WRIGHTSTOWN, Pa (CBS) – A Bucks County tavern, which has been popular with locals for decades, is making its national television debut Monday night on the Food Network.

The Pineville Tavern is located just off of Route 413 in Wrightstown. Drew Abbruzzese, executive chef, says his family bought the tavern in 1989, but the building has a long history.

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“The original building has been here since 1742. It has operated as many different things from a feed mill to a general store, but I would say for the past 50 years or so it’s been a restaurant,” Abbruzzese said.

Recently, Abbruzzese says producers of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” contacted the family about participating in a segment on the show. 

“It’s one of those things where the customers actually emailed in. Our loyal fans, which we are more than happy to have, all emailed in and eventually (show producers) contacted us because of all the emails they were getting from our customers,” said Abruzzese.

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He says snapping turtle soup, the tavern’s speciality, along with their homemade ravioli will be in the spotlight during the segment.

Abruzzese says he and his family have invited almost everyone they know to come to the tavern Monday night to watch the episode. The Pineville Tavern will be featured in the second half of the show.

Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio

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