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Williamsport Dining Recs

Riepstine's Pub

May 13, 2015
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania

Best potato chips ever...

Utz Plain
Utz Carolina BBQ is unique
Utz Limited Edition Yuengling Buffalo Sauce flavored
Middleswarth BBQ
Middleswarth Sour Cream & Onion
Utz Kettle Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar
Mikesell's Old Fashioned Salt & Pepper

Why is Sonic so bad?

What's with all of the cream pie shakes containing coconut? Also, the onion rings taste strongly of vanilla. I don't get it.

Apr 23, 2014
ClockworkOrange in Chains

Worst commercials?

I've read that they, for the most part, improvise the lines in those ads.

Mar 11, 2014
ClockworkOrange in Chains

Worst commercials?

I love that commercial. Has that 20,000 leagues under the sea thing goin' on.

Mar 11, 2014
ClockworkOrange in Chains

Highest price (per pound) food item.

maybe not the most expensive, but up there - baby and toddler foods/snacks. Just bought a bag of yogurt melts at $3 for 1oz. or $48lb lol

Hellmann's Mayonnaise substitute in the New York area?

Seems like I've waited 10yrs. for this thread LOL. I actually saved a Hellmans label years ago after I noticed it changed to compare to the new stuff. Looking at the old label, the ingredients are:
soybean oil, whole eggs and egg yolks, water, vinegar, salt, sugar, lemon juice, natural flavors, calcium disodium EDTA(used to protect quality).
New label:
soybean oil, water, whole eggs & egg yolks, vinegar, salt, sugar, lemon juice, calcium disodium EDTA(used to protect quality), and natural flavors.

So, right off the bat, we see that they moved water from # 3 ingredient to # 2, knocking eggs/yolks from # 2 to # 3 and natural flavors from # 8 to # 9.

I'm in eastern PA and have no problem finding Duke's, now my go to mayo (and still 32ounces :D)
on sale for $2.50, sometimes $2

Also, Duke's makes their version of miracle whip, not too bad, and way better than the "original" which Kraft destroyed in recent years with the recipe change(s).

Popular flavors that you don't care for

Not a fan of chocolate and cinnamon together. On their own, no problem.

Why Wegmans is the Greatest Supermarket Ever

One thing caught me off guard a few months ago after shopping there just about since they entered PA. I saw the bakery staff placing frozen bread and rolls, etc. onto baking sheets one evening. Maybe they do use that industrial Hobart mixer, but I've never seen it in action. With a bakery staff greater than some entire supermarkets, you would think they would be baking from scratch more often and/or throughout the day. Just a small gripe I guess. Certainly won't keep me away.

Aug 27, 2013
ClockworkOrange in Chains

La Choy: WTF?

Makes sense since Michelina's, Chun King, Jeno's, and the birth of the pizza roll were all the brainchild of Jeno Paulucci

Rehoboth Beach Delaware--Long Weekend

Lunch - Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats
Dinner - Henlopen City Oyster House

Sep 19, 2012
ClockworkOrange in Mid-Atlantic

The best (store bought) hot dog buns

" Does King's Hawaiian make hot dog buns?"
Just saw an ad a week ago proclaiming that, yes, they now do make hot dog buns!

We're getting a Weis - any "don't miss" items?

They recently started carrying Graeter's ice cream.

Jun 22, 2012
ClockworkOrange in Chains

Pennsylvania Foods

FYI, it's Postie's : ) and unfortunately, I believe all they make nowadays is their birch beer in kegs. I used to love their lime (green, NOT lemon-lime, though that was tasty), cherry smash, grape, orange, pineapple, cream, etc. There is a place in Catawissa, PA near Bloomsburg: that still makes most of those olde timey sodas in a variety of package sizes. Made with cane sugar too BTW.

Jan 09, 2012
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania

"Real" frozen custard stand between Harrisburg & Lancaster (close to the Turnpike)

I've never been, but I have a few foodie friends that frequent the Harrisburg location.

Jul 11, 2011
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania

Any decent pizza near Bloomsburg?

So what pizza(s) did you end up trying at Berwick Brewing? Did you try their beer? Their curd and jager pie is borderline addictive.

May 06, 2011
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania

Any decent pizza near Bloomsburg?

Berwick Brewing Co. about 10 miles away on Route 11N.

Oct 24, 2010
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania

More Scranton and NEPA Wanderings - Report

Postie's is still around, although I think they only keg the birch beer. All their awesome flavored sodas are history. Ironically, I actually get a growler fill of the birch beer at Senape's tavern when I'm in the area.

Oct 06, 2010
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania

Sonic Drive In Comes to Wallingford ,Ct Food Review

Maybe it's just me, but I think their onion rings taste like french toast.

Aug 20, 2010
ClockworkOrange in Chains

Food Blogs in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area!

I know the author of this blog is a chowhound:

Coldstone Creamery...........First & Last Visit

No such thing as a pint of Haagen-Dazs. They are now 14 ounces. Just sayin' for those that don't know.

May 14, 2010
ClockworkOrange in Chains

i top my pancakes with...

Depending on my mood, either Lyle's Golden Syrup or real maple syrup. And of course butter is a given.

What menu items need to be retired?

The term "house made".

Super Foodtown in Lansdale

Foodtown is one of the few places (maybe the only place in PA) where you can find Tree Tavern frozen pizza. Great stuff, don't let the cheap looking package fool ya.

Jun 05, 2009
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania

Good Burgers in the Burbs

Capone's on the Germantown Pike in E. Norriton makes a great char grilled burger cooked any way you like it with a fantastic, world class beer selection as well.

Mar 19, 2009
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania

Farmer's Cheese - what is it? And what to do with it?

We mainly use farmers cheese for filling blintzes, but another one of my favorites is to crumble it and toss it in with some bow tie pasta along with some onions sauteed in butter, salt and pepper for a quick lenten meal.

Mar 12, 2009
ClockworkOrange in Cheese

Haagen Dazs Five: high overrun?

I saw the FIVE line-up at the local Giant yesterday. They come in the new H-D 14 ounce "pint" containers. I'll pass...

Russian River Beer on the East Coast(NJ,PA,DC,MD)?

Pliny the Elder is keg only in PA for now, no bottles. And Liquid Solutions does ship to PA, but they only have Damnation in stock at the moment.

Feb 24, 2009
ClockworkOrange in Beer

Where can I find HopSlam?

Quotations Pub in Media claims to have Hopslam on tap for the entire month of Feb.

Feb 04, 2009
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania

Looking for good flatbread pizza around Philly

Sounds like Earth Bread + Brewery will fulfill your needs:

Dec 29, 2008
ClockworkOrange in Pennsylvania