Tim’s Ugly Mug becoming Fork and Ale; new restaurant to replace Johnny G’s; Mamma B’s Pizza coming to Donuts Divine

Tim’s Ugly Mug to become Fork and Ale

It appears as if the former Tim’s Ugly Mug will not be vacant for long. According to an article in the January 7 Reading Eagle, a new restaurant, Fork and Ale, is looking to take over the space along Route 724. The new owners already own the Craft Ale House in Limerick, which they have operated for the past six years. The sale of the business was expected to be completed last week.

Johnny G’s Barbecue on the Avenue to become Slim Pickins

Johnny G’s Barbecue on the Avenue has closed, according to an article in the January 13 Reading Eagle. Berks County Eats first reported in December that the restaurant had temporarily closed because of issues with the borough regarding the use of their smoker. The Reading Eagle piece reports that a new restaurant, Slim Pickins, will open in the spot next month. Slim Pickins is being operated by a former employee of Johnny G’s.

Mamma B’s pizza coming to Donuts Devine

Two local eateries are partnering to create a unique dining experience with Mamma B’s pizza coming to Donuts Divine. Mamma B’s first posted on Facebook about the partnership on January 9.

***Breaking News ***

We are joining forces with Donuts Divine @2903 Pricetown Rd across from Blind Hartman’s Tavern to bring you our pizza 5 days a week at first and then 7 days in a month or so

A later post said the pizza will be available starting January 16. Mamma B’s was previously only available at their stand at the Renninger’s Farmers Market in Kutztown.

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