New Brunswick Cooks! presented by FLEET
New Brunswick City Market Sets the Table and the Stage for Annual Event Saturday, September 20, 2003
Our objective is to organize an event to highlight the dining and entertainment establishments in the downtown and to promote our Special Improvement District (SID) as New Jersey's premier urban venue for dining, music, entertainment, and performing arts.
New Brunswick Cooks! will return in 2003 as a one-day event to keep program costs down and avoid confusion while creating a one-day showcase of New Brunswick's offerings. The City Market staff has attended several tasting events in the area, which have brought new and fresh ideas to this years Taste of New Brunswick, such as, opening the event to all New Brunswick restaurants/eateries and selling the event as a true taste of New Brunswick. City Market will also change the location of the event to create more space for patrons and improve the event layout by offering restaurants their own tent.
A Taste of New Brunswick - A Dine Around from Elegant to Everyday!
An exclusive party on the roof of Ferren Monthly Parking Deck across the street from Skyline Tower. This open-air sampling of signature menu items from the city's best restaurants will highlight New Brunswick as a true dining destination and will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The roof will be decorated to present an upscale but casual experience. Participating restaurants will set up under individual tents and patrons will have the opportunity to sample all of the available fare.Tickets to the event are $40 and there will be a cash bar and live entertainment provided by the Nick Clemons Band featuring the son of "The Big Man" Clarence Clemons. The Nick Clemons Band mixes rock, funk, jazz, r&b, and pop styles into an original uplifting sound which always gets the crowd on its feet! Patrons will also receive a bracelet as part of their package that will allow them to access any of the participating downtown musical venues without paying a cover charge.
Free parking at Ferren Daily parking deck.
The Street Scene
Eight strolling entertainers in downtown New Brunswick from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Kilmer Park featuring a popular local band Primitive Soul, Elijah's Promise, Artists Ed Fillmore and Phill Baker from Visual Arts League of East Brunswick tables from 6pm-9pm. Monument Square featuring a 5-piece powerhouse blues combo Chuck Lambert Band, Refreshments from First Star Cafe and non-profit/SID member promotional tables from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Participating restaurants will also promote a special $5 Music-Cruise bracelet allowing cover-free access to numerous venues around the downtown to hear live jazz, blues, rock n' roll, classical, and alternative music on September 20th. City Market will increase signage with banners and A-frames along George Street. City Market will request that retail shops remain open and active during the event and recommend that restaurants provide outdoor entertainment, cafes or promotional tables to increase patrons to their business.
For more info: www.valweb.org