Alcohol in Haddonfield? Yep. This Saturday, February 20th from 1-4 p.m., the “dry” New Jersey town is having their Haddonfield Uncorked event. At merchants throughout town, visitors can enjoy samples from several South Jersey wineries.
While Haddonfield is a “dry” town, a 2014 Alcohol Management Plan for Retail Outlets allows this chance to sample and buy South Jersey wines. This is the third “Haddonfield Uncorked” since it was introduced in 2015, and considering how popular the last two were, there’s probably plenty more to come.
Most of us only know New Jersey’s Pine Barrens as that weird wasteland we drive past on our way to the Shore. But push a little deeper in, as John McPhee did in his 1967 book The Pine Barrens, and you’ll uncover a whole weird world. Here, a compendium of lore about our very own local wilderness. Read more »
When Yard House opens at the Moorestown Mall on December 5th it will feature 110 taps behind its island bar. This is the first Yard House in the Philadelphia area, nationwide there are 64 Yard House locations over 23 states. The chain began life in Long Beach, California back in 1996.
At least 15 of the taps will be dedicated to New Jersey and Philadelphia area craft beers. An additional five handles will be reserved for the restaurant’s Chalkboard Series, which features limited releases from mostly craft brewers that rotate regularly.
Marc Vetri’sOsteria in Moorestown will close and make way for a Catelli Duo, a more casual Italian concept. Vetri and Osteria was the ace-in-the-hole when the mall’s operator, PREIT pitched the previously dry town to sell four liquor licenses at the mall for a million dollars each.
Keg & Kitchen in Westmont, NJ announced they are “rolling out the orange carpet” on Saturday, September 26th for their Pumpkins in the Parking Lot event.
In honor of the seasonal change and transition to making everything all pumpkin-ified, Keg & Kitchen is hosting a full day of events from 12pm-8pm, featuring fall foods, seasonal brews and family fun for both adults and kids.
It is the third run Cooper River has done of whiskey and it is distilled from a base of locally brewed beer. In this case, the whiskey is distilled from Saint Benjamin’s Foul Weather Jack English Mild. We were lucky to get a taster of an earlier Single Run whiskey (made with Saint Benjamin’s IPA) and were very impressed with the results.
Cooper River’s Single Run Whiskey is the first whiskey that has been distilled, aged, and sold in New Jersey in a long time, perhaps even since Prohibition.
But with just 22 bottles in this run, it won’t last long.
Robert Lucas, owner of Donkey’s Place died at age 75 | Photo via Donkey’s Place.
Robert A. Lucas, owner of Camden landmark, Donkey’s Place died Friday, at age 75. His Donkey’s Place was known for its unique cheesesteak, served under a mountain of fried onions and on a round, poppy-seeded roll.
Lucas passed away after a long fight with lung cancer. He had inherited the bar from his father, boxer Leon “Donkey” Lucas. The elder Lucas was an Olympic boxer and purchased the bar in 1943. The younger Lucas taking over the bar in the early 70s and never deviating from the simple cheesesteak that made the bar a destination.
Fights happen often over professional sports, but on Wednesday, two South Jersey men exchanged punches in Maryland over their daughters and a youth softball game.
Michael Barbella and Michael Duffy, whose daughters once played on the same traveling softball team, were charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct stemming from a verbal and physical altercation on Wednesday evening, NJ.com reported Thursday. Barbella, from Ventnor, allegedly challenged Duffy, from Mays Landing, to the fight via text message and then drove from New Jersey to Salisbury, Maryland, just south of the Delaware-Maryland border. Read more »
Breweries could bring alcohol to the previously dry borough of Collingswood. After months of gauging the town’s interest in having a brewery with a tasting room, officials were met with overwhelming support in favor of the idea. While the breweries will not be allowed to serve food (due to concern from local restaurateurs who fear competition to their BYOB establishments, and existing New Jersey laws), the ordinance is still big news for the otherwise dry town. Collingswood Mayor James Maley said, “There was little to no concern that this would affect the family-friendly nature of Collingswood or cause an unruly bar scene. Most people love that they can shop locally in Collingswood and it turns out good craft beer is no exception.”
If all goes as planned at the Commission Meeting on July 6th, craft breweries will be free to make their way to the quaint South Jersey town.