For the most part, I will do anything to avoid an alley. But not this one!

Red Bank is an awesome town to walk around, including this alley. In fact, it actually has a name: The Victorian Courtyard, and its official address is 30 Monmouth St., adjacent to The Dublin House (one of my all-time favorite places for the Nachos Supreme and Grilled Chicken Pesto Salad!)

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

Back to the alley: it's adorable. Clean, cute, and full of fun stores, including the Soupmeister place, which is officially called That Hot Dog Place an Irish shop, a paint/craft store and hair salon.

It's also an easy way to cut through to White Street or to the public parking lot between White and Monmouth Streets.

If every alley could be this nice, the world would be a better place :)

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)