In case you didn’t know, Sunday, August 5 is National Oyster Day. Celebrate at Metropolitan Seafood, known for its 20 different variety of oysters. You can stop by their brick-and-mortar store in Lebanon from 3 to 5 PM, Friday through Sunday, for Metropolitan’s usual Oyster Happy Hour dollar oyster deal, or head to the indoor market in Stockton, where Metropolitan will be offering a buy six, get one deal featuring Blue Points from Connecticut, Puffer Petites from Massachusetts, and Glidden Point oysters from Maine. Metropolitan Seafaood, 1320 Route 22, Lebanon, (908) 840-4332; Stockton Market, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609-608-2824
Just Peachy Festival at Terhune Orchards
Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5 from 10 AM – 5 PM
Terhune Orchard’s annual celebration of all things peach is sweetening Princeton this weekend. There are plenty of non-foodie activities to keep the kids happy (pony rides, tractor-pulls, face painting), but we’re interested in peach-focused events (beyond picking and, of course, eating). Local food advocate, writer, and chef Rachel Weston will demo one of her favorite peach recipes; there’s an African spice blending class from the Suppers Program founder Dor Allen; and, especially useful if you leave loaded down with peaches, check out the once-in-a-summer opportunity to learn the canning and preserving techniques of produce preserving veteran Pam Mount on Saturday at 11. 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton; 609-924-2310
Savor & Stroll in Morristown
You wouldn’t think a registered dietician and nutritionists would voluntarily take you to six restaurants in a row, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Kathleen Carozza if you sign up for this Saturday’s tour. You get access to food from half-dozen carefully selected restaurants, plus one soft-drink. Court & Washington Streets, Morristown; 973-452-2094
Tickets are $64, and can be purchased in advance here.
Island Wine Tasting with Eno Terra
Sunday, August 5 from 3 PM – 5:30 PM
Eno Terra’s philosophy is “eat local, drink global,” and this Sunday they’ll help you with the latter. The Italian restaurant is hosting a wine tasting this Sunday afternoon with an emphasis on indigenous varieties from the islands of the Mediterranean. Expect lighter, summery styles and expect to (briefly) forget you’re not on the islands yourself. . Eno Terra, 4484 Route 27, Kingston; 609-497-1777
Tickets are $20 in advance (can be purchased here), or $25 at the door.
Feed a Family with the Community Food Bank
July 27 – August 12
The Southern Branch of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey has found a simple solution to the problem of added food scarcity during the summer months, and it involves you dining out. The concept is simple: just pick a restaurant from this list of participating restaurants and add $5 to your bill to go to the Community Food Bank, who turn it into $40 worth of goods to feed a family in South Jersey. Your dining options are almost endless, with restaurants in Atlantic City, Ocean City, Somers Point, Wildwood, Northfield, Margate, Cape May, and beyond participating.Click here to leave a comment