Eating, Drinking and Cooking in South Jersey This Weekend (6/7-9)

We’re not even a week into Hurricane Season 2013 and here comes a tropical storm. Oy.

Well, it looks like we’re going to get a good amount of rain, but the weekend may still be salvagable. Lots of events are planned for the weekend, but the weather may run amuck. Plan accordingly.

Here’s a riddle for you: what started on Thursday, ends on Sunday, and is loaded with pastry? It’s the Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Twp. Admission is free, and the list of greek pastries looks lovely.

Friday night starts the two-day Vigneto Rally – an event the combines one’s love for wine and exotic cars. Check here for all the deatils.

I hope you wake up hungry on Saturday, because Tony Luke’s in Sicklerville has a chicken cheesesteak for you. A 100-foot long chicken cheesesteak, to be more precise. At 10:30AM, Tony Luke’s will be trying to set a world record for the longest chicken  cheesesteak, and you can taste a piece of the record for only $5. Proceesds are going towards Project Graduation at Washington Twp High School.

If you think you got mad grill skeelz, come bring it at the King of the Grill competition at the Berlin Farmers Market. The cost for entry is $30.

Have the best of two Indian holidays at the Kite and Color Festival held once again st the Buena Vista CampGround on Harding Highway. Fly some kites, eat some Indian food, get splattered with paint and enjoy the day (as long as rain holds out). The festival starts at 11AM, and the cost is $25 per person.

There still are strawberries to had, and there will be a Strawberry Festival at South Vineland United Methodist Church on Saturday from 12PM to 5PM. There is also the two-day StrawBEARy Surprise & Nature in ArtDay Family Festival at the Camden Children’s Garden from 1PM to 4PM.

If you’re into the rock and roll music that the kids seem to like, and enjoy a nice beer along with it, check out the Sea Isle City Craft Beer & Rock Fest on 63rd and Landis Avenue in Sea Isle City. The sunds and sounds will be flowing from 3PM to 7PM.

Stone Harbor will be holding its own Seafood Festival on 96th Street on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

Baseball and wine, while not quite the combination we think of right away, will be pairing up twice this weekend. There will be a wine tasting on Saturday at the Diamond Cafe at Campbell’s Field in Camden from 5PM to 7PM. Tickets are $35 a person. Meanwhile, on the other side of the state at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, it’s the Jersey Shore Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday from 12PM to 5PM. The cost is $20 per person and $25 for 2-day pass.

For a more typical wine festoval setting, this weekend is also the Summer Kick-Off Concert at Heritage Vineyards in Mullica Hill. Music and wine (and maybe dodging a few raindrops) from 12PM to 5PM for $15 a person.

On Sunday, The Spot Pizza Grill in Point Pleasant Beach is having a  Re Pour the Jersey Shore fundraiser event from noon to midnight, with the proceeds helping support the rebuilding efforts along the shore.

God loves a baker. Celebrate both spirit and baked goods with a Bake Off and worship at The Spirit and Trust Worship Center in Egg Harbor City at 3PM on Sunday as well.

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

Asbury Park has its Blues and Brews Festival this Saturday from 12PM to 8PM at Bradey Park.

This weekend is also the Belmar Seafood Festival, which will run from Friday through Sunday.

Here’s your cooking class schedule for the weekend:

Friday: Teens and Tweens: That’s Italian! at Kitchen Kapers in Moorestown.

Saturday: Inspired by the Hit Move Julie & Julia – Mastering French Cuisine and Elegant Summer Dinner Party at Viking Cooking School.

Sunday: Great Flavors for Summer Grilling Demo and Vintage Layer Cakes at Sur la Table in Marlton, Sushi Workshop at Viking Cooking School and Kids in the Kitchen: Cupcake Corner at Kitchen Kapers.

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