Princeton restaurants prepare for annual Waiters’ Race

2016-06-22_13-33-30On Thursday, July 14, local wait staff will put their tray-balancing skills to the test at the 6th Annual Waiters’ Race, an event exclusively held by the Princeton Merchants Association. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. at Palmer Square, by the Green. (There is no rain date for this event.)

This event is a celebration of the servers and staff who take care of over 60,000 guests a week throughout Princeton. Waiters and waitresses from Princeton area restaurants will race while balancing two full glasses of water and a full BAI Beverage bottle on their trays. The winners will take home cash, prizes and bragging rights for the next year.

Last year there were 15 participating restaurants and many are expected to be back in 2016. They included: Agricola, Alchemist & Barrister, Blue Point Grill, Cross Culture, Eno Terra, Ivy Inn, Jammin’ Crepes, Main Street Bistro, McCaffrey’s, Mediterra, Princeton Soup & Sandwich, Teresa Caffe, Tiger Noodles, Witherspoon Grill and the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. Triumph Brewery and Chez Alice have also confirmed that they are returning this year to race. Continue reading

Are You “Just Peachy”?

zzdata-10124_720x480Celebrate Jersey Fresh and one of our state’s favorite fruits by visiting the Just Peachy Festival this weekend from 10 am – 5 pm at Terhune Orchards. The festival will include live music both days.

A special feature of this festival will be the “Summer Harvest” farm-to-fork tasting section featuring local chefs using local ingredients to prepare recipes for visitors to sample. The tasting area will be open from Noon – 4 pm both days and admission to the special tasting section is $12.

The weekend will be filled with plenty of activities for kids: a ride through the orchards on tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides, games and barnyard fun. Bring your appetites for Pam’s Food Tent, filled with lots of tasty treats: peach pie, sliced peaches and cream, peach salsa, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, gazpacho, salads, donuts, and cider slushies. Make sure to visit the winery tasting room to sample peach sangria.

Admission fee $5.00, children under 3 are free. Admission fee includes wagonrides, pedal tractors, barnyard of animals, music, play tractors, and children’s games. (Additional activities available for additional cost). The Farm Store, and winery and tasting room are open without admission fee and plenty of parking is available at the farm.

On Saturday August 1, enjoy tastings from:

Agricola, Princeton, NJ
Button’s Creperie, Lawrence, NJ
Casa Mono
Comfort Food, Morrisville, PA
Dina Rata at Andaz Wall Street, New York, NY
Huntley Taverne, Summit, NJ
Island Grill, Cape May, NJ
Jammin Crepes, Princeton, NJ
Triumph Brewing Company, New Hope,PA

On Sunday, August 2, enjoy tastings from:

Agricola, Princeton, NJ
Blue Bottle Cafe, Hopewell, NJ
Bufad, Philadelphia, PA
Button’s Creperie, Lawrence, NJ
Garden State Community Kitchen, Monmouth Junction, NJ
Island Grill, Cape May, NJ
Mediterra, Princeton, NJ
Pub & Kitchen, Philadelphia, PA