Even if you’re not an ounce of Irish, there’s always a reason to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Good thing the holiday falls on a weekend this year — more excuses to drink rich stouts (or how about a Guinness?), feast on corned beef and cabbage, listen to traditional Irish music, and of course, bring home a loaf or two of Irish soda bread.
Here’s what’s on our radar this weekend…cheers!
1Backyard Chicken Program
Thurs, March 15, 7 pm
P & A Pet Foods
826 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown, PA
This week, the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance presents its annual Backyard Chicken program at P & A Pet Foods for P & A’s annual Chicken Chat. They’ll cover the ins and outs of raising chickens in your own backyard, and the panelists will share information from their personal experience of raising chickens.
This Chicken Chat focuses on raising baby chicks, chick nutrition, introducing chicks into a flock, chicken health, practical tips, and tricks. Come learn from the three speakers including a local expert, local avian veterinarian, and a nutritional expert. P & A Pet Foods is at 826 N. Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902.
Please sign up in advance for this popular event by calling 215-348-9700 or emailing your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for this event, but donations to support BCFA initiatives and keep their programs running are appreciated. Refreshments, door prizes, and giveaways will be offered.
2Celebrate the Green at Peddler’s Village
Fri, March 16 – Sun, March 18
Route 202 And Route 263, Lahaska, PA
If you need to get your fix of corned beef and cabbage, or you just want an excuse to drink a nice stout or Guinness, the Peddler’s Village is your weekend destination. Stay with us here, this is a hefty list of things to do:
- Friday, March 16, 7 – 10 pm, Irish Whiskey Dinner at Earl’s! Celebrate with a four-course Irish Whiskey Dinner featuring Smoked Salmon, Serrano Ham, Roasted Leg of Lamb and Roasted Pear Bread Pudding paired with Tullamore Dew, Slane Irish Whiskey, and Kerrygold Irish Cream. Reservations required, call 215.794.4020.
- Saturday, March 17, 4 – 9 pm, St. Paddy’s in the Pub! Peddler’s Pub for live music by Bronwyn & Justin and authentic Irish Fare like Bangers & Mash and Corned Beef & Cabbage. Reservations are recommended. Call 215.794.4051.
- Saturday, March 17, 12 – 4 pm, join Sweet Occasions, Shop #74, for the Shamrock Shuffle – A Wine & Beer Walk. Includes stops at Free Will Brewery, Hewn Spirits, Chaddsford Winery, Clusters, Celtic Rose and What’s in a Name. To purchase tickets and for more info, please visit here.
- Saturday, March 17, Surf and Turf Kitchen with Nonni’s Wood Fired Pizza, Shop #69 will be serving: Corned Beef and Cabbage on Rye, a platter of Corned Beef and Cabbage, or a corned beef pizza (with green crust).
- Saturday & Sunday, March 17 – 18 Buttonwood Grill is serving Ham & Cabbage specials with Guinness!
- Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18 Nancy’s Village Cafe, Shop #7, will serve a Guinness Stew with homemade Irish soda bread and a traditional Irish breakfast both days.
There is SO much more. Peddler’s Village knows how to celebrate. Head to their website for more info.
3Shady Brook Farm St. Paddy’s Celebration
Fri, March 16 – Sun, March 18
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA
Music, food, drinks & fun! The party’s at Shady Brook Farm this St. Patrick’s Day and you’re invited. Come to The Greenhouse for live Irish music and dancing by the Nicholl School of Irish Dance. Entertainment all weekend long!
In addition to the entertainment enjoy locally brewed craft beer, Rose Bank Winery wines, and signature cocktails featuring PA distilled spirits in The Stone’s Throw. They’re also offering a lite fare menu from The Kitchen to pair with your drinks. No cover charge, food & drinks are available for purchase.
4More Irish food…
Sat, March 17 – Sun, March 18, 5 – 10 pm
The Washington House Hotel & Restaurant
136 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA
5Bucks County Brewery St. Patrick’s Day Tapping
Sat, March 17, 1 pm
Bucks County Brewery
31 Appletree Lane, Pipersville, PA
Mulley’s. Hutchinson. Sabrosa. And some Lumpy, Happy Leprechauns. The perfect combo to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, March 17, than with the annual tapping of Bucks County Brewery’s own Mulley’s Dry Irish Stout? A good St. Paddy’s stout is all you need to celebrate the holiday (that and some soda bread of course!) The brewery will be pouring pints from a nitro tap starting at 1 pm and using this tasty stout as the foundation for two additional drinks specials:
- Lumpy Leprechauns: It starts with a half ounce dark chocolate shot cup. To the cup, they add a nip of whiskey, a whip of their house-made Irish Cream, and it’s topped off with the Mulley’s. The concoction is then covered with a dollop of whipped cream and finished with crushed cookie sprinkles.
- Happy Leprechauns: They start with a pint of Mulley’s Dry Irish Stout and add a shot of their house made Irish Cream.
Then at 6 pm, they’ll fire up the fire pits to keep you warm as Joe Hutchinson fires up his amplifier to play some great live music and Doylestown’s Sabrosa Taqueria rolls in to serve up their delicious tacos. See what’s on tap in the tasting room!
6Bootcamp For Your Tastebuds
Sun, March 18, 1 pm
Villa Milagro Vineyards
If you’ve ever wanted to swish and swirl your wine like a pro, this class is for you. This Sunday, head to Villa Milagro Vineyards at 1 pm. If you can’t tell a Chardonnay from a Riesling or you want your taste buds to pick up on all of the layers of flavors in wine, don’t worry, they’ll train you!
You’ll learn to discern fruit and other flavor notes, tannins, acids, and oaks in wine. You’ll learn characteristic flavor profiles for white vs. red wines. Become a wine snob for $30 per person. It includes instructional materials, tasting samples, wines and a gift monogrammed wine glass to keep. There’s a 10% discount on wine purchases day of class. Make your reservations today — spots are selling out fast.
7Delaware River Towns Restaurant Week
Sun, March 18 through Thurs, March 22
Delaware River Towns
Mark your calendars and make your reservations — the Delaware River Towns Restaurant Week has arrived. Enjoy special prix fixe dinners at dozens of local restaurants during the Delaware River Towns Restaurant Week 2018 starting Sunday, March 18 through Thursday, March 22.
A $35 prix fixe fine-dining menu or a $25 prix fixe casual-dining menu will be offered by restaurants all up and down the river. And there’s much to try: cuisines represented include American, Italian, Southern and Cajun, French, Mexican and more.
Participating Restaurants: Bell’s Tavern // Bistro Rouget // Black Bass Hotel // Blue Corn Grill // Brian’s // d’Floret Restaurant // El Tule// Francisco’s on The River // Karla’s // Lambertville House // Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn // Liberty Hall Pizza // Logan Inn // Lumberville General Store // Market Pizza // Marsha Brown Restaurant // Martine’s RiverHouse Restaurant // Nektar // The Salt House // The Inn at Phillips Mill // Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope// Zoubi // Sprig & vine
8The Market at DelVal Photo Contest
Ends Mon, March 19
The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA
Calling all families and friends who have had fun at The Market at DelVal — now is your time to share your amazing photos making great memories at the market. If you have pics of the kiddos bouncing on the inflatables, the family on a tractor ride, your squad munching on some fresh produce and house made sandwiches, friends picking pumpkins, or anything else.
Send three of your best photos in by March 19 at 9 pm for your chance to win four tickets to the market’s Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt, and a photo shoot with their staff photographer. Photos can be submitted on any of their social media channels using #DVUfamilyfun.
Photos submitted after March 19 will not be considered as finalists in the contest. One grand prize winner will be chosen by a panel of The Market at DelVal employees. Winners will be announced on March 20, 2018. Head down to the market this weekend, grab some lunch and take some nice shots for this contest!
SAVE THE DATES!
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! DETAILS and REGISTRATION COMING SOON.
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.