Restaurant Review: Prince St. Cafe (Lancaster, PA)

They say it is hard to get a good pizza in Pennsylvania. As for me, it has been difficult to get good coffee! Diners aside, which put out competent coffee similar to what I can get here in New Jersey, the Keystone State’s cafe scene seems to be a bit lacking. Justin and I were…

Restaurant Review: Huck’s Tavern (Lancaster, PA)

I have reviewed Huck’s Tavern once before. It was a culmination review based on many visits with my parents that included mainly stops for drinks and snacks, and one actual meal. I have always enjoyed my experiences in the bar/restaurant inside the Fulton Steamboat Inn. It is still my favorite hotel to stay at in…

Travel PA 2019 Part 2: The Old Candle Barn

One of our first stops after getting breakfast at Dienner’s when we arrived and satisfying my urge for Pennsylvania Dutch scrapple that I cannot get back home was the Old Candle Barn in Intercourse. I had been here many times as a child. Our house was decorated in country at one point. I remember trying…

Restaurant Review: Vic’s Wayside Inn (Ronks, PA)

For years, I drove past Vic’s Wayside Inn thinking that from the outside it looked like a stereotypical locals only bar where everyone would turn around and look at you when walking in. Maybe even the music would stop too. As Justin and I entered, I still thought that would be the case. But I…

Travel PA 2019 Part 1: Finally Exploring Lancaster City

With a couple of restaurant reviews from this recent trip already up, I wanted to tackle Lancaster City. As I have said, I’ve spent my entire life visiting Lancaster (since I was in the womb). When I went with my parents, we always stayed in the country and hardly ever ventured into the city. I…

Restaurant Review: Himalayan Curry and Grill (Lancaster, PA)

I once read somewhere that New Jersey is second only to India and its surrounding area in terms of where you can actually get quality Indian food. After a few experiences I have had in Pennsylvania, I started to believe that was true…until now. Justin and I wanted to explore Lancaster City. Even though I…

Restaurant Review: Revere Tavern (Paradise, PA)

I’ve been to the historic Revere Tavern many times over the years dating back to when I was a child. However, I had been there only once since I started food blogging, and my review of it was based on a holiday buffet a few years ago. While the food was excellent, such a review…

Restaurants We Miss: Zinn’s Diner (Denver, PA)

This morning, I was looking through some old Lancaster County travel brochures I collected as a child. I’ll be leaving for a three-day trip there tomorrow. Most of them were from the early 2000’s. I then discovered I had a brochure from Zinn’s Diner, marked 2002. This place closed the next year after a 53…

Photo of the Day: January 1, 2018

As you have a gander at this “exotic” selection of jerky at a shop in Lahaska, PA, I want to again wish everyone a happy and healthy 2019! We will be taking a break from daily posting for the next month or two. Just like for my YouTube series, the dead of winter has always…

Photo of the Day: December 31, 2018

Why a gigantic mushroom on New Year’s Eve? Well, this is what the town of Kennett Square drops every year. I had the pleasure/misfortune of witnessing this event two years ago. It was one of those cute but boring “Small Town America” things that you only have to do once. Anyway, another year in the…

Photo of the Day: December 15, 2018

When staying in Kennett Square, my place for breakfast every morning is Hank’s in nearby Chadds Ford. They are more for the locals than tourists, but they make everyone feel at home. Pictured above is a genius idea for a sandwich: a scrapple sub! Two large slices of grilled scrapple slapped across a toasted long…

Photo of the Day: December 14, 2018

A cat hiding out in the heated mansion at Longwood Gardens. This little guy was friendly, walking up to visitors and even sitting on some lady’s lap when she sat down on a nearby bench.