Photo of the Day: December 26, 2018

Speaking from experience, those cannolis were pretty damn good. We had a great selection of baked goods (far more than pictured here) at our annual Christmas concert at the museum last week.

Travel PA 2018 Part 2: The Double Tree at Reading

Justin and I were only in Reading for one day and one night. We arrived late in the afternoon after antiquing in Adamstown with a mandatory stop at Renninger’s. We picked up some books and another piece of hardware for my bar. The traffic was horrendous, so we stopped at only one more shop before…

Photo of the Day: July 8, 2018

I was called into action a few hours before the Meerwald (pictured yesterday) set sail on an evening dinner cruise in partnership with the museum. Some hors d’ouevres needed prepping. Pictured is my creation. While my friend Lynn made the crab salad topping, I was tasked with cutting the cucumbers into 80 thin slices and…

Restaurant Review: Taliercio’s Ultimate Gourmet (Red Bank, NJ)

If there was ever a place that belonged on some kind of Food Network or Travel Channel show in this area, it would be Taliercio’s Ultimate Gourmet in Red Bank. Part deli, part restaurant, part Italian market, there are just too many decisions to be made the moment you walk in the door. I admit,…

Restaurant Review: What’s Brewing at Maria’s (Frenchtown, NJ)

Tucked away on Bridge Street in the quaint, little hamlet of Frenchtown is a place called What’s Brewing at Maria’s. It’s a stop that rounded out a wonderful day-trip to the town last week which also included a visit to the National Hotel. After a good meal and a lot of walking around in one…

Travel Guide PA: Manor Buffet (Lancaster)

Photo courtesy of Lancaster Online. Well Greg, we already ate pizza out in Amish Country, so why not Chinese food too? Yes, I was scared. A Chinese and Sushi buffet in Pennsylvania? Even in my home state I am sometimes skeptical, and we’re a lot closer to the ocean than Lancaster. Once again, I took…