Photo of the Day: July 20, 2017

“Photo of the Day” is back! Inside one of the greenhouses during last year’s Longwood Gardens’ production of “Nightscape”. This photo does not really do the beauty justice. August 2017.

Photo of the Day: May 31, 2017

This past spring was “Orchid Extravaganza” at Longwood Gardens. It was a beautiful display. It has since given way to the “Summer of Spectacle”, which involves the newly renovated garden fountains. It is highly anticipated and makes for a busy summer in Kennett Square. March 2017.

Photo of the Day: May 17, 2017

Apparently, this is the fanciest table I’ve ever sat at, and for a Heineken no less. Then again, even the mere cafeteria at Longwood Gardens is nothing to sneeze at. You can get this bottle for $7, and have everything from a $20 prime rib to a small bottle of wine even more expensive than…

Travel Guide PA: A Tale of Two Plaza Aztecas

Jekyll, meet Hyde. Last month, Will and I ate at a Plaza Azteca in Kennett Square. It’s a small Mexican chain in Pennsylvania and other states on the east coast. As I detailed in my review, the food was good enough to get 4 out of 5 stars. I was, in fact, impressed with the…

Travel Guide PA: Plaza Azteca (Kennett Square)

Plaza Azteca is a chain restaurant. Usually, I try to stay away from chains on vacation, but this was the last night of our trip and it was within walking distance from our hotel. There’s actually quite a few Mexican restaurants in town. We were told by a shopkeeper that the Mexican food in and…

Travel Guide PA: La Verona (Kennett Square)

We had New Year’s Eve dinner at La Verona. Our culinary exploits had taken us everywhere except for Italian food, so it was about time. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. We sat in the bar area. Gradually, the place started to fill up as it got later and later, and people wanted to…

Travel Guide PA: Lily Asian Cuisine (Kennett Square)

We wanted to eat here on our first night in Kennett Square, but the line was so long that we couldn’t even get into the restaurant to give our names. The next night, we went earlier and got in with ease. It was then I realized how remarkable it was for them to be so…

Travel Guide PA: Palm-a-Bagel (Kennett Square)

This is going to be a quick one. I don’t even have a picture of my own. Just a shout-out to Palm-a-Bagel, which is locatedĀ in the shopping center across US 1 from the Hilton Garden Inn of Kennett Square. We ate there before heading to Longwood Gardens. Bagels were as good as you would find…

Travel Guide PA: In Kennett Square for a Week After Christmas

I hope you all enjoyed the Travel Guide posts for Maryland and Delaware. I’m home now, but over the next few days I’ll be writing about Kennett Square (again) as we stopped there after leaving Ocean City. On this past trip, I broke one of my own cardinal rules. After mentioning it on this blog…

Travel Guide PA: Kennett Square Odds and Ends

Below are some food and drink-related odds and ends which did not make it into my restaurant reviews from this past trip to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Again, we went in August, so don’t be thrown off guard with mentions of how hot it was as I sit here posting this in 30 degree December weather.