The Best Food Events in New Jersey This February

Looking for food events in New Jersey in February 2022? From cook-offs to bar crawls, there's plenty to pick from.

Clifton's Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas offers a variety of delicious wines and an assortment of tasty plates. Courtesy of Spuntino Wine Bar.

Make the most of the shortest month with these cook-offs, bar crawls, wine and spirits events and more. Check back for more as the month continues.

Meadowlands Chili Cook-Off • East Rutherford

February 5

Over 20 contestants are signed up to see who makes the best chili in Jersey. Two winners, one in traditional red chili and one in salsa, will each gain a spot in the International Chili Society’s World Championship Chili and Salsa Cook-Offs, as well as additional cash prizes. A People’s Choice chili will also be selected. All guests can sample and vote for their favorites.
1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford; 201-843-2446

Onesie Bar Crawl • Morristown

February 5, 2:30-8:30 pm

Jersey Club Sports is hosting its 3rd Annual Onesie Bar Crawl. Grab your favorite onesie and head to Morristown bars such as Horseshoe Tavern (the starting point), Iron Bar, Grasshopper and Revolution. Jersey Club Sports will do fun giveaways throughout the crawl. Tickets are $10pp and $15 at the door. Guests must wear a onesie to the bar in order to participate.
36 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown; 973-998-8447

Galentine’s Party, Calandra’s Italian Village • Caldwell

February 10, 6-10 pm

Hosted by New Jersey foodies @FindingFrancesca_ and @Wandering_for_eats at Calandra’s, this is a Galentine’s party for all the ladies. The prix-fixe menu, crafted by Food Network veteran Chef Francesco Palmieri, includes asparagus flatbread, salmon cake, petite filet mignon, lobster and shrimp Francese, banana bread pudding, and more. The party will start with a mix-and-mingle cocktail hour, with dinner to follow. $65pp.
234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell; 973-226-8889

Organic Wine Dinner, Long Branch • The Whitechapel Projects

February 11, 6:30 pm

A five-course dinner will be served with wines by Jean-Louis Denois and Gérard Bertrand. The night features live music and a reception with hors d’oeuvres and wine to start. The courses include winter salad, cauliflower bisque, pork chops with walnut and chili crema, boeuf bourguignon and, for dessert, dark chocolate and avocado mousse. Proceeds will benefit FulFill of Monmouth and Ocean. $102pp.
15 2nd Avenue, Long Branch; 732-963-9218

Bourbon Pairing Dinner, La Mer Beachfront Resort • Cape May

February 18, 6 pm

Sip craft bourbons and enjoy a four-course menu. Each course will come with a different bourbon, as well as teachings to enlighten guests about what they’re drinking. The menu includes sweet potato bisque, pork belly confit with tart cherry glaze, bourbon-glazed short rib and, for dessert, king cake—a circular, sweet-roll dough. $85pp.
1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May; 609-884-9000

Duckhorn Wine Dinner, Ruth’s Chris Steak House • Parsippany

February 24, 6:30 pm

A five-course meal will be served with wines that pair perfectly with each dish. The menu includes amuse bouche, mushroom risotto, duck confit soup, filet with tarragon butter crust and pear strudel with vanilla ice cream. All wines will be from Duckhorn Vineyards in Napa Valley. The complete dinner and wine experience is $120 per person. Reservations encouraged.
1 Hilton Court, Parsippany; 973-889-1400

Psychic Night, The Bradford Rooftop • Bridgewater

February 24, 6-9 pm

Experience a 15-minute psychic reading from two of New Jersey’s premiere psychics, Nikki Steward and Maureen Carroll. Throughout the night, enjoy dishes from The Bradford’s menu, including whipped ricotta, Nashville chicken sliders, mahi-mahi tacos, cannoli donuts, PB&J cheesecake and an onslaught of drinks and cocktails. All readings are free for guests.
600 Somerset Corporate Boulevard, Bridgewater; 732-384-6831

Margarita Madness, Gypsy Bar • Atlantic City

February 25, 4 pm

Sip and socialize at this night of margaritas! Discover new drinks made with Maestro Dobel Tequila through hand-crafted recipes. Drinks will be served with a three-course savory tapas menu.
1 Borgata Way (Borgata Casino), Atlantic City; 609-317-1991

Ice Bar Weekend, The Whitechapel Projects • Long Branch

February 25, 6-10 pm

Enjoy a chill Friday at The Whitechapel Projects’ ice bar event, featuring specialty drinks from Long Branch Distillery. The event will last all weekend, with two additional sessions on Saturday. All proceeds benefit local nonprofits. $45pp includes access to the ice bar, hors d’oeuvres and a specialty drink ticket. Remember to layer up and dress warm!
15 2nd Avenue, Long Branch; 732-963-9218

Mardi Gras Brunch, Asbury Ale House • Asbury Park

February 26, 1-5 pm

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a themed brunch, music by DJ Encore, giveaways and bingo prizes, including a chance to win a free trip. Enjoy brunch classics like the Ale House Bloody, breakfast skillet, chicken and waffles and more.
531 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park; 732-455-3808

Bin Night (Half Off Wines), Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas • Clifton

Mondays

Start the week with a special deal. Every Monday, Spuntino will select a group of wines customers can order for half price. With over 600 varieties, Spuntino can keep the choices fresh. The tapas menu includes salads, meats, pastas, pizza, seafood and more.
70 Kingsland Road, Clifton; 973-661-2435

Prime Rib Night, American Cut • Atlantic City

Wednesdays

This classic steakhouse is introducing a new weekly special. Every Wednesday at 5 pm, guests can enjoy delicious cut steaks ranging from $44-$58. All prime rib is served with Au Jus and garlic bread pudding. Reservations are highly recommended, as the amount of prime rib available is not unlimited.
500 Boardwalk (Ocean Casino), Atlantic City; 609-783-8000

Farmers Market • Jersey City

Thursdays 4-6 pm

Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and other goodies. Visitors can also find homemade soaps, beauty products, plants and more. Open until April, the market is located at the Grove Street Path Plaza in Jersey City.
Grove Street Path Plaza, Jersey City

Chef David Burke and The Chateau Grande Hotel Partnership • East Brunswick

The hotel has partnered with Chef David Burke, who will now cater all its future events, including weddings. Aside from providing delicious food, Burke, who has become an ordained minister, can also officiate at wedding ceremonies. The Chateau, owned by brothers Joe and Barry Maurillo, is available for breakfast, lunch, brunch, private parties and more.
670 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick; 732-724-4600

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