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Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Well...I'm a bar food kind of guy at heart. There's some really GOOD bar food at Coakley's in New Cumberland. Busy signs out front, good beer and bar chow inside, reasonable prices. I like it.

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Coakley's
305 Bridge St Ste Frnt, New Cumberland, PA 17070

Mar 03, 2011
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Thanks, everyone. I didn't have anywhere near enough room to get all this in; it was primarily a brewery guidebook, after all!
It's clear to me now that a book on Pennsylvania's regional/local foods is needed!

Feb 14, 2011
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Thanks! My dad died last July, and hearing memories is great. I dedicated the book to his memory.
I think I got the Hammond's in the book, and pig stomach.

Feb 14, 2011
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Yeah, I got that at the hotel feeds in Shartlesville. Very tasty, but man, does it ever knock you out. Potato filling at lunch = auto-nap.

Feb 14, 2011
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

I've had snapper soup in Germany and Switzerland that was much like Philly snapper soup, though I don't remember being offered sherry on the side.

Feb 14, 2011
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

I did get Tait Farm's shrubs in the book: one of the brewpubs in central PA (Elk Creek Cafe in Millheim) sells them. Elk Creek's got a great menu, too: a lot of local/sustainable stuff and local flavor that they advertise as "nouveau Dutchie cuisine." Excellent beer, too.

Feb 14, 2011
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Depends on the "chicken and waffles" you're talking. FRIED chicken and waffles? No. But chicken gravy with chunks of chicken in it (and maybe some peas and onions) with plenty of black pepper? Yeah, that's PA Dutch, and I've never seen it anywhere else.

Feb 14, 2011
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Sure. Um...how do we do that? Been a long time since I was active here (four years?), do I just give you my e-mail here?

May 06, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Don't know it: what is it?

May 06, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Had all that stuff already -- well, except your corn pie, I guess -- but that sounds like an event to mention.

May 06, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Huh. I know about clear toys, but never heard of mosey's. Where are they from?

May 06, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Mosey's?

May 01, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Salt sticks? What's salt sticks, Precious?

May 01, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

I'm a Lancaster boy, I'm all over the Buds.

May 01, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

I've got that in, going to do a little bit on the micro-distillers that are popping up, and tip the hat to Jacquin et Cie.

May 01, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

I know those bar sausages. We called them "Martian dix." Yeesh.

The BBQ thing, we used to get that about once every two weeks in the school cafeteria.

May 01, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Heinz, good one!

May 01, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Roast pork...definitely. Snapper soup? Is that a pure Philly thing?

May 01, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

I decided to leave Goldenberg's out last time, because of that. Might reconsider.

Apr 30, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

All over the Middleswarth phenom, baby!

Apr 30, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Do we know if whoopie pies ARE Pennsylvanian? I've seen them claimed as "made here" in a number of states...all with sizeable Mennonite populations. I wonder if they've spread them wherever they've gone.

Apr 30, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Need to find it somewhere first!
But I'll tell you: I definitely agree on the Monterey Pub. Great place, wish I lived on that street.

Apr 30, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

I'm with you, and thanks (especially for the teaberry ice cream and birch beer (DUH!)) except... Montgomery pie? Who dat?

Apr 30, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Ha, butter cake: the only time I ever saw people get nasty at Rieker's Prime Meats in Philly was when a woman ignored the clear sign and sat her bag on top of a butter cake and squashed it! They made her buy it, and I thought she got off easy: they should have taken her out back and smacked her.

Apr 30, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Hi, folks, looking for some help. I'm writing a 4th edition of my guidebook, Pennsylvania Breweries. In the 3rd edition I added a Pennsylvania Regional Foods section that had cheesesteaks, cup cheese, Boilo, landjaegers, Old Forge pizza, bumbleberry pie, and the Primanti Bros. sandwich. I also had brief mentions of hoagies, soft pretzels, scrapple, Tastykakes, shoofly pie, apple schnitz, local chips and pretzels, chicken pot pie, red beet eggs, hot dogs (with the meat sauce that goes by a variety of names), and Pittsburgh fried fish sandwiches.

Now... what I'm looking for are other Pennsylvania regional foods I didn't list, the Pennsylvania equivalent of New York's spiedies or beef on weck, or DC's half-smokes, or New Jersey's salt water taffy and pork roll. Really Pennsylvania stuff, not a Pennsylvania restaurant that makes really good barbecue, for example. One that comes to mind -- and I can't believe I missed it -- is Lebanon bologna, definitely going in the new book. But I know I must have missed some stuff. I'm particularly interested in foods from the center and northwest part of the state, don't have many of those.

Can you help me out? Thanks!

Lew Bryson

Apr 30, 2009
LewBryson in Pennsylvania