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WHET YOUR APPETITE These Instagram foodies know how to make you hungry.

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Features Shining Knights | 19

Rutgers salutes two Brick brothers as they battle and raise awareness for cystic fibrosis.

Experts in Epilepsy | 20

Pediatric neurologists join Monmouth Medical Center’s treatment program and help children manage the disease.

Bright Futures | 22

Monmouth Medical Center partners on innovative job-training program for students with disabilities.

The Perfect Thanksgiving | 24

It’s hard to predict what shenanigans your relatives might pull at this year’s Thanksgiving feast, but at least you can take solace in knowing the food will be good with these no-fail recipes.

IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Welcome Letter 9 Editor’s Note 17 Health News 52 Be There 54 Where to Eat

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Departments Monmouth Buzz | 10 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in our county.

For Men Only | 12

Layer up and stock up on must-have basics for the season.

Style Watch | 13

When it comes to building a trendy wardrobe, these chic jackets mean business.

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Home Front | 15

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Urban flare and a love affair with the arts makes Red Bank our county’s answer to New York City.

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Greek yogurt has protein, calcium, vitamins and—yes—a bit of fat. What’s wrong with that?

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You’ll certainly like them apples when they’re concocted in this zesty, seasonal cocktail.

Restaurant Review | 55

This trio will help you enjoy a Thanksgiving feast any time of the year.

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At Monmouth Medical Center (MMC), The Unterberg Children’s Hospital is committed to pediatric excellence beginning at birth and extending into areas of general and specialized care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In this issue of Monmouth Health & Life, we spotlight some of the unique programs and services MMC offers to children and young adults in our community. As our wide scope of pediatric services reflects, we are committed to giving children and their families the highest quality of care possible. Our pediatric subspecialists provide a host of services for children with special needs or difficult-to-manage chronic illnesses such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and epilepsy. On page 19, we introduce you to two brothers who were both diagnosed with CF at 9 days old. Liam and Nolan Harm—young athletes who were saluted during a recent Rutgers football game as “Shining Knights” for the bravery they show while battling CF—are managing the disease with the help of our Comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Center, the oldest and largest CF center in New Jersey. Additionally, our Pediatric Neurology Program recently welcomed two physicians who are board certified in epilepsy. Spotlighted on page 20, pediatric neurologists Aviva Bojko, M.D., and Rina Goldberg, M.D., lead a program dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders in children. Our Epilepsy Monitoring Program allows our physicians to improve seizure control and quality of life for children and adults suffering from this and other seizure disorders. And at MMC, we are committed to not only serving patients who need medical treatment, but also to helping people thrive in their communities by investing in education, employment, nutrition and housing. On page 22, you can learn about a unique job-training program for Monmouth County high school students and young adults with disabilities. We are proud to serve as the first Monmouth County host site for Project SEARCH, whose primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.

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Food for Thought Growing up, Sunday was often the day that everyone got together for hours of laughter and the weekly fill of homemade soups, pastas and chicken dishes that only Mom knew how to make. When I stir up those recipes for my family today, the food immediately takes me back to those wonderful nights. Of course, I put my own spin on the plates I prepare, and it’s in that spirit that we put together our annual food issue. This year, Monmouth Health & Life searched for different ways to present some old favorites. For example, we present a slew of recipes for a great holiday dinner, but we also reached out to three area nutritionists for ideas to make your feast guilt-free. Turn to “The Absolutely Perfect Thanksgiving Meal” on page 24 for the insight. Some of us use our smartphones to find food inspiration, and I’m not talking about using an online cookbook. Social media, Instagram in particular, is influencing not only where we eat, but what we consume. We scoured Instagram for the best Monmouth-based foodies and found five who have an eye (and the palate) for great plates. Flip to “Whet Your Appetite” on page 31 and meet these eaters. Warning: Your stomach will be growling after seeing the photos. Speaking of food, I’d be remiss not to thank everyone for attending the annual Best of Monmouth, held last month at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park. So many of you came out to support the sponsors and winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice Poll (and fill up on some delicious food and drink). Lastly, if all the delicious food images on these pages haven’t grabbed your full attention, you probably have noticed the magazine’s updated look. The new design is clean and modern, which translates into EASIER TO READ. We hope you like it. And we hope you enjoy all the stories in this issue as much as you enjoy your favorite meal. There are reasons why food is so great: We seek it out for nutrition, for comfort, for love. This Thanksgiving, we hope your homes are filled with plenty of that.

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EAT, DRINK AND GIVE BACK You’ve got food on the brain this Thanksgiving season, so why not help feed hungry neighbors? You can donate nonperishable items to one of the numerous food pantries and dropoff centers around Monmouth County. Here are a few of note: ■ BRADLEY FOOD PANTRY The almost 40-year-old pantry happily accepts donations of money, time or “shelf-stable food,” with a particular need for pasta, beans, cereal, toiletries and diapers. Drop-offs are from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, or Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and donations go toward those in need in mid-Monmouth shore towns. • Bradley Food Pantry, 605 4th Ave., Bradley Beach, 732.775.0161, bradleyfoodpantry.org ■ FULFILL With locations in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Fulfill is always in need of nonperishable food items, especially stuff like pancake mixes, canned tuna, canned veggies, soups, peanut butter and jelly and the like. You can volunteer to help pack bags or drop off items during business hours, which are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Fulfill, 3300 Rte. 66, Neptune City, 732.918.2600, fulfillnj.org

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Welcome to the future, ladies and gents. NJ Transit recently applied to purchase three autonomous, selfdriving shuttle buses—they resemble a monorail, are electric-powered, carry no more than 15 passengers and drive no faster than 15 miles per hour. And should NJ Transit get approved for the grant, the buses will be taken for their first practice run in Fort Monmouth in Tinton Falls. If all goes well, these buses will then drive along fixed routes on public roads within the secluded, closed-off Fort Monmouth property (which was formerly used as a U.S. Army base) and then hopefully make their way to other streets and areas around New Jersey. As with most new technologies there are still many unknowns associated with these selfdriving vehicles—for instance, how will one pay for their ride if there’s no driver to collect fare?—but nonetheless, we’re excited to see how it all transpires.

■ LUNCHBREAK This not-for-profit organization gladly accepts donations of non-perishable foods, as well as fresh produce and herbs. They also take seasonal clothing, toiletries and household items as well as business and special occasion attire. Drop-off hours are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, or on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. • LunchBreak, 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank, 732.747.8577, lunchbreak.org

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE Red Bank may have recently banned single-use plastic bags, but

Bradley Beach is taking its own approach to helping the environment—by recycling plastic bags curbside. The Shore town is the first in New Jersey to have residents conveniently recycle plastic bags, film and wrap by using special bins and a collection vehicle provided by SC Johnson. The pilot program began on Nov. 13 and runs until November 2020. How can you take part? Residents are being asked to put clean, dry plastic items into a plastic bag, tie the top of it and put the bag in the provided bin. Then place the bin next to your recycling bin on the date of collection, and let the Bradley Beach Department of Public Works do the rest!

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KUDOS The price is really right for one lucky The Price Is Right contestant. Mike Stouber of Freehold won a whopping $263,000 in cash and prizes in an episode that aired on CBS late last month, breaking the record for the most money ever won on the long-running daytime game show. The bulk of Stouber’s winnings came during the “Plinko” portion of the game, where he won about $200K. He also went home with a luxurious trip to Fiji, a Nissan Sentra and an extra $30K or so in bonus prizes. Stouber’s wife is urging her newly-rich husband to invest the money and use it to make a few minor improvements on their home, though if he had his way, he’d be a bit more frivolous with his purchases. “I’d probably buy a Ferrari,” he told The New York Post. Well, Mike, as you wish!

IT ’S AN HONOR Meanwhile, two Monmouth women are getting recognized for their longtime com-

mitment to Family & Children’s Service, our county’s oldest social service agency. Community partners Tracey Wolfman, CEO of We Care Adult Care, and Debbie O’Donoghue, former board chair of Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund, are the honorees at FCS’ annual Leading Lights Gala, to be held later this month at the Navesink Country Club. The Long Branch-based group helps at-risk populations in various states of need. Learn more at fcsmonmouth.org.

IN THE NAVY One Monmouth County naval officer is making us proud back home in the states. Long Branch native Lt. Anthony Moretti currently serves as a submarine electronics officer on the Submarine Squadron 15, a forward deployed vessel in Guam, where he leads a team of technicians. The son of two Army veterans, Moretti grew up near Fort Monmouth while it was an active Army base. “I learned the importance of chain of command and discipline,” says Moretti of his roots. “Knowing what’s expected of you in the military makes the transition easier.”

PARKING OF THE FUTURE Some of Monmouth County’s older parking meters are getting a 21st century overhaul. Beginning early next year, Red Bank will replace all of its parking meters with, you guessed it, “smart meters,” interim parking director Tom Calu revealed at a recent town hall presentation. In addition to being solar-powered, these meters will accept fares via the mPay2Park app and “contactless” payment methods, in addition to good ol’ coins, debit cards and credit cards. But don’t worry, as the $250K cost for these meters ultimately will be covered by parking utility revenue. There also won’t be any change in Red Bank’s parking pricing at the moment, so rest easy, residents—and enjoy your town’s technologically advanced perks!

CULINARY CORNER OPEN FOR BUSINESS Sea Bright’s Nauti Bar is no longer just for Driftwood Cabana Club “members only.” Beginning last month, the bistro by famed New Jersey chef and restaurateur David Burke has opened to the public, which means regular folk can too enjoy a craft beer, a fire-oven made pizza and/or Burke’s trademark bacon-on-a-clothespin while taking in the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The casual, bar-style menu caters to vegetarians too, and the outside area is heated in the winter. Win/win for everyone. • Nauti Bar by David Burke, 1485 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright, 732.530.2047, nautibardb.com

A BETTER-FOR-YOU BURGER? It’s not always easy to fi nd a decent fast-casual meal that’s organic, and that’s where Hearthly Organic comes in. The new spot at The Grove in Shrewsbury has a vast offering of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, breaded chicken bites, french fries and more indulgences that are made from fresh, organic ingredients. Bonus: They even have organic milkshakes! Does this mean they’re guilt-free? • Hearthly Organic, 520 Broad St., Shrewsbury, 732.704.3447

NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE Sure, there are already tons of yummy pizza spots along the main drag in Asbury Park, but Joe’s Rotisseria is different. The Roselle Park-based spot opened its fi rst Shore location last month and sets itself apart from the competition with its insane offerings. We’re talking a pork roll slice, chicken parm sliders and their trademark “triple threat,” a pie made of pizza, stromboli and garlic knots. We’re basically in line already. • Joe’s Rotisseria, 504 Main St., Asbury Park, joes-rotisseria.com MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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{ FOR MEN ONLY }

Hot Stuff

Layer up and stock up on musthave basics for the season.

Vest by Ravazzolo, Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500, sweater by Gran Sasso, gransasso.it, shirt by Ingram, ingramshirts.com, jeans by MAC, macjeans.com, shoes by Gallo Di Bianco, Garmany, Red Bank.

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VERONICA BEARD TIMBER DICKEY JACKET Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500

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Blazer Focus When it comes to building a trendy wardrobe, these chic jackets mean business.

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LAGOS MAYA CIRCLE RING Nordstrom, Freehold, 732.308.1117

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{ HOME FRONT } MERCURY GLASS GEODESIC DOME PENDANT LIGHT shadesoflight.com

UTTERMOST LEMETA OVAL TABLE LAMP Capitol Lighting, Eatontown, 732.542.9311

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WORLDS AWAY DION GOLD ANTIQUE MIRROR Space Interiors, Little Silver, 732.508.6400

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SAFAVIEH FELICE 3-DOOR EGLOMISE SIDEBOARD Red Bank Design Center, Red Bank, 732.530.1314 MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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{ TALK OF THE TOWN }

WELCOME TO

Red Bank

ON THE WATERFRONT

Urban flare and a love affair with the arts make Red Bank our county’s answer to New York City. ESTABLISHED: 1870 POPULATION: 12,048 WEBSITE: REDBANKNJ.ORG

A buzzing downtown, numerous galleries and two performing arts theaters—Red Bank has it all while resting just five miles from the serene shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Once attached to neighboring Shrewsbury, Red Bank has developed a metropolitan spirit that’s all its own. A New York Times profile cited Red Bank as having a “hip, urban vibe” to it with scenic views and cultural amenities that young couples and retirees alike can enjoy. Read on to discover what makes Red Bank our county’s small slice of Manhattan.

Boating and fishing are year-round activities in Red Bank thanks to its prime location along the Navesink River. Avid fishermen can expect to find a plentiful variety when casting their lines in Red Bank, as the river holds a bounty of fluke, bluefish and flounder, to name a few. When it’s sunny out, head over to the Red Bank Marina for crabbing, kayaking and rowboat rentals to claim your catch of the day. The river has also become the prime location for some of the largest and most expensive estates in New Jersey, as it offers some breathtaking waterfront views.

BOUTIQUE CHIC For a shopping spree, look no further than the boutiques and specialty stores in downtown Red Bank. For the best names in fashion, Garmany is home to hundreds of designer brands, as well as amenities like a movie theater, a shoeshine station and a lounge. CoCo Parì offers high-end women’s wardrobe staples, and Red Ginger Home is packed with trendy pieces for your abode. Don’t forget to peruse Red Bank’s artisanal food stores as well, like the Cheese Cave and Spice & Tea Exchange to pick up the finest in charcuterie and after-dinner tea for your next party.

HOME SWEET HOME Thinking about buying or selling a house here? The median home value in Red Bank is $353,500, a 2.2 percent decline from last year, according to Zillow.

SING US A SONG

Thanks to the great Count Basie, Red Bank has been immortalized in song. Among the musician’s recordings in the 1940s and ’50s were “Red Bank Boogie” and “The Kid from Red Bank.”

GAME ON

You’ll feel totally retro when you spend a night out at YESTERcades, Red Bank’s premier arcade featuring everything you loved about video games from the past. From Atari to Dig Dug, this spot has hundreds of amusements for a night that feels like a bonafide throwback. The only thing about this fun zone that doesn’t embrace the arcade culture of the ’80s? No need to dig for quarters every time you want to play again. Instead, YESTERcades charges hourly and daily rates so you can show off your pinball wizardry to your heart’s desire.

SMITH’S ‘STASH’ If you’re a film buff, you’re probably already familiar with Red Bank native Kevin Smith’s directorial works. But did you know Smith owns a comic book store in town? Stop by Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash (or simply “The Stash,” as locals know it) to check out new and vintage comics, or admire some memorabilia from Smith’s cult-classic films, like Mall Rats, Clerks and Dogma. The store also became the center of AMC’s unscripted reality series Comic Book Men, starring Smith and the staff of The Stash, from 2012 to 2018.

FAMOUS FACES Red Bank has become home to generations of celebrities. Late actress Natalie Schafer, known best for her role as Mrs. Lovey Howell on the 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island, was born here; late jazz legend William “Count” Basie was born and raised in Red Bank, and even referenced his hometown in his song “The Kid From Red Bank”; director Kevin Smith hails from Red Bank and raised his daughter, actress Harley Quinn Smith, in town; and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart owns two mansions along the Navesink River and is often found in the area.

DINING OUT For a taste of some of the international flavors the town has to offer, head over to Bayroot, Red Bank’s purveyor of Lebanese cuisine, or the recentlyopened Gabriella’s, an Italian steakhouse where you can dine on a juicy bistecca alla fiorentina or pistachioencrusted rack of lamb. For American fare, head over to Restaurant Nicholas for a three- or fourcourse dinner curated by the executive chef. Finish your taste of the town with a steamy Nutella hot chocolate and an ooey-gooey dulce de leche crepe from local creperie Cé La Vi.

DID YOU KNOW? For a short while, Red Bank was named Shrewsbury City, a portion of the area previously known as Shrewsbury Towne. Municipal officials voted on the moniker in February 1879, but it only lasted three months before they opted to change it to Red Bank. MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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{ HEALTH NEWS } DRINK TO FEWER UTIs

GET OFF THE PHONE

Researchers found in a clinical trial that when women drank more water, they got fewer urinary tract infections.

Young adults who spent more time on social media felt more socially isolated than those spending less time online. Researchers believe paying more attention to devices than engaging with the person they are with can stifle closeness, trust and empathy. —Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

CHOOSE CARBS WISELY

Obese adults who ate four to seven servings daily of whole-grain foods, such as lentils and leafy greens, lost twice as much belly fat as those eating refined grains like cookies and chips—even when daily caloric intake was the same. Experts theorize it’s because high-fiber foods take longer to digest, keeping insulin levels lower, which in turn minimizes the creation of belly fat.

—JAMA Internal Medicine

QUICKEN YOUR PACE

Using data from nearly 500,000 people in the U.K., researchers found that those with a fast walking pace have a longer life expectancy—whether they’re underweight, average weight or morbidly obese—than those people who walk at a slower pace. —National Institute for Health Research

—The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

THE GOODS ON GARLIC

A recent study suggests that eating garlic may stave off age-related memory loss. Researchers believe the compounds in garlic help maintain healthy gut microorganisms. And good gut health has been tied to good cognitive function. There’s only one catch: The good stuff breaks down when garlic is cooked, so you’ll need to eat it raw.

16.5

—University of Louisville

The percentage of kids in the U.S. who have at least one mental health disorder. Of those sufferers, half do not receive treatment.

SIT SMARTER

“Leisure sitting” to watch your favorite TV shows is worse than sitting at the office. Researchers found that the latter didn’t have much of an effect on heart health while tuning in to the tube increased heart disease risk by 50 percent.

—JAMA Pediatrics

—Journal of the American Heart Association

CHOLESTEROL CHECK

The chance of having a heart attack or stroke increased 40 percent for every decade that a person lives with high levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol. —Circulation

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New name Same commitment

The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Hip Fracture Rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Stroke Rehabilitation

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls has been committed to a higher level of rehabilitative care for our patients and their families. Under our new name, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, a Joint Venture with Monmouth Medical Center, we continue to provide the same inpatient rehabilitative care you have come to expect, connecting patients to superior outcomes and a better way of life.

2 Centre Plaza Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 732.460.5320 encompasshealth.com/tintonfallsrehab Š2019:Encompass Health Corporation:1371893


{ IN GOOD HEALTH }

SHINING KNIGHTS

The Harm family, from left to right, Liam, Heather, Nolan, Justin and Ethan

Rutgers salutes two Brick brothers as they battle, raise awareness for cystic fibrosis.

Rutgers University and RWJBarnabas Health celebrated the Harm brothers of Brick, saluting them as “Shining Knights” of the Scarlet Knights’ football game against University of Minnesota on Oct. 19. Brothers Liam, 15, and Nolan, 11, both of whom are battling cystic fibrosis, were honored during the first quarter intermission at SHI Stadium. The Shining Knight of the Game is an initiative designed to lift the spirits and shine the spotlight on a pediatric patient, teenager or young adult enduring various healthcare challenges. Liam and Nolan were celebrated for their bravery and strength to fight, while raising awareness for, cystic fibrosis. At 9 days old, both Liam and Nolan were each diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. They have been patients of Robert Zanni, M.D., chief of pediatric pulmonolRWJBarnabas ogy and medical director Health is the official health care provider of the Cystic Fibrosis of Rutgers Athletics. Center at The Unterberg

Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center (MMC). The Harm boys visit the CF clinical care team every few months for cutting-edge treatment to complement their daily breathing and digestive treatments. Liam and Nolan do not let the disease slow them down, as both boys are very active, which helps to maintain lung function. Nolan plays travel soccer year-round and is the point guard for his school’s basketball team. Through Make-A-Wish, he recently experienced a day with YouTube sensation Dude Perfect. Liam is a runner at Christian Brothers Academy. For their Shining Knight of the Game celebration, Liam and Nolan were met in the south end zone by the Scarlet Knight mascot for a special Knighting ceremony. Alongside the Scarlet Knight, Liam and Nolan were saluted, promptly raising a sword in triumph to a rousing ovation from Scarlet Nation. This initiative further supports RWJBarnabas Health’s commitment to the health and well-being of the communities served across New Jersey through treatment and preventative education, screenings and much more.

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EXPERT CARE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

The Comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Center at Monmouth Medical Center is the oldest and largest center of its kind in New Jersey. A multidisciplinary team of specialists provides care for both pediatric and adult patients. The center, which is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a member of the Foundation’s Research Network, offers clinical trials of new therapies. A team of trained research clinicians oversees multiple studies. As a result of its expertise in conducting clinical research, the Center has been named a Therapeutics Development Center by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Therapeutics Development Network. The center is also designated by the State of New Jersey as a referral center for newborn screening.


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EXPERTS IN EPILEPSY Pediatric neurologists join MMC treatment program and help children manage the disease.

The Pediatric Neurology Program at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital provides inpatient pediatric neurology consultations and offers outpatient services dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders in children, including epilepsy, headaches, head trauma and congenital and metabolic disorders. The program recently welcomed two new pediatric neurologists, both of whom are board certified in epilepsy. Rina Goldberg, M.D., is board certified in pediatrics and in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. She has been in private practice for more than 20 years and is listed as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. She completed her pediatric residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Rina Goldberg, M.D. a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and in pediatric neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her research interests include the EEG abnormalities of children with autism. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Goldberg received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. Aviva Bojko, M.D., is board certified in pediatrics with special qualifications in child neurology. After receiving her medical education in Italy at the University of Chieti and the University of Rome La Sapienza, she completed an internship at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel, before coming to the United States. Once in the U.S., she completed a pediatric residency at UMDNJ and the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, followed by a residency in child neurology at the New York Hospital/ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterCornell University Medical College and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Bojko is a member of the Israel Medical Association, the American Epilepsy Society and the Child Neurology Society. Aviva Bojko, M.D.

To learn more or to make an appointment with a neurology specialist at Monmouth Medical Center, call 732.923.6839.

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HELPING PATIENTS— YOUNG AND OLD— CONTROL SEIZURES At Monmouth Medical Center (MMC), the Epilepsy Monitoring Program, which was introduced in December 2010, offers state-of-the-art equipment that allows for continuous video-EEG monitoring—the gold standard diagnostic investigation that can improve diagnostic accuracy when the diagnosis of epilepsy, particular seizure type or location of onset is not clear by routine or prolonged EEG recordings. The accurate diagnosis of seizure type is essential to provide effective Joshua Mendelson, M.D. medical management and possible surgical treatment options to prospective patients, according to neurologist Joshua Mendelson, M.D., medical director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Program at MMC. Epilepsy is a common nervous system disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally and can create nervous system disruption. Epilepsy can cause unusual sensations, as well as disturbances in emotions and behavior along with seizures and loss of consciousness. “The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that approximately one in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives,” Dr. Mendelson says. “With more than 2 million Americans facing this disease and more than 150,000 new cases each year, it is important to have the National Association of Epilepsy Centers’ certification to ensure our patients that we are providing the highest level of care possible.” Epilepsy has many possible causes, but all are related to a disruption in normal neuron activity. This includes everything from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development, as well as abnormalities in the brain wiring, an imbalance of chemicals called neurotransmitters or a combination of factors. Recurrent, unprovoked seizures are considered the key criteria for defining epilepsy, but there are many epilepsy syndromes. These syndromes are classified by a variety of symptoms and features, including seizure severity, age of onset, seizure patterns, the area of the brain involved and genetic factors. “The Monmouth Medical Center Epilepsy Monitoring Program is designed to diagnose and treat patients with epilepsy, seizures and episodic alterations of consciousness,” Dr. Mendelson says. “Our goal is to improve seizure control and quality of life for adults and children suffering from epilepsy and other seizure disorders.” The program offers the expertise of both pediatric and adult specialists to provide comprehensive care for patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders throughout life. MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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{ IN GOOD HEALTH }

BRIGHT FUTURES Monmouth Medical Center held a kick-off reception on Oct. 10 to celebrate Project SEARCH, a job-training program for Monmouth County high school students and young adults with disabilities. Project SEARCH, which combines classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training at a host worksite, is coordinated by Family Resource Associates in collaboration with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP) at Rutgers University. Monmouth Medical Center (MMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility and a teaching hospital in Long Branch, is the program’s first host facility in Monmouth County. Interns accepted into the program report to MMC instead of their home school district classroom for the entire academic year and rotate through a number of jobs. The program began in September and will last through the 2019-20 school year. Since its inception, Project SEARCH has grown from a single program site to a large and continuously expanding international network of locations where the primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities. “At Monmouth Medical Center, we are committed to not only

Gathering with the MMC Project SEARCH interns are RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region President Bill Arnold (left) and MMC President and CEO Eric Carney (right). Also pictured are HR Director Juliet Gossett (standing, fourth from left), the point person for Project SEARCH at MMC, and longtime MMC supporter Carol Stillwell (second from left), who heads the program’s Business Advisory Council.

MMC partners on innovative job-training program for students with disabilities.

serving patients who need medical treatment but also to helping people thrive in their communities by investing in education, employment, housing and nutrition,” says MMC President and CEO Eric Carney. “We are proud to join our sister RWJBarnabas Health hospital Jersey City Medical Center, which served as a Project SEARCH host facility earlier this year.” Project SEARCH’s combination of instruction and immersion in the workplace is helping to prepare these young adults with disabilities with real-world job skills and provides an opportunity to explore careers. Through the program, eight interns have the opportunity to develop important skills that can help them find employment by learning about jobs in various areas, including Med Surg, OR, Pediatrics, Materials Management, Food Services, Patient Transport, Health Information Management and Volunteer Services. The goal for each student intern upon completion of the program is competitive employment, and 70 percent of Project SEARCH interns who complete their training find long-term meaningful employment in a variety of career paths. The program’s evidence-based model for success involves an extensive period of training, career exploration, combined with continuous feedback from instructors, skills trainers and employers.

To learn more, contact Family Resource Associates at frainc.org or email employability@frainc.org.

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IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD With convenient locations, one of our Primary Care practices will be close to your home and easily accessible.

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THE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT

THANKSGIVING MEAL It’s hard to predict what shenanigans your relatives might pull at this year’s holiday feast, but at least you can take solace in knowing the food will be good. These Turkey Day recipes, courtesy of The Art of the Host: Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining by Alex Hitz, are surefire, well, hits.

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PERFECT ROAST TURKEY Yields: 12-15 servings

INGREDIENTS

n1  6 Tbs. (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature n 3 cloves garlic, minced, plus 6 whole cloves n 2 shallots, minced n 12 lb. turkey, fully thawed and at room temperature n 1 Tbs. plus 1¾ tsp. salt n 1 Tbs. ground black pepper n 6 Tbs. fresh sage, chopped n 2 lemons, halved n 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced into 8 wedges n 2 cups white wine

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Combine the butter, minced garlic and shallots in a medium bowl. Remove the giblets, kidneys and neck from the turkey and set them aside in the refrigerator; they will be used for the gravy. Place the turkey in a very large bowl, add the salt, pepper and sage, and turn the turkey in the bowl to ensure it is completely covered with the seasonings. If there are excess seasonings at the bottom of the bowl, rub them on the turkey again to ensure that every morsel of salt, pepper and sage is applied to the turkey. Place the turkey in a large, heavy roasting pan and squeeze the lemons over it. Reapply any seasonings that fall off. Smear the butter over the top of the turkey, fully covering the top and wings. Place the squeezed lemons, the onion and the whole garlic cloves inside the cavity, and pour the wine into the bottom of the roasting pan. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and put it in the oven. Roast the turkey for 2½ hours, then remove it from the oven. Turn the oven up to 425°F, remove the foil and roast the turkey for 30-45 minutes more, until the skin is golden brown and the turkey reaches 155°F on a meat thermometer. When it has reached 155°F, remove it from the oven and transfer it to a carving board. Let the turkey rest for 25 minutes before carving it.

SHERRY AND GIBLET GRAVY Yields: 2½ cups (12-15 servings)

INGREDIENTS

n1  large onion, chopped n t urkey giblets, kidneys and neck, coarsely chopped n ¾ cup dry sherry n 1¾ cups chicken stock

DIRECTIONS

Place the roasting pan and all of its juices on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Once it’s bubbling, add the onion, giblets, kidneys and neck. Sauté them for 8-10 minutes, until everything starts to brown, then add the sherry to deglaze the pan, scraping the bottom with a metal spatula or wooden spoon to capture all the browned bits. Be very thorough. Add the chicken stock and turn the heat to high. Boil the gravy until it reduces by about one-third, 7-9 minutes. Strain the sauce through a sieve into a bowl and discard the solids. Skim as much fat as you can from the reserved sauce. Spoon it generously over the carved turkey and transfer the remaining sauce to a gravy boat to serve alongside the turkey.

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To make the turkey healthier, substitute the butter with olive oil, a monounsaturated (healthy) fat that is high in antioxidants. It may reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and it contains nutrients that fight inflammation, which can lower your risk of heart disease. You can also use a low-sodium chicken stock in the gravy, as too much salt can increase blood pressure and cause water retention.” —Stephanie Leonetti, certified sports nutritionist, PlaNutrition, Manalapan


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DOROTHY’S CORNBREAD DRESSING Yields:12-15 servings

INGREDIENTS

n1  lb. bulk pork sausage n 6 Tbs. (¾ stick) butter, plus 4 Tbs. butter, melted and butter for the baking dish n 1½ cups yellow or white onions (1 medium onion), chopped n 1 cup celery (2 stalks), chopped n 1½ cups carrots (3 carrots), peeled and finely diced n 3 cloves garlic, minced n ½ cup shallots, minced n ½ lb. mushrooms, sliced n 1 tsp. salt n ¾ tsp. ground black pepper n 2½ cups chicken stock n 3 eggs, lightly beaten n ¼ tsp. ground sage n 1 tsp. dried thyme n ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg n ¼ cup dry sherry n cornbread of your choice

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Brown the sausage in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, breaking it up with a spatula. Once it’s fully cooked through, remove the pan from the heat. Pour off the fat if there is any, and reserve the browned sausage. Melt the 6 tablespoons of butter in another large, heavy skillet over medium heat. When the foaming has subsided, add the onion, celery, carrot, garlic, shallot, mushroom, salt and pepper and sauté them until they are soft, 10-15 minutes. In a large bowl, break the cornbread into small pieces and then add the browned sausage, sautéed vegetables, chicken stock, eggs, sage, thyme, nutmeg, sherry and melted butter. Stir the mixture to combine or, better yet, mix all ingredients with your hands so that everything is fully combined before putting the mixture in the prepared dish. Bake the dressing for 30-40 minutes, until it is golden brown and crusty on top. Let it rest at least 5 minutes before serving, or it may be cooled, covered and refrigerated for up to 4 days before reheating it covered, for serving it later.

AUNT BETTY’S ORANGE CRANBERRY RELISH

—Barbara Baron, registered dietitian nutritionist, Barbara Baron Associates, Matawan

Yields: 2 cups (12-15 servings)

INGREDIENTS

n2  cups fresh cranberries (approximately one 12-oz. bag) n 1 medium navel orange, cut into 8 wedges—use the whole thing n 1¼ cup sugar n ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon n 2 Tbs. Grand Marnier

DIRECTIONS

Place the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade and process them until they are combined but still chunky with a relish consistency.

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Reduce the amount of pork sausage from 1 pound to ¼ or ½ pound, and add more mushrooms and carrots—½ cup chopped mushrooms, ¼ cup grated carrots—and ¼ cup mashed cannellini beans. This will decrease the fat in the recipe and keep the flavor of pork, since mushrooms have a savory umami taste that is similar to meat.”

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GEORGIA PECAN TARTS Yields: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CRUST: n 16 Tbs. (2 sticks) salted butter, cold, plus additional butter for the pan n 1½ cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed n 2 cups all-purpose flour n ½ tsp. salt FOR THE PECAN TOPPING: n 4 large eggs n 1½ cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed n 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. vanilla extract n ½ tsp. salt n 1½ cups chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9 by 13inch metal baking pan. TO MAKE THE CRUST: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on medium speed until they have lightened in color and texture, about 5 minutes. Turn the speed to low and add the flour and salt, mixing them until you have coarse crumbs. Pour the crumbs into the prepared baking pan and press them down with your fingers to cover the pan evenly. Bake the crust for 20 minutes, until it is just brown, and let it cool completely. Keep the oven on. TO MAKE THE PECAN TOPPING: Add the eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract and salt to a large mixing bowl and whisk them together until they are just combined. Do not over-whisk them or the tart will be dry. Stir in the chopped pecans. TO ASSEMBLE THE TART: Pour the pecan topping over the cooled crust and bake it for 20 minutes until it is just set. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing it. Serve the tart with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

All recipes and photos are reprinted with permission from The Art of the Host: Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining by Alex Hitz. Photos by Iain Bagwell © Rizzoli New York.

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To reduce the saturated fat content of the pie, use only one stick of butter in the crust instead of two, replacing the second with one cup of olive or avocado oil. You can also use alternative flours like almond or oat flour, which would up the nutritional content of the crust by increasing the fiber, B vitamins and nutrients.” —RoseAnn Dogas, registered dietitian nutritionist, The Well Nourished Life, Red Bank


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THESE INSTAGRAM FOODIES KNOW HOW TO MAKE YOU HUNGRY. By Gianna Barone Maybe you follow one or two of them already. Foodie bloggers are the modern taste arbiters when it comes to where to eat and what to order in our county. Their Instagram feeds are colorful mosaics of decadent dishes, monstrous milkshakes and every carb known to man, and we’re full of anticipation to see where their food travels take them next. These five are among the coolest of Monmouth County’s illustrious food scene. Enjoy the “eats!”

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If you live for Sunday brunch… @thejerseyfork 6,588 followers * Breakfast sandwiches, runny yolks and avocado everything can be found on Julia Gasparini and Michelle Russello’s colorful feed. Though they both work full-time in their professions, the two foodies make time to find the latest new spots in Monmouth County and post shots of their meals, even if they have to make some artistic adjustments to their dishes. “Don’t be afraid to play with your food after it’s served! If you think you can make it look better, go ahead and rearrange it,” they say. “You may have to sacrifice eating your food hot to get that gorgeous Instagram photo.” Eggs Benedict from Over Easy in Marlboro. * — Editor’s note: number of followers as of press date

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If you’re cheese-obsessed… @f00dme 27,400 followers * For Rumson resident and fulltime college student Willis Manelski, food blogging on Instagram has become more than just a hobby—it’s a step toward her future in marketing. With almost 30,000 followers ogling over posts of her food adventures for the past two and a half years, Manelski says running her account has helped her shape her career goals. She believes the key to a successful food photo is perhaps the most elementary—to make it fun. “Food photography is silly and creative, so get that awesome shot without caring about people looking at you,” she says. “I’ve actually stood on tables to get the perfect angle.” Pizza from Undici in Rumson. * — Editor’s note: number of followers as of press date

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If you’re a sushi lover… @asburyparkeats 8,757 followers * If California rolls and ahi tuna nachos sprinkled with scallions suit your fancy, you’d be wise to follow Freehold fiancés Rebecca Mahan and Mark Mahasky. The sushi-loving couple has been documenting their datenight dinners on Instagram for three years now, starting when they first discovered the culinary options popping up in Asbury Park, according to Mahan. But why, of all foods, do they post so often about sushi? “Because,” she says, “who doesn’t love seeing a spicy mayo drizzle on top of—well, anything?” Sushi from Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park; ahi tuna nachos from Barrio Costero in Asbury Park.

If you like your dessert before dinner… @seasthedish 907 followers * Bradley Beach natives Kacie Duesterdick and Matt Simonik love to share the sweet stuff around our county on their feed. Although the two have been personally documenting their foodie adventures along the Jersey Shore for years now, their account is the newest in our lineup of handles to follow, just shy of 5 months old. “We share a love for the Jersey Shore and the restaurants in our area” says Simonik. Crepe from Cé La Vi in Red Bank; cannoli donut from Main Street Donuts in Belmar. MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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If entrées are your thing… @jerseybites 17,700 followers * Mains are the main attraction on blogger Deborah Smith’s feed, with images like a perfect medium-rare filet mignon fanned out on an oak cutting board and a juicy burger smothered in barbecue sauce and topped with all the fixings. Smith, the owner of jerseybites.com and author of The Jersey Shore Cookbook, created her account in April 2012. Her secret to snapping a drool-worthy photo of your entrée? “Remember the rule of thirds,” she says. “A plate half out of the image against a brick wall or on a dark table is far more interesting than a centered shot of just food.” Smokehouse burger from Max’s in Long Branch. * — Editor’s note: number of followers as of press date

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6 TASTES

CHOCOLATE IN ZURICH

It’s a simple fact that the Swiss are the inventors and purest purveyors of milk chocolate. But Zurich is where you’ll find the richest and most coveted chocolates of them all. Home to notable industry names such as Max Chocolatier and Lindt, the area is known for brisk Alpine air that is said to create better pasture conditions that help the local cows produce denser-than-usual milk for Swiss chocolate making. For an immersive experience into the world of this delicious art form, Lindt offers private tours and chocolate-making classes at its factory in Kilchberg, adjacent to Lake Zurich on the outskirts of the city. Your Lindt Chocolate Experience ticket includes a short film on the history of chocolate-making, a “buffet” of 30 different chocolate varietals to taste-test and a crash course on how to experience chocolate using all five senses, guided by a Maître Chocolatier. Sweet!

WORTH A TRIP

Foodies, pack your bags! These half-dozen culinary experiences are good enough— and distinctive enough—to beckon you across the seas. By Gianna Barone

Let’s be honest: When you travel, there’s little more important than the food. A great deal of pride and artistry goes into sourcing, preparing and serving a region’s signature food, and tourism is all about embracing new experiences in a new landscape. What better way to enjoy a place than by savoring the delicious food item it’s proudest of? So here’s a quick world tour of tastes your buds will remember forever.

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LEMONS IN SORRENTO

Say ciao to the world’s freshest citrus fruits when you jet over to the southern Italian countryside, home to the culinary world’s most superior lemon, the Femminello Sorrentino. Lemons from the Sorrento region near Naples are plumper and more acidic than those on the neighboring Amalfi Coast, making them a beloved ingredient in the dishes of five-star chefs (Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis is a known fan). In season all year, these yellow beauties are hailed for their unique tanginess. While you’ll find these lemons being used for a light splash of citrus on grilled swordfish or as the star of a moist lemon torte, skilled foodies flock to Sorrento to sip a fresh-pressed batch of limoncello, an Italian liqueur made from the steeped oils of fresh lemon peels and grappa (or vodka, for a modern spin). To get your sip of this popular dessert drink, order it at any fine-dining restaurant in Sorrento or head to Limonoro, a limoncello distillery in town where each bottle is made from hand-peeled lemons fresh-picked from trees along the coast. It offers customers samples galore and education on the limoncello-making process.


JALAPEÑO PEPPERS IN CHIHUAHUA

Vamanos! If you’re a fan of everything spicy, a trip to Chihuahua, Mexico’s No. 1 district for the cultivation of jalapeños, is a must. While the area is known for its massive cathedrals, Chihuahua’s more hidden regions along its scenic Copper Canyon mountain range have bustling agricultural fields that produce the spicy things, along with myriad other peppers long prevalent in Mexican—and now in American—cuisine. Delete your Yelp! app and opt to spend your meals trekking in a week-long food tour such as Blue Corn Express, which takes you into the kitchens of several Chihuahua restaurants. Pick the brains of northern Mexican chefs who use local jalapeños in everything from grab-and-go burritos to more refined dishes such as a traditional carne asada.

PRETZELS IN BERLIN

KONA (COFFEE) IN KONA

Whether you prefer them from a cart on a busy Manhattan intersection or bite-sized and dipped in beer cheese with a local brew, pretzels are the ultimate salty snack. But there’s no place better to enjoy one than in the pretzel’s homeland: Germany. The best of these twisted treats (called brezels by locals) hail from Berlin, and are by far the fluffiest and saltiest of their kind. Visit Deutschland’s capital and you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of pretzel bakeries where you can stop by for a steamy, buttery bite. And while you may have snacked on varieties in the U.S. such as cinnamon-sugar or almond-crusted, serious street foodies who make the trip to Berlin can be caught snapping photos of pretzels with poppy, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. To get a firsthand look at the traditional style of German pretzel-making, stop by the Brezel Company, which claims to be one of the few bakeries still using a traditional dough recipe for its pretzels. Pop in for one of Brezel’s bread masterpieces and a photo op with its giant wall of cooling pretzels for the picking.

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It’s a given that a trip to Hawaii includes getting sand between your toes on some of the most gorgeous beaches imaginable, but the Aloha State also offers breathtaking views of its local coffee farms. The Kona district of the Big Island is where Kona coffee is cultivated in orchards, and a trip to the region also provides views of the Mauna Loa volcano, which gives the land an immensely rich soil. Coffee lovers across the globe visit Kona to sip a fresh-ground cup brewed from local beans grown under the Hawaiian sunshine—they create a distinctly nutty taste. To get an up-close-and-personal look at the process from bean to brew, hop on one of the Kona Historical Society’s “living history” coffee farm tours. You’ll spend the day learning about Kona’s coffee history, as actors in traditional Hawaiian farm outfits enact the labors that took place on the farms decades ago. You can freely explore the rows of coffee trees and, of course, perk up with a cup of hot, 100-percent pure Kona coffee.

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GREEN TEA IN WAZUKA

Umami is the newest flavor to be discovered amongst the basic tastes, but you’re probably very familiar with its savory flavor (think mushrooms, aged cheeses and tomatoes). The biggest source of umami, which is Japanese for “good taste,” however, is green tea. Tea aficionados should make the trip to Wazuka near Kyoto, affectionately known as “Japan’s most beautiful tea town,” where Uji matcha (the base for all green tea products) is plentiful on sprawling nearby farms that have been operating for as long as 800 years. Visitors looking for a piping-hot cup of the green stuff can take a private tour of a farm or participate in a two-week-long master class on tea presented by the Global Japanese Tea Association in Wazuka. You’ll experience the tea-making process, from hand-picking tea leaves to meeting the professional farmers who have perfected the art of cultivating matcha to sampling the fruits of your labor in a traditional Senchado tea ceremony.


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TO HELP YOU FIND SOME OF THE BEST ATTORNEYS IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, across more than 28 specialties, Monmouth Health & Life contracted DataJoe Research of Boulder, Colorado to facilitate an online peervote process and create a Top Monmouth County Lawyer list. Attorneys throughout the county were asked to select peers whom they deem are the best within their practice area and whom they would seek out for particular legal needs. DataJoe checked and confirmed that each published top vote getter had, at the time of review, a current, active license status with the State of New Jersey regulatory board. If they were not able to find evidence of a lawyer’s current, active registration, he or she was excluded from the list. In addition, any lawyer who has been disciplined for an infraction by the State of New Jersey regulatory board was excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to Monmouth Health & Life for its final review. We recognize that there are many good attorneys who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within Monmouth County.

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MARKS & KLEIN

63 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701 • 732.747.7100 • marksklein.com MARKS & KLEIN founding partners and top lawyers, Gerald A. Marks and Justin M. Klein, have built an unparalleled team, recognized as one of America’s leading law firms in franchise law. The full-service law firm provides support in corporate matters, lease reviews and contract negotiations, in addition to dispute resolution services, providing conscientious, thorough and effective legal counseling for all clients on every matter. On the cutting edge of the legal world, the firm remains proud and true to its Monmouth County roots. The firm’s attorneys have experience in a broad range of specialized business law services with a strong emphasis representing clients in the franchise industry including both franchisees and franchisors at the local, national and international level. With unwavering professionalism and client care, the firm has merited a stellar reputation for its advisory services to both franchisors and franchisees in transactional matters, litigation, mergers and acquisition, growth strategies and with operational adeptness. Noted for successfully handling some of the most prominent matters in this niche market, Marks & Klein counsels clients in every aspect of the franchise relationship whether they are seeking to buy a franchise, develop a network of franchise locations or the expansion of an existing business through franchising.

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ZAGER FUCHS, PC

268 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 • 732.747.3700 • zagerfuchs.com ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW in both New Jersey and New York, top lawyer Andrew W. Krantz has over 25 years of experience combining personal attention with uncompromising ethics and skill. As a member of Zager Fuchs, Mr. Krantz’s primary areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate, estate planning and administration, commercial transactions and liquor license transfers. Through a range and depth of expertise in real estate law, Mr. Krantz has facilitated well over 10,000 successful closings in 21 New Jersey counties, and has assisted clients in the acquisition and sale of restaurants, bars and liquor stores. He is an active member of the professional community including the New Jersey Bar Association’s Section on Real Estate Property and the Real Estate Committee of the Monmouth County Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Krantz is a member of the Monmouth County Chapter of Brown University Alumni, previously interviewing students who were making application to the university and has served on the Executive Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County. A graduate of Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics, Mr. Krantz received his Juris Doctor degree from Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1990.

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DARREN O’TOOLE, ESQ.

THE LAW OFFICE OF DARREN C. O’TOOLE, LLC

1312 Atlantic Ave., Manasquan, NJ 08736 • 732.223.1400 • jerseyshorefamilylaw.com THE CHIEF GOAL at The Law Office of Darren C. O’Toole, LLC is to empower you to lead the life you were intended to lead—while ensuring that your family remains on solid ground during and after the process. We are devoted to providing top-notch legal representation for families dealing with divorce and child custody-related legal matters in Monmouth County. Our hard-working team of exceptional family law attorneys and paralegals is committed to executing every case with the utmost diligence and professionalism. We fight to get the results that matter most. Our attorneys guide clients through their complex proceedings until the very end. Rest assured that your best interests will be a top priority when you put us on your side. Darren O’Toole, Esq. has specialized in family law for over 20 years in Monmouth County. Darren has been recognized as one of the top New Jersey matrimonial attorneys by SuperLawyers for the past 5 consecutive years. Darren takes particular pride in the outstanding reviews he receives by current and former clients. Our Firm is dedicated to providing compassionate legal advocacy with a goal of securing the best possible outcome for your family.

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ADOPTION LAW AMY P. BURR The Burr Law Group, LLC 623 River Rd., Suite 2R Fair Haven, NJ 07704 732.741.1435

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AMANDA J. MASSEY

Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC 4 Paragon Way, Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732.414.0300

LYNN E. STAUFENBERG

Zager Fuchs PC 268 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.481.1274

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STEPHANIE PALO

Adams Buchan & Palo, LLC 146 Route 34, Suite 325 Holmdel, NJ 07733 732.837.4544

PATRICIA B. QUELCH

Helmer Conley & Kasselman, PA 92 West Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728 848.207.3500

BRIAN D. WINTERS

Keith, Winters, Wenning & Harris, LLC Main St. and Lareine Ave., PO Box 188 Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 732.774.1212 ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

JAMES S. BRAATEN

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JULIA S. DASARO-DRESCHER

The Dasaro Law Firm 9 Leonardville Rd. Middletown, NJ 07748 732.671.7007

ROBERT F. DISTEFANO

Clark & DiStefano, PC 1500 Meetinghouse Rd. Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732.528.9111

ROBERT K. GIBSON

I. MARK COHEN

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ROBERT C. FERNICOLA

Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson, Covelli & McPherson 301 Main St., Suite 3 Allenhurst, NJ 07711 732.663.1920

Judd Shaw Injury Law 1161 Broad St., Suite 314 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 800.365.1234

I. Mark Cohen Law Group 1 Executive Dr., Suite 6 Tinton Falls, NJ 07701 732.741.9500

JENNIFER J. MCCASKILL

JONATHAN GOLDSMITH COHEN

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SCOTT E. KAPLAN

Marks & Klein, LLP 63 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.747.7100

NATALIE L. PAVONE

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JOHN M. CANTALUPO

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TIM J. CUNNINGHAM

Archer Law 10 Highway 35 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.268.8000

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BUNCE D. ATKINSON

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JOSEPH CASELLO

Collins Vella & Casello LLC 2317 Highway 34, Suite 1A Manasquan, NJ 08736 732.751.1766

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STEVEN T. KEPPLER

JUSTIN M. KLEIN

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JASON SAAD

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Pandolfe Shaw & Rubino, LLC 215 Morris Ave. Spring Lake, NJ 07762 732.449.7500

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Clark & DiStefano, PC 1500 Meetinghouse Rd. Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732.528.9111

PAUL T. COLELLA

Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.741.3900

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KIRA S. DABBY

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L. PATRICK DACEY

Bolan Jahnsen Dacey, Esqs. 830 Broad St. Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 732.212.1200 CONSTRUCTION

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ROBERT L. HEUGLE JR.

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Law Offices of Timothy G. Hiskey, LLC 5 S. Main St. Allentown, NJ 08501 609.528.4300

CRAIG L. KLAFTER

Garland & Mason LLC 195 Route 9 South, Suite 204 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.358.2028 CORPORATE COUNSEL

MERITT B. GAVIN

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CORPORATE FINANCE/ MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

JOHN A. AIELLO

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CHRISTOPHER D. ADAMS

Adams Buchan & Palo, LLC 146 Route 34, Suite 325 Holmdel, NJ 07733 732.837.4544

TARA BRESLOW-TESTA

The Law Office of Tara Breslow-Testa 130 Maple Ave., Suite WB5 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.784.2880

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CHARLES M. CROCCO

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DAVID SALVATORE

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CLAIRE SCULLY

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ALLAN WEINBERG

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ROBIN T. WERNIK

Wernik & Salvatore 34 Village Ct. Hazlet, NJ 07730 732.201.3888

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VALERIE W. HAYNES

The Law Office of Anthony Muscente, Jr. 12 N. Main St., 2nd Fl. Allentown, NJ 08501 609.223.2363

BRIAN M. NELSON

Archer Law 10 Highway 35 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.268.8000

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MICHELE ALCALDE

Law Office of Michele Alcalde 331 Newman Springs Rd., Suite 143 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.766.1407

KEVIN I. ASADI

Zager Fuchs PC 268 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.481.1274

JUSTIN M. ENGLISH

Hartington King English, LLC 17 Broad St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.780.7100

ARI G. BURD

Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.741.3900

BRIAN J. CHABAREK

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Pringle Quinn Anzano, PC 701 Seventh Ave. Belmar, NJ 07719 732.280.2400

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JOSEPH C. DEBLASIO

McOmber & McOmber, PC 54 Shrewsbury Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.842.6500

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DANIEL F. MURPHY JR.

MICHAEL F. O'CONNOR

McMoran, O'Connor, Bramley & Burns PC 2399 Highway 34 Wall, NJ 08736 732.223.7711

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PAUL H. SCHNEIDER

Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.741.3900

CHAD WARNKEN

Archer Law 10 Highway 35 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.268.8000

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Hobbie, Corrigan & DeCarlo, PC 125 Wyckoff Rd. Eatontown, NJ 07724 732.982.4178

EVA M. FATENKO

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ELIZABETH A. HOPKINS

Peter J. Liska, LLC 766 Shrewsbury Ave. Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 732.933.7777

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Zager Fuchs PC 268 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.481.1274

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Uniglicht Helman & Bloom LLP 200 Highway 9, Suite 400 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.490.1777

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LOAFIN’ AROUND

You won’t miss the gluten, the dairy or the sugar in these delicious yet better-for-you vegan loaf desserts.

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“NOTELLA”-FILLED BANANA BREAD Yields: 1 loaf (8 generous slices)

INGREDIENTS

n4  very ripe large bananas, peeled n 1 cup buckwheat flour n 1 cup ground almonds n 7 Tbs. pure maple syrup n 2 Tbs. chia seeds n 2 Tbs. ground cinnamon n 1 cup pecans n 3 Tbs. cacao nibs (or small chunks of raw dark chocolate) n 1 medium jar chocolatehazelnut spread

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 6-by-4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl. Add the buckwheat flour, ground almonds, maple syrup, chia seeds and cinnamon and stir together well. Process the pecans in a food processor for about 30 seconds, or until they have the texture of coarse flour, then add to the bowl with the banana mixture. Add the cacao nibs (or chocolate chunks) and give it all another good stir. Spoon half the banana mixture into the lined loaf pan and smooth the top with the spoon. Cover with a layer of chocolate-hazelnut spread, again smoothing it out to make it even. Spoon the remaining banana mixture on top and smooth it out once more. Bake for an hour, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. If there is chocolate on the skewer, don’t worry, as the filling is meant to be slightly gooey. As long as the banana loaf mixture is cooked, that’s fine. Let the loaf cool, then slice. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or freeze for up to two months.

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LEMON FOR SHIZZLE MY DRIZZLE CAKE Yields: 1 loaf (8 generous slices)

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

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Process the oats in a food processor or high-speed blender for about 30 seconds, or until they form a flour. Mix with the ground almonds, coconut sugar and chia seeds in a mixing bowl.

 cup gluten-free rolled oats 1 1½ cups ground almonds ½ cup coconut sugar 2 Tbs. chia seeds 1 cup almond milk ½ cup coconut oil, melted 1 lemon, juice and finely grated zest n 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract n ½ cup poppy seeds FOR THE DRIZZLE n 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice n 1 Tbs. pure maple syrup n 1 Tbs. coconut milk

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 6-by-4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

Stir in the almond milk, melted coconut oil, lemon zest and juice and vanilla until well combined, then stir in the poppy seeds. Spoon the mixture evenly into the lined loaf pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden on top and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool before you make the drizzle. TO MAKE THE DRIZZLE When the cake is cool, stir all the drizzle ingredients together in a mixing bowl until smooth, then drizzle over the top of the cake. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for up to two months.

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PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN LOAF Yields: 1 loaf (8 generous slices)

INGREDIENTS

 cup almond milk ¾ 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar 1½ cups ground almonds 1 flaxseed “egg” ½ cup cashew butter ½ cup coconut oil, melted ½ cup plus 2 Tbs. pure maple syrup n 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract n ½ pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 2 or 3 thin rings n n n n n n n

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 6-by-4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. To make the flaxseed “egg,” mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds with 3 tablespoons water and let sit for 10 minutes, or until you have a gloopy mixture. Combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar in a mixing bowl and set aside. In another mixing bowl, mix the ground almonds with the flaxseed “egg,” then stir in the cashew butter, melted coconut oil, ½ cup of the maple syrup and the vanilla until well combined. Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup over the bottom of the prepared loaf pan, place the pineapple rings over the syrup, then pour in the cake batter. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan, then place a plate over the loaf pan and, holding them both together, flip the pan so the cake sits on the plate, with the pineapple on top. Store in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for up to two months.

All recipes and photos are reprinted with permission from Vegan Treats: Easy Vegan Bites & Bakes by Emma Hollingsworth. Photos by Jen Rich © Kyle Books.

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Get Culture with a Spoon

Greek yogurt has protein, calcium, vitamins and—yes—a bit of fat. What’s wrong with that? The 1980s brought us several misguided fads, among them big hair, shoulder pads and a complete shunning of high-fat foods. Fortunately, we now know better, and avocado, coconut and dairy products such as Greek yogurt are allowed back in the house. For good reason, too. Greek yogurt, made by fermenting milk and straining it three times to remove the whey, is a staple in a heart-healthy diet and contains probiotics that experts believe may aid the digestive system and help maintain a healthy gut. With less sugar and a bit more fat than regular yogurt, it can help stabilize your blood-glucose levels, leave you feeling satisfied longer and aid in keeping your weight in check. In other words, it’s a big, fat Greek health boon. POWER UP Why Greek? Regular yogurt is strained only twice, leaving behind more whey and sugars. Greek or “strained” yogurt, on the other hand, is lower in sugar and more densely packed with the good stuff—protein, calcium and fat. A serving (²/³ cup) of plain Greek yogurt contains about 130 calories and 5 grams of naturally occurring sugar. It also provides 11 grams of musclebuilding protein and 100 milligrams (or 10 percent of the daily recommended value) of bone-strengthening calcium. When Greek yogurt is made with whole milk, a serving has about eight grams of fat. Those concerned with fat intake can opt for a nonfat variety, which is produced with skim milk. But a 2018 study suggested that high-fat dairy products can be more beneficial in boosting cardiovascular health and reducing inflammation than fat-free or low-fat products and that they can help the body store vitamin D. Yogurt also contains cultures called Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, gut-healthy probiotics that may benefit the digestive system. (Note: For a product to be labeled and sold as yogurt, the Food and Drug Administration requires that it be cultured with at least those two strains, but other probiotics are sometimes added to the products as well.)

Yogurt may also help prevent high blood pressure in women, more than other dairy products such as milk and cheese, according to a 2016 study presented at the American Heart Association’s annual conference. And it may be a mood booster. A 2017 study found that Lactobacillus in yogurt can lower blood levels of a compound called kynurenine, which is linked to depression. BUY/STORE/SERVE When shopping for yogurt, you’ll want to look for a few things on the container. Some products are heated after fermentation, a process that kills the active bacteria. To make sure you’re selecting a brand with all the health perks, check for a label that says “live and active cultures” on the side or underneath the container. Another thing to look for is the amount of sugar in the yogurt. Because it’s a dairy product, even plain Greek yogurt will have a nominal amount of naturally occurring sugar, and that’s OK. What you want to avoid, though, is flavored yogurt or a non-dairy yogurt, each of which can have upwards of 30 grams of added sugar in a serving. That’s more sugar than a doughnut contains and 5 full grams more than a day’s worth for women, according to the American Heart Association’s guidelines. Instead, buy plain Greek yogurt. If the tanginess is too much for your taste buds, add a teaspoon or two of honey or organic jam and top it off with some blueberries for an added boost of antioxidants. When it comes to serving yogurt, parfaits or smoothies are the usual go-to. But think of it as something beyond simply a sweet and tangy snack. Mix yogurt with garlic, onions and herbs for a dip, or use it in place of mayo for sandwiches or when making chicken, tuna or potato salad. It also can be put to work as a healthy substitute for sour cream on a sweet potato, on top of a burger or in baking recipes—remember, though, that heating the product will kill the healthy bacteria so it won’t have the digestive benefits it has when eaten cold. —Liz Donovan

DID YOU KNOW? U.K. courts have ruled that in Britain a product marketed as Greek yogurt must, like Belgian beer, come from its namesake nation. But no such rule applies in the U.S., and even the Brits can enjoy French toast from anywhere. MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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Golden & Delicious

{ SPIRITS }

You’ll certainly like them apples when they’re concocted in this zesty, seasonal cocktail.

APPLE CIDER AUTUMN SANGRIA INGREDIENTS

FOR THE PITCHER: ■ 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving ■ 2 medium apples, thinly sliced ■ 1 medium pear, thinly sliced ■ 1 medium orange, thinly sliced ■ ²⁄³ cup pomegranate seeds ■ 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine ■ 2 cups apple cider ■ ½ cup brandy ■ ¼ cup orange juice ■ 2 Tbs. lemon juice ■ club soda, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

■ Place the cinnamon sticks and fruit into a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice and lemon juice. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 3–24 hours (6–8 hours is best). ■ Pour the sangria and fruit into glasses. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of sallysbakingaddiction.com

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Be There

From festivals and fundraisers to concerts and competitions, there’s something for everyone this month in Monmouth County.

NOV 9 Jumpstart your holiday shopping at Fort Monmouth Recreation Center’s annual FALL CRAFT SHOW in Tinton Falls. More than 50 unique, local vendors will sell their handmade projects from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Best yet? Admission is FREE, all the more reason to buy more stuff while you’re shopping! Learn more—and find out how to sign up to be a vendor—by calling 848.456.4268, ext. 5.

NOV 9 While you’re in the shopping mood, scour through pretty and unique vintage finds at the “best flea market on the Jersey Shore,” also known as the LATE FALL FLEA MARKET at The Historic Village at Allaire in Allaire State Park in Wall. From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., shop for vintage books, art, knick-knacks and handmade items. A food truck, a bakery and a general store will also be open. Admission: $2, which goes toward The Historic Village at Allaire. Learn more at allairevillage.org.

NOV 14 Whether you’re simply looking to get outdoors or are a bird-watching expert, enjoy a laid-back morning with nature at THE CASUAL BIRDER birdwalk at Crosswicks Creek Park in Upper Freehold. For one hour, meander around the park to spot the wildlife—a limited number of binoculars will be available for use free of charge. Admission is FREE, and open to anybody age 8 and older. Meet at the Province Line Road parking lot at 9 a.m. Co.monmouth.nj.us has more details.

NOV 14 Treat yourself to a mouthwatering four-course meal made fresh by Chopped winner Chef Lauren Covas at the FAMILY STYLE FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER at the greenhouse of Beyond Organic Growers in Freehold. Some of the delicious menu items include a fresh burrata appetizer, a BLT salad, marinated pork tenderloin entrée and individual New York-style cheesecakes for dessert. The meal is $99 per person and BYOB, and there will be live music while you dine. Learn more and get tickets at beyondorganicgrowers.com.

NOV 16 If you’ve got a little bit of experience with a bow and arrow, show ’em what you’ve got at OPEN SHOOT ARCHERY at the Thompson Park Activity Barn in Lincroft. You’ll practice your skills Hunger Games-style at this indoor range from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where all equipment is provided. Just be sure to dress accordingly, as the barn is not heated! Admission is $10 per person via cash or check— ages 10 and up are welcome. To learn more, check out monmouthcountyparks.

November 16 OPEN SHOOT ARCHERY its Christmas Rocks! Tour, the band, which features a 19-piece orchestra, will perform songs from its four best-selling holiday albums. Tickets range from $35–$125. For more information or to reserve your seats, visit thebasie.org.

NOV 21 If you’re looking for ways to rev up your business in 2020, get a head start at the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT presentation at the Shrewsbury branch of the Monmouth County Library. Former owner of Red Bank Limo Bill Atkins will bring humorous anecdotes and engaging conversation with tips on how to grow your business and increase your customer base. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is FREE but guests must register in advance at eventbrite.com.

NOV 22–JAN 4 Load your car with snacks and bring the entire family to the MAGIC OF LIGHTS festival, a drivethrough Christmas lights display at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Motorists can pass through the facility from 5 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and from 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The display will be closed on New Year’s Eve. Vehicle passes start at $20 online and can be purchased at magicoflights.com/newjersey.

the bond between owner and pet. Admission is $10. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, visit monmouthmuseum.org.

NOV 30 Walk off all those sweet potatoes and pie at Matawan borough’s 5K TURKEY TROT & FITNESS WALK. The race, which kicks off at 10 a.m., will take participants through an officially certified 5K course in Terhune Park. There will also be a FREE kiddie run at 10:45 a.m. for the little ones. Registration for the adult race is $20, and proceeds benefit Matawan’s programs and events. Learn more at runsignup.com.

NOV 30 Skip Black Friday but put on your spending shoes for the kickoff of the ASBURY PARK HOLIDAY BAZAAR, which opens for the season at 11 a.m. in the Grand Arcade and Convention Hall. The sale features local and regional artists and vendors, who will sell their unique, vintage and handmade items. Stick around for the Christmas tree lighting, which takes place at 7 p.m. Can’t make it on this day? The bazaar will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in December until Christmas. For more information, visit asburyparkbazaar.com.

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NOV 19 Swing into the season at Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, which hosts the Grammy Award winning BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA at 7:30 p.m. As part of

Whether you fancy cats or prefer pooches, you’ll want to drop by the Monmouth Museum from 4 to 6 p.m. for the opening reception of PETOPIA, a holiday exhibit of pet portraits. Each work highlights

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Where To Eat

Getting three squares a day has never been easier—Monmouth County is home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings.

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MODINE 601 Mattison Ave. 732.893.5300 modineasbury.com

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AVENUE 23 Ocean Ave. 732.759.2900 leclubavenue.com

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NEIL MICHAEL’S STEAKHOUSE 1104 Rte. 36 732.217.3626 neilmichaelsteakhouse.com

TUZZIO’S 224 Westwood Ave. 732.222.9614 tuzzios.com

PASCAL & SABINE 601 Bangs Ave. 732.774.3395 pascalandsabine.com PORTA 911 Kingsley St. 732.776.7661 pizzaporta.com

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS COPPER CANYON 51 First Ave. 732.291.8444 thecoppercanyon.com HARBORSIDE GRILL 40 First Ave. 732.291.0066 ahwinebar.com

AVON-BY-THE-SEA CLEMENTINE’S 306 Main St. 732.988.7979 clementinesavon.com

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LA MONDINA 110 Union Ave. 732.612.8331 lamondinabrielle.com

ENGLISHTOWN ROSALITA’S ROADSIDE CANTINA 180 Rte. 9 732.617.0099 rosalitasnj.com

YESTERDAY’S RESTAURANT 3153 Rte. 35 732.264.3777 yesterdaysnj.com

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CORNUCOPIA RESTAURANT 98 Maple Pl. 732.739.6888 cornucopiakeyport.com

THE COMMITTED PIG 152 Main St. 732.223.0030 thecommittedpig.com

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NONNA’S CITI CUCINA 190 Rte. 9 N. 732.536.9050 nonnasnj.net

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MOLINARI’S 312 W. Sylvania Ave. 732.775.7733 molinaris.biz

OCEAN ILLIANO’S 933 W. Park Ave. 732.493.2003 illianosrestaurant.net PICCOLA ITALIA 837 W. Park Ave. 732.493.3090 piccolaitalianj.com

RED BANK BIRRAVINO 183 Riverside Ave. 732.842.5990 birravino.com B2 BISTRO + BAR 141 Shrewsbury Ave. 732.268.8555 b2bistro.com CATCH 19 19 Broad St. 732.268.8543 catch19redbank.com

NICHOLAS 160 Rte. 35 S. 732.345.9977 restaurantnicholas.com PATRIZIA’S 28 Broad St. 732.741.5555 patrizias.com VIA45 45 Broad St. 732.450.9945 via45.com

RUMSON BARNACLE BILL’S 1 First St. 732.747.8396 barnaclebillsrumson.com SALT CREEK GRILLE 4 Bingham Ave. 732.933.9272 saltcreekgrille.com

SEA BRIGHT ANJELICA’S 1070 Ocean Ave. 732.842.2800 anjelicas.com

SEA GIRT FRATELLO’S 810 The Plaza 732.974.8833 fratellosnj.com

SPRING LAKE LARIMAR RESTAURANT 1311 Third Ave. 732.359.6700 larimarrestaurant.com WHISPERS 200 Monmouth Ave. 732.974.9755 whispersrestaurant.com

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CHAR 33 Broad St., 732.450.2427 charsteakhouse.com

MEEMOM’S 1825 Rte. 35 732.359.8544 meemoms.com

DANNY’S 11 Bridge Ave. 732.741.6900 dannyssteakhouse.com

MOSSUTO’S MARKET & CAFE 2029 Rte. 35 S. 732.449.8058 mossutosmarket.com

MOLLY PITCHER INN 88 Riverside Ave. 732.747.2500 themollypitcher.com

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THE SALTY WHALE AND GUESTHOUSE 390 E. Main St. 732.592.3344 thesaltywhale.com


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RESTAURANT REVIEWS:

Turkey Day Every Day

This trio will help you enjoy a Thanksgiving feast any time of year.

It was around this time every year throughout my childhood that I’d pose a serious question to my mother, “Why do we eat roasted turkey once, maybe twice, a year when it’s so darn good?” Mom usually responded with a side-eyed glance, a non-verbal that, in the nicest terms, probably meant: “When you’re doing all the work, you’ll realize why.” Now I know. And that’s why I’m thankful that many Monmouth County restaurants serve Thanksgiving fare (and variations of it) throughout the year. Below are three favorites that welcome you with hearty meals—and not just on Turkey Day.

cranberry sauce. A generous side portion of fluffy mashed potatoes was served with more of the rich gravy, rounding out my Thanksgiving in spring. Of course, Colts Neck Inn has plenty of steak and chop options if you fancy red meat. Try the rack of lamb or 24-ounce porterhouse if you’re in the holiday mood. Colts Neck Inn Steak & Chop House, 6 County Road Rte. 537 W., Colts Neck, 732.462.0383

Photos courtesy of Colts Neck Inn, Salt Creek Grille, 2nd Floor Restaurant

Salt Creek Grille

Colts Neck Inn Steak & Chop House

Colts Neck Inn Steak & Chop House Don’t let the name fool you—one of our area’s best steakhouses does a great bird too. If you’re not cooking at home on Nov. 28, the Colts Neck Inn has a family-style Thanksgiving dinner complete with a whole turkey carved at your table, all the trimmings and pie or ice cream for dessert. Craving a Thanksgiving feast in March? Colts Neck Inn’s open face hot turkey sandwich is a diner’s dream that warmed my heart when I tried it this spring. The plate came with a molehill of fresh roasted turkey breast, moist and flavorful on its own but extra tasty with the accompanying homemade gravy and

Salt Creek Grille It’s no secret that this Rumson hotspot dishes out some of the finest steaks and seafood, but did you know it also has a top-notch Thanksgiving day menu? From traditional meats like roasted turkey (they have an all-you-can-eat option) to alternative options like Faroe Islands salmon, the holiday menu is sure to please. Of course, dining here is a special occasion any time of year. The aforementioned salmon is a regular menu item, but my go-to entrée here is the short rib rigatoni. Many at-home Thanksgivings have a pasta course, but you won’t need much more after eating this. The slow-braised beef is a dish on its own, but it’s the perfect combo when paired with the al dente rigatoni, which comes with roasted mushrooms and butternut squash. Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Ave., Rumson, 732.933.9272

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2nd Floor Restaurant Thanksgiving dinner is always a treat, and so is scoring a table at this hidden gem in Long Branch. The small but cozy dining area creates an intimate atmosphere, so it’s probably not ideal if you’re looking for a place to feed the extended family (though I’m certain accommodations can be made). Food is what matters most here, and this fine-dining establishment has never disappointed. Though atypical of a Thanksgiving meal, the chicken liver pâté and Caprese salad are wonderful starters. For the main course, there are plenty of steak, seafood and pasta options—but mom’s roast chicken is the way to go. The juicy half bird is reminiscent of a perfectly oven-roasted turkey and even comes with a side of cranberries and memorable sweet potato dumplings. 2nd Floor Restaurant, 71 Brighton Ave., Long Branch, 732.443.7399

—Darius Amos

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Gatherings

Whether it’s at a fundraiser or a volunteering event, Monmouth residents always show up to support their friends and neighbors. 2

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HOLY CROSS ACADEMY

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County recently held its Women Build Days. Volunteers from throughout the county gathered to construct a new ramp for a family in need in Freehold. 1 Habitat for Humanity volunteers gather for a photo before getting to work.

Bishop David O’Connell celebrated Mass in Holy Cross Church to commemorate the opening of the new Holy Cross Academy in Rumson. The entire student body, parents, faculty and staff attended the Mass. 2 Mayor Joseph Hemphill, Congressman Chris Smith and Rumson Police Lt. Christopher York. 3 Bishop David O’Connell with eighthgrade Student Ambassadors and the Student Council executive board members. Top row, left to right, Alexis Marchakitus, William Keegan, Matthew Wilhelm, Caellum Moran, Devyn Gwydir, Jack Jaenicke, Declan MacGregor, Jamie Lista, Lorraine Lombardo and Maureen Donovan. Bottom row, left to right, Lillian Malone, Luke Roth, Duncan Straine, Macy Swanton, Madison York, Allison Urbanski, Olivia Raymond and Sophia Ramos.

UNITED WAY OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES Wall-based United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties recently gave a $30,000 grant to Toms River Regional Schools to support pre-vocational studies at High School South. 5 From left to right, Russell Corby, Mike Citta, Lori-Anne McLane, Joseph Nardini.

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4 MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER The Leon Hess Cancer Center Council hosted the 5th Annual Swing Pink event on Sept. 23 at the Navesink Country Club. Guests enjoyed a morning of golf, tennis, paddle and pickle ball, followed by a luncheon with guest speaker and grateful patient Kelly Thomas, who captured the room with her story as a breast cancer survivor. Proceeds from this year’s event go toward the purchase of the Hologic Selenia 2D Mammography unit, which provides patients with low dose digital exposure and excellent image quality. The Swing Pink Committee continues to raise awareness for programs and top-of-the-line equipment for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. 4 Eric Carney, Monmouth Medical Center CEO and president; Terry Ingram, Monmouth Medical Center Foundation advisory board member; Stephanie Flynn, Swing Pink co-chair; Kelly Thomas; Debbie Memmott, Swing Pink co-chair; Claire Knopf, MMCF board chair. MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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Habitat for Humanity (1), Office of Congressman Chris Smith (2,3), Monmouth Medical Center (4), United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (5)

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