Sure, it’s a great place to live and explore, and we all have friends and family there. But Doylestown is blessed for the time being with a daily newspaper and Patch, and we’re trying to fill the local journalistic void that stretches out in all directions from New Hope.
That said, we’re complete suckers for photographs of glistening burgers and savory crab cakes, and if consuming these culinary objects of desire somehow benefits U.S. military veterans, then we run with it.
To the point: The Hattery Stove & Still inside The Doylestown Inn is hosting its third “Pay What You Want” Burger Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22, from 5 to 10 p.m. This time, the theme is Surf ‘n’ Turf, as Chef Billy Gilbo’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and a Tuna Burger will be added to the list of burger choices.
Proceeds benefit the Travis Manion Foundation — a Doylestown-based charity that supports our nation’s military, veterans, and families of fallen heroes and inspires selfless service.
“Travis Manion grew up in Doylestown and we’re honored to be able to help this local non-profit that does so much for veterans,” said Hattery Stove & Still General Manager Alex Nelinson. “We’re excited to add our delicious Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich to our burger lineup, so diners will have an additional delectable sandwich to choose from.”
Manion, a LaSalle College High School and U.S. Naval Academy graduate made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. The First Lieutenant was serving his second tour in Iraq when he was killed in 2007 during a sniper attack in the Al Anbar province while drawing fire away from his wounded comrades. His selfless actions allowed every member of his patrol to survive. For his actions, the marine officer was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with Valor.
“The mission of the Travis Manion Foundation is to assist our nation’s veterans and families of the fallen by empowering them to take the next step in their personal journeys and inspire the next generation of leaders,” said Ryan Manion-Borek, foundation president and Travis’ sister. “We believe the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living. ‘If Not Me, Then Who,’ the words Travis spoke before leaving for his second deployment and final deployment to Iraq, have inspired a national movement to service.”
On June 22, Hattery diners can choose from six different burgers:
House Blend – Black Angus Blend of Sirloin and Chuck
Pierre – Boursin Cheese and Caramelized Onions
Main St. – Gruyere and Bacon, topped with a Fried Egg
Kennett Square – Mixed Mushrooms and Gorgonzola
Tuna Burger – Grilled Rare Tuna, Truffle Honey, Asian Slaw and Sriracha Aioli
Crab Cake – Jumbo Lump Crabmeat with Asian Slaw and Remoulade Mayo
The Hattery’s burgers are served on a toasted brioche bun with house made fries, and are usually priced at $14 apiece. The Hattery Stove & Still is located inside the historic Doylestown Inn at 18 W. State Street; (215) 345-1527.