Where to Brunch This Weekend Near Heritage House: The Metropolitan in North Wales

A large space with a steady flow of customers, The Metropolitan is a popular choice for traditional American diner fare in North Wales, about 4 miles from Heritage House. The menu is large, with what seems like endless options for whatever you may be craving. The all-day breakfast is a popular option, and some patron favorites are the truffle five-onion soup and the eggs Benedict. You can find daily menu specials on the diner’s website, and there’s also a specific kid-friendly menu for younger visitors.

There is a happy hour special that runs daily, with half-price drink specials from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. but you’ll have to sit in the lounge area to take advantage of it. The diner gets very crowded for brunch on weekends. You can make a reservation on their website, but you’ll have to call if you have a party of nine or more!

Noodle Eighty-Eight in Souderton: See What All the Fuss Is About, Heritage House!

According to Yelp reviewers, you can’t go wrong with the new Asian joint Noodle Eighty-Eight! Located on Broad Street in Souderton, not too far from Heritage House, this Asian fusion eatery recently celebrated its grand opening in mid-June. You’ll be welcomed by a beautiful, newly renovated interior with bright colors and elegant decor. But the food is the real showstopper here!

Start with the Szechuan dumplings or the scallion pancakes. Both rich in flavor, but not so filling that you won’t want to dig in to your main course. For entrees, Noodle Eighty-Eight serves a wide variety of (you guessed it!) noodle dishes, with an early favorite being the dan dan noodles. Other dishes range from staples like pad Thai and General Tso’s chicken to crab cakes and pork shoulder. The prices are reasonable, with a main dish running from $5.88 to $19.88. It is also BYOB, so make sure you bring some brews or a bottle of wine to complete your dining experience!

This Weekend, Treat Dad to a Movie at Frank Theaters Near Heritage House

No plans for Father's Day yet, Heritage House? Check out the Father's Day special at the Frank Theatre in Lansdale! This weekend, June 17 through June 19, the theater will offer a bucket deal for the holiday: admission to Warcraft, two large drinks, and a bucket of popcorn for $27!

Every other day of the week, this Lansdale theater has garnered a reputation among locals as the go-to theater for low-key and affordable movie nights. The theater runs a discount special called Tightwad Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, movie tickets are $6 each, and a medium popcorn can be purchased for only $2.50. The special runs every week, all day long.

While not all of the mainstream films are released immediately to Frank Theaters, most films eventually end up on their screens—you may just have to wait a few weeks.

Frank Theaters can be easy to miss, as its entrance is located at the back of the building, so keep your eyes peeled if you’re trying to find it. The upside to the hard-to-find location? Smaller crowds and quieter theaters.

Tip for Residents of Heritage House: Don’t Miss the Maple-Walnut Ice Cream at Freddy Hill Farms!

Looking for a full day of memorable, wallet-friendly fun with some friends from Heritage House? Freddy Hill Farms offers affordable outdoor activities for Lansdale-area residents of all ages. One local mom says on Yelp, “For hours of entertainment and lasting memories, you can't beat it.”

Freddy Hill boasts a batting cage and a driving range for the grownups or older teens looking to sharpen their swing. Everyone can enjoy a game of mini-golf, and Freddy Hill has two courses. For the little ones, there’s a petting zoo with goats, cows, and an emu. Watch out for the llama—he spits!

There are also seasonal event to enjoy. Locals love the Fall Festival, which offers hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins, and a corn maze. After a long day of fun, you can’t miss the famous Freddy Hill ice cream. Made right there at the farm, the ice cream is fresh as it gets and comes in many creative flavors. The maple-walnut flavor is highly recommended.

Freddy Hill Farms
1440 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, PA 19446
www.freddyhill.com

Kick Off Your Weekend With a Freshly Baked Sticky Bun From Shelby’s Sweet Things in Lansdale

Pecan-topped sticky buns drizzled with caramel sauce. Ruby-red strawberries dipped in melted milk chocolate. Ricotta pound cake finished with a flourish of lemon glaze. These are just a few of customers' favorite things at Shelby's Sweet Things, a quaint bakery with a loyal local patronage.

The success of the bakery didn't happen overnight, however. Instead, it was a long time in the making for area resident (and bakery proprietor) Richele Brisbon. The pro baker got her start in her family's kitchen, cooking and baking at the knees of her father and grandmother. Nowadays, she applies her expertise to a lengthy menu of sweets, from cookies, bars, and pies to candies, cupcakes, and even elaborate wedding cakes!

Our suggestion: Stop in this weekend to see what Brisbon has baked up. Her shop is located just moments from Heritage House and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Shelby's Sweet Things
711 Shaw Ave
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 855-6138
shelbyssweetthings.com
www.facebook.com/ShelbysSweetThings

Don’t Miss the Secret-Recipe Iced Tea at The Oasis

Hummus, tabouleh, and shawarma are to be expected at a Mediterranean restaurant like The Oasis, but have you experienced its iced tea yet? The popular Mediterranean and Middle Eastern eatery near Heritage House gets rave reviews for the house-brewed beverage alone, crafted according to a "secret recipe," and garnished with mint and fresh fruit.

The iced tea is the perfect sweet drink to wash down your meal—which will probably start with an order of the popular hummus or tabouleh—and end with falafel or shawarma. Order the signature London broil shawarma containing meat marinated in red wine, olive oil, and lemon juice as well as red onions and herbs. It comes stuffed inside pita bread, just like the chicken shawarma and meat-free eggplant shawarma. You can also try the spinach lasagna, the chicken kabob known as shish taouk, or the stuffed kibbe, which contains ground London broil, onion, and wheat—all deep-fried.

The Oasis
821 W. Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 368-9230
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www.yelp.com/biz/the-oasis-lansdale

Learn About Lebanese Cuisine at The Oasis

Described as a "hidden gem" by those who've been fortunate enough to stumble upon it, The Oasis in Lansdale offers fresh, authentic Mediterranean fare. The main focus is Lebanese cuisine, so even if you think you've tasted everything that the Mediterranean has to offer, don't be surprised if you find something new at this restaurant near Heritage House.

A more familiar dish will probably be the hummus with warm pita bread. But you can also savor a version topped with ground beef, roasted onions, and pine nuts, or a hummus laced with herbs and cucumbers—and pita bread that's actually been roasted. Save some room for the main course, too. Entrees include dishes such as Almaza, described as "the works, Lebanese style." It comes with hummus, falafel, a cauliflower-based dip, olives, warm pita, stuffed grape leaves, and many more small bites.

The Oasis
821 W. Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 368-9230
feedmeoasis.com
www.yelp.com/biz/the-oasis-lansdale

Learn about Local History at the Lansdale Historical Society

Pennsylvania's got a rich history, with towns like Lansdale featuring buildings first constructed in the eighteenth century as well as interesting historical artifacts and much more. The Lansdale Historical Society aims to preserve that history, gathering important historical materials and taking care of historic buildings in a spot near Heritage House. Its headquarters encompasses two buildings, including one which dates from the 1770s and is — according to its website — "the oldest building within the original borders of Lansdale." Visitors are welcome to see the space, and an adjacent research center collects important stuff related to the area's long history.

Each month the Lansdale Historical Society also hosts a community event. In October, there'll be a public event to learn about the life of Edward Matthews, a Lansdale resident who was a prominent historian in the late 1800s. November sees an event dedicated to historical photography, and December will feature a special Holiday Open House.

If you'd like to learn more about the organization and its upcoming events, check out the Lansdale Historical Society website.

Lansdale Historical Society
137 Jenkins Avenue
Lansdale, PA 19446
http://lansdalehistory.org/

Make Plans for 1st Friday in Skippack Village

Have you been to a 1st Friday in Skippack Village? This event happens on the first Friday evening of each month, bringing live music, fun art exhibits, and more to town. It happens from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Visit and you can see the work of local artists displayed around Skippack Village, hear tunes played by area musicians, pop into local boutiques to find interesting gifts, and even plan to grab dinner at Skippack restaurants like Brasserie 73, Carisma, or Skippack Pizza.

Want to plan to attend the next 1st Friday in Skippack Village? It will happen on August 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. just a short drive from Heritage House and Lansdale. You can learn more about 1st Friday by visiting BestofSkippack.com!

1st Friday in Skippack Village
August 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
http://bestofskippack.com/first-friday-2015-date-night-skippack-music-entertainment-art/

Experience Blobfest 2015 this Weekend in Phoenixville!

Blobfest returns to Phoenixville this weekend!

Never heard of it? This fun annual event happens each July and commemorates a classic horror movie from 1958 filmed around town: The Blob. Some of the movie's scenes take place in The Colonial Theatre, and this classic movie-house remains the center of Blobfest.

During this weekend's Blobfest, for instance, the Colonial will screen several double features pairing The Blob with other classic horror films like Creature from the Black Lagoon and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. On Saturday, there'll be a fun outdoor fair featuring music, food, a costume contest, and a parade!

Want to plan to visit from Heritage House? Blobfest 2015 takes place from July 10 through July 12, 2015, and you can learn more about the festivities on The Colonial Theatre's website!

Blobfest 2015
July 10 – 12, 2015
The Colonial Theatre
Phoenixville, PA
http://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs-categories/programs-blobfest-blobfest/

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