Is anyone else slumping into the winter blues? We’ve had a taste of spring weather but we all know winter isn’t quite over yet. Perk yourself up with fresh local produce, spectacular beer and wine pairings, and warm community breakfasts. Keep scrolling through for several local ideas!
Who says the art of discussion is non-existent in America? Come to Liberty Hall Pizza to enjoy stimulating conversation and great food on Sunday evening, March 4. You’ll have three topics to choose from: Food, Science Fiction or Technology. Learn more here, including the full menu and how to register.
Events are listed in chronological order
1Dinner with Allagash
Thurs, Feb 22, 7 pm
Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant & Taproom
2195 Spinnerstown Rd.
Lehigh Valley Beer Week is a week-long celebration of the love of craft beer. Join the folks at the Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant and Taproom and their Allagash rep. Katie Tella for a great evening of Allagash beers. They will also have a special toast with Suzy Woods. Start with a welcome beer and work your way through a delicious menu including duck confit tacos, coffee cocoa braised pork cheek, and coconut pound cake for the dessert course. It’s $60 per person and $35 for designated drivers. Call 215.536.7242 for questions or buy tickets here.
2Wrightstown Farmers Market
Sat, Feb 24, 10 am – 12 pm
Barn @ The Gathering
2324 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
Tired of the winter blues? Cure them with the best produce available. The Wrightstown Farmers Market is open this Saturday, and will have all of their same great vendors, with fresh sweet greens, salad mix, spinach, baby kale, fresh carrots. Winter markets left include March 10th and 24th, and April 14th and 28th. Don’t forget to pick up some coffee, meat, dairy, bread, soaps and more.
3Vino Cocoa Weekend
Old York Cellars is hosting a relaxing weekend of hot chocolate made with Old York Cellars wine. Vino Cocoa (wine hot chocolate) is a perfect remedy for the cold weather. Enjoy it as part of the wine tasting or by the glass, all weekend long.
4Dolcina Release Weekend
Sat, Feb 24 – Sun, Feb 25, 11 am – 5 pm
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ
Dolcina is a unique dessert wine, as it’s a proprietary blend of late harvest Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Juicy and bright with fresh-cut orange, peach, and nectarine notes, it’s perfect for warming up and it’s best served with creme brûlée, tiramisu, or your favorite creamy dessert. Alba Vineyard will pair this wonderful dessert wine with a lovely truffle this weekend.
5Hopewell Theater + Siam Supper Club
Sat, Feb 24, 6 – 8 pm
Hopewell Theater has announced a partnership with Lambertville’s beloved Thai restaurant, Siam, which closed two years ago after thirty successful years in business. Siam will host a series of pop-up Supper Clubs before Theater shows featuring a menu of the most popular dishes from Siam. The supper will include a three-course meal: appetizer, choice of entree and dessert and is BYOB.
“We are thrilled to bring back some of Siam’s favorite dishes, followed by great entertainment,” says Sara Scully, executive director, Hopewell Theater. “Those who miss the traditional Thai dishes they enjoyed for three decades in Lambertville can find them at Hopewell Theater.”
The Supper Club will be held on Saturday at 6 pm before a screening of 2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films. Tickets are $61.25 per person. The film portion of the ticket is discounted to the Member price for this event.
The February 24 Siam Supper Club menu will be a three-course meal featuring an appetizer of fresh spring rolls, choice of entree — either curry chicken or big noodles and Chinese broccoli with brown gravy with pork or vegetarian tofu, and coconut custard for dessert.
6#LOVE Flemington Specials at Matt’s Red Rooster Grill
Sun, Feb 25
Matt’s Red Rooster Grill
22 Bloomfield Ave., Flemington, NJ
If you’re in the Jersey/Hunterdon County area this weekend, you can enjoy the best of winter comfort foods with Matt’s Red Rooster’s #LOVE special. From Sunday, February 25 through Thursday, March 1, each patron that makes a reservation using the code #LOVE and orders an entree will receive a complimentary grilled romaine with a pair of grilled shrimp. Make your reservations here. Call 908.788.7050 during normal business hours.
Need brunch + breakfast? Here are some local hotspots that are a must.
7NCBC Brunch w/Philly’s Sabrina’s Cafe
Sun, Feb 25, 11 am – 2 pm
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.
909 Ray Ave, Croydon, PA
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. is bringing back brunch with one of their favorite spots, Sabrina’s Cafe, a Philly favorite for brunch and comfort food. Brunch tickets are $25 in advance and you’ll get two drink tickets (any beer or speciality drink) and a wristband for the buffet. Pick up tickets at the tap room from now until the day before the event. Brunch runs from 11 am – 2 pm.
SAVE THE DATES!
Salon at Liberty Hall Pizza (Sunday, March 4, 2018) What is a “salon”? It’s a place where people discuss interesting topics of the day and enjoy each other’s company.
Join us on March 4 for lively conversation and authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, garden-fresh salads and more. We’ve got three interesting topics from which to choose (Food, Science Fiction and Technology). Meet new people, eat great food and have fun. See the full menu and register here.
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!
Hamilton’s Grill Room (Sunday, May 20, 2018) Yikes. It’s been two years since we had a wonderful dinner at this favorite. Stay tuned for more details.