Muddy’s Opens Robesonia Location

Muddy’s BBQ’s original location in Alsace Township remains closed, but it has opened a brand new location in Robesonia. The location along Penn Avenue, the first of two planned locations, officially opened on June 27. A second location in Oley is still planned but no open date has been announced.

Fire Damages Bistro 614

Bistro 614 in West Reading is closed indefinitely after a fire ripped through the restaurant in the early morning hours on June 23. A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page says their “hearts are broken as our restaurant is in shambles.” No timetable has been given for re-opening.

BBQ Comes to West Reading

Berks County’s BBQ boom continues as Johnny G’s Barbecue on the Avenue is set to open its doors in West Reading. No date has been set for the opening, but an article in Wednesday’s Reading Eagle said the restaurant expects to open before the end of June. Johnny G’s formerly operated as Johnny G’s Smokin’ Pig Shack in Royersford.

Busy Weekend for Berks Foodies

This Saturday and Sunday will be a busy weekend for foodies in Berks County as a number of events are on tap catering to every taste bud:

The VF Outlet Center is hosting its annual Food Truck Festival this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visitors can experience the flavors of some of the area’s best food truck vendors. There will also be a meatball cook-off where area cooks compete to see whose meatball recipe is king.

Northern Berks County will again take center stage for foodies as the Kempton Music Center hosts the annual Bacon Brew Fest this Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. Taste creative bacon dishes and sample craft brews and wines from local sellers. There will also be live musical entertainment all day. Admission is $10.

The Kutztown Folk Festival opens for its 65th year on Saturday. The annual celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch folklife offers a taste of traditional foods including chicken pot pie, ox roast and shoofly pie. The festival, which runs every day through July 6, is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily, except the final day when it closes at 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors, $5 for students (age 13-17) and free for children 12 and under.

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