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The Summit DinerThrough 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 enjoy Food Trucks and Fire Pits: Fire & Ice on New Year’s Day. Enjoy live entertainment, several food trucks, brews from Pinelands Brewing Company, fireworks and more. 120 Main Street, Tuckerton. 

January 7: Attention Downton Abbey fans! Liberty Hall Museum will host a 1920s-style luncheon inspired by the hit PBS show. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. guests can enjoy the luncheon buffet, with choice of red or white wine. A tour of the museum follows the luncheon. $60 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 908-527-0400. 1003 Morris Avenue, Union.

January 14: Come on out for Renault Winery’s Winter Wine Festival! Event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10, at renaultwinery.com, or $15 at the door. Admission includes a souvenir glass. 609-965-2111. 72 North Breman Avenue, Egg Harbor City.

speakeasyJanuary 28: Montclair Food & Wine Festival kicks off 2017 with the Speakeasy, at the Wellmont Theater. Enjoy a true throwback event with libations from Montclair’s Amanti Vino, samples from 20 area restaurants, and music from Trent Armand Kendall + Brass Illusion. The event runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m., with VIP entry beginning at 6:30. Entry is $185 for VIP and $95 for general admission. The Wellmont Theather, 5 Seymour Street, Montclair. 

January 28 and 29: Come one, come all, to Asbury Park Beerfest! Two sessions will be held on January 28 (noon to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and one session on January 29 (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Advance admission is $37.50 +tax/fees, and at the door it’s $45 +tax/fees. Enjoy craft beers, ciders, retro beers, classic boardwalk food, and tasting glasses. Convention Hall, Asbury Park. 

January 29: Raise a glass of apple cider at Terhune Orchards, in celebration of the annual British tradition of Wassailing the Apple TreesFrom 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. guests will partake in music making, toasts of hot cider, and placing gifts of cider-soaked bread in the tree branches. This event is free to the public. 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton.

February 4: Sample over 150 beers at the 7th Annual Great Beer Expo: MeadowlandsThis beer tasting event will showcase breweries from around the corner, across the country and around the globe. There will be two event sessions, one from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the next from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $45 +tax/fees each when purchased online in advance of the event. They will be $60 on event day at the door (cash only).Ticket price includes a souvenir tasting glass marked with a 2 oz. pour line and beer tasting. Designated driver tickets are available for $10, tickets can be purchased in advance for session one here and session two here. This event is for guests 21+ older. 355 Plaza Dr. Secaucus. 

March 23: Advance-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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