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February Food News in the Brandywine Valley

Written by County Lines Magazine

A few of our favorite things to share this month about local food and drink

DIY Ice Cream

Book Hangry Bear Creamery’s studio with a dozen friends and create your dream ice cream flavors ($340). It’s pure fun, tasty science experiment or both, complete with customized packaging, naming and labeling. Choose a base (non-dairy option), flavor (almond to white chocolate), inclusions (nuts, candy, chunks, baked goods), then add a swirl! Or let the experts at the creamery follow your directions. Inspired by creativity, fueled by hunger. 660 E. Cypress St., Kennett Square.

Fine Delco Dining

Though a bit outside our usual coverage, Rosemary restaurant’s raves attracted our attention. Owner Philip Breen (Stephen Starr) and Chef Elijah Milligan (Le Bec Fin, Vernick) bring serious chops to the former Burgundy Lounge in Ridley Park with their $2-million, 100-seat venture. Savor smoked lamb mafaldine, Peruvian-style chicken and other delectables at what Craig LaBan called a date-night ambitious modern American bistro. And bring quarters for the meters. 25 E. Hinckley Ave., Ridley Park.

Adult Hangout

30 on Main was revamped into Midtown Social, a cocktail lounge and private event venue spread over two renovated floors. Hosting everything from baby showers to life celebrations, Sweet 16s to office parties, this space offers state-of-the-art tech and 100-inch screens, plus DJs, bands, darts, shuffleboard and pool. What more could you want? Maybe catering services plus sushi from nearby Motto, plenty of apps and sharables plus fun food like fondue. 660 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn.

Spirits Funding

Want to own part of a distillery? The folks behind Revivalist gins and Resurgent whiskeys plan to expand this local treasure into a global player with crowdfunding opportunities on StartEngine for Botanery Barn Distilling. Headquartered in a 130-year-old barn amid fields of botanicals, the distillery uses pre-Prohibition methods to infuse their distinctive spirits with botanicals. You can explore the world of craft spirits vicariously by becoming an investor. Details on Instagram. 350 Warwick Rd. Elverson. @BotaneryBarnDistilling.

Social Impact Dining

Dining for a good cause can be routine with a membership at the Epicurean Club in Chester Springs. This partnership between the Epicurean Garage and Autism Village Foundation lets members take a culinary journey with a purpose by supporting vocational training for young adults with special needs. The historic Flowing Springs Inn is the site for First Friday dinners, Second Sunday brunches, Third Thursday pub nights, plus special events and entertainment. 4000 Pottstown Pk., Pottstown.