Through February 3: Hudson Restaurant Week is wrapping up! This year over 40 restaurants in Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, and Bayonne are participating. Lunch and dinner prices vary. Participating restaurants are listed here.
February 4: Sample over 150 beers at the 7th Annual Great Beer Expo: Meadowlands. This 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.
February 4 and 5: Spice up your Game Day snacking with Hot Sauce Weekend at the Old York Cellars Winery! Stop in for complimentary samples and pick up a bottle of honey espresso chili sauce, made with raw honey from their vineyards or blueberry Malbec hot sauce made from the award-winning Malbec. The event is from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wine tasting is also available for $7 per person. Over 21. 80 Old York Rd., Ringoes.
February 10 to 12: The White Horse Winery presents Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend! Guests can sample five wines and a variety of gourmet chocolates for $25. Tastings will take place every half hour. Enjoy live music by Lauren Marsh on Saturday and The Dunns on Sunday. For Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend hours and more information about prices, click here. 106 Hall Street, Hammonton.
February 11: Jersey Girls Food Tours partners with local blog Growing in Jersey City to bring you Valentine’s Day Dessert Tour in downtown Jersey City! From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., take a journey through several eateries showcasing a variety of desserts. Tickets are $65 per person and include food, beverage pairings, and a narrated tour. Goodie bags to take home are also included! Click here to purchase your ticket. 275 Grand Street, Jersey City.
February 11: Tickets are now on sale for Body & Soul’s “Underneath the Harlem Moon,” a night of wine, food, and music. Hosted by Jazz House Kids, the event will feature Claudio Roditi & the Bossa Trio, the Jazz House Kids Alumni Band, and Showtime at the Apollo winner Matthew Whitaker & Friends. The event takes place at Montclair’s Van Vleck House & Gardens. General admission for the main set, runs from 8 p.m. to11 p.m., is $150 All proceeds benefit the organization’s full mission. 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair.
February 18 and 19: Laurita Winery Hosts its annual Winterfest. This family-friendly event includes ice sculptures, classic winter activities, and a variety of themed food and beverages, plus food trucks! Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 4-17. Tickets can be purchased online or at the event. Click here for more details. 85 Archertown Road, New Egypt.
February 23: Ales for Whales promises to be an evening of good brews, food, and friends. The event will take place at Tuckahoe Brewing Company in Egg Harbor Township, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost of tickets is $30 in advance and $35 at the door and the proceeds will go directly to the organization. Ales for Whales will highlight the brewery’s beer selection and food from local eateries, including Charlie’s Bar and Restaurant, Touch of Italy, McCullough’s Pub and Restaurant, Pete’s Subs and Deli, Juliano’s Pub and Grill, Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Flat Stone Bar and Grille, Micchelli’s Pizza, Amici’s Homemade Specialties, and Sal’s Coal Fire Pizza. Guests will enjoy a fantastic selection of beer and wine and enjoy complimentary food while bidding on items up for auction. Space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended. Go to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine, or call 609-266-0539.
March 4: The Van Vleck House & Gardens presents a maple sugaring family program, a tour and demonstration of the maple sugaring process. Come between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m for the hour-long tour in the Mother’s Garden. Tickets are $7 per person and registration is required. To register, email [email protected] or call 973-744-4752. 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair.
March 5 to 10: Treat yourself at one or more or the 70+ restaurants participating in Atlantic City’s Restaurant Week this winter! These restaurants are offering three-course meals at fixed prices. Lunch will be $15.17 per person and dinner will be $35.17 per person. Prices do not include taxes, beverages, or gratuity. Find a restaurant to dine at here.
March 12: Advance tickets are on sale now through March 11 for the 9th Annual Belmar Restaurant Tour! Sample chefs’ creations from over 30 of Belmar’s restaurants from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased here for $30 and at restaurants Brandl, Mr. Shrimp, 10th Ave Burrito Company and Simply Southern. Day-of tickets are $35.
March 13: Taste of Montclair, hosted by the Rotary Club of Montclair to the Manor in West Orange. With more than 40 participating restaurants, the event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 100% of the ticket sales go to charity. Click here to purchase tickets. 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange.
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.
April 1: Check out Munch Madness, Rahway’s food truck, barbeque, and basketball event! Munch Madness starts at 12 p.m. inside the Rahway Recreation Center for the Court Jesters Performing Basketball Team performance, and then from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests can enjoy foot trucks and a barbeque competition in the City Hall parking lot. Admission is free. 3 City Hall Plaza, Rahway.
June 2 to 4: Kick off June with Michael Arnone’s 28th Annual Crawfish Fest! Get a taste of Louisiana and New Orleans style music, food, and camping festival during these three days on Sussex Country Fairgrounds in Augusta. The festival will feature 24 bands and dishes from 8 vendors at $10 or less. Other dining options include the Chef’s Table, a five-course meal for adults 14 and over at $500. Click here to purchase tickets.