Foodie Things to do in NJ This Weekend and Beyond!

Joe’s Crab Shack Opening : April 19 – 30, 2011: Joe’s Crab Shack is celebrating the opening of their newest New Jersey location in Clifton. Stop in before April 30th to donate to No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s anti-childhood hunger campaign. Each donation made will get you a coupon for various items off of the menu.  Visit Joe’s Crab Shack’s website for more information:

Looking ahead:

Blue Moon Mexican Café: Community Night Monday, April 25, 2011 : On Monday, April 25th Blue Moon Mexican Café in Wyckoff will be hosting a Community night during which 20% of proceeds will benefit the Relay For Life team. Please be sure to print out a flier and show it to your server.  Fliers can be found at:

The 7th Annual Family Connections International Tasting Gala

Wednesday, April 27, 2011  Join Family Connections for their 7th Annual Tasting Gala. Donations to Family Connections are tax-deductible and help to ensure that this organization can continue to provide essential services to children and families. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:

Fun food fact of the day: In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.

The Second Annual Long Branch Chef Challenge April 28th, 2011

This event is a fantastic opportunity to experience local fare at its best as the top chefs of Long Branch, NJ compete for the title of Best Dish at the Second Annual Long Branch Chef Challenge. Guests will have the opportunity to sample all of the competing dishes as well as meet the artists behind them.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, please contact Susan Woolley or Nancy Kleiberg at 732-222-0400 or email them at

Candida Sadigh, Assistant Editor. Born in Montreal, Canada to an Italian mother and a Persian father, Candida comes from an obscenely large family. Needless to say she grew up surrounded by lots of great food. While she has always been passionate about trying new foods and enjoying favorites, she only began to try her hand at cooking a few short years ago. Her adventures in the culinary arts have drastically enhanced her appreciation for a good meal and, especially, for a creative menu.