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March 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

Green Goodies

The couple behind Center City vegan restaurant Vedge is bringing their talents to Chester County. Located at the former Inn Keeper’s Kitchen in historic Dilworthtown, Ground Provisions: Market & Dining is a plant-based market-restaurant. The country store and wine shop, featuring specialty groceries and local products, is now open Tuesday through Saturday. Coming soon is an intimate eight-table restaurant serving “farmhouse cuisine,” emphasizing local, seasonal, organic vegetables. Dinners will include five to six courses, $75/person. 1388 Old Wilmington Pk., West Chester.

International Flavors

Two new restaurants have joined West Chester’s vibrant dining scene. At 237 East Gay Street, Manjé Caribbean Cuisine serves up fresh, flavorable and authentic Caribbean fare from recipes passed down through generations. Popular dishes include jerk chicken, slow-cooked oxtail and butternut squash soup. And Eden Sweet House, at 145 West Gay Street, offers Asian-inspired baked goods. Stop by for creamy egg tarts, Japanese soymilk cream cake, matcha French puffs and more, all made on site.

Healthy Habits

Looking to eat better and create a healthier lifestyle? Try the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s new Yes2Health In the Kitchen class. Part of the Coalition’s Yes2Health program, In the Kitchen is a free, interactive online cooking class teaching culinary skills and healthy recipes and taught by professional Chef Dee Iraca, a registered dietary nutritionist. The next class is Thursday, March 9 from 12 to 1:15 p.m., so get cooking!

Brand-New Beef

Steak lovers, rejoice! Malvern’s Stove & Tap location is now Joey Chops, an upscale but approachable boutique steakhouse. Besides high-end steaks, such as bone-in and dry-aged cuts, they serve premium seafood and an extensive drink menu, including specialty cocktails, wine and beer from Levante Brewing Company. Menu highlights include wagyu sliders, tableside tuna tartare and salmon Wellington. 245 Lancaster Ave., Malvern.

And the Winner Is…

The 107th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg saw several Chester County makers come home with awards. Chaddsford Winery’s 2020 Sparkling Sémillon won a gold medal and Best in Show in the Sparkling Wine category. Local dairy farms won awards for their cheeses, as well. The Farm at Doe Run in Coatesville earned ribbons for four cheeses, including a 3rd Best in Show for Black Swallowtail, Chester Springs’ Birchrun Hills Farm won two ribbons, and Elverson’s Conebella Farm won one. Congratulations!