Yes, the title of this blog is Eating New Jersey, which is the main focus. But I also spend quite a bit of time exploring our neighboring Pennsylvania. I have been visiting Lancaster since I was in the womb, make a pilgrimage to Gettysburg almost every year, and have recently fallen in love with New Hope. This past summer also led me to the Kennett Square and Chadds Ford area; both lovely places. That will lead to a new feature of this blog which I will title “Travel Guide” for out-of-state posts. For example, future Pennsylvania posts will be labeled “Travel Guide PA”, and so on and so forth for other states.
I also want to point out my Instagram account, which the public is welcome to follow: gregsfoodblog. It’s a great place to get the latest on what I’m eating or drinking. Everything I write about on this blog has been on my Instagram at some point, but not everything on there makes it to the blog. It’s also much more informal. Please feel free to follow me so we can “eat” together. Below are some of my Pic Collages which I made to wrap up the summer of 2016 and my travels in Pennsylvania.
The Fulton Steamboat Inn in Lancaster. I won’t stay anywhere else.
The town of Lititz was so charming. Pictured: the General Sutter Inn, and the Wilbur Chocolate and Sturgis Pretzel Factories.
Some great food was eaten this summer in Pennsylvania: blueberry pancakes, home-fries, and scrapple at the Windmill Family Restaurant (Morgantown), chicken and dumplings from everyone’s favorite, the Cracker Barrel (Lancaster), a heavenly and authentic chicken and leek pie at from the General Sutter Inn (Lititz), a panini with pulled elk, broccoli rabe, and provolone from the Half Moon which specializes in exotic meats (Kennett Square), a full Irish breakfast at Kildare’s (West Chester), and the best damn pretzel I’ve ever had, at Longwood Gardens no less (Kennett Square).
More from the Fulton Steamboat: their restaurant, Huckleberry’s Tavern, offers flights of the drink of your choice. My friend had one of Kah Tequilas while I went with scotch.
No matter where you are, if you want insight into a particular culture or geography, go to their local market. Roots in Mannheim is the epitome of a rustic, country farmer’s market. No frills, just fresh meats and produce, antiques, and great deals.