restaurant The Gables

Landmark Chadds Ford restaurant The Gables to start B&B

Rich SchwartzmanBusiness, Headlines

The Gables Restaurant in Chadds Ford has gotten permission to start a bed and breakfast operation in two buildings on its adjacent property. The restaurant also will be changing its name to the Black Cow Bistro. The moves were approved Wednesday night by the Pennsbury Township Board of Supervisors, and included a list of 29 conditions that Gables’ owners Ann …

Taste & Sea

Taste & Sea’s superb menu stresses seafood first, then steak

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Christina “Chrissy” Villare-Talbot and her husband, John, shared the dream of owning a restaurant together. Most would agree that John has the pedigree for it.  A graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, he’d worked at Creed’s Seafood & Steaks in King of Prussia since 2000, when he was hired as a sous chef. He later became executive …


ChaddsFord Winery is seeking a buyer for 42-year-old business

Rich SchwartzmanCulture, Headlines

It’s been 12 years since Eric and Lee Miller retired from the ChaddsFord Winery. Now, the Petrillo family of New York, the remaining founders and owners, are looking to sell. The asking price for the 5-acre property on Route 1 in Pennsylvania is $4.5 million. The property is just over the state line from New Castle County. If — when …

Longwood Christmas 2023

Here’s how Longwood created its retro Christmas display

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens planners kicked around the idea of a retro Christmas display for years before debuting it this holiday season. “I think everybody’s nostalgic around the holiday season,” said Jim Sutton, Longwood’s display designer. “Christmas is one of those times where it’s sort of a melding between what’s old and what’s new. A lot of people pull things out and …

Hurricane Ida flooding

Study launched to find ways to reduce flooding on Brandywine

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A study designed to find ways to reduce flooding along the Brandywine River will look at an area stretching from Honey Brook in Pennsylvania through a wedge of New Castle County that ends in Wilmington. The Brandywine Flood Study will begin with $199,500 from Chester County government and $25,000 from the Delaware County Council. An additional $150,000 is expected to …

manuscript deng

Winterthur manuscript depicts life, faith of 200 years ago

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Culture

A shoemaker’s remarkable record of life, art, music and faith in 18th-century Pennsylvania has a new home at Winterthur, and it’s also on its way online. “There’s no manuscript like this that has survived,” said Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, who is leading the project to understand and digitize a manuscript created by Ludwig Denig. The understanding included a recent half-day multidisclipinary study …