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Straight From The Table: June 2016

This is a love story, complete with love in every bite and a happy ending! We LOVED this restaurant. We loved the food. We loved the soft lighting and the soothing décor. We loved the staff, including the bubbly Gayle, known as Mama Gayle; the supremely talented chef Chris Atamian, and our server Alexandria, who had her own tale to share. Chef Chris has a real pedigree, despite having just turned 30. He worked at Joe and Maggie’s for the late Joe Romanowski, whom he considers a great ...

DAY TRIP: Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids

Sometimes, the ideal day trip doesn’t require making much of a trip at all. If you’re craving a good, old-fashioned visit to a boardwalk town – but don’t want to fight summertime traffic down to the more southern parts of the Jersey shore – Keansburg is the perfect Bayshore area option. For generations, local residents have known and loved Keansburg Amusement Park as a terrific and affordable family-friendly destination to while away the hours on a fun summer day. For more than 110 ...

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Doughnuts!

Wouldn’t you like to shake the hand of the person who invented the doughnut (or donut)? Deep-fried, tender and soft, ooey gooey jelly, jam, or custard-filled, chocolate glazed or powdered, sweet and oh-so-satisfying with a cup of coffee, a doughnut is the ultimate temptation for everyone. Frying strips of pastry dough goes back to the time of ancient Greeks and Romans. During medieval times, Arabs enjoyed frying unsweetened yeast dough and dousing the cakes in syrup. Northern Europe took ...

Historic Havens: Strauss Mansion

This lavish three-story Victorian home that sits high atop a hill in Atlantic Highlands was used as the summer cottage of merchant Adolph Strauss and his wife Jeanette. Designed by architect Solomon H. Cohen and built in 1893 during the Gilded Age, this opulent mansion has three imposing towers and 21 rooms, with incredible architectural details, including stained glass, crystal chandeliers, a breathtaking mahogany central stair, and inlaid parquet floors. The house offers fantastic views of ...

Brookdale Scholarship Ball Raises Record Amount

More than 250 community members and area dignitaries helped raise a record amount for local students during the Brookdale Community College Foundation’s 2016 Scholarship Ball, held May 27 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event, which featured dinner, dancing, live entertainment and more than 100 prize auctions, raised more than $96,000 for student scholarships and support services at Brookdale. “We could not be more grateful to the hundreds of community members ...