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The Silver Spoon in Wayne

I love the Silver Spoon! I used to have lunch with my sister at their previous location (also in Wayne) when they just offered counter service. I've had lunch and dinner at the new location and have been pleased both times. The owners have done a wonderful job with the decor and the food is wonderful.

Oct 02, 2012
paoli40 in Philadelphia

Rte 30 between Paoli and Wayne

I'd recommend skipping all three and trying Restaurant Alba (Malvern), Nectar (Berwyn) or Silverspoon Cafe (Wayne).

Mar 20, 2012
paoli40 in Philadelphia

Noodle Soup

Love Pagoda Noodle House . . . right near the Ritz East theater.

Noodle House
2313 US Highway 1 Ste 4, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Nov 13, 2010
paoli40 in Philadelphia

Work dinner for ~12 in West Chester area

Looking for suggestions for a weeknight work dinner for ~12 people close to West Chester. Want something reasonably priced, possibly BYO. Parking is often an issue in downtown West Chester so not sure if we want to go there.

Sep 29, 2010
paoli40 in Philadelphia

Dinner between Newtown (Bucks) and Paoli?

We are meeting friends for dinner this Saturday night. We've decided we don't want to go into Philly. Would love to find a great restaurant that would be about halfway between Newtown (Bucks County) and Paoli. Maybe something in the Blue Bell/Ambler/Hatboro areas. All four of us are "into" food and willing to pay a lot for a really good meal. Open to any cuisine. Thank you!

Jun 01, 2010
paoli40 in Philadelphia

Mother's Day Brunch BUFFET near Malvern

Radnor Hotel does a pretty nice job. Wouldn't recommend Winberies. Longwood Gardens is far to travel from Malvern. Haven't been to the Desmond in awhile. Also, Nectar and Meridith's (both in Berwyn) do great brunch but I don't think either is a buffet.

Apr 30, 2010
paoli40 in Philadelphia

Cannolis near West Chester

Any recommendations for purchasing cannolis in the West Chester/Paoli area? I won't have the time to go any further to get them. Thanks!

Apr 30, 2010
paoli40 in Philadelphia

Carlisle-Harrisburg area diners (etc.)?

Campbelltown Cafe is about 45 minutes from Carlisle, not far from Hershey. Definitely a mom and pop kind of place. They serve "classic American cuisine with a Southern influence". I had outstanding grits and vegetable omelet for breakfast. Service is friendly. Decor is kitschy.

Oct 15, 2009
paoli40 in Pennsylvania

Dinner between 1600 JFK Blvd & Walnut St. Theater

Hubbie and I will be going to the Walnut St. Theater (9th & Walnut) on Wednesday night. We're looking for a spot for dinner that would be along the way (on foot) from 1600 JFK Blvd. Don't want to venture too far off the trail as we want to be able to have a 6:00 dinner and have time to get to an 8 pm show. BYO would be good but not required, not interested in Asian. Moderate to upper moderate in price. Not too sure what's along Walnut St these days (I know Striped Bass, Susanna Foo, and Circa are all gone.) The only place we've been in that area recently was Kanella's which was excellent but would like to try someplace different. Any rec's would be appreciated.

Jun 26, 2009
paoli40 in Pennsylvania

Brunch between Hershey and Paoli?

We're going to be in Hershey this weekend for our anniversary. Unfortunately, we couldn't get a reservation at Hotel Hershey for brunch on Sunday. Any recommendations for a very nice brunch spot between Hershey and Paoli? Preferably closer to Hershey but we will be heading home to Paoli that day so any recommendations would be appreciated. Maybe in Lancaster?

Apr 20, 2009
paoli40 in Pennsylvania

Weekend in B'more-please comment on restaurant choices

We are six 40ish women who will be coming to Baltimore 9/19-21 for our annual "girls weekend". I am the restaurant finder. Please let me know what you think of my picks. We are staying at the Renaissance Harborplace.

We like to eat cheap on Friday night--pitchers of beer, burgers, fries, etc. I thought we'd try Duda's on Friday. Maybe we should get there early to avoid crowds. Anything to avoid or definitely order from their menu? What's the best way to get there from our hotel?

On Saturday, we'll be sightseeing-bus tour, museum, walking, etc. Will probably hit Faidley's for crabs. On Saturday night we like to have nice meal and I've chosen Watertable in the Renaissance. Besides convenience, I liked the menu and have read good reviews.

We'll be leaving town on Sunday around noon. Anyplace in particular we should hit for breakfast? Since we're splurging on Saturday night, we'd probably want something more casual for breakfast on Sunday. We all have 3-4 hour drives home so would like to eat someplace relatively close to the hotel.

Your comments and suggestions are much appreciated!

Dinner before Les Miz @ Walnut St?

We will be taking our 14 y.o. son to see Les Miz next month at Walnut St. Theater. We'd like to go to dinner before the show. Looking for something close to the theater (9th & Walnut.) The three of us will eat just about anything. Not looking for something too fancy but reasonably nice since he (and we) appreciates good food. BYO or not; probably no Asian or Italian since we get that a lot in the burbs. Suggestions?

May 16, 2008
paoli40 in Pennsylvania

Quiet BYOB near Bella Vista?

We will be taking my brother out for his 40th birthday next Saturday night. We're looking for a reasonably quiet BYOB within reasonable walking distance of his house (8th & Fitzwater.) Any suggestions? We're not looking for a "traditional" Italian meal in the Italian Market area but more along the lines of one of the husband/wife BYOBs that seem to be everywhere. The six of us are pretty adventurous eaters (one vegetarian.) Thanks!

May 16, 2008
paoli40 in Pennsylvania

cow hollow

We just stayed at the Cow Hollow Motor Inn 4/30-5/2. Home Plate for breakfast had gotten rave reviews but I didn't think it was anything special. Rose's Cafe charges $5 for a cup of tea at $9 for French toast but they were the best tea and French toast we've ever eaten! Bistro Aix is a stone's throw from the motor inn. We said on the back patio which is noisy but very pleasant. Try the cracker crust pizza--delicious. For our last dinner we ate at Plumpjack Cafe--our meal was wonderful, service was great and the apple tart was the best I've ever eaten. Have a great trip!

Breakfast in Cow Hollow

Hubbie & I will be in Napa and San Francisco for 6 nights. We're staying in a "nice" B&B in Calistoga so decided to go "economy" in San Francisco. We'll be in a motor inn in Cow Hollow. Can you offer suggestion for a great breakfast to start our day of sightseeing in San Francisco? We'll be there during the week so won't have to fight the usual weekend lines that are common at many popular breakfast spots. Would like to find a couple of breakfast spots close to the motel (on Lombard) before we hit the town. We'll be doing the typical touristy attractions (Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, ride the cable cars, lunch in Tiburon, lots of walking, etc.) Anyway, your Cow Hollow breakfast recommendations would be appreciated!

Good challah near Paoli

Looking to buy some good challah for Rosh Hashanah. I've bought challah at Acme in the past but wasn't real happy with it. Any recommendations near Paoli?

Sep 07, 2007
paoli40 in Pennsylvania

Recommendations for Restaurants for UT/CO/NM Trip

We just returned from 10 days in Utah and Arizona. We spent two nights in Moab. It's a very lively town -- lots of restaurants, coffee shops, book stores, clothing, etc. We had dinner the first night at Eddie McStiff's which is a brewpub/family restaurant. Food was fine, beer was good, place was nothing special. The second day we had lunch at Milt's Stop 'n Eat. This is a luncheonette, off the beaten path, that has been a Moab institution for over 50 years. They are under new owners who have not changed a thing. You can sit at the counter or order from their take out window. The food is not fancy but it was one of the highlights of our trip! My husband & I both had the frito pie -- a bowl lined with Fritos topped with their homemade chili and onions and cheese. Sounds pretty trashy but it was really good! The kids enjoyed their burgers and dogs and the shakes and malts were delicious. I highly recommend it! (Also, avoid Sunset Grill -- beautiful view from high above Moab but the food was lousy.) We loved Arches & Canyonlands NPs. I assume you're going to both. Enjoy!

Aug 27, 2007
paoli40 in Southwest

Dinner & A Movie in Phoenixville

I thought we'd go to the Colonial Theater to see "Volver" on Saturday night. Does anyone have any suggestions for an early dinner before the movie? We LOVE Majolica but want to try someplace different. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Mar 09, 2007
paoli40 in Pennsylvania

Review lunch at Spence Cafe in West Chester

Kathi -- I just had dinner at Spence Cafe this past week. I agree with your review. I had been to there about 5 years ago so wasn't sure what to expect. Four of us went to celebrate my 40th b-day. I had the hearts of romaine salad with maytag cheese and roasted walnuts (yum.) Enjoyed the monkfish (on special) wrapped with applewood bacon. For dessert, I blew out the candle on a slice of chocolate peanut butter pie/tart. The only downside to our meal was that around 9:30 they start setting up for live music (cool!) but just about everyone around us started smoking (ugh!)

We also love Gilmore's in WC -- great for an intimate night out!

Aug 19, 2006
paoli40 in Pennsylvania

Lunch near Port Discovery/Market Visit

We're arriving in Baltimore at lunchtime on Sunday. The kids really want to go to Port Discovery (they loved it two years ago.) We'd like to park near Market Place, have lunch, and then go to Port Discovery. Any recommendations for lunch near Port Discovery for two 40 somethings and three kids (12, 9, and 6) We'll eat just about anything.

Also, I understand that Lexington Market and Cross St. Market are closed on Sunday. If we can only go to one of them on Monday (our last day in B'more), which would you recommend and why? Which is closer to Inner Harbor where we'll probably spend most of our time on Monday. Thanks!