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WARM YOUR BONES WITH THIS WINTERTIME POT ROAST RECIPE

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There’s no more denying; winter is here, and I’ll be living in three layers, under a blanket, with a glass of red wine or dark beer within arms reach for the next four months. There are stocks of turkey vegetable and potato leek soup crowding my freezer, but on the first truly biting day of […]


REVIEW // MOGO KOREAN FUSION TACOS

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MOGO’s tacos bring all the flavor, satisfaction, and paper-plate charm of your standard boardwalk food stand, however, the co-mingling of Korean-inspired ingredients within the classically comforting portable pouch of the taco makes MOGO an Asbury Park boardwalk must-try.  The novelty of fusion dining is undoubtedly a great way to get people to stop in and […]


REVIEW: THE ACROPOLIS DINER

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The Acropolis Diner, simply put, is a Diner, with a capital “D.” The menu doesn’t stray far from the usual diner fare, and aside from dozens of trophies for god-only-knows placed about the open kitchen, the decor is remarkably unremarkable. But, man, has that place got diner down pat. From the open kitchen revealing little […]


REVIEW: TOAST

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Smack in the middle of the heart of downtown Asbury Park, Toast exemplifies the small city, big personality vibe upon which the town has come to pride itself. The decor of this early dining establishment is somewhat kitschy, with mason jars for light fixtures, Christmas lights strung from the ceiling, and the occasional chicken shaped […]


REVIEW: EL COTIJA A.K.A. DOLLAR TACO

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For a poor twenty-something working a part-time job that pays in peanuts, I have been especially poor as of late and have found dining out (even at my usual low-budget haunts) increasingly difficult. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel of destitution, and that shining beacon of hope for the down, […]


REVIEW: JOSE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

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Jose’s Mexican Restaurant offers exactly what I look for in Mexican food: big portions and big flavor with only a tiny dent in my wallet. Located in Spring Lake Heights, next to a laundromat twice the restaurant’s size, it’s easy to pass by this gem without noticing its existence. However, as with any good hole […]


REVIEW: BOND STREET BAR

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I like to think of Bond Street Bar’s blurry-eyed logo as a sign of things to come. The drinks are cheap, and they offer a not-too-shabby variety of beers. So on any Friday night (or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday) you could easily leave unable to tell whether their logo is made to look fuzzy […]


REVIEW: RON’S WEST END PUB

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Last week, I set out to write a review of Bond Street Bar but was discouraged when my lazy ass didn’t make it there until the barflies had taken over. I could no longer find a place to sit and enjoy my gluttonous pleasures properly. Luckily, my ever present pig-out partner was by my side, and he […]


REVIEW: BELMAR’S 10TH AVE BURRITO

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Editors Note: Belmar got its ass kicked during Hurricane Sandy. The boardwalk is trashed. The whole town basically flooded. I grew up next door to Belmar in Avon and spent much of my youth hanging out on the other side of the bridge. So it’s depressing to see what’s happening over there. But like the […]


REVIEW: NEPTUNE’S LOCAL SMOKE BBQ

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Red checked tablecloths, counter service, food served in plastic baskets lined with wax paper. Now this is fucking barbecue. Local Smoke’s business seems mainly based in take-out, but my boyfriend/partner in gluttony and I decided to eat-in for the full experience. We were drawn to this location because a friend claimed they made a tasty […]



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