EAT & DRINK: Come out for food trucks, lend a hand at the farm and much more foodie fun

COURTESY PHOTOMama's Meat Balls food truck.
COURTESY PHOTOMama's Meat Balls food truck.

From farmwork to festivals, it’s time to savor some spring foodie fun.

First up: new arrivals. Chadds Ford Tavern recently celebrated its grand reopening. Enjoy live entertainment, happy hour specials, dinner features and more. https://www.facebook.com/cftavern

Coming soon to King of Prussia: North Italia, offering a “modern approach to traditional Italian food.” https://www.northitaliarestaurant.com/locations/king-of-prussia-pa

And this summer, West Chester will welcome Liquid Eatery, featuring “organic, plant-based food and drink pairings inspired by the tropics of Miami.” http://liquideatery.com

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Just in time for the NFL Draft Thursday, April 26, Round Guys Brewing Company in Lansdale re-releases its Rye Eagles Rye pale ale, which debuted after the big Super Bowl win. Also try Wappy Sprayberry, benefitting the American Diabetes Association. http://roundguysbrewery.com

Calling all volunteers! On Saturday, April 28, join the “Crop Mob” for a half-day of farmwork at SIW Vegetables in Chadds Ford followed by lunch from Junto. Sign up at siwveggies@gmail.com. http://siw-vegetables.blogspot.com

Love food trucks? Check out the Food Truck Craze Food Truck Festival April 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shoppes at Valley Forge in Phoenixville. https://www.facebook.com/foodtruckcraze

Then on Saturday, May 5, don’t miss the Phoenixville Food Festival from 12 to 6 p.m. Catch a free shuttle from Schuylkill Elementary School or the University of Valley Forge. www.PhoenixvilleFoodFestival.com

Also on May 5, newcomer Lumbrada Cocina Mexicana in Wayne celebrates Cinco de Mayo starting at 11 a.m. Look for a mechanical bull, music, prizes, games and giveaways. http://www.lumbrada.com

And don’t forget Derby Day. Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford combines Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby at its Derby de Mayo party May 5. Wear “your favorite sombrero and/or derby attire” for $5 glasses of wine. http://www.pennswoodsevents.com/derby-de-mayo.html

“Uncork the fun” at Skippack’s 8th Annual Spring Wine Fest Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 6 p.m. Come for the food, wine, music, shopping and more. Tickets: $25 to $45 in advance, $30 to $50 at the door. https://winetober.com/spring-wine-fest-2018

Then on Saturday, May 12, head to the Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival at Kimberton Fairgrounds. Choose from more than 150 beers and wines on tap. General admission: $40. VIP: $65. http://phoenixvillebeerwinefestival.com

Finally, sample beer from more than two dozen local breweries at the Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival. The 18th annual event, Saturday, May 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Iron Hill Media, supports the Media Youth Center. Tickets: $45. https://www.ironhillbrewery.com/promotions/2018-brandywine-valley-craft-brewers-festival