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From The Cassidy: Blue Plate Special will be performing as part of our Sunday Brunch Series, Sunday, February 24 from noon to 3 p.m. Join us in the heart of Maplewood for swinging live music and delicious food and drink.

From Maplewood Chili Cookoff: The 2019 cookoff springboards off the success of our sold-out 2018 fete with a beer and wine bar, live bands, and up to 35 meat and vegetarian chili entries from the area’s best amateur and professional chefs. Can I bring the kids, you ask? You sure can! We’ll have kid-friendly activities, baked goods for sale, and best of all, kids under 12 can come for free! Thanks to the generous support of lead sponsors Vanessa Pollock Properties Group, Kings Market and BCB Bank, and additional sponsorship from The Able Baker, The Fox and Falcon, SOMA Brewing Co, Wine Barrel, Chaise Fitness, and the South Mountain YMCA, we’re able to donate 100% of ticket sales and bar profits directly to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges. Visit our website www.maplewoodchilicookoff.com for tickets and event info. Tickets: $18

Celebrate National Pie Month at “Pies In Literature,” a Community Pie Contest with The Book House, Farm & Fork Society, and Best Selling Author Eva Lesko Natiello — Submit your Best Pie to be Judged by Local Dignitaries and Business Owners — Join The Book House, Farm & Fork Society, and Eva Lesko Natiello author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, “The Memory Box” to celebrate National Pie Month on Sunday, February, 24, 3 PM – 5 PM at The Book House located at 281 Millburn Ave, Millburn. All amateur bakers are encouraged to submit their best pie to be judged by local dignitaries, business owners and residents. The panel includes Deputy Mayor Jackie Benjamin Lieberberg, professional pastry chef Michelle Retik from Squirrel and the Bee, real estate agent Joanna Parker-Lentz of The Jodi & Joanna Group and Eva Lesko Natiello, author of “The Memory Box.” Pies will be judged on three categories: crust, filling, and appearance. Extra consideration will be given to pies inspired by a literary work. Prior to judging, Eva Lesko Natiello will read from her novel, talk about the symbolism of pies in literature, and sign copies of her best selling book. To […]

Get in the Mardi Gras spirit Friday, March 1 at the Gladstone Tavern. Live Zydeco Music with Howard Parker and the Hot Take-Out Band  

From Jersey City Wine Fest: Jersey City Wine Fest is your all access pass to try wines from both local and abroad. Travel the world of wine at Harborside’s waterfront property. Guests will enjoy wine samples for the session paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games. Fri, March 1, 2019 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST Harborside Atrium 153 Exchange Pl Jersey City, NJ 07302 Tickets: $15 – $70

Maple Sugar Festival March 2 at Great Swamp in Chatham. The trees are tapped, and the firewood is chopped – it’s maple sugaring season at the Great Swamp OEC! Experience the fascinating process of maple sugaring from tree to pancake topping. Watch as staff identifies and taps maple trees and collects sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different, delicious syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp OEC. Rain or shine. Date: Saturday, March 2 Time: 12 noon – 4 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. Cost: $4 per person. Contact: 973.635.6629.

From Atlantic City Restaurant Week Atlantic City Restaurant Week March 3 – 8 Click here for a full list of restaurants.