Sips – May 2015


Here’s what’s pouring

Brandywine Food & Wine Festival
Growing annual event moves to new location

The Fourth Annual Brandywine Food & Wine Festival will once again showcase the best wines and food of the Brandywine Valley on Saturday, June 13, from noon to 6 p.m.
Because of the festival’s growth, it is moving to a larger location: the Greater Chester Valley Soccer Association in Malvern, Pa. Guests can expect more vendors, and of course more wine and fun.

Featured area wineries this year are Black Walnut Winery, Borderland Vineyard, Grace Winery, Kreutz Creek Vineyards, Paradocx Vineyards, Patone Cellars, Penns Woods Winery, Stone Barn Cellars Winery, and Ten Gallon Hat Winery.

Food trucks, BBQ, ethnic foods, seafood, and desserts from various vendors will be available. The event also includes a photo booth and more than 15 craft vendors.

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Dogfish Head Will Host at Point-to-Point
Unique beer and food pairings available at May 3 festival/race

Raise a toast to the 37th annual Point-to-Point, and join Dogfish Head and friends at the exclusive Hospitality Tent along the rail at Winterthur on Sunday, May 3. A wide selection of ales and spirits with food pairings will be available, along with merchandise and the opportunity to chat with members of the Dogfish team. Tickets are $100 per person, and just 200 tickets are available.

Beers and cocktails include Starboard Bloody Mary Bar with Dogfish Vodka, Dogfish Mint Julep, 60 Minute IPA, Sixty-One, Namaste and Midas Touch. Appetizers and entrees include roasted beet salad, tomato basil bisque, lobster mac-and-cheese, chilled seafood, premium antipasti, a premium cheeseboard, and more. Desserts include key lime pie, chocolate mousse and strawberry shortcake.

Prizes and gift cards are available.

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Revamping Mojo 13
Iconic bar will lose the clown, undergo name change and more

Mojo 13, the nine-year-old bar on Philadelphia Pike known for metal music and a clown head ominously overseeing its entrance, is scheduled for some changes, including a new name, remodeling, a wider variety of music, and more craft beer options. Oh, and the clown will be gone. Renovations are headed up by new owner Matthew Jester of Newark, and a June grand opening is anticipated. The date is yet to be determined, and Philadelphia-based punk band The Dead Milkmen are rumored to be playing.

Stay tuned for more on the name change.

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