Check out some new additions to the local restaurant scene like GG Italian in Glen Mills. Inspired by the chef’s daughter (GG), the menu’s “full of life, zest and will bring a smile to everyone's face” with everything from Crispy Calamari to Chicken Cutlet Italiano.

Try a French Poodle or Greyhound (sandwich!) at PureBread Deli’s newest location in Kennett Square. Founded by “a passionate dog enthusiast,” it features sandwiches, soups, salads and jumbo muffins “prepared from scratch daily.”

Or satisfy your sweet tooth at “always hot, always fresh, made-to-order” Factory Donuts, now open in Media and Newtown. The Philadelphia favorite’s coming soon to Doylestown too.

In other food news, grab blankets or folding chairs and head to Chaddsford Winery for a free Labor Day Jazz Festival Saturday, Aug. 31 to Monday, Sept. 2, starting daily at 11 a.m. Pay as you go for wine and food.

Visit Yellow Springs Farm in Chester Springs for Open Farm Days Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taste award-winning cheeses, see the goats and browse hundreds of native plants for sale.

Are you ready for some mushrooms? Kick off a mushroom-centric weekend with a free cooking demonstration at The Woodlands at Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square Friday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. Learn to make “simple and delicious” exotic mushroom appetizers.

And don’t miss Kennett Square’s 34th annual Mushroom Festival Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. The country’s mushroom capital celebrates with a parade, 5K run, carnival, competitions and more. Admission: $3 for ages 12 and up.

“Say goodbye to summer” at Malvern’s Endless Summerfest Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the highlights: food trucks, music, games, activities and the Yard Bar.

Savor the savings during Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week Monday, Sept. 9 to Saturday, Sept. 14 with “prix-fixe menus at 17 premier restaurants in northern Delaware and southern Chester County.” Choose a $35 three-course dinner or $15 two-course lunch.

Calling all homebrewers! Connect with other aficionados at Workhorse Brewing Company’s free Homebrew Night Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. in King of Prussia. “Bring your latest and greatest” to “share, taste and discuss.”

“Sip Behind the Scenes” at Newlin Grist Mill’s free happy hour Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Glen Mills. This month’s installment: “Plants and Pints.” Must be 21 or older.

Reserve a seat (one of only 18) at The Vintner’s Table, “an intimate, educational wine-pairing dinner” at Chaddsford Winery Friday, Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Natalie's Fine Foods caters the five-course meal. Tickets: $75.

Enjoy “tons of delicious food” at the 40th annual Chester County Restaurant Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 12 to 5:30 p.m. Browse arts and crafts booths, listen to live music and relax in the Beer & Wine Garden. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 22.

Finally, delight in “down-home family fun” at Shugart’s Sunday BBQ & Blues Sept. 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Historic Sugartown in Malvern. Named for tavern owner Eli Shugart, the day includes “finger-licking barbecue,” live music, hayrides and games. Tickets: $40 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 10.

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