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Mike N' Dangelo's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria welcomes guests with a spread of more than 90 menu items. Chefs hand-roll housemade meatballs before stuffing them inside sub sandwiches or pairing them with spaghetti noodles. Each day, they slow-cook the sauces that top stuffed shells and chicken parmesan. Gourmet pizza options include the Mexi Melt with ground beef, taco seasoning, veggies, sour cream, and a spicy Mexi sauce.
Tarsitano's Artisan Winery used to be a dairy farm. "But I would rather squeeze grapes than cows, so I started a winery," Ken Tarsitano says. This isn't the only reason Ken turned his 17 acres—which has been in his family for five generations—into a vineyard. His grandfather, Michael Tarsitano, "always had something bubbling away in his cellar," and it was Grandpa's ability to transform elderberries, apples, and even dandelions into wine that inspired Ken.
Today, Ken is the owner, vineyard manager, and winemaker at his eponymous winery and vineyard, whose 25 grape varieties have been organic since its 1998 inception. Wine isn't the only thing visitors dine on here: winery goers savor flatbreads and cheese plates. Tarsitano's Artisan Winery even hosts events, such as moon-viewing parties, where guests gather to launch sky lanterns in the light of a waxing moon.
Located just off of Elk Creek, Girard Dinor has staved off the starvation of local regulars for decades, satisfying its customers with savory home-style fare and house-made desserts. From farm-fresh eggs for breakfast ($2.65+) to liver and onions in the evening ($6.85), Girard Dinor’s menu aims to indulge classic cravings without unduly disturbing understuffed wallets. Patrons can always count on the specialty flavor-crisp chicken dinner ($6.95) and the grilled ham 'n' cheese sandwich ($4.15) to quiet the thunder of hunger-stormed bellies. A perennial favorite from the all-day menu, the Dinosaur Burger meal sates raptor-like ravenousness with a grilled chopped-sirloin patty nestled in Jewish rye bread, crowned with sautéed mushrooms and onions before being swaddled in melted swiss cheese and a mild italian-pepper sauce ($7.50). Finish your feast by surrendering to the sweet salvation of old-fashioned hand-made pies (selections and prices vary).