December 1: Collingswood Beer & Fare offers a great chance to taste brews from Devil’s Creek Brewery and food from Collingswood restaurants. Live entertainment will also be provided and a portion of ticket sales will be donated to The Animal Welfare Association. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. 1 Powell Lane, Collingswood.
December 10: Spiagetta Italian Seafood Trattoria is holding a Seven Fish dinner at 6:30 p.m. The BYOB event is $76 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Click here to reserve. 9800 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor.
December 14: If you’ve got a love for dumplings, then look no further! Chef One invites guests to a launch party at The Well celebrating the retail launch of Chef One 13oz dumplings. Guests can enjoy free dumplings and happy hour specials from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 272 Meserole St, Brooklyn. Sponsored.
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.