Eating, Drinking and Cooking in South Jersey This Weekend (6/29-7/1)

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The Fourth is almost upon us-and usually before a big holiday like this one there’s a “calm before the storm”. Not so this weekend. In fact, we’ve already been so jam-packed this week attending things and raising two kids, I’m stepping in for John to put up this quick post so you good folks out there know what’s going on. So, this may not be as clever as John’s normal post, but it will get the job done. Enjoy your weekend and get out there and have fun!


South Jersey Food Swap
Bellview Winery – 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville.
7PM to 9PM. Free admission (must sign up in advance to participate).

Brew HA HA! Craft Beer Festival
Six Flags Great Adventure – 1 Six Flags Boulevard, Jackson.
3:30PM to 6:30PM. $50 per person ($45 for season pass holders).

Red Wine & Blues
Tuckerton Seaport – 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton.
3PM to 8PM. $20 per person, $15 for members.

Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company #1 – 15 Lake Avenue, Island Heights.
732.288.1660 / 732.831.1050.
5PM. $30 per person ($25 in advance).

Eat, Drink & Talk a Little Treason: A Call for Independence
Auburn Road Vineyards – 117 Sharptown-Auburn Road, Pilesgrove.

Red, White & Blueberry Festival
Hammonton High School – 566 Old Forks Road, Hammonton.
Free admission.

Wednesday (the Good Ol’ 4th!)
Curley Fry Eating Contest
Mariner’s Landing Pier – Morey’s Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood.
Free admission.

Red, White & Blue Picnic
The Grand Hotel – 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May.
5PM to 8PM. $14.95 per person, $8.95 for kids.


If you care to venture out of South Jersey…

Wawa Welcome America! Is putting on an absolutely HUGE Independence Day celebration in Philadelphia lasting more than a week which will include performances by the Roots, Queen Latifah and Darryl Hall, but you’ll have to investigate those on your own (it’s just too big to write about here). The stuff going on at Penn’s Landing is more manageable-and is more food oriented:

Friday, from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., begins the 3-day food extravaganza, Taste of Philadelphia; but along with all the foodie hubbub are world-class jazz and blues artists, such as Laura Izibor, performing on the RiverStage.

Saturday the fun continues from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. with headliners Regina Carter and Byron Cage. And don’t forget to stay for the fireworks after the show on Saturday night! 301 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia.


And here’s your cooking class schedule:

Friday: Cocktails & Cravings: Keepin’ It Hot! with Celebrity Chef Sammy D at Viking Cooking School , Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City. 6:30PM to 8:30PM. $49 per person.


Saturday: Courtyard Cocktail Party, Viking Cooking School , Harrah’s Resort,Atlantic City. 11AM to 2PM. $89 per person.

Date Night: Dinner on the French Riviera, Sur La Table The Promenade at Sagemore, Marlton. 6PM to 8PM. $79 per person.


Sunday: Fourth of July Celebration, Viking Cooking School Harrah’s Resort,  Atlantic City. 11AM to 2PM. $79 per person.

Warm and Breezy Caribbean Cooking, Sur La Table , The Promenade at Sagemore, Marlton.4PM to 6PM. $69 per person.



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