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Solstice Restaurant Celebrates Opening with a March 9, 2020, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Where's the Beef (i.e., Steak)?

Solstice Restaurant Celebrates Opening with a March 9, 2020, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Where's the Beef (i.e., Steak)? | Newtown News of Interest |

Solstice of Newtown officially opened its doors on Monday with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony just before noon and its first public dinner service in the evening.


On hand to welcome Bucks County’s newest restaurant were leaders of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, State Senator Steve Santarsiero and Newtown Township Supervisors John Mack and Dennis Fisher.


The new-build 9,245 square-foot restaurant at the Village at Newtown Shopping Center is offering hyper-seasonal menus using ingredients at their peak from the best available locations.


Based on the philosophy of fresh, craveable food, as every seasonal solstice or equinox approaches (ie: the first official day of spring, summer, fall and winter), Solstice will unveil an updated menu including dishes that are reflective of what’s in season. And during each season Solstice will launch an ingredient-specific Peak of Season menu featuring one seasonal ingredient prepared and served in 3-4 different iterations. This special menu will only be available for a limited time while the ingredient is at its height of freshness and seasonality.

johnmacknewtown's insight:

When the Solstice conditional use application came before the Newtown Board of Supervisors at the June 12, 2019, public meeting, Attorney Joseph Blackburn representing the applicant described the Solstice as being "affiliated with Shula’s Steak House". What I learned since then is that one of the investors or principals had some involvement with Shula’s Restaurants.


I spoke to the Brixmor representative he said that Shula-style steaks WILL be on the menu along with the seasonal entries. At the opening, I asked Executive Chef Jason Audette to see the menu. There were three steak dishes on the menu. One was a vegetarian “steak” made from celery root!


After the ribbon cutting, I toured the restaurant. It has a very bright atmosphere. But after seeing the Larry David’s “The Ugly Section” episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, I opined that perhaps the outdoor seating area was the “The Beautiful People Section.” However, most of the view is traffic whizzing by on S. Eagle Road. The rest of the view is blocked by the new Village at Newtown brick wall sign.

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