A pair of popular food festivals return to A.C.
Monday night’s event is the first Taste of The Quarter that’s open to eaters of all ages. Additionally, 100 percent of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, a regional organization committed to supporting our local communities across such basic needs as education, income and health.
On Friday from 8 to 10pm it’s the Wine & Jazz Reception Under the Stars, where for a $39-per-person fee guests can enjoy wines from 25 of the most prolific California wineries with origins from prestigious Italian-family vintners, delectable cuisine from Golden Nugget’s culinary staff, and live jazz on the outdoor Event Lawn.
Late summer, with its abundance of locally sourced ingredients, is perhaps the ultimate time to recognize Italian cookery. Unlike French or Asian cuisines, often technique-oriented, the food of that peninsula nation is generally based on seasonality and availability. In southern New Jersey that means tomatoes, peppers, onions and fruit, all staples of the Italian pantry.
As Mexican as it gets this side of the Mississippi
Possessing coveted tech degrees from Philly’s prestigious Drexel University, Linwood brothers Antonio and Nick Ballias might have been expected to opt for careers in the corporate world. Instead, the pair of multi- talented 30-somethings went foodie.