Foodie Things to Do this Weekend and Beyond

Doggy Ice Cream Social, All 4 the Dogs Rescue. Friday July 22, 2011 6:00 PM Doggy Ice Cream Social, All 4 the Dogs Rescue, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Shoppes at Hamilton, Route 130 North, Hamilton, 609-443-4386. Bring your pets and enjoy ice cream to benefit the new 502(c)3 rescue organization dedicated to saving canines in need.

Restaurant Supported Agriculture Dinner Series, Tre Piani Friday July 22, 2011 6:30 PM Restaurant Supported Agriculture Dinner Series, Tre Piani, 120 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-452-1515 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Complete dinner based on local ingredients may be served as a buffet, plated, or family style. Leftover food will be donated to an area food bank. Register. $35.,

Spanish Tapas for Couples, Whole Foods Market Saturday July 23, 2011 Windsor Green Shopping Center, West Windsor, 609-799-2919 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sample Spanish inspired small plate delicacies. Presented by Chefs Felipe Katchucka and Joyce Fousek. Register. $35 per couple.

Fiesta, Crossing Vineyards and Winery Saturday July 23, 2011 5:00 PM Fiesta, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA, 215-493-6500. 5 p.m., Latin-style celebration of summer. Buffet dinner with ‘Build Your Own Taco Bar,’ glass of sangria, live music. Wear your favorite sombrero and win a prize. Register. $35.,

Riverwinds Community Center has a concert series every Friday where people can enjoy the music  and it is catered by Botto’s, a really great Italian place so you can buy their food while at the concert. 1000 RiverWinds Drive, West Deptford, NJ

Farm to Fork week is going on throughout the weekend in South Jersey. For a list of participating restaurants in South Jersey, click here.

Al fresco Farm to Fork dinner at Alba Vineyard. July 24th The Foodshed Alliance, along with Alba Vineyard will host a five-course , 269 Rt 627, Milford. The event, to benefit the Foodshed Alliance, will begin with an assortment of passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a dinner of locally sourced food paired with wine, prepared by the following chefs: Andre de Waal of Andre’s Restaurant and Wine Boutique in Newton, Dan Rothman of Whole Foods in Northern New Jersey, Mike Carrino of Restaurant Passionné in Montclair, Dan Richer of Arturo’s in Maplewood, and James Laird of Restaurant Serenade in Chatham. 4 PM; $125. To register, visit Rain date 7/31.

Red Bank Food and Wine Walk, July 24th 4-7pm sample wine and food from restaurants throughout the entire Red Bank Business District. 732-842-4244

9th Annual Red Wine & Blues Festival Tuckerton. July 23rd 2:30pm-8pm ~ $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Four Blues bands and four award-winning New Jersey wineries, all members of the New Jersey Wine Growers Association, will be available for sampling. Returning to the festival this year are Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery, Bellview Winery, and DiMatteo Vineyards. Evening boat rides will also be available for a nominal fee. Event Admission includes unlimited wine sampling, souvenir wine glass, self-guided tour of the Seaport’s buildings and grounds, access to the vendor marketplace, and live entertainment. Raise a glass and come celebrate the summer along the Tuckerton Crik. Guests are invited to bring their beach chairs, sit back, sip, and savor.
Cool Jazz and Blues Fest at Laurita Winery in New Egypt on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a weekend of live Jazz and Blues music all day, award winning wine, artisan displays, good food and more!

NJ Crab Festival at Ice House Restaurant in Wildwood on July 23. Fun Starts at 1:00 PM. Along Park Blvd. Wildwood, NJ 609-522-0033

Meadowlands Racetrack’s Summer Beer Festival. July 23, 5:30pm – 11:00pm. $32 in advance; $35 at door Meadowlands Racetrack – Paddock Park. 50 State Route 120 East Rutherford, NJ 201-TheBigM

Summer Weekday Escape: Book an overnight stay at either the Molly Pitcher Inn or Oyster Point Hotel, both in Red Bank, Sunday – Thursday. Receive 3-course dinner for 2, breakfast, and $100 voucher to the Spa at the Galleria. 732-530-8200.

Old York Cellars presents Wine & Wine Writer – Sunday, July 24, Noon – 4 p.m. Our search for “Where in the Wine World is Bart” continues. Look for Bart Jackson, author of the “Garden State Wineries Guide” this Sunday at Old York, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ. He will be on hand to sign copies of his book which profiles all the state’s wineries and helps you enjoyably hit the wine trail. Come chat wines with Bart, and Old York owner David Wolin, and winemaker Scott Gares.  Remember – if you are the first to spot Bart Jackson in his special Garden State Wineries Shirt – Do tap him on the shoulder and win a free gift basket & a signed copy of the Wineries Guide, published by the Wine Appreciation Guild, San Francisco, CA. Limited copies available on site at Old York Cellars, Ringoes, at $14.95 each.  To learn more about July 24th, visit

Hudson Restaurant Week: Kicks off July 25 through August 5th with over 40 restaurants participating in affordable pre-fixe lunches and dinners, including newcomers Antonia’s on the Park, Box and Cityside Bistro. Check out the full list and sample menus here.

St. Anne’s Italian Festival, Hoboken July 21-26 Enjoy live music, games, and Italian food and vendors at this annual street fair in Hoboken. Located at the historic St. Anne’s Church, on 7th and Jefferson in Hoboken.

2011 St. Ann’s Festival and Feast Music Schedule: Friday, July 22: Latin Night – Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso, Saturday, July 23: Ryan Pelton – Elvis impersonator, Sunday July 24: Disco night featuring Carol Douglas and The Tramps, Monday, July 25: The Nerds, Tuesday, July 26: The Bronx Wanderers

The Shannon Rose, New Jersey’s authentic Irish Pub is celebrating its two year anniversary in the Woodbridge community on Thursday, July 28 with an all-day birthday bash and is inviting old friends and those who are yet to try the restaurant to join in its celebrations. Guests can enjoy drink specials and half price Irish Fare like The Shannon Rose’s signature Guinness Beef Stew or Corned Beef & Cabbage.

Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour. When: July 29-31, 2011. Robert Mondavi Discover Wine will invite event attendees to explore the senses with an Essence Station, designed to help guests recognize the subtle aromas and flavors of wine. Cooking demonstrations with local chefs and wine experts will complement displays on Robert Mondavi’s legacy in American winemaking, tastings of wines from Robert Mondavi Winery, Robert Mondavi Private Selection and Woodbridge, and an iPad station where visitors can send themselves information on what they’ve experienced. Where: Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City. (609) 398-4450 Cost: FREE!

Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival:  July 28 – 31. Too much great info to list. Check out the events, personalities and details here.

And of course, don’t forget your local Farmers’ Market. For a full list in New Jersey, click here.

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