Remember early in the week when we said it looked like there was a food event drought? Well, that drought is over. There are at least seven great things happening this weekend. Pick up some fresh produce or cruise down the Delaware River while sipping cocktails. Drink beer for a good cause, and indulge in some steak specials. Summer in Bucks County isn’t showing any signs of stopping!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Steak Special at the Pineville Tavern
Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31, The Pineville Tavern, Route 413, Pineville, PA
The Pineville Tavern recently gained recognition from Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” award, so the restaurant is celebrating with $25 steak specials this weekend. All of their steaks are cut fresh from the Haring Brothers butcher shop (just north of Doylestown).
Diners can choose from the following: a 14 ounce hand-carved prime rib; a 22 ounce t-bone steak; steak frites; or a NY strip. Diners can add two sides to their steak, and dress up their steaks with sauces like béarnaise, Maître d’ Butter, and Au Poivre. Cream of crab soup is available a la carte. The $25 steak special is also available every Wednesday night, but it will only be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for this weekend only.
2. Pulp Café and Juice Bar Grand Re-Opening
Calling all vegetarians! This Saturday, July 30, Pulp Cafe & Juice Bar in Frenchtown, NJ will reopen with new business owners Cody Hofstetter, Lori Hofstetter, and Melvyn Threatt-Peters.
The company uses locally sourced ingredients from Mad Lavender Farms, Olive with a Twist, Tassot Apiaries, and others. The head day chef Don Gray will be cooking up black bean burgers, homestyle huevos rancheros, roasted seasonal vegetable quinoa bowls and vegan desserts. Night chef Michael Sailer will craft lavender ice cream in addition to the vegan cheesecakes that Gray will prepare.
In honor of the grand reopening, there will be a prix fixe dinner menu for $39.95 from 5 – 9 pm, as well as free apps and juice samples from 3:30 – 5 pm, on Friday and Saturday. Call 908.996.5253 to learn more. Pulp’s normal hours are 9 am – 4 pm Wednesdays through Sundays, and closed on Tuesdays. The food menu is served until 3:30 pm and the juice menu is served until closing.
3. Catch ’em All Day at The Market
Saturday, July 30, The Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA
If you have kids (or you are just one of those adults who’s a kid at heart), The Market at DelVal has something special planned for you. Delaware Valley University has tons of PokéStops and gyms to battle, so The Market is hosting a farm and campus safari wagon ride to and from the campus so you can catch Pokémon. Entry is $3 per person and children 12 and under need to have a guardian with them.
But wait, where’s the food? The Market has plenty of summer items stocked and ready for you. Locally grown corn and beans are ready, and pick-your-own raspberries and blackberries are coming soon. DelVal’s Creamery serves Uncle Dave’s homemade ice cream so you can get a cone or two. Or, feel free to drop the kids off and pick up some gourmet cheese and crackers or gourmet items from Stonewall Kitchen and Rothschild. Then, eat it out on the lawn while you wait for the Pokémon trainers to return!
4. Free Root Beer Floats
Saturday, July 30, Doylestown Farmers Market, W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA
This Saturday, in honor of National Ice Cream Month, Bucks County Dairy Promotion will be at the Doylestown Farmers Market giving out free root beer floats and free creamsicle floats (orange soda and vanilla ice cream). In addition to the free floats, the market is offering corn on the cob, peaches, tomatoes, salad fixings, berries, baked goods, and more.
5. 6th Annual Beers for a Cure
Saturday, July 30, M.O.M.’s, 37 N. Main St., Doylestown, PA
M.O.M.’s (Maxwell’s on Main) doesn’t just care about craft beers. This popular Doylestown restaurant and bar also cares a lot about raising money to find a cure for cancer. Come to M.O.M.’s this Saturday for the 6th annual Beers for a Cure event. There will be world-class craft breweries “meet & greet,” M.O.M.’s beer-flavored ice cream made by oWowCow Creamery, a complimentary food buffet and big beer giveaways. Tickets cost $50 and the event runs from 1 – 5 pm.
The owners of M.O.M.’s started this annual event when their cousin Michael sadly died at the age of eight from Burkitts lymphoma/leukemia. As of 2015, the Beers for a Cure event has raised over $28,000 for the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation. This year they invite eight-year-old Dominic and his family and seven-year-old Marisa and her family, both of whom are fighting cancer.
6. Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Saturday, July 30, 7 – 8 pm, Bucks County Riverboat Co., 1469 River Rd., Upper Black Eddy, PA
Take a scenic ride down the Delaware River on a tri-pontoon boat that is equipped to give you a relaxing evening, meet new friends, and have a drink or two. This Saturday, July 30 enjoy a public sunset cocktail cruise on a boat operated out of Keller’s Landing in Bucks County, from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. There will be music and cocktails for $28 per person. Call for availability and reservations at 610.982.5252. The trip down the river is sponsored by Bucks County Riverboat Co.
7. Firehouse Breakfast
Sunday, July 31, 8 am – 12 pm, Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA
Breakfast buffet? Count us in. Enjoy the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Haycock Fire Company in Quakertown this Sunday. The fire company is serving breakfast from 8 am – 12 pm. Adults pay $7, children from ages four to seven $5, and children three and under eat free. There will be pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, plain and seasoned potatoes, cream chipped beef, toast, fruit cocktail, and homemade desserts.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.