This weeks episode is with Asbury Park’s Golden Girl, Marilyn Schlossbach.
This Woman is an Entrepreneurial Powerhouse
Many New Jersey and New York Locals already know Marilyn as the Queen Chef and co-owner of Langosta Lounge, Pop’s Garage, Labrador Lounge, and Asbury Park Yacht Club OR you may know about her because of her Asbury Park Political Run, her deep roots on the Jersey shore and developing our very eclectic food scene.
However, we are going on a decade of seeing Marilyn’s career grow and the first thing that comes to mind for us is her charitable side.
Marilyn’s community work in Asbury Park is enough to make anyone feel like it’s time to get off your butt…Like how many people did you help today? Her answer every day is hundreds!
Her current collaborations include Asbury Park’s Kula Café and Urban Farm, community gardening and surf lessons with the Boys and Girls Club of Asbury Park, and unwavering support of environmental organizations like Clean Ocean Action, Surfrider Foundation, American Littoral Society and Waves For Water that work to protect coastlines and marine environments.
Marilyn lets us go all the way in on this exclusive interview, we hear the downfalls and difficulties of being a restaurant owner, the parts that almost destroyed her and the major shifts that brought her businesses back to life.
This interview is honest, almost brutally so and gives us all a better picture of what it can look like when your talents and work collide.
Someday, we hope to see Marilyn running an ocean side garden restaurant in Nicaragua and we will come back to this interview and see the seeds were planted.
- French Food
- Market in the Middle
- Asbury Park
- Used To Be’s
- The Wall Street Journal
- The New York Times
- Feed This Community – Marilyn’s New Cookbook
- Recipes by Marilyn
Links & Resources:
- Langosta Lounge
- Asbury Park
- Pop’s Garage
- Labrador Lounge
- Lightly Salted
- Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County
- Asbury Park Yacht Club
- Food For Thought By the Sea
- Catering by Marilyn
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