Beer and strawberries and fundraisers, oh my! But first, here’s what’s new on the restaurant scene.
West Conshohocken welcomes Imbibe Food & Drink, “offering seasonally inspired cuisine,” wine and craft cocktails. It’s the latest from the owners of Restaurant Alba in Malvern and Biga Pizza + Beer in Bryn Mawr. www.imbibefoodanddrink.com
In Villanova, Main & Vine brings “Northern California cuisine to the Main Line.” It’s now open for dinner with lunch and weekend brunch to follow. www.mainandvinebistro.com
And Chadds Ford’s home to La Piña Valley Cantina, “an upscale casual Mexican restaurant and bar.” In Spanish, la piña means the pineapple, a classic symbol of hospitality. www.lapinacantina.com
There’s a new food truck’s in town. “If you can’t make it to Suburban, Suburban will come to you!” says Eric Yost, chef/owner of Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden in Exton and Suburban Brewing Co. in Honey Brook, where you can find the truck most Friday and Saturday nights. www.suburbanbg.com
In other food news… Love Martha Stewart? At The Table BYOB in Wayne offers a “Martha-inspired menu” for its Tuesday Tastings series May 22 and 29. The four-course dinner features crab croquettes, saffron risotto and more, $55. www.atthetablebyob.com
Don’t miss the famous strawberry shortcake at the Brandywine Strawberry Festival Thursday, May 31 to Sunday, June 3 on the grounds of Brandywine Hospital. Come for the food, rides, games and fireworks to benefit the Coatesville community. www.brandywinestrawberryfestival.com
Relax with some “craft beer, local wine and tasty bites” at Historic Sugartown’s Pop-Up Biergarten Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. (rain date: June 7). Admission is free. Pay as you go for food and drinks with a portion of the proceeds supporting preservation efforts. www.historicsugartown.org
Plus, mark your calendar for Philly Beer Week: Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 10. Choose from more than 100 events in the city and suburbs. Find the full schedule at www.phillylovesbeer.org.
Indulge in great food and views from atop West Chester’s Chestnut Street Garage at the annual Up On The Roof fundraiser Saturday, June 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $105 and help beautify West Chester. www.downtownwestchester.com
Can’t get enough strawberries? Linvilla Orchards in Media hosts its annual Strawberry Festival Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (rain date: June 3). Learn how to make strawberry jam and taste “Delaware County’s largest strawberry shortcake.” www.linvilla.com/family-fun/strawberry-festival
Also June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy free food samples, sandwiches, giveaways and more at the Taste of Weaver’s Orchard festival in Morgantown. www.weaversorchard.com
Then on Sunday, June 3 from 12 to 5 p.m., bring your appetite for the Victory Food Truck Festival at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square. Admission is free. Pay as you go for food and drinks. www.victorybeer.com/brewpubs/kennett-square
Finally, savor a Harvest Dinner featuring apricots at Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast in West Chester Thursday, June 7. Tickets, $90, include cocktail hour, a four-course meal, beer and wine. www.faunbrook.com/harvest-dinners