Food News / September 2021
A few of our favorite things to share this month about local food and drink
Sample some of the Brandywine Valley’s delights with Taste Local Eats. Kennett Square duo Sandi Fiss and Ann Vaughan (owner of Taste Kennett Food Tours) started these gift boxes to introduce the community to amazing local businesses and products. Order the LOVE Local box with goodies like Whiskey Hollow maple syrup, Hood’s BBQ sauce and Blake’s Mother’s cookies. Plus each order raises money for the Brandywine Valley YMCA. Eat good food and do good deeds! $34.99–$99.99 for boxes, including shipping. TasteLocalEats.com.
Devon has a new taste of Italy with Pizzeria Vetri’s latest location, in the previous Amis Trattoria space. Dig into authentic, Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas like Margherita, fennel sausage or classic pepperoni. Also try Tsaocaa West Chester on High Street, a bubble teashop specializing in novelty drinks that pair the sweetness of tea with chewy tapioca balls. Flavors include cocoa, matcha, brown sugar and strawberry. 138 W. Lancaster Ave., Malvern. PizzeriaVetri.com. 18 N. High St., West Chester. TsaocaaTea.com.
Andiario’s New Act.
The evolving restaurant scene may be a blessing in disguise for Andiario in West Chester. This dining destination has narrowed its menu to one prix fixe dinner each night, while still celebrating Pennsylvania’s bounty. The menu changes every weekend offering the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Whet your appetite with thoughts of previous dishes like ricotta cappellacci with trumpet mushrooms or duck breast with buttered cabbage. Reservations are available mid-month for the following month. $75/person. 106 W. Gay St., West Chester. Andiario.com.
The Fox Barn at Twenty9 is refreshed and ready for diners after its $1.3-million transformation. The makeover kept some of the spot’s original charm while modernizing the space with features like pillowed seating under pergolas, a trendy garage door and an Instagramable flower wall. Enjoy sunset views on their 2,000-square-foot deck as you savor smoked chicken quesadillas, hickory smoked pulled pork or fried grouper. 16 Great Valley Pkwy., Malvern. FoxBarnAtTwenty9.com.
Time to throw a pita party because Dizengoff hummus and pita are now available at Artisan Exchange in West Chester! Based in Philadelphia, Dizengoff (from the Zahav team) serves authentic, freshly made hummus topped with rotating seasonal garnishes, including hot-spiced lamb with pine nuts or avocado with harissa. Enjoy the best of the best without driving into the city by pre-ordering their pints and pitas. Just be quick, they sell out fast! 208 Carter Dr., Ste. 13B, West Chester. ArtisanExchange.com.
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