Municipal product placement in Asbury Park

Municipal product placement in Asbury Park

What’s the story with those recyclable containers dressed up as faux Pepsi bottles in Asbury Park?

A slew of them appeared in mid-June on the boardwalk and the downtown business district. They certainly make a statement. This is municipal product placement at its finest. Read More

Rallo rides the media wave into NY Times

Rallo rides the media wave into NY Times

My law school classmate Victor Rallo is about to become famous. And not because he was just featured in last week’s Sunday New York Times.

Vic owns Basil T’s in Red Bank and co-owns Undici restaurant in Rumson. Over at the triCityNews, we’ve been chronicling his rise from shooting YouTube videos of himself talking about Italian food — to getting a television show that’s expected to go nationwide on public television after it debuts on July 6. Read More

New and improved signage at Fish Urban Dining

New and improved signage at Fish Urban Dining

Ever since Fish Urban Dining opened a couple years ago in Press Plaza, my only complaint with the place was that the signage outside — an attempt to link the restaurant to urban graffiti — was way off the mark from what they were doing. Read More