Tag Archives: Red Bank

BEER, BOURBON, BBQ YEAR OF THE CHICKEN: AN EPICUREAN ADVENTURE

Annual events have a tendency to become stale and in time mundane. An exception is the happily titled Beer, Bourbon, BBQ, Year of the Chicken, a suburban, backyard food and drink extravaganza that sprang from the minds of Sissy and Rick Norman. That spark of an idea would become an epic conflagration — with the help of Dave Mayhew and his wife Jen — into the 2017 celebration of professional chefs, bartenders, beer brewers, and entertainers seen in the pictures below.

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A SAINTED SEND-OFF

Sweet and minty, these brownies were made with creme de menthe by Linda Vanderslice, a former neighbor and friend on the street we just moved away from. They represent years of experience in baking and if what they say about food equating to love is true, then the cocoon of a cul de sac that we lived on was a truly blessed place.

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OPENING NIGHT: LITTLE SILVER’S GRAZE IS A HIT

Graze Restaurant: The newest culinary offering from Chef Laercio Chamon had its debut last night and by all indications, this place is hot.

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OFF THE BEATEN PATH: ROOTS RUN DEEP

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A moment of pure bliss: I’m standing in the Fair Haven Fields community garden under a wall of eight foot tall sunflowers. It’s a hot-muggy 90 degrees already, but in this split second I’m alone with the honey bees and all I can smell, and all I can see is green. A thousand different aspects of green.

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CHOPPED: NOT A SALAD BUT A TV SHOW

Tonight on Food Network, the TV show Chopped will feature two spectacular chefs.

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Laercio Chamon Jr. aka Junior, executive chef at Zoe in Little Silver, NJ and Lauren Van Liew, chef and owner of Chef Covas Catering in Red Bank, NJ are just two of the contestants facing off over picnic baskets filled with who-knows-what ingredients.

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