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The first-ever Bucks County Restaurant Week kicks off in April

Josh Middleton

Bucks County, our bucolic neighbor that includes favorite excursions from Philadelphia such as New Hope and Peddler’s Village, is gearing up to host its first-ever Restaurant Week next month—from April 29 to May 5.

Those familiar with Philadelphia Restaurant Week will recognize the deal: Participating diners will get a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu for $25 or $35 per person, depending on the location.

Around 65 restaurants, pubs and bistros in more than 20 Bucks County towns are taking part—that includes highly rated spots like Empanada Mama in Doylestown, where $35 gets you six empanadas, a gourmet side salad and dessert.

Also in Doylestown, the $35 menu at The Hattery Stove and Still includes a choice from six starters, such as chicken liver pate and grilled corn cake, five entrees, including a chicken pot pie and the Everything Salmon, and two desserts. Nearby upscale Italian eatery Genevieve's Kitchen features a similar $35 menu, with starter options like grilled kale and meatballs, and entrees like hangar steak and shrimp and polenta.

Heading to New Hope? Try fancy new American joint Martine's RiverHouse Restaurant, which has river views and both a $25 and $35 Restaurant Week menu. Those include squid ink risotto, milk-braised pork ragu and seared tuna.

There are also a few oddball selections like the Red Robin in Neshaminy, where you can get two burgers, an appetizer and dessert for $35.

Drinks are extra, but many of the participating restaurants are BYOB, so you can bring your own beer or wine to cut back on the cost of the check. You can also score 25 percent off one Lyft ride if you use the code “EATINBUCKSCO” throughout the week. That gets you 25 percent off your fee. That savings is capped at $5, which won’t help much if you’re riding from Philly, but great if you’re exploring the town before dinner.

See the full list of participating locations and check out the menus here. Reservations are encouraged, and they can be made on a special Bucks County Restaurant Week OpenTable page here.

Get out and explore. You just may discover some new far-flung favorites.

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