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March 2019

The Chocolate Expo 2019 at Rutgers Athletic Center

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Rutgers Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road
Poscatawau, New Jersey 08854
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$10 – $30

Join the Chocolate Expo at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ on March 31. At the Chocolate Expo, guests are invited to indulge in tastings and purchasing of: * Chocolates * Chocolate fountain treats * Baked goods * Specialty foods * Cheeses * Craft sodas * Local wines ...and much more at 70+ vendor booths! The Chocolate Expo features not only their regular lineup, but also vendors from the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, along with other presenters from the…

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Meatball Showdown in Toms River

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Capones Gourmet Pizza and Pasta, 17 Washington St.
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
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$25

The Meatball Showdown is returning to Toms River for the third time, on March 31, 2019! Capone's Gourmet Pizza and Pasta hosts the event, which features a friendly competition between local, non-professional cooks for the tastiest homemade meatballs as they compete for the official title of Best Meatballs of the Jersey Shore! Guests will experience a tasting of each meatball, the opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite, and they'll get to enjoy samples from local wineries. Prepare to…

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April 2019

International Food Festival in Jersey City

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liberty House Restaurant, 76 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Jersey City, NJ 07305
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$50

Test your taste buds at the International Food Festival, held at Liberty Hosue Restaurant in Jersey City. Hosted by the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA), the fundraiser also benefits the New Jersey Restaurant Educational Foundation's ProStart Program. Multiple local N.J. restaurants and ProStart students will cook on site and serve a range of international cuisine. Admission includes unlimited food, wine, and beer. Thursday April 4, 2019. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $50 per person. To purchase tickets, click here.

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Primavera: Spring Pop-Up Dinner at the Hunterdon Art Museum

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, NJ United States
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$100

The Hunterdon Art Museum will host a fund-raising pop-up dinner that celebrates the flavors of spring on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m. The event features an unforgettable six-course dinner perfectly prepared by Chef Mia Emerson of 15 Landsdowne Catering. On the Menu: Chilled spring pea soup Fennel salad An entrée of either Tuscan pork arista with garlic and rosemary jus-white bean ragout, or vignole with fava beans, asparagus-artichokes-crostini Dark chocolate gelato The special guest for the evening will be…

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2019 Taste of Essex in West Orange

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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$50 – $400

Sample the best eats of Essex County when you attend the 2019 Taste of Essex! Enjoy an exceptional evening of tastings from dozens of local restaurants and other food and drink vendors that will be sharing their lifetime cuisine for all to try. Restaurants will be judged on the best sweet and savory dishes. Monday, April 8, 2019. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 purchased until March 25 and $60 after March 25. Tickets purchased at the door…

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2019 New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Expo

April 17 - April 18
Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Dr
Secaucus, NJ 07094 United States
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$10 – $20

Entrepreneurs will continue moving New Jersey's restaurant industry forward at the upcoming New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Expo! New Jersey professionals looking for a unique and educational experience about the Garden State's vibrant restaurant and hospitality industry are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event on April 17, and 18, 2019, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Attendees will learn about how the New Jersey restaurant and hospitality industries contribute to the state and national economies. Get more information on jobs and entrepreneurial…

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Passaic County Restaurant Week

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - May 5 @ 10:00 pm

We are excited to announce the first ever Passaic County Restaurant Week! Passaic County Restaurant Week celebrates fine dining at an accessible price. Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. April 24 to May 5, 2019    

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