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Restaurant suggestion please?

I have friends who will be traveling from Ocean City to the Newark airport on a Sunday morning. We'd like to meet them for breakfast/brunch somewhere that is reasonably on their way (they suggested the restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture, but that does not open until 11 a.m - too late).

I would appreciate any suggestions for a nice spot where we can linger without pressure. As I said, they are willing to go out of their way, so it does not have to be a place along the highway.

Thanks.

Jul 05, 2011
harpandheart in New Jersey

looking for a Philly restaurant offering lots of microbrew beers

thanks. This is for dinner. Probably a Friday or Saturday evening.

Nov 27, 2010
harpandheart in Philadelphia

looking for a Philly restaurant offering lots of microbrew beers

okay. Here's the idea. To take my daughter and her boyfriend (both 24) to the city for some good food - good pub grub would be just fine, some good beer and then to Macy's for the light show (I know, hokey, but a good way to start off the season and get in the spirit). My DH and I used to do that way way back before kids, but haven't done it for years and would like to restart the tradition.

Not looking for fancy by any means. Bars with good food actually preferred.

thanks

Nov 27, 2010
harpandheart in Philadelphia

looking for a Philly restaurant offering lots of microbrew beers

Thanks for any suggestions you have.

Nan

Nov 27, 2010
harpandheart in Philadelphia

Cocina Loca in Newtown's

Can find everything from a rave review on this restaurant to all sorts of complaints about it on the net.

Any personal experiences here that anyone would like to share?

Thanks

Nov 01, 2009
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

Bridgetown Mill House in Langhorne

I passed the Bridgetown Mill House earlier today and noticed they had a sign out for dinners...anyone been there lately who can give me an idea of the menu/quality? Thanks!

Jul 03, 2009
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

speaking of capogiro's from the post on Philly foods you dream about..

I've never had their gelato but just went out to the website to take a look. I see that they have various packages of gelato flavors that they ship.

So I need to know. Is it really that good? So good that I can order some for my husband for father's day (he's a really special dad and I want to get him something completely out of the ordinary). Which mix of flavors would you recommend?

Since they send orders out on Tuesdays only, it's going to have to sit in my freezer for a few days. Does anyone see any problem with that?

Thanks,

Jun 08, 2009
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

Incredible pizza at LaVilla in Morrisville, PA.

we went there last night and it was everything you said. Amazingly good pizza, great service.

We've had a run of bad pizzas over the past year or so and despaired of finding good pizza in this area, but the tomato pie was everyhing I hoped for in a pizza. Thank heavens! A place for pizza near us!

Dec 21, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

looking for ideas on destinations for a day get-away...

Oh dear, do we need to get away for a day.

We live just north of Philly near Trenton and we'd really like to get in the car this Sunday morning, and just drive to somewhere that provides a distraction, perhaps something to get us into the Christmas spirit, some good food, something to take our minds off the cares of the world for a day.

We are very williing to drive an hour or two.

I've been reading about the farmer's markets on a post below, particularly Zerns - they appear to be open this Sunday. We do like farmer's markets and fresh food and that kind of thing. If you've been there, is it a place that might fit the bill for us - enough to keep us interested and distracted for a few hours, some good food to eat, etc?

On the other hand, when we were younger, we used to enjoy New Hope for a day - now it just seems crowded and the sidewalks are to skinny for comfortable strolling.

Too cold to go to Ellis Island.

Done Philly to death already.

Did New York in the fall when it was still warm and beautiful.

Use your imagination - any ideas for us that combines a holiday distraction, interesting sites and good food?

Thanks for any suggestions...

Dec 16, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

Ithaca, Moosewood and other restaurants

We're going to be passing through Ithaca next Saturday around lunch time and were planning on stopping the Moosewood Cafe until I read the most recent post about it from Aug 18. Sounds like a dud and a place we should stay away from. The poster does suggest the Lost Dog Cafe. Any other restaurants in Ithaca or south that we might enjoy - not necessarily vegetarian .

Thanks

Aug 20, 2008
harpandheart in General Tristate Archive

I need to find a restaurant in Bethlehem for

a gift certificate for a nun - about 55 years old. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Aug 05, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

Any recommendations for Sellersville?

uh..it looks wonderful. But is there anywhere else less pricey? A good deli, great pizza, good diner by any chance?

Thanks

Jun 26, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

Any recommendations for Sellersville?

DH and I are going to a concert there tomorrow evening and we'd like to eat beforehand. Any recommendations for restaurants there - nothing fancy or expensive, just good food.

Thanks
Nancy

Jun 26, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

name of an old franchise place that serviced gyros in malls.

well, that was easy enough. Apparently they are located in the Michigan/Ohio are and are now called Olga's Kitchen. Here's a link for the recipe for the flat bread:

http://www.recipelink.com/mf/31/8070

Jun 22, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

name of an old franchise place that serviced gyros in malls.

Bingo! Thank you. Now to find the recipe for the flat bread.

Jun 22, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

name of an old franchise place that serviced gyros in malls.

This has to be at least 20 years back, probably longer. We had one in our local mall. They had someone in the front window making some sort of flat bread on a small round pan. The bread itself was a bit thick, round, but had a crispy outside and a chewy inside. Not like any of the flat bread I've tried since. And it was slightly sweet. I always got the lamb gyro minus the onions but with the wonderful garlicky, sour cream cucumber sauce.

At any rate, I'd love to find a recipe for the bread they were making, but I can't even remember the name of the restaurant.

Does this ring a bell for anyone?

Thankss

Jun 22, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

I miss Isaly's ham salad!

wow. I haven't thought about that for years. We used to go to Isaly's in Coraopolis for Klondike's -back when the chocolate was thick and the ice cream was good. That's what I miss!

Anyone else from Coraopolis or thereabouts ? I also remember ordering square slices of pizza from a pizza shop there - you could order each slice separately and get what you wanted. A wonderful childhood memory - I remember it as great pizza. I'm not sure I would think that now,but it was wonderful back then!

Jun 22, 2008
harpandheart in Home Cooking

Duck Soup in New Hope

Thank you! Good to know. This is a great time of year for wandering up there some weekend and trying it out.

Jun 19, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

Duck Soup in New Hope

years ago, we used to go to a place in Rosemont to eat breakfast - it was run by two women and it was on the right hand side of the road as you were approaching from the south.

I thought they closed though. I wonder if this is the same place - parking behind the restaurant? You could enter through a door from the parking lot or walk to the front and come in that way. I wish I remembered more - but I do remember they had great food. I think they had some old fashioned wooden display cases?.... I wish I had a better memory actually.

Jun 19, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

Duck Soup in New Hope

Been to Miel's also. Both are delicious. I love Miel's for dinner - meat loaf, turkey dinner, etc. But I'd recommend either - Duck Soup or Miel's - for breakfast. Karla (I think that's her name) at Duck Soup makes an omelet just like your mom would make, if your mom was a super duper cook. It's homey, relaxed and laid back. I know they are not 'professionals' but that's one of the things I like about Duck Soup.

Jun 19, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania

Duck Soup in New Hope

If you have not tried Duck Soup at the Logan Square Shopping Center outside of New Hope, I would highly recommend it. The owner serves breakfast and lunch, all homemade, all fresh, and Friday dinners (call first). We've been going for years, and have watched her daughters grow up into beautiful young ladies as they both worked in the restaurant with their mom.

She's a wonderfull cook - been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I'd recommend all three.

Jun 15, 2008
harpandheart in Pennsylvania