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MONMOUTH HEALTH & LIFE

THE GOOD LIVING MAGA ZINE FROM MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER

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TO THE NINES

Monmouth Medical Center earns top safety honors for the ninth consecutive year.

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HOMETOWN HERO

A longtime MMC board member and decorated WWII officer is memorialized with a bronze bust.

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STILL ON CALL Dr. Louis Zinterhofer—Power of Pink honoree and retired chair of pathology— continues his medical mission at MMC.

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BEST OF MONMOUTH Who better than you to tell us which restaurants, shops and services are the best of the best in Monmouth County?

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WE KNE W THEM WHEN Sure, enduring fame lay ahead for these six Monmouth County students of past years. But high school is still high school.

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ALL IN THE FAMILY A new North Jersey house draws upon the owner’s updated childhood home—and a savvy Holmdel designer’s touch.

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Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Monmouth County.

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Hidden veggies in these comfort-food classics means these yummy meals are both parent- and kid-approved.

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Tropical native raffia gets a cool spin to segue to fall.

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These watches wow in the season’s sexiest, most saturated shades.

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HOME FRONT

This collection of must-haves makes for a fun day hosting a barbecue or lazing poolside.

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TALK OF THE TOWN

Colts Neck serves the needs of city commuters, beach-goers and farmers alike.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Ambience, flavors come to life at La Mondina in Brielle.

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GATHERINGS

See photos from recent events in and around the county.

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WE’RE PROUD TO PROVIDE THE BEST CARE IN THIS ISSUE OF MONMOUTH HEALTH & LIFE, WE celebrate all the best that our county has to offer in the annual “Best of Monmouth County” issue. At Monmouth Medical Center (MMC), we have recently celebrated a number of “best of” achievements that are allowing us to continue to truly stand out as the leading health care provider in our community, including these highlights: • MMC was the only New Jersey hospital to be named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. The study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. • MMC is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading experts on patient safety, for nine consecutive rating periods. • The Leapfrog Group has also once again ranked MMC as the safest hospital for maternity care in the region, with Monmouth scoring well above the standard of care in key areas. Only 20 percent of hospitals nationwide fully meet Leapfrog standards on critical maternity measures, and MMC is proud to be one of only eight medical facilities in New Jersey and the only one in Monmouth County to achieve this accomplishment. • For the second consecutive year, MMC was recognized as a Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive, and among thousands of hospitals in the country, Monmouth Medical Center was one of only 53 hospitals to earn this top recognition. At Monmouth Medical Center, we understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care, and it is very gratifying to be continually recognized for our commitment to quality. These national recognitions truly put us in a “best of” class of our own in Monmouth County and in New Jersey.

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CELEBRATING THE BEST WORKING WITH NUMBERS was never my forte, a good reason why I’m a magazine editor and not an accountant or an engineer. But there’s one time of year when adding and subtracting is actually fun (and it’s definitely not tax season). It’s become a late summer tradition to count all the ballots in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards and present the winners to you in our Best of Monmouth issue. Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite places, from butchers and brunch spots to barbers and bike shops and much more. Turn to page 49 to see all of this year’s winners. But celebrating who’s No. 1 shouldn’t stop there. To get the full effect of what this year’s winners offer, I invite all of you to attend the Best of Monmouth Food Festival Party & Expo on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park. There, you can sample food and drink and find plenty of information about food and wellness (and perhaps get a free massage too). Order your tickets now at monmouthhealthandlife.com. This is also the time of year when many school kids go back to class. In the back-to-school spirit, we put together “We Knew Them When” on page 62. This piece takes a look at six celebrities who learned their ABCs in Monmouth County. And on page 74, “Field Trips” details six vacation destinations where families can have fun and get a good lesson in history, science and more. We hope you enjoy all of the articles in this issue and visit some of the winners in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. They’re your neighbors, and I’m sure they’ll be happy to meet you—as I will be when I see everyone at the Best of Monmouth festival.

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AND THE WINNER IS… Here she comes, Miss America—we hope! Earlier this summer, Jade Glab of Belmar was crowned Miss New Jersey 2019, qualifying for the Miss America 2020 competition taking place in September. The 19-year-old beat out four other finalists in part by singing opera for the competition’s talent portion, discussing “Healthy Children, Strong America” as her “social impact initiative” and revealing hopes to eventually open a small business staffed by and serving women in finance. Glab is an alum of Red Bank Regional High School and Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, and she plans to study finance at the University of Virginia after taking a year off to prep for Miss America.

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We hate to say it, but 2019’s days of outdoor fun are numbered—the chill of fall is coming. Happily we can still soak up the last few weeks of warm weather. These five local spraygrounds, which are essentially playgrounds with separate splash areas equipped with sprinklers for kids to run through and play in, are the perfect way to cool your family off on a hot, end-of-summer day: CROSS FARM PARK, HOLMDEL This sprayground is designed like a baseball field, with water squirting out from a baseball up top and five in-ground water sprays along the diamond. A bit on the small side, it’s perfect for the toddler set, as are the accompanying two playgrounds. Admission: Free. Open through August. 10 Longbridge Rd., Holmdel, 732.946.2820 ASBURY SPLASH PARK, ASBURY PARK This park has a lot of things to make parents happy: non-slip grounds so kiddos won’t fall, a large seating area so moms and dads needn’t get wet and a spreadout water area so it never feels too crowded. Little ones, meanwhile, will love cool features such as an oversized watering can and tons of in-ground sprinklers. Admission: $10 per child and $5 per adult, or $24 for a family of four. Open through Labor Day, weather permitting. 915 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, 732.897.6538 SPRAYGROUND AT DORBROOK RECREATION AREA, COLTS NECK This sprayground is one of the biggest in the area and feels more like a mini water park than a playground. Features include cascading leaves of water, troughs, sprinklers, sprayers and water tables, plus a sand area. Bonus: Dorbrook underwent a 2016 makeover in which a new-and-improved water purification system was installed. Admission: Free. Open through Sept. 18. 353 County Route 537, Colts Neck, 732.542.1642 RECREATION CENTER SPLASH PAD, MANALAPAN A relatively new addition to the Manalapan Recreation Center is this sportsthemed sprayground with fun misters, cannons and spritzers. It also boasts a shaded area with picnic tables, in case the water isn’t enough of a cool-down. Admission: Free. Open through Labor Day, weather permitting. 93 Tennent Ave., Manalapan, 732.446.8355 MICHAEL J. TIGHE PARK, FREEHOLD This park has both a splash pad with buckets and sprinklers for younger kids, and a sprayground with taller geysers and rainbow rings for the older set. Admission: $4 for kids 12 and under, $3 for adults. Open only on Saturdays and Sundays through August. 65 Georgia Rd., Freehold, 732.294.2190

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Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are two central Jersey stars who’ve made music history—could The Empire Project be next? It comprises Nico Araco and Kyle Wolf, 2010 Matawan High School graduates who’ve written a rap song dedicated to New Jersey titled “Garden State of Mind” (a nod to Alicia Keys’ and Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” we’re sure). It has plenty of references to the 732 and the state as a whole, with lyrics like “I don’t wanna lose my cool again/ But if you don’t know what a Wawa or a pork roll is/Then it’s better we don’t be friends.” Speaking of friends, these longtime pals started making music together in the fourth grade and actually recorded this song in 2016. But it made the rounds online again earlier this summer and amassed 50,000 views on YouTube in one week. “I work at a bar in Keyport, and to this day people come in like, ‘Hey, you’re the dude from the Jersey song,” Araco tells Monmouth Health & Life. “It’s really humbling. It’s crazy seeing how many people this song touched. Our mission has always been to put Jersey on the map—and the city that made us, the small town of Cliffwood Beach.” Visit youtube.com/empireprojectmusic to hear the guys’ jam, and be warned: It’s pretty catchy.

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BUG OFF! We’ve all been there: having to fend off summer’s bloodsuckers while hosting an outdoor soirée. Citronella candles have been the go-to repellent for many of us because they’re pleasant-smelling and easy to use, but they’re also generally ineffective. In fact, they’re not included on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of mosquito repellents. We at Monmouth Health & Life tried a new product, the Rescue DecoShield Lantern. It is said to work by using all-natural essential oils that confuse the bugs’ antennae, thereby repelling them. On a recent balmy night, one lantern kept everyone in a 300-sq.-ft. space comfortable and bite-free. (For larger spaces, you’ll need extra lanterns.) We used it for an all-day event and it worked, and the manufacturer claims it lasts four days. Refills are available after that. During mosquito-free seasons, the lantern runs on batteries and serves as a light. It is sold for about $15 at Towne Hardware in Oakhurst, Sickles Farm Market in Little Silver and Becker True Value in Colts Neck.

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If you’re riding your bicycle and a tire goes flat or your brakes give out, Monmouth County parks can help. The county has installed repair stations at select parks and trails throughout the Monmouth region where you can fix that flat right up. And if you’ve got your smartphone on you while having technical difficulties, just scan the QR code located at the repair station to load videos on how to fix whatever bike problem you’re having. The stations are located at Dorbrook Recreation Area in Colts Neck, Thompson Park in Lincroft, the Manasquan Reservoir and Rocky Point in Hartshorne Woods in Highlands, and there are plans to install more along the popular Henry Hudson Trail.

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In the mood for a little self-care? Holmdel’s Lisa Horan-Sockol and Middletown’s Emily Sobel have just the thing. The twosome has opened Sun Moon Yoga & Healing, a welcoming yoga studio in Long Branch’s trendy West End neighborhood. “We wanted to create a loving environment for the community, a safe place to heal and connect to love,” Sobel tells Monmouth Health & Life. “Our teachers teach from the heart, and you feel uplifted entering into the studio.” And you can expect a little something for everyone in the coming weeks and months. “We will be offering workshops, kirtan, community classes, reiki and donation events,” she adds, “and we’ll have discounts for seniors, veterans, teachers and new students.” • Sun Moon Yoga & Healing, 104 Brighton Ave., Long Branch, 917.701.3298, sunmoonyogahealing.com

The Butchers Block, a new “meatery” in Long Branch, takes the farm-to-table concept to the next level. Not only are the meals organic and super-fresh, but there’s no middleman— meat travels from the farm to this family-run slaughterhouse, so you know you’re getting the best of the best cuts. There are also separate areas within The Butcher’s Block: the Warehouse Espresso Bar, the Block Parlor (which is the main dining space) and the Butcher Shop. • THE BUTCHERS BLOCK, 235 WEST AVE., LONG BRANCH, 732.795.3903

SAY HI TO SOME NEW THAI

Another new family-owned business in our ’hood is Moo Yai Thai, the latest addition to the Sea Bright dining scene. Mama Sang is a home cook and professional chef who opened this restaurant with her family to share the authentic flavors of Thai cooking with the Jersey Shore. Here you’ll find traditional Thai dishes such as papaya salad, mango sticky rice and drunken noodles. • MOO YAI THAI, 1064 OCEAN AVE., SEA BRIGHT, 732.945.6790

UNA BELLISIMO PIZZA

If you haven’t yet tasted the wonder that is Anthony Mangieri’s pizza, you’re missing out. The Jersey native has pioneered his own version of Neopolitan pizza and made it with his own hands (as opposed to a bread machine) at his pizzerias in Point Pleasant, New York City, San Francisco, and then again in New York City. But Mangieri is returning to his Jersey Shore roots. For the first time he will have more than one location of Una Pizza Napoletana, as the Lower East Side one remains open while a new one is set to debut in Atlantic Highlands by late summer or early fall. And this isn’t your typical Jersey slice. Mangieri employs a natural leavening process—the dough takes 24 hours to rise. It then cooks for 90 seconds in a custom-made, wood-fired oven. The menu will also include an expansive list of Italian wines and cocktails. • UNA PIZZA NAPOLETANA, 91A FIRST AVE., ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS

WINNING BIG Dreams do come true—just ask Fair Haven’s Roey Hadar. The 24-year-old recent Columbia

School of Journalism grad, who spent much of his youth playing quiz games and entering spelling and geography bees, fulfilled an ambition in July when he appeared on Jeopardy! The Rumson Country Day School and Ranney School alum became champion during his first game, when he won $23,600. The next day he came in second and won an additional $2,000 consolation prize. Hadar currently lives in Arlington, Va., because of his job as a production associate for PBS’ Washington Week, but we know it was Monmouth County that made him so smart.

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TALK OF THE TOWN

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Colts Neck

THIS ONE TOWN SERVES THE NEEDS OF CITY COMMUTERS, BEACH-GOERS AND FARMERS.

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Resting within close proximity of Manhattan and Philadelphia, Colts Neck has become a breath of fresh air for commuters who enjoy clocking out of the busy city and heading home to quieter quarters. The township combines the spirit of a beach community with the seclusion and spaciousness of the farmlands that sit to the north, making room for some of the Garden State’s largest estates. Graded an A- in Niche.com’s latest “Best Places to Live in New Jersey” report, this community has won over celebrities and growing families alike.

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HOME, SWEET HOME

DINING OUT

OFF TO THE RACES

It’s only fitting that a town named Colts Neck would be known for its equestrians. With many public and private horse farms within the town itself (Bruce Springsteen has owned one on his estate for decades now), horseback riding is a major activity within the community. Is your horse feeling under the weather? Take it to Colts Neck, where there is a selection of equine animal hospitals to nurse your trusty steed back to health. Then head over to one of the biggest horseracing tracks in New Jersey, Monmouth Park, which is a 20-minute drive away. Talk about lots of neigh-bors!

Getting hungry? Head over to Huddy’s Inn for all-American fare like homemade chicken pot pie and a juicy, classic burger and fries. Across the road, there is the Colts Neck Inn Steak and Chop House, where you can treat yourself to cuts like their New York Strip or a local delight from the raw bar. Wash it all down at the Colts Neck StillHouse, where you can join a guided tour of the local distillery and sip on a house drink in their cocktail parlor.

The luscious acres in Colts Neck make it a perfect spot for golfing. Tee off on one of the town’s numerous golf courses, like Colts Neck Golf Club, and enjoy the scenic views of the vast greens. The course has garnered fans like Jersey Shore native and musician Jon Bon Jovi, who will host his annual charity JBJ Soul Kitchen Golf Outing this September at the course for the third year in a row.

TO THE BEACH!

Don’t forget to pack a beach bag and lots of sunscreen when you find yourself in Colts Neck, because you’re just a jump away from the soft sands of the Jersey Shore coastline. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly day on the sand or a lovers’ getaway by the sea, Colts Neck is approximately 25 minutes from some of the most popular beaches in Monmouth County like Long Branch Beach, Ocean Grove Beach and the Asbury Park Boardwalk.

DELICIOUS ORCHARDS

It is 100 percent possible to enjoy a hot apple cider donut on the beach. Just make a quick pit stop at Delicious Orchards, one of Colts Neck’s numerous year-round orchards, before your trip and pick up some farm-fresh goodies that most New Jerseyans can only get in the northern half of the state. If you find yourself in the area in September, be sure to stop by Apple Fest, the orchard’s biggest local event to kick off the start of fall.

FAMOUS FACES

Be on the lookout for some notable neighbors in Colts Neck. South Jersey icon and rock legend Bruce Springsteen and his wife, E Street Band member Patti Scialfa, own a 378-acre estate in town; CBS sportscaster and 2019 Super Bowl co-host Jim Nantz grew up in Colts Neck and was recently awarded a spot on the Colts Neck Sports Foundation’s Wall of Fame; comedian and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart owns Hockhockson Farm, an animal sanctuary, here; and Jacquie Lee (not pictured), runner-up on Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice, is a Colts Neck native.

Photos: Colts Neck Town Hall: Mr. Matté; Bruce Springsteen: Bill Ebbesen; Jim Nantz: Wasted Time R; Jon Stewart: Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton; Monmouth Park: Bob Jagendorf

A HOLE-IN-ONE TOWN

Thinking about buying or selling a home here? The median home value in Colts Neck is $725,200, up 1 percent over the past year, according to Zillow. Houses in Colts Neck range from updated colonials to spacious ranch farmhouses to sprawling, multi-acre estates.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Established as Atlantic Township in 1847, the town was renamed Colts Neck Township when residents voted to rename it in 1962. While the official origin remains unknown, local historians believe Colts Neck received its name from the shape formed by the land near its two major brooks (Yellow and Mine) that resembles a horse’s neck.

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DON’T YELL Moms and dads who regularly read with their toddlers are less likely to yell or parent harshly. And their children are less likely to be disruptive. —Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

The percentage of women who groom their bikini area and end up with cuts, rashes or burns as a result.

IS ED A SIGN OF HEART DISEASE?

A recent study found that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) were more likely to have type 2 diabetes or heart disease. In addition, the men had double the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. It’s suggested that sufferers have their hearts checked. —Circulation

—JAMA Dermatology

PHONES AND GRADES

Need a reason to convince your kids to put down the phone during class? Research found that those students who use their phones for nonacademic purposes during classes and lectures scored 5 percent lower on final exams. —Rutgers University

SIP TEA TO CUT CRAVINGS

Many folks are familiar with the flavors sweet, sour, salty and bitter; however, few are familiar with umami, the savory taste. Recent studies have determined that umami, found in green and black tea, can help decrease food cravings and increase feelings of satiety. It’s the L-theanine in tea that’s responsible for that taste.

BONE-LOSS HELP

Eating a Mediterranean diet has been shown to reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis, so fill up on fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes. —University of East Anglia

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COFFEE CUTOFF TIME Consuming caffeine even six hours before retiring to bed can reduce sleep time by one hour, so switch to decaf by 5 p.m.

—Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

—Journal of Clinical Nutrition

SAFE YOGA

Nama-stay out of the ER. Recent research found that yoga injuries nearly doubled over 13 years, so be sure you’re not hyperextending muscles when you strike certain poses. —University of Alabama, Birmingham

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PET CARE

SHELLY LEIBOWITZ, OWNER GREEN LEAF PET RESORT

1602 Route 35, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 732.272.0800 23 Burnt Tavern Rd., Millstone Township, NJ 08510 609.259.1500 greenleafpetresort.com SHELLY LEIBOWITZ HAS THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD as the owner of Green Leaf

Pet Resort. For more than 40 years, Shelly has successfully trained thousands of dogs for a variety of corporate, celebrity and private clients, but the demand for overnight boarding, doggie daycare, grooming and behavioral training spurred him to open Green Leaf. Dedicated staff tends to boarding canine guests 24/7 while their humans are vacationing, at work or simply to give their pet a day of play and socialization. “Dog owners won’t travel because they can’t trust their dog with just anyone,” says Shelly. “The greatest thing to hear is that someone is finally taking a vacation and leaving their dog with us.” Their guests are treated to amenities such as one-on-one care, swimming, playtime and many other fun activities. Green Leaf offers transportation services too. New treats are on the horizon at Green Leaf.

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IMPLANT DENTISTRY

ANTHONY SALLUSTIO, D.D.S.

1300 Allenhurst Ave., Ocean, NJ 07712 732.531.4046 | drasallustio.com “YOU DESERVE A SPECIALIST,� SAYS DR. SALLUSTIO, when it comes to enhancing

your smile. Known for his excellence in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial prosthetics, Dr. Sallustio merges his unique combination of skills with digital technology to create esthetic, comfortable and functional results. With a focus on implants, crowns, bridges and ceramic veneers, Dr. Sallustio helps patients regain confidence in their smile. Patients appreciate the support by a welltrained, dedicated staff and technicians. Dr. Sallustio also provides life changing treatments including same-day All-on-4 implants and bridges, and prosthetics for oral cancer, trauma and congenital defects. He is a recognized lecturer on topics of implant dentistry at national and international dental platforms. Dr. Sallustio also plans dental implant cases for doctors in the U.S. with his company Digital Dental Planning Consultants, LLC.

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DISTINCTIVE NATURAL STONE JOE IACONO, OWNER | BEDROCK GRANITE

803 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 | 732.741.0010 | bedrockgranite.com BEDROCK GRANITE IS A ONE-STOP SHOP for your most important home design needs. For over 30 years, our family-owned business—now in its third generation—has built long-standing relationships with award-winning designers, dealers and builders, all working together to ensure every detail is considered to create the look you envision. Bedrock Granite sources its natural stone, quartz and porcelain slabs from various wholesalers in the tri-state area. Our expert craftsmen produce elegant, clean and exact results that withstand the test of time. Visit our showroom to browse our wide selection of granite, marble, quartz and other natural stones for your kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, office or outdoor space. Our highly skilled staff will provide exceptional customer service and assist you throughout the entire process, from selecting the perfect stone all the way through installation. As Monmouth County’s most experienced stone specialists, we mastermind the details that turn your dream project into reality.

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INNER WELLNESS & OUTER BEAUTY

THOMAS THEOCHARIDES, M.D. BEGINNINGS AESTHETIC & WELLNESS 279 3rd Ave., Suite 406, Long Branch, NJ 07740 877.9EZ.BEAUTY | beginningsaal.com VAGINAL DRYNESS, PAIN WITH INTIMACY, BLADDER CONTROL ISSUES, EVEN DECREASED LIBIDO—Dr. Thomas Theocharides, as a practicing

OB/GYN for over three decades, has helped thousands of women live fuller, more satisfying lives. “It is exciting to offer treatments that address these very issues, without drugs or surgery, to build confidence and improve women’s lives,” reports Dr. T (as his patients refer to him). “And many with zero downtime.” Dr. T. recently changed the name of his cosmetic practice from Beginnings Aesthetic & Laser to Beginnings Aesthetic & Wellness. Through his personal journey, Dr. T came to realize that as much as the practice’s aesthetic services help clients look their best, making healthy choices every day—from whole foods to adequate hydration and exercise—are the keys to living a longer, fuller and more vibrant life. Come and learn how to look and feel your best, inside and out!

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NEW JERSEY SHORE HOMES CATHY ADES | CATHY ADES REAL ESTATE

197 Wall St., Suite 5, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 | 732.413.0040 | cathyades.com IN 2017, REALTOR AND LICENSED BROKER, CATHY ADES, set out to chart her own course by opening the doors of Cathy Ades Real Estate. Partnering with her husband, together they have built an awardwinning agency serving the shore towns of Allenhurst, Deal, West Long Branch, Long Branch, Ocean Township and Interlacken. A lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Cathy has deep-rooted ties to the community and an unyielding passion for her work and to building trusted relationships. Cathy has been referred to by clients as friend, partner and, her personal favorite, therapist. Her innate ability to meet a client, listen to their needs and pinpoint what they’re looking for, results in getting to the closing table every time. While the agency specializes in the luxury home market, clients looking for a small property or rental unit experience the same dedication and personal service in their search for a place to call home. With Cathy’s determination, the sky’s the limit!

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CATERING CRAFTED WITH LOVE LAUREN VAN LIEW, OWNER CHEF COVAS CATERING

12 Fourth Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740 732.673.4070 | chefcovascatering.com CHEF COVAS CATERING features menus with eclectic, local products presented with a modern, clean flair. Lauren (Covas) Van Liew, the company’s fiercely creative owner and busy Mom, has built a stellar reputation as a full-service gourmet caterer who works with any budget, from casual to elaborate affairs to corporate events. Housed in a building in Long Branch’s redevelopment area, the beautiful commercial kitchen is the company’s heart and soul available for cooking classes, chef’s dinners or private events. Working hand-in-hand with clients, the customizable one-stop shop embraces every last detail—from menu to staff, tabletop rentals and floral designs—ensuring your event is memorable and one-of-a-kind. “The most fulfilling part of my work is growing with families. I’ve partnered with clients on engagement parties, weddings and in celebration of their children.” Lauren’s knack for knocking out a challenge in the kitchen helped her win the title of Chopped Champion on the Food Network’s show, “Chopped.”

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GENERATIONS OF STRAIGHT TEETH

PATRICK T. CUOZZO, D.D.S., P.A. CUOZZO ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS

4 Swimming River Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738 | 732.747.3466 548 Washington Blvd., Sea Girt, NJ 08750 | 732.449.5444 4StraightTeeth.com FOR THREE GENERATIONS, CUOZZO ORTHODONTICS has built a legacy of creating beautiful smiles by providing the best orthodontic care to patients of all ages. Since 1972, when Gary Cuozzo established the practice in Monmouth County, Cuozzo Orthodontics has been dedicated to improving the health of this beloved community. Twenty-five years later, Dr. Patrick Cuozzo joined his father, and together they have worked tirelessly to build a premiere practice offering the most advanced methodology and latest technology available in orthodontics. “We minimize the time in braces by waiting for the right time to start treatment ultimately improving not only the look of your smile, but the health and longevity of your teeth,� says Dr. Pat, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry teaching residents and future orthodontic leaders. Through advanced education, experience and expertise, Cuozzo Orthodontics has patients and their parents smiling at every visit.

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DELICIOUS ORCHARDS

THE McDONALD FAMILY | DELICIOUS ORCHARDS

Route 34 South, Colts Neck, NJ 07722 | 732.462.1989 | deliciousorchardsnj.com THE RECIPE FOR DELICIOUS ORCHARDS’ SUCCESS has stayed the same since the orchard was planted in 1911. D.O., as it’s affectionately called, started with family, and has happily continued operating as an independent, family-owned business. Bill and Linda McDonald, along with their four children, Keri, Chris, Mike and Erin, all have a passion for the business and for what D.O. means to the community. Delicious Orchards was built around Customer Service and Quality products—core values that continue to be their cornerstone. Visit D.O. and you’ll meet staff who have loyally worked there for decades. Come by and taste how they bake generations of goodness into every dish. Peruse the market filled with fruits, vegetables, fine meats, cheeses and so much more. Or, simply linger on the flower-filled outdoor patio and take in the beauty and history of this Colts Neck landmark.

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URGENT & MEDICAL WALK-IN CARE DR. RICHARD MOJARES, OWNER FAMILY FIRST URGENT

1803 Highway 35, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 | 732.531.0100 1851 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753 | 732.255.2001 familyfirst-urgentcare.com FAMILY FIRST URGENT CARE, VOTED #1 URGENT CARE IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, provides quality, convenient and compassionate care to patients of all ages. Established in 1981, the walk-in medical treatment office—the first in Monmouth County—has since grown to two urgent care centers and a robust primary care office serving approximately 40,000 patients every year. The exponential growth has taken place under the guidance of Dr. Richard Mojares (Dr. Rich) who joined his father’s practice in 2002. Dr. Rich attributes the success of the centers to the amazing management and leadership team he has assembled. “Our centers are built on a team culture. It’s what has enabled us to grow while always upholding our standards of exceptional care and setting best practices for other area medical facilities.” Amongst the many community endeavors supported by Family First, Dr. Rich is the school physician for three school districts in Monmouth County. The primary care office is on staff at four major Monmouth County hospitals.

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100 West Front St., Keyport, NJ 07735 | 732.888.7575 | gerbersalon.com WHEN YOU ARE THIS PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO, every ounce of focus and energy goes towards breaking free from the ordinary to achieve the extraordinary. At Gerber Salon—winner of 2016-2019 Monmouth Health & Life Magazine’s “Best Salon”—we’re addicted to beautiful hair color. It’s our calling. We’ve assembled a team of collaborative artists who share the same level of passion and who demand of themselves to be the very best at their craft. What we’ve achieved speaks for itself. Our work is recognized internationally in industry publications, and clients love our atmosphere of relaxed excellence. Our colorists travel around the country as highly sought-after educators sharing our inspiration and philosophy that excellence in hair coloring takes a thoughtful, disciplined approach. Our mission is to create a space in our clients’ lives where they can experience the warmest hospitality and where their individual beauty is enriched and celebrated!

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RECYCLING

DOMINICK MAZZA, JR. & JAMES MAZZA, JR., OWNERS | MAZZA RECYCLING

3230 Shafto Rd., Tinton Falls, NJ 07753 | 732.922.9292 | mazzarecycling.com MAZZA RECYCLING began as a scrap and demolition business. When third generation overseers Dominick and James Mazza acquired the company, they agreed they needed to steer the family-owned business to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century and beyond. While they no longer do demolition work, Mazza Recycling has developed into a fullservice recycling and collection company serving the residential, commercial, and municipal recycling needs of Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties from its 55-acre recycling center. Further recognizing the wave of the future, the cousins are in the process of purchasing a state-of-the-art system that will sort single stream recyclables. This system design—the first on the east coast—will help resolve the issues we face today with China and other international markets regarding decisions to restrict the import of certain recyclables from the United States. Mazza Recycling is proud to play a part in the efforts to ensure a healthier planet for our children.

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TODAY’S BUTCHER SHOP

STEWART GOLDSTEIN, OWNER | MONMOUTH MEATS

112 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 | 732.741.5292 | monmouthmeats.com MONMOUTH MEATS, OWNED BY STEWART GOLDSTEIN, is Jersey shore’s hot spot for prime and choice meats that are undisputedly a cut above the rest. “If my customer is particular, I’m twice as particular in what I sell,” says Stewart, also known as the Mayor of Meatbook, a Facebook group of meat enthusiasts. “It’s simple,” he says. “I sell good stuff.” Repeat customers flock to Stewart for his burger blends, impressive bone-in ribeye Tomahawk Steak, American Wagyu Beef and Japanese Kobe A-5 NY Strip, among other meats which are also featured on the popular lunch menu and catering packages. Stewart says he’s fortunate to have trained with the best butchers in the business, “I learned from the old timers, like my dad, who knew their meat.”

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CUSTOM STONE

JIM WINGARD, OWNER NJ GRAVEL & SAND COMPANY 1661 Hwy 34 South, Wall, NJ 07719 | 732.938.5252 | njgravelsand.com WHAT STARTED OUT IN 1936 AS A SAND AND GRAVEL BUSINESS has now grown over the years

into New Jersey’s premier supplier of decorative stone, topsoil, mulch and a complete line of landscape supplies. “Our custom stone cutting operation on premises allows us to create that special hearth, mantel or countertop of your dreams,” says Jim Wingard, owner of NJ Gravel & Sand. “And we have a large selection of flagstone, veneer stone, wall stone and boulders.” NJ Gravel & Sand is also an authorized dealer of Unilock and Nicolock Pavers. To see the true beauty of our products and what NJ Gravel & Sand can do to enhance your home or business, visit our state-of-the-art displays of everything from limestone, bluestone, marble, granite, sandstone, quartzite, slate, travertine, crushed seashells, and more.

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NEW POOL CONSTRUCTION SOTIRIS & THEODORA SERGIOU NICHOLAS POOLS

1820 Lakewood Rd. Rt. 9 Toms River, NJ 08755 732.505.0404 | nicholaspools.com “POOLS HELP GATHER FAMILY AND FRIENDS to celebrate special occasions

because it’s the heart of the backyard,” says Sotiris Sergiou of Nicholas Pools. “It’s important to love your home,” adds Theodora Sergiou. “We build our customer’s dreams so they can create memories,” The husband-and-wife team purchased the business from Theodora’s parents, Nicholas and Flora Christofi, when they retired 15 years ago. Celebrating over 40 years in business, they’ve built over 4,000 swimming pools in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Nicholas Pools has grown into Monmouth County’s largest backyard retailer specializing in vinyl liner in-ground swimming pools, restoration, liner replacements, hot tubs, maintenance and service. The company has received The International Award of Excellence by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals for pool designs and quality of construction. Theodora has won Professional Women in Construction and Top Leading Woman Entrepreneur awards. Nicholas Pools designs the perfect tropical paradise for your backyard.

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EVENT ENTERTAINMENT JASON JANI, OWNER SCE EVENT GROUP

804 Broadway, Suite 200 West Long Branch, NJ 07764 888.278.0900 | sceeventgroup.com JASON JANI ROCKS THE PARTY EVERY TIME!

Jani, SCE Event Group’s owner, always had a knack for mixing music. But what started as a side hobby, has grown into a boutique influenced event company that has given rise to his icon status in the world of special events and entertainment. Jani and his passionate, insanely creative team of 50 travel the world to bring their magic to countless weddings, VIP events, retail & fashion extravaganzas, corporate and life occasions inspiring clients to think BIG. If you dream it, Jani makes it happen. As one of the world’s most sought-after profile event DJs, he has gathered a portfolio of notable A-list celebrities and earned the coveted title of official DJ for the Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles performing at their post-game party with the hottest names in music like Cardi B and Diplo. No one says it better than Jani himself,” I know I’m doing what I was put on this planet to do.”

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WOMEN IN FINANCE

DEBRA FOURNIER, CFP®, CDFA™ SEAVIEW WEALTH MANAGEMENT

2006 Highway 71, Suite 1, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 732.800.8400 | seaviewwealth.com IT’S CLEAR WHY THIS BOUTIQUE WEALTH MANAGEMENT FIRM STANDS OUT. Debra Fournier, a life-long resident of the Jersey

Shore, chose “Seaview” as the name of the company she founded, one of the few women-owned and operated firms in the industry. Financial transitions planning is the specialty here, particularly for women experiencing divorce, death of a spouse or retirement. Throughout her 25-year career, Debra continues to draw on her extensive knowledge and experience, offering a holistic, personalized approach to address the changing circumstances of her clients. “In the fast-paced digital world we live in, clients are looking beyond traditional investment management to include all aspects of their financial lives,” says Debra. “They’re seeking a modern experience that is customized and hands-on. With proper planning and guidance, we help our clients make sound financial decisions as they transition into the next chapter of their lives.”

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC.

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FINE JEWELRY AND CUSTOM DESIGNS BRIAN McLEAN, OWNER | SIMONES JEWELRY EST 1990

661 Broad St., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 | 732.389.9041 | simonesjewelry.com SIMONES JEWELRY IS MORE THAN A FINE JEWELRY STORE, IT’S A JEWELRY EXPERIENCE. After a recent move to their new location, Brian McLean and his staff have figured out how to make customers feel at home, staying well beyond their purchases to talk and catch up on life. The long-standing family-owned business centers around loyalty, integrity and service. Whether it’s a new engagement ring or an upgrade to a larger diamond for a big anniversary, Brian and his team will help you choose that special piece. With over 3,000 items to choose from, it’s never difficult. Simones’ custom designs are extraordinary. They will create a one-of-a-kind piece for you, either with their diamonds and gems, or transform your outdated jewelry into a new family heirloom you’ll treasure for years to come. With 29 years of experience, Simones is the place for restoration or repair of your precious jewelry and overhaul and reconditioning of your watches.

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INGOODHEALTH MEDICINE

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PAT I E N T CAR E AT M O N M O U T H M E D I C A L C E N T E R

TO THE NINES MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER EARNS TOP SAFETY HONORS FOR THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

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MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER (MMC) has been granted a top honor as the only hospital in the region to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score for nine years in a row. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, which independent national nonprofit The Leapfrog Group gives out twice a year, is the only rating system for hospital safety and is based on a facility’s ability to prevent medical errors, infections and other harm. Letter grades from A to F are

given to hospitals each fall and spring to help people choose the safest hospital for their inpatient and outpatient care. “This tremendous achievement is a testament to the dedication of our highly skilled physicians, nurses and care teams and their commitment to providing the highest quality patient-centered care in the safest environment,” says Eric Carney, president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center. Monmouth Medical Center is also one

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of only eight hospitals in New Jersey and the only facility in the region to meet Leapfrog’s standards on maternity safety, including as it pertains to cesarean section, episiotomy and early elective delivery rates. According to The Leapfrog Group’s report, only 20 percent of hospitals nationwide achieve that standard. MMC is the largest birthing hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties, delivering about 6,000 babies annually. Also, MMC is part of the system-wide Obstetric Collaborative Group formed within RWJBarnabas Health to better the quality and safety of care delivered to women in New Jersey. “We are proud to be leaders in that initiative,” says Robert Graebe, M.D., chairman and program director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Monmouth Medical Center has built one of the safest obstetrical and gynecologic services in New Jersey, and continues to expand and upgrade its facility to match its commitment to quality care and patient safety.” Lastly, MMC is also one of only 53 hospitals nationwide to receive one of The Leapfrog Group’s most competitive titles, being named as a Top Teaching Hospital for the second consecutive year.

Monmouth Medical Center recently completed an ambitious renovation and expansion of its Labor and Delivery Unit, including patient rooms and nursing station.

“Monmouth Medical Center has a long history as a teaching hospital, and our respected reputation as a universitylevel medical center attracts the top physicians to our teaching faculty,” Carney says. “Our resident physicians and medical students are an integral part of this collaborative approach to achieving superior safety and quality.”

Monmouth is the campus for thirdand fourth-year medical students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and trains residents and fellows in Dental Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Radiology and General Surgery.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LEAPFROG GROUP AND THE SPRING 2019 SCORES, VISIT HOSPITALSAFETYSCORE.ORG.

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IN GOOD HEALTH

HOMETOWN HERO LONGTIME MMC BOARD MEMBER AND DECORATED WWII OFFICER IS MEMORIALIZED WITH BRONZE BUST. THE NEXT TIME YOU WALK THROUGH Monmouth Medical Center’s (MMC) Administrative Hallway, you’ll notice a welcoming new addition—a bronze bust memorializing Wall Township’s Maj. Gen. Harry Rockafeller. On May 29, the hospital held a dedication ceremony to unveil the bust of the late Gen. Rockafeller, a longtime MMC board member and decorated World War II hero. The bust is a replica of the 9-foot-tall bronze memorial statue at Wall Township Police Headquarters that portrays Rockafeller in December 1944 in the Battle of the Bulge, where he served as a major in the U.S. Army. The statue, which was unveiled at the police department on Veterans Day 2018,

faces northeast toward the American military cemeteries in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. It also features shell casings from Chaumont, Belgium and sand from Utah Beach, Normandy. In the statue’s left hand is a note “Rocky” received from his friend and Rutgers University classmate Maj. George A. Renoux, who was killed in action in 1945. Rockafeller devoted nearly 40 years of service to the U.S. Army and was a two-time recipient of the Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. He served in the famed 4th Armored Division and was awarded the Silver Star three times. He also received the Bronze Star with Valor, the Purple Heart and several other citations during

WWII. He retired from the Army in 1974 as a major general. “We are tremendously honored to house this special monument at MMC, where it will provide a lasting memory of his service to our country and our hospital,” says MMC president and chief executive officer Eric Carney. Rockafeller lived in Wall Township for more than 70 years, during which time he was very involved with Monmouth Medical Center. He formed a special bond with the members of the Wall Township Police Department, Patrolman Michael Malone in particular, in the last few years of his life. Rockafeller passed away at his home at the age of 100 in August 2017.

Pictured during the statue dedication ceremony are, from left, Wall Township Patrolman Michael Malone; Frank Vozos, M.D., FACS, MMCSC executive vice president, RWJBarnabas Health, chief executive Monmouth Medical Center South Campus; Bill Arnold, vice president, Southern Region; and Eric Carney, MMC president and chief executive officer.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAJ. GEN. HARRY ROCKAFELLER, VISIT ROCKAFELLERMEMORIAL.COM. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH A FRIEND OR TO RECOMMEND IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

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Louis Zinterhofer, M.D. (pictured with his wife, Susan), recently retired from his position as Monmouth Medical Center’s chairman of pathology. He was honored at the Power of Pink luncheon in July.

STILL ON CALL DR. LOUIS ZINTERHOFER—POWER OF PINK HONOREE AND RETIRED CHAIR OF PATHOLOGY—CONTINUES HIS MEDICAL MISSION AT MMC. LOUIS ZINTERHOFER, M.D., ISN’T READY TO CALL IT A CAREER just yet. Though the 76-year-old Rumson resident retired from his position as Monmouth Medical Center’s (MMC) chairman of pathology—a post he had held for the past three decades—he still maintains a significant role at the hospital’s Long Branch facility and in the medical community. And there’s no sign of him slowing down. MMC recognized Dr. Zinterhofer for his 45 total years at the hospital and his ongoing commitment to health care, honoring him at The Leon Hess Cancer Center Council’s 24th annual Power of Pink luncheon. The event, held in July, raised money and awareness for the cancer center’s support programs and state-of-the-art technology, in particular equipment to perform deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH). This technique, designed for specific radiation patients, prevents radiation-induced abnormalities of blood flow to the heart. Dr. Zinterhofer, who ended his 30-year chairmanship in January, continues to work at MMC, practicing and teaching residents there and helping with administrative transitions. In the past, he has received several awards, including the Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Medical Staff Member and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Board of Trustees. His recognitions and

achievements include service as president of the New Jersey Society of Pathologists and chairman of the New Jersey delegation to the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Dr. Zinterhofer also has served on the laboratory inspection and accreditation council for CAP and inspected numerous labs in the U.S. and Asia. “It’s incredibly intense to be a pathologist because you’re diagnosing cancer and other cases that can be very complex,” explains Susan Zinterhofer, the doctor’s wife. “Dr. Zinterhofer has helped build a great anatomic and clinical laboratory at MMC, one of the finest labs in the state.” In addition to his current responsibilities at MMC, Dr. Zinterhofer is also a recent governor-appointed member of the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. “He has to go to Trenton for that and help set policy for medical issues in the state,” Susan Zinterhofer says. “So he’s still working pretty hard.” “Dr. Zinterhofer also wants to focus on doing some work on energy and environmental issues—that’s become his main interest besides medicine,” she says. “We’ll be traveling a lot and spending as much time as we can with our two children, four grandchildren and friends. He also loves classical music, so he’s hoping to spend more time at concerts in New York.”

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1. Bagelmasters 661 Broad St. Shrewsbury 732.224.0333 bagelmasters.com

2. Hot Bagels 368 Broad St. Red Bank 732.842.1397 bestbagelsnj.com

3. Hole Lot of Bagels 
 1171 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.706.9300

2.Turning Point 496 Prospect Ave. Little Silver 732.224.8718 55 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.577.9050 2157 Rte. 35 Sea Girt 732.974.2400 2132 Rte. 35 Holmdel 732.615.9000 92 Ocean Ave. Long Branch 732.923.1104 theturningpoint.biz

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3. Seed to Sprout 410 Main St. Avon by the Sea 732.744.7333 560A River Rd. Fair Haven 732.268.7533 seedtosproutnj.com

BRUNCH 
 1. Turning Point 496 Prospect Ave. Little Silver 732.224.8718 55 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.577.9050 2157 Rte. 35 Sea Girt 732.974.2400 2132 Rte. 35 Holmdel 732.615.9000

Assorted bagels at Bagelmasters in Shrewsbury

ACAI BOWLS 
 1. Playa Bowls Multiple locations playabowls.com 2. Frutta Bowls Multiple locations fruttabowls.com 3. Juice Beach 701 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park 833.584.2363 juicebeach.com

BAKERY (PASTRY & CAKES) 
 1. Nothing Bundt Cakes 1081 Broad St. Shrewsbury 732.544.2253 nothingbundtcakes.com

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2. Papa Ganache 106 Main St. Matawan 732.217.1750 papaganache.com

2. Jersey Shore BBQ 811 Belmar Plz. Belmar 732.894.9009 jerseyshorebbq.com

3. Sweet! 702 10th Ave. Belmar 732.280.8889 sweetbelmar.com

3. Fireside Grill & Bar 133 S. Main St. Marlboro Township 732.780.7900 firesidegrillandbar.com

BARBECUE 


BREAKFAST

1. Local Smoke 719 Rte. 35 Neptune 732.455.8888

1. Meemom’s 1383 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.856.9499

244 W. Front St. Red Bank 732.741.2333 localsmokebbq.com

1825 Rte. 35 Wall 732.359.8544 meemoms.com

92 Ocean Ave. Long Branch 732.923.1104 theturningpoint.biz 2. Toast 516 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park 732.776.5900 asburypark.toastcitydiner. com 45 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.224.1234 redbank.toastcitydiner.com 3. Seed to Sprout 410 Main St. Avon by the Sea 732.774.7333 560A River Rd. Fair Haven 732.268.7533 seedtosproutnj.com 
 3. Cardinal Provisions 513 Bangs Ave. Asbury Park 732.898.7194 crdnal.com

BURGER 
 1. Barnacle Bill’s 1 First St. Rumson 732.747.8396 barnaclebillsrumson.com 2. Pascal & Sabine 601 Bangs Ave. Asbury Park 732.774.3395 pascalandsabine.com 3. Main Street Bar & Grill 735 Rte. 35 Ocean Township 732.775.7131 mainstreetbarandgrillnj. com

BUTCHER 
 1. Monmouth Meats 112 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.741.5292 monmouthmeats.com 2. Sabatos Prime Meats 113 Leonardville Rd. Belford 732.787.9119 sabatosprimemeats.com 3. Drew’s Market 2407 Rte. 71 Spring Lake 732.974.9497 drewsmarket.com

BYO RESTAURANT
 1. Drew’s Bayshore Bistro 25 Church St. Keyport 732.739.9219 drewsbayshorebistro.com 2. Via45 45 Broad St. Red Bank 732.450.9945 via45.com 3. Ragin’ Cajun 1102 Rte. 35 Belmar 732.280.6828 ragincajunnj.com

CANDY/ CHOCOLATES 
 1. Chocolate Carousel 2510 Belmar Blvd. Wall 732.280.0606 chocolatecarousel.com 2. Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe 1100 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.796.0115 suzisweetshoppe.com 3. Sweet! 702 10th Ave. Belmar 732.280.8889 sweetbelmar.com

BAGELAMSTERS; TOMMY’S TAVERN & TAP

Whether you prefer yours with a schmear of cream cheese, a spread of butter or with the classic New Jersey pork roll, egg and cheese, the kettle-boiled bagels at Bagelmasters in Shrewsbury are a delicious way to start your day. Can’t make it for breakfast? Stop by for lunch and grab a freshly-made wrap or build your own deli sandwich.

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2. Drew’s Market 2407 Rte. 71 Spring Lake 732.974.9683 drewsmarket.com 3. Glenda’s Kitchen 864 Rte. 36 Leonardo 732.284.9536 glendaskitchen.com

CHEESE SHOP 
 1. The Cheese Cave 14 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.842.0796 thecheesecave.co 2. Sickles Market 1 Harrison Ave. Little Silver 732.741.9563 sicklesmarket.com 3. Cheese on Main 53 Main Ave. Ocean Grove 732.775.1530

COFFEE/TEA HOUSE 


1. Rook Multiple locations rookcoffee.com

2. Café Volan 510 Bangs Ave. Asbury Park 732.455.3399 cafevolan.com

2. Sugarush 37 E. Front St. Red Bank 732.414.9044 experiencesugarush.com

3. Water Witch Coffee 67 Waterwitch Ave. Highlands 732.204.2468 waterwitchcoffee.com 


3. Chocolate Carousel 2510 Belmar Blvd. Wall 732.280.0606 chocolatecarousel.com

CRAFT BEER 
 1. Asbury Park Brewery 810 Sewall Ave. Asbury Park 732.455.5571 asburyparkbrewery.com

1. Americana 1160 Rte. 35 Shrewsbury 732.542.1658 americanadiner.net

2. Carton Brewing 6 E. Washington Ave. Atlantic Highlands 732.654.2337 cartonbrewing.com

2. New Monmouth Diner 1887 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.671.1316 newmonmouthdiner.com

3. Beach Haus Brewery 801 Main St. Belmar 732.202.7782 beachhausbeer.com

DINER 


FARMERS MARKET 
 1. Delicious Orchards 320 Rte. 34 Colts Neck 732.462.1989 deliciousorchardsnj.com 2. Galleria W. Front St. and Bridge Ave. Red Bank 732.530.7300 thegalleriaredbank.com

3. Johnny’s Pork Roll 8A Monmouth St. Red Bank 833.328.7675 johnnyporkroll.com

GLUTEN-FREE GOODIES 
 1. Papa Ganache 106 Main St. Matawan 732.217.1750 papaganache.com 2. Good Karma Café 17 E. Front St. Red Bank 732.450.8344 goodkarmacafenj.com

3. JB’s Diner 1320 Rte. 33 Farmingdale 732.256.9474 jbsdiner.com

3. Matt’s Farm Market 1740 Rte. 71 Belmar 732.449.5600 mattsfarmmarket.com

3. Cupcake Magician 54 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.530.5700 cupcakemagician online.com

FOOD TRUCK

DONUTS 


1. Empanada Guy 568 Park Ave. Freehold

GOURMET GROCERY 


CUPCAKES 


3. Purple Glaze Donuts 516 Summerfield Ave. Asbury Park 732.361.5308 purpleglazedonuts.com

1. Cupcake Magician 54 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.530.5700 cupcakemagicianonline.com

1. Duck Donuts 1275 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.671.3825 duckdonuts.com

2. Sweet! 702 10th Ave. Belmar 732.280.8889 sweetbelmar.com

2. Broad Street Dough Company 2005 Rte. 35 Oakhurst 732.531.1401 broadstreetdoughco.com

1100 Ocean Ave. Bradley Beach 888.623.7765 empanadaguy.com 2. The Cinnamon Snail cinnamonsnail.com

1. Delicious Orchards 320 Rte. 34 Colts Neck 732.462.1989 deliciousorchardsnj.com 2. Sickles Market 1 Harrison Ave. Little Silver 732.741.9563 sicklesmarket.com

Meatballs at Tommy’s Tavern & Tap in Freehold and Sea Bright

BAR FOOD With two bustling locations in Monmouth County, Tommy’s Tavern & Tap is the perfect local spot to catch up with your hometown pals over drinks and small plates. Enjoy sharable classics like gooey spinach and artichoke dip, or find a new favorite in their marinara-drenched meatballs or crispy breaded Wisconsin cheese curds. 1. Tommy’s Tavern & Tap 3492 Rte. 9 Freehold 732.543.0055 1030 Ocean Ave. Sea Bright 732.842.5044 tommystavernandtap. com 2. MJ’s 3205 Rte. 66 Neptune 732.918.9700

R E S TA U R A N T S

BAGELAMSTERS; TOMMY’S TAVERN & TAP

1. Chef Covas Catering 12 4th Ave. Long Branch 732.673.4070 chefcovascatering.com

FOOD

CATERER 


1005 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.796.1400 1213 Sycamore Ave. Tinton Falls 732.542.3131 mjsrestaurant.com 3. Tre Pizza 611 Park Ave. Freehold 732.751.4422 trepizzanj.com

845 Rte. 34 Matawan 732.566.6220

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FRENCH RESTAURANT

FOOD

Nestled in the historic electric building in downtown Asbury Park, Pascal & Sabine is the crème de la crème of local French fare. This brasserie, which has been dubbed one of the Shore’s best restaurants by both local and national publications, serves up traditional delicacies like escargot and coq au vin-style chicken, plus desserts like crackling crème brûlée and rich milk chocolate pot de crème. On weekends, stop by for brunch (white peach bellinis, anyone?) or grab a bite from their specialty late-night menu.

French fare at Pascal & Sabine in Asbury Park 3. Livoti’s Old World Market 1077 Rte. 34 Aberdeen 732.566.2500 160 Rte. 9 Marlboro 848.444.9600 1151 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.275.1144 livotisoldworldmarket.com

GREEK RESTAURANT 
 1. Greek Eats 89 Newman Springs Rd. Shrewsbury 732.530.0777 gogreekeats.com 
 2. The Greek Spot 1013 Rte. 35 Ocean Township 732.531.7770 thegreekspotnj.com

HEALTH AND FOOD STORE 
 1. Nature’s Corner 2407 Rte. 71 Spring Lake 732.449.4950 naturescornernatural market.com

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2. Whole Foods 471 Rte. 35 Red Bank 732.758.1688 113 Rte. 9 Manalapan Township 732.792.5900 1933 Rte. 35 Wall 732.359.3400 wholefoodsmarket.com 3. Dean’s Natural Food Market 
 1119 Rte. 35 Ocean Township 732.352.9168 490 Broad St. Shrewsbury 732.201.6779 deansnaturalfoodmarket.com

ICE CREAM 
 1. Hoffman’s Ice Cream 569 Church St. Spring Lake Heights 732.974.2253 78 Oceanport Ave. Little Silver 732.530.3773 444 Ocean Blvd. N. Long Branch 732.229.5500 hoffmansicecream.net

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2. Restaurant Nicholas 160 Rte. 35 Red Bank 732.345.9977 restaurantnicholas.com

2. Cookman Creamery 711 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park 732.361.5215 cookmancreamery.com

2. Taliercio’s Gourmet Deli 500 Rte. 35 Red Bank 732.576.1888 taliercios.com

3. Jersey Freeze 120 Manalapan Ave. Freehold 732.462.3008 jerseyfreeze1952.com

3. Drew’s Market 2407 Rte. 71 Spring Lake 732.974.9399 drewsmarket.com

INDIAN RESTAURANT 


ITALIAN RESTAURANT 


1. Neelam 1178 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.671.8900 neelamindiancuisine.com

1. Anjelica’s 1070 Ocean Ave. Sea Bright 732.842.2800 anjelicas.com

2. Haldi Chowk 1409 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.721.9539 haldichowkusa.com

2. Pazzo MMX 141 W. Front St. Red Bank 732.747.4551 pazzoredbank.com

ITALIAN DELI 
 1. Livoti’s Old World Market 1077 Rte. 34 Aberdeen 732.566.2500 160 Rte. 9 Marlboro 848.444.9600 1151 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.275.1144 livotisoldworldmarket.com

3. Via45 45 Broad St. Red Bank 732.450.9945 via45.com

JUICE BAR 
 1. Nature’s Corner 2407 Rte. 71 Spring Lake 732.449.4950 naturescornernatural market.com

3. The French Market 114 E. River Rd. Rumson 732.530.1692 thefrenchmarketnj.com

2. Seed to Sprout 410 Main St. Avon by the Sea 732.774.7333 560A River Road Fair Haven 732.268.7533 seedtosproutnj.com 3. Freshicas 
 205 W. Front St. Red Bank 732.939.8919 freshicasjuicebar.com

JAPANESE RESTAURANT 
 1. Taka 660 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park 732.775.1020 takaasbury.com 
 2. Ichiban 2101 Rte. 35 Holmdel 732.671.0888 ichibanholmdel.com 3. Sono 1098 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.706.3588 sonosushi.net

PASCAL & SABINE; LANGOSTA LOUNGE

1. Pascal & Sabine 601 Bangs Ave. Asbury Park 732.774.3395 pascalandsabine.com

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2. Rosalita’s 180 Rte. 9 Englishtown 732.617.0099 rosalitasnj.com 3. Aby’s 
 32 Main St. Matawan 732.583.9119 abysmexicanrestaurant.com

3. Twin Pond Farms 1473 Rte. 9 Howell 732.863.9363 twinpondfarm.com

PIZZA 
 OUTDOOR DINING 
 1. Rooney’s 100 Ocean Ave. Long Branch 732.870.1200 rooneysocean.com 2. The Boondocks Fishery 1 Marine Park Red Bank 732.747.7177

1. Vic’s 60 Main St. Bradley Beach 732.774.8225 vicspizza.com 
2. Talula’s 550 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park 732.455.3003 talulaspizza.com 3. Attilio’s 4057 Asbury Ave. Tinton Falls 732.922.6760 attiliospizzanj.com

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT 


3. Keyport Fishery 150 W. Front St. Keyport 732.264.9723 keyportfishery.com

1. Moonstruck 517 Lake Ave. Asbury Park 732.988.0123 moonstrucknj.com 2. Restaurant Nicholas 160 Rte. 35 Red Bank 732.345.9977 restaurantnicholas.com 
 3. Undici 11 W. River Rd. Rumson 732.842.3880 undicirestaurant.com

SEAFOOD/FISH MARKET 
 1. Mr. Shrimp 1608 Rte. 71 Belmar 732.681.7755 mrshrimp.com 
 2. Lusty Lobster 88 Bay Ave. Highlands 732.291.1548 bestlobster.com

STEAKHOUSE 
 1. Texas Roadhouse 5309 Rte. 9 Howell 732.886.7427 2105 Rte. 35 Holmdel 732.671.3749 texasroadhouse.com 2. Danny’s 11 Bridge Ave. Red Bank 732.741.6900 dannyssteakhouse.com 3. Brennan’s 44 W. River Rd. Rumson 732.530.0302 brennansinc.com

TACOS 
 1. 10th Ave. Burrito Company 801 Belmar Plz. Belmar 732.208.1515 tenthaveburrito.com

R E S TA U R A N T S

PASCAL & SABINE; LANGOSTA LOUNGE

1. Juanito’s 159 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.747.9062 juanitosredbank.com

PIES 
 1. Delicious Orchards 320 Rte. 34 Colts Neck 732.462.1989 
 2. Wemrock Orchards 100 Wemrock Rd. Freehold 732.431.2668 wemrockorchard.com

FOOD

MEXICAN RESTAURANT 


2. Barrio Costero 610 Bangs Ave. Asbury Park 732.455.5544 barriocostero.com 3. Pop’s Garage 1000 Ocean Ave. Asbury Park 732.576.2181 popsgaragenj.com

THAI RESTAURANT 
 1. Bamboo Leaf 724 Main St. Bradley Beach 732.744.1661 bambooleafthaieatery.com 2. Siam Garden 2 Bridge Ave. Red Bank 732.224.1233 siamgardenrestaurant.com

Seafood feast at Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park

PRIX FIXE MENU Treat yourself to a three-course meal by the sea with the seasonal prix fixe menu at Langosta Lounge, located on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Their deal, available on Tuesdays in the summer for $25 and Wednesdays in the offseason for $21, includes a choice of appetizer, a freshly-caught North-Atlantic “Jersey” lobster and a locally sourced side like their vine-ripe tomato salad or crisp corn salad. Finish off the deliciousness with a house-baked dessert for a sweet ending to your oceanside feast.

1. Langosta Lounge 1000 Ocean Ave. Asbury Park 732.455.3275 langostalounge.com

2. Restaurant Nicholas 160 Rte. 35 Red Bank 732.345.9977 restaurantnicholas. com

3. JBJ Soul Kitchen 207 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.842.0900 jbjsoulkitchen.org

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WATERFRONT DINING 


3. Bangkok House 26 Rte. 35 Eatontown 732.389.3890 bangkokhousenj.com

1. Salt Creek Grille 4 Bingham Ave. Rumson 732.933.9272 saltcreekgrille.com

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 


2. Inlet Café 3 Cornwall St. Highlands 732.872.9764 inletcafe.com

1. Seed to Sprout 410 Main St. Avon by the Sea 732.744.7333 560A River Rd. Fair Haven 732.268.7533 seedtosproutnj.com

16 E. Main St. Freehold 732.462.1040 jestersweb.net 2. MJ’s 845 Rte. 34 Matawan 732.566.6220

3. Langosta Lounge 1000 Ocean Ave. Asbury Park 732.455.3275 langostalounge.com

2. Good Karma Café 17 E. Front St. Red Bank 732.450.8344 goodkarmacafenj.com 
 3. Kaya’s Kitchen 1000 Main St. Belmar 732.280.1141 kayaskitchenbelmar.com

1. Court Jester 1077A Rte. 34 Aberdeen Township 732.566.6674

WINGS 
 1. Jack’s Goal Line Stand 149 Brighton Ave. Long Branch 732.870.8800 jacksgoallinestand.com

1005 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.796.1400 3205 Rte. 66 Neptune City 732.918.9700 1213 Sycamore Ave. Tinton Falls 732.542.3131 mjsrestaurant.com

BEER SELECTION 
 1. Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten 527 Lake Ave. Asbury Park 732.997.8767 asburybiergarten.com 2. Jughandle Brewing Company 4057 Asbury Ave. Tinton Falls 732.898.2220 jughandlebrewing.com 3. The Downtown 
 10 W. Front St. Red Bank 732.741.2828

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT 
 1. Teak 64 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.747.5775 teakrestaurant.com 2. Pinot’s Palette 100 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.637.8899

Classes at East Coast Dance Company in Sea Bright

12 Broad St. Red Bank 732.219.9222 2100 Rte. 35 Wall Township 848.469.8923 pinotspalette.com 3. Bar Anticipation 703 16th Ave. Lake Como 732.681.7422 bar-a.com

3. Monmouth Gymnastics 600 Campus Dr. Morganville 732.972.8811 monmouthgymnastics.com

HAPPY HOUR 
 1. Teak 64 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.747.5775 teakrestaurant.com 2. Bar Anticipation 703 16th Ave. Lake Como 732.681.7422 bar-a.com 3. Salt Creek Grille 4 Bingham Ave. Rumson 732.933.9272 saltcreekgrille.com

IRISH PUB 
 1. The Dublin House 30 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.747.6699 thedublinhouse.co 2. Kelly’s Tavern 43 Rte. 35 Neptune City 732.775.9517 kellystavernjerseyshore. com 3. St. Stephen’s Green Publick House 2031 Rte. 71 Spring Lake 732.449.2626 ssgpub.com

KIDS’ PARTIES 
 1. Stumpy’s 22 Meridian Rd. Unit 5 Eatontown 732.544.5069 stumpyshh.com 2. YESTERcades 80 Broad St. Red Bank 732.383.7873 yestercades.com

DANCE LESSONS Put some spring in your step with dance lessons at Sea Girt’s East Coast Dance Company, which offers classes for both recreational and competitive dancers of all ages. Jump into a session in one of their three studios for jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop or musical theater or enroll in one of their master classes, taught by experts in various disciplines, to learn how to pirouette like a pro. The company also offers a selection of summer camp programs and birthday party packages for even the littlest of devoted dancers. 1. East Coast Dance Company 2204 Rte. 35 Sea Girt 732.987.9047 eastcoastdancenj. com

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2. Arthur Murray Dance Center 140 Broad St. Red Bank 732.383.6501 arthurmurray redbank.com

3. Fred Astaire Dance Studios 2410 Rte. 35 Manasquan 732.528.0151 fredastaire.com/ manasquan

1201 Sycamore Ave. Tinton Falls 732.542.4188 fredastaire.com/ red-bank

3. iPlay America 110 Schanck Rd. Freehold 732.577.8200

GYMNASTICS SCHOOL 1. Aerials 151 Industrial Way Eatontown 732.389.0404 aerialsgymnasticsnj.com 2. Ace Gymnastics 3601 Sunset Ave. Ocean Township 732.918.2400 acegymnj.com

2. Coco Beans Play Café 70 Apple St. Tinton Falls 732.224.1100 cocobeansplaycafe.com 3. Sweet! 702 10th Ave. Belmar 732.280.8889 sweetbelmar.com

LIVE MUSIC 
 1. The Stone Pony 913 Ocean Ave. Asbury Park 732.502.0600 stoneponyonline.com 
 2. Jamian’s 79 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.747.8050 jamiansfood.com

EAST COAST DANCE COMPANY; WATERMARK

GUYS’ NIGHT OUT

1. Rockin’ Roxanne’s Party Magic Manasquan 732.223.4432 rockinroxanne.com

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Cocktails at Watermark in Asbury Park

SPECIALTY COCKTAILS While Watermark on the Asbury Park boardwalk offers an exceptional selection of wine and beer (not to mention sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean), it’s their specialty cocktails that will make you want to branch out from your usual drink order. Try citrusy concoctions like the “Vespa,” a sip consisting of gin, vodka, elderflower liqueur and orange bitters, or explore your dark side with their “Black Dahlia,” a mix of tequila, blackberry puree, peppercorn syrup and a squeeze of lemon.

NIGHTLIFE

1. Watermark 800 Ocean Ave. Asbury Park 732.455.3447 watermarkap.com 2. Mix Lounge 71 Brighton Ave. Long Branch 732.923.9100 mixloungefoodbar.com

3. EvenTide 1400 Ocean Ave. Sea Bright 732.530.1414 eventidegrille.com

3. Reef & Barrel 153 Sea Girt Ave. Manasquan 732.449.4114 reefandbarrel.com

SPECIALTY COCKTAILS 


PUBLIC GOLF COURSE 


1. Watermark 800 Ocean Ave. Asbury Park 732.455.3447 watermarkap.com

1. Shark River Golf Course 320 Old Corlies Ave. Neptune 732.922.4141 sharkrivergolfcourse.com

2. Mix Lounge 71 Brighton Ave. Long Branch 732.923.9100 mixloungefoodbar.com 3. 10th Ave. Burrito Company 801 Belmar Plz. Belmar 732.280.1515 tenthaveburrito.com

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR 
 1. Murphy’s Tavern 17 Ward Ln. Rumson 732.842.1600 murphystavernrumson.com 2. Maloney’s 119 Main St. Matawan 732.583.4040 maloneyspubnj.com

2. Suneagles Golf Club 2000 Lowther Dr. Eatontown 732.389.4300 suneaglesgolf.com 
 3. Charleston Springs Golf Course
 101 Woodville Rd. Millstone 732.409.7227 charlestonsprings.com

SPORTS BAR 
 1. MJ’s 845 Rte. 34 Matawan 732.566.6220 1005 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.796.1400 3205 Rte. 66 Neptune City 732.918.9700

1213 Sycamore Ave. Tinton Falls 732.542.3131 mjsrestaurant.com 2. Fireside Grill and Bar 133 S. Main St. Marlboro 732.780.7900 firesidegrillandbar.com 3. Bar Anticipation 703 16th Ave. Lake Como 732.681.7422 bar-a.com

ACTIVEWEAR 
 1. Lululemon 3710 Rte. 9 Unit H108 Freehold 732.866.1685 555 Rte. 35 Shrewsbury 732.576-1586 lululemon.com 2. Barefoot Athleisure 1305 Third Ave. Spring Lake 848.469.8447 barefootathleisure.com 
3. Monmouth Beach Yoga & Wellness 
 36 Beach Rd. Monmouth 973.452.2828 mbyogaandwellness.com

BOOKSTORE 
 1. Barnes & Noble Multiple locations barnesandnoble.com 2. BookTowne 171 Main St. Manasquan 732.722.7255 booktowne.com 3. River Road Books 759 River Rd. Fair Haven 732.747.9455 riverroadbooks.net

CAR DEALERSHIP
 1. Contemporary Motor Cars 100 Oceanport Ave. Little Silver 732.842.5353 cmcbenz.com 2. World Jeep 681 Shrewsbury Ave. Shrewsbury 732.918.1380 worldcdjr.com 3. T&T Coast 2205 Rte. 35 Sea Girt 732.722.1621 ttcoastauto.com

CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE 
 1. Moon Child 799 River Rd. Fair Haven 732.842.8930 shopmoonchild.com 2. Cuties 703 Broad St. Shrewsbury 732.268.8979 cutieschildrensboutique.com

CONSIGNMENT/ VINTAGE CLOTHING 
 1. Squan Dry Goods 75 Main St. Manasquan 732.612.3258 2. Greene Street 40 Broad St. Red Bank 732.268.7913 greenestreetstores.com 3. Couture Exchange 703 Broad St. Suite A102 Shrewsbury 732.933.1123 thecoutureexchange.com

HOME BOUTIQUE 
 1. Jeweled Studio 305 Rte. 9 Manalapan Township 732.303.9433 jeweledstudio.com

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SHOPPING

EYEWEAR Looking for a new pair of specs? You don’t need 20/20 vision to find Eye Design in Red Bank, your one-stop-shop for all eyewear needs. Licensed optician and owner Linda Cohen stays abreast of the latest eyewear trends both in terms of style and lens technology and only offers her customers the best-of-the-best. Eye Design also has an in-house optometrist for when you’re due for an exam. 1. Eye Design Red Bank 90 Broad St. Red Bank 732.530.6865 eyedesignnj.com 2. Eyes on First Ave. 89 First Ave. Atlantic Highlands 732.291.3937 eyesonfirstave.com 3. An Eye to the Future 
 935 Rte. 34 Matawan 732.583.9797 aneyetothefuture.com

Trendy glasses at Eye Design Red Bank

3. Red Ginger Home 66 Broad St. Red Bank 732.345.1000 redgingerhome.com

FINE JEWELRY 
 1. Neves Jewelers 557 Broad St. Shrewsbury 732.741.7757 nevesjewelers.com 2. Leonardo Jewelers 35 E. Front St. Red Bank 732.747.7880 leonardojewelers.com 3. Bentley Diamond 1860 Rte. 35 Wall Township 732.282.1111 bentleydiamond.com

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FLORIST 
 1. Sickles 1 Harrison Ave. Little Silver 732.741.9563 sicklesmarket.com 2. Blooming Lotus Floral Design 347 Maple Pl. Keyport 732.687.6426 bloominglotusfloraldesignnj. com 3. Boxwood Gardens 807 River Rd. Fair Haven 732.747.5990 boxwoodgardenflorist.net

GIFT SHOP 
 1. Jeweled Studio Boutique 305 Rte. 9 Manalapan Township 732.303.9433 jeweledstudio.com 2. Avanti Day Resort 345 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com

3. Cabana 19 18 White St. Red Bank 732.842.2138 cabana19redbank.com

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER 
 1. Barlow’s 1014 Sea Girt Ave. Sea Girt 732.449.9189 barlowflowerfarm.com 2. Sickles 1 Harrison Ave. Little Silver 732.741.9563 sicklesmarket.com 3. Brock’s 375 Rte. 34 Colts Neck 732.462.0900 brockfarms.com

PET BOUTIQUE 
 1. The Dog Spaw 333 Silverside Ave. Little Silver 732.747.9744

594 Park Ave. Freehold 732.570.3255 thedog-spaw.com 2. Woofgang Bakery and Grooming 1121 Rte. 34 Aberdeen 732.441.9663 woofgangaberdeen.com 3. Pet’s General Store 523 Prospect Ave. Little Silver 732.345.1200 frommfamily.com

SURF SHOP 
 1. Lucky Dog Surf Co. 1096 Ocean Ave. Sea Bright 732.844.9283 luckydogsurf.com 2. Bare Wires 1307 3rd Ave. Spring Lake 732.359.7780 barewiresurfshop.com

WINE AND SPIRITS 
 1. The Wine Cellar 23 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732.219.9935 winecellaratredbank.com 2. Wine Academy 167 Rte. 9 Morganville 732.414.6446 wineacademysuperstores. com 3. Court Liquors Long Branch 
 146 West End Ct. Long Branch 732.870.9859 courtliquors.com

WOMEN’S FASHION 
 1. Avanti Day Resort 345 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com 2. Garmany 121 Broad St. Red Bank 732.576.8500 garmany.com

EYE DESIGN RED BANK; GARMANY

2. Avanti Day Resort 345 Rte. 9 Manalapan Township 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com

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3. Elan Hair Studio 2150 Rte. 35 Sea Girt 732.449.9122 elanhairstudionj.com

AIRBRUSH TAN 
 1. Bronze Couture 980 Shrewsbury Ave. Suite 7A Tinton Falls 732.542.0012 bronzecouture.com

2. Avanti Day Resort 345 Rte. 9 Manalapan Township 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com 3. Chips Salon 21 W. Main St. Freehold 732.431.9070 chipssalon.com

BARBER 
 1. Old World Shaving Parlor 12 W. Front St. Red Bank 732.345.9700 oldworldshavingparlor.com

BODY WAXING 
 1. AQUASPA 167 Rte. 9 Marlboro Township 732.422.5005 aquaspasalon.com 2. Avanti Day Resort 345 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com 2. European Wax Center Multiple locations waxcenter.com

CHIROPRACTOR 
 1. Dr. Chris Storti 410 Pine St. Red Bank 732.778.2998

2. Soul Focus Wellness Center 7 Meridian Rd. Englishtown 732.935.1000 soulfocus.com

3. Kur Wellness Studios 412 Bond St. Asbury Park 732.361.8956 kurstudios.com

3. Advanced PMR 1719 Main Street Lake Como

DETOX/JUICE CLEANSE 


46 Newman Springs Rd. Red Bank 348 Rte. 9 Manalapan 280 Rte. 9 Morganville 732.455.9648 advancedpmr.com

DAY SPA 
 1. AQUASPA 167 Rte. 9 Marlboro Township 732.422.5005 aquaspasalon.com 
 2. Avanti Day Resort 345 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com

1. Seed to Sprout 410 Main St. Avon by the Sea 732.774.7333 560A River Rd. Fair Haven 732.268.7533 seedtosproutnj.com 2. Juice Beach 701 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park 732.539.9686 juicebeach.com 3. Freshicas 205 W. Front St. Red Bank 732.939.8919 freshicasjuicebar.com

EYEBROW SHAPING 
 1. AQUASPA 167 Rte. 9 Marlboro Township 732.422.5005 aquaspasalon.com

2. Avanti Day Resort 345 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com 3. Arch Brow Bar 782 Broad St. Shrewsbury 732.933.0400 archbrowbar.com


BEAUT Y

2. Mike’s Barber & Styling Shop 669 Newman Springs Rd. Lincroft 732.747.3868

H E A LT H

3. The Haute Maven 18 Broad St. Red Bank 732.945.2022 thehautemaven.com

FACIAL 
 1. AQUASPA 167 Rte. 9 Marlboro Township 732.422.5005 aquaspasalon.com 2. Avanti Day Resort 345 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com 3. Kur Wellness Studios 412 Bond St. Asbury Park 732.361.8956 kurstudios.com

FITNESS STUDIO 
 1. Aspire Fitness NJ 273 Rte. 34 Colts Neck 732.303.1416 aspirefitnessnj.com

MEN’S FASHION A cut above your average retail store, Garmany in Red Bank offers the finest in menswear from brands like Eton, Brunello Cucinelli and Isaia. Peruse the expansive space stocked with designer clothing, shoes and accessories, or visit the custom suite to get a suit fitted and sized to perfection. Either way, make sure to stop by the in-house bar for a cappuccino or cocktail first.

1. Garmany 121 Broad St. Red Bank 732.576.8500 garmany.com

2. Michael Duru Clothiers 801 Broad St. Shrewsbury 732.741.1999 michaelduru.com

3. Village Tweed 1213 3rd Ave. Spring Lake 732.449.2723 villagetweedinc. com

Fine fashion at Garmany in Red Bank

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2. Carbone Fitness 246 Industrial Way Eatontown 732.807.5771 carbonetrainingsystems.com 3. Underground Gym 46 Newman Springs Rd. Red Bank 732.345.8087 undergroundgym.com

HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER 1. Monmouth Beach Yoga & Wellness 36 Beach Rd. Monmouth Beach 973.452.2828 mbyogaandwellness.com 2. Tula Yoga 1212 Rte. 34 Aberdeen 44 Ocean Blvd. Long Branch 732.970.7500 yogateachertrainingnj.com 3. Infinity Health & Wellness 222 South St. Freehold 732.409.6777 infinityhealthnwellness.com

MAKEUP APPLICATION 
 1. Avanti Day Resort 345 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com 2. Chips Salon 21 W. Main St. 2nd Floor Freehold Township 732.431.9070 chipssalon.com 3. Elan Hair Studio 2150 Rte. 35 Sea Girt 732.449.9122 elanhairstudionj.com

PHARMACY 
 1. Little Silver Family Pharmacy 10 Church St. Little Silver 732.741.1121 littlesilverfamily pharmacy.com 2. Main Pharmacy at Spring Lake 1206 Third Ave. Spring Lake 732.449.6157 mainpharmacysl.com

3. Rumson Pharmacy 22 W. River Rd. Rumson 732.842.1234 stores.healthmart.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY


SALON 
 1. Gerber Salon 100 W. Front St. Keyport 732.888.7575 gerbersalon.com

1. Kessler Rehabilitation Center Multiple locations www.kessler-rehab.com

2. AQUASPA 167 Rte. 9 Marlboro 732.422.5005 aquaspasalon.com

2. SOAR Physical Therapy and Acupuncture 2123 Rte. 35 Sea Girt 732.449.2001 soarpt.com

3. Avanti Day Resort 34 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com

3. Advanced PMR 
 1719 Main St. Lake Como

SPINNING/INDOOR CYCLING 


46 Newman Springs Rd. Red Bank 348 Rte. 9 Manalapan 280 Rte. 9 Morganville 732.455.9648 advancedpmr.com

1. Tandem Cycle 233 E. Main St. #8 Manasquan 732.223.3206 200 Cookman Ave. Asbury Park 732.455.8191 tandem-cycle.com

2. Clementine Cycling Studio 813 River Rd. Fair Haven 732.784.7735 clementinecycling.com 3. The Megacycle 89 Newman Springs Rd. Shrewsbury 732.933.3880 themegacycle.com

URGENT CARE 
 1. Family First Urgent Care 1910 Rte. 35 Oakhurst 732.531.0100 familyfirst-urgentcare.com 2. Immediate Care 1376 Rte. 36 Hazlet 732.264.5500 immcare.com 3. Coastal Urgent Care 1825 Rte. 35 Wall Township 732.280.2600 coastalurgent.care

R&R at AQUASPA in Marlboro

You’ll leave your tensions at the door when you visit AQUASPA in Marlboro. Book yourself one of their numerous massage packages that specialize in everything from muscle recovery for athletes to prenatal lower back relief for moms-to-be. Opt for their most popular treatment, a warm stone massage complete with heated basalt stones, or try an aromatherapy massage featuring floral essential oils. Hey, you’ve earned it!

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1. AQUASPA 167 Rte. 9 Marlboro 732.422.5005 aquaspasalon.com

2. Avanti Day Resort 34 Rte. 9 Manalapan 732.780.0222 avantidayresort.com

3. Kinetric Wellness 501 Grand Ave. Asbury Park 732.810.3798 kinetricwellness.com

AQUASPA; GETTY

MASSAGE

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2. Purr’n Pooch 86 Gilbert St. Tinton Falls 732.842.4949

PERSONAL SERVICES

AQUASPA; GETTY

HOME

1602 Rte. 35 Oakhurst 732.272.0800 greenleafpetresort.com

2424 Rte. 35 Manasquan 732.528.8100 purrnpooch.com

DOG TRAINING

3. K9 Resorts 889 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.671.0948 k9resorts.com

Finding a school for Fido doesn’t have to be ruff. Green Leaf Pet Resort with locations in both Millstone and Oakhurst offers numerous training programs for your fun-loving pup or full-grown pooch. With tailored options for day school, boarding and puppy training, Green Leaf’s “control through kindness” philosophy will teach your good boy through positive reinforcement. The resort also boasts an agility center, an indoor/outdoor play area and a two-story saltwater pool for swimming lessons.

DOG GROOMER 
 1. Green Leaf Pet Resort 23 Burnt Tavern Rd. Millstone 609.259.1500 1602 Rte. 35 Oakhurst 732.272.0800 greenleafpetresort.com 2. Purr’n Pooch 86 Gilbert St. Tinton Falls 732.842.4949

1. Green Leaf Pet Resort 23 Burnt Tavern Rd. Millstone 609.259.1500

2424 Rte. 35 Manasquan 732.528.8100 purrnpooch.com

1602 Rte. 35 Oakhurst 732.272.0800 greenleafpetresort.com

3. The Dog Spaw 333 Silverside Ave. Little Silver 732.747.9744

2. Pawsome Walks and University 732.685.9565 pawsomewalksnj.com

594 Park Ave. Freehold 732.570.3255 thedog-spaw.com

3. Jersey Shore Dogs 848.208.2641 jerseyshoredogtraining.com

DRY CLEANER 
 1. White Dove Cleaners 45 Gilbert St. Tinton Falls 732.530.0577 whitedovecleanersnj.com 80 Water St. Red Bank 732.224.1137 whitedovecleanersnj.com Pooch training at Green Leaf Pet Resort in Millstone.

YOGA STUDIO 
 1. Tula Yoga 1212 Rte. 34 Aberdeen Township 44 Ocean Blvd. Long Branch 732.970.7500 yogateachertrainingnj.com

2. Hot and Soul Yoga 565 Rte. 35 #4 Middletown 732.856.0870 hotandsoulyoga.com 3. Monmouth Beach Yoga & Wellness 
 36 Beach Rd. Monmouth Beach 973.452.2828 mbyogaandwellness.com

BIKE REPAIR 
 1. Brielle Cyclery 205 Union Ave. Brielle 732.528.9121 briellecyclery.com 2. Belmar Bike Shop 1318 Main St. Belmar 732.681.8228 belmarbikeshop.com

3. Shrewsbury Bicycles 765 Broad St. Shrewsbury 732.741.2799 shrewsburybicycles.com

2. Pat the Tailor 2510 Belmar Blvd. Belmar 732.280.8206 tailorbelmarnj.com 3. Five Star Cleaners 991 Rte. 9 Howell 732.409.0011

DOG DAYCARE 


INTERIOR DESIGN 


1. Green Leaf Pet Resort 23 Burnt Tavern Rd. Millstone 609.259.1500

1. Salt Design Co. 772 W. River Rd. Fair Haven 732.268.7875 saltdesigncompany.com

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Established in August 2018 by Chef Casey Pesce, Tinton Falls’ Apple Street Kitchen incorporates fresh ingredients from its adjacent organic garden throughout its creative breakfast and lunch menu. For breakfast, try the “33 Muffin,” a homemade English muffin packed with local eggs, pork roll, sharp Fontina cheese and savory tomato jam. Or, for lunch, dine on a barbecued black bean burger topped with garden-grown lettuce, tomato and a heaping scoop of sweet heirloom carrot coleslaw.

HOME

PERSONAL SERVICES

Tasty bites at Apple Street Kitchen in Tinton Falls

NEW RESTAURANT

1. Apple Street Kitchen 33 Apple St. Tinton Falls 732.747.7646 applestreetkitchen.com 2. Semolina Restaurant 13 White St. Red Bank 732.945.6816 semolinarestaurant.com 2. OAK Ocean Avenue Kitchen 1132 Ocean Ave. Sea Bright 732.747.5200 oakseabright.com 3. On Third Café 1300 3rd Ave. Spring Lake 732.449.4233 onthirdcafe.com

3. Red Ginger Home 66 Broad St. Red Bank 732.345.1000 redgingerhome.com

PET BOARDING 
 1. Green Leaf Pet Resort 23 Burnt Tavern Rd. Millstone 609.259.1500 1602 Rte. 35 Oakhurst 732.272.0800 greenleafpetresort.com

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2. Purr’n Pooch 86 Gilbert St. Tinton Falls 732.842.4949 2424 Rte. 35 Manasquan 732.528.8100 purrnpooch.com 3. K9 Resorts 889 Rte. 35 Middletown 732.671.0948 k9resorts.com

VETERINARY CENTER 
 1. Red Bank Veterinary Hospital 197 Hance Ave. Tinton Falls 732.747.3636 rbvh.net

2. Atlantic Veterinary Hospital 2405 Rte. 71 Spring Lake 732.444.3686 atlanticvh.com

2. East Coast Dance Company 2204 Rte. 35 Sea Girt 732.987.9047 eastcoastdancenj.com

2. The Whitechapel Projects 15 Second Ave. Long Branch 732.963.9218 whitechapelprojects.com

3. Garden State Veterinary Specialists 1 Pine St. Tinton Falls 732.922.0011 gsvs.org

3. Infinite AV Solutions 147 Broad St. Red Bank 732.924.5900 infiniteavsolutions.com

3. The Salty Whale and Guesthouse 390 E. Main St. Manasquan 732.592.3344 thesaltywhale.com

NEW BAR BEST-KEPT SECRET 1. Tanliners Club & Spa 37 Rte. 35 Eatontown 732.440.4253 tanlinersclub.com

1. Colts Neck Stillhouse 304 Rte. 34 Colts Neck 732.526.1130 coltsneckstillhouse.com

APPLE STREET KITCHEN

2. Lawrence Mayer Interior Design 709 Riverview Dr. Brielle 732.223.0900 lawrencemayer.com

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SURE, ENDURING FAME LAY AHEAD FOR THESE SIX MONMOUTH COUNTY STUDENTS OF PAST YEARS. BUT HIGH SCHOOL IS STILL HIGH SCHOOL. By HALEY LONGMAN

When the bell rang, they had to scurry into the classroom just like everyone else. They had no immunity to acne, homework, dating rejection or the gym teacher’s whistle. But one thing was different about the six onetime Monmouth County high school students you’ll read about here. If they ever dreamed “I’ll be famous someday!” they were right. Film director Kevin Smith says he only left high school because they made him go. Others, we suspect, couldn’t wait for graduation and escape. What they seem to agree on today is that being a teen here left an indelible impression. And for Monmouth, their names now bring bragging rights.

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PHOTOS: JACK NICHOLSON: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/GETTY; BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: BRIAN PATTERSON PHOTOS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; WENDY WILLIAMS: SD MACK/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; KEVIN SMITH: GA FULLNER/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; MELISSA RAUCH: KATHY HUTCHINS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; CHARLIE PUTH: JSTONE/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

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PHOTOS: JACK NICHOLSON: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/GETTY; BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: BRIAN PATTERSON PHOTOS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; WENDY WILLIAMS: SD MACK/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; KEVIN SMITH: GA FULLNER/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; MELISSA RAUCH: KATHY HUTCHINS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; CHARLIE PUTH: JSTONE/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

JACK NICHOLSON ACTOR

Manasquan High School, Class of ’54 The Oscar-winning movie star jokes that he earned the “pimple award” while he was a student at MHS, but also won two more desirable superlatives— Class Optimist and Class Pessimist—during his senior year. “Looking back, I realize I was only half right,” the jokester has said.

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Freehold Borough High School, Class of ‘67 “I just read an article in the newspaper that says that New Jersey remains the No. 1 state that people move away from!” the Boss said with a laugh on a 2017 Monmouth University panel. “After all my hard work!” Soon he added: “But I made my living writing about moving away from New Jersey, so maybe that has something to do with it.”

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WENDY WILLIAMS

MEDIA PERSONALITY

Ocean Township High School, Class of ’82 “I know firsthand that educators are the most overworked and underpaid people around,” this shockjock-turned-talk-show-host has said, recalling a New Jersey upbringing that she says taught her “that it was always about family first, and education was right next to that.”

KEVIN SMITH

SCREENWRITER AND MOVIE DIRECTOR

Henry Hudson Regional High School, Class of ’88 One of Red Bank’s most famous faces fondly remembers his experience at the Highlands high school, which helped him figure out what he wanted to do with his life. “I loved it,” Smith told The Two River Times. “I wished I didn’t have to leave— they made me leave.” He recalled: “Being on that [high school] stage made me realize, ‘This is what I want to do—I want to make pretend for a living.’”

MELISSA RAUCH

CHARLIE PUTH

Marlboro High School, Class of ’98

Rumson-Fair Haven High School, Class of ’10

“I am still very much a Jersey girl,” the actress known for playing The Big Bang Theory’s Bernadette revealed in 2014. “I had a very thick New Jersey accent when I first went to study theater, which did not impress my Shakespeare professors. Although I learned to speak without the accent, whenever I’m tired or upset it comes right back.” Rauch also fondly recalls a quirk of everyday life in the Garden State: “I live in LA, where you have to pump your own gas,” she has said. “I do begrudgingly, knowing that in Jersey, we only pump our fists.”

The chart-topping “One Call Away” singer attended the central Jersey school (and Forrestdale Middle School in Rumson) while taking classes at the Manhattan School of Music. “I wasn’t the most popular kid,” Puth told USA Today in 2015 of his Rumson school years. “They knew me as the weirdo who would go around the hallways making noises and beat-boxing, and just making music. I was kind of in my own little world.”

ACTRESS

POP SINGER

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ALL IN THE FAMILY

A NEW JERSEY COUPLE DRAWS UPON THE HUSBAND’S CHILDHOOD HOME—AND A SAVVY HOLMDEL DESIGNER’S TOUCH. By Donna Rolando

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Not cool and gray, but warm and inviting, this kitchen’s color story is just what a Manhattan couple wanted for their new North Jersey home. Some highlights are the geometric backsplash of taupe travertine, an island with comfy cushioned stools, granite counters in shades of beige and a trio of lanterns as decorative as they are functional.

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. When Manhattanites Vincent and Alessandra planned a new-construction home in New Jersey, they chose to imitate the Staten Island home he’d grown up in. That house now belonged to his sister, who’d made several renovations in a “French country” style. “The way everything was designed it was a comfortable feel— and what we wanted for our home,” says Vincent. So the couple did the logical thing: They hired the designer who’d made those renovations, Yelena Gerts, principal designer/owner of House of Style & Design in Holmdel. But like any pro, Gerts wasn’t content with emulating herself. She used the other home merely as a starting point for a new creation unique to the couple and their two young children. While French country is elegant and comfy—a delightful mix of patterns, ruffles and distressed woodwork—Gerts evolved it into “modern country,” with contemporary elements that satisfied the couple’s desire for a bit of an edge. Right from the start, they knew their October 2018 move would be a big transition, requiring a designer’s touch. They were relocating from a modern one-bedroom city apartment to a five-bedroom place in suburbia. Today they couldn’t be more pleased with the way Gerts made their dream a reality (even incorporating some builder’s-selection items in a way that’s not cookie-cutter). Cherished for its 30-foot-high ceilings and airy space, the family room is a natural favorite, although it came with a decorating challenge:

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a towering brick mantel that, according to Gerts, had to be tamed stylistically or it would rule the décor. “We needed to scale it down,” says Gerts, who gave the mantel its match with soft and elegant embroidered window treatments climbing to the ceiling. She completed the magic with picture frames to add scale and dimension, along with a sectional in high-performance material (for the kids), greige walls and a distressed look for floor and finishes. Her clients love beiges and browns, says Gerts, so she really went to town with 20 to 30 different shades of these hues (and cream too). Rugs and pillows are layered for maximum effect, and even the abstract art is neutral. The dining space and kitchen are connected to the family room, so Gerts “treated it all as one space.” The table has that distressed wood typical of French country and is just right for a family that loves to entertain, with an add-on that fits 10 people easily. She cleverly chose chairs with a mesh backing so as not to block the view of adjacent rooms. Yet one of the most outstanding features is right overhead: a distressed chandelier with an antique feel. The family’s love affair with warm colors has free rein in the kitchen with soft cream cabinets, a greige island and granite counters delightfully infused with several shades of beige. The backsplash ties everything together with its taupe pattern in travertine, as does a woven wood window shade and a trio of lanterns for lighting décor. “We wanted to keep it modern and country at the same time,” says Gerts of the bedroom, where grass cloth in a geometric motif delivers a contemporary wow, while the rest of the room is wrapped in grass cloth in soft beige and gray. A velvet

This page: Talk about textures! Modern country charm abounds in the family room, where this wing chair in vintage velvet with antique pewter nailheads is teamed up with a marble-topped table with an aged metal base. Opposite page: Swivel chairs, also in the family room, combine modern geometric design with crushed velvet comfort, while a sunburst mirror made of wood captures the room’s unique style in its reflection.

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custom area rug gives that luxury feel, while the bedding delivers country-inspired patterns. For “getting away from it all,” the master has its own sitting room, which continues this intriguing style story. And for a twist in the master bath, Gerts introduced a drop-in tub, marble-look flooring with border for a custom vibe and gray wallpaper that complements the bedroom motif. Vincent and Alessandra love their new family-friendly design—and the way Gerts took them by the hand stylistically. “Coming from a smaller apartment, it was a big task—it was daunting,” says Vincent, marveling that nevertheless “she brought it all together so well.”

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This page, right: An eclectic mix of abstract art and country flowers graces the top of a gray dresser in the master bedroom. While abstract can sometimes mean intense hues, this color story is more subdued and comforting. Opposite page, top: The master bedroom has a geometric pattern for an accent wall, but the rest of the room is wrapped in grass cloth in soft shades of gray and beige. Opposite page, bottom: The master bath conquers ordinary with a drop-in tub and custom marble-look flooring that harmonize with the bedroom’s style sense.

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WHICH OF THESE EDUCATIONAL DESTINATIONS FITS YOUR FAMILY’S PASSION? By GIANNA BARONE It won’t be long before the classroom beckons. But who says that school has a monopoly on knowledge? Here are a half-dozen travel destinations that can teach you plenty without taking attendance. Whether you’re making the most of late summer or planning a family getaway for fall, these spots— keyed to six areas of interest so you can choose the subject you’d like to “major” in—offer an enriching travel curriculum. Now, just in case there’s a test, pay close attention to the fun!

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FOR ART LOVERS…

Marfa, Texas This west Texas desert town half the size of Shrewsbury has achieved mythical status among art and music scenesters from both coasts. Named for a Russian character in a Jules Verne novel, Marfa has a down-home, relaxed vibe that keeps it from becoming the least bit pretentious. Visual and contemporary art fans will appreciate that Marfa serves as a giant art exhibit. The Judd Foundation, which preserves the work of the late Marfa pioneer, artist and educator Donald Judd, offers custom-guided tours of the artist’s studios and workspaces around town, allowing you to spend time studying select sculptures by Marfa’s biggest names in minimalist art. If you’re traveling in the fall, the Judd Foundation will host “open hours” when visitors can learn about Judd’s (and Marfa’s) role in the minimalism movement of the 1960s and ’70s. While in town, visitors can turn their Wild West inspiration into art at Workshops Marfa, a crafting center that teaches classes on everything from repairing Japanese pottery to accurately painting detailed landscapes of south Texas.

FOR HISTORY BUFFS…

Boston, Massachusetts Stop the presses—Boston is historic! OK, so you knew that, but did you know how handson history can be? Head to the harbor and climb aboard the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum, where you can participate in the “Destruction of the Tea” program, throwing actual tea parcels overboard and learning all about the protests against “taxation without representation.” For more historical fun on the water, hop onto the U.S. Navy’s oldest commissioned ship that’s still afloat, the U.S.S. Constitution, for a historical cruise around the harbor that offers incredible views of landmarks such as the Bunker Hill monument and the Old North Church. After docking, roam around the U.S.S. Constitution Museum to explore exhibits on the War of 1812, the ship’s crew and artifacts from the sailors who inhabited the vessel. For an adults-only itinerary, end your evening with a Boston Crawling pub crawl that includes a guided tour of major American Revolution sites and historical taverns—along with sips from the best of Boston’s local brews.

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FOR SCIENCE GEEKS…

Huntsville, Alabama Prepare for an out-of-this-world vacation when you travel down to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville and enroll the whole family in Space Camp! A dream destination since 1982, the Family Space Camp Program invites your crew to get a firsthand look at a rocket’s journey from design to engineering to blastoff. Learn what it’s like to experience astronaut boot camp with a simulation mission, realistic operations training, rocket construction and an allencompassing history lesson on the nation’s space program. Set off on your three-day mission to Rocket City and learn about the behind-thescenes work it takes to run a real rocket launch and discover what the pros experience in residence at the International Space Station. Space Camp also offers an Aviation Challenge Camp Program for families who are eager to learn about the power and art of aviation, which includes fighter pilot simulations, a lesson in flight survival skills and a historical overview of the advancements in flight. (If you want to sound like a native, go easy on the “ville” here—it’s more like “Hunts’v’l.”)

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San Diego, California Anyone with even a passing interest in wildlife should someday check out the more than 3,000 species at the San Diego Zoo, the most visited zoological reservation in the United States. But for the true zoologists at heart, the San Diego Zoo offers upgraded experience “packages” that take visitors behind the scenes to learn about—and participate in—the care of animals. If you’ve ever wondered what the critters do after the zoo gates close, the “Animals in Action” package allows ticket-holders to feed, touch and learn facts about animals that are not available for general admission viewing. For a truly immersive behindthe-scenes encounter, the five- or eight-hour Exclusive VIP Experience package grants you a personal tour guide at the zoo, complete with special access to off-exhibit areas, a sit-down meal inside the park and personal interactions with creatures big and small.

FOR FOODIES…

Gazelle, California Put away the canoe and sharpen your butcher knife—this isn’t your childhood camp experience. Welcome to Meat Camp, held at Belcampo Farms in Gazelle, a small “census-designated place” in northern California’s Siskiyou County that’s home to a modest population of roughly 70. Covering about half a mile of land, Gazelle’s sparse homesteads and desert landscape provide the perfect backdrop for a retreat in which foodies spend three days learning the secrets of how to butcher, prepare and enjoy fresh meats. It’s a rugged, stripped-down culinary experience like none other. Camp out for three days and two nights in a luxury-style tent in one of the quietest, most surreal locations in the Golden State. Also on offer are upgraded glamping (glamour camping) options on Belcampo’s orchard. The workshop covers info about animal welfareapproved and organic farming, and you can develop knife skills that are sure to impress future dinner guests. Enjoy this long, unplugged weekend away as a couple, with your whole meatloving family or even as an adventurous and gritty spin on a girls’ getaway.

FOR SPORTS FANATICS…

Park City, Utah Grab your skis and parka when you head out west to Park City’s pro-approved slopes for a trip that is sure to improve your shred. The Mahre Training Center at Deer Valley Resort is run by former Team USA Olympic medal-winning skiers (and twin brothers) Phil and Steve Mahre. Here you can sharpen your skills and train alongside other Olympic medalists in an exclusive ski camp. With options for threeor five-day excursions on the slopes, your registration includes daily ski instruction, training by professional skiers and a video analysis with critiques from world-renowned coaches. After your day of expert-level ski practice, kick back in style at one of Deer Valley Resort’s luxury inns and private lodgings. Warm up frozen fingers while at Fireside Dining restaurant or stop by Snowshoe Tommy’s, Deer Valley’s cozy coffee-brewing cabin.

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LUNCHES FOR LITTLE ONES HIDDEN VEGGIES IN THESE COMFORT-FOOD CLASSICS MEANS THESE YUMMY MEALS ARE BOTH PARENT- AND KID-APPROVED.

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CHEESY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS Yields: 4 servings INGREDIENTS

n1  4 oz. onions, finely diced n 10½ oz. red peppers, cored, deseeded and finely diced n 14 oz. can chopped tomatoes n 9 fl. oz. water n 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled n 1 Tbs. smoked paprika n 1 tsp. oregano n 2 garlic cloves, minced n 1 tsp. corn flour, mixed with a little water to form a paste n 10½ oz. ready-cooked roast chicken pieces (like a rotisserie chicken) n 14 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained n 8 soft corn tortillas n 3 ½ oz. mature cheddar cheese, coarsely grated

DIRECTIONS Place the onions, red peppers, tomatoes, measured water, stock cube, paprika and oregano in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Stir the garlic and corn flour paste into the sauce until completely combined, then cook for another minute or two until thickened. Transfer half of the mixture to a bowl and set aside. Stir the chicken and beans into the remaining sauce in the pan. Spoon a few tablespoons of the chicken mixture into each tortilla, then roll them up and place seam-side down in a large baking dish (about 12x8 inches and 2¾ inches deep). Top with the reserved sauce and scatter over the cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until the chicken and beans are heated through and the cheese is melted.

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MAC AND CHEESE Yields: 4 servings INGREDIENTS

n1  Tbs. extra virgin olive oil n 10½ oz. red pepper, cored, deseeded and finely diced n 10½ oz. sweet potato, finely diced (no need to peel) n 10½ oz. onions, finely diced n 10½ oz. dried macaroni n 2 Tbs. sherry n 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled n 14 fl. oz. milk n ½ tsp. dried garlic granules n 2 ¾ oz. mature cheddar cheese, grated n 3 Tbs. corn flour, mixed with a little water to form a thin paste n 4 spring onions, finely sliced n 2 Tbs. panko breadcrumbs n 2 Tbs. smoked lardons or diced bacon n s alt and pepper

DIRECTIONS Heat the olive oil in a large, shallow saucepan over low heat, add the peppers, sweet potato and onions and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until completely softened and golden brown. Meanwhile, cook the macaroni in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes less than the packet instructions, then drain the pasta. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Add the sherry, stock cube, milk and garlic granules to the softened vegetables and give it a good stir to deglaze the pan. Cook for another minute or two, then take off the heat and blitz together using a stick blender until you have a smooth sauce. Stir in the cheese, drained macaroni and corn flour paste and season well, then pour the mixture into a large baking dish (about 12x18 inches and 4 inches deep) or four smaller individual ones. Scatter over the spring onions, breadcrumbs and lardons or diced bacon, then bake for 20 minutes until golden and bubbling. Leave to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SANDWICH Yields: 2 servings INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SANDWICHES: n 2 demi baguettes n 1 tsp. olive oil, plus extra for drizzling n 7 oz. sliced onions n 7 oz. green pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced n 6 ¼ oz. minute steak, finely sliced n b utter, for spreading n 4 mature cheddar cheese square slices, cut in half n p epper to taste FOR THE MUSHROOM PEPPERCORN SPREAD: n 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil n 5 ¾ oz. fresh shiitake mushrooms, finely diced n 1 tsp. white wine vinegar n 1 tsp. coarsely ground black peppercorns n 2 Tbs. Greek yogurt

DIRECTIONS First, make the mushroom peppercorn spread. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat, add the mushrooms and fry for 5 minutes until softened, then tip in the vinegar and continue to cook until the liquid has just evaporated. Combine the cooked mushrooms with the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Slice the baguettes in half horizontally, without cutting them all the way through. Open them out, then cook under a preheated grill for a few minutes until toasted. Set aside. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onions and green pepper and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. Place the steak in a bowl, add a light drizzle of olive oil and a generous sprinkling of pepper and toss together. Clear a space in the center of the pan and add the beef. Fry for 1 minute, or to your liking, then remove from heat. Spread the mushroom mixture over the base of each baguette, then butter the top halves. Place two half-slices of cheese on top of the mushroom spread, then divide the steak and vegetable mixture between the sandwiches. Top with the remaining cheese and close the sandwiches. Wrap each sandwich in kitchen foil, then place under a preheated grill for 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

All recipes and photos are reprinted with permission from 10-a-Day The Easy Way: Fuss-free Recipes & Simple Science to Transform Your Health by James Wong. Photos by Jason Ingram © Hachette Book Group.

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POWER FOOD

The Almighty Blueberry THESE BERRIES MAY BE SMALL, BUT THEY’RE LOADED WITH NUTRIENTS. YOU’VE UNDENIABLY HEARD ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF blueberries. They’re so healthy, in fact, they have the most antioxidants of any fruit or vegetable. Convenience is an appealing factor for these little guys too, as you can just pop them in your mouth without having to slice them or remove a stem. And since they’re about 85 percent water, they’re low in calories, carbs and fat, making them a smart choice for those watching their weight—or for those looking to fight cancer, boost brain health, support digestion or all of the above (and who isn’t?). But we bet you didn’t know the blueberry is the official state fruit of New Jersey—all the more reason to load up on this super food. POWER UP Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which protect against cell damage and may reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. They’re also rich in soluble fiber—a type of fiber that absorbs water—helping to reduce cholesterol levels and keeping blood sugar stable, so they’re an excellent choice for people with diabetes. These berries also help you feel full longer, promoting a healthy weight. Blueberries are a great source of vitamin C, which helps to ward off and fight infection; manganese, a mineral that may help control blood sugar and maintain bone; and potassium, a mineral that may reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke. Studies have even linked blueberries with better memory. Lastly, a one-cup serving packs just 80 calories and 0.2 grams of fat.

14 days, either in a plastic container or covered bowl. Wait to rinse until just before use; the bloom keeps them fresher longer. Delicious on their own, blueberries can be added to sweet or savory dishes and pair especially well with lemon, banana, almond, mint and coconut. Add some to your breakfast smoothie or oatmeal; pack them with yogurt and granola for a snack; toss with cucumber and feta or spinach and pecans for a refreshing lunch; or make a blueberry relish or barbecue sauce to pour over pork for dinner. Blueberries are a tasty addition to salads, sandwiches and flatbreads, as well as sweet treats like muffins, crumbles and pies. DID YOU KNOW? You can purchase fresh blueberries year-round. North American blueberries are harvested between April and October, while South American berries are available from November through March. Blueberries are also available frozen. As long as you choose unsweetened berries, they can be just as nutritious as fresh ones. —Deborah Olsen

BUY/STORE/SERVE Choose berries that are firm, plump and dark blue or purple with a “bloom,” a dusty or silvery coating. (This helps keep insects away and is a sign of freshness.) Reddish berries haven’t ripened and tend to taste sour. Look for berries that are uniform in size and free of stems and leaves. Blueberries can be kept in the refrigerator for up to

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SEASONAL SIP

A HINT OF BLACKBERRY WILL GIVE THIS CLASSIC COCKTAIL A TART-SWEET KICK.

BLACKBERRY MOJITO INGREDIENTS ■ ½ cup blackberries ■ ½ cup light rum ■ 1 tsp. sugar ■ handful fresh mint leaves ■ juice of 2 limes ■ crushed ice ■ club soda DIRECTIONS ■ In a small bowl, muddle blackberries. Set aside. ■ Place mint leaves in bottom of glasses. Divide and spoon blackberry mixture on top. ■ Add rum, sugar and lime juice and stir to combine. Top with crushed ice. ■ Add club soda and garnish with mint leaves and more blackberries.

Recipe courtesy of delish.com

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Korean BBQ Cooking Class Feb 6

AUG 1–OCT 25 Stock up on fresh, locally sourced produce at the KEYPORT FARMERS MARKET every Thursday through the end of October. The market takes place at Fireman’s Park in Keyport from 1 to 7 p.m. Admission: FREE. See visitkeyport.org for more details.

AUG 13, 20, 27 Enjoy the musical stylings of salsa bands and tributes to girl groups at the TUESDAYS ON BROADWAY concert series in Long Branch. Shows take place at the Broadway Bandshell from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with weekly headliners. Admission: FREE. Check out visitlongbranch.com to see the full performance schedule. AUG 22 Bring your little ones to Tatum Park, Red Hill Activity Center in Middletown for ENVIRO-QUEST, a day of nature-themed games. Activities begin at 11 a.m. This event is FREE. See monmouthcountyparks.com for more info. AUG 30 Rock out with jam band

UMPHREY’S MCGEE, which, along with Big Something, will headline a summer stage concert at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Doors open at 5 p.m. General admission tickets start at $27.50. Stoneponyonline.com has all the details.

SEPT 6–8 Explore seafood from

more than 25 vendors at Asbury Park’s annual OYSTERFEST, a three-day feast at Bradley Park, directly across from the Convention Hall. The event will also include craft vendors, live music and kids’ activities. Daily admission is $3, FREE for

Asbury Park’s Oysterfest Sept. 6–8

children ages 6 and under. Check tourism.visitmonmouth.com for times and a list of food vendors.

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Head to Holmdel’s PNC Bank Arts Center for a country-music night of a lifetime, with performances by LUKE BRYAN, COLE SWINDELL AND JON LANGSTON. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m., and tickets start at $71. Find your seats and all the details at livenation.com.

SEPT 14 Join the Ocean Grove community in its 20th annual RUN FOR THE ARTS 5K/2-MILE WALK, beginning at the Jersey Shore Arts Center. Raceday sign-in opens at 7 a.m., and the run begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 before Aug. 23, and proceeds go toward the restoration of the Jersey Shore Arts Center. Visit jerseyshoreartscenter.org for additional information. SEPT 14 You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy Spirit of the Jersey STATE HISTORY FAIR, held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan. The family friendly event includes vendors, presentations and demonstrations spotlighting the Garden State’s rich culture and heritage. Admission is FREE, and there is a $10 suggested donation for parking. Visit nj.gov to find out more. SEPT 14–15 Fill up on sausage and peppers and celebrate everything Italian at the FEAST OF SAN GENNARO along Main Street in Belmar. The event

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SEPT 21 Celebrate diverse Latin American cultures at the 15th annual LATINO FESTIVAL OF MONMOUTH COUNTY, running from 12 to 7 p.m. at the Monmouth County Hall of Records in Freehold. The family-friendly event is FREE and will feature food, contests, kids’ activities, music, dancing and more. Get all the details at lfomc.com. SEPT 28 Work out, raise funds for children’s education and spend time with your gal pals at the LONG BRANCH BEAUTY AND THE BEACH RUN. The 5-mile run will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Ocean Promenade at 1 Ocean Blvd. in Long Branch, and the 2.5-mile walk will commence at 10 a.m. Registration is $55 and will benefit Aslan Youth Ministries. For more information or to sign up now, visit beautyandthebeachrun.org. SEPT 29 Kick off fall at the BELMAR KITE FESTIVAL. The program runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3rd Avenue Beach in Belmar. Admission is FREE, and bringing your own kite is encouraged. For info, visit belmarbusinesspartnership.com. Send event listings to: Monmouth Health & Life, 1 Maynard Dr., Park Ridge, NJ 07656; or email us at editor@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

LA MONDINA

FOR RESTAURANTS ALONG THE SHORE, creating an idyllic vibe is almost as important as plating a picture-perfect dish. Sure, La Mondina doesn’t have a clear waterfront view and its expansive 10,000-square-foot space isn’t exactly intimate, but the new Italian eatery in Brielle still gets it done. Multiple fireplaces and rustic, farmhouse décor bring warmth to the interior, which is reminiscent of a tranquil Tuscan countryside abode. But peace and quiet it’s not. The dining room, patio and bar were all hopping on a recent weeknight—most likely the result of the buzz that surrounds anything that’s new. Many, like my friend and I, came out to sample from the lengthy menu, which is filled with traditional Italian dishes and modern takes on old-country favorites. La Mondina is an ideal spot to load up on appetizers: There are hot and cold plates as well as salads and pizzas. We started with a farmhouse salad, a wonderful blend of veggies (chopped greens, cherry tomatoes and roasted peppers) and complementary ingredients like almonds, salumi and slivers of grana padano. I also asked for a side of anchovies, which when added, elevated the flavor to another level. My friend, of course, shied away from the fish filets, so she’ll never know. We second-guessed our next starter, burrata and tomato, because it somewhat resembled the farmhouse salad, but we knew we made the right choice after trying it. The creamy cheese got better with each bite, especially when combined with tomato and salumi or dipped in the basil-almond pesto sauce. I’ve always wondered why dishes like this aren’t offered in an entrée size. And speaking about size, four meatballs, each as large as a tennis ball, were our third app. While the meat was soft and tender, the mixture of veal, pork and beef wasn’t overly flavorful—but that’s where the sweet marinara and accompanying ricotta came in handy. Though two of our three appetizers were on the lighter side, our bellies were already starting to feel full, and we’d have to skip the multiple pasta entrées for this visit. Always in the mood for meat, I had the veal parmigiana as my main course. Unlike the breaded veal cutlets and marinara served at Italian delis and other restaurants, La Mondina’s version is a pan-seared veal chop—bone-in and plenty of flavor—topped with a rich plum tomato sauce and stracciatella with a delightful basil olive oil drizzle. Whether you’re a veal aficionado or not, this is a must-try for all carnivores. My friend went lighter, ordering the swordfish from the specials menu. The steak maintained a meaty and tender consistency throughout; it wasn’t dry or chewy, common miscues in swordfish prep. Flawlessly cooked, the swordfish had plenty of flavor, as did the bed of cauliflower risotto and arugula-fennel side salad. Failing to strategize our appetizer and entrée consumption, my friend and I passed on dessert, which included brown sugar rum custard and “Nonna Bella’s Chocolate Cake”—both of which I swore to our server we’d try next time. We were told La Mondina might be adding more sweet treats down the road so we shouldn’t lock in our orders just yet. That’s good advice—there is still plenty to see and try here, so much that I’m certain the buzz will last a long time. —Darius Amos La Mondina, 110 Union Ave., Brielle, 732.612.8331, lamondinabrielle.com

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WHERE TOEAT F I N E

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FA M I LY

GRAZE in Little Silver

NEELAM EXOTIC INDIAN CUISINE Authentic Indian fare, 1178 Rte. 35 S., 732.671.8900

NEPTUNE

IL POSTO Fine Italian cooking, 1129 Fifth Ave., 732.775.4823 MOLINARI’S RESTAURANT Italian eater y and pizzeria, 312 W. Sylvania Ave., 732.775.7733 PETE & ELDA’S Casual Italian fare including pizza, 93 Summit Ave., 732.774.6010

OCEAN

ILLIANO’S Family-friendly, casual Italian dining, 933 W. Park Ave., 732.493.2003 PICCOLA ITALIA Italian cuisine with Mediterranean flavors, 837 W. Park Ave., 732.493.3090

RED BANK

BIRRAVINO Italian bistro, 183 Riverside Ave., 732.842.5990

ASBURY PARK

FAIR HAVEN

ASBURY FESTHALLE & BIERGARTEN German cuisine and bar, 527 Lake Ave., 732.997.8767

RAVEN & THE PEACH International fare featuring seafood, 740 River Rd., 732.747.4666

LANGOSTA LOUNGE Vacation-inspired cuisine from tapas to sushi and libations, 1000 Ocean Ave., 732.455.3275 TALULA’S Artisanal dishes with local flavors, 550 Cookman Ave. Ste. #108, 732.455.3003

AARZU MODERN INDIAN BISTRO Traditional Indian cuisine, 30 E. Main St., 732.333.0933

HA ZLET

YESTERDAY’S RESTAURANT Italian and American fare, 3153 Rte. 35, 732.264.3777

TWISTED TREE CAFÉ Vegetarian-friendly food, 609 Cookman Ave., 732.775.2633

KEYPORT

ATL ANTIC HIGHL ANDS

COPPER CANYON Tex-Mex fare with tequila-tasting specials, 51 First Ave., 732.291.8444 HARBORSIDE GRILL American cuisine with Italian influences, 40 First Ave., 732.291.0066

AVON-BY-THE-SEA

CORNUCOPIA RESTAURANT American fare with Mediterranean touch, 98 Maple Pl., 732.739.6888 DREW’S BAYSHORE BISTRO Cajun-influenced American fare, BYO, 25 Church St., 732.739.9219

LITTLE SILVER

GRAZE Eclectic American fare made with areasourced ingredients, 151 Markham Pl., 732.747.9988

CLEMENTINE’S Cajun-creole cuisine in a casual dining setting, 306 Main St., 732.988.7979 SEED TO SPROUT Vegan restaurant with juice and smoothie bar, 410 Main St., 732.774.7333

BELFORD

BELFORD BISTRO New American cuisine, BYO, 870 Main St., 732.495.8151 NAPLES PIZZERIA Classic Italian pizza parlor, BYO, 872 Main St., 732.787.9479

BELMAR

PALUMBO’S Casual Italian dining and pizzeria, 24 Ayers Ln., 732.842.5505

LONG BRANCH

2ND FLOOR RESTAURANT Metropolitan-inspired cuisine, 71A Brighton Ave., 732.443.7399 AVENUE Modern French cuisine with an ocean view, 23 Ocean Ave., 732.759.2900 CHARLEY’S OCEAN GRILL Steak and seafood dishes, 29 Avenel Blvd., 732.222.4499

CATCH 19 Gourmet seafood restaurant, 19 Broad St., 732.268.8543 CHAR Authentic New York-style steakhouse, 33 Broad St., 732.450.2427 DANNY’S Steak and seafood restaurant and bar, 11 Bridge Ave., 732.741.6900 NEAPOLI Regional Italian cuisine, BYO, 10 Wallace St., 732.741.1321 KITCH ORGANIC Earthy restaurant ser ving an organic menu, 75 Leighton Ave., 732.471.5400 MOLLY PITCHER INN American cuisine with views of the Navesink River, 88 Riverside Ave., 732.747.2500 NICHOLAS New American cuisine with an extensive wine list, 160 Rte. 35 S., 732.345.9977 PATRIZIA’S Traditional Italian restaurant, 28 Broad St., 732.741.5555 VIA45 Rustic Italian eater y, 45 Broad St., 732.450.9945

RUMSON

BARNACLE BILL’S Casual seafood eater y, 1 First St., 732.747.8396 SALT CREEK GRILLE Classic American fare, 4 Bingham Ave., 732.933.9272

SEA BRIGHT

ANJELICA’S Elegant Italian cuisine, 1070 Ocean Ave., 732.842.2800

BRANDL Eclectic American cuisine featuring seafood dishes, 703 Belmar Plz., 732.280.7501

FREDDIE’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA Authentic Italian cuisine, 563 Broadway, 732.222.0931

LA DOLCE VITA Upscale Italian seafood cuisine, 400 Ocean Ave., 732.749.3177

ROONEY’S OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT Fine seafood eater y with a raw bar, 100 Ocean Ave. N., 732.870.1200

FRATELLO’S Classic Italian fare with an extensive wine list, 810 The Pla za, 732.974.8833

TUZZIO’S Italian steak and seafood dishes, 224 Westwood Ave., 732.222.9614

AMERICANA DINER Classic diner fare, 1160 Rte. 35 S., 732.542.1658

SIMPLY SOUTHERN Authentic, affordable Southern cuisine, 817 Belmar Plz., 732.243.9259

BRIELLE

DUE AMICI Northern Italian fare, 420 Higgins Ave., 732.528.0666 PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAZE

FREEHOLD

B2 BISTRO + BAR Bistro-style cuisine, 141 Shrewsbur y Ave., 732.268.8555

SHIPWRECK GRILL Homey seafood and steak restaurant, 720 Ashley Ave., 732.292.9380

EATONTOWN

ALL SEASONS RESTAURANT Classic diner fare, 176 Wyckoff Rd., 732.542.9462

ENGLISHTOWN

ROSALITA’S ROADSIDE CANTINA Traditional Mexican specialties, 180 Rte. 9, 732.617.0099

MANAL APAN

NONNA’S CITI CUCINA Modern Italian cuisine and family-style dining, 190 Rte. 9 N., 732.536.9050

MATAWAN

BUTTONWOOD MANOR Elegant American and Continental dining, 845 Rte. 34 N., 732.566.6220

MIDDLETOWN

CROWN PALACE Fine Chinese cuisine featuring dim sum, 1283 Rte. 35 S., 732.615.9888

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF DINING OPTIONS, VISIT THE “WHERE TO EAT” SECTION OF MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

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SHREWSBURY SPRING L AKE

LARIMAR RESTAURANT Modern Italian and European cuisine, 1311 Third Ave., 732.359.6700 WHISPERS Classic American cuisine with Italian influences, BYO, 200 Monmouth Ave., 732.974.9755

WALL

MEEMOM’S Breakfast and lunch specialties, 1825 Rte. 35, 732.359.8544 MOSSUTO’S MARKET & CAFE Authentic Italian cuisine, 2029 Rte. 35 S., 732.449.8058 MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

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GATHERINGS

A WAY WITH WORDS HOLY CROSS SCHOOL

CHARITY DINNER

RUMSON, HOLYCROSSSCHOOLRUMSON. ORG Sixth through eighth graders at Holy Cross School excelled in Sea Bright Library’s inaugural poetry contest for local students. In preparation for the contest, Holy Cross teacher Maryjane Gallo reviewed varied forms of figurative language as well as the use of alliteration, similes and metaphors with the students. For their efforts, the students were presented a Sea Bright Library tote bag as well as gift certificates to Gracie and the Dudes local ice cream shop and Barnes & Noble.

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY LLS.ORG Long Branch-based Chef Covas Catering recently hosted a spaghetti dinner at the Shrewsbury Firehouse in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Woman of the Year campaign. Dinner attendees enjoyed live entertainment, raffles and great food. All proceeds from the event benefit LLS, whose mission is to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

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GOOD TASTE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

POWER OF PINK LUNCHEON MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER LONG BRANCH, RWJBH.ORG/MONMOUTH The Leon Hess Cancer Center Council hosted the 24th Annual Power of Pink Luncheon, an event that benefits Monmouth Medical Center’s Leon Hess Cancer Center. The event featured a keynote address from renowned makeup artist and bestselling author Bobbi Brown and also honored Louis Zinterhofer, M.D., who served as chairman of pathology at MMC for three decades.

4 Bill Arnold, president, RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region; Claire Knopf, MMC Foundation board chair and co-chair of the Leon Hess Cancer Center Council; guest speaker Bobbi Brown; Louis Zinterhofer, M.D.; and Eric Carney, MMC president and chief executive officer.

FREEHOLD, HABITATMONMOUTH.ORG Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County hosted its annual A Taste for Homes Wine & Food Tasting at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank. The program included samples from the county’s top restaurants, wineries, breweries and other shops as well as a silent auction and raffles. Proceeds from the event support Habitat’s affordable new home construction builds and projects.

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MAKING NEW FRIENDS YMCA OF WESTERN MONMOUTH COUNTY YMCANJ.ORG Representatives from Freehold-based Branning Collision Centers and the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties spent a day with children at the YMCA of Western Monmouth County in Freehold. The volunteers played board games and dodgeball with kids and helped them with homework and reading assignments.

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