The Empty Bowl Project

sale and fundraiser 

for

The JBJ Soul Kitchen

was held

in their garden

http://www.artallianceofmonmouth.org/art/home/emptybowlsproject.pdf

sponsored 

by

JBJ Soul Kitchen

http://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/en

and

The Art Alliance of Monmouth County

http://www.artallianceofmonmouth.org/

the proceeds of the sale

went to provide meals

at

The Soul Kitchen

for those who cannot

afford to pay

Last sunday 

my Pal and I attended a 

fun fundraiser

sponsored 

in part

by my friends at

The Art Alliance of Monmouth County

http://www.artallianceofmonmouth.org/

It was held

at and 

in conjunction

with

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen

in Red Bank, NJ

http://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/en

The event

The Empty Bowl Project

Every Bowl Feeds a Soul

was held

in the garden in front 

of the Soul Kitchen

thier vision is

"here at Soul Kitchen 

is to serve healthy, delicious, 

and when pos

While at the

Empty Bowl Project

sale and fundraiser

http://www.artallianceofmonmouth.org/art/home/emptybowlsproject.pdf

at

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen

Red Bank, NJ

http://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/en

held

in conjunction

with

The Art Alliance of Monmouth County

http://www.artallianceofmonmouth.org/

we had 

brunch

It was lovely

communal tables are the rule

and the staff 

are

volunteers

the atmosphere is 

warm and friendly

and the

food and service are

excelent

gazpacho

zucc

A few days ago

my 

lunch bunch friends

met for lunch

at

Loi Estiatorio

132 West 58th Street 

NYC

unfortunately I

could not attend

but 

my friends

Paul and Ellen

who

organised the event

took pictures

and

sent them to me

http://www.loiestiatorio.com/

Yes, it is



Greek Taverna

and

we had a wine pairing

with

each course

Chef Dara Davenport

and

Maria Loi

chef owner

a lovely host

NYC 

Sales Manager 

for the importer 

eklektikon  

Maria Bakalopoulou

presenting

Bli

Avocado Salad

with

radishes, romaine

and

chopped egg

Pasta

with

asparagus puree'

with

guanciale

peas, corn, 

green and yellow squash

bacon, chopped egg,

arugula, radish and squash sticks

corn, tomato, arugula

radish and squash sticks

with

lobster

avocado, corn, green beans

romaine, chopped egg,

radish and arugula

cheese burger

with

pickles, onion rings

fried egg

Walt Street Pub

Red Bank, NJ

is a great spot

and 

it is a real bar

with 

bar food

across the street

from

Red Bank's

train station

no frills

oh, 

music on the weekends

rock bands

they just started

to serve

craft beer

along with the

usual 

lites and top brands

I order a martini

the bartenders cheer

not beer

Walt Street Burger

black pepper crusted

with

blue cheese sauce

chips

a turkey wrap

chips

paper plate

with 

a paper napkin

this 

is a bar

in

a good way

My K

On the

corner

of

9th Street and Avenue C

Alphabet City

aka: Loisaida

nyc

yarn bomb

art

worth a

visit

as is the garden

on

the opposing corner
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