Summer Harvest

Chaddsford Winery kicks the summer blues, and localvores have a new over-the-line home.


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Welcome to Home Skillet, a locally-grown food and wine blog that reveals the delicious bounty of Mother Nature. Here’s the haps for this week:


Saturday, May 29–Monday, May 31: What’s better than a sunny afternoon sipping wine beneath a tree, picnic spread at your feet and dulcet blues music wafting in the breeze? How about three sunny afternoons sipping wine beneath a tree, picnic spread at your feet and dulcet blues music wafting in the breeze. (Didn’t see that coming, didja?)

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The annual Brandywine River Blues Festival gets cooking this weekend at Chaddsford Winery, where six bands will perform over the course of three afternoons on this holiday weekend.

A $25 admission nets wine tastings, a souvenir wine glass, and two concerts. Food will be available from Pace One Restaurant, but guests are invited to bring their own picnics (although no other alcoholic beverages are permitted).

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Click your way over here for more, and to grab your tickets for the fest, which runs from noon to 6 p.m. every day.


            New digs: From restaurateur Dave Magrogan (Kildare’s Pub, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House) and partner Dana Farrell comes Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, which opens this month in Glen Eagle Square in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania (next to the Banana Republic).

            Harvest, as you can probably glean from the name, stresses seasonal, locally-grown cuisine, with many entrées landing under 500 calories. Chef Brian Duffy helms a menu that includes steak and mushroom flatbread,  free-range rotisserie chicken with barbecued zucchini and squash, and more. Get a sneak peek over here.

            In the meantime, here’s a look at the inside.





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