Food & Spirits: Manor Buffet (Lancaster, PA)

Restaurant: Manor Buffet Date: July 25, 2016 Location: 2090 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 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…

Food & Spirits: Pizza City (Strasburg, PA)

Restaurant: Pizza City Date: July 23, 2016 Location: 6 East Main Street, Strasburg, PA Did you really just go for pizza in the middle of Amish Country? I have driven past Pizza City in Strasburg for years. It sits in an unassuming building. You would probably miss it if you weren’t looking for it. Located in…

Food & Spirits: Cracker Barrel (Lancaster, PA)

Restaurant: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Date: July 24, 2016 Location: 35 South Willowdale Drive, Lancaster, PA The Cracker Barrel is a place you can’t go to unless you’re absolutely starving. Normally, I have an aversion to visiting chain restaurants while on vacation. However, it seemed like the right place and right time to check…

Food & Spirits: Joni’s 340 Diner (Smoketown, PA)

Restaurant: Joni’s 340 Diner Date: July 26, 2016 Location: 2481 Old Philadelphia Pike, Smoketown, PA I’ve discovered that every vacation, no matter how good or bad, will contain one restaurant dud. Well, actually, Joni’s 340 Diner would probably classify more as a bomb. We should have taken the warning sign that there was not a…

Food & Spirits: Customize Your “Flight” at Huckleberry’s

I was just expecting to stop in for one drink at Huckleberry’s after a busy day on Monday. I ordered a Rusty Nail (Scotch and Drambuie for those of you who don’t know what comprises this classic yet forgotten cocktail) while Will pondered his options. The featured drink of the day was a “flight” of…

Food & Spirits: Visiting Downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania

No preconceived notions. No prior knowledge except that the town had chocolate and pretzel factories. We arrived in the morning with the intent on visiting the Wilbur Chocolate Factory first with the hope of trying some free samples and seeing vast amounts of chocolate. I was very disappointed to find that there are no actual…

Food & Spirits: General Sutter Inn (Lititz, PA)

Restaurant: General Sutter Inn Date: July 25, 2016 Location: 14 East Main Street, Lititz, PA While at the Lititz Historical Association, we had inquired about the General Sutter Inn to the tour guide we were chatting with. He said that along with the British pub connected to it are owned by the same person, a…

Food & Spirits: Drink Absinthe On the Strasburg Railroad

I’m surprised hipsters haven’t discovered absinthe yet. A spirit with hundreds of years of history, mystique, and malignment, only to be banned in many countries of the world due to a false hysteria before it was finally realized that it is no more dangerous than any other alcohol. Out of sight, out of mind, and…

Food & Spirits: West Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant (Matawan, NJ)

Restaurant: West Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant Date: July 8, 2016 Location: 1016 State Route 34, Matawan, NJ Unlike Crown Palace, this sit-down Chinese restaurant does not hearken back days of old. There are no uniformed waiters or expensive umbrella cocktails. Actually, West Lake is a BYOB, something which acts as a saving grace as you…

Food & Spirits: A Bloody Good Birthday Lunch

Will asked me where I wanted to go for lunch on my birthday, and my first instinct was to grab Filipino food at Phil-Am in Colonia. We had been there several times before, but I was just feeling like some hearty, meaty, no frills ethnic food. It was at this same place where I first…