Grain to Glass
Malvern is soon to become a beer and spirits lover’s haven with a new distillery in the making. Setting up shop right next door to newly opened Locust Lane Brewing Company will be Pennsylvania Distilling Company. This startup distillery plans to produce “small batch, grain-to-glass spirits,” according to their website. Keep a lookout for their opening, hopefully soon! 50 Three Tun Rd. #3, Malvern. PennDistilling.com.
You Won’t Believe It’s Not Meat
Calling all vegans! There’s a new plant-based eatery in Phoenixville. Reopened in May, Sand Castle Winery’s TASTE passes on the typical leafy green, raw food model, instead going for savory comfort food with a focus on protein. Veg protein, you ask? With the help of the Herbivorous Butcher—the world’s first meatless, plant-based protein butcher—the small plates menu is friendly towards both the diehard and tentative vegan. 236 Bridge St., Phoenixville. SandCastleWinery.com/Taste-Phoenixville.
Fast + Healthy
After months of waiting and waiting, Bryn + Dane’s is finally open … in Bryn Mawr! As one of our Best of the Best “Places to Watch,” this spot generated great suspense but was well worth the wait. Fit with 25-foot high ceilings, exposed brick walls and steel beams, and home to 16-foot trees, this open-air, fast-casual newbie is perfect for a quick healthy snack, smoothie, salad and more! 915 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. BrynAndDanes.com.
Wood-Fired, Locally Inspired
The Shoppes at Longwood has a tasty new resident. Chef Bryan Sikora, formerly of Kennett Square’s Talula’s Table and currently of Wilmington’s La Fia, recently opened his newest creation, Hearth Kitchen. True to its name, the menu features wood-fired pizza, handmade pastas and more locally inspired hearty entrees. Stop in for lunch or dinner and taste for yourself! The Shoppes at Longwood, 859 E. Baltimore Pk., Kennett Square. HearthKennettSquare.com.
Fresh Sushi Spot
As if five restaurants weren’t enough, Eagleview Town Center has yet another dining destination in the making, this time a BYOB sushi spot! Scheduled for a summer opening, Bluefin Restaurant & Sushi Bar will join Suburban, Bella Vista, Al Pastor, Nudy’s Cafe and Brickside Grille on Restaurant Row. Follow Eagleview on social media to stay updated on the latest … Wellington Square, Exton. EagleviewTownCenter.com.