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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

Gilded Age Glamor

Spice up your weeknight happy hour at Hotel Du Pont’s Toast to Twilight, a cocktail hour inspired by Gilded Age traditions. Both hotel guests and visitors alike can gather in the historic hotel’s lobby to sample artfully crafted drinks by Robert Kidd, beverage manager at the on-site restaurant Le Cavalier. With seasonal cocktails and a rotating menu, there’s always something new to try. Mon.-Thurs., 5:30 p.m. 42 W. 11th St., Wilmington.





Looking for something sweet this Valentine’s Day? Try one of the many chocolate cocktails popping up on local menus. Sip a chocolate martini at The Social in West Chester or Downingtown, order the salted caramel espresso martini with chocolate liqueur and chocolate shavings from Malvern’s Farmhouse Bistro or treat your inner child to an adult take on hot chocolate at Appetites on Main in Exton or Springfield’s Tavola.



New Brews

Calling all beer lovers: Tin Lizard Brewing Company is opening a new location at the historic Pickering Creek Inn in Phoenixville. The Pick Music Hall will be joining the lively bar scene on downtown Bridge Street. The Pick will be serving up the BBQ Tin Lizard is known for and feature beers from their Bryn Mawr tap house and other breweries across Pennsylvania. Be sure to follow Tin Lizard on Facebook and Instagram for updates. 37 E. Bridge St., Phoenixville.

Charcuterie Beauty

No party is complete these days without a charcuterie board. For custom charcuterie boards that are just as good to look at as to eat, check out Olive and Meadow at the West Chester Artisan Exchange. Owner Ariel LeVasseur of Wallingford offers both classic boards and creative arrangements like charcuterie cones, cups and a champagne-glass tower. Boards can be ordered for pickup or delivery, or you can pick one up at the Artisan Exchange Market every Saturday. 208 Carter Dr. Suite 13B, West Chester.

Trains and Treats

Start your next trip to Center City at Wayne’s historical SEPTA station and get something tasty from Mad Anthony Wayne Café. Named after the Revolutionary War general and town namesake, the café is owned and operated by local veterans. Make the wait for your train sweet with gelato, wake up with an espresso or sip on Italian soda. Online ordering, open 7 days a week. 135 N. Wayne Ave.