Ingredient sculptors at Lee Gribben's on Main sear up succulent seafood and steak while an in-house pastry chef dotes over decadent epilogues. Meat and seafood dishes share equal billing on the dinner menu, where they share a bunk in the surf 'n' turf plate. At lunch, chefs stuff chicken, roast beef, and veggies inside slices of bread or nearby UPS packages for quick delivery to the mouth. The deft pastry chefs at Lee Gribben's on Main handcraft an array of sinful desserts, including boston cream cake, cheesecake, and crème brûlée torched. Guests can dine inside, where vibrant, modern artwork pops against marbled green walls, or outside on the patio. Trivia and karaoke nights encourage guests to stick around and head to the full bar for after-dinner drinks.
Like their recipes, the Mannino family comes from Sicily. At Italiano Delite, they and their chefs keep up the rich tradition of genuine Sicilian fare through a rustic menu filled with the likes of pasta and meatballs, baked lasagna, and penne alla vodka, as well as gluten-free and low-carb options. Their 30 specialty pizzas such as the Philly cheesesteak add greater variety to family-style eating, while their midday buffets please both belly and eye with a feast-worthy spread of hot and cold appetizers, pastas, entrees, and salads.
With chef Michael Geary of the 2009 Pennsylvania Iron Chef Championship team in the kitchen, the Sam Adams Brew Pub serves an elegantly simple menu of grilled American fare palatably paired with at least four Sam Adams brews always on tap. With the pub’s softly lit atmosphere, diners can watch the big game while stimulating cuisine receptacles with a delicious dish of grilled quesadilla ($7.50) and a fruity pinot grigio ($5.75). The 8-ounce barbecue-sauce-slathered, broiled Samuel burger ($9) satiates cantankerous tummies while the pub’s onion-topped cheese steak ($8.50) quells persistent hungry. To drink, barley buffs can guzzle the Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat or the robust Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Spend the evening playing the free pool, darts, and shuffleboards, or stop by on a Thursday for Guest Bartender Night, when a local celebrity, dignitary, or former king of Estonia will be serving brews for a charity of his or her choice.
The Burgery Company's menu shakes up the classic construction of an American standard by using fresh, local ingredients and a cornucopia of protein options to suit all tastes. Defying the austerity of the plain––yet delicious––beef burger ($6.25), the roadrunner ostrich burger slathers itself in vibrant mango relish, plaintain crisps, and a fake accent ($12.95) to appeal to roving, worldly stomachs, as two varieties of veggie patties ($6.95) quell voracious vegetable appetites with the fresh taste of flame-kissed unmeats.
Examiner.com praised the "authentic cuisine and atmosphere" of Pickles Steakhouse. Reviewers are polarized on the food but praise the variety of menu options. Insider Pagers give it an average of four stars, and eight TripAdvisors give it an average of three owl eyes.
Inside a 19th-century farmhouse, Executive chef Javan Small uses seasonal meats and produce sourced from local farms to create contemporary gourmet dishes that have earned praise from Gayot. The dinner menu changes to reflect seasonally available ingredients and has included seared duck under orange oregano sauce, cast-iron-seared scallops with bacon corn pudding, and grilled zucchini cakes drizzled in carrot-chipotle syrup. Chef Small creates each dish using the techniques he learned studying in kitchens across the US and Europe. The chef even spent time working at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Luxembourg, where he learned the knife skills necessary to shred old dream journals full of surreal dinner recipes.
With its quaint wood accents and large farmhouse windows, the restaurant's provincial style perfectly mirrors the pastoral origins of chef Small’s ingredients. The website likens dining at The Farmhouse to “stepping into an Andrew Wyeth painting.” The six dining rooms exude simple elegance with wide-planked wooden floors and wooden chairs. The Farmhouse also houses an English-style pub that houses more than 60 bottles of wine, a four-page list of bottled beers, and more than 30 kinds of scotch whiskey.