Archive for the ‘Monmouth Street’ Category

How horrible is it that I have no desire to check out the Street Fair today? I drove by (on Maple) and saw the crowds and it freaked me out just looking at it. I tend not to have a good time in large crowds. I get claustrophobic! 😦 That’s not to say I don’t go to fairs and festivals or open air markets, but I’m usually in and out in a flash. Or if alcohol is available it tends to calm my nerves.

Another reason I’m not tempted to go down there is because we really need to pinch pennies now that we are moving at the end of the month. I don’t really have the funds to purchase anything which is the fun of going to such things, ya know?

Instead I’m gonna stay home and make some coconut curried chicken and eggplant for dinner. 🙂


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Erasure is coming to the Count Basie on Saturday, August 4th.  I’m so there!  It’s no secret – I love the 80s!  I’m an 80s DJ, doncha’know.  So naturally, I love me some Erasure!  I am really excited about seeing them there!  Anybody want to meetup???

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A new sushi place moved in town called Sogo Sushi at 60 Monmouth Street. What sets it apart from other sushi is that it is made with brown rice.  No white rice used in anything.

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I had the Sogo Special Salad (spinach, romaine, asparagus, avocado) and special eel roll. He had an order of smoked salmon sashimi and spicy & spicy roll. My salad was kinda blah, but the rolls were quite yummy.

While not necessarily a sit down joint, there are two small tables in there (which we took advantage of). So if you’re looking to sit down with a large group this is not an option for you. However, if you want good sushi for take-out then I would suggest it. Delivery is available for lunch only with order of over $15.00.

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My guy and I decided to dine out in town tonight and he suggested the Broadway Grill. We’ve eaten there a few times and while the food is always fine, the service isn’t the greatest. Despite our young server forgetting his iced tea refill the first time he asked, it wasn’t too bad service-wise.

We had the grilled vegetable platter to start. It was quite yummy, especially the eggplant. I love anything eggplant, though. Our dinner salads were quite good! He had the chicken cobb salad and I opted for the BBQ salmon salad. I think that might be my new favorite salad now. I’m going to have to try to replicate it at home.

After dinner we decided to walk it off by heading down Broad, then onto Front, and to Riverview Gardens Park. It was a glorious night for a walk. I need to get out more now that nicer weather is here.

A friend is coming to visit tomorrow. It’s her first time to Red Bank. We’re going to do lunch. I think I might just take her to the Broadway Grill tomorrow. I think it’s too soon to have the BBQ salmon salad again, though. However, I will suggest she try it. 🙂

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I finally went in there tonight! I was all by my lonesome which was unfortunate because I would have loved to gush over the menu with someone. It’s truly amazing. It was very difficult for me to make a decision! Everything sounded so good and everything is reasonably priced.

I started with a really yummy piece of buttered white bread – it tasted homemade.  For my drink , I had the black currant tea which came in a cute little tea pot.  As for entree, I chose something on the Euro side of the menu.  The braised chicken with sautéed dumplings (spaetzle) caught my eye.  It was a good choice, too!  The chicken was simply sumptuous! The spaetzle was perfect, I could have eaten a whole plate of it!

I didn’t eat all of my chicken on purpose, though. I wanted dessert. So I got the chocolate macaroon fudge cake. It hit the spot!

Now I can’t wait to go back again. I don’t think it could accommodate a McFoodie meetup, unfortunately. It’s perfect for an intimate party of 2 or a small group. I know I’ll be back again soon — with the ‘hubby’ in tow. 🙂

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I read some comments over on Red Bank Green that leads me to believe that not too many people like the 2 Chinese restaurants we have here.  I must admit my experience with both have been underwhelming.

If I have to pick one here in town it would have to be China Moon.

While not great, it seems a bit better than Jade Garden.  

Unless the restaurant is outstanding, I’d rather make my own than order out.  I love to cook and I’m good at it.  I often shop at the Crown Palace Asian Food Market up in Middletown.  I love Asian cuisine and I do a pretty good job of it at home. 🙂

I really want to try the Eurasian Eatery, though.  It’s a sit-down place on Monmouth Street.  Not really an Asian restaurant per se, but they offer some Asian fare.  I only hear good things about it.  So I must check it out sometime.

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