Tidbits: oWowCow, Waterlilies & a brick-and-mortar

Here’s a couple of local tidbits I thought you might enjoy.

owow cow_bacon & caramelThe Huffington Post, via TripAdvisor, gives us a list of the Top Ten Ice Cream Shops in America. Luckily we in Bucks County don’t need to go far. oWow Cow Creamery made the list as some of the best according to TripAdvisor readers. Well, we knew that already. [Photo from oWowCow: Local Bacon & Caramel ice cream. Oh my.]

Caleb Lentchner, general manager at Marsha Brown’s for the past eight years, bought Waterlilies in Lahaska this past June. Caleb has been renovating, including new equipment in the kitchen. “I like that it is a smaller business,” he says, “and I can really give attention to the details.” The plan is for a menu focused on the melting pot of America, he adds. You will still be able to get breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant, but look for fresher and more local choices, like Lancaster bacon, local pasture-raised eggs, gravlax, house-made oatmeal and even fresh, hot donuts. The plan is to debut the “new” restaurant and menu, including a name change, this fall.

Doylestown Food Co-op State Street storeThe Doylestown Food Co-op has a brick-and-mortar home!  This past Sunday, the Co-op took occupancy of the storefront at 29 West State Street in Doylestown, right downtown (across from the Doylestown Inn) with a goal of opening the store in November. This “community-based grocery store will provide convenient, year-round access to healthy, fresh, local, and organic products.” The new space will be the first step towards a full service store. Want to be part of creating a member-owned, locally-focused food store in Doylestown? Learn more here and become a member.

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