Valentine’s Day is upon us, which means love is in the air…unless that’s the chocolate I smell.
In honor of the holiday, this week’s theme in Bucks County is all about the heart and making it happy. Fill your belly with warm food and wine, enjoy a dinner at a local French bistro, and learn about the foods that maximize heart health.
Also, make your heart happy with discounted Valentine’s chocolates on February 15, and be sure to check out local chocolatiers in the area! Happy day-of-love friends!
Rib Night on Tuesdays.Have an almost-mid-week treat on Tuesdays at the Doylestown Brewing Co.’s Hops Bar and Grill. Every Tuesday from 4 pm until closing time, get a half rack of ribs for $12 and a full rack of ribs for $16. You can also choose a half rack of ribs with a BBQ chicken combo for $14. Still hungry? Try the ribs, wings and onion rings special for $20.
Love, Laughter, and Pizza. Valentine’s Day marks the launch of Liberty Hall Pizza’s “Dwayne’s World” at the restaurant’s “Back Room.” This Tuesday evening, February 14 entertainer Dwayne Dunlevy host consist of music, comedy, and karaoke.
Tickets for this all-you-can-eat meal are $29 per person which includes three hours of unlimited family style pizza, salad, singing stand up, games, giveaways, and more for those ages 21 and up. To reserve tickets email events@LibertyHallPizza.com. Be sure to include “Dwayne’s World” in the subject line.
Special Valentine’s Day menu.Bistro Rouget, formerly NoLa, is located at the corner of Bridge & Main Streets, in Stockton, NJ, and chef Brian Held has planned quite the feast for you and a special someone.
It’s a prix fixe menu for $50, with courses like a caramelized onion tart, or organic roasted chicken bistro style. Also enjoy a warm chocolate dessert, if you haven’t tapped into any of your Valentine’s Day candy yet. Twenty percent gratuity will be added to parties of six or more. Menu is subject to change, and reservations are by phone only, so call 609.460.4863.
Food for Thought Book Club. This month’s Food for Thought Book Club at the Doylestown Book Club will focus on the book PawPaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore.
The largest edible fruit native to the United States tastes like a cross between a banana and a mango. It grows wild in twenty-six states, gracing Eastern forests each fall with sweet-smelling, tropical-flavored abundance.
Historically, it fed and sustained Native Americans and European explorers, presidents, and enslaved African-Americans, inspiring folk songs, poetry, and scores of place names from Georgia to Illinois. Its trees are an organic grower’s dream, requiring no pesticides or herbicides to thrive, and containing compounds that are among the most potent anticancer agents yet discovered.
So why have so few people heard of the pawpaw, much less tasted one?
The book also takes a look at how America’s economic, biological and cultural forces combined impact what we eat and why we ignore some of the delicious foods growing around the world. The book club meets at the Doylestown Food Co-Op and any guests are welcome to join. Everyone meets at 6:15 pm. Learn more about the book club here.
Diet and Heart Health. Join Jill Kwasny at the Yardley McCaffrey’s Food Markets to review the latest dietary recommendations to maximize your heart health. She will help you explore whether you need to tweak the fats in your diet, and she will teach you about the optimal amount of animal versus vegetable protein that is recommended for good health. Also, discover new ways to include ancient grains in your diet to boost fiber and phytonutrient intake. The demonstration is from 10 – 11 am on Thursday, February 16. When you’re done, take what you’ve learned and shop around McCaffrey’s for some nutritious foods.
Grazing plates at Hamilton’s Grill Room.Hamilton’s Grill Room is now serving small dishes and grazing plates from its winter dinner menu. A selection of entrées from the dinner menu is available in grazing portions, served on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Enjoy their braised short ribs, grilled steaks, and grilled seafood in smaller portions, perfect for sharing. Reserve online with Open Table or call 609.397.4343.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 ∼ 5 pm
A country club? We were skeptical too. But after a superb meal in the Jericho National Golf Club’s restaurant and meeting Chef Verdine Hurt, we were hooked. What a perfect place for a Bucks County Taste Dinner Club event!
Chill out with good friends (and new friends), enjoy a delicious meal and take in the beautiful view of Jericho Valley. For more information and see the full menu, click on the red button.
SAVE THE DATES!
ComfortFood & Kitchenette A charming farm-to-table restaurant in Morrisville, PA Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5 pm
Bowman’s to Bowman’s
Road trip! We’ll start at Bowman’s Tavern in New Hope, then transport you to Riegelsville to the new Bowman’s North, then bring you back to Bowman’s Tavern at the end of the evening. All food and transportation included (and some drinks along the way).
Sunday, April 2, 2017,2 pm to 7 pm
Do you enjoy good food? Like meeting new friends? Want to try new restaurants? Get on the Bucks County Taste Dinner Club email list and be the first to know of our coming events.
On the radar…
Bucks Bacon & Beer 2017. Tickets are now available for the 4th Annual Bucks Bacon & Beer on Sunday, March 19 from 12 – 4 pm at Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope, co-sponsored by Bucks County Taste.
It’s all about the bacon! Be it smoked, cured, artisanal, or non-nitrate, come and taste the best. Enjoy locally sourced and locally made bacon, sausage, cheese and other delectable foods from local purveyors, farmers and butchers. Enjoy a barrel tapping of a sweet beer, brewed by Triumph Brewing Company. Tickets are $45 for noon entrance and $40 for 2 pm entrance. Don’t wait. Tickets always sell out quickly. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County,or click the “continue reading” link below.
Bucks County Taste is THE source for information about food in Bucks County, PA and nearby Delaware River Valley communities. We're devoted to finding and sharing the best local eats, and creating unique culinary experiences. Be it riverside restaurants, bars, farms, markets, artisanal food, local food events or where to buy the best locally sourced food, it's all here. Learn more about us here.