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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

This weekend:

March 20 and 21: The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival will feature over 1,000 beers, from 150 different breweries! The festival will be at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Get your tickets in advance for $55, or at the door for $60. Additional details can be found here. Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival at the AC Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., Atlantic City.

March 20 to 22: Tickets are on sale for the 7th Annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival at Crystal Springs Resort. This year, the guest of honor is David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, CA, which has earned two Michelin stars. Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation. Check out the full events agenda here. Complete details and tickets info can be found at www.njwinefoodfest.com or by calling 855-391-7454. Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg. 

March 22: 100 Black Men of New Jersey, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, holds its first annual Cooking for Change fundraiser, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds to go toward scholarship funds, aid mentoring, and youth development programs and initiatives. Tickets are $50 for adults, $20 for college students and children under 12 years of age. The event will be held at The Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick.

And beyond:

Through March 31: Montclair’s Amanti Vino celebrates its tenth anniversary with its very first private label wine, to be released in October: Cuvée Rufus. (Rufus is proprietor Sharon Sevrens’s yellow lab.) Artists (age 5 and up) can even get in on the fun by entering their designs for the wine’s label, and many of the submissions will ultimately be displayed at The Montclair Art Museum. Click here for more details. Amanti Vino, 30 Church Street, Montclair.

March 25: Join Chef Bryan Gregg and Chef Todd Villani at Escape Montclair, a five course dinner to benefit the Carol G. Simon Caner Center. Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $68 person with 50 percent of the proceeds going to the caner center. For more information, click here  or call (973) 744-0712. Escape345 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair.

March 26: Atlantic Cape Community College presents its 32nd annual Restaurant Gala at Bally’s in Atlantic City. The event includes 40 local restaurants preparing signature recipes. Tickets are $225, and proceeds go toward ACCC educational endeavors and scholarships. For tickets, click here, and for further information, call 609-463-4672 or email acccfdn@atlantic.edu. Bally’s, 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.

March 27: If you’re looking for a night of canvas and cabernet, come to the Cape May Ferry Terminal from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a table-top painting party from Artist on the Rocks. With the help of professional artists from local art studios, guests will be provided with a canvas to create their own painting while enjoying wine at dusk. Tickets are $50 per person, call 1-800-643-3779 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to purchase. 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, Cape May.   

March 30: The 15th Annual Taste of Essex will feature the best menu items from more than a dozen top Essex County restaurants. Event will be held at The Manor from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A portion of proceeds from this event will benefit the North Essex Chamber Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, and if last year’s turnout was any indication, get your tickets soon! Purchase here or for more information, call 973-226-5500. You can also email questions to email@northessexchamber.com. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange.

April 10: Come to the April Ferry Beer Flight Dinner for a five-course meal in the Sunset Lounge at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and features a beer pairing and a starter, appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert for $50 a person. Tickets can be purchased by calling guest services at 1-800-643-3779.

April 17 to 26: If you thought Jersey Shore Restaurant Week was just another restaurant week, think again. In addition to three-course meals from many of your favorite lunch and dinner spots along the Jersey coastline, the week will also include The Great Jersey Shore Burger Contest and Craft Beer Fest and the Chefs Invitational. Check back for more details as the event approaches!

April 20: Perona Farms will host A Taste of Talent on behalf of Project Self-Sufficiency, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Chefs from more than 30 of the finest restaurants in NJ will offer samplings of their signature dishes; musical entertainment, silent auction, and more. For more information about Project Self-Sufficiency, click here or call 973-940-3500Perona Farms, 127 Mill Street, Newton.

April 25 and 26: Save the date for the Inaugural Waretown Spring Wine Festival in Waretown, not far from Long Beach Island. On both days, the event will run from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area. The two-day event will feature samplings from a variety of award-winning wineries from throughout the Garden State, accompanied by live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, food vendors, and a children’s play area. Enjoy the event for $12 in advance (click here to order tickets), or $15 at the gate for those over 21. A two-day ticket will also be available for $25. Designated drivers are admitted for free. Waretown Recreation and Lake Area, 905 Wells Mill Road, Waretown.

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