Each summer for the last seven years, West Chester-native and local chef TJ Mchugh has quietly gathered the area's freshest produce and chopped his way to one of the genuinely great tributes to summer’s bounty. Juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, a bite of onion, chewy balls of, get this - gnocchi. But if you’ve not yet heard of this summer masterpiece, I would not be surprised. It’s the kind of delight that requires you to know a guy.
You may have arrived home this weekend to find a door hanger breaking down the benefits of a community-owned grocery store. Benefits like walkability, healthy, local food options, and convenient hours. This has long been a goal of the West Chester community, yet results remain elusive. Now six years after forming, the West Chester Co-op is ready to make some moves. See what's next in our quest to shop local.
Once upon a time for Valentine’s Day, I did a post on Instagram accounts I love. In full support of virtual escapism, I thought I’d revisit the topic with some West Chester newcomers (or newly found) who are doing their best to help us live vicariously. It’s not exactly easy to keep content fresh during a pandemic but these pages keep chug, chugging along.
Maybe it’s the cooling temps (and the promise of layers), but I’ve been craving a hearty breakfast out. So, when my favorite Facebook mom’s group took a poll on the best breakfast spots in West Chester, I had to share. A big stack of pumpkin spice pancakes? Yes, please.
I didn’t even know this was a possibility until a year ago, and now I’m obsessed with the idea.
Hey, West Chester, I have a treat for you! Six local Instagram feeds you are going to want to follow. Happy Valentine's Day!