NEWTON, NJ – Several hundred people gathered on Monday, September 8 in Newton’s Downtown to enjoy the cuisine of approximately 25 restaurants and other food purveyors, while raising funds for local scholarships.
A presentation of the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce, in its thirteenth year, when A Taste of Newton annually takes place, Spring Street shuts down for motor vehicle traffic, and in its place, restaurants set up stations with specialty dishes, while attendees mingle and can sit at tables set up along each side of Spring Street.
“It’s a beautiful night, great crowd, and wonderful food,” said Nancy Woods, Executive Director of the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce.
Woods said the scholarship monies raised include a culinary scholarship, and benefit students at the Sussex County Technical School, Newton High School, and Kittatinny Regional High School.
Participating establishments included: The Chatterbox Drive-In, Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream, Dre’s, Divinely Dolce, Edible Arrangements, Forno Italiano, Georges Wine & Gourmet Gallery, Happy Wok Chinese Restaurant, Hayek’s Market, Hummingbird House, Krave Café & Caterers, Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, Lafayette House, Lucca’s Wood Fired Pizza, O’Reilly’s Pub & Grill, The Pizza Bistro, Romancing Desserts, Selda, Stadium Bar & Grill, Texas Smoke BBQ, Thai Nam Phet II, The County Seat, The Table, Trinity Lounge, and Tuscany Bistro.
Cranberry Chicken Salad, Pulled Barbecue Pork, Baked Beans (from The Chatterbox), Wild Boar (from The County Seat), Butternut Squash Soup (from The Pizza Bistro), Chicken Pot Pie (from O’Reilly’s), Chicken and Mushroom Tortellini in a Cream Sauce (Forno Italiano), Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding in a Jameson Crème Anglaise (Trinity), and Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream), were among the many items the attendees could indulge in.
During the evening as guests celebrated in the comfortable temperatures, as the skies faded to dar and the full moon rose, the Liz Nordstrom Band provided musical entertainment.
While guests were departing, many learned about another upcoming similar fundraising event, the Waterloo Village Harvest Moon Festival, on Thursday October 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., which features fine cuisine from many area eateries. The Friends of Waterloo Village, a 501(c)(3) non-profit group, will be holding the fourth annual event, which includes food and beverage sampling and a silent auction, to benefit the Waterloo Restoration Project.
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