Food News / October 2019
A few of our favorite things to share with you this month about local food and drink.
Something exciting is brewing in West Grove! After an 80-year dry spell and then a successful ballot initiative (224 to 81 votes), Blondes & Brewnettes Brewing Co. will break the town’s drought. The featured brews use ingredients from Southern Chester County, and are locally inspired —Red Devil Ale named for a high school mascot and grain-free meads from local Swarmbustin’ Honey. Opening at Twelves Grill & Café, so come thirsty! 10 Exchange Pl., West Grove. BlondesAndBrewnettes.beer.
Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast hosts a series of fun fall feasts, including a Harvest Dinner on October 17 featuring local root veggies dishes by Triple Fresh Catering. Enjoy music from the Allegro Group as you sip cider from Downingtown’s Dressler Estate and beer and coffee from Exton’s Stolen Sun Brewery. Take yummy dessert to-go from Cakes and Candies by Maryellen. Celebrate the community and local artisans at this annual autumnal meal! $85. 699 W. Rosedale Ave., West Chester. Tickets at Faunbrook.com.
Calling all history buffs! Historic Yellow Springs is hosting an October 10th Supper Lecture and Armchair Tour of Historic Sugartown, partnering with the Chester County Historic Preservation Network. Immerse yourself in the history of this local gem, a preserved 19th-century crossroads town, protected as a historic district. Travel back in time, and enjoy a lecture, buffet dinner and drinks. $20. Historic Yellow Springs, 1685 Art School Rd., Chester Springs. More at CCHPN.org. Tickets at Eventbrite.com.
Mama Wong restaurant brings lip-numbing heat to Exton with spicy Szechuan cuisine. With a menu featuring regional Chinese dishes like Shanghai soup dumplings, smoked duck and mapo tofu—plus Cantonese faves for sensitive palates—Chef Hongbin Luo (Han Dynasty) serves up authentic Chinese comfort food. Co-owner Song Li named the spot to evoke memories of Chinese mothers’ home-cooked meals for the growing local expat population. Join the growing fan-base at Mama Wong. 268 Eagleview Blvd., Exton. BestMamaWong.com.
Worth the Drive
If you haven’t visited New Hope lately, there’s a new spot with a familiar connection. Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces opened Stella, a small-plate, farm-to-table restaurant with produce from his Bucks County farm. Sample savory spreads, spaghetti pie and Pocono rainbow trout. Set in the former Ghost Light Inn next to the Bucks County Playhouse, Stella also boasts grand views of the Delaware River. Come for the food, and stay for the view! 50 S. Main St., New Hope. StellaNewHope.com.
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