Thursday, June 29 2023 10:28

July 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

Superb Suds

Kudos to Downingtown-based Victory Brewing Company for making it onto Food & Wine’s list of “The 25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed” — twice! Victory’s Prima Pils and HopDevil IPA ranked ninth and 24th, respectively. The rankings were determined by a panel of 21 craft beer experts, including renowned brewers and national critics, and represent “the brews that spawned, defined and advanced the craft beer movement.” Well done!

Tea Time

A taste of life across the pond is coming to downtown West Chester. Mimi’s Tea Cottage, a traditional English tea room, is opening soon. Gather friends for a tea party in this cozy spot adorned with vintage chandeliers, hanging greenery and a pastel- pink English phone booth. Tea will be served in ornate teapots and cups, along with finger sandwiches, scones and other baked goodies. 30 S. High St., West Chester.



Farm-Fresh Brews

Enjoy craft beer in the idyllic countryside at Succession Fermentory, a sustainable brewery on the property of StellaLou Farm in Cochranville. Specializing in spontaneously fermented beer, Succession Fermentory brews farmhouse and sour ales using local ingredients — including malted grain from Montgomery County and hops from Glen Mills. Find their beer at local farmers markets, at their brewery or order online. 432 Leaman Rd., Cochranville.

More Al Pastor

Fans of Exton’s Al Pastor will be happy to hear a second location is slated to open in Havertown. The modern Mexican cantina will have seating inside for 100 and a large outdoor margarita garden. Menu faves include several taco varieties as well as signature dishes like Mexican fried rice, tuna ceviche tostada and pineapple wings. From the bar, expect signature cocktails, 12 beers on tap and margaritas galore. 13 W. Benedict Ave., Havertown.

New in Phoenixville

Big things are in store for Phoenixville foodies. Planning a September opening, Soko Bag, a restaurant and brewery, specializes in Korean fried chicken. Menu highlights include the KFC Jawn chicken sandwich, bulgogi pizza and Jeju fries with kimchi aioli. Plus family-owned Twelve78 Brewing Company is opening a Bridge Street taproom this fall. Expect tasty food paired with IPAs, sour ales and smoothies, lagers and pale ales.