The Sunday Edition: The Best Thing That Can Be Said About The Past Week Is…

…that it’s now last week and not this week. Better days ahead.

Restaurant News and Notes

Stopped by Shut Up and Eat! in Toms River this weekend and got the lowdown on the big news they have been hinting at on their Facebook page: a second location will be opening on or around June 1 in Brick at the old Friendly’s on the way to Route 70. Good luck to them and their expansion…Scales Grill in AC may be getting its location demolished, but in the meantime it is rolling out a food truck with a definite beach theme. It’s called the Scales Woody Wagon and will make its debut at the Somer Point Bayfest next Saturday (April 27)…Another potential victim to Sandy, North End Beach Grill in Ocean City, will be coming back and will open June 15…Not opening back up for a little while is Coffee Works in Voorhees, which closed its doors without warning this week…Also closing temporarily is Maplewood II in Mays Landing, though this is for rennovations…They do hope to be open again down the road…Congrats to Crust ‘N Krumbs Bakery for being named Business of the Year in Vineland by the Chamber of Commerce…JB Bakery in Burlington is selling running shoe-shaped cookies in honor of the tragic events in Boston this past week. Money will go to charity…Thursdays are Steak & Wine Night at The Madison in Riverside, with a three-course meal for $24.95 and wines available for half price…High Street Grill in Mount Holly is bringing back its Beer Wars event on May 15. Details should follow soon…And Monday night will be a special Earth Dinner at Steve & Cookies By the Bay in Margate to celebrate Earth Day. It will be a three-course dinner, with Jah’s Creation Organic Farm providing the produce, for $24 a person…

Here’s the Farmers’ Market Report

Be on the lookout for Jersey asparagus, and strawberries will be following soon enough!

Opening a few days before Collingswood, look for the Westmont Farmers’ Market to open on May 1.

Blogging Out Hunger

FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Division has continued to see an increase in demand since thweir move to their bigger location.

Volunteers are needed for the Penns Grove location of Philabundance’s Fresh For All.

And in other food news this week…

Ground was broken this week for a new ShopRite that will be opening in Lawnside this summer.



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