For those who know MOGO, many are familiar with not only their amazing crave-worthy cuisine but also with their funny and forward thinking approach to marketing. One summer ad read "MOGO can't swim. He's a taco". Well, it turns out that even if MOGO can't swim, he can surf. The strong ocean forces of hurricane Sandy temporarily moved the MOGO container clear across the street heading towards The Stone Pony. Even with temporary "location shift", the MOGO team remained positive and was out within the week prepping their pop-up. "Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore hard and I know that a lot of people are going through difficult times. However, the last thing we'd ever consider doing is closing up shop and allowing a natural disaster to defeat our small contribution to the growing arts, music and culinary culture of Asbury Park. We hope and encourage that other creative entrepreneurs and artists do the same", says owner Sam Chung.
MOGO has excited the palates of all ages and hungers for another season. This unique culinary pop-up stand on the boardwalk is committed to Asbury Park in many ways. MOGO never imagined that their vision to bring fresh, traditional Korean flavors to the local community and visitors of Asbury Park would resonate so well. "Asbury Park is our home, not only for MOGO but for many members of our Team as well; we are vested here", says Jason Devino. Sam Chung comments, "Jay and I are both residents of Asbury Park and have resided in this area for a long time. As a result, we witnessed firsthand the revitalization of Asbury Park and the redevelopment of its art, music and culinary scene over the past five years. When we started MOGO, our vision was to add to the growing diversity and culture in this area by bringing an eclectic cuisine that isn't prevalent in Monmouth County but popular in other trendy urban areas. We thought that the forward thinking and adventurous patrons of Asbury Park would appreciate our fare, but were both overwhelmed and humbled by how positive the response was". MOGO has definitely earned that response and we are proud to have them as an important part of the Asbury Park Boardwalk community.
About Asbury Park Faces:
Asbury Park Faces is an on-line video series that showcases the stores, restaurants and people on the Boardwalk. This series gives you a day-in-the-life look at how they feel about being part of the Asbury scene. Faces such as Carla Gizzi of Carla Gizzi at the Beach, located inside Convention Hall, tells us about her move from Red Bank, NJ to Asbury Park several years ago. Gizzi expresses how much she loves designing custom jewelry and being a part of Asbury art scene. Another episode of "Asbury Park Faces" introduces local celebrity and restaurateur Tim McLoone who takes you on a tour through his beautiful Supper Club that emulates the by-gone days of high-society with live cabaret performances, dinner and dancing with a modern twist. Entrepreneur and owner of Style Rocket, Mike Pimco, shows you the latest in cool fashions for men and women. Restaurateurs and community leaders Marilyn and Scott Schlossbach showcase their hip beach shop with its own cocktail bar, Lightly Salted, for thirsty shoppers. Also profiled is Rob Ilvento of Silverball Pinball Museum Arcade, showcasing classic machines and entertaining the public with arcade games from the 1930's to 2012. Rob tells us how his Autistic daughter took to pinball machines. Since that breakthrough with his daughter, he decided to open a boutique arcade devoted to vintage pinball machines.
Still to come in the series is owner Russell Lewis of Watermark, his high-styled creation and touted as one of New Jersey's premier nightclubs and lounges on the shore. Subscribe to the APBoardwalk channel at youtube.com/
ABOUT THE ASBURY PARK BOARDWALK: The Asbury Park Boardwalk has been undergoing a remarkable transformation. It is a mix of modern amenities and soulful authenticity that transcends today's perception of the Jersey shore. The New York Times describes it as a place where "the past stands vigil over the present" and declared that "Black and white, gay and straight, child-ridden and child-free: there's a little of everything and everyone seems to feel at home." This unique atmosphere has been nurtured carefully by developer Madison Marquette, a Washington, DC based retail real estate owner and operator that assumed control over the boardwalk's redevelopment in 2006. A legendary vibrant music scene as well as award winning restaurants, shops, lounges and beaches is just a part of what has recently made the Asbury Park Boardwalk one of the most critically acclaimed destinations in the U.S. For more information, please visit apboardwalk.com.
There is no off-season - Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, The energy on the Asbury Park Boardwalk is high-octane year-round.
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