EAT & DRINK: New restaurant, brewhouse taking shape in Phoenixville area, and more regional eats

Dinners are seen on the deck at Southern Cross Kitchen.
Dinners are seen on the deck at Southern Cross Kitchen. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Julia Grace Eveland. A Waffa-looza event at Waffatopia in Conshohocken benefits the Julia’s Grace Foundation.
Julia Grace Eveland. A Waffa-looza event at Waffatopia in Conshohocken benefits the Julia’s Grace Foundation. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Work is under way on two new Phoenixville restaurants: Morrell Park, “a casual counter-service café,” and Rebel Hill Brewing Company, a seven-barrel brewhouse. https://www.rebelhillbrewing.com/

Morrell Park’s chef-owner Michael Falcone (of Funky Lil’ Kitchen and Heart Food Truck fame) says the BYOB will feature “local, sustainable food sourced from smaller farms and purveyors as much as possible.” Look for “seasonal sandwiches, small plates, snacks, sides and coffee” come late fall. https://www.facebook.com/morrellparkcafe/

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Meantime, check out Exton newcomer California Tortilla, serving fresh, made-to-order burritos, quesadillas and more. http://californiatortilla.com/locations/exton/

Or head to Conshohocken for specials from the Conshy Girls Restaurant Group like BBB Night: $15 beer, bourbon and burger Tuesdays at Southern Cross Kitchen from 4 to 10 p.m. http://www.southerncrosskitchen.com

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Mondays at The Gypsy Saloon mean all-you-can-eat mussels for $16. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, get 2-pound snow crab legs with french fries for $30. www.gypsysaloon.com

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In other food news, love waffles and ice cream? Enjoy some for a good cause at Waffatopia in Conshohocken on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The charity Waffa-looza benefits Julia’s Grace Foundation, “bringing happiness, hope and hugs to children with cancer.” Suggested donation: $5 per person. Register at www.juliasgracefoundation.org

Also Aug. 19, Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford hosts Cars, Vines & Wines, a classic car show and wine festival, from 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is $16 in advance, $18 at the gate. Donate a new child’s toy to Carz N’ Toyz for hospitalized children and receive a free wine tasting. http://www.pennswoodsevents.com/

And Victory Brewing Company celebrates its annual BrewBQ cook-off Aug. 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Parkesburg brewery. Vote for the “People’s Pork” award. http://www.victorybeer.com/brewbq/

Speaking of competition, food trucks go head-to-head at Chaddsford Winery on Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday Aug. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. Admission is free. Wine and food are pay-as-you-go. https://www.chaddsford.com/pages/summer-food-truck-competition

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Garden overflowing? Learn how to prepare those veggies “from root to stalk” during a free class at Cutco Kitchen in Springfield Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 610-924-4574 to reserve a spot or visit www.cutco.com

Chaddsford Winery switches gears for its Mexican Fiesta Weekend Saturday Aug. 26 and Sunday Aug. 27 beginning at 11 a.m. Try $3 chips and pico de gallo, plus sangria and sangria wine slushies. https://www.chaddsford.com/pages/mexican-fiesta-weekend

Finally, reserve your spot now for next month’s Dine with Grace supper series at The Inn at Grace Winery in Glen Mills. The Sept. 27 dinner costs $95 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing. Call 610-459-4711 or visit www.gracewinery.com