Bucks County


Founding Fathers Opens In Bucks County

A beloved Philadelphia sports bar Founding Fathers is expanding to Bucks County with a new restaurant, grill, sports bar and event/banquet space. A long-time restaurateur, a sport bar veteran and a rising new talent join forces on the grand opening of Founding Fathers Bensalem, presented by partners Dave Chiavaroli of Marmont and Cooper’s Riverview, Ken Hutchings of Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, Headhouse and Riverdeck, and introducing Zecheriah (Zek) Leeper.

The new concept will bring new life to the 14,000K space at 2900 Street Road that was formerly Quaker Steak and Lube and Great American Pub. It will include seating for up to 800+ people, free parking, a main bar and lounge, two brand new bars, a sports viewing suite and an affordable and beautiful private banquet room.

Founding Fathers Bensalem introduces The Franklin Room with a private event space for 150-200 guests for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, family functions, corporate events, meetings and workshops, and special events.

From the kitchen, look for freshly made, high quality dishes that will include appetizers, salads, pizza, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, entrees and hand-carved quality steaks. The owners bring decades of experience with the steakhouse side of the menu – offering one of the best quality affordable steaks in Bucks County so neighbors and regular guests can enjoy their big cuts several nights a week, during games and during family dinner.

In the kitchen, Chef Tim Bennett leads the culinary team. He brings with him 20+ years of restaurant experience including 17 years of expertise in the steakhouse business. For the opening menu, look for great quality food at the fairest of prices. The expansive menu features a large selection of appetizers, salads, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, entrees, steaks and sides. During the year, look for changing daily and weekly specials, plus some seasonal additions. Opening services will include lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night, with weekend brunch to launch soon. Book now for your Super Bowl Party!!


Bucks County: Peddler’s Village and Michener Art Museum Visit

Last weekend Mike and I headed out of town to Bucks County to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and a concert at James A. Michener Art Museum in their courtyard.

“Concert in the Courtyard” with Anthony Green and child Luke (they) last Friday night.

Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, founded in 1970 to educate the public about environmental issues impacting our planet. To commemorate this event, the Michener Art Museum will feature work by contemporary artists from the Bucks County and greater Philadelphia region that are investigating the effects of global warming, climate change, pollution, and related environmental concerns on bodies of water and aquatic species. Including large-scale painting, works on paper, sculpture and installation, this exhibition will celebrate the power of art to visualize ecological crisis and global change through the eyes of seven local artists. The exhibition runs July 20, 2020 – January 10, 2021.

Friday night Mike and I stayed at the Golden Plough Inn at Peddler’s Village. We had never been to Peddler’s Village and it was fantastic. I know my people on SM were shocked I had never been here before; it’s not that we hadn’t ever heard of it, we just never went. It was so adorable.

We loved all the shops and the grounds were beautiful. It being Halloween they had a cute scarecrow competition, which is still going on this weekend so go check it out. I’ve posted a few of my favorites.

Before we headed home we stopped by The Hellerick Family Farm in Doylestown. Right now is their Fall Festival with lots to do. It’s free to roam around the lower area of the farm, which is what we did, but to enter the main farm grounds it’s $12 and then pay as you go to participate in some of the activities. If we had more time we would have explored the farm more, but it’s nice to know there’s an alternative in the area to the really crowded farm experiences. Plus there’s ample parking. I’ll be in Philly for the weekend, in Center City and Chestnut Hill looking for all youse dressed in your Halloween finest. Hope to see you. Stay Safe, Wear Your Mask and Vote!!