Sal's Tavern in Red Bank, NJ
Does anyone remember going to Sal's Tavern in Red Bank, NJ? I lived in the area as a kid, and still remember their incredible marinara sauce. I am wondering if anyone knows the recipe (or how to get the recipe) for Sal's unique marinara??? I wish the restaurant/tavern were still open!
Any input would be helpful. Thanks!
Wow! I remember going there as a kid too. I have no idea about the recipe but will ask around and see if anyone I know can come up with it. I've since moved away but will be visiting soon.
juliea, try posting this on the New Jersey Board to widen your search.
I remember Sal's very well; their county wide friendly service was legendary and although I felt the marinara was over rated, customers loved the sauce and adored the owners.
I remember Sal's Tavern. Lived in the area as a kid. They had birch beer on tap, served in beer mugs, for us kids, in the day(1960's). I guess so we could feel like we were grown-ups having a beer. :)
Very basic, red sauce, old school Italian. Ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, etc. all done very well.
I remember the heavenly, warmed, Italian bread(crisp on the outside, and fluffy as as a cloud inside) they'd serve in a basket, along with a side of butter patties, with their dinners.
It was a "tavern" in the true sense of the word.
Their marinara, as I remember it, was very simple, but good. My guess would be just pureed canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, dried basil and oregano.