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. http://ediespastriespa.com/

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. https://fracturedprune.com/

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

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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. https://www.kimbertonwholefoods.com/locations/collegeville/

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. https://www.yellowspringsfarm.com/

“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. http://amanisbyob.com/

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. http://tastenectar.com/

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. http://roundguysbrewery.com/

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. https://www.chaddsford.com/pages/sugar-and-slice

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. http://mediarestaurantweek.com/

“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. http://www.newlingristmill.org

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. https://www.shortyssunflowercafe.com/