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seal Nov 1, 2012 04:38 AM

Just thought this thread might be more relavant to our lives for the next few days to a week, although you wouldn't believe the hoops I had to jump through to get online.

To start:
Fireside in Marlboro

  1. fershore Nov 4, 2012 09:06 AM

    Rise n Shine and Cobblestone diners, both Eatontown

    1. fershore Nov 3, 2012 01:12 PM

      MJs in Tinton Falls
      Rooneys, Long Branch

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        MarlboroMan Nov 3, 2012 02:52 PM

        All Seasons II diner in ... Manalapan? Freehold? One of those anyway, Rt. 9 north opened today. We had lunch at the Marlboro Renaissance diner. Never saw it so packed!

        Never saw Wegman's so crowded, either. Didn't expect the shelves to be so well-stocked. Got everything on our list except bacon (only because my wife forgot, and crowds freak her out, so we had to get out of there!)

        1. re: MarlboroMan
          charmel Nov 4, 2012 08:50 AM

          Wegman's deserves everyone's business in the Marlboro/Manalapan area. They were the only supermarket fully operational during the storm and after. They spend the money on being equipped with a powerful enough generator and should be commended for that. All their new stores are built that way. They had total refrigeration going at all times and were receiving deliveries every day. They saved our area from starvation and total panic. They were soooo well organized and the staff did its best to help people. They were getting ice deliveries every day and they were fully stocked with dairy, bread, produce, firewood, water, etc. Kudos to you Wegmans for a top notch operation. You have always had my business and always will!

          1. re: charmel
            equal_Mark Nov 4, 2012 01:15 PM

            Wegman's also provided free charging for phones and laptops as well as free Wi-Fi access.

      2. equal_Mark Nov 3, 2012 05:24 AM

        Sultan Wok on Rt. 35 Eatontown is open.

        Acme Supermarket in Lincroft is open selling meat, dairy, frozen foods and has NO LINES!

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          Tapas52 Nov 3, 2012 06:49 AM

          Shoprite in Brick Rt70 is open

        2. HillJ Nov 2, 2012 07:04 PM

          Does anyone know the status of Red Sky Restaurant in Keyport?

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            equal_Mark Nov 2, 2012 07:13 PM

            Given their location, I would expect that they had a few stray boats left on their roof.

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              HillJ Nov 2, 2012 07:39 PM

              Given the randomness of the hurricane, I'll have to try to get down there rather than accept your answer. Without hope, I'll just be missing their delicious crabs benedict.

              The boats could be seen literally sitting on Hwy. 35 North.

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                equal_Mark Nov 2, 2012 07:54 PM

                There was no randomness of this storm, Anything less than 12 feet above the water level at the western end of Raritan Bay was swamped. Have not been here but given descriptions it seems likely that Red Sky, located in a marina parking lot, was likely under this threshold. Will be interested in the report...

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                  HillJ Nov 2, 2012 08:54 PM

                  If I'm allowed inside that part of Keyport I'll be sure to report back, if not the police will certainly fill me in. My reference to "random" e-M was in relation to the areas hit badly and the areas not hit at all...even along water areas...and most certainly towns that were nowhere near water but the winds took out chunks of the community anyway.

                  1. re: HillJ
                    JenniS Nov 3, 2012 08:21 AM

                    According to an FB post from Red Sky they did suffer water damage but will rebuild and reopen. From the outside the restaurant appears to have taken on considerably less damage than others in the area.

                    Whole Foods on 35 in Middletown is also up and running.

                    1. re: JenniS
                      HillJ Nov 3, 2012 09:10 AM

                      Thanks JenniS. I was surprised as well by the varying degrees of damage in such a small area of Keyport. I posted my findings while trying to drive around this morning on the other thread.

                      I think WF was the first place I stopped for food and a cell charge after getting gas at the Hess on that corner (tg, before the rationing).

          2. Bossa_Nova Nov 2, 2012 06:14 PM

            Maloneys on Main street in Matawan is open running on a generator. Limited menu, burgers and sandwiches but the beer is cold.

            1. Bossa_Nova Nov 2, 2012 07:01 AM

              It's not Monmouth County, but Delorenzo'a is open in Robbinsville and was great as usual last night. No more crowded than usual.

              1. equal_Mark Nov 1, 2012 10:11 AM

                10th Ave. Burrito in Belmar is open.

                Local Smoke BBQ in Cookstown is also open.

                Called at least a dozen random Monmouth County restaurants and the 1 place that answered (Acapulquenos in Long Branch) had no power.

                Here is a listing of Monmouth County restaurants if you'd like to try calling places you'd be interested in:


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                  mstrblstr Nov 1, 2012 04:32 PM

                  Basil Ts is open

                2. Deb Van D Nov 1, 2012 09:49 AM

                  Charley's in No. Long Branch, lots of sand to Avenel Blvd, but open. Not exactly thrilling food-wise, but the bar cheers my heart.

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                    jsfein Nov 1, 2012 06:54 AM

                    I was going to start a similar thread. Hope all our NJ CH users made it through safe. Glad to know about Fireside as its not too far. Also in the same vicinity (western Monmouth):

                    Frankie Fed's (open since Tuesday) in Freehold...complete mob scene
                    Krispy Pizza in Freehold opened last night...pizza only

                    As for food stores, I believe all Wegmans are open (limited prepared foods available, I think). I stopped in the Manalapan store yesterday and left once I saw the hordes of people. In Freehold, Top Tomato is open. I heard that also in Freehold, Walmart and Sam's are open. In Manalapan, Target is open.

                    For at least some places, cash or check only.

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                      jsfein Nov 1, 2012 09:50 AM

                      Also just heard that The Cabin on Rt. 33 is open from 12-6 with a limited menu.

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                        jsfein Nov 1, 2012 03:37 PM

                        via 45 in Red Bank posted on FB that they have power and plan to open shortly. Don't know if that's true for all of Red Bank.

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                          MarlboroMan Nov 1, 2012 04:09 PM

                          Villabate in Manalapan (Gordon's Corner Rd) I heard was open. $15 for a large pie, cash only.

                          I am in Morganville, off Union Hill Rd. Our power came on about 15 minutes ago. LAST thing I ever expected. Hopefully more restaurants will be open soon!

                          Bad news: I also heard another Nor'easter is coming next Wednesday.

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