Peanut Brittle cooling at Uncle Leroy’s in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Spring 2016.
I often talk about my friend Walter and the restaurant in New Hope, PA he used to manage. Well here is the menu. He showed it to me over brunch a few weeks ago. Right there in front is the special apple martini he would make customers.
America is a funny place. All summer long, we will scarf down a mechanically separated pink colored slime in tube-form consisting of fat, cartilage, and “trimmings” affectionately known as the “hot dog”, but will shiver in horror when it comes to liver. It was ingrained into my head as a child, the nastiness of liver…
Olive oil…olive oil everywhere!
What’s this giant mushroom and why are you posting it on New Year’s Eve, you may be wondering? Well read on. The snippet below is from last year’s December trip to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. And of course, what would a stay at this place on New Year’s Eve be without sticking around to see the…
Our dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen this past winter in Plymouth Meeting, PA was lackluster… except for this Buffalo Cauliflower. It was so good that we ordered seconds. I don’t think I’ve ever done that with an appetizer. It’s not that it was close to being a vegetarian mock-up of Buffalo chicken—it was just…
A delicious trio of spring rolls at Lily in Kennett Square, PA. But the star of this dish was actually the spicy mayo on the side. To this date, it’s the best I’ve ever had. December 2016.
I could go for this scene right now. A slice of Hummingbird Cake (kind of like carrot cake, but with banana instead and more nutty) and coffee, from Nancy’s Village Cafe in Lahaska, Pennsylvania.
It’s the first day of December, so here is a gingerbread house from Hank’s Place in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Winter 2016.
A beautiful looking cocktail at New Hope’s Logan Inn. It’s called the Martinez: Tanqueray Gin, sweet vermouth, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, and orange bitters. It was so good that I continue to make it at home. September 2017.
The back of King’s Homestead in Lancaster (the Ronks location). Inside is a country and furniture store, but out back, they have a nice fish pond which extends a lot longer than this picture shows. You can feed fish and ducks, and have a seat on their deck and relax. Summer 2017.
The exterior of the Rumspringa Brewery in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. Winery on the bottom, brewery, small-scale restaurant, and tasting room upstairs. Hard to believe that in a lifetime visiting the Lancaster area, this past summer was the first time I ever ventured inside. It was an awesome experience.