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White Peppermint Bark

Any candy shops, bake shops, or farm markets in the Philadelphia area sell white peppermint bark during the Christmas season?

Dec 03, 2007
hoops47 in Pennsylvania

Cream chipped beef

I've been to Hank's and I agree. They skimp on the beef.

Sep 15, 2007
hoops47 in Pennsylvania

Ham and Bean Soup/ Lancaster County(PA) or Berks County(PA)

Where is the best?
Replies can be a restaurant, a diner, a church bazaar, a firehouse benefit or a farmers' market.
If a church bazaar or firehouse benefit, they usually occur the same date every year so try and give a time frame.
Please do not reply with a farmers' market that sells mass produced bean soup by Spring Glen Farms.

Aug 30, 2007
hoops47 in Pennsylvania

Cream chipped beef

Thank you for all who replied.
Some of my favorites are:
1. Ray's Malt Shop on Germantown Pike and DeKalb Pike outside Norristown.
2. My fav used to be the Main Street Grille in Fraser on Lancaster Avenue but they have significantly cut down on the quantity of dried beef. Still worth a try.
3. The relic known as the Fraser Diner on Lancaster Avenue a 1/2 block from the Main Street Grille is good for the price.

I agree with comments about Stouffer's. It is at least a B+. I can usually tell when a restaurant is passing it off as their own.
DK Diner in West Chester has small portions of dried beef in theirs.

I have read about Ida Mae's and plan on a visit.

Aug 30, 2007
hoops47 in Pennsylvania

Black and White Cookie

Where is the best black and white cookie in northern New Jersey-either at a diner or a bakery? Do most get imported from NYC?

Aug 24, 2007
hoops47 in General Tristate Archive

Thin Crust Pizza in Mid Atlantic area

Southeast Pennsylvania

Aug 24, 2007
hoops47 in Mid-Atlantic

BBQ around Hampton, VA

I usually hit this town once a year. I have been surprised at the lack of BBQ places. Am I looking in the wrong places? Hampton is not that big. Any names and addresses would help.

Aug 23, 2007
hoops47 in General South Archive

Thin Crust Pizza in Mid Atlantic area

Any pizza places in this region make Brooklyn style thin crust pizza or is all run of the mill doughy slabs like Dominoes and Papa Johns? The first test is that if you hold the pizza slice away from your mouth and it droops like a dog's tongue, it fails before you even taste it.

Aug 23, 2007
hoops47 in Mid-Atlantic

Pizza in Belleville, NJ

What Italian restaurant has the best pizza in Belleville, NJ?

Aug 23, 2007
hoops47 in General Tristate Archive

Mazur's Bakery in Lyndhurst, NJ

Is Mazur"s the best bakery in northern New Jersey?
If not, name one better.

Aug 23, 2007
hoops47 in General Tristate Archive

Cream chipped beef

What diners or restaurants in the Philadelphia area including Berks and Lancaster Counties have the best cream chipped beef on their breakfast menus?

Aug 22, 2007
hoops47 in Pennsylvania