The work goes on. And restaurants are doing their part.
There are two upcoming Sandy relief events involving area restaurants. Next Saturday, January 26, there will be a showing the documentary “East Coast Rising: A Surfer’s Tale of Hurricane Sandy” at the LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences in Loveladies. Providing the food for that evening will be Mud City Crab House. Music and art will also be a part of the evening’s festivities. The cost is $20 per person, and the proceeds will go towards Jetty and Waves for Water Relief Effort.
The work is also about getting people to come back to the shore. On February 6, Europa South will be hosting a “Point Pleasant Beach Sandy Benefit” starting at 6PM. For a $15 donation, there will be a full dinner buffet and music provided by Pat Karwin & Friends. There will also be prizes awarded, and who doesn’t like prizes? the funds raised will towards a advertising campaign by the Chamber of Commerce to get the word out that shore is being restored and we welcome you back.
Restaurant News and Notes
It has been a while since we have been totally blown away by a meal, but last night we had the absolute pleasure of dining at Tavro 13 in Swedesboro. There’s something really special going on here, and you need to make a trip. Pics are being posted to our Pinterest page, and look for some write-ups in the very near future…We also enjoyed an afternoon at The Pour House in Westmont to help celebrate New Jersey Craft Beer’s 3rd year anniversary. Nice to meet Mike finally, and good to see our friends Ben and Becky from Stone Turtle Brewing and beer writer Tara Nurin…Chef Marc Vetri gave an interview with Patch this week about his upcoming opening of Osteria at the Moorestown Mall…Harvest Diner in Cinnaminson will be closing today, but will reopen in the spring with new owners…Not one but two new bakeries are opening up in Forked River: A Sweet Memory, which had its grand opening yesterday, and Confection Connection, which will open in February…and Ralic’s Steakhouse will be closing its location in Haddonfield.
Blogging Out Hunger
Ocean County High School students are collecting food this week for local pantries.
Former Surflight Treater performers are also working to help local food banks.
And in other food news this past week…
Vineland is ditching their annual BBQ cookoff and seafood festival, in exchange for a tomato festival. Kind of disappointing.
Farmers in Jersey are being strongly encouraged to participate in the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Another food delivery man gets robbed this past week, this time in Bridgeton.
A Reading Terminal-like marketplace in Atlantic City? It’s in the works for this year.
Kiss the cook; don’t punch the cook!
And sad to hear that Darren Arms, owner of Colonial Ranch Meat Market in Point Pleasant, passed away. It’s a great place to pick up not only meats but prepared foods as well.