EAT & DRINK: Come out to taste some new offerings in West Chester, Collegeville, Media and more

A recent view of the Gourmet Cheese and Prepared Food area at the Kimberton Whole Foods in Collegeville.
A recent view of the Gourmet Cheese and Prepared Food area at the Kimberton Whole Foods in Collegeville. Gene Walsh — Digital First Media

Spring’s synonymous with growth not only in the natural world, but also on the restaurant scene.

West Chester boasts three newcomers, starting with Edie’s Sweet & Savory Pastries, which opened March 19. The mother-son duo will tempt you with everything from cakes and cookies to pot pies and vegetable tarts.

Coming soon to West Chester and Audubon: Fractured Prune Doughnuts, offering hot, customized creations with more than a dozen glazes and toppings. Think s’mores, banana cream pie or chocolate-covered cherry.

Also opening in West Chester: Bango Bowls. Look for “legendary acai and pitaya bowls, poke bowls, oatmeal bowls, smoothies, cold brew coffees and more.”


There’s a new place to shop in Collegeville. Kimberton Whole Foods debuted its sixth and largest store yet. Check out the Café and grand-opening specials Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25.

In other food news ...

Try an award-winning local cheese and support watershed conservation. Yellow Springs Farm in Chester Springs will donate a portion of proceeds from its newest aged goat cheese, Pickering (as in the creek), to Valley Forge Trout Unlimited.

“Laissez les bon temps rouler!” Let the good times roll and savor A Taste of New Orleans at Amani’s BYOB in Downingtown Tuesday, March 27. The five-course dinner includes alligator sausage sliders and smoked pork loin with bourbon glaze for $55.

Also on March 27, enjoy food and beer pairings at a Cape May Beer Dinner at Nectar in Berwyn from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $70. Or learn more about wine during Nectar’s guided tastings Monday, April 9 and the second Monday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., $35.

Calling all board-game lovers! The Underground at Round Guys Brewing Company in Lansdale partners with the Lansdale Library for game nights Tuesday, April 3 and April 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Chaddsford Winery shows you how to pair wine with pizza and doughnuts during its Sugar and Slice event. Check out the “sweet, salty and oh-so-tasty tour” Saturdays and Sundays from April 7 to April 22. Tickets: $20.

Don’t miss Media Restaurant Week Sunday, April 8 to Friday, April 13 with dinner specials for $25, $35 or $45. Park free after 5 p.m.

“Sip Behind the Scenes” at Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills Thursday, April 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The free program features “birds and brews” with a live-bird presentation and beer from Twin Lakes Brewery. Must be 21 or older.

Ever experienced a performance sound show? Head to Shorty’s Sunflower Cafe in Pottstown for Disconnected: An Electromagnetic Performance and vegetarian dinner Saturday, April 14 at 6 p.m. Tickets: $35, BYOB.