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October 2013 Vol 2 • no 9

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Restaurant Profiles Sports Bars Pro Sports Schedules Local Band/Artist Profiles Mixologist-of-the-Month Behind The Footlights Dining Guide Broadway Shows Two on the Aisle Happy Hours Local Entertainment Listings Concerts & Theater

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Letter to Our Readers

About a year ago, Hurricane Sandy not only disrupted our lives, our properties and our spirits; it also took away a traditional event that most of us look forward to each year --Halloween. With that in mind, our writers decided to focus on that fun-filled event for this month’s main editorial feature. Hope you enjoy the read. Following the tradition of Halloween, many of you will be traveling our region with your families visiting nearby farms, haunted houses, etc. Before or after those excursions, to satisfy your desire for a good meal (and the best BBQ ribs in the state), stop in to Big Ed’s in Old Bridge. It’s a family-friendly venue where you can enjoy a good lunch or dinner while watching a college or pro football game. Read more about it in this month’s Restaurant Profile. A two-man team rockin’ the area and a compassionate young woman we’d like you to get to know. The first, called Night Shift, is this month’s band feature. They’ve been pleasing fans throughout Monmouth and Middlesex for the past five years with their pop classics and one-hit wonders. The latter is a young bartender who works five shifts a week at the Landmark Tavern & Café in South Amboy. Then, she takes care of her ill father at their home and in her spare time, volunteers at an animal shelter bringing comfort to abandoned cats and dogs. If you’re in the area, stop in and say hello to Stacey Teuber, our Mixologist-of-the-Month. Next, for a change of pace, read and learn about a highly respected and very well known theater in Princeton, the McCarter Theater. Founded in 1930, it is one of the most active cultural centers in the country and is the region’s leading performing arts center. Learn more in this issue’s Behind The Footlights feature. In addition to the abovementioned articles, this issue is packed with information and ideas to help you plan your dining and entertainment activities for the month. Enjoy!

Bob Byrne, Publisher LIKE US!

In This Issue: Sports Bars & Quiz................................................................... Page 6 Restaurant Profile..................................................................Page 10 Band Profile.............................................................................Page 12 Mixologist-of-the-Month................................................... Page 14 Main Feature: Happy Halloween ................................... Page 18 Catering ................................................................................. Page 20 Libations ................................................................................. Page 21 BYO Restaurants ....................................................................Page 22 Two on the Aisle ................................................................. Page 24 Behind The Footlight ........................................................ 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 Venues NJ Cares ................................................................... Page 34 The Last Word ....................................................................... Page 34 Publisher Bob Byrne rfbyrne@att.net

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Sports Bar Listings ABERDEEN Court Jester 732-566-6674 ASBURY PARK Cabana Club 732-988-4500 ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS Twin Light Taphouse 732-872-1345 BELMAR 507 Main 732-681-6301 Boathouse 732-681-5221 Connolly Station 732-280-2220 BRICK Brickhouse 732-279-3743 Buffalo Wild Wings 732-475-7645 River Rock 732-840-1110 Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 732-262-5180 BRIELLE SandBar 732-528-7750 Simko’s 732-528-9989 CLARKSBURG Clarksburg Inn 732-259-2558 COLTS NECK Huddy’s 732-431-0194 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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MANASQUAN 732-223-3951 732-526-5666 MARLBORO Fireside Grill 732-780-7900 Nonna’s 732-536-9050 MATAWAN Kat Shack 732-441-1030 MJ’s Buttonwood 732-566-6220 MIDDLETOWN MJ’s 732-918-9700 MONROE Ryan’s Pub & Sports Bar 732-251-1709

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NEPTUNE Clancy’s Tavern 732-776-6999 East Coast Cookery 732-922-0003 Headliner 732-775-6200 Kelly’s 732-775-9517 MJ’s 732-918-9700 Sunsets 732-775-9911 OLD BRIDGE Big Ed’s BBQ 732-583-2626 Pine Tavern 732-727-5060 PT. PLEASANT Farrell’s 732-892-2090 Frankie’s 732-892-6000 Idle Hour 732-899-2102 Martell’s 732-892-0131 Wharfside 732-892-9100 RED BANK Brannigan’s 732-741-0224 The Downtown 732-741-2828 Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 732-262-5180 Walt Street Pub 732-741-5936 RUMSON Barnacle Bill’s 732-747-8396 Molly Maguire’s 732-530-2882 SEA BRIGHT Woody’s 732-976-1300 SEA GIRT Edgar’s 732-449-4114 Harrigan’s 732-449-8228 Rod’s 732-449-2020 SOUTH AMBOY Landmark Tavern & Cafe 732-721-6812 SPRING LAKE The Porch 732-449-5880 St. Stephen’s Green 732-449-2626 TINTON FALLS Applebee’s 732-935-1158 MJ’s 732-542-3131 Pour House 732-842-4337 TOMS RIVER McIntyre’s 732-349-0420 Mulligan’s 732-255-3900 WALL Applebee’s 732-280-3676 Four Winds 732-223-9579 WOODBRIDGE Big Shots Sports Bar 732-750-5050 Chris Michael’s 732-634-5355

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MJ*s at the Falls Sycamore Ave - Tinton Falls MJ*s at rt. 35 rt. 35 north - middletown MJ*s at rt. 66 rt. 66 west - neptune

Sit, relax & enjoy! Lakeside Lakeside Brunch Brunch Buffet Buffet at at MJ*s @ Buttonwood MJ*s @ Buttonwood every every Sunday Sunday 11am 11am -- 2pm 2pm HAPPY HOUR at the bar every M-F!! Drink specials M-F 4-7pm! 1/2 price apps M-Th 4-6pm! FREE hot & cold buffet every Friday 4-6pm!

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Watch ALL the NFL games with us!

Direct TV’s NFL Sunday Ticket, huge at screens, giveaways, great drink specials & enjoy our game-time appetizer menu at the bar: Kick-Off Chicken Wings (6) $4.50 Grid-Iron Nachos $4.99 Sideline Meatball Parm Sandwich $4.99 Angus Blitz Burger Bites (2) w/ chips $4.99 Pigskin Pulled Pork Tacos (2) $4.99 End Zone Traditional Crust Bar Pie $4.99 MJ*s Champion-Chip Cheese Fries $4.99 The Superbowl Sampler $18.99 (Kick off wings, Champion-Chip cheese fries, 2 Angus Blitz Burger Bites & 2 Pigskin Pulled Pork Tacos)

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PRO SPORT SCHEDULES

Sun, Sep 29 Sun, Oct 6 Thu, Oct 10 Mon, Oct 21 Sun, Oct 27 BYE WEEK Sun, Nov 10 Sun, Nov 17 Sun, Nov 24 Sun, Dec 1 Sun, Dec 8 Sun, Dec 15 Sun, Dec 22 Sun, Dec 29

@ Kansas City vs Philadelphia @ Chicago vs Minnesota @ Philadelphia vs Oakland vs Green Bay vs Dallas @ Washington @ San Diego vs Seattle @ Detroit vs Washington

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@ Tennessee @ Atlanta vs Pittsburgh vs New England @ Cincinnati vs New Orleans @ Buffalo @ Baltimore vs Miami vs Oakland @ Carolina vs Cleveland @ Miami

2013 MLB POSTSEASON SCHEDULE SERIES DATE NL Wild Card Game Tuesday, October 1 AL Wild Card Game Wednesday, October 2 ALDS A, Game 1 Friday, October 4 ALDS B, Game 1 Friday, October 4 ALDS A, Game 2 Saturday, October 5 ALDS B, Game 2 Saturday, October 5 ALDS A, Game 3 Monday, October 7 ALDS B, Game 3 Monday, October 7 ALDS A, Game 4* Tuesday, October 8 ALDS B, Game 4* Tuesday, October 8 ALDS A, Game 5* Thursday, October 10 ALDS B, Game 5* Thursday, October 10 NLDS A, Game 1 Thursday, October 3 NLDS B, Game 1 Thursday, October 3 NLDS A, Game 2 Friday, October 4 NLDS B, Game 2 Friday, October 4 NLDS A, Game 3 Sunday, October 6 NLDS B, Game 3 Sunday, October 6 NLDS A, Game 4* Monday, October 7 NLDS B, Game 4* Monday, October 7 NLDS A, Game 5* Wednesday, October 9 NLDS B, Game 5* Wednesday, October 9 ALCS Game 1 Saturday, October 12 ALCS Game 2 Sunday, October 13 ALCS Game 3 Tuesday, October 15

@ New York @ Tampa Bay vs Dallas vs New York

Watch All this Season’s Games @ Fireside $2.50 Coors Light Btls. & Drafts, during all NFL games Prizes & Giveaways during *every game.

NASCAR - Sprint Cup Series Sun, Oct 6 2:00 PM ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Kansas Speedway Sat, Oct 12 7:30 PM ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Charlotte Motor Speedway Sun, Oct 20 2:00 PM ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Talladega Talladega Superspeedway Sun, Oct 27 1:30 PM ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville Martinsville Speedway 8

PGA Pro Tour Schedule Nationwide Series Sat, Oct 5 @ Kansas Speedway 3:30 PM ET Fri, Oct 11 @ Charlotte Motor Speedway

SERIES

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ALCS Game 4 Wednesday, October 16 ALCS Game 5* Thursday, October 17 ALCS Game 6* Saturday, October 19 ALCS Game 7* Sunday, October 20 NLCS Game 1 Friday, October 11 NLCS Game 2 Saturday, October 12 NLCS Game 3 Monday, October 14 NLCS Game 4 Tuesday, October 15 NLCS Game 5* Wednesday, October 16 NLCS Game 6* Friday, October 18 NLCS Game 7* Saturday, October 19 World Series Game 1 (at AL) Wednesday, October 23 World Series Game 2 (at AL) Thursday, October 24 World Series Game 3 (at NL) Saturday, October 26 World Series Game 4 (at NL) Sunday, October 27 World Series Game 5* (at NL) Monday, October 28 World Series Game 6* (at AL) Wednesday, October 30 World Series Game 7* (at AL) Thursday, October 31 * if necessary

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$4 Pinnacle Drinks $3 Corona & Corona Light Prizes & Giveaways 8pm – close

WEDNESDAY ½ Price Appetizers 8pm – close $2.50 Miller Lite $3 Heineken & Heineken Light

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by CLARE MARIE CELANO

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f you’re searching for the best BBQ ribs in the state and you’re on Route 34 in Old Bridge, your search is over.

Big Ed’s BBQ at 305 Route 34 will satiate your hunger for BBQ ribs with all the “fixins,” at this one-of-a-kind, “all-you-can-eat ribsall-the-time” eatery that is reminiscent of a BBQ establishment you would encounter down south where these types of eateries are prevalent. Ed Stoppiello (“Big Ed”), owner and operator of the family-run business, did plenty of research, including trips to the south, before he and his wife Erin opened what he calls, “Home of the Best Ribs in Jersey. We wanted to bring something unique to the state,” Big Ed said of the couple’s original plan for the restaurant in 1992. They and their children -- Brooke, Carmine, Kristi and Ed Jr. -- all work hard to make you feel at home in their place that seats approximately 180 guests between the 20-stool bar and the 40 tables.

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rom its farm country design, complete with a large tractor out front, to the oldfashioned passenger wagon surrounded by “Old West” figures (including cowboys, pigs and cows -- some in aprons holding a beer or a BBQ utensil), to the intoxicating aroma of BBQ ribs and chicken, this eatery offers more than just dining -- it provides what die-hard rib fans might even describe as a “spiritual experience,” so mouthwatering, so tender and so falling-off-the-bone 10

are the beauties that are prepared and served up fresh daily. Big Ed calls his BBQ a “destination” restaurant, with a wide-spread customer base of new and repeat customers. People visit from throughout New Jersey, Staten Island, New York City, and Pennsylvania, among other places, according to Big Ed.

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ctober is the busiest month at Big Ed’s with his Ribtoberfest, begun over 20 years ago, in full swing. Many of his regular customers have begun a tradition visiting Big Ed’s before pumpkin or apple picking or a Halloween hayride, or after the Halloween activities. So why not make Big Ed’s your new family tradition and join countless others who consider a visit to the Big Ed’s BBQ as important as the fall festivities they attend? Just call ahead for reservations Monday through Thursday. The restaurant does not take reservations Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Ribtoberfest, due to the overwhelming demand on those days. Big Ed’s is known for the best Baby Back Ribs, Spare Ribs, St. Louis Ribs, as well as Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken, for those who do not eat pork. In addition to the famous ribs, Big Ed’s also offers much more, except pasta. The restaurant serves up chicken dishes, such as Cajun Chicken Parm, plain Chicken Parm, Grilled Chicken, Fried Chicken or Blackened Chicken. Juicy Strip Steaks, Texas T-Bone Steaks, and seafood dishes, such as

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farm-raised Catfish and shrimp dishes, and sandwiches are on the menu. Don’t forget the delicious starters, such as Chili Cheese Stuffed Potato and Chili Cheese Onion Potato Skins. Big Ed’s also does a big bulk-item business, preparing half and full trays of yummy ribs and “fixins” for parties. The restaurant does not do outdoor catering but will supply your party with appetizers, such as hot wings, baked beans, chili, apple fritters, numerous BBQ and chicken dishes, as well as a variety of salads. Sports fans will enjoy the 36 HDTVs to watch their favorite games, including the NFL Sports package. Happy Hour prices are extended on Monday and Thursday nights and all-day Sunday during football season. A full line of liquor and 24 beers on tap are available here. On Saturday nights, karaoke takes center stage.

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ig Ed holds what he calls “Family Friendly Football Sunday,” where wives and kids are encouraged to come and watch the games together in this familyoriented restaurant. “Why go where the rowdies go?” he asks. This famous BBQ restaurant has been Zagatrated and featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The StarLedger, New Jersey Monthly, Greater Media Newspapers, the Asbury Park Press, and Home News Tribune, among others. So, what about that tagline that declares “All You Can Eat, All the Time?” Big Ed says, “We call them reorders. People say to us, ‘I’d like some more,’ and they get it.”

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ALL-U-CAN-EAT-RIBS • ALL THE TIME SINCE 1992 • ALL-U-CAN-EAT-RIBS • ALL THE TIME SINCE 1992

ALL-U-CAN-EAT-RIBS • ALL THE TIME SINCE 1992

Sunday

FOOTBALL Games @ BIG ED’S

Monday & Thursday Night Football too! FAMILY FRIENDLY

36 HDTV Screens!

Enjoy a Traditional Family Friendly LUNCH or DINNER before or after visiting the local pumpkin & harvest farms!

Up to 9 different games at any one time! Pigskin & Ribs… Perfect Together

w/ Happy Hour Drinks & Apps

FREE 1/2 Rack Baby Back Ribs at the Start of 3rd Qtr.

See website for special coupon savings

Saturday Night HAPPY HOUR KARAOKE Mon-Fri ALL Day 9pm-close w/Happy Hour & Free Giveaways

Watch ALL MLB

Pennant & World Series Games @ BIG ED’s

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24 Beers on Tap Hours: OPEN 7 Days a Week @11:30am LUNCH DINNER

Mon –Fri til 3:30pm Sat & Sun til 2pm Mon-Thurs til 10pm Fri & Sat til 11pm Sun til 9pm

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Dine in a Family-Friendly Atomsphere While Watching ALL the


by Tim Kolupanowich

Having been playing for five years, almost two with its current lineup, NIGHT SHIFT has been keeping Monmouth and Middlesex Counties rocking all night long to popular classics and memorable one-hit wonders several times a month. Kurt Grotyohann on bass, Bruce Galbraith and Frank Stukey on guitar and Rich Vanderburgh on drums make up the band, though they also respectively go by Karsh, Bru, Franko and Hey Rich on stage. There is no lead singer as they rotate vocals in order to best match up with the original artist and create some excellent harmonies.

What I Mean’ by Lee Michaels, or ‘It Don’t Come Easy’ by Ringo Starr. We just started playing ‘I’m Your Captain’ by Grand Funk. We do ‘Locomotive Breath’ by Jethro Tull.”

NIGHT SHIFT keeps the audience involved in the performance. “If people want to go up and sing and they look like they may be able to sing or we’ll talk to them during break time and flush them out a little bit,” says GroGrotyohann and Stucky have been playing together for more than 20 years tyohann. “Rich goes out with a wireless mic and rounds up a few ladies and and began NIGHT SHIFT when Vanderburgh joined them five years ago. hands them maracas and tambourines and we ask them to come up and Galbraith is the newest member having joined the group about a year sing ‘Ride Sally Ride.’ Our big thing is we like to get the crowd involved so and a half ago. “We try to adhere to the definition of being a cover band they feel like they’re part of the band.” Also to this end, NIGHT SHIFT is and just be a live juke box,” explains Grotyohann. The band’s repertoire great at responding to fans on its Facebook page which adds to the fanspans many decades and genres from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and The friendly experience even when they’re not playing. Allman Brothers to Kiss, Black Sabbath and Johnny Cash. The Grateful Dead, Grand Funk Railroad, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Billy Joel, The guys also never play the same show twice, often switching up their Bruce Springsteen and many more also routinely get covered, allowing for performances and formulating their set list to adhere to the demographic anyone to enjoy themselves without discriminating against age and musi- of the venue. Some nights it’s a double-down where their set consists of cal tastes. back-to-back songs by the same artist throughout the night, A typical night consists of three sets of 16 songs, with each set offering a different vibe. “The first half of the first set is usually a little mellow because people are still eating dinner,” says Grotyohann. “The second set is really the dance set and then the third set you tend to get younger people in who are there to drink and listen to the band and we’ll move into like newer stuff like 80s and 90s and play what’s classic rock to them.”

while other evenings they do a rock and roll smorgasbord where they won’t repeat an artist for the entire gig. NIGHT SHIFT has shows coming up at Runway 34 in Wall, Rivoli’s Grill & Chill in Howell, Bayshore Bar & Grill in Hazlet, Colts Neck Inn in Colts Neck and Ryan’s Pub and Sports Bar in Monroe. For band and contact information, show listings and a complete list of songs covered by NIGHT SHIFT, be sure to check them out on Facebook and ReverbNation. Kurt Grotyohann - Bass & Vocals Bruce Galbraith - Guitar & Vocals Frank Stukey - Guitar & Vocals Rich Vanderburgh - Drums & Vocals

What sets NIGHT SHIFT apart is they don’t just play the standard bar songs like “Mustang Sally” and “Brown Eyed Girl,” but they also play songs that aren’t heard as often anymore that still bring back positive memories. “We really enjoy playing one-hit wonders and lost classics people haven’t thought about, maybe the classic rock radio stations aren’t playing them -- songs like ‘Do You Know 12

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Stacey Teuber and her dad, Neil, are best friends. And although she tends bar at least five or six shifts a week, Teuber manages to make a point to spend time with her dad, who had heart surgery years ago, and is now on permanent disability. The two have a unique relationship, and support one another in all they do. This father and daughter have a lot in common, including their love of animals -- those in the home they share, and those that they regularly visit at the Perth Amboy Animal Shelter. In between working at the Landmark Tavern & Café in South Amboy, Stacey is around to help her dad when needed. “He has good days and bad days,” she reveals, adding that she and her dad live in the family’s 100-year-old home in Perth Amboy. “He’s always been so independent, so recovery and rehabilitation has been difficult for him,” she relates.

After working in retail, selling shoes for years, she came to bartending, a career she found provided her with more of an opportunity to socialize with her customers. She also bartended in a corporate restaurant, but found it was not for her. She prefers the “family feeling” of the Landmark Tavern. “When I started to go to bars, I thought it was so cool to watch the bartenders,” she says. “The job seemed so glamorous and a lot of fun. I didn’t realize then how much work was involved.” Teuber remembers her first experience pouring a shot at her first bartending job at The Courthouse Inn in Perth Amboy, revealing that she was “super terrified.” But she learned it well, and took her skills to the Liberty Tavern, in Fords, where she learned to multi-task. “I was bartending, waitressing, answering phones and I loved it. I learned how to do a million things at once,” she comments.

T,” who loves to watch “The Maury Show,” is also an important family member. In between work shifts and her dad’s charity work, the two make regular visits to the animal shelter t o donate food and watch the animals. When she’s not hanging out with dad or rescuing or visiting animals at the shelter, Stacey enjoys her time working at the Landmark Tavern, a job she “loves.” she bartends and waitresses and enjoys both.

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ncients and modern mystics believe that the veil between the spirit world and the living world is the thinnest on October 31, a time when restless souls pierce through to haunt the living.Through the centuries, any fear-inducing human monstrosity (zombies, vampires, Frankenstein-type reanimations, evil witches, etc.) or iconic phobia (spiders, bats) have come to share the scare party. Characterizing the “spirit” of Halloween, fear is fun. The art of the scare is expected and is everywhere; it is a safe scare, as we know it is all in good fun. But still ... A demon called Sandy took Halloween away from us last year and this year, Halloween is more anticipated than ever, especially as the Garden State is known for its true grit maneuver, called a “Jersey Comeback.”

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From the cute and whimsical packaged costumes for wee ones, to the home-made, jerryrigged ones we make ourselves, the costume we choose and our kids demand is purely reflective of our personalities. And times, of course, have changed. Up to a couple of decades ago, it was rare that adults joined the costuming fun; now, everyone of all ages and all walks of life enjoy getting “boo-tiful.” We also tend to outfit our abodes and offices as well. This has led to a boom in the holiday industry, with Halloween-specific national tradeshows catering to retailers. For example, Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show (HAAshow.com) is now in its 19th year, with hundreds of booths showcasing tons of new products. A large mass of those Hal-

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loween products, costumes and home decor are available right here. For example, Seasonal World (nearby Great Adventure’s annual Fright Fest, Clarksburg) transforms itself into a Halloween Super Store with costumes, large air-blown ghoulish inflatables, to decor for your porch/patio, yard, foyer, mantles, and even the garage, plus all the party essentials for your most devilish Halloween party yet. Its website (NJhalloweencostumes. com), offers a description of the range of costumes: “from Leg Avenue, Disguise, Rasta Imposta and Rubies just to name a few. You will find children’s costumes (infants to teens) from Fairytale classics like Little Red Riding Hood to favorites from screen and stage - superstars to super heroes, cartoon characters, reality stars, Star Wars to Transformers to Alice in Wonderland to Avatar and more.” Meanwhile, at Halloween Express (Route 9, Manalapan), a very popular seasonal “pop up” store, you can pay homage to Reality TV’s blockbuster show, Duck Dynasty; the costumes are here, so unleash your inner Si. Seasonal World’s “Women’s Sexy Costumes,” provides a delightfully provocative nod to the 1940s as well as other distinctively retro looks, all quite fetching and still in good taste. Here, the “Men’s Sexy Costumes,” however, go more for the frat-boy mentality and literally focus on comical expressions of sex. If you have a ribald sense of humor and are not afraid to potentially offend some, you’ll be the hit at any Halloween party. At Halloween Express, “sexy” is not “slutty,” it’s liberating, an embracing of a woman’s unique sense of feminine mystique and self esteem. Its website explains: “Halloween is the one night of the year when many

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women can step out of their comfort zone and not be alone in doing so. Sexy costumes can be sweet and innocent or erotic and risqué.” Here, you will also find a resplendent selection of artfully designed costumes to magnify your distinctive inner vixen. Both retailers’ baby costumes are truly adorable, and hundreds of photos will be taken to commemorate baby’s first Halloween. Toddler costumes are colorful and eye-catching; and yes, Moms, they are all very comfortable for your “little monsters.” Costumes for older girls tend to focus on the “princess” theme with a solid helping of recognizable characters such as Betsy Ross, Wonder Woman, Strawberry Shortcake, among others. (Oh yes, there are costumes too for your pooch. If you have a cat, rabbit, hamster or iguana, you may still have to create your own little costumes for these critters but as the Halloween industry grows, this may change soon.) For your DIY costumes, venture to these stores to complete your look: you can find funky spectacles, wigs/falls, temporary hair colors, makeup galore, fake nails, fake teeth, and accessories, all to complete your unique character. Brock Farms’ Colts Neck location turns “Spooktacular” every autumn and Halloween, with a treasure trove of ghastly displays to use for your own haunted house. There’s also a ton of fun for kids, and non-scary autumn decor items, including magnificent mums, perfect pumpkins, smiling scarecrows and more. Trick out your entire home -- by creating your own haunted house. All three retailers have a mammoth supply of offerings. Fun idea: create your own ghost story (with help from the kids of course) to regale guests as to why your house is so haunted. October 2013


alloween! HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS Due to our rich and storied history, ghosts abound in New Jersey -- starting with the spirits of the Lenni Lenape, through modernera victims of murderous mayhem. Is it any wonder then, that there are numerous places of scary repute at which you can intensify your own fear factor? The following descriptions are culled from and courtesy of newjerseyhauntedhouses.com, which features many more. (Visit the attraction websites for location and hour of operation details.) Bamboo Gardens Walk of Fear (walkoffear.com.) “Scream your way through

Bubba’s playground. Take on the Asylum, Roam the Bone Yard, Escape Blood Beach before the grave diggers drag you into the abyss, enter the Black Hole, zombies in search of fresh meat, strobes, foggers, FX lighting and loud, scary music throughout the entire haunt.”

tion. BANE is a 12,000-squarefoot haunt with over 25 rooms of pure terror, and this year, BANE has been completely updated with newer, sicker and more demented scenes.” C. Casola Farms Haunted Hayride of Terror (triplecnurseries.com). “Featuring the Hayride of Terror,

Nightmare at Gravity Hill -- Cyclone Farms (nightmareatgravityhill.com).

the Haunted Barn, the Haunted Wooded Trail and the Living Maze, the most frightening walk you will ever take through the woods.” Corner of Chaos -- Scream Acres (cornerofchaos. com). “This 75-plus acre lo-

cale in Central New Jersey farmland features haunted walk-through and wagon-ride attractions, plus food, entertainment pavilions and nightly bonfire.”

“New for 2013. The Apocalypse has descended upon Gravity Hill. Harmony and Civility are no longer in order. Chaos and Mayhem rule the night. Gravity Hill is now the land of Zombies and Evil Deeds!” Evil Spirits Haunted Woods Walk (evil-spirits.

Scary Rotten Farms (scaryrottenfarms.com).

com). “In the dead of night on October 13, 1980, the Emerald Hotel burned to the ground. All lives were lost. Today, their spirits haunt the old grounds known as Emerald Acres. You can visit them in our 15-acre walking experience. They’re waiting for YOU.”

“Two terrifying haunts: a haunted carnival and campground. A portion of the proceeds go to Ocean of Love for children with cancer.” Fear in the Forest (fearintheforest.weebly.com). “The

Cornfield of Terror (randjfarm.com). “The Cornfield of Terror is sure to bring fear to everyone that passes its gates. Will you make it out alive? Get lost in our nonscary maze during the day-

BANE (banehauntedhouse.com) “NJ’s newest and scariest haunted attrac-

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time and night. Enjoy a movie on our outdoor movie screen. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch.” Schaefer’s Frightfest (schaefersfrightfest.com).

“Spend 45 minutes making your way through 200+ acres of Fright. It starts with our Hair Raising Hayride that ‘Scares the YELL out of you,’ then we let you off in the middle of nowhere for a Treacherous Trek through the Trail of Terror, then just when you think you have had enough and begin to see that you are almost home, you realize the only way back is through the MassAcre Maze, a casual run for your life: once it is over you find that the path is blocked and you must enter your final Nightmare, the Carnival of Chaos.” Yes, this year, Halloween is back with a bloodthirsty vengeance.

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INGREDIENTS: • 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur • 1 part Dark Rum • 1 part Light Rum • 2 part White Cranberry Juice • 1 part Unfiltered Apple Juice • 1 part Simple Syrup • Juice of one lemon • apple slices, blueberries and melon balls for garnish PREPARATION: 1. Add the liquid ingredients and mix well. 2. Top with apple slices, blueberries, and melon balls.

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INGREDIENTS: • 2 oz VeeV Acai Spirit • 1 oz acai juice • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice • Top with fresh champagne • Lime wedge for garnish PREPARATION: 1. Combine VeeV, Acai juice and fresh lime with fresh ice in a cocktail shaker and shake. 2. Strain into a chilled martini glass and top with champagne. 3. Serve with a fresh lime wedge.

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INGREDIENTS: • 1 750ml bottle of DonQ Cristal rum • 1/2 bottle red wine • 6 oz. fresh lime juice • 6 oz. triple sec liqueur • 6 oz. simple syrup • 2 limes sliced in thin wheels • 2 red oranges sliced in thin wheels PREPARATION: 1. Add all ingredients into a large punch bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving. 2. Serve over ice in a punch glass.

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BELMAR Brandl................... 732-280-7501 Casa Solar............. 732-556-1144 Matisse.................. 732-681-7680 Oyama................ 732-280-5983 Ragin Cajun.......... 732-280-6828 Vivas...................... 732-681-1213

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Brioso’s.................. 732-617-1700 La Cashina............ 732-834-0025

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MATAWAN

The Palm............... 732-212-1313 Yumi...................... 732-212-0881

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Navesink Fishery .................. 732-291-8017 Pasitano’s............. 732-617-2777

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MILLSTONE

Kanji...................... 732-544-1600

TINTON FALLS

Luchento’s............ 732-446-8500

KEYPORT Drew’s Bayside Bistro................... 732-739-9219

LAKE COMO Antonio’s Trattoria.............. 732-681-2813

MONMOUTH BEACH Michael Angelo’s.... 732-229-2500

OCEAN GROVE Seagrass............... 732-869-0770

OLD BRIDGE

Far East Taste....... 732-389-9866

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TOMS RIVER Aamantran........... 732-341-5424 Bistro 44............... 732-818-7644 Il Giardinello’s...... 732-286-9111 Nobi....................... 732-244-7888 Osaka.................... 732-929-3900 Pisces Seafood Restaurant............ 732-270-3300 Serenity Café....... 732-270-2088 Tang Dynasty....... 732-286-1505

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Cinderella

A Review

March 2013 – “OMG, everybody, they’re doing instant makeovers on Broadway!” First, this scruffy fox and raccoon suddenly turn into total studmuffins in satin suits. And hen — this is the best part — this girl’s lame, retro peasant-chic outfit is transformed, right before our eyes (and while she’s singing), into a red-carpet ball gown. Make that two ball gowns: one white and one gold. “Cinderella,” that ultimate and most enduring of makeover shows, is back in NYC. Specifically, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” a work that started out as a madefor-television musical in 1957, opened at the Broadway Theater. And while running now for over six months and targeting today’s “little princesses”, this modern day version is a wonderful show for the whole family. From a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and directed by Mark Brokaw, the show is both traditional and up to date. This “Cinderella” wants to be reassuringly old-fashioned and refreshingly irreverent, sentimental and snarky, sincere and

ironic, all at once. The keynote songs from the original have been retained. And anyone who swooned however many decades ago over “Ten Minutes Ago,” the prince and Cindy’s musical equivalent to Romeo and Juliet’s “palmers’ kiss” scene, will find that it is sung quite fetchingly here. There’s been a whole lot of fiddling with the plot too to give it politically progressive substance and those mandatory messages about self-esteem and self-empowerment. The prince’s parents have been eliminated, replaced by a devious and manipulative regent figure, Sebastian who tricks the naïve prince into signing bills that repress and rob his people. So when Cinderella finally gets the chance to talk to her dream date at that immortal ball, instead of whispering sweet nothings, she says, “You need to open your eyes to what’s happening in your kingdom.” Like the reinvented cartoon fairy-tale heroines of the past several decades, this Cinderella is no passive damsel waiting for a rescuing knight. She takes charge of her destiny, so much so that she doesn’t lose that glass slipper; she hands it to the

prince. It’s a conscious choice, see; she controls her narrative. And, by the way, the prince must undergo a similar process of re-education, which will allow him to conquer his self-doubts and introduce democracy to his kingdom. Of course no one’s really going to “Cinderella” for its politics. They go for the songs (among Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most confectionary) and the dances (a lot of mock-medieval capering, choreographed by Josh Rhodes). And the scenery (by Anna Louizos), which in this version includes a “Beauty and the Beast”-like forest through which walks a “Lord of the Rings”-style giant tree creature who appears in the very first scene. And, oh yes, the dresses, which have been left to the capable and industrious hands of William Ivey Long. The showstoppers in this version aren’t the songs so much as those instant costume changes from rags to riches by our girl Cindy. And did I mention that fabulous wedding dress worn in the finale? That one brought down the house.

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Behind the Footlights McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ by Steve Ortlieb

Over the past year, we’ve provided an interesting array of theaters and venues available to Garden Staters. From the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank to the lesser known Surflight Theater in Beach Haven. This month we’ve selected the highly respected and very well known McCarter Theater Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton. The McCarter has a long and storied history. Founded in 1930, it is one of the most active cultural centers in the country and is the region’s leading performing arts center. During the 1930s, due to its proximity to New York’s Theater District, many shows had their preBroadway showcases here. The seating capacity was reason enough for America’s stars and playwrights to choose the McCarter for their out-of-town premiers. As with many of the regional theaters in New Jersey, the McCarter is both a presenter of performing arts as well as a professional producing theater. The McCarter’s programming centers around its world-class “Theater Series.” In fact, its interest in and cultivation of new artists, playwrights, performers and directors are widely respected. Play development, music, dance and special events, as well as educational development are all attributes of the McCarter which make it a unique blend of both a teaching and professional theater organization. The people responsible for the accolades

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and consistency are too numerous to fit into one small column, but one name cannot be ignored -- Emily Mann, Artistic Director/ Resident Playwright, is now in her 23rd season where she has overseen more than 125 productions. Under her extraordinary leadership, the McCarter was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. Her awards and nominations would be the envy of anyone with twice her years of experience, and she most recently was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University and was named 2011 Person of the Year by the National Theater Conference. As an educational theater, audition workshops for high school students and a K-12 after school program are a couple of offerings. Class trips are highly encouraged as a way to introduce young people to the excitement of theater and the performing arts. On the McCarter website an entire section is dedicated to the numerous ways in which the young and not so young can learn and grow through theater. The McCarter’s schedule of events for 2013-2014 reads like a Manhattan telephone book. As for live theater, the annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will run the month of December and the August Wilson play “Fences” will run in January and February. The season’s dance repertoire includes Savion Glover’s celebration of taps in

STePz and the Rudolph Nureyev State Ballet Theater will make its McCarter debut with Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty.” The “Signature” season is part of what separates the McCarter from many others in scope and scale. Scheduled are, in no particular order: Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, Lewis Black, The Peking Acrobats and a host of others, equally as impressive. This is followed up by the music season and the American Repertory Ballet season. It’s safe to say that the McCarter will not experience too many quiet evenings. Recently, in the McCarter’s effort to maintain its connection to the community and what audiences really want, a new endeavor, “McCarter Community Think,” was created, the first of three conversations with community members that the theater hopes will spark new ideas and ways for the theater to improve its engagement with local audiences. There will be two more in-person sessions with each participant receiving a voucher for two tickets to the Theater Series and online survey participants will be entered into a drawing for theater membership. For additional information visit mccarter. org. Plan on leaving yourself plenty of time as this website is incredibly in depth and informative.

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Aberdeen

Dining Pleasure

Court Jester Aberdeen Town Sq. Rt. 34 732-566-6674

Atlantic Highlands

Buffalo Wild Wings 2770 Hooper Ave. 732-475-7645

Julia’s 91 First Street 732-872-1007

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

Asbury Park

Posillipos 715 Second Ave. 732-774-5819

Freehold

River Rock 1600 Rt. 70 732-840-1110

A Little Bit of Cuba 2 E. Main Street 732-577-8506

Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 515 Rt. 70 732-262-5180

Basile’s 536 Park Ave. 732-866-4085

Simkos Grille 403 Higgins Ave. 732-528-9989

Colts Neck

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

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

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

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

Brunswick Grove 327 Milltown Rd. 732-254-0495

Belmar

Tilted Kilt Rt. 18 South 732-992-8532

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

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

The Cabin 984 Rt. 33 732-462-3090 Café Calore 3333 US Hwy 9N 732-462-2233 Court Jester 16 E. Main Street 732-462-1040 Market Yard Grille 18 E. Main Street 732-431-3220 Metropolitan Café 8 E. Main Street 732-780-9400

Vivas 801 Belmar Plaza 732-681-1213

Bogart’s 613 Hope Road 732-542-1836

Highlands

Bay Ave. Trattoria 122 Bay Ave. 732-872-9800 Chilango 272 Bay Ave. 732-708-0505 The Chubby Pickle 23 Bay Ave. 732-872-7000 Claddagh Irish Pub 297 Bay Ave. 732-291-0099 Havana 300 Shore Drive 732-708-0000 Lusty Lobster 88 Bay Ave. 732-291-1548 Off the Hook 1 Navesink Ave. 732-872-2006

Jackson

Kyoto Sushi & Hibachi 21 S. Hope Chapel Road 732-367-3333 Solo Bella 426 Chandler Road 732-961-0951 Surf Taco 21 S. Hope Chapel Road 732-364-8226

Keyport

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

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

Village Bistro 151 Markham Place 732-450-0444

Long Branch

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

Draft House 100 Brighton Ave. 732-272-1598

Windansea 56 Shrewsbury Ave. 732-872-2266

Dino’s 444 Ocean Blvd. N 732-923-0033

Hightstown

Jack’s 149 Brighton Ave. 732-870-8800

Park 33 618 Park Ave. 732-761-1300

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

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

Holmdel

Pearl of the Sea 46 S. Broadway 732-263-1050

Howell

McLoone’s Pier House 1 Ocean Ave. 732-923-1006

Solo Trattoria 7 South Street 732-780-2337

Eatontown

Matisse 1301 Ocean Ave. 732-681-7680

Farmingdale

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

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

Riverwatch 799 Rt. 70 732-920-8900

The Harrison 808 Fifth Ave. 732-774-2200

Avon

Park East 3352 Hwy 35 S 732-739-2002

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

Brielle

Stella Marina 800 Ocean Avenue 732-775-7776

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Fair Haven

La Fandy 609 River Road 732-530-3338

Citricos 812 Main Street 732-988-6565

Brickhouse 979 Cedarbridge Ave. 732-279-3743

Copper Canyon 51 First Ave. 732-291-8444

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Bradley Beach

Hazlet

Lakeside Manor 410 Hwy 36 S 732-739-2700

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Villa Soma 37 West Main Street 732-946-8857 Chapter House 1454 Rt. 9 S 732-462-0056 Ivy League Rt. 9 N & E. 3rd Street 732-370-2206

The Mix 71 Brighton Ave. 732-923-9100

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Wine Loft 32 Laird Street 732-222-7770

Manalapan

Heavenly Ham Hwy 35 & S Union Sq. Mall 732-842-1115

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

MJ’s 1005 Rt. 35 N 732-796-1400

Spargos Grille 130 Rt. 33 732-294-9992

Neelam 1178 Rt. 35 @ Village Mall 732-671-8900

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

Marlboro

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

Matawan

Bart’s 74 Main St. 732-566-0267 MJ’s Buttonwood Manor 845 Hwy 34 732-566-6220

Millstone

Luchento’s 520 Rt. 33 W 732-446-8500

Monroe

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

Neptune

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

Red Bank

Basil T’s 183 Riverside Ave. 732-842-5990 Buona Sera 50 Maple Street 732-530-5858

La Pastaria 6 Linden Place 732-224-8699

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

Melting Pot 2 Bridge Ave. 732-219-0090

Old Bridge

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

Big Ed’s BBQ 305 Hwy 34 Na 732-583-2626 Café Luna 3679 Rt. 9 N 732-965-5490 Pine Tavern Rt. 34 & Cottrell Rd. 732-727-5060

St. Stephen’s Green 2031 Rt. 71 S 732-449-2636

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

MJ’s 3205 Rt. 66 732-918-9700

Mediterranean Chateau 27 Freneau Ave (Rt. 79) 732-758-0800

Rumson

Frankie’s 414Rt. 35 S 732-892-6000

Dublin House 30 Monmouth Street 732-747-6699

Benvenuti 3857 Hwy 516 732-607-1115

The Mill 101 Old Mill Road 732-449-1800

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

Kelly’s Tavern 43 Rt. 35 S 732-775-9517

La Riviera 113 Main Street 732-566-8400

Zebu 20 Broad Street 732-936-9330

709 709 Arnold Ave. 732-295-0709

The Downtown Street 10 W. Front 732-741-2882

Café 34 Hwy 34 732-583-9700

Baja Fresh 500 Rt. 35 S 732-758-0058

Pt. Pleasant

Don Chuchos 1647 Rt. 35 N 732-531-7555

A Tavola Rt. 9 S @ Deep Run Shopping Ctr. 732-607-1120

Middletown

Salsarita’s 3843 Rt. 9 N 732-591-0333

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

CJ McLoone’s 560 Shrewsbury Ave. 732-758-0800 Fuji Rt. 35 & Treasure Is. Plaza 732-544-8828

Savanna 10 Bridge Ave. 732-741-6333

Shadowbrook 1 Obre Place 732-747-0200

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

Siam Garden In the Galleria 732-224-1233

Landmark Tavern & Cafe 117 N. Broadway 732-721-6812

Sogno 69 Broad Street 732-747-6969 Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 2 Bridge St. 732-212-1700

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

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

Tinton Falls 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 Chris Michaels 40 Oakwood Ave. 732-634-5355 The Shannon Rose 855 St Georges Ave. 732-636-6100

Spring Lake

Black Trumpet 7 Atlantic Ave. 732-449-4700

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Big Ed’s BBQ

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Big Shots Sports Bar

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Blue Moon

4pm - 7pm

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Bogart’s

4pm - 7pm

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Brandy’s Tavern

3pm - 6pm

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Brass Rail

3pm - 6pm

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Brickhouse

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Buffalo Wild Wings (Brick) The Cabin

3pm - 6pm

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Café 34

4pm - 6pm

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Chapter House

3pm - 7pm

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4pm - 6:30pm

Colts Neck Inn

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

Court Jester (Aberdeen/Freehold)

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

The Downtown

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

Dublin House

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

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4pm - 6pm

Fireside Grill

12N - 7pm

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Gusto’s Grill

4pm - 7pm

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12N - 7pm

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Ivy League

4pm - 7pm

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Jack’s Goal Line

4pm - 7pm

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Klein’s

3pm - 6pm

3pm - 6pm

3pm - 6pm

3pm - 6pm

3pm - 6pm

Landmark Tavern & Cafe

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 11pm

4pm - 7pm

La Riviera

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 11pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

ALL DAY

Market Yard Grille

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

McDonagh’s

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

Metropolitan Café MJ’s (Middletown, Buttonwood Neptune/Tinton Falls)

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

Molly Maguires

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

Moore’s Tavern

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

1pm - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

Nonna’s

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

Off the Hook

3pm - 8pm

3pm - 8pm

3pm - 8pm

3pm - 8pm

4pm - 7pm

On the Deck

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

Park 33

Noon - 6pm

Noon - 6pm

Noon - 6pm

Noon - 6pm

Noon - 6pm

Noon - 6pm

Park East

4pm - 8pm

4pm - 8pm

4pm - 8pm

4pm - 8pm

4pm - 8pm

4pm - 8pm

4pm - 8pm

Pine Tavern

3pm - 5pm

3pm - 5pm

3pm - 5pm

3pm - 5pm

3pm - 5pm

ALL DAY

PK’s Shamrock Rose

12N - 7pm

12N - 7pm

12N - 7pm

12N - 7pm

12N - 7pm

Riverwatch

2pm - 6pm

2pm - 6pm

2pm - 6pm

2pm - 6pm

2pm - 6pm

2pm - 6pm

2pm - 6pm 1pm - 7pm

Ryan’s Pub & Sports Bar

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

1pm - 7pm

Sunsets

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

12N - 4pm

Surf Taco (Jackson)

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

4pm - 6pm

ALL DAY

Tavern on the Lake

3pm - 6pm

3pm - 6pm

3pm - 6pm

3pm - 6pm

3pm - 6pm

12N - 5pm

ALL DAY —

The Shannon Rose

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

3pm - 7pm

Tilted Kilt

3pm - 7pm 9pm - close

3pm - 7pm 9pm - close

3pm - 7pm 9pm - close

3pm - 7pm 9pm - close

3pm - 7pm —

— — — 9pm - close

Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 4pm - 7pm 4pm - 7pm 4pm - 7pm 4pm - 7pm 4pm - 10pm — — (Brick) ALL DAY ALL DAY Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 4pm - 7pm 4pm - 7pm 4pm - 7pm 4pm - 7pm 4pm - 10pm (Red Bank) The Sycamore Grille Twin Light Taphouse Windansea Wine Loft

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

— ALL DAY

— ALL DAY

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 6:30pm

4pm - 6:30pm

4pm - 6:30pm

4pm - 6:30pm

4pm - 6:30pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

4pm - 7pm

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Tuesday, Oct. 01 Fireside Grill - Trivia Landmark Tavern – Karaoke w/ DJ Roberta MJ’s / Matawan – Trivia Night MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls - Karaoke Riverwatch – Gary Cook Ryan’s Pub - Karaoke Wednesday, Oct. 02 MJ’s / Matawan – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppi MJ’s / Middletown – Matt O’Ree MJ’s / Neptune – I Love the 80’s w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Game On Riverwatch - Tomardo Thursday, Oct. 03 The Cabin – Bike Night / Biketoberfest Landmark Tavern – Poker Night MJ’s / Matawan – Football Night MJ’s / Middletown – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Neptune – Football Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Football Night Riverwatch – Phil Engel Ryan’s Pub – DJ @ 10pm Friday, Oct. 04 The Cabin – Phil Engel Colts Neck Inn – Two River Band Fireside Grill – Live Entertainment Landmark Tavern – Live Music La Riviera – Live Entertainment MJ’s / Matawan – Alter Ego MJ’s / Middletown – Steve Reilly & Steve Devito MJ’s / Neptune – Ken & Marysue MJ’s/ Tinton Falls – Tim & Andy Riverwatch – License To Chill Ryan’s Pub – Round Trip Saturday, Oct. 05 Big Ed’s BBQ - Karaoke The Cabin – Nine South Colts Neck Inn – Smoke & Mirrors Landmark Tavern – DJ La Riviera – Live Entertainment Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko @ 12:30 MJ’s / Matawan – Donnie Dell Doo Wop MJ’s / Middletown – Melissa Chill & Rob Dye MJ’s / Neptune – Abby Normal MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Rich Graz Riverwatch – Undisputed Ryan’s Pub – DJ Big G Tommy’s / Brick - Karaoke Sunday, Oct. 06 Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko @ 12:30 Monday, Oct. 07 Landmark Tavern – Trivia Night Riverwatch – Trivia Night Tuesday, Oct. 08 Fireside Grill - Trivia Landmark Tavern – Karaoke w/ DJ Roberta MJ’s / Matawan - Trivia Night MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls - Karaoke Riverwatch – Gary Cook Ryan’s Pub - Karaoke Wednesday, Oct. 09 MJ’s / Matawan – October 2013

Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppi MJ’s / Middletown – Swamp Eddie MJ’s / Neptune – I Love the 80’s w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Game On Riverwatch - Tomardo Thursday, Oct. 10 Landmark Tavern – Poker Night MJ’s / Matawan – Football Night MJ’s / Middletown Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Neptune – Football Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Football Night Riverwatch – Floyd Murray Ryan’s Pub – DJ @ 10pm Friday, Oct. 11 The Cabin – The Nobs Colts Neck Inn – Jo Wymer Fireside Grill – Live Entertainment Landmark Tavern – Live Music La Riviera – Live Entertainment MJ’s / Matawan – Lisa & Wendy Mj’s / Middletown – Shore Thing MJ’s / Neptune – Tim & Andy MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Seth Tieger Riverwatch – Billy Lawlor Ryan’s Pub – Blame it on Richie Saturday, Oct. 12 Big Ed’s BBQ - Karaoke The Cabin - Undercover Colts Neck Inn – Strictly 60 Landmark Tavern – DJ La Riviera – Live Entertainment Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko @ 12:30 MJ’s / Matawan – Melissa Chill & Rob Dye MJ’s / Middletown – Dave McCarty MJ’s / Neptune – Linda & Mike MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Rachel Allyn Riverwatch – Phil Engel Band Ryan’s Pub – DJ Sammy Tommy’s / Brick - Karaoke Sunday, Oct. 13 Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko @ 12:30 Monday, Oct. 14 Landmark Tavern – Trivia Night Riverwatch – Trivia Night Tuesday, Oct. 15 Fireside Grill - Trivia Landmark Tavern – Karaoke w/ DJ Roberta MJ’s / Matawan - Trivia Night MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls - Karaoke Riverwatch – Gary Cook Ryan’s Pub - Karaoke Wednesday, Oct 16 MJ’s / Matawan – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppi MJ’s / Middletown – Matt O’Ree MJ’s / Neptune – I Love the 80’s w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Game On Riverwatch - Tomardo Thursday, Oct.17 The Cabin – Bike Night / Biketoberfest Landmark Tavern – Poker Night MJ’s / Matawan – Football Night MJ’s / Middletown -

Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Neptune – Football Night Riverwatch – Lefty Mann Ryan’s Pub – DJ @ 10pm Friday, Oct. 18 The Cabin - Undisputed Colts Neck Inn – BJ and The Band Fireside Grill – Live Entertainment Landmark Tavern – Live Music La Riviera – Live Entertainment MJ’s / Matawan – The Clifton Brothers MJ’s / Middletown – The Jam MJ’s / Neptune – Lisa & Wendy MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Bob Garaffa Riverwatch – Nicole & Denise Ryan’s Pub – Simple Groove Saturday, Oct. 19 Big Ed’s BBQ - Karaoke The Cabin - Moondoggie Colts Neck Inn – Bad Neighbors Fireside Grill – UFC 166 Landmark Tavern – DJ La Riviera – Live Entertainment Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko @ 12:30 MJ’s / Matawan – Different Strings M’s / Middletown – Lisa & Wendy MJ’s / Neptune –Alter Ego M’Js / Tinton Falls – Karius Trapp Riverwatch – Trax Ryan’s Pub – DJ Ralph Tommy’s / Brick – Karaoke; UFC 166 Sunday, Oct. 20 Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko @ 12:30 Monday, Oct. 21 Landmark Tavern – Trivia Night Riverwatch – Trivia Night Tuesday, Oct. 22 Fireside Grill - Trivia Landmark Tavern – Karaoke w/ DJ Roberta MJ’s / Matawan - Trivia Night MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls - Karaoke Riverwatch – Gary Cook Ryan’s Pub - Karaoke Wednesday, Oct. 23 MJ’s / Matawan – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppi MJ’s / Middletown – Seth Tieger MJ’s / Neptune – I Love the 80’s w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Game On Riverwatch - Tomardo Thursday, Oct. 24 Landmark Tavern – Poker Night MJ’s / Matawan – Football Night MJ’s / Middletown Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Neptune – Football Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Football Night Riverwatch – Lisa Bouchelle Ryan’s Pub – DJ @ 10pm Friday, Oct. 25 The Cabin – HALLOWEEN PARTY w/ Eddie Testa Band Colts Neck Inn – Jersey Sure Cats Fireside Grill – Live Entertainment

Landmark Tavern – Live Music La Riviera – Live Entertainment MJ’s / Matawan – Rich Geroval MJ’s / Middletown – Jeff Pilgrim MJ’s / Neptune – Steve Reilly MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Different Strings Riverwatch – High Tide & Vintage Johnny Ryan’s Pub – Mama’s Stew Saturday, Oct. 26 Big Ed’s BBQ - Karaoke The Cabin - Undercover Colts Neck Inn – Slim Chance & the Gamblers Landmark Tavern – DJ La Riviera – Live Entertainment Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko @ 12:30; HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY MJ’s / Matawan – HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY w/ Sounds of Excellence MJ’s / Middletown – HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY w/ Tim & Andy MJ’s / Neptune – HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY w/ Shawn Mars MJ’s / Tinton Falls – HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY w/ Matt O’Ree Riverwatch – Brue Crew Ryan’s Pub – DJ Sammy Tommy’s / Brick - Karaoke Sunday, Oct. 27 Martell’s – Dr. Cheeko @ 12:30 Monday, Oct. 28 Landmark Tavern – Trivia Night Riverwatch – Trivia Night Tuesday, Oct. 29 Fireside Grill - Trivia Landmark Tavern – Karaoke w/ DJ Roberta MJ’s / Matawan - Trivia Night MJ’s / Neptune – Trivia Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls - Karaoke Riverwatch – Gary Cook Ryan’s Pub - Karaoke Wednesday, Oct. 30 MJ’s / Matawan – Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppi MJ’s / Middletown – Matt O’Ree MJ’s / Neptune – I Love the 80’s w/ DJ Jake MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Game On Riverwatch - Tomardo Thursday, Oct. 31 Fireside Grill – HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Landmark Tavern – Poker Night MJ’s / Matawan – Football Night MJ’s / Middletown Karaoke w/ KJ Giuseppe MJ’s / Neptune – Football Night MJ’s / Tinton Falls – Football Night Riverwatch – Chris Gilligan Ryan’s Pub – HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY w/ Clever Con Tilted Kilt – HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Friday, Nov. 02 Landmark Tavern HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

Applebee’s / Tinton Falls MJ’s Neptune 14 Park Rd., Tinton Falls 3205 Rt. 66, Neptune 732-935-1158 732-918-9700 MJ’s Tinton Falls Applebee’s / Wall 2007 Rt. 35, Wall 1213 Sycamore Ave, Tinton Falls 732-542-3131 732-280-3676 Molly Maguire’s Big Ed’s B•B•Q 132 East River Road, Rumson 305 Route 34, Old Bridge 732-530-2882 732-583-2626 Big Shots Sports Bar Mulligan’s / Toms River 780 Rt. 1 North, 1850 Hooper Ave., Toms River 732-255-3900 Woodbridge 732-750-5050 Nonna’s 190 Rt. 9N, Marlboro Blue Moon 732-536-9050 114 S. Bway, S. Amboy 732-525-0014 Off the Hook 1 Navesink Ave., Highlands Brass Rail 732-872-2006 80 Rt. 79, Matawan 732-290-8400 On the Deck 2 Simon Lake Dr, Brickhouse 979 Cedarbridge, Brick Atlantic Highlands 732-872-1424 732-279-3743 Park 33 Buffalo Wild Wings / Brick 2770 Hooper Ave., Brick 618 Park Ave, Freehold 732-761-1300 732-475-7645 Pine Tavern Burlew’s Seafood & Steak 154 Rt. 34N, Old Bridge 59 West Front Street, Keyport 732-727-5060 732-497-0500 PK’s Shamrock Rose The Cabin 984 Rt. 33, Freehold 415 18th Ave., Belmar 732-681-3111 732-462-3090 Park East CJ McLoone’s 560 Shrewsbury Ave., 3352 Rt. 35S., Hazlet 732-739-2002 Tinton Falls 732-758-0800 Prime 34 1212 Rt. 34S., Aberdeen Café Luna 732-441-9663 3679 Rt. 9N, Old Bridge 732-965-5490 Riverwatch 799 Rt. 70, Brick Claddagh Irish Pub 732-920-8900 297 Bay Ave, Highlands 732-291-0099 Ryan’s Pub & Sports Bar Colts Neck Inn 299 Spotswood-Englishtown Rd Monroe Township 6 Rt. 537 (732) 251-1709 732-462-0383 Salt Creek Grille Court Jester / Freehold E. Main St., Freehold 4 Bingham Ave, Rumson 732-933-9272 732-462-1040 Shogun Legacy The Downtown 10 W. Front St., Red Bank 1536 North Bay Ave., Toms River, NJ 732-741-2828 732-286-9888 Dublin House 30 Monmouth St., Red Bank St. Stephen’s Green 732-747-6699 2031 Rt. 71, Spring Lake 732-449-2636 Fireside Grill 133 Rt. 79, Marlboro Sunsets 732-780-7900 302 S. Concourse Ave., Neptune 732-775-9911 Gusto’s Grill 1050 Rt. 18N, East Brunswick Surf Taco / Jackson 732-651-2737 21 S. Hope Chapel, Jackson 732-364-8226 Ivy League Rt. 9N, Howell Tavern on the Lake 732-370-2206 101 Main St., Hightstown 609-426-9345 Jack’s Goal Line 149 Brighton Ave., LongThe Branch Shannon Rose / Woodbridge 732-870-8800 855 St. George’s Ave. Woodbridge Landmark Tavern 117 N. Broadway, South Amboy 732-636-6100 732-721-6812 The Sycamore Grille 1 Shinnecock, Manalapan La Riviera 732-792-7722 113 Main St, Matawan 732-566-8400 Tilted Kilt Maloney’s Pub Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick 732-992-8532 117 Main St., Matawan 732-583-4040 Tim McLoone’s Supper Club Market Yard Grille 1200 Ocean Ave, Asbury 732-744-1400 18 E. Main St., Freehold 732-431-3220 Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza/Brick 515 Rt. 70, Brick Martell’s 732-262-5180 Boardwalk, Pt. Pleasant 732-892-0131Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza/Red Bank 2 Bridge St., McLoones @ Favorites 732-212-1700 3 Lafayette Rd., Fords 732-512-5025 1200 Ocean Ave, Asbury 732-744-1400 McLoone’s Pier House 1 Ocean Pl., Long Branch Twin Light Taphouse 732-923-1006 128 Bay Ave., Highlands 732-872-1345 Metropolitan Café 8 E. Main St., Freehold Windansea 732-780-9400 56 Shrewsbury Ave., Highlands 732-872-2266 Mediterranean Chateau 27 Freneau Ave. (Rt. 79), Wine Loft Matawan 32 Laird St., Long Branch 732-780-9400 732-222-7770 MJ’s Middletown 1005 Hwy 35N, Middletown 732-796-1400

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CONCERTS &

THEATER Friday, Oct. 04 Bill Engvall

Thursday, Oct. 17 Don Rickles

Tuesday, Oct. 08 Engelbert Humperdinck

Saturday, Oct. 19 Kathleen Madigan

State Theater New Brunswick, NJ

Count Basie Theater Red Bank, NJ

Friday, Oct. 11 Smokey Robinson

NJ Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ

Count Basie Theater Red Bank, NJ

Saturday, Oct. 19 Nine Inch Nails Prudential Center Newark, NJ

Saturday, Oct. 12 Tramps Like Us – Bruce Springsteen Tribute

Fri. & Sat., Oct. 25-26 The Addams Family

Thursday, Oct. 17 Rick Springfield

Saturday, Oct. 26 Frightened Rabbit

Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ

State Theater New Brunswick, NJ

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NJ Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ

State Theater New Brunswick, NJ

Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ

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Saturday, Oct. 26

Tropicana Kevin Caruso’s Magic & Comedy Show

Taj Mahal Gregg Altman

Saturday, Oct. 26 Borgata Amy Schumer

Fri. & Sat., Oct. 04 - 05 Borgata Frank Sinatra, Jr.

Saturday, Oct. 05

Saturday, Oct. 26

Caesar’s Celtic Thunder

Revel Larry The Cable Guy

Saturday, Oct. 26

Saturday, Oct. 19

House of Blues Rocky Horror Picture Show Live

Tropicana Barenaked Ladies

Friday, Oct. 25

Thurs– Sat., Oct. 31 – Nov. 01

Revel John Legend

October 2013

Boardwalk Hall Phish

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Strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage.

Over the past year, a very wide section of our region has gone through many stages of adversity, from minor inconvenience to total devastation. The hurricane of 2012 tested the true grit of hundreds of thousands of residence, especially those along the ocean, bays and rivers. Most, but not all, have recovered and rebuilt their properties and their lives.

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Most recently, a more targeted section of our area, once again suffered a devastating blow. Last month’s boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights delivered a second round of hurt to a business community within a four block section of the area. Quite a few of these establishments were within our own hospitality industry. Having just recovered from Hurricane Sandy, the owners of these businesses watched as a horrific fire once again destroyed their livelihoods and their lives.

About NLEOMF: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.

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The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 19,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers The Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.

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cane Sandy Notifica What was most impressive to me was the reactions of these victims of adversity. Once the fire was quickly extinguished (thanks to the heroic efforts of over 400 firefighters. and first responders), overwhelmingly, the business owners responses were: “we’ll be back”, “we’ll rebuild, what else can we do?” This “true grit” response shows the courage of the human spirit. In the face of unbelievable misfortune, these people find the strength to find a positive attitude and look forward rather than throwing in the towel and walking away. Let’s hope the federal, state and local authorities find a way to cut through the red tape and delays to quickly help these business owners come back strong. And once they do, let’s be sure to show our support. They deserve it.

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