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Doylestown Fall/Winter 2020/21

Town & Country

Doylestown Profiles • Dining • Shopping • Special Vibe • The Arts • Entertainment • Around Town


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From My Desk / Bob Waite

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wo WWII Navy veterans, Charles and Loretta Waite, not long after being discharged in Philadelphia, got married and went to the small Bucks County town of Doylestown for their honeymoon, staying at The Doylestown Inn. They were astounded by the architecture and surrounding countryside. At family gatherings my parents never failed to mention this idyllic town in Bucks County. The town, still beautiful has changed. As Chani McCormick, a writer from Denver, who visits Doylestown regularly, explains in “Doylestown—It Has A Vibe,” that there is something missing in objective histories of Doylestown. It keeps its small town feel and friendliness, but it is also urbane and sophisticated. That’s what makes it such a great place to live and visit. In the Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Doylestown Town & County we present Doylestown as a great place to live and to visit. We introduce you to people from the community in our Profiles section and we take you to different places of business and recreation in Around Town. In this premiere issue, we meet Jon Madle, a highly acclaimed mason whose passion is sharing his talent with others inside and outside the USA. We also get to know a little about the new director of the Michener Art Museum and how her experience and vision brought her to this position in these troubling times. Our featured artist in our Art department is Desmond McRory, who’s art points just as much to what isn’t physically seen as to what is. We also feature a notable landscaper, two restaurants that are as enjoyable for the atmosphere as for the scrumptious food and Bucks Beautiful’s plans to showcase gardens. We also list in our calendar places to go and events. Bill Waite, his wife Vicky and I feel privileged to produce this new magazine about Doylestown. I know my Mom and Dad would love the first issue of Doylestown Town & Country and we believe you will too.

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AROUND TOWN

Nonno’s Italian Coffee Parlor

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onno’s focuses on bringing authentic coffee beverages and the overall café experience you would find and see in Italy. The café serves authenic coffee beverages, gelato, ice cream & pastries, and is a favorite cozy hangout in town. Nonno’s is located at 6 East State Street. Stop by or visit them at www.nonnoscafe.com.

Simply Fresh

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all is in the air at McCaffrey’s Simply Fresh store. Once inside you’ll find fresh produce, gourmet preparpared foods and sandwiches, a crepe station, fresh sushi, hundreds of cheeses from around the globe, custom cakes, a gourmet coffee bar, a comfortable seating area, hundreds of organic and exotic product offerings and catering coordination for every type of event–from the most elaborate wedding to a backyard gathering. Each full-service department is staffed with food experts–chefs, butchers, seafood and cheese mongers, bakers and baristas–from opening to closing. McCafferys is located at 200 W. State Street in Doylestown. You can reach McCaffrey’s at 215348-1000 or vist them at www.mccaffrey’s.com.

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Busy Bee Toys

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usy Bee Toys is a family-owned toy store, specializing in unique toys that inspire play. carry a thoughtful, well-rounded selection of playthings to delight infants as well as adults. Owner Nerice Kendter believes that creative playtime is the foundation of a lifetime of learning. Nerice says Busy Bees toys is celebrating the Busy Bee Toys’ 14th year in business this October. She praises Doylestown for their support during the pandemic and encourages everyone to shop local to help all the small businesses in Doylestown. After seeing the inventory you should look no further this Holiday Season. Stop in Busy Bee Toys at 58 E. State Street, Doylestown, PA. You can call 215-345-6070 or visit www.busybeetoys.net.

Tague Lumber

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xtend your personal style into every room of your home with refined cabinetry from Medallion. Let no detail go unnoticed, from floor to ceiling cabinetry, to custom finishes featuring your own unique flair. Medallion specializes in semi-custom kitchen and bath cabinetry and all their products feature solid-wood construction, beautiful designer details, plus a huge variety of wood species, finishes, and styles. There’s a line of Medallion cabinetry to fit any budget and any project. See stunning full-size kitchen display at the Tague Design Showroom located at 6100 Easton Road, Plumsteadville, PA.Visit them at wwwTagueLumber.com.

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AROUND TOWN The Yellow Door

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he moment you walk into the Yellow Door you are drawn into creative displays of designer home furnishings and accessories. Evie Foster has a passion for home decorating and design. She has put together a collection of furniture, lighting, rugs and all kinds of unique items to beautify your home. She offers beautiful, unexpected pieces to complete your space. Yellow Door is exclusive dealer of LEE Industries, a bench built by hand in the USA company, committed to eco-friendly manufacturing, unparalleled quality, with products backed by a lifetime warranty. The Yellow Door is born from the dreams of women whose passion is to share their creative talents by providing a lifestyle environment, and curated products and services to the community. Creative, authentic lifestyle is their passion. Located at 130 Doyle Street, Doylestown, PA; 267-880-6611; www.theyellowdoorpa.com.

The Chapman Gallery

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ohn Chapman has been selling, framing, repairing and restoring art in his shop in Doylestown for over thirty-one years. His gallery features high quality and award-winning established Bucks County artists. John specializes in the sale of original work and fine prints and exhibits oil paintings, watercolor, pastel, original prints and acrylic. The custom framing department carries the highest quality frame companies such as Larson Juhl, Turner, Roma, Omega and many others. All framing is done on location.Visit The Chapman Gallery at 46 East State Street, Doylestown, PA; 215-348-2011; www.thechapmangallery.com. 10 Doylestown Guide 2020


The Paper Unicorn

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atty White’s Paper Unicorn shop has been a Doylestown institution in the heart of town for many years. The store has a wide selection of adorable gifts for the baby, lovely scented candles and disfusers and on trend jewelry and accessories. Also you’ll find sweets and unique fun gifts for everyone including locally made pillows, tea towels, pottery and masks. Located at 2. S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA; 215-345-8655; www.thepaperunicorn.com.

On A Whim

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riginality is Ivy Farber’s goal and how she chooses to stock her boutique, On A Whim. She carries the work of over 500 artists from around the world. She features one-of-a-kind pieces, contemporary crafts, jewelry, funky furniture, home decor items, and many unusual collectibles and gifts. Visit On A Whim at 3 Taylor Ave., Doylestown, PA; 215-348-9560; www.onawhimboutique.net.

Kid’s Castle

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id’s Castle playground is a spacious playground with castle and dungeon-themed slides, ramps and mazes for different age groups. The Castle is for children and has play opportunities for all children. Everyone can participate at their own skill level and enjoy the playground. Please help them build the kingdom with your donation. Located at 425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA; 215348-9915; www.savekidscastle.org. Doylestown Guide 2020 11


AROUND TOWN Patricia Hutton Galleries

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atricia Hutton first became interested in art as a young person studying in Europe. She has been an avid collector ever since. Patricia Hutton Galleries is located in the charming Kolbe House where she features American Impressionism and Realism by highly acclaimed, award winning artists from the Bucks County, Boston, Cape Cod and Cape Ann Traditions. The artwork is displayed throughout the traditionally decorated rooms so that her visitors may enjoy how the artwork might look in their own homes. The gallery prides itself on being a friendly, accessible and inviting place to browse and enjoy fine art in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Patricia Hutton Galleries is located at 47 West State Street, Doylestown, PA; 215-348-1728; www.patriciahuttongalleries.com.

Vela Restaurant

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ela is named for their location on Veterans Lane in Doylestown. Vela, translated from the Italian, also means “sail,” “sailboat,” or “sailing.” What could be more apt for a restaurant offering such a smooth, comfortable dining experience. Open for indoor and outdoor dining. Please call for reservations. Full food and beverage menu. Vela Restaurant is located at 140 Veterans Lane, Doylestown, PA 18901; 215-230-8352; www.veladoylestown.com. 12 Doylestown Guide 2020


Ornament Vendor

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yers Choice has released their newest Carolers® Figurines and they are ready to be ordered. Byers’ Choice has been handcrafting the Carolers® Figurines for over 40 years. The Christmas museum and gift shop has hundreds of Carolers and Kindles on display in heartwarming vignettes, as well as depictions of Christmas traditions from around the world. Another surprise is a trip to the North Pole, with the Kindles inhabiting every nook and cranny. From finishing last-minute toys to baking Christmas cookies, the Kindles are always striking just the right balance between work and fun at the holidays.This vision of Santa's workshop is just what every child imagines, complete with gingerbread houses, lots of snow, and even some Kindles sneaking off to the ski slopes.The figurine on displayed here is Ornament Vendor. Visit Byers’ Choice at 4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA; 215822-0150; www.byerschoice.com.

Peace Valley

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eace Valley Park is a 1,500 acre park located near Doylestown, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Bucks County Park System. The park surrounds Lake Galena, a 365-acre lake created by the damming of the north branch of the Neshaminy Creek. Enjoy walking along the trails and the beauty of Lake Galena.And, visit the Nature Center at the norhteast end of the park which has educational, bird-watching, and recreation facilities.The park and facilities are dedicated to both the preservation and observation of wildlife. The park is filled with hundreds of species of flora and fauna. Over 250 bird species have been sighted at the park, ranging from common sparrows to bald eagles. Located at 230 Creek Road, Doylestown, PA; 215-822-8608. Doylestown Guide 2020 13


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Doylestown Historical Society Come visit and see our collections and artifacts of our past in Doylestown. We also collect stories. The narratives are the human connection to our past and it is these stories that help bring history alive. Without the stories, all those photos, documents, and objects are just interesting things to look at. We also celebrate our past with events that commemorate Doylestown's people, places and events, so that they may long be remembered. Museum Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. 56 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901; 215- 345-9430. Decorate The Town November 14: We are looking for volunteers to help put up the wreath and snowflake decorations in town. Volunteers will meet at Starbucks, 10 N. Main Street, Doylestown at 8:30 am. Tools are no longer needed to hang the decorations, the process will be much quicker using 2 heavy duty extra large plastic ties. Volunteers will work in pairs and will need a 6 ft ladder. If you have a ladder at home, please consider bringing one if possible. We will have some on hand;www.dtownwinterfest.com.

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Santa’s Cottage Doylestown November 29 – December 24: Visit Santa at his Doylestown cottage located at State & Hamilton Streets. Santa and his elves welcome children of all ages and well behaved pets during his office hours.www.dtownwinterfest.com. Small Busincess Saturday in Doylestown November 28 10:00 AM 7:00 PM Small Business Saturday is a well-known day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. But because Doylestown has so many amazing boutiques and unique shops to try visiting in just one day, the shopping frenzy has been expanded to an entire weekend! This year, Discover Doylestown is excited to help spread the word for Small Business Saturday on November 28th. The weekend will include fantastic discount offers, unique and one-of-a-kind gifts, a festive holiday atmosphere, and personalized service from friendly shop owners! Please come out and show love to the locals who love you back! www.discoverdoylestown.org/events


34th Annual Bucks Fever Art Exhibition & Sculpture Show November 12: Opening Reception. Live entertainment from the Delaware Valley Saxophone Quartet. The Mercantile Doylestown Shopping Center, Doylestown PA; www.centralbuckschamber.com. Bucks Country Gardens November 21: Visiting Reindeer are Coming Bring your camera and snap a shot of these magical creatures! Reindeer will be in an enclosure and are not accessible for petting but their handlers will be here to answer all your reindeer questions. Masks and 6’ social distancing are required. Free event. November 23-December 13: Say Hello to Our Barnyard Animals. Perfect for the young and the young-at-heart! Find these delightful animals eager to greet smiling faces in our Covered Atrium surrounded by our fresh cut Christmas trees. Goats, sheep, a miniature cow and a llama will be here waiting for you! Masks and 6’ social distancing are required. Free event 1057 North Easton Road, Doylestown, PA. 215766-7800; www.buckscountrygardens.com. Pearl S Buck November 14-December 30: Festival of Trees November 27-December 6: Virtual Craft Show April 2021: Ribbon-cutting for the new Pearl S. Buck International Conference and Event Center, date TBA 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944; www.pearlsbuck.org Peddlers Village November 1-15: AppleTime in the Village November 1-January 2: Gingerbread House Competition & Display November 20-22: Merchant Open House January 1-31: January Sales Event Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA. 215-7944000; www.peddlersvillage.com. Peace Valley Nature Center November 1: Naturalist Forays November 17: National Take a Hike Day 170 North Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA. 215345-7860; www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org. Bucks County Covered Bridge Tour Ongoing: The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau and the Bucks County Covered Bridge Society present this self-guided tour of Bucks County’s covered bridges. The tour begins at Washington

Crossing Historic Park. The 90-mile tour makes a large circle through Bucks County and is designed so that travelers can start at any one of the bridges. GPS coordinates are given for each of the bridges. Pick up a copy of the brochure Visit the Historic Covered Bridges of Bucks County at locations throughout Bucks County. www.visitbuckscounty.com; buckscountycbs.org. Mercer Museum December 1 - December 31: Winter Wonderland: Daily Guided Tours at Fonthill Castle Throughout the month of December, daily guided tours at Fonthill Castle will showcase Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays. Fonthill Castle’s interior features Mercer’s renowned, handcrafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement, and the castle serves as an early example of reinforced concrete architecture with forty-four rooms, two hundred windows and eighteen fireplaces. Fonthill Castle is open seven days from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All members and guests should reserve and/or purchase their online tickets ahead of time at mercermuseum.org to avoid disappointment, as tour sizes are under limited capacity until further notice. Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be exchanged for a new date or time. 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901; 215-345-0210; www.mercermuseum.org Michener Museum November 1: Virtual Sunday Afternoon Concert: Academy of Vocal Arts November 5: Docent’s Choice: A Virtual Discovery November 10: Virtual Educators Open House and Artist Talk November 11: The Art of Stillness: A Deeper Look November 18: Virtual Studio Visit with Diane Burko November 21: Virtual Jazz Night: Najwa Parkins December 8: Virtual Climate Talk with Dr. Alicia Shenko December 15: Virtual Climate Talk with Dr. Melissa Langston Through January 10: Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water Through February 28: Syd Carpenter: Portraits of Our Places Through April 18: Fern Coppedge: New Discoveries 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pa 18901;215-340-9800; Michenerartmuseum.Org

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People  By Bob Waite

Kate Quinn Kate Quinn begins her directorship of the Michener Art Museum with a vision based on storytelling and collaboration with others

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ate Quinn, the new director of the Michener Art Museum, greets me in the lobby and bumps elbows before leading me into her office. I can feel her energy. She calls herself a designer and interpreter. I like that. Directors can be stuffy, but her hands-on, people-oriented style is conveyed by her easy manner, and I am sure she is smiling behind her Covid-19 mask. Kate visited the Michener while in graduate school at the University of the Arts. On an assignment, she asks herself, “How come I never knew about this place?” She sees it is a great institution. The collection is amazing. However she says, “I think it could be more dynamic. I want to know more about the artists and the paintings on display. There is more inner experience on the walls that needs to be interpreted.” As director she intends to make that happen. Kate’s background in art and design began, when as a sixth

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grader, she discovered how to use colors. One of her teachers, Sister Marita, she says, “… introduced me to pastels and that opened up so many ideas for me about color. And I started painting with acrylics in Junior or Senior year at Archbishop Prendergast High School.” Intending to go study art, Kate, instead majored in theater at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She saw a flyer about the theater department needing someone to paint backdrops and was drawn to it. Soon she realized how important design is, and how everything has to fit together—costumes, the play, staging, and all this coordination takes teamwork. She says, “I fell in love. I found my calling, which is to be collaborative and to work with people.” Kate used her design skills as a freelancer on many projects including the Philadelphia Flower Show, painting for television shows that were filming in the area, working for the Walnut Theatre, off Broadway productions and even doing carpentry work. She eventually found a permanent job at a marketing company in New Jersey. In her career as a marketer she did a red carpet treatment for The Grinch That Stole Christmas with Jim Carey where she used a green carpet instead of a red one. For doing this, she received a disturbing compliment. Some marketing people called her and said that what she did was brilliant. “And it was just at that very moment that I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t want to be brilliant for that!” This experience led to her going to the University of Arts in Philadelphia to complete an MFA in museum studies. The program focused on not merely doing physical design, but also interpretation— how their stories can be best experienced by the public. In 2006 Kate became the Director of 20 Doylestown Guide 2020

Exhibitions and Special Exhibitions for the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. There she served on an executive team that oversees all institutional planning and operations for the Museum. She led the planning and implementation for special exhibitions, gallery projects, public programs and special events. She oversaw more than 120 exhibitions. Now director of the Michener Art Museum, Kate Quinn begins her tenure with a wealth of experience in creating an atmosphere of collaboration and a visitorcentered ethos focused on storytelling. She says, “You should feel as impacted by the experience of walking through a gallery as you would be watching a movie that is well scripted and beautifully written.” Only being here since July 20, Kate wastes no time in fostering collaboration. “When I started here I spoke with and interviewed all of our board members and just asked them, ‘What do you see as the strength of this institution? And from your perspective, where are the weaknesses? What should we be doing? And many said we don’t have any offerings in the evenings.” Now the Michener is set to open up evening hours. The new evening hours will give people the opportunity to come to the Michener after work. “There will be a different vibe here. There will be people playing music, take away food is going to be available for people to eat in the garden and there will be activities for kids.” Concern over the pandemic has led the director and her staff to come up with a novel solution for people uncomfortable with spending time in a public space. The solution is a program called Private Eyes. “You get to make the choice to come to the Michener with that you know. The best way we thought to do that was to rent the continued on page 54


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Art  Bob Waite

Desmond McRory The techniques and subjects of Desmond’s McRory’s art point as much to what cannot be seen as to what is seen

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esmond McRory, who never had any previous interest in art, explains that while on a senior year abroad from the University of Scranton to England, he began spending his free time at museums, particularly the Tate Museum. There he became captivated by the work of British artist William Turner. “That’s what got me thinking about art,” he says. . During this year abroad he traveled on breaks throughout Europe. He visited great museums and galleries, and besides the Tate Museum and the National Gallery in London, he visited the Musée d'Orsay and Louvre in Paris, the Prado Museum in Madrid and in Vienna, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. By the time Desmond was in his twenties, he says he painted, but couldn’t devote the time he needed. He was drawn to the early New Hope school and particularly to Impressionists like William Langson Lathrop, who used Tonalist techniques in his landscapes.

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After retiring from AT&T Desmond now spends his time painting and traveling, mainly to Europe. Largely self-taught, he has taken classes with local artists like Bob Beck, Ty Hodanish and Peter Fiore. In an upcoming show at the Silverman Gallery running from November 7 through December 6, Desmond will be exhibiting new work that features new subjects and new techniques. He is using a substance called cold wax, which he mixes into the paint to give it extra body and achieve an effect called scumbling. “ I can scrape against the canvas and get a lot of interesting, complex textures.” In his show at the Silverman, he says, “I have done some new things. It is the culmination of two years’ work. I am bringing about 25 to 30 new paintings and the majority will be landscapes. I have some traditional landscapes such as a painting of the canal bridge and one called Winter Sunset.

Desmond is also showing some still lifes. Living in New Jersey, near Stockton, he has painted some still lifes of tomatoes from his garden, daylilies that he picked outside his home and Rose of Sharon, also on his property. The artist will exhibit several figure paintings. One that he is particularly fond of is Mother & Child. He describes it as “… a colorful impressionistic portrait of a woman holding the hands of a child.” Desmond also painted some animal paintings. His favorites are his paintings of a gold finch, a blue heron and a white egret. Desmond, a regular traveler to Italy, has a love for Roman Art and has painted several historical paintings. One that will be in the show is Destruction of Carthage with vividly colored fiery flames seen from the sea. Another historical painting is of Cathleen Ni Houlihan, a symbolic representation continued on page 54

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CLASS-HARLAN • Todd McCarty and Heather Walton Doylestown is a natural draw for families, professionals and business owners. Rich in the arts and culture, it is home of the Bucks County Court House, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown Hospital and the award-winning Central Bucks School District. Doylestown is close to Philadelphia, Princeton, New York City and the Poconos. Todd McCarty and Heather Walton, from Class-Harlan Real Estate are two successful business owners and community leaders who have built successful businesses, raised families, volunteered and given back to the community. And they know that the real magic of this community is the people—the residents, business owners, volunteers and community leaders who make Doylestown special. Todd says, “As an owner/partner of Class-Harlan Real Estate, The Doylestown Inn and The Hattery Stove and Sill, all located on West State Street, I have a real interest and am dedicated to serving this community. I grew up here, went to CB schools and am now raising my family here.” “Realtors are often the first friends of new residents,” says Heather Walton. “We are not only counted on to help people reach their real estate goals, but we are also counted on for helping them make connections, get necessary services and established within in their new community. This is a role we take very seriously.” Class-Harlan Real Estate is open seven days a week and has been serving the real estate needs of the Bucks County community since 1963. They can be reached at 215-348-8111 or www.ClassHarlan.com.

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BUCKS COUNTRY GARDENS- Tom Hebel and family Tom Hebel has been operating Bucks Country Gardens, known as Royer Nurseries in its early days, for 40 years. “That makes me sound older than I see myself.” Over the years the business has become a respected leader locally in our community and nationally in the horticultural industry. From the very beginning of his time in Doylestown, Tom has been an active and supportive member of many organizations that help shape our community. Bucks Beautiful, the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, the VIA and Doylestown Hospital, Heritage Conservancy, Pearl Buck, St Matthews Lutheran Church and the Bucks County Historical Society Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle are organizations Tom has served for years. “Barb and I are blessed to work and live in the Central Bucks community. Of course we appreciate the natural beauty of Bucks County; the bucolic countryside and quaint villages, the farms, forests and waterways. We’ve enjoyed the world class healthcare, quality education, history, arts and culture. We really like being in the middle of nowhere and yet everywhere at the same time: an hour to Philly and no more than three to State College, NYC, the NJ beaches and DC. But What makes Doylestown truly special is the passion, diversity and engagement of our community. For information about Bucks County Gardens, visit www.buckscountrygardens.com.


HERITAGE CONSERVANCY • Jeffrey L. Marshall Jeffrey L. Marshall, President of Heritage Conservancy in Doylestown, PA, has been saving land and historic resources at the Conservancy for over 40 years. Heritage Conservancy continues to lead the way in safeguarding the character of this community through its mission to preserve and protect our natural and historic heritage. In fact, the Conservancy was responsible for facilitating the listing of many of Bucks County’s historic towns on our country’s National Register of Historic Places, including Doylestown. Jeff’s preservation efforts have been at the national, state and local level. In his career, Jeff has served as President of the Board of Directors of the National Barn Alliance, was a founder and President of the Board of Directors of the Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania, and formerly served as President of the Board of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. Currently, he serves on the Board of Preservation PA and is a member of a number of local boards and committees. Jeff received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce as the “2015 Ambassador of Bucks County.” He was also the recipient of the inaugural “Bucks County Preservation Legacy Award” bestowed by the Bucks County Commissioners. If you’d like to learn more about Jeff and how Heritage Conservancy is making a positive difference for your community and how you can get involved, visit www.HeritageConservancy.org.


THE GRAPHIC EDGE • Deborah M. Albus Wagner In 1974 Deborah M. Albus Wagner graduated from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA. “I followed my dreams of being an artist and my path took some interesting turns. I ventured into the business world after college with a degree in illustration and formal training in jewelry.” Deborah worked in packaging and ultimately became an art director for a firm specializing in spiral labels. In 1981 she opened her own business, and eventually moved the business, the Graphic Edge, Inc., and her family to Doylestown. “I’m grateful to have received many awards and recognitions from local groups since then. Being a member of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and a VP on their board is one of my greatest pleasures.” Deborah has volunteered with and sponsored the local sports community for many years. Deborah is also a strong supporter of the arts in Doylestown. “Being a member of the Michener Museum, Mercer Museum, the Historical Society and the Heritage Conservancy brings me great satisfaction.” Additionally, she served on the marketing committee for Pearl S. Buck and as an Executive for the Republican committee. “I believe we all have a calling to share in the vibrance that our community of Doylestown has so richly grown and blessed all of us with.” Besides being the President/CEO of The Graphic Edge, Inc., Deborah is happily married to her husband, Tom, and they’ve built “an incredible life” in Doylestown for 26 years. Together they have four children, six grandchildren, and one dog. For more information about the Graphic Edge, visit www.graphicedge1.com. Doylestown Guide 2020 00


DOYLESTOWN BOOKSHOP • Glenda Childs Glenda Childs first visited Doylestown in 2012, when she was considering purchasing the Doylestown Bookshop. Glenda says, “I fell in love with the town and could not wait to be a part of this community—so rich in culture and charm.” After working for many years in education and moving around the country with her husband’s work, she wanted to do the research necessary to find a good location for an independent bookstore to succeed. “As I sat in my car on that first visit, waiting at the traffic light on the corner of Court and Main Street, the carillon began playing Climb Every Mountain. It was my first inkling that I had found the perfect place for my dream of owning a bookstore.” Glenda says, “The support of a community is what makes it possible for an independent bookstore to survive. I am happy to say that the Bookshop has now served Doylestown’s literary needs for more than 20 years.” The Doylestown Bookshop’s mission, she says, “… is to inspire a love of reading while supporting and connecting to the community through books, authors, and discussions of ideas. We look forward to fulfilling that mission and continuing to thrive in our community for many years to come.” The Doylestown Bookshop is located at 16 S Main St, Doylestown, PA. To reach the Bookshop, call 215-230-7610 or email mail@doylestownbookshop.com. For more information, visit www.doylestownbookshop.com.

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DOYLESTOWN CHEF • Keith Blalock Keith Blalock is the co-owner and Chef at PA Soup & Seafood House and the Penn Taproom, both located in Doylestown. Keith started his culinary career at the Cuttalossa Inn in Lumberville, PA over 36 years ago. Later he moved onto an Italian restaurant in Horsham, PA, Via Veneto, where he met his wife, Kathleen. This year they celebrated 25 years in marriage. Keith has prepared dishes ranging from French, Italian to Vegan. He is most wellknown for his homemade soups, which are featured at his restaurants. The most notable is the Creamy Crab—a recipe he developed after he and Kathleen enjoyed a Crab fondue at a little restaurant in Baltimore, MD. Other customer favorites include Mulligatawny, Sweet Sausage and Lentil, Butternut Squash and Jambalaya. Both locations serve Americana pub fare cuisine including soups, gourmet salads, sandwiches and entrees. The daily routine of running two restaurants keeps him busy. Starting his days early, Keith and his kitchen staff prep and set up for the day. He feels very fortunate to be a part of Doylestown community for over 16 years. He has met many people over the years and always takes time to meet and greet his customers. The best part of his job is hearing how much they enjoy his food. PA Soup & Seafood House is located at 22 S Main St, Doylestown, PA. For more information www.pasoupandseafood.com. The Penn Taproom is located at 80 W State St, Doylestown, PA. For more information, visit www.penntaproom.com. Doylestown Guide 2020 00


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Doylestown It Has A Vibe

By Chani McCormick

Doylestown is a great place to visit, live or move into, and when you do you will fall in love with its vibe

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ust to get an objective look at Doylestown I read a few histories. In them I read about the architecture and the influence of various architects and how the town began at a crossroads where a tavern was built. I read about the shifting line that demarcates the township from the town, and the fact that Doylestown is a cultural center, which it is. All these things I read are definitely true.

Doylestown certainly has an interesting history and it has beautiful architecture going back to the early 19th century and even two world class museums, but there is always something missing in these formal reports. Missing is the feel of walking down State Street on a brisk autumn day and stopping into Nonno’s Italian Coffee Parlor to have a warm cup of freshly ground coffee with biscotti and Doylestown Guide 2020 33


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talking to a friend. Or browsing through magazines and books in the Doylestown Bookshop on Main Street. And going to an opening at an art gallery where people who love the artists come to see them personally and admire their work—often buying more than they expected to. Doylestown’s galleries are treasure troves of regional art and more. The Patricia Hutton Galleries specializes in Impressionism and Realism by award-winning artists from the Boston, Cape Cod, Cape Ann and Bucks County Traditions. The Chapman Gallery offers original work and fine prints by living Bucks County area

artists. The Rich Timmons Studio & Gallery specializes in large original paintings. Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio focuses on the Pennsylvania Impressionists, the Philadelphia Ten, and painters from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. A little north of Doylestown is the Silverman Gallery, known for its prime selection of Bucks County Impressionist Painters. Doylestown is more than its buildings and history—it has a vibe. It’s size and look say small town but it’s vibe is cosmopolitan, surpassing the stereotype. It has a slow pace and a hustle. Art lovers are pleased to

Opposite,The historic Lenape Hall Building houses Lotus Apparel on corner of East State Street, Above, Eden Oranics.

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be able to visit a world class art museum like the Michener which is dedicated “to preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Delaware Valley region.” They love to walk through colorful exhibitions of the Pennsylvania Impressionist painters, the sculpture gardens, the furniture and crafts exhibits, and the traveling exhibits that come from all over the world. Regional and cosmopolitan. Both seem to kiss, making Doylestown what it is to both residents and visitors. Doylestown is where what is eccentric can become common. Henry Chapman Mercer’s penchant for collecting preindustrial Above, historic building that once was The Fountain House tools and artifacts during the time and now is the home of a Starbucks and several offices. they were being replaced by the Below; The County Theater on East State Street. Right: products of mass production has The Doylestown Inn and Hattery on West State Street. left us the Mercer Museum. This 36 Doylestown Guide 2020


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Opposite top, Rakkii Ramen Restaurant. Opposite bottom, Payton Jewelry. Above, the Magill School House the home of the Doylestown Historical Society.

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Opposite, a view of the Fonhill Castle, Henry Mercer’s home. Above, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, built by Henry Mercer and still making the world’s renowned Mercer Tiles. immense concrete structure that began with Mercer’s collection of 30,000 artifacts has over the years built up the collection to 40,000. The Mercer Museum has recently added a new wing with interactive exhibits that add to the adventure of visiting this world class museum. The vision, brilliance and eccentricity of Henry Mercer has also left Doylestown with the still operating Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, and Fonthill, Henry Mercer’s home. Foodies love Doylestown. There are many restaurants with catchy names such as the Water Wheel Tavern, The Hattery Stove & Still, Honey, Slate Bleu, Em-

panada Mama, Domani Star, Quinoa Peruvian & Mexican Restaurant, The Station Taphouse, and the list continues. Doylestown has everything from street food to fine dining, from Moroccan to Mexican. Doylestown restaurants can satisfy the palate of food savvy fine dining New Yorkers and, at the same time, farm-totable-eat-local advocates. Boutiques and shops line the streets in the center of Doylestown. These shops sell men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, arts and crafts, flowers, shoes, sporting goods, toys, books, sound equipment, electronics, cameras, gifts, baby Doylestown Guide 2020 41


gifts, stationery, antiques, collectibles, and a sundry menu of other specialties. In the Doylestown Shopping Center are major national retailers and along all the main arteries coming into town are small shopping centers offering a plethora of goods and services. Doylestown is the center of county government and justice. The new courthouse brilliantly gleams in the sunlight and is more attractive than any of the courthouses in neighboring counties. And adding to the beauty, stately Federal-style

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brick buildings are visible on Lawyers' Row. In the town’s historic district there are gracious Queen Anne, Second Empire, and Italianate homes. The historic district has close 1,200 buildings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Doylestown is a great place to live. The intermixing of the historic with the contemporary make it both family friendly and up-to-date. The Central Bucks School District is ranked among best school districts in the United States and the state of Pennsylvania. It is the 49th safest in


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the U.S., has the 97th best overall rating in the country and is ranked 8th best in Pennsylvania. Doylestown is a great place to visit. I am not a resident, but I enjoy so much walking the historic district, browsing in bookstores and going to openings at galleries. I love the Michener Art Museum, the Mercer Museum, Aldie Mansion, Fonthill, Moravian Pottery and Tile 44 Doylestown Guide 2020

Works. I enjoy dining at Doylestown’s restaurants and talking to the friendly people that are everywhere. I like small towns and big cities, and Doylestown’s vibe is both. Chani McCormick is a freelance writer who lives in Denver Colorado and makes several trips a year to Bucks County to visit her family and her favorite town—Doylestown.


Left; Mercer Musuem and above the log cabin on the grounds of Mercer Musuem. Below; Wagons behind the log cabin.

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Home  Chrysa Smith

Sharing It With The World Jon Madle at Home and Hearth Masonry does award-winning custom stone work inside and outside your home

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eographic regions have their own identity. In Bucks County people from other states clamor to get a peek inside an old stone farmhouse. The nostalgia. The charm. The stuff house tours and HGTV’s Stone House Revival are made of. Meet Jon Madle of Home and Hearth Masonry. A veteran stone mason located in Perkasie, he likes nothing better than to get his hands on these structures and let his talent go to work. As you might expect in the county with a hundred plus year-old buildings, a large portion of a mason’s work is restoration. And so it goes that Madle, who got much of his training on the job, laid his carpenters tools to the side and picked up his trowel and hasn’t looked back. During trade school Jon, who studied carpentry, worked for a friend’s family who owned and operated a masonry business. He was hired for his carpentry skills, but as he says of the masonry trade, “I fell into it.” Accepted as an apprentice for the Philadelphia Brick

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Opposite, Jon Madle standing by an outdoor hearth that he built. Above are outdoor projects including fireplaces, a chimney and a restoration of of a Bucks County home that Jon completed. Bottom right, Jon uses part of his earnings to donate, volunteer, sponsor, and do mission work from right here at home, to thousands of miles away. Here he is enjoying time with children in Guatemala, where he donates his time and his skills to help improvished families. Doylestown Guide 2020 47


Inside black and white fireplace with nice tile work. Right; custom walkway.

Layer’s Union, he became a journeyman and eventually received his certification. And somewhere around age 22, he was in business. “I started off with restoration work, stone and older homes,” Jon says, “and then redirected my focus onto fireplaces and chimneys. I moved from Chestnut Hill to Bucks County back in 2008 and found old homes with bake ovens that people wanted me to work on. I took classes, received certifications and learned how to restore them.” You might say it’s a niche market, with about eighty percent of his business coming from restorative work, the other building custom fireplaces, both indoors and outdoors, laying walkways and maintaining it all. Jon will tell you that one of his favorite projects was a job involving Mercer Tile. In fact, those with historical properties and who live in Central Bucks are likely familiar with the use of Mercer Tile within backsplashes, floors and fireplaces. While most Mercer Tiles are clay, this one involved a concrete tile that Henry Mercer came up with in the early part of the 1900s. Known as a color concrete inlay, classes on this type of tile are offered at the Moravian Tile 48 Doylestown Guide 2020

Works in Doylestown. Madle took the concrete tile class for a fireplace project. While there, he met up with another artisan named Jesse, and the two collaborated on the project. They built concrete tiles for the fireplace and a bake oven, which not only won them the hearts of their client, but worldwide recognition as well. An annual competition brought Madle and his friend face-to-face with masons from around the world. Germany. China. And in that year, 2014, they won the international title. Jon does a consultation with each prospective client, followed by a pencil and paper sketch to scale. Materials are selected, custom details are added and as expected, constant communication with the client until the work is complete. “I make masonry that suits lifestyles, as opposed to a standing structure that supports a deck.” The North American Masonry Heater Association (MHA), who sponsored the award, and other trade organizations have been a great source of referrals for him. In fact, referrals account for the largest part of Jon Madle’s work. And he’s busy in what I would estimate is one of the best places for a stone mason. Annual maintenance is im-


portant in preserving the lifespan of a fireplace. And with two level fireplaces costing anywhere from $80-$100k, that investment is one of a lifetime. While indoor, historical fireplaces are perhaps the bread and butter of the business, increasingly, Madle has turned his attention also to outdoor living spaces. “People are home more, working on their homes and outdoor entertaining is more popular,” according to Jon. He tries to add features that can really enhance outdoor entertaining. Features like concrete benches, tables and countertops and also hearths. Adding a bench next to a fireplace will radiate the heat through the concrete, warming the bench for cooler weather. “My core belief is finding out you are good at something and then sharing that with others; helping people—making the world a better place,” Jon says. And he has. He went to Guatemala a couple of times to

help impoverished people cook in their homes with corrugated metal roofs. Smoke had been building up inside, causing a high incidence of health problems. Madle helped build structures that would redirect or vent cooking smoke outdoors, improving their quality of life. In Bucks County he helped build a memorial skate park for a skateboarder involved in a fatal car accident. While located in Perkasie, Jon Madle’s Home and Hearth Masonry business does work throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area, serving older homes in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. But as I suspect, he has a long-term influence upon people well beyond our borders. For more information call 610-844-2838 or visit www.homeandhearthmasonry.com. Chrysa Smith is a regular contributor to Bucks County Magazine.

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of Ireland during occupation by the British. All Desmond McRory’s work is mystical, transcending normal human sensory experience. This is particularly evident in his religious paintings. Yearly travelling to Italy with his wife Jane (except this pandemic year), Desmond is drawn to the wealth of religious art. “I am impressed by the number and quality of Caravaggio paintings.” These have inspired Desmond to paint thematically on religious themes such as The Deposition” (the taking of Christ down from the cross) and The Annunciation. This other-worldly aspect of Desmond’s paintings is also shown by his interest in mythology. Several mythological paintings will be on display at the Silverman Gallery, including a painting of Atlas. The mystical aspect of Desmond McRory’s paintings is tied to techniques that convey something beyond the physical subject. The techniques that he uses emphasize background which sets the tone for the viewer. When he was drawn to William Turner as a student abroad, he understood that color and line can be used to create atmosphere, not simply create photo-like representations. Desmond’s landscapes are set in morning, early evening or when there is snow. The background is as important as the subject. A feel of transcendence is communicated by a skillful use of color, light and texture. There is something shown that normally cannot be seen. Even a painting of a heron has spiritual significance. Desmond McRory’s art is contemplative, giving us a language beyond mere physicality. The world is more than mere physicality. Desmond says, “The most important things are what is behind what you see.” His show, titled Desmond McRory: Vi54 Doylestown Guide 2020

sions of Bucks County and Beyond, opens on Saturday, November 7 with an artist meet and greet from 3 to 7 p.m. The following Sunday, November 15, is the second meet and greet event from noon to 4 p.m. The show runs through December 6. Desmond McRory says, “I like to talk to people about my art. I look forward to meeting people and answering any questions they may have.” The Silverman Gallery is located in in the Buckingham Green Shopping Center, 4920 York Road, Route 202, Holicong, PA. For more information, call 215794-4300 or visit www.silver mangallerybuckscountypa.com. DT Bob Waite is the editor of Bucks County Magazine and Doylestown Town & Country.

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museum to you and a group of your choosing. It’s a fixed rate and for two hours for you and your group have the museum to yourselves. The staff is here doing what it does but removed are the strangers.” Kate sums up her vision of the ideal museum saying, “I would love for people in this community to feel about this museum the way Philadelphia sports fans feel about the Philadelphia Eagles. This means thinking about what interests people and asking ourselves, ‘How we get back to storytelling? And can this be the place where people are to come with their friends for a cup of coffee in the morning?’” Kate Quinn wants people to love the Michener Art Museum so much that they tell everyone about it. And I am sure they will. DT Bob Waite is the editor of Bucks County Magazine.


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Our programs include: RePlant Bucks Bucks Beautiful is leading the way in the reforestation of our community. To date we’ve installed 1,525 native trees at parks, historical sites, schools and non-profit facilities. The plantings were possible with support from several local landscape firms. Contributions are welcome to reach our goal of 10,000 new trees for future generations.


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The Kitchen & Garden Tour - June This event offers an inspiring mix of properties in Doylestown, with top local designers showcasing their finest work. Bucks County Master Gardeners are also on hand to educate guests. Funds raised go towards garden grants, horticultural scholarships and educational programs. To donate, volunteer or for more information, call 215-340-3639 or visit our website www.bucksbeautiful.org.

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at the historic Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm. Proceeds from the live and silent auctions benefit Replant Bucks, the Bulbs for Bucks and other community beautification programs. Auction items from the community are always greatly appreciated.

Opposite, The Kitchen & Garden Tour featuring thePoretta Residence on W. Court Street in Doylestown. Above left, Jeannine Mitchell, President of the Environmental Advisory Council and her husband Steve Dylinski, a certified Tree Tender. They partnered with Doylestown Township and Doylestown Borough with the planting of 21 native trees at Doylestown's Pools Corner (the Park & Ride at Rt 202 and East State Street). Bucks Beautiful provided a 50/50 grant for the tree planting, which took place the weekend of September 11th and 12th 2020. Above right, Brooke and Ella Orlando standing in front of with daffodils at Mercher Museum.

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Dining Out  John Roberts

The Waterwheel Tavern

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he Water Wheel was built in 1714 by John Dyer as a grist mill and after Prohibition was repealed in 1933, it became an inn and tavern. Bill Haas, the present owner, did an extensive industrial chic renovation almost six years ago. Paintings and images portray the water wheel theme with a really interesting base relief of gears on one wall, a stone fireplace and candelabras that hang from the wood-beamed ceiling. There is a large outdoor dining area to comfortably seat customers, and it has a corrugated roof to protect patrons from rain. As the temperature drops, owner Bill Haas plans to continue outdoor dining by adding 12 heaters. And now there is indoor dining at The Water Wheel Tavern. 58 Doylestown Guide 2020

The Water Wheel Tavern is known for its service. From the manager to the servers, customers mention their friendliness and attentiveness. Bill Haas says, “They are a great staff and they stayed with us through the Covid-19 restrictions. They are well-trained and enjoy serving our guests.” The Water Wheel is following all the safety guidelines to keep the customers safe by keeping all tables a minimum of six feet apart, having rules for the staff wearing facemasks and gloves at all times. Menu’s are disposable. Customers must wear facemasks when not seated at a table. And to insure the safety of the guests and staff, there will be a crew solely continued on page 60


The Hattery Stove & Still

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hen entering The Hattery Stove & Still, there is flow, a kind of funky, yet classy ambience. Descending into the basement is like traveling back in time. This is a result of a remodeling effort of Daryl Rost and his very talented wife, Samantha, a designer whose ideas and themes made this restaurant a beautiful and winsome space in 2012, when Daryl and Samantha took on this very innovative and unusual project. On entering the Hattery you will see chandeliers of all shapes and sizes hanging from the ceiling. This space, that once housed a Hattery and in the basement a speakeasy, is located at the Doylestown Inn. It colorfully puts its history on display. In the lobby bar, for example, there are lights

in fixtures that are made using antique hats. The bar features a base constructed from antique wooden beverage boxes and a stainless steel bar top containing a medley of rivets reminiscent of a vintage aircraft wing, symbols of traveling and its history. In addition to the inventive bar designs, the restaurant is adorned with reclaimed pumpkin pine floorboards, an antique still, a collection of burlap coffee bags, a wall of antique suitcases, dozens of cigar boxes, a player piano, a collection of period photos from around the region dating back over a hundred years and a circa 1920 ice chest. The Hattery offers seasonal brunch and lunch and dinner menus that can be viewed online at www.hatterydoylestown.com. On the current breakfast and lunch menus are Doylestown Guide 2020 59


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focused on sanitation during hours of operation. Also since the indoor dining is restricted to 50 percent capacity, so reservations are required and they will be staggering reservations in order to ensure the safety for guest arrival. Events for smaller groups can be held in private rooms—please call for details. The fall menu at the Water Wheel can satisfy just about all tastes. You can build your own burger or choose from several on the menu, such as the Steakhouse Burger, built with chargrilled corn and black bean salsa, fire-roasted red pepper guacamole, pepper jack cheese, tortilla strips, cilantro lime aioli. Other sandwiches include Harvest Chicken Salad, Cheesesteak, Short Rib Grilled Cheese, Ahi Tuna Wrap, BBQ Pork Tacos and others. Salads on the menu include Strawberry Salad (a delightful combination of mixed greens, strawberries, toasted almonds, wine-soaked cherry tomatoes, goat

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starters like Asparagus Oscar, delicious prosciutto wrapped asparagus, jumbo lump crab and Hollandaise. and Avocado Toast. The Hattery Cobb has romaine, tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles, chicken, bacon, hardboiled egg, avocado and apple cider vinaigrette. Brunch Classics include Hot Mess Vol #2—a delicious combination of sausage gravy, white cheddar, sriracha aioli and sunny eggs over crispy fries. Trenton Benedict is a hit for those who know about Tren60 Doylestown Guide 2020

cheese, candied walnuts, champagne poppy vinaigrette), Garden Salad, Harvest Salad and Caesar Salad. To any salad can be added chicken, salmon, shrimp, crab cake, steak, and ahi tuna. Entrées at the Water Wheel include mouth-watering Filet Mignon (with honey balsamic demi-glaze, garlic smashed potatoes, haricot vert), Jail Island Salmon, Braised Half Chicken, Fish And Chips, Honey Balsamic Short Rib, Twin Crab Cakes, Steak Frites, Surf and Turf Skewers and Pan Seared Scallops. The Water Wheel also has a children’s menu that includes Pasta with choice of Marinara or Butter, Plain Cheese Pizza, Mac & Cheese Fritters, All-White Meat Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Burger, Grilled Cheese and Garden or Caesar Salad. The Water Wheel tavern is located at 4424 Old Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA. For reservations or information about smaller events, call 215-3488300 or visit www.waterwheeltavern.com. Tuesday—Thursday 4 p.m.–9 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. (not open for brunch); closed Monday.

ton and its claim-to-fame breakfast meat— pork roll. Also available are Huevos Rancheros, Egg White Frittata, Stuffed French Toast and Build At Your Own Risk A la Carte Breakfast. Entrées for lunch include such delectable offerings as Chipotle Shrimp Tacos, O’Henry Burger, Quiche of the Day and Chicken or the Egg Sandwich (an appetizing sandwich with buttermilk fried chicken thigh, white Cheddar, sriracha aioli, bacon, tomato and a sunny Egg). For dinner you can select from a menu that has these tasty entrées: Jackson Square Crab & Shrimp Cakes, Flat Iron Steak, Pan Roasted Salmon Skewers, and Hattery


Chicken Pot Pie (roasted chicken, carrots, onions, sweet peas, celery, Yukon gold potatoes, roasted garlic cream, flaky pie shell baked ‘til golden brown). Other interesting offerings are Cauliflower Cake, sea bass, Barbeque Chicken and Mushroom Tagliatelle. Wine by the glass and bottle, flavorful cocktails, bottled, canned beer and 14 rotating taps are found on the Wine & Cocktail menu. The Hattery, serving Lunch, Dinner and Oh So Delicious Brunch 7 Days a Week is now open for indoor and outdoor dining. The menu is updated to feature the tastes of the changing seasons. The Hattery is located at 18 W State St, Doylestown, PA. For reservations, call 215-345-1527 or visit www.hatterydoylestown.com. Monday¬–Thursday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Available for dine-in and takeout.

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