Dining Out

Neighborhood Eats in Newtown: Isaac Newton’s Bar & Restaurant

Neighborhood Eats in Newtown: Isaac Newton’s Bar & Restaurant

by Elizabeth Rooney, Photography by Christina Bruce If you asked random locals to name Newtown’s quintessential eatery, it’s a fair bet to say that the majority of them would name Isaac Newton’s, a restaurant and bar located smack in the middle of town that has been open for over 24 years. Even a devastating fire in 2002 couldn’t […]

Isaac Newton's Peach Salad

Flavors of Summer: Isaac Newton’s Fresh Summer Salads

by Lauren Rooney When it comes to summer two things are for sure, 1) we want to eat great summer food and 2) we want to look good in our bathing suits while we do it!  Fresh summer salads are the perfect way to enjoy all the flavors this season has to offer. When you […]

The Down to Earth Dish on Local Food: Speakeasy Coffee Company

The Down to Earth Dish on Local Food: Speakeasy Coffee Company

by Erin McNelis Fresher, healthier, and more delicious- eating local food is full of benefits. However, it’s rare to find a restaurant willing to put forth the effort to remain so committed to utilizing local food. That’s exactly why locals flock to Down to Earth Café in Perkasie. Owner J. Ryman Maxwell has created a warm atmosphere full […]

Isaac Newton’s – A Family Favorite

Isaac Newton’s – A Family Favorite

By Erin McNelis Over their past 24 years, Newtown’s Isaac Newton’s has been the backdrop to many milestones for the residents in Lower Bucks- from birthday dinners to high school graduations to after-work drinks to date nights. While best known for their impressive beer bar, locals have come to know the many different sides of Isaac’s, […]

The Down to Earth Dish on Local Food: Living Hope Farm

The Down to Earth Dish on Local Food: Living Hope Farm

by Erin McNelis Fresher, healthier, and more delicious- eating local food is full of benefits. However, it’s rare to find a restaurant willing to put forth the effort to remain so committed to utilizing local food. That’s exactly why locals flock to Down to Earth Café in Perkasie. Owner J. Ryman Maxwell has created a warm atmosphere full […]

Get Down to Earth at Mushroom Week

Get Down to Earth at Mushroom Week

Roasted Portabella Benedict with crab meat and sauteed red peppers and onions… Wild mushroom fratatta… Mushroom soup, topped with shallots and truffel oil…  Drooling yet? This is just a small sample of the deliciousness that awaits locals at The Down to Earth Cafe’s annual Mushroom Week! This Bucks County farm-to-table favorite, located in Perkasie, is literally getting […]

Popular Bucks County Food Truck Set to Expand

Popular Bucks County Food Truck Set to Expand

by Lauren Rooney Jean-Pierre and Rebecca Bisilliat just celebrated the two-year anniversary of opening their well-known food truck, Bonjour Creperie, which offers something food trucks can’t often provide.  “We chose to start a food truck that offered Crepes for many reasons one being that we could provide both sweet and savory options which is unique […]

OWowCow Named Must Visit Ice Cream Destination by Buzzfeed

OWowCow Named Must Visit Ice Cream Destination by Buzzfeed

Congratulations to OWowCow of Ottsville, also with locations in Wrightstown and Lambertville, on being named one of Buzzfeed’s  “27 Ice Cream Shops You Need to Visit Before you Die”      

Special July, 10th-17th, 2014:  Candied Turkey Bacon & Brie
Grilled 8oz. chuck burger topped with candied turkey bacon, frizzled onions, chipotle BBQ, Brie cheese & spring mix on a toasted brioche bun. Suggested beer:  Lagunitas Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin’

Full Steam Ahead! Steam Pub Celebrates Their 2nd Anniversary

by Lauren Rooney You may remember a fiery train crash in 1981 involving the SEPTA Southampton train station and Fox Chase train line. The station, which opened in 1892 and closed in 1983, was right by a coal loading station which was one of the first structures in the area at a time when Bucks […]

Feast on Fresh Maine Lobster! Down to Earth Cafe’s Lobster Week

Feast on Fresh Maine Lobster! Down to Earth Cafe’s Lobster Week

If the idea of feasting on fresh Maine lobster makes your mouth begin to water, you’re going to want to pick up the phone right now to book your spot next week at Down to Earth Cafe in Perkasie. Back by popular demand, the 2nd annual Lobster Week returns from July 22nd through 27th! The award-winning restaurant […]

Bucks County Food Truck Wins Best Dessert Vendy Award

Bucks County Food Truck Wins Best Dessert Vendy Award

Say hello to a Crepe at Bonjour Creperie, winner for best dessert in the annual Vendy awards.  The Vendy’s are the first street food event and competition in the United States.  This is the fourth year for the Philadelphia based Vendy awards and one of Bucks County’s popular food trucks took home the dessert prize. […]

Mangia! 5 Gluten-Free Dishes to Satisfy Your Italian Craving

Mangia! 5 Gluten-Free Dishes to Satisfy Your Italian Craving

Do you know someone who has gone gluten-free? Whether they’re living with Celiac disease, facing a gluten-intolerance, or just trying to live a healthier lifestyle, more and more people are opting to restrict their gluten intake. Those dietery restrictions can make dining out, especially at bread and pasta filled Italian restaurants, a bit more complicated. […]

Talk of the Town: Historic Mansion Inn Re-opens in New Hope

Talk of the Town: Historic Mansion Inn Re-opens in New Hope

Do you need a little break?  Maybe a weekend getaway or a night out for dinner and a show is in your future.  If so you will be pleased to know that New Hope is the answer.  Due, in part, to the Bucks County Playhouse’s revival bringing in the crowds, the New Hope dining scene […]

You are Invited to a BBQ at the farm of Iron Chef Jose Garces

You are Invited to a BBQ at the farm of Iron Chef Jose Garces

by Lauren Rooney Join the Garces Foundation for a Summer Barbecue on June 7th from 2-5 at Luna Farm, the 40 acre, all-organic, sustainable farm that provides produce for Jose Garces popular restaurants in Philly and Atlantic City.  The Garces Foundation, started by chef Jose Garces, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Philadelphia’s underserved […]

It’s All in the Famiglia

It’s All in the Famiglia

In a world in which 79% of smartphone users admit to keeping their phones within arms-reach 22 out of 24 hours a day, the opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones has become an increasingly rare commodity.  Creating a connection (and we’re not talking about on Facebook) is a difficult task in thie modern world, […]