Friday Foodstuffs 10.23.09: Still Time to Get Your Octoberfest Fix

You don’t know this, but those of us who have blogs can actually peer out and see those who read those blogs. Really. It’s true. Honest. And, looking out at you folks, I can see some long faces. And, looking a bit further, I can see why – your lederhosen is still hanging in your closet, waiting to be worn. Your fancy beer stein is gathering dust high on shelf. You think you’ve missed Oktoberfest, and that makes you sad.

Well, by my calendar it still says October, and I say you’ve still got some time…and some events!

Actually, you have three Oktoberfests happening this weekend, and they’re all down at the shore. Let’s start with tonight and the Oktoberfest celebration at The Pier Shops at Caesars. Over 30 beers will be available for sampling. Tomorrow at 11AM will be the start of the Octoberfest event in Sea Isle City at JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue. And, at the Taj in Atlantic City, they will be having two days’ worth of Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the food, the beer and the music!

As for the rest of the Festivals of Food this weekend, you have A Taste of the World going on at the Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library on Saturday and the Taste of South Jersey Wine Expo at Elite Caterers in Voorhees on Sunday. The Wine Expo is a benefit to help the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

For your dining pleasure this weekend…Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Marlton is having a European Grand Tour Wine Dinner tonight at 6:30PM, High Street Grill in Mount Holly is having a Fall Seasonal Beer Lunch on Sunday, and all weekend is the La Cucina Italiana & Vino Wine Getaway Weekend at Golden Inn Resort Hotel in Avalon. In addition. Iron Hill Brewery in Maple Shade will be having a special Brewers’ Reserve tasting event with Flying Fish of Cherry Hill on Sunday.

In the cooking classes, Kitchen Kapers in Moorestown has Cooking for Couples: Opa! Traditional Greek Favorites on Saturday and Kids in the Kitchen: Haunted House Favorites on Sunday. Sunday is also the next installment of the Cape May Wine School at The Washington Inn.

Blogging Out Hunger

The Beachwood branch of the Ocean County Library will be having a community food drive from November 9th to the 14th.

November 14th will be the day for Project Thanksgiving, a joint effort between the Salvation Army and local ShopRites in the Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton areas.

The Cathedral Kitchen in Camden not only helps those in need of food but for those who want to train for a culinary career.

And in the news this week…

The oyster harvest in the Delaware Bay will continue until November.

Bayard’s Chocolates is closing its Pennsauken location after Christmas.

The battle between Pearl Restaurant in Somers Point and the DOT continues.

Dutch Neck Village in Cumberland County is looking to have a 25,000 square foot Amish market built and ready to go by Spring 2010.

A nice article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the cranberry harvest at the Lee Brothers farm in Washington Township.

Gabriella’s in Ortley Beach had their sign catch on fire.

And a female pizza delivery person thwarted a robber in Gloucester Township.

Have a great weekend!

– John


One thought on “Friday Foodstuffs 10.23.09: Still Time to Get Your Octoberfest Fix

  1. Hmmm, are you a peeping John? LOLI was teasing my hubby and a friends husband who both went to Germany that just happened to be October Fest, and somehow they managed to avoid working the whole time they supposedly got paid for, because all they talk about is how great the beer was there! I am sure you would have been right along side them…

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