Specials of All Kinds

Choose from $1 oysters, an artisan food market, wine & cheese pairings, beach eats in winter and a toast to help stranded whales.

Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar, 2 Whippany Road (in the Westin Governor Morris Hotel), Morristown, is offering $1 oysters on Thursday nights through March. This Thursday, January 26, the regular Bourbon & Blues night will spotlight Tin Cup Whiskey. For more information, call 973-451-2619.

Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, will host Wine & Cheese pairings at 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29. Flights of eight wines will be paired with artisan cheeses. Each tasting is limited to 16 people. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 908-284-9463.

Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, will host a two-day artisan food market Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, starting at noon each day. The market is open free to the public; barrel tastings of the winery’s wines are $10 per person. For information, call 908-788-0400.

Avenue restaurant, 23 Ocean Avenue, in Long Branch’s Pier Village, is spotlighting beach eats every Monday night this off-season by offering three corn tortilla tacos for $6 from 3 pm till close. Executive chef Josh Sauer’s selections include Moroccan-spiced lamb shoulder confit; shrimp with pineapple and coconut; sous-vide chicken with pico de gallo; and a fourth choice that changes weekly. For more information, call 732-759-2900.

Tuckahoe Brewery, 3092 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, will host Ales for Whales to benefit the Marine Mammal Stranding Center on Thursday, February 23 from 6 to 9 pm. The organization rescues sick and stranded mammals and sea turtles. Beers from the brewery will be served, along with food donated by a dozen area restaurants. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Early registration is advised; call 609-266-0539 or see mmsc.org/events/calendar.

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