There’s a lot of mid-week fun to be had in Bucks County and nearby counties. And if you’re a tourist or out-of-towner, you’re in luck: this week the annual New Hope and Lambertville Winter Festival really kick off. From January 20 – 28, enjoy the many family friendly activities, along with all of the adult fun (think wine tastings, dinner pairings, BBQ, dancing, etc).
Keep scrolling through for some cold-weather food and exciting ways to enjoy the river towns of Bucks and Hunterdon County.
Suds and Slices
This Wednesday, find harmony between two American classics: Pizza and beer. At HopsScotch22 (Doylestown) for $24 per person, you can enjoy three beers, one pizza, and three toppings. The food and drinks are courtesy of Spuntino Pizza and Conshohocken Brewing Company. Call to make your reservation today: 267.576.7980.
Also at HopsScotch22 this week is their board game night from 6 – 10 pm on Tuesday. They’ll host this first monthly board game night in the level bar, Dram & Barrel. Bring your own game or come and learn a new one while drinking expertly crafted cocktails and watch classic movies. The movie lineup is to be determined, and they are open to suggestions!
Wine Dinner at Spinnerstown Hotel
Join the Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant and Tap Room for its first wine dinner of 2018! While you’re there, meet the winemaker of New Zealand’s Decibel Wines, Daniel Brennan, inner-city Philadelphia born and bred. Wines include Rosé, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc. Chef Ricky and RJ, wine & spirits director, have a delicious dinner in store for you as well. The dinner starts at 7 pm on Wednesday, January 24 and it’s $60.
Jamaican Jam in New Hope
Get your jam on with Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA’s annual Winter Festival this week, as they host their warm weather themed event on Wednesday, January 24. In 2015 the theme was Cinco de Mayo, in 2016 Mardi Gras and 2017 featured a magical Hawaiian Luau. This year’s adventure will take you to the islands for an exciting “Jamaican Jam” event. Karla’s/Zubies of New Hope will again host the event and create a spectacular themed menu, and there is live music by local legend John Beacher.
Live music and dinner are included in your ticket price ($45 in advance, $55 at the door), plus other fun activities. There is a cash bar, dress the part and compete for some terrific prizes.
Looking for more ways to stay warm indoors? Try out these comforting, flavorful and simple recipes.
Taste of Winter Fest
Sometimes in the middle of winter, you need a pick-me-up. You’ll find plenty of ways to have fun and enjoy delicious local food in Lambertville and New Hope, as they host their annual Taste of Winter Fest.
Kick things off on Thursday on January 25, from 7 – 9 pm at the Riverside Ballroom, at the Lambertville Station Inn. The event features the best wine and breweries and samplings from local restaurants. More information here.
Hamilton’s Grill Room Winter Dinner Menu
Nothing pairs better with cold winter nights than a delicious grilled dinner, courtesy of Hamilton’s Grill Room. Enjoy some house favorites and new seasonal specials prepared on the open kitchen grill over Royal Oak hardwood charcoal. Note: In January they will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The menu includes entrees such as the grill burger, wood oven pizza, roasted codfish and fettuccini bolognese.
On the radar… (lots and lots of winter fun and food!)
- 21st Annual Chili Cook-off: This is sponsored by Triumph Brewing Company, Begley, Carlin and Mandio and Visit Bucks County. Come enjoy your favorite chili in the People’s Choice Award competition and stay for the trophy presentations. Cook-off is on Sunday, January 28. More info here.
- Concert at Winter Festival: The New Hope Winery is hosting and welcoming the John Hall Band reunion on Friday, January 26. More information on the concert and reception is here.
- Karaoke Night: On Saturday, January 27, enjoy pizza, salad, and desserts at the Event Center by Cornerstone. But don’t just enjoy the food, come for a great karaoke night too. More info here.
- 9th Annual Burns Dinner: You don’t have to be well-versed in Robert Burns poetry to enjoy this annual dinner at the Black Bass Hotel in Lumberville taking place on Friday, January 26. A piper will pipe you in, the haggis will be treated with respect, and there will be four savory courses including; wine, beer, whiskey, port, and scotch. Prix Fixe $125 per person. Reservations required. Call 215.297.9260.
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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.
For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.
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