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March 20: Stop by Mighty Quinn’s for a taste of some barbecue that’s the real deal. The restaurant, whose flagship location is on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, celebrates the grand opening of its first NJ location today. Mighty Quinn’s, 850 Route 3 West, Clifton, 973-777-8340.
Through March 21: SJ Hot Chefs Spring Restaurant Week includes more than 30 South Jersey restaurants featuring four-course menus for $35. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and to make reservations online.
March 22: The third annual Beers on the Boards is a craft beer festival featuring a cider tasting car and beer from brand-name New Jersey breweries. Included in the $55 entrance fee is a gourmet buffet. Designated drivers can purchase $20 tickets, which include access to the buffet and alternate beverages. Click here to purchase tickets. 732-892-0131. Martell’s Tiki Bar, 308 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach.
March 22 and 23: This weekend is the Dandelion Wine 2013 Release Weekend at Bellview Winery in Landisville. Produced since 2005, Dandelion 2013 will be the ninth vintage from Bellview Winery, using an 80 year-old family recipe. To date, Bellview is one of only four wineries in the country to produce a wine from 100 percent dandelions, and they are the only producer of such a wine on the east coast. A special Library Reserve Pack will also be available for two days only. It will include Dandelion vintages from 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. 856-697-7172, Bellview Winery 150 Atlantic St, Landisville.
March 23 to 28: Collingswood welcomes foodies from near and far to its bi-annual restaurant week. The week features three- and four-course meals at prices ranging from $25 to $35 per person. Restaurants will feature popular dishes that are typical of their cuisines, which range from Italian to American to Mexican to Cuban. For more information, including a list of participating restaurants, click here.
March 24: A Taste of Morristown is the 12th annual fundraising event showcasing the fine and diverse dining available in the Morristown area, with samples from more than 30 area restaurants plus wine and spirit tasting courtesy of Gary’s Wines and Marketplace. Presented by the Morristown Rotary Club and benefiting local and international service projects. Live music and silent auction. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets $60 per person. Hanover Marriott Hotel Ballroom, 1401 New Jersey 10, East Hanover.
March 26: Di Paolo’s Italian Restaurant hosts a “Wine of the World” Wine Dinner. For $65, guests will enjoy a six-course meal with wine pairings. Courses include lobster bisque, sweet chicken marsala, four-cheese spinach lasagna with braised short rib ragu and more. Di Paolo’s Italian Restaurant. 856-299-4645, 28 South Broad Street, Penns Grove.
March 26: Pig and Prince in Montclair hosts a five-course meal accompanied by Spanish wines from the regions of Calatayud, Rias Baixas, Almansa and Vino de la Tierra. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and will include meal options like grapefruit granita, roast venison and chocolate-sherry souffle. The cost is $69 per person. Seating is limited, call 973-233-1006 to reserve your spot. Pig and Prince, 1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair.
March 28: Hudson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosts its 8th Annual Wine Tasting, with more than 90 world-class wines to taste and delicious foods and desserts. Bottles of wine ranging in value from $25 to $300 can be won with purchase of a “cork” for the cork pull. Live and silent auctions will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on getaways, local experiences and services, sports memorabilia, luxury gift baskets and much more. The event will be held at the Atrium at Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free parking is available. To purchase tickets and for more information about this event, please visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.
March 28: Show your support for the New Jersey Agricultural Society’s three programs: New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger, Learning Through Gardening, and the New Jersey Agricultural Leadership Development Program by attending the Spring in the Garden State Gala. This is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds help cover operating costs of the three aforementioned programs. Ticket and sponsorship details can be found here. The event will be held at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe.
March 28 to 30: The New Jersey Food and Wine Festival is a three-day event celebrating the world’s finest wines and renowned chefs. The festival will benefit the James Beard Foundation, which aims to celebrate, nurture and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through inspirational programming. Events include a champagne reception, “Battle of the NJ Sous Chefs” and “The Art of Blending Bourbon,” among many others. Tickets are available here, and prices vary depending on the individual event. Crystal Springs Resort, Rt 94 & 2 Chamonix Drive, Vernon Township.
March 29: The Tewksbury Woman’s Club is hosting “A Taste of Tewksbury” food and wine tasting fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include 60 different wines to taste. There will also be 12 local restaurants and one cheese shop participating by providing tastings from their menu. The woman’s club will be offering dessert tastings from their cookbook which will be for sale at the event. Live music will be performed by local talent Cailin Marie. Admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, or call (908)-509-1855 to buy your ticket. The Oldwick Manor, 163 Oldwick Road, Oldwick.
March 30: The High Street Grill will host a Beer and Cheese Tasting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For $30, guests can attend this educational and delicious event with local, farm-fresh cheese. The High Street Grill. 609-265-9199. 64 High Street, Mt. Holly.
Through April 1: Enjoy a match of up to $5 dollars in Uber or cab fare at the Funbars Hoboken spot, Little Town, New Jersey. Also, first-time Uber users can get $20 off their first Uber ride with promo code “FUNBARS.” Whether it’s an Uber ride, or you just hopped in a taxi or yellow cab, remember your receipt and show it to your server or bartender. Once inside, present your receipt to your server or bartender, who will start your tab with a credit for the same amount as your fare, or more details, venue locations, hours and events, please visit the Funbars website. Blackout days apply.
April 4 and 5: Attend “The Celebration of the Suds” at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. More than 100 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations. The focus of the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is the promotion of craft beers and the brewers who create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. Click here to buy tickets for $55. Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City.
April 4 to 14: Enjoy three-course meals at many Jersey Shore restaurants during Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Prices will be fixed at $20.14 or $30.14 per person. Click here for a list of participating restaurants.
April 5: Grow it Green, a Morristown-based non-profit that aims to build community through projects centered around food, education and outdoor spaces, is hosting “Diamonds for Kale,” their 2nd annual fundraising gala. The gala, which will take place from 7 to 10 p.m., will offer dancing, fine wine, beer, signature drinks and artisan appetizers from Chef Thomas Donohoe of End of Elm. Tickets are $125 and are available here. The Kellogg Club, 25 Colles Avenue, Morristown.
May 10: Pay a visit to America’s Grow-a-Row’s Farm-to-Fork Fundraiser at the Life Camp in Pottersville. Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman will make an appearance as the guest speaker. This unique fundraiser features local food artisans, a farm-fresh dinner and fine auctions. To participate or attend, visit americasgrowarow.org. LifeCamp, 67 McCann Mill Road, Pottersville.