Foodie Things to do in NJ This Weekend and Beyond!

Youth Education in the Arts Food and Wine Fest 2011

April 10, 2011
Enjoy a sumptuous array of food and wine at the YEA’s Food and Wine Fest. The varied menu and expansive selection of wines available at this event are sure to please even the most finicky palate. In addition to the hot foods, there will also be a never-ending raw bar replete with shellfish, seared tuna, and whole salmon. There is truly something for everyone and you can indulge guilt-free as the proceeds support the Youth Education in the Arts programs.

For more information about this event, please contact Caryn Goebel at (610) 821-0345 or email her at Tickets are available online at:

Saturday and Sunday
Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Special Events

“Get to the Point”  Beat the Winter Blues with BBQ and Microbrews “Get to the Point”, Point Pleasant that is, on Saturday April 9th at The Elks in Point Pleasant Beach. Amazing BBQ provided by Prime Market in Brick. Live music by RetroJunk. $25 ticket includes admission, food, craft beer tasting (see below)and tasting mug and music. $10 all you can drink cups available after tasting.

Sunday Soiree: Spend a glorious afternoon overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at Avenue in Long Branch. Sample delicious foods and wines of the Mediterranean. Live music by Filthy Rich and the Poor Boys, The Classic Blues Band.

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Mangia Hoboken!

Every Saturday afternoon, I’m sure many of you have been in the situation where you’re hungry and would love to try something new, but your options are so plentiful that you become overwhelmed and resort to sticking with something familiar. Well Mangia Hoboken! has a solution to this age-old problem. Their tours leave every Saturday at 2PM and last about 3 and a half hours. In that relatively short period of time you will visit a number of local favorites (including the now-famous Carlo’s City Hall Bakery, home of the Cake Boss). These tours offer behind-the-scenes looks at a number of bakeries, pizzerias, and traditional Italian ‘ristorantes.’  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:

Looking ahead

The Second Annual Long Branch Chef Challenge April 28th
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

Fun food fact of the day: Lemons have more sugar than strawberries.

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. Contact Candi with news about upcoming food focused events