The search term Downton Abbey regularly brings Googlers to Foobooz. It’s all because of a Downton Abbey dinner party that chef/owner Chip Roman threw last February at Blackfish in Conshohocken. On Sunday nights the traffic to the page skyrockets, often pushing the story back into the Most Popular Foobooz stories box. It even tricked our Social Media team, which posted the Downton Abbey dinner post this past Monday as if it were new. People immediately started calling Blackfish looking to book their table.
There was enough of a groundswell that Roman has decided to bring back the event. On Monday, February 24th. The dinner will be similar to last year and the price will be $100 per head.
To reserve your table, call Blackfish promptly at 610-397-0888.
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Tradestone Cafe swung open its doors in Conshohocken today. The cafe is giving away coffee today and tomorrow, Wednesday, January 29th. The cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In addition to coffee, the cafe, which is owned by Chip Roman (Blackfish, Mica, Ela) and Fred Ortega, offers freshly-made soups, sandwiches and gourmet confections.
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Exterior of 825 Chauncey Road, Penn Valley, PA
Known for his precise hand at recreating and restoring historical buildings, architect R. Brognard Okie was commissioned to refurbish the Betsy Ross House in 1937. Three years later, the Colonial-Revivalist directed the design of this Penn Valley farmhouse on a little over two acres of land.
Singular features include iron hinges, wide-planked floors, and three “extraordinary” fireplaces. One room has a mural depicting sailing ships and rolling hills.
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The Inquirer reports: “Former Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman Robert J. Kerns was arrested Tuesday on charges of rape, according to court records.”
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Today is the official opening of The Butcher and Barkeep in Harleysville. The bar and restaurant is being run by two former Standard Tap bartenders, Cody Ferdinand and Gerard Angelini along with chef Jeffrey Sacco, who comes from the Craft Ale House in Limerick.
The doors swing open and dinner begins at 5 p.m., lunch service will start on Monday November 25th.
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Photo by Samuel Markey.
Back in the day Conshohocken’s Blackfish offered lunch with a much-praised burger. Beginning tomorrow lunch returns to Chip Roman’s BYOB. And yes, there’s a burger on the menu. In fact there are two of them. Other highlights include French onion soup, chicken pot pie, roasted skate and four salads.
Lunch is offered Tuesday through Friday.
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Two longtime bartenders from the Standard Tap are opening The Butcher and Barkeep, a restaurant and bar located at 712 Main Street in Harleysville, the former home of the East End Ale House. Cody Ferdinand and Gerard Angelini along with Jeffrey Sacco, former chef of the Craft Ale House in Limerick are joining forces to create a casual dining experience with local beers on tap and classic cocktails.
The Butcher and Barkeep’s menu will offer seasonal dishes with a focus on local and sustainable products. Look for barrel aged cocktails and spirits in their house-designed and classic cocktails.
The Butcher and Barkeep will open November 20th, serving lunch and dinner daily. Look for the weekend brunch where you can rest assured the Bloody Marys will be a must-have.
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Officials in Bucks and Montgomery counties gathered at the Sellersville fire department yesterday to draw attention to the dereliction of its bridges and urge legislators to pass a long delayed transportation package.
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Today marks the opening day of both Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery and the reopening of Brittingham’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. It’s a big moment for Lafayette Hill as the two establishments that face each other across Germantown Pike have both been substantially upgraded.
Erin Wallace who owns Devil’s Den and Old Eagle Tavern has overhauled the old General Lafayette Inn. Head Brewer Scott Morrison (a five time medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival) is brewing six house-made brews. Twenty-four other craft beers will be available on draft. Chef Paul Trowbridge has developed a menu of beer-inspired food.
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Wyeth painting or listings photo?
Although best known for his hypnotic painting Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth was a celebrated realist painter whose regional focus spawned a number of naturalistic artwork depicting rural America. Wyeth grew up in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, just a little over an hour away from this newly listed farmhouse in Perkiomenville. Remarkably, these listings photos of this Montgomery County property are like Wyeth paintings come to life. Read more »