Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

This weekend:

Through April 26: Jersey Shore Restaurant Week is underway! Enjoy a three-course meal with your choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert for either $20.15 or $30.15. Click here for participating restaurants.

April 24: Boots and Bling, presented by the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is a humanitarian fundraising gala. To support the cause, country music star and Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich will perform. The event will include an auction, dancing, and giveaways, and will be held at the MAC at Monmouth University. Click here for additional details and tickets.

April 25Taste of the Town with Special Guest Chef Alex Guarnaschelli in Allamuchy Township. For all the details click here. 

April 25 and 26: Come on down 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 samples 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.

April 26: Red Bank’s International Flavour Festival, with over 25 participating restaurants, begins Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the White Street Municipal Parking Lot. This huge street fair offers international food, wine, and beer with live entertainment and activities for all ages. Food provided by a number of Red Bank restaurants and all of the proceeds will benefit Monmouth Day Care, Parker Family Health Center, and Red Bank RiverCenter. Tickets are $5.00 per person and 10 and under are free. For more information, click here. 19 White Street, Red Bank.

April 26 and May 2: Bring the family to West Cape May for the Beach Plum Farm Spring Festival on Saturday, April 25, and Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy roasted lamb with farm-grown sides as well as beer provided by Cape May Brewery. For more information, click here. 140 Stevens Street, West Cape May.

April 28: The Education Foundation of the Paramus Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the 10th Annual Taste of Paramus and Beyond, at 6 p.m., at The Terrace. Admission is $35 per person, which includes valet parking and one complimentary wine. Tickets may be purchased online at, over the phone at 201-261-3344, or by mailing a check to PRCofC Education Foundation, PO Box 1703, Paramus. The Terrace, 299 Paramus Road, Paramus.

And beyond:

May 9: The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival arrives at the Sussex County Fairgrounds with over 200 beers. Food trucks including The Cow & The Curd, Empanada Guy, The Outslider, Pizza Vita, Waffle De Lys, and Oink & The Moo BBQ will be at the ready. Special guest Sick Star Nation will perform and, if that’s not enough, guests can ride a mechanical bull! Click here for tickets and additional details. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta.