November 11: White Horse Winery presents the Veteran’s Day Bash & Final Food Truck Friday. Enjoy great food from Oink & Moo BBQ, Cannoli World and Chimney Cake. There will be live entertainment from Audra McLaughlin of The Voice and more. 106 Hall Street, Hammonton.
November 11: Laurita Winery partners with Branches Catering to present a Farm to Table Harvest Dinner! All produce sourced locally from Dewolfs U Pick Farm in New Egypt. Enjoy a 4-course menu paired with Laurita wines. Reservations are required and seating is limited, the dinner will sell out. Tickets are $75; call Branches Catering at 732-542-5050 to reserve your spot. 85 Archer Town Rd., New Egypt.
November 11: All veterans and active duty servicemen and servicewomen who dine in at Chevys Fresh Mex in Clifton or Linden locations will receive a free entrée with proof of service. Guests can choose from a select menu including sizzling fajitas, grilled tacos, a quesadilla burger, chicken caesar salad, salsa chicken or fajita quesadillas and a variety of create-your-own combos. Veterans and active duty military can also receive a free entrée with proof of service when they dine in at their local Quaker Steak & Lube. Guests can choose from a select menu including signature wings, 12-pack of breaded boneless wings, the full lineup of beefed-up steak burgers, all chicken sandwiches and wraps and the QS&L Boneless Wing Salad.
November 11 and 12: The 10th Annual Housewares Warehouse Sale in New Castle, DE, will be the largest sale of its kind yet with more products and events planned for the two-day general public sale andfor the Stock Up for Seniors Event, which takes place the evening before the sale opens to the general public. Stock Up for Seniors is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Visit Meals on Wheels Delaware to purchase tickets. Ticket sales, as well as 5% of the proceeds from the warehouse sale, will benefit Meals On Wheels Delaware.Doors open at 4 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. For additional information on the sale, please call 302-326-4800. Centerpoint Business Complex Park in New Castle at 802 Centerpoint Blvd. (Follow signs from Route 273 to the warehouse.)
November 11 to 20: Jersey Shore Restaurant Week returns to the Jersey Shore, along with some can’t-miss events. On November 12, check out Saturday at the Shore, at the Irish Rail, from 12 p.m.to 2 p.m. On November 13, mixologists compete to make the Best Martini at the Shore, at Doolan’s Shore Club, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (21 and over. Click here to buy tickets.).Guests can taste top-notch martinis and savory bites together with live music. Professional voting panel (including Jersey Bites founder Deborah Smith) and a People’s Choice award. On November 19, stop by Harpoon Willy’s for Burgers, Bloodies, and Brews, from 12 to 4 p.m. (No tickets required!) On November 20, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., close out the week by sampling the food and wine from each region of Italy, at the Asbury Hotel. (Click here to buy tickets.) To see participating restaurants and for more details click here. (Please note that the November 10 Dream Dinner is sold out.)
November 12: The Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival features over 20 gourmet food trucks, three bands and a beer and sangria garden. This event benefits Eleventh Hour Rescue, Roxbury Social Services, and the Rockaway Borough Fire Department. Admission is $5. 144 Beach Street, Rockaway.
November 12 to 13: It’s time for Laurita Winery’s Food Trucks, Fireworks & Fire Pits Weekend: a weekend of wine, food trucks, live music and more. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. guests will enjoy fireworks as they sit by the fire. Sunday’s event will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with Pennington Station Band playing from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $25 for a discount four-pack, $50 for a discount 10-pack, and $12 for a weekend pass. To purchase tickets click here. The 85 Archertown Road, New Egypt.
November 13: The Chocolate Expo hits the ground running at the New Jersey Exposition Center. Check out tastings and sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, wines, cheese and much more, along with entertainment and demonstrations. Tickets can be purchased online at a discount or in person at the event which runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison.
November 14: The Algonquin teams up with the Garden State Wine Growers Association and Whole Foods Market Wall to present Forks, Corks, & Hops: a wine and cheese pairing event. Tickets are $85 per person for tasting alone, and $100 for tasting and wine and cheese pairing. (Tickets can be purchased here.) The event begins at 5:30 p.m. The Mill, 101 Old Mill Rd, Spring Lake Heights.
November 14 to 21: New Jersey Wine Week is a time to celebrate and support our local wineries and vendors alike. There will be many events hosted throughout the state to include wine trails, specialty tastings and pairing and much more. For a full list of events, click here.
November 15: Strip House and Unionville Vineyards join forces for the Taste of Fall Dinner, featuring select pairings of the award-winning Garden State winery’s top-rated wines with th e cuisine of Executive Chef Cenebio Canalizo. Acclaimed winemaker Cameron Stark will join to guide guests through the offerings. Click here for the complete menu. For further information or to make a reservation, call Sharon Kirby at 973-548-0050. $115 pp (tax + gratuity included). Strip House, The Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston.
November 16: Hopewell Valley Vineyards hosts a special Farm to Table Dinner featuring Greek inspired dishes sourced locally, with fresh ingredients. Enjoy a five course meal and wine carefully selected to compliment each course. For the menu and tickets, click here, or call 609-737-4465. 46 Yard Road, Pennington.
November 17: Downtown Haddonfield hosts Haddonfield Night Market, a food truck event featuring cuisines from barbecue to Italian, Brazilian to Chinese, and even sweets. The evening will also feature live entertainment, a farmer’s market and the local shops will be open. For a list of vendors, click here. Event runs 4 to 8 p.m.
November 20: The Summit Winter Farmers Market will begin January 2017. Until then head over to the Summit House Pop-Up sampling booth at the Summit Downtown Farmers Market, to get a taste of Summit House. 22 DeForest Avenue, Summit.
November 21: The Rum & Cigars Pairing Event is a special evening hosted by The Bonney Read in conjunction with Asbury Park Cigar & Tobacco Co. Tickets are $100 and will include three Mount Gay Rum tastings, one cocktail and three premium My Father Cigars. Contact The Bonney Read for tickets at 732-455-3352. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. 525 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park.
November 25 to 27: The Holiday Wine Trail Weekend is a great way to get in the spirit and support local businesses. Enjoy wine tastings, sales, entertainment and more. Contact your local winery to see what they’re planning or check out a list of events here.
December 4: Start off your holiday season by decorating cookies at the Grain House during the Sharing Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and while you’re there, donate to the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown. A list of items needed can be found here. Tickets are $27.95 for adults and $12 for children 4 to 10 years old. To make a reservation call908-221-1150. 225 Route 202, Basking Ridge.
Tuesdays through Sundays, through December 31: Explore the 100-year history of one of New Jersey’s most iconic traditions at the Morris Museum’s newest exhibit, “Icons of American Culture: The History of New Jersey Diners.” Curated by Jody Marcus, the exhibit retells the story of how the classic, neon-lit, stainless steel diners of the past century captured the hearts of hungry diners everywhere through carefully curated factoid panels, photographs, paintings, and historical artifacts. Much of the information in the exhibit comes from the 2013 book The History of Diners in New Jersey, written by author and Jersey Bites contributor Michael C. Gabriele. (And check out his recent article about the exhibit here!) The exhibit runs through December 31. The museum is closed on Mondays and is open on Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information about hours and admission, click here. The Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown.
March 23: Advanced sale tickets are available now through December 31 for South Jersey’s premier food and beverage event, the 34th Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala. Individual tickets are available for $200 each. The 34th annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala takes place in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center. The event showcases thousands of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts. To purchase advance tickets, send checks payable to the Atlantic Cape Foundation to: Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. For more information, contact Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672 or [email protected]. 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.