Happy first day of May! It’s only the beginning of the month, but there’s so much to do and eat (no surprise). In addition to the tasty locals nights, educational food events, and chef cook-off this week, you can look forward to Cinco de Mayo specials and Kentucky Derby fun this weekend!
Locals night at the Mansion Inn. You don’t have to wait until the weekend to dine out in Bucks County. Every Tuesday is Locals Night at the Mansion Inn from 4 – 10 pm. Enjoy a three-course meal for $25, along with $8 house wines. The menu includes a choice of short rib poutine, spring salad or pastrami egg rolls, a choice of cacio e pepe, shrimp and grits, or steak frites. And, your choice of dessert.
Also at the Mansion Inn on Wednesday, May 3, meet the Great Ladies of the American Revolution. Guests will be entertained, they can enjoy a fantastic meal, and they’ll learn about some of the great women of America’s history. The night starts at 6:30 pm. Contact the inn for more information.
Spring Thanksgiving. Enjoy dinner and a show at the Rising Sun Inn in Telford this Tuesday. Will Hodgson of The Mighty Manatees, and the Beautiful Vision Project are hosting a Night of Music Opera and turkey dinner. Tickets are $15. Dinner is only $5 if you purchase a show ticket. Dinner is served from 5 – 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm.
Zeit für Schnitzel! Join the United German Hungarians in Bensalem for Schnitzel Night at the club. The dinner is $11 for adults and $5 for children, dessert is available for purchase. Plus, there is a fully stocked cash bar. The dinner includes schnitzel (pork), red cabbage, and spaetzle (dumplings) and two sides (which change every month) plus a salad, bread and butter, coffee or tea. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday.
Dining outside. The weather is getting nicer, and that means restaurants are officially opening their outdoor eating areas.
La Stalla, the Newtown Italian restaurant, opened their outside bar this past weekend, and the restaurant has plenty of outside seating for dining too. Take advantage of the good weather when you can!
Where else can you enjoy dining outside? Here’s our list of local waterside restaurants, 11 Great Waterside Restaurants (including 6 that Zagat missed).
Removing bugs and weeds safely. Wondering how to get rid of those pesky weeds and bugs that will be taking over your garden? This Wednesday, May 3, participate in an educational talk and question & answer session Malaika Spencer, owner and farmer of the certified organic Roots to River Farm, presented by the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance.
Spencer is dedicated to building healthy ecosystems at her farm in New Hope, PA. It’s a USDA certified organic farm providing high-quality, nutritious food year-round. She’ll share some tips on weeds and bug removal from her 10 plus years of working on farms. This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. For more information call 215.621.8967.
Iron Chef at Mojito Cuba Caribe. Two cooks. Six plates. One food-filled night! Mojito Cuba Caribe’s next chef cook-off is this Thursday, May 4, which includes a prix fixe menu for $25, served from 6 – 9 pm. The competition is a battle between two chefs, and each chef will create three small plates of their choice. They only need to use the same ingredient in their featured entrée dish. Customers will get to vote on taste, creativity and presentation.
Guests who choose to vote on the plates pay for the prix fixe menu, which includes six small plates, one house wine, domestic beer or house mixed drink. Reservations are recommended so call 267.740.2900 to reserve your spot.
On the radar…
- Peddler’s Village 39th Annual Strawberry Fest returns the weekend of May 20 – May 21, from 10 am – 6 pm. The festival is rain or shine, and you can book strawberry festival packages here.
- Mother’s Day weekend is Friday May 12 through Sunday May 13. Be sure to check out our list of places to dine for this special day. Be sure to make your reservations ASAP!
- The Street Eats Food Truck Event at Sand Castle Winery is Sunday, May 21. You can eat unlimited food truck items, paired with different Sand Castle wines. The event has limited space so email the event coordinator with questions, and purchase your tickets online in advance.
And, for more details on any of our food calendar events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County, or click the “continue reading” link below.
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SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, June 2: Cheese and Wine Tasting with local cheeses from Bucks County and nearby. Members only event. Details coming soon.
Sunday, June 25: Brunch at Genevieve’s Kitchen in Doylestown. Details coming soon.
For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.
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Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.