Take advantage of the above-freezing temperatures and explore beautiful Bucks County this weekend. Try some new vegetarian cuisine in Quakertown, travel to Stockton, NJ for venison pizza (for a good cause) and stock your pantry with fresh produce from one of our favorite local farmers markets. Keep reading for your full weekend guide to dining and shopping local in Bucks County (and nearby):
Events are listed in chronological order
1Rising Sun Comes Out of Hibernation
Fri, Jan 12
Rising Sun Inn
898 Allentown Rd., Telford, PA
The Rising Sun Inn was away for a brief period of hibernation (or winter break) but they are re-opening at 4 pm this Friday. Stop by for a casual drink, some tasty apps, or maybe a bison burger. Happy hour runs through Friday and ends at 6 pm ($1 off all drinks in the tavern).
2Market Pizza’s Fundraiser
Fri, Jan 12 – Sun, Jan 14
Market Pizza at Stockton Market,
19 Bridge St.,
You don’t typically see venison available at your local market or restaurant, but you’ll see it featured at Market Pizza in the Stockton Market this weekend. It’s part of their fundraising efforts on behalf of Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) in Hunterdon County. This fundraiser is ideal for adventurous foodies and avid hunters. For each venison pizza purchased, proceeds will go to HHH. In addition to the speciality pizzas, they will have their creative weekly specials (think shrimp and grits or cranberry bacon). Market Pizza is in the Stockton Market, 19 Bridge Street Stockton, NJ.
3Wrightstown Indoor Farmers Market
Sat, Jan 13, 10 am – 12 pm
The Barn @ The Gathering
2324 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
Need to stock up on fresh food and produce? Stop by the Wrightstown Indoor Farmers Market this Saturday, and visit all of your favorite vendors. The popular farmers market goes indoors during the winter, open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays through April. They are excited about their new Market Annex this year, which has expanded the space of the indoor market. When you visit the Annex, stop by The Fancy Fig for a hot breakfast before you shop. The market will have produce, meat, dairy, bread, soap and prepared foods.
4A Dummie’s Guide to Wine Tasting
Sat, Jan 13, 2 pm
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA
If you want to learn enough about wine to impress your friends at the next meetup, check out this class at Crossing Vineyards Winery this weekend. Come to learn the basics about wine — the class includes instruction, wine tasting and a tour. Call 215.493.6500 ext 19 to save your spot. Class is $30. (Note: Not Affiliated with Wiley Publishing’s Dummies Series. “FOR DUMMIES” is a Registered Trademark of Wiley Publishing INC.)
Sun, Jan 14, 7 pm
82 East Afton Ave
This bourbon dinner at the Yardley Inn sounds lovely — what’s better than an exquisite menu, perfectly paired with bourbons (especially when you love bourbon)? The dinner is $95 per person plus tax & gratuity. It’s a five course meal complete with bourbons such as Bakers, Booker’s, and Yardley Inn Knob Creek Single Barrel. If you are interested, call them right away at 215.493.3800 – tickets are limited.
6Clean Roots Vegetarian Cuisine
500 West Broad St.,
How does loaded fries, stuffed portabella mushrooms, or pesto grilled cheese sound? It sounds like comfort food, that’s for sure. But what if we told you it’s all vegetarian and vegan? Clean Roots Vegetarian Cuisine first opened in May of 2017, and business is booming. They’ve acquired a local community, inside and outside Quakertown where they are based. People are willing to travel for the food too, because of all their vegan and plant-based options. Here’s what else the owners are up to, including a deeper dive into the food they serve.
SAVE THE DATES!
Hamilton’s Grill Room (February, 2018 – date TBD soon) Yikes. It’s been two years since we had a wonderful dinner at this favorite. Stay tuned for more details – working on it this week!
Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (Sunday, March 25, 2018) We are thrilled to once again bring the Bucks County Taste Dinner Club to the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm. Chef Josh Homacki will create a wonderful, seasonally inspired meal for us in this intimate dining space. If you haven’t been to the Inn’s restaurant yet, mark your calendar. This is one of the best kept secrets in Bucks County — although increasingly not a secret! Make a weekend of it and stay at the Inn. For more information about the Inn, click here. Details to follow.
The Farm Cooking School (Saturday, April 7, 6 pm) Save the date for a five-course meal sourced from Roots to River Farm and other nearby farms. Chefs Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman will also demonstrate some of the dishes before we eat!