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Front man Trever Keith’s introspective distortion,” said Keith. “But as we started
lyrics, along with the driving rhythms to play with it a bit, we realized that
of bassist Matt Riddle and drummer there were these new arrangements and
Rob Kurth, elevated the punk genre to chord phrasings, and actually completely
a new level. But after 27 years of pumping different ways of performing these songs
out high-energy music to electrified that we hadn’t thought about.”
crowds, Face to Face is ready to try a new, As the band continued to explore new
quieter approach. ways of playing their songs acoustically,
“Punk is tense and it’s full of energy an album took shape that was very
and it’s an amazing night of fire that different from what they had planned.
you don’t get from anything else,” Keith “As we chipped away at it a little
said. “Circle pits, people floating, loud bit more and explored a little more of
music—all that stuff is what makes our musicianship, we really started to
punk rock great. But, just as we’ve aged, branch out beyond the realm of the
so have our fans. And a large portion punk rock stuff we’ve been doing for
of them are looking for a different all these years,” Keith observed.
experience that we’re happy to be able The final version of the album
to provide.” pleased both the band and fans lucky
In response to that need, the band enough to see the first leg of Face to “You have to stretch out, you have
has just released their newest album, Face’s tour. to challenge yourself and push
“Hold Fast,” a compilation of acoustic “We had no idea how it would go, but the boundaries.” — TREVER KEITH
versions of many of their greatest hits. that also has been a pleasant surprise,”
Developing the album was a process said Keith. “It’s cool because we’ve done
that involved both the band and its the songs for so long, but it almost feels
most devoted fans. like we’re covering a different band. the boundaries. When we look back at part of our job is getting to play music
“The new album was sort of an These songs are like standards in our the end of our career, I want to feel like to fans who really appreciate it. And,
organic process that came about,” heads, and to do such different versions I’ve challenged myself and the other with this new album, we get to do that
explained Keith. “It wasn’t something of them is almost like playing a group guys in the band, and that we were in a whole new way.”
that we’d really planned.” of covers.” able to grow and change as musicians If sold-out shows are any validation
“We started off by just doing acoustic This isn’t the first time Face to Face and songwriters.” of their new direction, the band has
mini-shows at VIP meetings we set has deviated from their standard fare. So, is this the end of Face to Face’s made a good choice in exploring this
up before shows,” he continued. “They Albums like “Ignorance is Bliss” and career as a more traditional punk band? quieter avenue of music. | r
were so much fun, and the audience “Three Chords and a Half Truth” Keith says no.
was responding so well to them, that were departures from the band’s more “What we want to offer our fans is an Catch Face to Face at Neshaminy Creek
light bulbs were going off in our heads traditional punk roots. But those alternative experience to the punk rock Brewing Company on Friday, Sept. 21.
and we thought ‘Why don’t we try experimental albums are part of what shows,” he said. “It’s not to say that we
recording them?’” has kept Face to Face thriving. won’t continue to play as a punk rock Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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T
he word “archetype” sounds
like a term from a mythology
textbook, as if something
heroic is about to be explained, but
it actually refers to a certain type
of symbol. We think of symbols as
things that represent something
else, like an emblem, flag, or logo,
but archetypes represent universal
patterns of human nature—things
about us that we recognize as
a “type.” It can be the role a person
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Or it can be a setting (e.g. work),
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years, or the award-winning images that
have brought him national recognition
Seineing for chronicling our time. You have
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Pink Caddy Dizzy’s

“It isn’t enough for my subject to Maritime Museum presented “Over catch shad in the Delaware River. Even exhibitions, 51 juried shows, 31 major
be recognizable,” explained Beck. “I East,” his 56-painting examination of the if you have never seen it being done, awards, the Philadelphia Sketch Club
eliminate detail and noise, and bring state’s rural fishing community, in 2016. you will feel the time of day and hear Medal, the Phillips Mill Honored Artist
forward cues that trigger recollection of “There wasn’t one painting of the voices on the water. award, and 33 solo exhibitions. Long
shared experience—that understanding a lighthouse,” he said with a smile. There is also something familiar a Bucks resident, his Solebury studio is
we all share in common. My subjects That’s not his kind of symbol. Most about Beck’s formal portrait of his pet available for visitation by appointment. | r
are alive, not static entities. Viewers recently, Maine’s Downeast Institute dog. The layout of the room and the
should sense a before and after—things of Applied Research and Education pattern on the curtain seem familiar. Archetype opens to the public with a
happening outside the frame. Depicting acquired a 15-painting collection of Then you see the title: “Whistlers Dog.” reception on Saturday, Sept. 8, 5–8 p.m.,
people eating breakfast at the counter Beck’s coastal images. Of course. and Sunday, Sept. 9, 1–4 p.m., at the
in a diner isn’t sufficient; I want you to Beck’s heritage, and his first love, is There is another animal in the show. New Hope Arts Center, 2 Stockton St.,
hear the clatter of the plates and smell Bucks County, and he made his name A very satisfied looking pig that is in New Hope. Subsequent hours are
the sausage. When you notice the boots and career in the Lambertville/New observing you as much as you are him. Friday – Sunday 1–4 p.m., or by separate
next to the fisherman sitting in his Hope art community. His sense of The title is “Schnitzel.” There is plenty arrangement, through October 7. Beck’s
recliner, you should know how it feels personal engagement is apparent in to think about in this exhibition. special guest artist is ceramicist/sculptor
to put them on in the morning.” his large painting, “Seining,” one of These interactions produced Beck’s Katherine Hackl.
Beck’s show at the New Hope Arts 40 paintings in “Archetype.” The image reputation, along with his extensive
Center, titled “Archetype,” is his first describes the watermen on Lewis Island portfolio of plein air and studio images. 215.982.0074
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Oscar Mikols and the
Art of Visual Content
BY SUSAN WELSH

O
scar Mikols’ passion for “I loved everything about it,” he
photography and his creative said. “I just loved the colors, contrast,
drive are the force behind his highlights, shadows—the way you
company OM Media, a team of “visual could make an image look. There are
creators” who tell stories through just endless possibilities.”
photography, cinematography, and Mikols credits his collaborator and
aerial drone video. friend Dave Apple, CEO of Advanced
“We are a team of visual creators— Imaging Methods, for teaching
plain and simple,” explained Mikols. him everything he knows about
“We want to capture the ideas and photography.
dreams and thoughts and memories “Within six months, he taught me
people have in their heads, and as everything that took him 15 years to
cliché as it sounds, it really is true learn,” Mikols recalled.
that ‘a picture is worth a thousand He also credits his supportive team
words.’ We want to take these images of creative colleagues, Leah Miller
and get them out to other people. of Leah Miller Photos, his graphic
If we can do that, I feel like we’ve designer Jared Goodman, plus a crew
succeeded.” of behind-the-scenes bookkeepers and
Mikols has been smitten with social media strategists.
capturing images since he acquired In addition to collaboration, Mikols
his first camera in college and began believes his degree in international
experimenting with editing. marketing and social media from

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Gwynedd Mercy University provided Recently, OM Media completed As a young entrepreneur, Mikols
him with a solid foundation, preparing a project for the Watergate Hotel in offers words of encouragement to
him well for his role as owner of his Washington, D.C. From a rooftop those who may be starting out in their
own visual content company. vantage point, they captured a series careers or looking for a change.
“If I didn’t go to school, I don’t think
I’d be in the spot I’m in today,” observed
of time-lapse photographs around
the hotel from sunrise to sunset.
If you have a dream, “It’s never too late to do what you
want to do,” he said. “If you have a
Mikols. “Having that formal education,
where people actually cared to teach me
“I would love to be a traveling
photographer, specifically for hotels,”
go get it – don’t dream, go get it—don’t let anyone tell
you that you can’t do something. You
something—I soaked it in. I don’t have said Mikols. let anyone tell you only have one life to live. Capture it!”
to rely on someone else to know what’s Mikols is well on his way to living When Mikols isn’t practicing his
going on with my business. It’s nice to his dream. In October, he’ll embark that you can’t do craft, you can find him playing guitar,
feel self-reliant. I have a foundation; on a trip to Costa Rica where he’ll getting in a workout at the gym, or
I can read my own analytics.” be photographing hotels and resorts. something. hanging out with Carter Bruce, his
OM Media provides social media Mikols is quick to point out that his dog and forever friend, watching the
advertising and marketing for multiple entrepreneurial journey is born not OSCAR MIKOLS sunset at Peace Valley Park. | r
content platforms, but it’s luxury only of talent, but also many hours
real estate and travel that speak most of hard work. To sum it up, he OM Media, LLC.
to Mikols. borrows a quote from Will Smith: 4127 E. Swamp Road
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A Woman’s Place Helps
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BY LELA CAS EY

L to R: Adrianna Prince, Linda Muehlbronner, Sharon Unruh, Lara Brown, Joanne Milou

W
hen A Woman’s Place (AWP) is designed to help survivors move need to help them rebuild. Once a
first opened their storefront forward in their journey.” more permanent living situation is
in Sellersville, Pa., in 1976, The first step for many victims of abuse secured, they can begin the “RISE”
it was with the intent of providing is to physically escape the situation. empowerment program.
information and basic help to women When necessary, an emergency response “RISE is for people who are post-
in violent domestic situations. More team will personally escort the family crisis,” said Brown. “It’s a 12-week
than 40 years later, AWP has expanded out, sometimes in the dead of night. After program that handles six to 10 clients
to become the primary source of escaping their abusers, survivors need at a time. They learn résumé building,
information and resources for Bucks a safe place to live. For those without interview skills, and financial training.
County women, men and children living other options, A Woman’s Place provides We help them to explore educational
in abusive homes. No longer content temporary housing in a secure location. options and learn about law and civic
just to help victims survive, AWP But this is no ordinary shelter. It was engagement. The culmination of
provides everything they need to thrive. designed to help families feel comfortable the program is a shopping spree at
“We provide a holistic approach to and supported in their journey. In Full Swing.”
handling domestic abuse and violence
“People lose so much “We want their first step to be a gentle As manager of the store, Brown is able
in Bucks County,” said Lara Brown, of who they are in one,” Brown explained. “We know how to help clients begin to reclaim themselves.
manager of In Full Swing, a thrift store difficult it can be to leave. The shelter is “People lose so much of who they
boutique that is the public face of
domestic abuse.” set up to be comfortable and nurturing. are in domestic abuse,” she observed.
AWP. “We’ve got direct client services, LARA B R OWN It’s a house with private rooms that can “Your best friend, the person who is
empowerment programs, community hold up to eight families at a time.” supposed to be your support system,
outreach, education programs and While at the shelter, families tears you down and strips you of all
our thrift store. Each department are provided with everything they your brightness.”

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“Clients come in who will only buy go to A Woman’s Place. That revenue
clothing two sizes too big because provides 11 percent of the total funds
that’s all they were allowed to wear,” that keep AWP operating. The rest
Brown continued. “I get to watch them of the money comes from federal and
turn from this little caterpillar into a state grants, events, and private donors.
beautiful butterfly.” It’s not only the donations that keep
Clients are given gift certificates to A Woman’s Place going, but also the
the store. Sometimes they come in for volunteers. Around 300 volunteers per
basics, sometimes for interview clothes, year go through an intensive 40-hour
and sometimes just to talk. program in order to be most effective
“A lot of times people end up in the at assisting the clients with everything
store because they’re going through from legal help to counseling.
“Clients come in something,” said Brown. “They’ll look “We don’t survive without our
up what A Woman’s Place is, and find volunteers,” Brown noted. “They are
who will only buy us. We’re the public face of a very really committed. People in this area
clothing two sizes private organization.” are in a position to be generous, and
“Sometimes they just want to come they are.”
too big because in and get information on their own Brown encourages anyone who has
that’s all they were terms,” she added. “We are always ready an interest in volunteering to call the
when someone comes into the store. I’ve office and see how they can contribute.
allowed to wear.” taken people into our office and made And, if volunteering time isn’t an
the call to the AWP hot line with them option, donations are always helpful.
LA R A B ROW N
to get them started.” “Every hour and every dollar
But In Full Swing is more than just goes towards ensuring that when
a place for clients to get help; it’s also these clients finish the program,
a cheerful boutique where both survivors they are able to flourish in their new
and the public can shop for high-end environments,” said Brown. “I am
merchandise at bargain prices. constantly impressed by people’s
“We get such high-quality donations ability to rise above the situation.
that we started enlisting jewelers and Often, they’ll come back to say thank
fashion designers to come in and you, or even volunteer.”
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A CLOSER LOOK A CLOSER LOOK

BY B E T H HAU PT L E

Racing for a Cause
with Bucks County
Dragon Boats

“ALL BOATS READY! ATTENTION!”
CRIES THE STARTER.
A hush falls over the crowd. Suddenly, the
horn sounds, the crowd cheers, and the
colorful dragon boats lunge forward, paddles
splashing feverishly on the glistening lake.
The teams row in perfect unison to the beat
of the onboard drum.

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Gwen Coverdale of Doylestown loves to Szeged, Hungary, to represent the
the thrill of dragon boat racing. U.S. for the International Dragon Boat
“It is exciting being on the water, Federation’s 11th World Club Crew
slogging it out with my teammates,” Championship.
she said. “I love the quick distances— Coverdale shared her excitement
typically 200 or 500 meters—and the about the trip to Hungary.
burst of adrenaline that creeps in at the “Beyond meeting paddlers from around
start and carries you through the body the world, we had the opportunity to race
of each race. And winning is, of course, some of the sport’s powerhouses from
just awesome.” Canada, Australia and Germany,” she
Coverdale is co-captain with Kim said. “We knew that medaling was a long
King of the all-women Blazing Dragons shot—we’re a young crew comparatively
Fusion, one of two “sport” teams of the and this was our first international
nonprofit Bucks County Dragon Boat competition—but we did realize both
Association (BCDBA). of our main goals: to secure one of the
Dragon boating is among the fastest- eight coveted spots in the 200-meter
growing team water sports today. It grand final, and to beat our personal
originated in China around 2,500 years best in each consecutive race.”
ago, and is still celebrated around the The team had one unexpected
summer solstice as the Duanwu, or victory when they won first place in GWEN
“Nearly anyone can learn how to dragon boat.” COVERDALE
Dragon Boat Festival. Legend has it that the 500-meter minor final, beating the
folk hero Qu Yuan threw himself into competition by a full boat length.
the Miluo River to protest the political Dragon Boat Racing has been The BCDBA, founded by Jacquelyn out hunger, one stroke at a time.” In the
strife of his day. Locals rushed in their gaining in popularity in the U.S. for Wetzel and Laurie McHugh, numbers Dragon Boat Festival’s first three years,
fishing boats to rescue him, paddling decades, ever since a San Diego team about 200 members who make up eight the Association raised $110,000 and
furiously and beating their drums to stunned the sport by winning the crews (two sport and six community). secured 17,000 pounds of food.
keep fish and evil spirits away. They World Invitational Dragon Boat race The two sport crews are based in New “It is important to support our
failed to save him, but the tradition in 1984—the first non-Asian team to do Hope and practice three times a week. community,” said Chris Wetzel, board
of dragon boat racing was born, and so. More than 50 million people across The remaining teams are primarily president of BCDBA. “Hunger is
annual dragon boat racing festivals the world now participate in the sport, based at Core Creek Park in Langhorne, something that unfortunately impacts
continue to commemorate his sacrifice. according to the International Dragon Pa., and practice one or two times a week. all age groups and all people.”
In today’s dragon boat racing, 20 Boat Federation. Want to get involved, or at least see “Food insecurity is a significant problem
paddlers sit two across in a 41-foot “Most people who hear about dragon what it’s like? The BCDBA’s fourth in Bucks County,” Coverdale said. “Our
boat that weighs about 750 pounds. A boat racing for the first time think that annual Dragon Boat Festival, sponsored organization recognized early on that this
steersperson stands in the back guiding it’s like sculling,” observed Coverdale. by St. Mary Medical Center, will take was an area where we could have a positive
the boat, and a drummer sits on the “They think that it’s cool, but that they place on Sept. 22 at Lake Luxembourg impact. There’s strength in numbers and
bow beating out the rhythm for the could never do it. This couldn’t be in Core Creek Park. The free event our festival is proof of this fact.” | r
strokes. An ornately carved and painted further from the truth. Nearly anyone draws around 4,000 spectators and
dragon’s head at the bow and tail at the can learn how to dragon boat, and the 60 teams. It’s festive and family-friendly, 156 S. Main St.
stern are features of each boat. beauty of the sport and BCDBA is that with vendors, food trucks, and live New Hope, PA 18938
Coverdale, King, and the Blazing we offer opportunities for people of all entertainment, in addition to the races. 215.416.9051
Dragons Fusion have won their division age ranges and levels to get involved, Proceeds from the event support
of the U.S. national championship from teens to seniors, non-athletes to Bucks County Housing Group’s food buckscountydragonboatfestival.com
several times. This July, they traveled ultra-marathoners.” pantries, and their motto is “paddling buckscountydragonboat.org

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 “A faraway place close to home.” – MARY PASSALACQUA

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where you can leave behind worldly team-building retreats. garnished beautifully.” so many lovely and secluded areas,
cares and experience a feast for your “Our room accommodations offer People come to Woolverton Inn from is perfect for marriage proposals.
senses. From the luscious food to the comfort and luxury: feather beds, gas many different places and for various “Guests can customize packages
lush gardens, owners Mary and Mario fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, outdoor reasons, but everyone hopes to relax completely, from floral arrangements
Passalacqua refer to the Woolverton Inn, and indoor seating, but there are no and get away from their busy lives. to votives set up around our fountains,”
an exquisite getaway in Stockton, N.J., as TVs.” Passalacqua said. “Breakfast is “Friends visiting the inn last summer Passalacqua said. “Some of our favorite
“a faraway place close to home.” a treat—gourmet quality, and freshly left us with a quote from W. B. Yates proposals have been done out on the
The natural beauty of the inn is made each morning, served indoors that captured the essence of their stay: property in the summer evenings, when
breathtaking and invites guests to stroll or out, or delivered graciously to your ‘And I shall have some peace there, the lightning bugs light up the fields
about on 10 acres of park-like grounds guest room.” for peace comes dropping slow,’” and lanterns create a path to a beautiful
adjacent to 300 acres of preserved Many of the ingredients for their Passalacqua recalled. space of the guest’s choosing, with
farmland in Hunterdon County, N.J. sumptuous menu are sourced from Woolverton is also an ideal place a circle of flower petals, and a hidden
“We encourage our guests to spend local suppliers. for couples to spend quality time camera to catch the reaction. All the
time outside, enjoying the peaceful, “We even harvest from our kitchen together, reconnect, or celebrate guests need to do is share their vision
natural beauty that surrounds us all times garden when we can,” explained a special occasion. and bring the ring!”
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The Inn hosts small elopements and an extravagant multi-course breakfast, exceptional hospitality and concierge relaxation, restoration and romance
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The “Hair as Art” competition will allow
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T
he 22nd Annual Riverside There’s also live music all weekend “Since the 70s through to today’s Interactive events include a Crayola
Festival of the Arts is a two-day long, including 2018 Blues Hall of Fame Riverside Arts Festival put on by Arts area where children are invited to create
outdoor event in Easton, Pa., guitarist Tom “The Suit” Forst, Mike Roi Community of Easton, I have been blown projects for free. Also free of charge
featuring fine arts, crafts, food and some and the Secret People, Cubbage, and away by the incredible local talent that are art demos for all ages and “create
of the best music the area has to offer. SoR, among the lively, eclectic bands we have in our area,” said Andy Daub of art” areas. There will also be plenty of
“The festival is known for talented performing. Brown Daub Auto, a long-time sponsor interesting food truck goodies and craft
artists and artisans exhibiting in “As a 185-year-old family-owned of the event. “I have purchased art brewing libations on the riverbanks,
a beautiful location along the Delaware musical instrument maker, we have through the years, and I have now pretty say organizers. | r
River, where art pulses through this always nurtured homegrown music,” much run out of wall space for additional
historic city’s veins,” said Jim Toia, noted Chris Thomas of Martin Guitar and art, and love every piece.” Riverside Festival of the Arts takes
director of the Lafayette College director of artists and events. “We support Another attraction is the plein air place on Sept. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m.
Community Based Teaching Program local emerging talent with the aim of art competition where prizes of $1000, to 5 p.m., in Riverside and Scott Parks
and honorary festival chairperson. bringing inspiration and continuing $500, or $300 will be awarded for best in in Easton. Best of all, it’s free and
“This arts-packed weekend is an the lifecycle of locally-grown music show. Artists, including non-exhibitors, open to everyone!
exciting time to visit the renaissance for endless generations.” may also enter their work in a juried art
town of Easton.” Musical presentations by competition, with prizes up to $2,000. Larry Holmes Drive
More than 80 artists and artisans will Freddy Award-winning actors are A “Hair as Art” competition will Easton, PA 18042
exhibit, demo, and offer their handmade among the live dance and creative allow regional stylists to compete for
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ean Evangelou, owner of “I knew the quality of the food was “The happy hour is bustling,” current Wednesday night special is
Square One Pub since 2017, good,” Evangelou said. “I didn’t change Evangelou said. Baby Back Ribs, and a 14-ounce Prime
wants you to know that everything—I didn’t feel I needed to.” It runs Monday through Friday from Rib on Thursdays. And Evangelou
Square One is a pub, but it’s also The Saloon was an Italian Steakhouse, 4 to 6 p.m., with six taps and seasonal has been doing some ahi tuna dishes,
much more. so he brought over a lot of recipes— drinks. Trending now: The Strawberry a Mango Tuna Tartare that’s a hit,
“We have fish and chips, buffalo largely pasta dishes and the marinara Vomo, a cocktail made with muddled and a Blackened Ahi Tuna over
wings, chicken tenders, and a pub- sauce—that Evangelou says customers fresh strawberries and mint, vanilla Parmesan Risotto.
grilled cheese with raisin bread, but rave about. vodka, sour mix, and topped with Sprite. The specials menu changes with the
we also have much more than that,” he “We also did a lot of seafood dishes “It’s very refreshing,” said Evangelou. seasons, he noted.
explained. “People look at the name and there, so we have a lot of fresh fish There’s also an early supper menu “It’s a process, it’s constantly changing,
see ‘pub,’ but the menu is all over the coming in here throughout the week,” from Sunday through Thursday, also it’s a dynamic thing, and I think that’s
place. We have people coming in here he said. Many of the weekly specials are from 4 to 6 p.m., with three price options, important,” Evangelou said.
five, six times a week, so you really have based on those deliveries. all of which include an appetizer, entree, And let’s not forget about dessert.
to keep it going.” Evangelou takes pride in the fact that a and dessert. Not only are there items like homemade
Evangelou, who owned the Saloon lot of his customers from the now-shuttered In addition, Square One Pub offers bread pudding and tiramisu, but also
in Newtown, Pa., for 10 years, has taken Saloon now dine at Square One, especially specials several times per week. “cheesecake that will knock your socks
the best of what that menu offered since the closing of that restaurant was very “I have taco night on Tuesdays, which off!” according to Evangelou. Much of
and combined it with the best of what difficult for him, his staff, and his family. is various tacos of seafood, steak or the of produce and dairy products are
Square One already offered. Though he Evangelou describes Square One chicken,” said Evangelou. sourced from Tanner’s in Richboro,
saw some things that could be improved as more of a “pub/restaurant.” With Recent customer favorites have including the iconic ice cream, which
when he took over, he also believed in a 24-seat bar and dining room, it has included a Red Grouper Taco and the is served on its own or as a side with
what was already being done. something to offer everyone. Crispy Chicken Wonton Taco. The other desserts like apple crisp.

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DEAN EVANGELOU

The restaurant business is in “Square One is a place where people adds popular specials to the permanent “We have all the parking in the world
Evangelou’s blood. are having fun,” he said. “It’s a very menu, like the Tempura Batter Chicken here!” Evangelou pointed out.
“I grew up in it,” he said. friendly bar, where people know and see Breast with Sweet Chili Sauce. Best of And that’s always a welcome bonus
His family owned a Greek nightclub, each other all the time. It’s a happy and all, everything on the menu is available when dining out in New Hope. | r
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the South Street Diner. With over his customer’s passion for food, and the thoughtfully prepared menu, the New Hope, PA 18938
40 years in the restaurant business, he enjoys pleasing customers and friendly staff, and the cozy, casual
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