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Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is pleased to announce the return of their annual Crave Montco Month, a celebration that highlights the hundreds of eateries, breweries, and restaurants that make Montgomery County, Pennsylvania the East Coast’s premiere dining destination. The month-long series of promotions and activations, which runs throughout July, will highlight the region’s local restaurant scene that is brimming with diverse cuisine.
“Valley Forge and Montgomery County boast some of the best dining options in the region,” notes Mike Bowman, President & CEO, VFTCB. “Crave Montco is our opportunity to shine a spotlight on the over 1,600 restaurants that call our region home, from favorite chain brands in King of Prussia to independent eateries and cafes in quaint towns like Ardmore, Skippack, and Pottstown. We invite guests to Crave Montco all month long and experience the incredible diversity of Montgomery County’s dining scene.”
Keeping It Local
Each of Montgomery County’s vibrant towns is home to eclectic local gems waiting for foodies to discover. In West Conshohocken, try The Gypsy Saloon, a neighborhood restaurant and bar with an eclectic fare, featuring their signature Baby Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, with Maine lobster meat, asiago, parmesan and goat cheese, for only $18. In Ambler, recharge and refresh at the Aloha Smoothie Company, offering 10% off their Ambler Bowl: organic açaí topped with granola, banana, strawberry, blueberry and your choice of a peanut butter or local honey drizzle.
At Annamarie’s Place, enjoy an inspired menu that has been a staple of Royersford since 1994. The unique eatery is offering Crave Montco patrons complimentary Silver Dollar Cinnabun Pancakes, complete with cream cheese glaze. And in Pottstown, try iCreate Mediterranean Vegan Cafe, featuring 20% off all shakes, wraps, and dips including their Humu-Ghannooj, a blended mix of hummus and baba ghannooj topped with parsley, and tomatoes.
Montco Makers: Craft Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries
Crave Montco highlights the region’s Montco Makers, award-winning establishments that are overflowing with tasty drinks and unforgettable experiences. Experience Cyrenity Sips in Hatboro, a Black, Woman owned small batch winery offering 5% off bottles of their signature vinos like the Cyan Cotton Candy Wine with edible glitter. In Norristown, pay a visit to Five Saints Distilling inside the Historic Humane Engine #1 Fire House and enjoy 10% off all cocktails, including the Speakeasy Gin & Tonic, featuring tonic water, anise star, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange bitters. Workhorse Brewing Company in King of Prussia offers high-quality beer built around an ethos of craftsmanship and hard work. During Crave Montco Month, patrons can enjoy 5 of their signature wings for $5. Enjoy unique flavors like Lemon Pepper, Cajun, Chipotle BBQ, Mango Habanero, and more.
The public is invited to download the Montco Makers Passport, a free mobile pass that guides patrons to the best breweries, distilleries, and craft beverage producers in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, PA. Passport users can check in during their visit for a chance to win great prizes.
Summertime Outdoor Dining
Crave Montco Month is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the best outdoor dining experiences in the entire Philadelphia area. Pay a visit to King of Prussia Town Center and savor homemade pasta and perfectly seared steak while sipping a fine merlot under the stars at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, or enjoy tacos with a side of fresh guacamole and a pitcher of sangria on the outdoor patio of Paladar Kitchen & Rum Bar.
In Ambler, Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar offers a complete alfresco dining menu with fine wines, handmade pasta, fresh seafood, roasted meats, and crisp seasonal salads. At the nearby Gypsy Blu, enjoy pub fare and craft beer on the front patio or listen to live music as you lounge by the firepit. As an added bonus, they are offering free Deviled Eggs during Crave Montco Month.
Sweet Tooths and Caffeine Cravings Satisfied
For a quick bite, craft coffee, and a sweet dining experience, stop by one of the many locally-owned cafes, bakeries, coffee shops, and chocolate stores in Montgomery County. Head to Royersford for Sweet Ashley’s Chocolate, a small family business born of a childhood vision, and enjoy 20% off an Exclusive Contemporary Silver Gift Box, featuring smooth, melt-in-your mouth hand-made chocolate perfection. For a family-friendly day of fun, pay a visit to Arnold’s Family Fun Center in Oaks, offering a free small ice cream with purchase. With flavors like cheesecake, cool mint, cotton candy, and more, there’s something for every kid and kid at heart.
Something For Everyone With New Additions Added Almost Daily
New eateries and offers are being added to Crave Montco Month on a regular basis. For the most up-to-date list of promotions, visit cravemontcomonth.com
Current participants include:
1750 Grille at Holiday Inn Lansdale
Aloha Smoothie Company
Arnold’s Family Fun Center
Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery
Five Saints Distilling
Iron Abbey Gastro Pub
Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue-King of Prussia Mall
NaBrasa Brazilian Steakhouse
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Ardmore
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Collegeville
Nothing Bundt Cakes – King of Prussia
Sweet Ashley’s Chocolate
The Candy Laboratory
The Gypsy Saloon
von C Brewing Company
Workhorse Brewing Company