Friday Foodstuffs 3.25.11: A Very Nice Mention in NJ Monthly

Although we run a blog, we try our best to not focus on ourselves and let the food be heard. But if you’ll allow us a moment here, we’re going to talk about ourselves.

In the April issue of NJ Monthly, which is their Best of Jersey issue, they have an article on the Best Blogs in Jersey. Our little bloggity blog was listed in the article, along with a picture of us dining (well, lunching actually) at Siam Spice in Toms River. If you have never seen us before, I am warning you now: here is the picture…

Pretty scary, eh?

Actually, Lisa looks her usual lovely self here. I, on the other hand, look my usual uncomfortable self here. Need to work on being a bit more photogenic.

Anyway, we are obviously thrilled to get such a mention. If you are looking at our site for the first time because of the article…hey there! We hope that you like what we offer. And if you’re an old-timer….hey there! And we hope that you still like what we offer.

What’s going on this weekend? Well, it’s the last chance to get a deal at Collingswood Restaurant Week and South Jersey Restaurant Week. Some participating restaurants may be extending their prix fixe menu for a few days, so check and see. On Saturday, there’s the Spring Fling Wine Festival at Natali Vineyards from 12PM to 5PM. The next session of Beer Wars II 2011 is taking place at High Street Grill starting at 12PM on Saturday as well.

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery in Rio Grande has two events going on this weekend: a Wine Pairing Dinner at The Abbie Holmes Estate in Clermont tonight at 6:30PM, and a Vertical Tasting on Saturday and Sunday from 12PM to 5PM. Reservations are required for the dinner, which is $55 a person, and the wine tasting is $12 per person.

Bellview Winery in Landisville is having a Sparkling Brunch on Sunday starting at 10AM. Sunday is also the NJN Wine Tasting with Burt Wolf at Laurita Winery in New Egypt, but if you didn’t register already, you’re probably out of luck.

On Tuesday, The Continential at The Pier Shops at Caesars will be having a special fundraiser to help the family of Marine Cpl Rory Hamill, who lost his leg during a mission in Afghanistan. Tim Hamill, Rory’s father, is the executive chef at The Continential. The fundraiser starts at 6:30PM and the cost is $25 per person.

Time to get schooled! Here is the cooking class schedule for this weekend:

Friday: Best of Class: Casual Dinner Party and Patio Party at Viking Cooking School in Atlantic City, and Date Night: Chef’s Table at Sur La Table in Marlton.

Saturday: Grilling Workshop at Viking Cooking School, Cape Cuisine Cooks Southern and Soul Foods at the Cape May Court House Library, and Five Star Cooking for Couples at Kitchen Kapers in Moorestown.

Sunday: Celebration Brunch at Viking Cooking School and Passover Desserts at Sur La Table.

Blogging Out Hunger

South Jersey Healthcare-Elmer is having a food drive this month to help a local food bank.

Some students at Egg Harbor Twp High School who find themselves in trouble are being given the option to do community service work at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

And in the news this week…

Looks like the Cape May Brewing Co. will be ready to go this summer.

Four family farms in Cumberland County were preserved, keeping them for agricultural use only.

A farmers’ market at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal is in the works.

Lacey Twp representin’, Part One: A new pizzeria opened here, which is not anything unusual. But the people running the place are not your typical pizza shop owners.

Lacey Twp representin’, Part Two: Cowabunga! An ice cream shop in town is now shipping nationwide.

And, thankfully, a suspicious package found on a bus on Route 77 turned out to be just a fruit basket.

Have a great weekend!


6 thoughts on “Friday Foodstuffs 3.25.11: A Very Nice Mention in NJ Monthly

  1. Read about your Blog in this month’s edition of NJ Monthly and it’ll give me a clue where to eat in South Jersey being I’m from Middlesex County. Thanks

  2. Congratulations! I’ve loved your blog for a long time! I was delighted when I picked up the magazine at Barnes & Noble the other day and saw your delightful site mentioned. I have always loved your “Parkway” sign in your header (and of course the Jersey tomatoes!)

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