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Cookman Avenue energy, AP, Paul Goldfinger photo 9/7/20. 6 pm ©  Click on photos to enlarge.

 

Cookman Avenue Labor Day restaurant scene. 9/7/20

 

Bonney Read seafood restaurant. Interior.   9/7/20. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

 

By Paul and Eileen Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net.

Cookman Avenue was cordoned off to permit restaurants to serve outdoors.  It was Labor Day, so we put on long pants and went there, walking over the bridge from the Grove.   All the eateries seemed busy. The atmosphere was festive–fitting the holiday.

It was our first time out to dinner since before March, so it was quite special. It was a mood elevator and was therapeutic.

Hardly any patrons seated for dinner along the Avenue were wearing masks, although most were wearing them who were walking around on the avenue.

Bonney Read is a fine restaurant, and although there was some indoor seating, spaced wide  (see above,) most of the patrons were outside and distancing.  We were sitting outside on the Bangs Avenue side where hardly any seats were taken, so we felt quite safe.

The food, as expected, was excellent, but it is expensive.  I had 6 oysters for $20.00 and a fish platter with a 10 oz. swordfish steak that was superb.  It was $32.00.    I also had a gin and tonic made with gin distilled in A. Park. Eileen had a white wine, peel and eat shrimp with spices and a Cesar salad.

The bill was $120.00 and we left a generous tip.   But the occasion was so special, that we didn’t fret too much about the cost.  And the atmosphere, the show on Cookman, the beautiful evening, the fine service, the delicious cuisine,  and the psychotherapy made it all worthwhile.

 

BENNY GOODMAN:   “Rose Room” from the soundtrack of The War.

 

 

 

 

 

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630 Mattison Avenue,  A.P. Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

This is not a review, so if you go to Amici, please send us your review.   Blogfinger@verizon.net

ANDREA BOCELLI     “Marinarello”

“By the sea
we make love,
heart to heart
having a good time.”

 

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Paul Eichlin of OG in the A. Park Casino. He has a cigarette dangling from his lips as if he made his bones in some speakeasy on Bourbon Street. Paul Goldfinger photo July, 2016. © Click to see Paul better.

 

ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST OF BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA

“The Sea Song”

 

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Paul Goldfinger in Asbury Park. Dec. 5, 2019. ©

 

JACK NICHOLSON:   “La Vie en Rose” from the soundtrack of the film Something’s Gotta Give.

“La Vie en Rose” was the song that made Piaf internationally famous, with its lyrics expressing the joy of finding true love and appealing to those who had survived the difficult period of World War II.[9]

 

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Sunset Lake. Asbury Park. Paul Goldfinger © November, 2019 © Click to enlarge.

 

REGINA SPEKTOR  “Real Love.”

 

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Saturday morning. Nov. 9, open Saturdays  until 1:30 pm till Thanksgiving.  Hello, Goodbye.    Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

Bruce was at the Sunset Avenue Farmer (s) Market in Asbury Park this morning with a remarkably diverse inventory given the cold weather.  He has tomatoes, brussel sprouts on the stalk, green beans, eggplants, cabbages, celery, and other items.  He will remain open until 1:30 pm when he starts packing up.  Click to enlarge.

 

BEATLES   Album ONE:

 

 

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Asbury Park boards. Paul Goldfinger © 10/5/19.  Click to enlarge. Music plays during that change.  Back arrow to return.

 

From Oklahoma:

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Trinity Church. Asbury Park. Paul Goldfinger © September 2019.

 

BILLIE HOLIDAY

 

 

 

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Nicole works in Asbury Park. She and her colleagues were partying at the A. Park beach.   Paul Goldfinger photo ©September 16, 2019.  Click image to enlarge.

LOS LOBOS  from the Mambo Kings soundtrack.

 

 

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Asbury Park Beach. The day after the See.Hear.Now Festival had ended.  September, 2018.   Paul Goldfinger photograph ©

 

THE LUMINEERS :  This band is headlining the 2019 Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park on September 21, 2019. The song is “Angela” from the Cleopatra album.

 

 

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