New ‘Fire on the Beach’ Burns Bright on Asbury Avenue

first_imgNAMED FOR A BOOK ABOUT THE LIFE SAVING SERVICEEven the restaurant’s name comes from left of center.Charles Coburn said he chose it, in part, after reading “Fire on the Beach,” a 2001 book about the only all-black unit in the U.S. Life Saving Service, which performed dangerous rescues in the surf along the East Coast, and eventually became part of the U.S. Coast Guard. And the restaurant’s distinctive logo, a colorful fish, is based on a drawing by the late Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia.Charles Coburn calls Fire on the Beach a “farm-to-fork” restaurant, and he boasts “80 percent of my menu comes from within a hundred miles of here.”Baked goods come from Wards Pastry, nearby on Asbury Avenue. Fire on the Beach uses coffee beans roasted by Crescent Moon Coffee in Mullica Hill, Gloucester County. And Coburn buys seasonal vegetables from Blue Moon Acres in Pennington, Mercer County. (The Coburns grown some of their own ingredients, such as basil and kale, in three aeroponic Tower Gardens in the restaurant’s dining room.)Judith Coburn, a breast-cancer survivor who teaches chemistry and physics at Atlantic County Institute of Technology when she’s not at the restaurant, said there’s a benefit to using locally sourced ingredients.“It’s recycling money,” she said. “If you put money in your neighbor’s pocket, they’re going to put it back in yours.”Charles Coburn hopes that sense of community will carry Fire on the Beach beyond Labor Day and through the lean winter months. Except for a three-week vacation in January, Coburn plans to keep the restaurant open year-round.He’s planning a series of private tasting events during the fall and winter to benefit local charities such as Cape-Atlantic C.A.T.S. (Citizens Altering the Strays), an Ocean City-based organization that helps find homes for roughly 400 stray cats and kittens from the area each year. Local artists have offered to donate pieces of their work to be auctioned off during the events, Coburn said.And this fall, Fire on the Beach will start hosting regular open-mike nights featuring area musicians.Asked if he sees any similarities between being a rock ’n’ roll drummer and running a restaurant, Coburn said: “You have an audience. It’s a performance. For me, it’s performance art. The actual making of (the food), the stories behind it, the entertainment value.“I’ve been on stage since I was in second grade. I see no reason to get off now.” Since opening in April, Fire on the Beach has earned a reputation for original cuisine cooked with ingredients from local farms.By Tim Zatzariny Jr. For OCNJ DailyCharles Coburn does not need to tell you his life story.It’s on the menu at his new Ocean City restaurant, Fire on the Beach.“I can walk you through all of my menus and I can tell you a story about how each item came to be,’ said Coburn, 57, during a recent interview at the restaurant on Asbury Avenue.For example, in the mid-1970s, Coburn had a girlfriend who worked at the Taylor Pork Roll stand on the Boardwalk, “So I ate a lot of pork roll.”The Jersey Devil (Taylor pork roll, cheddar, poached eggs and Dijon Hollandaise on an open-faced, fresh-baked biscuit) from Fire on the Beach’s breakfast menu, is Coburn’s tribute to that long-ago summer.Charles and Judith Coburn are the owners and operators of the new Fire on the Beach restaurant on the 900 block of Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.And the PBBJ French Toast (stuffed with peanut butter and bananas, and covered with warm, house-made fruit preserves) honors a family member.“My father swore by the fact that he could eat a peanut-butter sandwich for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never miss any other food,” Coburn recalled with a laugh.The Pleasantville High School graduate takes pride in bucking typical shore fare such as pizza and fries, in favor of an offbeat menu built on ingredients sourced mostly from area farms and dairies.__________Fire on the Beach949 Asbury Ave., Ocean City(609) 840-6822fireonthebeachnj.comHours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)Dinner reservations accepted__________The burgers at Fire on the Beach are made with a house blend of beef ground especially for the restaurant, Coburn said. And the seafood items on the menu’s “Gallery Bites” small-plates section, such as sake-poached scallops and buttermilk oysters, come from local purveyors.Coburn admits that trying something different in a town steeped in tradition is a big risk, but one he says is paying off since Fire on the Beach opened April 17.“Now, you can’t even come here to dinner unless you have reservations,” he said of the 58-seat restaurant he runs with his wife of four years, Judith.The focus at Fire on the Beach, he said, is on an overall experience, not just stuffing one’s face.“Dining involves ambience. It involves the artwork, the music, the temperature, the color of the walls what your server’s wearing, how they treat you,” he said. “It involves how the food is presented. It involves a story behind everything.”The dining room at Fire on the Beach doubles as an art gallery — its walls covered with paintings and photographs by local artists. All the artwork is for sale.Charles Coburn, a self-proclaimed “foodie,” has spent most of his adult life in the culinary industry, as a well-traveled consultant, chef and restaurant owner (he’s worked everywhere from Florida to the island of Dominica in the Caribbean.) That is, when he wasn’t behind a drum kit. Coburn spent decades keeping the beat in area rock bands, and he hasn’t lost the look: granny-glasses, mustache, soul patch.Nor has he lost his sense of showmanship. As a group of diners left the restaurant on a recent morning, Coburn shouted after them, ““Come back a couple hundred more times this week, huh?”Charles Coburn was working in the kitchen at the Princeton in Avalon last year when he learned through a co-worker that the building at 949 Asbury Ave. was available (the spot formerly housed Sunrise Café, which relocated to 12th Street and Asbury Avenue earlier this year.)The Coburns, who live in Egg Harbor Township, decided they’d try to make Ocean City a “culinary destination,” even though it’s a dry town, Charles Coburn said.The challenge he said, was to create “a whole concept so different that you could justify driving from Vineland, from Hammonton, from Cape May, making it a point to come here.”And he’s willing to go out of his way for the right ingredients. Coburn buys organic, made-to-order grits, oatmeal, grains and flour directly from Anson Mills in South Carolina. Irish oatmeal (slow-cooked steel cut oats, apples, cinnamon, lavender, butter and sweet cream) is the runaway customer favorite on the breakfast menu at Fire on the Beach, Coburn said.last_img read more

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Pennsylvania dog defends owner from rabid raccoon while hiking

first_imgThe man fell and was bitten several times by the raccoon before the dog sprung to action, pulling the raccoon off of the man and immobilizing it. The raccoon subsequently tested positive for rabies. The man was taken to an area hospital where he will receive proper treatment. Fasha the dog was uninjured. Rabid Raccoon Attacks Owner of Hero Dog A 60-year-old man and his black lab, Fasha, were hiking in the Pocono Mountains on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Center when a rabid raccoon “came out of nowhere” and began lunging at the man’s legs. last_img

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New Zealand extend contract with coach

first_imgNew Zealand have handed coach Steve Hansen an extension to his contract.The All Blacks coach will stay on until after the Lions tour in 2017 allaying fears that Ireland coach Joe Schmidt would be poached by New Zealand after next years World cup..Schmidt’s current deal with Ireland takes him up to the end of the 2016 Six Nations.last_img

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Twitter to step in after Paul Pogba racism-gate got out of hand

first_imgAdvertisement i6kuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1cr6hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eownt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ikrmWould you ever consider trying this?😱9rftbCan your students do this? 🌚786htRoller skating! Powered by Firework Twitter is going to step in after Paul Pogba racism-gate has got out of hand. The star player of Manchester United, Paul Pogba has missed a penalty against Wolves on Monday. After the penalty miss incident by the star player of Manchester United, the social platform has set on fire. In the previous week, Tammy Abraham was also abused racially by a set of fans after missing the last penalty kick of the tiebreaker against Liverpool in the European Super Cup Final.Advertisement The racism-gate against Paul Pogba has got out of control. That’s why Twitter has stepped in to take an action against this ‘societal’ issue. Other players of Manchester United, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire have protested against the racial abuse against Paul Pogba. The officials of Twitter are going to set a meeting against Manchester United in this week regarding this matter.Advertisement The official press statement of the social platform Twitter :“This is a societal issue and requires a societal response.”Advertisement “This is why we maintain a dialogue with both the PFA and Kick It Out and are committed to working together to address abusive online and racist behaviour across the industry.”The racial abuse against the players are increasing day by day and the time has come to take an action against those people.When Juventus ultras have more money to spend than Arsenal football club Advertisementlast_img read more

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‘Mini-Mourinho’ breathing new life into struggling Hull

first_img Transformation At his presentation as Hull’s third permanent coach in a six-month span, Silva said survival in the Premier League would be a “miracle”, but urged fans to believe in him. Somehow, though, he’s turning things around, just like he did in his first coaching job at Portuguese team Estoril, which he transformed from a second-tier club on the brink of financial ruin to Europa League qualifiers in two seasons. Silva has worked wonders in the transfer market and on the field. Operating under financial constraints, he saw key midfielders Robert Snodgrass and Jake Livermore sold from under his feet and reacted by making seven signings predominantly players on loan and rejects from bigger clubs. Striker Oumar Niasse, for example, arrived from Everton, where he had made five appearances and had not scored a single goal in the past year; winger Lazar Markovic (from Liverpool) and Omar Elabdellaoui (from Olympiakos) were among others looking to relaunch their careers. On the training ground, Silva worked hard on team shape and organisation, with defender Curtis Davies saying the coach literally dragged players into the positions he desired. Days off were cancelled. Silva was hard, but fair. His impact has been astonishing. Hull have won all four of their home matches under Silva, having failed to win any of their previous five at KCOM Stadium. Among the defeated teams were some stellar names, Manchester United in the League Cup and Liverpool in the league last weekend. Hull also ground out a 0-0 draw at United in the league and were regarded as unlucky to lose 2-0 at runaway leaders Chelsea, when midfielder Ryan Mason fractured his skull. Hull a team with an eclectic mix of youngsters, misfits and journeymen have climbed to 18th place and within a point of safety. A trip to Arsenal tomorrow suddenly holds no fear for Silva’s team, and why should it? The last time Silva was in the dug-out at Emirates Stadium, he was in charge of Olympiakos, and the Greek side stunned Arsenal 3-2 in the Champions League in September 2015. SLUMPING LEICESTER I am a worker Is there some hope for the chasing pack? Holding a nine-point lead with 14 games left, Chelsea heads to a team that has won nine of its last 10 homes games in all competitions. Burnley’s only loss at Turf Moor since early October was against Manchester City. MANCHESTER, England (AP): It seemed Marco Silva had taken on a near-impossible job when he was hired as manager of Hull at the start of January. The promoted club from northern England was up for sale, in last place in the Premier League, and was planning to sell some of its best players. Money was tight, fans were disgruntled and a squad short on big names had been struck by injuries in key areas. Silva, a 39-year-old Portuguese coach, labelled ‘Mini-Mourinho’ by some after his illustrious coaching compatriot, was new to the English game and was facing a tough and gruelling immediate run of matches across three competitions. CHASING CHELSEA “I am not a miracle worker,” Silva said, “but that is not important. I am a worker. I want to work and keep our goal in our minds always, but my feet always stay on the ground.” It’s a good time to be playing Arsenal, too. Almost inevitably, Arsene Wenger’s side is starting to implode at a key stage of the season, with back-to-back losses to Watford and Swansea dropping Arsenal to fourth place and virtually ruling it out of the Premier League title race. The annual debate over whether Wenger should stay or go at the end of the season has resumed and the atmosphere inside the Emirates could be toxic if Hull continue where they left off against Liverpool last week. “They didn’t have good results in their last two games,” Silva said Thursday, “and, of course, the last time I played there, it was a great result for us, for Olympiakos. But now it’s different. Different competition, different moment and different clubs.” Leicester, the struggling defending champions, have slumped to within one point of the relegation zone after a run of four straight losses. Only four teams stand between the champions and last place, and they play one of them on Sunday Swansea. Points standing ON THIS WEEKEND Tomorrow 7:30 a.m: 10 a.m: Man United vs Watford 10 a.m: Middlesbrough vs Everton 10 a.m: Stoke City vs Crystal Palace 10 a.m: Sunderland vs Southampton 10 a.m: West Ham vs West Brom 12:30 p.m: Liverpool vs Tottenham Sunday 8:30 a.m: Burnley vs Chelsea 11 a.m: Swansea vs Leicester Monday 3 p.m: Bournemouth vs Man Citylast_img read more

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Wind Energy Is Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

first_imgEnergy produced by wind turbines in the U.S. totaled 167 million megawatt (MW) hours in 2013 and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 127 million tons, the equivalent of taking 20 million cars off the road, according to a report from the American Wind Energy Association.The report paints a rosy picture of wind’s growing impact: a 43% decline in the purchase price of wind power in the last five years and an average growth rate of nearly 20% per year between 2009 and 2013.Renewable sources of energy accounted for 13% of total U.S. production in 2013, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Wind energy amounted to about one-third of that, roughly 4% of the U.S. total. (Solar energy production is only 1/16 as much as wind energy production).In all, the Wind Energy Association said, the total installed wind capacity in the U.S. is 61,110 MW, equaling the output of more than 50 average-sized coal plants or 14 nuclear plants.In the last five years, nearly one-third of all newly installed electrical generating capacity has been wind, the report said. In 2012, wind accounted for 42% of all newly installed generating capacity.Other findings in the report:A typical 2 MW turbine avoids between 4,000 and 4,500 tons of carbon emissions per year (the same as more than 700 cars).Wind energy saved 36.5 billion gallons of water last year, the amount that would have been used at conventional power plants.Eleven states reduced carbon emissions by 10% or more with wind power, and more than 25% of the electricity in two states comes from wind.last_img read more

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The DXL: A New 8K Camera from Panavision and RED

first_imgPanavision, Light Iron, and RED Digital Cinema team up to create the ultimate 8K camera for professional filmmakers.All Images via PanavisionThe Millenium Digital XL (or DXL) camera is a new high-end 8K camera built by Panavision, their subsidiary Light Iron, and RED Digital Cinema.The DXL uses a large format 8K RED sensor, optimized for Panavision’s large format lenses. The camera delivers 21-megapixels of true 4K anamorphic images, a first in the motion picture industry. It can simultaneously capture 8K RAW files and a 4K file in either ProRes or DNx.The best of three companies has come together for the first time in history. What it does is marry the lenses to the camera to the workflow. It is the most complete system we’ve ever seen. – Haluki Sadahiro, Product Manager for Camera SystemsThe camera is smaller than most studio cameras, making it ideal for an array of uses. The body features an interchangeable power module, six independent video outputs, built in WIFI, and dual side menus – one for camera operators and one for camera assistants.The DXL has a patented Steadicam dovetail on the bottom of the body, allowing users to instantly move from traditional studio use to a Steadicam.There is a high-end top cheese plate that allows operators to mount a modular handle system, as well as integrated electronics for the viewfinder. The camera system even stays cool using much larger fans than Panavision has traditionally used. The DXL was designed for modular and toolless quick changeover accessories.The new Panavision T series lenses and the 8K RED sensor will give the only 4K anamorphic in the motion picture industry. More impressive, the motors of the Panavision Primo 70 lenses can be driven internally by the camera. The lenses and sensor all sit on a new Light Iron color science. The DXL supports 6 independent 1D LUTs or up to 4 independent 3D LUTs.Here is a look at the camera and its development from Panavision.DXL Specs:Sensor – 16-bit, 35.5 Megapixel CMOS (RED)Resolution – 8192 x 4320Sensor Size – Large Format: 40.96mm x 21.60mm (Diagonal: 46.31mm)Dynamic Range – 15 stopsMax Frame Rate – 60 fps at 8K Full Frame (8192 x 4320), 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)Recording Codec – 8K RAW with simultaneous 4K proxy (ProRes or DNx)Recording Media – SSD (up to 1 hour on a single magazine)File Type – .r3d (supported in RED SDK)Color Profile – Light Iron Color (compatible with all popular gamuts and transfer curves)Weight – 10 lbsThe camera will be available for rental only beginning in 2017. It will make a public appearance at Cine Gear Expo.last_img read more

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Womens Soccer Ohio State readies for Big Ten tournament against Nebraska

Ohio State forward Eleanor Gabriel (8) dribbles the ball down the field against the Wisconsin Badgers on Oct. 21st. Ohio State won 2-1. Credit: Cori Wade | For The LanternWith the Big Ten tournament vastly approaching, the Ohio State women’s soccer team comes in as the third-ranked team in the conference, and prepares for battle against Nebraska. For senior forward Eleanor Gabriel, this is something Ohio State (9-5-3, 6-2-3 Big Ten) had been striving for since the beginning of the season.“One of our goals was to make it in the top four of the Big Ten,” Gabriel said. “And I think that’s a really good standard to hold. I think that the Big Ten is a competitive conference and making a spot in the top four is always a win for us.”This will be Ohio State’s chance to continue the momentum after ending with a pair of 2-1 victories over Purdue and then-No. 19 Wisconsin.  Sophomore forward Marissa Birzon notched the first goal for the Buckeyes on Sunday in a match against Wisconsin. Birzon said the team is thrilled and looking forward to facing Nebraska coming off a big win over the Badgers. Nebraska (8-6-4, 4-3-3 Big Ten) is the sixth seed in the Big Ten tournament and has scored 28 goals to Ohio State’s 22 on the season.Senior forward Faith Carter and junior midfielder Meg Brandt are essential players when it comes to Nebraska’s offense so far this season. Carter scored three goals against Indiana and Brandt tallied one against Oregon State and Indiana.  The Big Ten tournament is a rematch for these teams, with the Cornhuskers trying to redeem themselves after falling 1-0 to the Buckeyes last season and drawing a tie against them earlier this year in Columbus. The Buckeyes will prepare for one of their biggest tests on the year so far, and Gabriel said the rest heading into the game may make the difference come time for the tournament.“I think one of the main preparations that we’ve done this week, is just getting some quality rest for our games and making sure that after the regular season, everybody’s ready to go for the second part of our season,” Gabriel said.Whichever team wins the Big Ten tournament this weekend will then match up against the champion of the quarterfinal game between Rutgers and Minnesota in the Big Ten semifinals at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 2. With expectations running high this week, the team relies on the leaders and upperclassmen to give the younger players on the team some words of advice.  “I think our senior leadership and junior leadership, has really helped our team be successful this season, especially welcoming the freshmen because they have stepped up in some big games,” Birzon said.As postseason play begins, the Buckeyes will hope to find success at home against Nebraska. The game is at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m. on Sunday. read more

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Barcelona boss explains why Messi played against Spurs after all

first_imgEven though Barcelona was already through to the next round, Valverde subbed Messi into a squad full of bench players already winning the game.Following the 1-1 draw between Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, Valverde explained why he randomly subbed Lionel Messi into the match when his team was ahead on the scoreboard. Messi came on at the 63rd minute when the Catalan squad was still winning the tie.“It’s better for him to play for a while and to be in motion, he likes it,” Valverde said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“We also, and I don’t have to tell you about the fans, there have been players who were not there because we had an intense match three days ago.“We wanted to see players like [Carles] Alena or [Juan] Miranda in difficult situations, as well as the response of [Jasper] Cillessen, [Thomas] Vermaelen, Arthur or Munir, we did not want to lose competitive level against a very strong team.”last_img read more

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Report Thorgan Hazard not going anywhere in January

first_imgA potential January departure for Thorgan Hazard has allegedly been ruled out by Borussia Monchengladbach boss Dieter HeckingSince arriving Gladbach in 2014 from Chelsea, Hazard’s consistently good performances in Germany over the years has made him one of the most wanted players in Europe.The 25-year-old winger has recently been linked with moves Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and AS Roma.But BILD understands that Hecking has told the Gladbach director of sport Max Eberl and the board that Hazard will not be allowed to go anywhere in next month’s transfer window.The Belgium international has managed nine goals and six assists in 17 Bundesliga games this season and is contracted at Gladbach until June 2020.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.However, the report did add that a summer return to Chelsea may be on the table for Hazard as the club have an option to buy him back.The Blues included a clause into his contract at Gladbach when they sold him and will have first refusal on him.Hazard had joined Chelsea back in the summer of 2012, along with his older brother Eden, from French side RC Lens.But Hazard never made an appearance for Chelsea and was immediately sent on loan to Belgian club SV Zulte Waregem for two seasons.Afterwards, he went on another loan spell to Gladbach before the German side decided to make him a permanent member of the squad in 2015.last_img read more

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