Food & Spirits: 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 Kennet Square, Pennsylvania the last few days: Longwood Gardens, as expected, was pretty great. Gardens aren’t really my thing, and walking around in the heat and humidity was a bit of a chore, but I enjoyed…

Food & Spirits: Half Moon Restaurant (Kennett Square, PA)

Restaurant: Half Moon Restaurant and Saloon Date: August 25, 2016 Location: 108 West State Street, Kennet Square, PA After an abominable meal the night before, I desperately needed something good to bring me back. We visited The Mushroom Cap which is a store in town devoted entirely to mushrooms (and includes presumably the world’s only “Mushroom…

Food & Spirits: Kildare’s Public House (West Chester, PA)

Restaurant: Kildare’s Public House Date: August 24, 2016 Location: 18 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA It was a beautiful afternoon yesterday and although the inside of the pub was gorgeous, we decided to sit outside. The menu was full of contemporary American classics as well as old Irish favorites. As soon as I saw…

Food & Spirits: Longwood Family Restaurant (Kennett Square)

Restaurant: Longwood Family Restaurant Date: August 24, 2016 Location: 938 East Baltimore Pike, Kennet Square, PA After going more than a year without visiting any horrific restaurants, I have now hit two in the last two months. I’m not even going to introduce the Longwood Family Restaurant with any pleasantries. This place sucked, plain and…

Food & Spirits: Windmill Family Restaurant (Morgantown, PA)

Restaurant: Windmill Family Restaurant Date: July 24, 2016 Location: 2838 Main Street, Morganville, PA Ah, the first restaurant we hit up on this recent trip is the last review I have to post. This time we stopped at one of my old stomping grounds on the way in last week. The Windmill Family Restaurant is a…

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…