonfiglio brings his own Italian heritage to the mix. Every pizza is baked in a coal-fired oven at temperatures up to 800 degrees, and at these temperatures, he says, a flavorful and crispy crust is achieved.

The Bonfiglios also believe in giving back, and were recently honored by the Ashley Lauren Foundation at its second annual Butterfly Ball. The Bonfiglios have actively supported this foundation that assists children with pediatric cancer. Yvette has created Tommy’s “Child of the Month,” a joint charity with the Ashley Lauren Foundation to benefit a sick child every month. In addition to visiting the children, Yvette has a donation box with a picture of the child in each location.

Bonfiglio has traveled extensively, sampling pizza all over, including in Italy and came up with what he believes -- and his customers agree -- is pizza done right.

“It was not about the financial end,” Bonfiglio says of his desire to open a pizza business. “It was about our dream to do something fun -- and also to do something good for others.”


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Tommy’s Oakhurst

Red Bank, New Jersey (732) 212-1700

Oakhurst, New Jersey (732) 695-6010

2 Bridge Ave. @ The Galleria

Tommy’s Brick

2105 Highway 35

515 Route 70

Tommy’s Paramus 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)

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M I L D LY M E D I C AT E D by Tim Kolupanowich

Everyone loves music, but sometimes you forget just how powerful it can really be. Music is what allows each member of Mildly Medicated to overcome their own unique adversities. Vocalist Amanda McTigue, 17, has hemophilia, guitarist Ryan Chiarella, 18, has ADD, guitarist Steve Freed, 16, has diabetes, bassist Jenna Basile, 13, has Tourette’s Syndrome and drummer Rocky Basile, 16, is on HGH therapy. But when they’re jamming they’re on a level playing field with everyone else. At times bullied, the members of Mildly Medicated showed everyone what they were really about when they took the stage at Jenna’s school and raised $5,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief. “I never fit in but I performed and raised all that money in front of my whole entire school and they all started looking up to me,” says Jenna. Guitar has been a huge positive in helping Ryan handle his ADD as his attention to detail in learning how to master the instrument has helped him focus in other areas more easily. To him, music is the best way to vent. “Having medical problems, it holds you back in certain ways, it prevents you from doing certain things and it causes frustration and music’s an outlet for that,” he relates.

takes insulin injections daily to control his diabetes and Rocky is on hormone therapy due to his HGH deficiency. But in between shots they are like every other kid with desire to do something they love. Jenna originally started out playing the piano, but her Tourette’s Syndrome made the precise hand movements necessary to strike the keys very difficult. Her dad gave her a bass one day on a whim and she has been rolling with that ever since. She is dedicated to performing and won’t miss a chance: she played one show with a sprained ankle and another just four days after getting her appendix taken out. “We’re very comfortable around one another because we share a common interest and disability,” says Amanda, who takes medication to help her blood clot normally. She walked into the School of Rock on Route 79 in Morganville for lessons one day and walked out with a band. The school is a performancebased program with a feel similar to the popular Jack Black movie of the same

name. It was there they came together and gelled instantly. Their chemistry is obvious, especially when it comes to songwriting. Mike Basile, father of Jenna and Rocky and coowner of the School of Rock along with his wife Antonina, is amazed at how they can come up with a completed original song in just two days. “To create words and music that works in a day, two days, it’s ridiculous. Sometimes it takes weeks, months for something to come together,” Mike explains. “I don’t think they fully understand or appreciate how special this thing really is.” For a bunch of teenagers, they write, practice and play beyond their years. They will never ask for attention because of their medical issues, all they ask is that people listen to and judge them on their music. Their passion and ability for their craft have taken them to amazing heights for a band so young and they have been gaining recognition including being mentioned in The Asbury Park Press, The Aquarian and they were even played on “The Jay Thomas Show” on Sirius XM radio. Individually the members of Mildly Medicated listen to many different styles of music from pop to heavy metal and classical rock, but collectively they look to Paramore as one of their top inspirations. Their growing fan base can hear their original music on an album they’re working on currently scheduled for release at the end of July. For more information on Mildly Medicated as well as music samples, check out their website,

Steve and Rocky have been playing together since they were little and both have to receive shots every day to control their respective medical issues. Steve


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when he arrived in the US 10 years ago, but due to the language barrier, it took time to prepare himself for a job in the industry. He worked in construction and painting and then

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OK, but sometimes, the younger ones can get out of hand,” he says. “I don’t like seeing anyone sitting alone,” he remarks. “I make them feel at home and let them know they have a friend who is interested in them and what they have to say. Some like it, others don’t want to talk. You have to use intuition and learn to ‘read’ people.”


Geovanny Valverde needed very little training when he began tending bar at Chris Michael’s Steakhouse and Lounge in Woodbridge. Then again, Valverde grew up inside a tavern -- literally. His father owns a bar, Ambaluz, in Costa Rica where he grew up. Valverde says growing up around the business, he learned and worked, even as young as five years old. “I was there all day long,” he explains. “Sometimes, I would even sleep there,” he adds with good-natured humor. In fact, he pretty much knew the bar business

applied for and got a job at Olive Garden to tend bar. He then moved to Chris Michael’s, where he started as a bar back and where he says he “couldn’t find a better boss.” He began bartending a year ago. “It is not a simple job, but I love it. You must deal with different personalities and it is a lot of responsibility. You have to be aware of a customer’s behavior and observe how much they drink and how it is affecting them. You get to know them, and most of the older ones will be

Valverde also recently began bartending at the Fox and the Hound in Menlo Park. In his spare time, which is limited, he enjoys playing on a soccer league with his friends. Although he plays for fun now, his dream was to play professional soccer and he trained for it in Costa Rica, attending soccer school and playing the game from 7 -16 years old. He left the country and his dream of becoming a professional soccer player to come to the US. “I wanted to meet new people and see different things,” he relates.

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NOTE: The new section within Venues NJ is meant for the sole use of musicians, bands and performers. Its dual purpose is 1) to let restaurant, bar and entertainment venue owners know of the existence of these talents & their availability and 2) to let our audience know where and when they are performing so they can attend and enjoy the music. We are proud to kick off Gig-a-bites by introducing two bands:

Pa n G a l a c t i c a n d T h e C r y e r s

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Dinner Cruises… Cruisin’ on a summer afternoon or evening or even in autumn does not have to be experienced on luxury ocean liners ferrying you to exotic locales for two weeks. As a state that faces the Atlantic and features numerous rivers, smart entrepreneurs and boat captains have created a thriving home-grown entertainment industry: day / night cruises. If you haven’t yet experienced several hours on the open water on a beautiful craft that gives great views and great food and drink, make it a goal this summer to take at least one. The beauty: no flying, no customs, no long lines with cranky people, and you spend much, much less. And -- perhaps best of all -- you hardly have to take precious time off from work! VENUES NJ is pleased to provide snapshots of the more prominent day/night cruisers, along with their websites for further exploration and booking. Ahoy, mate!

Atlantic City Cruises 609-347-7600

Cruise along the glittering oceanfront skyline of Atlantic City for a morning cruise, afternoon, happy hour and also dolphin spotting (bottlenosed dolphins love the Jersey shore). Cruises last between one and two hours and are perfect for all family members to enjoy healthy ocean breezes and catching glimpses of close-to-shore marine life. The friendly and accommodating staff enjoys serving up a good time on the Happy Hour Cruise. You can sip your libation while enjoying the caress of the bay breeze, or enjoy conversation with other cruisers. You can charter the boat Cruisn1 for up to 150 guests for your private party. Cruisn 1 is United States Coast Guard licensed, inspected and certified to carry 150 passengers (the captain recommends a maximum of about 100 guests for more comfort). The enclosed portion of the main deck has a bar and galley, wide panoramic windows, wall-to-wall carpeting, upholstered seating, and is encircled by a full walk-around deck with ample external seating. The upper deck can be fully enclosed with perimeter seating offering great vistas and a large, airy environment for dining, dancing, entertaining or holding meetings. The enclosed upper deck and lower decks can be heated to accommodate cruises year round. 18

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The River Belle allows you to cruise along the beautiful, calm inland waters of the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant Canal and Barnegat Bay while enjoying lunch, brunch or dinner. Sunday Brunch cruises are on selected Sundays throughout the summer, July 31 through Labor Day. Need a mid-week mini-vacation? Try the Wednesday Luncheon Cruise -- a two-hour sojourn with cash bar. For a more romantic time, the Starlight Dinner Buffet Cruise features a DJ as entertainment; from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, you can choose Jazz (July 20), Popular Variety (August 3), Oldies (August 10), Country/ Western (August 17), and Jazz (August 31). On July 27 and August 24, amateur sleuths will enjoy the Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. If your kids adore pizza and an evening (two fireworks, bring them for hours) for both; Thursday nights (July 4, and July 18 through August 29). Kids and their parents who love to sightsee will enjoy 1.5-hour sightseeing cruises, starting July 2 (Tuesday), to enjoy the wonders of shore life. And narrated sightseeing cruises are perfect for kids who can enjoy learning about the sights and sounds of the river and bay, as well as about the historical sites and other points of interest along the route.

River Lady


For delightful and delicious lunch and dinner cruises from May through mid-October, the River Lady cruises from Toms River and Barnegat Bay. The River Lady, a 130-passenger, 85-foot reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat. River Lady captures the ambiance of a 19th century Mississippi paddleboat, complete with Victorian style interior design of the lower deck, which is also completely enclosed and climate controlled for yearround comfort. The

upper deck offers awesome views and is the perfect atmosphere for outdoor waterside dining. This deck is covered and can be enclosed with translucent weather panels when

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… And More! necessary. The River Lady cruises the calm inland waters of the Toms River and Barnegat Bay of New Jersey. The riverbanks are surrounded by enchanting hills and beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. The homes along the river

are uniquely designed, many dating back to the turn of the last century. Join the captain and crew Tuesday through Saturday to enjoy ambience, river views and a choice of entrée such as Chicken Francaise, Chicken Marsala, Salmon & Penne Vodka plus children’s menu.

Cornucopia Cruise


If you have any special celebration in the works, consider honoring your loved one with an elegant dinner/special event cruise. Whether it’s a corporate reception, anniversary, retirement, shower, graduation -- or just because -- the comfort and luxury provided on this cruise will create great memories. Sailing from Hoboken/Perth Amboy, each cruise lasts approximately four hours, ranging from 5:00 pm Sundays, 6:30 pm Thursdays and 7:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays (all boarding times). Wednesdays feature seafood buffet, boarding at 6:30 pm. Established in 1998 as a New Jersey dinner cruise and NYC wedding cruise liner, the Cornucopia Cruise Line has been growing in scope to become NJ’s largest New York City wedding, sight-seeing and dinner cruise company. In 15 years, Cornucopia Cruises has expanded, with popular night and daytime cruises. New Jersey dinner cruises include dining, dancing and sailing aboard the Cornucopia Princess and The Cornucopia Destiny. To spice up your evening you can enjoy a full assortment of cordials, premium liquors, domestic and imported beers as well as a spectacular wine list. (Cash Bar).

Gazebo (Riverboat Services)


You don’t have to even leave Monmouth County to enjoy cruising on the delightfully named “Great Ga-Zee Boat,” which offers a full selection of catered menus from May 15 through October 15. It sales June 2013

Rollin’ on t he River (and Ocean )

from the Oceanport Marina through the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers to Sandy Hook Bay. The Great Ga-Zee Boat is a one-of-a-kind, uniquely designed vessel built in Monmouth County. Its name stems from its octagonal cabin that resembles a Victorian gazebo, and which surrounds the aft portion of the lower deck. The Great Ga-Zee Boat is U.S. Coast Guard-certified and its experienced Captains are U.S. Coast Guard licensed. You can book it for up to 48 partygoers. On its website, Riverboat Services suggests the following reasons to celebrate: birthdays, graduation, holidays, bachelor/bachelorette, office teambuilding, anniversaries, fundraisers, organization/club meetings, client appreciation incentives -- and any reason why!

Spirit of New Jersey

866/483.3866 (groups 20 or more; 866-483-9283)

The Spirit of New Jersey on New York Harbor delivers quite the entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views of the Hudson River and New York City. Cruising year-round from Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, NJ, the Spirit of New Jersey cruises offer a variety of afternoon and night cruises. For your next special occasion or just a unique way to get out on the water in New York, try a cruise out of the dock at Lincoln Harbor Marina in Weehawken. Beyond wedding and special events, enjoy a romantic date. For example, on June 15, July 6, August 10 and September 21, the Hot Latin Moonlight Cruise boards at midnight and cruises from 12:30 to 3:00 am, featuring dancing with Salsa, Bachata and Merengue, cocktails and more. Those who find magic under a full moon, this year, enjoy the Full Moon Dinner Cruise -- June 23 and November 17. Plan a memorable autumn afternoon cruise for the Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise (Saturdays, October 19 and 26), boarding at 11:30 and cruising from noon to 3:00 pm. You’ll be traveling north up the Hudson River, past the George Washington Bridge to view the spectacular beauty of the fall foliage. All cruises are reasonably priced, making each an attractive afternoon or evening escape!

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The month of June gives us many reasons to get together and celebrate with family & friends: The month September bringsGraduations, with it the end of Summer the start beauty of the Flag Day (6/14),ofFather’s Day (6/16), Weddings and theand official of Summer. Fall season: tailgating and the baseball playoffs. All good reasons Let one football, of the establishments listed below help you with your catering get together with friends & family to enjoy the festivities. Let one of the establishments Unforgettable by Alex MANALAPAN RUMSON BELMAR listed belowCatering help plan and supply your catering needs so you can join in on the fun

Veggie Works 732-280-1141 BELMAR Veggie Works BRICK 732-280-1141 Buffalo Wild Wings BRICK 732-475-7645 Buffalo Wild Wings Happy Catering 732-475-7645 732-477-5111 Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza Happy Catering 732-262-5180 732-477-5111 BRIELLE BRIELLE Craig’s Craig’s 732-295-7929 732-295-7929 The River Belle The River Belle 732-528-6620 732-528-6620 COLTS COLTSNECK NECK Huddy’s Inn Huddy’s Inn 732-431-0194 732-431-0194

EASTBRUNSWICK BRUNSWICK EAST BrunswickGrove Grove Brunswick 732-254-0495 732-254-0495 Gusto Grill Gusto Grill 732-651-2737 732-651-2737 Tilted Kilt 732-992-8532 EAST WINDSOR Brewster’s Pub EAST WINDSOR 609-448-2258 Brewster’s Pub EATONTOWN 609-448-2258 Bogart’s 732-542-1836 EATONTOWN Bogart’s ENGLISHTOWN 732-542-1836 Aangan Restaurant 732-617-9200 FARMINGDALE Lorenzo’s Cutting Board 732-919-1177 732-536-1400

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La Cashina MONROE 732-834-0025 Ryan’s Pub & Sports Bar 732-251-1709 La Riviera 732-566-8400 MORGANVILLE Mayer’s Catering Robertsville Catering 732-591-8180 732-591-8454

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Ragin Cajun ....... 732-280-6828 Vivas................... 732-681-1213

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Now, as the city recovers from the crippling onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, and the country what I mean: the nagging wrestles with financial woes not so unlike those of the Great Depression, here comes A Review awareness “Annie” once again, encouraging us to stick out our chins and grin. The Musical of the monster under the bed, the bully “Awww.” on the bus, the first day of school The andshow’s the comic center has always been Miss Hannigan, the hard-drinking, little-girl“Matilda ” theemerges London import opened April when That’sthe theMusical, sound that from thethat throats of on hundreds an who actress named hating where life Annie, the show begins, spirit, has lived all of her teacher lurks thereSunny to make your life head a of the orphanagehidden andwhen thoughts of a kindred likefor Miss Honey, 11th at the Shubert Theater is theofmost satisfying and subversive first walks across the stage the Palace Theater. Broadway has long been familiar with the humiliating hell. the gentle young schoolteacher who becomes Matilda’s mentor 11 years. In 1977 Miss Hannigan was portrayed by Dorothy Loudon as a juicy gargoyle, with musical ever to come out of Britain, where wasentrance nurtured“awww” into is rare. and mentee. phenomenon of entrance applause, butitthe equal parts Dickensian villainy and showbiz oomph. life by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It’s inspired by a book Before we address Matilda’s school days, though, let’s consider Sunny, hasinto foura legs, the role of in Sandy. Not Sandy hurricane, home of course, her evil less-than-rosy life. Mr. Wormwood (Gabriel Ebert) isTonyAswinner, for thetakes childaperformers, who areapproach. supplemented bysceneadults Ms. Finneran, a two-time more humanizing Like the which waswho turned movieplays (in 1996). And its melding of the a sleazy used-carthat salesman on Matilda’s televisionportraying I mean it as the highest praiseher when butdance Sandyand thestory, dog, it’s a creature docile and heroic. The chorus of approval greetedwho dotes song, as classicboth as “Oklahoma!” stealing singles-barfly she played in the children, 2010 revival of “Promises, Promises,” Ms.I say stuntedcooing older brother (Taylor and calls daughter arejust notwants adorable or aggressively bratty or scene stealing. this Sandy was succeeded by the voice of a toddler in the audience, the words, “A Trensch) Hannigan is a his lonely lush whothey really to land a fella. But within its traditional form “Matilda” works with astonishing “boy” (since he wanted another son). Mrs. Wormwood (Lesli They occupy most convincingly that anxious state of siege we pup-py.” And everybody went “awww” all over again, before Sunny was taken into the arms slyness and grace to inculcate us with its radical point of view. Margherita) is a Technicolor studyWhen her no-goodvulgarity brother, Rooster (a very good Clarke Thorell), proposes a scheme to in middle-class call childhood. of an equally fetching littlewords girl who delivered a tuneful of optimism. “Matilda, ” you see, is about andthen language, books and anthem swindle Oliver Warbucks that lives for ballroom dancing competitions. Her credo:and make Annie “disappear,” you detect glimmers of a conscience “Matilda” exists on“Little its own terms, to serve stories, their worth as weapons “Looks, not books.New ” York, It hasand been, afterincalculable all, a dark and confusing periodofindefense, storm-struck, waterlogged beneath her snarling exterior.Mostly When she performs herentirely big solo, Girls, it feels less and like a to celebrate the story, without the hard-sell tactics that are attack and survival. It’s about turning the alphabet into magic, and it is reassuring to be in the company of a Sandy you want to cuddle instead of flee. declaration of war than like a private nervous breakdown. The elements of storytelling have been laid out for us from usually a musical’s lifeblood. In the first act Matilda sings, “If andAnd using it to rule world. orphan (played by the gleamingly confident to listen to athe runaway Lilla Crawford), whoseen, Mr. Howell’s set is an airy you’re stuck in your story and want to get out, you don’t have the beginning. When first Warbucks, (played by Anthony Warlow) the tycoon who takes Annie in for Christmas as the Great Depression singing loudly to herselfwonderland that things will get better real If Ibattles have made “Matilda” sound blues like a by self-important “Sesame of large letter-bearing tiles bookcases. to cry and you don’t havethetoirresistible shout.” You justventures have to use part of aand public relations Itcampaign but soon falls for tyke, intoyour soon — and honest-to-gosh NewisYawk accent, to boot. suggests the endless supply from which Matilda can draw to imagination and think everything through carefully. That’s Street, ” then I’veinledanyou astray. “Matilda” as much an edgenaturalism, inflecting his songs with unexpected emotional variety. of-the-seats nail biter as a season-finale episode of “Homeland.” make words, which make sentences, which make stories. what the creators of “Matilda” have done. Such strategy should Say what you will about the current version of “Annie,” which is directed with a slightly be obvious. But in the current landscape of Broadway it’s applied tremulous hand by Jamestale Lapine and features as thetold virtuosic Finneran as the Above all, it’s an exhilarating of empowerment, from Katie Stories are useful forvillainous translating the unhappiness of dull daily rarely enough to make this show feel truly revolutionary. theMiss perspective of the mean to little Hannigan, youmost can’tpowerless fault the group timingofofall. its Ireturn Broadway. When thisdramatic singing fantasies. Or as fabrications life into exotic, to save the www. .com children. “Matilda” thecomic particular runsAnnie” like skins of school friends. Or even adaptation of thecaptures venerable strip dread “Littlethat Orphan originally opened 35 years ago,to connect uncannily with the an icy rivulet through even the happiest childhoods. You know


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Behind the Footlights PNC Bank Arts Center by Steve Ortlieb The Garden State Arts Center.  The PNC Arts Center.   I guess it all depends on how old you might be.   I’m of an age who still finds it difficult to attach a corporate name to a veritable institution. (Thank the Lord that the Yankees have not felt the need to go that route—yet!)  The Garden State Arts Center, situated in Holmdel, opened in June of 1968 and prior to that it was the Telegraph Hill recreation area. It was an area, that for many years was a place to hike and camp. It is also known as Crawford’s Hill because the Crawford family, about whom very little is known except for the fact that the family burial plot is still here, the highest point in Monmouth County.   It is very near the NJ Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, part of the large parcel of land that is now the PNC Arts Center. It was with the creation of the Garden State Parkway that this amphitheater was imagined. In fact, prior to the Parkway, Monmouth County was sparsely populated and it wasn’t until the late 50s that it began to grow into the semimetropolis it is now. My own memories of the Arts Center  are of having friends work there, directing cars, working concession stands and then during the shows, either catching part of Sinatra, or Judy Garland or Steve Martin or maybe even going to “visit the Crawford’s” our euphemism for underage drinking or something more nefarious.   In the earliest days the Philadelphia Philharmonic and Van Cliburn performed; it also hosted such greats as Janis Joplin. More

recently you’re more likely to see OzzFest, Phish and Gwen Stefani. My personal memories are of the aforementioned Steve Martin replete with the arrow through his head, George Burns and Carol Channing in 1976 and Whitney Houston in 1986. Just from the names I’ve mentioned it’s easy to see that nearly every type of genre has passed through over the last 45 years. From perennial performers like James Taylor and the Beach Boys to the one-timers like Sinead O’Connor this summer venue has seen it all. This amphitheatre is open from May through September, seats over 7,000 under the soaring roof and over 10,000 on the lawn.

While the venue is still owned by the NJ Turnpike Authority, it is managed by Live Nation. Attempting to speak with someone at Live Nation has proven to be something of a challenge so I’ve gleaned most of my information from personal remembrances and the internet. I’m well aware that I am beginning to show my age because there was a time, and it doesn’t seem so long ago, that I would’ve wanted to be at every event held. Now as I peruse the schedule I realize

that only about half of what I see scheduled appeals to me. There are quite a few country music favorites like Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley to hard rockers Black Sabbath (now we’re talking!) and Kid Rock. You can «hear» this famous venue in several recordings. «Glen Campbell Live» was recorded at the amphitheatre on July 4, 1969; this LP shot up to number two on the Billboard Country Albums list, and number 13 on Billboard 200. Jackson Browne›s «Running on Empty» album also features songs recorded here, as does «An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set,» recorded on August 16, 1994. This venue is renowned in the music world for its acoustics, so I›m betting there›ll be more live performances recorded for posterity. If you’ve never attended a show at the Arts center you should plan to. If being under the roof and sitting in a real seat isn’t important to you, pack a blanket or a couple of chairs and sit out on the lawn for a more communal experience. The acoustics are fantastic no matter where you’re seated.  A full rundown of this year’s shows can be found on the Live Nation website or on the unaffiliated PNC website.  Relax, have a beer or glass of wine, sit back and enjoy! venues/14235/pnc-bank-arts-center              


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Salads and Vegetables • No outdoor party or picnic is complete without potato, macaroni, and green-leaf

salads. With so many variations of these cool plate staples, it’s hard to recommend a specific wine – much depends on the spices and dressings used. To play it safe, pick a light, easygoing white that might also double as an aperitif. For example, Principessa Gavia Gavi, Fontana Candida Frascati, or Le Rime Pinot Grigio.

Fish • Shrimp shish-ke-babs, grilled flounder, salmon on a wood plank, and most other


With the temperature heating up, it’s time to

fire up the grill, pack the picnic basket, and take your meals outdoors. Whether you’re dining “al fresco,” shucking at a clam bake, or hanging out on the patio, there’s a particular array of dishes we enjoy in the summertime –

but what wines to match?

fish will pair well with crisp, unoaked, citrusy white wines. Good choices include Bolla Soave, Natura Sauvignon Blanc, or Centine Bianco - an unknown gem from the Tuscan coast. And if white wines aren’t your thing, there are always “chillable reds” such as Cecchi Chianti Classico or Bolla Bardolino.

Burgers • What do you need from a wine for burgers? Depends on the toppings, but for

the most part, you want something red, with bright acidity and ample tannins. A Sangiovese-based blend is just the ticket, such as Banfi Centine Rosso.

Grilled Meats • Lamb chops, jerk chicken, and various cuts of steak need bolder wines with full

flavors and structure. Choose a Chilean red such as Natura Carmenere or a juicy red from down under like Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz. If you want to spring for a wine to impress, go with baby Brunello Rosso di Montalcino or a Super Tuscan such as Banfi BelnerO.

BBQ • To temper smokey, spicy, sweet flavors of barbecued ribs and chicken, pulled pork

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Grilled Shrimp with Watercress and Sweet Corn Vinaigrette 1 1/8 cups vegetable oil 3 ears corn, shucked and stemmed Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper 18 medium-size shrimp, peeled, cleaned, and deveined 1 pinch cumin 1 pinch paprika 1 shallot 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar 1 large bunch watercress, tougher bottom stems removed 1/2 Haas avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick segments Squirt a splash of oil over the corn and spread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place cobs on the grill and rotate as needed until lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes. Set the ears aside to cool, then remove the kernels and place into a bowl.

Tex-Mex Burgers 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef or 1/2 lb. each ground veal, beef and pork 1 egg 3 Tbs. olive oil 2 scallions chopped (white part only) 3 - 4 jalapeno chiles (fresh or canned), seeds removed and minced fine or 1/4 cup salsa Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Toasted hamburger rolls In a non-stick skillet, sauté jalapenos (if using salsa instead, no need to heat just blend into meat) and scallions in olive oil over low heat, until soft. Cool, and then add to ground meat together with the egg. Blend well and form into patties. In a heavy skillet or on barbecue, cook patties until medium-well. Serves 4 - 6. Timing: 20 minutes.

1 Tbs. coarsely ground black pepper 1 1/2 tsp. ground allspice 1 1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg 1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1 1/2 tsp. coarse salt 1 chicken (about 4 pounds), washed and patted dry 1 tsp. canola oil 1 can (about 12 ounces) lager beer Light a grill for indirect medium heat, about 325°F. Mix spices together. Rub chicken inside and out with 2 Tbs. of spice mixture, and rub outside of the chicken with 2 tsp. of oil. Open the can of beer, and pour off 1/4 cup. Stir remaining spices into beer in the can. Coat outside of can with remaining oil. Lower chicken onto can, inserting can into the cavity of the bird.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine shrimp, cumin, and paprika. Add splash of oil and toss to coat. Grill until pink, turning once (6 -8 minutes). Set aside.

Position chicken so front legs and can form a tripod, holding chicken upright.Put chicken and can on grill away from the heat, cover grill, and cook for about an hour and ten minutes (thighs at 165°F). Transfer chicken, still on the can, to a sturdy surface. Holding can with tongs and gripping chicken with a towel, twist and lift chicken off can and transfer to carving board. Rest 8 to 10 minutes, carve, and serve. Serves 4

In a blender, combine corn kernels, shallot, 1 cup of vegetable oil, and vinegar and process. Place watercress in large bowl, top with avocado, apple, and 1/2 cup of vinaigrette and gently toss. Transfer watercress to a platter and top with grilled shrimp. Serve immediately. Serves 6

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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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June 2013

Saturday, June 01

MJ’s / Middletown – Melissa Chill & Rob Dye Asbury Lanes – The Flatliners; MJ’s / Neptune – Abby Normal The Holy Mess MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Matt O’Ree Duo Blue Moon – Live Music Pine Tavern – Live Bands Colt’s Neck Inn – Night Shift Riverwatch – Gary Philips La Riviera – Live DJ Martell’s – Peat Moss & the Fertilizer Ryan’s Pub – DJ Shogun Legacy – Silk & Steel MJ’s / Middletown – Rob Garcia MJ’s / Neptune – Melissa Chill & Sunday, June 09 Rob Dye Blue Moon – Jazz Jam 3pm – 7pm MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Chris Gustelli Martell’s – Don’t Call Me Francis Pine Tavern – Live Bands Riverwatch – Bonnie Boland Riverwatch – Jarrett Dean Ryan’s Pub – DJ Monday, June 10 Shogun Legacy – Craig Daniels Martell’s – Big Baby Ernie

Sunday, June 02

Blue Moon – Jazz Jam 3pm – 7pm Martell’s - Gypsy Wisdom Riverwatch – Pete Keghlian Shogun Legacy – Kevin Murry @ 3pm

Monday, June 03 Martell’s – Big Baby Ernie

Tuesday, June 04

Tuesday, June 11

Fireside Grill – Trivia Night Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Karaoke Tilted Kilt – Trivia Night

Wednesday, June 12

Asbury Lanes – The Menzingers; Fake Problems Market Yard Grille – Gary Phillips Martell’s - RPM MJ’s / Middletown – Matt O’Ree MJ’s / Neptune -80s Night w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Riverwatch – Tomardo Tilted Kilt – Ladies Night & Karaoke

Shogun Legacy – A Day in the Life

Sunday, June 16

Blue Moon – Jazz Jam 3pm – 7pm Martell’s – Johnny Drama Shogun Legacy – Kevin Murry @ 3pm

Monday, June 17 Martell’s – Big Baby Ernie

Tuesday, June 18

Asbury Lanes – The Adolescents Fireside Grill – Trivia Night Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko MJ’s / Neptune –Bike Night w/ License to Chill MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Karaoke Tilted Kilt – Trivia Night

Wednesday, June 19

Market Yard Grille – Gary Phillips Martell’s - RPM MJ’s / Middletown – Seth Tieger MJ’s / Neptune – 80s Night w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Riverwatch – Tomardo Tilted Kilt – Ladies Night & Karaoke

Riverwatch – Jarrett Dean Shogun Legacy – Better Off Blond @ 3pm

Monday, June 24 Martell’s – Big Baby Ernie

Tuesday, June 25

Fireside Grill – Trivia Night Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko MJ;s / Neptune – Trivia MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Karaoke Tilted Kilt – Trivia Night

Wednesday, June 26

La Riviera – Karaoke w/ Artie & Lorri Market Yard Grille – Gary Phillips Martell’s - RPM MJ’s / Middletown – Matt O’Ree MJ;s / Neptune – 80s Night w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Riverwatch – Tomardo Tilted Kilt – Ladies Night & Karaoke

Thursday, June 27

Blue Moon – Blues Jam La Riviera – College Night Martell’s – Sensational Soul Cruisers Thursday, June 20 MJ’s / Middletown Blue Moon – Blues Jam – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe La Riviera – College Night MJ;s / Neptune – Rob Garcia Wednesday, June 05 Martell’s – Sensational Soul Cruisers MJ’s / Tinton Falls Market Yard Grille – Gary Phillips MJ’s / Middletown – Mike & Christine Martell’s - RPM – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe Riverwatch - Lefty Thursday, June 13 MJ’s / Middletown – Seth Tieger MJ’s / Neptune – Steve Reilly Shogun Legacy – Jukebox Legends Blue Moon – Blues Jam MJ’s / Neptune MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Blues Night w/ La Riviera – College Night – 80’s Night w/ DJ Jake Martell’s – Sensational Soul Cruisers Eddy Cooper & the Front Page Friday, June 28 MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Trivia Riverwatch – Floyd Murray MJ’s / Middletown Blue Moon – Live Music Riverwatch – Tomardo Shogun Legacy – Jukebox Legends Colts Neck Inn – Sheri Gilmore Tilted Kilt – Ladies Night & Karaoke – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Neptune – Seth Tieger Fireside Grill – Live Entertainment MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Russell & Shawn Friday, June 21 La Riviera – Latin Night Thursday, June 06 Blue Moon – Live Music Riverwatch – Lisa Bouchelle Martell’s – Generation Next Blue Moon – Blues Jam Shogun Legacy – Jukebox Legends Colts Neck Inn – Pat Midgley Band MJ’s / Middletown – Lee & Sheri La Riviera – College Night Fireside Grill – Live Entertainment MJ;s / Neptune – The Neighbors Martell’s – Sensational Soul Cruisers La Riviera – Latin Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Vince Basile Friday, June 14 MJ’s / Middletown Martell’s – Daddy Pop Riverwatch - Trax Blue Moon – Live Music – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Middletown – Jeff Pilgrim Ryan’s Pub – Kick Back Colts Neck Inn – Smoke & Mirrors MJ’s / Neptune – Shawn Mars MJ;s / Neptune – Lisa & Wendy Shogun Legacy – DJ Tim Fireside Grill – Live Entertainment MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Me & Bobby D MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Mike Nappi’ La Riviera – Latin Night Riverwatch - Undisputed Riverwatch – License To Chill Saturday, June 29 Shogun Legacy – Jukebox Legends Martell’s – JoBonanno & Godsons Ryan’s Pub – Full Circle Riverwatch - Nicole & Denise Asbury Lanes Shogun Legacy – DJ Tim Ryan’s Pub – Radio Daze – Late Night Soul Clap Dance Off Friday, June 07 Shogun Legacy – DJ Tim Blue Moon – Live Music Blue Moon – Live Music Saturday, June 22 MJ’s / Middletown – Shawn Mars Colts Neck Inn – Alter Ego Colts Neck Inn – Two River Band Blue Moon – Live Music MJ’s / Neptune – Tim & Andy La Riviera – Live DJ Fireside Grill – Live Entertainment Asbury Lanes MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Seth Tieger Martell’s – Holla Back La Riviera – Latin Night – Tiny Giant Music Festival MJ’s / Middletown – Andy & Mark Martell’s – Dangerous New High Colts Neck Inn – Yazmatics MJ;s / Neptune – Karaoke Saturday, June 15 MJ’s / Middletown La Riviera – Live DJ MJ’s / Tinton Falls Asbury Lanes – Steve Reilly & Steve Devito Martell’s – Bobby Lynch Band – Different Strings MJ’s / Neptune – Chris Daniels Duo – Burlesque-a-pades MJ’s / Middletown – Lisa & Wendy Pine Tavern – Live Bands Blue Moon – Live Music MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Tim & Andy MJ;s / Neptune – Rich Genovai Riverwatch – Seth Tieger Band Colts Neck Inn – Back Beat Band Riverwatch – Brue Crue MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Karius Trapp Ryan’s Pub – War Horse Fireside Grill – UFC 161 Ryan’s Pub – Mama’s Stew Pine Tavern – Live Bands Shogun Legacy – The Locals La Riviera – Live DJ Shogun Legacy – DJ Tim Riverwatch – Phil Engle Band Martell’s – Garden State Radio Ryan’s Pub – DJ MJ’s / Middletown – Bob Garaffa Sunday, June 30 Saturday, June 08 Shogun Legacy – River Dogs MJ’s / Neptune – Brew Crew Blue Moon Blue Moon – Live Music MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Rachel Allyn – Jazz Jam 3pm – 7pm Colts Neck Inn Sunday, June 23 Pine Tavern – Live Bands Martell’s – Garden State Radio – Courtney McMannis Blue Moon – Jazz Jam 3pm – 7pm Riverwatch – Stan Steele Riverwatch - Ballyhaunis La Riviera – Live DJ Martell’s – The Neighbors Ryan’s Pub – DJ Shogun Legacy – Smoky Star @ 3pm Martell’s - Ultrafuse Fireside Grill – Trivia Night Martell’s – Dr, Cheeko MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia MJ’s/ Tinton Falls – Karaoke Tilted Kilt – Trivia Night

June 2013

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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Monday, June 03 Kevin James

Friday, June 14 Kris Kristofferson

Count Basie Theater Red Bank, NJ

State Theater New Brunswick, NJ

Thursday, June 06 The Olms

Sunday, June 16 Marshall Tucker Band

Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ

Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ

Thursday, June 06 Frankmusik

Friday, June 21 Tracy Morgan

Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ

Count Basie Theater Red Bank, NJ

Wednesday, June 12 Andrea Bocelli

Saturday, June 29 Mint Condition

Prudential Center Newark, NJ

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Last week, over 100 ABC authorities raided 29 establishments’ state-wide seizing product and inventory records. They included fancy venues, neighborhood taverns and chain restaurants.

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