President’s Day. It started as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday on February 22, but in the 1970s, the holiday was moved to the third Monday in February to create more three-day weekends.
Well thank you George Washington, and for those of you who can actually enjoy a three-day weekend, here’s a look at what’s going on in Bucks County…keep scrolling for more foodie events and upcoming activities.
A Taste of Cacao: The Mount Vernon Way
To celebrate President’s Day, join food historian Susan McLellan Plaisted in the Mercer Museum’s Log House as she prepares cacao tea and chocolate in celebration of George Washington’s birthday. The tasting starts at 11 am and ends at 3 pm, and it’s included with museum admission.
Bowman’s Tavern Weekday Specials
While some establishments are closed today, President’s Day, Bowman’s will remain open until 3 pm. They will reopen at 4 pm on Tuesday, February 20. What can you expect from Bowman’s this season? In addition to their weekly and weekend specials, they have Taco Tuesdays every Tuesday in their Tavern, for $9 you can enjoy tacos and hornitos margaritas for $6 (from 11:30 am – 6 pm).
Matt’s Red Rooster Grill in Frenchtown, NJ is offering its winter tasting menu this week until February 22. They’re excited to offer an amazing four-course menu featuring delicious red wine braised short ribs. View the full menu here.
Fresh local milk on sale
Ever wonder what real milk tastes like? You’re in luck; Bucks County has some great dairy farms, and places like Shady Brook Farm have fresh, glass-bottled milk for sale. It’s hormone free, creamy and delicious!
If you notice milk prices going up (and up) at chain grocery stores, consider shopping at the farm: half-gallon of whole, 2%, and skim milk are now just $2.60 (from $2.99), and half-gallon of their chocolate milk has been reduced to $2.99 (from $3.99). During the month of February, you can also get 50% off produce when you buy glass bottled milk.
Booze and Board games
National Sticky Bun Day
“You know what sticky buns taste like. Try to imagine what it smells like when 30 pans of buns are coming out of the oven at once.” — In honor of National Sticky Bun Day, here’s a look into one of the oldest sticky bun sales in the area! They will be baking them at the Central Bucks Senior Center next week, starting Tuesday, February 27.
For the full food calendar, scroll down or click here.
The 5th Annual Bucks Bacon & Beer
Sunday, April 22, Noon – 4 pm
Hard to believe but this year will be the 5th Bucks Bacon & Beer! This popular annual event is co-sponsored by Bucks County Taste and Triumph Brewing Company, and will feature bacon, sausage, artisanal cheese, and other delectable foods from local butchers and purveyors, including local breweries and distilleries in Bucks County and nearby.
Tickets on sale NOW. Don’t wait. We always sell out. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets: $40 for Noon entry, $35 for 2 pm entry.
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Bucks County Taste Dinner Club
And now for something a little different…
Join us on Sunday, March 4 for
A Salon at Liberty Hall Pizza
What is a “salon”?
A place where people discuss interesting topics of the day and enjoy each other’s company.
My father taught history and social studies to high school students for over 35 years. I was raised at a dinner table that was full of lively discussion, learning and laughter.
To this day, I love listening to intelligent people who bring me new perspectives and knowledge. And giving my two cents too, of course.
Some say that true dialogue is non-existent in America today. That may be. But we’re going to try something a little different for our next Bucks County Taste Dinner Club.
Delicious food, interesting people and fun discussion. Interested? Click here to see the topics we’ve chosen and the full menu.
SAVE THE DATES!
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 – 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! Saturday, April 7, 6 pm. Details to follow.
Hamilton’s Grill Room (Sunday, May 20) We’re thrilled to be back at Hamilton’s Grill Room (it’s been 2 years!) this spring. Weather permitting, we’ll be out in the courtyard where chef Mark Miller will create a memorable meal just for us. Mark your calendar!
For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.
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