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What's Cookin'? Butler's and a Buddy

A standard comfort stop for R-FHers. Do you have your own comfort memory involving Butler's? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

As summer hits, school is out and hitting the beach is the staple seasonal goal in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

Whether in school or setting out toward to beach it, most Rumson and Fair Havenites will tell you that a stop at is frequently all part of the plan. Call it a local comfort stop.

Something’s always cooking at Butler’s. It’s known as a place to stop and chat and pick up some breakfast or lunch essentials.

You can get your coffee, gossip and eats all in one and continue on with your day knowing you’ve been filled in and up.

The small sandwich shop has been a stop-off and gathering spot for townies and students forever.

Subs are a very popular classic at Butler’s and there's one there aptly named to satiate the pangs of an empty stomach … the Hunger Stopper.

It’s comprised of just about every luncheon meat in the fridge, except roast beef.  

It doesn’t say what’s on the Stopper, but a little look before you bite will reveal that it’s likely turkey, ham, salami, provolone cheese and “the works” in dressing (oil, vinegar, lettuce, tomato and onion). It’s a hunger stopper alright. The bread is very important with a sub, as sub connoiseurs will tell you. And Butler’s bread is always fresh.

No frills, just fresh. And, they use Boar’s Head cold cuts.

No matter what sandwich you order, it’s always stacked high.

And, the turkey club is topped with what seems like a quarter pound of bacon.

It’s not Cheers, but everybody knows everybody’s name and, most of the time, their regular orders, too.

And a little sit-down in the pastel Adirondack chairs out front is all part of the “just stopping by” plan at the Rumson round-up for small town living.

One Butler’s-laced memory that has been this editor’s own “same time next meeting” comfort recipe: grabbing a sub from the shop and meeting an old R-FH friend at Sea Bright beach and laughing and talking ‘til the sun goes down. You know who you are and it’s time.

Order up! One sandwich and a side order of comfort conversation, please.

Karen Walko Reilly July 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM
I love Butler's! There is absolutely nothing better than stopping by in the summer for a morning coffee, and picking up some subs and snacks for a day at the beach!
Elaine Van Develde July 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM
I know and love the drill well ... ever since high school, Karen! ;)
Daryl cooper ley July 14, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Elaine, your old RFH pal is ready for a nice sub and some great laughs! ..(always a sure thing with you!). Meet me down in sea bright.. I'll bring the subs!
Elaine Van Develde July 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I'm there, my friend! ;)
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