A Midnight Market, a Syrian Supper…and More

A bevy of food-focused fun, including last minute places to dine with mom.

Midnight market
A Mother’s Day-themed Midnight Market—conceived as “an alternative foodie event,” according to organizers—is being held in Jersey City on Friday night, May 12, 6:30 pm until midnight at 147 Harborside Financial Center Platform.

This Jersey City incarnation of a national trend for wide-ranging, night-time markets will feature approximately two dozen vendors, plus two bars and a deejay spinning music from the 1990s. Food stalls include fare from Waffle It & Co., the Guac Spot, Eemas Cuisine, Drunken Fruit, Baking Mama, Glazed & Confused, Taste of Poland and Empanada Mania. Small plates and drinks are $5 each.

The next date for Jersey City’s Midnight Market is Friday, June 9. For additional information, call 551-227-7022 or visit midnightmarketjc.com.

Home-cooking, Syrian style
A Syria Supper Club, hosted by the YMCA of Montclair (Geyer Family Branch of the Y, 159 Glenridge Avenue), will be held from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday, May 20.

Open to the public, the traditional Syrian family dinner will be prepared by a refugee from Syria. The dishes will include stuffed grape leaves, spinach, cheese and potato pie, hummus, babaganoush, fatoush (a salad made with pita), tabbouleh, mejedra (a rice and lentil dish) and falafel.

Dinner is $50 for adults and $30 for children under age 12; advance reservations are required. Proceeds will benefit Syrian refugees in the community. For information and reservations, call 973-783-7640.

A new pizzaiolo in town
Pizza historian, author and pie lover Scott Wiener will man the wood-fired brick oven at Liberty Hall Pizza on Tuesday, May 16. The restaurant is located in the Canal Studios Complex, 243 North Union Street in Lambertville.

As part of the Neapolitan pizzeria’s guest pizzaiolo series, Wiener will make a spicy Italian sausage pizza topped with pickled red onions, buffalo mozzarella and basil. He will also introduce a new pie called the “Mo-Heato”—a white pie with smoked mozzarella, mint pesto, soppressata, lemon and and hot honey.

Wiener launched “Scott’s Pizza Tours” in 2008, and his company since has led tours for more than 50,000 pizza lovers worldwide.

For information about Liberty Hall Pizza, call 609-397-8400 or visit libertyhallpizza.com.

Mother’s Day dining

Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place in Cape May. Mother’s Day Brunch in the Ballroom, Sunday, May 14 from 9 am to 2 pm. Adults, $40; children (ages 4 to 12) $15. 609-884-8422. www.caperesorts.com.

Beach Plum Farm, 140 Stevens Street in West Cape May. Mother’s Day brunch seatings at 10 am, 11 am, noon and 1 pm. Adults $35, children (ages 4 to 12) $15. 609-602-0128. beachplumfarmcapemay.com.

Girasole, 3108 Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City. Special Mother’s Day three-course, prix fixe menu for $36 will be served on Sunday, May 14. 609-345-5554. mygirasole.com.

Piccola Italia, 837 West Park Avenue in Ocean Township. Special Mother’s Day brunch menu served from 11:30 am to 2 pm., including lobster bisque, brie-raspberry strudel, Alba omelette with black truffle Pecorino and Loire Eggs Benedict. 732-493-3090. piccolaitalianj.com.

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