Monday, February 4, 2013
The football hero lived in the borough for a time. Do you have a Lombardi in Fair Haven story? Tell us.
You may still have Super Bowl on the brain from yesterday's game. And there's also that coveted National Football League trophy that went to the Ravens this year and is named after legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. All of these things are very well-known facts, even if you're not a sports buff. But a lesser known fact is that Lombardi called Fair Haven his home in the 1950s. Yes, it's true; and many Fair Havenites, considering the time of year, have been abuzz about it. They've been talking on the Fair Haven Facebook page. And, mixed in with the social media chatter are some more facts about Lombardi and his stint as a Fair Havenite that you may not know. "It is time to honor Fair Haven's most famous resident ever. The one…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Hundreds of thousands flock to New York to fete Super Bowl winners
Check out the gallery above to see photos from Tuesday's Ticker Tape parade in New York City, celebrating the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan to ring in New York's latest championship. Paper flew from buildings, fans tossed toilet paper rolls back and forth over Broadway Avenue, and the Giants rolled by with smiles as they ended at City Hall to accept keys to the city from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Monday, February 6, 2012
A handful of ads got a lot of attention .
Well before Super Bowl XLVI's kickoff Sunday evening, fans speculated about what might be the best big game commercials. One ad that got a lot of buzz was entitled "Bueller, Bueller," having Matthew Broderick reprising his role as Ferris Bueller for Honda. Get a 10-second peek by going here. Another ad getting a lot of attention has been dubbed "The Dark Side" and features a whole bunch of pretty cute dogs barking out a pitch for Volkswagen. In addition, Elton John also will appear in a much-anticipated Pepsi ad during the Super Bowl alongside “X Factor” winner Melanie Amaro. Meanwhile, Coke plans to roll out something completely different this year. By going here, you can watch the animated polar bears react to the Super Bowl itself, the …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Upload photos from your Super Bowl celebrations and share your spirit with the Patch community.
The New York Giants won their fourth championship in franchise history Sunday evening, defeating the New England Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Quarterback Eli Manning was named the game's MVP, completing 30 of 40 passes and racking up 296 yards. We're not going to give you a game recap, though. You can go to ESPN for that. We want to know how the big win was celebrated in Rumson and Fair Haven! Rumson-Fair Haven Patch wants to see your fan-tastic Super Bowl XLVI pics. Whether you're a Giants fan or a Patriots fan or not a fan of football at all, we invite you to share photos of at your Super Bowl parties before and after the game. Hate football but love Super Bowl Sunday because of …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Just like the Giants, the Vince Lombardi Trophy is a product of the Garden State.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
When you're watching the Super Bowl on Sunday night, the team that calls the Meadowlands home won't be the only New Jersey export on display. What is it? Here's a hint: It takes numerous skilled craftspeople and about four months to complete, and millions of people will have their eyes glued to it on Sunday. And it's made nearby—right here in New Jersey in Parsippany. The Vince Lombardi Trophy that will be passed around by either the New York (we know it's really New Jersey) Giants or New England Patriots after winning the game's most important contest was produced in Morris County, crafted in the Tiffany & Co. workshop. So, while you feel Jersey pride watching Big Blue's tough defense and Eli Manning-led offense, you will know that they …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Help Patch put together a list of lip-smacking snacks that readers can whip up for the big game.
Whether you're coming together to enjoy the big game, inventive commercials or adorable puppies, Super Bowl Sunday holds something for just about everyone. But let's not forget one of the most important aspects of any Super Bowl party: the snacks. If guests aren't up to their necks in mouthwatering dips, hors d'oeuvres, slow cooker creations or other tasty treats, something clearly has gone awry. In honor of that, we're putting together a collection of your favorite party recipes to post on Patch. Take a few minutes to share your recipes in the comments section below, allowing all our readers to try them out. And if you've taken a picture of your dish that you also would like to post, you get a gold star. I'm not exactly a culinary expert…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Where is your favorite place to pick up booze in Rumson and Fair Haven?
Nothing goes better with football than wings and beer. With Super Bowl parties around the corner, it's time to stock up! Whether it's Bud Light, Heiniken or a local find that is your brew of choice, there's plenty of places to stop and pick up some game-day booze in Rumson and Fair Haven. Where do you think the best place to buy liquor in Rumson and Fair Haven is? Who has the best deals and selection? Do you head over the bridge to get your liquor for all your parties? Patch wants you to rate your favorite liquor store. Just go to your favorite's directory listing, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Rate It!" You can give the business one-to-five stars and leave a few comments on why this business is your favorite. There are …
Patch wants to help you kick back long before kick-off this weekend. Check out our sampling of where to get your munchies.
With Super Bowl Sunday it's hard to say whether it's food or football that rules the day. But one thing is for sure, a football party without food is a fumble. And while some will be slaving over their hot stoves all day leading up to the game, many party planners will be ordering in. Cluck-U Chicken, less of a store and more of Monmouth County poultry institution, plans on dishing out cases of their wings this weekend at their Eatontown and Red Bank establishments. Based on recent Super Bowl sales, Andrew Ilvento, owner of the Red Bank restaurant, plans to sell 5,000 wings from his store alone. Ilvento said that one reason customers return again and again to this small business is because the wings he and his staff cook up are jumbo size…