Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond


November 1st: Orale Mexican Kitchen Day of the Dead Costume Party. Enjoy this traditional Mexican costume party and contest on Friday, November 1st from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy DJ “Dancing Tony,” live music, face painting, drink specials and dancing. This party will take place at 341 Grove St. in Jersey City.

62723_10152046931168140_1120130930_nNovember 1st: Harvest Brewmaster Dinner. Enjoy great food, live music, beer tastings and more at this annual event beginning at 7 p.m. at the Tun Tavern Restaurant and Brewery in Atlantic City. (2 Convention Blvd). $59 per person. Menu includes items like glazed roast duck and short ribs paired with flavored beers. E-mail for reservations or call 609-347-7800.

1450255_10202240784252232_427572232_nNovember 2nd and 3rd: Food Truck and Fire Pits. Come to the Laurita Winery (35 Archertown Road, New Egypt) from 11 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 11 to 6 p.m. on Sunday to experience Danny the Chain Saw Carver, Rex the Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur, pony rides, music and tons of gourmet food trucks. This event is $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Kids under 12 years of age are free, and there is free parking. Purchase tickets at or by calling 1-800-LAURITA.

November 2nd and 3rd: Grape Adventure Wine Festival with Six Flags. Sample award-winning New Jersey wines, enjoy live entertainment and stroll through a craft village. Up to 150 locally-produced wines are available for sampling and wine glasses will be provided. Come to Six Flags, Route 537, Jackson, from 12 to 5 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at 732-928-2000 x2850 or by contacting


November 7: The Third Annual Long Branch Chef’s Challenge 6:00 PM at Ocean Place Resort and Spa. $75. per person. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kay Guadagno Memorial Fund at Monmouth Medical Center. Our competing chefs will be judged by a professional panel and all attendees will have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice too!! Also there will be a Tabletop competition which will be judged by DesignNJ but you will have a chance to vote your People’s Choice!! For tickets call or email the Chamber office (732-222-0400 or (cash, checks and credit cards accepted).

November 8th: Kings Food Market Holiday Tasting Event. Shoppers who attend the event will be welcomed to taste their way through the store as Kings offers three consecutive days of signature samplings, exclusive cooking demonstrations and a special gift from Morristown’s own ENJOU Chocolate for the first 250 attendees. Customers who visit the store on Friday, November 8, will also have the opportunity to meet and receive complimentary consultations from nutritionist Shari Bilt Boockvar, MS, RD.  Special tastings will occur throughout the weekend from Friday, Nov. 8 – Sunday, Nov. 10. This event will take place at 191 South Street in Morristown. Contact Rebecca Masterbone at or 215-790-4385 for more information.

forks&corks-finalNovember 18th: Jersey Bites Presents Forks & Corks to benefit the Algonquin Arts Theatre at the Mill, Spring Lake Heights from 6 to 9pm. This event will showcase deliciously diverse cuisine from the area’s most popular restaurants along with a cast of renowned wines and beers.  $65 per person. Entertainment: The Paul Marino Band Dress: Business Attire Sponsorship Opportunities contact Teresa Staub Development Director, 732-528-4336or

December 3rd: TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Unleash your wild side in this game tasting on Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:30 – 9:00.  Held at newly opened Terre à Terre ( in Carlstadt, NJ.  With a menu focused exclusively on locally grown and sustainable foods, Chef Todd Villani will prepare a multi-course wild game tasting, featuring local bison, duck, lamb, and venison. For more information, pricing, and reservations, call 201.507.0500 or visit