Restaurant News and Food Events

Hot dogs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Bound Brook's Amazing Hot dog; a Holiday Leftover Do-Over in Moorestown, and wine tastings.

Be Amazed

Hot dogs are now available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the new location of Amazing Hot Dog, 600 West Union Avenue, Bound Brook. This larger restaurant opens at 8 AM and serves egg sandwiches, hash browns, muffins, and Danish for breakfast. The Verona location, 148 A Bloomfield Avenue, opens at 11 AM and does not offer breakfast. Although tried-and-true hot dog condiments such as sauerkraut, mustard, raw onions, ketchup, and relish are offered for free at both restaurants, Amazing is known for its twenty choices of unusual toppings, including cream cheese, sambal, bacon, and salsa. The quarter-pound all-beef hot dogs are served on potato rolls and can be accompanied with addictive hand-cut twice-fried French fries or onion rings and washed down with homemade limeade or fountain sodas (with free refills). Questions? Owners Eric Eisenbud and Matthew Applebaum can be reached at 732-469-0389.

By the way, my favorite is the Jersey Breakfast, which is a hot dog wrapped with bacon and topped with a fried egg and melted American cheese.

Back to School

If you’re still stumped by what to do with seasonal leftovers, a Holiday Leftover Do-Over will be held on January 14 at Kitchen Kapers, 1341 Nixon Drive, Moorestown. 6 to 8 PM; $40. For more information and reservations call 856-778-7705.

Beginning January 16, Cask 591, 591 Broadway, Long Branch, will offer a Ten Week Wine Series. 6:30 PM; $300, or $35 per class. Classes run for approximately one hour and feature tastings plus handouts that include maps of the areas covered. For more information and reservations call 732-571-8848.

Two Angry Moms Fight for Healthy School Lunches

On January 17, Slow Food Northern NJ will screen Two Angry Moms, a documentary about a pair of parents who try to change the school lunch program. This event will be held at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, and will be followed by a discussion with Amy Kalafa, the film’s creator and producer. 7 PM; $14. For tickets log on to

Food Events

1/16: A wine tasting and three-course dinner will be held at Giovanna’s Restaurant, 1462 South Ave, Plainfield. 7 to 10 PM; $65. For tickets call 908-889-9500.

1/23: A "Wine, Wisdom, and Women Night" will be held at High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly. 6 to 9 PM; $25. For reservations call 609-265-9199.

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