Thursday, February 29 2024 10:33

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


Delco’s popular beer garden is expanding to Chester County. After almost two successful years in Thornton, BierHaul Farmhouse is bringing its authentic European beer hall feel to West Chester with a second location, BierHaul Townhouse. With live music on weekends, trivia nights, a family-friendly indoor beer garden on the second floor and German comfort foods — shepherd’s pie, pork schnitzel — look for its planned opening in March. 15 N. Walnut St., West Chester. @BierHaul.

Tasty Taverns

Phillip and Kate Ferro, owners of Chadds Ford Tavern and Coatesville’s King Tavern, are expanding casual American dining options. A spring opening is planned for Main Line Tavern, taking over and renovating the former Great American Pub spot. Expect a relaxed, homey environment at this family-friendly tavern, offering a classic bar menu featuring steaks, sandwiches, seafood and beer. Fingers crossed that they secure the adjacent outdoor space in time for the planned April opening. 516 E. King Rd., Paoli.

Bake Off

Breads, cakes and cookies, oh my! The West Chester Cooperative is planning a bake-off fundraiser on March 3, with three categories of goodies but all kinds of fun. Sample baked goods, vote for Overall People’s Choice, and decorate cookies at the Kids Corner. Help the co-op open a member-owned, full-service grocery store. They need 600 member-owners to reach the next stage of development — as of press time, they’re at 530. Tickets, $15. Masonic Lodge, 10 S. Church St., West Chester.

Dive In

Like vintage dive bars? Then visit Jake’s Bar, a beloved watering hole near West Chester University’s campus and which just happens to be the closest bar to the County Lines office. Perks of this 90-year-old bar include $1 beers, $5 pitchers, shuffleboard and neon signs for that classic dive bar vibe. This timeless spot is a must-visit for students and locals alike. Stop by and buy a Jake’s T-shirt. 549 S. Matlack St., West Chester. @JakesBarWestChester.

Tall Drink

Photo: Jason Colston

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