The dining scene in Reading and Berks County continues to grow with new restaurants opening up all the time. Here’s a look at the new restaurants everyone is talking about.
701 Reading Ave
West Reading, PA 19611
The fourth location for Brocmar Smokehouse is the first to offer full service. Brocmar is taking over the Cafe at B2 Bistro during lunch and dinner hours, giving the popular barbecue restaurant a brick-and-mortar location seven days a week. Brocmar continues to operate Thursday through Saturday at the Shillington Farmers Market while also serving fans at both the Santander Arena and FirstEnergy Stadium.
On a Roll Grill
600 E. Penn Ave
Wernersville, PA 19565
On a Roll Grill, which features hamburgers, hot dogs, wings and other finger food favorites, is now open in Wernersville. The restaurant is located in a strip mall just east of the borough. The first day for the restaurant was June 22.
Sly Fox Wyomissing Taphouse at the Knitting Mills
820 Knitting Mills Way, Suite 100
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phoenixville-based Sly Fox Brewing Company has opened its first Berks County location at the former VF Outlet complex in Wyomissing. Sly Fox Taphouse at the Knitting Mills officially opened on Father’s Day, June 16.
Irena’s Mexican & Italian Restaurant
10 W. Penn Ave
Wernersville, PA 19565
Irena’s Mexcian & Italian Restaurant opened in the former freight station in Wernersville on June 9. Irena’s advertises Italian favorites like pizza and Stromboli with Mexican dishes that include nachos, burritos and tacos.
Irena’s originally opened in 2017 in Auburn, Schuylkill County. That location closed prior to opening in Wernersville.
The Wernersville location has housed several restaurants through the years, most notably being the location of A&M Pizza on two occasions.
Kramer’s Scoops & Subs
5652 Old Route 22
Shartlesville, PA 19554
Independent convenience store Kramer’s Korner in Shartlesville has expanded its offerings to include subs, hot sandwiches, burgers, fried appetizers, salads and ice cream with the opening of Kramer’s Scoops & Subs.
Kramer’s Korner previously served only standard grab-and-go convenience store items like hot dogs and nachos. The expanded service began on June 4.
Eve’s Thai Kitchen
10 S. Summit Ave
Shillington, PA 19607
The latest addition to the Shillington Farmers Market, Eve’s Thai Kitchen features authentic southeast Asian cuisine, including pad Thai, fried rice and more.
Beer Wall on Penn
619 Penn Ave, West Reading 19611
Opening in late April, Beer Wall on Penn brings a brand new concept to Berks County. After purchasing a beer card good for up to 32 ounces, guests can pour their own craft beer from one of 38 taps. In addition, Beer Wall is also offering elevated bar food including tacos, burgers, sandwiches and salads.
Flourish Coffee Shop
550 Penn Ave, West Reading 19611
After a soft opening at the end of March, Flourish Coffee Shop officially celebrated their grand opening in April. Located inside the former Cafe Bold along Penn Avenue in West Reading, Flourish offers coffee and specialty drinks, along with breakfast and lunch selections.