New Jersey has Food Trucks Everywhere This Week

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If you just so happen to be in Mercer County or Lambertville, and you just so happen to be looking for something social to do, check out the food truck fairs hitting Jersey this week.

The Lambertville Food Fair is happening tonight from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will be featuring some familiar food trucks like:  Nomad Pizza, Say Cheese and Bonjour Creperie. The Food Fair will have two beer gardens, 15 food trucks, and 20 restaurants serving up bites and brews. Tickets for tonight’s event are available here.

If you’re not available to party in New Jersey tonight, not to worry, Mercer County’s Fall Food Truck Fiesta is happening Saturday, October 18th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food trucks, including Cow and the Curd, KAMI, The Taco Truck, and Oink and Moo will all be at the event happening at the Festival Grounds of West Windsor Park. Hopewell Valley wine and beers will be on tap, and there will be plenty of children’s activities as well. Live music as well as DJ performances will also be happening.

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Tomorrow: Sixpoint Showcase at Johnny Brenda’s

Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC

Photo by M. Kennedy

This weekend, on Friday October 17th, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Johnny Brenda’s is hosting its 4th Sixpoint Showcase.

Rated as on of the Philadelphia’s 50 best bars,  Johnny Brenda’s exclusively serves local brews. However, the Sixpoint Showcase is an annual exception. There will be tons of Sixpoint Brewery creations on tap–both old favorites and limited brews.

And yes, we have a tap list:

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Farm & Fisherman Tavern Hosting Beer and Pig Extravaganza

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Since it’s an Eagles bye-week and your Sunday afternoon is probably free, Farm and Fisherman Tavern’s Beer and Sausage Fest may be just what you’re looking for.  The Tavern, in Cherry Hill is hosting the big event this Sunday, October 19th  from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.: Beer and Pig. The event will include a cocktail hour with passed pig h’orderves before the four-course meal.

Dishes will be created from two Rettland Farm heritage pigs that will be paired with local beers. At least four of the six beers that will be served (Kane, Cape May, and Forgotten Boardwalk) aren’t distributed in Pennsylvania. They will also be serving a punch containing rum distilled by Cooper River Distillers in Camden.

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Ken Forrester Collaborates with Townsend Wentz For Townsend Wine Dinner

ken_forresterNot sure who Ken Forrester is? He’s a renowned South African winemaker, and he’s coming to Philly. And he’s bringing his wine with him.

By collaborating with Townsend Wentz at Townsend, the two will create an awesome pairing dinner, scheduled to take place on October 20th at 7 p.m.

For $75 a head, guests will enjoy five courses of chef Wentz’s much-praised French fare, complemented by rare and special wines from Forrester’s portfolio–and will have the opportunity to chat with the award-winning winemaker. So if that kind of thing gets you super-excited, now you know where to go.

Check out the five course tasting menu below, along with the wines that will be paired with each dish.

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Tashan Celebrates Diwali This Friday Night

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Tashan is hosting a Diwali Dance Party on Friday, October 17th from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Beyond the music by DJ VK, beyond the dancing (because oh yes, there will be dancing), the Bollywood-style New Year’s party will include an extensive dinner buffet with a variety of delicious Indian dishes.

The menu is below. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at $75 per person.
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Trestle Inn is in the Spirit This Fall

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Trestle Inn is getting in the “spirit” on Thursdays this fall, by offering complimentary spirit and cocktail tastings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and cocktail specials til 10 p.m.

On Thursday, October 16th, the tasting will feature WL Weller’s Special Reserve. October 18th’s tasting will showcase the Trolley Car Cocktail, and the spirit of choice on October 30th is Western Grace Brandy.

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Tomorrow: Philadelphia History Museum’s City Social

PHMlogoSince emerging from a top-to-bottom renovation a few years ago, the Philadelphia History Museum has come a long way toward engaging residents and asserting itself as a relevant cultural entity for the city. And tomorrow, from 5:30-8:30, staff will don dressy attire to stage the first fundraiser in the museum’s 73-year-history–the City Social. Like any good Philadelphia fundraiser, this one emphasizes food.

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Draft Mead Comes to Tria Taproom

tria-taproom-taps-940Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14th, Tria Taproom is throwing a “Meadstravaganza.” Starting at noon, the Center City bar will have two meads on tap plus complimentary snacks from Rotisseur and Weckerly’s Ice Cream. Mead, which is a fermented honey drink is rarely spotted around town and even less often on tap. Tria will have a South African mead pouring as well as one from Londonderry, New Hampshire.

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This Week: It’s a PHeaSt

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There’s a PHeaSt happening at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on October 17th. It’s the usual thing: taste foods from local chefs and growers. It’s happening from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the 3rd annual garden-to-table celebration.

This one, though, is hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and PHeaSt will bring together some of the region’s most renowned chefs and urban growers for a unique party to benefit the PHS City Harvest program. During growing season, the Harvest program feeds more than 1,200 families in need each week.

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