A French café is coming to Chippewa. Candy Castle grows in New Brighton
ALSO: Guy’s Market at 68 starts online ordering
Gluten-free food options are becoming more accessible throughout Western PA
As more people join the gluten-free lifestyle, some local grocery stores and restaurants are offering new options for those following a special diet.
Garrett Roberts, Beaver County Times
(What’s Cooking is a twice-monthly look at the Beaver Valley’s food and beverage scene.)
French food lovers in the Beaver Valley will soon be able to say “ooh la la” or “merci, beaucoup,” as La Petite Tour De France prepares to open a bakery and café in Chippewa Township.
The storefront of La Petite Tour De France, a successful Pittsburgh food truck (slogan: “France in a food truck”), will be located at 748 Shenango Road.
“We make our buttery croissants, danishes, quiche and tarts from scratch, fresh daily,” owners Thierry and Nicole Cheney said in a Facebook direct message. “We will be offering a variety of sandwiches including Croque Monsieur, Turkey Soup, Bacon and Brie, Honey (Plus) and Garlic French Bread Pizza, as well as house salad, coffee and tea.”
La Petite Tour De France is aiming for an October opening on the site of the former Nectar Valley winery, and advises Facebook followers to stay tuned for updates and more information.
Real candy castle
Rosalind Candy Castle is really starting to look like a castle.
If you haven’t stopped by New Brighton’s award-winning candy company recently, you’ll be surprised to see that work is well underway to make the exterior look like a castle, with towers, towers and other architectural features of a medieval structure fit for the city. king.
While crews work hard to complete the new castle-like storefront, the retail store area in the back remains open from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday.
“Everything is going well,” said Michael Cruden, president and CEO of Rosalind Candy Castle. “We hope to be back in retail and office space within 30 days. The exterior may take a little longer with all the stone and special features and lighting. We have a lot of elegant, exciting things going for our castle. I think every detail we thought about will tie in well.” “
Crudden hopes the new building will not only significantly help business operations — with a larger office, refrigeration and shipping department — but will be better for customers as well.
“Our retail space will be larger, allowing more space to shop and more space to offer a better range of products,” he said.
An improved wheelchair ramp with an automated door will be constructed next week. Rosalind’s banner is back up, the roof is finished, and insulation begins.
The castle attracts people’s attention.
“My sister Jennifer and I had been thinking about this for years and it seemed like a pipe dream,” Cruden said. “Seeing it take shape is surreal. We are so excited about all the improvements. The community support has been overwhelming. We have so many people stopping by, sharing personal stories and receiving cards in the mail for support. We wouldn’t be here without the community and our amazing staff.”
The man starts ordering online
Guy’s Market on 68 has begun offering online ordering.
“It’s been a long time coming, and we’ve worked very closely with a great team to make sure this is as easy to use for you guys as possible,” the owners of the New Sewickley Township store and market said on Facebook. “Any and all feedback over these next few weeks will be greatly appreciated because we want to ensure that you, and our customers, are happy with this additional service.”
All online orders will be paid online, Monday through Friday regular kitchen hours of 6am-2pm. Customers can order on the current day and time or select a future time and date. Menu items include sandwiches, wraps, salads, sides, bagels and breakfast burritos.
Customizable specialty coffees and teas will be available to order online seven days a week during regular business hours.
Guy’s also sells pulled pork nacho kits to take home, and award-winning chili made with local pork and beef from Last Chance Farms in New Sewickley.
This time of year, Oktoberfest meals start appearing on menus.
One Pittsburgh restaurant that’s really leaning into the season is City Works Eatery & Pour House, which is loaded with beer and German-inspired meals through October 3.
- Smokehouse Currywurst: Spicy hot link, currywurst sauce, braised sauerkraut, caramelized onions, steak roll.
- Pork Schnitzel: Hand-chopped bone-in pork patty, brown butter spaetzle, braised red cabbage, herb dijon cream sauce.
- German Flatbread: Smoked hot link, bacon-braised sauerkraut, spicy mustard béchamel, Swiss cheese, scallions.
Oktoberfest specialty beers include Pittsburgh’s own Penn Oktoberfest and Penn Pumpkin Roll Ale.
Scott Tady is entertainment editor for The Times and can be reached at email@example.com.