Got the winter blues? I know I have. (I’ve been stuck in the house for most of the past two weeks with this icky cold that is going around.)
Even though we’ve got some weird weather patterns in the next few days, enjoy the “heat” while you can and indulge in some great food in Bucks County and nearby: oysters, rib eye steak, firehouse breakfasts, empanadas, Irish whiskey, spaghetti and venison pizza!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. “Beat the Heat” at the Continental Tavern
Thursday, January 12, 4 – 7 pm, The Continental Tavern, 2 North Main St., Yardley, PA
In anticipation of record high temperatures today, Thursday, January 12, the Continental Tavern is extending their happy hour specials to the porch. That seems unheard of for the middle of January, doesn’t it? Well, see for yourself, and if the weather creeps past the record of high of 62 degrees (set first in 1913), happy hour will also be extended one hour, from 4 – 7 pm. Stop by for some beers and appetizers!
2. Thursday Rib Eye and Oyster Specials
Thursday, January 12, 4 – 6 pm, 59 Almhouse, 59 Almhouse Rd., Richboro, PA
Every Thursday, enjoy a 16 ounce rib eye steak upgrade from the usual 12 ounce price at 59 Almhouse. If steak’s not your thing, you can also enjoy buck-a-shuck oysters on Thursdays. Chef Norm’s dinner specials are available too, with chicken noodle soup, penne pomodoro with shrimp, and baby back ribs just being a few choices on the menu. Happy hour is 4 – 6 on pm, and appetizers or flatbreads are half-priced. Give them a call 215.355.5959 for more information and reservations.
3. Venison Pizza Fundraiser
Friday, January 13 – 15, 12 – 4 pm, Market Pizza, 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ
Venison is one of those meats that tends to scare people off. If you are the adventurous foodie, head to Market Pizza, in the Stockton Market, on the Delaware River in Stockton, NJ. Typically, this pizzeria uses ingredients from Griggstown Farm, Manny’s Grass Fed Meats, and other local vendors.
This fundraiser runs through the weekend, and for every venison pizza purchased they will give a donation to Hunters Helping the Hungry. (Technically this isn’t in Bucks County but who doesn’t love pizza for a good cause?)
4. Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, January 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Delaware Valley Fire Company, Headquarters Rd., Erwinna, PA
Enjoy a comforting spaghetti dinner at the Delaware Valley Fire Company this Friday, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Adults cost $10, seniors cost $9, emergency personnel cost $9, children six to 12 are $7 and children under six are free. Take-out costs $11.
5. Tea Tasting
Saturday, January 14, 12 – 2 pm, Doylestown Food Market, 29 West State St., Doylestown, PA
Stop in for a tea tasting with the Doylestown Food Market’s featured producer, The Tea Can Company of Pipersville. The Tea Can Company started with the creativity and inspiration from Donna McCafferty. Her college days were spent at the Parsons School of Design, where she faced personal challenges that led her to de-stress with tea.
Now, The Tea Can Company now serves a variety of clients, creating custom canisters filled premium teas for any event. You can save 20% on Tea Can teas all month, and check out the free event this Saturday, January 14.
Also at the Doylestown Food Market this weekend, there will be a tasting of select nutritious co-op products with local lifestyle education trainer, Colin Kirts. This event is also free and runs from 2 – 4 pm on Saturday, January 14.
6. Empanada Launch Party
Saturday, January 14, 7:30 – 10:30 pm, Doc Bakers Farmulations, 22 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA
Jam out to All Winter Long, a legendary 1970s cover band from the Northeast Philadelphia area, and snack on delicious authentic organic Latin empanadas, organic dessert and organic wine. Doc Bakers Farmulations is hosting this ticketed event, and $30 gets you dinner, rock and roll, and a raffle drawing. Buy your tickets here.
7. Firehouse Breakfasts
Sunday, January 15, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, Perkasie Fire Company, 5th & Arch Streets, Perkasie, PA
Sunday, January 215, Riegelsville Fire Co., 333 Delaware Rd., Riegelsville, PA
There’s nothing like a simple breakfast early in the morning, and when that breakfast benefits a good cause, it’s even better. Support a local firehouse by heading to the Perkasie Fire Company this Sunday at 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrapple, home fries, onions and mushrooms. Adults cost $7, children ages four to 12 cost $3.50, and children three and under are free. There will be a 50/50 drawing at the breakfast.
Also on Sunday at the Riegelsville Fire Company, breakfast is served from 8 am – 12 pm and includes traditional morning breakfast items like scrapple, creamed dried beef, eggs, ham, sausage, omelets, toast, pancakes and more. All of this cooked by the firefighters, just for you. All proceeds benefit the fire fighting program at Community Fire Company #1, Station 42.
8. Irish Whiskey Dinner
Sunday, January 15, 7 pm, The Yardley Inn, 82 East Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA
Whiskey drinkers, listen up. The Yardley Inn is hosting an Irish whiskey dinner featuring five courses with spirits from Powers, Green Spot, Jameson, Midleton, and Redbreast, all from the New Midleton Distillery.
Start the meal off with scallops baked in hay and clove, golden apple, radish, aji dulce, and a Powers Gold Label whiskey. End the night with Redbreast 12, with a Christmas cake made of marzipan and royal icing. The full menu can be found here. The dinner starts at 7 pm and reservations can be made by calling 215.493.3800.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.