Eating, Drinking and Cooking in South Jersey This Weekend: Ice Cream for Breakfast, Groundhog Day, Food Swap... and That Game

Wings, beer, waffle a la mode...all that good stuff that makes America great!

People have been waiting for this weekend for quite some time. After all, there’s a special event that we can all, by and large, come together and enjoy. I am speaking, of course, of the International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! No, I’m not kidding…there really is an International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, and it falls on Groundhog Day this year. Certainly you can celebrate in the privacy of your own home with the ice cream of your choice. You could also head on over to Arlene’s on Asbury in Ocean City to partake of this special day.

OK OK… you’re all giving me the stink eye now.

Yes, I know the Super Bowl is Sunday. And yes, there are loads of places that will having game parties and take out specials and such. So many that I’m not even going to attempt to put together a list of such place. If you’re going out, you need wings, you need beer, you need a big TV, and you need your buds with you. Everything else is just superfluous.

If you’re not into the big game, there are a few other food events that don’t involve mobile quarterbacks and coaching brothers. Friday is the Wine, Dine and Win! event at The Mansion in Voorhees. The event is a fundraiser for the Evesham Education Foundation. It all starts at 7PM and is $75 per person.

Gallagher’s Burger Bar at Resorts in Atlantic City is having a reservation-only Craft Beer & Small Bites evening on Friday from 7PM to 10PM. The cost is $25 per person.

Friday is also the day that Geraghty’s in Burlington launches its new menu from their new chef William Gilbo. The launch begins at 6PM.

Saturday is Swap Day! Yes, I know…it’s Groundhog Day and International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day as well, but let’s also throw in the fact that South Jersey Swappers are having their South Jersey February Food Swap on Saturday at Landis MarketPlace in Vineland. The swap runs from 10AM to 12PM, and you need to have food swap in order to swap. You also need to sign up first.

Speaking on Groundhog Day, it’s the annual Groundhog Day Dinner & Auction at Ewan Fire Hall on Ewan Road in the town of Ewan.

If you care to venture out of South Jersey this weekend…

Big Onion Walking Tours in New York is having a series of Multi-Ethnic Eating Tours that will explore the Lower East Side, starting with this Sunday at 1PM. The cost if $25.

Here’s your cooking class schedule for the weekend:

Friday: Global Small Plates by FOOD & WINE Magazine and Date Night: Wine Lover’s Feast at Sur la Table in Marlton, and Teens and Tweens: That’s Italian! at Kitchen Kapers in Moorestown.

Saturday: Super Bowl Bash at Viking Cooking School at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, Mastering Seafood at Sur la Table, Chinese New Year at Kitchen Kapers, and the first class of Health & Wellness through Ancient Spices at Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell.

Sunday: Grilling Party at Viking Cooking School, Valentine Macarons and Luscious Chocolate Truffles at Sur la Table, and Kids in the Kitchen: Comfort Foods at Kitchen Kapers.

And as always, check out our website for our dining experiences and other upcoming events!

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