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The Jersey Shore Cookbook coverDecember 10: Meet and greet Jersey Shore Cookbook author and Jersey Bites founder, Deborah Smith, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Brick at 1 p.m44 Brick Plaza, Brick.

December 10: Join Mary Ann Esposito, creator and host of the PBS series, Ciao Italia, along with Jersey Shore Chef Joe Leone, for an event featuring live cooking demonstrations, food samples, cooking tips, and a question/answer session. The event is at  The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the People’s Pantry of Ocean County. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here1 College Drive, Toms River.

December 10: Bottom of the Barrel is New Jersey’s premier bourbon and whiskey tasting event. Held at the Starland Ballroom, guests can enjoy samplings of over 30 bourbons and whiskeys, craft cocktails, food trucks, games, activities and a virtual reality experience. Tickets can be purchased online. 570 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville.
December 10: After  a year of anticipation, the wait is over. Terhune Orchards Vineyard & Winery, member of the Garden State Wine Growers and Association, celebrates the long awaited arrival of its wine barn.The vineyards have been expanded to nine acres of grapes and 12 varieties of wine, including three fruit wines made from Terhune Orchards’ own apple cider. In honor of this celebration, which starts at 1 p.m., Terhune Orchards will have guided tours, along with free wine tastings and light refreshments. 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton.
December 10: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in New Jersey holds its Annual Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The fundraiser will support the efforts of the U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots program. Guests can enjoy breakfast, compliments of Applebee’s, along with raffle tickets for door prizes, and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus. Tickets are $10 each (free to children 2 and under) and can be purchased by calling or visiting your local Applebee’s. Advanced reservations are required as seating is limited.

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. 

The Summit DinerTuesdays 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.

January 1: The Tuckerton Seaport invites guests to Food Trucks and Fire Pits: Fire & Ice on New Year’s Day. Enjoy live entertainment, several food trucks, brews from Pineland’s Brewing Company, fireworks and more. 120 Main Street, Tuckerton. 
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.
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