Foodie Things to do in NJ this Weekend and Beyond

EWCOC7J6N9eventspageState Fair Wine Competition – Saturday, July 2
North Jersey Italian American Foundation is hosting a wine competition open to professional and amateur winemakers at the Meadowlands. Proceeds will benefit First Cerebral Palsy Center of NJ and the Belleville/Nutley Columbus Day Parade organization.

For more information, please call: 973-450-1073

cakebossCake Boss Anniversary Cake Unveiling – Saturday, July 2

The State Fair Meadowlands is the place to be for all fans of Buddy Valastro and his renowned cake-making skills. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Meadowlands Fairgrounds and be one of the first to see the monster cake!

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Fort Lee Farmer’s Market – Sunday, July 3

Fresh produce and delicious concoctions, what more could you ask for on a warm summer day? The Fort Lee Community Center is the place to be this Sunday for the Farmer’s Market!

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July 4th Fireworks Dinner Cruise – Monday, July 4

Enjoy the fireworks show from the Hudson and be treated to a 4 course dinner, open bar, and a live DJ. The cruise lasts from 7PM to 11PM. For more information, please visit:

Lakewood BlueClaws 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks – Monday, July 4

The BlueClaws face off against the Hagerstown Suns on Independence Day, but don’t get too torn up if your favorite team loses because everyone is welcome to the Southern style picnic and fireworks show! For more information, please call: 732-901-7000

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AManoPass the Pizza! – Wednesday, July 6

A Mano Ristorante in Ridgewood will have an all-you-can-eat pizza extravaganza every Wednesday evening with a combination of four pizzas to choose from. Toppings will vary from week to week!

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Adobe Photoshop PDFShrimpFest – July 8 -10

Come on down to Joe Palaia Park in Ocean township for the annual ShrimpFest. With more than 25 restaurants in attendance, there’s sure to be no end to the yummy treats.

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Fun food fact of the day: On July 4 alone, the biggest hot dog day of the year, 155 million hot dogs will be consumed.  That is enough hot dogs to stretch from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., more than five times!

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.