Woogies BBQ coming to Exeter; Dragon 21 closes; and more news

Woogies BBQ to open in Exeter


Woogies BBQ is coming to Exeter. The restaurant is set to celebrate its grand opening on July 21, according to a post on its official Facebook page. Woogies currently operates a location on High Street in Pottstown and is also working on an undisclosed third location.

Dragon 21 closes


Fleetwood’s Dragon 21 has closed its doors. The restaurant shut down last week, on or around July 7. This is the culmination of a long legal battle over an eminent domain ruling that saw the property pass into the hands of the Berks County Redevelopment Authority. You can read the full story in our review from July 5.

Mimmo’s still closed for renovations

The renovations at Mimmo’s Restaurant and Pizzeria are taking longer than expected and the restaurant remains closed, according to a post on its official Facebook page. The original timeline for renovations was to be June 29 through July 12, reopening on Monday, July 13. Delays in the process have forced the restaurant to remain closed indefinitely.

Red Plate Diner planning Niko’s at Night

Wernersville’s Red Plate Diner will be introducing a new dinner service, according to the restaurant’s official email newsletter. Niko’s at Night will begin this fall and offer patrons a BYOB casual fine dining experience at Red Plate. Currently, the restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch only.

Soggie Bottom Grill takes top honors at BBQ Fest


Templin’s Soggie Bottom Grill earned top honors at the PA BBQ Fest over the weekend. The food truck was voted best among eight participating restaurants. Berks County Eats will have a full review of the event later this week.

Several restaurants closing for vacation

As is always the case in July, many area restaurants are taking brief vacations. Here are a few that will be closed in the coming weeks:

The Grill Shop, Boyertown – July 21-22
Spectators Bar and Grill, Kutztown – July 14-21
Stonersville Hotel, Birdsboro – July 15-22


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