Friday Foodstuffs 3.30.12: Restaurant Week in Bordentown City

Bordentown, where Routes 130, 206 and 295 meet up once more before they go their separate ways, is now joining the ever-growing list of locations that will be offering the dining public a chance to sample their eateries at friendly cost. From Sunday April 1 to April 6, Bordentown City Restaurant Week will be taking place, and participating restaurants will be offering a three-course meal for $19.95 or $29.95, depending on the location.

And what locations can you choose from? Your choices are pretty good: Toscano’s Ristorante; Oliver, a Bistro; Marcello’s Restaurant & Tomato Pie; Beanwood Cafe; Under the Moon Cafe; HOB Tavern; Jesters Cafe; and Farnsworth House.

Meanwhile, another restaurant week, the Village at Cambridge Crossing Restaurant Week in Mount Laurel, runs through Saturday. Check out who is participating.

The big event going on this weekend is the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival which will have two sessions on Saturday. Cost is $55 a person to get it. Saturday is also the night of the annual GVCC Dandelion Dinner and Beer Tasting at Merighi’s Savoy Inn in Vineland. The fun starts at 6PM, but call ahead to see if you can still purchase a ticket. If you can’t get to dinner there, there’s always the Dinner Night at Lauria Winery in New Egypt at 7PM.

On Sunday, for those of you who whooped it up at the BeerFest, there’s the Brewers Brunch at W.L. Goodfellows and Co in Galloway from 11AM to 3PM.

April is Grilled Cheese Month (have you hung up your decorations yet?), and The Pop Shop will be the place to be to celebrate. Check their schedule for events.

Here’s your cooking class schedule for the weekend:

Saturday: Celebration Brunch, Date Night: In The City and Surf and Turf Workshop at Viking Cooking School at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, and the first of a three-class series on Bistro, Basics and Beyond at The Culinary Arts Center of Burlington County College in Mount Holly.

Sunday: Southern Specialties from the hit movie “The Help”, Best of Class: Italian-Inspired Dinner and Classic Steakhouse at Viking Cooking School, Easter Cupcake Workshop at Sur La Table in Marlton, The Cupcake Corner: Easter Holiday Decorating at Kitchen Kapers in Moorestown, and Comfort Foods at The Culinary Arts Center of Burlington County College.

Blogging Out Hunger

If you can’t admire the kids that started Live Civilly, you don’t have a soul.

And in the news this week…

The recent frosty mornings were not a good thing to some local farmers.

Another day, another celeb chef opening up a place in Atlantic City: Chef Aaron Sanchez’s Crossroads will be open for business starting March 31 at House of Blues at Showboat.

Farmers’ markets will be opening up soon enough…except for the one in Medford Lakes, evidently. They did not get approval from town council to use the same spot. Hope something can be worked out. Here’s a short piece I wrote about the farmers’ Market for Edible Jersey.

This year’s Restaurant Gala, hosted by Atlantic Cape Community College, raised $140,000 for scholarships.

And congrats to Turtle Stone Brewing for getting their license!

Enjoy your weekend!



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