Eating, Drinking and Cooking in South Jersey This Weekend: Mother’s Day 2013 Edition


Have you put away your sombreros yet? No? OK – I’ll wait…

Now? Good. After all, Mom’s big day is coming up and all. Unless, of course, Mom digs the sombrero.

Anyways, every restaurant is having some kind of Mom’s Day celebration this weekend, so here are a few interesting options to consider:

It’s my annual ‘Take Mom to the Winery’ pitch! The Garden State Wine Growers have their Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend going on and pretty much every winery in the state will have something going on this weekend. Taking a quick spin ’round South Jersey…

Auburn Road in Pilesgrove will be serving brunch from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday and Sunday for $18.50 a person.

Coda Rossa in Franklinville will have tastings of wine as well as paella!

Heritage Vineyards in Mullica Hill is having  special food event to go along with wine tastings. You need to buy tickets for this thing; seating is limited.

Brrunch will also be on the menu as part of the festivities for Laurita Winery in New Egypt.

Sangria will be part of the libations available at Natali Vineyards in Cape May Court House and Plagido’s Winery in Hammonton.

At Sharrott Winery in Blue Anchor, it’s Rosé and Roses for Mom.

And if the weather cooperates, Valenzano Winery in Shamong will have an outdoor brunch for $15 a person.

How about an Indian brunch for Mom’s Day? IndeBlue in Collingswood is doing just that. Three courses for $25 on Sunday from 11:30AM to 3PM.


If the Mom in your life happens to be into craft beer, head out for an early celebration tonight at   Brews at the Ballpark at Campbell’s Field  in Camden, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, for a mere $35 per person. Or take her “Down the Shore” to the Wine & Spirits Festival at Avalon Community Hall in Avalon (starts 6:30 p.m).

On Saturday, do a little something for others, like Mom taught you: don’t forget the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at your mailbox (via the National Association of Letter Carriers). Or take her along as the two of you help Sandy victims at the Love LBI M2 festival to help raise funds  from 5PM to 11PM at the Long Beach Island Foundation in Loveladies. Or, if your momma the brews and Scotch, you can check out Hops ‘n Scotch at Red, White and Brew tomorrow in Mount Holly, starting at 3PM.

On Sunday, your seafood loving mom can do an  Oyster Sail with Raw Bar aboard the AJ Meerwald  in Bivalve (1:30PM. $40 per person, $20 for kids ages 3-12).


And what am I doing? Well, before I honor my own mommy on Sunday, I’m taking the mother of my kiddies for a bit o’ fun at Revel tonight and tomorrow, since it’s the big
Taste of Revel (runs tonight through Sunday).

And don’t forget that this upcoming week is ” Lunch on Landis (from the 13-18) in Vineland, grab a great lunch special for only  $8.


If you care to venture out of South Jersey this weekend…

The Washington Crossing Brewfest takes place on Saturday from 12:30PM to 4:30PM. Tickets are $40 as person, and they do not include pictures with the Father of Our Country.


Here’s your cooking class schedule for the weekend:

Friday: Latin Sizzle at Viking Cooking School at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City and Date Night: Great Food of the Greek Isles at Sur la Table in Marlton.

Saturday: Mother’s Day Macarons, Great Italian Cooking and Date Night: French Favorites at Home at Sur la Table, and Best of Class: Casual Dinner Party and Italian Seafood Dinner at Viking Cooking School.

Sunday: Mommy and Me Bake: Cupcakes! and Easy Dinners from the Grill at Sur la Table.



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