In 1989, Jim Kirkpatrick received a winemaking kit from his wife, Carole. At the time, neither Jim nor Carole knew it, but that kit churned out more than just wine—it also produced a dream. When Jim's homemade concoctions were a hit, the couple decided to try their hand at growing their own grapes, and soon moved to a home in Wrightsville surrounded by 3 acres of land.
Just 100 yards from Kreutz Creek, the Kirkpatrick's new location presented the ideal location to expand on Jim's newfound dream. Today, Kreutz Creek Vineyards generates an assortment of red, white, and seasonal varietals. Jim and Carole also use their tranquil grounds to host community events throughout the year, including bonfires and movie nights.
The pizza-makers at Saucey so pride their process that they couldn't help but document each of its stages in a comprehensive slide-show. It begins with hand-spun dough, upon which cooks sprinkle customizable combos from more than 10 toppings, including bacon and sweet peppers. More creative ingredients crown specialty pies, from chicken coated in honey mustard to cheesesteak fixings. Speaking of classic cheesesteak—they also make a buffalo chicken version, which partly comprises Saucey's selection of delectable hoagies that, much like an edible convertible, can be ordered as a wrap. Saucey also showcases other pizzeria treats, such as pepperoni-stuffed strombolis and fries smothered in housemade American cheese sauce.
From its neon blue lighting to its gourmet bar food, Landmark Americana is a stylish neighborhood spot. The menu features contemporary renditions of burgers and sandwiches, and chicken wings come dressed in sauces ranging in heat from the mild honey barbecue to the superhot "I Dare You." The bar area is lined with flatscreen TVs and a variety of beers on tap, making it a popular spot to watch the game or a live streaming of the Royal Prom. The restaurant also hosts music bingo nights and DJ dance parties. On Sundays, you can get all-American brunch items including pancakes and french toast.
The successful union of Indian and Thai flavors inside a chic, BYOB space has helped Spice Indian Thai Bistro earn praise from local press, including The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan who calls the eatery “one of the suburbs' best all-around Indian kitchens.” Round tables and cozy booths stretch across an expanse of rustic tile flooring, overlooked by saffron and burnt-orange walls and plentiful wood accents. Though the lighting is dim and romantic, it cannot mask the vibrant colors of chicken korma, lamb biryani, and hot-and-spicy Thai curries laced with coconut milk and enough bamboo shoots to please.