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Reel Food

June 8, 2010

By Brianne Harrison

The recent spate of reality shows centering on New Jersey have brought the state to the public eye again, but have also resurrected and capitalized on the old “Joisey” reputation. Most of America now thinks of us as a state populated by overly tanned drama queens with big hair and lousy personalities. What many people don’t get to see are the wonderful things the state has to offer—like, say, food. Between our coast and our farms, New Jersey has some spectacular foods to offer, and they’ll be celebrated at this weekend’s Reel Food event, a celebration in Asbury park that highlights Jersey food and film.

The event is the work of two local non-profits: the Asbury Park Film Initiative and Food for Thought by the Sea. Their goal is to pay homage to Jersey farmers and to raise awareness of the recent “green” food movement. To that end, the event will feature samples of food and cocktails from several local restaurants that celebrate the bountiful produce of the garden state, as well as discussions with farmers and chefs throughout the evening.  Later on, there will be a screening of food pioneer Alice Waters’ documentary “Nourishing the Kids of Katrina”.

Reel Food will begin at dusk on Friday, June 11 at the historic Carousel House in Asbury Park. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Langosta Lounge, 1000 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park or at the door. Proceeds for the event will benefit the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey, Asbury Park Film Initiative, Garden of Joy, and Food for Thought by the Sea. For more information, visit

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2010 12:37 pm

    ;I am impressed with the post. If you can do a youtube video for it. i would watch! 🙂

  2. June 27, 2010 10:12 pm

    Hello, I like your blog. This is a nice site and I wanted to post a comment to let you know, great job! Thanks Chris

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