EAT & DRINK: New eats come to Paoli, Villanova and Exton, cheer at brew fests in Kennett Square and Pottstown; and plenty of treats all around

Chef Ricardo Franco’s Napa Wine Dinner at Azie On Main is set for Sunday, Oct. 8.
Chef Ricardo Franco’s Napa Wine Dinner at Azie On Main is set for Sunday, Oct. 8. COURTESY PHOTO

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Here’s the skinny on a new restaurant offering “a healthier way to pizza.” New York-based Skinny Pizza recently launched its first area location in Paoli. Stay tuned for another one in Exton. https://www.skinnypizza.com/

And Villanova’s getting a new bistro with a Northern California vibe. Set to open in November, Main & Vine takes over the former Maia and Avenue Kitchen space. http://mainandvinebistro.com/

Treats all around

In other food news, it’s apple season! And that means time for Linvilla Orchards’ Apple Festival Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 in Media. Don’t miss the pie-eating contest. https://www.linvilla.com/family-fun/apple-festival

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And Chaddsford Winery hosts a Harvest Festival Sept. 23 and 24. Enjoy an “Oktoberfest bier and wein garten,” live music, food and more. https://www.chaddsford.com/pages/harvest-festival

A brew for you

Speaking of Oktoberfest, check out Ardmore’s version Sept. 23 from 2 to 8 p.m., complete with a beer garden, traditional German fare and oompah band. http://destinationardmore.com/oktoberfest/

Starting Friday, Sept. 29, Iron Hill Brewery celebrates Oktoberfest with a special menu and its Oktoberfest Lager. Find it in cans and on draft through Sunday, Oct. 15. https://www.ironhillbrewery.com

On Saturday, Sept. 30, say “cheer to 20 years” and mark the twentieth anniversary of the Kennett Brewfest. General admission: $50. http://kennettbrewfest.com/

Or head to Pottstown Sept. 30 for Sly Fox Brewing Company’s free Can Jam Music Festival, beginning at noon. http://www.slyfoxbeer.com/canjam

Keep it light

Prefer veggies? Sample vegan food at Phoenixville’s VegFest on Sept. 30 from 12 to 5 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Oct. 1). https://www.phoenixvillevegfest.com/

There’s more

Looking ahead, get your tickets now for these events:

On Sunday, Oct. 8, savor an “intimate wine dinner to celebrate the new fall season” at Azie On Main in Villanova. Tickets cost $75 per person. www.azieonmain.com

Local chefs join forces for the “Take a Bite Out of Autism” fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Newtown Square. Tickets start at $75. http://www.timothyschool.com/event/take-a-bite-out-of-autism

And don’t miss the third annual Pottstown Brew Fest Saturday, Oct. 28, benefitting Kyle’s Quillows and the Norco Fire Company. General admission: $45. VIP: $75. http://pottstownbrewfest.com/

Finally, there’s still time to help Duck Donuts in King of Prussia fight childhood cancer. Now through Sept. 30, buy a $1 paper ribbon to support Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program. https://www.duckdonuts.com/about-us/quack-gives-back