November Food News
A few of our favorite things to share this month about local food and drink
Comin’ In Hot.
Turn up the heat in West Chester this fall with FIRE Nashville Hot Chicken and savor smokin’ Southern flavor with Nashville’s mind-blowing, hot chicken wings. Too hot to handle? Spice isn’t all they’re serving. Try their salads or sweeten your wings with Peach Habanero or Hot Honey. Pick appetizers, fries, tater tots and deep fried corn to take away the sting. Just make sure to leave room for dessert. 126 E. Gay St. FireHotChicken.com.
Fresh imported Brazilian coffee is arriving in Phoenixville at Cafe com Leite, opening late 2021. Serving the best leite (Brazilian coffee and milk), paired with a traditional Brazilian breakfast bread, like crunchy and light Pão Francês rolls and sweet fluffy coconut Pão Doce rolls. The cafe will also serve pastries, sandwiches, empanadas, natural juices and more for dine in and to go. For updates on their grand opening follow them on Instagram @theCafeComLeite. 117 Main St., Phoenixville.
Downingtown is the new location of Chester County’s first Santucci’s Original Square Pizza, started in Philadelphia and claiming to be the original square pizza (hear that Pica’s?). Now run by the fourth generation, Santucci’s serves up upside-down toppings (cheese on the bottom, sauce on top) and its signature square shape. Or try an entrée, like orecchiette served with sausage and broccoli rabe. Stop in for casual indoor dining and patio dining, BYOB. 379 W. Uwchlan Ave. SantuccisPizza.com.
DIY Pumpkin Sauce.
Pumpkin season isn’t over yet. Keep p-spice flavors in your coffee, dessert or breakfast with homemade pumpkin sauce. Start with a simple syrup of equal parts water and sugar. Once it bubbles, reduce the heat and stir in a tablespoon of pumpkin puree, condensed milk and pumpkin pie spice, to taste. Or, skip the last two steps, and use a dash of pumpkin flavored creamer. Add a cinnamon stick, store in the fridge in an airtight container and enjoy.
November isn’t all about the turkey—it’s also about the wine. Start toasting on the 1st with International Xinomavro Day (a Greek wine), next celebrate the 7th with a special Merlot, and November 11th is all about Tempranillo. Then on to National Zinfandel Day and Beaujolais Nouveau Day on November 17th and 18th. Finally, November 24th is World Carménère Day. The turkey doesn’t have to be left out—Zinfandel and Beaujolais pair well with the light and dark meat.
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