The Best Food Events in NJ This February

Mark your calendar for this month's tastiest happenings.

Enjoy February in New Jersey with this delicious assortment of dining and drinking events.

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NORTH

Pisco Sour Day

Nine different pisco sours from Jarana

Jarana at American Dream will be serving nine special pisco sours to celebrate Pisco Sour Day. Photo: By Brad Danner

📅: Thursday, February 1-Thursday, February 29
📍: Jarana • American Dream, East Rutherford
ℹ️: This Peruvian restaurant is celebrating Pisco Sour Day all month long with a menu of nine pisco sour cocktails. Pisco sours are Peru’s national drink, made with pisco (a South American Brandy), lime, egg white and sometimes other tropical flavors.
💸: $16+ per drink

Stout Fest: Episode VII

Czig Meister Brewing Company

Czig Meister Brewing Company will host its Stout Fest on Sunday, February 4. Photo: Courtesy of Czig Meister

📅: Sunday, February 4 (12-8 pm)
📍: Czig Meister Brewing Company • Hacketstown
ℹ️: This year’s Stout Fest will feature 50 varieties of stout and bites from Cousins Maine Lobster.
💸: Prices vary

We’ll Always Have Paris

French Pastry

Learn to cook and bake tradition French fare with Little Fox Kitchen. Photo: By Melanie Cecilio

📅: Saturday, February 10 (5:30 pm-8:30 pm)
📍
: Little Fox Kitchen • Cranford
ℹ️:  In this cooking class, learn how to prepare classic French bistro fare. Dishes include soups à l’mignon, entrecôte béarnaise, pommel frites, frisée salad with dijon-mustard vinaigrette and lardon, and profiterole au chocolat.
💸: $150

Brewsology Beer Fest

Brewsology Beer Fest

Booze meets middle school science field trip at Brewsology Beer Fest, held at Liberty Science Center. Photo: By Dan Silberstein

📅: Saturday, February 10 (7-11 pm)
📍: Liberty Science Center • Jersey City
ℹ️: In this 21+ experience, enjoy the museum exhibits with boozy sips from local breweries and wineries.
💸: $65-$80

Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras drink and food specials at the Shannon Rose

Try out the Shannon Rose’s special Mardi Gras dishes and drinks on Saturday, February 10 at both locations. Photo: Courtesy of DOHERTY ENTERPRISES

📅: Saturday, February 10 (5-8 pm; 6-9 pm)
📍: The Shannon Rose • Clifton & Ramsey locations
ℹ️: Feast on a special menu of po’ boy sandwiches and cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras, paired with a live jazz band and fun giveaways.
💸: Menu specials $15-$18

Mini Camp: Monkey Bread and Cheesy Stuffed Shells

On their day off, kids can learn how to make their own monkey bread and stuffed shells in this cooking camp. Photo: Courtesy of The Flavor Labs

📅: Monday, February 19 (9 am-Noon)
📍
: The Flavor Labs • Paramus & Norwood
ℹ️:  Perfect for kids and teens aged 6+ on their day off. They’ll learn to make their own monkey bread and stuffed shells from scratch.
💸: $95

President’s Day Bake Camp – Kids Baking Challenge

📅: Monday, February 19 (9 am-1 pm)
📍: Montclair Culinary Academy • Montclair
ℹ️: Sign the kids up for a fun day of baking on their day off. Campers will challenge their baking skills at this one-day camp as they bake and decorate a cake from scratch. Lunch and snacks included.
💸: $135

Mac & Cheese Mayhem

Mac & Cheese Mayhem in Morristown

Spend the day trying a variety of mac & cheeses, then vote for your favorite. Photo: Courtesy of Just Jersey Fest/Mac & Cheese Mayhem

📅: Saturday, February 24 (11 am-7 pm)
📍: Morristown Armory • Morristown
ℹ️: A cheesy day packed with mac & cheese variations from local chefs and restaurants competing for the best dish, plus live music, activities and alcoholic beverages. Mac & cheese prices vary per vendor.
💸: Admission $10, children under 3 free

CENTRAL

Super Bowl Trivia Night Dinner

📅: Thursday, February 1 (7-9 pm)
📍: The GOAT by David Burke • Union Beach
ℹ️: Enjoy 3-course meal specials with Super Bowl-themed trivia.
💸: $39

Food. Love. Home.

📅: Wednesday, February 7 (6 pm)
📍: JBJ Soul Kitchen • Toms River
ℹ️: Sponsored by Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity and JBJ Kitchen (Jon Bon Jovi’s non-profit community restaurant), this event allows guests to watch and enjoy a 3-course live cooking demonstration by Chef Rob from JBJ.
💸: $60

Red, White & Brew Fest

📅: Saturday, February 17 (1-5 pm)
📍: CURE Insurance Arena • Trenton
ℹ️: Celebrate President’s Day at this new festival, sampling craft beers from local breweries. Live music, games and more will be at the patriotic event. Must be 21+.
💸: $55

Food from Books

📅: Tuesday, February 20 (3:45-5:15 pm)
📍: Creative Twists Events • Metuchen
ℹ️: Kids will learn cooking skills as they cook foods from famous children’s books. Ages 5-7.
💸: $65

12th Annual Chili Cook-Off

📅: Sunday, February 25 (3-7 pm)
📍: Proving Ground • Highlands
ℹ️: Sample all kinds of chili at this cook-off featuring both professional and amateur chefs, and vote for your favorites from each category.
💸: $40

February Cocktail Class

📅: Tuesday, February 27 (6-7:30 pm)
📍: REYLA • Asbury Park
ℹ️: Learn how to craft a collection of cocktails and enhance your home bar. Light snacks will be provided.
💸: $65

SOUTH

Wine Talk Wednesday

📅: Wednesday, February 7 (7 pm)
📍: Bellview Winery • Landisville
ℹ️: In this monthly educational session, learn from Bellview Winery’s owner Jim Quarella on a variety of wine-related topics. This month’s topic is pet-nat and dry rose. Two featured wines and small food pairings included.
💸: $10

Charcuterie & Epoxy Resin Serving Board Class

DIY epoxy resin boards and personalized charcuterie

In this class, design your own board with epoxy resin and craft your favorite charcuterie fixings to go with it. Photo: Courtesy of Jersey Shore Paint Party

📅: Thursday, February 8 (6:30 pm)
📍: Jersey Shore Paint Party • Brick
ℹ️: In this two-part class, learn to create a great charcuterie board that you can take home or munch on throughout the night, then make an epoxy resin serving board that’s perfect for serving future charcuterie on.
💸: $99

Mardi Gras Weekend

📅: Friday, February 9 & Saturday, February 10 (11 am-9 pm)
📍: Creekside Inn • Woodstown
ℹ️: Celebrate Mardi Gras with a special menu, featuring dishes like chicken gumbo nachos and Cajun catfish & shrimp. Menu items available for dine-in and takeout.
💸: Prices vary

Brunch is a Drag

📅: Sunday, February 11 (11 am & 2 pm)
📍: Tortilla Press Cantina • Merchantville
ℹ️: Spice up your Sunday brunch with Mexican bites and a Mean Girls-themed performance by local drag queens. All ages event, but content and language is intended for adults.
💸: $17.95+

Dinner and Knitting Meetup

📅: Tuesday, February 13 (6-8 pm)
📍: The Pop Shop • Collingswood
ℹ️: On the second Tuesday of each month, join a group of local knitters and crafters in an evening of dinner (or dessert), knitting and chatting with new friends. All ages and skill levels welcome.
💸: $10

Murder Mystery Dinner

📅: Thursday, February 15 (6-9 pm)
📍: The ChopHouse • Gibbsboro
ℹ️: All is fair in love and murder at this thrilling murder mystery dinner. The night includes a 3-course dinner and 3-act interactive performance to solve this love-themed mystery.
💸: $144


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