Thursday, May 30 2024 10:26

June 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

Surf and Turf

Calling all foodies! Taste & Sea, an upscale seafood and steak restaurant, opened in Glen Mills in the former Pescatores spot. The 146-seat fine dining destination, plus room for 46 on the patio, emphasizes old-school hospitality, offering coat check and bottle service. Menu highlights include San Francisco-style cioppino, 20-ounce dry-aged Kansas City strip and Maine lobster tails. 1810 Wilmington Pk., Ste. 1, Glen Mills.

New Wine in Town

An Eastern Shore winery has a new location in West Grove: Casa Carmen Farm & Winery, on a historic property that once belonged to William Penn. In addition to vineyard grapes, the farm grows botanicals for vermouth, veggies for their tasting room and is home to a flock of sheep. Visit the tasting room for seasonal tapas and small bites paired with Casa Carmen wines and vermouth, plus local beer and cocktails. 49 Camino Way, West Grove.

Hatching Soon

Chicken lovers, rejoice! Lansdowne’s Crisp Chik’n is getting a second location, joining Blazin’ J’s and FIRE Nashville Hot Chicken for fried chicken in downtown West Chester. Expect a similar menu to the original, including Nashville Hot, Korean BBQ and The Delco (American cheese, fried onions, Dijon mustard, pretzel bun) chicken sandwiches, tenders and bites, milkshakes, plus vegan and vegetarian options. Slated to open for the 2024–25 school year. 124 E. Market St., West Chester.

What’s the Scoop?

Cool off with a scoop — or two — of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream at their new Downingtown location. Choose from 47 rotating flavors, ranging from classic chocolate and vanilla to salty caramel truffle, strawberry cheesecake chunk, chocolate peanut butter brownie and Monkey Business (banana cake batter ice cream with caramel ripple and brownie pieces). For dairy-free folks, there’s vegan ice cream, sherbet and sorbet as well. 520 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown.

All Aboard

Make your morning commute a little sweeter with goodies from The Buttery Café, a new coffee shop at the Malvern SEPTA station from the Malvern Buttery folks. Replacing Valentine Chocolate Company, the café features coffee, tea and espresso drinks alongside a selection of the Buttery’s delicious, flaky pastries — including a new blueberry millet muffin — plus granola bars, parfaits and salads. Open weekdays, 5:30 to 11 a.m. 13 W. King St., Malvern.