Ahem…notice anything different lately? Well, yes, we all did get haircuts recently, but that’s not it. Look up at your web address window and you might see something different– as in http://www.eatinginsjersey.com, perhaps? That’s because we’ve changed our URL. A long overdue change, since no one can remember our mouthful of an address (Including me!- Lisa).We’ve also updated our logo- do you like the little knife and fork? These aren’t the only changes afoot. We’ve mentioned that our little blog is growing up, and we have some big plans that we’re working and hoping and sweating over…so stay tuned.
As far as our weekend is concerned, it’s spoken for. We’ll be excitedly haunting the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival , checking things out and reporting back on all our adventures.
So what else is going on this weekend? Well, if you’re around that previously-mentioned-big- event this Saturday, you may want to take a detour to Amalthea Cellars in Atco to check out the WAMPP: Wine Art Music Poetry Project and say hi to our friend Chef E. It’s for a worthy cause, which we wrote about this week. As for today, the Camden County 4-H Fair, begins and will run through Sunday. Or you can celebrate the wonderful wines of Glorious Spain at Traino’s Wine and Spirits in Marlton today from 4PM to 7PM. On Saturday, the Bacchus Winemaking Club in Toms River is having their Annual Harvest Party – if you go, let us know if you actually stomp on some grapes. Or maybe you’d rather Feast in the Fieldswith food prepared by Robin’s Nest at 1895 Organic Farm in Lumberton. On Sunday you have the Pub Crawl in Marlton starting at Scaturro’s Restaurant and Bar (just don’t drink so much that you’re crawling home) and the Sassicaia Wine Dinner at Caffe Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill.
And here’s the farmer’s market report…
Looks like the idea of having farmer’s markets at the South Jersey Healthcare locations in Vineland, Bridgeton and Elmer has been successful one month into the initiative.
In the cooking school kitchens this weekend…
Tonight is the Global Kitchen: Moroccan at Sur La Table in Marlton. On Saturday, Kitchen Capers in Moorestown has Tweens: Comfort Food Classics and Cooking for Couples – High Class Party Food on a Dime ; then you have Bon Appetit: Grillin’ USA at Sur La Table; a Pizza Making Class at Tony Boloney’s in Atlantic City; and the Ocean County Library in Lakewood is getting in on the act with Rainforest Chow (free but you have to register in advance). Or you can spend Sunday with Julia at the In The Kitchen Cooking School in Haddonfield.
Blogging Out Hunger
The Camden County Library System will continue its food drive through August 7th.
And in the news this week…
Joey Vento, owner of Geno’s Steaks in Philly and a resident of Medford, donated a Harley motorcycle to the local police department back in March. There are some unnamed sources saying that in exchange for this donation, Vento’s house gets extra police patrolling. The article does not really produce any evidence that this is the case, and Vento has a history of donating to police organizations, so there may very well be nothing to see here.
Keep an eye on your basil growing in your garden! Robin mentioned in her SJ Locavore blog an article from Philly.com that talks about a downy mildew that could do some serious damage to your basil.
Breakfast on a Ferris wheel? Yes, thanks to Morey’s Pier in Wildwood.
The food at the Cape May Correctional Center may have been served cold, but it was not served unconstitutionally as one inmate claimed in a lawsuit that was dismissed.
And a special beef-and-beer concert has been organized for Mickey Chew, part owner of Big Wave Burritos in Cape May for August 4th. Mickey was found to have a brain tumor and was recently operated on after suffering a seizure. The money raised will help pay for the medical expenses.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and if you see us down in AC, say hello!
– John and Lisa