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FOOD & DRINK: Love bacon? Chaddsford Winery hosts Baconfest (there will be wine, too); new restaurant opening in Glenolden

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STORY WRITTEN BY EMILY RYAN
For Digital First Media
Spring not only signals a rebirth in garden, but also on the restaurant scene.
Sweet Pea’s Restaurant, an extension of Sweet Pea Catering Company, debuts in Parkesburg on Friday, April 28, serving a combination of Caribbean, BBQ and classics from “granny’s kitchen.” Try the coconut macadamia shrimp, authentic slow-smoked ribs or banana pudding.
Cedar Craft & Kitchen, “a casual, Italian-centric restaurant and tavern,” opens in Glenolden on Tuesday, May 9. It’s a collaboration between the owners of Pepperoncini in Conshohocken and Moonshine in Philadelphia, offering dinner seven nights a week, live music and outdoor seating.
Looking ahead, Outer Banks’ favorite Duck Donuts announced a new outpost coming to the King of Prussia Town Center in July. The Habit Burger Grill also plans to open there.
Hear the legendary Patti LaBelle talk about food, music and her new book “Desserts LaBelle” on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at WHYY in Philadelphia. Purchase tickets, from $10 to $65, at www.whyy.org/events.
The Highlands Mansion & Gardens in Fort Washington hosts a Wine Tasting fundraiser on Saturday, April 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. Sample regional wines, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres while touring the mansion and gardens. Tickets cost $75. For reservations, visit www.highlandshistorical.org or call 215-641-2687.
Also on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy food stands and great bands at the Wyebrook Music Festival, a BYOB event at Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook. Tickets cost $30 in advance, $40 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. Check www.wyebrookfarm.com/wyebrook-music-festival or call 610-942-7481.
Love bacon? Head to Chaddsford Winery’s Baconfest: A Bounty of Wine & Bacon on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Register for free tickets online at www.chaddsford.com.
Sip something new at the Berks County Wine Trail’s Taste of Springtime New Wine Releases weekend April 29 and 30 from 12 to 5 p.m. Find details at www.berkscountywinetrail.com.
Get inspired at the 5th Annual Recipe for Success Kitchen Tour on April 30 from 1 to 5 p.m., benefiting the Radnor High School Scholarship Fund. For tickets, $35, visit www.radnorscholarshipfund.com.
Grab a hat and dress to impress at another charitable event: the 6th Annual Kentucky Derby Party at Paramour in Wayne on Saturday, May 6 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sample Southern-inspired hor’s d’ oeuvres, sweet treats and, of course, mint juleps. Tickets cost $50 and support the Radnor Educational Foundation. Learn more at www.paramourwayne.com/5th-annual-kentucky-derby-party.

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