When I was listening to the radio this morning, the talk show host said some of the keys to happiness include eating more fruits and vegetables, and trying something new (this was based on a study).
If that’s true, you’ll find happiness this weekend in Bucks County. Cool down with a special slushy, listen to some music with a tasty treat in your hand, and pick up some fresh produce for your next summer party.
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Special Wine Sale
Thursday, July 21, 3 pm, Milford Oyster House, 92 Water St., Milford, NJ
Since there are some very big changes coming to the Milford Oyster House in NJ, (the restaurant is closing and reopening as The Milford House in August) Amy Coss, soon-to-be-former owner of the restaurant said that she needed to get rid of her overflowing inventory of spirits. This Thursday, July 21, head over to MOH to get some discounted bottles with unique flavors.
Some of the inventory includes: nine bottles of Louis Jadot, more than a case of 2013 Stag’s Leap Cabernet, Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Comaine du Père Caboche, and 2011 McMurray Ranch Pinot Noir. If you are shopping for something really esoteric, they have a special white wine called Damilano Arneis Langhe from Vezza d’Alba, Italy. There is also a selection of liquor priced to sell.
2. Wrightstown Farmers Market
Saturday, July 23, Wrightstown Farmers Market, 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
There’s much happening this weekend at the Wrightstown Farmers Market. The food truck onsite will be Bonjour Creperie, which uses fine ingredients like young hen eggs and locally sourced flours and milks to make their goodies. Kids can enjoy a lesson on how to make their own mini composter to take home.
The new vendor at the market this weekend is The Wayfare Baker, an artisan baking company that produces old world style, naturally leavened sourdough breads. They are made with local whole grains that are grown and milled in Pennsylvania. Other vendors include: Milk House Farm Market, Blooming Glen Farm, Apple Ridge Farm, and more! If you are looking for produce, the market will have heirloom tomatoes, corn, peaches, and blueberries. Get more information about this week’s market here.
3. Smoke’n Dudes Saturday Samples
Saturday, July 23, 11 am – 2 pm, Smoke’n Dudes BBQ Co., 3400 Neshaminy Blvd., Bensalem, PA
Interested in trying something new? Stop in to Smoke’n Dudes every Saturday, as they offer product demos and food samples. This Saturday, July 23 between 11 am – 2 pm, the BBQ joint will be offering tastes of its Wagyu skirt steak and alligator fritters. Yes, they have alligator. According to Smoke’n Dudes, alligator tail is a great alternative to traditional white meats. It can be fried, grilled or swapped in for your standard proteins.
Alligator not your fancy? Head to Hickory Kitchen in Doylestown for breakfast this weekend. That’s right, a BBQ joint that also serves breakfast. We recommend the breakfast wraps and of course, the cornbread pancakes. Their kitchen is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9- 11:30 am.
4. Annie’s Water Ice Fundraiser
Saturday, July 23, Annie’s Water Ice, 187 South Clinton St., Doylestown, PA
This weekend, enjoy your water ice or frozen treat for a good cause. Annie’s Water Ice in Doylestown is hosting a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish-Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. Every $1 spent will go to the the non-profit. Previous customers say on Yelp that Annie’s has “the best gelati,” and “Annie’s is my favorite summer spot!”
5. New Hope Wine and Music Festival
Saturday and Sunday, July 23 – 24, New Hope Winery, 6123 Lower York Rd., New Hope, PA
Beer festivals get a lot of attention in the summer, but it’s time to make way for a wine and music celebration at the New Hope Wine and Music Festival, Saturday, July 23 from 12 – 8 pm and Sunday, July 24 12 – 6 pm. It will include wine tastings from regional wineries, live music, food and games. Enjoy a variety of reds, whites, and other summer wines. This event is hosted by the New Hope Winery, and it’s the first time they have held such an event. There will even be a tribute to the music of Buddy Holly and local legend John Beacher. A one-day pass is $40, and an under 21 or designated driver ticket is half the price. Buy your tickets here.
6. Sangria Slushy Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, July 23 – 24, Peddler’s Village Tasting Room, 20 Merchants Row
Wine is great chilled, but skip the cubes this weekend with the return of the Sangria Slushy at the Chaddsford Winery in Peddler’s Village. On Saturday, July 23 the winery is open from 12 – 6 pm, and on Sunday, July 24 from 11 am – 4 pm. The slushies are made with Chaddsford Winery’s own sangria, and they are sure to cool you down this weekend!
7. Dinner with Friends
Sunday, July 24, Bux-Mont Christian Church, 400 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland, PA
This dinner with friends is offered every fourth Sunday of the month for those in need in the local community. Note that the church is located on Jacksonville Road between Bristol and Almshouse Roads. The church is serving up a classic summer meal of barbecued chicken, potato salad, baked beans, tossed salad, apple pie, brownies, ice cream and assorted drinks. Dinner starts at 5:30 pm.
The church is always looking for volunteers each month. You’ll get a free meal if you help, and all you need to do is sign up in the lobby of the church or contact them at this email.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.