Little Silver: Which class at Red Bank Regional will sell the most sandwiches at Sickles Market, in Little Silver? The Battle of the Sandwiches kicked off Saturday with a feeding frenzy. Each class at RBR along with their advisors and Sickles Market designed a signature sandwich, to be sold at Sickles Market through the end of the year. And with each sandwich purchased a vote goes up on the board.
Students, staff, and supportive parents joined the Mayor of Little Silver, Robert Neff, Jr., Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna and NJ Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon to kick off the competition. Paul Noglows and Taugh Lynch from the Red Bank Regional Education Foundation were on hand as well as Superintendent Jim Stefankiewicz, and Principal Risa Clay. At noon the clarinet quartet from RBR VPA performed.
The senior class (2012) designed the '2012' - a honey maple turkey with mozzarella, arugula, tomato, oil and vinegar on a ciabatta roll. Juniors (2013) came up with 'BUC Club' - a grilled chicken, with fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, baby arugula, honey mustard on a tortilla wrap. The 'Pirate’s Pleasure' (Class of 2014) is grilled eggplant with fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers with a balsamic reduction on a hoagie roll. The freshman class (2015) came up with the 'Freshman Fiesta', grilled chicken, Monterey jack cheese, with a black bean salsa, avocado, lettuce, chipotle ranch dressing on a sundried tomato wrap.
Sickles Market will donate a portion of the proceeds back to the Red Bank Regional HS Education foundation and each of the classes. And on February 22nd, when you purchase a '2012' you get one free.
While the battle began, the greenhouse at Sickles Market was buzzing with activity as it was the first day of their annual Artist Weekend festivities. Terril Warrenburg, Kelly McAdam and Amber Czesnolowicz, all students from the RBR VPA were on hand to display their beautiful artwork. Mike Quon, a local artist from Fair Haven, sold watercolors, drawings and mixed media. Kim Levin, a photographer from Little Silver, displayed her pet portraiture, while Leslie Eaton took orders for her jewelry designs.
A board at the deli counter is displaying the results of the competition. So far the freshman are in the lead:
2012 – 24
2013 - 16
2014 – 21
2015 – 46
Let us know which one is your favorite. Having both a sophomore and a junior at RBR, I know I will be alternating my lunch selections. But the Freshman Fiesta is sure to be my favorite.