Don’t start stressing out about the holiday just yet. Although everyone is gearing up for Thanksgiving and family time, there are still a few things to check out this weekend in Bucks County. A relaxing weekend might even help you prepare for a relaxed holiday.

1. Big Q BBQ Smoked Buffalo Burger Giveaway

Fri, Nov. 20, noon – 2 pm, Big Q BBQ, 1140 Bristol-Oxford Valley Road, Levittown, PA.


Hey Eagles fans! Big Q BBQ owner Drew Abruzzese has been a bird fan for life. This season being what it is (4-5, ouch), he wants to do something to try to change the team’s luck. So Abruzzese is giving away his new smoked buffalo burgers for free this Friday from noon to 2 pm at his Levittown restaurant, Big Q BBQ.

“We’ve been planning to introduce a burger since we opened last July,” says Abruzzese. “After this Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, we decided it’s time to do something to change the karma of our beloved birds. We’re excited to introduce our new smoked buffalo burger for free the Friday before the Eagles head down the stretch into the final weeks of the season. We couldn’t smoke a Buccaneer, Lion, Patriot, Cardinal, Redskin or Giant, so we picked on Buffalo, who we’ll play in about a month. If this offer changes the team’s momentum, we will give away something every Friday from noon to 2 pm until the team loses.” Another reason to cheer on the Eagles.

Big Q BBQ opened on July 27, 2015. The quick-serve drive-thru specializes in midwest barbecue, featuring breakfast sandwiches and doughnuts from 7 to 10:30 am, and smoked pork, chicken, ribs, brisket, fried chicken and savory side dishes until 9 pm seven days a week. Learn more about Big Q BBQ by visiting

2. Fermentation Fun

Sat, Nov. 21, 10 am – 12 pm, Carversville Farm Foundation, 6127 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, PA

Fermentation Fun

Learn to make your own kraut this weekend by joining the Red Hill Family Care for some Fermentation Fun. It’s $15 for the class with an optional $25 to help donate to Rolling Harvest Food RescueThere’s still time to for you to join this fun sauerkraut-making workshop at Carversville Farm Foundation! RSVP by email to Falecia at:

3. Brrrbon – A Celebration of Bourbon!

Sat, Nov. 21, 11:30 am, Issac Newton’s, 18 S. State Street, Newtown, PA

Bourbon Barrels

Time to embrace the coming of winter and what better way to deal with it than with a lot of Bourbon! Brrrbon – A Celebration of Bourbon at Issac Newton’s in Newtown will showcase the flavors of bourbon specifically, and whiskey, with an array of bourbon-barrel ales on draft including River Horse Bourbon Barrel Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale (9%), Weyerbacher 2012 Insanity (11.1%), Allagash Curieux (11%), Firestone Walker 2015 Velvet Merkin (8.5%), Avery Mephistopheles’ Stout (15.4%) and others.

There will be bourbon-inspired food specials including the Bourbon Bacon Burger, Korean Bourbon BBQ Wings, and a Bourbon-Rosemary Porchetta Sandwich. There will also be an expanded bourbon menu with offerings from select producers such as Whistle Pig, Calumet Farm, Bernheim, Four Roses, and local favorite Dad’s Hat (from Bristol, Pa) and new speciality bourbon cocktails. The event starts at 11:30 am. 

4. Bucks County Farmers Markets

Fall produce in Bucks County; photo credit Lynne Goldman

Looking to pick up some produce for the week and to create some fresh, fall sides for Thanksgiving? The area farmers markets are still in bloom and you can get items like broccoli, cauliflower, squash, lettuce, sweet potatoes, onions, more greens, artisan breads, local cheeses, and maybe even some wine. With fresh pumpkin, you can make this black bean pumpkin soup. Head to the squash and find the acorn variety so you can try out this wonderful stuffed squash recipe from Chef Rich Baringer. You might think that there’s nothing fancy you can do with cauliflower, but there’s actually a lot of ways to dress up the otherwise drab vegetable. Guest blogger Laura Brandt told us how to make cauliflower into the perfect dinner. See a full list of open farmers markets by taking a look at our calendar.


5. How Sweet it is: Pairing Wine with Chocolate 

Sun, Nov. 22, 2 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA

Wine & Chocolate

As tempting as it seems to just pick up random chocolates and wines and hope they pair, why not learn it from an afternoon of tasting for yourself? On Sunday, November 22, head over to Crossing Vineyards and Winery for another wine pairing, this time with everyone’s favorite food (chocolate). It includes instruction, wine tasting, tour and your personal assortment of Pierre’s Chocolates. Cost is $35 per person. Call 215.493.6500, ext. 19 or buy online.

Have a great weekend!

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