Friday Foodstuffs 3.13.09 – More St Patty’s Day Stuff

I have to admit: I thought last Friday’s listing of St Patrick’s Day locations was a bit on the lame side. Not well prepared. Skimpy. I could try to come up with a good excuse (locusts, dog ate my homework, I was young and needed the money), but that wouldn’t help.

So…I’ve made a decision: come up with another list of items today, and between last Friday and today you’ll have enough options from which to choose. Well, that’s my story anyway, and I’m sticking to it.

The Press of Atlantic City and the Courier-Post have stories this week about local places to get your corned beef and cabbage (and beer, of course) fix.

Whole Foods in Marlton is having two different St Patty’s Day related offerings: a free tasting from 1PM to 3PM tomorrow, and $3 corned beef sandwiches on Monday from 11:30AM to 1:30PM, with the proceeds going to Cathedral Kitchen in Camden.

Want some dancing with your Irish fare? Well OK, how about a St Patty’s Day Social at Shannon Caterers in Atco tomorrow night? The event is from 7PM to 11PM, and for $35 you get dinner, dancing and an open bar. The proceeds from this event benefit the Berlin Township P.E.A.C.E. (Parent and Educator Alliance for Child Enrichment). Irish food and music will also be the main features at the St Patrick’s Day Celebration at Laurita Winery in New Egypt on Sunday from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is free. And, a pre fixe Irish dinner and traditional music are on tap on the 17th at Cafe Madison in Riverside.

And if you want something to do that doesn’t involve corned beef, cabbage, potatoes or Irish stouts??? You like wings? They’re having a Hot Wing Challenge at The Grand Marketplace on Route 130 in Willingboro (my old hometown) tomorrow starting at 2PM. We’re planning on going there; we’ve been meaning to check out their Amish market anyway. Two birds, please say hello to this one stone.

The Spring edition of the Festivals of Food should be ready by Monday. If not, then sometime next week. Got a lot of good things already on the list.

Some other events and restaurant happenings of note coming up over the next week:

Winter Whites Dinner at Peter Shields Inn (Cape May)
American Red Cross of Burlington County Gala at The Merion (Cinnaminson)
Vintage Rock Wine Dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (Marlton)

Oasis Animal Sanctuary Fundraiser at Sharrott Winery (Winslow)

This Weekend:
Argentinian Wine Weekend at The Golden Inn (Avalon)

March 17:
Mastroberardino Wine Dinner at Auletto Caterers (Almonesson)

March 18:
All Vegetarian Tapas Dinner at The Tortilla Press (Collingswood)

March 19:
Bacio Cooking Class at Bacio Italian Cuisine (Cinnaminson)
Taste: A Jack Daniel’s Tasting at Swanky Bubbles (Cherry Hill)
Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce Annual Wine and Food Pairing Extravaganza at Auletto Caterers (Almonesson)

March 20:
First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway at Rita’s
Tour of Italy Wine Dinner at Morton’s the Steakhouse (Atlantic City)

Always check the For Your Dining Pleasure link on the right for updates on special restaurant happenings, and be on the lookout for a the April update! In addition, we will be bringing yet another monthly update in a food area that I’m sure many of you will have an interest.

In the news…

The Epicurean Society of Southern New Jersey recognized Winfield’s of Millville as Restaurant of the Year in 2008.

And here’s an interesting study on Americans and their eating habits.

Have a great weekend!

– John


3 thoughts on “Friday Foodstuffs 3.13.09 – More St Patty’s Day Stuff

  1. I was thinking of you two last night as we stumbled into a St Patty’s party, an early one for sure!Here is that site I want you to check out, the couple that runs the AWS group here live down by you…

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