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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Alibi American Whiskey

Normally when I travel, I bring a bottle of Maker’s Mark with me. This is just my standard. It’s what I pour after I have come back to the room to start blogging about the day’s events. On this week’s trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I decided to change things up. I didn’t bring anything with…

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: 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,…