Willoughby’s transforming into steakhouse; new cafe opens in Roby; more food news

Willoughby’s rebranding as upscale steakhouse

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Willoughby’s will have a whole new look and feel when it reopens in mid-November. According to an article in the October 20 Reading Eagle, Willoughby’s on Park is transforming into an upscale steakhouse. The restaurant had planned for renovations to the bar area, according to the article, but decided instead on a complete makeover. The restaurant has been closed since Labor Day weekend.

Lil Chatter Box Cafe opens in Robesonia

The Lil Chatter Box Cafe is now open in Robesonia. The cafe, located inside the Robesonia Farmers Marketplace, had its first day on Sunday. Lil Chatter Box is open daily for breakfast and lunch with extended afternoon hours Thursday through Saturday.

Roby House closed for renovations

The Roby House is currently closed for renovations. The Robesonia restaurant announced on its Facebook page that it will be reopening on October 23 at noon. No other details on the project were available.

Fork & Ale opening delayed

The opening of Douglassville’s Fork & Ale has been delayed, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The last update from the restaurant had listed October as the target opening date. No new date has been set, but the restaurant says it expects to open before the New Year.

Junior League of Reading hosting Brews & BBQ event

The Junior League of Reading is hosting a Fall Fest Brews & BBQ event this Saturday night at St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. The benefit event features local barbecue and beer as well as live music. Tickets are available for $75 and can be purchased on the Junior League’s website.

Winners announced from VF Outlet Fall Food Truck Festival

Last Saturday was the annual Fall Food Truck Festival at the VF Outlet. In addition to the more than a dozen food trucks in attendance, the day featured a chili cook-off. Here are all of the winners from both the chili cook-off and the food truck competition

  • Best Food Truck: MAD Sandwiches
  • Most Unique Food Truck Item: WOW Wagon
  • Spiciest Chili: Templin’s Soggie Bottom Grill
  • Most Unique Chili: WOW Wagon
  • People’s Choice Chili: Michael Stump
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