Happy Monday! Let’s hope that the heat wave ends soon so that we can step outside without instantly being drenched in sweat.
They say one way to beat the heat is to continuously drink water. I think that’s boring, so I spike my water with fresh fruit and herbs. Pick up some peaches, berries or melons at local farmers markets, cut them up and plop them into your ice water for added flavor. Then grab your bottle and prepare for another full week of foodie events and more in Bucks County!
Yardley Restaurant Week. Starting this Monday, August 15 through Sunday, August 21, it’s the Annual Yardley Restaurant Week. Canal Street Grille, Charcoal BYOB, the Continental Tavern, Trattoria Rosa Bianca, Vault Brewing Company, Vince’s Pizza and the Yardley Inn Restaurant and Bar are offering special menus.
The Yardley Inn is offering a three-course lunch for $15.95 with appetizers like watermelon gazpacho and entrees like grilled salmon or pork paprikash. Dinner is $23.95 and you can try out steamed Prince Edward Island mussels or sweet corn risotto, to name a few dishes. Brunch is available on Sunday for $15.95. Reservations are recommended. Call 215.493.3800.
Also, on this Thursday, August 18, the Yardley Inn is hosting a five-course cider dinner that is entirely gluten-free. Each course is paired with a different cider. Cost is $75 per person. The full menu can be found here.
Community dinner.Normally, thePresbyterian Church of Deep Run in Perkasie announces the menu for its monthly community dinner, but this week it’s a surprise. Head over for a home-cooked meal prepared and served by the church. The dinner is in Hoopes Hall from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Visit their website for more information.
BBQ and pizza meet.This week’s Liberty Hall Pizza‘s guest pizzaiolo is Glen Gross, the founder of Fat Jack’s BBQ. On Tuesday, August 16 from 5 – 9 pm he will take over the brick oven in place of his BBQ pit. His pizza creations will include the Texas Tornado, featuring beef brisket, Roma tomatoes, garlic, jalapeños, onions, sharp provolone, and whole milk shredded mozzarella; and the Hawg Wild pizza which includes pork belly, pulled pork and BBQ sauce with thick cut pepper bacon, sweet Italian sausage, red peppers, red onions, topped with cilantro and grated Romano.
Cocktail class.The Logan Inn is holding a special group cocktail class this Tuesday, August 16. Bring a friend, a date or coworker and learn how to craft a margarita and Mojito while enjoying Mexican tapas. The margarita will be a “Jalapeño,” so there will be a spicy twist to this summer drink. Cost of the class is $39 per guest. Call to reserve ASAP at 215.862.2300.
Lobster Night.The summer’s not over yet! Lobster Night is back at the Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, PA. On Wednesday, August 17, this special dinner returns for just $21.95 plus tax and gratuity. You get an 8 oz lobster tail served with salad and vegetables. Reservations are recommended, so call 215.675.6000.
Annual grange fair. The 68th Annual Middletown Grange Fair begins this Wednesday, August 17 and continues through Sunday, August 21 at the fairgrounds on Penns Park Road in Wrightstown Township. It’s an old tradition that includes tons of exhibits featuring baked goods, vegetables, as well as more than 500 animals for 4-H animal judging.
One of the best parts of this traditional fair is the Grange Fair chicken BBQ dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets go on sale at 3:30 pm until sold out for a meal that includes locally raised chicken with corn on the cob, buttered parsley potatoes, fresh tomatoes, cranberry sauce, roll and butter, a beverage, and a cup of Goodnoe ice cream: all for $15 per person. Children pay only $10.
Beer Tasting at the Giant Beer Garden. Instead of going all the way to California, check out the Giant Beer Garden and Eatery (located inside the Giant Food store) in New Hope, PA for some samples of Anderson Valley Brewing Co. The brewing company has been making ales since 1986 in Mendocino County, CA. You can try out several of their Gose series as well as Hop Ottin’ IPA and Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout. This sample tasting is free.
On the radar…
Tomato & Pasta workshop: Blue Moon Acres‘ Pennington farm is hosting a tomatoes and pasta workshop on August 24 from 6 – 8 pm. Learn how to make fresh pasta with the founder of Farm to Jars, Marian Bolum. There’s an early bird discount if you register by Sunday, August 14.
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