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Ocean Avenue. Bradley Beach. 6/13/19 Stephen Goldfinger ©

 

THE VELOURS

 

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Sweetpepper eatery. Blogfinger photo.

Sweetpepper eatery. Blogfinger photo.

Diaina at the Sweetpepper counter

Daiana at the Sweetpepper counter

By Eileen and Paul Goldfinger, editors at Blogfinger.

Sweetpepper Eatery at 608 Main Street in Bradley Beach has been open for three  years. Before Daiana and her chef /husband Jose Vene took over this site, the place was a Greek diner.  It is still a diner, but the geographic emphasis has switched continents.  The menu describes the cuisine as “American classics with a Venezuelan touch.”

Sweetpepper is unique because of the Venezuelan specialties. You can get arepas, empanadas (Venezuelan style,) cachapas and plato fuerte (main courses).   For example the pabellon criollo consists of shredded beef stew, white rice, homemade black beans and fried sweet plantain for $9.95.  All the prices are very reasonable.

It’s an FYI if you want to try something different. Sweetpepper takes pride in their fresh ingredients and in their immaculate restaurant. They have an outdoor garden in the back where you can have dinner.    They are open for breakfast and lunch, and starting on the Memorial Day weekend, they will open on Saturday for dinner.

Their phone number is 732 361 5888.  They are 5 minutes from Ocean Grove—opposite the Bradley Beach train station, on Main Street.

FUCHO APARICO  “Concierto en la Llanura” —-music from Venezuela.

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Portrait of a baseball field. Bradley Beach, our neighbor to the south.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©. Undated.

Portrait of a baseball field. Bradley Beach, our neighbor to the south. Paul Goldfinger photo ©. Undated.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

Bradley Beach gets no respect in Ocean Grove.  We’ve always got our sights on Asbury Park to the north. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 27. They are having a “music and market” event in Riley Park/ Downtown Square at the train station on Main Street.

It is “Spicy Saturday” from 5-9 pm.  They will have a salsa contest and festival.   Live salsa music with two bands  at 5 pm and at 7 pm.  Ride your bikes over there.

They have other music and market events every Saturday 5-9 pm.

CELIA CRUZ —THE QUEEN OF SALSA:

 

 

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December 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo.

December 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo.  ©  Click to enlarge. Blogfinger.net

 

MILES DAVIS.  “Stella by Starlight.”  From the album 58 Sessions.

 

 

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Ocean Pathway Photo by Rich Despins ©. Special to Blogfinger.net Undated.

Ocean Pathway photo by Rich Despins of Bradley Beach ©. Special to Blogfinger.net Undated.  Special to Blogfinger.

This image by Rich can be best seen by clicking on it to cause it to become larger.

ERROLL GARNER    “Misty”

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It's still there: the fence between Ocean Grove and B. Beach.  7/23/15.  7:40 am. Blogfinger.net photo ©  Click to see fence better

It’s still there: the fence between Ocean Grove and B. Beach.  7/23/15.  7:40 am. Blogfinger.net photo ©  Click to see fence better

In case you aren’t sure, there is a sign there showing you where Bradley Beach and Ocean Grove are located.  The fence remains, but it doesn’t end at the water’s edge, so it appears to be symbolic.  There are no guards.  We  understand that BB put up the fence.   In the absence of more information, it looks un-neighborly at most and mostly dumb at best.

This morning, on the BB side were two surfers; on the OG side was one fisherman.

Bradley Beach, Baby Baby: Where did our love go?

THE SUPREMES

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Green procession on Main Street, Bradley Beach. 7/23/15. Blogfinger.net photo ©

Green procession on Main Street, Bradley Beach. 7/23/15. Blogfinger.net photo ©.  Click to enlarge.

KATE AND ANNA McGARRIGLE:    “Green, Green Rocky Road.”

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Oct. 12, 2014.  By Erin Scarnato of Bradley Beach ©

Bradley Beach. Oct. 12, 2014.  Photograph by Erin Scarnato.©

 

Bradley Beach. Oct 12, 2014. By Erin Scarnato. ©

Bradley Beach. Oct 12, 2014. Photograph by Erin Scarnato. ©

These images were sent to us by James Calder of Ocean Grove.  His sister Erin is the photographer and she lives in Neptune.  She doesn’t know the fate of this remarkable creature. She and her husband enjoy photographing sea life.  Looks like they hit the jackpot with this specimen.  Maybe this reptile  from the sea is an omen.

In May a diamond backed terrapin landed on the Ocean Grove beach.  Here is a link:   Terrapin in Ocean Grove

Turtle soup anyone?

STAN GETZ  (tenor sax)  and JOAO GILBERTO (vocals.)   Maybe this turtle is from a place where they speak Portuguese?   Just in case, here is “Para Machuchar Meu Coracao”

Or maybe this creature is from the Old Testament.  Just in case, here is HAGEVATRON, a folk  choir from Israel singing “Oseh Shalom”  (a welcome in Hebrew)

 

 

 

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