It's heartbreaking when circumstances out of anyone's control, like a global pandemic, force popular businesses to close. Sadly, a phenomenal restaurant in Asbury Park has fell victim to COVID-19.

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It was back in November of 2017 that I first told you about Modine. Steve and Shanti Mignogna, owners of Talula were about to venture into the world of coastal southern cuisine with their new spot at 601 Mattison Avenue.

The food and atmosphere were an instant hit. Fast forward to June 3, 2020, and we see this posted on Modine's Instagram page:

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

As of June 3, 2020, Modine is permanently closed. We have loved our time serving Asbury Park, and we want to thank you all for helping to fulfill our mission of quality food with a strong sense of community. We're extremely proud of our team and what we have been able to accomplish over the last two months, donating over 6,000 meals to feed local families, via the extraordinary efforts of Asbury Park Dinner Table. However, due to a loss in business caused by COVID-19, we can no longer justify continuing our operations at this time.

Thank you for your understanding and support. This is a bittersweet goodbye-for-now as we look forward to what lies ahead and serving you once again in the future!
Stay safe and please continue supporting our wonderful community.

Class act. I had the pleasure of dining at Modine many times. The food was always perfect and the staff was second-to-none. I have no doubt that the Mignognas will rebound and surprise us with another unique establishment that will make our mouths water.

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