I keep pinching myself. Is it really spring? Or is this just a cruel joke? Despite the freezing night-time temps this week, I do think we’ve made it through. Welcome Spring!

Easter ham; photo courtesy of the Washington HouseIf you haven’t decided what to do about your Easter meal yet, check out our post, 2014—Going out for Easter, for a list of the many area restaurants offering Easter brunch and/or dinner. There are lots of choices and many good menus—not just your typical glazed ham. Read the post here.

Last Fish Fry at the Columbia Fire House. This Friday, April 18 is your last chance to enjoy a fish dinner at this old Lambertville fire company. New Jersey has decided to close this one-bay, eight-person fire company which has been hosting Lenten fish fry dinners for 32 years. Go say goodbye and enjoy fried or broiled fish, mac n’ cheese, stewed tomatoes and more at the Columbia Fire Co. #4, 177 N. Union St. in Lambertville, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

Restaurant Weeks. Here is your chance to try out some new restaurants for a great price. Next week, both Newtown and Doylestown host their annual restaurant weeks. Newtown’s event includes 10 eateries, all of them along State Street in the borough. Some of the participating restaurants include The Brick Hotel, Cafe Con Leche, Pat’s Colonial Kitchen, the State Street Kitchen, Florentino’s and Tiramisu. Prix fixe dinners are $20, lunch specials are $10 and brunch is $5 per person. The event begins Sunday, April 20 and continues through Thursday, April 24. See their Facebook page and website for more information.

Dine Doylestown 2014Dine Doylestown presents the 2nd Annual Doylestown Restaurant Week, beginning Monday, April 21 until Sunday, April 27. There will be over 20 restaurants participating, with prix fixe menu pricing at $15, $30, and $45. Check restaurants’ websites and social media pages for their individual Restaurant Week special menus. See also the Facebook page for the event.

You know it’s spring when…the Doylestown Farmers’ Market opens their Marigolds at Doylestown FArmers Mktseason. The market is the first to open every year and it cheers my heart to no end. The market, in its 39th year, opens Saturday, April 19 from 7 AM to noon, rain or shine. It’s an open air venue located in the heart of Doylestown Borough and includes 25+ vendors selling everything from fresh seasonal produce to eggs, dairy, meat, poultry, baked goods, local honey and maple syrup, jams, jellies, pates, sauces, pickles, oils, roasted coffee beans, all natural skin products, alpaca goods and other locally produced items. The market has live music, children’s activities, chef demonstrations and more each Saturday morning. For more information visit www.buckinghampacivic.org. [Look next Friday, April 25 for opening day at the Ottsville Farmers’ Market, 4 – 7 pm]

Earth Day Celebrations abound this week (official day is April 22). On Saturday, stop by Bucks County Gardens north of Doylestown for the Local Earth Day Fair sponsored by the Green Collaboration Come for live music, festive all-age drum circles, kid’s eco-activities with free plant, local food sampling, organic juicing, green products, and green services along with door-prizes and a book signing. The free event begins at 11 am and goes until 4 pm. See their Facebook page for more information.

Next Saturday, April 26, join the fun at Snipes Farm & Education Center in Morrisville for their annual Earth Day and Potluck Lunch at the Farm. Come and join the farm crew for projects around the farm to help kick-off the 2014 growing season. Bring something to add to the lunch table, and enjoy fellowship with farmers and friends. RSVP to Colleen at colleens@snipesfarm.org or 215.295.1139 x102.

Interesting dinners on the horizon…

  • Tuesday Tableside with Jim Hamilton – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 – 8:30 pm]
  • Charity Dinner for Animal Lifeline – Honey Restaurant, 42 Shewell Ave, Doylestown, PA [Wednesday, April 23, 5 – 9 pm]
  • April in Paris French Wine Dinner – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [Wednesday, April 23, 7 – 9 pm]

Click below for more details and this week’s food calendar. 

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County. Follow Bucks County Taste also on Facebook ,Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

Bucks County Food CalendarWednesday, April 16:

  • Pierogi Sale – St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1545 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 pm – 9 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Tax Relief Day – Indian Rock Inn, 2206 River Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Free Community Dinner – Christ Community Bible Church, 1830 N. Ridge Rd, Perkasie, PA [5:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Supper Club – The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [6 – 10 pm]
  • Italian Wine Dinner – La Stalla, Village of Newtown South Shopping Center | 18 Swamp Road | Newtown PA [7 – 10 pm]

Thursday, April 17:

  • Community Hero Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – Deanna’s, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Happy Hour Dollar Oysters – Freight House, 194 West Ashland St. Doylestown, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Weekly Wine’d Up – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Discover Doylestown! – The Standard Club, 127 East State Street, Doylestown, PA [6:30 – 9:30 pm]

Friday, April 18:

  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting, Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4 – 8 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – Deanna’s, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Fish Fry @ Riegelsville Fire Company – Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • 32nd Annual Lenten Fish Fry – Columbia Fire Co., 177 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ [5 – 7:30 pm]
  • Lenten Dinner – First Presbyterian Church, 31 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]

Saturday, April 19:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market – W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Stangl Factory Farmers’ Market – Stangl Factory, 12 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 2 pm]
  • Stockton Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [9:00 am – 4 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [9 am – 9 pm]
  • Families Cook Together: Let’s Eat a Rainbow – Fallsington Friends Meeting, New Falls Road, Levittown, PA [10 am – 12 pm]
  • Meet the Author: Chef Ian Knauer – Blue Moon Acres, 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ [11 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Local Earth Day Fair – Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA [11 am – 4 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Cocktails & Cupcakes – Chaddsford Winery Tasting Room, Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA [1 – 5 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]

Sunday, April 20:

  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [10 am – 4 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [10 am – 5 pm]
  • Newtown Restaurant Week 2014 – Newtown, PA [5 – 8 pm]

Monday, April 21:

  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Newtown Restaurant Week 2014 – Newtown, PA [5 – 8 pm]
  • Doylestown Restaurant Week – Over 25 restaurants, Doylestown, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Chef’s Choice Prix Fixe – Hearth, 7 East Ferry Street New Hope, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Free Dinner – Presbyterian Church of Deep Run, 16 Irish Meetinghouse Rd, Perkasie, PA [5:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Monday Wine Special plus Surf & Turf – Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA [5:30 – 10 pm]
  • Half Price Burgers Night – Continental Tavern, 2 North Main Street Yardley, PA [6 – 10 pm]

Tuesday, April 22:

  • Cheese Steak Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Newtown Restaurant Week 2014 – Newtown, PA [5 – 8 pm]
  • Doylestown Restaurant Week – Over 25 restaurants, Doylestown, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Lobster Fest – The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night – Bell’s Tavern, 183 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Tuesday Tableside with Jim Hamilton – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [6:30 – 8:30 pm]

Wednesday, April 23:

  • Pierogi Sale – St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1545 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA [9 am – 3 pm]
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 pm – 9 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Newtown Restaurant Week 2014 – Newtown, PA [5 – 8 pm]
  • Doylestown Restaurant Week – Over 25 restaurants, Doylestown, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Supper Club – The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [6 – 10 pm]
  • April in Paris French Wine Dinner – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County. Follow Bucks County Taste also on Facebook ,Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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