Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

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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.

DiamondsForKale-SaveTheDate-V1aApril 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”—its 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 hereThe Kellogg Club, 25 Colles Avenue, Morristown.

April 5 and 6: Le Baker’s Dozen’s own Therese, will be baking her signature blueberry muffins and scones at the Montclair location of Williams-Sonoma from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, so stop by to check it out. Then come back on Sunday to see Chef Francesco Palmieri of The Orange Squirrel from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a demonstration and book signing with EAT INK author Birk O’Halloran. Chef Francesco is a featured Chef in this new book about chefs, recipes and tattoos. Williams Sonoma, 630 Valley Rd, Montclair, 973-783-1799.


April 7: The New Jersey Restaurant Association is hosting The Restaurant Operator’s Conference, featuring the Top New Chef competition along with other events such as a blind wine tasting by Master of Wine Patrick Farrell and the 4th Annual Mixologist Competition. This event will take place from 12 to 4:30 p.m. and those who wish to attend can register here. Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Hwy, Edison.

April 7: New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 14th Annual Savor Food & Wine Experience. Guests can sample a variety of food from more than 30 top area restaurants, enjoy live music from Michael Roselli, receive free astrological readings into their future and much more, including massages and makeup giveaways. The cocktail hour begins at 5, and the festival runs until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person.  Preakness Hills Country Club, 1050 Ratzer Road, Wayne, 973-470-9300.

April 9: Experience an Evening in Venice at Sea Oaks Country Club in Little Egg Harbor for this year’s Taste of Southern Ocean County Hunger Relief Dinner. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner starts at 6:15. The cost for the evening is $125 per person adn the proceeds help benefit local food banks. Sea Oaks Country Club, 90 Golf View Drive, Little Egg Harbor, 609-494-7211.

April 12: For $50 guests can enjoy a screening of Tampopo in addition to a Sake and wine/beer tasting with starters. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the screening will start at 6. For tickets, call 856-453-8130 or 973-864-4001. Little Mama’s Cafe, 20 West Commerce Street, Bridgeton.

April 13 to 18: Make your reservations for Bordentown’s Restaurant Week. Sample the fine eateries of Restaurant Row, all for a fixed price of $19.95 to $29.95. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and to make reservations.

April 19: Come to the Jack DiSalvo Charity Baseball Game at 2 p.m. to help raise money for a scholarship fund for New Jersey student athletes who demonstrate strong athletic abilities as well as academic excellence and are fueled by the motivation and determination to succeed. The game is open to the public and with a donation of any amount, participants will receive two free tickets with a meal voucher (Suggested Donation: $25). Celebrity Chef Anton Testino of Hell’s Kitchen will be preparing a special Ball Park Style menu and will also be at the game taking photos and signing autographs. Tickets can be purchased here160 Parmelee Ave., Hawthorne. 

unnamedMay 10: Pay a visit to America’s Grow-a-Row’s Farm-to-Fork Fundraiser from 5 to 10:30 p.m. 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.orgLifeCamp, 67 McCann Mill Road, Pottersville.