A multi-billion dollar redevelopment plan announced in August 2015 will transform a 1.25-mile stretch of Asbury Park waterfront with carefully curated residential, hotel, and infrastructure projects. iStar, the visionary real-estate investment company whose roots in Asbury Park stretch back a decade, is leading the revitalization, which involves more than 20 individual projects.
The newest addition to Asbury Park’s restaurant scene is Cross & Orange, which officially opens on February 12th, 2015. It is located in the historic Park Overlook building, at 508 Cookman Ave and it’s the creation of restaurateurs Bob and Chris Fahey, who are joined by the very talented and creative Sam Byrne, a Michelin-quality chef with a long experience in European restaurants. This is our review of the soft opening tasting menu, featuring some of the best dishes that Cross & Orange serves.
One of Asbury Park’s most anticipated new restaurants, Cross & Orange, will officially open on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Restaurateurs Bob and Chris Fahey, who also own and operate Edgar’s Pub in Manasquan and are affiliated with the Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, have spent the past several months carefully planning the design and décor of their newest venue, and developing a menu unlike any other in Monmouth County with executive chef Sam Byrne.
We had the pleasure of attending the 2014 NJ Hall of Fame induction at the Asbury Park Convention Hall. Read about our impressions of the many special guests including Sopranos stars Vince Curatola, Tony Sirico, Aida Turturro or Vincent Pastore, NBC’s Brian Williams, Dionne Warwick, Jim Florio, Patrick Ewing, and the emotional memorial to James Gandolfini.
The 2014 induction ceremony into the NJ Hall of Fame will take place on November 13 at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, in a special red carpet ceremony. The Class of 2014 includes: screenwriter Dorothy Parker, NBC’s Brian Williams, NFL vice-president Howard Katz, chef Alice Waters, performers Dizzy Gillespie and The Shirelles, actor James Gandolfini, basketball player Patrick Ewing, Holocaust survivor Maud Dahme and more.
Events at the Jersey Shore on the weekend of June 13-15 include the Cape May Harbor Fest, Atlantic Highlands Classic Car Show, Long Branch Cruise to the Shore, Belmar Seafood Festival, Wildwood Beach N Boat fishing festival, Skimmer Fest in Sea Isle City, and several Father’s Day celebrations at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood.
Jersey Shore events on the June 7-8 weekend include the Asbury Park Blues &Brews Festival, Point Pleasant Summerfest, Privateers & Pirates at the Tuckerton Seaport, Trace Adkins in AC and the Escape the Cape Triathlon. Early next week, Dave Matthews at PNC and the Jersey Shore Fashion Show in Lake Como.