The Best Food Events in New Jersey This January

From farmers' markets to wine pairings, there is plenty of foodie fun in January.

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Start your year on a food-focused high note with New Jersey markets, wine pairings, free coffee and more this January. Check back for more food- and drink-related events as 2022 gets into full swing.

Ramsey Farmers’ Market • Ramsey

Sundays, 10 am-1 pm

Every Sunday through April, Ramsey is hosting a farmers market with an abundance of vendors, including Doc Pickle (fresh pickles and olives), Triboro Vegan (including the popular vegan lobster roll), Stella’s Empanadas and more. Open rain, snow or shine every week, the market is located at the Main Street train station.
2 W. Main Street (Ramsey Train Station), Ramsey; 201-675-6866

Free Coffee, PJ’s Coffee • Fairfield

January 6, 5-7 pm

To celebrate its grand opening, PJ’s Coffee is offering free original cold brew and freshly brewed drip coffee to customers while supplies last. The ribbon-cutting is taking place at 5:30 pm; the celebration includes pastry samples, T-shirts, raffles and more.
437 US Route 46 West, Fairfield; 862-210-8083

Beef and Bourbon Dinners by David Burke • Multiple Locations

January 13, 7 pm

Chef David Burke is hosting a three-course dinner to benefit people impacted by the Western Kentucky tornado that hit the state in early December. The Kentucky-themed dinner will serve bourbon from Woodford Reserve Distillery and Bluegrass F1 Wagyu beef. The event is slated to take place at all nine of Burke’s restaurants, including the five located in New Jersey: 1776 (Morristown), Orchard Park (East Brunswick), Red Horse (Rumson), Son Cubano (West New York) and Ventanas (Fort Lee). Tickets are $150pp and one-third of each ticket will go to the Team Western Kentucky Relief Fund.

Armenian Wine Pairing Dinner, Mado Restaurant • River Edge

January 18, 6-9 pm

A sommelier from Sarafian Vineyards will guide dinner guests through wines made from the Sereni grape. Each course will be paired with a different wine, with Armenian dishes such as labne (thick yogurt with walnuts, mint, garlic), chicken and lamb shish kebab, branzino and more. $75pp.
570 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge; 201-265-3629

Makers Mark Pairing Dinner, Scarborough Fair Restaurant • Sea Girt

January 23, 4-7 pm

Enjoy a night of good food and bourbon at Scarborough Fair. The four-course meal includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, raffles and more. Each dish will be paired with a different Makers Mark bourbon. $110pp.
1414 Meetinghouse Road, Sea Girt; 732-223-6658

Black Wine Tasting, Above Art Studios • New Brunswick

January 29, 9 pm

Discover new spirits owned and crafted by people of color. Above Art Studios is hosting the event with a minimum of five wines to taste. Doors open at 8:30 pm and the event starts at 9 pm. Food will also be served. $30pp.
55 Morris Street, New Brunswick; 732-993-8096

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