(The following is a special series on Bluejeanfood.com written by guest contributing writer and correspondent for “Small Bites Radio” William Knowles. He highlights his passions of trying something new whenever the opportunity presents itself, or possibly something old, but new again since it has been a while. I hope you enjoy his very special perspective that I am sure many of you can relate to. Follow him on his exciting journey “Around Town”)
Bowlero, the newly rebranded entertainment center (previously Brunswick Zone) had a grand re-opening at their Feasterville, PA location on Saturday, October 21st. Around Town was there to cover the event, which included an appearance by Philadelphia Eagles legend Brian Westbrook.
Bowlero Feasterville offers a fresh take on the traditional bowling experience, combining 48 blacklight lanes, a high-tech laser tag arena, state-of-the-art arcade, billiards, and interesting new food and drink items. The sprawling, beautiful facility underwent a major remodeling and transition to make it the premier recreation stop in Bucks County.
Around Town was treated to a wonderful day by the Bowlero’s friendly staff, and we had the good fortune of sampling some of the new menu items that will be featured. The Super Cheesy sliders were my personal favorite, but the regular sized burgers like the Cravin’ Bacon and The Monster were also out of this world. The Chi-Town Mega Dog brings the classic Windy City taste to the area. Huge portions are the theme, and the giant 5 lb. burger, the five layer pizza cake (and cupcakes), and 2-foot long dog were just the tip of the iceberg. The dessert menu is heaven for any sweets lover, with the Monster Cookie Melt, Sweet Belgian Waffle Fries, and Sprinkled Ice Cream sandwiches all made fresh and delicious.
An added bonus to our day was the presence of NFL great Brian Westbrook, who was on hand to award prizes, meet with an Eagles frenzied crowd, and throw a few games himself. The genial Westbrook brought out a large following to the Bowlero, a great opening day festivity to show off the fresh new center, and for the opportunity to meet one of our team’s all-time best players as well.
Many new locally owned gaming centers have been sprouting up in the area, and Bowlero takes some of the ideas those places have tried out to the next level. The days of your traditional bowling alley have seemingly gone by the wayside, and as Bowlero continues to grow their brand and renovate their existing centers, their popularity is sure to grow. Technology has played a key role in these ideas and growth, with the popularity of virtual video games and laser tag soaring. The convenience of having these amenities, along with your traditional bowling alley, billiard tables, and great food and drink, all in one neatly designed building, is a plus for their business and for communities seeking fun and recreation.
I had a blast at the Bowlero, and you should check it out to see a glimpse of the future in entertainment and gaming centers NOW. See you soon, around town!