With electric restoration on the grim side in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, people are hard pressed to find a place where they can park themselves for a few minutes, grab something to eat, get some supplies or just get out and socialize.
Even without electricity, there are quite a few eateries operating with gas stoves and other business open for limited times and selling some needed goods, like candles and medicine.
In Fair Haven, Acme is open and continuing to operate on a generator with refrigerated and freezer goods for sale. Tavolo Pronto has no electricity, but is cooking on gas and serving up some sandwiches, pizzas, baked goods (made off premise) and coffee.
Fairwinds Deli is open until roughly 3 p.m. daily now.
Sansu Japanese Steakhouse restaurant on River Road is open, as is No. 1 Chinese Restaurant (sporadically).
Krauszer's, on River Road, has been open as well.
In Rumson, Rumson Pharmacy is open daily until 6 p.m., operating on a generator.
Val's Tavern has also been open daily and into the evenings.
If you know of any other businesses open, please add them in the comments section below.