End-of-Summer Food and Wine Events

Food trucks, a wine festival, a coffee class and more.

Food Truck Thursdays in Swedesboro
Thursday, August 23, 5–9 PM

Enjoy the third and final installment of Swedesboro’s summertime Food Truck Thursdays, with roughly 15 local food trucks and vendors . Admission is free, with tents and tables that will be set up in advance (it’s a good idea to bring a picnic blanket or chairs in case of overflow). Beyond the grub, there will be family-friendly lawn games and beer and wine options for adults. For more information visit here. Swedesboro Auction Park, 101 Leahy Avenue, Swedesboro; 856-467-0202

International Wine Fest at The Golden Nugget
Friday, August 24 and Saturday August 25, 7–10 PM

The Atlantic City hotel and casino is hosting an evening of outdoor wine, jazz and food. There’s an indoor grand tasting of 100+ wines from all over the world on Saturday. Friday ($49) is more of a “night out,” while Saturday ($89) is better for serious wine lovers looking to expand their global palates. Buy your tickets online, refresh your wine tasting vocabulary and hydrate generously. The Golden Nugget, 600 Huron Avenue, Atlantic City; 609-441-2000

Pop Shop A Go-Go Food Truck at White Horse Winery
Friday, August 24, 5–8:30 PM

Collingswood’s Pop Shop and its menu of modernized diner-style hits (short rib grilled cheese, hand-cut Disco fries, vegan malteds) have mobilized. Their Pop Shop A Go-Go food truck will be catering a performance by the 4:44 Duo at White Horse Winery in Hammonton for the winery’s weekly Food Truck Friday. Admission is free. White Horse Winery, 106 Hall Street, Hammonton; 609-270-1411

Cupping & Roasting Seminar at Black River Roasters
Saturday, August 25, 10 AM

Start your weekend with a bang: Black River Roasters in Readington Township is hosting a one-hour, $15 seminar on roasting and cupping (the professional way of tasting coffee). Black River is an artisan roaster and coffee shop specializing in organic and fair-trade coffees, and their master roaster will be on hand Saturday to guide you through four distinct coffees. Inveterate coffee geeks, jittery newbies and the overtired just looking for a morning perk-me-up all are welcome, and all receive a 15% discount on any purchases. Buy your ticket to the class here. Black River Roasters, 24 U.S. Route 22, Whitehouse Station; 908-823-4715

ReClam the Bay: Clams, Oysters, and Beer Fundraiser
Sunday August 26, 1–5 PM

ReClam the Bay is a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public on the welfare of shellfish in the Barnegat Bay Watershed, and this Sunday they’ll be educating—and feeding—folks at the year-old ManaFirkin Brewery in Manahawkin. A suggested $20 donation gets you a dozen steamers or raw oysters, one ManaFirkin beer, as well as some ReClam the Bay swag. An eco-friendly way to round out your Jersey summer. ManaFirkin Brewery, 450 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin; 609-756-4798

Fueled by Doughnuts Camp: Last Days of Summer
Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5, 9 AM–3 PM

Montclair Bread Company is hosting a two-day “Fueled by Doughnuts” day camp, with morning and afternoon alternating between baking lessons and outdoor activities. Pre-register for one or both days, and be rewarded when your youngster brings home new skills, plus many treats. Montclair Bread Company, 16 Label Street, Montclair; 973-509-2525

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