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Jersey Gets Some Love This Week From Cowgirl Creamery, Andrew Zimmern, & Me

California’s Premier Cheesemakers Coming to Stockton Market

Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, founders of Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes, will be at the Stockton Market this Friday (11/8) and Saturday (11/9) to celebrate the publication of their first cookbook, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks.

On Friday from 6:30 to 8 pm, you can chat with them while tasting their award-winning cheeses (hopefully including my personal fave, Mt. Tam) with wine. $35 gets you into the tasting plus a signed copy of their book.

On Saturday from 10 am to noon, the cowgirls will be back in the saddle selling and signing their book, which they describe as featuring “cheese-centric recipes and wisdom on tasting, buying, serving, and appreciating all kinds of cheese.”

Bizarre Foods America Takes a Bite Out of Jersey

Be sure to catch tomorrow night’s (11/4) episode of Bizarre Foods America. For this season’s premiere, host Andrew Zimmern focuses on the tasty underbelly of Garden State grub. He visits 7 locations, including Jersey City’s Little Manila (where he eats balut, bless his soul), the cultish Sun Noodle ramen factory in Teterboro, and Rutgers’ Acquaculture Center in Cape May, where he creates an entirely new type of oyster. The Jersey episode airs at 9 pm on the Travel Channel, but you can get the full scoop on it today. How? Read on!

Tune in to “Dining Today with Pat Tanner” Today at 2 PM

920TheVoice logoThis is a not-so-subtle reminder that my new radio show premieres today (11/3) at 2 pm on AM 920 The Voice. The hour includes a complete rundown of the Bizarre Foods USA episode, interviews with Rosie Saferstein of “Table Hopping with Rosie” and Chris Walsh of River Horse Brewing, a recap of my NJ Monthly restaurant review of Brian’s in Lambertville, and – as we say in radio land – much, much more! 920 The Voice is broadcast throughout central NJ and Bucks County, but you can also listen live at www.920TheVoice.com.

Breaking News: I’m Back on the Radio, with My Own Show!

old fashionedI’m thrilled to announce the debut of my radio show Dining Today with Pat Tanner! It premieres this Sunday, November 3rd from 2 to 3 pm on 920 The Voice, a new AM station in Central NJ. Joining me as my first guests are Chris Walsh of River Horse Brewing and Rosie Saferstein, whose njmonthly.com column, “Table Hopping with Rosie,” is a prime source for NJ restaurant news.

Actually, Sunday marks the return of Dining Today. As you may recall, for six years I hosted this popular one-hour weekly program on food and dining in the Garden State. It was broadcast over Nassau Broadcasting’s WHWH until that station went off the air. In 2012 Nassau Broadcasting was bought by Connoisseur Media, and among its holdings are its flagship, WPST (94.5 FM), and two AM stations. Starting in November, 920 The Voice will feature locally produced, community-based talk radio on weekends – Dining Today included. Coverage area encompasses Central NJ, Bucks County, and Philadelphia, and the show will stream live over the station’s website, www.920TheVoice.com.

And as before, I will interview the movers and shakers of our local culinary scene: chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, artisan food producers, vintners and brewers, cookbook authors, food and wine merchants, and others. I’ll share my latest food and restaurant finds, as well as those of guests who, like me, are restaurant critics. And you’ll find me and Dining Today once again broadcasting live from the region’s finest food and wine events.

Me interviewing Emeril

Me interviewing Emeril

For me, one of the biggest surprises (and delights) with Dining Today the first time around was that it attracted the brightest stars of the national and international culinary scene. Among those I was honored to have as guests were Jacques Pepin, Lidia Bastianich, Tom Colicchio, Rick Bayless, Pierre Herme, and Mark Bittman. I even hosted a one-hour live broadcast from Marketfair mall with special guest Emeril Lagasse. I look forward to more of the same and hope you will join me, starting Sunday, November 3rd at 2 pm on AM 920 The Voice.

See you on the radio!
Pat

RIVER HORSE CELEBRATES NEW BREWERY; PHOTOS FROM MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO

River Horse Moves Brewery to Larger Space in Ewing

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“We had 10,000 square feet in Lambertville, spread over two floors and four rooms with low ceilings,” Walsh told me at his company’s ribbon cutting ceremony on October 10th. By contrast, the new space is an open 25,000 square feet all on one level and with 20-foot-plus ceilings. It is divided into a tasting room, brewing and packaging room, and grain mill.

Courtesy George Point

Courtesy George Point

Some walls sport graffiti by Jersey City artists, like this one behind Chris Walsh:

Courtesy George Point

Courtesy George Point

The team has already added 3 new 40-barrel fermentation tanks – and that’s just a start. “In theory we will never have to move,” Walsh said. “We have eight times the capacity we did at Lambertville.” This means they can make more styles of their unfiltered beers, as well as brewing more of their current popular offerings, some of which they produce year-round (like my favorite, River Horse Hop-A-Lot-Amus double IPA) and others which are seasonal, such as wintertime’s Belgian Freeze Ale and Oatmeal Milk Stout.

Courtesy George Point

Courtesy George Point

All 13 River Horse employees made the move over to Ewing, including head brewer Chris Rakow, in the brown shirt below. (Check out the size of the scissors Chris Walsh is holding!)

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Brewery tours and tastings commence on Saturday, October 19, and are conducted on the hour from noon to 5 pm. Reservations are required. River Horse t-shirts and other swag should also be available for purchase, as are take-out beer and growler pours. For reservations and information visit www.riverhorse.com.

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Photos from Princeton March Against Monsanto

This past Saturday was a gorgeous day for the music, speeches, and march up Nassau Street from the Whole Earth Center to the Princeton Battle Monument by city hall.

March organizer Theresa Lam

March organizer Theresa Lam

Can you spot the anti-GMO cow?

Can you spot the anti-GMO cow?

Just your typical father and son

Just your typical father and son

Gotta start 'em young

Gotta start ’em young

The crowd gathers

The crowd gathers