MarketBasket: Handmade and helping
These cotton napkins do more than brighten your springtime table: They also help supply the tables of families in need. Retired Kennett Square guidance counselor Jeanne Hutton sews each napkin herself, donating all but the cost of fabric to the Kennett Food Cupboard.
- Samantha Melamed
Second Helping napkins, four for $20 at Nourish, 148 W. State St., Kennett Square, 610-425-2276, and Talula's Table, 102 W. State St., Kennett Square, 610-444-8255.
Philly Beer Week's annual mission to Belgium for a collaboration beer this year paired Dock Street Brewery's Justin Low with Brouwerij Dilewyns' Anne-Catherine Dilewyns, whose Vicaris has made her one of the country's rising beer stars. Their collaboration uses Vicaris tripel as a base, but adds honey to the fermentation instead of sugar, leaving the finished ale drier and lighter than many tripels. Nonetheless, I taste an ethereal ghost of sweet-tart strawberry lingering on the finish. Deliciously drinkable. Dilewyns is also in town for Beer Week and helping Dock Street brew a sibling Philly tripel with local honey called "Plan B," expected to be available at Dock Street (701 S. 50th St.) within a few weeks.
- Craig LaBan
Philly Tripel Belgian Ale, $8 for 10 oz. draft at Standard Tap (901 N. Second St.) and Monk's Cafe (264 S. 16th St.), $11 for 12 oz. at Alla Spina (1410 Mount Vernon St.); $6.99 per 11.2 oz. bottle at the Beer Store (488 Second Street Pike, Southampton); $129.72 a case at the Beeryard (218 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne.)