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May 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


Fearless Restaurants, of Autograph Brasserie and Rosalie in Wayne and the White Dog Café group, is expanding its dining concepts. A second Testa Rossa, the casual Italian-American eatery opening this summer in the former Ruby’s Diner in Glen Mills, is planned for the former Bertucci’s in Wayne. Expect classic, homey Italian fare — house-made pasta, pizza, gelato — from Rosalie’s Chef Merick Devine. Check social media for opening. 523 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne.

Coffee & Caring

260 Bridge Café just opened in Phoenixville in the former Black Walnut Winery location. This casual coffee cafe offers locally sourced coffees and teas, sweet treats and retail items (candles, mugs and soaps). Spearheaded by the nonprofit Partners Creating Community to provide opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities, this new morning spot also offers goodies like campfire cookies, pastries, bagels and parfaits. Start your day by doing good. 260 Bridge St., Phoenixville. On Instagram @260BridgeCafe.

Scream for Ice Cream

From beloved pizza parlor to classic cheesesteaks to an upcoming ice cream parlor, Speer Madanat keeps things tasty in West Chester! Ice Cream West Chester promises house-made soft serve, custard, sundaes and shakes in the former Juice Pod location. Madanat’s latest yummy spot will join Scoops ‘N’ Smiles, Kilwin’s, Gemelli’s and D’Ascenzo’s Gelato for frozen goodness. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the planned opening late spring. Updates on social media. 14 N. Church St., West Chester. On Instagram @IceCreamWestChester.

Food Truck Fun

Come hungry the weekend of May 25–26 for food, music and fun at the Food Truck Rally Harvest Season Kickoff. Hosted at Highland Orchards Farm, this event brings live county-rock music, beer garden games and family-friendly entertainment. Expect trucks from Stoltzfus Family BBQ, Stargazer Winery and Philly Hots, among others. Bring family and friends for some delicious springtime fun. 10 to 5 p.m. 199 Machinery Rd., West Chester.

No Chili for You

Say it isn’t so! The Rotary Club of West Chester will no longer host the annual Chili Cook-Off, and County Lines is joining the call for chili fans to step up. For 21 years, the second Sunday of October saw the streets of downtown West Chester close for a day of food, fun and philanthropy. But this highly successful event became more than Rotary volunteers can maintain. Who will fill the void? Contact [email protected].