After undergoing interior and exterior renovations, the 50 plus year run for Edgar’s Pub in Manasquan, on the border of Sea Girt, has come to an end. The owners, of the new Reef and Barrel, Bob and Chris Fahey, who also own the new and well renowned Cross and Orange in Asbury Park, purchased and reopened Edgar’s Pub in 2009. They have had a loyal following ever since, and were well known for what have been called the best burgers at the shore by many. Not to worry, the same owners are operating the new place and those blessed burgers are likely to remain.
The interior of Reef and Barrel has been upgraded with new seating and a bar which is designed to generate a more coastal vibe. In addition there will be an open air, 40 seat, rooftop bar that will feature a raw bar and offer the type of light pickings that pair perfectly with cold beer and cocktails. The restaurant menu will be new with an emphasis on seafood along with a variety of other dishes.
Despite recent objections by the town of Sea Girt, who even filed a suit against the planning board of Manasquan, the status of which is unknown at this time, the rooftop bar will be serving patrons sometime in the beginning of June.
I will update this post as soon as I have more information.
They have posted the new menu on their website and it looks great. They incorporated some of the hits from Cross and Orange, like the famous 60/40 burger. They also kept some of the items that made Edgar’s a success, like the classic burger. Here is a link to the menu.
See you there
Do Not Blink and Miss NJ Berry Season
We stopped at Smith’s Farm and were lucky to find some Jersey Fresh strawberries offered for sale. Smith’s which has three locations in Wall, Spring Lake and across from Reef and Barrel in Manasquan, features Jersey grown produce in season along with scrumptious pies and other baked goods. The nice ladies in the Wall location said that their supply of strawberries will be gone soon. The peak for the entire state however, is the first week of June, so there is still time to find these sweet red delights. Blueberries will be harvested in a couple weeks. Berry seasons are short so procrastination is not recommended. For those of you who enjoy picking you own Jersey Fresh produce, here is a link to a list of harvest dates for many NJ crops. Eat fresh, eat local. Enjoy!