Doylestown Dining Spotlight: The Hattery Stove & Still

Situated in the center of Doylestown at the historic Doylestown Inn is The Hattery Stove & Still. With a menu filled with tempting comfort food items to a full bar stocked with your favorite libations, The Hattery Stove and Still has it all.

The Hattery Old Fashioned

The enticing overall ambience of this restaurant which lies within the Doylestown Inn at 18 West State Street will draw you in from the moment you step foot inside The Hattery Stove & Still. The two floors of dining space, including the window-filled main floor area and the intimate lower level, boast exposed brick walls and beams, an eclectic array of elegant chandeliers, unique bar seating, and contemporary dining decor. This charming restaurant is so inviting, your intended happy hour drink at the bar may turn into a full dining experience, as you won’t want to leave.

The lunch and dinner menus at The Hattery Stove & Still are filled with a wide array of creative culinary items which don’t really fall into one specific cuisine category, which is a wonderful aspect. The chef creates dishes with a comfort food concept in mind, sure to feature many of your favorite culinary dishes, but all with their own contemporary twist. Some of the menu items include a savory French onion soup with Gruyere toast, flavorful chicken pot pie, seared scallop risotto, short rib poutine, bourbon garlic chicken, pork belly Reuben, and more.

For the breakfast crowd, The Hattery Stove & Still offers this important meal of the day as well. Enjoy a garden omelet, huevos rancheros, chicken and waffles, eggs Benedict, quiche du jour, apple French toast, and other delightful culinary dishes with which to start the day.

In addition to offering a spectacular regular menu, The Hattery Stove & Still offers special dining menus and events throughout the year. Two recurring culinary events include Comfort Food Thursdays, where creative comfort food specials are offered on Thursday, and the Chef’s Tasting, a five-course, prix fixe dinner held once a month.

If you’re looking to enjoy a drink at the bar or imbibe in a sensational adult beverage at your table, The Hattery Stove & Still bartenders will mix up your favorite drink for you as they offer a wide array of specialty cocktails. For the beer drinkers, the brew menu at The Hattery Stove & Still features plentiful craft beer options, as well as your favorite domestics and imports. Wine lovers certainly aren’t neglected at The Hattery either, as the restaurant features wines of a wide array, including white, red, and bubbly varietals.

Visit The Hattery Stove & Still today to sip a beverage at the bar or enjoy a full meal in the warm and inviting dining area. And, be sure to indulge in The Hattery’s dining specials and events which are held throughout the year.

 

CSA Sign-Ups Are Going on Now at Stoney Lane Organic Farm

Every so often I’ll include an organization or business in an article on ExploringDoylestown.com which is located outside of the Doylestown boundaries , as it’s just too good not to share. Stoney Lane Organic Farm in New Hope is one such business as they are offering an excellent Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and the sign-ups are now open!

Stoney Lane Lemon Cucumber

CSA opportunities enable individuals to receive farm fresh produce and other local items in a CSA package each week. Those who are interested in receiving fresh items straight from the farm on a weekly basis can sign up for a CSA package, choose from amongst various package options, and pay a set package fee to enjoy delicious and healthy farm-fresh goods each week.

The 2019 CSA package sign-up is going on now at Stoney Lane Organic Farm. The CSA features local organically grown items and the packages can include choices of meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables, local artisan goods, and more!

Ready to review the package offerings and sign up? All of the information is available on the Stoney Lane Organic Farm website as well as the sign up form.

Sign up for the Stoney Lane Organic Farm CSA program today and get ready for a summer filled with exceptional farm-fresh goods.

Photos credit: Stoney Lane Organic Farm

Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Doylestown

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Looking for some spots where you can celebrate today and enjoy sensational Irish food and drinks? Read on for a few ideas:

  • Playa Bowls: Grab a healthy Leprechaun Bowl at Playa Bowls, featuring their signature green base, banana, kiwi, coconut flakes, and peanut butter.
  • Baci Heart of Oak Pub: Head just over the Doylestown line to Buckingham and visit Baci Heart of Oak Pub for Guinness drafts and Irish food, such as the corned beef and cabbage culinary dish.
  • Geronimo Brewing at Lilly’s The Jury Room: Stop by The Jury Room and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends, sipping Geronimo brews and other libations while enjoying culinary bites from Lilly’s Gourmet.
  • Raymer’s Homemade Candies: Stop by Raymer’s Homemade Candies and pick up some Irish potatoes, shamrock-shaped treats, and more!
  • Penn Taproom: Visit Penn Taproom today for Irish libations and Irish-themed food, such as the Guinness steak pot pie.
  • Chambers 19 and The Other Side: Chambers 19 and sister spot, The Other Side, are hosting a big St. Patrick’s Day celebration all day long, with Irish food, Irish dancers, and fabulous Irish beverages.
  • Maxwell’s on Main: Craving a Guinness, whiskey, and some stellar Irish food to accompany your Irish beverages? Stop by MOMs today for all of your Irish-themed needs.
  • Villa Capri: Gather with your friends at Villa Capri and enjoy cold Irish brews and whiskey concoctions all day long.

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day walking around Doylestown and exploring all of the Irish-themed activities taking place!

Doylestown Dining Spotlight: Maxwell’s on Main

When seeking out a dining destination in Doylestown which features craft beer, uniquely prepared cocktails, and sensational Southern-style culinary dishes, Maxwell’s on Main, a.k.a. MOMs, located at 37 North Main Street, should be on the top of your list. From a stellar craft beer list to made-from-scratch culinary offerings of a wide array, there are many reasons to visit Maxwell’s on Main.

Creative Bar Offerings

MOMs Craft Beer

If you find yourself craving a drink from a craft beer bar which offers an excellent array of local and national craft brews, MOMs has you covered. With ten craft beers on tap and a large selection of cans and bottles, you’ll find the refreshing brew you’re craving at MOMs in Doylestown. Whether you are a fan of IPAs or prefer a wheat beer, the rotating selection at Maxwell’s on Main will keep you coming back for more.

If uniquely-prepared cocktails are more to your liking, you’ll like what MOMs has to offer as well. Some of the creative cocktails the MOMs bartending staff will mix up for you include the Skynard Jam, an enticing beverage made with vodka, cranberry-infused elderflower liquor, lemon juice, and local jam; Sharks & Sailors tiki cocktail, featuring aged Jamaican rum, allspice dram, pineapple juice, passion fruit puree, lime juice, honey simple syrup, and an angostura bitters float; and, Bubbles in Biloxi, made with gin, yellow chartreuse, atomized absinthe, pomegranate syrup, lemon juice, champagne, and powdered sugar, to name a few of the specially-created cocktails on the menu.

Maxwell’s on Main also offers a wide array of red and white wines for those who prefer this type of libation. Find some more of the intriguing MOMs drink options online and see which one piques your interest!

Southern-Style Culinary Dishes

MOMs Dinner Item

Even if you plan on just stopping in for a drink, chances are that you won’t leave without having some light bites or a full meal from the menu once you see the extraordinary culinary dishes roll out of the kitchen and pass you by on the way to the tables. MOMs serves lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sundays.

Some of the brunch menu items include the following delicious culinary bites: fried pickles with MOMs dipping sauce; cheddar hush puppies, served with apple and bacon jam; Rajun’ Cajun Po’boy, featuring scrambled eggs, tasso ham, crawfish, cheddar, and chipotle ranch dressing; The King omelet, complete with jumbo lump crabmeat, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms, and served with Creole home fries; bananas foster French toast, made from challah bread and served with maple syrup; and, shrimp and grits, to name a few of the delectable items.

As for the lunch and dinner menus, you’ll find plenty of tasty culinary items to choose from, including the following: fried green tomato with pepper jelly; wings with your choice of sauce, such as buffalo, maple bourbon, southern BBQ, Nashville style, and garlic parmesan; blackened chicken pita salad, featuring an eclectic array of items such as spinach, roasted apples, blue cheese, pickled red onion, and olive oil; pulled pork bowl topped with guacamole, pickled red onion, rice, jalapenos, and spinach; the Big Easy burger, a Creole-rubbed beef burger topped with cheddar cheese, tasso ham, and a chipotle cilantro slaw; pan-seared salmon with farro, roasted beets, and walnuts; 14-ounce grilled ribeye steak with bourbon sweet mash, Brussels sprouts, and pepper jelly; and, braised short ribs, accompanied by pepper jack and poblano polenta and crispy onions, to name a few items from the expansive menu.

Dining Specials

MOMs Prime Rib

Each week, the Maxwell’s on Main team serves up spectacular dining specials. For example, Sundays and Mondays at MOMs is Prime Rib Night, featuring prix fixe prime rib dinners for $24 per person, which includes your choice of blackened or grilled prime rib, a salad, and dessert. If chicken dishes are more to your liking, don’t miss Hot Chicken Tuesdays, where zesty Nashville-style fried chicken is yours for the taking. Wednesday nights are Southern Nights at Maxwell’s on Main, with prix fixe Southern meals up for grabs. No matter which night entices you the most, you’ll find made-from-scratch delicacies being served up every night at Maxwell’s on Main.

Live Entertainment and Events

MOMs Light

MOMs is also your go-to spot for top-notch entertainment and events throughout the year. Live music, fundraising events, DJs, karaoke, and more are all offered at Maxwell’s on Main. Tonight, Thursday, March 7, stop by MOMs for live music by RIPS, starting at 9 p.m. Check out MOMs entertainment page for other events taking place throughout the month of March.

Maxwell’s on Main’s hours of operation are as follows:

Bar: 11 a.m.–2 a.m.

Lunch: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Dinner: 4–10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 4–11 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and, 3:30–9 p.m. on Sunday

Brunch: 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. on Sunday

Head to Maxwell’s on Main and see why this dining, sipping and entertainment spot is extremely popular with Doylestown locals and visitors.

Photos credit: Maxwell’s on Main

Achieve Overall Fitness, Strength, and Confidence at Pennsylvania Pole Academy in Doylestown

There are many fitness options in the Greater Philadelphia area these days, ranging from gentle flow yoga offerings to high-intensity CrossFit sessions. In Doylestown, many fitness options are available as well. If you are searching for a fun and sure-to-get-you-fit type of workout, Pennsylvania Pole Academy should be on your fitness radar.

Located at 328 North Broad Street, Pennsylvania Pole Academy is Doylestown’s premier aerial fitness studio which has been offering a wide array of fitness classes for the past seven years, including pole fitness, lyra classes, resistance band conditioning, aerial yoga, and so much more. The class schedule will change periodically to provide new and unique class options to add to your fitness regimen.

Pennsylvania Pole Academy Pole Fitness

“Pole fitness is a wonderful way to not only get strong, lean and flexible but connect with your body in a meaningful way,” states Jane Fish, aerial fitness instructor at PA Pole Academy.

“When tasked with moving your body in space, your awareness of what your body is doing, how it’s functioning, becomes something you begin to tune into, which is amazing and has an amazing value you can bring into your daily life,” notes Jane. “And whether you enjoy the fitness element of pole or the more fiery movement aspects, you will absolutely have a blast doing it!”

Pennsylvania Pole Academy offers single class purchases, multiple class cards, and monthly memberships. Private sessions are also available. In addition, the Pennsylvania Pole Academy team supports our military and first responders and offers a 20% discount off of any service for military members and first responders and their families.

Looking for an exciting girl’s night out option? Pennsylvania Pole Academy offers party packages of a wide array and each guest is charged a per person fee, with a minimum of six guests in attendance. Get your girlfriends together, pop some champagne and learn some new fitness techniques taught by the knowledgeable and friendly staff at PA Pole Academy.

In addition to being an excellent spot to get in shape, the Pennsylvania Pole Academy is known for its welcoming staff, friendly participants and plentiful camaraderie all around. Those who have been to Pennsylvania Pole Academy, whether for a class or two or who hold a membership and attend classes regularly, all seem to express similar sentiments—that Pennsylvania Pole Academy is a place where you can feel comfortable, confident and welcomed in by the staff and other classmates.

Try a class at Pennsylvania Pole Academy today and see how it can improve your health and wellbeing, as well as provide you with a fun exercise option which you’re sure to love!

Photos credit: Pennsylvania Pole Academy

Quinoa Peruvian and Mexican Restaurant is Now Open in Doylestown

In January, it was announced that Doylestown dining favorite, Quinoa Peruvian and Mexican Restaurant, would be reopening at a new location in Doylestown, much to the applause and excitement of the local dining crowd. And, that day has come! Quinoa Peruvian and Mexican Restaurant opened its doors at the new location, 54 East State Street, for the first time yesterday and the reception it received was extraordinary as guests were welcomed in at the brightly decorated and inviting locale.

Quinoa Culinary Dishes

Now that Quinoa is open, Doylestown residents and visitors can once again enjoy all of their Quinoa menu item favorites and perhaps a few new culinary goodies as well. A few of the many extraordinary items to grace the Quinoa menu include the following: Peruvian sampler, featuring solterito de Quinoa, yucas with huancaina, palta a la reina and causa limeña; freshly-prepared guacamole; ceviche dishes of a wide array; chile poblano relleno; carapulcra, which is an enticing pork and potato Peruvian stew; chilaquiles; tempting fajitas; tacos de pescado; and, so much more. And, be sure to indulge in the popular Peruvian hot chocolate and delectable desserts, including tres leches, Quinoa flan, and helado frito, to name a few.

Also, Quinoa is a BYOB establishment, so don’t forget to bring your favorite libation to the restaurant to enjoy alongside the Quinoa culinary selections.

“We are excited to bring our culture and delicious food to the area,” states co-owner Jack Egoavil. “We want to give our patrons a little of the food we grew up eating on the Peruvian and Mexican side of the menu!”

Quinoa is open Tuesday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday, noon–9 p.m., and closed on Mondays.

Visit Quinoa Peruvian and Mexican Restaurant today at its new location in the center of Doylestown.

Photos credit: Quinoa

Enjoy an Evening Out at the Pink Gala and Help to Raise Money in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Local breast cancer nonprofit organization, Pine2Pink, has announced its next fundraising event, the Pink Gala. The organization and the Knights of Columbus have joined forces to present this extraordinary fundraising event on Saturday, March 16, from 6–11:30 p.m.

The Pink Gala will unfold at the Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, thanks to the support of the Saint Robert Bellarmine Knights. Tickets are now available for $100 per couple and admission includes a delicious dinner prepared by Chambers 19, an open bar, dancing throughout the night, and more than $100,000 in silent auction items. Some of the silent auction items up for grabs include a private catamaran excursion complete with crew in St. Thomas, a beach house stay in Myrtle Beach, luxurious jewelry and handbags, and even a Scottish getaway!

Best of all, the proceeds raised at this wonderful fundraising event will go directly to benefit local patients battling breast cancer.

Purchase your tickets ASAP for this breast cancer fundraising event, as the Pink Gala is likely to sell out. Can’t make it to the Pink Gala, but still want to show your support for those battling breast cancer in the local area? Donations are being accepted online to support Pine2Pink and this extraordinary cause.