Support Local Businesses by Attending the 10th Annual Bucks Locavore Event (Feb. 21)

Every year, local businesses and organizations come together in Doylestown for one special evening to showcase their offerings to the crowd during the popular Bucks Locavore event. The 10th Annual Bucks Locavore event will take place on Thursday, February 21, from 5–8 p.m. at Superior Woodcraft, located at 160 North Hamilton Street in Doylestown.

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This wonderful event will bring together dozens of local businesses and organizations which will be offering samples, handing out informational materials and being on hand to meet the public and show what each unique entity has to offer to the community. Some of the local businesses and organizations which will be at this year’s event include the following:

The event is free to attend, however, the Bucks Locavore organizers are requesting canned and dry food donations and/or monetary donations for the Bucks County Housing Group and its community food pantries.

Attend this year’s Bucks Locavore event and explore the many wonderful area businesses as well as support our neighbors by bringing donations for the Bucks County Housing Group.

Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 to Host Annual Pancake Breakfast on March 16

In March of every year, the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 hosts its annual pancake breakfast, much to the delight of Doylestown residents and visitors. This fundraising event is a way to raise money for Doylestown Fire Company No. 1, a volunteer organization, and bring the community together for delicious food and fellowship.

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The event will take place on Saturday, March 16, from 6:30 a.m.–noon, and consist of a delectable breakfast featuring pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and more. This event is made possible thanks to the Doylestown firefighters, family members and other volunteers who spend the day setting up, cooking, and cleaning after the event is finished.

Tickets will soon be on sale for this not-to-be-missed fundraising event. Save the date of March 16 and enjoy an extraordinary breakfast event in Doylestown while supporting our local fire company at the same time!

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An announcement regarding the opening of ticket sales, and how you can purchase your tickets, will be posted here on ExploringDoylestown.com once the information becomes available. Also, be sure to follow Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 on Facebook and Instagram for further updates.

Valentine’s Day Gift Shopping and Dining Options in Doylestown

It’s Valentine’s Day and if you have yet to do some shopping for your loved ones or arrange dinner plans for this evening, don’t panic! You still have plenty of time to get everything done and have lovely and unique gifts for that special someone, as well as extraordinary dining options to choose from around town. And, remember, Valentine’s Day is not just a day to spend with your one true love. It’s a perfect day to spend with friends and family members and show them that you appreciate all that they do and that you’re so happy to have them in your lives.

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Fabulous Gift Options Await You in Doylestown

From sweet chocolates to lovely clothing items, your Valentine is sure to be happy with what they receive this Valentine’s Day (in addition to your love and devotion, of course!). Here are some spots around town to pop into and purchase a wide array of Valentine’s Day goodies:

  • Raymer’s Homemade Candies: At Raymer’s Homemade Candies, you’ll have sweet treat options as far as the eye can see. From decadent boxes of chocolates to chocolate-covered strawberries and more, you’ll find exactly what your sweets-loving Valentine adores at Raymer’s.
  • Doylestown ProduceFlowers are a popular Valentine’s Day gift to give and Doylestown Produce is well-stocked with premade floral bouquets sure to make your loved one smile.
  • Bella’s BoutiqueFor the special woman in your life, Bella’s Boutique offers lovely Valentine’s Day gift options, from women’s apparel to accessories. Or, for those searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit to wear out to dinner tonight, Bella’s Boutique has you covered as well.
  • Doylestown BookshopThe Doylestown Bookshop is an ideal store to visit for the book lovers on your gift list. The shop is currently running a monthlong event, “Blind Date with a Book,” which allows the purchaser to buy a covered book with a phrase or theme listed on the front and then be surprised with their new book option when they get home and unwrap the cover. Each purchase of a Blind Date book enters the reader into a raffle where the winner will get a special prize at the end of the month.
  • Allora Gifts and Home DecorAllora Gifts and Home Decor recently opened its doors in Doylestown and offers lovely home decor items of a wide array. From candles to eye-catching necklaces to fun coffee mugs, you’ll have plenty of items to choose from at Allora. Stop in, buy some Valentine’s Day gifts and congratulate the Allora team on their recent opening.
  • Ventresca Ltd.: For that special man in your life, visit Ventresca Ltd. for exquisite men’s clothing and accessory items. From casual to formal, Ventresca Ltd. carries a wide array of exceptional items.
  • Monkey’s UncleFor unique clothing items and retro fan gear, the Monkey’s Uncle is your go-to spot in Doylestown. Whether you are purchasing Valentine’s Day gifts for a Philadelphia sports fan or simply looking for something creative and Doylestown-related, you’re going to want to visit the Monkey’s Uncle.
  • Busy Bee ToysDon’t forget the little Valentines on your gift list. Visit Busy Bee Toys for children’s gifts and toys, which are sure to make your little loves smile.
  • Sweet Blossoms Lingerie: For something lovely and exquisite to wear on this special day of love or to give to your significant other, Sweet Blossoms Lingerie is Doylestown’s intimate apparel boutique which offers beautiful items of a wide array.
  • Carousel Flowers: At Carousel Flowers, Valentine’s Day gift givers will find eye-catching floral arrangements of a wide variety, from roses to mixed bouquets and more.
  • Evolution Candy: Evolution Candy is an excellent spot to visit for mixed sweet treats and boxes of Valentine’s Day candy which your sweetheart will love.
  • Carroll’s JewelersIf you’ve been thinking about a lovely jewelry item for your special someone, the knowledgeable and friendly staff at Carroll’s Jewelers can show you some exquisite pieces which will look perfect on your loved one.

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Valentine’s Day Dining Sure to Please

Whether you’re seeking out an intimate dining location for Valentine’s Day with your special someone or looking for a more casual spot to spend with friends and family on this day of love and appreciation, Doylestown has plenty of options to choose from with regard to dining spots.

  • The Hattery Stove & Still: In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Hattery Stove & Still will be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu in addition to its regular menu and happy hour offerings. Plus, the restaurant will be serving $5 champagne (on tap) all day long!
  • Bocelli’s RestaurantBocelli’s Restaurant will be serving its exceptional Italian cuisine and will be open for dinner starting at 4 p.m.
  • Kung Fu Restaurant: For those individuals craving Asian cuisine on this special day, Kung Fu Restaurant offers an extensive menu and a wonderful atmosphere in which to enjoy their Valentine’s Day meal.
  • Honey: Honey will be presenting its special Valentine’s Day shared tasting menu tonight and may have a few spots left for dinner if you want to try to reserve a spot at this wonderful intimate eatery on Shewell Avenue.
  • 86 West: 86 West offers an eclectic menu of seafood, steaks, sushi and raw bar offerings. This Doylestown eatery will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu in addition to its regular menu offerings.
  • Vela: Spoil your special someone with a dinner at Vela this Valentine’s Day. Sensational Italian cuisine, fine wine, and other delicious delicacies will be sure to impress your Valentine at Vela.

These are just a few of the many extraordinary shops and restaurants throughout Doylestown where you can purchase items and enjoy a wonderful meal this Valentine’s Day. Simply by walking around town, you can stop into stores for Valentine’s Day shopping and discover new dining options which are sure to impress and delight your Valentine’s Day companions.

5 Reasons to Visit the Jury Room in Doylestown

Situated in the center of Doylestown is the newest brewery/restaurant collaboration to open up in the borough, the Jury Room.

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Properly titled Geronimo Brewing at Lilly’s Jury Room, or Jury Room for short, this relatively new brewpub is located at 1 West Court Street and opened to rave reviews in December of 2018. The Jury Room combines the sensational brews from Geronimo Brewing with the tempting culinary items from Lilly’s Gourmet. Add in a full bar and live entertainment, and you have the perfect well-rounded dining and sipping establishment for Doylestown locals and visitors to enjoy.

In order to provide a greater glimpse as to what this exceptional brewpub offers, the following lists five reasons why you’re going to want to visit the Jury Room in the very near future:

Spectacular Brews and Beverages of a Wide Variety

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When you head to a brewpub, usually one of the first things on your mind is grabbing a nice cold pint of beer. With Geronimo Brewing at the helm of the beverage offerings, you’ll find plenty of beer selections to satiate your thirst for brews of a wide variety, ranging from hoppy IPAs to robust dark ales. The brewery has brewing equipment onsite at the Jury Room and is in the process of adding to the beer roster. For the time being, the Jury Room will also offer beer from a few other local breweries, until the tanks are filled and the inventory is up. Be sure to stop in ASAP and try the latest beer release, Uno. This pale ale offers hints of tangerine and citrus, with an overall easy drinking attribute.

Also, non-beer drinkers need not worry, as the Jury Room offers wine and cocktails for those who prefer something other than a malt or hops-laden beverage. Local wines and Faber spirits make the roster, so be sure to try a glass of wine or specialty cocktail while you’re there.

The Jury Room also offers some unique and refreshing non-alcoholic options, including nitro cold brew coffee and Sole kombucha.

An Eclectic Array of Culinary Offerings, From Light Bites to Full Meals

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When it comes to the culinary offerings which the Jury Room serves up, you’re going to love the options courtesy of the Lilly’s Gourmet team heading up the kitchen. Some of the enticing culinary bites available at the Jury Room include eggplant fries, served with a saffron aioli dipping sauce; spicy fried chicken sliders, served on small angel soft rolls and topped with sriracha mayo, coleslaw, and sweet pickles; Tuscano salad, featuring a delectable combination of fresh mozzarella, imported prosciutto, grilled eggplant, and roasted peppers, placed over greens and topped with the house dressing; fried avocado tacos, laden with shredded lettuce, Mexican cheese, salsa fresca, and sour cream and nestled in a soft corn tortilla; and, fire-braised St. Louis ribs, served with smoky sauce on the side and accompanied by coleslaw and fries, to name a few of the mouthwatering menu items.

Excellent Location in the Center of Town

In addition to having great beer and food to enjoy, you’re going to love the fact that the Jury Room is in a prime location, right in the center of the borough. Situated close to the courthouse and plentiful shops, the Jury Room is easily accessible, no matter whether you live or work in town, or are simply visiting for the day.

Sunday Brunch Offerings

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In addition to offering lunch and dinner options, the Jury Room also offers Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The brunch menu includes decadent dishes such as stuffed challah French toast, filled with bananas and peanut butter then topped with whipped cream, sliced bananas, strawberries, and syrup; avocado toast and eggs, served with applewood bacon and a side of mango rice pudding; and, Lilly’s custom blend burger, topped with layers of cheese, bacon, beer mushrooms, avocado, tomato, lettuce, and onions and served with fries, to name a few of the must-have offerings. And, of course, mimosas will also be available to accompany your delicious brunch offerings.

Live Entertainment

As you sip and dine at the Jury Room, you’ll have access to exciting live entertainment and additional events. Looking to plan a night out on the town in the near future? Mark Saturday, March 9, down on the calendar as local favorite Two Rocks Rye will be on hand, starting at 6 p.m., and playing popular cover songs and originals to entertain the crowd.

The Jury Room’s hours of operation are Wednesday–Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Visit the Jury Room and see why this collaborative brewpub brought to you by Geronimo Brewing and Lilly’s Gourmet is a popular new favorite in Doylestown.

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Doylestown Dining Spotlight: Bocelli’s

Authentic Italian fare and a warm, welcoming atmosphere are what you’ll find at Bocelli’s in Doylestown.

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Situated in the center of Doylestown borough at 33 North Main Street, this cozy BYOB spot offers an extensive menu, filled with Italian culinary delicacies ranging from freshly-made pasta dishes to flavorful chicken entrees and much more.

This is the second establishment under the Bocelli’s name, as the first eatery, Bocelli Italian Restaurant, opened 20 years ago in Gwynedd Valley. The first Bocelli restaurant was so popular, that opening a second one and bringing the Italian culinary flavor to Doylestown seemed like the perfect thing to do.

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When you dine at Bocelli’s in Doylestown, some of the menu items which will tempt you include the calamari fritte, mozzarella alla caprese, ravioli al formagio, lasagna verde, pollo francese, vitello piccata and so much more. Peruse the full menu online and discover all of extraordinary culinary dishes which await you at Bocelli’s. And, be sure to bring along your favorite wine to enjoy alongside your sensational meal.

Bocelli’s is open for lunch and dinner. If you stop in for lunch, be sure to take advantage of the $13.95 lunch deal, which includes a choice of salad, pasta and protein. Bocelli’s also offers catering services and your guests are sure to love the extensive options which this fabulous eatery offers for large gatherings.

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The hours of operation for Bocelli’s are as follows:

Lunch: Monday–Friday: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Dinner: Monday–Thursday: 5–9 p.m.; Friday: 5–10:30 p.m.; Saturday: 4:30–10:30 p.m.; Sunday: 4:30–8:30 p.m.

Visit Bocelli’s for dine-in or take-out and enjoy a few items from the lunch or dinner menu today!

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Where to Find All of Your Super Bowl Necessities in Doylestown

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend and now is the perfect time to start preparing for the big game. Whether having a few friends over to watch the game or planning a spectacular viewing party in your home, here are a few spots in Doylestown to pick up all of your Super Bowl goodies:

  • Villa Capri: Inviting some pizza lovers over for Super Bowl Sunday? Place your pizza orders with Villa Capri and order up some sensational pies, ranging from pepperoni-laden options to white pizza delicacies.
  • Doylestown Beer Authority: Find your favorite craft beer and domestic brew offerings at Doylestown Beer Authority. Purchase six-packs and cases for Super Bowl LIII and quench the crowd’s thirst with a great beer selection.
  • Mesquito Grille: Mesquito Grille is the spot to go for delicious chicken wings, available in a wide array of flavors. Order up these award-winning wings in a variety of wing counts, ranging from 10 to 100, with some other sizes in between. Some of the tantalizing flavors you’ll be able to choose from when you order your wings from Mesquito Grille include normal, hot, insane, honey BBQ, dry southwestern rub, Andrew’s spicy garlic parmesan and many more. You can also order a wide variety of party trays to feed the masses this Super Bowl.
  • Fine Wine and Good Spirits: Don’t forget about the wine and cocktail lovers on Super Bowl Sunday. Head to the PA Fine Wine and Good Spirits store on Veterans Lane in Doylestown and pick up some bottles of red, white and rose wine as well as your favorite liquors and mixers.
  • Uptowne Deli and Pizzeria: Hoagie platters are spectacular food offerings for football parties, so be sure to pre-order your hoagie platter from Uptowne Deli and Pizzeria for the Super Bowl. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
  • B&B Beverages: Another spot to pop in for domestic and craft beer options is B&B Beverages. In addition to six-packs and cases, B&B Beverages also offers growler fills for those who prefer draft beer specialties.
  • Lovebird: Lovebird is offering a stellar Super Bowl special tomorrow. Order an eight-piece bucket of chicken or large order of popcorn chicken and get a free side!
  • Artistic Pizzeria: Another spot for picking up a few pizzas for the big game is Artistic Pizzeria. Choose from a wide array of pie offerings, including barbecue chicken pizza, veggie pizza, margherita pizza and so much more.
  • Hickory Kitchen: It’s always a good time for barbecue and Hickory Kitchen answers the call with regard to your BBQ cravings. Order a few trays of barbecue specialties, such as pulled pork, ribs, wings and more.

Wherever you’re planning to spend Super Bowl Sunday this year, make sure you have plenty of delicious culinary bites and beverages on hand to enjoy during the big game.