Food & Spirits: Dienner’s Country Restaurant (Ronks, PA)

Restaurant: Dienner’s Country Restaurant Date: Cumulative Visits (most recently May 2, 2016) Location: 2855 Highway East, Ronks, PA Pennsylvania Dutch buffets in Lancaster are a dime a dozen. Some are plentiful and fresh while others have seen better days. I’ve been coming to Dienner’s since I was a little kid. Over the years, the visits have…

Every Tombstone Tells a Story

Unlike even some of the oldest cemeteries I have been to in New Jersey on my ghostly travels, none came close to what I saw in Hartford, Connecticut this past week when it comes to tombstone descriptions. Readers of this blog and viewers of my web-series can recall episodes filmed at Rose Hill Cemetery in…

Food & Spirits: Black Eyed Sally’s (Hartford, CT)

Restaurant: Black Eyed Sally’s Date: March 13, 2016 Location: 350 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT I walked out of Black Eyed Sally’s Sunday night very sad—sad that we didn’t find this place sooner. I’ve been to Texas twice in my travels, to Dallas and San Antonio. Add up all the meals I had in those two…

Food & Spirits: Mystic Diner (Mystic, CT)

Restaurant: Mystic Diner Date: March 13, 2016 Location: 253 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT We just needed to see how Connecticut does diners, being from New Jersey which is the diner capital of the world. We stopped in at the Mystic Diner right after visiting the aquarium and before heading over to the historic seaport. The…

Food & Spirits: City Steam Brewery (Hartford, CT)

Restaurant: City Steam Brewery Date: March 12, 2016 Location: 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT When a place advertises that even their hamburger buns are made in-house, you know you’re probably going to get an above average dining experience. Brew-pubs are really hit or miss, at least the ones I’ve been to. There are places that…

Food & Spirits: M & M Bistro (Hartford, CT)

Restaurant: M & M Bistro Date: March 12, 2016 Location: 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT I’ve actually never eaten in a hotel restaurant before. To me, they have always been kind of “blah”. Because it was starting to get chilly out, and honestly, we were sick of walking around Hartford (Will’s fitness app has tracked us…

Food & Spirits: Agave Grill (Hartford, CT)

Restaurant: Agave Grill Date: March 10, 2016 Location: 100 Allyn Street, Hartford, CT Let’s give a shout-out to Renee, a lady we met while at the Connecticut Old Statehouse. She was a worker there and asked if we were from out of town. We hit it big when she asked us if we wanted restaurant recommendations….

Food & Spirits: Sunberry Cafe (Hartford, CT)

Restaurant: Sunberry Cafe and Catering Date: March 10, 2016 Location: 65 Pratt Street, Hartford, CT Our first stop in a five-day excursion to Connecticut was a real winner. Just outside our hotel is a charming little brick side street. Literally, in order were the following: a liquor store, Thai restaurant, cigar shop, Korean BBQ, psychic…

Food & Spirits: A Bang for Your Buck at Havana (New Hope, PA)

Restaurant: Havana Date: September 3, 2015 Location: 105 South Main Street, New Hope, PA Sorry for the delay with this. It got lost in my drafts queue. New Hope is one of my favorite places to visit. Still, it is very hit or miss with eating establishments. Many are highly expensive, offering fine dining sized…