The exterior of the Bongo Road House in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. At first glance, it looks like any other bar. But the foods and flavors that awaited inside were out of this world. When you’re done, you step out into the Poconos. A light snow started to fall shortly after. It was perfect. Winter 2016.
When you think about it, Red Bank, NJ and New Hope, PA are very similar. Both are located near a river, both offer posh specialty shops, both have pricey restaurants (ranging from the well-executed to the pretentious). While New Hope may have a bit more history, one thing is for sure, the similarities include fantastic…
Another mug shot. You know you’re in for a good breakfast when this hits your table. I can’t wait to eat here when I’m in Pennsylvania next week. Dienner’s Country Restaurant, Ronks, Pennsylvania.
Yes. Yes it does. Especially in the Mushroom Capital of America. December 2016.
The original baking ovens (1861) of the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the temperature in the room matched that of an oven. No air conditioning in the original portion of the centuries-old building. Lovely tour, but keep that in mind when visiting in the summer! July 2016.
I enjoy Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, as much as anyone, but most of the restaurants are overpriced and of average quality. Not the case at Nancy’s Cafe. It’s a cozy luncheonette not located in a main hub. You’ll have to look for it. Great sandwiches, soups, and dessert. June 2016.
If you ever find yourself staying in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania (most likely because rooms are too expensive or sold out in King of Prussia 10 minutes away), stay at the Double Tree Philadelphia West. The interior has a grand lobby and nice bar. Check for advance pay specials through Hilton’s website. You may end up…
Tasting a new spirit, Alibi Whiskey, on the balcony of the Fulton Steamboat Inn in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was decent, though the atmosphere made it a little easier on the palate. Spring 2016.
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.
A beautiful Portobello mushroom with tomato, roasted red peppers, and smothered in Mozzarella. No better place to have such a sandwich than in the Mushroom Capital of the World. Hank’s Place. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. January 2017.
The historic (and haunted) Logan Inn of New Hope, Pennsylvania. One of my co-investigators Jake and I went in there one day asking if we could do a quick investigation in their famous haunted room (I can’t remember which number it was). “Of course”, the front desk agent said, “You just have to pay the nightly…
It’s not by design, but most road-trips and vacations usually lead my first breakfast to be blueberry pancakes. I never crave them at any other time. Oh, and look at that slab of scrapple. Windmill Family Restaurant, Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Summer 2016.