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Food News / March 2019

Written by County Lines Magazine

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

Hawaiian Twist

Get a taste of Hawaii in West Chester at this new poke bowl restaurant. With their first restaurant in Pennsylvania, Poke Bros. brings fresh veggies and high-quality fish to its authentic Hawaiian poke bowls. Try their signature bowls—Hula, High Tide and Wailea—or create your own for a personal twist. With bowls, poke nachos and mochi ice cream, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! 124 E. Market St., West Chester.

Smooth or Crunchy?

Nutty for peanut butter? Then celebrate National Peanut Butter Lovers Day on March 1. With the U.S. consuming over a billion pounds of peanut butter each year, it’s no wonder the salty and sweet spread is still in over 94 percent of American households today. Celebrate the day with a savory sheet pan peanut butter chicken or sweet peanut butter protein pancakes. More at

Pop of Info

Ever wonder why movies and popcorn are a thing, with a history stretching back to the 1920s? Theaters began selling the salty food to raise profits, and during the Great Depression families turned to popcorn as an affordable luxury. With only 35 calories, no cholesterol and plenty of fiber, popcorn is so popular that Americans consume 14 billion quarts annually. The long history and health benefits have turned this buttery snack into a super food essential for movies—in theaters or at home.

Sweet Treats

Giving never tasted so good! The Chester County Community Foundation is hosting Silver Sweet Charity on March 25. This tasty fundraiser will showcase mouthwatering desserts from some of Chester County’s finest chefs. Join the Foundation in celebrating its 25th anniversary of supporting local philanthropy as you sample everything from hand-crafted cheesecakes to edible cookie dough—and then vote for your favorite. If you go, say hello to County Lines’ food editor, Laura Brennan, who has a delicious job on the judges panel!

A Peep Inside

For the first time ever, the Peeps factory is opening its doors to the public in a sugary sweet contest. No golden ticket needed, just a $5 donation to the United Way of Lehigh Valley for “PEEPS helping Peeps.” Donations must be made by April 8 for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for four to Bethlehem, PA, a $250 shopping spree and an exclusive tour of the Peeps factory. Don’t miss out on this delicious prize!

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