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: Nancy’s Village Cafe (Lahaska, PA)

Restaurant: Nancy’s Village Cafe Date: June 16, 2016 Location: Peddler’s Village, Courtyard Store 7, Lahaska, PA When you visit Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, be prepared to shell out some big bucks. This applies to both shops and restaurants. However, there is one place which has been in business forever and is off the beaten…

Food & Spirits: Fireside Tavern (Strasburg, PA)

Restaurant: Fireside Tavern Date: May 31, 2016 Location: 1500 Historic Drive, Strasburg, PA Admit it: whenever Robert Irvine chews someone out for not using enough seasoning on Restaurant: Impossible, you laugh. You think to yourself it’s not a big deal and there is no way it can affect the food that badly. Now, store that in…

Food & Spirits: Isaac’s Restaurant and Deli (Strasburg, PA)

Restaurant: Isaac’s Restaurant and Deli Date: Cumulative Visits (most recently: May 31, 2016) Location: 226 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA) Oh how the mighty have fallen. This used to be my favorite restaurant as a child visitor to Lancaster County. After all, it was a fun place to be a kid. One room of Isaac’s Restaurant…

Another Great Stay at the Fulton Steamboat Inn

I’ve been staying here since I was little. I think any kid would simply be captivated by the grandeur of what it is like to walk through the Fulton Steamboat Inn. From the outside, it does indeed look like a steamboat—modeled after local inventor Robert Fulton’s Clermont, to be precise. Inside, the decorations are lavish….

Food & Spirits: Huckleberry’s Tavern (Lancaster, PA)

Restaurant: Huckleberry’s Restaurant and Tavern Date: May 3, 2016 Location: 1 Hartman Bridge Road, Lancaster, PA You may be well aware of my intense loathing for eating at hotel restaurants. I begrudgingly went along in Connecticut because all my previous experiences had been sub-par. I’ve been staying at the Fulton Steamboat Inn for as long as…

Food & Spirits: An Ode to Scrapple

Your cholesterol may go up just reading this. You have been warned.  When I was nine or ten and eating at Dienner’s Country Restaurant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I placed something on my plate from the buffet that looked like a brownie to my young and naive eyes. I took a bite. It was no brownie….

Food & Spirits: Conestoga Restaurant (Lancaster, PA)

Restaurant: Conestoga Date: Cumulative Visits (recently May 2, 2016) Location: 1501 East King Street, Lancaster, PA Here’s another place in Lancaster where I have been coming for years. I’ve always had a lukewarm approach towards it because dining experiences here have ranged from pleasant to dreadful. Last night’s visit was a hearty mix of both,…