I’m not normally one for sports, but at Super Bowl time, I start asking my friends the same question: “What are we going to eat?”
Let’s be real, without the chips and dip, wings, sliders, beer (or wine), and all the other goodies that come along with football, it’s just not the Super Bowl.
Whether you are planning your shindig or you are searching for the right bar to watch the halftime show, check out what’s happening this weekend in Bucks County. Pick up treats for your friends, splurge on some discounted wines, and sample new local brews. Game on!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Italian Wine for Beginners
Thursday, February 2, 7 – 9 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA
Taste the variety of regions and producers of Italian wines at this wine tasting event at Crossing Vineyards and Winery. Learn about Italy’s wines from staff sommelier Eric Cavatore at the winery for $35 per person, which includes wine sampling, instruction, and learning materials. Call 215.493.6500 for reservations and more information.
2. Beer Tasting: Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Friday, February 3, 5 – 11 pm, The Washington House, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA
The Washington House is hosting a beer tasting event that will feature Weyerbacher Brewing Company brews this Friday, February 3. Weyerbacher has been a local favorite since its founding in an Easton, PA stable. Taste four selections at the Washington House, and pick your favorite brew. Tastes range from $10-13. Get more information here.
3. Foodie First Friday
Friday, February 3, Downtown Doylestown
Are you slumping into the winter blues? Try out a different restaurant or eatery in Doylestown this month to cheer you up! There are plenty of places to try out this Friday, February 3, since it’s Foodie First Friday, a monthly event that celebrates culture, community and cuisine. Many of the restaurants have specials for the celebration so try a restaurant you’ve never been to, or stop by your usual place and enjoy your favorites. For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.
4. First Fun Friday
Friday, February 3, 5 – 7 pm, Doylestown Food Market, 29 West State St., Doylestown, PA
And while you’re in Doylestown, head over to the Doylestown Food Market for some live music with local musicians Trevor and Peter, enjoy wine tasting with Buckingham Winery, and a check out a tasting with Luv Superfoods chocolates, this month’s local featured producer. There will be 20% off Luv all month (perfect timing, since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner).
5. Brewery Weekend with New Belgium Brewing
Friday and Saturday, February 3 – 4, Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant and Taproom, 2195 Spinnerstown Rd., Quakertown, PA
You’ve probably seen New Belgium Brewing’s popular beer, the Fat Tire amber ale. You know, the one with the classic red bicycle on the front? Well, this weekend is your chance to try out some of New Belgium’s latest brews, like the Peach White Wine ale, White Oak, Bretta IPA, La Folie, Whizbang, a few others. The Fat Tire brew will be available as well! Head to the Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant and Taproom in Quakertown to try them all.
6. First Friday Barrel Tapping at Triumph Brewing Co.
Friday, February 3, 6 – 8 pm, Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square Dr., New Hope, PA
Join Triumph Brewing Co. at 6 pm this Friday for a barrel tapping of one of their brews. While you sample some beers, grab some food from More Than Q, a delicious Texas-style BBQ company that serves up BBQ and bacon. That’s a match made in heaven!
Does this event sound up your (meat) alley? There’s more where that came from. The 4th Annual Bucks Bacon & Beer event co-sponsored by Bucks County Taste and Triumph Brewing Company is coming up, so get your tickets now! It will feature bacon, sausage, cheeses, and other local goodies from all around Bucks County and nearby. Click here for more information.
7. Brunch of Hope by Karlton Café
Saturday, February 4, 8 am – 2 pm, Karlton Cafe, 310 W. Broad St., Quakertown, PA
The Karlton Cafe is hosting a benefit brunch this Saturday, February 4 from 8 am – 2 pm, where 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Hope Against Heroin. Everyone who dines at the Karlton will be entered for a chance to win a Hope Pack Awareness Basket which includes a gift card to dine at the Karlton.
This event hits close to home for the cafe, since AJ Beuhrer, owner and chef of Karlton Cafe, passed away in 2016 from a heroin overdose. His love of food and his personality is missed by his family and his patrons, and his family believes that Beuhrer would be pleased to know that they have partnered with Hope Against Heroin to increase awareness of overdose deaths in our communities.
8. Soup Day
Saturday, February 4, 11 am – 2 pm, Dublin Fire Co., 194 N. Main St., Dublin, PA
Need a simple way to warm up and fill your belly? Head to the Dublin Fire Company this Saturday and warm up with homemade soup. The eat-in menu includes a bowl of vegetable, ham and bean or chicken noodle soup, crackers, beverage, and dessert for $5. Additional sandwiches, hot dogs and other items are available. Soup is also sold by the quart for pickup or take-home.
9. Peace Valley Winery Super Bowl Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, February 4 – 5, 12 – 5 pm, Peace Valley Winery, Old Limekiln Rd., Chalfont, PA
If you are gearing up for the big game this weekend and need some extra adult beverages, then stop by Peace Valley Winery for their weekend pre-game event. The winery is serving up a number of inexpensive, and treat-yourself-worthy snacks that you can serve your own guests for the Super Bowl party.
The winery will also share what wines will go well with the dishes you serve. Try the food and take the recipes home. Food is limited so get there early. Also, the winery is putting out their Lazy Dog Cider on sale for 10% on Friday, February 3 through February 5.
10. Healthy Meals on a Budget
Saturday, February 4, 1 – 3 pm, Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe St., Bristol, PA
Eating healthier in the New Year is still on everyone’s resolution list, but it can be challenging to eat healthy on a tight budget. Helping your health and your wallet is the theme of this class at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in Bristol. The free class is taught by nutritionist Christine Williams, and it starts at 1 pm. Space is limited so register online or call 215.788.7891.
11. Sunday Gravy at the Mansion Inn
Sunday, February 5, 3 – 6 pm, Royal T’s at the Mansion Inn, 9 South St., New Hope, PA
The Mansion Inn in New Hope welcomes you to their official locals night on Sundays from 3 pm until close. Sunday Gravy nights include Sinatra music, Italian wine, meatballs, specialty Italian sausage, braciole and spaghetti. Also, enjoy huge “pizza style chicken parm.”
12. Let’s Bake Challah
Sunday, February 5, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Chabad Jewish Center, 300 East Swamp Rd., Doylestown, PA
Join other families in preparing your very own challah this Sunday. Kids will have fun making the bread and decorating it, and then you can just take it home to bake and enjoy. The center will also share a story, offer a coloring activity, and give you a snack. Great family event!
Have a great weekend!
Local Food Photo of the Week
Every Monday we choose three gorgeous, mouth-watering, finger-licking good, and drool-worthy photos of food from local restaurants, chefs and food purveyors. We post them on Facebook and ask our fans to choose the best. Then we publish the winner on Tuesday on Bucks County Taste.
Check out this week’s contestants. Click here to see who won!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.