By Betsy Natter
Lots of new establishments have opened their doors around Bucks County, just in time for holiday shopping and dining. Support these new ventures by stopping in and spreading the word.
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Itri Wood Fired Pizza
310 Mill Street Bristol, PA. 19007
Itris is not your run of the mill pizza place. Opened in late summer, the small shop named for a mountain town in the Naples region of Italy, serves up a variety of unusual options. Select from red sauced pizzas with short ribs and blue cheese or fennel sausage or try a white sauce based carbonara pizza with pancetta. In addition, enjoy small plates of seared broccolini with ginger chili sauce or cauliflower tempura with sugar fish sauce. Main dishes, pastas, salads and desserts round out the menu. Wine, craft beers and cocktails are also available. Itris is open weekdays at 4 pm and weekends at noon.
677 Heacock Rd, Morrisville, PA 19067
Serving both Chinese and Japanese cuisines, Ginger Wok places a modern interpretation on classic dishes. The restaurant is located in the Edgewood Village Shopping Center adjacent to McCaffrey’s Market. A full line of traditional favorites as well as sushi is offered. Open Tuesday through Sundays patrons may dine in or order conveniently online for take-out.
Blu Mediterranean Grill
54 E State St., Doylestown, PA 18901
A great new place to get all your favorites from the Mediterranean. Enjoy dishes like kabobs, gyros, spanakopita, falafel and stuffed grapes leaves and plenty more on their full dinner menu. Located in Doylestown’s downtown historic district, Blu is open Tuesdays through Sundays for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is BYOB.
Sesame China Bistro
33 N. Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901
Another new dining establishment in Doylestown is serving up Cantonese fare since late October. Their menu includes traditional dishes as well as a few fun items like sriracha fries, pad Thai, a full ramen noodle menu and bubble tea. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
6 South Main St., Yardley, PA, 19067
A new salon opened its doors right on Main Street in Yardley at the end of October, offering clients big city style in a small town shop environment. Services for men and women include cut, color, highlights, balayage (a freehand highlighting technique), keratin treatments and extension services. They also offer facial waxing. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday and appointments may be booked online or by phone.
Bishop Estate Vineyard & Winery
2730 Hilltown Pk., Perkasie Pa 18944
Owners Kevin and Cindy Bishop were thrilled to open their brand new venture in the last days of October with their first wine tasting in the brand new tasting room. The winery features a collection of wines including Tipsie Cow (a sweet Riesling), Cowabunga (Concord), Initiative (a Marquette), Feeling Winey (Gewürztraminer) and Applenoonie (apple wine). The winery is open daily for tastings and shopping from 11am to 5 pm and until 9 pm on Fridays.
The Ferry Market
32 S. Main St., New Hope, PA 18938
The Ferry Market in New Hope is a unique culinary marketplace where patrons can indulge in fresh produce, healthy prepared foods and tasty treats from 13 vendors. Enjoy products from such diverse purveyors as The Happy Mixer – Gluten Free Bakery, Cross Culture (serving Indian food), Sky Roast Coffee and Boku (serving Hawaiian inspired Poke bowls, wraps and fruit & chia seed breakfast bowls). The market is open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 am to 7 pm.